Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sally Girl Mini Baked Eye Shadows!

I mentioned that i was going to talk about these eyeshadows in my recent post and here it is. I went ahead and bought more because im absolutely in love with these little eyeshadows. 
You can get them at Sally's Beauty Supply for 99 cents! If you have a Sally's card, then they're 94 cents. Either way...worth it. I ended up collection 7 of these little babies. There are a total of 12 shades available and they range for everyones' taste. They have a metallic sheen to them, so if you're not really into that then this might not be for you. You can use them either wet or dry, it's up to you. The quality is very good for the price. They're soft and pigmented. If used dry, you might have to pack it a bit depending on the color, but once on it just stays on just the same all day. I love the size! They're super cute and definitely easy to just throw in your makeup bag if you're traveling. However, you have to be careful and not drop them because they break extremely easily. 
 All-in-all though im really in love with these little mini shadows and i will definitely be using them and purchasing more in the future because they're worth it.  
- Great price
- Good quality
- Pigmented 
- Can be used wet/dry
- Buildable
- Easy to blend
- Gorgeous color variety
- Being small can be good

- Break easily if dropped
- So small = less product =(
What do you think about these? Have you tried any?

Friday, October 29, 2010

FOTD - Purple obsession

This is my new favorite look to wear. It's simple yet edgy. If you're the one to be obsessed with purples like i am then you should try this out. I used Sallys Girl Mini Baked eye shadow. I love this little thing its the best. I'm going to talk more about it in a separate post after i get more colors - so stay tuned for that, you're going to be impressed! 
Revlon photoready in medium beige
Maybelline concealer 
Rimmel matte powder
Mac Refined Golden bronzer
Models Own blush in Warm Glow

Mac Birds and Berries (outer corners into crease and below waterline -half)
Sallys baked eyeshadow Grey/Purple (all over the lid and below wl-inner half)
UD e/s in Virgin (highlight and inner corner)
Maybelline gel liner 
Millani liner (waterline)
Mac Zoom lash mascara
Ardell wispies (cut in half)

Gosh Darling l/s
NYX Sweetheart l/g

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Swap Haul! (Pic heavy!)

swap haul!
One of the best parts about blogging is meeting amazing people from all over the world! My new favorite thing to do is swaping. It's so much fun to go out and buy makeup for other people. I recieved some pretty amazing things from the gorgeous Aneka (click for her blog), and i've been playing around with the for the past week. Finally i got some pictures of these goodies with swatches and a bit of a review. There's a lot of information so let's get started...

Let's start with these blushes from Models Own
I love them! I believe these are the only three shades of blushes from this brand. We have a pink, a neutral and a peach - perfect!. I love how soft they are and how smooth they apply. You also don't need a lot because they're pretty pigmented. They have a slight sheen to it, so i don't consider them matte blushes.

Cheeky Pink is a bubblegum pink blush. It gives the face a nice pink girly blush.
cheeky pink blush
cheeky pink swatch

Warm Glow is so far my favorite. It's a peacy pinky nude shade.

Peach Blush is the lightest one and it's more of a highlight, because there's no color showing up ony skintone.

MeMeMe blush in Rouge
mememe blush
This was the blush that impressed me the most. I dont know if its the packaging or the product itself LOL! It comes in a box, similar to the ones from Benefit. There's a mirror inside the top and it comes with a flat brush. I've been swatching this every chance i get, because its sooooo smooth and soft. The color is very strong so you just need a light hand to apply it. It's a peachy coraly redish shade with soft sheen, so it will give your cheeks a glow. I think its amazing.
mememe mirror
mememe blush
mememe blush swatch

Barry M lip lacquer crayon in Ballet Pink
barry m lip lacquer crayon
This is a funky product im lovin it lol It's basically a crayon lipstick. This shade is great for a night out. It's very sheer and sparkly after it fades a bit. It's a pale pink with purple glitters. It's very soft and smooth so it applies nicely. It's definitely something different, but its gorgeous.
barry m crayon
barry m crayon swatch

Barry M lip gloss in 11Coral
barry m lip gloss coral
This is another new shade from Barry M. It really is a gorgeous coral and tastes and smells like passion fruit i think lol It's very subtle, so if you want just a hint of coral over some pale lips, this would be the perfect gloss for that. It's very smooth and not sticky at all.
barry m gloss swatch

Barry M lipstick in 100 Baby pink
barry m baby pink
This is probably the most perfect baby doll pink. It's a pale pink, so i recommend some gloss on top. It goes on smoothly but since it has that dry feel, i recommend moisturizing before applying it. I feel like comparing it to the Gaga lipstick but i don't own it, so i would need your take on this.
100 baby pink
barry m swatch

Gosh intense lip colour in 301
mirror gosh gloss
I'm in love with this gloss. First of all, how cute is the light?? and it has a small mirror too! The shade itself is a gorgeous nude peach color. It's a very smooth formula that goes on pretty opaque, so i like paring it up with a super pale lipstick to make it neutral. It has a vanilla-ish scent to it, which reminded me of the Mac glosses.
gosh gloss light
gosh gloss swatch

Gosh lipstick in Darling
gosh darling lipstick
This is love. I'm sure a lot of people have heard about this lipstick and if you have the chance to get your hands on it, you wouldn't be sorry. It's smooth, moisturizing, looks glossy and its the most perfect nude with a pink undertone that has to be part of your collection is you're a nude lip freak like me. I accidently dug my nail into it hence the weird look on it lol but nonetheless its my favorite lipstick right now and im trying not to over use it lol
Gosh darling swatch
134 gosh darling

Models Own it nail polish in Lilac Dream
Lilac Dream
I'm absolutely in LOVE with the formula of this nail polish. I wanted to do a NOTD post with it that's why i dont have any swatches of any sort here. I think in my next swap i will only want Models Own nailpolishes because they're amazing quality and the color range is fantastic. I highly recommend them and stay tuned to see what it looks like on my nails!
Models Own it

So millions of thanks to Aneka for all these goodies she sent me!
Any thoughts, questions or specific reviews that you want?

Monday, October 18, 2010

FOTD - Nutty/Envy

I've been toning down the makeup a lot lately. Being so busy with school most of the time leaves me little time to get creative and come up with new looks and pack on a bunch of eyeshadow and liner - though i do enjoy doing that LOL. I focus mainly on lining my upper lashline to shape up my eye and wear mascara and falsies to plump up those lashes. Today however, i decided to add some color, even though it still looks subtle. Simple and wearable for school days. Hope you like it =)
FOTD - nutty/envy

Close up FOTD
Revlon Photoready in Medium Beige
Maybelline concealer in Cream
Rimmel London matte powder
Mac refined golden bronzer
Mac prim and proper blush

Wet'n'Wild Nutty e/s (all over the lid)
Wet'n'Wild Envy e/s (crease and under waterline)
UD e/s in Virgin (highlight and inner corner)
Maybelline gel liner (top lashline)
NYX liner in Milk (waterline)
UD liner in Whiskey (on top on Milk)
Ardell demi wispies
Mac Zoom lash mascara

Mac Myth lipstick
Revlon Peach Petal gloss

Monday, October 4, 2010

REVIEW - Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

I've had enough time to test out this foundation and tell you my honest opinion about it. I have to say im really fond of it. I think it might have replaced my Revlon Colorstay, which i always end up going back to, but not this time. The color that i picked up is in Medium Beige 006. It looked the more yellow based out of all the few color selection that they have. The first time i ever tried it out i was very impressed with the consistency. It's very smooth, not thick but not too runny either. It dries fairly quickly so you have to work fast before you end up having spots on your face. When it does dry, unlike the Colorstay foundation, it seems a bit dewy and it's because of the tiny shimmers in it. I usually set it with powder, but sometimes i tend to over-powder and my face looks heavier than usual, so be careful about that. I do have oily skin that's why i feel the need to powder my face but i usually touch-up about twice a day when i wear this foundation, which isn't too bad.photoreadypump

Will you be a glittery pixie?
Of course this is the first and main concern about this foundation. It definitely was mine too because reviews online are either in favor, or against it. There are very small fine shimmers in the foundation that are visible if you look really close into it. To me, it doesn't give you a glittery face as much as a glow. However, by the end of the day, you can clearely see glitters here and there on your face. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. At the end of the day, at night, you might want that extra glow that you carried with you throughout that day.

Does it last all day?
If the weather is nice and cooperative, it lasts the entire day for me. If i wear it for more than 10 hours, i can start seeing spots by my jawline so it has the tendency to just fade, but it has a reasonable staying power.
See the glitters?!?
Here's what it looks like blended into my skin - check out that glow!

- Has a pump!
- SPF 20
- Gives a nice glow
- Doesn't feel heavy
- Blends easily into the skin
- Doesn't smell bad
- Great for cold season

- All over shimmer 
- Fades by the end of the day
- Not friendly for very oily skin
- Too shimmery for summer
- Needs touch-up
- Not a huge color selection
Have you tried this?
What do you think?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New makeup oganizer!

I went to Target to look for some new makeup organizers since my makeup seems to be all over the place lately. I found this stationary organizer on the clearence section for only $2! You can easily get office stationaries and turn them into gorgeous makeup organizers. I like the fact that it fits all the things i use at the moment so i dont have to keep them in my drawer and look for them everyday. 
Also in the back there's this part that opens up and has more space where i put the smaller palettes that i have. 
For the price i think it's really nice and helps me organize my makeup. Yay!
What organizers do you use for your makeup?