May 23, 2010

The Summer List

Even though my last post was about summer, I really wanted a complete list of what makes me feel like summer has fully arrived. I won't post photos, but just Google any of the products if you need an image.

For Body:

  • Coppertone ultraGuard Continuous Spray SPF 15 (Broad Spectrum UVB/UVA Protection Sunscreen)
  • Coppertone Dry Oil Continuous Spray SPF 10
  • Bath and Body Works Tahiti, Sweetie Body Lotion with Monoi Oil
    • This smells heavenly and is so moisturizing. I run out so quickly with the small size. I'm so glad they made a larger size!

  • Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena Fragrance Mist
  • L de Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum
    • So I lied. I have to include this photo:
  • Sephora's Description: "L, the second perfume from designer Lolita Lempicka, embodies an ancient mariner myth, with the sea for a background and a mermaid for a mistress. The woman who wears it is untamed and precious, free and elusive. The scent itself is a passionate combination of everlasting flower, bitter orange, cinnamon, vanilla and precious woods. And like a treasure recovered from the deep, the aquamarine, heart-like jewel of a bottle is caught in a golden net." 
  • Johnson Kids No More Tangles Detangling Spray in Strawberry Sensation
    • Divine!
  • Sunsilk Waves of Envy Sea Mist
  • Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexions Daily Facial Moisturizer UVA/UVB SPF20
  • Olay Complete All Day Moisture Cream SPF 15 in Combination/Oily
  • Maybelline Pure in Classic Ivory
  • E.L.F. Contouring Blush/Bronzer Duo
  • Revlon Colorstay Mineral  Bronzer in Golden Bronze (I wear it as a blush!)
  • NYX Creme Rouge in Boho Chic
  • MAC paintpot in Bare Study
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils in Covet (peacock green), Binge (navy), and Corrupt (dark brown)
    • keep in mind that many drugstore brands such as Covergirl and Milani have dupes for these pencils now!
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in Dark Brown
It's very important not to wear lip gloss when you will have long, exposure to the sun, because the gloss actually amplifies the sun's rays, making your lips vulnerable to sun damage and even cancer.
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Indian Summer
  • BonneBell LipSmacker in Strawberry (I've always thought these were called smackers?)
And the number one thing: Water!

FTC: I bought all these products, not paid by or affiliated with any companies, blah blah blah

May 15, 2010

If I Could Only Use 5 Products This Summer....

If I could only use five product this summer, these would be what I would choose:

Maybelline Pure Makeup

This product give light to medium coverage. I really like it because it is a foundation ( I think), but it feels even lighter than my Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer. I have used this product since seventh grade, and I always come back to it in the summer. I just feel so clean and fresh when I wear it on my face, and I always look refreshed even on hot, awfully humid days.

NYX Creme Rouge in Boho Chic

I love this product so much- all seasons of the year. It looks so healthy and feels so good. 
See my full review here.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt

Image Source: Makeup Geek

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyepencil in Bourbon

(Image Source: Polyvore)

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown

I always come back to this mascara. It just works so well on my eyelashes, and the black brown is natural and dramatic enough at the same time!


Wow! I haven't posted anything in so long. I am so so sorry. I have been through a terribly busy few weeks. First, I had a major project to do, then my computer kept messing up where I couldn't access the internet, and on top of all that I had a horribly busy weeks of play practice and the weekend of performances to complete. I was at school from 8:30 AM when school started until 9 or 10 at night when play practice ended every single night for like 2 1/2 weeks straight. Then I had to gear up again for my AP exam this past Friday (death  on paper).

While I was gone however I did accumulate a few products:

The products from my Coastal Scents order-
Metal Mania Palette

Well...It's not that it isn't a good product. It is. But after reading all the hype online and lusting after it for so long, its arrival was almost bittersweet. The colors are pigmented, but not the easiest to work with. For me, they don't blend well and don't transfer very well from brush to eye. Staying power is good. But I was expecting a little more because of all the hype. However, don't let these judgments influence your opinion of the other more famous palettes. Please remember this one has a different finish, and thus, is not the same.

Here are my favorite shades:

<<<<(this one especially)

Overall, I'm pleased with the product, but I don't think I'll be buying another eyeshadow palette from C.S. I really like palettes where you choose the colors, so the idea of pre-selected colors doesn't really float my boat. One last note, I was unaware of how small each eyeshadow is. I (for some reason) thought they were only slightly smaller than regular eyeshadows, but they are actually the size of a dime. Whether that's a pro or con, you can decide.

And (here) you have seen the eyeliner I ordered and requested a swatch:

It's a little darker than the swatch shows, but it is somewhat sheer. It is not super bold or very noticeable. However I did try this as an eyeshadow base, and it was so amazing! The color was beautiful and buildable (so it will be as an eyeliner too), and it didn't budge all day. It was better than my UDPP. So I love it, and I really want to get the gel liner in these colors too: Gold Bliss, Feline, Indigo Blue, and Truffle. They all look so pretty. These liners feel so lovely and soft, like what Maybelline Dream Mousse should feel like but doesn't :). 

From the drugstore, I picked up a few hair products:

Ellin Lavar Textures Reconstruct Masque
I have tried this once, and it didn't seem to do anything. But I'm going to try it a few more times before passing a judgment.

Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

If you've ever read a beauty blog, you've probably heard someone talk about this. This is a quickly rising drugstore product. It smells really good and definitely protects hair well against all kinds of heat damage. And the design of the nozzle makes it so easy to spray as a opposed to the classic spray bottle styles.

And for my Ulta Rewards, I picked up the NYX Jumbo Pencil (I'm obsessed with these) in Yogurt

It's a really pretty color, and it makes a nice base or simple eyeshadow. It's slightly chromatic and flashes between matte pink and gold pink. It's just lovely. The next one of these on my wish list is in Lavender.

And I went to the Dollar Tree and saw these makeup brushes by Donna Michelle. Being in the Dollar Tree, I assumed they would be horrible quality, but I had to feel them anyway. This eyeshadow brush is so soft, and great quality. I really really like it, and for a dollar, you can't refuse it. The other style brushes weren't as nice. 

Once again, I'm sorry for being away so long. As the school year is wrapping up, I should be getting more and more time, and I am redevoting myself to this blog. Please stay tuned, and thank you for those who have stayed loyal through the hiatus.


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