Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sultry Copper Eyes

Hello Everyone! I hope you all have been well! Today I wanted to share with you a "copper" eye that I put together for no particular reason! I say "copper" because the shadow is actually a red but once you blend it with the crease color, it turns this lovely copper color! I seriously love it and was not expecting it at all! This is one of those times that I actually wore a full face of makeup and not just for the blog post! I actually wasn't planning on doing a post at all, but I figured that I needed to ease my way back in and why not just jump in with an eye look.

When I was first putting this look together I was actually planning on using a different color for the lid, but I figured that I should do something different and something that I haven't done in a while.

For the eyes I used
Swagger Cosmetics Red Bone
Whip Hand Cosmetics Rocket
BFTE Cosmetics Diamond
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Mac Cosmetics BlackTrac
Ulta Super Stretch Fiber Mascara
Urban Decay Glide On Eye Pencil Baked
I used Red Bone on the lid and Rocket in the crease, outer corner as well as on the lower lash line. I wish I could have captured the shift of Rocket better! It is a gorgeous chocolate brown with the most stunning steal shift in it when it catches the light!
I actually did an entire face of makeup! Not just for a blog post either. Surprisingly I have been wearing foundation just because I can! Shocking right? I feel like this look in its entirety could be worn during the day or at night. Then again, I don't particularly care if I wear a dark eye in the middle of the day or not, that is just me! Hah
Temptu Pro S/B Primer*
Revlon ColorStay Foundation 200 Nude
Rimmel London Stay Matte 004 SandStorm
Urban Decay Shakedown (brows)
Cara Cosmetics Nagoya
It ByeBye Pores Blush Je Ne Sais Quoi*
I decided at the end to pair this with a dark lip, because why the heck not?? I will say that the one I chose did apply patchy unfortunately, as you can tell. The Maybelline Vivid Matte in Possessed Plum is a gorgeous color but the application is pretty shoddy. I do have a few others but I will do a review on those at a later date.

What do you think? Is this something you would wear during the day? I definitely think that with the addition of the lip color it takes it from day to night for sure!

Products marked with (*) were provided for free for review consideration. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Eye Look! ft The Body Shop

Contains Press Samples

Well, hello there! I know it has been a while. I no joke had started a blog post at the beginning of March with full intention of jumping back into regular posting. However, one thing happened right after another and blogging and well really everything else got put on the back burner. I have always said and always will put family first and that is what needed to happen! I also have realized that I really don't like wearing foundation! I no joke already knew that, but I have tried a few foundations out and I don't like any of them. Or at least, I have yet to find one that I like and doesn't make my skin itch like crazy..I also have decided that I am not going to throw on a foundation for the sake of a blog post, which is what I usually do. So, if I happen to wear a foundation, I will wear it and list it..if I don't, well I don't. I'm not going to put my skin in jeopardy for the sake of a picture and getting "likes". :)

So, for the real reason you are here, which is not to listen to me talk about things you don't care about! I've actually been wearing makeup more often in the recent week or so. I organized my makeup and I have just really been playing with it..well playing with one palette that I am testing out! But I decided to shake it up and use something different!

The Body Shop was kind enough to send me a few of the products that I am using today! I will do full review of everything (hopefully soon), because one of the products I am absolutely in love with! 

To start off, I applied The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel. Y'all this stuff is life changing! I apply that day and night, because that is what it tells you to do. 

I prepped my eyes though my usual way when I am applying eye shadow. Too Faced Shadow Insurance is my go to primer and I love it! I am not even going to tell you how old my tube is though! I let that sit and dry for a few seconds while I prep the rest of my goodies to use! 

For a base I used; The Body Shop Eye Colour Stick in Nevada Gold. I applied that all over the lid as a base color, because I wanted the eye shadows to be more pigmented. I also applied this to the lower lash line. 

For actual eye shadows I used shadows from two different palettes. The Body Shop (again) Down To Earth Eye palettes in 01 and 04. I knew that I wanted to use purple somewhere in my eye look for the day because it is Easter and why the hell not! 

For the outer corner I mixed (from 04) Bengal Granite & Penrhyn Slate for the outer corner as well as in the crease. I used Aztec Gold (01) for an all over lid color as well as I mixed it with Sahara Dune for the inner corner. 

For my eyeliner I used Nars Interstellar Eye Paint. Then finished the entire look off with Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash mascara. 

I mean, it really was a pretty easy eye look to put together!..I mean I didn't even curl my lashes honestly, and boy can you tell! Hah.

Again, a huge HUGE Thank You to The Body Shop for providing me with the amazing products to use in this look today! I can't wait to do a full review(s) of everything for you all! Thank may be on YouTube though! :P

Products from The Body Shop were sent for free for review purposes. I also received the Nars eye Pain for free for review. All opinions are my own. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Some of My Favorite Busch Gardens Pictures

Ya know, I have taken a LOT of pictures at Busch Gardens Tampa. I guess I kind of have that advantage to know where the best places to get some really good pictures are. When 4 out of the 6 people who resided in your house work there, you get to know the park pretty well. I mean, I also worked there at one point in 2010, but that is beside the point. Anyways, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures that I have taken at Busch Gardens. I wanted to do a Lifestyle-esque post because, I mean, I just wanted too and I feel like this would be a really lovely one to do. :)

I love this picture of Falcons Fury at night because of the colors of the ride itself and then the lights, it is really something. I definitely suggest that when the park is open later during the summer to stay and just check out Falcons Fury when it is lit up...and if you are brave enough even ride it!

This is probably the stinkiest part of the entire park. If you have walked by the Flamingo area over near Sesame Street, you will know. Some days it doesn't stink and other days it is so over powering! As being the main bird associated with lawns in Florida, these are definitely really fun birds to watch! Especially when the babies hatch and are cute, grey and fluffy!

Kangaroos are something that I don't think a lot of people expect to be at Busch Gardens. However over in Walkabout Way, there is definitely a lot of them! Wallabys and Kangaroos as well as an Emu! You can even buy some food and feed them! These are probably the only animal in the park that you are actually allowed to touch and pet. Just make sure you don't pet them where they don't like it!

While I do love this picture, you unfortunately can't see these Flamingos anymore. They closed down Jambo Junction where these are located. They are still quite lovely and if you walk by and peer over a bush you may be able to see them! I even had the chance to feed them once when I was hanging out with a couple of other ex-bloggers who used to run a now shut down blog. Such a lovely couple!

This bad boy is Spike! He is the lone male elephant at the park and he is just so fun to watch! His tusks are also pretty impressive! I definitely suggest checking the elephants out when they do their enrichment time! It is so fun to watch them play around with the things that are put out for them! Last year, they were even given peeps for Easter! Only in small doses though.

Last year at Food & Wine I was able to see the All American Rejects play! This actually was the only decent picture I got of the band because I was pretty far back in the crowd. I definitely suggest checking out the line up for this years Food & Wine at both SeaWorld and Busch Gardens! Some great bands will be playing!

I am not sure his name, but I do know that this is the Silverback Gorilla over in Myombe Reserve. My Mom and I (when we go, before PokemonGo that is) would sit for hours and just watch the Gorillas. They are so fun to watch! Especially the babies.

I LOVE going and sitting at the Tiger Lodge area. I just want to rub their blooming fluffy ears! While I can wish, it is obviously not an option. All of the tigers are adorable though!

The Orangutans are another favorite of mine to sit and watch, especially when they are moving around, My Mom and I call this "The big boy" as we obviously don't know his name.

While this isn't a great picture, it is still awesome. Last year at Food & Wine (again) I got to see MeatLoaf perform! That was definitely a dream come true because I love his music! 

The Giraffes are definitely silly animals! Did you know that they have the same amount of bones in their necks as we (humans) have in ours?! Crazy right?! This was taken from the Serengeti Express train, which is something I greatly suggest doing at least once!

The lions over in the Edge of Africa are awesome to watch as well! You know, as long as I have been going to Busch Gardens, I only recently found out that there were two prides of Lions. I don't know why I never noticed!

This is a picture I actually took recently. The Orangutans have been pretty active as of late. This is the same one that was pictured above, but I wanted to include another picture just because!

The pictures are mainly of animals but lets be honest, I don't do rides. I mainly go to the park to see the animals. Even though I have been there a million times, it doesn't get old. There is always something different you haven't noticed before, no matter how many times you have been there. Plus, with Food and Wine coming up, I may be there more often! Maybe this year I will actually get my Food review up! hah.

I hope you all have such a lovely weekend!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel

I found this in the clearance bin at Walmart and I am not really sure why it was there! I found other polishes, that were not clearanced out...actually thinking back, I was at Walmart earlier and I found this exact polish that was not on clearance. I am not sure why, who knows! I am certainly am not going to complain at all! This is that good of a polish!

Cyantific Method is such a gorgeous Cyan color...also when I first wore this, or well looked at the name, I didn't get it.. Now I do upon writing it for the third time! Scientific. Get it? I obviously didn't at first. Go figure!

I actually like how this picture came out, only because you can see how it looks in various degrees of lighting. The ring finger (3rd from left) if what the polish looks true to life.This applies so smooth and effortlessly! Like spreading butter over warm toast! Depending on how thick that you decide to apply it, it will take 1-2 coats.

One thing I do want to warn you about, especially if you haave a small amount of nail space, the brush on this is rather large. It however, is still easy to use, even on my pinky, which is my smallest nail. The brush is just about the width of my pinky. I do think that it makes it that easy to apply. This is also in a black bottle, I am not sure if that means anything in particular, but you will have a bit of a time trying to see how much you have left.

I also want to mention that I did not use a top coat. This is pretty shiny on its own!

Have you tried any of the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel polishes?! I would love to know if you have and what you think of them!