Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hey everyone! I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays and is excited for the new year! As many bloggers have been doing this past week I wanted to do a favorite products of 2010. It was REALLY difficult for me to narrow my choices down to just one favorite per category so I decided to do a "winners" and "runner ups" and "honorable mentions". I chose not to go into descriptions of the products for the sake of a concise post, but if you have any questions about the things i mentioned just post a comment or email me and I'll answere asap. By the way, I don't wear foundation and I'm not very much into hair products because mine is very manageable, so if you notice those categories are missing that's why! Hope you enjoy! 


Lip Balm: 
Winner- Neosporin Overnight Recovery Lip Balm 
Runner Up- Blistex Medicated Lip Balm with SPF 15 
Honorable Mention- EOS lip balms 

Lip Stick: 
Winner- Estee Lauder Lipstick in Pinkberry 
Runner Up- YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Stiletto 
Honorable Mention- Estee Lauder Crystal Lipstick Quad 

Lip Gloss: 
Winner- NYX Round Lipglosses 
Runner Up- MAC Lipstick in Eclectic Edge 
Honorable Mention- DuWop Lip Venom 

Eyeshadow (Single): 
Winner- Clinique Buttermilk 
Runner Up- Nars Bali 
Honorable Mention- Pixi Nude Nouveaux 

Eyeshadow (Palette): 
Winner- Tarte Day to Night Palette 
Runner Up- Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box
Honorable Mention- Coastal Scents 88 Color Shadow Palette 

Eyeliner (Liquid): 
Winner- L'oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black (the only one I use!) 

Eyeliner (Pencil): 
Winner-  Clinique Liner in Blackened Taupe (comes out brown) 
Runner Up- YSL Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue in Velvet Black
Honorable Mention- Sephora Brand Liner Electro in Khaki Electro 

Eyeliner/shadow (Gel/Cream): 
Winner- Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Charcoal and Black 
Runner Up- Stila Smudgepot in Kitten 
Honorable Mention- ELF Shimmer Palette 

Winner- Covergirl Lashblast Fusion 
Runner Up- Arabella Stuart Perfect Lash  
Honorable Mention- Estee Lauder More than Mascara 

Winner- Benefit Posietint  
Runner Up- Sephora Blush in Rose Abricot 
Honorable Mention- Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Rosey 

Winner- Smashbox Artificial Light in Flash 
Runner Up- DuWop Doubleglow7 in Champagne 
Honorable Mention- YSL Touche Eclat

Winner- Sonia Kashuk Confidential Concealer in Light 

Skin Care: 
Winner- Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture with spf 15 
Runner Up- Kiehl's Ultra Protection Moisturizing Eye Gel spf 15 
Honorable Mention- Garnier Skin Renew Anti- Puff Eye Roller 

Cleansers/ Acne Products: 
Winner- Clearasil Rapid Action Pads
Runner Up- Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads and Ponds Makeup Removal Pads 
Honorable Mention- Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment 

Nail Polish: 
Winner- Revlon 85 Minted 
Runner Up- Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat
Honorable Mention- OPI Aphrodite's Pink Nightie 

Winner- Vera Wang Princess 

Ok, those are all my favorites of 2010! This year I got really into makeup and found so many loves... I hope you all did as well! 
Feel free to leave a comment telling me some of your favorite products of 2010 or a link to a post of them if you made one. 

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous new year :) 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Super Simple Green Look for the Holidays!

Hey everyone! I wanted to show you a look that I came up with while playing around with my makeup today. I think that dark, shimmery greens look absolutely stunning for the holiday season and this look is so simple to do! Enjoy! 

Eyes: -Stila Smudgepot in Jade (base) 
      -Stila Eye For Eye Palette (dark hazel and black shade) 
      -Sephora Shadow in Aspen Summit (inner corner) 
      -L'oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black Liquid Liner 
      -Yves Saint Laurent Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Velvet Black 
       (tightline and waterline) 
      -Estee Lauder More than Mascara Mascara 

Cheeks: -Smashbox Artificial Light Flash 
        -Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Rosey 

Lips: -Rouge Pur Couture in 9 Rose Stiletto
      -MAC Lipglass in Enchantress 

Thanks for reading and happy holidays everyone!! :)  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lovely Holiday Gifts for Makeup Lovahsss

Hey everyone! Since it's officially holiday season, I wanted to make this post showing you some makeup items that I think any makeup lover would enjoy as a present this year. Also,I've been stalking like a madwoman (because I'm so obsessed haha) and they have some really great holiday deals as well.  Enjoy! 

Coastal Scents 88 Shadow Palette: This is one of the most popular/infamous palettes out there in the beauty community because of it's quality, price, and wide range of colors. I believe the regular price is $24.95 but for the holidays it's reduced (I think the whole website is) to $18.95. The dime sized shadows are very pigmented with every color imaginable and perfect if you have a friend or loved one who is just starting out in makeup. I bought this palette when I first was starting my makeup collection and it's wonderful. The only downside is that you can only purchase online, the brand is not sold in stores as far as I know. Coastal Scents has TONS of other palettes, brushes, and makeup products that are really good quality so take a look for some great makeup presents! Coastal Scents website

Tarte Day To Night Palette: This is most likely my all time favorite palette. The colors are shimmery, blendable, and richly pigmented and whether it's a wearable day look to a super dramatic night look I can do it with this. It has really basic but gorgeous colors that I just can't get enough of! Ok, I just need to stop now because I really could go on about this palette all day! It also comes with a large mirror, a double sided eyeliner (not shown), an eye primer sample that I did not like (not shown, and an awesome double ended shader/crease brush (not shown) and an adorable purple case that I wish was a real clutch! This is an AMAZING deal for $44 and it would be an even better present in my opinion. Tarte Day To Night Palette

DuWop Exclusively Ours Gift Set: I'm pretty sure I'm going to do a full review on this gift set soon, but for the time being it's a 4 piece gift set that's exclusive to Bath and Body Works that has amazing products. It includes Venom Flash gloss, Doubleglow7(incredible product), Blushbooster, and a gold/champagne shadow duet. There are more details on the website, but as a $50 gift I think it's fantastic and comes with very basic, beautiful products that a true makeup lover would adore! DuWop Gift Set

Stila Smudge Pots Set: One of these at Sephora costs about $20, so for $32, this set is a ridiculous deal! Smudge Pots are a 2 in 1 cream shadow/liner product that I find pigmented, long wearing and they do not crease (wooo!). This set also comes with a liner brush that I haven't used, but it doesn't look that great. The four smudge pots are in the famous shade Kitten (love this), Violet (shimmery true violet), Black, and Starry Night (navy with multi colored reflects). Smudge Pots
Birchbox: I discovered this website after watching a video missglamorazzi on youtube made raving about it. Birchbox is essentially a website where for just $10 a month you receive random deluxe samples of high end cosmetic and skincare brands. In my first order, I got a heat protectant for my hair, a tinted moisturizer (although the shade is too dark for me), Stila lip   glaze in Kitten, and a perfume. If there's a product that you fall in love with and want the full size version of, you can also buy it on the website with redeemable points (I'm not totally sure how the point system works so check out the website). It's such a great gift because whoever you give it too will feel like they're getting a gift from you every month of the year! Birchbox


Yves Saint Laurent Sephora Exclusive Holiday Set: I recently got this set from Sephora, and I can not say enough what a great deal this is. The beloved and infamous Touche Eclat alone is $40 but this set is just $65! It comes with 
Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Stiletto (rich berry rose), Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, Touche Eclat in 2 Luminous Ivory (for fair to light complexions with yellow undertones), Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in Velvet Black, and a chic black pleated evening clutch. All the products are really high quality, and they feel so luxurious haha.... its YSL! This makes a really great gift for the holiday season because it's beautiful products with just as beautiful packaging. YSL Gift Set

 Boy, this is a long post! Hope this helped give you ideas of gifts for this holiday season... thanks for reading :)