Mall Fun and Reviews

Long time with no posts!  Sorry, I’ve been parts busy and parts uninspired to post.  Shame on me, I know, I’ll be better about it!  Promise!

So this weekend has been inspiring as far as wanting to post, because there’s been lots of beauty fun and deals!  Can’t go wrong with that, right?  On twitter I was chatting with @jadorebrittanie about what she uses to get her eyebrows to look like perfection and she suggested Revlon Colorstay brow enhancer.  Can I just say, this stuff is totally awesome?  It’s easy to use, just dark enough, looks natural, AND comes with a highlighter on the other end all for below $8!  Now I just want to get the eyebrow stencils from Anastasia Eyebrows from Sephora and I would be all set with creating perfectly sculpted eyebrows everyday.   I tried on a stencil yesterday at the store and the petite one fit my eyebrow but I’m curious what I’m supposed to do with the other 4 or 5 that come in the kit? Ration out to others as Christmas gifts?  They should have it where you could buy ONE shape for a much cheaper price.  The $20 tag is killing me for an eyebrow stencil.  We’ll have to see lol, I may be free drawing by hand!

I was asked by another twitter pal @MzTamz to help her find a good makeup look for her college graduation coming up (congrats babe!) because she liked my makeup from when I graduated:

UMiami Graduation

So we met at Sephora and giggled like school girls (oh wait, she IS a schoolgirl) over the vast array of products.  So much to look at! All the things to see, all of the colors, all of the variety.  Loves that place.  Readers, we found the DEAL OF THE CENTURY and I suggest you go grab a kit too!  There was a Smashbox Cosmetics kit called the Master’s Class Beauty Breakthroughs that included an eyeshadow palette with 5 great colors, a wax pencil for the brows, a mascara with little wand for getting all lashes, a concealer type undereye corrector/enhancer, berry cheek stain, AND some o-gloss for the phenomenal price of $39!!!  Come on, one eyeshadow trio for Smashbox is $28!  You get FIVE here WITH other stuff!  It’s an amazing deal, I suggest you snap it up, we couldn’t believe it and thought we’d get to register and be told “Oh no you silly girls, it’s $99 not 39, can you read??”  But alas, we walked away with dignity intact and wallet not screaming bloody murder.

Tammy ecstatic with her find

What a fun day!  Lol, and it only got better, as we walked out the store to chit chat about the great find and decide on what to do next, an innocent looking blonde haired blue eyed little boy walked by with his mother holding his hand and proceeded to reach out and caress Tammy’s booty!  We looked at each other shocked and his mom apologized because she thought he’d only bumped into us, then he looked back over his shoulder like “Yeah, I grabbed it AND WHAT??!”  We died laughing, like did you REALLY get felt up by a 3 year old?  Oh Tammy, you must reign in that sex appeal babe, have them going wild!  Pure hilarity.

My makeup look for the day was a soft smoky eye and red lip.

I used Korres Wild Rose foundation mixed with my Make Up For Ever Cognac foundation because the Korres was too orange and the MUFE was too dark, but mixed together and it’s the PERFECT color 😀  I’m a happy camper.  I’m noticing that the Korres doesn’t photograph as well though, it reacts with flash to have that white ash look.  Notice by the hairline?  MUFE alone doesn’t do that, but it’s formulated to be HD for the camera.  Hmmmm, good thing I’m not a model then with my face in the camera all day!  Eyeshadow was from two L’oreal H.I.P duos, Sassy and Dashing. Used the sassy lighter color all over lid (is more brown in person, looks pink in the pic online), the darker color on lids, then the black from Dashing in the crease and outer corners.  Followed with Diorshow Mascara, of course the new Revlon brow enhancer to fill in and sculpt brows,  and Make Up For Ever lipstick that I just LOVE in blue red.  Get so many compliments on that lipstick and the blue in the red makes teeth sparkle white 😀  Win-Win all around!

As well, went for a manicure/pedicure and I would HIGHLY suggest any Chicago readers to check out Angel Nails and Waxing in Oak Forest, Illinois. The owner is so funny and cool, not to mention the most detail oriented nail tech!  You get hot towels on feet, massage, precise coloring, pampering for a low low price, only $15-20 for a PEDICURE!  And she has coupons that she always gives out.  Since no one was there when I went because it was raining and an off hour, I got to feel like a spoiled princess with 3 of them doing my mani-pedi, one on each hand and one on feet.  She also has the most massive array of nail polishes, mainly OPI and China Glaze, so there’s a color for everyone.   Go get spoiled!

Peacock Imitation

Going out to dinner with my mom and decided to have a bit of fun with my makeup.  Why not, right?  I have it all here anyway, may as well play around just a tad 🙂

The arsenal today consisted of Diorshow mascara, Bourjois shadow in Marron Glace all over lids,  L’oreal HIP duo in Rioutous and in Showy with Stila Kajal Liner in onyx.   As you can tell by the colors and the title, I wanted a peacock vibe!  With no further ado, here are the photos of the look for today:

Ice Cold Blue

Today was one of those days where I didn’t like my hair.  All day I’d planned on washing it with my new tingle tree shampoo by trader joes, deep conditioning with aubrey organics honeysuckle rose, then just twisting it up and not thinking about it.  Of course, I procrastinated and that led to it being 6:30 and a friend asking did I want to go out to a basketball game and then drinks.  OH NOES, not with this head of dry hair that I am not feeling today.  Commence bargaining and pleas and now I find myself having to go out with less than stellar hair…So, what is a girl to do?  MAKE-UP!

Honestly, if the hair isn’t how I want it to be, why not just have fun with the makeup, throw on a headband, and chuck up the deuces?  That is precisely what I decided to do, after moisturizing with a bit of Qhemet Amla/Olive heavy cream so that I don’t completely resemble a tumbleweed.  So now I find myself with iPod on full volume (and I take it as a sign that even though the music is on random, one of the first songs to come blaring out was P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson, my ultimate good mood jam.  So really, who am I to ignore the signs?)

Makeup look for the evening:  Make Up For Ever HD foundation in Cognac #177, Love Life blush by Victoria’s Secret, Diorshow Mascara in Black, and the L’Oreal HIP duo in Showy along with a purple lipgloss that the name has rubbed off of, but I believe is by L’Oreal as well. I didn’t bother with eyeshadow primer potion or anything, because I’m just going to the game and don’t need it to last all day because it’s already 8pm.  Voila, pick-me-upper of the day 😀

Unintentionally on Trend

Lush red and playful coral lips seem to be the trend for this spring and wouldn’t you know it, those were the colors that I stocked up on without nary a glance at a runway, magazine, nor web trend alert page.  It tickled my fancy, because this isn’t the first time that it occurred, could I perhaps be a trend-psychic??  Le gasp 😉

zoe saldana

Check out this wonderful Mac Cosmetics video for steps on applying a perfect red lip:

My holy grail lipstick as of late is the wonderful Make Up For Ever brand, especially the blue red that I talked about here.  That color is so rich in person and definitely will draw hot male attention (okay, ugly males too, but let’s not focus on them).  I want to try out their full color glosses, because if the lipstick can be so divine, the gloss has to be cloud 9 to the ultimate power!

Rihanna's glowing complexion is on trend

Creamy, pigmented pouts are all the rage, with shimmering glowing complexions and fluttery long eyelashes.  To incorporate glow into your routine, Smashbox Artificial Light and Nars the Multiple could be used.

Both would add that certain je ne sais quoi quality to the wearer, making for longing glances of envy and compliments galore.  I use Victoria’s Secret shimmer powder, because honestly, who doesn’t want to look, smell, walk, wear a bikini like, live the life of a Victoria’s Secret Angel?  Marketing, you have snared yourself a willing victim!  I too want to be Adriana Lima hot.  Check out their shimmer-ful products by clicking the highlighted blue link.

For the aforementioned fluttery eyelashes, a healthy coating of Dior Show never hurt anyone.  Bold dark lashes full of volume and sex appeal, surely can’t go wrong there!  Adding a couple of falsies first also can help fellow stumpy eyelash club members such as myself.  Get those eyelash curlers out, girls, and make those eyes irresistible.


Beyonce Lashes

Well that’s the beauty forecast, have fun!  I know I will, with plenty of pics along the way 😉  Besos!

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