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!!

WARNING:  Pictures Overload AHHHH!


Review: Missha Cosmetics - Time Revolution White Cure Real Expert Serum

Today I get to share with you Missha Cosmetic's Time Revolution White Cure Real Expert Serum, which I received for review purposes.  MISSHA Cosmetics is a Korean brand that appeared in the US market back in 2009.  They carry a wide range of beauty products: lipsticks, nail polish, BB cream, blush, etc.

The Time Revolution White Cure Real Expert Serum is a highly concentrated brightening serum which improves dark spots and pigmentation in the skin by controlling the creation, transition and the expansion of melanin formation.  

It has active ingredients which absorb quickly to improve the dull complexion and protect your skin.  It contains Neo White LP, White-Cure, and a Noble Prize winning Fullereness for blemish care.  Fermented Rice Water that provides whitening benefits for pure, luminous skin.  20% White Flower Extracts of 7 different kinds of flowers: Rose, Freesia, Edelweiss, Jasmine, Lily, Iris, and Lotus; which moisturizes and relieves your stressed out skin.

It has a press down pump.  Not a lot of product is needed to apply upon your face.  One pump is enough or half a pump.  

The above was a one pump press.  It's more of a gel like substance than a lotion to me.

They suggest that you should apply this serum after toner and eye cream, and before lotion.  It has a mild floral scent, which reminds me of some lotions from Nivea, Jergens, and such that I have used.  It applied and absorbed very quickly into my skin.  It didn't leave a sticky greasy sort of residue on my face and left it feeling moisturized.  My love and I started using it for a week now.  We have noticed some slight changes like scars that have lighten up a bit.  Can't wait to see the more drastic changes over time.

The Time Revolution White Cure Real Expert Serum cost $34.99, but is currently on sale for $24.49; the bottle size is 40ml.  There is also a set that is available for purchase:
Time Revolution White Cure NW Special Set II:

  • Super Essential Toner 150ml
  • Super Radiance Lotion 130ml
  • Blanc Control Cream 50ml
  • Super Essential Toner 30ml
  • Super Radiance Lotion 30ml
  • Real Expert Serum 7ml*
  • Blanc Control Cream 10ml
The set includes the above products listed and goes for $100.  May seem pricey but you get several items, and it wouldn't bother you if you are into your skin care products.

Right now Missha US is having an End of the Summer Sale that list some products 30% off.  So make sure to check it out if you have ever been interested in trying out some Missha Cosmetic products!

Have you tried this Real Expert Serum before?  What is your fave Missha product?

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


Review: Super Black Lacquers - Dusted

I am super excited to share with you another one of Super Black Lacquer's latest nail polishes, Dusted.  This nail polish was received for review purposes.  Each Super Black Lacquer bottles are 18ml/.61 fl oz, and cost $12 a piece.  They are the Big 4-FREE, which means no Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, or Formaldehyde resin.  Not to mention ND is a super sweetie!

The Super Black Lacquers bottle shapes are one of my faves, most of you have seen me talking about this before.  It just makes it so much easier to store and fit them inside a drawer.  Just has a lot more space. 

You could get Dusted by itself for $12 or inside the Summer Box Set 2013 for $55.  The box set has 4 other nail polishes: Blitz, Cannibal, Plip, and Weird Girl.

Dusted has to be one of my favorites from the Summer Box Set!  It is a blueish-purple base color that shines out a sea-green shimmer.  It has a semi-matte finish to it, and if you wanted all the extra shimmer to shine through toss on a top coat.  It is a tad sheer: opacity within three coats.  It applied very smoothly for me and had a decent dry time.  In the picture I used a top coat to show the shimmer more but this looks gorgeous without a top coat as well in its semi-matte finish!

Here are some ways to stay in touch with SBL:

What do you think of Dusted?  Have you picked up an SBL polish yet?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a wonderful stress-free day!!


Review: Duri Cosmetics - Insidious: Chapter 2 Collection

Today I am so thrilled to share with you Duri Cosmetic's latest collection that is in collaboration with the release of Insidious: Chapter 2, which is a sequel to the cult horror film Insidious that came out back in 2010.  Insidious: Chapter 2 will be premiering on Friday the 13th of September.  But you can already find this collection on Duri Cosmetic's website!

**The Duri Cosmetics' Insidious: Chapter 2 Collection was 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.

The Insidious: Chapter 2 Collection includes six shades which are named and designed after a significant color within the film.  When I received this collection I was excited that they had teamed up with a film.