14 September 2014

5 Facts About Me


I was thinking of another post to put up and I thought it would be quite fun to do a post on 5 things you may not have known about me. I thought I'd do this just so you can get a feel for the writer behind this blog.

#1. I like to do archery. I've wanted to do archery for a good.. half my life. Long story short, I developed a fascination for it when I was younger (Way before Katniss Everdeen ;) ) and have always wanted to try it out. Almost a year ago my friend and I decided we were just going to go off and try it out. We went to an archery range and fell in love with the sport. I'm still learning the ups and downs of it but over all I always have a great time when I get to do it. Now I think we're just saving up for our own equipment.

#2. I'm double jointed on one of my thumbs. This is usually the type of thing that grosses people out but I find it pretty funny. It's not one that bends back all the way, just the one that clicks out of place. (Sorry for that visual if you're squeamish haha.) I forget about it most of the time but it's fun to show people when I do remember about it.

#3. I'm not too shabby at sketching. I really like to just sit and draw something and watch how it develops from lines being connected to an actual picture. Now, I'm not the best at drawing but I really am happy with what I've finished. My type of sketching is more cartoonish rather than realistic. I do also have the pretty good paints and some equipment for that, I'm just learning more about the different ways and techniques to use it for a painting.

#4. Two places that I would love to travel to and visit are England and Spain. Besides some personal reasons, these two places attract me the most. I want to go and enjoy their culture, people, towns, places to dine and of course shopping! I love the style there so shopping is a must for me!

#5. I'm afraid of elevators. It's not as bad to the point were I can't go in one no matter what, but there are times when I have more anxiety in certain elevators rather than others. I would try to avoid them as much as I can and if I had to go on one, I'd prefer the one where they're glass so if I got stuck someone could help haha. I even had a bad dream about being in an elevator once. They aren't my favorite thing in the world.

Well there you have it, 5 facts you didn't know about me. It was really fun to make this post and have you guys get to know me a little bit. I think I could definitely throw in these posts every once in a while for my blog to spice it up a bit. If you have any post recommendations please let me know.

What are 5 fun facts about you?

Thanks for reading!


09 September 2014

Top 5 Favorite Lip Products


I don't have many lip products but I thought I'd share with you the top 5 lip products that I own.

#1. My favorite everyday lip product is MAC's Crème D'Nude. I love me some nude lips and I think I've had two these already. It's a cremesheen lip product and it moisturizes my lips quite a bit. In my opinion it's the perfect nude. And for how long it lasts even though I use it everyday, 15 bucks is a steal!

#2. Revlon Pink in the Afternoon lipstick is a beaaautiful color. I was giving this lip product from a friend of mine and I fell in love with it! It's a pink/coral crème lipstick. This is another that moisturizes a lot and I love that about it because my lips can get a bit dry. This particular lip color is a "your-lip-color-but-better" type of feel and it's stunning.

#3. Another from Revlon is called Temptress. It's a light pink lipstick (unfortunately the picture shows the color a bit darker) that just like the one before makes my lips very supple and smooth. Can't get enough of these. I was given this one from my friend so I'm not sure of the price but if it's from Revlon it must be a great price for this great lip product.


#4. The next does not go along with the three before in the way that it is a dark red color. It's the Kate lipstick from Rimmel in the number 01. In the tube its quite a dark vampy red but it's a bit lighter when you apply it. The lasting finish on this product is amazing. It's one that leaves your lips stained red even after it's taken off, which doesn't bother me at all. My favorite thing about this one is that it smells a bit like berries (maybe it's just me haha). The packaging is a plus as well.

#5. The last lip product is more of a lip gloss than a lipstick but its very pigmented. It's the Show Off Lip Lacquer by Rimmel in the color Luna. It's a beautiful bright coral color that I feel sums up the perfect summer lip. The consistency is smooth but not sticky and gives a beautiful sheen to the lips.

These are my top 5 favorite lip products, and I really hope you've enjoyed. These pictures aren't true to color of the actual products. Seems that the camera darkened them up a little bit but still very close! Let me know what your favorite 5 lip products are.

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04 September 2014

Naked Skin Review

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Hello again,

Today I'd like to give a little quick review on a new foundation I bought. Before I begin I'd like to start by saying I've been wearing makeup for several years now. I'm no make up artist by any means but I do know the basics, I know what works well with my skin and have a lot of fun trying out and finding new products. Throughout the years I've noticed that I've only had drugstore foundations. Obviously nothing wrong with drugstore foundations, they work just as well as the high end but just a lot cheaper (They're my favorite). Recently, I was thinking about how a high end product would look and feel on my skin. I went to ulta a couple weeks ago and had a wonderful lady help me pick out a high end foundation. She recommended Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation. She swatched it on my face and I fell in love with how soft and weightless the foundation was.

First impressions, the bottle was absolutely beautiful. Very sleek and certainly looks high end. It comes with a pump and 1 fl. oz. of product. When I pumped it onto my hand I noticed that this foundation is very thin. I have redness on my face and a few breakouts so I quite like medium to full coverage. The Naked Skin has light to medium coverage with one application but I like a half pump more to really cover up redness and imperfections. One thing that I'm not crazy about with this foundation is that it has a certain smell to it right out of the bottle. I'm sensitive to scents and can easily gain a headache from smelling something too strong. I'm not crazy for the smell but the plus is that you don't smell it once you've applied it to your face.

Another tip for this certain foundation is that if you don't use a really good moisturizer, it clings to dry patches. I used this a couple times with a normal body lotion and it clung on to every dry patch I had. My friend had given me a really good facial moisturizer from Avon that works wonders for dry skin. That is the type of moisturizer to use with this foundation. Once she applied the foundation after using that, the foundation looked flawless. (And it lasted all night! Yippee!)

The Urban Decay Naked Skin is weightless and once its on your face, you don't feel like you're wearing foundation. I'm really enjoying it. It was about 40 bucks so I may use it a lot less than drugstore foundations but overall I'm glad I purchased it! So, what's your favorite high end foundation?

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01 September 2014

My Everyday Makeup

Hello again!

I know I've been away for over a month or two now. Although it was a little break off, I'm back and ready to share with you more favorites of mine! I thought I'd ease my way in pretty slow so today I'm just going to tell you about what I put on my face every day.

After prepping my face, I put on primer. I have been using Baby Skin by Maybelline. I've been loving it and I can absolutely see a difference between when I wear it rather than on days that I forget to put it on. It just glides right on! Next, I dot on my foundation. The one I've been using is from L'Oreal and I'm sure you've all heard about it already; the True Match Lumi. Its an excellent foundation and I would definitely recommend either of the True Match.

Once I'm done buffing in my foundation, I move straight on to my eyes. I prime my lids using Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I did a more of an in depth review on this product in a previous post of mine. Now, I switch up my eye shadows once in a while, for the most part I pretty much ware out a certain look. This time it's quite basic shades. I use the lightest color in Revlon's Colorstay in the Addictive quad. I run that color all over my lid right up into the crease. Then, I take the color Limit from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and blend that into my crease. Lastly for shadows I'll use Strange from the same UD palette to highlight my brow bone. Pretty basic stuff going on on my eyes. I then use Rimmel's ScandalEyes to draw on my flick and get that color as close to the lash line as I can. Once both eyes are traced out with the ScandelEyes liquid eyeliner, I grab The infallible BlackBuster from L'Oreal to fill in the rest of my "cat eye" look. Lastly for the eyes, I'll use my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara to complete my eye makeup.

After I finish with my eyes, I'll move to using my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser. I love this concealer! I'm pretty much done with this tube. Off to buy my third one of these! I use this concealer in a triangle shape under my eyes along with dotting it on those troubling spots. I blend that all in and move right on to my brroooowss. Now, I don't have the best eyebrows in the world but I do try to make them look quite put together. So I'll brush them out with a spool-y brush and then go right in with my NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in ECP02? I think those numbers differ between the shades. Mine is in Dark Brown/Brown. Once that is all done, I'll use my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. (I did do a review on this product on a previous post of mine if you want to check out what I thought of it.) So, to top it all off I'll always use my MAC lipstick in Crème 'De Nude which completes my everyday makeup look!

Now there are some days (very few days) where I'll wear more makeup - usually darken up the eyes. And there are other days where I'll just want to wear less makeup. And also those rare times were I'll go off without any! But this is my go to look. Let me know what your go to look is!

Thanks for reading!