Sunday, June 26, 2011

NOTW - Sue vs. Shue

This deep navy blue came out with the Glee collection, I wasn't all that crazy about the collection but the fact that I saw them in mini bottles totally sold me.

Accent finger I added a layer of OPI Celibacy, also from the Glee collection. I love how tiny the bottles are, because I don't think I can go through a full size bottle ever. The only thing that would keep me from getting these mini-size OPI would be the applicator brush. They are so tiny and can't seem to pick up much product. 
I like to be able to coat my nail with one single brush full of product instead of second dipping. Such a turnoff... but I do love this rich color!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Zoya Summer Deal

Zoya is having their Summer deal now.

You can get the Sunshine collection (code: Z22), a more shimmery collection of colors or Summertime collection (code: Z33), a cream finish collections of colors absolutely free with a purchase of their Zoya Color Lock System.

That's a pretty good deal. Personally, I'm not into the colors that they're showcasing but I'm sure you guys will probably like it. 
Add the Zoya Color Lock System in your cart and also the collection of your choice and then enter your code at checkout.

This deal ends on 6/28/11. Happy shopping guys!

Food Porn #2

I am insanely hungry right now and yet I'm posting these. Shame on me!

Another 6ish hours and the weekend is here (at least for me). Enjoy yourself everyone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

El'view: Lancôme Foundation - Teint Miracle

Claims: To be weightless texture, lights from within. It is a buildable coverage foundation with flawless effect. It also says to hydrate the skin for 18 hours.

Price: $37

Pros:  Extremely lightweight. Matches my skin perfectly. They have a wide range of colors for different skin tone. Has SPF 15 within the foundation formula.

Cons: Light coverage, need to build on it to get high coverage. Makes my skin really oily since it's a really hydrating formula.

There's a bit of gloss finish to the foundation which gives you a bit of dewy glow before you set your face with your powder.

Without foundation

With foundation
Can you tell which is the with or without foundation photo if I haven't told you?

Overall: I really want to like this foundation but it gets oily on me way too fast. I usually would wear this out for just 4-5 hours and within the 3rd hour, I get oily. It drives me insane because I need to blot my face and put powder on again. What I do like about this is how light weight the foundation is. I personally don't need a lot of coverage so this foundation covers me up in that department.

In the above 2 photos of a before and after me without and with foundation, you can tell that I probably look better without the foundation. The foundation does act as a small concealer also. If you notice my scar on the top of my forehead, it's more visible in the top photo than the one on the bottom. It doesn't cover much but with this foundation, I can just use a little of my concealer and it would do the job. Light weight = light coverage also.

Repurchase? 40%

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NOTW - Munis Mauve

A strawberry red color for the faint of nails. Essie colors are sweet because they have so many shades, and it last so long.

Just cut my nails and now they're uber short. How long do you like your nails?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Food Porn #1

I'll be starting a series of pornography for the naked eyes. You'll be salivating with every look, unless you're just plain hard to please. Enjoy, and feel free to ask me anything about the porn.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

El'view: St.Ives's - Green Tea Scrub

Claims: To clear breakouts and reduce redness while also soothing your skin.

Price: Around $6-9

Pros: Nice clean green tea scent. Little tiny microbeads to help exfoliate. Gently enough for every day use if needed. Comes in a squeeze bottle where you can control how much you want when cleansing.

Cons: Hard to wash off the microbeads because they are really tiny. Has a little stinging sensation when you use it on your face.

Overall: That is usually how much I use for my entire face because a little goes a long way for this product.

When you start scrubbing it the product is green but after a minute of massaging it on your face the product turn white. In a way, it's a sign that shows me that the green tea is either absorbed into my face or oxidized.

In this photo, you can see the tiny beads that is used as an exfoliator. See how micro it is, but because of this it is less harsher on the skin. I use this product every other day because I don't feel the need to exfoliate every day. I like how the scrub leaves the skin squeaky clean afterward. This is definitely an affordable scrub that can be use as a light exfoliator. As for if it prevents breakouts and reduce redness, the reducing redness never worked for me. I still see redness around my nose but it does prevent breakouts for me. I don't breakout in random spots at much as I did, and it's also great for oily-combo skin.

Repurchase? 95%

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NOTW - Mermaid's Tears

Whipping out my colors now.
Accent nail is OPI's Gleek Out from the Glee collection.

This was actually from last week. My nails are completely naked now and it feels thin. Ever had that problem? Any solutions?

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Lipstick Tag

I was tagged by Nani to do this tag. I'm excited when I see I was tagged in something, I like answering questions because it feels like I'm actually communicating and connecting to you guys. Whether it's interesting or not is a different story. But, nonetheless it's entertaining and fun.

After getting all my lipsticks together, I find that Nani and I have very similar ones. You can take a look at her post here.

That's all I have. I do have a lot of pinks, just because they look better on me. Red makes me look fat for some reason and nudes just seem to wash me out. I'll be sure to post an extended entry about all the colors in a later date with swatches and all.

On to the tag and questionnaire.

1. When you were a child, did you use your mother's lipstick?
Yea, like once or twice but they were red lipsticks. I looked so bad with them but they were so fun to play with when I was younger.

2. How old were you when you bought your first lipstick?
This is totally testing my memory and I'm really bad at remembering anything this specific. I'm guessing 17 or 18, the years when I really started to get into this makeup craze.

3. Pink or red lipsticks?
Definitely pink, red looks too harsh on me and did I mention it makes me look fat?

4. The most expensive lipstick you have ever bought?
MAC lipsticks. I never splurge on a lipstick because I know I won't wear it often and there's no point in buying a 20something dollar lipstick if I can get a similar one for less than $10. Yup, I'm a cheapo sometimes.

5. And the cheapest?
Does free count? My aunt get these Estee Lauder and Lancome ones for free with her purchases and she just gives them to me. But if you want to know cheap cheap ones, it would be the NYX's lipstick that were like $2something on CherryCulture.

6. What's the most bizarre thing you have ever done with a lipstick?
When I'm desperate I use it as a blush and there was once where I tried to taste it. Hahahaa omg I can't believe I said that. Actually I just licked it, not literally take a chunk and ate it.

7. If you had to recommend a lipstick, which brand would you recommend and why?
I would recommend the NYX brand just because I love how pigmented and cheap they are. They do have a lot of colors and are also quite moisturizing.

There you have it. I thought it lipstick tag required me to post crazy photos of lipsticks but thank god. I'm not a huge lipstick person, I rarely wear it but I like to collect and have it. I like pretty colors and what kind of girl doesn't. Wearing it would be on a totally different level. Maybe I just don't like to reapply it every 3-5 hours when it wears off.

For this tag, I tag all that wants to do it. It's a short fun tag. If you do it, please let me know. I would love to read it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

NOTW - Garnet

Essie - Garnet
Sorry to be showing my toesies here but the color works great with it being on the toes. I like bright and vibrant colors on the toes. What's your favorite?