Thursday, October 27, 2011

FOTD 10.27.11 (10/100)

I actually did this look a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to post it (doh!). I don't remember all the products I used but I'll do my best.

Lipstick - Ulta = toast
Eyeliner - Ulta = Indigo
I can't remember what eyeshadow palette I used. It was either Forever 21, Ulta, or Nyx pro kit. Sorry!
Mascara - NYC City curls
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FOTD 10.25.11 (9/100)

I haven't done any FOTD's in almost a week! Sorry :(

My camera has been playing up and I've been so busy but here's a quick one I did with my new Profusion palette that I bought at Walgreens for 99 cents.

Profusion palette
Femme Couture mascara - black
L'Oreal Intense eyeliner - black
Femme Couture Mineral Effects blush - plum posh
Ulta Lipstick - precious pink
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
Rimmel Stay matte pressed powder

I'll hopefully be getting some new products this weekend so I'll keep you posted. And I am hoping that I have an event coming up that will afford me the opportunity to take some pics of the make up I've done. I'm not sure when this will happen but I'll keep you up to date with that. And hopefully I'll be able to have some pics of someone other than myself!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FOTD 10.19.11 (8/100)

I'm losing track of my FOTD's lol

My foundation is a little messed up in this one because I started sweating and even after I re-did the foundation I started sweating again. But I think the pics still came out pretty good so here ya go :)

Sorry I look annoyed lol The foundation issue was driving me crazy.


WnW trio - Bright Idea
NYC Smooth Skin foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
NYX liquid liner  - extreme sapphire
Ulta lipstick - precious pink
WnW Blush -  831 Pearlescent Pink
Ulta eyeliner - black

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ulta Portfolio Case Make Up Kit (Quick Review)

Ok so here it is. I paid $20 ( I had a $5 off coupon) and for the most  part it was worth it. I love all the colors. The brushes and applicators are pretty useless but I don't care, I have enough of those. The black eyeliner is the best one. The other colors don't have a lot of pigment but they're still useful. The lipgloss and lipstick are all great, I love the colors and the texture and they don't have any fragrance so that's good for me! The lip gloss's in the pans are nice too. Good color as well. I expected them to be pretty sheer but they're not. The blush is nice too, good color payout. It is more powdery than creamy. The eyeshadows in the quads (on the left) are great, nice pigmentation and they're shimmer, which I love. The other shadows are good too. Maybe comparable to like a Wet N Wild, but for some reason I prefer the ones in the quads. I've been having issues with creasing and I don't know if the shadows on the right or if it's the combination of primer/shadow. All I know is that I never had a problem with my primer before.

All in all I probably wouldn't buy this again. I love it now, and I will get lots of use out of it, but I could have gotten something better for my $20.

**Note: I bought this myself with my own money. I was not compensated in any way.***

FOTD 10.18.11 (7/100)

This was the first time I used my home made mixing medium for pigments. I only used it on the gold pigment. I've been having problems with creasing lately, not sure if its the primer (I used a different one today, same problem) or what.'s today's look:

Products used:

NYX Yellow Gold Pearl Pigment
Brown pigment from Deb Shops, it doesn't have a name on it
Femme Couture Mineral Effects shadow - Soft Cloud
NYC Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder
Ulta lipstick - toast
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Make Up
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Femme Couture Gel Liner - espresso
NYC City Curls mascara - black
Dots eyelashes
 Claudia Stevens Eye Primer

Monday, October 17, 2011

FOTD 10.17.11 (6/100)

I used my new Ulta Make Up kit for the first time.
Here's a pic of it:

Click on pic to enlarge
Here is my FOTD:


Nyx Studio Liquid Liner - Extreme Sapphire
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matter pressed powder
NYC City Curls mascara - black
Claudia Stevens Eye primer

Eyeshadow from Ulta make up kit:
Blue waters
Moon Beam
Gun Metal

Lips from Ulta Kit:
Spiced cider cream gloss
Lovely (lip gloss in a tube)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ELF Smokey Eyes (Pic Heavy)

I was at Target and I saw this palette for $5 so of course I couldn't resist.

I used this palette once before I took these pics. The second shadow down on the left broke the second time I used it. As soon as I touched my brush to it, it cracked. I was very disappointed. All of these shadows are super soft. The only thing I really like are the cream liners (3 in a row on the left.)
3 Cream Liners and Eyeliner
I'm glad I swatched the cream liner because I didn't realize there was a blue one. It looked black in the pan. 
This is a swatch of the top row with a primer base. (Claudia Stevens primer from Sally's beauty)

I suck at swatching, This is the second row. 

Third Row

It's typical of ELF eyeshadows. You definitely need a primer base, you can build on the colors, it's very powdery and soft. I've never had an ELF eyeshadow break before though. 

Overall I love the colors and the cream liners so for $5 I would buy this again. 

**Note: I bought this myself with my own money**

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FOTD 10.11.11 (5/100)

I did this one in a hurry. I love the colors but I really didn't blend the way I really wanted to.

Boots No7 Mousse foundation
Covergirl pressed powder
Boots UK Lipgloss (no name)
L'Oreal extra intense eyeliner - black
Femme Couture mascara - black
Nyx JEP - milk
Nyx pigments in purple and gold
Deb shops pigment in white

Monday, October 10, 2011


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FOTD 10.10.11 (4/100)

Forever 21 Love and Beauty palette
generic lipgloss with no name (made in the UK, distributed by Boots)
Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara - brown
MicaBella Mineral blush - suede
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid foundation
Palladio herbal liner - brown

I love blue. And a good way to get away with wearing blue and not look like and 80's glam rock star or Mimi from the "Drew Carey Show" is to pair it with a neutral, like brown.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

10.6.11 FOTD 3/100


ELF Smokey eyes palette - no official name but its aqua
Tarte for True Blood Palette - werewolf, dusk, the light
Femme Couture gel liner - espresso
Palladio brown herbal liner
NYC City Curls mascara - extreme black
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Beauty Innovations Lip stick - Night Out Buzz

 I don't know if any of you are big fans of Sally Beauty Supply buy I love their Femme Couture line of gel liners! What's your favorite gel liner?

Tarte for True Blood Review and Swatches

The set comes with primer, mascara, and full size gel liner.

First off, I LOVE this packaging! Its absolutely beautiful. It's the main reason why I bought this. I'm not really into "keeping up with the Jones es" in the make up world and getting all the expensive make up. But I love True Blood so when I saw this I just HAD to get it. It took me a while, it was on the expensive side and hard to justify but I'm so happy I have it.

I did some swatches. I suck at swatching but I did my best.

I swatched all of these with the primer that came with this set.

The pigmentation was quite good, every time I've used it my make up has come out spot on. It also blends quite well.

The shimmer shadows are actually quite glittery. Not always the best thing and not my favorite. But really it's only "waitress" that I find to be too glittery.  The silver one "The true death" is great. Not glittery but amazingly shimmery. 

I hate the eyeliner (emphasEYES gel liner). It's way too soft. As soon as I touch it to my eye lid, it smudges. The mascara is OK. Not any better than anything else I've ever used. As far as the primer goes, I've used better for far cheaper.

Overall I would buy this again because its True Blood. I'm glad I have it, I love using it but if it wasn't for the True Blood theme, I wouldn't buy it.

If there's anything I missed please feel free to ask!!

FOTD 10.5.11 (2/100)

This is the second FOTD in my series of 100.

ELF Smokey Eyes palette
NYC City Curls mascara - black
Femme Couture Mineral Effects blush - plum posh
Zoe & Zac Lip Shimmer - currant
NYC liquid foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FOTD 10.4.11 (1/100)

One of the Blogs that I love to read is "Confessions of a Makeup Addict"  and she recently started a 100 FOTD challenge so to speak. She's going to do 100 FOTD's in a year and she invited others to join her so I think I'm up for it! (Please click on the link above and check out her blog!)

Here's my first one!

Products used:
ELF Smokey eyes palette - eyeshadow and eyeliner
WnW Lipstick - 520E
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Make up (foundation) - nude
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
ELF All over stick - pink lemonade
NYC City Curls mascara - extreme black