Monday, August 22, 2016

Monthly Manicures June and July

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another video of my monthly manicures and since missed last months I decided to put June and July together without bottle shots. 

Youtube video: 

Here are the links to the manicures if you like to see what I thought about them:
June and July Manicures 


Also let me know if you like it this way with out bottle shots or if you liked seeing bottle shots?


Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  


Breezy Blue, Blue Me Away! And Sea-ing Stars Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another manicure to show for Manicure Mondays. I wanted to do like a marble/ water looking mani.  So lets see this week mani right?!

no flash outside lighting with one of the polishes I used

no flash with outside lighting with shell 

flash and outside lighting with shell 

inside lighting with flash

outside lighting without flash
Products I used:
Orly top2 bottom base Coat
Sally Hansen xtreme wear Breezy Blue, Blue Me Away! And Sea-ing Stars
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat

To get the marble/ water look I used the plastic bag method which was my first time trying it and I think it came out pretty good. If you like me to do a tutorial on how to do this let me know I can do one or you can just google it because I found it on the internet. I used breezy blue as my base color and then added blue me away which made a pretty marble or water look like in the ocean or a pool. To add the effect of  light shining off the water I put Sea-ing Stars which is a pretty glitter topper which made it even prettier. I'm really happy with this mani and I can't wait to try this method again with other colors.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks mani for Manicure Mondays.


Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Eye Look: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever- Purple and blue look

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here to show you my first eye look using the Mermaids Forever eyeshadow palette. When I saw the purples and the blues I wanted to do an eye look with them so this is the result. 


Products I used:
NYC City Proof eye primer Universal 
Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette:
Urchin: Above Crease and bottom lash
Waves: Crease and bottom lash
Splash: outer v
Myth: Eyelid and inner bottom lash
Forever: Brow Bones 
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black 
Covergirl Plumpify Bastpro very Black Mascara 

When I saw Urchin which is a pretty purple blue matte that I thought would look really pretty with Waves which is pretty shimmery blue. Since I didn't want to do a full on blue eye look so I decided to put Myth on my lid which looks pretty with the purple and blue. I used splash to deepen the outer v. I really like how this eye look came out and can't wait to do another eye look with the mermaids forever eyeshadow palette.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel   

Review: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Ultra Eyeshadows Palette

Hello my MJF stars,
I here to give you my thoughts about the Mermaids Forever 32 ultra eyeshadows palette by Makeup Revolution.
I have been wanting to try Makeup Revolution products for awhile and my Ulta store finally got some of there products in. So lets get into what I thought right?!

Mermaids Forever Palette in box

Mermaids Forever out of box
I wish that the palette was the pretty metallic blue like the box and that they had the name of the palette on the side of the palette not just on the back but I can live it. 


Mermaids Forever Palette
As you can see there is a lot of eyeshadows which I thought would be a little bit bigger than they are because the picture on the back of the palette does not show the actual size and ulta did not have a the palette displayed like the nyx eyeshadows. They are about the size of a nickel.

Mermaids Forever close up of eyeshadows
Top with flash and bottom no flash
This palette is mostly shimmers than mattes in finishes which you know I love glitter/shimmery eyeshadows but there are few matte eyeshodows. So lets see the swatches right?! Oh I also have to say that some reason they did not put the names on the protective sheet like they do in the UK version so I had find it online. So I'm going to have to figure out how to put the names for the eyeshadows.

top to bottom from the left side first two columns


top to bottom and the next two columns

top to bottom next two columns

top to bottom last two columns

All of the swatches are swatched with out primer on bare skin. As you can see the matte colors are not to pigmented on bare skin which is a bummer but I did do an eye look with Urchin on an eye look that I'm will be post looked as pigmented as in the pan with an eye primer so I think the ones that did not look as pigmented on the swatches with look fine over primer. So I always recommended to use a base or primer with any eyeshadows. I really love all of the eyeshadows. I really love the blue and greens. I think this is a really nice palette and I think you can create colorful and neutral eye looks which is nice. I would recommended this palette because it a great price and you get a lot of different colors to work with. The textures of the eyeshadows are nice too. They are smooth and had minimal to no fall out.  I can't wait to try more of there products. 

Have you tried Makeup Revolution products? If so which ones would you recommend me to trying next?

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  

Sephora, Ulta and Sally's Beauty Hauls

Hello my MJF Stars,
I wanted to show you my hauls form sephora, Ulta, and Sally's Beauty. 

Youtube video of haul:


Since it was my birthday I went got Sephora Beauty Insider gift from Marc Jacobs because I don't own any Marc Jacobs and really wanted to try there lip sticks. I'm excited to try the eyeliner also.


I also went to Ulta and been wanting to try the makeup revolution but my ultas didn't have any other products the last time I went. So I was happy to see they got an display in but some of the items were sold out. But I did get one thing which is the Mermaids Forever 32 pc eyeshadow palette. I have been wanting to get my hands on this palette for a while. The palette was $15.00 and I had a $3.50 off of $15.00 coupon which is nice because it made it $11.50.  I also got my Birthday gift form ulta which is the Urban Decay single eyeshadow Midnight Cowboy which I was happy to get Urban Decay eyeshadow because I love there eyeshadows. 

Urban Decay Midnigh Cowboy


I also went to Sally Beauty Supply because my mom got a coupon for signing up for there club/rewards. The coupon was $5.00 off of $5.00 or more. So I found two nail polishes on sale. I got Orly Ingenue which is a pretty purple with gold glitter/shimmer that was $4.15. I also got China Glaze Re-Fresh mint that was $2.99 then range up as $1.99. It is a pretty cream light green. So I only has to play like a dollar and some change which was nice.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls.
Also check out my Review of the Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  




Monday, August 15, 2016

Emerald Blaze Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another manicure for Manicure Mondays. I have been wanting to wear this polish for awhile and finally decided to put on my nails at last. :0)

outside lighting with flash

outside lighting no flash

outside light with flash

outside light with no flash
Products I used:
Emerald Blaze Mani
Revlon ColorStay Base Coat 
Covergirl Outlast stay brilliant Emerald Blaze 
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat 

When I bought this nail polish its was a beautiful green with gold/ bronze duo chrome that made me fall in love. I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint me. It looks as beautiful on my nail as it did in the bottle. It one of my favorite duo chromes that I own in my collection. That says a lot because you know I own a lot of nail polish lol. It has a great formula and I can't wait to wear again.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks mani for Manicure Mondays.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  

Walmart Haul

Hello my MJF stars,
I have a walmart haul to show you that got lost in my computer so I decided to still post it to show you what I got.

Youtube video:


I found this t-shirt in the mens clearance on sale for $3.00 which was $4.95. When it got rang up it was $1.00 which was awesome because I love it and make me laugh every time I read it.


I also found some scented wax melts in the clearance in candle section. So I got two of the Better Homes wax melts in the scent Enchanted pumpkin valley for $.25 each. I also got two scented wax melts from mainstay in peach & mango and Cranberry Mandarin for $.95 each. I also got the mini jar candles in the same scents for $1.00 each. I got secret clear gel deodorant in sunny expressions. I also found the cute neon wing charms from cousin to make bracelets with which was $1.00.

I hope you enjoyed my haul.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,

Mel