Monday, August 26, 2013

The Balm Stainiac - Berry Queen

The Balm Stainiac - Berry Queen lip and cheek tint
Received this in a birchbox last year and never really used it. Didn't seem like a great product at that time so I just added it to my collection and left it there. I did try it another time and thought it was really faint and did nothing much for my tanned skin.
I received a sample size 
I was really happy with this sample size as in using it I would get a fair knowledge of how it works. So I tried it as a lip tint. It was exactly that a tint... It bear.y appeared on my lips... But it dried out my lips and ugh I wasn't happy
So it was a failure for lips. 

Today is the 3rd day I'm wearing it on my cheeks ....
My first impression of it on my cheeks........
I applied it with my fingers ... Applied pretty sheer I added a bit more... I'm barely noticing it... I felt like I
 was wasting my time... My intention really was to use it as a base like what I use cream blushes for...
After I applied the Stainiac I barely saw anything on my cheek... But guess what??? My fingers were stained and it was really crazy pigmented.... Strange right??
Well I added my powdered blush and BAM❗❗❗❗
It looked hot....omg I was in love somehow it transformed my powdered blush... I wore it for a work day and even into the evening night and my b,USB combo lasted all day looking the same way it did when I had just applied it I'm like so wow-out
Love love... Now I noticed that my little tube seems to be half filled lol three plus uses with swatches and its half filled.. I'm a bit sad to date because its gonna finish soon
However, even though it seems to be an enjoyable experience on my cheeks I will purchase. I think there are a lot of cheaper and much more pigmented products available now that work wayyyyyy better than this product 

I will rate this 3/5 because it didn't work well as a lip tint ... My only wish is that it's much more pigmented that it can be worn alone...
Swatch not blended out....

Check out the Balm website for more info 

Friday, August 23, 2013

YouTube Giveaway

In conjunction with my YouTube channel: Roannavm 

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Ends August 31. 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Elf lip balm tints

I thought I'll just post this collage of the 4 elf balm tints in grapefruit, peach, berry and nude .. Did a review on youtube 

Hauling hauling hauling

I did some damage lol but so happy with what I got 😍😍😍😍
Got me some nyx goodies 
Got my Orly lotions love love these ..these are back ups

China Glaze polishes on sale at Wonderful World omg $14ttd can't go wrong

Got me some other goodies but those will be in another post... 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hauling from

So recently I got an order .. yes yes more elf.. you know i can't resist my eyeslipsface products.  They keep bringing out new products omg... I am always going crazy.  I got a couple other stuff which I will post here with time but for starters I got this palette
the elf studio prism palette in smoke
They also have another one called sunset but I felt that was going to be too neutral and I had a number of palettes that are very similar to it. 
Upon opening this palette.. I was really excited haven't done swatches  as yet.. will do that on camera in a haul or first impressions vid so check out my youtube channel: roannavm for that..
but the shadows look really awesome!!! so excited to try

Walking away

So the stress continues a bit, as I had to walk away from a job I craved for!  I know it was everything I wanted my promotion to be, but it would have been so demanding, challenging and yet still fulfilling.  But I walked away, stupid right??? I think so in my head, but my heart is telling me I did the right thing.  Why?.. because I had to do it for the loves of my life.  I would have ended up being a slave to my job.  I enjoy the fact that my job is so flexible and I can be so involved in my boys life, trading that for $$$ will never work out.  why get $$ and then miss the moments, thats my thought! so as much as I am thinking walking away was omg horrific .. I know deep down inside I did the right thing... other jobs will always come up.... i hope lol..

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BETRAYAL...!!! - Deal or not to Deal!

So this post is a bit different from the regular makeup.. beauty items.  But it is an issue we face sadly at times in our lives.  Its something some of of are scared to speak out on and others will fly a banner across the sky if they could.  For me it has changed.  In my late teens and mid twenties I would want to tell the person, confront, and tell the whole world with all sort of intentions: embarrass the person, warn the world or just to simply get it out...Within the last couple of years I became the silent type.  The silent type ranging from just telling friends and confronting the person, to just the person, to just close friends to just my bff and now i've just resort to telling God.  But lately I shared something with a couple close friends and then i realise that telling others did nothing for me.  I still felt crappy, it didnt change the situation. To those who I told they all gave different responses, so I ended up feeling more confused.  So days later, I realise that another person has betrayed my trust.  And I feel like i'm sinking even further into a hole.  Its strange that I dont want to be around people, and Im a person who loves to have people around them (well good friends that is).  Now I just want to be by myself.  Strange enough Im now even going through a phrase I dont even want to touch my makeup.  I'm at a sense of feeling so lost, and i know there are stages in dealing with betrayal and its grief, so I thought i'll just blog my days through it ..
I hope it can get better, I'm really at a lost of dealing with it.  I've cried a bit, I want to try more but the tears wont come out.. and I think that is driving me insane that I feel like i can't express or get it out of me... then I wonder who I really want it out of me, if it gets out can I really deal with its reality.. My head hurts so much as I write this, my eyes are burning (and i dont think its from tears) My heart seems to be beyond repair and i feel the walls closing in.. I'm afraid i'll crash at some point.. i feel so sad..
Its time to get on my knees!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jordana blushes

I own three Jordana blushes redwood, coral sandy beach and coral sandy beach 
Did a review on my youtube channel live swatches.... Hear what I think of these blushes

Monday, August 5, 2013

Current Favorite top 5 blushes and honorable mentions

Current Favorite top 5 blushes and honorable mentions

    These blushes are definite recommend ❕❕❗
 Wet n Wild Heather Silk blush
Jordana Redwood blush
Inglot 392 matte eyeshadow 
Mac Modern Mandarin 
E.l.f. cosmetics baked blush in Rich RosΓ©

Honorable mentions are
Milani baked blush in Fantastico Mauve
Be a bombshell in Beach please

My Rimmel lipsticks

These are the Rimmel lipsticks I own with swatches 
264-Coffee Shimmer 
123-True Vintage
Kate Moss-08 
Matte Kate Moss 101 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick

I own one Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick. I have the color Apple Cheeks 03. I picked this color because it appeared to have the most pigmentation. So far it's great for the summer definitely enjoying this cream blush. I however will not repurchase another color as the other colors seem to be light. It's worth the $1.99 USd I paid at Cherry Culture. I wish it was a bit more pigmented and have a bigger variety of colors. I would rate this product 3 out of 5