Friday, March 30, 2012

FOTD Neutral Cut Crease

Happy Friday! So I don't apply eyeshadow for work very often, maybe once a week...I am not a morning person and I'd rather sleep 30 more minutes then take longer to do my makeup haha. However my precious little dog decided he wasn't going to let me sleep in today, he would not stop licking while laying on top of me...and Ruckus is not litte, more like 60 pounds hah! So I had some time before work decided to do a cut crease using my Naked 2 palette!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Review

Today I will be reviewing the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio for Blue Eyes....phew, long name is LONG! I'm going to tell you right away this is going to be a bad review. Bad reviews are no fun to write, I'd rather be writing about a product I'm excited about. BUT I want you guys to know the products I've tried and didn't like so you can avoid them too!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Neon Gradient!

How bright and fun is this manicure?!? I LOVE it! I've been wanting to use some of my favorite neon polishes together and what better way then in a gradient! The pink is Zoya Ali which this the best neon pink polish EVER and the purple is Zoya Charisma. I absolutely love these two colors because they only need two coats to be opaque and neon polishes are usually very sheer. The yellow is Sinful Colors Neon Melon, this color is sheer but still works! Keep reading to find out more :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]

Hello my wonderful readers! To celebrate my blog's new name and look, I'm having a giveaway! I'm addicted to nail polish so for this giveaway I want to spread the lacquer love :) As you can see it's all Julep, but this is not sponsored by Julep. I still receive my monthly Julep Maven boxes (although I haven't blogged about them since December) and I've been putting aside the polishes I have dupes of or don't need so one lucky person can win them all! These are all brand new, I've selected a nice range of different colors and finishes. Fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win: 10 Julep Nail Polish, Nail Therapy basecoat, Fast Dry topcoat and Essential Cuticle Oil.

Prizes:
Mandy - bright, deep coral-pink creme.
Jodie - deep rose with a golden shimmer.
Hayden - neon peach creme.
Leah - grass green with a hint of shimmer
Megan - Mediterranean aquamarine shimmer.
Charlotte - demure lavender creme.
Maria - shimmering platinum rose.
Oscar - multi-dimensional gold glitter.
Melissa - sheer opalescent shimmer.
Portia - sheer tropical blue with glittery sparkles.
Nail Therapy - a basecoat for strong, beautiful nails. Hydrates and protects dry, brittle, peeling nails. Nourishes nails with Vitamin E.
Fast Dry Topcoat - a quick-dry high shine finish that prevents yellowing and protects your nail color for longer lasting mani-pedis.
Essential Cuticle Oil - all-natural blend of essential oils and Vitamin E hydrates and strengthens nails and cuticles. Use daily to soften rough cuticles and strengthen nails. The convenient roller-ball application allows you to take your Julep Essential Cuticle Oil everywhere you go.

Rules:
- Must be a follower of my blog via GFC, Bloglovin or Hellocotton.
- Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway.
- Begins today and ends Sunday, April 22nd at 9:01pm (PST).
- Open Internationally 
a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you so much for reading my blog and entering this giveaway, I really appreciate it! Good luck everyone!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Darling Girl Cosmetics: Boy With The Bread

This beautiful eyeshadow is from the Darling Girl Cosmetics Hunger Games collection Only One Can Win! I won this from Wendy at Turtle Beauty when she did a Twitter giveaway, thanks Wendy! My package arrived yesterday just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie today. My friend Cathalina introduced me to the books a couple years ago (before they got all popular) and I absolutely love them! I probably won't be seeing the movie anytime soon or in theatres at all, all the hype makes me lose interest. Plus, reading the books is way better than watching the movie anyways. I was still excited to use this eyeshadow and created a look for today!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Birchbox

Birchbox teamed up with Teen Vogue to put together this month's box! I heard they sent out an email asking if you would like to receive the Teen Vogue box or not but I never got that email. I got this box anyways and I'm not sure how I feel about it...I love it but I hate it all at the same time haha. Keep reading to find out why!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

Long time no post, please forgive me! I won this palette from Leticia at Cosmetics Aficionado, I feel so lucky winning all these giveaways! Maybe I should start playing the lotto? Haha yeah right, the chances are like 1 to a bazillion. But don't worry, I want to share the love and I have my own giveaway all ready for you guys too! This palette by Urban Decay is pretty cool, it's got some gadgets you wouldn't expect. 16 eyeshadows, full-size 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion, travel-size Primer Potion and travel-size Supercurl Curling Mascara. It also comes with 5 how-to videos, a portable speaker and usb cord so you can watch the makeup tutorials from your smart phone!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Inspired by a song: Armin van Buuren Rain

Something you'll be seeing frequently on my "new and improved" blog are looks inspired by my favorite songs...so let's get right into today's! Beyond Wonderland is tomorrow and I knew I wanted to pick a song by one of the DJs I will being seeing. The choice was easy, Armin van Buuren! Keeping read to see why I choose his song Rain...

Welcome to Electric Allure!

Formerly known as Snowflake Says, I'm excited to officially announce my blog's new name: Electric Allure! You probably don't recognize where you are because along with a new name this blog got a makeover, everything looks totally different than before! I've got my own domain now too, electricallure.com. If you're reading this my old address http://xoxosnowflake.blogspot.com/ should be redirecting you to the new domain.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NOTD Green & Gold

St. Patrick's Day nails? Haha yes, that is what I am going for! A LOT of people seem like this combo, probably because the gold glitter is super shiny. I don't know why everyone keeps asking me if I'm Irish because my nails are painted green this week, it's so weird...I'm not Irish, I just like to be festive! The green color is two coats Julep Leah and the gold glitter (with some holographic flakes) is Color Club Gingerbread. Gingerbread is from Color Club's holiday collection and it is sooo gorgeous...this picture does not to justice! I wasn't in the mood for any nail art but maybe I will be by Saturday, we shall see! So are you rockin' green nails this week too??? :)

Just giving you guys a heads up, this blog is about to do a 180...you are not going to recognize it in a couple days! I'm excited for the changes and I hope you like them too!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Influenster Love VoxBox

I received my first Influenster Voxbox! I had no idea what Influenster was until I saw a bunch of people posting about their Holiday Voxbox back in December. Influenster is a community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. All you need to do is sign up, unlock some badges and then you can start gaining access to products and offers. Voxboxes* are complimentary packages of products sent to the most the most active and influential members to test & review. I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive this box, Love VoxBox. Includes some fun products to get you date-ready and some to share with your sweetie, let's see what I think about everything!

Friday, March 9, 2012

FOTD You won't find me in glasses often!

I bet you didn't know I wear glasses! I usually wear contacts but my (newly acquired) allergies have been SO BAD these past two weeks...my eyes are super itchy, watery and my contacts feel so uncomfortable, it really sucks :( I've never experienced allergy symptoms to the point where I couldn't wear my contacts. I finally talked to my doctor yesterday, she told me what to buy so I hopefully it works and I can start wearing my contacts again soon! I'm nearsighted, any object more than 2 feet away is blurry...it's been this way since I was 10 year old. I can't wait to get Lasik eye surgery one day. I haven't even bothered wearing eye makeup all week, but I did today because we have some VERY important people coming to work. So I snapped a quick photo before heading out the door. Sorry no exciting makeup, just wanted to show you guys the sophisticated, smarter looking me...haha just kidding! I hope you have a great weekend, talk to you soon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask Review

Oatifix Fresh Face Mask is a soothing oat and banana mask for dry skin. I originally wanted Cosmetic Warrior (I think that’s what it’s called? I can’t find any of the Fresh Face Mask online right now) which is for problem skin but they were all sold out. I don’t usually have dry skin but my face has been feeling drier these past couple weeks, so this mask has really been helping out! Oatifix is also suitable for sensitive skin, so it is perfect for my skin type (sensitive & acne prone) anyways. Best part about this product that it’s vegan and contains some delicious ingredients!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Polka Dots & a Huge Nail Polish Haul!

Polka dots!!!! I'm busting out my spring colors and I had this strong urge to do polka dot nails! This is Essie Turquoise and Caicos for the base and OPI Pink Friday for the dots...cute and simple :) Now check out my nail polish haul...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Is this too orange?

Hey guys, happy Friday!!! So I started experimenting with my UV reactive makeup last night...well, what I used here isn't considered makeup, more like face paint. I'm going to Beyond Wonderland on March 17th and I want to do my makeup all crazy for the event! I've been brewing up ideas and pinning them on this Pinterest board, follow me so I can follow you back!! I really want to incorporate the UV paint in someway, then I'm not sure if I want to add glitter or do a pattern on my face like xSparkage did here. The event is coming up fast and I need to figure out what I'm doing to I can buy whatever else I need! Also I NEED your advice/suggestions on a couple things, basically how to make this waterproof...so keep reading below to see more pictures and my thoughts :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

OPI Holland Collection Dutch Treats

You might be realizing by now that I'm obsessed with these mini sets by OPI! I think they are the most affordable way to get different colors from a collection without spending a ton of money. This set is only $12.99 for four colors where one normal size bottle is $8, if you like to buy new nail polish colors as often as me this is much more budget friendly. I really wanted two other colors from the Holland Collection that aren't included in this set, A Roll In The Hague and Thanks A WindMillion but my budget is tight now so I decided they aren't unique enough spend money on. Overall, I'm not CRAZY about any of these colors, but they are nice for spring time!