Sunday, February 23, 2014

Makeup of the day!

This is yesterday's look of the day.

Products used:
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in 832 Nude Beige
Powder: NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat in 03 Natural
Bronzer/Contour: Milani Multitasker Face Powder in Tan
Blush: MAC in The Perfect Cheek
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light & Bare Minerals in Well Rested
Brows: Jordana brow powder in 02 Medium and Jordana Fabubrow pencil in 02 Medium Brown (just on the tail)
Eyes: Inglot in 393(on inner half of lid and as inner corner highlight), UD in Buck (in crease), UD in Naked (to blend), UD in Virgin (brow highlight), UD in Smog (outer third of lid to blend) and UD in Darkhorse (definition on outer corner and used as wing).
Eyeliner: Inglot 89 (on lower lash line), Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude (on waterline) and UD in Buck (to blend lower lash line)
Mascara:  Loreal Voluminous Original in Blackest Black over Covergirl Clump Crusher in Black
Lips: EOS lip balm under Milani Statement lipstick in Nude Beach (my HG lippie!!)

Curls are done using NUME 's 19mm wand ;)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Swatch/Review: Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains

One Megaslicks Stain coming right up!

Let's just get right into it, shall we?

Here are Wet n Wild's versions of the jumbo twistable lip pencils. I believe these were actually released before the NYC twistables. These claim to be a staining lip balm.

(L to R) 129 Nudist Colony, 125 Red-dy or Not, 126 Rico Mauve, 127 A Stiff Pink and 124 Lady and the Vamp
I believe there is one or two more shades in this range.

129 Nudist Colony - a skintone nude

127 A Stiff Pink - a bright cool pink

126 Rico Mauve - a pinky mauve

125 Red-dy or Not - a classic red

124 Lady and the Vamp - a plum

I didn't do any lip swatches with these because the staining power is no joke. And it'll be useless because the true color won't be seen.    

You can find these for $2.99 at your local drug store (Rite Aid, CVS or Walgreens) and if you're lucky, you can get these for $1.99 with $1/off peelies.

These lippies come in pencil/crayon twistable form and have a clear, plastic top. These tops are more secured than the NYC's because these actually will snap closed. The packaging for each is colored in the same color as the product (some are more true to color than others).

These babies are very buttery and glides on smoothly but because of it's buttery-ness, I feel like it can slide quite a bit (especially when rubbing your lips against eachother). These are also more sheer in pigmentation to me but they are very buildable (but keep in mind, the more you have on...the better chance it has of sliding around). They are very comfortable on the lips. These will leave behind a stain (not so much the nude though) once the shine wears off. I don't sense any scent in these pencils at all (or do I just have a bad nose? lol) 

 Have you tried this line? Which shade is your favorite? Leave me a comment below.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Swatch/Review: NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color

Every brand and their mother...sisters...cousins...are coming out with twistable lip crayons.
Today, I'm going to share with you the NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Colors (that was a mouthful!). I believe there's 12 shades total in this line and I have 9 of them.

(L to R) Nolita Neutral, Park Slope Peach, Brooklyn Brown Stone, Riverside Rose, Fulton St Fuschia, Ballroom Blush, South Ferry Berry, Gramercy Park Plum and Roosevelt Island Red.

Now onto the swatches!

Nolita Neutral - a beige nude
This one is a bit chalky looking because it's so beige and pastel looking. It's decently pigmented. This shade washes me out and makes my lips look ghostly and dead.

Park Slope Peach - a peachy nude
This shade is same as the one above in my opinion but I do like this one better bc of the peachiness.

Brooklyn Brown Stone - a neutral brownish pink. 
This is a "my lips but better" shade for me. This has to be one of my fave.

Riverside Rose - a pinky/rosy mauve
This one is more on the sheer side so you will have to build the color up.

Fulton St Fuschia - a bright pink
I didn't like the application of this one. It was uneven and didn't build up as nice as the others.

Ballroom Blush - a vibrant red pink
This one is beautiful.

South Ferry Berry - a bright true red
Nothing "berry" here to me but I love me a classic red.

Roosevelt Island Red - a red/orange
This is another sheer one but builds up nicely.

Gramercy Park Plum - a berry red plum
This is another one of my favorites. It's so rich in color!

You can find these for $2.99-3.99 at your local drug store (Rite Aid, CVS or Walgreens)

These lippies come in pencil/crayon form and have a clear, plastic, slide-off top. The top does stay on nicely but I'm not sure about just throwing it your purse for on the go. The packaging for each is colored in the same color as the product (some are more true to color than others).

The two nudes were more dry/chalky. I do recommend wearing a balm under these two.
Riverside Rose and Roosevelt Island Red were more sheer and needed work to build up.
Fulton St Fuschia didn't apply as evenly as the rest.
All the other shades were pretty consistent in feel on the lips and pigmentation.
All of them (minus the two nudes) are very creamy and comfortable on the lips.
The reds and berries do leave behind a stain but I didn't notice any staining with the nudes, neutrals or sheer shades. 

As far as wear time, after about 30 minutes to an hour, it does lose it's fresh glow. I say glow because it's not overly shiny/glossy. It dries to a semi matte finish. Color will fade if you eat or drink. Once the color sets, I do notice it will accentuate lip lines and/or any dry patches.

 Have you tried this line? Which shade is your favorite? Leave me a comment below.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My healthy Green Smoothie

 I love to eat but I don't eat enough veggies and fruits. I wanted to start eating a more balanced diet so I thought the green smoothie would be the perfect solution. I hesitated because I was unsure of how it would taste but honestly, it all depends on the ingredients you put into the smoothie. I was pretty surprise my combination of fruits and veggies turned out pretty good. Not only do I like it but so does my son!

My recipe:
1 hand full of Spinach
1 hand full of Kale
1/4 of a avocado
1/3 of a apple (I use Fuji)
1/4 of a mango
1/4 of a cucumber
3/4 cup of almond milk (vanilla flavored)
1 tbsp of pure raw honey
 1 tsp of chai seeds

Try it and let me know what you think. Leave me a comment below if you have a recipe that I should try. I like to venture out sometimes too. I've added broccoli and nutella to my above recipe before but I like it better without the 2 LOL ;)