Sunday, October 31, 2010

TAG: 7 questions

1. What's better Foundation or Powder?

2. Would you rather go out with only eyeliner or only mascara?

3. What's Better a Hair Straightener or a blow dryer?
Blow dryer

4. Do you like red hair or blonde hair?
Blonde hair

5. Would you rather go out with a good face and weird clothes or with no makeup and pretty clothes?
No makeup and pretty clothes

6. What do you like Better a nice handbag or a glamorous pair of shoes?
A nice handbag

7.French or painted nails?
Painted nails

TAG: 8 "most worn"

Most worn lipstick/lipgloss: MAC lipstick in cosmo

Most worn earrings: Loop earrings

Most worn shirt: American Apparel deep v-neck

Most worn nail polish: China Glaze's for Audrey

Most worn shoe: Vans sk8 hi.

Most worn hair product: Chi silk infusion

Most worn perfume: VS secret charm

Most worn handbag: A vintage sidebag

LOTD + Review: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Ever since I started posting LOTD's, none of them have been an actual look of the day, they were more like a look of the hour. However, this is a make up look that I wear out often... a simple brown smokey eye. 

I wanted to give an initial, yet legitimate review on Urban Decay's primer potion. Also, I recently bought some Missha eyelashes which I totally love and I'm in dire need to get more... and I shall. 

These were at 3:00 p.m.

Now these pictures were at 1:00 a.m. A good 10 hours and there was no creasing whatsoever. The color melted a little, but that was expected, it's still quite vibrant anyways. Btw, I accidentally scratched my eye which is why my eyelash was falling out, but that was towards the ending of the night when it didn't matter.

I've removed my falsies here, and you can see how short my eyelashes are as well as how chinky my eyes are. 

Products used
Foundation: MAC studio fix in NC44
Powder: MAC select/sheer powder in NC40 h
Lips: MAC l/s in spirit
Eyeshadow base: UDPP, MAC paint pot in soft ocre
Eyelashes: Missha 115-A, Loreal carbon black voluminous
Eyeliner: Jordana fabuliner in black
Blush: MAC blush in peachykeen

MAC e/s: all that glitters
MAC e/s: mulch
MAC e/s: mystery

MAC eyebrow pencil in velvetone
NARS e/s in coconut grove

(For the record, I've pretty much listed all of the brushes that I use in my previous lotds... if you've got questions feel free to ask/comment me on anything)

My face is oily. I did no blotting or touching up on powder to my skin. I have quite ugly skin... I wasn't blessed with good skin and a few years ago my skin was absolutely horrible. Maybe I'll post up a blog on some before and after pictures about my experience with acne. That's the reason why I don't hesitate as much to post close up pictures of my face. It's because I know my skin could have been worse at this point, because it has.

Overall, I really love this primer. It's no mystery of why it's so popular and with such great reviews. I've joined the primer potion cult and give this a 5/5, for the 3 p's.

Price: 5/5 $23 ($29 + 20% off)
Product: 5/5 This product does what it's made for... must I really say more?
Packaging: I got the professional sized tube so I had no problems with it. I love it!

Have you got any secrets to keep oily skin at bay?

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- A picture of something you cannot live without.
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 04- List 15 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 06- A hobby you have.
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09- Something/someone you’re proud of.
Day 10- A story about a past relationship.
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike.
Day 12- A picture of your room & don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret.
Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them.
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions.
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play.
Day 16- Something you could live without.
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19- Nicknames you have & how or why you have them.
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be.
Day 21- Share a picture from your day.
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23- What is something you crave.
Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of.
Day 25- What I would find in your bag.
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die.
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge?
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned.
Day 30- A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

LOTD + Review: Urban Decay NYC palette

My second palette I bought. Heaven only knows how many I have yet to show you. Lol jk I have one more. Heeey, I needed to get my hands on a variety of eye shadow colors due to the fact that I don't have many other than my everyday/typical smokey eye look. This was the cheapest way to satisfy my cravings, by HOARDING up on palettes... yay.

Anyways, Urban Decay is known for having very pigmented and shimmery eyeshadows, and that's exactly what I got, except for a matte light black color. Needless to say, I love love love this palette. Although this palette has similar colors to my Too Faced palette, it's okay because that one was a bargain (calculations done on one of my recent posts). It came with two sample-sized pencils of its 24/7 glide-on eye pencils in Ransom and Zero, as well as a sample-sized bottle of Urban Decay's primer potion. Not bad for $54. It's a shame make up has just been pronounced as my newly-found hobby, I would have gotten the Alice in Wonderland palette after seeing numerous posts on tumblr.

Products used
Foundation: MAC face and body foundation in C5 applied with fingers
Powder: MAC select/sheer powder in NC40 applied with Prestige powder brush
Lips: Maybelline lipstick in nude blush
Eyeshadow base: UDPP
Eyelashes: Ebay
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in zero
Blush: MAC blush in peachykeen

Urban Decay e/s:  maui wowie for inner corner applied with Image Essentials angle & dome eye shadow brush
Urban Decay e/s: first I applied suspect to the whole lid except for the inner corner until the brow bone, then applied smog over the same area creating a gradient effect (light brown to dark brown) applied with Image Essentials angle & dome eye shadow brush
Urban Decay e/s: perversion to add depth to my "gradient" applied with Image Essentials crease & smudge brush and blended out
Urban Decay e/s: midnight cowboy rides again for highlight applied with Image Essentials angle & dome eye shadow brush

WNW eyebrow pencil in black
Urban Decay e/s: perversion

NOTD: black glitter

After painting my nails three days in a row, I decided to give me a manicure that would last me more than a day... and this was it. I got to test the black glittered NYX girls nail polish I bought a few days ago. The black nail polish I'm using is actually from the Philippines. This do was simple, yet chic... loved it... too bad it is officially ruined as of today because I swatched nail polish colors on my fingernails! :-) Time for a new do. 

LOTD + Review: Too Faced enchanted glamourland

I bought the Too Faced enchanted glamourland palette because since I'm on the search for my perfect primer, I thought it would be reasonable to get this palette to play around with the colors as well as indulge in a full-sized bottle of its shadow insurance as well as a wonderful, wonderful (full-sized) lip gloss. I really love love love the lip gloss because it complements my lip color quite well as well as giving me that plumping feeling which my lips just absolutely adore.

The shadows are very well pigmented and very easy to blend. There's a good variety of colors that would be great for prom make up application and events where you want your eyes to pop due to its metallic array of colors. For $49 dollars at Sephora, this palette is definitely worth it. After all, the full-sized bottles of shadow insurance and lip gloss are $18 and $19 respectively. Technically you're paying $12 for the eye shadows. Reasonable, right? Most definitely!

Viewer beware: a massive load of pictures are awaiting you. 

Products used
FoundationMax Factor Lasting Performance Stay Put Makeup - Toasted Almond 
Lips: Too Faced lip gloss
Eyeshadow base: Too Faced shadow insurance + MAC paint pot in soft ocre
Eyelashes: Ebay
Eyeliner: Maybelline gel liner in black
Blush: Too Faced blush from palette
Contour: Too Faced bronzer color from palette

Too Faced e/s: ooh & aah for inner corner applied with NYX e/s brush
Too Faced e/s: exclusive storm for outer corner applied with NYX e/s brush
Too Faced e/s: stiletto to define outer color with Sonia Kashuk crease brush then for added depth applied with MAC 219 and blended out with MAC 217

WNW eyebrow pencil in black
Avon brow powder in black

LOTD + Review: L.A. Colors - 10 color palette in Mineral Spa

Perhaps L.A. Colors falls under more of the hit or miss category when it comes to make up. Their nail polishes are decent for their price of $1.99. I bought this L.A. Colors palette for $1.99 and I guess you get what you pay for. I probably wouldn't have been able to apply a decent eyeshadow look without my lovely and reliable MAC brushes and a good base. There wasn't much pigmentation so I really had to pack the color onto my eyelids with the use of 4-5 applications. However, the highlight (I used two highlight colors) was pretty good which only took one application. 

Overall, I would not buy this product again or unless I get to sample the colors at a store or unless I read/hear rave reviews about an L.A. Colors product. :(

Products used
Eyeshadow base: UDPP and MAC paint pot in soft ocre
Eyelashes: Loreal voluminous in black
Eyeliner: Maybelline gel liner in black

L.A. Colors: (1 + 2) copper orange and dark gold for inner corner applied with Smashbox e/s brush
L.A. Colors: (3) dark brown for outer corner applied with MAC 219 and blended out with MAC 217
L.A. Colors:  (4 + 5) beige and light gold for highlight applied with E.L.F. blending brush

WNW eyebrow pencil in black
Avon eyebrow powder in black
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