Friday, August 15, 2014

Deets on my City Color Cosmetics haul.

Hey Guys... 
Makeup Makeup Makeup!!! Of course I have been watching YouTube videos... as always and I came across a brand called City Color Cosmetics!! I watched a few videos and I was sold!!  I am a makeup junkie... I just can't stop. But at least I am using it more now!!! Anyway, I checked out the website and found A LOT OF STUFF!!! The prices are amazing and the products a not that bad either! Once I got everything unpacked I decided to use a couple of the products for a look... 95% of them were great. The Curl Mascara just didn't work out to be what I wanted. I did like the brush tho... but the product wasn't what I like in a mascara.  I did a haul video for these, but I forgot a few items. The Smokey palette and the Be Matte blush in Blood Orange. 

 The Smokey palette has 12 small circular eyeshadows.  Looks like 2 mattes, 3 satins and the rest are like a velvet or frost. 2 double ended sponge applicators are included. This palette doesn't have a mirror... but that looks like the only thing that is missing. I did mini test of the colors and they are pretty opaque (I used the sponge apps... which normally sucks in the color so I am excited for when I use a brush) I should have taken these pictures next to items so you could tell the size, but since I didn't I will tell you that this palette is about the size of an iPhone 5. 

The Intense Blush Quad in collection 2 is the coral quad. All 4 are super pigmented!!  Use a smaller brush tho. Just because these are a bit powdery. A round flat brush like the MAC 109 or Sonia Kashuk brush like this will do nicely!! I totally plan on getting the other 3 collections. This collection feels smooth, finger swatches are good on even bare skin. Of course the colors will not be this pigmented on the cheek with a round brush... but you could surely build up the color to where you would want it. The deep coral one is really interesting!

Listen I wish I could tell you that this is a quad to travel with.... but it's just soo big!!  See my video to see this puppy next to my face.  Watch my haul video on YouTube to see. Speaking of the video I forgot to show two products The Smokey palette and then the Be Matte blush in Blood Orange. Just the name is interesting enough.  I haven't tried this blush on the face yet, but I put a brush to it and applied to the back of my hand. It runs a bright coral color.  I need to start wearing this soon for it's all most the end of the summer. Not saying you couldn't wear this all year around, but alone.. I think mid September is the max.  Well that is it for this post... I hope you guys watch my video below to hear more thoughts and visit the City Color website!!!

NOTES: I purchased all of these products. These are my true thoughts of the products so far.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Lipstick Day 2014

So today was National Lipstick day!!! I did a quick video, of course and here is the list of the shades that I spoke about in the video:

1. Be A Lady
2. Treasured
3. Viva Glam II
4. Viva Glam Nicki 
5. BeachBound
6. Amorous
7. Violetta
8. Quick Sizzle
9. Courting Lilac
10. Up The Amp
11. Smoked Purple
12. Heroine
13.160 Fifth Ave. Fuchsia
Any questions about what to pair with each lipstick just let me know here or on Youtube!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Sonia Kashuk 15 yr Anniversary Brush set 1st look

I know it's been a long time.... but I'm in my makeup space again... so I thought I share one of my newest hauls from Sonia Kashuk.  15years is a pretty good time in the business and purple is an amazing color... so how can we go wrong!!  Thanks for watching... make sure you makeup people follow me on Instagram so you can check out more pictures and haul links!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Incase any of you Beauty Gals are into crafts

Hey Beauty people! I started a new blog about my Scrapbooking called Crafty Scrappy Mamas!!  As an opening number I am having a Giveaway!! Jump on over there... follow the blog if it suits you, vote and be entered into the Giveaway!!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Makeup for the Busy Mom

       Wow it has been a while! But from the title you can see what I have up to! Busy busy Mom here... and I noticed how easy it is to let ones self go.... I was rocking some CraZy eyebrows a few weeks ago! Then I just got sick of looking like I was so run down.
Here are the steps I took to getting back on track!!

*Cleaned out my collection. I tossed mascara, lipglosses, and liquid foundations.
*These wipes are fast and dual textured!
*Cleaned and separated my brushes. I took a hard look at which brushes I was really really going to use daily. The rest I put in brush rolls. This might not be something you have to do... but I have well over 100 brushes ...rut ruh.
*Lined up my skincare. I switched from face washes back to remover wipes and Aveeno's pre-everything disc. I find those quick and I can use them with one hand;-)
*Moved some stuff around. I no longer have a makeup desk... (I know right!!! But the new baby needed a spot to sleep:-)) So things like MAC Brush cleanser and Fix+ moved into the bathroom. Note about bathroom storage. It is best to only keep products that are not temperature sensitive AND covered or sealed there. Brushes and general makeup can get bacteria build up fast. If you must store in the bathroom... move items as far from toilet and tub as possible. And just for extra protection spot clean brushes before use.
*I went back to basic makeup. It has to be fast when it comes to being busy... or I guess I could wake up at 5am (yeah right) So it's just clean, prep, foundation, brows, long lasting liner, mascara, touch of blush and I have been using liner to fill the lip then adding a gloss. Done! Some this like this...

*The last thing I did was trim my makeup bag... I now carry the bare essentials in the makeup bag since I now have diapers and wipes also in my purse!!

Trust me it was super hard going from full face to not a scratch... but coming back to a happy medium was great. I also plan on visiting my old store to see the new trends... so I can start feeling connected again!!!
Being a mother of 3 little boys (who are crazy, but fun) is hard work... but not impossible! And looking halfway decent is possible.
Tell me how you moms out there do it? Share some of your secrets below!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

pH MatchMaker Lip gloss pictures

in store package

"Full-Size" mirror

LED light button!

Thanks for checking out these pictures! See my First look video on YouTube!