Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Favorites

This month I have been traveling a lot and packing only a little bit of makeup; stuff that I own but haven't used as much but found that I really enjoyed some of those products and so I decided to write up a blog post about them.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze

This was great for the days I didn't have an eyeshadow palette with me or I didn't have time; It adds warmth to the eye and if blended upward through the crease it gives dimension to the eye without being much of a hassle. It is also great with just using my fingers rather than a brush.

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush

This blush is perfect for summer days! Its light weight, not shimmery whats-so-ever, and gives a gorgeous color to the cheeks. Its liquid and blends beautifully with other liquid foundations and I found this blush starts out sheer and can be used lightly but also is very build able and does not look patchy or streaky.

Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara 

This mascara is perfect for days without time for eyeliner. It is a wet formula but dries nicely and volumizes my lashes without getting in the way of my glasses. It makes my eyes stand out from behind my glasses on days when I don't have time for eyeliner or eyeshadow.

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in Candylicious

This lipgloss feels great on the lips, is easy to apply, sheer enough not to use a mirror but does give color to the lips! Its affordable and there are a lot of color options to suit everyone.

And that is it for my July Favorites, I hope you found this helpful and please leave a comment down below what you would like the next blog post to be. Thank you! ^.^

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Lipstick Product Addict Tag

Now, this has been going around youtube a lot and although I'm not on youtube and I wasn't tagged by anyone, I thought this would be really fun to do!


1. What is your favorite balm or treatment?

I have quite dry lips, so I like to use quite a variety of lip balms, but one that I love and always use is the Vaseline Lip Therapy "Rosy Lips for soft, pink lips".  I do have a blog post that explains it in much more detailed here

2. What is your favorite eye catching red?

I don't prefer wearing red lips but one I do wear when I'm in the mood, I wear e.l.f lip stain in Crimson Crush. Its long wearing, fades nicely (no lines or bleeding), and isn't drying. 

3. The best luxury and drugstore product?

Best Luxury: Buxom's Lip Cream in Kir Royale, a deep, glossy berry-red. It feels AH-MAZING on the lips! Its minty and tingling and just feels amazing and gorgeous! Its one of the most expensive lip products I own: 19$ at sephora. 


(excuse my sunburned nose and cheeks) (also, the color looks a lot more red than it actually is; its more like Hang Up by Mac, but glossier)

Best Drugstore: This is really hard as I own a lot of drugstore lip products, so I have to give two rather than just one. 

The first one is Sonia Kashuk lipstick in Currant available at Target. Its creamy, pigmented and a perfect "neutral red" for autumn. 

The second one is Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry, also available at Target. Its creamy as well, more moisturizing, and a lot more pigmented but this color also is a perfect neutral for autumn. 

Both these lip products last nicely and leave an appealing stain on the lips. 


4. Best MAC lipstick?

This is really hard for I own 6 Mac lipsticks, but the one I reach for the most is Hang Up which is a beautiful deep berry. Its great when applied or when its applied lightly to give some deep color. Its just gorgeous! 

5. Most disappointing lip product?

Rimmel London, Kate Moss lipstick in number 9. The color is lovely and very pigmented but I find its too drying on the lips, not creamy so therefore not easy to apply one the go. The smell as well is too strong. 

6. Lip Liner: Yes or No?

YES! My favorite is NYX lip liner in Peekaboo Neutral

7. Favorite gloss?

Stila's lip glaze in Pink Dragonfruit. Its sticky, but the nice sticky that makes you aware its there and will last all days and my hair doesn't get caught in it. This color is the perfect barbie pink and what I like to refer it to as my "Marina and the Diamonds pink". Its just so pretty and lovely.

8. ..Something else?!

Mac's lipstick in Goddess of the Sea. Its limited edition but its the perfect purple for summer! I love wearing darker than my natural lip color and I find Mac's Hang Up to be too deep for summer but this color is perfect! 

Thank you for reading! ^.^

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Formula X Nail Polish Review

Lately I've heard a lot about these formula x nail polishes from youtube beauty guru Essie Button and decided to give one a try to see what all the hype was about. I found the color "A little Sexy" in the sale rack, so instead of being $10, I got it for 5$! And I am impressed. When applying, it is quite opaque after only one coat, but I do apply between 2-3 coats and it doesn't look bad! It looks very sleek and clean and the color itself is so unique-a mix of periwinkle, cinderella blue, and lilac. The polish itself lasts for a good 4-5 days, only actually chipping around the tips. The color selection is amazing too and I definitely will be purchasing more!

Sadly, the shade I have is sold out online but hopefully stores such as the one I went to in Portland, Oregon will have it.

Formula X Nail Polishes can be purchased here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lip Treatment for Dry Lips

I've been comparing these two for awhile now and decided to say which I would prefer. Both are amazing products however I find the vaseline feels better when applied right after exfoliating my lips with Elf's lip scrub and right before I go to bed. I find the body shop lip butter feels nice on the lips and works well while applying the rest of my makeup at the start of the day. I find the lip butter when applied at night feels a bit weird and although it smells very nice, the smell is a bit sweet for nighttime. 

Overall, these are both very good for dry lips and definitely have improved my lips. The lip butter is yellow in color but no color is apparent on the lips and the vaseline is meant to give a rosy color to the lips but I found it to be very settle. I think both of these products are great for traveling as well given the small and sturdy packaging. 

Thank you for reading! ^.^