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Monday, April 30, 2012

My Top 5 Favorite Pink Lipsticks

A quick fun post! I often have trouble narrowing down what products to get when I am tight on cash so hopefully this is helpful to someone!




MAC Chatterbox: A noticeable but not overwhelming pink. It has a creamy texture and great color payoff. It's not a warm pink, but more neutral than cool so I think it would be flattering on different skin tones.




MAC Angel: A beautiful soft pink. This is one of my favorites because it works with many different looks. It does have a bit of a blue base though, so if your complexion is warmer I would wear it either with a peachy gloss over top like Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot or pair it with warm eyeshadow colors.





Lorac Premiere: A hard shade to describe. Very pretty though. I'd say it's a sort of soft rosy brown pink. And I love the smell! It reminds me of a mixture of cocoa butter and vanilla but it's not too strong. I like this color on fairer skin but I don't think it would work on darker skin tones.






Maybelline Born With It with NARS Orgasm lip gloss:  Okay, so technically this is not just a lipstick but I love pairing these lippies! They look great together! The lipstick is a nice baby pink and you can't beat the price, however it is not as pigmented as some of my other favorites. So I like adding the gloss to make it pop! The golden shimmer also really warms up the color!






Smashbox Pink Petal: A great pink for spring! Bright, but not neon and still very wearable. Good staying power.




From L to R:  Chatterbox, Premiere, Pink Petal, Born With It, Angel






Swatchin'


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Z-Palette and Nails

Hola again! Just wanted to show off my two newest obsessions the first being: my Z-Palette!




The one I have is the Leopard-Small Palette. I first heard of these palettes on Makeup Geek and figured I would try a small one to start. I love it! You can see all of your colors through the top so no searching through mass amounts of stuff and the bottom is magnetic so you can put all different shapes and sizes of eyeshadow pans! So far I have three Makeup Geek shadows (Purple Rain, Chickadee, and Burlesque) and a few MUFE ones. This is also great for pressed pigments. Every palette now comes with magnetic stickers you can label, so you can easily use them for de-potted MAC shadows too (most of the time de-potted shadows have non-metal pans, such as the NYX eyeshadow trios). The Z-Palettes come in two sizes: large and small and come in a variety of colors and patterns. I really like these for everyday use but I've heard some say they are not the sturdiest for traveling.






I ordered another palette today, along with some MAC pigment samples and empty pans so that I can press them. I'll have to post again when they come in the mail. And now my other latest obsession: nail stickers! The ones I am wearing in the picture are a set of Kiss ones I found at Walgreens over a mint colored polish; don't remember the name. You basically just put them on and file off the the excess! There's no dry time which is awesome because I'm the most impatient person ever lol. I immediately bought 7 more packs! I couldn't resist I'm addicted :)




I even put one on my toe!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Birthday Look


Now, this is a bit late because I'm a St. Patrick's Day baby. I normally do something a bit more colorful (usually green!)  but I was kind of digging the neutrals that day. Also my birthday fell on a Sunday and that equals lazy day for me lol. So this is the FOTD I came up with:





I wish I could remember all the products used but I will post that I remember:

  • Eyes-Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, Stila In the Moment palette, Urban Decay liner in Zero, Anastasia brow pencil, Ardell falsies, Cargo Better Than Waterproof mascara
  • Face-MUFE HD primer, Revlon Colorstay in Buff, BE Mineral Veil, concealer (?), I think the blush was Nars Deep Throat and I wore a highlighter but I forget which one.
  • Lips- MAC Angel lipstick, unknown gloss







I really like this look. I like to play with fun colors, but this would work well for work or maybe even a bridal look.




Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hello interwebz!

Well, I'm on the internet enough and I've wanted to start a blog for a long time, so...here goes! Right now I'm still trying to figure out how to design this page but once I get the kinks worked out I'll start posting some makeup looks!