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Thursday, June 27, 2013

29 Days of Lipstick .:. Day 4

I look so tired...But I was having a morning so, ugh. Anyway! This is another Tarte color called Plummy Rose. 

So this reminds me a lot of the other Tarte shade I posted, Graceful I think but I could be wrong, but a bit cooler toned so it fits my skin more without the assistance of lip liner. The pictures above are in natural light, here's one in a less well let setting.

Still pretty! Even with my bored looking face (I'm on break writing this). Like my other Tarte lipstick it goes on VERY smoothly. There is no pull, no tug, nada. And it just feels nice and smooth on, can't beat that. Plus it smells like peppermint! I love peppermint. :D I just don't know why it smells like peppermint seeing how the only other Tarte lipstick I have doesn't. Maybe because this one came in a set? Dunno. But the pigmentation is fairly good and it lasts for quite awhile. I've had it on for 6 hours already and just reapplied after I ate. I definitely recommend it!

Pretty tube (Im a sucker for that)
Great smell!
Smooth application
Silky feeling 
Nice color pigmentation 

Not sure if its a regular offered color (As mine came in a gift set of stuff)




June Ipsy Glam Bag

Finally uploading it. >.>

Ipsy June Glam Bag
So I've been meaning to put this up since I got it, but better late then never right? But this is what I received in my Ipsy bag this month. For those of you who don't know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty bag service where you receive 4-5 full sized items in a cute little bag for $10, no tax and no shipping charges, per month. When people ask is it worth it I can't help but to tell them yes. The bag is always worth more then $10, so why not go ahead and get it? Plus it's just fun! To get a little surprise every month for a cheap price? Who could pass that up? Or it could just be the fact I like receiving packages...Who knows...Anyway, on to some more pictures of what I received in the bag followed by a few comments and reviews! 

Sparking cream palette aka glitter 


Blush and eyeliner

So to start let's dooo my least favorite product, the J Cat Glitter cream. I just don't like glitter honestly, or well no, that's not true. I don't like body glitter. I don't go anywhere where I would use it. I guess it's something that I would use for my younger cousins as they love this kind of stuff, but for me myself? Nope. It doesn't serve a purpose.

Yeah that's glitter, gritty feeling glitter.

Another J Cat product I received were eyelashes and eyelash glue. I've never used either before. They look pretty though! Sad that that's all I can say about them. When I get my circle lenses I'll be doing a makeup look with them that some ladies recommended flash eyelashes for to complete the look so I'll test these out then. But until that moment they'll just sit prettily in my train case.

Those are eyelashes...Yeah

So I've never mentioned any NYX products on my blog, but I do like them a lot. They're cheap, nicely pigmented, and my goodness if their jumbo eye pencils don't make for some of the most awesome eye shadow bases ever! But in this bag I received the NYX Blush in Silkly Rose. Just like it's name it's a pretty rose colored pink. It goes on easily enough, and doesn't look to bad against my skin. I feel bad for not swatching it on my face but I had already gone through my nightly face routine before taking these pics so that just wasn't happening.

You can't even really see it here, but I tried. >.>
I received a lip pencil in last months bag but hey, I don't mind getting another one! This month it's Starlooks lip pencil in Tipsy. It went on really smoothly against my skin and the color showed up very well. It's a coral kind of color, or at least it reminds me of a mix of a pink with a litttttttle tiny bit of an orange undertone. Kinda. Eh, we'll just say it's pink.  

Last but not least is the Cailyn Gel Liner in Iron. I've never had any color of liquid eye liner but black, but I must say I'm digging the silver! The liner goes on nice and smoothly, and the packaging is clever! The little handle part is a brush itself so as long as you carry the whole thing you'll always have something to put your eyeliner on with. The little bow is mine as I needed something to keep this thing from rolling while I took the pictured. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

29 Days of Lipstick - Day 3

Natural lighting, yay!

So, in my quest to  find lipstick colors what would work on me a lot of people recommended trying out corals. Well, this was bought in that attempt. So for day we have Revlon's Coral Berry. 

I was originally unsure about this lipstick the first time I tried it on. I hadn't primed my lips or anything but it was showing up super sheeny (if that's a word). Now I like my lipsticks to have a little bit of a shine, but it was super duper shiny! But I pulled it from TV bag today, skipped the primer and exfoliated my lips, and went ahead a put it on. Boy did it make a difference! It still has a bit of a shiny finish, but not overly so. The color also came out better (before it was almost orange looking), looking like a nice standard coral. It doesn't pull or tug on my lips, and its not drying at all. It goes on smoothly and its not super bold pigmented, and as much as I like bold and colorful, having something soft once in awhile is good to. 

Cheap ($7 at Ulta)
Doesn't pull
Nice color payoff

Have to be careful about application or it can turn out all wrong!

I got some new goodies in the mail today

I can't wait to swatch and play. :D I'll post those pictures later on, along with my Ipsy pictures that I've yet to post. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

29 Days of Lipstick - Day 2

Not the best picture of me, but it gets the job done.

So I'm detangling my hair so excuse the face! Buuuut day 2, technically day 3 but yesterday was hectic, is of a product that I never was going to include in this. Not because its not pretty, but because its a lipgloss!  Love the color so much I had to put it in here.

So for day 2 I'm doing NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Plush Red, and boy is it red! It reminds me of my Riri Woo, so I'll chalk it up as being a blue tone red. It's gorgeous color wise, well pigmented (what's on my lip has only been applied once, that's it) and smells super sweet! Kinda like cherries mixed with something else, just don't know what. Goes on smoothly, moisturizing, and I'm pretty sure it was under $7 so that's always a plus. Great for girls who want to try out something red on their lips that's inexpensive and pigmented. 

My only ONLY complaint is that it doesn't last all that long. But then again I work with children and I do a lot of cheek kissing and having stuff hit my face so that could be why. But it left a pretty stain color that didn't make me look too crazy.

- Pigmented
- Smells nice
- Cheap

- Not great longevity wise 



Saturday, June 22, 2013

29 Days of Lipstick

29 Days of Lipstick

So I decided I want to do something 'fun', all depending on how you describe fun I suppose, and do 29 Days of Lipstick, aka, me posting color swatches/wearing the 29 different shades of lipstick that I own every day. It should be 30 but I can't find one tube....Oh well. But I figured out it would be a great reference for me or someone else who likes these colors or looking for colors to wear. So it sounds like a lot of work so far but I'm hoping it's fun! Or at the very least, informative. I waasss going to post the color list of evreything I'm going to do, but that's no fun! So it'll be a surprise instead. I shall start the posting tomorrow! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Anyone else have a hard time smiling?

This is me trying

I meant to post this yesterday as a part of No Makeup Monday, but it turned into something else.

So I know a smile can be what ties a look together no matter what the occasion or outfit, but I just can't do it. When I want to smile for a picture or take a selfie my face looks...well, weird. It turns into this tight liped, no teeth showing, looks like I may be plotting something against you in my head type of smile. See?

I'm plotting 

Still plotting on you and kinda judging you t the same time

I know what's in that cookie jar

And it bothers me so much because I want to smile. I've been told I have a very pretty smile when I genuinely do it. I just don't know how to make that smile come at will. Part of me thinks I should stop trying to hard but then I wouldn't know how to even start, hell, I really don't even know how to start trying now. >.> I know some people say practice in the mirror but when I do that I stop because I look at myself and go "...Nope." ;_; There has got to be some way to do this! I just have no clue how. But I will figure it out eventually, this I swear! 

Dupe Alert! MAC Girl About Town vs Covergirl Spellbound

Man I look super light in this picture

Dupe Alert! 
Original: MAC Girl About Town (Bottom lip) - $14.40 at MAC
Dupe: Covergirl Spellbound (Top lip) - $4.98 at Walmart
I was looking for a dupe for MAC’s Wonder Woman shade Spitfire and someone said that Spellboud by Covergirl was a dead on dupe, saw pictures and it really did look like it. So I bought it, tried it on, and then thought it looked similar to the Girl About Town shade I had purchased recently. So put that on and well, the colors are pretty much exactly the same! There is no telling the difference. Which is good for when I run out of Girl About Town and don’t feel like spending $10+ on makeup, but bad because I wish I had bought another Covergirl shade to play with. ;_; Ah well, now I know! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Remember ladies, no one is perfect

Credit for these images goes to:

So I ran across this today on tumblr and felt the need to share. 

I see so many women of different ages saying how they envy stars for their beauty, hate parts of their own body because someone else looks so perfect, etc, etc. But really it's unnecessary. No one is perfect, ESPECIALLY not the women you see on TV, in movies, and in magazines. They've been made over by professional makeup artist, photoshopped, wearing undergarments that make you look a size or two smaller (long bras and spanks ladies), and who knows what else. These women that others hold on such a high pedestal are no different from you and I really. And while that may take some of the magic away from them, I think it's an important thing to keep in mind. Don't hate yourself because of how you think someone else looks. Love and cherish what you've got. After all, you're beautiful. <3  

Girls Night Out Makeup Tutorial

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Watch in HD please!

So my first attempt at a tutorial! So I'm sorry if the camera and lighting is a bit weird, first time using my Canon to try to record. @_@ Was also trying to use natural light on a cloudy day, that's a no no I guess.

Looking back on this look I'm not 100% that fond if it, as I've improved it in like the last week....or well, kinda. So there will probably be a redo of this, but not for awhile.

♥♥♥ Products Used

♥♥ Face
♥ Mac Fix+ Spray
♥ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation - 178
♥ Makeup Forever HD Microfinishing Powder

♥♥ Lips
♥ Smiths Minted Rose Lip Balm
♥ [Soft look] MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass - Next Fad
♥ [Bold look] MAC Lip Pencil - Enriched Red
♥ [Bold look] MAC Retro Matte Lipstick - Riri Woo
♥ [Bold look] Makeup Forever HD Microfinishing Powder

♥♥ Eyes
♥ MAC Saddle
♥ MAC Texture
♥ Coastal Scents 252 Palette - Gold Strike color
♥ Too Faced Return of Sexy - Beautymark
♥ MAC Jest
♥ MAC Kohl Pencil - Feline
♥ Benefit They're Real! Mascara
♥ Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Twist out attempt!

From this
To this!

So I haven't had a chance to mention this yet but obviously, or maybe not so obviously, I'm a natural girl. A recent natural girl for that matter. For those of you that don't know what that means 'natural' or 'going natural' is when a girl doesn't use chemical straighteners on her hair, aka perms or relaxers. It's something that's becoming more and more prevalent in the black community because a lot of girls don't know what thier natural hair texture is or what our hair texture is like. I sure as heck didn't. Because you see, my hair use to be like this:
And I miss it, but I like my new do. There's a bunch more I can say about the topic buuuut that's not what this post is about. This post is about my twist out attempt!

I attempted to do a twist out on my hair, and it's the first thing I've actually tried to do with my hair since I chopped it all off a week ago [maybe I should post that video...]. It took about an hour to twist my whole head and I let it dry over night and then some. All I used was my leave in conditioner [Giovanni Direct Leave in], an oil mixture, Ms.Jessie's Curly Meringue, and some Lotta Body. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like it! It's a little on the frizzy side, but its still cute. Some of the curls are super defined while others could use a little work, but over all it's definitely wearable. I think I'm going to try a different styling gel next time to see if I can get the curls to come out a littttle better. But if not, then it won't kill me to rock this.

I have no idea what I'm doing

I think I start off every blog/tumblr/what ever with that sentence...But it's true, I have no idea what I'm doing. But this is going to be a place for my makeup, hair, and fashion reviews, rantings, and so on and so forth. I am not a makeup guru, nor will I ever claim to be one. I'm just a girl who really, realllllly likes make up and has a bit to much time on her hands. So yeah...I'm not going to make this to terribly long as it doesn't need to be and that was pretty much the jist of everything.

So welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy as you look around!

MAC Everyday Diva Review

So I went into MAC a few days ago looking to do an exchange for some colors that I got and didn’t work so well with my skin (Snob, Pink Noveau, and something else….). I picked up this shade (Everyday Diva), Girl About Town, and I wanna say The Amp (can’t exactly recall at the moment) and I’m glad I did.

It is most definitely an out there ‘pop in your face’ warm tone red. Lighter then their shade Cockney (which I’m in love with and mad ‘cause I can’t remember where I put the tube!) and considerably lighter then their other cool tone counterpart red mineralize lipstick Lush Life.  Although it is lighter then I normally wear in the red department it didn’t look a hot mess on my skin tone (in my opinion).

The pigmentation of this shade is awesome, it did act as a little bit of a lip stain though, which I’m ok with. It applied on super easy as well and my lips felt great with it on. While I do like MAC’s matte lipsticks I don’t like how try they feel without a lip primer. It could be because I’m just transitioning over from lipgloss or something, but the regular colors feel dry and a little off to me. The mineralize shades on the other hand left my lips feeling great the entire time it was on. Now I did have to reapply after lunch time (I put it on at about 8 and had lunch at 1) and even if I hadn’t reapplied it still didn’t look all that bad. 
Over all I really love this lipstick and will buy it again once my tube runs out, but that can take awhile.