Thursday, May 31, 2012

Updated Foundation Routine

Hey Guys!! 
There are some new products I picked up from Sephora and I'll be trying them out for the next couple of weeks, so.... I have a new foundation routine!!

The new products I'll be using are:

  • Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free foundation [sample] [Full size $23]
  • Sephora Collection Microsmooth Foundation Face Powder [$22]

I've heard people talk about these new products and I wanted to see how they work for me. I also picked up a full size of my favorite face primer: Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Face Primer

#28 Clove

Deep Ebony

Be on the look out soon for a video on my YouTube Channel showing how I do my foundation && showing the concealer I'm using as well! 

Have you used any of these products, if so, what is your view on them? Thanks so much for reading!!

Girl's Night Out Giveaway!!!! [CLOSED]

Hey Guys!!! I'm SO excited for this post because its a GIVEAWAY!!!!

I wanted to do a certain theme and Girl's Night Out just seemed to be the perfect one!

So in this giveaway I'll be giving you things I think would be perfect to aid in a GNO clubbing or hanging out!!

All the products minus one
Berry Haute, Really Red, & Cinderfella


  • MAC Cinderfella eyeshadow
  • ELF eyelid primer
  • Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray
  • Two pairs of lashes
  • Your choice of Revlon lipstick: Really Red or Berry Haute
  • Schick Intuition Razor
  • Your choice of a permanent scent body spray from Bath & Body Works
  • Dr. Scholl's for Her Ball of Foot Cushions

One lucky lady will win this lovely prize pack!

How To Enter:
  • Follow My Blog via GFC or Bloglovin' [required]
  • Follow my YouTube Channel [+1]
  • Tweet: "Enter @_Pretty_Pisces' Giveaway to win the ultimate Girl's Night Out Prize Pack!" [+1]
  • Leave a comment with your email, how you follow me [[&& name used]], and if you did any of the extras.

See why I chose these certain items here

This giveaway will end on June 7, 2012 at 12:00am CST


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Hey Guys!
I upload "Get Ready With Me" videos almost every other day on my YouTube channel, so you guys should really stop by and see how I do my face! These are just some pictures of the most recent ones:

I don't claim to be a MUA and I'm sure a lot of my looks look similar, even though I try to switch it up sometimes. My GRWM videos are basically how I'm wearing my makeup that day, so you'll rarely see really out there makeup looks unless someone requests it. I'm documenting my progression and I think by me practicing I honestly am getting better. It's a progress and I encourage you guys to follow me on my journey!!

Leave me some makeup looks you'd like to see me try to do, I'd be happy to have some inspriation!
Thanks so much for reading!

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Shade Of Brown Pillow Box! ::May::

Hey Guys!!
I wanted to bring your attention to a monthly subscription service named My Shade of Brown. My Shade of Brown is specifically geared towards women of color, not just of African American descent. So, for $10 a month, you get their "Pillow Box" that's filled with 4 to 5 deluxe beauty samples. For right now, they're doing a deal where you can get your first Pillow Box for $5, so head over to to get your first Pillow Box!! 

Now onto the things I received:

My Pillow Box

Their Label
The description card

All my goodies!!

Close Ups:

Overall, for $10 a month, I don't think this is a bad monthly subscription at all. I especially like that its geared towards WOC and I'll definitely be looking forward to my second box!

**I paid for this subscription with my own money. I was not asked to review or show these products. These are all my honest opinions**

Friday, May 18, 2012

|HAUL| La Femme Blushes ::First Impressions && Swatches::

Hey Guys!
 I finally took the plunge and bought some La Femme Blushes! Now, if you haven't heard of them, they're insanely pigmented blushes that only cost $2.50 for the pan form [$3.00 in a container]! Also, the great thing is that shipping is only $2.99, so they really are a steal! After seeing my friend Ro's pictures on Instagram of the ones she'd ordered, I wanted some too! I only got 7, but they have 30+ colors you can choose from. 

The shipping was actually pretty quick. I placed my order last Friday and they showed up today [Thursday], so less than a week. That's great, in my opinion. You can order La Femme Blushes from

Now on to Pictures && Swatches!!

In case you can't read the writing, the seven blushes I picked are:

  • Sienna
  • Coral
  • Grape - Glitter
  • Peach
  • Lilac Champagne - Glitter
  • Rose
  • Purple Passion - Glitter

My favorite, by far, may be a surprise to you.... It's Sienna!! I know it looks dull in the pan, but as you can see by the swatch, its such a neutral pinky brown. I love it!! Lilac Champagne & Rose are somewhat similar but Rose definitely has more of a yellow undertone. Grape and Purple Passion are nothing alike, something I was worried about when I ordered. Purple Passion is full of sparkle, though, so if that's not your thing, you may want to stick to Grape [less sparkle]. Grape also leans more pink than purple to me. Peach isn't that bright in person, my flash brightened it up a bit, it'd be great for a neutral blush. Coral is RED! Haha I don't see much orange undertones, it's most definitely a soft red.

I will be purchasing more La Femme Blushes! I can see why they have such a cult following!
Have you tried any of these blushes, Which ones would you suggest I get next? Thanks so much for reading!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox

Hey Guys! I was fortunate enough to be picked to receive an Influenster VoxBox.! 
The products in this box was really spot on & I'm glad I was able to try them out!

Items Received:

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in Dark/Deep:

SoyJoy Bar in Blueberry:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Animal Instinct:

  • Bath & Body Works fine fragrance mist in Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball Of Foot cushions
  • ChapStick LipShield365 with SPF 50+
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing body wash [travel size]:


I LOVE this box!! I think I'll get use out of everything in there!
  •  I already ate the SoyJoy bar [I had to! I'd opened it already for pictures] and I know it doesn't look very appetizing, but its delicious. If it didn't have 12g of sugar in it, I'd go out and buy a box of them. 
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom is my favorite scent from B&BW, so you could imagine my dance when I saw which one I received!
  • The Dr Scholl's couldn't come at a better time, because I love my recent heels I've bought, but gel inserts definitely help!
  • I'm not a big fan of ChapStick, BUT it never hurts to have an extra one laying around for emergency purposes.
  • I'm travelling a lot this summer, so the Aveeno travel body wash will come in handy, for sure!
  • I'm not really into animal print, but I am going to use the Sally Hansen nail effects for accent nails. Easier cleanup than glitter!
  • The SheerCover concealer is very creamy! I think I'll only use it under my eyes to get the "Kim Kardashian" look because I think it's too light for the blemishes on my face.

Thanks so much Influenster for allowing me to receive these products. Look for reviews of some of these products soon!

Have you tried any of these products? Any product you want to see a review of first? Thanks so much for reading!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Get Ready With Me! ::Eggshell Walking::

Loved this soft, natural look using Wet N Wild's Walking On Eggshells palette. Enjoy =)

Products Used[In Order]:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo "Pomegranate Punk"
  • Wet N Wild palette "Walking On Eggshells [all colors used based on the word printed on them"
  • Wet N Wild I Heart Matte palette "dark matte brown[crease], peach[brow highlight]"
  • Urban Decay Rollergirl palette "Verve[inner corner]"
  • MAC Studio Finish concealer "NW45[clean up]"
  • Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner "Black[eyeliner]"
  • Maybelline Master Drama pencil liner "Midnight Master[waterline]"
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
  • ELF Eyebrow Filler & Lifter pencil "ivory/medium[used medium side]"
  • Wet N Wild blush "Mellow Wine"
  • Revlon Lip Butter "Sugar Plum"

Thanks so much for watching!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Couple FOTDs

Hey Guys!
I've done makeup lately that I've actually liked and actually photographed well!! Score!!

Have you ever done your makeup and it didn't photograph well?! So frustrating!! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Get Ready With Me! ::Tenacious Teal::

I have another GRWM video!! Check it out!

Products Used[In Order]:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo "Tenacious Teal"
  • Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette "Definer[lid]"
  • Wet N Wild I Heart Matte palette "matte dark brown[crease]"
  • Eighteen palette "medium brown[highlight]"
  • Urban Decay Roller Girl palette "Verve[highlight], Suspect[inner corner highlight]"
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner "Extreme Black[eyeliner]"
  • CoverGirl Liquiline Blast eyeliner "Black [waterline]"
  • Maybelline Colossal Volum' mascara "black"
  • ELF Eyebrow Lifter & Filler "Medium side"
  • Milani baked blush "Fantastico Mauve"
  • Wet N Wild MegaLast lipstick "916D"