Tuesday, August 30, 2011

☼ Summer Favorites of '11 ☼

Hey Guys :)
So summer is winding down and I know its time for August favorites but i thought i might as well do a Summer Favorites instead :)
This might be a LOT but i cut this down to as little as i can.

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Fragrance
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• Bali Mango - Look what made it into my summer favorites. Its the very famous Bali Mango from Bath & Body Works :) Everything about this just screams "summer". The scent, the name, and even the packaging! Its all just "summer" to me. Its hard to describe the scent. Its definitely complex. I can smell the mango in it and i think it smells like some kind of tropical drink :) It makes me want to go to the beach and just lay out in the sun. Theres nothing about this scent that i dont like, Maybe the fact that it might be discontinued is bad but hey, atleast they'll give me enough time to grab some back ups :)



Face: Foundation
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• Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup - This is my holy grail foundation. I have a review on this too and you can see how much I really like it. But this seems like a great summer foundation. I dont usually get in the water too much so i dont worry too much about my foundation coming off.

Face: Blushes
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NARS Exhibit A - So ive probably talked about this blush a LOT but theres good reason for that. Its very pigmented and it gives you the most perfect flush of color :)

• ELF Candid Coral - I love this blush. This is my go - to blush when i have a more dramatic bronzy look.

• MAC Hipness - If i wanna change it up from the NARS Blush that i got, i then pick this up. Its so simple and its just the perfect blush color for everyday.



Eyes
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• Maybelline One by One Mascara in Waterproof - I just plain LOVE this mascara. It was in my July favorites and i use it just everyday. Not only does the waterproof version hold up my curls perfectly, it also just makes my lashes look 100000x better than what it should be.

• MAC's Melon Pigment - Just a sweep of these on my lid and a swipe of mascara and im out the door. I love this because i dont just put this on my eyes, if i want a little highlight, i can just pat this on and it would be fine :)



Lips
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C.O. Bigelow Apple Rose Salve - This is the summer where I embraced my naturally pigmented lips. I didnt really wear a whole lot of color on a daily basis, I kept it simple and just wore this clear salve. I have huge lips (and im proud of them) so putting this on my lips made it really easy to maintain them and trust me. its SO hard to keep big lips soft and moisturized. This seemed to do the job well :)

NARS Orgasm Lipgloss - On those days that I did wear some type of lip color, it was always this. I always liked how it had a nice golden sheen and that it it kind of looks nude for my skin tone. Im actually pretty fond of the formula too :)


Brushes
- These are the brushes that I literary used on a daily basis. I might have used other brushes but these are the ones that i always used
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ELF's Studio Powder Brush - I cannot praise enough about this brush. Its dense, its soft and its just beautiful for foundation. I cant rave about it enough

Sigma's F30 Large Powder Brush - This brush is suppose to be for powder but ive been reaching for this brush the most for blush and bronzer. I found that its just SO huge that it covers my face and it gives me less time to do my make up :)

Sigma's E40 Tapered Blending Brush - I love this brush only because ive been using MAC's Melon pigment a lot as you saw, I just like sweeping the color on my lids and this brush does the job very well. I do have a full review on it and you can totally check it out :)



Nails
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• Sally Hansen’s Mint Sorbet - Ive talked about this polish before and i said that it was the exact dupe of China Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint, and that is my favorite shade ever! ive gotten SO many compliments on it and since this is the exact dupe so i love it too :)
OPI’s Steady As She Rose - I am seriously in love with this shade. i actually got a lot of my friends hooked on this too. i already have a post on this so go ahead and check it out :)
China Glaze’s Jamaican Out - This and another polish has been on my toes all summer. I love it, it doesnt work fully on my fingers but it looks awesome on my toes
• OPI's Give Me A Coral Sometime - Other than Jamaican Out, this is the other polish that i wore on my toes all summer. It really pops out and i really love it )



Others
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• Dove's Deodorant in Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena - This kind of had to be in my favorites. I love the scent and it keeps me from "expiring" too early lol. I dont really have much to say about it, except that i think ill be using it till winter comes :)

So that's it for my favorites. Let me know in the comments what you're summer favorite has been :)

till later
- Jemimah <3


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Essie's Mademoiselle :)

Hey Guys
So this post is about Essie's Mademoiselle. I actually got this as a gift from one of my friends. Before putting it on my nails. I fell in love with the color immediately. It’s a kind of peachy nude color. When I tried it on, it turned out to be quite sheer.

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So like I said, its totally sheer. The pictures that im showing you now is about 3 coats. I actually didn’t think that I was gonna like it but I really do. It makes it look like I have a French tip and i love having a French tip on. Since were on the topic of French tips, I say this would be perfect as a base for a French tip. I still really like it on its own though. It just makes my nails look so much more longer than it really is.

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To be totally honest though, I would have never bought this on my own since its SO sheer. But I am glad that I have it. It’s a great staple for anyone who likes doing French tips.

So anyway, what do you guys think of this polish? let me know in the comment

till later
- Jemimah <3

Friday, August 26, 2011

NOTD: Deborah Lippman's I Know What Boys Like

Hey Guys :)
So im here with a requested NOTD. I recently posted a Deborah Lippman Haul and some of you guys wanted to see some NOTDs and here is one of them. This is I Know What Boys Like

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Let me first talk about the wonderful formulation. This nail polish is very opaque and this is two coats. This could have been okay with one coat but i went ahead with two coats. By the time that i was painting my left hand, i noticed that my nails were dry! As dry like i just put some Seche Vite on. It also had such a glossy finish even without top coat. I now understand why there so much hype on this. They not only have unique and great colors, but its also such a great formula.

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Anyway, about the color. I would describe it as a cream Blurple and that very unique! I wish i could have taken more pics with it but it was a little hard with inadequate lighting. It looks navy, but if i look more at it, then i saw the deep purple in it. Its one of the unique colors of Deborah Lippman

so let me know what you guys think of this polish in the comments :)

till later
- Jemimah <3

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Perfume Obession: Paris Hilton Passport Perfume in South Beach :)

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Hey Guys :)
So I wanted to share with you guys my new perfume obsession. It’s the Paris Hilton Passport Perfume in South Beach. This is usually $45 but I got it for about $25 at Century 21. I don’t really know how to describe it, but hey ill try lol.
So Its VERY floral but its kind of fresh. Its has that floral scent at first when you spray it but after a little bit, that “fresh” note comes out. After awhile, theres a really nice floral musk in it.

The perfume is amazing but the packaging is just plain tacky! I think this was targeted for younger girls because of the cartoon on both the box packaging and the bottle. The bottle is made up of acrylic I think, or some kind of plastic alloy.

On a side note, I really LOVE most of Paris Hilton’s perfumes. I know it’s a little weird but I absolutely love it. They’re all kind of light but musky and its very girly. The one thing that I love about this perfume is that its not unbelievably girly as her other perfumes. I can kind of tell that some people would like it.

So have you guys tried this perfume? Or any of Paris Hilton’s perfumes? Let me know in the comments :)
Till later
-Jemimah <3

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Deborah Lippman Haul ♥

Hey Guys :)
SO this is a really exciting haul for me :) Its still nail polish, which is not a surprise, but it’s a brand that im very new to. Its my very first Deborah Lippman Haul! :D

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I am super duper excited! I ordered these polishes online as some website called B-Glowing, I actually found this through Amazon and that’s where I ordered it from but they do have a legit website and they sell authentic products. They had the Deborah Lippman polishes on sale. They only have 2 polishes on sale and I totally loved the colors that they had


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I got both of the polishes for $8 :)
• I Know What Boys Like
• I Dreamed You

They sent the package in super nice packaging and i loved how they sent it

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B-Glowing was also super nice and send a few samples my way. Ill definitely be buying all of my Deborah Lippman Polish from them. And yes, ill be buying more. Ive tried I Know What Boys Like and the formulation is just amazing!

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Ill have a more in depth review soon :) You guys should check out the website because they still have some sale items :D


Anyway, that it. Let me know what you think of my haul in the comments :)

Till later
- Jemimah

Review: Sigma E25 Blending Brush

Hey guys :)
So I have another review for you guys. And this one will be about the E25 Blending brush. This is suppose to be a dupe for the MAC 217 brush and I’ll be comparing the two.

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Review:
So lets first talk about the brush. It has a kind of flat, paddled shape. It’s a little dense, so its ok for packing on color. Its also a little loose so its also pretty great for blending out color. I also like that the handle is pretty long.

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Comparison to the MAC 217
The shape of the two are pretty similar. I find that the Sigma one is a lot more thicker and it’s a little bit more longer. The MAC one is a little bit more “compact” so it a little more precise. The Sigma one is much better for blending but the MAC one is better for packing on color. The MAC one is also much denser than the Sigma while the Sigma is a little more “flimsy”
Final Thoughts
So Overall, I kind of prefer the Sigma one a little bit better. It disperses the color a little better but the MAC one does have its good features as well. If you are looking for a dupe for the MAC 217, then the Sigma one is pretty good.
So do you guys have this? Let me know in the comments :)


Till later
- Jemimah <3

Color Play Tuesday: Purple :)

Hey Guys :)
So i wanted to start this thing called "Color Play" Like many others, i am a VERY neutral girl. I have SO many eyeshadows with a million different colors but i always stay with my many shades of brown. I wanted just atleast one day of the week to play with some of the many colors that i have. Anyway, on to the eye look :)

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I mainly used colors from my Urban Decay NYC palette that i had to wait on line for about 4 hours at their preview event a year ago :) It was about time that i used these colors. but anyway, here are the products i used:
- UDPP
- UD Eyeshadow in Bordello
- UD Eyeshadow in Psychedelic Sister
- UD Eyeshadow in Rockstar
- UD Eyeshadow in Perversion
- UD Eyeliner in Ransom
- Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Peach Sorbet
- eBay Lashes #2 (criss cross lashes)
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
- Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Soooo sorry that you can see the band on my lashes, i was using the eBay lashes that i just got currently

So.. what do you guys think of this? let me know in the comments below. Also give me some colors that i could experiment with :)

till later
- Jemimah <3

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

REVIEW: NYX's Jumbo Pencil in Milk

Hey Guys
So I have a review today on NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk. I wanna first of all say. WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE? I actually didn’t believe in the hype on this. I always bought the other ones. I only bought the shimmer ones. I was never really impressed so I never really bought more. I then decided to buy the the Milk one, I wasn’t expecting much from this because the other ones are a little bit iffy, but when I used it, it pretty much launched its way into my Holy Grail list.


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So anyway, here are the pros and cons :)
PROS:
• VERY Pigmented
• A little goes a long way
• It doesn’t crease as much as the other Jumbo pencils
• It has many different purposes
• Works great as an eyeliner

CONS:
Nothing here :)


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So I pretty much LOVE this. I shall be buying back ups but I really know they wont be discontinuing it. I think ill purchase one for an up coming giveaway soon :)

So do you guys have this? Let me know in the comments! :)
Till later
- Jemimah <3

Monday, August 22, 2011

Review: Sigma F35 Tapered Highlight Brush

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Hey Guys!
So im here with a review on the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighting brush. If you guys saw my last Mail Haul, I recently got the Sigma Premium Kit from accumulating my LUUUX points. I got a lot of new brushes and i have a lot of opinions on all the brushes. I wont be doing reviews on all of the brushes, but just a few selected ones. This one is the Sigma Tapered Highlight brush.

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As the name says, its tapered and i guess its suppose to be for highlight. I have tried it for highlight and since it is tapered, you could highlight small areas like your cheekbones or the bridge of your nose. The brush is still thick enough to highlight the center of your face or anywhere else you'd want to highlight.

Now what i use this brush the most for is contouring. I know its suppose to be for highlight but i personally prefer it for that because it really fits the contours of my face. Well, the few contours of my face lol. The tapered end applies the color well and since it is fairly thick, it blends it out well too.

The first time i used it, there was no shedding and when i cleaned it for the first time too, still no shedding. The brush is very soft and its great to have in your collection :)

So overall, i would give this brush a A. I like brushes that i have a multi purpose.

So how do you feel about this brush? do you want it? do you have it? let me know in the comments :)

till later
- Jemimah <3

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

REVIEW: Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation

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Hey Guys,
So I have a review for you guys today and its on the Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation. I bought this from Lot Less for about $4 but it is all very authentic. Anyway, I have the shade 60 Watts and 70 Watts. Shockingly, 70 Watts is a little lighter than 60 Watts. But that’s not really much of a problem.

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Im gonna give my most Honest opinion. And I have some pretty strong opinions about it.
PROS:
• Feels very light
• Has a dewy finish
• Has a pump (a pretty good one and i can remove it)

CONS:
• Has a “clay” scent
• Doesn’t last very long
• it gets oily after a little bit
• Doesn’t have the most amazing coverage
• Feels more like a tinted moisturizer
• It takes a while for it to dry

So the coverage is not all amazing and the finish of it is ok. I do have oily skin so over time, the finish looks a little shiny. It also doesn’t last very long. Im not a big fan of the texture either. Its quite watery and like I said, it feels more like a tinted moisturizer.

So over all, I don’t really recommend it. It regularly retails for about $38 and I really don’t think its worth it but hey, you could try it out. Im not much of a fan. I just use it when im running quick errands or if I just go out for a short period of time.

So have you guys tried this out? Let me know what you think in the comments :)

Till later
- Jemimah <3

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup (:

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Hey Guys
So i have a review for you guys. Its on Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Liquid Make Up.

Frankly, i know there was a LOT of hype about this product last year in the beauty community and i believe that it was well deserved. They say that its a dupe for NARS Sheer Glow. I have yet to try it out but if its anything like this foundation, i might just go ahead and invest in it :)

PROS:
• Build-able Coverage
• Has a pleasant scent
• Gives a Dewy Finish (Not to "dewy" even with oily skin)
• Packaging is sleek
• "Conditions" the skin
• Doesnt break ME out (It might break out some people but it works for me)
• Lasts fairly long

CONS:
• No Pump :(
• Can get a little messy
• They dont have the biggest selection of colors

So lets go over the list i have. The others a pretty self explanatory but i wanna explain the whole "dewy" finish thing. I have very oily skin and i really steered away from this foundation. When i finally got the courage to try this, i was surprised that it didnt make me look like a giant grease ball. It kept its dewyness all day and kept my oil in check :) As for the fact that it "conditions" my skin. I have bad acne and when i do get scared that foundations will just make my face break out more, but i found that this foundation keeps little break outs at bay

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*I wear the shade Honey Beige 110*

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This is definitely my Holy Grail foundation. Ive gone through about 2 bottles since i bought this last year. Thankfully, i match with the darkest shade they have. Hopefully they come out with more shades. If they included a pump, it would be totally perfect!

So tell me what you think about this foundation, do you have it? have you tried it? let me know in the comments :)

till later
- Jemimah :)

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Monday, August 15, 2011

OOTD: The Statement Necklace :)

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Hey Guys :)
So this is my OOTD. Its just something that i threw on. I mostly just put this outfit together because of the necklace :) I found out about this gorgeous necklace through Liliana Lopez and i gotta say THANK YOU SO MUCH! Ive always wanted this necklace but i didnt wanna pay $75 for them. Thankfully Liliana found a dupe for them :) I jumped on that SO fast. I just got it this week and ive been dying to wear it! Anyway, this is how i wore it.


I wore a loose army colored shirt. It is loose so i decided to wear a black tank under it. It was actually perfect because i wore a black and white striped bondage skirt that i got in Forever 21. I was going to wear a plain back skirt but i thought that was too much black, specially for the summer. So i went with the stripes. I also like that theres some type of pattern. other than just the necklace. As for accesories, im not really wearing any braclets or rings. I really wanted the necklace to stand out :) As for shoes, im wearing my Diane Von Furstenberg Sandals that i got from century 21.

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Final Overview
• Top: Charlotte Russe
• Skirt: Forever 21
• Necklace: eBay
• Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg

So tell me what you think of this in the comments below :)

till later
- Jemimah <3

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

OPI's Red Shatter

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Hey guys :)
This post is going to be about my recent shatter purchase. I have the black and silver shatter, i thought the black was a little too harsh and the silver BARELY shattered. After playing around with the two, i decided not to buy anymore shatters. I was out one day and i saw the red shatter! It was calling out my name! i tried resisting to it, but i just had to get it! :) When i got home, i tried this out and fortunately, i was wearing a kind of pinkish coral color which is China Glaze's Rosita. I thought that the red and the pink was going to clash together. When i did put it on, i was SO surprised! It actually looked nice.


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I found that the red shatter is really feminine and still pretty edgy. As opposed to the black. This is my favorite shatter out of all the ones that i have. Its got that shattered effect that we all love but its not as harsh as the black shatter. Since it is a cream finish, it shatters beautifully :)


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So over all, i dont really regret getting it. But it will be the last shatter that i'll ever purchase. I like the idea of the shatter, but i guess im still the kind of girl that just prefers the solid color or the french tip. I like the nail art every now and then, but not all the time. Hopefully, i get to use up my shatters soon but so far, theyre just sitting on my shelf.

SO what do you guys think of the Red Shatter? let me know in the comments

till later
- Jemimah :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

OPI - Teenage Dream ♥


Hey Guys
So this is kind of well over due but its about time that i made a post about this polish. Its OPI's Teenage Dream :)

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So i want to go ahead and just thank OPI for coming out with this color. So if youre hearing me OPI, i love you very much :) Anyway lets talk about the polish. Its a lot more of a complicated polish. It has tiny specks of little pink glitters. It shines pink in some lights and kinda shines a dusty pink on other lights. It also has big chunky glitters that are kinda holographic. All these beautiful glitters are immersed in a clear but tinted polish.

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I know some people consider this a kind of "neutral" glitter. i think its because its not totally "out there" pink. Like its not a bubble gum pink. I said that the tiny glitters kind of shine a dusty pink, im guessing that's what gives it its "neutral" tone. Either way, i love it :)

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The pictures that youre seeing now are just 2 BEAUTIFUL COATS!! All the more reason to love it! :) This is my absolute favorite polish no matter what. Im currently looking for a back up of this and hopefully i see it! :)

So let me know about how you feel about the polish! :)

till later
- Jemimah <3