Friday, September 30, 2011

NYX Smokey look kit.

If you remember awhile back I did a post about a long awaited NYX haul, it's here. In that beloved haul of mine I bought NYX's purple smokey look kit. The purple smokey look kit is a 9 eyeshadow kit with 2 lip gloss. The eyeshadow shades vary from a light pink/purple to dark blue, violet,  and even it throws a black shadow in for contouring! 

If you click down below you can see what I have to saw about this cute palette! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh Dear!! I'm sorry!!

Okay wow, I've been gone from blogging/commenting for a week now, and it makes me super mad that I just got so busy I didn't even have the time to make sure blogger was posting my sceduled post, (which it didn't post three of them). So here I was today going on to write/schedule a few more posts for my blog because these coming weeks I'm expecting a few tests. I was expecting a few comments on my posts and there was none for any of my new posts, which I found weird. So I go see what's up and the post I schedule got moved to drafts. This made no sense to me.

 So in light of all that I'm super sorry guys! This is seriously not like me to just drop this. I honestly love writing out my posts and sharing what I think of the products I review. I myself read tons of great blogs and I take their input seriously when I go shopping. I'm so glad to all those that follow me, you guys really make this 10times funner for me!

Okay so while I was gone I was nominated for a few awards so if you're still interested in my blog click below to see what awards I've won and who I awarded them to!!


Monday, September 19, 2011

NYX Jumbo eye pencil

Top to Bottom: 614Lavender, 622A Electric blue, 601 Black Bean,  603 Pots & Pans
Is anyone out there still? *crickets*

I know I haven't posted as often as I would like and it has been almost a week since my last post. I'm super sorry about that. But I have just lined up a few scheduled post so we're good for awhile now!

Onto the review, I know you ladies are just dying to find out what I have to say about these great NXY products I bought.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NYX Haul!!

So if you know anything about me it's the fact I love NYX products. I swear by them on other peoples blogs, and suggest the brand to everyone. So when I spend $40 on NYX products I get super excited. I got so much in this Haul, 14 items. That's a steal!!
WARNING: This is a picture heavy post!
click down below to see everything I bought!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nothing is that bad.

HI guys,

If you don't want to read a sad post I suggest you don't read this. That's your warning.

Today is the last day of National Suicide Prevention week. I guess I should have done this post when I first found out, but it wasn't exactly on my mind. A cousin of mine on Sunday committed suicide. He was 26 years old and had a loving family;  his life seemed to be all smiles and laughs.  We all know just what we see on the outside isn't the same as what's happening in others minds. I'm writing this post not to write about his life, I am writing this to say there is nothing that bad in life that you need to take your life.

Please watch yourself, and your friends when they are drinking. Do not let anyone near a gun when they have had anything to drink, even if it's one glass. There are always people either in your life or from the suicide prevention line to talk to. Talk to someone anyone. Just don't do it. If you could see all that love you, I would hope that you would have changed you mind.

If you or anyone you know is thinking of suicide either talk to them or give them this number 1-800-273-8255, it's the national suicide line. Please, Please,  Please it's not your only option. 

Essie Starry Starry Night Dupe??

So I was in the FrankenPolish making mood, since I just got done making my polish for Laura's Lacquer's FrankenPolish Contest.  I was sitting on the floor of my dorm just looking at my collection trying to think of what I could create. Then BAM! It hit me like a STAR! I'd try to make a dupe for Essie's Starry Starry Night! I think I did. It looks pretty damn good if you ask me! I love it. I know in the winter I will be wearing this more.

What I did was mix NYC black nail polish, just enough to coat the bottle on the empty polish bottle. Then I poured in 60% of China Glaze Fairy Dust. Then the rest is Sally Hansen's Blue it! I think when I use this a little more I'll add some more of the blue and glitter to lighten it up a bit more.

How it applies: It's a little liquidly, but can be handled. It's streaky and a little see through on the first coat, but after the second coat it's a smooth color. It's not a jelly polish like my beloved ESSN, (RIP I dropped it last year, it broke :(  ) But it does it's purpose and fools others!

Verditic: This is super easy to make yourself. I love it and will be using this a lot this winter. What do you think? Do you think it looks like a dupe? Do you guys make your own frankenpolishes?


Thursday, September 8, 2011

A new cut, a new coat and new polish

So I came home for the long weekend from school to spend time with my family. On sunday my wonderful mom took me for a hair cut and to buy me a new winter coat. I go to hair cuttery, because it's cheap and you don't have to have an appointment. So we were waiting in line to pay, and I see that they were selling the shatter polishes from OPI in the blues and red.

Of course my wonderful mom sees me eyeing the blue shatter, and she buys it for me because she's that cool. So here are my swatches of the turquoise shatter over NYC white polish. It looks great but the mani instantly started to chip! I blame it on the bad quality white polish. So I can wear this combo more often I'm looking for a better quality white polish. Any suggestions?

I was trying to get close enough so you could see the shimmer but no such luck, but it's soo pretty! 
The reason I love this shatter look it because the turquoise shatter has this beautiful shine to it, and looks great over other polishes too. In this photo I wore it over Mermaid Tears.
I'm wearing OPI's silver shatter on the other fingers. 

The reasons I like shatters so much is because it makes a chipped manicure last a few more days before I have to change the polish. I just paint on the shatter polish, and no one notices or can see that my nail polish was chipped!

My wonderful mom also bought me this wonderful winter coat from burlington coat factory. I love that store, if you look hard enough you find a lot of brand names for steals. Speaking of steals I was able to get a $350 guess coat for $100. Now that is a steal!! Here are is a photo of me modeling this lovely coat, it was just too HOT in my dorm to try and model the coat for you guys. I think I love the most about my coat is that it can be dress when I need it too. It's also very stylish! I'm so in love with my winter coat!! I can't wait to start wearing it!

What are your favorite places to buy cheap designer clothes? Any suggestions on a better quality white polish? Do you guys like the shatter craze or are you over it? 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Acne-Free Severe

Acne-Free severe review

I've had severe acne since I was a freshmen in High School. I have also seen a dermatologist throughout all four years of high school, just recently stopping during my freshmen year of College. I have tried everything, and I seriously mean everything. I even went on Accutane(which worked the best) for a little over a year. But I have never gotten rid of my acne. I still have it and I wash my face everyday and use acne fighting products everyday. I have been using Acne-free for severe acne and this has given me better results I have ever had. Well maybe not better than Accutane, but you can not be on that for over two years. 

Accutane is an extremely dangerous acne fighting drug and should be used as a last resort. It has to be precribe to you by a doctor.  It claims that this will clear your acne permanently, but after I went off it I only had clear skin  for a little bit before my acne came back with a vengeance. 

So my suggestion to use is Acne-Free for severe acne, it's pretty harsh but works. 

It is a four step system. You have the face wash and toner in the system like every other system out there.  What is different is you only use the lotion once a day, and the retinol once a day at night. I did find this system to be drying so I use cetaphil lotion on my face at night and it keeps the dry patches away. 

I swear by that this will help you if you have really bad acne. IF you don't have really bad acne or if you have sensitive skin I suggest you use either the regular Acne-free or the sensitive Acne-free system.

I love this brand way more than proactiv, you get bigger bottles at a cheaper price definitely more bang for your buck! 

Verdict: Buy this product if you have acne. If it's not that bad then I suggest you buy a different system from this brand. The sever system runs around $30, while the other systems run around $20. The severe is more expensive because of the retinol lotion in the system. 


Sunday, September 4, 2011

DUPE for Too Faced Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer

Too face Pink Leopard Brightening bronzer dupe

R to L Too Faced bronzer, Forever21 Bronzer, Too Faced bronzer
So I went on a back to school hunt for some new cheap clothes. So I found myself looking through all the sale racks at forever21 hoping to find something in my size/that actually looks nice on me. 

So I me being me I went through their makeup section. Forever21 had a couple cute palettes, and cute makeup bags. I then came across this lovely thing! Click below to find out if it matches up to the real deal! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My August Favorites

I see all my favorite blogs I follow post their Monthly favorite products and they look like so much fun I wanted to do one myself.

This month's makeup was extremely bare, because seriously what real lifeguard wears makeup to work? I don't! That being said I went mostly bare this month. Yes I did put makeup on before I went out at night but because I was tired from working everyday I pretty much just did a sweep of eyeshadow color, liner, mascara, face powder and I was out the door. Here are the products I used and what I think about them.

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