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.