Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LORAC Cosmetics: VIP discount

I was so excited because Lorac Cosmetics has a VIP discount sale on their website. To be a VIP, you just have to sign up your email, and name, and a few other information. It doesn't require you to purchase anything or any amount first.

The sale is really good!! I have the Lorac croc palette, and it is my favorite makeup palette probably ever.

I use it daily. I really have been wanting to try more LORAC products.

On their VIP sale section, they have eyeshadows and cream eye liners for $2! Crayon eyeliners are only $1, and they all retail from $16-22.

I got the baked satin eyeshadow in 'Drama', which is the dark grey pictured below, and the duo highlighter and cream shadow/liner in black shown below. I also got, which I am very excited about receiving the Lorac eyeshadow in a matte black color, it's simply called 'black'.

I read a lot of very positive reviews about how black it is, and blendable. My other Lorac shadows are great, so I"m really excited!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Homemade Doughnut Holes! (What I'm doing today)

Today I am relaxing on this wonderful sunday. it's actually a bit rainy. so what better to do than make doughnuts??

I found this delicious looking recipe on Free As a Bird. Click here for the recipe!

This is a blog I just started following. Thank you for the recipe, Lauren!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Fall Earrings from Kendra Scott

I am loving these new earrings from Kendra Scott! You can see them on the website here:

They're not quite available yet, but you can preorder. I'm eyeing the tigers eye for a nice fall earring option, and I am definitely loving the tiger's eye necklace to match. So pretty!


These earrings are called the 'Darby Earring', and they sell for $85. Aren't they pretty??

I find it very striking in the yellow, with the blue stone accent. Love! This is a good fall option as well. 

LOVE this necklace!!

And lastly, this is the 'Andi Earring', which I think is beautiful, but perhaps a little too much for me. I wouldn't wear this as much.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Will you be watching?

Will you be watching this??

I liked the Twilight books, they were interesting and fun to read.

But to be honest, I haven't seen the last movie. But I want to catch up in time for this one to come out. I didn't like the first movie as much as I expected. I thought the acting could have been improved, and the pace was too slow.

But hopefully they are getting better! It looks dramatic and interesting, anyway!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Beauty on a Budget: How to Make your own Pore Strips

Hi All,

Today I wanted to share with you a way to make your own Pore Strips for cheap! I saw this video on youtube, it was posted by Michelle Phan. You can watch it here:


She describes how you can make your own pore strips using just unflavored gelatin powder and milk!

I tried it at home, and I found its super easy and really works!

Here's the recipe:

Mix together 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin with 1 tablespoon milk. it doesn't matter if its skim, reduced, or whole.

Microwave for 10 seconds.

Then with an old brush or your fingers, spread a thin layer over your nose. Let dry for 10 minutes or so, until its thoroughly dry, then peel off!

Friday, September 9, 2011

What I'm Reading: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

What it's about:

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. (summary from amazon.com)

My grade: A

Who Will Like it: If you like action/fantasy books. This takes place in the future, and if you don't mind lots of characters dying. 

Watch Trailer here

Jennifer Lawrence plays the main character. I would never have recognized her with her dark hair!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Suggestions for Self-Tanners?

Photo Credit from Self-Tanning Queen.com

Hi Ladies! Anyone out there love self-tanner and have a product they love? Could you recommend it to me?

I'm looking for a new self-tanner, especially one that can be used on my face. I returned the last one that I tried, it was the Fusion Beauty self-tanner spray. It really worked the best of all the tanners I tried, but I hated the smell! So much that I couldn't stand it. It gave a very natural color for me, I looked tan. But I would smell it for 2 days after I used it, and especially so when I was sweating at the gym! It was too much for me. 

I've tried a few other products. I don't mind the Jergens Gradual Daily Moisturizer with Self-Tanner available at drugstores, but I found that the medium/dark even didn't have much of an effect on my skin tone.

I am using this product right now for my face. I apply it at night:

I honestly can't tell a difference. It doesn't smell though! But no tanning effect. It does moisturize fairly well, so I'll keep using it for now.

Any recommendations?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New nars and lorac products purchased

I just purchased these new products---at least new to me. Only the eyeliner is technically new. 

Have you tried any of these? 

Nars Superorgasm. I have the original orgasm blush, and I love it. This has big gold flecks of glitter in it. Not shimmer, but chunks of glitter. I have yet to try it out, I just liked it so much in the pan.


This is the color swatch from online of the eyeliner I bought. Nars Larger than Life Eyeliner in 'Rue Bonaparte'. I have never tried Nars eyeliners, but I tried it on my hand in store, and it didn't seem to budge much. I got this to wake up my eyes when I'm tired. 

Lorac Bronzer in Warm Glow. 

I really like the shimmer that is in Lorac Bronzers. This is a light bronze with pink undertones, and shimmer. 

I wanted the TanTalizer in Baked, but I didn't like the packaging. It seems messy, and was all over the display in the store. But maybe I will go back for that one. 

I purchased these all with store credit from some returns I made awhile ago on self-tanners that I couldn't stand the smell of. 

Reviews to come later as I try them out for awhile, but these are products I know I will love.