Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Here are some more great eyeshadows for the fall season!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here are some more items that I own that I will be using a lot this fall and winter season. These are all great colors. They give off a very warm and cozy vibe.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I recently went shopping for a few items that I wanted to add to my Fall seasonal makeup stash. There are a few more items I want to get, mostly nail polishes but here is what I got.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I'm on the look out for these other polishes though and I think they will look great.
*China Glaze Midnight Mission- a dark blue color
*Maybelline Pretty in Purple
I'm also looking for a great grey color. Any ideas on that one?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Not sure if this brown one is too plain. What do you think?
I think I like this one the best.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Well, I succeeded. I used up 3 products this month, although 1 of the products was not the one I wanted to use up. I used up my Maybelline mousse concealer, the Rimmel Glam'Eyes, and my Rimmel Fix and Perfect Face Primer. And... I didn't buy any makeup this month. Anyway, I wanted to use up my Coastal Scents foundation but it just didn't happen. I had too much of it. Oh well, I still used up 3 products so I'm happy.
Monday, August 23, 2010
All righty, this is the final product in my curly hair series. This Redken product is an anti-frizz scrunching spray gel. I have tried 4 or 5 other products from Redken and I thought they all were very high quality and did a pretty much what they said they would do. That's why I was so disappointed in this product. I had really high hopes for this but I feel like this was the worst product in the series. I don't really like products that I have to spray into my hair because I feel like I don't get it evenly distributed enough. I really tried to be methodically when applying this, spraying in sections so that I got it everywhere. Also, like always, I applied a generous amount.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here is the 3rd product in my "Curly Hair Series". This product claims that it "Transforms hair into soft, perfectly defined curls". I used this product the same way I used the others. I applied a generous amount and focused on the hair line and the ends. No I did not get "perfectly defined curls" but it did a good job none the less.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I received a sample of this on my last trip to Sephora. It is a clear gel primer. I've never tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but I think this product is pretty similar to it. This primer is supposed to smooth makeup application, improve imperfections, and mattify the face. I put this primer on one half of my face and my L'Oreal Studio Secrets face primer on the other to see how well it stacked up. On a side note, the L'Oreal primer is my favorite at the moment. Anyway, my makeup went on smoothly and evenly. There was a bit of fading by the end of the day but nothing too bad. I would say this is a pretty good primer. I still like the L'Oreal better though because I like the feel of the primer on my face, it's less expensive, and it makes my makeup last a bit longer. It's worth a try though. It might work better for someone with oily or oily/combo skin.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I mentioned in a previous post that I can’t get my manicures to last more than a day or two and I can’t figure out why. Well, I was reading the August issue of InStyle magazine and I came across an article that claimed to be able to tell me the secret of a 2-week manicure. Yes people, 2 WEEKS! Not only that but after reading the step 2, I discovered she tells you to do the opposite of what I’ve always been told to do. Well of course I had to try it out for myself. The manicurist who came up with this “secret” is Josephine Allen. InStyle breaks the secret down into 4 easy steps. Here they are (paraphrased):
1. “Do 1 ½ base coats” The 1st coat just on the upper half of the nail, let dry for 1 minute. The 2nd coat on the whole nail.
2. “Pile on the Polish” Apply 2 thick coats of polish. (I don’t know about you, but everything I’ve read or heard has always said to do 2 thin layers)
3. “Seal the Deal” Use 2 top coats. (The article suggests Nailtiques 2, followed by Seche Clear. This is the only spot in the article wear it suggests a specific brand be used. I didn’t have either of these so I substituted a “strengthening clear coat and a regular top coat)
4. Cool It! Dip your hands in and out of a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes. “This helps to set the lacquer.
That’s it. I did this yesterday (08/09/10) and so far so good. I’ll let you know at the first sign of a chip. I hope this works though cause having a manicure that lasts more than 2 days would be awesome!
Monday, August 9, 2010
O.k., the 2nd product in my curly hair series is the Bed Head TIGI Curls Rock Curl Amplifier. Like Aveeno, this is the only Bed Head product I've ever tried. It comes out of a pump and has a thick, creamy consistency. It's also kinda sticky. If you rub your hands together then pull them apart the product will connect them together. (If that makes any kind of sense LOL). Also, it smells a bit perfumey, but not too strong. I like the way it smells. Again, I used a generous amount of product each time because I have a lot of hair.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I know, I know, 3-Pan!?! I must be joking right? Nope. I really don't think I can use up/hit pan on 10 products before I buy more makeup so I've decided I'm going to attempt to use up 3 products this month. I think that's doable. I was inspired because I ran out of my MUFE Smokey Lash Mascara. I'm focusing on my Rimmel Glam'Eyes mascara, my Maybelline Mousse Concealer, and my Coastal Scents foundation.
Wish me luck, LOL!
Monday, August 2, 2010
So since it's summertime and I'm really tired of straightening my extremely curly hair all the time I've decided to try out a few products that are geared to curly hair. I have 4 different products and I'll be using each product for a week then doing a review on how well the product worked for me.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I just wanted to share this lipgloss with all of you. You have probably already seen it, but it's so pretty I wanted to show you anyway.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
25 Questions Tag
I wasn't tagged but I thought I'd do it anyway.
1. Do you have any pets?
2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you.
Computer, couch, glass of milk
3. What's the weather like right now?
4. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?
Yes and yes but not my fault
5. What time did you wake up this morning?
3am, I have insomnia at the moment
6. When was the last time you showered?
7. What was the last movie you saw?
Inception. Awesome, awesome movie
8. What does your last text message say?
I don’t remember. I think it was about a stupid co-worker I used to work with. LOL.
9. What's your ringtone?
Soul Sister by Train
10. Have you ever been to a different country?
11. Do you like sushi?
No! It’s so disgusting.
12. Where do you buy your groceries?
13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
No, I don’t like to take medication.
14. How many siblings do you have?
15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
17. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
18. Do you color your hair?
19. Tell me something you are planning to do today.
Post to my blog
20. When was the last time you cried?
I can’t remember
21. What is your perfect pizza topping?
22. Which do you prefer-hamburgers or cheeseburgers?
If they’re homemade, cheeseburgers. If it’s from a restaurant then hamburgers.
23. Have you ever had an all-nighter?
I think so.
24. What is your eye color?
25. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I spotted this palette when I was at Sephora and I knew I had to have it. These are shimmery, baked eyeshadows and the colors range from light gold to a dark brown. It also comes with a mini Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer. My favorite colors are the dark brown and the lighter bronze color. The colors are very pigmented give a light shimmery, almost metallic look that blend well together. I have only tried the eye primer a few times so I don't want to comment on it just yet, but I've been using the shadows all over the place and I love them.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I was cleaning out my makeup case and I discovered an eyeshadow that I bought a while ago and never even used. It's the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose eyeshadow in Charcoal Pearl. It's absolutely gorgeous and I can't believe I haven't used this yet!
Monday, July 12, 2010
I tried this product last night while blow drying my curly hair straight. I really wanted to see if it worked so I parted my hair down the middle and only used the product on one side of my hair. On the other side of my hair I used what I normally use.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Band of Roses
So MAC's In the Groove Collection comes out today. It looks pretty nice. I really like some of the blushes that they are coming out with. That's basically all I'm interested in at the moment but I'll look at everything when I get to the counter. Here are the 3 blushes that caught my eye. Are any of you thinking about getting something from this collection?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I'm going to start this review by saying what I don't like about this product. Its packaging! So, I'm not the greatest when it comes to picking out a shade of foundation from the drugstore but when I can't even see the product in the packaging it's impossible! Luckily for me, I follow NouveauCheap's blog (http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com) and she was able to test the products out. In her post she mentioned that she was a NC20 and the 3rd shade from the left matched her perfectly. Well, I'm around that same shade so I got the 3rd one from the left. (Mind you, I don't know if it's the same shade because there could have been more or less shades to pick from than what she had.) Anyway, I found it at Walgreens for $9.79 I believe but Ulta had it for $7.99 and they also had a $2.00 off coupon available, which I used when I bought it. So $5.99 for this little guy is not bad.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Lately I have been experimenting with the different foundations that I have. I have Revlon ColorStay, Revlon PhotoReady, and I have a liquid bronzer, L'Oreal's True Match bronzer.