Sunday, March 30, 2014

Makeup Using Naked 3

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 6:17 AM 2 comments

The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is one of my favorites and also my go to eyeshadows.  

The other night, I went out with my family for my grandfathers 89th birthday party!  I wanted to look natural since I was with my family and just going for dinner and didn't want to go too crazy on my makeup.  The Naked 3 palette is a great palette if your looking for neutral colors and want to stick to looking natural. 

What I Used
- MAC strobe cream
- Smashbox photo finish primer
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
- MAC pro long wear concealer in NW20

- Urban Decay eye primer potion
- Naked 3: Nooner (on the crease)
- Naked 3: Buzz (on the eyelid)
- Naked 3: Darskide (Outer V)
- Naked 3: Dust (tear duct & under brows)

- MAC plushglass lip gloss in "Viva Glam VI"

- MAC blush in "Warm Soul"
-Nars highlighter in "Albatross"

  • The picture on the right is my sister in law carly & I out to eat for my grandfathers dinner.
  • I ended up just teasing my hair for more volume in my hair.
  • Just wanted to show you my finished look.  I ended up changing shirts that night since in these two pictures I have different shirts on. 


Hope you like the look :)

Let me know what you think by commenting on this post. :)

Lana xoxo

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Color Correcting Cream

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 1:37 PM 1 comments

(Studio Gear: CC Cream* in "Natural" - $34)

First I would like to state that this is a sponsored post.  I can not be any happier that I was able to try this product out.  I always liked BB creams just for days where I was to lazy to do my makeup and did not want to put much makeup on.  This is actually my first time trying a CC cream and actually even hearing about a CC cream so I was very excited to try this out.

About The Product

"Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish." It offers up to 72 hours of hydration 

Key Benefits
  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles with collagen building ingredients.
  • Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention. 
  • Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application.
The Hydrating CC cream is offered in three colors as shown in the above picture: Linen, Natural, and Wheat.

The Review

When I first put this on my hand, I had to recheck the color on the box because I thought I got a completely wrong color!  I did not expect it to come out of the tube white.  I then dabbed some spots on my face and blended it in with my beauty blender.  It didn't smell that bad but it doesn't have a chemical kind of scent to it.  As I blended it in, I noticed it that the white color started to blend into my skin.  It's a color matching formula.  I have never tried anything like this before.  

Yesterday morning I put on the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream.  I went on smooth and easy but I was not impressed with the coverage.  I still had a little bit of redness and some marks that were very noticeable.  With my BB cream, I am able to just leave my house with it on but with this CC cream, I felt like it didn't do the job for me.

This morning though, I gave it another try again.  In the directions on the box they state: "Apply daily over moisturizer or by itself, as needed wear alone or under foundation.  So I tried wearing it with the foundation.  I put my primer on and then on top of the primer I put the Hydrating CC Cream and then my Naked foundation from Urban Decay and it gave me a really nice flawless look.  It kept my face feeling moisturized and hydrated.  This item is more as a tinted moisturizer for me.  

This product did last long on my face and kept my face feeling hydrated through out the day. 

The only downside to this items was that lack of coverage.  I will definitely be using this product though under my foundation since my skin is dry in the winter. 

I wouldn't let my opinion of this product stop you from looking at their website because they have other amazing products to check out:

*Also my readers get a 10% off discount on their shopping cart with the code "bloggercc". 

Go and take advantage of that deal! 

Has anyone else tried the Hydrating CC Cream? What did you think about it?

Lana xoxo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Beauty Compare!

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 9:08 AM 0 comments

MyBeautyCompare is basically my go to site when I am searching for what I need for a great price.  I hate when I buy something and go into another store and see it on sale! Also, It is hard for me to choose what exactly I want since there is so many products to choose from.  Who do I go to and show me what I should pick? I usually go and watch YouTube videos or other beauty bloggers and see what they say. 
Then I discovered a fun, creative new site! 

MyBeautyCompare provides personalized recommendations. You enter your beauty profile and they match you with thousands of unbiased recommendations from other women who has the same information from your beauty bio deliver instant results through their price comparison site. They offer makeup, skincare, body, hands & feet, hair, and fragrances from thousands of brands.  They help you find the perfect products for you so you don't have to. 

"How does MyBeautyCompare work:
  • Click on “Find your beauty match” → enter your beauty bio → select a subcategory such as face oil → instantly discover the best beauty product matches personalised to you."

    They have a "Personalize Your Beauty" section.  You fill out the questionnaire form as above and and MyBeautyCompare does everything else for you. They match you on what you are looking for in all the brands and products that they have.  

    MyBeautyCompare also provides you with reviews on the products from other bloggers and what others have written about a certain product.  You can even see what celebrities wear and think about some products!  There are even forums on this site where people discuss whatever you want! 

    MyBeautyCompare is a UK website but it also works internationally! 

    Don't forget to visit this site: and start getting the right items for yourself for a great price! 

    Also follow them on other social medias!

    Lana xoxo

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop!

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 7:31 AM 0 comments
I'm Co-hosting the Meet Me On The Bright Side blog hop this weekend! Add your link people and get recognition.  Maybe you'll be the next to co-host it! :)
Meet Me on the Brightside

Happy Friday! The weekend is here!  Come and add your blog link to my weekly Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to network with other amazing bloggers, gain new followers, and find amazing new reads. 

The blog hop's linky list will be open now, until this Monday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  

The blogger this weekend with the most views/clicks from the link list will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MAC PlushGlass

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 7:52 AM 2 comments
MAC PlushGlass in "Viva Glam VI" & "Ample Pink"

I wasn't always a fan of lip glosses.  They were too sticky for me and I didn't enjoy wearing them.  In December, I took a trip to New York City for the day with my mother and sister in law and we went over to the MAC store.  I ended up getting my whole makeup done there! When the guy who was doing my makeup came over to me with lip glosses in his hand, I though to myself "what is he nuts!" He said to just try it, so I did.  It seriously changed me. It was comfortable for me to wear. I ended up buying the "Ample Pink" and then my mother bought the "Viva Glam VI" for herself.  Yeah, I ended up taking it. 

These lip glosses are not sticky at all! They are my go to's and I have worn them everyday since I got them.  I rarely wear lipstick anymore and if I do wear lipstick, it has the "Ample Pink" on top of it.  

When I first put it on, it feel like a cool warm feeling on my lips. It also moisturizes and soothes my lips which is a plus! Also it contains vitamin E for environmental protection. 

I am sorry for the lighting of this picture and the shadow of myself in the way. On the left side is the "Viva Glam VI" and on the right is the "Ample Pink".  They are both similar in color, just the "Viva Glam VI" is a dark pinkish color with shimmer in it.  

This is the "Ample Pink". This could be worn with anything! 

                                       "Viva Glam Vi"                                "Ample Pink"

In these photos, you can see the difference in the darker color and the shimmer in the "Viva Glam VI". 

If you would like to check the other colors that MAC has in their Plush Glass section, click here.

Have you guys ever tried any of the MAC Plush Glass? What is your favorite? Let me know by commenting on this blog post. I would love to check out any other colors. (:

Lana xoxo

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Liebster Award

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 11:20 AM 0 comments

I was nominated by not one, not two, but THREE amazing bloggers for the Liebster Award.  I was nominated by the lovely Mlle karen anneAdrie, and Hope.  Thank you guys so much for the nomination. Everyone go and check their blogs out, they have great posts to read! (:

The Liebster Award is an award that gives recognition to up coming bloggers that have less than 200 followers.  

The Rules:
1. Write 11 different facts about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions that your nominee(s) have given you.
3. Write 11 new questions for the people you nominate.
4. Pass the award onto 11 other bloggers to answer.

Facts About Moi (me):
(Since I already wrote 11 facts already about me on my "Sunshine Award Blog", I will just be doing the same facts for this award)
1. I danced for 14 years.
2. I was captain of my cheerleading squad back in high school.
3. I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 years!<3
4. I have 2 older brothers.
5. I am a business and accounting major, so hopefully I will open up my own little makeup store one day.
6. I can watch Netflix shows all day! (90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl)
7. Boy Meets World is my all time favorite show! TOPANGA!! (:
8. Only 4 people know about my blog: my boyfriend, my mother, my best friend Amber and my sister in law Carly.
9. I have a dog named Brandy who is my everything! 
10. I come from a very small town with a population of only 14,000.
11. I graduated with 52 kids in high school.  Extremely small class, I know, but I would of never had it another way. They are all still my friends and we got a long so well!

Hopes Questions:
1.Why did you start your blog?
I started it because I wanted to get some of my makeup looks out there and also give my opinion about some products and reviews.  I always look up stuff before I buy it just to see if it is actually worth it. Also it is a great way for my to just let my feelings out and that I could just write about anything.

2. A piece of advice you would like to share (can be beauty or non beauty related)?
I'm not really good at giving advice but if you shave with conditioner instead of soap (when your run out of shaving cream) it softens the hair on your legs which makes it easier to shave and leaves your legs so soft!

3. Your favorite place to eat out?
It would be an Italian restaurant from where I'm from called "Rinaldi's"

4. If you could only use three beauty products for a week, what would they be?
Without a doubt it would be foundation, blush and mascara. 

5. A pet peeve?
I can't think of one right now :/ 

6. Favorite place or country you have visited?
Punta Cana was one of my favorite vacations!

7. Your favorite season?

8. Favorite Film?
The notebook

9. Favorite places to shop?
Forever 21, MAC, Brandy Melville

10. Most Embarrassing moment?
I can't think of one right now but I have had TONS of them but just recently my mother and I were going out to eat and I fell up the stairs at the restaurant.  I'm a klutz! :/

Adrie's Questions:
1. What is your favorite makeup/skin brand?

2. What can't you leave your house without?
My purse

3. Favorite subject in school?

4. Favorite musical artist?
Backstreet Boys (:

5. Most played song on your iTunes?
Cher - Turn back time

6. What kind of phone do you have?
HTC one

7. What is your favorite color?

8. What is your most used social network?
Would be between twitter and Facebook

9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher

10. Something you once obsessed/fangirled over.
I can't think of anything right now.

11. Dream job?
Own a makeup store.

Mlle Karenanne's Questions:
1. What is your full name?
Lana Marie Petrini

2. You have 5 minutes to put on make up, what products would you use?
My CC cream since it goes on quicker for me, my blush and mascara.

3. Are you a planner or spontaneous?
I believe i'm a little bit of both.

4. If you could have and profession you wanted, what would it be? Skys the limit.
To be an actress of course!

5. Have you gotten a hidden talent?
Not that I can think of.

6. Name a beauty product that you couldn't live without and why?
My foundation, because I feel it makes my skin look flawless.

7. Who is your fashion icon?
Selena Gomez

8. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
To be invisible so no one could see me and I could just sneak up on anyone. haha

9. Are you a tea or coffee person?
Neither, I don't think any of them.

10. If your house was burning and you have time to take one thing, what would it be?
My puppy!

11. Most inspired quote?
"Life's a climb, but the view is great"

My Questions

1. What is your favorite makeup brand?
2. What is your favorite makeup product, and where is it from?
3. What is your favorite quote?
4. Favorite YouTuber
5. What was a great moment in your life?
6. What is your passion?
7. What is your favorite makeup item that you loved all year?
8. How did you meet your best friend?
9. How did you get into blogging?
10. What can't you leave your house without?
11. What is a good advice that you would like to share?

I Nominate
(Since I already nominated people for the sunshine award, I will only be nominating 7 people the Liebster Award) 

The Rules

You must link back to the person who nominated you.

You must answer the questions given to you.

You must pick 11 nominees to answer your 11 questions you chose for them.

You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.

You must contact the nominees that you have nominated.

Can't wait to read all your answers! :)

Don't forge to follow me

Lana xoxo

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 2014 ipsy Bag

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 9:40 AM 0 comments

So I got my March ipsy glam bag in the mail yesterday! I always get excited when I see that pink package in my mailbox (: It's like i'm a little girl getting a new barbie doll, well at least I was excited when I always got one. 

An ipsy glam bag is a subscription you pay $10 for every month that you can cancel at anytime or $110 for a full subscription of the year.  You get 4 to 5 products inside a cute makeup bag.  Some of the items they give you are sample sizes or full sizes.  If you love makeup and want to try anything thats out there, get this subscription.  It's amazing and such a good deal! 

Okay, now lets get started!

This is the makeup bag this month that all of my items came in.  It is adorable! 

These were all the products above that I got in my March ipsy glam bag.

(Nicole by O.P.I - $6.99 at Ulta)

In my ipsy bag, I got the Nicole by O.P.I nail color in "On What Grounds".  It is fro their roughles collection that is new. "On What Grounds" is a gorgeous turquoise color.  There are 3 other colors in the roughles line.  You also have a pretty light purple color (I'm Stucco On You), a pink color (Rock The Look), and a yellowish orangish color (Sand In My Shoe).  Where do they come up with these awesome names!? I did have to put two coats on my nails, but I would definitely check this line out.

(BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick - $18)

I got a sample sized BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in the color "Get Ready".  I have never tried the BareMinerals lipsticks before.  I never was a fan of BareMinerals at all, but this lipstick, I have to say I am a fan of.  It's a really pretty not so dark pink color.  It looks really nice for the spring.  Definitely try a sample of it! You can go find this lipstick here.  

(Pixi Mini Flawless Beauty Primer - $9 original size - $22)

The Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer evens the skin tone and gives your a youthful healthy glow.  You would put this on before your foundation.  The pearl extract ingredient in this primer protects your skin and is anti-aging.  It also hydrated my skin when I tried it out, gave me nice glow, and my makeup did stay on for a while.  You can find this product at their site, just click here.

 (Be A Bombshell Cosmetics eyeshadow - $16)

The last item I received was the Be A Bombshell eyeshadow quad in "Bora Bora".  I really don't play around with colors like these but I just love that red color and the copperish color.  They are very pigmented.  If you want to check the rest of the colors out, check on their site by clicking here

The total of all the items that I received in my March bag was $42.99.  I only payed $10 for this months bag.  It's a great deal what ipsy does.  Great subscription to get.  If you would like to get a subscription or check out the ipsy site, just click here

Are you subscribed to ipsy already? What did you get in your March glam bag?

Lana xoxo

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Moroccanoil Root Boost

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 7:33 AM 0 comments

My mother the other day brought home the Moroccanoil Root Boost.  I just thought to myself that this will be another thing that isn't going to work on my hair.  I have been having a hard time lately to try to find something to give my hair a lift.  Some products gave my hair a dry feeling, and some left it feeling greasy, so my mother and I gave this one a try.  

My mother got the Moroccanoil Root Boost at one of our salons that we go to, but it is for $29 on their site.  I just checked their site where you can Click Here and it will be under their "hair" section.  

This stuff is amazing! I am so happy that I found something that actually gives my hair volume and doesn't feel yucky in my hair.  It helps thicken hair at the roots and gives you a natural texture. Seriously, I recommend this!  

The above picture is of my sister in law and I out to eat.  I sprayed my hair with the root boost the night before, after my shower.  Even the day after spraying, my hair still remained with volume and not flat. Go and try it! (:  

Lana xoxo

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunshine Award

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 1:13 PM 1 comments

I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by Paola.  Paolas page is really amazing and she really knows  about fashion, go check it out! Also, want to thank her so much for nominating me! I think these awards are amazing to do so new bloggers get their blog out there and noticed and also to tell your readers something they don't know about you.  

The Rules:
1. Post eleven random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate eleven bloggers.
4. State eleven questions for your nominees to answer.

Random Facts:
1. I danced for 14 years
2. I was captain of my cheerleading squad
3. I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 years!<3
4. I have 2 older brothers 
5. I am a business and accounting major, so hopefully I will open my own little makeup store one day
6. I can watch Netflix TV series all day! 90210, one tree hill, gossip girl.. etc.
7. Boy Meets World is my all time favorite show! TOPANGA! (:
8. One 3 people know about my blog, the boyfriend, my best friend Amber and my sissy in law Carly. 
9. I have a dog who is my everything and wittle baby named Brandy..
10. I went to school first for early childhood education but then switched my major at the end of my         sophomore year.
11. I come from a very small town with a population of only about 14,000 people and I graduated with only 52 kids who I still see and keep in touch with most of them (:

1. What is my favorite lipstick color?
I don't really wear lipstick that much but when I do, my favorite is probably "hue" by MAC and my favorite lip gloss would be "viva glam vi" by MAC also.

2. Who do you look up to?
I look up to my mother.  She is seriously amazing!  She works during the day and does everything she can to make everything great at home afterwards.  She is my best friend and I go to her for everything.  

3. What is my favorite nail polish?
My favorite nail polish would be OPI but if I had to be a color from that brand it would be "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes".

4. What is the most outrageous moment that I had?
I can't really think about an outrageous moment that I ever had on the top of my head. One thing comes to my mind though is when I went to Disney World when I was younger and I saw Britney Spears there.  This was when she was in the "hit my baby one more time" stage of her life. She was one my favorite people back then. 

5. Hot weather or cold weather?
Hot of course.  

6. Straight hair or curly hair?

7. Dark chocolate or regular chocolate?
Regular milk chocolate

8. If you could learn any language, what would it be and why?
I would love to learn Italian since I am italian and some people know how to speak it in my family.

9. What are you currently obsessed with?
I am currently obsessed with bandanas. I just love wrapping it around my head and how I look in them and I think a perfect look for spring. Weird I know! haha

10. Do you like bloggers or YouTubers better?
I like YouTubers better since I get to actually see the look on the people and how they do it. 

11. What is your favorite color?


My Questions:
1. What is your favorite quote?
2. Favorite book and why?
3. Favorite YouTuber
4. What is your current favorite makeup item?
5. Favorite TV show
6. What was a great moment in your life?
7. What is your passion?
8. What is your favorite beauty product that you loved all year?
9. What is the most outrageous thing you have gotten done to yourself (weird piercing, hair brightening)
10. How did you think of your blog name?
11. How did you meet your best friend?

Lana xoxo

p.s. Don't forget to tag me in your post! Can't wait to see all your answers! (:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Celebrity style inspiration

Posted by FeelingBeautiful at 8:30 AM 4 comments

Seriously, look at how gorgeous Selena Gomez is!  She is my celebrity inspiration.  She could put anything together and make it look amazing on her.  She is always wearing that bold color lipstick and the bold smokey eye look.  I understand she has makeup artists and people to pick out everything for her, but when she is just around and just shopping with friends, her outfits still look great on her.  She isn't like the other celebrities at her age, for example Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.  They grew up to be trouble.

Selena helps out children with an organization called UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).  UNICEF works in more than 190 countries to save and improve children's lives, providing them water, health care, nutrition, etc.

Selena has the gorgeous long brown thick hair that girls would love to have.  The outfit shown about is a black t-shirt under a white blazer with a pair of dark washed skinny jeans with a pair of leopard high heels.  I just love her style!

Lana xoxo

Who is your celebrity style inspiration?


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