Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Recent Faves (minus lipsticks thatll be its own post :) )

Here are my most reached for products some are only as of recently (the month of november) Some are all time.  I literally love all of these products. The fresh lip treatments are amazing, they are so moisturizing for your lips. A bit pricey but totally worth it. The only thing I dont like about it is the shade passion. Its horrible for me. I use it at night time before bed only.

Nars Sheer Matte Foundation in syracuse
Nars tinted moisturizer in annapurna
Smashbox Shades of Fame palette (very good pigment, very smooth. I usually only use urban decay shadows but this has really impressed me)
Rimmel eyebrow pencils in dark brown and hazel
Urban Decay primer potions in sin and original
Fresh lip treatments, right now sephora online has a set with a mini lip scrub good value check it out!
Makeup Forever HD concealer in 345
Benefit Erase Paste in med under eye only for brightening and I always use it with...
London Soho NY beauty blender dupe its amazing and only 7.00 at cvs/walgreens ( just get it wet then squeeze all the water out and start blending. It is sooo good for blending concealers etc
Nars blot powders in mountain and beach I use beach under my eye area only
Stila waterproof liquid liner. Best liner hands down. It doesnt budge and I have super oily skin and lids. It stays allllll day long. Its soo good and I wont use any other after finding it.
Stila all over shimmer
Nars casino bronzer
Nars blush in dolce vita

The lipsticks I have been using a ton are gonna be a separate  post. I just need to take some pictures with them on were also moving this week so Itll be a bit busy! Ill try to get it up soon!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Work Look Of the Day

I snapped a few pics before work today. I didnt have as much time as I did yesterday and I didnt wear lashes but my lashes look really long still thanks to my buxom mascara again! I didnt wear lipstick in any of these pictures just the fresh clear lip treatment (which I love) Sooo the Makeup Forever translucent powder and the flash on cameras dont work to well together. I have a white cast under my eyes on some of the photos due to the translucent powder.

Murad oil mattifier
Urban Decay pore minimizing primer
Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Syracuse
Nars blot powder in Mountain and Beach 
Makeup Forever Hd concealer 
MUFE translucent powder
Nars Blush in Dolce Vita
MUFE powder in #17 for contour

Urban Decay smoked palette I used mushroom, asphalt, kinky, and blackout
MUFE #17 
Urban Decay Naked palette virgin
Stila waterproof liquid liner 
Buxom Amplified mascara
rimmel eyebrow pencil in dark brown and the shade right below dark brown

Fresh lip treatment in clear

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Look for the day! Work Flow

I didnt have to be at work till 6pm tonight! I loved it! I got plenty of time with my babies and had time to do my makeup fun. I normally have to sacrifice one or the other. Since my babies mean more to me than makeup I usually just do something quick easy and natural looking. Today though I had plenty of time to have fun with it! I watched a video on youtube that inspired the eye. Ill link it here .  I took pictures before I left for work and then I also took pictures when I got home from work about 5 hours later. Im pleased with all my primers and products! Everything but my lipstick stayed in place! The pictures after work are at the bottom.  I didnt use any filters or fixes to these pictures so please excuse my pores!

Murad oil control
Urban Decay primer
Nars Sheer Matte in Syracuse
Benefit Erase Paste in Med
Nars powder in Mountain
Nars powder in Beach under eye area only
Makeup Forever translucent powder under eye only
Makeup Forever shadow in #17 for contour
Nars blush in Dolce Vita

Urban Decay primer potion original
UD shadow in Evidence
UD shadow in blackout
Stila waterproof liquid liner
Buxom Mascara
Lashes off ebay from japan
Smashbox matte shadow in a creme color under brow

I used nars powder in beach on top of a nude/coral lipgloss. (not a good idea I hated it)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Buxom Amplified Mascara. BEST MASCARA EVER!

I am always on the search for a good mascara because my lashes are short and I dont have many to work with. Since Ive been working at sephora now Ive purchased 3, Ive already purchased a ton before I started working and this is by far the best. Buxom Amplified Mascara. I learned doing this that my camera doesnt take good close up shots but you get the gist of it. I look like I have no eye lashes without mascara and with this mascara I suddenly have awesome lashes. The top of the mascara bottle has a little twist thing that you turn and it lengthens the wand, you turn it the other way and it shortens it. Its supposed to add definition when shorter and length when longer. I always just use it lengthened on top and shortened for lower lashes. Its amazing.

mascara is only on the top left lashes

no mascara sorry its blurry horrible camera :/

mascara is on top left lashes only

mascara is on both sides top and bottom lashes

Mascara is on top and bottom

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A few amazing (and not so amazing) discoveries since Ive began working at Sephora...

one... Kat Von D foundation is amazing for women of color.
two.....benefit they're real mascara is def a good one.
three....makeup forever HD foundation is horrible. as well as the MUFE primer....my face looked a hotmess...I have yellow based super oily skin.
four....Nars Sheer Matte has to be my all time favorite foundation. hands down.
five....I highly advise you don't put testers on your face in stores......you have no idea how many ppl come through and use them straight out of the bottle, from mascara to lipgloss to creams etc...
six.....although I do love the brands Sephora sells.... I do not like sephora brand brushes....
seven....Urban Decay remains my favorite eyeshadows...
eight....Too Faced lip injection is def more potent than Buxom plumping glosses. I literally watched a girl try one on her top lip and the other on her bottom and her top looked like she had lip injections a few min later. It was crazy.
nine........UD 24/7 liquid liner is no joke! I put some on my hand showing a client the color, and literally HOURS later and tons of hand washes and sanitizing and that line was still on my hand! Its crazy! The applicator brush sucks but its contents are no joke.

ten...if you wear cover fx its 25 percent off in the stores because its getting new packaging so nows the time to buy it up if thats your brand.

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Hair Loves! Oyin Hair Dew and Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter

I finally ordered oyin hair dew!! It smells amazing! Very sweet smelling. Sort of like honey or syrupy. I love it though. Its not very thick, id say its sort of similar to giovanni direct leave in in terms of texture and thickness. Ive been using it on days 2, 3, 4, etc of wash n gos to keep them moisturized. I dont think I'd be able to use it alone on day 1. I probably wouldnt try that during these colder months, especially now with the color in my hair. I will def repurchase this product though. In fact I will probably buy the bigger size next time, that would be my on con with it is that its so small! I know it shows how big it is online but I didnt realize it would be so small! I took a few pictures to show you the size of it compared to my hand and a bottle of hand soap. you can purchase it here oyins site. I purchased the 8.4 oz size because the next size up wasnt available then. (bottom pictures are my twist out with the camille rose butter, other pictures are old wash n gos with the hair dew as my refresher.

The Next product that I bought was Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter. This product is amazing. Ive used so far for when I twist my hair ( duh hence the name :p) and to remoisturize a wash n go. Its a very creamy consistency, its thicker than the dew, a little of this would go a long way. It made my hair really soft and smelled so good. It has a cakey type of scent. I would repurchase this one as well. I purchased this at ave you. I love their site. Fast quick cheap shipping and they always have coupon codes.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ive been soo busy!

Sorry for my lack of post recently. Ive been so busy! I thought I was already out of a laptop even though we just got this one due to the fact my 2 year old son stuck a quarter in the cd drive...however after not being able to sleep tonight I googled it on my phone and got the bright idea to simply turn it on its side and give it one good shake and voila! out fell the quarter. No need for the apple store techs :) I've started working this week, I had my hair recolored since my last post and I LOVE IT pics soon to come. I also have some recent lipstick purchases I wanted to show everyone, perfect fall and winter colors. I've purchased a few new hair products, camille rose twisting butter and oyin hair dew. Curl Junkie repair me is on its way as well. So hair post will be coming up soon too! Talk to you all soon! <3

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Updated Pics Of My New Color (curly hair this time)

I can never last long with flat ironed hair. I was starting to feel uncomfortable with my color being so much lighter so I decided to go back to curly. First I did a pre poo with coconut oil let that sit on my hair for about 40 min, then washed it tressame naturals low sulfate shampoo, put tressame naturals moisturizing conditioner in it, left that in, added some unrefined coconut oil on top then kinky curly curling custard and my hair is SOFT! My curls are even falling so much better since she cut it! I like it SO much better curly!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Hair Color!

So I decided today I wanted my hair colored and an hour later I was sitting in a chair getting it colored. Impulsive shouldve been my middle name. I have 16 tattoos that came about that exact same way.
I digress.
So I wasnt too worried about getting it done because my hair is really healthy at the moment. I dont use heat often at all. The only chemicals on my hair were the last two inches which was from april 2011 when I had a twa. The nice part was that the color that was on my ends was never touched! No color needed to be put on my ends except where I got highlights because she matched the color perfect. I was so happy with that. I like the color but its gonna take a little while for me to get used to it. Its a drastic change for me. The pictures I took do it no justice...its light! Ill be taking a lot more once its back to curly. She cut about an inch off and evened it out some. I still have about 4 inches to grow before I get where I want it to be. Part of me feels like it needs something. Some sort of color added to it for more dimension. I do like it though. I walked into the salon and everyone watched me lol my hair was BIG with no product. I love peoples faces when I first come in the salon and they tend to watch the entire time I get my hair done. As if some magnificent feat is being accomplished. The stylist watching keep saying to the stylist doing my hair " good job" or " your doing so good!" as if they are giving her mini pep talks. When I left the lady at the desk told me I had enough hair for 4 people haha. They have no clue how big my hair is when its longer than now! This is nothing! I was very happy with the girl who did my hair though. She was a champ. She did a good job and I have a feeling it was her first time doing my type of hair.She was super nice too. So here ya go! Lots of pics :) I had it done a few hours ago so i think it may tone done some in a few days. The flat ironed picture is right after I left the salon, the curled pictures are once I got home. I added some curls so I wont have much to do in the morning since itll be an early one.

with flash hence the shine.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My All Time Favorite Shower Cleaner!

I found this on pinterest a while back and I have been hooked every since! It makes for the cleanest most sparkling showers ever! I even spray down the shower curtain liner with it and it makes it look brand new without even having to take a rag or shower brush cleaner to it! Just spray it down with water and your done! The shower walls and bathtub I usually spray it on and leave it for about an hr you can do less time if you want but I like to leave it. I then go back in with a cleaning brush and cleaning rag and I start scrubbing, It makes it look SO clean and it literally shines after. I use 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of Dawn dish soap. The blue one. I put that in a spray bottle and I use that for both of our bathroom tubs and showers. I used to warm up the white vinegar for about 1 min in the microwave but I havent noticed a difference from when I dont so...I dont think you need to! Happy Cleaning!

The Best Pancakes EVER! Very Kid Friendly!

Growing up I used to HATE pancakes. It was the only thing my dad could cook and he'd only make them every once in awhile but he'd force us to all sit at the table and eat tons of them. I HATED them. My husband as since changed my mine towards them. He has always doctored them up with things and it has made a world of difference! Our son loves them as well so a couple times a week I make these for him and I. Its just Bisquick, blueberries (sometimes strawberries), cinnamon, and sugar. I usually just do 2 cups Bisquick, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs for the bisquick part. I then add about a tablespoon of sugar, and I have a cinnamon sugar mix that I got at the grocery store I add also. I usually add it to the mix and then again on top of the pancakes. I just add a few shakes to the mix before pouring it in the pan so its not toooo much. Just use your judgement on whats too much or too little for your taste buds. Once done I top them off with butter, syrup, and whipped cream :) A family staple and favorite!