Monday, May 30, 2011

Maybelline Line Stiletto VS. L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense

When it comes to drugstore liquid eyeliners, there are a specific 2 that always seem to be the favorite choice among many in the YouTube & Beauty Blogger communities. When I first wanted to get into this type of product, I wasn't sure which route to go so today I'd like to share with you my opinion between the two. First though, I will start with a swatch of them side by side.

Top: Maybelline Bottom: L'Oreal ( Both 1 Swipe )

Both products are felt tipped, both products claim to be the darkest shade of black in each brand. As you can see, the Maybelline eyeliner does not come out as rich and dark as the L'Oreal eyeliner does. The Maybelline eyeliner is, however, much easier to control and create a thin, precise line with. I believe these eyeliners cost me about the same, but it is a toss up as to which I like better. When I want subtle, I go for Maybelline, because even if you try to build it up, it stays somewhat thin and see-through. If I want dramatic and bold, I go for L'Oreal. Both are great products, both are worth the money, it all comes down to what you need your eyeliner to do.

I hope this helped and I hope you've all had an amazing Memorial Day Weekend.

Much Love,
Heather Lee

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Movies Worth Mentioning: The Roommate

Click Here For IMDB Info

Adding another aspect to my blog, I'll now be doing some "Movie Reviews" of my own.

I thought it best to start off with a movie that really surprised me recently. One of my close girl friends & I decided to randomly rent a movie from Red Box last week, which I had never done before. We opted for something scary, and went with "The Roommate".

I'm sad to say that this movie seems to have gotten poor ratings because it was actually made quite well and it did keep you on your toes. It was definitely a movie aimed towards females though, I can't imagine a guy finding it "scary" but I feel that most any woman would definitely find it "creepy". It kept us saying things like "Oh my god!" and "Oh no, she's not going to, is she?!" all throughout it.

IMDB rating lands it at 4.4 out of 10 stars.
My personal rating lands it at about 6.5 out of 10 starts.

If you've seen this movie I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below!

Much Love,
Heather Lee

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sigma & Sephora Haul

Hello lovelies. I made 2 online orders last week; one from Sigma and one from Sephora. I thought I'd share what I decided to splurge on and get!

I'll start with Sigma. As always their products were nicely packaged & came within a nice time frame. I decided I'd go big & pick up the Synthetic Face Kit as well as the Eye Liner - E05 Brush. I'm extremely happy with the density & softness of the 3 face brushes, & I'm really looking forward to trying out the eyeliner brush with my gel liner.

Now onto Sephora. This was a bittersweet order for me. I placed my order late Thursday evening, and due to how far I am from their warehouse I didn't receive my order until Friday evening. Not to mention, one of the eyeshadows in one of the palettes came broken and had made quite a mess! All in all though, I love Sephora, and I will simply train myself to buy soft products in the stores when I find time to make it into the city! I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Palette, the Urban Decay Black Palette, & the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube (Original). I'll ad the picture of the poor shadow that didn't fare so well, but I won't be returning. I'll do my best to simply re-press it rather than wait 2 weeks to return and have a new one sent!

All in all, I'm very happy with my everything I got, as I did a little bit of saving as this much was a splurge for me! Hope you're all having an enjoyable week!

Much Love,
Heather Lee

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I'm a firm believer in the saying that true beauty comes from within. While I love makeup, fashion, and just about all things that are girly, I also like to take time out of those things to focus on me, who I really am underneath it all.

I believe the most beautiful qualities a woman can posess are integrity, honesty, compassion, and the acceptance of others.

I just wanted to take a moment to remind myself, and others, that each and every one of us is special and beautiful in our own unique ways. I hope you are all enjoying this lovely start to spring we are having, and I'll be posting a little more frequently as I start doing a bit more with my days.

 Much Love,
Heather Lee

Friday, May 06, 2011

Mini Sigma Haul

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you my order I placed with Sigma. I have been contemplating ordering some brushes for quite some time now, but I couldn't bring myself to order a full set when I wasn't sure if I'd love the quality or not, so I decided I would start myself off with just 3 brushes, and use the 10% discount I had seen on Holly Ann-AeRee's twitter.

Each brush was $9. To me that wasn't pricey at all seeing as how I've looked at the Sonia Kashuk brushes at Target, and they cost more money and have an obnoxious shaped handle, so I figured why not. After shipping & the 10% off I wound up paying $29.75 for all 3 brushes. Not bad in my opinion.

Onto what I got & some pictures:

How it comes packaged.
I Chose: E30, E45, & E55
Left to Right: E55 - E45 - E30

Now onto the descriptions from Sigma, along with links to the individual brushes.

Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area.

Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

I haven't used the brushes yet since they recommend you clean them before your first use, so I will be picking up some brush cleaner later today. I can already tell that the quality is definitely there though, and I can honestly say I will be ordering more brushes soon.

Hope you are all having an amazing week!

Much Love,
Heather Lee