Monday, July 25, 2011 BUH-BUYS! I know my shopping cart is full!

Hey guys!  I just wanted to inform you that is having a huge sale on their site and the items I am so excited about are their [old-style] brushes.  Their brushes are 50% off and such a great deal!  I believe they are being discontinued because they have newer brushes out now, but the old ones are still really good, high-quality brushes!  If you check on, these brushes are actually still full price, so...  I recommend you start your shopping on in the "BUH-BUYS" section!  Happy shopping!

#1 Recommendation: Hard Angle Brush $8- As Liza put it, "You can never have too many hard angle brushes!"  =)  Beauty Mark: A

#2 Recommendation: Lip Gloss $13- They aren't 50% off (they're actually 28% off), but still a great deal!  I love these glosses because they are nice wearing and non-sticky.  My favorite color is: I'm with the band.  Beauty Mark: A

#3 Recommendation: Lip Liners $10- Although I've never tried these liners, I have 2 of their old-style liners and they are amongst my favorite!  Definitely worth trying at $10!  Beauty Mark: A+ (if they're similar to the old ones.)

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Who says you can't be Seventeen* again?!

Hahaha, OK.  What I meant was "who says you can't try and look like you're seventeen again?!"  =)  And that's exactly what I did with my makeup look today.  I was browsing Maribelle's latest edition of Seventeen magazine and I found a look that was called "beach goddess" that I really liked, so I copied it!  It was a look that boasted tropical colors and it also gave me another chance to wear my fave summer lip color (a hot red-tangerine).  Hope you like this fun look!

*Disclaimer- please excuse my hair!  It was still wet from the shower and for those of you who know me, I don't really do much with my hair besides part it and throw it up in a ponytail.  Maybe in future post, I'll do a hairstyle! Also, excuse my big face in the close-up again.  =)

Lipstix Mineral Foundation- Country Beige
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Bronzer Trio- Golden Lariat
Lipstix Blush- Coral Sun

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer- (Only on my lids and lower lash line.)
ULTA Eyeshadow Palette- Turquoise and Teal (Sorry, they don't have names.)
L'oreal Carbon Black Telescopic Mascara

MAC Lip Liner- Redd
MAC Lipstick- Vegas Volt
MAC Cremesheen Glass- Richer, Lusher
Bath & Body Works Liplicious Sheer Lip Color- Pineapple Juice (Gold gloss to give lips that super shine!)

So, what do you guys think?  Could I pass for seventeen?!  Haha, j/k...  Wishful thinking...  Byee!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Easy Everyday Makeup

Hello Lovelies!  Today I'm finally going to post a few pics of me in a makeup look that I did!  The look I was going for was a natural, everyday look that you can wear out to run errands, have lunch with friends, or even to work!  I hope you like it and don't get scared of my big face in the close-up!  Love you!  (I will also list all products used.)

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Fluid- NC42
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer- NC 35 (Great concealer!  My favorite ever.)
Benefit Bronzer- Hoola (I used to hate this product, but now I LOVE it!)
NARS Blush- Orgasm (I wanted to put to use the blush that everyone is crazy about.  So far, I like it.)

Ulta Ultimate Brows Brow Pencil- Warm Brown (I only use this pencil for the top of my brow.)
MAC Eyeshadow- Cork (To fill in the rest of my brow.)
MAC Fluidline- Dipdown (Something about brown eyeliner for everyday use...  It is Amazing!)
Shu Uemura Lash Curler- No mascara needed!

Lipstix Lip Liner- Mocha Mauve (Lipstix is my friend's own makeup line and it is very cute!  Ask me for more info!)
MAC Lipstick- Faux (My all-time favorite color.)
Lipstix Lipstick- Mauvelous
NARS Lipgloss- Orgasm (Had to match of course.)

Close-up to really see the colors.  Hope you like this look!  P.S.  I'm not wearing that shirt out.  It's one of Seth's old tees that I wear for sleeping!  Have a good weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I got lucky and scored a MAC brush 235 yesterday!

So happy to have bought this limited edition brush from MAC!  Funny story, I had dinner with a couple of my girlfriends yesterday, and oops! I forgot my wallet...  But, I did still have my Macy's card, so I headed over with the hopes of finding this brush (#235- $30), and guess what?  I got their very last one!  Yay!  Why is it so awesome?  Well, it's a duo fiber eye shadow brush that has synthetic hair on one side and real [probably goat] hair on the other.  I bought it to use for my concealing needs and after trying it today I must say that I am very satisfied with my purchase!  If you haven't gotten one already, head over to your nearest MAC counter and buy one too, because it's already sold out online.  Check out the rest of this amazing collection too, called "Semi-Precious Colour and Skin"!  Goodnight beauties!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Beauty Quickie- SUPER Soft & KISSABLE Lips!

Hey dolls!  Follow this super quick regimen before your date tonight and a few times a week as well and you'll have super soft and kissable lips!  =)

Gently scrub your lips with LUSH Bubble Gum flavored Lip Scrub ($8.95) and lick- yes, LICK- or tissue off the rest of the granules, then finish with CO. Bigelow Apple or Blueberry flavored Rose Salve ($2 at Bath and Body Works right now!) to ultra moisturize your lips.  Follow with your favorite lip look or nothing more!  Your man (or woman) will love you for it!  =)  Happy Kisses!

Monday, July 4, 2011

MAC "Dittos" for Urban Decay NAKED Palette!

Hello lovlies!  You do not understand how excited I am to bring you this posting!  But first let me start off by saying...  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!  =)  Hope you're all having a fun and safe holiday so far!  =)

OK, so for the longest time I have been fantasizing/contemplating about buying the Urban Decay Naked Palette ($48) because of all the raves and reviews I have heard on YouTube, but I held off for a couple of reasons...  First, I'm not that big into neutrals & browns and $48 is A LOT of money.  Mostly though, I held off because it is always so hard for me to stray from MAC eye shadows, which I feel are the best on the market.  With that said, I came up with this idea to create my very own "NAKED Palette" using MAC eye shadows and I finally had time to do this today!  (Oh and just a side note, I'll be using the term "ditto" for an item that is similar, identical, or duplicate, just 'cause I think it's cute!)  So, first I'm going to share with you pics of both palettes, swatches, and then the listing of each color so that  if you're like me and have a ton of MAC shadows, you can pull them out and do the same!

Urban Decay Naked Palette
MAC "Dittos" for NAKED Palette
UD NAKED Palette Swatches
MAC Dittos Swatches (Gosh, my arm looks fat!  Bad angle, I guess...)
Dittos:  (UD listed first, then MAC)
Virgin = Chill
Sin = Crystal Avalanche
Naked = Symmetry
Sidecar = Phloof!
Buck = Cork
Half Baked = Goldmine
Smog = Bronze
Darkhorse = Smut
Toasted = Wood-Winked
Hustle = Charcoal Brown
Creep = Carbon
Gunmetal = Waft

Again, I cannot tell you how happy I am to have put this ditto together for you and for myself!  Now, I seriously don't have the urge to go out and buy the NAKED palette and I will consider myself $48 richer, hahaha!  Thinking about doing an eye look with these colors right now and if I do, I'll post pics!  Hope you enjoyed this post and have a wonderful night!  Love you guys!

Friday, July 1, 2011

I never put on two coats of mascara. Does it really make a big difference???