Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pink Lips are my New Thing...*Enter Iman Lipstick in Flirtatious*


I know, I know, it's been awhile, what's new?  The point is I'm here and I want to share a new lipstick I've come across that I'm convinced every woman in America should own.  The lipstick I speak of is the latest from the Iman Cosmetics line, these new lipsticks have been reformulated with jojoba oil and shea butter to provide comfort to the lips while still giving high impact pigment.  At first, I was skeptical and then I saw swatches on some of my favorite beauty bloggers and I was sold!  I went ahead and purchased all five from DooBop and they arrived in approximately seven days.  They retail at 10 bucks a pop and it's totally worth it.  The shade I'm showing here is in Flirtatious, a super pretty pink that pops against my skin tone and I love it!

Forgive the quality of the last photo, it was taken with my cell phone and the same pic can be found with better quality on Instagram, by the way, are you following me?  JOTHISORTHAT is the name, go ahead and follow me!  :) 

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Beauty Blender Just May Be the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread


If you've been living underneath a rock for the past two years then you probably have no clue what a Beauty Blender is, if you haven't then I'm sure you already know what it is I'm about to present to you.  I've always understood the Beauty Blender to be a rounded cone shaped sponge that one could use to apply foundation either wet or dry, nothing special, right?  Wrong!  I tried it and fell in love instantly because of its ability to blend seamlessly into my skin, leaving me looking flawless!

The Beauty Blender on the left is dry and is smaller and has been used to apply my foundation, when the Beauty Blender is wet the sponge expands like the one seen on the right.  When I apply my foundation I like to mist my sponge so that the foundation can spread easier leaving me to use less so that I'm not caked up, although there are days when I leave it dry because there are days when I don't mind being caked up. :) 

This picture shows the bottom of the sponge, this is the side I like to use to apply my foundation, it covers a decent amount of my face at a time and feels smooth, I've heard that the knockoffs feel hard during application, not the case with the original.  

This side shows the rounded tip, the side I use to blend in my concealer underneath my eyes, it gets in there easily and I don't have a problem with it getting into the crevices of my undereye area.  

Here I wanted to show you all how pliable it is, the material does not feel like it will tear but I'll be sure to keep you updated on whether it does but I doubt that it will unless I let my nails grow out, lol.  If you are new to makeup I would totally recommend this product as it makes applying foundation that much easier, as long as you pat the Beauty Blender gently your makeup will come out looking polished, perfect for achieving that blended canvas.  I purchased a double pack from Amazon for a decent price of $21.99 but I'm told that it's more expensive if you get it from Sephora.  There are three color options to choose from, pink, black, and white. 

It's a great product and ever since I've been using it my makeup looks much more refined, like I did more than I actually did, just apply your foundation, concealer, and BLEND FOR YOUR LIFE! 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Maybelline Does It Again! Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color Swatches

Hey Y'all!

Recently Maybelline surprised us with another addition to their amazing lip color line, the Color Elixir Lip Colors.  When I first saw these in store I did not know what to expect from them being that the case looked like it housed a lipstick instead of a lip gloss, I passed.  After weeks of seeing a particular color pop up on the blogosphere I decided to mosey on down to the nearest drugstore and get it for myself, problem was, I couldn't find it, yup, purples are always the hardest to find.  Long story short, I eventually stumbled across it yesterday and decided to pick it up along with another color.  Here's what I picked up!

Left to Right: Fuchsia Flourish & Vision in Violet

Top: Vision in Violet Bottom: Fuchsia Flourish (FLASH)

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Indoor Lighting
These colors went on very smoothly and reminded me of a luxury brand consistency, well done Maybelline!  There is a scent that reminds me of cherry bubblegum but isn't noticeable once applied to the lips.  The gloss wand is a doe foot applicator and allows for smooth application.  The price is $7.49 at your local drugstore which is a decent price for the quality.  I can't wait to wear these!  Have you tried them yet?  Tell me in the comments!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

So me and Black Dahlia are Official!


Remember earlier this week I posted my quick Sephora haul, if not, click here.  I wanted to share with you all what this shade looks like on me in a very quick face of the day, this has become my go-to look as of late with minimal makeup and a bold lip so Black Dahlia definitely fit the bill!  Check it out!

Black Dahlia is a lip tar that can be purchased online either at Sephora or at the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics online store.  Whether you get a full size or a mini like I did it won't skip on the color or the longevity of the shade.  I'd totally recommend it! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Quick Haul from Sephora!


It's been a while since I came to you all with a haul and it is a bit misleading considering I have purchased makeup since my last beauty haul posted here on the blog, forgive me, I will do better.  :) It's almost finals time and soon that will be occupying all of my time so I figured I'd come to you all with the fruit of my retail therapy. 

During this time of year brands repackage some of their bestsellers in gift form so that the newbie or even the expert can have a taste of what's been talked about the most this past year.  Of course I'm down for the cause since I love a value so I chose to partake in the new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics mini lip tar sets, you could four miniature lip tars for just $20!  These babies normally range for $18 each in regular size, yeah, you may not get as much product but you do get to try three more than you normally would for just two bucks extra! The colors that come in the gift set are Memento, NSFW, Anime, and Black Dahlia (my current fave!).

I also decided to go ahead and purchase the mini Lorac Tantalizer bronzer, I saw the big one and made the clutch decision that I didn't need THAT much bronzer, lol.  The price differential was also a swaying factor me as well, this wonderful bronzer was only $7!  

(Flash) Left to Right: Memento, NSFW, Anime, & Black Dahlia 

(No Flash) Left to Right: Memento, NSFW, Anime, & Black Dahlia
Pretty, right?  I know!

LORAC Tantalizer bronzer

LORAC Tantalizer bronzer

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Overall, I'm happy with my purchases and I look forward to divulging my cosmetic needs with VIB Sephora sale coming up, my list is long and my budget is short, PRAY FOR ME Y'ALL!  LOL

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