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Where've I been? Why'd I leave?

October 30th, 2012 (11:49 pm)
aggravated

current mood: aggravated

To make a long story short, I lost interest in LJ because no one was really reading my blog and all I was getting were spam-bots. I figured no one cared if I left because rarely were messages or comments sent and it seemed like my hard work on all these reviews, hauls, etc...were all for nothing. It wasn't until recently that one of my old friends came to me and told me how much he missed reading my blog. If one person that I care about wants to read what I have to say, then I will re-vamp this blog and start posting to it again. So that's what I am doing!

If anyone reading this would like to see a review of a specific product, please tell me I don't mind doing them at all!!

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My Blog

August 1st, 2011 (04:20 pm)
accomplished

current mood: accomplished

If anyone here would like to follow me on Blogger where I blog primarily now, feel free! Here's teh link:

http://blast-of-bubblegum.blogspot.com/

thankyou!

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Review: Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion in Deep Dark Color

June 2nd, 2010 (08:34 pm)
excited

current mood: excited

Years and years ago, I swore off of self-tanners due to some very unpleasant experiences. I tried a spray, which all ran to my feet so my feet were super orange and the rest of me was pale; a gradual lotion which turned my skin brown then flaked off; professional airbrush tan, which was really great but it cost $25.00 per visit. That's $100.00 a month! I don't have that kinda spare change! So for around 6-8 years, I avoided self-tanners, convincing myself that I looked fine pale as a ghost. After watching some amazing reviews and how-to's on youtube for self-tanners, I decided what the hell? The one's being reviewed aren't expensive, why not give one a try?

    The Banana Boat Summer Color self-tanner got some of the best reviews I had seen, and was claimed to not only give you color quick but it was tinted so you could see where you had applied it. It was also said to be pleasant smelling, moisturizing, and natural-looking. I bought the shade Deep Dark because I was so incredibly pale.

    The Color: I gotta say, I really love the color that this tanner gives me. It's a very natural golden-brown that basically looks like you've been baking in the sun all day. I look soooooo much bettter with tan skin! It down-plays my flaws and makes me look thinner (ever seen a pale body-builder? That's why!!). The Deep Dark color is a nice deep shade on first application, so you don't have to apply for days to see results.
    The Tint: This lotion is VERY tinted, which is fabulous! It is VERY easy to see, and by being easy to see, it's easy to rub in and distribute evenly to avoid streaking. Also, this lotion smells heavenly---like pineapples and other tropical fruits and flowers.
    Moisturizing?: Very. This is the first self-tanner I have ever tried where I didn't need to apply a separate moisturizer afterward.
    The Look: Over-all this gives a natural look. I would do it over the weekend though if you want people to think you laid-out because it colors you pretty much instantly. If you're pale one day then golden-brown the next, people will catch on. However, I don't care if people know I fake bake, in fact I'd prefer it if they knew I fake baked (shows you care about your skin more than to let it dry out to a Naugahyde shell out in the sun). So if you're like me and don't care, use it whenever you want and feel good that you're looking beachy without all the damage of the sun!
    The down-fall: There is NO sunscreen in this lotion!! The tube states specifically you will burn if you put this on and just go in the sun. Adding pigment to your skin doesn't protect it in any way from the sun, so be sure to always wear a sunscreen on top of this!

    Directions as stated on the tube: Apply to clean, dry skin. Use sparingly around ankles, elbows, knees, and hairline. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Allow to dry completely before dressing. Color will develop in 2-3 hours and will last several days. Reapply to deepen or maintain color. For best results, wait at least 3 hours between applications. To maintain your desired shade of tan, reapply 1-2 times a week.

    How do I apply?: Personally, and I think this is the best way to apply, I wear latex gloves (those white ones like doctors wear) when applying to my body and face. For my hands I will take off one glove and use the gloved hand to apply the lotion to the back of my hand very carefully so as not to get any on my palms. If I do get any on my palms or the soles of my feet, I use an acetone-free nail-polish remover to dissolve it away. I wouldn't recommend doing this as I don't think it's that safe. I only do it because I am a bit desperate (I got a few blotches that looked like I had leprosy...). If you get any where you don't want it, wash immediately with soap and water and EXFOLIATE!! Exfoliating will get all the dead skin off and let the live skin be tanned more easily.

    Over-all, I have to give this product a 10 out of 10; it is the first self-tanner I have ever used that has actually worked correctly and is easy to use and remove. I will be using it year round since I look so much better with a tan than pale, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get tan over the summer without aging their skin 10 years in the process. Just remember, always wear a sunscreen as this will not protect you from the sun!

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My Top Ten

May 29th, 2010 (12:22 am)
cold

current mood: cold

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Gyaru MeMe

May 24th, 2010 (02:24 am)
groggy

current mood: groggy

1. Describe your style as a Gal.
Pink, colorful, cute, girly.

2. Which models inspire you to get dressed?
I'm not so much inspired by models, more by street snaps of real life gals just doing gal in their normal lives

3. Which brands are you wearing lately?
LEI is the big one, they've come out with some great stuff. But I'm not really a brand whore or anything; if it looks hot then I'll wear it regardless of who made it.

4. What was your first thing from 109?
I've never been so...

5. What compliment about your wardrobe do you like best?
That my clothes look fashionable but mature and suited to me.

6. What do you wear most often?
Faded jeans and a fancy top

7. I like getting...
Letters from my pen-pals and makeup

8. What do you look at first when you see a Gal?
Hair and makeup. I've seen gals in their pajamas but with full faces of makeup and hair done.

9. What Gal rules have you broken?
I think mostly tanning---I'm medically unable to tan though, so it's not like I'm doing it just because I don't want to (doc said one more burn like the last one I had and I'll be getting skin cancer anytime). Circle lenses, but I'm getting some of those soon; the big one is probably that I'm still very shy. But I have a feeling lots of gals are shy, they just manage to hide it very well.

10. What would you never wear?
Booty-shorts out in public. No one needs to see all that!

11. What do you think is essential for a good look?
Effort, confidence, and knowledge about what you're trying to achieve.

12. How do you feel when viewed as a Gal?
Not many people around me know about gal, so I've never been truly called out as one. I do get compliments though.

13. Do you have many friends that are Gal?
A few, but I'm really picky. A lot of Ameri-gals are total bitches and I won't put up with that shit.

14. What is the next thing that you plan to buy, that you desperately need?
Circle lenses and some awesome nails

15. What's your favorite accessory?
Earrings; I wear them even though I am currently healing a hematoma behind my right ear. I feel naked without them!

16. Sexy, monotone or elegant?
Elegant mixed with sexy

17. Would you wear clothes that aren't in fashion?
If it's a timeless classic then yes; if it's just plain old and tired, then no.

18. What is your current obsession?
Stripes. I love them, they are so in this year! I got some new striped tops and a striped bag recently!

19. Do you like to spread Gal fashion? How do you do it?
I do; I blog and have written school papers on it. Given some of the people who looked at it afterwards were frightened (prolly found outdated manba pics on google, can't stand that), but once I showed them current pics of my favorite styles they were more intrigued than scared.

20. What advice would you give to someone starting out?
Get the hair and makeup perfect before you do anything else. If you have these 2 elements, you can make anything look good!

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Recent Haul and Junk

May 15th, 2010 (02:22 am)
awake

current mood: awake

So, I sold one of my text books back and got some money, which I promptly spent on makeup. XD Here is what I bought:

 

~ 5 Sinful Colors nail polishes
    Colors: Scandal, 24/7, Mint Apple, You Just Wait, Glass Pink

~ 2 Sally Hansen Complete Manicure nail polishes
    Colors: Peachy Keen, Naked Ambition

~ 2 Wet n Wild MegaSlicks lipglosses
    Colors: Cotton Candy, Cherish

~ 2 Jordana Lip Shines
    Colors: Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit

~ TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

~ Britney Spears "Curious" perfume (sample size)

~ 2 Revlon Creme Illuminance shadow quads
    Colors: Skin Lights, Not Just Nudes

    Of the 5 nail-polishes I got, 2 are for my pen-pal in Korea. I'm also sending her one of the Jordana lip glosses, one of the Wet n Wild lipglosses, the Britney Spears perfume sample, and a Bare Escentuals mineral veil (I have like 6). She just had a birthday see, and I want to be nice and make it special for her. I also got her a really cute card with a nice little message in it. I think she'll really like her package! ^.^

    The TRESemme dry shampoo is for the in between days when I don't wash my hair with regular shampoo. It's not good to shampoo every day, so I shampoo every third day, which works great for my hair (it is very dry and the 2 days gives it time to get re-moisturized). The nail polishes by Sinful Colors are absolutely gorgeous, I'm wearing 24/7 right now (it's a neon barbie pink). Only problem with them is they chip really easily, so I'll have to start putting a top coat over them. The Sally Hansen polishes are so pretty, I really want to get more of them. I want to get a pastel purple and gray (those colors are really popular this season). The Creme Illuminance shadow quads are basically a cheaper version of MAC Paint Pots. They work as great color bases and highlighters, though you do have to use a base with them because they will crease. I really like the Jordana Lip Shine lip glosses, they are extremely shiney, have a pleasant, light scent, and are completely non-sticky. I'll probably buy more of them since they are only $1.99. I was pleasantly surprised by the Wet n Wild lip glosses too; There is next to no smell with these (which is fine in my book), and they are super shiny, slick, non-sticky, and pigmented beautifully. Oh. and the Britney Spears perfume actually does smell really good. The bottle (sample) is glass too, that surprised me.

I also recently got:
~ A couple powder puffs
~ A new package of cotton rounds
~ Another Revlon Creme Illuminance shadow quad (Seashells)

~ Physicians Formula Baked eyeshadow trio in "Baked Sands"

~ Another NYC Liquid Lip Shine in "Pink Kiss" (my favorite)
   
    The powder puffs are so that I can apply powder without smearing my liquid makeup. The cotton rounds I got were a dollar more expensive than the last ones I bought, BUT, they have an exfoliating side that works really really great with my toner. I fell in love with the creme shadow quads and just had to have another one! Hopefully I can get all of them over time. The Baked Sands trio I bought because the one I already have is matte. This one is the shimmery formula and I just love it! I wanted to get Baked Sugar too, but the only one they had was broken to pieces so I couldn't get it. Bastards. Now I bought the NYC Liquid Lip Shine because I love love love the color and the smell and the texture, and I was running out of the ones I have so...I plan on getting more too, but I'm not sure when I'll actually do it...

I also got some non-cosmetic items:

~ A set of 8 multi-colored ballpoint pens
~ "Fiction Writing for Dummies" (book)
~ "Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat" (book)
~ "500 Look and Feel Good Tips" (book)
~ Neon Pink Sketchbook
~ 2010 Pink Hibiscus planner

And I got 2 things off of ebay:


~ Hard Candy Spotlighter All In One Highlighter (Pink)

~ Professional powder brush

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April 10th, 2010 (05:03 pm)
accomplished

current mood: accomplished

Recently I bought:

~ 2 Bonne Bell Lip Lites lip glosses in "Champagne Frost" and "Pink Candy Cane"
~ 3 Prestige Skin Loving Mineral powders in "Sand", "Luster", and "Sheer Light"
~ Revlon Photo Ready foundation in "Ivory"
~ Maybelline Stylish Smokes quad in "Charcoal Smokes"
~ Revlon Color Burst lipstick in "Baby Pink"
~ A NYX powder blush in "Peach"
~ A set of 3 gel eyeliners (silver, gray, black)
~ A L'Oreal Color Juice Stick in "Strawberry Fields"

I got the foundation, eyeshadow quad, and lipstick at the store. The rest I ordered online. I gotta say, I really like the Photo Ready foundation. It gives really nice coverage without being cakey and has a nice amount of shimmer in it. I got the lightest shade they had, Ivory, and it matches me pretty much perfectly; I may be getting a darker one in the future (Vanilla), because summer is coming up and all. But right now, Ivory is perfect for me.

The Lip Lites are wonderful; I have received both the Pink Candy Cane one and the Champagne Frost one. The PCC one smells exactly like a sugar cookie, while the CF one smells of apple juice. They give a great shine to my lips and taste good as well. 

The Maybelline quad is fabulous, I love the colors! There are many tutorials on youtube involving this particular quad, and I'm very happy to finallly have one of my own! I really like this line too, I believe I did a review on them already, but I just want to repeat that they are of great quality as well as affordable.

The Revlon lipstick; while the lipstick itself is fabulous, the packaging or something is flawed. The stick leans against the inside of the tube and it gets everywhere (I will either de-pot it or buy another)! But I must re-itterate, the product itself is wonderful and I will certainly be getting more. I probably just purchased a bad one (not the first time that has happened).

I purchased the Prestige powders because I am looking for a new mineral foundation that is reasonably priced. BareMinerals is very good, but it is very pricey; so I thought I'd give Prestige a try! I tried the "Sand" today...omg oompa loompa! It was way too dark for me! Threw that sucker out...the other 2 are good though; the Luster is 3 powders (highlight, contour, and bronzer) in one, and the Sheer Light is my perfect shade for foundation.

The NYX blush I got because I am trying to find a dupe for my RMK blush. The RMK was a $30-35.00 blush (Japanese department store brand), and I just can't afford to buy another one...at least not until I have steady work. This one, while it is not a dupe for the RMK, is a very pretty light pink that looks very good on me. I just wish it were as peach as it looked on the website, cuz the swatch on the website looked exactly like my RMK. If you know of any blushes that are affordable and match the color "30 Soft Pink" of the RMK Ingenious Cheeks collection, please tell me! I really love this blush! (Of course, make sure it's not CoverGirl).

The gel eyeliners were a bargain! For $4.99 (free s/h) I got 3 gel liners plus a free liner brush! I'm in LOVE with gel/creme liners; I saw at least 500 for sale on ebay but managed to find this treasure buried deep in there. I got metallic silver, metallic gray, and metallic black. I'll review them when I receive them.

The Color Juice Stick is said to be one of the best lipsticks ever made. Sadly, they have been discontinued and are only available on ebay. I saw so many good reviews on them that I just had to get one! The one I got is "Strawberry Fields".

"Pink Candy Cane"  
"Champagne Frost"

NYX blush in "Peach"

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in "Baby Pink"

Maybelline Quad in "Charcoal Smokes"

Revlon PhotoReady foundation

Gel Eyeliners + free brush

L'Oreal Color Juice Stick in "Strawberry Fields"

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals foundation
 

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Just another post...

March 15th, 2010 (10:18 pm)
exhausted

current mood: exhausted

    I received my 3 eyeshadow palettes (they sent me the wrong ones), my "Sugar Plum Ice" lipstick, and my eyelash glue. I tried on one eyelash to see if I could do it and I gotta admit, it is an art form. I had particular trouble because atm I have long faux nails and I kept nearly sticking myself in the eye. So I grabbed my tweezers that I got for X-Mas and application was much easier. I was also testing the glue that I'd bought; it works really well! I'm glad I got 2 tubes of it.

    I'm trying my damn-dest to do gyaru makeup. I can do the face part really well (foundation, blush, bronzer, highlight), but the eye makeup is killer! Especially since I already have huge eyes, it's hard to make them look bigger without me looking like I'm wearing too much makeup. I'm gonna try and incorporate makeup meant for my eye shape, with the pomp of gyaru. I'll never stop wearing thick eyeliner, but perhaps I'll make it thinner on the lower-outer half of my eyes? Of course I'll wear false eyelashes! That's why I bought 30 sets! But I'll interchange between the more dramatic lashes and the more subtle lashes. I mean, gyaru have light-makeup days like any other girl on Earth right? Save the really dramatic stuff for things like photo-shoots and parties? From what I've seen in photos, I'm not talking total non-sense. I have over 10,000 pics of gyaru and not all of them wear the thickest makeup possible in every single pic. The majority who do, seem to be at photo-shoots or events, or are models who don't wish to be seen without thick makeup. The normal girls seem to lighten it up a bit, then apply it heavier when night rolls around.

    I know what this leads to, the idea that "if you don't do everything all-out all the time, you're not gyaru!". Bullshit. I don't have circle lenses yet, but I've got everything else (still building of course, but I've got the basics). And my eyes are already huge, less work for me to do with makeup (I know the "big-eye tricks", I just have to tone them down a bit or I'll look like a raccoon). I've got the clothes, the hair (WIP), and I think I've got the right attitude. Do your best to look great, screw anyone who doesn't like it! I'm really into the general gyaru now, not one in particular; basically girls wearing what's in fashion and wearing it well. Can't ever get sick of that! I just got a full length mirror of my own, I'll try to post outfits and stuff so I can get some feedback. I will not accept "Fail!" and "Not Gyaru!" as constructive feedback, that is bashing and I will not tolerate it on any level. If I get, "That's good, but this might be better..." or "You're almost there! Just a few more touches such as..." things of that nature. I acknowledge that I'm not a perfect gyaru, it's an art form! And like any art form it must be practiced and honed before it is finally "correct" in all its glory. I'm trying my best with everything else in my life, to fulfill this want.

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Review: Maybelline Expert Eyes Eyeshadow Quads in General

March 10th, 2010 (12:30 am)
working

current mood: working

    I have done a review on the Amethyst Smokes quad in the past. Since then I have purchased 2 more of the Expert Eyes quads and I feel I have a good grasp on what the line is like, having used 3 of them for a pretty long time.

    These quads, first of all, come in a large variety of beautiful colors/combination's. You can find any quad to suit your eye color and preferences quite easily, and they're constantly coming out with new ones. The 2 others that I have along with the "Amethyst Smokes" are "Sunlit Bronze" and "Time for Wine". The colors are quite nicely pigmented; not as pigmented as MAC or Urban Decay, but not as little as they were way back in the day. It's like they found a nice medium, which I personally like; makes it harder to over-apply the eyeshadow. Instead, you build the color till you get to where you want it. Some people might not like that; I do, so I really like these quads. Also, the shadow formula is very creamy, not chalky or powdery. They feel very pleasant to apply and with a primer, will last all day.

    I have never had an allergic reaction to these shadows either. If you remember, CoverGirl gave me some of the worst acne and eczema breakouts I've ever had on my face. Maybelline does not have that effect on me; I don't know if it's because they don't fragrance their eyeshadows or what (why would you put fragrance in an eyeshadow anyway? No one's gonna be smelling your eyes!) but they have always treated my skin well. I plan to get many more of these shadow quads as well as the new Studio line Maybelline has just come out with.

    Overall, these quads get 10 out of 10! IMO, they're perfect for beginners (they come with instructions), perfectly pigmented, and don't set off my eczema or give me acne. Go out and get a few! You'll be glad you did!

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A few more products I regret buying....

March 10th, 2010 (12:29 am)
satisfied

current mood: satisfied

~ NYX Round lipstick in "Rea": This has NOTHING to do with the lipstick itself! I have tons of other Round lipsticks that I adore; this one is just a bad color for me, very brown and muddy. Totally not my color, I wish I had bought "Margarita" instead.

~ MAC Lipglass in "Pink Lemonade": Again, this is not a bad product, I like it a lot actually. I regret buying it because it was $15!!! For a tiny little lip gloss! That's too much! I could've bought 3 of the less expensive lip glosses in the same color that the MAC one is! Total waste of money...

~ Lot of 10 NYC Liquid Lip Shines in "Pink Kiss": I regret buying this because the ones the seller sent me are the old kind, the kind with the hideous smell, rather than the delicious toffee smell. I'm so gonna replace them.

~ Banana flavored lip balm: I really love the smell, it's like banana candy, but the balm itself is greasy feeling and thin. I prefer a balm to be thicker so it sticks to your lips and seals in moisture. I'll use this as a topper for my thicker lip balms for the nice smell, but I won't be purchasing another.

~ 22-Piece Pink Makeup Brush Set: OMG y'all, the eyeshadow brushes are so prickly!! My eyes were watering the first time I used them! Super low quality! The face brushes are good but that's it! Next time I'll buy from a more reputable seller...

~ Maybelline Quad in "Playin the Field": Yeah, this is obviously a very old quad. The pigments are nonexistent, the shadows are chalky, and all that shows up on your eye is shimmer! Not even good shimmer! I was so disappointed...

~ Milani lipgloss in "Whisper": The lipgloss itself is fine, I just regret paying $4.90 for a MINI lipgloss! The thing's the size of my pinky finger! If I had known it was mini I wouldn't have gotten it! Ridiculous...

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What Would You Like?

March 10th, 2010 (12:28 am)
frustrated

current mood: frustrated

    I'm getting new products in sometime soon, but I have noticed, I never take requests on what to review! I would love it if y'all would send in requests of what you would like me to try out and review. The only thing I will not review is any CoverGirl product other than mascara, since I am apparently allergic to something in their makeup. But, other than that, I would be happy to try things out for you! It will give me more to do! (I get bored easily). Try to stick to drugstore products, as I don't have a ton of money to spend on the high-end stuff (I wish I did).

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Glitter and Junk

March 9th, 2010 (07:06 pm)
lazy

current mood: lazy

    So I decided to get my glitter eyeliner today, and I also got a duo fiber stippler brush. I have wanted a stippler brush for so freakin' long, but the one in the store is like $25.00! That's just a bit much for one brush! So I got it for $7.99 on ebay! I got my "Whisper" lipgloss by Milani today. What a rip-off. For $4.90 I got a MINI lipgloss! So misleading! The pic on the page showed it as HUGE! I thought it would be full sized! See if I buy from them ever again...>.>

    Spring break is going really well so far! I'm taking a few days to do absolutely nothing of any importance before I get down to business. I've still got lots of work to do on my commissions and schoolwork as well, but I need a LITTLE time to relax!

    Oh also, I'm completely in love with my 120-color eyeshadow palette and my 88-warm eyeshadow palette! I'm going to get the 156 palette next, and hopefully a 72 shimmer palette. I'm trying to broaden my scope of looks and branch out from neutrals to brighter colors. I'm really loving my neon-pink look that I made! I'll prolly make one in turquoise and purple next. My 3 eight-color palettes still haven't arrived. Grr.

12-color Glitter Eyeliners

  Pink Stippler brush

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Review: Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Concealer

March 9th, 2010 (01:32 am)
giddy

current mood: giddy

      I have been using my Rimmel Recover for a while and have found flaws in it (I still love it though don't get me wrong!); the concealer, for my purposes, is just too thin. My under-eye circles are SUPER dark, to the point where I have to apply yellow concealer to tame them a bit. The Rimmel concealer didn't cover up the yellow when blended out, so I had to pack it on, and that felt nasty and cakey. I heard good reviews on the Maybelline SuperStay 24 hr concealer, so I thought I'd give it a try.

    This concealer is very pleasant feeling and creamy, yet not heavy or cakey. I can apply this without the yellow concealer and my dark circles will be completely hidden! The pigmentation and consistency are very good, you don't need a lot to cover up your imperfections. It does sort of exaggerate my fine lines around my eyes, but I discovered that was because I was using much more than I needed. Once I used a lighter hand, it blened beautifully and felt like I wasn't wearing anything! I did find it a bit pricey though; for $8.99 you only get .30 fl/oz. And I bought it on Ebay, where everything's supposedly cheaper than in stores. Hopefully by the time I need to buy a new one the price will have come down some...

    Overall, this product gets a 9.5 out of 10! It is easy to apply too much and a bit pricey for what you're getting, but it works great, is very opaque, and covers all my imperfections beautifully!

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A couple more purchases

March 9th, 2010 (01:31 am)
chipper

current mood: chipper

    I decided to get 2 more Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipsticks in "Pink Bloom" and "Born With It". I've seen these in the store and they are sooooooo pretty! And the Moisture Extreme lipsticks RAWK!! I have 2 of them in "Windsor Rose" and I love the way they feel and smell (watermelon scented), and they're non-drying and actually act as a lip balm as well as a lipstick. I also got another lipgloss by Milani, it's called "Whisper". I'm really into nude glosses these days, they look so pretty over a neutral lipstick or even by themselves! I'm thinking of getting some glitter eyeliner too. I see a lot of chicks on YouTube using it and it looks great on them and adds a nice touch to an otherwise normal look. I thought it would look kinda cool over black or brightly-colored eyeliner. I found a set of 12 for like 7-something dollars, so I'll prolly get that when my next payment comes in. OMG I got my eyelashes today!! YAYYYY!!! They're so pretty!! They're not as long as I expected, but no big deal! they'll make my lashes extra thick instead! Now I just gotta wait for the glue to arrive!  I may, once I get my money transferred, go to the store and buy some until the good stuff comes in...In case you forgot I got the 3 sets of 10 criss-cross style eyelashes. I've seen a lot of girls on youtube applying their lashes incorrectly; I will tell you the correct way to apply them!

    1. Apply the lashes to your eyelid after the glue is partly dry and tacky.
    2. Give the glue a minute or two to dry completely. Fan your eyes if you want.
    3. CURL YOUR LASHES WITH THE FALSE ONES!!!! This is BIG! It makes your lashes blend with the false ones and look more natural! If you don't do this step your natural lashes will stick out under the false ones and look terrible (esp. if you have blond lashes like I do).
    4. Apply mascara to your now curled lashes. It will hold the curl and make your lashes blend more with the falsies.

I was taught this by a makeup artist, so don't think I'm just pulling this out of my ass.



   "Born With it"

("Pink Bloom" not pictured)

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Review: Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream

March 7th, 2010 (01:26 am)
peaceful

current mood: peaceful

    If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I have super thick, curly, frizzy hair. It's not from lack of care, I take very good care of it! I use high-quality shampoo and conditioner, leave-in conditioner, heat protectants, smoothing creams, curl definers, and straightening gels. Nearly nothing gets rid of the frizz though. I really need to find a deep conditioner that I can treat my hair with every so often...but anyway, I tried this product on the recommendation from a hairstylist on TV (not a commercial, it was a hairdressing show and he just happened to use this), and I just LOVE it!

    The consistency of this cream is very light and non-sticky. With my other smoothing creams (which I also love) my hands feel gooey and sticky after I've put the cream in my hair. With this there is no residue, it comes off my hands cleanly and once it dries I can't even feel it on my skin (of course I wipe it off when I'm at home but out in public, no chance). The product itself is a pearly, iridescent, mousse-like cream that you pump out of a bottle into your hand and distribute through your hair. What I really love is how light it is; it doesn't weigh my hair down when I apply it while still smoothing out my frizz. This product also smells REALLY good; like pineapple! It only takes 1 or 2 pumps to completely cover my hair so a little goes a long way and you don't end up wasting a lot of product.

    The downside to this product is it is a bit pricey; I got it at drugstore.com for around $12 or $15. But considering it's a salon product, I would go ahead and get it for cheaper at a drugstore than at an expensive salon. Overall though, not including the price, I would give this product a 10 out of 10! It's light, silky, smells great, and does its job very well! If you have frizz, I would definitely recommend this product!

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