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January 2014 Empties!

3 Feb

First Empties post of the year!!!!

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E.L.F Setting Spray – a staple

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New favorite!!!!

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DermOrganics Shaping Spray.  I used the shampoo and conditioner from this as well.  I like it.  Re-purchase?  Probably.

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Living Proof.  I like the Style Extender from this line better.  Purchase full?  Probably not.

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Dr. Brandt.  Reviewed here and here.

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Arbonne shampoo and conditioner – review to come. Purchase?  Maybe….

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Sorry the writing got all faded.  NYX HD Eye Shadow Base.  Another staple.  Reviewed here.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eye Liner.  This hasn’t been reviewed.   Re-purchase?  Maybe? If you would like a full review, let me know in comments 🙂

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Eucerin hand lotion.  This held up super well in the freakish Polar Vortex that hit Chicago in December.  Worse winter ever….but I digress.  Re-purchase?  Probably.

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Proactiv Mark Fading Pads reviewed here.  I would purchase these in a heart beat.  SO IN LOVE.

Lots of samples this month, but also some actual make-up!

Hope you enjoyed this trip through my garbage HAHA.

~Anna

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What I’m into right now – Brown Eye Liner

6 Dec

I received a double ended brown/black liner from Julep a while ago and I got one from Paula Dorf years ago.  I fall in and out of love with this shade, but right now I’m way hard into it.

Big bonus – you can go heaver on the liner for work.

It looks appropriate for fall/winter.

Blends nicely with other browns and neutrals for the season.

Since it isn’t as harsh as black, you can get away with a festive red lip at work as well.  Big bonus…this girl likes her red lips.  MWAH!

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How do you feel about brown eyeliner?

~Anna

October 2013 Julep Maven Box

15 Oct

Kassi and I disagree on our love of Julep…I love …Kassi not so much.

I am never disappointed in my Maven Boxes.  I always love the color picks and the beauty products.

This month is no exception.

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And the beauty product?  An dual eye liner and a sharpener.  One end is glittery brown, the other black.  The Black end is amazing for tight lining your eyes.   And I’m terrible at the tight line.

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These nail colors are crazy good.

~Anna

Review! Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil

19 Sep

Thank you Ipsy Glam Bag for September 2013!

I received a Starlooks lip liner in a previous Glam Bag, and I was happy with it.  It was smooth and creamy, and didn’t chalk or flake.

BUT, eye liner is a whole different ball game.  And I was hoping that the Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil would live up to the high standards of its lip liner cousin.

$12.00 USD

From Starlooks:

Dramatically emphasize your eyes with Starlooks’ intensely-pigmented Kohl Eye pencils! These ultra-soft liners glide across delicate lids without pulling. Try a smokey effect by blending outwards with a fluffy brush! Each extremely creamy Kohl Liner can also be used as a base on the entire lid. Impossible to choose between 10 stunning and super saturated shades!

My review:

This is a really nice dark rich black.  It lives up to every promise the company makes!  It’s smooth, it’s soft, and it lasts.

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I tried to smudge it with a fluffy brush as Starlooks advises and it came out really nice!  Check it out:

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This is a corporate work look, so I did’t go very heavy.  I used the Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil on the top and bottom lids.

I’m also wearing a light pink eye shadow on the lids.

I’ve work it without eye shadow as well, and with my NYX HD Primer it stays on pretty well.  However, the eye shadow holds in in place a bit better.  BUT, I have really oily eye lids.  If you are not me, this probably wouldn’t be an issue for you.

I was hoping they carry the liner in purple, but no luck.

If this was the last crayon eye liner I could ever purchase, I would be very happy 🙂

What’s your favorite eye liner?

~Anna

NYX – The Curve review

15 Sep

Last week I bought this enticing liquid eyeliner from NYX called The Curve.  It retails at $14.99 at Ulta, Target and online.

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Description: The Curve Liner in Jet Black by NYX has an innovative, ergonomic shape that makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof. The grip zone provides just the right hold to make application precise, secure and best of all…effortless
What it promises to do: Provides an ergonomic shape for optimal holding and easy application. Suitable for right and left handed application with universal shape. Skinny tip for precision lining. Excellent color pay-off. Quick drying, smudge proof, no feathering, no skipping, no running, paraben free.

How it holds up: Overall I really like this eyeliner but don’t actually think the shape helps that much – maybe if you are completely new to liquid liners.  [I was a teenage goth, so I like to think I’m a pro.  :)] It does smear if you rub it, so just don’t rub it.  I gave it the Disco Nap test and I still had it on when I was ready to go out, so it did have the lasting power it promised.  I made sure to apply NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer first thought.  It’s good but its not $15 good.  You can get the same pay off other drug store liners, so unless you have a coupon I wouldn’t spend the extra money on The Curve.

September 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag!!!

11 Sep

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I’m happy I finally got around to blogging about August because my Ipsy  September Glam Bag arrived yesterday….unexpectedly!  I didn’t think it would be shipped until next week since I didn’t get an option of a Sneak Peek this month.

So BONUS!  It was like a true surprise.  I had no idea what to expect.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

The bag is awesome!!!!  And I love LOVE the makeup bag this month.  It’s going in my purse tonight.  Bam.

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What I got:

Elizabeth Mott Mascara sample

Cailyn Lip Balm in Big Apple.  (I can’t wait to try this, the color is so gorgeous in the bottle)

Nyx eye shadow

Starlooks eyeliner in Obsidian

I’m really psyched for the lip balm.  I have Cailyn gel liner, and I’m so happy with the quality.  I expect nothing less from this.

Reviews of all products will happen!

What did you get in your Ipsy bag???

~Anna

Review! June Ipsy Box!!!

2 Jul

This month’s Ipsy theme was On The Wild Side.  I love this makeup bag.  So cute!!!!!!

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Double Duty Makeup!!!- Ben Nye Final Seal

24 May

Do you like a stronger setting spray that can transform your makeup?  Ben Nye is your guy!

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