Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FOTD; Vain Kitten

Hey ladies.
Today I have a FOTD to share with you.
I used some Wet `n Wild shadows, which I love & have neglected lately!
Closeup of the eye makeup;
What was used...

Eyes;
Maybelline Color Tattoo Shadow in Tough as Taupe.
Wet `n Wild`s single eyeshadow in Kitten.
Matte dark brown from Wet `n Wild`s Vanity palette.
Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
Maybelline`s LOL Mascara in Black.
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Underground.
2 Lightest shadows from Vanity palette to highlight.

Lips;
Rosebud Salve.
Annabelle lipstick in Plum Passion.

Face;
Corallina blush by Milani.
MAC Studio Fix Powder in C8.


Hope you ladies enjoyed this FOTD.
Hopefully I will be doing tons more soon!
Thanks for reading.
:]

Monday, January 23, 2012

NOTW; Dublin

Hi ladies.
I decided to share my NOTW with you all.
I decided to use the Soulstice Nail Colour in Dublin.
On Soulstice`s website, Dublin is described as a deep gem emerald green.
I think this shade is a perfect color for Winter.



When the color start to chip, I`ll probably add a glitter or crackle polish.
To see swatches all of the Solstice Nail Colours I received, you can click here.

Hope you ladies enjoyed this NOTW post!
Hopefully, I`ll get back into doing these more often.
Have a lovely evening.
:]


[I won this polish from a giveaway, not being sponsored for this post.]

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo Shadow + Demo;

Hi guys!
Today I`m going to share my thoughts on the Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows.
I purchased 3, Tough as Taupe, Fierce & Tangy, & Painted Purple.
You can see all 3 swatched here.

Firstly, these were a product I saw a ton of hype about. I did not pay attention to any reviews. I actually was not intending on purchasing any. However, I caved in & purchased 3 when I took myself off my no buy.

Fierce & Tangy
is my favorite. It is a light orange shade. This one is one of the shades with little to no shimmer. This shade actually last the longest & I got a ton of compliments when wearing this shade.
Tough as Taupe is a grey taupe-y shade. This one is one of the shades with little to no shimmer. This to me would be great to use for a silver smokey eye. It is my second favorite of the bunch.
Painted Purple is a metallic purple. This one I was hoping would be my favorite, however it is the worse of the 3. I wore this today & had TONS of creasing within just a few hours. What I had on my lower lid stayed up for the most part, but everything just below my crease transferred into my crease. This is the only shade to have done that so far. Definitely not something I was hoping for. This may be better suited to try as an eyeliner.

I did a little test to see how long long Tough as Taupe would last.
Below I have showed you with the ELF mineral eyeshadow primer on my left eye under the tattoo shadow & just the tattoo shadow alone on my right eye. I labeled them since I did not flip the photos.


Applied maybe 10 minutes.
As you can see, with the primer, there is creasing already.
After 3 hours, a little faded on the right eye. Fading & creasing on the left.
After 6 hours. A little more fading on the right eye. No too much creasing. Slightly more creasing on the left.
& my FOTD;
I used the new Wet `n Wild Purty Persimmon lipstick.
:D

Final thoughts;
First off, I don`t think these would last with the full staying power for 24 hours. I think after sometime, they would fade or crease. I am somewhat happy that I purchased these shadows. I will say the purple was a disappointment. I do however recommend the taupe & orange shades. I have oily lids, so I did not think these would work in my favor. I was proved wrong with 2 of these. These shadows are best to apply with a brush. For some reason, it does take time to build the color when I used my finger to swatch. However, with a brush it was a lot easier. I do want to get a few more shades, the teal & the bronze. I think these are a great & affordable base for you ladies who are looking for an alternative to MAC paint pots!

So, I`m sure you ladies have tried these right?
If not, what shades are you interested in getting, if at all?
Thanks for reading!
:]

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Bold Pink Lippies;

Today I have another lippie post for you ladies!
I decided to compile my favorite bold pink lip colors.
Looking through my stash, I realized I don`t own many pink lippies.
I definitely will have to change that!
So I picked out 5 that I decided to share.
&They are ALL affordable, no high end.
:D


[L to R;]
Sleek True Color Lipstick in Mystic[looks purple, but it definitely swatches pink], Sleek True Color Lipstick in Pink Freeze, Covergirl Lipstick in Spellbound, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa, & NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose.
[L to R;]
Hand Swatches;
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa, Covergirl Lipstick in Spellbound, Sleek True Color Lipstick in Pink Freeze, & Sleek True Color Lipstick in Mystic.

Trying out swatching my lippies on my lips for you guys.
Here goes nothing!


Sleek True Color Lipstick in Mystic.
Sleek True Color Lipstick in Pink Freeze.
Covergirl Lipstick in Spellbound.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose.

As you can see from above, Mystic is not a true color[IMO]. It`s pretty, but I would have preferred it to be a bit more purple than pink. Out of all, Pink Freeze is my least favorite. It was hard for me to get an even application with this lipstick. Spellbound is probably my favorite of all. I think Addis Ababa is a shade that`s great for a lot of ladies & if you apply Tea Rose on top, gives a great lip combo!
Best part, none of these are limited addition & all cost less than $10!

Since I do not have many pink lippies, please share your favorites below!

Hopefully the lip swatches help out some of you ladies who prefer those.
But I will tell you, they are HARD work. Lol!
I applaud you ladies who do them on a regular basis!

Thanks so much for reading!
Have a lovely evening!
:]

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Canadian Swap Package;

I`m SUPER excited about this post!
Myself & Oliva[StealMyHeartLovee] decided to swap with each other last year.
You can see what I sent her here.
She sent me some lovely goodies & I appreciate her swapping with me.
The only Canadian brands I knew of were Annabelle, Joe Fresh, & Lise Watier.
I asked her to surprise me & she did not disappoint!

Here`s everything. :D

She sent me an Annabelle Smudge liner in Plummed, 2 Annabelle blushes in shade#s 48 & 18, a Gosh Quad in Jamaica, Vasanti blush in Rockies, a glistening body mousse in Vanilla Snow Woman, & 2 Lise Watier 12 hr glam flawless complexion moisturizers.
Closeups of Plummed & Rockies.

She also sent me 2 Annabelle Glitterama Liquid eyeliners in Plutonium & Blue Comet and their Volumelash.com mascara which came with a free eye kohl in black.
These are my favorites of the bunch! Lippiessss! :D
She sent 3 Annabelle lipsticks, 2 of the Quo Lipglosses in Captivate & Pout, 2 Annabelle Volume Lip glosses in Plum(p)tastic & Au Currant, & also a MAC lipstick that I missed out on! :D
The Annabelle lipstick shades she sent were Plum Passion[Pearl finish], Sienna[Creme finish], & Adrenaline[Pearl finish].
I`m excited about this matte lipstick called Prince Noir from MAC.
It was limited edition & sadly I missed out on it when it came out.
Olivia had a backup & was sweet enough to send me one.
Samples of various face products.

2 Quo brushes. A blush brush & an angled eyeliner brush.
And lastly, some Joe Fresh brushes! I got a eyeshadow, powder, & a travel brush set.
Overall I`m VERY happy with everything that I received. I`ve been wearing the Annabelle lipstick in Plum Passion a lot! I cannot wait to try out my brushes & all of my other goodies. Thanks again Olivia!
:D

Also ladies, be sure to check out Olivia`s blog[if you haven`t already].
She`s one of my favorite bloggers & always has the loveliest FOTDs.

Have any of you ladies tried any of these products or done a swap lately?
Let me know if you guys need swatches of anything!
Thanks so much for reading!
:D

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Drugstore Beauty Haul;*

Today I have a haul to share with you guys!
There are SO many new products out that I have wanted to try.
I picked up a few new Wet `n Wild items, Maybelline, &some old Rimmel London items.


I got two of the new Wet `n Wild Megalast polishes. These retail for $1.99.
There are a ton of new shades that Wet `n Wild has come out with & I will be going back for more! I picked up On A Trip[purple] & I Need A Refresh-Mint[minty green].
Both are VERY gorgeous shades!
These also have a new ManiCurve Pro Brush, which I really like.
I think the brush makes it easier & quicker to polish my nails.
However, there is a tiny bit of a struggle to get the brush handle out of the polish.
It`s a bit too thick for the bottle, IMO.
Here are swatches of On A Trip & I Need A Refresh-Mint.

Next, Rimmel London was having a BOGO1/2. I have been eyeing the Stir It Up eyeshadows for a while. They actually were on "sale" for $1.79 & BOGO1/2 made it even better! I picked up As If[purple w/ blue chunks] & Wassup?[orange w/ burgundy chunks]. As you can see from the swatches below, the chunks are very overpowering. These shadows apply very smoothly. I will definitely be picking up the others!

Wet `n Wild has new Megalast lipstick shades!!! These retail for $1.99. I was SOOO excited when I saw these. I only picked up two, but apparently there are at least 4. I picked up Don`t Blink Pink[bright pink] & Purty Persimmon[orange-red]. & Wet `N Wild made the BEST adjustment, they include the lipstick names on the bottoms! YES! I was so excited to see that, because trying to memorize the names by the numbers was annoying! Lol.
Swatches of Purty Persimmon & Don`t Blink Pink;

I also picked up some of the new 24hr Color Tattoos from Maybelline. I was really excited to try these, because I`ve heard they are similar to MAC`s paint pots, but MUCH cheaper. However, after swatching these, I`m not yet sold on them. They did not provide much pigmentation on my skin. I had to apply a few layers to get the desired opacity. :/ Not something I was expecting. The colors are really pretty & I will give them all a few tries before I just give up on them. I picked up Painted Purple[purple], Fierce & Tangy[orange], & Tough As Taupe[grey-taupe-y color]. I paid $5.99 for the orange. For the other two Walgreens was have BOGO1/2 with an original cost of $6.99.

Tough As Taupe.

Painted Purple.
Fierce & Tangy.

I`m excited to find the rest of the Wet `n Wild lipsticks & purchase more of the new polishes.
Also, I can`t wait to pick up the rest of the Rimmel London Stir It Up Shadows.

So, have you ladies tried any of the new Maybelline or Wet `n Wild products out?
Thoughts?
Thanks for reading, as always!
:]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soulstice Nail Color[Swatches + My Initial Thoughts];

Hello ladiesss!
Today I wanted to share with you my Soulstice Nail Colors that I received.
I won these polishes from Jen from Spicedbeauty.com.
I actually forgot that I won these, so they were an awesome surprise in the mail.
I was sent 5 nail polishes & decided to share swatches for you guys.

Here`s a little background info on Soulstice Nail Colors that I found on their website;
They are US based.
The polishes are 100% vegan & cruelty-free.
They also have $35 different shade.


[L to R;]
Ibiza, LA, Telluride, South Beach, &Dublin.
These are all shades from the 2011 Fall Collection.

Ibiza; a very gorgeous hot pink color.

LA over Ibiza; LA is a multi-glitter polish.

South Beach; a matte, sheer white.
[I had to use 3 coats for good opacity.]

Dublin; a lovely green shade.

Telluride; a light green with gold shimmers.
[this one was a little hard to get a good photo of.]

My favorites would have to be Dublin, LA, & Ibiza.
They apply very smoothly & have a great shine without a top coat.
For me, South Beach was a little hard to work with.
It seemed sort of streaky for me.
Telluride is not a shade I would wear, but it`s still a lovely color.
I def would recommend picking up a few!
They have a ton of shades that sound lovely.
I think I`d love to try Rio & Provence out.

You guys can visit Soulstice`s website below;


Have you guys ever heard of Soulstice Nail Colors?
Thoughts?
Thanks so much for reading.
:]



*As noted above, I was sent these products as a giveaway prize. All opinions are un-biased.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MAC Collection[Lips];

Happy New Year ladiesss!
I hope you all had a lovely time bringing in the New Year!
I was on the road, so I didn`t pay much attention to the countdowns.
Today`s post is probably going to be one of my favorites.
It is my MAC lipstick/lipcolor collection.
Really it is my whole collection of MAC lippies.
[Minus my 2 lipglasses, which you can see here.]
Soooo, here we go. :]

Above you see all 16 of my lippies.


[L to R;]
Ever Hip[Creamsheen], Up the Amp[Amplified], Freckletone[Lustre], Plum Bright[Lustre], Spitfire[Satin & I own 2].

My favorites are obviously Plum Bright & Spitfire! I quite often forget that I have Up the Amp. It`s still one of my favorites, but I`ve been using it less lately. I thought Freckletone would be a nice nude...it might be for someone lighter, but not for me! The only way I can pull off Freckletone is if I wear a dark lip liner. I was excited when I found out Ever Hip was being re-promoted...but this color has never really worked for me. Plus I have learned I am NOT a fan of Creamsheen finishes.

Can I still purchase these?
Ever Hip, Plum Bright, & Spitfire are all LE.
Up the Amp & Freckletone are permanent.


[L to R;]
Potent Fig Mattene[Matte], Bust Out![Lustre], Violetta[Amplified], Viva Glam III[Matte].

Bust Out! is my favorite of this bunch. I love the finish of this lipstick & the color. It is VERY similar to Plum Bright. Violetta is a lipstick I`ve been waiting on since it released with the Disney collection. Now that I have it, I haven`t bothered to use it yet. However, I plan to change that soon! Potent Fig I thought would be nice to have as a bold daring color. It`s a very dark purple. There is a drugstore dupe that I found which you can see on my blog here. Lastly is Viva Glam III. I think this is a lovely color for everyday wear, especially for WOC. Plus when you purchase this proceeds go to a great cause!

Can I still purchase these?
Bust Out! & Potent Fig are LE.
Viva Glam III & Violetta are permanent, however you must get Violetta from MAC Pro.

[L to R;]
Vegas Volt[Creamsheen Amplified Creme, thanks for correcting me Rai. :] ], Siss[Satin], Taupe[Matte], Viva Glam Cyndi[Lustre].

Vegas Volt is a lipstick I saw a lot of ladies go crazy over. I was no different. However, it`s not for me. I think the color is gorgeous, but the finish looks terrible on my lips. I may have to try & play around with this color a little more as it truly is gorgeous. Siss was a CCO pick up. I thought it was pretty in the store, but when I got home, it was a different story. Just like with Freckletone, I have to use a darker liner to get this to work for me. It`s probably my least favorite of all. Viva Glam Cyndi is one I got from my sister. It`s a gorgeous color & has to built up on the lips a little for me to get the desired color I want. But well worth it in my opinion. Taupe was my first MAC lipstick purchase. I love the color & that it can be worn as an every day lip. Perfect for WOC, IMO.

Can I still purchase these?
Siss is LE.
Taupe & Vegas Volt are permanent.
Viva Glam Cyndi, I am not sure of...however, it`s not on MAC`s site anymore.


[L to R;]
Goes and Goes Lipcreme & Temper Tantra Kissable Lipcolor.

I can`t really do a mini review of these as I just recently picked them up. I can however say that they are both gorgeous colors. If you are a WOC, Goes and Goes may be a color that you have to play around with to get it to your liking. Temper Tantra is a lovely lipcolor. I def think this is going to be a great everyday shade.

Can I still purchase these?
Temper Tantra & Goes and Goes are both LE.

Sooo, there`s my collection. I am definitely looking to expand it in the near future. I actually have more that I thought I did. Also, I noticed for some reason, my Lustre lipsticks get "dusty"[?] as you can see above, especially with Bust Out! Does that happen to anyone else?

What are some of your favorite MAC lipsticks or lip colors?
I hope you guys enjoyed the post & got some good ideas of lipcolors to try out.
Thanks so much for reading & for the support!
:]
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