Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beauty Beatdown

This is going to be something new im doing. I will be taking two very similar products and comparing them. Im comparing price point, how well it works, and accessibility. Sort of like two reviews in one. I know more than once i have purchased the same product over and over again trying to find which is better so hopefully this is helpful. Now getting to the products...

Lately ive been super lazy with my makeup and have only been doing the essential (foundation, blush, eyeliner, and mascara).  And to be even lazier ive been usinf felt tip/marker style eyeliners. It last longer than pencil, you make less mistakes than with liquid, and u dont need to find a brush like you for gel. Well thanks to my laziness ive been obsessed with these eyeliners. Ive been using the "Kiss" brand and the "Wet N Wild" brand but decided those weren't precise enough. So yesterday i picked up the "Eyetech Liquid Eyeliner" by Milani and the "Water Proof Eyeliner" by E.L.F.


Size Does Matter
Milani: 0.015oz

ELF: 0.06oz

How Many Rounds Will It Go
Milani: It last a generally long time. Just don't rub your eyes too much. Its also not waterproof.

ELF: It last a generally long time. It is more resistant to rubbing. It claims to be waterproof but its more like water resistant. I definitely wouldn't go swimming with it.

Easy Does It... Application
Milani: Just shake and apply. Smooth and precise application. No tugging.

ELF: Literally like using a marker. Good pigmentation. Just a bit less precise then the Milani eyeliner unless u have a very steady hand.

Breaking The Bank
Milani: $6-$8

ELF: $1

Milani: Most  Drugstores

ELF: Target, Meijer, and www.eyeslipsface.com

The Winner Is...
 E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

Overall its pretty much the exact same product as the Milani eyeliner but you get 4 times the product for a fraction of the price. Plus it comes in several colors. Knock Out lol

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Looks for Less: Kim Kardashian

In the world of celebrities one family is definitely a leader in fashion. They are simply know as the Kardashians. No one is exactly sure how they became famous but they are making the best of it. Today's look for less is concentrating on Kim Kardashian's spring inspired ensemble!

The Look...
Kim Kardashian in a Naven blazer, Kardashian Kollection blouse, Mother jeans, and Cesare Paciotti pumps.
Outfit Cost: over $900

For Less...
 Forever21 Oversized Woven Blazer $24.99

 Charlotte Russe Coral Denim Skinny Jean $29.99

Old Navy Chiffon Tie-Yoke Top $24.94

 Payless Komet Platform Pump $34.99

Now you can recreate Kim's look for a fraction of the price. You can save even more money by using things you already have in your wardrobe!

Is there a look you want recreated for less? 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MAC Collection Release

Tomorrow is the official release date of three MAC collections. "Extra Dimension", "Tres Cheek", and "Reel Sexy". The one im most looking forward to  is of course Reel Sexy collection because it the one with the LIPSTICKS! I will be getting "Heroine" a deep matte purple/violet color, and "Reel Sexy" a coral color. Im not in need for anything so i dont feel obligated to pick anything else up... i think im just gonna save my money for the summer collection. Well ive been so busy lately that i havent had a chance to review the products so im just gonna share a few videos from Temptalia on the collections.