Saturday, February 26, 2011

An ELF Haul!

On the top there's the Complete Coverage Concealer. I've been using these products for the last four days so I could give an accurate review on them. This concealer palette is fabulous! It's quite amazing that for $3 I have a product that's comparable to concealers 10 times it's price! It's very creamy and very easy to blend. It fits my skin color well and it's very light..  it doesn't feel too heavy.  It's lasted throughout the day...which is great. The real test will be to see how it works in summer weather. So far, this item is highly recommended! On the bottom right is the Tinted Moisturizer SPF-20. I'm happy to report I like this as well. I was really looking forward to trying this, it's great to have something lighter for when you don't want to wear foundation. At first I was a little leery... when you first put it on the color is a bit off. But, once you work it into your skin (I think fingers are best) it blends in well and has a nice light coverage. If you can find a match for your skin I think his is awesome! And next, the Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder. This is a decent bronzing powder with a slight shimmer... it would have to be very slight for me to like it! It's a cute powder, nothing too special... not as great as their Cool Bronzer (IMO) but for $1 it works!
Next... I got a lipstick in Posh. Honestly I don't like it. The color which looked so rich online is quite dull & the texture is well...icky LOL What I like a whole lot better is the Hypershine Lipgloss! (it's right under the lipstick) It's an awesome lip gloss... nice color pay off & not very very sticky and it tastes so darn good :-D I'll definitely get some more of these. Then I got some brushes! I got 2 Eyeliner Brushes, 1 Blending Eye Brush, 1 Lip Defining Brush and 1 Total Face Brush. I have so many ELF brushes, they're incredibly economical and surprising good quality. What's even more surprising I like the $1 brushes (which these are) more than most the Studio brushes which are $3. There's a few Studio brushes I live by, otherwise these are fabulous! The days are long gone ladies where I thought I had to spend X amount of dollars on brushes for them to be good. Things have drastically changed! Aren't we lucky!

                                   Brittany xoxo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TAG: How Much Is Your Face Worth?

I'm going to do this TAG about how much your face is. But, I'm going to calculate from what I wear everyday, daytime,etc. I know if I calculated night time it would be so much. So this is what I use on any given day, just going about my day whether it be work or leisure (shopping lol) or whatever. I'm doing the TAG from Christina from Christina Marie says....
Here we go!

1) Clinique  Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion - $24.50

2) ELF Complete Coverage Concealer - $3

3) IMAN Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup - $15.99

4) NYC Bronzer - $2.99

5) NYC Translucent Powder - $2.99

6) ELF Eyebrow Kit - $3

7) Jordana Khol Eyeliner (Black) - $1.99

8) Maybelline Falsies Mascara (Black) - $8.97

9) MAC Lip Liner (Brown) - $13

10) ELF Cool Bronzer (as Contour) - $3

11) Wet N Wild Lip Balm - $1

12) MAC Clear Lip Glass - $14.50

The grand total is $94.94. I was hoping it was under one hundred but, even though it is I kind of wish it was less! LOL Hmmmm what I could do with $94! Well... at least I know it's no a waste...
right? *sigh* 

                                   Brittany xoxo

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Lil Drugstore Haulin'

I have finally been somewhat successful in my search of the new Wet n Wild Trios. I got the last two that Walgreen's had in the store. Why are these so hard to find? lol These probably wouldn't have been my first choice to get, but I just wanted to try them so I got what they had! ;)
The first trio is called 'I Got Good Jeans' & the second green one is called 'I Dream Of Greenie'.
As usual the pigment of their shadows are excellent, especially the 'I Got Good Jeans'... it's incredible. When and if ever I run into the rest I'll be sure to get them!

The next items I got are by Black Radiance. The lipstick is a very rich Fuchsia color which reminds me of the 80's...which I love. The lipsticks are numbered, it's #5004. Then I got a gloss.. the Radiant Lip Gloss in #3431. It's a deep cranberry color with gold glitter through out. It's very pretty, not very sticky as some gloss' but I had to reapply often over one evening, so it doesn't last that long. 

Next I'm excited to share my latest favorite IMAN product! IMAN's Perfect Response Oil Blotting  Pressed Powder. I do not know how I survived without this powder up till now. This is the most amazing powder I have EVER used. Coupled with the already very oil absorbing foundations this leaves you with nearly no shine for hours! I like a matte face unless I choose to apply shimmer. I hate it when I have to keep applying powder to keep down the shine...that's why I stopped using MAC foundations. This is yet another winning item from IMAN's makeup line. I swear I get nothing from singing these praises.. her stuff is just that good! Then as recommended by a friend I picked up one of Milani's Metallic Baked Eyeshadows in Purrr-fect Purple. It's pretty, but frankly I expected better pigment from what I had been told. I have even had other shadows by Milani that were more pigmented and they weren't baked. So, not quite a miss, but nothing special. 

I have lot more reviews/hauls coming. NYX, MAC & E.L.F. 
Brittany xoxo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Navy Eyes & Brown Lips

Dramatic navy blue smoky eyes with my favorite thing of the moment a bold brown lip. You can soften the look by lessening the liner and shadow under then eyes and a sheerer application of the lipstick and less lip gloss. I always say.... more! ;) xoxo