Thursday, October 14, 2010


I decided to do a quick face of the day before I am off to school. Sorry the pictures are so shoody, I still can't figure out good lighting for face pictures. >.<
Since I'm only going to school, I've just got MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (in Light Medium) on my face, and Revlon's Super Lustrous in Coral Reef on my lips.

I actually decided to play with my eyeshadows today, so I have an Eye of the Day as well.

I've got on L'oral De-Crease, MAC's Melon pigment all over the lid, MAC's De-Vil in the crease, and MAC's Carbon in the corner along with Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in Zero and Covergirl Lashblast mascara. A simple look, but I like it! Even just Melon and De-Vil look fabulous together.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mini Haul

Hello again! I'm back with a mini haul. I went shopping today with my mom before I have to go to work today. We went to Ulta, Ross and Target, where I picked up some goodies. I bought a Burt's Bees Acne Solutions and some Burt's Bees lip balm. At Target I picked up Rimmel's Fix & Perfect primer and Physicans Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation. I'm hoping I love the Healthy Wear, because I am one of those people that burn then tan, and that is just no fun at all.

I picked up the Stila It Girl palette at Ulta, and managed to get a great deal on it! The palette itself is only $9.99, and Ulta currently have a $5 off coupon if you spend $10 (you can find it here) so I got it for only $5. Woohoo!

The colors are (left to right)
lame, chloe and kitten

Look at that shine! I definitely think this is a must have. And if you use the coupon, it's only $5, how can you say no to that?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse - a review

I have been using Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily skin, and I really like it, so I decided to branch out and try the Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse.

I really don't like it. I feel like I need to use a lot of product in order to get the desired effect. Plus I fell like this makes me look too matte, which can make the skin just look dry and in some cases flaky. Even early in the day it seemed to make my skin look dry and flaky. I don't know if maybe it is the application, but I have tried everything, brush, fingers, sponges, and I always seem to waste more product than I use on my face. Plus I have to say I feel like this transfers a lot easier than the regular Colorstay liquid foundation. I am just not a fan of this product. I am sure there are people who like this, but it isn't for me. It is simply too matte and too much of a hassle to work with. If you want to try a Colorstay foundation, I say stick with the liquid foundation.

For reference, this is what I looked like after application this morning.

This is what I looked like after about 9 hours of wear

I will admit, this does seem to last throughout the day, but the liquid Colorstay beats the Mineral Mousse in that department hands down. You may like this foundation if you love a really matte look, because the Mineral Mousse delivers in that department, but stay away if you don't like that look.

Disclaimer - This product was bought by me, and all opinions are my own.

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Favorites

Well, it is a new month and that means it is time for last months favorites! Yay!

1. Pucker Tendertone by MAC I know these are a cult favorite online, but I just hate dipping my finger in a container to get lip balm/gloss when I am on the go. Thus, I mostly use this at home. It gives a glossy finish, but is so moisturizing. Plus it smells delicious.

2. Michael Kors Rollerball I just love rollerball perfumes, they are so easy to use and great for the purse. The scent is a sweet floral,.

3. Jitterbug by China Glaze I love this nail polish! It is a steely silver, and looks wonderful. Perfect for fall and winter!

4. Strange Potion lipglass by MAC When I first got this, I wasn't that bowled over by it, but now that I have been wearing it, I just love it!

5. Watermelon lipglaze by Stila I really love the design of this product, the little brush helps with precise application, so I can put it on easily without a mirror and not worry that I look odd. While I do love the product, I have a hard time seeing buying more, because the price is a little too steep for me ($22 US).

6. Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush This is such a fabulous brush. Soft and dense. It is $15 at Target, and worth every penny.

What have been your September favorites? Anything I should get my hands on? I definitely need more brushes, so any good brush recommendations would be appreciated! Thank you!