Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why I Love NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

What initially caught my eye about the Mega Shine Lip Gloss was obviously the price. This lipgloss retails at ULTA for $5.49. ULTA has NYX Cosmetics on sale quite often especially for by one get one 50% off  (let’s not forget the ULTA coupons either). I was really surprised about how pigmented the Mega Shine Lip Glosses are. I was expecting these lipglosses to provide sheer color at best. More often than not I wear the lipglosses by themselves and don’t feel the need to layer them over lipstick.

The Mega Shine Lip Gloss comes in a variety of colors. They are definitely worth checking out.

ImageMy Stash

ImageWearing Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Plush Red

Other Beauty Subscription Services

So far I’ve been really pleased with the beauty subscriptions I have with Birchbox and Myglam. Price was definitely a factor in signing up with these two subscriptions. Here are some other beauty subscription services:

Beautyfix – cost $49.99 for 3 months

CurlKit – cost $20.00 per month

CurlBOX – cost $20.00 per month

My Shade of Brown – cost $10.00 per month

New Beauty Test Tube – cost $29.95 every 3 months

Julep Maven – cost $19.99 per month

TheLookBag – cost $10.00 per month

Eco Emi – cost $15.00 per month

GLOSSYBOX – cost $21.00 per month

Many of these subscriptions are first come first serve so there is a waiting list.

July Myglam Bag





July Birchbox





How My Eyeshadow Survives the Summer Months

Not all eyeshadow primers are created equal.  My all time favorite is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the Original. This is the best eyeshadow primer I ever used. My eye makeup did not crease, not even in hot and humid 90-degree weather. The 0.37 US fl. oz. retails for $20.00. The 0.85 US fl. oz. retails for $30.00.  I know this may seem like a lot to spend on one product, however; to get a beauty product that delivers on its promise is worth it.


0.85 US fl. oz size shown

I originally purchased the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion at ULTA along with the Big Fatty Mascara and 24/7 Liner in Zero since it was in a set for $39.00.



July’s Nail Design

Whenever I buy new nail polish I can always count on one of two things happening. 

  1. I may never get the chance to use the nail polish.
  2. My youngest daughter will come up with some really cool nail designs.


This is what she used: 

China Glaze

Purple Panic (Neon)

Japanese Koi (Neon)

Sun Worshipper

Strong Adhesion Base Coat 


Black Shatter

Fly (Nicki Minaj Collection) 


Mint Green 



Sally Hansen

Xtreme Wear-White 

Finger Paints

Top Coat


At least I know what happened to all of my nail polish. 🙂