Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bearpaw Ankle Booties

So my mom bought these for me back in like the 7th grade when I was in such an Ugg phase, but she just really didn't want to spend $120 on shoes. These were only like $60, but trust me, it is so not worth it. Honestly just save your money until you can afford an actual pair of Uggs. 50 pairs of fuggs doesn't compare.

Pros: These are obviously cheaper than Uggs.

Cons: I don't know if this happens with actual black Uggs, but these shoes get dirty SO easily. The fur on the inside isn't as fluffy as Uggs, and it leaves my socks/ankles with black stains. The opening is hard to get your foot into, you really have to tug.

They come in many other styles/colors, so maybe those are actually worth checking out, but don't waste your money on the Ankle Booties.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Perect Imperfections

I saw this tag going around YouTube and I really wanted to do it myself. Be sure to tell me yours in the comments below :)

-My skin
I've struggled with acne since I was in the 5th grade, and I've also been prone to pick at it. So I have a lot of discoloration on my face that makes me self conscious when I don't wear coverup.

 -My teeth
Okay I don't have hideously deformed teeth where you can clearly tell that person has never had braces, but they are a little crooked on the top. Luckily that's something 6 months with Invisalign would fix.

-My butt 
UGH I always hear girls bitching about how BIG their butt is. I have the exact opposite problem; mine is too small. It's so hard for me to keep my pants up without a belt because they honestly just slide right off my backside. I could gain 50 pounds and about 2 of those would go to my butt.


-My eye color
I LOVE having brown eyes. They're the perfect shade, not so dark they look black, and not so light that they look like baby poop.
-My feet
I'm one of those people who gets really grossed out by feet, but I think mine are really nice. I don't have that weird thing where your second toe is longer than your big toe, and they're just really good looking feet in my opinion.

-My collar bone
Collar bones in general are just something I think are super attractive on anybody, as weird as that sounds. I'm even considering getting mine pierced for Christmas :).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great Makeup Deals

So I've been scouring the web lately looking for some new makeup. I have found some really good deals in the last few days, so I thought I'd share them with you guys!

Coastal Scents:
Multi purpose brushes

All Cosmetics Wholesale:
A gorgeous cheek stain (could probably use it on your lips too!) for $3.99
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies is $3 off, costing only $4.49, so stock up!

It's buy one get one 50% off on Covergirl single and trio eyeshadows
NYX eyeshadows are even cheaper here than on Cherry Culture!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss

I bought this about 4 years ago before my moms wedding, in the color "562B Cherry Glaze" because I thought it would be a little like liquid lipstick and come out bright red like it looks in the tube. I found this in the back of my lip drawer yesterday and absolutely fell back in love with it!

Pros: This lip gloss is exactly like liquid Chapstick brand cherry chapstick, from the smell and the color it gives. You get a nice little touch of red to your lips, nothing too heavy. It doesn't feel sticky or anything, just smooth and glossy.

Cons: The packaging is a little gross, all the glitter letters come off and leave your hands messy. This doesn't last very long on my lips and I find myself applying it a lot throughout the day. There's also no SPF in this gloss.

I probably won't repurchase this just because I think I have better lip products, but if you're looking for a cheap gloss with a little wash of color, this is your product (or if you're a huge cherry chapstick person).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

EOS Lip Balm In Summer Fruit

Haha so I actually begged my mom to buy me a new EOS Lip Balm after I lost mine last week (I'm hoping it just fell out in my dad's car...). Since I've already had the Lemon Drop one, I thought I'd get the Summer Fruit since it's sold out on the EOS website. I was expecting it to be pretty similar to the other flavor, but there actually quite different.

Pros: Obviously the egg packaging is still the coolest thing around.

Cons: This flavor is a different texture than the Lemon Drop, it's more of a gel and Lemon Drop is thicker/creamier. I don't know if that has anything to do with this, but Summer Fruit doesn't moisturize my lips as well as Lemon Drop. It also smells a little artificial? I was expecting fresh fruit, but it's more of a manufactured scent. It also doesn't taste as good if you get a little in your mouth. There's no SPF in this flavor either.

Although I don't like this flavor, I definitely recommend checking out EOS Lip Balms.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

40 Beauty Questions


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Always in the morning (or afternoon on weekends), and before I go to bed. Sometimes when I get home from school, if I'm not feeling too lazy.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Okay so I used to have wicked dry skin before I started going to a dermatologist. I'm talking like legit peeling off dry skin. But I started seeing my derm in March, and since then he's had me on some cream and antibiotics that make my skin really oily. He swears it's just because of hormones, but that's what anyone over 35 says about teenagers.

-What is your current facial wash?
I recently ran out of my Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, so I've been using this big tub of CareOne cleansing skin cream that I bought like 4 years ago. And this is like the BIGGEST tub of facial wash, it would last me forever. But it has menthol in it for some reason and irritates my skin, so I've just been using my Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser day and night. It smells like soap by the way, not citrus.

-Do you exfoliate?
Nope, I don't see a need for it.

-What brand do you use?

-What moisturizer do you use?
Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Lotion at night, and Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF  15 in the morning.

-Do you have freckles?
You would think I'd have more since my mom has a tsunami of freckles, but nope just a couple. One is above my right eyebrow and a couple are on my arms and thighs.

-Do you use eye cream?
Sometimes I put Bio Oil around my eyes, but it's not a nightly thing.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes I do, and I have since about 5th grade.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
UGH, yes. Worst products ever. They dry your skin out, cost an arm and a leg, bleach your towels (yeah my mom was pissed about that one), and makes your face hurt. Like actually hurt to the touch after use.


-What foundation do you use?
I just use a light layer of Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, which isn't actually matte by the way.

-How about concealer?
Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation

-Do you know your undertone color?
I actually have no idea, I think yellow if that's an option? Just because my skin can look orange very easily.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Eh, unnecessary. Plus my mom told me of a story where someone lost their sight because of the glue. I don't know if I believe that, but why chance it.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
I do know that, but I don't think it's necessary to change it that often. I keep mascara for months, even years at a time and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them. But whatever, if you're concerned about it, change it every 3 months.
-What brand of mascara do you use?
I mostly use my Maybelline Lash Stiletto just because I don't want to purchase a new one at the moment, or my Sephora clear mascara.

-Sephora or MAC?
Just because I don't own any MAC products, Sephora.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Mostly my fingers, whatever applicators come with products, and my kabuki brush.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I sometimes put my concealer on my eyes to prime them.

-For the face?

-What is your favorite eyeshadow?
I don't really have a specific favorite eyeshadow, but I do like CoverGirl eyeshadows.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Really not that often.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Messy, messy, messy.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
My mom does, and I just think it's so messy. She ends up getting it all over the sink, it's just why bother.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
I don't really wear lipstick, but my favorite that I own is a Jordana Matte bright red lipstick that I've had since I was like 5.

-How about lipgloss?
My L'oreal jelly balms.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
I don't really own any blushes I like at the moment.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
No, I feel that's a little dirty, like you don't know what other people have done to it or if it's even real.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
I only like drugstore mascara, chapsticks, and CoverGirl eyeshadows.

-Do you go to CCO's?

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I've considered it, but why pay for a class when the people of YouTube teach you for free?

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Surprisingly no, I'm pretty OCD about keeping everything neat.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
When people accentuate everything at once. Hello, you can't have a smokey eye, heavily contoured cheeks, and a bright lip all at the same time.

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup or neutral ones?
I like any shade as long as it's matte.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I think the Kardashians always have great makeup, even Kris.

-If you could leave the house using just one make up item,what would you use?
Well I always leave the house without makeup, so that's not a big deal. But I would use concealer.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
As stated above.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I mean yes, I think I have good features.

-In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
Probably MAC just from all the things I've heard.

-What do you think of Makeup?
It's another great art.

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Blush

Mineral Sheers Blush is a whole new way to blush, naturally! It not only delivers the perfect amount of color every time, it's actually good for skin.

Developed by dermatologists, this lightweight powder contains pure, gentle minerals that soften and smooth skin, while the innovative all-in-one brush delivers just the right amount of color. With naturally-derived silk powder, patented Total Soy, and an exclusive multi-vitamin complex of Vitamin E, Pro-Retinol, Vitamin C and Pro-Vitamin B5, even the most sensitive skin is beautifully conditioned and toned.

In six luxurious shades, there's no better way to enjoy healthy-looking, glow-from-within color--naturally.

  • Oil-free

  • Non-irritating

  • Fragrance-free

  • Dermatologist developed

    Available in 6 Shades:
    • Illuminator
    • Precious Pink
    • Natural Apricot
    • Silky Sable
    • Rare Rose
    • Pure Plum
    I've never been a big fan of Neutrogena skin products just because they've never worked for me, but I thought I'd give their cosmetic line the benefit of the doubt. Now I know their skin stuff works just the same as their makeup.

    Pros: I have the color "Natural Apricot 20" and it looks really pretty in the container. The product also has no smell, which I like.

    Cons: The attached brush is absolutely terrible. After shaking the container about 40 times, product actually starts to come out. But when I went to use it, this crappy brush spewed blush all over my face. There's no way to use this without the brush since it's attached, so I'm probably just going to end up throwing it out. The colors look absolutely NOTHING like they do on the Neutrogena Website.

    Spend your money on something else, this isn't worth it.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Christmas Wish List Part One

    I'm so excited that there's all the Christmas-y comericals on t.v now :). They make me feel so cozy and festive; I love this time of year so much. Now all we need is some snow... But until then, I've decided to make my list early (I'll probably make some more as I'm always changing my mind about what I want)
    I'll start off with lip products:
    -EOS Limited Edition Holiday Collection
    The packaging on these looks so cute, it's a perfect stocking stuffer. Plus the limited edition flavor Pomegranate Raspberry sounds SO good. I'm also hoping to get another Lemon Drop one (I accidentally put a huge dent it mine when I droped it) and the Summer Fruit to complete my collection.

    -NYX Fruit Basket Gloss
    These are so adorable, how could you not want them? Plus they're only $9 and I bet they smell amazing.

    -Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good to Go
    I saw that this was used on Kristen Stewart in her Twilight makeup breakdown, and I've wanted it since. Her lips are the perfect barely there color in the movie, so I hope it looks as good on me as it does on her.

    -MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Cherish
    I was actually looking into getting the shades Hue or Angel, but I saw swatches of them and they just aren't that appealing to me, plus Angel is a frost finish which I hate. Cherish looks a little too brown in the tube, but I love the swatches I've seen of it. So I'm hoping it'll be my perfect nude shade.

    -NYX Tinted Lip Spa
    All of the colors this comes in look absolutely gorgeous, but I think my top picks are Copacabana, Metador, and Jewel. These would be perfect to keep in my school bag so I can keep reapplying them during the day.

    -Chapstick Ultra Smooth
    I saw these in Target a while ago, and I just think they look so cute. I hope when I get these that it will redeem the Chapstick brand in my eyes after their terrible line of shimmer chapsticks.

    Next I'll do blush:

    -Coastal Scents 10 Piece Professional Blush Palette
    I don't like palettes for anything, they're just so bulky and a hassle, but I really think I'd get a lot of use out of this one. I only have 2 blushes at the moment, and really wanted the MAC ones, but for the price of one of those I can get 10 of these. A lot of these colors look good for contouring as well, which I really want to try. I've also been dying to get some products from Coastal Scents because I've heard they have some good stuff.

    -NYX Powder Blush in Red
    I either like my blush to be really natural or really bright, and when I saw this NYX blush in Red, I knew I had to have it. Also, the Cinnamon color is supposed to be really matte, so I may add that to my list, but I'm worried it may look a little orange.

    Moving on to eyes:
    -Sephora Collection Eye Primer Pot
    I was planing on getting the MAC primer, but apparently it has really terrible reviews? So I'd rather try this out knowing that I can return it without any problems.

    Ahh, nothing better than this time of year :)

    Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation

    I went to Sephora about a year ago and asked them for a good concealer to hide the dark spots on my face, and the woman recommended this. I actually don't think they carry Cargo products anymore? So that might make purchasing this again a little difficult, but If you're looking for a concealer with heavy coverage, I'd invest some time in trying to find this.

    Pros: It covers the dark spots on my face pretty well with in a couple of coats, and I never need to reapply, this concealer lasts all day. I've recently started using this as an eyeshadow primer, and it actually seems to work pretty well. The tube is huge and you get a ton of product so it will last such a long time; I've had mine for over a year and there's more than half the tube left.

    Cons: The product is really liquidy, so I like to put my powder on first and then put this on so it has something to stick to. With the little doe foot applicator I don't know how you could actually use this as a foundation? So Cargo should re-think their packaging, plus this silver tube is pretty ugly compared to other concealers. I also feel that the applicator spreads bacteria on my face when I use it to cover up acne, so they really should just have it be a squeeze out tube.

    This Cargo concealer is pretty pricey at $26, but if you're looking for something with multi purposes, this product is worth it.

    Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

    A pressed powder innovation, Dream matte Powder's ultra-fine formula delivers an amazing air-soft feel and silky texture.
    - Jet-milled into ultra-fine particles for an air-soft, ultra-silky texture
    - Revolutionary liquid binder ingredients provide cushiony smooth application
    - Formula ensures superior blendability for even application every time
    - Magically matches skin's texture, never dusts up or settles into lines

    For Best Results

    Apply Dream Matte Powder onto your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin with the provided puff using gentle downward strokes. Build coverage gradually.

    Pros: After I wash and moisturize my face it always looks shiny, and this powder makes it all completely matte, plus no matter how much I put on it doesn't seem to get cakey. The little swivel mirror is really handy for checking my face at school in case I need a touch up. I bought the color medium sand, and when I hold the compact up to my face it doesn't seem to match, but it does blend really well into my skin. This powder also sets my concealer really well, and it doesn't budge all day.

    Cons: There are tiny, tiny sparkles in the product, which is so irritating because it's supposed to be MATTE, and I don't know why you would want to have glittery foundation anyway? But they don't show up on my skin, so I guess it's not too much of a problem. The swivel mirror is nice, but the little puff that comes with it is completely useless, it makes the powder look cakey (but it is really soft).

    I've hit tin on this product, and I'll probably be getting another one as it's the best matte powder I've ever used, so I'd recommend trying it out.

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    O.P.I Nail Lacquer "Pink Before You Leap"

    I've actually had this polish for such a long time and never used it, but now I'm excited it's November and we're getting close to the holiday season, so I though I'd break it out. As I said before, I take a ceramics class so I need really good nail polish otherwise it just wont last, and that's why I'm starting to get into high end nail polishes; the N.Y.C. ones aren't cutting it anymore.

    Pros: So far it's stayed on my nails really well, no chipping or anything. I love the O.P.I bottles for some reason, I just think you get so much product so it justifies paying $8.50 for them, and the bottles look really elegant on my vanity. This polish dries so quickly I was surprised; after about 10 minutes my nails seemed to be totally dry. That undeniable nail polish-y smell isn't as bad with this brand as some of the others I've had, so I won't pass out from the fumes. The polish brush is also really wide, which makes getting your toes in a couple swipes really easy.

    Cons: The color looks so beautiful in the bottle, I wish it came out that way. I've put 3 coats on my toes, and the color is just so sheer it doesn't look like much from far away. But if you hold your nails in the light, they sparkle insanely.

    Please excuse the chipped nails, it was a long week.
    (This is 3 coats)
    It may not come out exactly like the bottle, but I still love this color and nothing beats the O.P.I quality.
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