Tuesday, April 30, 2013

They're Real

Hello there!
So today I thought I'd show my new favorite mascara. I've recently been using Benefit's "They're real" mascara, and I've been loving it.
I got this from the Sephora birthday gift set (as most people did).
I love many Benefit products, the cute packaging always draws me to the display. The quality is great too! The wand is really unique because it has a dome shaped tip.
After one coat my eyelashes already looked longer than ever! The wand made it possible to reach all of the little, hidden lashes.
I really like this mascara but the full size is quite pricey at about $30. I don't think I could bring myself to pay that for a mascara, but I've heard the new Rimmel London Scandal Eyes mascara is similar. I'll have to try that out too!
That's all for today, have a good day!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mani Monday

Hey again,
Just a quick post for today. I painted my nails yesterday and thought I'd post it.
I received some nail polish for my birthday and I thought I'd try some out.
I chose a cover girl polish in the shade peek a boo pink.

 The color looked very pretty in the bottle, a shear iridescent pink!

The first couple of coats were quite shear, but I got the color I was looking for at 3 coats.
I took 2 photos in 2 different lights. I used a base coat and a top coat because the polish was a bit matte and I like it shiny.

The second photo is a little more true to color. It's almost a shimmery baby pink.
That's all for today!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Essie Resort Collection 2013

Hey again,
I recently received the full Essie Resort Collection for my birthday and I thought I'd swatch it.
The colors are all gorgeous and perfect for this time of year.
The set included a dark mint green, a baby blue/teal, a lavender and a bright coral.

From left to right (in case the printing is too small): First Timer, In the Cab-ana, Under Where?, Come Here.
I swatched each color and took a photo outside in natural lighting.

The blue is personally my favorite and I can't wait to paint my nails each color!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Small Haul

Today I went out to the drugstore and picked up a few products! I was pleased to see many were on sale and I found a few things I had been searching for. I took a few close ups and swatches so here they are!

Here's the full haul, not very big, just four little things.

First, I picked up a L'oreal Color Riche Balm in the shade Caring Coral. I had my eye on the Maybelline color whispers and the Revlon lip butters, but this was on sale for $4.99 so I chose this one.  As far as I know these are shear "balm-like" lipsticks. When I got home I noticed this has SPF 15, which is a plus!
And of course when I tried to get the lid off it crushed the top and left a dent. There goes my perfectly flat lipstick. The ocd side of me cringed.
The photo of the swatch I took won't upload but the color is a very shear orange-y coral.
I finally found Nivea lip butters! I had heard so much about them but I could never find them anywhere. They only had the vanilla and macadamia flavor at the store and they cost $3.49.
NYX cosmetics were 25% off so I picked up one of their blushes I had been wanting to try. I got it for $7.50 on sale!
I chose the shade "peach". I personally think this doesn't look peach at all, more of a baby pink in person. However, I love the shade.
Here's a quick swatch of the color. This is a matte shade.

And finally, I bought the L'Oreal Voluminous carbon black mascara. (no photo of that one sorry) This was also on sale for $4.99 so I couldn't resist!

And that concludes my little "haul" I can't wait to come back tomorrow!


Welcome to my new blog! I plan to post beauty, fashion and occasionally some different posts. I am hoping to have some fun with this new blog.
Thanks, Ella x