Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stila Out of Line Smudge Pot Trio

It's been quite a rainy week. So glad that I was able to stay dry because my work has a parking garage and I didn't even bother going out to deal with traffic and possibly hydroplaning, etc. I was able to leave early from work and was super excited to be home so I could wait for my package :)

Eyeliners are still something that I've been experimenting with because I haven't found the "perfect" one. Urban Decay's 24/7 do not work on me because they just end up transferring and smudging a few hours after initial application. I tried Wet n Wild's creme eyeliner and had fantastic results, and then came to realize that it was a pain to take off. It is really long-lasting. But....I wanted something that was long-lasting and easy to take off by the end of the day. I am really late on the whole Stila bandwagon. I always hear about popular products such as Kitten eyeshadow and their smudge pots. I went into Sephora last week and took a look at their smudge pots and they looked promising. I researched a bit and many people have these smudge pots as their holy grail of eyeliner. I found an out of line trio set with an eyeliner brush on BeautyCrunch. They have pretty amazing deals on makeup including a bunch of things from Stila. The trio normally sells for $32 but they are selling it for $12. Pretty awesome right? I decided to give it a go, even though the shipping is pretty expensive. I believe it was almost $7 for UPS ground shipping for one item. I guess my tip is to buy more than one thing in order to make up for the expensive shipping. Luckily, the shipping was pretty fast because it was only coming from Pasadena.

The trio comes in black, gray, and bronze. I decided to try it and they are so creamy! It was really easy to put onto my lash line and I love that there was no tugging involved. All the colors are great for everyday wear. I am pretty fair and find the black way too harsh on my eyes so I absolutely love the gray. It almost has this faint blue tint to it that makes it such a gorgeous color. The bronze will be great for an everyday look.

I've been wearing it for about 5 hours now and it has stayed on with minimal smudging since I didn't wear any eye primer. I figure it will last the entire day with a good eye primer on.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

December/January Haul

[MAC eyeshadows in Cranberry and Lovelace]

[Standard button up collared shirt for work, metallic wallet, and owl ring from Forever 21]

[metallic wallet]

[gold&white owl ring]

[H&M black studded crossbody bag]

[Another pair of Worthington shoes I got from JC Penney. They're slowly becoming one of my favorite shoe brands. ]

So I haven't posted many pictures lately and I thought why not let you guys see what I have bought over the past couple of weeks or so.

I have used the Love lace eyeshadow maybe about twice now and am really liking it. It's a graying blue shade and it's really blendable and easy to use with other colors. I have been using it as my entire lid color and then using MAC's Sable eyeshadow as my crease color. Love!!! I have used Cranberry once and it's a gorgeous color. It's pretty intense so I will probably use it more during the night.

2nd Meg's Makeup Gift

I just received my 25o point gift! I was waiting around for it yesterday and the mailman had it! I was so incredibly excited to open my package. I got a 50 ml Zakia's Pure Argan Oil and an X-Large Urban Decay Primer potion. Amazing! and it was all for free! I don't know if I can say it enough, but it's the real deal! Trust me, this has been the 2nd package I have gotten from Meg and it's such a great website. Anyway, these two things together cost $82. The argan oil retails at $60 on the Zakria's website and the primer potion is $22.

I was a bit confused about the argan oil at first but then once I googled it, I knew why I received it. Meg really knows how to personalize these packages. It is specified on my profile page that I have been having trouble with oily skin lately and that nothing has worked. Voila! This argan oil has become a really popular cosmetic item because it helps with wrinkles and fine lines, and most importantly for me, it possesses a sebum regulating action for oily skin. YES! I can't wait to try this out and see if it works on my skin.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's 2010 already. It came out of nowhere! I'm so ready for this new year and I have such a great feeling about good things coming my way :)

I'm not a big new year's resolution type of person because I feel like my priorities and/or needs change ever so often that I don't want to be stuck with something I promised I would do and not end up doing. Otherwise, it would just be a big disappointment. I'm the type of person that always has to accomplish my goal.

I guess I'll do New Year's wishes instead.

-I wish to be more generous to others and to myself.
-I wish to be healthier and keep on track with my workouts.
-I wish to be a better friend, sister, and daughter.
-I wish to be a kinder person.

I'm wishing all of you a happy and prosperous New Year :)