Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Ben Nye Matte Final Seal
The spray nozzle on this is very powerful and is quite hard to get an even coverage all over your face. The feeling I get when I spray this on my face is a mild hairspray feeling. I feel my skin start to tighten up so I have to do those face exercises to loosen it up. If it gets in your hair I suggest combing through it because it feels like you just put hairspray in it. It also has a mint scent so getting this in your eye would be very unpleasant. I've seen that my makeup will stay vibrant all day long. No need for retouching except for concealer because I'm always rubbing under my eyes. I spray this after I use the neutral set but from now on I will spray it before the neutral set because I think it made me look dewy even though it said its a matte spray.
All in all these two products were a great find!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
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This is my space...There is my laptop.......That is my phone..and I have brown covers. I have Hypoallergenic sheets which are water proof (I know what your thinking) so bed bugs don't bite. I am highly allergic to dust so the sheets do not allow dust mites to seep in to my bed and make me break out in hives. for the last 2 years I have been very allergic to dust, carless weed, rye grass and cats. To sum that up I am f*cked during the summer. Instead of sneezing and red eyes like most people get when they are allergic to seasonal allergies I break out in hives! I love life!
What's the last thing you read/are currently reading?
Twilight series and I will be reading New moon again just so I can refresh my memory before the movie comes out.
Do you nap a lot?
Not really I use to but not anymore
Who was the last person you hugged?
My friend Whitney! Love her
What's your current obsession/addiction?
Ben Nye products ever since I found a little shop that sells it here. I live out in the boonies so I don't have a sephora or Ulta near me.
What's for dinner?
Jerry's Cajun Cafe! Can't wait to get me some crawish poboy!
What was the last thing you bought?
Ben Nye products which are the bomb!!
What are you listening to right now?
Gilmore girls. on ABC Family =)
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleport! no more airplanes!
What is your favorite weather, and why?
Sunny, with a slight gust of wind coming for the east lol I don't know. I need perfect weather for layingout
What time do you usually get up?
I guess 10 ish
What is your most challenging goal right now?
Becoming a successful make up artist. It'll be hard but I'll do it.. I just have to!
Say something to the person who tagged you: Hey Vanessa girl!! Thanks for tagging me. love your blog!
If you could have a house- totally paid for, fully furnished- anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
H-town Texas! That's where my heart is
Favorite vacation spot?
Cali! Soon to be temporary home.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
My out worn all black rubber flip flops. there getting very disgusting but o well I'm not a shoe whore I'm more of a purse whore.
Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over, even though your closet is overflowing with a zillion others?
^^^^^ My shoe collection is quite little
Name one thing you cannot live without:
My phone durr! Only way I can talk to the bf
What time is bed time?
I'm a big girl
If you could wake up anywhere tomorrow morning, where would it be?
really nice beach condo. Got to have that ocean view
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
They also carried all of the Lumiere Luxe Powders (or pigments) and all of the pressed shadows. I got so excited!!! but of course I was on a budget =( and I always stuck to it. So I got one in Amethyst. This jar holds 8 grams of product for 10 or 9 dollars. It said 10 but she sold it for 9. Now think about this
MAC pigments-- 7.5 grams for 18.00
Face Front Cosmetics Paint me Perfect shadows-- 5 grams for $10.oo
Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powders-- 8 grams for 9 dollars
This is to show you how big it is next to a 5 gram jar.
First pic shows the shadow under different bases. Second pic has no flash
My next trip to Mainstage would be for a Conceal All Wheel and more Lumiere Luxe Powders.
If your on a budget theatrical makeup is an awesome alternative to the other high end brands of makeup. Theatrical makeup is made for intense heat so you know your getting some good quality stuff. Some awesome brands are Ben Nye, Mehron and Kryolan.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Yay! It's my L'Oreal HIP duo shadows. I rearranged all the colors so they could be next to a color similar to them.
This is my Neutral Brown palette. I didn't take a picture of the inside because I really just shove all my colors in it. I took the divider out because I ran out of room and I can't buy palettes around here I have to wait til I go to Houston or Cali.
I call this my travel palette. If I go on vaction I use one palette and put all the neccessary colors I will need on the trip. This one doesn't have the dividers in it either. This one looks kind of funny I may change it.
So I will be needing to get probably 3 more palettes for a a purple, pink, and blue palette. All the stickers I bought are from Michaels
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The products you se below are what I got for swapping my Benefit She Laq which I hated! It did nothing for me.
MAC Peaches is a matte version of MAC Hello Kittys Fun and Games
As you can see it's pretty knicked up and I didn't know that because the person never mentioned it to me so if you do swap always ask for pictures.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My Prom experience was a bad experience. It rained that night, and the boyfriend was being so shy we didn't dance!!!! But then again the DJ was playing music like the chicken dance, wahh! My boyfriend came down from a different state to take me to prom so I understood why he was so shy, he knew no one. The only person he knew was his cousin who was also my best friend and he lives down the street from me so that is how me and my boyfriend met. I stayed at prom for literally 20 mins. We took pictures said hi to a couple people and left. That is my prom experience everyone wahoo! I paid $500 for my dress and stayed at prom for 20 mins?! As for my makup I didn't know how to contour, or do eyemakeup at all. I used bareminerals for my foundation and used a champagne color all over my lid. L'Oreal true match blush and Revlon eyeliner. In the end I'm glad I went just to see what it looked like and of course dress up. I think everyone should go to their prom even if its only for 20 mins. =)
Monday, May 11, 2009
Mac Matte (under the eyes)
Friday, May 8, 2009
These shoes I got at a boutique store down at the outlet and I am in desperate need of flip flops and sandals. I wear the same flipflops everyday. I'm starting to feel the cement where the heel hits.
Pink Iris Fluidline
Light as air Powerpoint pencil
Cool Heat e/s
I live in the middle betwen two different CCOs and the one I went to today was not the usual one I always go to. I was very surprised that they have alot of items that the other CCO doesn't have. What got me angry was they had Mutiny Pigment which was the only item I got from the A Rose Romance collection. Like really?! geeze I could have saved me some money.
** What is your current obsession?
Makeup--No one ever lets me stop by MAC cause I'll end up buying something and complain how I have no money later.
**What is your weirdest obsessions?
Ok this is really weird but If I'm taking notes in class and the teacher is expecting us to write really fast of course my hand writing looks like chicken scratch so when I get home I HAVE TO rewrite it neatly immediately. I can't stand having ugly notes. Ok just call me OCD
**What are you wearing today?
Black shorts, black tank with a Neon green tank over it.
**What's your favorite comfort food?
Chicken fingers.. It's a dirty south thing
**What would make today special?
If I won the lottery
**What would you like to learn to do?
**What's the last thing you bought?
I went to the CCO so of course MAC
**What is your favorite weather?
Good UV rays with a slight breeze so I can tan in comfort.
**What is yur most challenging goal right now?
Becoming a successful Make-up artist and taking over the world
**What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Awesome and pretty!
**If you could swap lives with anyone for one day who would it be and why?
I guess no one. I'm pretty content with who I am.
**If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
**Which language do you want to learn?
Vientnamese. I understand it I just suck at speaking it. I add in English whenever I can.
**What do you look for in a friend?
Trustworthy, has to have my back in any situation, has to make me laugh, isnt easily embarrassed, they pretty much have to be a bad ass
**Who do you want to meet in person?
Robert Pattinson.. My love
**If you had $100 now what would you spend it on?
I would actually put it in the bank lol how boring
Jovani. Only designer that looks wearable in prom and formal wear. Big designers make funky outfits.
**Do you admire anyone's style?
Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian
**Describe your personal style
My personal style sucks but I do good makeup haha. I wear tanktops, shorts, nothing fancy at all but I believe if I have good makeup my outfit looks fiya! "YOU WEAR THE OUTFIT, THE OUTFIT DOES NOT WEAR YOU!"
**What are your favorite ice cream flavors?
Green tea and Lavender form Paciugos
**What is your favorite makeup brand?
**What makeup do you use alot?
L'Oreal HIP black eyeliner, Too Faced Matte Soleil Bronzer, Studio Tech Foundation
**Do you get enough beauty sleep?
Oh hello no. These f-in bags under my eyes. No matter how much sleep I get It's like they're collecting water from every inch of my body.
**Why did you start your (beauty) blog?
Cause everyone was doing it...JK I want to share with everyone what I love and my knowledge of makeup. I know I don't know everything but I know some things and I know it would help someone out there.
makeup anonymous ;D
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I really like this palette the only thing wrong with it is I GOT THE WRONG COLOR PALETTE! ahhhh! I don't have a sephora around me so I asked my sister to get it for me in Cali and she brought it down for me during Spring Break. There are 4 different palettes. I really think I should have gotten No.3. Consistency is great. Very light weight, buildable. The purple color is to neautralize yellow undertones. This is very pricey but I couldn't resist I wanted to try it so bad. I think I would have fell in love if I would have gotten the right palette. The only use for it now is for my makeup kit when I do others makeup. =) Another product I will be definitely trying is Ben Nye's Coneal all wheel. I am on a hunt for the best conealer out there. Watch me!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Rating: 3.9 out of 5
Reasoning: broke me out when used to much. It made me mad lol What it claims it does:Inspired by the hot lights of Hollywood's most glamorous photo shoots, this remarkably cool and refreshing Anti-Shine powder-gel formula sets Smashbox apart from the rest. Perfectly designed to afford a natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish while absorbing surface shine.
My opinion: This product removes shine while mattifying the skin. It's creamy at first but once it is spread on the skin it mattifies instantly. If you spread it like you would with a lotion you will notice tugging of the skin. I suggest using small amounts and dabbing it on the skin rather than spreading it across your face. Using too much can cause me some break out, because this product seems to clog the pores. A very small amount is the trick. It says it gives your face a matte no shine face all day long but it seems to only work for 3 hours or so. I apply it after lotion and before primer. If you use it after primer your skin would be too dry for the foundation to glide on. I've used it throughout the day over makeup and it doesn't make you look splotchy at all. I make sure I use my Clean and Clear Oil control blotting sheets first then apply the antishine. It's definitely a product I keep in my purse now.
Rating:4.0 out of 5
Reasoning: Did not mattify but did make my skin feel silky smooth before foundation application
What it claims it does:A matte-ifying cream that acts like a powder, M·A·C Matte adds a sheer, no-shine matte texture in one smooth layer. May be used on bare or made-up skin. Use a latex sponge or a 252 Large Shader Brush to apply over the entire face or in the T-zone to reduce the appearance of shine. Apply M·A·C Matte after moisturizer, but before foundation to prime the skin for makeup. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation applies smoothly and effortlessly over top of M·A·C Matte. Apply M·A·C Matte to eyelids before applying Eye Shadow or Paints to help increase the longevity of the makeup and reduce creasing.
My Opinion: So when I read the two descriptions I thought ok so they practically do the same things. Well actually not at all. MAC Matte says it mattes the skin while reduces shine. It really does none of that. I was still shiny and I definitely did not see it matte the skin. It may have mattified a little but not anything like the Antishine. The only thing I like about this product was that it was silicone based so it acted like a primer. Well yeah it pretty much is a primer. If you have ever tried Smashbox Photofinish Primer (the normal one) they are very similar products except that the MAC Matte DOES NOT leave you hecka oily through the day. If you use too much of MAC Matte it may make your skin oily I haven't tried too much of it but i can see it happening. I would suggest this as a primer to anyone. I especially like to use it under the eyes before I do my corrector and concealer. It allows me to apply it like butttttaa. Seriously BUTTTTAA.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
The makeup school I applied to called me the other day and I am ACCEPTED! which means I will be hitting the road and driving my car from Florida to Cali in July. Super duper excited but then kind of scared because it's such a big change for me. My sisters live out there so I know I won't feel completely lonely. I think I'm more excited about the roadtrip, driving across the country sounds so cool lol. My plans are to drive to Houston then stay there for a couple days and then my ex/boyfriend what ever you wanna call him haha will be driving the rest of the way with me. Through out the trip I'll be stopping at various places to site see or dine so if anyone knows places I should check out along the way feel free to leave a comment. (san antonio, el paso, new mexico, arizona)