Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sigma brush set

I finally gave in, and ordered the Sigma brush set I have been wanting.  I was so excited for this to come in, and of course I had it sent to my office so someone could physically recieve the package.  I didnt count on getting sick and have to leave my poor bursh set sitting on my desk for a few days.  :-(  So I finally got it, and wanted to share the picture with you.  Also, I had to take the pictures in the guest room (that is still not painted!!!) because I had stripped the bed in my room to wash my sheets.  Anyway, here we go.....

This is the Essential Kit, Make Me Cool.  The retail price on this is $120.  I used a discount code though for 10% off.

This is how the package arrives.  Everything is sealed nicely and in perfect shape. 

F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.
F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.
F50 - Duo Fibre: Creates an airbrush effect onto the skin. Can be used with powder, liquid or cream products.
F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.

E05 - Eye Liner: Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners.
E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.
F70 - Concealer: Conceal small areas. Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes
E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.
E60 - Large Shader: Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.
E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.
E70 - Medium Angled Shading: Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.
Overall, I am super happy with these.  Some slight issues with the cup and I dont see this as a good way to travel with brushes.  I think I roll would be a much better option.  I see the bristols getting smooshed on the large powder brush.  But these feel really good in your hand and are very well made.  I would strongly recommend these to anyone who is wanting to invest in a good set of brushes!

Friday, January 18, 2013

January Glam Bag/IPSY

I recieved my January glam bag and wanted to share it with you.  I am truly loving this service.  I get such a better value than I was getting from birchbox.  The samples are truly a delux sample and the availability of the products is great too!  Below is what I got:

Bag is super cute this month, a navy nylon type of bag and a lighter blue lining. 

So glad I got the red!  I have seen some get a baby pink, but for me the red is best!

Smells great!  I havent used it yet though.

Josie Maran argon oil, something I have been wanting to try.

Big Sexy Hair hairspray.  great size for the travel bag

Eyeliner brush.  This is the second SOHO brush we have recieved and I really like them.  They are good quality and minimal shedding.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ok, one Christmas gift!

I did want to share this one gift picture, lol. I broke up with my bf 2 weeks before Christmas so I certainly wasn't expecting any jewelry but my mom got me the cutest ring! It's a pandora ring, and given that I love pearls I certainly love this ring! The only bad thing is that it's sized to my right hand ring finger so I can't wear my grandmas diamond ring anymore. Maybe I will get that sized for a different finger though. We shall see.

Hello all!!

This last week has been pretty quiet for me. But not really fun quiet. I have had killer sinus pressure and then inflamed gums on top of it. Not a good combo. But I did get my bridge put in and I have a whole new smile....YAY!

I haven't really had anything to review for my blog. I thought of doing a Post on what I got for Christmas but decided against that. But I did a zoya order and got 3 of the pixie polishes on there, and did a sigma order too. I finally broke down and bought a brush set. My old Mary Kay set is on its last legs so it was time. It's also about time for my subscription services to come in and I closed a little black bag today too. Hopefully next week I will have all kinds of fun stuff to share!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

December glossy box + GIVEAWAY **CLOSED**

I finally recieved my December glossy box!  I had all kinds of shipping issues and I was on the brink of terminating my subscription because they didnt want to help, just told me to cantact the post office.  I was intrigued by the january box though so that will be my deciding factor.  Either way though....here is my box.
(look for giveaway at the end)

Where has this even been!  LOL  it looks like its been around the world twice, haha!

Box is in perfect shape though

Mark lipstick, nice neutral color

bath salts, will have to try these soon!

Shower gel, smells great and this is a nice sized sample

Wella sample....pretty lack luster

Zoya!  Full Saze!  Great product!!!

Pleats Please perfume.  SMELLS GREAT!  I may be buying this soon

Final item, ring from jewelmint.  Cute ring...good value....not my taste. 

Ive decided I am going to give this away.  If you want this ring leave me a comment and be a follower of my blog.  I will pick a person randomly on January 18th.  2 weeks.  I believe its a size 7.  My ring finger is an 8 and this would not fit.  I will also include a few other surprises in the package. 

Zoya promo....3 bottles for $10!

Just wanted to share this.....im sure most have seen it.....


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday night manicure refresh

I needed to touch up my nails before an event I have tomorrow and I had the hardest time picking something. I literally had 10 bottles on my coffee table. In the end I went with a couple polishes I haven't used in months....Nars Purple Rain and Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance. I am loving it!! What was the last polish you re-fell in love with???

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holiday decorations!

I just got everything put away from Christmas but I wanted to share my decorations. I loved how everything looked for my first Christmas in my own home.