March 27, 2012

Haul: The Balm, Maybelline and Nyx

Gawh, I did it again. I think I may have a problem, but then again what makeup obsessionist doesn't have a problem with  hauling? ^^; Plus you throw in the fact that I'm on spring break at the moment too and your just asking for a haul.

The Balm:
!Note!: I got these from Marshalls, so I suggest you to RUN to a Marshalls or TJMaxx to get various The Balm products for super cheap.

 Smokey Eye Kit: $9.99~ (Originally $87)
Comes with:
~ Shady Lady eyeshadow in mischievous marissa and sexy stacey
~ Overshadow in if your rich I'm single
~ Cheater mascara in black
~ Balms Away eye makeup remover

Black Tie Kit: $12.99~ (Originally $ 115)
Comes with:
~ Shady Lady eyeshadow in caught in the act courtney and shameless shana
~ Overshadow in no money, no honey
~ Hot Mama shadow/blush
~ Cheater mascara in black
~ Balm Shelter lip gloss in pin-up girl
~ Hot Ticket nail polish in Better of Red

Duo: $9.99~ (Originally $48)
Comes with:
~ Luminizer in Mary-Lou Manizer
~ Bronzer in Betty-Lou Manizer


Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze and Pomegranate Punk
Around  $6 each~


~ Girls nail polish in Algae: $1.99
~ Round lipstick in Mars and Vitamin: $2.49
~ Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Gold: $3.99

Off topic Note: NEED the gold liner for whenever I go watching the Hunger Games movie this week *Squeel* I'm totally planning a half Katniss(outfit/hair) and half Cinna(makeup) cosplay, even though the premier is gone. xD Still wondering if I should do the Katniss' fire manicure or just wear China Glaze's Fast Track.

March 18, 2012

Review: Wet n' Wild Coloricon Knock on Wood Trio

Retail Price: $2.99
Amount: 0.12 oz./3.5 g
Available Colors: (It'd take me forever to list them all, but I can tell you that there are 19 in existence. 12 Permanent. 7 Limited Edition.)
What is it? Eyeshadow Trio
Where to get it? Walgreens, Walmart, CVS(some), an possibly other local grocery/drugstores in the US.
 "Coordinating trio shades take the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look.
      -Beautifully enhances any eye color
      - All-day, crease-resistant color"


 Wet n' Wild's 383B Knock on Wood  swatches.

Packaging: Flip open plastic case, the bottom/base is Black, while the top/lid is transparent. It's also very slim and retangular, so it's very easily stored. Not the most sturdy, but not the worst. it also comes with a sponge-tip applicator and a angled brush applicator, whish is horribly cheap and scratchy, so I usually just chuck them away. 

Texture: These like many of the Wet n' Wild palettes are quite soft, which leads to powderyness and sometimes fallout. 

Pigmentation: Nicely pigmented, nothing less than what is now expected from Wet n Wild after they came out with their Coloricon line.

Longevity: Everyone has different eye shapes and skin types that can play into this, plus I normally always use a base or primer on my lids, so I can't really vouch for the longevity.

Color One by One:
Browbone - It's a matte dusty mauve with fine silver shimmers. It's not extremely pigmented, but it is decently pigmented. Honestly, I think that as a browbone shade it would look ridiculous, but as for a blending color, it's nice.

Crease - It's a satin finish cool dark brown. Pigmented, but it is initially a bit chalky and pretty powdery, so watch for fallout.

Eyelid - It's a satin finish lighter burgundy color. It is also pigmented it wasn't too bad with fallout. It's nice as a lid, but amazing paired with a green on the lid with this in the crease. 

Look using Knock on Wood: 

4 out of 5
One off because the mauve shade isn't the most pigmented. For a Trio that I bought for 3 bucks and just wanted for the burgundy shade, I'm pleased with Knock on Wood and am pleased with the other shades. 
Would I recommend? yes.

March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patties Day~

Hope everyone is having good day, and hopefully you don't get pinched too hard, if your not wearing green. *Wince* The nostalgia of my childhood. After this post, I'll be off to Disney World, but before then here's a quick Nail of the Week/Moment.

 Indirect sunlight

Direct sunlight


China Glaze - Holly Jolly
China Glaze - Cracked Medallion
Out the Door - Fast Drying Top coat