Monday, January 31, 2011

Bare Escentuals: Big Smile

During the most recent sale the Get Happy kit was on sale for $14.50 and even though I now have 3 glee radiances, I just couldn't pass it up. I'm very glad I got the kit. Big Smile is a really pretty pink. When I saw it in the jar it remined me of Cherish but once I compared them side by side they are not that similar. Big Smile is a purple leaning pink and I think that is why I thought it looked like Cherish.

Some girls on BEA were talking about using just the brightening primer with the Gold Mineral veil over it instead of foundation so I decided to give it a try. I just have on the brightening primer, concealer and the GMV. I think it looks okay but I like my skin looks better with foundation.


Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Big Smile lash to brow,
Queen Marie in crease and outer 1/3ish,
Angel in middle of crease and lid,
Big smile lash to crease over angel,
Legit wet lined on top.
Rimmel mascara.

CHEEKS: Glee Radiance
LIPS: Rose lipstick and lip liner

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pink for Spring

The other more wearable trend I found in Allure was pink eye shadow with black liner. They have quite a range of looks including one with hot pink and black but I thought I would do the softer pink look because more people can wear it.
This was the inspiration for this look. The look in the magazine was done with the NARS Caravaggio duo. I don't have that one so I just used Bare Escentuals.


Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Benefit Gogo Girl under brow and blended down,
Angel food cake in the crease and blended into the middle of the lid,
Bauble lightly over angel food cake,
Bahamas blended over everything lash to brow,
KVD Lucifer wet lined top and bottom,
Rimmel Mascara.

CHEEKS: Azalea Blush
LIPS: Vienna Buxom

Friday, January 28, 2011

Seeing Red

I was looking through Allure yesterday and they highlighted some pink and red make up trends. I decided to give the red look a try because it seems like the most unwearable trend. I think it actually doesn't look bad and would be fun for a night out.

Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Tarte pink under brow,
Pure Luxe OMG Red lash to crease,
Big and Bright liner in Intense black on top and bottom and along water line top and bottom,
Rimmel mascara.

CHEEKS: Desert Rose blush
LIPS: Kanani Buxom

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Since my look yesterday was so bold I thought I would do a simple look today. Surreal is so pretty but I hardly ever wear it.

Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Eye Bright lash to brow,
Surreal dry lash into crease on outer 2/3 then foiled lash to crease on outer 1/2ish,
Eye bright lash to crease on inner 1/3ish,
Spiced Fig wet lined on top,
Rimmel mascara.

CHEEKS: Intrigue
LIPS: Avon Glazewear lipstick in Gypsy red

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kat Von D Gypsy

I think this is my favorite Kat Von D palette. You can't get it anymore but I heard rumors for a while that they were planning to bring it back--so you never know.

Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
KVD Gypsy greens with KVD Peggy lash to crease on inner 1/3,
Rimmel mascara.

CHEEKS: Pink Diamond Blush
LIPS: Sherbert lipstick with With a Twist gloss over it.


Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
KVD gypsy palette,
Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara.

CHEEKS: 100% Pure Straberry blush
LIPS: Tarte Paradise lip gloss

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Product Reviews: a scrub, a moisturizer and a top coat

Today I want to talk about some bath and body products I have been enjoying. The first one is a body scrub from Tree Hut. It is a shea and sugar scrub. I have only used it once but I’m already sure that I love it. My skin is so smooth. The scrub is abrasive enough to really do some work but once you add a little water it is less abrasive. If you have sensitive skin you might find it too harsh. It did make my skin a little red while I was using it but once I got out of the shower that was all gone. My skin feels smooth but I think it also looks smoother than it did before. This would be a good scrub to use before using a tanning product or tinted moisturizer. I think I will definitely use it often in the summer. I got the Honey Almond scent but there are two others Coconut Lime and Brazil nut (I think). The Honey Almond smells like honey and I really like it.

Another product I love is Vaseline Aloe Fresh hydrating lotion. I like it because I think it does a good job moisturizing but it absorbs quickly. It has a fresh scent I like, but I would imagine some people would not like it—so you might smell it before you buy it. I also like the gel version of this lotion. I use the gel in the summer. It is a lighter moisturizer but it gets the job done and also absorbs quickly.

I have been doing my nails more often lately. I haven’t really painted my nails much in the past because when I do I always ruin my manicure five minutes later when I bump my nails against something and muck them up. That is why I love Sally Hansen Insta-Dry top coat. It really does help your nails set quickly. I’ve used it a few times and managed to keep the manicure in tacked each time. It also prevents chipping. I used it over Flashy Fuchsia and did a ton of dishes that night and had no chips. So I would recommend this for all you accident prone gals like me.

I am wearing the top coat over Pedal to the Metal. I really don’t know if I like this colour. It is a silver with lavender tones and I can’t decide if it is pretty or weird. Your thoughts?

I picked up a tube of Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator mascara and I think I am going to try to use it every day for the next 30 days and see if anything happens. I’ll post pics and a full review when I’m done with the test.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some Sparkle and Shine


Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Hugs under brow,
KVD Lucifer in crease and outer 1/3ish,
KVD True Love dark purple in the middle of the lid blended into Lucifer,
Snowmandance Plummy lash to crease blended out,
Big and Bright liner in intense black,
Flawless definition mascara with buxom mascara over it.

CHEEKS:Irresistable blush
LIPS: Tarte Charmed

This didn't take very long. I was in a hurry this morning so I just had to do something quick.

Primetime for eyes,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radaince all over,
Cultured pearl under brow,
High Shine electric lash into crease on outer 2/3,
High Shine Frost lash to crease on inner 1/3,
KVD dark green from gypsy in outer corner and wet lined on top
Tarte mascara.

CHEEKS: Boost Blush
LIPS: Tarte Summer fling tinted lip balm with Energy drink gloss over it.