Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag Sneak Peeks and Spoilers! Glam room open early!

Well, it looks like ipsy has killed their sneak peeks this month by offering us a way to see our glam room early.
The top row is my mine and the rest is what you might be getting.
I am very excited to get the bag this month, I can't wait to try what has been picked out for me. 
What are you getting and most excited for? 
How do you like the glam room being open early and skipping the sneak peeks?

Founded by Michelle Phan. Personalized beauty products & offers (makeup & more)! Subscribe to the Glam Bag. Membership is free.
If you are not already signed up join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 

First sneak peek  was sent out in an email. 
All August Glam Bag subscribers will get an Urban Decay product!

Play up your rebel status with one of these undeniably daring products in this month's Glam Bag. #2Cool4School
Spoilers- These are the bad boys I got an email about so clearly Urban Decay! 

P.S. Sneak Peeks will continue after the weekend! They'll be back Monday, 8/4.

Drama isn't just for acting class. Any one of these products can transform you from sweet ingenue to sensational diva in no time. What was your high school persona?
 Spoilers- Left to right
 Dr. BRANDT SKINCARE pores no more pore refiner
Lord & Berry Pencil

Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Quad

Manna Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion

J.Cat Flying Solo Eye Shadow

Blush and Bronzer Duo

 Notebook? Check. Pens? Check. Lip Balm? Absolutely. One of these go-to goodies is sure to keep your lips smooth and silky for the most important class of the day: social studies.
 Spoilers- Lip balm!

Monday, July 28, 2014

June 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag Review with Unboxing Video

 As usual lately my Ipsy reviews are being posted nearly a month after getting the bag...  I've just been so crazy busy with work (in a good way) the last few months. Anyway on to the Ipsy stuff!

What I got- 
NYX Butter Gloss Apple Strudel
 Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara and Nicka K New York  Shimmer Eyeliner in green.

Watch my video!

Swatches of the Jouer Lip gloss coming soon! 

How did you like your bag this month?
If you are not already sign up join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 
Also, check out my Stylist Profile here!
Follow this blog with bloglovin' and keep an eye out for my next months sneak peeks and spoilers and my monthly review of the bag!
Follow on Bloglovin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Inspired Watermelon in the Sky Manicure

Broke two nails at work so I had to cut my em short... but still able to do my summer themed nails in time for a facebook groups weekly challenge!
I used-
Rain Check by Sonia Kashuk
Blanc by Essie
Hoch by Julep
Rose Garden Romance by Pomegranate
Fast dry top coat by Seche Vite
The picture of inspiration.
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!

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 2014 Julep Maven Box Review and Swatches!

It is Julep time and this month for the in a long while I went with Classic with a Twist which is the profile I am listed under.

What came in this box-
Vicki- Pink flamingo crème
Kelsey- Powder peach crème
Bare Body Milk- An ultra hydrating body lotion for thirsty skin. The lightweight, fast-absorbing formula leaves a soft, silky finish that’s not heavy or greasy, and our signature Beach Tonic fragrance lets you smell like summer all year long.
Swatch of Kelsey
Swatch of Vicki

Watch my video for more information!
If you too are a maven what did you get?
What did you like the best and how did you feel about the new body milk?
Follow on Bloglovin

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bouqs Review- Boom for the 4th of July

I wanted some red, white, and blue flowers for the 4th but didn't want rose like everyone else seemed to be getting and my last flowers from The Bouqs was roses so I went with one of their 4th of July flowers.
30 Lily Blooms with Statice accents.
Celebrate this summer with a bang! This blast of color features Pink and White Lilies with Blue Statice accents. You’ll love our eco-friendly, sustainable flowers shipped straight from the Volcano to your recipient’s door. With free delivery and double the blooms with deluxe!
 The top picture is from the day the came, so fresh none of the lilies were even open. I sadly did get a good mid way picture of them but the bottom 8 days later still with some lilies closed. I didn't change the water like I usually do, with the holiday I just didn't have time so some of the flowers didn't get water, I realized after some had started to turn brown so I had to change the water. I am now on day 9 and the looking good! I do wish there was more blue statice since I did get them for the 4th but over all they are great!
  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.
Check out their Concierge Service. 
Set up flower deliveries at set, regular intervals, 
calendars & reminders to ensure
you never miss an important date 
and or
be the most thoughtful you can be
with random, surprise deliveries.
They only bill when they ship & you can cancel anytime.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pink Tribal Inspired Accent Nail Manicure

One of the my facebook group's weekly challenge this week is tribal nail art. I just did tribal in another group and did some designs randomly since I was on a tribal kick last month so I am now tribaled out. I wanted to join the challenge but really had to heart to so I thought I'd just do a quick accent nail to take part. Although I started off not being too into it I ended up being very happy with how it turned out... I sometimes change my manicures daily but I liked this so much I kept it for the last 3 days. 
What I used- 
Belmont Shore by Cult
Blanc by Essie
Black striping polish 
Big Shiny top coat by Sally Hansen
Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to leave me a comment if you'd like me to make a video of this design!

Friday, July 4, 2014

3 Fourth of July Nail Designs with Video

Happy Independence Day!

This week I did 3 manicures and I thought I'd share them so I made a video that you can see below if you would like to see out I did any or all of these looks. 
What I used-
Big shimmer top coat and Big Shiny top coat by Sally Hansen 
SE22 stamp plate
Dried flowers
Manaco by Julep (blue)
Rose Garden Romance by Pomegranate (red)
Blanc by Essie (white)
Watch my Video!

The flag mani is my favorite so it is what I am rocking today. 
Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag Sneak Peeks and Spoilers!

The bags have been shipped and Ipsy will be sending tracking this week and next.
The glam rooms also also open and this is what I will be getting and what I will be reviewing!
Founded by Michelle Phan. Personalized beauty products & offers (makeup & more)! Subscribe to the Glam Bag. Membership is free.
If you are not already signed up join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 

Follow this blog with bloglovin' and keep an eye out for my monthly sneak peeks and spoilers and my monthly review of the bag!  
Cream or powder? That's a slippery question. Which of these products do you hope makes a splash in your Glam Bag this month?
 Spoiler- We have a few Bare Minerals goodies!
One of these amazing picks will help protect your summer skin while the sun's out! What summer activity will be keeping you under the sun this season?
 Spoiler- Don't really need one with this sneak peek, kinda a spoiler it's self... Yay!
I wonder if that means I'll be getting the Hang Ten since I got The Pur-Lisse business last month...blah.
We're cooking up something hot this month! Which two of these amazing beauties do you want to help add extra flavor to your summer beauty menu?
Spoilers- Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm, They're Real! beyond mascara deluxe sample, Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass Lip Tint, Pürminerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara, Lord & Berry liner, wHet Nails looks to be in Facetious, POP Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer, Model Own, Nailtini polish looks to be in color Champagne pearl.
Nothing but lemonade in this summer bunch! Which one of these fabulous products are you hoping will sweeten up your summer?
Catch some sun. Catch the waves. This month's bright Glam Bag will be sure to catch eyes! Now tell us - can you guess this month's theme?

And with the bag this is the end of the sneak peeks... and I have to say I already I love this bag, I am so very excite to see the goodies I get but damn that bag is cute and I'd be fine if that is all that came.

What are you most excited for and hoping to get?

July Giveaway & 1 Year Blogiversary- 3 Prizes, 3 Winners, and 3 Ways to Win!

 See you next month!
Tomorrow, July 2nd is my one year blogiversary. I have been so excited all week for it and now that it is here I really don't know what to say other than thank you all very much for hanging around for the last year with me (and longer if you followed over from my last blog), commenting, liking, sharing and chatting with me! I hope I have inspired, given a helpful tip or entertained you in some way.
I have been blogging for many years but since starting this one I’ve fallen in love with blogging and the blogging community. I have even branched out and started a Youtube channel recently! I am excited to see were I am next year. Anyway, enough of the blah blah blah and on to the giveaway!

3 Prizes-
 nails inc. Spring Summer Collection
This set contains:
- 0.13 oz x 6 nail polish in Colville Mews (pale nude), Little George Street (dusky pale blue), William Street (bright aqua), Princes Gate (pale pink), Bruton Lane (peach), Sloane Street (neon pink)
Sephora Favorites Lashstash To Go
This set contains:
- 0.17 oz Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara
- 0.135 oz Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Mascara
- 0.16 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
- 0.08 oz Blinc Inc. Blinc Mascara
- 0.18 oz Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black
- Voucher for full-size featured mascara

Blogiversary Contest Prize-
butter LONDON Fashion Size Tops And Tails Kit
This set contains:
- 0.20 oz Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat
- 0.20 oz Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat
- Scrubbers packette
- butter LONDON file
- Small pouch

3 Ways to win-
1. Simply enter by completing as many or as few entries on the giveaway widget. One person will be randomly picked after the giveaway is overs, same as I have done before.

2. In the entry 'Share with a friend' on the bottom of the widget you can create a code to give your friends, please try to be unique and not just use your name. Have your friends leave a comment with your code to be entered to win... you'll also get an addition 10 entries for the main July giveaway giving you a chance to win twice this month.  The person with the most used code will be able to pick one of the prizes above.

3. Share with me a manicure inspired by me and my blog. It can be for my blogiversary, a nail art design of mine or anything from my blog that may inspire your nail art. *If you do a recreation I did of another's please credit the OG nail designer as well when you share your picture.* Link me and tag me #laniebuck @laniebuck or @elainebuckner on twitter Pictures will be shared so let me know if you do not want them shared or your name used. You can make as many manicures as you'd like and enter as many times as you'd like. Remember to have fun, they don't have to look professionally done and have a picture with a SLR camera. I will pick my favorite design.

 Giveaway information and rules-
This giveaway will run from July 1st- July 16th 2014 at midnight. The winners 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 prizes will be bought as a gift by me for the winner and shipped from the company.
The winners 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 Nails Inc set cannot be shipped to either Alaska, Hawaii but your are welcome to enter for the Lash Stash!
Enter now!
July Giveaway

Blogiversary Contest