Monday, April 11, 2011

Prim and proper beauty picks! :)

Another week ahead of us! April is going by fast! :O

One more week of papers and midterms, and it's Spring Break! Yay!

Spring Break = time to blog, read for fun, catch up on TV shows, and not do anything school-related... oh, okay, fine, I have an exam and a paper due after my break, but that's okay, haha. ;)

Anyway, enough about that... for today, let's talk beauty!

With prom and wedding season coming up (and throw in some graduation ceremonies here and there), it's time for us to emphasize and highlight our prim and proper selves.

And so, here are ten "prim and proper" beauty picks:


1. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren ($8, Walgreens)

I really like Revlon's lipsticks - they're smooth and creamy. And the colors are fantastic! There are 72 shades to choose from! And for $8, as Charlie Sheen would say, winning! ;)

2. OPI Nail Lacquer in Isn't That Precious? ($9, Dillard's or Sephora)

I think this nail polish color is perfect for prom or for the many weddings you may be invited to in these coming months. If you don't have time to get a mani and pedi, or if you want to save some bucks, set aside some time to pamper yourself at home - paint your own nails! You can't go wrong with this subtle and pretty shade. :)

3. Paul and Joe Nail Enamel in Poodle ($14)

If like me, you're wondering what the difference is between this and the OPI nail polish, then I've got some answers for you. :)

Lacquers, enamels, and nail polish are all basically the same thing - they just differ in formulation (drying accelerating solvents, thickness, etc.), but you will end up getting almost the same result. Enamels are generally expected to give a smooth or glossy appearance (maybe that's why it's more expensive by $5?).

*info from*

4. Lulu Beauty Solid Perfume in Starlet ($30)

I've heard a lot of good things about solid perfumes, but I've never really tried them myself. I love how pretty the box is and all, but I don't know if I am willing to spend $30 on this. Are you?

5. Too Faced Brightening Blush in La Vie en Rose ($20, Sephora)

Whenever I go to Sephora, I always check out the Too Faced section, but I've never bought anything from that particular brand. What do you guys think of Too Faced makeup products?

6. Lancome Tresor in Love Eau de Parfum ($55, Macy's)

My perfume is Daisy by Marc Jacobs. What's yours?

7. MOR Perfume Oil in Belladonna ($20)

Do any of you know what this smells like?
I think for $20, it's a good buy, and if you guys think it smells great, I would love to try it. :)

8. Victoria's Secret Bombshell Luminous Body Powder ($25, Victoria's Secret)

How cute is that?!
I've never tried this, but I would love to. :)

9. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Illuminator in Golden Pink ($30)

My sister uses Benefit products, and she loves them!

10. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder ($7, Rite Aid)

At just $7, I think it's definitely worth the try! :)

Have you tried any of these ten products? Thoughts?
Which of these should we try? Which ones do you want to try?

Have a fantastic week! :D

***images from Google***
***magazine scanned by Mimi, Teen Vogue (February 2011)***


  1. I LOVE two faced!! I use their bronzer and run to sephora the minute I'm out! I also love the pale pink nail poishes...need to add those to my list!

  2. Loving that OPI nail polish you picked, what a cute shade of pink! Perfect for spring!


  3. Yaay I'm off soon as well for easter break! But too much work to do =[

    Aww love that colour from OPI! <3 Really wanna try out that Benefit illuminator.


  4. I love these sweet pale pinks, and the box of the face powder is so pretty!

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Mimi!:D

    The Charlie Sheen comment made me laugh a little.:D I like red lipsticks and $8 is a good price. As for the solid perfume, I would only if it's a scent that I really love.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  6. Marie-- i have to get some pale pink polishes too! and now i really am gonna get too faced products. haha. ;)

    Ashley-- it really is such a spring color. :)

    xWHLo-- me too! tons of work to do!!!

    LyddieGal-- i forgot to mention how cute i think the box is. :)

    Marie-- hahaha, i just thought of that at the last minute. ;) that is actually a good tip, i guess i will buy one if i find a scent i really love. :)

  7. I have never tried any too faced products but they look so cute.

  8. Lynnette-- yeah, they really do! :D

  9. I haven't tried any of these products, specifically but would try all of them!

  10. i love love benefit! their stuffs are so pretty and work wonders! i use the marc jacobs perfume too!! the eau so fresh one! as well as chloe.

    have a great last week of term! :) xxxx

  11. Love that soft pink is in again for nails, used to wear it in the Eighties - with blue eyeliner - and now wearing it again!

  12. I can't say for the MOR Perfume Oil in Belladonna, but I have the hand cream and 1) it's a fantastic hydrating cream and 2) it smells wonderful.

    Good luck with the exams and papers! :)


  13. my mom wears tresor! and that pink opi polish is so cute and feminine!

  14. I haven't tried any of these myself but I have very fond memories of number 10 because my grandma used to use that powder! Glad to see it's still popular.

    I love that OPI nail polish though. Reminds me of cotton candy!

  15. Oh my goodness! I just bought and used that lipstick for an evening event. It must have been really red because that's what my babysitter said when she showed up "Wow Mrs. D, that's really red!" I'm just used to wearing softer colors, but I ALWAYS love it when I see it on other people and in print :) The nail polish is gorgeous and I'm going to have to try out that scent now! XO, Kelly

  16. OPI nail lacquer is the best. It takes forever to chip.

  17. So many cool things. Love the pink. Wish I looked good in it..though..Some great ideas to check out. I really liked this.

  18. These are all great picks! I love the color of the Revlon lipstick and the nail polish.

  19. i'm such a girly girl. the very first thing that caught my eyes were the OPI Isn't that precious? and the Paul and Joe nail enamel in poodle. ayy, i love pink!


  20. Aww don't you just love Spring vacation? ;) and things to get done during Spring vacation? :D I have only tried one stuff in the top 10 that is the Revlon lipstick, not the exact one but I am loving it! :D And I have tried solid and oil perfume and love them both!! ^^ My fave perfume now is from Body shop that I use almost everyday but my all time favorite is Bondage (I don't remember who makes it). Everyone would stop and stare if I tell them that's my fave perfume :P hehehe... Happy Spring!!!


  21. great suggestions :) my sister's prom in on Saturday...i'll give her a link to your blog to give her some ideas :)

  22. I haven't tried any of these, although, I'm definitely liking the pink nail polish!

  23. I think I would use every one of your picks, good job!!

  24. I just love that OPI nail colour! I also really like Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume; I spray it on every time I go to a department store! However my "signature scent" is Chance by Chanel.

  25. I'm a huge fan of Benefit products. I might have to try the illuminator. BTW--have you ever tried St. Tropez sunless tanner?? I want to try it, but wanted to read your review first if you had!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

  26. Ooh, I love the OPI nail polish! I am definitely trying that color ASAP! :)

  27. great picks. awesome. excited to check them out! thanks for the advice :) <3

  28. I haven't tried any of those products, but my best friend has the Bombshell powder stuff. She got it for her honeymoon.

    For perfume I use Marc Jacobs Lola and YSL Parisienne

  29. I happen to have a wedding to go to in a few weeks, I will have to try out the OPI nail polish shade

  30. I can't wait to go to the States and buy some cheap makeup! It's so expensive here in Sweden.

  31. I love 2 and 3, they are such pretty colors.

  32. yaaaay spring break - but not for me =( gotta work. Anyway love the color of the OPI!

    new post: Impression | Springtime:&
    follow me

  33. I like the OPI nail polish color - I'm going to have to check that out!

    Good luck with your midterms and papers!

  34. both of those pink polishes are super cute. that's one thing i definitely loved about being in school--having spring break, summer break and winter break!

  35. Happy Tuesday Mimi Girl! Yay for your up coming Spring Break :)
    I have never tried Too Face, love the fun packaging tho'!
    Have a great night sweet girl!
    gi gi

  36. Those are such pretty colors and containers. I love it.

  37. I used Tresor for a while, but found it rather strong

  38. I adore the shade of the OPI nailpolish. Perfect for spring. Happy day, sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a charming necklace GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in:)

  39. O.P.I. has the best seelction of nail polish that I have ever seen.
    I love Benefit and Too Faced products. They are fantastic!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  40. too faced has some really nice make up, and I just loveee OPI, they're a bit steep in terms of price but gosh I love the colors and Gaga uses OPI in her music videos haha

  41. So true that time flies. Gosh, it's almost midyear already before I even realize it. Thanks for the beauty products inspiration!

  42. hi everyone! thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! i will be visiting your blogs tomorrow, and answering questions that some of you asked me. good night! :)

  43. Lovin the Revlon lustrous lipsticks too, I’m gonna have to try siren.

  44. Dizzy-- i think it's a nice color. :)

  45. These are awesome! :D I can't wait for my Prom! It's going to be amazing.

    xoxo, Bree

  46. Bree-- have an amazing prom!!!

  47. indeed this is best thing i saw in my life how you write it so well about beauty
    koala baby clothing