Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Procrastinating Post

Wow, I did not realize it's been so long since I last posted, whoops! These last few weeks have been a killer, especially with finals next week...and a 12 page film paper due in a couple hours that I haven't really gotten a roll on yet, so it's a perfect time to blog! (At least I love the director-- David Cronenberg-- that I'm writing about, his movies are my absolute favorites!!!) I have a makeup look I did today when I found a new lipstick at the bottom of my makeup bag and a review of two products, enjoy :)
 I found this really cool plum-purple lipstick in my makeup bag: MAC Lipstick in Rebel and put a spot of MAC DazzleGlass in Funtabulous over it to make it sparkle.  It cooled down a lot in MKE today, so I was feeling the cool lips.  I also filled in my brows today (you can see it a little right under my bangs with Revlon's ColorStay 12-hour Eye Shadow in 01 Copper Spice  The two darkest colors in this palette are great for someone with dark hair (like me) and who have eyebrows that are not perfectly filled in (like me a la a failed brow wax many years ago that never properly grew back).  This is one of my default eyebrow filler-ins that's natural and not difficult to handle like some brow products can get.
 The rest goes without saying, highlighter in NAR's Multiple in Cococabana, Benefit's Bad Gal Blue Mascara, Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion (I will marry that liner) and some MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Threesome (under the eyeliner, of course).
 My skin has been kind of breaking out a bit due to STRESS, so I made sure to use my Neutrogena SkinClearing Concealer in Classic Ivory, it works suuuuuper well with troubled spots and just as a preventative for any breakouts.  Now, on to REVIEWS!!!!
Bliss' Poetic Waxing Wax Strips (Face) and Sephora's (by OPI) Chic Prints for Nails are on the chopping block!
 1. Waxing Strips: Okay, I normally luuurv all of Bliss' products, their Poetic Waxing Kit is a godsend, but these mini little stupid face strips were terrible.  They did not pull any semblance of hair off of my eyebrows and just left a sticky mess everywhere.  I want my money back, and this is coming from a Bliss fan.  Plus, the packaging was very "ehh" for a $25 product :(
Quality: 1/5
Packaging: 2/5
Product Worth Price: 1/5
Look/Appearance: 1/5
Overall Rating: 1/5

2. Nail Print: I was browsing the clearance Sephora racks and came upon some marked down Christmas nail stick-ons.  Well, the bows seemed very "all seasons" for me and they were marked down a couple bucks and I wanted to try them, so I did.  Overall, they were really easy to use, the instructions were easy to follow and the design was super cute (yay bows).  The only problem is when I filed them down, the edges got a bit sharp and frayed and I think this is because of the metallic/foil nature of the strips, so I'd be interested in trying non-metallic strips.  I got a ton of compliments on them, so they were well-recieved, I think I just need to experiment with some different ones and brands before I'm really happy.  Plus, I feel like it's burning money for a $15 design when a bottle of nail polish is half the price and lasts practically forever...but lace designs would look cool...

Quality: 3/5: A little fraying, a little early peeling of stickers, but have not chipped after 4+ days
Packaging: 4/5: Cute, Simple
Product Worth Price: 3/5: Yes and no, could I do this myself: no...could I buy two nailpolish colors:yes
Look/Appearance: 4/5: Looks nice, mistakes not that noticeable, cute design, no chips!
Overall Rating: 3.5/5: Like but not totally sold...the product must be investigated more!

Mini gummy bears match my nails! ^_^
And on this note, I must return to the crazed world of Cronenberg, seriously check out his amazing films, and enjoy the nearing of summer!


  1. I didn't use the wax strips on my eyebrows but on my upper lip but it's worth a shot. What I did was rub the strips between my hands for 15 seconds, then I used a blowdryer on low (held it away about 6 inches from the strips) for about 10 seconds then rubbed it for another 15. Worked like a charm for me.

    I was very dubious that it would get hot enough in the 10-15 that the packaging stated, maybe I was right lol.