Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stila Countless Color Pigment in Tye Dye

I saw this Stila eyeshadow and was immediately attracted to the Tye Dye one. I loved the colors! This isn’t the first ever baked/swirled eyeshadow to ever make its way into my hot little hands, but I wanted to give it a go anyway.

I was expecting it to make an awesome color, and ended up getting this powdery purple color. It’s not awful, but it’s not really my color. Each time I went to the bathroom at work today, I looked in the mirror and scrunched my nose at my eye makeup. I kinda felt like an 80's weirdo. I achieved this color by blending all 3 colors together, but you can obviously use each color individually. I’m not going to give up on this little eyeshadow just yet – I think it would be pretty cool to just use the pink as eyeliner on the top lid for summer!

As for the formula, it’s OK, not great. After blending all 3 colors today, I tapped the excess shadow off my brush (which was A LOT) and still had some fall out under my eyes after applying. I used a makeup wipe to clean it up, but still had some product over the crease of my eye throughout the day. If I was smart, I would have gotten the shade Groupie which has more neutral colors - cream beige/ copper/ dark bronze. I’m sure it would be fun to create a smokey eye with it!

 Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is I don’t love the color I picked at all but that’s obv my problem. If I play with it and make something cool, I will share with you guys! Did anyone else buy one of these?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Purple Cat Eye Liner – Make Up Forever Aqua Liquid Liner

I wanted some fun spring makeup, so I picked up this Make Up Forever Aqua Liner – it’s pretty! It has a touch of glitter that doesn’t flake or cause fall out all over your face. I like the brush – short and stiff, pretty easy to apply. As always, I cleaned up the winged part of the liner with a damp q-tip to make sure my eyes looked even (huge pet peeve, they need to be perfectly symmetrical). I like this alternative to black liquid liner for spring/summer – it still gives the eye some definition without looking like you have too much makeup on. Eyeliner on a diet? Eyeliner lite? Does that make sense?

 The line offers a rainbow of other shades ($23) that are waterproof and smudgeproof. I applied mine at 7am today (it’s now almost 4pm) and it looks exactly the same as when I applied it. Not bad! I took one photo with the camera flash and one without – it’s tough photographing makeup with sparkles it in!

What eye liners are you guys loving?

Friday, May 3, 2013


Katy Perry launched her 3rd fragrance, Killer Queen which happens to be my favorite QUEEN song ha! The bottle is pretty awesome, but I think i'm more obsessed with Katy's royal nails at the launch party!

All Dahlia-Ed Up - Gelish Love in Bloom Collection NOTD

I have officially been converted to a Gelish gel manicure addict! I used to swear by OPI gel, and may still get it from time to time, but Gelish just kicks so much more ass. 

This is the 3rd mani in a row that I've gotten a shade from Gelish's Love in Bloom collection! The colors are so punchy, bright and beautiful. Above is All Dahlia-Ed Up - kind of a dark pink/rosy red. I've also gotten A Petal For Your Thoughts, and Garden Tea Party. I've gotten SO many compliments on my nails. I've also found that Gelish is a lot more gentle on your nails and easier to remove. With OPI, the poor manicurist has to basically HACK away at your nail beds to remove the old polish, leaving you with crappier nails than you had before. 

If you're thinking of getting gel, try one of these shades! The last mani I had lasted THREE weeks without chipping. The only reason I got my nails done was because they were really grown out and too long for me. 

Any fun weekend plans? Have a great one!