Makeup is MY Anti Drug

A blog about makeup and having fun with it =)

About Me

I'm 22 years old and addicted to everything beauty related!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Benefits Cosmetics: Legally Bronze

I just went to Sephora and picked up a benefit set called "Legally Bronze". It was only $35!

Here is what says about it:

Legally Bronze ($105 Value)
What it is:
A kit containing all the products needed to create a gorgeous bronzed look.

What it does:
Bronzed & beautiful? Gild-y as charged! This mini-makeover kit has everything you need to look bronzed to perfection.

This set contains:
- 0.4 oz Hoola
- 0.45 oz High Beam
- 0.08 oz Gilded
- 0.19 oz BADgal Brown

My friend has the Hoola bronzer and she let me try it out. I like it, it's not too dark and it gives me just the right amount of contour. I've tried BADgal Black mascara and LOVE it. And I pla on using the Gilded pencil on my waterline, ooh lala. High beam is actually going to my friend, who has been wanting it for the longest time! I have Moon Beam already and didn't need another highlighter-type product.

This deal is too good to pass up! $105 worth of products for only $35, WOWZA! Get it fast because I got the last one and I went to a bunch of Sephora stores before I actually got my hands on this one! Woohoo =)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Moving my blog

Hola! It's been a while. I am going to re-start my blog on!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's in my bag?

So I just got back from a short pre-spring break vacation (yes, my spring is just now, this week) and my purse is filled with junk. After a friend commented on all the junk I had, I decided to show everyone what's in my bag.

So this is my zebra print, no name brand purse. I love it, it's big (that's what she said) and it does it's purpose!

A book I have to read, documents for doing my taxes, post office stickers, bunch of random receipts, and a vip card for Monterey shops.

Two bare mineral blushes, MAC Heatherette compact, Avon tweezer, MAC pigment in Pink Pearl (just bought it), Covergirl wetslicks lipgloss (dupe of Benefit's california Kisssin' i believe!), burt's bees, CO Bigalow mentha lip tint in Magenta Mint, China Glaze nail polish in Turned up Turquoise, NYC glitter polish in 105A, thread, Sephora mirror, my new glasses, 2 L'Oreal hip jelly balms (just bought them), and my cloth for my glasses. PHEW!

My coach wristlet, a candle from my Bday pazookie at BJ's, a pen i took from SB, some coins, my keys, tissue, bottle caps, pinkberry napkin, new nail detail brush, gym pass and school id

Now what is in that wristlet of mine? My MAC heatherette lipglass, chopstick helpers ( dont need them but my friend gave it to me), credit cards (yes, hello kitty =)), rewards cards, gift card, and a sh*tload of receipts!

A big fat mess? Yes, of course! Hope you enjoyed having a little peek into my business! Haha

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's that time of the year.

My birthday is coming up on the 27th. Big 2-2, sike. It's nothing special. I usually hate celebrating my birthday anyways, no lie. It just gets stressful trying to plan things, trying to get people together, trying to find a convenient time for everyone, and it seriously pisses me off. It's too much and I don't want to deal with it. I think I'd be happy just hanging out alone, watching movies with some ice cream and cake. HMPH!

It doesn't stop me from making birthday wish lists though =|

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Glamour's 70th Anniversary Deal

I subscribe to Glamour magazine and I love it. Here's a chance to get it as cheap as it can get. CLICK HERE for the link that will take you to the site to get a whole year of Glamour magazine for only $1.50!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, he beginning of Lent. I will be giving up buying makeup or any other beauty products. Along with that, I will also give up eating chocolate candy. I am not sure what else I will be adding to that, but I'll probably add that to here. During these tough times, hopefully I will realize that I don't need to buy everything I see, and maybe go even longer without these things. It'll also give me time to use what I have and make use of it.

On Friday, my friends and I gathered makeup that we haven't used in a while and swapped with each other. A good way of getting products without spending. =)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tags everywhere.

So, Christy tagged me, and here goes:


Shampoo - Just started using Mane n Tail

Conditioner - And also just started using Mane n Tail

Hair Mask - I have never used one!

Styling Products - Uh, usually It's whatever I have at the moment. Hair spray I use include: Big Sexy Hair Spray n Play, Pantene Pro V Restoratives Frizz Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray, and I just tried Aquanet. Haha. I use Biosilk, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum, and also Ganier Fructuse Mousse


Body Wash - I don't use body wash, bt I use Dove's Go Fresh Energizing beauty bar. It has these little beads in it and smells soo good!

Body Moisturizer - Uh either Lubriderm lotion or whatever lotion I have handy.

Anti Perspirent - Secret. Don't know what sent though!

Fake Tan - Haven't tried one

Makeup Remover - The Equate wipes from WalMart are freakin bomb, Neutrogena oil free, or baby oil.

Cleanser - Olay Moisture Balancing is Holy Grail. i think they changed the packaging of it and now they call it foaming wash for sensitive skin….i think. I’m testing out Purpose face wash right now

Exfoliator - St. Ives Apricot scrub

Mask - nada

Primer - Ive tried the Monistat twice, but my friend just gave me Benefit's That Gal

Foundation - Bare Minerals, Benefit's You Rebel Moisturizer, And I just bought a Revlon one.....

Concealer - MAC Select cover or the new Revlon one. It's in a twist up tube with a brush..

Powder - MAC MSF Natural or Sephora's

Blush - MAC Mocha is kinda my everyday one. But I love Dollymix, NYX blushes, and wow I have too many....

Bronzer - I used MAC's MSFs as bronzers, their Pearlizer things, BE warmth too

Highlighter - MAC Iridescent Poweder in "dressed to kiss" or MAC MSFs

Eyebase - UDPP, TFSI, MAC Paint Pots, Paints, yadayadayada

Eyeshadow - MAC! And seriously, everything else

Eyeliner - MAC fluidline, Coastal Scents Gel Liner, Bed Head by Tigi Big Fat Fun liner, Maybelline, Stila Covertible color in Onyx

Curler - Shu Uemura

Mascara - I am using Maybelline Colossal and Define a Lash

Lipstick - Whatever! I have been using NYX ones ltely...

Gloss - Sally Hansen glosses, MAC in Bonus Beat, MAC tendertones (my favee!), Loreal HIP jelly balms, Any clear color works for me too.

Nail Varnish - China Glaze! So wonderful. I have Coconut kiss on my toes and For Audrey on my fingers. Haha I am not mathing at all right now!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

So Embarassing!

Okay, so I was in the computer lab at school, and the computers are iMacs and the plugs are behind the screen. So I plug in my headphones without looking and "audiojack" pops up on the screen. I go on YouTube and start watching makeup stuff. I was a video for like 5 minutes with headphones and towards the end, took my headphones off, and realize that not only is the sound is playing through my headphones, it's freakin playing loud through the speakers too. OMG. I wanted to crawl into a hole!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Battle of the Eyeshadow Primers

Ah, I've been wanting to do this post for a long time. So this is going to be a post about the different eyeshadow bases I own and how they stand up against one another. I am using my the most neutral shadow primers I have in my makeup stash (Urban Decay primer Potion, L'Oreal HIP Paint in Secretive, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and MAC Paint in Bare Canvas) and using one MAC eyeshadow in Creme de Violet.

** Note: This experiment was done on my arm and please note that eyelids are usually oily and I will share my own personal experiences about each primer at the end.

Creme de Violet. Lavender with shimmer

The Primers:

Swatches of each primer

Swatches of the e/s on each primer

After a couple hours of wear and tear. Splashed water on my arm and rubbed a towel on the swatches.

In the end, Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance are the winners!

My own review on each primer:

Urban Decay Primer Potion: This is my HG of all eyeshadow primers. It is so smooth and blends out evenly and easily across my eye area. The staying power is amazing and it leaves me with no creases all day. It also brings out the color of the eyeshadows I am using. One con is the packaging. I am on my second bottle of primer potion (the jumbo bottle!) and the first time around, I thought I was out of product, but ended up with 2 5g jars full of prime! I was amazed!

L'Oreal HIP Paint in Secretive: This primer crease on me after a few hours. This is the most neutral color it comes in and has a lot of shine. I would prefer to have a matte finish but even if it did, the staying power is not impressive. NEXT!

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly: I like this as an eyeshadow base but ONLY if I apply it with a brush; if not, it will crease. It is also feels a bit dry/powdery.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: This is one of my new loves. I have the sample and the bigger version, but I am using up the small one first. Just like I feel about UDPP, I love this primer. It's smooth and only takes one dot of product to cover the whole eye. The packaging is also great so that I don't have to cut it open to get all the product out!

MAC Paint in Bare Canvas: This is a great primer and has great staying power. BUT I hate the packaging. Squeeze a little and a bunch comes out and goes to waste. Once, I accidentally squeezed a bunch out and tried to save it in a 5g jar.. DIDN'T WORK! Dried out and not at all usable. Ugh. But I like the texture and I think it's pretty good.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment! Bye!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Posh Cosmetic Brush & Accessories Make-Up Set

In mid December, I placed an order on with Posh Brushes,(it came before the end of the month, like it said it would).I bought this set. I could have sworn that when I purchased it, it was only $89.99, but now it says $119.99 (maybe it got more popular? I heard about posh brushes online and saw (and felt) some brushes that were at Long's Drugs. They seemed to be very good quality and they were very soft!) Luckily I used a "50% off" code that I found online and that made me want to buy the set even more.

The website desribes the set as: "The Posh brush and accessory kit represents the best of the best… 16 make-up brushes, a brush wrap, a brush caddy, 44 assorted foam wedges, sponges and cosmetic applicators, a duo pencil sharpener, gel face mask, a bonus Plump'Up Lip gloss and FREE shipping in the USA!"

Here are the sponges and and wedges

Look how huge the sponges gets!

The brushes that came in the set (L-R finishing powder, angle blush, eye trio, dome eye shadow, crease, crease, angle smudge, conceal, round smudge, and top-2 kabukis)

With their little cases

The mini travel set

The eye mask. It feels so cool and nice on my eyes.

Plumping lip gloss in "Burgundy". Gives a nice tingling feeling, but not sure if it really does the job of plumping.

Swatch of Burgundy

Very sheer, hint of color and nice shine.