TAG: 7 Deadly Sins

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So, there’s this TAG going around the beauty guru world, so I thought I’d join in! Here are my answers:

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My most inexpensive beauty item is a blush brush from ELF. It’s from the studio collection and it works really well!

Most of my products are drugstore, but I do have a few high-end products. To date, my most expensive beauty product is my Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Como & the Highlighter in Portofino. It costs around $32. This blush & highlighter is limited edition, and I got it last year, so I believe they don’t have it anymore. I great, because it gives me a pink glow and very nice highlighter. What I love about Laura Geller, is the packaging on her products. If you open up the compact of this blush, Half of the black circle on the lid is a mirror! And that half is all you need! Granted you do need to dust of the powder that occasionally get on there, but it comes off easily!

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?

If you’re talking about one specific product, I have a love/hate relationship with my Physician Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeshadow Palette. When I started using it, I love it! But once I started hitting pan, I found a different eyeshadow color underneath it. The color below the color I was using merged into the color I wanted to use! It really upset me. I wish PF would use dividers to separate the different eyeshadow colors! Please, Physicians Formula, hear my cry! I really love your products, especially your eyeshadows, but please use dividers when creating palettes!

But, if you’re talking about a beauty product category, I would probably say lipsticks. I was never a fan of lipsticks. They always seem sticky and not that hydrating! Plus I hate when people try to pull of a lipstick color that doesn’t work on them at all! But ever since the Revlon Lip Butters came out, I’ve been loving them! At first, I started out with Peach Parfait, & when I ran out of that, I got the shade Berry Smoothie. It’s a perfect “lips but better” color for me! But I still won’t wear actual lipsticks I’m afraid I’ll smudge it, and it’ll create a big mess!

I think the products that has been the hardest to get are 1st – the Naked 2 palette, & 2nd – the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I tried ordering the Naked 2 palette when the hype was 1st around it, but the site crashed, & I didn’t get it in time. That was when I was shopping on a whim. And then I reasonably said to myself, “Cynthia, where are you going to have room to keep it?” So, I never got it. I like to carry my makeup on the go, and it wouldn’t be practical. Maybelline Color Tattoos – they are the perfect dupe for MAC paint pots. My eyes wanted a change from my Urban Decay primer POtion in Sin, So I grabbed this one in Bold Gold the other day. I absolutely love it! It brings out my eyes! But, whenever I drop by at my local drugstore, I always see a lot of the collection gone! I don’t know if it’s because Maybelline doesn’t know how to calculate the supply, or they are flying off the shelves like hotcakes. But they seem to disappearing like small hairpins in a big bag.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

I don’t eat any of my beauty products, but the most delicious scent of a beauty product I own, is my R&B leave-in conditioner from LUSH. It smells so incredibly nice! It smells like a cluster of fruity flowers. And what’s great about it, is that you can put it on your hair, it acts like a perfume! Also, it’s scent that everybody loves. I am absolutely in love!

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Exfoliation(er). If that counts as a beauty product. I know you’re supposed to do it every nigh/day, but sometimes I forget, and just don’t do it. I recently started using the Wild Lime exfoliating gel from Nuance (Salma Hayek). It’s quite refreshing to put on, and I have been better about doing it!

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

For me, it’s concealer. I have really bad, dark circles under my eyes, so if I don’t wear any concealer, I looked tired and my eyes look sunken in. So, concealer really just gives me that confidence boost. I use Sonia Kashuk’s Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette. It’s great for concealing anything!

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Okay, so how does this apply to a beauty tag? I don’t get it. Quite random…

I like a guy with a good sense of humor, one that can make me laugh. I like a guy who has confidence. Also I like guys who I get to know before ever asking me out. I would hate to go out with a stranger!

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

As a gift, I would love to receive a NARS eyeshadow duo, or any high-end eyeshadow palette. I’m a sucker for eyeshadows! Especially sparkly, shimmery, pearly eyeshadows.

And now I tag….

YOU!

Do the TAG in the comments below, or if you did it in the form of a video leave a link to the video in the comments below. I would love to see them!


Celebration Haul!

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 So I finally finished Biology! So I will now be doing blog post more regularly! Today, I will show you what I got today in celebration of finishing the class that was literally (but-not-so-literally) killing me slowly.

First, I went to LUSH. Can I just say, the people who work there, every time I go, are SUPER nice! Every time I go in that store, I always feel welcome! That is one thing that I find really unique with this store. Other stores I don’t want to be bothered. But the people who work here are super friendly. So off to my haul! 

  

Trichomania Originally I wanted to come into LUSH to get a solid shampoo. I saw online one called New that has scent of cinnamon like the Wiccy Magic Muscle Massage Bar that I love so much. I have dry & curly hair. My hair is damaged because I hated my curly hair in high school, so I straightened it with a straightener all throughout high school. One of the girls that works at LUSH helped me, and showed me the difference between the New solid shampoo & the Trichomania shampoo. It feels so much smoother! And she said this shampoo is great for dry hair. Great for conditioning your hair! Trichomania – LUSH

The 2nd thing I bought at LUSH was the Honey Trap Lip Balm. I needed a new lip balm because the lip balm that I was originally using just ran out! In the store, I 1st tried on the Lip Service lip balm, but it felt so sticky. I didn’t like it at all! The girl who I talked to about my solid shampoo, she asked me if my lips are dry too. I told her that they’re not dry, but I tend to wear chapstick all the time. She said, “So you like to pack on the lip balm, right?” It’s like she got me. “Yes!”, I exclaimed. She said, ” I have the perfect one for you, try this..” She pulled out a clean popsicle stick, scooped up some of the Honey Trap Lip balm and gave the stick for me to try on my lips. Once I tried it, i was so shocked! I could believe how soft & hydrating it was on my lips. I had to have it! Thus started my love affair with LUSH’s Honey Trap. I actually never liked the Honey scent before. I used to have a honey lip balm from Burt’s Bees, but I hated it because it was so sticky on my lips, and extremely hard to apply. This lip balm has changed my world view on Honey lip products thank you LUSH!

Next up, I went to Forever 21. I only usually go there for the earrings or Disney sweatshirts. They have the most amazing designs for their jewelry and at a really cheap price! I got a pair circle dangly earrings with blue lilies inside of the golden circle. There isn’t a picture that i can find online for these, so I will take a picture tomorrow of theses earrings and post it here. In short, they are gorgeous, and unique in every way! The lilies are a pretty blue, which really brings out my eyes.

I tried shopping at Cotton On & Love Culture, but didn’t find anything because it was too hot outside, and I always picture the clothes on me when shopping. I was just not in the mood! But I did stop at CVS to get some makeup products that are long overdue!

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black I just recently finished up my black pencil liner from Rimmel London, and was in need of a new eyeliner. I’ve heard so many great things about, so I just had to give it a try! I tried it tonight, and it’s great! The brush is a little thick, so i think I’ll stop by Target this weekend to get the bent eyeliner brush from Sonia Kashuk. I’ll be wearing this on a daily basis, so expect a review soon! You can find this at your local Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, basically any drugstore that carries Maybelline.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold Of course I’ve heard of the raves! How it’s an exact dupe! I thought I’d try it out myself! Because I have hazel eyes, Both gold and purple really bring out my eyes. I will be using this as base on my everyday look. Expect a Look of the Day (LOTD) coming soon! You can find this at your local Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, basically any drugstore that carries Maybelline.

Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick This is a Holy Grail item in my makeup bag. During the wintertime I get the most blemishes. This really gets rid of the red spots on my face! You can find this at Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, & Whole Foods.

That’s it for my haul! Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to review the LUSH products as well! I have a bunch of blog posts lined up, so keep this site bookmarked!


Physicians Formula – Happy Booster Glow & Mood Lipstick in “I <3 Rose"

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I’m taking a little break from studying for mt Biology Final to bring you swatches on a new lipstick I came across about a month ago. It’s from Physicians Formula. From the Happy Booster collection, they have come out with 2 shades: “I <3 Rose” & “I <3 Nude”. When finding the display of new Physicians Formula products at m local Rite Aid, the “I <3 Rose” shade looked more appealing. The “I <3 Nude” shade looked really orangey and not really my color.

Physicians Formula vs Revlon Lip Butter in "Berry Smoothie"

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick - Swatch

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick - Swatch

A Closer Look

Before Applying Lipstick – Naked Lips

After Applying Lipstick - Physicians Formula "I <3 Rose"

 

 

 

 

 

 

After - Applied Lipstick in "I <3 Rose"

Before - Without Lipstick - Naked

What I love about this lipstick is that it’s quite hydrating. Not as hydrating as the Revlon Butters, but quite close to it. It a really pretty color! What do you think? I don’t think the color is suitable for my skin color, so I don’t wear it that often. Would you guys like me to do a giveaway with this lipstick? Let me know in the comments below! If I get at least 5 comments on this post, telling me to do a giveaway with this lipstick, I will!

Till next time!