MAC Bronze + New Shoes

PhotobucketIsn’t it so true?

Happy Monday most beautiful readers in the world!
I found my camera cable last night (at the bf’s house lol) and I’m very happy to be back and blogging. Here’s a quick look I did last week with MAC’s bronze eye shadow:
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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-MAC Bronze e/s all over the lid, past the crease, and along lower lashes.
-MAC Mulch on the outer v, lightly blended.
-MAC Mylar along brow bone.
-Wet n Wild gel liner along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black.

And a lovely shoe haul!
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Qupid pumps from Relfection $25, American Eagle ballet flats $30, and American Eagle Pace flip flops $7 (clearance :-D).

Hope you’re all having a great Monday!

<3V

Sunny Eyes + New Urban Decay Shadows

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Hello Lovelies,
I hope you’re all having a beautiful week :-). My citrus color obsession continues and I created a look last Saturday for a night out. Check it out below:
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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
-Urban Decay e/s in Jones all over the lid about 1/2 way past the crease and along lower lashes.
-Sonia Kashuk e/s duo in Razzle Dazzle; the gold along the inner half of the crease an along inner corners, the ivory as a brow highlight.
-MAC Springsheen blush blended into the outer corners (I didn’t have a red/deep orange shadow).
-Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in black along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.
Here’s the nail polish I had on that night:
PhotobucketSunset Orange by Rimmel, about $4 at Target.

I picked up these Urban Decay shadows last week and I LOVE them! The colors are beautifully pigmented and they last all day:
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketJones(orange) and Strip (gunmetalgrey) by Urban Decay, $17 each at Ulta and Sephora.

Pick up any new makeup products recently?

<3V

Zoya Haul and Swatches

Photobucket Zoya polishes in Cassi, Dana, Vanessa, Valerie, Ibiza, and Freja.

Hello Dolls!
I hope you’re all having a great Monday! Back at the beginning of the month, Zoya had an offer for 3 free nail polishes, all I had to pay was shipping ($7). I placed two orders and ended up paying $14 for $42 worth of polish! Check out the haul below; the swatches on white paper were taken outside in direct sunlight.

PhotobucketPhotobucket Cassi is a beautiful peach color with tiny sparkles and took three coats to be opaque. I think this color will be great with sandals in spring and summer.

PhotobucketPhotobucket Dana is a deep pink creme that was opaque in two coats. I got this color because it matches my favorite pink pumps perfectly.

PhotobucketPhotobucket Vanessa is a deep berry red creme that was opaque in two coats. I did get this color because my name is on it lol, but I really loved it once I tried it on too. It’s a classic color that goes with just about anything…and what I picked for my current mani/pedi :-).

PhotobucketPhotobucket Valerie is a deep purple with red and gold shimmer that was opaque in two coats. I LOVED this color so much! It reminded me of a more refined version of MAC’s baby goth girl.

PhotobucketPhotobucket Ibiza is a deep blue with really subtle pearl shimmer and took two coats to be opaque. I love the color blue and this would be perfect for a night out.

PhotobucketPhotobucket Freja is a gunmetal grey with subtle shimmer and took two coats to be opaque. I love that this ads a little bit of attitude to any look.

Which color is your favorite? Did you get in on the 3 free deal?

<3V

Amazing $3 Makeup Brushes!

Photobucket Ahhh…just a reminder of the warmth that will be here soon enough!

Hi Lovelies,

How are all of you doing today? I’m at work on my lunch break trying to get some blogging in. I was so excited about the brushes below, I couldn’t wait to tell you all about them! Back in December, e.l.f. had a sale for 50% off of their studio items and I picked up some brushes to give them a try. My expectations weren’t that high, because I didn’t think $3 would be getting me much. I was so wrong! Their studio brushes are really good quality and I can’t wait to get more as backups. Check out the reviews below:

The Stippling/Duo Fiber Brush:

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I know a lot of bloggers and makeup artists have used stippling/duo fiber brushes to apply foundation, but I didn’t really want to use my MAC brush on a liquid…I was worried about ruining it (it was the first quality makeup brush I bought and I have an attachment to it lol). I figured I could finally give the technique a try with my new e.l.f. brush this past weekend. OMG, I don’t think I can ever go back to applying foundation with a sponge or my fingers. The brush was so soft and it picked up just the right amount of foundation and applied the liquid perfectly; I had no blotchiness or caking, it felt like the foundation had been melted perfectly into my skin (I’ve tried it with the MUFE Matt Velvet + and Revlon’s Colorstay foundation). The brush didn’t lose any of it’s bristles and it cleaned up with no problem The brush is currently sold out on e.l.f.’s website, but you can find them at Target too. A+ rating for this one!

The Powder Brush:

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The powder brush really impressed me as well! I used this to buff in my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural from MAC and loooooooved the finish. The powder was buffed in so well that there was no powdery look to my skin, it just looked flawless and airbrushed. The results are amazing over foundation or just my skin after moisturizer. The brush also works with blush, it blended the color so there was no harsh line or powdery finish. The bristles on this are very soft, but packed together really well so there wasn’t fallout. It is currently available online and at Target. A++ rating for this brush because it’s really versatile and made my skin look absolutely flawless.

I’m so excited about these brushes, I hope all of you get to try them (for $3 each, how could you not?!). I’ll be ordering a couple of backups for each for myself and for client makeup.

Have you tried the e.l.f. studio brushes? What did you think of them?

Have a great day dolls, we’ve almost reached Friday!

<3V

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?

<3V

Soft Nudes and Pinks + a Mini Haul

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Happy Halloween Dolls!
How are you all doing? I celebrated Halloween last night so I’m staying in tonight and watching scary movies :-).
For a few months, I had been all over anything military inspired in khaki and olive colors, but the fall sent me in a completely different direction. I’ve started to LOVE all things in nude and nude pink colors; the hue is really flattering and feminine, so girly without being a teeny bopper pink. A recent trip to Ulta fueled my current color crush. I picked up two Essie nail polishes in Not Just a Pretty Face and Eternal Optimist, $8 each; I also picked up two Ulta brand blushes in After Glow and Sweet Cheeks, $6.50 each. The total for these would have been about $30, but the polishes were on sale for buy one get one half off and the blushes were buy one get one free + an extra 20% off coupon…I got everything for about $16 :-). I LOVE sales!

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The polishes are beautiful! They are completely opaque with 3 coats each and last about a week without chipping.

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I hadn’t tried Ulta brand blush before, but I really liked the texture and color payoff on these. They are pretty finely milled (I didn’t blend them very well in the swatches). I plan on going back and getting more colors soon. BTW, I think After Glow is a pretty good dupe for NARS Orgasm blush, for a fraction of the price :-D.

How are all of you celebrating today? What are your current color crushes?

<3V

Stormy Eyes and a Mini Haul

Photobucket I had to! LOL! ❤ this show!

Hello Beauties,
I’m watching a rerun of Teen Mom and seriously thinking about going to bed early tonight. I’ve been so tired the last few weeks, not sleeping enough! I may just be adjusting to school again, who knows? Even though we’re still in summer, I missed the rain and cold last week and created an eye of the day that reminded me of a storm.

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Products used:
-MAC paint pot in Bare Study all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-MAC Blue Flame on the inner half of the eyelid and along the lower lashes.
-MAC Knight Divine on the outer half of the eyelid and blended just past the crease.
-MAC Silver Ring blended into the crease.
-MAC Dazzlelight as a brow highlight.
-Revlon Liquid liner in black.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on the waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

And here are some goodies I picked up today:
Photobucket Photobucket$9 at Nordstrom! I love watches but I could never bring myself to buy one, until I spotted this on sale today :-D.

Photobucket $2.99 each at Charlotte Russe, but they were buy one get one free today.

PhotobucketUrban Decay Primer Potion in Sin, $18 at Sephora. I’ve been eyeing this for months now and finally gave in.

How is your week coming along?

<3V

Mini Mall Haul…

Good Evening Dolls 🙂

I went shopping after work today to spend gift cards and to try some new makeup. Check out my mini haul below:
*Some of the images didn’t resize as I wanted them too…I’ll figure it out!*

Stila Illuminating Powder in Rose Gold. This stuff is so pretty and shimmery, I love putting this above my cheekbones when I go out, it catches the light and makes your skin look glowy. $32 at Stila and it’s also available at Sephora.



MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium. I use this as my everyday cover up, it’s not heavy and it never gets cakey. $25 at MAC stores and counters.

Make Up Forever Mat Velvet +. I’m going to give this a try and review it at the end of the week :-). $34 at Sephora.

Went to Pacsun with a gift card from my awesome sister and bought these t’s 🙂

(Camera died, couldn’t take a pic!)
And last, a pair of Vans

Man, I couldn’t figure out how to insert images and then I realized I was missing the html code I needed to do so lol…hang in there, I’ll improve!

Have you gone shopping recently?

<3V