Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Haul!


Please check out my first haul video!

L to R (Fushcia, Orange Marmalade, Naked)

L to R (Sex in the City, Flying Dragon (Neon), Sexy Silhouette


Flirt! Bronze Splash Eyeshadow

Flirt! Oh Please!


Crown Brushes


Top to Bottom
BK5 Dual Length Powder Brush $7. 63
BK18 Deluxe Round Crease $1.87
BK15 Large Chisel Fluff $1.95
BK11 Angle Eye Liner $1.85
BK16 Mini Smudger $1.68
BK9 Deluxe Oval Foundation $4.99
BK10 Oval Camouflage $2.88
C116-1 Angle Sable Fluff $1.89

Crown Brushes ( crownbrush.com) is a wonderful alternative for those who are looking nice brushes, but can't afford MAC brushes like myself! I paid a total of $31 including shipping. The shipping was very fast. I placed my order on Monday, and got them Thursday!!! All of the brushes, minus the last one are from the Luna Series, the last is from the Studio Series. The only brush that shed & bled was the dual length powder brush. After the third wash it did stop bleeding, and it sheds every once in a while now. I definitley recommend these brushes!! I know that I will be ordering more!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Samsung Memoir


Right now I have the Motorola Rokr E8, and before that I had the Tmobile Shadow. I like the Rokr, but it is mostly a music phone, and since I have an ipod, I don't really use it. It is very laggy, and it freezes up too much for me, so I figured it was time to start lusting for a new phone. I heard about the Samsung Memoir a few months ago. It is carried by Tmobile, it is touch screen, and has an eight megapixel camera. I have had the music phones, the smart phones, and the plain phones, and I've noticed that all of them have sucky cameras. I guess its time for me to get a bomb ass camera phone!! I plan to have this by July, that is if nothing else catches my attention.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Random Rambling: 4/05/2009

The Lord works in mysterious ways! On Friday, just when I thought my life was spinning out of control, I received a check in the mail from school, and I was able to get on track with my credit card bills. I also received a few more hours at work, and although I may not get any next week, maybe things will progress. I am looking forward to actually having money to spend on the things that I want to spend. I have been picking up a few things, and I placed an order for some crown brushes, so they should be here soon. I am also planning to either visit the MAC and Sephora stores, or place orders online. I know exactly what I want, and I am working on a budget. lol. I will not go over board like I did the last time I went over there. I really need to be doing my school work, but I am not in the mood! I really can't wait to go to The Summit, so that I can do just a tiny bit of shopping. lol.

Friday, April 3, 2009

CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe


I went to Target today, and I decided to pick up CG's Lash Blast Luxe. I have the regular Lash Blast mascara, and I don't really care for it to much, so why did I get the Luxe? Impulsive buying!

Price: 7.49 at Target, and it came with a coupon for a free CoverGirl Eye Enhancers e/s.

Shades: This mascara is available in four shades; Black Platinum (840), Black Cabernet (845), Black Royale (850), Black Emerald (855). I purchased the Black Platinum shade.

What CG Says: "The blackest-black Lash Blast formula, now tinted with luxe shimmers. The giant Luxe brush helps blast lashes to their biggest, boldest, and most beautifully shimmering. In 4 shades that are ready to match your every mood."

What I Say: The product packaging is similar to its sister, Lash Blast, except it is pink. That is actually what attracted me to the mascara, because I love pink! I was surprised with this mascara because CG described it as "shimmery volumizing mascara," and we all know that a lot of times shimmery actually means glittery. I wore this mascara without any eyeshadow today, and I had no glitter fall out. If I did, I did not notice it at all. The shimmer didn't irritate my eyes or anything. It is not as shimmery as I thought it would be, but it is a nice, subtle shimmer.

It instantly gave volume to my lashes, but it did not give them much curl. Most mascaras don't curl my lashes, so I didn't get my hopes up. I really like this mascara because it gave me that instant volume that I was wanting. It didn't overly shimmer them, or look clumpy. A few people asked if I had on false lashes.

How does it compare to Lash Blast? Well of course, Lash Blast Luxe has a touch of shimmer. They are similar in packaging, and the wand it the same. It adds volume just like Lash Blast, but the consistency of the two are totally different. With Lash Blast I always have to wipe the wand off because the wand grabs way to much product. With this one I can just go straight to work because it doesn't come out gunky. Unfortunately this mascara (LB Luxe) is not water proof, and it may just be me, but it has a weird smell to it. It isn't bothersome, just not something I am used to after using Lash Blast for so long.

Overall I like this mascara. The only thing I am worried about is it not being water proof. Summer is getting close, and I do not want mascara running all down my face! So, I would give this a 4/5. I do prefer this one over the regular Lash Blast, because I don't have to wipe the wand off before hand (super lazy!) I'll probably do away with it when it starts getting hot, we'll see.

Lashes Before (I didn't use a curler)



Lashes After (I used two coats)
You can see the little shimmers!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

EOTD: MAC Mineralize E/S in Threesome

I decided that to keep up with my progress, I am actually going to start posting my looks and what not. I'm trying to progress, and like I've stated, for me, its all about learning, and becoming better acquainted (or obsessed) with the things that interest me the most. I guess this was considered yesterdays Eye Of The Day since it is after 12, but its all good.

Please excuse my eyebrows!!! I know they are challenged!

What I used:
Base: MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
Lid: MAC MES Threesome the light color
Crease: MAC MES Threesome the dark color
Highlight: MAC Naked Lunch
Mascara: CG Lash Blast

You probably can't tell, but I used MAC Saddle to blend the outer eye, that eyeshadow matches my skin perfectly. I only have one brush right now, which is an all over eyeshadow brush from Sephora. It isn't really good for the things that I am trying to learn to do, so I am in the market for some new brushes.

I had fun with this look! Like I said, I'm still learning, so feel free to give me tips, and everything!!

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I'm considering a set of brushes from Sigma Makeup. Enkore, MakeupByTiffanyD, and a few others on Youtube have done great reviews on the brushes, and they have said they are MAC comparable. The set is $64, which for all of those brushes, is a great deal! Especially on my student budget!

SALE: Sally's Beauty Supply


For the month of April, Sally's has a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale going on, which includes their nail polishes! YAY! I also found out that the Sally's card is worth getting, it is $5 but, it brings the price of their China Glaze nail polishes from $5.99 to $3.25, which isn't bad at all! I'd rather pay $5.00 once a year, and save money through out the rest of it. 8ty8BeautySupply has great prices as well, but for the shipping, just running up to Sally's, and coming right home with it is more convenient. Thanks to LePooke from YouTube for the tip!! Check her out!