Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

This week I purchased the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge.
I've been wanting to try a sponge application after hearing about the Beauty blender (the pink sponge).
I couldn't bare the thought of spending $20 on a sponge so I got the Sonia Kashuk version of the beauty blender for $9.99
(I've also heard that there is an even cheaper version from Ulta) I am really liking this blending sponge! I've used it for three applications (using my MAC studio fix fluid) and I just love the coverage it gives you. The application is so even and you can build up the coverage as much as you would like.
You must soak the sponge before using it to apply foundation. It doesn't come with directions which is the downside but you MUST soak this under water then squeeze it out.
I use the bottom of the sponge for the majority of my face and the top pointy part for places like around my nose and under my eyes.
The right is the beauty blender (which I do not own) and the left is the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge. You can see that there is a bit of a shape difference but I feel like the shape of the cheaper one is even better!

Have any of you tried the beauty blender?
Have you all had great experiences with the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge like I have?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chanel- soleil tan de chanel

I FINALLY broke down and bought the soleil tan de chanel! (bronzer universal)
I have been wanting this forever and what finally made me give in was hearing alexandra( talk about this all the time.
I am so excited to try this and I have really high expectations because of the price!
Have you tried this before?
Is it worth the price?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Maybelline Super Stay vs. MAC Studio Fix Fluid

I have had my MAC studio fix fluid for a while and I had recently heard good things about Maybelline Super Stay Makeup so I decided to give it a try
Maybelline- Nude MAC- NW20
L: Maybelline R: MAC
I think that they look pretty similar here don't you think?

Once they are blended (just using my fingers) it almost appears that the Maybelline blended better but it could just be that the color matches me better?
I like both of these products pretty equally but there is quite a bit of price difference so if you're trying to save some money then I would go for the Maybelline.
Has anyone else tried these? Which one do you like better?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NYX lipliners

I have been in love with these lipliners recently. I've even been wearing them by themselves!
I've really been loving the darker colors for fall!
Most of all I love the price of these!
L-R: Mauve, Dolly Pink, Deep purple, Rose, Burgundy, Flower, Natural

Do you girls like the NYX lipliners?
Which other shades do I need to get?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lauren Conrad books & Favorite blogger!

I headed out to Barnes and Noble this morning to pick these up and I'm so excited to read them!

Did you pick up these books today?

On another subject..

I found Alexandra through youtube and she has such great style and has the cutest personality!

She makes great youtube videos and she also has a blog!
Oh and did I mention she makes beautiful jewelry and sells it on Etsy?!
Let me know if you love her videos and blogs as much as I do!

Monday, October 4, 2010

YSL lipsticks

I have been loving my new YSL lipsticks!
These are 1 and 7
They are so creamy and have great color pay off! They are a bit pricey but definitely worth it!
Any other colors that I must add to my collection?

I'm back with venomous villains!

I'm so sorry that I've been gone for so long!
I have so much to show you!
MAC venomous villainsToxic Tale,Innocence, Beware!, Heartless
Briar Rose Beauty Powder

Anything else that I NEED?
What did you all get from this collection?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

First Chanel lipstick and I don't know what I think about it

So I finally gave in and got a Chanel lipstick mainly because of the hype and the brand name.
I got this in the color Chintz
I had a hard time finding a color that I liked since I'm used to the wide color variation from MAC
Anyone have any suggestions on good colors?
I like the consistency of the lipstick I'm just not sure if I like the colors
What's your favorite Chanel lipstick color?
and what's your favorite Chanel makeup product?

Haul: Mac & NYX

Viva glam gaga lipstick
Yes, i know, i'm the last person on earth to get this
Angel lipstick


NYX Dolly pink lipliner

NYX Purple jumbo eye pencil

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Clinique and my free gift!

All my goodies from Clinique make me so happy!
I went to go get these two things
the pore minimizer instant perfector and
the acne solutions clearing concealer
I am so excited to try both of these out!

These are all the things that came in the free bag!
dramatically different moisturizing lotion
eye makeup solvent
moisture surge
high impact mascara
long last glosswear SPF 15 in Fireberry and lipstick in Raspberry Glace

Little things like this make my day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

How to: make a brush holder

I'm not too thrilled with how mine turned out but it's decent
Anyone have any better ideas?
All you need is:
any jar or vase of your choice
any ribbon or decorative items of your choice
some vase fillers
anddd of course some brushes
Has anyone else attempted to make your own brush holder?

Haul: Mac, YSL, drugstore

Rouge Pur 148 Tea Rose
my first YSL lipstick!
I want to get the Rouge Volupte lipstick in #7 lingerie pink next does anyone tried it??

Mac lipstick in Hue

Studio fix fluid in NW20

Pink swoon blush

Revlon nail polish in Tropical Temptation
Rimmel lipstick in Airy Fairy
(sorry not all of the colors are showing up correctly)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

July Favorites

- That Extra Half an Inch by Victoria Beckham
If you like anything to do with fashion and makeup you will LOVE this book!
-Gap So Pink Perfume
I have always loved this perfume, about to start using my third bottle!
- Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse
-Maybelline the falsies mascara
-Sigma SS187 brush
-OPI Samoan sand
-OPI lucky lucky lavender
-MAC refined golden bronzer
(it is also in the permanent line)

What were your July favorites?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CCO & Mac Haul

Well today I took a little trip to the closest CCO
I didn't find as much as I was hoping but at least I didn't come back empty handed!
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in porcelain pink

MAC blush in spaced out

Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit
(I wanted the regular concealer but they didn't have my shade so I just got the whole kit)

this is the bottom compartment of the bobbi brown concealer kit

(not from CCO)

MAC lipstick in I like it like that
I went to MAC intending to finalllyyy get snob but I swatched this right beside it and the color is so similar - the reason I got this instead of snob (for now anyways haha) is because 1. this is a limited edition color and 2. this is a cremesheen instead of a satin and I'm more of a cremesheen gal
MAC blushcreme in brit wit
It is not as dark as it appears in the photo, sorry!

MAC rubenesque paint pot

If you want swatches next time let me know and I'll make it happen!
Any thoughts or fabulous makeup finds I can try out?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sigma Face brushes

I recently ordered my first Sigma brushes
I purchased the Sigma Makeup professional brushes face kit for $39
Comes in this cute packaging
The face brush set includes the SS150, SS190, SS187, SS168, and the SS194
Sigma just added a bunch of their brushes that you can now buy separately.
Check out their website for much better pictures!

It came with a free travel size SS217
I really do love these brushes, especially compared to the price of the Mac brushes
I love Mac, don't get me wrong, but I hate dishing out $50 for a single brush
It's just much more fun to save up the money for makeup
If you've tried the Sigma brushes let me know which one is your favorite!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Drugstore Haul

-Johnson's baby shampoo (to clean my brushes)
-Huggies (makeup remover)
-Revlon super lustrous lipgloss $5.94
lilac pastelle and pink pop
I believe both are limited edition so run to your local drugstore!
I had to check several stores before I could find them and now I'm wishing I would of gotten coral reef! I hope they still have it!
-Maybelline colorsensational lipstick $7.49
make me pink and red revival
-Wet n wild lipliner $.99 717 (no name)
-Wet n Wild eyeliner in deep blue $.99
Pink pop
lilac pastelle

make me pink
red revival

no name haha
deep blue
Any other good drugstore products that I need to go get?!