Sunday, June 28, 2009
LOVE: A really red lip. I really love red lips, like red lipstick, cherry stained lips, whatever. It also needs to be immaculate. I hate it when people have weird feathering lipstick. I don't know. It's kinda gross
Hate: No, it's not the feathering lipstick. I actually have a tie.I hate it more when people wear dark lipliner with something like clear gloss or with pink lipstick. It's gross! Please either use a clear lipliner or don't use it at all. Thanks. I also hate lip gloss. I know, I'm a wierdo. I don't like how you have to reapply. I'm too lazy to. xP
LOVE: I love clear skin. I think that it's so great. Period.
Hate: ORANGE NESS. wtf. I hate it so much when people feel the need to spray-tan, fake tan or whatever themselves orange. It's gross. I know these people in my school who instead of coming in brown, they come in orange. It makes me want to puke.
LOVE: Long, lush, wavy hair that is soft, shiny, whatever. Just healthy and bouncy hair. I envy my friend who has just such thick hair. And it's so shiny too....
Hate: I hate it when people just don't care for thier hair and neglect it and let it just form numerous split ends. If you have split ends, CONDITION and just chop off your hair. Seriously. I know this one girl whose a close friend but she just has a million split ends. Like her hair was split ends. Yuck.
LOVE: I love brightly colored eyeliner. I don't usually wear it because I'm too chicken, but I love it. I think that it's so much fun and it's just so happy!
Hate: There is this really nice lady at CVS I see all the time. She's so nice, except I hate how her eyeshadow is a pastel blue and just goes all the way up to her brow bone. I think that it is really unattractive.
LOVE: Graphic tees and just anything with wild patterns.
Hate: Low rise jeans that fail to cover one's butt crack.
- 1 wooden like bangle/bracelet. I used a wooden letter O that you can find in craft stores like AC Moore. You can find wooden bangles for crafting online at websites such as http://www.artbeads.com/wooden-bangles.htmlbangles.html.
- Some Yarn or embroidery thread. If you use embroidery thread, don't pull apart all the strands into tiny threads. I used some yarn.
- Decorations. You can use anything! Mini Roses, beads, whatever. I used some beads found at AC Moore.
- Hot glue gun. The glue stick things are like 10 cents a piece and you can get a small glue gun for 2.19 at AC Moores
- Put a bit of glue on the bottom of the bangle, stick the yarn on and start wrapping it around the bangle itself. Then if you want to, use some glue to glue the yarn to the bangle. This dries really really fast so only put glue on a small section, glue the yarn and keep wrapping. This is what it should look like.
- When you're done wrapping, put glue on the inner part of the bangle and secure the end piece of the yarn there.
- Now, add your decorations. Use the hot glue gun to do that. Then, you are finished! Pictures below
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Anyway, school is over! Well, actually it doesnt officially end until tomrrow, but because I can't update then, I'm updating now. So what does it mean for my blogging-ness? It means that I have time to update more frequently. It also means that I won't be blogging only about makeup and such. I'm forcing myself on a very strict diet meaning only swapping will bascially get me makeup. Let's see how long this lasts.
Since I have more time over the summer, I'm hoping to really pour more time into hanging out with friends (after all, this may be one of the last summers where I'm free you know?) and into gardening. Yeah yeah, I have to do this college course in psychology at BCC (community college) and I have to study Calculus BC/Physics, but whatever.
What are you ladies doing over the summer? Let me know!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Anyway, I'm just updating on my day before lunch. So yesterday night, my sister and I were watching some TV and this ad for a new show came up. They're like:
"The average sized woman is between sizes 10-12 (something like that). The average reality show woman is a size 2. How is that reality?"
Then they go on to describe this show that is kind of like a spinoff the Bachelor the Bachelorette or something like that. It's about this guy who wants to get a wife on reality TV. All the women on the show are plus sized I think. Okay, whatever.
Side note: HOW DO YOU GET A SPOUSE ON REALITY TV?! That is beyond insane. I mean, do you think that people are going to be really honest about themselves on national TV? When thousands of people are going to be watching and picking them apart? I think that this is ridiculous. I don't know.
Back to my topic. The show is called "More to Love". More. To. Love. My sister and I were shocked. At first glance it's like.... omg, did they just diss these women? I mean think about it. We thought that they were saying there's more of a actual PERSON to love. You know? That's horrible! A subtle diss against those who aren't a size 2!
After thinking about it for a while, I was like OH. They mean there's more of a person than outer appearance.
DUHHHHHH. Well, at any point, those producers really screwed up the name. WHAT were they THINKING?!
Friday, June 19, 2009
So, obviously, i go to createblog.com and go search for a layout. I find a nice one, and I plug that into the HTML box whatever thingie. And what does it say? XML things aren't good?!?!?!!? What's that?
well, what I mean to say is that I can't do this all on my own (haha scrubs). Someone? Please help me get a new layout! with the 2 columns!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
so, anyone see something wrong in the picture with the bareminerals glimmer eyeshadows? Hmm? Because I do. Isn't there supposed to be a sifter there? Well there is. Isn't a sifter's job to make is less messy and keep all the eyeshadow from just plopping out? Well, look at that. There is a sifter in the jar, I checked. But, all the eyeshadow is on top of it. That defeates the whole point of a sifter! I'm not going to dump the eyeshadow out, take out the sifter and put the eyeshadow back in because this stuff isn't cheap. I believe that its what, 13$ at Sephora? I can't go out, buy 10 of these, and still have money. So, I'll just deal with that. I love both of these colors. Kitschmas is a nice lilac color, very frosty and light. INNER CORNER and highlight! Envy is also very frosty, but I think that it's okay to put that as an all over color.. as long as you tone it down with a matte color. I should do eye looks on these. I need to get a blending brush. If you want to swap with me, Pnkxsparklexstar on makeupalley!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
So, you can see that my camera isn't too good with details. You can't see the inner corner color, and no, my skin isnt that pale. I had to play with the lighting a bit because if I do flash, it washes everything out. You can kind of get an idea of what this look looks like, but ugh.
I like this look for the beach, party, whatever. I don't think that it's school appropriate, but it's fine for the mall. I also used low cost products so if you are just starting in makeup, this is for you! Actually, it's for everyone so just scratch out that last line.
1. Use a base. I used Lumene eyeprimer base. I depotted it into a BE foundation container thing that I swapped for. It is currently discontinued in the USA, but I think that you can get this in other European countries.
2. Apply Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Venetian Blue all over the lid. Gently, because this is a very pigmented color. I'm using this as a light base for the next couple colors. The brush that I'm using is Essence of Beauty eyeshadow brush. It's nice and large and fluffyish. Good quality.
3. Use the Spirited HIP duo. It is a metallic(?) duo. It has a nice light blue and a dark blue with shimmer. Take the light blue and put it in the inner 1/3 of the eye, the part nearer to the nose. Then bring it above the Venetian blue just a little bit, stopping in the middle of the eye. Then, using the other side of the brush, use the dark side and brush it in the outer 1/3 of the eye. Bring that up lightly into the crease. If you don't have a crease, like me, then make a v shaped thing. I am using the EoB concealer brush, large one.
4. Then, take a pencil like brush (I'm using a crease brush, again by EoB) and use a gold eyeshadow and put it in your inner corner. Blend it into the Spirited eyeshadow in the upper lid and bring it into the lower eyelid. I'm using Gilded, another HIP metallic duo.
5. Now, take the same brush as before, dip it into the Venetian blue and brush it into the lower eyelid. Really try to pack it on, because you want this to be bright and vibrant. Then take the dark side of the Spirited eyeshadow duo and put it on the outer corner, connecting it with the same colored shadow you applied earlier on the top lid.
6. Use a blue liquid liner on the top and bottom lid. I used Mark by AVON chrome liner in chrome blue. Be careful with this because it takes some time to dry.
7. Highlight with the second color in the Kerry's Bronzes palette by L'Oreal. I'm using the EoB eyeshadow brush.
8. Use an eyeliner brush and take a black eyeliner to line your waterline. I'm using the L'Oreal HIP cream color truth eyeliner. This is great but expensive for a drugstore product. You can use Jane's gel liners instead.
9. Curl/use mascara blahblahblah.
And voila! You're done! That was easy. The cost of everything:
Brushes by EoB: 9.99$ for a mini set with everything that i've used.
Chrome Liquid eyeliner: 5.50$
HIP cream eyeliner: 12-14$
HIP duos: 7-8$
Revlon matte blue: 5$
Total: 68$ This seems like a lot, but with this money, you can only get 3 MAC pigments, 4 Sephora brand brushes, 2-3 foundations at Clinique, or maybe just 2 eyeshadows from Dior. It's not too much to spend on a lot of products. Also, I got some of these for BOGOF, and swapping. So this decreases the price significantly especially if you pay a smaller amount for shipping!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So, after ranting about how I hated this thing in a different posting, I decided to give this one more shot and crush this thing. Now, it works. Let me explain
First, I crushed this thing. It's not easy to crush you know. It has this almost filmyness on the outside of it so it's not easy to get it into a fine powder. And even when you crush it, it's not very fine or powdery. I used a bottom of a concealer stick. Then, when you use your eyeshadow brush to use it, swatch it on your hand first. Notice how there's kinda eyeshadow-y granules. You need to crush these with your brush. I mean, really work your brush and the product into your hand. Then, you'll realize that there is actually product to be used!
I'm still not going to buy this again. WTF? You need to take so much time to just... use this thing. Which, sucks btw. It gives a blue based silver.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So, first up, Bodycology in Walmart. It's this new brand of body stuff. They sell anti-bacterial soap, lotion (hand and body) and a cooling body mist. I got a sample in Coconut and Lime smell
I love the smell, well not LOVE LOVE like how I love Velvet Tuberose from bath and body works. But enough. It's very lime-y smelling. Good for the summer. It really reminds me of the beach. The cooling spray is so refreshing. I really like it. The scent though, can be overpowering. It gave me a headache
The lotion, I found so thick and creamy. I really like how it feels. I think that this lotion really moisturizes my skin. Usually, I am a no scent in lotion girl. I don't like them too much. I feel like they dry out my skin more as compared to unscented lotion. That was a bad sentence but I'm not going to change it. Anyway, the sample was also so generous.
Soap is soap is soap. Seriously? I'm not a fan of anti-bacterial soaps. Those things breed super-bugs to which we don't have a cure for. My advice, just use regular soap to wash off bacteria. No need to pummel them to death.
I think that this line is really worth looking into. They have a million scents out right now.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Right now, I own a Vidal Sassoon wet/dry 1 inch iron. I admit, this was pretty cheap in Taiwan. I bought this in 7th grade, when I wasn't too crazy about my hair. When I rediscovered the miracle of straight hair, here I am. I'm obesessed with it. I basically straighten my hair every two days.
Now, that I'm more picky, I hate this iron. It's cheap and good for those who have already straight hair and just need a pick-me-up. I've been looking at the Bed Head TIGI brand. I heard good stuff about it. Also, I've been looking at the CHI, GHD etcetc.
I'm not willing to just plunk my money down because of course, I don't have much. I need to save. So, anyone want to tell me about thier experiences with these products? I'm all ears
Monday, June 8, 2009
So, when my CVS was having a 75% off sale on these eyeshadows, I decided to pick them up.
As much as I love L'Oreal, I hate thier packaging choices. I don't understand why there is this pseudo-brush here. It makes the packaging bulky, and hard to just store in a purse. It's awful. Also, the sifter sucks. The powder is so fine, that when you go to knock some shadow out, it always flies everywhere, wasting product. This thing also isn't cheap. It's 10 bucks. 10. Freaking. Bucks.
Hello! We are not exactly in an economic boom atm! I have a nagging suspicion that most of those 10 dollars goes to funding that packaging. Its 10 dollars for 1.7 grams.... I believe. Something like that. You can always go to drugstore.com (My fave. place to get information and swatches) to check.
Going off on a slight tangent. L'Oreal, why must you make packaging so horrible? Let's count the ways
1. HIP eyeshadow duos. Those things are great. Great pigmentation, I have three. BUT.BUTBUTBUT, the stupid packaging is like an inch thick. You know why? Becuase the bottom 3/4 of an inch goes to one flimsy little sponge.... thing. It rattles around in there. Just ditch the sponge and the slim down the packaging and save us a couple bucks.
2. HIP Cream Liners/pigments. I love the cream liners. They are the best. But what's up with that shoddy excuse for a liner brush?! I understand that they want to cater to those who need one, but why not make a separate line? Save us some money, and just ditch that thing. It's going to be thrown out anyway.
Can you think of anymore? I mean there are some GOOD innovations out there. Take the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder for instance. It has this thing that you can twist to get the perfect amount of powder. The rest apparently stays pressed on the bottom. Now THAT is an example of good packaging
Back to the review. Let me say, I love this stuff. I find it to be incredibly pigmented for a drugstore product. It doesn't excuse the price. Well, if there were more, then the price would be excused, but I digress. I bought Bare spice, Bare Gold, and Bare Nude.
Going from left to right is Bare Spice, Bare Nude, and Bare Gold. The Bare Gold is a very interesting color. On my hand, it swatches as a salmon pink, but when i pop that in the inner corner of my eye, it's like a gold with a pink undertone. I think that's great for looks that are soft or neutral looks. I have HIP duo in gilded. It has a great gold color, but it's more of a yellow gold. I like that for more bright looks. Bare Nude is a nude shimmer color. Great for girls just starting with makeup. My favorite is Bare Spice. It's a nice taupe-y color. I love it
Overall, great product, Loose powder that is soft, blendable and finely milled.
And if you hate sifters like me, take out the sifter. Obviously it is easier said than done. It's so hard to pry those things out. I used a pair of scissors. Now, I need 5 gram jars and empty eyeshadow tins! Anyone on makeupalley.com want to trade? I'm Pnkxsparklexstar. Trade with me!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
So, I looked at this article in associatedcontent.com, and voila! An article. Actually, it was about making socks slip-proof, but I'm sure it applies to shoes as well
The author recommends a rubber piece to cover the heel and toe area. Well, I'm going to have to try this! I will update about this probably at the end of the week!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Conditions for soft, shiny hair
Monday, June 1, 2009
I don't think that I will be using the Almay lipstick anytime soon. It's extremely dark for daytime and for school. Also, it smells kind of wierd, maybe it's expired? The eyeliner, I have to try it out tomrrow. It's really really creamy, but this means that it'll probably smudge everywhere. Ugh.
Swap 2: 2 half used Victoria Secret body spray for 1 NYC lipstick in Wild Orchid, Black Radiance loose eyeshadow in Plum Reflection, and a bunch of earrings.