Thursday, October 30, 2008




I know it’s been a few days since I posted, but I was working at the job.  I love my job!  But anyway, today I want to explore my “lash stash” (sorry for jacking that term, Sephora).  

My personal favorite up until recently was Cargo Blu-Ray Mascara.  It’s from their line of HD makeup.  Why do I need HD makeup?  This is life, you never know when your 15 minutes of fame or our cameo will happen!  Here is a shot of my naked eyelashes and my former favorite.  Yes, I know my eyebrows are busted and I look washed out.  But heck, I’m home today, with “Aunt Flo”  and my not-so-favorite cousin “CRAMPS”.  LOL!  So I get a pass!  

Don’t worry, the comb (yes, that’s why I like it) doesn’t apply any clumps. It’s actually a nice, clean defined look. See below.

It’s still in my repertoire, it’s just not number one anymore. It’s more like number two or three. But, then again, I have a flair for the dramatic when it comes to my eyes. Another CARGO favorite was the CARGO Better-than-Waterproof Mascara. It made my eyes look like this:

I like it. But I still was looking for more bang! So I went to Sephora and bought The Lash Stash for $35. You get ten trial-sized mascaras picked from their best-sellers.

I was so pleasantly surprised when I gave in and bought it! One of each of the following is included:

0.12 oz Smashbox Bionic Mascara

0.10 oz Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara

0.11 oz Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara

0.10 Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

0.13 oz Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara

0.10oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara

0.32 oz Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara

0.13 oz DuWop Lash Venom Mascara

0.13 oz Korres Deep Colour Mascara

0.17 oz Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

I have a new favorite as a result of trying all of these. And the winner (for me) for that “pow” I like on my eyes is........(drum roll)....Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash! It made my eye look like this:

Imagine the look with your eyes done up in a smoky blue or black eyeshadow look and then having eyelashes with the “Smoky Lash” mascara! Bring a stick when you leave the house to beat the fellas off with!

I will show the results of the rest close to the order listed above.

Smashbox Bionic Mascara lashes:

I like the dramatic coloring of this one.

Sephora Atomic Volume mascara lashes:

Good volume for any makeup look.

Vincent Longo The Curl mascara lashes:

Not a favorite of mine, but not bad either.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara lashes:

Hey!!!! Who stretched out my eyelashes? Why Tarte did!

Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara lashes:

This one is particularly great for getting those lower lashes, even though I didn’t use it on my lower lashes in the above pic. This Too Faced mascara is definitely a close second in my favorites to the Make Up Forever Smoky Lash.

Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara lashes:

I have the Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara in several colors. I like to switch it up sometimes.

Du Wop Lash Venom mascara lashes:

This one is okay. I’m neutral about it.

Korres Deep Color mascara lashes:

The Korres mascara has Provitamin B5 and Rice Bran in it. Great for you health nuts out there! I was impressed by it actually, as I don’t know much about the brand. Nice bit of drama there.

CARGO Texas Lash mascara lashes:

Mind you, beauties, I did not apply any mascara to my lower lashes on any of these shots.

I love having “The Lash Stash” in my makeup kit. I like change, so there seems to be a mascara for every mood or personality.

So if you’re out there searching for that perfect mascara to fit your personality or needs, might I suggest The Lash Stash from Sephora? Try it, I promise you will find several mascaras that you like.

Mahalos for viewing my beginner blog! Cheek kisses!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Basic Face Staples



I just wanted to share with you some products I used to fight the humidity and stay beautiful in tropical Hawaii. First, to combat the large pores, and keep my makeup from sliding off or fading away, I use Lancome La Base face primer.

Oh what a wonderful product! I have the type of skin that is very oily. I also begin to sweat almost immediately upon application in my T-zone. I usually have to sit in front of a fan or air-conditioner after applying foundation. I still have to do this with this primer. But the primer keeps my face looking air-brushed and naturally vibrant all day.

Before using this product, my face would become shiny within an hour of makeup application. Now, I can go up to 4 hours before needing a touchup.

What I use for touchups are either Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, or Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. Neither irritate my very sensitive skin. However, with both, you must apply lightly to avoid the “washed-out” powdery look. However, if you are heavy handed like myself and have oily skin, within a half hour, even if you put too much touchup powder on, your makeup will be back to normal.

Please let me know your opinions of these products. I absolutely love them!

For now, smooches, beauties!

Introduction/Basic Eye Staples


Aloha from Hawaii!

I am a new blogger whose passions are beauty, beauty, fashion, and oh, did I say beauty? Just kidding! But really, I love shows like America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, etc. I pay attention to the makeup especially. Even when I read magazines for fashion tips, my eyes are always drawn to how the makeup on the models is done.

So on this blog, I want to share all of my beauty favorites with you. As I have only started wearing makeup in June 2008 (yes, that recently) I want to share my journey, and the tips I’ve learned.

But let me make this clear first, I LOVE URBAN DECAY MAKEUP! Oh my goodness! I have a warm tan to deep complexion, and every eye color and blush they make looks great on my skin! And in Hawaii, I’ve learned to keep my makeup going strong despite the humidity. I will share how.

Let’s talk about the first necessary staple--Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Now I wouldn’t dream of putting ANY brand of eyeshadow on without it. If you are all about no creasing, durability, and color payoff--well, you must try Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion! I work 12 hour shifts, and my eye makeup at the end of shift is just as brightly colored, smooth, and crease-free as the moment I first put it on. Talk about a great product

You can find this product many places online. But the only store I buy it from in person is Sephora. I buy it online from Urban Decay.

Now for my second beauty staple--Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion. Let’s say you have a favorite eyeshadow that you adore! Have you ever thought about how to make it an eyeliner or a liquid eyeshadow? No, I’m not pulling your leg. This product can transform your favorite, or any powder eyeshadow into both! Simply amazing.

So if you have ever tried one of these products, let me know what you think! If you haven’t tried these, man, you’re missing out. If you’re worried about how much bang you will get for your buck, go to your local Sephora, Macy’s, or JCPenney store and ask for a sample.