Monday, September 29, 2014

Small Elf haul

School has kept me busier than I expected so far, but I did manage to place a small order on Elf last week. Everything was 50% off and my total was 33.25 including shipping ($8.00). I feel like I should have gotten more items, but I wasn't too intrigued with the other items, and I have purchased so much makeup in this year alone that I never get to use most of it because I always forget I have it. 

I have been on the hunt for affordable highlighters, but unfortunately there aren't too many options available in most drugstores. A great aletnative for highlight is using an eyeshadow shade of your choice. 
Baked highlighters from left to right, Gems, Pink diamonds, and Moonlight pearls


Turks Caicos

Fiji (matte)
The face brushes were smaller than I expected, but I've had some Elf brushes for almost two years and they are pretty amazing. There is little no no shedding and the glue has never loosened from te brush handle from washing. They are also all super soft! They cost $3.00 but I purchased them for half off, so $1.50 for each, which is a true bargain.

Eyebrow kit in dark. I have tried this before when I was younger and on a strict budget and I loved it. I stopped using it because I grew more fond of eyebrow pencils, but now a days I use both an eyebrow pencil to define the lower part of my brows and a matte brown powder to fill it in. It's a little tricky to find a powder shade that is just the right color. Although the powder part (right side) does not look dark brown, it blends beautifully with medium to dark brows.

Blotting sheets and an under eye concealer & hilighter. I'm excited for the highlighter part. I picked up the color Fair. I swatched the highlighter on my hand (not pictured) and it went on white and blended out pretty clearless and only left behind very few specks of shimmer. I don't know how I would use this because I alway set my foundation with some type of powder, and am worried that the hilighter will be mattified with a powder, even if the powder is transluscent.

What are some of your favorite Elf products and how do you like to use them?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review of It Cosmetics' My Sculpted Face contour palette

I tried this baby today and I am not too sure how I feel about it yet. The first color of the first row is a matte translucent face powder. I do love the second color of the top row as a highlight The first color of the second row has a peachy almost pink undertone which I personally don't like. For contouring I used the two bottom colors. The second color of the last row is pretty dark, and can look a bit odd on fair skin tones like mines if it is not blended out well. Hopefully I can play with this some time later this week so I can post a picture of my attempt at contouring with this. I will try! Other than foundation and brows, I don't really wear makeup to school, which I have 4 days a week. I usually only wear a full face of makeup to work but I never have enough time to take any pictures. What do you guys think of the colors?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wet 'n Wild Halloween Fantasy Makers

Halloween is right around the corner and most drugstores are setting up their limited edition Halloween themed products. Here are some pictures of some new items I found at Walgreens today.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New limited edition Wet n' Wild eyeshadows

I just picked these 3 eyeshadow palettes up at my local drugstore. They're limited edition so you might not be able to find them so easily. I will be swatching 34418 Smoke and Melrose, 34419 Melrose at night, and 34420 Angels in Aubergine. These colors are so pretty and smooth. What are your thoughts?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Review of new Sally Hansen miracle gel polish

Sally Hansen recently came out with these new gel nail polishes that claim to look and last just like a gel manicure from the salon. No lamp is required to activate these nail polishes. All you need to do is purchase the Sally Hansen miracle gel nail color polish of your choice and the Sally Hansen Miracle gel top coat.
Sally Hansen product description.
The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Over 45 shades that wow! And it's only from Sally Hansen. Leading the revolution in gel technology.

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ Color

Step 2: Apply 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Top Coat

I applied two coats of the miracle gel polish in shade 170 (Pink Cadilaquer) and one coat of the miracle gel top coat. I would say that they can last 7 days with inimal chipping, but not 14 days like it claims to do. Each polish retails for $7.99-$9.99. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review and swatches of Makeup Revolution 100 eyeshadow collection palette

Hello everyone,  sorry about the lack of beauty posts. I am back in school for the fall semester and my week has been busy, hectic,  and stressful.  Thankfully my wonderful boyfriend has been ver supportive and that has made things somewhat easier.  Text books are ridiculously expensive and science and math classes are scarce. I survived the first week of school so let's take a look at the 100 eyeshadow palette by Makeup Revolution.  I received my order about two weeks ago and I am so happy with all of the items. Everything looks beautiful and is better than what I expected. I haven't had a chance to play with this palette that much yet but it is definitely a new staple in my makeup collection.  The first half of the palette has a variety of neutral and warm colors, both matte and shimmery.  The second half of the palette has more vibrant and risqué colors such as, hot pink, bright purple, magenta, blue, and green.  Very pretty palette over all.  What do to guys think of it?