Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Swatch: NYX Orange Soda Lipstick

Purchased: MsCuppyCakes
Texture: Creamy; Opaque
Color: Soft Beige, Orange/Coral Undertones
Best On: Fair - Dark Medium Skin Tone

Overall: I saw a swatch on this and had to try it out. This can make you look like those Ganguru girls if not careful, for sure. But nonetheless, this is a gorgeous unique shade! I haven't worn it out yet but it's definitely those "Summer" shades. The color itself is kinda weird to describe but it definitely is on the nude side with an orange undertone, looks more stark and bright in person but with a light hand can definitely be an everyday wear or base color. Probably would work on most skin tones, I'd be wary though. Texture is always a win with NYX - creamy and easy to apply.

My swatches are always heavily applied but a desired outcome is up to the individual.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Swatch: ELF Beauty Book | Neutral Eye Edition

So I wanted to post on one of my favorite brands again.
You can click here to see all my other related ELF post.

I already have the Smokey Edition and was happy to see they now added Neutral to the Target line.
The Neutral Edition is by far the best one out of their collection. But then again, I love neutral shadows in general. And for $5... orgasm to my wallet.

The shadows are soft so be careful when you press into them because it can cause fallout and breakage. But because they're soft, it makes for highly pigmented stuff! The only "dud" was the first row, first from the bottom left color. Color was too light to show up on me, but it did swatch on fine. Just too sheer I suppose. But the rest are excellent!

Totally recommend!
Anyone have their favorite ELF Eye Edition book?


Friday, August 27, 2010

FOTD: Brown Eyed Girl

This photo was taken before my hair massacre of '10.
Needed to rid all those gross dead ends but I miss it - the Kardashian length. Haha.
Anyways, makeup was on the go and nothing exciting. Just a bit smoked out from a basic neutral.

Eyes [All MAC unless otherwise stated] - Shroom (highlight), Tete-A-Tint (crease), Brown Script (crease), Arena (lid), Embark (outer v, lower lid), Bronze (blended crease, lower lid), Carbon (outer v),  Essense Liquid Liner, L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara, Wet N' Wild Brow Pencil
Lips - totally forgot, sorry.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Swatch: MAC Please Me Lipstick

This was my first MAC lipstick purchase - Please Me!

Status: Permanent
Texture: Matte
Color: Soft Baby Doll Pink
Best On: Fair - Dark Medium Skin Tone

Comparison: NYX Thalia (Left) - MAC Please Me (Center) - NYX Tea Rose (Right)
  • The closes thing I have to MAC Please Me
 Overall: I really love this lipstick but don't reach for it often, don't know why - it's really flattering on. I'm not a huge Matte because my lips are forever dry but this texture is forgiving, it doesn't dry out my lips with proper lip conditioning prior application. The color will likely suit most skin tone depending on self-application, too heavy and it'll look chalky on Olive/Dark skin tone colors. But if you like that Barbie look then you'll probably don't mine.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Giveaway: Apothica Gift Card

Yay.I'm back and with a giveaway for you guys!

SkinCareRX was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers, so nice of them.
You folks have a chance to win a $25 gift card towards Apothica.com. Exciting stuff folks.

For those unfamiliar with the company - Apothica sells Cosmetics (Too Faced, Vincent Longo, Stila, Clinique to name a few) as well as skincare and hair care products towards men and women. So there's a vast amount of products one can look forward to!

Entering is very easy too.

To Enter Apothica Giveaway
  1. Must be a follower on my blog (if not on Blogger or Blog Lovin' - state from where.)
  2. State which form of extra entries you are using (link back for validating purposes - as in twitter/fb name).
  3. Giveaway ends on Monday - September 6th, 2010. 2 weeks from now!
Extra Entries (all entry possibility) - 10 total:
  • 1 Entry for becoming a fan on Facebook.
  • 1 Entry for following on Twitter.
  • 2 Entries for retweeting about my giveaway post.
  • 2 Entries for opting-in Apothica Newsletter (located on the bottom of their website).
  • 4 Entries for a blog post with a link directed to the specified brand
    a.    Must have a minimum of 100 words and use a pre-defined anchor text and link to a specific page.
    b.    For example, if the brand you are highlighting is Too Faced, an entrant would have to use the word “Too Faced” and link it to http://makeup.apothica.com/too-faced.html in their own post.
Winner Information
  1. Winner will be notified and provide me with contact information to be forwarded to Apothica.
  2. Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct.
  3. After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com
  4. Please make sure to save SkinCareRX in your contact info so email won't be regarded as Junk/Spam Mail when trying to be contacted!


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Short Blogger HIATUS...


So, I know - I hardly post enough womp womp.
But I have solid reason - I started an accelerated Clinical Medical Assisting program this week and it's been a scary adjustment going back to school (let alone a medical one) after not being in a class setting for years. I'm getting situated to the thought of being consumed by this for the next 10+ weeks with externship (...it's SUPER accelerated) and work starting up at the end of the month. I'm actually terrified at the thought of weekdays being so busy.

My work brings somewhat stress, I mean - working with 24 kids by yourself is not easy. So many people quit my job or overlook it but when you get down to actually doing your job properly (and I take all my jobs seriously) it can be overwhelming even figuring out what game to freakin' play can be time consuming and a pain in the ass with 24 opinionated children lol.

So I have that going on and also I'm running around trying to get medical things under wrap and me having no medical insurance has been stressful in getting all my shots up to date. Relying on my Mother a lot for paying for EVERYTHING and I'm having such a huge guilt trip over it. It's motivation for me to finish this course and not quit - I wanna let her know her money will actually go towards something besides... er, makeup. The next 2 weeks will be dedicated to that and studying.

ALSO - I had to make an appointment at a clinic because I have been feeling tired more than usual. Everyone tells me it's the heat but I know my body and I never experienced it before. Hopefully it's nothing serious like Diabetes... so the thought of that has me stressed. I want to get back to the gym (how I missed thee) and all the stress has me eating the bad stuff... HORRIBLE FOR MY DIET!

Once all this has subsided, I'll be back to posting more frequently. If anything it'll be on weekends. I had a bunch of post ready to put up but my dummy self deleted all the pictures. I'mma make sure to leave Fridays as my day to create post - it's not easy, I like being detailed and helpful as hell lol. Each post usually takes me 30mins to 1hr to upload, edit, write and tag. It's a bit time consuming, which I don't mind but I need the actual time to worry about it and I'm a perfectionist and anal about how pictures turn out so yeah it takes me awhile lol.

MEAN TIME - Vote on the side about what you would like to see more of in my blog. I forgot to include REVIEW - so click under swatch and it's considered both things to me.

So hang on - don't give up on me lol.