Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats Review

Hello Lovely Readers :),
How’s your Monday going? Hopefully it’s not too painful after the long weekend. I’m in go mode at work and in school, so no normal sleep until after December 14th! Even thought they’re not makeup related, I wanted to post a review on the Dr. Scholl’s fast flats I picked up last month before my trip to Vegas. I knew I was wearing heels and couldn’t stand the thought of having to walk the strip barefoot (gross). I got the black flats that came with a little gold clutch and don’t know how I had a clubbing/bar hopping night without these before.
Fast Flats range in price from $7-$14, you can buy them online or at Target and drug stores. They’re simple black ballet flats not meant to be work every day–they’re pretty thin and not necessarily pretty. I loved that these folded up into the gold clutch they came with or any of the other clutches I own, so I could carry them discreetly instead of dragging flip flops around. After walking a mile (no joke) in heels and dancing, my feet were dead and the staff at Tryst wouldn’t let us just take our shoes off and be barefoot. I pulled my flats out of my clutch and let the relief of being flat footed wash over me, LOL. While my friends were ouching their way back to the hotel in their stilettos, and buying over priced flip flops in the club bathroom, I was happy happily walking back pain free.
The downside to these is that you don’t have anything to put your heels in, but I can look past that and I’m fine with carrying them with me on the way back to the car/hotel.
Again, these aren’t meant for daily use. The upper part of the flat is very thin and the sole is as well, but it has a grip. I’d recommend these to all of my friends that wear heels for nights out and special events, they are a lifesaver and more sanitary than walking around barefoot in public a la Britney Spears :P.

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Have you tried Fast Flats?

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Two EOTD’s Featuring Inglot Colors

Happy Sunday Beauties!
How are you? I’ve been in my pj’s for most of the weekend, trying to get over being sick. Took a quick trip to Hollywood yesterday morning and I cannot wait to show you the haul from my new favorite makeup store :). Here are some EOTD’s I threw together using my new Inglot colors for most of the eyelid, blending out with some Urban Decay neutrals. I’m even more obsessed with Inglot now, they held up all day along with being really nicely milled and pigmented.

Featuring Pearl 423:
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Featuring DS 471:
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How have you spent your long weekend?

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Z Palette Review

Happy Tuesday Dolls!
How’s your week going? Ready for the turkey day festivities? I’m counting down to the delish feast that my best friend is putting together :).
On to the good stuff! As my kit/makeup collection grows, I’ve found myself buying shadows that don’t come in a little box/container–they’re the loose metal pans that are meant to be in palettes. I was getting pretty tired of having to keep the shadows in the plastic packaging because they were a pain to open up and they were easily damaged in my purse. I looked around for a while because I didn’t want to limit myself to one company’s shadow pan shape/size, I wanted to throw all of my loose pans together and keep them in one place. I found the Z Palette and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! The case is made out of sturdy cardboard, has a clear cover so I can see all of my colors, and it’s lightweight/easy to carry. The magnetic base grips the metal shadow pans really well, I’ve shaken it open and flipped it upside down and the shadows haven’t fallen out once. If you have non-metal shadow pans, you can just stick a little magnet to it (also sold on the site).

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I love the sleek look of the palette so much. They come in a large (above) and small size, and are available in different colors. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a freestyle magnetic palette.  Click here to visit the company website.

Have you tried Z Palette products?

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Inglot Mini Haul and Swatches

Hi Babes,
Happy Monday! I’m so excited that this is a short work week, looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at bffs house and sleeping in all 4 days of my weekend. I’m heading out to LA/Hollywood this weekend to pick up some things for my makeup kit as well, so I’m excited to share those with you :).
I was in Vegas for Halloween weekend with my girlfriends, and while walking around the forum shops, I found the Inglot store. After a quick happy dance and some excited squeals, I headed in and picked out some shadows in colors that I didn’t already have in my kit.

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In natural light:
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With flash:
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-Pearl 423- a shimmery deep brown with copper and purple tones depending on where the light hits.
-AMC Shine 09- a gold with a slightly peach/pink shimmer to it.
-Double Shimmer 504- beautiful teal/aquamarine blue. LOVE this one so much.
-Double Shimmer 483- a deep shimmery navy blue.
-Double Shimmer 481- my favorite of the bunch, this is a khaki green that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Creates a beautiful subtle smokey eye.

I’m officially Inglot crazy and cant wait to pick more up at the store in Newport Beach soon. The colors are intensely pigmented, blend like a dream, and last all day long. I picked up the pans for their Freedom System and they came out to $5 each :)–seriously, how could you say no?! I’d recommend these to the newbies and the serious makeup artist looking to build up an amazing shadow collection. Click here to visit their website.

Have you tried Inglot before?

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Ruby Woo FOTD

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Happy Sunday Beauties!
I hope you’re all having a great weekend :). I’m staying in today, trying to rest up before another busy week. Seriously, cannot wait for this semester to be over so I can sleep more than 5 hours a night. The wedding I did makeup for went beautifully and I cant wait to post pics when the photographer gets them back to the bride :). Makeup school is moving along fantastically and I’m a little sad that I only have a month left to go. I’ve been learning so much, and making awesome friends in class–taking the course has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve got business cards printed and now I’m going to start working my butt off to build up a clientele and get my name in the industry. If you’re in Southern California and would like to get glammed up, send me and email and we’ll set something up :). Here’s a 50’s inspired FOTD from yesterday:

Before lipstick. Just did some neutral contouring around the eyes along with some dramatic winged liner and lots of mascara:
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Wearing MAC’s Ruby Woo:
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How did you spend your weekend?

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Mermaid Blue EOTD

Hi Babes!
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! I’m typing this from the family computer while I have 10 minutes before someone starts yelling, “It’s MY turn!!”
My poor laptop has been down for the past week; the screen hinges broke and it’s being worked on. Hoping I get it back for tomorrow, I have too many things to review. Here’s a quick EOTD created with my Coastal Scents 88 shimmer palette:

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Aaaand now I gotta get back to studying for my midterm. Will be posting again later this week. Cannot wait to share all of my new goodies with you dolls :D.

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Makeup Homework Pt. 1

Hello Beauties!
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend :). Mine has been pretty relaxing, thankfully. I have a girls trip to Vegas next weekend, so I’m saving my energy and money for then lol. Makeup school is coming along beautifully, I really love the classes and my instructor, Susie. We’ve covered basic foundation, transitioned into contouring, learned about eyebrows, and we’ve just started working on eyeshadow technique/styles.
One of the hardest things about this class is learning new ways to apply makeup. After years and years of playing with cosmetics and more recent freelance work, I’ve developed my own way of doing everything, so I’ve had a though time trying to relearn what I thought I already knew. I want to get the most out of this experience and Susie’s has asked that we try doing things her way; she taught MAC makeup artists for 10 years and has a lot of experience in the industry, so I know I have a lot to learn from her and feel really thankful to have gotten her as my instructor. I’ve been feeling like a righty trying to write with their left hand, but it’s coming along, and it’s also opened my eyes to new ways of looking at light and color. I’ll be posting some of my homework and practice looks to track my progress throughout the course. Here’s a quick look I put together yesterday using her basic eyeshadow placement/application technique.

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What have you all been up to this weekend?