Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday is Favorite Item of the Week day!!! This week is.... Physicians Formula Bronze Booster!!!

I am Italian and German, you would think I'd have a nice olive skin color going on but NO! I am as pale as they come. There is nothing wrong with having beautiful porcelain skin. I have dark hair so it tends to wash me out and make me look a little sickly. lol. I've tried many bronzers, self tanners and they always made me look like this

                                    Obviously, that isn't the look I was going for. I was shopping around for an affordable, decent bronzer and a good friend of mine mentioned the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster. So I thought I'd give it a try. You can get it at any drugstore for about $13. I tried it out the next day and I LOVED it!!! It doesn't make you look orange at all! I've also been tanning a bit so it makes your tan look darker without overdoing it at the tanning salon! You can either put it all over or just where the sun naturally hits your face, cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. It also looks good layered on cheeks with a pink or peachy blush. 

 This is the kind of tan we want ladies. A nice summer glow without looking like an oompa loompa. haha. 

Thanks for reading!! x0x0

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Drugstore Mascaras! The good, the bad, and the awesome!

To me, you can't have a great eye look without some awesome mascara. I've tried pretty much every brand and type there is. Here's my review on the best, the worst and the awesome!

Let's start with the Falsies by Maybelline. I just picked this one up and I have to say I like it. My lashes are naturally long, so it gives a nice dramatic affect to them. It isn't very clumpy and it goes on nicely.

Next is the Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe in Black Royale. This one has a shimmery blue tint to it that I think looks good with a smokey eye. It gives great volume to your lashes.

Next is the Maybelline Great Lash. This mascara has been around forever. It doesn't clump and it separates your lashes quite nicely! This was always one of my favorites. They have a waterproof version and it's great also, but hard to remove.

We have the Colossal Lash by Maybelline. I used to use this one a lot. It gives good volume and gives a little Oomph to your lashes. The only thing I didn't like is, it has a really strange smell and it also exploded. You have to be careful how you store it. Mine was in my makeup drawer and I took the cap off one day and it like, melted out all over the place.

Then we have the Lash Stiletto by  Maybelline. I wasn't a big fan of this one. I thought it was clumpy and didn't really do much for my lashes. But some people like it. 

The Cover Girl Lash Blast is probably one of my favorites. It always makes my lashes look super long and thick and it doesn't clump. I use this one and the Falsies almost every day.

Those are just some of the different kinds that I've tried and thought I'd share with you. Remember to change your mascara every three months!

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Balm - Hot Mama blush and Shady Lady Vol. 2 eye shadow palette

So since I've recently discovered makeup brand "The Balm" I'll do my first review on that.

The first is the Hot Mama blush. ($19 @ Sephora) I LOOOVE it. It's a peachy glittery color, but it goes on nicely and looks really good. It's similar to Nars Orgasm blush but it's more peach than pink. It would look good on any skin color. I've recently gone tanning so I'm a little darker than usual and I think it looks good with tanned skin, but it would look good on fair skin also.

Next is the Shady Lady Vol. 2 eye shadow palette. ($39.50 @ Sephora) A girl I work with showed me the Shady Lady Vol. 1 eye shadow palette and I loved it. The colors are gorgeous and very pigmented. They go on great! The colors in this palette are:

1. Caught in the act Courtney ( almost like an espresso brown with copper glitter. Good for use as a liner)
2. Feisty Falicia ( Black with plum glitter. Good for use as a liner.)
3. Insane Jane ( A pewter/silver color. Good for use as a liner.)
4. Bossy Bobby ( A very pretty dark blue. Good for use as a liner.)
5. Makeout Mary ( A nice green color. Good for use as a liner.)
6. Just this once Jamie (A pretty purplish color)
                                                      7. Mischievous Marissa ( A gorgeous bronze color)
                                                      9. Tempting Tara ( A frost white for highlighting)
                                                     10. Devilish Danielle ( A nice nude/beige color.)

Ten awesome colors and you can do a lot of different looks with them! Eventually I'll get to posting some looks I've done with them. Until next time...

First Post!!

I decided to make a beauty blog because I am obsessed with anything involving makeup and hair care. I went to school for cosmetology so I know what I am talking about. I like to try all kinds of makeup whether it be from the department store or the drug store.

I'll be posting my reviews about products I've used or purchased. Tips on application and storage and other fun stuff.