Thursday, April 28, 2011

Amp It Up- Smokey Rocker Eye Upper Crease Color

Another quick way to switch up the basic rocker eye. Just adds a little bit of color & dimension. You can go with a darker purple or blue to keep it pretty simple or use a brighter shade to make it more vibrant. I went with a  purple to match my outfit (not the best idea for filming, now that I think about it) & it blends in really well with the greys, just adding a bit of definition.
I went over this fairly quickly (since I was getting ready to go out). You can take this color as high or low as you want. I put it up over the color on my outer corner & blended the grey into it. If you don't want that much color, you can just put it on the inner portion & blend the grey on the outer corner.
I would suggest using a separate blending brush for your greys if you are using a brighter color & then just using the brush from the bright color to blend a little.

Products Used:

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir
Sephora Flat Smudger Brush
Ulta Professional Potted Eye Primer
Studio Tools Crease Brush
LA Colors Eyeshadow (Purple) from Circus Palette
Ulta Eyeshadow in Majesty
Palladio Baked Eyeshadow in Gun Metal
ELF Eyeshadow "C" Brush
Ulta Eyeshadow in Granite
Essence Eyeshadow in Black Goddess
Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Jet Black
Maybelline One by One Mascara
Studio Tools Concealer Brush

 If you have any ideas or question or need me to explain something better,
let me know!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fun Easter Egg Nails

I am no where near the best when it comes to nail art but, I thought that these came out really neat. They look like little Easter eggs & are spring toned without being pastel.

Polishes Used:
Finger Paints in Get Real-ism!
China Glaze in Shocking Pink (neon)
Kiss Nail Artist Set MDK01- white & silver glitter

Just something fun for Easter!
Enjoy your holiday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Love It Or Ditch It- Collective Review/Haul (March 2011)

Just some quick reviews on my collective purchases & free gifts from March!
I have found so many great products this month that I am really excited about!

You can really get some great deals & special gifts if you join discount programs & watch your sales for certain stores. I almost exclusively shop sale items & have really found some great items this way. When you are getting something for 1/2 price it makes it much more wallet friendly to try something new. Also watch for free gifts (always remember to ask for free gifts because sales people rarely remember to give them to you) Sometimes it may not be the exact thing that you want but, it can give you an opportunity to try something out & see if you're interested in purchasing it. Box sets are another way of trying many different products & seeing what you think about them. If you only end up liking one or two things from it, you can return the box set & just buy those things.

Sephora Cream Lipstain in Forever Fuchsia- Sephora $12
LA Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Circus- Random Outlet Store $2
Wet N Wild Fast Dry Nail Polish in How I Met Your Magenta- Walgreens $2
Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover- Target $8
Essence Eyeshadow Singles in Fairy Berry, Humpty Dumpty, Starlight, 
Disco Diva, & Wild At Heart- Ulta $2 each
Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hour Lip Treatment in In Love & Solitaire- Ulta $4 each on clearance
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit- Walgreens $7
Maybelline Twin Brow & Eye Pencils- Walgreens $4
Ulta Cheek Color in Heartbreaker- Ulta $7 (2 for $10)
Ulta Minerals Blush in Peony- Ulta $12 (2 for $10)

Too Faced The Classics 5 piece Collection- Ulta $39
Too Faced Eyeshadow Brush- Ulta FREE GIFT!
Smashbox Crease & Smudger Brushes- Ulta Free Gift
Physicians Formula 2in1 Eyebooster Liner- Target $10
Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Wallflower & Midnight Cowboy- Ulta Free Gift
Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow in Retrograde- Ulta Free Gift
Wet N Wild Trio in Spoiled Brat & I'm Feeling Retro- Rite Aid $2
Maybelline One by One Mascara- Ulta $8 (by one get one 1/2 off)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfecter- Ulta $8 (by one get one 1/2 off)
 Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream- Walmart $6
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Purple Tang & Peacock- Ulta $20 (buy one get one free!)
Stila Make Me Blush- Ulta Free Gift
ASP Crystal Nail File- Sally's $4
Jergens Overnight Repair- Target $6
Nexxus Dualiste Shampoo & Conditioner Color Protection + Volume- King Soopers $10 each (I think this is about the right price, I didn't save the receipt so I'm not sure)

If you have any questions about any of these products or are interested in me doing a review on specific product, feel free to leave a comment below or on my facebook page!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Urban Decay Fun Palette Look

 This look uses every shade in the new Urban Decay Fun Palette & nothing else! This palette is much more a collection of colors that you can use to liven up a look then a collection that you can use on it's own. Uzi is a difficult shade to work with & I'm not too sure how I am going to make it work with the looks I normally do. Essence make a shadow that is similar but works much better called Stardust (it will be in my March review/haul). Woodstock is not as pigmented as I would like it to be either & I think that there are much better choices out there.
I like this palette but, I don't think that it will be something I can't live without.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Fun Palette & Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Sephora Smudge Brush
Studio Tools Crease Brush
Sephora Eyeshadow Brush
Simply Simmons Fan Blender (this is actually a painters brush but,
it is my absolute favorite for brushing away fallout)
Studio Basics On The Go Double Ended Brush
ELF Small Angled Brush
I hope you enjoyed this disco inspired look!
Let me know your thoughts on this palette.
Show me your look with the Urban Decay Fun Palette on my Facebook page!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Urban Decay Dangerous Palette Look

 This look uses every shade in the new Urban Decay Dangerous Palette & nothing else!
I really love all these colors. I wasn't too sure about the moss green (Mildew) but, ended up really liking it after I had used it.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Dangerous Palette & Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Too Faced Blending Brush
Sephora Shader Brush
Studio Basics On The Go Double Ended Brush
ELF Contour Brush
ELF Small Angled Brush

I hope you enjoyed this look!
Let me know your ideas for makeup looks.
Feel free to show me your look with the Urban Decay Dangerous Palette on my Facebook page!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sally Girl Sparkle Effects Glitter Update

I just wanted to give you girls a little update on this glitter.

I have been using this glitter for quite some time & have always loved it. It was just as good as many of the more expensive ones at $1 each. Plus you got a ton. They had a good range of colors, although they were not multi-tone reflective.

I went into Sally's last week to replace my Princess Pink Glitter & was completely shocked at what I found. Not only was the color completely different than my previous one (from a dark hot pink to a light baby pink, & yes it had the same name), the size was almost triple what it was before. This means that you can not practically use it for around your eyes. Cosmetic safe glitter for use on the eyes or lips mush be smaller then 0.006 for it to be deemed safe. This is now probably 0.008-0.010, meaning that it is unsafe for use around the eyes or mouth.

I am very disappointed in these new changes. I will be on the hunt for a new glitter & will keep you girls informed on what I find.

If you have any suggestions, let me know!