Essie Turquoise & Caicos Review/Swatch

This color from the brand Essie is probably one of their most popular because it's pretty close to the iconic color of the blue robin egg boxes of Tiffany. It's not exact since Tiffany Blue is trademarked but for it's quality, packaging, and color payout it's worth $7.79. I've been avoiding wearing this color for a month since it's not really a fall color... but I just had to wear it once this year. This color is a permanent color.

Sorry for how rough my nails look, one of my nails broke so I had to trim the rest.

Update With My Life: Hit Record Show with Joseph Gordon-Levitt 11/13/12

Sorry for not posting in a couple of weeks! A lot has happened in the past couple of days but I'm so behind on beauty related posts since I do not have anything new that I have purchased. I think I will show certain favorite products and such so expect that in the next couple of days. A couple of hours ago I was in Washington DC watching Joseph on the stage. It was mind blowing amazing. It was a lot of fun with all the collabs he does with his company

He's probably one of my favorite actors and I have a lot more respect for what he does on the side.

Essie Bahama Mama Review/Swatch

Bahama Mama is the perfect color for fall since it's a nice creamy burgundy that pushes towards purple. It's super opaque at 2 coats. Don't mind the glitter I was testing it out but so far it's been 10 days and nothing has chipped. I really like Essie because of the formulation and the packaging. The colors that come out are always very tempting to buy them all. Bahama Mama is part of their permanent collection so you should be able to find it wherever they sell Essie. It is priced around $8.

MAC Moleskin Eye Shadow Swatch/Review

Right to Left: MAC Soft Brown, UD Naked, MAC Moleskin, UD Buck

My friend recently got me a MAC Pro Palette for my birthday which I love so much. I bought a lot of MAC eye shadows in their pans but I depotted three so far. I bought Moleskin at the Cosmetic Company Store which is pretty much a discounted makeup retailer that sells discontinued makeup products. Moleskin cost $10.50 rather than it's usual $15 price. The texture is very blend able and it's very pigmented. I think it's amazing and I love matte eye shadows. It's a good color to blend with or put in the crease. I have good luck with MAC eye shadows and usually they're all good. 

My Weekend on Instagram 10/12 -10/14

My last homecoming in high school was last weekend. It was bittersweet. On the good note my car smells like cinnamon and pumpkins. I will be posting more soon!

Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Mer-Maid For Each Other Review/Swatch

I've always had a nail polish obsession. Anything duo chrome is a must have for me. OPI is one of those classic brands that you cannot go wrong with and this polish also applies. This is easily found in drugstores and Target and Walmart. This is a nice pigmented consistency with the colors green, yellow, and blue. If you love duo chromes I recommend buying this

Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells Review/Swatch

Ever since I have been having my own car, I've been venturing out to Rite Aid. Wet N Wild is probably one of my favorite brands to buy at an actual drugstore. The eye shadows are very pigmented and buttery but it's different compared to UD of course but for $3 this is worth it. The only thing bad I would say about it is the fall out and the packaging. If you're looking for something that is good quality eye shadow for the price you should check these out :)

Essie Penny Talk Nail Polish Review/Swatch

Penny Talk is a metallic finish that is bronze like a penny but does push towards rose gold. Essie polishes are completely opaque and creamy texture. If you're looking for a rose gold polish I recommend this since I love rose gold and essie. I don't know what else I can say about how great this is except the price. I really dislike "high end" polish prices but for the quality it's worth it sometimes.

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy Nail Enamel in Milky Way

Revlon came out with a cool concept of two step polishes in one. I really love the sparkle parts because I have nothing like them in my collection. There is a huge range of colors but this one is silver flex and dark gray polish. It went perfectly opaque in one coat and comes off easily with acetone nail polish remover. I think the concept is cool but it felt weird painting my nails with the packaging. I would buy more of these for the glitter flex but other than that it's nothing special.

Revlon Lipstick in Wine Not Review/Swatch

Okay, I'm going to admit that Revlon Matte Lipsticks are a Holy Grail for me. I've been venturing into buying darker shades like wines and plums and Wine Not does not disappoint. It gives a matte finish while because smooth and creamy to glide across your lips. If you haven't tried out the Matte lipsticks, which can be found with the Super Lustrous Lipsticks but with silver packaging, I recommend it if you love matte finishes. Wine Not is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I compared it to Really Red to see the difference but there is a red tone in it so it is not a plum. I'm still not brave enough to wear it out in the public often but I will as the days are getting colder.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum Review/Swatch

I've always been attracted to Burt's Bees but I have never purchased anything besides the lip balms which are amazing for moisturizing your lips! I decided to get the Plum shade because there were no other shades and always I've been splurging on dark colors like plums and burgundies. I was skeptical because I thought it would just be a glittery mess but it turns out it is just a subtle shimmer that you don't really notice. It's on the reddish plum side rather than leaning towards purple. I really like how the stick is slim because it makes applying a lot easier. Once applied, there is a really strong mint sensation and if you're into that you're going to like this but it surprised me at first since I didn't expect it. There are a lot of colors in the lip shimmers and I recommend them if you're kind of scared of dark lipsticks but want something more sheer. Also a big thing with this company is all the ingredients are natural and it's not animal tested which is a big big difference between all their competitors.

Maybelline Eyestudio Eye Shadow in Cozy Cashmere Limited Edition Swatch/Review

Maybelline has been doing a good job with their new fall releases. If only they were permanent than I would be 100% happy. The eyestudio eye shadows are supposed to be silky pigmented eye shadows and more of them are but with that comes glitter and frost. I was not expected TWO matte velvety shades. I am so happy they are pigmented too. This quad reminds of a red velvet cupcake with the rust and burgundy shades. I am raving about most of Maybelline's new fall eye shadows because they do not disappoint. Priced around $7 - $8, it comes with 4 colors, the base color being the perfect highlight shade. The second color looks so different compared to what it looks like in pan but I don't really mind. The texture of all of them are nice and silky and they are easily blendable. I can't wait to whip this out when it's more acceptable to wear more sultry colors. You can find the new releases at drugstores like CVS and Riteaid. I am currently on the lookout for the new Color Tattoos because I cannot find them anywhere. The fall selection should be out for at least 2 more months so don't fret but also don't take your time on these because they are limited edition.

Wet N Wild Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy Review/Swatch

Wet N Wild is well known for their lower priced cosmetics and I would say quality does suffer from it but I still think it's a good brand. The lipstick is kind of smudged because I put it upside down in the car and the inside packaging part fell out in the tube. You can put it back and make it stay put but it was too late and the damage to the lipstick was done. That explains the second picture where one side is darker because that was where the smudged part was. As the name said it is a plum color. It's kind of a fushia plum, leaning towards the red purple. I think this could be comparable to the new fashion night out lipstick MAC release. The formulation is okay. For $1.99 it's pretty great but to regular lipstick standards it does drag so it's hard to apply and it's a darker color. I hate the packaging. I feel like these lipsticks are a great way to test out bold colors and that's what I did. I would feel nervous with putting this out in public but it is Fall so that means we're in the right color range. 

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Tenacious Teal Swatch

Here's another swatch of another polish from the color show line. For the price, I think they quality is amazing. You can get these for $3. If you change your nail polish often or if your top coat is amazing, you won't have a problem with chipping. I warn those who don't use a top coat. Also, you pay for what you get so the amount is smaller and the quality isn't like Essie polishes. I like the Revlon Colorstay formulation a lot better but the Color Show colors are different. I really like this color for fall and I don't have a color like this. It lasted for 1 week without chipping.