Jan 29, 2009

Good drugstore concealer!

Who would have thought that Physicians formula concealer would be so good? A few weeks ago I was so fed-up with my concealer creasing on me and smearing away all day so I ran to CVS to find me something better and I saw Physicians Formula. I know a few people that have tried PF's products and don't care for them. But something told me to try this concealer, once I did I never looked back. I used to buy the cheap ones from NYC or even Maybelline, but why on earth would I pay $6 for Maybelline concealer if they don't even work! BTW, I hate Maybelline concealer, bleh... But I will pay $7 for PF's concealer because it's wonderful!
You can find PF at CVS, Walgreens, Wal-mart, ULTA, and Target. I'm telling you, it is good stuff!

Physicians Formula Gentle cover Concealer in Yellow

Gentle Cover® Concealer Stick
Non-drying concealing stick. Provides smooth, easy application. Yellow hides blemishes, under-eye circles and other minor skin imperfections. Green hides red blemishes and scars. Flesh tone shades cover any minor skin imperfections.Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic. Recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

My thoughts on eye and face primers!

In my opinion
Eyelid E/S Bases, Primers

Ever since the first yt video that I saw I've been embracing my weird shaped bottle of UDPP. The texture is creamy yet light and the cool thing about it is that it keeps your e/s looking fresh and vibrant, not to mention is steers the creasing away. Other than sticking to just this one, I decided to venture off to try to find another that was just as good. The Too Faced shadow insurance seemed to do just as good as a job. MAC eyelid primer was a good one as well. Yah, those are great, considering the price:

Too Faced shadow insurance $17

MAC primer $16

UDPP $17

What I'm getting at here is that bases work wonders but is it nessesary to spend all that money? Some might say 'YES!' because price comes with quality. So, Yay to 'Too Faced', 'MAC', and 'UDPP' for designing such wonderful products.
Now I turn to the drugstore world.
Hey they deserve recognition for their products too! Let me introduce you to Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy Eye Primer.(right below the UDPP)


Sally Hansen Eyelid Primer

This e/s base is creamy, light, and is a perfect dupe for UDPP. Hey it even smells just like UDPP. The texture is exactly the same as the UDPP, and it is just awesome. I got this one for $8 at CVS. Try it because you wont be disappointed. My long time passion is for finding makeup or exact dupes of the expensive stuff. So check it out, you can visit the Sally Hansen website or visit a local store that carries it.

Face Foundation Primers

The good thing about face primer is that they are mostly clear gel-like lotions that prime the face before you apply foundie. After applying, wait to dry and apply foundation. The result, your face is this smooth canvas for foundation, it looks smooth and the makeup is not soaked into your pores, so the color payoff is great, the color stays true and lasts all day. MAC offers a primer but after much research have found that people don't like it.
At first I thought that just regular face moisturizer could do the trick, but after trying a few primers, I think I finally found one that I just can't live without....

LORAC aquaPrime Makeup Primer

Love this stuff! What I like about making this primer search so easy was that the wonderful staff at Sephora was nice enough to put in their 2 about which primers were good and which were bad. All in all, they suggested a few but raved over this one, and it won my heart <3

To check out all the face primers that Sephora offers click here

I hope everyone is having a great day, weekend is coming up, yay!

Jan 28, 2009

My love for Thom Fleming body scrub!

If you want a body scrub that leaves your skin feeling soft, bright, squeaky clean, semi-moisturized, then this is the scrub you need. Never does this scrub leave your skin feeling way too oily (like other body scrubs). I bought mine at TJ Maxx for $9.99 and fell in love with it. By the time I went back to purchase more none were in sight. Because TJ Maxx is a closeout store, no telling when they may get more in stock :( So, for the moment I am sad...But if I want I could go directly to the website at http://www.thomflemingskincare.com/ and purchase some there, Not sure if I want to though since this scrub is a whopping $28...yikes! So, long story short, I may just wait it out for TJ Maxx to pull more in in their stock. I better go like every week :)

What is your favorite body scrub? I would like to know so if it is good I might be missing out!

Jan 26, 2009

Hello Kitty by MAC preview!

Cute Ster Sheer peachy pink with pearl
Big Bow Sheer brighti ntense blue pink
Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
Fashion Mews Sheer pale lavender
Most Popular Sheer deep berry

Sweet Strawberry Sheer berry with blue pearl
Mimmy Light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl
Nice To Be Nice Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
Nice Kitty Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
She Loves Candy Pale blue pink with gold pearl
Fast Friends Sheer bright intense purple with pearl

Tinted Lip Conditioner
Popster Lively coral pink
Pink Fish Soft neutral pink

Eyeshadow Quad:
Lucky Tom ($38.00)
Stylin Midtone violet blue with multi-dimensional pearl
Lucky Tom Dark charcoal brown with gold pearl
Creme Royale Yellow wheast gold
Pardisco Soft bright pinky coral with golden shimmer

Eyeshadow Quad:
Too Dolly
Too Dolly Frosty midtone mint
Stately Black Rich blue with silver sparkle
Yogurt Soft pale pink
Romping Rich magenta with pink pearl

Glitter Eye Liner
Her Glitz Blackened gold with multi-dimensional glitter
Glitterpuss Orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
Kitty Power Pink with with multi-dimensional glitter
Girl Groove Clear/white teal reflects and with multi-dimensional glitter

Milk Frosty pale silvery pink
Reflects Glitter
Reflects Blue Sparkling blue
Reflects Very Pink Sparkling fuchsia pink

Nail Lacquer
Something About Pink Blue pink fuchsia
On the Prowl Light creamy grey
Vestral White Creamy white
Plush Lash
Plushblack Black

Beauty Powder Blush
Fun & Games Soft orange peach
Tippy Midtone blue pink

Beauty Powder
Tahitian Sand Soft coral peach
Pretty Baby Soft sunny pink with gold

Hello Kitty Tote ($45.00)
Hello Kitty Petite Makeup Bag ($22.00)
Hello Kitty Makeup Bag ($35.00)
Hello Kitty Soft Vanity Case ($55.00)
Hello Kitty Purse Mirror ($22.00)
Hello Kitty Brush Collection ($49.50)
Hello Kitty Mirrored Key Clip ($16.00)
Hello Kitty Beaded Bracelet ($34.00)
Hello Kitty Plush Doll ($42.00)

Available: February 12, 2009 in North America...Yay!!
So, what do you plan on getting? Honestly, I want to buy everything but as expensive as it will be, I just can't, God will punish me forever! So, I'm putting aside $100 to spend on whatever I think I want that day it comes out and I won't spend no more than that. lol!

Jan 19, 2009

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatches

I'm a little late doing this, but hopefully this is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions! :)