Saturday, January 31, 2009

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Policy!

These shadows kick ass! I love when brands throw in a primer with whatever they are selling and this package comes with a full tube of Shadow Insurance. If you have tried too faced eyeshadows before you might want to consider testing these out at your local Sephora because the quality and pigmentation in this mini book is fantastic and better than their older stuff. I swatched them without the primer and using a bursh on my forearm starting with glamazon ending with skinny dip in the order of the package. The colors can be layered for a solid and vibrant look or smoothed out into a everyday and wearable look. While shopping at Sephora I decided on this palette over the Urban Decay palettes because UD had too much sparkles. Too faced shadows shimmer but, it prevents them from looking dry and matte. I dig this product it reminds me of my tigi eyeshadows. Anyways definately give this a test at Sephora if anything you get a bonus chance to test out the primer without spending extra $$! Check out the link below and some other reviews on Sephora.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I went to Sephora yesterday only to be disappointed by almost every foundation they had on the shelves. I had a big shopping list of foundation brands that I read spectacular things about such as MUFE HD foundation and powder. A young woman that worked there picked out the color for my skin tone and applied HD foundation twice. Once over a thick green primer and the other without. Major disappointment, not only was the color yellowy and ugly on me it looked extremely fake. It was unnatural on me. Including the famous powder, the powder which is 100% silica and supposedly amazing, made me look like a dried up hag. I felt like I was applying Johnson's white baby powder to my face it looked chalky no matter how hard I tried to blend it. I wish this product worked for me but of course on my dry sensitive skin it was a no no. It sucks for me but, it also opens a door way. The fact that highly reviewed products don't work on me like I'd expect, means I am going to buy products that not to many people are trying giving readers a bigger scope.
So, the rest of my journey at Sephora goes like this, I kept trying liquid foundations from Nars to Lancome. Surprisingly, the only foundation in the store that cooperated was by Benefit and it was a bit thick and $30.00. I never did my homework on the product I just bought it because of frustration. The second place for foundations that worked on me was Sephora brand and I don't know anyone who wears Sephora brand.
Today I put to test Benefit's Nonfiction foundation and loved the results- smooth application, nice appearance, nonirritating. I had to quickly apply it because once it dries it becomes smudge proof. The color absorbs into your skin nicely. Overall, I liked it more than rimmel which is what I always use. But, I won't stop using rimmel because the benefit foundation is light and might not work in the summer. I am thankful I found a foundation that felt natural and like a second skin.
Besides Benefit, I also got Bare essentials despite its bad rep. I think the powder is alright but I have to admit Everyday minerals is 10x better. It didn't cover red spots well so over my Bare Essentials I applied the EM concealer. I didn't buy the kit just the foundation, the other products were too glittery for my taste.
The photos posted show everything I bought. Caudalie smells amazing and makes my skin tingly. If peppermint, natural oils, and herbal products are you thing I highly recommend it!! I swatched the Benefit foundation and the Sephora highlighting blush which was $15. And for my free sample I got this Shea body butter by Sephora that smells like coconut and it is 5/5 greatness. Fabulous smell and texture, I would purchase the full product in a heart beat. You have to smell it to believe me, if you love coconut, summer days at the beach, and smelling fresh you'll enjoy this lotion.It is fun to put on! In the pictures I am wearing everything I bought including the misting sprays and lashes. I have the foundations on too!! Oh and it is worth mentioning I forgot to put any type of primer under my foundation which means I can get even better coverage out of my foundation the next time!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Super C

Before you read, this isn't makeup related this post is all about a potent health drink! At Walgreens yesterday, I came across a small stand next to the drinks and it had 2 for $5 Super C vitamin and mineral drink mixes. Usually, with drink mixes particularly orange flavored mixes, I can't drink them without gagging because the taste is comparable to taking a multivitamin and crunching it up with your teeth! But I was really blown away by the quality and the ingredients in the the Energy berry mix. Let me start by sharing information about this product.

Super C Energy- The mix that both energizes and hydrates your body, is unlike any other energy drink on the market. It doesn't cause energy crash, dehydration or mental distress and it offers focus. The label includes the following notes:
-"B vitamins, ginseng, amino acids, and natural caffeine from green tea for energy and stamina"
-"6 electrolytes for healthy rehydration"
-"L-Theanine for focus and mental clarity"
-"Chromium and green tea for metabolism" (ladies watching their figures could this be a safe alternative??)
-"Antioxidants help protect and repair"
The nurtion facts which are jam packed with vitamins, are great for a woman's needs and they all offer immune boosting qualities. There are B vitamins in this mix which help your body get energy from food and Vitamin C for your immunity. Also, there is a blend for energy and focus which has an interesting component, the caffeine! Your thinking what could be so special about the caffeine? Well it says it is natural caffeine that is from green tea and I thought that was cool! And for everyone who is conscious about what they put in their body or are sensitive to foods. Listen here,
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Flavors
Gluten Free
A pack contains 5 and you mix it with 16oz of water. It comes in a berry flavor and promotes energy and a focus mind. College students might want to switch out their coffee! I have never heard of any energy mix or drink that promotes hydration it could be an alternative for those who need the extra boost at the gym without the side cramping.
I tried this drink today and I am blown away because the taste is yummy. It wasn't too sweet and you couldn't taste the vitamins as much as I expected I would. It is like a vitamin water with the same light flavor of fruit, not like a juice or a punch. And it picked me up right away but, the interesting part was that I had no sense of jitters or heart racing affects. The way I sensed it working was when my mind became less cloudy and I felt positive and ready to do anything. I recommend this over any energy drink! Please, give it a try especially if your a student getting up every morning yawning throughout every class to say awake. Or, if your trying to stay motivated and stick to a gym or diet regime this could be a nice supplement with 0 calories per serving. Just remember if you are on any medications or working with a nutritionist to consult with your doctor to make sure energy drinks or mixes are right for you! 5/5 rating!! Finally a drink mix suitable for adults!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Everyday Minerals Again!

Now, I tried the EM foundation in intensive. Yesterday, I used original glow. And, I really am in shock at how awesome they both worked and I love them both and would buy them to use in different weather conditions. The original is perfect for a light sparkly finish but, by no means fake looking. And, intensive is like that soft baby look, great if you really love to wear a lot of makeup and a full coverage. Just look at the quality it offered me in the above picture. If I had the guts to show you my bare face you'd understand. I have acne on my chin it is faded out using the concealer and under my eyes. Yayaya smooth skin! Absolutely impressed. I give it a 5/5 because usually nothing every goes on and works this well for me. Link below =D And I wore the blush in text message again but, I apply only a little!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Everyday Minerals

Yesterday, I received my samples of everyday minerals. I loved the tiny package and the cute containers. So far I have tested the blush, one foundation and the concealer. I know after one use I will be ordering full sized products soon. I thought the concealer was amazing. I have never used a powder concealer before and the results were wonderful.It is my favorite product because it reduced all the redness on my blemishes and it applied easily;there was no tedious blending and rubbing to make it look natural. Overall, I am very impressed and ecstatic about finding a new product that looks great on me and I can't wait to order again. Oh, and the blush looked really soft and beautiful but it faded ={. The foundation stayed on well but, I would have reapplied it to control more oil if I had the actual product.

Rimmel Long Lasting Foundation Ivory
Rimmel Primer
Monistat chaffing gel
EM Foundation in fairly light neutral original glo
EM Multi-Intensive Concealer
EM text Message Blush

Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Putting Klear Action to the Test

Klear Action is an acne system which has the same ingredients as proactiv. The difference is the lower price. It is about $ 19 on Amazon and it claims to unclog pores and prevent acne. My package came today so I can't tell you about my experience with this system but I am introducing it to you because I will be testing it for the next couple of weeks to see if it makes a difference. My acne is horrible and partly responsible for my skins incompatibility with most foundations. I have big pores on my nose and I break out on my chin which gets worse during my period. I get cystic acne which I am not expecting this product to cure but, along with that I get pimples and other unattractive acne on my chin. My dermatologist prescribed me Differin and BenzaClin and it made a difference but it all came back too soon. It was as if my skin adapted to the products in a month. Now, I am being active at taking a gamble with an OCT acne treatment because it is easier, cheaper, and convenient. It is hard for me to make appointments with school taking up my time. So, it was cheap and I am looking forwad to taking a chance!

Welcome Back!

I went back to college today, so long break! Such a bummer I really enjoyed being lazy and sleeping in. Because of my makeup routine which is ridiculously long I take about an hour to get ready after I have showered unless I showered the night before. I have my hello kitty alarm set to 5:30am no wonder I don't stay awake in class. I have been looking at straighteners for my future bday prezzie. My Chi is complete crap it doesn't heat up anymore! And I am stuck between some difficult choices the Sedu or the Hai convertible as well as two cheapos Remington and conair infiniti. I am searching everywhere for reviews. Real true reviews from other bloggers please X post in comments any or what you use. I am in dire need because my hair is nothing but frizz! I don't mind buying lower price but honestly I want the one that works! I paid 100 for my Chi and it sucked it wasn't hot and powerful like I thought.

In the pictures I am wearing different products because I wear new arrangements of makeup everyday. I am one very unsatisfied makeup hauler I don't have a consistent routine and I still haven't found holy grail anything =...{. I don't know what to do to get my face really up to par I always have cakey makeup and I can't find a good foundation. Some girls barely look like they are wearing makeup I can't pull it off. Anyways, enough with my pity lol. I'll tell you what I am wearing today because I was somewhat content with it.

Rimmel Lasting finish foundation in ivory
Rimmel Primer
Milani Minerals loose makeup
Sephora sculpting Palette

Rimmel Lipstick in Crush

44 shade kohl's palette
PF Mineral wear Mascara Ultra Black
Eyebrow Jane a brown shadow

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Plano Stow 'N Go

Storage! I am unorganized I have stuff kicking around on ever shelf so yesterday I went to Lowe's to try to solve the problem. I wanted compartments and lots of room and the only item there that offered this was Plano's Stow 'N Go Pro-Rack Organizer. It is serious! It does not look like a lot of makeup but there is still a decent amount tucked in there. The coolest feature is the very top compartment because I can put bottles that stand up in it like foundations. What is also neat is the hole for a lock which I have! So if you have siblings or children around and you want to protect expensive makeup you can in the top compartment! I got it in brown but it also comes in an icky yellow. If you want to check it out you can. This isn't the end for me I will be getting more ideas and storage in the future when I have more items. I told my B/F that if I out grow this one he can have it for his tools =P but until then, mine! Here is a link to what I bought.
Cost- $29.98

I am seeking input on how you ladies store products! Please send links to posts if you reviewed or wrote about it. I will collect them and list them here. What do you do to stay organized? Thank you!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Vincent Longo

Today I got my order from Sephora for the Vincent Longo Almafi dream look.
It contains the following:
Eye souflle- Lily Mist
Trio Eyeshadow- Orbit Dusk
Velvet Riche Lipstick- Sexy Lady
Duo Lip pencil- Passion/ soft pink
Mascara- The curl
Perfect Shine Lipgloss- Almafi Dream

So, overall I love the lipstick and gloss the most. The color is awesome and the application was smooth it is such a pretty deep purplish pink! Amazing. I was disappointed most with the Trioeyeshadow because I like more pigments and I really had to apply these to get anything to show up. I have yet to try the mascara because I wanted to test my Physicians Formula Mascara. I finally notice a difference from my other mascara pictures. My lashes looks darker and fuller. I wish wish wish it was perfect but there is always a drawback. I had a hard time getting my lashes to stay curled and it took extra effort overall to comb out clumps and set into place. However, if I have the extra time I will definitely choose this PF mascara over covergirl!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Trip to CVS

I have a small haul of items from CVS; makeup to candy. Stores have valentines stuff out and I love candy hearts so I grabbed myself a pack. I will just list what I got and then review them tomorrow!

PF= Physicians Formula
PF Blemish Healing Concealer Light
PF Mineral Cream Concealer Light
PF Mineral Loose Blush Soft Glow
PF Mineral Loose Blush Natural Glow
PF Mineral Mascara
Milani Pressed Powder Nude
Monistat Chafing Powder for a Primer
Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste

On the label of the PF blemish healing concealer it had a picture of a lady before and after. It looks cool I hope it works. Also, the PF mascara it promises that fake eye lash look with three coats I am excited. It will be the third mascara I reviewed!!

Just because!

Because I am fanatic about facebook, I am going to share my obsession with three applications. I love my farm, hug me, and pass a drink; I use these applications everyday! My farm is slow but a work in progress, planting crops to earn cash takes time. I have about 20 grand but it is always a set back when you have to plow every crop after about -$20. Well I like the other two applications because they are cute, when are you ever going to throw a monkey at someone? And using pass a drink is like having a personal virtual bar. I know I am not the only person out there who looks forward to sending messages and hugs! Bye bye myspace! xoxox facebook!

Rimmerl vs. Covergirl Mascara

Okay here is where thinks get tricky. I cannot see a difference from Rimmel Magnifier eye opening mascara and Covergirl lashblast. It looks like I copied and used the picture from my other mascara post. I did no such thing! Honestly, the result was almost the exact same. Rimmel made my eyelashes look a hint more fuller and thicker. There is less space at the base of my lashes. Is this enough for me? No, I like lashblast better because of the applicator and the size of the handle it is easier to use. I will stick with Covergirl for now...!!