Sunday, May 27, 2012

Forever 21 Haul.

Hello Beauties. I don't ever really do clothing/jewelry hauls on my blog but I got a few new pieces from Forever 21 (my favorite clothing/accessory store) and I wanted to share. Hope you enjoy!

*Pleated Chiffon Skirt
*High-Low Tube Dress
*Sleevless Color-blocked Shirt

I was most excited for the jewelry. I really like accessories and I love Forever 21 because they usually have the latest styles, so you can keep up with the trends without breaking the bank.

*Spike Stretchy Bracelet
*Contrast Spiked Bracelet
*Colorful Owl Necklace
*Floral Hoop Earrings
*Bumble Bee Charm Necklace

As of now, most of these items are still available on the website.

Please let me your thoughts in the comments below (or if you would like to see more posts like this) and thank you so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, May 25, 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Haul.

Hello Beauties! I initially said I was going to skip this collection but I think me saying that I'm going to skip a MAC collection is starting to mean that I'm only going to get one, maybe two things and this is what happened here. After I first read the color story for this collection, nothing really stuck out to me, oh but when those pictures came it was a different story.

I can admit that I am truly a sucker for special packaging and I simply could not resist. I only picked up two things (for now) and I might pick up Fast Fleet blush later. I'm still on the fence about it. Here's what I did pick up...

Crew High-light powder ($29)
You ever just see something, know you probably won't use it, knows that it probably won't work for your skin tone and you still really want it? Well this is that for me. 

I always buy the beauty powder/blush things that come out with these collections so I just had to have it. I think it's really pretty in pan but once swatched, not so much. I'm hoping it will work once applied to the skin but if not it'll still look pretty on my vanity (this is how I know I'm a true addict, but I can admit that).

Feeling Fresh Eye Shadow ($16)
I really have been hauling all things green and I don't have a bright green shade from MAC and this one is really pretty. Once I saw swatches, I was sold. 

Did you pick up anything from this collection?

Thanks so much for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FOTD: Tropical Fusion.

Hello Beauties! This weekend I posted a picture on Instagram before I started doing my makeup of a few bright colors that I wanted to use but did not quite know where I was going. I just picked up my brushes and this post features the end result. I love doing looks like this because it brings out my creative side. I wouldn't say it was "wearable" but I wore it out to couple of parties, so I'll say wearable for the daring. On to the look, enjoy.

Products Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Chromaline - Primary Yellow
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Shadow - Tenacious Teal
MAC eye shadow - Texture, Bamboo, Chrome Yellow, Surf USA, Blue Candy, Arena
MAC Pigment - Full Force Violet
Make Up For Ever - #92
Sugarpill - Dollipop
MAC Redhead MSF (highlight inner corner)
NYX Crystal Glitter Liner - Crystal Pink
Maybelline Gel Liner - Black
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil - Hi-def Cyan 
MAC Feline eye kohl
BSS Lashes - #66

MAC Blush Ombre - Vintage Grape (darker side to contour)
MAC Blush - Fleur Power
MAC MSF - Redhead

NYX Lip Pencil - Fuchsia
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss - 08



Please leave your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Product Rave: NYX Xtreme Lip Creams.

Hello Beauties! There's a product that I've recently discovered that I am in love with! They are the NYX Xtreme Lip Creams. Believe it or not I do not care much for lip gloss. I just don't like the feel of it on the lips, I do not like how my hair gets stuck to it when the wind blows I can ramble on forever as to why I do not like it but when I found these they were perfect for me. They are a mix between a lipstick and a lip gloss (like a liquid lipstick) and I just love the texture and how they feel applied to the lips.

NYX Xtreme Lip Creams

From left to right: Strawberry Jam, Bonfire, Spicy, Dolly Girl, Buttery Nude

Description: "It's not a lipstick nor is it gloss. It's like nothing you've experienced before. It's a liquid lipstick that goes on with fill Xtreme color and intense shine."
Price:  around $6
Size: 0.23 oz/ 7ml
Where to buy: Ulta stores/online and other NYX retailers

More Photos and Swatches!

Buttery Nude


Dolly Girl


Strawberry Jam

Swatches from left to right: Buttery Nude, Spicy, Dolly Girl, Bonfire, Strawberry Jam

These really are amazing! They are really pigmented, you can layer these on top of a lipstick but I think they look great alone or just with a lip pencil. I almost skipped out on Buttery Nude but I'm so glad I did not because it's the perfect nude for me.

I can't say which ones are my favorite because I really adore them all. I really recommend checking these out. I know I have mostly bright colors but there are some more toned down colors available also.

I've read that the smell bothers some people but it does not really bother me. I will say they don't have the best smell but it is not terrible. 

Thanks so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FOTD: My Favorite Neutral Eye.

Hello Beauties! I know most (if not all) my Face of the Day looks are bright, bold and colorful but I actually wear neutral eye shadow from time to time. The look featured is one of my go to looks that I do all the time. I hardly ever do any look the same time but this I've done several times. I really like it because you can switch up the lip and cheek color and it will still look great. Enough rambling, on to the look, enjoy!

Products Used

Elf eyelid primer
MAC e/s - Naked Lunch, Brule, Soft Brown, Brown Script, Embark
Maybelline Gel Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
MAC Feline eye kohl
BSS Lashes #66

MAC Bronzing Powder - Refined Golden
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - American Beauty
NARS Blush - Albatross

NYX Lip Pencil - Hot Pink
MAC Lipstick - Pink Pigeon

Please leave your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks so much for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MAC Morange Lipglass.

Hello Beauties! As you may or may not know MAC recently released their Fashion Sets collection which features lipsticks with corresponding lipglasses and nail polishes.

 I initially was going to skip this collection all together as most of the lipsticks were permanent shades that I either have or weren't interested in and I not a huge fan of their lipglasses because they are sticky. & the price of those nail polishes are a total no for me.

 BUTTTT after reading a few blogs that the lipglasses weren't as sticky as usual I starting looking through my own collection and realized that I do not have a true orange lip gloss, all of the ones I own lean more on the coral side of orange.

 I decided to decided to pick order Morange lipglass. I have a few true orange lipsticks like MAC's Neon Orange that I figured would be paired nicely with this lip gloss. Also those new Wet-N-Wild lipsticks that I love but I feel like they need a gloss.

MAC Morange Lipglass

*Description: Bright cream orange
*Price: $14.50
*Size: 4.8g/ 0.17 oz
*Where to buy: MAC online (I think only North America stores get the North America sets and this is not included)


Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, May 4, 2012

April Favorites.

Hello Beauties! I feel like these months are flying by so fast! My favorites rarely change from month to month so I tried reaching for things I would not normally use and here are a few products I loved in April.

April Favorites


1. Sleek Makeup iDivine Eye shadow Palette - Curacao 
I reached for this a lot when doing my fun/bright eye shadow looks. The colors are really fun and pigmented.

2, 3, 4. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye shadow - Fierce & Tangy, Bold Gold, and Tenacious Teal
I don't see how I forgot to mention these in last months favorites. I really love using these as a base to make my eye shadows pop. Of the shades I own these are my favorites.

5. MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish - Glorify
Out of all the makeup I've purchased in April this is my single favorite item. I love, love, love the glow this gives. It goes perfect with all my blushes that I'm loving right now. I think it's safe to say it's my favorite highlighter surpassing Sleek's Rose Gold blush.  


6. MAC Cremesheen Glass - Delight
I recently discovered a pinky-nude lip combo that I actually really like and this is 1/2 to that combo.

7. MAC Kissable Lipcolour - So Vain
This was in last months favorites and I'm still loving it this month. 

8. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Strawberry Jam
I'm still loving this as well. I picked up more shades during that 40% off NYX sale Ulta had in April so stay tuned for that post

9. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Korean Candy
I really like this color, it's bold, bright and I really like the feel of the Sheen Supreme lipsticks. They are very smooth and creamy.

10. MAC Lipstick - Pink Pigeon
This is like my favorite pink lipstick ever. I love this like I love Russian Red (my favorite red lipstick ever). Just sucks that it's LE. *inserts sad face here*

11. Rimmel's Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick - 08
This is the other half to the pink-nude combo that I really like.

12. MAC 109 Brush
Lately I've been more into contouring and highlighting and this brush is perfect for that. 

What were some of you favorites in April?

Thanks so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany