Project Tryout: FOTD 4/30/15

Hi Y’all,
I just had to post a photo because I feel sensational today. You will see this in my photo below. I decided to wear some makeup today and showcase my MUFE lipstick in number 34. The color is describes by MUFE as matte light raspberry. Everyone who sees it says like a pink berry.
Here is what I wore today:
Face
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
MAC Conceal and Correct Palette -Medium Deep ( I used Burnt Coral)
MAC Face and Body in C7
MAC Skinfinish in Deep
MAC Format
The Balm Cindy Lou Manizer
Eyes
MAC Spike Brow Pencil
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Saddle
Covergirl Intensify Liner
Covergirl SuperSizer Mascara
Lips
Mufe 34
image

Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: What I got in the mail!

Hi Y’all,
I came home to a small package by the door. A marketing company sent me some Covergirl mascara and eyeliner to try out. I did not request these products. However, if you offer me some freebies, I will use them .
They sent the Covergirl New SuperSizer Mascara and Intensify Me Eyeliner by Lashblast.
The mascara is boasting 400% corner to corner volume.Hmm?
So the directions are: Start by placing the lash styler at the base of lashes ,use the flat side of the base -you will get immediate drenching of mascara.
then comb the volume through from root to tip, by the twirling and rotating while you go.Create your own style and technique until you reached super sized, corner to corner volume.
With the intensify me eyeliner says it will make cat eyes easy. Ok! The new paddle shaped tip makes a dramatic eye easy by providing control of a pencil and the intensity of a black liquid eyeliner get two looks in one. Thick and dramatic or thin and elegant.
Check out the photos below of the eyeliner and mascara. I will do a post on how the liner and mascara feel and look but my allergies this weekend were crazy.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Matte Lipstick Swatches

Hi Y’all,
I am here with matte liquid lipstick swatches. I have OCC lip tars and Dose of Colors.
So, let’s start with the liptars. I like all the liptars especially Stalker and Pagan which reminds me of Grape Jam. I also like Lydia which is a very spring summer color and Rollergirl is nice as well but does not photograph well. Both of the Dose of Colors were awesome and reminded me of a sexy pinup. The color was easier to put on than the liptars. Black Rose reminded me of roses when they are dying, it does has the deep color and looks very velvety. I love it. I could see wearing this on a date.
Lydia
Rollergirl
Stalker
Pagan
Black Rose
Berry Me

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Project Tryout:Borghese Lips

Hi Y’all,
My lips bring all the boys to yard. I wish. I received six lipstick from Borghese Cosmetics and gave two away. I am going to showcase the ones I have. The colors I will be showcasing are:
Swoon
Beyond
Escape
Dare


Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Sorry

Hi Y’all,
My last post came out prematurely. I am not at 500 subscribers yet. I am at 481. I really appreciate all the well wishes and hope that you all will be there for when I do hit 500 subscribers.
I hope this has not caused any confusion.
Ericca

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Project Tryout: Subscription Boxes April 2015

Hi Yall,

My BirchBox and Beauty Army subscription boxes came together. The Ipsy box came after both of those boxes because it always does.
The BirchBox is the prettiest I have seen so far, they had paired up with Rifle Paper Co, but looks can be deceiving because inside the box was a bust. The theme was Ready for Spring.
The items I received were:
1. Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo. Full Size $15
2. Beaver Professional Nutritive Repairing Conditioner .Full Size $16
3. Harvey Prince Hello Body Butter . Full Size $20
4. Laqa Sheer lip lube pencil in Honey Pot. Full Size 20
5. Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream . Full Size $20
Oh a bust. I didnt like the lip color even though it matched the box. I also am going to have to tweak my profile because I do not use shampoo like on a regular basis. Yes , you read right, I hardly wash my hair.Some people with dry curly hair limit washing because it just dries it out more and the tangles are very hard to manage when washing it constantly. I also have enough whish shave creams from Birch Box. No Mas!


Beauty Army sent me the sample items that I chose previously. The samples I chose were:
1. Eslor Introductory Collections (skincare)
2. Mighty Tea in Orange Dulce , Organic Spring Jasmine and Chamomile Citrus
3.Burts Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands
4. English laundry In No 7
5. N7 Lift and Luminate Day and Night Serum
6. Michael Todd True Organics Sample packets (4) In Cleanse and Tone, Hydration Boost , Creamy Body Wash and Citrus Cream Moisturizer.

I received my Ipsy Bag and the theme is Beautiful Bohemian
Julie G Nail Polish
Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum
The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude Eyeshadow single
Gallany Cosmetics Lipstick
Mullein Sparrow Mini Lip and Cheek Tint
I am in love with bag, nail polish and eyeshadow. I am a little bit worried about the lipstick and the lip and cheek tint (tints never translate well on me.)

Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Simply Deketa

Hi Yall,
My spesh Deketa who has a youtube channel called SimplyDeketa went to Imats NYC and brought me back some goodies.Thank you girl. She hates limecrime because all that crap that went down and how it was handled. Ok, so on to the goodies.
1. Dose of Colors Berry Me and Black Rose
2. OCC Pagan, Stalker, Lydia and Rollergirl
3. Lime Crime Utopia (was not bought at IMATS NYC)
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Beautiful Blogger Award

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Hi Yall,
I have been nominated by Stash Matters. I really like her blog and found her through styled with joy. Well, she nominated me for the beautiful blogger award and I really appreciate it.
With with this nomination comes some rules:
The Rules:
• Display the Award logo on your blog.
• Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.
• Nominate 7 other bloggers and say a little something about them.
• Let them know they have been nominated.

Here are my nominees:
Click on the names to go to each nominee’s site.
1. Beauty Sentinel. I basically window shop her blog since I am on project no buy for the year. I feel like we have similar taste and she gives great product reviews
2. Confessions of a Glutton.Before I fell in love with makeup, I fell in love with food. I come to thins blog to satisfy my cravings for food porn.
3. A Makeup Fiend. I love her. One, we have the same first initial and its E. Second when it comes to lipstick she is my favorite. She also does great full face makeup. Besides her name says it all if you love makeup.
4. GlitterBunnies. She is a fellow Ipsy and Birchbox subscribers. I follow her because I like the variety she has on her personal blog.
5. ThisMagsforyou. I like her as blogger. Her clean, clear photos and face of the days. She is pretty cool.
6.BurymeinRedLipstick. With a title like that who could turn away. I noticed her when her lipstick was very dark. I love dark lipstick, but not as much as red.Her blog is not all about red lipstick.
7.Fashionandstylepolice. Oh, I love to see her in my reader with her who wore it best.She does style and beauty pieces. She is also from the UK. Love her.
Check all these ladies out and continue reading my blog post, I have a lot more in store.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: IMATS NYC 2015

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Hi Yall,
I wanted to let you all know that I am sitting this IMATS out. I really am not doing it for financial reasons. Well, maybe financially, its stupid to buy a bunch of stuff and never use it. I am really doing it because this year will truly be a complete black out,no buy year. The devil is a lie , I am going to allow myself the VIB sale at the end of the year. Hopefully, I will be able to fill this year with way more empties. I would love to meet all of the east coast makeup lovers but honestly, I never go up to any makeup guru and act all star struck. I just talk to the people in line and brush over the fact that I write about makeup from time to time. I don’t hang with friends and felt like last year was the best when I didn’t go up, hang out and be on someone else’s schedule. It was awesome and a bit lonely at times but only for a brief minute and my feet were hurting so I could not complain to anyone.
Yes, I am going to miss the craziness, the long lines and the new shiny objects.
So this is how many empties I have so far for 2015 :
These are numbers:
Full size:0
Sample Size:20
Wish me luck on more empties post.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout:Paint pots

Hi Y’all,
Before I actually get into eye shadow looks I wanted to get through all the bases. This is part two which includes: MAC paint pots and Maybelline color tattoos.
MAC from left to right :
Dangerous Cuvee
Painterly
Chilled on Ince
Indianwood
graveyard 002 graveyard 001Maybelline (listed in the order photo’d)
Barely Branded
Inked In pink
Pomegranate Punk
Audacious Asphalt
Tough as Taupe
Electric Blue
Edgy Emerald
paint pots

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