Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mini-Haul, EOTD

Yesterday I had to get some new stuff! I finally opened a Sally Card too! Here's a couple pictures of my mini haul. I'll get started on my hair dye rant later... The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion was something my mom got me. :) She was in Chicago the other day and I BEGGED her to stop at Sephora and get it for me. I was so happy she actually did! She made me laugh when she got back, talking about the brands- "Have you ever heard of NARS?" No mom, I only live and breathe makeup... haha. Anyhow! At Target I picked up a set of 3 elf lip glosses for $3. I REALLY like the colors, and they have a really sweet, almost candy-like smell to them which I like. Some people would probably not like the smell, but it's good for me. I also got whatever that straightening stuff is on the left just because it was 50 cents... worth trying out for that cheap. I also got Nina Ultra Pro polish in "Purple X-ing". Here's a link to a picture, I haven't tried it yet. The other polish is Orly's Iron Butterfly, and here is a picture of that. I realized how much people's blogs influence me, I wouldn't have grabbed either of those colors if I hadn't seen them in blogs. I thought the bottle of the UDPP was really pretty, so I decided to do a look based off of that. What I used: Pixies, by Hi-Fi Cosmetics (inner lid) Reasonable Insanity, by The She Space (outer lid) Shroud, by Detrivore (inner lid corners) londondungeon, by Aromaleigh (eyeliner) Revlon eyeliner in Very Violet (waterline) Jemma Kidd eyeliner in Fashionista (below waterline) Voluminous by L'Oreal mascara Lancome Juicy Tubes lip gloss in Spring Fling I painted my nails when I got home, using "For Audrey" by China Glaze. Unfortunately, it is a plain matte, and I suck at doing my nails, so you could see every little uneven spot on my nails. I ended up taking it off. I need glitter to hide my bad nail painting! Now on to my RANT... I wanted to dye my tips a bright purple. This purple, called Not So Shy Violet, by Beyond the Zone. They should have just called it Not So Violet. True, I didn't use bleach first, but I've gotten bright red in my hair before, and it showed up just fine without bleach. The bottle was so blue, I should have known the color wouldn't turn out right. My tips are not violet, not even a blue-violet, but a blue-gray so dark it looks black in most lighting. NOT the bright purple I was hoping for... T_T What a waste of money. But since my hair is so much longer than I normally keep it, I'm just going to have my friend cut my hair for me in a couple days so there's no dye left. I can't wait for my paycheck this Thursday so I can get more stuff to review! Also, here is the link to a blog you might want to check out. Since there are 8 nights of Hanukkah, there are 8 nights of beauty contests with awesome prizes! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is getting pumped for Christmas!


  1. Unfortunately, with colors like that you must lighten your hair for it to show up, unless it specifically says it's for dark hair. Beyond the Zone is so terrible even if you bleach your hair. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with it, though. :(

  2. For a semi-permanent color go with Manic Panic at Sally's Supply. For permanent, go with Raw Color at Hot Topic.

  3. Thanks for the advice guys. Once my hair gets longer now that I cut it all off where the dye was, I might want to try it again. My friend's sister is getting her cosmetology license and she said she would do it if I wanted. :)