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Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

Add Some Sparkle to the Holiday Season With Revlon

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is the added sparkle to everything. From decorations to part dresses everything gets a little boost of bling this season, and your makeup should be no different. Revlon has an awesome limited edition line of sparkly eye shadows and liners to create eye-catching looks.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

The limited edition Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash is a dual-ended product with a super sparkly liner matched with a creamy shadow. There are 10 colour duos to choose from and they all pack a punch of glitter and pigmented shadows. The shades I have are Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal and Fuchsia Flash

The shadow end of the tube is a creamy formula that is easy to blend and very opaque. Many of the shades are frosty and metallic looking. The liner side is a glitter formula in a gel base, with a skinny brush for easy application. The pairs go well together but can also be mixed, matched, or worn individually.

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash Cobalt Crystal

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Cobalt Crystal

Both ends of the product are super easy to apply and glide on really smoothly. They have great colour choices and all of them are bold and bright. I love that the glitter can be layered for lots of sparkle, or lightly applied for a more spread out sparkly look. The liner side can be used as a thin line of glitter or blended for all over sparkle. It can even be applied to lashes for something really special.

Swatches of Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

Swatches of Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Fuchsia Flash and Cobalt Crystal

The shadows have a great formula and last for quite a long time. I didn’t have any problems with creasing or flaking when I wore the shadow. I love that the duos are paired together so I can grab one product and know that it will work well together and create a complete look. Although the shades are pretty bold and bright, and maybe not for everyday wear, they are awesome for a special night out or a holiday event and I will definitely be reaching for them this season!

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

Glitter Giveaway!

I know its only November but I’m already in the holiday spirit. I’m ready for festive music, decorations, and Christmas baking. Since it might be too early for that stuff I decided to do something else with my holiday spirit – host a giveaway!

This week I will be hosting a Glitter Giveaway, meaning the prizes are all sparkly! I’m giving away three great nail polishes that will be sure to add some holiday sparkle to your look this season. The three polishes are Midnight in NY from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line, Rouge Red, from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Glitter Effect line, and Glam Roc, from the Julep Stardust Finish set.

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

These three polishes are glittery and gorgeous, and you can win them all by clicking the link below and filling out the form! This giveaway ends on Sunday November 16, and I will announce the winner on the following Monday. Good luck glitter-lovers!

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway: Enter Here

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

My Two Polish Picks From The OPI Nordic Collection For Fall 2014

New seasons always bring new styles and that doesn’t only apply to fashion. As excited as I am about boots and legging, I’m also excited about Fall beauty products. From dark berry lipsticks to new nail polish shades, Fall brings a new colour palette to play with. I’ve picked out two fabulous nail polish shades from the new OPI Nordic Collection that will be perfect for Fall.

As always this collection has some adorably themed names including Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? (which actually was out of stock when I went shopping!) and Going My Way or Norway. All of the shades are great Fall choices but the two I picked are My Dogsled is a Hybrid and My Voice is a Little Norse.

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a beautiful light sea-foam green shade. It looks like a lighter version of the classic Tiffany blue colour from China Glaze, aptly named For AudreyMy Dogsled is a Hybrid is a great soft shade that will really complement the darker tones of Fall. I can totally see this mani popping when paired with brown, plum, or grey outfits.

My Voice is a Little Norse is the one glitter of the collection, and it’s a versatile polish for any season. It has a holographic sparkle and a slightly grey coloured base. It looks awesome over a lot of different colours, including red, black, and navy blue. I can see this shade being quite handy when it comes around to the holidays, since a little sparkle can spice up and special occasion.

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

Although these are the two I fell for, the whole collection consists of some great nail polish shades. Which ones are your favourites from the OPI Nordic Collection?

Summer Music Festival Makeup Picks

There are a lot of everyday beauty products that are more prominent in the summer, such as lip balm, sunscreen, and waterproof mascara, but for special events sometimes you need a little something extra. I have two beauty products that are my go-to choices for a fun summer music festival, and with Digital Dreams coming up this weekend I wanted to share my picks with all of you.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

For a bright, bold, and attention-getting eye I like to use coloured glitter all over my lids. Since it’s hot and sweaty in the summer you definitely need something to make this stick, so a glittery shadow with a built in primer is the perfect choice. The Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer is a great solution for a festive eye look that’s simple to do and lasts all day. This two-in-one has a sticky eye shadow primer in the flip top, and loose glitter eyeshadow underneath. The shade I have is 01 Aqua, which makes my brown eyes totally pop.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

The other product I’m packing for summer music festivals is the Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Pink Shock. This super soft, moisturizing lip balm packs a punch of colour and gives me a bold pink pout. It’s easy to reapply throughout the day and keeps my lips soft and safe from the sun with ingredients such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

These two products on their own are quick ways to amp up your makeup look at any summer event, but put together they create a totally fun festival look which will be perfect to dance the day away at Digital Dreams.

OPI Pink Yet Lavender glitter nail polish

A Sparkly Pink Polish That Looks Out Of This World

I’ve always been fascinated with celestial nail art.. you know the ones that look like starts and space. I’ve never tried doing on myself, and they seem like very time consuming manicures to do. I still hope to try one day but until then I found a pretty pink glitter nail polish that looks like a scene from outer space.

OPI Pink Yet Lavender glitter nail polish

OPI Pink Yet Lavender

I layered OPI Pink Yet Lavender over Essie Licorice and came up with a stellar combination. It looks like the milky way or some starry sky. I tried it over OPI Big Apple Red as well and liked that combination too – maybe even for Valentine’s Day?

OPI Pink Yet Lavender layered over Essie Licorice and OPI Big Apple Red

OPI Pink Yet Lavender layered over Essie Licorice and OPI Big Apple Red

Whatever colour I tried this polish on I really liked it. Something about the tiny silver glitters and the larger pink ones made a beautiful mix together. I really like this polish and specifically adore it over a black base.

Do you think this glitter polish looks like a galaxy?

The Perfect Fit For A New Year’s Eve Manicure Featuring Essence Effect Nails

3D black and silver glitter pieces layered over the perfect black nail polish. The glitter is coincidentally called 04 Tonight at Midnight. Hello perfect New Year’s Eve manicure, am I right?

Essence is a cute Eurpoean cosmetics brand that has slowly drifted into Canada in the last few years. They have really cheap items that are actually pretty good quality. There are cosmetic items as well as nail polish and nail art products. Nothing has quite taken my interest as much as the most recent item I purchased, which is the Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter. The names are a little confusing and I think that has something to do with translating the words to English.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Anyways, back on track, if the name Tonight at Midnight didn’t already seal in the fact that this was the perfect New Year;s Eve mani, then the stunning sparkle will surely convince you.

The loose glitter comes in a cute little pot with a flip top lid. The instructions say to pour the glitter into the lid of the pot.  The base colour I used was Essie Licorice (sidenote: this is the absolute best black nail polish out there) and I followed the instructions on the box. While the polish was wet I dipped my nail into the loose glitter in the lid of the pot. After a moment I gently tapped it off so the excess would be removed and fall back into the lid. Here’s a tip – when you’re done you can pop off the lid of the glitter and pour the leftover back into the pot.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

I let the glitter dry on my nails for a while and sealed in it with a thick top coat. My nails sparkle so much and I cannot imagine a more suitable manicure for New Year’s Eve. The glitter is called Tonight at Midnight so clearly this was meant to be.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

If you’re looking into loose glitter for your nails this was a super easy and extremely affordable option. I will definitely be looking at the other shades next time I pass an Essence display at the drugstore.