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Friday, October 29, 2010

October Favorites/Recap/ plus Jersey Shore Snooki inspired look.

I love October guys! Texas State fair, Halloween, cute pink stuff for Breast Cancer Awareness month & much much more. I also like this time around the year because after Halloween, there's Thanksgiving & we just get closer to the holidays!


















Big Tex, I think he's about 52 ft tall.

















This year I went to the State Fair 5 times! I can't believe I did, but I love the food too much haha


Foods I tried/had at the fair this year LOL:

-Fried ice cream *my fav, I get this every year*
-Roasted Buttered Corn w cajun seasoning
-Turkey Leg
-Cheese tator fries
-Texas shaped nachos w. fajitas
-Chicken Fried Bacon *Just bacon  fried in chicken batter*
-Crawfish sausage on a stick
-Funnel cake
-Fried Pizza
-Fried lemonade
-Fried oreos
-Frozen sweet tea
-Bbq brisket sandwich
-- that's all I remember. I shared all of them w friends or w my bf, I did not eat all of that by myself haha.
























My niece Jayda.






















Thai on his first ride ever =).



















Chicken Fried Bacon w Honey mustard. It was yummy!! Sounds like it would give me a heart attack though lol.



















Funnel Cake.



















Fried Pizza








































TX VS OU game outfit =). Hook emm!

October Favorites



















1. Boots expert sensitive light moisturizing lotion- I have no problem with this at all. The Clean & Clear Oil Free Dual Action broke me out.  This is very light and does not make my face feel greasy or sticky at all. I just don't like that it comes in a twist-off cap & not a pump. It's kind of a hassle. I think the bottle is going to last me for quite awhile though. So far, I will be sticking to this and will buy again.
2. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer- Ahh I love this, soo smooth and I like how it doesn't break me out or leave my face oily. Worth my $30. 



3. Rimmel London's Stay Matte powder in Sandstorm- This reminds me of a cheap version of MAC Select Sheer pressed powder. Very sheer and light. The color is more for like NC35-ish skintones but since it's so sheer it doesn't really make my face look white. I just brush one coat all over my face. I don't like the packaging either. It feels like it's going to break or something. Gotta be careful with it.


4. MAC blush in Angel LE- I got this at a CCO last yr. I'm sad that I fell in love with it when it was too late to go back and get a backup. Color is like a soft girly pink. I say it's like a sister to Well Dressed blush. I like to use this on an everyday look if I don't wanna go for a neutral peachy color like Melba or something like Blushbaby. I was looking for a pink that's wearable during the daytime or just a very soft pink to give my cheeks a lil glow. Angel, like its name..makes you look like an angel afterwards =). I can't do a swatch, camera won't pick up!


5.Maybelline's Falsies mascara- A lot of people don't like this, but this stuff works for me.It kind does makes me look like Im wearing falsies. I can imagine someone with full lashes using this. They wouldn't need to apply false lashes! I have really straight short lashes that's hard to curl too. I can even use this for my bottom lashes which is a big plus. This is wayy better than CG lashblast. I wanna try the Colossal one though. This is my HG mascara for now.


6. Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please- My babyyy. I've been neglecting all of my MAC lippies b/c of this one. Perfect pink for me. I did like Born with it, til I notice all the shimmer it has in it. For a night out look, I'd go for Make Me Pink.


7. Neosporins Lip Heath Lip Therapy- After 3 days, I really did see results. You gotta keep using it at least ONCE a day. Preferably before bed or before you apply makeup, so by the time it time for you to put on your lippie..your lips will be smooth and ready =). I'm very happy that I don't have to worry about crusty chapped lips anymore. Ive been looking for something that works just like how Ive been looking for good skincare stuff for my face. I think everyone should try this! Another great stocking stuffer for my girlfriends. I hope they don't read my blog haha mentioned so many stuff that I'm going to stuff in their stockings.


8. Sonia Kashuk Circle of Hope Kabuki brush- The pink bristles caught my eyes. I was going to get the brush set but I already have the bamboo set that's similar to it. I like to use this for my setting powder or on the go brush. I wish there was a retracable one of this. Silver & pink too =).


9. Pink & Black Love & Beauty brush from Forever 21- I got this b/c I needed my own hair brush. Tired of looking for one around the house everyday. I love that it's black & pink. Those are my fav colors. I have this as a favorite b/c Ive been using it everyday of course & I lovee it. I wanna go get the other one now. $3.50 ish I think?







Did you guys go to your State's fair this year? What did you do & eat? 

&

What are you guys dressing up as this year? 

I hope everyone has a good & safe Halloween weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyones costumes/looks & October favorites. Loves ya =)/

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Too Faced Primer & NYX 10 Color Palettes

Hello loves,

I've been checking in at Ulta & Sephora for the Urban Decay NAKED Palette for awhile now. Ulta won't get anymore til next weekend or the end of October. Went to two different Sephora stores & both told me they won't get anymore shipment til January?!? I really want it since I use those kind of colors & shades. I could create so many different smokey eye looks with it. I didn't know about it when it first launched out. So I did miss out =/. I only keep updated with MAC collections. I don't get to read through makeup forums as much. Specktra has too much going on...I think that's like brag central *sorry no offense*. MUA is kinda weird with their forums too, seems a lil unorganized. Temptalia's blog is probably where I need to check on for updates with other brands collections.

Anyways, went in to Ulta today to get the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Primer. I really needed some new eyeshadows for different smokey eye looks I had in mind. I already have a full filled 15 pan MAC palette with neutral & brown shades. I've been neglecting MAC eyeshadows lately. Maybe you guys can help me? I was checking out NYX's section. I was playing with their single eyeshadows & I love the texture of em & how pigmented they are. I really like it better than MAC sorta. Their singles are like $5-6.99 each? Then I looked down & saw the 10 color palettes for $9.99 & Buy 1 get 1 50% off sticker on it. I've seen some of these on blogspot before but I don't remember what or how the swatches looked like. I played & swatched with the Smokey Eyes & the Champagne & Caviar palettes. I fell in loveeee. I'm like perfect..I have 20 colors to play with until I get the NAKED Palette. Some of the colors look similar to some of the shades in the UD NAKED palette. Shoot why not..only $15 for these two palettes. I can't wait to try different looks with these. I think Imma have to go back & get some back ups. I wanna get one for my cousins & friends now. Great stocking stuffers =).


















The Smoke Eyes palette































The Smokey Eyes Palette- Ahh these colors are soo sexy! Some matte & shimmer shades. Very velvety & smooth. Not too much shimmer, I like it. I would definitely use this with a primer or base for it to kinda show really good. Well the black and really dark shade is a bit chalky. Could be used for liner or applied wet on the lash line though. I don't mind the black shade not being a true black. I already have MAC's Carbon & Black Tied that I don't use often. I just like that this can create a soft or dramatic look. Warm or Cool toned too. Great for beginners *like me sorta =)* haha. I barely learning how to blend and do eyeshadows. It's hard working with my eyelids.
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Champagne & Caviar Palette



















Champagne & Caviar Palette- Pretty neutral colors. Perfect for soft daytime smoke! Nothing to complain about really. The colors reminds me of Too Faced Natural & Naked eye kit. I don't have any eyeshadows similar to this. My neutral MAC palette consist of more brown & bronze shades. So I can use some of these colors for an all over the lid or base & for a darker crease, I can just use some from the Smokey Eye palette =).

Hope this helped! Might not be a must habe for everyone but I'm not picky either. I usually try to make whatever makeup work on me. All about blending and really good primers! IMO. I used to be a MAC snob, but Im just giving drugstore brand a chance. If it sucks..I wouldnt bother raving about it. I like finding good deals. Beauty on a budget...it's hard to keep up with an addiction to makeup & such!


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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Primer- I have a thing for primers. I use Victoria's Secret PRO FX & Bare Escentuals Prime Time. I have Smashbox Photo Finish too...still halfway full & I find myself not reaching for it at all. Stupid pump stopped working. 2nd time that's happened to me.

I was given a sample of this at Sephora last week. I tried it & fell in love with it. LOl I fall in love with everything the first time..until I find a better hmm love =). I feel like a primer cheater! Anyways, I really like how this stuff feels. So freaking smooth. A lil thick, but as you rub it off it's not so thick or heavy feeling. Doesn't feel greasy. After I applied it, my face looked very silky smooth without any foundation on. Pores looked smaller too. I wouldn't put too much on or else it might be hard to blend your concealer or foundation in. I've read reviews & I think some applied too much of it. It is thick & not slippery, so people might think they need more than they really do. $30 for 1 oz though...that's the only thing that sucks about it. It's a lil pricey. Its like a better version of Loreal's magic perfecting base primer though honestly. I didn't really like that stuff though. I'm not sure if I will repurchase this. All primers are expensive though. I would invest in a primer since it really does help on how your makeup application goes. So we'll see til I run out I guess.
























































Next primers I want to try are the UD de-slick one, Rimmel's, & Hard Candy Sheer Envy. Have you guys tried any of these? What are you currently using for your face primer?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beauty Bargain: Ulta & Walgreens


















Ulta: 2 Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in Born with It & Pink Please. $3.49 each!! & essence's Kajal eyeliner in black $.99 + $3.50 off coupon. All under $6.


Walgreens: Thanks to Nikka's post. I had 20 mins left to run to Walgreens LOL. All Wet N Wild products 50% off.  I just got the Bare it All lipstick. It was $1.49. All the other ones were gone. I took the last one too. Then I saw that Rimmel London products were all 50% off too! Got the mascara for like $3.29 ish? I had to hurry so that's all I grabbed. Imma go back tomorrow to get the Rimmel London's bronzers. Have til 10/09!


Did anybody get anything on sale recently? Ulta always have good sales too. I received the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink ad catalog. I want almost everything in there LOL. I love Pinkkk. I went to the nearest Ulta by my house & they didn't really have all of that cute pink stuff...online too. WTH?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Too Faced goodies







Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Translucent Powder



Was bored in Sephora & asked the MA what's a good setting powder that doesn't have color in it. She picked this out & told me she uses it. I swatched it & it looked like it would make my face look ghostly white. She told me it goes on translucent and how it keeps your face from looking shiny. I simply bought this for it's cute packaging. I've always wanted another compact that was by Too Faced. So, I finally got it. I wouldn't apply it using the sponge that came with it. It does look like I just caked on a fair tone powder. Made my face look very pale. I gave it a try using a regular powder brush instead, & that was definitely much better. It blended in nicely & didn't look like I put anything on. Basically sets your foundation w/out any color & gives you a matte effect. No shine throughout the day. I use this or my Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder in Honey. MAC blot powder is a lil ashy on me.









Too Faced The Bronzed & the Beautiful Bronzing Powder Kit





Haven't used it yet. It's soo pretty though. I'm scared to even touch it. I already have Sun Bunny & had Pink Leopard before. I swatched Snow Bunny in store. It comes with sucha cute lil kabuki brush. It's soft like a teddy bear.


Face
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid in Fresh Beige
Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Translucent Powder
NYC Bronzer in Sunny
MAC blush in Pink Swoon
MAC MSF Soft & Gentle

Eyes:
MAC Brun for brows
Too Faced Smokey eye kit
Revlon Colorstay liner
Maybelline Falsies mascara
Ardell Wispies lashes

Lips:
MAC Please Me Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga Lipglass


So I've been seeing this Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain ad for awhile. I realy like how it looks on the model. It says that she is wearing Wink Of Pink. I looked up reviews on MUA, and supposely it is darker and looks nothing like the ad or even close to it. I really like the color. 


Does anybody know or tried anything similar to this color? Some say to try the lightest shade in pink from this line but haven't seen it.




My cousin grabbed Strange Potion lipglass for me =). Can't wait til she comes back up here. Ive always thought about MAC doing a Disney Princess collection. I can imagine what colors they would have for Princess Jasmine. Snow White is predictable. I really hope they come out with a Princess collection or something like Cleopatra =).