Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wicked Crown Dare Me Vibrant Hair Color in Purple Rain on Dark Hair

So I've been wanting to dye my bangs purple for quite some time.  I don't want anything crazy, just a slight but still noticeable purple tint. While at Savemart for the first time I saw this and just had to pick it up for only $6.  It states that it washes out in 12 washes which is perfect because it means it will be out before I get my hair cut again so my stylist can't yell at me for using cheap dyes on my hair :P

Here we go!! I tried to find examples of people using this dye online and didn't come up with much.  Hopefully this helps anyone with dark hair who is wondering what this product will do for them without bleaching.

So first you must wash your hair then let it fully dry. I pinned back the parts I was not dying and using gloves massaged the dye into my bangs.  I should have put Vaseline on my forehead to protect my skin but I forgot because I'm an don't forget. Then let it sit in your hair for 30 minutes.  During this time I washed my face and did my makeup.

Try not to get purple everywhere....I had it on the counter and my skin and ugh I'm not good at this.

After 30 minutes rinse your hair under cold water until no more purple runs out.

This picture was actually taken after I had washed my hair once because the pics from the day I dyed it didn't turn out well, and it still looks just as good! We will see if it lasts the full 12 washes but overall I am quite happy with the results.  Its exactly what I was looking for. I may have to talk my hairdresser into doing this permanently....

Where to buy: Amazon, Savemart
Price: $6-$10


EDIT: I've been using this about once a month since purchasing it and I would buy it again after it runs out.  I love that for at least a week it makes my hair look interesting but not obnoxious.  After about 5-6 washes it starts really disappearing for me, but its so quick and easy to dye it that I don't mind.  Here is a really good example of when it is freshly dyed in the sunlight.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Light it Up

So after referring my mom and my friend to Ipsy I suddenly had enough points to FINALLY get something for free! Since I know I love BareMinerals lipsticks I decided to get Light it Up!

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Light it Up

I did some online research on it before selecting it and on others it seems very pinky coral.  You can image my shock when I put it on and it was basically orange on my skin tone.  I actually didn't like it at first but after wearing it a while it kind of grew on me. I don't usually wear orange but I rather like this color :)

I <3 Ipsy
I can't believe I got a full sized $18 lipstick for free!!!

Where to buy:, ulta, sephora
Price: $18


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014 Review

Another month another Glam Bag! Let's jump right in!

1. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara


"Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay's ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when. "

So I actually already owed this mascara before it was announced that I was getting it in my Ipsy bag.  Long story short I LOVE THIS MASCARA. It lengthens and adds volume and doesn't clump and oh my gosh its just perfect.  I have the mini that came in the Ipsy bag up next to the full size.  the brush pictured is also from the full size as I do not want to open the mini in case it goes bad too quickly.

Where to buy:, Ulta, Sephora
Price: $22 ($5.50)

2. Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner


"Slather on this balm for soft lips all year long. Mongongo oil has hydrating, regenerating and restructuring properties and offers a unique protection from UV and environmental pollutants in skin applications. Mongongo oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, cooper and anti-oxidants."

At first I was a little bummed to get this because bleh what am I going to do with a chapstick?  But believe me it is much much more than just a chapstick! First of all it smells amazing. I was worried because it has orange in its title and I hate artificial orange, but the Mandarin Green Orange Ginger scent is actually quite pleasant. Second it has UV protection and Anti-Aging properties! Sweet! I've also found that lipsticks apply quite nicely on top of it meaning I can use it under my daily lip color without any problems!

Where to buy:
Price: $5.50

3. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk


"Klorane Dry shampoo with oat milk gently revives hair, ridding it of excess dirt, oil, build-up and odor while leaving hair soft, clean and full of volume."

I'm very much a fan of this product as well.  I only shower every other day because my skin gets horribly dry If I do it every day.  There are two spots on either side of my head that tend to get greasier than any other part of my hair so I use dry shampoo on off shower days to spruce things up! This product definitely works great however the only reason its getting a 4/5 is because I personally prefer my Tresseme dry shampoo but only because its less powdery.

Where to buy:, Amazon
Price: $19.50 ($12.15)

4. Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil


"Sensual and exotic, that's the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl's soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye."

This is a fine eye liner and there isn't anything wrong with it....but there isn't exactly anything spectacular about it either.  Its just your average black kohl eyeliner.  I'm really getting sick of all these black pencil liners I've been getting from Ipsy. sigh. Anyway this applied smoothly and I could even do a little wing flick. However it wiped off my hand fairly easily, something you don't see with Urban Decay or Cynthia Rowley. I think this will make a nice purse liner as its very tiny.

Where to buy:,
Price: $16 (I couldn't find a size for the full product to calculate so I'm going to guess the mini is $5)

5. Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo


"Sheer Glo is an incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. An especially amazing product for mature or dry skin. Sheer Glo provides a youthful glow and dewy finish. Use on face and/or body and get glowing."

1/5? I know...ouch.  But seriously this product is worthless.  First of all I'm all about matte skin and do whatever I can to not be shiny.  I have zero use for this product.  On top of that it doesn't' actually do anything.  I tried it on and honestly didn't see any sort of difference. I'm not really sure what to even do with this besides throw it away....maybe I can try it as a subtly shimmer eye shadow or something. Its a really expensive product for doing a load of nothing.

Where to buy:
Price: $29 ($7.83)

I hope my review helped! 

This month's bag totaled approximately $35.98!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Graduate School!

Hello everyone! I know I havn't posted an update in a while, please please let me explain! I actually start graduate school tomorrow! I've been so very busy with finding an apartment, seeing my friends before I move, and moving into said apartment that I haven't been able to sit down at my laptop and work on posts.  I have some pictures that I've taken, I just need to turn them into pretty blog posts.  Look forward to some guest reviews from my friend, the August Ipsy bag review, as well as pictures of my new apartment! Yay! I'm super scared to start my pharmacology PhD program tomorrow...wish me luck! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Urban Decay Pressed Pigment in Slowburn from the Electric Palette on my Lips

So normally I avoid orange lipstick because it just looks super strange on me.  However I am seriously digging the way Slowburn looks on my lips.  For whatever reason it is much more flattering than any other orange lip I've tried to wear.  For that I am so happy!! Definitely a win, it even looks cute in my hair.

On my cheeks I tried to use Urban, the purple from the palette.  I honestly really like it, especially with the orange.  I think I'm so pale and cool toned that purple blush turns out looking oddly normal on me.  I'm totally ok with this.

I popped a lip gloss over top to add some shine.  It also helps cover up any powdery texture making slowburn look like an honest to god lipstick :)


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Urban Decay Pressed Pigment in Revolt from the Electric Palette on my Lips

I know I'm on a roll with these and absolutely loving every one.....until now.  Revolt is a gorgeous sparkly white but I just couldn't get it to work anywhere but my eyes.  It may work on the lips for someone with a darker complexion but I'm just way too pale.  I also attempted to put some in my hair but it just made it sparkly which may only work for a rave....

I ended up putting this on over top of NYX Milk in order to create an opaque coverage.  This pigment is slightly sheer so it may work better over top of intense lip colors to add some pearly white sparkle.

Don't worry my next update will be displaying a much more wearable color from this palette!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Urban Decay Pressed Pigment in Fringe from the Electric Palette on my Lips

I had so much fun with putting Urban on my lips I just had to try with one of my favorite colors from the palette, Fringe!

I also put a tad bit in my hair for extra awesome.  My friend told me I look like an electric mermaid....I am totally ok with this.  On my cheeks I applied Jilted as lightly as possible.  

I love this palette.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Flormar Glittering Star Eyeliner in No. 510 Teal

This was a random Istanbul, Turkey purchase! Flormar sells these eyeliners for about $2 so how could I pass it up?!

I love wearing Teal under my eyes as a surprise pop of color so when I saw this sparkly eyeliner for sale in Turkey I had to snatch it! Its just sooo pretty!

Here it is both swatched as heavily as possible on my hand and also applied normally under my eye.

It is very easy to apply and doesn't tug at my skin.  However I feel like I have to sharpen it every other time I use it so I'm kind of worried it won't last me terribly long....maybe I should get my mom to bring me back a few more when she comes home from Turkey :)

I also bought this cute little headband thing in Istanbul.  It was $2.50. I got this grey animal pattern and a dark purple one.  It is a piece of cloth with a wire in it, I think it absolutely perfect for spicing up a pixie :)

Where to buy:
Price: 3,95 TL (about $2.00)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Urban Decay Pressed Pigment in Urban from the Electric Palette on my Lips

I was talking to an Ulta employee and was told that the Electric Palette isn't only for the eyes but can also be used as a hair chalk and a lipstick. What. I hope this is true because I'm really excited and coincidentally have already smeared it on my lips.

I love it! I put down a neutral lip liner and then patted Urban on over top.  The color turns out a bit darker on the lips than it does in the pan or when on the skin.  I am ok with this though because holy crap does Urban make an amazing dark purple! I hope to swatch all the colors in the palette on my lips for you...eventually.  

PSA: It also works as a hair chalk, I've used Urban to put a streak in my bangs quite a few times.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Pastel Waterproof Volume Color Mascara in Dark Pink

While in Turkey this colored mascara caught my eye.  Its by a brand called Pastel and I bought it in the slightly darker pink shade. At least I think.  The normal pink and the dark pink had such similar cap colors I'm only 80% sure I actually picked up the darker pink....

There is absolutely no identifying color information on the tube besides the cap.  My online searching says this color is no.106 in Fuşya
The formula itself is very very dry and therefore it is a bit hard to build up an intense color.

Instead it gives more of a slight pink tint.  I find the best way to apply it is to apply one coat, wait for it to dry and then apply another one over that.

Overall I'm quite pleased with this mascara.  It isn't as intense as I'd hoped which also makes it a bit more wearable I suppose.  I don't already own a pink mascara so I definitely don't regret this purchase! My mom bought the dark blue and because she is blonde and has lighter lashes it looks seriously intense on her.  I'm a bit jealous.

Where to buy:
Price:  17,00 TL (about $8.50)


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Galaxy Look Inspired by my Galaxy Shirt using the Galaxy Chic Palette

Sorry, that title is quite the mouthful!  I got dressed this morning and decided that I wanted to do a look worthy of my spacetacular galaxy shirt! And what else would I use besides my BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette to do a look such as this?!

I took some stars and a planet from a picture I drew a bit ago, I hope they make this as cheesy as possible.

Well here we are.  My eyes in all their Neptunian glory.  On my lid is Cosmic, in my crease is Neptune, on my lower lashline is Earth, and on my upper lashline is Eclipse.  On my lips I'm wearing Revlon Matte Stain in Shameless with Urban Decay's Andromeda Gloss over top.

Here is picture of my galaxy shirt! :D 
I'm sorry I don't remember where I got it...
Its awesomely sparkly in real life.

This look provided by the Bh Cosmetics Galaxy Chic love. <3