Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Paradise in Betseyville.

My apologies for a lack of writing! I've been pretty busy at school and stuff, and fashion had to take a back seat to my intellectual life for a little while there. But it's Holiday break and I've got new stuff to share! But just to start, MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY CHANUKAH! HAPPY KWANZA! HAPPPPPPY HOLIDAYS! :D

I just wanted to go through my make-up bag because I just adore it, and I think a lot of things in there are pretty useful. Maybe I'll inspire you!

1. Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets: I hate feeling oily and sweaty, so I use these pads to wipe myself whenever I'm feeling gross. The more oil on your face, the more transparent the sheet becomes. I'm sure there are cheaper versions, but these are a good type.

2. Mirror: For those on-the-run make-up fixes.

3. Covergirl Trublend Pressed Powder: It's just powder foundation, really. It blends so easily with my skin and it lasts SO LONG.

4. Sugar Eye Shadow Palette: This eyeshadow has eight different colors and it's so easy and versatile to use. The colors last a really long time too, so it's worth the $15.. but search your local TJMaxx, because that's where i got this FOR FIVE BUCKS.

5. Nars Mascara: I never bought this, my mom got it and decided she didn't want it, so I got it. It doesn't clump too much and it lasts FOREVER. But it fades after a day at school. I wouldn't say it's worth the money.

6. NYC eyeshadow in Purple Rain: It's so cheap, I thought, why not go for it? It's color lasts a long time and blends really well. I love the fact that it can be light, dark, or just a mix of everything.

7. Covergirl Trublend Whipped Foundation: It's really smooth going on, and it's great for covering up blemishes and stuff. It matches my skin so well, I use the Ivory because I'm so pale. MUST HAVE!

8. Burt's Bees lip balm: Winter sucks for lips. So when I was way younger, my mom brought home a GIANT case of these from somewhere like costco, and I took a bunch and stuck them in all my bags. Ever since, I've used this lip balm to cure chapped lips. Get the minty one for a good smell, too!

9. Covergirl Eye Slicks: I use these eye slicks as eyeliner mainly, because they go on smooth and thick. I use the black one for nights and big occasions because it's so bold.

10. Sugar Lip Gloss: I hate tacky or bold colors for lips, I always use a neude color or a pale pink. This light pink by Sugar is really sweet, and it smells good too.

11. NYC Eyeliner in Plum Perfect: I have brown eyes, so purple brings out the highlights in them. Their eyeliner is easy to use and it stays on, so I use it all the time during the day with any color.

12. Sephora Make-up Brush: Regular application brush. It's smooth and I love it :D

13. Eyebrow shaver: NOT TO SHAVE MY EYEBROWS... but like, when they're outta control and I don't have time to wax.

14. Tweezerman Tweezer: While this isn't the exact one I have, I used to have that one and it was the best one I ever used. It was sharp, and the sharpest tweezers are the best.

15. Juicy Couture G&P Roll On: My friend bought this for me earlier this year and I fell in love with the smell. I know scent is a personal thing, but this is always nice for a light, feminine scent.

That's all in there, in that tiny Alice In Wonderland bag. I got a lot of it at CVS and Sephora, but some is from TJ Maxx and it's all easy to find online. And almost all of it lasts SO LONG!

Ever heard of her? I love Betsey Johnson. She's absolutely inspirational and her fashions are positively zonky and amazing! I love everything about it, from the hot pink signature wrapping to the detailed BJ on every item. So far I have a few great Betsey pieces including:

-Checkerboard luggage bag
-Purple and Pink striped Betseyville studded clutch
- 4 pairs of tights: Basic black, Zebra-print, cheetah print, and floral.
- That absolutely DAHLING bow pendant and something similar to this, but way less expensive and different.

I got most of it for Christmas, from relatives and what not. But TJMaxx has a great selection of discount Betsey stuff, and it's mot like all last season or anything. It's actually all really cute, and there was this silver Beteyville bag I wanted but I bought it as a christmas gift for a darling friend for $40.

That's about it for the moment, I'll update more in the new year !


bri said...

thanks for the comment! yea, j.lo isn't the best actress but i still absolutely love her movies. i have them all lol. and surprisingly, she's amazing in concert.. i saw her last year with marc anthony and it was absolutely amazing.

but as for your post.. i love betsey johnson. my sunglasses are betsey, and two pairs of tights are from her.. and i have a swimsuit coverup from her and i found the most adorable necklace from her. i think i have some other stuff from her as well but i just can't think of it at the moment.

Squishybubble said...

I became absolutley addicted to chapstick when I started using Burt's Bees. Now I use one from Blissworld.com and it is fantabulous!
I adore Betsey Johnson. I sadly have not purchased anything by her, though!