Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cover Girl Pina Colada

Nail of the Day ~ Pina Colada, Cover Girl Limited Edition Glosstinis



Have you seen these mini polishes in stores? Aren't they cute? They are part of a Limited Edition Tropics collection from Cover Girl called Glosstinis. A perfect way to try out the brand and cute summer colors. They come in 9 shades and this one really stood out to me. I only have one other yellow polish in my collection. It's more pastel than this. Pina Colada is a true yellow cream and almost borders on neon in certain light. I used 3 coats with this but could have gotten away with 2 if not for taking pics for this post. Speaking of, I recently bought an iMac and I'm trying to figure out the best photo editing software. The one that comes standard isn't great {as you can see from these photos}. 

Did I forget to mention how much I love this polish?! I can't stop looking at my nails! It's opaque and bright enough for my skin tone to stand out. If your are medium skin tone or darker, this would look amazing on you as well. Do you own any of the new Glosstinis? 

natural light

with flash

in sunlight


Friday, June 21, 2013

Essie in the cab-ana

Nail of the Day ~ in the cab-ana by Essie, Resort Collection 2013


This is one of two polishes I picked up from this collection. You can see my post on First Timer here. Truthfully, this one has been sitting on my vanity since I bought them both. Just staring at me. I liked it in the store. I like it when I see it on others. Once I got it home, I started to re-think it. I have a hard time with blue polishes. Something about this one wasn't setting right with me. Once I got it on my nails I figured out why. It's a little "young" for me and my style I think. I look at it one minute and love it. The next time I think I look like a 10 year old, lol.

It's a beautiful teal blue cream color. However, I don't think it photographs real well. The above picture is the truest color. Another thing, it's one of those polishes that appears deeper {to me} on the nails than in the bottle. Personally, I could live without this one.

natural light

with flash
in sunlight


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June Ipsy Bag Review

Let me start off by saying I have never been a fan of the monthly subscription boxes and bags going around. Honestly, I thought it was silly that people actually paid money for basically what amounted to sample sized products with a full size thrown in now and then. {most of them complaining about the bags each month as well} Not for me. Until now.

This is my FIRST Ipsy bag or any kind of bag or box for that matter. What prompted me to finally try Ipsy vs the other subscriptions were all the great reviews I had read about and watched videos on. Every month people were showing full-sized products and good brands at that! I think last month's bag sucked me in with just the bag design alone, lol. Sadly I missed out on that one though. So here's what I got in my bag along with my thoughts, some swatches and the total cost of what my bag would have cost if purchased separately.


All bags are slightly different depending on your own beauty profile you fill out on the site. Some items are the same brand but colors will vary. I think I lucked out with mine!

Here's what my bag had in it:
1. NYX Rouge Cream Blush - Boho Chic - $6.00
2. J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palette - SCP107 - $4.49 {color not listed on site}
3. Starlooks Lip Pencil - Tickle Me Pink - $12.00
4. Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter - $18.00 {lid/cap looks different on the site}
5. Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner - Iron - $21.00
Total = $61.49










I only swatched a few items, the ones I really like. Lets be real, the sparkle eyeshadow palette looks like it's for a 10 year old. I didn't bother opening it and will probably toss it into a bag to donate. The eyeliner is really great and I'm sure I'll get a ton of use out of it. I love a gray liner! As you can see from the other swatches, it hung around even after wiping it off with a tissue. Yep, that one doesn't come off until you take a good makeup remover to it. The lipliner is a beautiful pink color. Again, I plan to get a lot of wear out of it. Not sure what I think of the highlighter. To me it looks more like a concealer pencil. I'm going to try it out several ways though. I'm most excited about the NYX cream blush! What a beautiful color! I might even try to wear it as a lipcolor. That totally made the box for me.

So for the $10.00 I paid for the monthly subscription fee, I think my bag is totally worth it! I'm looking forward to future bags. If you've been on the fence about trying a monthly subscription bag like I was, I don't think you'll be disappointed with Ipsy {formerly My Glam Bag}. Do any of you already get Ipsy bags? What are your thoughts about this month's bag?


FTC Disclaimer: I paid for this subscription service with my own money. I am not being paid for this review. All opinions are my own. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Sale 3

Rules:
1. Paypal only please
2. S/H flat rate $5.95 US + $1 for each additional item
3. International S/H will be quoted after address is received
4. All Sales are final. Not responsible for damaged items.
5. Items are first come, first serve.
6. You will have 24hrs to pay or the item(s) will go to the next person.

Purchase Procedure:
Email me at misscrystalmakeup@yahoo.com with your order and Paypal email.
I will send you an invoice via Paypal.
Your item(s) will be held for 24hrs. Once payment goes through, I will send out the package.
*All items have been sanitized if possible.

Laura Geller Eye Rimz Baked Shadow 
(left) Vanilla Toffee/Black Cherry Duo LE | (right) Bewitching Bronze LE
used 1-2x
Sold Separately $12.00 each 

Laura Geller
Berry Banana lipstick
used 3-4x
$8.00

MAC blush - Peaches SOLD
used 3-4x
$12.00

MAC Fluidline  SOLD
(left) Dark Diversion LE | (right) Blitz & Glitz
used
Sold Separately $10 & $8
 
MAC shadow refill - Jest SOLD
used 1-2x
$8.00

Make Up For Ever Travel Sized Aqua Eyes SOLD
21L, 23L, 12L
never used/only swatched 1x
 Set $10.00

Missha Signature lipstick SBE201 SOLD
used 3-4x
$8.00

Obagi Nu-Derm Blender 2.0 oz  SOLD
used 3-4x
$30.00

Obagi Nu-Derm Travel Size Full Kit w/pouch & brochure
used 2 weeks - 3/4 + full
$99.00

Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing blush - Rose
used 1-2x
$5.00
 
Rachel K CC Cream Original Fair SOLD
used 1-2x
$30.00

Salvatore Ferragamo Incognito Bliss LE Perfume 1.7oz
used
$20.00

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner w/sharpener - Smoke
used 1-2x
$8.00

Susan Posnick lipstick - Dallas SOLD
used 3-4x
$8.00

Too Faced Boudoir Palette SOLD
used 3-4x
$25.00

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil - Flipside LE SOLD
never used/swatched 1x
$8.00

Urban Decay All Nighter XL Setting Spray 6.0oz SOLD
3/4 + full
$15.00
 
Jason Wu for Target Dress w/belt SOLD
size 8 worn 1x
$30.00
 

Urban Decay lipstick - Naked SOLD
used 3-4x
$8.00


 
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