Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Hits and Misses 2012

Hello there my lovely Troopers!
It's officially the last day of May! I am grateful too, since I want school to be over already. But last day means that it is time for this month's favorites and hates. I didn't notice this until I wrote the post, but I have a lot of MAC favorites this month O_o" So weird.


These are the brushes I've been loving this month~
MAC 109: I've had this for ages and it has served many purposes: foundation, blush, highlight, powder.  But now, I mainly use it for contouring. It works really awesomely for that.
Tokidoki Blending Brush: This brush is terrible for precise blending of the crease. But, it is amazing for when you really want to blend something out. I love using it for when I do a neutral eyeshadow all over the lid and I want to blend it out really well.
MAC217: This is my favorite brush from MAC. I used to use it for my crease, but I started to use it for concealer recently. It works amazing! I can't believe I had never used it for concealer before!


MAC 'Eversun' Blush: This is an oldie. This was one of my first blushes from MAC and although its not a color I love, it just works really well for me. Apparently I like it more than I think because I use it ALL the time. Its a satin beauty powder blush in a soft terracotta color that works well as a contour or bronzer for me. I go rather light with this shade though. I don't want to look like an Oompa Looma xD
MAC Studio Finish Concealer: I don't love this,  but it works alright. It's very long lasting. I really just want to use it up so I can find a better concealer. Any suggestions?  I need something for acne scarring. This just doesn't really do the job.


Urban Decay 24/7 Liner 'Perversion': You probably have seen this in most of my looks recently. I really love this liner. It is so dark and smooth. It's long lasting and it doesn't smudge much on my eyes. I don't love the price, but it is well worth it. No other pencil works as well as this one for me.
MAC E/S 'Woodwinked' and 'Nylon': This month, I have gone back to using some of my neglected MAC shadows. I particularly am loving Nylon as a inner corner highlight and Woodwinked all over the lid with some heavy black liner and mascara. I will probably do a quick tutorial for that soon :)


Jack Black Lip Balm 'Natural Mint': I love JB lip balm! It is my HG lip balm, especially right now that my lips have been insanely dry and peeling. I in particular love the mint flavor one. It leaves my lips feeling really refreshed and tingly! I always carry this in my purse.
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick: This lipstick is seriously phenomenal. It is a gorgeous sheer cherry red with some coral undertones. I am so sad that this is no longer available :( MAC should bring it back!My tube is almost gone T_T



Here are two products I just...well...I just don't like them. 

 John Frieda 3-Day Straight Styling Spray
This is one of those spray you put in your hair before drying and straitening in order to keep your hair straight for up to 3 days. I have no idea if it actually works because it makes my hair feel so gross. Bleh! I can't even stand to have it in my hair for one day, imagine 3! Yep, not happening. I'll try it again, and we shall see what happens.For for now, I hate it.

Rite Aid Renewal Makeup Removing Wipes
So these are "gentle"? Yeah, I don't think so. These stung my eyes so badly, and I didn't even place the wipe super close to my eyes. How does that happen???? They are okay at removing makeup but not worth it if they sting my eyes so much. For now I am just using them to remove the makeup on my hands when I swatch makeup for my blog. Better than throwing them away at least xD

What are your Hits and Misses? Have you tried any of the products on this post?
Thank you for reading =3 See you next time!


  1. Shame you hate the John Frieda hair thing, I absolutely love it !! My hair is very curly naturally and now this product is one of my Holy Grail ! My hair is very dry so maybe that's why it doesn't get greasy or else after I apply this. But it makes it SO MUCH easier when I'm feeling like straightening my hair !!

    xxx Vee

    1. That is so weird. I actually just tried the John Frieda spray again. I like how it makes my hair look. It does make it really straight, especially because I also have very wavy and thick hair. I don't have particularly greasy hair either, it just makes my hair feel weird. Like, sticky. Idk. xD Lol. Just weird.

  2. The Tokidoki Blending Brush is so cute!! I'd actually buy it purely on that motive!

  3. eversun blush looks soooooooooooo good! what a pretty color


  4. Awesome post! I've been wondering about that John Frieda straightening spray. I'm a little turned off of it now... haha

  5. I am kicking myself for not buying like 3 backups of Viva Glam Cyndi.


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