Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Lip Colors

So, I did a poll a while back and the results are:

Since lipstick and lip glosses are tied with eyeshadow, I decided to show you guys my collection of both things. In this post, it will be lip items!!

I love my lips stuff. In my opinion, wearing lipsticks just really polish up any look. Especially since I have pigmented lips already (and not like a pretty color), lipstick really helps either brighten up my face or just make me look more sophisticated. I have written about part of my lip color collection before, but it has definitely grown this summer. Yeah, I have been a bit on the lippies craze all summer.

Anyways, I am not gonna show ALL of my lips stuff just because some aren't really that interesting. But I've split them into different categories!


- Burt's Bees is my GO TO lip balm. I'm obsessed with these and will forever repurchase like a crazy person.

- CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint is my favorite lip gloss ever. It is extremely moisturizing and it makes my lips glossy so I look a bit more polish than I do if I just wore my lip balm.


- Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Rosy Glow is one of my all time favorite lipstick. It is a warm toned pink and doesn't make me look dead. Instead, it looks so pretty on and it is extremely moisturizing, smells like watermelon, and has SPF 15.

- Rimmel's Lasting Finish (the old packaging) in Birthday Suit is the first lipstick I ever bought for myself. At the time, I didn't really know what I was doing but I think I chose a great color. It is a lovely nude that doesn't wash me out.


- Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in Wine Room is such a pretty color between pink and red. You can wear this during the day time but it can really finish up the look for night time too. Very multipurpose.

- Wet n Wild Megalast in Rosebud is such a pretty pink! It is a straight up "HEY, I'm pink!" but it doesn't look weird on the lips. You know how some pink color just looks too cool toned or it doesn't really work with some skin tones...? But this one really does. It is being loud but not overwhelming (I hope that makes sense). A color like this would look so nice on tan skin as well!

- Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose is such a great color, again, for everyday and yet can be made into a bolder color for going out. CUTE packaging and fantastic pigmentation with a nice semi-glossy finish.


- L'Oreal Juice Stick in Chai Love You is like my all time favorite product from L'oreal!!! Okay, where to begin. I love the pigmentation - makes my lips look better but very very natural. I love love love the smell and the moisturizing ability. It is like a gloss in stick form and it just feels perfect on my lips. WHY OH WHY does it have to be discontinued!!

- Lancome's Lipstick in Ecran Square is one my first lipsticks ever. My mom bought it but of course I used it... and now it is mine because she doesn't really wear it anymore. Lovely neutral shade that lasts all day with SPF 15. Smells great (I love Lancome lipstick smells) and feels really nice on the lips. $25 is a bit much though.

- Victoria's Secret's Very Sexy lipstick in Sweet Nothing as the cutest name - by far (oh, well besides Chai Love You)... ha ha. I think this is a lovely neutral with a touch of pink. Great for everyday and even for smokey eyes too!


- Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Rum Raisin is very between a neutral and a more reddish color. It is very wearable but also very nice for special occasions.

- Rimmel Moisture Renew in Dusty Rose is very similar to the one I mentioned above but I can see it has a bit more mauve in it. It is very pretty and easy to pull off!

- Lancome's lipstick in Mars is my absolute favorite when it comes to more red lips because of all the golden undertone in this. So gorgeous I could cry. I love wearing this and have gotten compliments too!

- NYX's Round Lipstick in Apollo is a decent dupe of the Lancome one but it is definitely more red. I really like this lipstick but I have read negative reviews about it too... I guess it depends.


- Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Wink for Pink is a cute light barbie color but the pigmentation is horrible and so on my pigmented lips - sometimes it looks good, and sometimes it doesn't.

- Wet n Wild's lipstick (I am not even gonna bother with the numbers) is really frosty - too frosty for me. When I first put it on, my mother was like "It looked like you just drank a thing of chicken fat or something"... and that is something you never want to hear. I noticed that it is very moisturizing and if I blend it out, it isn't as frosty and it has a cute pink tint. However, being so cheap, it has that plastic taste to it and the packaging is just falling apart.

- Lancome's lipstick in Pink in Limo is a bright hot pink, which I don't mind. But it is kinda frosty too and the color just looks very weird on my lips. Not a big fan of that.

7) LIP GLOSSES!! Some of my favs.

- Revlon Lustrous Lipgloss in Life's a Peach and Wink for Pink are two of my favorite lip glosses EVER. I don't like to wear lip glosses but I do really like these. They feel great on the lips, pigmented enough to look nice and I just really love the packaging.

- Maybelline Colorsenstational lip glosses in Strawberry Glaze and Sweet Tooth are very pigmented and feel very nice on the lips. The only thing I don't like is the smell... it reminds me of bubblegum but after a while, it reminds me of the dentist's office.

Well guys... we made it!!! WOW, that was a lot of stuff... just wait til we go into my eyeshadow stuff.... wow.... I do have a lot!!!

Thanks for reading & have a great - no - a fantastic - day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's In My Purse? Well...

So last week I had to switch from purse to backpack and I got a chance to clean out my purse for the first time in MONTHS! All summer long, I've been carrying around this bag and let me tell you that I end up putting a lot more things in here than I thought!

This is my PURSE :) I found it at TJ Maxx one day for $10 and I was like "SWEET!". This bag is seriously falling apart due to my excessive abuse. I take this thing with me everywhere this summer and even on vacations too. Pretty much when I'm not using my backpack, this is my go to bag. Poor thing... I think I'm gonna need to replace it soon though. I am starting to see holes form in the corners. Very sad.

As you can see, this thing is pretty roomy. It isn't too big or too small. I feel like it can carry so much but I can still manage to find stuff... know what I mean?

So let's see - boring stuff first. My badge for Pharm school, reading glasses (I paid $10 for it too... not very fancy), sun glasses (I got them at ROSS for $6... they are HUGE but I managed to pull them off... somehow), wallet (you guessed it - got it at ROSS for cheap price; it is starting to fall apart on me so I'm planning to purchase a new one soon! Besides Driver's License and such, it is filled with a lot and a lot of receipts!), hair clip (that I don't use), and Ulta coupon (that I haven't used yet...)

Getting a little more interesting is my Altoid mints (I got the mini version because I thought it was so cute!), Bath and Body Works' mini body lotion Twilight Woods (love love love this scent!), B&B Hand Sanitizer in Midnight Pomegranate (a good scent as a hand sanitizer but not my favorite as far as body spray or eau de toilet), PENS!, and one PENCIL.

All of these lippies... yeah, I don't know how I convinced myself that I need to lug all this with me... but I do. Click here to read about it!

That's pretty much what is in my purse. Sometimes I have a book in there, a light jacket, water bottle... but overall, this is what I have with me at all times!

What about you guys? What is the essential thing you have in your purse?

Thanks for reading, have a good day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


So the only MAC eyeshadow I own is "Sketch". I do enjoy it but I wish it had a better texture - I wish it was softer. But I do really enjoy the pigmentation and the color is so easy to work with. I think it looks great all over the lid and also amazing as a crease color. I find that it is more interesting than a dark brown and looks great with colors that have purple/pink or peachy undertones. Anyways, I decided to just go with a smokey eye.

I don't remember most of the products I used but here's what I can remember.

Eyes: MAC Sketch - all over lid
Liner: WnW gel liner in Black
Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie

Lips: Rimmel Birthday Suit and ELF lipgloss in Candlelight

Cheeks: WnW Pearlescent Pink (very pretty and pigmented!)

This is a short post but whenever I don't have time to do stuff, I just write a FOTD. But not to worry - I'm planning to do a few short reviews on the ELF primer and Zit Zapper. I'm quite excited to do these reviews!! I'll take some quick pics and, since I will have my tiny laptop with me at school, I can do them there during my breaks.

Well thanks for reading this boring little post. Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Mousse Mousse Here, and a Mousse Mousse There

Here's a mousse, there's a mousse

Everywhere's a mousse mousse...

What I'm referring to is the Maybelline Dream Mousse line! I don't tend to buy makeup from the same line but looking through my makeup drawer, I found three of these Maybelline Dream Mousse stuff.

I have the Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal, Bronzer in Sun Glow, and Concealer in Beige.

The first thing that I love love love about these products is the texture!! DUH right! I love the mousse feel - so soft on your skin and I think it just blends so easily - especially the blush. As you guys can see, the blush and bronzer have been well loved - definitely a dip.

- I first got the blush last summer and I have really enjoyed it. I don't like that it has shimmer in it nor do I like that the staying power is not so great but I love using it as a light tint on my cheeks. It is such a natural glow. People might not think that I'm wearing blush - the only thing that would give it away is the shimmer! I also love using this as a base for my blush. Really fun to blend out because, again, the texture makes it feel like AIR!!

- Second, I swapped the bronzer in April (a bit before summer started) and I really enjoy it. It gave me like a golden glow so it worked so great as a highlighter! I think you girls that are trying to achieve that bronzy glow - beachy look. This is such a great highlighter for you. Again, best staying power is when a powder is used to set but not necessary. This is very shimmery and sheer though so it is not something you apply all over your cheek or your face.

- Third, I just wanted a concealer to match my skin tone and I decided to pick this up. I wanted a creamy texture for my face, unlike my other Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer which is more of a liquid and it is too light for my face. Let me tell you, this baby has been used to death this past few weeks. I don't know what happened but I have been breaking out like crazy and I had so many pimples and nastiness to conceal. I think it has a decent staying power when set with a powder and I use Maybelline's Dream Matte powder.

I have not tried the foundation or the new Maybelline Smooth Mousse - let me know if you have and if you like it or not!

Hopefully this helps you guys decide what to get at the drugstore. The only other line that I tend to reach for a lot is the Revlon Colorstay line.

So what about you guys??? Is there a line that you guys really reach for at the drugstore... or anywhere really???


Also, I just wanted to let you guys know about another giveaway!!! PoorCollegeStudent has a beauty blog called Maquilagem Masstige and I really enjoy reading her blog. She has fantastic skin care and haul posts!! Please check out her giveaway - the prizes are very exciting.


Besides all that madness - how is everyone? I really wanted to update but got really busy this entire weekend!!! It is insane... I had time on Friday I guess but man, I was just a busy bee...

Also, school is starting for me. I'm doing a full week of Pharmacy school orientation right now and Monday will be the first day of school. I am apologizing in advanced right now that I probably won't update as often as I did in July. I tend to not update that often (not as often as I want) anyways, but still, SORRY!!!

K, have a great day.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2nd Order From ELF

Fact: I bought $15 worth of ELF stuff two years ago - their products are definitely some of the earliest make up I've ever gotten!

Fact: They had a promo of free shopping from purchases $10 and over... and I couldn't resist!! There were a few things I really wanted to have.

So it finally arrived after a week of shipping. So excited!!!!

First of all, I have been wanting these two brushes for the longest time!!! But that darn Powder Brush is always always sold out. So when I saw that it was in stock, I was like "baby - come to mama". And I have also been wanting to get this angled brush for gel liners and such. When I opened them up, they had the strong chemical smell so I washed them with baby shampoo. Now, they both smell like lavender!! Pretty huh. So far, very soft, very nice, very sturdy, very professional looking. I am a satisfied mama indeed!

I also got the Zit Zapper (which I am using right now! Put it straight to work) and so far... I don't know the result yet... ha ha. I'll let you know. It does have a smell but that's because it has camphor in it and that can smell pretty strongly. But it really doesn't bother me. It has 1% salicylic acid which is the active ingredient and it also has tea tree oil and other good stuff in there. Hopefully this will work - I mean for $1!! Wouldn't that be great?

I also grabbed the Mineral Eyeshadow Primer - I know I know - I already have the $1 one and the UDPP but I have been wanting this for a long long time and it was always out of stock too!! This was my only chance I thought.

And finally the Shimmering Facial Whip was a gift for recommending 3 people. I got it in citrus. I also have one in lilac petal and I might just do some sorta overall review... if I ever do! I feel like I always plan to review stuff but then I just don't know what to say... SIGH SIGH!

This was a gift for me because of the promo and I got the Cream Liner in Ivory. First off, it's not a cream white - it is shimmery... so that will be kinda cool for highlighting and as a shadow base too. It doesn't feel gel like - sorta cream like... I guess, I don't know. The texture wasn't what I expected... it isn't like my WnW one. Hard to explain - maybe once I play around with it more I'll know what to say.

I was hoping they gave me one in black/brown or something so I can use my angled brush but oh well! Can't expect too much since it is free.

But yeah, that's pretty much it. I didn't go too crazy. I bought $10 worth and nothing more, nothing less! I'm so excited for the brushes that I got and definitely the primer.

I don't know why I always write late at night because I probably don't even make sense! But...

Have a great night :) Sleep tight and thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How You Say... FOTD?

So the other day I looked at my Chai Latte quad and thought to myself - I want to do a gold sorta smokey eye --> more dramatic. Now, Chai Latte is known for a more "everyday" look but it can be so much more useful than that. Too bad the camera couldn't really pick up the gold but oh well!

Check out my other 'dramatic' using this quad.

In the first picture, I just had gloss over my pigmented lips and the entire FOTD just didn't look right. So, I decided to follow the idea of nude lips + dramatic eyes. I think it looked WAY better!!!

PS. The Beauty GaGa by Lady Mitchelli is having a giveaway for her 24th Bday. The prizes are awesome as well as her blog - so go support her everybody!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Done And Over With

These are the products that are pretty much used up this summer. I just get so happy when I finish a product so I just wanted to finish these awesome "conquests" with you!!

1) Equate non-acetone nail polish remover: Will not repurchase.
It took me FOREVER to clean my nails with this. RIDICULOUS and it smells weird and I'm pretty sure it made my nails really dry. Just horrible quality. Don't get this!!

2) Merlot Night Cream: Might repurchase.
I bought 2 travel size and they both lasted me 2 months. I don't know how I feel about it yet... I might buy another travel sample just to make sure because the biggest size this large. But I did write a review on it if you are interested!

3) Bath and Body Works Body Cream in Japanese Cherry Blossom: Repurchased.
I really like this scent and it actually took me a couple of years to finish. I really want the eau de toilette in this scent but I did get the body lotion in this scent during their semi-annual sale.

4) Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: Will not repurchase.
Took me forever to take off my eye makeup especially mascara (even non-waterproof) and gel liners and such. Eventually it all dried up on me so it was worthless anyways. I was hoping this took off all my makeup not just my eye make up but it was too oily to use all over my face. Overall, I've found something better --> keep reading.

5) Olay Daily Facials Cleaning Cloths: Repurchased.
So I think I might have found my HOLY GRAIL cleanser product. This is my cleanser and makeup remover put together. Best part is that it takes off mascara and gel liners really well - way better than the Neutrogena one. Also, it simply lathers up by getting wet so it's not gonna dry out on me. I just love using this because it makes my skin softer and it has made my skin care routine so much quicker. The fact that they are cloths allow me to scrub my face better than just using my fingers or "micro particles". I just really enjoy this product and I really think that my skin has been acting way better than it has been doing for a few weeks. The only sad thing is that there are only 25 cloths in a box and it costs $6 a box... that can get pretty expensive BOO!

6) CoverGirl Professional Super Thick Lash: Might Repurchase.
I like this mascara - it is a nice mascara between dramatic and natural. This volumizes and somewhat lengthens but not so much that would give you a false lash affect. I think this is a nice basic mascara but, since there are so many other mascaras out there, I think I'm gonna try out more mascaras. Who knows, maybe I will buy this again if I can't find a better mascara that gives me a good look without being too dramatic.

7) Maybelline's Full and Soft: Will repurchase.
This is one of my favorite mascaras. THIS IS PERFECT for an everyday look - imagine waking up in the morning, looking exhausted and this mascara will help your curled lashes look more defined and lengthened. It will really help open up your eyes and help you look more awake. AGAIN I really need to try out more mascaras before I go back to this one.

These are pretty much done...

8) Bath and Body Works lotion in PS. I Love You: Might Repurchase
I like this scent but it is a bit strong for me. As a body spray it might be good so it's not so strong. This actually reminds me of a better Dior's perfume that my mom has.

9) Clean and Clear Eye Makeup Remover: Will Not Repurchase.
I don't like that it takes FOREVER to remove mascara - I mean seriously!! It took my Olay's cleansing cloth like half the time and it rarely leave a trace under my eyes unlike this makeup remover.

WOW - this post took WAY longer than I expect. Gotta go and sleep now!!!!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vacation Is Over, Summer Soon To Follow

I don't know about you but that is kinda depressing title... ha ha... SORRY! I don't think I've ever dreaded the start of a school year so much as this year. I don't know why. I think it is because I'm starting Pharmacy school - I'm scared... more NERVOUS and ANXIOUS than scared.

But you know what - there are so many things that I was nervous and scared about at first and I took a deep breath and did it anyway and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Sometimes, it was even worth while to take that leap of faith. Let me tell you something - courage and luck are two things that I wish I had more of...

Anyways, I went to San Diego this weekend. It was a 6-7 hour drive so that was pretty uncomfortable. But overall, it was a great trip!! We spent an entire day at Sea World and then a bit at the beach.


You will laugh at me because I made my sister ride the Elmo Flying Fish ride... ha ha... I'm still very very young at heart.

After one of the rides that I went on; I got soaked the most out of the 6 people with me!

Love those shorts that I was wearing! They are new... from Aeropostale

Aren't these sea lions the cutest things EVER?

Chilling at the beach!

As far as make up goes, I didn't get much time to put on make up the first day. We drove there, checked into the hotel and then pretty much went to Sea World right away and I was way tired to do much. Let's just say I looked like a hot mess! Literally because it got pretty hot and sunny!

+ Wet n Wild Trio in Mojave Mauves is one of my favorite drugstore "palettes" right now. One day I wore the taupe color all over my lids and then the other day I wore the lighter of the three. They are so pigmented - so easy to work with. The colors compliment my skin tone and the rest of my facial coloring. I pretty much in love with this trio.

+ Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Taupe is so pretty because it is a light brown with a bit of shimmer. It looks so natural and it is a gorgeous color.

+ Max Factor 2000 Calorie is a really nice mascara and I brought it because I'm wearing a pretty neutral eye so the lashes should stand out a bit... that was my thought process :)

+ WnW Spotlight Peach and Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal are my go to blush combo! It is kinda insane that I wrote about this combo a year ago and to this day, I still use this as my summer blush color. I really like it because the mousse blush is pretty shimmery but it lays down a good foundation. The WnW blush isn't as pigmented as I would like so with the base, it is so easy to apply. Also, the two combine reduce the shimmer of the mousse blush but it still creates a soft glow. Very pretty!

+ ELF Primer $1 is the primer I used... I decided to pick this one over UDPP just so I can try it out more. It's pretty cool... I still need to play with it more though.


By the way, I just ordered some stuff at ELF because of their free shipping deal. Guess what? They also put in a cream liner as a gift... it was pretty cool.

I got some stuff that I've been wanting forever!!
- the powder brush
- ELF mineral primer (YES, another one to try out!!)
- Zit Zapper (Oooh...)
- Studio Liner Brush

Sad thing is, it was shipped today... but it will be delivered August 11... YEAH...

Oh BTW I got the zit zapper from ELF because my skin has been acting HORRIBLY for the last week!!! I think it might be the new cleanser I got... or maybe the weather. It is just acting up and it is driving INSANE!! Thank goodness for the product called "CONCEALER" ha ha

Anyways, thanks so much for reading! I hope you guys have a great night, great week!!! Please comment - I love to hear from you!

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