Review: Jordana Cat Eye Liner

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I swear I went to Walgreen’s for ONE thing but walked out with four extra eyeliners. Because duh.

All four are Jordana liners that caught my attention as I paid at the beauty counter. They’re each a different consistency so I’ve decided to put them to the test and wear each for a week then run back here to tell you all about them.

This past week I tried out the Jordana Cat Eye Liner. It’s a liquid liner and when I first opened it I was surprised to see a brush because it looks so much like I pen I thought it was a felt tip. The brush is very tiny though and true to its name, convenient in creating a perfect cat eye look. When I began to apply it the very first thing I noticed is that the formula is very watery compared to the liners I normally use. I thought this would mean a mess on my lids but I was quickly proved wrong as the liner almost immediately dried! Now I will say that the watered down formula means that the line is not as bold in color as I’d like it to be but if you go over it two or three times you can build up the intensity.

Still having my doubts about how long this would last on my naturally oily lid, I had no high expectations. After all it only cost me about $2.49 and you know what they say: you get what you pay for. Well in this case I put my money where my mouth is because during a week’s span I’ve worn this baby out to run errands, hang out with friends, haul ass at my restaurant job and even on long 10-12 hour days, it’s held up! Not once did it transfer on my lids nor did I notice any visible fading in the color. I’ve even fallen asleep with it on (don’t judge me) and woke up to it still looking like it did when I applied it. This is such a perfect all day liner. At its price it’s also an absolute steal, and if it wasn’t for the fact that I do have to go over the lines a few times to get a blacker color then it would definitely be a 10/10 but because I can’t let it go I give it an 8/10. Still a lot more than can be said about other more expensive drugstore liners!

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Halloween Weekend: Bride of Chucky

So I know everyone is in “Happy Holidays” mode by now but I’m still not over how much I slayed as Tiffany, Chucky’s bride, for Halloween. And honestly, I’m not one for Christmas music or peppermint mochas so let’s check out how I achieved this scary good look.

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Products Used:

  • Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous foundation in 120 Nude Beige, $8.99
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal in Natural, $2.49
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette in shade Lazarus to contour
  • Wet n Wild Fergie highlight in Hollywood Boulevard, $4.75
  • NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black to outline brows and lips, create beauty mark + draw out titty tattoo (filled in with a red lipstick), $2.99
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Perfect Pout Lipstick in Pagan Angel, $3.19
  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil, $9.99
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $19
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette in shades Succubus (crease) and Liberatus (brow bone), $46
  • Profound Cosmetics eyeshade trio in a purple shade (lid), $1.49
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, $3.90
  • Lilly Lashes in Barcelona, $8.99
  • Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist, $15

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Snapchat hates cam girls (and butts)!

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Any snapchatter knows by now that the app recently updated its Terms of Service. Originally taking the crown for the best (read: safest) way to send someone nudes, pornographic/nude content is apparently now a major snapping no-no. The new rule originates from an effort to be more PG and attract younger users. The consequence for violating this no nude rule is having your account suspended by Snapchat. Don’t worry, the app is not screening you with the purpose of catching you sending nudes; you have to be reported by another user. In all honesty, you can probably still safely send your booty pics to your booty call.

Unfortunately, for webcam models like myself, this really puts a dent in business. It’s common place in the industry for us to sell access to our Snapchat account, giving supporters a more intimate look at our daily lives and naughty bits. Several cam girls have already had their account suspended, being reported by a pissed off “fan”. It’s too risky but it now leaves us with the difficult task of deciding what to do with our existing Snapchat. The exclusive pornographic content was the deciding factor for a supporter looking to purchase and now that’s been taken away, we face losing some serious money. While I’m still trying to figure what type of content I can bring to those who’ve already purchased, I’ve followed in the footsteps of some of my fellow performers and have created a public SFW Snapchat. So all those can feel free to add me by searching the username filthgoddess

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My love/hate relationship with Kylie Jenner

Love her or hate her, Kylie Jenner is a household name. Born into the Kardashian empire, the 18 year old has grown to become a social media success – stunting grills, cars and clothes on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. She’s recognized and envied for her plump pout, glamour girl lashes and ever-changing hair.

All that being said, I both hate and love the girl. Though my hate doesn’t run to the depth of leaving angry IG comments under her photos or wishing her ill will, I simply can’t stand the things she says and does. Why? She’s a teenager. As a “real adult” it is my duty to find teenagers to be very annoying and immature. But in all honestly, the world for Kylie at 18 is not the world I had at 18. I’m not just talking about all the extra zeros in her bank account but from the music to the fashion to the technology, a lot changed in just a handful of years. I’m simply no longer at an age where it would be appropriate for me to relate to a young girl who enjoys taking 10 second long selfie videos on Snapchat.

But for all the reasons King Kylie gives me “little sister who wants to tag along with me everywhere” vibes, I also feel a big sisterly protectiveness. Here is a teenage girl who has been sexualized for years and is subjected to the harsh critiques of all too nosy adults on the internet. When you grow up in the same household as three idolized sex symbols, it’s easy to understand why you would aspire to become the same. Sex sells and the Kardashian klan knows how to market it, but the reality is that Kylie is just a girl and her target market is the American teen girl. I find it incredibly disturbing when grown men (who wouldn’t have a chance even in their wildest dreams) sexualize Kylie in an attempt to demean her personhood. The same goes for grown women who leave the most embarassing hateful comments under tweets and photos. Why is it that our society loves to hate celebrities? How did we get to worshipping the status of celebrity so much so that adults feel entitled to degrading the lifestyle of a TEENAGER?

Now in their 30s, the Kardashian sisters seem to have transitioned their focus on being wives and MILFs and the young Jenner sisters have stepped into their big sisters’ shoes (Louboutins, no doubt) to become the new and improved IT girls of the 2010s.

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Battle of the Liners: NYX v. NYC

Eyeliner has been my shit since I was about 14 and winging it out a la Amy Winehouse (RIP sweet soul) and it’s a makeup must have I can’t live without. From pencil to gel to liquid, I’ve tried and mastered them all over the years. These two brands provide budget friendly brush tip black liners that have been raved about in the beauty community so I put them to the test.

http://images.ulta.com/is/image/Ulta/2242377In one corner, weighing in at .05 oz, is the NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner. This liner is a matte black that comes equipped with a super thin brush that creates fine lines at the flicka da wrist. I’ve gone through two tubes of this stuff. It’s super black and lasts me all day and night without flaking or smudging into the crease of my eyelids. My only wish is that the brush would be just a little bit firmer and not as flimsy so I could put a little more pressure when creating my lines. It dries quickly so if you do happen to mess up, you’ll want to move fast. On the plus side, this will last me all day long and can go out with me at night too. I love that I can easily find this at Ulta or Target for about $6-$7. I’m glad it’s so inexpensive because I will admit that with daily use this liner seems to go “bad” fast and the formula changes into a thinker consistency, making it a little harder to work with and kind of slow drying. By now I’m an eyeliner OG and don’t really care but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re not as experienced with liquid liner.

In the other corner, at .17 fl oz, is NYC Liquid https://i0.wp.com/elitedcmag.com/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/image.jpegEyeliner. This little guy is super cheap at $2-$3 and I found it at my local Big Lots. One thing I really enjoy about this liner is the brush. It doesn’t pick up too much product and if you don’t wipe it off on the sides of the tube it flattens out a bit which makes it that much easier to create a straight line, especially because the brush tip is a bit stiffer compared to the NYX liner. Admittedly, I was disappointed in the color pay off. I like my liner to be BLACK and I felt like it could’ve been a lot darker. I blame this on its thin and watery consistency. I’ve gone through one tube of this and wore it to work daily. I found that it did fade a little throughout the day, the fading would increase if the weather was hot and I was sweating or if my lids became a little oilier than usual. This liner is so cheap with such an ideal brush that I feel like it would be great for beginners. I think it’s also practical if you’re going to work or running errands for the day, but personally I wouldn’t recommend this for a long day or even a night out because it won’t survive on the dance floor.

The winner: NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner. Its long lasting wear and incredibly black pigment won me over. If you expect as much out of an eyeliner as I do, I’d definitely spend the extra bucks on this tube because it’s not a bank breaker to start with but it’s definitely top shelf quality.

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Aura cleanse and chill

In the midst of going through some life changes, I find myself depleted of energy and not exactly taking the best care of myself. So I’ve been drinking this hearty little concoction to help detoxify my body from all the bad stuff it’s been accumulating. This also serves a quick aura cleanse if taken after reciting a prayer or your intentions for the drink.

What You’ll Need

  • Drinking water
  • Apple cider vinegar (preferably with the “mother”)
  • Raw honey of your choice

Start by boiling the water. Once the water is boiled, add 1-2 tablespoons of ACV into the water. You can add raw honey; I like using Manuka honey but any raw honey is fine. The honey is for flavoring so add it to your liking. Let it cool before drinking, you don’t want to burn yourself! Other than that, this recipe is quick and simple to make and best of all, it’s cost efficient! You can find all these ingredients at your local health store or even drugstore.

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Your Skin (But Better!)

S2526449tanding in the checkout line at Ulta a few weeks ago, I began browsing through the kiosks stuffed with traveled goodies that conveniently located near the registers to convince to spend even more money. That’s when I saw it. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. Travel size, of course.

I’ve heard a few YouTube beauty gurus rave about it before and figured it couldn’t hurt to pick it up. The little guy cost $15 but has proven to be worth every penny. I chose the shade Light and it’s the perfect tone for my skin, a lightweight cream in a squeeze tube. The full size comes with a pump and if it keeps working as well as it does, I’m willing to spend the $38 it costs.

It feels like you’re wearing nothing but provides more coverage than any BB cream I’ve ever used. Even more than my once beloved Color Balance BB Cream by CIRCA which I used to wear on a regular basis. It Cosmetics is not my go to with its demi matte finish and longevity. It lasts all day and keeps my face from getting oily especially when paired with  a setting or finishing powder. I apply it with a soft flat top brush when I want a lighter coverage and with clean fingers when I want a fuller coverage.

A little goes a long way with this product so if you’re not sure whether you want to shell out the cash for the full size, I recommend the travel size because it’s less than half the price and you’ll definitely get enough use out of it with enough time to decide how well it works for your skin.

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