Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012


So, I decided to do this post to show how I organize my makeup/lotion/hair products/etc. because I think I have a pretty good system for my makeup. I find things quickly and everything is in place and I love being organized. It's important to organize your makeup because you won't lose anything and it keeps your makeup from getting ruined or broken! I've seen several makeup storage videos and blog posts and I just though I would contribute!

Okay so this is were all of my makeup is stored. I have a desk from IKEA (the hutch came separate) and then I have the matching cabinet thing also from IKEA. 

As you can see, I use plastic drawers of various sizes to store my makeup. I think it's the best way if you have a lot of makeup. I get these drawers from Walmart, and they aren't that much money either!

In the first 3 drawers, I have these desk inserts to separate my makeup products. I plan on getting more but I'm content with just 3 for now! They are also inexpensive.

On top, I have a desk organizer that my mom had given me and I use it to organize my palettes. You can get these from any office store, even Target/Walmart have them!

On top of my hutch, I have a Q-tip holder along with some nail polishes. To organize my brushes, I bought plastic tumblers from Walmart and filled them with tiny beads from AC Moore and just stuck them in. I have about 5 of those.

Inside my vanity drawer, I use a kitchen organizer (normally used for forks, spoons, etc.) for my "most-used" products. They're easily accessible and organized.

I also have a plastic organizer inside my vanity drawer to hold all of my clips and hair ties.

In the bottom cabinets, I have two baskets to hold random things and makeup. Then I have two more plastic organizers storing more makeup.

In my closet, I have two bigger plastic drawers with wheels on them which hold makeup bags, lotions, hair products, and more makeup palettes that didn't fit in the office organizer. On top of one, I just have a shoe box containing the products I use daily, but I plan on getting a more cuter basket to hold them in!

So that's all I have right now! It may take a little bit of work but organizing your stuff, whether it's makeup or not, makes your life sooo much easier! xo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Makeup Survey!

What is your favorite mascara? Too Faced Lash Injection! Definitely my favorite.
What is you favorite eye primer/base?
 Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
What are your 5 favorite eyeshadows? Urban Decay Sin, Sugarpill Royal Sugar, Sugarpill Poison Plum, Sugarpill Darling, and Sugarpill Goldilux.
What color eyeshadow looks best on you?  
What color eyeshadow looks bad on you? I don't think I found one really.
Do you define your brows? Yeah, I do.
What are your favorite liquid, gel, & pencil eyeliners? Liquid: E.L.F., Gel: Maybelline, and with pencils, I just get whatever.
Do you curl your lashes before applying mascara?
What drugstore eyeshadows do you find the best? L'Oreal HIP and Wet N' Wild.
Do you wear false lashes? Sometimes.

What is the lip color you wear the most? Nude colors.
What lip color do you wear on special occasions? Pinks or nudes.
What is your favorite lip balm? Burt's Bees.
What is your favorite lipstick? MAC Viva La Glam II.
What is your favorite lipgloss? I don't really use lipgloss. 
Do you prefer lipgloss to have a flavor or no? I don't mind.
Do you like matte finish or shimmer finish more? Both is fine.
Do you wear lip liner? Sometimes.
What lip colors look best on you? Nudes and pinks. I don't really like the way red's look on me. 
Do you wear blush/bronzer? Wet N' Wild Bronzer.
Do you wear face primer? Rimmel Face Primer or Too Faced Face Primer.
Do you wear highlighter? Sometimes, Benefit Moon Beam.
What is your favorite liquid foundation? Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation.
What is your favorite concealer? Hard Candy Glamouflage or CoverGirl.
Do you wear powder to set your liquid foundation or concealer? Yup.
Are you warm-toned or cool toned? I could be both.
Do you wash your face daily? When I remember to.
Do you exfoliate when needed? Yes.
What is your favorite moisturizer? Neutrogena Combination-Skin Moisturizer.
Do you prefer shimmer finish or matte finish? Matte usually.
Ones that aren’t categorized:
What is your favorite part on your makeup routine? My eyes.
What do you bring in your makeup travel bag? I usually have concealer and eyeliner and powder.
Who is your biggest inspiration makeup wise? Whenever I see something that inspires me I guess. There's nothing in particular.
What are your favorite makeup brushes? My Coastal Scents makeup brushes.
What is your your favorite makeup brand overall? Well, I don't really have a "favorite".
What is your one product you can not live without? My Vaseline lip stuff cause my lips are always chapped, urggg.
What is your favorite makeup look? Either bright or smokey eyes with nude lips.
When did you start using makeup? Middle school.
Your everyday makeup routine? It usually varies.
What is your favorite makeup remover? Neutrogena.
How often do you wear makeup? Usually everyday.

About Me!

Since I haven't really had an "About Me" yet, I thought I'd just do one now! Okay! So...

Basics: I'm 19 years old and I'll be 20 in March! Everyone tells me I look so much younger than I am! I was born and raised in Central, New Jersey. I'm very weird and awkward but once you get to know me, you'll get used to it. I have a boyfriend of 1 year and 3 months and his name is Dillon. He makes me super super happy! I'm definitely a child at heart. Besides makeup and shopping, I have an obsession with Dream Catchers and Diamonds. In my free time I like to play my keyboard, go on Maple Story (BEST GAME EVERRRRR, I'm a Ice/Lightning Mage :D), and playing video games, especially Zelda.

My makeup background: I graduated makeup school and I have certificates in both Beauty Makeup and SPFX Makeup. I plan on being a freelance makeup artist and blogger. Before making the decision to become a makeup artist, I studied Graphic Design and it has helped me tons in the makeup industry because of my creativity and artistic background. I've always been collecting makeup and it has become an obsession of mine! I love trying out new products (high-end to drugstore to indie) and putting together different colors and looks. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

HAUL: Sugarpill

Shipping was fast/average and everything was covered with pink tissue paper. I also received a personal thank-you on my info sheet which I thought was a nice touch.

Nothing came broken and none of the jars spilled.

All of the pigments I ordered along with a Sugarpill sticker which I think is the cutest sticker ever because it's glittery!!! And my order also came with a business card, and a free sample.

The sample I received was Junebug and I'm happy it wasn't a pigment I ordered because I hate when companies give me a sample I already have a full size of! So that was a good thing. I also was debating on whether to get Junebug too but I decided not too so maybe once I try the sample I will order it eventually!

 Along with the pigments, I also ordered a single eyeshadow in Bulletproof since the 2 palettes don't come with the black and I've heard so many good reviews on how pigmented it is.

 *The lids are soooo cute! And so are the boxes *-*

  *From left to right: Lumi, Royal Sugar, Asylum, Absinthe, Darling, Goldilux, and Tiara.

Lumi - You can't see it in the picture really but the color is white with a turquoise sheen with a bit of blue and green and when you put it over a color or black the color transforms.

Royal Sugar - The main reason why I wanted to buy Sugarpill Loose Shadows. This color is so gorgeous! It's a bright blue with a bit of glitter. If you add a bit of Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy before applying this, the glitter definitely shows a lot more!

Asylum - Bright red with sparkles!

Absinthe - Shimmery, vivid lime green with yellow undertones. I don't have many green shadows, because it's not one of my favorite colors, but this color is soooo pretty, I couldn't resist!

Darling - Teal with iridescent turquoise sparkles. I'm obsessed with turquoise colors! 

Goldilux - I HAD to get this color because I've never ever seen a gold color like this before! It's a metallic gold with a high shine.

Tiara - Metallic silver with a high shine.

*For some reason all of the jars were filled at different levels? I've seen this before on another blog so I guess that's pretty common from them? Hmm.

 Swatches! From left to right: Lumi, Tiara, Goldilux, Asylum, Royal Sugar, and Absinthe.
*Swatches are over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy

REVIEW: Sugarpill 4-Color Eyeshadow Palettes

Top Left: Dollipop - Vibrant, matte hot pink
 Top Right: Afterparty - Bright turquoise with a semi-pearly sheen
Bottom Left: Midori - Vibrant green with a slightly pearl sheen
Bottom Right: Tako - Pure matte white

 Swatches from left to right: Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori, and Tako.
*Swatches are over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone

 Top Left: Flamepoint - Vibrant matte orange
Top Right: Buttercupcake - Bright, matte yellow with opaque coverage
Bottom Left: Love+ - Bright red with a semi-pearly sheen
Bottom Right: Poison Plum - Dramatic purple with a semi-pearly sheen

 Swatches from left to right: Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, and Poison Plum.
*Swatches are over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone

 *compared to a MAC eyeshadow

Product: 10/10
Pigmentation: 10/10
Texture: 8/10
Longetivity: 8/10
Application: 9/10
Packaging: 10/10

Where to Buy: (<-- where I found mine)
Shipping: Shipping was very fast!
Price: $12 for single eyeshadows and $34.00 for palettes