Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Favorites

So we've reach the end of yet another month... that's crazy.
June was probably the fast month this year..I can't believe it's about to be July. Where the hell have I been ?
Ugh.. anyways.. It's finally summer so expect some more bright makeup posts and maybe even some summer tags.
There's not alot of favorites this month, I've been avoiding drugstores, ULTA, and Sephora like it's my job. I'm saving up to buy a new car after I graduate.. so Sorry folks.
But I did find a bunch of old makeup that should be making their way into posts.. exciting I know.

Blabbering on about nothing.. Here are my favorites for the month of June

Urban Decay's All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
I've had this product in my posession since last... July ? And I remember I bought it because someone had recommended it to me and I recommend this to EVERYONE.
It's oil-free and paraben-free. So that's good right? I have no idea what that means.
But it helps my makeup last all day and all night. I don't worry about any of my makeup disappearing when I'm wearing this, and that makes me happy.

Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes
I love these because I go out alot and usually don't get back in until the very early morning hours.. and I'm way too lazy to wash off my face at 4am. =/
Judge me.
But these are great because they really cleanse my face. The towelettes themselves are SOAKED with face cleansing stuffffff. You can literally see the cleanser on a  wipe when you pull it out of the package.
And because I'm so lazy I've been buying these in the little 5pcks since May and just throwing them in all my purses, handbags and clutches so when I'm on the way home I can just quick pull theses babies out and get a freshface and faceplant into my bed without any hesitation.

Urban Decay's Naked Palette
This is never not one of my favorites, but I haven't used anything else this month. at all.
I recently got a job and because I have to wake up early to get ready, I don't wanna really complicated makeup routine. With this palette I can throw together a look in like 76seconds and be done with it. Which is good for me because I always wake up at the latest time possible so that I get to work the second I have to clock in. =] YAY for sleeping in ..?

Seriously though, if you don't have this palette I highly recommend you go somewhere to get this baby.
ULTA recently got re-stocked, and the sephora near me has them.. FINALLY. So pay the $45 and get this thing. It'll save your life.

Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock for Face SPF 70
Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm completely obsessed with my skin. The skin on my face especially. Every morning I put about a dime sized amount on my palm and then dab that on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and RUB THAT SH*T IN. I sit in an office all day.. but I don't care.. because I do have to drive to work for 20minutes.. and the sun peeks in. I know.. weird.
But yeah, I use this everyday, before my makeup, ritually.
It's a good investment. Better to be safe than sick with cancer.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This month I went back to using my Urban Decay primer potion.. and was disappointed.
I found it way too oily my liking, so after abour 5 days I went back to this and I love it.
It's a eyeshadow primer.. so it helps make your eye creation last all throughout the day.
No matter what brand, no matter the texture.. your eyeshadow will last.

OPI Silver Shatter
Okay, So I thought I was over the whole shatter nailpolish addiction, until I realized I hadn't even used this.
I bought this when it came out [like a true makeup addict] on Mother's Day and just threw it in 1 of 3 of my nailpolish containers. This month I pulled it out, and I LOVE THIS.
I've been using it literally every chance I get.
If I could I would probably paint over my walls with it.. but at $8 a bottle.. that would probably get a little expensive.
Oh well.
 Here are some pictures of just 2 of the ways I used this Shatter polish this month

Ugh. Did I mention that I love this stuff?
Cuz I do. I definitely do.

So What were some of you guys' June Favorites?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Watermelon

Hi Everyone !
After reaching into the mess that is portable makeup
I found exactly what I was expecting.. unused lipglosses..and nail files.. and eyeshadows
yay =]

In all honesty I threw this look together one morning after I got called out of work, and I kinda liked it
So here it is.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Maybelline FITme! Liquid Foundation in Caramel
Revlon Photoready Liquid Foudation in Caramel - used as concealer
Benefit Powderflage
NYC Translucent Face Powder
NYX Powder Blush in Spice
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX e/s Peach Bronze
NYX e/s Cherry
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte fuschia
Victoria's Secret Jungle Heat Mineral Eyeshadow Palette - light bronze
NYX e/s Light Green
NYX e/s Pure Skin
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Hi Everyone!
Here's a really easy way to get some use outta that red lipstick.
With an almost neutral eye, your lips will be the center of attention without looking ridiculous.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Photoready Liquid Foundation in Caramel
mixxed with Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Caramel
Benefit Powderflage
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
L'Oreal True Match Powder Foundation in Cappuccino [cheek contour]
elf Professional Powder Blush in Candid Coral
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX eyeshadow in Pure Skin
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte camel
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte milk chocolate
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
NYC Eyepencil in Jet Black [tightline & waterline]
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Wet n Wild Lipliner in Chestnut
NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White

Apply lip liner, then very lightly apply 1 coat of lipstick. Pat with a tissue and apply again.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Product Review : elf Brightening Eye Color Quad in Teal Dream

Hi Everyone !
So if this isn't your first time checking out my blog you know that I'm thoroughly impressed and some could argue slightly obsessed with elf cosmetics. They recently began selling their once only available through online store products at Target, so now they're easily accessible for the penny pinching makeup lover.. like myself.
I bought this quad for $1 back in May and just haven't fell in love with anything about it.
Here are my thoughts
With 4 shimmery eyeshadows this quad isn't necessarily the best 1 step kit for creating a great pastel teal or blue eyeshadow look. The lack of a matte color [for me] means no crease shade. Using a matte crease/blending shade allow you to create a believable look of depth, and without it piling 1 shimmery eyeshadow onto another looks... not so great =/

My biggest beef with this quad however, is the color payoff. Which I definitely was surprised by. I am constantly raving about elf's quality and this let me down. particularly the Teal and the Champagne color.
Swatched, the champagne color is perfect, but once applied to the eye it looks dry.. and applied with a damp brush the shadow practically crumbled as soon as it was placed. The teal color also looks great swatched. But it just took way too much effort to generate the color from the swatch on my eyelid. WAH.
After packing and packing and PACKING the shadow onto a firm eyeshadow brush  I was finaly able to get the teal color. Kind of a let down.

Like I said, I bought this in May... and I've used it 3times and after being completely aggravated with it, I've decided I'm done with it. So it goes in one of those junk drawers with the other crap I don't plan to use ever again.

Friday, June 10, 2011

LOOK: Mystical Mermaid

Hi Everyone !
This is the latest look. It took me about 4days to get this exactly the way I wanted, so be patient.
This isn't gonna look perfect the first time you throw it on.
There's a ton of colors used all from different brands and palettes.
But like always you don't have to use the exact same products I did. Mix and match and make ths your own.
*oh. for some reason the picstures look red on my laptop, so I auto-fixed them.
Lemme know if they look better for you guys*

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Revlon Photoready Liquid Foundation in Caramel mixxed with
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Caramel
Benefit Powderflage
NYC Translucent Powder
L'Oreal True Match Powder Blush in Spiced Plum

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sephora Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit
bh cosmetics 120 Palette - shimmery aqua
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte grape
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte midnight blue
bh cosmetics 120 palette - shimmery neon pink
Milani Eyeshadow in Taffy
bh cosmetics 120 palette - matte chartreuse
NYX Eyeshadow in Pure Skin
NYC Liduid Eyeliner in Jet Black
NYC Eyepencil in Jet Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LOOK: Asphalt & Fire

Hi Everyone !
I initially started this look out trying to focus on the MAC e/s.. but had a really hard time trying to figure out how to make it a little less dark.
So here's the final look, with the MAC e/s only in the crease for definition.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Photoready Liquid Foundation in Caramel
mixxed with Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Caramel
Benefit Powderflage
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
NARS Powder Blush in Dolce Vita

Urban Decay Primer Potion
elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Socialite
NYX Eyeshadow in Cherry
MAC Eyeshadow in Beauty Marked
bh cosmetics 120 palette - golden
NYX Eyeshadow in Pure Skin
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hi Everyone, here's my favorites for the month of May.

I didn't buy any new makeup items because I was broke as a joke after paying bills, but hopefully you all enjoy.=]
Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey: LOVE this product. OBSESSED with the smell. ADORE how moisturizing how this lip balm is. Really, I've been addicted to the softlips products ever since they came out and I'm usually in swapping those for chapsticks because they're simple and they work like magic. [and my mom always has them lying around so i dont have to pay =/]
For about $3 the stick itself it really large and I'm gladddd. I slather this stuff on as soon as i wake up, after I brush my teeth, before I go to bed... are you getting the point? Try this product and lemme know if you love it nearly as much as I do.

Ulta Professional Lacquer in Cocktail Waitress: I did a nail polish post about the ULTA brand and this was one of the items featured. It's a high sheen cherry red, and when the sunlight hits it it kinda shimmers.. but without sparkles or glitter, which I love. It's been on my toes since the beginning of May and I just keep removing and reapplying it.
Orly Nail Polish in Blue Collar: I'm not a huge fan of blue polishes for one reason or another, but I really really REALLY like this pastel blue color. It's kind of a midtone skyblue color that looks really nice with my complexion.

Bath and Body Works Warm Milk & Honey Sleep Mist: Going along with the Milk &Honey scent is this super comforting body mist. It says it's a sleep mist but I've been using this in the middle of the day before I go to lunch with friends, and I even spray just a teeny bit on my pillow at night and it smells sooo friggin good, and ultimately puts me to sleep like a baby.

elf Professional Blush in Candid Coral: I am so impressed with elf. The brand is so affordable and they have great products. You really can't complain. The picture isn't accurate of how it looks in life. It's a peach blush with tons of golden shimmer scattered throughout. I use this shade as a cheek highlight because when it's applied it gives my skin a natural glow that I haven't been able to accomplish with any other product. LOVE.

NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie: So I finally grew up and bought myself some lipsticks, and this is probably my favorite [for right now]. If you're unfamiliar with NYX lipsticks they're creamy like butter. literally like butter. And the color payoff is incredible, I think I paid $4 for this when ULTA was having their buy2 get 1 free sale. Who knows, they might still be running this promotion so check around and get yourself some great lipsticks.


Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Gel: My skin broke out like crazy this month, and aside from my regular cleansing routine I whipped this baby out after drying my face and whaaa-laa... a few days later acen was completey gone. thank god.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

LOOK: Warm Summer Eyes

Hi Everyone !
I'm finally back from an unwanted hiatus.
After my vacation my laptop prettymuch gave up and stopped working =[
But anyways, now I'm back with a ton of ideas for looks, product reviews, raves, and some fails
Well, enough chitchat.
This is a look I through together on a whim while I was on vacation, but it's pretty simple so I figured I'd share it with you guys

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Revlon Photoready Liquid Foundation in Caramel
mixxed with Maybelling Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Caramel
Benefit Powderflage
NYC Translucent Powder
NYX Powder Blush in Spice
elf Blush in Coral [highlight]
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX eyeshadow in Peach Bronze
bhcosmetics 120 palette - true orange
NYX eyeshadow in Cherry
NYC eyepencil in Jet Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey
Avon Glazewear Lip Color in Sunkissed

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