Top 5 Favorite Nail Polishes!

Yayy! I’m so excited to talk about something different from makeup. So today I’m gonna talk about my favorite nail polishes. I have no included gel on purpose, that will be for another day. I have rated the nail polishes based of of long wearing, colors, consistency, overall just amazing nail polishes.

1. OPI

 

This is my all time favorite nail polish brand……I know I know, you’re probably not surprised. This nail polish is so long lasting, so pigmented and soooo smooth to apply. It can be found in just about any nail salon across american and it will be my forever favorite. The color above is my favorite color polish of all time- big apple red. It is just so classic and red nail polish never goes out of style. OPI is an amazing brand and always has the best trendy colors for every season.

OPI can be found at Ulta or Target for about $10.50

http://www.ulta.com/brand/opi

 

2. Essie

 

Obviously, another fan fave! My favorite thing about this nail polish brand is the colors. They have the funnest colors out of any brand! They have the best pinks and the best blues and the best purples! If you are in the mood for a fun bright different nail polish, Essie is the brand for you. I love so many of their colors that I literally struggled for a picture for you guys. I was planning on posting a picture of my favorite color from each brand I love then I got to Essie…impossible. For me personally, the wear time isn’t that great. It lasts on me about 2/3 days before it starts to chip. But don’t let that deter you- I have plenty of friends who say this nail polish lasts a long time. Either way, still one of my favorite brands.

Essie can be found at Target or Ulta for about $9

http://www.ulta.com/nail-polish?productId=xlsImpprod1320170

 

3. Cina Glaze

Image result for china glaze pool party

 

China Glaze is my OG fave. I use to wear these bright vibrant colors all the time. This is similar to OPI in the wear time. This is a great long wearing nail polish with fun bright colors. The only bad thing I can say about this nail polish is the pigmentation. It definitely takes a few coats for this to cover. But again a great nail polish.

China Glaze can be found at Ulta or Sally Beauty Supply

http://www.ulta.com/nail-lacquer-with-hardeners?productId=VP12102

 

4. Sally Hansen: Insta-Dri

Everyone needs to have at least 1 bottle of this in their collection. Do yourself a favor and go to the store and buy a color that goes with everything or that you could wear over and over again. Buy yourself a nude, light pink or even an everyday red. This is the perfect nail polish for a girl on the run! If you are anything like me…you will not leave the house without your toes painted. Every girl knows the feeling when you have limited time to get ready and your rushing around. You’re about to run out the door in 10 minutes when you look down and your toes aren’t painted…ughh!! Do not fear! This is where this guy comes in handy. When I say this nail polish completely dries in less than 30 seconds, I’m not even joking. So when you have 10 minutes before you have to leave slap this on your nails and you’re good to go. No, this isn’t the best quality nail polish and no it’s not going to last weeks on end. But I added it to faves list cuz it’s literally a life saver.

You can find Sally Hansen: Insta-Dri at Target for about $4

 

5. ORLY

Love this nail polish solely for the purpose of the neons that they have. This color right here is literally what I wore everyday in college. The color is called beach cruiser and it is the perfect neon pink. The picture literally does no justice. The oranges, limes and yellows are fantastic. The only downfall is it deff takes a few coats. It isn’t very pigmented but the good news is it deff lasts a while.

You can find ORLY nail polish at Ulta for about $8.99

http://www.ulta.com/brand/orly

 

Please please please tell me your favorite nail polish brands and colors. I’m always looking for new colors and brands to try out!

until next time!

xoxo

ashley beth

 

 

Favorite Product Friday- Beauty Blender

 

Beautyblender- the original

 

What is it?

A glorified cosmetic sponge

 

How much?

$20

 

Where to purchase?

http://www.sephora.com/beautyblender-P228913?skuId=1151869&icid2=products%20grid:p228913

Why you need it?

Anyone who puts makeup on needs this product. I don’t care if you wear makeup 365 days a year or 1 day a year, you need this in your kit. This little guy has so many different uses. You can use it for applying foundation, concealer, contour, moisturizers even powders! Compared to other beauty sponges, this sponge does not suck up all your product. I bought this sponge about 5 years ago and when I tell you I have not used anything else to apply my foundation. Read the directions!!! Make sure you properly prep this sponge. If you wet the sponge properly and give it optimal drying time this will not suck up your foundation and it will leave you with a flawless finish.

Ashley Beth Tip*** Apply your foundation with a brush, like the Morphe m439 and pounce the beauty blender on after for a flawless, seamless, smooth look.

 

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

Xoxo

Ashley beth

Palette Spot Light- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Modern Renaissance Palette

This palette is pure gold! This might be the palette of 2016! This palette is life changing and #goals. Here is what the Modern Renaissance Palette has to offer…

Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish

Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish

Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish

Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish

Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish

Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish

Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish

Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish

Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish

Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish

Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish

Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish

Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish

Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish

The Good

-amazing creamy formula

-best shades of red

-extremely pigmented

-obsessed with the velvet packaging

-shades blend very nicely

The Bad

-a lot of fallout

-I feel like I can’t use just this pallette

– I feel like there isn’t a lot of eyeshadow in each pan

Overall

I will buy this palette time and time again. This palette really inspires me to stray away from the norm. Everything from the mustardy browns to the deep pinky reds. The looks you can create with this palette is honestly endless.

http://www.sephora.com/modern-renaissance-eye-shadow-palette-P409118?skuId=1820406&keyword=ANASTASIA%20BEVERLY%20HILLS%20Modern%20Renaissance%20Eye%20Shadow%20Palette

 

***Ashley Beth tip: Go in with a very light hand! This eyeshadow tends to have a lot of fallout and is very deeply pigmented. When working with the reds I always go in very lightly. Remember you can always add more!

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

Xoxo

Ashley beth

Top 5 Favorite Drugstore Products

Ahhhhhh!!! This was like torture for me to write this. There are so many different drug store products and tools that I am obsessed with . It was so hard for me to pick just 5! I narrowed my favorites down by products I use everyday or I have continually used for a long time. Alright, here we go!

 

 

  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

 

 

This foundation is better than most high end designer foundations. This little gem is one of the best foundations on the market right now. Not only does it last all day into the night it does not separate on your face or oxidize to ca completely different color. This product is described as a “demi- matte” finish which is perfect for me. I love my skin to look glowy and slightly dewy so I’ve been hesitant to go for a matte foundation. This product is the perfect matte/dewy combination. My skin looks perfectly matte without looking dull or flat. My skin still feels hydrated and gives me that glowing look. Powders and cream contour layer perfectly over this foundation. I give it 5 stars!

 

Where to get it?

I get mine at either Target or Ulta but you can find this anywhere they sell L’Oreal

http://www.ulta.com/infallible-pro-matte-24hr-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod11861081

 

How much?

I’d say $11-12ish depending where you get it

 

  1. Ardell Demi Wispies Natural

 

These are my everyday lashes. They are a great price point for the quality of the last. You can use these lashes over and over and they hold up great. They have a little extra drama but at the same time they’re girly and perfect for an everyday look.

Where to get it?

I get mine at Target, Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply, Amazon

 

http://www.ulta.com/demi-wispies-natural-multipack?productId=xlsImpprod12441145

 

How much?

About $3.99 for a single pack or $11.99 for a 4 pack

  1. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

 

There’s nothing I love more than a weightless, light, liquid concealer. This guy is everything and more. I tend to have a dry under eye and steer clear from creams, sticks, clay, thick concealers.  This concealer is hydrating and weightless. It feels like I’m not wearing anything. After applying my foundation I apply this concealer and gently blend it out with my beautyblender. This concealer doesn’t crease or fade away after a long day. This also works great as a highlighter in the lighter shades.

 

Where to get it?

I get mine at either Target or Ulta but you can find this anywhere they sell Maybelline

http://www.ulta.com/fit-me-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod2980149

 

How much?

About $5.29-$6.99

 

 

  1. L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

 

YESSSS!!! This mascara gives me life! This tiny delicate wand is perfect for the lower lashes. No, it will not give you volume but it will make every one of your lashes show. The formula of the mascara is great too. It’s not thick and will never dry out. I usually start my upper and lower lashes out by curling them and using this mascara. If I am not wearing fake lashes, I will finish my lashes off with a coat of either L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara…

 

Or Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara…

This will give you great volume and thickness to your lashes.

 

Where to get it?

I get mine at either Target or Ulta but you can find this anywhere they sell L’Oreal

http://www.ulta.com/telescopic-carbon-black-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod560124

 

 

How much?

About $9.99

 

  1. Neutrogena- Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover

 

This is my OG drugstore makeup product. I’ve been religiously using this since I was just a baby in middle school. I’ve been loving this eye makeup remover since the day I started wearing makeup. This makeup remover takes off even the smokiest of eyes. I take a cotton round and in one swipe my eye makeup comes off. Neutrogena says it is oil free but it feels very oily on the skin and when you see it in the bottle you can see the separation. My usual routine is taking off is using this to take off my eye makeup first followed by washing my face with a facial cleanser, so this product works for me. I wouldn’t recommend using this and saying you’re good to go; I’d follow up with washing your whole face.

 

Where to get it?

I get mine at either Target or Ulta but you can find this anywhere they sell Neutrogena

http://www.ulta.com/oil-free-eye-makeup-remover?productId=prod2109669

 

 

How much?

About $4.99-$7.99

 

 

One of my favorite things as a makeup artist is discovering new products. I love trying new things out and finding the next best thing. Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear what your favorite drugstore products are or even what you think of these products!

 

Xoxo

 

Ashley beth

Favorite Product Friday- Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser

Philosophy- Purity Made Simple Cleanser

 

What is it?

An everyday facial cleanser

 

How much?

$11-$55 (3oz-32oz)

Where to purchase?

http://www.sephora.com/purity-made-simple-P7109?skuId=524348&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap7109

Why you need it?

This is a must try! I love this cleanser and literally use it everyday of my life. This cleanser is a hydrating soft and gentle cleanser for your face. I have combination skin and it works perfectly for my skin type. My favorite thing about this cleanser is that it removes all makeup right before your eyes. I cannot remember the last time I even used eyemakeup remover. This cleanser has a very very soft scent which is barely noticeable. Also, this is a great cleanser for your makeup brushes and tools!

Ashley Beth Tip*** Use this cleanser with your clarisonic for a fresh exfoliate clean face!

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

 

Xoxo

Ashley Beth

Palette Spot Light!

Urban Decay’s Naked 2  Eye Shadow Palette

Behold the ultimate basic bitch pallet! But not so fast….this pallet is anything but basic. This pallet is surprisingly very versatile and can transform any look from day to night. This palette offers 12 gorgeous shades ranging from shimmer to matte to even “micro glitter”. Check out these bold shades…

 

Foxy (cream bisque matte)

Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer)

Bootycall (cork shimmer)

Chopper (copper shimmer w/ silver micro-glitter)

Tease (creamy pale brown matte)

Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer)

Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer)

Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer

Verve (oyster shimmer)

YDK (cool bronze shimmer)

Busted (deep brown shimmer)

Blackout (blackest black matte)

 

The Good

-amazing everyday shades

-perfect shimmer shades for day time

-you can purchase these shades individually

-surprisingly the blending side of the brush is great

-great for traveling

 

The Bad

-not very pigmented

-not the easiest shadows to blend

-not a big fan of the packaging

 

Overall

I have purchased this palette several times, so yes I do love this palette. My favorite thing about the palette is if you are traveling this is a great palette to bring with you. This is the perfect palette to do a day time look as well as a night time look. This pallet is also great for a build able look. Start with the matte shades and throw a shimmer on the lid to easily make your eyes pop.

 

http://www.sephora.com/naked2-P302916?skuId=1393636&icid2=products%20grid:p302916

 

 

***Ashley Beth tip: Purchase your favorites in individual shadow pots for $19 instead of purchasing the pallett over and over again for just a few shades.

 

Xoxo

Ashley beth

Eye Shadow Tuesday!

Welcome back everyone! My eye shadow we’re going to talk about today is Mac- Rule. This eye shadow is just one of those colors that can bring your basic eye look to the next level. My favorite way to use this eye shadow is as a finisher. Do your everyday browns/coppers/peach/nude look and at the end take a big fluffy brush and use Rule to blend out the crease.

Mac- Rule

 

Rule is a matte shadow and can be purchase in a pot or a pan here…

 

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13840/363/products/makeup/eyes/shadow/eye-shadow#/shade/Rule

 

 

***Ashley Beth Tip: Pair Rule with shades of red for a flawless blended look

 

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

 

 

Xoxo,

 

Ashley beth