Archive | August, 2010

Smackages!

31 Aug

Everyone loves free products right? I know I sure do. If you like free stuff as much as I do, you definitely need to check out smackages. Smackages is a new website that will allow you to get free samples of makeup sent to your house. It hasn’t fully launched yet, but they’re taking sign ups still. I was one of the first 50 people to sign up, so I got a free Sigma F80 synthetic flatbuki brush. I was so excited to get it in the mail yesterday. I love how it came with a hand written note congratulating me. Little personalized touches like that are so nice to see. So far, I love this brush. It’s great for stippling on my liquid foundation. I get great coverage without using a ton of foundation. Love love love this brush.

Peace Love & Lipgloss

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The Fabulous and The Fail

7 Aug

Remember how I show y’all all the new really cool Black Radiance products? Well last week I picked up 2 products to test out. I grabbed the duel ended concealer that I featured in the last edition, and then I picked up a gorgeous lipgloss. One was fabulous and one was a complete fail.

I was so excited about trying out the Black Radiance Impressions lip gloss in Rose Desire. It’s the absolute prettiest lip gloss I’ve ever seen. I wanted to rip the packaging off right in the store. It was that pretty. At first glance, it’s a rich warm almost raspberry pink. The magic happens when you look at it from a different angle. It flashes completely gold! Not gold shimmer but completely solid gold. I was giddy about how amazing this product was going to make my lips look. I stood in the checkout line with visions of beautiful deep pink lips with that gold dimension. I just knew this was going to be my holy grail lip gloss. I get home, and eagerly rip off the packaging. I open it up, and my first though it, “it smells a little funny” not expired product funny just…odd. I could ignore it though because the color was so beautiful. I slick it on my lips and…nothing. I load on more product in hopes of the gorgeous lips I saw in my head…nothing. Maybe it’s the lighting! So I go into another room for some better lighting…nothing. It was nothing more than a super sheer barely glossy slightly pink lipgloss! I was so disappointed. This product is an epic fail.

Thank goodness I am much more please with the concealer I got. I use it in so many ways. The stick side is great for covering my dark marks and acne scars. It’s also really good for neutralizing the color of my lips for my new favorite nude lip. When I use it under my brows, it makes for a nice brow bone highlight. I use the liquid side under my eyes. I don’t really have dark circles, but it perks me up anyway. The liquid side has a certain slip to it that makes it glide on smoothly. I’m so adding this product to my everyday routine. Even when I only wear this concealer and a light dusting of powder, I look polished and put together. This product is fabulous!

Peace Love & Lipgloss

What’s Been on My Eyes

4 Aug

I haven’t posted one of these in super long because there hasn’t been a week where I’ve consistently worn eyeshadow. So instead, I have a collection of different looks for you guys.
This look was some smokey grays and blues. I used Urban Decay Shattered, Coastal Scents C9, and Urban Decay Perversion.

Excuse the flash in this photo. I wore this look out to party. It was really simple. I used Coastal Scents C7(the darker purple in the Creative Me #1 Palette) all over the lid, Urban Decay Mayhem in the center of the lid, and then MAC’s Grape pigment to darken up the inner and outer corner.

For this look, I took a matte yellow (Coastal Scents C1) in the inner corner, a shimmery gray all over the lid (Urban Decay Shakedown), and then a matte black in the outer V (Urban Decay Perversion). The picture isn’t a very accurate display of color, but the final look was really cool. I got a lot of compliments on this look.

Peace Love & Lipgloss

My New Channel!

1 Aug

I’ve decided to venture into the world of YouTube by starting a beauty channel. TheBeautyScholar is going to be a place where beauty and school come together. Not only will I do videos on makeup and fashion, but I will also relate them to school. So I’ll be addressing things like makeup for school, football games, and fun series for homecoming and prom. I also want to make videos on study tips, dorm room decorating, college applications, SAT/ACT testing, and transferring. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so I hope you check it out and subscribe! Here’s my first video. It’s a really fun would you rather beauty tag.

Peace Love & Lipgloss