Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Favorites...

Paul Mitchell 
Super Skinny Serum 


I just use the smallest amount of it on my ends and it really helps. 
If you get it near your roots it will make your hair look greasy, so be careful.

Cetaphil 
Moisturizing Cream 
For dry, sensitive skin


This is the best moisturizer. I don't have a dry spot on my face and it doesn't break me out. 
I use it twice a day.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick 
in Soft Nude

I wear this everyday to school and out. It matches every eye look I have on and it's easy.
I wouldn't wear it without a pink toned gloss on top though. 

Kathy Zeeland Purse 
Fifth Avenue Collection

I really love this purse. It's perfect for me.
I feel bad using it because I want to keep it new and clean.


And 1 miss...


I put this picture up because I threw them out. What's left is in my car.
This is the WORST of the WORST.
My lips peeled and stung for the longest time.
This is absolutely crap and not worth the $3-4 I paid.

I believe people only buy it because of the"cute"  packaging but there is nothing cute about chapped lips.
Ugh. 

Anyways, what were some of your favorites this month?  
Love M <3 





Saturday, February 26, 2011

Off topic: Lately..

This is my personal blog, so sometimes I will put posts up that are off topic, such as my personal life. If you don't like those type of things just skip them! 

Anyways, I got a new job. It's a project actually, but it will take me right until June..or May. I got the call yesterday along with a Congratulations. Which was a first, because I never got a "Congratulations", for a job before. Obviously, I cannot disclose the company name due to my privacy. But this I can tell you, it's for a fragrance type......company? LOL. I don't know what else to say. I was really excited about it yesterday afternoon, but then I had a bad night, so everything seems dull now.

Someone I truly love has let me down and lied to me about something very important to me. It's just very heart breaking when you find out. Sometimes people do that and that's life..and that's sad.

In other news, I lost 3 pounds... in 3 days. Just because I stopped drinking Pepsi. I am not overweight or trying to loose weight. But ever since I can remember I have had a serious caffeine addiction. The day before yesterday, I slept for 16 hours..all my energy is gone. I might take up drinking one cup of coffee a day. I have never been a fan though, so we'll see."Oh,but how can you sleep for 16 hours in the middle of the work week?", you ask. Well, due to my job, I get different projects from time to time so sometimes I end up with a lot of free time. It's a blessing really. But when I am not free, it's busy...crazy busy..the type of busy where when I come home from work I mange to shower..(because God knows I won't wake up early to do that)..and eat leftovers..standing up in the kitchen...and falling asleep with the T.V on with wet hair. And I repeat this cycle daily..for months... 

I was told, I would only have to work less than 20 hours a week to complete this project... so hopefully that will remain true. 

I am taking classes this semester, too. To upgrade my degree. I have all A's right now, which is a miracle because I half ass almost everything. I guess the professors half ass their grading, too then.
But this job, could not come at a worse time. My lack of energy and this depressing news about someone I love has really hit hard. 

I start Monday. Wish me Luck. 


Thursday, February 24, 2011

HONEST REVIEW: L'Oreal Pairs Magic Smooth Souffle!



BASICS:

Official Product Name: L'Oreal Pairs Magic Smooth Souffle 

Places to Purchase: Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, other drugstores. 

Price: $12.99 plus tax (may vary from store to store). I suggest buying at Wal-Mart or Target. 
CVS/Walgreens tend to have higher prices.
But buy it at CVS/Walgreens if they are on sale or having buy 1 get 1 free, or buy 1 get on 50% off and give one to a friend or your mom.

Amount of Product: 0.67 fl oz or 20 ml

Number of Times I Used this Product : 30+plus times

Description (According to L'Oreal): 
Creates a flawless, silky, even-toned finish. Apply it daily to achieve smooth, poreless perfection. 

Available Colors: Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory, Nude Beige, Natural Buff, Creamy Natural, Natural Beige, Buff Beige, Sand Beige, True Beige, Sun Beige, Classic Tan. 

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide. 
May Contain: CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/ Iron Oxides 

RUNDOWN:

PRO:
It is readily available in major retailers. 
CON:
For a "drugstore" foundation it is slightly more expensive than what we normally see.
PRO:
The packaging is unique and great in quality.
CON:
The packaging makes it more vulnerable to germs building up and ending up on your face, since you have to dip either your brush/fingers repeatedly back into the glass container to get the product out. 
PRO:
  You only need to use a small amount of product each time.
CON:
Since it is a "mousse" texture, it will emphasize the dry areas on your face.
PRO:
It blends easily.
CON:
There is a limited color selection.
PRO:
It has medium coverage.
CON:
You cannot build the foundation up to get more coverage because it will cake.
PRO:
It is pigmented enough to cover redness.
CON:
It doesn't last all day, without a great primer.
PRO:
It actually does give a pore-less complexion. 


Honestly, if you oily skin this foundation is for you. If you have dry skin or dry areas on your face make sure to use an excellent moisturizer. As with most drugstore foundations, you need to also have an excellent primer in order to make it last all day.  If you are just starting out with makeup in general or trying foundations for a first time , this is great for you because it blends easily. If you have problems with pores or redness this is also a great foundation to use. If you did not like the Maybelline Mousse line, you most likely will not like this either.

Would I purchase this again? The answer is No. Only, because I like cream or liquid foundations better for my skin. 

THING I CANNOT COMMENT ON:

 If this will break you out:
I have sensitive skin and it did not break me out, but will it break you out? 
I don't know because everyone has a different skin type, what you use as primer and how that interacts with the foundation, etc.

What I used to apply the foundation with:
It all depends on the person, if you have good foundation brushes and you know how to use them that is one thing or if you are better at using your hands, it all depends of what you are best at.


Hope this helps you. 
Much Love <3
M


Gifts for Guys!

I am in love. 
I have never in my life smelled something so beautiful and attractive than this cologne. 
It seriously melts me. 
I thought I'd share in case you have a man in your life with an upcoming birthday, anniversary, etc.
Cologne makes a great present, if you know the mans taste and so forth.
I cannot imagine anyone not liking this smell. 


It's the Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Collection 
Number 3!
Wow, poor choice in collection naming, but the smell makes up for it. 
I smelled a sample of this in my Cosmo magazine.. and I just fell in love.
It smells like rain...it's beautiful. 

I always have a hard time picking out gifts for guys, because God only knows what they want right?
But I will buy this for my boyfriend because the smell is AH-MAZZZZING! 

Anyways, let me know if you like "Beauty", things geared towards men and I'll try to include more tips on what to get them, etc. 

Much Love <3


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Innhits: Lipliners are the New Lipstick


1. Pick out a color, only one color. 
2. Outline your lips like you would normally. 
3. Then continue to fill in your lips.


4. Your lips should have a slight matte look to them at this point. Put a clear gloss on or pick out a gloss complimentary to the color of the liner.
And there you are. 

Extra tip: Be sure to apply lip balm before the process because it will make the application of the liner more easy.

Benefits: 
-Sometimes buying a lipliner costs less than a lipstick (depending on the brand).
-Lipliners last longer because of their consistency .
-You'll get defined, messy proof lips. 

Much Love <3 
M

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am homesick.....


This is Munich, Germany. I am not German, but this is were I spent my childhood. 
I miss Europe. The smell of the air, the people, the lifestyle...I do love the U.S, but the city life and busy school/work... situation..makes me homesick. I don't like Germany as much, but I can't post pictures of my home country since it's a small Country..and that's too much info for the internet. lol.

How is everyone tonight? I hope where ever you are right now, it's somewhere you want to be. 

Love <3 M

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fashion OUTS: Do not get caught wearing this in 2011!

WARNING!!! PLEASE READ:
I ALWAYS FEEL I HAVE TO SAY THIS BECAUSE I DO NOT...DO NOT WANT TO HURT ANYONES FEELINGS. JUST BECAUSE I LIST SOMETHING AS "OUT" AND YOU HAPPEN TO BE WEARING IT WHILE READING THIS OR HAD JUST HAULED TONS OF IT DOESN'T MEAN I AM RIGHT. IT'S JUST MY OPINION BASED ON WHERE I LIVE AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN THAT I BELIEVE IS OUT. I AM SORRY IN ADVANCE IF I UPSET YOU!

OUT:
#1: Owl Necklace...bracelet...earrings...whatever.




I don't know what this obsession with owls was or where it came from. I never got into it. And all those necklaces hit you right in the middle of the chest..so it looks like your breasts have owl eyes...looking for spectators? 

#2: Thin/Fat/Real/Fake Gold/Silver Bangles..



I don't care if it cost $1.00 USD or $1,000.00 USD. The sound they make is annoying and shows no originality since they almost come with every bracelet set in almost every store. I have just tons of these floating around and I never wear them. 

#3: Racer back tops..in whatever color/shape/form..




They just look so manly and unattractive. The racer back style originally came from sports wear. Since when did we decide that what we sweat and bleed in makes cute/flatting tops as well?

#4: The cropped...whatever that is..




Okay. I know these are really in right now. BUT! These do nothing to flatter your shape. If anything they make you look like a box cut out. The top makes your body look disproportionate. Even if you have the perfect body, it's just not cute. In my opinion. 


And men agree with me too, a friend was wearing one and our guy friends asked her where the rest of her top was? Or joked around, about the 80's calling wanting their top back.


All in good spirits though. 


#5: Tops with this...puff






  This is...just.... hideous....


#6: Floral/Fluffy ..Ruffle Skirts...





The "You are not a little girl anymore", quote I find myself repeating whenever I see GROWN women wearing what my 5 year old cousin would throw a tantrum over if my Aunt dared putting this on her. This looks like you took your Grandmas curtains and made a short skirt out of it.


#7: Tights...





Again, with the "You are not a little girl anymore." 
Tights are too tight, sometimes sheer. And it really annoys me that girls think just throwing something/anything over tights makes it an outfit. This is not the case. Sorry. 


#8: Flats...




It doesn't matter the brand/color/style ..or comfort.. if you are going to wear these you might as well wear crocks, too. 
They look so childish...we are grown people. 
Just because something was amazing when we were 7, doesn't mean it's amazing now... when we are most likely in our 20's-30's. 


Okay, that's it for now. Please, don't hate me. These are just my opinions, if you agree or disagree put a comment below. 
I will still like you regardless! Speak your mind! 


Much Love<3


January/February LOVE!!! Estee Lauder 18 Shadow Deluxe Pallet ...





From the top:
Ivory Slipper (Satin)
Enchanted Forest (Shimmer)
Wild Sable (Matte)


From top:

Silver Bell (Shimmer)
Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer)
Nude Fresco (Satin)


From the top:

Tranquil Moon (Satin)
Peacock Blue (Shimmer)
Berry Burst (Shimmer)


From the top:

Smoky Ember (Shimmer)
Sugar Biscuit (Satin)
Safari Green (Shimmer)


From the top:

Candy Crave (Satin)
Amethyst Spark (Shimmer)
Tempting Mocha (Shimmer)


From the top:

Polish Platinum (Shimmer)
French Vanilla (Satin)
Provocative Plum (Matter)

...all these colors are different from one another, even though my swatches were kinda lame. 
They are SUPER pigmented once you apply them to your lid and blend like a dream!!!

Sorry for the crappy pictures at the end. 

I love this pallet. I have been using it since I got it during the holidays.
Unfortunately, they are no longer sold. 
But I wanted to share the surprising quality of Estee Lauder..

I do believe you can buy the single colors ...

Will try next!

As you remember my first post on a pallet I love...


Victoria Secret's Metallic Eyes Pallet... 
for a look inside and swatches...


I also want to try the other more colorful pallets... 



Love <3 
M
What are some of your favorite pallets?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Favorite Nail Combo of the Month: Break from Glitter!


Base: Orly Nailtrition ...tiny bottle at Sally's Beauty Supply for $3.99
Color: N.Y.C in  Love Letters (don't know where I got it or price, or if it is still available)
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Mega Shine $5.97 at Wal-Mart/Target/Drugstores (Walgreens/CVS/Rite Aid)

The N.Y.C Nail Polish dries fast but you have to layer it at least 4 times to get pigmentation. I still LOVE the color because it's the perfect shade of baby pink. 

Anyways, it's Friday, hope you all have a great weekend and stay safe!
Love<3

Song for the weekend:



Thursday, February 17, 2011

BIRCH BOX ... FEBRUARY 2011! I'M HAPPY!!!


I AM SO HAPPY!
THINGS INSIDE:
BARE MINERALS VOLUME MASCARA
 -NARS ORGASM ILLUMINATOR
-POMEGA5 GREEN TEA  MOISTURIZER
-BEFINE ALMOND SCRUB ..I THINK?
-AND A SWEET TREAT!

I SAW OTHER PEOPLES BIRCHBOX AND I THOUGHT "OH, GOD I REALLY WANT THIS AND THIS..I HOPE I GET IT, ETC I HOPE THEY KNOW ME" 
AND THEY DO!!!
I GOT EXACTLY EVERYTHING I WANTED...
THE SAMPLE OF POMEGA5 IS AMAZING! SINCE THE FULL SIZE (ONLY 1.7 FLO OZ) IS ALMOST $60.00 

I WAS ALSO ON THE SEARCH FOR A GOOD NATURAL SCRUB AND LOOK WHAT I GOT!
AND I ALSO HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TRY A BARE MINERALS MASCARA & LOOK WHAT I GOT!

BIRCHBOX IS MAGICAL!!!

IT'S ONLY $10.00 A MONTH FOR DELUXE SIZE SAMPLES! 
THE BRANDS ARE HIGH END AND AMAZING QUALITY!
I AM SUPER HAPPY!

PLUS YOU GET POINTS FOR REVIEWING THE PRODUCTS YOU GOT.
COLLECT THE POINTS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME TO EARN A DISCOUNT ON YOUR  FULL SIZE PURCHASES. 
PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON THE FULL SIZE ITEMS YOU GOT IN YOUR BOX!

WWW.BIRCHBOX.COM 

THIS IS JUST AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
WHAT AN AMAZING MIDDLE OF THE WEEK TREAT!

<3 


I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH BIRCHBOX AT ALL. 
I PAID FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION WITH MY OWN MONEY.