Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Eye Look/ Review: E.l.f Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow Gala

Hello MJF stars,
Since this eye look is using only the E.l.f long lustrous eyeshadow in Gala so I also wanted to do a little review of what I thought of the eyeshadow. So let get into it.


Products I used:
Sephora perfecting eye primer 
E.l.f Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow Gala
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black 
Covergirl Plumpify Bastpro very Black 

I first tried to apply the eyeshadow with a brush but it works best with your fingers to get the glitter on to the eyelid. It did blend well in the crease as you can see. I really like this eyeshadow even though you have to apply it with your fingers which get messy but it looks so pretty. If you want to do a quick but looks like you did a lot eye look you will love this eyeshadow. Or even add some sparkly to any look you need try these lustrous eyeshadows. They do not crease and last a very long time. I hope they get more colors in this line of eyeshadows from e.l.f. I know I will be picking more of these up to add to my collection.


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

Until next time,
Mel 


Lip Balm Collection: Chapstick

Hello my MJF stars,
I have been wanting to show you more of my makeup collection. I decided to show you my lip balm collection because I love lip balms. I started with my Chapstick lip balm collection.

Youtube video of Chapstick collection:

What is you favorite lip balm? I would love to know.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Monday, September 26, 2016

Lettuce Be Friends and Atlantis Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another Mani for Manicure Mondays. So lets get into what I did for Mani this week.

outside light with flash

outside light with no flash

outside light with flash

outside lighting no flash
Products I used:
Revlon ColorStay Base Coat 
Wet N Wild Megalast Lettuce Be Friends
China Glaze Atlantis
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat 

I have been looking for Wet N Wild's Lettuce be friends for while and so happy to find it that I wanted to put on my nails as soon as I could. I really love the formula which I only needed 2 coats. You know I usually use 3 coats which says a lot about the formula. I also had to add some glitter of course so I put on one coat of Atlantis which is a teal/green jelly holographic polish and looks so pretty with lettuce be friends.

I hope you enjoyed this week manicure for Manicure Mondays.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Rite Aid and Walgreens Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I have a two little hauls from Rite Aid and Walgreens. So lets see what I found this time.

Youtube video hauls:


I went to Rite Aid They were having 40% off on all Wet N Wild.So I got two of the Wet N Wild megalast nail polishes in Lettuce Be Friends and Split Pea Soup. So they were $1.19 each.


I went to Walgreens and saw they had the Wet N Wild brushes on sale so I got a few. I got the blush brush, the flat top brush which was $2.99 then on sale for $1.99 each. I also picked up another Contour brush for $.99 which I use a lot and thought I would pick up a back up. I also found two dog toys on sale which was Disney shoe pet toy on sale for $1.49 and  squeaker dog toy for $.74.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls.


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

Until next time,
Mel 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fourth Eye Look: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another eye look using the Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever palette that really love. This time I wanted to do a neutral/ brown eye look. So let see what I created this time.


Products I used:
Avon eyeshadow primer light Beige 
Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever palette 
Kingdom: crease
Treasure: eyelid 
Seabed: outer v
Forever: Brow bone 
Future and Kingdom mixed: inner corner 
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black 
Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara Black 

I used mostly brown shades from the palette which I have been wanted to do a neutral  look using them. I really love Treasure but I think it need a sticker base because I had to build it up  a lot to get the shimmer on my eyelid. I really liked kingdom as crease color. I'm really happy how this eye look came out. I can't wait to do more eye looks with this palette.

I hope you enjoyed this eye look.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

99 Cents Store Hauls (Halloween Items)

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm back with a 99 cents only store hauls. So lets see what I found this time.

Youtube video of hauls:



In this haul I found some 3.5 mm aux cable by Luxtronic which I been meaning to pick up and was happy to find them at 99 cents only store because they usually like $5 or $6 bucks. So I got a green and black one. I also picked some Despicable Me Cotton Swabs 150 count because I needed more and I love minions. I also found Tech and Go Pen and Stylus Combo Green which I been wanting to pick up and finally did this time.


Also my store finally got more of the stage continers in so I picked up another Storage Container with Assorted Color Lid in green for $1.99.


In this haul my 99 cents store got in the Halloween items so I found few things I had to get. I picked up a black pair of the Happy Halloween Gloves. Also got Happy Halloween Glove Adult Size which I wanted to get last year and never picked up but I did this time. I was really suprised to find these Happy Halloween Led Light Up Table Decor of a Jack-o-lanterns so picked up four and I filmed them on in my video above if like to check them out. They pretty good for $.99 each. I was also suprsed to find these Mainstay Pillar Candle Apple Pumpkin 2.8 in X 3 in  which is sold at Walmart for like $3 or $4 dollars. So got four because I love the apple pumpkin scent and I gave some to my mom.

I hope you enjoyed my hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Monday, September 19, 2016

Super Cute in pink and Gothic Lolita Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another mani to show for Manicure Mondays. So lets see what I created this week.

outside lighting no flash

outside lighting with flash

outside light with flash

no flash with outside lighting

Products I used:
Wet N Wild Wild Shine protective  base Coat
O.p.i Nail Lacquer super cute in pink 
China Glaze Nail Lacquer with hardeners Gothic Lolita
NYC Shine in a minute 60 seconds dry grand central station as top Coat

I decided to do a ruffian mani using the two nail polishes I just got from Marshalls because when I bought them they looked so pretty together in the bottle. I had to put them together in a mani. I really love both of these polishes which are really pretty and has a nice formula. I'm really happy how this mani came out.

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 

Marshalls, Kmart and Walgreens Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I have three little hauls to show from Marshalls, Kmart and Walgreens. So lets see what I got.

Youtube video of hauls:




I went back to Marshalls to pick up the of the nail polish from O.P.I's Hello Kitty collection which I was debatting on buying last time at was Marshalls. So this time I pick it up and it is O.P.I nail lacquer in Super Cute in Pink which to me it looks more purple than pink. It was $3.99. I also got China Glaze nail lacquer with hardeners called Gothic Lolita which is pretty purple and I had to get for $2.99.


I also found these Balance Collection black leggings that was $12.99 and then marked down to $10.00. 



I was with my mom at Kmart and I found the Wet N Wild fall displays but not much left so I decided to just pick up the color icon Matte Liquid  lipstick in Take it like a Vamp to try for $2.99. I also found the Sinful Colors Halloween collection display too and picked up three Got a bat attitude (bat shaped glitter topper in a glow in the dark base) , Dead on ( skull shaped glitter topper in a purple glowing base with black  micro-glitter), and Nice Guise (Shimmering green and gold iridescent). They were $1.99 each. I also found a Sally Hansen Miracle gel in the color Rock on (silver with black glitter) which was on clearance $.99. I never used the gel formula so we will see if I like or not.


I went to walgreens to see if they had more of the Wet N Wild fall collection since I really liked the formula of the matte liquid lipsticks so I had to get the other shade I was think of buy but did not. I found some Essie nail polish in the clearance so I got Essie loot the booty (blue sapphire pave) and Essie Viva Antigua! (iridescent crystalline turquoise) for $2.25 each. I also got Wet N Wild Color Icon Plaid To the Bone eyeshadow trio and the other color icon matte liquid lipstick called Don't be a plum plum for $2.99 each.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls and I can't wait to try all of my goodies.

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

Until next time,
Mel 




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Third Eye Look: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another eye look using the Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever palette that I have been loving since I bought it. This time I wanted to do a blue eye look or eye look using some of the blue eyeshadows in this palette. So this what I came up with.


Products I used:
Sephora perfecting eye primer 
Avon Big Color Eye Pencil Vanilla 
Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever 
Mermaids- crease
Creature-crease
Future- lid
Sea- outer v
Forever- brow bone 
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black 
Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara Black 

I wanted to do a eye looking using some of the blue eyeshadows but not all blue so I used Future on the lid. I used Mermaids and sea for the crease and outer v. But Mermaids was not as not right so I added Creature which helped blend the edges and also made it a little bit darker which I was not planing on but I liked it so I left it. I really happy how this eye look came out.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Target Hauls (Halloween Items)

Hello my MJF stars,
I have three little Target hauls to show you. I have some items that I wanted to try and other things I could not pass up as well some Halloween items to show you. So lets get into what I got from Target.

Youtube video of hauls:


I went to target to pick up a cheap base coat and top coat since I was out of town and wanted to paint my nails. So I saw that Wet N Wild had wildshine protective base coat for $.94 so I picked it up to try. I already know NYC In a minute grand Central station is one of my favorite and I used the up my last bottle and decided to pick up a new one. Now they put a different label on the bottle which says shine in a minute 60 seconds dry which is named Grand central station so I thought it was the same and it was $1.89.


In this haul I saw that Casper on bluray and digital copie was on sale last time I was target and wanted to get it because I have the dvd and love this movie but did not buy it. So I went back with my mom and my mom like get it so I did this time. It was $4.75. I also heard on instagam that all the tsum tsum were on sale for $2.99 and I wanted to check out if they had any of the ones I wanted. I was so happy to find two of the star wars wicket left so I picked the best looking one and happy to add to my collection. I'm new with collecting the tsum tsum but I heard people saying target ones are crappy and not buy them and just to buy the ones from Disney. I don't know it looks as good as the ones from Disney store to me. Let me know what you think? I would really be grateful for your advice.


On this last haul I saw that they had Halloween items in the dollar spot and I had get a few things of course. I have one of the metal pail with skull on it from last year and just picked up one. But this time I saw its similar but different colors and no bow with so I had to get two of the skulls. Also they don't have the metal handle which is better because I use them to hold my makeup. I also picked up the metal pail with the tossed pumpkins design on it. It so cute and I might have to get another one of the pumpkins one. I also picked up two of the adult socks with the Halloween icons on them because I really like this design and I know I will wear them a lot so its nice to have backup which it gets a hole in them because my last pair did from last year. They were all a $1.00 each so what the heck right?!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my target hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Re-fresh Mint and Scale Up Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another mani for Manicure Mondays. So lets see this week mani is right?!

Outside light with flash

outside light without flash

outside light not in derect lighting without flash
Products I used:
Orly Top2 Bottom base coat 
China Glaze Re-fresh Mint
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Scale up 
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat

I hard a lot about Re-fresh mint that there had different formula's in which there is a blue or green shades. I found the green formula at sally beauty on sale and thought I would give it a try. I really like the formula on this polish. But you know me I had to add some glitter so I used Scale up on top which made it more green because it had a green jelly base which I was not thinking it would make it more green but that's ok. I really love how this mani came out. I might have to try it with a different glitter or just by itself. I know I will be wearing  re-fresh mint again it so pretty.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks manicure for Manicure Mondays.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Walmart Hauls (Fall and Halloween Items)

Hello my MJF stars,
I have two Walmart hauls to show you. I have some end of summer clothing and some Fall/ Halloween items that I had to pick up.
So lets see what I got right?!

Youtube video of hauls:


In this haul I had to pick up some things I need and some end of summer sale items. I was running low on my tealight candles so I decided to pick up the Mainstays unscented Tealights 100 which was $3.97. So it would be like $.04 per tealight which cheaper than paying $1 for 16 which is $.06 per tea light. I also thing mainstay candles burn better. I also picked up some Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief Hand Cream in a 3oz because my eczema is getting bad on my hand because of the hand soap I was using. I stop using the soap and this really helped my hand recover from it. I also had a $.55 off coupon which was nice because it was $4.47.  
I was wanted to pick up some jewelry items for a rope bracelet that I wanted to make so I picked up these Cousin Mix and Mingle metal silver sea life charm bead 6 pc for $3.46. I also got these Cousin Mix and Mingle metal bead with loop 5 pc to put some my charms on and they were $2.97. I also found these pretty Cousin Clear Crystal for $.98 which I could not pass up. I also picked up three of the Cousin 6ft Chains in black, silver tone, and Gold tone for $1 each. I also need more deodorant so I picked the Secret scent clear gel pasion de tango deodorant that I really like and been using for a while. It was $3.97.


I was looking in the women's clothing and they had a lot of summer clothing on clearance so as you know I usually buy my summer clothes after summer because its cheaper and in CA we get hot days during fall and winter. So I picked up two of Danskin layered Shorts which I got last year but with out the under shorts that is built in. So I got the black with pink under shorts and the navy with the neon yellow under shorts. They were $9.00 on clearance and was $11.97 each.

I also picked up a few tank tops on clearance.


I got this Danskin Graphic Tank in Light Grey Heather that was $6.97 and they were on clearance for $5.00.


I also go this Danskin Graphic Tank in Mint Condition that was $5.00.


Also this Danskin Graphic Tank in Pink Blaze that was $5.00 too.


I this haul I wanted to pick up another Mainstay 3 wick candle in Mulled Cider that I love and used up last year. It was $3.33. I also decided to pick up some Mainstay wax melts in Apple pumpkin and in Mulled cider. They were $.93 each. I also found these cute $1 square earring which shines rainbow colors.


I was looking that the men clothing with my dad and saw the Halloween t-shirts. I was so happy to find this A Nightmare on elm street t-shirt so you know I had to get it. Its my first A nightmare on elm street shirt and so happy to add to my horror t-shirts collection. It was $7.50.


I also found a Friday the 13th t-shirt so I had to get it too. This is my third Friday the 13th shirt that own and it was $7.50 too.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Walmart Hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bath & Body Works (Halloween) and Disney Store Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm really excited to show you what I got from Bath & Body Works and Disney Store. I have been wanting Halloween items from BBW since last year I did not get that many items you know I love Halloween. I had few things I really wanted and my friend posted on ig that they got Halloween items in Aug 27 so the next day I went to store and lets get into what I got.

Youtube video:


So the main item I wanted was the 3-Wick Candle Sleeve GLITTER BATS and I was happy to find the last two in the store. I got the one in the green and one in the purple. They were both $10.50 each but I had a 20% off coupon so they were $8.40 each. I also wanted the Wallflowers Fragrance Plug SPOOKY HOUSE NIGHTLIGHT since I wanted the one last year and was not able to find one. It was $14.50 with 20% off it was $11.60. Also last year I wanted some of the Halloween candles but was only able to find one so I picked up some this time. It was 3 for $12 so I the two scents I liked which was Mini Candle VAMPIRE BLOOD (Blood Red Strawberry, Midnight Blooming Jasmine, Dark Transylvanian Plum) which I got two of them and one of the PURRFECT PUMPKIN (Purrfect Pumpkin, Black Cat's Clove, Ghostly Vanilla, Batty Brown Sugar) which is similar to boo from last year that I loved. The last thing I got was a Signature Collection Travel Size Shower Gel TAHITI ISLAND DREAM which was free because I had a coupon for a free travel item. I'm so happy that I found the items that wanted and was think of getting the regular candles in the two Halloween scents if they will have them in the larger size.


I also went to Disney Store so I thought I put this haul with the BBW because its a small haul. So I went to Disney store to see if they had any Tsum Tsum on sale for $1.99 and I was happily surprised that they a few of the Alice in Wonderland left on sale so I had to get them. So I got the Queen of hearts, Mad Hatter and Alice. I'm so glad that I found last Alice and they had a few of the Mad Hatter. Also I was so happy that I waited and didn't pay full price because I three for about the same price of one Tsum Tsum. I saw that they're have the evil villains collection this week and I'm really temped to pay full price for a few of them you know I love the villains but I need to save money for my Disney trip so we will see.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls.
Are you going to pick up any of the Bath & Body Works Halloween items or Any of the Tsum Tsum evil villains from the Disney Store?

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Second Eye Look: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever

Hello my MJF stars,
I have another eye look using the Mermaids forever eyeshadow palette. Since fall items has showing up in stores. I have been getting the mood for some fall colors because if did not know I love Halloween and fall. So I decided to a orange/ brown eye look. So this is the result.


NYC City Proof 24hr Base universal 
Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever palette 
Kingdom: crease
Starfish: center of lid and bottom lash
Forever: Brow Bone 
Ariel: right side lid and bottom lash
Seabed: outer v into crease
Future: inner lid and bottom lash
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black 
Ardell Natural 120 Demi false lashes
Kiss Strip lash adhesive Clear 
Covergirl Plumpify Blastpro Mascara very Black  

For this eye look I used the orange colors for my lid and brown for crease. I really love how this eye look came out. I also finally try out the Ardell 120 demi false lashes that everyone in the beauty world loves and I think I'm hooked too. I really love these lashes they are so pretty and not over dramatic so you can wear them everyday not just for special occasions. I wore them and they felt really nice. They did not bother me to much. 


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

Until next time,
Mel 

Ulta Haul and Review: Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

Hello my MJF stars,
Since I have been meaning to post this haul for a while I decided just to do a haul and review of the item I bought from Ulta.

Ulta Haul Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour

 I have been loving my Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever eyeshadow palette and I had a $3.50 off $15.00 coupon from Ulta I decided to go back and get the Ultra Contour palette that ShanShortcake been recommending. I have been wanting to try a contour palette. So it was $11.50 with the coupon which is a really good price to compare to most contour palettes out there. So lets get into what I thought of the palette so far.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour in box

Ultra Contour out of box
Lets talk about the packaging first its nice sleek packaging like the eyeshadow palette and it has a label on the back saying its the ultra contour palette. It also has a nice size mirror if you need to use it and it is a nice side for travel also. I wish they had a label on the side so you tell the diffecne between the others because they all look the same out of the box. I left mine in the box so I see that they are different. Also I wished the had names for each shade in the palette. This not about the palette itself but I wish Ulta had swatching samples like they do for other brands so lets get into the swatches.

Swatches of the Ultra Contour palette:
Top four swatches of the Highlight shades- top is with flash and bottom outside lighting 
The top four are the highligting shades and they are very pigments and not to powdery. They have same texture as the eyeshadows which I like. Its like creamy and soft powder. You can't really see the lightest shade because its really close to my skin tone which is nice for setting my under eye concealer which I did in my makeup look below. I really love these highlights. The second to last one is not to bright if you want little high light with a pink glow. If you want a to shine like a diamond you will love the last one which his ShanShortcake favorite and my new love. They are perfect highlights they don't settle in skin they lay nicely on top of your skin to give you a nice glow.


Bottom four swatches of the contour shades and pinky/broze highlight- top is with flash and bottom with outside light
Now lets into the last four powders in this palette which are bronzers. I only own a few bronzers and these are as nice as my Too faced bronzer that is high end and I love. Like the highlighters they lay on top of the skin nicely and blend like a dream. The are three tones of bronzers which is nice because I have light-medium skin tone and some days I want to use light bronzer on days I want light contour. The last powder on the end is a more pinky/bronze highlight that would look nice on darker skin tones but I used as a blush on the look below.

I usually don't post my whole face but want to show you how the contour palette looked like on my face.

Me wearing the contour palette
I used the first top shade as my setting powder for my under eye which worked perfectly. I used the white side as a highlight which I loved. I used the darker bronzer on the bottom of palette which is the third one from the left. I also use the bottom bronzer that has shimmer for my blush which gave me nice pink/bronze glow that I liked. I'm also wearing the Mermaids Forever palette on my eyes and is posted today also click this link to see it.

I really like this contour palette and would recommend it to anyone that wants to try contouring. I'm really liking the items I bought from Makeup Revolution and will be getting more products from them hopeful soon.

Have you tried Makeup Revolution if so which item do you think I should try.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Bedtime Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here with another manicure for Manicure Monday's. When I saw this color at big lots I had to get it and I finally had the chance to wear it.

inside lighting with flash

outside lighting no flash

outside lighting with flash

outside light with flash

outside light with out flash
Products I used:
Orly Top2 Bottom basecoat 
Pure Ice Bedtime
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat 
Nail Art Blue iridescent glitter

I really love this color its a purple shimmer which shifts in color because of the shimmer which is a more a fuchsia purple. I really love this color by itself but I had to had more glitter of course. So I had some glitter on my thumb nail and ring finger which was a pretty blue iridescent glitter.

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  

TJ Maxx, Target and Marshalls Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I have three little hauls that I wanted to show you from TJ Maxx, Target and Marshalls. I found some things I wanted for awhile and found some things I could not pass up for the price. So lets get into my hauls.

Youtube video of hauls:


This first haul is form TJ Maxx which I found some clearance items I could not pass up. The first thing I found was this palette by Measurable Difference its the Refreshing Radiant palette which was marked down to $5.50. It has three eyeshadows, a blush and highlight which I will try to review soon. The other thing I got was Cool gear 33 fl oz can with handle that was marked down to $3.50. You know I love cool gear cups so I had to get this one for the summer which I have been really liking because it holds a lot.



I only got one thing from Target because I was with my parents and we were there to get a few things for the house but when I saw the Palmer's flip balms that I have been looking for I had to get one so I got the Creamy Coconut and it was $2.99.


This last haul is from Marshalls in which I found two nail polishes I could not pass up. I been wanting O.P.I Charmmy & Sugar but was not going to pay full price for so I was happy to find it for $3.99. I also got China Glaze Atlantis because it was pretty holo in a blue/teal jelly which I thought was so pretty not to buy for $2.99.

I hope you enjoyed see my hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel