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NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils & Swatches…another Vegas trip!

Sorry for the lack of posts, this was probably the longest I haven’t posted. The BF and I went on an unexpected trip again to Vegas (spur of the moment from the BF!), and there was no internet connection. :(

My current obsessions are the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils (think lipstick in a lip pencil form), and the Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Airbrush Makeup Spray (which I will do a review on soon). The NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils are pigmented and creamy, and Cherry Culture has them in a lot of other colors. I also find them easier to apply than lipsticks in the sense that it’s like a lip liner too, so you can just trace your lips and fill them in.

My favorites are: Iced Coffee and Soft Fuchsia.

I got my free “Birthday Gift” from Sephora which is like a shimmery bubble bath…

I LOVE the Wheel of Fortune game! I won again on that slot machine! I must say it’s probably my overall favorite game there!

BF loves the BUFFET!

Here’s another look I did using “Black Ore” and NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Pigment in “Minx”:

NYX Lipgloss Swatches…

FROM L TO R: Lilac Field, Natural, Taupe, Gold Pink, Plush Red, Barbie Pink, Tea Rose, Cady Shop (It says cady, but I think it’s supposed to be candy!), Smokey Look, Beige


Some lipstick swatches, teasing comb and new wedges!

So I received my order from Cherry Culture, I got mostly more of the NYX Round Lipsticks, I ended up returning two of them because just by looking at it the color was off from the swatches on their site and was a tad bit too dark for me.

So here are some swatches and comparisons, I wanted to compare Rea, Circe, and Fleshpot and Myth from MAC because they all looked similar or at least in the same color family, but I was surprised how dark Rea is compared to the other ones! Also “Peach” is NOT that dark, it’s actually more of a dirty rose, like a pink mauve color, totally wearable, for some reason it looks deep red here, but it’s a pink!

I like “Sunflower” even though the swatch does NOT match on the website, it’s an orangey/coral color that goes perfect with my orange shirts. It’s nice and soft, not bright like MAC’s “Vegas Volt” lipstick which was BRIGHT ORANGE.

I know some of you probably don’t like “Fleshpot” from the recent Heatherette Collection because it makes some look “washed out”, but I love it, especially paired with smokey eyes. Arashi asked whether it would work as a lip base in comparison to MAC’s “Lip Erase” and I honestly do think it works well in place of the lip erase; to neutralize the color, although I do find MAC lipsticks to be a bit drying on me, I usually just put a layer of chapstick before I apply their lipsticks and top it off with some gloss. So if you wish to use it as a base (as I know some people don’t want to stick their fingers in a pot like you would if you had MAC’s “Lip Erase”) then this can be a great alternative, or at least any neutral lippie like Myth will do too.

I am also selling a BRAND NEW MAC eyeshadow in “Steamy”, most of you MAC Addicts have this color already I am sure, but just in case you don’t, I am selling it in case you are interested. I have a similar color so I obviously have no use for it…$15 INCLUDING SHIPPING, email me if you are interested.

I went to good ol Sally’s (Sally’s Beauty Supply Store), and picked me up a teasing comb. I have so much hair I figure I can put it to some good use and tease the crap out of the sucker to at least look somewhat nice. It has 3 rows of teeth perfect to do the job and get some volume, I will test it out hopefully tomorrow morning…

I went to WetSeal and fell in love with these white wedges!

NYX Haul & 3 pairs of shoes for $4!

Chelle asked for a tutorial on Sculpt & Shape, in which I did 2 videos on it, so here you are: Video #1 & Video #2.

Julie– Thank you so much! I appreciate your candor and I responded back to your comment (right under yours) and I love your idea for a challenge! So ladies, pick out 5 eyeshadows and ONLY using 5 eyeshadows, create different looks, different color combos!

Also, if any of you readers would like to look at past posts, you can type it in the search box on the right and it will find all the posts relating to that search term. (So it’s easier rather than going through each label)

Every so often, my co-worker and I will head downstairs to Glitz to check out any new things (mostly because we just need to take a break from the computer), so we went downstairs yesterday and I got two eyeshadows: “Golden” and “Luster”. Golden is similar to Urban Decay’s “Shag”, or MAC’s “Amber Lights” (and yes the DUPE list is almost done!). Luster is a nice light dirty green with a tinge of gold.

I also received the NYX rounded lipsticks from CherryCulture: Thalia, Narcissus, and Rea (again!), I really like the pigmentation of the NYX Round Lipsticks and they have really nice colors. I also like how it’s a bit creamy so it’s moisturizing at the same time, but not overly creamy to where it comes off right away.

I DON’T like the NYX Diamond Lipsticks, they went too glitter happy with those and I hate it on my lips because I have to remove every single piece of glitter one by one, and if you ever had glitter on your face it’s hard to take off without washing your entire face completely!

I am tempted to order all the colors of the NYX lipsticks, I mean at 99 cents each it doesn’t sound totally crazy! LOL.

I went to Mervyn’s the other day, I don’t even shop there, but I went there looking for a new wallet (since I accidentally put pen ink on my favorite WHITE wallet, I know the horror right!??), and they didn’t have any nice ones so I found myself staring at some shoes, and they had a sale, BUY ONE pair, GET TWO FREE! In my head, there’s NO WAY 3 pairs of shoes are only $4, and the cashier rang me up and it was true!

And I am glad they had my size and they were cute too!

These are my favorite:

See? Only $4! What a steal!

NYX Store & NYX Skunk Brush Comparison to MAC 187 brush

Many of you ladies have asked some questions regarding my last post (NYX cosmetics), like where that store is at and if the skunk brush is similar to the 187. So first of all, I live in good ‘ol LOS ANGELES, where we pretty much have everything, so I was really happy when I found this store, and more so because it’s a few feet away from my office. :)

The store is called “Glitz”, very similar to “Amuse” (accessory store), and it’s even owned by Koreans so you know they are on top of it! I work in Sherman Oaks, obviously this is the internet so I don’t want to divulge TOO much information as to the location of my workplace, and perhaps it’s pointless since many of you aren’t even IN California, however for those of you who are in the vicinity, you can email me and I can let you know where it is. The prices are a dollar more than CherryCulture or other sites, however I look at it like a “get it now in your hands” fee, it’s very nominal. So like a single eyeshadow is $3.99 I believe…

As for the NYX Premium skunk brush, I do NOT own any of the NYX brushes, not because of quality or anything like that, but simply because I have TOO many brushes as it is, no joke. And mostly all of my brushes have cost me an arm and a leg (you can ask blogger Anne, she came with me to Nordstroms to shell out $52 on that MAC 183 brush, grr!), so I am on a no-buy on brushes, meaning no more brushes for me!

However, I DID play with the brush itself, it is very soft, but definitely NOT a MAC 187 brush. The MAC 187 brush is a stippling brush, the bristles itself are very thin and super soft, yet sturdy at the same time, so that you can pick up enough powder or liquid foundation and apply it to your face giving you an “airbrush” or natural look depending on your desired coverage. The MAC 187 brush is also not too small, and not too big, so you can also use it to apply MSF’s to the apples of your cheeks. It’s also a perfect brush for those with heavy hands such as myself.

The NYX Brush was a bit bigger in person than I saw online, it’s indeed soft but there is no real “sturdiness” of the bristles, so if you were to put the bristles face-down on a table and push down, there would be no resistance and it would just be flat, that’s how soft it is, therefore perhaps giving you less control, but nonetheless, it is a very cheap alternative to the 187 brush. Everyday Minerals also HAD a good dupe of this brush (not sure if they are temporarily sold out or permanently sold out), but I have their brush as well, and it’s just as great.

I DO see a difference between the OLD NYX brushes and the PREMIUM ones, the old ones were very cheap (not just in price but quality), and very scratchy to my skin. The premium NYX brushes are a lot softer and definitely workable. However, because they have the word “PREMIUM” attached to the name, the price for each brush isn’t remotely close to the old brushes. The skunk brush for NYX is around $17.99, which isn’t bad compared to the $42 I spent on my $187 . That’s LESS than HALF!

Overall? If you are a gal on a budget or contemplating on purchasing your first set of makeup brushes, then definitely gives these a try (in addition to my other faves, Sonia Kushuk from Target, and Essence of Beauty (Eob) from CVS).

NYX Displays & CCO Haul

Las Vegas was OK, I say ok because it seemed too short, lol; AND I lost $80. That’s like 4 MAC eyeshadows and an MSF! HAHA.

Unfortunately, I was not able to go to the MAC PRO store because we didn’t have enough time (as we were also with Jon’s family), and I really wanted to go! Not sure if Fafi was being released early at ALL the MAC PRO stores (as someone asked), but I will be attending the release party this Sunday February 10th at Topanga Westfield, so stop by if you can! I was a bit sad I wasn’t able to go, but there is a PRO store in Beverly Hills, so I just might make a trip down there this weekend with Anne. :)

I ended up just buying:
MAC Chromeglass in “Auto de Femme” (reddish dark pink color), MAC Lipglass in “Negligee” (purple with shimmer), MAC Pigment in “Night Light”(gorgeous green), Blush in “Margin”, and “Mancatcher” eyeshadow (gorgeous purple, reminds me of “Beautiful Iris”). All that for $66!

“Margin” Blush:

“Mancatcher” Eyeshadow:

Swatches of the “Auto de Femme” (red gloss) and “Negligee”:

This is how I packed for Vegas, deliberating what things I need for only 2 days HAHA… (click to ENLARGE)

Ended up bringing my overnight bag and another bag!

Here are some displays of the NYX they sell at the store downstairs from my work (big to show detail):

Closer look:

And they have the premium brushes there too!

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