Monday, January 26, 2009

Got My Loot!

Hey Steph, got my package today!

Everything looks AWESOME! thanks for the note!

Will definitely take pictures of everything tonight, and will have reviews for the products ive not used before!

Here is alist of everything i won:
  • An adorable makeup bag that holds everything i won
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes in 120 Demi
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes in 110
  • MAC cremestick liner in Summerfruit
  • MAC holiday palette 6 Classic eyes (Devoted Poppy)
  • Inglot Lip Paint in 51
  • MAC pigment sample in Melon
  • Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer (for face)
  • NYC Bronzer in Sunny
  • Everyday Minerals concealor in Peach(this baby is huge! =] )
  • Everyday Minerals blush in Apple
  • 2 Annabelle brushes in a cute little case

Thats everything! Holy Moly!

'til next time!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

(image courtesy of This is the original one, not the light one, but they come in the same bottle.

I realized I have not done a review on this yet, and im almost through an entire bottle!

I used to use the Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder/Gel which is almost an exact dupe for the original Smashbox Photo Finish primer, but it broke me out and felt very heavy.

I got a sample of the original Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but felt it was still too heavy. I asked a sales associate at Sephora what she would recommend and she told me to try the Light one.

After getting a sample, I fell in love! The sales associate explained to me that is it great for people with oily skin (which it says on the back on the bottle as well).

It is white as opposed to that clear/gel look of the original. It also has more of a lotion texture and doesnt feel as silicone-y. It does still have that silky feeling when applied on the skin, but it is not heavy at all.

I really love this primer, but wish it wasnt so expensive. I have had the bottle a few months (i think i bought it around october) and its almost half gone. I use a pump or a pump and a quarter pump to do my whole face. I really love this because it does help with shiney-ness even though im not overly oily.

I also LOVE the packaging! I love pump bottles, and even buy pumps to put on bottles that dont come with one. Also when you start to use enough, you will see the bottom part of the bottle rises, inside the bottle, so you get every last drop. As opposed to typical pump bottles where you have to take the pump out and shake/dump the remaining product out. I really like that about this primer.

I recommend this primer if:

  • you have oily skin
  • you dont like the feeling of heavy primers
  • other primers cause breakouts
  • dont mind splurging a bit

I definitely give this product a 4 out of 5!

Til next time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I won!!!!!

As i stated in a prior post, i entered Steph's Tacky Makeup Contest! ( ) AND I WON!!!!!!

It was my first contest i have ever entered, and i won!!!!!!!

Thanks so much Steph for holding the contest!

In other news, i was home sick from work yesterday, i still feel horrible, but im here at work! BLEH!

I tried making a tutorial, but the weather wasnt up for it. It was snowing and grey out, so i couldnt get any color to show well in the pictures.

Tonight, im going to take some pics for a post tomorrow about my MUST HAVE items!

til next time!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

8ty8 Nail Polish Haul

Last week, I received my order from 8ty8 Beauty Supply. I ordered som enail paints and 3 China Glaze polishes.

Dont have names of paints, but i will get them for you if you would like:
Last 3 polishes are: CG Kaleidiscope him out, For Audrey, Emerald Sparkle.
I LOVE the nail paints. They have long, skinny, brushes so you can do designs on the nails. They were only $1.50 each!!!! I know, great deal!
EXCEPT....all my dang nails broke. Actually, i bit a few of them. I know, horrible. I didnt have paint on them and BAM! , short nails.
So, i am working on growing them again, so i can do better designs.
The polishes are wonderful! I reallllllllllly love them! My favorite is Emerald Sparkle. I have been dying for this polish. I Really love Kaleidiscope him out. Its a SUPER sparkly shade. I wish i had this for New Years Eve! For audry is a creme-y sky blue. Supposed to be like Tiffany Blue.
I really enjoyed my experience with 8ty8 and will definitely be purchasing from them again!
til next time!

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Vanity and Organization

Here is where I spend MOST of my time. In my makeup room. I will try to describe as much as i can for each pciture.

Far away view. Everything on top is stuff i use everyday. Shelf underneath holds cleaning wipes (for desk), traincase with backups, stuff i dont use as often. Plastic drawers hold misc stuffs, cheap pencils etc.

I got the organizers at Target. I think i spend like 20 bucks on them. the left one is most of my face stuff, eye pencils, lip stuff, singe eyeshadows etc. The right one is all of my palettes, and the rest is described in the picture.

Again, this is not everything, and i have added to this picture since receiving a few hauls. Lol.

Brushes. Dirty, yes, and those are headbands on my lamp.

Nail polishes (have more in my bedroom, these are things i use often. MAC pigments, Beauty from the earth minerals, blacktrack fluidline, etc

Some hair stuff. I have a lot more but again, daily usage. My SO and I bought the shelf already finished at Lowe's, bought the L brackets to mount it, and drilled the holes in it to hold my curling iron, flat iron, and blowdryer.
So this is it! I was going to do a collection post, but i really didnt feel like i needed to open all my palettes, etc.
If you want to know what anything is specifically, just ask!
til next time!

MAD at MAC!!

Ok, so i made a MAC BBR purchase. Just some lipglosses, lipsticks, and the Redhead MSF. I decided to use my other credit card instead of the card i already have online with my MAC account. I recieve an email saying it can verify my billing address.

ok things happen, ive moved 3 times in the last few months. I go online to my credit card, verfiy my address with the MAC rep, get another emailt he next day saying the same thing. OK well thats funny...

I decide to just use the regular card i have on account with MAC. So i give her that info, then this morning,again, cant verify my mailing address. Seriously, it just makes me so mad, that im not even going to try again. It wil be my 4th time on the ohone with them, and it has given me time to realize i dont NEED any of the stuff i wanted. Since i already have other stuff i can use. SO now im getting nothing from the collection i wanted to so badly !

UGH! in the process of posting my vanity organization post now, just having to upload lots of pictures.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ok, Ok, Ok...

I took pics of everything last night!!!!!!! i got them uploaded, but didnt have time this morning to email them to my work email. I will do that when i get home from lunch, so i will have my vanity post this afternoon.

ALSO, my MAC haul is coming today. I got MAC fast response eye cream, and Studio Finish Concealer a few days ago with 25% off.

UPS says its out for delivery, so i will be doing a review on those early next week, when i really get a chance to try them a few times.

Until this afternoon!

Ciao Bellas!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Nail Polish Haul

Hey Ladies!

Just got my package in the mail from Eighty Eight Beauty Supply.

Will take pics of colors tomorrow in sunlight, its the only way to do them justice, and will get them uplaoded with the rest of my pics this weekend!

I have quite a few posts to make! Busy busy girl!

Til next time!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Upcoming Posts! =]]

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Year's. Mine was good. My parents have a HUGE party at there house (which is on the lake) and all the neighbors come up. There was about 60 people. It was crazy insane, and so much fun!

Then, this past weekend, me and my SO added to my vanity. We built this awesome shelf that houses my hair stuff and what not.

I took a picture and what not, BUTTTT of course, i cannnnot find the USB cord, AGAIN! So until me and SO and our beagle sniff it out, no pictures.

In the mean time, here are some upcoming posts, in no specific order:

  • Vanity and organization
  • Christmas hauls/gifts/etc
  • Nails of the days (i have a few on my camera)
  • POSSSSIBLY an eye makeup tutorial
  • ANDDDD least but not least, my submission to makeup babble's contest which im super excited about!

Til next time!