Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pixi Eye Bright Liner Review

Hey guys!
On my last Outfit of the day post I mentioned that I was trying out nude eyeliner. The one I bought is Pixi Eye Brightner No.1 Nude, it can be found at Target for $16 USD. Is not cheap at all. I was looking for something no more than $7 but I could not find anything. Stila, and Tarte both carry nude liners but they are all around the same price. Since I was already at Target, I decided to just grab it.

The description "This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten eyes and make eye whites look whiter, wide-awake and bigger."

The liner it is waterproof, it stays on all day on the waterline, I was very impressed for that. Unfortunately you don't get much product .

It almost looks like concealer when it is swatched.
It is not the most pigmented eyeliner and you have to swipe it across your waterline a few times to get some color onto your waterline. As for the "opening your eyes" I don't think it does wonders, I would use it for more dramatic looks because it maskes your eyes look more sultry, but for everyday I will stick with my shimmery innercorner highlight. Comparison photo below. top no eyeliner, bottom with eyeliner.

Also, if you wear like to wear eyeliner in your waterline, there is pretty much no use for this.

Overall I would not repurchase this again, mostly because I don't usually do very dramatic makeup.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yesstyle Haul #3

Hey guys!
I placed my third order on Yesstyle because they are having their annual sale. Some of the items are even 80% off! It ends on the 30th of this month just as an FYI. I only purchased 3 items. Two for myself and one for my sister.
I will include the stock photos with each item so you can compare them.

1-The beanie is my sister's, but could not resist to try it on. From 59 Seconds, $14.00
I was expecting the bow to be a lighter shade of gray. But regardless of that is very cute, and very warm.

2- Floral dress from Tokyo Fashion, $7.50

I got the dress for several reasons. Tokyo Fashion is one of my favorite brands from Yesstyle, and have nicely priced items, but some of the items are more on the expensive side. I love floral prints, and I love chiffon. For the price I couldn't resist! I was expecting that for $7.50 this was going to be very thin, but no, the quality is very nice!

3- Floral skirt from Ageha@Shibuya, $7.50
This was a purchase on a whim, only got it because it was very cheap. But the fabric of this isn't the best. It almost resembles fishnet tights, but the print is very pretty, and I like the style of the skirt.

If you guys decide to order from the site use coupon code "Twitter5" of "Facebook5" and you will received $5 off from your order.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Outfit of the Day #4

Hey guys!
My semester just started on Wednesday and I have been super busy because I already have tons of reading to do. Since it has been a while since I posted an outfit of the day I decided to show you what I wore today.
Hat: Forever21
Coat: Forever21
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Gap (got it at the goodwill)
Tights: Target
Shoes: Aerosoles

I didn't really do anything today, except go to the campus bookstore to return a book. Afterwards I went to the Forever21 store at the outlet mall and spent some the money from the book I returned haha. Post on that haul coming soon!

Also I tried something new with my makeup....nude eyeliner!
I've always heard about white eyeliner to make your eyes look brighter, but I have a warm undertone and white looks very unnatural on me. So I heard about nude eyeliner, so went out to search for one endlessly at drugstores and couldn't really find one for cheap, so I spent a little more than usual on this (review on the eyeliner coming soon as well). Best thing is that it actually works! It doesn't look very harsh.

That's it for today!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway! CLOSED

Hey guys!
Last week I reached 100 followers, so in celebration for that I'm going to give away a few goodies.
Prizes are..
- 1 My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask in Black Pearl
- 1 EOS Lipbalm in Sweet Mint
- 1 Bath & Body Work Mini Body Lotion in Warm Vanilla Sugar
- 1 Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Balm in Clear Crystal
- 1 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Lilac Pastel
- 2 Treasures by Shabby Chic Nail Filers
- 1 Wet N Wild Color Icon 8 Pan Palette in Petal Pusher
- 1 Wet N Wild Color Icon 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone

How to enter:
1- Post a blog entry of my giveaway including the picture above and link to this post(max of 3 entries).
2- Post on tumblr about my giveaway including the picture above and a link to this post. You must tag the post with the word "giveaway" (max of 3 entries).
3- Tweet about my giveaway with link to this post (max of 3 entries)
4- Post the following badge on the side of your blog while the giveaway is open. (max 1)

1- Must follow this blog publicly.
2- Must be 18 years old or have your parents permission to participate on the giveaway.
3- Open internationally.
4- Maximum number of entries per person is 10
5- You must leave a comment for each entry that you submit, with proof (the link to the tweet, post, etc).
6- Must leave me your email in one of your comments
7- Giveaway ends on Feburary 14th at 11:59 PM.
8- Winner will be selected randomly using random.org
9- Winner will be announced at the latest on Feb 19th on this post.

Thank you and Good Luck!!!


Thank you everyone who participated in the giveaway, just give me a few days to go through the entries and I will post the winner here, I'm aiming for this weekend!


The winner has been selected

Check it out here

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

Hey guys!
I apologize for the lack of posts this week, I've spent a lot of time online shopping, without actually hitting the checkout button. So today I have a review on these new blushes from Maybelline. They are part of their collection for 2012.There are 10 different shades. The ones I have are Peach Satin and Rose Petal. I like that they have a nice variety of colors to choose from. They vary from light pinks, burgundy, brown and very bright colors. These are available at your drugstores for around $6-8 USD. Maybelline describes the product as "Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream."

L to R: Rose Petal, Peach Satin

Packaging wise is very simple and compact which I adore because I can throw them in my bag and take them with me everywhere I go, and touch up my makeup up in case I need to do it.
When you first get these they will have a dome shape like the mac mineralize blushes. But the shape is gone once you dip in your fingers. I think they are a little bit hollow. Texture wise is so interesting. I have never even heard of something like this, they seem like cream blush but they really aren't. The best way I can describe their texture is play-doh because you can move the product in the pan around without actually transferring much of it into your fingers. These apply better with your fingers. Here is a swatch.

L to R: Peach Satin, Rose Petal

As you can see Rose Petal is very Sheer, and Peach Satin is the opposite. If you are interested in these I would suggest getting the brighter and darker shades to get better color payoff. However you can still build up the color without any problems at all. These don't cake because they are very light. I love the satin finish they have. I do like them and reccomend them and wear about 6 hrs.

I really can't compare them to the Dream Mousse Blushes, I have never tried. them.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream

Hey guys!
Today I'm on blogging mood, but I don't have many pictures! But I will tell you about one of my absolute favorite products, the Skin79 Hot Pink BB cream ( complete name is Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF25 PA++).
For those who don't know what a BB cream is here it goes. It is a Korean cosmetic that is very popular in Asia because it promises to deliver amazing results. Each BB cream is formulated to do different things such as whitening, hydrating, provide spf protection, anti aging formulas, can be used as a primer before makeup, etc. The best part of all is that they provide good coverage. So it is basically your skincare+makeup in one step!

This one is one of the most popular ones. It promises to do three things which are whitening, provide spf 25, and wrinkle prevention. I have used the same bottle since late April, and just finished the last very drop of it. Hence why my bottle is basically destroyed.
The consistency of this is a little bit on the thicker side and it smells like roses!
As for the color, I think suits me, I'm an NC25 on MAC and this is what it looks on me. Which is quite a good match.What I like about this is how well it controls the oil, I only have to blot once a day when I wear it. I like that it cover imperfections without looking like a mask, and it feels so light on your skin. I actually saw and improvement on my skin, less breakouts and it has lighten my skin tone a little bit.

The few downsides to this is that despite the cute design of the bottle it is impractical because there is no way of knowing if you are running out, it only comes in one shade, so it doesn't match everyone, also it is quite expensive, I live in the United States (In southern California), so we don't have a Skin79 shop here, and I have to order it online, or get it from some Asian beauty shops. If you happen to be in LA I would definitely visit Koreatown and hit the beauty supply stores!

In overall I do recommend to try this out if you have the change. For more info you can see my video review.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters vs L'Oreal Balm

Hey Guys!

So there are a bunch of new products at the drugstore lately. The Revlon Lip Butters have been very hyped, and recently L'Oreal released a new product "Balm" that is their version of the Lip Butter.Both brands promise to deliver a hint of color while moisturizing and improving your lips. The Revlon Lip Butters come in 21 shades while the L'Oreal Balm come in 8. Both retail for around $7 USD.

Revlon Lip Butters in Creme Brulee, Tutti Frutti, Cherry Tart

L'Oreal Balm in Rose Elixir, Caring Coral

What I inmediately noticed is that the Revlon Lip Butters have different finishes, some of them are frosty, shimmery, and cream and I love the color selection, there are a couple of nudes, very bold colors and darker colors as well. The L'Oreal Balm all have cream a cream finish and they all are more wearable colors. As for the smell, Revlon Lip Butter, even tough they all have food names they don't really smell at all. Balm has as slight vanilla scent very yummy I must say.

I have to say that I prefer the packaging of the Balm it looks luxurious! I'm not really a fan or the Revlon "quilted" design. The cap colors vary depending on the shade that you get. So here I have some swatches.

On the left side are the Revlon Lip Butters, on the right the L'Oreal Balm.

I was very disappointed at the pigmentation of the Balm, it's basically clear lip gloss, and for $7 USD is very expensive. Also another thing that bothered me is the greasiness of it, it doesn't feel waxy like balm but greasy like oil on your lips. On the other hand the lip butters are very creamy and very light, but they don't really moisturize your lips. It is basically lipstick and not a tinted lipbalm.

So don't buy the L'Oreal Balm, it is a waste of money, rather get yourself a Lip Butter!

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