Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Review: L'oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

I have tried this mascara before and was never impressed. I thought it was too goopy and too much product was transferred from the brush to my lashes resulting in clumpy lashes. But I decided to give it another try after hearing so much about it and I LOVE it! I was using YSL Faux Cils before and in my opinion they are pretty similar. Faux Cils has a drier formula, which I prefer, but not as plump of a brush. When you compare the prices the L'oreal one obviously wins. I paid $5 for mine on sale at Walgreens but it usually runs around $8. YSL Faux Cils is around $30 give or take a few bucks. The lasting power of the Carbon Black mascara is impressive. It hold a curl very nicely and doesn't rub off below my eyes. I recommend this product! Definitely one of the better drug store mascaras out there. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Golden Globes

I unfortunately was unable to watch the Globes but I had catch up on all the glitz and glam! I am in love with Sandra Bullocks look. I think the blunt straight across bangs really compliment her. The hairstyle, in my opinion, is very fierce and young. 

As far as dresses go I love Carrie Underwood's. Its silhouette is so simple but so glamorous with the sparkle.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Haul: Birthday and Christmas

This is a such an overdue post but I figured some might be interested in what beauty products I received over the winter holidays. My birthday was a little over a week before Christmas so I combined both wish lists together. Listed in no particular order:

 Sigma Brushes

Perfumes: Coach Poppy, Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers, and Philosophy Amazing Grace

Clinique Lip Gloss Set 

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Fawn 

OPI Burlesque gift set in Rising Star and Bring on the Bling 

 Coach Lipgloss in Orchid 

MAC Eyeshadow Palette in Dashing Lassies 

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot 

MAC Lipstick/Lipgloss Set in Viva V

Philosophy Snow Angel Gift Set 
(the body wash is in my shower) 

Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection Palette

I hope you enjoyed this post. Separate posts with swatches and descriptions to come :) 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Philosophy's Amazing Grace Perfume

I'm sure many people have smelled this scent before but this is my new favorite perfume ever! Philosophy always has really "gentle" and light scents in my opinion. I don't know if you can refer to a scent as gentle but they are light and not too strong. Amazing Grace is just that, it doesn't smell like you're wearing perfume it just smells fresh and clean. It reminds me of a really nice smelling shampoo. Yes, I realize my description of scents aren't the most descriptive in terms of the actual notes but theses are things that come to my mind when smelling it. I recommend this scent to anyone who is looking for an everyday, light scent that isn't too strong. If you've never smelled it, it's one of those scents you must smell. Try it on too because from personal experience, it smelled different in the bottle than it did on my skin.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Resolution!

Happy New Year to you!! So I know I have been doing some major slacking on keeping new posts coming but that is part of my new years resolution. I hope to write more and update more even if it's small. I am busy with school but being a second semester senior I will hopefully have more time. Now onto some of my other resolutions....
1. Get in shape for MEXICO!!!!
2. Spend my money more wisely.
3. Buy only makeup I really need

What are your resolutions?