Friday, July 29, 2011

my first giveaway!


 
giveaway time!
hey everyone it’s tiffany! so the much anticipated and promised giveaway is finally here!
since this is my first giveaway it will be kind of small but i do hope you guys understand. the makeup products i will be giving away are some of my favorites! i will eventually have bigger giveaways but for now since it’s my first one i will have a small one and see how it goes. 
so here are the items:
1. eos lipbalm in honeysuckle honeydew. this is my favorite scent out of all eos lipbalms and it tastes amazing!
2. bourjois paris smoky eyes trio eye shadow. this is REALLY pigmented (urban decay comparable) and it’s great for all the people (beginners or professional)
so this is it! after the winner is announced if i feel like it i will add more cosmetics products to this giveaway! this giveaway will last till august 12th and it’s open internationally. all you have to do is comment on this post, follow me on this blog, and if you have tumblr, follow, reblog and like my giveaway post (if you don't have tumblr it's fine). i will be choosing randomly and i will contact you if you won.
good luck!
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

nail tutorials!

hey everyone this is tiffany!
so i've made two tutorials on my tumblr blog
one is galaxy/space nail
and
one is summer nail art.
if you're interested, please go to my tumblr site
ardentlymakeup.tumblr.com
thanks!
ardently makeup

Thursday, July 21, 2011

revlon beyond natural blush & bronzer

packaging- 4 out of 5
pigmentation- 1 out of 5
would i buy this again? no
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hey everyone this is tiffany! today i’m going to talk about revlon’s beyong natural blush & bronzer. initially i was really excited about this product because of the rave reviews i saw on makeupalley and how 70% of people would repurchase it. i thought that was a lot of people so i thought maybe this will work for me. unfortunately the product is too natural. when i used my angled blush brush and swiped it once on the bronzer side, nothing came out. so i tried it continuously and finally SOMETHING came out. but what was really disappointing was that when i put it on my face, nothing but shimmers came out. i must say that it might have been because my face is not as light as some other people, but i do wear bb cream and usually that sort of helps my skin become lighter…? anyways the same thing happened to the blush. they are terrible in terms of pigmentation. i gave my sister this to try out and she also didn’t like it (she has lighter skin color) and told me that only when she put TOO MUCH did her friends ask her if she put on bronzer and blush. *too much as in spending approximately 10 minutes to get the bronzer and blush on. maybe i might have had a defected one, but i’ve also seen reviews on makeupalley saying how terrible the pigmentation was, so i know i’m not alone.
in terms of packaging, i’d say it’s okay (suits my taste). i do like the fact that it’s blush and bronzer combined which saves a lot of money (if it were to work well) and while some people might not like it, i like the fact that this doesn’t have a mirror. sometimes i just don’t get why tiny eye shadow compacts have little mirrors. majority of us who put on makeup have vanities so i don’t think it’s a big deal that it doesn’t have a mirror (but it does seem a good idea if you want to touch up on makeup at work or etc.) but overall i do like the packaging it looks cute.
overall, would i buy this again? no not really. usually even when i do not like a makeup product i try to use it as much as possible, but this is really not the case. i wouldn’t really recommend this product but if you are interested in it and have the FAIRest skin tone, then yeah sure try it out and tell me what you think about it. hope this was a helpful review. if you liked it please follow me for more and reblog or like this post. if you have any questions please ask me on tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
happy blush/bronzer!
ardently makeup

kate lipstick nd in be-4

pigmentation: 5 out of 5
packaging: 5 out of 5
would i buy lipsticks from them again? yes!
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hey everyone it’s tiffany! today i’m going to do a review on kate’s nude lipstick i told you guys about in the previous post on red lipstick. this lipstick is actually my very first nude lipstick because it was really hard for me to find a drugstore brand lipstick. now, kate is, i believe, a japanese cosmetics company (correct me if i’m wrong) and they have four shades of nude lipsticks. i have with me BE-4 which is the fourth one (but not the darkest… which is weird). BE-4 is a nude lipstick with a tint of pink which is usually not that visible. 
i really LOVE the packaging of the nude lipstick because it’s really sleek and small. when i put it in my clutch when i go to school dances or parties, it just looks great inside the clutch. 
i would buy kate lipstick if i were to buy more because i just love the packaging and i love how it glides on after first try. if you cannot afford expensive nude lipsticks, this is a great alternative!
i think this covers everything… i do get lots of compliments from people whenever i wear this nude lipstick so i personally love this! if you have any questions or comments please ask on my tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
if you found this helpful then please like this and follow me. if you find other drugstore or affordable nude lipsticks please let me know! i would love to try them out!
happy lipstick!
ardently makeup

bourjois sweet kiss lipstick in rouge sur mesure

pigmentation: 5 out of 5
packaging: 5 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes!
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hey everyone this is tiffany! today i’m going to talk about a red lipstick i have with me (next time i will talk about nude lipstick, so stay tuned) from bourjois cosmetics. i have color called rouge sur mesure and it’s a very true red and probably the only true red i found in a drugstore where i found it. the packaging as you can see from the picture above is very sleek and it’s one of the things i really like about this lipstick. as you can see from above, the silver circle on the purple box is what pulls the lipstick out. by sliding the silver circle, the lipstick easily pops out. 
this is actually one of the items i’m thinking of giving out as a giveaway item but i’m still deciding. the picture really doesn’t do this lipstick justice because while the picture shows the lipstick in pinkish red, the lipstick is actually a very true red as i have stated. i think red lipsticks are one of the essentials for girls to have because it creates a really vintage yet sophisticated vibe to your makeup. if you do put on red lipsticks, it’s best if you tone down on rest of the makeup (eyes, for example) to really accentuate your red lips
bourjois cosmetics also has other lipstick colors with other packaging besides the purple. they also have excellent (very pigmented) eye shadows so do check it out! their cosmetics are reasonably priced and they have great variety of mascara and eyeliners (their eyeliners are probably one of the BEST eyeliners i’ve seen. will definitely do a review on one of them!)
hope this was helpful! if you have any questions ask me on tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com follow me for more reviews and tutorials and baking recipes! 
happy lipstick!
ardently makeup

coastal scents 88 palette

pigmentation: 4 out of 5
color variation: 5 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes!
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hey everyone it’s tiffany! so today i’m going to talk about coastal scents 88 original palette. i know that people on youtube already did loads of reviews on this specific product, but i would like to add on and talk more about it!
so i bought the original matte palette last year and have been using it since. the palette has a lot of color variation which i think is one of the pros of this palette. also, if you use it with a primer, the colors are so pigmented and lasts for a considerable amount of time. 
i think the downside of this palette is the brushes that are provided. they’re really not great but considering the price you paid to get 88 colors of eye shadow, you just have to bear with it. 
i highly recommend this palette if you’re tight on budget but still want to get good eye shadows or you simply want to get lots of colors for less money. this is really great for makeup beginners!
hope this was helpful! if you have any questions please email me at
ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
follow me for more reviews, recipes and upcoming giveaway (i basically have an idea of what i want to give away so stay tuned!)
happy eye shadow!
ardently makeup

Saturday, July 16, 2011

sigma beauty!

hey everyone!
check out sigma beauty here
if you purchase over 30 dollars, you’ll receive a free gift! :)
products i would like to recommend you guys are:

the bare palette. i think it’s the best of the bare flare and dare palettes simply because the neutral tones makes it work for every skin color.

dry’n shape system. i personally think instead of buying a brush set with the brush rolls, it would be better if you buy this dry’n shape roll with the brush set without the brush rolls. you don’t really need the brush rolls and this is a great substitute for the brush roll.

cleansing & polishing tool. if you cannot afford clarisonic, you can use this as an alternative. it’s both affordable and adorable!
and last but not least,

sigma flat top synthetic kabuki f80. i’ve heard that this is the best brush of all the sigma brushes! it gives you an airbrush finished look to your foundation. it’s dense and durable!
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so do check these products out! remember if you purchase over 30 dollars, you get a free gift! i’ve heard great things about sigma beauty so if you are tight on budget sigma is a great alternative!
hope this was helpful. if you have any questions or comments email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
like this post and follow me for more product reviews! i hope you found this to be helpful!
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hey everyone!
check out sigma beauty here
if you purchase over 30 dollars, you’ll receive a free gift! :)
products i would like to recommend you guys are:

the bare palette. i think it’s the best of the bare flare and dare palettes simply because the neutral tones makes it work for every skin color.

dry’n shape system. i personally think instead of buying a brush set with the brush rolls, it would be better if you buy this dry’n shape roll with the brush set without the brush rolls. you don’t really need the brush rolls and this is a great substitute for the brush roll.

cleansing & polishing tool. if you cannot afford clarisonic, you can use this as an alternative. it’s both affordable and adorable!
and last but not least,

sigma flat top synthetic kabuki f80. i’ve heard that this is the best brush of all the sigma brushes! it gives you an airbrush finished look to your foundation. it’s dense and durable!
— — —
so do check these products out! remember if you purchase over 30 dollars, you get a free gift! i’ve heard great things about sigma beauty so if you are tight on budget sigma is a great alternative!
hope this was helpful. if you have any questions or comments email me at 



ardentlymakeup@gmail.com

like this post and follow me for more product reviews! i hope you found this to be helpful!


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