Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I am not sure what the texture of this is supposed to be like, but I'm thinking mine got affected by the heat because it has the weirdest texture like cottage cheese and jello... But I have heard really good things about this stuff so I am looking forward to trying this out!
My oh so favorite Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in plum, $1.00
Sorry I didn't get swatches, my camera died. I was kind of bummed with the color of this. It's too... wearable. What a silly complaint, I know. But I was really looking for a super purple (not bright but just obviously plum-y purple) and this is grayish black with a faint purple tint. But it's still a pretty color and I L-L-Love this eyeliner so all is well :)
Dramatic Lash kit and Natural Lash kit, $1.00 each
My first eye lashes! They are reusable, and so pretty and I'm so excited to have big pretty eyelashes. Although I have heard the glue is not of good quality so if anyone knows of some good eyelash glue, let me know because I am so out of my element here.
Nail Polish in (L to R) Pink Passion, Hot Pink, Mango Madness, and Matte top coat,
So the first thing I thought when I saw these bottles was that they mis-labeled Passion Pink and Mango Madness because when I think of something being Mango I think of shades of orange and coral. But the colors are all so bright and fun and perfect for summer! :) Oh and the matte top coat! This thing is a beauty! I put it over my E.L.F. Nail Polish in Smoky Brown and it immediately made the polish matte. It's amazing!! Ahh I love it. I don't think I am going to use a regular shine top coat until this bottle is gone. It's soo cute!
Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink, $1.00
I am addicted to this stuff! And this color is so pretty. It shows up kind of sheer on my lips because of the darker red color of my lips but I can see a "perfect pink" difference.
Gahh!! My first berry gloss and I looove it! The perfect wearable, not too pigemented but more than a clear gloss shine, kind of gloss. And just to recap, the texture is like silk, so smooth. I don't find it sticky in the least. And it has the twist up applicator at the bottom and the gloss comes through the sponge-y top. I loove this stuff. :)
Studio Minty Lip Gloss in Miami, $3.00
They weren't kidding when they said Minty. As soon as I twisted off the lid I could smell super strong mint almost like toothpaste (Which isn't neccessarily a bad comparison, I like toothpaste). The color is really pretty, it's a baby pink with lots of gold shimmer. One thing I noticed when I swatched this is that it felt really sticky but I haven't put it on my lips... so maybe it will feel less sticky on my lips... yeah probably not. But it's cute... :) That's a plus.
Mineral Lip Gloss in Pageant Princess, $3.00
As far as I can tell this is Miami re-packaged and not sticky... I will have to wear it to know the difference so stay tuned.
This is a lot more orange than I was expecting... I haven't put it on my lips yet, so hopefully it's not as pigmented when I'm actually wearing it. The packaging is really nice though and it's really easy twist up application.
Mineral Lipstick in Rosy Raisin, $5.00
I love this color. It is natural and wearable, because my lips are on the darker side. It might look dark on someone with lighter lips. I love the formula. It's so smooth and creamy. I'm very excited to put this on.
I have heard really good things about these all over color sticks. This is a really shimmery peachy bronze color that will make a really nice bronzer and highlight. It comes with very little product though, so hopefully a little goes a long way.
Elements Custom Eyes in Golden Glow, $1.00
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
So I bought this at Rite Aid when it was on sale for 75% off. I tried to find the retail value online but was unsuccessful. I am so disappointed in this stuff!! I purchased it to layer over nude and light pink lipsticks, looks like it would be perfect right... yeah not so much. The first thing that went wrong with this product is when I opened it all that came out was a clear oil. It looked like olive oil was pouring out of my gloss. It was gross but I got over it because I figured it had been sitting there for a while and sometimes stuff separates. I squeezed some product onto my lips and my nose was immediately hit with the strong smell of PlayDough. This gloss has the incredibly salty smell of PlayDough. That alone is enough to make me never put it on again, but to top it all off this gloss has a sticky texture. So greasy, stinky, and sticky all in one product... you can imagine my disappointment.
I bought this at the dollar store about a year ago so I only paid $1.00 but it's not on their site anymore so I couldn't get the actual price. If you ask me, it's a good thing they aren't selling it anymore. Okay I take that back. Since I got it at the dollar store, perhaps it was a defective product to begin with. I just want to get it out of the way, this is a neon color. It is so bright on my lips, it's hideous. But that's partially my own fault for purchasing this color and their fault for making a shade this awful. I'm not sure where they got the name Wet Shine Fusion unless they are referring to the wet shine of my eyes as I cried when I saw this color on my lips. Yes that must be what they are referring to because I don't find it to be moisturizing at all. Although something it has going for it, it doesn't smell like PlayDough.
Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in Cherish, $1.00-$2.00
I still love the color of this gloss. I think it's so pretty! It ends there for me. The gloss is sticky and uncomfortable on my lips. The application is also pretty difficult which I know is surprising considering it's a doe foot applicator. When I pull the applicator out there is never any product on it. I have to dip it in, swirl it around, pump it a few time just to get a tiny bit of product. And then I repeat 3 times before my lips are covered. How annoying is that!? I think it goes back to the sticky texture though. I am rarely disappointed with my WnW purchases but this is one I don't recommend and won't repurchase.
Wet n Wild Natural Wear Lip Shimmer in Sugar
I don't know if you have ever tried Soft Lips before but they make shimmer and tinted chapsticks and a while back I purchased their shimmer chapstick in Pearl. I loved it because it had all the benefits of chapstick but in a girly shimmery pink. The only thing I didn't like was the price. It was somewhere between $3.00 and $4.00. So I when I saw this at Rite Aide for half the price of my beloved Softlips I picked one up. Lets just say if this product didn't have such cute packaging it would be an epic fail. The packaging is the only thing I like about this. First off this is purple not pink. And it's sooooo frosty. It's almost more frost than purple, which is saying something because it's quite purple. Even if I went and purchased a shade not so purple I think I would still be disappointed because of the large amount of frostyness. Again Wet n Wild has disappointed me. It rarely happens but I can't imagine anyone who likes to wear purple frost...
Friday, July 16, 2010
Hey Everyone! I thought I would show some of my favorite glosses and lipsticks I have accumulated over the last couple months.
First Up, E.L.F. Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry and Baby Lips, $1.00
So I have already talked about both of these but I thought I would do swatches of them anyways. They are so smooth and long lasting. I love these. I think Strawberry makes THE perfect Red Lip.
I love love love Pink Sand. I wear it every day. It layers really well over nude lipsticks.. okay let's be honest they layer really well over everything. They have a doe foot applicator and a really nice texture. For the price you pay, you can't beat this product. Now I do have to say Pink Kiss is pretty frosty and not for everyday, but I still find it wearable. They come in a lot of colors and I totally recommend them.
N.Y.C. Ultra Last Lipwear in Rose Gold and Rose Petal, Approximately $2.00
Rose Petal was my first lipstick ever! I bought it last December for my hubby's company Christmas party and I have loved it every since. It's a really gorgeous and, as far as my normal lip color goes, dramatic berry red. It goes on really smooth as well. Rose gold it also beautiful. It has a lot more shimmer than Rose Petal and the flecks of gold make the texture slightly gritty but I love the color so much. It actually appears surprisingly natural on my lips. The perfect coral-gold-nude-pink... little bit of everything haha!
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip color in Just Peachy (903C) and Think Pink (901B), $2.00-$3.00
This is my most expensive lipstick... sad isn't it. I should branch out. But I just can't justify spending so much on one thing. I have been a cheapie shopper my whole life. ( Thanks Mom.) This is the lightest most delicate pink. I feel like such a lady when I wear this. I really want to try more shades from this collection, maybe I will splurge.... :)
Monday, July 12, 2010
- As I have said before the eyeliner pen is my HG liner. I love it. I was disappointed in Ash, it's the exact same as Black. I was really looking for a slat gray liner.
- The foundation brush is my first brush for liquid product and I am really excited.
- The blush brush is a smaller version of the complexion brush which makes it great for highlight and contour.
- I haven't used the small angled brush but I plan to use it with my pretty coffee cream eyeliner.
- I confused the concealer brush with the eye shadow "C" brush which is on it's way in the mail with a different order, and really hated it until today I was watching a video of pinkSUGARR09 on YouTube (Visit her here: http://www.youtube.com/user/pinkSUGARR09) and she was using the "C" brush which didn't look like mine and that's when I made the connection. Such a dumb blond moment lol! So when I use this for concealer I will let you know haha.
- I haven't started using the Mineral Blemish Powder but it comes with a cute little brush that is super soft. I'm excited to use this because I have heard you really see results within a couple weeks. One thing that was disappointing is I thought the product would be bigger since it's the most expensive single product (Excluding palettes and sets) but there is only 0.10 oz of product which I would've known if I paid attention when I ordered. But I guess since it's mostly for spot treatment this should be enough.
Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph, $5.00
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Friday, July 9, 2010
Another satisfying purchase from my favorite company! This is a perfect gray-ish tan. It takes the same 3 coats as lilac to reach perfection.
Studio Line complexion brush, $3.00
I have blond hair and medium light skin and frequently find black eyeliner looking too harsh on my face so I gravitate towards browns.