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Hey Guys!

Today I had a good day and posted two new videos!

The first was a video on products that I use to help combat my extremely oily skin. I mention products from facewash to makeup setting tips! Check it out!

The second was actually a request that someone had left in a comment on one of my videos. Here’s a look at each lipstick that I have in my shelving unit. I have to say that I paid for all of these myself, and it is in no way a means to brag about how much I own. I honestly don’t think that one needs this much. Ha ha!

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xoxox

Caitlin

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Hello!

Today I bring to you some of my favourite fall nail colours!

I am still currently wearing my gel nails, and right now the are unbearably long! (I have an appointment this Thursday thank goodness!) I LOVE these colours, and the great thing about the nails I have on is that you can wear normal nail polish over them and it won’t hurt the gel underneath!

When I wear colour on my nails, I do prefer to have short nails, so in the pictures below my nails are super long! I personally, would rather wear these colours when my nails are shorter.. but none the less they are amazing colours and I just had to share them with you! Be fair warned that I painted my nails with my left hand, and I’m right handed! So they are some what messy and I apologize!!

Without further delay here we go!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro: Lava Red, China Glaze: Emerald Fitzgerald, Revlon: Facets of Fuchsia, Revlon: Jaded Night

Revlon: Jaded Night/ Revlon: Facets Of Fuchsia/ Rimmel: Lava Red/ China Glaze: Emerald Fitzgerald

Each nail has about two coats painted on. All of the brushes are fairly standard with the exception of the Rimmel, which has a very large brush which I love! It actually makes painting your nails super quick and really easy!

Both Revlon and the Rimmel polishes can be found at any drugstore, which is great! I bought the China Glaze polish from the Sally Beauty Supply store here in town, I’ve never seen it in any drug stores.

As for wear? Of all of these I would say that the China Glaze and Rimmel wear the longest. I sometimes have a hard time with Revlon polishes. That being said, I think that a great top coat really helps in this sort of situation. I use the Seche Vite top coat. It took me a while to get used to this product, and the correct way to use it is to actually put it over top of your nail polish while it is still wet! It’s a strange concept, I know, but trust me! It seeps right down into your polish and seals it in for days! I can go up to a week with that stuff on my nails and no chipping!! I know that this product is somewhat controversial due o the fact that it has a particular warning on the bottle… but I still love it!

I love all these colours, and to me they are perfect for the fall and winter seasons! Like I said before, I do think that my nails are really long, and while I don’t mind having longer nails with a french tip, having colour on them like this just looks strange to me!

What do you think? Do you prefer shorter nails when you wear colour? Or do you like them long?

Share with us your favourite fall nail polish colours in the comments below!!

Thanks for reading 🙂

XOXO
Caitlin

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Good Afternoon fellow bloggers/readers! Caitlin here.

This post, is a first and there are many more to follow. When Shannon and I first started this blog, we decided that we would also include make-up reviews on products to see if they live up to their claims!

Last night at the hour of about 8:00 we decided that it was time for our first review when we saw a commercial on the television for Revlon’s Colourstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick. This them prompted us to head on up to the local drugstore and buy us some lip colour! It was while we were at the store that we noticed Maybellines Superstay 24 Hour Lipcolour. What a great idea! Its on sale, and we can do a comparison!!

Their Claims:

Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick: One-step, food-proof lipcolor with a patented ColorStay™ technology that lasts up to 24 hours–(from the Revlon Website)

Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Lipcolour:

Meet the 24-hour lipcolor that stretches the limits of longwear:
• Micro-Flex formula glides on and looks gorgeous all day
• No crumbling, no caking, no fading, no feathering, no transferring
• 2-step lipcolor in one pack
• 30 long-lasting shades

–(From the Maybelline website)

Pretty fancy eh? Shannon, being the busy bird she is, is sleeping, and well since this is a 24 hour lip colour challenge and it is already breaching the afternoon I decided to proceed with the Revlon lipstick first without her. Okay folks! Here we go!

Colour 001-Perfect Peony

Start time:

Bare Lips: lip balm was applied about 15 minutes prior to lipstick application

My first thoughts are that it applied very smoothly. It was also a lot sheerer than I imagined it being, making it a lipstick that I would defiantly wear a lot.

A very nice colour!

After about three minutes I did apply another layer, just for good measure. With most long wearing lip colours they do require you to wait a couple minutes in between coats. This did intensify the colour but not a whole lot.

Let the 24 Hours Begin!

1 Hour Later: After a couple minutes of allowing the colour to dry a bit, I noticed that it became sticky. The formula dried to a semi-matte finish,  no chunky glitter but a fine shimmer. I decided to wait a little while to see if it would dry completely… its been about an hour and half since I first applied the colour and its still sticky! I`m not too sure if it is a reflection of how I applied the colour. That being said, I just don`t enjoy sticky lip colours. As for dryness, it feels comfortable, a bit dry, any drier and I would want to put on a gloss or lipbalm on top. I will resist for the 24 hours if I can.

I just kissed Yuki (my all white cat) and there was no transfer. This is a good sign as it is supposed to be food and fade proof!

Update: 24 Hours Later:

My Lips had really dried out, but lets face it, if you are wearing a lip colour for 24 hours you`re bound to have some driness! Especially because I didn`t touch the colour up, nor did I apply a balm on top throughout the day.  The stickiness that I had mentioned did stick around, but it was strange because the colour didn`t transfer when I wiped my lips to see if the stickiness would go away. I showered, ate meals as usual, and went for a run! This lipstick really held up! I am very surprised and happy with the results. Shannon did eventually wake up, and when she did her makeup she did put her colour of choice on. She isn`t much of a lipstick person like I am, so she applied a light layer. Her colour held up, and I don`t know if she secretly wiped some of it off during the day, but I would say her`s lasted a good part of the 24 hours. She did mention that hers appeared to be a lot drier than mine. I think I`ll probably be the one testing lip products out from now on 😛 mostly because I looove to try new ones. If you plan to wear a colour for 24 hours then definitely check this one out! Today (April 23rd) I am testing out the Maybelline 24 Hour Superstay lipstick. Part 2 of this 24 hour lip colour review will be up tomorrow!

24 Hours Later

-Caitlin

FTC: Products mentioned in this post were purchased by Shannon and I. All opinions are my own and we are not affiliated with the companies.

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