Wednesday, October 30, 2013

4mm Black studs from Born Pretty Store{Pictures + Review}

Hi Beauties!

I love how simple these Nail art Studs are but how different they can make your manicure look. You can really get creative with them. I chose to do a quick simple manicure, I paired Loving me by Pure Nail Lacquer with a matte topcoat...Um, it was love at first sight. 

Purchase: Here 

I am really happy with them but since my nails are on the small side they do stick up a little on some of the corners. No big deal but I might like something a little smaller in the future. I will keep using them since I think they are a great nail art extra and the problem isn't big enough for me to stop using them. 

 PR Sample
Don't forget to use code: LAMG10 for a discount when checking out!

Do you like using these kinds of studs?

Weight-loss Wednesday: My update and tips

Hi Beauties!

It's been a little while since I posted about my weight-loss or anything to do with it since sharing my story.
If you want to check that out to see where I started: My Story
I post more often about weight-loss on instagram, so go follow if you would like.

Onto my update. I am doing good. I have 3lbs to lose before I hit the 40lb loss mark! I cannot believe it. I am so proud of myself and never thought I could do this. I am smaller all over and feel like a totally different person. I love who I am and how strong I have become.

A few random Tips:
WATER! LOTS OF WATER! Let it be majority of what your drinking. 

Set small goals. I have never focused on one big number. I always set small goals that are usually 5lb goals. Our bodies are all different. A number doesn't mean anything, its how you feel. 

Rely on friends and family
They are there for you and support you. I couldn't of done what I've done if not for them. They helped push me and they were there any time I wanted to go run or walk. Don't be afraid to ask for help. 

I am still new to how I want to post on my weight-loss and tips so if you like this, please let me know! I want to help and motivate or just be here to listen if needed.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Born Pretty Store: Feather Decals{Pictures & Review}

Hi Beauties and Happy Tuesday!
Its a beautiful sunny day here in Washington but chilly! How is it where you live?

My new love is adding rhinestones, decals or studs to my nails. I am not very talented in the freehand nail art area so I love that you add other stuff to jazz up your nails. 
Working with Born Pretty Store has made my obsession with nail art supplies grow. They have SO many items to choose from and are very budget friendly. 

Feather Nail Decal retail for $.99, yes only .99cents! 
They are so easy to use and so pretty. I definitely want more. 

Basically, they are a temporary tattoo but for your nails. You dip them in water for about 10 seconds then apply to your nail. Hold a paper towel over to soak up any of the excess water, take off paper and bam you got yourself a pretty little feather decal. Add topcoat and your good to go. Easy. 

Polish color is Give Peach a Chance. 

PR Sample

I really love how easy to use and how pretty they are. I say for how cheap they are, try some for yourself! I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Use the code:  LAMG10 to get 10% off!

Have you tried these types of decals?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wantable Box Review

Hi Beauties!

Until I got a email to review a Wantable box, I had never heard of them. After reading about them and getting familiar with the site, I was really excited about it because they don't just have one type of box. There is 4:
  • Makeup
  • accessories
  • Intimates
  • Limited Edition Halloween box

How cool is that?!
You can subscribe for $36 a month or a one time purchase of $40 so it is a higher priced box subscription. Honestly, for me it would be one I would splurge on here and there.

Choosing the box I wanted to review was hard but since I am so into accessorizing lately, I thought it would be fun to see what I get. I would also love to see a makeup box though.

Here is a card with a little more about it:

Upon opening, I was already excited. The survey I took definitely reflected in what I got. 

I love these hoops. Great for dressing something up at any time of the day! They are simple yet elegant. 

This necklace was a bit out of my comfort zone until I wore it! I actually love it with a simple black top. there is one link that wasn't connected when I received it so I am hoping I can fix it permanently without breaking it totally!

and a scarf, Oh ya! I am all about scarves so this was my favorite. Its really pretty and lightweight. I love the blues and green color together. I am not sure about the design. I just don't know if its supposed to be something or just a random design. Either way, I love it.
I have heard mixed reviews since getting this but I am totally pleased with the box I got. I thought it was fun and it was me. I will wear every piece and often. Its just one of those boxes you'll have to try for yourself and see!

Check our for more information.
PR Sample

What do you think about the Wantable box?

Friday, October 11, 2013

L'oreal Magic Nude Foundation. {Before & After Pictures + my thoughts}

Hi Beauties and Happy Friday!

I was sent a bottle of L'oreal Magic Nude foundation from SheSpeaks to try out and review. I have heard tons of things about this but never willingly went out and bought it. It is supposed to go from a very liquid foundation and turn into a powder finish. It didn't really interest me just because I thought it being so liquidy like water, it wouldn't cover my imperfections. Glad to be able to try it!

 PR Sample
My thoughts after the pictures

My thoughts:
It does give you that powder finish which I liked. Didn't think it would be that intense but it really was. I tried using my fingers the first time I wore it and didn't like it. I am not a finger using person though. If I am in a rush with some bb cream I will but I prefer brushes any day. Next time I chose a stippling brush from real techniques and I loved that way. You have to be very careful our it can turn very streaky. Start by using very little. It goes a long way. As for coverage, I think its decent. It got rid of most my redness and I didn't feel as if I needed concealer everywhere on my face. 
Also, if your oily like me, don't forget primer! Without it, it wore pretty quickly and got a little patchy. It only lasted me a few hours before I had to touch up or turn into a blotchy mess. That was the downside which makes me iffy to purchase it in the future. 
To sum it up:
Do I like it? Yes
Would I purchase it? Probably not

It just doesn't go above and beyond like other foundations I use. 

PR Sample

Have you tried this foundation?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Color Club: Williamsburg

Hi Beauties!

This past year has really opened me up to nail color choices I thought I use to hate. Blue being one of them. Since starting to wear them more and more, I now think I need every version. I can't believe I used to hate blue on my nails! 
With that said, I have a GORGEOUS blue to show you. Perfect for Fall time.
This is from Color Clubs new collection Girl About Town 
Retails for $8.00

 PR Sample

Its a sparkly navy and just stunning when on. It was opaque for me with 2 coats and lasted through the 2 days I kept it on. If your a blue polish lover, you will definitely want this in your collection!

If your not following me on instagram, you should! I post a lot of polish pictures that don't get posted on here :)
IG: mirandasmakeup

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