Sunday, January 29, 2017

THE MAKEUP SHOW ORLANDO 2017


It's the most wonderful time of the year..Makeup Show Time!

I literally wait with such anticipation each year for this incredible event.

Every year I attend the press preview for bloggers with Celebrity makeup artist James Vincent hosting..he is incredible!

His passion and spunk for makeup is unending!

 He is a wealth of knowledge and has quite the resume.

This wonderful trade show is open to Beauty Industry professionals:

(Makeup Artists,Cosmetologists,Esthetician,Models,Agents,Stylists etc.)

It's a great way to network with a diverse plethora of people that share the same passion as you.

There are so many educational classes,with hands on workshops and various seminars to enhance and learn techniques!

I enjoy the different keynotes presented by Industry experts on how to build your freelance business.

I highly recommend attending some of the workshops or keynotes!

Shop til you drop!

The Makeup Show has many of your favorite PRO brands such as;

Make Up For Ever, Kevyn Aucoin, Inglot, Graftobian,Senna,Frends Beauty,Kat Von D,and so much more!

The best part is the discount the brands offer; ranging from 40-75% off retail prices!

It gives you a great chance to replenish your kit and get some goodies for yourself!

You don't want to miss this opportunity,it only comes around once a year.

Check out my previous posts and videos on The Makeup Show.

You can purchase tickets below and read more about what else the show has to offer!


Hope to see you there,please say hi if you see me!

Also,follow me on Instagram as I'll be posting from TMS!

Sweet Glamour Makeup IG

x0x,

Sarah Nikole






WINTER SKINCARE AND MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

Hi loves,

Is the cold weather giving you the Winter blues?

It's always important to have a good skincare regimen,especially in the Winter because your skin tends to be drier,therefore needs more hydration to combat the dehydration and dullness,to plump up your skin.




Some of my current winter regimen;which I received for testing purposes from Octoly.


This is great moisturizer for hydrating the skin with a lightweight texture,that feels refreshing and replenishing to the skin.


This is serum is potent,and plant derived to provide the best moisture retainment.


I love the satin,brightening finish of this lightweight,medium coverage foundation.

This is my first time trying this swiss brand and I'm impressed.

If you're looking a natural foundation,with decent coverage this may be the one for you.

Pictured is the shade "Saga" which was slightly to light for my fair skin tone.

I also enjoyed the Idun Minerals Foundation brush for a flawless application.

Lastly, I had the opportunity to try the new Cargo Cosmetics swimmables eye pencil kit that's limited edition.

It includes 4 full size shades:

Black Sea - black
Karon Beach - purple pearl
Pebble Beach - brown
Loch Ness - navy

The pencils are super creamy,and waterproof,hence the name! 

The texture of the pencils glided on easily..no tugging or dragging here.

It's a $72 value for $25!

What are some of your winter favorites?

Check out my Instagram for more product reviews!

x0x,

Sarah Nikole


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TOO FACED FUNFETTI MAKEUP COLLECTION REVIEW


Hello Glamettes!

Hope you all had wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year.

2016 seeemed to go by in the blink of an eye!

2017 is a fresh start,that means more makeup,more reviews!

Today I have a gorgeous set by Too Faced I want to review.

Take a look at this beautiful set..doesn't it make you swoon?!



This is the Too Faced Funfetti 5 piece limited edition collection.

It's actually a HSN exclusive set.

I'm an avid Too Faced lover;when I saw it I knew I had to have it!

It so gorgeous and the colors are neutral so it's suitable for day to night use.

Too Faced rarely does large sets,and this was especially appealing because of the value.

It includes:

  • .36 oz. Funfetti Eye Shadow Palette
  • .21 oz. Love Flush Blush - Funfetti (brightening peachy pink shade)
  • .10 fl. oz. Funfetti Lip Gloss - Mocha Freeze (bronze)
  • .27 fl. oz. Better Than Sex Mascara - Black
  • Heart Flatbuki Brush

Normally,one tube of Better than Sex mascara with run you $23..the eyeshadow palettes are typically $45-$50.

This entire collection is only $68!

One of my favorite pieces is the blush.

I love the texture,quality and pigmentation.

The only piece I wasn't crazy about is the gloss as I'm more of a fan of pink shades..other than that I absolutely adore this set and believe it's worth every penny!


Photo from my Instagram..follow me here!



Click on the link to purchase this from HSN! 

Did you get the Funfetti collection?

What did you think? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

x0x0,

Sarah Nikole 



Sunday, October 2, 2016

HARLEY QUINN MAKEUP JOKER MAKEUP LOOK SUICIDE SQUAD INSPIRED

Hello my gorgeous GLAM FAM!



Halloween is right around the corner!

You know what that means..lots of fun Costume & Make up looks!

I attended Disney's Mickey's not so scary Halloween Party,and put together a quick look for myself and my husband.

I was Harley Quinn and he was the Joker..this is my take on the Suicide Squad inspired looks.

I actually did the Joker makeup in about 25 minutes.

Here's some photos!










We had a blast at the MNSSHP! 

You get to trick or treat,see a special halloween parade and fireworks,but best of all..
see the Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular show!

Check out my Instagram for Makeup Details,and follow me for more Makeup looks!


What makeup look will you be doing this year?

x0x,

Sarah Nikole






GETTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME!


Hola Glam Fam!

Me after my first full set!


Have you ever wondered what it's like to get eyelash extensions?

Celebrities and socialites have been getting the service for awhile now;but they've become increasingly popular for those who want to wake up with big,beautiful and luxurious lashes!

I've been wanting to try to them for sometime now;working in the beauty industry many of my clients and friends have them.

I have very thin,sparse lashes so having extensions was always appealing to me.

I had an amazing opportunity to get lash extensions,so I'll cover the basics as well as my experience!

My lash technician is the amazing Cyn from Sinful lashes.

So you're taking the plunge..what to do prior to your appointment:

Make sure you wear minimal makeup.

Bring headphones if you wish (an initial full set could range from 1-2 hours)

Wear something comfortable.

Now you're ready!

Your lash tech will ask you what type of lashes you prefer.

I chose a "babydoll" look..to open my eyes more and look more fun & flirty.

During the application process,the lash technician will apply pad/tape to your lower lashes..then start adding synthetic/natural lashes to your own..one by one.

Most people fall asleep,as you're on a comfortable massage type table,and it's not painful at all.

When we were finished with my lashes for the first time,I was amazed!

The volume,length and everything I had desired for my eyes was what I hoped for and more!

It would take me 5-6 coats of mascara or a pair of false lashes to equal how my lashes look.

Cyn was very professional,efficient and always makes sure you are satisfied (how could I not be?!).

Maintenance:

You can't get the lashes wet 24-48 hours while the glue sets.

You must use an oil free make-up remover,and be gentle on your eyes.

Your lashes have a growth phase where they shed naturally,so don't be alarmed when lashes fall out from time to time..they do shed anyway you just don't notice it as much.

You can expect to get a fill every 2-3 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows/sheds.


Some things to consider before getting extensions are maintenance and cost.

You can't be harsh on your eyes/lashes.

Cyn from Sinful Lashes has extremely reasonable pricing compared to what some people charge;and she can come to you! 

Once you get them,you'll be addicted and won't want to go without them!

The amount of money you'll save by not purchasing mascara every month is well worth having extensions,not to mention you can go swimming and do other activities without getting panda eyes!

Overall, I am very happy with the extensions,I can wake up and wear less eye makeup because my lashes make my eyes pop.

Check out Sinful Lashes By Cyn..she's in the Tampa/Brandon area and does travel!

She's also a very talented Makeup artist & Hair Stylist!

Here's her contact info:




Let her know Sarah from Sweet Glamour Makeup referred you for a special rate!


x0x,

Sarah Nikole







Thursday, June 9, 2016

COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS HAUL AND REVIEW!




Hello Glamettes!

I'm back with another Youtube review & swatches for you from Colourpop.

It's been over a year since my last video so I'm ready to get back on track.

Here's a look I did using Colourpop products.

Click below to watch the video and see my impressions of the products.




Don't forget to Subscribe/Comment! 

You can buy ColourPop here.

They have a $5 off coupon for new customers when you sign up for email updates too!

What are your thoughts on CP?

x0x0,
Sarah Nikole

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

THE MAKEUP SHOW ORLANDO 2016 RECAP AND HAUL!

Hi friends!

I've been meaning to post this for awhile now,but life always seems to get in the way.

Anyways,I had another amazing year at The Makeup Show;

I got to attend the beauty bloggers press preview event again with James Vincent as the host.

As usual,he was full of brilliant ideas and stories.

What I love about him is that we have a similar background..we both worked at MAC Cosmetics for years before launching our own freelance career.

Now he is an Industry expert and world renowned makeup artist.

He is a hub of inspiration!

I also got to see and reconnect with some of my blogger friends.

After the event,I worked at the Frends Beauty booth as I do every year.

It was very hectic,crazy and fun..I had just a little time to shop but we were having a wonderful time meeting some awesome people.

The highlight of the show for me was meeting Eve Pearl and Scott Barnes,celebrity MUAs.

Eve Pearl had a booth 2 down from Frends,and I was so happy to meet her.

She is one of the most humble,down to earth people I have ever met.

Her work in incredible,she is a 5 time Emmy award winner!

She was so generous and even gave me some of her products to review,which will be coming soon! :)

Overall,
The Makeup Show is absolutely amazing,and I feel like it really brings the makeup community together.

Check out some photos from the show!


The Frends guys and I


With Eve Pearl and my friend Monique


James Vincent 


Eve pearl goodies


Scott Barnes & Eve Pearl 




My Haul of goodies :)

x0x0,

Sarah Nikole