Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PSA: Old Navy Friends and Family in store sale

Hey guys and gals, until the 31st of August, Old Navy is having their friends and family sale!  WOO HOO! That means 30% off your entire purchase.  Of course, some conditions do apply!  This is all explained in the email I recieved.

Go to oldnavy.com to sign up for their emails...remember, this is In Store only!

Happy Shopping!!! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Makeup For Ever Smoky Lash WP - Review

Hello there...I should say you waited long enough for this.  MUFE Smoky Lash mascara, the one and only!

I feel almost bad writing this as I cannot think of anything wrong with this mascara.  But at the end of the day, I have to be as impartial as possible.  This mascara comes packaged the same way the regular formula does, aside from a blue band at the neck that indicates it is waterproof.  As for the wand/brush of Smoky Lash, it does not stray from the original either...

What I will say about any differences is that the formula is a bit tackier and thicker than regular Smoky Lash.    The brush works in exactly the same way, which is huge reason why I love this mascara.   The brush helps to thicken, lengthen, separate and I ADORE the way it holds curl, both wp and non-wp formulas.

When you brush the formula is brushed through the lashes, it feels the same way.  Once the mascara starts to dry down, then you start to feel the difference.  The WP version tends to feel thicker as the formula dries.  When you run it through lashes a few times, you can feel it get tackier and tackier.  It makes it a bit more of a task when brushing it in, though the results are worth it.

I love the definition, the wear, the hold, the color.  Oh my god, this is the blackest mascara I have ever tried!   And for those wondering, this formula is super waterproof!!!  I tested this out at the gym and I am no stranger to a huge sweat when I work out.  This works almost too good.  It is pretty tough to get off in one go.  That is probably the only thing wrong with this mascara.  All in all, it is worth the price point for sure.  You can find this at Sephora for $22.00 USD.

What mascaras are you guys into right now?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Product in Motion - Makeup For Ever Aqua Smokey Lash

Hey there!  Here's a quick snapshot of a mascara I LOVE in a formula I do not always use...waterproof!

MUFE Aqua Smokey Lash
This stuff, like the original Smokey Lash, is no joke!  I love how it thickens, lengthens, holds...I can go on and on.  There will be a more in depth review later.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Small Haul 8/15/2011 (theBalm)

Hey there!  Just a quickie post on a small haul I was able to partake in today.  I went to my local TJ Maxx and Marshall's as there were sighting of theBalm products there.  There was a much better selection at TJ Maxx, nothing was swatched or stolen.  Marshall's on the other hand was all empty boxes.  :(

theBalm Haul!
Items were purchased by my lovely partner in crime.  Thanks to that person for getting me some pretties during my no buy!

I was able to get a Balms Away eye makeup remover

Hot Mama blush/eyeshadow

Mary Lou-Manizer

Am excited to try all of these out this week and let you guys know how I like them.  I have jury duty tomorrow :(, hopefully it does not take up my whole day and I can come back and play with my awesome goodies!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just a thought v 1.3

Hey there...

I feel guilty.  I have not gone to the gym in over a week.  Im pretty sure I gained all that I lost.  And it is almost like I am scared to start again.  But, hopefully with a decent nights rest, I will be back tomorrow morning.  I have been sleeping horribly...just stressing too much over everything.

One plus is that I have been shopping my stash a whole hell of a lot!  It has been nice to play and use products that I have either forgotten about, or just do not use often.

Alright, mini rant over.  Night everyone! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birchbox - August 2011

Hello all!  Here we are again with another Birchbox post.  If you do not know what Birchbox is yet, please feel free to head to www.birchbox.com, or search "birchbox" in youtube.  I do not know how I feel about this month's box yet.  I do not think that any of the products are full size.  Well, enough of that...
Let us get on to why we are here....

August 2011 contents:

  • blinc Eyeliner
  • Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask 0.71oz
  • Pangea Organics Cleanser for Combo to Oily skin 1oz
  • Wei Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads 2 packs of 2 each
  • EXTRA: twistband hair tie

Am very excited about the eyeliner, hair mask and eye pads!  I did not like the hairband as I have very thick and did not find it to grab my hair well.  I would have liked the extra to have been different, but I am thankful! What did you guys get in your birchbox this month?


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hair Care - Summer Favorites 2011

Hey!  I just wanted to do a quickie post on the hair care products I have been using since the summer started and more-so when I got my hair cut.

From left:

  • Victoria Secret So Sexy Root Booster
  • BedHead Spoil me defrizzer and second day styler (smells great, controls flyaways like no one business)
  • BedHead After Party (makes hair incredibly soft, though the nice smell does not last)
  • Rusk Thermal Flat Iron Spray (protects and gives hold without being crunchy)
  • KMS Moisture Repair Leave in Spray in conditioner (leaves hair soft, smelling oh so nice)
  • Ojon Revitalizing Mist (for conditioning and styling)
These products have kept my shorter hair in check.  I have really thick hair and the haircut I was given needs a bit of time and attention.  These products have made it easier to manage, style and condition.  They are also very light, which has made this summer a not so bad one :).

What are you favorite hair styling products?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blogger Contest! Makeup Diary :D

Hey there!  I once again have a fabulous contest to tell you about.  The wonderful JC @ makeupdiary.org is hosting a HUGE HUGE HUGE contest!  Even if it were not for the contest, you should follow her, as the blog she runs kicks major booty!

To check this out, please go here...http://www.makeupdiary.org/2011/08/makeup-diarys-huge-just-because-thank.html

Have a great afternoon guys!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Favorites 2011

Hello guys and gals!  GAH!  I feel like I have been away for too long...and I have.  I know this is beating a dead horse, but it has been sooo hot!!!  To top it all off, I live an apartment where the AC likes to blow a fuse every week...ugh!

Enough of that, let us get on to favorites.  This month, with the heat being what it was, I noticed a change in what I usually I use.  I started using a new gel liner (clinique), got my hair cut from it being down to my butt to just above my shoulders(ahhhh), and made my routine quick and summer easy.

I have broken my favorites down to eyes, face,lips and brushes.

FACE - July Favs

  • Benefit Cha Cha tint (double duty on lips this summer as well)
  • Smashbox Face and Body highlighter in Allure
  • Stila Sun powder bronzer in shade 02
  • MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Eversun
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Pore Perfecting (light despite being thicker formula)
  • MUFE HD powder
  • Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
Lips - July Favs
  • Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Wallflower
  • Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth Exfoliator/Balm
  • Maybelline Colorsensation Pop balm in Fruit Punch 130 LE (I wish more people liked these, I love the balm formula and the color it deposits).
  • NYX ip liner in Bloom (fuchsia)
  • Softlips lip balm
  • Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Intriguing (a gorgeous matte Fuchsia...I cannot stop using this!)
  • Dior Lip glow
  • Revlon SuperLustrous Lip Balm in Peach Crystal LE
  • Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm and Stain in Donutella
Eyes - July Favs
  • MUFE 12 color Flash Palette (amazing for cheeks and as eye bases)
  • Smashbox eye shadow single in Nude
  • Smashbox Waterproof shadow liner in Ideal Eyes
  • Stila Prime Pot in Taffy (nice under shadows, but really nice on its own, so pigmented for a base)
  • MACPRO Pigment in Steel Blue
  • MAC Pigment in Spiritualize LE
  • Clinique Brush on Liner in True Black
  • WnW Color Icon single in Nutty
  • LORAC Behind the Scenes primer 
  • Benefit Instant Brow
  • LORAC Special Effects Mascara

  • Smashbox #33 smudger/precision 
  • Sonia Kashuk small tapered face
  • Revlon All over shadow 
  • Sonia Kashuk small duo fiber 
  • Bobbi Brown ultra fine eye liner
  • Stila double ended 
  • Smashbox #28 shadow
  • Ecotools flat concealer
Alright guys, let me know if anyone has any questions about the aforementioned products.  I also am working on a hair care product favorites post...this new haircut has me using all different sorts of stuff.  Hope everyone is staying cool!