Sunday, September 26, 2010

blue and purple fotd

philosophy the present
pur minerals foudation
lorac exposed blush
bare escentuals radiance color

smashbox muse palette: used the two blues and the light purple
mac plumage
ud sin and virgin
ud 24/7 liner in binge and zero
smashbox liquid liner pen
tarte lights, camera, lashes

eye brows
benefit brow zing in light

bare escentuals in destiny

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my first blog sale!

payment: i am only accepting paypal and payment must be received within 48 hours of me sending you an invoice
shipping: $2.50, i will be using usps with dc...if you spend $40 or more on my blog sale, i will not charge shipping...i am also only shipping within the united states
there are no returns

the best way to contact me is sending me a message by mua..i am under the name ssaarraahh

tarte picture perfect eye lash curler, BNIB- $8 **swapped**
tarte cheek stain in dollface, used 2x- $15
napoleon perdis auto pilot primer, BN no box- $20

urban decay heavy metal liners in glam rock and metalhead, used 15-20x each- $5
urban decay cream eyeliner in empire, used 2x- $10
urban decay big fatty mascara, BN no box- $10
urban decay big fatty mascara in purple haze, BN no box- $10
urban decay primer potion in eden, BN no box- $10 **sold**
urban decay surreal skin mineral make up in nirvana, BN no box- $15
not pictured: urban decay deluxe eye shadow in fishnet, used 8x- $8

cargo waterproof bronzer, BN no box- $15
cargo los angeles palette, each color used 4x- $15
too faced long stemmed lashed, BNIB, two available-$20 each
too faced galaxy glam e/s in deep space, probably 60% left- $5
too faced mood swing l/g in pink berry, used 2x-$10

smashbox eye lights in flash, green swatched 1x, other colors unused- $15
smashbox cream e/l duo in infamous, BN- $5
smashbox blush rush in charm, used 10x- $10
smashbox e/s trio in glow on, used about 10-15x- $10
smashbox double take lip color in sugar spice, lip liner used 1x, lip color used 2x- $10
lorac lotas lip in kissin, used 5x- $8
lorac on screen duo in rich and famous, BN no box- $8

lip fusion lip plump in goddess, BN no box- $10
stila perfecting concealer in shade B, used 5x- $10
stila smudge pot in black, SIB used 4x- $10
stila one step primecolor in Capri coral, SIB used 1x- $12
stila smudgestick in silverdollar, SIB used 1x-$12

mac togetherness e/s trio, BNIB- $20
mac alice and olivia l/g in if it’s pink, BNIB- $20

all nail polish are $2 each
sula paint and peel in berry, used 1x, and ruby, used 1x
sinful colors in bermuda sunshine, BN
orly happily ever after- 2x
china glaze in Caribbean temptation, BN
china glaze man matte finish nail treatment, BN
OPI in bastille my heart, used 1x
OPI in and this little piggy, used 1x
maybelline finish in onyx, used 1x
VS beauty rush, used 3x

all bare escentuals eye shadows are $5 each **all sold**

Sunday, September 5, 2010

bare face fotd!

this fotd is from september 3...
a mua'er asked me if I would put up a picture of myself without make up and I agreed. I actually do not like myself with make up; I usually am wearing a little if I do not feel like doing my whole face (and a little to me is mascara, brow pencil, tm, and lipgloss). My mom said she had skin like mine when she was younger, which I am happy about because I do not have too much problems with me skin; I get dry skin during winter, and then during summer it is normal, but I also have sensitive skin as well.

so here is me without make up:

and here is me with my full make up and my fotd:

pur minerals foundation
benefit coralista
smashbox concealer

ud virign and sin
smashbox muse palette
ud freakshow
us 24/7 liner in zero and crash
sb liquid liner pen
sb hyperlash
anastasia brow pencil

ud naked

Lips Of the Day: smashbox o-gloss

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

tarte eye naturale natural palette

When I first saw this palette, I knew I had to try it; the colors looked gorgeous. Remember, tarte is an all natural brand, so nothing like fragrance and synthetic dyes goes into any of thier products. I had never tried tarte's eye shadows before. They were so easy to blend and were creamy, and I actually had very little fall out from these colors. I first tested out the colors on my arm without primer and I thought "wow, these aren't very pigmented," so right there, I was a little shocked, but once you applied the eye shadows over primer, the colors pop and they are super pigmented. I would say that is the only not so great thing about these eye shadows. but I always use a primer anyways.

What I also love about the palette is that it is refillable. The eyeshadows actually have magnets on the back, so when you are finished with a color, you can order a color off tarte's website and you can pop it in your palette. How cool is that?!

this is the palette: it comes with :
10 eyeshadow colors, a double ended eyeliner pencil, and a double ended brush
(only $44)

the lighter colors

the darker colors

all the colors

my fotd using the palette

Lips Of the Day: urban decay naked

Friday, August 27, 2010

napoleon perdis make up!

if you look at a post i did last week, you would see that i love napoleon perdis lipsticks but i haven't really tried other items from his line (this is the higher end line--not the target np set). i finally got my make up actually done by a napoleon perdis make up artist. i asked him to give me a smokey eye because everytime i do smokey, its not that smokey. so he showed me exactly how to do everything and this is how it turned out:

napoleon perdis auto pilot primer
napoleon perdis china doll foundation
napoleon perdis patrol conceal it
napoleon perdis mosaic powder in bronzing and blushing

napoleon perdis color disc in black (#28)
napoleon perdis prismatic quad in #5
napoleon perdis china doll eye liner
smashbox hyperlash mascara

eye brows
anastasia brow pencil

napoleon perdis in hess

i loved the foundation and i usually do not wear liquid foundation but this was different. It is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish but it does not feel heavy and that is what i am always worried about if and when i wear liquid foundation. And it blends in perfectly, like it did not leave streaks. I also loved that you did not need to put a powder over the foundation as it does not need one (i have normal to dry and sensitive skin, so maybe with oily skin an oil-absorbing powder would be appropriate over this foundation).

Lips Of The Day: napoleon perdis lipstick in hess

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

oh hot weather!

why do i just love san francisco weather? it is always different and today happened to be super hot (88 degrees) and it was my first day of school but because i'm a nursing student, i had to wear scrubs...and i was so hot and the building i was in seemed to have no air going through it..not good

well i didnt want to feel like my make up was melting off my face today because it was so hot, so i wore very little and this is what i think one should be wearing on a hot day:

1. sunscreen always! on body and face...this is so important and it protects our body from the sun's damage
2. tinted moisturizer...i don't think on hot days we should wear a lot on our face because it might look like its melting or sweating off and it could also feel favorite tms are urban decay, stila, and smashbox (and i have hear laura mercier is good too)
3. a good waterproof mascara or a mascara that won't move during the don't want to have mascara under your eyes...which is why i also recommend putting very little or no mascara on bottom lashes
4. a great lipstain...lipstains are amazing and they do not move, so it is perfect because it does not feel like you are wearing much on your lips but you still get color and you do not have to touch up as much as lipgloss or lipstick
5. and if you want a little on your eyes, black eyeliner, but not a lot..just a simple black line on your top lashes

this is my fotd:
neutrogena face sunscreen
philosophy the present
urban decay tm with a little pur minerals powder over
smashbox concealer
benefit coralista

smashbox hyperlash

relvon just bitten lip stain in passion

Lips Of The Day: relvon just bitten lip stain in passion

Friday, August 20, 2010

swatches: stila long wear liquid lip colors!

i was really excited when these came out because i love bold color lipstick and it was long kind of thing! so i wore petal the first day ulta got it and i got to say that i really liked the brightness of the lip color but these are so drying on the lips, that i feel like you need to wear a lipgloss on top, even if it's clear, because the lip color just sits in your cracks in your lips.

stila's long wear liquid lip colors are a full coverage, matte finish lip color. these lip colors are long-wearing, just like they said; i had food and a drink at starbucks and the lip color still did look perfect like i did just put it on, so that is a big plus. i also wear the lip color without a lip liner and no feathering happened, which is great!

if you put the lip color on straight from the wand, it deposits a lot of color, so what i actually do, is put some lip color on my fingers and then go from my fingers to my lips; this seems to tone the color down a little bit.

note: these are the four that ulta carries; there are two more colors that i believe sephora carries

petal: pale pink
coral: shimmery coral
patina: warm nude
muse: natural mauve

petal liquid lip color
coral liquid lip color

patina liquid lip color
muse liquid lip color

Lips Of The Day: stila's long wear liquid lip color in coral