Saturday, June 30, 2012


This is just a test to see if I'm showing up on the dashboard =)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Great Affordable Neutral Palette

Hey Guys!!
While in the drugstore I picked up a palette that I think will be perfect for your neutral needs!! The palette I speak of is Maybelline's Expert Wear Eyeshadow palette in Sunbaked Neutrals.

This palette contains 8 shadows and has a mixture of matte, shimmer, and metallic shades. It has beautiful greens, golds, & browns.

The matte shadows are the less pigmented of the bunch, but if you use a good base/primer [which you should do always anyway], you'll be fine. The darker brown [bottom left corner] isn't dark enough for me, unfortunately, so I'd have to pack another palette with me if I was taking this with me on a trip. Speaking of taking this on a trip, you can put 3 of these palettes together and make up the size of the NAKED palette. Talk about compact!! You could put this in your purse and use no space in your travel bag! Another plus in my book.

I truly think Maybelline did a great job with this palette. Aside from the less than pigmented matte shades, I'm really happy with it! You can pick up this palette at most drugstores for about $8-$9. So affordable!


Another Close Up Of The Palette

Have you tried this palette out before? What do you think? 
Thanks so much for reading!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A New Addiction

Hey Guys!
Thank you so much for your patience with me while I went through my personal issues, I really appreciate it :)

Firstly, I wanted to announce the winner to previous giveaway:

Congrats Katy!!

I've already contacted Katy and now I'm just waiting for her to message me back!

Okay, on to the reason for this post. My blog sister Reni sent me a care package in the mail because she's such a sweetheart!!!

In that box of goodies shown above, she gave me my very first L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadow!! I know, I know, how did I go this long without ever trying these out? I'm not really sure, but from the very first swatch, I was instantly in love. And now, I'm inclined to go buy all the colors I want [thanks sissy!!! lol]. I don't know what I thought these eye shadows were exactly, but it's nothing like I imagined! I can't wait to use this eye shadow and buy plenty more!!

Infinite Sky
Infinite Sky is a pretty frosty silver blue. I'm not sure what I'd pair it with, but I'm going to figure something out haha! Have any of you tried these? Which are your favorites? I need suggestions!

Thanks So Much For Reading!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Hey guys! 
I wanted to thank everyone for entering my GNO Giveaway a couple of weeks ago. I will be announcing a winner to that soon, but I'm going through some personal issues [along with school & work] so I've been a little preoccupied. I'll be back soon!! Thanks always for reading.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

See What's In My Makeup Bag!

Hey guys!
I recently downsized the items I keep in my makeup bag and I just wanted to share the contents with you!

Thanks so much for reading!

Monday, June 4, 2012

*Pretty Poll*

What’s one product that was hyped up that let you 


The hyped up product that let me down were the 
baked eyeshadow palettes that Wet N Wild came out with 
this past holiday season[Bake Off Contest; Baked, Not Fried; Baking a Cake]. I went as far as having 
someone send them to me! But, I don't use them so much anymore because I think having to wet my brush every time I want pigmented color is ridiculous. There's nothing wrong with the shadows themselves, I guess I just wasn't well read on baked shadows!! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

May Julep Maven Box: Boho Glam

Hey Guys!! I just wanted to show you my May Julep box that arrived a few days ago. I'm so happy Julep now allows you to pick which box you'd like to receive each month instead of getting stuck with colors you've already got in your collection or, worse, some fugly colors! Haha, anyway this month I picked the Boho Glam box because it had a color I'd been wanting for a couple of months!

My Box:

My pretty colors!!!

Robin: Perfect Robin's Egg Blue creme

Daisy: Lemon yellow creme

Julep Daylight Defense Hand & Face Moisturizer and Lip Balm

Pixy Sticks!!! These bring back memories

I couldn't wait to paint my nails with this color!! This sold the box for me.

Julep is a $19.99/mo subscription, you can sign up here. Did you get a julep box this month? Thanks so much for reading!!

Enter my giveaway here!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lip Tint Showdown: Revlon VS Tarte

Hey Guys!! 

I recently spotted one of the most talked about new Revlon lip products since the lip butters! The Just Bitten Kissable balm stain. Now I was super excited to try these because I love their normal lip stains, but I find they dry up too quickly in the tube for my liking so I didn't buy those for a while. I'm going to be showing you swatches of the one I picked up and also comparing it to a similar color from Tarte.

Tarte LipSurgence in Amused & Revlon Balm Stain in Sweetheart

As you can tell, the packaging is pretty similar. The Tarte LipSurgence just has a silver cap and the Balm Stain is silver on the bottom.

They both look the same with the tops off [I've used the Tarte one quite a bit, but it is pointed when you first purchase it]. Both of the lip products are retractable and both have a minty scent. The scent from the Tarte one is more evident right off the bat, I didn't smell the mint the first couple of times I used the Revlon one. Tarte has 0.10oz worth of product and Revlon has 0.095oz so there's not too much of a difference in how much you get in each lip "pencil". The major difference comes when you compare prices, Tarte's LipSurgence is $24 whereas Revlon's Balm Stain is anywhere from $6-8.99. Big Difference!!

Now, how do they compare as far as texture, moisturization, pigmentation, and, of course, the staining!


  • The LipSurgence[LS] definitely slides on the lips smoother than the Balm Stain[BS]. You get a glossier finish quicker with LS which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on what you're looking for. I do think that hinders the LS in a category that we'll talk about in a minute.  The BS is exactly what it's saying to be, it feels like a lip balm going on.
  •  I find the BS to be moisturizing and it sticks to my lips longer than the LS because it's a balm. I reapply the LS more than I apply the BS and I think it's because of how "wet" it is going on my lips and once that "wetness" dries, there's nothing underneath to keep my lips moisturized.
  • Both are very pigmented. Because of LS's slickness, it takes maybe one or two more swipes to build up to its full color. It just depends on the opaqueness you're looking for.

  • This category is the main reason I even thought about purchasing either of these products! I will tell you that they both stain your lips. The BS, though, stains it much quicker than the LS. I think it has to do with the fact of it not being so "wet" and it's actually able to stick to your lips and work it's magic quicker and with less effort. I've had my swatches on my hand for about 5 minutes, I've just wiped them off and the BS is the more prominent. The LS hasn't even left a mark yet. But like I said, the LS does stain, it'll just take a couple more applications and more time.

[T-B] Tarte, Revlon

[L-R] Revlon, Tarte


I love both of these!! I was madly in love with my LS before I came across the BS, but I think I'll be reaching for the BS more. I'll also be picking up more since they're almost 3x cheaper than the LS. I'll advise that if you like the way the LS slides on, you won't like the feel of the BS, but for less than $9USD, I say give them a try anyway. You might find your new love!!

Have you seen these popping up in drugstores around you? Do you plan on trying any? Thanks so much for reading!!

Enter my giveaway here!!!