Monday, November 29, 2010


I used my Urban Decay Book of shadows 3 today, I really liked the look I did... i just couldn't get a good shot of it on my camera. (Sony Cybershot 12.1) Does anyone have any camera recommendations? I really want a new one soon.

I used NYX jumbo pencil in slate (midnight blue color) on my lid as a base; then Loaded from the palette on the entire lid; perversion in the crease; uzi in tear duct; and a Milani highlighter; Elf dramatic lashes cut in half.

Revlon Colorstay in Natural tan 330; Revlon Powder; Sunny bronzer on the apples of my cheeks and temples. Milani Brow kit (review on that coming soon!)

Hope everyone is having a great Monday

P.S -- Feel Free to enter my MAC Pink 4 Friday Lipstick giveaway below... if you don't want that color and you are the winner you are free to choose a different shade.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the mail today. . . ♥

So today I had a nice gift in the mail waiting for me when I got home. My sister bought me two new pairs of jeans, one are by Seven for All Mankind and the second pair are by Citizens of Humanity.

Nothing compares to a good pair of jeans when it comes to clothes. You can buy your tops from just about anywhere, but a good pair of quality jeans that have a nice fit are hard to find (if you want to spend cheap that is). I believe my sister got both of these pairs at some kind of outlet store a few days ago in Oklahoma city.

^_^So here are my new jeans... of course I tried them on as soon as I ripped the box open ~

Have you ever tried either of these designer jean brands? I'm loving them, the denim is great quality and gives perfect fit.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

E.L.F Holiday Kits at Target *

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well :) I wanted to share with you all a palette I picked up from Target a few weeks ago. If you check your local Target, in the cosmetics section, you will most likely see a small section of Eyes Lip Face products ranging from $5 dollar eyeshadow palettes and kits, to $1-3 dollar eyeliners, lipglosses, etc.

I decided to try out the 32 eyeshadow palette ($5). I previously only owned two ELF eyeshadows which were from the studio line, they weren't very impressive but I think it may have had a little to do with the colors I chose (white and light tan). I've been using my new ELF palette frequently since purchasing it, and I must say I am impressed. Five dollars is a great deal for the what you are getting out of these shadows, they aren't all the best glide on texture or most pigmented shadows you will ever try, but you get what you pay for. In this case you aren't going to lose.

Great price
Nice color selection... plenty of neutrals and a few bright colors if your feeling adventurous
Some of the shadows are nicely pigmented as well as have a nice texture
Compact case, sturdy, small mirror included in case

Some shadows have poor pigmentation
Matte colors are harder to apply as far as seeing pigmentation
Shadows require a little more packing on than you probably have to do with some of your fav. shadows

Overall: I recommend this if you are someone that doesn't have many shadows in your collection. There are some fun colors that have decent pigmentation, could be a nice practice palette for beginners, especially if you aren't wanting to invest much money into makeup. This isn't really a must have item or anything, just bought on a whim, and for fun.


First Row excluding two highlight colors I couldn't get to show up on my arm. . . I love that gold♥ probably the best pigmentation of them all. *Swatched over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk*

Second Row, as you can see the first color on right wasn't very pigmented. . . I think they actually looked a little better in person.

Third Row... pretty much all the fun colors... I could barely get the light purple to show.

Final Row... as you can see these silver and gray's aren't the best pigmentation but the matte black wasn't too bad.

Have you picked up any of these ELF Holiday kits from Target?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lust Haves ♥

I'm in the midst of packing up (moving) but I wanted to do a post about a few items I am lusting at the moment. The holiday season is right around the corner (black Friday is the Friday after this coming one, wonder if the sales will be good?!) and I'm making my wish list. Here are a few things I have come across that I really would like to try out, this post will be somewhat random so bear with me :)

(all product images found on google image search)
Urban Decay Naked Palette $44 USD - I have to have this. This product has been raved about by all beauty gurus who were lucky enough to get it while it was in stock. It is not limited edition, so don't worry if you can't get it right when they stock back up, it isn't going anywhere!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $42 USD - I think this would be nice for day's when I don't want to wear foundation but still want an even skin tone (Which happen to be most days for me). It has great reviews. One con I already see is the price, very expensive for a tinted moisturizer.

Laura Mercier Loose Powder $34 USD - I've seen plenty of beauty gurus use this product and say it's great. Its translucent so you don't have to worry about picking the right shade. The reviews on Sephora are all pretty much rave reviews, they claim you can just use this alone and it will even out your skin tone. I really want this setting powder.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation $42 - This is a must have product for me once I get past the price tag. I tried this while I was visiting my sister, and I absolutely loved it! It give my skin such a pretty glow, it didn't feel heavy at all, and it was easy to apply and blend out just by using my fingers.

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set $28 USD - I happened to see this while browsing Sephora's site. I think the shade's in this set look amazing and are such a great combination, those all look like wearable shades (for my skin tone at least, some may complain about them being too dark) . I think this a great holiday set and a great way to add colors you may not have in your collection without breaking the bank buying them all individually.

Moving on. . .

(images from kim's blog)

I was browsing Kim K's blog and came across these photos she posted about a new hair chain she designed for her new line Belle Noel for Pascal Mouawad. I think this is really cute. I read some of the comments and some people posted they thought that it wouldn't be a hit, and that they thought it would be too heavy/damaging to the hair. What do you think?

So what are some products you ladies are lusting over right now?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Trend ; Plum Lippies *

As I was browsing in Ulta about a week ago I noticed all NYX products were BOGO 50 % off, seeing as I don't need any new eyeshadows right now I figured I'd pick up some new lippies. For some reason I was very drawn to the darkest lipstick I saw, Medusa.

Medusa is a beautiful deep plum lipstick, if you have ever tried NYX round lipsticks you would know that the formula on these are very pleasing. When you apply these lipsticks it's almost as if your applying chap stick. There is no drying feel, just smooth gliding.

I picked up another round lipstick as well, Peach. In this case the name does not really suit the color, but I thought the shade was beautiful. It's somewhat of a medium rosy shimmery color.

these were just random trying on my new lipstick . . .

Plum shades are very beautiful for the fall season. . . not to mention, trendy! Take a look at a few celebs and models rocking plum shades . .

So push away those nudes and pinks and come on over to the dark side ;)