Sunday, December 23, 2012

SINFUL COLORS NAIL POLISH WARNING

Hey girlies!

As a gift I got a bottle of one of my favorite nail polishes, Frenzy by Sinful Colors. My sister also received one. We opened them, and neither of them had brushes in them! How are you supposed to put nail polish on without brushes? I guess it must of been a defective batch, so before you buy any nail polish by SC check for a brush. ACTUALLY, before you buy ANY nail polish, check for a brush! LOl. We are returning ours.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Everyday Eye Makeup+Tutorial

Hey everyone, so I decided to show you guys what my everyday eye makeup looks like. I'm sorry for the bad quality of the photo, but it's pretty much just that simple. I have decided I will try to post on here more frequently, but I still don't have a ton of time to post. :(

Here is how you can achieve this look. 
A nude champagne eyeshadow across the entire lid.  (I have many, I can't remember what I used.)
A dark brown eyeshadow on outer third, then blended well. (Any kind.)
A gold color in the middle of your lid. I'm using one from a un-named palette I have, but I think Half Baked from Urban Decay would work well.
Brown eyeliner. I prefer liquid, but if you're good with pencil eyeliner then go right ahead!(Any brand.)
Curl your eyelashes. (Just use whatever eyelash curler you have.)
Apply your favorite mascara. I used two coats of lengthening mascara.
Line your waterline with any dark black eyeliner.
Conceal your under eye circles with any concealer, I used Elf.
Highlight on your brown bone with any with eyeshadow or eyeliner. I used an eyeliner by Essence, but you can't really see my brow so.....
Apply the same white color to your inner corner.

And voila! You're done. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and let me know if you want more like this! Thank you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Won A Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

Today I decided to a post on what I won from Betzy! I won a ton of cool stuff, so I thought I would share with you what I won. :)


I just opened the box a day (two?) ago, so I haven't gotten to use everything yet, but I will do a mini review on what I have had to chance to use so far. Thanks again for everything Betzy! :)

1. Listerine Cool Mint mouthwash. This is very a very minty mouthwash, but it really does leave my mouth feeling clean and fresh, so I do recommend it! As long as you like mint! ;)

2. Aveeno Baby lotion. As you all know, I'm a teenager, and I don't have a child or baby or anything, so I can't use this. But, one of my aunts is expecting, so I may give this to her.

3. Aveeno Baby shampoo. I've heard that baby shampoo works well for cleaning makeup brushes, but I honestly use makeup brushes very often, so I may give this to my aunt as well.

4. Aveeno shampoo. I have a full bottle of shampoo that I just placed in my shower a couple weeks ago, and I don't want to have two in there at a time, that doesn't make much sense. So, I'll probably save this for when I run out.

5. Aveeno conditioner. Again, my conditioner is nearly full, so I can't use this for at least a month, probably more. :)

6. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion. This lotion is good, it's very creamy. It reminds me a lot of a body butter, except for that you can pump it. It's fragrance free, which is whatever. I do like my fragrances, but I can do with out them. At least this way I can use my own perfume.

7. Aveeno SPF Moisturizer. I've used this every morning since I opened it. I love it. I wash my face, and then apply this moisturizer before my makeup. It makes my makeup go on so much smoother, and leaves my face feeling smooth all day. Before I got this, I would just use a normal Bath and Body Works lotion or whatever I had laying around, but those felt so thick and gloppy. I like this because you can put it on thin, and it will keep the moisturize for the whole day. I highly recommend this, especially for winter months. ADDED PLUS: It smells good, it's not very strongly scented and I don't know what the scent is, but it smells good. :)

8. Lubriderm lotion. I've haven't gotten to use this yet because I've been using all my seasonal Bath and Body Works lotions and my new Aveeno lotion, but next I'll be sure to try this one out!

9. Band Aids. Luckily I haven't injured myself since I got this package, so luckily I haven't needed a Band Aid! But I did put some of them in the bathroom, some in my purse, some in my bag that I take to the gym with me, when I go....and places like that.



Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway Betzy! And for all my readers, it does pay to enter giveaways! I'm always like, I'm not going to win, so why should I enter? But guess what? I did win one. :)


XOXO,
Josie

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bad News and Good News

Hey guys!

I know I've abandoned this blog lately. Sorry! I just wanted to let you guys know that my posting on here is going to be VERY un often and I will mainly use this account to just follow my favorite blogs and not post on this blog very much. Also my YouTube channel (silversparklebeauty) will NOT have videos posted on it anymore. It takes up too much of my time to try and post videos, I am a teenage girl so I do have homework and sports practice and all that stuff. I may return over the summer, but for now my posting on this blog is going to be rare and my YouTube channel for all purposes will be deleted. Also the giveaway page on this blog is going to be deleted because it is to hard to keep up with. Sorry for all this bad news, but I do have one exciting thing to tell you guys! Beauty Scraps is hosting an AWESOME nail polish giveaway and I would love to share it all with you! Here is the link, hurry though it ends soon!

http://mybeautyscraps.blogspot.com/2012/10/101-follower-giveaway.html

And this my friends, is what you could win! Good luck to all who enter!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beauty Rave- White Eyeliner

Hey everyone!

I'm sure all of you lovely beauties in the beauty world have heard the rave about white eyeliner. Today I am going to share with you how it works, some ways to use it, and at the end of the post, some places to buy it. :)

PHOTO IS FROM: gorgeousshop.co.uk


White eyeliner can be used in many different ways, for your upper lash line, inner corner, lower lash line, waterline, tightline, under your brow bone, as a highlighter, and probably more ways! 

Here is how I use white eyeliner:
Every day I will line two thirds of my brows with white eyeliner. A trick of how to line is to place your index finger at the very start of your brow and then your thumb at the very end, then line the space in between it, but only the bottom! Then take your ring finger and gently blend out the color.

Another way I use white eyeliner almost every day is by putting on my inner corner, it works much better then a shimmery eyeshadow because a shimmery eyeshadow wears off easier then eyeliner does. 

Sometimes when I want my eyes to look bigger, I line my waterline with white eyeliner. Lining your waterline with eyeliner makes them look bigger and wider.

I've never tried lining my upper lash line with it, because I feel it's a more dramatic and noticeable look, and it doesn't look half as natural as black, gray or brown eyeliner does. 

You can line your tightline or your lower lash line, but just as with the upper lash line, I prefer not do this look. :)

I've heard people use it as highlighter too, and on their cupids bow, but I like to stick to the basics.


Some cheap places to buy white eyeliner for all my girls on a budget:
Walgreens, Jordana Cosmetics has a white eyeliner available for 99 cents and a mini one for 69 cents. 
Ulta, the brand Essence has a miniature white eyeliner for 99 cents. (Miniature meaning about half the size of a normal eyeliner.)
Target, Wet N Wild has one for around a dollar, I can't remember the exact price, but it's fairly cheap. :)


So have you tried white eyeliner? Do you like it? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below! 

Xoxo,
Josie


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(DELAYED) Back To School Ulta Beauty Haul

Hey everyone!

This is a really late post, but I've had the picture sitting on my iPod and I still wanted to post this haul, so even though it's late and I got these products almost three weeks ago. I hope it's okay that this post is delayed though. Anyways this was my back to school beauty haul from Ulta. My parents took us shopping for back to school stuff and I was given $30 to spend at Ulta, and this is what I got. It's only four things, but I think that's pretty well done for shopping at Ulta where they sell eyeshadows for $18.


The first thing I got is the Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner in brown, I'm not sure if there was a shade number or a number, because I threw away the packaging a long time ago and I can't read it my blurry picture (sorry for the bad pic!) and yeah. But the reason I got this is because I am almost out of my brown liquid eyeliner so I picked this up. Even though this is a liquid eyeliner, it comes in more pen form then a brush form. I do like it, but not as much as my Sally Girl brown liquid eyeliner.


The next thing I got is my L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche tinted lip balm. I got one of these for several reasons, number one it was recommend to me by one of the ladies shopping with me, and two I had heard of these and thought they sounded cool. If you ever used a Baby Lips from Maybelline, it's a lot like those except for the Colour Riche are more creamy and well, rich. :) Just like a lip balm or a Chapstick, it's very sheer. So go a few shades darker then your normally would. I would normally get the color Pink Satin or Rose Elixir, but I got number 219, Plush Plum which is the darkest shade they have, because it's so sheer. I do recommend these, and the best part is if you're one of those girls who is worried about touching up her lips in the car or in class or something because you're afraid it might get all over your lips or chin or something like that, you don't have to worry while using one of these, because they're so sheer it won't really show up on your skin.


The third thing I got is from NYX, it's their blue lip gloss. I've heard so many beauty gurus talking about blue lip gloss and how amazing it is, and I could never find one until I went to Ulta and really looked at the NYX section, it was kind of hidden the mass of their amazing beauty products. :) Anyways, what a blue lip gloss does, if you don't know is the blue in the lip gloss makes your teeth appear whiter. And the best part is, your lips don't actually look blue, they just like you have a clear lip gloss on it because it's sheer, but your teeth still look whiter! Don't expect for them to pearly white like snow if they're yellowish from or soda, tea, or coffee stains, but they will be a little bit whiter looking.



The last product I got wasn't actually a beauty item, it's a headband from the company Elle. I picked this headband up because of how pretty it was and how I thought I could wear it to the gym and everything. I don't regret the purchase because it was really pretty and I do like it, but it's itchy! Many of you know my obessions with headbands (my first YouTube ever.....my tweets....) anyways, I love headbands. My favorite accessory. I do tend to like the hard, formed, molded ones better, but I thought that this one is more of a stretchy one would be better to wear to the gym, and it is,except the little flowers and sparkles on it are really itchy. So just be warned of that before you buy this.


Okay, so that's my delayed Back To School Ulta Beauty Haul! Hope you guys enjoyed!

Love,
Josie

Saturday, September 8, 2012

10 Beauty/Fashon Gurus On YouTube

Hey everyone I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend so far and I thought today I would share with you my top ten favorite YouTube beauty and fashion gurus, in ORDER. :) I will link my top 3. :)

10. Lauren, lulux7000 she has amazing videos and I love them! I don't watch many people who posts adds on videos, but I decided to take a chance and watch a couple of hers and I really like them! The only thing that annoys me is her SUPER sillyness and her lack of posting, but hey, at least she made it on this list. :)
 
9.Ingrid, missglamorazzi. I also just recently started watching her videos and I like them, not as much as any of the other gurus I have posted under her name, but still enough to put her on this list. :) As I said, I only recently starting watching her videos so I don't really have much to say about her.

 8. Elise, TheBubbleGumPrincess. I love her videos because she uploads frequently and SHE has two kids she has to deal with while she posts videos. The only thing I don't like is how serious she is the most time (I mean she's funny, but not in the same kind of way that Bethany and Blair are) but I do like her videos.

 
7. Bethany, macbarbie07. I've only recently starting watching her videos and she reminds me a lot of Blair Fowler. I love her videos because not only are they good quality, but they're funny and quirky and silly, but still fun and informative.

6. Mindy, cutegirlshairstyles, Mindy uploads amazing hair tutorials every Sunday! They are always very pretty and fairly easy to do.


5. madiglam1, Madi's videos are great. They are interesting and she always looks great. She doesn't post nearly as often as Tori does, but she still manages to update frequently.  Check her out. :)


4. cutepolish, this girls nail polish tutorials are the bomb! Seriously they are incredible. Check 'em out.


3. Elle Fowler, AllThatGlitters21. The only reason she's not my favorite is because how much older she is then me, and how much more adult like and grown up she is then Blair. But otherwise, she and Blair are tied.

2. Blair Fowler, juicystar07. I'll be the first to admit she was the first YouTube guru I ever watched so she should be my favorite but she's not. The only reason she isn't my favorite is because of how un-often she posts and when she does it's mainly sponsored videos. But I know she is trying to change that and I am happy that she is doing that. She does awesome makeup tutorials and she has an amazing sense of style. I am even getting to meet her and her sister and get to/got to (can't reveal where I live) meet her at a book signing this month!

1. Tori, macup101. Her videos are amazing, nicely edited, very creative ideas, is a teenager, not like twenty, and is somewhere around my age. And she's REAL. She's not a girl with a million dollars to spend on as much MAC products as she wants, she has to save up her money and buy products. But my favorite thing about her is how often she posts, she posts about 5-6 videos per week. And I get so excited when she does because I LOVE her videos. Seriously everyone who is subscribed to me should go check her out, you won't regret it. She recently hit 2,000 subbies and I am so proud of her, I subbed to her when she had about 700 and have been watching her videos since about 200. The only reason I didn't sub right when I saw her first video is because I didn't have a YouTube account. I seriously think she could be the next Elle and Blair Fowler.


Love you all!
Josie

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bay Kennish Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!

So guess what? The return of Switched At Birth comes on tomorrow night! So I decided to do a makeup tutorial on one of the main characters, Bay Kennish! Bay Kennish is played by the lovely, talented and beautiful,Vanessa Marano. If you're looking for a special look to wear during the premiere, then why not try out this look? And just for a quick note, I do not own the photo above all. I got the photo from Google Images.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zUMGOGgaZiE/T4erNYMaL7I/AAAAAAAAACg/u0bzoTuz6dw/s1600/bay1.jpg

1.  Bay has very natural and flawless looking skin, but it's not caked on so much that you can tell there's makeup there. So for this look you probably don't want to use foundation, but a BB cream and then use concealer over any blemishes.
2. Use a very light colored peach eyeshadow,  I don't own this color, but I've seen photos of it and MACS Naked Lunch looks like the perfect color. Otherwise the lid color from Wet N Wild's Walking On Eggshell's trio, will do, although the look would be pulled off easier without sparkles in it. If you would like your look to be a little darker you can try MACS Brule.
3. Line your upper lash line with a dark gray to black colored eyeliner. Do a thicker line then you normally would, but not so much that it looks goth like. Then smudge it a little bit with either a smudging brush or your finger. Be careful not to smudge it so much that it looks like a smokey eye or that your eyeliner becomes your shadow, just a little bit so the line isn't as dark and popping out at you.
4. Line your tight line with black eyeliner.
5. Put a white eyeliner on your inner corner and then blend it out with your ring finger.
6. Apply one coat of mascara. Bay's lashes aren't very long and they don't pop out at you, but they're still there. They look natural almost, so apply one coat of your favorite mascara.
7. Line your waterline with a peach colored eyeliner.
8. On a flat brush eyeshadow brush bring some navy blue eyeshadow down to your lower lash line and line about one third to half of it, starting off with it darker and slowly bringing the color down.
9. Use a very light colored blush, I recommend Maybelline's Dream Bouncy blush in number 15, Rose Petal. I would prefer this color to be a powder blush instead of a cream blush, I feel as if it would pull together the look better, but this is what I'm going to have to work with.
10. Apply a light pink colored lipstick, and then a lip gloss over it, or just a lip gloss. I'm going to use the product I hauled a couple weeks Elf's Glossy Gloss in the shade Dragonfruit (I finally found the shade name!)
11. This step is optional. Bay has incredibly defined eyebrows. I personally do not fill in my brows or do anything to them except comb them all so all the hairs are going the same direction, but if you please, you may fill in your brows to match Bay's more.



Okay! So I hope this tutorial was helpful! I cannot wait for the premiere, there were so many loose ends left hanging and I hope this season will tie some of the off! And once again, I do not own the photo above. :)

Love,
Josie




Friday, August 31, 2012

My Current Lip Care Routine

Hey everyone!

I know I've been kind of sucky with posting lately, and trust me I'm on my YouTube, Blogger and Twitter often, I just don't post very often. I'm not exactly good at coming up with ideas and sticking to posting routines, but somehow I get more followers anyways, so I must be doing something right. So thank you. It makes me extremely happy when I do get new followers. :)

Today I will be sharing with all of you my current lip care routine, from when I wake up in the morning to the time I go to bed. I've been doing this lip care routine for several months now, with the occasional new product added/removed/replaced or something of that nature, but for the most part it's the same.


Morning time-getting ready: I apply a Chapstick first. My favorite is my mint one. Then I apply either a lipstick or a tinted lip balm. About every other day or so I will use a lip gloss as well.
Around lunch time: I will put on a tinted lip balm or a lip gloss, but not a lipstick, or a Chapstick.
Afternoon: I will put on a Chapstick, currently I have one that I got free from my country fair from some local business that I'm not going to share the name of for safety reasons but the flavor is supposed to be tropical coconut.
Dinner time: After dinner if my lips feel chapped I will use a tinted lip balm or a Chapstick. If I'm going somewhere nice, like dinner or a dance or something I will put on lipstick or lip gloss but normally I just use tinted lip balm or Chapstick. Normally it's Chapstick though.
Right before I go to bed: I will use the Chapstick Ultra Renewal Nighttime Formula. I showed this product in a haul. :) You can check out my review/haul on it here.



So this is my lip care routine, I would love to know what your lip care routines are. And of course I use Chapstick through out the day whenever my lips get chapped, this is just a summary. :)


DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. I am not being paid for this post. I purchased all products mentioned in this post with my own money.


Love,
Josie

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aeropostale And Forever 21 Mini Haul

Hey everyone!

Sorry I've MIA from the blog world lately, I've really been getting into my YouTube account. :) Plus I've been playing around with new makeup, had friends in town, and of course, shopping! Today I have a haul post for you guys. I was at my local mall today with my Mom because she needed to pick up a few things, and she offered for me to come with too! So I did. :) Because what teenage girl, especially one who runs a beauty and fashion blog, wouldn't want to go with to the mall? Anyways I only purchased two things because I'm trying to save money, so this is a really small haul, but whatever. So lets get started!

So I bought this cami from Aeropostale. I have a gift card to there, and figured why not? Stripes are really in right now and I'm going to see my BFF in a couple days, and wanted a new shirt. :) They also had this tank top available in a dark red wine color, but I thought pink was better looking on me, and more clean and fresh looking. Through all the discounts and sales and everything going on, I got it for about $8.

And then I got this Love & Beauty mascara for $1.50 at Forever 21. It's skinny, but it's tall, so it's probably on average a little smaller then the normal sized Covergirl mascara. On the box it didn't say the type of mascara, so I had to take a gamble with it being lengthening or volumizing (did I spell that right??) but I figured for a buck fifty, why not? I opened it up right after I snapped the photo and it's black mascara with a slightly curved wand. I put some on, but I couldn't tell if it were lengthening mascara or not (what I like) because I already had mascara on under it and to me it wasn't worth taking off. This was my first time buying ANYTHING from Forever 21 and I will definitely be returning, whether it be for clothes, makeup or jewelery. There prices are insanely cheap and to me it appears to be fairly good quality and really nice style and everything. Mom, Dad, Christmas presents maybe??


So for those of you who follow me on Twitter (@JosieSparkle1) you know that I went to MAC today for the first time in my life. Yeah....that didn't turn out so well. I walked into the MAC store, keep in mind this was in a mall, not a stand alone store like other MACS I've seen, so it was a bit smaller. Anyways, I was the only person in the entire store (my Mom was at another shop or whatever) besides the two workers. I'm not allowed to say my age, but it's not like I look like an adult. I'm not 17 or anything, I'm fairly short, and I can still fit into clothes from Justice. To some people I look way older then I am, to some, way younger. Anyways, I walked into the MAC and they asked me if they could help me find anything. I said I was just browsing. I looked around for a little bit, keep in my mind this was my first time ever in a MAC and realized that NOTHING had price tags on it, and I'm a girl on a budget (saving up my babysitting money!) so I can't just take products up to the register and hope my wallet has enough in it. I'm kind of shy unless I know you well, that's why I like blogging and the fact I'm not allowed to show my face to the camera in YouTube videos, I'm not the kind of person that will ask how much it is and then not buy it if it's too expensive. Like I'm also not the type of person to go into the Sephora and have them give me a makeover and not buy any of the products, it makes me feel guilty, like I did something wrong, unless I have friends with me, then I don't feel as weird or wrong. Anyways, I was in the MAC for all of two minutes. And then I left. I spent a greater amount of time later in the day in Sephora, but didn't get anything there either. I like Sephora better because they have price tags, but my favorite makeup store is still ULTA. So yeah, that was my MAC experience. If I need something from MAC, I'll probably order it online so it's less awkward and everything, or go to another MAC store and see if it's better. Or maybe go on a weekend where there's more people in the store, so I'm not the only one. I don't know you guys.

But anyways, as always thank you for reading! Please leave any requests down below.

Love,



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Elf Glossy Gloss Review + Update

Hey everyone!

So today I will be reviewing the Elf Glossy Gloss lip gloss. Today I be giving you a quick update on my life and where I've been these last few weeks! So lets get started with the review!

(sorry for bad photo quality!) So I purchased this Elf Glossy Gloss at the Dollar Tree. So therefore it cost $1. I normally wouldn't purchase a lip gloss from the Dollar Tree, just because I have lots of lip glosses and it would be a waste of money. But I don't have lip glosses from Elf and it was only a buck, so I figured why not? I'm not sure of the shade anymore because I threw away the packaging and forgot to write it down (silly me!) but I know it was the only shade they had available. I think it might of had the word dragon in it, but I don't know. Sorry!

One thing that really disappointed me about this product is the size of how much lip gloss you actually get. I was expecting it to be the full length of the box, but in reality what you can through the little window thing, is all you get. It's really tiny. I wasn't too horribly upset about it because I did only pay a dollar for it, if it were a MAC lip gloss or a NYX one or something like that I might of been more upset, but just be aware of this if you're going to buy this.

One more thing that surprised me about this product was the applicator. For some reason I expected it to be a felt tip sponge applicator, or whatever it's called, the standard brush. But it's really a brush tip applicator, which isn't a bad thing, but to be honest, I had never used one of these before, or even heard of them, so I was like what the heck? But it's all good now, I just want to tell you guys about that.


It doesn't have a bad taste, but it's not yummy either. It doesn't have a flavor, but trust me it's not bad. Once I got these one lip glosses that were themed after the TV show Glee, and they tasted SO horrible I wanted to vomit. Not kidding. Anyways overall I would give it four stars. It could be better, it could be worse, but for a buck it was money well spent. :)


So as many of you may know I was on vacation in California and Las Vegas. Me and my family flew into Vegas and stayed there for a couple days and then took a rental car to my Grandma's house in California. I had so much fun, I got to see my cousins and everything. The only bad thing was the rub/scab thing I got from the boogie board, but whatever. :) I got a chance to go shopping while I was there and I uploaded a haul video on my YouTube channel, so if you want to check that out, go right ahead! And please subscribe. :) There are 27 of you subscribed to this blog and only 3 on my YouTube channel. I know there must be more of you who follow this blog that also have YouTube accounts. :D Also, my Twitter account user name has changed from MisssSparkle to JosieSparkle1. I thought that might be a little easier to remember since my old one had an extra S in it and everything, plus I think my new name fits me a little better. :)

One other thing I found out on vacation is that it's funny how when you're little how much you idolize somebody and then you realize they really aren't the best role models. I'm not going to name names or even say how she's related to me (just in the rare miracle she discovers my blog) but I used to think of her as my role model, she's a family member. I used to think of her as the prettiest girl on the planet. But I recently saw her and my makeup savy self discovered that she wears literally a gallon of makeup on her face (mostly foundation), that her hair is died that pretty color, she's overweight, she doesn't wear a seat belt all the time, and yeah. Don't get me wrong, I still love her and I don't think she's a bad person or anything like that, it's just that I wanted to share that with you. She's still pretty and everything, but there is no way that she needs that much makeup. Seriously I'm not even joking you, she has SO much makeup on. You can 100 percent tell it doesn't look natural.

To all my dear followers,
Please don't ever wear that much,
Love,
me. :)

Anyways enough about my vacation, hope you guys are all having an excellent day! And I plan to post more often now that I'm back, what would you guys like to see posts on? Give me any ideas and I possibly do them. Thank you!

Love,
Josie (AKA Miss Sparkle)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Free Lotion From Bath And Body Works

Hey everyone!

If you go to Bath And Body Works Facebook page you can claim an offer from them for a free 2oz lotion from them. I think it's from their Paris line. :) Hurry up and get this offer, it expires soon!

Love,
Miss Sparkle

Friday, July 13, 2012

15 Questions We Are All Dying To Know Tag

Hey everyone!

I was tagged by Emily on YouTube. I didn't want to put the tag video up on YouTube for multiple reasons, so I'm posting it here. Her channel is EmilyCarlin215 and she is trying to get to 100 subbies! She is going to something very special at 100 subbies, and she'll give us a hint at 75. At the time of this post she's at 74. So please go subscribe to her, I really want to see the special video! Anyways, Emily is the creator of this tag. And I'm supposed to give her credit for it. So.....yeah! Let's get started with the tag! :)

 1. What makeup remover do you use? Water. Yeah, probably not the best thing, but I always take a shower before I go to bed and the water washes it off. And what it doesn't wash off when I dry may face it takes it off. But...when I do use makeup remover I use the wipes from Blum Natural and from Ponds. :)
2. Do you have any products you have used up? Yes. I am planning on doing a video of those things at then end of this month.
3. What is your favorite brand of brushes? I honestly don't use many brushes, I like using my fingers because then I feel like I have more control over everything. But I do use brushes. I can't remember the brand, but I have a set that I got from Big Lots for like three dollars that has like six brushes in it that work pretty well. Sorry I can't be more detailed!
4. What is your favorite lip product? Jordana lipstick number 01 shade Pink Flair. Is it weird I know that by heart?
5. What is your favorite hair product? Herbal Essences shampoos! I love all of their shampoos, they smell so good!
6. What is your favorite perfume/ body mist? Omigosh. There is this one that is discontinued, but I love it so much. It was from Hot Topic, and it was called like Midnight Mermaid. It smells SO good, like cake batter. I got it from a store that was closing down (permanently) and everything was discounted really cheap. So I used the tester and asked where I could find the bottle and buy it and how much it was. Guess what? They didn't have any left. So they let me keep the tester bottle for free! I never wear it because I want to save it. This might sound ridiculous, but I'm planning on saving it for my wedding day...whenever that will be. :)
7. What is your favorite nail polish? Sinful Colors in the shade Frenzy. I don't know the number of the top of my head, but it's so AMAZING!
8. What is your favorite magazine? Teen Vogue.
9. What is your favorite print from Vera bradley? I don't have anything by Vera Bradley, so I honestly wouldn't know. Sorry!
10. Show your favorite pair of shoes. Well this is a blog post, not a video....so I can't really do that without inserting a picture (and I didn't think of that before I wrote this) but probably my black boots from Bear Paw or my shoes I showed in my Memorial Day Weekend Haul. :)
11. What is your favorite shirt? I love my gray and blue striped shirt from Op. And my gray and white striped racerback shirt from Express. I love stripes.
12. What is your favorite purse brand? Um...I don't like to spend hundreds of dollars on designer purses. I don't go to Coach or anything, so Target? I normally only buy one purse a year though. I'm not a huge purse girl.
13. What is your favorite gum? 5 Cobalt.
14. What is your favorite deodorant scent? Degree Girl Just Dance.
15. What is your favorite MAC shadow? Ugh. This sound stupid for a beauty obsessed girl like me, but I've never stepped foot inside a MAC before. I want to go really badly, but my closest one is like forty five minutes to an hour away. :(


So I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! Please credit EmilyCarlin215 from YouTube though. :) And please sunscribe to her as well!

Thanks,

Love,
Miss Sparkle

Sunday, July 8, 2012

10 Easy Ways To Be Healthier


Hey everyone!

Today I thought I would do a post on 10 simple ways to improve your diet. Just like with my post about sunscreen, SPF and sunburns, I have to turn this in as a project, but thought that it might be somewhat useful to this blog since beauty has to do a lot with health. The healthier you are, the better skin you have, the better looking skin you have, etc. So please enjoy and I will get back to more beauty related posts and posting more often soon. Thanks so much!



  1. Change the peanut butter you buy to a natural kind: instead of buying Skippy Creamy, buy Skippy Natural Creamy (less preservatives and added sugar).
  2. Change your soda to a less sugar version or natural soda. Instead of buying Sprite, you could buy Natural Sierra Mist. Or instead of buying Pepsi, you could buy Pepsi Next, or buy soda by a natural soda company, such as Hansen's Natural. But, not drinking soda at all is the best way to go.
  3. Keep healthy snacks on hand instead of junk food ones. Instead of filling up on candy, chocolates, cake or other junk food, try getting strawberries and dipping them in chocolate sauce or putting a little spritz of whipped cream on top.
  4. Instead of going out for milkshakes, go out for smoothies! Or better yet, make your own smoothies. They have the same consistency of milkshakes, are fruity, yummy and healthy!
  5. Instead of buying 'juices' like Kool Aid or Hawaiian Punch, buy V-8 Fusion juices. They have both fruits and veggies blended into the drink, but you can only taste the fruit.
  6. Limit your nights eating out. Eating out to a lot of families is second nature, but really it's bad for you. You have no control over what ingredients make it into your food and body. Plus most restaurants serve high in fat and calorie food. Another bonus is that you'll save money too!
  7. Color your plate. The more colors on your plate, the more vitamins are in the meal, so the healthier it is.
  8. When at the movies, try staying away from the concession stand and eating before you come. If you can't stand not having anything from the concessions stand, buy a pack of gum and a water bottle instead. And if you decide to get that movie theater popcorn ask for no butter flavoring (really just an icky liquid poured on it) or very little.
  9. Make things from scratch. Buy less processed foods and make your own. Instead of buying bread, make your own loaf. It's better for you and cheaper, too!
  10. Buy organic,natural, or local products. Buy from stores such as Trader Joe's to get healthier choices and more organic options. Farmers markers and growing your own gardens are excellent options as well.


Sources:sacrededenblog.com, sparkpeople.com, dairydelivers.wordpress.com, theredneckprincess.net,


Love,
Miss Sparkle

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Favorites!

Hey everyone!

I KNOW I don't have a picture for this favorites post and I'm really sorry. And I know I didn't have one for my May favorites either. I'm sorry. I feel like I keep making excuses to you guys. Last time I was leaving to go on vacation, and this time I already am on vacation (for the 4th!) and I don't have all my favorite products with me (just what I need to do my normal makeup.) :D So once again, I'm really sorry, but I'm just going to have to list my favorite products here instead. :)

EYES:
Covergirl Lash Exact mascara (black)
Sally Girl liquid eyeliner (brown)
Claire's pink eyeshadow
The Color Workshop brown palette and pink palette

FACE:
Blum makeup removing face wipes
Kiss My Face Balancing Act Toner
Oatmeal face soap (I got this from my grandma in a box, it wasn't wrapped so I don't know the name)

LIPS:
Chapstick Renewal Night Formula
Chapstick peppermint flavor
Maybelline Baby Lips
Jordana lipsticks

HAIR:
Suave mousse (I don't have it with me and I can't remember what it's called, but it's in the pink bottle! I've only used it once or twice, but I already like it!)
Headbands!
Bobby pins! (I know this sounds stupid, but I used to use clips instead and now I'm loving bobby pins!)

FASHION:
Stripes
Ruffles
Tank tops

OTHER:
Twitter
YouTube
Warm weather!
One Direction <3
Braided hairstyles
Swimming!

I hope this was an OK post for not having a picture and I will try and talk to you guys soon!
Love,
Miss Sparkle


Friday, June 29, 2012

25 Follower Thank You/Q&A

Hey everyone!

I just reached 25 followers and am so excited! I started this blog less then six months ago and it's incredible to have already reached 25 people who read my blog regularly. It really makes me happy. :)

So I decided as a thank you to all my lovely followers, that I would do a Q&A.  Have you ever had any questions you've been dying to ask me? Leave them in the comments below or tweet them to MisssSparkle (yes there are supposed to be that many S's) and I will do a post in a week or two with my answers.

Thanks again to all my lovely followers and please leave requests in the comments below as well, I need some posting ideas!

Love,
Miss Sparkle

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Truth About Sunscreens, SPF, And Sunburns

Hey everyone! Since it's summer and people are spending a lot more time outside, I thought I would share with you some things about sun care, plus I did this as project for something, and thought that skin care is related a lot to beauty (who wants ugly skin?) so I decided to copy and paste what I wrote for my project onto here. :) Enjoy! PHOTO CREDIT: Google Images


THE TRUTH ABOUT SUNSCREENS, SPF'S, AND SUNBURNS




What Does SPF Mean?
SPF stands for sun protection factor. Some people like to call it sunburn protection factor.








The Good Side

Waterproof sunscreen is actually water resistant. There's no need to reapply it every half hour.

There is no need to buy any sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher. SPF 30 blocks 97 percent of the rays and SPF 50 blocks 98-99 percent of the rays, so there is very little difference. You're paying more for something that will protect you almost the same. Anything higher then SPF 50 is working the same as the SPF 50.

Reapply sunscreen every two hours normally works best to ensure full coverage.

If you have an SPF 15 on, that means that you can be in the sun for 15 minutes before the sunscreen starts to wear off.




The Bad Side


Zinc oxide a chemical in most sunscreens could react with sunlight and create a chemical reaction that releases free radicals – molecules that are often attributed to causing cancer.

Dr. Yinfa Ma at Missouri University of Science and Technology tells us that the research about sunscreen being harmful to our bodies is still in the early stages and for now continue wearing sunscreen and limit your time in the sun until more research can be done.

The higher the SPF, the more chemicals in the sunscreen.


I hope this post was helpful to you guys and please leave a comment below! Thanks!
Love,
Miss Sparkle! 
 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm Nominated For An Award! And Some Of You Are Too!

Hey everyone!

Melody over at Just MelodyT has nominated me for 2 awards! Thanks so much for nominating me!
RULES:
1. Link back to whoever nominated you.
2. Write 9 random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 9 bloggers.
4. Let everyone know when you nominate them. (Leave a comment on their blog, email them, etc.)
5. Make up 9 questions for them to answer.
6. Answer the questions that have been given to you.


 Here are 9 random facts about me:
1.At the moment I am wearing pink, orange and white zebra print socks.
2. My favorite numbers are, 15, 17 and 25. Don't ask me why....I really don't know.
3. My finger nails have purple nail polish on them.
4. The last book I read was Sweethearts by Sara Zarr (I highly recommend!)
5. When I was little, like 4 or 5, I loved M&M's (who doesn't?) but I wouldn't eat the brown ones. Let's just say my parents got to eat a lot of brown M&M's when  I was a little kid.
6. If I was allowed too (meaning that it was legal, and my parents would let me) I would have a sea otter live in my house. I am in love with them!
7. I've never ordered anything from an As Seen On TV commercial. 
8. Popcorn makes me sick to my stomach (I think it might be all the butter.)
9. I started this blog in February 2012, not even half a year old yet!



Here are the questions I have to answer:
1. What is you favorite book of all time and why? Oh! Tough one. I love reading, especially YA books, so this is really hard! I love Delirium by Lauren Oliver, The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Set in Stone by Beth Balmanno, there's so many choices! I honestly don't think I can pick! :)
2. What is your dream vacation destination? Paris. All the fashion, the Eiffel tower, their food, the Louve (art museum) oh and romance! It would be lovely. :)
3. What is your favorite TV series? Omigosh. This is almost as hard as picking a favorite book! I love Dance Moms, Tia & Tamera, I'm addicted to Make It Or Break It (off the air, but I can stream it from NetFlix!)
4. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive. Who would it be? Josie Loren probably (she plays Kaylie on Make It Or Break It.) Oh! Or maybe Helen Keller, I've always admired her. :)
5. What is your favorite recipe? Baked Spaghetti. Look it up online, it's so good! I don't really know how to describe it! :)
6. Do you have any special talents? If you guys didn't already know this, I'm a gymnast, so I guess maybe being flexible?
7. Do you have any pets? Four kitties and one fish. (The fish has been alive for 4 years, and it's one that I got from Walmart!)
8. What is your favorite movie of all time? Soul Surfer is pretty good, so is The Vow, I love Beauty And The Beast though. :)
9. What item in your make-up bag could you not live without? Mascara! I think all of my readers know that, but mascara. It's what makes my daily look look complete.


Now for all the blogs I nominated, here are the questions they have to answer in a blog post on their blog. :)
1. What song is your current favorite?
2. Do you buy clothing/jewelry/makeup online or in store more?
3. Do you have/need glasses or contacts?
4. What is your favorite vacation you've ever been on?
5. No matter how much to try to change up the color, what color is on your nails the most?
6. What are you listening to right now? (example, the keyboard clicking, the TV, my Mom cooking, etc.)
7. Favorite app? 
8. Drugstore makeup or high end? 
9. Do you have any fun summer plans you're looking forward too?


Thanks everyone! And if my blog post doesn't do a good job of explaining everything, head over to Just Melody T because her blog explains it a lot better! :)




I nominate:
A Complete Waste Of Makeup
Blush Crush
Ballerina Beauty
Beauty By Krystal 
Glam Polish
Lipgloss Lily 
Style Choice 
Sugarpuffish
What's The Gloss? 


Thanks you guys! 

Love,
Miss Sparkle

 

 

 


Monday, June 18, 2012

WORLWIDE Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

Today I was checking all the new blog posts I have to read and I found a GIVEAWAY being held by one of my favorite beauty blogs (no joke!)

This giveaway is open WORLD WIDE and has 15 beauty items. If you would like to enter, go to this link: http://glitzglambudget.blogspot.com/2012/06/worldwide-giveaway.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+glitzglambudgetblog+%28Glitz+Glam+Budget%29


Thanks for reading and I will have a real blog post up soon!

Love,
Miss Sparkle
Note: This post is not sponsored, but I did get extra entries for posting about the giveaway. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lip Product Haul!

Hey everyone!

I have a haul for you, and it's all lip products! I didn't mean for it to be a lip only haul, but it just kind of ended up that way. :) Once again, like all my hauls, there's only a couple of items. And yes, I have used them. :) But that's only so that underneath the picture and description of what the product is I can sort of do a mini review on it. Get it?  Just like in one of my hauls a few weeks ago, I did get these products at a very discounted price. I bought them for a closing K-mart store in my area where the products were 60 or 70 percent off the clearance price. I don't know the exact price because my products were put on the same receipt as the rest of my families and my Dad kept the receipt but I know the lipsticks ended up being around 75 cents and the Chapstick was a little bit more then that I think.Anyways lets get started!

PRODUCTS I GOT:
2 Jordana lipsticks
Chapstick Renewal Nighttime Formula (0.25 oz.)


We can start with the Chapstick. This is not a roll on Chapstick, it's a squeeze on tube. Basically what you're supposed to do is put it on every night before you go to bed. I don't put it on until after my teeth are brushed and my last sip of water has been drank, because I think it's silly to then waste the product and have to reply it. Especially if there's only a quarter of a ounce in there. I hate having dry, cracked, chapped lips, so I really like this formula. It's stays on most of the night and into the morning. The first night I had it on it was still there the next morning, like I could still feel it on my lips, but then some nights (mostly the warmer nights) it will be gone in the morning. My lips will still be moisturized, but the actual product won't be there anymore. I think I might of just rubbed it off on my comforter or something, or maybe licked my lips because I was hot or something? I don't really know.. I'm getting off subject.

This is just a picture so you can see the shades. I really should stop using a purple background because it makes the shades look several times darker then they currently are.....but whatever. The shade on the right is 03 Cherry Pie. It's lighter then it looks but not by a ton. It's a nice mix between a pink and a red. These are not matte lipsticks, but they still go on incredibly smooth. And one thing I love about Jordana lipsticks are that they are how good they taste. They don't taste all chemical and dye like, they don't have a lipstick taste. They taste like fruit, they have flavors. 03 Cherry Pie tastes like fruit, it kind of really does taste like Cherry Pie! Now I'm not saying that they're Lip Smackers or anything like that, nowhere near that much flavor, but they still have a yummy taste to it.

The lipstick on the right is 16 Rose Beige. This color is once again lighter then it appears in the picture. It's a light color, and it almost the natural shade of my lips, a little bit lighter actually. I could apply it and look like I don't have lipstick on, which I like. If I want something smooth and tinted, without having a neon pink lip or a red lip, I could wear this. This lipstick tastes good, but not as good as 03 Cherry Pie. It has a more faded taste, but I can still taste a little bit of fruit punch.


Thanks so much for reading! Have you tried any of these products? Do you notice that Jordana lipsticks have a flavor to them also? Or is it just a scent and my brain is confusing the two? Let me know!

Love,
Miss Sparkle


 



Sunday, June 3, 2012

May Favorites!

Hey everyone!


Today I'm posting my May favorites. I normally include a picture of all of my favorite cosmetics from the past month, but I can't today. I'm going on an overnight trip to a water park tonight with my family, but all my makeup is already packed up. Plus my iPod (what I use to take the pictures) is dead and charging. So I'm really sorry that you guys don't have a visual, but I wanted to get this post up today before it was already Monday, the 4th day of June!

EYE FAVORITES:
Covergirl Lash Exact mascara
Sallygirl liquid eyeliner (brown)
Wet N Wild Color Icon pencil eyeliner


FACE FAVORITES:
Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush
Geogirl tinted moisturizer (medium)


LIP FAVORITES:
Peppermint flavored Chapstick
Maybelline Baby Lips
Jordana matte lipstick (01 Pink Flair)


NAIL FAVORITES:
Sinful Colors (Frenzy)
Sally Hansen (the sparkly red color, mine is so old the ink saying the color has worn off)
Essie (Downtown Brown)


 OTHER FAVORITES:
Twiiter
YouTube
One Direction


Thank you guys so much for reading! Again I'm SO sorry I don't have a photo! Please forgive me. :)


Love,
Miss Sparkle!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Neutal Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! Today I will be doing a neutral eye makeup tutorial. This I think looks good on any eye color. I have blue eyes and it looks nice, and I think it work especially well on brown eyes. Let me start off with an apolgoly and warning first. The photo is quality is going to be REALLY BAD, I'm SO sorry about that. Also, the warning is that the palette I'm using is almost gone. Not because I used it all, but I dropped it on the tile floor in my bathroom one day and half of colors just broke out of the palette and crumbled up on the floor. So I had to vacuum and everything....anyways... the palette is from LA Colors (avabile at The Dollar Tree) the palette that I have they don't carry anymore, but I think the name of the palette is Trendy. It was all browns, tans, bronzes and other like colors. So let's get started!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1. A neutral/brown palette or a bunch of neutral/brown eye shadows
2. Two or three applicators or clean fingers
3. A flat thin square makeup brush (example the MAC 212)
4. Water or a damp cloth
5. Eyeliner
6. Mascara


 Step 1. So really any neutral shaded palette will work, I just used this one because the colors are almost gone and I'm trying to empty out the palette. The palette is actually a little bigger then this, but I just zoomed in because these are the only colors we'll be using. If you prime your eyes then go ahead, but I normally don't because primers are so expensive.

Step 2. Take the second top left color and go over your entire eye with it. It's actually a lot lighter then it appears, it looks a lot like MAC's eyeshadow in the shade Honesty. Brush the neutral light color all over your entire eye. You can use whatever brush you would like or an applicator, I normally wind up just using my fingers instead.

Step 3. Take the middle color from the second row and put that on the inner half of your eye. A color that looks a lot like it is Champagne from Smashbox, just without the sparkle and glitter. It's a very orange-y brown color. You can apply this with whatever you like, I personally like using my finger to apply all of my eye shadows.

Step 4. Take the right color from the second row and apply that on the outer half of your eye and up a little bit towards your brow. Not up up, but just kind of winged out a little bit. It's a lot like the last color but darker and more brown tinted then orange tinted, a lot like the color Adobe from Smashbox. Once again you can use whatever you please to apply this eyeshadow, I personally prefer my finger.

Step 5. Blend the outer color with the inner color in the middle of your eye so there aren't any harsh edges for where the colors meet. Then using the same brush, brush some of the eye shadows that winged up a little bit and brush it down more towards your lid.

Step 6. Brush one light dusting of the top left color onto your brow bone if you please for a highlight color. I don't usually use a highlight color, but sometimes I do. The highlight color looks a lot like the lightest color avabile in the trio from Covergirl, Golden Sunset.

Step 7. Using the water or damp cloth go under and around wiping any excess eyeshadow off of your face.

Step 8. Line your eyes with your favorite eyeliner. I was using a gray/black pencil the few days that I was testing out this makeup look, but I'm thinking a brown eyeliner would look even better. As far as brown liquid eyeliners go, one of my favorite cheap ones is from Sally Girl.

Step 9. One or two coats of mascara. If this is going to be for a daytime look (i.e school, babysitting, a family reunion, going to the lake, etc.) then you probably want one coat of mascara but for a nighttime look (i.e a date, a school dance, a party, etc.) then you might want two coats of mascara.


I hope you enjoyed this look and please tell me what you thought of it in the comments. Did this look turn out for you? Do you want more tutorials? Please let me know!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How To Find Your Natural Blush Color

Photo from makeupplace.com


You might spend a lot of money on blushes that just don't look quite right on you. It's too dark, it's too light, it gets stuck on the brush, it won't go on the brush, the possibilities are endless! Instead of wasting yet even more money from your wallet, learn which blush color suits you best first. Try some of these ways to find your natural shade, and then compare it to some of the shades at the store. 


1. Run on the treadmill for a while until you start to feel out of breath and thirsty, then run to the bathroom mirror and see your natural blush shade.
2. You might have to save this one for winter, but if you do still happen to have snow (Alaskan folks maybe? Greenland?) you could try this. Go outside and walk around your block and then come inside. Immediately look in the mirror for your natural blush shade.
3. Pinch your cheeks with your fingers for 15-30 seconds. For some reason I normally do seventeen, but that's just me picking a random number. Anyways, this should show you your natural blush color.


If you still aren't sure what your natural blush shade is, and you don't want to wear blush that is too dark, then stick to simple light colors so it won't look overdone/too dark. I use light blush anyways because I don't like the affect of dark blush on my cheeks. One of my favorite light blushes is the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal, I think it's number 15 but I'm not 100 percent sure.

I hope this helped some of you guys. A tutorial on brown eye makeup is coming up soon!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nail Polish Giveaway Alert!

Hey everyone!

This is just going to be a real quick post, but I wanted to tell you about a giveaway at the blog Glam Polish.

Glam Polish is giving away nail polish from China Glaze's upcoming collection, Safari. The shipping is only to the USA (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) and Australia, but for a good portion of my readers those shipping rules should be okay to deal with.

If you would like to enter her giveaway, click here.

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

This post is not sponsored and I am not getting paid to do this post. I did however earn extra entries for posting about this giveaway.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jordana Matte Lipstick Review

 Hey everyone!

A few weeks ago I bought a new lipstick from a brand I personally had never heard of before, Jordana. It is a matte lipstick, which I don't normally buy, but I love this one. It's so soft and smooth on my lips, I might consider buying more matte lipsticks. Mine is in 01 Pink Flair.I got it from a sale at a closing K-Mart, but even with out the 30 percent off, it still would of only been a couple bucks.


PROS:

*Is a very nude shade on my lips (even though it appears very bright pink against the purple background)
*Is very soft and smooth
*Tastes like cake batter
*Was cheap 
*It's a clear tube so I can see the color

CONS:
*It's so soft I feel like one time I'm going to break the top of the lipstick off
*The way that the tip is sharpened, it's not more slanted towards one angle, I can't ever decide which way to use it

Overall I highly recommend this product and am excited to get more products from Jordana. 

Have you ever tried a Jordana lipstick or lip product? What about anything from Jordana? Have you ever even heard of Jordana? Let me know!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

P.S Don't forget to go and check out my new YouTube channel-silversparklebeauty! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

YouTube Channel!

Hey everyone!

So guess what? I made a YouTube channel! I am not forgetting or leaving this blog in anyway though. I will still post on here more then I will on my YouTube channel. The channel is for doing videos that would be to long (too many pictures) to be a post, like my first video on there. I did a video about different kinds of headbands. Click here to see my first EVER YouTube video.

If you read the bottom description bar below it will explain why the camera is shaking and the quality isn't the best, but I will say so on here as well. It's my brother's iPad. I am planning on getting a camera or a laptop with a built in camera soon, but for now I'm just going to be using a camera on either his iPad or my iPod.

Thanks so much everyone!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Combined Mini Haul

Hey everyone! With in the last week I've purchased three beauty items from various stores and thought that it would be nice to show you. All of these items I got for super cheap, either because of the brand or a sale. I have tested most of these items so that I can give a mini review on them. So lets get started!
Curel Daily Moisture Lotion. This is just your typical lotion, but it's a travel sized bottle. I'm not going to use it for travel though, I just threw it my purse, so now I have a lotion to bring with me everywhere I go! My hands get really dry and I never have lotion in my purse. One of my local K-marts is going out of business and is having a big sale, everything in the store was discounted by a lot, so I decided this would be a perfect time to pick one up. After all the discounts and everything, it only cost 69 cents plus tax. I think that's a pretty good deal.


 NYC Nail Polish. It's number 119 in the color Black Lace. Believe it or not, I didn't have any black nail polishes in my collection! Well I did, but they were all the super tiny brushes used for doing striping and black tipped french manicures and stuff. I also had some black nail polish pens, but not a regular sized bottle. I got this from Target, it was 94 cents plus tax. I figured for a color as simple as black, I didn't need to buy a more expensive brand (Sinful Colors, Essie, etc.)


Jordana Lipstick. I had never heard of this cosmetic brand before (call me crazy for not knowing every brand!) so I wanted to try it out. This is number 01 in the shade Pink Flair. This is a matte lipstick, call me crazy (sorry I keep saying that) but I didn't know that until a day after I bought it! I've used this lipstick a few times and it is so soft on your lips, it also (to me) kind of tastes like cake batter flavor. I love this lipstick so much and I think I might even like it more then my other favorite brand of lipsticks-NYX. This lipstick I also got at K-mart, so it was incredibly cheap. It was only $1.24 plus tax.

This is just a close up of the lipstick. It's a light tinted pink color (it just looks really bright pink against the bright purple) but on my lips it appears as a way lighter pink then it really is. I think it's just because my lips are naturally dark, or darken then a lot of peoples, but I'm not sure. Either way I really love this brand of lipstick and am hopeful that I will be able to find this brand again at another store that isn't closing.





Have you ever used any of these products before? What do you think about Jordana cosmetics? What about matte lipsticks? Please share your comments below!

Thank you for reading!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Stripe Rite Nail Polish Review

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would share with you guys one of my current favorite nail polish brands! The nail polish is by It's So Easy and the line of nail polishes are Stripe Rite.

Photo from nailsmag.com


This nail polish has extremely small tips so they're perfect for doing french manicures, striping work, detailing or complex designs. The cost for them is about $3.50 depending on where you bought them and everything.

I own these nail polishes in just plain old white and black. I got them as a Christmas or birthday present, so I didn't get to choose what colors I purchased. But those probably would of been the colors I would of picked anyways.

I love doing stripes or french manicures with the white because the brush has such a small point. The only negative thing I would have to say is that sometimes the bottle can be hard to get a grip on since it's so small.

Overall I highly reccomend this product, although I 'm not sure where they can be purchased, as I said before mine we're a gift to me. I know you can order them on sallybeauty.com though.

Have you ever tried Stripe Rite? What other thin tipped nail polish brands do you use? Or do you prefer nail art pens? Let me know in the comments below!

Love,
Miss Sparkle!
Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Beauty Tag

 Hey everyone! 


If any of you watch juicystar07 on YouTube, then you've probably seen her do this same tag. I thought it would  be fun, so here are my answers!


GREED: What is your most expensive and least expensive beauty product? My Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is probably my most expensive (about fifty dollars) and I don't know what is the least expensive, but probably a Wet N Wild nail polish or eyeliner, maybe an NYC one.
WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love hate relationship with? Lip liners. I love them sometimes because they make your lip color stay longer, but I hate actually lining my lips. I feel like it makes my lips the size of clowns. I just color them in sometimes.
GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products? Well I don't eat any of my makeup or perfumes or anything, so I don't know how they taste.... But probably this mint flavored Chapstick I have.
SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness? I don't know if there is one. I like to feel good so if somethings bothering me, I fix it. I take showers when I need to (which everyday other my hair becomes a greasy mess) I brush my hair when it's tangled, I put on Chapstick when my lips are chapped and I reapply makeup before I go anywhere important. I would have to say nail polish. If my nails chipped, I wait until the next morning to fix it normally, unless of course I'm going somewhere important or it's like a whole nail has been chipped off. One of my bad beauty habits is picking off my nail polish though, especially in times when I'm bored.
PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most confidence? I don't know honestly. Probably mascara or eyeliner. Without one or the other I look like I've just gotten out of bed.
LUST: What do you find most attractive about the opposite gender? I don't know to be honest. I guess their hair maybe, but only if it's styled, not messy, styled.

ENVY: What beauty products would you most like to receive as a gift? Probably anything from MAC or Sephora, this might sound horrible but I've never had anything from either of them. Otherwise I would like some more lipsticks from NYX, a good concealer or anything with sparkles!




Thanks so much for reading! I tag all of you beauty bloggers (fashion bloggers could do it too I guess) to do this tag! 


Love,
Miss Sparkle!

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Monday, April 30, 2012

April Favorites

Hey everyone!

It's the end of April and today I'm going to show you my April favorites. These are all beauty products.


Sorry for the bad picture, but I couldn't get everything into one picture unless I turned the camera (well my iPod actually but...) upside down. Also the lighting was hitting the products kind of weird, but whatever.

EYE PRODUCTS:
Eyeliner from Wet N Wild, mine is the color Charcoal. I really like this basic charcoal color, it's great for not only your lash line but your waterline too! Except it does fade off your waterline after a while, but so do most eyeliners.
Liquid eyeliner from Sally Girl. Mine is just a plain old simple brown. This eyeliner has become my new favorite and I've used for three days in a row!
Covergirl Lash Exact lengthening mascara. This mascara is my favorite mascara-ever! I don't like volume mascaras, only lengthening ones, so this one is perfect. It has a lot of mascara in it and has lasted me for a few months using it everyday and I'm still nowhere near done with it. You don't even need eye makeup remover, it comes off with just water.
Claire's eye glitz. This is just glitter for your eyes. I like it, but the only thing is it that it doesn't go on very easily without taking away part of the shadow beneath it. So then you have to reapply the eyeshadow which then covers up a good portion of the glitter. But I do love this glitter palette, because it has so many colors and the colors look really good on my eyes.
LIPS: Baby Lops my Maybelline lipstick/chapstick. I really love this, but I can't decide if it's a lipstick or chapstick! It moisturizes my lips really well, but it colors like a lipstick. I guess maybe it's a tinted lip balm?
Peppermint flavored Chapstick. It's my all time favorite Chapstick. It might of been a limited edition because I got it a few years ago during Christmas time, but I still have a lot left and it's not moldy (I've never seen moldy Chapstick though...) or gross or anything.
NAILS:
PURE ICE nail polish. This is light light coral colored pink and could be used for the base of a french manicure if you wanted a darker toned light pink. It's number 795CP, China Girl. I currently have this color on my finger nails and love it.
Wet N Wild nail polish. I've had this pink color for a long time and the writing has worn off so I can't tell the number or the exact shade, but during late March early April I rediscovered the color and love it. It's a very pretty pink, looks great on fingers and toes, but especially pretty on my toes. :)
Sinful Colors nail polish. This is number 922, Frenzy. It's a purple/blue glittery nail polish. I love it!
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish. This is in number 200, Strobe Light. It's a pink tinted glittery nail polish. You can tell I love it, because I've used half the bottle.


Thanks so much for reading my April Favorites! I'm sorry I didn't have any face products in this favorites, but any face products I got during April I've gotten within the last week and haven't had a ton of time to explore them. So sorry about that!



What are your favorite April products? Have you tried any of the products listed above? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below! :)


Love,
Miss Sparkle!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Giveaway At The Do It Youself Lady!

Hey everyone!

I wanted to real quick blog about this awesome giveaway. It's at Do It Yourself Lady. If you love nail polish then this is the perfect giveaway. She has either a collection of nail polishes she's giving away or you can enter to win single bottles.

I love entering giveaways and I'm sure all of you do too! To go to the exact page with the giveaway, click here.

Love,
Miss Sparkle!

Note: This was not a sponsored post, but by posting about the giveaway I did earn an extra entry.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ulta Beauty Haul

Hey everyone!

This afternoon I was at Ulta Beauty and picked up a few things. I only got three things, I was on a quick time schedule, but that didn't stop me from grabbing some awesome beauty products! Today I actually took pictures, yes I took pictures. I didn't find them on Google or anything, I actually took them. They aren't the best quality since I took them in the sunlight from my iPod, but they're better then nothing. Next to each picture I'll list what it is and why I got it. Also, I know a lot of beauty bloggers/vloggers don't use the product until after they post their haul. Yeah, well I didn't follow that rule exactly. I didn't use the first one, but the last two I did use.


These are just your basic cleansing and exfoliating facial sponges. They were by the checkout and in order to reach ten dollars to get my $3.50 off (I had a coupon) and these were only a dollar. So I figured why not. I've never exfoliated before, so I'll see if I like it or not. The price of these were $1.19.

This is a NYX lipstick in the shade Peach Bellini, the number is 593A. It's your basic coral lipstick. I've heard a lot of good things about this lipstick on YouTube and wanted to try out some of NYX's lipsticks. I really love this lipstick and it is BEAUTIFUL. The only negative thing I would say about it is that kind of dry, if that's the word. It's not creamy like a lot of other lipsticks are. The price of the lipstick is $3.99 which I think is on the cheap side. :)




This is a tinted moisturizer with an SPF of 15. It's by some company I've never heard of called geoGIRL. To me it sounds like some makeup brand for 8 year olds or something, but they had a lot of what I consider 'big girl makeup' they had concealers, tinted moisturizers, mascaras and even brow gels. So, I don't know. Anyways I needed a tinted moisturizer, this one I saw and liked so I bought it. The shade is medium which matched my skin pretty good. It cost $5.39. 




Do you guys own any of these items? How do you like them? I know I did a sort of mini review on most of them, but do you want reviews on any of them? If so please tell me in the comments below.


Love,
Miss Sparkle!