Saturday, June 4, 2011

e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul #1 (Essential Edition)

Hey Loves!! I received my elf package yesterday and I'm super excited to make swatches of everything.  Everything that's a part of e.l.f's essential line is only $1.  YES, ONLY $1!!!!  I've tried a few of the essential products before and decided to try a few others.  Included in my e.l.f. haul are eyeshadow quads, lipsticks, lipgloss, waterproof eyeliner pens, shimmer pencils, and an all over color stick! S.N. kinda rushed and did these swatches, so they may be a little messy lol! I used the 10 free essentials coupon code and got a total of 30 items.  My total came to $26.95 including shipping.

Of course everyone who orders from e.l.f. must have their signature "free gift", the Drama quad.  These quads are very pigmented and come in beautiful combinations of different colors.  Paired with eyeshadow primer, these eyeshadow can last throughout the day and look great!
Day 2 Night
Nouveau Neutrals
Nymph Dreams

I read the reviews on the Essential Lipsticks and had to give them a try.  These lipsticks come in great colors and are very moisturizing and for only $1, they are worth a try.
From Left to Right: Flirtatious, Fantasy, Nostalgic, Captivating, Classy, Charming, Seductive

I bought the All Over Color stick in toasted because I loved the Pink Lemonade color I have already.  Toasted can be used as a bronzer or blush depending on your skin tone.

I recently reviewed a blog that displayed swatches of the Shimmer Pencils and bought them in every color.  They are extremely pigmented and come with their own sharpener!!

Lipgloss was at the top of my list! The colors are so beautiful and they smell amazing!! I just couldn't pass these up!  The pictures on the website do them no justice because I was amazed when I opened my package.

Last, but not least, are the Waterproof Eyeliner Pens.  I bought two from target and fell in LOVE with them! If you have trouble applying liquid eyeliner, try eyeliner pens! They're less messy and easy to apply.

Monday, May 30, 2011

NYX Round Lipstick Haul #1

I'm doing a blog on 9 NYX Round Lipsticks I have so far! 6 of them I purchased online from eBay and the other 3 were purchased from ULTANYX Cosmetics have their online site where you can purchase their products, but why purchase from them when you can get great deals at other sites such as eBay, Cherry Culture, or Beauty Joint.  Even  ULTA has great deals on NYX Cosmetics such as their infamous "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" deal.  eBay offers the lipsticks at the cheapest price, so that's the best place to purchase your round lipsticks if you're trying to build up your lipstick collection without breaking the bank.  These lipsticks are great for everyday use and come in 144 different shades!! They offer a beautiful velvet texture, great color, and long-lasting.  I purchased my 6 lipsticks during a bidding and my GRAND TOTAL came to: $11.10!!!  Here's the 9 NYX Round Lipsticks I own so far.  I'm really into the shades of pinks, nudes, and browns :-)  

From Left to Right: Top Row: Uranus, Hades, Thalia, Orion, Narcissus
                                    Bottom Row:Zeus, Frappucino, Tea, B52

From Left to Right: Top Row: Uranus, Hades, Thalia, Orion
                                                         Bottom Row:Narcissus, Zeus, Frappucino, Tea, B52

These colors, among many of the other lipstick colors available, look great on everyone.  Narcissus looks pretty light for someone with my skin tone, but it's actually one of my favorites!! I can't wait to purchase more colors!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Post!!

So this is my first blog and I'm super excited about sharing my makeup tips and product reviews.  Women are always looking for the next best idea to use in order to enhance their natural beauty! I look forward to sharing my tips and opinions, as well as learning from others.  My product reviews will focus on both high-end brand as well as inexpensive store brands.  Who said you can't look fabulous without spending tons of money on cosmetic products?! My blog will hopefully be informative to many and encourage them to let their beauty radiate by using their faces as canvas to create their own work of art! I will also post different looks and lists the products I used to create each look. Please look forward to my future blogs and if any of you have tips or comments for me, please feel free to share!! ENJOY!!