Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prepping for Makeup Application & FOTN

Hey my beauty lovers. This post will be about skin scare and prepping for makeup application. It is very stressed we prep for our skin and I didn't understand the difference and importance up until recently. I would like to share what I do to possibly help anyone.

Clearing Scrub, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base
For reference, I have very dry skin. I used to be prone to acne in highschool but no longer get any. Now I just have enlarged pores and acne scars.
Before anything, I use the Clearing Scrub. It has little beads to help exfoliate and lift away makeup, dirt, oil safely and smoothly. I use this at night as well.
After a few minutes, about 5 to 10 I apply Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Moisturizer is key for me with my dry skin, but I also hear its important for everyone's makeup preparation. It creates a "barrier" for the makeup and protects your skin. The moisturizer should set for at least 10 minutes.
Lastly, I apply L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base. This is a primer which has been compared to high end primers such as Smasbox. It's pretty much a hit or miss. I've read mixed reviews about the high end primers as well as this so I gave this a shot. It's only been 3 days and it's working well. I do notice a slight difference with my pores, but nothing dramatic. It's a good base, leaves skin feeling soft, and makeup application goes on alot smoother. I wait maybe 3 minutes before applying makeup.

So I hoped that helped anyone out there. Being a beginner, it's hard to find great info solely for ourselves.

Last night I went out with my friends to a party, trying to get our last days of summer in. Not knowing what makeup to do, I checked out the Makeup Geek Idea Gallery and saw this:

Look and Tut here
My Look

Not as dramatic but I tried
Aveeno Moisturizer then Magic Perfecting Base
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC55
NYC Setting Powder Translucent
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist on lid
MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow for outer v
MAC Grain Eyeshadow for tear duct
Black from CS Palette on outer v
NYC Liquid Liner
NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil on waterline
MAC Studio Fix Mascara
Brows filled in with MAC eyeshadow Brun
MAC Blushcreme in Posey
NARS Deep Throat on top
Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass

Fun night, here's some pics

Kisses from me and the bestie

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beauty Treats & My First Blog Award

Thanks to the lovely icosmeticrn who has given me a blog award! Check out her blog, its amazing with makeup stuff which every beauty blogger loves!
My little sister bought me lunch at Sonic today, what a surprise, the first time she bought anything for me :) I was off work today so we had a little day together.

Alyssia ordering the lunch
Trying to learn the depth thing on my camera lol
I tried a brown smokey eye for the day using my Coastal Scents palette and I wore NARS Deep Throat Blush using my 188 brush, I like the application of the stippling brush than my Sonia Kashuk Blush Brush. It's much more softer and you get a lighter application to build up more color.

And I finally found NYX! I found Ulta on the way back home. The closest Sonic to us is 25 minutes away and you need to pass Ulta to get there so of course we made a pit stop there and I bought some NYX Goodies to show you all.

Round Lipstick in Narcissus, Silver Glitter Eyeliner, and Jumbo Pencil in Milk

I love Narcissus, it's been compared to Snob which I don't own so I don't know but I love the quality of the lipstick. Very creamy, the color payoff is great too.

I'll definately be trying this out soon because I love glitter and I'm a total party girl so I'll use it for a night out.

Tomorrow I will be posting about Milk. I've seen a difference with colors with Milk underneath, it's amazing. I'll also be posting about the L'oreal Base I've tried and how I prep my skin for makeup
xoxo Enjoy your Monday

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank God the Week is Done...

I feel like a zombie gone back to life! -From Usher's new song
Hello all. Wow, I got so many compliments and positive feedback about Deep Throat. Thanks so much. I think I'm going to go broke now with the Nars blush recommendations too! This week I worked two of my jobs, 8 to 6 and I am so glad the weekend is here.
I ordered Mac Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper lipglasses from Macy's after seeing Temptalia's review. I love Cyndi Lauper's more but am still a sucker for my pink lippes and my Gaga lipstick. It came in the mail Friday. I was so excited and wore it out last night with my best friend Romina.

Cyndi Lauper & Lady Gaga lipglass

I wore Cyndi Lauper last night. It's a very pigmented red and good to wear alone. As for Lady Gaga, the pink is more wearable than the lipstick if you want to pull it off during the day and is very intense and glossy when applied over her lipstick.
without flash
with flash
This is just the lipglass, very pretty
and this is it with the lipstick with lipglass on top

a little more intese, more wearable for the nightlife
& my FOTD

I bought the L'oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base today and its super hot today so we'll see if it does its job & I'll review it tonight or tomorrow
Aveeno Moisturizer then Magic Perfecting Base
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC55
NYC Setting Powder Translucent
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyeshadow in Twinks on lid, Handwritten on crease
MAC Studio Fix Mascara
Brows filled in with MAC eyeshadow Brun
MAC Powder Blush in Deep Plum
Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass

I also picked up the 219 brush. Love it! It's so soft and gets the crease so well.

My makeup collection is slowly expanding. I have a lot more I want to get and even though its kind of organized, I'm getting annoyed trying to find what I want in the biggest part where I keep shadows and blushes. I think it's time to start worrying about storage because I know this addiction won't stop anytime soon!
xoxo Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Deep Throat

So remember that last post that said I wasn't buying makeup until next Wednesday when I get paid... yeah that didn't happen too well. Being bored today I told Alyssia, my little sister let's go strictly window shopping and she had the job to hold onto my debit card no matter what...FAIL!
We went to Sephora and I swatched Orgasm and Deep Throat hearing so much about them and OMG Deep Throat=Love!

First of all, my grandmother kept telling me to "branch out" and try other than MAC. I was a stubborn little granddaughter and refused, but OMG when I got to Sephora, I love how you can try whatever you want and the supplies are there for you! At MAC the MUA's have to do it all for you. I was in makeup heaven swatching and trying so many things. Sephora and MAC are definately my hot spots at the mall now.
At $26 a pop, these babies better be worth it.
Hope you all had a fab weekend and isn't dealing with the fifty million pounds of rain we got here in Jersey
xox Kay

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yay We've Made It To The Weekend!

Ive been working 8:30 to 5:45 everyday this week and I'm so glad I made it to the weekend. Also, I never realized why some people can't go a day without coffee until Friday I went to DD before work and got a caramel iced coffee, boy was I hyper and energetic with the kids at the daycare! My day went by so much better too!
Anyway onto other things I received a scholarship to pay for my books on Wedneday and wanted to share my look

I used Woodwinked, Handwritten, and Grain on my eyes, Fresh Brew Lipstick and Fashion Whim Creamsheen on my lips and Laid Back Blushcreme all from MAC.

Also, the lovely icosmeticRN from Weighing Down On Beauty has tagged me in a Happy 101 Tag :)


1) Post who gave you this award
2) State 10 things that you love
3) Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment.

She used pix which sounds more like fun so I'll do the same lol
1. My Family

Without my family, where would I be! I'm the middle child by the way.
2. My Best Friend Romina

We been besties for 7 years. I <3 her!
3. Partying

I live and love to party! It's my perfect destresser and nightly getaway lol
4. MAKEUP! Obviously since Im a beauty blogger I love makeup
5. Lady Gaga

Love her love her love her!
6. Olive Garden

Italian food, especially pasta is my absolute favorite ever!
7. Chocolate

Im chocolate obsessed, cake, cookies, Reeses, love it all!
8. My blackberry

which is still in Mexico but my mom ordered me a new one so im reconnected to the world yay lol
9. My camera

Love my camera, I take it everywhere!
10. God
<3 What can I say, I pray every night and before I eat every meal. Without him, I wouldn't be here

Hope you enjoyed this tag. Feel free to do it if you want and have a great weekend.
xoxo Kaykay