Nail Stamping

I tried nail stamping for the first time with the stuff I got from Born Pretty Store last month. I definitely need more practice. My stamper is super squishy, not sure if that’s part of the issue or not. I was also using white polish and the stamper is also white so it just blended right in.
Got any tips for me? Leave them in the comments.
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New Nail Art Supplies

Born Pretty Store had a Black Friday special where you could buy a $10 gift card for $2. So for $7.63 ($5.63 was my order total + the $2 for the gc) I got $15.63 worth of stuff. And I finally got the nail stamping stuff I’d been wanting to try.

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store Order


I got 3 small brushes to use for cleaning off polish. I might end up using one of them for painting though (like art painting on paper/canvas). I picked out 8 stamping plates, a stamper & scraper, a mystery bag and a holder for the stamping plates. The picture for the holder shows both the round and octagon shaped plates and while the round ones go in easily, it takes a bit of pushing to get the octagon ones in.

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Entire Order

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Round Plates

Round Plates

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Octagon Plates

Octagon Plates

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Plate Holder

Plate Holder

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Stamper and Brushes

Stamper, Scraper and Brushes

Beautiful Mess: Born Pretty Store - Mystery

items from mystery pack

I haven’t had a chance to use my new supplies yet, but I should get a chance within the next week. There will be a post about it or at least pics on Instagram.

Want to get some stamping supplies of your own? Just follow this link. And if you use code BPSQ10 you’ll get 10% off your purchase.

My First Memebox & Review!

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Review

As I mentioned in a post around the beginning of February, I saw a review on Youtube for a Memebox and have been wanting to get one. Well later that same day I got an email from Memebox with an offer to good to pass up, so I bought the Colorbox #6 Pastel Hues box. It shipped out pretty fast and I feel like it go to the States fast too. Then it sat at Customs or something for 4 days and I got antsy. lol The closer packages get, the more impatient I get for them to arrive. Finally it got released and set for delivery and then the postal worker (which was a temp that day) noted that he attempted delivery, but nobody was home only I was home, sitting in my living room with the front door open (because sorry not sorry East Coast people, but its been pretty nice and sunny out here lately) and nobody came up to the door. And it was noted that there was a notice left in the mailbox and that wasn’t done either. So instead of letting the guy (not) attempt to deliver the package again, I went out a few days later to pick it up. And it was a pain in the butt to do. For one I’m not driving right now because of some issues, so my mom drove, but the post office was across town and in the opposite direction of everywhere else we had to go for errands that day. Secondly my mom had to go in and get the package for me since I have mobility issues and  not able to walk or stand for very long so me going in would not have ended well. Anyway, she went in to get the package and since the postal worker never put the notice in the mailbox my mom had to walk back out to the car for me to sign a notice to release the package to my mom. My mom tried to complain about the delivery employee to the one at the counter and that employee could not care less. I finally found a way to make a complaint though and am waiting to hear back.

Anywhoo, that is not why you are here. You are here to see the shiny and the makeup, so here it is!

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Colorbox #16 Pastel Hues

Thinking pastel shades are for wallflowers? So cliché. This season, Jordan-almond pastel colors have gone totally badass and totally edgy! Wear these universally flattering pastel perfections on the eyes, lips, and face to brighten up the complexion and add a mouthwatering punch of color! Depending on how much you layer on, you can go from girl-next-door to full on vamp for a wide range of looks! With a pinkish pout, soft pastel eyes, a simple wash of color on the face, there’s virtually no room for error! We’ll show you how!

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Colorbox #16 Pastel Hues


I received 4 products (all of the brand Revecen) and all were full size. I paid $23.97 total for this box (including tax and shipping) and the full retail value is $59.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Eye Shadow

Revecen Color Eye Shadow. Available in B102 Pearl Light Salmon and B167 Pearl Turquoise. I received the Pearl Turquoise.

Formulated with various moisturizing minerals, Revecen’s Color Eye Shadows are highly adhesive, water-proof, smudge-proof and produce rich pigment payoff with a long-lasting silky touch. To be worn alone or blend in with complimentary shades.

It does look really blue in the photo above, but it’s actually more green-blue than blue-green. Someday I will figure out how to correctly light my photos!

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Eye Shadow

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Eye Shadow

The color did not come out so well in the picture below, but when you get to the swatch photos of the other items you can see the color more there.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Eye Shadow


Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Face Control Foundation

Revecen Face Control Foundation. Available colors were #000 Light Yellow and #001 Mint. I received Light Yellow.

This unique Face Control Foundation works to cover up skin imperfections and light up dull, darkened skin tone for a more refined, evenly balanced, and healthier-looking finish. Plus, it contains natural preservatives such as green tea extracts and magnolia extracts, and thus gentle and suitable for all skin types.

I can’t see myself using this as an all-over foundation, but as blemish coverage or to cover up dark circles under my eyes, to use under foundation I think it will work good for me.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Face Control Foundation

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Face Control Foundation

Here is the foundation on my hand and the next photo is after I smoothed it into my skin.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Face Control Foundation

You can still see the foundation a bit, but I think it’s because it is on my hand versus my face. It still blended in easily.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Face Control Foundation


Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Perfect Star Powder

Revecen Perfect Star Powder. Available in #03 Pink, #08 Yellow, #10 Light Brown, and #14 Ivory. I received #14 Ivory.

Designed with the perfect mix of color and shine, the Perfect Star Powder creates dramatic light-catching effects and brings instant sophistication to any makeup look. Layer it on top of contrasting eye shadow colors to create unique multi-dimensional effects, or use it alone for instant elegance!

So sparkly! I love it! I can see myself mixing some of this with lotion to make me all glittery. That is if I were to ever go somewhere that I need to be glittery. lol

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Perfect Star Powder

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Perfect Star Powder Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Perfect Star Powder


Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Lip Gloss

Revecen Moisture Shine Lip Gloss. 2 colors were available #02 Peach Orange and #11 Apricot Pink. I received Peach Orange.

Enriched with olive oil, this Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in sheer pink and orange shades create delicately glittering and plump lips while leaving lips super moist and supple without being sticky at all.

It was really orange when I swatched it on my hand, but more sheer and peach on my lips. You can see in the last 2 photo’s the color on my hand versus the color on my lips. And though the card claims it to not be sticky, to me it is. Then again I rarely wear lip gloss, so that could be why I find it sticky.

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Lip Gloss

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Lip Gloss

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Lip Gloss

Beautiful Mess: Memebox Revecen Lip Gloss


I’ve read other bloggers reviews of this box and most of them were not excited to get 4 products of the same brand. This is only the 2nd subscription type box I’ve ever received, so I was totally ok with getting products all from the same brand. More boxes down the line I’m sure I won’t feel the same way. I was surprised they were all from the same brand though.

Other than trying out the lip gloss, I have not had a chance to actually use any of these products yet. I am running errands later this week though and hopefully I will get a chance to do my make-up first. It all depends on if I can get myself up and out of bed/awake in time.

If you are new to Memebox you can use code “WELCOME” and receive 15% off your first purchase. Whether it’s your first purchase or not, you can use code “MARCHMADNESS” and get $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.

Disclaimer: The first image was taken from the Memebox website, all other images are my own. I have purchased this box with my own money, though for a review I am eligible to get a refund. My thoughts on the box and products are my own and honest opinions. Links are affiliate links and should you shop at Memebox from any of them, I will receive a small commission.

Zoya Mystery Mini Trio and More Review

Beautiful Mess: February Zoya Review - Mystery Mini Trio

About a month ago Zoya had a special where if you ordered 3 full size bottles you got 3 mystery mini shades for free and just paid $15 for shipping. That was a really good deal. But then they said if purchased $25 in products, you got the mystery trio and free shipping. That was an even better deal. So I did that and got 6 full size bottles, plus the mini trio for $27.

Beautiful Mess: February Zoya Review including Mystery Mini Trio

Beautiful Mess: February Zoya Review including Mystery Mini Trio

Starting with my left hand pinky finger… Anais. It’s black, basic black with very little sparkle. Not a bad color, just “plain”. It was one of the mystery trio colors, but to buy it in a full size bottle for $9? It’s just plain. Getting a .99¢ bottle of Wet N Wild in black would be just as good.

Next is a gold (Severine) in the mini trio. and I really like it, which is surprising since i’m not usually a fan of gold, jewelry, the color, etc. I think it would look good as the tip on French Tip nails.

The third color in the trio is like a beige (Charlotte). It’s just beige. nothing really special about it. If you work in an office where you have to keep your nail polish tame, this would work perfect.

Next is Prim. Purple-ish blue, blue-ish purple, depending on how the light hits it. I don’t know how else to describe it. Lol I love it.

Thumb is Happi. A pink with gold glitter, very small glitter pieces. I like it.

Beautiful Mess: February Zoya Review including Mystery Mini Trio

Right hand thumb is Giovanna, a teal/greenish color. I like it. I haven’t looked in my basket of polish to compare what I bought to what iI already had, but I think this may be similar to something I already own. Maybe an NYC or LA Colors? I don’t know. I didn’t think to compare what I wanted to buy with what I already had before placing the order. lol

Next nail is very similar to the style of what is on my left thumb, except that it’s a light purple (Zara) instead of pink. Same gold glitter though. Again, I really like it.

Next is Lola… well I love the color in the bottle, but on my nail? It’s still the same bright pink color, but no shine. It’s not a matte color, but it’s more flat? I don’t know how else to describe it. I have another Zoya polish that does the same thing. I guess I need to figure out which polishes of theirs do this so I don’t get them. Or find a way to make them shine. I can’t remember if adding top coat will change it or not. This polish is also supposed to be a duo-chrome, but I don’t see it.

Ring finger, right hand. Trixie. Silver. OMG love it. It’s like I took a silver sharpie and colored my nail. I really, really like it. Like the gold, it would look great as tips.

Beautiful Mess: February Zoya Review including Mystery Mini Trio

All nails got 2 coats of polish and that was pretty good. My left thumb and right hand index finger could have used another coat as well as my ring finger on my left hand. Middle finger, right hand could have used another coat as well, it looks streaky with just 2. Or it could be looking that way because of the way the polish looks once it dries? (the flat thing) when i normally do my nails I do 3 coats, but since i was just doing swatches (and it’s my first time doing them) I just did 2 coats. I have another 10 bottles to swatch and i’ll do 3 coats then.

When I did my review on the colors, I did voice recordings so that I could just transcribe them later because it was late at night, but I wanted to do it while my thoughts were fresh in my head. Originally I wasn’t going to post the recordings, like I said it was just for me to use to transcribe what I thought about the colors and whatnot. But then I thought what the heck and so here they are should you wish to listen to me ramble.

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