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    Saturday, May 30, 2009

    MAC Prep & Prime Finishing Powder Review

    Hi girls! 
    I'm reviewing the MAC Prep & Prime Finishing Powder (requested by Happy1234!)
    If she didn't request it, I would have any way because...
    Here's the positives and the negatives:

    +It stops me from being shiny longer than any other powder.
    +It really sets my makeup and doesn't add color.
    +It is now my HG finishing powder.
    +It is so much better than the MUFE HD Powder in my opinion.
    +Works really well at stopping oil along with MAC SFF and MUFE Mat Velvet foundations.
    +I think this is a must have for the summer! 

    -It's really messy, but that's it! I can deal with this lol

    I would say if you want to invest in a finishing powder, it would be this one. I don't have extremely oily skin, only an oily t-zone, especially in the summer. I don't know how well this would work on someone with really oily skin, but the good thing about MAC is that if you don't like it after a couple uses, you can always return it! 

    Yesterday, I went to the bank (and my bank is always so warm inside). I was wearing my SFF and set my makeup with the finishing powder. Well, I was getting really warm, and you know that feeling where you know you must be so shiny and your makeup is melting? Well that's how I felt. When I left the bank, I went to put some blot powder on my nose, and to my surprise, I HAD NO OIL ANYWHERE. I only had a SLIGHT shine to my nose. It was incredible to me. I mean I thought my makeup looked horrible cause I was so hot, but it was all still intact! 
    I'M SOLD!

    This is a new staple to my collection. This and blot powder are now my 2 summer must haves! Anything that keeps the oil under control is a must have. I hate when my skin is shiny -- I get so embarrassed!!

    Thanks for reading girls! I know I said I would update more, but I feel like I'm running out of things to blog about because I'm trying really hard to save money for my fiance and I to get our apartment! I did do some hauling though yesterday so look out for that! =] 

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Opinions & Favorites!

    Hi girls! 
    So I ended up going shopping to treat myself for doing well in school and working really hard.
     I earned it right? lol =] 
    We always justify our shopping addiction! 

    Anyways, I don't have haul pics because I've been working full time. BUT I am going to list what I got and I want your opinions on those things. (While I can still return them if you guys had a horrible experience or anything of that sort lol) I've tried almost everything and so far there isn't anything I don't love. 

    Shell CCB
    Taupographic Shadestick (this is gorgeous!)
    Studio Fix Powder (NW25)
    Fascinating Eye Kohl
    Prep & Prime Setting Powder

    MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation (LOVE so far)
    Benefit Hoola Bronzer
    GHD Fat Hair Lotion
    Benefit High Beam

    Let me know if you have bought these products and what you think of them!

    1. Harmony + Warm Soul + Redhead blush (all together in that order)
    2. Beauty Blender
    4. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer
    5. Aveeno Ultra Calming Day & Night Moisturizers
    6. Layering long necklaces
    7. YSL Platform Pumps (I want these SO bad for my 21st!)
    8. My 187 brush
    9. Kandee's nude makeup look (LOVE this! I'm doing it daily!)
    10. China Glaze For Audrey nail polish

    It's beautiful out today and I think I'm getting the day off work so I'm excited to do some errands and enjoy the day! =] It's amazing how good weather can get you to get up and do things. I practically hibernated in the winter =] 

    Love you girls!

    Thursday, May 14, 2009

    Forever 21 Necklaces and FOTD!

    Therefore, more time to spend money on makeup and blog about it.
    Uh ohhh lol
    Anyways, I passed everything and survived!


    I saw these and HAD to have them!
    I've never seen anything like em. They are beautiful. =]
    I don't even think the pictures do them justice.
    The bows in the back are a little long so I think I might shorten them.
    Either way, LOVE them!

    This is the other necklace I got. It's nothing special but I don't have pearls
    And for the $6 or so, I said why not lol
    Forever 21 is my favorite store!

    FOTD (4-31-09)
    Yes, this was 2 weeks ago for when my fiance came home lol
    You know how it goes. Us girls get all dolled up =]

    MAC Prep and Prime
    MAC Refined Zone
    Estee Lauder Maximum Cover (#3) as concealer
    MAC Studio Sculpt (NW25)
    MAC MSF Natural (Medium)
    Chanel Bronze Universal
    MAC Harmony Blush
    MUFE HD Powder

    NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (Milk) - lid
    MAC Naked Lunch - lid
    MAC Soft Brown - crease 
    MAC Sable - outer half of crease, lower lashline
    MAC Carbon - outer V
    MAC Mylar + Naked Lunch - highlight
    MAC Fluidline (Dipdown) set with Carbon
    Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil (Onyx) set with Carbon
    MAC Plush Lash Mascara (black)
     Maybelline Lash Stiletto (black)

    MAC Brow Pencil (Stud)
    MAC Brow Gel (Clear)

    Nothing yet!
    But later on...
    MAC Saint Germain
    MAC Bubbles (to tone it down)
    MAC Sugarrimmed Dazzleglass

    I totally hate this picture and the face I make,
    BUT you can see

    If you can't tell, it's a black pencil skirt with a snake belt and a basic white tee tucked in (V-neck).
    Then my Tiffany Key Necklace, Tiffany Mesh Heart Bracelet, and a locket I got from Metropark.

    Clipless curling iron
    Lots of hairspray and lots of time lol
    With a "pouf" on top that I clearly missed in the picture

    Thanks for looking ladies!
    I really wanna treat myself to some shopping this weekend 
    so hopefully I'll have some hauls to blog about soon! =] 

    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    Sorry For Being MIA!!!

    Gahhh ladies I'm sososo sorry I haven't been around! I do have 2 good reasons though:

    1. FIANCE
    2. FINALS!

    Both are keeping me soo busy. Addison (the fiance lol) has moved back home and we've been cleaning out my room for him to move in! We're living at my house until we can have enough money saved up to get our own apartment. I'm HOPING this should only take a couple of months; however, if it were up to my parents, it would be... NEVER! lol

    I took pictures of the necklaces I got from Forever 21, but I haven't had the chance to upload them. I do have FOTD/OOTD pics from last Friday in my computer, but I'm not sure if I should show them. It has been my favorite eye look though since I did it. I wore it 3 days in a row! lol =] If you guys want to see, just let me know.

    Also, I would love some requests. Would anybody want me to do a "Top 10" something? And if so, of what? To be honest, I'm running out of blogs.

    If you go to my Upcoming Blogs on the right, it's a short list. I don't have the time to review all my Nars products quite yet. And I can sum up my Beauty Blender Review in 2 words: IT'S LOVE ♥  I wouldn't recommend it for Studio Sculpt as it is a bit thick. Go for your more liquid foundations. The cleaning process is a pain, but it's the same with brushes. I just love the look I get from this, and how fast I get it! It takes me like 2 minutes to apply liquid during the week. And I'm someone who has absolutely no punctuality. As in, being late is practically part of my genetic code. So this thing really saves time before school! =] 

    Okay so leave me with requests
    And if you want my FOTD/OOTD pics!
    I think I'M going to wear this outfit/makeup for Mothers Day dinner so maybe I should hold off and have my fiance take better pictures? 
    Hmmm.... maybe =]

    Wish me luck on finals, girls! I have them Monday-Wednesday. 
    1 more week of school and I'm done FOREVER.