Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the mail yesterday...

Yesterday I received my order from Sephora. While I have shopped in the store many times I had never placed an online order. I wanted a couple of things and just wasn't finding the time to go to the store...gotta love the internet! Anyway, I ordered the new Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop from Becca cosmetics and the highlighter from TooFaced in 'Candlelight'. I also ordered this neat little collection of eyeliners - one of those special things they put together - it has a Kat vonD, two Stilla, an Urban Decay, and....one or two others that I can't recall right off the top of my head...But I will come back and show you swatches and details soon!

I was tired of hearing about the JH highlighter and not knowing what all the fuss was about so...there ya go. I am a marketers dream... ha!

First impression is that it's very pretty but definitely not one that messes around! It's definitely got a strong, strobing impact... I might be a TAD too old (ahem) to get away with much of this...but hey, I'm gonna rock it if I can! Candlelight is also very pretty and has a cooler tone to it...I think perhaps it will be more wearable in some ways. Again, swatches soon!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Makeup Geek Shadows!

OMG you guys I am so excited to have ordered the new duo-chrome eyeshadows from Makeup Geek. I have never ordered from them before (I know, I am proably the only MUA that HASN'T ordered from them) but I just had to get these....I don't know how often I will actually wear them but hey...SO EXCITED and I will for sure let you know when I get them! Woot!

I also got a few new things at TJ Maxx earlier - I don't have pics yet -so consider this a bit of a tease..but SOON! I promise! I have so manythings I want to put here and I am just so short on time and damn if I wasn't so tired all the time I might get more done!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Catching up a little - new foundations to try etc.

Hello darlings!

Yes, as per usual, I am behind on all of things I want to talk about here...but hey - no time like the present, right?

I picked up a few things this last week that I wanted to share with you.

Two new foundations to try:

I have not really had a chance to play AND take pictures of either of these yet. But I have some initial thoughts. The L'Oreal Lift/Blur foundation seems really nice - I MAY have picked up the wrong color...especially as we head into fall and winter...but overall it seems nice. I recently purchased the concealer and I LOVE it. The PF foundation seems like quite a thin and sheer formula and supposedly it's illuminating...which can be good or bad...I am not one for glitter in my foundation. Just in my little test on the side of my face, I couldn't really SEE any big chunks of glitter, so I have some hope. But for coverage, I don't think either one is going to be my holy grail product.

I am also trying to go back and use some other foundations that I have bought over the past few months - to try to figure out if I just don't like them or what...I did a lot of buying and so I think maybe I just just got a little overwhelmed by the choices. I did re-try one of the Rimmel foundations I bought a few months ago: Lasting Finish 25H Foundation With Comfort Serum. Do not like it as it seemed like it was...GRAY or something...not sure if that's some kind of funky oxidation on my skin or what...but I think I will be passing that one on...or trying it again in the cooler months...

A new BH Smokey palette I got at Ross for just $6.99! One shadow was broken - and thus, the palette LOOKED like a mess, but really once I dumped out the broken one and cleaned it up a bit it looks nice! I have not had much chance to play with this yet, but the few little swatches I did on my hand seemed really nice!

Also, I made an order with shopmissa.com and I am overall pleased with what I received - and let me tell you I got it fast! There were a few fails in my box of goodies and somehow they sent me three of the same blush - but I think that was my fault for only looking at the pictures of the colors and not actually selecting the right color...I'll try not to make that mistake again! I will likely pass the two extras along to friends.

I find that the color representation on my screen vs. what I actually get is...a little off... hence the garish hot pink lipstick I got...NO. Just...NO. And yets this is a filtered pic because I could just not bring myself to post the original...but I still hate it.

I bought a TON of lashes from them and they look great and at only $1...well you can hardly go wrong! I bought some Kara lashes and also some Kleancolor lashes. Will let you know when I wear them what I think and of course post some pics.

I also picked up this eyeliner at DollarTree: ColorMates liquid eyeliner in black. I can tell you that primer helps this to not bleed and also that it seems quite smear-proof, although I have not put it to the full day test yet.  But at only $1, if it doesn't completely suck then...YAY!

Ok lovelies! That's about it from here! Enjoy your Sunday! Oh and like and share and whatever all that other stuff is! LOL

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Eyeshadow Palette! The Morphe 35T

I confess to being obsessed with eyeshadow palletes.  I have cheap ones, expensive ones, and everything in between! There is something about having a whole array of colors at my fingertips that just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

OK - maybe not warm and fuzzy.

But you get the idea.

I just got a couple of new palettes from Morphe Brushes. I ordered through Amazon because I wanted them NOW and the Morphe website was out of stock. I ended up paying more but you know...I am obsessed!

This is the 35T palette - the T stands for taupe I think... the colors are really nice and have lots of color to them. They seem to blend great and are soft and creamy feeling. I do wish there was one or two lighter transition colors in the palette - if only because then I wouldn't have to reach for another palette for a transition color or brow bone highlight.

This is a pretty nice combo of matte shadows and shimmers as well, which is always good - especially if too much shimmer makes you run for the hills! But I think that if you want to wear shimmer, then you should! I just read in a popular fashion mag that you should stop wearing shimmer after 40. WHAT???? what a load of crap!  Know what works for you, what you feel good in, what makes you confident. If that means every millimeter of your eyelid is covered in shimmer, then rock it!  If matte is your thing - then rock that too! Isn't life hard enough and short enough already without some 'someone' out there, some vague 'They', telling us to wear this and not that???

Watch for a post on my other palette from Morphe as well as the newest Naked smoky palette from Urban Decay. 

In fact - maybe I will do a post with all of my palettes! That would be fun - but a really LONG post.

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New lashes!

Greetings ladies (and gents too, if there are any out there reading!)!!

I am sorry that I haven't posted in a day or two - been fighting a cold or whatever. Yuck!

I wanted to update you on a few new things I got in the mail the other day.

First up are some lashes that I got from Oh My Lash. I ordered several pairs just to see what they were like. They got here super fast. As for the lashes themselves...I'm still in the testing/trying on phase. But, being relatively new to lashes in general I will say that I think I am not a big fan of super curled lashes. And the ones I tried on yesterday were pretty shiny. And I don't think I like that look. So this will be something to keep in mind when I shop in the future at other places. Speaking of shopping for lashes, I find myself wishing that stores carried more brands and styles. It's hard to tell what you are buying online. But there are quite a few good videos on YouTube regarding other beauty bloggers favorites. I highly recommend that you check them out!

I ordered the styles Paige, Sophia, AuNaturelle, and Olivia (which is a set of 5 different lashes). I have only tried on the Paige lashes so far.

I also ordered these super cheap lashes from Amazon:

My first impression is...that they are indeed cheap! Which is not necessarily a bad thing. You get 10 pairs of 7 styles which is quite a deal for about $15.I find myself liking the ones with clear bands more that the black bands.   I haven't tired any on yet but I am pretty sure that the ones that look extra thick/dark are not going to be favorites. Will post pics when I try them on!

Regarding glue: I had on hand some Revlon glue. I have been liking that. It's latex free which I appreciate even though I don't have an allergy to latex. I have bought some Duo glue and some Andrea glue but have not tried them yet. I do know that the Revlon glue is rather hard to find. Not sure why though.

I am also considering ordering from Lady Moss. I don't really need more lashes but because I am in the process of learning I feel the need to experiment.