Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Favorites

February has gone by so fast! It's that time to share with you my favorites of the month.

1. Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller: I normally don't wear concealer under my eye because I don't think I could ever find a concealer with the right consistency. This is easy to blend and makes me look awake.

2. Essie Luxe Effects Nail Polish in A Cut Above: This is a sparkly red nail polish that you can layer over other nail polish or wear on its own. I wore this on its own, and it was really nice and pretty. It has different shaped glitters, which gives it a cool effect.

3. Beauty Blender: I got this from my Birchbox. It does a good job of blending my foundation. I know it looks odd, but it seriously is so cool!

4. Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Brownish Black: I wanted a liquid liner that had more brown in it. Black looks too much on my pale skin. I think brownish black matches my eyelashes better. Also this is a really good liner. It helps people like me who suck at applying liner.

5. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in I Miss You: This is a really pretty lavender with sparkles color.

6. X Out Shine Control: I got this from a Birchbox too. It is like a primer you put on before foundation. It helps keep shine away during the day. It works really well. It's from the makers of Proactive.

7. Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner: I keep hearing people talk about how much they love Argan oil. I saw these and I decided to try them out. They make my hair smell so good, and my hair feels really soft.

8. Tone Moisturizing Body Wash in Cocoa Butter and Mango Splash: This smells so good! It was only like 2 dollars at Walmart. I love to use this in the shower. I heard about this from a Youtube monthly favorites video. She said even if you don't buy this, you should at least go smell it when you are at the store. So I decided to do that, and it made me want to buy it.

9. No.7 Boots Line & Define Lip Pencil in Nude: I heard about this from Lisa Elridge a makeup artist when she did her Audrey Hepburn Tutorial on Youtube. I got so excited because I realized she was using a product I could find at my local Target. It is a beautiful color that matches my lips perfectly.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ready for Spring Haul

I'm ready for Spring. I want to see the flowers blooming, hear the birds singing, and have the sun shining. I know there are a lot of new things in the stores now, so I wanted to check things out and I got a few things from Fred Meyers and Walgreens.

1. Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar: I saw this blog post and I decided I needed to go and get the other two illuminating face powders. I already have Beauty's Touch which is a beautiful pink highlighter. My photo isn't that great, but if you go to the link you will see better the cute roses that are imprinted in this product. The Amber Nectar is a warm, peachy coral highlight.

2. Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose: This I think is more like a bronzer than a highlighter. It is a peachy golden tan color.

3. Kroger Twin Blade Plus Disposable Razors for Women: These were the cheapest ones I could find. I hope they work ok.

4. Airborne Chewable Tablets: I normally drink this, but lately I've been rushing out the door in the morning and skipping my Airborne. This really helps in keeping away from the nasty bugs floating around. It has a bunch of vitamins, minerals, and herbs in it to help the immune system. This is the citrus flavor. There was also a berry flavored one.

5. Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Love Your Life: This polish really stood out to me in the store. I wasn't intending on getting it. It has little pink hearts in the polish! It also is sparkly. I don't care that Valentine's Day is over, I still will wear this!

6. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Cinderella: I saw a blog post on Sinful Nails new polishes. When I saw the Cinderella color I put it on my shopping list. This is the cutest sparkly light blue polish. When the light hits it you can see pink! It is the coolest color! Here is the blog where you can see the color better:

7. GNW Necklaces: These are three separate necklaces. Normally I don't wear jewelry. I don't know why. I like it on other people. I'm just a casual person I guess. These necklaces looked really pretty. They are on golden chains. One has a tear drop shaped pearl. One has a heart with a key hole inside it. The last one has a bunch of charms hanging off it: a bow, pearls, and hearts. I think they will go with my clothing. It really depends on how low they hang. I don't want to be choked!

8. Curfew Necklace: This is nickel free, and it says it has a genuine crystal and shell on it. I don't know if that is true, but it looks pretty to me. I'm allergic to nickel I think because I can only wear nickel free earrings. I didn't know necklaces might have a problem with them too. That just shows how often I wear jewelry. This is a beautiful necklace with a gold chain. It has a leaf that I guess is a shell and a flower with pink petals and a crystal in the middle. They look like little charms hanging from the necklace.

I hope you enjoyed my haul. Can you believe it is almost March?! February went by really fast for me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What's In My Purse?

I see a lot of people do this kind of video on Youtube, and I find it interesting. It gives you a chance to snoop into someone else's purse! I thought I would make a blog about my purse. Really, it's a lunch bag, but it looks like a purse.

1. My "purse" or lunch bag I got from Jenny Craig. It keeps everything cold inside. I use it to put my snack for work in it and anything else I might want to bring.

2. My favorite snack is Yoplait Fat Free Yogurts. I love the blueberry flavor.

3. This is my makeup bag. It is small, but it holds everything I need to touch up my makeup during the day. It has a pretty Monet painting on it. I love it.

4. Inside my makeup bag is a compact with pressed powder, concealer, and a lipstick.

5. These are my cough drops. I've been sick this last week. I need to stock up on more cough drops.

6. This is my zip lock bag with a spoon inside I use for my yogurt.

7. This is my little pink purse I keep all my cards in and spare change. It's cute with little pictures of clothing on it. I think I got it at Fred Meyer's a long time ago.

8. These are my breath mints. I got it in one of my Birchbox's. They taste so good. It's a little tin that looks like a leaf. It's called Minteas Resist in Lime Mojito. The mints are shaped like the tin and have a leaf design on them.

9. A green pen

10. An eraser and pencil sharpener. I work at a school so it's always nice to have these handy.

11. This is a little rose ring I got from a nail polish bottle. It was irritating to wear because the rose kept flipping over, so I had to take it off during the day and it's been lost in my purse ever since.

12. My sunglasses. I almost forgot to include these because they were on top of my head when I was taking the pictures! I got these at Walmart.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Glam Bag

I was so happy to get my Glam Bag in the mail today! I was really hoping for it to come in January, but something must've happened to it. I contacted the company and they gave me a refund for that month. I'm happy the February one did come. In the mail was a shiny package and inside had a cute makeup bag that is hot pink and black hearts all over it. It's not very big, just a normal size makeup bag. This is what I found inside the bag:

1. X Out Shine Control Oil-Free Formula: This is by the makers of Proactive. This seems like something I could use before foundation to mattify my face.

2. Freeman Facial Hydration Mask Goji Berry: It says it hydrates and soothes the skin. It is in a sample container like you can find at the drugstore. I think this is a mask I would try. I've tried Freeman products before and I know that I like them.

3. Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares: Yummy! I love these things. One is milk chocolate and the other is dark chocolate. I've tried these before and I know they're good.

4. NYX Roll On Shimmer in Blue: This is a full size container! It says you can put it on eyes, face, and body. This is the most beautiful Cinderella blue color with shimmer. It really reminds me of Cinderella's dress she wore to the ball in the Disney movie. I don't know if it would look good on me. I normally don't wear blue on my eyes. Maybe for a pop of color under my eye?

5. Nume $100 Gift Certificate: This one is hard for me to believe. As far as I can see this is a $100 gift certificate to a website that sells hair tools. It gives me an ID number on the back and everything. I have to go to the website and see if it is legit.

Overall, I'm happy with my Glam Bag. It seems like a fun thing to get in the mail every month just like Birchbox.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Birchbox

My Birchbox came early this month! I'm really happy with it.

1. Beauty Blender: This hot pink sponge is a pro favorite that helps your foundation look airbrushed, no Photoshop required. I have heard about this for a long time on Youtube. I'm so glad I finally have one! I need to look up those old videos and see how to use it. I'll use it tomorrow when I put on my foundation.

2. Eye Rock Designer Liner: Stop wrestling with the liquid liner and achieve a perfect cat eye with these single-use stick-on liner strips. It comes with four different styles of liner. I'm curious to try this because I have issues with applying liner. I'm still learning. I want to try this tomorrow too.

3. Jouer Lumanizing Moisture Tint: The votes are in, and this award-winning tinted moisturizer tops the list. It's our daily shortcut to dewy, glowing skin. This is a tiny little size of a thing. I've never tried tinted moisturizer, other than mixing lotion and foundation together. Again I'll have to try this tomorrow. I probably need more coverage, but it has SPF 20 which is always good.

4. Mineralogie Ultimate Cream Concealer: Made with pure minerals, this full-coverage concealer erases under eye circles and blemishes without any caking. Do you notice how much makeup is in this month's Birchbox?! I love it! Again, I can't wait to try this tomorrow when I put on my makeup. There is a lot of concealer in this little jar.

5. Chuao Chocolatier Spicy Maya ChocoPod: Spicy and sweet, these artisanal dark chocolate treats are laced with chile and cayenne pepper. I love chocolate, so that part of it I liked. The spice was a little too spicy for me. I ate it, but it wasn't the kind of thing I would have again.

6. Birchbox Digital Download: Six free tunes from Green River Ordinance, an indie rock band poised to hit the spotlight. I tried the link it gave me, but it didn't work. I'm still trying to figure out how to listen to this.

I hope my Glam Bag will come this month. If it doesn't come, then I will have to unsubscribe from the company.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Face of the Day: xeverygirlx Style

I liked how my makeup turned out today. I followed a video by xeverygirlx: I will tell you what she did, and then what I did to copy her look. This video is only a tutorial on her eyes. I chose the rest of the products for my face.

1. She did her eyebrows. I skipped this because I already have really full eyebrows.

2. She put Urban Decay Primer potion all over her eyes. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

3. She used Foxy from the Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay and put that under her eyebrows and inner part of her eye using the Sigma 252 brush. I used Wet 'n Wild's Vanity Palette, the top left shade with an Ecotools brush. It's from the Alicia Silverstone collection. It is a really fluffy brush with an angle to it.

4. Underneath the highest part of her brow she put Bootycall from Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette. I used the first shade on the right of Wet 'n Wild's Lust Palette.

5. She took Naked from the Original Naked Palette by Urban Decay on a Sigma 217 brush on her crease. I used the 2nd color on the left of Wet 'n Wild Vanity palette on my Loew-Cornell AMM Mini Mop 1/4 brush.

6. She took Chopper from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and put it on her eyelid with the Sigma 239 brush. I used the second color from Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows in 01 Designer Browns with my Elf Professional Eye Shadow Brush.

7. Next, she used Tease from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette using the fluffy side of the brush that came with the palette. She put this onto her crease. I used Mac Quarry using my fluffy brush from Confidential.

8. She put Busted on her outer corner. My dupe for this is the 2nd color from Elf Brightening Eye Color in Day 2 Night. She went on to blend this out.

9. She put NYX Milk in her inner corner. I have NYX Cottage Cheese that I used. It works just as well. The only difference between the two I think is Cottage Cheese has a shimmer to it, but it is just as white as Milk.

10. She used Aspen Summit Eyeshadow from Sephora. It is a white glittery shade. You can use whatever white shimmery shade you have. I used that color from my Wet 'n Wild Sand Castle 8-Pan Palette. It has been discontinued. She put that shade on top of NYX Milk.

11. After that she used the Urban Decay Glide On 24 Eye Pencil that came in the Naked Palette on her lower lashes. She used Whiskey which is a brown color. I used Stila Eye Pencil in Lionfish that came in my January Birchbox.

12. She put Blackout on an angled brush to her top lashes. She didn't make a wing, she just pressed it to her lash base. I used Wet 'n Wild Greed Palette's matte black shade to do this with my angled brush from EcoTools.

13. Then she put on mascara to her top and bottom lashes.

This is not part of her tutorial this is just what I did.
Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
Foundation: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation in Blush Ivory
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer
Powder: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Rosegold

I'm sorry my pictures are blurry. My camera seems to go out of focus the closer it gets to something. I wish I had a better camera.

I hoped you liked my face of the day!