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The Eyebrow Dilemma

I AM SERIOUSLY SO SICK OF THE EYEBROW ISSUE!
We have bendgate, hairgate, dogegate, and all these other mock watergate wannabe scandals, but no one is talking about the real issues here. WHY ISN’T ANYONE ADDRESSING BROWGATE!??
Seriously!?

Do you have a minute to talk about our lord and savior, the eyebrow?

It is the single most important thing on your face.. ON YOUR FACE, GUYS!

and you do this!!?

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HOW DARE YOU!

A proper eyebrow will compliment your face and make you look like the fierce bitch you know you are.
Now, I know it CAN be complicated. I did have my own eyebrow mishaps – all types of mishaps! I even shaved off my eyebrows once -_- but I tried, damnit! Everyday I tried until I learned how to do it right.
Figure out what your natural shape is and work with it!

No one is perfect, but there’s no way you need to be lookin like this

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WHY DO YOUR EYEBROWS NEED TO LOOK LIKE A BENCH? WHY?

I see so many people on a DAILY basis that I wish I could attack with an eyebrow pencil and show them the heresy they’re committing.

eyebrows-right-shapeLEARN IT, LIVE IT

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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

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!

Day 9: “Makeup storage”

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My makeup  bag is nothing exciting.. it’s just a place to put all my stuff. In it I have a variety of Lipsticks, foundations, powders, eye liner and brow liners. In the black bag that is inside the makeup bag is where I keep my brushes.
This clear bag, I got at Walmart (the closest thing to my apartment and also the only thing around me open 24 hours for my nightly shopping tendencies) I opted for a small, simple bag because I don’t really have a lot of makeup and I realllyyy didn’t want to spend $50 on a makeup box (as beautiful as it was) it’s small, which makes it easier to pack when I travel, and it’s easy to always find space for it :D

Changes!!!! (EXCITEMENT)

A few things have happened to my blog in the last few hours!

I have my own domain name! (YYAAYYY!!!)
Pixxistick.com! WOO

I have a new header picture that I made myself (and would REALLY appreciate feedback!)

I added an “about me” page as well as a “Contact”

So now that I have done all types of awesome blog related stuff I will take myself to bed :D

Any and all feedback on the slight changes are more than appreciated!