Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sonia Kashuk Make a Face Brush Set Inspired Nail Art

 All I used-
Base and jet by Julep
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Sonia Kashuk
Blanc by Essie
Liquid Gold Color Foil and Big Shiny top coat by Sally Hansen
Pueen stamp plate 107
The inspiration-
Make a Face set by Sonia Kashuk
This set of four deluxe powder brushes contains everything you need for a flawless face and are fit for display with floral printed handles, pastel aqua bristles and a touch of gold trim. Includes a flat top sculpting brush for effortless contouring, duo fiber multipurpose brush to highlight cheekbones, synthetic flat top multipurpose blush brush to add color to the apples of cheeks and a dense blush/powder brush to buff powder or bronzer seamlessly into the skin.
Watch my video-
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using the hashtag #LanieBuck & my tag @LanieBuck so I can see how they turn out!

Product Review- Nail Cones Stickers

Product Description
This is an easy to use product that protects your skin when you apply nail polish. It is a sticker that is cut out to form around the nail when the polish is applied.  It is easy to apply and remove. A perfect polish every time.
These are I guess were made for short nails, you'd apply the stickers under the tips of the nails to protect the skin there. I have longer tips so I don't have a problem with polish getting on my skin there, clean up needed around the base of my nail is what I run into. I am terrible at water dipped nail designs and hate the clean up of those designs so I thought these would be perfect for my practice.
Overall, I am happy with how they turned out for how I used them. You get 4 sheets of 15 each for a total of 60 nail cones for $5.99 shipped. There are 3 sizes per sheet, 5 each per size. I have small nail beds so I only found 5 per sheet helpful so I don't think I'd buy more unless I could order by size.
There is a lot of alternatives for these like tape, Elmer's glue, and peeling polish. I think these would be perfect for a nail party or gift if you wanted cute nail goodies but just for me I'll stick with tape and glue... cheap.

You can find more on the Nail Cones or buy on their site at

I received this product mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Product Review- 180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum + Peptides

Product Description
Powerful peptides work in synergy with hyaluronic acid to battle the aging process and boost collagen formation, for smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin
Results show-
- Significant reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Repairs and restores skin at its innermost levels
- Prevents the formation of new wrinkles
- Skin is hydrated, nourished, and rejuvenated

 As we age, the body produces less and less hyaluronic acid, thus affecting how moisture is stored in the skin. Ultima Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum works to mend that by providing the skin with the nourishing ingredients it needs to remain young and radiant. Penetrating deep into the skin and nourishing from the core, this serum brings back elasticity to your skin and reverses the signs of aging while protecting from free radicals.

180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Serum is recommended for anyone of any age interested in preserving and maintaining the skin's natural elasticity and youthful qualities.  
My Review-
I use it once a day after my morning shower before I apply my make up and I have really seen a difference in my skin. I started to notice I had fine lines around my eyes (I think from squinting in the sun due to sensitive eyes) after a month of using it they are nearly gone. I am also wearing less concealer now and my skin is so much softer.
Sadly I didn't take a picture of my face last month but here is my skin with a month of using the serum.

Overall I am very happy with I got a chance to try it, it has become part of my daily routine. I also shared it with my cousin and he thought I had let him use a $80-$100 product because his skin felt so nice and soft so quickly... it retails for $19.95. I would differently recommend this.

You can find more information and buy the serum here.
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I received this product mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Abstract 80's Inspired Nail Art Design

Another mani for a group I'm in on facebook found here, join us! Abstract 80's inspired nails for this weeks challenge.

I used-
Crema De Limon by Lime Crime
I'm Addicted by Essie
Rose Garden Romance by Pomegranate 
Seche Vite fast dry top coat 
  Pueen 111 Stamping Plate
Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by and taking a look! 
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using the hashtag #LanieBuck & my tag @LanieBuck so I can see how they turn out!
If you'd like me to do a video tutorial for this mani feel free to leave me a comment below! 

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Influenster Go VoxBox with Video Unboxing and Review

I was picked to receive a complimentary Go VoxBox from Influenster.
VoxBoxes are boxes filled with complimentary products from your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) brands. Not all Voxboxes are created equal: some programs feature an assortment of products while others will spotlight one awesome brand. But make no mistake: All VoxBoxes are created awesome.

What came in this box-

Product Brand/Facebook
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Playtex Sport and Gentle Glide
Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake The Vitamin Shoppe
Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds Blue Diamond Almonds
Profoot Triad Orthodic AND Profoot Pedi Rock Profoot Care
Aqua Spa Body Creme OR Aqua Spa Bath Salts Aqua Spa Bath
1 Voucher for a FREE Muller Yogurt Product Muller Quaker
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Julep Maven June 2014 Box Review!

It is Julep time and I got the Boho Glam box. I am a Classic with a Twist... don't tell Classic on me.

What came in this box- 
Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat- A breathable, perfecting base coat that creates a matte canvas for long-lasting color 
Natalia (Boho Glam)- Refined copper metallic 
Harlow (Boho Glam)- Golden dragonfly iridescent chrome
 Here we have the lovely Harlow and below is Natalia. Julep has had a problem in the past of having their pictures and swatches be overexposed making their polish seem like very different in person(see here) and I am very happy that this is not the case this month because I was and am very happy with what I saw and got.
Watch my unboxing and swatch video!
For accent finger I used-
Jet by Julep for stamping
Bridal 06 plate by MoYou London
If you too are a maven what did you get?
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Fortified- Bouqs Review

 Bouqs time!
 As I said before I am going to try to review all of The Bouqs flowers and this month is a deluxe of Fortified! If you have not seen my other post on Bouqs, their regular size is $40 and for just $10 more you get double so I always go with the deluxe.
Fortified by unique, bi-color roses in Yellow and Red. 
 So I let my fiance pick our the flowers and this is what he picked. I have to say after Cotton Candy (see my review here) I was not excited for these boring rose but Bouqs has surprised me again and I am very happy we got Fortified!
 Not only do they look great they smell fantastic! I wish I could share the scent with you but sadly this is just the internet and I can not.
 Here is what the looked like when the first came, still closed buds. The above pictures are 3 days later of soaking in water and flower food with 2 clippings.
I have had a crushed flower here and missing a flower there but when The Bouqs does well they do fucking amazing. I am still in awe of their roses and more specifically their yellow roses, they are so hard to grow and care for so kudos to you Bouqs.
Have you received any? 
What is your favorite or what have you been wanting to get? 
Keep an eye out for my next Bouqs coming in a few weeks and if you would like me to review ones that I have not already tried feel free to leave a comment below and I will try to get it next!

Find my other Bouqs reviews here.
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you never miss an important date 
and or
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They only bill when they ship & you can cancel anytime.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

June's Giveaway- Smashbox Try It Kit & Ciaté Beach House Collection

New month new giveaway as a thank you to all of my great readers! You may notice that the giveaway started earlier then I usually do since my 1 year Blogoversary is next month and I want to have it run just before the next giveaway!
What you could win-
Smashbox Try It Kit
This set contains:
- 0.25 oz Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- 0.02 oz Photo Finish Lid Primer
- 0.03 oz Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx
- 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
- 0.14 oz Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume
Ciaté Beach House Collection 
This set contains:
- 5 x 0.17oz Mini Ciaté Paint Pods in Surfs Up (aqua glitter top coat), Offshore (deep blue), Raspberry Collins (pop pink), Palm Tree (vibrant green), Beach Bum (classic nude)
 Giveaway information and rules-
This giveaway will run from June 2nd- June 16th 2014 at midnight. The winner will receive the Ciaté Beach House Collection or Smashbox Try It Kit. The winner will be emailed by me to get your shipping information and prize pick. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. The prize will be bought as a gift by me for the winner and shipped from the company.
The winner will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
This giveaway is open internationally. 
Sorry, the Ciaté set cannot be shipped to either Alaska, Hawaii but your are welcome to enter for the Smashbox kit!
Enter now!
Good Luck!