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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Z PALETTE HAUL ( DEPOTING MADNESS!)

I really must admit that I love this idea! I was thinking recently that I was neglecting a lot of my drug store e/s and that I had a lot of great shades that I would really like to use, plus the recent purchases of the color icon shadows by wet n wild really pushed me to do this.  I thought how much I really enjoyed the colors, pigmentation and quality of these shadows and that I really wanted to put them to use, so when I found my self putting them away in one of my make up drawers I thought to my self  "now I will forget them there and not use them" so I did not want that to happen especially because I am always reaching for my MAC or coastal scents, MUFE palettes to do my eyes, it is so much easier when all the colors are right there to choose from.

So I decided to get these babies and picked up two so that I could go ahead and depot other shadows I wanted to really start using. So I have a ton more to go and I went over board and couldn't fit all my depoted shadows, but eventually I want to also try the Unii palette which I hear great things about too. That might be what I will get for the rest of my depoted shadows, and future depotees.....LOL!!!  On the actual topic of this post... The Z palette is great, it is sturdy great snap magnetic tight lid, and great magnetic hold for your eye shadows. I did have to buy magnets separately to apply to each shadow, but no biggy. And the only con I'd say is that it is made out of cardboard which with out proper care and handling  it will get dinged up and could possibly tear, so you'd just have to be extra careful with these palettes. So that is why the next ones I may consider getting is the Unii which is hard case plastic and includes a mirror. But I am happy with the Z palette!!! I fit 26 MAC sized shadows in one and 30 color icon shadows (palette sized+ (4 single color icon shadows) + one MAC sized shadow (see below). Hope you enjoyed. ( Check out the photos)


PINK Z with Wet n Wild Color Icon Shadows + 1 Coastal Scents shadow

Leopard Z with Coastal Scents 28 neutral shadows (-1 that did not fit, and 1 that broke! : (


Pink Z Palette, Leopard Z Palette


Leopard Z Palette


Pink Z Palette


Depoting Mania!!


Opened Z Palette, Large Space for lots, and lots of shadows or blushes!!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Revlon Matte Lipstick Swatches- Pink Pout, Nude Attitude

These are my fave matte lipsticks! I love Revlon lipsticks by far. I have yet to really experience any down fall with any. Obviously before you apply any matte l/s always make sure your lips are moisturized I apply my matte lipstick in a dabbing motion through out my lips until I am satisfied with the color. Not best to swipe on matte lipsticks since they are a dry based l/s. I will usually apply a nice lip gloss over it then, my preferred is rhythm vinyl lip gloss by Rimmel, this is my absolute favorite lip gloss, my mom's too. LOL!!! ( I will post my favorite lip combo soon) Enjoy these swatches. ( nude attitude left-peachy toned nude), (pink pout right-bright but soft nude pink)



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wet n Wild Haul (Color Icon E/S swatches+) (Major Picture's)

  
COLOR ICON PALETTES: SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, GOLDEN GODDESS, GREED, VANITY, LUST
WOW! Now I must say Wet n Wild deserves a big round of applause for a great come back in my opinion. I remember buying this brand when I was younger and I loved it then. Now back then I did not know to much about other brands or quality for that matter. But I must say through the years I veered away and tried other brands that in comparison were much better then Wet n Wild. But recently they have come back and came back hard, from products in their current collection like the lip sticks, blushes and especially the color icon eye shadows.  The Color Icon shadows are amazingly pigmented and so smooth, and they have such great color pay off, I have not seen such good quality in a drug store brand in a long while.


I had been seeing these Color Icon e/s on you tube, and other blogs and thought "I am not going to get sucked in the hype" I thought they were not going to be good at all. But man was I wrong, wrong indeed. I tried one, then another, and then I was truly convinced and had to go back and get mostly all that are currently out. I also thought why not try a couple other things, like some more mascaras, which I already have some from Wet n Wild and I really enjoy them all (my fave is the mega protein, white packaging).


I also picked up some single color icon e/s which are great just like the ones that come in the palette. Now it goes to show, don't get to excited and go on a shopping spree I thought for $1.99 why not see how the eye make up remover works, uhhhhhh well not that great, first of all it has this weird sweet smell to it, but not the sweet you'd think you'd like. And sad to say it really takes a couple of tries and a whole lot of wiping to get off the e/s and that's just the e/s don't even think it'll take off the mascara that did not happen, LOL!! even after a couple of tries it was like using water. But I digress.....


Ohhhh.... but another thing I am so happy I got is the ultimate mineral bronzer in amber glow (which is known to be a dupe for MAC's stereo rose MSF) I am using this as a blush because it has a pinky bronze-y color to it and is so sweet as a blush, loving it!!!

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY (LE), GOLDEN GODDESS (LE)
Hey ladies I rambled enough I love everything in this haul (except the eye make up remover!) Please enjoy the swatches below, and take care have a Wonderful Holiday!




 
Eye Make Up remover, Ultimate mineral bronzer-Amber Glow

MEGA VOLUME, MEGA LENGTH


BRULE, SUGAR, PENNY

GREED, VANITY, LUST




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NUTTY
   
Color icon single e/s-NUTTY
 
Color Icon Palette-VANITY (my fave palette of all!!)




Ultimate Bronzer-Amber Glow



Color Icon Single e/s- BRULE, SUGAR, PENNY

Color Icon Palette- GREED
Color Icon Palette- LUST
Color Icon palette (LE)- Golden Goddess w/ eyeliner
Color Icon Palette (LE)-Sugar Plum Fairy w/ eyeliner to left

Saturday, November 20, 2010

E.L.F. Beauty Encyclopedia Neutral Edition Swatches / Review

E.L.F. Neutral Encyclopedia- 12 e/s, 1 small eyeliner (coffee) 1 double sided sponge tip applicator for $4.99 ( also accompanied with application instructions)


Hey there ladies, Thanks to all my followers I really appreciate you all taking the time to check out my blog!

So I keep it real and we all know the saying "you pay for what you get" well that is the case here, but wait I am not saying that it is terrible you are just going to have to work at it. Here I go.....

Well the color's in this "encyclopedia" (palette in laments terms) are beautiful! Don't get me wrong, I was so excited to try it out when I saw the shades. But I will say that I am happy that I only got this one, I was tempted to get the others they had. So although the shades are so pretty and true neutrals they are not really pigmented at all, but again really what can you expect, right?

Now I am not saying that I didn't do a decent eye look with this palette, it just took probably two times as long, you have to be careful not to load your brush with to much shadow because you will get a ton of fall out, and forget tapping off the brush first because the shadow will fly right off too, lol!!! "fly". Some colors are a bit more "powder-y" then others, but then some might have a bit more pigmentation then others.

So basically you are consistently going back and re applying and blendinnnnnnnnggggg for ever!!! LOL!!!!

I also notice for these shades to really show up on my eye I needed to use a white base and I had to apply it a bit heavy (one trick to use to help these along) Other than that the colors are great. Just take your time with them and you will like it.
But hey I love E.L.F big time and I have a few other items from them that I am very pleased with, this just wasn't the pick of the litter. This is really nice for beginners that are getting in to make up and want something to play with.


I tried my best with the swatches below, you can see the pigmentation for your self, with just one swatch. Enjoy Ladies!!!! (see palette at the very end)

Eye liner, row 1, 2, 3






(From top to bottom according to palette) to left a swatch of eyeliner in coffee.  



Row 1

 

(side view) row 1, and 2 w/ eyeliner











Eye Liner "coffee"


Row 3


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pink a Boo! L.A. Nail Laquer Swatch / Review

Okay so first I'd like to apologize for the crappy nails, one broke and I 'know" sad to say I cut off the rest off cause I was mad one broke! I hate walking around with a nail or two broke, it makes all that time you took to grow them and care for them a waste! LOL!!!

But I then took off my nail polish and to make my self feel better about my "terrible mishap" I slapped on this polish in a hurry ( I was heading to work). I love this shade ( Pink a Boo)  it is a nice bright almost on the neon side, slightly there, but it is so wearable and kind of gives off a little spunk, a bit of a kick to any outfit you are wearing casual or dress down, I was wearing work attire and I thought it looked nice! (swatch below, two coats, no top coat) (way better if I had time to put on a top coat, LOL) Wanted to share it with you all, only a $1.00 at my local Dollar General, and the Dollar Tree also has L.A. nail polishes.

Enjoy Ladies. xoxo Evita

Great Give Away at mytopbeautybuys.....



WOW what great goodies!!!

mytopbeautybuys is having an amazing giveaway here are the prizes she is giving away!

Giveaway ends December 1, 2010 make sure you enter it! have fun! Yeah!!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Revlon Lip Gloss - Pink Pop SWATCH

So from time to time I will post swatches from items I am currently enjoying, If you have any requests on products that you have maybe seen me feature in one of my you tube videos, and you would like a swatch or a more in depth review let me know I will post it here! Enjoy.

Revlon Lip Gloss - Pink Pop SWATCH
PRO: Great color pay off , smells okay, packaging is nice, I like the applicator. Creamy type color, with a small undertone of a subtle sheen. Can be applied for a sheer wash of color, or a bit more dense
CON: Just a tad bit sticky, thick, weird though because some of the other glosses that I have from this line from Revlon aren't really sticky I guess it may depend on the color?






Saturday, November 6, 2010

CONFETTI NAIL LAQUER HAUL / SWATCHES

VAVA VOOM, AFTER PARTY, SHOW STOPPER., MOONSTRUCK
Confetti nail lacquer is actually a great nail polish brand, and for a great price too. I got these babies at my local CVS for only $1.99 each.

Let me start off by saying that these polishes are very pigmented and have great color pay off, (swatches below-only one coat & no top coat) what you see in the bottle is what you will actually get on your nail, now we know we have been disappointed here and there when we get a polish and it comes out totally different on our nails then what it looks like in the bottle. Or we have to put on so many coats just to get that color. But not with these, they are very dense color and creamy looking to, which I like in a polish I only need one coat and I am satisfied.

The colors  I picked up and love them all, are: VAVA VOOM, AFTER PARTY, SHOW STOPPER, MOONSTRUCK. I will say out of all of them my total fave is "moon struck" I even went back and picked up the last one, it was the only color that was out of stock! I love it's grayish very opaque purple hue that it has to it.

1-Vava voom is a more subtle violet pink color (index finger swatch)
2-After party is more of a Autumn shade, a very creamy soft terracotta color (middle finger swatch)

3-Show stopper is more of a burgundy on the redder side of the hue's but also like that creamy terracotta color too. (pointer finger swatch)
4-Moon struck (my fave!!)  grayish very opaque purple hue (thumb swatch)

Hope you enjoyed!! Take Care : )






Friday, November 5, 2010

MAC HAUL!!!

These are a couple of things that I had been wanting to try and I am happy I got them, very happy with all the products. First of all.....many of you may know I love blushes, MAC especially I think they have a broad spectrum of colors to offer any skin tone. I love the cream blushes especially and decided to pick up Brit Wit.
MAC's site description describes it as a dirty plum color, which I most admit kind of is why I did not get it sooner. I thought I am to light complected to pull off a "dirty plum" thinking that is going to be to dark. But long and behold I love it!! It's actually what I have been looking for along the lines of a plumy cream base / blush for other plumy or pinky toned powder blushes I own. My description of it would be a nice opaque plumy with just a very tiny hint of pinky undertone.
I also picked up the cream color base in nude which I am so happy I got, my intentions for this is as a base for a powder blush which I totally recommend for any powder blush to last and have better color pay off is to always apply a cream base of some sort to help it stick and last. So this nice soft nudey peachy color base will do the trick.
I also purchased two pro palette blushes in Melba and Breezy, Ohhhh baby I am loving these colors Melba is a soft peachy nude blush for those soft subtle looks, and Breezy is a nice soft with a soft sheen to it dirty plum color (yeah I think that description better suits this blush, lol) And the last thing I got was MAC's lip erase in Dim, I have been wanting to try this although my lips are not very darkly pigmented there are still a few shades that are a bit opaque or pretty light in color that my lip pigmentation can alter a bit, so I am hoping this product will work for me the consistency is great, nice and smooth like a balm, and it does cover my lips pretty well too, but I have yet to place a color over it and see how long it last any future updated requested please let me know, hope you enjoyed and take care!! : )
(swatches below)

1-Breezy
2-Melba
3-CCB nude
4-CB Brit Wit
5-Lip Erase Dim (sorry does not show up)
Sorry lighting is not that great, but colors are as they appear.