Thursday, June 27, 2013

Toy Nerdiness: Toy Con 2013

June 14 and 15 was all about toys! I went on the first day with my friend Jaja and her friend KC (Aleq told me to go and find my sonic screwdriver before it was gone), and then I went on the second day with hubby Aleq so he could experience it too. It was a blast! Here go the pics.

Somebody looking for the AllSpark?

Aleq and I found it. 

First purchase of the first day 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Makeup Madness: Up Close - Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

In a past life (a very recent one, heh), I used to do beauty product reviews (among other things). It was the best job ever, since I got products to try out for free and write about them to boot. However, it was also what it was - a job. I sometimes got entire collections of products and I had to swatch them and try them all. I had to give everything that passed through my desk a fair chance.

Now though, I can do whatever I want, yay! I can just talk at length and rant and rave about one product at a time or acquire just one lipstick out of an entire line because it's the only one I want. I don't have to worry about not being too technical (cold, warm skintones and all that jazz). I can choose to write about all the components of a single look, or buy and talk about an entire collection if I want to.

So I'm starting off the makeup madness with a rave about my newest lipstick - Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon. It's one of the four new colors that Revlon released for the summer (along with Juicy Papaya, Sorbet, and Pink Lemonade) and I've been on the lookout for it ever since I found out about the new colors from YouTube's Missglamorazzi. When they finally arrived in the country, I took a look at the four shades and still decided on Wild Watermelon. I've recently had my fill of orange lipsticks so I've been looking for a red one for regular days. I couldn't wait to try it, so I don't have any decent pics of the lipstick in its just-unwrapped glory. I just took a couple of hurried pics in the car before putting it on.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Makeup Madness: A Neutral Experiment Products

Hi! I haven't updated in a while, but that's because I'm working with somebody on the design for this site, among other things. I remembered just now though, that I never talked about the products I used in A Neutral Experiment. I promised I would ramble on in detail about the products, and I will, just not today. For now, here's a quick rundown of the main stuff I used in that look for those who want to know.

Dior Addict lipstick in Beige Casual
This is my favorite my-lips-but-better lipstick.

Origins Liquid Lip Color Duo in Pink Sands and Sangria Shimmer
I used the Pink Sands tip only for the look. This gloss provided a bit of shine to the natural, neutral color from the Dior lipstick.

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Walking on Eggshells
This is one of my favorite everyday palettes!It just gives a natural, no-makeup look.