MAC Lady Danger Lipstick Review & Swatch

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick Review

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Recently I had the chance to Back To MAC 6 empty products to get a new lipstick. I had a hard time picking out the perfect shade, but I opted for a famous red: Lady Danger. I have heard that this matte red is a great red-orange shade, which I thought would be a lot more flattering than a blue red like Ruby Woo/Russian Red. I saw online that Miley Cyrus wears this shade, so I was even more enticed by it!

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick Review Swatch

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick Swatch

I’ve been wearing this shade a lot lately. It’s super flattering and the matte texture is similar to MAC Candy Yum Yum, which is one of my favorite lipstick formulas. It’s not too drying on the lips and last for ages! I really want to try this with an orange lip liner underneath because I think it would look really nice. I love orangey reds because surprisingly they don’t make my teeth look yellow. The only other orange-red lipstick I have is Jouer Ava, which is really similar, it just has a shinier finish. I think Lady Danger makes a great spring red. Definitely check this one out! Who doesn’t love a brand new lipstick? Especially one from MAC…vanilla scented heaven!

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Floral Radiant Orchid Nail Art Tutorial | Video

Floral Radiant Orchid Nail Art Tutorial Video Lime Crime Lavendairy China Glaze That's Shore Bright

Radiant Orchid is the color of the year, and it has been seen everywhere! From fashion, to makeup, and now to nails! I have done a few Radiant Orchid makeup tutorials already, but I am most excited to share my nail tutorial with you because it’s the most wearable for anyone!

All you need for this tutorial:

  • Base Coat (Orly Bonder)
  • A lavender (I used Lime Crime Lavendairy)
  • A darker orchid (I used China Glaze That’s Shore Bright)
  • Nail art dotting tools (found on amazon or ebay)
  • Top Coat (Seche Vite)

After painting on base coat, polish on 2 coats of lavender polish. After that dries, use your dotting tool to create a flower shape with your orchid polish (see video for diagram), use the same dotting tool to dot the lavender polish in the center of each flower. Seal with top coat.

It’s as easy as that! I love simple nail art, and I think any of you can recreate it! Don’t forget to send me your recreation photos on social media…get creative!

Want more Radiant Orchid? Check out my Radiant Orchid Lip Tutorial & Radiant Orchid Eyeshadow Tutorial!

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Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Review: Naked & Color Me Happy

Herbal Essences has 2 dry shampoos that I bought a few months ago. I think they’re both new, because I hadn’t seen either in the drugstore before 2014!

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo Review

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo Review

 

First up, Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo is a part of their new Naked hair care line. This line, including the dry shampoo is free of parabens and colorants. It features peppermint oil, which makes it smell minty fresh, and tapioca starch to absorb oil. I found that this dry shampoo sprays on clear and dries white, which makes it really hard for people with dark hair to work with. I typically spray a lot of dry shampoo on when it’s clear, because I can’t see it. Then, in 2 minutes I am overly sprayed with white hair. When I go to brush it, this formula clings to my hair and makes it hard to brush out. Each individual strand will look gray because it’s coated in dried dry shampoo.

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Instant Clean Color Protection Dry Shampoo Review

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo Review

 

The Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo is meant for color protection and features a rose scent. It includes fewer ingredients than the Naked dry shampoo, and all of it’s ingredients (besides scent) are also in the Naked dry shampoo. I preferred this dry shampoo over the naked one. I’m not sure why, but I just felt like it worked a bit better for my hair. It did have the same tendency to spray on clear and dry white on my hair, but it was a lot easier to brush out.

One issue I had with both of these dry shampoos was that after a while, even though there was a lot of product left, it wouldn’t spray as a mist. It wasn’t clogged from what I could tell, but instead of a fine mist it only sprayed a stream of liquid. I had to trash these for that reason! Both of these dry shampoos are very affordable- I got them each for about $7 at Target. I wouldn’t repurchase these because they weren’t my favorite dry shampoo I’ve ever tried, but I think they would be acceptable for blondes.If you’re wondering, the best shampoo I’ve ever tried is Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo. What’s your favorite dry shampoo?

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LuckyFABB West 2014

I was really excited to be attending LuckyFABB for the 2nd time last weekend! It was held in the same hotel (SLS) as last year, but one major difference was that Lucky Magazine has a new editor in chief: the fabulous Eva Chen! This time last year she had recently left her post as Teen Vogue’s beauty editor, and was a speaker at LuckyFABB 2013!

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference Welcome Eva Chen (3)

Lucky Magazine Editor In Chief, Eva Chen

 9:00 AM: Eva Chen welcomed over 400 fashion and beauty bloggers to LuckyFABB 2014! The room was buzzing with excitement (and the croissants for breakfast helped).

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Next Level Tech @ LuckyFABB: Raman Kia, Stephanie Mark, Hilary Peterson

9:15 AM: The first panel of the day, Next Level Tech, began. It featured Raman Kia of Conde Nast, Stephanie Mark from The Coveteur, and Hilary Peterson at Lyst. Raman Kia spoke at last year’s LuckyFABB as well! This panel covered all kinds of platforms, such as apps or social media, that are up and coming for bloggers.

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference A Style Conversation with Sophia Amoruso Nasty Gal Eva Chen

A Style Conversation with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso

10:00 AM: Eva Chen sat down with Nasty Gal’s founder & CEO Sophia Amoruso to discuss her new book. She gives some great tips on entrepreneurship, and it was great hearing her story about Nasty Gal’s beginnings. I will definitely be picking up her book, #GirlBoss, when it comes out next month!

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference A Style Conversation with Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Eva Chen

A Style Conversation with Nicole Richie

11:30 AM: Right before lunch, Eva Chen sat down with Nicole Richie, Creative Director of House of Harlow 1960 to discuss her business and history in fashion. It was full of random quirky tidbits. I bet you didn’t know that Nicole’s daughter picked her lavender hairstyle! Also, she’s gardening (with a Chanel fanny pack, obvi) and about to get chickens. This definitely isn’t the Nicole Richie you remember from The Simple Life!

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference Instagram IRL Beauty School Covergirl Olay Pantene Secret Kirin Bhatty

Insta IRL Beauty School (COVERGIRL, Olay Fresh Effects, Pantene & Secret)

1:15 PM: After lunch, we broke out into session that we selected. I chose my first session to be P&G Beauty’s Insta #IRL Beauty School featuring their brands and a live demo from celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty. This was a cool class because it used some of our fave instagram filters and related them with makeup. Think of the contouring and brightening effects that these filters create on your face. We also got some new products to play with so look out for some reviews!

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference Grow Your Traffic SEO Checklist

Grow Your Traffic/SEO

2:15 PM: The 2nd class I chose was Grow Your Traffic, which I also picked last year. This session gave tips on how to make your blog show up higher on Google searches. I always find cool websites to use with this panel, but I did already know a lot of this info.

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference How To Take The Best Videos Ingrid Nilsen MissGlamorazzi YouTube

How To Take The Best Videos with Ingrid Nilsen, MissGlamorazzi

3:15 PM: I was really excited to see YouTube featured in LuckyFABB this year. Ingrid Nilsen spoke on How To Take The Best Videos. Her channel, missglamorazzi, has amassed over 2 million subscribers in the past 4 years. I’ve been watching her for at least 3 years and first met her in 2009. She’s a super sweet girl! She gave great tips on the best settings and lenses to get. I have had my eye on a lens that she mentioned for a while now, I just want to upgrade my computer first! If you’re wondering what she uses to film: Soft Box lights (with natural light as well), Canon Rebel T3i, and Sigma 30mm f 1.4 lens. She uses Final Cut Pro X to edit her videos (which she does all by herself!). I plan on using her tips once I upgrade to a Macbook (hoping to within 6 months!). If you are looking to get into the YouTube world, definitely invest in a good camera like the Canon Rebel’s- I have a T4i and love it!

LuckyFABB Lucky Magazine Fashion Beauty Blogger Conference A Style Conversation with Coco Rocha Supermodel Eva Chen (3)

A Style Conversation with Supermodel Coco Rocha

4:45 PM: To conclude the day, the final discussion was with Supermodel Coco Rocha. I enjoyed hearing her speak because she isn’t what I’d expect from a typical model. She’s well rounded, funny, and real. I loved hearing about how she hates selfies. She says if you have the guts to take a picture of yourself out in public, why not just ask a stranger you’ll never see again? Very true…but the main reason I don’t ask strangers to take photos is because I’m scared they’ll steal my phone! I’m a wuss.

Also in day 1 we got to meet with quite a few brands such as L’OCCITANE, Poshmark, Pressed Juicery, SimpleHuman, The Brave Collection, Caravelle, Miss Me, and Wendy’s. I didn’t take too many photos inside because it was a madhouse in there because everyone was trying to get their freebies! The next day we came back for a really fun networking brunch (with more croissants) and just had a relaxing time. I then went to the SLS Hotel’s Ciel Spa to get a honey facial…a relaxing day to end the weekend!

If you read my post last year, I’m sure you saw how major that gift bag was. This year’s gift bag, albeit smaller, was still amazing. I am having a blast trying everything out and spending the gift cards that brands provided! I’ll definitely keep coming to LuckyFABB, it’s such a fun experience to meet new blogger friends and hear the newest innovations for bloggers on how to improve! Explore the gallery below to see some more LuckyFABB moments!

Not enough LuckyFABB? Check out my posts from last year: LuckyFABB 2013 Day 1 Recap, LuckyFABB 2013 Day 2 Recap.

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Enter Rimmel’s #ModMonday Contest!

I just wanted to let you guys know about Rimmel London‘s awesome #ModMonday contest that they have going on! The grand prize is a trip to NYC for two with airfare & hotel included, floor level tickets to the UK’s hottest boy band, a limo ride to the show, and a hair and makeup package!

All you have to do is enter on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr with your retro look with the #ModMonday hashtag! The contest is judged on representation of Rimmel London, creativity, quality, & retro inspiration! It’s as easy as that! Not sure what retro look to create? Check out my Retro Tomboy Makeup Tutorial using Rimmel products! I think the video I posted above is very cute as well!

It’s as easy as that! Now go on and start creating your retro look…good luck!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rimmel London through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Rimmel London, all opinions are my own.

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