Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
First of all, I would like to announce that SAT May exam scores came in... and I got a 2220!! OMFGG!! with 800 in the math section.
Wow,GG to me.
Anyway, let's get started. So, my swap with roxyjones was just complete today. I got a huge amount of stuff. I swapped my childrens books for her MAC greenplay, mark chrome blue eyeliner, mark lemon dry oil spray and this garden blue spray as well. I also got a huge amount of other extras.
she is the most amazing swapper ever. The lipglosses will be up for swap because I don't like lipglosses. Yes, I prefer lipsticks. I don't like how it wears off so easily and I really can't be bothered to reapply throughout the day. I'm that lazy. Swatches. The top one is the NYC waterproof eyeliner in Smoky Plum. I will review that after.
I love all the colors. Well, not really. I love the chrome blue eyeliner. I hate though, how the brush is so fine. It's hard to get a thicker line. Same goes for the greenplay. I like the color, but I'm not sure when I would be able to use it. I'll have to find a time. Also, the liquid last liner (greenplay) is really lasting. It's ridiculous. You have to SCRAPE it off to get the liner off.
I really like this swap and I really recommend swapping with this person on makeupalley.com
NYC Waterproof eyeliner Pencil.
These pencils sell at 4.99 or 3.99 or whatever per pencil, which is really really cheap. They come in Black, Dark Brown, Mink, Teal, Smoky Plum, Moody Blue, and Sky Blue. I like the colors, but unfortunately, I don't trust the color payoff. Did you see the swatch color above? It doesn't look too purple. It looks really muddy. I would have liked the colors to be more vibrant and obviously that color.
It's waterproof, and it actually is waterproof, which im really sad about because I hate the color. It stays all day.
I dont' have anything else to say really. It's a boring product. Shrug. Oh, its smooth ish, but could be better.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
And on a side note. For all those melting eyeshadows in a plastic old eyeshadow thing, only melt a tiny little bit at a time. If you don't the plastic might warp. The estee Lauder palette was made of more sturdy plastic, so it didn't. A Revlon matte shadow or a NYX one could warp and it might be bad.... so yeah. Just a tip.
Anyway, lets get started.
A dual ended pointy thing such as a kebob stick, knitting needle etc. A small jar, eyeshadow tins, 70% or 90% alcohol, cotton balls, paper underneath to protect your workspace from mess, a thing to press your eyeshadow, a fabric piece.
1. Crush up your eyeshadow
Use one end of your knitting needle thing to break up the eyeshadow into your jar/mixing place. The slower you do this, the finer the eyeshadow dust will be. You should do this so that the eyshadow is very fine. This will eliminate the need to crush it. And it will absorb the alcohol better.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today is a GLORIOUS day because I have finished my APs! Yay! No more Chem and Bio!
Anyway, I also tried out L'Oreal's star secret quad in Kerry's Bronze. I was pretty excited to see this in the drugstore because I wanted to be able to get a color like the one that Melissa Gordon wears in Ghost Whisperer. It is a beautiful bronze color. Well, it looks bronze to me. I was hoping that this would be my HG thing forever.
Doesn't it just look great-ish here? The lightest ones (1 and 2) are pretty light, and the pigmentation isn't too great, but the darker ones (3 and 4) are good pigmentation. I was like WOW, i'm going to love the darkest color (4). In the pan, it reminded me of UDs baked and number 1 reminds me of UD's half-baked. 3 kinda is like MACs coppering?
Why does it look brown on my arm, but the ORANGE on my eye? ORANGE. Its. Not. Bronze. It's Orange. or copper, or whatever. But not bronze. I expected the number 3 to be coppery, but on my eye, 3 and 4 look the same. I just watched FafinetteX3's video on golden copper eyes, and the darker colors looked like Rule or Coppering on my eyes. Could they be dupes? I don't know. I dont' own them.
I'm quite dissapointed. The only ones I liked were 1 and 2. And 2 is supposed to be the highlight color. I admit, the shadows were soft, not too chalky, and you can get something to show up at least, but the colors are just sucking for me. They make me look sick and just... ugh. Clownish?
L'Oreal, you have dissapointed me. I was hoping for more bronze colors, not these strange orangey copper stuff. But if that's your thing, go for it. Will I buy this again? Probably not. I'd rather spend more money and get something else instead.
Any recommends for me? Post if you do! Toodles <3