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Friday, May 27, 2011

Review: Essie Clearly Matte with Love and Beauty Nail Polish

All I have to say is I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Essie's Clearly Matte Topcoat. Its really hard for me to find a nail polish that actually stays on. It seems to make the polish color you're coating more saturated, in this case, it made Love and Beauty's Neon Pink, more neon! Essie polish can get a tad pricey to collect but I grabbed this one off of Hautelook's Rock and Republic Cosmetics sale. The ONLY con about this topcoat is that the layers get heavy, and it'll chip with a quickness once you wash your hair out or do anything around the house where you're putting more pressure than usual on your fingertips. 
It gets 3.85 out of 5 Moxie kisses LoL, I'd recommend it more for some fab weekend nails! 

Personally, OPI and Sally Hansen polishes have never worked out, they've always been a one way ticket to Chipsville. The only color on my nails that I've loved have been by MAC, Confetti, Wet and Wild, Island Girl, and Sinful Colors. In my opinion, in the 'nails did' department, you want to spend the big bucks on your topcoat and/or your base coat if your nails need it. When I was shopping the other day, an electric hot pink caught my eye. Forever 21's dabble in the cosmetics department has been getting pretty positive reviews. So far I've tried nail polish and faux lashes from them and love them both! With only two coats the color was vibrant. I would suggest everyone to check them out, at only $2.80 a pop, you can afford to have a whole rainbow in your bathroom cabinet!
It gets 5 out of 5 Moxie kisses, they come in every color and can last about a week!
*don't mind the choppy application, hahaaha*

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get The Moxie Look: Latin GaGa

SO, I'm sitting on the couch relaxing with my sister, while my Godson is taking a long and extremely rare daytime nap... 
Sis: *as we are catching up on our fave reality shows* So I was at work, and I saw this beautifully ethereal pic of the Gaga (we LOVE HER btw), I think its the look I want to do for this weekend's wedding...DO IT ON ME!
Me: OKAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! *as I pop up from the sofa, like someone said there's free MAC products in the kitchen* (mind you my sis pretty much OWNS in the beauty department, so I hardly get the chance to "paint her face" hahah)
First off, let me start by saying my sister usually falls under a NC35, Lady Gaga looks like she's naturally a C2/NC25, on the MAC skin spectrum, so certain products won't read the same on both. Here's what MAC suggests Gaga is wearing in her newest Viva Glam Ad:
On my sis, I ended up creating a more "wearable" look, being that she was thinking about wearing it out to a daytime wedding and she's a brunette. Since Gaga's Viva Glam 2 campaign launched I've seen a bazillion blog posts on this look, this is just my take on it. 

What I used (all products MAC unless noted):
-Studio Moisture Fix mixed with Strobe Liquid
-Premium Triple Cream (around the eyes)
-Amazing Cosmetics Concealer (super blended)
-NO FOUNDATION, I hate her for her perfect skin! LMAO
-Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
-Physicians Formula Powder Palette Bronzer (for contouring)
-Tenderling Blush throughout & Pinch O' Peach Blush (on the apples)
-Untitled Paint (from lid to brow)
-Brows Dipdown Fluidline (for definition), Cork eyeshadow (for filler)
-Highlight Brule eyeshadow, Mylar eyeshadow (tracing under the brow)
-Crease I mixed Girlie and Haux eyeshadows
-Lid NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base in White, Gleam eyeshadow (scrapped off so its chunky)
-Inner Lid Vanilla Pigment
-Upper Liner NYC Liquid Liner in Black
-Lower Liner Graphic Brown Fluidline, Swiss Chocolate and Handwritten eyeshadows
-Waterline Fascinating Eye Kohl
-Lashes Cover Girl Lash Blast (she's a huge fan)
-Faux Lash #3 Lash stacked on the ends with Love & Beauty Full False Lashes (cut in half)
-Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
-Smashbox Lip Gloss in Champagne

Off to put some goodies together for my 100+ follower giveaway, thanks for all the love!