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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Easy Navy Smokey Eyes!!!

Hi lovelies!  Today I filmed a new video for my youtube channel, and it shows you how to achieve a really simple and inexpensive navy blue smokey eye.  Navy is a great alternative to the typical black, brown, or gray smokey eye....although they are equally fierce! :)  To view the video, just visit  Hope you enjoy, and for other makeup looks and live tutorials, visit my youtube channel!  It's!

Products Used:
Revlon Photoready foundation in Nude
Maybelline Superstay concealer in Light
EFL HD powder
NYC Blushable Creme Stick in South St Seashell
Rimmel Natural bronzer in Sundance

NYX Jumbo pencil in Slate
NYX shadows in Atlantic, True Taupe, Aloha
Sally Girl shadow in Midnight
Loreal Extra Intense Liquid Eyeliner pencil in Black
Maybelline The Falsies mascara
Ardell demi lashes
WnW brow pencil in Taupe

Mac lipstick Viva Glam V
NYX Megashine lipgloss in Smokey Look

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pretty Coral Plum Eyes

Hi girls!  I'm back with another makeup look for you!  This color combo was a total accident, but I really love how they work together.  The products I used are a mix of drugstore and department store, but just use whatever similar shades you have, and your look will turn out great!

Here is a list of products and some pics!

Products Used:
Loreal True Match foundation in Warm Beige
Maybelline Superstay concealer in Light
Benefit Erase Paste concealer in Fair
Maybelline Dream Matte powder
ELF contouring bronzer
NYX blush in Terra Cotta

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Revlon cream shadow from Not Just Nudes palette
WnW shadow in Penny
Mac shadow in Trax and Sketch
NYX shadow in White Pearl
Highlight color from WnW Vanity palette
WnW gel liner in Black
Loreal Extra Intense Liquid Liner pencil
Maybelline The Falsies mascara
Revlon Defining lashes
WnW brow pencil in Taupe

Revlon Fairest Nude lipstick

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Urban Decay Review

Hi makeup gals! :)  So about a month or so ago I saw that Urban Decay was on sale on  I've been a member of that site for quite some time, but never ordered anything.  In case you don't know what hautelook is, it's a website that sells high end and designer products for really reduced prices.  I got a great deal on some things from Urban Decay, and I thought I would review them on here for you and tell you whether or not I would buy them for full price (remember, I'm a cheap-o lol).  So here is a pic of the products I purchased:

Before I begin my review, I'll first tell you what the products are, the original price, and the discounted price on the website.
From the left:
1. Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lipgloss in Julio
    Original price: $19
    Discount price: $5

2. Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow in Purple Haze
    Original price: $17
    Discount price: $5

3. Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer in Body Guard
    Original price: $30
    Discount price: $10

So...yeah...that's pretty much an unbeatable deal, right?  I was super excited.  If  you purchase from hautelook, I will warn you...shipping takes forever.  I had heard that from other people as well.  I ordered   the products at the beginning of the month, and it arrived like 3 weeks later.
  So, we'll start off with a review of the tinted moisturizer.  Here is a pic of some of the product on my hand:

Now of course, it won't be this opaque when you spread it across your skin, but this is just to give you an idea of the consistency.

Now I'm going to show you a pic of me with absolutely no makeup on so that you'll be able to see the true coverage of the product.  Here goes:

Now here is a pic of me with just the tinted moisturizer on, no concealer or any other products.
As you can (hopefully) see, it did help to further even out my skin tone and reduce the darkness under my eyes.  Of course my flaws still need extra concealing, but for a tinted moisturizer I think this is pretty good.  Just to show you how well it works with concealer and powder, here is a pic of my finished face.
Bottom line: Would I pay full price for this product?  *Sigh* I'm all about saving money.....I can't justify paying $30 for a tinted moisturizer.  I just can't do it.  A high end foundation....maybe.  I do really love this product, and I would absolutely repurchase it.....but only if it's on sale. :)

Next I got a really pretty purple eyeshadow called Purple Haze.  It has good pigmentation and blends soooo easily!  It can be worn sheered out, which creates a bright fuschia shade.  Or it can be layered to get the shade you see in the pan.  Here is a swatch for you:

Here I have this shade applied to my crease area.

Bottom line: Awesome awesome shadow.  I love it!  But again, I'll just wait to catch the shadows on sale.  Even MAC eyeshadows are cheaper than $17! :)

Ok, last and least is the Pocket Rocket lipgloss.  I do have to say that the packaging is adorable.  Each shade has a different little guy on the lid and if you turn it a certain way, he goes from being fully clothed to being in his underwear! Lol...kinda funny.  The shade I have is called Julio and it's a white/clear color with beautiful tiny glitters in it.  It's a gorgeous lipgloss, has a nice texture, and looks really pretty on the lips.  However, I can't stand to wear it because of the smell.  Omg.  My friend, Kristen, helped me to pinpoint the smell of this lipgloss.  Imagine the scent of burnt marshmallows.  It's just really really bad, and I totally can't even bear it.  I was so disappointed.  I can't say that all of these lipglosses smell this way, because this is the only one I've ever tried.  But yeah, I would definitely pass on this.  I couldn't even find anyone to give it to because they couldn't handle the smell either!  But just to show you how pretty it really is, here is a swatch of it on my hand and also one on my lips.

Haha....threw that last one in there for ya. :)
Bottom line: I don't think you even have to ask.
Even though some are hits and some are misses, here is a pic of all the products working together to get the final look:
I hope you found this review helpful!  Thanks so much for reading!!!