Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unii Palette

Every time I hit a 10 pound loss in my goal to get to a total weight loss of 150 lbs I get my self a little treat.

Yeah its gonna be a lots of treats, but so what why not.

I have a MAC palette for eye shadows and its kinda lacking to say it nicely.  Yeah it holds the shadows, its thin and holds quite a few.

I had seen it on Makeup Geek's website and seen many a review about it so when I hit a particularly troublesome ten pound mark I set to ordering.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A wink and a prayer

So I went into the drugstore hoping to get a cheaper mascara.  I love plush lash from MAC. I know its over priced for a mascara you have to chuck in the trash in 3 months but it separates and gives me volumes.  So I know there are lots of girls and some boys that swear by the mascara they get at the drugstore. 

So I picked this up hoping that I would be able to replaced plush lash.

Its was off to a good start with a cool looking mascara wand.
I had high hopes for this one.  It had gotten some good reviews.  I just don't care for it.  It clumps on me like nobody's business.  Each time I have used it I have to go thru my lashes with an eyebrow comb to break up the clumps.

I would not recommend this at all.

I guess I will have to scope out another one. 

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Back to MAC Haul

I depotted a bunch of my MAC lipsticks and eye shadows.  So that gave me quite a bit to go back to MAC.

So without further ado or whatever its called

I picked up some staples, Vanilla eyeshadow, Russian Red and Diva. I have vanilla pigment already but the pan is much easier and I am not that great a pressing my pigments into shadows.
From Left to right, Diva, vanilla then Russian Red.
You can barely see the vanilla in between the two reds but its there.  I just swatched it over bare skin.

Love the back to MAC program!

Thanks for looking!

Reserve yourself

Well not really.  I think of it more like your reserve wine.  You know the kind you always have on hand for when something good happens.  If you pick your poison and it isn't alcohol maybe try this OPI polish.

Its one of the designer series and a pain in the backside to find.  I only seem to find it at Ulta and only very limited shades.

Its a really georgous shade of pink. 

Check it out. So pretty! Sparkles!

Thank you for looking,
Love Mo!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Airy like a Farie

Yeah, I finally fell into the hype.  Not that it is that surprising but its worth the hype. 
Its Rimmel's Airy Fairy #70. 
I have to admit, I was quite surprised how well this shade works.  For me its like my lips but better.
Here it is above without flash below with flash.
I have fairly pigmented lips which usually work fine with a bit of gloss.  I do have some scars from piercings so its nice to have a lipstick that evens out the color.
I picked this up at Ulta with a coupon.  So it was pretty cheap.  Gotta love those coupons!

Thanks for looking!
Love, Mo

Friday, February 4, 2011

My other fun colors!

With all of the snow recently I have been staying a home a bit more these past couple of weeks.

I went to a local yarn store, lys and found some really cool yarns so I figured I would share with you all some of the pics.  They are so pretty and I can't wait to knit them up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Did you ever wonder?

Did you ever wonder about those samples and I mean samples loosely, in the magazines?

Well I normally don't consider it a sample unless I can get a good use if not two out of it.  Maybe I am spoiled that way but if I am going to plunk down my cash on a product I want to make sure it works.  Rarely do I make a jump on something like foundation without getting a sample or at the least having the sales associate put some on me.  After seeing Dusty Hunter's tips on buying foundation, it really does make sense to try it on and walk around check it out in different lighting and see how it oxides on the skin. So I ripped out an insert of foundation.
To be honest I don't really buy L'oreal products.  Yes, I have bought the long last lipsticks that they have but on general I don't buy from them because of the animal testing that their vendors for ingredients do.  At least the last time I checked.
As you can see the don't really give you a lot of product.  I am sure they probably weight out the cost benefit analysis of how much they can place and how much return they get on it.
So I placed the base on my hand which was more than enough for my hand.  It did even out the lines for the most part and felt very smooth after.  Not really anything different then any foundation primer.
I opened up the lightest color since it would best match my skin on my hand.
I haven't tried the souffle types of foundation before and it was kinda weird.  It might be because I am so use to liquid foundation or tinted moisturiser that this was off putting.  It was kinda crumbly and sat on top of the skin. 
Here it is blended out.  It still was a bit flakey on me.  I wouldn't try this type, semi solid foundation on my skin because I have such dry skin that I can tell this would show dry patches up like a highlighter.
I did leave it on for about an hour or so and didn't see to much of an oxidation issue.  So that's a bonus.

I do like the idea of samples and now I might swatch them on a more regular basis to see if drugstore brands can hold up to department store foundations.  I guess I will just have to try and stay in the house if I put it on my face!  No one wants to look like Juliette Lewis in the Other Sister!

Thanks for looking my little lemon drops!
Love Mo!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New for Oh!

I had seen this nail polish brand on a couple of blogs.  Its not for the leery.  Well at least the pocketbook for sure.  I thought a lot about purchasing this one since it was $12.50.  Yeah not cheap.  Especially since I don't like to spend over 5 bucks max.  Since I love to get new polishes, I get coupons where ever I can to make it under the 5 dollar limit. 

I broke my budget rule for this one because of the holo look.  This is hands down the coolest polish I have.  Its called NFU065.  Not the most original name.  Its part of the Victorian Series of polishes.  I ordered it online and it took awhile but not horrendous shipping time.  I did get a confirmation email and a link that I could view where the package was at. 
The pictures don't do it justice.  It literally looks like a cool holographic stickers on your nails. Well I guess you could find a sticker but I love painting my nails.
 Above is only two coats of polish.  I think that I could have used 3 coats because it does streak a bit but it coats so well that you do have to take a close look to see if you have missed a spot.  Another thing I noticed is that when I put Seche Vite on top it somewhat tones down the holo.  Weird.  The one polish that I would want to protect won't let me!!! I haven't tried any other top coats which might help keep the holo look without toning down the holographic effect.

The wear time is pretty normal for me.  The tips do go in about a day and half maybe two.  I am quite hard on my nails due to my job has me typing about 7 hours a day.   If you aren't typing as much as I do, you will get longer wear out of them.  I didn't see any chipping on the sides or next to the cuticle.

Would I recommend, oh yeah.  I really don't see me picking up many other colors since they are so pricey for nail polish at $12.50.  Although I do have my eye on one of the "flakies" polish since I can't seem to find the Sally Hansen Secret Treasure's polish which looks to be a really cool top coat. 

Where I bought mine from:

Thank you for looking,
Love Mo!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crakleious....Really Mo Really

So I am not the best at Post titles.  Never been on the quick witted side.  I am so the person that has someone a hole say something smart ass to them to only to finally come up with a comeback an hour or two later.

Yeah its a feature of mine.  I like annoy my friends with telling them what I should have said.

Hmmh like that.

Image Beauty got the OPI Katie Perry and Serena Williams nail polishes.  Instead of paying 9 bucks at Ulta I got them for about 5.  So if your in Blackwood, its a good shop in the Shop Rite shopping center.

Above is the Serena Williams one with the crackle coat and two coats of Seche Vite.

This one is Teenage Dreams under crackle.

A mess up of the crackle it was just one coat but a heavy coat of polish and it didn't crack so much!  Kinda of different.  Maybe with an obnoxious shade below...hmm.
Actual name

Some fun close ups of the nail polishes!

Check out the Sparkles

Serena's sold in a duo.
Easy peasy directions, use a lite coat for more space in between the black.

Ha Ha I get the name now.
It does kinda remind me of a tennis ball.  Its more golden sparkles then what I think of a bad pee tennis green.  Or that might just be me.

I am happy with the shades I got.  I do think that I will eventually go back and pick up the blue one from Katie Perry's shades since I love me some blue.

A side note, while I love having my gel nails cause goodness knows I hated my nails chipping into the nail bed because they were so flimsy.  They are starting to wear on me.  I can't scratch anything.  Stickers, nail polish on the edge of my cuticles and my little spots of eczema.  Although I always thought that I would one day have to tape on mittens not to scratch my elbows where the eczema is, I guess I don't have to do that now...TMI sorry.  I have been sharing too much info...

Thanks for looking!
Love, Mo