Monday, March 14, 2011

Mid-March updates/ Hauls & Reviews

I really need to stop being so slow at updating and posting things here. My only reason is because my computer that my brother hella messed it up for me is in my room just catching dust until he comes back from Seattle in a couple of days to fix it for me and then I can start posting and editing it without having to use my younger brothers computer. GOODNESS I WISH I WAS AN ONLY CHILD SOMETIMES. heh heh jk. I love the bratty little bros. Moving on, I've recently been having so much stress dealing with Chase Bank because I've been a victim of identity theft. What is most upsetting about the situation is that I am not even rich or banking to begin with, so why rob me and not someone who has over $100 in their account ya know? So I am still in the process of dealing with that it's been like a week now. Next thing is that I am beginning to see fine lines/wrinkles by my eyes! O.o I really need to start shopping high end on face products because I can not have sagging skin. I need to go easy on the tanning under the sun in the summer and wear shades. I recently just dyed my hair and MAN! its not even brown! its like red! I want brown! I need to wait for the end of the month to go buy a box of hair dye and I want to try the foam dye because I saw how much easier it is to apply. That is all for the updates for now. I wish I do not need to update as much because I feel like all my updates are bad and never anything good. =/ 

Hauls / Reviews woot woot! *killing two birds with one stone =p*
bareMinerals eyelid primer: Bare Escentuals boutique at Water Tower Place 5th floor.$18 each for 0.1 fl oz regular and brightening
Review: I was extremely upset with this purchase at first because I thought I got jipped. Because it's .1 FL OZ FOR $18. the tube size was smaller then the urban decay and too faced insurance and they both are priced the same. BUT BUT, the reason as to why bareMinerals priced it that and kept the formula smaller is because a single tube last for 6 months and you really do not need a lot because a pinch will go a long way for both eye lids. I won't need to buy another eyelid primer for a year! So far I am loving it because it does not smudge and last very long, heck it lasted til the next morning for work after a long night of sweaty dancing. LOL and you should join their frequent buyers club card promo, for every $10 you spend, you get a punch and after you get 10 punches you get $10 to spend! I know it seems like a long way, but if your a mineral makeup user, then you will rack up fast!

regular and brightening *they have a "pearl" version which is meant for lighter skin eyelid because it helps illuminates the lid and the color of the eyeshadow, I got the brightening because I am tan and the gold really helps illuminate the color of eye shadows

Maybelline New York NEW spring/summer 2011 eye shadows:Ulta at State St, Downtown. $5.79 Expert Wear Stylish Smokes Quad and $4.49 Expert Wear Perfect Pastels/ Modern Metallics Duo. 
Rewiew: I am a huge Maybelline fan and love their quads. Their new line of quads are the same as their old version. Their new quads changed shape of each shadow int he pan due to the fact that they feel like there are certain colors you would use more than others to achieve that smokey eye look. Which I think is smart on their behalf. The quad labels out what you use for your base (brow bone), lid, crease, and liner! It is definitely a user friendly quad for those of us who are looking for a palette that has everything you need for one look or instructions. Their duo shades are to die for as well! So great and perfect timing for spring/summer! They colors are so pretty and again they have alter it to give you the color you need the most and least.  

Stylish Smokes series in Plum Smokes #12Q *prettiest neutral smokey purple*
Lasting Lilac #40D &  Sunkissed Olive #90D
Pink Suede #35D & Shocking Seas #45D*this is the color they use to market the new line along with the ONE by ONE mascara*

Wet n Wild: Walmart at Skokie, IL. ~$5.95 i-Sparkle floral palette, $1.99 Idol eyes creme shadow pencil, $0.93 Silk Finish lipstick [~ is an estimated price]
Review: I am so in love with wet and wild's cosmetic line, they are definitely inexpensive and have a good range of items to choose from. I love this floral palette because of the neutral colors and the great packaging, it opens up with the mirror on the back and slides to the side! A+ for that. The palette is label as NEW but if you check the wnw site it doesn't even list this product so I'm wondering if this is a "new" last product??? Any who, their eye stick is even better! So creamy and its like a dupe of NYX jumbo pencil stick but not as big or pricey. Their silk finish lipstick is great and the color is a pinky peach. For the price of less than a dollar and it moisturize the lips too. I prefer moisturizing lipstick than regular. But I do have to warn you guys about the packaging of the lipstick, the cap is very weak and if you drop it, it will fly out. The logo on the side rubs off too and there is no spf. So please be beware but I guess that is why the lipstick is under a dollar.
Envy #132 & Electro #131
Star Cluster #140
Sunset Peach #516C

L'oreal Paris HIP shadow duo: Ulta at State St, Downtown $7.99 and Maybelline Moisture Lipstick: Walgreens at State St, Downtown $3.50
Review: I love the duo's so much variety of shades from matte, shimmer, bright, and metallic if I recall. I picked up two shades (Wicked and Adventurous). Wicked appeared on Instyle magazine and I had to see it for myself of how the gold and purple went so well together. I choose adventurous because I wanted a pink toned shadow, I found this to be very hard to wear especially on my tan skinned and I wanted to sell it, but then I saw a tutorial that Michelle Phan did recently on "Cherry Blossoms" using the same shade and I figured maybe I can try to pull it off again because honestly I do love how the pink and taupe goes together. This lipstick was on sale and I had to pick it up. It is a moisture extreme lipstick with spf15! Anything 2 in 1 stick is a plus for me. The packaging is great, the cap is tight and has a snap when you close it to let you know its sealed tightly. If your out in the sun a lot like me and wear lip products too, always try to see if they have it with spf's because you do not want to get dry and wrinkly lips. Keep them kissable and healthy! =D

Wicked  #536 *I had to put it on flash so that the color would be true*

Adventurous #114 *the pink is so pretty and resembles cherry blossom petals*
Metallic Mauve #A22 spf 15

k k until next time =D

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