Monday, December 6, 2010

Big Haul!

I have purchased several stuff over the past couple of months, but since Ive been too busy I hadn't had the chance to post anything really and i apologize.
Anyways,
I have been really trying hard to build up my kit but it gets really expensive so little by little when I see certain websites posts discount codes or what not I take full advantage, so this is some of the stuff I have purchased.


These are my E.L.F products, when they were having a 50% off all studio line.
Top( Left to Right): Brow kit in Medium, Bronzer in Warm, Translucent Powder
Middle(Left to Right): PeachyKeen Blush, Candid Coral blush, and Pink Passion blush
Bottom: (Top) Blush Brush, (Bottom) Complexion Brush


These are from Crown Brushes
Left to Right: Fan Brush, soft tapered blending brush, spoolie, small smudger brush, and lip brush




Left to Right : Monda metal plate, Paint brush(for fx makeup), metal spatula, the knot nail board, and 6 different kinds of lashes



Top left to Right: 2 Cinema Secrets Large Puffs, MAC Fixing Medium, Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Super Palette in Warm, Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme palette, Corrector Shades.
Bottom Left to Right: OCC Lip Tars in Feathered, Katricia, Anime, NSFW, Memento
Z-Palette with 4 La Femme Blushes


Now for all this stuff I spent less than $300 due to the fact that most of this stuff was purchased at IMATS. Now looking at this stuff it makes me feel broke lol
What are your recent buys??

xoxo
Eve



Thursday, November 11, 2010

N.Y.C Bronzer

Hello Loves,
Today i want to talk and rave about this new product I have been using for a while. Now its not new to several of you but to me it is. I wasn't big on bronzers and contouring and all that good stuff. But now that I am pregnant my face has gotten a little on the rounder and paler side. Well the pale comes from it now being fall and im barely in the sun.
For a while I was using E.L.F bronzer and Mac blush in Springshine to give my face some color. These are great when it comes to giving you a more earthy, bronzy look but some bronzers are not good for contouring and these two are definitely not since they both have shimmers. I did some research online to see what would be best as both bronzer and contour color. And the winner was N.Y.C Bronzers, now it depends of course what skin color and what not, so I decided to go with the color Sunny, I watched tons of youtube videos and when I watched Makeup by Leina and how she loved it well i just had to give it a go!


This particular bronzer is matte and is the perfect color for those who are MAC NC 30ish. Im a NC35 so its the perfect shade. It does not look muddy on me at all. And when i apply it to contour, it does its job without looking to harsh and seeing where u created that "Illusion" =]
Some people complained on Makeupalley that its goes on so light therefore hitting pan with a couple of uses, hunny if thats the case then sunny isnt for you babe you must get a darker shade duh!
I barely do a few swipes with the brush and theres more than enough product for both cheeks.
The downside to this is that its hard to find. I looked everywhere for it and found 2 left at kmart so i snatched up one but i think im gonna go back to get the last one for backup. For only $3 and some change its totally worth trying.




What do you use to contour and bronze up?? I would love to read everyone's thoughts

xoxo
eve

BOOTS!!!

Hey Y'all!
So I have been in search for some over the knee boots forever and a day
and let me tell you its exhausting when your pregnant ;)
Boots are always perfect for the fall and winter months since they look great with just about anything.
Now I own a couple of boots but they're the regular mid calf boots which I love and adore, but I was looking for boots that scream out HOTT!
Now since I am on a budget have to save up for baby I decided that I would go and check out the little Asian stores (I'm not trying to offend them but even my Asian friends call those stores that)
Asian stores are the best they have super cute stuff for super cheap, I am getting off topic here..
any-who,
I looked high and low and I finally decided that I would try bigger chain stores to see what kind of boots they had and I ended up at Kmart.
After looking through their large boot section I found the perfect boots! The brand is GLO,
the material wasn't all plasticky like most you find at other stores. Its Faux leather stitched up pretty well and just amazing, the plus size is you can fold over the top part if you just want them below your knees too, which with other boots you don't have that option.





They slouch a little at the bottom but its totally fixable i tried them on and I absolutely love them. The price was $39.99 a little expensive for boots from Kmart but they were the last ones in my size so that told me they were meant to be.
Now i cant wait to wear them out.
If your looking for affordable good looking great quality boots go ahead and check out kmart you might score like I did.

xoxo
Eve

Friday, September 24, 2010

Where in the world is Eve???

Hello Lovelies!
Its been a while since i said a peep or two,
and i apologize. Life has been so crazy these past couple of months.
I have exciting news but before i get to that...
I have a couple of post coming up 2 to be exacts on some great products i received and
have been trying, so look out for that.
I have been reading all your blogs though, keeping myself up to date in the magical world of makeup and fashion.

I was so excited for the MAC Villains collection but do to some major saving up for more important things (oh dear did i just say that!) I unfortunately will be skipping this collection...well maybe, nothing is ever set in stone lol

So for my big news,
well ladies after being with the BF for 5 years we are having a baby!
Omg im so scared, nervous, yet super excited to meet my little one.
I couldnt be more happier, I am going on my 18th week so I should soon find out what I will be having. We already picked out the names for if its a boy or a girl.

Boy: Isaac Jakob

Girl: Mackenzie Naleigh

So i leave you with a picture of my little one






Btw its Fall my favorite time of year, whats gonna be your style?

xoxo
Eve

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rodarte Post...

Good morning everyone,
I just wanted to comment on my post from the MAC Rodarte collection that i posted yesterday...
The internet is a great place to search, read, and write on anything you wish.
Blogger.com provides us with the opportunity for us to express what it is that we want to talk about. People can go ahead and follow your blog because they like what you have to say. With that being said...
Everyone and I mean everyone is entitled to their own opinion, if you dont agree with mine that is fine, I dont expect anyone to agree with what I have to say.
I go and post on blogger to voice out MY OPINION on what i feel i want to talk about that given day.
You may or may not like what I have to say and that is fine, but please do not judge me for all you know about me is what I may look like and some of the things i say.
That does not mean that you know where I come from, if i have morals, or what I am all about.
I am just like you, a beauty blogger who loves and lives off makeup, we may not agree on things but like i said thats ok.
The MAC Rodarte collection is controversial
and yes the names to their products are tasteless, but I still am not offended by it.
But because the idea of how they came up with the products and the product names dont really go hand and hand I will NOT be purchasing from this collection.
I am not boycotting it I just feel that there wasnt heart behind it like they say.
I do not expect every collection to have heart behind it but i do expect to see products have an important meaning or match their ideas to the products like the rest of the other collections if that makes any sense (To the beach, All races, Hello Kitty,etc., their ideas matched the packaging an the names)
Like if they wanted to match their ideas "Factory" should be some ugly grey or brown but its not.
So I apologize if i have offended anyone that was never my intention, I just wanted to voice my opinion on something that probably wont even pull through.
Sorry Rodarte ladies
But your stuff aint gonna sell, and if your idea was to stir up buzz..
well ding ding ding! you did but not in a good way

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MAC Rodarte Collection

MAC Rodarte Collection isnt due till the Fall but it already has stirred up quite a controversy...


With names like "Ghost Town" "Del Norte" "Factory" and "Juarez" most people have been finding offense to the city of Juarez. Some commentators believe that its racist, insensitive, and plain unprofessional to have names like these on a beauty product. I myself do not find offense to this but at the same think that they could have chosen better names for the products. Its true, would you like to wear something with the name "Factory" on it? And if they are basing this line on their trip to Juarez, being a hispanic area why in the world would you photograph a ghostly white model to represent this line? Most of the products are targeted for light skin woman, what in the world?! I think it should have been targeted to a more medium color tone since its based on Juarez. Now MAC and Rodarte issued statements:

MAC Statement (provided by Temptalia.com)

We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We continue to listen carefully to the comments we have received and have the following plans to address concerns:
*We are committed to donating $100,000 to a non-profit organization that has a proven, successful track-record helping women in need and that can directly improve the lives of women in Juarez in a meaningful way
*We are changing the product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection.

Rodarte Statement (provided by Temptalia.com)

*Our makeup collaboration with M·A·C developed from inspirations on a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa. The ethereal nature of this landscape influenced the creative development and desert palette of the collection. We are truly saddened about injustice in Juarez and it is a very important issue to us. The M·A·C collaboration was intended as a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and people in the areas that we traveled.


Still not offended, I am Hispanic, the should just rename the products using festive names...examples: fiesta, caliente, madrugada, etc. to describe like they say the landscape. But hey im just an ity bitty blogger.

What did you guys have to say about it?

xoxo,
Eve

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another Haul

Hello Lovelies,
I come to you with a haul today
I visited my local Walgreems to pick up some regular stuff like moisturizer and what not
and when browsing the makeup aisle i came across these
the Wet n Wild palettes.
Now i had told myself no more makeup because i had enough, but at $4.99 ea. palette who could resist =]

I picked up 3 of the 4 I got the ones in (L to R) Lust, Greed, and Vanity
these shadows are amazingly pigmented, and as u have already seen everywhere most the shadows are dupes for MAC ones.
I didnt swatch them because im sure u have seen plenty of swatches everywhere.
But im loving these palettes they are well worth it.

I also purchased a Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Plum
Im definitely liking this liquid liner even though i do have to go over it several times.

And last but not least...
I purchased 2 lipsticks
in 903c Just Peachy and 902c Bare it All
OMG!!!
these lipstick are amazing! i love them, they go on real smooth, very creamy, and they are matte, so no glitter which is what i wanted. I have been using these non stop especially bare it all its the perfect nudey brown color for me and $2.99 ea you cant beat that.
902c Bare it All is a possible dupe for MAC Brave new Bronze Lipstick.



Swatches of the liner and lipsticks


Have any of you tried these products? If so what did you think?

xoxo
Eve

Thursday, June 10, 2010

May Favs...IMATS!

Hello lovelies,
ok so hell must be freezing over because 2nd post of the week lol
Anywho,
so this is what i used in may and it isnt much because like i said, too hot to slap any makeup on my mug.



Favs were:

Jan Marini Face Primer- i love using this now since its so hot my makeup doesnt sweat off.
MAC Stack 2 pigments the gold and green- color lovely now for the summer
MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush- when using it how its suppose to be using stippling in ur foundation it gives you a flawless and airbrushed look
MAC creme cup lipstick- the perfect lip!
MAC Light Over Dark Mineralize Blush-LOVE THIS! GREAT BRONZEY LOOK


OH! and also i ordered my IMATS tixs!!!!!
whose going???
let me know would love to meet you ladies/gents

xoxo
eve

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Celebrity Inspired Look

OMG!
Pigs must be flying cuz im blogging lol
I KNOW i have been out of the loop but havent been in the mood to put on any makeup since its been so freakin hott!
ANYWAYS....
so Miley came out with a new edgier look, cut her some slack she isnt gonna be hannah montana forever you know!
I like her sexier look, its hot!
In her new vid called cant be tamed (or so i think thats what its called lol)
she has this makeup look which makes you think of evil ice queen!
Maybe thats just me but i somewhat recreated the look.

What i used:
FACE: Revlon Photoready Foundation in Golden Beige, MAC Blush in Prim & Proper

EYES: UDPP, NYX ultra pearl mania Pigment in Turquoise Pearl (lid, lower lashline), MAC e/s in Soft Force (Highlight), Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero(smudged on upper and lower lashline), MAC e/s in Carbon (also smudged on upper and lower lashline), Select Lash #s47

LIPS: MAC l/s in Creme Cup, NYX l/g in Whipped










xoxo,
Eve

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Update

Hello lovelies
omg its been a while it seriously took me 3 days to catch up on all this reading cuz you guys blog a lot lol
i know the last time i was on here i said i was back, boy did that look like a lie
after that i was called in for a interview for a nursing job
and well i got it!
Now that may sound exciting to some, but to me i was so unprepared, i wasnt ready yet
i didnt feel like working there you could say
anyways...
i have been freaking out cuz its so hard there its ridiculous!
but anyways im trying to stay positive and just deal with one thing at a time.
Now i have hauled a lot but since i didnt take pics and just used up my stuff it wouldnt be right to even blog about it.
Let me just say creme cup by mac is a dupe for born with it, except born with it has more shimmer to it.
Idk if im gonna go crazy when Mac to the beach collection comes out. I like the packaging but nothing really screams out at me just saying, at first it did now not so much
I see a lot of you have a project 365 well to keep up with this im going to start it too so at least i get use of my cam since i hardly been using it.
Also i have hit 300 + followers so im gonna be hosting a giveaway but i want to make it fun so
i will let you guys know
well loves i hope you guys have a wonderful day
xoxo
eve

Thursday, April 29, 2010

NOTD: Lively Lilac

Hello Bellas,
today i come at you with a nail of the day, this is my ultimate fav nail color its super cute for the spring. Its Sally Hansen insta-dry nail color in you guessed it lively lilac. It a gorgeous pastel looking color, i think it might even be a dupe for China Glaze Spontaneous but a little softer if that makes any sense lol.



Im really loving this formula, its not super runny, the brush provides a good amount of product with one coat its perfect, and the fact that i dont have to wait forever not touching anything so that it dries is super. I will definitely be purchasing more of these in other colors of course =]
I got this at walmart for about $4 i think its definitely worth it.

I dont know about you guys but i have been seeing a lot of lilacs/lavenders may i say this might be a popular color this season.


xoxo
eve

Friday, April 16, 2010

circle lens

Nikki is having a circle lens giveaway go check her out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fotd: Neutral

Hello Bellas,
So i had this look saved in camera from before my Hawaii trip
and decided to share it with you even though its a little old.
(Warning: i camera whored a little bit =] )

What i used:
Revlon Photoready Foundation
MAC MSF in Medium/Dark
MAC Buff blush
MAC Msf in Soft & Gentle
Some random brown e/s to fill in my brows
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
L'OREAL Voluminous "Sucky" mascara (i loved it at first and now for some reason it flakes and runs ugh!!!!!!!!)
Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette
Maybelline Born With It lipstick
MAC Ember Glow Lipgloss








xoxo
eve

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dilema!

Hey bellas,

So i have been wanting to post makeup pics but since i went on a trip and got super tanned, im really dark, so my makeup is too light and i look ridiculous!!!!

Ugh! its really upsetting, cuz im kind of tight with money right now, so i cant go buy me a new foundation to match my tanned skinned, and the one dark foundie i do have is still to light. Yes i did get that dark lol


So im kind of annoyed, but i did wear some msf since its dark. Anyways, for now i must stick to reviews till i get funds to buy a foundation dark enough lol this is too funny.

Miss you all!
xoxo
eve

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Loving this Lipstick

Hello Bellas,
So while at Target(2 weeks ago) i decided to pick up a lipstick for my trip (Hawaii) I wanted something that could be used everyday, since i didnt want to pack too much you know.
Anyways, I heard a lot of good stuff about the Maybelline lipsticks, I believe its the color sensational lippies?? but dont quote me, so i was torn between Born with it and some other pink one but I decided to purchase the Born with it shade, it has been compared to a couple of MAC lippies but i wouldnt know which ones. This a gorgeous light pink shade the one thing im not fond of honestly is that it does have shimmer which can look a little like a disco ball lol jk but its such a pretty lipstick. I like to pair it up with several of my lipglosses to give it different color shade. Anyways have you ladies tried this yet? or any other shades from this line? whats your fav?



With Flash



Natural Light

xoxo
eve

Monday, April 5, 2010

MIA so long...update!

Hello my lovelies,
WOW, it has been forever since i have posted anything or even looked at my blog.
When i said i was coming back i guess i wasnt ready, too much crap and life happening was too hard to deal with. Blogging just didnt seem right.


Anyways, well life happens and i have done lots since my absence...

I went to Hawaii, Kaua'i to be exact and wow what an amazing island, i seriously didnt want to come back. No offense to anyone but dang they dgaf about anything materialistic like we do, they arent vain, cady, etc. They were all just happy being who they were, no one to judge...or at least that how i felt. Coming back here to Cali i feel the temptation of the things "we" call happiness. I f**** hate it! Seriously i do. I lived with no makeup and just some tanks, bikini, shorts, and flip flops. I was seriously born to be a beach bum. lol enough of my pathetic rant.

The island was simply gorgeous and i was with good company,

let me tell you i came back a hefer lol i ate like no other, dang the Luau was the shizzle, Open bar was the bombay! lol and relaxing and tanning was not bad at all either. =]

I brought back a lil bit of Hawaii with me and my goal is to save enough money to move out there. Im tired of the fast life. So i packed a grip of makeup which i didnt use it was humid making my freaking mascara run ugh .


But im back i apologize once again for my absence i hauled a lot but dont plan on showing pics of my crap...i hope to post a look tomorrow but till then have a great day. Btw anyone in cali feel the quake??

Shoot it was hilarious, i thought i was feeling woozie, like i was gonna faint then my peeps were like dude its an earthquake, i was like ooooooh! thats why i feel like crap...=]

xoxo
eve

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ewwitsnikki's Giveaway!


Check her out here!
Ends 4/18/10 - Good luck!!!


Friday, March 12, 2010

MAC AND NYX HAUL

Hi lovelies
yesterday i went to the mall and had to get some stuff from the new MAC Give me Liberty of London collection.
Honestly i was kind of disappointed with this collection because first off, Ever hip lipstick is just like Curtsy i swatched them together and they are exactly the same!!! and i still have a full tube of curtsy oh well.
Another is Prim & Proper blush, its also just like MAC Buff even the mac girl said so my ultimate fav blush is buff so i bough it anyways since i already hit pan of buff =]
Lastly, Shell Pearl Beauty powder kind of reminded me of Spaced out but a little toned down because it looks more natural when applied. I mean this is just my opinion so dont grill me on this lol i do love the packaging though its so cute!
So here's what i picked up



Right next to the MAC Booth in the mall theres a store that sells lots of NYX products which i love, and well i needed a pink lip liner for my pink l/s so i picked up the color Rose which is such a gorgeous pink, I also picked up NYX round l/s in Power.



I was watching one of Jo's videos on youtube and she said that power was a dupe for MAC lavender Whip which is a limited edition lipstick that i have been looking for everywhere. So i had to have this, thanks girl!~
Well thats it, what did you guys pick up from this collection???

xoxo
eve

Thursday, March 11, 2010

EOTD Series: Red/Orange

I come to you with another EOTD Series look using both Orange and Red.
Now i didnt want to do a super crazy look so i kept it toned down.
I think i would wear it out but i dont really own red so idk when i would sport this looks.
Anyways on to what i used:
NYX Milk
Cs 88 palette, using the orange and darkest red, and soft whit for Highlight
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara




Please excuse my messy brows, i havent gone to clean them up, have been sick can u tell by the bags lol


xoxo
eve

Giveaway prizes!

Hello lovely bloggers,
these are the prizes i won from contest here on blogger.
I won them a long time ago but hadnt had a chance to post what i won.




From Makeup by Ren Ren i won a Jan Marini Face Primer

From Makeup Babble i won Perricon MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy

From Every Girls Little Addiction I won Mac Makeup


All good stuff which im loving thanks girls!

xoxo
eve

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

40 Q's Tag

I got this from Laura
i wanted to do it tooo!

~ Skincare ~

1) How many times do you wash your face daily?
I would have to say i wash it 2x a day. In the morning when i get up so i can be fresh and ready to start my day. And at night when im getting ready for bed, i wash it to remove all the makeup and gunk!

2) What skin type do you have?
I would say combination dry in the winter and oily in the summer which blows, i wear moisturizer all year round.

3) What is your current facial wash?
I am in love with Cetaphil. This to me is the best facial wash, it cleans up my face pretty well without it making it dry or oily.

4) Do you exfoliate?
Yes, i exfoliate once a week using St. Yves apricot scrub, im trying to finish up the tube though cuz i really want to try something much more gentle.

5) What brand do you use?
St. Yves

6) What moisturiser do you use?
I love using my Nivea creme its perfect, most people say its too oily for them, well when you do first put it on its is oily but then my face just sucks it in and its nice and soft.

7) Do you have freckles?
Yes, ugh i hate them so much.

8) Do you use eye cream?
Yes, I have been using Clarins for the day and i use eye Miracle Worker at night.

9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
i have acne prone skin, but honestly the secret to keeping my face from breakouts is...to STOP touching my face. People never notice how much they touch their face throughout the day, from a chin scratch to an eye rub and so on and so forth, and in between that you just went to the store and touched the counter where there are tons of germs lurking. So i learned to not touch my face and i dont breakout as often.

10) Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?
No i heard its very drying.

~ Make-up ~

11) What foundation do you use?
I use the Revlon Photoready on my i have time to put on makeup days, and I use MAC studio fix powder on my im in a rush days.

12) How about concealer?
I use mac select cover up

13) Do you know your undertone colour?
actually no, and i did take a makeup class before and knew what it was

14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them, they make my makeup look that much more stunning and my eyes big or small depending on the lashes and what look im going for.

15) Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes i know, but who actually follows that rule??? Food doesnt even expire when it says it does, so if its not dry or nasty looking i figure why not still use it.

16) What brand of mascara do you use?
I
am in love with L'oreal Voluminous mascara its amazing and Lancome Definicil High Def masacra my HG

17) Sephora or Mac?
Both, if you could buy MAC at sephora then i would say Sephora but since they dont i love them both equally

18) Do you have a Mac Pro card?
No.

19) What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
The tools i use on a regular basis is my Mac 187, 227, 224, 252 and large 182 kabuki i think its the 182 or is it the 188?

20) Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I use UDPP

21) For the face?
Usually i dont but if im going be outside where its cold or windy, or im going to be dancing i use MAC prep and prime

22) What is your favourite eyeshadow colour or shade?
Purple. I love purples, most of my eye looks include purple, i love using MAC sketch to darken up my crease and make my eye looks that much more dramatic.

23) Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
I use both, blacktrack fluidline for lashline and Urban decay 24/7 IN Zero on my lower lashline

24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
its only happen a couple of times.

25) What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I think they are great i love them because they last you a long time and they could be used in so many different ways.

26) Do you use mineral makeup?
MAC MSF

27) What is your favourite lipstick?
This is tricky, my fav lippie has to be Revlon Pink Pout and MAC Curtsy they are just perfect.

28? How about lipgloss?
Bigelow lipgloss is the best! Or my mac lipglass in Perfectly pink (Flashtronic Collection)

29) What is your favourite blush to use?
I love Mac Buff and NARS Orgasm

30) Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?
NOpe!

31) Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes i love Neutrogena, Physicians Formula, and Revlon

32) Do you go to CCO's?Cosmetic Company Outlet?
I went twice first time i got some good stuff, second time was disappointed

33) Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I did it once because the teacher is a friend of mine, she is very talented and it was so much fun

34) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
yes, i have shaky hands when im nervous, like if im going on a date but usually im pretty precise

35) Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Wearing too much blush that you begin to look like you have a fever and ur cheeks are super red or something thats so ugly.

36) Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I love both, when i go out i do colorful looks, when im going to school or work i do neutrals.

37) Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Kim K, she is always on point with her makeup and Gwen Stefani always sporting that gorgeous red lip

38) If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?
gotta say mascara, it makes my eyes look more dramatic therefore sexy hehe

39) Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
yes i do it often, i like to get as much sleep in as i can, plus i like to let my face breathe

40) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Mmmm...people tell me i look good without, but it think i look better with it on

41) In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
Well i own different brands, they all work for the purposes i bought them for, so to answer that i cant say the best line is this...because one brand can have something that works really well that another one doesnt, so i like all the brands.

42) What do you think of makeup?
I think its an art that anyone can master it with the right tools and practice. Makeup is meant to be fun and to make someone feel that much better, its like heroin for woman lol jk

Friday, March 5, 2010

Up and Runnning

mySkin code (lovelymakeup) is now finally working thanks girls for letting me know.

I really hope the rest of you go and check it out...

now for an award

I was given this award by Lorraine


1. Post the logo on your Blog
2. Pass it to 12 bloggers that inspire you!
3. Link the bloggers and let them know!!

(In no particular order...Lorraine you inspire me too i can relate to you so much thanks for the award)
1. Katrina
2. Sylvia
3. Nikki
4. Zara
5. Rach
6. Rachel
7. Celia
8. Jangsara
9. Leina
10. Mel
11. Fifi
12. Stephie

Thursday, March 4, 2010

mySkin

Hello beauty bloggers, so lately there’s been a lot of fuss about us and our “cred” shall I say. There was all this talk about how beauty bloggers shouldn’t be considered press and what not. Well ladies and gents, I feel that we are press, everyone is. If you have your own take on something, well why cant it be taken seriously. These so called certified people are regulars like you and I, yes they went to school, but they are judging and reviewing products based on what works for them as well. Well I thought that’s what we were doing???

Anyways enough about that business, there are many sites out there like MakeupAlley and Spektra which I love because you can look up products you have been lemming and find out there reviews from people who have tried them. These sites are very helpful, they help me decide whether or not to purchase an item. Im not saying that just because an item got a low rating on these sites I wont go and purchase them, Im just taking their advice into consideration.

Well there’s a new site now, that well, Im in love with. Its mySkin, this website is a place where it asks you several questions based on your skin, hair, and life to determine what is best suited for you. Your profile shows the products that you are or were using in the past, when it comes to skincare of course. It finds all the ingredients you use on a daily basis and gives you recommendations on what products you should try, and what people like us are loving right now.
You will find the price tags on these items and what they cost you when you use them daily which I find very interesting. Gives me an idea of how much I spend on skin care. Another great thing about mySkin is that there are no advertisements for products that will try to lure you in to buy. I like having the liberty to browse around and search for stuff without having the pressure of a high end brand being at the top of the list because they purchase there spot up there.
They have over 80,000 products listed in their database so even some of that mom and pop shop stuff show up on there. Exciting! There is also a forum so you can connect with others and ask questions about certain items, or anything skin care related.

Well that’s a lot of information for you, isn’t it? Well mySkin is invite only because it hasnt officially launched yet. But the lovely people there provided me with a special code so my readers can go ahead and check it out. Just enter lovelymakeup in the invite code section and whoala!

Let me know what you think about this site!

xoxo
eve

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FOTD: Using Alice in Wonderland Palette

Hey beauties,
i come to you today with a look i did for school yesterday, these pics i took when i got home and was getting ready for bed, hints the spaghetti strap top and messy hair lol






What i used:
  • Eyes: UDPP, Alice In wonderland Palette, MAC e/s in Soft Force, CG lashblast Mascara, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, and i used this shadow from coastal scents palette:

  • Face: Revlon Photoready Foundation, MAC blush in ripe peach, MAC MSF in Soft and gentle?
  • Lips: Viva Gaga, NYX Whipped lipgloss

xoxo
eve

February Favourites!

Last Month i used these items non stop:


  1. Sample size Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Doug- this is such a cute color, i wear it even when i dont wear makeup. The only thing about this is the scent...i asked several of my friends to identify the scent and everyone agreed it smelled like waffles and syrup lol i kind of dont like that.
  2. MAC Lavendar Wind Lipglass- this is such a sheer gloss but if applied over certain lipsticks you can definitely notice the purple in it, its so pretty.
  3. Lancom Definicil High Def Mascara- this is sample that came with some stuff my mom bought and i love it, makes my lashes super thick and thats what i look for in a mascara.
  4. NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha-Love this color, i like using this as a liner on my waterline, or as a base when doing neutrals.
  5. MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach- This is my HG blush, i mean it when i say EVERYONE should have this blush in their collection im not joking, it compliments all skin colors.
  6. Revlon PhotoReady Foundation- this is also my HG foundation, it glides on so easily and it makes my face look wonderful lol if you havent tried it you must.
  7. MAC Crushed Metal Pigments Stack 2- These are gorgeous colors, they are very neutral which i can used with pretty much any shadow i want, i have been reaching for these often.
Well thats it for my favs, what are yours??

xoxo
eve

Monday, February 22, 2010

NOTD: E.L.F Plum

Hey dolls,
sorry the nails look so crappy i did them at work with no nail polish remover to help clean them up.
So i wanted to start off this semester with something dramatic but didnt
want to do black, so i picked up
my elf polish in PLUM which i love
this color is super gorgeous and the quality of the polish is great
just 2 coats


xoxo
eve

Bigelow Chemist Mentha Lip Shine Review

*Update* i know i havent really posted much lately and i apologize i have been super busy with personal issue which i dont care to talk about. But i will resume my EOTD series on thursday, school starts today so im gonna be super busy with that, anyways...

Today i wanted to do a review on this new product i recently have tried out. I purchased it at Bath and Body i think. Its the Bigelow Chemist Mentha Lip shine, on the website it claims:

No. 502 Mentha Lip Shine Peppermint Oil 2% Our mint-infused lip balm provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation. Lips stay moist and protected while peppermint oil gives breath a long-lasting freshness.



This is a 0.5 oz tube with minty freshness which im loving. The packaging is great because its a squeeze tube which i like. As soon as you apply this goodness you can feel the sudden burst of coolness on your lips, and it does freshen your breath, no need for gum lol The mint totally kept my lips nice and cool as well as provide that shine like a lipgloss, it lasted a while but i do have a bad habit of licking and eating my lip glosses off my lips, and im sorry but this stuff tastes good so who wouldn't. The only problem i have with it is the price, i believe its $7 .50 that's a little too much for me, even if it does more than provide shine. But other than that i highly recommend this lipgoss.


Have any of you tried any of the other glosses or this one??

xoxo
eve

Friday, February 19, 2010

Link Love

Rae from theNotice shares her skincare secret to flawless, pore-free skin.

Phyrra gives you an exclusive interview with Fyrinnae Cosmetics in February's Indie Spotlight.

Betty's first video eye tutorial: Dragon Fruit Eye Look is now up at Betty Girl Makeup. It's her first tutorial and she's wicked excited!

Arianne at Glitter Geek is absolutely smitten over her new drugstore superhero -- Aveeno Hand Cream.

Krasey Beauty takes New York Fashion Week by storm, and goes backstage with L.A.M.B, MAC, CND, and MoroccanOil.

Lisa Kate attempts her first Konadicure...please help her!

Jellyminx goes shopping again and again and again and again!!

Sarah at I Heart Cosmetics hunted high and low, and finally managed to purchase the Estee Lauder and Michael Kors Very Hollywood Collection.

Thought you found your HG red lipstick? So did Hell Candy Make Up until she discovered this oh so glamorous lippie!

There be lemmings-a-plenty when Lipglossiping shows off NARS Purple Rain this week!

Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation just so happens to be the answer to Prime Beauty's prayers.

Melovemakeup shows how gorgeous the eyeshadow in the Trucco Angelface Palette is - duochrome heaven!

Say bye bye to dark circles and hello to bright eyes with Liparazzi!

Maggie gets electrified by L'Oreal HiP's Black Shock.

This week on Get Lippie, Louise goes a little bananas at the makers of "Chemical Free" products and hopes she'll be forgiven.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed gets super excited by Chanel's new Fast Track Orient Extreme mini collection!


Interested in joining the Beauty Blog Link Love network? Check out this information page and give us a shout!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Winner is...

And the winner to my Skin Md giveaway is......







~tHiAmErE~


Congrats girl get back to me soon!
Will resume my EOTD series soon, sorry been super busy!
xoxo
eve

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tag

I was tagged by Gorgeous Khristine
and the rules of this tag are:

"Post 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, link back to the person who awarded you and pass along for up to ten people."


  1. My coco. He's such a fun and loving dog...he has character lol no really i should enlist him in doggy olympics, he has a lot of talent.
  2. Blogging. I love coming to work and signing in to my blog and reading about everything you guys/gals have to write about, it keeps me well entertained and knowledgeable too. =]
  3. Bear. He totally makes me laugh with the dumb things he says or how he always shows off to me when he doesnt have to. How he can make me feel beautiful everyday.
  4. My girls. Wow were do i begin, my girls are the most amazing individuals i have ever met. Each one with a totally different personality, seriously i wonder how we stay friends lol but no seriously i love them to death and so grateful to have them in my life...stupid heffers lol
  5. My Fam. We are seriously disfunctional but i wouldnt have it any other way. They make me happy with the dumbest things they say...I love how my mom yells at us everyday lol no seriously...a quiet house is rare and when it does happen it makes me sad...I love having tons of people at my house...makes it feel homey =]
  6. Makeup. Haha you knew that one was coming. Everything about makeup makes me happy. My fam and friends think im nuts for wanting and buying so much, but they know its my passion, my art. Its not just owning it, its creating a beautiful canvas with it.
  7. Traveling. I never travel seriously its rare but i love it. I love adventure the adrenaline i get because im somewhere that isnt familiar to me makes me feel alive...That my friends is happiness.
  8. God. I found myself last year and it was the most amazing thing that ever happen to me. Letting God into my life was the best thing for me. The love i now have could never be replaced. He showed me lots of things...and makes me happy.
  9. Shopping...its my therapy
  10. Going to the beach. The beach is like my oasis its where i let all my fears and anything bother me drift away..it will always be my happy place

SO.. now i will pass the tag to the following beauties:

N1kk1sSecr3t

Msztrin

J-Ezzy

BeautyGirl24

Jo'


Lipstickrules

lowster

Pretty Much Makeup

Too Much Blush

Miss P