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Sweet Manicure Monday

Hello Beauties!

I am back with my first Manicure Monday of the year. Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, but I am still going to put my post up. I love a sparkly blue this time of year and the Rimmel London Sweetie Crush in 002 Blueberry Whizz reminds me of snow and glass slippers. This is my manicure with one thin coat and second thicker coat. I could have done a third for pure opaqueness, but I feel that would have been really thick. I just love this color and I cannot wait to paint my nails next week. Maybe, I’ll paint my toe nails this color, too….

With Love,

Selena

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Thank You Rimmel London

For Rimmel London Volume Accelerator Mascara in 003 Extreme Black*

What it is: A mascara in extreme black that volumizes and helps to grow your own lashes.

Key Ingredients: Procapil- the growth serum.

How it feels/smells/looks: The formula is very black and very wet. It is easy to get clumpy lashes and it just gets all over the eye area. The formula also takes a long time to dry, so sometimes the lashes stick together.

Why I like it: This was sent to me for free by the company, which was the only good thing I liked about the mascara. I didn’t like the wand, because it was hard to get the inner corners and it ended up a clumpy mess. This stuff takes forever to dry, then flakes like crazy. It was a pain to work with and involved  a lot of checking to make sure that my under-eye area wasn’t all black flakes. I would buy a Rimmel product again, but I think that I will pass on their mascaras. Has anyone else tried this? What were your thoughts on it?

With Love,

Selena

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Manicure Monday: Frozen Elsa

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have a quick Manicure Monday post for you and it is a pretty polish that I like to call Elsa’s fingernails from Frozen, if she could of had her nails painted a color that would match her personality. Dani calls them “Cinderella’s Glass Slippers”. Either one would be an accurate description of it.

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What do you guys think? This is two coats of Rimmel London’s Sweetie Crush in 012 Blueberry Whizz. It is a sugar effects nail polish. It is similar to sand polishes, but I think that the sugar ones are extra glittery and sparkly! Happy Monday Everyone! BTW, Dani bought me this nail polish along with a few others. So, you can look forward to some never before seen colors. I want to try to do these posts more regularly. What do you think about them apples? Now, I want an apple…with feta cheese.

With Love,

Selena

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Favorites: The Makeup Edition

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

This is going to be a fun favorites blog post on makeup. I have so much of it that I do not even know where to start! I am a makeup person, but a minimalist in this department. I usually highlight one or two features and keep everything else natural and neutral. So, let me begin…My top five favorite makeup products are:

makeup favs

foundation

1. Liquid Foundation: My favorite liquid foundation of all time is Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16 hr Mineral Enriched Foundation in 103 True Ivory. Wow. That’s a mouthful! I am almost done with the bottle and I remember paying 8 US DOLLARS for this 1 fl oz bottle. I will definitely repurchase this again. It makes my face flawless and lasts all day. I am not the type of girl that brings foundation with her to reapply throughout the day, so I need something with staying power. This is perfect. It leaves a natural finish and is waterproof. I give this 5 out of 5 stars for performance.

cheek gel

2. Cheek Stain: I have recently rediscovered my love for cheek stains. They look natural and last for hours without reapplying. I am currently loving Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in No. 2 Sun Kissed, priced around 20 US DOLLARS for 0.45 oz. I know this is expensive, but you only need a little bit to pull off a natural look. The color looked totally dark in person, so I had my doubts. IT is sheer, tinted color. This gave me a rosy glow that didn’t look fake. It enhanced the look of my skin. People thought that I looked tanner with this on. This is a four for me, because it does stain your fingers, which I think is a bit messy.

glitter eye liner

3. Glitter Eyeliner: Who says only teens can pull off this look? I love wearing glitter eyeliner! It cheers me up on dreary days. My current obsession is Too Faced Starry-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner in Super Freak for 10 US DOLLARS for 0.14 oz. I love the purply-pink glitter in this clear liner. I even see hints of green and blue for depth. It is a gorgeous pop of color. The super thin brush allows complete control. I usually line my bottom lash line with this. The bottle itself is cute with a metallic pink cap. It is perfectly girly and the eyeliner lasts through hours of sweating on the dance floor. The most amazing thing? I slept in this eyeliner and woke up with it still applied as when I went to sleep in it. Perfect. 5 stars for performance.

bronzerbronzing powder

4. Pressed Bronzer: We have all heard about faking a tan and how bronzers can look more fake than real. I love The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in Shade 02 Fair Matte for 20 US DOLLARS for 0.39 oz. This bronzer is matte, so it looks natural and the bronzer has a brown look to it. It was pressed into a cute honey-cone design. I have used it so much, you can barely see it anymore. It is two shades darker than my skin, so it is the perfect bronzed look without being overpowering or too dark. 4 stars for performance, because it can look orange when not blended fully.

eye shadow avon

5. Eye Shadow: This is a no brainer for most people. Eye Shadow is an essential makeup component. What I am loving for summer is Avon Extra Lasting 16 hr Eye Shadow in Blue Meridian K501 for 8 US DOLLARS for 0.053 oz. I love this blue eye shadow. It is a cream to powder in a sea blue that never creases even without primer. And I have oily lids, too! It comes in a tube like a lip gloss with a wand except shorter and chunkier. The wand makes touchups on the go simple and easy. I give this eye shadow a five for performance.

Some swatches from left to right: eyeshadow, bronzer, eyeliner, cheek gel, foundation.

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Now, that you know my makeup favorites, what are some of yours? Please leave a comment or post a blog response and ping it to mine so I can see it. Thanks for reading and following!

With Love,
Hannahxoxoxo