Friday, November 9, 2012

Favorites Youtubers- LilPumpkinPie05

I love to watch and learn from people on YouTube. I am subscribed to a few YouTubers which I think are very talented and I think I have learned a lot from. I think many of you can benefit and learn from them too. One of my favorite has to be the talented and beautiful LilPumkinPie05. Her personality just shines through. You can tell she is an amazing woman. Let me tell you her looks are amazing. She takes her time to teach you the techniques and when asked questions via twitter or Instagram she does answer to the best of her abilities and if she sees them. In my opinion she has to be one of the top 10 best makeup gurus on YouTube. So check her out on YouTube and subscribe. She also has a blog and you can find her on twitter and Instagram.

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Last month I stopped into Sephora to browse and came across a line I have not ever heard of before. These eyeshadow palettes were so pretty and even better swatched. I wanted to get more than one palette but decided on the Emerald Pretty Palette. Even better they are all on sale at Sephora for 40% off.

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette consists of 6 full sized eyeshadows inspired by Emerald City. The shadows are called Glinda's Kiss which is a iridescent white, Silver Shoes which is a Pearlized Silver, Dandy Lion which is a Pearlized Olive Green, Saw Dust Heart which is a Matte Brown, Ozma which is a Pearlized Aqua Blue, and Very Wicked which is a Pearlized Emerald Green.

This is my first time trying this brand and I have to say this palette is Excellent. The formula is rich in pigmentation and even those with shimmer had no FALLOUT. AMAZING!!!!  The color payoff is a 10 on all these. I swatched them without a primer and you can see how pigmented, soft, and dense these shadows are. I wore them with a base on the lid and I didn't experience any creasing or fading. The best thing about Tarino Tarantino eyeshadows you can use them wet or dry. I have yet to use them wet. In my opinion $36 dollars for 6 full sized eyeshadows is a bargain compared to Mac's $15 dollars for 1 single eyeshadow. And best of all this palette is on sale for $22 dollars at Sephora or So get your hands on them while you can.

Sorry about the lighting. I take these pictures using my Iphone 4. Not the best quality

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Real Techniques Setting BRUSH

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Setting BrushThis is just a quick review of one of the many Real Techniques brushes I have in my collection.The Real Techniques setting brush has got to be one of my favorite brushes from this line. I even like it more than the Expert face brush that was launched around the same time as this brush. This setting brush is very unique and versatile. It almost looks like a oversized blending brush. This brush is used to set powder under your eyes or to apply highlighter in precise areas. This brush is perfect for adding the right amoung of coverage under the eyes without making it look cakey. I have to add this is also great for creme products. I've also managed to use this brush to contour.

Overall I have to say this is the perfect brush. Compared to other brushes I have even the high end ones I haven't found any type of problems with this one. No shedding at all. This brush is densely packed and with a retail price of $8.99 who can beat that. You can find this brush at or The Real Techniques website.

****Disclaimer: This brush was sent to me by the company for review. I was not paid for this review. This is my honest opinion.