Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review - Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Official Description - Buttery balm with beautiful color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips. 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated.
Hey everyone! So I totally gave into the hype and bought the new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter. Emma Stone looked beyond beautiful on the ad and I wanted to have lips just like hers! When I got to my local Ulta they were sold out of the one that Emma was wearing in the ad which was Peach Parfait. Major bummer. The two that I did manage to snag were Creamsicle and Tutti Frutti.

Creamsicle - I was first drawn to it because it looked like a gorgeous nude that I could wear on a daily basis to work. When I put it on my lips I was a bit surprised on how sheer it actually was. I looked a bit washed out to be honest. Perhaps if I was to pair this with a more darker nude lipstick it would show up more better.

Tutti Frutti - First of all I want to state how sad I was when I first got Tutti Frutti opened I accidentally chipped a huge chunk off with the top. I took a chance because the color looked pretty vibrant from just looking at it. The color was super pretty on my lips. I can totally see myself wearing this out without worrying about doing too much.

Overall - My lips felt so good wearing this! They glided on perfectly and made my lips feel super smooth. I wore them Tutti Frutti for a whole day and it did not wear off. After when I wiped it off my lips felt soft and not chapped at all. I definitely recommend these lip butters. They make your lips feel fabulous and smooth. I can't wait to try more shades!

Left to right - Creamsicle and Tutti Frutti (with a sad chunk taken off)


Tutti Frutti 

Review - Two Faced Shadow Insurance

Official Description - Your full coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing and smudging. Our skin-soothing formula evens out skin tone and smoothes fine lines to create a perfect canvas for shadows. Color is intensified and locked down until you take it off.
I have been using Urban Decays Primer Potion for many years now. I love it so much. I was always interested in giving Two Faced Shadow Insurance a try. I have seen so many youtubers use it and read a lot of positive reviews. When I heard that Ulta was having a sale on it for half off for their 21 Days of Beauty promotion I thought that was a perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I had never used the squeeze tube kind of primer and was used to applying it on with an applicator. It was actually a lot better applying it with my fingers because I got an even application on my lids. I then applied my eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner. I had a full day of work and towards the end of my shift I went to the bathroom to do a check for any crease lines. My eyeshadow still looked fresh and vibrant!

At first I was a bit torn on which eyeshadow primer would become my "go to primer" but in the end I have decided that although Two Faced Shadow Insurance worked lovely for me I will stick with Urban Decay's Primer Potion. What are some of your favorite eyeshadow primers?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Faces of The Day - NYE and Totally 80's look

Hey loves! It's a new year! I love the holidays but I am kind of happy that they are over. All of the over eating was really starting to take a toll! We are looking for a new place. I am beyond excited! Zoe is becoming more adventurous so we need more space.

Here are some looks that I did for a New Years Eve and a Totally 80's Themed birthday party that I went to awhile ago. You are probably wondering why I don't have any full face shots. First, I searched and could not find a decent one for both of the looks. Secondly, the main reason why I probably could not find a decent shot was because I am feeling really sad about my weight. I was eating right and going to the gym about 5 times a week. When the holidays starting coming around and the longer hours at work I just fell off track. I think I lost track on how many times my new years resolution was to lose weight. I am determined to do this. No diets or magical diet pills. It needs to be a lifestyle change. I need to become a better role model for Zoe.

Ok enough with all of the sad stuff. Time to move forward! Here are the looks!

New Years Eve Look
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Virgin Eyeshadow
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow
MAC Phloof Eyeshadow
LASplash Splash Proof Sealer
MAC Glitter Pigment (It was in a sample container ugh)
Inglot Matte Gel Liner #77
Ardell Lashes #120
Totally 80's Look
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Lime Eyeshadow
BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Color Palette for all the other colors
Wet'N'Wild h20 Proof Liquid Liner
Ardell Lashes #120