Archive for March, 2010

March Favorites

It’s time for my March Favorites! These are items I couldn’t get enough of in the month of March. Apparently, I was really into corals, go me! As always, click on the picture to make it larger.

Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera 002- it’s described as “tawny corals” on Sephora’s site. This is a HG blush for me. It gives a glow to my cheeks when I use the colors together, and in a pinch I can use the middle bronze color to contour and add warmth to my face. Love this mofo.

MAC’s Shell Pearl Beauty Powder– I put down my MAC MSF Candlelight in March in favor of Liberty of London’s Shell Pearl. I love the soft pearly cheek highlight it gave me, especially since it had staying power. Since it’s a beauty powder, you can also wear it as a blush, but I have yet to do that.

MAC’s Birds & Berries Eyeshadow– I’m a sucker for teal eyeshadow. This one came out as a limited edition with the Liberty of London collection for MAC. This color is so versatile. I used it all over my lid, in the crease, with purples, greys, taupes, browns, pinks, etc.

MAC’s Cha Cha Lipglass– Hello pretty lippie. Cha Cha is a medium pink with gold pearl from the Spring Color Forecast collection (looks coralish).

Milani Liquif’Eye Eye Liner Pencil in brown- I reviewed this liner and am still in love with it. I’ve ventured back to Target a few times looking for black but was always sold out.

What products did you love in March? Let me know in the comments!

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Fendi makes me want to craft up this joint.

Feeling crafty? Boy does Fendi have the purse for you… I’d better sharpen up on my needlepoint skillz ASAP.

Craft couture—this innovative kit has everything you need to make your mark on the signature Fendi baguette. Get silly, get serious, get crafting. The entire bag is your blank canvas. 

Available at a Michael’s errr I mean Neiman Marcus near you 😉

Review: Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara (Update)

Since I’m such a mascara junkie I picked up Maybelline’s Full N Soft mascara after reading glowing reviews on MakeupAlley. Everyone seemed to like this mascara but since MUA has disappointed me before, I decided to test it out myself.

Quick take: Does as promised on the packaging and cheap. Wish it lengthened better and was slightly darker since it’s called ‘very black’. B+

Maybelline promises on their packaging: 

This mascara builds full, soft thick lashes without the brittle feel.

  • Prevents loss of lashes with patented Quick Dissolve System that allows easy mascara removal
  • No clumps, no globs
  • Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic
  • Washable; also available in waterproof formula

What I liked: It performed like the package said it would. It gave me tons of volume (it grabbed every lash!), applied cleanly and defined my lashes. This mascara was very layerable without looking spidery, and I experienced no flakes. My lashes stayed soft and curled all day. Taking it off was cake since it dissolved easily with eye makeup remover.

No likey: The package said it was ‘very black’ but it wasn’t all that dark on my lashes. It gave me tons of volume but that took several coats to achieve. It did nothing to lengthen my lashes.

No mascara

3 coats of Full ‘N Soft

The brush was pretty big but not gigantic.

I probably wouldn’t buy this mascara again since I’m more into dramatic mascaras. I’d recommend this to someone who wants natural and full looking lashes. The price easy to swallow at $6.49 (I think I got it for $5.49 at Target).

Product available at Drugstore.com

Disclosure- product featured was bought by yours truly.

Friday Favorites

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great week and will have an even better weekend! I suffered from some bout of food poisoning but am feeling way better. Funny enough, I tried to do a FOTD on my brother’s birthday (like one of my worst feeling days) but I just look pissed off and sickly in the pictures. I might post it anyway for giggles. This weekend seems like it’s going to be pretty low-key, just hanging with the family, no big plans.
Please show me some love and subscribe to my blog via the RSS feed or through email! Both ways to subscribe are on the right hand of the screen. Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

Now on to my favorites 🙂

One of my favorite You Tubers Makeup Fun With Jessie created a gorgeous purple eye tutorial. She has such amazing skin too.

NYX Cosmetics is a super affordable quality makeup line. Thanks to Khris, she points out some great MAC/NYX dupes this week.

Here’s my favorite picture of cake this week courtesy of Bakerella. Red velvet cake makes me want to screw dieting 😉

Happy Friday everyone!!!

A fatal attraction to cuteness

Gotta love a cheap find. All these cute goodies are $40 or under! Couldn’t pass up the Hello Kitty…

 
Left to right: Ruffle Flower Necklace, Tiara Crown Ring, Love Stones On Chain


Left to right: Soaring Swallow Ring, Hello Kitty Key T-Cap, Oh Pear Bracelet

Left to right: Vintage Earring Set, Zebra Sunglasses

Items available at Topshop, Modcloth, and Forever21

Blog Awards!

I’ve been nominated for the ‘I love your blog’ award from Laura at Emerald Green 88. Thanks so much girlie xoxo!

Rules:
– Post award on your blog
– Link the person who has given you the award
– Pass the award to 15 other blogs you’ve discovered
– Remember to contact the bloggers you’ve nominated

Here are the blogs I choose to give this award to 🙂 So what if I can’t count…

Khris- http://randomnesswithkhris.blogspot.com/
Sofia- http://sheisravingmad.blogspot.com/
Meya- http://rockmebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Jen- http://l1lmamaj.blogspot.com/
April- http://gleamingthebeing.wordpress.com/
Cort- http://cort2378.wordpress.com/
Marce- http://eltrendebelleza.blogspot.com/
Becky- http://iambeautiful20.blogspot.com/
Aleksis- http://alpha-blonde.blogspot.com/
Zoffe- http://zoffe.blogspot.com/
Natalie- http://nattyngeorge.blogspot.com/
Mevish- http://goldbeautymua-mevish.blogspot.com/
Sabrina- http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/
Clara- http://claralikesguts.blogspot.com/
Risa- http://makeupbyrisa.blogspot.com/
Tavia- http://www.chicprofile.com/
Jennie- http://spontaneoustruth.wordpress.com/
Katie- http://ktoconnor.blogspot.com/
Helena- http://www.helenaparker.com/
Allison- http://hisbirdiesnest.blogspot.com/

Review: Dr Brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner

Like anyone, I get a croppage of blackheads across my nose. Even with a Clarisonic, they’re not as prominent but they’re there still. After receiving a sample of Dr. Brandt’s pores no more vacuum cleaner, I immediately bought the full size bottle when they were having the friend’s and family deal at Sephora.

Quick take- slightly pricey but works, receives an A.


According to Sephora, Dr. Brandt  pores no more® vacuum cleaner™ helps loosen blackheads by absorbing dirt and excess oil. The complexion is left smooth, clear, and refined.
Directions on the box/bottle:
-Apply a thin layer to areas of concern.
-Avoid contact with eyes.
-Leave on 5 to 10 minutes until product is dry and turns light blue (a cooling sensation will occur).
-Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
-Use 2-3 times weekly or as needed.
-Follow with pores no more® refiner for maximum effectiveness.

With your first use, you wont notice a huge difference, but I noticed that the product had greatly loosened my blackheads. Not to be gross, but they all extracted like buttah. With a couple months of use, I can tell that my crops have mostly died off. I use the product once a week (without extracting), and I’ve noticed that what blackheads I still have are definitely smaller (they’re not all gone).
The product itself applies like a clear gel and dries an iridescent white-blue. What I love is that it does not stain my bath towels unlike other masks. What I don’t love is the price of $45 but they give you a full 1 oz.

Dr. Brandt  pores no more® vacuum cleaner™ is available at Sephora and at Dr. Brandt Skincare online.

Disclosure- product featured was bought by yours truly.


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