Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quick Simple Look

Ever since I purchased the UD e/s in Gash and Jones I have worn them everyday together or by themselves. Today wasn't any different. The night before I was supposed to go out but ended up staying home and this is the same exact look that I created. I loved it so much that I decided to wear it during the day. You can wear it during the day or at night. For the night though, you can darken the crease with a little bit of black or a darker brown for those who don't like to work with the color black.

Urban Decay Primer Poison in Sin
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Rust
Urban Decay e/s in Jones on the inner 1/3 of the lid
Urban Decay e/s in Gash on the on the outer 2/3 of the lid
Wet n Wild Vanity Palette only the brown e/s used in the crease
Hip Duo Flare e/s in but only the light hightlight shade used
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black

MAC Studio Tech Foundation NW45
MAC MSF in Deep Dark
Black Opal Cover and Conceal in Toast
MAC Raizin Blush

Sephora Gloss Ultra-Brillance lipgloss in 60

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Products Loved vs. Products Hated

In the month of April, I have purchased alot of products either hair or makeup. With some products you must try them out a couple of times before you can actually commit to it and some you will completely love it. The items that I absolutely dislike and will be either given away or thrown in the garbage include:

Sonia Kashuk Dripping in Diamonds 8-pc. Cosmetic Brush Set: These brushes are described as a selection of versatile, superior-quality brushes in a posh compact case which includes a blush/powder brush, an eye shadow brush, an angled eye shadow brush and a lash/brow comb. It also comes in a slim, stunning black case with clear jeweled accents. 

Don't get me wrong, the actual reason why I bought this set was for the bag. The bag is the best thing out of this set. The brushes are HORRIBLE! The bristles are all over the place even after washing them and they are too flimsy. Also one of the brushes is too hard. I would give the brushes away and just keep the bag.

Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Black: Long-lasting, water-proof formula, with a felt tip brush for easy application.

I love the formula but the applicator is incredibly stiff, which makes it difficult for application. 

MAC Prolongwear Foundation in NW45: As described on the MAC website. A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. 
Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection.

I initial reaction to this foundation was that it says what I actually does. Its flawless, lasts up to 15 hours, and is lightweight but also gives you phenomenal coverage. The only downside that about this foundation is that it broke me out BAD! I stopped using it but I began using my other foundation which you will see later.

The Products that are LOVED include:


 Lustrasilk Tea Tree Cholesterol Intensive Therapy Hair Treatment: A special "dry scalp" formula that is enhanced with the Natural Healing Properties of Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, and 5 Essential Oils (Rosehips Extract, Soybean Oil, Safflower Oil, Peanut Oil, and Mineral Oil).

I left the conditioner in my hair after washing it for 45 mins -1 hour long. It left my hair feeling extra soft and manageable.

MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NW45: As described on the MAC website. A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder. Looks solid, glides on as a soft, creamy emulsion. Provides a natural matte, powder-perfect finish.
Smooth to blend, easy to work with: provides a full range of coverage. Water-cooled - refreshes and hydrates skin. Light diffusing: softens lines, creates a fresh, flawless finish. Good on all skin types. Studio Tech is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, non-acnegenic and safe for contact lens wearers.

Studio Tech gives a flawless finish to your skin but the only reason why I changed my foundation to the Prolongwear was b/c I have oily skin and preferred a liquid over a cream. But to make this foundation work and the reason why I love it soooo much is that I just needed a good face primer to prevent my face from getting oily throughout the day.

Black Opal Cover and Clear Concealer: 2-in-1-creme formula has been formulated in shades that complement your skin tone to smoothly cover blemishes as it simultaneously helps heal them with Salicylic Acid, an acne-fighting ingredient. For blemish-prone skin. Helps treat frequent breakouts.

I don't use this concealer for my blemishes, I only use it as a undereye concealer.

Urban Decay E/S in Gash and Jones: Gash can be described as a shimmery cranberry color and Jones is a Coppery-orange color. Both are easily bendable and highly pigmented colors. Here is a picture of both colors.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Trend

Bold Prints
The Spring has begun and if you have been paying attention, you would notice that bold prints are in. If its with the shoes or Maxi dresses, they are coming in prints and COLOR. When picking out one of these items, beware of the bright colors if you are not used to wearing those type of things. The bright colors such as greens, blues, oranges, yellow, nudes, whites, and pinks are in and don't be afraid to wear these colors ladies.

I have come across a shoe that absolutely adore and most certainly will purchase. They have both the bold colors and also the bold print to match. They are from Aldo for $90.

Ladies step out your comfort zone and try new things this season, because I will. : )

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Favorite Blue Look

Products used:
Face: MAC ProLongwear foundation NW45
Black Opal Flawless Perfecting Concealer in Toast
MAC MSF Natural in Deep Dark
MAC blush in DollyMix
Wet n Wild Bronzer in Princess
ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Warm Tan

Eyes: NYX Black Bean Jumbo eyeshadow pencil
MAC e/s Shimmermoss, Club
MAC Pigment Blue-brown
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black

Lips: MAC lipliner in Current
MAC lipstick in Creme de la Feme

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hautelook Haul

Don't sleep on Hautelook, they have some amazing deals. This time I wanted to try something from a brand that I have never heard from before, Jane Cosmetics. Jane Cosmetics is 100% "cruelty free"


These shadows are silky and not chalky at all. I used the Baja Tones palette today and they are easily bendable, as well as pigmented. As for the Sandstorm palette, the shadows are a little bit too close to my skin tone but with the right base, they will do just fine. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Obsession: Glitter

I have been loving the recent looks of Nicki Minaj over the past couple of months and now I have gotten my hands on the NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Aqua ($2.99) and also their Glitter Mania in Silver and Blue ($1.99). I purchased them at my local beauty supply store. The glitter liner contains fine blue glitter with green reflex in it. The liner is not hard to apply and once the clear glue drys the glitter will remain in place. The Glitter Mania also contains fine glitter which I prefer. I was also fortunate enough to purchase MAC 3D Copper and Crystalled Lime Glitter. The MAC glitters are more finely grained than the NYX glitters which was expected.

Nicki Minaj with the infamous glitter liner. 

NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Aqua

Glitter Mania in Blue

Glitter Mania in Silver

MAC Crystalled Lime Glitter

MAC 3D Copper

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life of a Holic

Makeup wasn't always apart of my life until about 5 years ago when I went to college. Being in a dorm with three other roommates and constantly being around females makes you want to do more girly things. I wasn't a girly girl prior to moving to Florida but once in college something changed (lol). My love for makeup and fashion has grown ever since. As I take you along with me on my journey I hope you enjoy and follow my blog.