Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Favorites

10:54 PM

Hey everybody!!

First off, I wanna say a hey, hi, hello there, and how ya doing to my new followers!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!! Looking forward to talking to you all. Here is my February edition of favorites. After looking at what I took photos of, I realized that I chose a lot of MAC. I definitely admit to being a MAC junkie. I am starting to branch out to other brands. Next month, I'll make more of an effort to include more products of different brands. Onto the products....

  1.  NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Syracuse: I started looking for a new foundation this month, and the beauty message boards I read lead me to NARS Sheer glow. I also had seen some great reviews on youtube about this product as well. As a person who likes their foundation to be glowy, I was intrigued when I first heard about this product. I was also a little worried because I have a problem with breaking out from new foundations. I had previously tried Make Up For Ever HD, MAC Studio Sculpt, and Maybelline Dream Liquid and they all broke me out. I also have a problem finding the right color. So trying this out was a little nerve racking for me. I've been using it for a couple of weeks, and so far so good. I really like it.
  2. MAC Jest Eyeshadow: I got this at a CCO in December. Its a really nice peachy color. I use this for mostly everyday looks, it is my go to shadow. This with soft brown in the crease is a perfect natural look.
  3. MAC Gorgeous Gold: I must admit that I'm bringing my spring eyeshadows into my makeup rotation a little early this year. I'm getting to the point where I can't stand this cold weather anymore. Spring colors are just so pretty. Purples, pinks, golds, greens and blues are so pretty in the springtime. Gorgeous gold is a perfect mix of gold and green.
  4. MAC Strobe Cream: I use strobe cream absolutely everyday. I mix this in with my foundation to get a nice glowy look. This is a product that I will keep on repurchasing after I've used up the bottle. If MAC isn't your thing, Benefit has a version of this called High Beam. I have this as well, and it is a very good product.
  5. MAC Digit Eyeshadow: Digit is a go to color of mine when I wear purples for a night on the town. I use this with my Make Up For Ever #92, and BAM...smokey eyes!! Its a great lid color.
  6. MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow: Another one of my all time favorite MAC eyeshadows. It goes with so many colors. I use it with purples, pinks, corals, and sometimes yellow. I have been wearing it a lot this month with my purchases from the Spring Color Forecast Collection. 
  7. MAC Trax Eyeshadow: Trax is also a permanent MAC color. It goes great with the next color.
  8. MAC Sketch Eyeshadow: Sketch is a color I think every person who likes MAC should own. Its a plummy brown color, and can go with so many types of looks. It can be paired with pink, purple, coral, or brown eyeshadow looks. It is a great crease color.
  9. Lancome Artliner Noir: I purchased this last weekend at an outlet store, and I am already in love with it. It is perfect for creating a winged eye look. A cheaper alternative to this eyeliner is the Loreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black which I also have. It is a great alternative to it. The only difference in the two is that when I use the Loreal one, the black liner gets on my lashes and the Lancome one does not.
I also have two honorable mentions....

  1. MAC Viva Glam Gaga: I absolutely adore Lady Gaga!! She is one of my favorite artists. I love her music, style, and makeup. I also love the fact that she is so positive. The message that she sends to her fans is one of love and equality for all. When I first found out that MAC was going to release a Gaga lipstick, I knew I'd have to have it even if I didn't like the color just because I love and support Gaga. Plus this lipstick is a Viva Glam lipstick, and the funds from the sales go to AIDS research. The color is absolutely gorgeous. Its a blue pink, and although it is very bright, it can be sheered out for daytime wear. I love it!
  2. Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb: Lush has become one of my obsessions over the past year. I love their bath products. This is a bath bomb, which fizzes when you drop it into the tub. I love how their bath bombs and bubble bars turn the color of the water. This particular one turns the water purple, so I was all over it. I love purple!!  Plus, it smells so good. When you drop it in to the bath, your water turns purple and feels so silky. Get out of a Lush bath, and there's no need for lotion. You're skin is instantly moisturized, and stays soft all day.
There are my favorite things that I've been using this month. What are your favorite makeup products of the month? So until next time......

Love, Peace, and Happiness!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beauty Survey

9:15 PM

Hey Everyone!!
Hope ya'll are having a good week. I've seen this beauty survey on a couple of blogs, and decided to post it on here. If you like this survey and decide to post on your own blog, link me to it. I'd love to read your posts!! Have a good weekend!! Here goes....

-How many times do you wash your face daily? Most times twice, if not then once
-What skin type do you have? Combonation
-What is your current facial wash? Avon Immediate Response Acne Cleanser or Estee Lauder
-Do you exfoliate? Yes
-What brand do you use? MAC Volcanic Ash Exfolatior
-What moisturizer do you use? Olay
-Do you have freckles? No
-Do you use eye cream? Not at the moment
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I get the occasional blemishes
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No

-What foundation do you use? MAC Mineralize Satinfinish, NARS Sheer Glow, or Bobbi Brown Skin
-How about concealer? MAC Select Moisture Cover Up or Make Up For Ever HD
-Do you know your undertone color? No
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? Love them!
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yep, and I do
-What brand of mascara do you use? Rimmel Sexy Curves
-Sephora or MAC? I'm a MAC Girl
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? I wish!!
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Brushes
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Too Faced Shadow Insurance or MAC Shadesticks
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? I love purples!!
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Both
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Hardly ever
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I like to use them, but only when I am not in a rush
-Do you use mineral makeup? Yes
-What is your favorite lipstick? At the moment, MAC Ahoy, There!
-How about lipgloss? MAC Dazzleglasses
-What is your favorite blush to use? MAC Tippy or NARS Deep Throat

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? Nope
-Do you like drugstore makeup? Mascara, yes
-Do you go to CCO's? Love them!!
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Only the Studio Talk one's MAC offers
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Nope
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? Dark lipliner and light lipstick/gloss, unblended shadow
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup? Yep!
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Mascara
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yeah I do
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? No, not really
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? MAC
-What do you think of Makeup?? Can't live without it!

That's it for now....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Random FOTD

3:30 PM

Hey y'all

Hope you had an awesome weekend!! I did this look a couple of days ago, and I really liked it. I used some more products from the Spring Color Forecast collection including Fresh Salmon lipstick. I didn't really like Fresh Salmon when I first applied it, but it is slowly becoming a favorite lipstick of mine. It is perfect for spring as is the blush. The blush gives your cheeks a healthy glow, and lasts all day long. I don't know why I waited so long creme blush, but I really like it. Also in this post, I tell you where I applied which eyeshadow I used. If you like the post better this way, please let me know. Have a great week!!

Products Used: (All MAC unless noted)

NARS Sheer Glow Syracuse
Strobe Liquid
Bronze Here Lustre Drops
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Med/Dark

Springshine Blush Ombre (Contour)
Joie-De-Vivre Cremeblend Blush
Warmed Mineralize Skinfinish

Nanogold Eyeshadow (inner 3rd of lid)
Expensive Pink Eyeshadow (Outer half of lid)
Hot Hot Hot Eyeshadow (Crease)
Lala Eyeshadow (Crease)
Sketch Eyeshadow (Outer V)
Femme Fi Eyeshadow (Highlight)
Urban Decay Liquid Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero
Sexy Curves Mascara

Fresh Salmon Lipstick
2n Lipglass

Here come the photos.....

Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Party FOTN

2:18 PM

Hey Ya'll!!

How's everyone doing? Having a great week so far? Hope you had a great Valentine's as well. I actually had a great Valentine's Day. I'm usually the girl who hates Valentine's Day because she's single and bitter. This year I didn't have a man either, but I actually did stuff. I didn't sit at home and mope around wondering why I'm still single. I went out with my single girl-friends for a movie, shopping, and dinner. I had a blast, and I'm gonna make this a yearly tradition. Here's a look I did on Saturday night for a Valentine's party I went to. I used some new products from the Spring Color Forecast Collection. I went out the day before and bought a few more things that I'll show you next. With the purchase, I bought the Lady Gaga Viva Glam Lipstick. I absolutely love this lippie. The haul and review will be up very soon. Anyways, here are the photos...

Products Used (All MAC unless noted)

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Syracuse
Strobe Liquid
Bronze Hero Lustre Drops
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Med/Dark

Springshine Blush Ombre (contour)
Azalea Blush Ombre
By Candelight Mineralize Skinfinish

Crushed Metal Pigments Stacked 1
Lala Eyeshadow
Very Violet Eyeshadow
Femme Fi Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner
Feline Kohl Power
Sexy Curves Mascara

Viva Glam Gaga
Electric Fuchsia Lipglass

ere are the photos...

Hope you enjoyed the photos. Until next time....

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Spring Color Forecast Haul and Review Pt 1

11:14 PM

Hey Everyone,

How's your weekend going? I'm snowed in!! It is once in a blue moon that Atlanta gets snow, so when we do its pretty much shut down everywhere. And on Valentine's weekend to boot. I didn't have major plans, but it still sucks being in the house. Especially when I'm off of work for 4 days. Oh well, being inside the house gives me the perfect opportunity to finally show you all my Spring Color Forecast haul. Its every year in February that MAC releases a big spring collection, and this one has been the biggest one I have seen since I've been using their brand. This collection is set up into four mini collections, each with their own separate color theme. The color themes were Pink, Coral, Plum, and Amber. Each mini collection came with their own set of products. For this part of my haul, I bought products from the Pink and Coral collections. I also included in this haul two products released with other collections released recently.

Here's what I bought:

Spring Forecast Lip Products

Fresh Salmon l/s
Bubblegum l/s
Ember Glow l/g
Victorian l/s

The lip products in this collection were very pretty. There were so many to choose from, I was a little bit overwhelmed. I do think I got the best looking ones in the collection. They seem to also be the most popular. Fresh Salmon is a nice corally color. When applied to the lips it looks like a nice peachy pink. Bubblegum is a really nice purple pink lipstick. It is very pretty on the lips. Ember glow is a nice coral color. It looks very similar to Queen Bee which was released in Summer 2009, so I might be returning this one. Victorian is a gorgeous color. The only problem I have with it is that it is a frost. I normally don't like the finish of a frost lipstick on myself, but I do like this one. It does look quite nice with Queen Bee on top. Overall, I liked the lip products in the collection.


Lala e/s
Very Violet e/s
Straw Harvest e/s

The eye shadows in the collection were gorgeous. There was something for everyone. There were single shadows, quads, and pigments. The eye shadows I bought came with the Pink and Coral collection. Lala is a nice magenta Frost color. It is very similar to Romping eyeshadow, but I like it better. Very Violet eyeshadow is LOVE in a pan. I love purples, so I knew I was going to scoop this one up. Straw harvest looks like an orange shadow in the pot, but once applied to the skin it looks much lighter. Its very pretty. Overall, these shadows were awesome. There is one more that I wanted to purchase so it will be included in part two of this post.

Blush Ombres

Ripe Peach
Azalea Blossom

Blush Ombre's are a new finish to the MAC blush family. Each shade is comprised of a gradient of two colors. The peach color is Ripe Peach and it goes from a bright orange to a nice coral color. When swiped together, you get a nice coral color. The formula makes the skin look very glowy. There is an obvious shimmer in the pan, but when the color is applied to the skin the shimmer is not noticeable. This type of blush is more expensive than the other MAC blushes, but it is also bigger in size. The pan size is equivalent to an MSF, so you get more bang for your buck. I also got Azalea Blossom which has a gradient from purple to pink. The outcome color is a nice pink that gives my skin a flushed look. It is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for spring. They have two other blush ombre's, one looks like a bronzer and the other a deep purple color. I am in love with this formula.

Warm & Cozy and MAC In Lillyland Products

2N l/g
Joie-De-Vivre Cremeblend Blush

When I ordered the Spring Color Forecast products from the MAC website, I also decided to order a couple of products that I didn't get to buy from collections released earlier in the year. 2N lipglass was originally released with the N collection in 2008 and re-released this year with the Warm and Cozy collection. This color is a pink nude color. I've heard rave reviews ever since this product came out. I totally skipped over the N collection when it came out, so I missed out on this beautiful color. It goes great over Victorian lipstick to tone it down a bit. The blush is Joie-De-Vivre and it was released with the MAC in Lillyland collection in January of this year. This color is a nice peach color, and it looks great as a base for Ripe Peach. I'm gonna be saving this blush for springtime. Corals are very in for springtime, and I love it on my skin tone.

This is it for now. I do have a couple more products to show you, but I have to photograph them first. I got a chance to pick up the Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick, and I am totally in love. I'm going to be showing that really soon. Possibly tomorrow since I'm snowed in, but we'll see. Until next time.....

Love, Peace & Happiness!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Random FOTN

10:26 PM

Hey everyone,

I haven't done a makeup post in forever, so I looked through some old photos that I haven't gotten a chance to post yet. I did this look on a night out recently and I love the way it turned out. This look is my go to purple look when I don't have an idea of what makeup look I want to do. My favorite purple to use on a night out is the Make Up For Ever #92, and this is the star of this look. Here come the products and photos.

Products: (All MAC unless noted)

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

NARS Deep Throat Blush
Irridescent Powder Belightful

Digit e/s
Parfait Amour e/s
MUFE #92 e/s
Carbon e/s
Femme Fi e/s
Blackrtrack f/l
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero
Sexy Curves Mascara
Ardell 111 Lashes

Ahoy, There! l/s
Steppin' Out d/g

Here come the photos....

Thanks for looking. Up next should be my Spring Color Forecast haul or the Lush haul.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Weight Loss #2: Fight The Fat!!

11:47 PM

Hey Everyone!!

It's been forever since I updated the ol' blog. How have ya'll been? I've been super busy with school and work. I hope to get back in the full swing of things very soon. I just got in my items from the MAC Spring Color Forecast Collection, so I should be making a haul post soon. Plus I have some great Lush goodies to show you. Since its still in the beginning of the year, I figured I should update on my weight loss adventures. It's been a long time since I updated on my weight loss. Its going great now..... Confession time!!

 I must admit that over the holidays, I completely stopped watching what I was eating and exercising. With holiday parties, finals, and work I was totally not paying attention to what was going in my stomach. Not to mention, my family loves to eat the non-healthy items during the holiday season. Professionals call this mindless eating, and that's definitely what it was. I honestly was not caring what I put in my mouth. I saw the eating come full circle when I went back to doctor in January for my first weigh in of the year. I gained and I gained a lot!!

I was 10 pounds heavier means that my 30 lb loss was now 20!! To tell you I was devastated was an understatement. But how could I really be devastated when I wasn't putting in the effort to keep my weight loss going? To add insult to injury, I was dealt another blow. This one I can't really speak of because its painful to talk about. But talk about a wake up call. The event that happened clicked something in my head that I must lose weight, and I have to do it now. From that moment on, I was on a mission. I have started doing what I'm supposed to in order to keep my weight loss going. I've started watching what I eat, limiting alcohol, and exercising. I got a Wii Fit for Christmas, and it has been a lifesaver. I now look forward to working out. Its a great tool for people trying to lose weight.

Fast forward to a month later (Feb 2010), it was time for me to go back to the doc to weigh in. 10 pounds are off my body!! To say I was excited wasn't the half of it. I was literally over the moon. No one could keep the smile off my face. Now my total weight loss is back to 30 pounds!!! These 30 pounds are awesome, but I want more!! I'm on a mission to get to 100 pounds loss before the end of the summer. I'm trying my best to keep focused, and that means celebrating wins and losses. Plus, I have a great group of people behind me. Some girl friends and I are starting a weight loss support group, and I think this will help immensely. Just knowing there are people behind you that have struggled and are struggling like you is a great comfort. I'm so glad to be back on the train, and it feels amazing!!

Until next time.....