Sunday, January 29, 2012

Drugstore Makeup (mostly) FOTD

I am so happy with all of the drug store makeup that I have purchased lately.
Here is a quick and simple FOTD using mostly drug store products.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Foundation in Honey
Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer 
Milani Mineral blush in Luminous

Urban Decay e/s in Tease

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance 
Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Bad to the Bronze" on lid 
MAC e/s in Embark in crease and lower lash line
MAC e/s in Cork and Swiss Chocolate above crease
Urban Decay e/s in Chopper on tear duct
Urban Decay e/s in Booty Call under brow
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara  

Wet N Wild lipstick in 903C

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drug Store Makeup Haulin'

Lately, I have been doing a lot of local drug store makeup shopping. 
There have been so many sales and new products to try that it is hard to pass up! 

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation in 320 Honey

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color
These lip products were 75% off at my local Rite Aid!

Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume in brown/black
This has been the third time that I have meant to buy black mascara and I somehow manage to grab brown and not look at it til after I get it home! Does anyone else do this?

Some more Maybelling Color Tattoo eye shadows in "Bad to the Bronze" and "Audacious Asphalt". 

Milani Compact Powder and Mineral Blushes
I was able to get my hands on some Milani products that were 75% off at CVS. I picked up a compact powder and the last 3 blushes that they had! 
When I got the blushes home I noticed that two of them had the same color name (Mai-Tai) but they are obviously different colors. I have been trying to find the name of the coral blush but I cannot! I'm pretty sure it is not "Sunset Beach" as it does not have any brown in it. I could be wrong though. 
If anyone knows the name of this blush let me know! 

What have you purchased at the drug store lately?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birchbox Breakup: I'm with My Glam Bag now.

Last month, my friend Ashley informed me that My Glam was offering more subscriptions! I had heard about them a little bit but when I had tried to sign up, they were sold out.

 It is pretty much the same idea as Birchbox.
You go to the My Glam website and take a personality quiz.
If you wish to sign up, it is a $10 monthly subscription. 
Each month, you will be sent a bag with beauty products based on your personality.
They offer videos from Youtube gurus (Michelle Phan, Andrea, Promise, Jessica, Bethany) creating looks using the products from the monthly bag.
You can unsubscribe whenever you want. 

I am so glad that I was able to subscribe to My Glam. In my opinion it is 10X better than Birchbox. You not only get a cute makeup bag each month, but you get FULL SIZE products from brands that you actually know. (and no food I had waited to get my first My Glam bag to decide whether or not to cancel my Birchbox membership and as soon as I recieved this, there was no doubt in my mind. 
Goodbye Birchbox :(


Overall, I am SO happy with all of the products that I received for January and I cannot wait until I get my next bag! If they make more subscriptions available I would recommend subscribing because it is a great value for only $10! (They often announce when they have more subscriptions available on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.)

I also wanted to share with you some blog awards I received from some lovely ladies. :)
Blog awards
Becca at Cosmo2011Girl  awarded me the Versatile Blog Award.
Angela from Living for the City awarded me the Most Versatile Blog Award.
I want to thank you guys so much! It really makes me happy when I receive such great feedback from followers of my blog. 

Melina at Only a Flight Away also tagged me to do this questionnaire. 

1. I don't think that I would change my name!
2. I don't read any specific blogs daily. Just whoever comes up on my blogger feed. 
3. My first date with my boy friend was at a local fair 3 years ago.
4. I have one older brother
5. I can't think of the most embarrassing.. But not too long ago, I was using the bathroom at my school and I didn't notice the door to my stall came open. The teacher of my next class walked right in front of it. Ya..
6. If I won the lottery I would first buy a house for sure. I would then plan a trip to California because I have always wanted to go there so badly. 
7. People who are mean and rude for no reason.
8. The biggest decision I have made so far in my life is what I was going  to go to college for. I chose nursing as my major. :)
9. Not at all. lol
10. Yes. I usually workout 3 or 4 days of the week when I do not have school. I <3 working out.
11. Probably washing dishes. ugh.

Thank you for reading! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eye Shadows.. are the bomb.

Everyone who loves makeup has been buzzing about the new Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 Hour Eye Shadows! Having heard a lot of good things about them, I decided that it was my turn to pick some of these up for myself. After looking at different swatches, the colors that most intrigued me were Tenacious Teal, Edgy Emerald, and Pomegranate Punk. 

And, OMG I will say that all the good things said about these eye shadows are for real! 
They are super pigmented,  creamy, and long wearing. I have not tested to see if these will wear for the full 24 hours, but after swatching them on my arm, they would not budge! I mistakenly swatched "Pomegranate Punk" right after leaving Target on my way to school. Needless to say, I was stuck with this color on my arm throughout my whole class until I got home to take it off with makeup remover. Not even soap and water would take the color off! 
These shadows retail for anywhere from $6 to $7. I found them the least expensive at Wal Mart for just under  six dollars. Awesome quality at this low of price? You cannot beat that seeing that these are compared to the MAC Paint Pots which retail for $17.50. 

Maybelline VS Mac
Maybelline: 4 grams for $7
MAC: 5 grams for $17.50

Feelin' pretty edgy with my "Edgy Emerald" on my lid and lower lash line. 

If you do not already own any of these, I highly suggest that you buy at least one. They offer a wider variety of colors to satisfy your neutral or bright color need. They are a great affordable makeup item that everyone will enjoy. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Foxy Locks Clip In Hair Extensions Review.

Having never used any type of hair extensions before, I was kind of curious to try some out. However, I did not know which ones to pick out. Should I purchase them from Sally's Beauty Supply or find some over the internet? Did I want synthetic or human hair?
 After reading Cheryl's (from Makeup By Cheryl H) review of the Foxy Locks Extensions I thought "DUH" why did I not think of Foxy Locks before? Her post came at the perfect time so I knew that I was meant to order them. I have had these extensions since early October and wear them about 6 days out of the week so I feel that I can give them a pretty honest and thorough review. 

Here is a pic after putting the extensions in my hair right after taking them out of the package. 
This was the moment that I fell in love with hair extensions.

The owner of the Foxy Locks Extensions company is Imogen.  I am an avid follower of Imogen on her Youtube channel as well as her blog Bubble Dreams.... She is such a classy lady and always does great tutorials using her Foxy Locks Hair Extensions as well as makeup tutorials. 

The Hair

Foxy Locks Extensions are made of protein rich, 100% human remy hair. Remy hair is the highest quality of human hair that is used for extensions. Remy hair gives the most natural looking hair because the cuticle has not been stripped and the hair remains in the same direction This means you will get smooth, natural, and  tangle free hair. 
Foxy Locks are available in 3 different weights: 120 grams, 160 grams, and 215 grams. 
The 120 gram set is recommended for those with fine hair. The 160 and 215 gram sets are recommended for those with thicker hair or those who want a lot of volume from their hair extensions. 

The deluxe 160 gram extensions come with 
4 single clip wefts,
2 double clip wefts, 
2 triple clip wefts, 
and 2 wefts with 4 clips
I find myself using all but the four single clips.
 I use these on occasions where I want extra volume. 

All of the extensions are 20 inches long which is pretty long seeing that most extensions come anywhere from 14 to 18 inches.

These extensions come in 14 different colors. 
Images from
 So there is guarantee that you will come very close to matching your hair color. Because it is hard to match your color closely by just looking at a picture on the internet, the people at Foxy Locks are available so you can e-mail them a picture of your hair and they will respond with the hair color they have matched you with. Imogen also has a Youtube video showing each color of extensions for ease in deciding color.

Because they offer 3 different light shades of blonde, I wanted to be sure of what my color match was before I ordered the extensions. I e-mailed them a photo of my hair and within a day or two I got a response with them saying I was matched to the Platinum Blonde #90.
This is a perfect match for my hair.

Upon opening the package and first examining the hair, I noticed how thick and smooth it was! The hair was looked shiny and healthy. But, it was not too shiny that it looked fake.

I had worn these extensions quite a lot before having to wash them (They recommend that you wash them right after recieveing them, but I did not). When wearing the extensions after washing them, I noticed a significant amount of shedding that was not present before I washed them. Like I said, I have not owned extensions prior to this, so I looked it up and it is normal for there to be some shedding with extensions. There still has been a lot of hair that has fallen out.
It kind of freaks you out.
But by now most of the shedding has stopped.

The ends of the hair are not the greatest. When reciving the extensions and wearing them for the first couple of times, I noticed the ends were a bit on the scraggly side. It looks like there is a good inch that needs to be cut off. I know a lot of people get their extenisons cut and layered. I, however, was not too bothered by the ends and liked the length so I did not cut mine. I try to be as careful as I can with the hair as to make it last. I do not use a lot of hot tools on it and when I do, I always use a heat protectant. I have noticed with 3 months of wear, there are now a good amount of split ends. It is not to the point where it looks bad. It would only be noticeable when looking closely at them. I do not know if this is the same case with all of the colors of extensions or just the lighter blonde colors since they have been bleached.

The Clips

The clips come already sewn onto the hair. They are made with a silicone insert which causes less damage to the hair. 
The clips hold in very well. I was worried with using the clip in hair extensions, that they could possibly fall out. The clips do not clip onto a large amount of hair, but once they are in, they are in! I have never had them fall out. I have, however, had one clip randomly stop working for no reason. Like completly not clip at all. Foxy Locks does include 1 extra clip with the pack of extensions. But I do not know how to sew the clip onto the extension, nor do I know anyone who does.

Clipping in these extensions is super easy. Because I had never worn extensions before, I watched Imogen's Youtube video on how to clip in these extensions. She explains and shows the process perfectly.

  Now that I have the hang of clipping in the extensions and where they go, it takes me less than 5 minutes, if that. And, teasing is not necessary for the clips to stay secured which I am very happy with.


Becuase these extensions are made from human hair, there are many things that can be done with them. You can flat iron, curl, and even dye these extensions. Regular shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products such as hair spray and heat protectant can be used on them. Basically, you can do anything to them that you can do to your own hair.

I feel that the best way to wear these extensions is with a little wave or curl. This is when they look the most natural and blended with my own hair. When worn straight (without being cut and layered), they look a little on the unnatural side. Just in my opinion.
The way that I style mine the most is using my Remington clampless curling iron or my flat iron. I do not use a lot, if any, hair spray on the extensions to avoid too much product buildup. Even without using hairspray, the curls hold up awesome. Way better than my own hair!  The curls usually will last a few days before falling out a bit. It takes about a week or more for the curls to completely fall out.

Here is a pic of how the extensions look when dried naturally.
 They have a slight wave that looks really natural.  

Price and Shipping
These extensions are fairly inexpensive for the amount of hair that you're getting. 
The prices are as follows:
120 gram extensions - £56.00 or $86.60
160 gram extensions- £74.00 or $114.44
215 gram extensions- £118.00 or $182.49

Foxy Locks are shipped worldwide.
The shipping is very fast for coming all the way from the UK.
 I received mine about 7 days after placing the order.

Final Thoughts

Overall I have been loving these extensions so much! I never thought that I would ever wear extensions. I thought that they would look unnaturally fake on me. But these look so natural that I am not afraid to wear them. When I am wearing these extensions, I feel like the hair is really mine. I have always wanted to have really long hair and I finally can. It feels great. I hope that these will last me a long time. But even if they do not, I will be repurchasing them

If you are looking for good quality yet inexpensive hair extensions I would def. recommend Foxy Locks 100 percent! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Birchbox.

Last month I signed up for the "My Glam Bag" monthly subscription. I am super excited for this since I have heard so many good things about it. 
So is that a good bye to Birchbox?