July 30, 2014

Introducing Mrs. Dollface!

Hiya dollfaces!

I know long time, no write!  But I am still alive and kicking!  And LOVING makeup!!  I thought for my first post back I would catch you all up on the goings-on in my neck of the woods and what's in store for anniedollface. 

First things first... life is great!  In the last two years I met the man of my dreams...
 
 
Became a mama to the puppy of my dreams...
 
 
Became engaged...
 

 
and planned the wedding of my dreams...
 
 
 
With the pieces of my life falling into place I can get back to what I love and that is blogging. 
 
I am giving my blog a makeover (ironic) and will be back and badder than ever! 
 
I missed the blogging community so much!!  I still work in the beauty industry and I look forward to giving you news, reviews, comparisons, swatches... the whole nine!
 
Let's do this!
 
xoxo,
annie








July 20, 2011

urban decay 15th anniversary palette (PIC heavy)

yes the urban decay 15th anniversary palette is MINE!! so excited!! i have been playing with it for a few days now... it is amazing! here's the vid with all the info and then a closer look at the eyeshadows and swatches... enjoy!!



the top three rows:
the bottom two rows:
a closer look
top: midnight rodeo
middle: midnight 15
bottom: vanilla

top: tainted
middle: junkshow
bottom: omen

top: deeper
middle: m.i.a.
bottom: ace

top: flow
bottom: chase

top: evidence
bottom: deep end

top: blackout
bottom: half truth

July 09, 2011

mac semi precious goodies!!

so as i'm sure you all know... mac's latest collection is called semi-precious and consists of a boat load of mineralized products. after careful consideration i chose two goodies and i'm very impressed with my selections!!

first up i got the mineralized blush in pressed amber. i was intrigued by the simple brown color and thought it would make a wonderful light wash on the cheeks for those "natural" days... or a nice contour. and yes i was right!! it is the most AMAZING contour color!!!! beware though... this is so soft and pigmented! a light hand is a necessity.


a closer look... isn't the marbelized look divine?!


now for the swatches!

i LOVE that it is not overly warm on my skin!!

i also HAD to pick up a mineralized skin finish to add to my collection. i had heard that semi precious crystal pink was very similar to by candlelight (from warm and cozy) which i missed out on... so, naturally i went straight for it at the counter.


a closer look... i was a bit put off by the center part as it looks kind of odd, but once i swatched it i forgot all about that. hello gorgeousness!!


the swatches... loveliest highlight ever! a light pink/peach frost with minimal glitter and just the right amount of sheen. the center works well as a blush on it's own. LOVE!


what have you picked up from the collection?

July 02, 2011

just in time for summer!

happy summer dollfaces! i had to go to three different rite aids (don't judge me), but i was finally able to get my hands on some of the summer goodies from New York Color (NYC).

here they are:


I picked up both of the 16hr. smooch proof lip stains and the blushable cremestick in gold radiance.

a closer look...


i have really been into lip stains lately and these two do not disappoint. tropic tan is a gorgeous bright pink shade. perfect to go under a clear gloss (with spf) and hit the beach.


coral reef is divine. it's a beautiful fruit punch colored stain that i have reached for several times over the past week. this works as an amazing base for a bright red lip.


what can i say about gold radiance? gorgeous! and with a tan? amaze-balls. what a wonderful addition to the drugstore makeup lineup... finally a highlighter!! also works wonderfully when mixed with a bit of lotion to add some shimmer to your shoulders on a hot summer night.

all three:


the verdict:

i'm incredibly impressed. NYC has done it again. the lipstains don't last 16 hrs. (does anything?!) ha. i have used coral reef more than the other two, but it's still early summer!!

what are your latest summer finds dollfaces??

May 01, 2011

THE lipstick for spring!

okay dollfaces! so i have finally purchased my new HG lipstick. it is an absolutely gorgeous coral from MAC called Ever Hip. i missed it when it was released with the liberty of london collection last year, but i would be d*mned if i was going to miss it when it was re-released with the fashion flower collection this year! here it is...


omg! it's so beautiful!! it's a cremesheen which means it doesn't last long on the lips. reapplication is necessary, but so worth it! i will be doing a video detailing how i wear this to intensify the color so stay tuned. it is absolutely THE color for spring!!


here it is sheered out...


what do you think of the color? have you picked it up yet? i may or may not have picked up an extra for a giveaway on my youtube channel... please subscribe!

April 22, 2011

NOTD: spring is here!

hiya dollfaces! i know it's been awhile, but i had to pop in and show you my polish du jour! it is from essie's new 2011 wedding collection and i think it is a color you need... especially since spring is upon us! p.s. i picked up this baby at ulta.


it's called...


here it is...



borrowed and blue is the ultimate creamy baby blue... i absolutely adore it!! what do you think dollfaces? must have or nah?!

have you picked up any goodies from essie's wedding collection yet?

February 21, 2011

a doll's guide to: flawless 16 hr. foundation

video

products used:

mattifying gel by the body shop
make up forever hd primer
physician's formula concealer RX in green
eve pearl salmon concealer
milani hd concealer
clinique acne solutions foundation
mac select cover up
make up forever hd powder
urban decay eyeshadow in shakedown
sally hansen natural beauty cream blush in sunset
mac blush in hipness
mac cream colour base in shell
hard candy blush in pin-up

on my nails: pinta by zoya

December 18, 2010

NOTD: christmas edition

hiya dollfaces! here are my nails of the week devoted to christmas!
products used:
matte white by the icing (3 coats for maximum opacity)
party hearty by china glaze (use dabbing motions to get as much glitter on nails as possible)
seche vite top coat

click here to watch my video showing how i achieved this look.

happy holidays dollfaces!