Thursday, 27 February 2014

Product Review: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

Hello! I haven't posted for about 2 weeks, so I felt that a new post was definitely needed. Earlier this week had had purchased a new product, the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, in the color Milk and French Fries. Now I know if you follow a lot of beauty blogs, or watch beauty youtube videos then you've probably heard of this product. I for one have heard such great stuff about it and then one of my friends had bought them to try it out and really liked it so I went ahead and decided to try it for myself. Here are the two I got:

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

The two I purchased were 'Milk' 604 and 'French Fries' 609. Now let me tell ya these are honestly amazing. I can't even begin to describe how much I absolutely love this product. I haven't found a product I've loved this much since Maybelline Baby Lips (click to read my review on Baby Lips). I'm so happy I went and bought this product. 

The French Fries one (the gold-brown) is such a gorgeous color, I'm currently using this one on my outer corners of my eyes. I first use my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, then put this pencil in French Fries on my outer corners then using a medium flat eyeshadow brush I blend it up and towards the middle of my eye. Next I use 'tease' form the Naked 2 pallet (which is my fav!) and apply that with a fluffy brush all over my eye but mostly on the outer corners and blend into the crease. After that I use 'bootycall' from that same pallet and apply that in the inner corner of my eyes and up towards my eyebrows. I find this makes for a gorgeous neutral yet shimmery look.

For the Milk pencil (the white) I use that mainly on my waterline to really open up my eyes. I also use it as a eyebrow highlight and blend it in with a short bristle brush. It stays on so well I don't even have to reapply it on my waterline throughout the day. 

Price: $5.99


Ceresin Wax, Candelilla Wax, Bees Wax, Squalane, Hydrogenated Styrene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oils, Polyisobutene, Butylated Hydroxy Anisole, Propyl Paraben, Mica, Talc, C.I.77499, Pearl Powder.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Style: What's in my bag?

First of HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LOVIES!! Alright so if any of you watch beauty guru videos on youtube then you've must've seen or at least heard of a 'What's in my bag tag?' Well today I'm doing a blog post of what's in my bag! It's been requested so I thought why not do it today. With out any further ado, What's in my bag:

Okay so first off my bag is a black leather Michael Kors purse, I honestly have no clue the name of it but it has gold hard wear. Then on the top left hand corner is my Micheal Kors black and gold carryall wallet I got for christmas. Below that I have some travel sized pink sparkling champagne  hand sanitizer from B&BW. Then below that I have my makeup essentials a sample size of the Benefit 'They're Real!' mascara, maybelline dream matte powder in 'sand', then next to that I have my baby lips lip balm in 'peppermint'. Now going above that is my cheap $10 sunglasses that I have no clue where I got from but love. Beside that is a travel size of the Victoria's Secret 'tease' perfume. Then above that I have a True Blu mini hand lotion, some Quo blotting tissues, my little travel sized manicure on the go kit, some hair elastics and bobbi pins and my white Victoria's Secret Makeup bag.  Obviously my phone goes in here as well but I was using it to take the photo. 

Hope you enjoyed this little v-day bag post! 

*Disclaimer: in no way am I trying to brag about what I have someone wanted me to do this post so I did. Thanks :)

Thursday, 13 February 2014

DIY: Iced Caramel Macchiato

Who else here is a Starbucks addict? Well if you are then you know how pricy it can get! Have no fear cause I'm here to help. One of my favorite drinks from the ever beloved starbucks menu is their iced caramel macchiato. These drinks are just so delicious, the recipe I have provided you taste just like the original. Now with this recipe you can make it at home for yourself.

What you'll need:
- a glass, any size will do, I prefer a tall one though.
- espresso, either from a tassimo, keurig, or any other speciality coffee maker.
- 1% milk
- caramel sause
- ice
- straw

Step by Step:
1. Take your glass and add 3-4 ice cubes depending on the size of your glass.
2. Fill your glass with milk leaving about 1 ½ - 2 inches of space on the top.
3. Make your espresso shot and put it in your glass.
4. Add a drizzle (or as much as you desire) of caramel sauce.
5. Add a straw and there you have an extremely simple but delicious Starbucks drink made in the comfort of your own home! Enjoy!