Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 2014 Most Used + Loves

What have I been using and loving this month? Let's find out!

Eylure x Katy Perry Lashes - Sweetie Pie
I really liked the natural look of these. I used them for Christmas Eve dinner. I initially planned to use the Ardell demi wispies everyone raves about, but they were just too dramatic for the occasion (and the fact that I have never wore lashes before). What I liked best about these lashes is that I can do a thick liner and just pop these on and instantly look like I have natural lashes again. Is it just me, or do you find there's nothing you can do to make your lashes visible with a super thick liner. No amount of mascara seems to help me!

Makeup Geek Pigment - New Year's Eve
Just pat this baby on over whatever kind of glitter glue you like, and POW! instant party look. Simple and sparkly!

Illamasqua Powder Blusher - Hussy
I got this for Christmas last year after I had been dreaming of owning it for what feels like forever. I can tell you, it did not disappoint. I love it! Its nice and pigmented, and I think it looks good on me.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Amsterdam and Cannes
I have recently fallen in love with the formulas of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. They are easy to apply, and layer, and eventually become mostly matte without totally drying out your lips. Lovely!

China Glaze Hey Sailor with Essie Matte About You Topcoat
My favorite, matte red everything!

Manic Panic - Hot Hot Pink, Purple Haze, Electric Lizard
My current hair color combination. Let me tell you I am seriously feelin' it. I think I could be rocking this look for quite a while. <3

Everyday is an adventure.

Monday, December 22, 2014

One Minute Reviews - BPAL Autumn Cider

Can I just say this is in my top 10 favorite scents? I love fall scents most of all, and I love having a bunch of decants from the lovely people on the BPAL forums to test them all out. Today I bring you: One Minute Review of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Autumn Cider!

Notes : Fermented apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, lemon zest, butterscotch liquor, and orange slices.

At first it smells like a craft store around autumn, you know that really specific "cinnamon" smell that permeates the air? And it certainly smells like that when you sniff your wrist where you applied it. BUT! when it is just wafting around you in a cloud of delicious autumnal amazingness, you can catch a whiff of a beautiful fruitiness that isn't there when you are up close and personal with the scent.

I give this a 10 out of 10.
I will definitely be seriously considering purchasing a full size of this come Halloween time.

Everyday is an adventure.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quick FOTD - 12/16/14

I am finally no long sick. I came down with the flu and have just be feeling utterly horrible for almost three weeks. To celebrate feeling better I decided to toss on some bright pink lippy and enjoy it! All I did was apply some mascara and lip color, and I already feel a million times better. :)

What I used:
Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum' Express
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Flared
NYX Lipliner Pencil - 859 Edge Pink
NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - XLC01 Dolly Girl

Have you been staying healthy this winter? What do you think of the NYX lip creams?
I am a big fan of the Soft Matte Lip Creams.

Everyday is an adventure.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's in your bag: Lip edition

I don't know about you, but I have this nasty little habit of carrying around everything I never needed in my bag. I must have cleaned out my bag in the past few weeks because searching through, I only found a few lip products. Here's what I found:

EOS lip balm in Sweet Mint (pretty much totally used up)

Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm in a tin (also pretty much done)

Luxe Lip Smacker lipgloss in Vanilla Bean Sorbet (for nostalgia reasons)

Revlon lipstick in 663 Va Va Violet

Wet N Wild Lipstick in 919B Vamp It Up

E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Rich Red

Do you carry a bunch of stuff you don't need in your purse or
are you good about only carrying what you actually need?
What's your favorite lip balm right now?

Everyday is an adventure.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quickie update

I just wanted to pop in to say hi. I have been fighting with a few annoyances (and one good thing) that stopped me from bothering with makeup and blogging. Two Saturdays ago, I had a weird allergic reaction kinda thing that I was fighting with all week so I just didn't have it in me to do any makeup or wear perfume or even dress appropriately for life. It was horrible.

This past weekend I went to my Uncle's camp and spent the weekend out in the sun, away from civilization, and drinking. It was great! So that's why once I started feeling better I still hadn't posted anything. And now because I was out in the sun for so long, I have a slight sunburn and a tan. Crazy! Hopefully I will get back in the swing of things again real soon. I will probably have a post up later this week about something I have been obsessed with lately.

P.S. I am also really excited that I will be getting (and reviewing) my first ever Fortune Cookie Soap Box in the mail soon because my lovely brother got me a year of them for my birthday!

How was your past week? Did you do anything fun?
Do you enjoy the great outdoors or do you like staying inside?

Everyday is an adventure.

Monday, August 4, 2014

One Minute Reviews - Tom Ford Black Orchid

Oh my! *swoon* That was my exact reaction when I sprayed this on my body. There is no other way to react to this scent. Seriously! It is the embodiment of cool, grownup, sexy, elegant, sophisticated.

Notes : Bergamot, Citrus, Mandarin, Black Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Lotus Wood, Orchid, Spicy Floral Accord, Orchid (Tom Ford Black Accord), Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense, Vanilla.

I am so in love. Its spicy; the perfect kind of floral. It smells grown-up but this isn't a powdery old lady scent. This just oozes sexy. Like that women in the old black and white films. Its powerful and playful. I mean, if this was a person I might have to seriously consider marrying it! (I feel so sophisticated sitting here eating my easy mac and watching Sin City.)

Everyday is an adventure.

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOTD : Birthday Makup - 7/31/2014

Today is the day I turn 25. When I was younger 25 was the age I always thought was the greatest. You had all your shit together, you had a job you enjoyed (at a coffee place), a boyfriend (starving artist type), a cellphone (?), and just generally had a say over what you did.This is mostly true. I have a job that I mostly enjoy, just not at a coffee shop. I don't have a boyfriend, but I do have a lovely husband that I love with all of my heart. I do have a cellphone! And I mostly get to do whatever I want 'cause I'm a grownup!

Because I am so grown up I thought I would be seriously appropriate to wear some sweet blue lips - as I have been obsessing over them like crazy!

What I used :

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 110 Ivory

Wet N Wild Brulee
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express

NYX lipliner pencil in 851 Black Berry
Geek Chic Cosmetics Geek Gloss in Banished

Tom Ford Black Orchid

Everyday is an adventure.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

One Minute Reviews - Kate Spade Twirl

I was going through all my perfume samples I have received over the years from places like Sephora, and thought it might be a cool idea to do basically mini reviews about them. I say mini reviews because 1- I am not very good at talking about scents and 2- because everyone's body chemistry is different I don't want to make these too long because that just seems silly to me.

Notes : Pink watermelon, red currant, blackberry, orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower, magnolia, glittering musk and french cookies (Macarron).

  • After reading though all their notes I settled on testing out Twirl by Kate Spade. Just before I ran out the door for work today I spritzed it. 
  • Eh seems ok. My allergies are acting up this morning so I am not sure if this will make them worse. Its really, chemical smelling? Then again, a lot of the commercial perfumes that I have tried have -that- smell.
  • It was kinda strong in the car, it doesn't smell bad, its not the normal scent to me.
  • I am sniffing my arm at work, it smells nice enough, but I don't know if this is a fragrance that I would really wear. I am unsure if it really fits me and I don't know if I will even use up the whole tester.

In conclusion: I always get sucked in by the awesome sounds notes, but always get disappointed in the lack of delivery. I feel like I can't pick out any of the notes which is something I really enjoy doing with the oils I have used.

Everyday is an adventure.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Loves and Unloves - 7/22-29

On Monday I went to the Palace Theater to see a showing of The Goonies with my husband and our niece. I was so glad to be able to take her to one of our favorite places to see a great movie. The theater will be doing more family night movies like this I can't wait to see what else they show! Unfortunately this young girl says she "doesn't like black and white movies!" Seriously!? This is not ok. What are your favorite black and white movies you think a 10 year old might like? I considered seeing if she was able to see the Evil Dead marathon they will be doing, or if she is able to see Gremlins x Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think she would have a great time, plus she already likes Gremlins. Anyway on to the favorites!

Love : Wet N Wild Color Icon Single - Brulee
I have been using this pretty much every time I do my makeup. It is a great highlight/blending color.

Love : Putting all of my indie shadows in baggies in trading card holders in a binder!
I used to hate baggies and still love jars, but this is soooo much easier. Literally be the idea in the world. I exaggerate but you know what I mean. Everything is at your fingertips, it doesn't take up too much space, and we all know what that means: more room for more makeup!

Love : Philosophy Lipgloss in Pink Frosted Animal Cracker
Seriously. It's just great!

Everyday is an adventure.

Friday, July 25, 2014

FOTD : Kat Von D Evelyn Palette & NYX Transylvania - 7/24/2014

keeping on with the roll, I have another FOTD, plus a small haul. I went to Ulta today because I was having a really bad day(week) and decided to see if they had the NYX macaron lippies in the store - negative. Good news, there were new colors of the soft matte lip creams to poke at. I got one to see, and there are few more I would love, plus there are new normal matte lipstick shades now! As I was wandering around with my new lippie I found some clearanced nail polishes, SCORE! So I picked up Josie, Sunshine (pixie dust) , and Chita (pixie dust). The best part of the day was there were clearanced from 8.00 to 1.97 but when I got to check out they actually range up for .98 I believe. I purchased everything for under ten dollars! That sure made my week a little brighter.

This is the first day all week that my husband has noticed or at least said anything about my makeup. I walked into his office when I picked him up from work and all he had to say was "You look dark." For the life of me, I couldn't just take a "normal" photo but I think these show off the makeup well enough so here they stay!

What I used:

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 115 Ivory
ELF High Definition Powder

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Kat Von D Evelyn Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Demolition
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania

What do you think? Will you be running out to Ulta to score some nail poishes or checking out some new NYX products? I think the lip cream could have been a little bit nicer if I used a lipliner first, c'est la vie!

Everyday is an adventure.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EOTD : Darling Girl Vicar In A Tutu, Roots Radical & Femme Fatale Hallowed Ground & Glamour Doll Eyes Fiji Mermaid, Overslept - 7/23/2014

Four days in a row? Yes please! Today is all about the green-ish blues!

What I used:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me
Darling Girl Vicar In A Tutu - inner corner and brow highlight
Femme Fatale Hallowed Ground - all over lid
Darling Girl Roots Radical - outer 1/3 lid
Glamour Doll Eyes Fiji Mermaid - in crease
Glamour Doll Eyes Overslept - in crease

Everyday is an adventure.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Loves and Unloves - 7/15-7/22

I have been trying very diligently to keep up blogging, doing about 2 posts a week. Doing these weekly posts really help me keep on track. I hope you enjoy them?

Love : Milani Eyeshadow Primer
I have been using this for over a year since I lost my UDPP *cries* Good news is, ITS JUST AS GOOD! Its amazing and I feel like I do not ever need to spend crazy cashola on an eyeshadow primer again. I love it so much I used it on my wedding day!

Unlove : BareMinerals Mineral Veil
I currently hate this. Every time I have used this the past few weeks my skin has looked totally poopy; just gross. It does not play well, at least with my ELF foundation that I am trying to use up.

Love : Prism Lites Lightener - Violet, Ion Sensitive Scalp 30 vol developer, Manic Panic Rock 'N' Roll Red
I used all of these products over the past week to redye my hair. I have enjoyed working with all of them. My hair lightened enough to so I could cover it with the manic panic. The red is an orange-y red and very bright!

Love/Unlove : Manic Panic - Rockabilly Blue
I love this color but I hate that it stains my skin so badly! I need to find a replacement for this. I am so of having a blue tinged face and neck.

Love : Shampoo Bars
I have been trying one of Fortune Cookie Soap solid shampoo bars a lovely lady in a facebook group sent me a sample of Something Tropical. I have used it maybe three times so far. I like it, it seems to clean my hair nicely. I also have used a shampoo and conditioner bar from Soapily Ever After a few times as well. I like using them a lot more than the traditional liquid shampoos and conditioner. *I am afraid to wash my hair with this or any other shampoo really because I just know that the red dye is going to come right out :(

Love : Haus of Gloi - Sanctum
I picked this up last year when they have their summer collection avalible. I finally just tested it out. At first I thought I wanted to die it was so, sickly sweet, but then as it mellowed out I had a nice, but still very sweet, scent. I feel like, at least on me, the melon really comes out. It reminds me of something, but I cannot figure it out at all! 
Description: A welcome respite: Muskmelon, coconut water infused with bergamot flower, kaffir lime, polished ho wood and sticky benzoin.

Everyday is an adventure.


FOTD : Fyrinnae Shenanigans and Darling Girl Stupid Parlor Tricks - 7/22/2014

On the high that was yesterday's victorious eye makeup, I decided to do it again! Warning: picture heavy. I was trying to really capture the beauty of Shenanigans and Stupid Parlor Tricks. Crappy cell pictures for now, because I don't have anything to get the photos off my actual memory card until I get home.

  What I used:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me
Fyrinnae Shenanigans - crease
Darling Girl Bonne Nuit - inner 1/3 of lid
Darling Girl Stupid Parlor Tricks - all over lid
Wet N Wild Brulee - browbone to crease
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express
ELF Eyebrow Kit Dark

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain
ELF High Definition Powder
Darling Girl Neon Trees

Everyday is an adventure.