Sunday, November 29, 2009

November Favorites

10:35 PM

Hey Everybody!!

Did you all have a nice holiday? I ate way too much and spent way too much money, but its all good. Anyways, November is coming to a close so its time for favorites of the month. I've picked a couple of things that I've been loving this month.

  • MAC Greasepaint Stick: This has been my go to base for smokey looks. It is perfect to make dark shadows pop. Also it doesn't budge once put on the eyes. Love this product.
  • Urban Decay Liquid Liner: I just recently bought the UD liquid liner during the FF sale, and I immediately fell in love. I got the black one called Perversion. It is very easy to apply, thats what I like most about it.
  • False Eyelashes: I recently got the hang of applying false lashes, and now I can't stop using them. I admit it took me a very long time to learn to apply them. I got frustrated many times while trying to apply, and I usually just gave up. I had watched so many youtube tutorials on applying falsies that I lost count. Finally one day I got the hang of it. My favorite lashes are Ardell, although I have recently discovered red cherry. My one tip to applying false lashes is to keep trying, if I can get you can get it!
  • MAC 217 Brush: The 217 is my all time favorite MAC eyeshadow brush. If you could only afford one MAC brush, this is the one I would suggest. I use it absolutely every day. It is great for applying a lid color and a crease color. Its even great for applying bases. Its such a multi-use product, that I can't imagine my makeup stash without it.
  • Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel: I know this isn't a makeup product, but I absolutely adore lush. The Snow Fairy gel is a part of Lush's holiday collection. It smells like candy. Its a pretty pink gel, and it has iridescent sparkles all throughout. For those that like Godmother soap, this smells almost exactly the same but better. I'll stock up on this gel so that I'll have it when the holidays are over.
Well, that's it for this month's favorites. Would this be more helpful if I added pictures of the products? Let me know.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hair Product Review: Moroccanoil

9:40 PM

Hey everyone,

I'd like to share with you a recent discovery of a holy grail hair product. Anyone that knows me knows that I love hair products just about as much as I love makeup. I'm always looking for new and exciting products to try. I recently found the hair product that changed my life. I was in the hair salon the other day when my stylist introduced me to Moroccanoil. I had heard about this product from various beauty bloggers and websites, but I never tried it. My stylist told me that it would be perfect for my hair type which is coarse, curly, and frizzy. Boy, he wasn't wrong. This product has changed my life. 

Moroccanoil is made from Argan oil. Argan oil is used by women in Morocco to treat their hair and nails. Their claim is that hair will look and feel healthier after just one application. I have to agree with this statement. I usually have to use three or more products in my hair for it to be tame, and when my stylist used just this oil treatment I was skeptical to say the least. All I knew at that time was I loved the smell. Well, I walked out of that hair salon with my hair more silky, movable, and manageable than ever. Needless to say, I walked out of the salon with this in product in my pocket.

Little over a week later, and this product has replaced all of the 3-5 products I usually put in my hair. I still love the smell, but better than that I love the way it makes my hair feel. It has a very nice consistency that doesn't weigh hair down. My hair tends to get oily at the roots, so I mainly focus this product on middle of my head through the ends of my hair. As a result, my hair is more shiny, silky, and soft than it has been in a long while. I think that every curly girl needs this oil treatment in their life.

Has anybody tried Moroccanoil? Let me know what you think of it? Also, if you have any products you would like reviewed, let me know. I always like trying new things.

Until next time....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sephora FF Haul Part 1: Illamasqua and NARS + FOTD

9:25 PM

Hey Everyone.

I am finally getting around to taking photos of my recent Sephora Friends and Family sale purchases. As I said in a previous blog, I was taking the sale opportunity to start my love affair with Illamasqua. I made a few orders, and this part is gonna feature the Illamasqua products I purchased plus a NARS blush. I also used them in a FOTD today, so you can see how the shadows look. So, here's what I got.

Fatal Eyeshadow
Slink Eyeshadow
Furore Pigment

The packaging of these shadows is so cute. Although, I was a bit baffled when I first opened the box because I always thought they were much bigger. Every time I see the shadows in pictures and videos, they appear to a little bigger than they are in person. I really like the way the pigment is packaged. The top has a plastic cover and a small hole, so the product won't end up all over my carpet. Overall, the packaging is great. Isn't it cute?

Colors review:
I have used the eyeshadows a couple of times since I purchased them, and they did not disappoint. Fatal is a matte dark purple, and it is very pretty. I usually don't use matte shadows because they tend to be hard to blend and not pigmented. That criticism doesn't apply to this eyeshadow. When you swipe the shadow, you can tell that it is very pigmented. When I applied it to my eye, I did not have to keep building up the color as I have to with many other mattes. It was also very easy to blend. Slink and Furore are both more natural colors. When I got them home, I realized that they look pretty similar. Slink shows up a little better on me, and Furore is more sparkly. However, I like using furore as a brow and inner corner highlight.

Overall, I really like what I purchased. This purchase definitely makes me want more. Probably won't purchase more any time soon because I'm saving up for Christmas. For now, I'm gonna enjoy what I have.


Deep Throat Blush

I absolutely adore NARS blushes. They are very pigmented, smooth and sparkly. I have a few, and I love each and every one of them. Deep Throat is a peachy pink blush with gold sparkles. Its a darker version of the Orgasm blush, which I also own. This one shows up on me more than the "big O" blush. Its mainly a daytime color for me, but I love it nonetheless. What are your favorite NARS blushes?

Since I knew I was going to make this blog post today, I went ahead and took pictures of my look for today. This way you can see a look with the products, and kind of what I do from day to day. Most days, my eyeshadow look isn't this intense but I really do like it for everyday. I used all the products previously mentioned in this look.

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Mineralize Natural Med/Dark
Select Moisturecover nw35

NARS Deep Throat
NARS Albatross

Illamasqua Slink Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Fatal Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Furore Pigment
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Femme Fi
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
UD 24/7 Zero
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara

MAC Cutester l/s
Pink lipgloss

Here come the pics:

Whew, that was a long post. Are ya tired of reading now? Well, that's it for now. I'll be back in a few with my first comparison. I bought the new Maybelline Lash Stiletto liquid eyeliner, and I'm gonna compare it with the Loreal liquid eyeliner. See you all soon!!

Until next time...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009 Makeup

8:29 PM

Hey Everyone!!

Hope you had a safe and Happy Halloween!! I went out to hear a great band last night, and I took some pictures of my face makeup. I went dressed as a Lusty Devil, so I went with a dark smokey eye and a red lip. Hey, who says you can't wear a bold eye and lip at the same time? I used my Style Black Eyeshadow in Cinderfella, so you can see how gorgeous it looks on. It was also the very first time I wore red lips out in public. I absolutely love the way this turned out.

Products Used (All MAC unless noted):

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44 (mixed with Strobe Cream)
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Prep and Prime finishing powder

Peachykeen Blush
Iridescent Powder Belightful

Greasepaint Stick
Cinderfella Shadow (Applied wet with Fix+)
Carbon e/s
Soft Brown e/s (to blend out crease)
Femme Fi
Loreal Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero
Maybelline Mascara
Ardell Flirty Lashes

Cherry Liner
Ruby Woo L/s
Love Alert d/g

Here Come The Pics:

And a couple of Bonus shots:

Me and My Madre

Trying to be a Pinup..hahaha

Hope you enjoyed looking a the pics. Up next should be my Sephora Friends and Family sale purchases. I just have to finish taking pictures of everything.

Until next time.....