Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OPI Pinking of You

I absolutely despise this shade. The consistency is weak and extremely sheer. There is an unusual blue tint to the formula. It took several coats (about 4 or 5) to get it this opaque.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Haul: Part Trois

Freebies, with purchases!
Dear John, Facial Cream & Hello Flawless! Foundation
Birthday Freebie :)

Sephora e/s aspen summit, e/l noir, mascara

Aspen summit-My new favorite eyeshadow shade. I, currently, like it better than MAC vanilla eyeshadow!

With flash
Natural lighting

Haul: Part Deux

Benefit Posietint Cheek Stain
I love wearing this underneath my tinted moisturizer. It gives me a really beautiful, natural, light pink flush!
Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Great eye primer, but I hate the pump at the moment

Haul: Part Un

Benefit-Confessions of a Concealaholic
The kit includes:
That Gal face primer
Erase Paste under eye corrector/concealer
Boi-ing concealer in shade 01 & 02 (perfect for me!)
Eye bright (pink box)-great for inner corner/brow highlight
Lemon-aid eye primer/eyelid brightener
Sample size brushes

Pink! Body Spash
I'm not especially great at describing scents, so I'm not going to attempt it


Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Birthday!

Today is my 18th birthday! I will be with my friends and family today. So, lets celebrate!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MAC Palette Overview

Natural Lighting

L-R: Frozen White (pigment), Vanilla (pigment), Shroom, Brule
All That Glitters, Saddle, Mulch, Glamour Check!
Gleam, Trax, Parfait Amour, Black Tied

I need 3 more shadows to fill my palette. Any favorites you suggest? I'm definitely a neutrals gal as you can see!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer

Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer
$25 for 2.5 fl oz. Kiehl's tinted moisturizer contains SPF 15 and comes in light, medium, and dark. The specific one that I am reviewing is in medium and I am usually an NC 20-25. My first complaint is the lack of shade range Kiehl's has. There needs to be a shade darker than their version of dark, and then maybe a shade between light and medium and medium and dark.

Anyways, the coverage is light-medium and contains a very light-weight feel. This is a great everyday moisturizer that I can pull off with little to no concealer. Unlike other tinted moisturizers, I do not need to wear a moisturizing lotion underneath it. Kiehl's provides moisture for a solid 10-12 hours for me. The foundation leaves a dewy finish, which does not suit my oily T-zone. Because of that, I wear a setting powder on my forehead and nose.

Overall, this is an excellent everyday foundation, with sheer coverage. Many dislike the product because of the smell, but I honestly don't ever notice it (maybe because I wear a lot of makeup with SPF).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

China Glaze Jamaican Out

Jamaican Out is a bright red/orange with gold shimmer throughout the polish. This color looks great on people who have yellow and golden undertones. I used 3 coats for the swatch.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sally Hansen Lightening

Lightening, from Sally Hansen, is a bright pastel yellow. This is THE yellow nail polish for summer. The consistency can get pretty streaky because of the tapered brush. The shape of the brush was difficult for me to get use to because you would have to place the brush on the middle of the nail for it to fan out semi-properly. I used 2 coats for its opaque formula. Lightening is the first Insta-Dry nail polish I've tried and I found that it took about 2-3 full minutes for 2 coats to dry completely.

For the glitter, I used It's Bouquet With Me from Sephora by OPI nail polish. From a distance, the glitter looks silver, with purple flecks. The polish contains a combination of metallic violet and silver chunks of glitter.


Here are some of my favorite outfits:

Dress from thrift shop (originally from F21) and brown, braided, leather belt from Urban Outfitters

Beige and pale blue dress from wholesale shop in Thailand

Light plaid button-up shirt, with floral design also from wholesale shop in Thailand

Cream-colored dress/long top from Styles

Multi-colored tank top from Nordstrom

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I went to Laguna beach, Disneyland, and Arizona and just returned! New posts coming up in the next week. Here are some pictures from visiting family and such :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Essie Tart Deco

Tart deco definitely did not live up to my expectations. In the bottle, the color is a coral with peach undertones, but once applied it is much more orange. I did not apply a top coat, but when you do it's an even more muted neon orange. The formula is thick, so I found it was difficult to apply it in sheer coats. If you are looking for a bright coral shade, this is definitely for you. I, however, prefer Essie Van d' go, which is a pastel pink with a hint of coral. It also turns a little more orange with a top coat. Usually, essie polishes don't do that, so I'm not sure why tart deco keeps turning a bit more orange. Nonetheless, this will probably be a nail polish that I will be wearing a lot during the summer because I have to admit, tart deco looks so pretty in outdoor lighting!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Perfect summer palette

Urban Decay Get Baked: Comes with 4 eyeshadow shades (twice baked, half baked, flipside, baked), 1 travel-sized 24/7 eyeliner (bourbon), 1 travel-sized primer potion (sin)

All shades have a rich texture, intense amount of shimmer, and are highly pigmented. Perfect combo for summer, in my opinion. I'm currently on my second full-sized bourbon liner. This might be the only product I've bought where I am in love with every item. Usually, sets like this come with one best-seller and everything else is "meh". However, these are all quality items, in my book. The only downfall I can think of is that the shadows can be a little too powdery, which can cause fallout. Sephora does not sell this product anymore, but sometimes it's available from the Urban Decay website.

Baked, Flipside, Half Baked, Twice Baked
Primer potion (sin), 24/7 liner bourbon
Urban Decay's primer potion, in sin, is not as shimmery as my swatch. Once blended, it's a shimmery, champagne base. Bourbon liner is a flat, chocolate brown with a golden sheen.

Victoria's Secret Sublime (coral) Lipgloss

Sublime-sheer, light coral/pink
The formula is not too sticky and lasts me probably 2-3 hours.