Check Out These Super Cute ImPress Press-On Manicure For Halloween

For a quick and cute Halloween nail art look the latest collection of ImPress Press-On Manicure is perfect! The Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection has 6 themed designs and the three shown here are just so adorable aren’t they?!

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Nails Halloween 2014 Collection

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection

The styles shown above are Sweet Pea, Treasure Island, and Dazzle Me.

I love using the ImPress Press-On Nails when I have a bad break or don’t have time for my own nail art. They only take a few minutes to apply and they last a full 7 days for me. There are tons of different styles, plain colours and patterns. They also come in a variety of lengths so you can find your best fit. You can read my previous post on how to apply them and find your best size here.

These Halloween ones are really cute and have some sweet designs that I could never draw myself. There are also three other designs that are a bit spookier. I snapped a few pictures on my cell phone from the set I was wearing the other day. They were a little too long for my taste so I trimmed and filed them after I applied them.

Broadway ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection: Hollywood Satin

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection: Hollywood Satin

Do you see my awesome pumpkin mug in the background? How cute is that!

All of the Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection are cute, festive, and perfect for the holiday. I hope you all have a great Halloween, eat lots of candy, and stay safe!

The Three Best Halloween Nail Polishes

One of the best nail polish brands out there is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line. The polishes are awesome opaque colours and dry in 60 seconds. They only need two coats (sometimes even one if you’re lucky) and they always deliver bold pigmented shades. I love how quick and convenient they are, and the range of colours is really great. You can see the whole line of shades here.

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

The Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection consists of three perfect polishes for the holiday. They are only $4.95 each so you’ll have to scoop them up quickly before they’re gone. The three shades are  Pumpkin Queen, a perfect medium-toned orange, Night Fright, a shiny jet black, and OMGhost, a crisp bright white.

Swatches of the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

Swatches of the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

They’re all awesome on their own but they can also be used for some cute Halloween nail art ideas. I’m thinking a ghost with the white and black for the eyes, or a jack-o-lantern with the orange and black.

All three of them are super opaque and only needed two coats for perfection. I probably could have gotten away with just one quick coat but I was being extra careful so I went with two. The brush is pretty large and has a rounded tip, which I love. It covers my whole nail in one stroke so application couldn’t be easier!

October 2014 Topbox

I got my October 2014 Topbox a few days ago and I wanted to share the exciting goodies that were in it. I used to have a subscription a few years ago but gave it up when I started getting way too many repeat products. Now I’ve heard that if you get a repeat you can email customer service and they fix it for you. With that in mind I decided to re-subscribe and I have to say I couldn’t be happier with my first box!

Topbox delivers 4 deluxe beauty product samples right to your door for $12/month. It often has full size products thrown in there too, and there are some specialty boxes you can pick from as well.

October 2014 Topbox Contents

October 2014 Topbox Contents

The items I got in the October 2014 Topbox are pretty great. Check out my thoughts on them below!

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution: This makeup cleanser is great for sensitive skin and can even remove water-resistant makeup. It’s a pretty nice solution and it won an award for Chatelaine Magazine’s Beauty 100. It’s high end, good quality, and definitely something I wouldn’t purchase for myself on a regular day, but to get a deluxe sample size (100ml) is a really good treat. It retails for $21.95 for the 250ml bottle, so to get 100ml in my Topbox is a pretty great steal.

China Glaze Seas The Day Nail Polish: This is a full size polish which typically costs about $10. To get it in my Topbox is amazing, and it happens to be an awesome colour too. It’s a medium red-pink hue and it looks great for both Summer and Fall. I’ve already worn it twice and I really love how opaque it is. It’s bold without being bright, and the formula is fantastic.

Lancome Genifique Yeax Light-Pearl: This is an illuminating youth-activating serum, which is pretty fancy but not necessarily for me. I’m still young so samples like this get passed along to my mother. Still, I can’t afford Lancome products on an average day so it’s kind of nice to get to check one out without spending the big bucks. This retails for $88 for the 20ml product, and the sample size I was sent is only 5ml, but that’s still a great deal to add in the Topbox.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara: This was the most exciting thing in the box. I adore this mascara and love getting the trial size tubes to throw in my purse. It’s Benefit’s #1 mascara and it really is no surprise why. This mascara gives me perfectly defined, dark, long lashes every time and never clumps or flakes. It’s probably the best mascara I’ve ever used and somehow I keep getting by on samples. Lucky me! You can read my past review on the mascara here. They’re Real! Mascara retails for $29 for an 8.5g tube, and the sample size I got is 3g.

The items in this month’s box had a broad range, which I like. I wouldn’t want all four to be eye products or face creams, so this one was perfect because it had a little bit of everything. To have a full size China Glaze nail polish in the box already made it worth it to me. That polish is about $10 depending where you buy it, and for me it’s pretty hard to find China Glaze polishes in any stores anyways. I also had just finished my travel size tube of Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara and was debating on buying a full size one. This Topbox really hit the spot for me with those two products, and the other two were nice bonuses.

Do you subscribe to Topbox? Did you like your box this month?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Essence 3D Eye Shadow Packs a Lot of Shimmer

Recently I was the lucky winner of a generous giveaway on Batting a Lash, which is a great beauty blog that just celebrated 5 years of blogging! Congrats on the milestone Jill!

Part of my awesome prize were these two Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos, which I have never tried before. The amount of shimmer in these is crazy, I can totally see why they get their 3D name. These look like something from outer space with the sparkly formula and intense shimmer.

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

The pink duo is 03 Irresistible First Love and the brown duo is 09 Irresistible Chocolates. Both duos are fairly light in colour but when you apply the shadow you can build it up and layer it for a more opaque look. I can see both of these being used individually or with other shadows to create a complex shimmery look. I will definitely be trying out some cool combinations with these.

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

At first I thought the shadows might be a little on the sheer side but I was pleasantly surprised to see how opaque the colour is. It’s hard tot ell in photos because of the shimmer but all of my swatches are very pigmented. Overall these eyeshadow duos were a really exciting thing to find in my prize pack, since I’ve seen them on shelves a million times but never tried them out for myself. Thanks again Jill!

Have you guys tried the Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos?

 

The Body Shop 2-In-1 Smoky Gel Liner & Brow Definer Is My New Obsession

I am not an eyeliner girl at all. I have zero artistic skill and cannot manage to draw a straight line for the life of me. Gel liners, liquid liners, you name it and I’ve tried it. I just can never seem to master the simple flick of a cat eye or steady my hand for a swipe of liner. That all changed with the new gel liner from The Body Shop.

The Body Shop 2-In-1 Smoky Gel Liner & Brow Definer is a gel formula that is enriched with Community Fair Trade Marula Oil. It can be used for eyes or brows, but since I never touch my brows I’m only focusing on the liner use. It comes in black and brown, both classic shades. The formula is smooth and creamy, and it applies so easily.

The Body Shop 2-in-1 Gel Liner & Brow Definer

The Body Shop 2-in-1 Gel Liner & Brow Definer

The packaging is really cool too. The brush is hidden in the cap and can be attached to the cap to create a handle. The brush part is actually more of a rounded brush point so it can be used along the side edge for a skinny look or the flat side for a thicker, wider look.

The liner lasts for quite a long time. I love that because once I get it right once it will stay all day and I don’t need to reapply. Although I typically struggle with any and all eyeliner, this one is different. I was able to do a perfect swipe along my lash line with no smudging, no missing spots, no problems at all. It takes me a matter of seconds and the result looks great and lasts for hours. What more could you want in an eye liner?

The Body Shop 2-in-1 Gel Liner & Brow Definer

The Body Shop 2-in-1 Gel Liner & Brow Definer

I can’t believe how easy this is to use. I’ve been wearing it every day and am amazed at how great this product is. I never used to think of The Body Shop for makeup but now I’m pretty enticed. If this was so great then I’m sure there must be other cosmetics I’ll enjoy too. If you want to buy the 2-in-1 Smoky Gel Liner & Brow Definer online or read more about it then check out thebodyshop.ca now.

Sephora Wishlist: Fall 2014

Another season has come along and I have been switching up my outfits to go with the cool weather, but my beauty routine is still leaning towards summer. I have started wearing a few seasonal lipstick shades, such as these beautiful berry picks and these classic nude lipsticks, but that isn’t enough.  I’m ready for some Fall looks and new products to try, so naturally I’ve been browsing Sephora online in my spare time.

I have been eyeing so many pretty products lately and I just don’t know which ones to splurge on. My bank account says none but that probably won’t happen, so I want your help. Here are a few of the beauty products I have been daydreaming about, so if any of you have these items (or other suggestions) please share your thoughts in the comments. I need a full team of beauties to help me pick my next purchase!

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Color Stick, $35. First of all the packaging of this is beyond adorable! I can’t get over how cute and chic this looks. I love the little coloured tip to show the shade, and the silver tube is so stylish. I would love to walk around with one of the babies in my purse, but there are nine pretty shades and I can’t decide one which one I want. If you’ve tried one of these which shade do you like best?

2. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $48. I recently tried my first Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows and I fell in love, so now I want to try more shades. This palette has some great Fall colours that I could use for day and night looks.

3. Prada Candy Florale, $85. I love the original Prada Candy fragrance and I like florals, so this seems like a combination i would definitely enjoy. Plus I’m ready to switch up my Fall scent for something a little bolder.

4. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $26. Chapped lips aren’t cute so a lip polish would be great to gently exfoliate and keep my pucker smooth and soft. This sugar scrub has real brown sugar crystals and shea butter, so it helps nourish dry lips and refresh them.

5. Clinique Cheek Pop, $24. These blushes look so bold and bright, and the floral pattern is so cute. I have heard great things about these so I am definitely interested in trying one out.

There you have it, my wishlist for Fall. You can find all these products to browse at or buy for yourself at sephora.ca so check them out and tell me what you think! Have you tried any of these beauty products? I really want to hear your thoughts, or suggestions for other products, to switch up my Fall look. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my picks!

A $10 Hand Cream You Can’t Miss

Cooler weather can bring some beauty problems that nobody wants to deal with. Dry skin, chapped lips, frizzy hair.. With windy weather and colder temperatures we might require a little extra TLC to stay beautiful but don’t worry, I found something you won’t want to miss. The Body Shop Hand Cream comes in a cute $10 travel size tube and it’s a total skin saver.

The Body Shop Hand Cream

The Body Shop Hand Cream

These hand creams are enriched with Community Fair Trade Shea Butter from Ghana and are super lightweight. They aren’t greasy or oily, and have a gel-like feel. The silky smooth formula comes in eight core scents, including some of my personal favourites like coconut and pink grapefruit.

The scents are light enough that they don’t overwhelm you but they still leave a lovely fragrance to enjoy. The formula absorbs quickly and sinks right into my skin. And the foil tube is great because it gets all the cream out and doesn’t fill up with air like typical plastic tubes.

Oh yeah, did I mention the best part? The Body Shop Hand Creams are only $10 for a 30ml travel size and they seriously last forever. Check out all the different scents here at thebodyshop.ca to find your fave.