Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Seche Vite Top Coat

Hi, I have a review on a nail polish today. Seche Vite is a very popular nail polish top coat for two things, it is super fast drying and leaves a very shiny finish.  I love this product. I am a big nail gal and this is my go to top coat for when I do designs on my nails and I want it dry fast. This is pretty cool, It drys my nail polish in half the time. There is virtually no wait time, for simple designs or for a basic manicure. I love that this leaves a high shine finish on my nails making them look super pretty.
There are however some things I don't like about it, it has a very strong chemical smell. At first I was hesitant to use it but I did and nothing bad happened. This product also likes to peel after a certain amount of days. I'd say about after a week, week and a half the topcoat starts to separate and you can actually peel it off. Very weird, but for me it doesn't deter me from using it, because I usually change  my nail color pretty frequently. And like all polishes that are used frequently this began to thicken over time. At first it is a nice runny texture, but over time it started to thickening in texture. Still usable just a little bit difficult.
Overall very good topcoat for fast drying and high shine. Not the longest lasting but it serves its purpose  adequately.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Class Act

Blue Shirt: Target
Cardigan: Target
Pants: Celeberty Pink
Belt: Express
Oxfords: Nordstrom Rack
Heart Studs: Vintage
Star studs, Necklace: Forever21
Watch: Express
Rings: Old
Jack bracelet: self made.
Photos: Tammy Luong

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review: MAC lipstick in Faux

Happy Thanksgiving guys, I had some down time from today's hustle and bustle and I have a review on one of my favorite lip colors ever.
Today I have a review on my very first MAC lipstick. The color I have is Faux. This is a Satin finish lip color. The color is a mauve cool tone medium pink, which transfers true to color on my lips.It is a very natural pink on my lips. This color is one of my favorite to wear every day. This one I can match with any outfit and makeup. This is a very pigmented lip color and one swipe on my lips is full coverage. 

Like all MAC lip products this has a vanilla cupcake  like scent. I doesn't bother me, but it might others. This was 14.99 at my local MAC counter. This color looks good either with or with out lip gloss on top. The color by itself has a slight sheen. The lasting power of the lipstick is okay, its not the longest lasting but it is also not one that will disappear in a couple of hours. It stays on my lips for a good amount of time and even when it fades it leave a tint like appearance so I don't really  need to reapply it.

Jamba Run!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Suit up!

Scarf: Target
Blazer: Talbot
Sweater: Banana Republic
Jeans: Marshals
Boots: Anne Klein
Watch: Express
Tammy Luong

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: Milani Blush in Pink Craze

Milani Blush in Pink Craze, this is a baby pink blush. I really like this blush, it is a light pink blush that is very pretty on the cheeks. Its a warm tone pink which makes it great for my completion. I like to apply it to the apples of my cheeks, to give me that winter rosy glow.   
This is a matte blush that is decently pigmented and a little will go a long way.  The formula isn't chalky and yet very soft and it applies very nicely to the skin. It blends very easily over my face after my powder foundation.  The packaging of the blush is nice as well, I like the clear top and gold theme packaging.  The size of the packaging is also nice. Its smalls and too the point. there is no extra packaging that is making it bulky or an awkward shape.

 Overall this is a great blush, pigmented and a gorgeous color.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: UD: Primer Potion in Eden and Greed

 Hello today I have a duo review on Urban Decay Primer potions: Eden and Greed. I bought these online for only $10 each. That is a great deal as these are normally $18 each, and UD was having a 20% entire purchase at  the time so it was a great deal. I have also reviewed UD Primer Potion in Sin and the Original UD primer potions.
 Eden: a Matte finish eye shadow primer. This is a creamy neutral tinted primer that is matte in finish. When I first tried it out it reminded me of my MAC paint pot in Soft Ocher. The color and finish is very similar. They both are similar colors and dry to a powder finish.  This is great for evening out the lid color and acts like a neutralizer for any colors on the lid.  For example, it can help cover any veins or discoloration on the eyelids and eye area. Its similar to the technique of using a white base to intensify any color placed on top of it. I feel this acts very similarly to that effect. I also like that the packaging of the bottles match the color and finish of the product.
 The applicator is slanted and is in the traditional genie bottle shape. Very cute, but impractical, the slanted doe foot applicator helps but you will never be able to have access to 100% of the product unless you cut the bottle open.  
 Side note: For this one and the original, for me the product would always accumulate on the wand and when I put back the wand into the bottle it would build up. Its very annoying but I haven't wasted any product yet.

 Overall: I like this version, its long lasting and does prolong my eye shadows and it does have that white base effect. This is a great choice for people who like to wear bright vibrant colors. The color of the primer is a nice neutral base that helps to brighten and prolong eye shadows.
 Greed: is a Gold tinted primer with gold shimmer and glitter mixed into the potion. This is  very similar to the original formula only its gold in color and has shimmer in it. the texture is like a gel consistency, and when blended the color disappears and all that is left is the gold shimmer and glitter.
 Like all primer potions the wand is slanted which helps in having more access to the product. For this Version I didn't have any problem with product build up on the wand which was very nice.

Overall: As a primer it works to prevent my shadows from creasing a lot longer, compared to if I were to not wear any primer but this one I'm not particularly too excited about. Its nothing more than a shimmery gold primer that is very pretty on the lids and can be worn alone. It would just be gold shimmers on the lid with no color.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Faux Fur Plaid

 Happy Fall Days my lovelies!  I hope every one is having a fabulous start of Fall. I know I am, Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is crisp and cool. Its a time to have fun with layering and making your outfits your own.
Shirt: Target
Jacket: Ross
Vest: Forever 21
Jeans: Marshalls
Combat Boots: Ross
Photographer: Tammy Luong

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: UD Primer Potion in Sin

Hi!, this is a review on Urban Decays Primer Potion in the color Sin. This is a eye shadow primer base that you apply to your lids before the application of your eye makeup. I have the sample size that came with an eye shadow palette I purchased. The full size product retails for about $18 at any UD counter and were ever UD is sold. Ulta, Sephora, or online.  UD.com currently has all three versions of UD primer potion on sale for $10 each! (excluding the original).
 This version of the UD primer potion series: Sin is a tinted primer that has a champagne metal color the color of the tube matches that of the product.  This primer leaves a light sheen  of shimmer on the lids.  
The applicator of the primer potion is a slanted sponge tip doe foot applicator. I like that it is slanted so I can reach most of the product. Over all I like this product but I have one major problem.
Like all primer potions a little bit will go a long way and to much will make your eye shadows crease. But regardless of how much I use, at the end of the day I still get creasing on my eye lids. This version is not as long lasting as the original formula.  Compared to the original formula the lasting power is not there. So for hot days or day I know I will be out and about for a long time I will not use this. But for every day and when I'm wearing minimal eye shadows, this is good.

Lace and Shorts! Nov 1, 2011

 Boy was today Windy! I shouldn't have worn shorts today. The morning was really cold. But it got warmer as the day went on, just very windy!

 Cardigan: Target
Lace Shirt: Online
Shorts: unknown
Combat Boots: Ross
Tammy Loung
Happy Windy Fall Days!