Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mask of the Week: TonyMoly I'm Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet Skin Soothing

Shout out to Chelsea who told me that Ulta carries TonyMoly masks! As soon as I heard this, I ran to my local Ulta to snag a few. I am both lucky and cursed (my wallet, anyway) that an Ulta is so close to my house!

This week I tried the TonyMoly I'm Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet in the Skin Soothing formula. The front of the package looks like this:


And back looks like this (got too excited and opened it before I remembered to take pics! Oops!):



This is a one piece sheet mask that comes loaded with a ton of product! It is very squishy and almost slimy. I wiped off a lot of the product and smoothed it onto my neck, arms, and legs while I waited. The formula is actually very soothing and soft on the skin. The mask adhered well and stayed put while I did my nails and caught up on my social media accounts. Here is my goofy face with the mask:


I would totally repurchase this product. My skin was super soft and my normally reddish cheeks were quite normal colored, LOL. I did follow up, as usual, with Lush facial moisturizer before bed and I woke up with quite supple, soft skin. I love every single TonyMoly mask that I have tried, so knowing they are so close and accessible to me is quite dangerous. Hide yo kids! Hide yo wallet!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Nail Art Post! Nude & Black Featuring bornprettystore Decals!

Today I am back with some pseudo-nail art. I say pseudo because although I did it and it looks quite classy and artsy, I can't take too much credit. They are stickers!

You've seen these stickers on the blog before. I received my first sheet from bornprettystore for review and loved them so much that I purchased another sheet in black and a gold sheet, too. I love, love, love the designs and how easy they are to apply. I hate, hate, hate that they peel up after a couple days and then I catch the corners on everything and peel them up more. As soon as it looks messy, they are gone! Bornprettystore, if you're reading this, please make them slightly stickier, or something!


I used a base of Zoya Chantal (I am like 99% sure on that one) and let it dry overnight. Then I applied these full nail stickers and used a file to trim the excess off the edges. I topcoated them with HK Girl, and viola! Such an extravagant look with very little effort.


Time for a close up!  I seriously love how these look.


These sheets come with 10 designs and 12 stickers each, so you can fit the best one for each nail. I love every design!


One last look!


What do you think? Have you tried these and had any better luck than I do?


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Zoya Melodie + Illamasqua Pink Raindrops = Perfection!

When I sat down to do a fresh mani the other night, I could not decide what I wanted! As usual, I was thinking dainty, girly, probably pink...but I wanted something different.



Zoya Melodie is an awesome neutral with a frost or something to it. I am not good at identifying stuff like that, but safe to say, it's beautiful. It has been discontinued since 2012, but I found this on Amazon for around retail Zoya price. This polish is simply gorgeous and has taken a place on my favorites shelf.

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops also lives on my favorites shelf. The pic above doesn't show how pink it truly is, but trust me, it's pink with the daintiest flakkies. This is a harder to find polish, too, but I love it.


I couldn't decide which one to I used both. I started with one coat of Melodie and added one coat of Pink Raindrops. I love how this looks!


Close up!


Pink Raindrops is pretty sheer on it's own and requires 3-4 coats for full coverage. Zoya Melodie is practically a 1 coater, so I figured that would be a good base and something a little more muted than a white base.


I loved this mani that I wore it for like 4 days, which is forever in nail polish blogger world. I topped the mani with HK Girl which made it last quite a while, free of chips and beautiful!


What do you think? Do you have either of these polishes?


Monday, June 20, 2016

SinfulColors: Kylie Jenner Trends Matter Collection VIPeach Demi Matte

Phew! The title of this blog post is a mouthful but I am only showing you one polish! Jeez!

Today I have one of the Kylie Jenner Trends Matter polishes by SinfulColors. I picked up VIPeach from the Demi Matte line. I've been seeing the KJ Collection everywhere but this polish, so far, has been my only purchase. I am just not seeing unique colors and with hundreds already in my collection, I am not going to grab any just because they are KJ approved.

The VIPeach polish is part of the 5 Demi Matte collection series but the only one labeled "Angel" on it. Not sure what that means, but it's there. And here is the polish:


I guess I missed the "demi matte" memo when I swatched this because I totally added topcoat. I don't get "demi" matte anyway, especially when it has shimmery glittery things in it. Come a little closer:


I don't wear polish without topcoat...who does!? SinfulColors needs to make a demi matte topcoat if they don't want me messing with the supposed finish. AmIRight?!


Oh, right, you want to hear about the formula?! Ha. It was a good, creme formula. I used 3 coats.

As it is pastel-leaning, you're going to need 3 coats for sure.

As it is "demi matte" leaning, you might get some streakiness on the first coat, but it will go away with the other two.

I love the insta-tan that colors like this give me. It's neutral without being boring, sparkly without being too obvious. I do like it quite a bit.


What do you think? Have you picked up any of the Kylie Jenner SinfulColors polishes?


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mask of the Week: Laneige Water Bath Soothing Gel Mask

My skin has been feeling quite dry after working out lately, so this week I reached for the Laneige Water Bath Soothing Gel Mask, which is a 2piece "hydrogel" mask that promises to be incredibly moisturizing and to help put water back in your skin.


I received two of these masks from an epic swap (thank you, Peggy!) and was eager to try it out. I like the two piece masks since you can customize and contour the fit a little bit better than a single sheet. Back of package:


Mask fail......Maybe it was user error, but this mask did not do it for me. LOL, see that face?! The bottom half kept falling off. The top half buckled in the middle over my nose and wouldn't stay close to the bridge of my nose or under my eyes. I moved the pieces around and then moved them again but still no go.


As far as the formula goes, my skin did feel nice and smooth and plump and hydrated. I have a second packet of this to try, so maybe next time I will put the bottom half on first and then overlap with the top so the bottom sticks to me! I will review it again when I try it next time.

What do you think? Have you tried this brand?