If you try Airbrush Legs, use the hashtag #AirbrushPerfectLegs!

Influenster Review: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion

Hi there! This week, I’ve got a review of Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs lotion. This is a gratis item I received specifically to review from Influenster (my referral link if you would like to join and receive free stuff to review!) and I am receiving no compensation for this and all opinions are my own.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Ok! Now that we have the disclaimer stuff out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff. This is not a self-tanner! Airbrush Legs is actually a tinted lotion “leg makeup” that claims to cover freckles, veins and imperfections and it won’t rub off on clothes. It is also lightweight, long-wearing and water-resistant.

Wearing Airbrush Legs on the left, no product on the right.

Wearing Airbrush Legs on the left, no product on the right.

I actually really like this so far! I’ve used self-tanners in the past but not in several years because they just take too much pre-planning to use. You have to do it the night or day before, it could go on streaky and then you’ve got to wait for it to fade and so on. Airbrush Legs on the other hand, it just a tinted lotion. It looks way too orange when I first squeezed it out, but after rubbing it in it looks great. I was sent the Light shade and I think it is just perfect for me. My legs tend to be the whitest part of me and they won’t tan at all. Airbrush Legs gives them just enough color to look natural. Another aspect I like about this product is that it is mostly unscented, so no weird self-tanner smell.

If you try Airbrush Legs, use the hashtag #AirbrushPerfectLegs!

If you try Airbrush Legs, use the hashtag #AirbrushPerfectLegs!

Some application tips if you do plan on trying this:

  • Exfoliate and moisturize!!! So important, this will prep you legs and will prevent the product from gathering on dry patches and make a smooth application. I use a sugar scrub on my legs in the shower (before I shave) and follow up with Neutrogena’s Body Oil.
  • Since the lotion is tinted, it’s easy to see where you’ve applied and prevent streaks. Keep it light on your knees and around the ankles so they don’t end up too dark.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after. This sets pretty quickly and doesn’t budge afterward until you remove with soap and water.

Swatch on left and blended on right.

Swatch on left and blended on right.

Airbrush Legs comes in a aerosol spray as well, which I would like to try next as it like it would be pretty cool. So far, as I’ve been wearing this it hasn’t rubbed off on anything but I have yet to check the water-resistantness. It seems like it would hold up as long as you don’t scrub your legs.

One more shot!

One more shot!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs are available in five shades to fit your skintone and should be available to purchase at Walmart, Target, CVS, K-Mart, Walgreens and Ulta.

Thanks for reading!

Stroooobe

Strobing! Or Extreme Highlighting or The Opposite of Contouring

Heyo! I’ve got lots of backup posts to write, but this look was a spur-of-the-moment thing and I liked it so much that I took some pictures and I’m getting it written up today!

Stroooobe

Stroooobe

If you keep up with all the beauty trends/blogs/gurus, then you already know that contouring has been huge for the past year. As trends go, now that literally every company has released a contouring product or palette the opposite thing is in: strobing or in other words, extreme highlighting. Highlighting is my favorite part of the contouring process (which I rarely do as it is) so naturally strobing is for me.

For this look, I took inspiration from the strobing tutorial by Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog in that I used and layered several different products. I was actually just going off of memory because I read it a couple weeks ago and like I said above, I hadn’t been planning on doing a “blog look” today as it was.

Shine on!

Shine on!

I started off using MAC Strobe Cream on my cheekbones and other high points of my face and then I applied L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation (W3 Nude Beige) and Maybelline Fit Me concealer (in Sand – using my fingers to apply both) and set all of that with NYX Set It, Don’t Fret It Mineral Setting Powder. Oh! Before I set that, I used L’Oreal Magic Lumi Pen dabbed and blended over my concealer and around my brows. After setting with powder, I then applied Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Reserve Your Cabana bronzer (it’s really more of a highlighter/finishing powder on me) on the center of my forehead, under my eyes, bridge of nose and chin.

On my cheeks, I used a matte hot pink blush from an Ulta contouring palette and also applied Benefit Watt’s Up? cream highlight on my cheekbones. On top of that, using a larger blending brush I applied Jaclyn Hill x Becca’s Champagne Pop! Shimmering Skin Perfector onto my cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, chin and center of forehead.

On my eyes, I primed them with LORAC Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer and applied W.O.S. from Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette. Using my finger, I patted on a very light layer of ColourPop’s Shark Attack. I lined them with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Twice Baked (LE, no longer available) and used L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black. On my brow bone I layered Virgin from Naked Basics and Champagne Pop! and also added Virgin to my inner corners. Eyebrows are just filled in with a dark brown from a NYX palette and shaped with Maybelline’s Brow Drama gel in clear. Lips are MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus with Champagne Pop! patted on top (just used my finger).

#highlightonfleek

#highlightonfleek

It sounds super involved, but it didn’t take that long and it feels nice because it’s not heavy at all.

This is a great trend to hop on, especially as we head into the dog days of summer (it’s so hot!). Remember my last couple of posts complaining about too much rain? Now it’s super hot, although it’s only been in the high 90’s instead of 100’s, which in South Texas is not so bad considering it’s early August.

Thanks for reading!

Love that blue.

Simple Summer Makeup

IT WON’T STOP RAINING. MAKE IT STOP.

At least while I’m writing this, it’s raining yet again. It’s like monsoon season in south Texas. I mean, it’s better than the alternative which is burning hot. But it just makes it difficult to, you know, actually do things outside.

Anyway, in my apartment I can pretend it’s summer by spraying myself with all sorts of coconut things and wearing bronzer and blue eyeliner.

 

Teal and coral! It's a natural for summer.

Turquoise and coral! It’s a natural for summer.

Bath & Body Works was having their semi-annual (I think?) 75% off sale and I picked a few things up. Some coconut/beach scented aloe gel lotion (it’s a hybrid type thing, really moisturizing), a couple of shower gels, a beachy/coconut scented candle (Copacabana Beach) and Plumeria body splash. Recently, B&BW re-released a bunch of their classic scents from the 90’s and early 2000’s, such as Pearberry, Juniper Breeze, Country Apple and Cucumber Melon. I ended up with Plumeria because it was the only one I could see myself wearing as a 30-something. Also, it layers well with coconut. I know I’m probably over-scented right now but whatever. This is why I live alone!

Love that blue.

Love that blue.

Face

  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi in N3, sheered out with MAC Fix+
  • Hard Candy Glamoflage concealer in Medium, sheered out with MAC Fix+
  • NYX Mineral Set It, Don’t Fret It loose setting powder in Light/Medium
  • ColourPop blush in Jellyfish
  • MAC loose shimmering powder in Golden Bronze (discontinued)
  • Ulta Minerals bronzer

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion Primer in Sin
  • Urban Decay Virgin in inner corner and brow bone (from UD Naked Basics)
  • MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep
  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips

  • ColourPop Lippie Stix and Lip Liner in Rocket

Anyway, I love this look in that it’s striking but very simple and feels very light on my face. True Match Lumi is a light foundation on it’s own but I wanted something more in between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer, which is why I sheered it out with MAC Fix+. To do that, I just pumped a small bit of foundation or concealer on the back of my hand, spritz some Fix+ and mixed it with my finger. I then applied it to my face and buffed it out with Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I use this brush to do both my foundation and concealer. For powder, I lightly buffed it on, just enough to reduce shine and to set it.

I was thisclose to using a bunch of eyeshadow, but decided to just keep the Potion Primer as the base. I think it looks cleaner and keeps the focus on the blue without looking so made up.

I hope ya’ll are having a great summer!

All of it in one look

Summer Makeup FOTD

Summer makeup and summer collections are my absolute favorite out of all the seasons. My ideal summer look is gold and bronzey with pinky-golden cheeks and pops of teal and pink on eyes and lips.

All of it in one look

All of it in one look

In the summer, I just want to GLOW and also look kinda tan since I can’t tan at all. In addition, I want to smell like coconuts and the beach. I just bought a beach/coconut scented candle at Bath & Body Works today and it is giving me life! Especially since it’s been crazy rainy here in San Antonio. Like a couple of weeks ago, I took the wrong route home from work and I got caught in a terrible rain and a flash flood! I got stuck in my car for over three hours, but I was safe in a parking lot. I had pulled off to wait out the rain, but my alternator was already wet and then I had to wait over two hours for roadside assistance to give my car a jump. ANYWAY, this is all to say that at least with makeup and smell-good-things, I can at least pretend it feels like summer regardless of what the weather is doing.

Eyeshadow shot!

Eyeshadow shot!

Face

  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi in N3 Natural Buff mixed with MAC Strobe Cream (for added luminosity)
  • Hard Candy Glamoflage concealer in Medium mixed with MAC Fix+ (to thin it out so it’s less heavy)
  • NYX Mineral Set It, Don’t Fret It finishing powder in Light/Medium
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • ColourPop highlighter in Highly Waisted
  • Ulta Mineral Bronzer

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Honey on lid & Peace on lower lash line (Deluxe palette, discontinued), Naked in Crease, Smog in outer corner and Virgin in inner corner & brow bone (Naked palette)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye liner in Deep End on upper lash line
  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal mascara in Black
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips

  • Too Faced Melted Metals liquid lipstick in Melted Macaron (everything I’ve been looking for in a summer lip! Pinky golden goodness)

Hair

  • OGX Shampoo in Weightless Hydration Coconut Water and OGX Conditioner in Quenching Coconut Curls (these smell SO GOOD.)
  • John Freida Frizz Ease Serum
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and Beach Babe Texturizing Cream
  • I just let my hair air-dry after I apply product

Hopefully summer dries out a bit so that we can actually enjoy it! All of this rain is making me sad… Thanks for checking me out! I promise to be a better blogger!

Aqua and hot pink! My new favorite color combo

Recent FOTD’s Because I’ve Been a Neglectful Blogger

Oh my, it’s been a while since I’ve posted for ya’ll. It’s been a busy last few months and I got a new laptop on top of that, because my pink Dell finally came down with the “blue screen of death.” Anyway, I’ve been taking pictures but I just haven’t been posting them here. So here’s a few…

Wedding guest makeup

Wedding guest makeup – iPhone quality, sorry!

At the end of April, I went to Houston with my mom and sister to attend the wedding of a dear friend of ours (Hi Jenna!). This was awhile ago,, but I’ll do my best to remember the product list.

Eye makeup look

Eye makeup look

Face

  • MAC Matchmaster foundation in 2.0
  • Hard Candy Glamoflague in Medium, set with Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus
  • Nars blush, highlighter and bronzer from Guy Bourdin LE palette

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • LORAC Pro Palette 2 (Buff, Nectar, Plum, Rose and Beige)
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (used Real Techniques Silicon Liner brush to apply)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner in Zero on lower lash
  • CK One Color mascara in True Black
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips

  • MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus
Aqua and hot pink! My new favorite color combo

Mint and hot pink! My new favorite color combo

Here’s another one! Sorry for the lighting, it was after the sun went down so I was stuck with the yellowish light in my bathroom. I tried to color correct as best as I could. The product list is basically the same as above, with a few minor changes:

Eyes

  • LORAC Mint Edition Palette (LE), used NYX Shadow Pencil in Milk under the mint green to make it pop.
  • ColourPop Chipper on lower lash line

Face

  • Same as above, just used a damp Beauty Blender on my foundation and concealer instead of a brush.

Lips

  • Liner and lipstick in MAC Candy Yum Yum
Front shot!

Front shot!

Ok, one more to go!

last one!

last one! iPhone shot again :(

Face

  • Honestly, I don’t remember what foundation I used. Might have been L’Oreal True Match Lumi?
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • ColourPop highlighter in Highly Waisted (this with Orgasm is my new favorite combination for summer, because pinky golds are my favorite ever!)

Eyes

  • UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Maybe Naked from the first Naked palette or something from Naked Basics in the crease?
  • ColourPop Shark Attack and Nillionaire on lid
  • UD 24/7 liner in Twice Baked

Lips

  • Cover Girl Lip Lava in Lychee Lava
Trying to find my light for my #highlightonfleek while not getting the mess in the background

Trying to find my light for my #highlightonfleek while not getting the mess in the background

Thanks for hanging around! I’ve got another post coming up! I’m writing it right after this so it’ll be in the queue because I need to be a better blogger!

 

MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick, lip glass and lip liner.

MAC Candy Yum Yum for All Your Neon Pink Dreams

Oh man. I didn’t realize how badly neon pink has been missing from my collection till now.

MAC’s Candy Yum Yum lipstick is an in-your-face matte neon pink. It is crazy bright and one of MAC’s most popular shades. It is so popular that even Kelly Osbourne had her own take on it in her collab with MAC called Kelly Yum Yum.

In the new Pencilled In collection, MAC has taken some of their best-selling lipsticks and FINALLY created matching lip liners and glosses.

MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick, lip glass and lip liner.

MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick, lip glass and lip liner.

I have a number of pink lipsticks in my collection, but not a blue-based hot pink like this. This lipstick is a matte finish which I really think makes it look brighter. The lipglass is of moderate opacity and I think it would look great over just the lip liner for a high shine look.

From L to R: Lipstick, lipglass and lip liner.

From L to R: Lipstick, lipglass and lip liner.

For an overall look, I decided to go with sheer foundation and concealer and a simple, matte eye with a bit of a wing so the lipstick would really stand out.

Clean and simple. Except for the lips.

Clean and simple. Except for the lips. Wearing only the liner and lipstick here.

 

View of the eye makeup

View of the eye makeup

Candy Yum Yum liner and lipstick

Candy Yum Yum liner and lipstick

OH MAN I LOVE THIS COLOR SO MUCH.

This time with GLOSS!

This time with GLOSS!

Candy Yum Yum lip liner, lipstick and lipglass.

Candy Yum Yum lip liner, lipstick and lipglass.

I like MAC’s lipglass formula because it’s not super sticky and it stays in place even over lipstick.

Product List

  • Ulta Matte Prime primer
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation in N3
  • Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer in Medium
    • I used a damp blender sponge to apply the foundation and concealer so that I could get a sheer, luminous glow
  • NYX Stay Matte, Not Flat mineral finishing powder
  • Highlighter and matte pale pink blush from NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Cheek Palette (LE)
  • Highlighter and contour from Ulta Sculpting Palette in Rosette
  • LORAC Behind The Scenes eye primer
  • Tarte be MATTEnificent eyeshadow palette
  • Benefit They’re Real Push-Up liner
  • Ulta Voluptuous Volume Mascara in Jet Black
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear (to set brows)

MAC’s Pencilled In collection is available now online and in MAC stores and counters. This is not a sponsored post! I bought all of this with my own money because I <3 it so much. And Candy Yum Yum takes pretty pictures.

Leopard and glitter, would you expect anything less?

Jamberry Nail Wraps Review + GIVEAWAY!

As much as I love doing my nails and figuring out what colors to wear (and buying new ones…), it’s such a process when it comes to painting them. I always use a base and top coat, because I almost always keep the color on for about a week. But I have to paint my nails so that they have time to dry completely because too many times have I waited too long only to wake up the next morning with bumpy, smudged nails that have the texture of my sheets.

That’s one of the main reason why I love nail decals and strips. In the past, I have used almost exclusively Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips, which I LOVE. Over the past year, I have heard many great things about Jamberry Nail Wraps and the designs were pretty damn cute. Also, people who had them were really impressed by their staying power. My friend Calee, who is a Jamberry consultant, was kind enough to send me* two nail wraps of my choice to review! So away we gooooo…

Leopard and glitter, would you expect anything less?

Leopard and glitter, would you expect anything less?

For my two wraps, I selected Gold Leopard and Gold Sparkle. I was quite surprised to discover that these are very different from the Sally Hansen strips in that they are made of acrylates copolymer rather than actual nail polish. The wraps are noticeably thicker and feel much sturdier.

What you get in the sleeves

What you get in the sleeves

Each set of wraps can be used multiple times! That is definitely impressive to me. You should be able to get two full manicures and a pedicure out of each sheet because the wraps themselves can be trimmed to fit.

Wild!

Wild!

I couldn’t get the camera to pick it up, but the leopard wraps have a shiny, gold metallic look to them.

Sparkles!

Sparkles!

And these are just super sparkly, just how I like it.

Jamberry Nail Wraps take a little more effort to apply. You definitely need a good, very sharp pair of nail scissors, a file and a hair dryer. Yes, a hair dryer. Jamberrys need a heat source to activate the adhesive so they stick to your nails. I’m not going to go into the actual application process, because I only did it once and I’m pretty sure I didn’t do it exactly right. There are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube and I suggest watching a few of those first (shout-out to Calee for passing that bit of advice to me!).

I got them on my nails, but the only thing I couldn’t figure out was how to get a clean edge with no over-hang. I tried to cut them as close as I could to the edge of my tips and I didn’t have a coarse enough nail file to file it down, so there was just the slightest little bit that went past the edge of my nail and it drove me nuts. The polymer is so thick that it doesn’t file off easily like the Sally Hansen strips. Again, I totally cop this up to user error on my part. I think the Jamberry Nail Wraps have a bit of a learning curve in applying, so hopefully I’ll figure it out in the future. What I did like is that I didn’t have to trim the sides at all, since my nailbeds are narrow and most strips and fake nails are too wide. The Jamberrys were a perfect fit.

Finished product!

Finished product!

But they did look fantastic! I kept them on for about six days. They can definitely go longer, but as I had a bit of a problem applying them they had started to lift on the sides and edges, so I eventually peeled them all off. They can be taken off with acetone, which is what I would suggest doing.

I think Jamberry Nail Wraps are a fantastic product that come in a crazy amount of colors and designs. You can literally find anything you’re into in a Jamberry design. Personally, I love all the glitter wraps because glitter polish is a pain in the butt to take off. If you are interested in purchasing some Jamberry Nail Wraps for yourself, check out Calee’s online store at caleebeissner.jamberry.com or here on her Facebook page.

Now for the best part: GIVEAWAY TIME! You can win a set of Gold Leopard and Gold Sparkle nail wraps for yourself! This prize will include a half sheet of each design, which you give you about two manicures  or a mani/pedi. Entering is easy, just comment below with your favorite way to have your nails done (colorful polish, all the glitter, french tips, whatever you’re into!). I’ll select a random winner two weeks from today on February 28. One entry per person please! Good luck :)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congratulations to xoxsarai, please check your email!

*DISCLAIMER: Jamberry Nail Wraps were sent gratis for my review and all opinions are my own. I am receiving no compensation for this post.