Friday, April 29, 2011

Pretty Pink Spring Things

Mini cupcakes I baked for work!

Mini pink clock and Hello Kitty on my desk

No caption needed ha!

My notebook

Pretty tree outside my apartment building

MAC lipstick in Chatterbox / NARS lipgloss in Angelika

Very pink lips!

Just wanted to do a pretty pink inspired post on this lovely Friday! I'm not usually a huge pink person, but I was seeing a theme today - flowers, lipstick, cupcakes, etc so I just ran with it =)

The NARS lipgloss is new, and I've been wearing it an awful lot - love it alone or on top of a lipstick as seen above.

You guys like it? =)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nail Stickers - The Verdict

Chic Prints for Nails - Sephora by OPI in Lace

Love the pattern!

My nails look like little presents haha

Kinda hard to fit to my nails though...

OK so I took the plunge into nail sticker territory and above are the results! A few pros/cons from yours truly:

  • No drying time
  • The pattern is cool and shiny
  • You can apply them essentially anywhere and it doesn't make a mess
  • No chipping or smudging
  • Certain stickers didn't cover my nails all the way (as seen in the last photo) and the next largest size was too big.
  • Even after filing the nail stickers as the directions stated, the tips are still fraying a bit
  • Things get stuck to them (tissues, napkins, etc)
  • I found it difficult to get the bubbles out, even after trying to smooth them out.
As you can see, it seems like the cons outweigh the pros in this scenario. Now, this could be that I don't have enough experience in applying them, so perhaps it just takes better practice to get it right. Or maybe it was just the brand that I bought that was sub par - I know many other brands make nail stickers too.

What do you guys think? Any tips on how to apply these better?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beauty Quote of the Day


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bite Beauty Vitamin Gel in Pine-Apple

That didn't take long, huh? After my post a few days ago about "discovering" Bite Beauty at Sephora, I just had to try something from the brand.

I chose the Vitamin Gel in Pine-Apple, because hey, you can never get enough lip moisturizers right? Sephora describes Vitamin Gel as an all-natural multivitamin lip gel that adds sheer shine to the lips. This moisturizing gel contains mood-enhancing essential oils and a high dose of multivitamins, making this lip treatment a daily must. Hmm mood enhancing oils huh? Not sure if it's the gorgeous weather in New York or the gel but it might be working! =)

It's actually very nice, and perfect for the warm weather! I love the scent - very sweet and citrusy. The texture is nice and slick - NOT sticky or tacky in any way! It goes on clear - sorry for the crappy photos, but I was trying to show how shiny it was up close =)

Overall I really like it! It comes in other flavors as well - Blood Orange, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit and Mint.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monster Makeup

Makeup doesn't always have to be pretty! HAHA, in honor of my weird mood today, here is some crazy monster-inspired makeup.

Bite Beauty?

I was strolling through Sephora today to snatch up some nail stickers (got them, excited to try them later!) but I stopped short. There was an intruder in Sephora…a brand I’ve never heard of - Bite Beauty. Intrigued, I looked at the display and the stuff looked pretty cool. It looks like the only sell it at Sephora, so I might give it a try!

The brand describes themselves as “an alluring collection of lip products featuring super antioxidant resveratrol and superior color.” I like that they only sell lip products, interesting. These two items looked cool to me:

Superfruit Butter

Vitamin Gel

Anyone know anything about Bite? If so, share!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Urban Decay + Benefit = My New Favs

New shadow from Urban Decay!

Perfect for every day

Urban Decay 24 / 7 Glide-on Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy

La Bamba blush by Benefit

Fresh & fun!

I love the new shadow and blush I bought! I've been wanting to try the UD 24/7 shadow for a while - I have the 24/7 pencil and have heard great things about the shadow too. I really like it! The chick at the store saw what I was buying and said "this eyeshadow is awesome. it won't come off...seriously." HA! I do like long-wearing makeup in lighter colors - when i'm at work or out somewhere, I don't want to worry about my eyeshadow creasing or rubbing off. This shadow truly did stay on all day and did budge.

The La Bamba blush is also great - since my NARS blush fiasco (see earlier post of the cracked remains) I've been trying out various cheek colors. This blush may not be for everyone though - it does have a bit of shimmer in it - but I think it brightens up the face and is adorable! Unlike most other blushes, it actually lasts a while instead of fading after an hour. Since I bought both products, I've been using them every day because they just work so well.

Has anyone tried either? =)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Katy Perry is ET

Wow. Now THAT is a makeup look, huh?

Nail Stickers?

I've been wanting to try these for the longest time, but just wasn't sure if they were hard to apply or not. Has anyone else tried them? If so, any tips on how to make them look good? Share share share!! =)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cat Eye / Winged Eye Liner

One of my favorite eye looks of all time is the cat eye or winged eye liner. Whether it be subtle or exaggerated, this look has so many variations. What's your favorite?

While I do love the occasional exaggerated winged liner, I have to say that I'm a big fan of the subtle cat eye look. I think it so pretty and ladylike, and really makes your eyes look bigger. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

133 Strong

A big kiss for each one of my one-hundred and thirty three followers!

I love writing for you guys.

With Love,

Makeup Majesty

Nail Salon Anxiety

I hate getting my nails done. Yes, you read that right.

I get them done once every 3 - 4 weeks with UV Gel or LCN and I dread the day. For me, it's a necessity for my nails to look good. However, the sheer thought of me having to sit still in a salon chair for over an hour is enough to make me go off the deep end.

Tick...tock...seconds feel like HOURS as the nail lady files over every tiny imperfection AHHHHH I just want to scream! I wish there was a time machine, or a button I could press that reads "Get Nails Done" and poof! A beautiful French manicure, done! Dare to dream I guess, right?

End rant.

"Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women" - Katharine Hepburn

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

If you're looking for a sexy scent for your boyfriend or husband, this is it. This woody and sophisticated fragrance is almost too good. I'm usually not a big fan of strong men's fragrances, but this one gets my seal of approval. It's unique, one of those scents that when a man walks by an overwhelming sense of "ahhhh" and "swoon" comes to mind. Though it's not cheap ($85 US) it's totally worth it.

Lady Gaga's Born This Way Album Cover!

I think it's pretty cool! Love the tousseled biker chick hair

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Makeup Majesty’s Top Repeat Makeup Offenders

Love most of these chicks, but they need to hire a makeup artist, or fire the one they currently have. Tough love, but it's true.

Pamela Anderson
Dear God, why???????

Lindsay (dropped the "Lohan")
Not sure if that's a bad colored foundation, or bad fake tan? Either way, it's BAD.

Mischa Barton
She actually looks better with NO makeup, strangely enough...

Taylor Momsen
No comment needed

Kat von D
I get what she's going for, but it just doesn't work for me

Brooke Hogan
Look up "over-bronzed" in the dictionary and you will find this photo

Britney Spears
Love her, but her makeup always seems messy to me

Christina Aguilera
I know i've said this before, but this much makeup is so unnecessary on her

What do you guys think? Anyone else that should be on this list that I missed? Not trying to me mean at all, just wanting them to look their best!! =)