Monday, August 15, 2011

I Need A New Eyeshadow Base!

I'm soooo upset right now. :( The Maybelline Cooling Effects Shadow/Liner pencils I've been using for YEARS are now discontinued and no longer carried at any store around me. :(((((

I have no idea what the hell to use now, so I need suggestions please! I can't use the NYX jumbo pencils because they crease on me. I always use UDPP first then my base, then shadow on top, so I need a base that will be a sticky base for the shadow to cling to, and something that will be creaseless because UDPP creases on me. :/ Basically, I have insanely oily lids, and that was the only product I've ever had that worked for me. Ugh!

Any help would be greatly appriciated, I don't care how much it costs, as long as it is 100% crease proof!

Thank you so much in advance!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Not Related To Makeup Whatsoever

Buuuuut you should totally read this post anyways. :)

So, as I'm sure you can already guess from the picture above... mom and I adopted a new doggy. We just picked her up from the humane society this morning and she was in dire need of medical attention, which was pretty much why we wanted to adopt her in the first place. She was part of this story in my area:

"CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. -- The first pack of 32 dogs was found Tuesday by two women walking in a rural area of Cambria County. The pack of 32 dogs was taken to the Humane Society in Richland. Animal enforcement officials dropped off four more on Wednesday, two adults and two puppies were found on Vetera Road in rural Ebensburg.

The manager at the Humane Society said she was told to expect up to 80 dogs as the investigation continues.

She said the dogs range in age from 6-months to 5-years. They are all a mixed terrier breed, most infested with fleas, some malnourished. Volunteers at the shelter are doing what they can to get the dogs healthy and ready for adoption.

"We have them entered as strays,” said shelter manager Karin Newbaker. “As per any other stray we would enter into our facility, they're available for adoption within 48 hours. So most of them, most of the 32 that are here now, should be available for adoption (Thursday)."

Authorities said they are trying to piece together how the dogs found Wednesday are connected to the original pack.

Officers asked WJAC-TV not to reveal the original location while the investigation continues."

We came up right after they put the dogs out on Thursday, and our little "Bambi", as we named her, was not able to go home that day because her skin/eyes/gums were all yellow... her skin was terribly dry, she could not really eat on her own and had to be fed and given water through an eye dropper... pretty much she wasn't given a good diagnosis, but all of the shelter workers were keeping up hope for her and doing everything they could to keep her healty and comfortable.

She broke us both to pieces when we saw her Thursday (7/28/11) and when we went home that night she was ALL mom could talk about. So, we decided to go back up Friday and take her out the the vet office right away and treat her and give her the same second chance at life we have both been given.

She is currently out at the vet's office and will remain there until about Sunday or maybe monday. They are giving her IV fluids and are trying to treat her kidney and liver functions, which are what's really the only thing hindering her recovery right now, because she is able to eat and drink on her own, and she is up and walking fine now, so we're really hoping she pulls through.

This is just a message that I live by on a daily basis, and I want to remind the rest of the world of as well. Please... treat animals with kindness and compassion, don't abuse and neglect them.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recent Collective Hauls


This is basically stuff I've collected the past several months, and I've tried to include swatches. :)

First up is this really badass brand new Jesse's Girl baked mineralized shadow palette. I LOVE this thing! You get nine colors, I think it was $6.99, but it was cheaper with my Wellness plus savings at Rite Aid so I only paid a little over five bucks or so for it... which is a steal!

Just LOOK at those beautiful shades!

NYC limited edition blushable creme stick in Gold Radiance, and Revlon scented flavor gloss in Grape Fizz.

The creme stick applied heavily then blended out, and the gloss swatched.

Hard Candy visibly wet lip pencil in Jezebel... such a nice color, but these burn like a bitch! I wish they didn't hurt so bad because I'd like to get more of them. :( The burning takes like twenty minutes to go away, too. :/ I love how NONE of the "sponsored" reviews said a damn thing about these burning, or evening tingling in their reviews... what's with that?

The above labels are pretty self explanitory. :) These are really great palettes, I was quite surprised by them to be honest. They have the same great texture and color payoff as the five pan LA Colors shadows, which made me happy.

LA five color palette in "Tease" on the top, along with a row from the one palette that has identical shades below it, to show the colors have the same great pigmentation. The rest are assorted swatches from both palettes... LOOK at those reds! These babies were only about four bucks each with my wellness discount at Rite Aid, but since they're pretty much gone from the shelves by now you can still get the from :D

China Glaze "Ahoy!", Zoya "Gemma", Milani "Totally Cool", Jordana "Purple Glam", Wet N Wild Shimmer Dust in "White Lotus", WnW Sparkle Dust in "Lilac Frosting"

NYX Nude on Nude palette

NYX Nude on Nude palette swatches

NYX For Brown Eyes Palette

NYX For Brown Eyes Palette swatch

Four LA Colors Palettes

Traditional and Supernatural Swatches

Chic and Darling Swatches

Hard Candy Glossaholic lipgloss in Fabulous

Hard Candy Glossaholic lipgloss in Fabulous swatch

Quick look with the LA Colors 50 pan palette, dunno which one/shades I used. :p

I may add more of the stuff I've gotten to this post once I take pictures of it, if you're curious as to what else I have now. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What Happens When You Apply Too Much Glitter Liner...

LOL, yep, I know this looks totally awful. Guess what? It burned like a bitch all day too. I applied one coat of NYX liquid liner in black, then two coats of liquid crystal glitter liner in pink when I should have only used one.

PLEASE do not make the same mistake I did! This shit hurt like hell!

The lips are Hard Candy Jezebel lip pencil, which I'll review, and the shadows are from the NYX Beanie/Red Bean/Bronze trio, blush is Desert Rose also by NYX, along with my regular face and eye stuff.

Monday, May 30, 2011

NYX I Dream Of St Lucia Look

NYX I Dream of St. Lucia palette: all colors
NYX Team Spirit Trio: Perrywinkle shade to outline light blue from IDOSL to deepen crease
Random black eyeshadow to line eyes
Maybelline the Falsies: Blackest Black

Physician's Formula Color Correcting Primer in Green
Revlon Colorstay liquid in Ivory
Revlon Cool Hydrating Powder in Fair
Physician's Formula Color Correcting Mineral Powder in Translucent

NYX "Pinky" blush

NYX Mega Shine Gloss in "Salsa"


Then, here is my look from the second day when I repeated the look, but didn't make the colors as bold (which irritated me) and added some glitter liner (NYX Liquid Crystal - Gold). I only did one quick coat, which is what I can reccomend, because two or more can be uncomfortable as hell! I'll tell you about that in another LOTD later. :p Narcissus is on the lips in these pics below, too.

Friday, May 27, 2011

NYX 12 Year Anniversary Sale Haul, Swatch and Review

My package from Nyx from the sale from hell came yesterday (5/26). I've got some swatches for you and a review of the PRODUCTS, no mention of the company itself. Nope, I'm not going to bring it up... if you want to read my thoughts and experience, go here.

Eyeshadow trios in: Beanie/Red Bean/Red Bronze, Shangri La, Team Spirit, Perpetual
Cupcake/Chocolate/Fruit Basket Gloss Sets, Desert Rose and Pinky blushes, and Caribbean 5 color palette in I Dream of St. Lucia

Round lipsticks in Snow White/Narcissus/Louisiana, Mega Shine gloss in Salsa/African Queen, Candy Glitter Liners in Lavander/Disco Queen/Red/Hot Candy
Liquid Crystal Liners in Pink/Jade/Aqua/Pewter/Gold, Liquid Liners in Bronze/Aqua/Blue/Silver/Black

I Dream of St. Lucia palette (Out of order, lol), assorted liners
Louisiana, Narcissus, Snow White, African Queen, Salsa
Desert Rose, Pinky

Team Spirit
Shangri La
Beanie/Red Bean/Bronze, which I'm going to call BRB :)

Snow White



African Queen


Overall, I'm very pleased with all of the stuff I got. Great color payoff, everything has had great wear (I wore a whole bunch of shit today in a look - and got tons of compliments. I'll post the look tomorrow), and is pretty cheap even at "regular" price, but DO NOT buy from the direct website, buy from Cherryculture, Ulta or Beautyjoint... please!

Final Thoughts:

Shipping: 5/5
Price: 5/5
Product: 5/5
Customer Service: 0/5

Overall: 15/20

Where to find:


Ps, Cherryculture is having a Memorial Day sale, 20% off your entire purchase now through 5/31/11 with coupon code MDS20, plus you get free shipping if you have $40 or more merchandise in your cart! :)