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Monday, November 21, 2011

my review of the Sigma F05

This brush works great for contouring my nose, jawbone, & cheeks. Also works great at applying blush. I find that it does a great job at perfectly blending the makeup into my skin. Some blush/contour brushes had too much product to the skin causing me to look like a clown, but this brush is amazing. Once again I'm extremely happy with Sigma. The brush is really soft & fluffy. No shedding & holds up after cleaning it.

Description via
Small Contour- F05
Ideal to apply, blend or contour powder products. Softly rounded dome tip smoothly blends color into the face.

My review of the Sigma F80

How does it work with Foundation?
I used it for the first time Yesterday & fell in love! This brush applied my foundation evenly & helped offer more coverage, because the foundation stayed on top instead of soaking into the brush. It didn't apply streaky. This brush was so easy to use on the small areas of my face (nose and under my eyes). I didn't have any shedding. I used it with my Revlon Phototeady. Since this foundation as a pump it was easy to apply it straight to the sponge and then onto my face. Super easy & quick

How does it compare to a traditional sponge/wedge?
for as long as I've been wearing makeup I always used a sponge to apply my foundation. After using my brush I realized that the sponge soaks up alot of foundation causing alot of product waste. With the brush there is no waste. My skin is very acne prone so after using my sponge once I would throw it away. That equals alot of money spent on sponges. The brush is only 16 bucks and can be washed after each use. So all in all having this brush will save me money. I won't have to worry about buying sponges & I won't waste any foundation. 

How to clean the brush:
Yesterday after doing my makeup I cleaned my brush with the Sephora brand brush cleaner & it worked really well. My brush didn't lose it's shape or softness. Came out clean & didn't really take long to dry.

Description via

 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki- F80
This exclusive flat top synthetic kabuki was designed to deliver a flawless makeup application. The Sigma Makeup F80 is a buffer brush that can be used to blend powder or liquid products. The short and dense bristles make it easy to buff your liquid foundation. The long handle adds comfort to your makeup application. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid products and can be easily cleaned. Made of Synthetic Sigmax HD filament.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A package from Aussie & review of "Spray Gloss"

After reviewing hair insurance 
I received a nice package from a wonderful lady from Aussie.

 A cute little Aussie stuffed animal, my daughter loves stuffed animals & her favorite color is purple so of course this went to her. A nice hand written note, another bottle of hair insurance, & a bottle of Spray Gloss.



Spray Gloss polishes off your style with a light shine that’s never sticky. What a bright idea!
What Do I think?
I love it! Leaves my hair with a natural shine. I sprayed it in my hair after flat ironing it & was amazed at how wonderful it worked. It didn't make my hair look or feel oily. My hair was much softer after spraying this. & the smell oh my.. its lovely! If your hair is on the dull side & you wanna add some life to it then I suggest giving this a try!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Natural

I've been eyeing this for awhile now so finally on a recent trip to CVS I decided to pick it up.

Happy Booster
Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
Isn't it so pretty & girly?

A separate compartment holds a cute little brush
-Paraben Free
-Dermatologist Approved

Look Happy!
Brush on a Radiant Blushing Glow
*Ultra-soft & blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow.
*Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight, contour and add radiance to cheeks.

Feel Happy!
Experience The Mood Boosting Effect
*Infused with our happy boost blend, featuring happy skin and euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicing the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
*The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.

Directions: Using a soft powder brush, sweep over entire palette to evenly blend colors. Tap excess powder from brush before applying.  Brush over cheeks to define and contour or apply right below cheekbones for a more defined and dramatic look.

My Thoughts:
I only tried it out once & I already love it! It gives my skin a nice natural glow & really does make me look happy. Works great at contouring your face & gives a small amount of color so you can still use a more pigmented blush with it. There is a very light scent, but it's almost unnoticeable. I got mine is the shade "natural". I also seen one in "rose". These retail for about  13 bucks, but they're well worth it. I plan on keeping this around to use as a highlighter.  Goes on smoothly, not cakey looking, & no fallout. I love that there's no glitter in it! That's a big plus in my book.

Have you tried this before? What are your thoughts?

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

 Creme Brulee & Berry Smoothie

Usually when I think of the word "butter" I think of  greasy, but these lip butters are not like that at all. They do make my lips extremely soft. They glide on smoothly. In my opinion these are a 2-in-1. Meaning they're like a chapstick & also a lipstick all in one. The pigmentation is wonderful. Just like every other lip product I have these will not last through a full meal & drink. I would suggest giving one of these a try. There's a nice selection to pick from so your sure to find a color that's right for you. 
Also Walgreen's has Revlon's products on sale this week for BOGO 50%

Creme Brulee gives my lips a nice nude look while berry smoothie gives my lips just enough tint to make them stand out.  I'm happy with the colors I chose.

Gentlemen prefer pink

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Gentlemen prefer pink"

- Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness
- Silky-smooth, creamy texture
- Stay true color wears evenly

My Thoughts:
Highly pigmented/ true to color
goes on smoothly
moisturizes my lips
Doesn't last through eating/drinking

Monday, November 14, 2011

Battle of the heat protectors (tresemme, Chi, & Got 2b)

All three claim to protect your hair from heat while leaving it soft & shiny. 

My Thoughts:

Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
I spray this in my hair before blow drying it then I spray a little bit before ironing it. I find that it does it's job at leaving my hair with a nice shine. The smell is nice. The only down side is I find that I can't spray this stuff anywhere near my roots are they'll be a greasy mess. Also I find that once I spray this in my hair and straighten it I have to wash it that night.

CHI iron guard
I've had this one for years & only managed to use half the bottle. This stuff leaves my hair greasy & kinda sniff, like hairspray would do. Overall I bought this when all the hype was going on about chi. I don't like it at all. I think it's overpriced and horrible quality. The smell is okay tho.

Got 2b guardian angel- gloss finish flat iron balm
I just bought this Friday & used it twice. I love the way it smells. Leaves my hair soft & touchable. Also adds a nice healthy shine to my hair. I find that it also helps prevent flyaway's & frizz. Overall this is my favorite heat   protector. 

Revlon Colorstay 12 hour eyeshadow quad *REVIEW*

Silky smooth, blendable powder shadow with SoftFlex™ won’t crease or smudge, staying flawless and beautiful for up to 12 hours. Color coordinated quads provide expert mix and match ability for your most gorgeous eyes ever. Available in 18 beautiful quads. Opthalmologist tested. Non-irritating. Safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
• Start by using a concealer to lids to even out skintone and create a canvas for shadow application.
• Using paddle-shaped applicator, apply one midtone shade on lid and lightest shade on browbone.
• Using pointed applicator, apply deepest shade in crease to contour eyes and along lash line to define.

In the Buff:

Berry Bloom:
- Great color payoff/ pigmented
- Applies smoothly
- Actually last's 12 hours w/o a primer

- A bit chalky
- I really like eyeshadow's with a bit of shimmer, but these don't

Overall I think these are great long lasting eyeshadows, but Wet N Wild is still my favorite.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Smashbox color correcting powder *REVIEW*

A powder that reduces fine lines & wrinkles in 10 minutes? It''s not magic, it''s new HALO HYDRATING PERFECTING POWDER. HALO is the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in. It''s advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide deliver dynamic anti-aging benefits while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day. HALO's innovative built-in shaver gives you the perfect amount of luminous loose powder every time with no mess. Finally, a powder that multi-tasks as much as you do. Clinical studies show: -After 10 minutes there is a 33% decrease in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. -After 6 weeks of use, there is a 67% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overall. Includes a custom KABUKI BRUSH for flawless application. Oil-free, Talc-free, and Paraben-free. Winner of the HBA Award for Best Prestige Packaging. .75 oz size - compare to the leading mineral makeup brands and save. Watch the How To video. Find your perfect match with our new Foundation Guide!

Wear alone or as a luminous finishing powder over your favorite primer and foundation. For the perfect amount of fresh powder every time, simply twist the shaver, swirl brush into powder and apply to face. 

What I think?
This stuff is amazing! My cheeks and nose usually stays a reddish color so I use this on top of my foundation to even out my skin. This stuff makes my face look flawless & even.

Disclaimer: I won this product in a giveaway.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

FOTD feat. Baked, Not fried + OOTD

 For my eyes I used all the colors on the bottom row.
Lid- 2nd color
crease- 3rd  color
browbone- 1st color
Camera wouldn't capture it.. It looks really good in person =/ 
p.s. I hate my camera!

Other Products used:
Foundation, concealer, & powder- Revlon Photoready
Lipstick- Maybelline's "born with it"
Mascara- Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes
Eyeliner- Physicians formula for brown eyes in BROWN
blush- Rimmel's lasting finish in 001 Santa Rose

Outfit: Lace & Antique

Top- T.J. Maxx
brown cami- Wet Seal
Jeans- Charlotte Russe. Brand "Almost Famous Clothing"
Boots- Charming Charlie
Earrings- Forever21

Friday, November 11, 2011

FOTD & OOTD - Stripes & feathers

It seems like it's been forever since I've shown my face on my blog. I've been so busy with hauls & reviews that I forgot to show my makeup! Well here's a look I did Today. Sorry about all the pictrues, I couldn't decide which ones to use.

Products used:
Revlon's Photoready Foundation, Powder, & concealer
ELF's blush &bronzer duo
Maybelline's Falsie's flared (top lashes)
Maybelline's great lash Lots Of lashes mascara (bottom lashes)
Physician's formula eyeliner in black (brown eyes set)
Wet N Wild's Sweet as Candy trio Palette
Maybelline's Baby lips in Quenched

Now on to the outfit.. Warning I need to practice setting up my tripod & camera settings.
Also my shyness got the best of me so the poses are a bit awkward.. lol

Outfit details: 
Feather earrings from Charming Charlie
Belt, Blazer, boots, & grey cami- T.J. Maxx
Jeans & black Shirt- Charlotte Russe

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wet N Wild natural blend pressed powder *REVIEW*

Paraben-free pressed powder made with natural ingredients and infused with vitamins and

 minerals to nourish skin. Enriched with light-diffusing pigments to help minimize imperfections 

and provide even-looking coverage.

I really like this powder. I keep it in my purse to apply once my face starts looking oily.It makes 

my skin look more matte & doesn't looke cakey. Overall I think this is a great product to 

Disclaimer: I won this product in a giveaway.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

my ZOYA treats arrived!

I received my two free polishes from Zoya's Halloween special.
I ordered Tiffany (my name) & Drew (my Husband's name)
Overall I'm very happy with both polishes. The formula is amazing & I plan on getting more.

 Tiffany took 3 coats to get this look.

 Drew took 2 coats to get this look.