Monday, August 31, 2015

Selfie Snap


I am a member of the shaky selfie club.  We can't hold the phone straight, it wobbles all around, we can never find the damn snap button, and our selfies look like we are entering the early stages of a shaking disease.

I have to constantly apologize for blurry selfies, take thirty of the damn things, and then go deleting all the ones I can't use while keeping the "ehh I guess it'll do" ones.

Enter into my world the "Selfie Snap".  You download the app on your phone, open it up, and snap away. All while holding your phone securely in one hand and hitting a button in the other.  No more "losing" the snap button on your phone, jostling things around to find where the button is, and best of all no more shaky hands! I mean, there will always be shaky hands, BUT NOT AS BAD!.

My only hangup with this little gem is I keep forgetting about it.  I go about my day and forget it's in my pocket. It also makes this terrible noise when you take pictures so if you thought this would help you with your "descrete" photos of the odd people you see during the day, this does not help that agenda.  

Go Get Selfie Snap!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

E.L.F. HAUL

Does anyone else love a good sale?
How about a good sale on already inexpensive makeup?

I have been a religious devotee to the world of E.L.F makeup, so when a sale flyer popped up in my inbox I threw caution to the wind and went wild.


Now I know this looks a little crazy, and I do agree it is, but all this for well under $50? Uh yes please.

I did give some away, and one nail polish came already dried up so that went in the bin, but I kept/love/use/will use a lot of this.

I'll do a review on some of the pieces I thought were really neat later.  

Do you guys have any E.L.F favorites?
Any extra special websites you visit to get makeup? You know, a girl can never have enough!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Forever 21 Jewelry Binge

Hi Guys! Long time no post. 
Sorry for the absence but I've been dealing with a little bout of the good 'ol blues. 
But enough of the sad stuff and onto the shiny goodies!

About a month ago I went home to see my beautiful starfish Marceline turn one! The trip was full of family and food and reflection. It also called for a shopping trip beforehand so I knew I was summer ready and full of that extra sparkle for those late night trips out.  Tenesha and I headed out to Forever 21, caught a hella good sale, and went craaaaazy with the jewelry.

Oooh
Ahhh
Mmmmm
Shiny
Bluuuuuue
Honey


As you can see I went a tad bit overboard with the nose rings.  I really want to get one but I'm still unsure if I want to make that commitment.  So instead of jamming a needle through my nose I got some faux rings to see A) If I can handle anything being in my nose like that, and B) If I still like how it looks after 5 minutes.  The answer to both of those is I still need a little more time to decide.

I got some feathers for my hair (which I didn't use because my hair was never down), some pretty ear cuffs, a gorgeous chain for my hand and a HONEYCOMB RING! (Can you tell which one I like the best?).  

What are some of the summer accessories you picked up along the way?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in L.U.V.




Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in L.U.V.

First Impression: Cute packaging? Check Perfect purple color I've been looking for in a liquid lipstick for months? Check. Kat Von D? Cheeeeeeeck

After Application:  A little patchy after one coat. A little patchy after two coats. Super duper dry and non transferable. Maybe I need to exfoliate more?

Overall: I have mixed feelings on this product.  I love love love the color.  It smells fantastic.  It's going to be my favorite winter color for sure, and definitely goes with my skin tone.  Only downside is it's a little patchy.  I exfoliate, moisturize, and still this stuff clumps up on the edges and thins out in the middle.  

Repurchase:   Honestly no.  I'd rather spend $6 on the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lippies and get 4 really awesome colors than $20 and getting a really awesome color that is patchy and clumpy.  This will definitely do for now (until the ColourPop Lipsticks come back into stock) but I can think of other products I would like to try out for $20.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Birchbox: June

I haven't done one of these babies in a while, so forgive me if I'm a little sloppy.
All the things

L. Erickson Grab & Go Pony Holder: Soft, pretty, stretchy.  The only hang up is that it will slip out of my hair like a knife through butter.  But it's a great looking bracelet!

Templespa In Good Condition Hair Conditioner: I wish I needed another conditioner but I really don't.  This will end up being my backup if my big bottle of conditioner runs out, but other than that I don't need anything else added to y hair routine right now.  Otherwise it smells good so it's got that going for it.

Templespa Good Hair Day Shampoo: It says it's best for daily use but I don't wash my hair daily. I'm worried it won't actually clean my hair (you know with the whole "safe for daily use" thing, but it smells good like the conditioner.  I still don't have a need for any more shampoo but this is in line for a backup if mine runs out soon.

Paulas Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant: Love her products, love this brand, can't wait to try this! I'm suffering from some pretty messed up skin right now so this is a blessing.

Coola SPF 50 Sport in Mango: So upset it's mango (I'm hella alergic). This will be a giveaway.

Marcelle Waterproof Eye Pencil: Blue eye pencils make me a little annoyed, kind of like pink nail polish.  Get more creative with your colors.  My "pop of color" is not blue, it's green or purple or maybe even yellow.  Other than it being a color I'm not super happy with it's still very pretty and perfect for my mother and her blue eyes.

Overall I am happy but not ecstatic about what I received.  The quality of products has definitely increased with the time I've been subscribed to Birchbox, and I understand the need to please everyone, but I would love to see more makeup. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in 01 Milan

I picked this up at CVS about a week ago.  I know I know it's not a huge length of time to have a product before a review, but when you know you know.  I know this is not something I like and I know I want to tell you why.

Wow! Look at those colors!

Oh so shiny!
Excuse me?
What even is this?!?!?!

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in 01 Milan

First Impression: The packaging is to die for.  Gold, shiny, reflective.  Everything a girl could ask for.  The price? almost $11(what?!) Is it worth it? I sure as hell hope so.

After Application:  No no no no no.  Not even two hours later and my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner was fading away.  Four hours in and the creasing was only getting worse.  After an 8 hour work day you can see what my eyes ended up looking like.  I was so embarassed that I walked around like this for hours at work, but sill me has no backup makeup in my bag so I had to endure. All in the name of... beauty? Ugh

Overall: I am so very disappointed in this product.  I knew it would be wet because of the liquid on the product when I first bought it, but I had no idea it would be this bad.  Creasing, flaking off, making my other eye makeup disintegrate.  This is okay for inner corners but that's about it. Even the under eye might be stretching it (shiny raccoon eyes here I come).  For $11 I could have bought a nice pigment which is what I would recommend that you do instead of buying this product.

Repurchase:   God no.  No amount of inner crease work will make a dent in this thing and I can't justify spending money like this on a product that makes me look like an oil slick/late night party girl.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Beginnings

So I tried it guys.  I tried to diversify my blog and ended up losing all motivation to do ANYTHING creative and just hibernated for a bit.  I stopped writing, took little to no pictures, still amassed a huge collection of makeup and things, and selfishly kept it all from you guys.

Well my dears that time is over.  I have decided that instead of trying to make one blog every blog, I would have four blogs and separate them into all of my different creative parts. Some people have four YouTube channels, I have four blogs.  Seems right to me.

First things first is this baby.  Its Poker Dollface is going to be as it first was meant to be, my beauty and hair and makeup and girly girl place of refuge.  It's where tutorials, hauls, monthly favorites, and wishlists will live,  It will be where you get to find out how I do my hair, what I use in it, and what styles I'm gushing over lately.

Next is Tell Tales Dollface. This blog will be dedicated to my written adventures.  My poems, short stories, novels, anything literature related.  I hope to post to this twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) so go follow me to keep up on the action!

We also have Lets Dine Dollface which I blame on my father.  He said I needed to get out more so expect some food reviews, some dining out (with drinks of course), and ::Fingers Crossed:: interviews with some local business owners.  So far I have a huge list of places to go and not nearly enough elastic in my waistband.

Finally we have the odd baby blog out.  It has been named LiveLoveEats and is going to be my personal blog.  My stories, my experiences, my friends and family.  I know it doesn't keep with the same dollface theme but I needed a little home away from home blog and that's what I came up with!

There ya go! A rundown of my new endeavors and a hint hint that things are starting to change in my neck of the woods.

Thank you for everyone who has stuck with me through my lack of communication with the outside world and welcome everyone on my new journey!