Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Eyes Part II

Here are some more great eyeshadows for the fall season!
Clockwise: L'Oreal Hip eyeshadow duo in Electrified, Mary Kay eyeshadow duo in Double Espresso, NYX Pearl Mania Pigments in Rust, Charcoal pearl, and ???. Sorry, the name feel off and I have no idea what this is called.

Let me know what you guys think of these colors. Have you tried any of them? I'll try and post some pics of me wearing these various products throughout fall.

Now for the swatches!
(Top to bottom):
L'Oreal Hip eyeshadow duo in Electrified
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in?
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in Charcoal Pearl
NYX Pearl Mania Pigment in Rust
Kay eyeshadow duo in Double Espresso

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Eyes Part I

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.
I'll be splitting the "eyes" up into 2 different posts. Let me know if you've tried any of these products and if they'll be in your fall rotation.
*Ulta eyeshadow in Eggplant (top left)
*MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet (top right)
*NYX Jumbo eye pencils in Pots & Pans (top) and Iced Mocha (botttom)
*Revlon eyeshadow in Platinum Glimmer (bottom left)
*Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Tranquil Rose (bottom right)

Here are the swatches of each from top to bottom:

*Ulta eyeshadow in Eggplant
*Revlon eyeshadow in Platinum Glimmer
*MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet
*Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Tranquil Rose
*NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Pots & Pans
*NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Iced Mocha

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Goodies: Lips and Cheeks

These products range in berry tones and are perfect for fall!
The top one is Revlon Illuminance All-Over palette in Passion Fusion. I'm specifically focusing on the two colors on the right side of the palette. I'm really trying to branch out with my lip color this fall and these two colors give a sheer but dark berry flush to your lips.
On the left is Revlon Flirtatious Cream Blush. This is the blush that I will probably use under the NYC blush I showed in my haul. It's a great berry color on it's own or as a base.
On the right is another Revlon product that is quite a bit old. It was limited edition a few years back. It's Be Dazzling Shimmer Blush in Hint of Ruby. This is a pigmented blush that gives an awesome deep berry glow to your cheeks.
I will definitely be wearing these lovely products for fall!
Here are some swatches:
Top to Bottom: Berry Flirtatious, Hint of Ruby, last shade in Passion Fusion palette, second to last shade in palette.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Autumn goodies

Since Autumn is here, in my mind, cause I can't take the heat anymore. I decided to go through my makeup items that I already have and see what goodies I can utilize. I'm going to break this up into 3 segements; nails, cheeks and lips, and eye products.
First up, nail polishes:
*Sally Hansen Salon Expert Bitten Plum
*Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade
*Revlon Autumn Berry
* Essie Angora Cardi

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Type Haul

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.
*Maybelline XXL Pro 24 HR Bold mascara in Very Black
*NYC Cheek Glow Blush in Cherry Blossom
*Maybelline ColorSensation Lipstain in Wink of Pink
*NYC Eye Dust Loose Powder in Sparkling Rose
*NYX Eyeshadow in Volcano

I haven't tried all the products yet so I can't do a review on all of it but I have tried the blush. The blush is not very pigmented but it's a really pretty color. I plan to layer it over a cream blush in a similar color. When I do I'll try and post a pic of it.
Here are swatches of the all the items except the mascara.
From left to right: NYC Eye Dust in Sparkling Rose, NYX eyeshadow in Volcano, NYC Cheek Glow in Cherry Blossom, Maybelline lipstain in Wink of Pink

Monday, September 13, 2010

You Suck! A Love Story

I just finished this book by Christopher Moore and much like his other novels it was pretty darn funny. Yes, this is another "vampire story" but it's completely different from Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
If you've never read anything by Christopher Moore then just let me tell you that all of his novels are comedys and completely crazy. At first I didn't really like the book that much. I think it was because all of the other novels I've read by him are interesting from page one. You Suck took a little time to get to the funny and interesting stuff. My favorite part is the journal entries of vampire minion Abby Normal. Her voice is very unique and laugh-out-loud funny.
Although this novel wasn't my favorite by Moore it was still worth the read. Other's hilarious books I suggest by this author: Fool, A Dirty Job, Practical Demonkeeping, and Lamb.

I think next I want to read something inspirational. Any suggestions?
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Sally Hansen Mystic Lilac

So I saw this nail polish over at Nouvea Cheap blog and I loved this color for fall. It's a grey-purple with green shimmer in it. It looked gorgeous on her and gorgeous in the bottle but unfortunately it looks like crap on me. It has almost a brown tint to it which is why I think it looks bad on me. Also, it isn't as opaque as I thought it would be. I'm so disappointed.

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

Milani Mai Tai Blush

I'm so excited! I've been looking for this blush for a year and I finally found it at one of my local CVS stores. Most of the time when I look for Milani blushes, at various stores they never even the blushes let alone the one I want.
I first found out about this blush while watching EmilyNoel83 on Youtube. Every time she wears this blush it looks great. It looks great by itself and layered over different cream blushes. I know I could have ordered it on line but I wanted to see what it looked like in person first. And can you believe that I almost passed by it!?! I saw it and then thought "nah I'm not gonna get it"! But lucky I came to my senses and bought it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fall Purses

Yea, it's Fall! O.K. not really cause it's still 105 degrees here. But I can hope. Anyway, I'm looking for a new purse for fall and I found a couple on the Forever 21 website that I'm considering. Tell me what you think.
Does this beige one look a little uh "maturish"?
Not sure if this brown one is too plain. What do you think?
I think I like this one the best.