Sunday, January 30, 2011

Creative Eye looks :)

Here are some creative eye looks that I have done in the past few months and wanted to share.  I will be doing some more in the next few weeks. I have some more sports related ones coming up as well as requested looks too.  Enjoy the looks below:

Always smile :) - Sand

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss - Swatch and Pics

A little while back, I had posted my Haul pic of many great things I had bought and would eventually review.  Today I am reviewing the next items from that haul and they are:  Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss!

These lipglosses are from the Colourburst collection.  I picked three neutral/everyday colours, as that seems to be my top choices of late.

They are very wearable and offer great application, however, they are very sheer and if you have darker toned lips they may not appear as strong on your lips.  They produce a great shine on your lips and do feel quite weightless on.  Here are the swatches and lip pics below for you to see:

The sparkle factor on these glosses are great, they are not overly glittery but just the right amount.  These glosses will make you smile. Check them out!

Always smile :)  - Sand

Monday, January 24, 2011

Maybelline Coloursensational Lipcolour - Review

Happy Monday and its time for a swatch post!  A while back I did a major haul, that included lipsticks from the Maybelline Coloursensational Collection.  The lipsticks are described as:

 • Crisper color from pure pigments
 • Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar
 • Lipcolor so rich, so stunning…it’s sensational
 • 48 captivating shades

I am only swatching and posting 4 colours below:

Here are the lipstick,swatches, and lip pics below:

A great peachy lip colour :)

Almost a muted pink

Looks like the name ;)

A great Nude/Pink option.
Overall, the colours are nicely pigmented and offer a smooth application, however if you want to have more of a gleaming look, I would opt to put on a gloss overtop. 

Check them out and let me know your thoughts!

Always Smile :)  Sand

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Football Inspired Looks - Products Used

Hey Everyone!
NFL Sunday games are fast approaching.  Since the looks below were fun to create, I was asked on the products used for each look and I have shared them below.  Enjoy!

Green Bay Packers Look – Products Used:
Blackground Paint Pot – MAC – Base (Outer corner)
Soft Ochre Paint Pot – MAC – Base (Inner corner)
Annabelle Matte Green Single Shadow
Yellow – 88 Coastal Scents Shimmer Palette
Shimmer Greens – 88 Coastal Scents Shimmer Palette
Rice Paper ES – MAC (Under brow)
Revlon Colourstay Eyeliner – Black
Cleopatra Liquid Liner - Vasanti
Sephora Volume Mascara – Black

Chicago Bears Look – Products Used:
BlackGround Paint Pot - MAC - Base (Crease)
Soft Ochre Paint Pot - MAC - Base (Lid)
Orange – Mixed with Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette + Claire’s Palette – Yellow
Blue – Vasanti Hamptons Eyeshadow Palette
Rice Paper ES – MAC (Under brow + Inner Corner)
Revlon Colourstay Eyeliner – Black
Liner – Liquid Metamorphix by Lise Watier (Dipped Brush) +
 Vasanti Hamptons Eyeshadow Palette – Blue
Sephora Volume Mascara – Black

NY Jets Look – Products Used:
BlackGround Paint Pot - MAC - Base (Lid)
Soft Ochre Paint Pot - MAC - Base (Under Brow)
Annabelle – Matte Green Single Shadow
Makeup Palette to Go (LE) - Sephora
Forest Green
Shimmer White
Rice Paper ES - MAC (Under brow)
Revlon Colourstay Eyeliner - Black
Cleopatra Liquid Liner - Vasanti
Sephora Volume Mascara – Black

Steelers Look – Products Used:
Blackground Paint Pot – MAC – Base (Outer corner)
Soft Ochre Paint Pot – MAC – Base (Inner corner)
Yellow/Reddish/Blue – 88 Coastal Scents Shimmer Palette
Blue – Vasanti Hamptons Eyeshadow Palette
Revlon Colourstay Eyeliner – Black
Cleopatra Liquid Liner - Vasanti
Sephora Volume Mascara – Black

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Football Inspired Looks!

As some of you NFL fans know, there will be two very important Football games on Sunday.  In honour of these games, I have created eyeshadow looks inspired by the teams that will be playing. Check out the teams and looks below:

Game 1:  Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears, 23 Jan 4:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers - Yellow & Green

Chicago Bears - Orange and Blue

Game 2:  New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 23 Jan 7:30pm ET

NY Jets - Dark Green & White

Pittsburgh Steelers - Yellow, Red & Blue
I hope you all enjoyed these looks.  Feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts on who will win the two games tomorrow!  Once the winners of both games are announced, the winning eye looks will be re-posted.

Always Smile :)  -  Sand

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Major Haul!

Here is a pic of the following items that I will be reviewing, swatching, using, loving and sharing with you guys soon!

Check it out:

Always Smile - Sand :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vasanti - Lipstick Colour Swatches!

Spring 2011 colour trends are all about the bright bold colours, therefore be sure to check out Vasanti Cosmetics!  A full range of amazing cosmetics but today we will focus on lipsticks!  Vasanti will have whatever you need to acheive the finishing touch for your look whether it be for the office, a night out, or a fun night with the girls.

Today I am swatching a some of their very pretty Lipstick shades. The Lipsticks feel amazing, they plump and are very moisturizing and feel so great on. Check out the pics out below:
Here are the Lipswatches below:
Aruba - Peachy Pink

Denmark - Rich Cranberry Magenta

France - Sheer Pink
Sweden - Perfect Nude Pink
Luxembourg - Perfect Nude Brown

To be honest, I can't decide which one is my favourite, obviously Luxembourg has a special place in my heart, but I am LOVING Sweden and how pretty it looks, and I normally not brave enough to wear something as dark as Denmark but it would pair nicely with a classic black liner eye look.

Be sure to check out Vasanti Cosmetics and try these colours for yourself!

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lifestyle - Did you take a minute....

In our busy lives, it gets hard to enjoy the simpler things in life, whether it be spending time with loved ones, or time for ourselves.  Even simple gestures of kindness or words of love are pushed aside, to be done later.  That is why I would like to ask, ""Did you take a minute......?" appreciate the time your given here tell someone you love them be thankful hold the door open be appreciative to people that support you check your purse ( so that your favourite lipgloss is handy ;)
...just to take a second for yourself... smile!

What would you write if you had to take a minute? What would you do if you took a minute?

Always :) Sand

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In the Mood for Nude ;) - Part 1

*** Mini Haul Alert ***

I have a confession, I am a makeup addict and a junkie, I can't go into a make up store and not walk out with something....but does it make me smile....OH Yeaaaa......So I'd like to share my mini MAC Haul below:

Here are the shades and swatches, which fall into my latest nude obsession, they are so pretty:

Now these are shades that I think would look great on any skin tone.  Here are my lip pics below:

MAC - Cherish

MAC - Freckletone

MAC - Viva Glam V - More of pinktoned nude but still pretty :)

MAC - Lipglass in PRRR

Be sure to check these shades out next time you are in MAC.

Always Smile :) Sand

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blue Petals

I love flowers and decided to try out a creative eye look.  This is what  I came up with:

Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette
Make Up For Ever - Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil - Aqua Eyes
Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner - Blue
Vasanti – Cleopatra Black Liquid Liner
Vasanti Conditioning Long Lash Mascara - Black
Happy Sunday!