Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Official Sigma Beauty - NEW! Cleansing and Polishing Tool!


Sigma is back with another exciting Product release!
Sigma would like to introduce you to their newest Sigma Beauty product,
the Cleansing and Polishing Tool!


Say goodbye to dull and uneven skin!

you can polish your skin to be perfectly smooth and flawless
before and after your makeup application.


POLISH IT!

1. Add a small amount of your favorite facial cleaner
directly to the brush head prior to application. Use the medium
or firm brush head once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells
and expose a fresh healthy layer of skin. If you have sensitive skin,
use the softest brush head at all times.
Keep your entire exfoliation process under one minute.

2. Use the soft brush head for daily polishing.
This should be a quick process kept under one minute
to lightly remove dead skin cells prior to makeup application.

3. Once your skin is exfoliated and polished, proceed with the application
of your favorite moisturizer and makeup. You will notice that
the polishing process will help your moisturizer deeply penetrate your skin,
which will create the perfect base for flawless makeup application!

4. Adjust this routine as needed. Once you get started, you can customize
the intervals between exfoliation and polishing to fit your needs
and your skin type. Moderation is key!


CLEANSE IT!

Now is the time to get back to natural skin
by efficiently removing all makeup residues from your skin!

1. Always use the softest brush head during the cleansing process.

2. Remove excess makeup prior to cleansing
with facial wipes containing makeup remover.

3. Add a small amount of your favorite facial cleanser
to the softest brush head and gently work it onto your skin
using the Sigma Beauty Cleansing and Polishing Tool.
Keep your cleansing process under one minute.

4. Apply your favorite moisturizer and you're ready for your beauty sleep!

Not only is the Cleansing and Polishing Tool a great product overall,
but there are two main advantages to buying this product over the competition:
the rotating brush heads and the price! The specially designed brush heads
rotate to fully cleanse and exfoliate your skin, leaving it flawless.
For only $39, you will receive the cleansing tool, a storage case, and three unique
brush heads! That is about a fourth of the cost for similar products on the market!

Here are some of the benefits that
Sigmas newest Cleansing & Polishing Tool delivers:
  • Removes makeup, dirt & dead skin cells                        better than traditional methods.
  • Clears pores & reduces the appearance of pore size.
  • Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare absorb better.
  • Creates noticeably healthier-looking skin. 
Get yours here for ONLY $39!


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Monday, May 30, 2011

Followers

Wow 181 followers.
Guess what happens at 200?!?

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ELF 32pc Eyeshadow Collection


This haul post is about elf 32pc Eyeshadow Collection
Everyday Basics and swatches of it.
(Hauled about Everyday Brights HERE and Swatches HERE)


When I first got it I was like "wow a matte black shadow". Then I saw that
one of the shadows was missing. However it was in the palette. And nothing
was broken. So I just poped it right back to where it belonged.



I tried to take pictures in different lighting. The purples was
hard to capture. They come off more blue than they are in real life.
But that is usually the case with purple shades.




I also compared it with the Everyday Brights palette.

Basics - Brights

Basics - Brights
(Swatches below without primer are done
from the top row Left To Right
Row by Row).
 Swatches with and without Primer

Onto the swatches that are done without any primer. What can I say... 
The shadows are soft and crumble easily. Some of the
swatches look just like it was dirt. Very poor pigmentation.
Some shades better than others, but over all... Not good.

First row
Shadow 1 and 2,
3 and 4





 I used the primer from elf Eye Primer & Liner Sealer for these swatches.
That primer is really sicky. And still I felt that it was hard to build any color.




I do NOT recommend this palette. Not even to a beginner.
I got this palette for free with a promotional code from elf.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gold Print Konadicured Nails


I did a YouTube Tutorial for this Manicure.


It means alot to me.



I started out with IsaDora Base/Top Coat and 2 coats of
e.l.f Nail Polish in Desert Haze. I really like this color.
And I did an accent nail in Black.


Then I went on with Konad Image Plate M83
and Printed with China Glaze - 2030



I sealed the look with Konad Special Top Coat.
And then added a coat of Seche Vite.


Double print on Thumb


I cleaned up using an artist brush

    Full list of items used to create
    Gold Print Konadicured Nails:

    IsaDora - Base/Top Coat
    e.l.f - Desert Haze
    BK Deluxe - Black Polish
    China Glaze - 2030
    Konad Stamper and Scraper
    Konad Image Plate M83
    Konad Special Top Coat
    Seche Vite Top Coat
    Polish Remover/Acetone
    Q-tip and Cotton round
    Artist brush (for cleaning up)
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    Followers

    To all of my 173 followers thank you thank you thank you!
    I'm sooooo excited.

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    What is going on???

    I can't see my followers list.
    Why is that?
    Anyone else with the same problem?

    ELF Mascara Haul


    Eye stuff from elf. Mascara, primer liner and a concealer.
    I'm on a hunt for a mascara. Will I find one I like?


    Eye Primer & Liner Sealer

    The Prime side sets your eyeshadow in so your color won't fade, bleed or crease. The Liner side transforms your favorite eye shadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with this unique clear liquid and built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush. Now you can have your eye makeup lasting longer for no fuss no budge color.

    Directions
    Use the "prime" side to create a base for your eyeshadow. Apply to the eyelid and blend in. Use the "seal" side and mix your favorite eyeshadow color in with the brush and apply to the lash line as a liner. For best results wipe off and clean applicator before closing. Remove with eye makeup remover.

    Net Weight: Primer: 0.09oz (2.5g) Sealer: 0.14oz (4g)

    This primer is icky sticky. Great if you need and want that.
    And it is really yellow, not sheer. Would have been better
    if it was white or just lighter- in my opinion. But I only bougt this for
    the liner sealer. I have used it only once with a loose pigment eyeshadow.
    Worked ok but not on the water line. Hurt a bit. And I really do not know if
    I will be using this as there are so many great eyeliners and pencils out there.
    Can't really say if it is waterproof or not. I have to test it out somemore.

    Blended out on the right side swatch picture

    Mineral Infused Mascara
    Mineral Infused Mascara creates fuller, healthier looking lashes. It enhances lashes for a naturally thicker and more volumized look. The long-wear formula and unique silicone brush creates clump free and defined lashes that last all day.
    Directions
    Apply 1 to 2 coats onto lashes, working from the base of the lashes to the tip.
    Net weight: 0.28oz (8g)







    I'm searching for a mascara that will not make my curled lashes
    go straight. And these mascaras FAIL. They make my lashes loose their
    curl. However I really like the brush on the Mineral Infused Mascara. It's
    one of those silicone brushes. It is not too big and not too small. Great for
    detail work. Best mascara from the elf mascaras I have tried. Did not make
    my lashes go "as flat" as the other mascaras. But I will not repurchase it.
    Other than that - nothing special with these mascaras. Just mascara.
    - Never curl your lashes after applying mascara -

    Earth And Water Mascara Duo
    (Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo)
    Revolutionary Liquid-Flex™ Technology
    Long-Lasting, Smudge and Smear Proof
    Directions
    Duo applicator has been designed to be used in dry or wet conditions.
    Gently unscrew regular or waterproof applicator and work mascara from root to tip.
    Apply second coat if desired.



    Net Weight: 0.08fl.oz (2.5ml)


    Concealer Pencil & Brush


    Conceal and heal your acne with on the spot treatment. The medicated formula has active Salicylic Acid & Tea Tree Oil to clear blemishes and reduce scarring. The soft taklon bristle brush aids in creating a natural looking coverage under or over makeup so blemishes disappear and your true beauty shines through.

    Description
    Use the “conceal” side of the pencil to cover up any unwanted blemishes or imperfections. Use the “blend” brush to work the formula into the skin to create a beautiful and even coverage.
    Net weight: 0.1oz (2.93g)

     On the swatch below, that I blended out on the right side, you see
    that this is way too yellow for my skintone. And this is the lightest
    shade available. This will be unused. It feels sticky and cakey.
    Not a product I like or will use.
    I have to compare it to the elf Eyebrow Lift & Filler. The lift side
    might be similar in texture to this one. I have to try it out and see.


    Wow I found products from elf that I am not too crazy about. Too bad about
    the mascaras. Was really hoping on finding a mascara that works for me.
    I'm using Maybelline colossal waterproof mascara right now. I use a lash-
    curler and this mascara keeps the lashes curled. The brush is a bit big tho.

    What is your favorite mascara/-s at the moment?
    Any I should check out?
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    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    ELF Brush Haul




    I wanted to try out more of the brushes ELF has.
    Did a blog post about the Kabuki and Blush Brush HERE
    Here are a few more from the Studio Line.

    Complexion Brush
    Powder Brush
    Contour Brush (Eye)
    Angled Eyeliner Brush
    and
    Eyeshadow C Brush


    Complexion Brush, Powder Brush
    Contour Brush (Eye) and Angled Eyeliner Brush

    Complexion Brush - Side

    Complexion Brush - Front
    Complexion Brush

    This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. 
    -Creates an even and natural finish
    -Expertly sweeps all types of powders across the entire face and sculpts features beautifully
    -Use with pressed, loose, or translucent powders, blush or bronzer

    Directions
    Dip brush into powder and tap off excess. Apply all over face or wherever needed for additional coverage or color.



    I use this brush for contouring. It is soft so you don't
    have to worry about over applying your product.
    It can also be used for blushers and bronzers.
    Any kind of powders really. I have not tried any
    of these brushes with wet products yet.

    Complexion Brush - Top

    Powder Brush

    Powder Brush

    This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer
    and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products.
    -Creates a professional sculpted look
    -Full coverage color
    -Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring

    Directions
    Dip the brush into powder and then tap off excess.

    I use this brush to buff in mineral makeup. And I start ant the center of my face
    and work my way out. This brush is similar to the Sigma F80 brush. If you can't
    afford the Sigma brush, get this one. I'm not saying they are the same. Im saying
    I like the e.l.f Powder brush. And it is a good alternative if you are on a budget.
    (Not everybody will agree on this).

    Powder Brush - Top
    Contour Brush (Eye)


    Contour Brush

    This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products.
    -The domed bristles pick up a lot of color and deposit it onto the eyelid for extra definition
    -Adds depth close to the lash line and in the corner of the eye
    -Use to sweep colors along the lash lines for concentrated color

    Directions
    Dip brush into eyeshadow color and tap off any excess powder. Apply to eyelid for high intensity color.
    The Studio Contour Brush is good if you have some heavy
    duty blending to do. Not the softest brush of the bunch.

    Angled Eyeliner Brush
    Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush

    This new anti-bacterial, synthetic-haired Taklon brush
    is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products.
    This thin pointed brush creates even and accurate color application
    in one fluid movement. The perfect angled tip of the brush provides
    exact placement for concentrated color right up to the lash line.
    Use to apply eyeliner for perfect color application.

    Directions
    Use with any eyeliner to apply a thin line of color directly to the lash line.

    This brush works good with Cream Eyeliners.
    I don't think this brush is anything spectacular.
    Just an other eyeliner brush.
    Don't cry youself to sleep if you don't get it.

    Eyeshadow C Brush - Front and Side View

     Eyeshadow C Brush

    This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer
    and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products.
    -Creates the perfect smokey eye
    -The medium size brush gives more control for more specific blending needs
    -Use with any powder eyeshadow product for color blending

    Directions (Now I get it - C Brush)
    Dip brush into product and apply to eye. To create the smokey eye, apply the brush tip on
    the outward corner of the eye by pressing the color in a C shape from the lash line up,
    flip the C on the right eye so it creates an outward curve. Blend color inward for definition.

    The Eyeshadow C Brush is good for applying eyesahdow to you lids.
    I also have the cheaper brushes from elf and they work just as well as this one.

    Large Brush Holder

    Large Brush Holder
    or Makeup Holder as it says on the package.

    The stylish and sleek makeup compartments hold your brushes,
    makeup pencils, tools and more. The professional storage dividers
    keep everything organized for quick use. The luxurious material is
    easy to clean and durable for storing on countertops or in cabinets.
    *Brushes not included

    Dimensions: 9"L x 3"W x 4"H
    (L 22.9 cm x W 7.6 cm x H 10.2 cm)


     Finally I got my hands on this one. Need atleast an other as
    I only got one. And it is out of stock again on the elf UK site.
    The smell was really odd when I opened the box. Hope it goes away.

    Seems like good quality and it hold a lot of brushes and other stuff.
    I just threw some of my brushes in there for the picture and my
    Daily Brush cleaner. Now I have Mascaras and eyeliners in there.
    I want an other so I can put my lipsticks, glosses and concealers and
    stuff like that. That I now have in round jars that just take up space.

    As you can see from the picture the Sigma F80, 82, 84 Kabuki brushes
    will not drown in there. They are some of the shortest brushes I have.
    You can still see some of the handle (ferrule) on the F80 Brush.



    Daily Brush Cleaner

    An anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application
    every time. Helps to keep your brushes lasting longer for extended use.

    Directions
    An anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Helps to keep your brushes lasting longer for extended use.

    Net Weight: 8.5floz (250ml)




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