Sunday, August 28, 2011

Born Pretty - First Look

So a few weeks back I was contacted by a PR rep from Born Pretty about doing a review. I've not dabbled much into nail reviews as I had to stop painting my nails and such because of health issues for a bit. I just recently started playing around with my nail polishes again so I figured why not.

I've been interested in the nail stamping so I decided to get the Hello Kitty plates/stamp kit. This is just a first look so I will have a review up soon.

It was wrapped REALLY well as far as cushioning goes.

They were kind enough to include a coupon code for my readers, valid till Dec 31st 2011

Disclaimer: Products in this post were sent by the brand or their PR department for potential review or use. The Crow and the Powderpuff does not guarantee reviews, and strives to be completely honest with my readers. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette - Limited Edition

I've been mulling  over if I actually wanted to get this, I have all the Book of Shadow palettes so far but I never use them. After much thought and the husband telling me to get it along with the fact he got some gift cards from points he had somewhere so it is virtually free, I decided to stop into Ulta and pick it up.

This palette is apparently selling out places quickly (I first checked on with no luck, then I looked for it at again with no luck) you can still find it on though still. When I went into Ulta they only had 11 left with non in the back. I'll have swatches and a review of this soon, for now though I'm putting up the packaging pictures.

Note: the packaging is mirrored almost so yes you can see the trees/window. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How To: Depotting Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils

So today I stopped at Michael's craft store and picked up some containers to depot my Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils. I decided to do this because a few weeks ago I went and sharpened one of them and the whole tip broke off of it and wasted a TON of product.

I loved the pencils but I prefer to save the mess and waste that you get when sharpening, plus this way it's like a Paint Pot and I can just dip my brush in and get a little product out at a time.

Note: Forgive the occasional sniffling and heavy breathing, I've been suffering from really bad allergies the past week or so. :(

If you guys would like to see more videos on how I do certain things feel free to leave a comment requesting it and I'll see what I can do. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

*****CLOSED****** End of Summer Giveaway!!!

I will be publishing the winner of this giveaway shortly and they will be e-mailed to respond so keep an eye out for a new post! :)

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DO NOT make a post saying enter me... just follow the rules above and make sure you do them all to avoid being disqualified.

This giveaway is U.S. and International and you must have your parents permission if under 18!

Giveaway ends September 25th, 11:59pm EST comments after that time/date will be not be valid.
Good luck everyone!! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nyx Soho Glam Collection Palette - First Look

A while ago (back in February to be exact) I got the Nyx Soho Glam Palette, of course I set it aside and forgot to post on it. Anyway I'll have some swatches of this and a review soon, I got this off Hautelook on sale so it was only $18 at the time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inglot Cosmetics - Review

So I'm sure that most everyone has heard about Inglot, there aren't many gurus who haven't blogged or youtubed about them. I have been waiting to make an Inglot purchase for months and I finally got the chance to do so thanks to my parents who gave me some birthday money to spend.

It was tough narrowing down what I wanted to get as they have a ton of selection from every aspect of the rainbow. I don't own a lot of matte shadows so I really wanted to get those. Although once I ordered I found I only got 4 out of the 10 in matte finish.

I was torn because I wanted to try some of the gel liners, lipsticks, blushes... well pretty much everything. Unfortunately right now funds are tight and I don't foresee getting a chance to do another order anytime in the near future so I had to go with eye-shadows because those are what I use the most. I own a ton of MAC gel liners as is although I am curious because people are saying they are as good if not better.

It came in the standard shipping box with the company logo printed on it.

Everything neatly bubble wrapped inside.

Included with my order was a sample of the Inglot Cream Foundation.

The palette is very sturdy and slightly weighted, the lid is held on by magnets.

 Swatched over UDPP.

 Swatched over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

Swatched over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

Price: $5.00 for the freedom system square shadows 2.3g - 2.7g , $7.00 for the freedom system square rainbow shadows. Freedom system empty 10 palette $10.00.

Pros:  The shadows are very pigmented, there's a wide range of colors, the price is reasonable, and you get a good amount of product. I do like the sturdiness of the palettes and the way the lid stays on tightly. I do like the fact I can see through the lid enough to see what shades I have. The customer service was polite when I spoke with them to order. The shipping was quick, I ordered by phone 08/15/11 and I received them by 08/18/11 (note: they were sent Fedex so other shipping may take longer).

Cons:  The website has no description of the colors. The shadows are difficult to get out of the palette due to the magnets being strong and it's easy to dent the shadows if not done carefully. People show that you are supposed to be able to use the lid magnets to remove the shadows but mine doesn't work and I tried all four corner magnets and even flipped the lid. Some shadows look like they are swatched even when new (I think this is because the top of the plastic packaging presses against the actual shadow during shipping, not a big deal though as long as it doesn't damage the shadows). 

Would I order again: Definitely Yes! Regardless of the packaging (although it would be nice if they made some kind of tab or something for easy removal or even an extra magnetic piece that would allow for easily removal) I find the products to be on par with MAC shadows.

PRODUCT : 10/10
TEXTURE : 10/10
PRICE : 5/5
Do you any Inglot? What's your favorite product(s)?

Faerie Glen - Makeup Tutorial

I was up pretty late doing this look, I had some trouble with it and it's a little messy but I figured I'd still upload it because it does show the technique for it at least. My lashes were also being terrible (I think the Duo lash glue has gone awry or something) so you might notice the ends coming loose in it. :(

This is the look I wore to my wedding reception (I actually regret not wearing it for my wedding especially since I paid someone else to do my makeup that day since I wanted to be pampered and the girl didn't even use a primer so it creased within a the hour!"

Glamour Doll Eyes Primer
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Sugarpill Lumi
Fyrinnae Optimism
Fyrinnae New Moon's Light
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner in Zero
Illamasqua Cake Liner in Mislead
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

Nars Blush in Orgasm
MAC Face and Body Foundation in White
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15
MAC Set Powder in Invisible

MAC Lipgelee in Shift to Pink

Mac Cosmetics
Urban Decay

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inglot Cosmetics - First Look

So Inglot is currently all the rave in the beauty blogging/youtube world, I've been wanting to try them out but we've been saving funds currently do to a possible loss of income. For my birthday my Mom gave me some birthday money and I decided to purchase a few things from Inglot.

I'll have a more in depth review on these but for now here are some teaser pictures.

I separated them by finishes, so it's pretty random and one I accidentally dropped in the wrong spot and am still working on removing it without denting anything. In case you haven't noticed by my shadows picks... I REALLY love blues.

Glamour Doll Eyes Upcoming Primer

So I ordered a sample of the upcoming Glamour Doll Eyes primer, I was curious to try this out and there were only 20 they were selling out to get more feedback on it.

I'll be trying it out over the course of the weekend and let you know what I think, I'll also be doing a few swatches to compare it with UDDP. I can say from the first look at it that it doesn't have any kind of smell to it really. I haven't felt the texture yet but the true test is the wear since I'll be out house hunting for 5+ hours today in semi hot weather.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Azure Dream - Makeup Tutorial

So I finally decided to actually do a video tutorial where I spoke (o.O) , so forgive if I stutter, or somehow embarrass myself!

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
MAC Cool Heat
MAC Sea & Sky
Sugarpill Lumi
Glamour Doll Eyes Recruit
Wet N Wild Brulee
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Lash Specialist Mascara 

MAC Blush in Tippy
Pur Minerals 4-1 pressed mineral makeup in Porcelain 

MAC Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish

Mac Cosmetics 
Urban Decay
Pur Minerals

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nyx is on HauteLook 40% off!

Nyx Cosmetics is currently on sale at HauteLook for discounted prices go check it out!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

May the Fourth be with You Giveaway Winner!

So it's taken me forever to do this mainly because of the fact I've had a bunch of family stuff as well as pet stuff happen, finally the waiting is over (I'm sorry it took me so long but life happens! I'll make a form next time so I can just click and the winner is picked automatically next time!).

So I had 400 entries this includes the multiple entries you all could get:

Congratulations to macismycrack!!

As a side note all your extra entries are in there but I used List Randomizer to mix it up and make it more fair as this was a large prize giveaway.

Don't worry if you didn't win this time I plan to have more giveaways in the future (when life calms down and funds are restored again) so keep an eye out for them! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dollipop my Royal Sugar Look using Sugarpill Cosmetics

 I did this look a couple days ago and wanted to throw it up (I was going to do another look but I'm really sick currently so that will have to wait a few more days for anything else).

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
MAC Plummage
MAC Silver Fog
Sugarpill Royal Sugar
Sugapill Dollipop
Sugapill Tako
MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating
Urban Decay 24/7 liner Zero
Illamasqua Cake Liner in Mislead
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

MAC Blush in Tippy
Pur Minerals 4-1 pressed mineral makeup in Porcelain 

OCC Lip Tar in Anime
Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Poison Absinthe Look using Sugarpill Cosmetics.

So for my birthday today someone had gotten me a new Sony camcorder camera, so I decided to do another tutorial video to test it out. I have to say it's fantastic for quality and I'm definitely loving it, the only downfall is that it kind of fades out colors a bit more. So I've still used my good old Cannon for taking the finished look pictures.

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (lid)
Sugarpill Poison Plum (crease/outer V/lower lid)
Sugarpill Absinthe (lid)
Sugapill Goldilux (inner V) 
Sugapill Tako (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 liner Zero (upper waterline/waterline)
Illamasqua Cake Liner in Mislead (liner winged out)
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

Pur Minerals 4-1 pressed mineral makeup in Porcelain 

MAC Shift to Pink

Friday, August 5, 2011

Brows... they need attention too Anastasia Beverly Hills

So a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... I used to ignore my brows, no really I'm serious! Look, before the makeup wearing days even...

Then I discovered the wonders of makeup through youtube... and so the addiction began. Granted I loved my thicker brows, but I unfortunately never groomed them like I should of until I watched a videos... one of them being from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I'll have some reviews up shortly on what I think of the products, but here's some pictures and videos to help those who are curious about how to shape your own brows at home and tools you can use to do so.

They also offer a variety of other products (bronzers, lip-glosses, ect)

I've not tried their other items like bronzer or lip-glosses, but I definitely will have to look into those in the near future.

Do you own any Anastasia Beverly Hills products?
If so what do you think?