Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EOTD 2.29.12

Happy Leap Day!!

I felt like going a little colorful today.

Sleek "Acid" Palette
BH Cosmetics gel liner - storm & frost
Ulta mascara - black

Great Find

I'm not sure where else in the world there is a store called "5 Below" but I go my local one and they have these great crackle finger nail polishes. They sell them 2/$5 which I think is reasonable. I bought this one this weekend:

I haven't used it yet but I have a white one that is the same brand and I love it so I'm hoping I love this one too. I'll let you know!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Small Haul

I got a few things this past couple of weeks. I really to go on a no-buy.

So, this is my order from BH Cosmetics. Its my first time ordering from them. I got the stippling brush and the crease brush. Both synthetic. Then I got 2 gel liners, Frost and Storm. I haven't used the gel liners yet but the brushes are great.

Liquid eyeliner. Super pigmented.

Maybelline Bouncy Blush
Extreme Wear Cream Shadow. It goes on a little wet but once it dries it doesn't move.
This is perfectly tinted. When you put it on, unlike some brands, it is actually tinted.
I love Ulta. I only ordered a couple of things from them but I received the free 13 piece cosmetic set. I haven't used everything in the set yet. I used one of the eyeshadow palettes and the mascara (which is not shown here, ooooppps). The eyeshadow pigmentation is mediocre but it was free so its all good. I like the mascara, it does actually my lashes look good and stand out. And the free bag is a good size. Even if you put all of this stuff in it there's still more room.

Thanks for reading!!!

My Favorite Brushes

We all have our favorite brushes that we can't live without. You know the ones, the ones you use everyday even though you have dozens of other brushes. Well, these are just a few of mine. I'm not sentimental about any one brand, I just buy whatever I think looks like it will work.

From top to bottom:
Micabella Face  brush. I won  this one on Makeup Talk . I've not heard good things about this company but I love this brush. It blends really well. I believe its synthetic. It was designed for mineral make up but I find that it works well with all make up.

BH  Cosmetics Crease Brush. This brush works really well for the crease. I only just bought it and I've used it twice but its fabulous.

Sonia Kashuk Foundation Brush. I bought this one at Target as well. I'm not keen on using it for a foundation brush but I love using it for my concealer.

If you own any brushes from "Real Techniques" then you will know exactly why I love these two purple ones. I wish I had better pics but I've been messing around with my camera and lighting and it took me forever to get these and then I just didn't have any more time and I really wanted to get this post up. But I think you get the point :) 
From top to bottom:  
Sonia Kashuk Brush: I recently bought this one. Its not intended as a crease brush but thats what I use it as. And I sweep the clean brush over my eye lid after eyeshadow application just to give my eyeshadow a softer look. 

Up and Up Creas Brush:  I bought this one from Target. It was $1.99 and its my all time favorite brush. It works amazingly well for the crease. It makes blending a breeze. 

Real Techniques: I bought these from Ulta. I'm not sure what they're officially classed as by the brand but I use the small one for my outer "V" and crease and I use the bigger one to add a light wash over of color under my brow. 

I just washed these brushes and the bristles went a little funny shaped on me. These are synthetic. 

For Real Techniques Brushes, just visit the link. You can also find more info about their brushes on their web site. 

Three more brushes that are also synthetic. 
Left to Right
ELF Eyeliner Brush: I use this brush for my gel liner and my cream liners. What else can I say about it? It works great.  

Sonia Kashuk Smudge Brush: Again, this brush does exactly what its designed to do. I use it to smudge eyeliner on the lower lash line for a smokey look and on the upper lash line for a soft eyeliner look. I also use as a precision brush to apply eyeshadow.

Not Sure What This One Is: I have had this brush for years. I don't even know where I got it from. I use it to apply eyeshadow to the lid. 

I saved the best for last. ELF Flat Top Brush: I use it to apply liquid foundation and I have a second one for powder foundation. I also use it to blend my blush if I happen to have a heavy hand that day.

I think that's about it. I have tons of brushes but these are the ones that I use everyday. Because I am the only one who uses these brushes I do my best to thoroughly wash them once a week. I try to wash the ones that I use for my liquid foundation more often than that.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FOTD 16 of 100 2.21.2012

This is a very similar look to an EOTD I did recently. But I am really loving the Maybelling 24 Hr. Color Tattoo cream e/s.

I can never remember all the products I use. I always to write them down. But I'll do my best!!

Maybelling 24 Hr. Color Tatto - Pomegranate Punk
Tarte for True Blood palette - Immortal, Charmer, and the Light (the only one I'm not 100% positive about is the Light)
I have no idea which lip gloss I'm wearing lol
Maybelling Fit Me liquid and powder foundation
ELF Cream Liner - black
Not sure what I used for blush but you could do either a bronzer or a pink blush with this look.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FOTD for Valentine's Day!

Products Used:
Boot No7 Mousse foundation
Fit Me powder foundation
Famous by Sue Moxley - baked bronzer

ELF cream e/s - Natural glow (used it as a base)
Hello Kitty palette for e/s
Femme couture gel liner - espresso
2true eye definer No7 Brown
Collection 2000-Colour Lash All Day Colour mascara - brown

Bath and Body works lip gloss - Liplicious tasty lip - toffee

This is the HK Palette I used: (Top Row)

I didn't go too crazy today. My husband like it when I use more neutral colors. So I did this for him. Happy Valentine's Day!! 

EOTD 2.12.12

This is actually an EOTD from a couple of days ago but I really wanted to get something new on here. I'm going to do a Valentine's Day look today. I've been doing my make up and taking lots of pics but just have not been feeling the blogging thing. I guess we all go through these little periods in our lives. Anyway, I'm really happy with this look.

Maybelline 24 Hour Color tattoo ES - pomegranate punk
Ulta eyeshadow - Flirty, Cherry Bomb, and Silk
ELF Cream Liner - Black (Can I add how much I love this liner? I had my doubts but I'm really happy.)
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - black