Saturday, January 7, 2012

Makeup Blog Sale: Dior, MAC, Stila, L'oreal

First come, first serve basis

I will via USPS First class mail with delivery confirmation.
*in a bubble mailer
U.S.- $3
International: $5

In the comments below:
1.The item(s) you're interested in
2. Your paypal address or you can email me at

Items for sale

Dior Bronzer/Highlighter/Lipgloss (5x)-  Amber Sunlight- $22
MAC Outre Eyeshadow (1x)- $10
Paul Dorf Baby Eyes Enhancer Pencil (1x sharpened for photo)- $8
L'oreal True Match Foundation (1x)- $3
Stila Illuminating Concealer in Light NIB- $4

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Diane Von Furstenberg Opal Wedges Tan... plans to stomp around in these soon.

I needed a new "nude" summer wedge sandal and did I mention that I'm incredibly tan now? These wedges are butterscotchy, caramel gorgeousness! The second photo depicts the true color of the sandals. Anywhoo, I got these for a steal on ebay. $145 originally $295

Monday, July 18, 2011

Skinsation Face & Body Wash 16 fl.oz. $9 vs. spendy Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower therapy 10 fl. oz. $28

I found a great alternative to my beloved Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower therapy. It's Skinsation Face & Body wash. I do like the lesser price tag of the Skinsation body wash but it does not have the same lovely smell of the Molton Brown's body wash. I'm going to have to go with Skinsation Face & Body wash because it offers the same cooling effect as Molton Brown's Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower therapy.
* A gentle yet effective face and body cleanser based on the principles of nature and formulated with natural ingredients. This remarkable soap substitute contains no alcohol, synthetic thickeners, detergents or solvents. Its clean, wholesome ingredients will leave no residue on your skin or shower area.

INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Natural Glycerin, Oil of Spearmint, Walnut Husk, Fennel Extract, Hops Extract, Chamomile Extract, Balm Mint Extract, Mistletoe Extract, Yarrow Extract, Urea, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Tigi Bedhead Taupe Cyberoptics Eyeshadow

So, I'm looking for the perfect taupe eyeshadow to throw on for my "no makeup" look days. According to swatches and reviews this eyeshadow may be the one for me. I can't seem to find this brand anywhere so I had to resort to ebay. This lovely little taupe is on its way and I hope it's as great as it looks. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

I ordered this concealer in medium and I should receive it in the post shortly. Why this concealer? My winter hg concealer, TheBalm concealer was sliding down my face in this humidity.   I have read reviews raving about the longevity of this concealer. Pixiwoo has also used this concealer in their tutorials. hehe

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Naked once again

Urban Decay Naked Palette: I'm tan now so this looks "naked" on me.
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki: I bought this for my foundation and so far I don't like it.  
Clinique Moisture Surge: I love this moisturizer.
Illamasqua Jo'mina: This is such a pretty shade of lavender.
Urban Decay Quickie (sephora 100 pt)
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Deluxe Sample Coque D'or

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My next haul

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder 2
Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Warm
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Molton Brown Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy
Real Techniques Brushes by Samantha Chapman- Core Collection(just for the contour brush)Starter Kit & the Travel Essentials
Fresh Sugar Lip Duo
Dior Healthy Glow Powder in Sunset- Do I also need this in my life?

Summer Face Essentials

Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moistuizer in Light Tint
I really like this tinted moisturizer for summer. It did feel a bit sticky after I applied it but it kept me shine free for hours. If, I want a more finished look, I lightly powder my t- zone. After I read reviews on orange face effect I decided to order a shade lighter and the extra light tint was too light.

Benefit R.S.V.P Cream Eyeshadow
This was the only product I liked in the Benefit Beauty In A Box. It's a light taupey, neutral color for me and adds a bit of sheen to my eyes.

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
I pile on the mascara so I don't need eyeliner.

TheBalm Concealer in Extra Light
I just add a dab of this and use a foundation brush to blend in with my tm.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
I use this on my cheekbones and brow bone for a pretty, subtle glow.

Dior Aurora Bronzer
I heart this bronzer! It gives me a perfect bronzy glow without looking muddy or orange. I just dust this all over and use a smaller brush to add more color to my cheeks. I don't even feel the need to add a pop of blush with this bronzer. This is definitely a product that I'm glad I ordered and it's currently out of stock on sephora's website.

Illamasqua Hussy Blusher, Benefit Dallas Blusher

Laura Mercier Natural Beige Mineral Powder, NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette, Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Fai

MAC Henna Eyeshadow, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

Face Powder Lemming.... Laura Mercier Secret Brigtening Powder #2

I had this powder and it never occurred to me to use this as an all over face powder. I did try this under my eyes but I'm battling dryness under my eyes and the powder just emphasized the flakiness.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sephora Mini Haul will be arriving on Tuesday

DiorSkin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora
Laura Mercier Natural Beige Mineral Powder (BE made my face itch)
Illamasqua Hussy Blush
Plus my 500 points gift: The Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette
100 points Benefit Coralista Blush

Sephora by OPI Casting Call is a dupe for Illamasqua's Jan

I went for the less expensive dusty pink $9.99 as opposed to the $14 Illamasqua Jan nail varnish. I may spring fo Illamasqua's Jo'mina because I haven't found an exact dupe for that lovely lavender.

Benefit Beauty In A Box $48 for one product that I liked. (sad face)

Some Kind-A-Gorgeous: Sheer Cream foundation and I liked it if only I didn't have to set it with powder
Dallas: This looks like a great neurtral color on bare skin and on my tm it was sort of gloomy looking. I guess I'm just used to a pop of color on my cheeks. 
 Bad Gal Mascara: I tried this ages ago and didn't like it. Will probably go up for swap or sale.
R.S.V.P Cream Eyeshadow: The darling of this whole set. It reminds me of urban decay sin primer potion. Definately a keeper.
Girl Meets Pear: Light subtle gold. Looks very nice on my hand, but it was difficult to blend on my cheekbones.

You are going to be replaced...

Contour Powder
I was using Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer as a contour powder because it was too dark to work as  bronzer for me. I'm on the hunt for a neutral taupe blush/bronzer. I'm considering NYX Taupe blush or the  Illamasqua Disobey Blush.

I'm rather tired of my Anastasia Ash Brow Pencil and after watching a pixiwoo tutorial (lemmings galore) I have decided that I need Laura Mercier's brow definer in my life.

I have been using Laura Mercier's translucent loose powder to tame my oily t-zone. I think I will try Ben Nye's loose powder in banana or a less yellow shade. Mario Dedidvanovic uses this.

Peach Blush
I had Illamasqua's Lover and it pulled more orange on me. I'll head over the local Mac counter and check out Peaches.

TheBalm concealer is a great creamy concealer/color but it does disappear throughout the day. I just want to see what else is out there. I have my eye on the 2000 Collection Lasting Perfection concealer as seen in the latest pixiwoo tutorial video.

Liquid Highlighter
Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl swatched very lovely on my hand and not so very lovely on my face. It's a nice light gold shimmer but it was kind of hard to blend. I think I'll try Becca Skin Perfection Shimmer in Opal and Pearl.

Too Faced Naked Palette
I would have loved this if only the eyeshadows weren't so shiny.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
The eyeshadows were way too warm for me.

I have edited my makeup stash to what works well for me.

Face: Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer in Light Tint
Concealer: TheBalm Concealer in Light
Blush: Illamasqua Excite
          Nars Exhibit A
          Illamasqua Nymph
Powder Highlighter: Kevyn Aucoin's The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
Brows: Anastasia Brow Pencil in Ash
Mascara: L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon
Eyeshadow Base: NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Eyeliner: Mac Coffee
              Urban Decay Zero
              Urban Decay Whiskey
Mac 15 Pan Eyeshadow Palette:
Vanilla, Quarry, All That Glitters, Naked Lunch, Patina, Era, Soba, Wedge, Kid, Omega, Satin Taupe, Brule, Shroom, Cork. For a bit of variety.
Boscia Blotting Papers
Lips: Burt's Bees Lip Wax