Smokey Makeup Look

Hello Lovelies! Time for a smokey eye makeup look. Dark Blue Version! First off for my face I used Laura Geller Hydrating Moisture Primer and Maybelline Super Stay foundation in True Beige. For my highlight, Nyx Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage in Medium. I placed my highlight down my nose, forehead, chin, right below my contour line, and drew a small triangle underneath my eyes. To set my highlight, Ben Nye Banana powder. To contour, Anastasia Beverly Hills contour powder Fawn. Contoured on the tip and sides of nose and cheek hollows. I buffed everything with Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. For blush, Lancome Cappucino. For my highlight, Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter Arabian Dreams. Highlighted down my nose bridge and cheekbone high points. For my lips, Milani Dulce Caramelo. Eyebrows were filled with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade Dark Brown.

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Now for the important part of this tutorial post. Smokey Time! For my base, Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over lid. For the lid, the charcoal black color *top far right* from Nyx Cosmetics Nude on Nude palette. Slightly blend it. Next I put the taupe brown *top fifth to last* into my crease. From Urban Decay Electric Palette, used Chaos in center of lid. Blended that in and blended the colors together. For brow bone highlight, Mac Heirloom Collection loose pigments in lithe plus the beige *top second left* from Nude on Nude palette. Mixed the colors Chaos and charcoal black for lower lashline. For the eye liner, I used Wet n’ Wild  Gel liner in Black. Slightly winged eye liner then smudged. Curled my lashes then for my mascara I used Maybelline Lash Sensational in Black. Used mascara on top and bottom lashes. Now this is my smokey eye makeup look. This look is great for girls night out, date night, or any special occasions.

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Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

This Lady is BACK!!! Bridal Shower Outfit!

People, people, people! Let me tell you! It has been crazy, week after week. Seriously, its been very tiring. But I will say I am happy to be back. Sister’s wedding is here in 2 months. Trying to start my business. Finishing up some studying and studying for the exam, so I can get my license. So much more but forget about all that boring stuff. You ladies and gents follow me for the more fun stuff. BEAUTY STUFF! All I can say is I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’M SORRY!! Hope you all can forgive me. I am promising you I will make it up. My next few posts will be fun!

So recently, my sister’s co-workers threw a bridal shower for her. It was a little akward and boring. The reason was because my younger sister and I were the only ones that were, well….how do I say this? We were under the only one that were under the age 30 besides our sister. Plus all they talked about was work and work gossip. It was boring to say but the food was delicious! I loved it. My family’s bridal shower was way more fun. Plus good food! Unfortunately, I was so busy getting everything ready for the party, I forgot to take a picture of my outfit and makeup.

For this post I decided to give it a go and try my first outfit of the day. But it will be the outfit I wore to the bridal shower by the co-workers. Let me tell you right now, I am off to a bad start. I don’t know remember where I got the top from. Sorry.

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So onto the outfit. I wore a dress but unfortunately I couldn’t wear it by itself or else my booty would be seen EVERYbody. It did show my boobs. Which I was fine with because I decided to proud of my body especially my chest. That whole situation will be in another post. Anyways, to cover my bottom, I wore some leather pants from Target. They were from the brand Xhilration. As you can see, I took my shoes off. My feet needed a break. So I wore wedges with a cork heel and white/neon pink wide straps. I’ll update this post with a picture of them later *if I can find them, lol*.

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As you can see in the first picture, for my hair, I decided to put it up in a top bun. Then later on I let down my hair. Did  anyone else just thought of “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let your hair” quote or was I alone on that? Lol. Talk about short attention spam. SQUIRREL! Let me know what movie that was from. LOL. Anyways, on to my favorite part. Makeup.

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For my base I used Olay Moisturizer SPF 15. I used the Maybelline Fit me Poreless Matt foundation in 310. For my concealer and highlight, I used Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard and Ginger. I did my eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Chocolate Brown. For my eyes, I used Too Faced Sugar Pop eye palette. I used Blue Raspberry for my lid. In my crease, Macaron and Malted Milk Ball. Brow bone was Rock Candy. For my lower lash line, Malted Milk Ball. I did a winged liner with Wet n Wild liquid liner in black. I used some falsies but I can’t remember which ones. But I topped it with Maybelline Lash Sensational  mascara. I set my highlight with Ben Nye Banana Powder. Then I set my face with Laura Mercier Transculent Powder. Contoured with Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn. For my blush, Lancome Cappucino. Unfortunately, I don’t remember my lipstick color.

That is all for my Bridal Shower outfit and makeup. I only had a Juicy Couture  bracelet and gold stud earrings for my accessories. I think I did okay for my first outfit post. Not bad, if I say so myself. Again I am so sorry lovelies for abandoning you for a bit. I will also keep you all updated on my starting my business. I know I wrote this already but here it is again. I am SOOO HAPPY to be back. I will not allow myself to fall off the saddle again. If I do, you choose my punishment. I will record it and post it on here. I can’t wait to write more for you all again. By the way, I hope you were able to ignore that hideous monster on my face.

Thanks again for putting up with me and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

Interesting eye product!

So while I was strolling the aisles in, what you know!… Target lol. I found some thing in the Revlon section. You know how this company has those two sided nail polishes? Well it seems that they created one for eyeshadow. I got two of them. They are the Revlon Photoready Eye Art *lid+line+lash*.  Now these are interesting. I had these for a bit. I do not know exactly when they came out. So I’m not sure how new it is but when I found it, it was new to me. It was on the display that’s for new products but I guess that doesn’t mean it was new. I know some times stores can get a little lazy on the displays.

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So I can honestly say I don’t know how to work these. I am still trying to figure these out. So anyways I got them in the colors “090 Burnished Bling” and “020 Lilac Luster”. Both of these colors are beautiful. I will give them that. On one end, there is a cream eye shadow and on the other end is a glitter. For the first color, which is Burnished Bling, it is a true copper. In my eyes at least. It is like a perfect color for a bronzed eye look. And the glitter is a mixture of gold and copper in clear gel. It seriously smells like paint but not to strong of scent so I can let that go. Now when I swatch this color, it comes out so beautifully. You seriously just need what you get on the sponge tip. There is NO need to get more product. Personally, I think the amount you get first is more than you need. It does dry pretty quickly. It dries to a metallic finish. It doesn’t budge even when you try to smudge it. But it is not waterproof!

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The glitter is pretty as well. Now I’ll admit I did try it out. I only just put the cream shadow only on my eye lid and then lined a little with the glitter. I did not, what so ever, liked the feeling of the cream shadow on my eye lid. It felt so weird. Not only did it feel a little sticky but also drying. So I can not tell you the wear ability for this product. Sorry, I really am trying to figure out how to work it. I actually want this product to work! But it just feels really weird on the lid. I don’t know exactly how to explain it. Sorry. In the directions, it says to apply the cream shadow on the eye lid and let it dry. Then line with the glitter or on the lashes. Now I don’t quite understand what they mean by lashes. Do they mean to put the glitter on the lash line or literally on the lashes? Has anyone out there tried this product? If so, how do you use it?

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Now for the second color Lilac Luster. It seems that you do need to get a little bit more product. It applies a little sheer. Just like the first color, the cream shadow dries to a metallic finish. It is a beautiful shade of purple. Now you do have to let it dry completely or else the shadow will become patchy. By the way, again, one end comes with sponge tip while the other end has a brush tip. But I guess you already know by seeing the pictures. LOL. So like I have been saying, I wish I can make this work for me. At this moment, it just doesn’t. I will find a way. These really are pretty colors. Maybe I will use them as a base for a similar powder eye shadow color. We will see.

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I figured what it feels like. It feels tacky on the lid. That is what I wanted to say. Now I can’t really say these are worth it. That is to bad because I wanted to. But I can’t lead you all on. Now since it has been a while since I bought these, I do not remember the cost of just one. But for now, I have to say they are not worth it. Pretty colors but not workable. I forgot to mention the cream shadow is kind of hard to blend as well. So much for this product review. If you happen to give this a try and are able to work with it, let me know. I would love to know! Well, I want to thank you again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

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Monthly Favorites!! May 2015!

What are you all going to do for the weekend? Anyone going to bingo night or maybe Vegas?! Lol. I know I will probably relax myself. SHOPPING! Lol! Actually maybe baking? Ok, so I don’t know exactly. But I will enjoy it. I am getting close to starting a business. I am getting excited! Can’t wait until I can tell you all about it! I’m on pins and needles. By the way, does anyone say that anymore? Have you ever caught yourself saying an old term? Lol. I know I have. On to the fun part!

This month has been so good to me. Also not the best. I know I have been slacking a bit on my blog. I know there will be times where life will come at me with full force and need full attention. I know it happens to the best of us. But I will try my hardest to make sure I don’t slack too much. By the way, I’m getting trouble in uploading all of my pics so there will be only a few pictures. So on to the first favorite thing. Well in a way, it’s two for one. MASCARA! The wings of my eyes. LOL. *who is this strange girl?* I know I can be “unique” LOL. If you know what I mean. Anyways like I said I have two favorite mascaras. First one is Maybelline Lash Sensational. I love how it gives me such length. It is truly a miracle worker for my lashes.

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Second mascara is Covergirl professional super thick lashes. This is mascara is lovely!  It really does make my lashes look thick. It even gives me length. It is just umph! You know?! Next is my lippies! Rimmel London SHOW OFF LIP VELVET MATTE “Burning lava”. I love this! It is so creamy. The color is amazing. Plus, it being matte is a bonus.

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Next is a highlighter. This highlighter is amazing. It gives me life! I have been starting to get into highlighters. I wasn’t much a highlighter person. I just recently started to give it a try. I got to give thanks to Sonia Kashuk for getting me interested in highlighters. I love using Sahara Sunset Highlighter Arabian Dreams. It is such a beauty! I use it down the center of my nose and the high points of my cheeks. Sometimes I will even use a little above my eyebrows. Sometimes.

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Now I don’t actually have that many items as favorites this month. I don’t know why. Anyways last but not least. I got a go to foundation. It is Maybelline Fit me! matte+poreless foundation in 310 Sun Beige. I love this foundation. Ok I know I have been saying the word “love” a lot in this post but I guess that is why this is monthly favorites post. Lol. Anyways, this foundation is amazing considering my skin. I always have trouble finding a good foundation for me. Especially since I get oily later in the day. It keeps my skin looking flawless and matte! Of course. This lasts all day for me and that is saying a lot for me. I like how it keeps me matte but not dry and dull like.

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So that is it for my monthly favorites. I know that it is not the much but those are my favorites. For now, of course! Now I got a question for you all. Do you consider yourself a make up junkie or a make up hoarder? What is the difference you ask? Well I consider a make up junkie to be some who buys a lot of make up but actually uses it. And to me, a make up hoarder is a person who buys a lot of make up but does not use a majority of it because the packaging is too pretty. I will admit I have two, only two, items that I bought because of the packaging. LOL. But besides that, I make sure I use all of my make up. Even if some of the items are a little too light for me, I use it in a way that will work for me.

Well, that is that for this post. I know there are parts where I ramble on. So thanks for sticking through this. LOL. Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

Mini shopping haul!

Happy Memorial’s Day! Anyone starting a good ole’ barbecue with their family and friends. I think we might be. Maybe just with a few of us. I really do hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Especially to those that got a three day weekend. I know I am enjoying mine. I am not trying to brag or anything about this haul. I actually like shopping hauls. That way I can see what is new out there in the beauty industry or, at least, new to me. Lol. That is my reason why I like them.

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It is not that big of a shopping haul. I am just extremely proud of myself on how much of it was on clearance. Two of the items were a necessity while the rest was because of the makeup junkie in me. Lol. First stop was at Target. I know, I know. I need to take a break from that store. It just ends up reeling me in. So imagine yourself walking through the store and walked through a certain aisle that has an item you have been wanting. You know the item you have been wanting but in a different color. Well imagine finally seeing it in stock and then add the red sticker. For those of you who shop at Target know the red sticker means clearance.

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First item. Now I have reviewed this item before, in just one color. Here . I know, I am ashamed. Not! More lip products! Maybe I do got a problem. Oh well! It is a fun problem. LOL. So in that previous post I mentioned that I thought there only one color for the Rimmel London Show Off Lip Velvet “Matte”. Well I was apparently wrong. I found four more and they were in clearance. I bought them all for $3.28 each. Original price is $6.59. I got the colors Apollo, Meteoric Matte, Atomic Rose, and Orange Ology.

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Top-Bottom: Meteoric Matte, Apollo, Atomic Rose, Orange-Ology

Second item. Also from Rimmel London. I have been seeing these new items for about a week. Today I saw them with a red sticker. So I decided to buy three of the colors. I bought them for $2.98. Original price is $5.99. It is the Lasting Finish Colour RUSH. They are a long lasting intense colour balm. Supposedly. My next few posts will be reviews on some of the products I got. I got the colors Lady Marmalade, Not an illusion, and All you need is Pink.

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Top-bottom: All you need is Pink, Not an illusion, Lady Marmalade

Third item. Next stop was at Ulta Beauty Store. I got three things from there. Since I kinda bought a few lip products, I thought I would get something else. Okay, okay, I bought several lip products. I tried to get away from that. Oh well! Lol. Anyways, this third product is sort of new. I got Too Faced Sugar Pop eye shadow palette. I bought this for $36.  I LOVE the colors in this palette. They are so pretty! Plus the macaroon pattern design in the container is super cute.

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Fourth item. Now these last two items were the two things that I needed. First, I got this night time cream. I have been meaning to get one. I am getting to that age where I really need to get work on skin care routine. Maybe I’ll write a post on my nightly skin care routine. Anyways, I got the GARNIER Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream. I bought it for $14.99.

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Fifth item. I needed a new foundation sponge. My old one was starting to falling apart. So I got the real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. I got for $5.99. I had the beautyblender sponge. That worked but this so far is better. Mainly because of the price. I’ll test this sponge out soon.

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Well that is it for my shopping haul. I really didn’t get much. So like I said, I will write some posts on reviewing some of these products. Keep an eye out for those. Thanks for stopping by again and reading my blog posts. Until next time Lovelies!

Laura Geller Mascara!

I love that my mascara collection is slowly growing. Maybe not so much a good thing for my guy but it’s a great thing for me! Lol. I always believe that your smile and eyes are a window to your soul. But to really makes people notice your eyes, mascara was invented! Ok so I don’t know if that was the purpose it was created. But it still is a great invention. Especially now since color mascara is becoming more of a thing now. It truly makes a difference when people look into your eyes. So I know mascara is magic for your eyes! Lol!

Every time I step into Ulta Beauty Store, I always take notice of this brand.So during my last shopping trip at Ulta, I decided to give this brand a try.  Laura Geller GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara. Oh! My! Goodness! I love this beautiful creation! Yes, I do. So I know I am being a little dramatic but I honestly do like this mascara. It really does it’s job.

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Raise your hands if pretty packaging makes you think the product will be good. Well, I bet we all have been suckered by this trickery at least once. I know I have. So if you are a person who buy half on packaging, let me tell you something. Don’t let this packaging fool you. It may be simple but it is powerful! The mascara is just in a basic black tube container. I like how the mascara wand is straight. Same length throughout the bristles except the tip is slightly shorter.

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With this mascara, I feel like I don’t need to curl my lashes. I think it curls them by itself. It gives my lashes length and thickness. I’ll remember to curl my lashes and see how the results are different. It is pretty deep black. It does not flake. I wouldn’t say it’s waterproof but it does take a little to wipe off. Plus it does dry quick.

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Now normally by itself it costs $24.00. But I got mine in a set I bought. I forgot the price and tried to look for it but I think the set was limited edition. I think. I can’t find the set. I will say I would pay the price for this. I say go ahead and give it a try. Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

Time for food!

Not only do I like makeup but I like food as well. I mean, who doesn’t? But lately I have been feeling not so well. So I decided to be healthier and eat better. I do exercise already. My eating habits were the bad part that made it difficult for me to lose the weight. But I got to be honest, it is a lot easier if I had support. It is not easy eating better when you’re surrounded by people who aren’t exactly on board with you. I live with other family members along with my fiance and daughter. So I technically cook for two other people. At this moment, my fiance makes more money than so he pays for the groceries. It’s hard to do the shopping when he’s not so…umm…on the same train as I am. It’s hard to cook two different meals at a time. I actually dislike it very much. It takes more of my time away from my family. I hate that.

So I decided to play around with recipes of certain dishes. So far I got a few recipes that they like. Which makes cooking time so much easier. So this post is going to be that. A recipe I made. It’s re-creation of lasagna. Before I give my recipe, I want to mention you can layer either with lasagna pasta or long slices of zucchini.

Vegetable Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • lasagna pasta (1 box)
  • zucchini (2)
  • eggplant (1)
  • celery (3 stalks)
  • mushrooms (10)
  • ricotta cheese (4 cups)
  • Prego sauce (1 jar)
  • spinach (2 cups)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese (1-1/2 cup)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Spray the baking pan or spread a little of olive oil.
  3. Cook the pasta until it becomes al dente.
  4. While pasta is cooking, starting slicing the eggplant and zucchini.
  5. Start chopping the rest of the vegetables.
  6. Drain the pasta
  7. Cover the bottom of the baking pan with the first layer of pasta (or zucchini)
  8. Next, layer the other ingredients like this, or however you like, eggplant, zucchini *if you don’t use it instead of the pasta*, ricotta cheese, mushrooms, tomato sauce, spinach, then pasta, veggies again.
  9. Once you finish layering, finishing by topping it with one last layer of pasta then sauce. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. Place it in the oven and bake for 45-60 mins.

The cheese will brown but you don’t want the cheese to cook too much, then cover with tin foil, with the foil bent a little.

I really do hope you enjoy this recipe. I mean if my fiance likes this vegetarian lasagna, then there’s a high chance a lot of you will like it. Leave a comment if you tried this and let me know how it came out for you. Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!