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5 Bad Beauty Purchases

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Bad Beauty Purchases
I’m bored and I just cleaned out my makeup stash a bit of bad products. I do realize that I could have returned some of these and get a replacement, but I was too lazy at the time. A few of them I couldn’t return since I bought them in a store and they don’t accept refunds or replacements once they have been opened.

  • Depend Eyebrow Pen – Not sure if I got a “Friday car” but this was a disaster. It was dry and even though I followed the instructions, I didn’t get it to work.
  • E.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen – Dry as the desert!
  • Isadora Flashy Curl Mascara – Took a few uses, then it became like a gum, then it became dry.
  • Max Factor Masterpiece Glide and Define – First of all, the product I got was grey, the marking for black was very similar. The consistency was watery. Glide – yes, define – no.
  • E.l.f.  Blushing Bronzing and Blending BrushDo not buy this one! A total disappointment! It’s not as nice and smooth as it looks on the product image! The bristles are stiff and scratchy. I have however found another use for it – I clean my keyboard with it! It’s excellent for that purpose!

Some of these probably worked wonders on others, but I would absolutely advise that you don’t buy the E.l.f.  Blushing Bronzing and Blending Brush, it totally sucked. Only buy it if you want to clean your keyboard with it! :P

Anyone else that have experienced/discovered bad/disappointing beauty products lately?

Tips for makeup brushes!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A while ago I saw that MichellePhan recommended The Brush Guard for keeping your makeup brushes like new, especially for keeping them in shape after you’ve washed them. They seemed really great since you can turn the brushes upside down while they are getting dry so you don’t damage the glue keeping it together.
So I created something on my own instead. I love my makeup brushes from e.l.f.’s studio line, so every time I’ve ordered new ones I kept the plastic covers!

Elf Makeup Brushes
I used a hole puncher to create many tiny holes in the plastic.

Makeup brushes tips for keeping them as new

Cleaning makeup brushes tips Elf
So after I’ve washed the brushes, I put on the cover and put them in a vase or a glass and let them dry! Even though I made many holes (I think I’m going to make more holes though), the air can’t circulate enough, so I only use these to get the excess water off and then let them dry without the plastic.

I realize that they are not as good as the Brush Guards, but I thought I could save the world from a little plastic and reuse them instead of throwing them away!


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Everyday Minerals – again

Everyday Minerals Brushes EyeshadowsI know I’ve talked about makeup a bit too much lately, I’m not going to turn this in to a beauty blog. But these are all the news I have to tell! I’m working and working so I don’t really have much time for anything else.

Last week I received two brushes and two eye shadows from EverydayMinerals. One foundation brush and one eye shadow brush. The eye shadows are Floating Feathers and Pressed Olive.

Once again I have to give EM the highest score. I’ve never experienced so soft brushes! I’ve already tossed away my cheap H&M brushes! It’s a huge difference!

And, Floating Feathers is my newest favorite among my eye shadows! Not that I have many. I’ve got these two, a two colored one from Isadora, a couple from H&M and a small palette from Viva La Diva. And I also only buy samples when it comes to mineral products since they last very long for me (it’s cheaper too!).

Gucci RTW Fall 2009

I just saw the images from Gucci’s latest collection on a fashion blog and went “wow!”. I just love the style! It’s black and rock! Check out the images from Gucci RTW Fall 2009 at and tell me what you think!

Enough about that. I should get down to the basement to see if there’s anyone in the wash house, if there’s not I might just slip in and wash some clothes. I don’t think you are allowed to wash after 8 in the evening but I really have to!

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