Saturday, October 13, 2012

Influenster...Gotta Love It

They've recently launched a new web interface for Influenster...A site which i have previously blogged about. I would check them out... its free free free! www.influenster.com sign up, earn badges and great free items that come in VOXBOXES! LOVE TO ALL, HAPPY FALL SAM

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Smelling Great While Paying Less

Hey everyone!  So I have been using this website for AGES that ships internationally as well as to the US, that has just about any perfume you could possibly think of.  The best part is, you get MASSIVE discounts on perfumes!  I love this website.  It's called FragranceNet.com .  Use the picture below to get an extra discount with my 'Friend Code'




Happy Shopping!!!

x
Sam

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I got the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips in Frock Star in my Spring Beauty VoxBox from Influenster.  I have to say, I think the formulation got better since I got my first box of these when they first came out.  Although I still wouldnt use them for a full Mani.  I did however use this style on one nail on each hand as an accent.  I would have been more happy if I had gotten the new Plaid pattern, or the I Love Lacy, Love Letter, or All Laced Up pattern.  I found that these are difficult to apply and that you need a TON of patience,  Also I found that they still dont last the full ten days as advertised all over the packaging for these.  the price ranges in different stores from 8.50USD - 9.99USD which I think is a lot considering I can get fantastic nail polishes for much cheaper.  These are good for a touch of flair however and will continue to use them.

TIPS

1. IF YOU HAVE SHORTER NAILS, I SUGGEST CUTTING THEM IN HALF, SO THAT YOU DONT WASTE A LOT OF PRODUCT AND THEY LAST LONGER

2.  DONT KEEP THEM OPEN FOR TOO LONG - THEY WILL DRY OUT

3. SEAL THEM WITH A TOP COAT

4.  IF YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL JOB, DO TRY TO FIND A PATTERN OR STYLE THAT CAN BE WORN IN AN OFFICE SETTING, AS MOST OF THE STYLES ARE ON THE TEENY-BOPPER SIDE.

5. STORE THE REMAINDER IN A SECURE AIR TIGHT BAGGIE AFTER THEYRE OPEN - STORE THEM IN A SMALL ZIP LOCK BAG SO THEY WON'T DRY OUT AS QUICKLY

6.  IF YOU HAVE LONGER NAILS, BEFORE APPLYING THEM AND STRETCHING THEM TO FIT YOUR FINGER, WARM THEM UP IN THE PALMS OF YOUR HANDS SO THEY MOLD EASIER AND QUICKER TO YOUR NAILS, WITHOUT THEM CRACKING OR WARPING HEAVILY,

7. WIPE YOUR NAILS WITH NAIL POLISH REMOVER TO REMOVE ANY OILS THAT NATURALLY OCCUR ON YOUR HANDS, ALLOWING THE STRIPS TO STICK BETTER!


Love and Self Manicures,
Sam

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist

Oh, BBW, you've done it again.  You've made me fall in love with you all over again!  This is the second blog review in my Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox!  (In which I also got this AMAZING scent from).  Thank you again, Influenster! 

Remember when BBW had the older cilindrical packaging for their body sprays? Then they changed it to an angular shape? Well, they've revamped the packaging again! (And improved their formula ten-fold!)  I recieved the Paris Amour Fine Fragrance Mist.  It smells stronger than the old formula and it lasts so much longer.  The price of this bottle (which is the same size as the older packaging, which was 11USD) is 14USD (I put USD just so my non-American readers know it's in US Dollars). 

I think the price is well worth it! Considering it's like a gentler version of Eau Du Toillette.  It's hard to describe what this scent smells like, other than using the words "Delectable" and "OOOOooohhhh", but I digress.  This is an amazing product from BBW and I HIGHLY recommend it. 

As some of you may know, I am friends with an Irish Beauty Youtuber, Leanne, and I did a swap with her around this time last year.  In that swap I sent her some of my other favorite scents from this company, as they don't have stores or ship out to Ireland.  I couldn't help but use that opportunity to send her some of the Sweet Pea lotions.  For Crimbo, I sent her another favorite scent, Be Enchanted and Secret Wonderland.  I think that was the second scent, but I am stoked to be able to send her more again within the next few weeks.

If you'd like to browse BBW's fantabulous products, click HERE!

Love and Yummy Yummy Smells,
Sam

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer Review

Thank you to Influenster for letting me try out this product. I received this product in the Spring Beauty VoxBox.  You can buy the Sheer Cover Duo Concealer here

First off I do need to say how DIFFICULT it is to find a great concealer in the right shade! Goodness!  But anyway let's get started:

This concealer by the brand Sheer Cover is probably the best concealer I have tried.  It covers all of my scars and blemishes perfectly.  The downside is, it's too dark and yellow for my skin.  I will be adding a straight white foundation to the product, however, to remedy that situation. 

A tip for applying this product is to use a concealer brush.  I highly recommend that as is makes less mess and makes it easier to blend. 

Just one other downside is, THE PRICE.  Okay so it's 29.95USD...that isn't the only thing.  It only
comes in a set with 5 other products, but I digress. 

BOTTOM LINE
I would recommend this product for those who have a yellow undertone.  The color label Light/Medium (which is what I received) is not true to the product that is applied.  It SHOULD be called Yellowy Medium.  I need a PORCELAIN foundation and that I even have a hard time finding.  It's back to the drawing board for me, but I shall use my Sheer Cover in the meantime with a white foundation.

CHECK BACK LATER FOR SWATCHES

LOVE AND COMPLETELY FREE STUFF,
SAM

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Am I Ugly?" Videos: A Disturbing New Trend

First off, I'd like to point out how seriously and how whole heatedly I disagree with this trend that seems to be sweeping the internet.  I just found it so heartbreaking to hear a news story about this.  Of course, self insecurities, especially in the "tween" and "teen" age groups, are no new thing.  It's quite sad though, that with the advancement of technologies and the internet, youtube in particular, people with such insecurities would use those devices as a way to put themselves in harms way.  And even if they felt good about themselves, who do they think is watching?  It's dangerous!  They are just putting themselves in harms way and are just making themselves targets for pedophiles.  It's sickening.

People need to be more careful as to what information and what photos and videos they post on the internet.  Then the worst part is when they are like, "Oh, I don't know why this happened."

Yeah, you do.  And to say otherwise is a f**king joke.

But I digress...Because if you want an honest opinion, Youtube probably isn't the greatest place in the world to get it.  Even if your the most secure person in yourself, let's take a moment here and really dig deep...how long with the abuse have to last before it just starts eating away out you.  Because let's face it, even that very first piece of torment, will take even the littlest bit from you, then more and more abuse, taking bigger and bigger pieces, until you are left in a crying heap.  I don't mean to sound condescending, but that really is how some people are.  They are so unhappy with themselves that the only way of making themselves feel better and more secure in themselves is to take away from others.  It's not right and it's not fair, I know it, I really do.  I also know what it's like, along with everyone else, boy or girl, who's got half a brain, to hunger for approval, even if it's from a perfect stranger...but these videos, this new trend, the way teenagers are now going about it, the way they now seek that approval, can have damaging consequences.  They, underaged girls I mean, are just setting themselves up as targets for, now I'm going the graphic route on this one to get my point across, they are setting themselves up as targets for perverted men/ PEDOPHILES to masturbate to and they are letting those types of people "hunger and lust" after them by putting themselves out there like that.  The problem with the internet is that is it totally free and so accessible to everyone, and what young kids need to realize is that not all things on the internet is "Kosher".

My thoughts on this subject is that youtube needs to have a longer processing time on their videos that are uploaded to the site.  They should add in a screening process and block videos with certain subject manner from being uploaded to a website, depending on the uploader's age.

Stay safe kids, and use the internet the proper and safer way. 

You're all beautiful, you just need to feel that way yourself.  It doesn't matter what anyone else says, because for every one person, their is someone who is dreaming of them somewhere and who thinks they are the most beautiful woman or man in the world...Remember that, and remember this, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”--Spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt.


With Love,
Sam
XOXO

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Budget Bronzers: A Comparison

Hey guys.  A few months ago, my friend from Ireland and fellow beauty blogger, Leanne, did a makeup swap.  In her package that she sent me she included the PRIMARK GOLD SHIMMER & GLOW BRONZER.  Boy oh, boy!  Do I love this product.  I also picked up the E.L.F. GOLDEN BRONZER at my local Target, just so if I ever wanted to, I could pick and choose which one I was in the mood to wear.

First off I have to say this: I am completely obsessed with both of these bronzers!

I am obsessed with the PRIMARK GOLD SHIMMER & GLOW BRONZER for the following reasons...

1. Lets just show you a picture of this amazing product.


Bam! It's feckin' leopard print!  Hello?  Awesome, much?

2.  It is sooo HIGHLY PIGMENTED that you really don't need all that much on your brush.  So much so that I also find it perfect for a night out on the town.  Plus, its got the "Purrfect" amount of SHIMMER.  It is beyond perfect for contouring the face.
This item has lasted me for months and months!
Keep in mind though that since I did not purchase this myself...living in the States of course, I don't actually know how much this item is.

Now for the E.L.F. GOLDEN BRONZER...This neat little product comes extremely well packaged for it's THREE USD price tag.  It's a solid black compact with a quad-like bronzer inside.  It comes complete with a decent sized mirror as well.  Now, this product is an amazing find for me.  Because I am so pale, I have to be careful with what shades of blushes and bronzers I use.  When I found this I new immediately that it would be the perfect shade for my skin tone!  Not too dark, but also not too light.  It is my preference of bronzers to wear in the daytime hours.  It's quad-like appearence comes from the fact of it looking like it has two blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter.  Which I guess you could use separately, but I choose to just swirl my brush into all of the colors at once.  Also, with this product, not a whole lot is needed on your brush.  Did I mention it has a slight amount of shimmer to it?