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)

OOTD/FOTD Vegas Edition

Why hello ladies and gentleman!

I had a nice time in Las Vegas over the weekend. If you read my last post then you know that my reason for being in “Sin City” was for an European Car Festival (Wuste).

It was was definitely hot and the wind was crazy, but I had a nice time seeing people that I don’t get to see very often! I also met a bunch of awesome people as well. My boyfriend, Todd, and I always enjoy going to these events together. Our friend also drove down from Sacramento, so it was awesome to see him as well!

Let’s jump to the things that you guys care about!

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This was my outfit for main day of the festival, Saturday. I wanted my skirt to be tight fitting because of how windy it was!!

  • Blouse: H&M (Gift from the lovely Todd)
  • Belt: Forever 21
  • Skirt: Forever 21
  • Wedges: Urban Outfitters

I wanted to keep it simple, and I actually got a lot of compliments from random people! Yay!

Now, my makeup:

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I decided to skip the BB cream so that I could reapply my sunscreen as needed. I learned that matte lip products are not the best things for 20+ mph winds, but I managed! Ok, it was so windy that I thought that my false eyelashes were going to just fly right off of my face! They lasted throughout the day though! It was my first time wearing them in public, and I felt fabulous. I ended up cutting my Callas lashes and only putting them on the outer corner of my eye. They were a lot easier to apply that way (great for beginners like me!).

  • Elta MD facial sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush, Tipsy
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • Covergirl Clean Concealer
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Callas Lashes (cut)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (tight line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Burnout, Nooner, Darkside, Blackheart, & Strange)
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

I wanted to do big, dramatic wings, but my eyes were so irritated from the hot wind. I decided to keep it simple this weekend!

Bonus:

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Here is the man behind the camera; the man who stole my heart! I had a great time with him, and he always spoils me to pieces!

Product list for this photo (taken Friday):

  • Elta MD Facial Sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Nooner, Factory, Darkside, Strange)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (Tight Line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

I hope you enjoyed the read! If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.

xoxo
Tina

Packing For a Weekend Getaway!

I am so excited because I am going to Vegas this weekend! We are leaving tomorrow for Wuste, an European car festival. Todd and I went to Wuste two years ago, and it has been one of my favorite car events to date.

We will be spending three days and two nights there, and I know that I over pack, but I wanted to share what I would typically bring with me when I change climates for the weekend! We will be going to Seattle, Washington for a little over a week next month, so I will definitely be revisiting this type of post then!

Onto the goods! Let’s start with eye makeup

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  1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: I limited myself to one eyeshadow palette since I knew that we would be gone for only a few days. I use this the most, and I can create an array of wonderful looks.
  2. ELF Eyebrow Kit: My tried and true $3 brow product! I just made a video tutorial on how I do my brows, you can check it out here.
  3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner Pen: I love this baby. The wings I can make with this liner makes me feel fabulous!
  4. Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Crayon: I got this as a sample from ULTA, and I haven’t used it yet. It’s the perfect size for traveling, and I wanted something quick for tight lining my upper lash line.
  5. Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance: I love this eyeshadow primer. It has lasted me years, and it is still going strong.
  6. Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara: I love how small the brush is on this. It is great for my lower lash line.
  7. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara: I really love this mascara, and pairing these two together has really been a winning combo for me.
  8. Callas Eyelashes #507: I’m going to Vegas! I have to break out some false lashes!
  9. DUO Eyelash Adhesive: Tried and true; it’s the only lash glue I trust!

Now, Face products:

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  1. Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer: I use this everyday; I love it so much.
  2. Too Faced Primed and Poreless: It is going to be HOT! I need a good setting powder with me.
  3. Covergirl Clean Concealer: I use this for dark circles.
  4. Covergirl BB cream: This is the only BB cream I have used, but I like it. I don’t own any foundation, but it would be too hot for it anyway.
  5. Elta MD Facial Sunscreen, SPF 40: I love this sunscreen. Todd’s grandmother bought it for me, and I have been cherishing it ever since.
  6. ELF Mineral Face Primer: I don’t always use primer here in sunny Southern California, but I know that I will need it in Vegas.
  7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush in Tipsy: I limited myself to one blush this weekend. This one is my favorite, and coral is perfect for summer!

Lips:

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I forced myself to be limited to two colors, a gloss, and a balm. This was very hard for me. I am the type of person who will bring every lip product I own… I had a lip balm melt last time, so I am taking a balm that I don’t care for, and all of the other lip products are cream/gloss.

  1. Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy: I am not really a gloss person, but I like this one. I don’t know if I will even use it, but I like having the option.
  2. NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo: I just bought this, and I think that I would cry if I didn’t bring it along with me! It’s great for the daytime.
  3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso: This is my holy grail red lippie. I plan on switching over to red every night! This will last through a few margaritas. 🙂
  4. Maybelline Baby Lips in Grapevine: I wouldn’t be sad if this melted, and I have misplaced my Burt’s Bees!

Tools:

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  1. Sephora Mirror: For touching up my lips!
  2. Tweezers/Scissors: I might need a brow lift by Sunday morning.
  3. Eyelash Curler: Pretty self explanatory. (:
  4. Pencil Sharpener: I don’t think I will need it, but, you know, just in case!
  5. Hair pin: Keep those bangs at bay while I apply my makeup!
  6. Real Techniques Lip Brush: I use this for my Stila lipstick.
  7. Ecotools Eyeliner brush: For my brows.
  8. Ecotools Eyebrow/Mascara Brush: For combing my lashes!
  9. 3 Ecotools Eyeshadow Brushes: I have a double endeed brush in my Naked 3 as well. I like having a good amount of eye brushes no matter where I am.
  10. Ecotools Concealer Brush: I don’t feel line bringing my beauty blender for my concealer, but this will do.
  11. Ecotools Blush Brush: I use this for my finishing powder.
  12. Ecotools Fan Brush: For my blush & bronzer… I need a spare fan brush!

Other Toiletries:

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  1. Oxyfresh Fluoride Toothpaste: Expensive, but worth it!
  2. Toothbrush: I usually use electric, but I don’t like traveling with it.
  3. Reach Floss: Floss everyday ladies and gents!
  4. Schick Quattro Razor: I am a hairy lady.
  5. Eyeglasses Cleaner/Cloth: Makeup always gets all over my glasses.
  6. LUSH Sweetie Pie Body Jelly in Sweetie Pie: I haven’t used this in a long time, and I think smelling like cherries in Vegas is acceptable.
  7. Vera Wang Princess Perfume Roller Ball: I never bring full size perfume with me when I travel. I am ready for a new scent, but I still like this one.
  8. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: I use this every night after I wash my face.
  9. Ahava Body and Hand Lotion: They are small, and perfect for travel!
  10. Eyedrops: I have really dry eyes and they get irritated.
  11. Paul Mitchell Shampoo and Conditioner: I know that the hotel will provide soap/shampoo/lotion/conditioner, but I always feel the need to bring my own just in case I don’t like that they provide. This shampoo/conditioner was from another hotel visit. The shampoo isn’t SLS free, but my hair isn’t dyed right now, so I don’t care as much.
  12. Vidal Sassoon Hairspray: I got this as a free sample at Target of all places, but I really like it, and it is perfect size for travel. I curl my hair with my flat iron, and I plan on doing it all weekend.
  13. Olive Oil Heat Protectant Spray (Not photographed): I just remembered that I will need this since I am actually doing something to my hair for once.
  14. Coppertone Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (Not photographed): This is already waiting for me in the car, and it is much needed since we’ll be outside a lot all weekend.
  15. Dove Deodorant (Not Photographed): Oh this would be very bad if I forgot this.. I don’t want to smell like BO in the summer sun! (:

Leisurely Read:

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The car ride is about 4 hours long from where I live to Las Vegas, so I need a nice read. My friend Iz leant me this book, and I am excited to dive into it tomorrow!

Bags:

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  1. Toiletry Bag: This came with my suitcase. Todd and I will be sharing the suitcase for the weekend, and I can fit all of out toiletries in this bag… even the extras I don’t need.
  2. Clinique Makeup Bag: I have had this bag for 4 years. It gets the job done, and I can fit everything with room to spare.
  3. Ecotools Brush Bag: I could fir my brushes in with my makeup, but I like keeping them a little more safe than that.

Ta Da!

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Everything fits nicely with room to spare! I may overpack, but I would rather not use something then be sad that I don’t have it when I wish that I did!

Do you tend to overpack?

xoxo
Tina

FOTD-5/2/14

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I love making defined lines with pencil liner. It just looks so different compared to liquid to me (I love liquid too, don’t get me wrong!).

Today I did a nice spring look, and I thought that I would share!

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Eyes:

  • Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 palette-
  1. Base: Strange
  2. Crease blended upwards: Liar
  3. Crease concentrated: Darkside
  4. Outer lower lash line: Darkside
  • Highlight: White strip from Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Eyeliner Pencil
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara
  • Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara
  • ELF Eyebrow kit (mixed with NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean)


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Lips:

  • Buxom Lipstick in Centerfold

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Face:

  • ELF face primer
  • Covergirl Clean Concealer in Light
  • Covergirl tinted moisturizer in Fair to Light
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny (highlight & bronzer)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless

Products:

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I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

xoxo
Tina

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Eyeliner Pencil Review

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Look at this beauty!

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First Photo (12pm):

  • No primer!
  • Applied UD liner
  • Smudged it with my finger
  • Applied a little more UD liner
  • Curled lashes (NYC curler)
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara

I love testing the wearability of new pencil liners! I am SO picky when it comes to them. I have been solely using MAC’s Technakohl Graphblack pencil liner since I was 15, and I went through a lot of (drugstore) liners before I caved and bought that one. It was love at first line. I haven’t tested a basic black pencil liner since!

Recently, Todd surprised me with Urban Decay’s new pencil liner, and I was stoked. I have been wanting to try their eyeliner for a few years now  (yay for being broke!).

I wore it earlier in the week with primer and eyeshadow, and it didn’t budge. I knew that I wanted to test it by itself sans primer before I posted a review.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves first!

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This photo was taken at midnight (12 hours later). The fallout you see is actually my mascara. There was some fading, but it faded so perfectly that it looks pretty freshly applied!

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This photo was taken at about 10am this morning (22 hours later). It looks the same as when I went to bed. (I know I am gross for sleeping in my eye makeup… It was for science!). I AM AMAZED. I could literally just walk out the door right now.

Pros:

  • LONG LASTING
  • Pigmented
  • Buttery smooth

Cons:

  • Needs sharpening
  • A little pricey ($20 a pop!)

Blushing Daisy Score: 10/10!!

This baby is worth the price. I think I found my new HG (Holy Grail) pencil liner!
Thanks Todd!!

xoxo
Tina

*I’m not affiliated with MAC or Urban Decay

Surprise Haul From A Wonderful Boyfriend

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My boyfriend, Todd, is so amazing. He knows what I will love without even asking! My eyes lit up when I saw that beautiful little Sephora bag in his hands.

I got out of class early today (I still have class later this evening though unfortunately!), and I got home while Todd was still at the mall. I knew he was picking up some jeans for work, but I had no idea that he would be coming home with surprises for me!

I have been wanting a bronzer, and Snow Bunny from Too Faced is ADORABLE! I mean, how can you not like something with the name “Snow Bunny”?

My liquid liner took a crap on me on Saturday, and I practically had a melt down (let’s face it, I totally had a melt down) because we were already at a car show about an hour and a half away from home! Clumpy eyeliner is not the business. I have heard MANY great things about Stila’s Stay All Day liquid eyeliner pen, so I am super pumped about it! I already adore their Stay All Day liquid lipstick, so I know I will love this!

I have been wanting an eyeliner pencil from Urban Decay for a very long time now, and I am almost out of my MAC Technakohl eyeliner… I don’t even think that Todd knew that.

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Swatches from left to right:

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Velvet
  2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black
  3. Too Faced Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer

First Impressions:

  1. UD’s pencil feels like butter and is very pigmented.
  2. Stila has great packaging, it is very pigmented as well, and this is not going to budge, I can already tell! I couldn’t get the thin line underneath to even come off!
  3. SNOW BUNNY IS GORGEOUS! I love the luminous glow. It’s awesome that I can choose if I want to blend all of the colors or just use specific ones.

You should expect some reviews soon on these products!

Overall, I am ECSTATIC! Todd, thank you so much! I LOVE YOU!
I LOVE HIM YOU GUYS!!!

xoxo
Tina

 

FOTD: 4/18/14

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Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been REALLY busy, and that is why this post is a day late! I want to start posting more FOTDs (Face Of The Days), as well as tutorials! If you have any suggestions for tutorials: comment below, post on my Facebook page (link below), tweet me (link below), or email me at blushingdaisyblog@gmail.com!

My father is in town for the weekend, and we went out to dinner last night! I have been in a bit of a makeup rut, being so busy with school and all. So, I was excited to get back into the groove! If you want a tutorial on any of my FOTD posts, let me know!

Product List:

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Ecotools brushes were used
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (loose powder)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy (VERY lightly applied)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit, mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara
  • MAC Vegas Volt (Lipstick)
  • Naked 3 Palette:
  1. Base: Strange
  2. Crease Blended upwards: Liar
  3. Crease Concentrated: Blackheart
  4. Highlight: Strange

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Here is my lovely father, one of my best friends:

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xoxo
Tina

*I am not affiliated with any of the products listed above.

Fear the Falsie

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I have always had a fear of false eyelashes. I have tried to use them in the past to no avail. Eventually, I gave up. I told myself that I would be better off with out them! I didn’t really start thinking about them again until I started this blog. I knew for the betterment of some of my photos, falsies were a must.

Todd and I went to Mitsuwa, a japanese market, for lunch yesterday (yum udon!). While we were on our way out, something caught my eye in their Shisheido counter. A whole rack of Callas brand false eyelashes, and they were only $2/pair. “Now’s my chance,” I thought to myself. I knew I had a little over $2 jingling in my purse. They were calling my name! I dragged Todd to the stand and started looking at all of my choices. I knew that I wanted to ease into them with a natural looking pair. There they were, #507. I took them off the rack gently, staring at them. Wow, they are made from real human hair! I couldn’t pass them up.

After we left Mitsuwa, we had to head over to the Mall too! The one by our home has a Target in it, and I needed to pick up some duo eyelash adhesive. I spent 3X the price of the lashes on glue, “ain’t” that a shame? Oh well, it is an investment! We do have a Target closer to home than the mall, but I take any excuse I can to go window shopping!

Todd and I did go into Sur La Table though, (for those of you who don’t know, baking/cooking is another passion of mine!) and Todd made some fabulous purchases. He invested in an Aeropress (we LOVE coffee!!), and two special items just for me. I will only tell you one item today because I have a surprise related to the other item that I will be posting soon… 🙂 Anyway, Todd bought me an electric baking scale that was 40% off!! A BAKING SCALE YOU GUYS!! I can now make macarons along with many other things that need precise measurements! It will also help me price out some recipes…Thank you Todd!

BACK TO THE FALSE EYELASHES! I decided to hold off on the falsies until the next day. I was nervous, they were mocking me. I mustered up the courage and went for it. It took longer than I would care to admit to get them on properly, but I AM IN LOVE!! I never thought I would wear false eyelashes out in public, but I might now! They are just so beautiful. The pair that I chose do not overwhelm my hooded eyes!

I can actually say that I am excited to purchase some crazy looking ones for future posts. Stay tuned!

Product List:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette
    1. Base: Bouquet Toss
    2. Crease: Un-Veil
    3. Highlight/lid: Soulmates
  • Callas Eyelashes #507
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
  • MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Graph Black (upper waterline)
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Macara (only on bottom lashes)

xoxo
Tina

 

* Ignore the fallout under my eye!