Discount Alert: Free Shipping With Zoya!

Hi Babes,
Just wanted to share a discount code with you all! Zoya has free shipping on any order through Monday, with code FS99. If you follow my twitter, you’ve been seeing a lot of tweets about the brand because I’m officially obsessed! The colors are beautiful, 3 free, and they last forever. Check out http://www.zoya.com, happy shopping!

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Makeup and Accessories Haul

PhotobucketVenti iced caramel macchiatos, upside down, with extra caramel. YUM!

Hello Beauties!
I am soo very excited to be blogging from my own laptop. My charger came in and the first thing I did was start uploading and editing pics for posts lol. Here’s a haul from the last two weeks:

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketThe Naked palette from Urban Decay, $48. It comes with a flat shadow brush and a mini primer potion. I am so happy that I FINALLY got my hands on this palette, the quality is amazing and worth every penny. LOVE.

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America and Ali by Zoya, $7 each at Ulta. America is now my favorite red, and I still have to try Ali. Swatches coming soon :).

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Denisa sandal from Alloy, $26.90. Silver leaf earrings from NY&Co, free with a coupon I had. Hoop earrings, $1 each at Cotton On. Dark silver hoops from Tilly’s, on sale for $1.

Have you purchased any cool items recently?

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E.l.f. Cream Eyeliner Review

Photobucket My niece, Elizabeth, enjoying a tostada lol. She hasn’t quite mastered the art of eating like a lady.

Hello Dolls!
Happy Saturday! I slept for a glorious 11 hours last night and feel amazing :-D. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I love e.l.f. brand brushes because of their great quality and budget friendly prices. I picked up one of the cream eyeliners in purple at Target the other day to try out and I’m in love again! The packaging is really cute and the liner comes with a little brush that’s surprisingly good quality. The consistency is really smooth and creamy, almost like a gel; it glides on easily and is nicely pigmented.
One thing that I always check for with liquid/gel liners is their water resistance (I’m a crybaby lol). I swatched the liner on my wrist and let it dry for 5 minutes before I tried washing it off with just water; it didn’t budge, even with rubbing. I was able to take it off with face soap and warm water. For $3, you can’t really go wrong with these, I can’t wait to get all of the other colors. You can find the liners at Target and at the e.l.f. website.

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Have you tried these liners? If so, what did you think of them?

Have an awesome weekend!

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Haulage!

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Hello Lovelies :-),

How is your December moving along? This month is always very crazy and very expensive for me, thank goodness for saving up!
E.l.f. had a 50% off sale for their Studio stuff and I picked up a few things because it was a great deal (I keep telling myself that). As soon as I had placed my order, I received a $15 gift card from Sephora and OF COURSE had to pick some stuff up there because…because I felt like it lol. My Sephora is in the mall and so I got sucked into picking up a few other things as well. Lets just say that my wallet was whimpering by the end of the day. Here are the goodies:

Photobucket The E.l.f. order as a whole. Pardon my bed sheets, it was too cloudy and cold outside to take pictures in better lighting. Items here: 32 piece eye palette, concealer palettes in Light and medium, HD powder, Gotta Glow blush, and two eye brushes from the Studio collection.

Closeup/Swatch of Gotta Glow:
PhotobucketPhotobucket A perfect dupe for NARS Albatross, except this is only $3 regularly. Amazing color, finely milled, and long lasting. Creates an amazing glow.

The Brushes:
Photobucket “C” brush and Contour brush. Normally $3 each.

Concealer Palettes:
PhotobucketPhotobucket Light and Medium, normally $3 each. The concealers are light to medium coverage with a creamy and easy to blend formula. They lasted about 8 hours on me without creasing or caking.

High Definition Powder:
Photobucket Normally $6. Will post a review soon :-).

32 piece eye palette:
Photobucket Normally $10. I picked this up for my sister.

All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach $1:
PhotobucketPhotobucket This wasn’t part of the online order, my bf picked it up for me randomly at Target and I looove the color :-D.

Mall Haul:

MUFE Mat Velvet+
Photobucket $34 at Sephora, I use shade 20…aka “glow in the dark.”

Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a squeezy tube!
Photobucket I was so excited about this! I love the stuff and it’s soo much less messy in a tube. $6 at Sephora.

Black Poppy Nail Polish from PacSun:
Photobucket It doesn’t have a color name or number, but it’s $3.50 and I’ve seen it at 3 stores so far. I’m sure you can find it at your local store. This was two coats.

Express Top:
Photobucket I got this on sale for $15.99. I’m going to belt it and wear it with skinny jeans and heels :-).

Have you done any shopping for yourself lately?

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Smokey Eyes for $1? Yes, Please!

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A rose I took a picture of at the Huntington Library a few weeks ago :-).

Hello Lovelies!

How are all of you doing the week before Thanksgiving? I’m watching Ghost Adventures tonight while cuddled up in blankets and a sweater :-).  I recently did a little therapy walk through Target (does anyone else do that when they need to relax?) and found a cute little palette by e.l.f. for a $1 that I couldn’t pass up. The quality and color payoff were surprisingly good and the colors are perfect for a standard black smokey eye.

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The Drama quad comes with a shimery black, shimmery gunmetal grey, a shimmery silver, and a matte white (which seemed weird to me…it looked odd with the rest of the shimmers).

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I put together a really fast smokey eye and loved the texture of all the colors, but the silver was REALLY soft so I had to be careful with my brush when I was dipping into the color. You’ll have to use a base under these eye shadows so they have something to grip on to. I also used my MAC Dazzlelight shadow as a brow and inner corner highlight because the matte white looked off to me lol.

To create the look above I used UDPP in Sin as a base, the black shadow along my lid up to the crease and along lower lashes, the gunmetal color along the crease, the silver along the crease closer to the inner corners,  and the white along my brow bone with MAC’s Dazzlelight on top and along the inner corners. I also used my standard Revlon Color Stay liquid liner along upper lashes, Stila’s Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline, and Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

I’ll definitely be picking up a few more of these quads on my next Target trip. They’re a great way of trying new colors without spending a lot.

Have you tried e.l.f. cosmetics? What do you think of them?

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