Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Cosmetics Wholesale Haul

 Hi everyone! I placed my first order a week ago at All Cosmetics Wholesale and it arrived today; it was quite fast, especially given It's the holiday season. They offered free shipping on orders over $50 which was a nice bonus on top of the great prices. I had heard good and bad things about ACW but I'm happy to report my experience went great. Everything I ordered arrived and intact, phewf! As you can see I ordered all Estee Lauder (they carry discontinued items I was so glad to see they had).
Quad in Smoky Pink, single in Polished Platinum, and duo in Mocha.

L/s in Spanish Red.

Jewel Powder.

 Have you ever ordered from ACW? What was your experience? 
Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dry Winter Skin

Normally I have dry skin, but during Fall/Winter my skin gets wicked dry. Here are the products I'm currently using to combat my epidemic.

                           1- I use Cold Cream and tissue to remove all my makeup. This gets off everything without having to tug on the skin.

2- I remove all the Cold Cream with Avalon Organics Vitamin C cleanser in conjunction with a facial brush. This not only cleanses well and gently, it leaves my skin radiant.

3- I spray this hydrating toner on my face and wait 5 minutes for it to completely absorb. Unfortunately Burt's Bees thought it was genius to discontinue this after it was my HG for 2 years. If anybody could recommend me one that's similar I'd really appreciate it.

4- I alternate between these two moisturizers depending on how dry my skin is that day. Mychelle when my skin is dry and Burt's when my skin is DRY. Both are very moisturizing, get rid of dry patches, and leave my skin plump and dewy. 

5- Nothing beats my dry skin up like Nivea Creme. I normally stick to natural body creams and lotions, even Argan oil, but I can't find anything moisturizing enough. This is the only thing that does it for me.

6- Moisturizing the skin from the inside out is a must. If I stop taking my Flaxseed Oil and drink less water, no amount of heavy cream can help save me.

Hope this helps and thanks for reading!


Photos from google

My Wishlist

 Hi everyone! Here are some products I'm currently lemming!

  Naked 2- I didn't want it at first cause I thought it was too similar to Naked but after all the swatches I've been seeing lately I want it and I want it bad.

Bobbi Brown Red- Bobbi makes great reds; already have Hollywood Red and Old Hollywood and really enjoy both. I also wanted Brick Red at first till I saw it in person and it was too brown for me, I prefer bright reds so lemming killed.

Estee Lauder Red Velvet- I NEED this in my life, NEED. It's bright, matte, and the packaging is gorgeous!

Estee Lauder Shadows- I already have a few but I need more. If you've never felt up an Estee Lauder e/s before I highly suggest you do. The texture and pigmentation is absolutely divine. EL shadows are so underrated IMO. 

Tom Ford Scarlett Rouge- I need this luxe lipstick to carry around in the lipstick case I keep in my purse, plain and simple. I need it with me at all times in case I get the sudden urge to give it a hug.

And that's it! What items are on your Wishlist? Thanks for reading!



Photos courtesy of google

Monday, December 5, 2011

Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick- Parisian Red

Hi everyone! Parisian Red is a bright pinky red that only looks gorgeous on this lip but It's also very moisturizing and literally glides on like buttah.This has been my latest obsession, seriously. Where has it been all my life? Coverage is sheer-full; one swipe for sheer and a 2nd for full. Love.

Ingredients are:

BRIGHT flash.

No flash.
Look at all that moisture! I die! I know the Revlon Lip Butters are all the rave at the moment, but Clinique's butters are worth checking out as well. Thanks for reading!



Thursday, November 17, 2011

FOTD-NARS Exhibit A and Illamasqua Intense

Hi everyone! I loved my makeup today, Exhibit A is the most genius blush.


Alba Botanica SPF 45
Clinique Superbalanced
CHANEL Poudre Universelle Compact
NARS Exhibit A


Illamasqua Intense used as liner (water and 210 brush)
MAC Fascinating 
Buxom mascara
Black mineral e/s on brows


Illamasqua Tramp 
Illamasqua Box

Thanks for reading!



Monday, November 14, 2011

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow- Intense

Intense is a dark, vibrant, matte teal with amazing color payoff that's sure to make any eye color pop. This shade is very unique, never seen anything quite like it and I don't own anything similar. Not only is it a beautiful shadow, it's an even better liner. 
 It's totally out of my comfort zone but Sephora's description of a dark teal made me curios and I'm glad I picked it up.

Thanks for reading!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow- Feline

Hi everyone! Sephora describes Feline ($20 for 0.07oz) as a light matte grey but I found it to be a liiiiittle more towards medium so I'm going to describe it as such. A lovely medium grey with very good pigmentation. Great crease color; I like to pair it with MAC Vanilla e/s on the lid and brow bone. If you have a fancy for mattes Illamasqua makes great mattes, I recommend you check them out if you haven't already done so.

Thanks for reading!



PS...I keep trying to make my font bigger but once I hit publish blogger changes it back to its default font. :/ Sorry if it's too small!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NOTD- OPI Hawaiian Orchid

Hi everyone! Hawaiian Orchid is a sheer-full coverage nude pink with violet shimmer. Usually I like wearing this sheer cause I love the look of natural but polished (pun intended) nails but did 3 coats instead of just one--I was feeling a bit wild. ;P

Thanks for reading! 



Monday, October 31, 2011

My top ten favorite MAC shadows

Hi everyone! I love, love, love MAC's neutral shadows. I like my looks simple, do not like wearing a ton of different shadows just not my thing, 3-4 max (4th one being a black shadow to line my eyes so that might not count). What I love about MAC is that their neutrals are great for the fuss free looks I like so much, especially with their great duochromes.
My top ten are:

1) Patina- Antique gold with pink duochrome
2) Vex- Light greyish beige with pink duochrome
3) Vapour- Light pink with blue and violet duochrome
4) Ricepaper- Light golden champagne
5) Crystal Avalanche- Shimmery pure white
6) Brule- Nude (satin finish)
7) Soba- Golden brown with pink shimmer
8) Retrospeck- Champagne with silver microglitter
9) Naked Lunch- Light neutral shimmery pink
10) All that glitters- Shimmery peachy pink

Same order as above

Thanks for reading!



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow-Pale Rose

Pale Rose is the palest pink with just a hint of pink opal. To die for! I have a soft spot for pink shadows, they are timeless and ever so feminine.
 Formula is pigmented, soft, and blends effortlessly. I don't even have to think about whether or not this is going to look great, last long, or blend well, Burberry did all the work for me and made their shadows fool-proof. They are highest of quality and worth every penny IMO.




 CHANEL does taupe like nobody's business. Their taupes aren't just basic, they are sexy, sensual, luxe, and far from boring or basic. Safari is no exception. The perfect color whether it's for a daytime or a night out on the town without having to do too much effort.

Thanks for reading!




Enigma is a total Fall quad consisting of a light shimmery pink (CHANEL loves pink), dark khaki with micro glitter, dark gunmetal grey with micro glitter, and a dark purple with micro glitter. Everything needed to create a bold and sexy smokey eye. I like ti wear it over Urban Decay Primer Potion, I find the wetness of it makes the shadow pop more and the shimmer/glitter more intense. Also, patting it in and then blending works best. 
   I am a sucker for micro glitter so I said "I'll take it" so the SA the moment I saw it without even swatching it first. Sometimes, I just get too excited.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Elizabeth Arden Shimmer Powder

Elizabeth Arden is a brand I don't hear too much about, well, anything actually. Which is a shame because they have some great products. Especially this pigmented pale pink highlighter with gold shimmer and silver micro glitter.

To die for.