Friday, April 22, 2011

REVIEW - Too Faced Mood Swing Lip gloss.

So i had a 6:30 am shift at work today, putting new shipments out on the floor. Every new employee at Ulta has to do this so they can get to know all the products the store carries. Since we were ahead of schedule and had everything out, my general manager gave us some free gratis. I went to the back office and she had a big box of products, but there was so much stuff, i didnt feel like searching cause she was standing right there waiting for me, so i grabbed this Too Faced Mood Swing "Emotionally Activated Lip gloss" and felt satisfied.

This product retails for $18.50 so i was pretty excited to get it for free. While i was sitting in the break room, i was inspecting the box. I thought the gloss would come out clear, but when i looked at the top of the box, it said 'pink berry' and i was like whaaat? I took out the gloss wanting to try it on my hand, and to my dismay, it came out to a DARK purple! My excitedness quickly dropped down to disappointment. I rushed over, to my sisters house after work to use her laptop charger cause unfortunately mine broke somehow (i know fml) to blog about this.

Heres a swatch of the gloss. This is EXACTLY what it looks like on my lips when first applied, but the camera picked it up differently.. which is weird.
Excuse the bad picture, but this one is the closest to its truest color when i first applied it, but was still much darker on my lips in person. All the other pictures i took of it came out TOO light.

* In the sun.
The top swatch is the gloss when its first applied. The bottom swatch had been sitting on my hand for thirty minutes.

* In the shade

After 30 minutes, i noticed the color gradually get lighter, but in person it still just looks too dark for my liking. i WISH that the camera picked up the true color on my lips, but the closest to the true color i was able to capture, was on my hand. I like the consistency of the gloss. Nothing to sticky and when it wears off, it leaves a nice tint to the lips. I want so bad for this product to work, but i might just have to stick with my Smashbox O-Plump whioh is basically the same concept, but with tingle which i LOVE! This whole different shade thing that it says on the side of the box is really pointless & stupid cause the lipgloss really DOESNT change to your mood. Would i buy this again? Eh, most likely NOT!

^ BEFORE (was MUCH darker in person)


Can you tell the difference?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mini ULTA haul!

So my work has been having some GREAT sales but unfortunately i think it ends today. Maybelline, Revlon, Nyx and some other brands are all 40% off so i decided to take advantage of the sales =) and also my 25% off discount! I didnt get much, just a few things and here they are..

I had two black 1'' Chi straightening irons. My oldest one, about 5 years old that i got when i was a sophomore in HS that still works fine to this day but cracked on one side so a bit of the plastic came off and the little circle thing that says CHI fell off. I also had a newer version that i got last year BUT last week some idiot snapped it in half! YES, i know, i was pissed! I know i didnt need to buy another iron, my older baby still works perfectly BUT i just wanted a newer one. Ulta was having a sale for the ULTRA Chi's that are regularly $149.95 but were on sale for $99 dollars. They had some cute colors but when i saw there was only 1 left of the color i wanted i HAD to have it!

It also came with a black patent bag inside.

I got the "glitzy pink" color that has a holographic shimmer that gives it a great pop!

oh, yeah my conceited puppy wanted to get into the picture! hehe.

I love this stuff! its wax you heat up in the microwave that doesnt need strips and it works REALLY well!
I used to have MAC's fluidline in blacktrack until a "friend" of mine stole my make up bag and gave it back empty.. yeah wtf right? I heard good things about this and decided to try it out. Original price is $10 and i got it on sale for $5 so i couldn't pass it up! Have any of you girls used it? What do you think?

I usually don't have any problems with my eyebrows and i don't normally fill them in with anything, but i saw DulceCandy87 use this in one of her tutorials and i decided to try it out. Its a soft wax pencil that helps keep your brows in place. I have a few spots that i plucked too many stray hairs from and am waiting for them to grow out. This makes my brows look WONDERFUL and i really really like this product and i recommend it foreveryone! I have never used a brow gel but i have heard that this works way better and it doesnt leave my brows feeling hard or crispy.
*With flash

I got this "matte lip cream" and in person and at the store it looked a lot darker than it does on my lips =/ its an alright color but it wasn't as dark as i was expecting but i know i can try and make it work. I thought this would be like a creamy lipgloss, but it feels to me like its a cream lipstain which is kinda funky.

The last product i got was a "liquid crystal liner" which you can put over eyeliner and eyeshadows. Urban Decay makes a similar product but this was only 2 dollars so i decided to get it. Its a very pretty pinkish purple color that has nice glitter/shimmer to it. I usually dont use products like this but i thought why not, it will give me a good pop of color. Besides i think purples look delicious on brown eyes. These pictures do NOT do it justice!

The first line is 1 swipe, the line under is 2 swipes

Without flash

(Image via Google)

^ And theres a better picture of it.

Tried any of these products? Thoughts?
Hope you guys enjoyed!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Got a little tired of my black nails so i had to switch it up. At first i wanted a bright pink nail but when i was in the middle of taking my polish off, the sun went away and it got a bit cloudy.. SO i reached for my bottle of OPI's Got The Blues For Red

With flash

Without flash

Also used Revlon's base & top coat.

To the ladies... Some things to think about.

Saw this on my friends tumblr & i loved it.

- If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
- Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition to save you from heartache.
- Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that’s not meant to be.
- Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
- If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then hell no, you can’t “be friends.” A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend.
- Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
- Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
- The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
- Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up.
- Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
- You cannot change a man’s behavior. Change comes from within.
- Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less. Never let a man define who you are.
- Never borrow someone else’s man. If he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you.
- You need time to heal between relationships, there is nothing cute about baggage. Deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
- You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you. A relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals, look for someone complimentary not supplementary.
- When a man always knows where you are, and your always readily available to him- he takes it for granted.
- A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
- Don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.
- They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and an entire lifetime to forget them.

- Advice from Oprah Winfrey