Friday, April 29, 2011

Everyday Work Makeup With a Pop

Finally a FOTD!!!! Woo!

I've had no time for my FOTD or they have not been to my liking. Now for work I take like 5 minutes to do my makeup. I'm just so biz-zay!

I took my standard makeup for work and added a little blue pop on my lower lid. Since I was wearing a floral top with blue, red and pink, I thought a little blue pop would go perfect.

How do you wear your makeup for work?

NYX Glitter!!!!

I was checking out some wig shops on the north side the other day, and found this hidden shop. Huge selection of normal wigs, not what I was looking for...But on the up side I did find a huge selection of NYX. I can never find them anywhere in Chicago! I was ecstatic as you can imagine. Each of these glitters sold for $1.50 but normally they sell for $3 each.

Gold - this is everything you should expect from a gold glitter. intense!
Hot Pink - pretty subtle, but a pretty pink
Purple - a lovely lavender color with pink specks in it.
Silver - BAM! Everything a glitter should be and more.

My top pick is Gold and Silver. Simple and beautiful.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Epic Fail: Nikki Minaj

I haven't done a fail in awhile now have I?

I have tried, but I just cant get into nicki minaj. What is her deal, really? I have never seen her wear a outfit that wasn't as crazy as Gaga gets. Look below. What was SHE thinking? Some people do like her and her music. But I'm not one of them. Sorry!

The Cruella hair, the leopard leggings and dress. I'm blind!!!!!

Do you like it?


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wet 'n Wild - Lip Liners

More Wet 'n Wild! Yes, that is because of the Walgreens sale. I'm just feeling 'meh' about these. They pull a little when applying to lower lid and as for upper it was a waste. No great loss since it was a steal...but no one likes to waste money.

From left to right:

Turquoise(more of a deep green), Sky Blue, Deep Blue and Purple

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wet 'n Wild - Pink Lipsticks

I took advantage of Wet 'n WIld's $0.69 sale at Walgreens the other week. I used to use Wet 'n WIld when I was in junior high. Such a long time ago! I quickly grew out of their products, but I'm slowing beginning to appreciate them yet again.

How do you feel about them?

Overall they have great coloring and I'm impressed they aren't sheer. I would recommend using a lip liner with these so they last a good portion of the day. It irks me that they don't have names, that is one of my favorite things to discover is the individual name of a product. Sad.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April’s Beauty Blogs Backstage with Phyrra

For the month of April I got paired with the gorgeous Phyrra. Her blog is definitely something to check out regularly. She has one great post after another including reviews and FOTD's.

Click HERE to check out Phyrra's interview of me

1. What made you start you blog?
 I started my blog originally because I couldn't find many reviews about mineral makeup, so I wanted to share my experiences with it. I then evolved into doing reviews of other products, diy hair, and fotds.

 2. What is your favorite spring beauty trend?
 My favorite spring beauty trend is orange lips. I know that not a lot of people can pull them off, but I think they're a ton of fun.

 3. What is your fashion style?
 I'm not sure what you'd consider my fashion style. I have a lot of classic black pieces for every day, but I have some edgy stuff, too. Most of my clubbing stuff tends to be gothic.

4. What is your favorite prestige product and drug store product?
 I suppose my favorite prestige product is Too Faced Amazing Face Liquid foundation in Vanilla Creme. I feel like it gives me an airbrushed appearance. I love it. My favorite drugstore product is Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume mascara.

 5. What do you do in your spare time?
 In my spare time I spend a lot of time reading, playing video games, playing with my standard poodle Phaedra, and hanging out with my friends.

 6. What's your #1 makeup don't?
 My number one makeup don't... well for me personally, I don't wear a lot of brown, so wearing a bunch of brown is my makeup don't.

7. If you could only use 3 colors of eye shadow, what would they be?
 If I could only use 3 colors of eye shadow, I'd have to use a vivid fuchsia like Morgana Cryptoria's Druscilla's Sister, a bright turquoise like Sugarpill Afterparty and a shimmery metallic black like Fyrinnae's Kuroneko.

Hard Candy - Glossaholic

Since Hard Candy went drug store I have not been happy with theier products. I actually haven't found one thing from them I can rave about. But walking down the aisle in Walmart these just caught my eye. I knew this would probably be a waste of $15 but I'm a true sucker for glitters.

Stop the presses.

I'm not angry at these glosses. They are super glittery and not chunky either. My favorite is definitely. They really pretty alone and kick ass on top of a vibrant lip color. They a little sticky, but overall not too shabby. If you get anything from Hard Candy...give this a try.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kohl's Mini Haul

I haven't been to Kohl's in years, but I was given one of those $10 cash coupons. I picked up a few earrings and a headband. You know my love for headbands. :)

I took the pictures when I was being lazy this weekend, and well...they are terrible quality. But you can see how cute they are.

Earrings: $10 a piece
Headband: $12


danglies...are the best

Candies make headbands...sweet

Saturday, April 16, 2011

OOTD: Cruise Dinner

I haven't done OOTD is soooo long. I was going thru my pictures from my cruise and saw a couple pictures I could use. They are so-so, but I'm trying to push out some posts so here it goes.

Pretty much everything on the cruise was uber casual. I mean it's vacation right? But for the dinners it was a nice change of pace to dress up. And I love dressing up! They had dress code rules, but definitely weren't sticklers for them. For example, a couple at our table would wear sweats and a wife beater. I mean SERIOUSLY? C'mon! 

Dress: Target $30
Shall: Forever 21 $18

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Want. Take. Have.

I know I haven't been posting, but I've been so dead every day lately. Focusing on school and working my new job. Good news is that I have the weekend off so I can work on a bunch of posts, with some FOTD's. YAY! 
Anyways, these shoes are so damn sexy and they floor me. I NEVER wear heels. Mainly cause I'm a klutz and they always kill my feet so I don't wear them.  But if I did these would be my babies. 

Would you wear them?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Update

photo stolen from my friend, but I doubt he reads this anyway lol

I'm back from vacation and back into the real world. The chilly Chicago world. Sad face. I had such a great trip with plenty of interesting people and stories. I will have a post with pictures and all the good stuff later. I have sad news that my blogging frequency will be a lot less. I've been super proud that for 3 whole months I was able to put up a post every single day. GO RACHAEL! But that is about to change.

I recently got this amazing new job downtown that is full time! ( and those are hard to get now a days) But with school and working 40 hours a week plus the commute time...that leaves my blogging time cut down majorly. I will do my best to post, promise. RetroUrbanRainbow is still my baby.