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Hello everyone! I'm here to share my 2nd tutorial which features the Coastal Scents 88 palette. I haven't been using this palette lately so I've decided to create a look that's spring-appropriate -- pinks, purples, and a colored eyeliner that I will review as soon as I can. I will post a video as soon as I'm done editing. For now, enjoy this preview! <3
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This is the finished look! <3 I hope you like it! xx
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Today's review is featuring a drugstore gem: Wet N' Wild Megalast Lipstick. I am absolutely in love with these. They are cheap, but have the quality is just beyond my expectations. These lipsticks are semi-matte and are very very pigmented.

FROM WET N' WILD:
    Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.
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Wet N' Wild Megalast Lipstick in 905D Smokin' Hot Pink, 908C Sugar Plum Fairy, 906D Wine Room, 909D Coral-ine, 901B Think Pink

    First Look

Wet N' Wild Megalast Lipsticks are just great. They have an exceptional pigmentation. If you think their Silk Finish Lipsticks are good, you'll like these even more. I think these easily fall in the top 5 best drugstore lipsticks out there. They are just phenomenal.
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Wet N' Wild Megalast Lipstick in 905D Smokin' Hot Pink, 908C Sugar Plum Fairy, 906D Wine Room, 909D Coral-ine, 901B Think Pink
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Wet N' Wild Megalast Lipstick in 905D Smokin' Hot Pink, 908C Sugar Plum Fairy, 906D Wine Room, 909D Coral-ine, 901B Think Pink
 
 
I went to Ulta today to buy my favorite heat-protectant spray, and visited their nail polish display and saw they now carry the brand Zoya. I've been buying my OPI nail polishes at Ulta, and I've never seen Zoya at Ulta before. I was really curious with these nail polish since I've read reviews about them online.
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Zoya Matte Velvet Lacquer in Lolly

    First Look

I only saw 3 different colors of Zoya's Matte Velvet Lacquer line: turquoise, chartreuse, and this hot pink that's featured in this first impression post. I was going to get the turquoise, but since pink is my favorite color, I went with it. At first, I was impressed how quick this nail polish dried. I think after 15 seconds, you're good to go. This nail polish has no glitter, no sheen, nor shimmer -- it is matte after all. It looks as if your nails are painted with watercolor, and I think that's the best way to describe its texture, too. You can buy these for $7.00 at Ulta stores.

    Quality

You should expect streaks from this nail polish since it is matte. I'm not surprised when I brushed the excess product on the opening of the bottle, I noticed that the product became a little thicker than the first time I saw it. But then again, it is dries quickly so I think it's safe to say that when you leave the bottle open, the product inside will thicken. This type of nail polish (matte) are new to me so I didn't really know what to expect. I'm not disappointed because I really like the color. I think it is a perfect color for summer! I wouldn't expect nail polishes like these to last like the regular nail polishes. These could be easily removed by scratching it, which I wouldn't recommend. Zoya mentioned in their website:
    "Matte Nail Polish color by Zoya is intended to be worn with a base coat, but not a top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte Zoya Matte Nail Polish color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare nail with Zoya Remove (3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail plate cleaner and new color prep) prior to applying color."
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Zoya Matte Velvet Lacquer in Lolly
 
 
Today, I received the package I've been waiting to arrive -- my Missha BB Cream! I have to be honest, I was really excited when the little box from Korea arrived at my desk today. I even tweeted about it!

Anyway, I'm doing a first impression post for this one since I'm really really excited to try this product. I've been hearing reviews about it on Youtube, and I think it's about time I give in to the craze. Besides, it's only a couple of bucks on eBay, so I gave it a shot.
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Missha BB Cream in No. 23

    First Look

I think this shade -- No. 23 -- leans towards the neutral side. I have yellow undertones and I noticed that even with Missha's darkest shade (which is No. 23), it's still a little bit light for me, and this is the whitest my skin is going to get since winter just ended. The consistency of this BB cream reminds me of the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. It's not too thick nor too heavy; it's just right. I believe I got this for $9.00 at eBay. The tube is pretty small (20ml), but since I just wanted to try it, a small tube is perfect for me.
 
 
Everyone seems to be talking about their beauty/skin care routine. Now, I'm here to share you beauty tips that I know and read through blogs, magazines, and through word of mouth.
1. ALWAYS, I repeat, ALWAYS wash your make-up brushes after use. Bacteria grows in those tiny bristles so make sure you wash your brushes before using them again. I am, sometimes, guilty of this crime and I suffer the consequence -- ACNE! So please, ladies, do yourselves a favor. Spot clean them using a brush cleanser, or use a baby shampoo to clean the hair.
2. Have a good and consistent skin care routine. Wash your face in the morning and at night. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you have a gentle cleanser. If you have dry skin, use a creamy face wash, and if you have oily skin, use foaming face washes. This is optional: follow with toner. Choose a good moisturizer. During the day, pick a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15, and at night, choose a cold cream which will moisturize your skin overnight.
3. ALWAYS remove your make-up before going to sleep. I know, I know, life could be hectic sometimes, but that's not an excuse to leave your make-up on your face while you're sleeping. Make sure you have a good make-up remover or have a cleanser that removes your make up. However tired you are, you SHOULD remove your make-up before going to bed.
 
 

   First Look

There have been a lot of youtubers who raved about this product, this über cute product -- the EOS Lip Balm! And of course, I gave in. It was only a couple of bucks, so why not. I had this lip serum that I use every night, and since I'm running out of it, and I can't find it anywhere else for the price I wanted, I'm not really ready to spend $20 for a lip serum that I'm probably going to use for a while, but still, I can't spend that much money on a colorless lip serum.

And then there's EOS lip balm. I chose the scent (because there are no "shades" for these lip balms) Honeysuckle Honeydew. I also chose the one without an SPF since I will be using these during nighttime as well since I like putting on lip balm before I go to sleep.

PS. They spotted Ed Westwick (Chuck from Gossip Girl) applying these in public! See picture below. :D
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EOS Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew