Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Favorites!!

This month I have been hauling like it's no one business, I have purchased SO many new items I wouldn't even be able to go through all of them! 

So I went through them and picked out a few that I just loved! & didn't really have anything like them before! 

First up is the NYX Butt Naked Eyes Palette

This palette is amazing! It has the perfect shadows to be able to create a very natural day look but also very dark and sexy night looks. 
The packaging is small and easy to store. You can carry it around with you. I actually took it 
with me on vacation and it fit in my make up bag! 

It comes with 15 eyes shadows, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, and 2 highlighters. 

I truly love this palette the only flaw I did find was the pink blush second from the left
it's pure glitter it makes your face frosty. Really ugly! So use the other three just not that one! 

I have never been a big fan of foundation, I always just stuck to my tinted moisturizers. 
 MAC's Studio Fix (NC40) and MatchMaster SPF 15 Foundation (2.0)
Changed my mind. I really like how they actually match my skin tone and look natural. 

I am the hardest person to match I am light skinned but have dark undertones. 

Studio Fix is a full coverage powder foundation. Which is surprisingly not cakey unless you over do it.  THIS IS NOT A SETTING POWDER. Do NOT put this over foundation you will
look ridiculous. 

MatchMaster is a the type of foundation that matches your skintone. The numbering is not like other makes foundations ex. NW25 or NC35 is either 1.0 or 1.5. It's very natural, build-able coverage.

Clockwise We have MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (medium plus), Too faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (Milk Chocolate) Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Blush in Radiant

These are my go to face products this month. 
 When I don't want to wear foundation I just use my MSF over concealer and call it a day! You can also use it to set foundation. It's sooo lightweight. 

I use my chocolate soleil bronzer all the time! It's one of the few matte bronzers out there. I love using this to contour and sometimes allover just to give my self a little bit more color. If it is a little pricey for some of you I would suggest Sephora Bronzer in Los Cabos. 

Radiant is a gorgeous blush. You can tap it on to your cheeks for just a hint of color or you could make it dramatic for night wear.  It's a great formula. Def recommend it.

These babies are my favorite lipsticks EVER!!! 
MAC Myth & Cream Cup
myth is an amazing nude. I like to apply and then blot with tissue and it give just the right about of nude so it doesn't look like concealer. 
Cream Cup is my all time favorite i will keep repurchasing it! It's the perfect mix of pink hues and a nude. I think it's flattering on all skin tones. 

 have always loved cream blushes. I think they are soooo easy to apply great for newbies!!
I saw both of these at rite aid. They're the Revlon Photoready In  Flushed and in Pinched. 
I love the formula and the pigmentation. You can build it to the intensity that you would like!  I think they are awesome for the summer

This is the make up bag I usually carry around . Its a LeSportSac, I love the print to it. It is small so it helps to keep to a minimum what I throw in my bag. 
Clockwise from the top:
Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara. This mascara as a second coat after L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black. Is AMAZING it gives me such full lashes. My new go to. 
MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in On the hunt- this liner is great when you want an ultra black liner. It is water resistant but not water proof (found that out at myrtle beach -__-)

Maybelline Great Lash Clear mascara- i love this stuff for my brows! i've also used it when I use fake eyelashes to mesh them together. 

Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Endless Pearl- love this for highlighting. 

Real Techniques- Foundation brush- the best concealer brush I own it's a bit to small for all over face foundation but for concealer it's the perfect size.

NYX Concealer in a Jar(03 light)- Soo creamy, and very pigmented. Love this all over my face.  when I don't want to wear full foundation. 

A heart mirror I carry around and my rite aid brand eyelash curler! :) 

I hope you guys enjoyed this! 

If you have questions or requests. 
comment below


Friday, March 2, 2012

These Lips!

FINALLY! I am blogging again. Sorry. I was going through a health scare and was not able to concentrate on blogging! I am doing well now and ready
to get back to it. 

Cleaning up my make up collection I came across a scary looking red lipstick that's actually a friends. Playing around I put it on & OMG i felt like a 
new person. 

New Perspective on Life why not a new Lip stick! 

The products I used were...

Concealers: Fit Me By Mabelleine in 10, and ELF Concealer Pencil In Light
Face Powder: MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Medium Plus
Bronzer & Blush: Sephora Bronzing Powder In Los Cabos and ELF Blush in Candid Coral
Eyeshadow :  Lancome Color Design quad; 
highlight- Positive 
Lid- vue 
Crease Lezard
Mascara: CoverGirl Lashblast Luxe In black&  L'oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black 


I used this Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick In Berry Queen. 
It goes on so well I really love it! I think I liked it because of the fact it wasnt
a super bright red. 

What I did was I lined the outside of my lips with concealer then used
and application sponge as a guide around my lip! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this look as much as I did :) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

OOTD: 2/17/2012

I am beyond excited I recently purchased a Nikon camera so my pictures will be a lot better!
Today's look is actually Melanie's work look. She works for Banana Republic so she gets to wear more casual clothing,  but the blazer she's wearing makes a pretty casual look more polished. This look would also look great with a heeled boot and a big bag!

  Blazer & Top: Forever 21

Jeans: Hollister Denim
Shoes: Bakers
Watch: Michael by Michael Kors
 Sunglasses: Walmart
Jewlery: Forever 21

If you have any suggestions please comment below!!! 

- Karen & Melanie <3

Friday, February 10, 2012

Double Trouble

Melanie and I finally had time to do our fashion piece!! We were going out for lunch with our mommabear and decided to camerawhore a bit to put up a double outfit of the day! 

Melanie's outfit
Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Scarf: Forever 21
Jewlery: Forever 21
Leggings: American Apperal
Boots: UGG Australia Classic In Chestnut 

Karen's Outfit
Jacket- NorthFace
Scarf-Forever 21
Jeans- Forvers 21 Deal Denim
Boots- Payless
Purse- Brash by Payless
*hair did two french braids with a bun and right before my neck*

& of course me and mels together

I hope you guys liked our Outfit Of The Day!

-Karen & Melanie <3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Weekend

Sorry I haven't posted anything I have SOOOOO many Ideas and like ZERO time. So I hope this week goes better and I have a hair and fashion piece up! 

I was devastated this weekend I broke out a bit because of one my foundations, but I did go out and buy new stuff so I can change my routine up! I talk about that below. I also finally dipped dyed my hair!!! I am excited! I love it!

I'm silly forgive me lol

My hair is naturally a light brown with blondish undertones, So I just dyed it a dirty blondish color to make the contrast! I will be making it lighter over time but for right now I love the subtle color!

I also went out to This really cool rocker bar in DC called the BlackCat. I didn't personally love my outfit but I loved my best friends outfit! lol So I do have to post it! 

She wore a leopard print cardigan, black leather shorts, opaque black tights, and Wedges. I loved it!!! 

On to the goodies I bought over the weekend!  

 MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural In Medium Plus. 
This is soo worth the $29 I paid for it. It's so easy to use. I am lucky to not have been a victim of acne so my face is pretty clear. This covers up redness. I just love it!

MAC Select MoistureCover In NW20 
 This concealer is sooo easy to blend. I love how a little bit goes a long way! Compared to my lancome concealer this is def my new favorite!

Sephora Bronzing Powder in Los Cabos (3)

I finally found a MATTE bronzer! lol I have a million super glittery ones but this one from Sephora is awesome I love how easy it is to blend and how you can use alot or a little bit depending on the look you want.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Two For The Day

Since Melanie is slacking in the fashion department because she is SO busy with school, She did promise for a post on Friday about how to look professional and stylish at the same time! so look out for that!

Today I had to go to work it is a very casual office so I am allowed to wear jeans and comfy clothes! 

This is my favorite scarf of all times! I love how the nudes and greys mix. I wish 
I know where it was from it was a gift from my grandmother it's from Italy.

I freakin LOVE sperry's I think I have like 3 pairs of these in different degrees of worn! lol
The are called the Sperry Bluefish in linean/Oat
They go with everything, Year round. Totally worth the 50 bucks. 
I am also wearing forever 21 Denim that I cuffed at the bottom

The jacket I am Wearing Is from
Aeropostale, I got on sale before christmas. I am soo sorry I don't have  great pic of it. It's so hard to take pics of yourself at the bus stop. lol

This bag is From Charlotte Russe. Sad part is that Today while I was shopping the strap actually broke!!!! :( 

I hope you guys like my look of the day! I will try to get my boyfriend to take a whole picture of the jacket, so you can see the whole out fit!!! 

-karen <3

A Little Bit of Everything

So today I went  out with my boyfriend to eat & like a sign from the man upstairs I was like OMG there's an ULTA right there! lol. SO I ran across and went crazy!!

I found some many goodies! 
I found this Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer Potion XL in Eden
on sale for 15 bucks, Just because the packaging was ripped! 
A lucky find!

Essesnce Forget it! 3 in 1 concealer
I really like the how pink helped on my face I do tend to have dark under eyes
so it did them become a little evener and helped me conceal them
Essence Gel Liner In Berlin Rocks
OMG this gel liner is 1.19. I really like it. I actually tried it alone and over a black pencil line 
I love the color.  I am very happy with it.
Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Eye Line Pen
For all you ladies that stuggle with not being able to do a cat eye with a gel or a liquid liner.
this is you the best thing ever. It is sooo easy to use You can make it thin or light! I really like it 
is literally is a carbon black, I will be make my first video review this liner!
Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Volume Mascara
 I like how dark it is. But compared to other mascaras Its alright. No complaints though.