Archive for August 2011

Survey Time!

I decided for my first of my month 'o' posts that I would start with a basic survey to give you a little insight into my makeup clouded brain :)


-How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice

-What skin type do you have? Very dry, with some slightly oily patches here and there in the summer

-What is your current facial wash? Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser, Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing wash, my Konjac sponge, and clarisonic :) (complicated I know)

-Do you exfoliate? yes, I alternate between a physical and chemical exfoliant, and exfoliate my body 3 times a week

-What brand do you use? Face: Skin Food Pineapple Peeling Gel, St.Ives Apricot Scrub; Body: Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub

-What moisturizer do you use? Day- Elemis Maximum Moisture, Night- Elemis Tri-Enzyme Night Cream

-Do you have freckles? On my shoulders, and a couple spattered across my face

-Do you use eye cream? Yes, Dr. Brandt R3P eye cream from the flaws no more line

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? No, but I have sensitive skin, and occasional hormonal breakouts

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? yes, and it wrecked havoc on my skin

-What foundation do you use? Depends on the day! Right now I'm loving Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Laura Mercier Moisturizing foundation, Guerlain Terracota Second Skin Foundation, and Armani Face Fabric

-How about concealer? Under eyes: Skin Food Salmon in light or Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, Blemishes: Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit in Warm Ivory

-Do you know your undertone color? Yess, pink

-What do you think of fake eyelashes? I absolutely LOVE them for nights out!

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Haha, I wish. I have tonss of mascaras, and it takes me atleast 6 months to get through a tube.

-What brand of mascara do you use? once again, depends on the day. This week I've been loving Benefit's They're Real, Blinc, and Urban Decay Cannonball

-Sephora or MAC? Sephora, because of the variety of brands.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? not yet, working on it

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? brushes, beauty blender

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? always. usually UDPP followed by a Mac Paint Pot

-For the face? Laura Mercier Hydrating primer

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? Slightly shimmery taupes, all kinda of purple, and MAC Parisian Skies (from the MAC bloggers obsession collection)

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? All 3... liquid and creme on my upper lashline, cake and pencil for my water line, and usually shadow for my lower lash line.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? it has been a long time since I did that... although when I use mascaras with the plastic spiky wands it happens sometimes

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I absolutely love them! but don't use them nearly enough as I should.

-Do you use mineral makeup? No, it makes my face itchy

-What is your favorite lipstick? MAC Blankety, Tom Ford in Blush Nude, MAC Rebel, Guerlain Gigilo

-How about lipgloss? Chanel Glossimers (almost every single color), MAC Frankly Fresh, MAC Lounging, Edward Bess Endless Love, Rouge Bunny Rouge Fleur Parfait and MAC Lip Gelees

-What is your favorite blush to use? Armani Blushing Fabric #3, MAC Beauty Powders from Liberty of London Collection, Burberry Misty Blush, NARS Penny Lane

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? Only when I really neeed something... like the Bobbi Brown BBU palette that showed up in my mailbox yesterday :)

-Do you like drugstore makeup? I think that drugstores are really stepping up their game these days, the quality of wet and wilds makeup is just outstanding.

-Do you go to CCO's? Yes! but they are so bad for my wallet!

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Yes, I'd love to but they are so expensive; you can learn from YouTube for free

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Only when its early in the morning, or I've already had a couple drinks.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate? REVERSE RACCOON EYES, girls, PLEASE buy the right color concealer.

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup? when I'm in the mood, yes!

-Which celebrity always has great make up? Adele, she has NEVER had a bad makeup moment.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Mascara

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes, and do sometimes, but I have too much fun putting on makeup to not wear it!

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? If my skin is nice, of course!

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? I think that Guerlain has a very solid line, as does Chanel and Bobbi Brown. I'm liking more subdued makeup as I get older.

-What do you think of Makeup?? It's my passion, what I consider myself talented in, and what I want to do for the rest of my life :)

hope you enjoyed that



In and Outs- Summer 2011

I want to start doing weekly in and outs, but decided to start off I should do a Summer in and out.

Being ridiculously pale
Paris having the kind of weather Dallas has in winter
All the tourists!
Thick foundations
Skincare Products making HUGE claims
Snooty sales people
"statement" jewelry pieces
Europe getting fall collections a million years after the US ( I JUST got my hands on Peridot)

He-Shi Fake Tan
Going to Greece in September
Tinted moisturizers (look for a comparison post soon!)
Being at a place in my life I never thought I would get to
Chanel Tan de Soleil Bronze Universal Tanning Base (what a mouthful!)
Dainty jewelry
Nail Polish
Makeup Alley
Ellie Goulding
Big Comfy T-Shirts and Haviannas
Getting back in the Gym
Asian sheet masks

*photo property of he-shi tan*

so... that's all for now! see you guys soon :)




So, I've made the executive decision to buckle down and really work on blogging. I highly doubt anyone is still reading, but I made the transition to youtube (here) and let me blog fall to the waist side. Anyways, I've made a goal to blog atleast once a day, for the entire month of September, so get ready!