July 2, 2012

Black and gold gel nails

July 1, 2012

Back ups of back ups

I'm unsure why I purchase so many of the same items

June 9, 2012

My nails are better than yours

June 8, 2012

Shady lady volumes 1,2,3

I got all 3 of The Balm's Shady Lady volumes. They are kind similar but different. I've been wanting to try their shadows because I have heard so much great things. Such as no fall out, highly pigmented, and easily blendable. Well I have tried it out and I agree except the shadows are a little powdery so there is some fall pit. However, the palettes are the same quality as the single shadows. It's still a great buy. I am a happy girl.


These are surprised flowers from my love for me. He hand picked each out at the shop and each type of flower has meaning behind it. Sweet isn't he? As for my sickness, I've been coughing and lost my voice for a week now. I'm finally getting better but with all this work, I don't know when it will be gone for good. Fingers crossed.

May 16, 2012

A Sephora Stop

I came into Sephora today to help my girlfriend pick out some makeup.  We ended up getting her some Nars blush, a brush, and some Make Up Forever Lipstick.  It was pretty fast and she was pretty open to trying out new things... which led me to bring up a point (okay maybe more) about makeup...

ITS NOT PERMANENT!!!  It's annoying when people point out which makeup look does not look good and make a big fuss about it.  Makeup washes off.  It would be simply boring to wear the same look everyday.  Change it up and have fun with it.  It's funny because some people say those who wear makeup are insecure with their looks, but in reality, many who don't wear makeup are actually too insecure and scared to wear makeup.  They feel they can not pull off certain makeup looks or colors.  Those are the ones that care more about what others think about them.  Makeup is suppose to be fun and it can help bring out your best features.  So why not wear it?  And the whole argument about it ruining your skin.  As long as you wash it off well everyday and you take care of your skin, its gonna be fine...

So back to shopping at Sephora...  My latest obsession is cream blushes.  It started with a simple MAC one and grew into a bunch of them.  Then I recently got the Stila one and purchased a Philosophy pinky color one today.  I tried on a Makeup Forever one at Sephora and really liked it.  I think its the dewy natural look of it that I love.  I find powder blushes to fade quickly and look blotchy at the end of the day.  Cream blushes really are beautiful.  

I am also really loving sheer foundations at the moment.  They are great for work. 

April 11, 2012

March 2012 Favories!

Here are my top 10 favorites for the month of March.  They are not in any particular order...

1. Illamasqua's Skin Base Foundation- Full coverage, yet very natural looking.  Illamasqua recently came out and its $46 but very worth it.  I love it so much I think I may consider  using it if I get married on my wedding day.  Thats how much I love it.

2. NYX's slide on eye liner pencil in tropical green- A rich, deep emerald green with green shimmer.  The color is so intense and sultry.  It lasts all day long.  I used it as a base under my club eyeshadow by Mac and it looked insane.  I love it. 

3. Olay's Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream- I wouldn't say its the best but its affordable and I love the smell.  It claims to have peptides that help your skin.  I dont know if it makes a difference but I wake up loving the way my skin looks. 

4. Olay's Mini Thermal Peel- I use this after washes once in awhile.  It contains glycolic acid to help exfoliate.  It's about $19 a tube but I think its worth it. 

5. Make Up For Ever's Smokey Lash Mascara- I got this in a gift set.  I love this mascara so much.  It gives volume like crazy and some length. 

6. Mac's Blushcreme in Bit Wit- I am in love with cream blushes.  I love this color.  It gives the prettiest pink that looks super natural. 

7. Mac's Fix +- I have a love hate relationship with Fix + but recently I am loving it.  I find my skin kinda dry so I give it a boost before applying makeup.  I also use it for my pigments and even to wet my beauty blender.  I sometimes use Fix + over makeup when my makeup can look to powdery. 

8. Beauty Blender- I was so against this product when it first came out.  I have fallen in love with it.  I had no idea a sponge can make your foundation look so flawless.  Amazing!

9. AmLactin moisturizer- Yep, just plain o Amlactin.  It contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate the skin.  I use it on my hands and feet to help soften the skin and boy does it work. 

10. Yes to Carrots Melon Lip Butter- My favorite lip balm of March.  It glides on wonderful and I smells amazing.  It also nourishes the lips perfectly for me to apply lipstick.  I also wear it to bed and wake up with the softest lips.  LOVE!

April 3, 2012

New Products

I recently just bought a few new products to test out.  I'm one of those people who know what products works best but can't help trying other things out.  One of my favorite products I purchased lately is the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation.  I originally came for their old super pigmented foundation that was only $36 but they are discontinuing it =(.  The newer products I got was $42 and is less pigmented, however, it is still full coverage and contains primer products inside to help it stay on longer.  Smart on the company's part.  They are charging more for less quality product.  I still think Illamasqua is one of the top makeup companies out there.  Their products are AMAZING!

I recently purchased Model in a Bottle, which is a setting spray, and loved it.  However, I always have to have two of something so I invested in Urban Decay's All Nighter.  It is suppose to last for 16 hours it claims and it sets matte.  I do think the All Nighter has more product and I love how it sprays much better.  The Model in a Bottle squirts more than sprays.  The Urban Decay's All Nighter gives an even spray that distributes all over the face.  It does cost more though.  It is $29 compared to Model in a Bottle, which I bought for only $14.  

I have always heard about how hemp is wonderful on the skin.  I originally heard from my sister and mom when they showed me their hemp face wash and body wash.  Honestly I thought it was too drying but did agree it cleaned like a mother.  So I invested in the product below, Hemp Pure Herbal Body Lotion.  It is enriched with 100% pure organic hemp seed oil.  It contains vitamin C, E, and E and smells wonderful.  

And lastly, I purchased Desert Essence Natrual Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleansing Pads.  I recently got into different oils, but have been hearing the benefits of tea tree oils for a long time.  It is for more acne prone skin but I got it for a good cleaning.  Tea tree oil is one of those oils that actually can dry out the skin.  Kind of like grapefruit oil.  

I am excited about my new products and cannot wait to keep using them =)

March 29, 2012

Model in a Bottle

My Model in a Bottle setting spray came in the mail today.  I have been wanting this product for some time now and finally got my hands on it.  It claims to seal your makeup and help it last longer than it normally would.  I plan to use it on clients to help the makeup adhere and look fresh.  

March 25, 2012

Plaid blue nails

March 20, 2012

Purple dots

March 12, 2012

March 5, 2012

Scrub down

I got my Clarisonic finally! I love a good cleanse.

February 28, 2012

MAC care blends essential oil

Here is my new grapefruit + chamomile care blends essential oil (8ml/0.27 fl oz.).  It's winter and I decided to order this to add to my Skincare routine. It smells wonderful. You can aldo mix it with foundation for a dewy glow. I love the little drop bottle it comes in.

February 23, 2012

February 15, 2012

Kinda a MAC whore

My shipment came in today for some products. I ordered some sculpt foundation, fix+, concealer, liquid powder, brow stuff, liquid liner, and other things. A lotta $$$, but a good investment.

February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

February 12, 2012

New eyelash set

I got these done two days a go and I'm loving it. I asked for dramatic. They are less flared than last time but more curled.

February 4, 2012

February 2, 2012

Crest 3d whitestrips

These came in the mail today. I started my first stop from this box already. This is my second time using crest whitestrips. I'm super scared since my teeth are oh so sensitive. It's worth it though.  Oh the things I do for beauty...

January 27, 2012

Two Nights in San Diego

Coastal scent neutral 28 palette

F the naked palette by urban decay. This palette gives you 28 colors (cool and warm).

Polish happy

New Serum

New cleanser

January 13, 2012

New clutch