Thursday, April 17, 2014

Miss Maskcara HAC Foundation Review + How-to Pick Your Contour Shade

Hey guys! Join me for a review of Miss Maskcara's HAC Foundation. If it doesn't work for you, like it didn't for me (my skin is just too bad! Argh!), stick around and I'll tell you how to find your shade for a natural, daytime contour look. You can use this technique or the previous natural contour tutorial I posted for every day contouring. Enjoy!

Miss Maskcara:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

TonyMoly Egg Pore Primer & Cat's Wink Mascara Review/Demo

I'm finally back from moving for the third time in like 4 months! And I bring you a review on TonyMoly products - an excellent Korean line for broke beauty divas to try. Hear my thoughts on TonyMoly Egg Pore Primer and TonyMoly Cat's Wink Volume Mascara!

You can find them both here:

TonyMoly Egg Pore Primer

TonyMoly Cat's Wink Volume Mascara

Also, meet my new rescue kitty, Miss Blue, who makes a surprise cameo appearance! 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Revlon 3D Volume vs Covergirl Bombshell Mascara

I try a Covergirl mascara - the new Covergirl Bombshell Volume - for probably the first time in my life and test it side-by-side with my current favorite mascara, Revlon Photoready 3D Volume. See the difference and hear my thoughts!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Drugstore Mascara Round-Up: What's Good & What Isn't!

On a recent mascara kick, I splurged on a bunch of mascaras to give you guys the low-down on what is worth buying and what isn't!

Mascaras listed in order from worst to best (in my opinion):

Maybelline Great Lash Big
Flower 3-in-1 Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara
ELF 3-in-1 Mascara - Lengthen, Define, and Volumize
L'Oreal Lash-Out Butterfly Mascara
ELF Lengthening & Defining Mascara
Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara

My favorites are the Revlon Photoready 3D Volume, which is a dupe for Benefit They're Real mascara and the ELF Lengthening & Defining mascara, which made me look like I had baby-doll lashes.

Also previewed is my new set of StyleMaster buffing brushes that I will be reviewing soon! I got them on eBay from here: 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Quick Update

Well, guys, I have posted a quick update explaining why I haven't reviewed or done any tutorials in so long. Turns out the "new roomie" I referenced in my previous DIY Cascading Hangers post wasn't so great after all. See below!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Double Your Closet Space: DIY Cascading Hangers

For those of you who read my previous entry, you know that I have moved! I now have a roomie, which is great cost-wise when it comes to saving money and making new friends, but the downside is that I had to condense my life from a full apartment on my own to a room and shared storage space with someone else. 

One of the biggest adjustments is that I had a bunch of closet space and two bureaus (I used two separate closets for clothes - though, in my defense, they were not very large closets, and all together the bureaus really only had 6 drawers), so - as you might imagine - I had to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to maximize my space. Luckily for me, my librarian tendencies make me hyper-organized, so I decided I needed a cascading hanger, like this:

The downside was that they would not fit over the dowel in my closet and they cost a little more money than I wanted to spend. Then I read a tip on Amazon from someone who mentioned using S-hooks and some chain to make a DIY version. Well, quite frankly, S-hooks are too small for the dowel in my closet, as well, so my boyfriend and I went to Home Depot and put our heads together for a solution.

So this is what I did for four cascading hangers that fit my closet that only cost a total of about $12, including taxes! If your dowel comes out of the wall (mine is actually non-removable, so it cost me a little extra), you really only need the little clamps that I bought for this project. 

You need:
  • Four metal loops that will fit around your dowel/closet rod (about $2.98 for a pack of two, I think); this is optional if you fit them over your hangers, as I did upon realizing my dowel was not removable, so you can potentially save even MORE money!

  • Little clamps for your chain (mine were $0.98 each)

  • 4 foot-long lengths of chain that will fit your hangers (I chose a sturdy chain that was $1.12 per foot)

Simply hook the clamp through the metal ring, like so, and then slip the chain through the clamp. Alternatively, if you bypassed the metal rings, you can just slip the clamp through the chain and around a supporting hanger (I recommend one with a metal handle):

Then you hang in your closet, cascade your hangers as you would with a store-bought set, and voila! You have your own DIY cascading hangers! And, if you forgo the metal rings, your project will get you four cascading hangers for $8.40 or less!

They work a treat. :) Forgive the mess - haven't fully finished unpacking!