Black and Leopard Nails

This was my manicure a few weeks ago using a little wet n wild (Black--Ebony Hates Chris), and some Sally Hansen (leopard).

I really love the Sally Hansen polish strips. They last incredibly long on my nails, and make them feel thicker which is awesome since my nails are so thin. I only have the leopard print one but I'd love to pick up more.

As for the wet n wild Fast Dry Nail Polish, it's a nice black for sure. I was able to get a completely opaque coverage in two coats. I also love the application's wider than normal so getting an even coverage is super easy. However, it really isn't fast drying though. It's pretty typical as far as dry time goes; I use Seche Vite as my top coat though so that small downfall doesn't bother me a bit.

Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray Review

Urban Decay says:
When the oil production of your face rivals a small OPEC nation, you need a mighty ally. De-Slick uses innovative oil control that both absorbs excess sebum and controls surface shine. The problem-solving formula mists on, feels weightless, and sets makeup so it lasts ALL DAY. Its light dispersing particles deflect shine and deliver a matte look for up to 16 hours. Really.

4 oz. for $29

Purple wet n wild Petal Pusher Eyes (ColorIcon 8 Palette)

You know I love my purples and the ones in the Petal Pusher palette are just beautiful. This look was done using the left side of the palette (CLICK HERE for info on the 8 color palettes).

Shimmery Yellow and Purple Eyes

NEW wet n wild Fast Dry Nail Color

Ebony Hates Chris, Party of Five Glitters, Silvivor, Gray's Anatomy, Teal of Fortune, Sage in the City, Saved by the Blue

The Gold and the Beautiful, The Wonder Years, 9021Orange, Everybody Loves Redmond, How I Met Your Magenta, Hannah Pinktana, and Buffy the Violet Slayer

wet n wild says:
Fast Dry Nail Color - $1.99 SRP
Impatience is a virtue. One coat dries in 60 seconds! These vivid, can’t-miss-‘em nail colors come in a no wait formula and apply smooth for streak-free, even coverage. Specially-engineered ManiCurve™ Brush is designed with a flat rod for ideal liquid dispersion and a rounded bristle tip to hug nail curves for perfect application.
Available in Everybody Loves Redmond,, The Gold & the Beautiful, The Wonder Yellows, Sage in the City, SaGreena The Teenage Witch, Teal or No Teal, Teal of Fortune, Ebony Hates Chris, Saved By The Blue, Buffy The Violet Slayer, FuschiaRama, How I Met Your Magenta, Hannah Pinktana, Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, Silvivor, Gray’s Anatomy and Party of Five Glitters.

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Blue Had Me At Hello Eyes (wet n wild 8-pan palette)

Blue is one of my favorite eyeshadow colors to wear and the Blue Had Me At Hello palette has some gorgeous ones. For this look I used the right side but didn't use the placement that the palette suggests. I don't really like teal on myself so instead of using the teal on my lid, I used a small amount on my bottom lashline. On my lid is a wet n wild eyeshadow single in Lagoon, a GORGEOUS blue.

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary 24/7 Eyeliner Set Swatches

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For more Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner swatches CLICK HERE.

Stray Dog, Corrupt, Bourbon, Midnight Cowboy, Baked, Stash, Mildew, Perversion, Electric, Binge, Ransom, Asphyxia, Rockstar, Zero, Uzi

Perversion and Zero...Perversion is a very dark, matte true black.

wet n wild ColorIcon Brow and Eyeliners (Swatches!)

wet n wild says:
Color Icon™ Brow & Eye Liner - $0.99 SRP
Fan, makeup artist, celebrity, and just about everyone’s favorite eyeliner – revamped! Same great rich, creamy eyeliners in an improved formula and new trendy shades! Delivers a new durable wax and soy glyceride system and is fortified with Vitamin E acetate to offer lasting color that glides on effortlessly.
New Shades in Purple, Amethyst, Green and Olive.

Green Comfort Zone Eyes (wet n wild)

LOVE the greens in the wet n wild Comfort Zone Color Icon Palette! For this look, I used the exact placement as what is suggested in the palette.

Also, for those of you wondering when these 8 color palettes will be released, it should be any time now (only at Walmart and Walgreens). I've heard a lot of stores are just not releasing them. If they're not out already, they should be by the end of February.

wet n wild Mega Lash Starter Kit

I've yet to try this so it's just an FYI post for you all. :)

wet n wild says:
**I believe the kit is $9.99 for both products!**
MegaLash® Clinical Serum - $6.99 SRP
Increase your daily winks…In just 4 weeks, get longer, thicker, fuller-looking lashes!* Breakthrough P-Charged+™ technology delivers a peptide complex that promotes visibly longer, thicker lashes. This revolutionary lash-lengthening formula contains Bulgarian Rose Water, Chamomile Extract, Soy Protein, and Pro-Vitamin B5 to condition and promote lash health. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but long, flirty lashes are a girl’s best secret weapon.
Available in Clear.

MegaLash® Clinical Mascara - $4.99 SRP
Boost your batting average: Get longer, thicker, fuller-looking lashes instantly! Research shows 87% of women saw an instant improvement in the length and volume of their lashes.* Breakthrough P-Charged+™ technology delivers a peptide complex that promotes visibly longer, thicker lashes. A conditioning and activation complex provides oils, vitamins, and nutrients to condition and stimulate stronger lashes for a “wow” factor that can’t be missed.
Available in Very Black.

DISCLAIMER: Products may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and that of the blog owner. for ALL Sizes

I don't do clothing reviews on my site, or Outfit of the Day posts. I figure it's a beauty blog and I want to keep it strictly that. However, when I was approached be eShakti to do a review for them, I jumped on it because they employ a concept that I've always thought clothing companies should do...they make clothes for women of all sizes. Yes...ALL. And what's even more amazing is that you can have your items custom altered to fit your body type or your clothing style; a great service for only $7.50 extra and FREE the first time you customize. You can even change the neckline on items which is awesome. So basically, they get rid of the common problem many women have with clothing not fitting them exactly how it should. Plus, they have fast service, even if something has to be altered...very unique items too!

I chose a skirt from them (THIS ONE), custom sized, and it fits me perfectly. I'll definitely be ordering from them again! Probably a dress next time.

Here's my skirt!

DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

wet n wild Mega Last Retractable Eyeliners

wet n wild says:
MegaLast® Retractable Eyeliner - $1.99 SRP
Won’t fail the test of time! Up to 12 hours of smudge-proof wear! Longwearing formula glides on smooth for budge-resistant color. Soft, precise tip provides perfect application that won’t smudge, streak, or fade. Includes easy-blending smudger for desired look.
Available in Blackest Black, Black, Black Brown, Dark Brown, Charcoal, and Navy.

wet n wild Silent Treatment Trio Eyes

Likely the most wearable of the new wet n wild Trios is Silent Treatment. Softer colors that can go from wearable to dramatic, and the suggested placement makes for a look that is about middle of the road (which is the look I did for this look).

So very lovely. By the way, the eyelid color is identical to MAC Satin Taupe! I don't own Satin Taupe anymore...just ran out of it recently and it was one of my favorite eyeshadows...but I won't be replacing it now since I have a dupe within this palette.

wet n wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel

wet n wild says:
Glassy Gloss® Lip Gel - $2.99 SRP
Ultra-glossy, sheer gel adds high, glassy shine with a hint of color in an oh-so-lickable fruity flavor. Enriched with vitamins, nutrients, oils, and antioxidants to moisturize while keeping lips soft and supple.
Available in Through the Looking Glass, This Too Shall Glass, Glass Confusion, Glass is in Session, 3, 2, 1 Glass-t Off! and Mow the Glass.




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