Friday, May 27, 2011

Clinique Lipstick Review: What's your current lip color?

As I have mentioned before, I am not really into lipsticks and lip glosses.
For some reason, I just never showed any interest towards them.
Just give me a chap stick and I am good to go.

But recently, I was snooping around my mom’s makeup drawers and I found some of her Clinique lip sticks. I decided to try them on, and I loved how it looked!


Clinique Lip sticks
“Pink Glamour” & “Fizzy”

Clinique products are sold in department stores like Macy’s or beauty stores such as Sephora.

Their lip sticks usually range from $10-$15.

I’m not entirely sure how much these are because I only found them in my mom’s vanity, but I’m pretty sure that they have more choices to choose from.


Colour Surge Lip Stick
Part of the Rouge Couleur Intense Collection.

Long-lasting and easy to apply. I wore this on a family outing and it lasted the whole day!

I just love how it brightens up my face.


Here is a swatch of the lipstick.

Pink Glamour is a dark pinkish, brownish colored lip stick with a red undertone.
The color is thick and is very pigmented. Two applications would do the trick.


This one is part of the Moisture Surge Lip Stick Collection.

It contains SPF 15 which is always a plus.


Fizzy has more of a nude brown color compared to Pink Glamour.

The color is very simple which is why it has a shimmer in it. I think it adds femininity. I mean c’mon, shimmer is ALWAYS a plus, right?

Like Pink Glamour, Fizzy is also long-lasting and very easy to apply.

Some lip sticks feel too dry and stiff on my lips, but Clinique doesn’t because its texture is moist and creamy.


I have been really open to trying a lot of lip products lately.
I’m trying to branch out and try new makeup that I usually wouldn’t go for.

Putting on lip stick used to irritate me before. I never like how it felt on my lips.
But I can honestly say that, now, it’s growing on me.

I’ve recently turned 17, and I guess it’s safe to say that it’s all part of growing up. We learn more things and we become curious with how life is which encourages us to try new things that are out of our comfort zone.

You’ll never know if you’ll end loving something, if you don’t have the courage to try.

How old were you when you started wearing lip stick? What’s your current lip color?

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

~Gwyneth Paltrow

Saturday, May 21, 2011

L'oreal Vive Pro Conditioner Review

Have you ever been frustrated because you can’t find the perfect conditioner?
The conditioner that will automatically untangle you hair?
The conditioner that will leave your hair soft and shiny even without combing it?

Well, so far, this is my almost perfect conditioner!


L’oreal Paris Vive Pro
Hydra gloss moisturizing conditioner

Before using Hydra Gloss Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, hair may feel dry or damaged from the distressing effects of the weather and over-processing.

After using Hydra Gloss Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, hair is conditioned with essential nutrients and shines with a high-gloss finish.

Just like the Clean & Clear Morning Burst (link), I bought this from Big Lots as well.

$1.50 for an 11 fl. Oz. bottle!!! Can you believe that?


It repairs dry and damaged hair. Since I straighten and curl my hair a lot, this is the perfect conditioner for me. It really does help give nutrients to my extremely thick hair.

It smells almost fruity and perfume-y. Some conditioners usually have a strong fragrance that irritates my nose, but this one is just right.

Its color is mustard yellow and it has a liquid-y texture to it.


What is your current conditioner?

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

~Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Polyvore: What did you wear to your prom?

Since my school's prom is only a week away, I wanted to make a Polyvore for you guys.

I wanted to kind of create the look that I will be going for when my prom comes next year.

So here it is:

Prom: Glittery Gold

I love gold! It's a very elegant color. I'm thinking about wearing a glittery gold gown next year.

I just love this dress. It's very princess-esque and since I'm still not over the Royal Wedding, it's perfect. :D

I'll pair it with gold pumps, accessorize with a simple pair of gold dangling earrings and a gold clutch to keep my dress the star of the night.

What did you wear to your prom?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Moisturizer Review


I have been jumping from one moisturizer to another for years now.
I don’t know why but I just cannot seem to find the perfect one.
The ones that I tried either made my skin dry or made it extremely oily.


Until…my sister brought home the Perricone MD Cold Plasma!
It is the most perfect face moisturizer ever. Not only did it decrease my breakouts but it also reduced my oiliness.

But wait, I’m not doing a review on that moisturizer. Today, we are going to be talking about the CLEAN & CLEAR MORNING BURST SHINE CONTROL MOISTURIZER.

After I ran out of the Perricone MD, I had to go pick out a temporary moisturizer replacement since that one costs $100! Crazy right? So I tried the Clean & Clear Morning Burst since I have been hearing a lot of nice things about it.


Clean & Clear Morning Burst
Shine Control Moisturizer

Directions: Use daily after cleansing. Apply small amount to face and neck to help keep your skin looking fresh and shine-free throughout the day

I bought mine from Big Lots for $4.99.
One bottle is 4 fl. Oz. I bought mine in March and up until now, I have not finished it.
All you need is a dime size on your palm and you’re good to go.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst is VERY oil Free.
It moisturizes all-day. And it gives you long-lasting shine-control.


The color of the lotion is just pure white. It may feel a tad bit sticky at first when applying it, but it dries overtime and it leaves your face soft and smooth.

Like the Perricone MD, Clean & Clear also decreases my breakouts. I’m always scared to try new face moisturizers since my skin is very sensitive and I breakout easily but with Clean & Clear, my face stays acne-free.

It has a light powdery smell to it, like a baby powder. It always reminds me of my younger days every time I apply it on.


Remember, it is extremely important to apply face moisturizer, day and night, every day!
It will renew and help smoothen your skin by the end of a long tiring day.



What moisturizer are you using right now? How is it?

What makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don't think you can change that.
~ Nigella Lawson

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

E.L.F. Studio 27 Piece Mini Makeup Collection Review


Our portable, chic Professional Makeup Collection lets you enjoy the ultimate freedom that comes with doing your own personal makeovers whenever, wherever! This all-in-one compact includes all the must-have makeup essentials to create any look that suits your mood and your style.



With everything you need - eyeshadow, blush, lip gloss, bronzer, eyeliner, eyebrow, and even applicators – it’s the perfect, travel-sized,
Professional Makeup Kit that you can take anywhere you go!

Ebony Magazine calls our Studio Makeup Set a “steal” at only $15, and advises its readers that “when you want to turn up the glam, pack a range of highly pigmented eyeshadows, glosses, blushes and more in this sleek, portable palette that folds up tidily to fit into a clutch purse.”


Our complete Makeup Artist Kit features a small sleek design and is priced at only $15!! Think how much you’d expect to pay for all 27 pieces if purchased separately!

The Studio 27 Piece Mini Makeup Collection includes:


9 Eyeshadow Shades
1 Cream Eyeshadow Shade
1 Brow Powder
1 Eye Liner Pencil - I don't have a swatch for this, I don't really use mine.
1 Dual-ended Eyeshadow Applicator


1 Blush
1 Bronzer
1 Face Brush


10 Lip Gloss Shades
1 Small Precision Lip Brush


I've been using this palette a lot recently. I might use this on my sister and our friends for prom when I do their makeup. We'll see if one of them picks this palette. I'll keep you posted.

For $15.00, you have all the basic products you need. The eyeliner is not that great but you can use the darkest eyeshadow as a replacement. That's what I do.

The eyeshadows and lip glosses are pigmented while the blush and bronzer are light, but buildable. I like the mirror, it's big enough and is easy to clean.

It's really amazing -- it has everything you will ever need to get all dolled up! Perfect for traveling -- it has everything, the packaging is sleek and high quality (no need to worry about spills and stuff like that)!

What palette are you using right now?

The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
~ Calvin Klein

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Forever 21 Wishlist: Accessories

If you have been reading my blog for a long time now, you all know that my all-time favorite store is Forever 21. I mean, I think it's EVERYONE'S favorite store, right?

I always shop there because they have a variety of merchandise to choose from. I like that everything is affordable. Unlike designer brands, you can buy a lot in just one stop at Forever 21.

I was looking through their website, and I wanted to share with you guys my wishlist.

They have a lot of accessories right now and there are a couple that caught my eye.


Beaded Layers Necklace



Beaded Net Chain



Feathers and bead Necklace



Tribal Panel Necklace



Beaded Warrior Necklace


I couldn't decide on which color I like the best. They both look really pretty!


Indian Colors Bangles



Modern Contrast Bangles



Cutout Floral Cuff



Neptune Cuff



Square Sections Spiral Bracelet



Spartan Shield Earrings



Feather and Bead Earrings



Beaded Peacock Feather Earrings



Zigzag Knuckle Ring



Filigree Stretchy Ring



Antiquated Oval Ring



Basketweave Floppy Hat



Basketweave Fedora with Rope Trim



Color Block Basketweave Handbag



Leatherette Trimmed Striped Bag


Aren't all of these so nice?! I think it's time for me to pay Forever 21 a visit. I need to have all of these!!!

How about you? What's your wishlist? Have you been to Forever 21 lately? What did you buy?

Youtube: I'm into you -- Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez's New Single: I'm into you

I like this song! I think she looks great. She's has such a sexy body.
I mean c'mon, she had twins! That's crazy.

It's very catchy. If you guys watched American Idol last night, you probably saw her "On the floor" performance. It was really really good. I have to admit, she's still got "it" in her!


If you haven't seen my recent posts, here they are:


Click here to read my L.A. Colors Eye Shadow Palette Review and to see my swatch & polyvore on the Elizabeth palette.


Click here to see my swatch & polyvore on L.A. Colors' Neutral Eye Shadow Palette.


Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

~Bill Watterson

Friday, May 6, 2011

L.A. Colors Neutral Eye Shadow Palette Swatch & Polyvore


L.A. Colors’ Neutral Eye Shadow Palette
Shades of brown

This palette contains 10 eye shadow colors that will surely brighten up your face. It’s great for everyday use and on a day out with friends.


In my last post, I did a whole review on the L.A. Colors palette! BE SURE TO CHECK IT FIRST BEFORE READING THIS POST. Just so you have an idea on what the L.A. Colors eye shadow is all about. Many bloggers mentioned that this particular brand is way to powdery.

A solution for that would be to spray M.A.C Fix Plus makeup spray after applying the eye shadow. This way, it will help you keep the makeup intact.

You can also apply powder under your eyes prior to applying the eye shadow. This will make it easier for you to wipe your face afterwards.

Wetting your brush with a TINY splash of water will also do the trick. It will prevent powdery fallouts and it will also mix the colors really well, making it dewy and easy to work with.


Here is a swatch of all the colors in the Neutral Palette.

L.A. Colors Neutral palette inspired

Here are 2 outfit inspirations that you can rock with this eye shadow palette!

We all get those days when we just want to dress comfy but stylish at the same time. So we usually go with the neutral colors, right? It’s safe and easy to mix and match. Simplicity is the key!

One choice would be wearing a white lacy top tucked in a pair of bow tied shorts with nude pumps. Apply a simple eye makeup using this Neutral palette, add some blush, and nude lip gloss and you are ready for a relaxing lunch date with your friends!

Lazy day? You can pick out your favorite oversized sweater worn with dark-washed jeans and a pair of black ankle boots. Accesorize it with long chunky necklaces. And of course, apply a simple neutral makeup and you are ready to watch a romantic comedy with your girlfriends.


What do you think? What’s your favorite neutral eye makeup look / palette?

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
~Author Unknown