Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cyber Monday goodies Haul

I have been extremely slack on buying makeup in the last few months. I know right?  When I saw Coastal Scents and e.l.f. Cosmetics were havering a 50% off  Cyber Monday sale on their sites, I decided to get a few things.

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Gopalette London edition
4 Pan eyeshadow case
4 eyeshadow pans in colors Emerald Ice, Persian Green, Violet Echo, Little Grapette
Smacks Lip gloss in Sweet Anna
Liquid Eyeliner in Jet
Cameo Quad in Light
Bionic Flat Top Buffer Brush

ELF ORDER:3 Studio Blushes in Candid Coral, Gotta Glow and Fushia Fusion
1 Baked Blush in color Rich Rose
Matte Lip Color in Rich Red
Lip Definer & Shaper
Glossy Gloss in color Berry Blush
2 New Nail Polish Colors:
  Misty Haze (a pretty, creamy grey color)  and Sea Escape (Deep navy/black polish with teal glitter)
High Definition Under Eye Setting Powder
Cover Everything /concealer in Light

I am actually excited to try these products! I have never used any Coastal Scents products at all! I love elf blushes but have not used any of their lip, nail polish,concealer or powder before so almost everything I purchased will be new to me.
As I try out the products I will be posting reviews on as many of them as I can. 
Which product should I review first? Are any of the products I mentioned your favorites? Id love to know! 
Until Next Time

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Went Wickless!

Today's post is not about makeup or clothes or anything of that sort, But another great thing... Scentsy Fragrance Candles! If you follow me on twitter then you probably already know that I decided to become a Scentsy consultant!

Why? Because I love the products the company has to offer. They are a safe alternative to candles as they use a low wattage light bulb to warm cubes of wax. Their scents are great and the warmers are awesome quality. I am not going to get into extreme detail with everything you can check out my website here to learn more  or you can click the Scentsy Independent Consultant icon on the upper right side of my blog. There are a lot of things in the catalog so I will give you a brief overview of what Scentsy has to offer.
  Lets start off with the Scentsy bar. The scentsy bar is a 3.2 fl.oz bar of wax that comes in 8 break away cubes. There are over 80 scents to choose from so it should be no problem finding a scent you would enjoy.

Then we have the Premium Full Size Warmer and the Full Size Warmer. The difference between the two is mearly what the warmer is made out of and the detail on the warmer. The owl warmer on the left, Scentsy named him Whoot is the premium warmer at it is made from porceline as the full size warmer on the right (silvervine) is carved pottery. Both are about 4.5"wide and 6"tall and run off a 25 watt light bulb.

Next up is the Premium Mid-Size Warmer and the Mid-Sized Warmer. The cupcake is The premium mid size and the purple one called cosmos is regular mid size. These warmers are great sizes for bedrooms. They are 4" wide and 5" tall and run off a 20 watt light bulb.


Last of the warmers is the Plug-in.These are alot bigger in real life than the photos. They are 3" wide and 3.5" tall. They come with a base that can plug into a normal face socket or a sideways socket and has a on/off switch in the front. They run off a 15 watt lightbulb. Most people I know use the plug-ins in the bathroom or the kitchen.
Some of the warmers "glow from within" and make great nightlights for kids rooms or bathrooms. No need to blind yourself turning on a light if you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. :)

An addition to the fragrance warmers and bars Scentsy also has Room sprays, travel tins, scent paks, fragrance foam and air fresheners for your car called scent circles. If you have a child or know someone that does, Scentsy also has a line of stuffed animals called Scentsy Buddies. Each buddy comes with a scent pak that zips up into the back of the animal to make it smell yummy.

Then finally if all of that great home fragrance stuff isnt enough for you then Scentsy has its own line of body care products called Layers. The Layers line ranges from shower products to body care products to laundry care items.

As you can see there is something for everyone! To see the full line of products feel free to browse my site. As of right now, I can only deliver to the U.S but don't be alarmed, if you live in another country please Click Here to find a consultant near you. :)

*All photos are from Scentsy.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Baby Pink Lips With My New Favorite lipstick

Oh man, It has been a BUSY month!! Ive been moving, redoing the house I just bought and started another semester of school this month so blogging kind of went on the back burner for awhile. I'm sorry guys :( But thankfully I am able to blog a little bit. So Ill start off with a new lipstick I picked up...

The photo above is my new favorite lipstick... MAC Creme Cup!
This is a very popular MAC shade that I purchased not even knowing the name. I went to my local MAC counter a few days ago with my 6 back to MAC empties to exchange for a free lipstick. I was on a search for an everyday color and because I have been wearing so much pink lipstick lately and was running low on my lip butter I decided to get a pink one from MAC. So, 15 minutes and about 30 swatches on my arm later, I chose this pretty shade...I didn't even look to see the name until the man at the counter told me.  I'm not sure why, guess I didn't care what the name was.

In the tube it looks more nude than pink but when applied it is a baby pink.

The finish of this lipstick is a cremesheen . It is very creamy and has tons of shine to it.

This lipstick lasted about 4 hours on me before I needed to re-apply. But with that said, on days that I am drinking coffee and talking alot it last about an hour and a half.

If you have not tried any MAC lipsticks yet and what to know a good starting one, try CREME CUP! It is the perfect everyday color that looks great with just about any makeup look. I keep this shade in my purse along with about 10 other lipsticks and glosses but I always seem to grab for this one the most.


Holly :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Where Have I Been For A Month? Update.

I know I have been a little absent on the whole blogging train but I just want to let all of you guys know that I will be back very soon. I have had one busy month. I recently purchased a foreclosed house and my boyfriend and I have been fixing up as much of the house as we could before my apartment lease ended in September SO, I had no Internet for awhile and blogging on my phone isn't that easy. To make the situation even more crazy I had to travel for 11 days to be in a friends wedding then come home and get back into the life of college courses. So yeah its been a little crazy but I promise I will be back on a regular blogging schedule very soon.I am thinking October. :) Until then here is a glimpse into what my next 4 posts are going to be. Can you guess them?

See everyone soon!! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Revlon ColorStay Nail color~ Indigo Night

I have finally broke down and purchased a Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel. So many people have been raving about them so I decided to pick one up at my local target.  I chose one of the blue shades called Indigo Night.  I'm not sure why, but I love the color blue and I LOVE wearing said color on my nails. This color is amazing, It reminds me of a blue crayon. :D
The formula of this polish is amazing! Photos above are 1 coat of Indigo Night..just 1...can you believe it!? I have never had a polish that went completely opaque in one coat! I must buy another one! The polish consistency is slightly on the thicker side making it easy to have an opaque first coat. The brush is slightly rounded on the ends so it gets into the corners and around the cuticle nicely. I will say if you go over the same spot twice without letting the polish set a little it will streak.
How it stays on:
Staying power is just as great. Most polish chips on me the same day I put it on, but not this polish it stayed on a solid 3 days for me. That is good in my book because as most of you know by now my hands are always in water at my job so polish never sticks!
Price: $4.99 USD
Where to buy:
I have seen these polishes in Target (where I got mine), Walmart, CVS, and Ulta.  I am sure there are plenty of other places that sell them too.
Have you tried Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel? What is your favorite shade?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color

I had the chance to try out a magnetic polish finally!! I was always hesitant to buy one because they are a little on the pricey side ans I was scared I wasn't going to like it! Well guess what?...I like it! :)

"NEW! Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color is summer’s hottest nail trend that allows you to create a gorgeous 3-D nail art effect in just seconds. This unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles – just hold the built-in magnet over wet polish to reveal a unique design on the nail. Seal with a topcoat for extra shine! Learn more at"

 2 easy steps to have magnetic nails!
1~ Shake and Apply 2 coats
2~ Hold Magnet for 10 seconds over wet nail polish
Let dry and seal with a top coat for extra shine

Applying this polish is very easy, the formula goes on smooth and does not streak. I even liked the color before the magnet was applied,like chrome. :) The magnet fits perfectly on top of each nail and in a few seconds it makes this cool wave effect! The only downfall I had was chipping. It chipped after one day. Then again, like Ive said before, my hands are always in water at work so polish does not stay on my nails very long.



Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes and review through Influenster. All opinions are my own and 100% honest

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My URL has changed

I recently changed my blog URL from Face Paint Is Great to Blue sparkles and Lip gloss. I hope all of my followers can still see my posts showing up in their blog subscriptions.Soon I will be fazing out  the facepaintisgreat watermark with my new blog URL name. Hopefully all of you are able to read this if not then I really dont know what do do! :( 


I hope everyone is having a great day and more posts are on the way!

Smith's Rose Salve

I have finally purchased the infamous Smith's Rose Salve! Many bloggers have raved about so I decided to pick one up at my local Sephora. I have seen this product at numerous trips to Sephora before but always refrained from buying it until now. I have heard this salve is great for many different things,chapped lips, diaper rash,and as a cuticle cream to name a few. I purchased this product in the hopes that it could help with my dry cuticles. I have been wanting to try the lemony flutter cuticle butter from LUSH for quite some time but since I do not have a lush near me this product was next on my list. My hands are constantly in water due to my job so my cuticles are always a mess and I needed something that would put the lost moisture back.

Yes, I used it before I photographed it, Sorry!

All I have to say is this product is GREAT!!! I have been using this product every night on my cuticles and lips. When I wake up in the morning no dryness or chapped skin anywhere.

Smith's Rosebud Salve comes in a 0.8oz tin that (for me) is easy to open. I love how the packaging is very vintage looking and it looks cute sitting on my nightstand. The only downfall to this tin is traveling, if you are not careful the tin will open and the product will go everywhere( if it is warm and the salve melts). When I went to Ohio last week I put this into a ziplock bag and made sure it was upright to keep the lid from falling off. It worked.

Smith's Rosebud Salve has a sweet subtle floral/rose scent. My boyfriend says it smells like an  "old lady" but I don't think it does.

Price: Around $6 USD



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

As the summer is coming to a close, I can easily say that I have not gotten a sunburn at all this summer!! Reason why, I use SPF every time I go to the beach. Everyone knows the sun is harmful to your skin so protecting it is key, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30 has become my favorite sun protection this summer!

 Stated on Hawaiian Tropic site:
" With it's Ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration ™ lotion sunscreen nourishes and pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun."

I have never used an SPF like this! It goes on so smooth, does not feel greasy or sticky, leaves no white cast and feels light on the skin. Did I mention that is smells great too?! Just like coconuts! Yum!!

Where to find it:
I have seen this product at Target, Walmart and drugstores with prices in the $7.99 to $8.99 range for a 6oz bottle, like most SPF pricing. This product is well worth the price as it protects from the sun extremely well and gives great moisture! Usually after I leave the beach my skin feels a little dry and tight but not after using this product!


Disclaimer: I received this product complementary for testing and reviewing purposes through Influenster. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I haven't left!!

I just wanted to do a quick post to let all of my readers know that I have not forgot you! I have been out of town for the past week to be in a wedding and will be back to doing regular blog posts on Monday! :D I hope all of you are having a great week and you'll hear from me soon.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NYX Round Lipstick in POWER!

I don't know what it is about this lipstick, it could be because I have never owned a lipstick this color before or because I am tired of wearing the normal coral color in the summer, but either way and I am LOVING this lipstick!! It is the NYX round lipstick in the color POWER. 
I discovered this color through my June Myglam bag :) So thank you Myglam for sending this lipstick to me after I did not receive one in my bag that month. You can read about my June myglam mishap Here.

I have never used such an interesting tone of purple/pink on my lips before. I took one look at it and thought "Eh, Am I going to look right in this?" This shade is not for everyone, it is a little daring of a color, you know, something that Rihanna would wear, but somehow it works for me!
The formula is very creamy and the color is vibrant.

Staying Power

The staying power of this lipstick is great. It will last a good 4 to 5 hours as long as I am not talking a ton. 

Shade Range

The NYX round lipsticks come in 144 shades! WOW!! That would be an awesome collection right there now. ;)


-So many colors to choose from
-Very opaque color after 1 swipe onto the lips
-Affordable at $4 USD
-No problem with settling into lines
-Cute packaging with the color showing at the bottom of the tube


-Because the color is so Opaque it would be best to use a mirror when applying this lipstick to make sure the application is precise. Its definitely not a swipe and go type of color
-Feels moisturizing at first but as it wears it can feel a little drying. I usually use a lip quenching product under this 

When it comes down to it, this lipstick is great and I have been tossing it into my purse everyday since I got it. I will be purchasing other colors to try out. :)



Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 2012 Myglam Bag

My  July Myglam bag came in the mail a few days ago and I am very pleased with what was inside! This bag is SUPER cute and unlike last month it did not smell like cheap plastic or fish!! Way to go myglam! :D

Yes to Cucumbers- Facial towels
Buxom Lipgloss- Leslie
Circus by Andreas Choice Nail Polish- Somersault
Juice Beauty-Green Apple SPF 15 Facial Moisturizer
Nu.Me- HydroPunch Hydrating Conditioner
Also included in the bag was a card containing what products were in the bag, another card promoting the circus nail polish colors and a 50% off coupon on any Nu.Me product.

This cute mesh bag is perfect to stash some of my small bottles of SPF in when I go to the pool or beach
Somersault is a very pretty sunny yellow shade :)




Saturday, July 14, 2012

Birchbox July 2012- Glamour

This month Birchbox has teamed up with Glamour and because their latest issue is all about the 5 senses of summer they wanted to make a birchbox with a multi-sensory experience!

The cute little box cover :)
The back of the box cover and inside the box.

(L-R, T-B)
AHAVA purifying mud mask- 4.3oz bottle retails for $31 USD. Fast acting mask detoxifies the skin with Dead Sea mud and Kaolin white clay. Im excited to try this mask, after all of the new house projects I am going to need a product like this.
Earbuds (Birchbox  lifestyle extra)- These earphones are so cute and are currently NOT for sale on the birchbox site so, it makes it an extra special treat for all of us subscribers to get these earphones. They are pink and blue!! cute cute!! :)

Laura Geller Double Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss- This is a full size lipstick and it retails for $17.50 USD. What is cool about this lipstick is that it is two sided. One side is a rosy pink and the other side is a bronze pink.

Oscar de la Renta, live in love perfume- 50ml bottle retails for $78 USD-  This perfume contains notes of  jasmine sambac, rose, ginger orchid, and amber.
Manna Kadar sheer glo shimmer lotion- 1oz bottle retails for $29 USD. This illuminating liquid can be mixed with foundation for an all over glow or as a highlighter. This sample I was a little disappointed with because it comes in a small tube with a pull off lid that does not go back on pretty much have to use it all in one try or the product will drip out of the tube and get everywhere.

What was in your July birchbox?
If you would like to join this $10 dollar a month subscription service I have provided my referral link right HERE. :)


Friday, July 13, 2012

Face Paint Friday- A fun rainbow look...

Around this time last year (2011) I posted THIS look. In case you haven't seen it, it was a pretty rainbow look using a very in expensive palette and well, I like rainbow looks so I decided to do another  look using the Victoria's Secret Summer Seduction palette (yes, this is my second look with this palette,) Maybe on day I will figure out how to use all the colors of the rainbow in a look. Red shadow makes me look sick so I never use it. :/

            Oh, and I am sorry about my eyebrows in these photos, they are a little crazy!




Products Used:

Revlon Custom creations foundation- setting 2
Arbonne Mattifying setting powder
Maybelline Instant age rewind dark circle eraser
Smashbox pressed powder/bronze lights duo- shade medium dark as a bronzer
Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten- Como/Portofino as Blush

NYX Jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk- As a base
Victoria's Secret Summer Seduction Eye Kit- Green on inner corner, Blue in the middle, Purple on outer corner and into crease,Champagne as highlight
Smashbox Waterproof shadow liner in Envy- On top lid
Urban Decay 27/7 Glide-On Eye pencil- In Electric on waterline
Rimmel London Sexy Curves Mascara

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip tint- In Bare mint.