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They look like cute speckled eggs! (:

They look like cute speckled eggs! (:

I am loooving these speckle nails!!! I like how this one looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream! ;D

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Polishes Used:

Essence nail art peel off base coat. I love using this with glitter nail polishes because they can be such a pain to remove with polish remover & a cotton pad. With this you can just peel it off!

Essie mint candy apple

Hard Candy 664 gummy green

Revlon Colorstay 010 top coat. Best top coat I’ve ever used! The finish is incredibly glossy and lasts forever. The base coat from this polish line is also a favorite of mine. I used the Essence for these nails however because I was working with glitter(:

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Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Light 4-5

This is a good drugstore powder. I have very oily skin, & was desperately searching for a good mattifying powder with a good amount of coverage, since I’ve been steering towards using the Garnier Shine Control BB cream rather than a thick foundation, since the weather has been getting a lot warmer & I am getting ever more oily!.

I do like this powder, however I don’t feel like my search for my HG powder is over ):

This powder does have a matte finish, and it does have a very good lasting power(:

However, the only thing I don’t like is the coverage, or lack of actually. This powder has a light to medium coverage, depending on the method of application. However, I prefer a medium to full coverage powder, especially when I am not wearing heavy liquid or cream foundation to cover my acne & old acne marks.

I am going to try the MAC Studio Fix Plus next (which I will have a review about later), however that powder will probably be too thick & full to use to blot throughout the day. So I will happily continue using my Dream Matte Powder for touching up(:

If you like a light to medium coverage powder that will help control your oil, I would definitely recommend this to you(:

Review: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base
Let me just start by saying I have oily/combination, acne-prone skin, so I was SO stoked when I say this at my local Target! This product states: “Keep shiny skin under control all day long, with this mattifying oil-free base. Light reflecting particles help disguise fine lines and flaws, while Meadowsweet helps regulate oil production, to minimize blemishes, without blocking pores. Contains Cucumber extract to help soothe skin and Salicylic acid to help fight against spot causing bacteria.”
I applied this primer after my morning moisturizer had been completely absorbed. It was a very thick consistency so I could not smooth it over my skin, it had to be pressed into my skin. After I finished applying it, I looked at my fingers and noticed a bunch of white flakes. I then looked closely at my face, & noticed my face was also covered in a white film that was peeling and flaking HORRIBLY! I tried applying my foundation anyways, to see if I could still work with it. However, my BB cream clung to the flaky patches and looked terrible. I had to re-wash my face & redo my morning routine :/ I am not even going to try giving this product one more go, & I definitely would not recommend this to anyone ):

Review: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Let me just start by saying I have oily/combination, acne-prone skin, so I was SO stoked when I say this at my local Target! This product states: “Keep shiny skin under control all day long, with this mattifying oil-free base. Light reflecting particles help disguise fine lines and flaws, while Meadowsweet helps regulate oil production, to minimize blemishes, without blocking pores. Contains Cucumber extract to help soothe skin and Salicylic acid to help fight against spot causing bacteria.”

I applied this primer after my morning moisturizer had been completely absorbed. It was a very thick consistency so I could not smooth it over my skin, it had to be pressed into my skin. After I finished applying it, I looked at my fingers and noticed a bunch of white flakes. I then looked closely at my face, & noticed my face was also covered in a white film that was peeling and flaking HORRIBLY! I tried applying my foundation anyways, to see if I could still work with it. However, my BB cream clung to the flaky patches and looked terrible. I had to re-wash my face & redo my morning routine :/ I am not even going to try giving this product one more go, & I definitely would not recommend this to anyone ):

Review: Maybelline The Flash Clean, Clean Express! Makeup Removing Lotion
I just want to start this review by saying that I wear waterproof mascara daily, & a full face of makeup (foundation, powder, blush, & brows).
I have been on a long search for a product that would remove my full face of makeup, mascara included, very easily & quickly. I have finally found that product.
This product is basically a white lotion that you apply to your dry face & work in circular motions until your makeup feels removed. Keep your eyes closed, it does sting a little bit if it gets in your eyes.
Because this product is not oil free, water alone won’t rinse it off. The packaging says you do not have to rinse this product off, but I would recommend washing it off because it leaves an oily residue. So once I feel my mascara & face makeup are thoroughly removed, I get my face wet, & use any extra face wash I have lying around to wash off any residue. From there I use my regular nightly facial wash to cleanse my face.
This product works amazing at removing my makeup. It breaks down waterproof mascara very effectively & quickly, & is very moisturizing on the eyes. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has a difficult time removing their makeup, especially waterproof mascara.
Pros:
Removes waterproof mascara easily & quickly
Removes face makeup easily & quickly
Moisturizing
Cons:
Requires an extra step because it needs to be washed off

Review: Maybelline The Flash Clean, Clean Express! Makeup Removing Lotion

I just want to start this review by saying that I wear waterproof mascara daily, & a full face of makeup (foundation, powder, blush, & brows).

I have been on a long search for a product that would remove my full face of makeup, mascara included, very easily & quickly. I have finally found that product.

This product is basically a white lotion that you apply to your dry face & work in circular motions until your makeup feels removed. Keep your eyes closed, it does sting a little bit if it gets in your eyes.

Because this product is not oil free, water alone won’t rinse it off. The packaging says you do not have to rinse this product off, but I would recommend washing it off because it leaves an oily residue. So once I feel my mascara & face makeup are thoroughly removed, I get my face wet, & use any extra face wash I have lying around to wash off any residue. From there I use my regular nightly facial wash to cleanse my face.

This product works amazing at removing my makeup. It breaks down waterproof mascara very effectively & quickly, & is very moisturizing on the eyes. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has a difficult time removing their makeup, especially waterproof mascara.

Pros:

Removes waterproof mascara easily & quickly

Removes face makeup easily & quickly

Moisturizing

Cons:

Requires an extra step because it needs to be washed off

NYX Cream Shadow - Pinky Beige & Chestnut

Pro’s:

- Great pigmentation

- Gorgeous colors

- Water resistant

- Inexpensive

- Work great as a base/lid color

Con’s:

- VERY fast drying, you have to work quick

- Almost impossible to blend, you have to blend them out with a regular eyeshadow

[So you cannot really use them in the crease..]

Overall, I would give these Cream Shadow’s a 7 out of 10. They are very nice quality & color, however their uses are just a bit limited. However they are not limited because of the quality, they have limits simply because they are water resistant so once they dry they cannot be blended out @ all unless they are blended out with another shadow of a similar color.

NXY HD Photogenic Concealer - Porcelain

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Pro’s:

- Perfect color for my skin tone [it’s almost impossible to find concealer colors fair enough for me, but this concealer has a great selection for fair skin tones.]

- Good medium coverage

- Lasts all day when set with powder

- Does not crease in the under-eye area

- Very affordable

Con’s:

- None

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