Yes, I'm SUPER LATE but would like to share some awesome products. I must warn you - this is LONG.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hr. Eyeshadow
|#999 Eternal Black|
I LOVE these L'Oreal eyeshadows - they're so pigmented and applies beautifully. Due to the pigment, there is "fall out." I suggest to use a shield or loose powder under the eye.
MAC - 2012 Holiday Collection
|Gel Liners - L to R: Little Black Bow and Feminne Edge|
|Color - "Evening Grey"|
|Can you say "WOW!!!"|
|Gel Liner Swatches - Left - Pink Glitter & Middle - Black w/Silver Glitter|
|Extra Dimension Skinfinish|
|Left to Right: 'Superb' and 'Whisper of Gilt'|
|Powder Blush 'Small Vanity'|
|Color is more like a Brown w/a bit of red undertone|
|Swatches L to R: 'Small Vanity'/'Superb'/'Whisper of Gilt'|
I really like the selection MAC had in the Holiday Collection. There were nice sets for makeup, brushes and nails.
The products above are all creamy or have a creamy texture except the blush 'Small Vanity.' The GEL Liners are beautiful, very creamy and has glitter. I like to use Black Bow as a base and L'Oreal Eternal Black over it. My favorite is the Extra Dimension Skinfinish. I knew I wanted this but I thought it was similar to the regular skin finish 'Soft & Gentle', which is my FAVORITE, but I assure you it's not. It works great as a highlighter. Last, the blush 'Small Vanity' reminds me of my favorite blush 'Darkly My Dear' which is my everyday go-to-go blush.
|MAC Brush #138|
My co-workers gave me gift cards from MAC - Holla!!!! I've been wanting this brush for a while. It can be used for contouring or to apply a highlighter. I was a bit surprised the handle is short, but it works for me since I have little hands.
|Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20|
I LOVE this concealer!!!!! I bought NC20 to highlight my t-zone and it works great. I like the fact it has a pump and with only 1 pump on my hand I highlight my t-zone and still have left over. This concealer provides very good coverage (acne, acne scar, dark spots, etc.)
If you experience that you need more than 1 pump try spraying water or Fix+ over your hand/dish/palette (or wherever you apply your makeup) to pick up the remaining and spread evenly. I like to use my beauty blender for this step. *Caution - this is glass so if it falls it will break*
|Pro Eyeliner 'Designer Purple'|
This is a SICK color!!!! It's a Pro color, which means it can only be purchased at a MAC Pro Store and you don't have to be a Pro holder to purchase. You just won't get a discount :( However, I purchased mine at my local MAC store (not MAC in Macy's). I noticed more Pro products are selling at the MAC store.
The liner has purple glitter and it's smudge proof. It works great to cover the lid as a base/eyeshadow and lower lashline.
|The Mailing Box - too cute!!!!|
|Packaging Box - AGAIN 2 Cute!!!|
|Packaging of the Palette|
|BACK - I LOVE this!!! Colors are labeled!!!!|
|Top - L to R: Acidberry & Velocity/Bottom - L to R: 2am & Mochi|
|Loose eyeshadow (Pigment) 'Junebug'|
|L to R: 'Junebug'/2am/Velocity/Mochi/Acidberry|
|L to R: MAC Gel Liner Feminne Edge/ELF Blush 'Fuchsia Fusion'/S.P.C 'Birthday Girl'|
I received a sample loose eyeshadow along with my package called 'Birthday Girl,' which is a beautiful pink with light glitter. I compared it to other items I have above to see if there's a match above.
|NEW Collection - Metallic|
From its NEW collection, I bought 3 lip tars TRIPTYCH (gold), AUTHENTIC (bronzed cooper) and SUPER NSFW (gold laced red). Triptych is not an "everyday" use of color, however, you can mix it with one of your favorite lipstick's to make your color 'pop.' I personally like to use it over a pink color. My favorite color is Authentic.
|Back of Packaging|
|L to R: Authentic, SUPER NSFW & Triptych|
|In addition, i purchased a lip tar apart from the NEW collection. It's such a pretty color especially for winter.|
|color is described as 'BLACKENED RED'|
|I just 'slapped' the color on to show (Yes, it's not neat)|
I read many reviews on this line and mostly everyone had something positive to say especially how 'pigmented' it is especially for being a drug store brand. I finally came across it at my local beauty supply store. The palette retailed at $13.99, which is pricey for a drug store brand. The palette does have fall-outs so I suggest to use a shadow shield or loose powder under the eye. The funny thing is what I like the most of this purchase is the pencil sharpener. OMG - it's my favorite tool! I bought it for my NYX Jumbo pencils but it didn't work yet it works beautifully on all my regular pencils.
Eye Boutique Shadow Shield
This is a great tool to have whether you are or not a makeup artist. You apply a shield under an eye before applying your eyeshadow(s) and it catches all the fall out without making a mess. Great to use when applying glitter! There are 14 shields so you get to use it 7x's (when using both eyes). I purchased this at Rite Aid for $5.95.
|Sally Hasen Nail Polish - L to R - #330 'Pedal to the Metal' & #350 'Gray by Gray'|
|The brush is very wide compared to other nail polishes|
|Zoya ' Ziv'|
I LOVE this necklace. I purchased it at TJMax for $20.00. I paired it up with the earrings - great match?!
|I LOVE my bracelet|
|Silver Bow Necklace - so bling bling and pretty|
Hair Tools - this was my X-mas gifts to myself -
|Royale Flat Iron|
|1 and 1/2 inch plate (great for thick hair like mine)|
|Sultra Hair Dryer|
|Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum|
Mia2™ Skin Cleansing System
|Brush in the case|
|I got it in Pink|
You can use any cleanser of your choice that doesn't have any pebbles. Remember, the brush works as an exfoliater. Its said you can use everyday, but I use mine during the end of the week Fri thru Sunday.
LUSH - Mask of Magnaminty
I bought this mask trying to save money from buying the Clarisonic system. I LOVE this product! I use it daily Mon-Thurs and it makes my skin feel SO SOFT. I like to use it on my face, neck and back. It can be purchased at any LUSH store and it retails for $24.95 (Large). To read more about this amazing product, read below:
You immediately can feel the mint. The downsize is the black pebbles will be all over your bath tub.
**I was given a sample of Sea Salt - AWESOME!**
Now that I'm in my 30's, I have to take better care of my skin more than ever. Unfortunately, I'm dealing with so many problems like acne, acne scars, rosacea (redness) and Psoriasis (early stage). At first, I thought I was getting all this due to wearing makeup or not washing my face enough or with the right products. The sad part is even with what I was referred by the doctors don't even work. However, with good products it sure does reduces all my flaws.