Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CHINA GLAZE: HUNGER GAMES INSPIRED COLORS
I just saw these and have already decided I will be purchasing ALL of the colors!! It reminds me of the OPI French Inspired line that came out last year, which I was OBSESSED with! I love grays, silvers, mauve browns, anything earthy and these colors look right up my ally! I will update you with pictures as soon as I can get my hands on them. Do you have a favorite China Glaze inspired line?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another FOTD! I'm on a roll!

AVON FOTD
This look is mostly Avon. My rep gave me this quad (I believe it's the True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Vibrant Spice) that she hated because the colors weren't pigmented enough. I love that she is honest with me about products she loves and hates, saves me money and keeps me coming back! I decided once I had the quad to see if I could work some magic with it. My findings were that the quad, which consisted of metallic baked looking shadows, needed a definite primer base. It surprises me how many people don't use a primer, it literally is the first step to my beauty routine, otherwise I'd be in front of the mirror all day touching up creased shadow and runny liner. YUCK. The colors are holding well with the primer, but truthfully they just aren't strong colors. They are nice for a neutral look, but don't turn out looking anywhere near as promising as the colors seem like they should. The other Avon products I used were the waterproof eyeliner, which I love, and nude blush lipstick! I have the liner on my top lash line and my bottom waterline. The lipstick is very creamy and I can't wait to try other colors! My hair has Avon in it as well, their Lotus Frizz Free Serum which I am really liking. It has a tendency to not let my hair have the blow out I desire, but it keeps the frizz tamed and smells lovely so I can't complain! Other products I am wearing include: L'Oreal double extend beauty tubes mascara and Cover Girl face powder.

Here is a closer look:
 PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

100 FOLLOWERS!

AT LAST
I have conjured up 100 Followers! Thank you all for staying tuned as I post random weekly favorites, Face of the Days, tips and more! I am so appreciative of all the comments and feedback that I have gotten over the past few months from everyone, so thanks for helping me make this more comprehensive, fun, and exciting!

So if you can't tell from  the banner... this post is to announce my GIVEAWAY! Who doesn't love a good giveaway?! Personally I love them, you get to try new products that someone recommends using, for FREE!
SoOo here is what you have to do :
 1. Post a link to my blog on your page & ask friends to follow if they love beauty, makeup, and fun!
2. Tell me what you would like me to keep blogging about 
( reviews, FOTD, favorites, etc)
3. Tell me your favorite beauty blog & why! (I'd love to follow them)
The prize pack will include anything from my favorite hair products to makeup products & polishes!! 

Just a few Brands to expect: 
Dove ( Especially the products I just reviewed)
OPI
Eco Brushes
Sephora
UD
Wet n' Wild
L'Oreal
and MORE.MORE.MORE!

The prize pack will include my favorite products to use from the start of the day to the very end!!
The contest begins now and will end on Friday March 9th at 12:00pm Eastern Time. The winner will be announced on Sunday March 11th!!
Thanks again everyone, you all are the best followers in the world!

HERE ARE THE RULES:
  1. Must be a legal resident of the United States! ( Sorry to all my readers in other countries, there is just too much liability involved with giveaway laws in other countries. You'd be surprised! I do value your support and I am glad to have you following)
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age or have your parent's consent.
  3. The promotion ends at 12 am EST time on March 9th, 2012.  Contest administrator's computer is official time keeper.
  4. To enter, please follow all steps required as specified for each entry.
  5. Once you enter you are agreeing to official rules.
  6. Winner is chosen by random.org. 
  7. Winner will be notified by email within 48 hrs of contest end and must respond within 48 hours after notified to accept the prize, or it's deemed a forfeit and a new winner is selected. Winner will be announced in a blog post as well. Upon acceptance winner will provide shipping address.
  8. Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or change any part of the promotion, at any time, for any reason.
RELEASE 
  By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold (Kristin of Meet Me on the Brightside), Sponsor, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.


Friday, February 24, 2012

FOTD... Finally!!

FOTD
I'm Alive & Back in Action!! After nearly a month of battling bronchitis, not having a computer & being a new mom (to a puppy, don't worry) I have finally managed to have a face of the day that I'm happy with!
  A few key products were part of making this face "FOTD" worthy : Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer, Coastal Scents Fall Festive palette, and Dove hair products - both shampoo and volume mousse! Here is a closer picture of my eyes, I really love that palette!
Also, I love this shirt which I got at Target for a whole $10.33! Here is a better shot, I promise there is an "E" at the end, but it looks like my armpit has decided to eat it... nom nom nom...
In other news I will be reviewing Maybelline's new Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow, Avon eyeliner, Green Tea face wash, and more. I also want to write about why drinking Green Tea is amazing for you & about an article I read in Cosmo this month about Birth Control containing hormones that cause you to be attracted to people who, without hormone overload you probably wouldn't be! I have been Birth Control Free for going on 3 years and could not agree more, once I got off of the patch & pill I was a completely different person and realized that I had been slightly mental for the 5 years or so that I was on it (sorry ex boyfriends)!! The article goes on to suggest that people should go off of their birth control before marrying or moving in because down the line, if you were ever to decide to go off, you might not like the person you are stuck with! Very interesting stuff! Only con of being off birth control for me is that my bad skin came back...womp!
PS. WE ARE ONE FOLLOWER AWAY FROM 100 !!! C'MON!! I WANT TO DO A GIVEAWAY!!
Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bronchitis blues!

Hi guys! Just wanted to give you a heads up that I have bronchitis :( So sorry I've been away all week, I promise some great face of the days and step by step eye looks when my face is ready to carpe diem again! XOXO

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Coming soon... a GIVEAWAY!!

Shortly I will have 100 followers * YAY * so, as promised, 
I will be doing a giveaway!

Rules:
1. Post a link to my blog on your page & ask friends to follow if they love beauty, makeup, and fun !
2. Tell me what you would like me to keep blogging about 
( reviews, FOTD, favorites, etc)
3. Tell me your favorite beauty blog & why! (I'd love to follow them)


The prize pack will include anything from my favorite hair products to makeup products & polishes!! 

Just a few things to expect: 
Dove Shampoo & Conditioner (I just reviewed)
OPI polish
Eco Brushes
My favorite shadows 
More, more, more!! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dove Shampoo!

Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo 


This shampoo is my new favorite! I previously used Mane & Tail, Bed Head,  Herbal Essences, Chi, Big Sexy Hair, Suave, Pantene Pro-V,  etc. So I clearly have used products from each end of the spectrum. Dove products have always been favorites of mine, but it wasn't until I used this shampoo-conditioner combo that I was truly hooked. I honestly don't know if I will try another shampoo again! 

I have what I like to call "seasonal" hair. Its great during the winter, but as soon as an ounce of humidity gets back in the air, my hair is just a wild mess. For my dry winter hair, this has brought back some shine, some volume and best of all some shape. Since the combo is so light it allows me to shape my hair and have it last all day without more than a few squirts of hairspray! Also, it smells fantastic and creates a thick lather while your washing up. Shampoos without a thick lather don't excite me, it makes me feel like its not going to work, and most times that's how I know its not going to be a good fit for my hair type. For any of you out there looking for a new shampoo, please don't pass up this fantastic option. You won't be sorry!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Erase Paste & Jennifer Aniston Perfume !

ERASE PASTE
Below are pictures of Erase Paste used only on one side of my face! 
The difference is ridiculous!

 This stuff is genius, as is the name! Erase paste is just what it sounds like, a paste that erases things! It's a thick brightening concealer that, I shit you not, could probably cover up my tattoos. It's mostly used to smooth laugh lines and make under-eye bags disappear. I had seen a few reviews about it and just thought "it's another concealer, big whoop" but while wondering around Sephora today I decided to give it a whirl. I tried Shade #1 of 3, they range from fair #1, medium #2 to deep #3. I would usually say that my skin is "medium" however, after opening the jar of fair, I noticed that it was a lot darker than most fair concealers. I smudged a bit on my palm, rubbed in a spot  and it covered a freckle completely...then started to realize that this stuff was no joke! I tried some under my eyes which already had my MAC foundation on, and I'll be darned, I noticed a huge difference! I was sold right there simply because I think my studio fix provides amazing coverage and I had never seen such a difference with any other product. I have broken capillaries in my nose so my nose is always red, and I have deep eyes and tend to get bags so I knew this would be a good buy. Plus, you actually get a good amount of product and the price isn't too bad, about $27!

JENNIFER ANISTON PERFUME
First of all, let me start by saying Jennifer Aniston is an absolute babe, I just love everything about her! I planned on grabbing a bottle of Flowerbomb today from Sephora, which was why I headed there to begin with, however, since last March the price for the 3.4oz bottle has gone from $75 to $150, to which I say, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!? I love the smell of Flowerbomb, I really do, and on top of it smelling like heaven, it covers up every smell that you don't want anyone smelling. I use to spray it in my car, on my coats, anywhere! It covers up the smell of dog, smoke, campfire, anything and everything, it was like an instant mask of flowers! So anyway, I go to the store, spray Flowerbomb on me and then realize that I like the smell a lot, but the price is a little insane. Also, you ever smell something and have flashbacks? That's kind of what happened. For some reason the smell of college drama just punched me in the face. Needless to say, the lovely ladies at Sephora helped me find Jennifer Anistons perfume. It's beachy and light with notes of citrus grove accord, rose water, jasmine, violet, amazon lily, musk, amber and sandalwood. After one spray I knew I could wear this every day! It smells warm and makes me feel calm and happy. The best part is, the biggest bottle is 2.9 oz and is only $70! What's your favorite perfume?!