Esqido Gel Eyeliner

Hello Friends!

For today's post I am featuring a product that was sent to me for review 😃  I was very honored to accept the request, as I have worked with this brand before and I find their products to have a great deal of integrity and wonderful quality!

You may know Esqido for their beautiful and amazing lashes, however, for today's product highlight, I am reviewing their new Gel Liners!  Currently they are available in brown and black, and retail for $16 (currently on sale for $12!).

These liners are waterproof, smudge-proof, and budge-proof!  I've been wearing them all day, day after day, and THEY DO NOT MOVE until you want them to!

For today's makeup look I am wearing the gel liner in black 😊

I hope you enjoy!

Esqido Gel Eyeliner $12

I find the liners to be richly pigmented and so easy to apply! They are a twist-up design, and feature a built in sharpener on the end, so you can create a smokier line, or wing it out!

Overall, I am very impressed by this product and highly recommend them!
They are so smooth and long-lasting, they are an absolute must in my make-up kit 💗

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I truly love it when you do.

Colleen 😘

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This may not need to be said here, but I would like to...
Although I may joke about alcohol, I would never intend to offend or hurt anyone by my humor.
I have a healthy relationship and respect for alcohol, and I also acknowledge that it can be a powerful and dangerous substance.
I have seen how it can it negatively alter the lives of friends, family, loved ones, and my closest companion, who I lost last month.
I don't want there to be any confusion when it comes to my thoughts and feelings on this, as I will continue to use my blog and social media brand of "Vanity and Vodka", which I have used for many years.
I, in no way, wish to glamorize alcohol, or alcoholism. My intention has only been to express a fun and carefree attitude associated with doing what makes you feel beautiful, while having a good time (responsibly).
I take this very seriously and felt compelled to say this, from my heart. 
I am overwhelmed with love and empathy for those affected by addiction.

Thank you to everyone who has been by my side, as well as new friends who come forward to offer their love and support during this time.
I am so deeply touched and grateful beyond words.
I would not be here without you.

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Summer Shimmer

Hey Everyone!

For today's blog post, I wanted to share with you a shimmery and dramatic makeup look I created. We are in SUMMER here in Arizona already, and I wanted to do something dewy and reflective. Something fresh. I couldn't resist using a wispy pair of lashes and adding some lower lash accents!

The lashes were an amazing find that I found on AliExpress for $1.30!!!
If you are interested in how to find them, see the link below!

Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you enjoy this summery fun look. 😘


♥ Ulta Matte Eyeshadow Primer ( I LOVE this stuff!)
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and lower lash line
♥ Catrice Liquid Metal Eye Shadow in "We Are The Champagnes" to lid and inner corner

♥ Ulta Shadow in Naked (Matte Vanilla) from brow to crease
♥ "Wild Thing" (From Crown Glam Metal palette) to crease and lower lash line

♥ "The Wicked" to outer V and crease
♥ Black Mascara and liner


 ♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ L'Oreal True Match Concealer
♥ Ulta Blush in "Girlie"
♥ Benefit Watts Up Highlighter 


♥ Sephora Colorful Gloss Balm in "Cream Of The Crop"

What are your favorite shades to wear in the summer?

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I truly love it when you do.

Have a blessed day!


Rouge and Rogue Faux Mink Lashes: Miss Fury

Hey Everyone!

For today's post and makeup look, I am featuring a gorgeous pair of faux mink lashes from Rouge and Rogue. The pair that I am wearing are called "Miss Fury" and they are extremely dramatic, super sexy, and other-worldy!  I really love the selection of lashes over at Rouge and Rogue, I find that their lashes are fresh, daring, and affordable. I also love that their lashes are easy to work with and comfortable to wear.  Please give them a visit the next time you are shopping for fun lashes to add to your collection! 😘

For this makeup look, I used the Maybelline shadow and highlight palette in "Pink Edge". This palette is part of their "The City Kits" collection and the colors are extremely wearable! I love it!!

Also, I LOVE the lippie I picked for this look! I'm wearing a  J. Cat Beauty Liptonix in "Galaxy Glow".  This is the perfect shimmery metallic rose gold with a lot of sparkle.

I hope you like the look 😻

Rouge and Rogue Lashes in "Miss Fury" $10

Maybelline The City Kits: Pink Edge $10


♥ Benefit "Goof Proof" brow pencil in shade 2
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid
♥ Maybelline The City Kits eyeshadow palette in "Pink Edge"
♥ Black eyeliner to upper and lower lashes
♥ Black mascara
♥ Rouge and Rogue faux mink lashes in "Miss Fury"


♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ L'Oreal True Match pressed powder
♥ Blush and Highlight from "Pink Edge" palette


♥ BellaPierre Lip Pencil in Nude
♥ J. Cat Beauty Liptonix in "Galaxy Glow"

There you have it! I love the bold lashes paired with the smoky mauve shadows. 😍
What do you think of the shadow/highlight palette? Have you tried any Rouge and Rogue lashes yet? 

Thank you for stopping by! I truly love it when you do 😘

Have a blessed week!


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