Review: Duri Cosmetics - Truth or Dare Collection

Today I have the latest collection, Truth or Dare, that has spawned up at Duri Cosmetics.  This collection is their Fall and Winter set for this year.  These nail polishes were received for review purposes.  Duri Cosmetics is known as a professional line that aims towards high performance for consumers at salons and specialty stores nationwide.  Their nail polish is meant to be long-lasting and chip-resistant with a smooth finish.  Their nail products are 3-Free: DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.  Each bottle holds 0.5 floz./15ml.

Chemist and Founder Faina Ritz of Duri Cosmetics, wanted to stay true to the traditional fall colors, by creating shades that were a much deeper earth tone and berry polishes which were richer and brighter.  These shades were meant to carry from autumn to winter.  The Truth or Dare Collection contains twelves gorgeous shades that I have come to love.


Review: Pure Beauty Shoppe - Honesty, Sunlight, and Endless

As most of you know, I love neons!  So I picked up three of the neon nail polishes that Pure Beauty Shoppe has to offer, during their 50% off state sale.  If I may add, was very neat!  They would announce a random state on their Instagram account, and that state would get a 50% off their purchase.  I was lucky cause I didn't notice that til a few hours before the sale ended for California.

Pure Beauty Shoppe is an Indie nail polish line that was developed by Danielle Lewis.  She created the line to give all woman an opportunity to have fabulous products that are on a budget.  She was inspired by her mom's fight for breast cancer, that left her needing to uplift women everywhere.  After her mom had passed, her passion became more intense.  Pure Beauty Shoppe sells products from nail lacquer to jewelry to even hair extensions.  Danielle is a very kind soul!  She even offered me a discount code to share with my viewers.  So thank you for that Danielle!

Pure Beauty Shoppe Nail Lacquers are 3-FREE, which means:  No Toluene, DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate), and Formaldehyde.

As soon as I got back home, I checked out the shop to see what polishes I wanted.  I remember seeing swatches of Destined and wanted it but it was sold out.  I then saw the neon polishes!  I love neon shades.  Even if it's fall you could catch me wearing some neon shades time to time.  I picked up Honesty, Sunlight, and Endless.  I wanted to grab a few polishes at first to try out her product.

How amazing do those shades look within their bottles?!  Once I received the package I was in total awe with how bright they were.  I was instantly pleased as the sunlight shined down on them.  Some of you may have seen the swatches I instantly posted up on my Instagram.

The pictures of the nail polish swatches were taken outside on my patio in direct sunlight.

Honesty is a bright neon pink!  This was in two coats.  I love how bright this pink is!

Endless is a super bright neon green.  This took about three to gain opacity.  I have several other neon green polishes, but they weren't even close to this shade.  I think this is the perfect neon green polish I have been looking for.

I left the best for last.  Am I the only one who usually finds it difficult to apply neon yellow polishes?  I think I have about 5 neon yellow polishes, and with all of them it takes at least four coats just to gain opacity.  They were either too streaky or way too sheer.

Sunlight is such a vibrant neon yellow.  This was only two coats!  I was super amazed by it that it instantly hit the top of my must have for neon polishes.

Not were these just perfectly bright but the formula was just wonderful.  It glided on smoothly and it didn't take very long for it to dry.  The swatches do not have a top coat on it at all.

Here is a nail look I currently have on right now using these neon polishes:

I first placed Duri Cosmetic's Lady in White over my base coat.  That way I would have an easier time when applying the nail polishes with a sponge.  For my ring finger I just did a simple color blocking sort of gradient with Honesty, Sunlight, and Endless.  I did a simple jaguar print over it using a black acrylic paint.  For the rest of the fingers I did the watercolor sponge marble.  I placed a top coat over it, so that way to protect it before I do my acid wash.  I placed a coat of Duri Cosmetic's Murky Answer over the sponged neon polishes.  I allowed it to dry for about 10 minutes before I took a cotton swab dabbed it in nail polish remover and swiped it over my nails a few times.

If you are interested in purchasing some of Danielle's Pure Beauty Shoppe Nail Lacquers feel free to use my 10% off code:

Here are other ways you could keep in touch with Pure Beauty Shoppe:

What do you think of these nail polishes?  Do you love neon polishes as well?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Review: Blinc - Eyeliner Pencil in Black

Today I have one of Blinc's Eyeliner Pencils to share with you, in the shade Black.  This product was received for review purposes.  Blinc was founded back in 1999 and had a mission of solving beauty problems and perfecting beauty products.  I only discovered the company earlier this year when I was given a Blinc Mascara, which has become one of my favorite mascaras!  You could spot my review for that HERE.

What I love with Blinc is that it comes in a metal tube packaging, just like the mascara had.  I think its super cute, and a wonderful way to hold products even after you have used your Blinc Product up.  I love that it comes with a piece of paper for instructions rolled up inside.  haha my son pretends its a scroll.  I actually gave him this packaging since he wanted it.  What he placed inside it...I have no idea!

The eyeliner pencil has a stylish black and silver covering.  I like how the name stands out upon it.  There is no smudge sponge on it.  It is basically just one sided: cream stick.  Which is fine with me due to the fact I use a smudge brush/sponge stick separately.

The Blinc's eyeliner pencil's formula contains antioxidants and vitamins which help firm and condition our skin as we wear it.
The following powerful ingredients make this a truly unique product: PHYTOSTERYL CANOLA GLYCERIDES: bioactive ingredient based on pure vegetable lipids that maximizes firmness and elasticity for younger looking skin; TOCOPHEROL: vitamin that acts as a natural antioxidant to promote anti-aging and cellular renewal; TOCOPHERYL ACETATE: high potency vitamin that acts as a skin conditioning agent for photo anti-aging. - Blinc

The eyeliner is very creamy that glided on smoothly for me.  If you plan on smudging or blending it out for a softer look, I suggest doing so as quickly as you are finished applying it.  I found it to be a nice shade of black eyeliner, which are my fave to wear.

I attempted to remove it with a facial wipe, and actually had to scrub the swatch off of my hand.  Even with that there was still a trace of the swatch mark.  I had to actually grab my eye makeup remover to get it off my skin.  Super happy with that!

Here is an eyelook I did wearing the Blinc eyeliner pencil.  On my lid I have J.Cat Beauty's Shimmery Eyeshadow Loose Powder in SP122 Selective Yellow.  It actually is more of a gold shade to me.  In the crease I have my friend Edie's (StarCrushed Mineral) Orbit and Meteorite on the inner corner.  The eyeliner is of course Blinc's eyeliner pencil in black.  The mascara is Blinc's tubing mascara in black.

I wore this for 5 hours out in the Cali heat, and I didn't have to do any touch up at all with the eyeliner.  Which is always a win.  I started to do a fake cry to see if tears would cause it to come off, and nothing happened.  I never rubbed my eyes, I didn't want to ruin my eyelook!!

The Blinc eyeliner pencil cost $20 and if you order from Blinc it's free shipping in the US only!  I haven't spotted this in Sephora yet.  So hopefully soon!  You could pick up their mascara from there though.

Have you tried out Blinc products yet?  What do you think of eyeliner pencils?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.


Review: Perlier - Volcanic Thermo Renewing Scrub

Today I have another skin care product from Perlier to share with you.  It is their Volcanic Thermo Renewing Scrub which could be found on HSN!  This product was received from iFabbo for review purposes.

Perlier created Volcanic Thermo Scrub by extracting micronutrients within volcanic rocks that are essential and vital for our skin cells.  It contains different sized particles of natural minerals, which are meant to deliver a rejuvenating and smoothing action.  The larger mineral particles work with the Thermal water that stimulates a regeneration deep within our skin.  Meanwhile the smaller particles smooth our skin, removes dead cells and the rough areas.

The scrub comes in a 6.7 fl. oz/200 mL jar, with a twist cap.  It has a large opening, and does not have a scoop to pick up product with.  So if you are planning to use this in the shower or bath, please be very careful with it.

I love this electric blue shade it comes in!  Am I the only one who screamed, "OMG I want that as a nail polish shade"?  Well I do!  The scrub is pretty rough and I actually needed a bit more when applying it to my skin.  After doing so it left my skin soft.  The scent is more aqua like, and not so heavy.

The jar is $25 and you could find it on HSN:

If you use the code iFabbo5 you get a $5 off your purchase for Perlier.  

Have you tried out this product yet?  What do you think about it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Review: BA Star - Chocolate Stardust Mineral Eyeshadow


Today I have another product from BA Star to share with you.  It is their latest edition Stardust Mineral Eyeshadow in Chocolate.  This product was received for review purposes from BA Star and BrandBacker.  BA Star is a company that focuses on cheerleaders, competitors, dancers, and such.  BA Star supplies a wide range of items from glitter stickers to eyeshadow to blush to headbands to duffles.  So perfect for those who are into cheerleading, dancing, and such. 

Chocolate Stardust is a lovely chocolate caramel, golden brown, shade that is packed with metallic shimmer.  On the left side, I used it over NYX Eyeshadow Base White.  While on the right, I used it over BA Star's Glitter Base.  The glue liquid base comes in a lipgloss like tube and the applicator has a doe sponged.  The glue reminds me of Elmers glue.  It holds up against sweat and holds on to the glitter and eyeshadow well.  

The difference of it being applied over their Glitter Base is that instead of swiping on the eyeshadow you are basically patting it down gently.  You receive less fallout and it holds up very well.  This eyeshadow glitter base works well with other loose pigments as well.  Of course it should hold up, cause who would hate to be performing and having their makeup coming off from sweat?

I decided to do a very neutral look with the eyeshadow.  I applied it all over my lid and took a dark brown eyeshadow for the crease.  To blend it out more, I just used my facial powder.  A liquid eyeliner and kohl smoky liner were used.  My mascara of choice was Benefit's.  

The Stardust Collection comes in eight other shades.  They all cost $8.75 a piece but right now with the code BBDUST you could get 50% off for it.

So make sure to check out BA Star when you grab a chance!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Announcement: Joby Nail Art is Thinking Pink

Hi darlings!

Just wanted to let you know about this wonderful fundraiser that Joby Nail Art is holding.  From September 21st  to October 6th, all proceeds that are made off of their Pink Ribbon Nail Art Stickers will be going to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.

So let's try to get the word out there please and pass this on to family and friends. <3

Thanks beauties and I hope you have a wonderful day!

<3, Emmie


Review: Tribal Colour - Candy Matte Shade 05

Today I get to share with you one of the Tribal Colour's Candy Matte Nail Polishes, Shade 05, which you could find on BornPrettyStore.  This product was received for review purposes.  In the Tribal Colour's Candy Matte Collection there are 19 other shades, and I am eyeing a few of them right now!  Which I will end up grabbing later on haha.

Each bottle comes in a 12ml oz., and has an adorable shape to it.  The Shade 05 is a red-orange sort of shade but in some lighting it looks actually red.  You could gain opacity in two to three coats.  It glided on very smoothly and dried at a decent rate.  It would depend how thick you do your coatings.

It lasted for about four days before I ended up removing it for another polish.  It has a matte with a slight gloss to it.  Not a strong glossy look, still matte none-the-less.

The Tribal Colour Candy Matte Collection is originally $4.36 a piece but is currently on sale for $2.99!

Check out the other shades and products that BornPrettyStore has to offer!

What do you think of this nail polish?  Do you have a favorite matte top coat or nail polish shade?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Review: BornPrettyStore has Stationary? WHAAAAA??

Today I have some exciting things to show you that I received from BornPrettyStore.  Some of these were bought and some of them were received for review purposes.  Did you know BornPrettyStore carries some cute and interesting stationary?  Well they do and they are surprisingly very budget friendly!  I always love a good stationary!  Post-its, gel pens, ink pens, and ball point pens if they write nice are my faves!  So when I saw some of the new stationary that hit the market on BPS I knew I had to review and pick some up.

*Review Items:  Fresh Garden Canvas Roll, Funny Panda Sticky Pad Notebook, & 6pcs Mini Highlighter Set.
**Bought:  Wings Ballpoint Pen,  Shyness Mushroom Gel Pen, Elegant Crown Ballpoint Pen, Syringe Ballpoint Pen, Pastel Dazzle Gel Pen, & Sunny Dolls Post-it.

You will be amazed by the prices of these and not to mention some of them are currently on sale!!  Not to mention you could still use my 10% Off code for your purchase.  LARJ61!!

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