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Thursday, February 24, 2011
FIND OUT MARIO BADESCU DUPE
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17-20)
BELOW IS THE DUPE!!!
Bye Bye Blemish Drying Lotion ($9-11)
Works exactly the same way, and looks exactly the same. It also contains many of the same active drying agents that Mario Badescu contains which includes: Isopropyl Alcohol, Camphor, Water, and Salicylic Acid.
This one is only half the price and is sold at Rite Aid!!!! Works amazingly well for deminishing large blemishes.
BOLD Peachy/red (AMPLIFIED CREME) --- great for natural makeup and va-va-vum stand out lips!!!!!!
VIVA GLAM GAGA 2
Nudey/Tanish/Brown (AMPLIFIED CREME)-- Creme Hard to pull of regardless of skintone. May be better for darker toned skin. Lipliner is a MUST. This liplass looks insanely good over this lipstick as well as every other lipstick you may have.
GAGA 2 (Without the lipglass and without lipliner)
This gets a thumbs down!
GAGA 2 (With the lipglass and with lipliner)
UP THE AMP
Purpley/Pink (AMPLIFIED CREME)-- I have never heard anyone say they dont like this color, matter of fact everyone seems to love it. This color makes your teeth look brighter and whiter. It is a great bold lip for all skintones
Nudey/Pinky/Mauve (AMPLIFIED CREME) --- great nude lip for lighter skintones, also great for darker skintones used along with a lipliner. A great natural color.
|Blankety w/ lipliner|
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAV?????
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Online Shopping Spree
I had surgery over a week ago and I have been taking forever to heal so this weekend I tried to go out shopping and that was a fail. I was in pain and bleeding so I realized that I had to do the rest of my shopping online.
This is a list of what I bought I am so excited to get my purchases and share them with you when they get here:
-MAC VIVA GLAM GAGA 2 Lipstick
-MAC VIVA GLAM GAGA 2 Lipglass
-MAC Vegas Vault Lipstick
-MAC Up the Amp Lipstick
-MAC Blankty Lipstick
-Coastal Scents 10 Piece Blush Palette
-Niqua -- Vanessa Fifth Avenue Collection Wig
-Sprint LG Optimus S Cell Phone
**** And I won a giveaway on youtube **** (I am going to give that person a shoutout and let yall know what I won when I get the items)
After this I plan to start saving so I can take a vacation in May for my birthday, I spent way to much!!!!!!
Lastly I also bought a beauty storage set from Target to add to the organizers I already have in my room.
|The 2 piece Storage set on the left is the one I bought over the weekend. I think both pieces were about $45. The one on the right I bought from Walmart for about $30 a couple of months ago.|
Sally Hansen Star Opal Nail Glaze (Red Opal)
- I really liked the consistency, the color not so much, drying time was very very quick, I always love my Sally Hansen nail polishes
- I like the glaze effect because it gives a very slight, translucent pop of color
So I used this polish as my base and then added designs to the tips of my nails. I am thoroughly surprised at how my nails came out because I really didn't plan on doing all of this. I just started painting diagonal lines on the tips of my nails very quickly and before I knew it, I had a nice quick design. I was doing my nails while typing up an essay exam so I wasn't paying much time or attention to my nails.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I love this wig, I love it even more once I cut some bangs into it. The side swept bangs did nothing for my long facial structure. So I cut some blunt bangs into her. But only problem....The color :( Why does it have to be so bright and orange looking. I kinda knew that would happen, synthetic wigs in lighter colors typically look fake and shiny. But I wanted to see for myself. I have not given up on blonde and synthetic though. There is one more wig I plan on purchasing in blonde that is synthetic, it might be a lacefront, I dont remember. We will see how the color looks on that one. Back to Lamont Girl, she is very long, has 2 combs one in the front and one in the back, adjustable traps (which I never use), and a nice curl pattern. The hair is not as soft as I would like, nor is it as thick as I would like. You can see the tracks in the back if you are not careful, so be aware of that. Other then all of that, I do like her. And will wear the shiny, bright, plastic mess out ha ha.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Current Beauty Trials: Sally Hansen Smile Brightening Lip Treatment, Yes Daily Balancing Moisturizer, Origin Biotin Vitamins
Sally Hansen Smile Brightening Lip Treatment
Lip gloss makes teeth look white instantly. Special color pigments counteract yellow. Teeth look whiter guaranteed. Hydrates and conditions. Botanicals ad vitamin A, C, E soften and condition dry lips. Pleasant vanilla mint flavor freshens breath.
This is a product that I just tried and can review right away. Its not like the other products where I have to try it for about a month before I can truly know if it works for me. And this is what I think: I love the packaging, I love the consistency (non sticky), I love the Twinkling shade but not the Luminous shade, I love the way it brightens my smile, all around great product if you get it in a shade that you like!!!!!
|In order: Twinkling and Luminous|
|In order: Luminous Twinkling|
Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer
98% natural. Lycopene balances blotchiness. Watermelon and red tea controls oil and banishes blemishes. Free of Petroleum, Paraben, and SLS
My review so far:
I have already been using this for a week and I can already tell I do not like it. It is very moisturizing which is great but the smell really gets to me. I can not stand things that have a strong scent on my face. Not to mention the scent is a smell I do not like. It smells like cinnamon, I do not want that smell on my face. The smell just ruins it for me. I have been breaking out again lately but I can not tell yet if this is the culprit. I have heard so many great things about the Yes products so I am going to continue to try it a bit longer.
Origin Biotin 1000 mcg
Biotin is essential to skin, nail, and hair health. In addition, Biotin is essential for the intermediate metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
My review so far:
I love that the vitamin pills are small and round. Very easy to swallow. I like that I only have to take one a day. Whether it works or not I am not sure yet because I have no used it long enough. I used to take prenatal vitamin capsules which I think worked great for my hair and nails. But I wanted to try something different because I wanted something that would help my skin more. So we will see.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I am hosting a Mac Lipstick giveaway that is currently open until March 7 2011. Watch the video for more details.
If I were to have a chance to win such a giveaway or just simply by one for myself I would definitely have UP THE AMP be my next MAC lipstick purchase. I have heard so much about it, not to mention the color look amazing in swatches. I think it would look great against my skintone and show up very nicely.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
I bought this lipstick so long ago, did a blog post about it stating I would never wear this color out, but I am at the point where I now want to. It is so bold and beautiful to me, yet very intimidating to wear because of its boldness and brightness. I have no problem wearing lighter pinks/nudes and dark colors, but this color is in its own catergory. Its super bright yet still a darker pink and it scares me for some reason. I might have wore it once around my Husboo and he said he didn't like it, so that makes me even more weary about wearing it. What do you think???? I think I might wear it in a video that I plan on recording tommorow, something about seeing makeup in a video really shows you its full effect and helps me make up my mind on whether I like it or not.
|Looks like Ive worn it alot??? Yeah I try it on alot lol, to only wipe it straight off|
I am so happy I have now finally figured out an application process that prevents the white cast of the Makeup Forever High Definition Powder. I have been using it for 2 weeks now, and I am not going to lie, at first I thought that it was non-preventable becuase no matter how light I was with it......it was still looking beyond ashy. But I finally figured it out. At first I was applying it with the Elf Professional all over face powder brush. Very first time I did it with a heavy hand, but that was before I knew about the white cast. Mistake #1. Then I applied it lightly with the same brush, still did not work. Mistake #2. Both the application and the brush was wrong. I then began using a flat top face brush (brand unknown). Using that I lightly stippled it into the powder then stippled it on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead. Then I would buff that out well. Then I repeated that once more all over my face. Two light coats buffed out well would work perfectly. The only part of my face that I would do a third coat on was my nose because that tends to get really oily. In the end, there was no white cast, the makeup looked well blended, and flawless. I topped that off with the Makeup Forever Mist & Fix. I was then ready and out the door.
Before I knew How to Apply it
|I feel like it looks like I am wearing the same thing in every post, but I love this jacket and wear it as an everyday jacket|
|No white cast, even with flash :)|
-and Him, we were on our way out, and he is the reason why I didn't get to take any pictures before I left the house but I did take some right when I got into the car.
Friday, February 04, 2011
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Plum Baby, Peach Me, Champagne on Ice Review......and......Dollhouse Wedges
At Target they are about $6-8
|In Order: Plum Baby, Champagne on Ice, Peach Me|
|In Order: Plum Baby, Champagne on Ice, Peach Me|
|In order: Plum Baby, Peach Me, Champagne on Ice|
This is the first time I have ever tried Revlon lipsticks let alone this line of lipsticks (Super Lustrous). I use to only be a colored lipgloss girl until I realized how good lip glosses look with lipstick underneath. I would say they are def comparable to Mac lustre lipsticks. Color payoff and texture is very similar. Because of the consistency and shine the colors aren't as deep or dark when you apply them, you may have to apply 2 plus coats to get a better color pay off. But the shine allows you to go without lip gloss and they are very moisturizing. I actually like the Revlon packaging better, the black and gold packaging is very classy and sleek. I really love the colors I choose, especially the purple and peach tone because I have no other lipsticks comparable to those colors. I actually went seeking the tone In the Buff because I saw an advertisement with Halle Berry wearing it....which was a peach tone....but I did not find it. It was ok though, because Peach Me looked alot like it. I would definitely say you should try these in any tone that interests you.
Style no. DOLO
Color: Tan (they also come in black)
I just bought these yesterday from Marshalls for only $25. I have been wanting to find some wedges, they are not exactly what I was looking for because I wanted ones without laces. But I think these are great for the price so I could not pass them up. Can't wait to wear them. They are true to size!