Friday, April 29, 2011

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Lacey Lilac

I have been aching for a lavender nailpolish for quite sometime now and for some reason just never brought myself to physically buy one. At Target the other day I was done looking at the makeup selection and just as I was walking I saw the display of Sally Hansen new colors. My eye instantly gravitated to this color in 270 Lacey Lilac. It was less than 3 dollars so I knew if I hated it, it wouldnt bug me so much. But actually came to really like this color! Its just so perfect for spring and suits my skin tone. As you apply it, it looks exactly like the bottle but once it dries it comes a little darker. The thing that bugs me the most was the brush. But I own a lot of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nailpolishes so it could just be the one I own. On a positive note it dries really fast :)

I decided to wear Teenage Dream by OPI on my statement finger just for some glam.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Everyone!

What I wore on Easter. Nothing special but I liked the colors.
Dress-Old Navy
Earrings-Forever 21
Ring-Rue 21

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hard Candy Fox In A Box

Everytime I go to Walmart I scope around to see if I can find Hard Candy concealer, still no luck, but I did come across these treasures. Hard Candy Fox in a Box has 2blushes, a bronzer and a highlight. I picked up 2 boxes Hot Flash and Smooth Talker.

Im a sucker for blushes but ESPECIALLY pink ones! So I grabbed for Hot Flash first. Im beyond happy I did because its something I dont have in my collection and it is REALLY pigmented. Its highlight is this coral color, sheer but very buildable. It has a slight shimmer to it really only shows when reflected in light. The bronzer is an orange tone to it, TOO light even for my fair skin to contour. I would use it as a highlight or mix it with the blush. The blushes are beautiful bright pinks. The one on the left is a bright matte pink. The one on the right is this HOT fuchsia pink in a matte finish.
Starting from the left (Highlight, Bronzer, Bright Pink Blush, Fuchsia Pink Blush)

On the left ALL colors mixed together/ On the right both blushes together

Smooth Talker is unlike anything I own for its purple undertones. These one doesn't have a bronzer and I'm not sure if the purple is another highlight, I just mix all the colors together or just mix the 2 blushes on the bottom, then use the first one as a highlight. This blush I use more for wearable looks. Its really light on the cheeks. The highlight is light sheer brown. Left from the highlight is the purple shade probably my favorite color for how unique it is. Its not that purple once applied its more like a pink champagne with a frost finish. The blushes are along the coral side.

All colors mixed together

The 2 blushes on the bottom mixed together

These are AmAzInG products! The packaging is uber adorable and comes with a little brush with pink bristles, not the softest brush and rather small. The best thing about this product is the versatility. You can use it in so many different ways, you can use the colors separately or all together. Oh and of course affordable for 6 bucks each!

Friday, April 15, 2011

ELF Blushes

I LOVE my new blushes from ELF. These in particular are the ones from the studio line. For 3 dollars each you get unbelievable pigmentation and such pretty colors. The packaging is so cute and it brings a mirror! I bought 4 pink passion, fuschia fusion, blushing rose and gotta glow. Gotta glow is one that you would use as a highlight. Its a lot like NARS albatross. It is a butter cream color with a gold sheen to it. I adore it and have been using it everyday. My favorite one is Pink Passion. Pink Passion is a matte bright pink. It is just perfect for spring and summer. Fuschia Fusion surprised me the most. Its like a purple berry fuschia color with EXTREME glitter in it. Not shimmer GLITTER! I like to use this for nights or special events. Really pretty though. Blushing Rose is a dark red-brown like a brick red with gold glitter. Really pretty and perfect for when you wear red lipstick. I love everything about these blushes. The quality is amazing for 3 bucks, Im definetly going to purchase more!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Duo 7:Maybelline Smooth Mousse Foundation and Dream Matte Powder Combo

I decided to end my series with the best combo I have found recently that Ive been absolutly insanly madly in love with!! Its the Maybelline foundation and powder. The foundation is the Smooth Mousse in porcelian ivory. I usually go for liquid foundation but decided to try something new and Im so happy I did. Smooth mousse is this creamy but yet light foundation. It blends like a dream and fairly matches my skin tone. I apply it with my fingers just because its faster. It leaves my face with a satin finish. Then after applying my foundation I set it with Dream Matte powder in light. The powder is a little hard to describe, its not like any powder Ive ever used before. Its lightweight but dense in the sense of not a lot of fall out. I apply it with my flat top powder brush from ELF. It leaves my skin so soft and you cant tell I even have powder on. What I love is that it doesnt rub off on fabric ypu know when you hug someone. Now this combo isnt perfect. It doesnt have a strong lasting power. I say maybe 6-8 hours keep in mind I wear this in 80 degree dry weather AND no AC in my car. lol. My biggest thing about it is that the coverage is medium, I prefer FULL. Im not sure if this product is being discontinued although I have a slight suspecion since I dont see much. If you know please inform me, in the count that I have to buy back ups! Its my go to product when Im in a hurry, which is 90% of the time.

I really like the packaging as well. Especially the powder.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Duo 6: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer and Highlight

Ive only used one concealer my whole life CrAzY I know. It was the coastal scents quad in light. I LOVE it so creamy and 4 colors so I can mix and match, its perfect for my dark circles but anyways I hit pan on it so I know I needed a new one. I chose Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer and highlight. At first I didnt like it, but that was only because I had been applying it wrong. I was dragging it while of course its the "bad" way, your supposed to dab. It is BEYOND amazing for my blemishes!! IT covers those bad boys like a miracle worker. Not so wonderful for my under eye area but it still works. The highlight is awesome its not very noticeable but does leave a nice shine on wherever you apply. It is a lil on the runny side so be careful with that. Still I love it for an everyday look. I put it on my cheeks, nose and cupids bow area. Definetly a product you should try!

Do you know of any other drugstore concealers I should try?