Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cleaning My Collection

At the end of the year, I thought I would do myself a favor and clean out my makeup.  I haven't ever done this on such a big scale, so I have a lot of old makeup.

Yep.  I have A LOT that I needed to throw out.

Ten Beauty Pigment in Twinkle Twinkle Shimmer: never worn.  I'm not even sure where I got this/why I have it.
Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow in 30 Rose Tints:  This was my first makeup love, but I haven't worn it in at least a year (probably more).  It's quite old, and not up to my standards anymore.
Revlon Perle in 040 Brushed Copper:  I got this when I first found out copper-toned shadows make blue eyes pop.  It had tons of fall out, and was soon replaced by Urban Decay's Suburbia.
Lip Smackers in Coca Cola Cherry: This stuff was OLD and GROSS.
Rimmel Lasting Finish in 010 Ditzy: An old dance lipstick.  I used to wear bright pink, but I wear bright red now.
?? Green Apple Mint:  Another oldie.

Covergirl Wet Slicks in 350 Shimmershell: This stuff was just old.
Maybelline Full 'n Soft:  I don't even think they make this anymore, but I really loved it.
Maybelline Unstoppable in Espresso: I hated this stuff.  (Read more about that here.)
Covergirl Exact Eyelights in 710 Radiant Sapphire:  Why did anyone let me purchase blue eyeliner to wear on a daily basis in 6th grade?  This stuff didn't even work well.
Revlon Colorstay in Cocoa:  OK, if we're being honest here, the only drugstore eyeliner I truly love is the Rimmel Apocalypse.  Most of the other stuff, like this, don't even apply on the eye without RUBBING to the point of my eyes hurting.
Maybelline Unstoppable in Onyx: (Read more about this here.)
Maybelline Expert Wear in Velvet Black: (Read more about this here.)
Maybelline 015 Born With It: Again, just super old.
Maybelline Great Lash:  My mother loves this stuff, so she gave this to me when I started wearing makeup.  I haven't touched it in years.
Wet n Wild Natural Wear in 106:  This didn't suit me and was super old.
Covergilr 545 Persian Pink:  Another old dance lipstick.

Covergirl Trio:  I've lost the name of this.  I used to wear this all the time before I got the Naked palate
Covergirl Eye Enhancers:  I've lost the name of this, as well.  Don't worry--I never actually wore this out.  This was  part of my dance makeup, but I have a better blue that I use now.
Ten Beauty Pigment in White Frosting Shimmer:  Again, no idea why I have this.

Well, there's all my old makeup gone.  It actually feels really nice to have all that stuff that I hadn't used in ages out of my stuff.  I now have room for more makeup!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Product Review | Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

It's been a long time since I've done a review.  Too long.  A while ago, I went into Ulta for the first time ever.  It was a magical experience.  One of the products I picked up was the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110.

I have been in love with this foundation ever since I first put it on!  It is full coverage, but it is not cakey in the least.  It is super pale, which is amazing.  No one ever makes foundations that are quite pale enough for me.  I have been wearing this without a primer to test it, and it has ticked all the boxes--and then some!  Because of my oily skin, I need a foundation that will stay matte.  This one does!  Unlike other foundations I usually use, this one has a dewy finish.  Uh oh.  Usually that means my face looks like one big greasy, shiny mess.  But this foundation (especially when paired with Rimmel Stay Matte powder) does not have that effect.  It's actually kind of nice to have a dewy finish for once.  I have to be careful to not apply too much, because I find that when I apply too much, it tends to get greasy.  It also tends to fill in creases (such as fine lines on the forehead, so I have to blend it out whilst applying.  This stays on all day and it doesn't slide off.  (It even made it through a gym session.)   Also, it's from the drug store, so it's quite cheap.  One thing I don't like about this foundation is that there's no pump dispenser and the bottle doesn't squeeze out.  This means that most of the time I end up pouring out too much foundation and wasting it.  Overall, I think that this foundation will be a staple for quite sometime.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Top 5 Nail Polish Colors for Winter

Well, my first ever blog post was "Top 5 Nail Polish Colors for Summer" (read that here).  Now, about 6 months later, I feel like I have grown so much as a blogger and makeup lover.  I decided to repeat that post, but chose shades that I love in the winter time.

L-R: OPI Russian Navy, OPI You Don't Know Jacques!, Nars Disco Inferno, Essie Vested Interest, Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear 370 Black Out
OPI Russian Navy:  This is an amazing navy color (who would've thunk it?!).  I really love blue, so this is my go-to winter blue.

OPI You Don't Know Jacques!:  This looks really brown, but it ends up being a taupe-y, neutral on the nails.  I love a good neutral every now and then.

Nars Disco Inferno:  I got this in my stocking and couldn't wait to put it on!  It is a shimmmery, silvery iridescent color.  This is what I have on my nails right now!  (Spoiler:  I'm writing this and scheduling if for later.)  I thought it would be a fun, festive nail polish for the New Year.

Essie Vested Interest:  Ever since my friend gave this to me for my birthday, I have been OBSESSED with this.  It is a burgundy color.  The deep red is so gorgeous.  Plus, Essie nail polishes are so well-formulated.

Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear 370 Black Out: Sometimes, you've just got to go with the classic black, right?  I grabbed this because at Halloween it was the cheapest black nail polish I could find.  I will definitely be purchasing more nail polishes from this line!  It stays on so well, and is very chip-resistant.

I hope you liked this post!  What is your favorite nail polish for the winter?