Friday, September 30, 2011

Love the Lash: MAC #3

Hey loves,

So yet another one of my sudden disappearances is contributed to a hospital stay :( But now that I'm home and chained to the bed for a week or so the only thing on my agenda is to catch up with school work so I thought I'd do a post. If you've been following me for a while you'd know that my favoriteeeeee lashes ever are MAC #2 but I'd had an extreme issue finding them at local stores and counters so I decided to try #3. They look very similar to #2 except they're shorter and more natural looking (as natural as fake lashes go lol). I'm still loyal to my #2's, but mainly because as long as these are, I prefer longer!  I thought I'd post because these are a solid replacement and may better equip those don't like the "drag queen lash". I've been using a different adhesive for a while so I'll also post on that later this week. Here's the lash...

Very pretty! I love that false lashes provide fullness and shape to any look and besides my eyebrow pencils and lipsticks would have to be my favorite item! Lashes aren't necessarily essentials but are pretty darn nice to have! Tell me your favorite lash in the comments if you have one! Hope you've all been well and stay tuned for some more posts this week!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lipstick Lovin' :: Inglot Slim Gel #65


I love Inglot. I love the color of this lippie, and that's about it. 

I bought this a while ago when I was visiting NY. I fell in LOVE with the color, as a true purple-y lilac-y shade is very hard to come across.

PROS: Beautiful color, applies well, slightly buidable, feels smooth and moisturizing on lips

CONS: Such a smooth lipstick that it feels like it'll melt on a hot day (or in your purse) or easily break if pressed even slightly hard. I kept mine in the fridge all summer. The biggest issue is that it is not long lasting at ALL. I constantly found myself applying then reapplying not too long after. The subsequent issue to that is that this is as it is called a SLIM STICK so with all the reapplications that it takes it eats up so much of the lippie in such a short amount of time it definitely left me wondering if it was worth the $12 price tag. And I don't like to worry about my lipsticks running out after a few uses ya know?!

With that being said, I later got my hands on MAC's Go For It (LE) but for what would've been an extra $2 or so you're getting basically the same color with a lot more staying power. How'd I rate? *drumrolls* 

Mostly because I'm out here on a budget tryna get my $$$ worth! Yadaaaamean???! As much as I love the color I cannot justify this as a $12 plus 8.25% tax percentage purchase! lol Tried any Inglot lipsticks? What was your experience?


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FOTD: Game Face

So the only reason I like fall/winter is back.... yes football has came back into my life and I could not be happier.  I'll generally watch any games that are on but I only go hard for the big boys E-A-G-L-E-S!!! When I'm not wearing any Eagles related paraphernalia during games you can almost bet I'll have some green painted on my face! Yesterday I decided to do a Eagles inspired cut-crease in honor of my boys 1st regular season game. The Eagles green is actually more of a teal-ish blue green so I grabbed some colors from my 120 palette (AGAIN! lol) The look..

Face => MAC Studio Tech foundation in NW45,  Brow pencil in Stud, Studio Sculpt  concealer in NW45, MSF Natural in Dark, La Femme blush in Sienna, Blunt blush for contour
Lips => MAC Fresh Brew l/s, Instant Gold l/g
Eyes => Used the 120 palette (follow the hearts :) Dolla holla store silver glitta liner on top lashline, white kohl on waterline, Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

In case anyone's wondering the birds won 31-13. A win means a great start to the week. Hope everyone had a good weekend.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lipstick Lovin' :: MAC Ravishing


Maybe a few months ago I mentioned that I bought (or wanted to get) MAC's Ravishing lipstick. I did end up getting it and I love it! It's a cremesheen formula so it goes on pretty nicely (although not as great as my other CS) but any flaws in the lipstick can be concealed by placing a gloss on top.

 This lippie does have strong coral undertones but I'm wearing it here with MAC's Fulfilled plushglass which pushes it slightly pinkish :) 

I think this is a great coral-y pink that can be worn with a wide range of looks. It wears on an average of 3-4 hours for me. Pros to this lipstick is that it is easily buildable for a lighter or more vibrant flush of color AND I can wear this shade without a lipliner (or gloss!). The only con for me is that I do find it extremely drying and exfoliated lips are a MUST for this! I would have to compare the color to a toned down Vegas Volt (One of my favvvvs). Rating? *drumrolls*

What do you think? Have any of you cupcakes tried this shade?


Saturday, September 3, 2011

FOTD: Nature Feels

So I've been OBSESSED with the man, Frank Ocean these last coupla months. Unless you've been living under a rock I hope you've already downloaded this goodness. Anywho, I had "Nature Feels" on repeat when I was getting dressed and I was inspired. I swear I wasn't drinking. The look...


Face => MAC Studio Tech foundation in NW45,  Brow pencil in Stud, Studio Sculpt  concealer in NW45, MSF Natural in Dark, La Femme blush in Bordeaux, Blunt blush for contour
Lips => MAC Russian Red. I don't usually but today I outlined with concealer for a sharper line around my bottom lip.
Eyes => Used the 120 palette (follow the hearts :) Dolla holla store green glitta liner on inner corners, MAC blacktrack on waterline, Maybelline XXL mascara

Yall know I faithfully wear my MAC #2's or 3's but for this look I wore another pair of my favorite lashes: Kiss ENVY human hair lashes in "Juicy Volume 03" (KPE14). They're VERY dramatic and are winged galore!

The track that started it all...

Annnnnnd a bonus mini webcam photo shoot :)

Today was a good day. I found my "lost" eyebrow pencil and I got some great deals while out shopping. Inspiration is a great thing. I guess the randomness of this look is pretty good because Halloween is coming and this is an EXCELLENT look if you plan on dressing like "Eve" (as in Adam and not the rapper lol) or maybe a vamped up "Poison Ivy". If you haven't heard Frank Ocean check him out ASAP!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Runaway Lips!

I told yall about how I bought MAC's Runaway Red in my haul post and here it is in full action. I definitely noticed that what may tone this lippie down is that it has such strong fuschia base. I applied by outlining with a lip brush and before filling in with the lipstick it definitely looked like I was wearing a pink. Anywho's its a satin finish (one of my least favorite finishes) but in my opinion it applies better and with a way more moisturized feel than the typical satins.

As I said before, its not an all in yo face type red which makes it everyday wearable. It may still be too bright for some but I'm used to bold lips so this was like elementary for me lol

I believe this lippie wore for roughly 4 hours. It has a natural shine to it, but I topped it with Revealing l/g for a glossier finish. I like it. Very wearable for a range of skin tones. What's your favorite red lip?