Saturday, September 27, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Basics Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Today I'm going to review Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette. I purchased this during the Spring and it's such a great essential to have in my makeup collection. I really think I'm going to purchase the Naked 2 Basics palette in the near future!

Appearance

 

 

- Hard rubberized case that snaps together

- Large mirror

- Small sized palette with six full sized shadows

 
- Great for travel or makeup bag

- No brush included


My Thoughts

This is another great palette by Urban Decay. Unlike the other Urban Decay Palettes I have, this one mostly consists of pigmented matte finishes (except Venus which has a shimmer finish).

Swatches

 

From Left to Right:
Venus
Foxy
W.O.S. Walk of Shame
Naked 2
Faint
Crave

I'm glad I purchased this palette because I can use it everyday basic eye makeup. It literally takes me about 10 minutes to create most simple eye makeup with this palette. You can also use this palette to highlight your brow (i.e. Venus) or use some of the colors as transitional colors (i.e. Naked 2) to incorporate other eye makeup looks. This palette reminds me a lot of the Naked 2 Palette because some of the colors are very similar except without having the satin and shimmer finishes in th Naked 2 palette.

Here's a quick FOTD

 

 

 

 

Since it's a new season I thought I'd change my hair up a bit too with box braids and start wearing more red lipstick :)




Products Used

My apologies for not including pictures of all the products I used.


Eyes

MAC Paint Pot on whole lid as a base

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

 

- Naked 2 as a transition color in the crease
- Faint on top of Naked 2 in the crease
- Foxy on tear duct and all the of lid
- Crave on the outer V.

Benefit They're Real Mascara


Face

Fashion Fair Concealer Stick (Tawny)

Fashion Fair Loose Powder (Amber)


Lips

MAC Russian Red (Matte)
Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner Red Hot



Do you own this palette? What are your thoughts about it?  Also if any of my blogger friends and readers have the Naked 2 Basics Palette is it worth buying? Like I mentioned earlier, I'm strongly considering purchasing it.


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths Review

Hello Everyone!


 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
This is a sponsored post by Cetaphil. All opinions are my own. 



Today I have a review for you on these Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths that Cetaphil sent me (See First Impressions Post)

About the Product and Claims

- Mild, non-irritating formula Softens as it cleans

- Non-comedogenic/fragrance free

- Dermatologist recommended

- This gentle, soap-free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.

- Ophthalmologist tested

- Soothing, non irritating cleanser ideal for face, hands and body

- Helps skin retain needed moisture

- Rinses easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy

- Mild enough to cleanse a baby's delicate skin


My Thoughts

I'm always open to try new facial cloths, especially for removing my makeup and these wipes met most of my expectations. Depending on the amount of makeup I used, it took about two to three cloths remove all of my makeup including eye makeup. Overall, I like them most to remove light makeup. These cloths are very light weight and I like that these cloths are fragrance free. These wipes give my face a clean and fresh feeling after using without drying out my skin. These wipes are good to have around in general because anyone can use them on their face, they're not just for removing makeup.

 

Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloth

The regular pack of these wipes are 25 count, and since I received the smaller 10 count and sample size, I can easily put these in my purse. The only cons I have are: Sometimes it takes up to three wipes to remove my makeup. I guess I don't mind since these Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths remove most of my makeup. Like I mentioned earlier, I rather use them for light makeup and I would use them in general when I want to use something fragrance free and light weight to cleanse my face. I think since it could take a few wipes to use when removing makeup that the pack could offer 30 count instead of 25 count just to give the consumer a few more wipes. I would purchase these cloths and I recommend them. I think these are worth trying, especially if you like Cetaphil products.


Have you tried these Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths? If so what are your thoughts?

Check out www.cetaphil.com for more products and product information!

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello Fall FOTD

Hello Everyone! 

 
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  


Fall is here :) and today I'm going to share a FOTD look with you I did a few days ago to prepare for Fall. I don't usually wear a lot of dark or vampy lipsticks, but this season I wanted to step out of my element and try darker colors. Oh how I love this time of year! 


FOTD
 
 

Products Used

 

Eyes
MAC Paint Pot on whole lid as a base

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

 

- Nooner in crease
- Factory on tear duct and on half of lid
- Burnout other half of lid near the outer V.
- Blackside on outer V.


Clinque High Impact Waterproof Mascara

Face
Fashion Fair Concealer Stick (Tawny)
Fashion Fair Loose Powder (Amber)

Lips
MAC Rebel (Satin)




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  

I know I'm super late with this review for the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. I only use this palette for special occasions, holidays or just randomly. I love this palette so much I don't use it frequently since it was a limited edition and I really love the colors lol. Who's excited about the Urban Decay Vice 3?!?! I really like the colors in the Vice 3 palette, but I'm unsure if I want to add it to my collection since I already have similar shades and finishes in other palettes. 

 

 

 


Appearance

- This palette comes in a gorgeous marble water color hard case with a crystallized UD logo.

- Large mirror (which I love)

- Dual sided brush

- 20 New metallic and matte shades

My Thoughts

I know I run this word in the ground when I describe palettes I really like, but the Vice 2 Palette is GORGEOUS! The shades are very pigment and there is minimal fallout. 

Some of the colors are more shimmery than I'm used too, so I have to use a light hand when applying. 


Swatches

 

Left to right: 
Shell Shocked, X-Rated, Stash, and Toxic

Like I mentioned earlier I like using this palette to create holiday eye makeup looks (i.e. Valentine's Day 2014 makeup look) because of the colors and the finishes. I can't wait to use this palette for the next holidays in the upcoming months.


Do you have this palette? Are you purchasing the Vice 3 Palette? 


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Crochet Pot Holders and Dish Towel/ Red Heart Heads Up Yarn Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Disclaimer: The only yarn mentioned in this post that was sent to me is the Red Heart Heads Up Yarn. Everything else was purchased and made by me. 

I've been working on a few crocheting projects lately. I figured now would be a good time to incorporate the yarn I was sent from Red Heart Yarn (See First Impressions Post)

Red Heart Heads Up Yarn (Grape) 3.5 oz


 

Image Courtesy of Google


I really liked using this yarn. It's a little thicker than the Super Saver Yarn, but it's so soft. This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool blend. I found crocheting with this yarn simple and it doesn't tangle like some other yarns from Red Heart. The quantity is only 3.5 which isn't a whole lot, but it works great for small projects such as the kitchen items I worked on. As the name states "Heads Up" this yarn is great for making crochet and knit hats. I would suggest buying another skein of yarn since the contents only has a small amount. A hat pattern is also included inside the wrapper. Even though the recommended hook size is "K" I used a smaller "H" hook and I didn't experience any issues. I would purchase this yarn in the future because I enjoyed using it and the quality is very good!

Check out www.redheart.com for more information on this yarn and other yarns!


Crochet Pot Holders and Dish Towel

Other Products Used
- Boye Hook Size H
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn  Lavender
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Grey Heather

*Side Note: The Heads Up Yarn is the darker shade of purple

Pot Holders


 

 


Dish Towel


 


I mainly made this to place hot casserole dishes that come out of the oven. 

 

Large Casserole Dish


 

Small Casserole Dish


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

End of Summer Mini Haul 2014

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  

Disclaimer: This not a sponsored post. Everything mentioned in this post was purchased with my own money.

Everyone seems so ready for Fall! I know I am lol. I've read so many post about Fall or pictures in Instagram related to Fall. I guess I still have Summer on my mind because it is still warm and humid here (even the last few days it wasn't too bad). So, with all that being said here is a small end of Summer haul. These are just a few items I needed to pick up.

1. Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes

 

I usually get the travel packs since I don't use these all the time to remove my makeup, and I can keep a pack in my makeup bag in my purse.


2. Nivea Lip Balm

 

I'm glad that this was a double pack since I tend to use this lip balm a lot. This is one of my favorites!

3. Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair  Care Products

 

I went ahead and purchased these items after I tested the conditioner pack that Palmer's sent me. Check out my last post for the full review on the conditioner. I really like how these products keep my hair moisturized and have a lovely coconut scent.


4. Soft Soap Body Wash

 

These smell wonderful! Even though these smell more tropical, (a reminder of Summer) I'm going to use these during all seasons.


5. Annie Jumbo Rake Comb

 

Oh how I love the color pink lol and it's a pretty good comb.


6. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

 

I actually meant to get the Daily Skin Cleanser, but I accidentally picked this one up instead. It seems to work well, so I'm happy :)

7. Gold Emblem Soft Baked Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks (From CVS)

 

When I was CVS this week I came across these cookies. OMOGOSH they're sooooooo delicious! I thought I would include these cookies in this post too lol.

Well that's the end of my mini haul. What things have you purchased lately?



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Monday, September 8, 2014

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 


*This is a sponsored post by Palmer's.  All opinions are my own. 


 

Today I have a review on a conditioner that was sent to me by Palmer's. (See First Impressions Post)

About the product

This is a deep conditioner that contains coconut milk, keratin, and silk protein. There are no sulfates or parabens in this conditioner.


 

I took a picture of the back if anyone wanted to read the ingredients


About the Product and Claims

- This conditioner claims to restore hair that has been damaged by styling, coloring, processing, or sun.

- Small modular structure of coconut oil allows for deeper penetration

- Strengthes follicle to protect new hair growth

- Replaces natural proteins that have been stripped from damaged hair

- Concentrated conditioning for intensive repair and moisturization.

My Thoughts

- Smells great, the coconut was a little overpowering at first, but it calmed down. 

- The conditioner in packet was more than enough to use on my thick hair. 

- I could easily comb my hair throughout usage. No tangles.

- I give this product a B since I didn't have the Shampoo that goes with it (I needed to condition my hair so that's why I used this without shampoo in general)

I actually purchased the full sized conditioner at Walmart. I also purchased the shampoo and the hair milk as well. You can view those products in my next post later in the week. I really like how this conditioner left my hair feeling really soft and moisturized days after usage. Moisturizer is very important to me because my hair tends to be dry and frizzy sometimes. 


Have you tried any hair products from Palmer's?  What are your favorite hair care products?

Thanks for reading! 



Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Liebster Award Part 6

Hello Everyone!


I was nominated for a Liebster Award! I was nominated for a few of these awards last year and I want to thank Maurissa @maurissaseesbeauty for nominating me! Check out her blog! The Liebster Award is an award for blogs to connect with other bloggers and provide more information about yourself and your blog!

Here is How it Works: 

1.) Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.) Post 11 fun facts about yourself.
3.) Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4.) Create 11 questions for your chosen bloggers to answer.
5.) Nominate fellow bloggers and let them know that they've been tagged.

11 Facts About Me

1. I love to Crochet and make DIY products.

2. I'm really considering going to graduate school. We'll see!

3. I can't wait for Fall, I'm ready to wear boots again!

4. One of favorite salad dressings is Ranch, but I won't eat it on salad lol

5. When I cook/bake, most of my dishes are homemade.

6. I like to write.

7. One of my favorite fashion decades was the 1950's. I love the glamour.

8. I love photography, pictures can capture life's most memorable and significant moments.

9. I'm a neat freak! Organization is very important to me.

10. I think I'm one of the few people I know who hates anything Pumpkin lol. I just hate the taste and smell.

11. My favorite season is spring, even though spring doesnt agree with my allergies too well lol.

Maurissa's Questions:

1. What was your last dream about?
I was lost outside the Mall in the parking lot lol

2. How many hats do you own?
The only hats I own are my crochet hats and I own about 7 of them.

3. What animal would you like to have as a pet?
I would like to have another dog someday.

4. Who was the last person to send you a text message?
My bestfriend last night.

5. What was the last thing you took a picture of?
Some products for upcoming posts.

6. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Half full

7. Do you prefer tea, coffee or cocoa?
Tea and Cocoa. I like both

8. If you had to throw out one beauty product right now, what would you sacrifice?
Concealer because I can always use my foundation stick

9. What historical period would you visit if you could go back in time?
Hmm..I'll have to get back to this one. I can't think of one specifically right now.

10. What's the worst show on television right now?
I really don't like that show Wipeout. I happened to catch an episode while I was channel surfing one day, and I thought it was completely pointless.

11. Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
I've never been on an airplane before.

Here are my 11 Questions

1. What is your favorite color?

2. What is one essential bath/beauty product you must have?

3. What is your favorite hobby?

4. Who inspires you the most in your life?

5. Where is your favorite place to visit?

6. What is your best memory of 2014 so far?

7. What is your favorite season?

8. Do you have a secret talent?

9. Why did you start a blog?

10. What is your favorite store?

11. What is your favorite makeup brand?


I tag anyone who wants to participate in this tag!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summer Brightness FOTD

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

All Summer you've probably noticed when I post a FOTD or a makeup tutorial I've been reaching for my BH Cosmetics palettes lol. I love my other palettes, but I'm having too much fun with color palettes rather than my neutral palettes. However, I'm going to bring back my other palettes very soon!


In speaking of color,  I was unsure of what I was going for, so I came up with this colorful combination.

FOTD

Products Used

 

Eyes
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk I used this as a base on my lower lid
Side Note: you only have to use a little of this product for your eyeshadow to pop.

BH Cosmetics Eye's On The 70's Palette

 

- Yellow in tear duct and on half of lid and crease
- Blue in the middle of lid and crease
- Pink on other half of lid and crease near the outer V.
(Blend the colors)
- Black (slightly) on outer V.
(Eye's on the 70's Palette)

Benefit They're Real Mascara

Face
Fashion Fair Concealer Stick
Victoria's Secret Bronzer

Lips
NYX Butter Lipstick Pops



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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cetaphil Products First Impressions Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Cetaphil.  All opinions are my own.

So for those of you follow my blog know that skin care is very important to me. You probably have noticed that I've mentioned and reviewed products from one of my favorite brands, Cetaphil numerous times. When Cetaphil sent me some of their items for review, I was stoked! I want to thank Cetaphil for sending me these items for review!

Here is a brief overview about Cetaphil products:

For over 60 years Cetaphil has committed to its dermatology heritage by providing products that help restore, protect, and maintain your skin's natural balance. To provide this care for your skin, Cetaphil offers products such as cleansers and moisturizers for various skin types. For example, some of the items Cetaphil sent me are for acne-prone and eczema skin types there are gentle power formulas available in a restoring body wash, and restoring moisturizer.

First Impressions


 

- Nice packaging and display inside the box

-New products such as these Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths.

- Full Size Products, better for testing out the  products

- Dermatologist recommended and approved by the National Eczema Association (NEA)

- Sample size products

- Coupons


 

- I look foward to trying all the products,  especially the RestoraDerm since I have slight eczema on my elbows

- I thought it was so kind of Cetaphil to send a card :)


 

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on these products!

Check out www.cetaphil.com,  Cetaphil on Facebook, your local drugstores, Walmart, etc for more information and Cetaphil products

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