Monday, August 31, 2015

Kat Von D Ink Liner

     I admit I am not prefect when it comes to applying liquid liner. I am comfortable applying pencil liner but this liner makes everything so easy. I'm talking about Kat Von D's Ink Liner, I picked up the color Hemingway which is described as an espresso on the Sephora website.  This liner has a felt tip, I also feel I am in control. It states it’s waterproof which I haven’t determined but I wore this recently to my grandmother’s 90th birthday party which was outside. It was 90 degrees and it never transferred under my eye or faded.  I’ve tried a few liquid liners and none has had a cap that clicked. For $19 (Sephora) and making it through 90-degree temperatures in Texas, I’m picking up another one!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Sephora Haul

     A couple of weeks ago Sephora was offering double/triple points add the fact I went on vacation… equals damage. I didn’t really need anything other than sponge cleaner but let’s be real does anyone need an excuse to buy? I picked up Sephora’s Solid Brush Cleaner, which I’ve mentioned before. It has a little more product and cost $2 less then the Beauty Blender brand. I also picked up Sephora’s Retractable Eyeliner in #10 matte brown/black; I always love trying waterproof eyeliners. Sephora seems to be re-vamping their products. I heard a few good reviews about Sephora’s Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer; I picked up the shade #9 sable. A post on this will be showing up soon. The last Sephora product I purchased is their Cream Lipstain in #13 Marvelous Mauve. If your lips are prone to chap, stay away from these, it makes chapped lips very visible.

     I ran out of mascara and that means one thing… I picked up Dior’s Diorshow Blackout Waterproof. I use to use this before they re-vamped it; it’s not great but not bad either. My first impression: it gives volume but I find it bleeds under the eye. I’ll let you know how it goes. I heard so much about Kat Von D Inkliners Liquid liner’s that I had to! I picked up the shade Hemingway. I love it! I know sheet mask are the newest rave and buying a package that comes with two for what would cost for one was a deal to me. I picked up Tony Moly Aloe Face Mask Sheet (Moisturizing). Although my face is oily, I noticed while I was on vacation (thanks airplane) my skin needed some help. I didn’t get to use them because I ended up breaking out but I’m excited to try them out.

     The lady at Sephora who was helping me when I was out of town had such a flawless complexion. She said she was using Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing. In the basket it went. Lastly, I bought an early Christmas gift for my sister. This is not only hers but one of my favorite perfume’s, it’s Chanel Chance Eau De Parfum. It smells so good!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August Ipsy Bag

    I see what they did. This months bag is pretty much everything you might need for school. I am already a fan of argan oil and I am excited to try Marc Anthony’s Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment. I just love argan oil for the hair it keeps the frizz away and nourishes the ends of my hair. Hopefully this will too. A good eyeliner is essential, I am excited to try Doucce’s Ulta Precision Eyeliner in black.

     I am not a fan of lip-gloss at all. I don’t like the feel of it on my lips and my hair always sticks to it one way or another. I am willing to try Hikari’s Cosmetics Lip Gloss in merlot. Who doesn’t like a little polish? I have way too many so this will be going to my sister but I’ve also never heard of this brand, Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted. The last beauty item I received is a brush from Marsk. I haven’t used it yet but it looks like a good brush to use with maybe cream shadow. I can’t wait.


Monday, August 17, 2015

How I Prepare My Nails for Polish

     I am probably the weirdest when it comes to nails in the fact that I can’t stand having polish on my nails for more than 24 hours. I will rarely have polish on my nails (same color mind you) for more than two days, so going to get my nails done is a waste of money. Because I don’t like getting them done professionally I do them myself; I’m not trained nail technician nor am I an expert but I think I do a pretty good job.

1.    If my nails are too long and depending on the polish color I’ll cut them. I don’t like dark colors when my nails are long, they don’t look good on me. I’ll shape them if need be.

2.    Clean the nail- I like using Formula X’s by Sephora Nail Cleaner. It doesn’t smell and dry’s quick.

3.    Base Coat – My nails hardly break but they do chip, so I like using a nail strengthener like OPI’s Natural Nail Strengthener.

4.    Polish- Depending on what’s I’m wearing I try to coordinate. Since I work in a professional office wearing a blue is out of the question, I save that for the weekend.

5.    Top Coat- All the reviews on Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat are right! It does have a strong smell but it works really well.

6.    Cuticle cream- I really don’t have cuticles or they aren’t bad? But I do notice sometimes they get a little dry so I use Formula X by Sephora Erase Aha Cuticle Cream.