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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simply Naturals Haul and Swatches

After seeing some videos on this brand, I just had to get my hands on them!
I saw how vibrant they were... they're large selection.. AND their INSANE prices! :)
Every girls dream, right?
To have lovely make up at a super low price! :)

SIMPLY NATURALS.. It is a mineral shadow. Mineral shadows are AWESOME because there are soo many uses for it.
In time, I would love love love to have all the colors in their collection. :)
I just love it!


the packages came tightly sealed and labeled with the colors

(razzmatazz [matte], blueberry [matte], coal black [matte])

(goldenrod [shimmer], fern [matte], teal [shimmer], citrus [matte], wine [matte])

(Flesh [matte], sunflower [matte], butterscotch [shimmer], plum tree [shimmer-reflects]

You should totally check it out! :)
avail here:

Pressing Mineral Shadows- Updated / Review

So- I recently got the Coastal Scents EZ PREZ Pressing Medium.
I WAS entirely excited to get this product because I had so many shadows to press and I couldn't even really use my MAC palettes b/c of all the mess I had from various shadows. Seeing how it's used and it's claim of effectiveness, I was hoping that I'd get clean up the mess.

First thing:
-When I first got it, I immediately noticed the packaging. The packaging is different than it used to be. It used to be in this nifty little glue bottle container, now it's in one of those $1 bottles that you can get from Target. Sure, I suppose that they needed to decrease the product quality b/c of supply and demand.. and having to spend less money in order to produce more. Whateves, I wasn't too thrilled with the packaging because that seems to be the cause of problems: A, B, C, etc.

-As the package wasn't one thing, it came in a ziplock bag. I understand the basis, which did work... SORT OF. ...1/3 of the product came out of the bottle, leading it floating around in its own product, sitting in the baggie. I was more than disappointed with how it came in this condition. It came 1/3 empty b/c of spilled product DUE to the packaging opening. I wasn't too too erked because I managed to use a suction of some sort to collect what was in the bag back into the bottle; however, it is still frustrating.

-Not only is it lame to have a liquid product to open... and to have it sitting in a bag with it's own stuff... but, like most things, it getting all over the place. The bag wasn't THAT much effective. It still managed to seep within the box, and spreading it to the other stuff. (the other bag of pressing medium, as well as the sample they gave, which was glitter...)

-This product, not only spreading.. is OILY! SO, I'm even more annoyed that it's an oily substance going all over the place. MESSY MESSY SITUATION. 0_0

-It's oily and I'm sure that's what binds the loose shadow together, which works awesome. I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome of the shadow.
*TIP: Don't overdo putting the medium into your shadow because it will waste the product, as well as the shadow b/c you're just going to muddy it up.

The After math?
-It's been about 2 weeks to a month since I've pressed my shadows with this medium.. So far, so good. I haven't had anymore oil rise up because we do have it absorb into the cloth when pressing it afterwards. The texture of the shadow itself is creamy, not messy and loose, and it also appears to be even more vibrant compared to it before.

The product gets a 4/5
the packaging gets 2/5

You can get this product on Coastal Scents..

"Mini Gig" Look

Hey there-So I'm going to update this.
Hehe.. in this video I discuss, for the most part, how I got this "gig".

How did it feel?
-I am totally stoked that I had the opportunity to try out my skills on someone else.. and totally thrilled that they enjoyed my look.
I'm really glad that they liked it.. :)
I just hope that I will get another change to continue this.. b/c i just love doing it. :)

MAC-Melon pig
120 palette:
-Deep, shimmery purple
-Shimmery black
-matte white
HIP black cream liner
Define a lash *She used her mascara-sanitation purposes*

NYC loose powder: Naturally Beige
*she used Bare Minerals (mineral veil and warmth bronzer)
LDL Bronzer
Blush-Blushing Blossom?

HIP gloss

Valentine's Day Look #3

This is a late post, but this is my Vday look #3, but also a quick and easy school look.

Primer (UDPP)
MAC-Bare study p/p
Jane bejeweled quad #4: white, dark purple
Black eyeliner
Maybelline define-a-lash


Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's Day Look #2

Here's my SECOND Valentine's Day Look..
Hopefully it's better than the other one. :)
-I didn't edit the video yet... I did make a tutorial on this... so hang tight for that one-
I recently purchased some new MAC shadows as well, so I wanted to incorporate a look using these colors, which led me to another V-day look! :)
I really hope you girlies like it!!! :) :)

(Pix are below as usual)

MAC: Gorgeous Gold (Veluxe Pearl)
MAC: Passionate (matte)
MAC: Silver Ring (VP)
MAC: Shroom (satin)
Victoria Secret: Beauty Rush-Twinkled Pink
HIP black cream liner
Caboodles glitter

Clean and Clear Moisturizer: Morning Glow
EDM: Olive Medium-Intensive Foundation

beauty rush: Red delicious

Valentine's Day Look #1

Hey all, so.. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
As we know, there is only 1 day left of January and there's a lot of buzz of what to wear for that "special" day. hahaha. I made this look inspired by Valentine's Day colors. You know, the reds, pinks, purples, etc. ...The girly colors.
Then, I also added a heart to just be a tad bit more festive and girly :)
-It would also be nice if it were a heart sticker or something. :)
...Let your imagination and creativity run wild
Hope you like the look
(pix below)

MAC: Bare Study paint pot
120 palette
-shimmery silver
-matte hot pink
-matte deep pink
-matte violet
-shimmery white
HIP black cream liner
define-a-lash mascara

120 palette:
-matte red
-shimmery red
Caboodles glitter

Feeling Blue: Should I make a tutorial?

Hey all, so.. yeah, I'm trying to catch up on these blogs.
I know I said that I was going to try to keep up to date with these, but I tend to just shoot em all out at the same time!

In any case, I tried to do this look in a tutorial, but I didn't like how it the video and overall the whole look a lot.. I took pix and such, just for documentation sake.
Should I give this look another shot and kind of tweak it a lil bit? Tutorial worthy?
I don't know..
(I also had crimped my hair)

UDPP/TFSI (whichever)
Maybelline cream shadow quad: light blue
120 palette:
-light blue
-medium blue
-deep blue
HIP black cream liner
Define-a-lash mascara

Cover girl foundation- 240 beige?
Clean and Clear concealer
Studio fix NC43
LDL "bronzer"

Playing with Make Up ;)

So, as usual, I was roaming youtube and watching my favorite gurus.
I saw Fafinettex3's video, you know, the one with Sketch and Shale? Yea. that one!
I thought that this is would be an awesome look for me to try out since I have both these colors! I've had Mac-shale eyeshadow for awhile, but I just ignored it for some odd reason. So yea, I have reason to use it now! :)
This is how it came out...
should I do a tutorial/video response on this?

TFSI (Too faced shadow insurance)
MAC: shale
MAC: sketch
MAC: Vanilla
HIP Black cream liner
Maybelline define-a-lash mascara

Later on, after playing around with it.. and adding onto it just for kicks. I also had bought a 26 palette from coastal scents and played with it too.. this is what it became! :)
Here's what I added on:

26 palette from CS:
-a gold
-a dirty gold
More HIP black liner

Wet N' Wild: Cream Rose/Rosy Illuminating Glo


Sephora Glitter l/s #?

lol, the day that I did this video.. I felt like I needed a hair cut. So, me and my crazy self... decided to cut my own hair.
I just ended up trimming my hair... and creating many many layers, to create chunkiness and choppy volume. My hair was sooo poofy that I wanted it to be choppy with layers, but not like a blob of puff.
Here's is what the back sorta looks like:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ben Nye Rainbow Eyes

Hey all,
I wanted to do a look heading into Spring and incorporating my Ben Nye Shadows, which are more vibrant and very Spring appropriate. :)

Enjoy! Hope you like it!

Face: *from the Foundation Application video*
Clean and Clean Morning Burst facial cleanser
Eurecin SPF Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Relief Gel
CG Naturally Beige-240 Liquid foundation
CG/Clean and Clear concealer-light
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC43
LDL Bronzer/Blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Palette:
-Sun Yellow
-Royal Blue
HIP Black Cream liner
CG Lash Blast

Burts Bees-Pomegranate (Before video)
NYX- Iris
ELF- Fairy Light lipgloss


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