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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



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