Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bronze Broad



After soaking up every last bit of sun that I could on Memorial Day weekend, I finally got some color. Woohoo! I no longer look like a ghost. My new found semi-tan prompted me to do – what else – shop for summer makeup! I had a bronzer from last year that I had been using, and clumsy me dropped it in my bathroom and it broke. Instead of crying about it, I immediately just went out in search of something new. Since I’ve been SO pleased with all of my Physician’s Formula purchases, I decided to grab their Bronze Booster. And I really do love it so far!
(click here for PF eyeliner review)

This booster gives you more of a glow vs. brown pigment on your cheeks, giving you a more believable complexion. It took me a few days to get used to the form of the bronzer (those tiny little pieces vs. the usual powder) and a few times I knocked them out of the compact haha. However it does come with this cute, short brush that makes the application easier. I was also wary about traveling with it – I could just see the mess it would make if it exploded in my purse – but the top screws on tight and stays put. I like to apply a little more midday at work to freshen up my face.

What are your favorite bronzers? Do you guys stick with the same one or do you like to try different ones? Share with us!! =)


eos balm is EH



This was the first thing I grabbed at Ulta in my psychotic state when I ended my makeup ban. I think the title says it all - it's just EH. I do think it's adorable looking, and it does feel interesting on the lips since it's such a thick stick. In terms of actual moisturizing benefits, I really don't think it does much for me. I've been using it for about a week now, and feel that it doesn't improve the feel of my lips and barely lasts 10 minutes after application.


It was only like $3 so i'm not really kicking myself for buying it, but I think it's more of a cute little thing to put on display than a product that really works well. Sorry for the Debbie Downer review dolls! My friend has the eos lotion and says she LOVES it, so who knows? Maybe it's just me! More reviews to come since I've been slacking lately =)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Makeup Ban OV-AH?

So it's been over 1 month, and I have not bought one piece of makeup, except for my foundation which I view as a necessity. Not one thing. And boy, has it been hard! I had to force myself to walk away from Sephora, Ulta, even the drugstore beauty department to that I wouldn't be tempted!

Now that I've had time to reflect (so deep, right?) I've come to a few conclusions:

  • I've started using makeup that I have already. As I've said before, I had lipsticks, shadows, eye liners, etc that we're still in the plastic, untouched. Not being able to purchase anything new made me really look at what I own already and play with that stuff
  • I'm a huge impulse shopper when it comes to makeup. I looked at the makeup I have barely used, and thought "come on, did I REALLY need that 700th pink lipgloss? Clearly not." I think just being at Sephora and wanting to touch every item in sight is part of my problem. I'm going to try and purchase things only that are new and different, and try to branch out a little bit color-wise.
  • Being on a makeup ban made me sadsies! I know that one isn't a shocker, but I love buying makeup! Nothing brightens up my day more than popping open a new lipstick and swiping it on. My fiance even noticed the sadness, and offered to buy me makeup at the store, ha! Safe to say that unless i'm broke and living in a box, I will not put myself on another makeup ban.

So in honor of the ban being over, I'm going to Ulta later (fully equipped with my $5 off coupon) and buying some much "needed" stuff! Here is my wishlist so far, feel free to throw in there anything you guys have been loving!























Hope everyone is having a great day!! xoxo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

WitchHazel's Tag

Me and my pretty momma on Mother's Day!


So I took this tag from WitchHazel's blog a while ago, and never did it. Go figure, right? Well, i'm doing it now so there!! I didn't copy/paste the rules or anything because I suck, but I thought her questions were cute and fun so I wanted to post my answers! I think I have to make up NEW questions at the bottom, so if you want to repost feel free! Oh, and visit WitchHazel's blog, she is one of the coolest chicks on the bloggosphere! (click here to check her out).


Questions:

What is your favorite animated movie, and why?
Ariel the Little Mermaid! To this day, it still makes me happy. I totally wanted to be her when I was younger...that pretty flowing hair, her cool shell bra and oh, she has a mermaid tale. Love her!





Who is one person that you look up to/admire (non-related)?
Nikki Sixx. So yeah, a bit of a change up from my previous photo right? I’ve always loved him – Motley Crue has been my favorite band for a while now, and Sixx is responsible for much of the band’s success. After co-founding the band, he still plays the bass (and sometimes piano) and has written a bunch of their hit songs. Recently, he has gotten into photography and actually isn’t too bad. Are you guys happy about all this useless knowledge? =)


If you could go out and buy one new pair of shoes right now (with money not being an object) what would they be?
I know I might be being totally cliche, but I would want THESE puppies. My fiance got me a pair of black Louboutins for Christmas, and I've treated them like two infants ever since, making sure they don't get dirty. Someone posted these on my facebook page, and suggested I wear them to my wedding ha! Somehow, I don't think people would care about my wedding dress if I was wearing these!





What's one of your guilty pleasures?

I hate myself for it, but celebrity gossip websites are my Kryptonite.



What is your dream job?

Being a beauty product mad scientist and coming up with new and kick ass products! I'll get there someday!




If you could give your 12 year old self one piece of advise, what would it be?
Stop wearing eyeliner that resembles a wet raccoon.


Do you play video games? And if so, what is your favorite game?
LOVE video games! I'm old school - love any of the Sonic the Hedgehog or Mario games. Zelda. NBA Street. Kingdom Hearts. Call of Duty. OK i'll stop geeking out now.



What's one thing you can put on to make you feel completely glamorous (clothing/makeup/shoes/jewelry)?
I'd have to say a formal dress. I love getting dressed up for weddings, parties, etc. Of course, makeup, jewelry and shoes definitely help a lot too!


What made you smile today?
Greg's cousin has stray kittys outside her house that she feeds, this is one of them! They wouldn't let me near them because they were scared, so I had to settle with this photo instead!



What made you sad today?
Being stuck inside at work all day when the weather is so nice! Almost Friday guys... =)

Who framed Roger Rabbit??
It had to be Loki from the Avengers...



OK, hope you guys enjoyed all this useless trivia about me ha! Hopefully it provided you with SOME entertainment. OK, here are the questions I made up! You guys can post it on your own blog, or leave your answers as comments on my blog. Enjoy! xoxo

1. If you could have any type of animal as a pet, what would it be?
2. Favorite cartoon as a kid?
3. You're on an island and can only bring 5 beauty products. What would they be?
4. What crazy feature do you wish your cell phone had? (Could be as ridiculous as you want!)
5. If you could bring one celebrity back to life, who would it be?
6. If you could eat only one type of candy for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. If someone wrote a back about you, what would the title be?
8. False lashes or natural lashes?
9. If you could guest star on any television series, what would it be?
10. 3 words to best describe you (tough one huh?)


Friday, May 11, 2012

imPRESS?


They were giving these press on nails out in Times Square yesterday, and my boss snagged me one! I've actually wanted to try them for a while, people have said they really do last a week. I'm very hard on my hands, so I'm not sure they would last long on me haha. I'm also not a pro when it comes to nail accessories, I mean, does everyone remember my nail sticker fiasco? (click here to read that post)

If anyone has tried them, any tips on applying them? Share with us! Hope everyone has a great weekend!! xoxo

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flirt with Me

Behold: my new favorite gloss! Now, some of you are thinking “did she break her makeup ban?” No, I haven’t…yet =)

This is a gloss I got about a month ago, and haven’t reviewed it yet. It’s called Big Flirt – Sheer and Shiney Lipgloss in Bigger Than Rose. The number one reason I like it so much, is the oversized applicator! It almost feels like a little pillow on your lips. It makes application so easy – one swipe on the top lip, one swipe on the bottom, and you’re done. I can almost do it without a mirror now, since the applicator covers your entire lip.

The texture is on the creamy side, and is also a bit thick. I like this, because it makes it last longer. It’s not tacky or sticky, or I would toss it in the trash =) I'm usually more of a lipstick chick, but as the weather is changing I sometimes favor a gloss in warmer weather. See below for photos!


Look at that pretty, fluffy doe foot applicator!!
Love the polka dotted tube also




Just to compare the size, I took my Smashbox undereye brighter wand
and put it up against the Flirt gloss applicator. HUGE, right?


It was kind of hard to photograph (like many glosses are) but here's one with the flash on.
You can see the tiny flecks of sparkle in it!


Hope everyone has an excellent weekend! I know i've been kind of sucking in the posting department, work has been so insanely busy this week! I have an awesome line up of products that I have to write reviews for, stay tuned! xoxo