Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Song of the Week +Makeup Challenge.

STUCKKK on Repeat:

I loves me some Tyler The Creator ♥
Twisted yet refreshing from all the radio same ol same ol.

I'm also going to start doing the 30 Day Makeup Challenge. The questions seem pretty fun, some are kind of short though so I might double up some days. (:

Join me! Eeeek! I just saw the last one lmaoo. I've never taken a picture without makeup. Oh jeez. We shall see if I do that one lol.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Remember ♥: Memorial Day

Let's not forget the meaning of this day. Let's remember & honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation, their lives. Let's pay a special tribute to those who have served & say a prayer for those who are still serving. God bless them.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nymph Dreams In Coral ღ

[Inspiration Pic]

ELF Quad in Nymph Dreams & Drama • ES A500 EyeLashes
I used the aqua color on the lid & the two browns on the crease. I used the white in Drama for the highlight. I just noticed I misspelled "highlight" in the picture. =/ Now I'm wondering if I've misspelled it in previous pictures. Haha well anyways!! I'm also wearing the short criss cross lashes in ES A500 from KKCenterhk. I used the second lashes down.. shown here

 WnW Mega Matte Lipstick in Just Peachy (903C) • Jordana Incolor Gloss in Peach Sand • (Cheeks) WnW Blush in Pearlescent Pink
This is my second WnW matte lipstick & I love this one too. It's a very light coral. I also used Pearlescent Pink as my blush. It's a peachy pink & it's so pretty & shimmery.

NOTD: A Touch Of Mint
MAC's Mischievous Mint
I put on fake nails lol The $2 ones. ^.^ Woohoo!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Catching The Sunset. ☼

[Inspiration Pic]

Another bright purple & pink look. Ahhh lol for the life of me, I cannot get away from these colors. I don't know why I'm obsessed with wearing these colors lately. I've been loving every bright pink lipstick & every purple eyeshadow just calls to me. =/

WnW Petal Pusher Eyeshadow Palette • Jordana Retractable Eyeliner in Black • WnW ColorIcon Eyeliner in Purple/Violet • ES A500 Eyelashes
I used the Light Pink Browbone on the lid & the White on the inner corners & the highlight. I took the Right Crease color in the crease & lined the top lash line with black & the bottom lash line with the purple liner. Then I topped off the look with the ES A500 lashes from KKCenterhk. 

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Love Forever
Omg!! I discovered a Cosmetic Company Store in our mall & I found this beauty for $11.25 The original price is $16. I think I found my mecca for summer shopping. Haa. They also carried Bobbi Brown stuff. <333 I'm excited to go back with more time. The day I went I was kind of in a rush & just looked at everything really quickly. If you live near a CCS you're sooooo lucky!!

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ES Faux Lashes!

Ahhhh Eyelashes! I was never really into false lashes 'til I bought some on ebay once & now I can't go a day without wearing them! Lol It's a great way to enhance the eyes. Recently,  KK Center HK  was kind enough to send me their  ES A500  pack of eyelashes. I got them yesterday & I'm so impressed with the quality & just the sheer awesomeness. I wanted to show ya'll really quickly what they look like.

[ES A500] • ES Brand Ten Pairs Of Different Styles
This pack is pretty cool because it has different styles. I'm a big fan of using short criss cross lashes for a more subtle & natural look. The thicker lashes (1st ones) & the spiky lashes (3rd ones down) are more dramatic & for bolder looks. Which is what Momma likes. c: I used the very first ones at the top & wore them like this. Compared to the lashes I've been using, the ES lashes are incredibly soft. The strip is flexible & really easy to place & adjust & I loveddd the packaging. They were in perfect condition & secure when I got them. & That's super important to me because when I've ordered lashes from other places, more often than not they don't come adhered  to plastic like these. & When they're not secure, they tend to fall during shipping or get bent the wrong way like this...

Unforgivable! lol

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[ES A500] • ES Brand: Different Styles
Here are some before & after pictures from different angles. Fun Fact; I was holding an envelope to my face in the last pics so ya'll could see the length better. Lol How sad.. my natural lashes are so short. :c

"[She was] dressed in a peignoir of beige lace with a blonde wig above false eyelashes-a kind of Mt Rushmore of the cosmetician's art."
- Dwight Whitney

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Hits & Misses!

Oh the ups & downs of being a beauty consumer! There are times when we pick up a random blush for a couple dollars & it unexpectedly ends up being our favorite go-to cheek color! Then we have times when we wait & save up for the most anticipated "must have" of the season, & it ends up being a total piece of garbage! We've all been there. I've collected some of my biggest favorites & some of my biggest disappointments lately. Lol I was considering doing just a [Favorites] post because I hate being negative but some of these really let me down! & I must vent!!


The Hits ♥
1.) Wet n Wild's Petal Pusher: After being lightweight let down by "Blue Had Me At Hello", I wasn't really planning on picking up anymore of the 8-pan palettes. The blues were kind of hard to blend for me & I thought I would probably get "Comfort Zone" but not this one. I decided to give it a try anyway & I love it. I literally love every color in this. The shadows are soft & the quality is perfect.

2.) Orly's Oh Cabana Boy: Ahhh I love this color! It's a hot pink with a blue undertone that's more obvious IRL. When I first saw it, I thought "Cotton Candy!" lol & for some reason I expected that to be the name of the polish when I turned it over lol. The application is great! The pic above is two coats & was 2 days ago & I haven't had any chipping yet. An obvious hit for me! <3

3.) Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls 3D in Translucent Pearl: My hands down HG face highlighter. I was on the hunt for a powder highlighter for my cheekbones (that's really the only place I highlight) now that summer's coming up. This powder gives off a great glow without being too much. It makes the face look really healthy & I love the way it smells. + The packaging is adorable! It also has a little pearl at the top lol so pretty. (:

4.) Pond's Clarant B3 Moisturizer: It's a dark spot correcting moisturizer that's supposed to even skin tones in 2 weeks & reduces the appearance of dark spots in 4 weeks. I don't use it for this. I just use it as my everyday face moisturizer before I put on my makeup & after cleansing before I go to sleep. It doesn't clog the pores & it does wonders under my eyes. I love it!

Before & After using Shampoo [4 wks]
5.) Regis Designline Silver Shine Shampoo: This shampoo saved my life recently lol. When I dyed my hair blonde, I was left with an ugly ugly yellow-orangy color. My cousin gave me this shampoo that they had recommended to her when her highlights came out brassy. The bottle says "helps to neutralize brassy & yellow tones on grey & blonde hair" & I used it all last month, everyday after using my regular shampoo. I'd leave it in for about 5 mins before rinsing it out. I loveee it! I'm so glad my hair didn't stay looking like Cheetara lol I don't have to use it anymore.

6.) Urban Decay's Naked Palette: Now I'm not a big sucker for neutral shadows. In fact, I think they're quite boring lol I don't know what made me want to jump on the Naked bandwagon but I eventually did & I'm actually glad I did. lol I love this palette & I think the colors (although neutral) are actually really unique & so gorgeous. Even the matte colors like Naked & Buck are so pretty to me. I've been reaching for this a lot since I got it. I love it.. I just didn't love the steepish price. Lol


The Misses! :c
1.) Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Antique Gold: Okay before you freak out. Let me explain myself! lol I really really really wanted the black one but when I got to Walgreens when they came out, it was already sold out. :c So I thought maybe the gold would be okay. This was the only color I got from the set & the picture above was like my 10th try doing this & it came out decent, at best. =/ The polish is very sheer & you can't see the cracks. You literally have to apply the whole glop of polish to get a thick layer & have some crackle (like the pic above). That's the most crackle I could get out of it & it's not what I expected. I wanted it to look as good as the China glaze & OPI ones but no such luck. It's not the worst polish, I just feel like for a $7 nail polish, we shouldn't have to work so hard to get the effect that it advertises on. If anyone wants this, I'll send it to you lol I get so mad when I look at it. I still want the black one though. I've seen some reviews that bash the silver & gold ones but love the regular ones. So I'm thinking maybe the #fail in this has to do with whatever they use to make the polish shimmer.

2.) Milani Even-Tone Powder Foundation (01 Shell): I really had high hopes for this. The product feels sooooo silky & feels just amazing on the skin. The color matched me exactly!! Which is amazing 'cause I have the worst time trying to find my color in any foundation/powder. I'm light-skinned but most of the fair foundations/powders have pink undertones & mine are yellow. So I was really excited about this one until I put it on my face. It's extremely sheer. I guess this would be good as a setting powder. But one of the main things I look for is coverage. I loveee a flawless matte face. This offered the matte but not the flawless lol If I try to build it up for coverage, it starts to look a bit ashey & powdery. So although this has the potential to be a great powder for other girls.. it's a big fat MISS for me. =/

3.) MAC Violet Trance Eyeshadow: I got this awhile back at The Cosmetic Company Store where they sell discontinued or hard to find MAC stuff. I was really excited to try it. I have such a big thing for purple eyeshadows. I love the way they look on brown eyes. So anyway! This shadow's initially came out like 2 years ago, it's from the Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection, it's a matte shadow. *Sigh* So it sounds & looks so perfect but I was so disapointed when I tried to swatch it. No, ladies.. You don't have to adjust your screen settings. That is not a smudge you see above.. that is all I could get when I swatched Violet Trance. It's sooooo sheer & to its defense, it is buildable! & Eventually, after a crapload of rubbing & rubbing & rubbing your brush into the shadow.. you will be able to build the color up. It just didn't seem worth it, at all to me. I lightly swatched some WnW shadows from the Lust palette to show the difference. When I'm paying 3-4 times more money for an eyeshadow.. I expect the color payoff to be better. Call me crazy! I guess I just payed for the brand. *tear*

4.) Crest 3D White Strips (2 Hour Express): Yes, I too fed into the hype of these. :c Can I just say though, for the record.. This is the Mother of all misses. This is the worst thing that has ever crossed paths with me all year. I can't even remember a time I was more in pain than after I took these strips off. I wish I would've read the HONEST reviews on these before I tried them. The only reviews I had seen on these strips were those by Youtube gurus =/ & after trying them myself.. I'm convinced they were lying or didn't leave them on for two hours. I took these off at around 7pm & didn't get any sleep til around 6am. I stayed up all night in agonizing pain & crying. (Thank God I have such a wonderful boyfriend btw) The pain was far beyond just sensitivity. My teeth hurt inside & out & didn't let up at all. I couldn't even open my mouth because the air hurt. I don't recommend these to ANYONE.. besides the fact that they hurt like hell. I noticed zero change in my smile. All the reviews from normal people (non-youtube gurus) that I've seen, have had the same bad experience I did. I don't even know how this product is still out. It really should be banned. It's absolutely horrible!

Sorry to end on such a negative note lol Welp! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!! ♥
Thanks for reading!!


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