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Everyday Makeup For Class

Now that classes have resumed (oh, winter holiday why’d you have to go so soon?), I’m back to my morning routine of pressing the snooze button 7 times in a row before finally waking up, splashing some water on my face, brushing my teeth, quickly putting makeup on while drinking coffee, eating yogurt, and then rushing out the door.  Needless to say, I spend very little time putting on makeup for class.  Still, I try to look decent (allright, decently hygienic) so that I don’t scare people away.

Here are the few products that I have found that are easy to put on and doesn’t smudge everywhere!

1. Dr. Jart+Black Label Detox BB Cream


(See my review here)

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion


The blackest black pencil eyeliner with minimal smudging ( I would be lying if I said it absolutely doesn’t budge all day, still it comes pretty close to perfection)

3. Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum



Makes my lips smooth and adds color at the same time!


That’s all folks!  Of course, when I do have a bit more time I’d add a bit of loose powder, some eyeshadow, maybe mascara, and blush.


What do you use (or don’t use) when your in a rush?



Material Detox


I Need A Doctor: Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox Review

So, I have been using Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB beauty balm for a couple of weeks now and I must say that I’m pretty impressed.  First off, let me just say that I have dry skin with a bit of acne (the joys of being 18) and this works perfectly to cover my blemishes without being cakey.  Although the coverage isn’t as great as my MUFE HD foundation, its still pretty incredible for something that feels light.  It has a pretty watery consistency, but it spreads out evenly.  Also, I’m not a big fan of the scent, it smells like a mild herbal scent and just a bit like rubber.  The worst part is that there is only one shade and although it fades out to my skin tone, I’m not so sure if this will work for all skin-tones. Also, its pretty pricy.  Its $36 at Sephora for 1.5 oz. of product.  Here is a before and after:

Photo on 11-17-12 at 10.30 AM
before (yes, that is a HUGE zit on my nose)
Photo on 11-17-12 at 10.42 AM
ta-dah!! (still visible, but a great improvement)

I live in the bay area now and I choose to believe that the fog has been doing wonders for my dry skin.  When I used to live in L.A. I would often get red patchy rashes on my skin that would last for weeks!  In fact, they didn’t really go away til I moved to the bay.  However, that being said, I have gotten more acne since I started college.  This could be due to many things such as hormones and most likely stress.

Dr. Jart’s Black Label claims to cover “blemishes and uneven skin tone” and acts to “purify and calm blemish-prone and irritated skin.”  I’m not so sure if it has actually helped clear up my acne, but it has definitely evened out my skin tone.  It leaves my skin looking and feeling dewy and radiant.  In short, this is a perfect everyday bb cream for those with dry, sensitive skin with minor acne. Dr.-Jart-Black-Label-Detox-BB-Beauty-Balm-Dr.-Jart-Renewalist-BB-Beauty-Balm-1


  • Great for dry skin with slight acne
  • SPF 25
  • Feels light and leaves your skin feeling and looking dewy, radiant, and natural


  • Only one shade
  • Smells like herbs
  • EXPENSIVE!! ($36 @Sephora)

Overall, I would recommend this if your skin is similar to mine and within your budget.  The price itself may keep me from repurchasing.

My finals are on Monday and Tuesday but I decided to take a little study break and blog (tsk tsk).  What is your everyday foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer and why does it work for you?

-Material Detox

A Week Without Credit Cards: Day 5&6, 2 Down, 8 to Go.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Not spending money on Thanksgiving was easy.  Not spending money on Black Friday was another matter.  I knew I did not need to buy anything, but with all the special sales from almost every store, I was so tempted to buy everything!  However, I was able to resist for a few reasons:

  1. My family doesn’t go shopping on Black Friday
  2. Looking at the black friday “deals” online and realizing I wouldn’t buy any of those items if they weren’t on sale (Ok, well maybe the 32 inch TV)
  3. Playing Nintendo Land and Super Mario on my brother’s new Wii U (So Addicting!)
  4. “Shopping” around the house for things that I left behind

I found quite a few items that I left at home that I could use in the next year.  First, I found a box of hair dye and since I haven’t found the time to dye my hair since school has started, I dyed my hair a dark red shade.  Next, I found an unopened box of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in No. 23.  This is perfect for an everyday foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer after I finish the Dr. Jart+ bb cream (a review is coming very soon!).  I was very happy to see these beauty treasures at home!

Another bb cream contender

In other great news, I finished the Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum.  I still have two backups of these (my favorite shade) and many other shades of Revlon Lip Butter that I will  get to experiment with for the following year. These lip butters are my favorite lip product.  They leave my usually chapped lips incredibly soft and smooth.  Most of the shades are also super pigmented with a glossy finish.  I really should add this product to my “holy grail” list as its getting difficult to imagine my lips without them!

Leaves my lips pretty and soft!

So, with that I was able not to spend money on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.  I am very pleased, but I’m a bit worried that I won’t have enough to last for tomorrow as after the plane, I have to take a train then a bus to get back to school.  In any case, it shouldn’t go over budget by more than a couple dollars…I hope.

Did you go Black Friday shopping, and if so, what deals did you find?

-Material Detox