Monday, December 19, 2011

NOTW-School of Hard Rocks

Hello everyone so sorry I have been M.I.A. I've been so busy getting ready for the holidays, preparing for my trip home and not to mention I have had a fever on and off for the past few days :(

I will be doing one more post until I leave for my trip since I will not be bringing my laptop home with me. I will be gone December 23rd-January 2nd!

Hope everyone's holidays so far are going well!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Perfect Red Lip Stick: Del Rio Aco

Winter is the one time of year to really break out the red lipstick. Here is my perfect red: MAC's Del Rio Aco

This was also my FOTD but with red lips instead. I'll do a post on this FOTD tomorrow or the day after :)

What is your staple red lipstick?


Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Kat Von D True Romance Palette-Saint

Hello everyone!

Today has been super productive for me. I made 2 sales in my Etsy store in less than 24 hours (huge accomplishment for me haha) and have been busy running around packing and shipping items off as well as selling all my books back to the school.

Since I didn't get to review this palette last Friday, I figured since today was so productive already, why not get more done? I apologize for the poor lighting--it's really gloomy and cloudy out today

First 4 colors: Heavens, Enjoy the Silence, <3, Downtown

Last 4 colors: Sunny, Pray for Me, Bookworm, Caravaggio



**I forgot to take a picture of the mini Autograph eyeliner pencil! Sorry!!

I bought this from Sephora about a week ago because I had always wanted to try Kat Von D's makeup. First impression was that the palette itself is just gorgeous. There is so much detail on the case. Does anyone else think of Anna Sui when you see the front of the palette or is it just me?

I also love the eyeliner pencil that came with this palette; it's super creamy and stays on the waterline fine :)

Here is what Sephora says:

"What it is:
A palette with eight eye shadow colors and an eyeliner pencil.

What it does:
A smoky eye adds an instant air of mystery—create your own with the True Romance Eyeshadow Palette. Designed especially for Sephora by reality television star Kat Von D, this artistic spectrum of shades will bring a touch of edgy-glam to your look. The palette's sleek compact is stenciled with imagery inspired by an old-world romantic place and itself is a tattoo-inspired work of art."

What I love:

*The packaging is so classy and adorable at the same time.
*The color range is nice--perfect neutrals for everyday but also darks to make awesome nighttime looks.
*The colors are incredibly pigmented.
*Stays on ALL DAY.
*Pretty cheap: only $35.

What I don't love:

*There are too many shimmery colors and only ONE matte shade! :(

My Rating:


The only reason it looses a star is because of there being only one matte shade. I wanted this to be my go-to palette for when I go on trips and such but since there is only one matte color, it was a real let down. Other than that, I love this palette!

Would I repurchase?

Honestly, yes I definitely would and will probably be purchasing more of her palettes in the near future!

Do you own this palette or anything by Kat Von D? What do you think of it?


Sunday, December 11, 2011

5 Products I Want to Try

Hi there!

Since I have been cleaning and organizing my home the past couple days to get ready for the holidays, I haven't had the time to really take any pictures or do reviews (sorry!) Instead, I decided to show 5 products that I really would like to try!

1.) Ole Hendriksen Truth Serum:


"What it is:
A high-potency vitamin C complex that prevents and corrects signs of aging while promoting brightness.

What it is formulated to do:
This amazing ten-percent vitamin C skin booster and antiaging treatment firms and smoothes, delivering more radiant skin. The weightless, fast-absorbing, oil-free formula penetrates to deep layers of the skin, offering instant and long-term hydration, nourishment, and antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors."

2.) Clarisonic Mia:

"What it is:
A travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush.

What it does:
From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it's changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic's soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface."

3.) Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Make Up:


"What it is:
A natural hydrating liquid foundation.

What it does:
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 blends 100% natural mineral pigments with Dior's exclusive, active mineralized water to deliver flawless, glowing skin that actually improves over ti me. By using advances in mineral makeup technology, this product will take your complexion to a whole new level."

4.) Phytophanere Dietary Supplement - Hair & Nails:


"Phytophanere Dietary Supplement - Hair & Nails
What it is:
A dietary supplement to fortify hair and strengthen nails.

What it does:
Harnessing the power of natural elements, each daily dose of this nourishing vitamin, essential fatty acids, and antioxidant blend promotes healthy hair growth, strengthens nails, illuminates skin, and fortifies (and lengthens) lashes. Hair regains its density and shine, and you feel better too!"

5.) Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish:


"What it is:
A revolutionary magnetic nail lacquer used to create stunning 3D nail art designs in chic metallic shades.

What it does:
Get the wow factor with this revolutionary polish that lets you create gorgeous nail art effects in just a few minutes using nails inc. Textured, special effects nails are big news for this season and the ultimate fashion and party accessory. Choose from three magnetic polishes named after iconic London attractions: Trafalgar Square (chrome), Houses of Parliament (purple), and Whitehall Teal (teal).

What else you need to know:
This unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles to create a pattern on the nail using magnetic forces. As the magnet is held over the nail, the iron powder in the formulation gravitates toward the magnet forming the pattern secretly hidden in the magnet for an astonishing finish. The magnet is included in the cap of the nail polish.

How to get the magnetic effect:
-Remove any oil from your nails by cleaning your nails with nail polish remover.
-Take off the over-cap that contains the magnet and set aside.
-There is an inner cap that you can use to apply the magnetic polish.
-Apply one coat of your selected nails inc. base coat.
-Then, apply one coat of your chosen magnetic polish on all 10 nails and let dry for a few minutes.
-To create the "magnetic effect," apply a generous coat of magnetic polish to one nail, and immediately hold the cap that contains the magnet over the nail. (Do this quickly while the polish is still wet. There is a small lip on the cap which should be placed just below your cuticle allowing the magnet to be positioned perfectly over your nail.)
-Hold very close to the nail for 10-15 seconds, taking care not to touch the nail with the magnet.
-Repeat on all 10 nails and apply a top coat to seal the design."

What are some products that you have always wanted to try? Have you tried any of these products? Comment and let me know!