Sunday, March 28, 2010

Love of the week: Pink Soap Artist Brush Cleaner

I love makeup, but I hate washing my brushes!! Especially my foundation and gel liner brushes. I heard about Pink Soap Artist Brush Cleaner on youtube and I thought I would give it a try. I bought it for $8ish from Micheals.

How to use it?
Work a little Pink Soap into the bristles of the brush, and rinse. Repeat this until the soap stays pink. You can then be sure that your brush is clean and safe to put away.

Verdict? A+
My brushes has never felt so soft!!! And I have never seen my MAC brush bristles look so white. I am hooked and I highly recommend this product.

Remember Michaels frequently has a 40% off coupon.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Warm shimmery neutral - soft cut crease

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Painterly, MAC Vanilla (eyeshadow, not pigment) as a wash over it
  • Lid: MAC Naked Lunch, with Stila Sun to give it some warmth
  • Crease: MAC Follie (used to create the soft cut crease)
  • Blend out the crease: MAC A little follie and Cork
  • Above the crease: MAC Brown Script
  • Highlight: MAC Vanilla eyeshadow
  • Upper lash line and waterline: black kohl, with some liquid e/l on the upper to intensify the look
  • Lower lash line: MAC Embark below waterline to create a smudgy sultry-ish look

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My birthday EOTD - metallic smokeyness :):)

Here is the look that I wore on my birthday...

Items used:
  • base: NYX pots n pans
  • lid/crease: MAC charred
  • crease: MAC electra
  • layer lid with MAC Bronze
  • Middld of lid: MAC woodwinked
  • inner v: MAC Goldmine
  • outer V - layers of MAC carbon
  • loads of mascara and black kohl
Cheek: contoured with NARS Sin, Blush: MAC Tippy; highlighted with Jemma Kidd's Rose gold

Lips: lipliner: MAC Subculture, lipstick - MAC Brave new bronze, lipgloss- MAC Ample Pink

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

EOTD: Spring is here!!

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Lid: Sally Girl Mauve
  • Inner V: Sally Girl Beige
  • Crease: Ben Nye Raisin
  • Waterline and upper lashline: MAC Blacktrack gel liner
  • Set with NYX Black eyeshadow

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hair products that I am loving at the moment...

Here are the hair products that are working really well for me after numerous trials and errors.
I have 3B type curly but really frizzy hair, that I like wearing straight or in loose soft curls

1. Shampoo and Conditioner: John Frieda Straight Ahead
2. Deep conditioner: Joico K-Pak reconstructor
3. Heat protector: Tresseme thermal creations heat tamer spray
4. Curl enhancer (
when I wear it curly): Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel.
5. Hair smoother (when I wear it straight): Tresseme no-frizz ultra light shine spray before I use a flat iron, and I finish with Ojon Shine & Protect Glossing Mist
6. Hair spray: still looking for one that I will love...any suggestions?

7. Flat iron: Solia Ceramic Iron
8. Curling irons: Hot Tools 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"

What are your favorite hair products? I would love to hear...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Review: Prestige My Longest Lashes Mascara

I love the Bare Escentuals Buxom mascara, and was looking for a drugstore equivalent. The brush of the Prestige My Longest Lashes mascara looks a bit similar, though not as big. It's perfect for creating natural long lashes...see below

mascara vs. no mascara

What do you think?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rediscover your stash: LORAC Croc Palette

I am trying to reuse as much as of stash as possible instead of buying new products - thus the "rediscover your stash" series. The goal is to decide if I should keep or toss the product.

Today, this post features the LORAC Croc palette.

Here is the look:

Keep or toss?