XO, Noelle

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Beauty Wonderland Gift Set by TotalBeauty.com

XO, Noelle Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Hey gorgeous! Look what I got my hands on! It's the Beauty Wonderland Gift Set by TotalBeauty.com and I'm going crazy over all the cute stuff inside. This 16 piece set includes the collection itself, three bonus items, an exclusive stocking stuffer and a scratch off ticket to win up to $1000 in prizes! 

What's inside the gift set?
  • Lo Swim Hair Lollies - full size ($3)
  • GO SMiLE - Teeth Whitening Gel - deluxe size ($8)
  • Yes To Cucumber Facial Wipes - deluxe size ($2.99)
  • Purlisse Pur-Moist - deluxe size ($18)
  • Chella Brow Lace Highlighter - full size ($18)
  • Lashem 3 in 1 Eye Bright - deluxe size ($15)
  • BONUS: NuFACE Trinity Coupon Card for $65 off
  • BONUS: Evolvh Shampoo - deluxe size ($7.50)
  • BONUS: Evolvh Conditioner - deluxe size ($7.50)
What's inside the stocking stuffer?
  • Neutrogena Lip Balm - full size ($3)
  • Ferro Blush - deluxe size ($6.38)
  • NYX Lip Balm in Merci - full size ($3.75)
  • NYX Roll On Shimmer in Pink - full size ($4.50)
  • Alfaparf Hair Serum - deluxe size ($4.42)
  • Juara Candlenut Body Cream - sample size (.79)
  • Beauty Wonderland Scratch Off Ticket - I won 10% off a TotalBeauty Collection!
TotalBeauty.com also has three themed stocking stuffers - "Sugar", "Spice" and "Everything Nice" for $8. LOVE that!
Today (12/18) is the last day to purchase for guaranteed arrival for Christmas! 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NYE Getting Ready with COVERGIRL & Rent The Runway + Giveaway!

XO, Noelle Tuesday, December 16, 2014
How is it even possible that New Year's Eve is in a few weeks? This year has flown by. It's also crazy to think that this time last year I was just a few weeks pregnant and now this year I have an extra guy to kiss when the clock strikes midnight! :)

Unfortunately, we probably won't be going out this NYE because of our newest addition but a girl still likes to plan ahead just in case, am I right? Featuring the CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick (available at Walmart) and inspired by a few amazing dresses from Rent The Runway, I've come up with the perfect look for when the ball drops at midnight.

Cue the COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipsticks! They're available at Walmart in 36 different colors (online only shows nine but get your butt to the store to check out the whole collection!). They're infused with shea butter to keep your lips nice and moisturized all night long and super pigmented. I used COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Enchantress Blush for my look as well as a nice bright pink in the inner corner of my eyes to make this look really stand out.

I think all three of these dresses from Rent The Runway would look amazing with the bold look above. Rent The Runway is an awesome alternative to spending loads of money on that crazy sparkly dress that you probably won't wear again. From designers like Versace and Marchesa to BCBG and Badgley Mischka, you can look like a million bucks without actually spending it. Take the above Blue Streak Dress by Elizabeth & James. It retails for $365 but you can rent it for four days for only $70! That's insane! 

Now who wants to win a COVERGirl Colorlicious Lipstick and a $50 Gift Card to Rent The Runway!?!
US residents only! Good luck! xx 

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.
| #kissedbyCOVERGIRL

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eddie Funkhouser's 12 Days of Giveaways - Day 11!

XO, Noelle Sunday, December 14, 2014
Hey gorgeous! 'Tis the season for some fabulous giveaways and today is no exception. I feel SO, so honored to be hosting the 11th day of  Eddie Funkhouser's 12 days of Giveaways! I absolutely adore Eddie Funkhouser and his team so I feel incredibly lucky to be apart of this. Thanks guys <3

The giveaways officially started December 5th but no worries! Each giveaway lasts seven days so you still have time to enter most of them! Here's a list of all the giveaways so you don't miss out :)
I'm giving away the Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder along with the Eddie Funkhouser Contour Brush! Ugh. This bronzing powder is to die-for and the brush is so, so soft. LOVE!

It's just the right amount of bronze without being too orange!

Ready for the fine print?
  • This giveaway is open to domestic and International entries.
  • Prizes must be claimed within 48hrs or another winner will be selected
  • Shipping/receipt time of all prizes is dependent on how quickly prize is claimed.
  • International prizes are not guaranteed to arrive before Dec. 25th. (But we will do our best to get it there asap!)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ColourPop Forget The Fruitcake Holiday Lippie Stix Set - Swatches & Review

XO, Noelle Saturday, December 13, 2014
Can't stop, won't stop. Seriously. ColourPop is a serious addiction I can't get enough. At $5 a pop, it's at least one that won't make my wallet cry. And by wallet, I mean my fiance. And by fiance, I mean his wallet. Kidding. 

The newest additions to my collection is the Forget The Fruitcake Holiday Lippie Stix Set - a limited edition holiday set with six lippie stix. Four have a matte finish while the other two are their new hyper-glossy finish.

Don't even get me started on this packaging. My heart is legit exploding from the cuteness.

Love that they have the names at the bottom as well as what the finish is.
  • Tutu (matte) - a blackened red violet. Mmm. Tutu reminds me of a nice merlot. Super deep and luxurious. Leaves a nice stain. The magic that is ColourPop's matte finishes allows this to be matte but very smooth and not drying at all. I think it's made from unicorn tears. 
  • Cookie (matte) - a true nude beige. At first, I thought Cookie was going to be the dud in the group. I'm not really into "nude beige" because they always look brown/orange against my pale skin. Surprisingly, not the issue with this one! It still remains a nice nude but pulls the slightest pink in my lips to make it look flattering on me. Thumbs up!
  • Cheers (matte) - a deep raspberry. CP is just killin' it with these colors. Cheers makes me want to wear a comfy sweater and curl up near a fire with some tea (and I don't even drink tea!) and a good book. It just seems so cozy. Not to mention the pigment is insane and with that mystery matte-but-doesn't-dry-my-lips-finish, I can wear this until the last chapter is read and the fire goes out. Cheers also leaves a nice stain. 
  • Confetti (hyper glossy) - a true blue-red. My first thought when I wore this was that my lips reminded me of a candied apple - just without all the stickiness! I'm so, so in love with it. In the picture, it looks like it moved on my lips a little but it's actually the reflection of my window! IN-SANE.
  • Tuxedo (hyper glossy) - a cool-toned neon pink. How can you not swoon over this? It reminds me of a liquid MAC Candy Yum Yum. Very easy to work with, pigmented and wear time was about four hours.
  • Lady (matte) - a cool-toned dirty burgundy. Lady mixes this years trend of 90's grunge with next year's Pantone Color of the Year - Marsala! Very flattering, pigmented and smooth. My lips never felt dry or cracked nor did it ever settle into my lines.
(L-R: Lady, Confetti, Cheers, Tuxedo, Tutu and Cookie)

Overall: If I had to recommend someone what they should get from ColourPop it would, hands down, be this set. Not only is it limited edition (which I'm such a freakin' sucker for) but it has the nicest variety of colors and finishes. I would say each shade is flattering on all skin tones. 

Which one is your favorite?

ColourPop Buy - $30

Friday, December 12, 2014

Spotlight: Apparel Candy

XO, Noelle Friday, December 12, 2014
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Hey babes! Anyone ever buy their clothes or makeup wholesale? Normally, you wouldn't think to but think about how many times you fall in love with a certain nail polish color and wish you bought more. As silly as it sounds, I would totally do this with sunglasses because God knows how many times I lose them and wish I had bought another of the same pair. This is also perfect site to use for a boutique or online store.

Apparel Candy is a fab site to buy wholesale clothing (including cute dresses, tops and  wholesale sweaters!), jewelry and nail polish. I mean, how cute are those dresses? And those nail polishes!? I just saw a few of those at TJ Maxx. Currently, they have free shipping once you spend over $299 and 10% off using the code: AC10.


Friday, December 5, 2014

ColourPop Lippie Stix & Shadows - Swatches & Review

XO, Noelle Friday, December 5, 2014
Hey chickies! Thank goodness Christmas is right around the corner because I'm about to show you your newest addiction! They're the ColourPop Lippie Stix and Shadows and I can guarantee they'll be on the top of your list. My mom's motto is, "If you don't believe, you won't receive." Touche, madre. Touche. #do26yearoldsstillmakechristmaslists #stillgonna 

ColourPop is known for their insanely bold and pigmented lippie stix, lippie pencils and shadows - all at only $5 each. Yes, you read that right. $5. You're welcome!  Each lipstick made has a coordinating lipstick pencil so you never have to worry about finding a match. The lipsticks have three finishes: matte, glossy and satin. 

As for the shadows? The consistency is almost cream-like but I think they're pressed powders. They're just that smooth that you can't even tell what they are. They come in a bunch of finishes ranging from metallics to satins to ultra metallics. From uber bright neons to classy neutrals. They really cover all the bases. 

Alrighty. Let's check these babies out now!
(L-R: Hustle, Animal & I Heart This)
*I (as well as ColourPop) recommend using a flat lid brush or even your finger to apply for the best results! 
  • Hustle | a satin burgundy violet. I've been looking all over for a gorgeous burgundy that wouldn't make me look like I'm high or sick. This. Is. Perfect. Not only is the pigmentation on point but I also didn't experience any creasing or fall out from this.
  • Animal | an electric bright neon coral with a gold flash. I'm normally not one to wear neons (not that I don't want to, I just don't go out much to have an excuse to wear it) but I just had to have this! Sure, it's neon but it's so wearable. Again, highly pigmented, easy to apply and no fall out. 
  • I Heart This | a cool-toned silvery taupe with multi-colored glitter. Ugh. Just stunning! I love using this on my inner corner for a gorgeous pop of light!
 Lid: Animal | Outer V: Hustle | Inner Corner: I Heart This

 (L-R: Bound, Clique, Skimpy & Creature)
  • Bound | a glossy light nude pink. For the longest time, I've been looking for the perfect pink! A lot of "pinks" I've come across end up looking way too orange-y (I'm looking at you Babette!) against my pale skin but not this one. Bound is simply amaze balls! It's super smooth and creamy on the lips. It's just perfection!
  • Clique | a matte vivid true orange red. Totally channeling my inner Taylor Swift this one! With other matte lipsticks, I kind of expect to experience a little dryness on the lips. Total opposite with this baby. If this isn't the most hydrating, creamy matte you'll ever come across in your entire life, than you can slap me in the face and call me "Justin Bieber". 
  • Skimpy | a glossy soft pale nude beige. I don't even know where to start with this awesome sauce. A nude lip is always hard to achieve when you're of the pale variety. I don't know if there's unicorn tears in this or what but it's SO flattering on my light skin as well as tanned skin. Super glossy but never sticky!
  • Creature | a matte deepened blackened burgundy red inspired by Eugenie Grey of FeralCreature.com. Hello must-have fall lipstick! Super creamy, hydrating and the lasting time is six hours +.  I think this is my new favorite lipstick ever. I've received so many compliments on it!

(L-R: I Heart This, Animal, Hustle, Bound, Clique, Skimpy & Creature)

SO. I'm obsessed. This is hands down, the biggest bang for your buck that you'll ever come across. The pigmentation and quality rivals that of MAC (and dare I say maybe even better?). Their matte lipsticks blow me out of the water because never have I ever come across a matte that's actually creamy and hydrating. I thought that was only in fairytales. 

Stay tuned for more swatches of ColourPop's holiday lippie collection as well as other random lippies. I *ahem* may have an order coming in as well as an order being placed soon! What addiction? ;)

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