Monday, February 20, 2012

Spectrum Cosmetics

Okay, so I cannot contain my happiness with this brand any longer. I LOVE SPECTRUM COSMETICS -- there I admit it. I've been using their products for a year now and seriously OH MY GOSH!!! Their products are gorgeous!--and work wonderfully against my skintone.

So far I only have four of their colors:
Submarine (a luxurious yellow..and I mean yellow. Not a yellow/gold)

Virgin (a beautiful white)

Fatality (a nice, bright red)

Ferric (a brilliant, deep blue)

They are true to their word with their colors. They even put a swatch of every color range with each eyeshadow. For example:

Color charts like this are really helpful when you purchase their products!

Me being African-American, it is so hard for me to get colors that hold their own against my skin tone. I have these specific colors because these were the colors I would have the most trouble trying to get to appear on my skin. Now that I have them, I don't want to lose them! The pictures below are without primer...



Comparison of Submarine and MAC Chrome. Very close in color. You may
not can tell in the photo but Submarine is actually better in my opinion.
Compare the two in person and Chrome is a much paler yellow,
And Submarine goes on smoother, I get more out of it.


Imagine how they look when I put primer on! I took these with my phone and in horrible lighting. The red and yellow are much more vibrant. Blue and white also, but the pictures show more of their beauty than they did the other two.

All-in-all I adore their products. I'm purchasing more in the near future and you guys will definitely know when they are in! Thank you lovelies, please check them out! Here is what is on my list to purchase soon:

Peacock Plume Stack

Peace, Love, and Crafts,
-Jasmine H.

P.S: I failed to mention the fact that this was an independent review. I am not receiving any gifts, money, or other benefits because I'm giving them a "great review". I just hate to see ladies paying hundreds on good quality make-up when they have a chance of getting some good grade eyeshadow for a great price!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What I've Been Up To

Hello Lovelies! So, here is a little list of what I've been doing over the past week or two:

1) Constantly listening to The Smiths, Death Cab for Cutie, and 1901 by Phoenix -- I freaked when I realized it was the song from that car commercial a few years ago. I really wanted that song.

2) Going Deco-Den crazy. These are my first two projects:

3) Going glitter crazy
                     -----I got some free denim Toms. I took a BIG risk on them. I've always wanted glitter shoes(:

4) Constantly typing papers for class.

5) Going insane over my senior piece - it's about depression now. I'm pretty sure our show will cause people to want to cry and injure themselves.

6) Constantly listening to Sufjan Stevens also..."Vesuvius

7) Missing my kitty Pookie. She died this week :(

8) Torturing/annoying my other kitty babies(:

9) Reading like a turtle! In just the last 3 weeks I've only gotten to 4 books :( But here they are (I only remembered to take a picture of one..the others are from websites!)

I just started Why We Broke Up and so far it's really cute. The other three..oh my. Such wonderful reading. So much wonderful-ness. If only my schedule would clear so I read more.

10) Adoring music during my off time. I bought some of those wooden earphones - great in my opinion. And made these:

 Cute, huh?(:

11) Taking a modern dance class.

12) Planning on working out

13) Got a give-a-way: xxMmmSoupxx

14) Broke my phone

15) Get a new one today

16) Broke my fridge..

17) Get a new one today...

18) GET TO SEE MY MOMMY!!! --- in about two mo' hours.

19) Added two new things to the shop and soon some more!

Tis all, Beautifuls!

Peace, Love, and Crafts,
-Jasmine H.