Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How To Find Your Natural Blush Color

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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!

Miss Sparkle!


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.

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.


*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

*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!

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!

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!

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.

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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 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!

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! 

Miss Sparkle!

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