Sunday, January 30, 2011

January Favorites 2011

This is a full listing of my January favorites.  Click here to see more details on why I like each one!



January Favorites:
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer SPF 50 in Fair
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Ivory
Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
Maybelline SuperStay Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
NYC Blushable Crème Stick in Big Apple Blush
NYC Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink
Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in All Over Brightener
Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Petal
CoverGirl Cheekers blush in True Plum
Too Faced Lipstick in Free Love
NYC Liquid Lipshine in 558: Pink Kiss
Wet N Wild Color Icon Single Shadow in Brulee
ULTA Mineral Powder Eyeshadow in Gleam
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Waterproof Formula
Almay Intense i-color in Brown Topaz
Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic EyeLiner Pencil in Brown

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm Getting Sunburned Tutorial

Here is a full listing of all the products on my face in my recent video, I'm Getting Sunburned Tutorial.
 

 
FACE:
- e.l.f. mineral infused face primer
- Maybelline mineral power liquid foundation in porcelain ivory
- Palladio herbal eyeshadow primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen fast fix concealer in all over-brightener (undereye)
- Benefit boi-ing industrial strength concealer in light (undereye)
- e.l.f. translucent matifying powder
- Physician’s Formula healthy wear SPF 50 bronzer in fair (all over face/neck)
- Physician’s Formula happy booster blush in natural (apples and into hairline)
- Hard Candy baked blush in living doll (apples only)
- N.Y.C. bronzer in sunny (contour)
- e.l.f. studio blush in gotta glow (highlight cheekbones)
 

EYES:
- Too Faced shadow insurance
- Wet N Wild color icon trio in I’m getting sunburned
- Almay intense i-color liquid eyeliner in brown topaz (top lashes)
- CoverGirl perfect point plus eyeliner pencil in espresso (bottom lashes/waterline)
- Maybelline great lash BIG mascara in blackest black (top & bottom lashes, one coat to add thickness/color)
- Physician’s Formula shimmer strips custom eye enhancing mascara duos for brown eyes (black end) to add length, shimmer, and thickness to top lashes)
 

LIPS:
- N.Y.C. ultra moist lipwear in petal
- Sally Girl mini lip gloss wand in lol: #388375


In the video, the nail color I'm wearing is Wet N Wild's Gray's Anatomy.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shopping My Stash: Episode 1

These are some items I recently rediscovered in my collection.  To watch my YouTube video on this, click here!



Shopping My Stash:
- CoverGirl Cheekers blush in Golden Pink
- CoverGirl Cheekers blush in Iced Cappuccino
- Pixi Corrector in Brightening Peach
- Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Bronze Berry
- Palladio Herbal Tinted Lip Balm in Golden Pink
- NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Dusty Rose
- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Eyeshadow in Brown Eyed Girl
- e.l.f. elements quad: Truly Pink, Moondust, Mocha, Golden Glow
- Eye Savvy Satin Shadow in Iced Peach
- NYX Single Shadow in Champagne
- CoverGirl Single Eyeshadow in Swiss Chocolate
- CoverGirl Single Eyeshadow in Mink

(On my nails in this video, I'm wearing Wet N Wild's new shade: Gray's Anatomy with a white base coat underneath.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Silent Treatment Smokey Eyes


ay, January 17, 2011
Here is a full listing of the makeup I'm wearing in my Silent Treatment Smokey Eyes tutorial!

FACE:
- e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer
- Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (undereye area, to prime before corrector/concealer)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in All Over Brightener (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (undereye)
- elf Translucent Matifying Powder
- Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair (all over)
- NYC Blushable Crème Stick in Big Apple Blush (apples/cheekbones)
- Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Light Bronzer/Pink Rose (blush on apples, bronzer as contour)
- Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer (cheekbones, as highlight)
- e.l.f. Brightening Eyeliner in Coffee (fill in brows)


EYES:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment
- Jordana INCOLOR Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner in Brown (top lashes)
- Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Espresso (waterline top & bottom)
- Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara in Black 

LIPS:
- Wet N Wild Mega Slicks Lip Color Pencil in 574A: Mixed Berry
- e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips

Monday, January 24, 2011

Project 10 Pan/Makeup Diet

Click HERE to see a video tutorial on the eye look on these pictures!


I am currently working on paring down my makeup collection through a Project 10 Pan/Makeup Diet.  Rather than buying new products, I am enjoying the things that I already have and working on using some of the things I already own.  This means that I am not able to purchase anything new until I use up at least 10 products.  After that happens, I plan on cutting back to only buying a few things each month, mostly to replace things that I've used up.  Here is my video describing my plan and explaining what I've already used up and what I plan to try to use soon.


Items I am working on completing:
1. Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer
2. e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips
3. Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
4. e.l.f. Translucent Matifying Powder
5. Sally Girl Mini Lip Gloss Wand in LOL: #388375
6. e.l.f. Brightening Eyeliner in Coffee
7. CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Espresso
8. e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer


Items I have completed:
1. Maybelline Superstay 24HR Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
2. e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade
3. Sally Girl Mini Lip Gloss Wand in Sugar: #388386
4. Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss in Uptown Girl
5. e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black


Some other items not mentioned in the video that I'm still working on using:
1. Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara
2. Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eyeliner in Brown
3. Almay intense i-color Liquid Eyeliner in Brown Topaz
4. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
5. N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Last Haul

Click HERE to see a video tutorial on the eye look in these pictures!


So I've recently decided that I need to pare down my makeup collection, as I have currently more makeup than I need.  So I will be beginning a Project 10 Pan/Makeup Diet.  In other words, I am going to try to consume more than I purchase.  So this is a video showing the last things that I purchased, or my last haul, before I began my Project 10 Pan.  If you are unfamiliar with Project 10 Pan, it basically means that you can't purchased any new items until you have used (or hit pan) on 10 different items.  But more on 10 Pan later.  For now, these are the items that I purchased recently.



1. Almay oil-free makeup remover towelettes
2. Burt's Bees extra energizing citrus & ginger root body bar
3. rue21 perfume: 21 Black
4. Physician's Formula shimmer strips brown eyes custom eyes mascara duo
5. Hard Candy sheer envy face primer (came with a free lipgloss in uptown girl)
6. Trim eyebrow shapers
7. Revlon colorburst lipstick in mauve
8. Almay intense i-color trio 024 for green eyes
9. Wet N Wild trio in don't streal my thunder
10. Wet N Wild trio in walking on eggshells
11. Wet N Wild trio in sweet as candy
12. Wet N Wild trio in I'm getting sunburned
13. Wet N Wild trio in silent treatment
14. Wet N Wild fast dry nail polish in gray's anatomy
15. Wet N Wild fast dry nail polish in Fuschia-rama

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Wet N Wild Products!!!



Okay, I am soooooooooo excited for this post!!  Ever since I saw Ginabinawina99's YouTube video on the Wet N Wild Trios, I have been dying to get my hands on them!!  I searched and scoured about 9 different stores looking for the new trios with no luck.  Finally, I had given up.  Today, I went into my local Walgreens to drop off a prescription and looked around again, just in case.  No luck.  So I dropped off my prescription in back and headed on my merry way when what do I spot in the corner of my eye?!?!  THE NEW PALETTES!!!!  As well as new polish shades, mascara, eyeliners, and some other products!!

In natural lighting
I picked up two of the palettes, in Silent Treatment and I'm Getting Sunburned.  I also had to purchase the nail polish shade "Fuschia-Rama", as that is my favorite TV show ever.  (I may be slightly obsessed.  Sci-Fi nerd alert!)  I also bought Gray's Anatomy, because it was such a gorgeous and unique shade.  It is a gray with a green-purple duo crome.  Gorgeous!  Now to start a Project 10 Pan and/or Makeup Diet.  I need to use some things up!


Silent Treatment


I'm Getting Sunburned
Can't wait to see the new larger WNW palettes, to be released soon!  I might have to break my diet to buy those!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Makeup for Green Eyes

Here is a full listing of the makeup I'm wearing in my Makeup for Green Eyes video.



FACE:
- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
- Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (undereye area, to prime before corrector/concealer)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in All Over Brightener (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (undereye)
- ULTA Mineral Finishing Powder (set concealer)
- elf Translucent Matifying Powder
- Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
- NYC Blushable Crème Stick in South Street Seashell (contour)
- NYC Blushable Crème Stick in Big Apple Blush (apples/cheekbones)
- Hard Candy Glow All the Way Highlighter in Doll Face (highest point of cheekbones/temples)
- Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Light Bronzer/Pink Rose (blush on apples, bronzer as contour)
- Wet N Wild Mega Glo Illuminating Face Powder in Catwalk Pink (lightest pink shade on highest point of cheekbones/temples)


 
EYES:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Almay Intense i-color for Green Eyes: 024
- Jordana INCOLOR Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner in Brown (top lashes)
- Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Espresso (waterline)
- Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black



 
LIPS:
- Too Faced Free Love Lipstick
- Wet N Wild Mega Slicks LipGloss in 564A: Cherish

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quick Reviews

Hey beauty experimenters!  I am currently working on editing and uploading three recent YouTube quick reviews that I filmed!  I really took full advantage of my HD camera, as these were all shot and uploaded in 1080p.  Also, all of them are under 5 minutes and describe products that I do and don't like and give details about what is great or not so great about each product!  Keep an eye on my YouTube channel for them to post within the next day or so.  Until then, here is a sneak peak at the products I reviewed!



Product Name
Photo
Cost (approximate)
Mary Kay Mineral Foundation Brush







$10.00
ULTA Molten Metallics Mineral Kit
















$9.99 (currently on sale at ULTA.com!
Kiss All or One Artificial Nail Remover


$5.99 (currently on sale at CVS.com for $4.79)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kate's ELF 32 Neutral Eye




This weekend I tried out a new look, using the ELF 32 palette.  This look was created by Kate.  If you'd like to see how I got this look, you can easily follow along with Kate's YouTube tutorial by clicking here!  Also, check out Kate's YouTube Channel, katemonster10119.  She has several other great tutorials with the ELF 32 palette and more!



Monday, January 10, 2011

December Favorites

Here is a complete listing of my December favorites.




1. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
2. CoverGirl Ultimate Finish Liquid Powder Makeup in Ivory
3. Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
4. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Ivory
4. Maybelline Mineral Power in Ivory
5. Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in 01: Light
6. e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder
7. e.l.f. Complexion Perfection Powder
8. N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza Pink
9. N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick in Big Apple Blush
10. Milani Minerals Blush in Mai Tai
11. N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
12. Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight
13. e.l.f. 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette
14. Maybelline Eyeshadow Trio in Almond Truffles
15. CoverGirl Eyeshadow Quad in Ice Princess
16. e.l.f. Mechanical Eyelash Curler
17. Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in waterproof and regular formulas
18. Jordana INCOLOR FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner Marker in Black
19. Jordana INCOLOR FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner Marker in Brown
20. e.l.f. Eye Widener in Pearl White
21. Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (to prime undereye area before corrector/concealer
22. Hard Candy Volumizing Lip Gloss Plumping Syrum in Uptown Girl
23. Sally Girl Mini Lipgloss in shade 388386
24. e.l.f. Lucious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade
25. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lip Color Retractable Pencil in Plum Pudding

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Makeup/Hair Storage


This is my latest makeup storage container.  It is a large, 10 drawer piece that I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics.  It was on sale after Christmas for 50% off.  The drawers are large but shallow, which I like.  I'd rather have more drawers because for me, deep drawers always seem to make me bury stuff underneath each other and then I forget about products that aren't highly visible.  I purchased several smaller baskets to help keep things organized inside the drawer also.  The baskets came from Dollar General.  Also, you can see that the top is made of metal and very sturdy.  It can hold several rather large makeup containers.  I am loving this storage piece!


Close up of a drawer organized with inexpensive baskets.





The top holds 3 makeup containers.


Vlog: Sad Story/Where I've Been

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have continued to follow my blog this past month.  I know I have not posted in a long time so I appreciate those of you who have stuck with me!  It's been a really rough few weeks so I made this video to explain why.  Click here to watch the video.