Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OCC Lip Tars: Review & Swatches!

If you're looking for a pigmented, long wearing lip color, look no further. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tars are by far the most pigmented lip products I have ever tried. These tubes may look small, but the tiniest little drop will magically spread enough to cover your lips!

Divine, Plum

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MAKE UP FOR EVER 12 Flash Color Case: Review & Swatches

The MUFE 12 Flash Color Case is a product I have wanted for years (literally), and I finally got my hands on it this last weekend at IMATS. What draws me to this product is its versatility: these 12 cream base colors can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, and you can mix the shades to achieve virtually any color you desire. A palette like this gives almost unlimited options for colors to incorporate into your makeup. I personally am most excited to mix these for eyeshadow bases (because they are oil based, I will be using a primer underneath)!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams: Review & Swatches

Today I am welcoming a new brand to this blog, Make Up For Ever. I recently bought my first batch of MUFE products at IMATS LA (watch the haul here!), because I've always heard amazing things about their products. Their Aqua Creams are some of the most raved about because they are a multi-purpose cream product (much like MAC Paint Pots) that is long-wearing and comes in a variety of colors.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A new favorite accessory!

I was in the Nordstrom B.P. department yesterday, and when I went to check out I noticed a bin of these little sunglass pouches on the counter. How cute are they?! For only $6, I had to have one. I didn't have anything to keep my sunglasses in anyway!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nail of the Day: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

Today's NOTD is my favorite summer blue: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. I love this shade because it is a royal blue that still has a bright tone to it. I purchased OPI's Dating a Royal in hopes that it would look like this, but it always turned out dull. When I saw this in Rite Aid, I had to snatch it up!

natural light, 2 coats

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Nail of the Day: Zoya Adina

Today's Nail of the Day is a duochrome purple-green shade from Zoya called Adina. I ordered this during the Zoya "3 free nail polishes" deal a few months ago, and wasn't sure if I would like it until I actually got it on my nails. What I like about this color is, because of its duochrome, it goes with almost any outfit. I love polishes like these because I can wear them longer (I am kind of OCD about my polish not clashing with my clothing).

natural light, 2 coats

This polish was extremely, extremely hard to photograph. My camera kept picking up only purple or only green, not the duochrome. This picture was one of the best I could get.

Yay or nay?
xx, Allison

Friday, June 3, 2011

Outfit of the Day: Santa Monica Pier!

Hey everyone! I had a free evening last night so I decided to do something I've been meaning to do ever since I got to LA: take photos at the Santa Monica Pier! I managed to get some good photos and even filmed a vlog of the little outing, which you can see on my YouTube vlog channel.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nail of the Day: OPI Hot & Spicy

Today's NOTD is quickly becoming one of my favorite summer nail polishes. OPI Hot & Spicy is a bright orange, and a surprisingly wearable one. Orange is a color that I just learned to avoid early in life, so I was extremely hesitant when choosing this color. What makes it unique is its shade; while I'm sure here in this single photo it just looks plain orange to you, when compared next to other orange polishes it takes on a much more coral-pink-orange appearance. Thus, you get the fun of wearing an orange polish without the atrocious pumpkin orange shade. It looks great against the tan I've gotten, and it really gives my nails a nice summer pop!

natural light, 2 coats

The consistency on this one is good; 2 coats should be enough for complete opacity.

What do you think of orange nail polish? Yay or nay?
xx, Allison