Mother’s Day is around the corner – a little over a week away on Sunday, May 10th! If you’re shopping for a mother, grandmother, or other mother figure in your life, there’s still time to pick up a sweet treat or two. If you’re in need of some ideas, I’ve compiled the ultimate Mother’s Day beauty gift list, and think you’ll find some great choices that are sure to please.
Since their shipping takes about a week or more, it might be a bit too late to order anything from ColourPop, but it’s a brand to keep in mind if you’re looking to treat yourself. ColourPop is budget beauty at it’s best, and they have some cute sets available. The Not A Box Of Chocolates ($30) set of six eyeshadows is adorable! I just might treat myself to their new highlighters, which are $8 each.
For individual colors eyeshadow and lipstick colors ($5 each), my recommendations for ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are Quiche and Amaze, and I Heart This is a fuchsia lippie must have.
3. A Beauty Blender
The Beauty Blender is a must have miracle sponge that makes your foundation look like skin, and never cakey. This is a nice treat to give to any beauty lover. Now, the Beauty Blender is available with a fancy stand that is all kinds of irresistible ($29). It’s super bling-y and cute!
4. Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquers
Who doesn’t love a good mani or pedi? I have to say the new Butter London Patent Shine 10x ($18) polishes I just reviewed are allllll that (and a bag of chips) and a total splurge-worthy treat for some lucky mama.
5. A Few Great Brushes
Brushes are my favorite gift to give and receive, and the e.l.f. Studio brushes are some of the best in the beauty biz. There’s a set available for $30, which is a great deal for some fantastic Taklon brushes.
6. Scentbird Subscription
For just $14.95 per month, you receive a 30-day supply of the perfume of your choice with your Scentbird subscription. In terms of subscription boxes, this is one of my favorite ideas, and who doesn’t love perfume?
7. Michael Todd Soniclear
This is definitely a luxury item, but my Michael Todd Soniclear ($149) is essential to my skin care routine. It takes exfoliation to the next level!
Do you have plans for Mother’s Day? I’m going to wear a cute sundress and go out to lunch with Andre to our favorite burger joint, and that is an awesome Mother’s Day in and of itself.
I love a good smoky eye and especially so when it’s a good smoky eye with a pop of color on the lower lid. I haven’t taken proper photos of NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid, but it surely one of the most gorgeous aqua shadows I’ve ever seen. This is the only Prismatic Eyeshadow I own, but needless to say, I’m going back for more!
Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!
So, you’ve purchased a light brown lipstick, and you’re wondering what to do next. Let’s face it, sometimes a plain old light pastel lip color can seem intimating, but they don’t have to look like light pops of lipstick on your face. A light lip color is actually handy to have in your makeup collection, and I’m going to show you 3 ways to wear light brown lipstick.
Obviously, I do not recommend using the same lipstick between your lips and your eyes, but a dedicated tube of a creamy lipstick is actually a nice base for your matte shadows. I use it sparingly, and keep the cream to the lid only.
Pat on your matte shadow, and hello, enhanced eyes!
What are some of your favorite light brown lip colors?
Who doesn’t love a shiny nail polish, especially one that you don’t really have to worry about touching up with a fresh layer of top coat every day. That’s what you’ll get with these luxury nail colors that live up to the Butter London reputation of excellence.
Under the rectangular cap you’ll find the darling nail polish applicator.
Butter London Patent Shine 10x is chip-resistant, offers full color coverage, protects, smooths, brightens, and strengthen your nails. Butter London Patent Shine 10x nail polishes are 7 free, meaning they are free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, and xylene.
I received 4 colors to swatch, here’s a close look at these gorgeous shades:
Her Majesty’s Red
Over The Moon
Butter London Patent Shine 10x polishes give you up to 10 days of solid wear, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to go 10 days without changing my polish color. I lasted for about 5 days and found that I didn’t have any chipping, and the polish I used (Shopgirl) was intact save for tip wear.
Tip wear is the bane of my nail polish experience, but it’s not uncommon. I’m not sure if it’s the polishes, or the fact that I’m constantly pounding my fingers on a keyboard, but tip wear happens. It’s not my favorite thing, but I find that capping my nails does help the issue.
Butter London generously offered two sets of these polishes for two lucky Painted Ladies readers to win. Entering is easy! Simply fill out the Gleam widget below. This contest ends May 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST and is open to residents of the USA. Good luck!
When I read nothing but positive reviews about the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Milano Eyeshadow Palette, I of course made it my mission to track down this bargain beauty favorite.
Being that it can be a challenge to track down Wet n Wild products, I searched high and low in many Walgreen stores in my proximity. It was only after I made it to a highly reliable Walgreens 60 miles alway that I found a display full of these neutral, shimmery palettes.
Some are saying this $8 palette is comparable to the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but more favorably. I own the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and have to agree that the Wet n Wild version is definitely easier to work with. While the 10 eyeshadows in the Wet n Wild palette are equally pigmented and easy to work with, I’ve always found Urban Decay shadow a bit more challenging. They’re pigmented and blendable, but maybe a little too blendable, if that makes sense.
The Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Milano Eyeshadow Palette contains a nice mix of shimmery and matte colors.
The palette includes a dual-ended brush, which isn’t the best, but also not that shabby. One end is flat for patting the shadow on your lids, and the other is for blending.
This is netural shimmery eyeshadow love right here. I’m really impressed with this quality. I can’t say the same for other Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow palettes I’ve used in the past, but Milano hits the mark! If it’s a problem for you, be aware that this palette contains Dimethicone.
Because this palette is so awesome, I picked up another to giveaway to one very lucky reader! To enter, fill out the Gleam widget below. All ages can enter, and the giveaway is open to the USA. This giveaway ends Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST.