Sunday, July 29, 2012

MAC Refill Haul.

Hello Beauties! I'm slowly but surely building up my MAC palettes. Here are a few refills I decided to add to them.

Eye shadows from left: 
Retrospeck (lustre), described as a "Bleached Blonde"
Sunny Spot (matte), described as a "Light acid yellow green"
Coppering (veluxe pearl), described as an "Orange Copper"
Steamy (frost), described as a "Bluish-green w/gold pearl"

Peaches (sheertone), described as a "Pure peach"

Swatches from left:
Retrospeck, Sunny Spot, Coppering, Steamy, Peaches

I'm really looking forward to playing with these shades and incorporating them into my looks.

I'm always up for suggestions for new MAC shades, so what are some of your favorites (eye shadow or blush)?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FOTD: Addicted to Pretty.

Hello Beauties! Here's a look I did using all the colors from the Sugarpill Heart Breaker palette. I love this palette! I think every time I use this palette I start singing Mariah Carey's Heartbreaker. LOL If you missed my post on the palette here.

Products Used 

MAC Brow Pencil - Spiked
MAC Select Cover-up Concealer - NC35 (under brows)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette
 MAC Cork eye shadow
Maybelline Gel Liner
Wet n Wild Mega length mascara - Very Black
BSS Lashes - #42
Maybelline BB Cream - Medium/Deep
MAC Bronzing Powder - Refine Golden
Wet n Wild Ultimate Minerals loose blush - Barely Peach
MAC EDSF - Glorify
NYX Matte Lipstick - Tea Rose
e.l.f. Glossy Gloss - Berry Blush

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

XOXO Brittany

Friday, July 20, 2012

Crown Brush Haul.

Hello Beauties! Over the 4th of July weekend Crown Brush had a 40% off everything in store sale which was perfect because after watching a few IMATS hauls I really wa nted to try some of their brushes. I ordered a total of 22 brushes but some where duplicates so they aren't featured in this haul.

My latest brush obsession has been angled contour brushes. I picked up these 3.

C435 - Large Contour Blush
C405 - Contour Blush
IB105 - Angle Blush
*So far I've used to 1st two and I LOVE them. 

SS010 Deluxe Chisel Powder

IB108 - Deluxe Oval Shadow
IB119 - Deluxe Crease
IB131 - Angle Liner / Spoolie

C433 - Pro Blending Fluff
C440 - Pro Angle Shadow
C441 - Pro Blending Crease
C431 - Precision Pencil

C425 - Tapered Concealer
C421 Mini Concealer

SS012 - Deluxe Crease
SS008 - Deluxe Eyeliner

They gave this Flawless Face Blender as a free gift with purchase. I'm not sure yet it if I'm going to try it out or give it to my mom.

So far I've only got to try a few of these but so far I'm really impressed. 

I washed them all and only the only brush out of them all that shed a few hairs was the Large Contour Blush brush. 

Have you tried any of these brushes?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FOTD: Rainbow Liner.

Hello Beauties! I have a really fun face of the day that I've been wanting to try for the longest, the rainbow liner. I've seen so many lovely ladies try it and I thought it was really pretty. Here's my version.

Products Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Eye Kohl - Fascinating/Feline
MAC e/s - Bamboo, Texture, Brule
Red - Sleek Curuaco Palette - Bloody Mary
Orange - Sleek V1 Ultra Matte Palette - Strike
Yellow - MAC Chrome Yellow
Green - Sleek Curuaco Palette - Apres Midori
Blue - Sugarpill - Velocity
Indigo - MAC Pigment - Full Force Violet
Purple - MUFE #92
Hard Candy Ashpalt liner
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara

Sleek Contour Kit - Medium
MAC Blush - Melba
MAC EDSF - Superb

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Bonfire

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

XOXO Brittany

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Victoria's Secret - The Nakeds palette.

Hello Beauties! This post features the new neutral palette from Victoria's Secret. It features 12 neutral shades, a dual-ended eye shadow brush, and a black eye liner. You can purchase these from Victoria's Secret (in stores/online) for $28.

I think the packaging is really pretty. It is very reminiscent of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette but it isn't made of the same material and it has a flip top with a magnetic closure. I really like the set up.

It also comes with a card with the names of each shadow. Also on the other side of the card are some ideas on how to create looks using the palette.

As of when I purchased (late June) they were giving these small cosmetic bags for free with $30 purchase. I think it's so adorable. I'd use this to put my lipsticks in my bag that I'm using that day.


From left: Barely Pink, Copper Sand, Graystone, Brown Sable, Sparkling Black

Fron Left: Warm Vanilla, Tawny Pink, Smoky Lilac, Sparkling Brown, Charcoal Black

So far I really like this palette. I do wish there were more matte shades. The black liner actually is okay but the brush is trash.

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

XOXO Brittany

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature Haul.

Hello Beauties! Finally here's a quick overview of what I picked up from the MAC Heavenly Creature collection that was released in stores on July 5th. In due time I'm hoping to do individual posts with swatches but here's what I picked up.

Mineralize Skinfinishes
Light Year - Star Wonder - Center of the Universe

Mineralize Blushes
Super Nova - Ring of Saturn

Cremesheen Glass

Did you pick up anything from this collection?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

$12 Drugstore Haul.

Hello Beauties! Lately I've been getting some really great deals and the drug store. I had quite a few Wet n Wild 1.00 off coupons and recently Rite Aid had WnW for 40% off. The majority of these items I only paid .54 cents. The sales clerk was in awe. I also went to Walgreen's, the CVS 75% sale and Target. Here's what I got.

Wet n Wild Fast Dry nail color - Saved by the Blue
Wet n Wild Megalast salon nail color - Sugar Coat
Wet n Wild Megalast salon nail color - I Red a Good Book

Wet n Wild Lipstick - 511B
Wet n Wild Lipstick - 519A
Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick - Lilac Champagne

Wet n Wild Coloricon eyeshadow trio - Spoiled Brat

Wet n Wild Coloricon lip liner - Fab Fuchsia 664C
Wet n Wild Coloricon brow and eye liner - Dark Brown 652
Wet n Wild Dual Pencil Sharpener
Wet n Wild Mega length mascara - Very Black

Wet n Wild Ultimate Minerals loose blush - Barely Peach
Wet n Wild Ultimate Minerals bronzer - Amber Glow

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color - Rich Red

I hardly ever get good deals like this so I'm really happy about all I got for so little. I can't wait to start trying everything out. Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ioni Cosmetics Haul.

Hello Beauties! So on my way home the other day I stopped at the dollar store on the corner by my new apartment for some chips. Out of pure curiosity I went to the cosmetic aisle just to see what was there.

I was expecting to see L.A. Colors, Cover Girl, and maybe e.l.f. Then I noticed towards the end a few black boxes at 1st I thought it was e.l.f.'s studio but as I got closer I saw the packaging read Ioni Cosmetics. I also noticed that everything was $1.00 so I thought why not give this brand a try.

Ioni Cosmetics - Lip gloss

Ioni Cosmetics- Lipstick

Swatches from left: 
Dolly, Fanciful, Cappuccino, Ballet, Runway, Coy

Initial thoughts:
 Honestly I'm glad that I picked these items up. The lip glosses remind me of the MAC cremesheen glasses (my favorite glosses) and the lipsticks are really creamy and pigmented. The packing of the lipstick is not the best. It reminds me of the WnW megalast lipsticks, I love those lipsticks but I don't like the packaging.

I like the glosses better than the lipsticks, mainly because I don't care for the texture. I prefer a matte/satin finish and these are a little too creamy for me. But the pigmentation is amazing.

Have you ever tried anything from this brand?

Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FOTD: 4th of July.

Hello Beauties! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday. I spent my day with family and friends. We have a huge 4th of July party every year and like always, I had a blast! Here's the look that I did.

Products Used

MAC Brow Pencil - Spiked
MAC Select Cover-up Concealer - NC35 (under brows)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC e/s - Naked Lunch, Atlantic Blue, Texture, Soft Brown
NYX Crystal Liner - Crystal Pink
Maybelline Gel Liner
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara - Blackest Black

MAC Bronzing Powder - Refine Golden
MAC Blush - Peachtwist
MAC EDSF - Glorify

Maybelline Baby Lips - Pink Punch
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - Kiss Me Quick
MAC Lipstick - Russian Red

I really like my shirt I wore this year so I thought I show it. LOL

Hope you guys had a wonderful and safe holiday! Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Monday, July 2, 2012

June 2012 Favorites.

Hello Beauties! Here's a few products that I showed a lot of love to in June. I was in the process of moving and traveling quite a bit so I only had a portion of my collection with me. I can say it was fun trying to create looks and only using what I had with me. Of the things I had, these are the things I used the most.

1. Make Up For Ever empty magnetic palette 

This was by far my favorite thing. Before I packed up my palettes I took out shades I thought I'd reach for the most. This is eye shadows and blushes compiled from 8 different palettes. I have MAC, Coastal Scents, MUFE, Inglot, and La Femme. My only gripe is the MAC magnets are terrible and the move around when placed in my suitcase. I need to pick up a lining for the inside.

2. MAC MSF - Red Head
This was a life saver because I did not really have an inner corner highlight packed in my palette so I used this quite a bit for that reason and to highlight my cheek bones as well.

3. MAC EDSF - Glorify
I think this is the prettiest thing I've bought this year so far. I absolutely love pairing it with my coral/orange blushes.

4. NARS Blush - Liberté  
 I really like the color of this blush. It is very unique to my collection and I found myself using it a lot this past month.

1. L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caress Lipstick - Violet Chiffon
I bought this at the beginning of June and used almost daily. It's a gorgeous color that reminds me of a toned down version of MAC's Up the Amp.

2. MAC Cremesheen Glass - Star Quality
This is a nice grab and go color for me. It's pigmented enough to wear by itself.

3. MAC Lipstick - Quick Sizzle
Love, Love, Love this pink lipstick. I need MAC to make it permanent! LOL

I also was loving Essie's Shine of the Times top coat (forgot to upload the pic). I really like the effect and how it give the nail polish a whole new look. I was hesitant at 1st because of the price but I'm glad I got it.

What were some of your June favorites? 

Thanks so much for viewing!

XOXO Brittany