Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quick EOTD! Glowy Neutral with a Pop!

I've really been loving the blues these past couple of months, especially those with green undertones! They make my eyes look soooo blue! And glowy makeup is really nice before everyone goes matte for fall.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Dior 5 Color Eye Palette in Earth Reflectin
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Minx (Soooo pretty!)
Lancome Difinicils Mascara in Black

The stars of the look:

L to R: Dior Earth Reflection and Urban Decay Minx

Some swatches:

Dior Earth Reflection

Urban Decay Minx

I know that some people have been critiquing the Earth Reflection palette, saying that for $56 it's too neutral, the colors too much like what can be found at the drugstore for $5. True, but I guarantee you that you will not find a palette this stunning at the drugstore. You wont. And the formula of these shadows is perfect. They are not too powdery and very pigmented, not to mention shimmery. A little bit goes a long way. This palette will last you forever. I really like it cause it's so glowy. It makes my eyes look so gorgeous and is never too much despite the shimmer in it.

The Urban Decay liner in Minx is actually my first liquid liner from UD. I don't really use liquid liner all that much cause it's so easy to screw up, but the formula of these and the really skinny brush makes it really easy to apply. I know I have a little boo boo up top, but only cause I was in a hurry. I highly recommend these liners. I actually picked up Crash, a pale purple with silver shimmer, a couple of days ago and I'm liking it as much as I love Minx.

Idk if you noticed above but my hand had little red dots on it. Here's a closeup:

They're more obvious in real life. I tried a lotion, Dove Pro Age cause it's all my mother had on her and I really needed some. I had the worst reaction. For the past few weeks the backs of my hands have been red, itcy, flacky, and bumpy. Will never use again. Ever. It looks better now, but it was pretty bad a couple of weeks ago. My hands started to burn the second I put it on.

That's all for now! See you soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

{Empties+Review}: Bonne Bell lipLites in Berry 'nilla Creme

The lipLites are probably the only glosses that I use now that I've used in high school. They smell sooooooooooo good! I cannot even begin to describe how yummy these smell. Think of the Urban Decay Pocket Rocket glosses, but better.

The one I just finished is in Berry 'nilla Cream. It smells like some kind of berry cake with whipped cream topping. Mmmmmmm!

Empty!!! So rare for me!!! Non beauty addicts don't understand this happiness, but it's been months since I've finished a product cause I've got so much and use something different just about every day. Soooo happy!!!

The applicator:

Just a standard doe foot.

A swatch:

Sucky pic, I know. I was in a hurry. Its a matte, milky pink. It gives a bit of that nude lip look, but not as washed out as a beige gloss. It makes my lips look very very full. It's not a very glossy, more understated, but that's perfect for everyday and work/school. It's not sticky either, but very creamy and smooth. Not too thin, but not thick at all or tacky. It's not moisturizing, but it doesn't dry out my lips. Lasting power is average too. It comes in all different colors and scents. I'm gonna try Cappucino and Cream Pop next! Best of all is that they are only around $3.72 a pop (and I do mean pop, lol!). At this price, anyone can try!


Price: $3.72

Ingredients: Acetylated Lanolin, Polybutene, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Kaolin, Ozokerite, Flavor (Aroma), Dipropylene Glycol, Silica, Sodium Saccharin, Mica, BHT, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75470), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 (CI 42090) (CI 42090), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).

Disclosure: The product featured in this post was bought by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.

Quick EOTD!

I know, it's been a while since I've been here. Just got the laptop back and will try to post as much as possible in between classes. Sorry for the funky lighting in the pic. Idk what happened, but all the other pcis were blurry so it was this or nothing :( Anyway, I used three shadows: Nars Nepal, Urban Decay YDK and Electric. An odd combo, brown/bronze and matte blue, but they look gorgeous together! Oh, and ignore the bit of mascara on the inside. I didn't notice until I'd already taken the pics.

Here are the shadows:

CW from top: UD YDK, Nars Nepal, UD Electric

CW from top: UD YDK, Nars Nepal, UD Electric


L to R: Nars Nepal, UD YDK, UD Electric.

I'm really loving Nepal specifically because it's very multipurpose. I use it as a shadow, a highlighter all over my face, or a bronzer even. It looks very natural because it's not a garish white like many of the lighter highlighters on the market. And if I use it in the inner corners I get this pretty sultry look. Electric I've been using when I'm in a hurry but want some color. I usually just line my upper lash line, but I wanted to try something different this time so I diffused it around.

More coming soon!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Sorry for the prolonged absence, yet again. My lapton, my brand new 13 in. MacBook Pro has broken FOR THE THIRD TIME!!! GRRRRR!!!! Honestly, I'm starting to get fed up. The whole reason I upgraded from my VAIO to a Mac, after being a PC user all my life, was to not have to deal with crashes and viruses, and ect.Prior to purchasing a $1200 (Yikes!!!) laptop, I was told by many many different sources that Macs are very good, very virus-resistant, very self-sufficient, very durable. Instead, what do I get? A dud. This is the third time I'm sending it in for repairs and I've only had it for a couple of months. WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE HATE ME!?!?!?!?!? Needless to say, I will post as often as I possibly can, but it'll be a while before I get my laptop back :( They sent it to a national repair center this time. Hopefully, it'll be the last time I have to take it in. I'm just very frustrated because this is exactly what I hoped I wouldn't have to deal with. Now, I'm going to have to go the rest of the week without a laptop. I know, it doesn't sound like a big deal, but I really do need it for school. I'm a nursing student and all my info is on there. Plus, a lot of my texbooks are e-books (much cheaper) and I need my computer to read them so that I don't have to go to a comp lab every time I need to study :( Anyway, that's my rant. The evil people at the Apple store that stuck me with this computer are probably laughing right now...mean people >: [

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

LOTD: Chanel Glossimer in Imaginaire

Just a quick post today: what's on my lips. I've been in love with the Chanel Glossimers for the longest time. I know that a lot of people believe that drugstore and high end glosses are the same, but no one whose ever tried this gloss will tell you that. The texture, finish, feel, and shade selection of this gloss is unlike that of any other gloss that I've tried and I highly recommend these to everyone!!!

The shade Imaginaire looks very dark in the tube, but applies basically like my lips only better, with a bit more of a plum color to them. It's very sheer and I think would be flattering for a wide range of skin tones. I love how juicy and plum it makes my lips look!

My full review is available HERE!