Thursday, November 29, 2012

The wonderful world of Beauty

Hey dolls. It's definitely been a hot minute since I've done a post.  Yes i have been wearing clothes but I've recently discovered the Wonderful world of Hair & Makeup & based on my collection, you will be able to tell that obsessed is an understatement.

This summer while visiting with my cousin,  I was introduced to foundation by her.   The most i ever wore on my face was an Organic Tinted Moisturizer by Physicians Formula.  But let me tell you, as much as I loved that it's organic, my face literally smelled like a plant when I put it on! My sister also gave me the NAKED pallet by Urban Decay as a gift for starting college =)  It has definitely been my everyday go to pallet.
**Before the pallet I only had a few MAC singles and two Estee Lauder quads that I bought at the Navy Exchange in Japan.  I just loved the colors. oh & of course some shadows from the 100 YEN store (dollar store in Japan) lol. ..

I have been experimenting with so many products now just to see what I like best & what works for me.  What may work for me may not necessarily work for you, which is why I like to focus on describing the product rather than saying I plain out love it or dislike it. 

I have also recently discovered this world that was secret from me in youtube! I have a hand full of beauty gurus that I now follow and can relate to so much.  So I've had the urge to create my own channel with tutorials, hauls & rambles but first I want to acquire the right lighting and editing and filming devices needed so that it will look as professional as possible.  So hopefully if my channel is up soon, I will be posting a link to it here as well as on my facebook page :)

There is just SO much I would love to share with you ladies!! but for now, check out my makeup collection that I've created in the past couple months. (Literally couple, as in 2! if that)  I just took out 5 foundations that are not my shade & I'm fine with that because I will be giving them away.

Here's my obsessive organizing skills:


Here are my Foundations + E.L.F setting spary


My pressed powders, and blushes

Concealers/Brighteners/Primers

Bottom drawer: Eyeshadow  
Middle drawer: Mascara/Liner/Eyebrows

Lips! 
Brushes
(more coming from Sedona Lace!)

Perfume-YUMMY! 
I'm obsessed with Lady Gaga Fame (black and gold bottle)






So that is my little collection thus far.  I hope to expand the storage but I'm crunched for space and this is just what works best for me at the moment.  I hope you enjoyed. If you have any questions about the products please leave me a comment. 

**** A special thanks to my beautiful cousin Nancy! I wouldn't be here without you!! <3 you Doll!****

Thanks for visiting! 
XOXO

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Fav. affordable makeup (+1)

Hey dolls! Just wanted to share some of my favorite -affordable makeup products.  I will be posting about skin & hair soon.

So I have a t-zone oily skin in the summer but since i live in northern Nevada, in the winter my skin dries out excessively. I like to use an oil free moisturizer with SPF.  It's very important to use a daily moisturizer with UVA & UVB Sunscreen to protect against sunburn. (yup even on a cloudy day!)


Laura Mercier: Foundation primer in Hydrating (32.00)

Why I LOVE this:
This is the (+1) because it is not sold in stores such as Walgreens or CVS.  I got mine at Sephora.
I love this primer not only because it hydrates my skin but because it allows my foundation to last all day.
There is also the regular primer, Mineral, Oil free and in Radiance.
 
 The following can be found at your local drugstore/pharmacy


L'Oreal: Magic Perfecting Base (12.99)

Why I LOVE this:
Okay this here, it should just be called Miracle in a jar.  I use this primer on my problem areas where my pores show the most-around my nose.  It makes them completely disappear and when used all over the face, it creates a flawless canvas for your foundation. This really makes a huge difference when it comes to my pores, & I mean HUGE difference!!!! The only down side is that it's a very tiny jar.



L'Oreal: True Match Foundation & Powder (about 8.99)

Why I LIKE this:
This foundation is light weight with great coverage that you can build on. It matches well to your skin. I have tried a few foundations and so far this one has been the best for me.  It's also really great that there is a "cool" "neutral" and "warm" option depending on your skins undertone.


Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind Concealer (8.99)

Why I LOVE this:
This is my favorite concealer for my eye area and no other has replaced it.  It's a twist applicator with liquid cream. Last summer when it came out, I didn't wear much make up  and It worked perfectly alone without eye shadow for a very natural look, however don't pass on the mascara!. They also have an eye brightener which gives your eye that "see! I am awake!" look.


Physicians Formula:  Cashmere Wear Blush (about 12.00)

Why I LIKE this:  
I haven't tried too many blushes simply because I like how my MAC blush works and how this one works as well.  I'm so picky when it comes to choosing blush and lip colors but these two colors work well for me, for many skin tones actually.  It has this super soft cashmere feel and a slight glow to it.  


Physicians Formula: Eye booster and Eyeliner (10.99)

Why I LOVE this:
So I have used gel liners and pencil liners.  They all seemed to fade quickly or they wouldn't stay a true black.   I saw that it had a 24hr wear & was sold.  It does not fade & is still there looking dark & crisp at the end of the night as it did in the morning. 



Rimmel: Glam'Eyes Mascara (6.00-7.00)

Why I LOVE this: 
I have been using this mascara for a couple of years now.  I have tried many and this one is my favorite go to- never let me down.  I have never really bought into the bigger and thicker the wand, the better the mascara. Unlike with the chunkier wands, with this one, I am able to get into the corners and hard to reach places for precise full coverage. My secret for applying mascara: start from the root of your lash and gently move the wand back ad forth horizontally as you swipe up. Make sure your moving it back and forth the entire time as you swipe upward. 


Physicians Formula: Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent

Why I LOVE this:
I put this on last on top of all of my make up. It gives my face that glow we all covet. I sometimes wear it over my tinted moisturizer as well. I think this just completes the look.




BH Cosmetics eyeshadows:

Very affordable, they are very pigmented and they are great for creating bold looks and experimentation with colors!!! I've read reviews that they are similar to Coastal Scents.  I have not tried the other brand yet but I can tell you that BH Cosmetics eye shadows do have a bit of a fall out(they are slightly powdery) but that's nothing a little tapping of the brush to remove excess can't solve. These are so much fun.  I have Urban Decay Vice pallet and since it was so expensive, I would hesitate to experiment and waste my product.  But now i can practice different looks with the BH vibrant colors. Check them out. These can be found at the BH Cosmetics website.

88 Shimmer Pallet

88 Matte Pallet

88 Neutral Pallet

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"if you make enough wrong turns, eventually you will find out what works for you"-Cyndy

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Confidence-your best accesory

.:*WHAT I WORE*:.
Top: Top Shop 
Blazer: Ross
Pants: Old Navy (Similar) 
Shoes: Old navy (old)
Handbag: Coach (similar)
Bracelet: Forever21 (Similar)  /Things Remembered (Gifted)
Earnings: Swarovski (old)









Another peplum top! paired with black for a clean sophisticated look.  I added an animal print necklace as my statement/popping piece.  I usually don't wear flats but it felt like a flats kind of day.  I like to put outfits together, but depending on my mood that day- I change it up.  It's important to feel confident and comfortable in what you are wearing that day.  When you wear confidence, it just brings your outfit together :) 
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm glad mine is over-since I had to Reserve Drill the past three days.  
Thanks for visiting me! xoxo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White & Nudes- Easy Chic

.:*WHAT I WORE*:.
Pants: American Eagle 
Handbag: Amazon
Necklace/Bracelet: F21 (Similar)






I'm really loving the Peplum Top & I love the ones from Top Shop. They are meant to be fitted yet the size 10 was a bit large around the chest. I usually wear a M to L  American Size.  
I also like how Nude & white look paired together.  Add a white top with essentially any color pants and a nude heel & you have a quick chic easy look! 

My Face: Estée Lauder eye shadow quad in "Artic Night"
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in "Hydrating" 
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation for minimal coverage
Maybelline lipstick in "Blissful Berry"

Comming soon a post on my makeup :)  Thank for visiting. Please feel free to comment, I appreciate all feed back! Dont forget to "Like"my  Facebook page and follow me on Twitter

XOXO