Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Inglot Experience

Hey loves!

So I went to NYC during my spring break and of course Inglot was on one of my must hit places. The website was up by the time I went but I figured it'd be better to be able to swatch the colors I wanted live instead of looking for them over the web. I also wanted to get some of these shadows before their price increase in May! Overall, I must say that my experience was "Eh...". (I'll explain). I went into Inglot expecting to get a 20 palette. I was NOT so much as greeted or welcomed by the MA's which was my first indicator that my customer service experience might be a little iffy. The thing is, I'm not one of those people that have to be spoon fed but it is nice to at least be acknowledged in store :-/ So I grabbed one of their little magnetic shopper things and went to work. Man, I was swatching this, swatching that having fun. At some point (I guess when they realized I was actually spending money) the MA's came over to ask if I needed assistance and if I did I got their opinions and then carried myself on my way. I came up with THEE most magnificent palette (roughly 10 neutrals and 10 brights) and I handed it to the MA. Now here comes the  DIZ-ASS-TAH...he TORE my palette APART! It went from my dream 20 palette to "We don't have this shade but we have... *points to some slightly similar shade I don't want*" until I was left with about 12 eyeshadows (3 of which I had substituted for). It no longer made any sense to get a 20 and I got a 10 palette but I wrote down the other shades I wanted so I could order them in the future. My question is this, WHY are the shades on display when they're not available for purchase?! I felt like they should have been seperated into an out of stock table or something because it truly is disheartening to go through so much only to be told an hour later that basically you wasted your time. Overall, the store has a great feel and ambiance but the MA's will only help with the least (and that's when ASKED). So, I ended up getting a 10 palette and a slim lipstick (review for this soon) I also love the feel and shape/design of the palette but I am at a lost as to why Inglot uses a number system. I feel like the difficulty to remember the #'s is an extreme disadvantage but whatever I guess. Here's the palette I made with swatches


TR: AMC 64, Pearl 453, DS 463, Matte 366, DS 494
BR: AMC 63, Matte 348, Matte 390, AMC 51, AMC 60

As you can see, the color payoff is AMAZING and really make no difference on top of base (NYX milk) These shadows (so far) blend easily and are beautiful! My camera really didn't catch the full essence of the fine glitters that are contained in the shadows, but they are very much visible in person and enhance them even more! I'm hoping to make another palette or two....or three lol before the price increase. Have you been to an Inglot yet? How was your experience? This Inglot can be found on 1592 Broadway New York, NY in case you're in the area and like to check it out!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gradient Shatter Nails

I got the chance to finally order OPI Black shatter (admist the unreasonable prices I've seen) which made me pretty excited. I wanted to do pink (which ill do later and pic) but my local BSS didn't have the exact shade I was looking for. I ended up getting a 2 different greens and a gold which I did the greens outward to the gold tips. I ended up loving it! It's a little more loud then my usual nails but its definitely kickass if you're looking for some bold look at my fingers type nails. What do you loves think?


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Foodgasm: A Bit of France at Home

I am an EXTREME French enthusiast so of course I was excited to try out a French restaurant for lunch. This place was very quaint and located in a hotel, and the food was awesome! I was even more excited to find that they had a lunch special going on! I was able to get French onion soup, Steak frites and three (yes THREE!) Martinis. Lol needless to say I had an amazing time. My friend had pan seared salmon and it was probably the tastiest salmon I've had at a restaurant, as I am very picky when it comes to fish. The drinks were AMAZING. I had a Cosmopolitan and Rob Roy and gave my 3rd drink to my friend. Definitely plan to go back even if just to have a drink at the bar. Overall good day. Had a chance to snap a few pics.


If you're in the tri-state area, check out Amuse at Le Meridian Hotel :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jump into Spring!

So, I'll be the first to admit that when the weather gets a little nice I'm the first one to pull out the bright colors in festivity! We got some weather around 70 degrees and I was up and at em! Lol scroll down for products.

Face => Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Cappuccino set with MAC MSF Natural in Dark, La Femme Blush in Sienna and MAC Blunt blush for contour
Brows => MAC Eyebrow pencil in stud then defined with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45 
Lips=> I lined with MAC lipliner in Cork then I filled in my lips with Brave New Bronze Lipstick by MAC (LE Style Warriors Collection)

Eyes => I used my concealer as a base all over the lid, then used Deep Truth eyeshadow all over the lid and Black Tied (both MAC) in the crease. No highlight. The green shadow I used for my lower line was a random one from the 120 palette. I used Falsies mascara on my lashes. 

What's your favorite way to celebrate great weather?


Let's have a Quickie!

 Not that kind! hehe. Hey! So I'm on Spring Break (FINALLY!) so I'm playing catch up with some of the things I wanted to post. Yay me! Lol. These are quick looks that take me about 10 minutes to do and are perfect for going to 8am classes looking put together or whenever you're GRF (getting ready fast)! ha!

                                                            Glowing Bronzed Babe

Face => MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark, MAC Blunt Blush for contour, NARS Taj Mahal Blush (Packed on quite heavily! Lol, blush crazy!) Revlon Stiletto Lash Mascara
Eyes => Wet & Wild black liquid eyeliner
Brows => MAC Eyebrow pencil in Stud, then defined with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45
Lips => MAC lipstick in Photo topped with MAC Bright & Perky (LE Tartan Tale Neutrals Holiday Set) 

Rainy Daze

Face => MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark, La Femme Blush in Terracotta
Eyes => Random black eye pencil on waterline
Brows => MAC Eyebrow pencil in Stud, then defined with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45
Lips => I lightly lined my lips with MAC lipliner in Gingerroot then filled in with Marquise D' lipstick, also by MAC (LE Wonder Woman collection)

So yeahhh. Both of these took literally no time at all (so little time I had a chance to snap pics! Lol) What's your favorite quickie make-up?