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July 28, 2010

Pure Ice: Taupe Drawer

Pure Ice nail polishes are only $2 at Walmart. Taupe Drawer is the only color I've tried so far though.

July 27, 2010

MUFE Concealer Palette

WHERE TO BUY: Sephora stores,
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Probably not.
PRICE: $36.00

- Offers good coverage
- Long wearing
- A little bit goes a long way

- Expensive
- Not enough shades for medium skintones
- Accentuates dryness
- Can look cakey

MY THOUGHTS: I purchased this palette because I thought it would be a good value. Even though it was $36, it evened out to around $7.20 per concealer.

I guess I'll start with the negatives first. I have a warm, medium skintone (NC30) and I had trouble finding a suitable palette. I heard that palette 3 would have worked well for me, but for some reason, they don't sell it anymore. It wasn't at the store and they never have it online. The only available palettes are numbers 1,2, and 4. Strange. Palette 2 was too cool toned and palette 4 was way too dark. I really wanted to try it so palette number 1 went home with me.

These concealers can look a bit cakey because of how thick they are. They don't work very well for covering blemishes or acne scars since they accentuate dryness. Therefore, I don't really use the green shade very often. I can't use the first 2 shades either because they're too light for me.

Now onto the positives. These concealers (the 3rd and 4th shade) work really well around the eyes, as long as I make sure to moisturize with an eye cream first. A little bit of product goes a long way. I only need a small dab to cover up the discolorations around my eye area. They make me look more refreshed and awake. Lasting power is good too. They seem to stay on throughout the day and I don't need to touch up very much.

Overall, I'll continue to use the 2 shades that work for my skin tone but I don't think I'll repurchase. This might work better for those with oily skin who can find a good color match.

swatched heavily

left - without concealer ; right - with concealer

July 21, 2010

Update, Outfit of the Day, & Dove

Hello lovelies! Long time no blog. I'm really sorry that I've been MIA for a while. I was actually on vacation for over a month. I know, what kind of "vacation" is that long? It was actually time spent with family. One of my sisters had a baby a few months ago, so I got to meet my nephew for the first time! Got to babysit him, play with my niece, hang out with old friends, and bond with my sisters. Now that I'm back home, my schedule isn't all that busy until school starts up again. Hopefully I can get back on the whole blogging thing and post more often.

Here's a quick outfit of the day. Belt is from Forever 21. Dress is actually from Walmart! I think it's from the brand OP. I honestly checked it out because the models for OP include Cory Monteith and Dianne Agron. AKA Finn and Quinn.. I'm a GLEEK! Haha.

Speaking of Glee, I won some Dove coupons from the Glee For All Giveaway that was going on a few months ago. Any suggestions for what products I should try? :)