Sunday, January 30, 2011

Loving This Time of Year


Because CVS and Walgreens - even Ulta and a bit of Target and Walmart - are having huge sales to clear out stuff for their new merchandise! You know what that means? Beauty CLEARANCE SALE!

As far as I know - this is still going on - and so I want to quickly review a product that I got a week ago and urge you guys to take advantage of this awesome deal.

What I'm talking about is:

Revlon Age Defying Moisturizing Concealer

My shade is Medium -- and check out the 75% Off!!

So I'm not gonna go into major details but I always think that a picture can say a thousand words so - here are some pics of this baby doing its thing.



So?? What do you think?

The texture, I would describe this, as more liquid than cream. I was SURPRISED to see how pigmented this is considering it is a liquid concealer. It comes on SOOO light and it feels light but it covers so well!!! And a little bit goes a long way! I just squeeze out a tiny bit (like less than pea size... like a droplet) and I was able to use that for my eyes and other redness/spots on my face!

Easy to blend and the shade works quite well for me.

The most amazing thing about this is that it is hydrating and it doesn't get cakey! It doesn't settle into lines because of how moisturizing it is! This is the aspect that I love the most!

I guess the only bad thing is I don't think it has strong lasting power. I would say 4-5 hours would be the max!

I remember almost purchasing this for it's full price $10 but I got it for $2.50... sooooo.....

Yeah, don't walk - run to your closest CVS and fingers crossed that it is still on sale.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

100 Things: 6-10 + FOTD!

To continue from my previous post.

6) Sleep

7) Spring

8) BOBA!!!

9) Relaxation

10) Letters

♥ ♥ ♥

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to sport this cute natural eye. It's very maroon toned... very pretty! I love it! I used my Wet N' Wild palette in Mojave Mauves. On my lips, I'm wearing WnW's megalast lipstick in Rose Bud.

I wore that look when I went to catch up w/ a friend at lunch. Man, now i really want to go back... it was so delicious!! And now that I've mentioned Boba as a drink - I want it sooo much now!!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

100 Things: 0-5

I was reading Gaby's post about making a list of 100 things she liked and I thought it was a brilliant idea!!!

So here goes, 100 Things from Ndoodles. Oh and just like her... I'm taking amazing pictures from Hope that is okay.

1) Jane Austen

2) Day Dream

3) Gifts

4) Rain

5) Imagination

I want you guys all to do this... it's really fun and the photographs on weheartit are amazing!!!

ENJOY! The next 95 things... coming up soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Purple Haze

I think I've figured out a pattern... around Spring time, I tend to get OBSESSED over purple shades and purple looks! Instead of trying to break this pattern, I thought... hmmm why not show you guys some of the looks that I've done lately.

Feb 14, 2010
Feb 1, 2010
And lots more...

Favorite Purple Eye Shadows

So here some new FOTD for 2011!! And this time, I used shadows from my new purple-filled palette:

I used the Revlon Creme shadow all over my lids. Then I placed the violet color (2nd left) all over my lids and then I used the bottom left in the outer area/crease. Then, I placed put the darkest shade in the outer corner and blend it out to the crease. Finally, I placed the 2nd right overlapping the darkest shade to have a nice gradient. And then I used a highlight either from that palette or my ELF palette - don't remember.

But... TAH DAH!!!

And the shadows turn out really nice and pigmented. Man, that darkest shade: OMG - I lightly touched it and it packed so much pigment! Didn't not expect that at all!

Well anyways, thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Looking for Liquid Liner?

I think I might have found a really fantastic one that you guys might be interested in b/c it is so easy to use and it is CHEAP!

I'm talking about: Jordana's Incolor Fabuliner in black!!

I don't know about you but liquid liners have always been a struggle for me. And I wouldn't really care to learn because I love using regular eyeliners and even shadows for eyeliners... but every since I paid a bit more attention to celebrity make up, I totally love the way Taylor Swift (not a big fan of hers but I do like her make up) and Katy Perry pull of the winged liquid liner looks:



I wanted that nice smooth black/dramatic liner so much! Since I am a beginner at this, I want to get the technique down before I try something more expensive so I used products from WnW and Jane.
I tried using gel liners (Jane and WnW) because those apply easier but I find them to be kind of drying sometimes and doesn't give that smooth look you'd get with liquid liner.
I've also tried using a WnW liner but hated the application process of having to dip back into the ink.

So I decided to venture out and look into pen liners!! Yes, who came up w/ such a smart idea! Well I was at Walgreens purchasing some needed things and I decided to pick this up. The website shows that there are two colors: black and brown. I wanted black! I picked this up for $1.99 at my local Walgreens.

As you can see, the tip is very pointy so you can make precise and thin lines if you want. But it can be thicker if you use more of the side instead of just the tip.

I love that it goes on black! Yes, I don't have to go over and over and over with the pen and I still get a nice black line. The tip allows me to have a nice control for the wing (still something I need to practice on though...) and the application process was so painless! It's like using a regular eyeliner!! So happy :)

Here's the weird thing: it can be kinda smudgy... like I would put it on the back of my hand, rub, and it will come off. But since I don't rub my eyes like I would rub the back of my hand, this liner stays on all day for me! So I don't think it's one of those crazy magical liners that stay on forever - but it does have fantastic lasting power. It dries quickly as well so you don't have to wait long for open your eyes!

Last but not least - I love love that it is soooo easy to take off! Thank GOODNESS!! I don't have to spend hours trying to rub this liner off me!

To summarize: I love it for it's easy application method, lasting power, and fast clean up at the end of the day.

I seriously recommend anyone who also struggle w/ liquid liners. Here are some pictures of my amateur liquid liner use... I will work on it.

What do you guys think? Have you tried this before??

Now I'm kind of interested in this tiny brand, Jordana... I hear their lip glosses are really good too.

♥ NBC comedy nights are awesome - I really like 30Rock, The Office... but new shows like Outsourced and Perfect Couples are quickly becoming my favorites
♥ Procrastination... ugh homework! You suck.
♥ Hey - tennis is not gonna go play itself!
♥ Neither will the piano...
♥ Craving strawberry shortcake gelato that I had at the mall one time... oh it was so good!
♥ Want to go eat dim sum... I've been hearing too much about it.
♥ Can't wait for warmer weather to come... it's hard for me to type right now since my fingers are FROZEN!
♥ I'm not a lip gloss girl but I have been wearing my Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Life's A Peach a lot lately!

Thanks for reading! I got more reviews to come :) PS. Don't miss out on the CVS sales! Great great deals.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Apologize In Advance

I'm sorry I have to do this but I'm always excited about "dupes"... and UNFORTUNATELY... this product is a limited edition product. However, I saw this quad at Walgreens last week still so who knows... maybe there are still some laying around.

I'm talking about Wet N' Wild's palette in Sugar Plum Fairy - the Holiday limited edition. But I'm also talking about a certain dupe... and this one is kinda awesome so to those girls who own the palette... you can be sure that you have dupe of MAC's Trax in your hands.

L, MAC || R, WnW

The last pic is kind of blurry but it is to show the golden glittery shimmer that makes this color very awesome and unique. Let me just say that MAC's Trax might look a little bit darker and more cooled tone but that just might be because I layered it too much. I put a few layers on Trax while the WnW shadow is only 2 swipes... so if I'd built WnW shadow more, it might even be the same.

As you can see, it is not a perfect dupe but the WnW shadow still has that gorgeous golden shimmer and the color goes on so beautifully! You can actually make this look very natural just because both colors can come off neutral but then you can dress it up more to make it look very dramatic. Trax has a bit more cool undertone... I still say - pretty darn close match!!

My first dupe! I'm excited... I'm just sad that you guys might have a hard time finding it... sorry! I just recently got this palette as a swap so I couldn't have done this sooner if even if I wanted to.

♥ Hmm finally know what I want - too bad it is impossible to get!
♥ Swatching eye shadow is kinda messy - not gonna lie!
♥ Yay weekend is almost here! I can taste it.
♥ I wish I had time to read actual book. It's been too long. And I was too lazy to do Xmas break.
♥ I know summer is not coming for another 4-5 months but... I've already figured out what I want to do + back up plans and everything - I cannot wait!
♥ The weather here has been fantastic! I know in some parts of the country, it is snowing and storming, here, it has been in the 70's F* and I've been sitting outside and everything!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bring It On - Lippies Version

Okay... this is my 2nd time writing this GRRR!!! Blogspot...

Okay so this is another product battle and this time it is between Revlon's Colorburst lipstick vs. Maybelline's Colorsensational lipstick.

In my opinion, these are some of the most hyped drugstore lippies and I can see why!

1) First of all - look at the packaging!!!! Man these packaging can rival the high end ones! So cute. However, I think I like the Revlon one a lot more just because of the quilted pattern... I mean... CUTE!

2) When you open it up, there is no gross smell - none on the Revlon and a slight caramel scent on the Maybelline one. Now, other reviewers have mentioned that the Maybelline one can smell disgusting so be aware of that. No nasty taste either - hooray.

3) PIGMENTATION is amazing!! What you see in the tube is what you'll see on your lips. Let me tell you, I have pigmented lips myself but these colors overcame that. HOORAH I say!

4) I also love that both lines have really fantastic color choices.
However - Maybelline has way more color selection and they categorize their lipstick colors into "Pink", "Neutrals", "Plums"... etc which is really nice. I think Maybelline also has more finishes.

I still love the Revlon selection but I believe they all have cream finishes. Now this will probably fit me more since I love cream finishes. I also think that the colors here are more bold - so less "everyday" colors to choose from. This line has a really intense nude shade - Soft Nude.

5) Lasting power are pretty good compared to all my other drugstore lipsticks. I think they can last 3-4 hours on me so that's pretty amazing! I actually think the Revlon one is better... not sure about that though.

6) It sits comfortable on the lips - not slick or runny - they both feel really light on my lips.

Revlon's Colorburst Soft Rose: this color is between pink and red - a pretty berry color. A face brightener but it isn't as bold as red. I love wearing this because brings color and light into my face... also it makes me look more dressed up than I am. Really like this color! If you are looking for something bright for Spring - this might be a color that you should look into!

Maybelline's Colorsensational in Warm Me Up: this is a "my lips but better" but w/ a hint of pink which is so nice. I love that this color is warm because those shades look better on me. I am always looking for good neutrals and this is it! I think you should definitely look into this color - so easy to wear and it looks good too!

The flash makes the pink show through a lot but it's very neutral!

Of course they both have flaws. For me, the biggest one is moisturizing ability.

Yes, both of these lippies are not moisturizing but they aren't commercialized as that. However, I think the Maybelline one is more drying and accentuate my dry lips. I'd recommend you use a lip balm when you use these lipsticks but more so for the Maybelline one. I also think Revlon one is creamier and easier to apply.

So overall, I like the to try more of these lipsticks but mostly the Revlon one. I just love the way it looks and the way it goes on and mostly for the staying power. As for Maybelline, I love the color choice and pigmentation as well as lasting power. Too bad it is kind of drying. Either way, both of these lipsticks are great and definitely worth a try.

What do color would you recommend me trying next from these lines OR recommendation for a better drugstore lipstick!?

♥ 3 day weekend!!!
♥ I had lunch w/ an old friend today - I love catching up with old friends.
♥ Finishing up House season 4 and 5! Good show... I love 13 and Kutner... Okay, I love the entire new team.
♥ GOLDEN GLOBES!! Go Christian Bale and Natalie Portman.
♥ Watching the Golden Globes makes me want to watch: The Social Network, The Fighter, How To Train Your Dragon, True Grit, Black Swan
♥ I went to a basketball game and then played tennis all on Saturday - what's w/ that! So much sport in one day!
♥ Looked at some old pictures - like past years and found some hilarious pictures of me, my friends, and family - really fun, you should do it once in awhile
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