Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 2011 Favorites :)

Hey guys :)
Here are my June Favorites.
I wanted to give you guys a break from all the polish posts and give you something with a little beauty and a little bit of the polishes :)

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Brushes
- I really have been loving these brushes. Nothing much to say, just pure love :D

• ELF's Studio Powder Brush - I just recently got this, but im already loving it! ive been using it everyday since i got it. Click HERE to check out my more in depth review
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• Sigma's E40 Tapered Blending Brush - Ive been reaching for this brush more than i expected myself to. Its just the perfect brush for almost everything. Click HERE to check out my review on it
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Lips
- So ive been getting really lazy with my eye make up lately, ive been needing something to make my make up pop, Ive been loving the bright lip and simple eye lately and here are just some of my favorites

• MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi - Im sure you guys all have this but im seriously just loving it. Its sheer but in a good way. Its coral but it still has that hint of red that makes it so bright and just really brightens my complexion

• NYX's Miracle - This is probably my most favorite lippie for the season. Its just so amazing. I dont know how else to describe it. Just look at my review HERE :)
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Fragrance
- My fragrances have been fluctuating the entire month, i get bored a lot with my fragrances, but this is the stand out fragrance for me :D

•Bath & Body Works' "Into The Wild" - So this has been my unofficial scent for June. Ive been going on and off with my lotions and stuff, but ive been reaching for this the most. I know some people dont like this because its a little too musky for a spring scent, but i happen to like it. I know scents react differently with other people, and i like how this wears on me

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Eyes
-Its summer, and well ive changed my eye make up routine pretty drastically. No more gray smokes for me, I usually use just one color and smudge a little liner on the top, Ive been reaching for this trio SO much lately

•Wet N Wild's Im Getting Sunburned Trio - If you guys wanna check out some swatches or my full review of it, click HERE
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Cheeks
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I haven't really done much with my cheeks because i tend to stick with the same thing when i like it. This is the only blush ive been using :D


• MAC's Hipness Blush - This has literary been my go-to blush for the month. I always wear this no matter what my eye look, or lips are. Its just so flattering. Its bright but not that bright that it looks like a have super coral cheeks.
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Nails
- Ive been really liking pinks this month but thats towards the middle and the end of the month. Ive been using mints for the beginning of the month. Here are some stand out nail products for this month :)

• Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet - In the beginning of June, i was still obsessed with pastel colors because of spring. This has been a serious go-to polish for me. This is actually an exact dupe for Chine Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint. I was skeptical on it, but when i painted them on together, they were like long lost twins :)

• Seche Vite Top Coat - I am now a believer of the Seche Vite Top Coat. I went into full depth of it HERE.

• OPI's Steady As She Rose - This is my second favorite out of the whole Pirates Of The Caribbean collection. its so ironic that i paid didnt give this a second chance. I actually didnt like it until i painted it on my fingers. I never really wear anything for more than 3 days, but this time i did. I dont really regret it though. Check out more swatches HERE

• OPI's Sparrow Me The Drama - I LOVE this color. This is my favorite from the entire collection (for the month) Again its ironic because this is the one color that i didnt really pay attention to, and it ended up being my favorite. I have a post on it. just click HERE :)
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush

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Hey Guys,
I actually wanted to review this brush for you guys because i have been using it more than what ive expected. Its the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush :)

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Now i know this is suppose to be a "blending" brush as the name suggests but i feel that it does more than that. Ive used this for multiple ways.

Weirdly enough I dont use this for blending! Im not really one to blend different colored eyeshadows on a daily basis, so im not exactly used to using this for blending colors like a blue with a green. I still used it for blending and it does a fair job in blending. I feel that the hairs are little too long for it to blend some colors amazingly. it still does the job but i feel like i need a little extra time blending as opposed to something a bit denser. It is pretty flimsy, but theres a fair amount of density in it.

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Now im not mad that it doesnt blend that well, im not mad at ALL. Since i wanted to give this another shot, i went ahead and tried it many times. My everyday make up routine, consists of a simple champagne on the lid and contouring on the crease. I usually use about 3 brushes, but when i got this brush, this is all i needed. I use this for a light wash of color on lid and since i use kind of highly pigmented shades (Wet N Wild shadows lol) I only need a tiny bit of it and it does the job. It spreads the color amazingly.

Now for contouring, I have to say, it does a better job than a denser brush. I find that I really get a defined lid when i used this to contour. I use a very light hand and I just pretty much rock it back and forth to create a "faux" lid, as i like to call it :)

I usually darken the outer corners of my lids with a bit of a darker shade, and sometimes when i used a bit of a dense brush, i put too much on the brush and make it look too dark. With this brush, i pick up very little product and i get to have more control which is awesome!


Final Thoughts? : I gotta say, it might not be the best for blending, but it is definitely amazing for every other job that i used it for.

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So, what do you guys feel about this brush? do you have it? and if so, what is your favorite use for it. Lemme know in the comments below (hey that rhymes! lol)

Till later
-Jemimah

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

NOTD: It Aint Always Peachy Keen

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Hey Guys,
I wanted to share with you this combo. I was wearing China Glaze's Peachy Keen. I wanted to put a black shatter, but thats been done to death. I also wanted to use up my shatters, so here is it with OPI's Silver Shatter.


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This is actually my favorite picture of it. The silver shatter looks kinda sheer here and the peach polish looks like its peaking through.
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Thats it. I dont really have much to say about this, i was kinda hoping for your opinion :)

How do you feel about this combo? lemme know in the comments

till later
-Jemimah <3

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Go-To Trio: Wet N Wild's I'm Getting Sunburned

Hey guys,
I wanted to share this trio with you guys, now i know this isnt a fairly new trio. It came out a LONG time ago but i wanted to just share it because this has been my Go-To trio for the summer. Ive been reaching for this so many times, more than i would expect to use! Well its the Wet N Wild "I'm Getting Sunburned" trio :)


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Lets go over the PROS and CONS of this first.




Pro:
-Highly Pigmented
-Easily Accessible (Now they are lol)
-Compact (Great for travel)
-Compliments Brown/Hazel Eyes (might be a con to some)
-Easily Blendable

Cons:
-Shadows are a little too soft

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So thats pretty much the initial PROS and CONS to it. Now for my opinion to this trio. I LOVE it. I actually wasnt too crazy over it the first time i got it but now, i am :) I use the colors the most individually for just a nice wash of color. Since its summer, i dont wanna always do an intricate eye look. I just reach for this, a fluffy brush and some mascara and im good eye-wise. Since it is highly pigmented, It gives me less time to work on my eyes, which is always a good thing. I dont have to take my time packing on color too much.


Now for the colors, i know some people might be a little scared of using the pinkish purple on their eyes, but i tried just this color on my lids and blended it a little up, and it actually looks amazing with brown eyes. Another thing, i love just applying gold to my eyes for the summer and the gold in this trio is really perfect :) My only complaint on this palette is the brown color. Now dont get me wrong, i love that its very pigmented, its great for maybe a smokey eye, but when i wanna use it for everyday, i have to be SO careful. Even a tap of my brush, and its too much! I still love it, but i just have to be careful with it.

So how do you feel about this palette for the summer? lemme know in the comments :)

till later
-Jemimah <3

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NOTD: Roses are red :-*

Hey Guys,
So i just wanted to share with you guys this NOTD. Well its actually just a nail art. Its fairly simple, Its just a bunch of roses LOL

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I originally just had a plain white nail polish on, i heard that it was a pretty big trend right now. I put it on and let it dry, i reached out my hand to see my nails and it didnt look that amazing on. It made me look really tan, and since i was already tan, i wasnt a very big fan. SO i was about to reach for my polish remover, but then i realized "hey, i have a blank canvas, why not just make some nail art" I had this new shirt that had a bunch of roses on it, i LOVED the print so much, i decided to paint it on my nails

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Its actually kind of a fail. I could have done a better job but its kind of sloppy. I just used a toothpick and the actual nail polish brush. I hope you guys like it :)

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As for the steps, i just painted on a white nail polish as a base (China Glaze's White On White *Third Polish*) you can use whatever base you want, this is just want i already had on. I then painted some imperfect red dots all over (China Glaze's Scarlet *Second Polish*) After the red dried, i put some random pink blobs and i did this really fast. (China Glaze's Sexy Lady) I then added some of the white i used on the back ground and used a toothpick to swirl the pink and white. After THAT dried, i used another tooth pick and used a green polish (OPI's Jade Is The New Black *Fourth Polish*) and made little leaves all over, i just made about 1 to 2 leaves. After everything dried, i put a top coat in (Seche Vite *Last Polish*)

So how do you feel about this nail art? lemme know in the comments :)

till later
- Jemimah <3

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Friday, June 24, 2011

OPI - Sparrow Me The Drama :)

Hey Guys,
So this is another polish from the Pirates of The Caribbean collection. This is one of the pinks that i didnt even pay attention to. It was probably the biggest mistake of my life but thank fully, I took a second look at these polishes. This is Sparrow Me The Drama

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*In Natural Light*



So lets describe the color, I would describe it as a nice pastel pink. I would say its kind of on a warmer side so it kinda leans a little "orange" but it doesnt look very orange. I would say that its perfect for summer. If you guys wear this with a tan, it would look SO good. I can probably say that now because im ALWAYS tan lol. Again, this is another color that is very hard to describe. Ill let you guys decide what color this is :)


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As for the formula, its similar to all of the formulas in the collection, which is absolute perfection :) This specific one was opaque at 2 coats. But i was a little skeptical on it so the pictures that youre seeing now is 3 coats :) The formulation of all these polishes just make me happy :D

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So how do you guys feel about this color? let me know in the comments :D



till later
-Jemimah <3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: ELF Studio Powder Brush :)

Hey Guys,
So im here with yet another review. This time its for ELF's Studio Powder Brush. So if you didnt see my haul with this, ill talk a little bit more on my back story on this brush.

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So this brush is actually very popular on blogs, youtube and any area that discusses make up. I always never believed it. Im always one to follow the hype but this time, i thought it was way too good to be true. Another factor that led me to hold off on buying this is i saw it in action on a youtube video. She was using this brush and i thought it was SO flimsy. Another thing, my target was always OUT of it. That should have been a sign that it was good right? But anyway, this one time that my target had it, i decided to pick it up. I thought why not? it was just $3 and i didnt know what everyone was loving about it. Well while i was still in the store, i decided to take a feel on the bristles. I must have screamed because i wouldnt believe how amazingly soft and dense it was!

I immediately took off my foundation when i got home and layered on another foundation using the brush. It was amazing!


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So as for my review on this, Its pretty much amazing, nothing but good things on this brush. It leaves a really nice kind of air brushed finish. I tried it with about 3 different foundations and it blends in the foundations amazingly. I found myself using less foundation too because it just disperses the foundation so evenly. It still buffs it in and gives a nice smooth finish :)


The only con i might have with this is that my target is always out with it! but then again, thats nothing against the brush :)

So final thoughts, i LOVE it.


So tell me what you feel about this brush. do you have it? if so, what do you feel about it? lemme know in the comments :)


till later
-Jemimah <3
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NOTD: Final Hurrah :P

Hey guys,
So this is my actual Nail Of The Day. I wore this for about an hour. I was wearing China Glaze's Grape Pop; :) and well i wanted to change my nail polish but i thought i wanted to do a nail design first.

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well, lets just say i went a little too crazy and came up with this. Im calling this my Final Hurrah because this is the only time im playing around with this manicure.

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So let me tell you about what i did here. I actually first applied Revlon's glitter polish in Star to my thumb and ring finger. I thought it didnt look too nice so i put a diagonal shatter on the rest of my fingers. I used OPI's Black shatter. after that, i put a white stripe and then i put the same glitter over the shatter.

yes, im a crazy person lol. but hey, whats your preference? let me know in the comments about this nail art. If you say it sucks, i wouldnt be offended, cus well i dont like it myself lol

till later :)
-Jemimah

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Fashion Haul :)

Hey Guys,
So I wanted to share with you guys this Fashion Haul. This is specifically my Summer Fashion Haul because a lot of the things im showing is mostly summer oriented (well, for me it is :D)

So anyway, lets get to the haul :)

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- My mom got me a light cardigan from Armani Exchange. Its super long but still super light :)
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My favorite thing about it is the complicated looking gold buttons :)



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- I got this light lime colored V-neck from Forever 21, i always get V-necks a size bigger because i prefer the look of baggy V-necks. Anyway, i think the color of this is just SO bright and perfect for summer



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- I got this stripped black and white bondage skirt from Forever 21. Frankly, it not very summer like but im loving these types of skirts :)



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- I got this very pretty dress from Forever 21, its fairly tight but the material is very nice and light. I love the tribal print on it. Its a very nice fit too



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- I got this off the shoulder crop top with feather prints from Forever 21. I wouldnt really wear this alone, but i would wear it with a tank underneath. Its a fairly thin material so its great for summer



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- I got this dress from Century 21 and I actually LOVED the print of this. Again, the material is very light and i love the shape of it. The main thing that i love about this is the print :)
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Here's a more close up view of the print and the color. I dunno, it just came out to me :)



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- I got this kinda plain necklace. It just has these beads and things on it. Its on a really short chain, so ill have to change it before i wear it



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- I got this silver cross from Forever 21. Its really simple, nothing really special but i loved it



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- My friend actually gave me this necklace. Its a carved boom box. He works at a place called Good Wood, and they do custom work. Here is their website if you guys are interested: http://goodwoodnyc.com/



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- I got this really pretty three finger ring from Forever 21, its pretty self explanatory. its just plain gorgeous :)
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Here's what it looks like on my fingers. I REALLY love it and im glad i finally got a ring like this. ive been looking forever for one :)



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- I got this really simple rose ring from Forever 21. I actually thought it would be bigger, but eh, i kinda like it though. its nice and demure
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Here's what it looks like on my hand. You can see its a little transparent so i think it would go with any outfit :) I have a feeling its gonna be a daily ring



Well thats it guys, frankly im very happy with my purchases. I would say im about 50% ready for summer now. I just need some beach gear and it think ill be good :)


let me know in the comments below what your favorite summer fashion trend it :)




Till later
- Jemimah <3

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Monday, June 20, 2011

China Glaze - Grape Pop

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Hey guys,
so i wanted to show you guys one of the best purple polishes ive ever seen. Its China Glaze's Grape Pop. Its pretty much a really simple purple creme polish. Its really vibrant. and while it looks dark, its still bright which i think is kinda hard to find in purple polishes. I dont really know how else to describe it, its just gorgeous

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So as for consistency and opaqueness. This was probably the best in both categories. Its not too think or too runny. its just right. Once i applied it, i was anticipating applying like 3 coats. but when i applied that first coat, i was seriously amazed! I have a picture of it to show you guys. without the flash, you can see that its VERY opaque and pigmented. but once the flash was on, you can kinda see that it is one coat. but either way it was a VERY light coat. its seriously a great polish

So that is for now guys, tell me what you feel about the polish? like it? love it? :D
let me know in the comments :)

till later
-Jemimah <3

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