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Monday, July 27, 2009

Crystal wants ~ Tag

The wants tag...

Here we go

Crystal wants

1. To dress you like a rich Iraqi
2. To do the Oscars again
3. To share
4. To achieve a similar network
5. Millions to remain in Ireland


Google your name ~ wants, then post the first five.

:-)

Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush

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I mentioned this brush in one of my first posts how it was my favorite brush to use with the Chanel Bronze Universel.

I have used this brush for so MANY things. I LOVE THIS BRUSH! I got this brush because I got a kit from QVC. For awhile that was the only way to get it through QVC. You couldn't buy the brush on it's own, BUT now it is being sold at Sephora.

I can not tell you enough how much I love this brush. It's probably my favorite brush EVER. I have every single MAC brush. I love brushes. I collect brushes, but this has to be my favorite. It's a synthetic brush. You can use it for so many different things. The ways I have used it are for powder, powder foundation, blush, cream blush, concealer, and my favorite way for liquid foundation.

I have had this brush for a long time and since I have had it I have always used it to put on my liquid foundation. Because it is retractable you can adjust how dense you want the brush, which enables the kind of coverage you want.

I have used other retractable brushes but they don't compare to this one. It's really soft and gives you a nice airbrushed look. I know everyone seems to love the MAC 187 or MAC 109 for liquid foundation, but those just don't do it for me. This Laura Geller brush is the brush for me. It is amazing!

I would HIGHLY recommend this brush! This brush can now be found on Sephora.com for $15, which I think is a great deal for such a great brush.

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And the winner is........

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Lush19!!!!!

So email me your shipping address so I can get your things out to you.
Email me at lipglossgossip@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My swap stuff!

So as you might have read, I was doing a swap with TalluluhBella. I got my goods yesterday! It got here so fast! I really didn't expect it to get here till next week sometime.

When I checked my mail, there it was in there. I hurried into the house with it because it was 100 degrees yesterday and it had been sitting in the mail box all day. When I got inside I didn't open it right away. I put it in the fridge in fear that something might be melted. After about 15 minutes I took it out and tore into it. I was so excited to see what I got!! Thankfully nothing was melted.

So from Left to Right I got
Lily Lolo Mineral Shimmer in Stardust
MAC Pigment sample in Jardin Aires
MAC Pigment sample in Golden Lemon
Barry M Dazzle Dust #98
Barr M Dazzle Dust #97
Barry M Dazzle Dust #23
Barry M Dazzle Dust #10
Barry M Glitter eyeliner #06
Barry M Lip Paint #52
Barry M Lip Paint #145
Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green
Barry M Nail Paint in Racing Green
And Eyeko Pastel Polish
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Some swatches
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#52 on (sorry it's so small)
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I am so happy with everything. I love it all! Thank you Laura!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting! :-)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Forever 21 and Giveaway update!

So I went to Forever 21 today to get some accessories. I have never been to this store before. I don't know why because I loved it. Now I know I'm going to go there often.

I got a teal colored scarf.
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A pack of bright, kinda neon colored socks. I thought they were cute for around the house.
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Two flower rings
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A chunky bangle bracelet (on my nails I have my new Sephora by OPI nail polish in Run With It)
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And four necklaces. These are all a lot cuter in person.
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So I got TWO of these with the bow on it. One for myself and one to include in the giveaway! This picture doesn't do it justice. It's so much cuter in real life.
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So that's all I got from Forever 21. If you haven't entered my giveaway please do so! Check my earlier post on reaching 50 followers for the info. It ends tomorrow night at 10pm pacific time.

Thanks! :-)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sephora purchase

When I went to Sephora yesterday I picked up a few things for myself while I was there. I got from the Smashbox Fall Collection Reign Fusion Blush, Sephora by OPI nail polish in Run With It, and Urban Decay Deluxe eyeshadow in Underground.

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I can't do a full review as I haven't used any of it because I just got it yesterday, but they are all pretty colors. :-)

Reached 50 followers!

So I reached 50 followers this week, well I surpassed it. I now have 53! I really didn't think I would get to 50 so quickly. My last post I had 35. Well anyways, THANK YOU to all of you following my blog. It means so much to me! I said I would do a give away if I ever reached 50, so that's what I am going to do.

I knew one of the things I wanted to give away so I went to Sephora today to pick it up. The winner of the giveaway will get a Sephora by OPI nail polish in How Cute is That?, it is my current favorite color! I posted swatches and a review of it in an earlier post, so check that out if you haven't already. I want to get a couple more things but I'm not sure yet what.

So there will only be one winner. This is only my first giveaway, so if you don't win it's ok, I'm sure I'll have another one. :-)

The rule is you have to be a follower and you had to have left me at least one comment on some other post, so if you have commented any of my other posts dont worry but if you haven't leave me at least one comment on one of my other blog posts as well as this one to enter. :-)

Leave a comment on this post and add enter me to your comment if you want to enter.The winner will be randomly chosen. Enter once only. I don't know when everyone will read this so to give everyone a chance to enter, this give away will be open till Sunday 10pm pacific time. I'll ship anywhere. I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Thanks for following! :-)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thank You!

I got like 20 new followers within the last week. That is so cool! I just wanted to thank everyone for following my blog. It means so much to me! I never even thought I would get 1 follower and now I'm at 35. I know that's not a lot compared to others but it's a lot to me and it means a lot to me. You girls have all been so great. I love all your comments! It makes me so HAPPY! :-) If I ever get to 50 followers I'm going to have a giveaway.

So thank you all for following and commenting!

XOXO
Crystal

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Bag!

I did some shopping yesterday and today. Yesterday I went by the mall to Sephora and picked up a brush for TalluluhBella. We are doing a swap, that I am so excited about!

Sephora is across the way from Coach. I stopped in to check out the sequin bag, that's part of their new Poppy Collection. I thought about ordering it but I'm glad I saw it in person because I didn't really like it. I have never been into Coach bags nor have I bought one because I don't like the C's plastered all over the bags BUT while I was there I saw this beautiful bright blue bag, that's also part of the Poppy Collection. I had to have it!

It's the Patent Large Spotlight bag.

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I also got this key ring to go with it. It's so cute!
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It has a BEAUTIFUL yellow lining
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Plus you get a free gift if you spend over a certain amount on the Poppy Collection.
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You get a journal and pencil set.
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Comes with 12 pencils
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It's a really nice thick journal with unlined pages.
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Now with all my junk in it's new home. :-)
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I love my new bag! It's a nice, big everyday bag.
You can find this bag and the whole Poppy collection at Coach stores and Coach.com.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tag

I was tagged by TalluluhBella for the 'I have never's' tag.
Bold the ones that apply to you. :-)

I miss somebody right now.
I don't watch TV these days.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
Ive tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I'm TOTALLY smart.
I've broken someone's bones.
I'm paranoid sometimes.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now.
I LOVE sushi.
I talk really,really fast.
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn't survive without Caller ID.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar i have.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
Enjoy window shopping.
I would rather shop than eat.
I don't hate anyone.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk
I've rejected someone before.
I have no idea what i want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I've called the cops on a friend before.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the South Park movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and i like it.
I am happy at this moment.
I'm obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever i can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup.
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went college out of state.
I like sausages.
I love kisses.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden a horse.
I still have every journal I've ever written in.
I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can't stand at LEAST one person that i work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.
I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
I'm an artist.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy
I am an adrenaline junkie


I tag tiff, misskristen, Purple Strawberry ♥, and Kristen's Beauty Blog, or anyone else that wants to do it. :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FOTD

Here's my FOTD using the Glamour Envelope.


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Eyes
Senna Idol eye shadow ~ lid
Senna Taupe eye shadow ~ crease
Senna Midnight eye shado ~ outer corner
MAC Nightfish fluidline
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

Cheeks
MAC sculpt powder
Senna Flicker blush

Lips
MAC Costa Chic lipstick

Senna Cosmetics

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As you may have already read, I attended the IMATS last month. While I was there I stopped by the Senna Cosmetics stand. They were selling these palettes called Envelopes. In each Envelope (palette) there is 16 eye shadows, six blushes, and two powders. Each palette was $50. I thought that was a pretty good deal for all you were getting. They had different Envelopes to choose from. I decided to try one so I got the Brights Envelope.

Monday, July 13, 2009

How Cute is That?

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Excuse my cuticles, I really need to get a manicure. :-/


Me and my Mom went to Sephora on Thursday. Our Sephora just opened up a few months back and she hadn't been there yet, so I took her to check it out.

I only got one thing while I was there. I got a Sephora by OPI nail Polish in How Cute is That?. This is my first time trying these Sephora by OPI nail polishes.

I love the color of this polish. It's the color I've been looking for. It's a pretty coral/pink color. Perfect for summer.

It has a slight shimmer to it, but you can only really see the shimmer if your in the sun. Indoors it just looks like a cream.

The first coat is a little streaky, but the second coat evens the color all out.

I've had it on for three days already and it hasn't chipped yet. I do have a base coat and a top coat on as well.

These polishes can be found at your Sephora store and Sephora.com for $9
I do believe it's out of stock online at the moment.

Overall I love this color! It's so pretty! If you have a Sephora near you check it out.

Friday, July 10, 2009

FOTD

I've never posted a FOTD, but I thought I would post one today.

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Eyes
Face Front Cosmetics Loose Mineral Pigment in Radio Waves on my lid
Face Front Pressed eyeshadow in Velvonce in the outer corner and crease
MAC Blanc Type to highlight
MAC Nightfish fluidline
Maybelline Lash Stilletto mascara

On my cheeks I have
MAC Scuplt powder
MAC Stray Rose blush

Lips
MAC Dervish lip pencil
MAC Bare Slimshine lipstick

Thursday, July 9, 2009

MAC Colour Craft

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So I have to say these images for the MAC Colour Craft collection are BEAUTIFUL!
I was really looking forward to this collection. I haven't really mentioned MAC much on my blog, which I guess is kinda weird because most of my makeup is MAC.

I haven't bought much MAC recently. I haven't been into any of the last like six collections because they repromote a lot of things I have or release products so similar to what I already have.

So with that being said, I checked out the collection today and was not that excited. It is a very beautiful collection but I guess I have so much MAC and makeup in general that it's all starting to look the same and repetitive.

I swatched a lot of the products but I didn't pick anything up today. I didn't have much time while I was there, so I might go back this weekend to play with it some more. I might pick up one or two things.

If you are newly into MAC this would be a great collection to pick stuff up from.

So what are you all picking up from the collection?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Hey I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July!

:-)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Estee Lauder Gilded Rose Shimmer Powder

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I saw this on Nordstrom.com a week ago and had to have it. It just looked so pretty.
I went to Macys and they had it so I picked it up.


It is a blush/highlighter baked powder. It looks just like a MAC MSF.
The Gilded Rose is a beautiful peachy color with gold shimmer. I really love the way it looks on.

I did have one problem. The packaging is not very nice. Online it looked like the top was maybe a hard plastic. I figured it would be typical Estee Lauder packaging, but the top to it is cardboard! The bottom that it's baked into is plastic. I don't know why they wouldn't make it the same as the bottom. So this might not bother some people, but it bothers me. It just feels and looks cheap. It was easily scratched and dented.


Pros ~ It's pretty and shimmery. It blends beautifully.
Cons ~ The packaging, and didn't last too long.

If you don't think the packaging would bother you check it out.
You can find this at Macys, Nordstrom, and Esteelauder.com for $36.