Friday, January 31, 2014

Fragrance Friday- Chloe

I got this Chloe perfume as a gift many years ago.  It is so beautiful and it is a very nice gift but the scent is pretty strong.  It has a nice florally and rosy scent.  For some reason, it smells a little powdery but it doesn't bother me. The top notes are roses,oranges and watermelons.  There is also hints of sandalwood and iris.  It is very long lasting but it is very noticeable and sorta fills up a room.

B

Packaging- 9/10

Scent- 8/10

Longevity-10/10



Monday, January 27, 2014

Flair for Finery by Mac

When the Divine Night collection by Mac came out this winter, I was instantly drawn in by the beautiful sleek gold packaging. I got 2 lipstick shades from the collection, Private Party and Flair for Finery.  Private party is a "dirty plum mauve" shade.  This color was beautiful but Flair for Finery was the shade that stood out to me the most in the whole collection.  It is a very light pinkish nude.  It is a transpartent cool toned light pink.  This shade has a Lustre finish so it can be worn from day to night.  I was in love with this shade and would wear it every day until i lost it! I was super upset because it its limited edition.  I finally found it after a week and then lost it again! I never misplace things, especially limited edition Mac lipstick. I checked online and it was selling online for $45!  Everytime i went into my local Mac counter, i would ask if they had it in stock in the back but they always said no.  But i went to the Grove in Los Angles.  I rarley go to the Grove because it is a long drive from my house.  When i went in and asked if they had it in stock they said yes and i ended up buying two. I am so happy i got a new one (and a back up)

 


If you are lucky enough to find this shade in stock, I highly recommend picking it up 

A-
Product
9/10
Pigmentation
9/10
Texture
10/10
Longevity 
8/10
Application 
10/10
Price
10/10

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fragrance Friday-Hippie Chic by True Religion

Today I will be continuing Fragrance Friday with Hippie Chic by True Religon.  I have had this perfume for 2 years and have used 6 times.  This perfume has notes of red apple, pomogranate and rasberry.  Although this perfume sounds nice and fruity, it is EXTREMELY strong.  I feel like the scent fills the room! And the strange part is that it doesn't even last that long.  Usually when perfumes are strong they tend to last longer but this is not the case.  It is way to strong for my taste (or scent... i don't know) and it reminds me of laundry detergent.

D

Packaging- 6/10

Scent- 6/10

Longevity-6/10

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Topshop Lip Paint

While shopping in the topshop sale section, I came across a single lip paint on sale for only $2 (originally $16). This lipgloss is so smooth and pigmented and it isn't at all drying. I had never tried any topshop makeup products because the products are so expensive. I asked an employe why the makeup is so expensive and he told me that topshop's makeup is made by Mac and has the same quality. If the lipgloss I got in the shade Low Down is the same quality as a Mac lipglass, then I got a great deal!


 

A

Product
10/10

Pigmentation 

10/10

Texture 

9/10 

Longevity

10/10

Application 

10/10

Price

10/10 

I don't think I would have bought this it it weren't on sale but I did 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fragrance Friday- Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Perfumes can be pretty expencive, especially high end brands. There are countless perfumes out there so finding the right one for you can be hard.  I am deciding to start a new series called Fragrance Friday! Every Friday I will be reviewing a different perfume.  To start the series off, i have decided to review one of my personal fragrances, Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

Daisy is a sweet floral scent that is perfect for the spring time. It is a very soft and lingering scent.  It has hints of violet, citrus and vanilla.  It is a fresh, floral and feminine scent in a beautiful bottle.  It does not last for too long but it does stay on for about 3-4 hours.


A-

Packaging- 10/10

Scent- 9/10

Longevity-8/10

If you are going for a floral daytime perfume then this is the perfect perfume.  This perfume is pretty pricey ($75) but the bottle will last you for a long time.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

What I'm Listening To/ Music Recomendations

I would like to quickly share some of my favorite albums and artists.  Music is a big part of my life so I thought i would give you a quick list of some of my favorites.  Music is a personal preference so some of you might love the music I recommend it or hate it, and thats okay.  I love listening to all different types of music and explore my options.  This is a list of some artists I have stumbled upon and thought you all might like


1) Marina and the Diamonds- The Family Jewles and Electra Hearts are both wonderful albums.  Her songs are very relatable and real. Also her style is just amazing!

 


2) Lana Del Rey- I used to dislike her music but i had only heard one of her songs.  I realized I shouldnt judge her entire music career off of one song so i decided to give her music a chance and i am so happy i did. She is one of my favorite artist now!

3) Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend has very orginal songs.  They are super catchy and i really love them.  My favorite albumbs are Vampire Weekend and Contra

4) Amy Winehouse- Amy is one of my main inperations for my singing.  Her jazzy roots in her songs create an orginal tone.  She was a wonderful artist.  Her album Back to Black is a classic.

5) The Lumineers- I just started listening to the Lumineers and have fallen in love! Their music is so beautiful and calming.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Naked vs Naked 2

The on going question in the beauty world is Naked vs Naked 2 (and now Naked 3!). Personally I think it depends on your undertone and skin color.  The Naked palette is beautiful but the colors in the Naked 2 look so much better on me. I don't think I can say which is better, I can only say which palette is better for me and that is Naked 2. 

The original Naked has beautiful gold shades such as Sidecar, Half Baked and Smog.  These shades really compliment me.  There are two shades in the palette that I dislike and those would be Creep and Gunmetal.  These two shades are absolutely useless for me.  I am not a big fan of black eyeshadow but when I do use it, I need it to be matte.  I will NEVER use this sparkly black shadow.  I really wish it were matte like the one in Naked 2.  Also Gunmetal, the shimmery blue color feels out of place.  All of the colors in Naked are mainly gold and all of the sudden, there is a sparkly blue.  It looks as if Urban Decay ran out of colors to put in so they just plopped in a blue.  I'm sure this color looks great on other people but I wish that the last color had some relevance to the palette. 

 As for Naked 2, I am a big fan.  My favorite shades are Chopper, Snake Bite, YDK and Black out.  There are some similar shades and even one repeat (Half Baked) but I still adore this palette.  I also love the tin packaging and double sided brush in the Naked 2. 

As most of you might know, Urban Decay recently came out with the Naked 3! I haven't bought it or even thought about it (Okay...maybe a little bit). I hope to buy it one day but for now I am perfectly content with these two. Do you have one or both or even all three? Which do you prefer? Here are some pictures of both the palettes 

Thanks for reading! 





Sunday, January 5, 2014

Color Tattoo Collection/Review

I remember when the Color Tattoos first came out. Everyone was so excited and they quickly became a cult favorite. With high pigmentation and long lasting power, they were destined to sell out. When I went to cvs, they were always sold out. One day I finally found them in stock. I bought 3, bold gold, bad to the bronze and too cool. I wore them to school almost every day. After wearing them for a month I realized that I hadn't made a dent! I have been a fan of these since the start. I used my three shades for a couple months but when I traveled to my grandmas house, she gave me two. One in the shade tough as tope and one in audacious asphalt. I thought my collection was over but for secret santa, my wonderful friend gave me two more in Inked in Pink and Pomagranat Punk. With a total of 7, I thought it would be time for a review 



A-
Product 

9/10

Pigmentation 

10/10 

Texture 

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application 

8/10

Price

8/10