Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NYX/OPI/Sigma Haul

Just looking at the title is already ridiculous, but yes, I've been on a buying frenzy lately! So lets see, where do I start?  My fantastic new Sigma makeup brushes?? I ordered the Premium Professional Kit w/ roll b/c I found a discount code that was tweeted during Fashion Week bringing the costly $149 down to $129... $20 off, not bad!  So I ordered it & I fell in love the second I opened the box!

Large Fluff - E50 - Versatile fluff brush. Ideal for applying and blending powder products on the eyes and face. Can be used for applying single shades all over the lid, highlighting cheek bones, and for contouring.
Large Concealer - F65 - Large synthetic concealer brush. Can be used to apply cream-based products to large areas. Also ideal for application of liquid or cream blushes.Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - F15 - Medium size tapered duo fibre brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Generates a natural look during blush and highlighter application.Tapered Face - F25 - Large domed brush with tapered tip. Ideal for application and blending of powder products, blush, and highlighter.Powder/Blush - F10 - Medium round brush with soft and natural bristles. Ideal for precise blush application. 
Tapered Highlighter - F35
 - Tapered cheek highlighter. Delicately rolls powder under eyes. The precise tip in this brush enhances cheek highlighting and contouring.Large Powder - F20 - Large paddle-shaped brush with fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable for application of powder products on face or body. Natural fiber bristles.
Tapered Blending - E35
 - Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges.
Small Tapered Blending - E45
 - Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area.Blending - E25 - Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.Concealer - F75 - Small synthetic concealer brush. Slightly pointed tip allows for perfect and precise application of cream products in small and defined areas.Flat Definer - E15 - Small, firm, and flat, this unique brush can be used to line the eyes for instant definition. Can be used with powder, liquid, or cream products.Short Shader - E20 - Flat, short, slightly rounded and dense brush. Perfect for precisely applying colors on the lid and smudging along the lash line.
Lip - L05 - Compact synthetic lip brush protected by a metal cap. Used for application of lip products such as lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balms. 
Small Eye Liner - E10 - Delivers a precise fine-line along the lash line. The length and density of the bristles are ideal for creating artistic designs.

       Sigma Makeup offers a free travel size E25 brush with this kit!

I loved it so much in fact, that I had somehow justified buying the Premium Travel Kit in Hot Pink also!  But really, I cant carry around the giant Prem set all over the place!  All of the brushes are amazingly soft & perfect for the exact purpose its made for.
Brushes in this kit:
Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - F15, Tapered face -F25, Large Fluff - E50,Large Concealer - F65, Short Shader - E20, Small Eye Liner - E10, Small Tapered Blending - E45
Again a free Sigma Makeup offers a free travel size E25 brush with this kit!

So ULTA has the fantastic 40% off NYX, Revlon, Physicians Formula & Maybelline.  I found a few NYX eye pencils to use as bases (Cottage Cheese, Black Bean & Gold) & a eye primer in I'm extremely pleased with the purchases I made, until I walked by the nail polishes & was sucked into the gorgeous new colors OPI had for the fall.  BOGO 1/2 off suckers you every time.   OPI colors are Flashback Fuchsia, Diva of Geneva, Yodel Me on My Cell, Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous & an ORLY in Etoile.  

I also made a light purchase from the MAC Villains Collections, but I'll save that for another day since its a pre-order & its not in my hands to show off!

So those are my splurges for the month!  Til next time, Stay Glamorous!  

xo, Mia

Monday, September 20, 2010

SIGMA BRUSHES!! nuff said.

So I know I'm supposed to be MsMaryKay... but a couple of days ago I ordered a Sigma Brush set since they're compareable to MAC & thats what I've been using for years.  I'm going to post a review & comparison vid with my new Sigma set & the MK brush set I have within the next day.  I will say that the Sigma set is something that "hardcore" makeup artists will prefer since there are multiple brushes & each has a specific size for the precision needed, as opposed to the 5 bushes in the MaryKay set, which is perfect for every day use.

Whos that chick

Hey everyone! I'm new to the blogging community... I recently started throwing together some youtube tutorials & wanted to give a bit more info on the products I'm using or reviewing & I thought the best way to do it was to put together a blog that could be referenced & everyone wouldnt have to listen to my constant rambling! I know I already did a intro vid, but if you havent seen it, heres a rundown of who I am & why I'm here...
My name is Mia... MsMia if ya nasty! hahaa, just playin, had to get my Janet Jackson up in there... anyhoo... I'm a 28 year old mother of 2 who doesnt believe in looking like my kids ran me over with my own car! My oldest daughter is a vibrant 8 year old that is coming into her sassiness & my younger sweetheart is a 2 year old tough girl. Funny, they're little carbon copies of my & my lil sis! The love of my life is a graphic designer & with that said, you'll always see me fitted in something that someone we know has designed or something extremely girly. I'm a girly-girl turned t-shirt & jeans girl who is finding her way back to that girly style with an urban attitude!
I recently started using MaryKay & my love for the product turned me into a consultant! I absolutely stand by the skincare & am personally testing out the makeup products & showcasing them in my vids & pics. Majority of what I use will be MaryKay, but Ive been using makeup for YEARS & have built up a pretty serious collection of other stuff too... so I may use a different product & throw it out there that I WISH MaryKay had a similar product... Who knows, maybe someone at their Corporate Office will see it & actually MAKE that product!
So, my dear readers, stay tuned for the latest & greatest on my makeup adventures & look out for my rants, raves & reviews on here & youtube!

xo, Mia