Friday, October 15, 2010

Just placed an order!

I am excited to say that I have finally ordered the Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki brush. It'll be here in about a week, so be ready for a review! Purchase yours here!

Also, I am planning on purchasing the F82 Round Top Synthetic Kabuki brush within the next few days. I'll keep you all posted. Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Itty Bitty Mac Haul!

I'm not sure if buying one product is considered a haul, but boy am I excited about it. I picked up the MAC Venomous Villains Bite of An Apple blush from the Evil Queen sub collection - and let me just say, its my new favorite blush!

The pigmentation is amazing, as you can see in the down below swatch. MAC describes it as a soft coral pink, but honestly its more of a hot coral with a pinch of red. I think that Benefit's CORALista is more of a soft coral pink. I swatched them both together so you could see the difference. Bite of an Apple is matte, while CORALista is frosted.

I'd say if you could buy only one thing from the collection, pick this up. The shade is gorgeous, and I think every skin tone can make it work. For fair skinned girls like me, make sure you use a light hand. A little goes a long way!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh My Mascaras!

Today I decided to go through all of my mascaras and pick out both the best & worst to share with you all. I photographed all of the wands (because I think thats more important than the packaging). So here they are!

* I didn't group them in any way, its just how I lined them up.

So starting off with Set 1. My Great Lash provides decent length, but not any volume. I use this mascara when I'm sick and my eyes run. It provides a natural lash look, and the waterproof is a bonus. I don't, however, like it for daily use. Now, my Virtuos is another story. Its very dry, which leads to weighed down lashes. I wouldn't say it clumps, but it does provide a similar hard-to-explain look. It provides little length, and some volume - but the fact that it weighs down my curls is a no go for me.

My Pulse Perfection (a vibrating mascara) does an amazing job in length and a pretty decent job in volume. I liked the mascara a lot better after it "aged" a bit. I bought my 1001 Lashes in Belgium after reading what its supposed to do, which of course is to make it seem like you have fuller lashes. Honestly, I feel like it groups my lashes together and makes it look like I have less. I do like the brush though!

Now onto Set 2. My SuperSHOCK mascara does a great job at volume but falls just a bit short on length. I'm also kind of "eh" on the huge brush too. My elf mascara does absolutely nothing in the length and volume department. I guess its a good thing if you just want to add color to your light lashes? Ha ha. As for my Tarte mascara, it adds just the right amount of volume and length. My sample size is perfect for carrying around - and the name is really cute too!

Good - Pulse Perfection, SuperSHOCK, Lights Camera Lashes.
Whatever - Great Lash, 1001 Lashes.
Bad - Virtuose, elf.
My go to daily - First I apply my Pulse Perfection for length, then my SuperSHOCK for volume. I use my 1001 Lashes for my bottom lashes.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Benefit Her Name Was Glowla!

Hey girls. Today I have some swatches, and mini reviews on the Benefit Her Name Was Glowla box kit. I got this from Sephora about a week ago, and I'm beyond happy with my purchase.This box kit features five gorgeous eye shadows, one blush, two highlights, a lip gloss and a their famous BadGal Lash mascara.

My favorite thing about this box would have to be the lip gloss. I love how natural and gorgeous it is. Its a soft baby peachy pink that can be worn for any occasion. My least favorite things are the highlights, which I was actually quite surprised about. I thought I'd love their famous High Beam and Moon Beam. Honestly, they just didn't work for my skin. They picked up on my slightly problematic skin. I'm still glad I have them, and had the chance to sample 'em out. The five eye shadows are absolutely stunning, as you can see in the swatches.

My favorites would have to be Terracotta Satin and Deep Bronze. I love their famous boxed blush CORALista as well. The bright, vibrant, coral color was all that I expected. All in all, I'd say this purchase is a no brainer. The boxed blush itself is worth $28, and the mascara sample is worth $9. For $36.00, it was a great way to sample many of Benefits gorgeous products.

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Favorites!

Unlike most people, I feel like September dragged on and on. I'm so happy its finally October (a.k.a my favorite month of the year!). I've bought a lot last month, so my makeup collection has definitely changed a lot - as well as my go-to favorites. Lets jump right into it! Here are the swatches, names, and shades of my four favorites:

My Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner has been a life-saver this month. I've been rushing to get ready every morning (can't blame more for milking every possible second of sleep I can get!) and this shadow is quick, simple, and looks great. Its a gorgeous golden pearl that lasts all day - and it really lives up to its name! Unlike most of my cream shadows, it doesn't crease one bit! I'm absolutely looking forward to purchasing other shades in the future!

My Melon Blush is by far one of my favorite drugstore blushes. Its a beautiful matte peachy coral (totally in right now!). I received this amazing blush from saaammage's‬‎ giveaway on Youtube. I am absolutely in love with the shade, and I use it each and every day. I recommend everyone pick this up at their local Target!

I love my Hoola Bronzer. Its a matte bronze that works for just about any skin tone. Even though the price is a little steep ($28.00), I think its well worth it. I dust this over my entire face, and achieve the perfect natural glow.

Lastly my Life on the A List gloss came in my Her Name Was Glowla box, and I couldn't be more in love. Its the perfect light pink. I feel comfortable wearing this on any occasion - whether its school, a party or even just around the house.

Next month I'm hoping to have many more favorites. But because this is my first post, I wanted to keep it short and sweet. Thank you so much for reading, and don't forget to follow!