Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bows and Curtseys Giveaway!

Okay, so Bows and Curtseys (Ronnie) is already in my 'Some Awesome People' page, but here is a post emphasizing that! Ronnie does some of the most amazing looks, and she really wears dark sultry looks beautifully.  She does some of the best cut creases ever and is extraordinarily creative. Enough fluff, and on to the point. She just hit 2000 followers and is doing an fabulous giveaway with this as the prize:

 Excited? So I'm sure that you'll want to check out her blog now, right? Here's the link!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blue Skies

 Hey Guys! So, someone on Beautylish asked for someone to do a look inspired by this headband...

And of course I volunteered! I'm always game for tutorial requests, and this was such a fun one.  It also made me realize that I do a lot of looks with blue in them, so maybe my next one will have to be based on a different color... Any ideas?

Ugh, the pictures don't do this look justice.  But don't worry! I have a tutorial coming up on it soon! Just been having computer issues... again. Well, always. Luckily, they're always an easy fix.  Anyway, look for that in the close future. 

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
  • Rimmel Eyeliner in Sable
  • NARS Coconut Grove eyeshadow
  • Hard Candy Peace eyeshadow duo (lighter side)
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Inglot Eyeshadow 371
  • Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette
  • Coastal Scents gel eyeliner in True Black
  • Revlon Grow Luscious mascara

Sunday, February 19, 2012

China Glaze Attraction

China Glaze Attraction from the 2012 Magnetix Magnetic nail polish collection.


 Magnetic nail polish seems to be the new crackle this year. Except this is so much cooler! Basically, the nail polish has little particles of iron in it that move around when a magnet is placed over it.  This collection has a magnet with the starburst pattern (featured here) as well as diagonal stripes and a chevron pattern.  This color is gorgeous in that is is a dark charcoal with a beautiful silver shimmer and the pattern is a silver .

As for the review, this magnet works pretty quickly, but it doesn't work well for me. I've been experimenting with it, and it seems that my nails are too curved (I have extremely curved nails) to have the pattern anywhere but the middle.  I'm still working with it, but as of now, the design only sort of works. It takes practice, that's for sure.  Luckily, the China Glaze magnetic nail polishes are the most reasonably priced of all of the magnetic polishes that I have seen.  It's priced normally with the normal amount of product. Thumbs up (as seen in photo 3 :). 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Essie School of Hard Rocks

Essie School of Hard Rocks from the 2011 Winter Collection (mini size)

The color in this picture is pretty accurate; it's a soft, dusty teal cream with a lot of grey to it, giving it that muted look.  A slightly less vibrant version of  OPI Ski Teal We Drop.  They are actually pretty similar, and I kinda wish that I hadn't bought both, but this one is a mini, so it won't be hard to use up.  I actually only bought this one for the name, and for the dorkiest reason possible.  You won't be able to guess, it's that bad.  Okay *sigh*... There's a Pokemon episode called School of Hard Knocks, because a lot of Pokemon episodes are based off of other sayings, and the like.  Yes. I'm a nerd. And proud of it! Erm, little bit of a tangent there.  This color is nice, completely opaque in 2 or 3 coats, don't remember, though.  It's a little bit watery, but not bad, and it does benefit from a topcoat.  But I do like the color, and it's a little bit of a chameleon too, changing from greyish to blueish to greenish.  Really gorgeous, but not super unique.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

100 Questions Tag!

So, I saw this on  Melissa's blog and I decided that this was a good opportunity for you all to get to know me better and space out the beauty posts!

001. Real Name: Anjum
002. Nickname(s): Ugh, I hate these: Mujna, Mujjy, Jum-Jum, Muj.
003. Age: 15
004. Horoscope: Taurus
005. Male or Female: Female
006. Elementary: Can't say
007. Middle School: Can't say.
008. High School: Can't say.
009. College School: Haven't been and I haven't the foggiest as to where.
010. Hair color: Dark brown
011. Long or Short: Long
012. Loud or Quiet: Completely depends on who I'm with.
013. Sweats or Jeans: Jeans! I hate loose clothes!
014. Phone or Camera: Probably camera, actually. Just for my makeup people, and I'm sure I'm alone on this
015. Health Freak: Not a freak, but the most so in my family.
016. Drink or Smoke: Neither, ever.
017. Do you have a crush on someone: Not right now.
018. Eat or Drink: I do both everyday.
019. Piercings: Just normal ear piecing.
020. Tattoos: Nope.
021. Social or Anti-Social: I'm very good at both.
022. Righty or lefty: Righty.
023. First piercing: Ears in 6th grade.
024. First relationship: I was 'asked out' for the first time in 6th grade.
025. First Best Friend: Don't have one.
026. First Award: We got little Indian paper headbands in preschool with out good deeds on them. Other than that, probably a 'good job' sticker in elementary school.
027. First Kiss: ...Pathetic. Actually, I don't really mind, but nope. Haven't had it yet.
028. First Pet: Uh, I had a few pets from the moment I was born, but I only really know for sure of a cat named Graygray, her brother, Blackie. Yes, and adult named them.
029. First Big Vacation: I went to Pakistan when I was 4 for a wedding.  I may have gone on one before that, but I don't remember.
030. First Love at first sight: Nope.
031. First Big Birthday: Like a party? Probably 5, I don't know!
032. First Surgery: Never. I got an MRI last year, though.
033. First sport you joined: Cross country freshman year.

This or That
034. Orange or Apple juice: Orange.
035. Rock or Rap: Rock (as in rock opera. As in RENT.)
036. Country or Screamo: Country.
037. NSYNC or Backstreet boys: Uh, I actually don't think I've ever heard NSYNC. I did like the Arthur Backstreet boys movie when I was little, though.
038. Britney spears or Christina Aguilera: Christina Aguilera.
039. Night or Day: Whichever I'm least tired in.
040. Sun or Moon: Moon.
041. TV or Internet: Internet has T.V.... Kinda obvious.
042. Playstation or xbox: Wii
043. Kiss or hug: Hug, I guess. Right now.
044. Iguana or turtle: Turtle
045. Spider or bee: Bumble bee. The Transformer!
046. Fall or spring: Fall
047. Limewire or iTunes: iTunes
048. Soccer or baseball: Soccer.

049. Eating: I just had dinner...
050. Drinking:  Nothing. Water, most recently, though.
051. Excitement level: 30%
052. I’m about to: Post this, then procrastinate more on all the studying I have to do.
053. Listening to: The sound of rain.
054. Plan for today: Study science crap and precalc crap.
055. Waiting for: Myself to die due to studying.
056. Energy Level: 30%
057. Thinking of someone: I wasn't until now!
058. Want kids?: Yes.
059. Want to get married?: Yes... But...
060. When?: I'd honestly prefer mid-twenties, but it probably won't happen.
 061. How many kids do you want: 2, probably.
062. Any name on the mind: I have a whole list! I love lists.
063. What did you want to be when you were little: A singer, or a Pokemon trainer.
064. Careers in mind: I don't know! Stop bothering me! Wait, wrong person.
065. Mellow future or wild: Probably mellow/stressed.
066. Something you would never try: Anything involving spiders.
067. When do you want to die: Kinda morbid, eh?
068. Lips or Eyes: Eyes, always.
069. Romantic or Funny?: Both.
070. Shorter or Taller?: Taller
071. Protective or Caring?: Caring.
072. Romantic or Spontaneous?: Both.
073. Nice Stomach or Nice Arms?: Abs!
074. Sensitive or Loud?: Sensitive.
075. Hook-up or Relationship?: Relationship.
076. Trouble Maker or Hesitant?: Neither
077. Muscular or normal: Normal but some definition. Not like a bodybuilder, though!
078. Kissed a stranger: Nope.
079. Broken a bone: Almost.
080. Lost glasses or contacts: Nope.
081. Ran away from home: Nope.
082. Held a gun/knife for self defense: Do knitting needles count?
083. Killed somebody: Not recently. ;)
084. Broken some one’s heart: Not to my knowledge.
085. Had your heart broken: Nope.
086. Been arrested: Everyday.
 087. Cried when someone died: My cat.
088. Liked a friend more than a friend: Hasn't everyone?

Do you believe in
089. Yourself:  Yes.
090. Miracles: Not really.
091. Love at first sight: Not really.
092. Heaven: ? No.
093. Santa Claus: What are you trying to say?
094. Tooth Fairy: Nope.
095. Kiss in the first date: Nope.
096. Angels: Nope.

Answer Truthfully
097. Is there 1 person you want to be with right now?: I like being with people...
098. Are you seriously happy with where you’re in life now?: No.
099. Do you believe in God?: No, but I could talk about this forever.  It's a wee bit more complicated than that, but no.
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 10 people: That ain't a question! And, I have no one to tag, and 10 people probably won't even see this, so just do it if you see this, and you can say that Anjum tagged you.

I hope you guys learned something interesting about me! Maybe? Anyone? Alright.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Face Up to It: Hard Candy Glamoflauge

  Review time! So, I don't think that I have expressed this on this blog yet, but my biggest insecurity is my skin.  It's acne prone and combination, so it can look shiny in a place that my skin is also peeling in. Not cute.  So I am always looking for products to try to better the appearance of my skin. I had heard that this particular product can cover up tattoos, so at $6, I was willing to give it a go:

Hard Candy Glamoflauge

Okay, so as you can see, the product comes in a .71 oz squeezy tube, with a narrow nozzle for the tip.  This is my favorite type of packaging for liquid face products, because you don't waste any product.  In addition, it also comes with a very miniature, about 2 inches or so long, concealer pencil.  This works fine, but I actually prefer it for use on my waterline to open up the eye. It works very well for that.

Okay, as for the squeezy tube part... It's okay.  I'm not sure that I would say that it can cover all that much, because it doesn't even cover up all of my acne scarring.  It has a rather thick consistency, and can increase the appearance in dry, flaky skin.  I put it on, and most of it is invisible, but when I put on my powder, a lot of it wipes away.  And it has to be set with something, because the color has an odd green tint to it.  Oh, major downside: there's only 3 colors (that I know of.) Luckily, this one is really close to mine skin, if my skin were greenish, but most people will be out of luck when using this product.  So, it's very buildable, but if you want that intense coverage, you would have to deal with a very uneven skintone, which sort of defeats the purpose.  

All and all, I do sort of recommend it, because it does have higher coverage than most, but you have to  be willing to experiment with it a little to get the color to work for you.  Like use a very pigmented setting powder, because you can't use this product under your foundation and expect it to stay put.  Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to buy it, because you won't have a good color match. I may do a video review to follow. 

Would you wear a concealer that doesn't match your skin to hide hyper-pigmentation?