Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

e.l.f little black BEAUTY Book of makeup!!

So I was at my local Target when I stumbled upon this great little display of e.l.f. cosmetics!! If you are unfamiliar with e.l.f (eyes lips face), they are primarily found at Targets and more of their products can be found on their website. The prices are extremely affordable and they are often over looked because of them being so budget friendly. Many of the products that I have used have been wonderful. An example, their brush cleaner is $3 and it's absolutely wonderful. They have a matte lipstick that I got for $3 and I absolutely love the formula and color. The black gel liner also $3 is one of the creamiest and smoothest formulas that I have found.
So when I saw this on the display I just had to get it.

The size alone is just precious! it fits comfortably in your hand and has 48 eye shadows to choose from. The warm phython edition was the one I choose and it cost me $6.99! There is a little mirror inside as well which would be great for travel. The color selection ranges from warm earthy tones to more colored jewel tones.

- This is one side of the palette. So as you can see there are some pinks and purples,blues, greens and even great highlight colors!!

The other side of the palette that has the mirror has alot of great neutral warm tones to work with!

The exterior has a darling little python skin and the quality of the packaging is amazing and it will protect your shadows from cracking if you do decide to travel with them!

Overall, great bang for your buck! Tons of colors to choose from. The quality of the shadows is great. They have great color pay off. I did not experience any creasing with them, although I did prime my lids prior to applying.
I just think that it's great to have in your collection.
The other two that I saw , one had more cool tones and another also had warm tones but I could not pass up the super cute python exterior!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

MAC Haul : Cool Essence collection

This one color in particular caught my attention from this MAC collection. I had to go down to my local MAC counter and see this color in person , but I was certain that it would have to be a part of my collection.

This color in the pan looks like a lime green color but it's so striking!!! I had to have it and after seeing this color in person it's more amazing. I'm not sure that the pictures will do it justice but it's such a gorgeous color. When you apply this color the color is very wearable. I know that sometimes MAC comes up with colors that are not always wearable to the office but this color on the eye can be worn to your office.

The color looks very brilliant on the eye! Any eye color will make your eyes pop. Especially if you line your eyes with a black liner and make sure to have gorgeous thick lashes on!! A great crease color to go with this can be a nude color if you want the eye shadow to be the focus or you can use a more red brown color to add to this. I think that this color will be beautiful well into fall.
Swatched on my hand you can see that the color is very wearable. For the fall I added a beautiful burgundy eyeliner and some false lashes and this really made my eyes look gorgeous.

Here is the best part of this shadow which by the way is called 'Brilliantly Lit", is that it has a very cool sensation. It almost has a liquid consistency but really it's just like a regular eye shadow!!

Great product and color that I can't get enough of. If you are looking for something unique to add to your collection this would be the one to add!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nook Simple Touch with Glow Review

So I have been a fan of ereaders for a long time. Initially I thought that it would be difficult to part with 'real' books. I love turning the pages of a book and the smell that books have. I just love books! When amazon came out with the kindle I thought there was no way that I would want that. But somehow I was on the waiting list for one and got my self an e reader. This started a whole new way of reading for me. I could carry around multiple books because the ease of carrying one around was just amazing. For some reason one day I decided I miss real books and sold my kindle on ebay. About two years ago when I was walking through my local barnes and noble there it was again, an e reader.
Barnes and noble had this pretty display with all these colors and a representative that was there, well naturally I was sold! I bought the simple nook touch. I absolutely loved that thing. I was downloading from the library and from barnes and noble. I convinced several people that they needed to buy one as well and they did!! I started lending books and just became obsessed with books even more than I was before!!
Until about a week ago......
We took a trip up to Michigan and I was so excited to lay around all day and catch up on my reading. Enjoy the fresh air. Well when dusk began to approach I realized quickly that the one thing I forgot was my book light!! I was so upset!! So naturally we came back into town and I had to order the nook with the glow light!

I can not rave enough about this product!! It has the most perfect amount of light that shines on my reading so I can read whenever where ever. Was I concerned about battery life? Heck ya I was but Nook has some incredible folks that work there because they figured out how to make the battery life even with the glow on last you about a month!! Why do I feel like this is the superior e reader on the market?
~ It's light weight. I never leave home without it. I always carry it in my purse and fire it up if I'm waiting at the doctors office, on my lunch break, a line at the nail salon, you name it and you can always have your nook. The size is slightly bigger than an adults hand

~ I love the e-ink technology. For those of you who think that you can't do away with books. Well just pick this up at the barnes and noble and you might think twice about it.

~Reading at night is a wonderful experience. I can turn on the glow light and read comfortably. The light weight of this product does not hurt my hand or wrist.

~ Downloading books from the library is one of my favorite parts of owning a nook. I do like to purchase my books, especially on Fridays because there are so many discounted books, but borrowing from the library is almost like an adventure. You may have to be put on a waiting list, but sometimes the anticipation of things is fun. We are so use to getting everything when we want it that having to wait for something feels like a bigger reward in the end!!

In all I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you pick this product up!! If you love to read or are someone who sometimes reads but you don't always remember your books or just forget this will make you fall back in love!!

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