Monday, April 21, 2008


So I'm almost done with finals, meaning I have one semester left! whoo hoo! However, not so pleased with this new bare minerals color, "Medium Golden". It's supposed to be the medium shade for peeps like me with redness and issues of the sort. So far, not impressed. I will give it another day/chance, then it's over beast! 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ok I Lied

Red Lipstick can look good on some people, such as the lovely Miss Dita Von Teese. And the pale skin. So much better than my attempt to pull it off! 

P.S. She is totally at a MAC event! Yea! 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Review: Red Lipstick

Red Lipstick. Who thought this was cute? Here I am, sitting in my living room at 11pm, wearing red lipstick and all I can think is yowza! First, it finds its way on everything, including my husband's cheek, and my teeth. Second, all I can think of is old lady. It reminds me of my grandma who used to use her red lipstick dually for her lips and cheeks. Third, I don't need a third. Two reasons are enough. I can't even eat right now for fear of it spreading all over my face! 

There you go, I even used the super pale foundation to complement the look. Horrible! 

(The color is MAC Powerhouse in case you wanted to know).

How Much Would You Pay For This Dress?

(click to enlarge - at your own risk)

Apparently Lauren Conrad thinks this piece of rayon (a.k.a. the "Victoria" dress) is worth $135. Hey, it's a steal compared to its twin, the Frankie, which for 2 more inches of fabric costs 20 bucks more. 

The best part is that this is from the "Les Deux" collection. What a crafty name for a collection, especially from Lauren Conrad who think she is so chic because she has been to Paris! OMG, guys! Actually, Lauren probably doesn't even know what this elementary phrase means. She named it after her favorite hang out, the trendy Les Deux (or as those posers who go there call it, Lay Doo). Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Brody Jenner- they all think they're elite for going to LD but pretty much no one besides them go there. much would U pay for this dress? 


I figured I should probably post something other than MAC MAC MAC (especially since I will probably be putting a lot more MAC on here in the near future!). Anyways can I say, I love this brand! I know, it totally fits me seeing as though I live in Utah half the year and Alaska for the other half. This brand is fairly new to me, but I love their stuff so much! I have never really been an outdoorsy person, and wearing TNF is (arguably) the most outdoorsy you can get! I recently bought a cute little jacket called the Venus, and it has an avalanche detector thing in it, so if I get caught in an avi, they can find me! It's just sown right into the sleeve. Weird, huh? Other than that, their fleece jackets are divine, and don't get me started on the tent slippers! They had me at hello. Anyways, if you haven't invested in one or two or three north face jackets, will you please do that for me? No matter where you live! It is one investment you won't regret. 

Dress Camp is S/O!

Okay, I just have to cry a little for a second because Dress Camp is already sold out Now, if you are totally wondering what the crap this Dress Camp collection even is, it is a limited edition palette, lipstick and two lip glasses. I was very fortunate enough to order the palette before it sold out, but after checking online for swatches of the product color, I saw how absolutely be-a-utiful the lipstick is! Seriously, check it out for yourself:

Is this not the prettiest pink you've ever seen? Not too bright, not too boring, with a nice hint of sparkles! Anyways, here's me hoping that more get released soon! 

PS- This collection is only available on, and in 3 MAC stores: SoHo, Robison and one in the Bay Area. 

Photo Credit: glam8babe via

Thursday, March 27, 2008

MAC Review: Loose Mineralize Foundation

With Bare Minerals taking over the foundation world, MAC decided they should get on the bandwagon and release their very own Bare Minerals type foundation (do you love how B.M. is on the same level as Band-Aid and Kleenex- it's not a tissue, it's a Kleenex!). As soon as I saw it, I had to try it out. I even bought a nifty brush with which to apply. 

Now, for you Bare Minerals junkies, the MAC application process is a little different. It does not include a cute little kit complete with three brushes, a mineral veil and bronzer. Contrarily, it is one 8.5 oz jar that you just apply. Yea. I dunno. 

The counter girl assured me that unlike Bare Minerals, you don't need the Mineral Veil. She also bragged about how there are 77 minerals in MAC's foundation, vs. 5 in B.M. So I went home, and applied it the next day. However, let's just say I was pretty disappointed. I even used my B.M. concealer brush because there's nothing quite like it for mineral makeup, but the coverage blows! It is described as a medium-buildable coverage, but it seemed to do no better than a tinted moisturizer for coverage. Even when I attempted to "build", it just started looking cakey. 

I appreciate that MAC is trying to make some money on this mineral makeup craze, and I also appreciate that they're not as corny as the Bare Minerals infomercials, but honestly, Bare Minerals still can't be beat. This is the third alternative mineral makeup I've tried and I keep going back to B.M. Sorry, MAC! I love you but stick to what you do best: Makeup Art!