Monthly Archives: March 2014

Review | Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara


I now understand the hype about Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara! I got the mini size from my Sephora points last night and I’m in love! I could honestly just keep the brush and use it with cheaper mascaras Lol but I’ll honestly go back to get the full size. This picture isn’t doing the product justice but I highly recommend it to anyone! The brush gets a hold of Every piece of your lashes and that to me is the biggest reason why this product has amazing results. Only down fall is the cost.
Full Product Price: $23
Can be purchased at your local Sephora or Ulta.


My Eyes after one coat.



Eyes of the Day | Urban Decay Naked 3 Pallete

Hi everyone!

here’s the look I created using Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Pallete. Aside from the Naked Basics, this is the only other one I own. I love the colors and the combinations that can be created from it. I purchased mine for $52 online when it first released since it was out of stock in stores. I highly recommend this to anyone!


1. I used “Limit” on the lid,
2. “Nooner” to darken my crease
3. “Dark Side” on both my inner and outer V
4. “Trick” patted in the middle of my lid.
5. I used “Mugshot” to blend this all &
6. “Strange” under my brows.
Lashes are @maybelline The Rocket
Eye liner is  #Revlon liquid liner & @ultabeauty gel eye liner in “blackout” also smudged my water line using “Black Heart” from the pallete



Make-up of the Day | No Brushes Required


Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. Mine went by fast and now it’s officially spring break! Thank goodness! Anyway, this morning all my make-up and brushes were already packed up and ready to go home but I still had a lot of products left behind that I didnt use as much. I was able to come up with this quick, 15 minute make-up look for today that only required the products you see above! No brushes needed.

1. L’oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder
-Purchased at Target
-My shade: 324 Buff Beige

2. NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
-Purchased online on NYX website
-My shade: 04 Beige

3. Maybelline Master Glaze
-Purchased at Target
-My shade: Make a Mauve 50

4. Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe
-Purchased at Target
-My shade: Black

5. Benefit Cosmetics Creamless Cream Shadow
-Purchased at Sephora
-My shade: Birthday suit

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
-Purchased at Sephora
-My shade: Ebony

I started off with concealing my under eyes with product #2 then I applied my foundation, product #1. Following that, I used product #5 and patted it all over my eye lids. Then I used product #4 to coat my lashes and product #6 to fill in my brows. Ending with product #3 to bring color to my face.

This look is super easy, achievable, natural and minimal even when you don’t have brushes. Hope this quick post helped you all!

Have a good weekend!



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Would You Rather | Beauty Edition

Hi everyone! Happy Monday, I stumbled across this “Would You Rather” so feel free to read my answers and repost this with your answers, I’d love to read it 😉 Have a good week!!!


1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

I would rather lose all my palletes and eye shadows, as expensive as they are and as much as I value them, I could do more with the mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and lip glosses.

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

I would have to go with never be able to cut it again.  I would love my hair to grow faster and stay longer forever haha.

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

With my skin tone and everyday make-up in mind, coral cheek

4. If you had $1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

I always pick make-up over clothes.. very rare do I think about clothes first haha. I find a way to mix and match

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

Eyeliner as lipstick sounds more manageable.

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora hands down because of their variety. I love NARS and Anastasia Beverely Hills

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I would have to go with one lip color for the rest of my life

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?

Winter clothes in the summer because there’s still ways to dress and not over heat. Colorado winter is way too cold to be wear summer time clothing

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

How about pink? Lol I wouldn’t mind either or. I have tons of nail polish so I always like to go back and forth between the two

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

This is hard… both are necessary but probably my lip product, I need something on my eyes to make me look alive haha

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Messy bun!

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

I don’t use lip gloss much already, so no lip gloss

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?

Omg haha… eyebrows are key to anyones face. I would find some way to sharpie them in!!

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I’d rather live without nail polish. I love make up too much!!!

Liebster Award + 11 Facts About Me!


Thank you, Love & Leen and The Doll Mob for both nominating me for this award! I’m truly honored that I have supporters and readers like you all. As busy as I am, I love to blog and I have high hopes for the future of my blog. Because both of you nominated me, I will be answering a mixture of your questions! Thank you to everyone who continues to support and read my blog! Love, love, love, angellzoo.

The Liebster Award is meant to help promote blogs with less than 200 followers which not only generates attention towards them but also gives you the opportunity to share other great blogs with your followers!


  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer eleven questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give eleven random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate eleven blogs you think are worthy of the award (but they must have less than 200 followers.)
  5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  6. Give them eleven questions to answer.

11 Questions:

Asked by Love & Leen and The Doll Mob:

1. I can’t leave my house without putting on… Chap stick. Yes, I said chap stick. Colorado is so dry and humid that I need to keep my lips moisturized! I could do without makeup but chap stick is a must.

2.How many times have you used profanity in the past 48 hours lol. Maybe once… or twice…

3. What TV show could you binge watch? The Kardashians! Yes, I’m that girl… I do love Ugly Betty, Switched at Birth and The Fosters too 😉

4.What’s the last thing you laughed at? A snapchat that my friend sent me.

5. If you had 24 hours to live, what would you spend them doing? Being in the presence of my family for sure. My little sister especially. No one more important!

6.What color are your nails? Essie’s Velvet Voyage

7. What are your passions (besides what you blog about)? Besides, make-up, beauty and everything in between all that, I have 2 passions: spreading the word of God to non-believers and advocating inner beauty and self-confidence to young girls.

8. What’s one thing you hate about make-up? Ahh, this one is hard. What’s not to love about make-up? Maybe the price lol. I wish it were cheaper. (Coming from a college girl).

9. Favorite type of food? Italian! I can eat pasta for days… Oooh and Buffalo Wild Wings, I’m addicted to wings too lol. Actually, I love food in general 😉

10. When someone hurts your feelings, how do you usually bounce back? Depends on the person and situation but I’m usually never one to sit around and take it. I’m all about letting my feelings out!

11. What inspired you to start blogging? My love for writing (English major problem), my love for make-up and my passion for sharing and being inspired by others.

11 Facts:

1. I’m terrified of birds

2. I’m impatient

3. I’m super outspoken

4. I love anything outdoors

5. I will be a junior in college next year!

6. I’m going to Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France this summer

7. I’m HMONG

8. My favorite all time person in this world is my sister

9. My life is super busy. I’m a Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador and full time student

10. I miss my family everyday even though I’m only 2 hours from home

11. My favorite color is pink, duhh

Again, thank you both for the nominations. I am still exploring and don’t have a list of 11 people to nominate but stay tuned and I will continue to do my research! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Eyes of the Day | Too Faced & Nyx Cosmetics Palletes

Hi there!!!
How was your day?? Ive had a rather busy day: woke up at 6am to go to the ER, took a science test, went to lunch with a friend, went to work, had a meeting & finally had some time to relax! Up until 30 minutes before my meeting, I was bare faced so I finally had time to do my make-up so I created this easy, simple golden smokey eye using my Too Faced Cosmetics “Be Merry” pallete and my Nyx Cosmetics “Love in Paris” pallete.


I am so in love with how it turned out 🙂 here are the easyyy steps below.

Step 1:


Apply this bold black shadow from the Nyx pallete into your crease. Blend it out generously all over your crease.

Step 2 & 3:


Take your brush and apply either eyedrops or MACs fixed plus so that it’s damp and will pick up all the glitter and pat Too Face’s “Buttered Rum” all over your lid.
Blend softly so that there aren’t any harsh lines between the black and gold.
(After you fill in brows) step 3 is to take “Egg Nog” and highlight your brow bone.

Step 4: Eyeliner. I used Maybelline’s infallible liquid liner pen

Step 5: Mascara. I used Too Faced Lash Injection mascara

Hope you all enjoyed. Let me know if you have question below.

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(Early) but have a good Friday/weekend!


Pictorial | My Go To Smokey Eye

I know this pictorial is kind of messy but it was my first time ever so I hope it helps 🙂 Using my Morphe Brushes Pallete, I created a soft orange/purple smokey eye. Perfect for a night out or if you want a dramatic look for the day. We are celebrating my loves birthday tonight so I thought this was perfect!!!


*please refer back to my swatches blog post to see which colors I used*
Step 1: Prime eye and sweep #5 over your lid as a transition/base color. This is a very soft brownish orange color.
Step 2: Dab #2 on the outter part of your eyes. Pack it all in!!!
Step 3: Blend, blend, blend!!! Remove those harsh lines & really mix in the black with our transition color.
Step 4: Pat #7 all over the inner corners of your eyes and blend this in with the black.
Step 5: Use #11 to highlight your brow bow.
Step 6: Apply eyeliner… I did a cat eye look for today
Step 7: Coat your lashes with mascara
Step 8: Because the smokey look is already to heavy on our eyes, apply a skin tone or lght tones eyeliner to your waterline to make your eyes look bigger and bolder. Here I used Em Cosmetics waterliner in “sunshine yellow”

Please let me know if this was helpful. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!