Sinful Colors Halloween 2017 Collection!

October 16, 2017

Hey Badass Beauties!
I have been meaning to post this for a while but this month has been kind of hectic. At the beginning of October I went to Ingles & took a stroll down the cosmetic aisle, as always... I was delightfully surprised to find the new Sinful Colors Halloween collection Night of the Living Red! There are 10 limited edition shades & two Walgreens exclusive shades, totaling 12 Frightful LE shades!
There were only 7 of the 10 on the display at the Ingles I went to, so I purchased two out of the bunch because they stood out the most to me. One is a shade called Bite Me and is a metallic dark red with flecks of black glitter & somewhat resembles blood splatter (in my opinion), and the other is a glow in the dark shade with black skulls called Witch Hazel Bohn.



Bite Me. (with flash)

Without flash.

I did take these pictures a day or two after I painted them, so there are some thin spots at the tips of my nails that are bare now unfortunately. One of the things I noticed with this particular polish is it was a bit sticky, sort of like a used nail polish gets after a while or if it hasn't been closed up good. Since it was sort of sticky, it was a bit difficult to apply but this is with two coats so it is a nice and opaque coverage to see the full beauty of this color! I'm not sure if I just maybe got a bad batch or a particular one that wasn't closed good, but I do plan on repurchasing because I absolutely love this color, so I'll update this whenever I purchase a new one!

Witch Hazel Bohn. Look at that luminous green glow!

All of the skulls do settle at the bottom so you have to give it a good shake and leave it upside down for a few seconds to get them to disperse throughout the bottle. The formula on this polish is also thick but I assume that is due to the fact that it is glow in the dark, maybe? It was easier to apply than the other so I wouldn't say it was sticky, just thick formula. I couldn't get a good picture of it on the nails but it is just a glow in the dark coat with black skull glitter.

I really love both of these polishes because they do truly scream Halloween to me! I love Sinful Colors and the variety of collections they come out with. I'm hopeful that I only got a bad batch of the collection for Bite Me, because it truly is gorgeous. I plan on buying the two Walgreens exclusive polishes as well, so I'll update this post once I do!

You can view the entire collection on their website here or find it at your local Ingles or Walgreens! I hope you enjoyed this post, and as always, thanks so much for reading!

Beauty

Reason For Inactivity

October 04, 2017

Hi badass beauties!
I'm so sorry for not posting anything in a few days. I've had psoriasis on & off the majority of my life, and one of the main spots I've had it is on my eyes. Here lately it has gotten really bad on my right eye and my face, so I've been trying to wait until it *hopefully* starts clearing up to where I can start applying makeup again.
I'm hoping I'll be back at it in no time!
Thanks for being patient, & I hope to start posting more soon. <3

Beauty

Beauty on A Budget! 5 Below Smoke & Mirrors Mermaid Glow Stick & Lip Gloss Review

September 28, 2017

Hey badass beauties!
I recently went to 5 Below with my boyfriend and as always, I checked out their makeup section.  I don't have a 5 Below where I live, so it's nice going shopping there whenever I'm staying with him. They have a wide arrange of products other than beauty as well, and the entire store is $5 & under(hence the name). Their makeup selection is a nice size and includes nail polish, contour kits, eyeshadow palettes, mascara, eyeliner, lipsticks, highlighters, & more! It's a real treasure, if you have a store near you. They also have a website where you can order online if there's not a store near you!
The two main products that caught my eye were the Smoke & Mirrors Mermaid Face and Body Glow Stick($3) & the Mermaid 5 piece Iridescent Lip Gloss set($5). I apologize but I cannot find the glow stick on their website.



I had never heard of the brand Smoke & Mirrors until I stumbled across these products in the store, but they were so beautiful I had to take the chance and buy them, and I was not disappointed.


The glow stick really reminds me of Milk Beauty's holographic stick. Perhaps it's a dupe? I cannot confirm this, as I unfortunately do not own the Milk holo stick.


I couldn't wait to use this, so it has been used in the photos above.

Unblended swatch.

Blended. Look at that iridescent blue glow!


Now onto the five iridescent lip gloss toppers. 

Without Flash

With Flash
These lip glosses are pretty sheer and hard to see on their own, so you'll have to try and build them up if you're wanting a lot of coverage on bare lips. A lot of the colors look very similar; however if you use them as a top coat over a lipstick the color really begins to pop, so I've included some swatches over a black matte lipstick.


From left to right: white, peach, pink, blue, & purple.

As you can see, the first three look extremely similar. They are in the order that they are in the box, so as you can see the white one does not look white, the peach one doesn't look all that peachy, the pink one looks more purple, the blue one looks green, and the purple one looks blue... SO CONFUSING. 
However considering it was 5 lip glosses for $5, I do think these are worth the money spent. 

For the price of both the highlighter & lip glosses, I believe these are a good addition to your collection! Besides, they're iridescent and sparkly, so that's always a plus.

I hope you all enjoyed this review. Do you have a Five Below near you? Have you tried any of their makeup? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
As always thanks so much for reading!

Beauty

Wet N' Wild Midnight Mermaid Metallic Liquid Eyeshadows First Impressions

September 27, 2017

Hey Badass Beauties!
I'm sure you've all heard of Wet N' Wild's coveted Midnight Mermaid Collection. Well, I finally ordered the Metallic Liquid Eyeshadows, because those are what caught my eye the most out of the collection. I bought three of the four, because there was one green shade that I just would have never actually worn. I purchased Moonlight Majesty, Aquatic Prism, & Mysterious Nights.

This is just a simple first impressions review & swatches, but I'll do a separate post whenever I actually use them on my eyes. I'm just so excited to finally have gotten my hands on these, as I have not been able to find them in stores anywhere here where I live!

Top to bottom: Moonlight Majesty, Aquatic Prism, Mysterious Nights.





I posted the two above photos to show the duochrome effects of these beauties! In the first photo the order is Aquatic Prism, Moonlight Majesty, then Mysterious Nights, and in the second photo is Moonlight Majesty & Aquatic Prism trade places to better show the effects and full color changes. Moonlight Majesty is a purple shade with orange-ish reflects, Aquatic Prism is a teal blue shade with purple reflects, and Mysterious Nights is a black shade with gold & silver reflects. SO. STUNNING. Seriously guys, these pictures don't even do the actual colors justice.

Swatches of Mysterious Nights, Aquatic Prism, & Moonlight Majesty.

Let me start off by saying these dry down beautifully! I was a bit worried they weren't going to dry completely, but they totally did & even with me rubbing them didn't make them budge. Some are a bit streaky when applying, but they are extremely easy to build up. There is some fall out, because there's just so much glitter. You can't even feel the glitter as you apply them though, that's how fine the glitter actually is(which is great!) In my opinion, you don't even need a base with these. That's how opaque they are. These performed well past my expectations.

There are two main reasons I really love Wet N' Wild: First, they are super affordable, but their quality is superb! Secondly, they are cruelty free & all of the Midnight Mermaid Collection is vegan except the red lipstick.
Since these are limited edition as a fall collection, I have one piece of advice for you.. Go. Buy. These. NOW. At least purchase one of them! A lot of people say the colors in this collection are too bold or dark, but if you're anything like me you'll easily be able to wear them all year round.

I also just purchased some of the items from the Fantasy Makers 2017 collection, so keep your eyes open for that very soon!

Have you purchased anything from the Midnight Mermaid Collection? What was your favorite item? I hope you guys enjoyed my first impressions review, I can't wait to do an actual eye look & share with all of you! As always thanks so much for reading!

Beauty

What's in my Makeup Bag?!

September 26, 2017


Hello my Badass Beauties! 
I wanted to do something a little different than the usual review, so I thought I'd share what products I keep in my Current Mood Coffin Cosmetics Case(review here where you get a small peek into what's in my bag). I'll link all the products I can find! If they aren't linked, they were probably limited edition/discontinued, or I just couldn't find them online.



Lips: 


Face: 
Smoke & Mirrors Mermaid Iridescent Face & Body Glow Stick (cannot find product online, bought at 5 Below)


Eyes: 
Avon GlimmerSticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Sparkling Silver, Golden Diamond, & Sugar Plum
Wet N Wild Coloricon Shimmer Single in Trashed (could not find)
Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow in Shameless (unfortunately it has been recently discontinued)
Mac Mineralize Eyeshadow in Cinderfella (could not find on any retail site)
Sephora Colorful Double Reflects Eyeshadow in Mermaid Tail (Limited Edition)
Sephora Velvet Eyeshadow in Divine Black (no longer sold)

Misc: 
Estee Lauder Mirror



So that's what is in my makeup bag! I also have all of my eyeshadow palettes & loose shadow pigments that are outside of my makeup bag, and the majority of my lipsticks are in their own cases. I'll be posting about them soon! 
Any specific product review requests? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks so much for reading! 

beauty blog

Wednesday Addams Dress & Makeup

September 20, 2017

Hey badass beauties!
I have been drooling over this black velvet collared dress in Hot Topic for a while, because of how much it resembles Wednesday Addam's dress.. AND IT'S VELVET. I have always wanted a black velvet dress. Well it just so happens that I found it on clearance the other day, the only one there and it was in my size. How lucky is that?! It was like the Dress Gods sent it specifically to me. Yes, of course I bought it.
I figured I'd channel my inner Wednesday Addams and do a makeup inspired look to go along with the dress, and I think it turned out really well! I attempted the braids like she has, but you can't see them too well due to it being black on black, as well as my hair being so layered & thinned out due to lupus.
Anyways, let's get down to business!



You can't tell me I didn't pull it off, because I totally did. I am so proud. I did edit my eyes a bit to make them more dramatic, but only in this photo.

Can we just talk about this beautiful dress for a second?!


Makeup:

I thought I'd do a silver-grey with a dark lip.

Closeup



Products Used:
ELF Intense Ink Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Sleek Bad Girl Palette in shades Blade & Innocence
Bitzy Metallic Eyeshadow in Shooting Star
Moon Goddess Market Witches Blood Matte Lipstick
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Singles in Ice Queen



This isn't really a review or anything, just something different I wanted to do in the spirit of Halloween, even though I'll definitely be wearing this dress & makeup all year long! 
I hope you enjoyed this post and as always, thanks for reading!




Beauty

Future Giveaway!

September 19, 2017

Hey badass beauties!


I'm thinking about doing a giveaway once the Facebook page for this blog gets to 100 likes.
Help me out & share with your friends, so we can get to the fun stuff quicker!
I haven't decided on anything or picked up any products yet as the page only has 23 likes so far, but once I reach the 50 like mark I'll begin shopping. Once I purchase the products I'll go ahead and start the giveaway & run it until I reach the 100 mark.
Let me know what you guys would like the prizes to be in the comments below!
As always, thanks for reading.