Thursday, October 20, 2011

L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes Mascara

Hi, my name is Ashley and I'm a serious mascara really....I have a problem! I am constantly on the serch for "the best" mascara!

I heard about this new one from L'Oreal (aka drugstore mascara gods) and snatched it up faster than Whitney Houston picks up her crack pipe.

It cost me $10 at Walgreens
I seriously think this is the best drugstore mascara EVER! With only one coat it makes my lashes look long and full and will the 3 coats I wear they look AMAZING!

The brush is almost triangle shaped with thick brushes at the base and thinner tapered bristles at the end. The thin bristles make it a lot easier to get into the corners of your eyes and your tiny lower lashes!

I love, love, love this stuff! And for only $10 you can't beat it!

Love, Lipstick, and Long Lashes!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Nails!

This October I've decided to paint my nails a different Halloween theme every week!
I saw a tutorial on YouTube on a cute monster nail art tutorial! I painted them on my nails and here is how they look...I did a "pumpkin" (which looks more like an orange) because I didn't like the witch in the video....

If you want to watch the tutorial and get these cute nails for Halloween watch below :)

Enjoy and happy polishing!

Love, Lipstick, and Monster Nails

Monday, October 17, 2011

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Hey guys! Today I'm going to do a review on Makeup Forever's HD foundation!
I LOVE Makeup Forever! I have talked about their products before and I even posted a review on their HD Foundation Primer. So when we went to Houston I was in the market for a new foundation, I know I just got my Laura Mercier foundation but yeah....anyway....

I went to the Sephora store in Houston which is 20 times better than the one we have here and I talked to a makeup artist there and she was THE NICEST lady!! The girls here are bitches (excuse my language) so it was great to finally have someone that was helpful! She pointed me in the direction of the Makeup Forever line and I was thrilled! She tried the shade 115 on my skin and it was a perfect match which is rare for my skin!

I know you are wondering "what the french toast is HD" well bascially this foundation has extremley fine "glitter" particles in it that help smooth over fine lines, minimize pores, cover imperfections and make it look GREAT in photos and video. I also know you are thinking "what the french bulldog? Glitter!?!!" and no it doesn't make you look like a pixie slapped you across the face. I can't even see the particles unless I am in direct sunlight and even then I just notice a "glow" more than glitter.

This foundation is awesome! It has a velvety texture that glides smoothly over your skin, it hides imperfections perfectly, it isn't cakey or heavy and it lasts all day! I apply it in the morning before school (which is 6:30) and it stays on for 12 joke!
The only fly in the (for some people) is that it is "high end" which also means "high price" this foundation will set you back $42. This isn't a big deal for me because my skin can't handle drug store foundations but I know some of my readers can't afford it (sorry ladies).

Here is a swatch of this foundation on my hand

Barely visible right?! That means it's a perefect match for my skin tone!
If you wanna try out anything else from Makeup Forever check out their website

check this out and let me know what you think!

Love, Lipstick, and Pixie Slaps!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Concerts and Doctor's Appointments

I realize I sound like a broken record but sorry once again for being gone!

I went out of town Sunday-Wednesday because I had some doctors appointments in Houston!
Everything went great :)
But one of the plus sides to going out of town when we did was that Lindsey Buckingham was in Houston October 9th for a concert. If you don't know who he is click here for something that might jog your memory >

Ok and if you still don't know he is the singer/song writer/lead guitarist for the band Fleetwood Mac!
and yes we saw him in concert!!! It was AMAZING and our seats were soooo close it was crazy! Here are some pictures I took at the show...I will let them speak for themselves!

Here is a picture of dad and I at the show :)

Love, Lipstick, and AMAZING Concerts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Who Says Your Not Beautiful?

I just want to let all you girls out there matter what anyone tells you, you ARE BEAUTIFUL!!
I know there is a lot of pressure out there to be "perfect" but you are perfect just the way you are!
Don't ever let anyone ever tell you that you aren't worth anything or aren't smart, or pretty because you are as pretty as you believe you are.

Every day we get all kinds of negative comments telling us that we aren't thin enough, or tall enough, or small enough, or pretty enough, or smart enought, or funny enough, or creative enought....but at the end of the day the only person at that has to be happy with themselves is you! Other people's opinions don't really matter! If you try to change and become something your not I can gurantee that you are not going to be happy. As long as you look in the mirror every day and smile and are happy with what you see...then that is all that matters!

 God made you the way you are and he wants to look down on you and see you exactly how he created you and not any other way! He made you beautiful just the way you are!

Here is a song that I think really speaks to young women and girls about being yourself!

Just have faith in yourself and you can do anything you set your mind too! Don't let other people tell you that you can't! Follow your heart and follow your dreams and anything is possible.
Don't ever let anyone bring you down!
Just remember you ARE BEAUTIFUL!!

Love and Lipstick

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Love You Like A Love Song Baby....

I will a semi-ashamed tone....that I LOVE Selena Gomez!
Her new song "Love You Like A Love Song" is finally available on Amazon and the video has been out a while! For some reason I just really like the video and song! If you haven't seen it it...

I especially love the tutu dress she is wearing in the pinata scene

I don't know who made the dress GORGEOUS!! I did find a plain black corset dress online that you could glue rinestones is the link if you are interested!

Anyway I thought I would share that will you guys! Enjoy..have a awesome, sparkly, Wednesday!

Love, Lipstick and Sparkley Corsets!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Best Lip Products I've EVER Bought!

My friend Felicia was in town a few weeks ago and of coarse we did what girls do best...we went shopping! We were at CVS and looking at the N.Y.C. brand of cosmetics and I noticed they had their lipstains and glosses on sale (score!) As you know I was not a fan of the Maybellien lipstains but for $2 I was willing to give this brand a go.
 So instead of buying my usual pinks and reds I decided to go out on a limb and buy 2 maroon colors.

I wear the gloss over the stain, if I wear the stain alone it looks kind of flat. Together these 2 products literally last ALL DAY.
I like the stain because unlike the Maybelliene brand this doesn't dry weird on your lips or hav a funny smell. I also think it last a lot longer!

This lipgloss is the best I've used in a long time! I usually don't wear lipgloss because I hate the way it makes my lips feel and I hate when it is really sticky and my hair gets stuck in it (yuck), but this lipgloss....oh's not sticky, or greasy or anything and it LASTS (which is unusual for a lipgloss). The only weird thing about it is that the applicator is completley straight! I thought that was weird but..whatever hahaha

Here is what just the stain looks like on my lips...

See it's just kind of flat with no real demension to it at all but....when I put the gloss over it....

It looks AMAZING!!
I also think the gloss helps to smooth out the stain a little and make it look more even.

Like I said I bought these on sale but regularly they aren't that expensive, at around $3-$4 a peice! These are litterally the best lip products out there in my opinion (besides the NYX Matte lipcreme) and now I want every color! haha
I hope you try these and like them as much as I do!

Also check out my video review and demo on my channel:

Love, Lipstick, and Lipstains

Monday, October 3, 2011

Burt's Bees and My Facial Tool

First off let me say I love Burt's Bee's products! I love their citrus facial scrub (which I did a review on, you can go read that) and their lip stuff is AMAZING!

I have really sensitive skin...which I'm sure your tired of hearing about, (your probably saying "shut up already) but Burt's Bees recently came out with a skin care line especially for sensitive skin! When I saw this line at Walgreens I did a little happy dance in the aisle and people stared haha but I quickly snatched up the creme cleanser!

Side Note: Burt's Bees products are EXPENSIVE but they are worth it because they are all natural!

I got this cleanser for I think around $12! And I love it!
It is just a white cleanser that is great for dry and sensitive skin (duh)
The reason it is so different from other cleansers is it is a cream cleanser which means it DOES NOT foam up when you use it, this helps your skin not get as dry or red and irritated (gotta love learning stuff in cosmo school) Here is what it looks like...

                                 Now you may ask yourself how I use this...or not...whatever haha
But now on to my favorite toy for cleaning my's the Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing Brush!

I got this for my birthday but I know you can get it at any drugstore or store that sells makeup and face products and it will cost you only $30 (compaired to the Clairisonic which will cost anywhere from $150-$200)

I love this thing! I've had it for a few months now and I've noticed my pores are smaller and I don't have quite at many blackheads (which is a miracle). I use this at night when I take my makeup off and along with the cleanser I feel like all my makeup and any dirty is quickly washed away!
Your really have to try this for yourself so see how amazing it is!

Defenitly go buy these 2 products if you want clear skin haha!
Have a good Monday guys!

Love, Lipstick, and Cleaner Faces