Sunday, April 20, 2014

Little Mix by Collection: Get the Looks!

Hey guys! As I may have mentioned before, I idolize everything Little Mix. Every. Little. Thing. Especially their makeup line, which is currently only available in the UK, but still!

On the Collection website, they show that they have tutorials coming soon, but it's been a while now, and still no tutorials! Even if we 'Muricans can't get our hands on the makeup until later, we can recreate the looks with the things we have here. After some googling and searching, I found the tutorials! The only one I wasn't able to find was Leigh-Anne's daytime look,
but I'll update this post as soon as I do.

I tried embedding the videos into this post, but it didn't work out too well, so here are the links below! Sorry about that!

ALL Evening Looks:

(Click the names below for daytime looks!)


Have you looked at or purchased anything from the collection? Let me know what you think in the comments!

STILA Kitten (Eyeshadow Single)

Happy Easter, lovelies! I always mentally kick myself when I realize that I have forgotten to post for prolonged periods of time; I'm working on that!

Anywho, today I've got the Stila eyeshadow in Kitten sitting next to my laptop. Whispered amongst the likes of Urban Decay's Sin, MAC's Shroom, and other champagne eyeshadows, Kitten is one of of Stila's best-sellers.

Stila Rose Gold Trio's Lightest Color (left), Stila Kitten, NYX Yogurt

 Rose Gold Trio (left), Nyx Yogurt, Stila Kitten

Compared to two different yet similar colors, Kitten looks more of a sandy pink than a coral-champagne or sheer shimmer, like the others.

As the description says, "a shimmering nude pink" I think that pink sands or pink champagne is a better description than just saying that it's pink. Some of Stila's eyeshadows are really soft and creamy, while some are completely hard and powdery. 

With the pot that I got, I found that I had to apply several layers to get a large color payoff, unlike the Rose Gold Trio. It's kinda weird to me how their eyeshadows can have such different textures yet all be in the same brand, but I don't think we'll ever know the answer.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend for you guys to go check this one out, as the pink undertones may not work 100% perfect with everyone, only seeing for yourself will be able to determine that. 

I bought the Stila Kitten set at the Nordstrom Rack for $14, which included the eyeshadow, a lip glaze, an all-over shimmer duo, and a high-shine lip gloss. 

Have you tried this? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sephora Steal: Perfume + Free Minis and 15% Off!

Hey guys! I just wanted to share something with you that I took note of yesterday and thought was ah-mazing. As some of you probably know, Sephora usually puts out perfume samples from time to time. There were a bunch of sets during the holiday season, but they were all those mini sprays in the tubes that you can get as samples in the checkout line, and ridiculously overpriced.

Here's where a confession comes in. I love bottles. Boxes. Any sort of organization storage compartment, I love it. Especially when it's perfume. That's what makes this really, really, really tempting for me.

This set costs $58, which seems expensive, but is the best possible deal available right now! Layered on top of the Beauty Insider discount until April 10th, (more below), you'll definitely being saving some cash.

The set contains:
 0.25 oz Balenciaga Florabotancia dabber (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz Spray) 
- 0.15 oz Burberry Body Tender dabber (Scent certificate redeems for 2 oz Spray) 
- 0.17 oz Bvlgari Omina Crystalline dabber (Scent certificate redeems for 1.3 oz Spray) 
- 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz Spray) 
- 0.24 oz Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz Spray) 
- 0.16 oz Gucci Guilty (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz Spray) 
- 0.17 oz Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur (Scent certificate redeems for 2.5 oz Spray) 
- 0.14 oz Lancome La Vie Est Belle (Scent certificate redeems for 1 oz Spray) 

If you happen to be looking to buy one of these perfumes, I'd definitely recommend buying this instead. Here are the prices of the sprays that you can redeem the voucher for:

Balencia Florabotanica: $70
Burberry Body Tender: $68
Bvlgari Omina Crystalline: $65
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White: $55
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black: $55
Gucci Guilty: $58
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Fleur: $72
Lancome La Vie Est Belle: $58

Also, can I mention that the Nirvana ones are rollerballs? Totes Magoats amazing. 

Since some of the perfumes, like the Elizabeth and James ones, are $3 less expensive than the kit, there's a 15% off discount for beauty insider RIGHT NOW. That would bring the price down to $50, making it officialy a steal.

For some of the perfumes that are over $50, you can take that money and go buy a new eyeshadow or mascara. It's a win-win.