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Happy New Year!

I decided to start fresh this new year and begin my blogs again. I know that I didn’t keep up with them a lot last year but today is a brand new year and what better way to start off the new year then with a new post!

I am going to start this year off with the makeup look that I wore for New Year’s Eve. Hope you enjoy!

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Face:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Liquid Foundation in NC 45
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC 42
Tarte Amazonian Clay waterproof concealer in Tan
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC 45
Milani Face Powder in Dark Tan (used for contour)
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Sun Power (used for contour)
MAC Extreme Dimension skinfinish in Superb
MAC Blush in Format, Breezy and Passionately Tempted
Ben Nye banana power (setting powder for concealer)
MAC lustre drop in Pink Rebel

Eyes:
NYX Liquid Crystal liner in Crystal Pink and Crystal Silk
NYX Glitter Mania in Blue and Purple
MAC pigment in Old Gold
MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Stylish Merry
Maybelline color tattoo in Blue on By
LORAC Pro Palette
Sigma Paris Palette- Seine eyeshadow
L'Oreal's Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner
Urban Decary primer potion – Sin
Too Face shadow insurance glitter glue
Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express mascara
Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Cat Eyes mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

Brows:
ELF eyebrow kit in dark
MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked
Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara

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Lips:
Sarah Happ Lip slip balm
MAC Mattne lipstick in Night Blooming
MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
MAC lipglass in Perky

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Hope you all had a safe and happy new year!

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Hi beauties!

So I’ve finally decided to give my thoughts on the very much talked about Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr cream gel eyeshadows. I have been using them for about 2 months now and I thought was a good time to really test them out and tell you what I think. I haven’t worn every color that I own because my profession doesn’t allow too bright of looks but I have tested them out on arm for almost a good 24hrs.

So what are the Maybelline color tattoos is something that your probably asking. They are cream gel eyeshadows that do remind me of MAC paint pots but the colors are very bright. They are a cream gel eyeshadow but when they dry depending on the finish it looks like regular eyeshadow. They are supposed to last 24hrs which I will tell you my opinion on that claim in a bit. I didn’t get all 10 shades but I do have 6 of them which is a good amount. These are the colors that I knew I would wear more and some that I want to wear more and be more bold with my eye looks.

So the colors that I own are Promegrante Punk, Edgy Emerald, Painted Purple, Audacious Asphalt, Fierce & Tangy and Bad to the Bronze. I missing Too Cool (white), Tough as Taupe (matte brown), Tenacious Teal (blue) and Bold Gold (bronzy gold). I will probably go looking for Tough as Taupe and Bold Gold.

I am in love with the colors, they are bright and vivid and apply great. My favorite of the group is Bad to the Bronze, I wear it everyday. It is simple and gets me out the door. I wear it alone and apply a eyeshadow to my crease from one of my Urban Decay Naked palettes. It seriously is the best color. It has a frost/shimmer to it so if you’re not a fan of frosty or shimmer eyeshadows you may not like it on its own but if you apply a matte eyeshadow on top then it will be great.

The wear time of the eyeshadows are great in my opinion. I have swatched them on my arm and they don’t move. I can lay on my arm and none of the color will transfer after I let it set. I have to say I have not worn the shadows without a primer on my eye. I can’t go a day without primer because it’s embedded in my makeup routine. So I can’t say that they wear great without a primer but with a primer they are amazing. I haven’t experienced any creasing. I apply them with my fingers because I find that it applies best that way.

I can’t compare them to MAC paint pots because I only own two and I am not a huge fan of paint pots. The ones I own aren’t special in terms of color. So in this department I am not an expert on which is best but they are significantly cheaper than paint pots so that is plus.

The Maybelline cream gel eyeshadows I wear as a base really to bright up my looks and on it on and it is a really great eyeshadow. I haven’t used them as eyeliner but I’m sure that they will work just a great as an eyeliner since they are cream gel eyeshadows.

I do have one warning about Painted Purple, it is probably the only one that has terrible payoff when applied to the eyelids. You will see in my swatches that it applies great but for some reason on the eyelids, it is sheer and I have to coat my eyelids with twice as much product and I still don’t get the pay off that I want so it is being used solely as a base for my purple eyeshadows. Other than that one tiny complaint, they are perfect!

So on to the pictures!

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Audacious Asphalt

Audacious Asphalt

Bad to the Bronze

Bad to the Bronze

Pomegranate Punk

Pomegranate Punk

Edgy Emerald

Edgy Emerald

Painted Purple

Painted Purple

Fierce & Tangy

Fierce & Tangy

With flash

Close up with flash

As for the price of them, I have seen it vary depending on where you go from $6.99 to $8.99. I found most of mine a Target and a few select CVSs. It really depends on the area you live and what your beauty store carries. I would look around if your going to drugstores. I don’t know if these are permanent or just a collection that they put out but if not then I will be buying a backup of Bad to the Bronze as soon as I find it again because I love it so much!

I hope this review helped and please let me know what other products you would like to review in the future and what information you would like me to include for next time so I can refine my product review. 🙂

XO, Tavi

Hi loves!

So I have just returned from running some errands and I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I have picked up. This is not a review of the products but I will give some thoughts on a few that I started playing with already! Most of theses products will be featured in future blog post/reviews.

First store that I went to was Walgreens, I was a bit disappointed in the selection the one near my house had but I did get a few good things. Most of the things here were the nail polishes since they were having a buy one get one 50% off that ends today!

I purchased:

– Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care in 08 Sorbet and 04 Stain

– Sally Hansen Gem Crush in 03 Big Money

– L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche in 410 l’orange, 510 paparazzi pleaser, and 280 pink me up!

– L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm in 318 Heavenly Berry, 418 Caring Coral, and 819 Carmel Comfort ( I have swatch these on my hand and they are very sheer. I think the best color was Carmel Comfort. I will be reviewing these once I apply them to my lips).

– Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick by Kat Moss collection in 12 (which is the orange/red shade) and 08 (pink nude)

– Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (I love this stuff!!! )

Next I was off to Sally Beauty Supply because I was out of nail polish remover and I like their pure acetone to remove my nail polish:

I purchased:

– Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

– Beauty Secrets Pure Acetone

And since I purchased Seche Vite I got a free China Glaze nail polish. So I picked 544 Liquid Leather and then since I renewed my Sally Beauty’s card I received one free item from Silk Elements so I picked the Soft Holding Spritz Styling Spray.

Then I decide to go to CVS because I didn’t find everything that I wanted at Walgreens.

I purchased:

– Maybelline  24 hr Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows in 10 Fierce & Tangy and 50 Edgy Emerald ( I will be doing a review on these next!)

– Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara

 

12 (left) 08 (right)

 

So let me know if there is anything from this shopping spree that you want to see a specific detail review about. I will be doing Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and most of the nail polishes will be featured in a nails of the week post.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend 🙂

XO, Tavi

Hey!

So I thought it would be fun to enter this contest and after I did the look I decided that the I really wanted to post it here. It was something I just came up with. This is a bright look I would wear on a night out with my girls. It’s a smoky and dark but has a twist because it’s all purple. Hope you enjoy!

List of Products used:

– Rock & Republic Eye shadow- Paranoid

– LA Splash Cometics Eye Sparkle- Antarctica

– LA Splash Cometics Glitter Splash-Purple Passion

– Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette – Deep Purple, Grape Purple

– Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette- Same Purples as above but just with shimmer

– Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette for  highlight

– Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin

– Maybelline Define-A-Brown- Dark Brown

– Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer- Golden

– Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner- Ultra Black

– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara (Gold tube)- Blackest Black

– Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara

– MUFE Waterproof eyeliner- OL

– Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner in Baked

If you will like to enter the contest too its going on until October 31, 2011 11:59 PST. I have linked it to this post.