Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oops Haul, My Makeup Stash and the Best Ponytail Holders Ever!!!

Don't know what an "Oops Haul!" is? It's when you go into a store with the intentions of buying nothing and come out with 5 new bottles of polish. Ooops!!! :)

I bought two Rite Stripers in black and white. I like this brand of striper a lot and I want to have them all at some point. I haven't found any other brands that I like of these. Other brands have crappy brushes that are too thick. Or at least all the ones I've ever found: except these. The brushes are awesome.

I bought a Ridge Filler from the same brand that makes Gelous. Gelous is such a good product that I figured I should try their ridge filler.

I purchased a couple of my picks from the China Glaze Hunger Games Collection: Riveting and Luxe and Lush.

Oh my...the flaky sparkly goodness. 

Also, I got bored and took some make-up stash shots. My selection is pretty bland. I love make-up but I'm not adventurous with it at all. I have been doing a beige smoky palate with my eyes for way too long. I change products now and again, but I stick to my bland colors. That's why I subscribed to Birchbox and GlamBag. I wanted to step outside the box. In this case...a big red faux leather case. :)

I like the roll up eyeliner pencils. I haven't mastered liquid at all. Nor have I tried. And I don't know who still  sharpens the pencil kind, but I'm too lazy for that. Besides, I smudge the line anyway, so no need for it to be sharp. 

Mary Kay has awesome concealer! I use it under my eyes and to hide blemishes. I've been using this product from Mary Kay for years now. The bottle lasts me forever. 

Better make sure I got some back up concealer so I never run out. 

Hair shit

PARTY EYE MAKE-UP!!! Yeah...look how much I wear that. :P

I'm a huge fan of mineral foundation. It's lightweight and easy to apply. It doesn't cake up and it blends in really well. I use Mary Kay's brand. I see that just about every brand has some variation of it now. I love the samples I've been getting of tinted moisturizer. They make a wonderful base for mineral make up. When I run out of these samples, I'm definitely going to buy a full size tinted moisturizer. 
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. 

and last but not least, 
I wanted to give a shot out to Scunci for making the best damn black ponytail holders I've ever used. I may not be a hair accessory expert, but I'll tell you what I am the expert of: BLACK PONYTAIL HOLDERS! 

I go through them like water. Lose them, break them, stretch them out. I have tried just about every kind out there. I prefer the ones that don't have a metal clasp(they break too easy and snag my hair). I also found I like the athletic kind that have rubber on them. They don't slide in my hair as much. But these....are AWESOME! 

They are basically a giant soft rubber band. They remind me of jelly bracelets. It has NO SLIP! I sleep with them in and everything. At first I thought they would pull my hair out, but they don't. They slide out of your hair without damage or tugging. I bought these at Walmart last week. I'm not sure how new they are, but this was the first time I had seen these, or anything like them. 

So what do you think?? Are there any make-up experts out there with any good advice on what an Olive Complected Italian girl can add to her simple make-up routine to spice it up a bit?? I'm always looking for suggestions. 


  1. I love the case - it's gorgeous! Where did you get it? And I also love Scunci - their ponytail holders are the only ones that can hold up my heavy hair.

    1. Yeah, I love this box. It's easy to keep organized. I got it as a gift from a friend so I don't know where she got it and I don't see a name on it. I will have to ask her. :)

  2. Love your post =) Ive been thinking about getting some nail stripers but wasnt sure which ones to start with. Any chance you could so a shot of the brush on those? Ive never used them before and was thinknig of starting out with a black, white, and maybe one color but am unsure what color to go with. And I completely agree with you ont he Scunsi holders. I have very think hair and they are the only ones that hold tight and stay put

    1. That's a great idea for a post. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. You did great, as usual! Love that make up case, it is wonderful!

  4. Purples look stunning on your kind of complexion! Also I would try some gold shimmers for eyeshadows, along with a good wing. :)

  5. there's a campus store at my school that sells OPI and China Glaze so I have lots of "oops" hauls too :D

  6. Aleta, Those Definitely Are The BEST Pony Tail Holders EVER!!! I Have Pretty Long (Past The Middle Of My Back, Closer To My Butt Now) And THICK Hair And They Hold My Hair In Place Like A Champ, Since I Have Kids Messy Buns Is A Hair Style I Rock On Pretty Much A Daily Basis Since I Have No Time To Do My Hair Like I Use Too... And As For 'Oops' Hauls... I Do It All The Time :o)

  7. Glad I'm not the only one out there "oops-haulin" it. LOL!