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.

Monday, July 21, 2014

EOTD : Darling Girl London Calling and Fyrinnae Orangutan - 7/21/2014

Ah so we meet again! I wasn't entirely happy with the last look I did, so I did another one today. Seems legit. I decided to go nice and simply, using only three eyeshadows in total. I think sometimes that simplicity is best, but I will leave that to you to decide.

What I used:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me
Fyrinnae Orangutan
Darling Girl London Calling
Wet N Wild Brulee
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark

So what do you think, better? I think the blending is better and the overall shape is more what I am going for. I am still trying to figure out how to place and blend a dark color in my crease and outer lid area.

Everyday is an adventure.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOTD : Color Palette Challenge - I LOVE CABBAGE

The makeup group I am in started doing challenges and I am ready to dive into this one. Do a look inspired by a color palette. I hopped right over to design seeds to peruse for some inspiration. This photo and color palette jumped out at me. I love the look of the red cabbage and I have been obsessed with dark purple eyeshadows lately so, win-win.


I took this challenge as an excuse to finally do a nice dramatic eye look. I have been tending to stick to neutral eyes and a bright lip. Its an easy, lazy look that I can do for work or a party. Lazy, lazy, lazy. (Also I just really love lipstick.)

Products used

Milani Eye Primer
Tick:Tock Cosmetics Eyeshadow Base - Milky Way
Femme Fatale - Spirit Bond
Glamour Doll Eyes - Vigilante
Darling Girl - Die, Die My Darling
Tick:Tock Cosmetics - Awkward Moment
Chinovi-  Cloud
Wet N Wild - Brulee
Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit - Dark

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil - New Lover

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation - Porcelain
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

I really love Femme Fatale Spirit Bond. It is a gorgeous dark purple with a really pretty copper sheen! I wish more of that sheen would have shown up in this look. Die, Die My Darling really shines with its pinky sparkles in real life. :)

I haven't done much eye-wise in quite a while. I am not entirely pleased with the shape I made, and feel like I could stand to practice blending even more than I needed to before. Overall I am pleased with the look though, as I really think it didn't turn out TOO bad. What do you think? 

Everyday is an adventure.

Friday, July 18, 2014

I dyed my hair...

...and put on some makeup!

Primer - Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
Foundation - ELF Flawless Finish in Porcelain
Setting Powder - ELF High Definition Powder
Blush - Skeek Blush By 3 Sugar Palette, Demerara

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Wet N Wild Brulee
Fyrinnae Te Amo
Glamour Doll Eyes The Perfect Cure
Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum' Express

Just some lip balm

 Sorry for the horrible pictures, I will try to get some better ones up.

Everyday is an adventure.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Loves and Unloves - 7/1-7/15

Last week I didn't wear much makeup it was so hot and humid but over the past two weeks I have used some products I have enjoyed and some I just cannot stand.

Love :  ZOYA nail polish
I had worn Wednesday for, like, two weeks with minimal wear. I am currently wearing Shawn and just have a small amount of tip wear.

Unlove : OPI especially Lucky Lucky Lavender
I want to punch this in its face. It was horrible to apply. Its thick and streaky and three coats later I have horrible chipping only a day or two after application. Boo!

Love : BPAL Pumpkin Princess
Description - Before the Grand Dame was the Pumpkin Queen, she was a Pumpkin Princess! Bright, sweet pumpkin with vanilla fluff, guava, chocolate-dusted white amber, tiare, red currant, raw honey, and meringue.

Unlove : Tokyo Milk - Poe's Tobacco No. 1
I have tried to love this so much. I love Poe and the scent notes seemed nice, but to me, it just smells like an old lady for me. 
Description - A decidedly different collection of brilliantly paired fragrance notes housed in an alluring glass bottle decorated with Poe's own raven. Deeply nostalgic: Tobac, Tea Leaves, Amberwood & Autumn Apple

 What have you been loving, unloving, or using a lot these past two weeks?

Everyday is an adventure.