Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mini-Mascaras = Review Time

1. EM Cosmetic Lash Gallery Mascara - Sample came completely dried up. Could not test. Also, I received a Brown one, which I would not have liked anyways.
2.  Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara - Sample came completely dried up. Could not test.
3. Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara - Hourglass shaped wand. Lengthening. Thickening. Semi-thick formula. Wand gets every lash from root to tip. Curls and stays.
WOULD PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
4. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara - Typical shaped wand, that provides length, volume, and a bold dark lash. I found the application consistent and smooth, covering the lashes from root to tip. WOULD PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
5. Smashbox X-Rated Mascara Volumateur - This mascara is great! It is very black, thickening, lengthening, and holds a curl! The only con is that brush, although I like its full and sturdiness, the bristles are a little sharp and easily pokes you in the eye. WOULD PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
6. Panthera Ultra Flash Mascara - Plastic wand is sturdy and well manufactured, however it doesn't pick up the formula, this is probably because the formula is very thin and lightly pigmented.  I couldn't even finish one lash before reaching for another mascara. 
WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
7. Nars Audacious Mascara - Plastic wand that is flimsy and bends too much when applying, so it doesn't grab lashes. Very pigmented. Lengthening. Separates lashes. However, because of the flimsy wand it isn't thickening at all. WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
8. Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara -  Dramatic cone-shaped wand. Gets every single lash from inner to outer corner. Thinner consistency, however very build-able. Separates and lengthens lashes. WOULD PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
9. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara - Plastic curled wand. Curls lashes. Separates. Thinner formula, however very build-able. Great for lower lashes. 
 WOULD PURCHASE TRAVEL SIZE FOR BOTTOM LASHES ONLY.
10. Pixie Lash Booster Mascara - This sample has completely dried up. Could not test.
11. Guerlain Maxi Lash - I loved the full bristled wand and was really hopeful that it was going to be a great mascara for me, however after using it once I was proved wrong. The formula is thin with no pigment payoff. It made my lashes straight, although I curled and primed my lashes prior.
WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
12. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - Full bristle brush. Thick formula, however can become goopy. Smooth application but does not have lengthening benefits. Extremely messy in and out of the tube, literally ends up all over my lids and hands. WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
13. Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara - Slight hourglass shaped wand. Wand does not grab lashes. Thin formula, that requires multiple layers to achieve darkest black colour.
WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE. 
14. CARGO Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara - There was nothing about this mascara I liked. It was the thinnest consistency ever, barely covering my lashes, and needed 10+ coats to be visible. On top of that it took me forever with multiple make up removers to remove the barely there layer I was able to apply. Bioderma and IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Eye couldn't even tackle it. 
WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
15. Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara - Full bristle wave shaped wand. Allows to get from root to tip of every lash. The formula is thick not clumpy, and jet black. I loved everything about this mascara and was sad to see the Sample go. Good thing I have another one :) 
WOULD PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
16. Bare Minerals Lash Domination - The plastic wand has spiral bristles. The worst idea ever! The wand catches random lashes making the application extremely patchy. The formula, for this type of wand, is way too thin. WOULD NOT PURCHASE FULL SIZE.
17. Be A Bombshell Lash Out - Sample came completely dried up. Could not test.
18.MTJ High Definition Mascara - This mascara has an unique plastic wand with multiple bobble like shapes. The wand is somewhat flimsy, however still manages to pick up all lashed from root to tip. It is a semi-thick formula that builds easily. The only downfall is that it dries out quickly becoming chunkier and hard to apply. WOULD PURCHSE FULL SIZE.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

My Fashion Love of the Moment

It was quite the fashionable day for Jenna Dewan Tatum, where the starlette was seen in both LA for the "Comrade Detective" Premiere and NYC for Live with Kelly & Ryan and The Talk. However, Jenna showed them who's boss in not 1 but 3 outstanding outfits. This girl's on a roll.

Where: The Talk
Dress: Antonio Marras Resort | Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Kristin Ess Hair | Make Up Artist: Patrick Ta
Stylist: Brad Goreski

 Where: "Comrade Detactive" LA Premiere
Dress: Marchesa | Jewelry: Graziela Gems and Arzano 
Hair Stylist: Kristin Ess Hair | Make Up Artist: Patrick Ta
Stylist: Brad Goreski

 Where: Live with Kelly & Ryan
Dress: Lela Rose | Pumps: Jimmy Choss
Hair Stylist: Anthony Campbell | Make Up Artist:Vincent Oquendo
Stylist: Brad Goreski

Cue Blake Lively's Instagram Captions Now

What: Glamour September 2017
Who: Blake Lively
Photographer: Nathaiel Goldberg
Hair Stylist: Rod Ortega | Make Up Artist: Kristofer Buckle | Nail Artist: Elle
Stylist: Jill and Avison
Designers: YSL, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, Fendi, Ara Vartanian, and Jacquie Aiche.

Movie Premiere's Done Right!

This look is by far Cara Delevingne's best of the "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" press tour. Walking the blue carpet at the London Premiere, Cara opted for a tailored custom suit with dramatic (and gorgeous) diamond body piece. Her short blond pixie cut was accessorized with a black velvet band, her eye were kohl rimmed, and her lip painted berry. I am loving this rocker chic look and I think wearing this in her home town of London couldn't have been a better choice.

Ensemble: Burberry (custom)
Hair Stylist: Mara Roszak | Make Up Artist: Molly R. Stern
Stylists: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

I Have A Love Hate Relationship w/ KKW

Recently Kim's wardrobe has been all over the place, from tights and heels, to oversized cargo shorts, it's been an interesting ride to say the least. However, this look Kim wore to the Balmain LA Boutique Opening is on point, simple yet the perfect amount of "out there"! I am also loving the pin straight hair and subtle bronze smokey eye. If this Kim K is here to stay, be prepared to see a lot more of her on the blog!

Ensemble: Balmain
Hair Stylist: Chris Appleton | Make Up Aritst: Rob Scheppy