Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dang! She's doing ANOTHER Tag?!

Lately I have been so un-inspired to do anything (my hair, makeup, etc.) & I didn't want to go too long between posts so I decided to post this 30 questions about me & makeup tag that I recently found. 30 questions is a lot but I hope you all take the time to read my answers! Well here goes....

1 When did you start putting on makeup?

When I was in the 4th grade while most girls where collecting dolls or whatever I started collecting lip gloss. I had a collection of about 20 assorted lip glosses/balms. I remember my favorite's where lip smakers. Then eyeliner came in HS, but I've only been wearing makeup "properly" for about a year now.

2 How did you learn to put on makeup?


3 Favorite Brand?


4 Do you like wearing foundation? If so, what’s your color and favorite.

I actually really don't like wearing foundation & I never really wear foundation, unless it's for events where I'll be taking a lot of pictures. But my new love is MAC's Face & Body foundation and right now I'm a C7.

5 Favorite lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner.

Favorite Lipstick : MAC's Russian Red, Impassioned close 2nd
Favorite Lip Gloss : MAC's Fashion Scoop Cremesheen Glass
Favorite Lip Liner : All of NYX's lip pencils lol

6 Do you like/wear false lashes? If yes, strip or individual

I don't like but I don't dislike false lashes & I wear the strip lashes occasionally.

7 Favorite eye shadow color.

MAC's soft brown, I literally wear this in ALL my looks except when I use the Naked Palette.

8 What’s your favorite daytime look?
Mascara, Liquid liner, Blush, Bronzer, & Lip Gloss

9 Picture of your makeup collection.

I don't have any :(

10 Favorite makeup brush.

Eye: MAC 217
Face: Studio tools duo fiber brush

11 Do you like wearing bronzer?

Yes! My favs are NYC Sunny & MAC Refined Golden

12 Favorite mascara.

Cover Girl LashBlast - Blackest Black

13 Where do you keep your makeup?

Wherever I can find room! I'll be looking for better storage once I move.

14 Favorite Youtube guru(s).

lilpumkinpie05, julieg713, allthingfabulous101, jazziebabycakes, sunkissalba

15 Do you wear blush?

Yes, almost daily. If I'm wearing anything it would be blush & lip gloss.

16 Do you copy any of the celebrity’s makeup?

I wouldn't say that I did, but if I see something that I liked I might would try it. I love taking inspiration from magazines, my favorite is Vogue.

17 Favorite makeup artist.

Bobbi Brown

18 What’s your favorite night time look?

Dark smokey eye with red or pink lips! That's mainly what I wear when I go out, but I wear a lot of color during the day.

19 Favorite concealer.

Currently it's my VS concealer.

20 Favorite eyeshadow primer.

MAC's painterly paint pot.

21 Where do you buy your makeup at?

MAC, Target, Sephora, & a few online places as well

22 Favorite toner.

I don't use toner.

23 Favorite eye shadow palette and blush palette.

Eyeshadow: UD Naked Palette
Blush: My custom La Femme blush palette from Makeup Mania

24 Which do you like: cream, matte, powder, sheer, or shimmer eye shadows?

Matte eyeshadows are my favorite, but I'll take some slight frost/simmer sometimes.

25 Favorite eyeliner.

Milani Liquif'eye in black.

26 Do you wear makeup everyday?

No, especially in the weather!

27 Favorite powder.

MAC's mineralized skin finish in dark.

28 Favorite makeup remover.

Rimmel London's eye makeup remover.

29 Do you like wearing liquid liner? (if so, what’s your favorite)

I do but then I don't. The finished product is great but of the three types I have it is the most difficult to apply. My current favorite it Hard Candy's walk the line in asphalt.

30 Picture of yourself with and without wearing makeup.
I have several pics on my blog without wearing makeup, but I'm typing this on my iPad so I will have to upload a pic of me without wearing makeup later.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tag!! You're It!

Hello Beauties! I hope all is well. Here a really quick tag post I decided to do because I thought it would be fun. I found this "Would You Rather" tag on the lovely *Makeup Diary's  blog and I wanted to try it myself just to see how my answers would turn out. I just came back from vacation and haven't really got back into the swing of things and wanted to post something for you guys so here goes.....

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip-glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
This is a rather simple question for me because I don't wear e/s on a daily basis simply because I don't have the time in the morning. On a daily basis I wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick or lip gloss, so I would have to say lose all of my palettes and eye shadows. I would miss them dreadfully tho, especially when I have the time to actually use them.

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
This one is easy too, I would rather to never be able to cut my hair again. My hair used to be really long until I got scissor happy, then I got flat iron happy, so my hair is really damaged so I'm in the process of growing it out.

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
I love coral cheeks for this time of year, but my ALL TIME FAVORITE blush is MAC's Her Blooming Cheek and it's a really vibrant pink color, so I would have to say I would rather a pink cheek.

4. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Ok, this one is tough even for me. I am a make up addict in every sense of the word but I LOVE fashion! I wish it could be 50/50 but since I have to choose I would say I would rather buy clothes. Only because I mainly can afford to buy all the makeup items I want I don't really use extremely expensive makeup products so I would want to use that to buy the clothes that I'm too cheap to buy (or cause I spend all my money on make up as it is anyways).

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as an eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
This is an odd one here...... I would rather apply lipstick as an eyeliner because most of my lipstick colors are colors that I would wear on my eyes as well. My eyeliners are black, brown, blue etc and I would not wear those colors as lipstick.

6.Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
I like Sephora and the brands that are there but if I think about my collection as a whole I don't have many products from there and most of my makeup comes from MAC. So I would rather only shop at MAC. I would miss the occasional UD palette but that's probably about it. I melt inside every time MAC releases a new collection w/an item that I just have to have!

7. Would you rather only use one eye shadow or one lip color the rest of your life?
I would rather using only one lip color and I'm pretty sure that one color is MAC's Russian Red lipstick. Only using one eyeshadow is something I could never imagine! If my eyeshadow is on point I could use carmex and be perfectly fine with that.

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?
Where I live if i tried wearing winter clothes in the summer I would DIE of a heat stroke. I would rather wearing summer clothes in the winter. I have always said that "I put my closet up when the winter comes" I love my summer wardrobe more than any season, although now I am starting to find some cute winter items but I would pick sandals over boots any day.

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Simple, I would rather bright nails all year round because I wear bright nails all year round. I remember in January I was rocking the brightest yellow nail polish I own! I tried an OPI dark cranberry color once, I hated it, & ever since I've been wearing bright nails. 

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
Whoo, idk this one! If I had to choose I would rather give up my favorite lip product. I'm sure I could find another red l/s I love just as much as Russian Red. Is that cheating? Lol

11. Would you rather be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
I would rather the messy bun. I think they are so cute & chic!

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip-gloss?
As difficult as this question is I would have to say I would rather never use lip-gloss again. I have been doing my nails or getting them done since I was 12, I'd wear lipstick, but I CANNOT have naked nails!

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? Or sharpie them in everyday?
NEITHER!! I know this is suppose to be fun but this I just can't answer. To me your eyebrows are the most important feature on your face. None would be ludicrous and a to sharpie them in is just outrageous!

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
This would be the hardest decision thankful I don't have to make & hopefully never have to make, but then again I'm going into the health profession & I might have to eventually give up my flamboyant nails. So I would rather live without nail polish, I have to have my makeup!

This was really fun answering this silly questions! I tag everyone, hopefully you all can get around to trying this out.

Thanks for reading. Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany

Monday, July 18, 2011

FOTD : MAC Neutral Eye w/Pop Colour & Orange Lips

I did this neutral look with a pop a color for the 4th of July. I wanted to go neutral on the eyes to do a bright lip, the day before I wore red so I opted for orange. I was going to be outside most of the day & did not want anything to extravagant. I know, it doesn't sound like me at all, but I added blue eyeliner for a pop of color and I thought it went well with the orange lips. On to the look......

There's that hair wrap again... lol I forgot to take a picture with my eyes closed, sorry.

Products Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Jordana Brow Pencil - Dark Brown
ELF Clear Brow Gel
MAC e/s - All That Glitters (lid), Soft Brown (Transition), Bamboo & Brule (highlight), Scene (crease)
Essence Extra Long Lasting Pen Eyeliner - Black
Milani Liquif'eye Pencil - Aqua (water line)
UD e/s - Flipside (to set eyeliner)
CG LashBlast Mascara - Blackest Black

MAC MSF - Dark
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
MAC Marine Life Beauty Powder
Sally Girl's Shimmer Strip

NYX Lip Liner - Orange
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Siren

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Naked Sundays pt. Deux

Here's another one of my Naked Sunday neutral looks... I wore this to church July 3rd and instead of my usual baby pink lips I paired it with my favorite red l/s MAC's Russian Red to be more patriotic. It is rather similar to the previous look but I did switch a few colors. On to the look......

Products Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Naked (brow bone highlight & lid), Half Baked (center of lid to highlight), Buck (crease transition), Hustle (deep crease)
Maybelline Gel Liner - Black
Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner - Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara

VS Concealer - Medium 02
MAC MSF - Dark
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
MAC WW Blush - Amazon Princess
MAC Iridescent Powder - Golden Bronze

NYX Lip Liner - Hot Red
MAC WW l/s -Russian Red (it is also on the permanent line in the black packaging)
Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!
XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weekend Haul

For the 4th of July weekend I went to my home away from home, Houston,Tx and I managed to do some LIGHT shopping. I'm still trying to not to shop as much because I'm going to Boston in a few days and I want to save because I'm sure there are some awesome places to shop that they do not have around here, like H&M and a MAC Pro Store. So here is what I got......

All of the items I purchased

Love Pink Planner from VS
I love these planners, this is like my 3rd one. I keep this in my school bag to keep track of assignments, exams, and things to do.  I think they are so girlie and cute.

MAC's Viva Glam Gaga II
My aunt purchased this for my from the MAC counter in Macy's. This wasn't on my MAC wish list but up until a few days ago & I happened to tell her about it & she was nice enough to get it for me while we were out shopping.

HEB grocery had a 2.00 off Revlon Cosmetics so I paid the lipgloss around 3.24 and the nail polish 1.17 which is a great deal because I noticed these things can reach up to $8 at certain stores
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Peach Petal
Revlon Nail Enamel - Make Me Mango

Forever 21 Earrings
Silver Bamboo Earrings
Gold Pyramid Earrings
Bright/Colorful Feather Earrings
I am really proud of myself I only got these really inexpensive earrings from there & also a red skirt (not pictured), I didn't want to go crazy because I am trying to branch out from there. I love them, but so does everybody else.

Essence Lash & Brow Gel
(I really like my ELF brow gel but it runs out so fast so I wanted to try this)
Essence Extra Long Lasting Pen Eyeliner - Black
(This stuff really lasts, I tweeted about how I swatched it on my hand it it lasted all day, even after applying hand sanitizer, I had to wash it off with soap & water).
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Antwerp
(I really wanted Addis Ababa & Abu Dhabi but they didn't have them, but I WILL find them!)

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thought in the comments below. What did you haul over the weekend? Thanks & Have a Blessed Day!

XOXO Brittany

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tag : What's in My Makeup Bag?

Hello Beauties! I decided to do this tag because I typically don't carry around a makeup bag in my purse I just keep a few essentials in my wristlet, but I'm traveling more this summer & instead of taking along my big caboodle every where I go I'm trying this alternative. So this isn't your typical everyday makeup bag, but one for travel. Well on to the good stuff......

As you can tell it is stuffed to capacity

You can't really see everything I have stuffed in there, it looks really small but it's holds quite a bit.

Face Products
1. MAC WW Blush - Amazon Princess
2. MAC Marine Life Beauty Powder
3. MAC Iridescent Powder - Golden Bronze
4. MAC MSF - Dark
4. MAC Blush - Her Blooming Cheek
5. Sally Girl Shimmer Strips
6. MAC Bronzer - Refined Golden (not in the picture)

Eye Products
1. MAC pro palette - I currently have 10 e/s inside
2. MAC e/s - Soft Brown (my HG transition color)
3. MAC e/s - Carbon
4. MAC e/s - All That Glitters
5. MAC Painterly Paint Pot
6. MUFE e/s - #92
7. Maybelline gel liner - black
8. Rock & Republic e/s - Jaded

1. Jordana Eyebrow pencil - Dark Brown
2. NYX lip liner - Hot Red
3. MAC's Surf, Baby! Powerpoint eye pencil - Guilded White
4. NYX lip liner - Orange
5. Wet-n-Wild Lip pencil - Chesnut
6. Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner - Aqua
7. NYX lip liner - Rose
8. Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner - Black 

1. Eyebrow shaper
2. Duo Eyelash Adhesive - Dark Tone
3. CoverGirl Lashblast Length - Blackest Black
4. ELF Clear Brow & Lash Gel
6. CoverGirl Lashblast Volume - Blackest Black
7. Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner - Asphalt

I keep my lipsticks/gloss and my brushes in a separate bag. I also bring along my UD Naked & Fun palettes. I bring my MAC Fix+ and makeup remover in my toiletry bag with my tooth brush & deodorant (I guess I feel they are as equally important).

Hope you enjoyed viewing! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks & Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, July 8, 2011

Haute Look - Rock & Republic Haul

Hello Beauties! So close to around a month ago I posted there was a Rock & Republic sale on Haute Look, and I had been waiting on that sale because I wanted to try some of there beauty products but I did not want to pay full price if I did not have to. There was not any one item that I've seen that stood out to my that I had to have so I waited and I'm glad I did because I got some really good deals. I was really interested in the blushes but they only had one & by the time I reached the sale it was gone! Here's the stuff I got..... 

1 Pressed Powder, 2 Eye Shadows, Small Shader Brush
I really love the sleek packaging, that was my main reason for purchasing. They are not as heavy as they look.

Open Packages - each come with a mirror

Rock & Republic Beauty - Pressed Powder - Chenille
Retail Price - $44.00
HauteLook Price - $13.20
I somehow luckily choose the right color, this matches my skin tone perfect. It is a soft/silky powder that I really like. I use this sometimes instead of my MSF. It is perfect for carrying along because it has a nice sized mirror.

Rock & Republic Beauty - Eye Color - Jaded
Retail Price - $28.00
HauteLook Price - $8.40
This isn't the most pigmented shadow, but I like the color. It's a nice Jade/Sea Green color with a satin finish that's not too frosty. I did not have anything really similar in my collection. The color is buildable, I would not buy this at full price though.

Rock & Republic Beauty - Eye Color - Electric
Retail Price - $28.00
HauteLook Price - $8.40
Like the previous color it isn't outrageously pigmented, but buildable. It's the same finish as the previous shadow. It's a navy blue color, similar to MAC's deep truth e/s.

Rock & Republic Beauty - 202 - Small Shader Brush
(Sorry the pic is so sucky)
It's a flat, I belive synthetic haired shader brush. I haven't really used it yet, but initally I wasn't over joyed with this. I couldn't find the retail price on the R&R Beauty web site but I paid it $6.80, so that isn't so bad. If it doesn't pack on e/s well I'll use it for cream products.

My inital rating on the products I recieved would be a 3.2/5, mainly because of the pressed power, I really like it. If I had to rate the e/s & the brush alone I would rate them 2/5, and if I paid retail 1.7/5. They're okay but I think I was expecting better, because I know they are a high end brand. Maybe they should stick to making demin, but I did hear the beauty line was being discontinued & now I see why. 

Hope you enjoyed viewing! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks & Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FOTD : She's Jaded

Here's a really simple and easy looking my new Rock and Republic eyeshadow in Jaded. It is a bit colorful, but I love color, it can be easily toned down if you skip the lower lash line color and use a nude lip.

1st let me say sorry for the hair wrap, but I liked these photos better than the ones I took with my hair down...

Products Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Jordana Brow Pencil - Dark Brown
ELF Clear Brow Gel
Milani Liquif'eye Pencil - Aqua (as a base for the Jaded e/s)
Rock & Republic e/s - Jaded (lid)
MAC e/s - Soft Brown (transition), Texture (crease), Brule (brow-bone highlight), Beautiful Iris (1st half, lower lash line)
MUFE #92 (2nd half, lower lash line)
Maybelline Gel Liner - Black (Upper lash line & water line)
CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara - Blackest Black

MAC MSF - Dark
MAC Marine Life Beauty Powder
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
Sally Girl's Shimmer Strip

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Berry Haute

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany