It’s magical and whimsical and marketed right. I have to admit, if Sephora didn’t have this mascara in every email blast for a month, I would have never heard of it. As I read more about it, I wanted to give it a try. The ingredients were interesting and the applicator was original. After one layer of Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) I fell in love. I love the dolly/doe eyed effect it gave my eyes.
How does it work? The fibers lengthen while collagen adds a supple plump your to your lashes. Their “curl-keep” polymer keeps lashes curled all day without the need for a lash curler and jojoba oil and squalane keep your lashes strong and moisturized. The unusual applicator looks like 3 spheres on a curved brush. This helps to lift and curl the inner, center, and outer corner lashes for a maximum eye opening effect. Fairy Drops is a Japanese cosmetics company that has an entire line of makeup available to Asia only. Hopefully, the success of their Drama Queen mascara will bring more of their products to the States.
See Fairy Drops Mascara in action. Watch my video review!
I got more Tokidoki makeup! I purchased the Soda Shop palette along with a Kabuki Brush and Pittura angled blush brush. As you will find from my review, I liked everything except for the eyeliner. I hope you enjoy my review and natural bronze tutorial using the Tokidoki Soda Shop palette!
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a volunteer at North Carolina’s 2nd Maker Faire. The Maker Faire that originated in my hometown of San Mateo, CA in 2006 is the largest DIY Festival in the world! Unfortunately, I had already moved out of the Bay Area in 2004, so I never got a chance to go to one until last year in Durham, NC. The Maker Faire NC 2011 was held in Raleigh at the fairgrounds and more than double the amount of last year’s attendees showed up! I got to meet some inspiring Makers and I wanted to share a little of my experience with all of you. If there is a Maker Faire near you I highly suggest you go. It’s great for little kids too! Enjoy my video!
In the past, I have registered under the name Pomps n’ Gloss for the annual Raleigh AIDS Walk + Ride. This year, I am going as just me, Marissa. No advertisements. No gimmicks. Just plain ol’ charity fun. I love meeting the diverse group of people that walk every year. I most definitely look forward to petting the mascot of Team Llama. Usually I bring someone with me, but this year all I’m bringing is my ipod.
Last year I raised about $300, but this year I’m reaching out to all of you for support. I think my goal of $500 can be easily attained if everyone pitches in what they can. Every dollar counts, so don’t feel like what you can afford isn’t good enough. I’m donating my time to walk because I can’t afford what I want to contribute monetarily.
I know people donate out of the goodness of their hearts, but who says I can’t attach a great big thank you to your contribution? This year I’m offering an AIDS Walk 2011 Donation Giveaway. I’m raffling off a prize pack so AMAZING it will blow you away! You can watch my video below to see what you can win.
List of prizes:
Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass
Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass
Viva Glam I lipstick
Viva Glam V lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick
I love the new Wonder Woman makeup collection from M.A.C.! Everything down to the packaging is top notch. I got the Mineralize Skinfinish Powder ($35), “Lady Justice” eye shadow quad ($40), “Red Russian” matte lipstick ($15.50), “Wonder Woman” lipglass ($20), and “Themyscira” blue Opulash mascara ($15). There’s really no point in doing a review on this line because everything M.A.C. creates is amazing. I’ll cut to the chase and show you all my new tutorial!