Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NOTD: Dotted Daisies

Do these nails look familiar? They would if you have an extraordinary memory and are an avid viewer of my YouTube videos; this was the manicure I had on for my "Makeup Collection | Vanity Tour (LIPSTICK, PERFUME, ORGANIZATION, ETC.) " video as well as my "Best & Worst of Beauty: August '14" video. And while I would usually feel that posting daisy nails at this time of the year was a bit seasonally 'inappropriate' (though honestly who am I kidding considering I have no problems wearing dark purple lips in the summer and corals in the winter), the weather has been switching between back and forth between fall 40's and summer (high) 70's. 
My rage is real.
Thank goodness, so is the adorable level of these nails; let's reminisce about them and lazy summer days together, shall we?

I'm a huge fan of the Revlon ColorStay polishes (the brush is wide and flat, the polish is creamy and opaque, etc.) so, when I saw they made a gel version of the formula I was pretty freaking pumped to say the least. I decided to try out "Dealer's Choice", a shimmering aqua-teal, but I'm bummed to say I wasn't as impressed with the formula as its predecessor. It's a bit thicker (read: gloopier) so I struggled to get it to not bubble on my nails. Application issues didn't end there though because the dry time ended up being excruciatingly long; it's one of those polishes that feels dry but then, two or three hours later, you bump your nail against something and there's a big dent in the polish. 
So, to remedy the formula flaws (the polish was too gorgeous in terms of color to take off) I decided to whip out a bobby pin and put daisies over the bubbly bits! Genius if I do say so myself *guffaw*. Five white dots, one pale yellow in the center, and thenfor an extra bit of girly glitzI plopped a gold piece of glitter in the centers as well.

I honestly thought this manicure was adorable; the little addition of a sparkly gold center on the daisies was what really added the d'awww to this otherwise simple and seen-before design in my eyes. Loved it! Even if my initial feelings while painting my nails that day was less than so.

Have you tried the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy polishes?
Did you have the same bad experience with the formula as I did?
What's creative fixes have you come up with for nail polish blunders?
Do share!

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monthly Favorites, Hourglass, & NARS… Oh My!

Yup, you read right folks: three new videos for you viewing pleasure since my last update. 
Because… well… the blogging laziness has been real lately; thankfully the YouTube laziness hasn't. Enjoy the videos (embedded above or over on my YouTube channel) if you haven't seen them already!

xoxo - Cassie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another YouTube Update!

To say I've been ashamed of my blog this semester is an understatement, especially these past few weeks. The fact that I'm only here to do another YouTube update (rather than solve the problem and write an actual blog post) just brings further shame upon my soul. I wish I had an excuse other than "life has been busy" but… well, it's the truth! Midterms just passed by and preparation for my thesis in the spring has finally gotten into full swing aka PANIC-STRESS-OVERLOAD. Not to mention the lack of sleep. Ughhhh the lack of sleep has been so real this month.
Regardless, I just wanted to pop in here on the ol'blog and share my two latest videos with you all! Both of them were "YouTube Made Me Buy It!" purchases so at least that was a bit of fun for me during these hectic, anxiety inducing weeks; happy freaking holidays, amiright (at least I haven't lost my sense of humor)?

xoxo - Cassie

Friday, October 17, 2014

Two New Videos!

In case you missed either of them, here are my two latest YouTube videos! One of them is all about how to use the water decals from the Born Pretty Store (I've done multiple blog posts on them before but figured a video would be a nice addition) while the other is an installment of my OOTW series. If you end up watching either of them, I hope you enjoy; have a wonderful weekend everyone :)

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sephora Favorites "Meet Your Match": Swatches + Review!

I don't think you guys understand how behind I am on blog posts… okay that's a total load of bull to make myself feel better. Y'all are probably beyond aware of how behind I am considering I just about never write legitimate posts these days. Photos are still taken of my nails and various makeup products I'm testing out, but getting around to editing those photos and reviewing the products? Hahahhahaha. Especially when, now that I'm finally doing a 'proper' review of some goodies, it's going to be far from proper at all; I've tried out most of these things but have yet to put some of them to the test of real-world-wear.

Le sigh/I digress/please forgive me.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick: First Impression + Review!

It's definitely been up for quite awhile now but I figuredjuuuuuuuust in case you missed itI would let the blogger world know that I reviewed the Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipsticks over on my YouTube channel! I had been dying to try out this line of lipsticks since they first came out (years ago?) but waited until recently to nab some when they were on super sale; a $22 lipstick on sale for $8 is something I absolutely cannot pass up (can you blame me???). 
If you want to find out what I think of them then just watch the video linked above!! I'll eventually do a proper blog post with swatches of the other colors but, since you can be sure it'll be at least a little while until that happens (I'm sorry, feel free to blame grad school [you know I do]), know that Google is a wonderful thing and there are TONS of swatches of them out there already (˃̴◡ुؔ՞ઁ)♡⃛

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend~

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Three Looks With The NAKED3 Palette!

It's been up for a few days now but I figured, in case you missed it, I would let all of you lovelies in the blogger world know that I posted a video (FREAKING FINALLY) showing how to create three looks with the NAKED3 palette! I had mentioned doing this exact video when I hauled the darn thing last Christmas but 
alasI'm a flake and find filming tutorials difficult so I put it off until now hahaha (at least I'm honest). 

So, without further ado: here's the promised tutorial! I hope you enjoy the looks I put together; the first two I wear extremely often and truly do think that this is a great palette overall. The predominantly pink shades make the NAKED3 quite special amongst the plethora of other nude palettes on the market and this green eyed girl appreciates it!!

xoxo - Cassie
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