Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette

Hi!

I've had this palette for awhile but was a little hesitant to try it because I didn't think I could do the loud colors but I'm really impressed with this palette! The pigment is obviously amazing! These colors are bright and loud, but very easy to blend and tame down.

The Details:

  • 34.00 dollars
  • 4 medium sized pans of eyeshadow
  • 2am, Acidberry, Mochi, and Velocity
  • Can be purchased here

Packaging:

I am a sucker for packaging and for me to get a handwritten thanks (incredibly cool), a sticker, and a sample all wrapped up in pink tissue when I open my box is amazing! I can't get over how much detail they put into it. For that I will be purchasing from Sugarpill again!

 

Swatches:

Color pay off is amazing. The Blue shade know as Velocity, seemed a little on the chalky side. The electric green color is called Acidberry, on the skin it's a bit more yellow-green. 2 am is the plum purple shade and is true to pan. Mochi is the seafoam green in the bottom left color, it's true to pan color as well. It is probably my favorite, just because it's different.

Should You Buy It?:

Like I said, I was a little hesitant to buy this but I'm very glad I did! It's something different to add to my collection and I feel I could do a lot of looks with this palette. The packaging was also awesome! If you aren't looking for a little variety then I would stick to something a little more "normal" colored. It's a fun palette and comes with a lot of extras!

 

Rating: 4.5/5

<3 Mindy

 

 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Haul: Camo & Clothes

Hello!! I'm sooo excited. Hunting season is just upon us, and I'm getting ready by doing a little shopping. A friend on my Facebook who is an avid bow hunter (and very pretty too) shared a link to a company called Just For Does. I saw the post and noticed they had really cute clothes, and considering I'm a jeans and tshirt kind of gal, I just could resist! I bought 2 shirts. 1 is a turquoise tank top with red font that says Just For Does (clearance 19.95) and pretty ornate scrolls around it.
I also got a really cute black T-shirt that has a little doe on front with the companies name Just For Does. Then on the back is We Hunt Like You, Only Prettier. (retails 25.00) If you girls are into tshirts and hunting, I HIGHLY suggest checking them out. Shipping was fast and amazing customer service. Another thing the company has is scent free shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion to keep those pretty smells away while hunting! Visit them at www.justfordoes.com

 

 

 



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review: Sigma's Beauty Expert Brow Design Kit

Hello Hello!

I recently purchased Sigma's deluxe brow kit and thought I would write you lovelies about it.

 

The Details:


I was really impressed with the detail on this brow kit. I have the Anastasia brow kit (29.00 at Sephora) and it is only meant for Blondes and doesn't come with all the goodies that this brow kit comes with. Although, it is a bit pricey, you get a wide range of brow shades which you could use for anything yourself for a dramatic result or on others that you might do make up on.

This isn't the easiest thing to carry around with you, it's not all light and absolutely bulky. I also noticed that the brow shades were a tad chalky but overall a good pigment pay off.

Shades in order of palette from bottom to top
The highlight pencil is a dual pencil and one end is a more glittery, shimmery brow highlighter and the more pink side is a milky pink highlighter. I was pleased with this pencil, it was smooth and had great color pay off.

The other pencil is an actual brow pencil. You have a dark shade and a lighter shade. I didn't care for this pencil honestly. I felt like it was really hard to get the color off. I know it should be hard because you are drawing little lines to feel in your brows. Most likely won't be using it.

And last but not least the brow gel duo. It comes one end in a clear gel to set your powder with and the other side a quite dark brown brow gel.

Should you get it?:

Personally, I think I will enjoy this because really the only time I actually do my eyebrows, is if I go out for the evening or something more classy to go to. So it's perfect for me to do at home. If you are wanting something for traveling, I wouldn't purchase it. It's great for those that do make up on other people because you have a wide range of colors, but you can also use eye shadows to fill your brows, those work too. So it's up to you!

 

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Better than False Lashes by Too Faced!

Hello hello beautiful people! I purchased the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes System about 2 weeks ago. I really like it for a short dramatic look. The mascara is really sticky... Which reminds me of false lashes. I think they would be absolutely perfect for a night on the town or just a dinner date. When I've worn them all day long, they seem to get goopy and sticky. They also stick to your bottom lashes and makes you fill like you can't open your eye. (scary, I know) The formula does work though. Here are some before and after images with my lashes:

You can see the length and thickness improved. Also, I'm not a fan of the two step process but we all can't have it our way. You apply the mascara first, then you apply the nylon fibers and just first glance you see what looks like pieces of cotton (nylon fibers) that are wrapped around it and you are going to apply these to your lashes and just build on the thickness you prefer. Then you will re-apply the mascara over the nylon fibers and again build up to your desired effect. The directions on the box are below as well as my final suggestion.

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prime- Use the activating mascara to create a base to adhere the weightless, Flexistretch™ nylon fibers.
  2. Sculpter- Brush on 1-2 coats of the exclusive Flexistretch™ nylon fibers to build outrageous length and volume.
  3. Fixer- Finish by sealing the exclusive Flexistretch™ nylon fibers with the ultra-black activating mascara to create that "Better Than False Lashes" effect!

SHOULD YOU BUY IT?:

Honestly, I probably wouldn't pay 35.00 for it again but I will use this box up for sure. I like that I can have "falsies" without having to use glue and make sure it dries and then make sure I place them correctly. So, it's up to you! I like the convenience of them.
 

Peace and Blessings 😍

Mindy