Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hello...My name is Hayley and I'm a make-up addict

Ugh! Ok guys...I think I seriously have a problem. I have going nuts buying cosmetics, make-up, new stuff that I see like crazy!!! What's a girl to do right? I am drawn in by the lovely bright colors, smooth textures, and glittery items that sit on cosmetics shelves. I can't help myself. But, this is getting out of hand. I can not walk into my local grocery store without walking out with some sort of beauty item. I am starting to make excuses for my bad behaivor. EX: Oh...it's only 99 cents. I think I lost the other one. (Then stumble across 4 of that same item I JUST bought!) But, it's brand new...I have to try it. The truth is...I don't have to try it! When I have drawers, caboodles, and training cases stuffed with make-up, I really don't NEED it. So, A couple of blogs ago I had said I was going to "think" about starting Project 10 Pan. ( Read other blog to know what this is.) I started a little project with my body moisturizers and so far so good. I'm more than half way done with 2 of them! Yay! Go me! Anyways...I am going to follow some of the other Youtube beauty gurus and jump on the band wagon of P10P. This means I can not buy any make-up until I have completely finished 10 cosmetic items! This is going to be insanly hard for me. The only thing I'll allow myself to buy are my staple items such as: Facial moisturizer ( If there isn't samples and such lying around), foundation, mascara, and face wash. I will try my best not to crack. I am going to dig out all the trial size stuff I have so I will use that up as well. I will count these items as well as part of my P10P.
I mean...I go out and get these free gifts with products in there to try and what have I done? I've left them lonely and sad with nary a brush to them or a finger in their little pots. :( Sad little products. So...If you want to join me on this little project along with several other youtubers I will welcome you with open arms! I will post pics and blogs to update you guys on my progress! Wish me luck and pray that I don't crack. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Survey

SKINCARE -
How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice a day. I can NOT sleep with make-up on. Yucky!

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I guess normal/combo.

What is your current facial wash?

Skin Simple. It's discontinued, but I still have a couple of bottles stashed away. :)

Do you exfoliate?
Yes. Although some of the products I have bought say gentle enough to use everyday...I only do it twice a week. I don't want to rub my skin raw.

What brand do you use?

I have a couple. I just bought one that is made by the brand Big Sexy Hair. It's a basil citrus body scrub. It smells so good and works great. I also have a L.A.M.B. all over body scrub that is really moisturizing and smells beautiful and a Lavender Sugar Scrub that I got at the dollar tree. It works really well on your legs!!!

What moisturizer do you use?

I'm currently trying to get through some of my moisturizer collection so I'm using Victoria's Secret Dream Angels body moisturizer in Heavenly. It makes your skin so soft and it's not greasy at all. I'm also using Bath & Body Works cream in White Citrus. It's a great scent for spring!

Do you have freckles?
A few here and there. I have like 4 on my face.

Do you use eye cream?
Yes. I always use eye cream before applying my make-up. I'm currently using the eye cream from the Skin Simple line, but I'm not to crazy about it. I want to find a new one.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

I'm very lucky that I never had acne prone skin. I did suffer from the occasional breakout and blackheads.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No. I've heard that it's so strong that it can bleach a rag! I wouldn't want to put that on my face.


MAKE-UP

What foundation do you use?
Loreal's True Match foundation. I love it!

How about concealer?
Estee Lauder's double wear.

Do you know your undertone color?

I have a lot of pink undertones.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I love them and use them occasionally. I find it hard to find really unique looking lashes, but when I do I snatch those babies up! It really amplifies your look.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes. We use the wand on our eye area and if you keep it more than 3 months it can harbor bacteria and cause eye infections.

What brand of mascara do you use?

I have a couple that I like but I have currently using Estee Lauder's Magnascopic Maximum volume mascara. It's actually my new favorite. It makes my lashes so thick!

Sephora or MAC?
That’s really hard to choose. I love them both! There's so many things at Sephora that I could never find at MAC, but MAC is original and I love it! I can't choose...lol!

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No...I should look into that.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes, eyelash curler, tweezers, tissue, and sponges.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes...I either make my own (which I want to make a video on), or use a mac primer.

For the face?
No...I want to try a face primer, but I've heard a lot of them cause breakouts.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I love MAC's Carbon, Mulch, Electric Eel, Aquadisiac, and the Hello Kitty Palettes.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use both. I mostly use liquid on the top and always use pencil at the bottom.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not often unless the pencil needs sharpening and the wood pokes my eye. That really hurts.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them for creating a highlighted look on the center of the eye. I have a whole drawer full of pigments that used to be sold at the mall where I live. I have a little box of MAC pigments. A friend and I are actually going to swap some pigments soon.

Do you use mineral makeup?
No. It didn't work for me. I've tried a sample of Bare Mineral's foundation and it didn't have enough coverage. I've also used MAC's mineralize powder foundation and it seemed to powdery.

What is your favorite lipstick?

I like MAC's Angel, Pretty Please, and the new Lady Gaga lipstick.

How about lipgloss?
I love MAC's dazzleglass line and MAC lipglass in Oyster Girl. I really want to try NYX lipglosses. I've heard great things about them and they're under 5 dollars!

What is your favorite blush to use?
I usually use MAC's cream blush in Summer Lily I believe it's called. It's discontinued.

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
No. I've heard bad things about it.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Of course I do! I just bought some Hard Candy make-up the other day at Walmart, I think Sally Hansen makes great nail polishes, Loreal has awesome foundation, Loreal HIP line makes beautiful eyeshadows, and E.L.F. makes one of my favorite eye shadow brushes!

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I've actually never heard of that.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes. I wish you could just take make-up courses instead of having to go through the entire cosmetology courses.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Not really...but I do have days where it doesn't look the way I want it to.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I don't hate it...I just think this trend is misunderstood. Bronzer down the nose. Most people want to look bronzed and beautiful and on some people it does look great! I think it's misunderstood because if you want your nose to look slimmer you need to put highlighter down the center...bronzer down the center makes it look bigger. I also hate bleeding lips. Dark lipcolor that wasn't put on with care giving that clown mouth effect. It just looks sloppy and can happen to the best of us.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Oh yes! I'm in love with bright colors. I only have a couple of years left to be able to pull them off so I'm enjoying them while I can!

Which celebrity always has great make up?

Kim Kardashian, Jeniffer Lopez, Jeffry Star, and Kristen Cavallari.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

I do it all the time. I'm not embarrassed of my natural face. I love makeup, but if I don't have to wear it I won't. Our skin needs a rest from products sometimes.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I used to. I'm getting a little more redness in my skin.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

There are too many lines out there to pick just one.

What do you think of Makeup??

It's fun and you can create so many personalities on your face and get rid of it when the day is done!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Project 10 Pan and my little project!

So....being new to the whole Youtube beauty community I've been watching several videos and catching up with the lingo and current projects that are circulating. I found one of the projects "Project 10 Pan" to be really cool. Times are tough and with this economy we shouldn't be spending money frivolously on a bunch of items that we don't need. Project 10 Pan was I believe created by a youtuber (Lolipop26) however...I heard of a different project from Allthatglitters21. I love her and and her sister Blair. Too cute! Anyhow....she kind of did her own little spin on the project. Ok ok...what is Project 10 pan right??? lol! It's where you gather 10...YES just 10 of your make-up products besides the usual everyday stuff and use it ALL up (meaning you hit pan) before you spend anymore money on new items. Kind of a good idea huh? Well...I don't know if I'm that willing to use only 10 products for that long because I love to change my look so much. I figured I would put MY OWN little spin on this and start small. (I'm weak...I know! lol!)
I don't know about the rest of you guys and gals out there, but I have a vanity full of perfumes, body sprays, body washes, and creams. After my showers I moisturize when I can remember and I ran across this Bath and Body works cream that I had totally forgotten about. It looked like it been used once! I used it today and remembered why I bought this. It smells so delicious and crisp! The scent is white citrus. YUM! Anyways...this brings me to my next point. Sometimes we forget all the wonderful things that we have already purchased and get caught up in all the new stuff that is coming out which is the entire point of project 10 pan. We need to use what we've already bought so we don't have a collection of make-up that will either rot, never get used, was an impulse buy, or will end up looking like everything else in our drawers. (Similiar colors) So...since I decided to start small I decided that I would have to use at least 2 body moisturizers before I can purchase anymore. Then of course I will move on to body sprays, perfumes and all that other good stuff. Hey...A beauty junkie's gotta start somewhere right? Haha! So...when I move on I'll let you guys know so we can continue our journey together. This is a great way to save money, re shop what you already have, and of course get rid of some of that beauty clutter that all of us shop-a-holics/beauty junkies have lying around! Let me know what you guys choose to do!

I am going to use my Bath & Body Works White Citrus body moisturizer and my Victoria's Secret Dream Angels body cream in Heavenly!

PS...Don't forget to dig up those old Christmas/Birthday shower sets! lol!

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to try products out for less!

Hey Everyone! So today I was at my local grocery store and as usual I always browse through the beauty section. ;) Sometimes it amazes me how expensive hair products can be! I have seen 30 and even 40 dollar bottles of shampoos! That is crazy talk to me. So...as I was scanning the hair products I found a section that had tons of travel sized bottles. I began to look through the baskets and found some awesome little shampoos, pomades, hairsprays etc from .50 cents to 1.50. I read the bottles and decided to purchase a couple of these little suckers to try them out. As I walked farther down the isle I found those same brands in the full sized bottles and containers and began to look at the prices. These items (full sized) were 12.00 to 20.00. Wow! Not only that, but I went over to the travel isle (which most drugstores have) and began to look at the items there. These were less exclusive brands and of course it included face wash, body wash, shampoos,hairsprays, facial wipes for removing make-up etc. We all know that this isle can range from .50 cents to about 5.00. This got me to thinking.

A lot of times we see high end products and even drug store products and wonder what the big deal is. Why is this product so great? Why is it so high in price? It must work miracles! Then...we all fall into that, what I like to call, High End Product Fever!!! We must have it! If it is that high in price it must work. Right? Well, sometimes we go out of our ways and off of our budgets to be highly disappointed. So, now I get to try all these drugstore and high end products for less then 1.50 and decide if I like it or not! Wow! What a deal! If it works miracles then of course I might go out of my way to make that product a staple in my beauty regimen. If not...then I will NOT have to feel GUILTY for spending so much money on something that did nothing for me. All of our bodies and body chemistry are different. Sometimes things that are raved about just will not work for us due to the simple fact that it may not work with our body chemistry.

So....from now on be sure to visit your travel isles because there really are some great finds. I even found Biosilk conditioner for 50 cents! You never know what little treasures are hiding in all those little baskets and you get to try them out without breaking your pocket books! Good luck and happy hunting!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My internet was down! Boohoo

Hey everyone! Sorry I hadn't blogged in a couple of days. My internet was down which was a total bummer. I have so many upcoming looks and ideas for videos! I can't wait to share them with you. I have a lot of spring make-up looks with all the on trend shades for this season. I know I've been posting a lot of reviews and tips, but I'm barely getting the hang of this thing. :) Not only that, but I have to squeeze my tutorials into 10 minutes and sometimes I just need more time! The more you watch the more of a chance I have to do more break-it down/step-by-step tutorials! So...Keep watching. I'll have a couple of new vids in the next few days!