Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lipstick Rules

One of my favorite bloggers, Lipstick Rules, is having a Reader Appreciation Contest! Michelle is such an incredible writer and has some incredible reviews. She's also a mommy and a makeup obsessive (as we all are!). Be sure to check out her blog--I dare you not to love and follow her!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So ladies..

I have jumped on the matte bandwagon. I've been wanting to find the OPI or Essie matte finish polishes, but I just have not been able to get my hands on them. As I was perusing the mall today, I wandered into a terrible, tacky shoe store...that just happened to have a wall of makeup and nail polish. I picked up a few things, including this black matte polish by L.A. Girls. I had never heard of them, but for $2, you really can't go wrong! I decided to make the tips glossy, a la Kim Kardashian. I think it came out well. What about you?


Friday, September 25, 2009

Uh oh...

I did it again...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Someone's having a giveaway....

Check out http://missmercurylady.blogspot.com/ . She is adorable and has some great hauls! She is having her very first give away. Take a look!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Maybelline Pulse Perfection

I recently tried Maybelline's Pulse Perfection mascara and had high hopes for it. It is likened to the Lancome Oscillation but without the hefty price tag. While at $15, it is expensive for a drugstore mascara, it is far less than the $34 you'd have to shell out for Lancome. I have been interested in trying Oscillation for quite a while and thought if Pulse Perfection was any good, I'd try out the more expensive version. I usually like my mascaras as black as I can get them, so I opted for Blackest Black.

The Maybelline website says:
It’s our first vibrating mascara. Transforms your lashes to perfection.
  • Patent-pending elastomer brush vibrates 7,000 times per stroke
  • Provides clump-free definition, intense color, and shine
  • Waterproof; also available in washable formula
  • Builds lash volume, length, and adds curl
  • Buildable formula
  • Ideal for All Skin Types
  • Contact lens safe

My thoughts on this product were not as glittering as their own review. I really wanted to love it--I even prepared myself before buying with plenty of reviews. While it did lengthen my lashes, it made them clump together and look spidery. Not an attractive look. It had a very wet formulation that took ages to dry. I tried applying it by way of the directions from the Maybelline website and I tried different tips from bloggers and youtubers. Unfortunately nothing worked for me. In fact, the reason I don't have pictures of my own tube is because I went back to the drugstore and returned it within the day. A product must really stink for me to run back to return it. If this is anything like Lancome Oscillation, I'd rather save my money.