Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vacation tomorrow!!!

Hi Everyone!
I'm leaving tomorrow for my vacation! : ) Super excited!

Here's my list of must have products for my trip (only the ones that fit in my 3-1-1 baggie):

  • Contact Solution
  • Deodorant
  • Tide To Go
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Hope in a Jar
  • Murad Oil Control Mattifier with SPF 15
  • Eye cream
  • MAC painterly paint pot
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector
  • BB Concealer
  • BB Tinted Eye Brightener
  • NARS Chihuahua lip gloss
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara
  • MAC Opulash Mascara
  • BB long wear cream shadow-Galaxy and Moonstone
  • BB Compact Foundation Stick in 3.25
  • Mini Benefit-Highbeam and Posie Tint
  • OPI's Nail Envy Matte

Yes, I am crazy. Yes, I fit ALL of that stuff in a quart size bag. Most of those are mini's... I pack a few other things in my checked luggage that I couldn't fit in here. When I return I will post some FOTD's from my trip!

What are your trip must-haves?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

FOTD: earth tone eyes

Hi Everyone!
Two days ago I broke out my new, Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow from MAC's To The Beach Collection (TTBC). I must say, I love this color! It is fun, vibrant, and different from my mostly brown eyeshadow collection. I did use browns on the outer corner and crease to tone down the look a bit....

Here's what I used for the eyes:

  • MAC Painterly paint pot
  • MAC Sweet & Punchy TTBC eyeshadow
  • Bobbi Brown Copper Sand shimmer wash eyeshadow
  • BB Copper Cocoa shimmer wash eyeshadow
  • BB Walnut creamy eye pencil
  • MAC Float On By TTBC eye khol

Hope you like this different look for the eyes. This is definitely not something I would wear everyday, but it is a fun look to spruce up a plain outfit. 

What's something new you are trying?

Traveling Makeup

HELP! Ladies (And Gentlemen) how do you travel with your makeup? I am going on vacation for a week and will be flying... what are your essentials? what do you take in your 3-1-1 baggie? do you check a bag or just do carry-on?


Saturday, June 12, 2010

FOTD and Mascara Love!

Hi Everyone!
It's a humid Saturday here! Hope you are all enjoying the weather and using sunscreen!

Notice the extra baby curls and frizz? That's the humidity talking.. haha! *Also note, this is after wearing my makeup for 6 hours and going for a walk in the crazy heat!* Anyway, here's my face of the day! I am wearing:

Murad Oil Control Mattifer with SPF 15, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Warm Radiance (Sephora 100 point perk), MUFE HD Powder, Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer, BB long-wear cream shadow in Moonstone, BB creamy eye pencil in Caviar, NARS Laguna Bronzer, MAC msf in Smooth Merge, BB powder blush in Slopes, Dior Extase Mascara for length and MAC Opulash for thickening! (I also used NARS lipgloss in Chihuahua, but I didn't but it back on before taking this picture)

I'm just going to say I loved the end result on this look!  I thought it had the right amount of sparkle, great blush color, and I looked like I was wearing false lashes! Just look at this close up of my eyes:
 I mean, WOWZA!!! I loved the way these two mascaras worked together!

Also, you probably can't see the Moonstone color very well because I had to use my computer to take the picture since my camera is dead. I am loving Bobbi's new summer beach club collection! You should check it out!

What are you currently wearing? Anyone using two mascaras to thicken and lengthen like I am? Have you tried Opulash or Bobbi's Beach Club yet?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sephora by OPI-Gold Nails

Last week when I went to the mall with my mom, I picked up a few things from Sephora. I have been using OPI a lot, and figured why not give the Sephora by OPI a chance. So I picked up two golds, one is a metallic called "Charge It!" and the other is a glitter called "Only Gold For Me"

This picture doesn't do them justice... They look really nice in person! I used two coats of Charge It and topped it off with about 3 coats of Only Gold For Me. I did place the glitter in some places that I missed, but overall I think the finished look came out great. Check it out:

(ps-both pictures were taken with a flash)

I think this are going to be hot for summer! What are you summer nail polish pairings? 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Find of the Century!

So like I mentioned in my last post, my mom and I went shopping on Saturday. I got quite a lot of things, but I returned a pretty expensive item and just bought makeup with it. Anyway, my find of the century items.....

dun dun dun....

Triple Fusion and Smooth Merge

YES! MAC's MSF's from last summer! I didn't start using MAC until two months ago, but once I read about these products online, I had to have them! I wanted smooth merge, triple fusion, hand finish, and petticoat! (in order of highest want! haha) Basically, I was looking at MAC's To The Beach collection at the counter, left to find my mom, walked back over and there, in the middle of the collection sat Smooth Merge! OMG! I asked the makeup artist if they had anymore in stock! She said yes and they also had Triple Fusion (I did ask about the other two, but they didn't have anymore)! WOW! These things are going for around $40 on ebay and I just couldn't see myself paying that much for something.... Anyway, I bought the last Triple Fusion and I think there are a few Smooth Merge MSF's left. This was the one limited edition collection I thought I would never get! : )

And according to Temptalia's website, petticoat will be out later this summer!!!! wahooo!!!

I'll post about the rest of my stuff later! But enjoy the MSF's for now!!!

What's the one limited edition item you missed out on and are still craving??

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Going Shoppin'

My mom and I are going to our favorite mall this afternoon! I'm hoping to pick up a few things and keep the word budget in the back of my head. Good thing I am returning a few things so I can exchange without spending.....

I'll let you know what I pick up later! I'm really craving some MAC, Bobbi Brown, and NARS... who would've guessed? haha

: )

Thursday, June 3, 2010

May Favorites... a little late!

Hi Everyone!
So I took a picture of my May favorites, but forgot to put one thing in the picture! It is the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I use this under most of my eyeshadows as a base or primer. It keeps the shadow on allllllll dayyyyy longggg and does not crease! Sometimes I use it alone with just a simple sweep of eyeliner and it looks very classic and pretty.

From the picture (L-R):

  1. OPI Nail Envy in Matte--just a nice base coat and strengthener I've been using a lot
  2. Bobbi Brown perfume in Beach--ahhhhh I LOVE spraying this in a room and wearing it! 
  3. Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Pink Raspberry--I know it's discontinued but I love this color!
  4. NAR Sheer Matte foundation (color is ceylan)-This is my go-to foundation! I am loving the formula and the way it looks on my skin!
  5. NARS bronzer in Laguna--so pretty and so summery, need I say more?
  6. Philosophy's Hope in a Jar--best moisturizer ever! I love the whipped formula and it works great, even on my combination skin!
  7. Dior's Diorshow Extase mascara--I got this super sample from sephora online. I had no idea what I was about to get because this puts your lashes on steroids haha
  8. MUFE High Definition Powder--omg! This stuff is great to keep your face matte all day and feels sooooo smooth! It doesn't change the color of your foundation either.
  9. iSkin Pore Perfecting Face Bruch--similar to clarisonic's brush, but the bristles do not move-they vibrate. Still it's a good dupe for those (like me) who are on a budget. This is $30 at Sally's and beats paying $200 for the real thing. 
What are your May favorites?