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March Favorites 2014

Published March 29, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

Happy Spring! On this blog post, I am going to talk about my March favorites. My first March favorites product is my Real Techniques brushes. I absolutely love the brushes.  My second March favorite product is the NYX butter lip gloss. The two that I purchased are the perfect colors for the Spring. I talked about my review on them in my last post. My third March favorite product is my Bobbi Brown foundation that I have talked about them in my previous posts. My fourth March favorite is the Bobbi Brown eyeliner in Mahogoney that is my absolutely favorite. My fifth March favorite is the MAC blush in the color Mineralize. I recently went back to this blush and I am so in love with this color. It looks dark when you see it, but when you put it on the Real Techniques blush brush it looks lighter on the face. My sixth March favorite is the NARS concealer. It is my favorite concealer. My seventh March favorite  is the All in that Glitters eyeshadow from MAC. I have talked about this eyeshadow in my previous posts. My eighth March favorite is the Dior Iconic waterproof mascara. It is my favorite mascara I have ever worn. It makes my eyelashes have volume and lengthy. It is an expensive mascara but it is worth it! I am looking for a better bronzer because the one I have now gives my face look orange and I do not like when my face looks orange. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Photo: The brushes that I just purchased. I heard amazing reviews of these. Can't wait to use them tomorrow.    

Real Techniques Brushes Review

Published March 19, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

On my last post, I said that I purchased the Real Techniques brushes. Today’s post, I wanted to tell you all, my review on it. When I applied the foundation and I put it on the foundation brush, I thought the brush bristles were too cheap looking, but other than that it applies really well on my face. It is a lot better than my other foundation brush. My other brush was from Sephora and I could not wash the bristles that well, because there were still two different foundation on the bristles. I really love the blush brush because it has soft, big  bristles on the bottom of the brush. It also applies really well on my face. The next brush that was in the kit was an eyeshadow brush. The brush bristles were soft. I loved how it applies on my eyes. It applies really well on my eyes. The final brush that I purchased was 50 percent off the kit brushes, was Real Techniques bronzer brush. I love how the brush is so soft on my face, and how it has big bristles on the top which I love. I love how it applies my bronzer on my face. You cannot see that I am wearing bronzer on my face which is a plus. These brushes are my favorite brushes. I would recommend the Real Techniques brushes to anyone. I hope you all are having a great day!

Photo: The brushes that I just purchased. I heard amazing reviews of these. Can't wait to use them tomorrow.

Ulta Haul

Published March 15, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

Today, I went to my first time going to Ulta. I always go to Sephora, but I wanted to buy brushes and I do not like Sephora brushes. The brushes that I purchased at Ulta are the Real Techniques brush. I purchased foundation brush, eyeshadow brush and bronzer brush. The bronzer brush was 50 percent off so I had to buy it. I heard great reviews on them. I am so excited to use them! I also purchased two NYX butter gloss. My friend told me that they are the best and I heard on Youtube beauty gurus talking about it so I wanted to give it a try.  One is called Maple Blondie and it is a nice coral color. The other one is called Meregue.It is a nice pink color, perfect for the Spring time.  I love the smells of them. They smell like something sweet. When first put it on, it feels sticky. I have never worn sticky lip glosses so I would have to adjust to it. So if you like a sticky lip gloss, then you will love this lip gloss. I hope you liked this haul and I will talk to you guys later! I hope you guys have a great weekend! The picture on the left are the swatches that I did of the new lip glosses that I just purchased. The picture on the right are the brushes that I purchased.

Photo: My swatches of my lip gloss that I got which will be up on my blog.          Photo: The brushes that I just purchased. I heard amazing reviews of these. Can't wait to use them tomorrow.

Makeup Brushes

Published March 13, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

I am going to get new makeup brushes soon, but I do not know what kind to get. I have been researching some. For example, I have been looking into Sigma brushes, but they are over 100 dollars and I personally think that that is a lot of money to buy makeup brushes. I have also been looking at Real Techniques brushes from Ulta. The Real Techniques brushes seem like they are good brushes, but I do not know if they are good quality brushes.  The Sigma brushes, that I heard were really good quality brushes and I do need makeup brushes that are really good quality ones. I looked at a couple of beauty guru’s makeup YouTube videos and they were talking about Sigma brushes and how they are really good. As of now, I am thinking about getting splurging and get the Sigma brushes that are the travel brushes. If you have had any Sigma brushes or Real Techniques brushes tell me in the comments below  which one  brushes you like. Thank you!

            

Have a great night!

Almost Spring 2014

Published March 10, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

It is almost Spring. Can you believe it? Winter is almost over! I am so excited to wear my Kat Von D pink lipstick and put my light pink Nordstrom lip gloss on my lips. Plus, I want to purchase the NYX Cosmetics Butter lip glosses from Ulta that everyone is talking about. I heard great reviews on them and I really wanted to try them. Also, I really want to buy a Spring eyeshadow palette. I have a pink eye shadow from MAC that I got years ago, but I really want a palette filled with a lot of bright colors. It will be perfect for the Spring. I  do not want one color to pick from, because I might get tired of the same old eyeshadow. Let me know what Spring eyeshadow palette to buy in the comments below. Thank you!

   

Have a great night!

My First Impressions on DevaCurl Light Defining Gel

Published March 6, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

Today, I got DevaCurl Light Defining Gel in the mail.  I was so excited that it came! After I got the product in the mail, I took a shower. After I took a shower, I put the product in my hair and I love the product. I love how my hair is more curly and has more volume.  You do not need a comb at all when you use this product. You use your fingers instead of a comb. It is sulfate, and silicon free which is good because when you have curly hair you cannot put in a product that has sulfate in it.  My friend was right, that this product would do really well in my hair. All in all, this product is a great product. I would recommend this product to anyone who has curly hair or who have a perm like me. My next purchase is going to be a shampoo called Noo Poo and Heaven Treatment moisture of the product of DevaCurl. I want to finish my shampoo and conditioner that I have first in order to buy more. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

March Haul

Published March 1, 2014 by Nicole Ashley Fashion Blog

Hello ladies,

Happy March! Today, I went to Sephora because my friend suggested me to get Devacurl that will help  my perm to have volume. I could not find it at the store. So I bought it online. I am so excited to try the Devacurl.  I did buy a Dior mascara. I know it is expensive but I heard really great reviews on it. I did not like my CoverGirl mascara because it would not last long on my eyelashes and it would smudge my eyelashes on the bottom where I put my eyeliner. I took out the Dior mascara and it is in a pretty nice package. I wanted to see what the mascara wand looked like and I really like how it was small. I like small mascara wands better than big wands because it applies on my eyelashes better. When I put on the Dior mascara , my eyelashes appear longer and more volume which I love. I love how it applies and I think it will last a really long time. This mascara is the best mascara I have ever used!  I would recommend this mascara to anyone.