Monday, August 27, 2012

MUA Cosmetics Haul [+Swatches]!!!!

Hey Guys! 
A couple of weeks back, MUA was having an awesome sale that I could not pass up and I wanted to show you the things I purchased! I ordered 3 palettes, 3 lipsticks, and 4 glitter liners.

Glamour Days

Glamour Nights

Heaven and Earth

Number 15::Juicy

Number 16::Nectar

Number 3::No name given

::CLOCKWISE:: Shade 3 | Shade 9 | Shade 8 | Shade 6

That's all I picked up from them, I'm very happy with it and cannot wait to do FOTDs with the palettes!! Have you tried any of this brand? Let me know what you think.

I'm hosting a giveaway [USA only, sorry] on my YouTube channel. It ends on 8-28-12 at midnight CST so make sure you go check it out!

Thanks so much for reading!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

W*Wednesday:: NYX Full Coverage Concealer in Orange

Hey Guys!

I wanted to start this W*Wednesday off with a little disclaimer. These Wednesdays are strictly reserved for reviews on certain products in my collection that I either love or dislike. A majority of these Wednesdays will be positive reviews simply because I don't like taking the time out to talk bad about a product. I'm not saying that I never will, but I somewhat feel like it's a waste of energy. It may seem like I "love" everything I talk about and that's because I have more motivation to share with you guys the products I love and think you should try out than the ones I think you should never buy. 
I also throw away or return a lot of the products I dislike so that's another reason I'll rarely have negative reviews on my blog. There have been plenty of products I've bought that never grace my blog simply because I don't see the point. I know that negative reviews also help you out as well, so if you would like to see more stuff I dislike, I'll gladly start putting those up a little bit more, just let me know! Alright, now that all of that is out of the way, let's get on with this review!!

Heavy swatch | Blended out

It's a


  • This concealer is extremely creamy!!
  • The blending abilities are endless. 
  • Highlights the under eye incredibly.
  • Great for warm skin tones [like me].
  • Can be built up for more coverage.
  • Counteracts dark circles under the eyes.
  • Only a small amount is needed.
  • Affordable: $4-$7 depending on where you shop.

This is a pretty nice concealer. Because it's super creamy, it tends to crease but using an eyeshadow primer underneath it can take care of that problem. I've been using this for the past couple of weeks and it gives me great coverage and also gives me that "Kim K" highlight under my eyes without looking too crazy. The only thing I wish was different was the packaging. I don't really like pots when dealing with makeup because my nails are long enough for the product to get stuck under my nails and it can get sorta messy!

This concealer also comes in skin tone colors as well as other correcting colors such as green, yellow, and lavender. You can purchase them here or here. [cheapest I've found online]

Have you tried this concealer, what are your thoughts? 
Thanks so much for reading!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Moisturize Your Hair!!

Hey Guys!

Since it gets really hot here in Alabama, retaining moisture in my hair is super critical and somewhat a difficult task. Through research and experience, I've come up with a few tips that'll help you keep your hair moisturized all year round!

  • No product is more important to your hair than water!! Your hair literally drinks it up!
  • One reason your hair becomes dry is because you aren't properly "sealing" it in with oils. My favorite oils to use are Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Coconut Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and Jojoba Oil.
  • Use a moisturizing deep conditioner with heat. If you can't use it with heat, try to at least let the DC stay on for a few hours for optimum results.
  • Do a final rinse with cold water, it's a shock to your senses, but that's what helps close your cuticles and help your hair stay moisturized longer.
  • Sleep with a satin cap/pillowcase! Sleeping on cotton will suck all of the moisture out. No Bueno.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner after you shampoo and before you add any other oils/creams. It's an extra layer of protection.
  • Use the "baggying" method.

I hope these tips helped, Thanks so much for reading!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

TOP 5:: Palettes [4 Drugstore/1 High End]

Hey Guys!
I'm randomly going to be doing a series talking about my "Top 5 favorite [insert product type here]."

Today, It's palettes:

*NOTE* The way I number these palettes are strictly at random, there's no way I could rank them! [Clockwise]

  1. Nicka K Perfect Eighteen Colors: This is my go to palette when I want to do a bright, colorful look [look1 & look2]! I recently bought the second version [see here] and I love it just as much! These palettes are under $5 at your local Beauty Supply Store. [Swatches]
  2. Wet N Wild Vanity 6 Pan*: WnW discontinued their 6-pans and I have no idea why!! This palette is one I use if I'm limited on space and I need a palette that's all in one. This is also easy and a no brainer to grab when I'm in a rush. [Swatches/Look]
  3. Wet N Wild Comfort Zone*: These shadows are soooo buttery, it's unbelievable![look here] Of the permanent 8-pans WnW has, this is the most versatile and definitely my favorite [because I'm a neutral girl]. You can find this for about $4.99 at drugstores and everywhere else WnW is sold! [Swatches]
  4. Urban Decay NAKED: This is a cult favorite but, honestly, there's a good reason! These shadows are super creamy in texture and you have a wide range from light to dark colors. I can't use this palette alone because their matte crease shades are too light for my skin tone. I don't have NAKED2 so I can't really compare the two. You can buy this palette from Ulta, Sephora, and everywhere else Urban Decay is sold for $50[in stores specified]. [Swatches via Temptalia]
  5. Wet N Wild I Heart Matte[LE]*: This was the hardest for me to get my hands on, but I knew I had to get it. At the time this released, I was on the hunt for the perfect matte brown in my crease and once I saw swatches, the hunt began. As you can see, I've hit pan on the matte brown and it's wonderful. The other colors are beautiful as well, they're super easy to blend [as most WnW shadows are] which is very surpring because they're all matte. I hope WnW releases another all matte palette soon!   [Swatches via Nouveau cheap]
[* denotes if I've purchased a backup, a rarity]

Those are my Top 5 Palette, what are yours? Thanks so much for reading!

Friday, August 17, 2012

VIDEO:: MUA Cosmetics Haul & Giveaway!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Random Makeovers

Hey Guys!
My friend Karma has had me do her makeup a couple of times and I just wanted to show you some of my practice looks.
 DISCLAIMER: I am in no way a pro MUA, nor do I claim to be, I just love makeup and I'm learning everyday!! Most of these pictures were taken with my phone but I tried to capture the colors to the best of my abilities!!!

If you want to know what a certain color is in the photo, don't hesitate to ask! Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Comment Box Not Showing Up?

Hey Guys!

There have been some people telling me that there was no way to comment on my posts. Thank you so much for that!! The only solution I came up with is that you click on the individual post you want to comment on, and the comment box will be below. I know it's extra work, and I'm sorry, but it's the only solution I have right now. Thanks so much!!!

W*Wednesday:: NYC Big Bold Mascara

Hey Guys!
Time to review another product =)

Wand in comparision to Maybelline MegaPlush

It's a


  •  My lashes actually double in size [the claim is 15x more volume].
  • The big brush makes it easy to get to all of my lashes.
  • It's buildable for more coverage and volume.
  • It's a drugstore product that retails for about $5.
  • It's a close contender to my HG drugstore mascara [Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express].
  • It doesn't flake.
  • It doesn't leave my lashes feeling really stiff.
  • I don't need more than two coats to get my lashes looking like I want them to.

I love this mascara so much! The only CON I have to say is that it's not waterproof. For some people, that's not a bad thing and I personally don't mind. I just wanted to let those avid waterproof mascara ladies know that tidbit! Other than that, I'm sold and it gets tens across the board!

What Do You Think?  Thanks so much for reading!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FOTD: Mermaid Tears

Hey Guys!
I wanted to revisit the Wet N Wild Blue Had Me At Hello palette. The last look I did wasn't satisfactory in my opinion.

YUCK. Ignore my nose pores. Bleh

Cheeks: MUFE #18
Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Rendezvous

Thanks so much for reading!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

*Pretty Poll*

When you are purchasing makeup, are there certain products you'll pay more for?

I know that I usually buy somewhat more expensive face products [primer, foundation, concealer, & powder]. Those are important to me!

What about you?

August Curlkit!

Hey Guys! 
I got my August CurlKit in the mail a few days ago and I wanted to show you the products!
Curlkit is a monthly subscription box that sends out products perfect for kinky, coily, and/or curly haired girls!! 

Here's this month's box [Island Splash Edition]:

  • Nourishea: Mango Conditioner
  • Alikay Naturals/Black Onyx: Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Hair Mask
  • Amazing Botanicals: Hibiscus Gel
  • WonderCurl: Mango Colada Polishing Pomade
  • African Pride Shea Butter Miracle: Silky Hair Moisturizer
  • L.A.C.E. Naturals: Mas Humedad Cream
  • 4Naturals: Spring Back Curling Custard [2]
  • Jamaican Mango & Lime: Coiling Creme Pudding [2]
  • Nice & Curly: Same Day Repair

I am super pleased with this box!! I've already used the moisturizer and pomade, so look for a first impressions video on those soon! They're signing up for their September box now!!! Go to to purchase yours, it's only $20!!

What do you think of this box? Is there anything specific you'd like a review on? Thanks so much for reading!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

FOTD: I Wanna See Your Peacock!

Hey Guys!
Haha Did anyone catch the Katy Perry [love, love, love, love her!!] reference in the title?! That's one of my favorite songs by her, If you haven't heard it click here!! I love the play on words :)

Anyways!! On to the look: 

On my eyes, I'm using the Absolute! palette I showed in my ATL Haul post. I'm also wearing the Milani blush from that post. On my lips, I'm wearing Sinful Color's Gloss in Hot to Trot. I really love how this look came out!!

Thanks so much for reading!

Another Awesome Sale! It's Inglot's Birthday!!

Use Code BIRTHDAY on their site for 20% Off!!

It ends August 20th!! 

Get to shopping!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

ATTENTION!!! Urban Decay On Hautelook Friday!!

The beloved brand Urban Decay will be on Hautelook tomorrow morning at 8am PST!!! Don't miss it!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Atlanta Haul!!!

Hey Guys!
My boyfriend and I went to Atlanta for the day to spend some time at Six Flags. While there, I had to stop by the awesome Beauty Supply Store I'd been hearing so many people in that area talk about. I didn't get as much as I would've liked, but I shall be back :)

Eye Products:

Absolute! Palette in Paparazzi [like this one] | NYX Eyeshadow Base in White 

[Clockwise] #46 | #140 |  #61 | #16 | #g28 | #48 

Face Products:

Milani Mosaic Blush in Honey Kissed | NYX Concealer in Orange

Lip Products:

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Pink Topaz | NYX Girl's Gloss in Red Tint


Blush colors swatched individually

Blush swatched heavily on [L] & blended out on the [R]

The lip products were a bust!! :( That lipstick is not the one I wanted! It was in the Magenta Madness slot and I was so happy to be in "beautyland" I didn't check the sticker!! Dumb Ashley. Also, that NYX gloss is super sheer and is not the color in the tube, sadly. Other than that, I'm super excited about my haul! Be on the look out for a look I've done with that palette. If you was a separate swatch post, let me know!!

Thanks so much for reading!!!