beauty

September’s Ipsy bag!

I just got my Ipsy bag, maybe 10 minutes ago. I had started the Ipsy bag thing a few months back and I’ve gotten 2, now previous bags that I was just not into. I was going to cancel this service, but had forgotten about it until I got my email confirmation that it was being sent to me lol. I’m super glad I forgot to cancel. This bag seems pretty epic.
I got a powder by Bombshell Cosmetics, which I looked up and have read some great reviews on, and can’t wait to try on myself! I also got a realllyyyyy nice looking lipstick from Hikari, in the color “Cabernet” that I am super excited to use. Got a pencil liner that I didn’t really care for much, but hey lol. Also got a very nice smelling perfume by Harvey Prince, and lastly, a Lavender lotion by BWC(Beauty without cruelty)
All in all, I’m really excited for this month’s bag and I look forward to trying out the things I got and talking about them as I get to use these products more :)

Update!

I haven’t posted in a while. Almost a month! 
As always, been working a lot. Since I spend so many hours in front of a computer at work, naturally, getting off work and sitting in front of my computer isn’t how I want to spend my evenings.. But I do need to get in the habit of posting more.

Anywhoosies

Been using the “Sheer Envy” primer by Hard Candy for some weeks now, and I really like it. I had heard a lot of good things about it, so I went and picked it up. Makes my face super smooth :D

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Also, I’ve been having a thing with Coldplay for weeks now. I downloaded the entire discography and I’ve been listening non-stop. IDK what’s wrong with me :/
That Coldplay thing has also lead to a Placebo thing and I’ve also been listening non-stop to Placebo -_-

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When I have the time, I’ve also been getting into “Dianetics” finally, after YEARS of having the book sitting on my shelf! Why? Because knowledge, that’s why! The book is more of a glorified self help book than anything. Looking forward to finishing it

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Also, I GOT A CAT LIKE A WEEK GO!!! His name is Loki. and he’s awesome :D

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My birthday is coming up in a few weeks! David wants to Drive to NY, and I think that’s an aweessommeee idea! Can’t wait to be back in NY, even it’s just for a few days! Def looking forward to a roadtrip! :D

Been curious as to what else to try as far as makeup. I have so much foundation right now, I don’t think I’ll be getting more for a while.. and I the ones I have, I’m pretty ok with lol
What should be my next buy? All ideas are welcomed :D

Hard Candy “Feelin Blue”

I’ve been working on learning how to do eye makeup for a few weeks now, since it is probably the one thing I really am not good at. Today I decided to play around with the Hard Candy eyeshadows that I had gotten a while ago, but never really have used, since, eyeshadow is not really something I use daily. I used the “Feelin Blue” eyeshadow set and decided to experiment with it a little bit

 

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I chose the blue colors today because I was wearing a blue shirt today and I thought it would be cool to match my eyeshadow to my shirt. yay me. lol.
What I really like about these eyeshadows it that they are so pigmented and you don’t really need a lot of it to have some serious color going. Pricing at around $6 at walmart, they really make for the ideal thing a beginner like myself to start with when it comes to eyeshadow.
Plainly put, I love it.
I played around with it for a little bit and the end result was really nice in my opinion.
For the rest of my face I used my Revlon ColorStay foundation, which I haven’t used in a while and I was sad to find that my opinion on it may have changed. I hadn’t used this foundation in maybe 4 months, and today I opted for it. I like that it is full coverage, but upon applying it, it felt very heavy and not like the other foundations I’ve been using which have been very light and give off a natural glow to the face. This one seemed really heavy and a little difficult to put on, as it became extremely streaky while applying with my brush, so I switched to a beauty sponge to remedy the problem. I really want to think it’s because the foundation maybe needs to be replaced, but maybe it’s because, as I much as I don’t want to admit it, I have fallen in love with Covergirl’s “Ready set Gorgeous” foundation. Maybe it’s time to try something else by Revlon? Not sure.

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I finally gave in and got a nude lipstick by Jordana!!! Surprisingly enough, I ended up loving it. Jordana is extremely inexpensive makeup and the lipsticks I got were around $2.99 each, so I did pick up a few, and I REALLY love the lipsticks. They are matte, and the smell very nice, and they also wear very nicely. The foundation though, was not really something I liked, but that’s another post lol

In the end I was really happy with the way the eyeshadow came out, though I know I still need some more practice, and I really liked the nude lipstick I picked out as well :)

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Shortly after taking this picture, I went to make garlic bread, and for some reason the butter EXPLODED and got everywhere, ruining this perfectly awesome shirt I was wearing LOL but hey, at least I got a pic :D

Lancôme “Teint Idole Ultra” Foundation

about maybe 2 weeks ago I made up my mind that I would search high and low for a new foundation to try that wasn’t drugstore since I’ve tried a few and they’re not bad but hey, maybe the grass is greener lol
I went into Macy’s and was met with the most adorable makeup artist ever. He sat me down and put these creams and founadtion on my face and made me look amazing, so I said I WANT THIS.. I got this foundation and a sample of the moisturizer her put on me all for $48-ish, almost $50, which makes this the most expensive foundation I’ve bought.. Ever, I think.
Excitedly, I get home and I can’t wait to use it myself and see what this “luxe” brand is all about.
First thing I  have to mention is that the packaging is amazing. it’s very pretty looking and the bottle comes with a pump, which is just sublime. So, I wash my face that evening and decide to start using the moisturizer right away since I was in DIRE need of moisturizer.. so as I’m using the moisturizer, also by Lancome, I’m noticing my face is looking a little healthier and I love it. A few days go by and I decide to take out my newly bought foundation and try this on myself.
I really loved the way it looked on me. It gave my face this natural looking glow and it really does not look like I’m wearing makeup at all. I liked that a lot.. The only issue I found with it was that it is really not full coverage and I appreciate full coverage makeup a lot. This foundation at first when I applied it, I wasn’t really sure of it. and I don’t know if it’s just me, but as the day went on, it looked better LOL so by the end of the day I was really happy with it and didn’t wanna remove my makeup.
Now, this foundation IS really great and it looks very amazing and I’m glad I got it, but would I get it again? No. Mainly because I also picked up a Covergirl foundation and also tried it and found that it had a VERY similar effect. and I paid $7 for this Covergirl foundation which I REALLY love. So if I can get a great foundation that doesn’t look cakey, gives a nice glow to the face, and wears naturally and lightweight, I’m going for Covergirl. it’s convenient and inexpensive. Not that Lancome isn’t a great option if you don’t mind spending a little more, but “beauty on a budget” is my motto, what can I say, I’m frugal that way.

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The Covergirl foundation in question, I’ll leave for another post. My favorite drugstore foundation is still by Revlon. As far as higher end stuff, Lancome just wasn’t for me. But hey, I’ll keep looking :D

My first Ipsy bag (WOO!)

So, I’ve been MIA for a bit. Lots of stuff happening.
Friend drama, work drama, apartment complex drama.. way too much for my life!
But in the midst of all this drama, this happened:

 

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I GOT MY FIRST IPSY BAG YAY!!! This came in a bright pink envelope that David (My Fiance) was too excited to way for me to open myself so he of course tore the bag open and opened all of the contents of my bag. He sucks for taking away my unboxing moment lol
The bag was also bright pink, pretty, a little cheap feeling. I wasn’t surprised there and I don’t really care for the bag since the odds of me actually using the bag is nonexistent.
Inside this pink bag of goodies, I got a Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream eyeshadow. I was really excited about this because I like cream shadows, it’s easy to wear, and it also acts like a primer. No losing there.
Next I got a Healthy Sexy Hair “Soy Renewal” Beach spray.. According to the bottle, it gives you a “beach look” while conditioning and texturizing and it also has Argan oil..IDK about most, but my “beach hair” look is normally not a pretty one.. Hence why I DO NOT go to the beach.. Ever.. So the thought of me using a spray that gives me beach hair is scary to me.. But since I have it, I will use it and see what happens lol.
Following that, I got “Dark Tanning Oil”.. No. just no.. This follows with the whole “I don’t go to the beach” thing. No tanning!!!
Lastly, I received a pop beauty bronzer and a “tinted” balm by PIXI

The items in the bag were somewhat expected, as we all in the middle of summer and I’m sure a lot of people will heavily enjoy the contents of their summer bag. I am not one of those people though lol. I’ll probably end up giving the tanning stuff to my mother, since she is a fellow beach goer…and will keep the bronzer and lip balm which I used and like :D

Looking forward to more ipsy bags! :D!

Facebook

Facebook is where we spend most of our time these days. It’s a great way to keep up with friends, family, and everything else for that matter. So it is no surprise that most, if not all of us have Facebook!

So with this said, I’d like to bring up my Facebook and ask everyone who reads this to please check out my page and if you like it, please like it!

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If you look around my blog you can also find my Instagram and Twitter pages and if you want to like them too, well hey, that’s even cooler :)

 

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a moment of vanity

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So I have a new scarf and all these new headbands that I decided to pile on my head LOL also spent my entire lunch hour playing with eyeshadows :) I’m hungry :( but I think I’m getting a little better at it lol!!
Of course, this is nothing fancy what I did, but to me it is a bug deal because I just am NOT good at using eye shadow. Since I was able to wear makeup, I have never been good with it lol I always ended up looking like I got punched in the face and that is def not a good look at all.. ever.. unless your look is “battered woman” then fine.. but that’s not the look I want lol!!
I’ll keep trying to do my best to implement eye shadow into my everyday routine, but I took an hour today just to do eyeshadow.. that’s a bit much. I seriously need to not spend an hour on my face lol.