aikolynn: (UD - Liquid Liners)
I am a betrayer!  I never thought anything would come close to or overcome my love for K-Palette's tattoo liner...but something has.  I swore my undying devotion to K-Palette after trying their eyeliner and have praised it as being amazing (it still is!), but, oh my gosh, I have a new love.  It's by, surprise surprise, Urban Decay.  I've always loved UD products but their new (or should I say repackaged?) eyeliners are amazing.  I've already gushed about them to [personal profile] jlailin...but, okay, they aren't perfect, but what product ever is?

LtoR: Woodstock, Eldorado, Smog, Siren, Radium, Sabbath, Retrograde, Demolition, Perversion, Bobby Dazzle, Revolver
The UD liner came into my possession not by choice but by chance.  It came in my UD Book of Shadows IV after I purchased it from Nordstrom Rack last month.  Using it was purely on a curiosity basis, but it's amazing.  The brush takes some getting used to, but it wasn't terribly challenging after using a paintbrush-tipped liquid liner for over a year.

 Color payoff
 long-lasting formula that doesn't fade
 long applicator handle
 Color selection!

 The eyeliner rubs off when wet into little particles
 Need to use a primer and shadow under it for maximum stay

The two cons are the only gripes I have about this liner.  I tested out Woodstock today without any primer or shadow and it rubbed off without me knowing (truthfully I fell asleep and when I woke up it was gone.  All of it.  No traces.  Yay...?).  Generally the eyeliner stays really well, but my oily skin probably wasn't great for it.  What's nice is that it doesn't smudge, but just sort of flakes off.  This makes reapplication and cleanup a lot easier.  I had issues with my eyeliner being even when I was getting ready for my sister's wedding and being able to just rub it off and start over without disturbing my eyeshadow was great.  I did set the liner with a bit of black shadow just to ensure that it stayed the whole night and it's great.  I usually don't do that step so I'm not sure if it made a difference or not. ^^

I currently own PerversionWoodstock, and Radium but I hope to add Bobby Dazzle to my collection...and possibly Retrograde. ^^

aikolynn: (LC - Beauty)
Here are my current five favorite beauty products.  All of them are pretty amazing!

1. Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (long-winded, isn't it?)

This product is pretty cool since it has fibers suspended in a primer which thicken and lengthen your lashes.  I also noticed that I don't get panda eyes from wearing mascara when I have this on.  I wore it yesterday and after trekking across campus in the afternoon sun and panda eyes!  Even though I wear waterproof mascara, I still get panda eyes due to my oily skin (even with using eyeshadow primer)...but not any more!  I got this as a sample from Sephora, but I don't know about buying is pretty pricey at $23!

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey

I got the travel size in my UD Midnight Cowboy Junkie set.  It's surprisingly the first neutral colored eye pencil I own by UD and I find myself using it more than any of my two favorites Woodstock or Junkie.  I've been obsessed with blending it out with eyeshadow on both my upper and lower outer lashlines--such a great color!

3. Urban Decay Lipstick in Peroxide

Lipsticks and I haven't gotten along for years ever since I tried my mother's (Revlon) and sister's (Clinique) back when I was way younger.  I figured UD would be a good place to attempt another acquaintance and, boy, I do love this color!  It's actually the same color as my natural lips, but has shimmer and a nice satiny finish.  However, the price of this, $22, is also a little steep since the amount of product doesn't utilize the entire capacity of the tube.

4. True Blue Spa Super-Softening Hand Lotion with Paraffin

This baby has become a staple between my sister and I.  I also keep this size (the spa size) at my desk at work and a tube of it in my purse.  It moisturizes your hands with very little product and it's amazing if you work with papers all day.  The downside is that if you load up on too much product, it leaves an oily residue on your hands due to the paraffin (mineral oil solid).  Combine this with the TBS 60 Second Manicure Sugar Scrub and it's manicure heaven.  The tube is quite large at 5oz and retails for $18 at Bath and Body Works.  Get it on sale or after Christmas--then it's a steal!

5. Victoria's Secret Bombshell eau de parfum

I've probably mentioned this parfum more times than I ever remember mentioning any others...but it's so worth it.  I'm a total fan of citrus-based scents according to my history of perfumes (Clinique Happy, Ralph Lauren something or other--I can't remember!, DKNY Be Delicious, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom) and this one is probably my favorite so far.  According to the VS website, it's "a glamorous blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la yellow peony and vanilla orchid."  I still haven't bought the full size version yet since I've been waiting for NEX to bring in the 3.4oz size...but who knows when that'll happen.  I actually bought two travel size versions after Christmas (the last two I could find in the VS store) and they're almost all gone...sad!  I do own the body spray, but the scent doesn't last as long as the parfum's oil-base.  This is seriously on my to buy list!  This retails at $49 for the 1.7oz and $65 for the 3.4oz.  However, NEX sells the 1.7oz for $39.

Anything you've been loving recently?  I know I didn't put up a polish, but I change so often that it's hard to have a definite favorite!


aikolynn: (LC - Beauty)
 Here are a few of my favorite beauty products.
  • Face
    • Wash: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash
    • Scrub: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Scrub
    • Peel: Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peel
    • Mask: C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask
    • Primer: TheFaceShop Lovely ME:EX in Violet
    • Base/Foundation/BB: Etude House All Day Strong BB Cream 01
    • Blush: Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Peony
    • Setting Powder: BareMinerals Mineral Veil in Hydrating
    • Sun Screen:  SkinFood Tomato Sun Cream
    • Blotters: Clean&Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
  • Eyes
    • Cream: none yet
    • Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
    • Base: Etude House Pudding Dia Shadow in Pink Pudding
    • Highlight: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sellout
    • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Graffiti
    • Pencil: Urban Decay 24/7 in Junkie and Woodstock
    • Eyeliner: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liner 24h WP in Super Black
    • Mascara: Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Blasting WP in Very Black
    • Palette:  Crown Brush 88 Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette
  • Lips
    • Balm: Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm and Moisturizer
    • Gloss: Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy
    • Liner: none
    • Lipstick: Urban Decay in Peroxide
  • Nails
    • Pink: OPI The One That Got Away
    • Blue: OPI DS Magic
    • Purple: OPI DS Temptation
    • Black: OPI Black Onyx
    • Green:  China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
    • Other:  essie Over The Top
    • Glitter:  OPI Absolutely Alice and Rainbow Connection
    • Flakie:  Ludurana Trovao
    • Holographic:  China Glaze LOL
    • Frost:  OPI Not Like The Movies
    • Top Coat:  Seche Vite Dry Fast
    • Base Coat:  essie Grow Stronger
    • Remover:  SkinFood Orange Nail Remover Jelly

aikolynn: (Jihyo - Reading Minds)
[personal profile] jlailin and I talked about doing this weeks ago but I guess we forgot.  Soo....yeah, here it is.  Welcome to the messy world that is my bag.  There's usually even more things in it (books, papers, etc.) but this is what it contains at the moment.  Yes, I carry a lot of stuff. =_=;

What's In My Bag:
  1. Integrated Korean: Advanced 2 book
  2. ASAN491K reading packets
  3. Car/House keys
  4. extra Samsung phone battery
  5. earphones
  6. Clean&Clear Oil Absorbing sheets
  7. Victoria's Secret Bombshell eau de parfum (mini)
  8. Etude House BB Compact Powder
  9. Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie lip gloss (travel size)
  10. Sinus Headache pills
  11. Tylenol
  12. Allergy medicine
  13. Pill case
  14. MK sunglasses
  15. Dior glasses
  16. pens/pencils/erasers/lead
  17. True Blue Spa Paraffin hand cream
  18. wallet/clutch
  19. Dasani water bottle
  20. Milkita Strawberry Milk candies
  21. Samsung GalaxyS smartphone
  22. Ricola Orange Vitamin C drops
  23. ThermaCare neck heat wrap
Holy hell no wonder my bag is always heavy.

It's your turn [personal profile] jlailin , [personal profile] these_ordinary_days, and [personal profile] ancienthearts.



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It isn't about "like," but about "love."

When I call you, drunk, and speak of my love for you, all you have to do is listen.

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