June 23, 2011

Ulta visit & a little bit more - Thursday June 23

Hi everyone. Sorry it has been a while since my last post. Things have not been going well for me in the job department. But I'm trying to stay positive.

"Nurture your soul with positive thoughts and internal happiness will blossom before your eyes" ~ Melanie Moushigian~

"Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period." Will Smith (Pursuit of Happiness)

Talking about jobs, this morning I called the Ulta store near me and found out they were hiring. I filled out the online application and went to the store late this afternoon to meet the hiring manager. I'm going to be following up with her on Monday. Now, does anyone think I was going to leave without playing? COME ON NOW! Surprise surprise, I have some more items on my wishlist.

Ulta has an exclusive Lorac 10 eyeshadow palette called "Time to Shine." A great spring and summer palette. Unfortunately it is not listed on Ulta's website. You can see how gorg the colors are from this picture.

If any of you want this, which comes with a mini mascara, run to Ulta NOW! Check out another review and picture from the great beauty blogger known as Makeuptalk.com.

I also finally tried on Lorac's 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top coat for the eyes. I saw this in Sephora, Ulta & on Lorac's website. when it first came out. On Sunday I saw MakeupGeek's review and video called Top Beach Products. One of the products is the 3D Liquid Lustre, and WOW does it stay put. Put it on top of any color shadow and it makes the color pop and sparkle. You can also use as a highlighter on your cheeks and brow bone. I would have swatched on my hand, and taken a picture, but of course my phone died :(

I have been on the hunt, for a long time, for a muted gloss when wearing a dark smokey eye. Well I finally found it! Amazing Cosmetic's Amazing Seven Lip Gloss in "Sandy." This picture does not do do the color justice.

I have seen many youtube beauty bloggers reviewing their favorite spring blushes and it seems NYX blush in "peach" comes up a lot. One of them, again, being Makeup Geek. On my fair to light skin, it is the perfect peachy/pink.

Talking gorgeous corally/peach blushes, my favorite and newest blush, is Tarte's Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in "Tipsy."

When it comes to nude color lipsticks I am very picky. (I'm actually a very picky person, but that's a whole other story). Well today the search has ended. I found a gorgeous creamy sheer nude plumy color by Smashbox called "Flawless." This lipstick will be MINE very soon, I will make sure of that!

Last, but certainly not least, we have Tarte smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze. I didn't buy it from QVC, when it first came out, because I was a bit skeptical about a bronzer being used as a finishing powder. I knew eventually it would be available at other stores for me to try. Today was my second time trying it. I wasn't too fond of it the first time. (I don't remember why). But after putting it on today, I LUV IT! I can't decide which I like more, this or my Park Avenue Princess Matte Bronzer. As opposed to a few areas, my entire face had a NATURAL looking flawless tan! That's pretty darn hard to find for those of us who have fair to light skin tone complexions.

Normally I would do a Face of the Day (FOTD) but because this picture is from earlier tonight, and I did a few touch ups, I'm calling this Face of the Night (FOTN):

Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint in "Pearl." I mixed the tint with Make Up Forever's Uplight Face Lumizing Gel in "23" (pearly golden flesh).
Lorac's 3D Liquid Lustre as highlighter on my upper cheeks.
Tarte smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze.
And a pop of Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in "tipsy."

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in "brunette."
Laura Geller eye spackle.
Too Faced shadow duo in "toasted." - the light color on the lid, the dark color in the crease, and a pop of purple, in the crease, from Tarte's 8th World Wonder Kit eyeshadow quad. I put the light pink color from this quad on the brow bone.
Make Up Forever Aqua Liner in "8" (bright purple sheen).
Mally's Evercolor Starlight Waterproof liner in "midnight" on the inner rims.
Mally's Light Wand Eye Highlighter in the tear duct.
Tarte lights, camera, lashes mascara.

Chanel Le Crayon lip liner in "nude."
Tarte's Pure Optic Moisturizing Lip Gloss in "Golden Pink" from the 8th World Wonder Kit


Anonymous said...

Hey Amy I'm so excited for you and the Ulta. I hope it works out and becomes a good fit.
Your so adorable. whats a good way to make sure i get notifications of new blog posts?

abbeautycall said...

Thank you Lynette :) I plan on eventually creating a newsletter sign up on my blog page. But till then please follow me and I always post on FB and twitter. Are you on twitter? If so my twitter name is "Abbeautycall." Sometime down the road, when MANY more posts, I will create a facebook page.
Have a great weekend.

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I'm Kelly Gould said...

I love the LORAC liquid lustre. I had totally forgotten about that until this post. I have to get mine out and use it! I too like the Tarte blush and bronze finishing clay. They look lovely on you!

abbeautycall said...

Thank you Kelly :) I'm guess you really recommend the liquid lustre. I loved the way it looked on me at the store. So sparkly. I've been getting into glitter since I went to the NYC Makeup Show (check my first post). Have a great weekend :)

Melissa said...

good luck with getting the job. you'd be perfect! have you thought about trying at department store cosmetic counters? i know you like clinique a lot. i used to love hitting up the clinique counters. my mom even became best friends with her clinique consultant. :) she hooks me up with those free gifts sometimes.
anyway, you look great! i still think you could be twins with idina. :)

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