Saturday, December 31, 2011

Five Best Products of 2011

Here are some of my top picks of 2011 that I reached for a lot!

1. Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks

2. Wet N' Wild Eyeshadows

3. Milani One Coat Glitter Nailpolish

4. Revlon Lipglosses (Both Colorburst and Super Lusterous)

5. Milani Baked Blushes


Friday, August 5, 2011

July 2011 Favorites!

Hey guys here are some of my favorite products in this past month. I've been reaching for a lot of my old products and some new additions.

Wet N' Wild Waves of Enchantress Nailpolish
Milani Gold Glitz Nailpolish
Milani Jiffy Orange Nailpolish
Maybelline Dream Moose Concealer in Latte
Revlon Primrose Lipstick
Maybelline Nude Glow Lipstick (June fave too!)
Revlon Life's a Peach Lipgloss
Milani Color Streaks Hair Mascara - Solid in Gold
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Forever Green Eyeliner Powerpoint Pencil
Milani Luminous Blush
Milani Java Bean Eyeshadow
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
ELF Eye Crease Brush <3

Let me know if you guys need a description of a product!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Milani July 2011 Products Review, Swatches, & Comparisons

Hey guys! I'm here to share with you some new products by my favorite drugstore company, Milani ! I get very excited when drugstores come out with their limited edition products but sometimes they just seem okay, however these are an exception. These products are all amazing and I highly recommend getting your hands on them!

High Speed Fast Dry One Coat Formula Nail Lacquer
It comes in shades Purple Rush, Instantaneous Blue, Racy Green, Fast Fuchsia, Jiffy Orange, Violet Dash, Yellow Whiz, & Hot Pink Frenzy. I have 7 out of 8 of them and I must say that they were much much more better than what I expected them to be!

Racy Green - emerald/teal color with green shimmers, opaque
Instantaneous Blue - royal blue with hints of pink shimmer, opaque
Purple Rush - true dark purple with violet shimmers, opaque
Violet Dash - thick opaque creme midtone lavender
Fast Fuchsia - thick opaque creme dark magenta with purple undertones
Jiffy Orange - thick opaque creme bright orange with red undertones
Yellow Whiz - thick opaque creme bright lemon-y yellow

Swatches (One Coat Used)
Milani High Speed Fast Dry One Coat
Lacquer Swatches from L to R :
Racy Green, Instantaneous Blue, Purple Rush,
Violet Dash, Fast Fuchsia, Jiffy Orange, Yellow Whiz

Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipglosses are available in shades 101 Hot Flash, 102 Flashy, 103 In a Flash, & 104 Star Flash.

104 Star Flash - I was expecting it to be a much lighter pink but it looks like a muted fuchsia with an bright light blue sheen/shimmer. I like how its very unique and reminds me of Lisa Frank :). It's a bit to bold to be worn alone during daylight, would prefer this for clubbing. But I also tried it over some hard to wear light pink lipsticks and I must say that it made the colors instantly pop and look so beautiful!

Color Streaks Hair Mascara
It comes in shades, Fun in Red, Solid in Gold, Cool in Blue, Awesome in Purple, & Dramatic Shimmer. It has a mascara-like applicator brush. When you brush it through your hair it gives you small streaks of color. It blends in with your natural hair color. It also contains Keratin, which helps rebuild and restore hair

Solid in Gold - golden copper streaks, this gives me instant highlights! great for dark hair, it's my fave of the bunch!
Cool in Blue - royal blue streaks, shows up on my hair, but is probably better seen on lighter hair. I like how it's very pigmented
Awesome in Purple - dark purple streaks, i love how this gives my hair dimension!
Dramatic Shimmer - black jelly with iridescent boxy sequin pieces, this would be great for lighter hair giving some black streaks or even touching up or grey hairs! you can also control the amount of glitters you apply on your hair.

Color Comparisons
Here is some images to get a better understanding of what each color looks like. These nailpolishes are definitely NOT DUPES, but here so you guys can get a better feel for the color.

Milani Hi-Res, Purple Rush, Purple Gleam, Violet Dash,
Awesome in Purple (Color Streaks)

Milani Dude Blue, Instantaneous Blue, Breezy, Blue Flash,
Cool in Blue (Color Streaks)

Milani Raspberry Fusion, Fast Fuchsia, Pink Rocks,
104 Star Flash (Haute Flash)

Milani Lemongello, Yellow Whiz, Totally 80's

Milani Fresh Teal, Racy Green, Molten Rock

Milani Fashion Design, Jiffy Orange, Metal Gear

Milani Gold Glitz and Solid in Gold

Here's an overview of the collection.
For more info visit Milani's website or Facebook.
The July Limited Edition collection consists of Milani’s
High Speed Fast Dry One Coat Formula Nail Lacquer
Paint Eyeshadow Palette
(1 shade of neon colored eyeshadows)
Color Streaks Hair Mascara
Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipglosses
One Coat Glitter & Jewel FX Nailpolish
(not LE but available with the collection at CVS)

I hope this review was helpful!

Have you guys spotted this collection in your CVS?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 2011 Favorites

Hey guys! Here's a review of my favorite products in this month!

1. Coppertone Ultra Guard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 - Since I have a sun allergy/heat allergy on my arms I have to wear a high SPF lotion every day. I really like this because it not only protects me from the sun, it's also moisturizing. It hasn't made me itchy or cause me to have any signs of tanning.

2. Rimmel London Glam Eye Mono Eyeshadow in Glam Ice - This is an GREAT white eyeshadow to have. It has amazing pigmentation and goes on very smooth and buttery. I love this a lot!

3. Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Antiqued Gold - I love this polish! When I first tried it on I was very disappointed because it would not shatter when I applied it. But after experimenting with it I found out the best way to apply this is by dabbing it in sections. It is so beautiful and flattering! I will have a pic of my mani with this soon.

4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Blue-Away - This is a great opaque light blue! One coat is all you need.

5. Milani Nail Polish in Paradise Pink - I absolutely adore this nail polish. It's a really light pink similar to OPI Mod About You or Essie Fiji. It makes you look tan. It is so beautiful and flattering! It's opaque in 2 coats.

6. Revlon Nail Enamel in Minted - This is one of the first Revlon nailpolishes that I tried that I did not have any issues with. The color came nice and opaque in 2-3 coats and dried well. I like how the color is a more green than Essie Mint Candy Apple.

7. CoverGirl Intense Shadow Blast Eyeshadow primers in Beige Blaze 800 - I've been using this primer a lot lately and I really love it. It makes my eyeshadows stay on the whole day without any creasing. I will be reviewing this soon!

8. E.L.F. All Over Color Stick in Pink Lemonade - When I first tried this product I didn't like it because I was using it wrong. I also didn't like it because I thought it was a bit too sticky/creamy. I figured out the best way to use it is to swipe it on your cheeks and blend it with a stippling brush. The color looks amazing and is very long lasting.

9. Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Golden Beige 008 - I revisited one of my old product and I can say I really love it. It gives a great glow. Read my review here.

10. Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine in Nude Glow - This color isn't really a nude, it's more or a neutral sunkissed bronze. I really like this becuase it makes my lips look natural yet fuller. I will be reviewing this soon.

11. Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino - I love these baked blushes! I like this one because it's very pigmented and gives me a great glow!

12. L'Oreal HIP Concentrated Shadow Duo in Shady - This is a great shadow duo for an everyday look. The eyeshadows are matte. I really liked this because it makes me look natural yet polished. This is a must have!

13. Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in 002 Crystal Lilac - When I first heard about this color I didn't understand all the hype about it. But after I tried it, I really do like it! It gives me a nice light pink sheen on my lips, kind of like the lips of girls in hiphop videos (LOL). But it really really do love this!

14. Sonia Kashuk Pointed Foundation Brush - This is an amazing foundation brush. It blends my foundation very nice a smooth. It is great for blending is small hard to reach areas like your hair line and lips/nose area.

I hope this was helpful! More reviews will be coming up!

Monday, June 6, 2011

NEW Great Pinks & Perfect Nudes from Revlon (Pic Heavy)

Hey guys! I wanted to share a haul I did in April. I absolutely LOVE all these colors and recommend all of them. I bought them during a Revlon sale in Rite Aid. Here they are:

So lets start the review. Also the Rimmel lipstick in this picture is Sunset which has been discontinued so I don't want to include this in the review.

Revlon Primrose (668) - this lipstick is a creme finish. It is a pink-lilac shade. I was surprised when I wore it on my lips it looked much lighter than I thought but I still found it wearable. It can be sheer and dry compared to other Revlon Creme lipsticks. It's still a nice unique everyday pink.

Revlon Icy Nude (002)
- THIS IS MY HG* NUDE LIPSTICK!!! Perfect nude if you are around a MAC NC40. It isn't as creamy as the other colorburst lipsticks because it has glitter particles but it does not show up on my lips. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick!

Revlon Smoked Peach (013) - this is a nice BRIGHT peachy orange. It is matte finish but goes on very creamy and smooth which is what I like about it the most. I like it but I have to tone it down a bit. ***note spelling is Smoked not Smokey (oops XD)

Revlon Sky Pink (012) - this is a matte light/medium pink. It goes on pigmented and creamy but is also on the bright side. It's color is similar to MAC Snob. I like it and recommend it.

Revlon Timeless Nude (512) - THIS IS MY HG* NUDE LIPGLOSS!!! It is a Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze and a pinky-nude-tan. It is very pigmented but can be drying. I have to reapply it often. When worn on my lips it is the most perfectest nude!! I LOVE THIS. I recommend this if you are a skintone around MAC NC40 since it is hard for us to find that perfect nude!

Top: Revlon Timeless Nude (512)
Bottom: Revlon Primrose (668), Revlon Sky Pink (012),
Revlon Icy Nude (002),
Revlon Smoked Peach (013)

Please feel free to recommend any other great pinks and nudes.
Thanks for reading :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo Review

Hey guys! I normally don't purchase Estee Lauder products but I have tried some samples my mom has gotten with her Lauder purchases. After seeing Temptalia's review on this product, I was so hyped, I purchased it the next day.

This is a limited edition product from their Bronze Goddess Soleil Summer Color 2011. What really made me purchase the product was that it was $20 and was being compared to the Urban Decay Jumbo pencils

I really like the colors of these two. They are both unique for a jumbo pencil! But my favorite is the pink side. It is a rosey pink with the prettiest golden sheen. It looks mostly gold when I wear it since I have tan skin, but it still looks awesome!

I like that they are long wearing and hasn't creased on me. Here's some swatches:

Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo with Flash

Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo with Natural Lighting

Thanx for reading! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 2011 Favorites

I'm back after a very long Hiatus! I was stressing with classes and finals while I was gone, but now that's over it's time to blog! I've done some huge major hauling that I will be sharing in the next few posts, so make sure you check back!

So here are some products that I was obsessed with this month!

Nivea Express Hydration in Sea Lotus
- I got this sample in my Free Target Sample bag. Eversince I got this, is has been in my bag. I have been in love with this and use it for emergencies!

Wet 'n Wild Eyeshadow Coloricon Trio in Walking on Eggshells - This was one my first eyeshadow pallete from Wet 'n Wild and man I was so amazed! It is soo pigmented, long lasting and reminds me of my favorite MAC eyeshadows, Nylon, Mulch(lighter version), & Jest. LOVE!

Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue - when I first bought this I was expecting a huge pop of bright blue on my eyes and was very disappointed when it wouldn't show as apparent (but only shows in sunlight). However I have found ways to make this work and I love the way in lengthens my lashes. I can't live without this mascara!!

Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black - I absolutely love this eyeliner!! It glides on so easily without having me pull my eyes. However one thing I really dislike about it is the lash growing formula, which has made my lashes grow (I already have long lashes). I hope they make the eyeliner without the serum because it's an amazing product and I keep reaching for it.

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Timeless Nude - OMG this is the perfect nude lipgloss for me! I absolutely love this to death!! I really reccomenf this for girls who are in the range of tan skin!

Studio 35 Beauty Mineral Makeup Concealer Brush - comes in a set of 4 brushes. I bought this set from Target. It comes with a stippling brush also which is really good. I really like this concealer brush because it does a great job!

Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm - I also got this sample in my Free Target Sample bag. I've been using it eversince! I love that it's natural, paraben free and has a slight minty tingly feeling. This product has encouraged me to buy the other things in this Natural line!

Loreal HIP Color Crystal Eyeliner in 814 Bronze Shimmer
- I absolutely love this eyeliner. It os the perfect bronze and has the most beautifulest gold shimmers in it. <3

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach - I have rediscovered one of my old goodies. I didn't like it much before as I do now. It's a nice brightening casual color to wear. Read my review here!

Physicians Formula Blush in Pink Glow - I really like how this blush is matte and gives me and natural flush of color since I can be very pale at times.

Bath & Body Works Hawaii Coconut Body Lotion - This is one of my most favortiest smells in Body Lotion. It reminds me of drinking Pina Coladas and smells like it too! I love it!

I will have individual reviews on some of these products and many more stuff from the drugstore! Thanks for reading! :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Milani Baked Marble and Metallic Eyeshadows Swatches

Hey guys! I've been gone for a while since my computer has a virus! Anyways, I wanted to share these eyeshadow I have been obsessing over! I've been testing them out for a while so I am quite familiar with their formula. I first noticed them when I was on my hunt in CVS looking for the Milani's new one coat glitter nailpolishes. On the display next to them I noticed these baked eyeshadows.

After trying four of these for the first time I was in LOVE and purchased many more. For sure I knew I loved these so much I purchased 6 more of them last week once again during the BOGO 50% off sale in CVS. So here's a compilation of all my hauls!

Marble Eyeshadows
Mingling – light frosty baby blue with white and silver glitters swirled
Intermix - brown with white and chocolate glitters swirled
Drenched in Gold - metallic yellow gold with cream and copper swirled
Together 4Ever – indigo blue with bronze and blue glitters swirled
Mélange – charcoal with white and gold glitters swirled
Medley – charcoal with silver glitters swirled
Fusion – purple with gold and copper glitter swirled

Metallic Eyeshadows
I Heart You
- burnt red/orange with red sheen
Rich Java - brown with red undertones, has gold shimmers
Purrr-fect Purple - lilac lavender with blue undertone with purple sheen
Pink Twice - dusty baby pink with warm pink glitters and sheen


Milani Baked Marble and Metallic Eyeshadows Swatches
Row 1
Medley, Mélange, Drenched in Gold
Row 2
Together 4Ever, Fusion, Mingling
Row 3
Intermix, I Heart You, Pink Twice
Row 4
Purrr-fect Purple, Rich Java

Milani Baked Marble and Metallic Eyeshadows Swatches With Flash

These remind me a bit of MAC Mineralized eyeshadows but I wouldn't say they are the exact dupe since the colors are different however the formulas are the same. If you like MAC Mineralized eyeshadows then you'll definetly love these! Plus I love how they were half the price of MAC eyeshadows and I purchased more of them during the weekly drugstore sale!

The method of wearing any baked eyeshadows can be tricky at first, but some ways I applied them were:
- As an all over color with Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, or MAC Greasepaint Sticks

- Apply them wet by either wetting the brush or taking some product on a brush and applying Fix+

-In the center of my eyes on my normal eyeshadow for a three dimensional look

I love these so much I will definitely purchase more colors soon! They are limited edition in CVS but I saw that they are now available on Milani's website, and Walgreen stores.

Thanks for reading!