Review Mary Kay Makeup Brush Cleaner

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The Mary Kay brush cleaner is pretty good. It smells nice and isn’t too overpowering like some that I have tried. Others I have tried are more like a soap, but this cleanser is more like an oil almost. It’s not messy at all and makes cleaning your brushes so much easier!

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To use it you wet the brush with the spray. I recommend doing this over the sink so it doesn’t get everywhere. You take a tissue and wipe the brush on it until it’s clean. It works really well, I was skeptical, but then I saw the colors coming off the brushes. Once it’s clean you just shape it up and lay it out to dry like the first round I cleaned in the picture. It’s one of the best brush cleaners I’ve used, and I will probably buy more when I run out, but I always like trying new things so you never know.

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Today was a quick one! Thank you for reading.

xo Emily

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Happy Pantone Color of the New Year!! Palette Review and Look

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Hi, hello, and Happy New Year!

I know bloggers are super committed to blogging everyday right now. Maybe it was their resolution, maybe they just are excited to have a fresh start. For me, it’s a little of both. I was terrible at keeping up with my beauty blog in 2014 and I don’t want this year to be like that. If I write them all on Sundays and schedule them through the week then it should be easy to maintain. That being said, let’s look at my Christmas present from my sister!

THE SEPHORA/PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR OF THE MONTH PALETTE 

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The palette has lots of different colors and four different finishes! Also if you are more visual, you can watch the first impressions and swatches video on my channel here!

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There are four different finishes; matte, satin, metallic, and glitter. The glitter and metallic ones will give a lot of fall out so you have to be careful with them. The satins are nice and most of them are really pigmented. The mattes are my favorite, I always gravitate towards matte shadows and the Marsala Matte is so pretty.

The mattes are all very pigmented. I am drawn to the colors Hot Chocolate which is a rich brown and Dusty Olive which is an olive green as the name suggests. In the metallics I love Butterrum which is a really pretty gold color.

THE STARS OF THE SHOW

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There they are in the middle of the palette. These are the Marsala shadows.

TL – Marsala Matte  TR -Marsala Satin BL – Marsala Metallic BR – Marsala Glitter

I love the versatility of the palette and I love that you can create so many looks with it. The Marsala Matte is definitely a color I will wear a lot this year. I think that it can be an every day color when worn correctly. I am impressed with the overall quality of the palette. Hopefully once I get through the top layer of the glitter shadows, there won’t be as much fall out.

Tell me in the comments what you think about the Sephora Pantone COTY Palette and if you will be purchasing it.

xo Emily

FotorCreated  Review of the Mary Kay Brush Cleaner

How is Vlogmas Going?

HOW IS VLOGMAS GOING?

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Since I decided to do Vlogmas for my channel on Youtube I have been kicking myself that I also didn’t do Blogmas. I plan to stay on top of my blog in 2015 and have purchased a planner to make sure that happens. Had I done Blogmas it would have forced me to post daily. Alas, Vlogmas happened.

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There are some of the thumbnails. youtube.com/bowsnnails

It has been a lot of fun and a little difficult to vlog daily. I vlog on my cell phone – the Droid Turbo and it actually does really well making it easy for me to vlog pretty much anywhere.

There are boring days, days where nothing happens, and days when just the most random stuff comes up. Nonetheless, I have been enjoying vlogmas and watching vlogs for all my Youtube friends Vlogmas days. If you are doing it this year, leave your channel in the comments, and I will check it out!!

Happy Vlogmas and December!

Thanks as always for reading!

Emily

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Plight of the Youtuber

I adore making videos. It is so much fun to talk to the camera and come up with videos. That’s all it is though, it’s a lot of fun. I’m not trying to make money off of it or my blog. I have other ventures out there which I am trying to make money with, but when it comes to Youtube it’s really just for fun.

I have met a lot of people who are simply trying to make money. They worry about views, comments, promo, and sponsorship. I think that sucks all the fun out of it. Would I like 50,000 people to watch me put on makeup and think I’m a genius, yes, but I know that isn’t going to happen.

I have another Youtube channel for my makeup business, and I keep it completely separate, because I am not trying to sell anything on bowsnnails I’m just trying to play with makeup and have a good time. If you like it great! If you wanna comment great! If not, I’ll just keep making videos because it’s fun for me. I have some different ones coming out because I’m not trying to impress anyone. I’m just going to do me, and I hope if you are thinking of starting a channel or have one already that you are in it for fun. I hope you’re just going to do you.

❤ Emily

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Interview with the YouTuber – Beauty and Bliss

Today’s interview is with Hope from Beauty and Bliss!

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What is the one makeup product you can’t live without?

I wouldn’t be able to live without a good finishing spray or primer that helps keep my face matte. My face is oily, so there is no way my makeup would stay in place if I didn’t use them.

Why did you decide to start making videos?

I’ve always loved makeup. I’ve done tons of makeup applications for homecomings, proms, and events. I also got addicted to watching YouTube videos and reading blogs. After about a year and a half of wishing I could do it, I made it happen!

What’s your favorite color?

Pink! I own way too much pink stuff haha.

What is your favorite brand?

For high-end, I’ve been loving Estee Lauder recently. For drugstore, I’m a huge fan of both Revlon and NYX.

What’s one interesting thing about you?

I’ll be starting beauty school in the fall for a career in makeup artistry and Esthetics.

Do you believe in UFO’s?

Not really, but I do think some of the things people come up with about them are interesting!

How do you feel about zombies?

They don’t really bother me. I watch movies and television shows with them included all of the time.

What’s your favorite color eyeshadow?

I’ve been absolutely loving YDK by Urban Decay lately!

Tell us about your channel and blog:

I started my blog in September of 2013, and I started uploading videos onto my YouTube channel about a month after that. Both are centered around beauty, but I also blog/vlog about lifestyle, fashion, crafts, and just whatever I’m in the mood for. I’m hoping to make a huge success out of my blog and YouTube channel!

HOPE’s LINKS

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyAndBliss67

Twitter- https://twitter.com/BeautyBliss67

Blog- http://www.beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com

Instagram- http://www.instagram.com/beautyandbliss67

Watch a Video

 

A Collaboration with A Beauty Moment and Beauty and Bliss

I have been digging getting to know some awesome Youtubers lately since my channel is starting to grow. Most recently I collaborated with Hope from Beauty and Bliss and Ashlynn from A Beauty Moment.

Below you will find the videos and information!

Please sure to subscribe to B and B too because she’s the bomb dot com!!

Beauty and Bliss’s Lip Addictions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvwWD…

Beauty and Bliss’s channel –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeX3…
Beauty and Bliss’s blog – beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com

Feel free to do the tag everyone!!

1. Favorite balm/treatment?
2. Best eye catching red?
3. Best luxury and best drugstore?
4. Best MAC Lipstick?
5. Most disappointing?
6. Liner- yes or no?
7. Best gloss?
8. Something extra?

Beauty and Bliss’s question for me!

Out of all the lip products you have (lipstick, glosses, etc.) what color do you have the most of?

These were the beauties I tagged!
Oh Hey Chelsea – https://www.youtube.com/user/chelseam…
Wendiness Lu –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Ook…
Beauty in Beta –
https://www.youtube.com/user/beautyin…
Elle Sees You –
https://www.youtube.com/user/ElleSeesYou

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Lipsticks and Lip Glosses
Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla and Macadamia Nut Kiss
NYC – Sheer Red
MAC – Saint Germain
Rimmel – Kate Moss Lip Collection – 113 and 28
MAC – Candy Yum Yum
MAC – Midimauve
Milani – Sweet Nectar
NYX Liners – a mess of them
Milani Lip Liner – Haute Pink
NYX Butter Glosses
Creme Brulee
Eclair
Cherry Cheesecake
Cupcake
Sugar Cookie
NYX Lipstick – Harmonica
Lip Scrub – Strawberries and Cream – Sugar Kisses – Bella Il Fiore
Wet and Wild Lipstick – Retro Pink

 

Collaboration with A Beauty Moment’s Ashlynn B

Two Makeup Artists – One Picture – Two Different Approaches!
Check out Ashlynn’s Blog – http://abeautymoment.blogspot.com/
Check out Ashlynn’s video – https://t.co/FnBF2BOove

What I used

Colormates Palette
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer
Rimmel Match Perfection Highlight and Concealer
Stay Matte Powder – Translucent
NYC Face Powder – Translucent
Maybelline 24 Hour Eyeshadow Metal – Inked in Pink
Covergirl Instant Cheekbones Blush
Maybelline Volum Express Mascara
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
Revlon Grow Lucious Black Eye Liner
NYC Lipstick in Sheer Red
Maybelline Vivids

Inspiration

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The Fifteen Dollar Mission on a Rainy Evening!

It’s was raining last night, being in a 10 year relationship, and  huge homebodies we stayed in. So, I was out getting pizza and decided to challenge myself to see how far I could stretch fifteen dollars beauty wise at Walmart. The answer I found, was not very far.

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I went in optimistic, then I had to deal with a lot of people standing in my way so I could not even see the makeup. I attempted to wait patiently without shoving my way in front of them and making a scene. I wasn’t on a time limit really, but I didn’t want to be in Walmart forever. I successfully spent less than $15.00 but I only got four things.

I wanted to get things that I would use, and not just buy the cheapest things they had. I could have gotten a ton of Wet n Wild for that $15.00 but it wouldn’t be things I need.

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So what did I get??

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Revlon – Lash Potion
Matte FX – Nail Striper
Hard Candy – 12 hr Eye Color Pencil – Pink Lady
Rimmel – 60 second nail polish – Blue Eyed Beauty

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I  have seen several YouTubers, and bloggers talk about this. One girl on Twitter actually told me she wasn’t impressed with it. I am stubborn so I have to see it for myself. It was on sale for $4.97, which was another selling point.

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This was the coolest thing that I bought. A Matte Nail Striper from Salon Perfect. It’s exciting because it will help create the fun matte stripes, and tips without the struggle. It was $1.98 and I might go back for more colors, because they had a lot! I look forward to trying this over the top of my next purchase!

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This Rimmel 60 second nail polish was $1.50 and a pretty color called Blue Eyed Girl.

Lastly I picked up something I am not sure about.

Hard Candy 12 Hour Shadow Pencil in Pink Lady

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It was the most expensive thing I purchased at $5.00. This is a pretty pink color. It says it stays crease free for 12 hours. Of course I am going to put it to the test. So there you are, that’s how far I can stretch $15.00 at Walmart, I challenge you to do the same thing!!

❤ Emily