Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flowery Summer Nail Art

Hey all,

Summer is finally over for me =((((( school starts tomorrow.. I'm so sad! No more relaxed nights playing Guitar Hero/Rock Band for me =(((((. SO SAD.

Anyways, to cling to the last vestiges of summer, here's a pretty nail design I had a few weeks back:

I based it off a design I saw somewhere on Youtube =)

First I painted my nails with a sheer glittery color, then painted a diagonal black line across the nail. I filled in the bottom with black polish and then waited for it to dry. After a few moments, I laid down five dots of white on each fingger and used a toothpick to pull a line through each dot to form the petal shape. Then, add optional rhinestones and set with a top coat =).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain

Ah, yet another reminder why unless absolutely necessary, to never EVER buy drugstore makeup >=(

A few weeks ago I was once again tempted by the drugstore sale fairy (damn her!) it was buy 2 for (insert slightly cheaper price here).

I did want a lip stain since I was tired of lipstick and lip gloss melting off my lips after a few hours or so, and I came across these Maybelline lip stains. Their description is "a sheer, water based lip stain." Which turned out to be a total lie. Heres me wearing the two colors I bought,

Wink of Pink:
Touch of Toffee:

As you can tell, the colors are completely, utterly off. They give me clown lips, especially the darker color. Also they leave my lips feeling strangely dessicated and covered in an unpleasant watery film. To top it off, it doesn't even stain at all. I wiped most of it off with a dry tissue after application -_-.

F- x infinity, Maybelline.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Body Shop: Matte and Shimmer Cheek Colour

Hey guys!

Finally I'll be reviewing the blush I received from that 3 for 10 bucks Body Shop sale! =D yaaay

As you can see, it's pretty cute =) and has 4 different parts, 2 shimmer (top right corner) and two matte (bottom left). At first I was like, "Oh cool this is like getting 4 shades of blush in one!" but it's not really practical since this pan is actually quite small - a little under 1.5 by 1.5 inches. My full sized blush brush basically covers the entire pan so I always end up using all the colors swirled together.
Also the colors by themselves are very unpigmented ( I had to swatch many many times to get it to show up on picture haha):

The left four swatches are each individual color and the one on the far right is a swatch of all colors swirled together.

Anyways, the verdict on this: It's a very cute blush and for the price (what, 3.3333 dollars?) it's pretty nice. However, it's very low in pigmentation and the staying power is pretty sad. It comes off within an hour or two. Basically due to these limitations, how I use it is just as a shimmery overlay over another blush that has better staying power for whenever I want a multi-hued glow. Basically, treat this as a cheek highlighter more than a solid blush.

Hope this was helpful =). Btw, if anyone knows what kinds of makeup The Body Shop excels at, I'd like to know.. so far what I've used hasn't been too amazing!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Nail Arts =)

Here's some nails I had awhile back:

It's pretty easy to do. I put down a layer of pearly silver, and then drew stripes with Nail Art polishes (they have thinner and more precise brushes). Then on top I put some small rhinestones and set it all with a top coat.

Hope you like it =D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Urban Decay Brow Box



Anyways, today's review is on Urban Decay's lovely Brow Box, with everything in it you need to keep your brows lovely and in tip-top shape!

Of course, comes with a beayootiful UD design on its top =) :

Inside is great too! Two brow powders , a tiny brow brush and tweezers for those stray weeds, and a giant drawer full of brow wax (YAY).

OKAYS so I've been using this product for a few weeks now and it's really great (especially since I got it off eBay at half price!) for it's price. It really does have pretty much everything you need to fix up your brows in the morning.

The tiny tiny brush and tweezers will be useful for if I go traveling and don't want to bring full-sizes along, but usually they're a little too small to easily use. Still, they're pretty cute XD. The wax does it's job, and sets my brows so they don't wave in the wind like wild tentacles ( cause yeah. brows do that).

Only real qualms I have is that the brow powder quality is not as good as I'd like... it tends to.. crumble a teensy bit in the pan? and is not as pigmented.. but since this whole shebang was less than half of what I paid for my HG (Holy Grail) Anastasia Brow Powder duo (which is like, half the size of this thing btw and comes with no wax or tools), I'd say this is a good investment =).

Anyways, how's everyone's summer? =)