Monday, December 20, 2010

At home waxing!

I needed to get rid of my lip hair one day and I usually bleach the hair but my coworkers told me that waxing is a lot better because you don't even see the hair. I always thought it would grow back thicker and thicker...well to make a long story short, I went to Sally's to get wax and came across Surgi Wax Remover for face. Here's how to do it:

Here is what it comes with:

Put it in the microwave until it gets soft. (Read the instructions for the time for your microwave) Test it out on your skin before applying to the lip area.

Here's what it looks like after the microwave:

Here it is on!

Final conclusion:
I think it is a good process for a beginner and at home waxing. The only thing was it took multiple times to microwave it a total of like a minute extra than it said on the instructions. I was scared to pull it off myself knowing exactly when the pain was to come but it wasn't so bad! It cools to a hard plasticy like texture then you rip it off like a bandaid! Pulled the majority of the hair off my lip but not all because I was too scared! haha I would use this again though!


Swatches: Too Faced Glamour To Go (Fairy Edition)

With Flash:

Without Flash:

Just the eyeshadows

Just the blush, lipgloss, and bronzer:

Where to find & How much: $19.50 at Sephora

Review: This palette makes a great holiday gift because it comes with a little of everything you need to complete your face! This also makes a great traveling makeup palette so you don't have to pack so much makeup this is easy to grab and go. I do believe they could have choose the colors a little better because the majority of them are very light or dark, some more neutrals would have been nice but this is a great variety if you don't like too many neutrals! I have a first impressions review & tutorial going up soon on my YouTube account as well.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

First impression: OH Makeup Wipes

Ole henriksen makeup wipes! I've actually had these for awhile in my makeup wipe drawer. I usually use either the kirkland brand or the up and up brand by target which ill probably do another post on those but anyways I ran out and I needed to take my makeup off somehow so I decided to open these and use it.

My first impression: the smell is a little too strong for me. It has this orange-y type scent that doesn't stay on your skin after but its still a little strong. They take off your makeup nicely but I don't know if its just the past makeup wipes but they seemed a little dry to the point where it feels weird and feels like I'm using just a tissue paper. And I just don't have that feeling of knowing all my makeup is off. I do, however, like that its all natural line so its better for the skin.

Would I buy them again? No, I don't think so. Ill go through this pack and that's about it.

Price:$ I can't remember right now but its around 15 which is more than I would spend since I use one a day. I got these at sephora.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

My new love

Sometime last week I lost my tweezers which I don't know how because I always leave them at my makeup table, but I always misplace them and find them a few days later...but this time they were gone and nowhere to be found! I finally just decided to buy new ones because my eyebrows were getting out of control! I went to sephora to get the tweezerman tweezers because that's what I had before and I loveee them and I found these!! Howww cuteee! I absolutely love them and *knock on wood* won't lose these ones!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Swatches: Wet n Wild Single Shadows

In my recent trip to Walgreens on my search to find their holiday palettes (swatches will go up soon) I decided to try out a few of their permanent single shadows especially "Nutty" because cutegingerbread on twitter was raving how nice it was! When I went to Walgreens all Wet n Wild products were half off so I ended up getting these shadows for about a dollar! What a steal.

I've worn "Nutty" a few times the pigmentation on these shadows are really nice and they are super soft and creamy which make it super easy to not only blend but to apply on the lid. I HIGHLY recommend these shadows and be sure to check back for my holiday swatches as well!


Swatches: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Electric

I love these eyeliners because they have such a wide range of colors and they're really creamy so they can be used as a color base for an eyeshadow or for a pop of color if you're going to do a neutral eye they're so versatile!

If you have never tried these eyeliners before I highly suggest it! I love my 24/7 eyeliner in black but some say for their lids it's a little TOO creamy to the point where it smudges a little bit, I would say try it out for yourself and see! You might just find your holy grail eyeliner. Oh and these are waterproof too!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Swatches: Sephora Lipgloss #15 (sale)

I was contemplating posting these swatches because this is the discontinued lipgloss at Sephora, but they are still online and some colors in the store. They are on sale right now for $4, which is more discounted than when I bought mine at $7! Either way, a really good deal for a really good lipgloss!

This is one of my go to lipglosses - they aren't sticky (including their newer formulated lipglosses as well), and it gives a nice natural wash of color all over the lips. This is typically what I wear to school or running errands something where I want a color on my lips, but not too much. I recommend these sephora lipglosses (older & newer), they're amazing!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Keeping up with...Jenn!

This blog is WAY more updated than my YouTube pretty much because I'm a busy girl. I have school, work, boyfriend, and inbetween all of that I rarely have time to relax and when I do I take full advantage of it. I'm trying to get better on making more time to record videos, edit, all that jazz but believe me if you make videos yourself you know there's a LOT of time that goes into making one video. Blogging for me is my passion and love and will always be! I also have the ability to update my blog from my phone which makes it a lot easier as well.

The uses for my blog:
-Mini Hauls
-Personal life
-twitpics (but better! because I have more than 140 characters to show you guys what I'm doign :D)
-and randomness

My blog I try to keep more beauty related because I know that's what everyone likes to read and that's what it'll mainly be. But I do like to throw in some fun personal posts here and there as well. As for my posts I do like to keep them short and sweet because I am no professional and I'm not trying to be. So my posts are based off of my personal usage and reactions to that product. I like to just show the swatch and put a short insert of my thoughts on the product. I really don't like sitting here reading for pages and pages of one lipstick and how well it works. If it works it works! If it doesn't it doesn't, simple as that. That's just my thought on blog posts you don't need a fancy explanation of a certain product. to updated with me:
1. Follow my blog! I post here as much as I can! I want to make it so you can just search my blog for a particular swatch and find it!
2. Follow my twitter! I tweet a lot...probably TOO much but I love twitter, I'm always on!
3. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, I may not post as much but I'm trying :D

and if you guys have any requests, questions, or suggestions email me:

Thanks for listening :D

Zebra Key Covers!

I don't know if I've ever posted anything on here about my love for animal print, specifically zebra print. Whenever I see zebra anything I immediately need to make it mine! I have almost everything you can think of and now I even have it on my laptop when I type! I bought them here! They have tons of other prints too! I think they just add more pizzaz and fun to my laptop than just boring old keys!

I love pulling this out in front of friends or even in class and having something fun on my keyboard!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rimmel Lipstick in Rose Blush

Rimmel Lipstick in Rose Blush:

Their lipsticks are very soft and moisturizing. They also have a very soft feel to them with a long lasting power. They have a wide range of colors, this particular color is more on the natural side with a hint of rosy pink to your lips. This is a great drugstore lipstick!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Physcians Formula Shimmer Brick

I have been wanting to try this for so long so I finally went to Target to pick it up. This is great because it reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks and this can be used as a highlighter, blush, and eyeshadow! I will hopefully be doing a tutorial using this product as all three. Until then here are the swatches!

I'm on a roll with posting swatches so if you have any requests on any products you want to see or review just let me know and follow me!


Drugstore Palette for $4?!

I have NO idea why I bought this other than my impulse buying. I saw this one night while I was killing time and decided to pick this up cause it was only 4 dollars! The pigmentation is pretty good for being 4 dollars and the quality is well....what you pay for it is kind of chalky but I think if you put these shadows under NYX jumbo pencil in milk and they'll stand out like no other!

This is a CVS exclusive so go check it out! Honestly, I would only say get this if you like to try new things and are an impulse buyer like myself. Other than that SKIP! hahaha


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mulberry For Target

I know this post is a little late, but Mulberry for Target came out about a month or so ago and I have still seen some of their purses in Targets around me. I thought this was going to be another Cynthia Vincent phenomenon, but luckily I was able to get my hands on a few purses.

This pink leopard one I am not too sure if I still want to keep it....I don't know if I'll use it everyday or not. Let me know your thoughts!

My favorite one is the large black pebble, I use it everyday and it fits all my books and even my laptop for school I just love the way it dresses up any outfit. I got the smaller one for my sister and she loves hers too!

Thanks for reading as always,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lipstick Holder!

I'm taking a break from putting together my new makeup organizer (I'll do a seperate post) so I thought I would show you my latest find! I've been on an organizing kick, so if you have suggestions for anything makeup, closet, etc. let me know! Well, I was browsing around the Container Store yesterday, and stumbled upon these! I know there are tons on ebay and such but I wanted some right away! These are acrylic lipstick holders and as you can see from the picture they hold every type of lipstick I have! From Revlon to Yves Saint Laurent! And they only cost 6.99, they hold 24 lipsticks and I need to go back to get more! The lady even said "Wow, you must have a lot of lipsticks!" hahah...if only she knew lol. Anyways here they are!