Sunday, May 29, 2011

Video for Surf Baby & Mini Birthday Haul

Saturday, May 28, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Haul!

 My Paradise Cheek Powder
My camera does this no justice, but it is a gorgeous orange blush with a gold overspray. The gold is much more thick than others in the past.

 Sun Blonde Eye Shadow

 Swell Baby Eye Shadow

Swell Baby is more pigmented than it appears in this picture. Both shadows are wonderful colors. Grays & yellows are probably my favorite eye shadow colors so I had to get these. They were definite gaps in my collection.

 Surf the Ocean Crushed Metal Pigment Stack
I fell so deep in love with these immediately! I will never pass on a crushed metal pigment stack again! They are so amazingly pigmented and smooth! They all have an awesome shimmer to them. I was so impressed with these ones that I went back the next day and bought the other pigment stack.

 Summer Stash Crushed Metal Pigment Stack
These more neutral colors are going to come in handy on a more every day basis. They are just so pretty! They swatch so well that it almost made my mouth water. hahaha

 Blue Noon Powerpoint Pencil
This is my first Powerpoint pencil. It's very smooth and such a nice color. It's great on the lower lash line.

 Good Lovin' Lipglass
This is a great everyday lip gloss. It would go great over any color. There are very fine shimmers in it that you can see in the right light.

 Hibiscus Lipstick

I love this color! I have a few colors similar to this, but nothing that's exactly the same. Cremesheens are probably my favorite lipsticks by MAC. This color is like Vegas Volt and Toxic Tale had a baby.

Overall, I loved the pigment stacks the most. If you pick up anything from this collection I would recommend the Surf the Ocean pigment stack and the Hibiscus lipstick.

The most amazing brush ever!

The Sephora Professional Airbrush is the best thing that ever happened to liquid foundation! This is another product that the lady at Sephora used on me. It is by far the softest brush I have ever felt. Every time I use it it gives the most flawless finish. I always used a sponge before this brush. There's no way I'm going back now!

Aloha Pink Body Mist in Vibrant & Beachy

This is the most amazing stuff! I have the body scrub and now the lotion. It's so comforting. If you love coconut then this would be perfect for you. The smell stays on my skin and makes happy every time I smell it.

O-Gloss Gold!

The lady that did my makeup at Sephora for my birthday put this on me and I LOVED it! I've never used the regular O-Gloss and I had never heard of O-Gloss Gold. This stuff is amazing though. It give your lips just the prettiest gold sheen. It's not sticky at all and doesn't have an obnoxious taste or smell. This was the perfect lip gloss to tie my look together. It's definitely worth a try!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Golden Birthday Nails!

I used 2 coats of OPI Glitzerland and 1 coat of Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain Dear. They were sparkley beyond belief and exactly what I was looking for.

My Golden Birthday!

So May 20th was my golden birthday! I had an awesome weekend filled with fun, friends, and good food! Thursday my family & I went to Benihana. Friday I had friends over at my house. And Saturday, I went out to eat at Crave restaurant with a bunch of my girlfriends. I got my hair done by my best friend and my makeup done at Sephora (for the V.I.B. event). I also got some goodies at Sephora (I'll post pics in other posts).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nicki Minaj Super Bass Makeup Tutorial

I recently did a look from Nicki Minaj's Super Bass video. I always love her makeup!
The products that I used were:
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
-MAC Hush Eyeshadow (Highlight)
-MAC Going Bananas Eyeshadow (Lid)
-Too Faced Velvet Revolver Eyeshadow (Crease)
-Black Liquid Liner
-Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion in Black
-Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
-Too Faced Candlelight Highlight Powder
-MAC Pink Friday! Lipstick
-Philosophy Candy Cane Lipgloss

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MAC Extra Charged Big Bounce Shadow

I've heard pretty much only negative things about this product, but I wanted to try it any way. I love the color. It goes on pretty sheer, but it can be built up. It takes a little while to dry, but not too long. I can't wait to use this under a color like MAC's Humid. I wouldn't use this by itself because it is very sheer and kind of looks weird alone. So pretty much this will be a base for me. My overall impression is that it shouldn't be called a shadow, but maybe like a paint.

MAC Ever Hip

I am SO in love with this color! Ever Hip is pink leaning toward coral. This came out with the Fashion Flower collection. It's a cremesheen finnish.  The only word that I can think of to describe the feel of it is luscious. This color is for me a "my lips but better" kind of color. It just makes my lips brighter and stand out more. I'm glad that I got my hands on it.

MAC Vegas Volt

Vegas Volt is an orangey-coral lipstick. It is an amplified creme finnish. It goes on very smooth and creamy. This is a great lipstick for Spring/Summer. Especially since coral and orange lipstick are a trend this Spring. I love this color. It's just so vibrant!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trip to MAC

I got Ever Hip lipstick from the new collection. I also picked up a Big Bounce shadow in Extra Charged (even though I've heard negative things about these). I just wanted to try one. I picked a green one because I have green eyes and I thought it would be a pretty base. I also picked up the Select Cover Up because I've been looking for a concealer that I'll actually like. I haven't ever had one that was really what I wanted. I'm shade NW15. Swatches coming soon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shiny Dancer + Fault Line

Shiny Dancer is an OPI for Sephora polish. It's a dark shimmery gun metal color. It looks a little blue in my picture, but if anything it is more dark grey. The China Glaze Fault Line polish didn't crackle as much as I would have liked it too, but I probably applied it too thick. Overall I really liked the look, but I would have wanted more of the Shiny Dancer to show through. I felt so bad ass with just that color on lol, but the Fault Line brightens it up.

Misa + Crackle

The base color is Misa's Genie in this Bottle. It's a grey with pink iridescence. It's such a nice color with a great formula. This really makes me want to buy more Misa polishes. The crackle color is China Glaze Cracked Concrete. I really like this dark grey crackle. Some of the crackle colors being released I just couldn't see myself using, but this one is really nice. I got the Misa polish from for about $3.00. Shipping was a little expensive, but if you get enough polish, it's worth it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Watermelon Nails!

Pink- Zoya Lolly
Green- Zoya Mitzi
Seeds- Black Sharpie

Sometimes you're in a pinch and don't have black nail polish so you have to use black sharpie! hahaha I'm not very good at working with matte nail polishes yet, but I'm gonna keep trying. It's just hard for me to get them to not be sorta clumpy. And they dry fast in my opinion. But I ended up loving this anyway. (Although the sharpie wore off slowly.)

My Easter Nails

I absolutely loved this mani!
Thumb- OPI Rupple's Wiggin
Pointer- Zoya Caitlin
Middle- OPI What's with the Cattitude
Ring- China Glaze For Audrey
Pinky- Gargantuan Green Grape
I used Sinful Colors Bad Chick Nail Art Polish and Essie Kisses & Bisses as a top coat. I used at least 2 coats for the base colors. I needed 3 coats for the OPI colors.

OPI DS Coronation

I really love this color! It's my first holo polish that I've tried. My iPhone doesn't do it justice, but it has an AMAZING holo effect. I've seen the OPI DS polishes at Ultas around my area, but I had never seen Coronation at any. So I had to snap it up when I stumbled upon it. Even though it was $12.50, it was still worth it to me. I used about 4 coats to get the opacity that I wanted. I would definitely recommend buying this if you can find it.

First Post!

Yay! So basically I'm starting this blog to show and review any beauty related products that I have "in my vanity". I love makeup, nail polish, and everything girly. I'm new to this beauty blogging thing, so if there are any requests or suggestions I will gladly take them. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy!