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NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar (inside the box)

Here are the complete contents of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar. This was a great way for me to try the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and decide which shades to buy in the full sizes.

Lip Lingerie

nyx-goodies(L-R) Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll, Corset, Exotic, Push-Up, Embellishment, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Lace Detail, Teddy, Honeymoon, Satin Ribbonnyx-lippie-swatches

Limited Edition Eye Shadow


nyx-goodies3(L-R top row) Exotic, Embellishment, Corset, Push-Up, Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll

(L-R bottom row) Satin Ribbon, Lace Detail, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Teddy, Honeymoon


NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar

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I will admit this purchase was an impulse buy. I was at ULTA getting a few last minute gifts for my youngest. ULTA had marked down NYX gift boxes by 40%. When I saw the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar I had to have it. I didn’t want to go home and regret not buying it.


The Advent Calendar contains 12 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and 12 Limited Edition Eye Shadows. These are deluxe sizes.



The regular price of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar was $49.99. With the 40% off  NYX and 20% off coupon from ULTA, this purchase was $23.99.

nyx-swatch Swatch of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Ruffle Trim and Limited Edition Eyeshadow in Exotic.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2

Lorac.jpgEach Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.



I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. 🙂


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Super Bowl XLIX Inspired Look: Seattle Seahawks

Back for another Super Bowl appearance are the Seattle Seahawks. They had a very impressive win against the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII. I’m excited to see the Seahawks play in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015.

Seattle Look


Seattle EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Colors Palette Smoky Eyes Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Seattle Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Chella Eyeliner Pen (upper lash line) – Indigo Blue
  • Wet n Wild® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner (eyebrows) – Dark Brown
  • Sumita Ziba Contrast Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Lime Green
  • ULTA Automatic Eyeliner (lower lash line and waterline) – Cobalt


Seattle Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa


Seattlen LipsRevlon Colorstay™ Mineral Lipglaze – Perpetual Plum


Seattle Face Makeup

  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Seattle Look Again

NYX Butter Lipstick Purchase from ULTA

Last week I had a 20% off coupon from ULTA I really wanted to use. On December 24th I was aimlessly walking around ULTA trying to find something to buy. Whatever I wanted in the prestige cosmetics section was already sold out. I decided to see what was available from NYX. I am already a fan of this brand. The quality is great and very affordable.

I ended up buying the NYX Bombshell Butter Lipstick set. There was only one left too!

NYX Butter

NYX Butter 2

NYX Butter3

NYX Butter4

NYX Butter5Licorice, Pops, Big Cherry

NYX Butter Swatch Licorice, Pops, Big Cherry

NYX Butter Licorice  Licorice

NYX Butter Pops  Pops

NYX Butter Big Cherry  Big Cherry

NFL Teams Makeup Look: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have won three Super Bowl Championships. Tom Brady is their quarterback. He is married to Supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Their team colors are nautical blue, red, new century silver, and white.

New England Face


New England Eye shadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Edition Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

New England Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line and waterline) – Gunmetal
  • ULTA Automatic Eye Liner (brows) – Capri
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper lash line) – Navy
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)


New England CheeksBe a Bombshell the One Stick – Flustered


New England LipsLaura Geller Lipstick – Sugared Maple


New England Face makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

New England Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: New York Giants

The New York Giants have won four Super Bowl Championships. Eli Manning, the Giants quarterback was the MVP for Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. The team colors for the New York Giants are royal blue, red, gray, and white.

NY Giants Face


NY Giants EyeshadowCoastal Scents 88 Colors Prism Eye Shadow Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

NY Giants Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on eyelid) – Milk
  • ULTA Automatic Eye Liner (applied to upper and lower lash line and lower waterline) – Cobalt


NY Giants Lip color

  • Mirenesse Lip Bomb – #2
  • NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Cabaret


NY Giants CheeksBH Floral Blush Duo – Rose


NY Giants Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep
  • Black Radiance Pressed Powder – Mocha Caramel

NY Giants Face Again

A Closer Look: NYX Cosmetics Concealers

I am so in love with the concealers from NYX Cosmetics. These have been my go to concealers as of recent. It’s always a bonus to find a beauty product that’s not only affordable but of great quality too.

I’ve had these concealers for a while now.

Here are the shades I purchased:

NYX Above & Beyond ConcealerAbove & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer (L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

These concealers blended nicely and felt lightweight.

NYX Above & Beyond Concealer Swatch(L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

Before Face Concealer

After Face ConcealerI used the shade in Nutmeg to cover the hyperpigmentation on my chin.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

I purchased Deep in the in the Dark Circle Concealer.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer Swatch

Before Dark Circle Concealer

After Dark Circle ConcealerThis concealer really does cover the dark circles

Whenever I use a powder foundation I prefer to apply the concealer first. I prefer to apply the concealer after I have applied liquid foundation though.

The Dark Circle Concealer is $5.99 and the Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer is $4.99 at ULTA

ULTA Purchase: Featuring NYX Cosmetics and ULTA Beauty

ULTA had a sale on their Automatic Eye Liners for one dollar each. You don’t have to tell me twice to take advantage of this deal.

ULTA Purchase

Here are the eyeliners I purchased:

ULTA Eyeliner

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  • Black Plum – deep purple matte
  • Cobalt – navy blue matte
  • Teal Blue – teal blue metallic shimmer
  • Capri – blue with metallic shimmer and silver glitter

ULTA Eyeliner Swatch  (top to bottom) Capri, Teal Blue, Cobalt, Black Plum

The Teal Blue, Capri, and Cobalt looked similar when I swatched them on my hand. It could be the lighting though.

NYX Eyebrow Gel

I also purchased the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso.

NYX Eyebrow Gel2

NYX Eyebrow Gel Swatch

This gel is really pigmented. A little goes a long way. The price of the NYX Eyebrow Gel is $6.99

I also had a $3.50 ULTA coupon to use and $3.00 worth of rewards points. The total price of this purchase came to $4.80 (price including the 7% sales tax).

Ardell and Andrea Lash Purchase from ULTA


On my recent visit to ULTA I noticed there was a sale on Ardell and Andrea false eyelashes. The twin packs of false eyelashes were $3.99 each. The single pack of lashes was $2.99 each.

ImageUntil recently my favorite accent lashes were the Ardell #305. My new favorite accent lashes are now the Ardell #315.

ImageI decided to try the Andrea #53 false eyelashes. What I like about these lashes is the fact they look natural.

ImageI also purchased a twin pack of the Ardell #120 false eyelashes in an effort to step out of my comfort zone.

I didn’t forget to use my 20% off coupon either. 😉 Total purchase before sales tax $16.75.