Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunset Eyes

Here's yet another eye look for ya'll to try. Since summer is ending and we're moving onto autumn, I sort of incorporated the feel of autumn leaves changing and also the sunset colors. I love how the colors came out on the eyes, add some lashes and you're pretty much set to go.

w/o flash

with flash

On eyes -
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Revlon Illuminous Cream Shadow in Not Just Nudes (2nd shade from the left)
Urban Decay e/s in YDK
MAC e/s in Cranberry
Urban Decay e/s in Oil Slick
MAC e/s in Bisque
Smashbox gel liner in Jet Black
any black liner
E.L.F. Dramatic Lashes
Covergirl Lastblast Length in Black

the shadow is from my camera, but I just want my eyes to show so you guys can really see the colors on my lids

Pictures taken with flash makes the face looks more flawless than it is and also washes out the colors on my eyes! I have on Rock&Republic's blush in Kinky. Absolutely love that blush so much, can't wait to get my hands on the other blushes also. For my lips, it's my current favorite of Maybellines Moisture Extreme in Nude Blush.

More reviews will probably be posted since it's a lot easier and I sort of have a lot to review?
But I'll hold back on some because I'm so darn lazy! Trying to catch up with my One Tree Hill episodes... I got all 6 seasons. I love Lucas and Peyton and since they're not in any other seasons after 6, I pretty much wanted to end it with just season 6... =]

Monday, August 30, 2010

El'view: Bliss Pore Perfecting Facial Polish

Claims: To purifies the skin, exfoliate, and refines. Suppose to lift away dead skin and oil to minimize the effect of pores.

: $30 at Sephora

I've been using this cleanser every morning since I got it and that is probably somewhere around mid-May. I use it every morning to pretty much rid all my overnight oils and dead skin cells. It's quite refreshing, but for the price I most likely wouldn't purchase it again. I'll be moving on to another new morning cleanser.

Pros: It has a really nice fresh scent to it, like your having a really-nice-shower-kinda smell. There are small grains within the product so you can scrub away the dirt and skin. Texture of the product isn't watery, it's actually more of a scrub consistency.

Cons: The tube was getting harder and harder to squeeze the product out. The little grains are not easy to wash off (sometimes just sticks to your skin). The tube is not translucent so it's hard to see how much you have left.

Overall: I liked the product at first but then it doesn't seem to be doing much for my skin. The only thing I noticed was that it helped maintained my skin, as in it didn't get worse nor did it get any better. I wish it would have easily removed my clogged pores but it didn't do that. I do feel that my skin got cleaner after using this product because it removes all the dirt and oil. I liked how mild it was on the face that I was able to use it daily. For a person with combination/oily skin, I thought this would help since it's suppose to be a "pore perfector" but it was quite disappointing. For $30, I would not repurchase this product because it wasn't worth it for me. Even though it did lift away the oils from my face it didn't minimize my pores.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bounce of Light Curliness

I know I've been so bad with updating my blog and everything but I can't seem to find any inspiration. Well, school is starting for some of my friends which means I have more time on hand to do pretty much whatever I want. Feels like life is flashing by and there's so many things I want to do and want to get. That's life of a girl for you, heck I need to start getting in shape for next summer. I failed this summer but I can't for next!

My hair has been growing out lately, I stopped chopping it off in February. I used to have an A-line Bob and I would go back and get it trimmed. But then I started missing my long hair, and the bf missed it too so I thought I would leave it and let it grow out again. The front of my hair is a lot longer than the length of the back and I'm actually sort liking it. Decided to curl my hair today with the iron and see how it'll turn out. Not bad I say.

So, just a little love with the camera as I whore away... hahaha

yay for light little wavy curls... at least it doesn't look too bad on me

On my face --
Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer
E.L.F. Matifying Translucent Powder
Rock&Republic blush in Kinky

On my eyes --
GEO Grey Lenses
Urban Decay Primer
MAC e/s in Malt
Revlon e/s in Vintage Lace
Sephora waterproof liner in Brown
Covergirl Lashblast in Very Black

On my lips --
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Nude Blush

The last picture was pretty much a candid shot. Pretty neat I might say, I love my camera skills sometimes... and it's done all myself. I don't use timers or whatever things like that. I use my pure skills of snap and shoot, and also mirrors. They are so helpful sometimes!

I'm sort of digging these curls now, but it takes me so long to do. And it isn't that easy to curl since my strands are so short. But it's love... love... love...

I baked some blueberry cupcakes a couple of days ago along with some cookies. I love how the cupcakes came out, so blue and tasty! I will try to do a step by step of the yumminess next time! Thinking about it just makes me drooool....