September 25, 2010

MAC Venomous Villans Release Party

This is a little late, but I recently went to the release party and it was crazy sauce! There was a line up to get in, there was a line up to get stuff, crazy sauce. 

I know MAC has been popping out collections like nobody's business and none of them have been spectacular. 

But I can't say the same for a Disney release!   Call me a capitalist shmuck, but @___@ I just couldn't resist getting Disney makeup!
I mean look at that, tell me you wouldn't go to an event that looked like that~

I only got one thing (surprisingly) but the other colours were true to the colder months.  Meaning they were richer in colour, which I have enough of.  But this colour I just couldn't pass up.  I normally don't like beauty powders, but this actually has pretty good colour pay-off.  Still it's not a very pigmented blush, but it looks great as a natural sweep of colour.

There is one thing I didn't end up getting and that made me kind of really sad.  I know I said I didn't need anymore eyeshadows, but there was one more @___@;; I really wish I got it, I think I might have to go back and get it.

September 22, 2010

Halloween ideas: Jaded Queen

Ok so I don't have a crown, just imagine one... shhhhhhh XD

I think if you're not a totally put eyeshadow on your face type of gal I think you might like this.  It's still pretty bold, but for halloween it seems just enough sass ;)

September 21, 2010

halloween ideas: bronzed!

I may be going a little crazy with the hallween, but I can't help myself! 
I'm comtemplating doing a harvest fairy/goddess look so I was fiddling around with eyeshadows.  I ended up drawing the dots, but if I were to do this look for hallween, I'd glue some rhinestones instead <3


September 19, 2010

Too soon?

Halloween is by far my favourite

Every year I put alot of thought into my costume.  Alot of years it doesn't fly XD;; but that's usually because I think and I think and I can't decide or I think of something's that's too complicated...and then it goes down hill.

This year I feel like doing a whole bunch of looks and then I'll have a better visual maybe?

Also feel free to take little bits and ideas of the looks, or just the whole look altogether~

Here's my take on a modernistic vampire look.  The whole white makeup and red lips just don't fly with me (what is with me and saying fly so much XP)
For foundation I used two shades lighter than what I actually am.  For the lips I used a medium pastel rose colour and a milky red lipgloss to top it off.

What I used:
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse : Classic Ivory
Maybelline Mineral Power: Natural Ivory
120 Pallete: Rusty Red & Brown
L'orel Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner: Black
Annebelle Single Shadow: Ebony
Lise Watier Single Shadow: Taupe Velours
Annebelle Eyebrow Pencil: Blond
Wet 'n Wild Lip Stick: Just Peachy
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss: Cherries in the Glow

Pac man candy

This has nothing to do with anything, but I insist on showing you my collection of pac man candy tins XD

...that is all

September 16, 2010

Review time! (liquid foundations)

So it's safe to say that I use alot of foundation.  But more importantly liquid foundations.  I've been looking for the perfect liquid foundation for a while.  For a while I thought I did find the perfect liquid foundation for me.  Even though it was on the low-end side, I felt it did my skin more justice than higher end brands. 

Maybelline Pure Makeup

I don't know if they still make this anymore, but I think it's the best foundation if your skin is lookn' fine already.  The application is so smooth, even though the consistancy is kind of fluffy and no liquidy at all.  It evens out your skin and makes it look so natural.  Even if you have a couple of breakouts, using this won't cover it, but it makes the rest of the face look extra good (more convincing your face is naturally like that XD)  It only goes up to medium coverage, but that's just the type of foundation it is. 

Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation

That was a mouthful eh?  But on a serious note.  I had a very good initial impression of this product.  My skin didn't react to it (my face is very sensitive, a lot of harsher products can make my cheecks feel this light stining feeling).  It was on the watery side, so the foundation distributed across my face very easily.  It was easy to apply with brushes as well as my fingers.  It had light to medium coverage, though you could push for a heavier coverage.  Once you needed heavy coverage though, you had to be careful or else it could look cakey.  Which is what happened to me.  I went through a period where this foundation was the foundation for me, but once my skin was no longer smooth, the application was harder.  The results were less than satisfying.

Maybelline Dream Liquid Foundation

This came out after the Dream Mouse foundation came out when a lot of people started complaining that it accentuates dry spots.  This foundation goes from sheer coverage to full coverage.  The funny thing is that this foundation doesn't work well if your skin is in good condition.  When my skin was breaking out the foundation worked great.  It covered all my flaws and kind of evened out my bumps (I say kind of because it's not a miracle worker mang XD), but when my skin kind of cleared up, it started to look streaky.  So this product stays with me in case I have another series of break-outs again!

Rimmel London Recover

To be honest I bought this because I was watching a youtube video and Tao from iamgrape1119 was talking about how if you have a rough night and you skin kind of looks shotty, this was a great pick-me-up foundation the next day.  Let me tell you, I am terrible at sleeping.  If I have one great fail in my life, that would be getting some sleep.  So when I need to look fresh and awake (and not dead), then I just slather some on.  The consistency is in between the two previous maybelline products.   It was easier to use my fingers to apply rather than a brush.  It claims to have vitamin c and e and that's supposed to be why your skin is looking better, but in actuality it has a lot of shimmer in it.  At first I thought it looked stupid.  I'm just not used to these kind of products, but when you put a finishing powder on top, it kind of tones it down and your skin looks fresh.  I just realised that it is exactly the concept for Nars Sheer Glow only less expensive.  Neither of which suite me very well.  Still not bad especially under the eyes. ;)

Almay smart shade anti-aging w/ spf 20

BIGGEST SHAM EVER.  You can tell my opinion on it already no? Not that it's a bad foundation.  It give a great texture to your skin, very dewy without any shimmer (at least not that I can see).  But this whole deal with matching your shade is the biggest bullcrap I've ever heard.  I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this.  It turns to one shade...and if you're not that shade then too bad.  That makes me think why not just get Maybelline Age Rewind instead.  It also claims to be anti-aging, but they ACTUALLY have different shades to suite different people.  x___x so disappointed with this product

Wow such a long post, but are the different liquid foundations that I've been using and what purposes they're good for X3

September 15, 2010

Arbonne haul time!

Okay so I did a little Arbonne haul a little while ago and I really liked their stuff.  I've been wanting to steer in a healtheir direction for my skin.  No matter what what I put on my skin I want it to be not toxic XD

I really enjoy the fact that they're petroleum and paraben free!

So I just got my package today!



It was packaged pretty good.  You saw all the paper filling the top @__@  Everything ordered looked so pretty
Review coming up =D

September 12, 2010

August memoris~ (pic heavy)

It's been a while..again X3;;

This isn't really a beauty related post just some memories of summer~

School started for me and first week was less than graceful.  Though I'm trying extra hard now.  I've never really cared much for school.  But I think I've been drifting off in life for too long.  Can you imagine wanting to go back to school and break your back going through it again?

I do have some nice memories of this summer (though a very short one)

My friend decided she wanted to practice doing hair, ended up doing a hime-style hair on me.  I was so shocked!  I've never had hair like that before and probably never again XD;; It took her so long and she's a professional = no chance for me lol
Sooo...I had to take a picture.  Now I can look back and say " I had damn nice hair XD"

I look back and wonder how my scalp took so much damage XD;;
I went back to get my hair redone again!  But I gotta admit, I love the look of fresh bleached hair <3

And of course summer is definitely not complete without eating pho at my bf and mine's favourite place.  Though they don't have a very original name, their food is the best comfort food ever!

This summer is kind of special, I ended doing alot of things with the people I care about.  Like here I look all smug because I just passed my learner's knowledge test!  Haha I know, I haven't gotten my licence yet?  That's because I don't like the idea of driving D=

Again I look smug, but my bf is being smug with me so I guess that makes it kind of better? XD

Then my bf and I had a last minute trip down to the states before school started!  It wasn't very well planned out and we were just going along with it.  We found a last minute hotel in down town core of Seattle (price and quality was not bad at all)

(my flash failed)  But it was a decent room.  We tried to get an early sleep but I ended up not sleeping well.  I don't know how I survived the next day.  We tried to catch breakfast, but no such luck. 

We went to The Pike Brewery?  I think that's what it was called?  But the food was absolutely delicious.  One of my favourite things to eat was the crab and artichoke dip served with pita bread!  Oh man it rivals Moxy's goat cheese dip X3

Haha can you tell what I was running on by the last day?