N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

[Photo credit: Amarixe]

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this bronzer is one of the best for those with light to medium skin tone. I apologize that this is probably not going to show up on darker skin tones, but if you do have a dark skin tone and this works, leave a comment down below!!

Packaging: I love that this is sleek and simple and goes in almost any bag. I love that the mirror is a pretty good size so you can use it for touch ups elsewhere. This also snaps closed so you don’t have to worry about it falling open!

Durability: Long lasting! I can honestly say that this bronzer, once applied, really adds shadow to the face without it really looking like you have bronzer on unless you put on a bunch. This is also a build-able!

Pigmentation: Like I mentioned, this is build-able so it can come off strong if you are heavy handed, just keep it light and build it up! What I love most about this? Matte! I feel like it has been hard to find a true matte bronzer, thankfully matte bronzers have come on the up and up.

Budget: This item runs about $3 which is really great for those of us on a budget! I definitely recommend! Also, if this shade isn’t right for you, you can definitely try the other two shades, if needed.


Ready for a Wedding!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and recently I attended a wedding and a two day process overtook my life because I wanted to look the best that I could for the event. So, why not review all of the products I used? Some I have tested longer while others are still new to me so in the coming weeks you may see a jump here and there. Please note that some of the items are more high end than others but I have purchased them if they were on sale or when I wanted to treat myself. I still love shopping on a budget but I do know when some items are clearly much better than others after trial and error. Also, some of these items have already been reviewed so you can go ahead and get some reading done! Now, let’s get ready for a wedding!

Ulta Freshwater Mist Body Scrub
It’s a 10
Bosley Professional Strength Voluminizing & Thickening Nourishing Leave-In
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub Mask
Soap and Glory Body Butter
St. Ives Timeless Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
Benefit Porefessional Makeup Primer
Smashbox BB Cream
e.l.f. Eyeshadow Primer
Too Faced Summer Eyes Palette
Sephora Cream Eyeliner in Electric Teal
Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara
e.l.f. Studio Kohl Eyeliner
Benefit Blush in Coralista
N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Benefit Watt’s Up
Covergirl Powder Foundation in Natural Beige 140
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

ShopaHAULic 29!!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I have a lovely haul that has items that I am absolutely 100% obsessed with! Enjoy!


Watch – A.C. Moore – $3.50 [50% coupon used]


Sunglasses – Rue 21 – $5.99


Little Mermaid Tank Top – Rue 21


Bow Tie Back Tank Top – Rue 21


St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion – Target


e.l.f. Angled Eyeliner Brush – Target

N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny – Target


St. Ives Green Tea Scrub – Target

Crest 3D White Whitestrips – Sam’s Club


St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer – Walmart


Review: N.Y.C. Cheek Glow in Riverside 651

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and this is the most natural, affordable, every day blush that I can imagine anyone would want or need. I bought this because it was $0.20 cheaper and am so glad that I did. I love that this blush can be worked on instead of having a high pigmentation. I personally like to have a blush that you can add on more and more instead of making a huge mistake by accident and then you have to redo it! Anyway, this is a peach/pink color that works for those days when you just don’t want to think about a blush and apply it without much thought. I find that this can go for a day to night look easily. My one complaint is the blush itself, the blush falls apart when I put it on my brush, leaving bits of it inside the container and making it a messy job, but that can be due to the brush I use which is the e.l.f. bronzing brush which you can look up on my blog and see why it can cause this issue.

Positive: Amazing color and works with everything!

Negative: Loose.

ShopaHAULic 23!!

From Ulta $3.99 and totally worth it! I loved using this and it really works to diminish pore size!

from Wal-Mart $2.57 on sale $0.20 cheaper but I never see N.Y.C. on sale so I bought it and it is a beautiful nude color. Color in Riverside

$3.99-$4.99 Palladio Rice Powder in translucent which I haven’t tried but can’t wait to!

Dupe Me: Rimmel London VS N.Y.C.


Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, I wanted to let you guys in on a new segment to bring in the new year! This is all about finding dupes for nail polishes and maybe other products. So, let’s begin :] I went to Walgreens yesterday to pick up my norm top coat (Wet n Wild) when I saw nail polish o___o I am on a project 5-10 (not sure how much I can stay away from nail polish) X pan and that means that you get rid of products by not buying any until you have reached a certain amount. I noticed that Rimmel was having a sale of their nail polish Violet Metal and looked at it to see that it was very similar to N.Y.C. Purple Pizzazz Frost. I was very tempted but decided not to.

If you don’t already know, N.Y.C. is affordable in the fact that it is 0.93 where I live and I have about six colors from them. I like Wet n Wild better but N.Y.C. is okay.

In short, Rimmel’s Violet Metal and N.Y.C.’s Purple Pizzazz Frost are dupes for each other :]

Rimmel: $3-5

N.Y.C.: < or equal to $1.00

P.S. Wet n Wild Eggplant is comparable in price and color to N.Y.C.

Disclaimer: I don’t own either.

Nail File #5: Compliment Each Other




I really wanted to do an opposite nail and decided on purple and yellow. I really didn’t think that red and green in summer would have been right and I didn’t have an orange for orange and blue.



N.Y.C. Purple Pizzazz Frost

Art Deco in White

Art Deco in Yellow



1. Apply a bast coat

2. Apply two even coats of N.Y.C. Purple Pizzazz Frost

3. Make a vertical white line, using Art Deco in White, closer to the right side of the nail bed.

4. Make a horizontal line, with Art Deco in White as well, above the halfway of your nail.

5. Place two yellow dots using Art Deco in Yellow where the white meets up. Male sure that they are a good sized dot.

6. Make gradually smaller dots with Art Deco in Yellow until you reach the end of your nail bed.

7. Apply top coat.



To see my other nails go to: http://kittyfairydust.deviantart.com


Review: N.Y.C. in French White Tip

This is a cheap white that gives good coverage at two coats, three if you want the thickest of the thick. I noticed among my nail polish collection that there wasn’t a white and I have never been one to choose white over color. But, when I did I was extremely pleased with how it looked on my skin. The consistency is good but I don’t really like the brush that it came with, either I chose a messed up one or one that just had a fatter brush. I like mediocre brushes. This is a good nail polish overall but you might get streaks if you are not careful with complete coverage. Also, it has gotten a bit gloppy since I bought it last year.

Positive: Coverage is good.

Negative: Might end up streaky.

WTB: Wal-Mart, Walgreens, drug stores.

Nail File #2: Purple Twilight

I still love these nails after such a long time! They are super cute and you can have a different base color. This nail is very chic and sophisticated if you want some spark in your outfit.

Nail Polishes Used:

N.Y.C. in Wing It Wine Creme

Art Deco in Silver

Art Deco in Black


1. Apply a base coat

2. Apply 2 coats of Wing It Wine Creme

3. Make a large swoop in the opposite direction from you.

4. Make a smaller swoop next to the larger one, make sure that they connect midway.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 but keep the silver beside the black, layer it beside each other.

6. Put on a top coat.

DONE! :]

I really loved this a lot. One of my all time favs for sure.

To see my other nails go to: http://kittyfairydust.deviantart.com

Review: N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost

I put this color on and it looks amazing! I love the darkness, it is not dark enough that you can’t tell that it is burgundy and too light to call it another color. Really good consistency and goes on the whole nail with only one coat. If you want to put more than one that is fine but one coat should do it. The color is great for fall and works day and night. I did a design on my nails: [http://kittyfairydust.deviantart.com/#/d2yl74i] The website in the brackets is my deviantart and you can look at it and other nail designers. You can also look up other ppl :]

Anyway, really fun and I love the color. I feel calm when I look at it which is weird but that is all good. One of the easiest things nail painting experiences really.

Positive: Color is beautiful

Negative: Nothing so far.

Disclaimer: I do not own the photo.