Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nail Polish of the Day-1

The New Black
Ombre Haze
This awesome set can be found at Ulta

5 mini nail colors
4ml each

These are the perfect shades of purple!  Purple is my favorite color.

Color applies easily and without streaking.


2 coats is needed to get the perfect color.
Here I applied the darkest on my thumb and went lighter towards my pinkie



Here I did the lightest on my thumb and went darker towards my pinkie

To finish off, I used JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Beauty Schooled-Ipsy Glam Bag-August 2014

Join Ipsy for only $10.00 a month to receive deluxe beauty samples
http://www.ipsy.com/r/4ba2
This month theme is Beauty School which makes sense because school usually starts right about now.  

Urban Decay
Perversion
Bigger Blacker Better

Full size is $22.00 at Ulta

3ml/ 0.1fl oz


Coastal Scents
Forever Blush
There are 18 Forever Blush Colors at CoastalScents.com

Left: Fresh
Right: Elegant
Full size price $7.95 (as of this post 8/15/2014 they are on sale for half off)

Pores No More Pore Refiner by Dr. Brandt

.25oz
Full size 1oz is $45.00 at Ulta

Lord & Berry
Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl Liner
0.02 oz
Full size is $16.00 and also comes in nude and white

Absolute New York
You're the Balm

Green Apple
12g
This lip balm also comes in Grape
Retails for $5.99 for a 2 pack




This month glam bag reminds me of a pencil case


Before using the UD Perversion Mascara


After using UD Perversion Mascara
one coat

My look using the both blushes, eyeliner, mascara, lip balm, and pore refiner.

When I fist looked at my glam room I did not think I was going to like anything in the bag.   Now that I have had a chance to use the products I totally love everything in my bag.  I am not a fan of lip balms where I have to use my finger, but I really like this lip balm.  I think it might even replace my favorite EOS lip balm.  The mascara is awesome since I have very short eyelashes.  The blushes were so pretty and pigmented.  The eyeliner is soft and applies smoothly.  The pore refiner is very light and makes your skin feel silky and smooth.  Overall I was very pleased with my Beauty Schooled Glam Bag
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your summer!
xoxo
Christina



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tarte- Amazonian Clay Foundation

I have  been seeing videos about the Amazonian Clay foundation by Tarte.  Last Monday I went to Ulta to buy it.  I tend to be budget friendly when it comes to buying foundation.  I usually buy Loreal or a BB cream by Garnier or Ponds.  I decided to splurge a little.  I think we all need to spoiled every once in a while.
So when I went to Ulta, there wasn't really anybody on the floor to help me match my color.  I ended up getting medium tan honey.  An associate told me I could return it if it was not my right shade as long as I had my receipt.  I tried it out a few days later and loved the coverage and feel but the color was not my shade.  It was actually way to light for me.  I went back this week to exchange it and to get my free birthday gift from ULTA.  If you read my birthday post I had to get an email from Ulta and print it out to receive my free birthday gift.  I called their customer service number and the operator emailed it to me right away. So I printed that out and was on my way to Ulta.  This time
I chose the shade tan-deep-sand ( tan to deep skin with yellow undertones).  I also had one of the girls  test it on me as well.  I really didn't want to spend $32.00 on their brush so I bought the Real Techniques expert face brush.  I bought the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing powder in translucent.  This is my first time using these product but so far I love the finish of both the foundation and powder.  Although I did make a big mess using the loose powder.  Here are some pictures of my face using the products.

Notice the zit on my cheek. One reason I chose the Amazonian Clay foundation is because I have spots under my eyes and cheeks  that I want to try to cover up with out using so many products.


Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15

Real Techniques expert face brush
as you can see the foundation concealed the zit and gave me a even complexion.  It didn't cover the spots completely but it did even out my skin tone.



This is look after applying the finishing powder.



And this is the completed look.  Even though the foundation is full coverage; it does not feel thick.  It feels natural.  

This is the free CK one Mascara in black.  Its a full size product.  Just remember to print your birthday email to receive this.

These are the products I used today.

**UPDATE**
I have been wearing this foundation for a little over 7 hours.  So far I love it. Yes I am oily on my T-zone but thats normal for me.  I have not touched up my makeup since applying it this morning. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Build-A-Bear Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

I mentioned last week that my son and I went to Build- A-Bear to get Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  They were out of stock and wouldn't get another shipment in until September.  An associate told me I could order on-line unstuffed.  I never knew that  they could be ordered unstuffed.  I placed my order last Wednesday and received him on the following Monday.  When ordering on-line you have the option to order stuffed or unstuffed.  I ordered unstuffed because I love the look on my sons face while he is creating his Build-A-Bear. The"house" and everything I ordered came in a brown shipment box through USPS.  There was free shipment on orders $40.00 or more.  Mikey was $35.00 with the nunchucks.  I ordered a music box for $7.00.

Unstuffed Mikey, numchucks, music box, and certificate

Birth Certificate

 

TMNT music box



video
TMNT theme song
you may want to lower the volume








                                                     




Unstuffed Mikey-Front

Back

Build-A-Bear patch on his paw

face

Mask


Turtle shell



So we just got back from Build-A-Bear.  Here is Mikey!!

This is where the magic happens. He picks the heart and ...

rubs the heart on his heart

rubs it on his knee to let Mikey know that he needs him

Then the fluffing begins



 music box was inserted where his hand is.
Now we are ready for Friday to watch the  TMNT movie


Mikey-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Check out my posting on how I decorated Alex's 6th birthday party. It was a TMNT theme too!