EMPTIES #1

Hello Everyone!

This is my first empties post! I don’t tend to finish many products quickly, and I have been saving some of my trash for a while now. If you have never seen or heard of an empties review, it’s when products that have been completely finished by the user are reviewed. I always love reading these, and I was excited when I realized that I finally had enough items for a good sized post! Let’s get to it!

The titles of the product = direct links to that item.

MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Graphblack 

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This is actually a repurchased product. I used this eyeliner in high school as well. I flew through my first one, but I stopped lining my water line (and mainly use liquid eyeliner). This second one has lasted me a few years, but I still love it. I don’t experience transferring or smudging, and I don’t have to deal with sharpening my eyeliner all of the time. This was the first higher end eyeliner that I purchased, and I never saw the need to try something different. I loved being able to throw this in my purse for touch ups when I was only using liquid liner. The only reason I needed touch ups is because my eyes water like crazy by the way! This pencil retails for $16 USD, and I would definitely repurchase. I would probably buy whatever brown shade this is because I already have two black pencils at the moment.  I believe this eyeliner is part of the “Back 2 MAC” program, so I will definitely be saving it for a lipstick swap when I have 6 empty qualified products saved up!

L’OCCITANE Cooling Hand Gel Cream

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I linked the travel size, but this I used the sample size. I used this as a hand cream while in the car for my long drive to Seattle (from Orange County). I like that it was cooling, especially because it was hot outside. My complaint: the consistency is so thin! I felt the need to reapply so frequently that this sample definitely did not last as long as it should have. It had a nice, fresh lemon scent though. I have really dry skin, and this just was not enough for me. The travel size retails for $12 USD for only 1oz! Would I repurchase? Most definitely not. This was a gift, and I did enjoy using it. But that being said, I don’t like having to reapply a hand cream every single hour. I prefer a thick consistency!

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

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Oh LUSH. I do really like many of their products, and Ocean Salt was not an exception. The lime and coconut scent was amazing, and my skin always felt so smooth afterwards. I do prefer this as a body scrub because I feel like the salt is too abrasive for my face. Lately I have been using body scrubs from The Body Shop, and I have been preferring those over Ocean Salt. I do really like this scrub though. It retails for $21.95 USD for 4.2oz. Would I repurchase? Maybe someday. I just like The Body Shop scrubs more because they feel more moisturizing than this scrub does. Whatever you do, do NOT use the scrub AFTER shaving your legs. This is a VODKA-BASED scrub and it WILL burn. I made the mistake once, never again. I like that the salt melts down as your scrub yourself, and it does do a great job os stripping off the top layer of dead skin.

Dearderm Milk Vitality Ample Mask

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This mask was given to me by my friend Chris. I believe he bought it from the Japanese market in the area called Mitsuwa Marketplace. On Amazon the mask is about $6 for one + shipping, but you can purchase 12 for ~$20+shipping. I believe they are only $2-3 at Mitsuwa, but don’t quote me on that. These masks are always hilarious to me. It is a mask that has a cotton sheet drenched in the product that you put on your face for 20 minutes. People always look like a wet mummy with them on. It claims to help skin vitality, moisturize, tighten pores, and improve your skin’s elasticity. Does it help with those things? Not really. I’d say it did help moisturize, but my pores did not look any difference. I didn’t really feel like my skin was glowing afterwards either. It was a nice little moisture pick me up for my face, and it felt nice and cooling when I put it on. Would I repurchase? No. I liked using it, but non of the masks that I have used in this style have really done it for me! It also claims to be a milk mask, but it doesn’t have lactic acid! Lactic acid is an AHA exfoliant, which is great for daily use. I’ll stick to my St. Ives AHA pads.

Dove Go Fresh and Go Sleeveless Deodorant 

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I linked to the Go Sleeveless because I did prefer that deodorant to the Go Fresh. I purchased the Dove Go Fresh plum and sakura blossom scent twice before trying the Go Sleeveless soothing chamomile. I have a problem with a lot of deodorant scents making me nauseated, and I didn’t have a problem with these two. I liked the plum for a while, but I wanted something with a more mild scent. I do like both of these, but I have started using a different Dove deodorant that I do like more now. If you like a ibt of a stronger, more sweet/floral scent, then I would recommend the plum and sakura blossom. If you like something that it more mild then go for the soothing chamomile. The Go Sleeveless didn’t really make a difference in the appearance of my underarms like it claims, but I just wanted something that would keep me smelling nice and fresh! I would say that my underarms did feel a bit more moisturized as compared to the go fresh, but it wasn’t that noticeable. I bought these for around $3 at Target, and I may repurchase the go sleeveless someday, but I have been enjoying the new Dove deo that I have been using more recently.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

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I bought this before I got a pixie cut when my hair was really fried in some parts. Now, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and get that fried hair cut off. I was trying to rescue it, but I was at the point of no return. However, I did continue to use this in leu of a regular conditioner, and it is great for that. I have short hair, and it lasted me almost a year. I purchased it for about $5 USD at my local Target. Would I repurchase? Yeah! This is a great conditioner. My hair always felt very full and soft after using it (about 2-3x/week). I bought a different brand (Aussie) because I was choosing between the two when I bought it, and I still wanted to try the Aussie. I will be going back to the Neutrogena once I finish the Aussie. This one doesn’t leave a strong lingering perfume smell like the Aussie one does, and I prefer the screw top to a squeeze bottle. I have only used the Aussie brand deep conditioner once now, so it really is too early to judge. I do really like this, and I would recommend it. I do still deep condition with coconut oil as well.

 

Have you used any of these products How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina

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REVIEW: URBAN DECAY PULP FICTION PALETTE & MRS. MIA WALLACE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK

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Hello Everyone!

This is literally a dream come true. My favorite director is Quentin Tarantino, for those of you who do not know that already. Pulp Fiction is a great movie. If you haven’t seen it, what are you doing with your life?? It is on Netflix by the way (along with Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Jackie Brown, and Reservoir Dogs).

When I saw that Urban Decay was releasing a Pulp Fiction collection in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the film, well, I was all over it!! I was only able to get two items (thanks Todd!), but I am so happy with them. The only other thing I would purchase from the collection would be the nail polish.

Let’s get to it!

Pulp Fiction Palette

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From left to right: FURIOUS, RIGHTEOUS, TYRANNY, VENGEANCE, ANGER

I love that all of the shadows are words from Jules’ quote from the bible; he is one bad mother fucker!

I would say this, if you have the Naked Basics (and you don’t care for Pulp Fiction) then you can skip out on this one. I had the chance to pick up the Naked basics earlier this year, and I am so happy that I did. Honestly, I would buy this palette even if I had the basics. It is just something that I really needed to have.

Let’s talk about the shades: (In order of my swatches)

  • Furious: is described as a “white satin”. It is a stark white shade with micro-glitter. It makes a perfect highlight shade.
  • Righteous: is described as a “light cream matte”. This one is probably the most chalky of the five, but it blends well. This matte vanilla cream color (slightly yellow toned) makes a perfect base.
  • Tyranny: is described as a “warm brown matte”. This color looks just like a very milky chocolate (orange-toned brown). It is the perfect brown for the crease! I was nervous because of how warm this brown is (I am very cool-toned), but I really like it.
  • Vengeance: is described as a “deep taupe-brown matte-satin”. The taupe in the brown makes this a nice, dark neutral brown. I think matte-satin is a good term for this because it looks matte from far away, but you can see a satin depth to it when you look closely. Great for the outer corner!
  • Anger: is described as a “black satin with slight tonal sparkle”. This black is definitely not the blackest black, but it is a nice dark black shade. It has largest chunks of glitter compared to the other shades, but that being said, the glitter is still slight and very small.

All of the shades have great pigmentation and are “buttery” smooth. I think this is a wonderful neutral palette.

The packaging is made of cardboard, but it is very sturdy. The mirror is a nice size, and the brush is a nice added touch. The packaging style can be related to the Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, as they both have the magnetic cardboard casing. The Too Face palette comes with “get the look” and the palette does have a pocket for them. The Pulp Fiction palette came with a get the look card as well, but no pocket. I don’t mind because I only used the card’s direction for reviewing purposes and will not be using it again. I will keep it in the packaging that the palette came in though.

This palette along with all of the Pulp Fiction collection is limited edition, so get it while you still can! The palette runs for $34 USD, a little more pricey compared to the Naked Basics at $28 USD for six shades instead of five (no brush).

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Here is the “get the look” for Mrs. Mia Wallace. I didn’t feel like wearing mascara today, but I followed the card that came with the palette for my eyeshadow. I tend to not care for the directions that come with eyeshadow, but this one is definitely not bad. I think some extra blending would really make this look more “Mia”, but I am excited to make my own neutral looks with it. I definitely feel awesome wearing this shadow. It is nice to have a strictly almost matte neutral palette, which is great for daily use.

 

Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

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This lipstick is described as “deep blood-red” shade. I completely have to agree. This lipstick is so pigmented and creamy. It is a nice finish which gives a slight shine. I have been wearing it for hours with zero fade and it is definitely not drying. I am a red lipstick fanatic, and I am glad to have this one. As you can see from the photo I put above of Mia, he lipstick does seem a bit darker than this one. It would have been nice to have an even darker blood red, like more of an oxidized blood. BUT I am super happy with this shade still. It is beautiful.

This lipstick runs for $22 USD, the same price as the other Revolution Lipsticks, but the packaging is a gunmetal black instead of the standard silvery gray.

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Here is a full photo. The only other product on my face besides what I just reviewed are my brows. I definitely feel fabulous. I’m ready to overdose on some cocaine! (Just kidding)

What do you think of the new collection?

Tina

(I am not affiliated with Urban Decay)

REVIEW: theBalm MARY-LOU MANIZER

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while. If you were wondering, I was on vacation!! Todd and I just got back from a lovely trip to Seattle. We ate a lot, drank more than our weight in coffee, and got to see a bunch of friends (old and new!). I wouldn’t have been able to post, even if I wanted to! I barely had time to sleep, we were so busy. It was awesome.

Now that we are back to reality, I thought it was time to hop back on the beauty bandwagon! Todd just got promoted at work, and I am so proud of him. Me? Well, I am just here for you guys. (:

I thought that I would just pop in with a quick review today. I will start working on some tutorials now that I am back, but I just wasn’t feeling up to it today! I am still trying to unpack and get settled back in.

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Oh Mary-Lou. Mary-Lou, I love you. This lovely gift from BronzeandBlush has already became a summer favorite of mine. I received it in the mail the day before we left, and I have used it almost everyday since! I love using it as an eyeshadow and a highlighter. The golden champagne color is perfect for summer, and I feel like a goddess with it on.

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I was a little skeptical at first, because I am so pale. I was very pleasantly surprised though. I think that this is really a universal highlight, especially for summer. I think this would be great if you are looking for a nice glow on your cheeks in the winter too actually.

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Swatchy-swatch. This is not a highlight that has huge chunk of glitter. It is more of a honey colored shimmery sheen on the skin. If you are only into matte products, this product is definitely not for you. I find myself going without an eyeshadow primer when I swipe this on my eyes really quick. I am in love, there’s not much else to say!!

Mary-Lou retails for $24 USD, and you receive 0.3oz. That is a lovely $80/oz. I know that sounds crazy, but this stuff is so pigmented, it will last forever.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Shimmery (no huge chunks of glitter here!)
  • Perfect for a luminous glow
  • Eyeshadow AND highlight in one
  • Long wear time
  • Mirror in compact (yiss)
  • Cute packaging

Cons:

  • Seems fragile
  • Transfers on my hooded lids if I packed it on too much (a little goes a long way)

Blushing Daisy Score: 10/10!!

It was user error with the transferring. I really love this highlighter/eyeshadow. I am so grateful that my dear friend gifted it to me! (: Thanks girl!

What products from theBalm do you think are theBomb?

xoxo
Tina

Bonus: Gorgeous latte from Victrola in downtown Seattle!
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HAUL: FROM MY LOVELY MAKEUP PENPAL

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So, I made a friend that lives across the country from me. We both share the love for makeup, and I absolutely adore her! Recently she suggested to send a spare product to me, and I got really excited. I was planning on asking for her address around Christmas time so that I could send her something special, but instead, we totally became makeup penpals. Our skin (and taste in lip products) are on opposite ends of the spectrum, so we both have ended up with products that we just don’t or won’t use (or have extra of).

I am leaving for Washington State tomorrow for a little over a week (expect a lack of posts, I’m sorry!), but her package to me came a day early! It was supposed to arrive right after Todd and I hit the road. It was definitely a pleasant surprise!

If you don’t follow Bronze and Blush already, then give it a go right now! She posts pretty much daily, and I love reading every one of them! My little care package will make it out to her once I make it back from Washington :).

She packed it all in one of her ipsy bags, and I am really excited because I needed a small bag for my purse!

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Well, isn’t this photo wonderfully out of focus? I took a break from packing to post, so sorry for the lack of photos! I will review all of these products (along with many others I have recently started using) soon!

  • Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base

This little sample is just SO CUTE! I am about to go to Etude’s website and die       from a cuteness overload. The packaging says that it’s a “light and fluffy” moisturizing makeup base with SPF 25. I’m excited to try it!

  • Chella Hello Beautiful Eyes Indigo Blue Eyeliner Pen

I think she got this in an ipsy bag, but I’m not completely sure. Colored eyeliner is right up my alley, and I don’t have a darker, indigo blue. I think this will be great for daily use! I love my stila felt tip eyeliner, so if this one doesn’t smudge, I’ll love it too!

  • Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

This concealer leaned a bit too yellow for me, but I decided to try it anyway. I ended up layering my current concealer over it, and I was impressed! Yay!

  • Milani Lipliner in Cherry Pie

I must confess, this is my first Milani product. I really want to pick up some baked blushes sooner or later. I already own two red lipliners, but I think that you can never own too many red lip products! I am excited to try this.

  • Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Electric Orange

I am the bright lip queen! I have been itching for an orange lipstick, and this lovely lady answered my prayers. I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells nice. My first red lipstick was from Maybelline, and I liked it!

  • Clinique Different Lipstick in A Different Grape

I actually already own this exact lipstick LOL! I will be gifting this one to my mom because I know that she’ll like the shade as much as I do. It’s a nice deep purple. Toni thought I would like this, and I do haha!

  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

So, this was the product that she had a spare of. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, IT’S ALREADY ALL OVER MY FACE!!! This is a great highlighter and eyeshadow. It’s gold tinted, perfect for summer, It is my first product from theBalm, and it will definitely not be the last.

Thank you so much Bronze and Blush! I am so excited to use everything you sent!

xoxo
Tina

REVIEW: MAC LIQUIDLAST LINER

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Why hello everyone!

It has definitely been a while. I have been so busy, and I wanted to pop in and say hello! What better way than a review?

It has been very difficult to pry the stila Stay All Day liquid liner pen from my hands, and I haven’t wanted to try another liner since. I received this MAC Liquidlast Liner as a gift, and I have never tried a liquid eyeliner from MAC before.

LET ME WARN YOU NOW, if you are not keen to brush applicators, this product is NOT for you. The first time that I ever used a liquid eyeliner, it had a brush applicator. It was an absolute disaster!! I avoided them since, but that was about 8-9 years ago (wow, time flies!). When I opened this liner it felt like the ultimate test. It definitely gets easier with practice. I have been wearing winged-style eyeliner since the beginning of high school, so I have had my fair amount of practice.

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This eyeliner has great pigmentation, and it definitely lasts. I never experience flaking or smudging, with or without primer.

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I can get nice, clean wings with ease. The brush isn’t too long or flimsy. I’d say that it is a better brush applicator if you are just starting out with a brush style.

This eyeliner runs for $19.50, and you receive 0.084 fl oz. That is a whopping ~$232.14/fl oz! Oh my MAC! It is pigmented, and a little goes a long way.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Long wear time
  • Stiff brush compared to others
  • Qualifies for Back 2 MAC program
  • Doesn’t irritate my eyes

Cons:

  • Brush applicator (if that’s not your thing)
  • Can be a little difficult to remove
  • Expensive for some (I think it’s priced just fine)
  • It gets on my eyelashes while applying

Blushing Daisy Score: 9/10

I knocked a point because I don’t like when liquid eyeliner gets all over my lashes during application. I prefer the stila pen for that sole reason. I do really like this liner. A lot of drugstore liquid eyeliners irritate my eyes, and this eyeliner does no such thing. I don’t mind it being a tad more difficult to remove because that ensures that the wear time is fabulous. I love that it qualifies for the Back 2 MAC program; I can save the empty tube, along with five other qualified products, for a new lipstick! I think it’s good to have different types of eyeliner in your arsenal. I am definitely happy to have this one be a part of  mine.

What is your favorite liquid eyeliner?

xoxo
Tina

REVIEW: MY TOP 3 MAC LIPSTICKS FOR SUMMER

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to be reviewing my top three choices of MAC lipsticks for the summer season! I love bright colors, and all of these lipsticks are really fun.

I did make a video, yay! You can check it out here:

MAC Candy Yum-Yum (Matte)

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Candy Yum-Yum is a BRIGHT cool-toned pink. I think it looks awesome on many skin-tones (I am MAC NW-13). You really need to exfoliate your lips before using this lipstick, as you should with any lipstick to be honest. This matte formula will extenuate the dry skin on your lips if you don’t. With exfoliation, this formula looks great! It’s highly pigmented, and it lasts 6+ hours on me. It even gave me the pleasure of fading evenly after I ate three tacos! 😀

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MAC Vegas Volt (Amplified)

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Vegas Volt is a bright coral that leans more pink than red. This one, to me, is a chameleon; it looks different on everyone! I looked at many photos of this shade before I purchased, and I really do think that it caters to almost any skin tone. I was easily frustrated with this lipstick at first, but I think that I finally figured it out. Honestly, I figured it out right before taking these photos, ha! DEFINITELY exfoliate before wearing this one, and do not leave any balms on your lips before applying. I always applied this lipstick with very minimal lip balm residue, and it was always a patchy application! I applied Vegas Volt today with absolutely nothing on my lips, and voila! It went on evenly. Also, this lipstick tends to settle into the fine lines on my lips. It bothers me, but not enough to stop wearing it. The color payoff is worth the line “settlage” in my opinion! This will last about 6 hours on me, but it doesn’t fade as evenly when eating as Candy Yum-Yum.

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MAC Impassioned (Amplified)

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Impassioned is a bright fuschia-pink. The formula of Impassioned is the best formula from MAC that I have ever used EVER! I didn’t exfoliate before putting, and I could probably apply it without looking in a mirror. It just glides on so evenly! It lasted 6+ hours on me as well, and faded evenly. This shade is probably the most muted of the three, but it is still bright. I think out of all three, Impassioned caters to pretty much any skin tone. I really feel like this is a universally flattering shade!

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Blushing Daisy Scores:

  • Candy Yum-Yum: 10/10

  • Vegas Volt: 8/10

  • Impassioned: 10/10

What are your go-to summer shades?

xoxo
Tina

QUICK PICTORIAL: WINGED EYELINER FOR HOODED EYES

Hello Everyone!

I was attempting to film my everyday makeup routine today, but my camera decided to bug out on me right when I got to doing my eyeliner. I was bummed, but I decided to scratch the video and just do a quick pictorial on how I do my winged eyeliner! I used the Stila Stay All Day liquid liner pen today.

Hopefully I will have my next video up fairly quickly. It looks like I need to clear up some memory on my card before I try to make such a large video!

I promise, I will film an in depth winged eyeliner tutorial as my next video! Onto the pictorial!

Step 1:

 

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First things first, with your eyeliner, line your lash line. I find it easiest to start in the middle, then move outward. I then go back to the middle and line inward. You want your line to gradually increase in thickness as you move outward.

Step 2:

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Next, you need to relax your face and look completely straight into the mirror. You want to draw (with a light hand) the bottom part of your wing. You want it to be proportional to the very tail end of your eyebrow. Since my eyes are hooded, I draw the line with a relaxed face because if you pull your skin taught, it will look wonky when your eye is in it’s normal resting position.

Step 3:

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Now, you want to draw the upper half of your wing and connect it to the outer corner of your eyeliner that was previously drawn. You want your wing to be sharp, like a dagger. You want people to fear you because of how intimidating those wings are!

Step 4:

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This step may be the easiest of them all. Just fill in that empty space between the top part of the wing and the lower part. Now, if you are happy with the thickness, you may leave your wing the way it is and skip step 5 and move onto step 6. If you are fierce, like a lion, you may proceed.

Step 5:

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Retrace that sweet, sweet liner and make it just a bit more THICK! Now, you are the king/queen of the animal kingdom. You have achieved what many still fear. If you are reading this and you decided to keep your tiny dagger the way it was, you, my dear, are still a fierce lion. Any cat eye, no matter the size, is a victorious moment.

Step 6:

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Curl those lashes! I keep my curler in between my thighs while I do my makeup so that it may warm up. You can always blast it with a blow dryer for a few seconds as well. I hold this curling position for 10-15 seconds per eye.

Step 7:

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Run some mascara over those lashes! I did one coat, waited a minute, then applied a second coat.

Step 8:

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Repeat steps 1-7 on your opposing eye. You got this!

Step 9:

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Be the fierce feline that you are! You rock!

xoxo
Tina

Review: YVES SAINT LAURENT CRÈME DE BLUSH: Shade 4, Audacious Orange

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YSL CRÈME DE BLUSH is a soft creme-to-powder blush. Shade 4 is a beautiful bright reddish-coral color. The packaging is sleek, with a gold finished lid. YSL is known for having gold packaging, and I never cared for gold in packaging until I ran into this brand. It is just so gorgeous and sleek. What’s not to love?

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This is my first YSL product, and it was gifted to me! It smells extraordinary, like roses. It also blends out to the most beautiful natural finish. This blush is easy to blend, and I have been using my fingers for application.

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As you can see, it does lean a bit more brown on my skin, but I think that’s what sets it off from the other coral blushes that I own. The finish I get with this blush has to be the most natural compared to any other blush I have used. It is the perfect flush on my cheeks.

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I would definitely love to pick up a few more of these blushes someday. They make me feel like a princess!

This blush runs for a staggering $38 on Sephora’s website. You receive 0.19oz. That is $200/oz! No wonder why I feel like royalty with this baby on my cheeks! That’s the price you pay for high end products, but I think it’s worth it!

Pros:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Blends easily
  • Smells wonderful
  • Lasts all day
  • You will feel like a princess/prince with this on! (:
  • Nice packaging

Cons:

  • Price! ($200/oz)

Blushing Daisy Score: 10/10

I can look past the price on this blush. It’s a high end product, and you should expect a steep price tag! I also feel like I can’t complain about the price of products because people in places like Australia are paying ~$30 for a MAC lipstick when it is only ~$16 here in the states. I love this blush, and it is easily my new favorite!

I am becoming hopelessly addicted to high end products (Thanks Bon!), but I decided to hold off on purchasing any more until I finish college. I wanted to get a part time job, but I think it would be more smart to focus on solely on school. I am in a situation where I do not need a job right now. I feel like I would end up putting work before my education; that’s what I was doing before I moved last summer! I also want my spare time to be focused on this blog! It makes me happy helping people with their beauty woes!

Do you own any YSL products? How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina

FOTD: June 6th, 2014

Hello everyone!

I thought I would just do a quick face of the day today. I am excited to review a bunch of products, but I want to use them just a tad bit more so that I can review them properly!

I wanted to look fabulous while I sat in bed and binged watch season two of Orange is the New Black! I won’t give any spoilers, but I feel like I should have waited to read the book until the series was finished… I am too practical for the huge differences between the book and the show! I am just going to have to enjoy the series in all of it’s false-ness. (:

Onto the products!
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  •  YSL Creme Blush in shade 4, Audacious Orange
  • MUFE Aqua Liner in shade 4, Diamond Lagoon Green
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, Jet Black
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • ELF Brow Kit, Medium (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • MAC Lip Erase Balm in Dim
  • MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt
  • NYC Eyelash Curler

Photos, photos galore!

I really wasn’t in the mood to take selfies today, sorry if I don’t look too excited! (:

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I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

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Looks like someone needs a wax!

Looks like someone needs a wax!

Glasses for comparison.

Glasses for comparison.

This blush is ridiculous. It's so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

This blush is ridiculous. It’s so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed my FOTD! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

xoxo
Tina

Swatches/Review: My MAC Eyeshadow Singles

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Hello everyone!

Yesterday I was gifted an overwhelmingly large amount of makeup (Thanks Bon!), and a big hunk of it was MAC. I only owned two eyeshadow singles beforehand, and I didn’t see the point of reviewing only two shades. I was actually planning on reviewing my MAC collection as a whole because of how small it was, but I have enough now to break it up into sections.

I like MAC’s eyeshadow, but I wasn’t wearing the two that I owned previously very often. You might be thinking why I neglect them, and, in all honesty, I neglect most of my eyeshadow! Since I received my Naked 3 palette for Christmas, I haven’t really been using much else. Well, it’s time to make a change!! My plan is to give my other shadows use alongside my beloved Naked 3!

No matter what brand eyeshadow, I will always use an eyeshadow primer. I switch back and forth between Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion. They both function on par with each other on my skin! For the swatches today, there is no primer though.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Jealousy Wakes

This is a dark shimmery forrest green. It applies smoothly and is very pigmented! I didn’t experience fallout while swatching this.

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Melody

This eyeshadow is more light than Jealousy Wakes and appears to be matte. It looks a bit powdery, but I didn’t experience any fallout while swatching.

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Left: Jealous Wakes | Right: Melody

Favorite of the two: Jealousy wakes. I prefer darker greens, but they can both be used together in the making of a green smokey eye!

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MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Very Violet

This is a faintly shimmery purple. It’s not deep, but not too light. There was no fallout, and it is very pigmented.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Shock-A-Holic

I don’t understand. This eyeshadow is definitely not matte. You can see the glitter in the photo!! This one was harder to build up, and it did have a little bit of fallout. It’s a bit more deep of a purple compared to Very Violet.

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Left: Very Violet | Right: Shock-A-Holic

My favorite of the two: Definitely Very Violet. Shock was hard to build up, and it still appears patchy in the photo. Shock was also not matte, but claims so on the package. I’m shocked! (pun intended)

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Faux

How do I explain this color? It’s a reddish-taupe that leans slightly brown. It is matte, pigmented, and I didn’t see fallout.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Antiqued

This is a beautiful coppery-reddish brown. It’s shimmery, pigmented, and doesn’t fallout! I think the name is quite suiting.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Passionate

This is a pigmented matte pinky-red. I didn’t see any fallout. I have no idea how to integrate this color, but I am up for the challenge!

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Left: Faux | Middle: Antiqued | Right: Passionate

Favorite of the three: Antiqued hands down. The color is so beautiful, and I am excited to use it with my Naked 3.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Knight Divine

This is a shimmery grayish-black. I love setting my pencil liners with this. It’s pigmented and there’s no fallout when using.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Bright Future

This is a shimmery yellow gold that leans more yellow. It’s pigmented and there is very minimal fallout. This is from the Style Warriors Collection, and I am assuming that it was LE (Limited Edition).

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Left: Knight Divine | Right: Bright Future

Favorite of the two: Tied. They are too different to choose between!

Overall Favorite: Antiqued

Overall Least Favorite: Shock-A-Holic

Blushing Daisy Score: 9.5/10

  • Pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Wide shade variety
  • Little to no fallout
  • Only two shades had minimal fallout: Shock-A-Holic and Bright Future
  • Only one patchy shade: Shock-A-Holic
  • Blend easily
  • $15 a pop

I like these overall, and would consider purchasing more in the future! Do you own any MAC shadows? How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina