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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sally Hansen Costume Glitters AND What I Am Wearing for Halloween 2014

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Since I decided not to dress up for Halloween this year- mostly because I ran out of time- I decided to do it big on the nails and makeup. This year I blinged it out with GLITTER and MATTE. Two of my favorite polishes in the world. Everybody feels better with a little glitter on their fingers and I feel a little better with my nails matted out.
 First, the polish is a glitter topper in a clear base. It has silver holographic squares, hexes and micro glitters throughout. It applied really well and was not clumpy. I had two coats on each finger and let the first coat dry a little before applying the second so it wouldn't drag the undies with it. 
 Now, the design!! I did a little skittle for some pizzaz. I used the matte polish to add some vampy french tips and stripes to kick it up a notch. Overall, I think this was a great addition to my Halloween 2014 holiday. What did you wear on your nails?
Colors Used:
Sally Hansen- Scaredy Matte
Sally Hansen- Costume Glitters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty 2014 Collection

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Today, I have some pieces from the NYC New York Color 2014 Limited Edition Midnight Beauty Collection. I have make up, I have lipstick, AND I have nail polish.All of these are perfect Halloween colors if you need to add any more to your collection. and if you get a chance to pick any of these up, they are all reasonably priced. I have seen the eye shadow, the lipstick and the nail polishes in previous collections, so if you missed them this time they may come back around again. 

Animal Instinct
I love most of my NYC New York Color polishes that I own, but this one I must say I am slightly disappointed in. I had to apply 3 coats just to get over the streaky-ness of it. I looooove the color so much and I wanted it to work so bad, but it was just really difficult to work with. I am hoping that they can reformulate this polish and make it work, because the orange shimmer is just awesome and I am totally not an orange person.



I'm Not AffRED
This is a sexy vampy deep red color that leans very closely to a jelly. I used about 2 coats with this one and 3 in some areas just to get full coverage since it is a jellyish polish. The application of this was much better than the previous one. For $1.99, it is a great addition to any vampy lovers collection.














Limited Edition Individual Eyes Eye Shadow Palette in Hate the Light
This eye shadow palette features a step by step guide the to perfect smokey eye including a primer and a highlighter (illuminator). Each of these did create a lot of fallout, but blended well with a good brush. This palette does come with a brush, but I recommend using your own set of brushes. A good blending brush is a must especially with a smokey eye look. You can get this at most local drug stores for only $4.99.


Expert Last Lip Color in Red or Alive
This is an orange red color. I used 2 coats on my lips for this color. I am always surprised in NYC New York Colors Lipsticks. For only $1.99, this was a great application, a great finish, and lasted quite a long time.
 This lipstick had a semi-gloss finish. I have been really digging matte lipsticks lately and shying away from ultra glossy ones. I am happy this this one was not drying, but at the same time was not ultra sloppy when applying. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sally Hansen Halloween 2014 Fuzzy Coats

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Fur-ankenstein

Fur-ankenstein is a black and light green bar glitter in a clear base. Now, there are two parties in the  bar glitter camp. You either love it or hate it. I am a bar glitter lover, so I love all of the Fuzzy Coat polishes. These were applied by doing one coat of straight brush strokes and then filling in by dabbing. 
 I kind of wish that this was glow-in-the dark. That would have made this awesome!! I used Fur-ankenstein over OMGhost below and Night Fright above. 



Witch-ful Thinking

Witch-ful Thinking has black and orange bar glitter in a clear base. I applied this in coats the same way as above. 1 coat with a swipe and 1 coat with a dab. 
 I wish I would have left more time for nail art, because this would have been awesome with some little hair monsters. Same as above, I used Witch-ful Thinking on top of OMGhost and Night Fright.
If you love these, you can find them and the entire collection here

 Don't forget to stay on top of the latest updates from Sally Hansen on all of their social media channels. 




Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Fun at ZOYA!!


HALLOWEEN FUN AT ZOYA



Go Mad For Zoya & WIN*!
Are you "MAD" for Zoya?! Now's your chance to bring the color of your dreams to life! Step inside our virtual color labooooooratory (muahahaha) to experiment with color and finishes to "mix" your very own shade. The Zoya color animator offers various pieces and parts (finishes, opacity and hues) to play with - feel free to use the description section to elaborate on your masterpiece. Give your creation a name, submit it, and there's a chance we will bring it to life!
NOW - Thursday, October 31st (10:00am ET) Piece together your creation for a chance to have it custom created just for you! The highest voted shade will win, so don’t forget to share your creation with your friends and family after it's been submitted!


How It Works:
  1. Go CRAZY! (You know we are) Create a custom shade using the Zoya Polish Animator
  2. Name your creation and describe any additional elements you would add to the polish.
  3. Submit (and don't forget to share!) your custom shade for a chance to bring it to life! Have more than one color you’re mad about? Create as many as you'd like!
  4. One winner will be selected on October 31, 2014 at 9am EST
*Terms and Conditions
Purchase not necessary to enter. Valid Art of Beauty account required in order to participate. Enter NOW through 10/31/14 (9:00am ET).
One winner will be selected and contacted by 5pm ET 10/31/14. Please allow up to two weeks for production of custom shades. Winning shades will be created based on Zoya's Creative Director's interpretation of the description and cannot be returned, exchanged or duplicated at a later date.

Little Monsters Halloween Fun with Jindie Nails

More Halloween madness with some Jindie Nails love. 
I got Screaming Halloween on clearance last year and had to wait this whole time to wear it. Now, is the time!! Wahoooo! I love this. It is such a cute Halloween color with super cute Halloween glitters. If you can snag or find it anywhere, I would totally grab it. 
For my two middle fingers, I used some other Jindie Nails favorites and dotted little monster dots on them. They kind of remind me of inspired by Monster Inc. They are super cute and I love the endless Halloween combinations. 
Colors Used:
Jindie Nails- Olive You
Jindie Nails- Sippin' on Jindie Juice
Jindie Nails- Screaming Halloween