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September 25, 2009

Milani Haul & Swatches

Milani is my favorite drugstore brand of makeup. CVS had their products at buy 1 get 1 50% off this week, so I couldn't resist picking up a few things! I got the Touch of Brown eyeshadow quad, Sunset City sunset duo, Enchantment nail polish, and Fairy Tale nail polish.

I thought the blush bronzer duo looked similar to Nars Laguna/Orgasm duo, so I took some comparison swatches. I also compared them to Milani's old luminous blush, which is often said to be an Orgasm dupe. The Sunset City blush is more golden than the Orgasm blush. But as you can see in the photos, they're still pretty similar.

The polishes are from a limited edition collection called, "Black Magic." It includes nail polishes that are all dark but have different colored glitters. I'm not a big fan of plain black nail polish, so I love the hint of glittery color in these. I'm thinking of picking up the other colors sometime!

eyeshadow quad: 01 touch of brown

top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right shades

sunset duo: 01 sunset city

bronzer & blush combined, bronzer only, blush only

nars laguna/orgasm on the left, milani sunset city on the right

nars orgasm, milani sunset city blush, milani luminous

nailpolishes in fairy tale, enchantment

close up of enchantment

close up of fairy tale

i'm wearing fairy tale right now. it's so pretty!
sorry about the sloppy application, i was excited to try it.
*click thumbnail for larger view*

I also put a new layout on my blog since I felt like the default ones weren't spacious enough. I like it, what do you guys think? I used to make layouts for xanga, myspace, etc but I was too lazy to make one for blogger. So, I found this lovely layout at

September 19, 2009

NOTD: Orange Blossom

Love My Nails - Orange Blossom

A bright peachy-pink shade with golden shimmer. It leans more towards peach, almost like a light coral. Really pretty color.

Application was okay, but not as nice as the Raspberry color I wore last week. This one felt kind of thin so it took 3 coats to make it look nice and opaque. Not bad for $1 though. I found this brand at Walmart.

September 04, 2009

Review: C&C Eye Makeup Remover + EOTD

Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Makeup Remover [Oil-Free]
requested by Miss Josie. hope it helps!

Overall Rating: 9/10
Would I Repurchase: Yes

- Affordable: prices vary depending on where you buy it, usually around $6
- Easy to find: most drugstores/grocery stores that sell clean & clear have it
- Doesn't irritate my eyes, even when I'm wearing contacts
- Doesn't leave an oily residue or dry skin
- Removes eye makeup quickly and easily

- Some people might prefer a smaller opening.
- I got too much in my eye while I was wearing my contacts & my vision got a bit blurry for a minute. No pain or irritation, just blurriness.

Overall: I'm very pleased with this product. It removes my makeup quickly and easily without any irritation. At first I was hesitant to buy it because I'm loyal to the Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover. This one works just as well and is cheaper by around $2.

information on the back of the bottle

list of ingredients

it says it's oil free, but it has 2 parts..

shake it up before using it.

the opening of the bottle

apply some to a cotton pad

before: udpp, cork, mulch, typographic, & shroom e/s,
maybelline pulse perfection mascara, prestige black waterproof eyeliner

after: makeup is all gone!

the cotton pad with makeup. looks gross, haha.

q-tip that took off my waterproof mascara

September 03, 2009

Collective Haul

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been blogging very much lately. I started college last week, so I've been a bit busy.

I decided to try some nails polishes from "Love My Nails" because they're only $1 each. I really like them so far. I would buy some more colors. I found them at Walmart.

(L-R) Raspberry, Orange Blossom, True Lilac, Star Bright

Star Bright. Looked nice in the bottle but doesn't apply well.

This is the one I'm wearing now, Raspberry. I loveee this.
It's a dark red, but in certain lighting it looks slightly pink.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep.

Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Makeup Remover.

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash.

Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel Kit.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

Necklace from Forever 21. Looks cute with solid tops. $6

Small heart says "And now these three remain:
faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Black Sandals by Dexter from Payless. $20

Brown gladiator sandals by American Eagle.
Payless was having a BOGO 1/2 off sale. This was
on sale for $14, so it came out to around $7. This is about
as crazy as I'd get when it comes to gladiators.

If you'd like me to do a review on any of these products, feel free to ask :)

My boyfriend and I took some pictures at school during our break with my webcam. It's pretty obvious I haven't been getting much sleep. I look so tired! Look at those eye bags haha.