Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review: LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer

As the last post of 2012, I wanted to share my review on a new product I recently discovered that has instantly became one of my holy grail items! I got the LORAC Pro Palette for Christmas and a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer came with it. I've been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance faithfully since I started doing makeup. I've tried different products but always went back to my TFSI. Until now...I am in love with the LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer. Here's the review I just wrote for Makeup Alley:


I got this with my PRO Palette and at first was sceptical because I SWEAR by Too Faced Shadow Insurance (and keep at least 1 backup at all times). First impressions were great - the formula seemed very similar to TFSI - its kind of wet but goes on smooth and dries into a nice finish. A little goes a long way, and you can control how much you squeeze out fairly easily.

Blending of eyeshadows is an absolute dream with the LORAC Eye Primer. I tried it with MAC, Urban Decay and LORAC eyeshadows and got the same effect for every brand. The fade into each eyeshadow I apply is absolutely seamless. As much as TFSI does the same thing for me, I liked the way it blended with LORAC Eye Primer more, and blending took half the time!

Now here's the kicker and what will make me buy full sizes of this from now on (sorry TFSI) - its staying power! I wore my eyeshadows for 16+ hours with this product and there was not even the slightest creasing. TFSI slows down the process for me but by 12 hours you can notice creasing and fading. LORAC made it look like I just applied my eyeshadow after all day, taking a nap and going out that evening. 

I am completely floored by this product and not sure why it isn't more popular. I can't comment on the price right now but the website is saying $27 and TFSI is $24. I'll pay the extra $3 for this product because its SO amazing. I can't wait to try this on my bride clients too. I will definitely repurchase and have back ups of this product at all times ...my new holy grail product!


Happy New Year guys! More reviews, nails, makeup, and curvy girl outfits are coming your way in 2013. Stay tuned!!

Much Love,
April
xo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Nail Art + Makeup for Kinley of Hey Rosetta!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

I hope Santa was good to everyone! He certainly spoiled me this year - I must have been a very good girl :). I got a lot of makeup/nail polishes, new running shoes & gear, Led Zeppelin Reunion Show on Blueray, Jersey Shore seasons, clothes (mostly all from Forever 21 + so you will see those in my upcoming blogs!), and a new Tassimo coffee machine - just to name a few!

I want to quickly share my Christmas Nail Art for 2012. I did a lot of cool nail art last year and left myself short for ideas this year. But I managed to get a few cool ones...and here they are!

Christmas Leopard Print

Jelly Glitter 
I saw this cool effect on Pinterest. A layer of jelly polish, a glitter polish then another layer of the jelly polish. I did it in red and gold for Christmas and love how it turned out!

Candy Cane Nails

Christmas Tree Nails

Red & Gold Gradient

And before I go, just before Christmas I was very lucky to do makeup for Kinley for the Hey Rosetta Christmas Shows here in St. John's. Her outfit had a lot of amazing things on the go so I left her makeup simple with a festive red lip! I could seriously smear blue eyeshadow all over her face and she would still look amazing :)

Thanks for everything in 2012...its been an amazing year. See you soon!

Much Love,
April
xoxo

Monday, December 17, 2012

eShakti & Curvy Girl Fashion Coming in 2013!

Hi Everyone! 

Wow, its been a while since I made a blog post! I've been a little slack on the nail art because my day job has been so busy since going back in September and I use whatever spare time I have to relax. Plus, I have been head/chest cold sick since October so that's been really sucking the energy out of me. If you want to see what I have been up to nail wise you can check out my Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/aprilpinkbeauty.

Anyway, I have something very exciting to share with you guys today. I was contacted by a company to receive a product to review on my blog. The website is http://www.eshakti.com/ and they are "a fresh concept in custom clothing." They offer both design and fit customization for women size 0 - 36 for very affordable prices! I honestly haven't heard about the website until they contacted me and they were VERY generous to let me choose whatever item I wanted from the website to review. It took me a good day or so to pick my item because I loved all the pieces on the website! I finally decided on the Navy Love Owl Dress and I am SO excited to receive it and blog about it. Here is a pic of the dress I chose:


 And here's a close up of the print:



I received an email today about the status of the shipping on my dress and its already in Canada and it is scheduled to arrive at my door tomorrow! It started in India on December 13th so that shipping is lightening speed!! Even though its sleeveless I plan to make this dress something I can wear all year around with the right accessories so when I review this item I will show you how to wear it for each season, starting with Winter.

I already know that after Christmas I will be purchasing a few more items from this website, especially their dresses. So far I have shared the clothing site with my close friends and they are already planning to purchase some items as well! I will post my review blog post as soon as I receive my dress and ways on how to wear it!

So that brings me to some new blog content for 2013. You guessed it - Fashion! I have always been interested in fashion but never really acted on it because I had packed on a few pounds and was not comfortable in my body. I've recently been putting a lot of time and money into revamping my closet by throwing out old things and replacing them with fashionable, body and age appropriate items and I am really pleased with the result so far. I was thinking about doing a fashion post maybe once a week to give curvy girls some fashion inspiration because trust me - I struggled with dressing my body and there isn't many fashion blogs out there to help us. I was thinking about fashion blog posts early in the fall and being contacted by eShakti gave me to push to start it fresh in 2013. Every girl, no matter what shape or size, should be proud of their body - especially curvy girls!

Stay tuned for my review and Curvy Girl Fashion blog posts coming up in 2013! I am excited :)

Much Love,
April
xo