Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hair Of The Day: Tight Bouncy Curls

Whee! I got the Remington Sleek & Curl flat iron today, I love it!

It cost $35 but is just $30 right now at Target. The dvd it comes with shows how to do some really cute styles. After I've played with it for a few more days I'll post a review (along with a bunch of tutorials) if anyone is interested in that.

Website link: http://www.stylewithremington.com/tstudio/tourmali

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blue & Green

fyi the black line on my nose is an eyelash :)

Cheeks: Jane Blushing Earth Sheer

Lips: NYX Diamond Sparkle gloss Rose

Eyes: UDPP
tkbtrading Colorona Dark Blue (lower lid)
tkbtrading Coral Reef Blue (crease)
tss Angel's Blush (highlighter)
NYX e/l Electric Eel
Maybelline Great Lash mascara







Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Teal FOTD

Cheeks: WnW Mega Glow Cat Walk Pink blush

Lips: Revlon SL l/g Le Chic Pink

Eyes: UDPP
tss Scatter Brain (inner 1/3)
tss Swim With The Fishes (middle)
tss Acidic Reign (outer 1/3)
tss Angel's Blush
NYX e/l Seafoam Green (lower lashes)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

What I used:







Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Review: Hot Tools Curling Iron


Quality: 5 out of 5
Price: $25-$35 depending on the size
Where To Buy: Sally's Beauty Supply, Beautychoice.com, & other online stores

My mother bought the 1 1/2 inch curling iron 3-4 years ago. Its had pretty regular use and has not had to be replaced. I've been using it for about a week and its made getting cute curls so easy! To curl my hair I start abour 4 inches below the base of my hair, roll up to my scalp, hold for 3 seconds, pull the iron down 2 inches, roll back up to my scalp, hold for 2 seconds, pull down 2 inches, and continue that until I've the the ends of my hair around the iron. Once I have all of my hair wrapped around the iron I hold that for 4 seconds and release my hair. When I've finished my whole head I run my finges through my hair and spray it with TreSemme's Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist hair spray. I have thick, slightly wavy hair and set the heat to 8/Extra Hot.

I also use TreSemme's Smooth & Silky shampoo and conditioner, and I just got TreSemme's Heat Tamer spray to use before using heat products.

The iron does get steam coming out of it when I curl my hair, and I have burnt it a little when I had the heat on the highest setting.

Mega 1-1/4" Professional Spring Curling Iron. For large, loose curls. $30
Product Features:
Soft-Grip textured handle
BONUS! 2 replacement springs included
Patented Pulse Technology for Gets Hot... Stays Hot performance
85 watts
10 variable heat settings with built-in rheostat control
Powerful spring clamp
Extra-high heat
24K gold-plated barrel
Fast heat up
Heavy-duty long-life heating element
Foldaway safety stand
Pilot light
Extra-long cool tip
8-ft. super heavy-duty round cord for longer life, reduced kinking and tangling
On / Off switch
Solid-state circuitry

PROS:
-heats really quickly
-gets very hot
-makes great curls

CONS:
-I've heard that the spring for the clamp wears out and has to be replaced. I can't remember whether or not my mother has had to replace hers but I know others have.

I do plan on doing a tutorial with this iron later in the week.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Review: Coastal Scents Gel Liners



Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Size: 3g/0.11oz
Price: $6.95
Where To Buy: Coastal Scents
Would I buy again: Yes!

Coastal Scents has come out with these fantastic new gel eyeliners. They come in 10 great colors, with the basic Black, Brown, and Navy. What I really like is that they have other colors that you don't normally see in gel liners; white, grape, bright blue, turquoise, silver, and gold. They come in a frosted glass jar with a glossy black top.

The liner is soft and creamy. All you need is a small amount on the tip of your brush to get a solid, pigmented line. A little bit really goes a long way. After applying the liner it dries quickly and doesn't smudge for hours. At the end of the day I only had a tiny bit of smudging at the outer corner of my lower lashes, but I don't think anyone but myself would notice.

I've used this on my lower water liner with no irritation. It lasted about 6 hours before it really started to fade.



PROS:
- creamy, easy to apply
- pigmented enough that you only need to use a little bit
- dries quickly and doesn't smudge
- lasts for hours on the water line
- wide color selection

CONS:
- the jar doesn't have any lable with the color name

Ingredients:
Isododecane, Polyethylene, Trimethylsilocysilicate, Cyclomethicone, Ozokerite, Ploymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Propylparaben, BHT. May contain: Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Ultramarine Blue, D&C Red No.7 Ca Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake, D&C Black No.2.

eyeshadow: Fyrinnae's Kitten In Heels
liner: Sky Line



After 6 hours

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Coastal Scents Haul; glitter and gel liners

I felt like getting some fun glitter in Christmas colors to use during the next 2 months, and it took me a while to realize that Coastal Scents has 1 teaspoon samples for under $1.50. So, I got red, green, & gold plus a red and gold eye shadow. The Crystal Teal was a free sample.

I also had to try their gel liners. They are half the price of MAC and HIP (just $7!) and they have more then the basic black/brown/navy/purple colors. I got Sky Line and Turquoise and I love them! They dry fast, a little bit goes a long way, and they are really bright. To apply them I got the black handled taklon liner brush, which is very thin and applies liner really well.





L-R: Sky Line and Turquoise


Sunday, November 9, 2008

More NYX Hauling!

I went back for more. Got another lip gloss and 5 more eyeliners. I'm wearing the Red lipgloss today and it is so pretty! I'm sad its being discontinued. Reviews on the lip/eyeliners and Diamond Sparkle glosses will come soon.






Friday, November 7, 2008

NYX Haul!

I finally found some of the NYX eye liners for cheap ($1) and I found some great Christmas green nail polishes! The eye liners actually work very well. Most cheap brands you have to go back and forth 10x to get decent color but the NYX ones I just lightly went over the same spot 2-3 times and it came out bright. Obviously I will HAVE to go back for more colors. Help out the economy you know...

L-R: Diamond Sparkle l/g Pink & Rose, lip liner Dolly Pink, e/l Seafoam Green & Electric Blue, np Lime Sparkle (top) & Carol (bottom)

These glosses and lip liner are really nice too. The Dolly Pink liner & DS Pink gloss together are gorgeous!


Carol, 3 coats

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Target Dollar Section Haul

Oh Target dollar section how I love you! I got all this stuff for $1 each. They have some cute Christmas nail stickers, cute bath stuff, some fun mu and lashes, and the bangles I am going to give to my neice for her birthday... I might have to go back and get me a set too... I also got a cute planner for her & one for me. I don't know that 13 year olds have anything to plan but whatever.




Monday, November 3, 2008

Forever 21 Haul

Ahhh! I haven't bought clothes in a few months (not that thats a bad thing) but Forever 21 finally got some cute stuff in stock so I made an order last week. I'm going to the mall tomorrow to get more of the sweaters and tanks!

$12 I got this shirt in white a few months ago and I had to get the green too.

$12 I am getting this in more colors, the black isn't sheer like it looks here. I also think I'm going to get my sister and neice one of these for Christmas.

$13 So soft and comfy! I wish they had more then just the charcoal and navy.

$12 Another comfy shirt. Very cute and perfect for fall weather.

These tanks are only $2.80 and there are like 20 colors. I got white, cream, and black. I'll probably get some green, yellow, and berry colors. They are really soft, not too thin, and seem to be good quality despite the cheap price.

Look at these shoes! They were $20 and I am too afraid to wear them because I'm sure they'll stain but they are so pretty! I just wish the heel was an inch shorter. 4' is to high for me.