30 May 2015

My Top Ten Beauty Wishlist: Blush

Today I'm listing the top ten blushes I wish for. Blush is my ultimate weakness when it comes to makeup- I love all forms of it and all colours. However, I'm more likely to spend lots of money on an eyeshadow palette or lipstick on a blush, so I had no problem putting together my dream list of blushes. Away we go!

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush



I'm surprised this made it to the top of my list, but really, the Hourglass blushes are supposedly magical and a rite of passage for a blush fiend like myself. This colour looks like one I don't already own and I sooooo want to try this formula.

2. Clinique Cheek Pop in Pansy Pop



I've heard nothing but raves about the Cheek Pop formula, they're cute as hell with their flower design. They're very small but not that expensive overall, and this lavender is beyond gorgeous. I need it on my cheeks asap and this might just be my next splurge.

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in Tangerine



I've tried the HD Blush formula before and it is flawless. For more natural colours of blush I prefer powders, and for louder shades I prefer cream blush. So I chose the loudest shade out there! Plus this blush would last me forever. Seriously, if you're looking for a blush you can wear everyday, then look at this formula.

4.  Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow



I've wanted this forever. Personally, the blush itself looks too shimmery for me, but IT'S SHAPED LIKE A HEART. It's so, so expensive for what you get though. Thankfully, Too Faced is coming out with heart-shaped blush compacts in the near future, so I'll sate my love for hearts in the form of one of those.

5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken


I love Marc Jacobs Beauty and this shade is gorgeous. Nuff said.

6. Stila Convertible Colour in Sweet Pea


This looks like the perfect blush for summer for my pale skin. It's cute and candy-coloured, plus it would work on my lips too.

7. Ciate Blush Pop Creme Blush in Girls Night Out


Another instance of death by packaging. Lookit that cute-ass bow. Plus the colour is gorgeous- I can't even describe it. I really, really want this.

8. Stila Aqua Glow Watercolour Blush in Water Poppy


I'm not sure if I want this for the novelty or what, but the shade is amazing and the formula interests me.

9. NARS Blush in New Order



This would be a cute one for the winter months (or half-year as it is here). I'm not too sure about the glitter, but it's adorable.

10. Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop


This just looks like it would be incredibly flattering on my skin, though it's not a colour I would usually reach for.

Ta-da! Do you have any of these?

28 May 2015

My Top 10 Beauty Wishlist- Lipsticks

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts, and I picked a hard category to narrow down. Lipstick. For the sake of keeping this list down to ten, I'm only counting lipsticks that have been released or will be in the next week or so, because holy hell, Kat Von D's sneak peeks are killing me. I'll be including both liquid and traditional lipsticks, so hop on for the ride!

1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar in Technopagan

BLACK METAL DAHLIA- Blackened burgundy with red pearl (PRO)



Starting off with one I've wanted for a long, long time, since it came out. My life may very well be complete when I own this. It's the perfect colour- I would wear it on my eyes, face, lips, nails, clothing- I want my hair to look like this. Technopagan is my favourite colour, everyone.

2. Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go

Another I've lusted after for eons. I adore the formula of these lipsticks, and I want this hot orange shade very badly.



3. MAC Matte lipstick in Men Love Mystery




This actually looks very similar to a colour I already have in my collection, but it's a gorgeous one. This could become my signature colour, and while I'm not a fan of some of MAC's formulas, I've heard very good things about this one.

4. MAC Matte lipstick in Matte Royal



So maybe I've got a thing for blurple. This shade totally fits my shallow-punk-rock-obscure-indie-social-justice-warrior aesthetic.

5. Colourpop Lippie Stix in Brills

brills


Gorgeous and a supposed dupe for many lipsticks I've wanted in the past. I swear, once I get a US shipping address, this is the first thing on my list.

6. Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Bang




I've wanted to try this formula for so long, and red-orange is my thang, yo. Plus the packaging is gorgeous.

7. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Apricot




I used to pooh-pooh Bite because their High Pigment pencil formula didn't impress me, but I've since tried the double-ended Luminous Creme lipsticks and they're my holy grail lipstick. I wore one- Violet- a bright colour!- to work one day, and I kept going into the bathroom every hour or so, thinking "oh, my lipstick must look terrible, it must need reapplication by now." It never did. I'd really like a red in this formula.

8. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Angela





I actually want all of these, but this is the colour I'm the most drawn to. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

9. Colourpop Lippie Stix in Fern

Lippie-Stix-fern

I think this colour would look gorgeous on me- just my opinion. Colourpop, come to meee!

10. Colourpop Lippie Stix in Tootsi

Lippie-tootsi


Everyone and their dog has raved about this one. I honestly have no idea what it would look like on me, but I'm willing to take the risk.

What's on your lipstick wishlist?

(Photo credits go to: official brand websites, sephora.com and swatches to lizbranquela, beautystat.com and temptalia.com.)

27 May 2015

Get to Know Me: The Beauty Blogger Tag

I'll be doing the Get To Know Me tag today, punctuated by selfies and other random pictures because yay narcissism! I cut it down to 26 questions that I hodge-podged from other Beauty Blogger tag posts. Feel free to do this on your own! I tag formul8edphrase and Daisy from Daisy's Beauty Blog!

1) Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

It's naturally wavy, but right now it's very short!

2) Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I tend to dye it myself.













3) Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

Same style every day!











4) Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

Always do it myself, however I don't take as much care of my nails as I should. I usually just paint them.


5) How often to do you change your nail polish?

Every couple of days! I tend to stick with the combination of solid cream colour + glitter topcoat.
i did my nailssss

6) Do you polish your toes in the winter or just in the summer?

Mostly in the winter, because I get bored from not being outside!


7) How long does it take for you to put on your makeup?

About 15 minutes! I can get it down to 5 if I already know what I want to apply, though.



8) What do you do first? Face or eyes?

Always my eyebrows first, then face and eyes. I don't know why I do it in that order, it doesn't make any sense!



9) Do you collect makeup or just buy it when you need it?


I collect! I need one of everything in every colour and finish.

10) How often do you wear false eyelashes?

I just bought about 13 pairs of Ardells in all shapes and sizes and some DUO lash glue, so now I just need to practice the application technique! Then I hope to wear them at least 3 times of week.

11) Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

Yes. Sometimes I'll skip concealer, but I always have my brows, eyeshadow, blush and lips done. All the fun stuff!



















12) Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?

Yes! I'm always testing out new looks or taking pictures for the blog when I'm home.



















13) Will you leave the house without makeup?
she’s been so distant lately
Only if I'm walking the dog or getting the mail.

14. How often do you work out?
"you can’t have that in here"id like to see you try and stop me

Um... never.. well, okay, I play Just Dance occasionally, and when I do, I go hard!

14) How many high end products do you own?
I'd say it's about 50/50.
















15) Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you get ready?
guess who needs a goddamn haircut

I decide when I get ready- my sense of style is "I am cold and pissed off". As in, here I am wearing my pajama shirt and fall jacket in public.

16) How often do you change your handbag?

I have a London Fog green one for fall/winter and a red hobo bag for spring/summer!

17) What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I go to bed at around 10:30 and wake up at 8!














18) Left or right handed?













Left!
19) Do you speak any foreign languages?
I speak French and I'm learning Norwegian!







20) How tall are you?
5'0''.

21) How many pets do you have?
3 cats and a dog!




 









22) How often do you blog?
A lot less than I used to, since I got a job. I used to post every single day and now I'm lucky to get one in a week.



 23) Do you read comments?
Yes! And this is my face when I read them.












24) Do you keep a list of products to try that you see in a post?
No, but that's a good idea!



25) How did you come up with your blog name?
I have no clue.














26) What’s your favorite color?
Yellow!















Well, that's it for the tag! Hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about me!
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