Last year, after my first Face Paint purchases, I started reading around and that was the first time I ever heard about the Mehron Paradise AQ Paints. They, like others in my collection, are water activated. I purchased an 8-pan palette just after new years to play with it and fell hard! Earlier last month, I got an email about Mehron products and was able to get my hands on some fabulous goodies for tutorials this year! A VERY special thank you to Mehron & Sabrina from their PR team for sending these! There will be a lot more on these in my upcoming tutorials but you can check out the entire collection at Mehron.com (these are considered their performance line so click to the right!).
This year, I haven’t added too much to my Halloween makeup collection, but I will be posting updates to anything new that I do add to my SFX (Special Effects) kit. If you would like to see what I’m working with right now, check out my two hauls from last year HERE & HERE. Aside from these things, I often use regular makeup. When it comes to Halloween makeup, I absolutely avoid cheap Halloween Store products and instead opt for brands that specialize in SFX or plain, everyday makeup. If you have any questions on that, let me know!
I thought I would update you guys a little bit of my trip to Dallas next weekend. I’ll be heading over the GFAF for a bit and I’m also attending Pinners Conference for my first time! If the word “pinners” makes you think of the site, Pinterest, you’re absolutely on the right track. Pinners Conference is a place for all things DIY.
Pinners Conference is in Dallas, TX this year September 9th & 10th at the Arlington Convention Center just outside of Dallas. Tickets range from $7 general admission to show around, listen to speakers, make-and-takes and should you choose, you can upgrade at any time to the $29 one-day all classes pass and partake in as many classes as you like! You could also get the same deal for both days at only $59
There is also an exciting pass for $99 that makes you a Pinners VIP. With this ticket, you get access to both days and all the classes you can fit in PLUS you get invited to a very special VIP party the Thursday before. This night is jam packed with swag, live music, and you even get perks while attending Friday & Saturday. You can read more about it HERE. I’ll be there, with bells on. (Like literally, I might get crafty and attach bells to my bag. It sounds weird, but Im artsy, okay?)
There are speakers and presentations galore, but what I’m most excited about is the huge lineup of over 90 classes you can take! Pinners Conference is a great mix of classes, shopping and information for the inner pinner in all of us! You can check out more HERE on their site and I hope to see you there!!
With so many weddings coming up, us ladies are getting excited about all the parties and festivities that go along with it, including the Bachelorette Party. It’s almost a right of passage to pass along something flirty, sexy and maybe a little bit naughty to a bride-to-be but there are certainly some unspoken rules, too!
I teamed up with Eden Fantasy’s to break it down and help you pull off this unique gift giving without a hitch.
You can click on the blue wording with all the Do’s to check out more from Eden Fantasy’s, too!
If you’ve ever checked out some nail art on my Instagram, you’ve probably seen me rave about the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat because it creates 2x volume and is stunning for smoothing out the nail whether it be lumpy, uneven nail art or if you have nail ridges or if you’re like me and you just love thicker nail polish. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is a 2 step manicure the lasts up to 14 days and provides a gel-line shine and chip-resistant finish without the use of a UV or LED lamp.
Recently, they launched a 6 shade limited edition collection called “Secret Garden” that is available in 2-packs including step 1: the color and step 2: the top coat. I got to try out two of the shades “Ba-Bloom” and “Freesia Your Mind”.
It’s that time of year again! Last year’s Expo was so fun and in just one month, I’m gearing up to do it all over again. GFAF is not only the country’s largest gluten free event, but it was a tasty trip, too! I’ll admit that last year I went into the event almost completely blind! I had never been and aside from seeing some pictures from past years, I had no idea what to expect. That can be a touch nerve racking so I wanted to give you guys some pointers and tips on what you do and what you can expect if you attend this year! So here goes:
Hey lovelies! I am so, so excited to share this new launch from ORLY. I get giddy over two things; nail polish and nail treatments. It’s no secret that I have a huge collection of polishes and I’ve tried nearly every nail hardener, cuticle oil, nail enhancer, base coat, top coat- if I can get my hands on it, I have tried it. For the first time ever, a nail brand took these two and fused them together in what ORLY Is calling “Breathable“. This new line allows oxygen and hydration to pass through to the to promote nail growth, increase nail thickness and help heal damaged nails.
Hey Readers! I hope you’re having an amazing Saturday! I wanted to take some time to share some amazing news from Dannon and take you a step further into Dannon’s latest pledge and what it means for you as a consumer.
Dannon is not new to the yogurt and dairy game having been making delicious eats for 74 years (that’s right since 1942!) over the years, they’ve gotten a lot of feedback from their customers and they’ve listened. In recent years, they had a lot of requests for non-GMO options. IF you’re not familiar with GMO, it stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. You can read more here, on wikipedia. There are numerous studies on why GMO is bad for animals, the planet and the most important organism around- YOU. That is why Dannon has come up with the Dannon Pledge.
Dannon has pledged to remove GMO from their top selling products (like Oikos, Dannon and Danimals which make up 50% of their sales) and offer for clear labeling for products that may still contain GMO by the end of 2017.
If you didn’t already hear on social media, it is IN FACT International Kissing Day! So, grab your best lippie and lay one on someone you love! I thought it would be the perfect day to share a lipstick lineup I’ve been dying to try ever since the release and that is the Smoothed Over Lipsticks by Arbonne. If you can believe it, it took me a little over 3 years to get my hands on these. I own a lot of lipstick and with the liquid matte lipstick craze, I feel like these got swept under the rug. This formula is hands down the best thing that no one is talking about!
It is officially summer time and the sun is out and the bright neons are everywhere! From swimwear to jewelry and polish to lipsticks bold color is the word. Here to bring everyone a breath of fresh air, OPI released a new collective from their Infinite Shine lineup for this season featuring 6 perfect nudes. So buckle up and prepare yourself for nude overload. If you aren’t familiar with the Infinite Shine formula, these polishes are a 3-step system (base/primer, color and top coat) that offers an HD gel look without the lamp or the hassle of removing gels. I’ve always thought that OPI’s “regular” polish lasted the longest on my nails, but I really do notice a difference with the Infinite Shine formula! The ONLY negative that I’ve ever found is that I think the top coat takes too long to dry. I’m used to fast dry top coats and this one is certainly NOT formulated to be quick! All that being said, let’s get into these shades!