Saturday, July 23, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette Swatches

Keep in mind, 
this is NOT a review.
Just a post showing swatches and the palette itself.
I may review it later on,
but I can say that the ones that I'ved used were really nice.
I took the full palette picture before I swatched it,
but the photo got messed up.
So don't mind how some of them don't look perfect!
The live look will be posted under pictures.
And the swatches are in column order from top to bottom with no base.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter Inspired Makeup

Harry Potter!
If you're around my age, this, is your childhood.'s come to an end.
I didn't plan to do anything at all,
but I just had too.
So this was rushed and sloppy because I wanted to get it up today.
Also I got my Urban Decay palette, so it was perfect!
(That blogpost/video will be up real soon)
Sorry if it doesn't live up to your vision of inspiration,
but it's the only thing I could come up with!
The dark purples and greys representing the school and overall story.
Then the flash of gold from the good and glory in it.
Andddd the shimmer for the magic. ;)
So I hope you like it!
Again, this is depressing.
I'm going too see it tomorrow,
and I'm afraid I'm gonna bawl.
Haha so sad!

Products List, Pictures, and Tutorial below:

Products List:

NYX - Photo Loving Primer, HD Concealer & Foundation
Neutrogena - Skin Soothing Concealer
MAC - Briar Rose Beauty Powder
Hard Candy - Honeymoon Baked Blush

NYX - HD Base
Urban Decay - Half Truth, Ace, Omen, Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Deeper, M.I.A
28 Neutral Palette - Shown
MAC Eye Kohl - Smolder
Rimmel - The Max Mascara
Maybelline Gel Liner

Max Factor - 04
Milani Creme Brulip - Strawberry Custard
Smashbox - Pout

Anddd because I was stressed out...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review - Fortune Cookie Soap Gelato Bath Bomb

So here we are with this beaut'.
Let it be known that Fortune Cookie Soaps has more than,
well, fortune cookie soaps.
Their uniqueness also plays into their bath bombs.
Now we all know that Lush is known for theirs,
which I have yet to try out,
but from this experience, I'd say they have competition.
If you're new to bath bombs,
they have oils, and sometimes goodies,
that really really make your skin happy.
You can cut them if half if your bathtub is smaller,
or you just don't want to use the whole thing.
I had trouble cutting it,
so the first time I just hacked it.
(Which wasn't enough by any means.)
So find what works best for you.
For $7, you get 6oz.
It may seem steep,
but this sucker is dense.
It comes in a gelato container, which just improves the reality.
The ridges in the top just really top of the realness.
It even has real sprinkles made inside of it!
Seriously, someone may try to take a bite if you leave it out.
Now if it had soft texture like gelato,
I'd believe I'd be using real gelato.
The fragrance I got was Cake Batter.
I wouldn't pin it as straight cake batter,
but more of a strong almond scent,
with baking sweetness added.
Onto the actual usage.
I recommend executing a full on bath like I did.
It realllllllly makes it THAT much better.
(Candles, relaxing music, etc.)
I'm used too having bubbles with my bath,
so it was odd at first.
But once I realized how amazing this made it,
I completely disregarded it.
The oils spread through and really soften the water.
No lie, the water felt like liquid silk.
With this one, the added fun factor are the sprinkles floating around.
Even funner if you squeeze them cause they melt haha.
Shannon, the owner, told me it was her kids' favorite because of that factor.
The strong smell kind of faded once it dissolved, 
but was faint enough that you could smell it in the water.
I could tell the oils really moisturized my skin for at least a day or two.
I would highly recommend this.
I can only imagine how amazing the other scents are.
I would say this is one of the more nighttime/relaxing ones.
While the others are fruity, invigorating scents.
I will definitely repurchase one of these sometime soon!
In fact, I have a review coming for the shaved ice ones!

You can purchase these on their website for $7

Check out the video review/demonstration, and more pictures below!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Gold Makeup Tutorial

So here's a super fun, bold, look for summer!
I wanted to stick with the Surf Baby collection,
so if some of you purchased the exact colors,
it'll be easy to recreate!
If you don't have the exact products,
no fear!
Just use similar colors!
(OH! And Happy Canada Day my Canadian subscribers!)

Product List:
NYX - HD Foundation
NYX - Photo Loving Primer
NYX - HD Concealer
Neutrogena - Skin Soothing Concealer
MAC - Pink Rebel Lustre Drops
MAC - Giggly Mineralized Blush
Palladio - Herbal Mosaic Powder

NYX - HD Primer
MAC - Sun Blonde Eyeshadow
MAC - Soft Brown Eyeshadow
MAC - Gesso Eyeshadow
Kat Von D - Peanut Eyeshadow
MAC - Surf USA Eyeshadow
Urban Decay - Yeyo 24/7 Liner
Maybelline Gel Liner
Loreal Telescopic Explosion

MAC - Strange Potion Lipglass