NYX Vivid Brights Liners

NYX has done it again! The NYX Vivid Brights liners are so amazing. These relatively new liners are so fun and creative. They come in nine different shades, pretty much every color of the rainbow (literally); and for only $7 a piece, it’s easy to collect them all. Which you will indeed want to do.

The color payoff is bright and vivid (as the name suggests). It is an easy to apply liquid liner with a brush applicator. I would easily give these liners a 10/10 because of their price point, their versatility (as they can be used in so many ways), and because of the range of color choices.

Photo Information: NYX Vivid Brights in shades (top to bottom) Vivid Fire, Vivid Petal, Vivid Halo, and Vivid Blossom.

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Fyrinnae Cosmetics

One of the few completely independent cosmetic companies out there, and operating out of the Pacific Northwest, Fyrinnae Cosmetics has found a new and loyal customer in me. 

I recently came across the mention of Fyrinnae in a Pinterest post about cosmetic companies that you may have never heard of, but should check out… So I did!

Fyrinnae is a cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic company that produces and packages their own cosmetic line that includes eyeshadows, lip colors, blushes, highlighters, finishing powders, and primers.

I purchased two of their lip lustres in shades Pygmy Hippo and Ominous. They cost $7. They are absolutely one of the softest lip products I have ever used, almost a velvety texture. 

Their website  describes the product as: Fyrinnae’s Lip Lustres are not like lipgloss. This unique product is a non-sticky lipcolour, nearly as solid as lipstick, leaving rich colour on your lips but no goopy tackiness. They are a rather “dry” product because we pack as much colour into them as possible, but the ingredients are not drying. This means, due to the high concentration of natural butters, they are thinner in a warm environment, thicker when it’s cool, but are a solid product. Lustres have a slight vanilla scent.

I also purchased a couple of the Fyrinnae eyeshadows in shades Aphrodite’s Evening Gown (which is one from their Arcane Magic line), and Dressed to Kill that range in price from $6-$7. The color payoff with both of these was great and long lasting. The product was very easy to work with and buildable.

Their website describes their eyeshadows as: Our loose shadows are not dry powder, but contain synthetic oil and other ingredients which cause them to appear clumpy or sometimes form tiny balls of shadow (easily used as-is or crushed). They are supposed to look and feel this way. The inclusion of these ingredients often lends to richer color and longer wear, and helps reduce fallout during application. Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic Eyeshadows are specialized colours with a highlight which changes hue depending on how the light hits it.

For the very inexpensive price, you get a very high quality product (which is nice). As an added bonus they also sent me a sample size of an additional eyeshadow when they shipped out my order…super cool! 

The product packaging is simple and not really anything special to look at, but it’s what’s inside the packaging that you are assured to be impressed with.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Photo Information: Top photo – Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in shade Pygmy Hippo on lips. Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Aphrodite’s Gown on lower lash line. Bottom photo – Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Dressed to Kill.

DIY Painted Canvas Shoes

Materials You Will Need:

  • A pair of canvas shoes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes

Step 1:

Tape off the toe and front edge of each shoe to ensure paint does not go anywhere that it is not wanted.

Step 2:

Paint a base color in the taped off area. It can be any color, as it will serve as the background for everything else you paint. You will want to paint two or three coats of your base color to ensure complete coverage.

Step 3:

Remove painter’s tape. Let base coats dry completely before next step.

Step 4:

Choose an animal or person’s face that you’d like to adorn the front of your shoes with. I chose a wolf/fox/coyote type animal. 

Start with painting the front silhouette shape of your chosen animal or person (see above).

Step 5:

After the silhouette has completely dried, you will add in the facial details (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc.). Remember to let each layer of paint dry.

Happy creating! 🙂 If you have any questions or troubleshooting, please let me know. Thanks for viewing.

Bralettes

One of the most prevalent apparel items seen this summer, whether it’s meant to be under the radar or not, is the bralette.  Usually peeking out under over-sized tees or flowing blouses, these frilly undergarments are making their mark in more than just the lingerie department.

Some of my favorite stores that have enabled me to stock up on several of these lacy apparel additions this season include:

  • H&M 
  • Forever 21
  • American Apparel
  • Urban Outfitters
  • American Eagle (Aerie)
  • Nordstrom 
  • Free People
  • For Love & Lemons

Depending on how much you are willing to invest, the above list has options for every budget.

Photo Information: Lace Bralettes – Forever 21

Muddy Body Clay Masks

If you are in the market to try a new face mask, this is the one to try! Muddy Body Clay masks are nothing short of AMAZING! 

I recently purchased the Detox Mask, and Wow! This mask made my skin feel so soft and clean. I try a lot of face masks and never before have I noticed such an immediate result. My face felt so clean and refreshed that I didn’t even want to put makeup on after using it.. And I love doing my makeup! 

The clay masks come in three different versions: Detox, Refresh, and Relax. 

The Detox mask has ingredients of activated charcoal, coconut, and cacao; with noted key benefits of drawing out toxins and bacteria, and the promotion/repair of healthy skin cells.

The Refresh mask has ingredients of cucumber, matcha, and aloe vera. Key benefits include acne prevention, and skin moisturization and nourishment.

The Relax mask has ingredients of rosehip, chamomile, and lavender. Key benefits include the restoration of skin tone and texture; and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Thus far, I have only tried the Detox version, but based on the results I have experienced, I will definitely be trying out the other two versions of their product.

For the price tag of $23.99 for a 2 ounce jar, the Muddy Body Clay Masks are a great value. I really like that it comes in a powder form because I try a lot of different products and this enables me to mix what I’m going to use with each application, which in turn allows for me to use the product with out it going bad or drying out like other masks I have purchased in the past.

There is a bit of a learning curve on how to get the water-to-clay mixture just right, as the directions are a little arbitrary. But it is easy to figure out by your second or third mask, so you aren’t wasting any product.