Monday, August 29, 2011

My favorite foundations I have. At the moment.

So I decided to write a blog showing you my favorite foundations I have. These are not all that I have but just the ones I use the most.

*MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation: This is one of the first foundations I have ever used a long time ago. This foundation gives a nice medium coverage and can be built up to a fuller coverage. It is a water based formula with an SPF of 15. It is a matte finish. My color is NC45. It goes for $26.50
*Make Up For Ever HD Foundation: THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE FOUNDATION EVER!! This is such a light weight foundation that is full coverage and oil free! This photographs beautifully and looks flawless in real life! My color is 155! One pump can cover you're entire face. It's a more dewy finish which I love because matte doesn't look natural in my opinion. This foundation goes for $40.
*Revlon Photoready Foundation:  This is my favorite drugstore/lower end foundation. Although it is cheap the product is very nice in quality. It's a medium coverage, dewy, and long wearing. This also photographs nicely. I would suggest this for someone who already has pretty nice skin but wants to amp it up a little bit and even out. Looks beautiful is applied with Sephora's airbrush foundation brush #55. This foundation usually goes for around $12. My color is 008.
*Too Faced Amazing Face Oil Free Close-up coverage Foundation: I was surprised how much I liked this foundation once I tried it, because I did not have high expectations for it.  This foundation will give you an airbrushed look. It is a full coverage foundation in my opinion. It is a thicker foundation as compared to the MUFE HD, but once applied does not feel heavy. It definitely reduces the appearance of lines and helps to minimize pores. This foundation goes for $36 and my color is Warm Honey. Only down fall with this foundation is there is no pump so I find myself always dumping out more than I need.

Foundations I want to try:
  •  Illamasqua Rich Liquid foundation
  • Chanel vitalumiere

Other foundations I love:
  • Givenchy photo' perfexion
  • Hourglass

Monday, August 8, 2011

Recent Mac Haul.

I just received my MAC package I've been so anxious to receive!!!

I finally got the Blogger's Confession eyeshadow in 'Jealousy Wakes.' This color was sold out for a while and I was worried it wouldn't come back in stock but it did!!! It's an amazing color. If you're a crayola crayon user like myself it's very much like the jungle green color! It's described on MAC's site as an Emerald green with teal and gold pearl! It's a very unique color, and I've noticed you can really build on the color to make it super vibrant!

The next item I received in my haul was a lipstick I've been dying for! It's called 'Girl about town' (amplified creme) and it is a vibrant fuschia color! If you've seen Selena Gomez's video for "Love you like a love song" it's identical to the hot pink lipstick she is wearing in one of the scene! This lipstick is amazing. I'll do a FOTD look with it shortly!

And lastly, I decided to try a new bronzer and I'm so glad I did. I went with MAC's Matte Bronzer! I love it. I use it more for contour on my cheeks and to shape my nose.. It is a deep color so I would not suggest it for lighter skin tones!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sultra (one inch) Bombshell.

I think I fell in love with a hair tool.

My hair is almost as stubborn as I am and Sultra's bombshell in the one inch barrel version gets the job done. Whether I want more beachy waves, wavy curls, or a super curly do this will get the job done. There are so many things I can do with my hair with this tool.

The more hair you wrap around it the bigger your curl. You can also adjust the curl with how you wrap it around the wand.

This also heats up super fast, and gets hot enough for the most difficult hair, like mine!
This bombshell has made getting ready so much easier and faster! And the curls will hold all day!!

Everyone needs to start saving up and invest in this heavenly tool!
The bombshell also comes with a heat protection styling glove which is awesome too!

You can purchase this Sultra Bombshell at Sephora for $130 !

**The picture below is my hair from today that I styled with the bombshell. What do you think?!

Kat Von D Lock N' Load Setting Spray

Kat Von D's lock & load setting spray is my all time favorite setting spray. I like this 1000% better than the Urban Decay setting sprays.
This is applied the same way. I feel like this makes my makeup last longer than Urban's and I love the hint of cucumber in this setting spray.
I've noticed that it also helps with the oiliness I sometimes get in my t-zone.

This spray will not make your face feel stiff, or add any heaviness to the makeup you already have on.
Definitely give this a try. It's a great alternative to Urban Decay's setting sprays.
You can pick this up at Sephora for $24!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tarina Tarantino Star Child Odyssey Palette: EOTD

So, for today I had a little fun with my eyes. I used tarina tarantino's star odyssey palette.
I just love Tarina's eyeshadows. The pigment is there and the colors are beautiful.

First, I applied my Too Faced shadow ensurance.
Next I applied the silver shade to my inner corner. The turquoise color to my outer corner. Then the periwinkle color (right side) to my crease and upward.
Finally I took the dark color on the bottom of the palette and put it along my lower lashline.

I just love this look and will definitely be playing around with this palette some more.
I'm thinking that turquoise would be pretty with my MAC jealously wakes.  

Definitely take some time to go to your local Sephora and check out Tarina tarantino's eyeshadows. They have a new sparklocity palette that is to dye for! So pretty!

*Other products I used: Foundation is Too Faced Amazing close up coverage foundation in Warm Honey. Smashbox suntan matte bronzer. Bella Bamba blush from Benefit. Laura Mercier pink mosiac as a highlighter over top of NARS liquid illuminator in copacabana. Buxom insider liner in white in my bottom inner rim. Aqua liquid liner in 00 from MUFE. And for my lashes I used L'oreal Carbon Black Volumnious mascar with Benefits They're Real mascara on top! Lip gloss, Turkish Delight from NARS.
Do you guys like this look? What other looks would you like to see me do?
**oh, and my headband is from ICING. :) I'm obsessed!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sephora Brand Rouge Cream in Jealous 07

So last week I bought a rouge cream from Sephora Brand in the color Jealous 07.

It's such a pretty peachy pink/coral! This lipstick goes on very smoothly, it's not drying at all, and it is very pigmented. This lipstick is also very long wearing! 

This lipstick goes for $12 at Sephora. I'm really impressed with Sephora brand's rouge creams! I will definitely be trying more colors from this line. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wearing headbands across your head, yay or nay?

So I've always had an issue with headbands hurting my head and right behind my ears. I do have extra cartilidge behind my ear too which might interfere, but I've fallen in love with the trend of wearing headbands across your forehead look. Is there an actual name for it? I feel like it's very bohemian and native!

How do you guys feel about the trend? Have you tried it before?

I actually received this headband from a friend for my birthday! She got it at Francesca's. I also found a bunch of headbands that are made to wear across your forehead at Icing. Icing had an awesome deal going on with them too! I purchased 3 more!!

But yes, once again, I'm dying to hear your feed back on the trend!! Let me know what you think!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Birthday Party Make-up!

So last night was my birthday party and I thought I'd share with you the make-up I did for it! My dress was gold sequins from Bebe you'll see it in pictures below!

Revlon Photoready Foundation 008
MAC studio fix concealer NW 30
Smashbox Matte bronzer, suntan

Feeling Flush by MAC (semi-precious collection)
Silver Dust from MAC

Urban Decay Naked Palette (Smog, Half-Baked in inner corner)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow outer corner
El Dorado NYX Glitter liner inner corner
Make Up For Ever black aqua liner
L'oreal infalliable carbon black eyeliner

NYX lashes 119

A whole bunch of NYX colors mixed together!

Hope you like the make-up look I went for. Below is a photo of me at the party!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

NYX Candy Glitter Liner in El Dorado

So today I bought this Candy Glitter Liner from NYX in the color of El Dorado!
This color is a gold glitter but it also reflects iridescent/rainbow ish colors in the light!
I bought this color to wear in the inner corner of my eyes for my birthday party this Saturday!
My dress is all gold sequins!

You can apply this in a line as it is supposed to, or you can spread it out with your finger!
I love this! This is very similiar to the Urban Decay glitter liners but way cheaper!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Forever 21 Purchase!

Today I went shopping and treated myself to some goodies because yesterday was my 23rd birthday!! :)
Here are some of the goodies I got at Forever21!

I got this lovely cream flowery-lace tank, with a belt. The material is thicker and seems more well-made than a lot of things at Forever21. I love this. My favorite part is the flower straps.

I also got a maxi-dress. My first one!! I was nervous that I couldn't pull off a long dress but I tried it on and fell in love. I am absolutely blown away by the beautiful pattern as well. I just love the colors in it too!

Lastly, I got a gold gem necklace to wear for my birthday party Saturday!

What do you think of my finds?

My favorites from MAC Semi-precious collection!

Hey guys!! So I went to the MAC counter recently to check out the new Semi-precious collection they have released and I fell in love with 2 items that I HAD to purchase immediately!

The lippy I got is a lustre lipstick called 'Gem of Roses.' This is a beautiful strawberry pink color. This lipstick is very moisturizing and long lasting. I love lustre lipsticks from MAC. I think this is a lovely color that almost everyone could pull off and it might be a great color if you are thinking about trying pinks out for the first time!!

Above is the swatch without a flash. It 

The next product I had to have is one of the mineralize blushes from the semi-precious collection. I fell in love with the blush called 'Feeling Flush.'

This blush is so beautiful and very pigmented. Everyone can wear it just go at it with a light hand, unless you're like me and love a bright pop of blush! This color is a very cool-toned pink, with a touch of lavender in there! I'm in love, I've worn this every day since I've bought it! 

Below I have swatched it for you. You can apply this very lightly or really build on it for a strong pigment!

Have you guys tried any products from the semi-precious collection!? If so, what have you tried? What are your favorites? Have you tried 'gem of roses' or 'feeling flush?'

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My shampoo & conditioner. (organix)

I thought I'd share with you my shampoo & conditioner routine! You can get both of these products at your local CVS! Organix is a fantastic brand that also has a ton of other great products.

My shampoo of choice is Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo! This is sulfate & sodium free! It keeps your hair healthy, shiny, and is full of antioxidants and vitamin E. This has really helped my frizzy, damaged hair. I just love this shampoo.

For my conditioner, I jump to Organix other line. I use the Organix Keratin treatment conditioner. I love this, especially the lovely scent too! This is also sulfate and sodium free. I've noticed my hair has become a lot shinier and healthier from using this conditioner!

Definitely give these products a try! You won't regret it!

Sephora Lashes. Mink.

These are my all time favorite lashes from Sephora's lash collection. They are called Mink
They are a very dramatic criss-cross, winged lash. They only come in black. 
I was worried you wouldn't be able to notice the criss-cross pattern as much but you could!!

I love the exotic dramatic flare these lashes added to my look! 
To apply I used the duo glue in black!
You can purchase these lashes in store at a Sephora, or online.
They go for $8!