Love it or Leave it: Wet n Wild Halloween

I am not sure what has happened. Last week it was sunny and 88 degrees and this morning I woke up and it was cloudy and supposed to be in the 60s all week. I guess that means it is officially fall, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner.

Although they only just release their Midnight Mermaid collection, I walked into my local Walgreens and found four limited edition Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks for Halloween.

The Halloween collection includes for new, unique shades. From top to bottom: Boo Blu, Terrifying Tangerine, Purple Panic and Emerald City. As of right now, the only places where this collection can be found is drug stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid.

Now, the colors are clearly something new and unique for the Catsuit line. Unfortunately, I was not a huge fan of these colors or formula. I found them to be a little patchy, but they are not terrible. I also find that they are more moussey than the permanent line and do not dry down all of the way, so they are not transfer proof.

For me, personally, I do not see myself getting much use out of these. If I am going to wear a crazy color, I would prefer it to be darker like the ones in the Midnight Mermaid collection. That being said, these could be really fun for Halloween! They would be perfect for costume makeup. Since I will most likely be working in a high school on Halloween, I think I am going to skip wearing a full costume and just go with crazy makeup. I’m thinking a candy corn theme with the orange lip.

What about you? Do you see yourself in any of these colors?

Xoxo Sammie

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Wet n Wild: Midnight Mermaid

I have been obsessed with mermaids ever since I was a little girl. I can remember spending summers in our pool with my cousin playing mermaid and trying to swim like we had tails. When I first heard that Wet n Wild was releasing a mermaid collection, I knew I had to have it.

The collection has 12 items total: 4 MegaLast Metallic Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks, 4 Color Icon Metallic Liquid Eyeshadows, 3 MegaLiner Metallic Liners, and one Mermaid Highlighting Bar. The collection is limited edition and can be purchased online at Wet n Wild and Ulta as well as instore at CVS and Walgreens.

The first products are the metallic liquid lipsticks. Wet n Wild first came out with their Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks early this year. I have a full review of them here. These are part of the same line except they are a metallic matte and in more trendy colors. The first is Coral Crown which is a burnt orange metallic. Next is Harbor A Crush which is a burgundy red metallic. It is also the only shade that is not vegan. Next are the really trendy colors. Siren’s Jewel is a metallic emerald green color and Sea Seduction is a dark blue metallic. All of these shades are really beautiful and comfortable to wear. They are very pigmented and were not streaky or patchy. While the red and orange are the most wearable, I can definitely see myself wearing the blue on a girls night out. The only this is that they do slightly transfer.

I was most excited for the liquid eyeshadows. With all of the glitter, they really reminded me of the Stila Magnificent Metals and they did not disappoint. There are four different shades: Lara’s Necklace (green), Aquatic Prism (blue), Mysterious Nights (black), and Moonlight Majesty (purple). They are different colored glitter in a matching base color. However, the base color is not super opaque. These work best when placed on the top of a powder shadow. I also found that they work really well when applied with a brush, for more precision. Ther work great as glitter liner or to use as a glitter cut crease. Also, they are beautiful to use for a glittery smokey eye or to create a glitter halo effect. I think it could be fun to use for a glittery lower lash line as well. I really enjoy these and hope the Wet n Wild will add to the collection with lighter colors.

Wet n Wild has had the MegaLiners for as long as I can remember. For this collection, they decided to change it up a little. They came out with three new, limited edition metallic shades. Sea Symmetry is a beautiful green color and it is fairly pigmented. I only have to go over it once to get full opacity. Sea Dreams is a dark blue and Trident’s Shimmer is a steel grey. These are both beautiful but they take a couple of layers to get full color pay off. I really enjoy using these on their own as well as a base for the liquid eyeshadows to create a glitter liner.

The final product is the Mermaid Highlighting Bar in Midnight Moon. This product is stunning! It has the image of a mermaid tail embossed across it. The product itself it very smooth and blends out great. The color is like a gold/green with pink shimmer. It is really beautiful on paler complexions and would work on most skin tones as a great inner corner highlight.

Here are swatches of all of the products starting with the liners, lipsticks and finally the shadows.

Overall, I am very impressed with all of these products. The lipsticks are comfortable, unique and will be stunning for fall. The shadows are so much fun and a much less expensive alternative to the Stila Magnificent Metals. The liners and highlighter are a fun pop of color. I really hope that Wet n Wild continues to expand their Catsuit Liquid Lip line as well as the liquid shimmer shadows.

What trends are you most excited for as we go into fall?

Xoxo Sammie

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February Favorites

I cannot believe it is already March. I know that February is a shorter month, but I feel like time has been flying! Soon, I am going to be starting my student teaching and the next thing you know, it’ll be May and I’ll have to start packing to move. Crazy huh?

This month I’ve tried so many new products. Some I’ve done full reviews on, so I won’t go too in depth with those but i will link them below.

My first favorite is these Smashbox Covershot palettes. I bought these back in December to take on a trip with me. I recently got into them again this month and I can’t put them down! Between the Ablaze palette and the Matte palette (I also have the Smokey) I’ve been very happy with my eye makeup this month. 

My next favorite is the new It Cosmetics serum compact foundation. I won’t go too in depth, because I already did a full review, but it is safe to say this is one of my new favorite foundations.

I have also been living for this Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid. It is inexpensive and so good! It looks great layered under foundation, for a more natural look. You can also use it as a base for other highlighters if you are wanting something to blind. The only thing is make sure that you put this on before any powder because it doesn’t apply well layered on powder.

As I said in my most recent post, I’m dying for spring and to me this Wet n Wild nail polish  screams spring. It’s a beautiful purply pink color but isn’t too bright or loud. I also love the brush on this polish. It is a wide, paddle like brush that really helps me to achieve a flawless salon manicure. This particular color has been discontinued, but there are so many other amazing shades to choose from.

Another product I’ve been loving is the Ecotools Full Powder brush that I received in my last Influenster Vox Box. Again, I’ve already done a full review, so I won’t go into too much detail other than to say it’s amazing and so soft.

I just realized how much new Wet n Wild came out this month and how so much of it has been great! My last favorite is the new Photo Focus Pressed Powder in Cocoa. I’ve already done a full review on these and the foundation, which I really liked. However, I like to use this particular shade as a bronzer. It is a beautiful powder, and on my skin tone it is perfect for getting that sun kissed glow.

What were your favorite products of the month? Is there anything that you are looking forward to in the month of March? 

Hope y’all have a great weekend!


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Wet n Wild Photo Photo Focus Foundation Wear Test and Review 

Wet n Wild has really been on top of it with real sing new products this month. Two of the most exciting products would be their new line of foundation is said to adjust for perfect pictures in seven different lighting situations. Sounds pretty good to me! So I picked up nude ivory in the foundation and Neutral buff in the powder. 

Here is one layer of the foundation applied with an Artis oval 7. I would say it is a buildable medium coverage and a natural finish. I applied a little of my Tarte Shape Tape and finished off my face with the powder.

The powder added a little more coverage without caking. I normally have very oily skin, so I was a little worried as to how this would wear.

The first picture is when the make was first applie at noon using the lighting from my makeup mirror where as the second picture is an hour later when I finished my makeup and using a bright ring light. The third and fourth pictures was taken using natural sunlight around 3pm and 4pm. The fifth picture was taken just outside my balcony using the evening light at 6pm and the final picture was using the bathroom lighting at 8pm.

​Overall, I did like this foundation. It seems to adjust for decent pictures in all different lighting. It also managed to stay for several hours before my skin got too oily. I only noticed the foundation wearing away around 8pm on my forehead where I am very oily. I only wish this was a more full coverage foundation, but that is a personal preference. I also loved the powder! It helped keep my matte, made my skin look beautiful, added a litter coverage and did not look cakey.

Overall, I would give the foundation a 8/10 and I would give the powder a 9/10 as I really enjoyed both products and will continue to use them. 

What about you? Do you plan on giving these a try?

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Wet N Wild Catsuit Liquid Lipstick Review

I love a lipstick that can stay all day. Between work, school and my home life, I always forget to check and reapply my lipstick. I love the idea of being able to swipe on my favorite color and be able to wear in the office without a second thought. Ever since I learned about liquid lipsticks, I have been on the hub for the perfect formula. Ideally, I need something that not only stays all day but isn’t overally drying. Well, I think I’ve finally found what I’ve been searching for.

Wet n Wild is a drugstore brand sold in the US. They recently launched the Catusiy Liquid Lipstick in 13 colors: nudie patootie, nudist peach, coral corruption, pink really hard, rebel rose, give me mocha, berry recognize, nice to fuchsia, oh my dolly, flame of the game, missy and fierce, video vixen, and goth topic. I purchased all shades except for give me mocha, because it had been out of stock. 

Overall, I LOVE this formula. It is pigmented and glides on easily. The applicator is unique. It has a divet that not only picks up product, but fits the contour of your lip. Each color dries down matte completely and is transfer proof. While they are a tad drying, I find them to be very comfortable through out the day and they do not over exaggerate my lip lines. The color stays vibrate and perfect all day.

I would recommend to start by exfoliating and moisturizing your lips as well as staying hydrated. Though you can wear these alone, I would recommend using a lip liner for the darker colors. It may also be helpful to use a lip brush to apply the darker colors, so as to get a clean lip line. The only colors I was not a fan of was video vixen and goth topic. They both seemed a little patchy to me.

Overall, I highly recommend this product. They are not only affordable but amazing quality. They best part is, you can usually get them on sale! CVS frequently does buy one get one 50% off and Walgreens recently had these on sale at 3 for $10.

I hope you find this review helpful! Below you will find swatches for 12 of the 13 shades (give me mocha coming soon).

Update: finally got my hands of Give Me Mocha and it is georgous! Here is a picture of all the colors swatched.

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