Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure: Cafe Au Lait

Yay! Jackpot! I finally found the perfect nude nail polish! Sally Hansen's Cafe Au Lait truly makes your nails look chic, polished and classy, without looking like a corpse. I love the formula, it is long lasting (lasted 10 days without chipping along with Seche Vite), the brush is bigger than normal so its easier to apply. I would recommend this as an all year round "polished" look. :) Also while searching for a picture I found this article on Glamour on "Perfect Nail Polish Colors For Showing Off A New Engagement Ring" where Cafe Au Lait is featured. Run out to your local drugstore and get this ASAP if you love that classic nude look.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

Product Claim:
M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA++
Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.

The M Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturising properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.

Price n' Stuff: Well if you purchase it from Missha directly you will be spending $29.99 plus shipping. Now I got it from Amazon for $17.50 plus shipping, but limited on color choices.

Mini Review: I am NW20 (Mac) and I own the color Light Beige and it matches me very well. When I first tried it, I was skeptical because it normally looks very grey coming out of the tube, but when it oxidizes it matches beautifully. I like this product because its lighter than regular foundation, it has all those neat extras like SPF, whitening properties etc. It smooths on nice, smells nice and covers light to medium. Now what I don't like about this product is that its very sticky on the skin, it doesn't last very long (on me), it slides around on my face (even if using a primer and of course setting it with powder). Because of the fact that it moves around, I have a feeling that in the summer it will melt, which sucks because I wanted to use this instead of a tinted moisturizer because it has more converage and its not super oily. I still enjoy this product though, I will probably continue trying BB Creams since theres a bunch out there, but as a first one to try I would recommend it if you feel like it might work for you :)

Below I have posted a video from xsparkage trying out this specific BB Cream and first impressions :)

mark Mist Opportunity Multi-tasking Refresher

Product Claims: "If your skin needs a pick-me-up and your makeup needs a touch up then try this alcohol-free, all-around skin revitalizer pumped with grapefruit, kiwi and lemongrass extracts that delivers a burst of antioxidant benefits to purify, rejuvenate and replenish skin.
6.7 fl. oz.
oil-free • non-comedogenic • fragrance-free"

Price n' stuff: $8, which is pretty affordable and I bought it from (use the code WELCOME for free shipping for first time buyers)

Mini Review: I like this product, I usually use it before my moisturizer for days when I wear makeup and even for the days I don't. This actually reminds me a lot of Mac Fix+ Spray. I like that its refreshing and smells pleasant but not over bearing but also doesn't contain artificial frangrance that might irritate. I have even used this over my makeup when im done, it is NOT a setting spray (neither is Mac Fix+). I use it to give a little moisture back to my face after applying powders etc to avoid any "cakey" look. I would recommend it if you'd like a nice alternative to Fixx+. What do you think?

Garnier Refreshing Gel-Cream Moisture Rescue

Product Claims: Locks in moisture for 24 Hours, Blocks out dryness, Oil Free

Sold at most drugstores.

Mini Review: I have combination oily skin, im not acne prone. I have been trying this for over 3 weeks thus far everyday, mostly at night because it does not contain SPF. I originally tried this from a sample in a magazine and thought it was indeed refreshing and made my skin soft, but after purchasing it, I find that it does not "lock in moisture". I feel like it doesn't do much but smell good to be honest, although it does smell good there is a downside to that perk as well. As we most know frangance can be irritating to the skin, so yes after I apply this my skin tends to burn, which is not too refreshing :\ Boo @ this product, I will not be repurchasing :|

What I Bought Today: LA Colors At Dollar Tree

So the other day I was on YouTube as always and a girl I watch named xoxoamandakisses and she is a frequent Dollar Tree shopper, which is awesome because its a REAL dollar store, where everything is really just a buck. (Yes there are fake dollar stores hah)

Well she mentioned LA Colors coming out with these new trios with pretty vibrant springy like colors. Here is the video where she mentions them maybe half way into the video.

I picked up "Shooting Star" which consisted of a trio of a vibrant purple, teal and pink. I of course can't find a picture but as soon as I do I will post it below.

Mini Review: Now for a buck I was excited to try this trio out, so today I put the teal on my lid and worked the purple lightly in my crease with a fluffy Mac 217. I put it over the NYX eyeshadow base in "ESB03" which is a skin tone color. After about hmm, an hour and a half that once vibrant teal is now fading. Not super upset about it but it does kinda suck, but for a buck I cannot complain too much. Have you tried this? If so what do you think?

Introduction :)


I love beauty related items, there. I said it. Haha Now that I have confessed, lets talk about what the point of this blog is. Well I am not entirely sure yet, I like buying makeup, finding deals, watching "gurus" on YouTube and learning about new things. So I figured I would blog about stuff. I am not a makeup artist, I am not any kind of professional, just a regular girl that got into beauty, thanks to the YouTube Beauty community. Anywhoo, chances are, ill rant about more than beauty stuff hehe, but lets find out together! Thanks for Visiting :D