Monday, September 26, 2011

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner pencil Swatches

So, I'm a little late on the Urban Decay 15th anniversary 24/7 Liner set Swatches, but I have time and nothing to do, so why not. This set retails, or should I say retailed because I checked the site and couldn't find it, for 92$. Which is really pricy for a eye liner set, I think this was the most expensive I have ever saved for. It comes with 15 full sized 24/7 eye liners and a Grind House sharpener. The shades range from everyday wearable shades to fun bright colorful shades, As you will see in the picture below. I will also take through ever pencil on how I have used them myself.

Midnight Cowboy, Corrupt, Stash, Zero, Asphyxia, Mildew, Bourbon, Perversion, Rockstar, Stray Dog, Electric, Uzi, Binge, Baked, Ransom

Binge is a metallic navy blue, I usually add this to a neutral eye for a pop of color or put a navy eyeshadow and use as a color booster, or put it in the inner corner when doing a smoky brown look, which I love to do :)
Rockstar, to me looks like a burgundy wine color and is my first experience with this kind of color. Ways I have found to use it is as a liner with neutral eye look, sometimes I would smoke it out for a sultry look. Or placed under a similar color to boost the color, or when wearing a mauve pink eyeshadow, I would use this a liner instead of black, for a more softer look.
Corrupt, looks to me like a earthy brown with little bits of shimmer. I have so much fun with this color, I use it instead of black with neutral looks or I use as a base for brown eyeshadows or I use as a liner with smoky navy blue looks.
Baked is interesting color for a liner, I have never come across a liner like this, it is a metallic bronze color. But I have found some uses for this, under a bronze eyeshadow for a color boost or put in the inner corner when doing smoky navy looks, which is my favorite way to wear it :)
Perversion is the blackest eye pencil I have ever owned, I say this because I have a gel liner that is black as this pencil. I pretty sure you all know the many way to use a black liner, but I will write down them anyways, I wear this liner with almost every kind of look, place under with similar or other colors and place it in the water line.
Bourbon is a metallic soft brown, if that can be possible. And like a black liner, this color is pretty much fool proof, but I'm going to write the ways to use it anyway. I wear with neutral looks for a more softer look, sometimes I smoke it out for an easy sultry look or under similar colored shadows.
Ransom, to looks like metallic violet, this is one of my favorites in this set. I love to wear this with a light purple eye shadow as a wash of color and this as a liner, it make my brown eyes pop! I also wear as liner with a neutral eye look for a pop of color or place under a similar colored eyeshadow as a color base.
Stash is dark olive brown color and also a color I have not come across for a liner anyways. Although I have found a few ways to use it, I wear this with a natural eye looks for a more softer look than just using black or place under similar eye shadows as a color base.
Zero is black(obviously..^_^;;) with a hint of brown, well it looks like to me. Like Perversion, you all probably know how to wear this, but because I run this, I can write if want :P I wear this as liner with every look imaginable and some use it as a color base with different colors or similar colors.
Stray Dog look to me a charcoal brown and I have to admit that I only have one way to use this color. I'm sure if I experiment more, I could find more ways to use this color, but for now, I just use it instead of black with neutral looks :)
Uzi is charcoal grey and is one of my favorites in this set. I love wearing this with light lavender looks, with natural looks instead of black or under similar eye shadows as a color base.
Mildew is a metallic olive green and I didn't think I would like this liner, but it's actually ones of my favorite liners in this set. I pop this in the inner corner with dark green or olive smoky looks, under similar colored eye shadows as a base color, or by it self with natural looks and/or smoked out for an easy smoky look :)
Midnight Cowboy is a shimmery pink beige and when I first looks at this liner, I though to myself "How the heck am I going to use this?" but this has become one of my most used and favorite liners. I pop this in the inner corner, I use this as a brow highlight, I place under similar colors as color base or use to highlight my face sometimes :)
Asphyxia is a shimmery fuchsia liner, this one of my favorites and possibly the only reason why this set caught my eye. Because this reminded me of a color in my pro color palette that I love, they ways I love to use this: When doing a smoky purple eye I pop this in the inner corner or I wear this under similar colors, or wear as a liner with neutral looks.
Electric is a shimmery cyan blue liner, this is one my favorites and possibly the reason I convinced my husband to let me have it :) Cyan is his favorite color and he loves it when I wear it. I wear this under similar colors as a color base, in the inner corner with navy, purple, pink and other colors for a pop of color or as liner with neutral colors instead of black liners.

This is probably the best investment I have ever made, I love these liners and have many uses for them. Unfortunately they don't have it in stock at the online store, but maybe if you are lucky you can find at a sephora near you. I thank you for reading and hope this was some help. Love you all and hope you are all well and happy! Until my next post, Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Trend FOTN!

It's time for a late night FOTN, I was up watching tutorials for fall trend looks and the one the I liked the most was one by TiffanyD
So I decided to recreate it :)
MAC e/s in Era
Profusion palette #5
UD 24/7 liner in Rockstar
Black e/s
MAC liner in graph black
Revlon grow luscious mascara
ELF color correcting powder
ELF Bronzing and blush duo
Pink lip gloss
Thanks for reading, hope you like it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

First impression: Profusion Eyeshadows

I don't know if this still counts as a first impression, because I have tried their eyeshadow before and I was not impressed. But I saw their display at Walgreen's and saw that they had a few palettes. So I said what the heck, it was only a 1$, so I grabbed the one with the neutral colors. As I opened it for the first time, I see that there was some big chunks of glitter as you can probably tell in these pictures. But when I went to swatch, hardly any of the glitter stuck to my hands, these eyeshadows are also kind of powdery, so that also something to watch out for. All but 2 eyeshadows has good color pay off, some of the lighter colors are a bit sheer but could be built up till desired color. Over all they are good eyeshadows, should you run out and get all of the palette right this second? No, they are not that great. But if you are at Walgreen's and want to give them a try for yourself, go ahead. And if you end up not liking them, they were only a dollar, so there no big money being spent. Oh, while I was looking at these palettes, I saw that Walgreen's had some ELF palettes too :)

First impression: Revlon Perfect Heat 1" Curling Iron

Today I recieved my new curling iron from the very nice mail man, I bought it online from walmart. Since I had just opened it and had some time, I decided to do a first impression for you guys.
Curling iron price: 9$
Heat up time: 5 mins
Hair length: little past shoulder
Hair type: thick
Style time: 20 min
This won't be a full on review because this will be based on my first use of this iron, but from my first use I love it. For every lock of hair, which was 5" long and inch thick, it took a few seconds for my hair to be hot to the touch and my hair is thick for reference. It's very light for handling, which is good because I'm weak and it took about 10 mins to cool down enough for me touch it and put the little cover that it came with. Over all, from first use, I love it but I will give a more indepth review at the end if the month for those who would want it :)

And this my hair after 12 hours after curling it, mind you I have curly hair already.

I'm pretty with the end result :)

Nail tips!

I know that maybe that the things here might not be news to some of you(probably most of you who read this will just see it as a been there done that) But if you want figure out how to repair your goopy nail polish, keep reading. So, a couple days ago, I was looking through my nail polish collection and noticed that some of them were getting thick and goopy. I didn't want to throw them away, so I went looking for a way to save them, I heard that adding nail polish remover makes them less goopy, but I came to discover that ruins the product. The best way, from doing my own research, is to buy nail polish thinner, which you can find at Sally's beauty supply, I found one at for 7$, which seems reasonable, considering you only need a few drops to restore your goopy polish. Another thing I discovered by reading, that a China Glaze nail polish does not get goopy, no matter how long you have it, so I decided to test that theory, I happened to have a China Glaze nail polish in Sangria for 4 years. So I pulled it out and opened it and sure enough, it was still the same consistency as if l just bought yesterday. And I know that thought of spending 7$ on a bottle of nail polish is disgusting, I don't even like spending more than 4$ on a bottle of nail polish and I don't :D So i'm going to give a few good links where you can buy China Glaze and other great brands of nail polish.
Also if you look on, you can also find some China Glaze for as low 1$!
And of course, what's a nail blog without some pictures :)
On my nails toda