Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I feel the need for some new tunes and something to help motivate and inspire me. Plus, I haven't done a music post for such a long's about time I put one up. I just came across this new artist called "Hey Violet" and boy, have I fallen in love hard. Love the beat of her music and her awesome fashion sense.And her hair!!! The color is gorgeous!!  It's such a great song what with Valentines Day coming up! Let me know what you think! #nowplaying #heyviolet



Sunday, January 8, 2017

The New Year deserves some bling!! Glittery, shiny bling like our "Romanticized" Glitter Nail Polish!! Here are a few photos to drool over....glitter porn!! From left to right..."Heartbreaker" Pink Glitter Nail Polish, "Rich Bitch" Pure Gold Nail Polish and "The Daydreamer" Holographic Iridescent Glitter Nail Polish.
Oh, heavens....all...the....glitter....just makes my heart go pitter patter!! And yes, I know these are different angles of the same pic but look at how it shimmers in the light. I couldn't not post all of these. heehee...

Don't you just love that cupid shaped ring?If you want one of your own just email me! They're $4.50 a piece. The same for the cute red heart ring to the left. *wink* 
Who doesn't love a cute ring?!!   

This one came out blurry...but somehow managed to capture the sparkle of the glitter. SOOOOOO pretty!!

You just can't get tired looking at these! It's hard to tell but the lids are actually a light pink!! I adore pink and was sooo happy to have found packaging that made me so happy. :)

These are just a few shades...there are more in our "The Lonely Hearts Club" Collection! Get pampering those pretty fingers! 




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year babes!! I hope your New Year is starting off wonderful. My New Year's seems to be having an 80's theme so far from my dress which reminds me of a shorter version of Elvira Hancock's dress in the movie "Scarface" played by the utterly gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer to the music I've been listening to lately. Go follow me up on Facebook to check that out. *wink*  I'm always listening to music and will inevitably post it up to my facebook and twitter. 

♫  Scarface Soundtrack 

I absolutely adore this dress from Tobi...from the brilliant red color to the gorgeous neckline, the delicate straps and don't you just love the flared out skirt?

I always keep my makeup simple with a vibrant pop of lipstick. This is our "Lover Boy" The Virgin Liquid Lipstick...a gorgeous blood red which you can get in my shop!!  Perfect for Valentine's coming up! Of course, I usually keep it simple because every time I attempt to do my eye makeup I look like a four year old did it. lol...Thank goodness, I'm obsessed with lipstick. *dimple*

I'm also wearing my StudioGear Prime Objective Primer and Nars Radiant Tinted LOVE with these two products!! That Nars Tinted Moisturizer really gives me an amazing glow to my skin and the primer...makes my skin look flawless! You can see my previous post where I reviewed both products & you can get a discount code on the Studio Gear Primer! Yay! *dimple*

Long pink sparkly nails to go with my red hot dress. I just love the pretty pink heart ring I accessorized my outfit with. It's soooo cute!! And my vintage inspired rhinestone bow necklace.

I made a little New Years rainbow sugar cookies!! They were sooo good!!

My Nails. Pink. Sparkly. Glittery. Pure Loveliness. I used a pink pastel nail polish (I'm sure I'll be brainstorming how to mix up our own for our new nail polishes!)....and added a layer of our BRAND NEW!!! Margarita Bloom nail polishes in our Valentines Collection "The Lonely Hearts Club" in "The Daydreamer" a gorgeous sparkly iridescent holographic glitter nail polish. And then added some of our "Unicorn Tears" Iridescent Star Glitter on top finishing with a top coat or two of Seche Vite. Sparkle on babe.

                           💖 Outfit Details 💖

Dress: (similar dress)
Shoes: (similar shoes)
Necklace: RocksBox (similar necklace)
Heart Ring: Just email me & I can get you a similar one!
Face Prime: Studio Gear Prime Objective Face Primer 
(see previous post for a discount code)

I just adore this outfit and think it would be lovely to wear on Valentines Day too! Here's to a magical New Year 2017 full of more pretty dresses, gorgeous shoes, happiness, hot tea, yummy food, good books, awesome hair days, even prettier nails, more and more glitter polish added to our brand (I think I might be obsessed and the color combinations are endless with our nail polish!!!!) more sunshine, and more pampering with our pretty potions. *wink wink* Love to you!! 



REVIEW ♥ Studio Gear's Prime Objective Face Primer ♥

Monday, December 19, 2016

I have a secret to tell you. Even though I love makeup...I've never really used a lot of it! My main obsession has always been lipsticks. Oh, with all the delicious array of colors to choose from they've blinded me a bit to other makeup products so that's why I'm about to tell you a secret. I've never used a makeup primer before...and OMG, why haven't I used a makeup primer before?!! It boggles my mind to think about what I've been missing out on. The finish of my makeup is a bazillion times better when using a primer and I owe this revelation to the fabulous makeup brand Studio Gear. I've reviewed some of their wonderful lipsticks before & so when I saw a chance to review another one of their products I took it. 

This review is about Studio Gear's Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer. The very first face primer I've ever used and it is awesome. First let's look at the packaging. I love all the white. So chic! The bottle comes in a white box with the Studio Gear logo. It's simple, but sooo pretty to look at. The bottle is a pump treatment bottle and slightly transparent just like the look of the primer itself and has some nice font typography. I do love me some font typography...especially since I design all of my own beauty labels. 

The back says that it's Prime Objective....get it...Prime Objective! is to.."...retouch or visually diminish imperfections in the surface texture of the skin. It contains a sustained release liposome system with retinol that can help promote cell turnover and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a milk protein complex that can help to balance and protect the skin against environmental stresses. The "skin perfecting" effect of this state-of-the-art formula is further enhanced with optical diffusers. Apply after moisturizing all over the face avoiding eyelids."

Pretty good stuff and I can attest to that. Without even any makeup on I can see a difference in my skin! It appears to slightly blur my skin almost like an Instagram filter!  Way cool.  It comes out like a gel with a slightly transparent look to it and a velvety feel when you apply it to your face. It's fragrance free and is silicone based. Make sure to avoid the eyelids as instructed. I even tried some out on the back of my hand and you could soooo totally see a difference in that my skin looked blurred and more "perfect" Man, do they have this in a bigger bottle for the whole body?!! Haha!! Gimme!

Now, for the other products I used to complete my makeup look on top of the Studio Gear Prime Objective Primer. My skin type is combination. I have a really oily t-zone and the rest of my face is normal to dry which is why I like to use a tinted moisturizer for my makeup as it keeps my skin very moisturized so I haven't had that dry, tight feeling for a very long time. I've been using Sonia Kashuks Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 in Fair for the longest time and decided I wanted to try something different. Be adventurous! heehee... 

Sooooo.....I decided to try another Sonia Kashuk product. I figured I liked their Radiant Tinted Moisturizer so much it had to be good. I got their Perfecting Luminous Foundation in 02 Vanilla which is a medium coverage. Um, I did not like it at all. It had a tacky dragging feel to it that I did not like and it made my pores look extremely large, the coverage didn't seem to be all that great and the "luminous" glow was more of an "oily" glow. Ew.... to be honest with you I was going to throw it away but as luck would have it I had gotten the Studio Gear primer in the mail that day & decided to try it with that Sonia Kashuks Perfecting Luminous Foundation since I didn't have any other makeup. I was really impressed. The Studio Gear Prime Objective Primer made the foundation totally bearable to wear. The "oily" look was greatly lessened and my pores looked a lot better. So I'll finish the bottle of the Sonia Kashuks Perfecting Luminous Foundation as long as I have the primer to use with it but I definitely will not be getting that foundation again.

Now, I also got a sample of another tinted moisturizer I wanted to try out. That's that little unlabeled bottle in the photo below. It's a sample size of the Nars SPF 30 Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska. It's totally the wrong color for my skin. The color Alaska has a yellow undertone to it and I think their Groenfeld would have been better because it has a pink tone to it but they didn't have a sample of that color and I really wanted to try it out before getting a larger size especially since I had bought the full size Sonia Kashuk foundation and been disappointed. 

Whoa, no disappointment here just like with the Studio Gear primer I'm in love! The Nars Tinted Moisturizer is sooooooo extremely moisturizing I can't even believe it. It makes my skin GLOW like a Moon Goddess and has an amazing coverage for a tinted moisturizer. In fact, it almost covers up my translucent under eye area. I mean, it's my one area on my face I can't translucent my skin is there. My skin is probably a vampire's dream come true's sooo transparent you can see my veins. hahaha....  I sometimes wish I had perfect porcelain or peaches and cream skin, but alas nope it's very transparent. The smell is also sooo lovely! Like walking through a citrus grove and the wind gently wafting the sweet smell of oranges under your nose. Sooo nice. And it looks phenomenal on top of the Studio Gear Primer. Like I said...Moon Goddess worthy. 

I used two other products, a concealer called Skin Food Salmon Cream Concealer in #1 which really brightens, moisturizes and almost provides a complete coverage of my under eye area. It's still not quite completely covered up. I fear I may have to try a full coverage foundation but I'm afraid it will be heavy and cakey. *sad pout*  And for a blush my Etude House Cupcake All Over Color in Blueberry. Ha, you can see I've been using that for quite a bit by the photo. I love it even though it doesn't last all day and has to be reapplied. It's such a pretty color and reminds me of Snow White's rosy cheeks and it was only $5 so. *wink* 

With all of those products used by the time I got done applying everything my skin looked amazing, so dewy soft and glowy like a Moon Goddess with the Nars Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 being used with the Studio Gear Primer, Skin Food Salmon Concealer and a touch of Snow White Rosy cheeks with the Etude House Color. I even put a bit of the Luminous Foundation over the Nars Moisturizer to even out that yellow tone and it looks quite lovely. 

I highly suggest you try out the Studio Gear Prime Objective Primer....I know I'm going to be purchasing it when I run out. Ah, the curse and joys of being a beauty blogger...when you get to try out a product and fall head over heels in love with it you need it no matter what! You can find the Studio Gear Prime Objective Primer "here" on their website and for all you fabulous peeps here's a discount code you can use!! Yay!!! Just use the code BB at checkout to receive 10% off your order. 



LIFESTYLE ♥ Pizza is Bae ♥

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Awhile back I won a giveaway up on Instagram...a PIZZA themed giveaway with prizes from, Honey and the Hive, and Everyday is a Holiday so I thought I'd share some photos of the delicious prize. Haha, no, I didn't win *real* pizza, though I wish I had some right now but some fabulous stationary and art pieces that resemble pizza. Take a peek my beauties.

 It all came in this cute pizza box! Perfect right?
I'm hangry for pizza now!!!

 Let's see what's inside, shall we? Love the tissue was pink and a turquoise green.

Pizza Themed Stationary & pencils and the cutest enamel pin from Honey and the Hive that says, "Nice Pizza Ass" hahaha! 

Look!! A Pizza Shaped and hand painted wall plaque! from none other than Everyday is a Holiday's Jenny and Aaron! I've been envious of their pretty designs for the longest time and soo wanted to get one...I have my eye on their kitty cat one and a cupcake! This pizza wall plaque is SO freaking adorable! I love it.

Look Pizza Themed Washi Tape!! Sooooo cool!! 

Look at this beauty! I love everything! What do you think?
Awesome goodies, or what?! What's your favorite prize?



REVIEW ♥ Sweet Treats from Japan Candy Box + Giveaway ♥

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Eee! Another box from Japan Candy Box. I never get tired of these sweet deliveries that I get from Japan filled with delicious snacks and treats I've never tried before. I can't wait to show you what was in this box and of course Japan Candy Box was kind enough to do a giveaway at the end of this post too. Exciting, right? 

Let's see what we got in this delicious box!!! Look at all the fun packaging!! The colors, the cute illustrations. It's always so much fun discovering what the goodies are. I can recognize at least one treat....caramel corn!!! Yeah! Let's dig in peeps.

First we have these colorful little candies called Kabaya Mixed Fruit Bottle Candy.
 So yummy and fruity...they remind me of mini Dum Dum lollies. I liked these and the packaging was super cute. Rilakkuma Bear agrees! lol...

Next, we have a DIY kit. There are actually two DIY kits in this box! Fun! This one is called Kracie Dodotto Octopus Eggs DIY Kit that creates a sort of soda pop frothy candy snack.  It comes with little packets that you add water to, and one packet has colorful hard rock candy in it. There's a mixing spoon, a container with two cavities and a little Octopus Shaped tool that creates the "Octopus Eggs". The packets come numbered and I'm not gonna lie...I couldn't read the directions so I looked up a YouTube video of how to make it. haha...

Packet one goes in one part of the cavities and packet two goes in the other. You add a certain amount of water to it and voila. The clear candy water tastes like soda pop! and the blue one is what creates the "Octopus Eggs".  You take the little Octopus shaped comb tool and suck the blue candy liquid into it and release it into the soda pop liquid which creates these little gel balls or "Octopus Eggs"! It's sooo neat! 

Once you do that you leave a little bit of the blue liquid in the other cavity and add packet three and you get a kind of candy foam! A foam. How freaking neat is that? Now, just scoop out the "Octopus Eggs" into the foam and open the last packet which has the colorful rock candy in it. It's has a very sweet soda pop flavor to it and the foam, the jelly like eggs and hard rock candy are quite a combination of textures.  It was a lot of fun discovering how to make it and eat it. I quite liked those "Octopus Eggs"...they had a very bubbly effervescent flavor.

Onward we move to the Lotte Pokemon Ramune Candy. Cuuuute little Pokeman on the bag. These were like little tabs that tasted like pineapple. They were okay. Not my favorite but quite tasty. 

Eee! Another cute DIY kit. This one is called Popin' Cookin' Oekaki Animal Candy Land DIY Kit. It comes with two little blocks of white candy, a cute little animal mold, a painters palette with multiple cavities and little color packets. 

First thing you do is take the little blocks of white candy and open them and press them into the molds until it's all used up. You'll get multiples of some of the cute animal shapes. This mold has a cute seal with a ball on his nose, a star, and some fishes! Adorable! So press the white candy in and simply bend back the mold to release the candy. 

Here they are taken out of the mold and placed on a plate.

Now, take the candy color packets and add one to each cavity on the right hand side. You'll get three primary colors; yellow, blue and red. Now, just take the mixing tool that came with the kit and take a bit of whatever colors you can to create another color in the smaller cavities. Red and blue to make different variations of purple, red and yellow for orange and so on! 

You take the tool and simply add the color of your choice to the little indentations on each molded candy shape like below! Cute, right? They have a sweet candy taste to them. Not too bad but not quite my favorite flavor. They were loads of fun to make though!!

Now, to one of my absolute favorite treats in this box...the Tohato Caramel Corn. OMG, these were incredibly tasty!! Nom...nom...nom...nom...I couldn't stop nibbling on these. Two thumbs up from me. I'll be looking for these to buy in the future. 

These little green rectangular shaped cuties tasted like apple gum! I believe they are the Coris Soft Candy. I quite liked these a lot!! 

Ahh, look at these heart shaped treats! The Calbee Vegetable Snacks. Yep, they're made from vegetables! Sooo neat and quite tasty. Not sweet but very savory and sooo pretty to nibble on. 

These....these were my absolute favorite candy in the whole box. Mmmm....OMG, I want more right now. The Kanro Pure Mini Gummies. Grape flavored gummies that remind me of Sour Patch Kids!! These babies are soo yummy and I'll be looking to purchase some more most definitely. If I had to recommend one treat to get from this box this would be it and the Tohato Caramel Corn. My favs!!!  

Coming up cute little round Grape Gum...Coris Soft Centered Grape Gum. They look like Jaw Breakers but are soft and chewy!! Pretty darn good. 

Doraemon Ramune Squash Soda Bubble Gum...cute little sticks of yummy gum. Definitely had a soda pop taste to them and were yummy. 

So what did you candy right? Which one was your favorite and you'd love to try? Leave me a comment below and enter the giveaway for one of these fun boxes below! Yas!! You can also visit their site and order some of their subscription boxes!! They make a great gift as well. :)

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