Monday, July 9, 2012



Monday, July 2, 2012

im back with big news!!!

im so sorry i went away for so long beauties! but i'm back :) and on a mission! so i think i'm going to become an avon rep which i could not be more excited about! i'm going to have my own webpage as well so all of you out of state and country girls can order some of the amazing products avon has to offer. ill be putting up reviews, swatches and tutorials using their makeup so everyone can see how amazing their products are. also: if anyone would like brochures please comment or message me with your address and name so you can have the full experience! so keep an eye out for that! but in the meantime i need your help! i'm taking a little survey to see what beauty products people would like to see most so i can order and do reviews!

*nail polishes
*lip sticks
*lip glosses
*eye liners
*eye shadow palettes
*eye shadow loose shadows
*lip and cheek tints
*body lotions and mists
*body washes
*hair products
*shampoo and conditioners

beauties let me know! :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mini Revlon Haul :)

Yesterday i ran to rite aide and of course they had new revlon stuff out and seeing that revlon is my favorite drugstore brand i had to pick a few things up. Also Revlon was everything 40% off so it was a good deal :) Heres what i picked up:
From the escapism collection i picked up one of the new photoready cream blushes in "pinched", as well as the new highlighting stick in "golden". From the regular collection although it is new, i picked up one of the new Just Bitten kissable balm stain in the color "charm" and just a revlon colorstay powder in light/medium.
Left: Highlighting Stick in "golden" Right: Balm Stain in "charm"
As for the highlighting stick i wouldnt say its anything special. i mean it gives off a nice highlight but nothing i didn't already have. Its really no different from other highlighting products. The Kissable balm stain is awesome! its such a cool texture, almost waxy, and leaves your lips shiny and colorful all day. It also comes with alot of product so thats always a plus.
Left: Cream blush in "pinched" Right: Colorstay powder in light/medium
This cream blush is amazing! its so creamy and lightweight and leaves such a good color on your skin. It blends really easily so for the darker colors that they sell it'll be easy to sheer them out. The powder is also a pretty good powder. Its silky enough and comes in a nice compact with a sponge and a mirror. Honestly powders dont really impress me that much, they all seem to do the same thing and feel about the same. But overall i enjoy this powder :)

thats it for my mini haul, i have more things to show in another post :)  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

lets talk whipped foundations!

okay, so, ive tried alot of drugstore foundations and just foundations in general. I find that any foundation thats classified as "whipped" feels so good on your skin but doesn't necessarily look as good as they feel. The two drugstore foundations im going to talk about today are the L'oreal Magic Smooth Souffle foundation and the New Revlon Color Stay Whipped Cream Makeup 24hr. I just picked up the Revlon one the other day as it was on a new revlon display so i'm assuming its brand new. As for the L'oreal one its been around for a little while now and i've seen people love it as well as people hate it. Heres what they look like :
As you can see, the packaging is kind of similar with the glass jars and plastic lids. As for the amount each holds, I'd say they have about the same amount even though the outside of the containers is deceiving. I do love the packaging on both, i think its really classy and cute because of the glass containers and gives it a more "top of the line" look. 
Left: Revlon Right: Lo'real
As you can see from this picture, even thought they are both whipped products they have very different consistencies. The revlon one has more of a whipped cream consistency as the L'oreal one is alot thicker. In this picture the Revlon one looks as if it has more product except the container is shallow as the L'oreal one is deeper. 
Left: Revlon Right: L'oreal
This is a little bit of a better picture for consistency. One problem i have with the L'oreal one is the colors they offer. Every color has this kind of chalky finish to it. In the L'oreal one, This is the color nude beige, now to me this does not look like nude beige, this looks alot more like a caramel-y color. In  the glas container it looks alot lighter than this, almost just like the Revlon color and then when you open the container its this orang-y brown color. As for the revlon one it is very true to color from the container to your sin. It also has such a smoother consistency. 
Left: Revlon Right: L'oreal
This is the two blended out onto my hand. As you can see the L'oreal one covers but it has such a chalky finish its not appealing on the skin. As for the Revlon one it has a lighter coverage but it blends so much nicer and feels so much nicer. It also gives an airbrushed type finish with the right application. I usually dot it on my skin and then blend it with a flat topped brush from E.L.F. 

So overall i would say the Revlon foundation is a must have to anyone whos looking for a lighter summer foundation. As for the L'oreal i would pass on it. The L'oreal foundation retails for about $13.00 wheras the Revlon one retails for about $12.00. Both are a little pricy for drugstore foundations but like i said before, the Revlon one is worth the money.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

skincare routine!

 okay so this was requested by a few people :) i figure ill show you the products i use and what i think about them/why i use them. here we go!


To start off my day, whether i take a shower in the morning or the night before, i use the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. This cleanser has Vitamin C and Ginseng in it as well as Bursting Beads that are to wake you up and leave your skin feeling awake and refreshed. I would say that this cleanser is definitely a good one, would i say it wakes me up? no, i wouldn't. It smells of citrus which definitely is refreshing and invigorating in the morning but it doesn't literally make me feel any more awake. I use this cleanser because its refreshing and its leaves your skin so smooth! I also have combination skin and do break out from some types of cleansers, this one i have to say has never broken me out and I've used it for about 2 months now. It also does do a great job at getting rid of acne and preventing it from coming. I would recommend this cleanser to anyone who needs a new morning cleanser! You can find this at any drugstore for about $5.00. 

After i cleanse my face, i need to moisturize. I use the Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for combination skin. It also has SPF 35 in it which is always good to have in your moisturizer especially in these warmer months. This moisturizer is definitely a thin moisturizer, which to me is perfect for the day time because its lightweight. I use this all over my face including my eyelids and lips and it does an amazing job at keeping my skin nice and moisturized throughout the day. This retails at drugstores for about $8.00. 

Last but not least in my morning routine i use my Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched. I use this everyday after i moisturize to give my lips a little more moisture due to my dry lips. I have to say it does a fantastic job at keeping my lips moisturized and supple. Also its fabulous under lipsticks! I feel it makes my lipsticks go on so much smoother. There is nothing worse then lipsticks on chapped lips. Especially because most lipsticks are already very drying to begin with! You can get these at drugstores for about $7.00

Now for my night routine. My night routine changes a few times a week just because i try to give all my favorites a chance. Heres what they are :)


This is one of my favorite cleansers. This is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne wash Cream Cleanser in Pink Grapefruit. I have to say i'm not wild about cream cleansers and this one is no different, but due to the amazing smell it has i continue to use it. It is however kind of harsh on the skin because of the grapefruits natural acidity. It doesn't foam like normal cleansers, but it is moisturizing. This cleanser retails for about $6.00 

One of my favorites, and also one of the most underrated products out there in my opinion is the Neutrogena Wave Sonic. This is a power cleanser that comes with pre-cleansed pads that you wet and as the machine spins on your face they foam up. I love this thing and find it to be super productive. The only thing is that the pads sometimes lack the amount of cleanser i want, so sometimes i just add some. Also when i wet the pad i pat it once with a towel to avoid excess water drippage. The spinning power is great and the "sonic" edition has 2 speeds to go as harsh or not harsh as you need. This retails about $14.99

This is currently my favorite cleanser of them all! this is my Garnier Skin Renew The Brusher Gel-Cleanser! I recently found this at rite aid (will be in a haul shortly) and i fell in love. The brush on top is more of a gelly like brush, not one with bristles and the cleanser itself is also a gel. To use this you just twist the cap which opens the bottle, hold upside down and squeeze some gel onto the brush. Then run under water and brush all around your face in small circles. This is a more abrasive cleanser and i would reccomend doing it only a could of times a week but it definitely is thorough and leaves your skin super smooth! This retails for about: $8.00 

After i cleanse my face at night, i use a moisturizer before i go to bed. This is the newest one i have and instantly became a favorite. this is the Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing gel-cream. This moisturizer is a gel consistency and a little bit goes a long way. It smells so good as most garnier products do and leaves your skin so super hydrated. Since it is a gel, its more of a thick moisturizer but its perfect for before bed. This retails for about $8.00

This is another moisturizer i use at night switching on and off with my garnier gel. This is the Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Overnight Hydrating Cream. This stuff is THICK! But i do have to say it is a great moisturizer and is made with all natural ingredients. It does however, not smell like blueberries at all :( It has more of a plant smell which isn't bad just not bluberries. This stuff retails for about: $20.00
It is a little on the pricy side but a little goes a long way and it'll last you a while.

I also sometimes in addition to moisturizing my skin use my Garnier Skin Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roller. I know i don't have wrinkles, but it also has good ingredients like caffeine and collagen to keep your under eye area tight and bright. With this you just roll it on and then dab it in with your fingers. This retails for about : $12.00

Last but not least for my lips i use Vaseline Lip Therapy. This stuff is very hydrating and thick. Perfect to use before bed so you wake up with hydrated lips! It also comes in the cutest little container ever! this stuff retails at about : $1.99

Monday, May 7, 2012


okay, so as we all know im new on here so i wanna know what people want to see :) leave a comment below of things you'd like to see! here are some things i was thinking of doing:
*skincare routine
*daily makeup routine
*summer makeup routine
*drugstore foundations love/hate
*E.L.F haul
*drugstore hauls
*Bronzers love/hate
*summer makeup tutorial
*perfume reviews 
*my makeup/perfume collection
*face masks
*mascara comparisons
*liquid liner comparisons

these are just things i was thinking of doing, let me know if you like any of these and/or add your own idea!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoos

Review Time!
Okay, i cannot say enough good things about these things. They are by far one of my favorite drug store products to ever come out! I have all 10 of the colors maybelline makes and can honestly say i've used them all at least 8 times a piece. I've had them for about a month now and the variation of color is amazing. They come in neutrals to brights to colors in between. These are best applied with either your finger or a synthetic flat eye shadow brush due to the consistency of this product. They go on so smooth and literally last all day. I have never once had any of these colors crease on me. They look amazing alone or as a base an eyeshadow. They retail at about $7.00 a piece depending on where you go to get them. There sold in most drugstores as well as Ulta and Walmarts. If you haven't already you should definitely check these shadows out! Here are some closer looks :

In order of the swatches: Tough As Taupe, Audacious Asphalt and Too Cool

in order of swatches: Fierce and Tangy, Painted Purple, Edgy Emerald, Tenacious Teal

in order of swatches: Bad to the Bronze, Bold Gold, Pomegranate Punk

look of the week!

look of the week !
okay! so! now that the blog is up and running we're gonna start doing more things like this. This is a look i came up with inspired by peacock feathers and thought it would look awesome! my best friend emily did all the photography and editing and ashley is the model :) you'll be hearing more about them in looks to come. anyways lets get to the look!

Products used:
face: primer: Revlon Photo Ready perfecting primer in 001
foundation: Salley Hansen Airbrush Spray Makeup in medium
setting powder: Neutrogena mineral sheers powder foundation in Classic Ivory 10
bronzer: ELF Golden Bronzer
contour: Rimmel Natural Broncer in Sundance 027
blush: Coastal Scents blush palette (orange)
highlight: Maybelline illuminator in ray of gold

eyes: primer: urban decay primer potion in eden
first color: bh cosmetics 88 shimmer palette (turquoise, green, 
liner: ELF cream eyeliner in black
ELF liquid liner in golden shimmer
mascara: Covergirl lash blast 24hr in black gold
highlight: avon big colour eye pencil crayon in lightening (n) Clair plus

lips: gloss: Maybelline wet shine diamonds liquid in clear cut diamond
shadow: bh cosmetics palette (turquoise and green)
gold:  milani runway shadows in 10 haute couture 

Friday, April 27, 2012

i love living in the adirondacks..
obviously me living here doesn't have to do to much with makeup. BUT i moved up here with a friend to go to school (my family and i guess i still technically live on long island). So everyday is a new experience for me. I have a horse up here, cowboy, whos the love of my life and i couldn't ask for anything more. but in reguards to makeup, today i went to rite aide and picked up a few things so haul pictures up soon :) the cool thing about drug stores up here are that they don't sell out as fast as the ones on Long Island. I don't know if its cause more people on long island wear makeup or what, but its nice to actually have products in the stores. The downfall to that though is that upstate new york doesn't get the new collections and such as quick as long island does. Reguardless, it is what it is. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips!

another product that the hype has been ridiculous about! Maybelline baby lips :) I've had these for a little over a month now so i think i can make a pretty good opinion on them. First off, these are super duper moisturizing, almost on the verge of slippery on your lips. The packaging on these things are absolutely adorable. The colors of the words verses the actual lip product packaging blends so nicely and just makes them look fun! This product also comes with a good amount of product, and it lasts forever. The three i have (in order of the picture) are 25: Pink Punch,  05: Quenched, and 30: Peach Kiss. Here are some swatches and a little about them:

25: Pink Punch
This color is one of the more pigmented ones. As you can see from the photo its a very bright pink, almost verging on strawberry shortcake in the revlon lip butters. The thing i don't like about this color is the actual pink color looks a bit chalky on my lips. Maybe i'm just not fond of this particular color pink, but it definitely isn't one of my favorites. I will say that this one smells super good though. Smells exactly like fruit punch which is perfect for summer time of course :)

30: Peach Kiss
This color is one of my favorites. Its a very peachy color with gold shimmer to it that looks beautiful on. This is literally one of the 2 lip products i keep in my bag just because it goes with everything and is super moisturizing as well. Its not crazy pigmented or anything, gives off more of a peachy sheen than an actual peach color. The thing about this color is that its buildable. It smells just like peaches and tastes like it too. Definitely would recommend this one.

05: Quenched
This is another one of my favorites simply because its just a sheer lip color. I put this on everyday before i start doing my makeup to get my lips nice and ready for any other lip product i might put on. This one is hard to describe the smell to it, but I'm gonna say its like a citrus-y smell. Regardless it smells really good. This is a perfect lip conditioner for anyone due to the fact it is translucent. 

my new hair

          My New Hair :
So basically i did what i seem to do every few months and got completely and totally bored with my hair. I have this thing for putting turquoise in my hair and then i always end up dying it back to brown BUT then in a month i miss my turquoise. SO. this time i decided to do it right and i bleached the whole underside of my hair. Then i did most of the underside turquoise with SPLAT Aqua Rush hair dye. SPLAT hair products are sold in drugstores but i could not find this color for the life of me in any drug store so i ordered mine off amazon. It retails at about $15.00. Then on the pieces closer to my face which were also bleached, i took some SPLAT hair dye in Lusty Lavender (which was a lot easier to find) and started with the turquoise on top then blended the lavender dye into the turquoise and down to the tips. i foiled my turquoise underside but not the purple/turquoise pieces because i wanted them to dry on there own. Washed my hair out and VAALAHH. colorful hair for summer time :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butters
Creme Brulee, Sweet tart, Peach Parfait, Gumdrop, Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy, Cupcake

okay, let me just start off with the fact that i LOVE these things. I am not a big lipstick girl by any means. I feel that they dry my lips out way to much and nobody likes the look of dried out lips, lets be honest. These are amazing products though! These honestly made me change my mind about lip products all together. They're called lip butters for a reason. The texture of these are so buttery (go figure) and leave your lips so moisturized. Unlike most lip balm type products though, these are crazy pigmented. Literally like nothing i've ever tried before. I only have 7 out of the 20 shades they offer, but i do plan on purchasing more.  These retail at about $7.50 a piece and you can find them at your local drugstore or places like Ulta. (right now Ulta is having a buy one get one 50% off of revlon products so go get some!) Here are some swatches and descriptions of the colors i have:

Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee is more on the matte side for the revlon lip butters. Obviously they all have some shine to them but unlike most of the rest, this one doesn't have much sparkle to it. Its  really beautiful neutral brown color thats a little more on the milky side than a true brown.

Sweet Tart
Sweet tart is a glossy hot pink color thats very pigmented. A little goes a long way with this stuff. This color is definitely more of a red-pink than a true pink which makes it perfect for summer!

Cotton Candy
This is by far one of my favorite shades in the bunch. It is definitely my most used. Cotton candy is a sheer light pink with lots of shimmer. Its a great everyday color in my opinion, if your into pink lips. Literally goes with every makeup look.

Peach Parfait
Peach Parfait is a peachy-pink color with lots of golden shimmer. It honestly is verging on a coral color but not quite. This color looks so pretty for summer time. 

This is one of the most unique shades i own. This color is a lilac purple with lots of shimmer as well. Don't let this picture fool you, its alot more opaque on the lips. 

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake is your typical barbie doll pink. Its very creamy and very pigmented. It has alot of silver-ish shimmer to it but really is a true pink.

Cupcake is another one of my favorites. Its a beautiful pink with blue undertones. This is another one thats super pigmented. You really only need a little bit of this stuff or it can give your lips a washed out affect.