Thursday, May 29, 2008

More Avon lipsticks

I got three more Avon lipsticks from ebay today and I did swatches of all the glazewear lipsticks I have. I've got a cold so they aren't my best work tbqh. Pictures of my other glazewear lipsticks are just a few post down.

Champagne Glow (less pink, more tan), Golden Glow, Punch (more red then shows)

L-R: Champagne Glow, Nude Attitude, Coral Gables, Toasted Tawny, Plastic Pink
Golden Glow, Royal Fuchsia, Punch, Pink Tiara, Lustrous Berry

xox

Monday, May 26, 2008

Avon Haul

I got a few things from Avon today. A Glimmerstick waterproof eyeliner in Pearly, the 3 in 1 pencil sharpener (works great on my NYX jumbo e/s pencil, good thing because my most used one was completely flat), and 4 glazewear lipsticks that are labeled on the last photo. I'm already planning my next order, I think I'm going to try some of the hair products.

And my entire Glazewear lipstick family! Don't they look happy?

They have some really good sales right now. The Glazewear lipsticks are 2 for $6.99, the Glimmersticks are $2.99, and hair styling products are 2 for $6.99, plus a tons of other things are on sale too. These sales are good until June 5th. One of the things I love/hate about Avon is that something is always on sale.

Free shipping code is Ultimate815, good on orders over $15.

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Ebates

Who doesn't like a rebate? With ebates you can get back a certain percentage of your purchase from select online stores, granted it isn't much (usually 4-5% back) but if you shop online a lot it adds up. This works with Sephora, Target, Avon, Macy's, and about 900 other other stores. You can also earn money by referring other people (that's what I'm trying to do right here baby, support my shopping habit). Ebates will send you a check or deposit what you earn into your paypal account 4 times a year. I just got mine, that's what paid for my Avon haul. To sign up follow the link below, create an account just buy entering your email and creating a password. Making a purchase at any store they support before June 30th will give me $10, and you'll get $10 just for signing up. Then you can refer more people and get cash for that too, plus rebates for your online shopping. It might sound like bull but its not at all, I've been using this sight for 4 months with no problems. I wouldn't promote anything that wasn't totally genuine.

http://www.ebates.com/referral/0508bonusosu.htm?referrerid=zmiCm03v2roZ9LYxZ3dLeQ%3D%3D

Now if only I could remember to use the site, I didn't for this Avon haul *hangs head*.

Friday, May 23, 2008

MAC Eye Shadow Dupes

I haven't tried many of these, so some could be off but I think most are accurate. If you have any to add feel free to comment with them. The ones with the * are the ones I know for sure are dupes either because I have them or because I've seen side by side swatches.

Eye Shadow
MAC Amber Lights = Milani Sun Goddess, NYX Golden
MAC Aquadisiac = Jane Millionare
MAC Atlas = ULTA Silk
MAC Bamboo = Wild and Crazy Wild Guava
MAC Beautiful Iris = ULTA Iris, NYX Frosted Lilac
MAC Black Tied = Jane Clubbing = Milani Storm
MAC Brill = Wild & Crazy Bahama Water
MAC Carbon = NYX Black
MAC Coppering = Milani Flare
*MAC Cranberry = NYX Rust
MAC Crystal Avalanche = NYX White Pearl
*MAC Electric Eel = Milani Atlantis, NYX Irises
MAC Floof = NYX Cream Cheese
MAC Gorgeous Gold = Prestige Glitz C-157
MAC Guacamole = Milani Limbo Lime
MAC Hepcat = NYX Violet
*MAC Humid = Milani Clover, NYX Mermaid Green
MAC Jest = Milani Peachy Peach
MAC Jewel Blue = Jane Eye Zing in Surfer Girl
MAC Juxt = Milani Garden Mist, Jane Rain Forest
MAC Little Madame = Milani Illusion
MAC Llama - NYX Nude
MAC Lucky Green = Wet n' Wild Marquis
MAC Mink & Sable = ELF Sage
MAC Mulch, Sable = Milani Java Bean
MAC Naked Lunch = Wet n' Wild Fine Wink, NYX Aloha
MAC Nocturnelle = NYX Beauty Queen
MAC Nylon = Vanilla Sky
MAC Paradisco = Flirt! Feeling Hot
*MAC Parrot = ULTA Deep Sea, L'oreal HIP in Showy
MAC Parfait Amour = Milani Enchantment, NYX Luxor
MAC Passionate = NYX Cherry or Red Head
MAC Perverted Pearl = Milani Silver Bullet
MAC Pink Freeze = Milani Taffy
*MAC Satin Taupe = ELF Moondust, ULTA Twilight, NYX Iced Mocha
MAC Satellite Dreams = Daffodil
MAC Shale = Milani Icy Plum
MAC Shimmermoss = ULTA Luna
MAC Solar White = NYX Barely There
MAC Sketch = Milani Marooned
MAC Stars and Rockets = NYX Luxor, Milani Shock
MAC Trax = Flirt! Glamourazzi
MAC Vanilla = Milani Snow Frost
MAC Vellum = Milani Moonlight, NYX Snow Cone
MAC Woodwinked = Milani Golden Bronze

Pigments
MAC Dark Soul pigment = Jane Clubbing
*MAC Fuchsia pigment = Jesse’s Girl 553 Sparkle Red
*MAC Old Gold = Jesse’s Girl 567 Sunlit Cactus
MAC Pink Pearl = Jesse’s Girl 551 Superpink Pearl
MAC Silver Pigment = Milani Mercury
*MAC Sweet Sienna = theshespace.com Gothic Glamour
*MAC Violet = Jesse’s Girl 560 Cloisonne Violet
MAC Viz A Violet = NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Purple



MAC Sweet Sienna - theshespace.com Gothic Glamour
Sweet Sienna = $20 (7 gram jar)
Gothic Glamour = $4 (3 gram jar)







MAC Humid - NYX Mermaid Green
In the pot Humid has more yellow/olive undertones while Mermaid doesn't. When you apply them the color difference is not so apparent, you really don't need both. Humid is a bit more vibrant by itself, but Mermaid used with a good base or mixing medium catches up.

Humid = $14
Mermaid Green = $4

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Review: Jesse's Girl Eye Dust

Jesse’s Girl Eye Dust

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging 5 out of 5
Price: $4
Where to buy: Rite Aid & http://www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com/

Jesse’s Girl pigments are really great. They come in large jars with 3.5 grams of pigment, and there are a bunch of colors in all sorts of shades. They don’t have names on the jar but it is on their website, so I'll just go by the color and last 3 digits of the bar code which is on the jars.

All the colors are duo chromed and/or slightly metallic. There are a lot of sparkles, but they aren't overly obvious. They are finely milled and quite pigmented. I find its best to use them over a tackier base, they don’t stick as well as I’d like to UDPP, but shadesticks or creamier bases are fine.

Another great thing about Jesse's Girl pigments is that a few of them are dupes for MAC pigments. There is a dupe of Fuchsia (middle swatch below), Violet (560 Cloisonne Violet), Pink Pearl (551 Superpink Pearl), and Old Gold (567 Sunlit Cactus).

I think most Rite Aids carry this brand. If you can't find it there you can order these from the Jesse's Girl website, where they have free shipping on orders over $20 in the US.


Swatched dry over UDPP on top, wet on bottom, with flash.
566 Duochrome Blue/Green, 553 Sparkle Red, 568 Majestic Green

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide
May contain: Iron Oxides, Iron Blue, Carmine (crushed beetles for red dye, yummy)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Silver, Pink, & Burgundy FOTD

Face: Revlon CS

Blush: Jane Blushing Blossom

Lips: Avon Toasted Tawny glazewear lipstick

Eyes: UDPP
target brand eyedrops to foil
Fyrinnae Equality (inner 1/3)
Fyrinnae Rapunzle (middle)
Fyrinnae Kabuki (outer 1/3)
Smashbox cream liner Caviar/Lava (bottom lashes)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

What I used:

I couldn't get the colors quite right, its actually silver, pale pink, and soft wine. *sigh* My camera didn't love me today.


xox

Review: ELF Brushes

ELF brushes have a special place in my heart, they were the first ones I bought just as I was seriously getting into make up. So I thought I would do a little tribute to them here.

Quality: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $1
Where to buy: eyeslipsface.com
Cruelty Free: Yes

-Total Face, 2 out of 5
Total crap. Its not soft, its not dense enough, its not firm enough. At least it doesn't shed a lot, but thats about the only thing going for it. I never use this.

-Blushing, Bronzing, Blending, 3 out of 5
The ELF website doesn't show it, but this brush is angled. While its not scratchy, its also not very soft. I also don't like it because its not wide enough to apply blush in just a few strokes, you have to go back for more to cover a decent area. I did use this for a really long time, but then I bought my Sonia Kashuk blush brush and finally knew blush brush happiness. It had almost no shedding.

-Foundation, 3 out of 5
The bristles on the brush are stiff but soft, and also kind of crappy at applying liquid foundation (or maybe thats just me, I don't have a lot of/any experiance using foundation brushes). I liked it find for applying powder though. I never really use this, except sometimes I'll use it to put on asprin masks. I think there are probably better quality foundation brushes so I wouldn't recommend this one.

-Blending, 1 out of 5
I do NOT recommend this brush unless you like having your skin scratched off. The bristles are too sparse to blend well and very harsh. I only use this to brush off fallout pigment and to blend foiled pigments, and thats not very often. I don't know if it sheds a lot because I haven't used it enough to find out.

-Angled/Defining, 5 out of 5
This brush has soft angled bristles that are great for precise shadow application, brow filling, and lining. I have not experienced any shedding and this brush is still in great condition after months and month of regular use. I definitely recommend trying it. Zero shedding.

-Eyeliner, 5 out of 5
This is a thin, straight flat brush with firm bristles. I use this to tightline my top and bottom waterlines. Its also good for applying cream or gel liners above and below eye lashes although I do like an angled brush better for that.

-Eye Shadow, 5 out of 5
The quality of this brush is very good. Its soft but not flimsy, and it holds eyeshadow well. My eyeshadow goes on very smooth and blended, and I don't usually have any powder dropping onto my cheeks or lashes. I've had two of these brushes for almost a year and despite the cheap price they are still in as great a condition as ever. Have experianced little to no shedding.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Prettiest Purple

I just have to say, that No Scuples is without a doubt the prettiest purple on the planet, I am so serious. These photos cannot do it justice. This is the first time I've used it and it has become my most favorite eye shadow ever in life. EVER IN LIFE!!!!!

Face: Revlon CS

Blush: Jane Blushing Blossom

Lips: Avon Plastic Pink glazewear lipstick

Eyes: UDPP
NYX jumbo e/s pencil Yogurt
all pigments from theshespace.com
Crack The Whip (inner 1/3)
LE The X Factor (middle)
No Scruples (outer 1/3 & outer 1/2 of bottom lashes)
Wild and Crazy e/l Lavendar (lining inner 1/2 of bottom lashes)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

What I used:




xox

Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, & Wet Seal Haul

Yesterday was fun, I got 3 new Forever 21 tops and a purse. Yay. The skirt and shorts were bought a few weeks ago, they still might be in stores. You can click the photos to make them bigger.

Left: Yellow striped top was $6. Skirt is also from F21 $18.
Right: Cream top was $12. Shorts are from F21 as well $12.
Excuse my fat legs, k thanks.
Left: Black top is $12.
Right: Purse is $17 from Wet Seal. This sucker is huge, if I cut a hole in the bottom I could wear it as a shirt or skirt.
I got these two weeks ago at Charlotte Russe for 75% off, $6. They are more yellow then the photo shows.

xox

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fyrinnae Swatches

I finally got these done, sorry it took so long. These are very true to color. They were applied over UDPP. My favorites are Kitten In Heels and Sennyo, which are a bit brighter then shown. Fyrinnae just put out some new super sparkly colors, so I think I'm going to do another order in a week or two.

With Flash
Natural Light


Friday, May 9, 2008

Review: Olay Ultra Moisture In-shower Body Lotion

Olay Ultra Moisture In-shower Body Lotion with Shea Butter
Infuse your skin with nourishing moisture at the ideal moment for moisturizing skin.

Replace your ordinary lotion with a revolutionary rinse-off body lotion! Olay Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body Lotion works with the warmth and humidity of your shower to reveal soft, smooth skin after just one use. Daily use will improve hydration of dry skin in five days!

After cleansing with your usual body wash or bar soap, and while still in the shower, smooth onto wet skin, then rinse. Step out of the shower and experience softer, smoother skin.


Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Price: $5.99
Cruelty Free: No
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

In case you didn't know, Summer is coming. With that arms, legs, and various other long covered body parts are making their way out from under the layers we wore during the winter. For me this means is time to start moisturizing, something I don't do too often because it takes too long and I don't like my skin being sticky under my clothes. In addition to that I don't want my lotion to leave stains on my clothes either. So, I remembered getting two of those small travel sized tubes of Olay's in-shower body lotion last year, and I loved them so I decided to try it out again. Of course they re packaged and/or re formulated, but the new stuff is just as good.

PROS: You use this lotion in the shower. Just rub it on then rinse it off. No hassle. After that you just pat dry and you're good to go with super soft skin and you don't have to wait for it to sink in before you can dress. This really does leave my skin really, really soft. You notice it almost immediately. It does have what I call the 'Olay' smell, but its not too strong and I like it. I could see it being too strong for some people though. This also comes in an Age Defying formula.

CONS: For some reason they put a hole at the top of the bottle, I guess so you could hang it up on your shower. Honestly I think its a waste of space and the bottle is kind of heavy so it could break whatever its hanging on. Also the biggest concern to me is that Olay does test on animals, but I couldn't find anything like this by a cruelty free brand. Please don't hate me, I really tried to find a substitute!

This is available at Target, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, anywhere. Target is the cheapest place to get it. Its in the body wash sections, not the lotion section. There are two sizes, the smaller is $2.99 at Target and I think the larger is $5.99.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fyrinnae haul pics!

Well, I got these much earlier then expected! I order on the 29th of April and got them on the 3rd of May. Looks like Fyrinnae's got things back under control, yay! I bought 8 e/s samples and got an extra one free, and I love them all. I went all over town today trying to find another birthday gift for my sister (was unsuccessful) so I was too whipped out to do swatches. I may get to them Sunday morning, but I've got my sisters party that afternoon so I don't know. I will hopefully get them done on Moday.

Kitten in Heels is a bit washed out here, its much brighter in real life.
These are a little lighter and a lot brighter in person, fyi. Sennyo was the freebie and I'm so glad they sent it, I would never have tried it based on their website swatches. Its so bright and pretty. Elven Dagger is a lot brighter, like Leif.

I hope this helps some of you out, and I hope you don't get to many lemmings. *evil laugh*
xox