Friday, February 29, 2008

Exotic Green/Blue EOTD

Hello to those who actually read my blog lol :)

I did a EOTD, as usual with just one eye XD. I don't know...I never do two eyes since I can never capture a good picture with bot eyes open and closed. It always ends up looking weird and all...so I just zoom up usually on my left eye.

I also rarely do FOTDs since I dont' really wanna waste my face makeup, well, not that it's severely wasted and all, but if I were to do a lotta FOTDs, then my makeup would go bye-bye pretty soon. Since I have no car, no insurance, but I do have a driver's license, I can't exactly get anywhere to get makeup. Plus, my mom doesn't really favor me buying makeup because she thinks when I wear makeup, I "show off", but that's obviously not the case!!! Us girls love to play with makeup. It's a hobby, pastime, and you know what, some of us really love lookin at the mirror and see improvements we have done from learning, or simply we are very proud that we did a good job! Also wearing makeup alotta times gives an extra "oomph" to my out appearance and I like that if I go out sometimes. But my again, my mom tries to minimize my use of makeup as she doesn't like me looking old and what not. I can see her point, but I don't see what's a little harm in wearing some eye makeup just only sometimes when I go out. Makeup's fun and i love it, I just hope she understands it.

anyhoo, onward to the pictures because I'm sure yall rather would see that than read my blabbing! I'm sorry that my camera didn't quite capture the true color of the eyeshadows. The blue at the outer corner is supposed to be much bluer than you see in the photo. In the photos it sorta just looks green, which disappoints me since it looks so nice in person.
I used:

-Loreal Paint in "Secretive" as my base
-NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose pigments in Lime (inner corner to half lid)
-ULTA single eyeshadow in Luna (from half lid to outer corner)
-Styli-Style 24 Line & Seal Eyeliner in Carbon Black #135
-Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black (used as a base to hold curl)
-Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara in Black (used to lengthen and volumize)
-Tweezerman Metal Eyelash curler

Hope yall enjoyed it ^_^

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mini Haul Given from my Sweet BF :)

So I saw my Walgreens where I live having a BOGOF with the entire stock of L'oreal products, which means the L'oreal paints came into mind to buy since they usually are so pricey! Usually my bf comes over to visit me and he takes me to Walgreens to buy makeup since Walgreens keeps having sales for some reason--but I'm not complaining, I like those sales :). Since I keep feeling bad for wasting "us" time due to my Walgreens-trips whenever he comes over, I asked if it was okay if he could go to Walgreens to buy me the L'Oreal paints so that way when he comes to pick me up, we won't waste time for us (don't think anything dirty now people!!).

He didn't like the idea of rummaging through makeup since he's a guy of course, but he went past his "ickness" and bought them for me :). Unfortunately the Walgreens near his house didn't have the sale, so he bought 3 Loreal paint tubes for me, totaling to like $30! I felt so horrible since I thought it was BOGOF throughout the city where I'm at, but unfortunately it was only for my area where I live that had that promotion. Having felt so bad, I gave him $20. He didn't want it since he got it for me out of his want since he knows I love makeup :). But I gave him the money anyway and put it in his wallet because I don't wanna be the gf that wastes all the guy's money. He wanted to pay for it so I left that compromise where the $10 were on him and the $20 were on me out of the $30 total purchase price.


I tried some on, but without concealer so I probably didn't get the most out of the color. My yellow undertones probably skewed the true color. I tested it out with the brush, and I personally didn't like the brush. It didn't make things go on evenly at all and it deposited too much or too little in some areas, so I stuck with using my fingers since I don't really have a brush set. Maybe I'll just use those wimpy brushes to apply powder eyeshadow or something or use it as a lip brush. Since I have 3 of those brushes, I'll test them out, but for sure it'll probably make a better lip brush than eyeshadow.

PROS:

1) Feels really smooth :)
2) Although I haven't gone outside with this on, it seems to not crease on me and it stays put rather well
3) Not glittery, but not a flat color. It has this subtle shimmer to it
4) Great as a base
5) A little goes a long way

CONS:

1) When you "pierce" the opening of the tube, for some reason the pressure that was stored in the tube is slowly trying to make the paint come out on its own and I don't like that since I dont' wanna waste any paint.

2) I thought the color Lofty was gonna be more on the pink side. It's more of a pretty beige on me. Maybe it's because I didn't have concealer on to neutralize out my yellow undertones

3) I honestly thought the tubes were gonna be bigger than what they actually are!! You see that picture I put up of the tubes? Thats a really good comparison for the paint tube's actual size. The actual tube is slightly slightly slightly smaller than shown in the picture, but that's the closest I can get to showing the tube-size "to scale" if you know what I mean.
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I tried to take pictures with the paints on my eyes as swatches, but since these were neutral colors, you couldn't see that much on the camera since the sun is bright outside. you definitely see more in person.

"Secretive" is a good champagne color that brightens up the eye area. Good to wear with mascara and a little bit of eyeliner for a natural look, or use it as a base.

Although I know there aren't exactly many viewers reading this, oh well, if anybody has any questions regarding these Loreal tubes, don't hesitate to ask :)

Last, but definitely not least, I want to say to my bf: I love you honey! Thank you for buying the makeup, I appreciate it <3

~IchigoBunnie

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Joined in on the Blogspot Wagon

So thanks to the awesome Ilurvemakeup, I joined blogspot!

I kept seeing so many people have blogspots, but I never really joined since I didn't think I was going to use it.

Since I have quite a bit of homework to do today, I won't be posting much until I have more time.

I'll use this blogspot to rant, post makeup related goodies, hair, clothes, camera-whoring if I feel like it, and random things that I feel like I wanted to post that day.

I really want to post about makeup a lot, but I don't purchase enough makeup to give much wow-factors to the public, so I'm sorry. I am a student who doesn't have a job and I can't really go out wasting my parent's money. So far I can only post what I have, which mainly consists of drugstore makeup since I don't have much money to work with!

Hope to see yall soon :)

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