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Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Sale!

I'm clearing out all the unnecessary makeup I have and I figured this blog was the best place to do it! The first item is $2 to ship and each additional item is .50 cents each (shipping price may be lower if you purchase several items and would like to ship flat rate). I only accept payment through PayPal. Email me at and tell me the items you would like to purchase, along with your PayPal email address and I'll send you an invoice. First come, first serve! Payment must be made within 24 hours of invoice being sent. Packages will ship within 48 hours of payment. If you are not in the US, email me for an updated shipping price. Also, if you want better pictures of any item, just email me and ask :)


From left to right (ALL NEW IN PACKAGE): MAC LE Blushcreme 'Lilicent' $25, MAC LE Lipstick 'Viva Glam Gaga' (baby pink color) $18, Physician's Formula Happy Booster Lipstick 'I Heart Rose' $3

From left to right (ALL NEW): Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil SOLD, Revlon Lip Butter 'Creme Brulee' (sealed) $2, Stila Mini Lip Glaze 'Apricot' $2, MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick SOLD

From left to right (ALL NEW, SEALED): Julep nail polishes 'Georgia' & 'Mischa' $4 each, Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips 'Tie-Die For' & 'Cry Baby' $2 each

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette 'Pink Sprint SOLD

From left to right: Maybelline Baby Lips 'Peach Kiss' & 'Grape Vine' (each used 2x) .50 cents each, MAC LE Lipstick 'Hue' SOLD, MAC LE Lipstick 'Viva Glam Gaga' SOLD

From left to right: Stila Cream Glitter Eyeshadows 'Petal' and 'Ice' (each used about 2x) $1 each, Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush 'Soft Plum' (used 1x) $1

From left to right: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner 'Strafish' (swatched 1x) $4, Jemma Kidd Lip Gloss 'Dress 2 Impress' (swatched 1x) $1, MAC LE Lipglass Viva Glam Gaga SOLD, Kat Von D Lightning Lip Gloss 'Hustler' (swatched 1x) $1, Sephora Ultra-Shine Lip Gloss #14 $1, bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss 'Trail Blazer' (swatched 1x) $3, Stila Mini Lip Glaze 'Kaleidoscope' (NEW) $2

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Drugstore Haul!

I just moved to New York City last weekend (just in time to experience Hurricane Sandy, I might add, but no worries, I'm perfectly safe!) and I decided to stop by the drugstore to scope out the makeup that they offered, as opposed to my old town (which was seriously lacking).

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk- I picked this up, because I needed something to help fight off humidity, even though it's pretty cold in the city, the subways are always a bit warm and my hair loves responding to that heat. I've used this several times since purchasing it and it isn't a miracle product, but it definitely helps and it keeps my hair feeling a bit softer

Jordana Fabuliner- This eyeliner has been on my wish list for months, but I could never seem to find it back in my old town. Luckily, when I was in a Duane Reade I found it! The girls from eleventhgorgeous raved about this numerous times and for $2, I figured it was worth a shot. It's one of those felt tip marker liners and I really like it. It works great and makes super precise lines. My only complaints are that it's not quite as black as some of my other liners and it isn't waterproof, but for $2, it really doesn't matter!

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation & Powder- I was in desperate need of a new foundation, as I've gotten a bit paler and the one I was previously using is too pale. Alas, the other foundation I was using until I got around to purchasing a new one was just looking too cakey, so I picked this one up (it was about $8 or $9, which is a fair price for a drugstore foundation). My best friend uses this one all the time, so i gave it a try and I love it! I got in in shade 125 and it matches perfectly and looks great on my skin. The powder (Also in shade 125) is decent, but nothing special. For days when I'm sweating and shopping for 6 or 7 hours at a time (which is really all I've done since moving here), I need a powder that will keep my skin looking semi-matte for longer than this one does.

NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup- I decided to give this try, because it was only $3 and I can't even tell you how I feel about the product. I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem or if I'm just inept, but I have been trying for days to get the foundation of the bottle and I can not get it out. I've shaken it fiercely dozens of times and I've even tried slamming it against the floor and yet, nothing. Maybe I got a defective bottle?

Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry Nail Polish in "Happy Holidaze"- When checking out, I noticed a little display of Wet 'n Wild nail polishes and I was stunned when I saw this color! It's a teal/blue color with silvery, multi-reflective glitters in it. It's so pretty and since my most-worn nail polishes are composed of blue/teal/mint/green, I figured this would look great as an accent polish.

What are your favorite drugstore finds? Do you have any recommendations for what I should pick up next time?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PARNEVU Hair Products Review!

About a month back, I was sent a few product from Parnevu, a hair care lined targeted to women of color, though anyone can use the products. Because I'm mixed (1/2 black, 1/2 white), I typically use products from both ends of the spectrum and I was thrilled to try these out! I've been using these for about a month, so that I can give you all a fair assessment of the products.

Parnevu T-Tree Spray Glosser- I love this stuff! I've used up about 3/4 of the bottle and I fully intend to purchase this when mine runs out. This spray glosser is my favorite of the three products and it's a superb replacement for hair oils. This Spray Glosser is from Parnevu's T-Tree line (featuring products infused with Australian Tea Tree Oil). Now, I have tried literally dozens of different hair oils and sprays over the years and for me, this one stands above the rest. This spray decreases frizz and also adds shine, but more than that, it's actually lightweight. I think the majority of hair types could use this, because it produces such a fine mist and is so amazingly lightweight that it doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy or stiff like most hair oils and sprays.

Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise- This "Hair Mayonnaise" is designed to treat weak and damaged hair. It is enriched with Olive Oil, Egg Protein, and African Herbs. Of the three products, this is my least favorite. You can use this as a deep conditioner or as a daily styling product and it certainly works to help soften hair and strengthen it, but it doesn't really do anything I haven't already seen from other companies. Not to discount this as a bad product, because it is good and will do what you want it to do, but I don't think it's a necessity or a miracle product. While it does work, you can find something comparable from various other companies.

Parnevu T-Tree Growth Creme- Though I am not as in love with this as I am with the Spray Glosser, I do love this and will probably purchase it again. Now, this product is intended to help strengthen hair and promote hair growth. I will say that my hair seems to have grown a little more this month than usually (my hair has never grown farther than jut below my shoulders), but I did get a trim at the begining of this month, so I can't say for sure if it's the creme or not. However, I love using this as a styling agent. It really helps to moisturize my hair and improve the softness of it, which is an added benefit I wasn't expecting. Though most creme products feel very heavy in my thin hair, this doesn't and it makes heat styling and managing my hair a lot easier, which is awesome. So if you're looking for something to stimulate hair growth, I'm not really sure if this is for you (though I will keep you all updated), but this does do an awesome job at styling hair!

Overall, I'm impressed with Parnevu (honestly... I'm not going to tell you I like something if I don't actually like it). The T-Tree line is wonderful and I look forward to purchasing more products from this line. For more information on Parnevu and their product, check out their website and twitter. Also, big thanks to Parnevu for sending me these products and being the kindest company I've ever spoken to!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Coastal Scents Go Palette | Paris

Awhile back, I picked up the London and Paris Go Palettes from Coastal Scents. The Go Palettes each feature 12 eye shadows in a compact, with a big mirror inside. Each Palette is inspired by a famous city and retails for only $8.95. Today I'm sharing Paris with you, but check here for swatches of London.

Coastal Scents is a hit or miss company for me, but I do love the Go Palettes, especially to throw in my purse for some colored eye shadows on the go. They aren't the smoothest eye shadows, but they are quite pigmented. Remember: no matter the brand of eye shadow, primer is your best friend!

Do you guys like the Go Palettes? What else should I check out from Coastal Scents?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How Much Is Your Face Worth? Tag!

I've been seeing a bunch of these posts floating around lately and I had to do my own! Basically, I'm going to put on my everyday makeup and total up how much the products I'm wearing cost. Before I started, I estimated my face to be worth about $140. Spoiler: My estimate was WAY off.

Face products:
Too Faced Primed & Poreless $30
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation $13.99
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer $6
Garnier Anti Dark-Circle Eye Rolelr $10.99
CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder $5.99
NARS Laguna Bronzer $34
theBalm Frat Boy Blush $21
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish $29
Urban Decay Dew Me Setting Spray $29

Eye products:
Urban Decay Primer Potion $20
MAC Nubile Paint Pot (limited edition, no longer available) $18.50
LORAC Posh Matte Satin Baked Eyeshadow (no longer available) $22
MAC Wedge Eyeshadow (pan form) $12
MAC Porcelain Pink Mineralized Skin Finish (limited edition, no longer available) $29
Buxom Lash Mascara $19

Brow products:
Brow powder (from Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette) $14.97
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix $21

Lip products:
Maybelline Baby Lips, Quenched $3
MAC Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick (limited edition, no longer available) $15

**Note: The lipstick is the only thing that's not constantly in my makeup routine, as I change my lipstick color daily (or even multiple times a day).

And the grand total is... $354.44!

It's almost scary that my usual makeup routine costs THAT much. Scarily, these products are only about a 15th (or less) of my entire makeup collection. I'm a bit embarrassed by this post, but I will admit that a few of the products were probably bought on sale... hopefully. I think I'm going to have a blog sale within the next month or so, because no one (aside from a makeup artist) needs (or uses) as much makeup as I have!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Coastal Scents Go Palette | London

If you know anything about Coastal Scents, you'll know they're most famous for their 88 eyeshadow palettes. Awhile back, I saw these 12-shadow Go Palettes on their website and loved how they looked. The palettes feature shimmery and matte shades, which is always a nice for us matte fans! Each Palette is inspired by a famous city and retails for only $8.95. Today I have London to share with you.

The pigmentation, as with all Coastal Scents shadow, is great. I find the eye shadow to be a bit stiff, not buttery like Urban Decay or theBalm. The shimmery shades, as always, are a little better quality than the matte shades. All in all, I actually like this palette a lot. The mattes are gorgeous for a natural eye look and the blue & purple hues are gorgeous for a night out. You can easily do a bright, natural, or smokey look with this palette. Though I don't think these are the best eyeshadows I've ever tried, they work and the price is just stellar. Note: The shadows are swatched by rows, so the first image below is for the first row of eyeshadows, etc.

Have you tried Coastal Scents, yet? If so, is there anything from them I should try out?
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