Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rainbowssssss =)

Hello my lovelies. =) Just a quick post of a rainbow look I wore today! See you soon!

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse in Nude
L'OREAL Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent
E.L.F. Shimmer Palette in Sheer/Sunrise
Covergirl InstantCheekbones in Pearl Plum
Mary Kay Eye Primer
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Pure White [eye base]
E.L.F. Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette [6th row, 2nd from left for yellow - 9th row, 7th from left for purple]
L.A. Colors Palette in Tease [used the pink, blue, and green]
E.L.F Brightening Eye Pot in Black [outter crease]
E.L.F. Brightening Eye Pot in White [highlight]
L.A. Colors Liquid Eyeliner in Black [upper lid]
Mark No Place to Run in Jet Set [tightline and waterline]
Maybelline Falsies in Black Drama
Maybelline Great Lash "Lots of Lashes" in Blackest Black
E.L.F. Cool Palette [bottom right for brows]
Mary Kay Nourishine lip gloss in Gold Rush MIXED with E.L.F. Glossy Gloss in Pink Candy

Monday, April 9, 2012

Face of the Day. =)

Guess whattt. =) I'm back baby! My life has been ridiculousy crazyyyyy the past couple months, but I'm back with a brand new Face of the Day. =)

It's finally getting that time of the year where the sun makes my skin amazing, so I don't need much foundation and such. So, here ya go. This is a natural look with a small pop of color. Gold eyes with purple liner, perfect for work. <3

Hard Candy Skin Perfecting Primer
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Nude
Mary Kay Eye Primer
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Pure White (shadow base)
E.L.F. Cool Palette
E.L.F. Eye Brightening Pot #10427
Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous felt tip liner in Storm
Mark No Place to Run liner in Jet Set (tightlight and waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash "Lots of Lashes" in Blackest Black
E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Ruby Slipper

See you guys tomorrow. <3

Friday, February 3, 2012

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse : Reviews & Swatches :)

I'm not even gonna put any suspense into this. I LOVE this foundation. It has been my everyday foundation since it first came out. I used it once and fell in love. <3 Read below for more details. =D

The color I'm reviewing is Nude. I am OCD about my foundation being matte. I do not like to shine or anything of the sort. lol. It also does really well with covering pores and fine lines. The last swatch is just the foundation without any primer, and you can see it does a great job covering by itself. Also, I did the swatch on my right hand because of my scar. You can see from the pictures that it easily covered the redness of my scar, so imagine what it can do for blemishes! The only thing that disappointed me this time was the look of it when I opened it. It usually looks amazing, but I did drop it a few times at the store. =/ lol. Occasionally, you will get one that looks like that when you open it up, but it doesn't bother the foundation. It works just the same. =)

I am definitely recommending that you go try this foundation. =D

I paid $7.94 plus tax for this item.

Overall Rating: A+

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color ; Review & Swatches :)

I'll admit it, I'm a bit of an eyeshadow junkie. My eyes are my favorite facial feature, so I always like to play them up with pretty eyeshadows. As mineral eyeshadow goes, $3.50 is pretty cheap, so my guard was automatically up with this item. Did it pass my test?

The color I'm reviewing is called Amber Blaze. For some reason, a goldish color was missing from my eyeshadow collection. How in the world does that happen?? lol. So, I purchased this from my Mary Kay representative. This eyeshadow is impressively pigmented. The swatch on my hand is from me simply pressing my finger in the eyeshadow and rubbing it across my hand. Crazy, right? The shadow went on simply and smoothly with zero fallout. I layered it with a darker brown, and it looked amazinggg.

There was only one con to this. For some reason, on my eye, this color was a bit more orangey than I thought it would be. It was still beautiful, but not the rich gold that I assumed it would be. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product and will probably be buying more colors in the future. :)

I paid $3.50 plus tax for this item.

Overall Rating: A-

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser : Review & Swatches =)

Neutrogena is known for their awesome skin products. Did this facial cleanser live up to the Neutrogena expectation?

I HATEEEEE this product. I do not like sayin that about a Neutrogena product because they are normally awesome, but this was horrible. I have been blessed in the fact that normally, my skin really rocks. It's very rare that I get even the smallest blemish. I was out of my normal cleanser, so I just picked this up at the store down the street. The first couple of days I used this, my chin broke out like crazy. I chalked it up to using a new product on my face. I've been using it for 3 weeks now, and I will never use this again. I have blemishes on my chin, around my lip, as well as on my forehead. Horrible waste of money. Also, I tend to have skin on the oilier side, and this product even made MY skin dry. =/

I paid $5.00 plus tax for this.

Overall Rating: F-

Cover Girl Clean Make-Up : Reviews & Swatches :)

Hello my lovelies :) I told ya'll I would have some reviews coming soon! <3
My first review is going to be on Covergirl's Clean Make-Up for Normal Skin in Creamy Natural.

I actually like this foundation pretty well. It's my back-up foundation for when I run out of my regular! It does have a bit of a chemical smell when you first put it on, but the smell does go away after it dries. Speaking of drying, it dries down pretty quickly, so make sure you're prepared for that. This foundation has decent coverage, but it does come off rather easily. The two main things I dislike about this product are: it has sort of a "dewy" type finish, and I prefer my foundation to be more matte. It also seems to settle into my (rather large, ugh!) pores and any fine lines. =(

I paid $6.25 plus tax for this. <3

Overall Rating: B+

Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming! Make-Up reviews, hauls, tutorials, beauty giveaway:)

Hello my lovelies! Just another quick update. I know there hasn't been a lot of beauty posting yet, but I'm currently just in the process of getting my make-up and photo area in my room ready. And it will be ready by the end of the week! Woo hoo. So, I just wanted to let ya'll know what ya'll could expect in the next week!

Major Drugstore Haul. <3 (also look for this on youtube, southerntwanq)
My first YouTube tutorial <3 (southerntwanq)
Must-Have Monday!
Information on an upcoming BEAUTY GIVEAWAY :D

so, please don't lose patience with me or think i'm not serious about this blog. i honestly am too excited to get this thing rolling!

in the meantime, anyone have any suggestions on any products i should pick up with my next trip to the drugstore? :)