Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Every Monday (at least I'll try) I will be posting reviews on products that I love, hate, or are indifferent about. No science to this folks. Also, the same review will be posted on my MakeupAlley account, daleendance. I have already done a few reviews on some products on MakeupAlley so check it out!
Until next time,

Friday, October 14, 2011


October 20th is the start of the epic Sephora Friends and Family sale. Although the starting date is the worst (one day before payday, UGH!), everyone is going to be rushing online and to Sephora to grab their favorite products  By the time you may get there, the one thing you wanted could be gone! So it's always important to keep a list of the things you want to grab so you know exactly where to go before it's gone! Of course, I had to make my own list for the sale and share it with you now!

One thing I know I want to grab is the new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadows 4.0. This is the first time that Bare Escentuals is releasing a pressed shadow and although I probably have enough quads and such in my collection, I have heard tremendous things about them and they seem to be a 'can't miss'.
bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow 4.0
(featured quad: The Dream Sequence) org. $30
If you've seen any of my old videos, you know that I'm definitely not a nail polish person. But lately, I find myself reapplying some of my favorite nail polishes for fall. With winter quickly approaching, I've realized that I don't have any winter polishes. That is why I know I'm going to grab the Sephora by OPI Urban Ballerina Mini Collection. Not only are these colors perfect for winter, it's based around dance!
Urban Ballerina Mini Collection
org. $13
My eyeliner drawer seems to be overflowing with eyeliners and even though I don't use them all (though I should) I keep wanting more! Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes have been on my wishlist for a long time and everytime I stop by Sephora, I keep forgetting to pick these up. I have yet to find an eyeliner that stays on my waterline all day but I'm hoping that this one is it!
Aqua Eyes
(featured colors: 11L, 0L, 12L) org. $18

I'm such a sucker for lipstick so I may just go crazy for them all! Especially for any Nars lipsticks!
(featured color: Afghan Red) org. $24
Finally, I've ALWAYS have had my eye on theBalm Shady Lady Palettes. Not only is the packaging gorgeous and the colors look great, but they have been given such incredible reviews! It's something I just can't pass up!
Shady Lady® Vol. 2 ($108 Value)
(featured palette: Vol. II) org. 39.50

I just want to add one more thing: I've finally started swapping on, so if you're interested in what I'm swapping or for any reviews, just look for user daleendance.

Until next time,

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Working. Making money for school.
Well, are you going to make videos soon?
No. I've decided that I'm going to stop making videos because I can't commit to it. I just don't have time for it. Not that a lot of people care because I only have twenty-two subscribers but still...
BUT, I'm thinking of keeping the blog because it is something that doesn't take up a lot of time or interfere with my schedule.
Anyways, after a month's absence, here is my September favorites!
To begin, September first was my birthday so of course I've been loving being eighteen! Honestly, I feel sort of 'free' in a way. I defiantly feel much older.
Although I haven't made makeup videos, I've wearing a lot of makeup so to take off my eye makeup I've been loving the Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover. I know Sonia Kasuk has a very similar one but I don't mind spending the extra money if I know that everytime I use it, it will work and work well.
As you all may know, I do have a small obsession with hand sanitizer and this past month, I have been using Bath and Body Works HandiBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Spray in Fresh Market Apple. Out of all of Bath and Body Works scents, this one is the closest (in my opinion) to what it's actually supposed to smell like. Unfortunately, I believe this scent may be discontinued but check your Bath and Body Works Outlet and see if they have any left!
I've really figured out how I like doing my brows and during the huge Urban Decay sale, I got the Urban Decay Brow Box in Gingersnap. Although I can only use one of the colors in the box, it really makes my eyebrows look more polish and fills in the spaces in my eyebrows. And the tools that come with it are super adorable!
Another Urban Decay product I recently picked up was the new Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Eldorado. I wasn't really interested in getting this product when everyone first talked about it BUT when I swatched this color at Sephora, I immediately feel in love! When I wore it on my upper lashline, I got LOADS of compliments. And, like it claims, it does not budge! Even with my beloved Lancome Eye Makeup Remover, it was difficult to remove. LOVE THIS EYELINER!
(sorry for the terrible quality. meh, whatevs, DEAL.)
If I could spend money on only one makeup item it would be lipstick and I LOVEEEEEE the new CoverGirl lipsticks! I don't know what the actual lipstick is called but I do know it is their newer one in the color Darling. It is the best pink for the fall; it is not overly bright or crazy-colored but is bold enough for the fall trend. I've been wearing this like it's nobody's business (Here's a hint: I think it looks prettiest without lipgloss overtop).
(ahh, this picture does NOT look like the color at all! Go to your local drugstore to check it out in person)
So, Daleen. we've come to the end of your September favorites, but you never told us what your favorite TV show of the month is.
Well, none have particularly caught my eye except one: The Lying Game. Now at first, I didn't really like the show; it wasn't very exciting and seemed to go no where. But as the season finale approaches, I've realized how sad I'm going to be when it's over. I love the character of Emma and Laurel as well. Good job, casting directors!
And right before the month ended, two new shows appeared in my DVR list. The first is another one of my all time favorites, Gossip Girl, and it really started off with a bang! Can't wait to watch the rest of the season. And finally, Pan Am. While I was on vacation during the end of the month, I noticed that a lot of talk shows were talking about this hot new show. When I got home, I made sure I DVR'd it and although only one episode has been out, I know I will enjoy this one, too!)
Until next time,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Before I start, I would really like to thank JessieMariem for nominating me for her "Hello Beautiful Blogger Award". It couldn't have come at a better time, right when I needed motivation. Speaking of lack of motivation...
I also want to address my absence. Work is very hard on me and when I finally get a day off, I don't really want to spend my day talking about makeup to a camera. I would much rather lay in bed and eating fatty foods ;] Please just be patient with me. I do have ideas for upcoming videos, just absolutely no time for it.
Alright, enough with the serious. Let's get it going!

Primer is essential for both foundation and eye shadow and it's difficult to find one that works for everyone, let alone yourself. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is one that has mixed emotions but this month, I have found that I actually like it. In the past, I have had major problems with it but when I use a synthetic brush (Bare Escentuals Max Coverage Concealer Brush) it applies it much nicer and lasts 10x longer.
My favorite way to rock eye shadows is smoking them out. I love sultry, sexy eyes and the Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection. The colors are GORGEOUS and are perfect for making smokey eyes. I cannot recommend and hype this product up enough!
In my last favorites, I said that I love doing my brows and that hasn't changed. But a drugstore product that I love to tame my brows is the Maybelline Clear Great Lash Mascara. I know that pretty much everyone uses this for their brows, but I don't blame them!
To go along with my love for smokey eyes comes the Crown Brush Duo Fiber Crease Brush. It's taller than the average crease brush, but really blends shadows out beautifully. And a plus, I got it from HauteLook for 70% off!
As always, I mention my favorite TV shows of the month and this month is no different. First, Dance Moms. I really enjoy this show because, being a dancer myself, it really shows a side of dance that most people do not see. And the added drama is always nice, too. Secondly, is my all-time favorite show One Tree Hill. For my 18th birthday, my mom got me season 5, 6, and 7 and I've been watching it non-stop ever since. It is just some damn good! If I could only have one show my entire life, it is definitely OTH (BTW, I've got dibs on James Lafferty).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


My feet never get enough attention so today, with some of my friends, I wen to get a pedicure. The nail salon I went to didn't have much of a color selection but one color stuck out at me instantly. It's China Glaze in Passion in the Pacific. 
The "swatch" doesn't really do the polish justice! It's a beautiful, very unique color. This color is a minty-teal color. It's not a mint green but it's not full on teal either which is why I think it is absolutely perfect for the rest of the summer! I wish I could preserve this color on my toes, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end!

Until next time,

Monday, August 8, 2011

"And ZXY because it sounds sexy!"

If you're familiar with the TV show "Friends", the title of this blog may ring a bell (that line was said by Monica in "The One with the Bullies" which is what I'm watching as I type!) Lately, all I have been watching is Friends on DVD! I keep forgetting how funny that show was! Which is why I want to do a mini series involving some characters from the show! Whatdaya think?

I finally finished my bottle of sweet pea hand sanitizer (thank the lord!) and I just wanted to let you know what scent I will be using for now. This sanitizer is actually in spray form instead of in the bottle (which does not fit nicely in my sanitizer drawer, may i add)! It is fresh market apple. I got this scent during this past year's Black Friday event at a Bath and Body Works outlet so I don't think this scent is available anymore. But I wanted to share this with you because I have never smelt a scent so close to the name in my entire life! I cannot believe how close it smells to a fresh apple! I'm glad I've got another (thank you black Friday deals)!

One final thing I want to add is that at the end of September, I'll be taking a short four-day vacation. Although four days is not long without a video, I just wanted to give you guys a little heads up! But before I leave, I am for sure doing a What's in my Travel makeup bag video which I'm so excited about, I want to film it now!

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I recently picked up Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette and let me tell you, I LOVE ITTTT! This palette is perfect for me because smokey eyes are my favorite thing to do! But lately, I've been using one specific color in this palette along with another shadow and it has been my favorite combination on my eyes!

After priming my eyes, I take Mary Kay's eye shadow in Moonstone (pearly champagne) on my lid. This color was my favorite as a highlight color, but I have discovered how pretty it is on my lids. I'm not sure if this color is still available from Mary Kay, but if you ever happen to stumble upon it, pick it up immediately!
Then, from the Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette, I take the color Cloves (smokey bronze-brown) and apply into my crease. The finish of this eye shadow is GOREGOUS! And paired with Moonstone it looks even better!

Who knew that something so simple could look completely amazing! I'll add pictures of this soon, describing it in typing doesn't do this combo justice!