Sunday, March 18, 2012

February Favorites

 February was a pretty minimal month in terms of makeup, I was really focusing more on my skin and venturing into contouring/highlighting!

Ahh, my trusty foundation that I've been using since September! I actually ran out of this in early January and tried using Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup in Buff, which was the absolute perfect color match for me, but its such crap. It claims to last 16 hours, but no, it slid off my face in 2. So I hurried my butt back to the drugstore and grabbed what I initially should've gotten in the first place! You know when you use something for a really long time and you just itch to try something else? I think that's what happened with my Revlon ColorStay, but it really made me appreciate how good this actually is. The coverage is great (very buildable without being cake-y) and most importantly is really lasts on my super oily skin, I only need to blot once or twice throughout the day. The only downsides are the color selection (they really need more yellow shades!) and the fact that THERE IS NO FREAKIN' PUMP! Like come on, I don't even mind paying more for the foundation just GIVE ME A PUMP REVLON!

My beloved MAC Blot Powder in Medium has recently died (sad blog post on that soon!) so I needed something to replace it and picked out an old favorite. I used to think this powder was the bee's knees until I tried the MAC one, now its just hard to use anything else but I'm not quite ready to shell out another $23 for it. Compared to eachother, this isn't as good but gets the job done. The Maybelline Dream Matte is much more cake-y so I have to be careful when putting it on, but it does keep the oil at bay for a good 2 or 3 hours. Not too sure why Maybelline decided to put shimmers in this powder, they don't transfer on your face, but still, I would prefer my face makeup to be completely shimmer free unless I'm deliberately highlighting! all in all, this is a great drugstore alternative to the more expensive oil controlling powders.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Now if you know me, I'm not a bronzer person at all. But recently I've been wanting to venture into the world of contouring so I ventured to find the perfect matte bronzer. Initially I didn't like theBalm Bahama Mama because I thought it came across quite muddy in swatches, but when its on your face its a different story! It really works well with my skin tone to just create that "shadowed" look under my cheekbones so I look like I actually have them. It is quite pigmented though, so I have to fight that urge to just swirl my brush in it!

 I love when the weather starts getting warmer because that's when I like my skin to look nice and glowy! I'm usually not one for highlighting just because I have acne and my skin gets a lot of shine throughout the day so its just best not to bring attention to that, but I make an exception in the spring and summer. I've tried other liquid type highlighters and they just really don't work for me because I find them harder to control (I end up getting shimmer everywhere...) so having a powder is just so much easier! This one isn't so much glittery, it just gives a really nice sheen to your skin without being like oh did you cruise the glitter section of a craft store? Plus, this compact looks stunning sitting on my vanity ;)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day and a Little Update on Life

I hope you guys are all enjoying your St. Paddy's day!

I know its been quite a long time in between posts on my blog lately, and trust me I'm very frustrated about it. Lately I've been dealing with a lot of health related issues that are really taking a toll on me!

NOTD: Coral Reef

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color- Coral Reef

Seche Vite- Dry Fast Top Coat

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells

Color Icon™ Eyeshadow Trio

Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. The "how to" palettes are created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks.


-The packaging is very travel friendly in regards to size (not so much in terms of the flimsy plastic case), its very compact and comes with all the colors you need to do your eyes (lid, crease, highlight)
-I love how Wet n Wild gives you a smaller pan for the crease color because you're obviously going to be using less of the darker colors so it really shows they put some thought into putting these trios together
-I got mine when a 40% off Wet n Wild sale was going on (so it was only a little over a $1.50), but even at full price ($2.99) these trios are an absolute steal!
-"Walking on Eggshells" is one of the trios with gorgeous neutral colors that will work for any eye color
-The shadows are buttery smooth, they apply like a dream!
-Because they're so soft, the colors blend really well
-I like that Wet n Wild has the uses for each shadow labeled on the shadows themselves and then gives a little diagram on the back of the trio, it can really help out someone who is less experienced with eyeshadows
-The colors in this trio actually work well together, I've seen some of the other ones that don't have the best combination of shadows
-I've never experienced any fallout when using the "Waling on Eggshells" trio


-Instead of just one crappy little applicator you get two!
-I wish Wet n Wild has included a matte shade in this trio, the shimmer can be a little overwhelming at times
-I really hate the signature Wet n Wild plastic packaging, I wouldn't mind paying an extra couple of dollars for something that's not a flimsy plastic lid. It scratches like no other and feels like it would break if I dropped it
-The staying power is not that good, the colors really begin to fade after 3 hours even with a good primer and I sometimes get creasing
-People go nuts over the Wet n Wild trios, so certain ones can be hard to find (I had to look at 3 different drugstores to find "Walking on Eggshells")
-I'm not a fan of all the weird names of the trios, I kinda wish they would come up with simpler, more straight forward names!
-The little preview pictures on the Wet n Wild site are misleading, the trios look completely different so be careful ordering any of them online


Everybody, and I mean absolutely everybody, should drive on down to their local drugstore and grab this! I don't care if you've been doing makeup for years or you just started last week, this Wet n Wild trio in "Walking on Eggshells" is so neutral and such great quality that you need to own it. Whether I just want to use one shade or I'm in a hurry and need the whole thing for a quick eye look, I'm constantly reaching for these shadows! At the dirt cheap price of $2.99 (or $1.79 if you can catch Wet n Wild on a 40% off sale), you have no excuse to not add this to your collection!
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