Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Favorites!

This month I've been buying makeup, so I have a bunch of new and old favorites!

For makeup, my first favorite is the EOS lip balm in sweet mint. The reason I like this specific flavor over the others is because I feel like it's the only one that actually moisturizes my lips and helps them, the others just seem to sit on my lips and do nothing. Next, is the new Maybelline mascara, Mega Plush. I got this one in waterproof, and it is definitely waterproof! It gives my lashes a very natural summer look, while being lightweight and keeping my lashes from drooping. Then I have an eyeshadow combination. I use the NYX jumbo lip pencil in Strawberry Milk with the gold color in this Clinique quad on top lightly. This makes a rosegold affect which happens to be very trendy for accessories. Last for makeup is the Covergirl Smooth Stick concealer. I feel like this is great for under my eyes, and it matches my skin perfectly. A lot of concealers are too yellow for me, but this one is more pink toned like my natural skin. it also has amazing coverage for under my eyes.
 Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is my nail LIFE SAVER. I have Invisalign, which is similar to braces, but I have to take my retainers out to eat. the problem is that my nails are never dry and they get ruined from attempting to take them out. This top coat dries within 10 seconds, and leaves a beautiful finish. The only thing, is that it smells absolutely HORRIBLE. It's like ten times stronger than a normal nail polish! It's worth it though for the fast dry though. I also recently got some nail dotting tools from eBay. I got 5 double ended tools for about $1.60 on eBay and free shipping! I love going to eBay for certain, things, never for makeup though! Just for tools. The tools really help for making stunning nail designs. Also, Bath & Body Works is having their semi-annual sale! I've gone twice, and found two amazing scents. The first one is Wild Apple Daffodil, which smells like apples and flowers, hence the name! It is very summery and fun! The other one is Peach Sparkle. It smells just like a real peach mixed with a classic perfume smell. Again, very fruity, fun, and perfect for summer!
That concludes my June favorites!
What have you been loving this month?
xoxo, Kendra

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Swatch & Review: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

One of my favorite blushes is the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes. They're so fun to touch and so... different! A lot of people really don't like these because they aren't very pigmented, but I disagree. I only have two shades, Pink Frosting and Hot Tamale, and they are pretty pigmented. Maybe some of the other colors aren't. Both of them give off a really natural look. On the top is Hot Tamale and the bottom is Pink Frosting

You can see how much darker Hot Tamale is, and it's more rosy and red. I really like this one because it looks the most natural in my opinion. Pink Frosting is a lot lighter and just a pretty classic pink. It's also more sheer, making it still natural. I don't think these have the best staying power but they're pretty good! They last for about half the day. 

The formula of the blushes is weird, it's not a cream nor is it a powder. It's kind of like a mousse texture. The packaging is very simple and sleek, I haven't had any problems with it yet. I would definitely recommend these blushes, but probably towards people with lighter skin. They can be pretty sheer but they're also buildable. 

What do you think of these blushes?
xoxo, Kendra



Friday, June 15, 2012

TOMS Review

My friend Scarlett, (Click here to see her blog), did a review on TOMS. I thought that was a really great idea and wanted to do a review as well.

I have three pairs of TOMS, a classic black, which I've had since last August, a classic red, which I've had since last October, and Turquoise Crochet which I've had since around April. I actually used to think TOMS were hideous, but now I can't believe I ever thought that! I wear these with pretty much everything!
A lot of people have problems with sizing. Let me start off by saying, my normal size is a size 8. When I went to Nordstrom to buy the black ones, they made me try a 7.5 and said they would stretch. I didn't listen and got the 8. It's been about 9 months now, and they are stretched out, but not longways, sideways! Which isn't something I could control by what size I got. However, a 7.5 probably would've fit a little better. I also wore and still wear the black ones a lot, probably at least 2-3 times a week!

Then for my birthday I asked for red ones because that was our basketball team's color, so I wanted to wear them to games. I got an 8 in these too, but I only wear them about half the amount I wear the black and they aren't stretched much and are perfect size. I really think the size you get depends on how often you're going to wear them!

Then a girl at my school had the turquoise crochet TOMS, and I loved them! The turquoise is a Nordstrom exclusive color, as is fuchsia. I read lots of reviews on these to make sure I got the right size, and almost everyone said to go half a size smaller. I was ordering online because they were sold out in stores so I wanted to make the right decision. I got them in 7.5 and to this day they fit perfectly!


By the pictures, you can probably tell my black ones are starting to get dirty and gray in some areas. But that is because I've used the life out of them! The red and crochet ones are still as good as new! Also, each pair comes with a little cinch sack, which you can see in the first picture, and a TOMS sticker. Some of my friends like to use their bag to carry their lunches to school, and I like to use mine as a room decoration. You could do anything you want with the stickers!

TOMS also claims to have a one for one program, where they give a pair of TOMS to people in need when you buy a pair. I don't know anything really about that though. 

Overall I would definitely recommend that anyone buy TOMS and go a half size smaller. Don't forget to see The Trendy Chick's review! And let me know if you want any more reviews on certain beauty and fashion items!

xoxo, Kendra
  


Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'm a Bad Girl....

I'm so bad. I bought makeup before being done with project pan. I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF OKAY? I bought 5 things from Walgreens and decided to do a mini blog haul!


Starting with the most exciting part- the new Maybelline Mega Plush mascara! I've only tried this once so far but telling by the first use, it compares to my Clinique Lash Doubling mascara which I adore. It separates my lashes well and defines them. It doesn't make my lashes thick, so don't buy this if that's what you're going for. It's great for lengthening, separating, and darkening. I got mine waterproof because I needed a waterproof mascara for summer and it does well holding up against water! on your lashes it's so lightweight you can't feel it going on your lashes. I love this one so far and I hope it stays that way. I also got two sinful colors nail polishes, one in 'Innocent' and one in 'Cinderella'. I thought innocent would be a pretty spring green. but it's one of those 'gross' colors, like yellowy greeny brown. Um.. ew? It's very trendy though and will end up being a good autumn polish. Cinderella was named perfectly, the color reminds me so much of her! It's light blue like her dress, with iridescent purple shimmers. It's sheer though, but you can build it up. Last, I got two Wet N Wild Color Icon pencil eyeliners. One is Sky Blue and the other is Turquoise. Both of the colors are really pretty and pigmented but they smudge and wear off easily. But hey, that's what you get for 99 cents! I love wearing them on my waterline. They're also really long and have a ton of product so they'll last a longggg time.  
Left: Sky Blue Right: Turquoise

What have you hauled lately? 
xoxo, Kendra 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

NOTD

Polishes used-
Wet N Wild - Lavender Creme
Sally Hansen - In the Spotlight

Friday, June 8, 2012

Nautical OOTD: June 8

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Just a quick outfit of the day!
Shirt- Abercrombie
Jeans- JCPenney
Belt- Old Navy
Shoes- TOMS
Necklace- Forever 21

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Project Pan Update

I thought I'd update you on my project pan! My goals were to use 10 makeup products, 5 BBW products, 2 nail products, 2 skincare products, and 1 hair care product, equaling 20 products in the end. Makeup is surprisingly SO hard to use up! I haven't used up any yet! I've finished almost everything else, I have only 2 more BBW items and 10 makeup items left. I'm also keeping track of extras from each category to cancel out makeup items. For example, if I use 6 BBW products I only need to use 9 makeup products! That is definitely going to help.
It has been so hard to stop buying makeup! I'm so so so excited to go shopping again, I have a list forming of things I need to buy so expect a summer makeup haul on my YouTube soon!

Just updating.
xoxo, Kendra

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May Favorites!

Sorry for not posting lately! I'm going to start blogging at least every other day this month starting today! I'm going to start with my May favorites!

So, since I'm on Project Pan, I've rediscovered some products I love!
For makeup, I've been loving my Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting. I've never used up a lip product in my life, and it's almost gone! You can add that to my project pan list. I actually have a blogpost review on Revlon Lip Butters. Click here to see the post! Sugar Frosting smells like candy and is pretty moisturizing. The only complaint I have is that they melt very easily. Next I've been loving to put eyeliner on my waterline. I just started doing that recently sometimes I switch which color I use whether it's white or black. For the fun summer months, I like white better because it isn't noticeable when it runs. It also makes your eyes look bigger and brighter! I've been using the Essence eyeliner pencil in the white shade. Another product I've rediscovered is the Covergirl Smoothstick concealer. My other concealer was to orange to put under my eyes, so I tried this again and I really like the results! It covers up undereye circles pretty well, but not so much blemishes. I have another concealer for that though. Last for makeup is a forever favorite, the Clinique Lash Doubling mascara. It just has such amazing separation and makes my lashes look extremely long.

Now for other beauty products, I've been loving two Bath & Body Works scents in Charmed Life and Country Chic. Charmed Life is a classic perfume smell, and Country Chic is the same with more floral in it. They are both really fun for summer! The Clinique Clarifying Lotion has made my skin better than ever, and I desperately need to repurchase it since I'm all out. I really recommend it and you can get it for whatever skin type you are! For nails, I love Wet N Wild 'Sparked' on my toes! I have been continuously painting my toes that color because the sparkles are really fun for summer. It's basically a pink and silver glitter polish. I also love painting my nails just, pink. Normal pink. So girly and bright and fun for summer!

And last, some random favorites!
Food: Cheese & Garlic Croutons
Song(s): Call Me Maybe & Part of Me
App: I'd Cap That / Face Juggler

xoxo, Kendra