Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FOTD 11/23/11 Night of Dance Show!

Ah this post is so late! I meant to put it up earlier but as it's almost time for finals (quarter system..) I haven't had the chance to. Anyhow! A week ago, I posted up a picture of one of the dancers whose makeup I did for her dance show :) Remember the sparkly NYX Glittermania I used?

Well, here's a picture of the makeup I came up with for myself on that same night. I just went for a soft smokey eye that still looked natural without going too overboard. Sorry it's a little blurry! :(

Here's the list of the makeup I used and a small explanation of how I used each product:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mauvey Grey NOTD 11/26/11 and Polish Comparisons!

Today I decided to finally take off my grey and black striped nail polish and put on a new coat of polish! This fall, I've really been into mauvey greys. I took a picture of some of the choices I had in nail colors:

They all are in the similar family of purpley greys, but are all different in their own way. Click to read more on each color and to see what I came up with for my NOTD (Nail of the Day)!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dance Show Makeup 11/23/11

Yesterday was a huge dance competition event that I went to.. And I did the makeup for some of the girls who were dancing up on stage! Just wanted to quickly share what I came up with :) Used alot of sparkle and glitter, she loved it! Here's a picture of her finished look:

CLICK to read about how I did the look! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

FOTD 11/20/11

This is a look that I actually tried to follow from a tutorial I watched last night while I was sick in bed :( hahaha I woke up this morning and tried to remember all the steps, but ended up improvising a bit with the colors! Here's what I came up with:
It turned out to be a smokey taupey-brown eye look with a smudged darker grey outer corner! The video I used that inspired me to try out this different eyeliner technique was from MakeupByAlli, one of my favorite makeup gurus on YouTube! I embedded her video at the end of this post! :) <3

Here's a picture of the products I used and list of how I used all the products:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FOTD 11/19/11 UCLA Football Game Night!

Today was the last and final football game at UCLA's home stadium, The Rose Bowl! My friends and I decided to go and tailgate so I came up with a gold and blue eye makeup look to go with the spirit of Bruin colors :) Here's what my makeup looked like:

And here's a picture and a list of all the products I used and how I used them!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NOTD 11/17/11

Last night I was in the mood to do some nail design. This is what I ended up with!
Here's a clearer picture, a list of the products I used, and an explanation of HOW I did it! :)

FOTD 11/17/11

Last night, I decided that I wanted to switch up my everyday products. I was almost hitting pan on some of my shadows and I just wanted a new everyday eye look! And plus, there were so many shadows in my storage that I wasn't taking advantage of! Here's a list of my swap:

Put away:
1. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
2. my MAC quad with Wedge, Typographic, Sable, Woodwinked
3. MAC shadow in Dreammaker
4. Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold
5. NARS duo in Charade

Swapped with:
1. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer
2. Maybelline Quads in Chai Latte & Natural Smokes
3. MAC shadow in All That Glitters
4. Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Stone
5. CoverGirl's Quad in Pure Romance

Here's the look that I came up with today :) ... Please excuse the wet hair :P
Here's a list of the products I used:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches Pictures and Mini-Review

There's been a crazy rave over these new Revlon Lip Butters so I had to go out and see what it was all about! I saw a couple videos on them already so I just picked out the colors I thought I'd wear the most. But I'm already loving the formulation and the pigmentation - maybe I'll go out and get some more..

I found a really big counter at my local CVS displaying all the currently available colors (12 or so?) and on the other side of the counter was another mini-display containing a couple more of each color. Right now there's a Buy 1 Get 1 50% off so go take advantage of the deal! Unfortunately I couldn't find Strawberry Shortcake, but here are the ones I did find:

1. Creme Brulee

2. Cupcake

3. Peach Parfait

4. Cotton Candy

Here are more pictures, swatches, and my reviews:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sephora 11/12/11 Haul

After receiving my Sephora VIB Holiday Shopping Event - 20% coupon for the entire weekend of November 10-14, I knew that I had to stock up on a couple things. So much for saving until Black Friday! Hahaha :) But I've been in serious need of a new Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink so I went to Sephora only thinking I'd walk out with just that.... And then I came out with 3 new Bobbi Brown products! Here's a picture of what I got!

1. Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Mod Pink 13

2. Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Stone 24

3. Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Loreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black = Disaster

As I said in yesterday's CVS Haul post, I was super excited to try out Loreal Lineur Intense Liner in Carbon Black! But when I opened it, I was so shocked to find that the felt-tip applicator was BENT and the felt was deteriorating and flaky. Here's a picture:

Here's a review on this disaster and what I chose as an alternative!

Friday, November 11, 2011

FOTD: 11/11/11

Just wanted to do a quick FOTD (Face of the Day)! Really quick and simple eye look:
Here's a list of the products I used:

CVS Haul 11/11/11

Happy 11.11.11 :)

So this morning I received a coupon through my e-mail for CVS: $4 off of a purchase of $20 or more! I decided to take advantage of it since I had a couple things I needed to buy and stock up on anyway. Here's what I got:

Here's a list of everything I got and mini-reviews!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CoverGirl LipPerfection in Delight Review & Swatches!

Ever since I started working, I found that I could experiment more with my lip color, rather than limiting myself to the muted or natural lip color when I'm at school. This meant... time to buy a new lipstick!!

So I went to Walgreens looking for a new lip color that won't be too bright but a color that will still add color to my lips. Since I already have CoverGirl's LipPerfection in Delish (beautiful peachy nude color), I knew that this formula was something I could count on and I was right! I've already gotten a bunch of compliments on it! 

This color really adds a nice sheen of pink infused with fuschia to your lips and it's really buildable. The first swipe on the lips actually more like wash of tinted gloss and then after swiping another time, the color really starts to pop. It's not too dark or too light and it really adds color to my face (I'm about a NC-35 or 40 in MAC foundation). It's pretty moisturizing but I always add a layer of either my EOS lipbalm or Nivea Milk&Honey on underneath to add even more moisture because I find that lipstick in general dries out my lips by the end of the day. Even when I wipe off the lipstick, it still leaves a hint of color, which shows it really does last all day! Yay for not having to reapply this every 5 seconds :)

Overall, I really have enjoyed this lipstick so far and I love how it doesn't settle into the cracks of my lips, but actually makes my lips look smooth and glossy.

Grade: B+

Friday, November 4, 2011

Baking/Nail Polish Party!

Sleepovers mean baking and nail polish parties :) These are pictures from last night:

 1. Freshly simmered raspberry jam teaspooned in the center of the muffin batter (which contains more freshly crushed raspberries!)
 2. Topped with freshly grated lemon and sugar!

 3. Straight out of the oven! Looks like an explosion of delicious raspberry muffin to me!

And nail design that I did for my friend! Hahahah she wanted a 1-up mushroom from Mario. Purple polish with gold and white dots!

My Eyeshadow Collection

So rather than writing my midterm paper for one of my English UD courses... Of course, I decide to waste time and lay out all of my eyeshadows for no apparent reason and just snap a picture of it. I don't even think this is all my eyeshadows hahaha but here it is! I don't know some of the names for them because I'm at work ooopss.

Here's a list of my eyeshadow collection!