Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sally Hansen Purple Fiesta NOTD

I picked this nail polish up when Rite Aid had them for bogo 50% off.  I have to say that I really love this polish, it really looks like a party in a bottle, lol.

I didn't use a base, can someone recommend a good one?  I had the polish on for three days in the photos.  I used two coats of Purple Fiesta and N.Y.C. In a New York Color topcoat. 

Purple Fiesta without flash.

Like I said before I really like the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polishes because my manicure lasts a little bit longer than it would with any other polish.  That's all for now, I hope you enjoyed. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

She Who Dares FOTD

Saturday night we went to pick the kiddies up from my mom's and I decided to spice my makeup up a little.  Keeping with the theme of loving what I have, I used She Who Dares mes and Wet n Wild's Envy single shadow.

I have to say that I love how this came out, even though I was kind of scared to actually wear it outside.  Yeah, I know that I am completely boring, but what can I say. 

I used MAC's Pearlglide pencil in Blackline as a base for this look along with my Urban Decay primer potion. Blending the mineralize eyeshadow was just a mess.  There was glitter everywhere,this one is nothing like My Dark Magic,which I had no problems with fall out.  Even though it's a glittery mess, I still love She Who Dares :)

Clinique almost powder makeup in deep golden
MAC Studio Finish concealer NC50
Nars Luster Blush

MAC Pearlglide Liner Blackline
Wet n Wild Envy eyeshadow on lid
MAC She Who Dares mes green side outer corner and into crease, blue side on lower lash line
NYX Black eyeshadow outer corner and into crease
L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

MAC Gold Dust lipglass

I would love any feedback on this look.  Let me know what you think and if you own She Who Dares, tell me what you pair it with.  Until next time...

Monday, October 25, 2010

NOTD: Confetti Debutante and Revlon Galaxy

Last night I went to CVS to spend some expiring Extrabucks.  Since CVS wasn't having any wonderful sales, I decided to pick up some of the Confetti nail polishes, which are $1.00 this week. 

One of the colors that I picked up was Debutante, which is a champagne color.  I thought that I would pair it with Revlon's new topcoat in Galaxy.  I have to say that I loved the outcome.  The Confetti nail polish went on smooth with no streaking.  It says "long wearing" on the bottle, so I'm anxious to see how long it lasts on me.

 no flash


Leave a comment and let me know if you own any Confetti polishes and which colors?  Do you own any of the new Revlon top coats?  I would love to hear what you think about either products. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Dark Magic FOTD

This is my first time using my eyeshadows from the Venomous Villains collections.  I have been on a neutral kick lately so this look is definitely out of the box.  I was going shopping with the girls, so I figured why not. 

Clinique Almost Powder Makeup in Deep Golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
Nars Luster blush

MAC My Dark Magic mes dark side all over lid
E.L.F. Rocker Quad purple color crease and blended up

Nivea lip balm and later on MAC Nice Kitty Lipglass

I always forget to pick my lipstick/lipgloss on when I'm taking pictures, smh.  I guess because I feel the lip balm on my lips in my mind I have something on them.  Next time I will remember to put my lips products on before I take the pictures. 

Do you own My Dark Magic mes?  If so, how have you been using it?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh You Saucy Huh? FOTD

Lol, at my title.  I needed something catchy and cute.  So I wasn't going to post this face of the day because my skin was acting up something terrible.  This is from last week Tuesday, but I decided that I'm not perfect and we all get breakouts every now and then right?  So if pimples don't scare you, scroll down and check it out.

I haven't touched my L'Oreal Hip Duo in Saucy in years it feels like, it's only been months but none the less it feels that way.  I love, love, love this duo, it's my favorite one and it is perfect for Fall.  Saucy contains a burnt orange color and a dark brown, like I said perfect for Fall.

Clinique almost powder makeup in Deep Golden
MAC Studio Finish concealer NC50

L'Oreal Hip Duo in Saucy
L'Oreal Hip Creme Eyeliner in Brown

Nivea Lip Balm

That's all for now folks, hope you enjoyed. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Berry Haute FOTD

I have been desperately trying to use some of my neglected items, which I'm sure I stated once or twice before. 

Clinique Almost powder makeup in Deep Golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
N.Y.C.Blushable Creme Stick Berry New Yorker

Maybelline Stylish Smokes Natural Smokes
(If I have on mascara, I can't remember if I put it on, it's L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Very Black)

Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute

This face of the day is simple and very easy to do especially when time is of the essence or in my case you  are being rushed.  Hope you enjoyed. 

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Hey all, I back, finally, with a review on L'Oreal's newest mascara.  I picked this mascara up from CVS about two weeks ago and the best thing is I only paid $1.07 for it.  You gotta love CVS' extrabucks program.

This is my very first time using any of L'oreal's mascara so I can't say if it is an improvement on the original Voluminous mascara.  What I can say is that I love this mascara to pieces.  I have been using it a lot lately.

It comes in a gold tube,which I must say is very sophisticated and different from my other tubes of mascara.  I love the way this mascara makes my lashes look, kind of like I have two rows of lashes on each eye.  I didn't experience any clumping and the application was pretty easy.

                                             L'Oreal Volumminous Million Lashes in Very Black

The wand is rubber and it kind of reminds me of the wand that Rimmel using with it's Sexy Curves mascara minus the curves.  In the photos I applied two coats of the mascara.  I give this mascara a high rambling because I'm sure that everyone will definitely be saying good things about it. 

  L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes retails for $8.99 and you can find it at your local drugstore.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

EOTD MAC Photo Realism

So I've come to the conclusion that I have way too much makeup.  Hopefully, this will stop me from buying so much or at least think long and hard before I do. 

With that being said, I have decided that I'm going to try and use the things that I have been neglecting.  I don't think I touched my Photo Realism quad at all this year, smh.  I'm falling into a makeup slump for some reason and I'm trying to pull myself out of it. 

Clinique Almost Powder Compact in Deep Golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50

Nars Eyeshadow base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Horse Raddish
Photo Realism on the inner corner
Image Maker on lid
Grey Range on the outer corner

I obviously don't have anything on my lips, most likely a Nivea lip balm, but that's about it.  I took this picture in the evening so forgive me if I look a little out of it.

Are there any items in your collection that you have neglected?  Leave a comment and let me know what beauty items you haven't been showing any love :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Pink Beauty Items

So, Mz. More over at The Glamorous Gleam did a post of all her pink beauty items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  She tagged all beauty bloggers to post all of their pink beauty items, hence the title. 

I think that this is a wonderful idea so I'm joining in and I urge others to participate in this tag as well.  I can't think of a better way to blog and raise awareness at the same time.  I have some pink handled brushes, but I'm sure you guys don't want to see dirty brushes, so I spared you :)


 Leave a comment and let me know if you participated in the pink tribute for Breast Cancer Awareness month tag.  I would love to read your post.

N.Y.C. Berry Bloom Collection

About a month ago I purchased N.Y.C. Berry Bloom Custom Compact and Rose Kiss Lipgloss.  I'm finally getting around to actually using both products.

The gloss is very pretty because it actually is designed as rose.  It is dark pink in color and applies smooth to the lips.  I believe it retails for $2.99.  The quad has different tones of purples, which are great for the Fall.  It also comes with a primer and highlighter like the compacts in the permanent collection. 

My experience with the Union Square compact wasn't great at all.   I didn't really like the how the colors showed up on my skin tone.  I have to say that I feel pretty much the same about the Berry Bloom compact.  Again I only used what was in the compact.  You may get different results using a colored base.

Highlight, Lid, Crease/Contour, Crease/Contour/ Rose Kiss gloss, w/ flash

Highlight, Lid, Crease/Contour/,Crease /Contour, Rose Kiss without flash

I didn't use the the lid color on my lid, I used the third color in the compact (first crease/contour color) on the lid.  I used the lid color in the crease and the last color (crease/contour) in the outer corner.  I didn't experience any creasing or fading until about the fifth hour, but it was just fading not creasing.  The primer seems to be really good. 

I honestly didn't like how this came out.  Maybe I should have used each color for where it was specified, but where is the fun in that.  The colors aren't as vibrant as they look and depending on the person that can be good or bad.  If you are looking for bold colors then you should pass on this compact, but if you are looking for a more toned down look then this is right up your alley. 

 Overall, I don't think that I will be purchasing anymore of these compacts, they just don't provide the color payoff that I am looking for.  N.Y.C. Individual Eyes Custom Compacts retail for $4.99 and you can find them at your local drugstore. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sally Hansen Purple Gala NOTD

This week at Rite Aid all Sally Hansen nail products are bogo 50% off. The Xtreme Wear nailpolishes are $2.99, but they also qualify for a single check rebate for $2.00 this week only. So in essence you get two bottles of nailpolish for only $2.48, not bad.

I painted my nails last night, but this morning is when I realized the awesomeness of this nailpolish. It's a unique purple color to me with a gold sheen to it. You will really appreciate the color in the sunlight, I don't think my photos do it much justice.

Purple Gala without flash

Let me know if you own any of the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nailpolishes and what you think about them. They say on the advertisement in the store that they are suppose to last up to seven days. I hope I can get to three, usually doesn't matter what type of nailpolish I use, I experience chipping in one day. I will update this post to let you guys know how long my manicure lasted. Until next time...

(Update: It was three days before I experienced any chipping, I used N.Y.C. In a New York minute topcoat.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

More MAC Venomous Villains

So after the unveiling event I thought that I was finished with this collection, boy was I ever wrong. The Internet can be a very bad place sometimes. After watching Youtube videos and reading some forums, I decided to pick up a few more things.

I guess its my own fault, because I never really looked at anything else besides the mineralize eyeshadows. This time around I picked up Bite of An Apple blush, Toxic Tale lipstick and Wrong Spell lipglass. By now I know that there have been reviews everywhere so I will save you the repetition.

Bite of an Apple, Wrong Spell, Toxic Tale

Bite of an Apple, Wrong Spell, Toxic Tale (no flash)

Toxic Tale

Wrong Spell

So now I can say that I am officially done with this collection. Toxic Tale looks very scary in the tube, but I toned it down with NYX pencil in Expresso. I'm going to try it with other liners to see what I come up with. Wrong spell is unique for me, a plumy purple that is perfect for fall. Bite of an Apple shows up slightly red on me and I am happy that it's looks nothing like Marine Life. Some people where comparing them, but I'm happy to report that they look nothing alike.

So what do you think about this collection? What did you purchase? Leave a comment and let me know. Until next time...