Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FOTD : Eyelashes and Pink Lips

Hi everybody! Heres a FOTD :D

Products used...
Bare Mineral's Prime Time Oil Control Primer
Hard Candy's Glamoflauge concealer
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
E.L.F Bronzing Powder
Make Up Forever Mist and Fix Spray

UD Primer in Sin
UD (The Dangerous Palette) in Rockstar all over lid
Aerie Color in Mochachino on outer corner
UD (The Naked Palette) in Buck for above the crease
UD (The Naked Palette) in Virgin for under brow bone and inner corner
UD 24/7 eyeliner in Rockstar on upper and lower lash line
Maybelline Lash Falsies Mascara
Revlon False Eyelashes in Beyond Volumizing (cut in half and applied to outter lash line)

Maybelline Lipstick in Make Me Pink
Lorac Couture Shine in Muse

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Small Sephora and Ulta Haul Success!

 Hey everyone! I went on a quick trip to Ulta and Sephora and here is what I purchased!

Make up Forever Mist and Fix Spray
Bare Minerals Oil Control Prime Time Foundation Primer
Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion

I picked up this mini Make Up Forever Mist and Fix Spray from Sephora for $8 for 0.84 fl. oz. I was just browsing through Sephora and wasn't going to purchase anything until I spotted this mini spray. So I decided to try it out. I have used this twice since purchasing it and I would say it makes my makeup last for a good 8 hours at work in the 80 degree humid weather! So far I am lovin' it! This also can be compared to Urban Decay's  All Nighter Spray which I have not tried yet but plan on purchasing and comparing the two!

I picked up the Bare Minerals Prime Time foundation primer in Oil Control from Ulta for $21 for 1 fl. oz. It does not contain silicone or oil. So in the summer time my skin gets VERY oily to the point where no amount of powder helps. I was looking online for different primers that would help with this problem. This primer did not get very good reviews at all but I decided I would try it anyways and take it back if it didn't work for me. The first time I used it, I used about 2 pumps and spread it on my face concentrating on my T-zone. I then let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes and continued on with my normal foundation routine. This product does make the foundation a little harder to spread but not so much that it is a problem. I wore this for about 7 hours and it kept the oil and shine away the whole time! I could not believe it! After the 7 hours there was a minimal amount of oil on my face but not nearly as much as without using this primer. I have only used it a few times but I definitely do not think I will be returning it.

I purchased this Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic AHA lotion from Ulta for about $11 for 6 fl. oz. I was talking to a couple of the ladies that work at Ulta and they both recommended this to me for acne ( I have a slight breakout on my face due to the intense heat!). I thought for 11 dollars I might as well try it. This moisturizer contains Glycolic Acid which is commonly used in chemical peels. To read more about Glycolic acid click here. This product claims that it "renews moisture, refines texture, and improves elasticity and skin tone". I have only used this for two days so I haven't seen much of a difference in my acne, but I have noticed that my skin is a lot smoother and brighter after using it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

French Tip Shellac Nail Polish

Yesterday I went to one of my local salons and decided to try out the Shellac nail polish instead of getting a regular manicure. The Shellac nail polish is supposed to last anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks without chipping, breaking, or loosing shine. The salon I went to had about 20 or so Shellac nail polish colors to choose from and I chose to get French tips! I paid $40 for the Shellac ($5 extra for French manicure) but it usually depends on where you go. It took about the same amount of time as a normal manicure but one thing that I thought was really cool was that after they wiped the top coat off my nails were completely dry! At my job it is IMPOSSIBLE for my nail polish not to chip so this will be the ultimate test for this nail polish. I am going to have an updated post to show how they look after week 1 and week 2. Here is what they look like 1 day after getting them done...

So far I love them! Has anyone else tried the Shellac nail polish?
UPDATE (8/3/11) :
I had the Shellac polish on for a week before it started slightly chipping. The next day it started coming off near my cuticle. I eventually ended up peeling all of the polish off and painting my nails with my own color LOL. I expect the nail polish would have lasted longer but because of where I work it is difficult to keep any nail polish on (I have my hands in water all day and it is very rough on my nails).

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lipstick and FOTD

To be honest, I have never tried any of the Bare Minerals products but I was tempted to try the Bare Mineral's lipstick after seeing the gorgeous nude color on a Youtube guru's video. So, I went to the Bare Escentuals store and picked up the color Cream Puff for $15. The first thing I loved when I took it out of the plastic was the packaging! The outside of the lipstick tube is soooo soft that I literally could not stop touching it! haha. I put the on the color and right off the bat I noticed that it did not have the usually dry feeling of normal lipstick. It felt pretty much like lip balm. After I got home, I went to the Bare Escentuals website to look up more of the lipsticks and saw that they are all natural which is always a plus! Anyway I absolutely love this lipstick formula and color and I will defiantly be repurchasing different colors coming up.

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Barium Sulfate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Silica, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470) 

   Superb color hydration that wears beautifully for hours
  • Soft touch case with feminine curves for a comfortable grip
  • Monoi D-Tahiti Oil provides up to six hours of moisturization
  • Cupuacu Butter promotes smoothness and elasticity
  • Barley Lipids improve the overall condition of your lips
  • Vitamin E protects and heals your lips from environmental factors
  • Echium Oil fights inflammation and reduce wrinkles
  • Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals for an extra dose of healthy nutrients
  • (www.bareescentuals.com)

"Cream Puff"

"Cream Puff"
  • Face
    Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel as primer
    Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
    Revlon Colorstay Foundation
    Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
    E.L.F Bronzing powder
    Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Creep on lid
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin under brow and in tear duct
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Buck in crease
    NYX eyeshadow in Rock on outter v and lower lash line
    Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Black Drama
    Bare Minerals Lip Color in Cream Puff

    I love this lip color!! It is the perfect nude! After trying the Bare Escentual's lip color I am tempted to try more of Bare Escentual's products. Any recommendations??

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Forever 21 Haul!

Yesterday I went to two different malls and two different Forever 21's looking for a certain lace cropped top. I did not find it :( , but here are some other things that I picked up...
From left to right..
Silver/black sunglasses necklace $1.50
Silver Arrowhead earrings $3.80
Gold Stud Bracelet $6.80
Gold Hippie Guitar necklace $1.50

Leopard Head Wrap $3.80
Lace Knit Top $11.50
A pic of the leopard headband on! I love it !!! haha
All of these items that I picked up are in the store right now and online!