Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Recent hauls

Hey everyone!!

Sorry I've been lacking on the posts, I had to deal with some stuff in my life and I wasn't able to even get on the computer but I'm back now. I just wanted to share some recent hauls.

First up is my MAC haul from last weekend.

I got:

-MSF Natural in Medium dark
-Powder blush in Mocha
-Tinted lip conditioner in Feelin' Good

This is my small haul of stuff I picked up during the week.

I got:

-Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner in Body envy (At target this two pack was $6.99 and for the big size that's a great deal!)

-Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioning cream

-Victoria's Secret very sexy make up remover

If you would like any of these products reviewed just let me know!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Review: Maybelline define-a-brow eyebrow pencil

What it claims:

-Evenly defines and grooms brows

-Blends easily with brow hair

-Waterproof for all day wear

-Safe for sensitive eyes

-Contact lens safe

-ophthalmologist tested

Expert application tips: Swivel up on full turn to expose point. Using thin hair-like strokes, glide liner along your natural brow line. use attached comb to blend color and groom brow hair.

Price: $5.50-$6.00

Where you can buy it: Wal-mart, Target, Ulta, K-mart and anywhere else Maybelline products are sold.

My Rating: 5 Peace signs

The Good: I've tried quite a few different drug store brand eyebrow pencils and this one by far is my favorite. I personally use the #642 dark brown and I find it's just about a spot on match if you use it with light strokes and blend afterward. The staying power is really great also being someone with oily skin getting eyebrow color to stay isn't always the easiest but this stays! The thing I like the most about this is how thin the actual pencil is, that way you have more control over how much color is going on and how big or small of an area you cover at one time. I don't really like the pencils that are the same size as eyeliners because it can deposit too much color or be too harsh so this pencil is ideal for me.

The Bad: The only thing I can really say bad about this is that the comb thing on the end of the pencil is pretty much useless, it doesn't help you blend and it's angled weird so there's really no point in having it on there but that's just me.

Overall: I would definitely recommend this! It has become my favorite eyebrow pencil and you can't beat the price!

Any questions? Let me know!

*This is just MY opinion/experience with this product, it may or may not work the same for YOU, you never know*

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NOTW: Spontaneous

Hello my gorgeous readers!!

Just wanted to share my nails for this week, definitely one of my faves!

I used L.A. Colors base coat, China Glaze in Spontaneous and Seche Vite fast dry top coat.

I am in LOVE with the Seche Vite, it is definitely the best top coat I've tried. Thank you to Tammy for suggesting it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weekend FOTD

Hey everyone!!

I hope you're all having a great weekend, yesterday I went shopping and did a small haul that I'll post later and today I'm watching football with my fam bam.

Anyways, I wanted to share a look I wore both yesterday and today it's just a fast look using 2 eye shadows so yeah. I'm still really liking the no eyeliner in the waterline look, it's just been easier not worrying if it's running or smudging.

Here's a full face pic with a sexy hair going around the side of my eye lol

I'm not sure why these eye pics are so bright since it was getting dark when I took them and it washes out the color a bit. I also think I look a little crossed eyed hahaha

Products used:

Rebekah eye shadow from the Kat Von D True Love Palette

MAC eye shadow in Llama

Loreal carbon black lineur intense

Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

Maybelline define-a-brow in dark brown

MAC eyebrow wax in Clear

Urban Decay complexion primer potion in Pore perfecting

MAC studio fix powder

Sally girl blush in C-ya

Nivea a kiss of moisture lip balm

Mark gloss blossom ripening lip tint

I LOVE the Kat Von D palette! I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!

If you have any questions or anything on this look don't hesitate to ask!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Review: Sally Hansen hair remover wax strip kit

Hey Everyone! Van asked on my mini haul post how these wax strips were so I thought I would do a review to share. So, here it is. Hope you like!

What it claims: Nothing works quicker or lasts longer. Three simple steps. Pre-waxed strips, pre-cut for underarms, legs and body. Removes even stubborn hair for up to 8weeks. No microwave, no mess. Regrowth is less noticeable.

-European salon formula with soothing bisabolol
-Works on short hair
-Helps slow the appearance of regrowth
-Salon tested
-Dermatologist tested.

-Warm strip in hands
-Separate double sided strips
-Press on, pull off

Where you can buy it:
Walmart, Target, Kmart, Walgreens, CVS and anywhere else Sally Hansen products are sold.


My Rating:
5 Peace signs

The Good
: I LOVE these! I've been using them for about 8 years now and it's the only ones I'll use. I personally just use them for my eyebrows but it comes with 3 different size strips that can be used for other areas as well. The kit also includes an azulene finishing oil that removes the access wax and conditions the area. I follow the directions above but I add an extra step that really helps get a better result. Before heating it up in my hands I cut the strips in a sort of half moon shape that fits right under my brow, that way it gets all the little hairs. The strips are also large enough to get the full area but you can cut them down if they're too big. If you heat up the strips long enough in your hands you just need to press it down a few times along the whole area and then wait a minute for it to really set and grab on to all the hairs and pull it off. You can see right on the strip what you pulled off. For me I'm always amazed at the results. I have gotten my brows done at the salon and these strips do just as good.

The Bad:
I honestly can't find anything bad about this product but as far as regrowth goes it's different for everyone so since this product claims results up to 8 weeks I wouldn't say that's completely true.

These are definitely a must have for me! I would recommend them if you want a cheaper way keep up with your eyebrows (or other areas you might wanna wax).

If you have any questions on something I might have left out, let me know!

*This is just MY opinion/experience with this product. It may or may not work the same for you, you never know!*

Sunday, January 10, 2010

One lovely blog award!

I was given this award by Rai if you don't read her go now! :)
Thank you again Rai!

Rules for recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

I nominate:

Natasha (TheDreamer xoxo)-

I'm sorry if I didn't nominate you, I read A LOT of blogs and it was hard to narrow it down but I do love you all!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mini haul

Hey Everyone!

I'm back with a mini haul from walmart, I don't think I mentioned this but about a month ago I decided I wanted to try to grow out my eyebrows and if you look at my haul below you'll notice I gave up! lol

I got:

-Maybelline Define-a-Brow eyebrow pencil in Dark brown

-Sally Hansen Eyebrow Shapers

-Sally Hansen wax strip kit (this is my fave I only use it for my eyebrows and their the best!)

-Nivea a kiss of moisture hydrating lipcare

If you would like reviews on any of these things, let me know and I'll do it for you! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Questions? Requests? Something you want to see more of?

This is my HMMM, should I ask that? face hahaha.


I'm wanting to know if there's anything you want to see me post on more, if you have a request such as a look, review, anything! Also if you have any questions you would like to ask me I can do that too!

Ask (or request) away my gorgeous readers!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Help! Have you tried this?

I'm on a search for a new face primer. I currently use the MAC prep+prime face. It works good but tends to be a little drying.I have really oily skin so a primer is a huge must for me! I've read reviews and articles on the Too Faced primer shown above and still have mixed thoughts on it. I'm most likely going to stop by Sephora for a sample but before that I just wanted to know if any of you have tried this or have any thoughts on it. Also if you have another primer suggestion I would really appreciate that as well.

Thank you in advance!

Wanna Swap?!

I have these 2 extra China Glaze Matte Magic top coats if anyone is interested in swapping for them.

I'm pretty open on what to swap for so anything beauty related will be cool with me!

Please e-mail me if you are interested here:

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sally's Haul

I know it's been awhile since I did a haul post but it's only because lately I rarely buy much but I wanted to share this since I was excited about a lot of my purchases.

So, here's what I got:

-Philips Teaze brush
-Generic Tea Tree oil treatment.
-Queen Helene Mint Julep natural facial scrub
-Sally Girl baked eye shadows purple and gray (Thank you Tammy, I got these after watching your vid! )
-Sally Girl bronzing powder in Sin-Namon (Thank you Sofia, I wanted this after reading your post!)
-China Glaze matte magic
-Nina Pro polish in Punki Pink
-Seche Vite dry fast top coat
-Orly Matte Vinyl Polish
-China Glaze Polish in Spontaneous

All of this came to just over $40 bucks which was really good, I thought I was spending more.

The Seche Vite top coat was on sale for $4.95 and if you bought that you got a china glaze polish for free!

The Queen Helene Scrubs were on sale 2 for $6 so one was just $3.

Also the biggest deal for me was the China Glaze matte magic which was on the sale table for $1.99. So, if you've wanted to try it out check out your Sally's it might be reduced!!

If you would like a review on anything from this haul, let me know and I'll do it! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

NOTW: Johnny Awesome

Hello my gorgeous readers!!

Just a quick post sharing with you my nails for this week. I decided to go with something bright.

I used L.A. Girl base coat, Icing polish in Johnny Awesome and NYC in a new york color minute quick dry top coat.

What are your favorite base and top coats?

I have only found one top coat that I love and it's not easily available to me so I'm up for suggestions.

Thank you in advance!

Yay I won!!

Hey Everyone!

So, during the month of December I was on a teeny lucky streak and won two giveaways. I was totally shocked both times lol.

The first was this lotion from Tammy's Giveaway:

It's the Skin MD natural shielding lotion. It's been quite a few weeks since I received it and have used it almost non stop since and I really love it. It has really helped out my hands that have been taking a beating with this weather.

The next one is from Rai's Giveaway. The prizes were a surprise so when I seen I won I couldn't wait to see what I got!!

Ahh so many goodies, I can't wait to use everything!! Thank you Rai!