Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Revlon Kissable Balm Stain Review and EOTD

Hey guys! Today I did a rather basic, neutral pin up look with some fake lashes. I'm not too big into wearing falsies, but I thought I'd go for something super glamorous today.

My hair is always such a mess xD
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion - Original
  • Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Vintage Lace
  • Maybelline Eyeshadow in Made For Mocha
  • Illamasqua Eyeshadow in Sex
  • Physician's Formula Lash Boosting Liquid Eyeliner in Ultra Black
  • Rimmel Kohl Pencil in Pure White
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara
  • ELF Lash Exact Mascara
  • Random no-name lashes
  • Maybelline Eyeshadow in Made For Mocha
  • Ardell Clear Brow Gel
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling
Today I didn't applying foundation, concealer, blush, or anything else. I'm not planning on going anywhere, so I didn't feel like bothering. Plus I'm running out of foundation! Oh no!!!

 Anyways, speaking of Revlon, I managed to pick up some of their new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains yesterday. Anyone remember their Just Bitten Lip Stains? The ones with the marker tip and balm on the other end? I do, and I do NOT have fond memories of them! I tried two different ones, and both of them were ridiculously patchy, drying, and just all around horrible. After that, I was skeptical on Revlon lip products, especially anything with the word 'stain' in it. But I bit the bullet on this one, it looked too promising not to try at least once. I have one already in Honey (not pictured today) and I loved it! They're not drying, easy to apply, and they really do have the staying power of a stain! My local CVS is having an amazing deal on them, so I grabbed up 4 more of them. 

I love these guys. I've never owned one of the Clinic Chubby Sticks, but if I had to guess, I'd stay these are a great dupe for a much more reasonable price. I can apply these once, and my lips will retain the color pretty much through the day! Eating and drinking with these is no problem. If anything, I might have to re-apply once in the middle of my day just to freshen up color. These are also great to layer with any lip glosses!

Left to right: Romantic, Smitten, Sweetheart, and Darling

I was most excited for Darling, however, it seems to be the least pigmented of the ones I grabbed. This is a little disappointing, but at the same time, makes it a lavender color that is not over powering if you're a little shy of color. Sweetheart and Smitten are very similar looking in the swatch, but sweetheart is a tad more 'neon', without being a true neon. You don't have to worry about being scared to apply this if you're not ready for a bright lip yet!

Overall, I'm extremely happy with these lip balm stains. I can definitely say I will always have at least one with me in my purse!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

ELF Haul!

Hey everyone! Today I have a small ELF haul for you! My lovely mother managed to score an AWESOME coupon, which was worth $30 of Studio or Mineral cosmetics from eyeslipsface.com, and all I had to pay was shipping! What a deal! 

I've purchased a few ELF things in the past, but I'm not huge into the brand, not a lot of stores around here carry them, so I don't see them often around here. ELF is known for being insanely affordable, (I'd stay so with a massive $1 line!), and having great quality staple products. So without further hesitation, lets get on to the products I bought!

Lip Lock Pencil in Clear
A few brands such as Too Faced and Urban Decay have clear lip liner pencils, which are insanely universal, seeing as you can wear them with any color! I'm not huge on lip products, especially not lipsticks yet, but I'm dying to try some OCC Lip Tars, and having one universal lip liner for everything seems like a major score!

Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint in Rose

Basically a tinted lip balm, I love the color, and the added SPF!

Glossy Gloss in Sweet Salmon
Sweet Salmon over Rose Lip Tint
Cream Blush in Seductress

This pot of blush is MASSIVE. I'm not huge on cream blushes yet either, but I love the feel of this one. When blending it out, it almost turns into a powdery texture and can be sheered down or built up as much as you'd like.

Exact Lash Mascara in Black
This little guy is meant to be used to lower lashes. It's quite a good formula, my lower lashes are almost as massive as my upper lashes, so they don't really need it, but I've found that this definitely defines and lengthens them nicely. Also, it hasn't smudged under my eyes!

Smudge Brush
Studio Eyeshadows


                                                                   Mystic Moss, Saddle, Pebble
Eyeshadow Transformer Palette
Swatched over Physicians Formula Black Gel Liner

This was the one I was MOST excited about! It's called the Eyeshadow Transformer palette. Basically, it's a set of sheer, pearly eyeshadows, that you can use to layer on top of other eyeshadows to create a totally new look! The blue and pink ones are my favorite at the moment. I have yet to use this in a look, but I can't wait to! They hardly show up on their own, but popped ontop of another color, (especially a dark color like black) they shine!

That's all for now! So far I've been impressed with the quality and affordability of the ELF range! What's your favorite ELF product?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Organizing the Stash

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share this awesome organization thing I found at Office Max this past week. Personally, I love office supply stores, I don't know why, just always have! I can't say I'm the most organized person in the world (more like the opposite) but I love finding things that can help organize me. Especially my main culprit, the massive makeup stash.

As soon as I walked by this guy, I knew it was meant to be. So I picked one up. This blue on holds all of the Concrete Minerals I own, and I still have a drawer and a half empty for more!

It has bars so the drawers don't fall out the sides or the back, they'll only pull out the front, like they're supposed to!

I'd say it's approximately 12in x 12in x 12in cube. It's made of plastic, and kind of flimsy, but all I need it to do is hold my eyeshadow and keep it organized. So it works for me in that aspect. The drawers can be a little finicky, but once again, they were only $10 a piece. 

After I picked up the blue, I went back and grabbed the pink one. (Only two colors they had) and I'm not housing all of my loose/single eyeshadows in it. The top holds single eyeshadows, the second holds single shadows, and cream shadows, the third hold pigments and loose eyeshadows, and the bottom drawer holds all my glitters!


Each drawer also pulls completely out, which is nice so that you don't have to dig around in it for things. You can just pull out the whole drawer, use what you need inside, then stick it right back in.
Between both of these, they hold ALL of my eyeshadows and glitters. All of the single ones anyways. I didn't include my palettes, trios, or anything like that. Although I'd love to get another one for eyeliners,  products, small palettes and trios. But before this my singles were just taking up tons of space on my desk, and had even spilled over onto the top of my printer! Yikes! Maybe not a permanent solution, but it's a good step in the right direction!