Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Project 10 Pan.. lets do it!


Its about time.. I've been slowly collecting makeup and beauty products over time without finishing (or even using regularly!) the things I already have! I've decided to try this and see if I can get rid of some of these things I just have sitting around!

This might be quite the wall of text - be warned!
If you want more information about any of these products, let me know!
Click the photos to enlarge.

1. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave In Conditioning Cream
75% Left

I've had this for awhile, and there are plenty of reasons I haven't finished it. I found that it kind of weighed my (very thin) hair down and it would still be frizzy. However, I used to always slather my scalp with conditioners and I really shouldn't. I've also found a new product that I prefer over this one. I'll give it another go - this time concentrating on my ends instead of my scalp!

2. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
90% Left

This is not the normal size for the product - this is a sample bottle I received in one of those monthly goody boxes. I LOVE the smell - it reminds me of summer and the beach. However, I didn't really find a way for it to be useful for me. I'm going to use it in curls, and try it again.

3. E.L.F. Eyelid Primer #7501 Sheer
75% Left

As a lid primer, this.. is not good. I have dry skin and it just felt slippery and didn't really do anything for enhancing or prolonging my eyeshadow. However, I read that it was decent for use as an eyelash primer, and it actually is! I just always forget to use it.

4. The Body Shop Moisture Foundation SPF 15 Shade 3
25% Left

I used to work for The Body Shop, so I wore their makeup a lot. This foundation is nice but I started using a different one with heavier coverage. With so little left, I need to just finish it. Lighter coverage is better for the summer, anyway.

5. The Body Shop Loose Face Powder (Translucent) Shade #2
10% Left

This is my favorite face powder I have ever tried, but I've been using a more affordable one that I can feel less guilty about using a lot of. I'm so close to finishing it, but I just haven't! I will buy it again once I feel more comfortable dishing out the cash for it. It isn't THAT much ($16.50, and its often on sale) but I think I paid $3 full price for the one I'm using now. Also, its translucent, so I don't know why it has different shades..

6. Milani Shadow Eyez #01 Winter White
50% Left

I use this as a shadow base. I liked it enough until I tried the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and I will never turn back. It works, but it is basically the same price as Milk and its half the quality. I'm tired of seeing this around. Lets use it up.

7. Ulta Ultimate Brows Shade & Shaper Pencil - Warm Brown
75% Left

I purchased this on a whim when I was getting into makeup but I'm not crazy about it. I prefer powders for filling my brows, as mine are thin and they can look really fake really fast. 

8. N.Y.C. Cheek Glow 655B Central Park Pink
90% Left

This is a nice color for paler skin like mine, but I just never pick it up for some reason. Its getting kind of old - it needs to go.

9. Love & Toast Crush Rush Lip Glaze #60
90% Left

I received this for Christmas last year and it smells like fruit punch! However, I tend to wear one extreme - either lipstick, or just chapstick - so I never use it. It'll be great for the summer, so I'm going to use it finally.

10. Ulta Lipstick "Parisian Pout"

Pretty red that looks nice for everyday, but I loooooove my MAC Midimauve so I never use this one. My boyfriend says Midimauve is too dark (it isn't!!) so he'll be pleased to see me in this instead (for awhile..)


Wish me luck, and thanks for reading!

Monday, June 24, 2013

NYC #145 Rock the Party! Interesting color..


I recently picked up a new polish at Target (its so hard not to look!) and wanted to show you - NYC #145 Rock the Party!

It is an interesting polish, for sure. It is SUPER translucent - I don't think you'd be able to build a full coverage of it by itself even after layers and layers of it. In the bottle it shines in dark purples and greens, and in my opinion it has a sort of pearly finish.

I decided to try it over one coat of NYC #264 Lincoln Square Lavender. Here it is by itself...

I absolutely LOVE this color! It is a tad bit more purple in person. It reminds me of Essie's Splash of Grenadine from their 2010 collection (which I have). Maybe I'll compare the two sometime for you guys.

I topped it off with NYC Grand Central Station as a top coat (NYC day, anyone?) With only one coat of Rock the Party, it appears much more purple but with two it is much easier to see the different shades in the polish. I want to try this another time over a green or blue color.

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Creeper nails

I haven't blogged on here.. in so. long.

I am such an on and off person with stuff like this.. but I'd love to change that.

Lets get straight to the point, shall we?

I decided the other day to do creeper nails. If you don't play Minecraft, here is a couple reference pictures for you:

This bad boy likes to sneak up behind you in game and blow up! Certainly not fun. But makes for an interesting idea for nail art, I suppose.
I didn't have proper tools handy, unfortunately, so the black part of the nail is done with a toothpick. Not bad, considering.

I can't decide what I should do next. I've been stuck and just painting my nails plain colors (not that that is a BAD thing.. but I love my nail art). Hopefully I'll figure it out soon.

Until next time..


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