Sunday, June 30, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish

Revlon ColorStay™
Longwear Nail Enamel

Welcome to Sik's Glamness in July! These posts in July will be an assortment of Makeup, Skincare, and Fashion. I guess that really isn't different than the usual posts, I guess the difference will be the frequency and the Glam Factor. The first post is on Revlon's ColorStay™ Longwear Nail Enamel!

Here's the Skinny on it from Revlon:

ColorStay™ Longwear technology seals nails for up to 11 days of lasting color and gel-like shine

- Unique double barrel brush allows for smooth, even, precise application.

(You can see this unique brush really good in the clear Top Coat.)

- Available in 30 gorgeous shades plus a top and base coat.

- No light required

I have always been the biggest fan of Revlon Nail Polishes out of all the Drug Store brands. I actually even prefer it to most of the high end brands, and Sik knows a good polish when she uses one. I don't claim to be the best at painting my nails, but I am getting better as I practice.  I have started to paint my own finger nails and I am actually having a lot of fun with it. I always found that Revlon nail polishes were the most user friendly and had the most fabulous finish. I always thought there brushes were different than the other brands, but I didn't think too much in to it. After all, it is just Nail Polish!

When I saw that Revlon had come out with ColorStay™ Longwear Polish, I bought it instantly.  I saw them in the store Gleaming and I was instantly intrigued that it claimed to be long lasting and leave a gel like finish. I will say this, It defiantly last a good solid week on my nails and that for me is Loooong. I usually chip in a day with any other polish that I use. It also leaves a nice shine that gives it that Gel like Finish.

Besides the base and the top coat, I only have four out of the 30 colors. I would have more, but I had got so many polishes in the beginning of Spring when I had that "Spring Fever" going. I want to at least try some of those out before I buy more of these. And I WILL be buying more of these. The colors are Amazing.

Here are the Colors that I have:

"090 Sorbet" Honestly the Best Orange Nail Polish
I have Even Seen! I love Wearing it with my Orange Lip Gloss!

"100 Buttercup" It is the perfect Summer Yellow!

"Naturally Tan" This one had No Number. I think it was a Limited Edition!
I got this one for a Neutral Color. It is the Most Beautiful Tropical Sandy Beige!

"140 Fall Mood" It's funny because I got this one for the fall and than I
saw the name. I knew it was Meant to be!  It is the most beautiful Shimmery Fall Brown,
even though I have already rocked it this past week.

Here are the Colors Swatched!
I have "Fall Mood" on in the Picture!

I love these polishes and I love how long they stay on. I also have the base and the top coat. I don't use the base coat. I never use base coats, but I think the Top Coat has a big impact on sealing the polish to that gel like finish. I also use my LED light (from my at home gel polish kit) to speed up the drying process. I know those are typically only used for Gel Polishes but a very experienced Nail Artist told me that I could use it to speed up the drying time on some normal polishes and it worked.

Final Thoughts:
 I am so excited that I have started to do my own Nails. Please be dubious of Nail Salons that you do not physically see the Nail Technician pull the instruments that they will be using on you out of the autoclave in the appropriate sealed bag. I only go to Nail Salons for Pedicures. I could never do my own feet, and frankly I don't even want to learn. Plus honestly, I kinda go sometimes just for the foot massage. Hope you enjoyed and Welcome to Glamness in July. Think of it as my Christmas in July to you! Sik is keeping you Glam this July!



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mac All About Orange Collection

ALL About Orange Collection

Being that it is Summer and Orange is one of the Hottest Colors of the Season. I could not help myself from picking up something from the MAC "All About Orange Collection". Their were several Lipsticks, Lip Glosses, Nail Lacquers, Blushes and an Eye Quad to choose from in the Collection. A lot of it had sold out at my local MAC store, but luckily the Lipstick shade that I wanted was still in stock. After trying it on, I just had to get a matching Lip Glass from the Collection for an extra pop of Glossiness! Here is a link to the Collection so you can check it out

I got MAC Lustre Lipstick in "Tangerine Dream" and MAC Creamsheen Glass Lip Gloss in "Rising Sun".

"Tangerine Dream" Lustre Lipstick

"Tangerine Dream" Swatched

"Rising Sun" Cremesheen Glass Lip Gloss

"Rising Sun" Lip Glass Swatched
Over "Tangerine Dream"

Final Thoughts:

I thought this Collection did Justice for the Color Orange. I think Orange is a hard color to get right in Makeup and I think MAC did a spectacular job! The Summer is the perfect time to wear Orange, especially with a golden tan. I absolutely adore how the Lip Glass looks over the Lipstick! I would have bought a blush from the collection, but I am sort of "trying" to be on a Makeup Purge right now and I am also saving my "Makeup Allowance Money" for the bigger MAC Collection that is Launching later this Month! I cant wait, I hear it is suppose to be good...:)



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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NuFace Trinity Review

NuFACE Trinity

Just 5 Minutes to a Better Face.....

Treating myself to Spa appointment is a given when I go on vacation. I was so happy when I arrived at my resort to learn that they Spa was owned by a very luxurious Skin Care Line. After having a massage and not being very impressed (I get a massage weekly, so it takes a lot to impress me), I decided since it was only fair to have a facial before I judged the Spa. That would only be fair since they were known for their Skin Care Line..;)

Now I barely get facials, maybe two a year. I honestly think they are a waste of money, IF & ONLY IF you are taking care of you skin on your own in the proper manner with good products. I think they are are only necessary if you have some sort of condition that you need treated like acne for example. I only get a facial if I have an event to go to coming up and I don't feel up to doing it myself. I have gone to spa's just for special treatments like peels and microdermabrasion, but I really did not see a difference after besides my skin feeling smoother and softer for about a day or two. Perhaps, I will feel differently as I age.

The facial that I had at this Spa was very very nice (I was Very Impressed) and it left me glowing for days. I would defiantly say that the products were nice, but they didn't entice me to buy any on my vacation. I was more interested in what I knew had made my face look so much more refreshed. Especially being so jet lagged and tired, I could really tell the difference after. It was the NuFace Microcurrent Toning, Lifting, Firming Device that they used on my face.  I have studied creams, lotions and potions enough to know what had done it. And I knew what I would be buying, The NuFACE Trinity

It Comes with the NuFace Trinity, Charging Stand, Charger,
& the Gel Primer that you MUST use with the Device!

The Gel is Very Silky Smooth and has no Smell at All

Here is the Skinny on the NuFACE Trinity:

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device continues the tradition of bringing microcurrent technology into the palm of your hand. As the first and only hand-held microcurrent device FDA cleared for at-home use, NuFACE lifts, tones and contours the face while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using the same technology used by aesthetic professionals, you can regain firmer muscles, tighter skin, lifted brows, contoured cheekbones and a more defined jaw line in as little as 5 minutes a day. It’s like having your very own Pilates trainer for your face! I would highly recommend going to their website for more information and to BUY THIS

You Might be Wondering; What is Microcurrent?

Microcurrent technology is one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry and is used in top spas and medical offices for facial toning, tightening, and firming of aging skin. It’s a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a healthier, younger looking appearance. The results can be so dramatic that microcurrent treatments are often referred to as “non-surgical face lifts.”

Features of the NuFACE Trinity Device:

Interchangeable attachments provide multiple therapies with one device
Easy to use push button controls
Smart Skin Sensor to guarantee correct amount of current with every skin type
Audible indicators let you know when to move to the next treatment area
20 minute automatic shut-off and recharging cradle
Hydrates and revitalizes resulting in smoother, softer, more youthful skin

How to Use the NuFace Trinity:

I could explain to you how to use the NuFace but I honestly think this video is the best way to explain it. Even I watched it with all the information that came with the NuFACE before I used it. It also best explains how you can do either the 5 minute Basic Treatment or the 15 Minute Advanced Treatment!

I found this video on YouTube and found it so helpful to explaining how to use it

Final Thoughts:

I have been using My NuFACE now for about a week now and I have used it twice. When I had asked the aesthetician at the Spa how often at home I should use it if I were to buy one, she said once a week. I think I had gotten a little "NuFACE Happy" when I got it home and did it twice in one week. It is hard not too, since you see the results immediately and it is so easy to do. You do one half of your face at a time, and you can honestly see the difference between the two before you do the other side. I cannot wait to try it on my mother!

What I like best about the NuFACE is that is is giving me LONG TERM benefits. I really don't need to use it that much at my age for immediate benefits but I will use it once a week for the Long Term Benefits. My favorite part about it, is that I get a bit of upper eye lid swelling from allergies when causes my eyelids to puff, thus they drop a bit on bad days. Nope, not anymore when my NuFace. You hold the device right under your eyelid and it INSTANTLY lifts it. My last and final words are; Why did I not know about this until now??!!



Monday, June 3, 2013

NYX Parallel Worlds Collection City of Bones

NYX Parallel Worlds Makeup Collection 
Inspired by 
The  Mortal Instruments 
"City of Bones™"

***UpDateThere are Still NYX "City Of Bones™" Collections available. I just saw them Yesterday 8/3/13 at Ulta Cosmetics Store. Get it before the Movie Drops Soon, so you can wear it to the Movie. How Cool!!!!!!

First of all you might be wondering what is "The City of Bones™" that NYX did a collection around. It is is an highly anticipated movie that is coming out this August 2013, based on a Series of Books. Basically in this book "City of Bones™" which the movie is based on, the character Clary Fray's mother is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon. Clary, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, finds out truths about her past and her bloodline on her quest to get her mother back! This ultimately changes her entire life. I would encourage you to watch the Movie Trailer. It looks pretty intense, just like the Collection!

More Packaging Pictures:

Now on to the Makeup Collection:

I could not control myself from buying this collection! Not only from the sheer fact that it is based on a World Wide Best Selling Book, but from the how cool the packaging was. In fact, it has just came into Ulta that day and there were no signs or display up yet. I just was browsing the NYX section as I usually do and and saw it sitting there on an end cap. I was like what is this beautiful creature??!!

Now here is the Skinny on what is in it:

1. Look Book

There is a Detailed Day &
Night Look Book

2. Smokey Shadow Palette

Smokey Palette

Colors Swatched in Order in Palette
Note: The Brown Tone (2nd From Right) is More Brown in
Person. I am just Tan!
Colors Smoked out on My Arm!
Blend Well but stay Put!

3. Soft Matte Lip Cream

Lip Cream in Instanbul!

The Lip Cream is Definitely Matte! Its a Nice change from a Lip Gloss.
It is like Lip Gloss Meets Matte Lipstick! Very Pigmented
(True to Color) Love..:)

4, Boudoir Mascara

Le Frou Frou Mascara is for Volume and Length

Nice Brush Wand Head and the formula seems Non-Clumping!

5. Powder Blush

NYX  in Pinched! They Make the Best Blushes!

The Color Pinched is the Most Beautiful
All Year Round Pink! 

6. Studio Liquid Liner

The Color is Extreme Black

It has a Nice thin Brush for Precision!
The Formula Dries Fast so be Prepared to Work Fast
or Use Cotton Q-Tips Soaked in Eye Makeup Remover for
Touch Ups!

7. Jumbo Eye Pencil

The Color is Cashmere! Its the Best!

If you Love Cashmere, Light Golden Tones, Nudes.
This IS for You!

Final Thoughts:

I was immediately drawn to this Collection by the Packaging and than upon reading it, the Movie. It only got better when I got home and discovered that the Blush that it came with was my Most Favorite Blush by NYX and I had been wanting to get another one in case they stopped making it. Than I discovered that the Lip Cream that it came with, I had it another color "London" and loved it so much. I am pretty sure that I had "Istanbul" (that the collection came with) but never got around to trying it and gave to a friend. So how happy was I to get it back in a way! It was like "what goes around, comes back around"!! I also had been wanting to buy the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere and that was in there too! This Collection was Too Perfect! I am going to do a Day Face Look this week and Instagram it!