Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black & Yellow Stamping

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I really love how black and yellow look together so as soon as I received a bottle of Candy Color Fluoresent Polish and this really cool Cartoon Face Stamping Plate from Born Pretty Store I knew I wanted to use them together and do black stamping.

The stamping plate worked great! The etching was done really well on this plate, it allowed enough polish to settle in it so it was super easy to pick up on the stamper. I love all the cool designs on this plate and see myself using it a ton. Great investment for only $2.99

The polish, I did have a few issues with. For me it seemed a little on the thick side, nothing a little polish thinner wouldn't help, and it seemed to take a little longer than other nail polishes to dry. The wait was worth it though cause it is a really nice color. The wear time has been really good on this polish, I did them on Friday and here it is Wednesday and I have no chips at all, just a little tip wear. This polish is currently on sale for $3.46

I did get a little smudging of the lines, but that always seems to happen with me LOL I probably should have let the black dry a little bit longer before I added my top coat. And OMGosh, I should have done a better clean up job :/

As always Born Pretty offers free shipping on all orders and you can save an extra 10% with coupon code: SMBW10

I hope you all are doing well and I hope to get back in the swing of blogging when summer ends! Until then (and even after) you can keep up with me on Instagram!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Vincent Longo

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Today I want to share with you some beauty products that I got the chance to try out from Vincent Longo. These products were sent to me from BeautyStat.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a sucker for great packaging! I really like the packaging for the Vincent Longo products, it is very sleek and sophisticated.

On to the products! I received a creme gel eyeliner in Felis Brown, lip and cheek stain in Baby Boo, silk velour lipstick in Mulberry and dew drip radiant blush in Sandalwood.

The Silk Velour Lipstick is amazing, it really had a velvety feel to it when I applied it to my lips. It glides on the lips effortlessly, it is also super pigmented, I was amazed at how rich and vibrant the color was. I like that it has a little sheen to the finish.  It did cause a little staining to my lips, but I guess in the long run that could be a good thing because your lips would always have a little bit of color to them.

As far as the lip products go, I am more of a lip stain kind of girl. The stain gave my lips just a hint of color and I was able to just apply some lipbalm over top of the stain to keep my lips moisturized throughout the day. One thing that I really like about this lip stain is, it is very buildable. If the first application does not give you enough color, just wait for it to dry and add another layer.

The creme gel eyeliner was probably my favorite product out of the 4 items I received. It is by far the creamiest eye liner I have ever owned, I just dipped the brush in and got a little bit of product on my brush and started to apply it to my upper lash line, it just glided right across leaving me a beautifully nice pigmented line. There was no dragging or tugging of the eyelid.

I also really liked the dew drop radiant blush, even though I'm not a big blush wearer. This left me with just a really nice naturally flush to my cheeks. It is a matte blush, but has subtle hints of of shimmer to give you a nice and subtle highlight.

I created a day time look using these products, minus the lipstick.

And then I pulled out the lipstick to take my look from daytime to nighttime!

Here is a rundown on the price of the products:
Creme Gel Eyeliner - $25
Lip and Cheek Stain - $24
Silk Velour Lipstick - $23
Dew Drop Radiant Blush - $30

Intrested in trying out some Vincent Longo products yourself? You can save 15% off any purchase now through Labor Day using the code: BSBUMP0

There are several other products on the website. What products would you most like to try? I would love to try the water proof eye pencil and some of the eye shadow trios.

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