Last year when I attended IMATS, I found a good deal on a beautyblender set that included both the beautyblender and the blendercleanser for $30 CAD flat (no tax).
Normally, the beautyblender alone costs $26 CAD plus tax, so I gave into the temptation and bought it. (This was waaay before I heard about inexpensive dupes of this makeup sponge.)
Lots of makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts recommend the beautyblender, and it has won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award around 5 times!
I had been curious to try it for a long time with liquid foundation, even though you can use it with blush, bronzer, and pressed powder.
For powdered products, I like using a brush, so for this review, I just tested it on liquids like foundations, concealers, and BB creams.
So, did it live up to the hype for me?
Guess what? I received some cool information in my inbox the other day that I had to share, especially because lots of my readers are very talented with nail art.
China Glaze is having a nail art contest from now until December 20th!
You’re eligible to participate if you reside in the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Mexico, or the United Kingdom.
All you have to do is upload a photo of your holiday manicure (lacquer only, no embellishments). There will be an online voting poll starting on December 15th and ending on the 31st.
Then, the 25 who score the highest will be judged by a panel of celebrity manicurists and bloggers!
The prizes are incredible!
- Grand Prize – $1,000 Visa Gift Card
- 2nd Prize – $500 Visa Gift Card
- 3rd Prize – $250 Visa Gift Card
- 22 Congratulations Winners – 12-piece China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
Read on to see the official press release sent to me by China Glaze and to access the links for more details.
Will you be entering?
I have a soft spot for holographic polishes. There’s no such thing as being over-the-top when it comes to them. In fact, the louder they ‘roar’, the more I become like a moth, attracted to the light.
a-england is a brand that’s fairly new to me, so I don’t have many polishes by them. However, I’ve always heard nailphiles rave about them, so I knew they were the real deal!
One of the first shades I added to my stash was a-england Lady of the Lake, which is a rich holographic purple.
I wasn’t able to take any photos in the sunlight, but trust me when I say that you can see the rainbow. However, in my other photos in natural light and with my camera’s flash, you get to see its main personality – it’s awesome!
The China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection features a lot of festive shades to help dress your tips for the holidays.
In the Quick Look post I published a few days ago, I showed you the 6 shades from the collection that I’ll be reviewing in-depth.
The first one I just had to wear was China Glaze So Blue Without You.
It’s a vibrant blue with a foil-like metallic finish that really lights up your nails!
Here’s a sneak peek at what I plan to do full in-depth review on in future posts!
These are 6 of the 12 shades from the China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection, which I’m pretty excited about. (They were generously provided to me by China Glaze.)
Aside from fall and Hallowe’en collections (they’re my favourites), Christmas ones come in at a close second!
If you’ve follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I already wore China Glaze So Blue Without You. I’ll probably review that one first from the bunch since I’ve already taken photos of my manicure.
Is there another shade that you’d like me to review before the others? Let me know, and I’ll put it near the top of my list!
I’m excited (and a little nervous) to bring you this review on Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 because it has been quite a long time coming!
If you’ve done any research on nail polish online, you’ll no doubt have come across Scrangie, an awesome blogger who I’ve looked up to for years.
Before nail bloggers popped up everywhere, she was already swatching and reviewing lacquers. For this reason, I always consider her blog to be the Mother of All Nail Blogs. And I just can’t help having a Fan Girl Moment whenever she likes a photo on my Instagram…hehe!
She also has a wicked sense of self and style, which I respect and draw a lot of inspiration from. Plus she’s smart and knows how to crack a joke.
I have been very humbled each time she has supported me and my blogging journey, and she is one of the many incredible bloggers in our nail community that you really need to check out!
So when I caught wind that Scrangie would be collaborating with Rescue Beauty Lounge for a second colour (yes, I also have the first one she came out with - reviewed it back in 2011), I just knew I’d buy it.
I didn’t care if she called it “Poopie Canoopie” or “Waka-laka-ding-dong” – I’d get it because I support her, what her blog stands for, and how well she’s representing the nail community! (It’s like icing on the cake that Rescue Beauty Lounge creates top-notch nail-polish formulas!)
So…although I can’t fully do justice to her intricate nail-polish creation, here it goes! *Takes a deep breath* *Doesn’t bite fingernails*
I’ve been using the MAC Brush Cleanser for several years now, but every time I had a full bottle, I always forgot to photograph it.
Well, this time, right when I got it, I snapped photos of it immediately, so I wouldn’t forget.
I haven’t tried a lot of brush cleansers on the market, but this is my favourite, despite it being pricey.
And sometimes when I’ve been in a pinch, I’ve used just simple dish detergent and water to clean my brushes. However, I really prefer the MAC Brush Cleanser because it also disinfects as it cleanses. Plus you can use it for spot cleaning, which I do more often than deep cleansing. (Spot cleaning is when you put some on the brush and wipe the makeup off onto a paper towel and then use your brush again quickly).