Beauty By Krystal

Sunday, February 07, 2016

NOTD 2-7-16 Super Bowl 50 Panthers

Super Bowl Sunday! :) I love to follow the NFL, and Super Bowl is always exciting for the fans. We're not throwing a party or attending a party, so it's a chill day to watch the game. I did some nail swatching yesterday, so I changed up my current manicure to sport some Panthers colors because I'm really hoping they win. I'm a Raider fan at heart, so I definitely can't root for the Broncos (LOL), but I feel like the Panthers have been a great team this season, and I think they definitely deserve that trophy.

Base color is OCC Pool Boy
Thumb and ring are topped with Maybelline Street Art polish in Blue Beats
Index and pinky are topped with Renaissance Gaia
Middle is topped with Beauty Treats Jingle Bells and Silver Sparkles (my favorite holo combo)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

ELF Total Face Palette | Review & Swatches

ELF Cosmetics is on a roll with their palette releases, and their newest one, the Total Face Palette ($8)*, it's perfect for the new year's trend of light, fresh, youthful makeup. With a strong focus on perfect skin this year, we probably don't want heavy contours and dramatic looks. The Total Face Palette might look too light for us all to enjoy, but I think that is the concept and mission behind it. Everyone can benefit from the soft bronzer to warm the complexion of the skin, the sheer yet buildable pink and peach blushes for a healthy flush of color, and the subtle glistening glow of the highlighter.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base | Review & Swatches

I just fell in love with the $48 Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base, whyyy? Oh, I know why, because:
"This 55 percent water-infused primer glides across the skin with incredible ease and hydrates instantly. Its blend of mirror-flat intense reflection pearls help to blur minor imperfections for shimmer-free, youthful-looking luminosity. The universal shade, Nude Radiance No.01, adds a fresh, dewy glow to any skintone, while Golden Radiance No.02 gives skin a warmed tone."

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Crown Brush Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

[pr sample]

Crown Brush is a private label cosmetics company, they specialize in professional makeup products and tools from makeup brushes to makeup palettes to special effects. They are crazy affordable and do sales/deals quite often throughout the year. I have been using Crown Brush makeup brushes for the past million years, I purchase backups every time I see them at a beauty event. I have also used their makeup palettes in the past when I was pursuing a makeup artist career (pre-second-child lol).

Today, I have a review on their Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette ($21.95), a warm neutral-toned palette with twelve shades in matte, shimmer, and sparkle finishes, as well as a double-ended synthetic eyeshadow brush of good quality.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Goslings Original ChopSaver Lip Care | Review

[pr sample]

Just hear me out, yes, I'm doing a review on a tube of lip balm, but it's for a very good reason. When I was offered a pr sample of the Goslings Original ChopSaver Lip Care ($3.99), I browsed the website and was automatically intrigued about the product. The all-natural, herbal lip care, ChopSaver, was developed by professional trumpet player, Dan Gosling, in his own kitchen. Motivated by the natural healing agent derived from sunflowers, Arnica, he concocted the perfect formula to also include organic ingredients Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Aloe, Citrus Oils, and Grapeseed Oil (see ingredient list here*).

Not only is his lip balm highly touted by musicians who no longer need to worry about chapping, soreness or inflammation, ChopSaver is also recommended by doctors as a Petroleum and gluten-free lip care that is long lasting and soothing. Their is also the ChopSaver SPF 15 lip balm for outdoor protection.