Beautiful Lagoon

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash March 9, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 2:17 am
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In my ongoing quest to find the perfect mascara I acquired Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Smoky Lash. This is a waterproof formula that is supposed to Volumize, Lengthen, and Curl your lashes. From the description it sounds like the perfect mascara.

Is it?



ELF from Hautelook – it was worth a try February 22, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 4:59 am
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So, I’ve been reading tons of stuff lately on how ELF has really gotten their act together. I needed a new multi-purpose kit to just leave in the drawer at work, and Hautelook had ELF on sale. I picked up the e.l.f. Studio 83 Piece Essential Makeup Collectionand the e.l.f. 24K 6-Piece Shimmer Eyeliner Collection

I first tried ELF about 6 years ago 2005 shortly after their website allowed people to order from it. I was not yet very into makeup but $1.00/product? That sounded great, well too good to be true – and it was. I was thouroughly disappointed with every single product. Again this was all before I even learned what quality makeup was – this was just in comparison to drugstore stuff.  Well here it is 6+ years later and with everything I’ve seen lately I thought it was time to give them a second shot.

Here is what I got!


What did I think? Read on!



New Years Look January 9, 2012

Filed under: Makup — slagoon @ 8:23 pm
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Catching up again, here is my New Years look. I went out to my friend’s place, it was just a small gathering with 5 of us but I still wanted a special look regardless.  I think this really pulled off the shiny newness of a new year.

Here’s another view of the eyes and the products…



My New Stash Holder – MALM October 16, 2011

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 10:57 am
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We moved last week, as I’ve previously mentioned. Unfortunately the bathroom got downsized 😦 SAD.

So I lost a ton of storage space in the bathroom cabinets…but my ever understanding Fiance said it was ok if I got a storage container for my makeup! Yay – that meant a trip to IKEA for me.

I looked high and low – a lot of people liked the helmer unit – but it just didn’t do anything for me. I opted for the MALM tall thin chest. It has a mirror in the top and two skinny drawers and four larger drawers.  I’ve assigned the top area under the mirror for brushes/tools. The first drawer is eyeshadows only and the second is face makeup (including mascaras, eyeliners, primer, BB creams, powder, bronzer, blush, etc). The third drawer currently has lip products and I’ll be putting curling irons, flat irons etc in the bottom drawer.

What do you think? What do you use for storing your makeup?



My want list! September 29, 2011

Filed under: Makup — slagoon @ 8:20 am
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Here are the things I am really wanting to buy – but am trying to hold myself back from splurging on:

Nail art stamp kit

  Nail art stamp and bundle ($80.00)

tila custom color blush coral

 Stila custom color blush in coral ($20.00)

Stila Positive and Pretty Palette - Breast Cancer Awareness

 Stila Positive and Pretty Palette – Breast Cancer Awareness ($14.00)

The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity

 The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity ($52.00)

Rising Star Limited-Edition Palette

 Rising Star Limited-Edition Palette  ($29.00)

Mariposa Palette

 Mariposa Palette ($39.00)

Fresh Sugar-Passion

 Fresh Sugar –  Passion ($22.50) [and all other colors]

What are you craving? I will have to splurge on one of these during this holiday season. Which do you think I should get?

*Photos are all from the linked items. If you do not want me using your photos please contact me and I will remove them.