Friday, November 23, 2012

November Ipsy Bag

Not too impressed with this months Ipsy ( Glam bag). I think we can agree that the star of this was the Nailtini Nail Polish ( glittery gold with green specks). I had swatched the  Bare Minerals Moxie lip gloss at Sephora on my last trip there, and didnt really like it. I though it was a bit to thick and stick. The color is a pretty berry color. I just don't think I'll be using it. I've only ever really likes one BM lip gloss, that I recently used up . It was a super shimmery sheer Pink. I think the name was April. The Black Starlet Eyeliner is just ok. 
I prefer a supper smooth liker like UD Perversion or Tarte Smolder Eye Pencils. I dont like pencils that tug on my eyelids. So another product I wont use. I got the Matt Batali dark chocolate brown shadow. One I'm not a big fan of either matte or dark brown shadows. on my skin it just looks like I have dirty eyelids, lol. A friend suggested using it as a brow powder. So maybe that would work.  Its hard to tell with the Chella brow gel. Im very partial to Anastasia brow gel and I guess I can only tell if I give it a try. There was a coupon included for $20 off Just Fab. ive never tried using them. and buying shoes online is kinda tricky unless its something like TOMS that I regularly wear. I just like to try them out and get a feel for them. I wonder that their return/ exchange process is like. Or even the quality of the shoes. I don't know. Too many questions. Lastly the bag itself. blahhhh!  Need I say more. 

Where have these been all my life!!!

OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) - LIP TAR
I am head over heels for these OOC Lip Tars!! I bought them for $16 each at . I am a total pink girl. If its pink I love it. Whatever it is!! So I could'nt resist these. I'd read about them online and saw many blogs and youtube vids raving about these so I go two colors both bright pinks. Anime a darker bright hot pink, and Nylon a neon pink. Nylon is supposed to be a close dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum. I missed out on CYY so you be the judge. I also purchased the Prep and Prime lip tar.  I have read the this product will tend to bleed if you dont use the primer and a lip liner. I have plenty of pink lip liners to match so I'm prepared. I swatched both colors . the smaller pic in the corner has all three colors. Oh, i asked for a sample of the red lip tar in NSFW. It is super red and kinda sexy so I think Im gonna venture out f my pink comfort zone and get that one too. the larger middle pic is a combo of both Nylon and Anime together. I love that shade. and I think it looks good with my skin tone. These come with applicator brushes and I tried using one of them and didnt think it gave me the control I needed with this product, so instead I'm using the timy little black liner brushes that came with an Elf lip pot and gel liner (that I never used), the brushes are perfect for this. 

Ulta Hauls

I know Im so behind on post here, and I wanted to share some of the new items I purchased at ULTA. I'm pretty sure some of these will be making the November favorites list. To be honest in the past I may have used only one or two NYX Products. I believe it may have been an eyeshadow and a blush, and were talking 2008ish. However I recently rediscovered it and I have to admit that I have a new found love for NYX. ULTA is the only place other than online where I can find it. I love shopping online, but I prefer to swatch products before buying them. So if anyone knows where I can find NYX besides ULTA let me know please. 
TOP LEFT: NYX Lipsticks in Fusion- which is a lovely sheer fuschia. and Gem a sheer berry color. The first thing that caught my eye was the price.  They were on clearance for 1.99 each. and I got the last ones. The colors are kinda summery but they are still pretty for winter. Im not a big fan of the dark lip colors. 
TOP MIDDLE AND RIGHT & BOTTOM RIGHT: Swatches of the bottom right products. Color on the right is Covergirl Lipstick in Heavenly, a very pretty pinkish brown shade. At least thats how it looks on me.  the second is NYX  lipstick in Narcissus super pretty baby pink. and a swatch of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Knight. its a blackish forest green. I used it with a shimmery olive green shadow and it looked fab. ( sorry I didn't take a pic) . I got some Ardell false lashes because I cant help myself . And as many of you know I love Kat Von D concealer, and I thought I would give a less inexpensive product a chance and i bought this NYX HD Concealer in Tan . Im pretty pleased with it. It does its job and the coverage is good. It feels a little on the runnier side but once its set its just as good. So I may re-purchase this one. And my can't live without products. Tarte blush/bronzer duo in Dollface & Park Ave Princess. I love these little duos, they're only like $15 for both. they last a pretty long time, and look so pretty on any skin tone. 
BOTTOM LEFT:  Along with the NYX lipsticks I also got a blush in Summer Peach, super pretty shimmery peach/pink. The color is very similar to one of my favorites NARS Super Orgasm. So if you are looking for a close dupe, for less than 5 bucks, definitely give this a try. I picked up NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean as I had finished the last one I had months ago but its always out-of-stock. and I couldnt resit the urge to try something from the new  Kardashian line. I got a Khroma Beauty face palette in "Kim's Kaedazzle". Its so pretty and the colors are perfect for creating a smoky eye. It includes 8 eyeshadows 4 matte and 4 shimmery, a blush, highlighter, and bronzer. for about $12.  Of course I used my coupons, and cashed in a rewards so one of the NYX lipsticks was free!! and thats how I like to shop. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Thank You Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all that have followed me and all new followers. This is just a small token of my appreciation. Good Luck and Enjoy!!

The rules: You must follow this blog via GFC. Open to pretty much anyone with an address ( US and International) . The winner will be selected at random on Nov 30 @7 pm Pacific Time.  There are several ways to enter. 

Good Luck! 

****** CORRECTION: The Wet 'n Wild has THREE shadows not four. I apologize for the error. ******

My Thank You Giveaway!!!!

Thank you so much for being so patient with me. As I stated in a previous post things have been kinda hectic and stressful for me. But enough of that. It is on !!!

October Favorites and Empties

I am really happy with what became my favorites this past month. Mainly because I went out of my usual comfort zone and tried products I don't regularly buy. I hear so much about elf products and people loving them so much. I really never tried them. I had some things that I got in a swap but I shared them with my friend and sister. Until recently when I did another swap with a friend from High School I hadn't seen in years. She mentioned that she really liked some of their products. So I picked up a few things and decided I would get them a true chance.
 1. I bought myself an Elf blush in Fuschia Fusion and OMG!! I freaking love this blush. I have always been a loyal NARS blush user, but this blew me away. The color is very pretty and it stays on so nicely. Of course I use a setting spray but for $3!! Hell Yeah I'll buy it again
2. Benefit Pore Fessional- My sister in law gave this to me while I was visiting her last month and I use it everyday. I ove the way it make my makeup look just a little more flawless. and it goes on nice and smooth. 
3. My "can't live without" product is Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Ive talked about this so much because I love the tint and shimmer of it . As you can see I clearly hit pan long ago. But its ok I  got a new one today! 
4. I got this product late in the month in a swap with a UK Blogger at Laura's Little Secrets Click here to check out her blog. She is so sweet and cute. This is a Collection 2000 Liquid Eyeliner and I love the super thin brush it has. and its very black and stay on all day. I definitely gotta get another someday soon. 
5. Finally My F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E eyeliner also came from the UK in a swap I did with another blogger at sweetpealondon. This INIKA Organic eyeliner in Black Caviar. Im gonna cry the day this runs out. I love Urban Decay Zero, but its not very black and Perversion is very black but it smears everywhere. This is the perfect combination of those two.  Ive bought some new items this month that Im going to use and we'll see if they make the list for this month. 
I had several but only two were near and dear to me . First my Kat Von D Concealer which I have made very clear that I love. We had a good run, but Im going to give it a rest. Im going to try a different and less expensive product and see how they compare. 
And my Buxom Lips Gloss in I believe it was April. I know its an old one but I have had it sealed and didnt open it till the summer. It was my go to gloss. I dont know if this color is even still available so we say Good bye. ..sniff tear. 

I need some Spa time... Glossybox Style !

 Im sorry that I have been M.I.A. for a while,  there have been some things that have been stressing me out. At work mostly, but what this has all come to is that I need a spa day. Unfortunately, I've been promising my self one for weeks in fact since my October Glossy box arrived. It is full of stuff I need to relax and give myself some TLC. I had hoped to have a glass of wine while I enjoyed my luxe bubble bath and scubbed with my loofah soap but I have drank all the wine standing in the kitchen. I loved this Glossybox bacause everything in it was very practical, and Im a practical kinda gal. The only thing i wasn't too crazy about was the Model Co Lipstick Duo if anyof you have seen most of my pictures Im usually wearing some shade of pink. and this color is just a little too brown for me. plus it was pressed up against the cap so it got a little damaged.  I did use the Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie  Shea Souffle and I am in L-O-V-E with it. Fist off it smells yummy and fresh. Thats the thing about Almond its not overpowering. and m skin feel so smooth. Arizona air is so dry that my skin just needs that moisture.  So if any of you have one and didnt like it . Pls let me know and I may take it off your hands, we can swap or buy, whatever. My favorite item was the Blood Orange Exfoliating Loofah Soap . It smells sooooo good, Like the Glycerine soaps I used to get at The Body Shop. my mom use to love those, and this reminded me of those.  Im eager to use the Alessandro Pedix Feet stuff, so I'll keep you all posted if I ever get a chance to relax. and decompress. until then Gotta keep on movin'.