Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ulta Carnivale Collection

I know I'm late reviewing this palette! I got it on sale at Ulta before Thanksgiving, I believe I paid about $6 for it. I had been thinking about getting it for a while but never did. Finally I saw it in the sale section and thought it must be fate!
For the most part I really like this palette. I love the packaging, and the color payoff. With exception of Majesty which even with a primer is not as bold as I would have liked.

The set contains 9 shadows, 1 bronzer, 1 lip color, 1 mini brown eyeliner, 1 double-sided sponge tip/lip brush, and 1 mini blush brush. The set also comes with 2 designer looks! (Pictured above)
Unfortunately they are all shimmer/glitter shades, so if you like matte... this palette is not for you!

The names of the shadows are as followed as well as a description.
Sun-kissed- Burnt Orange
Green Machine- Bold Emerald Green (Pictured)
Silk- Off White-Cream (Good highlight)
Molten- Dark Chocolate Brown
Majesty- Bold Purple, not pigmented (Pictured)
Honey Bee- Bright Yellow (Pictured)
Cherry Bomb- Bright Bold Red (The Reason I Got the Set)
Sapphire- Deep Navy Blue
Trendsetter- Bronze/Milk Chocolate
Lip Color: Flirtini- Light Coral Pink
Bronzer: Sunkissed

Friday, December 21, 2012

Influenster Holiday Voxbox 2012!!!!

I was so excited to receive my Voxbox in the mail today! I LOVE FREE STUFF! :)
In the box I got a Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush, Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal cup, NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City, Kiss Nail Dress (Leopard print), an Eboost sample in Pink Lemonade and $25 off my first shoe purchase from Sole Society!
Here is some info on the products! (The opinions are mine!!)
Quaker real medleys oatmeal cup! (Retails $1.79 a cup)
~I am not a big fan of oatmeal... but this oatmeal is great! It has strawberries, whole blueberries, raspberries, and multi grain oats. The best thing about it is you just add water and microwave! I am not a morning person at all and this is so easy! 45 seconds to done!
Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush (Retails $11.99)
I have seen this brush at Wal-Mart, well everyday! I think that it works well for people with thin hair, but my hair is SUPER thick and it doesn't get out as much water as I thought it would. Maybe Goody will make a version for people with thick hair one day. For now I will use this and then a towel.
NYC Liquid Lipshine (Retails $2.49)
I was really surprised by this product. It gives a beautiful shine and smells wonderful! I have never owned a nude gloss, but the color is so cute!!! I got Nude York City and it is not to overbearing! I am loving it!
Kiss Nail Dress (Retails $6.99)
I have seen tutorials on this products! I am super excited I got them! They can be used on your fingernails and toenails! I got the leopard print, it is so adorable and there is just enough glitter!
Eboost pink lemonade (Retails $28 for a box of 20 powders)
I have never heard of this before! It says that it will boost your mood, focus and immunity with natural ingredients... I can't wait until I get to try it! I have a long drive coming up in a couple days I need to have good focus on!
Sole Society Coupon ($25 off your first purchase)
The site has cute shoes starting at $49.95! If you want to get $25 off your first purchase just type in
INFLUENSTER25 and you will! Your welcome! :) I can't wait until I find the perfect pair of shoes to get!!!
If you want to get a chance to receive a great Voxbox like this one then all you need to do is go to and sign up! Happy Holidays everyone!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dumb Blonde!

Bed Head
Colour Combat

Okay this may be the best working Blonde shampoo I have found! I usually use Jirmack shampoo but when this one is on sale I stock up! The smell leaves a little to be desired... it smells like grape cough syrup, but the conditioner makes up for it! It leaves your hair smelling wonderful all day!
The line has recently changed the look of the bottles but as far I know they have not changed the formula of the shampoo at all! Same purple shampoo and same thick golden conditioner.
(old packaging)
Price Listing (From
8.45 oz Squeeze Tube $16.95
25.36 oz Pump $25.95
6.76 oz Squeeze Tube $17.95
25.36 oz Pump $26.95
Leave-in Conditioner:
8.45 oz Spray $16.95
Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff:
1.69 oz Jar $17.50
Dumb Blonde Reconstructor:
6 fl oz Squeeze Tube $17.50
*I get mine on sale on Black Friday every year for about $7 a bottle for the 25.36 oz pump... I'm to cheap to spend $26 on one bottle of shampoo and another $26 for one bottle of conditioner!
(Images from Yahoo Images)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cute Coats for Fall/Winter 2012!

These coat are so cute!!! They are wool and double breasted to keep you warm!

Wool coat dress! "Double" corded belt with flowing bell skirt!

I really like this whole outfit but the wool coat dress and oversized scarf are my favorites! So adorable!

I think this coat is super trendy with the oversized belt and oversized collar! I also LOVE the dusty rose color!
Stay warm and be super cute this year!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cute Accessories for Fall/Winter 2012!

     Here are some cute hats, gloves, and scarves I found for Fall and Winter 2012! I hope that you enjoy! Prices listed are in USD and are the websites posted price, some prices my differ in store!

This is a Cable Knit Hooded Scarf from Forever 21 it comes in cream, olive, and teal (shown) and the cost is $12.99.

This is a Faux Fur Collar from Forever 21, it comes in two colors wine/black and purple/black the cost is $7.80.
This is the Pom Pom Beanie from Forever 21. It comes in mint, neon pink and blue (shown) it costs $4.80.

These two hats are from Forever 21 as well they are both trapper hats!
The left one is a Metallic Knit Trapper hat and costs $12.80.
The right is a Plaid Trapper hat and costs $9.50.

 These Striped Fingerless Mittens are the last item from Forever 21 and cost $7.80.
I like them because you can keep your fingers warm in the mittens or if you need to write or grip anything you don't have to take them mittens all the way off! :)
 This hat/glove/scarf set is for the kids but I think it is adorable! Its from Ebay and it costs $14.99!
Last but not least this 3 piece set is from Walmart and retails for $11.00! Usually you can find the quality of the winter accessories pretty thick and comfy, I have never had any problems!
Keep warm everyone!!!

The blues of blue eyes...

     This is the image that pops in my head whenever someone mentions blue eyeshadow to me... People always say "Your eyes are so beautiful, they would pop if you wore blue eyeshadow."
NO they would not... I would look like a clown...

     It seems like everytime I find an eyeshadow trio or quad for blue eyes it has blue in it...

     See what I mean? :) I love Almay products though, and maybe there are more people like me out there because they changed it up!!!

     YAY! LOOK ME NO BLUE!!!! Also, fun note, I love these colors for my eyes. Bronze, golds, reds, oranges, and green are my go to colors. I feel like my eyes look so bright! When I want a bold eye I go for hot pink and red. I love statement eyeshadows. Depending on the look your going for you can match your eyeliner accordingly. If you want a bright, bold eye go with black liner and put some eyeshadow under your lower lashes! If you want something a little more toned down I would go with a thin line of brown liner.

     Don't be afraid to be dramatic and express yourself though your makeup. If your bold let it show through! No one can fault you for being your bold beautiful self!

Here is a list of single shadows I love!!!

1. M.A.C eyeshadow in Coppering ($15 USD)
2. Milani Runway Eyes Palette in Glamorus Gems ($7.97 USD Walmart, $8.99 on website)
3. Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Give Me Gold and Coral Oasis ($7.94 USD Walmart, $9.99 Web)
4. E.L.F single eyeshadow in Wild Wheat and Raspberry Truffle ($3.00 USD)
5. L.A. Colors 5 color metalic shadows in Fiesta ($3.00 or $4.00 USD online, $1.00 in dollar stores)

~♥‿♥~ Melissa


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beauty is my life

     I love all things beauty related! I love making others feel better about themselves! I like to help as much as I can! Beauty to me can make you can your attitude change in an instant. It can make you more confident, it can make you happier... it can also let you express yourself like you never could before.
     My life has fallen into a bit of a rut. Making me feel very "blah". I started this blog to express my feelings, to help people by voicing my opinion. I LOVE makeup, actually all beauty products. I love expressing myself through my hair (coloring and style), my makeup, and my fashion. I LOVE fashion design and interior design. Anything where I can help brighten and beautify my surroundings and anyone that wants my help! :)