Happy Early Halloween!



Just decided it was a smokey kind of day =)

Happy Thursday!!


My Video Review!!

Part 1! All the products I reviewed will be listed at the bottom of the videos!

Part 2

-Revlon Double Twist Mascara
-L'Oreal Collagen Mascara
-CoverGirl Lash Blast
-CoverGirl Lashblast Length
-Maybelline Stiletto
-Lancome Hypnose Drama
-Maybelline Great Lash (Big)

-Maybelline Lash Discovery (Waterproof)
-L'Oreal Double Extend Wear
-Tarte's Lights! Camera! Lashes!
-L'Oreal Voluminous in Black and Carbon Black (Both waterproof)
-L'Oreal Bare Naturale

I hope you guys enjoyed this, I was nervous as heck!!!! Please let me know what you think


Just a quick blurb

So I have been thinking of what to review next for my blog. I'm actually thinking of doing mascaras next. I have a ton of them and I just figured that maybe I could go through each of my faves and non faves.

I might even do a Vlog! What? Hearing myself speak? Outrageous

So by the end of this week there will be an update coming. I'm going to try and be more disciplined when it comes to writing in general. I fall off way to easily.

Till later, stay beautiful!


I'm back!

Ok so i'm back and sorry it's been a while since I've updated. I've been trying to figure out what to review and what not to review, I have a lot of makeup in my apt lol and I've been slowly trying to get rid and keep of what I want and what I don't want.

Another reason why I haven't updated is because this past weekend was my birthday and I was celebrating with the beau ;).

Anywho on to the review!

So what am I going to review today? Well the thing I will talk about is pretty large, in fact it's quoted to be worth a $400 dollar value!

Here is the Sephora Brand Ultimate Blockbuster! But yes this $400 dollar value can be yours for $48.00!! (plus tax of course) This is the ultimate palette for those makeup lovers who want to go and experiment different looks. It's a three tier palette that comes with !96! eyeshadows, 60 lipglosses, 3 blushes, 2 lipliners, 9 eyeliners, and of course the standard brushes. Seriously though, that's insane!! Forty-eighty bucks and I get all this?!

So I was so so very excited to get home and look at all these beautiful colors.  I cleaned my hands and began to test all the colors on my arms and wrists to see how lush and also how pigmented this palette was. I was not disappointed in the eyeshadows. Each one held it's color on my skin beautifully and not only that, it's every spectrum of the rainbow! I adore the blues and the neutrals the most.  I haven't really been able to test all of them yet just because of the sheer abundance them.  The one thing that deters me is the smell. I don't know how to describe it, but every time I open the box, it's like WHAM. I never knew that shadows could have such a strong scent. But once you put it on your eyes the smell dissipates.  Maybe it's just because they are all together. In order to get the full pigmentation of the shadows, I would suggest for you to put on an eye primer like Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It stays much better with a base. Here is a picture below displaying all the different shades.

The next level is not really my favorite level.  Maybe it's because I'm picky about the kinds of lipgloss or lipstick that goes on my lips, but these are all right for me.  The colors in the lip gloss look more concentrated in the box than they do on my lips, but there are some that are nice. They look pretty dark but when I swipe them onto my lips there is a hint of color, which is nice to put over a lipstick or to brighten your lips in general. Some of the were hard, which I didn't like, it took a while for me to pick up any color on my finger or brush and that can be frustrating. Plus I also just go to my array of lipsticks for my lips =).  They didn't excite me as much as the eyeshadows did.

The last layers consists of the eyeliners and brushes and blushes.  The blushes are beautiful. Great for contouring and adding color to brighten up your face.  The eyeliners are pretty decent too, they are non dryings and easy to apply on lash lines without much tugging.  There are also some additional eyeshadows, a row of really matte colors and really shimmery colors. I guess they separated them to show consumers that these could be used to set the eyeliners and also to fill in your eyebrows.  There are also eyeliner pencils which are OK, just by testing them on my hand I could tell that after a while they fade. The brushes are your standard brushes that come with any cosmetic kit...meaning they aren't that great. If you really want to get the full experience with this palette I suggest that with the money you saved buying this palette to go and invest in some good brushes. (Some great cheap brushes that are pretty good quality are at www.coastalscents.com) =)

So bottom line, this is pretty awesome as a gift to a friend who loves to experiment with makeup or to yourself if you want to start dabbling into makeup. With so many different options, there is no way that even the most "non-creative" people will become creative.

Here is the link for those interested:

Stay beautiful


Haul Time!

Ok to make up for the fact that I haven't really updated in about a week, I've coming bearing more than one review. =)

As requested by Ladyboombox I will be telling you all how I feel about Bare Minerals.

So the two I photographed are from the starter kit. These are the main ones I use(d). The starter kit when I bought it came with 3 brushes: the all over face coverage, the kabuki brush, and the concealer brush, and four different powders: Medium, medium beige, warmth, and mineral veil. Now this review is based on the company's older formula, I know they have changed it since I've bought the starter kit so I can't say what the new formula is like on my skin. I've heard that the company has since changed it due to many people complaining about rashes and allergic reactions.

Ok, so now to my love/hate relationship with this product. When I first got it, I was so excited to try it, especially since I've seen the infomercials and heard all the rave reviews about it. (I'm a sucker for advertising) I always wanted the nice finished dewy skin that all the celebrities seem to have all the time so I bought it. The first time I applied it, I did it in the wrong sequence because I didn't bother to look at the dvd it came with...yeah very newbie of me, but anyway, AFTER watching the right way to do it I tried it for about a week everyday. The infomercial and the dvd claimed that it could be quick and easy so I was even excited about that. I found it can be quick and easy and MESSY. Extremely messy, my poor slate grey sink became sprinkled with a mixture of beiges and white powders. It is not quick to have to wash your sink off.

Anywho the product itself claimed that it wasn't like pressed powder and it could be used on all skin types. The small area under my nose is always dry and my cheeks are too at times. Knowing that I had hoped Bare Minerals would be true to their word. Yeah, that didn't work out too well, the formula looked caked on and just not attractive. I also realized that though the starter kit is nice, I never used Medium because it didn't match my skin at all. The warmth was also rarely used because every time I used it (I applied only a tad along my hairline) my Beau would tell me that my face looked way darker than the rest of my body. Another gripe about this product is the fact that I look like a ghost every time someone takes my picture! Because there is mica in it, it reflects off the flash giving me a ghostly white face. Not attractive.

Ok so you're probably wondering, what does she like about it? I do like the coverage. I didn't need a lot to cover blemishes and discolorations on my face. I love the mineral veil, it did what it claimed to do: aka minimize the appearance of pores and give an all over finished look. The brushes that it came with were soft and easy to use, and they didn't shed! Even after I washed them, I got maybe three strands from it.

Maybe the new formulas are nicer, though I would have to read more reviews on them before I decide if I want to try Bare Minerals again.

Ok next review goes to.......

My NARS blush in Angelika. I love this blush, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! If you want that "I just came in from the snow glow" look I recommend this for you. The color just pops. There is some shimmer in it, but when you put it on it doesn't show. Which is a good thing to me, I don't want to look like a glitter stick orgasmed on my face. =D But I have never thought I would like blush so much but I really do enjoy it. I think this will last me a while too just because a tiny bit is all I need to give me some color. I've only used it twice, but I think I'm in love.
Now for people with paler skin, it might give u that baby doll look instead of the flushed look and I don't know how this pink would translate on very dark skin tones, it might not be a great look, I think blushes geared towards the bronzy hues tend to look better on darker skin tones.

Whew, I was gonna add one more but I wrote a lot! I will update soon though, stay beautiful everyone!!



My First Review!

So this is my first review about a cosmetic product. Now to clarify, I'm not a label whore, I don't specifically go for a certain brand just because of it's name, I sample and try an array of products until I find the perfect fit for me.

Ok now that I've gotten that out of the way, my first review will be on *drumroll please.....* my MAC Studio Fix pressed powder in NC40.

Ta Da! It's all pretty in its nice case. *Stares dreamily at it* Ok ok, anyway, I went into Macy's and straight to the MAC counter where they blared Lady GaGa music (she's the new spokesperson for Viva Glam) I asked the very helpful artist to assist me in my quest to find the perfect compact powder for me. My guidelines for this were simple: something I could quickly use to cover my face, non messy, and something that matched my Asian skin. We chitchatted about the different tones and colors and she contemplated the NC35 but then thought against it. (I think she said no because she couldn't find it) She rummaged through the racks of the many Studio Fix's and found the NC40 and applied it on my jawline with the oh so fluffy contour brush. Surprise, surprise she found a great match and it didn't make me look like a ghost like my Bare Minerals in medium beige. I was so happy with it, I purchased it right away along with some other products, I'll be writing my review on them later ;) and waited in anticipation to tear the box open once I got home.

I have been using the product for about a week now, and I have to say it covers pretty evenly without drying my skin out and without me having to cake it on. After I apply my moisturizer and primer, I use a basic big powder brush and just buff it gently onto my skin and viola! a smooth face. I'm in love. This is not drying for me at all. I have combination skin and certain areas such as under my nose and at times my cheeks are flaky, but my forehead can at times be really oily. (bleh) So far when I apply it, it doesn't look cakey and it doesn't look like I'm made up. I hate fussing with the loose mineral powders when I'm in a rush and liquid foundation seems so heavy for me, I literally want to scratch it off my face cause I feel it itches! But this compact, this wonderful compact is so far so good in my book. I definitely think I will be buying this product once I get through this one.

Yeah I look silly in this picture but look at how nice my skin is! =D Tata for now all my beautiful people


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