Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Real Techniques-The Real Deal

I don't know how long the Real Techniques brushes have been around but everyone has been raving about them. So I decided upon myself to give these brushes a try and I must admit I see what everyone is talking about. Some of them are comparable and have even been better than my Mac brushes. I am in love with them. They are affordable and the quality is great. I have been using them for a little over two months and I can't complain. Even when I washed them they don't shed. I was able to go to my nearest Ulta and buy them during their BOGO 1/2 off sale. I bought the Core Collection ($17.99) and the Stippling Brush($4.99). I also wanted the Expert face brush and Blush brush but they sold out. Since I follow Real Techniques on Facebook I saw a post on my timeline that Sneeqpeek was having a 2 day sale so I quickly signed up to see what they had. I was able to get the Expert face and Blush brush for $6.99. I regret not buying more. Lets get to what these brushes are for.

Core Collection Includes 4 brushes and a Traveling bag:
  • Detailer Brush to conceal problem areas
  • Pointed Foundation Brush to use with liquid foundation to build coverage. I use this brush for concealing
  • Buffing Brush used for full coverage foundation with a flawless look
  • Contour brush to contour
Stippling Brush according to is a dual-fiber brush and is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup

Expert face brush is used for blending of creme and liquid foundation. This has been my go-to brush for foundation because it is so easy to apply without leaving streaks.

Blush Brush evenly distributes blush. The shape males application easy and precise

In all these brushes were a great buy. They are extremely soft but firm and can be used for more than what they are made for. I plan on buying back ups and getting the rest of their collection. To see how these videos are used visit

I am also including a video off Youtube from Pixiwoo. These brushes were designed by Samantha Chapman

Review by the incredible Gossmakeupartist.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Youtube Favorites Series

I love watching YouTube for the latest Tutorials, Reviews and DIYs. I feel like anything you need you can watch on there and learn a lot from others. I am going to be doing a series on the Youtubers that I think are great and I am subscribed to their channels. These are the ones that I love to watch and have an instant email notification when their new videos are out. They are my favorite go-to for reviews, swatches and makeup tutorials. This is not in any specific order and again this is my opinion. Let me know of any others I need to be on the look out for and who's your favorite Youtuber.

Lets start with DestinyGodley. She is amazing and who have you seen that can rock pink hair like she does. She looks beautiful. She gives you free advice on hair, makeup, and fashion. Right now she is having a great contest. An International Makeup Giveaway Collab. Go check out her channel, subscribe and share her videos. Please don't subscribe just to have a chance to win and if you don't win unsubscribe. Subscribe because she is great at what she is doing. So go ahead to her YouTube channel and like some of her videos and see for yourself what I am talking about.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale July 2012

Nordstrom anniversary sale starts tonight at midnight pacific. This sale was open to Nordstrom card holders and Fashion rewards members in-store and online July 11th. This sale opens up to the public July 20th and the prices go back up on August 5th.They are including great Beauty Exclusives, Sets and GWPs. This is Nordstrom's biggest and the best sale event of the year. Well in my opinion it is. They will have the the hottest and the most gorgeous fall fashions at a reduced price. For the makeup lovers out there, limited edition exclusives will be available from Mac, Smashbox, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Kiehl's, and Lancome to name a few. I was able to snatch up the blush palette from NARS($65.00) and the Plum Smokey Eye Tutorial Kit from MAC($49.50).

Let me know what you guys think and if you are passing or getting your hands on these deals.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Nars Blush Palette

                                                                                    Mac Plum Smokey Eye Kit

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pictures and Swatches of Mac Heavenly Creatures

                                                       Magnetic Attraction

                                                         Ring Of Saturn 



                                                     Swatch of Magnetic Attraction

     Swatch of blushes from left to right: Supernova, Ring of Saturn, Stratus

Magnetic Attraction has a swirl of gold, orange and cranberry. When applied on the lids its a very nice coral. (Frost)

Supernova is a magenta with swirls of gold. You have to be very light handed when applying and blend very well.

Stratus is described by Mac as Amethyst and golden brown melange. Very beautiful color especially on darker complexions.

Ring of Saturn is a Terracotta and gold. It has a great color payoff without too much shimmer.

I had to skip on the MSF because the colors did not work on my skin tone. It was more of a highlight and had too much shimmer for me.

What did you get from this collection and what are your thoughts?

**All products were purchased by me for reviews****

Mac Heavenly Creatures Collection 2012

Mac has out done itself and has come out with a collection that has caught my eye. There are so many collections coming out lately that have been a hit or miss. The Heavenly creatures collection is filled with 4 Mineralize skin finish, 9 Mineralize eyeshadows, and 4 Mineralize blushes, with an array of 5 lipsticks, 5 Cremesheen Glass and False Lash Mascara. It also includes the Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel and Moisture Eye Cream. This collection includes a limited Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator which gently cleanses and exfoliates. I have heard great things about this exfoliator. You also can choose out of the 3 Duo Fibre Brushes. This is available through August 19th so get the items you need before they sell out. If you take a look on or they have some beautiful swatches. I have 3 of the blushes and 1 eyeshadow so i will post the pictures and swatches of them soon.

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