Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NOTD - Wet'N'Wild Shield

I was really curious to try out these nail polishes from Wet'n'Wild. I always see them and i think the packaging is so cute. They have 9 different shades that vary for everyones taste. I picked up (231) Shield and the reason i picked this one to try first was because it seemed more of a universal color. It really isn't though lol It's a coppery gold with lots of multi colored shimmer. I personally think that it works best around Christmas holidays because it's so festive looking. It's not too opaque so you would need two to three coats. I'm wearing it with two coats.
What do you think of the shade?
Have you tried any from this collection?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Haul! - Maybelline and Revlon

If you follow me on twitter i mentioned that the past week Revlon and Maybelline were 40% off and i figured of taking advantage of a few things that i've been wanting to try out. I will give you first impressions then be open to do full post reviews for products that i need more time to test out and give you a better review.
So here are the few things that i picked up...

Revlon PhotoReady foundation in 006 Medium Beige - i only wore it about three times but so far i really love this foundation. I was really worried about the whole glitter part and because i have oily skin i thought it would definitely make me look like a disco ball, but it doesn't. The shimmers are very fine and it just gives my face a healthy glow - Stay tuned for a full review post soon...

Maybelline ExpertWear eyeshadow singles in Silken Taupe - i had really high hopes for this eyeshadow. The name sounds smooth and i thought it would be a nice all over the lid color but it hardly is. It's a bit hard to work with. It's not soft and the color is just a light taupy shimmer that would probably be nice in the inner corners or highlight. I will try to find more uses for it and keep you updated.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner - I got this in Blackest Black. They have three other colors: Brown, Charcoal and Eggplant. I love the consistency of this liner. It goes on smoothly and you can easily build up how intense you want it. You can smudge it if you want and it's long lasting. As you can see by the pictures, i tried to wipe it off and you can still see it on my hand. I'm not a big fan of the brush. The first time you use it it works really nice then it just gets hardened and its more difficult to smooth it out. I hope the liner doesn't dry out on me fast.

Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer in Cream - It's the darkest shade for Light skin tones. They have other two darker ones. The concealer is a matte finish and very soft and smooth. I use it under my eyes and i absolutely love it. I will do a full post review with pictures and more details after i use it more.

Revlon Lipgloss in Peach Petal - I've been seeing reviews on this and i absolutely loved it so i really wanted to try it. The color is gorgeous. It's a creamy nude. It's a bit of a sticky consistency and it doesn't last very long but still i love it. It kind of reminded me of Nars Turkish Delight but it's not as pink. It looks the same because of the creamy look and feel to it. This is definitely my new go-to lipgloss i love it on either lipstick or on bear lips.
What are some of your current favorites?
Any good recommendation from Revlon or Maybelline that you like?

Monday, September 20, 2010

FOTD - What i wore to school today!

I know dolls! I've been the worst blogger ever lately.. I've been so busy with school i can't even begin to explain...im pretty much drowning in papers and readings lol. It just so happens that my camera wouldn't turn on today so im charging it over and over again. But i really wanted to post my look for today, so i used my phone camera. The pictures are pretty true to color so it doesn't look off.(i promise this wont happen again). This has been my go-to look the past three days. I have another one that i wear for school, which i will post another time. To me it looks natural and yet looks a bit smokey for that extra umph.
Revlon colorstay in Warm Golden
Rimmel London matte powder
Mac refined golden bronzer
Mac Prim and Proper blush
Mac Rhapsody in Two blush (highlight)

UD e/s in Darkhorse (all over the lid, below waterline)
UD e/s in Naked (crease, blending Darkhorse)
UD e/s in Virgin (highlight and inner corner)
Milani eyeliner (upper lashline and waterline)
Mac Zoom lash mascara
Ardell demi wispies

Mac Myth l/s
Barry M strawberry milk l/g
Do you have any signature looks?
Does anyone else feel like time just flies?
Any other random thoughts?
Entertain me lol

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NOTD - Barry M Mushroom

Finally i decided to wear this color. It always feels weird when i wear darker colors. I feel like it makes my skin look weird and makes me feel like a bad-ass LOL! This is a gorgeous color though. It's like a chocolate gray brownish color (if that makes any sense) LOL It's a perfect color for fall i love it. It's very opaque and i only applied one coat! I didn't think i needed two because it's just going to peal off. I don't need a top coat because it's shinny enough on its own. It's a perfect shade i highly recommend checking it out if you can.
What do you think about this color?
Do you recommend any fall shades that you love wearing?

Haul - Bath And Body Works and Forever21

So i went out with some of my girls yesterday at the mall and i had a fab time. If you follow me on twitter you know i've been sick this weekend, so i needed a day out. I went to Mac and Sephora but didn't buy any makeup...shocking i know lol. I did however go to BathAndBody Works and got some goodies. They had a buy2get1 free special and i got two things for myself and one for my mom. Since i've been obsessed with coconut scent and in love with vanilla i thought getting these was perfect. So i settled for coconut vanilla body mist and matching lotion. I absolutely LOVE the smell. It's sweet and fresh and just yummy lol! So this is my current scent =)

Then we stopped at Forever21. I don't really like going there because i feel like its always crowded and a mess. I really love the jewelery that they have though so i would go there just for that. They had a rack with selected earrings for $1.50! Of course i couldn't pass on this so i got 5 pairs LOL! I love earrings and i don't really own too many nice ones so i figured lets get crazy now lol
Do you have any favorites from both stores?
Any other thoughts you want to share?


So i went to Target...again lol and i got a few goodies. If you haven't noticed Target is my new favorite place to go, it has like everything i need so its convenient and i love it. I got a makeup remover (again!) and I finally found E.L.F products! There are about three different Targets around where i live and i never go to the same one. I always look for Elf stuff but never find it and now i found a whole rack with their products. They had a bunch of eyeshadows, lip products, blushes and brushes but i settled for just these three things because i wanted these for now.

First thing i reached for was this blush/bronze duo. It's famous for being a great dupe for Nars Orgasm/Laguna duo. Even though i don't own the Nars duo, i would say its very similar. The consistancy is great. It's very soft and applied easily. The blush is a peacy/pink with golden shimmer. The bronzer is a nice shade with no shimmer, but not matte either. It feels like a satiny finish. It is however a bit powdery and dusty when i run a brush in it, but it picks up a lot of product so it works great. I'm very happy with it and it was only $3!

I wanted to get one of the black studio brushes but i dont know why i didn't LOL I got this angled brozing brush for $1. I thought why not get a brush type that i don't have. The bristles are a red/marooon color. It is soft but sturdy at the same time. It's great to use for contouring or applying little blush. I don't like blending with it because the bristles are a bit rough if you use the circular motions. Next time i go ill reach for the studio brushes, because these dollar ones are not really worth it for the face.

I needed a new concealer and wanted to try this one and see how it is. The shade i picked out is Light Beige. It comes with a wand and I actually really love the consitency. It applies liquidy then as you blend it gets creamy and sort of thickens. I was afraid it would crease up below my eyes but it didn't, it lasted the whole day. It doesn't really have that good of a coverage. I feel like it works better all over my face because it tames down the redness i have. It doesn't cover dark circles under my eyes (or maybe because im sick it didn't work). I'll do a separate post about it if anything changes.
Here are some swatches
(click to enlarge)

In other non-beauty related news...
I got my coffee! LOL
I also got these International Delight Coffee House flavors that i LOVE putting in my coffee for an amazing twist. I got all three flavors that they had- Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Latte, White Chocolate Mocha. If you go to the international delight coffee website you can find different recipes for how you can use them for coffee, tea and other goodies. If you love coffee like i do, i highly recommend these!
What do you think of E.L.F? Do you have any favorite products from them?
Oh and how do YOU like your coffee? =)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dedication- To my beautiful best friend

Today my best friend is celebrating her birthday and i just wanted to dedicate a post to her.
We know each other since freshman year in high school. She became my best friend the next year and we were each others shadow. I relied on her with everything, as she did with me. I can honestly say we're like sisters. We understand each other perfectly and always know what to say to make each others lives bearable. Both of us went through rough times, but were always there for each other so we were not alone ever. There are sooooo many memories i could list that i have with her that are just stuck in my head and shapes our relationship and what we are.
Even though i moved away from NY, we still have that bond that will never be broken by anything or anyone. I miss her dearly and i hope we can visit one another soon and celebrate all the holidays, birthdays and parties that we missed in each others lives.
She's a married woman now, and has grown so much. I am very proud of everything she accomplished and what she will achieve in the future. She's a tiny person, but has a huge heart and an amazing personality and she will always be special to me no matter who walks in or out of my life.

Dearest Dom,
If you get to read this i hope you can come visit me soon so we can go crazy like i promised you LOL! You are my bestest friend. Always were, always will be. No matter what happens, where life takes us, you are with me and i am with you always. I love you dearly!

Thanks to all the dolls who read this =)

Monday, September 6, 2010

NOTD - Sinful Colors Apple Mint

I was debating if i should make a nail post since my nails are so short right now and my hands are dry, and its just a mess LOL. But i know everyone has moments like these so here i am posting my NOTD. I change my nail color every few days so i might make a few posts, since my nails are growing. I decided to go with Mint Green because it's such a nice green, perfect for the weather and season right now (or at least to me it seems so LOL). I added a little design using Sinful colors in Snow me white, using a toothpick.


Do you have a seasonal color you like to wear?
What shades do you recommend that you currently love?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

August Favorites!

Should i say that summer is over yet?! I think it might be lol! It was a good summer but im glad that its over in a way. I dont really deal well with too much heat and i always find nicer things to wear when it colder out LOL! Do any of you feel that way or is it just me?!? Well anyway without further rambling, here are some of my favorite things that i've used the past month of August.

1) Jane Earth Sheer blush - this has been sitting in my drawer and i never reach for it for some odd reason. I think i've talked about this blush in various of my posts but never really wore it enough to show it to you. Well the past month its all i've been wearing on my cheeks. It has a subtle sheen to it, so it makes my face glow, while adding a pink flush. I recommend it if you can get your hands on it.

2) Barry M nailpolish in Berry - this has been on my nails since i got it LOL! It makes me feel like i have Skittle nails. It's very summery and girly. Since im over the pink shade, purple is my new thing for the moment.

3) Burt's Bees lip balm in Champagne - products from Burt's Bees never seem to let me down. Everything and anything that they sell is amazing. They're pretty affordable and you can usually find them at Target or Walmart for a better deal. Ulta has deals sometimes too. This specific balm tough is soooo pretty, because it has a sheen to it that looks a bit frosty on the lips and im all about that lately. It comes in various shades if you're interested in colors.

4) NYC creme blush in Plaza Pink - i did a review on this with more detailed thoughts and swatches. You can check it out HERE if you want. I am definitely looking to get more shades of this because i love the quality for the price. I highly recommend it.

5) Rimmel London Stay Matte powder - I'm really loving this powder. I recently got it and i think it works amazing. I apply it with a brush. I swirl it in the product, then pat it all over my face for a soft feel and a matte look. I'm not a big fan of the packaging but the product is great i love it.

6) Sally Hansen Natural Beauty foundation in Sandy Beige - this has been my HG foundation. I absolutely love it. The color is perfect, the lasting power is better than others and im going to point out again that it has a PUMP! Love it, definitely check it out if you haven't.

7) Skinny Bitch book - it's not a new book, but i've been reading this like over and over again and i love it haha. It's a slap in your face about eating right and changing your lifestyle to be healthy. I want to get in the habit of changing my lifestyle and be more healthy, because i don't believe in diets. Eating healthy= loosing weight. This book is a real "wake up" call about diets and health. Have you read this?

8) Urban Decay Naked Palette - of course i had to include this LOL! I use it constantly and i absolutely love it. I heard that this palette is a permanent one for urban decay and that makes me sooooo happy because now i dont have to worry about using up the colors and now be able to find them again. Here's the full review with pictures if you haven't seen it.
What are some of your monthly favorites?

My 1st Blog Anniversary!

Ahh! It's been a whole year since i started blogging! I was looking today at my very first posts and i LOL-ed. I had no idea what i was doing and if i was doing it right. I was very nervous and self-conscious about putting my picture on the internet for other to judge. I believe i came a long way from that. Even though i didn't keep up with blogging in the beginning, i did however grew to absolutely LOVE blogging and sharing things with everyone. I think it was mainly because i myself was growing comfortable with the makeup world and getting to know more and more about beauty and blogging. I am thankful for each and every one of you that follow, read, comment and enjoy my blog. All of you beautiful people inspire me to keep writing and sharing a piece of me with you. Thank you to all of you! =)

Future goal:
I will have a huge giveaway once i reach 500 followers! I know that's probably not going to happen anytime soon, but it never hurt to dream big right? LOL!