Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping Goodies - Inglot

Inglot!! I am so happy that I finally got a chance to visit Inglot. I was having so much fun shopping with my family downtown San Francisco and I was beyond excited to see that they opened a counter at the Macy's in Union Square. I wanted to swatch and try everything on! I started off with the basics. I got the 5 pan Freedom System Palette and the Rainbow eyeshadows. I knew I had to get their gel liners. I will have them all one day. I have been noticing that my MAC blacktrack fluidline has not been staying on my waterline so I will try this one out to see how it goes. I can not wait until I go back. I am going to start making a list! I feel so inspired to try out some new bright looks!

Freedom System Palette 5 Eye Shadow Square

With the eye shadows in place

(Left to Right - 118r , 119r, 103r)

(Left to Right - 104r, 106r)

Gel Liners (Left - 77 Right - 72)

Some pictures I took while I was browsing. I posted them on my instagram. I can't wait to try to some fun looks out!

Face of The Day - Browns

This was a look a did a few nights ago. I was going to one of my favorite restaurants, Benihanas, and I wanted to do a soft smokey eye using browns. I really liked how this came out. All eye shadows used were from Urban Decay's Naked Palette. Unfortunately, I did not get a lot of good shots with my eyes opened. Zoe was screaming that Mommy and Daddy needed to hurry up. The food was really yum!

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC25
Nars Orgasm Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF
MAC Lightscapade MSF
MAC Fix +
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Urban Decay Virgin eye shadow (Lid)
Urban Decay Naked eye shadow (Crease)
Urban Decay Buck eye shadow (Crease)
Urban Decay Hustle eye shadow (Outer Lid to contour)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Ardell Eyelashes #120
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family Haul

Hello! I was so excited for Sephora's Friends and Family Sale online & their special VIB Shopping Event in store. I swear for like a few days I kept adding and subtracting products from my shopping cart. Finally decided to get a few products that I have been eyeing for the longest time. I felt like it was Christmas morning when my package came! I also went to the VIB Shopping Event. I didn't think it was going to be crowded at all because the mall was super empty. Boy was I wrong. So many beauty addicts all crammed into a Sephora. It was really overwhelming at first but I was on a mission! I got a chance to spin the wheel and won a full sized perfume! I also scored an sweet Sephora tote bag! Here are my Sephora goodies!! What did you all get? Please share in the comments!

Clarisonic Mia in the Jaguar Print - I am so happy that I finally decided to get the Clarisonic Mia. Of course I had to get it in the animal print version. I read so many different reviews online, asked friends and family members and all of them had only positive things to say about this. I wear makeup everyday and even after I use makeup wipes I still feel like I have some on me. I have not tried this out yet but I am sure that I will love it!

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - This was one of those products that I kept adding and then deleting from my cart. Ugh I love Benefit so much and their high beam highlighter! I think I am softy for super cute packaging but I was super pleased when I tried this out. It gave me a gorgeous finish with a hint of light sparkles. I didn't need a lot of product to have it show up. It is perfect for all different skin tones.

Benefit They're Real Mascara - Perfect timing that I ran out of my current mascara and since this mascara came out I have been wanting to try! I feel that it does live up to it's hype. I wear false lashes everyday. When I don't wear them I feel so incomplete. I first curled my lashes and then applied the mascara. They really made my eyelashes pop! I love the tip of the wand because it is rounded to get the tough inner corners of my eyes.

The Original Beauty Blender - I am so glad that I decided to give in and buy the beauty blender. It gave me a flawless look and cut down the whole application time. It blended my foundation perfectly and was super easy to use. I also loved the pointed tip to reach those hard to get spots. I will be using this everyday before work to save a lot of time.

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish - Obsessed! I love this so much! I am on a mission now to get different colors of magnetic polish. Super easy to use and I love how I can control how bold I want it to look. Super fun designs. I think I love this more than crackle. I definitely recommend you all to try this! I posted a picture of my nails on Instagram. Please feel free to add me my username is Shannnyn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birchbox - November

1. Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Asbolue - It doesn't get cheerier than  this juicy scent, which is a modern update on the classic eau de cologne.
2. BORGHESE Fango Delicato Active Mud for Delicate Dry Skin - Sourced from Tuscany's mineral-rich hills, this Italian mud treatment revives dry skin on face and body with aloe vera, manjo butter, and vitamin E.
3. Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste - Pearly whites? Yes, please! This quick-working formula lifts away surface stains for a gleaming grin.
4. Zoya Nail Polish in Noel - This shimmery denim shade from Zoya's holiday 2011 collection fits just right - just like your favorite blue jeans.
5. Two Paper Dolls Ampersand Coasters - Our favorite letterpress studio adds a hip, playful touch to everything they do, from note cards to coasters.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Review - Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base

Official Description - - Get the perfect skin texture, instantly and all day. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced. The result is a unified matte finish that's flawless. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic
I absolutely love this primer! I have tried many different primers to help with my oily T-Zone!

I work long 8+ hours shifts at work and by the end of the day I was noticing that my foundation around my T-Zone area, especially my nose, was almost off. Believe me I thought I had tried all primers. Even super expensive ones but none of them were doing the job! I actually decided to try this primer out because of reviews that I was reading on Beautylish. I applied this primer on before I put my foundation and I was pleasantly surprised to still see my foundation still intact around my nose area. The only negative I could think of is that it is not in pump form. I get scared thinking of any bacteria build up so I use my Sigma F60 Foundation Brush to apply and wash it right after!

I definitely recommend this primer for anyone with annoying oily skin such as myself. I finally don't look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer at the end of my shift!! I also have been noticing this product always being sold out at my local Ulta and Target so I think a lot of people have been enjoying it as much as I do!

Where to buy - Ulta