Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bronzers/Self Tanners to Try

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel
Guerlain Terracotta Spray
Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Natural Protein Tan
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads
Too Faced Peach Leopard Bronzer
NARS Bronzer Casino
MAC Careblend Bronzer Gold Go Lightly
Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic Bronzer
Clarins Instant Bronze Self Tanning Tint

Hawaiian Ruby Guava
Brazilian Mango Grapefruit
Indian Coconut Nectar
Lotus Garden

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Marine Groove
Taj Sunset
Collector's Edition Coffret

Marc Jacobs
Daisy Eau So Fresh

Harajuku Lovers
G of the Sea

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bloom Circle New Skin Care

Moisturizer - Dr Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisturizer - 78
Morning Wash - Jan Marini Oily Skin Cleansing Gel - 29
Serum - Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum - 29
Exfoliating - PTR Blemish Buffing Beads - 36
Peels - Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel - 128

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Few things that I need to buy first:)

Creamcup Lipstick
Gaga Colors
Soft Brown

Cap Ferrat Trio
Dogon Duo
Casino Bronzer
Stromboli Powder
Galapagos Shadow
Copacabana Multiple

Nookie Nookie Ultrashine
Cha Cha tint
That Gal
Flatter Me Cream Shadow
Stiletto Cream Shadow

For Travel:
Korres Yoghurt Mask
Dr. Dennis Gross Travel Acne Kit
Murad Travel Acne Kit

Foundation Tests:
Laura Mercier Silk Creme - Hazelnut Beige
Guerlain Extreme Parure - 03
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ - 35/45
Bobbi Brown Long Wear
Clarins  Multi-Matte - Tender Ivory
Calrins Truly Matte - Tender Ivory/Golden Beige
EL Double Wear - Tawney
Georgio Armani Luminous Silk - 5.5

Concealer Tests:
Benefit Boi-ing
Benefit Erase Paste
Studio Sculpt
Cover FX
MUFE Full Cover - 8
LM Secret Camouflage
Thebalm Time Balm- medium
EL Maximum Coverage Camouflage
Kat Von D Tattoo
Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer - Beige

Tinted Moisturizers Test:
Laura Mercier Oil Free
Thebalm Balm Shelter
Bobbi Brown Oil Free

Friday, April 29, 2011

Target pickups!

Sonia Kashuk:
ANOTHER flat topped brush <3
Blossomy Nude Lip Crayon
Pinky Nude Lip Crayon
Nectar Luxury Lip Color
Sheer Orchid Luxury Lip Color
Taupe Eye Definer
Paris Night Quad
Brow Gel
Sunset Blush

Sheer Temptation - Tempt
Lip Glace - Marshmallow, Jelly Beam, Caramel
Perfect Stay Eye Color Cream - Lilac
Perfect Stay Eye Color Cream - Vanilla
Define Lip Liner - Nude

Sunday, April 24, 2011


La Vida Loca
Purple Crush
Blue Collar
Pixie Stix
Ancient Jade

Aruba Blue
Mint Candy Apple

round lippies
strawberry milk

african queen
crystal soda

BBOX Purchases

Juice Beauty Full Strength Green Apple Peel
Dr. Dennis Gross All in One Cleanser with Toner
BeFine Exfoliator
AHAVA Foot cream

Deborah Lippman Between the Sheets
Laura Mercier Lip Glace Opal
Jouer Mini Tinted Lip Enhancers
Sue Devitt Ava&Tanzania Pencil
Jouer Mositurizing Lip Gloss Glisten, Riviera, Rose Glisten, Tender


Friday, April 8, 2011

Ultimate wishlist

TOP 'O' THE LIST: (buy soon!)
Laura Mercier Stick Gloss - Pink Jewel (P 20)
Laura Mercier Lip Plumper - Ruby Glaze (P 22)
Laura Mercier Eyeliner - Stormy Grey (S)
Chanel Perlees Ombre - (S 65)
MAC Cremecup Lipstick
UD Deslick in a tube (19)
UD Deslick spray (29)
Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Blotting Powder (P/S 32)

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque - Dragon
Chanel Rouge Coco - Cashmere
Chanel Extraite - Imaginaire
Chanel Russet Moon
Chanel Lover
Chanel Barcelona Red
Laura Mercier Lip Glace - Opal (Birchbox)
Laura Mercier Stick Gloss - Baked Earth
Benefit - Posietint
Benefit - Benetint
Benefit - Cha Cha tint
Deborah Lippman - Naked (S) (Birchbox)
UD shadow - Blunt
UD shadow - Chopper
UD shadow - Blaze
Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick (LE)
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation
Armani Luminous & Lasting Silk Foundations
Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow
NARS Eyeshadow - Galapagos
MAC Eyeshadow - Soft Brown
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Benefit High Beam Highlighter
Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo - Soft-Misty
Chanel Matte Powder
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Ultra Shine - Nookie Nookie
stars n rockets
creme de violet
expensive pink
sushi flower
satellite dreams
all that glitters
da bling
parfait amour
beautiful iris
seedy pearl
deep truth
so there jade eyeliner
purple haze
electric eel
bottle green
knight divine

Crystal Avalanche (Inner)
Gleam (Center)
Malt (Crease)
Handwritten & Swiss Chocolate (Lower)
Mylar (Highlight)

LA Flight:
Liquid Foundation
Tinted Moisturizer
Setting Powder
Mini Face Washes
Travel Brushes
Laura Mercier Palette
AMAC Concealer
De Slick in a Tube
Travel Size All Nighter Spray
Travel Size Clinique Dramatically Different Gel
Eyeshadow Primer

Night Before:
Leave Macademia Hair Mask in Over night, wash out in morning

After Shower:
Korres Moisturizing Mask
Fortune Cookie Soap Cupcake Body Whip

Bring get Lip Balm to use on plane (carry on!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

chanel wishlist+others

Rouge Allure Extraite IMAGINAIRE
Rouge Allure Laque DRAGON
LUSH Saving Face
butter LONDON Branwen's Feather
butter LONDON Henley Regatta
butter LONDON Hrh
butter LONDON No More Waity, Kaity
butter LONDON Tea with the Queen
butter LONDON Rosie Lee
butter LONDON West End Wonderland
butter LONDON Thames
butter LONDON Victoriana
butter LONDON Big Smoke\
Laura Mercier Stick Gloss Pink Jewel
Laura Mercier  Stick Gloss Baked Earth
Laura Mercier Lip Glace Opal
Laura Mercier Lip Plumper Ruby Glaze
Deborah Lippman Glitter in the Air
Deborah Lippman Razzle Dazzle
Deborah Lippman Across the Universe
Deborah Lippman Some Enchanted Evening

Deborah Lippman Daytripper
Deborah Lippman Diamonds and Pearls
Deborah Lippman Makin' Whoopee
Deborah Lippman Wicked Game
Chanel Mat Lumiere Cendre

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nailpolishes on my wish list!

Kisses & Bises
Haute as Hello
Van D'Go
Mint Candy Apple
Barbados Blue
Breezy Beach
Bungle Jungle
Pink Lemonade

San Tan-Tonio
Cosmo-not Tonight Honey!
Hawaiian Orchid
Grand Canyon Sunset
Smok'n in Havana
Big Apple Red
Cozu-Melted the Sun
Dulce de Leche

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Poll Vol. 1 's Karen does these every Monday. And since I'm actually home at a decent time from work and have a little less school load tonight, I'd figure I'd fill one  out too! (MAC Collection swatches up soon!)

1. Mood:
extremely tired. I'm functioning on two hours of sleep; I had a full day of school, work, and now homework! I'm not sure if 'tired' is a mood, but today, it definitely is for me!
2. Are you a red lipstick kinda girl?

I've never worn red lipstick! That's kinda sad. But where I live, not many girls my age like to deck out in makeup. So while I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing it many places around town, I'd definitely wear it out of town. So yes, I believe I am! I love red lipsticks, but it's just a matter of where/when I'd wear them.
3. Do you wear a watch?

Only when it's summertime and I'm working as a counselor out at a summer camp.
4. What was the most cringe-worthy beauty moment of your teenage years?

Thick eyeliner. I think this is a common offense though! Eyeliner must be tasteful in order to be effective!
5. Have you ever purchased a beauty product from a vending machine?

NO! But I really, really, want to! I haven't been to an airport in about five years, but I'll be headed to many this summer! So maybe I can do this then? Hmmm...:)
6. Do you like where you live?

Not at all. It's too small of a town and word/rumors travel fast. I also HATE cold weather! But this is why I'm moving summer of 2012
7. Is there a movie you’ve been wanting to see?

Black Swan, I guess, but I've kinda been turned off from the creepiness that leaks from people's voices when the describe it!
8. Where would you like to visit?
Rome, Israel, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Paris, L.A., NYC, D.C.
9. What’s one thing you love about yourself?

My eyes. They have a tie-dye pattern to them!
10. Weekly goals: 

Go to Chicago, find my dress, get some  MAC products while in town!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Pencil Set, 24/7 Afterglow Cheek Tint, 24/7 Eye Pencil Swatches from Urban Decay 24/7 Spring Collection 2011!

IT'S HERE! I got my UD stuff in the mail recently, and I have to say... I was so excited. One of my favorite beauty brands with ah-ma-za-zing colors. Once I heard on temptalia and makeupandbeautyblog about the spring 2011 collection launch, I knew I had to indulge at least a little bit.

Urban Decay launched two whole new types of products for this special season; 24/7 eyeshadow pencils and the 24/7 Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint. I was so pumped because, well, I use some of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for bases, but they're just too oily and crease. These eyeshadow pencils definitely will NOT do that! Now, I only ask Urban Decay to make a matte highly-pigmented white one :) I even know what they could call it! Smoke. Or... Powder. Hahah! Either way, that would be a dream come true.

It seems that I wasn't the only one who enjoyed these new Urban Decay goodies showing up at my house. Cleo decided to partake in her own Urban Decay adventure. Take a look...

 Look at all of these goodies, ma!
 These are MINE! Leave me alone!
 Look at my cute faces!
 Caught in the act...

 She wouldn't even let me marvel over the eyeshadow pencils without gnawing on me!
I swear, she hopped in their all on her own! I'm so proud to be raising a cosmetic-conscious kitten. I'm a proud mama:) TOO CUTE! I think she should be the new Urban Decay model... she just looked at me and gave me a 'get-out-of-here' look. (she's my laptop buddy, always lays next to me while typing, or attacks my hands.) She's growing so fast! Almost five months!

ANYWAYS.... enough of my ramblings and on to the swatches!
The white text is the eyeliners. The black is the eyeshadow pencils. And the blue is the cream blush!

It's extra big so you can see as much detail as possible!
I only got two eyeshadow pencils, and one cheek tint. They're kinda pricey! And the only thing that pays me is my part time job, and holiday season is over:(

Now for the individual product swatches...

 I've recently discovered Urban Decay's eyeliners, and I have to say, of the many I have tried, these are the best yet. I LOVE them. They are creamy, blendable, and they last! All. Day. Long. I'm serious! I swatched my first two pencils roughly at 8 am in the morning (ransom and dime) worked an eight hour shift, washed my hands, ate, and nestled myself in bed about 11pm. I was reading my nightly book and saw two marks on my wrist, a silver and a purple. They were still there!!! It was amazing... I've been sold ever since and am actually casting my gel liners aside for these puppies! These are top-notch quality. My only problem with these is when I received Whiskey and I took the cap off, the tip of the pencil came off too... this happened with Stray Dog and Corrupt in this kit... which really disappointed me. I wish that wouldn't be an issue at all.

I love these amazing new eyeshadows. Like I said before, all I could possibly ask for besides this is a matte white with GREAT pigmentation (I feel it's super hard to find a cream shadow that is 1)white and 2)actually looks like it does in the pan when you apply it) I'm really happy with these purchases, and I want to call every one of them my own! They're great for the girl on the go, or the lazy girl (it's okay to be lazy, beauties!). Chunkier and shorter than the liners, they're nice and blendable for about a minute and then they don't budge. Sammy likey!

I picked up one of these in 'Quickie' I love the little 'I-just-worked-out' pinch to your cheeks that it gives. These is probably going to become my favorite cream blush, right before MAC's Posey (which is being discontinued and being replaced by cremeblend blushed, which will also have a Posey but it won't be'll be peach. So pick it up before it's gone!) These are a much creamier formula and not as sticky, and they last all day!

The only thing that is limited edition is the pencil set, everything else is set to stay!
These are available either at sephora or urban decay's personal website.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Icy Eyes Tutorial

Products I used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume III (Uzi, Money, Radium, Perversion)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero
Bare Esentuals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara
NARS lip gloss in Turkish Delight
Too Faced eye shadow in Heaven
Unflattering picture... but oh well! if you have any questions, please comment below! I'll definitely answer