Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Quick Pregnancy Update

So, this is definitely not makeup- but I wanted to share since I haven't in a long time and it's something so big for me. On Monday I had my 33 week sonogram to see how my baby is doing- he's huge! He was 33 1/2 weeks and was measuring at 34 1/2 weeks which means this little man is a big guy! That honestly made me excited and nervous lol! Well, thing is my baby is facing down in the pic because he's breech. He's been breech since the last sonogram I had at 27 weeks. Heaven knows if he will be turning soon but One thing I am sure of- I will probably not be posting much next month since he's almost here. Today I turned 34 weeks and if he doesn't turn I have been told that I will be scheduled to have him 2 weeks early. I don't mind one bit as long as he is ok. I'm scared, nervous, excited, and anxious all at once not only about having him but about being a mom too. This is my first baby. I always wanted one and feel completely blessed about being given the opportunity to be someone's mom. Today after washing my hands in the restroom I looked up at myself and saw my belly bigger than ever. I put my hands on it and told him- "It's been a journey- a struggle and lots of tears-the last few months have been a life changing experience on its own. But now, I just can't imagine my life without you. I'm waiting for you with arms wide open." Yes, there goes a tear. Lol- I am hormonal and excessively sensitive lately so those come with no problem these days. Anyways, enough about me ranting off. I hope to be able to share more soon. Till next time! =-)

Friday, June 29, 2012

More Neutrals...

Yup- another look using my Physicians Formula Shimmer Stripes Palette in Nude. I used some of the darker colors and yet even though in person this looked different, I feel like the pictures look the same. =-/ I used four colors this time and all different except for the highlight- which I used the lightest color.

The eyeliner is Wet 'N Wild Mega Liner in Black Sparkle, Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Extreme Black, L'Oreal Infallible Makeup in Natural Buff, and the lipstick was a mixture of Wet 'N Wild Mega Last in Think Pink and L'Oreal Colour Riche in Berry Royale.

I included full face pics to show the full look simply because you can tell the shades are darker this way than closer up. I was about to cook breakfast and had an apron on- lol. Hope you liked the look- till next time!

Monday, June 25, 2012


After seeing this little palette pop up every once in a while, I went and bought it. I decided I don't have that many neutrals and honestly- I'm super into them right now. I have a feeling I'm going t be doing neutrals for a while to come... This palette is the Physicians Formula Shimmer Stripes Palette in Nude. (Review coming up) It's got some gorgeous colors and they are perfect for everyday wear. Not to mention I am wearing the Rimmel Mascara that I had just reviewed and also I had seen aBrilliantBrunette's blog a while back where she featured some new Wet 'N Wild liners- so the eyeliner I have on in the pics is in the color Black Sparkle. That's right- it has silver glitter in it! Not an overkill- just a slight shimmer which I thought was cool. I LOVE this look. Till next time!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My New Dotting Tools =-)

I was so excited when I got on ebay and saw that my dotting tools were in the mail! Lol- doesn't it feel awesome to finally get something you've been waiting on? I was dying to try these out because I've seen some really neat ideas on youtube and today I didn't do anything special because I was so excited to just do SOMETHING lol!

These were super cheap and work pretty awesome. I paid $1.86 and the shipping was FREE! Of course, shipments from Hong Kong take about 2 weeks- but I didn't mind for what I paid. Below is was just an experiment to try them out- but I've got some pretty neat ideas for next weekend's polish change. (I didn't clean the edges before the took the pic below). This is the link to order them- but of course, look around first. There's other colors if you're interested in buying!

The next shipment I'm waiting for is a nail art brush set. School is almost up and I plan to play with my nails the rest of the summer. My baby is due August 10th so I might start posting belly pics as well as more nail and makeup pics. My baby's grown a lot! 33 weeks down, 7 to go! =-)

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

 I've had this before- but after feeling like I punished myself for continuously using the L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes- I went to Walgreens in search of something better. I wasn't going to repurchase this because I wanted to try something new but it was special for half off! This brush and formula are way better than the L'Oreal one. It defines very nicely and the formula is smooth. One down side I hadn't noticed before though is that it flakes a bit. =-/ Yup. Not bad though, but after a few hours I had flakes (very little, not too many) but I seriously can't stand that. I don't ever look at my face when I'm out to be reapplying makeup. So, flakes aren't cool for me (or anyone for that matter.) But I still like it. I like the definition this brush gives a lot. Out of 10 stars I'd give this an 8. It loses one star for the the flakes I have after a few hours and the other star because my lashes won't stay curled for too long either. It's a very good mascara, but I've had better. And no, it never made my lashes grow more. Lol- I forgot to mention that. Till next time!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

I haven't really been on Blogger for a while! I am super behind on checking out my favorite blogs that I actually feel guilty. =-/ Yup- but school has me super busy. I don't have any new looks, but I have two reviews I'm going to post up because I like these products. First, I started using this gel-creme about three weeks ago. I seriously love the 'refreshing' feeling you get when you apply it. It dries up and I don't feel it on my skin at all which I love. I can't stand creams that feel greasy or that feel like they just sit on my skin. But then again I have been using this after I cleanse up with my Clarisonic so it could be responsible for my skin soaking up the product better.

My face does not feel dry at all with this cream. I can't say there's been a huge change in my skin with it, it just feels really good and does what it says it will- moisturizes! A little bit goes a long way too. It's not the best face cream I've had but it's not a disappointment either. Out of 10 stars I'll give it a 7.5. Why not more? Because like I said- no dramatic change. It's just an ok cream. Nothing out of the ordinary. Hope this was helpful in some way or another. Till next time!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Makeup Look & Makeup Review

I bought an Avon powder recently- the Smooth Minerals powder to be exact- and I honestly hate it. It's got shimmer galore in it and made my face look funky. I don't know how to describe it- so I went old school and got the CoverGirl Clean pressed powder. Walmart was having this little combo for sale- $8.49!! For the foundation and the powder. So, I included a full face picture to show both on my face besides the eye look.

On my eyes I used different loose pigments and again, was in a hurry so I don't remember which ones they were...But it was a light pink, a bright purple, and a gold in my crease. Lol- how helpful!

This of course was over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on my lid alone to make the pink stand out. I find that using pink alone makes it barely noticeable. Below is my full face with the above foundation and powder on. It was a quick pic since I was already headed out. On my lips- L'Oreal Colour Juice in Cherry On Top.

My honest opinion on this foundation- not bad for the price, but not my favorite.  It's water based and I honestly loved the fact that it felt like I didn't have anything on, but it's not a matte finish. It's a bit shiny-not shimmery like the Avon powder, just shiny. Once you apply the powder though, it sets wonderfully and looks very natural. Lasting power- well, like 4 hours maybe. It rubs off very, very easily but if you keep the powder with you to freshen it up it's just fine. This is definitely a light coverage foundation. The powder is light to mediumish coverage. They both smell like Noxema big time! So, if you are not into that smell- do not buy!! I happen to like the smell for some reason so it's ok for me. I will be keeping this as my easy, light for school foundation. To go out I will be sticking to my favorite L'Oreal Infallible foundation that has never let me down and gives me the most awesome finish ever. Hope this was helpful. Till next time!!

I DO NOT Understand Blogger Right Now...

Ok- This may sound a bit off topic (makeup) but I got on to see my timeline here on who's updated their blogs- so I can check them out. Instead there is some message saying it's going to change and I have no idea where to check out updated blogs right now. I don't understand it!!! I'll be updating my blog in a while but can anyone tell me in "simple" terms what's going on? Lol- I'm lost. =-/

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Busy Bee Yellow

I did my makeup in such a hurry this morning- I seriously thought about skipping it all together but refused to do that twice in a row. I started school yesterday and summer semester are hectic. I don't think my classes are hard- but they are time consuming to the max!

I actually should be doing my work as we speak but wanted to update the poor abandoned blog as quickly as possible. This look was done with Glamour Doll Eyes in Electric Lemonade (the yellow) over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. In my crease I used Glamour Doll Eyes in Dirty Jeans and right above that I used Detrivore Cosmetics in Treason (light peach- which in the pics can barely be seen). I just used a tiny bit of it to blend the blue into the highlight which was Whisper by Mark from Avon.

The black eyeliner is the gel liner in Ebony by Sonia Kashuk. I liked this look a lot- I got a pop of color without looking too overdone for school. Hopefully everyone is having a good Tuesday- I'm ready for lunch right after I'm done with my online class!! Till next time!