Friday, January 28, 2011

Products I loved in December 2010

Products I’m loving right now
There are a few new products I’m loving and I find myself drawn to them during the month of November… so in a sense this can be called my November favorites.. some of the products however have been in my October favorites 
     My elf complexion brush.. I love using this for a light application of blush or for highlighting my cheek bones… awesome brush
     My elf mineral primer… so I started using this product mainly to review it and do a comparison to the udpp (cant say TFSI  simply because it just doesn’t work for me) and I’ve end up using this more than my udpp.  It does not have as long a staying power as udpp has for me.. **udpp lasts more than 12 hours for me **.  This mineral primer lasts around 8 hours on average, if I’m in the sun it works up to about 6 hours which is great for me.  So as a cheaper alternative to my udpp I’m definitely repurchasing… I tend to grab this more often since my work day is generally about 6 hours if I know my day will be longer and I have to be in the sun I will grab my udpp as long as I’m wearing eye makeup… but it’s a great alternative… definitely recommend
     Nyx eye jumbo pencil in milk… I’ve started using this almost everyday now… I usually use it like once or twice, but since I’ve been swatching my pigments with it I realized that I love the color payoff with it so now I’m grabbing it everytime I do eyemakeup.. my poor other pencils are suffering… I am so upset I have like 5 of mac’s shadesticks…. :( need to do a review on this soon.. wont recommend
     Nyx lip gloss,  I paid $15 for this at wonderful world it was originally $40 but apparently no one was buying it and  was clearance out now I know it’s a possibility that this product is “old” stock so I’ve decided to try using it as often as possible instead of grabbing my elf’s mineral lip gloss (great dupe for mac’s lipglass) I have the color in ...ahh i can't remember this gloss works amazing.. now some might say it’s a bit too sticky but its not all that bad.. its not too thin but its not too sticky its sticky enough to grab unto your lips and stay for a while.. I think it has great staying power if you don’t go crazy with your lips… I have consumed food and still had this lipgloss on.  Would definitely recommend and repurchase…
     My nyx long lip liner…I absolutely love this product.. can’t say when I’ll repurchase since one lasts me close to 2 years.. lol and I have 2 new ones and 1 I’ve started using and then my infamous one that has been on my project 10 pan for more than a year 
     My favorite blush this month was a color I made for my business Halener Rustique called “Winter Queen” as a pigment it is very versatile.. being a pink/mauve/rose color it  great to give ur cheeks some color and its buildable.. if you want a more rosey cheek you can just build it or if you want to use it for a light color its also great as a highlighter if you use a light fluffy brush… awesome color (if I don’t say so myself  )
     Favorite eyeshadow honestly would come from pigments from my store, I’ve been using rocksinger in my crease a lot which is a close dupe to one of Mac's eyeshadow which again i can't remember or according to Marsha from Aesthetic Glory, it is a dupe..  thanks Marsha… on my lid I’m going for Apple candy (which I’m also using as a highlighter and blush), spiced pumpkin.  I’ve also grabbed my Urban Decay shadow in “Baked” quite a few times as it’s a great highlight color or even as a lid color when I want just a simply bollywood neutral eye look…
     Clinique’s Foundation Superfit  I’ve used this for about half of November.. and I’m loving it it has a powder finish.. so I call it my liquid to powder… have about medium coverage which is what I generally go for… or a full coverage… has long staying powder which is what I love best about it…I applied it with my mac 187 stippling brush.. I think this application works best with this foundation.. I heard that mac’s 109 works well but I love my 187
So those are the products I’m loving that I can remember now  if I have any other will definitely post….

That was a post I had to do since the beginning of December and blogger wasn't allowing me to upload.. I will do a compilation of products i loved in 2010 and products i'm currently loving...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Products I regret buying

So I just watched a video on youtube and the person was saying products they regretted buying and i thought oh my i recently went through my collection and took out somethings I thought to myself I should not have bought.  So here is my January list of products I regretted buying.  Most of these items were either bought this month or last month (december 2010)
  1. Profound Eyeliner waterproof in black:  when i saw this liner i fell in love with the richness of the black from the liner i tested it out at the store and was "wowed-out!!" but when i bought it home to use it, i wasn't wowed out again :( yes the blackness of the liner is really true its not a dead black its really vibrant, but it takes longer than most liquid liners to dry so if you're in a hurry its a no no... then i noticed after an hour of wearing it my eyelids left itchy and after a while i couldn't help but itch them :) and boy did i get a realization. the liner started "flaking" off well more or less i could have peeled the liner off my lid....omg such a disappointment :( Cost $18 at Wonderful World..
  2. Klean Color waterproof mascara in black, i saw a review on Facebook about this mascara and i thought why not try it out the person did rave about it.  Well it is waterproof tested it during my Christmas vacation, but i have sensitive eyes and omg my eyes would burn with this mascara, i thought at first that maybe i had something in my eyes, but then i realise everytime i wore this mascara my eyes be irritated and have a burning sensation.. $15 at Wonderful World (i think its $15 or $12)
  3. Santee Liquid eyeliner and pencil eye liner.  I saw this at pennywise and I thought i should give it a try as it seemed something worthwhile to test.  but its a disappointment the pencil eye liner is a dull black and the liquid liner is a true black but has an awful scent and takes longer than the Profound liner to dry, i remember counting up to 60 seconds and it wasn't dried.  the tip is also a bit flimsy also.  Cost $9.95 at Pennywise.
  4. Elf All over cover stick, in Rosey Beige.  The color was a problem and the stick is soft.. it does not blend well on my skin and i just dont like it :) $1US at 
  5. Elf eyebrow Treat and Tame in medium:  I was hoping this product would work for me, i bought the dark and that was way too dark and the medium is more of a reddish brown :( and it dries up very quickly i bearly have this product for about 3 weeks and its almost dried out already on the (Tame side) having tried it like 3 times. $3US at
  6. Wet n Wild lipstick in number 906D its more of a bright burgundy red color.  The color does not suit me but the consistency of this lipstick is really hard and dry.  It does not guild on your lips and you have to wear a lipgloss with it.  it dries out your lip also, so you need to wear a lipbalm with it. $2.99US at CVS
  7. Loreal HIP duo in Brazen.  I love my HIP i love most of the products from this line, but this particular duo is hard.. this has to be the bad product in the batch it was produced in.  i can't get the shadow to pick up on my brush i tried scraping it off but then again when i apply my brush it just glides over it bearly picking up any product.. and this is with both colors.. so disappointed.  I bought this one at Pennywise can't remember how much i paid for it... 
  8. Sacha Fix-It spray Plus for Oily Skin - So my sister loves this product.. (not sure why) and I had the older Fix It from Sacha and hated it and then my sister asked me to purchase the new one for her .. and she told me it was  better than the first one... well guess what it isn't.. it just doesn't work for me.. i swear i spray on oil on my face because after a while my face gets so oily.  when i dont use the product my face does not get as oily as when I do use it.  New name, new packaging new price, same old product!!! $30TTD at Pennywise

So there are my 8 products I regret buying.. What in your recent or past purchases have you regret buying????
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Today's Devotion from Joel Osteen

The Wind is Blowing


“...‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty”
(Zechariah 4:6, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Are you struggling or striving to make something happen? Maybe you need a breakthrough in your finances or in a relationship. It’s good to do everything we know to do in the natural, but we have to always remember that victory doesn’t come by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the living God.
One translation says, “It’s by the breath of Almighty God.” When you know God is breathing in your direction and dare to take a leap of faith and say, “Yes, this is my time; I’m going to accomplish my dreams,” that’s when you will feel a wind beneath your wings. That’s when you’ll feel a supernatural lift, an anointing that will help you accomplish what you could not accomplish on your own.
Today, know that the wind of God is blowing. This is your season. This is your time to believe again. Believe that God can open doors that no man can shut. Believe that He is working behind the scenes in your favor. Believe that it’s your season, it’s your time and get ready to embrace every blessing He has in store for you!

I Need to blog I need to blog :)

I told myself that with this new year i would make an extra effort to blog more... well its January 27, 2011 and I'm now blogging.  Life is so busy, but I need to find time to blog.  So I will try to make an extra effort in blogging.  I recently took out some new pics with my new cam :) yayyy and they came out gorgeous.. so i'll share them with you..