Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Playlist- Guilty Pleasures

Potential Breakup Song- Aly and AJ
My Happy Ending- Avril Lavigne
Born To Make You Happy- Britney Spears
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
Want U Back- Cher Lloyd
What A Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera
All the Way Up- Emily Osment
Let's Do This- Hannah Montana (I know...)
Crazy Kids- Kesha
The Time Of Our Lives- Miley Cyrus
I Don't Miss You At All- Selena Gomez
Geo Ul La- 4 Minute

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

Since I'll be in France when this goes up, a peek inside my travel makeup bag seems perfect.

This is my makeup bag. I bought it for about six dollars at Forever 21. I like it because the stripes are cute and the bag is quite roomy. It's also just about waterproof.

This is what I use to carry my brushes. It came with my Alicia Silverstone for EcoTools set, and it's just the right size to hold all of my brushes and it still fits in my travel makeup bag.

These are my face brushes- two from the Alicia Silverstone collection, my ELF Blush Brush and my ELF Flat Top Powder Brush. Call me silly, but I take my most inexpensive brushes on vacation in case I lose them or something. This applies to makeup too, you won't be seeing a lot of high end.

These are my eye brushes, one from EcoTools, my ELF C-Brush, and my Sigma Small Tapered Blending Brush.

As far as random tools, I have my Revlon Eyelash Curler, my Revlon Tweezers, a little Ulta mirror, and my Essence Eye Pencil Sharpener (not in the picture).

I brought three lip balms, my Nivea Lip Butter, my Burt's Bees Rejuvenating, and my EOS Pomegranate Rasberry "egg". I can't be the only one who calls these eggs, right?

For lip products I have my Baby Lips Electro in Pink Shock, my Rimmel Nude Delight Lipstick, the NYX Lipgloss in Beige, the Essence Lipgloss in Bubble Babe, and the Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ruby Twist (not in the picture).

 For eyeshadow I have my Naked Basics Palette, my NYX Love in Paris Palette (too appropriate :D), and my Ulta eyeshadow in Calla Lily.

As far as face products go, there's my Covergirl Eye Concealer, my Benefit Boi-Ing, my Rimmel Stay Matte, and the Maybelline Dream BB Cream.

 For blush I've the ELF Blush in Pink Passion and my NYX Blush in Pinched.

And finally there's miscellaneous eye products. On the list are my Maybelline Rocket Waterproof, my ELF Mineral Mascara, the NYX and Essence Eyeshadow bases, four Rimmel eyeliners in black, blue, purple, and white. Last, my Maybelline ExpertWear eyeliner in Dark Brown.

Whew! What a long post! Hope you're having a good summer! I'm sure I'm enjoying my trip ;)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Playlist- Favorites

What the Hell- Avril Lavigne
Come Along- Vicci Martinez
You Oughta Know- Alanis Morissette
Everything At Once- Lenka
Highway to Hell- AC/DC
Fairweather Friend- Vanessa Carlton
Under Pressure- Queen
Halcyon- Ellie Goulding
The Great Divide- Emmy Rossum
Empty Handed- Michelle Branch
Not Alone- Sara Bareilles
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again- Phantom of the Opera
Paper Doll- Cherri Bomb

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Playlist- Road Trip

The songs that always make me think of traveling the country ;)

Ghost Riders (In The Sky)- The Outlaws
Big Sur- Alanis Morrisette
Breathe- Michelle Branch
Pioneer- The Band Perry
Love Will Tell Us Where To Go- Bridgit Mendler
Get Outta This Town- Carrie Underwood
Airstream Song- Miranda Lambert
Miles- Christina Perri
Lubbock or Leave It- The Dixie Chicks
The Sweet Escape- Gwen Stefani
My House- Kacey Musgraves
Every Time You Go- Ellie Goulding
Diet Mountain Dew- Lana Del Rey
Dear California- Vanessa Carlton

Saturday, July 20, 2013

France #1

      Hey! So... this is a scheduled post, that I'm setting to go up on the 20th. Why the scheduled post? I'm off to France! We have a nonstop flight to Charles de Gaulle on the 19th. I'll be in France for two weeks, exploring the countryside, laying by the pool, seeing touristy things, and shopping in Paris. I've never been to Paris, so it's pretty exciting for me. The best part? My birthday is during vacation! Squee! Just a heads up that things will be slow. Yeah. I'm smiling just writing this :D

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Top Ten Summer Nail Polishes

*Please excuse the condition of my nails. I seriously need a manicure*

Left thumb- Sephora by OPI Domestic Goddess. A grapey purple color that at first seems a jelly but covers in two coats. Perfect formula. If you like it, pick it up now, as the line is discontinued.

Left index- L'Oreal Berry Jealous. An actual jelly that works with two coats or three, lovely formula that is prone to tip wear, unfortunately. Such a fun color that I don't care.

Left middle- Nicole by OPI Diva Into the Pool. A blue metallic shade that screams summer, it glows in the sunlight. Opaque with three coats.

Left ring- China Glaze Pink-ie Promise. I love the color, a soft purpley pink with shimmer. The downside to this polish is it bubbles like a mofo. I don't tend to have trouble with bubbling (although there seems quite a few in this photo) but this one is ridiculous. Maybe it just needs a more careful hand?

Left pinkie- Wet n Wild Sunny Side Up. I haven't explored much of Wet n Wild's nail line, but this shade was calling my name, and with the Walgreens 69 cent sale, who could resist? I'm glad I purchased it, the formula is lovely and it's such a happy color without being obnoxious.

Right thumb- Sally Hansen Green With Envy. A nice green creme, opaque with two coats. Not much to say, but a nice polish in a fun color.

Right index- Zoya Micky. A neon pink with a slight silver shimmer, really lovely, opaque in three coats. Not the greatest Zoya formula I've run across, but absolutely workable.

Right middle- Orly Coachella Bound. A muted mint-sage green with no shimmer or sparkle, it's soft, work appropriate, and dries quickly, as a bonus.

Right ring- Sinful Colors Eva So Bright. My personal favorite of the shades here, Eva So Bright is a neon melon color with an impeccable formula and shiny dry down. Plus, it's two dollars. Note: it's brighter than it seems here.

Right pinkie- FLOWER Beauty Good Bud-dy. A clean teal blue creme without any formula problems. It looks slightly lumpy here because I had to do an emergency repair.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Top Ten Summer Eyeshadows

I love eyeshadow. Did you know that? I have quite the collection, but these are a few of my favorites for summer. As usual, they're swatched over an eyeshadow base, this is Essence I Love Stage, which I've been testing out.

L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Golden Emerald. This is the only one I own, but I've been majorly lusting after the rest of the line. Smooth, incredibly pigmented, and such unique colors with depth. Iced Latte is next on my list. Hm. Maybe I should do a lust list sorta thing.

Ulta Eyeshadow in Calla Lily. My new favorite wash of color, it's a gorgeous pinky white color that's shimmery but not glittery, perfect for everyday. It has great pigmentation and you get a lot for the price- $2 if you can snag it on sale, like right now.

L'Oreal Eyeshadow #1 from Stacked Heels Quad. This shadow is not as pigmented as the rest of these, but it's such a lovely sheer purple with an iridescent flash, I just had to put it in.

NYX Shadow #2 from Shangri-La trio. It's a super pigmented demi-matte orange that definitely takes some guts to pull off, but looks perfect with blue eyes (unfortunately, I'm a brown eyed German). I believe this trio is discontinued, so if you can find it, buy it!

Rimmel darkest shadow from Sun Safari quad. It's a nice shimmery taupe for all of you taupe lovers out there, but since it's warm toned it's great for summer. I love the rest of the quad as well.

Revlon blue from Inspired quad. A sparkly blue that makes me think of ocean water, it's almost iridescent at the right angles. The pigmentation is decent.

Revlon green from Inspired quad. I don't suppose you can tell how much I like this quad, can you? It's another sheer color, but it's so glowy and glittery and fun.

Urban Decay's Venus, from Naked Basics palette. This shadow probably needs no introduction, but I'll rehash what you already know. It's a subdued shimmery white, perfect for highlighting or as an all over lid color.

Covergirl Flamed Out Eyeshadow in Melted Gold. It's a pigmented sparkly gold that goes on smoothly. Gold is probably my favorite eyeshadow color, and this one doesn't disappoint. I like to put it over Flower Beauty's Creme Shadow in Good as Mari-Gold.

And my only cream eyeshadow, Maybelline's Tenacious Teal Color Tattoo. A rich cream shadow with wicked payoff and a lovely shimmer, it works great as an eyeshadow, base, or an eyeliner.

Thanks for reading, and have a great summer!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This Week I'm Loving #3

This Week I'm Loving...


Sara Bareilles- The Blessed Unrest. Yes, I know this only came out yesterday, but it's amazing anyways. My favorite song is Cassiopeia.

Vicci Martinez- Vicci. I've followed Vicci Martinez through her many independent albums, and I'm pleased to report her major-label debut is a success. Best song? Little Faith. Although that may be partially because Faith is my name :)


Again, I'm mostly still working on the Alphabet series. But I also reread the Beautiful Creatures books.


I've been grateful for my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in this 90+ Minnesota heat. Fun fact- that was the first powder I ever bought.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Just Learned...

I just realized you can put lyrics on an iPod Classic. I feel really dumb right now, since I loved that feature on my nano and touch, and it's so easy to get to on the classic. All I have to do is press the center button four times.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Haul- ULTA and Vintage

I went to ULTA yesterday! This is a majorly cheap a$$ ULTA haul, as I only had a twenty dollar gift card and didn't want to spend anything more. The vintage was free, my aunt had some things that hadn't fit her since she was about sixteen. I love all of the pieces, so thank you Auntie!

Calla Lily
'Bubble Babe'
In center with primer
My photo buddy
So, yeah!

Dream Vacation- Thailand

I really want to go to Thailand. They have a reputation for being friendly to tourists, and I love Thai food. What more can you want?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Beauty Review- Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliners

Man, I am on a roll with these beauty reviews! Today I'll be talking about the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliners, new for 2013. I read about these little liners being compared to the Urban Decay 24/7 liners, so I knew I had to pick them up. Being me, and loving the pretty bright colors, I ended up with purple and blue. Very useful colors.

They wouldn't let me show the label :(
They're really creamy, so the sticks erode fast
One swipe- sun
One swipe- shade
Definitely Waterproof
My eye, with the purple

 They are marketed to be long wearing and water proof, and boy are they! The purple lasted on my lower lashline for about twelve hours, incredible for me since I'm an eye rubber. I let them set for about five minutes, then ran water over the swatches and rubbed them with a paper towel. You can see the results, virtually no fading or smearing. They have, I believe, eight or ten shades, including a nude and a taupe. Extremely creamy, and all for the price of $4? Yes. Buy them.