Saturday, January 29, 2011
In this look I used Spectrum Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow Pigments in
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
1. Pores Open and Close
FICTION - Pores are openings in our skin that secrete sebum, ( a mix of proteins, fats, and cholesterol, and inorganic salt). Sebum is important because it washes out dead skin , and dirt from our pores and coats our skin with it, thus providing a barrier to protect itself. When our pores become clogged, or get a lot of build up in them, they just appear larger. They don't actually "open or close"
2. Misting Your Face With Water Helps to Moisturize Your Skin Throughout the Day
FICTION - Misting you face with water will actually leave your skin more dried out once the water has evaporated. Use a facial mist with glycerin or aloe instead. It will help to lock in the moisture.
3. Waxing Will Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker
FICTION - Your hair grows king of like a blade of grass. thicker at the base, and tapers off as it grows longer. When you wax, you are ripping the hair out of the follicle. When the hair does grow back it appears to be thicker than before you waxed it because you are seeing it from the base where it is thickest.
4. Painting Your Nails all the Time will Cause Nail Yellowing
FACT - Nail Polish like all other cosmetics contains pigments. These pigments are often staining - especially in darker colors that contain stronger or higher concentrations of pigments. To help prevent this, always use a base coat. It will act as a barrier to protect your nail.
5. Eating Chocolate Causes Pimples
FICTION- Breakouts and acne are caused mostly by hormones, stress, and dead skin cells blocking your pores, not chocolate :)
6. You Can Repair Damaged Hair and Split Ends
FICTION - As much as I would like this to be true, this is false. Although you can buy products to coat damaged hair and make it feel and appear better, Hair is dead, and cannot be repaired. The only way to get rid of damaged hair it to cut it off.
7. If You Pluck a Grey Hair - 2 More Will grow in it's Place
FICTION - If it's in your genetics to get grey hair, you're going to get grey hair. Grey hair appears when the root of the hair is no longer producing melanin that gives your hair it's color. Grey hair will often appear out of place coarse and wirey because the shaft has usually stopped producing the sebum that coats it as well.
8. You Shouldn't Wash Freshly Colored Hair
FACT - You should wait a minimum of 48 - 72 hours before washing hair that has been color treated. You need to give the dye time to penetrate the hair - washing it prematurely will wash out some of your color. To help maintain that color you should always use shampoo and conditioner formulated for color treated hair
9. Crossing Your Legs will Cause Varicose Veins
FICTION - Crossing your legs while sitting will not cause varicose veins, however STANDING for long periods of time will. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins in the legs. These veins are subjected to high pressure while standing since they are working against gravity to pump the blood back the the heart. There are leaflet valves in these veins to prevent back flow of the blood. When these valves stop working, the blood does back flow, and pool resulting in the bulgy veins. Surgery is available to remove these veins.
10. Cucumber Slices will Combat Puffiness Around the Eye
Cucumbers are often stored in ice water when you are at a salon, or in the fridge when you are at home. Placing a chilled cucumber slice over your eye for a few minutes will decrease puffiness. BUT it's the cold temperature that is the actual remedy. Placing any cold compress on the area will constrict the blood vessels, and reduce puffiness.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sinful Colors "Rich in Heart" by itself
With 2 coats of Nubar 2010
With 1 coat of Seche Vite - This REALLY brings out the colors and makes any mani even more vibrant! LOVE THIS TOP COAT!
Let me know what you think! :)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
WAS $67.41 NOW $49.95
You get 9 Nubar nail polishes!! Thats just $5.50 each!!
Click on the picture to view the details, and purchase!
This is the Cleopatra Collection - Was $59.92 NOW $49.95
And Last we have the NVC8 Vineyard Collection - Was $59.95 NOW $49.95
Thursday, January 13, 2011
From Right to Left ( Superslick, Line Stiletto, Ultra Liner)
I think that if Maybelline used the formulation of the ultra liner with the line stiletto packaging it would be a fantastic Superslick Dupe!
If you don't want to pay nearly 20 for a MAC liquid liner, but still want an AMAZING liner, I highly recommend trying out the Line Stiletto, or even the ultra liner for that matter if you're comfortable with a brush! :)
I hope this helps someone, and if you have any liners that you like please let me know so I can try them out! :)
I swatched all three of the liners on my hand, and have been wearing them for about 6 hours. There is no fading, or flaking at all on any of them! :)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This was $3.99 and is an absolute steal! It has a very smooth application - I DO NOT like the brush that it comes with as it is too thick to get a nice line with. I recommend using your own liner brush, if you have one. The pigmentation is amazing, it's waterproof, and once it dries it does NOT budge. You can blend it out if you do it as soon as you apply it. I've heard some complaint about removal, but I use my own oil based remover, and have no problem at all :)
If you're looking for a more budget friendly alternative to MAC fluidline, Try this! I will be repurchasing! I just wish they had more colors!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Step 3. Apply ALLOY to the outer 1/2 of your eye - blending where the meet in the middle
Step 6. Make the Leopard design with your liner - basically c's and circle shapes.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I got the assorted package that comes with
1 Shadow/liner (ex small)
2 Blush (small)
2 Foundation (medium)
1 Powder/kabuki (large)
You can check it out HERE
Here is the information that comes with your set -It gives you the basic do's an don'ts for the proper use of the product, and shows you the sizes of the brush guards.
This is the Medium Size on one of my face brushes - see how the brush guard forms to the shape of the brush? LOVE this - it shapes your bristles while they dry!
I like using a brush guard even on brushes that don't really need to be shaped - like this flat brush - I just choose a size a little to big so it isn't snug against the brush, but just tight enough to keep it in place. This way I can dry it upside down to ensure no moisture gets down into the ferrule. If moisture gets into your ferrule it will begin breaking down the glue, and your bristles will begin to fall out. - Using HOT water while cleaning your brushes will do the same thing. Using cool water and a gentle cleanser is ideal.
Here you can see that I can dry my brushes completely upside down to ensure that no moisture is going to get down into the ferrule. Since the brush guards are so long, you can pull them well down past the bristles so they don't get squished either. LOVE this product!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Second Item I ordered was a Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in
ON THE HUNT. It is a water-based liquid liner that is water-resistent, VERY easy to apply - it creats a SMOOTH line with no effort at all and dries in seconds! One it dries it's absolutely smudge proof! This is by far one of the best liquid eyeliners I have ever used. The applicatior is fantastic - you can create a very thin line or a wider more intense line as shown in my swatch pic. If you have problems with liner brushes or cream liner, I highly recommend this - you'll LOVE it! It was $17.50 and worth every penny!
I don't know how long the code will last but if you enter "BUBBLES" at checkout you will receive FREE SHIPPING! I placed my order on 1-3-11 and it worked for me! IF you place an order let me know if it is still working! :)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
It is $8 for the set and it's available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64438566/get-the-look-3-piece-stackable-soil
I also used the Spectrum Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in Beige. It is $12 for a 20 Gram Jar http://www.etsy.com/listing/65095618/beige-matte-mineral-foundation-20-gram
and the eye primer which is $7 for a 5 gram jar:
Here is the finished look - If you like it please subscribe, and read on! :)
Step 1 and 2 Apply your foundation, fill in your brows, and prime your eyes
Step 3 Apply TINY BUBBLES under the brow, and in the inner 1/3 corner of your eye - There will likely be fallout as you see here, but don't worry, it will easily brush away!
as much or as little as you want
I opted not to apply any lipstick, but did add a bit of Charming Pigment as my blush!
$5 available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63995464/charming-pretty-glittery-pink-mineral?ga_search_query=charming&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5651689
I hope you like it! :)