Monday, March 29, 2010

Benefit Boing Concealer Review

Silly Lexy! You paid $18 dollars for a concealer.  You thought you were getting a good product, but instead you got yucky stuff.  The following will be a review on Benefit's Boi-ing Concealer.

covers (70% of discoloration)
does not crease (50% of the time)

awkward finish
creases (50% of the time)
easy to contaminate
cheap packaging
screw-on lid
quantity (0.1 oz)

I can't say I absolutely HATE this product but it is definitely not a favorite of mine. Not only is it expensive for such a small amount of product, but it also doesn't perform like I expected.  This product is not "an industrial strength" concealer.  I don't really see what the big fuss is about.  I'm still trying to figure out where the "industrial strength" claim came from. performs just like almost any other concealer.  It creases, it has noticeable finish.  What's so special about this thing?

After being disappointed with the actual product and the performance of it, there is yet another issue at hand.  The packaging.  The box packaging is...okay.  Nothing special.  The product itself is made of hard plastic.  It's one of those screw tops, which can be a pain if you have a thing for losing items (like I do).  So you pay $18 dollars for boring plastic packaging...woo-hoo!! Then, you realize that you can easily contaminate the product just by using your hands or your clean brushes.  Any fiber, or dust particle on your hands or brushes will easily transfer over to the concealer pot.  It's gross, annoying, and yucky.  Why couldn't they make this a tube?  It would be easier to get the product and also more sanitary. 

Overall, I was just disappointed with the product.  I thought I was paying more for a higher quality product...but instead I just got a plastic round box with a yucky creamy substance.  I would not recommend this to anyone...unless you want to be disappointed.  *Shrugs* some people are into that! 
Maybe I'm just the one single girl that is not satisfied with any concealer.  Will I ever find my concealer prince charming?

*As usual, I purchase all my makeup.  I am not paid to write silly reviews on anything.*

Friday, March 19, 2010

OPI Hong Kong Tiny Takeout

I recently purchased OPI's Hong Kong collection, the tiny takeout version. I got the mini size because I can't justify $8.50 on one nail polish.  For $12.50 I got 3 color nail polishes and 1 top coat. Not a bad deal.  I also like that they are tiny.  I am more likely to finish this bottle than an average size nail polish bottle.  I was reeeeally liking the plum color and the blue.  The red is very generic and can be duped with Revlon's Red.  

Tiny Takeouts includes:
Rapidry Top Coat
Suzi Says Feng Shui (blue)
Red My Fortune Cookie
Dim Sum Plum (my favorite)

I'm currently wearing "Dim Sum Plum" it is a perfect shade for early spring.  It transitions well from winter to spring.  I usually don't care about "in season" colors, but this colors is gorgeous!  Anyone interested in this collection?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


So I took this photo while at my sister's and it's not too interesting.  My leg is all bent, and you can hardly see my outfit.  However, I love that my 4 year old nephew decided to create his own photo shoot after seeing me.  It was soo cute!

Gap Kids are you looking for a model?  Evan is fabulous and quite fierce.  <3

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Outfit of the Day (so obviously not today)

 Dress - Charlotte Russe
Headband - Forever21
Blue Tights - Target
Brown Boots - Target

A few of you really enjoyed my short lived videos on my "Outfit of the Day."  I have decided to simply post them here on my blog.  It's less lame than me talking to a camera about what I am wearing.  

I have a strong passion for anything nautical, so when I saw this cute dress at Charlotte Russe I had to have it! It was one of those moments.  I quickly tossed my money at the cashier and ran out of the store with so much glee.  Is it sad that I get so excited from finding a cute item?  
The dress is absolutely simple but yet so gorgeous.  I love the big buttons, and it's knit fabric so it's very comfortable.  The only thing I don't like about this dress is that it's a bit too short to wear without leggings or tights.  It doesn't look short, but it feels very short.  

Is there a trend that you guys are ga-ga over?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Harper's Ferry Feb. 2010

I absolutely love anything historical.  I have always had a passion for history and wanted to even major in it, but soon realized that there are no "real" careers in the field.  Back in 7th grade I was absolutely obsessed with Egypt and wanted to become an archeologist.  I totally would've pursued that career, but I don't like getting dirty, nor do I like being outdoors very much.  I'm not an ideal candidate!  

In my free time, I enjoy visiting historical sites.  Last weekend, I visited Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.  For those of you that don't know Harper's Ferry played a crucial role in history, abolitionist John Brown attempted to raid Harper's Ferry as a slave revolt.  Unfortunately, he was quite a nut( even if he stood for a good principle) and met his end. 

In present day, Harper's Ferry is allll about this man.  It's so unfortunate how life and history works out.  One day everyone wants to kill you, the next century everyone adores you. 

Harper's Ferry is an old town, surrounded by rich high valleys.  There is also a small river that runs past the town and even a working railroad stop.  It's pretty neat.  There are many historical homes, and surprisingly some folks still live there!
Please enjoy my chilly day photographs. 

This is a horrible photo...but it's very cool! This is where people use to store their food prior to fridges!  It was a called a root cellar.  They would pack it with ice and lots of food.   Who wouldn't want food from that hole?

Here I am, posing on someone's porch.  Haha, this is an historical home you can view.  It overlooks the church that is at the very top of the town.  It's quite an incline!  It was built in the 1800's and occasionally still opens its doors for masses.  

 Do you see the train? It's comiiiiing!
Thank you all for viewing my Harper's Ferry Adventure!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mini Easter Eggs

 My tree with mini and regular eggs.  It looks more even now, but I may have to just attack the tree with mini eggs.

This is the first year I have gotten into Easter decorations and I am pretty hooked.  I'm not sure if it's the past snow storms and the never ending winter that are making me love the lovely and lively pastels that are associated with Easter.  I purchased the above white Easter tree at Michaels and was slightly disappointed with when I hung my regular Easter eggs on the tree.  It just looked too heavy and awkward.  Thus, I wanted to purchase mini  eggs at the store but opted out to make my own.  As per my usual crafts, the following craft is super easy and pretty affordable.  

If you are interested in how I created my mini eggs please view the YouTube video clip.

thin ribbon
bamboo skewers
glue/mod podge

Estimated Cost:
$10 dollars (unless you're a crafty sista then you already own 90% of these materials-- your cost is about $2 dollars)

The great thing about this craft is that you can re-use it every year!  Why waste money on decorating eggs that will only last for a few days or for one holiday, when you can invest on some that will last?  Another perk about this craft is that it won't break! It's made from soft clay, so even if you drop it, it will not shatter or break!  Awesome!

*As usual all products were purchased by yours dearest!*

Friday, March 5, 2010

Something new on YT

So it's time I talk to you guys about something serrrrious.  I know I'm on YT talking about makeup and hopefully I don't come off as too superficial.  It's pretty hard not to!  However there is more to life than makeup.  I know there are thousands of "gurus" on YT that do makeup...but there aren't many of them that advocate anything other than cosmetics.  I mean don't get me wrong, the gurus are mainly there just to show off their makeup skills, but it would be nice to see something different once in a while.  It would be interesting to hear the big gurus talk about semi-serious issues or show more of their personalities.  Am I the only one that feels this way? 

I know there are girls out there that just want to watch their daily dose of YT makeup and that's all folks!  Personally, I'm starting to get bored with the YT make-up scene.  I'm on the search for interesting and creative girls and/or boys on YT that will inspire me and surprise me.  

If you know anyone worth checking out please feel free to leave me a comment!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chicka Chick Chick

By now all of you know I'm into holiday decorations.  I've gotten a head start on Easter decorations.  I purchased this beautiful tree at Michaels for only $10 dollars.  It was too cute to pass up.  Then my mom helped me decorate the gate around the tree with chocolate eggs, bunnies and pink chicks.  Doesn't it look adorable?  It's our coffee table decoration at the moment and for the time being, no one is allowed to take chocolate from under this tree.  It will mess up the cuteness!


The tree looks a bit awkward with the large Easter eggs, but not to worry! I am in the process of creating smaller eggs and I will have a craft tutorial up on it for all of you very shortly.