Posts tagged ‘too faced’

Hump Day: 6/1/2011

Hooray! I finally got this out.  I was also at Nordstrom Rack today, and while the clothing prices were not that good, there was a small shelf of Too Faced stuff at awesome prices.  I got two lip glosses: Mirror Shine in ‘I Love Myself’ and Girls Dig Pearls in ‘Tropical Pink’.  I dig them, so I’ll probably do a review with some swatches this week.  Yay!

Got the first half of my finals done today… 97/100.  I can live with that.

I’ll do my EOTW look tomorrow… got too late, and I’m exhausted.

Song of the Week:

Yes, more Adele.  Because she’s amazing.  This is probably my favorite song on the album now… someday I’ll get around to doing a review of it, but it’s genius.

Video of the Week:

This is the straightest thing I’ve ever seen.

DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDING~

Product of the Week:

 

This stuff is amazing.  Honestly, I love the ‘Yes to…’ brand so far, I haven’t been disappointed by anything yet.  The cucumber wipes are probably my favorite product from them, but this shampoo gets special mention this week as it is one of the first shampoos I’ve ever tried that actually works for me for an extended period of time.  Usually my hair ‘gets used’ to the shampoo, and stops working… and my hair gets all oily.  But I’ve been using this stuff for 2+ months now, and I haven’t had that happen.

I also don’t like to buy any products that have been tested on animals, or buy from a company that tests on animals period.  To the best of my knowledge, they don’t.  (That means buying the expensive detergent and stuff from the organic section, LOL. 😦 )

Gaming, Etc:

  • For those who aren’t on my Facebook, I am now on a ‘No Buy’ for video games.  I have about 8-10 games that I haven’t beaten yet… so I’m going to beat them before I get a new game.  (Except for OoT 3D, of course.  I can’t not get that game.)  This is unfortunate, because one of my friend’s has L.A. Noire, and I got to try it out the other day… and it’s ridiculously fun.  I only got to do a couple cases, but I enjoyed it.  I’m hilariously bad at driving.
  • On THAT note, I’m finally making my way through The Witcher.  I’m unsure as to how I feel about it yet.  I need to get farther in.  The english voice acting is pretty terrible ( I switched it to Polish, the original language), and the combat system is clunky, from what I’ve heard from friends is that the story more than makes up for it.  We’ll see!
  • I’m also playing through Dragon Age 2.  Yes, again.  How can I resist this face?

woogie.

  • I’m a bit late on the wagon, but if you want to donate to Japan relief efforts, there is a pretty cool way to do: Cosplay for a Cause.  A bunch of well known Cosplayers got together and put together a 2012 caldender: 100% of the proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.  You can pre-order it now for 17.99.

I seem to be putting a LoZ image in these posts every week.

(By TsaoShin on DA.)

BOOBTUBE:

  • Since all of my favorite shows have ended, there really isn’t anything interesting on TV to me right now, besides GoT.  And that is ending soon.  Trueblood starts June 26th however, and I’m pretty excited about that.  I’ve read all the books, and I know what’s coming. 😀  It’s a great book, let’s just say.  I hope they stick somewhat close to it in certain parts. 😉  Other than that, I’ve saved Supernatural to watch this summer.  And I may finish Being HumanAny other good shows that you guys recommend?   I needz new blood!
  • Movies wise, this summer is shaping up to look pretty good.  I’m excited for X-Men: First Class.  I have a bunch of movies I need to catch up on, I still haven’t seen the newest Harry Potter movie.

That’s it for this week!  But I have a lot of stuff planned!  MANY WHELPS! HANDLE IT!

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SRSLY: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

So, I’ve been meaning to do a Too Faced review for awhile, but was putting it off because it was going to be fairly large (aka, I’m lazy).  So… instead I decided to break up the review into bits as I ordered multiple items.  In this post I’ll go ahead and review my actual shipping experience and overall packaging, plus give you the deets on Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I’ve been meaning to check out this primer for awhile due to all the raving reviews, and finally got the money awhile back to try it.  (Check out Phyrra’s comparisons of eyeshadow primers here.)  I originally just planned on buying the TFSI, but Phyrra suggested I give their foundation a shot as well, so I bought…

Amazing Face Liquid Foundation in Warm Vanilla ($36)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($18)

I ended up getting a free Deluxe Tanning Bed in a Tube, plus a free sample mini-tube of more TSFI.  My only complaint is that I wish the free gift was a choice rather than just one option… I don’t tan, I don’t use bronzer, and I don’t plan on doing so anytime soon.

But I guess that’s what I get for ordering so close to summer!

Shipping:

4.8/5

I would have given this a 5/5, but I have a feeling that they forgot to mark my order as shipped when they shipped it.  I placed my order on April 7th and received confirmation, and then heard nothing until April 12th, which is when I received my shipping notification saying I would receive it in ‘5-7 business days’.  I was slightly annoyed that it was going to take almost 2 weeks to ship an order from a major company, but then the product ended up arriving the next day!  So all in all, it only ended up taking 6 days to get here, which is not bad at all and about what I expected.

Packaging:

5/5

One word: gorgeous!

All of the packaging, as you can see, is quite elegant and sturdy.  My cats had fun with the pink shreddings.

The TSFI and Bronzer both came in fairly standard squeezy tubes, though I noticed the product in the Bronzer tube tends to come out a bit too easily.  I’m not using it beyond a swatch though, because I’ll probably save it for a giveaway I might eventually do.  The TFSI tube is great.  The winner, however, is the foundation packaging!  It’s great!  The bottle is glass, and looks so pretty.  Getting product out is fairly easy.  I just put my finger over the tip and then tip it over to get a dollop on my finger.  I’ll go more into this in my next review.

Formula:

5/5

It’s simply fantastic, and a little goes a long way.  Which is good, because at $18 a pop… that’s important.  A small bit on your finger is enough to cover both lids.  I give the formula a 5/5 because it pumps up my eyeshadows vibrancy and shine, plus makes it so it doesn’t crease the entire day.  I don’t have to touch it up once.  Some people have complained of it creasing, but that’s odd to me… I have pretty oily lids, and I don’t have a problem.  I guess there are people out there with more oily lids than me!  However, unless it’s a super bad problem I would highly recommend this product.  (From what I’ve read it works for most people, very few it doesn’t.)

It’s easy to work with and has a good feel.

So, to put it to the test I used the following colors without primer and with primer:

1. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Scientist Salarian

2. Geek Chic Cosmetics in What’s under the helmet?

3. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Matriarch

4. Geek Chic Cosmetics in Archangel

Big difference!

I will definitely buy this again when I run out, which looks like won’t be for awhile.  You can buy the colors shown here, and you can buy Too Faced Shadow Insurance here, and I’m sure you can also buy it at Sephora or on Amazon or something.

What’s your experience with TFSI?

Overall:   

/5