Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Made-Up: #FOTD Sept. 28 2016

Omg this lipstick! I need shades! It's Ruby Kisses Pool Party with a little Bellegant Cosmetics Oasis on the edges (trying to get warm summer vibes). I switched to ColourPop Mess Around after taking this pic for work but couldn't snap a pic because I was rushing. 
Hair in twists for a twist-out



Eyes: Melt Radioactive Stack, Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette. Liners- Urban Decay Woodstock liquid (wing), Thrive Causemetics black (lower), Wet n Wild You're Always White (waterline). 
Highlighters: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Peach Goddess with a little Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit Pink Heart on top. 
Blush: Urban Decay Bittersweet.

Wearing Kylie Cosmetics Exposed lipstick and gloss

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Style: Atlantic Antic

I love going to this festival every year. Mainly for the food (because I'm greedy) but equally for the unique booths with accessories and clothing. The kids and I went alone this year while hubby did his own thing. I quickly realized what a mistake I made when I found myself paying for my stuff with my own money. And juggling my corn on the cob while trying to handle my daughter's and hers? Totally frustrating. Next year hubby will be there.

Here are my purchases though!


Clockwise:
-Some cute pants, $20
-A New York City tank, $5
-African print earrings, $15
-Earphone Taco, $10. Genius idea!! The designer makes leather bags and she came up with the idea to make earphone tacos with the scraps of leather!
-Earrings, $5

Made-Up: #FOTD Sept 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th

Friday

Eyes: Makeup Geek Cosmetics x Manny MUA Palette FrappĂ© on lids to matte them out and look natural, Sora for brow bone. Liners- Avon Chrome Metallic Glimmerstick (top), Eyeko Eye Do from my Ipsy Glambag (baby wing), MAC Take The Plunge (lower), Younique Polished (waterline). 
Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit, Blue Moon. 
Blush: Becca Cosmetics Afterglow Palette, Flowerchild. 
Lips: ColourPop Cosmetics Fluffy Ultra Glossy Lips.

Sunday
Eyes: Kylie Cosmetics Copper shadow and Juvia's Place Nubian 1 Palette. Liners- ColourPop Call Me (lower), Kat von D Trooper Tattoo Liner, Urban Decay Legend Waterline.
Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Bronzed.
Blush: Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Face Palette, Pamplemousse and Rosé Spritz.
Lips: ColourPop KaePop Kae.

Monday
Eyes: ColourPop LaLa, then Weenie (Kathleenlights) on top (lids), Juvia's Place The Masquerade Palette (Dalia, Chi, Burkina). Liners- Kat von D Trooper Ink (top), Urban Decay Accuse (lower), ColourPop Get Paid (inner lower corners and waterline). 
Highlighter: ColourPop Churro. 
Blush: NYX Crimson. 
Lips: ColourPop x It's My Raye Raye Stingraye. 

Tuesday
Eyes: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette, Blackout (lids), Zone (transition), Stark (brow bone), ColourPop x Jaime King Alchemy (center lid), Paradox (inner corners). Liners- Thrive Causemetics black (lower), Urban Decay Legend Waterline. 
Highlighter: Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette, Prosecco Pop, Champagne Pop. 
Blush: MAC A Little Lusty. 
Lips: Kylie Cosmetics Kristen.

Best,
Kifana
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Made-Up: #FOTD Sept 22 2016- Trying Some New Products

I'm trying out the bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation that I got as their free gift at Generation Beauty. I got the color Clove (#28) which seems to be a perfect match. I didn't do a proper match at GenBeauty because I already had makeup on and didn't want to take it off but she matched it on my chin. I used my Sephora #90 Airbrush face brush to apply it. Coverage is nice. I forgot to use my face primer today, oops.

I'm also trying out itCosmetics' SuperHero mascara from my September Ipsy Glam Bag. I'm a Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint gal so anything else just isn't giving me the effect I want. This one claims to volumize and lengthen your lashes but I didn't get much of that today. I'll keep trying. I think the issue is no other mascara seems to be as black as the Tarte one and that's what I need to make my eyes pop because of my lash color and skin tone.





Eyes: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette, Blackout (lids), Makeup Geek Cosmetics x Manny Palette, Insomnia (inner), Aphrodite (crease), Sora (transition), Beaches & Cream (brow bone). Liners- Avon's NEW Glimmerstick in Chrome Metallic (top, waterline), Thrive Causemetics black (lower)
Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit, Star
Blush: MAC Spring Flock 
Lips: RK by Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick, Navy Fleet

Made-Up: My Nails- Gel Polish

I got my nails done last week Friday for Generation Beauty because they looked super jacked up and I needed a refill like 2 weeks before that (they were a month old). They use Le Chat Perfect Match gel polishes at the salon and this time I chose Plumeria as the primary color, then Crystal Ball (gold glitter) and Top The Box Office (golden olive) as accent nails. I've been choosing 3 colors lately to spice it up. Before that I just had one accent nail on each hand (ring finger). The gold colors looked better together on the nail demos than they do on my actual nails but I couldn't be bothered to have her change it. A different tone of the glitter would have went better, more yellow-based and less rose gold. Oh well. 

Le Chat Perfect Match


Just in case my nail lady wasn't available I had started looking into those at-home gel kits because I planned to soak off my acrylics and try the gel polish application myself that night on my own nails. Thank goodness she had an opening so I didn't have to rush it! I still bought a kit after the fact since the SensatioNail Gel Polish Starter Kit was on sale online at Target and they had a beauty promo going on ($5 gift card with $20 beauty purchase). So I paid $18.27 since I already had a $5 gift card (from another beauty purchase that week, shhh). It still retails for $59.99 on the SensatioNail website! That was my main deciding factor among the kits I researched (Red Carpet and Sally Hansen being the others)--> I didn't want to invest too much. Plus this kit had good reviews anyway. I prefer the polish color selection from Red Carpet so maybe I can buy some polishes from them and use it with the system I bought (not sure how that works, I'll research). I bought the color Raspberry Wine because it was cheaper than the other colors offered. I can use the $ I saved towards a color I really want. The kit comes with enough for 10 full applications which is a bargain since it costs me $38 each time I do my nails at the salon, plus tip. Another reason why I stretch it to once a month! LOL!
 
The kit I bought

I'll do a post when I try it. Has anyone ever tried any of these kits?

Best,
Kifana

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Made-Up: Some ColourPop Fall Swatches and #FOTD Sept 21 2016

ColourPop's Fall collection colors are BANGIN'! I seriously can't keep up with their launches though and have literally been flying by the seat of my pants buying whatever catches my eye. I purchased from their Fall Edit 2 Collection: TERRACOTTA, last week. Here are some swatches.

Hutch (Satin Lips), Mama (Matte Lips), Paradox (Eyes), Bardot (Cheeks)
Comparison of Love Bug and Mama




Their Fall Edit 3 Collection, DUSTY ROSE, launches tomorrow at 1 pm ET, here are some swatches from IG: ColourPopCult

#FOTD ft/Mama on the pout:

Eyes: Juvia's Place Nubian 2 Palette (Yaa, Kenya, Madagascar, Zuri). 

Liners- Kat Von D Beauty Trooper Ink (top), ColourPop Call Me (lower), Urban Decay Legend Waterline. I'm trying Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash mascara. It's not intense like my regular Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint.

Highlighter: Looxi Beauty Valley Girl. 

Blush: Becca Cosmetics Blushed Copper highlighter. 


Best,

Made-Up: Ipsy Generation Beauty NYC Goodies!!

As promised in my main GenBeauty post, here are all the goodies I scored throughout the weekend. Those who purchased a regular ticket like myself received a goodie bag on Saturday and one on Sunday. Ipsy OS Creators got more. The goodie bag lines were fluid on both days, grab and go. Based on this list of vendors, the only brands that weren't in my bags are Rock Your Hair, OGX, Say Hello to Good Legs and Nudestix. Not pictured is the nice vegan leather Make Up Forever tote they gave out and shopping bags from Eva NYC, Derma-E, Pur-Lisse, and Jouer (paper).

I have pics as well as videos from my YouTube channel below.


Saturday goodie bag on the left, Sunday on the right on top of the Jouer shopping bag
Goodie Bag #1- Saturday



Goodie Bag #2- Sunday



Unboxing Video of both bags

Brand Freebies
The majority of the brands handed out freebies in addition to what they provided in the goodie bags. I personally didn't get any dupes between the two which is great. When you visited their booth you had to give them the ticket from your Passport (received at registration with your lanyard and name tag) in exchange for your gift. The only one that I can think of that didn't give out a freebie was Quay Sunglasses because, well, they're sunglasses ;) I didn't get a chance to check out the following (some I didn't care to, like the hair ones, others, the line was too long): H2O+, itCosmetics, NYX, Essence, Absolute, StyleCode (not really a booth, but a stage area), The Estee Edit, Leaders Cosmetics, Marc Anthony, OGX, Josie Maran, Peach & Lily, Peek, Pixi, Say Hello to Sexy Legs and Vital Proteins. The lines were a pain, but part of the process. Friends were dividing and conquering where each would be in a different line with the others' ticket to claim both gifts. The worst lines for the weekend from my observation were Make Up Forever and NYX. Any line that involved makeup application, color-matching, brow grooming, facials, etc, took the longest. Some also had photo booths and little tasks/games you had to do to get your gift.


Oops, the Milani lippie is missing from this photo but it's in the video. I had already thrown everything back in the bag when I realized I didn't take a still pic, so had to take them back out :'(

    Unboxing video

Purchases
I only bought 3 items, so proud of myself. Most brands were offering a show discount with no taxes. I bought a pair of Tarte's Cruelty Free Pro lashes in Flirt ($9.99, $12 retail), Jouer's latest Lip Topper, Tan Lines ($13, $16 retail, sold out online at the moment) and Royal & Langnickel's MODA EZ Glam Duo- Flawless Face set ($8, $9.99 retail).


As you can see, I got some good stuff so I highly recommend attending! Have you ever been to this or any other beauty convention?

Best,
Kifana