Makeup Swag with Shanna

Looking for a holiday party makeup look that’s fun and daring? Check out this tutorial for ideas!

Are you looking for a simple, everyday makeup look that’s quick and easy? Well look no more! Watch this tutorial for a fast, simple way to create a super sexy everyday look!

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Review – Vaseline Deep Conditioning Cocoa Butter

Retail Price – $4-$5

Overview

It’s wintertime which means it’s time to bust out the heavy duty lotion. It’s the time of year when our skin becomes dry, itchy, and flaky. So I decided to try Vaseline Cocoa Butter. What initially attracted me to this product was the smell. I absolutely love the smell of cocoa butter so I knew I would love this lotion. It has a thick consistency which is perfect for the cold season. It instantly moisturizes without leaving your skin feeling greasy. The company claims this lotion will “help to restore skin’s healthy glow.” I’d say they’re right. After applying, my skin glowed, was moisturized, and smelled great!

This product can be purchased wherever Vaseline products are sold

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Review – OPI nail polish in We’ll Always Have Paris

Retail Price – $7-$10

Overview

As stated in previous blogs, the holidays are approaching fast. With all the festive parties to attend, I was looking for the perfect holiday nail polish. I didn’t want red because, well, everyone wears red! I wanted to be different. So I decided to purchase a beautiful burgundy/plum nail polish by OPI called We’ll Always Have Paris (cool name, right?). It’s pretty pricey for nail polish, but OPI never lets me down. I have many of their polishes and I’m rarely unsatisfied. The color is a mix between burgundy and plum. From a distance it looks black, but in the sunlight and up close you can see the color shine. Unless you’re doing heavy duty yard work or something of that nature, this polish will last you a good week without chipping (if used with a top coat).

This product can be purchased at Sephora, Ulta, and wherever OPI products are sold

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Review – Covergirl eye shadow in Champagne

Retail Price – $3-$4

Overview

I was looking for the perfect nude eyeshadow to create an everyday look. I wanted something subtle, yet noticable. So I decided to try Covergirl’s eyeshadow in Champagne. The first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t very pigmented. It took three or four swipes of product to really see anything. Also, the color isn’t true. In the package, it appears to be a shimmery light beige color, but on my skin it looked almost white and gave off more of a frosty look (and I don’t know anyone who wears white eyeshadow!). I was very disappointed! I imagine this product would look nice as a highlight color (beneath the brow) but it’s definitely not a flattering lid color for any skin tone.

This product can be purchased wherever Covergirl cosmetics are sold.

The smokey eye is timeless. It’s appropriate for almost any situation and it’s very simple to create. Watch this tutorial to create a sexy smokey eye look!

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Review – Pond’s Dry Skin Cream

Retail Price – $4-6

Overview

Winter is approaching quickly and I know many of you will be looking for a moisturizer that gives your skin hydration but doesn’t leave your face greasy. My skin gets very dry and flakey in the cold season so I glanced around the beauty section at Target and came across Pond’s dry skin cream. The company claims that it’s a rich, hydrating skin cream that is safe for sensitive skin and doesn’t clog pores. Sounded good to me so I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It’s a very light, fresh scent (reminds me of Dove deodorant). After washing my face, I applied the cream all over in a circular motion. You definitely don’t want to go overboard with this stuff! If you use too much, your face will look and feel very greasy. For this reason, I think this product would work best for those with severely dry skin.


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  • Kathleen Gilligan: I love the smell of cocoa butter :) For $4-5 this looks like a good deal.
  • Courtney Preston: Totally agree! I bought it over the summer in a kit with shadow and liner and I was so pleasantly surprised. I have short eye lashes, so length is imp
  • laffytaffy: I looove makeup, so this is really hard. I really like Buxom's mascara. I love MAC's liquid eyeliner, all of their shadows, especially the purple one

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