Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Just for fun

Sorry for the sporadic posting. Having no computer and only a phone and tablet makes creating posts and uploading and editing pictures a pain. Enough about that. 

Here is my first attempt at doing a face chart. A face shirt is basically a planning guide for a makeup look or idea. It appeals to my high school art geek side and, of course, my makeup addicted side. So in a fit of restlessness, I decided to just go ahead a start on one. 

I got these face charts by looking up pictures on my iPad then tracing them onto regular ol computer paper. Silly, I know, but I have no computer and my printer's not behaving so you gotta make do. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's In My Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Baby Aidan

I'm sitting here fretting over what kind of posts I should do next. My camera hasn't been behaving as of late and I can't do video tutorials so planning pictorials is a little trickier than I thought. Also, I've been an emotional wreck for reasons unknown. Currently listening to Torn by Natalia Imbruglia. Who hurt you, Natalia? Who. Hurt. You. (name that reference)

Anyways, I decided that what better way to remedy the lull in post ideas than to post a What's in My Bag!
I go between bags often, but this bag is for my "I have a long day ahead of me and need everything" days.
It's a pretty heavy and awkward bag but it does have a ton of room to shove whatever in there. The strap is weird to use since it warps the shape of the bag, but I fix that by attaching the strap "hooks" to the rolled handles' grommets.
Whatever. I just needed a nice leather black bag that I can use for everything and I hasn't failed me yet.

I might do another WIMB with my smaller purse, a crossbody satchel.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick

I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for matte when it comes to makeup. Matte foundation, matte eye shadows, and above all, MATTE LIPSTICK. I know some people steer clear of matte lipsticks because it can be drying or staining or hard to apply. But it doesn't always have to be that way! My remedy for that is lightly scrubbing your lips after you've brushed your teeth and washed your face, then applying a balm immediately after and before your makeup application. Okay, I can see myself veering off-topic. So back to matte lipsticks. The reason I gravitate towards matte lipstick is that it tends to pack a bigger punch, i.e., more pigmented, longer lasting, and less likely to stick to my hair (gross).

So, with that being said, this is a review of my favorite matte lipstick: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick (did the title give it away?). From its sleek packaging to ease of use, this lipstick is everything I love about makeup rolled into one slender tube.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Comparison: Milani Liquif'Eye VS UD 24/7

I decided that it would be helpful if I did a comparison swatch test for two much-talked about items that are frequently called "dupes" of each other. I had these two pencils in my makeup collection for a while and thought "why not?"

I also thought it'd be doubly appreciated by those on a stricter budget.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Vanity/Makeup Collection

So I like makeup. Makeup, for me, is one of the first things that comes to mind whenever someone asks me what is on my wishlist. I can't really explain why. Maybe it's because I can play around with it and change how I look on a daily basis. Or blending colors and drawing lines. I don't know. I just really like it. To the point of excess. I get a tinge of guilt whenever I describe my recent makeup purchases to family or friends. Now, I don't drive myself into debt over it, or choose a new palette over a paying a phone bill. I understand the amount of money I spend can go towards something better. But to me, right now, there isn't much better. Makeup (and skincare) is therapy to me. An escape, if you will. So without further ado, let me show you my own personal paradise.