When I think of the word Nillionaire I think of all the songs I know that contain the word “millionaire”, but the meaning is quite the opposite! According to all things Internet, a Nillionaire is a person without a penny to their name. I’d venture to say that any Nillionaire that has this eyeshadow has more than enough! It’s sparkly, shiny, glittery ,goodness with a smattering of purple reflects glitter for good measure.
Nillionaire reminds me of So Quiche, which has a similar purple reflects glitter. The difference is the sparkle, and Nillioniare is loaded with much more of it, plus it has a deeper bronze tone.
Nillionaire is the shadow I will definitely wear all Summer! I am a huge ColourPop fan and this is another great bargain beauty best buy. I never have a problem with fall out from ColourPop shadows and find the best results are when the shadows are applied with the pad of my ring finger with an eyeshadow primer worn underneath.
My Final Thoughts: It’s bronze, sparkly, has purple reflects glitter, and is completely fabulous. Yes, you DO need ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Nillionaire! Stay tuned for more ColourPop Summer 2015 swatches!
Today isn’t just another holiday, it’s Memorial Day. In honor of past, present, and future members of the armed forces, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices made to protect the USA. Thank you.
It was a random Tweet by Murad Skincare that reminded me of sage beauty advice from Dr. Howard Murad himself. I had the pleasure of interviewing him some years ago, where he touted the benefits of eating raw vegetables, fruit, and drinking plenty of water. It was the best beauty prescription I’ve ever received!
That memory got the wheels in my brain turning, and I thought to pose this question to my fellow beauty bloggers, who are filled with a wealth of beauty knowledge. Their responses about the best skincare, hair, makeup, and nail advice are entirely enjoyable and I’m thrilled to share this post with you. Thank you, ladies!
Read on to find out the best beauty advice from beauty bloggers!
In the short amount of time I’ve owned the Wet n Wild Milano eyeshadow palette, it’s become one of my must have makeup items. For all of $8, it offers excellent pigmentation and long-wearing neutral shadows. I’m totally in love and when my fellow beauty blogger Leticia from Cosmetics Aficionado suggested we do a collaborative post, I was up for the challenge. Here is my look along with details of the products I used. Please visit Cosmetics Aficionado to see what Leticia came up with!
Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!
At the time I read positive reviews about Lemony Flutter, but I didn’t have a Lush store nearby and didn’t want to commit to a product that might not always be convenient to replenish. I settled on Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, which has served me very well and will still be a part of my nail care routine. Lucky for me, my local mall just opened a Lush store, and I decided to take the plunge on Lush Lemony Flutter.
Made with Shea Butter, Beeswax, Lanolin, Soya Oil, Avocado Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Mango Oil, Coconut Oil, and more, Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is rich, nourishing, and an at-home spa treatment for your nail beds. I’m definitely hooked on Lemony Flutter and glad I made the investment. Plus, it smells all kinds of incredible, making it an aromatherapy treat in addition to a cuticle cream.
Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is more expensive than the Burt’s Bees cuticle cream I’ve loved for so long, but it’s also a bigger size and will last for some time. Just a dab of Lemony Flutter is more than enough to keep your cuticles in good shape.
My Final Thoughts: Keeping my cuticles happy is a full-time job. Not really, but maintaining nice looking hands is something I take seriously. Tough cuticles need intense conditioning, and that’s what you’ll get with Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow has long been on my wish list, so when a generous coupon code came through from BeautyKind, I couldn’t help but indulge in both Abyssinian Catbird and Delicate Hummingbird.
A luxury brand, Rouge Bunny Rouge is known for their dedication to opulence and luxury with a touch of whimsy.
From the packaging to the product, you know you’re working with something special with the Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Long-Lasting Eye Shadow.
With 21 shades to choose from, I chose two that have been on my wish list for quite some time. As you can see from the swatches, these smooth are super smooth – buttery, even. They’re also pigmented, and I have to note that I swatched these on bare skin without a primer underneath. That’s some major pigmentation!
Delicate Hummingbird is delicate hummingbird. Really, that’s exactly what this color reminds me of!
It’s shimmery muted lilac purple that is a lovely stand-alone shade and also works well on a smoky lid.
Abyssinian Catbird is an universally appealing light bronze. This is one of those colors that would look fantastic on anyone.
Paired with a medium-toned brown shadow in the crease, this makes for a perfect everyday eyeshadow look.
My one ding against Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow? The price. At $25 each there’s a serious ouch factor with the cost. While these are beautiful shadows, I’m not sure I would pay $25 each to acquire more.
I got these shadows with the benefit of a coupon code from BeautyKind. BeautyKind is a new beauty website with a purpose – a percentage of all sales goes to benefit charities, and you have the opportunity to select a charity at checkout.
My Final Thoughts: Can I be totally honest with you? There’s no doubt the Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows in Abyssinian Catbird and Delicate Hummingbird are gorgeous – buttery, pigmented, and long-wearing. However, at $25 each, I probably would never have picked them up if I didn’t have a coupon code. They’re lovely, but not earth-shattering life changers.
Manuka Secrets is the skincare brand you haven’t heard about and need, NEED, to know about. It will change your skincare life and it’s all because of bees.
More specifically, it takes Manuka honey from New Zealand to create this fantastic, cutting edge skincare that nourishes, hydrates, repairs, protects, and moisturizes your skin. With a tagline of “Born By Nature”, Manuka Secrets skincare harnesses the power of Manuka honey, which is rich with antioxidants, vitamins, and healing benefits.
Manuka honey is derived from the Manuka shrub, which is also known as the tea tree shrub. The Manuka honey that is used in Manuka Secrets skincare is harvested from an isolated area in New Zealand that is free from pollution and other environmental hazards. Formulated by Dr. Fernanda da Silva Tatley, a Molecular Medical Microbiologist, Manuka Secrets skincare is on the cutting edge and designed to benefit your skin naturally.
After using Manuka Secrets for the past few weeks, I can tell you that the products have left my skin looking and feeling their very best. I honestly am so pleased with the results of this skincare and I’m so glad they are available at Ulta stores and Ulta.com. Not only are Manuka Secrets products effective, they smell incredible, and their prices are extremely reasonable.
This is a very gentle cleanser which cleanses and soothes with almond oil, aloe vera, cucumber, and shea butter. I need to use a makeup remover beforehand, to make sure my makeup is thoroughly removed.
This is a really interesting mask. I’m used to clay masks which dry out your skin, but this one actually hydrates along with lifting out impurities with white clay. Key ingredients include hyaluronic acid, cacao butter, and shea butter.
I haven’t been using this CoQ10 and hyaluronic acid enriched cream very much, simply because I tend to use products with SPF during the day. However, I’ve found it makes a great primer underneath my makeup.
This comes with me everywhere I go and I must buy backups. I also need to hide it from my son, who became spoiled with “honey massages” I give his hands and feet. It’s enriched with cacao and shea butter and does not leave your hands greasy, just feeling soft and nourished.
This comes with me everywhere, as well. It’s rich and nourishing and a great base for your lip products.
And now for the exciting news: Manuka Secrets has kindly offered two full sets of their skincare line for two lucky readers! Enter to win by leaving a comment letting me know about your current favorite skincare products and filling out the Gleam widget. You can earn extra entries by following Painted Ladies on social media. Giveaway ends June 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm and is open to residents of the USA.
My Final Thoughts: While I’m loving all of Manuka Secrets my picks for must haves are the Exfoliant, Serum, Night Cream, Hand Cream, and Lip Lustre, which is pretty much the entirety of the line! Best of all, the prices are right! It’s a win for Manuka Secrets!