Monday, January 31, 2011

Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

I was out shopping with my mom on Saturday and ran across this new nail buffer from Revlon. Since I was in the market for a new buffer I decided to pick this up for a mere $2.99.

What does Revlon say about this product?:
"The secret to the 10 second manicure. Creates 400% more shine than bare nails. Unique, comfortable shape for easy use. Green side smoothes and evens out nail surface. White side polishes to an outrageous shine. Creates topcoat in minutes."

Does it live up to these claims? Yes. In my opinion it is a fantastic nail buffer. I've never had such shine to my bare nails before. It does remind me of a topcoat. The egg shape is quite fun and ergonomic. My hands didn't get tired holding it like they do with the rectangular shaped buffers. With that being said I do have to mention that you can only use the outer edges of the green side. The middle of the buffer is useless unless you want to scratch up your cuticles. I think it would have been better to line the edges with the green buffer material and have both sides be covered in the white polish finish.

Now on to the most important question... Would I buy it again?: Probably. But I think I'll stick to the buffers I buy at Sally's due to the fact that I can use the entire surface on my nails.

My results:

Monday, January 24, 2011

A P!nk Look!

P!nk F**kin' Perfect Make-up tutorial

Last Sunday I decided to recreate the look Pink was wearing in her newest music video. This is a great copper smoky eye and it would look great on anyone, but especially nice on blue eyed lads and lasses. Hope you enjoy! Oh and how was everyone's weekend? It was freeezing in North Carolina!

xo Goldie



Mac Paint Pot in Painterly

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean

Sedona Lace 88 Metal Palette

Mac Eyeshadow in Tempting

Mac Eyeshadow in Blanc Type

Stila Smudgeproof Eyeliner in Stingray

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Revlon Lash Flares Individual False Eyelashes


Wet N' Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink

Elf Blush in Gotta Glow


Stila Lipglaze in Kitten

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bright Blue Smoky Eye of the Day

Hey guys! I loved my color combination yesterday and wanted to share a quick little post about it. Not sure if a tutorial will follow but if you like I can film one. I would file this one under a bright smoky eye.


Prep: Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
Base: Mehron Paradise Tropical Palette- I used the blue on my lid
Ben Nye Cosmic Blue (lid)
MAC Meet the Fleet (crease)
Ben Nye Azalea (blended into the crease about Meet the Fleet)
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet (transition color above the Azalea)
MAC Blanc Type (browbone and inner corner highlight)
Stila Smudgeproof Eyeliner in Stingray
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hot for Houndstooth Nails

"Introducing the hottest invention in nail color. Sally Hansen Salon Nail Effects Real Nail Polish strips creates an instant fashion manicure you can't get from a bottle. Real nail polish with no dry time and lasts up to ten days. Get a salon effect anytime, any place. Designs include neon, metallic and high-shine patterns and will cost just under ten dollars for a set containing sixteen strips, a cuticle stick and a mini file-buffer."

Last week was my birthday week so I decided to treat myself to a set of these Sally Hansen nail effects. At $8.50 a pop my inner skeptic said no, but my love for Houndstooth said YES! I have recorded a video of my initial reaction and application which I will attach below. Also you will see pictures of the nails throughout the week.
Day two: My memory card decided to eat my initial pictures but here we have a picture of day two. I thought it was super easy to put these on and by day two I was surprised there was no chipping. I expected the strips to wear down on the edges of my nails but I didn't notice anything.
Day four: Manicure is still going strong. I have noticed tiny chips on the thumb nail and slight peeling around the cuticle of my middle and ring fingers. I'm impressed considering I have been pretty tough on my hands the past few days (ie. dyed my hair, drawing, typing, washing dishes etc.)
Day seven: Day seven and my nails look like day four. Day Nine: I am super happy that I tried these because they have staying power. I was worried that these babies would peel off by day three, but much to my surprise these strips delivered on their promise. Overall I would definitely recommend them. I do think they are a bit pricey however they would look amazing for a special occasion (prom, date, valentine's day etc.)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tron Inspired Make-up Tutorial

Possibly the cut crease of the future? Maybe... just maybe. Anyway today I decided to start blogging again and I wanted to start off with a post on my newest Youtube tutorial. Even though I haven't seen the new Tron I decided to do a look inspired by it. The make-up in the movie looks pretty sweet. Pretty sweet indeed! The make-up artist who designed the Tron make-up, Rosalina Da Silva, wanted a reflective quality to the make-up and used black on the eyes to suit the actor's skin tones. She also muted the lips and drew in heavy eyebrows with MAC's Blacktrack fluidline. The result: super dramatic eyes/eyebrows and nude lips. Haunting indeed.