Entry #2 for Pinkstylist’s “Villians in Vogue” Contest

Good evening all my lovely Bon-Bons out there! I’m just taking a quick second to upload my second entry for the contest.

 

 

There it is! This villian is The Heart Collector!

A day before she was supposed to get married, her fiance ran off and cheated on her. She was so distraught that she summoned a demon to kill him. He made a deal with her that she would be able to get her revenge on all the happy couples in the world and she agreed. Now when she finds happy couples who are deep in love, she tears out their hearts and eats them.

 

Hope you guys like it! Thanks so much for reading! ūüėÄ

XOXO

-Ashe

Update on Birthday Haul

Good evening my Bon-Bons!!
I am just doing a quickie update on a few products I got in my birthday haul. It’s been a few days so I have reviewed all of them and these reviews are my honest answers.

Ok! First up is the Benefits “They’re Real” mascara. I was so disappointed. I have heard only good things about this product but to me, it did not work. Maybe because it was a sample size and it could have been old already but the mascara gave me spider leg lashes. If there is one giant peeve I have¬† about make up, it’s spider leg lashes. Ugh! Makes me shiver in my seat. Anyway, the mascara clumped a lot. Yes, it didn’t make my lashes the blackest I’ve ever seen them, but I prefer length. I have¬† full lashes, they’re just short. But clumping is a mega no-no. Thank goodness it washed out easy for me.

Next is the NYX “mood” lip gloss. Like I said in my haul post, this has become my new go-to lip gloss. It gives amazing colour and shine without being sticky. I’ve also put it on top of my new lip liners and I created a gorgeous coral pink lip. This is an amazing product and for $4.99 I definitely recommend you go out and try this product.

Next is another amazing product and that is my NYX B-15 brush. This holy grail product makes blending so easy it should be illegal. It fits great in the outer crease area and just smokes out the shadows so awesomely. One thing I like to do is add a tiny amount of a nude colour shadow to the brush to help blend away harsh lines. I love this product! Maybe there are better ones, but for being so cheap it works great.

Last but not least is the NYX waterproof concealer. Now I have mixed feelings about this product. When I applied it, it went on creamy and gave me some great coverage, but over the day I noticed it kind of just melted off. I had to touch up in just three hours because it looked like it was fading away. If you’re wondering, yes I did set the concealer with powder but it still wore off. I can’t really give it a bad review because it was only $5.99. Amazing concealers can average out to cost about 15 bucks and it DID work before it faded. Since its all I have right now I will continue to use it. Hopefully I figure out how to fix the problem.

That’s it for this post! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all have an awesome day

XOXO
-Ashe

Honey Yolk Facial Mask <3

Good evening my lovely Bon-Bons!

It’s been awhile since I did a post, I was in Las Vegas! It was my first time in Las Vegas Nevada and wow! I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly amazed I was! There were giant buildings with lights everywhere! There were clowns, show girls, show boys *wink wink* and the biggest Sephora I have ever seen in my life. There could be bigger Sephoras but I still need to find those.

Ok enough rambling, the day I went back home, I woke up with a sore throat and body pains. Two things I hate the most. It stinks but right now the cold is knocking everyone on their feet so I know I’m not the only one. So what can you do while your stuck in bed and your body hurts too much to do anything? Give yourself a small spa treatment that’s what. It only takes a few minutes I promise, and you’ll be left with tighter, lighter, and smoother skin. There are waiting periods, but you can just sit back and watch TV while your snuggled under a blanket while you wait. Alright so here it is!

This is my take on the Egg Mask. It’s a very easy and common facial that only uses one egg. First, you separate the egg white and yolk on separate plates. Then you beat the egg whites until it turns a little frothy. Then apply it on your face is a gentle massaging motion. Avoid your eye area if you can. Once your done, you let the egg completely dry. Your skin will feel tight and you might find it hard to move. It’s okay, the egg is actually lightening your skin and making it tighter. While you’re waiting for the egg to dry, you can make the second part of the mask.

Now I always read posts about ladies using honey masks, or rose water masks, or oatmeal masks, and extra virgin olive oil masks, but they are always separated. I wanted to try something new so I mixed a bunch of hydrating ingredients together and got this slimy gooey goodness. Here’s what you’ll need. (If you are lacking any of the ingredients, it’s completely fine just to use the egg yolk. It’s like a homemade conditioner for your skin.)

~The egg yolk

~2 Tbs of Organic Honey

~3 Tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

~ A pinch of cinnamon

Mix all of these ingredients together until you get a gooey like substance. You want to make sure the honey is evenly mixed in. You can microwave the honey before adding in the mixture to make it easier. Once all nice and mixed in, you can go wash off the egg white mask with warm water. 

Once it’s all rinsed off, apply your layer of the honey yolk mask. Make sure it’s even. The cinnamon made it smell a little yummy too. Now is the time to sit back and watch your TV. You want to wait about 15 minutes so the honey can be absorbed into the skin and dry on the outside. Try the smile test, if you can’t, it’s time to wash off the mask. Use a warmer water to help melt off the mask. Once done, give your face a small massage with your hands, doing so with gently rub off any dry skin you have on your face. Then do one final rinse. Pat dry and add your favorite moisturizer to your skin. Your skin should feel tighter and smoother.¬†

There you go! A home remedy you can make in minutes if your having a bad day or just want to give yourself a little spa treatment! I recommend only doing this once a week if you have dry skin and twice a week if you have extremely oily skin. I have oily skin so I’ll probably be doing this in about 3 days again.¬†

Hope this helps you guys out in anyway possible. Until next time!

If anything I’ll do a January Favorites post sometime this week.

XOXO

-Ashe

January Ipsy Glam Bag

Hello my lovely Bon-Bons!

This morning when I woke up, I was greeted with a pretty pink package outside my door. YES!

Now I have been suscribed to Ipsy for almost a year. I did miss the August and September because I ran out of money, but thankfully I have a friend who loves me very much and she helped me pay for the bags after. For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, Ipsy was a monthly bag¬†subscription(like birch box) created by a team of beauty gurus on Youtube. The team is made up of Michelle Phan(my IDOL!), MacBarbie07 or Bethany, Promise Phan, Jessica Harlow, and AndreasChoice. However starting this year, we have even more beauty gurus in on it! I am so happy to see that Charismastar or Charis, Kandee Johnson, and ¬†Thatsheart. I don’t think there is any more and if there are, I’m sorry! Anyway back to the bag. Each month you get a small adorable make-up bag full of 4-5 samples to full size products. This could be from new Indie brands that are starting out, to brands you already love. I personally love it so much because I tend not to wear a lot of make-up, so even though they are samples, I have them for a very long time. I still have the Buxom Lip Gloss from the April bag I think. I definitely recommend this bag subscription. I know some people have Birchbox, but instead of getting lotions and perfume samples, Ipsy gives you make-up and skin care products.¬†¬†But if you like Birchbox, then you stick to it and let nobody tell you any different!

Ok so now to the actual January bag.

These are the products in this month’s glam bag. Now if you can’t see very have well, have no fear!!! I shall describe them. So in this bag I got the¬†Pacifica:¬†Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter (props to the really cool sounding name.), a SOHO eye liner brush, a bottle of Nailtini nail polish, a small vial of¬†JOSIE MARAN:¬†Argan Oil,¬†and a sample can of the¬†BIGSEXYHAIR¬†hairspray. Plus you get the cute navy blue bag all the products came in.

I’m going to show them from least excited to most excited about. Which is really hard to do because I actually needed products like all of these so… Aww screw it, I’ll start with the nail polish.

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Here is my¬†Nailtini polish in a wonderful milky nude color they called Frappe. I would have just called it Milk or something. I love this color! After seeing some reviews from other ladies, I thought I was getting a¬†gorgeous red color, but I am super happy with Frappe. I think this is a color I can wear for anything! A party, a wedding, a job interview, or on an every day basis. It’s just a pretty nude color that also¬†lengthens your fingers because at a quick glance, the nail and the finger look like the same color, creating a illusion of a longer nail. I am wearing the color in the photo and I feel as if I don’t really need to add a top coat because once it dries, it still had a glossy finish. Not to mention it dries in less than 5 minutes.

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Next up is the BIGSEXYHAIR¬†Volumizing¬†¬†Hairspray. I actually should have posted on this first. I actually already have extremely wavy and thick hair, so if I were to add more volume, I’d end up with a lion mane as my hair. I do think it’s a great product to give out to all the ladies with pencil thin hair. Since I can’t really try it out on my own hair, I’ll just give it to one of my girlfriends who has thin hair. Sorry i can’t give you anymore info! It smells like any other typical hairspray if that’s a question you would ask.

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This is actually one product I was dying to to get. This is the SOHO straight edge liner brush. Great from lining your eyes and giving the wing a nice faded out effect. However, one of the best things about make-up brushes, you never have to use it for what it is originally intended for. I plan on using this to help me apply shadows to my lower lash line, filling in my brows, helping to define a clean cut crease, maybe even thinly contouring my nose bridge. So I am extremely excited with this product. Remember you can do so many things with make-up brushes. You just need to try them out.

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Now everyone might have their own favorite lotion with a scent, but let me tell you, you are about to trade up. This is the¬†Pacifica: Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. You know the rule, if it’s a mouthful it’s bound to work. Anyway this lotion smells amazing!! Even right now I just hold the bottle up to my nose and take an 8 second inhale. It smells amazing! It’s also very moisturizing. I had washed the dishes and when I dried my hands, they were all dry and nasty. No Gusta. I put a small pea sized on my hands and rubbed it in. I don’t think you need to use alot! To me, the small amount was fine for both my hands and my wrist area. I am going to try to stretch this product for as long as I can, until I can afford the full size product at least.

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Onto the last product. Now this will be the holy grail of this bag. This is the¬†JOSIE MARAN: Argan Oil. This oil is extremely hydrating for all of your skin and hair. If you have dry skin, apply a few drops on your palm and rub onto to your entire face, even the lips. Got dry cuticles? After applying the oil to your face, you can rub your nails on your opposite hand’s palm and use any oil that got saturated right there. Dry hair? Give it some love by applying some to the roots, then working it down the hair shaft. I have extremely dry skin during the winter so I think giving my face some rehab after all that suffering will definitely help.

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This is just a quick look inside the bag. I love the little stars.

All in all, I am extremely happy with this months bag. Other than the hairspray, I can see myself using these products daily. If anything, I’ll do before and after shots for that Argan Oil. I am currently flaking around the eyebrows and on my jaw line. I hope it works fast. If you’d like me to post pics, just leave a comment. I’m kind of nervous about posting face pics on the internet because then ANYONE could just copy them and do stuff with them…. Well if it’s for my Bon-Bons, I shall prevail! Thanks so much for reading and I hope you follow my blog!

XOXO

-Ashe

The Magic of Make-Up

Hello my Bon-Bons! Today I am making a very quick post on how much you can really do with make-up. When most people(mainly guys) think of make-up, they think of girls who have caked on make-up with tacky drawn on eye brows and ugly hoochie red lips and nasty spider legs eye lashes! Excuse my while I shiver. Ugh.

Anyway so most people think of that. Only the bad stuff. But today I showed my girlfriends the simple changes you can do with make-up that look natural yet enhanced. I will use my friend, Dino as an example. (Names have been changed to protect the identity of this individual) So Dino has a a huge issue with acne. She hates it when she is breaking out and to make matter worse, she likes to pick at her pimples causing the skin to tear and leaving her acne scars. Another bad thing she does is pack on globs of make-up just to hide her acne, only causing her to break out even more. So as her friend, today i spent hours showing her right from wrong.

First thing I had her do, completely wash her face. That’s the secret to wonderful skin. Wash. Next I told her how applying too much make-up with out a primer can really damage the skin. So I applied a nice layer of primer, and then proceeded to apply her foundation. I used a small amount of foundation, dotting it around her face and then using a cosmetic sponge to blend everything out. I wish I could show you guys before and after pictures but not yet. Anyway, because I didn’t slather on the foundation, she had a nice even layer of full coverage foundation which helped to even out her skin tone and hide most of her blemishes. Because it wasn’t all cakey, her pimples didn’t stand out as much. Next I buffed in a small amount of mineral powder for extra coverage. She never really wore eye shadows, so defined her brows a bit, did a nice wing liner, added a soft berry color to her cheeks and finished off with a deep red lip.

Once she saw the finished products in the mirror, she was shocked at how natural she looked while still hiding all her acne. I guess what I’m trying to say is, make-up is a powerful thing. With only a little bit, you can completely change your image. If I wanted to go even further I would have contoured her nose and cheekbones and added highlight for an even more all around¬†radiance. ¬†But she was happy the way it was so if she is happy, I am happy.

Say it with me ladies, NO MORE SPIDER LEGS!

-Ashe