Apologies for being so MIA for the last 11 days! Time flies... originally, it was because my internet was down, but it's up & running! Then, it was because I was super sick but because I had to tough it out for my new temp job, I had to sleep whenever I could (and resist blogging) in order to get better faster. But NOW, I am good to go.
So this past weekend, I went down to Seattle with a bunch of friends! My boyfriend had to stay in town because he had prior engagements, but I wanted to party, shop, watch UFC and visit our friend who lives down there...so I went anyways :) I was planning on buying a sh*tload of make-up so I could be busy reviewing them forever, but by the time we got to Sephora & Wal-mart (my 2 fave places to purchase makeup), I had spent most of my shopping budget at Forever21 & Love Culture! Oops. I still bought a couple of awesome things though, and I will share with you my purchases...I'll even share my thoughts on them!
I wasn't shopping for a brush but this one was so dirt cheap that I couldn't resist. I got this size brush to blend in any remaining streaks that I have after using my usual foundation brush.
- Super affordable
- Looks nice with the black shaft
- Soft bristles
- Multi-purpose (foundation & concealer)
- Doesn't blend THAT well
- Bristle quality lacks
I think I buy a mascara just about every time I go down to the States, it's my own little tradition, I guess! So far, my fave has been the L'oreal Voluminous mascara...it's called "Voluminous" for a reason. I was about to grab it again (it's very rare for me to get the same mascara 2x in a row) but then I decided to try something else out...it's far more exciting that way haha Anyways, I ended up with the Extra-Volume Collagen mascara.
- Shiny, smooth black look
- Easy to apply
- Sleek packaging
- Lengthens the appearance of lashes
- Zero clumps
- Doesn't make lashes look full
- Lost the curl fast (but I can fix that problem w/ my lash perm next week!)
I will post my final Seattle makeup purchase tomorrow, because it's time for me to put on an episode of Scrubs and get to sleep. The Olympics starts tomorrow and the torch is being passed in front of my work at 8:40AM! Cool, eh? Downtown is going to be crazy busy but I am looking forward to all the excitement!
But before I go, one last thing...
I painted my nails on Friday, January 29th. This is how they looked on Friday, February 5th. A week long with Seche Vite Top Coat and the only real damage to the look was my nail growth! I don't know about you, but my polish used to crack like crazy by day 3. I seriously swear by that top coat! haha
Alright, g'night, everyone!