Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review: Bare Mineral Prime Time Primer Shadow

I've had these Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer Shadow for a while now. I'm super excited that Bare Minerals has finally come out with colored primers. I liked these because they serve more than one purpose. Not only are they a primer but can be used as an eyeshadow all by itself.

There are actually six colors in the range and I picked three of the six. I feel like the three colors I picked are more suitable to my everyday makeup routine.

The three I picked are: (L-R) Chroma Violet, Urban Nature & Bronze Twig

Swatches: Very pigmented:)
So, I've had a chance to try out all three. Verdict: LOVE!
First, they last all day without creasing or smudging. It's important for me to find a primer that won't make my eyeshadows run since I have very oily lids.The color that I used the most is Bronze Twig.
Bronze Twig is a nice chocolate bronze shade. I wear it under a brown taupe shade and it really warms up the  eyes.
Chrome Violet is a medium violet shade with a bit of shimmer. I wore this by itself on the lid and a light, medium brown crease color.
Urban Nature- now this shade is the one that took me by surprise because how the color looks on the tube is slightly different than it does in person. In this case not a bad thing. The shade is more of a light green/gray with a hint of pink/lavender. It's just an awesome color. Perfect on it's own or with a color on top.

All three of these primers (and the rest of the other 3) can be worn by themselves. I wore mine for about 9 hours or so and that's with a warm weather. I say these eye primers are worth checking out if you haven't done so.

The Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primers retail for $18 each. And can be purchased anywhere Bare Minerals is sold.
Can be purchase at Ulta and Sephora.

P.S. Don't let the size of these primers fool you. You only need very little amount and it's enough to cover the entire lid. Plus they apply so smoothly that's it's worth it. I say give these a try.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TAG: This or That

Hey All!
I thought I would do something different for my blog. Posting about beauty and fashion is still fun and I will continue to do but I thought I would throw something fun in the mix. This would also be a great way to get to know you as well as you all a chance to get to know me:) The list is long so I'll keep my answers as short as possible. The point of this tag is to choose one answer from each category. So, let's get started!

Blush or Bronzer = Blush. I absolutely love blush now that I got a hang of applying:)
Lipgloss or Lipstick= Lipgloss-definitely a lipgloss chick
Eye liner or Mascara = Love Mascara!
Foundation or Concealer= Definitely foundation
Neutral or Color eye shadow= Neutral
Pressed or Loose eye shadow= For convenience, I do prefer pressed but I also love my loose shadows
Brushes or Sponges = Brushes

OPI or China Glaze = OPI
Long or Short = Short
Acrylic or Natural = Natural
Brights or Darks = Both, depending on the season
Flower or No Flower = No Flower

Perfume or Body Splash = I only use one kind of perfume so for everyday, I like a body splash
Lotion or Body Butter = Lotion
Body Wash or Soap = Body Wash ( I have 4 different kinds in the shower)
Lush or Other Bath Company = Lush

Jeans or Sweat Pants = Jeans, definitely a jeans girl
Long Sleeve or Short = Short
Dresses or Skirts = Skirts
Stripes or Plaid = Oh I love me some stripes
Flip Flop or Sandals = Flip Flop (just ask the peeps at work- really, I have more than enough)
Scarves or Hats = Scarves
Studs or Dangly Earrings = Studs
Necklaces or Bracelets = Bracelets
Heels or Flats = At one point in my life, I had loads of heels. Now, I'm definitely loving the flats
Cowboy boots or Riding boots = Riding boots
Jacket or Hoodie = Hoodie!
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe = Love Forever 21
Abercrombie or Hollister = Neither.
Saks 5th or Nordstrom = Nordstrom - one of my favorite department stores

Curly or Straight = Straight. Once in a while I like my hair wavy. Curly is what I had in the '80s ha ha!
Bun or Ponytail = Bun- which is the style I'm mostly sporting throughout the week
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips = Bobby pins - always have a back up in my makeup up
Hair Spray or Gel = Neither. I've stopped using hair sprays like decades ago! Something about the ozone layer
Long or Short = Long...I feel that it's more feminine/womanly? However, right now I'm loving the short long
Light or Dark = Dark for the most part of the year. This past summer, I've been loving my highlights:)
Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs = Side swept
Up or Down = Up (in a bun:))

Rain or Shine = Definitely Shine!
Summer or Winter = Summer baby!
Fall or Spring = Spring
Chocolate or Vanilla = OMG...chocolate- makes everything really good
East Coast or West Coast = West Coast -yeah! Represent

Whew! Done! Well, this has been fun. I hope you guys enjoyed this. I would 2 more tag post like this sometime in the next 2 weeks.
I tag everyone who would like to do this. It is fun and I would really like to get to know you all:) Please post your response in the comments.

xoxo, Lynn

Monday, September 5, 2011

Another Lazy Monday....

It's just another lazy Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
My I don't have to runday
It's just another lazy Monday
Yeah, totally channeling The Bangles this morning! I'm guess I'm dreading the Tuesday that is coming. That, and summer is coming to an end:( On the upside, heading to Australia towards the end of the month and going to IMATS! YAY! So, I will be posting more on that this month.

For now I am enjoying my Monday in my pj's....

And having me a bowl of soup:)
Hope you all have an awesome day!

xoxo, Lynn

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nail of the Day: Rescue Beauty in Piu Mosso

A few days ago, I posted a picture of the Rescue Beauty nail polish in Piu Mosso. I was really curious to try this color on. First I must mention to please excuse the botchy nail job. I did this in a hurry sooo...let's get on with the review

This is my first Rescue Beauty nail polish. In my purchase, I actually bought 2. Of the two polish I ordered, I was actually suprised that I gravitated towards this one instead of the other lighter shade i bought. 
I got this nail polish back in July???...I think??? I had to pre-order the shades which would be sent to me by the end of August. And sure enough, it was right on time! (I actually already posted the 2 I bought ...see my previous post). 
Anyway, the color I'm featuring here is called Piu Mosso. This is very intriguing and unique color. When you first look at it from the bottle, it looks really dark, almost greenish in tone. However, when swiped, it takes on an entirely different shade. The color looks more like a very dark blue/purple with reddish shimmers??? The shimmer that runs through the color is very fine and you can detect it in different light. 
1st pic above: without flash, it's very, very dark and you can see a hint of shimmer
2nd pick above: with flash, it takes on a blue/teal/purple tone with a hint of pink shimmer

The color is very pigmented. I used 2-3 coats and I applied a top coat to make it all nice and shiny:) The texture is very smooth

Overall, this shade, I LOVE!!!! It's so unique. I don't have any color like it. It's perfect for the fall season. I like the fact that it appears dark, almost black but really does take on an actual color of blue/purple with shimmer. I recommend this shade. You can purchase this at the RescueBeauty site. The polish retails for $18. 

What do you all this of this shade? Is it something you would wear? purchase? Let me know your thoughts:)

Thanks for reading and I'll see you in my next post!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beauty Haul: MAC ME OVER

Recently, MAC released its newest collection called MAC ME OVER! This collection is huge! It's so huge that it's divided into 3 parts! I usually get excited whenever MAC comes out with a new collection. Lately, however, I've been feeling a little bit overwhelmed the number of collections released. That and I'm starting to realize that I have so many MAC products that I do need to slow down.

However, I did not slow down that much to not pick up anything from this collection.

The MAC ME OVER was released on August 25th and it is still available on MAC's website as well department stores and MAC stores.

Anyway, when I went to look at the collection, I thought I would be excited enough to buy more than what I planned to get. But I ended up walking away with what I think are the products worth getting from this collection. I didn't get much....just 6 items.
I bought:
  • All of the fluidlines (gorgeous!)
  • 1 eyeshadow
  • 1 lipstick
Here they are! Group shot!
I have to say that the fluidlines are so pretty. All four are very pretty and very pigmented. When I swatch at the counter, the colors are so vivid. I believe that the fluidlines will add a nice pop of color to a neutral eye look.
  • Dark Envy can be described as a dark hunter green shade
  • Dark Diversion is a dark burgundy plum
  • Avenue is a darken black/brown with hints of gold shimmer
  • Midnight Blues is a very pigmented blue teal shade
Carbonized is one eyeshadow color that highly recommend to everyone. You can never have too many neutrals. Carbonized is a veluxe pearl finish which means it will lay down the product well on your lids and is blendable!

Last, Is bought 1 lipstick in the shade Runaway Red. I love the red/coral/pink color family when it comes to lipstick. This lipstick is a satin finish so it will apply well on your lips.
Overall, I think even though this collection is huge, you have a wide range of products to choose from. I decided to skip the eyeshadow quads because honestly, it's not all that great...pigmentation -wise. That was disappointing since I was thinking of getting the purple/pink quad called the Evil Eye. I also decided to skip the shadesticks- pretty as they were, I just don't see anything worth grabbing. I skipped all the rest of eyeshadows and stuck to what I bought. I skipped the nail because I have a lot of polish that I think the shades are dupeable. I did not pick up 1 lipgloss! Nope, not at all! Shockers! I have so many that I am really not going to grab more. I like the lipsticks especially the darker one in the Prince Noir shade...very vampy, very fall. Besides the Prince Noir shade, I was also drawn to Rebel but seeing as it is part of the permanent line, I can pick it up anytime.The collection also came out with 2 eye brushes: the highly talked about #226(LE) and eye liner in #211(permanent). I did not get #226 because I picked it up from a collection that was released a while back.

My top picks are definitely the fluidlines (all are limited edition) and I highly recommend that if it's still available that you grab one or two (or all) shades.

Did anyone purchase anything from this collection? Please do share your haul in the comments below.

Nite all,


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