Friday, December 23, 2011

NYX Haul & Beautyjoint.com review

I recently purchased some NYX cosmetics from Beautyjoint.com over black friday. Beauty joint sells NYX cosmetics at about 40%-50% off regular NYX prices. We all love saving money! They also sell Milani cosmetics, Jordana, and China Glaze at reduced prices. 

Single Eyeshadow Taupe

Taupe
Single Eyeshadow Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Left: Taupe. Right Spring Flowers

Powder Blush Red

Red

Cream Blush Boho Chic

Boho Chic

Left: Red. Right Boho Chic

Milk

Milk

Milk
Round Lipstick Eros

Eros
beautyjoint.com screen shot round lipstick swatches
Overall I was really happy with the site, prices and the products. The products arrived and each was wraped in bubble wrap to prevent breakage and everything was perfect and intact.  My only complaint was the swatch of the Eros lipstick. From the swatch on the site I thought Eros was going to be a nude pink color but when I received it it was really a bright coral red. It was a beautiful color but I was expecting it to be a nude. So just check with the NYX site first to make sure the color you see is the color you'll get. I think that they may have gotten them mixed up a bit.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kind-Hearted Blogger Pledge

Em Jay & Me

I was browsing through some of the blogs on the Monday Blog Hop and came accost a post about a Kind-Heated Blogger Pledge. I thought it was such a nice idea. that I wanted to share it with you. We are all here with smiler interests and blogging, why not support one another. Lets build each other up not try to knock everyone down.

AS A KIND-HEARTED BLOGGER I PLEDGE TO:

  • create, inspire, and admire rather than compete with fellow bloggers
  • be understanding of each other-- in the blogging community, as well as in the world
  • stay away from internet/blogging bullying
  • speak my opinion freely, while still being mindful of other's feelings-- be tactful.
  • make an effort--no matter how big or small the gesture, to spread kindness or joy to others
  • acknowledge that I will make mistakes, (I am only human) but remember to learn from them
  • know that at times I will post about the negative stuff in life, and maybe even some complaining (I am only human) but I will always follow up with something happy/positive too.
  • believe that this world is a good place, filled with good people.
 To take the Pledge visit Em Jay & Me's Blog Grab a button and spread the word.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Favorite Things Giveaway! [ CLOSED ]







Over the past 7 months I have shared with you what my favorite beauty products are and I decided that I would share some of them with you. As a thank you to my Youtube subcribers I am having a favorite things giveaway!

The Prize
will go to one subscriber
  • Lip Smackers Watermelon lip gloss
  • Sally Hansen Crackle overcoat
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Fortune Cookie Soap in Lemon zing
  • E.L.F. stipple brush
  • ObsessiveCompulsive Cosmetics Loose color in Wasabi

The Rules
  • You must be a subscriber to my Youtube channel NykkeyzB
  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your Favorite thing about the Holidays is. & your Youtube username.
  • one entry per-person

The contest is open internationally and to all ages, if you are under 18 please have a parents permission to give me your address.

The winner will be chosen using random.org.
The winer will be contacted through Youtube private message & will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't respond withing 24 hours a new winner will be chosen.
Contest ends at 4:00p.m. est on Sunday January 1, 2012




All products in this giveaway were bought by me with my own money.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review







Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.
Description from Influenster.com


I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program and surprisingly  I am loving these! I can never manage to grow my nails and these are the perfect solution. It makes it look like I have long nails in minuets. They were really easy to use match the size and peel off the backing and press them on. I would recommend going for a size sightly smaller rather than slightly bigger if it's not a perfect match one was a bit bigger and looked and felt funny. you get 24 nails so it should be easy to find the right match. I also would recommend when sticking them down to slide along with the edge of the nail till you hit the cuticle then press down to get the perfect fit. I found them a bit rough on the ends so when I was done applying them I filed them a bit and added a top coat to the end to smooth them out. 

One thing I was really liking was the design. They had a cute animal print design with a glitter background, and glitter is so hard to remove but with these all you have to do is peel them off. There are lots of cute designs which is a plus for a nail inept like myself. 

I found they only lasted a few days. As a cake decorator I work with my hands a lot, and find myself with my hands in water doing dishes, so I think that played a big part in the longevity of the manicure. These would be great for short term use like a night out or the weekend. For the price it's a great deal $5.99- $7.99 considering a full set of acrylic nails at the salon can run $40-$50. 


I will defiantly be trying these again the next time I'm in the mood for long nails and a cute and easy manicure. 

Disclaimer: All of the products shown in this post were sent to me, but my opinions are not influenced in anyway and I am not being paid by showing these products. All reviews are my 100% honest opinion.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine Review


 www.newyorkcolor.com
Have you heard the gossip? There’s a new gloss in town! NYC New York Color Liquid Lip Shine is getting headlines with seriously high-drama color at a seriously low price. Pure pigments give a 3-D effect that’s off-the-charts glossy. Tons of hot new shades, from preppy nudes to bold statement hues – all for less than your weekly fashion magazine.




 Benefits

  • Pure pigments, 3D-effect shine
  • Lips feel moisturized
  • Creamy and soft texture
  • Non-sticky  
Description from NewYorkColor.com

 I have been using was Nude York City # 582, which I received complementary to test  through Infuenster's Voxbox program. It's a nice sheer nude, perfect to wear alone or over lipstick.

PROS-
  • I liked the multi-toned skimmer it has, it's very fine and subtle.  
  • It's a great sheer nude color
  • Nicely moisturizing  
  • it has a nice sweet sugary sent. 
  • the applicator is flexible at the end which makes it easier to apply 
CONS
  • my only con was it was slightly sticky. It wasn't too bad but could be better, on a scale of 1- 10 1 being the stickiest i would give it a 7 for stickiness.
Over all I think that for the inexpensive price its a good lip gloss. I'm interested in trying some of the brighter colors to see how pigmented they are.



Disclaimer: All of the products shown in this post were sent to me, but my opinions are not influenced in anyway and I am not being paid by showing these products. All reviews are my 100% honest opinion.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday VoxBox From Influenster

I wanted to share with you mu Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.com. What is a VoxBox? It is a box of free full sized products sent from Influenster.com. You sign up and fill out some surveys. By filling out the surveys you earn badges and based on what badges and how many you have Influenster will send all sorts of products to try out and review and share you experience with friends family and your social networks. They can be anything from health and beauty products, to food and snacks.






What I have tried so far:

  • Larabar, Cherry Pie:oh it was so scrumptious!  The bar was nice and moist and had a soft texture. The cherry flavor was a nice fresh dark cherry flavor, like you just bit into a fresh cherry. I'll be putting that coupon to use to get some more. they would be a perfect breakfast snack for work.
  • Garden Botanika Heart Fragrance: I really like the smell. It was a light floral/slightly citric sent. It was not over powering at all. if your someone who likes Clinique's Happy Heart you'll love this perfume. 
  • Mentos Pure Fresh Gum: I'm not usually a gum chewer, but these were nicely minty, not to strong. and the gum stayed soft and chewy for a long while and kept it's flavor too.


Disclaimer: All of the products shown were sent to me, but my opinions are not influenced in anyway and I am not being paid by showing these products. All reviews are my 100% honest opinion.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Visions Of Sugar Plums Holiday Tutorial


I have gotten such good feed back on my Vision of Sugar Plums look I have done a tutorial for you. I'm having such a good time coming up with and doing these holiday themed & inspired looks. I can't wait to move on to the next one. 







EYES

  • NYX Jumbo pencil in milk
  • OCC pure pigment in magenta
  • OCC magenta & Disco ball Glitter
  •  Maybelline Eyestodio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow (10 Amethyst Ablaze) 
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Physicians Formula 2 in 1 eye booster 
LIPS
  • Revlon Matte, 002 Pink Pout 
  • Lipsmackers Lip Gloss, watermelon
FACE
  • NYX cream blush in Boho Chic

Sunday, December 11, 2011

FOTD Visions Of Sugar Plums

I recently got some amazing glitters and pigments from OCC and was dying to play with them. I am in love with this look. It would be a fun look for a holiday party. Thinking of a tutorial is in order what do you think?


EYES
  • NYX Jumbo pencil in milk
  • OCC pure pigment in magents
  • OCC magenta & Disco ball Glitter
  •  Maybelline Eyestodio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow (10 Amethyst Ablaze) 
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Physicians Formula 2 in 1 eye booster 
LIPS
  • OCC lip tar, Hoochie, & Tone
FACE
  • NYX cream blush in Boho Chic



CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Review

Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious.
Description from CoverGirl.com
250 Cabernet

250 Cabernet

natural lips

Cabernet
At first I thought this color was going to be a deep red from judging from the tube but it applys very sheer. It gives a nice flush of color. The gloss balm is is nicely moisturizing and gives a light shine to the lips. I like that is has SPF in it to protect my lips. It's a good product if your going for a light natural look.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Winter Wonderland Holiday Look Tutorial

I recently got some new products and was playing around with them. This is what I came up with and thought this was the perfect icy wintery look.








Eyes
  • NYX Jumbo pencil
  • Michael Todd Long wear cream shadow, Pirate Island
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Obscure, & Jubilee 
  • NYX eyeshadow, Taupe 
  • Inglot eyeshadow, whit shimmer 
  • Physicians Formula 2 in 1 eye booster eyeliner 
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara
Lips
  • CoverGirl Natureluxe gloss balm 250 Cabernet
Face
  • Maybelline Fit me Foundation
  • NYX blush, Red

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NOTD Pool Boy With Snowflakes


OCC Pool Boy




 So I recently got my order from OCC's black friday sale so I decided to try it out. Wow what a color! It will be a great color for summer by the pool but it's also a great winter baby blue. I had seen a tutorial on how to do snow flakes and wanted to try them out and they make the perfect combo. The polish is so opaque and would be fine with one thick coat. I think I found a new favorite color!


 Here is the video that inspired the snow flakes. Thanks Iris for such an easy nail art tutorial that even the nail art challenged (me) can do.