Saturday, February 27, 2010

Haul: NYX (lipstick)

I ordered some new NYX Round Lipsticks and a Jumbo Pencil and a white eyeliner on  Unfortunately, the swatches on are not great, so here's some pictures/descriptions for yall!

The whole order, including shipping only cost $20.20! 

These are the new colors I boughtttt.....

Iced Honey -A pinky, frosty nude.  My favorite NYX color I own!
Ceto - Kind of looks like Iced Honey, but a little pinker.
Tea Rose - Wanted this one forever.  A nice rosy pink, no frost/shimmer.
B52 -  Looked a LOT lighter in a youtube vid I saw it on.  A darker (I love NUDE lips, so my definition of darker is skewed) pinky-plum.
Frosted Beige - Love this color too.  Corally-pink frosty (obviously) color.  Perfect for summer!


Here's a picture of the other NYX lippies I have.  I have a blog entry about them with swatches.  But this is just for reference.  The top row are colors I had.  The bottom row are the colors I just bought.

I left the last picture big so yall can zoom in and see.  

Friday, February 26, 2010

Crazy about shoes!

I've never really been particularly interested in shoes (although I DO love my winter boot collection!).  But as for spring/summer, I mostly just stick to cute flips flops.  :)

Either way, here's some "summery" shoes I've been oogling. 


I absolutely LOVE the last picture.  So cute!  One reason I tend to stray from cute heeled shoes is because the heels on these particular shoes are between 4" to 5.5"  - YIKES!   That would make me 6 feet tall or more.  Not sure how I feel about that!  Haha!  
These shoes are from

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Haul: Philosophy

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I've heard so many good things about Philosophy's skincare products.  I finally gave in and bought a little sample kit, and actually, this kit will probably last me for a few months!
What it costs: $42
What you get:

- 4.0 oz Purity Made Simple
- 1.0 oz Hope In A Jar
- 0.25 oz Eye Hope

I've only been using these products twice a day for about a week, but my skin has already improved so much!  I don't wanna mince words, so basically I had horrible skin ever since 7th grade (my dermatologist told me to get on Accutane, but I declined.  No thank you!).  Even though it is MUCH improved these days, I still have scars from past breakouts and I still get blackheads. 

Recently, I've been getting blackheads right around my lips, probably from lip gloss and lipstick, and they're gone now!  And that's only after a couple days, ladies!  :P  The blackheads on my nose are going away, my skin is softer and smoother.  I'm just in love!

HOWEVER, this is just my first reaction to these products.  I'm not sure a week is enough to be completely sold on a product but I'm loving it so far!  I'm definitely excited that these are working for me now.  :)

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I also got this body wash!  It cost $16.  I love the smell, however, the smell is VERY faint and I LOVE coconut smells.  I'm not sure I'm loving this, even though I did hear a million good things about it.  Still trying it out.  I feel like it makes me smell like... metal or something when I get out of the shower.  
Either way!  There's my news!  :D

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tag: Random Makeup Quiz

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-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, morning and night.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

-What is your current facial wash?
Purity by Philosophy. Just got some to try out!

-Do you exfoliate?
Probably not as much as I should!

-What brand do you use?
I usually just mix some honey and baking soda together and use that.  Makes my skin SO soft.

-What moisturizer do you use?
Hope in a jar by Philosophy.

-Do you have freckles?
A few on my nose.  Can't see them after make up though. :P

-Do you use eye cream?
Eye Hope by Philosophy.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I definitely do, it's better now then before, but still not good!

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I did try it and it did not work for me.

-What foundation do you use?
I switch it up all the time but my usual every day foundation is CoverGirl TruBlend with minerals.

-How about concealer?
Estee Lauder Maximum Cover

-Do you know your undertone color?
I have a blue undertone.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Looove themm!  Just bought some the other day!  Excited to try them!

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don't stick to that rule.  I use it as long as it smells okay and isn't dry.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Currently, LashBlast by CoverGirl.

-Sephora or MAC?
Umm.. I LOVE both.  But I lean toward Sephora because they have a huge selection of different brands.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes, eye lash curler, q-tips.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

-For the face?
Depends.  Sometimes I will, sometimes I wont.  I don't notice a huge difference with or without.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Satin Taupe by MAC. 

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Usually pencil or gel.  But I looove liquid too.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Haha, almost never!

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Pigments are messy and I only use them when I have a lot of time.  But!  I have pressed a few of my pigments.  Need to buy some empty eyeshadow pans.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
I have a few products that contain minerals, but I don't look for mineral makeup.  Chemical me up, baby!

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Viva Glam V or Angel, both by MAC.

-How about lipgloss?
The Covergirl Wetslicks I have.  I have a peachy one and a light pearl pink one.  :)

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Smashbox Blush/Soft lights duo in Super/Model.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
I do, but not as much as I love Sephora and MAC.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I don't have one very close to where I live (haha... I think it's like an hour away... which is not THAT far.  but I haven't made it there yet).

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
After I get my communications degree, I would LOVE to go to cosmetology schol and get my license for that.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Somedays! :P  haha

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I guess when eye liner is put on messy?  I'm not really into "makeup crimes."

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like and own many different colorful shades of makeup, but for everyday, I go for the neutral look.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Jessica Simpson.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Foundation.  :P

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, and I do all the time.  I don't need to impress anyone.  :)

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
If my hair is looking alright, I feel a LOT better without makeup on.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I haven't tried enough different brands to answer.  I love products from different lines. 

-What do you think of Makeup??
I think I'm addicted and have spent too much money on it.  But I just can't stop!  :P  It's exciting and I love when I have a package at the door full of new goodies!  :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Collection and Estee Lauder polish

My China Glaze collection is growing!

Exceptionally Gifted on my nails right now!

Left to right: Ruby Pumps (sparkly red), In Awe of Amber (kind of metallic bronze, reminds me of Amber Lights e/s from MAC) and Chiaroscuro (dirty pink with green reflect)

Left to right: Wild Mink (pinky coral), Naked (hot pink) and Exceptionally Gifted (pearly baby pink)

 Left to Right: Shower Together (electric blue), Turned Up Turquoise -Neon (bright green), For Audrey (Tiffany & Co. jewelry box blue - pastel blue) and Liquid Leather (black).

All descriptions are based on what it looks like in the bottle - NOT on your finger.  Some polishes change a little after they dry.  I think Turned Up Turquoise is a matte color.  There's no shine on your nails after applying it. 

I get my China Glaze polishes at Sally's Beauty Supply, and they usually have a buy 2, get 1 deal.  Something like that.  Just today I bought Chiaroscuro, Wild Mink and In Awe of Amber.  I thought they're be some nice summery colors!  :)

Also, because these are TOO cute not to include in a nail polish post:  MINI Estee Lauder polishes!
 Left to Right: Frozen Fantasy, Rose Candy, Rosa Rosa, Black Wine.

The bottles are square so they're easy to store away.  I think they're just adorable!  

Anyway, I have a bunch of other nail polishes too, but they're just all random brands.  Just odds and ends I've accumulated over the years.  Nothing too exciting there.  

Hope you enjoyed looking at my nail polish!  I love looking at other nail polish posts too!

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