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Thursday, February 3, 2011

FitMe, i hope

so today as i was wandering around walmart, i spotted the new FitMe line by Maybelline New York.  there were a bunch of shades of foundation, powders and concealers.  they claim to fit every skin tone and type, so i picked out a concealer.  only about $7, i got #25 medium.  it comes in a small almost unmarked container with that annoying lipgloss type applicator.  but let me tell you, compared to my $18 concealer from The Balm i bought months ago at Sephora, i LOVE it.  it's awesome.  i need to play around with shades and see what works better for my shade, but it is exactly what they promised.  it's nice and creamy and blends great.  so worth the $7. i would pay more.  it's that good.  if you want something that's lighter in the formula and doesn't smell atrocious then this is the one for you.  eventually i will be getting the foundation and powder and then will do an entire formal review.  but until then, this is what you get.  enjoy those little tidbits of awesomeness that is fitme concealer excellence.

Monday, January 24, 2011

the greatest 99 cents i spent today!!

so i just found the best thing ever for a dollar and to cure those dry, cold 0 degree days.  (the warmest it was at my house today was 15 degrees farenheit....)


Nivea Creme.  incredible. thick mousse of a hand cream.  only 99 cents for this little tin at walgreens.  it looks like a rip off of only this tiny bit of product, but let me tell you that i just dipped my index finger in it and was able to coat both my hands entirely with that tiny bit.  HALLELUJAH let it be known that for all cold months i now will bow down to the cheaep awesomeness that the Nivea gods have descended onto us.

here's a link if you want to see what it is i'm insanely in love with:

enjoy.  tell your friends.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

shiro and eos and other products that are worth every cent

hello there!  so here is a rambling of some incredible products that i am in love with.  first up, loose eye shadows from shiro cosmetics.  i entered a halloween contest through Suite Ta Bu and won! (woo) and the prize was this ultimate pack of loose eyeshadow samples.  Shiro Cosmetics is vegan and awesome.  the names of the shadows are like 'pikachu' or 'lance the drago tamer' and they are sooo great.  the sparkle in them doesn't wear off, in comparison to MAC mineralized eye shadows, which don't last long at all.  check them out at
next up, EOS (evolution of smooth) lip balm is HEAVEN.  especially in this dry, cold weather we've been havving. brrr.  the summer fruit smell is a nice break from the doldrums of winter. (boo)  and it's only like $2.  which ain't bad, honey.
and finally, i've been loving my maybelline mascaras.  volum' express, the one with the fancy apostrophe, just came out with one by one.  it's right at the top of my list with the falsies.  seriously does what it promises it does,  which is more than i can say for most of maybelline's other productos.

going to be blogging more, hopefully every day.  tell you friends.  if i get 1,000 followers on here, my youtube ( ) and on my twitter ( ) i'm going to have a HUGE giveaway that will be filled with allllll sorts of goodies :)

tell your friends. you know you want to.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


tutorial mode and review mode for myself has been on hold.

i got rubie's character makeup IN my SINUS' somehow and i had an infection from the makeup.  real genius huh.  well yeah, it will be back on track soon. :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

tutorial madness

i just realized now how many videos i have to edit today and tomorrow.  so far the list is: zebra eyes, cheetah eyes, vampire theatrical, black swan inspired, halloween using mineral makeup contest video, and some others that i can't remember off of the top of my head.  i like making the videos, but the editing takes so long.  things you do for the love of makeup. hahaha. exactly.  i want to do some 'good bad and ugly' reviews on products.  leave a comment of things you'd like to see reviewed :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

did some tutorials yesterday and today and will spend most of tomorrow editing. party time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

maybelline booooo

so i had this really awesome friend lend me her face for a video contest i wanted to enter, and it already ended.  oh well.  i reallllllly wanted to do it too, so i will edit the video and upload it to youtube instead. is the site i'm referring to.  that is all for now.