Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Challenge - Who's In?

Hello lovelies! Long time no talk. It's been so nuts here with moving and I start back to work next week (boo!) but a friend of mine has come back with a vengeance and we're doing a Valentine's Day Challenge together!

Theodora, previously from Red Hair & Black Nail Polish, is back with Theadorable Beauty Blog. You should check her out! She's totally fun and her nails are to die for. I've got serious nail envy.

The challenge is pretty laid back in terms of required manis AND it's for makeup too (I'm looking at YOU Taylor!). We'd love to have more people involved, so let me or Theodora know and we'll hook you up with the Inlinkz stuff so we can all get to everyone's posts.

Can't wait to get started!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NARS Hungry Heart

NARS Hungry Heart is a multitasker. I picked this up awhile back and I use it occasionally, although I'm not sure if the reason I don't use it more is because my skin tone is wrong for it or I don't get what it's for.

NARS Hungry Heart
Standard sturdy black cased NARS packaging. 

NARS Hungry Heart
Shimmer everywhere!

NARS Hungry Heart
Just look at that shimmer! So gorgeous. 

NARS Hungry Heart
Swatch on bare skin. You can see the difference in the yellow based left and pink/peach based right, both with gold shimmer. Very subtle but still packs a wow!

I've used these several ways. I've used them as highlighters, depending on what makeup I'm wearing. I've dusted them in the center of my eyelid for more sparkle. I've used them as eyeshadows alone. Since they're so sheer, they're not noticeable as eyeshadows, but are very sparkly for highlighters.

Am I using these wrong? I think I bought it just because I like sparkle but it's one piece in my bag that doesn't get used often. Any ideas? I'm willing to try anything! Maybe I should just use these to dust my decolletage before going out to give my girls some sparkles!

Nails: Orly Preamp

Friday, January 9, 2015

Zoya Promotion - Free polish!

Received this promotion in my email today. Wanted to share in case someone hadn't seen it yet. 

*Mystery shades have never been available for retail sales and will not be available for individual (open stock) purchase. The three shades will be available exclusively in mini (0.25oz) sizes as part of the mystery gift only.

**International processing fee applies for orders outside of the US.International fee includes pre-payment of all duties and miscellaneous fees. Certain dollar amount and weight restrictions may apply. Any orders shipped to Alaska or Hawaii may incur additional freight charges. Customer will be notified of charges prior to order shipment. International shipping available to consumer accounts only.
***Terms & Conditions
Shipping & Processing fee of $15 applies. Valid online at 1/7/15 – 1/14/15 (11:59pm EST). Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments and Delight and Satins Collections. US and Canada only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or gift with purchase items. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, declined credit cards or web related issues. Limit one code per order. Code must be entered at the time of purchase – code cannot be reinstated on canceled orders. Orders will begin shipping at the completion of the promotional period - Please allow up to 5 weeks for processing if volume warrants it.

Anyone planning on ordering? I'm super interested in a few of their colors. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BareMinerals Mineral Veil Tan

Hello loves! I'm back after a hiatus of changing jobs and moving. Again. I seem to do this every few years. Hopefully this time it will stick. 

On to the real reason everyone is here! I adore Bare Minerals and recently purchased a compact version of their Mineral Veil. As I was color matched to Bare Latte 11 in their new "serum," and the girl at Ulta suggested the tinted mineral veil so the regular one doesn't wash me out. 

Fun little plastic sheet when you open it. I think it's adorable! Good color representation, has a yellow undertone. 

Make up remover soaked cotton  ball - def has some color in there. 

Swatched on bare skin. 

When the girl at Ulta used it, I loved it. I don't know if I've lost some color or I apply it heavier than she did, but it seems to dark on me now. I'm sure girls with darker complexions than mine would love this. I'm keeping it around for this summer when I get a tan, which is inevitable since I tan so easily, or I can likely use it as a bronzer in the meantime for some shaping! Overall great purchase, not sorry I got it!

Nails: Orly Preamp

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