Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Revlon Colorstay ShadowLinks

It's been a while, has it not?  But this week, Reviews-Day Tuesday is back! *cue applause*  Today I have Revlon Colorstay ShadowLinks eyeshadow singles, care of the Revlon Selects program.

Back in February, Revlon sent out an e-mail to Revlon Selects members, which told them about the newest product, and gave us the opportunity to design our own palette, by picking out 4 colours from the collection.

"Imagine being able to put together a custom look easily, whenever you felt
like it. With new ColorStay ShadowLinks you can! They’re individual,
interchangeable eye shadows that click together so you can create
your own customized palette every time. Change your look – in a click. 

 It’s easy! Pick a colour, mix it up, match it with a complementary colour.
Click together and go! ColorStay ShadowLinks come in 4 fabulous
finishes and 30 shades. Collect them all to create endless looks" 

 This is what I saw when I opened the box:

Since the shadows come in 4 different finishes, and I wanted to show off how each of the finishes appears, I chose one of each.

Left to right:  "Griege" (matte), "Candy" (pearl), "Gunmetal" (satin), "Melon" (satin).
The one with the best colour payoff is definitely gunmetal - just look at the pigmentation!  But my favourite part of the ShadowLinks is the packaging and marketing.  I like they way that Revlon has designed these, so when you see the display at the store, you are taught how to build a versatile palette - 1)  Add your favourite colour, 2)  Add any shade from the same row (from the store display), 3)  Add a neutral to highlight, 4)  Plus a deep neutral to define.  Clearly, I didn't choose to follow the suggestions of how to create a cohesive look, because I'm just that rebellious - I kid, I kid - I actually just wanted to get colours that are different from the ones I currently own in my makeup stash.

The downfall for me was the chalki-ness and fallout from the shadows.  Although they applied smooth, as the day went, the shadow's presence wore off a bit.

I can't say that I would purchase these in store, however I am a big fan of Revlon's Luxurious Color eyeshadow singles (my little stash is featured in my "4 or More" post), so I'm excited to see what they come up with next.

Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes, by the company.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

NOTD - May 24 (with fimo nail art!)

My first time using fimo nail art, which I purchased in my most recent Beauty Haul.

That's all for today, folks.  Stay tuned because I've got some reviews, some tutorials, and some fun new nails designs on the way!  P.S. Don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani.

Monday, 19 May 2014

US Beauty Haul - Spring 2014

I have goodies to show yoooou!  Here is my latest haul, from a bunch of different American stores.

Beauty Plus Salon
L-R:  China Glaze in "Water You Waiting For", "No Plain Jane", "Lubu Heels".
L-R:  OPI in "Sprung", "Live and Let Die".
 Big Lots
Covergirl Exact Eyelights in "Vivid Greens".
L-R:  Sally Hansen Magnetic in "Atomic Alloy", "Pink Force".
Simply Sweet Fimo Nail Art Shapes.
L-R:  ELF concealer brush, Sally Hansen Nail Scissors.
L-R:  Revlon Lip Butter in "Cherry Tart", Maybelline Color Whisper in "I Crave Coral".
Christmas Tree Shop
L'Oreal Wear Infinité Studio Secrets in "Mocha Buff".
L-R:  Maybelline Define-A-Brow in "Dark Blonde", OPI in "Push and Shove".
CBL Oops trio - no official names
Stay tuned for a few more beauty items, that I will include in my next haul post.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani.

Friday, 16 May 2014

NOTD - May 16, 2014

I had some fun with stamping, recently - here's what I came up with!

Base:  Revlon Colorstay's "Buttercup
Stamping polish:  Revlon Top Speed's "Royal".

Stamped with:  BornPretty's m73 plate

That's all for now!  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani.

Friday, 9 May 2014

NOTD - May 9, 2014

It has been one busy week.  I know there has been a lack of posts this week, but I started school this week, and it's quite an intensive program, so thanks for being patient with me.  Here is my Nail of the Day, with a polish that I am LOVING - "Push and Shove" by O.P.I., from the Gwen Stafani line

Man oh man, do I love this polish.  Yes, it's a bit of a bummer that you have to use the special base coat, yes, it isn't ideal that it is a "one night only" polish, but I don't care.  Photos don't do this one justice.  It was so shiny - I could almost see my reflection.  This one is on clearance at Sally's, so if you want to get your hands on it, run, don't walk, to see if there are any left.

Off to do some studying, I hope to post soon and share my most recent US beauty haul.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani! - Shawna

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale: Spring 2014

It's the first Lisa's Cosmetics sale of 2014 (as far as I know), so of course, I have to share my pictures from inside the warehouse, as well as my mini haul.  If you want a more in-depth review of the sale, feel free to check out my post from the December 2013 sale, HERE.

My Haul

(Sorry for the blurry photos - no natural light to use)

Annabelle eyeshadow "Stone" - $1.99
China Glaze "Unpredictable"- $4.00, Revlon "Mad About Mango" - $2.00, Misa "Chocolate Icing" - $1.49
Revlon Lysol large duo pack - $4.99
I've been trying to scale back the warehouse sale shopping as of late, so this time it was just a small haul.  If you are interested in attending the Lisa's Cosmetics Sale, it is open to the public on specific days of the week, until May 12th.  For more information, check out their facebook page.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani!