Monday, January 31, 2011

Jan 2011 Faves!

Can you believe the month is almost over, the snow is upon us (or at least me) I will have to take pictures of all the snow we just got dropped on us. For most of this month I wasn't in school, due to 3 weeks of semester exams. I had lots of time to spend with my family, now having to go back Wednesday, I am not feeling good. I personally wanna stay out of school, but hey only a year and a half to go! Anyway here is what I've been loving through out this month:

Bare Escentuals bare minerals SPF 15 Powder (original) is a foundation I tried back when I was younger, it is perfect for a airbrushed look most of the time. It takes a lot of work with concealer and doesn't always stay matte. Its the only foundation I have found that matches my skin perfectly so that why I love it. I'm not in love with the way this product works, but its color.

Almay Eyeliner in black is my go to liner, its the perfect black for my eyes, its blendable, and stays put with the two faced shadow insurance for the entire day. I use it almost ever single day because I love to rim my eye with black liner for everyday.

Covergirls Smoothers Concealer has been on of my all time favorites. I love the smooth creamy texture, I find it melts into my skin. Its one of the only concealers that has a light enough shade to (not perfectly) hide my flaws as well as they can be. I give Covergirl credit for their color range in that aspect.

Mac Msf in "Comfort" is a nice bronzer/contour color. I use this to brighten up and tan my face in the mornings. I am so pale this is something that needs to be used as much I can without it looking face. This is pretty dark so I use a light hand. Not a huge fan of the shimmers. This was limited edition from the warm and cozy collection and the only places to get it would be CCO's, swap's, and ebay.

Blush: I don't have a favorite blush right now, I don't own many and the ones that I do are not great. Whats your favorite mac blush I should try?

Two Faced Shadow Insurance  is my go to primer. It keeps my eye shadows lasting long, so when I come home they are still like how I put them on that day. It keeps them from creasing and makes them brighter, instead of fading through the day. This is a must have for anyone with oily eyelids, or people who do a lot during the day and don't have time to touch up their eyeshadow. I use this for liner as well, who's all tried this and the urban decay one, which one did you like better?

Mac paintpot in Rubenesque is a pretty cold shimmer shade that works well for a wash of color every day. It goes on smooth and is blend able, but dries so it sticks and doesn't crease or fade all day.

Burts Bees Beeswax Lip balm w/o spf  I haven't been using lip products as I haven't been doing much makeup, staying home and being with family. What I have been putting on is this lip chap, it keeps my lips from chapping, which my lips are bad for. It also has a soothing quality because of the peppermint.

Nail Polish: I don't have a favorite right now, but if you have to make me pick one I would say Orly's Oh Cabanna Boy since I have had it on my nails for about 2 weeks or so. Its a bright pink that I used just on my tips. I have had many compliments so I would say this would be the color I would have to pick. Unfortunately I don't have a great pictures so check out google for some swatchs!

Hair Care: I don't do much to my hair, so I don't really ever have a favourite. I guess I'm gonna have to start doing more hair stuff in order to fill this.

Misc: I loving my pug lately, just seeing him everyday, it make me feel happy.

Finally I got this post done, it seems like every time I sat down to do this, blogger would have a spaz fit and wouldn't let me post it. So I'm so glad its done and ready!

What are your favorites for the month, what should I try? Comments are appreciated a lot!!!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Stylish Blogger Award!

My first ever award, that I know I've gotten. So thank you OH MY POLISH! I am very happy that you have tagged me and I can be a part of this!
1. Copy and Link back to the person that awarded you with this
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Award 10 recently discovered bloggers
4. Let them know about this award
7 Things about Totally Polished
- I'm a organization/neat freak when it comes to some things. My makeup and nail polish always have to be organized to fit my needs, Im OCD about that stuff as well as uniforms at the baseball league. I am the co-cordinator for them and have transformed the room. Anytime I find new organization I try to fit it into my already organized collection.
- My Birthday is March 1st, 1994, so that makes me 16 years old. I am quite young, but I dream big to be a makeup artist/nail tech in the future. Im already learning how to do fake nails from my mom, and practicing art on nails.
- My family consists of myself, my dad, my mom, and my little brother, who is 13. We also have a family dog, named Pugsley, he is a pug :P
-  I started this blog because Im in love with all things beauty, I actually stumbled on the whole youtube community because I pushed in kat von d, and found a tutorial on it. Talk about a addiction! Theres so many youtubers I subscribe to and love it, my mom also watchs nail videos and thats how she learned to do nails before her liceneing class.
-  When I was 9 or 10, I went to disneyland, and the magic was amazing. I remeber going on the grizzly river raft about 4 times in a row and got soaked. I remeber eating the hotels chicken fingers night and day whenever I could, I remeber the character breakfest at the disneyhotel. They had limbo and pancakes and chicken nuggets in the shape of mickey mouse. We even went to the ocean and thats the first time I've been there. We also went to Seaworld and I pet and fed a dolphin and many other sea creatures. My family was talking to me and I even ended up petting the dolphins tongue and teeth! I remeber the pool and the midevil times. I wish I could go back =(
- I've always wanted to be a actress, enrolling in acting classes, doing school performaces as well as church performances. When I got into beauty, I sorta felt even more in my element. Now I want to do stage makeup, so masks and everything, but acting can still be there, whos knows doing a movie or two might be fun!
- Did I think I was gonna get this many followers in this time? Ummm.. no. I thought oh maybe a few, not one to two a day! My pictures werent very good, and frankly I didnt think my posts were all that great to, but Im working on that. It was a overwhelming response, and it really pushed me further and I felt I couldnt give up and keep going. Im now at 34 and climbing! I love everyone of you and I always check out your blogs if you have them on your profile, anytime leave me your link and I will be sure to check it out! New blogs give me new tips, more ideas, and more push to keep going!
Was that 7? Let me check......Yep!!!!

10 Newly Discovered Bloggers: ( Sorry if you have already been tagged, I hope not)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Haul: Part 2

Part two of my collective haul, please note I did not get any of this from a company, it was bought with my own money or was given to me by my mom.

Nubar Sparkle collection!

Thats the end of my haul =)

Like what you see, wanna make a request, go right ahead!

I bought everything with my own money, or had it given to me as a gift. No companies compensated me for this post, nor did they give any free products.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HAUL: Part 1 (Pic heavy)

This haul is so large I'm going to have to break it up. If you wanna see closer up, or more of something let me know. This is a collective haul, so no I did not buy all these in one day. So lets stop talking and look at all the pictures, this is not in depth so let me know what you wanna see. Sorry about the lightning.

Dove Body Spray in energizing

That's all for part one, stay tuned for part two!

Like what you see, wanna make a request, go right ahead!

I bought everything with my own money, or had it given to me as a gift. No companies compensated me for this post, nor did they give any free products.