Thursday, December 24, 2009

Product Review- Bare Minerals Starter Kit (Deep)

Hi Y'all!!! I'm posting from HOME! Well I guess it isn't 'home' anymore... It's my parents house!!  It's sooo cold in the Northeast, it's like 20 degrees..
I know I'm like so 5 years late but the Bare Minerals Starter Kit has been staring at me for a while and I had a gift card & a coupon and I decided to grab it.  I've tried other mineral foundation before but I have the hardest time finding one that matches my complexion.  I'm a NW50. I acutally let the Sephora SA color match me and it looked good in the store. The kit comes with two different foundation shades.  My matching shade was Golden Deep.  The SA said that in the summer I may need to use the Deepest Deep.

Bare Minerals Get Started 8-Piece Kit ($60 Sephora) 

What's Inside?

The Starter kit also came with a step-by-step booklet, 0.5oz Prime Time Foundation Primer and a DVD (didn't watch it yet, I'm sure it's the same as the infomercial....

Step 1
Start off with a clean face & moisturize. Then prime your skin either with the Prime Time or whatever brand of foundation primer you like.
Step 2

Step 3
Step 4
 Excuse the semi-naked face!  I started playing with this stuff at like 3am... I got lazy and didn't feel like doing my eyes....

I'm not sure how I feel about this kit..... I've used it three times and the finished look doesn't "wow" me.  It does it's job and has ok coverage. It doesn't give me the 'glow' that I get with my MAC.  I'm also kinda lazy.... There's too many steps... Prep....  Foundation....Warmth... & Veil....  Then all that pouring....swirling... tapping & buffing.... I spend more time working on my eyes and playing with eyeshadow..... By the time I get to my foundation I just wanna prep and then slap it on & set it and be done.. Maybe with more use all the steps wont seem as tedious....  I really like the brushes! They are super soft and easy to handle so if anything I have 3 new brushes that I really like!

So I give this product......

Luv Y'all!
   Mean It!


Thursday, December 17, 2009


Hi Y'all!!  I haven't been able to keep up with blogging lately.... I have finals and I always wait till the last minute so since I don't have time to do a review or do a proper post I figure I do some Quickies, in the style of Ms.Nu Nu Dolly!!! 

1. I want to e-mail my professor and tell him that my dear sweet Aunt Sally died in a freak pineapple harvesting accident and I need some more time to finish my assignments because I have to care for her and her 9 cats.....

2. This is the 1st year since I was a kid that I'm actually looking forward to Christmas.

3. I'll be HOME for Christmas!!! I can't wait to see my MOMMY and Dad!!!!  I'm sure it's been so boring and quiet in the house since I moved! I need to go shake things up and make some NOISE!!! I'll be home from the Tues. 22nd ~ Tues. 29th...

4. I won't have a car between the 22nd ~ 29th >_<

5. When I run into people back home.  I'm gonna show off my "southern accent" and then give them the side eye when they look at me like "you've been down there since October... Why do you have an accent?"  I'm gonna say "plug it up" instead of "plug it in".. Instead of car "accident" I'm gonna say "wreak"! "Mash the button" instead of "push the button". Shopping cart??  I don't think so!!!  It's a buggy!!!!  Everytime I dine out I will ask for "sweet tea".

6. Soon as I get home.  I'm gonna have a BAGEL!!!  Slice of PIZZA & drink Pepsi in the open!!!!

7. I hate flying! Especially alone!!  I'm gonna have to drug myself into a semi conscience state...  When I go to the airport EVERYONE looks like a terrorist to me....

8. I found Helly Kitty Ribbon, a light up stamper & Hello Kitty Playing cards in the dollar section at TARGET the other night!!! SCORE!

9. If I finish the assignment that I'm working on now by 10pm, I get to go to SEPHORA!!!!   I have to use the rewards & punishments method on myself when it comes to school!

10. I'm going to partayyyyy alllllll weekend!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Dare You.........

I dare you not to smile at this little cutey-pie!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

We Be Clubbin' : Opera Nightclub

I know, I'm really behind in posting here.. I'm also a cheater and posting some of my reviews from Yelp on this blog, but it's my blog so I can be late :)

1150 B Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 874-3006

Rating: 3/5

Since I've been in ATL, I've heard a zillion commercials for this place on the radio.  I went with my cousin, Monica, housemate Malika on Thanksgiving night.Ms. Bomchell met us there. The Orlando Magic
was hosting & was in the building was hosting.

My review may be biased because I arrived there with a few drinks in me :)

Parking kinda sucks they have their own lot which was $20.... The lots around the area were $10..... Not bad for mid-town if you split the parking cost with your group.
I printed passes (I hate the standard ATL $20 club cover) to get in free before 11:30 for me and a bunch of my friends.  We got there kinda late and the line was around the door.. The line guy said not to worry, he'd make sure we'd get in with the passes even if it was a little after 11:30pm.. I'm convinced that some of these clubs hold their line to force you to pay $20... The line guy said that if we each paid $20 (we were a group of 6) that we could cut the line and go right in.  I was against it because it took me like and hour to find the right place to print the passes and I'm not made of money and rather spend $20 on drinks inside.
It was kinda disappointing that the coat check was $4!!  It was too cold out to not wear some type of jacket. I'm from NY and have gone to lots of clubs in NYC and coat check is usually $1 or $2. So that was $4 out of my drink budget :(
Most drinks there cost between $7-$12 depending on what you order.  I only needed one refresher drink since I "pre-gamed" before we left. 
Inside is nice.  When you walk in there's a backdrop with the clubs logo and the photographer takes "red carpet style" pics. I believe the club has 4 levels.  The top levels over look the main floor and are VIP.
Main Dance Floor 

 Another view showing levels 1 & 2

Overall it was a good time, good mix of music, nice crowd.  No "thugs in the club". Did run into a few scrubs! lol
It was a good time, but I also went with GOOD company!

You can print passes for Opera here Day IV Entertainment.  The pass is only good on THURSDAY NIGHTS! Each night is hosted by a different entertainment company.  Try to listen to the radio to see who's hosting the night then get passes or RSVP accordingly. 

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Restaurant/Food Review: Formosa Chinese Buffet Restaurant

Formosa Chinese Buffet Restaurant 

5134 Old National Hwy
College Park, GA 30349
(404) 763-9030

I was in the area and was craving Chinese.. I wanted to sit down and read my book and I wasn't in the mood for 'fast food' or ordering and then bringing take out home. So I decided to check this place out...As it was the closest place on my GPS.. I wanted to turn around and run as soon as I opened the door, but it was to late....  The staff was really excited to have a customer no one was in the place. During DINNER time!
Since I'm too nice to turn around and run out.  I was seated.....  The food selection was HORRIBLE for a Chinese Buffet.  They had like 15 food items and a small salad bar with generic salad dressing bottles....
The set up looked like a pack & go operation. Like when they set up a buffet for an event.....  I figured I'd have a bowl of wonton soup, read my book and leave.
The soup was soooo salty and had some a lot of cabbage or lettuce stuff floating around in it.  I saw the meat inside the wonton and it was a no go.  It just looked nasty. It didn't look like the inside of any other wonton I've eatin in my entire life.  The soup was so salty it made my lips burn.......
The owner kept coming to my table telling me that the chicken wings would be ready very soon.  I don't know if he was 'stereotyping' me because I'm African American, but I was NOT waiting for them to bring out the chicken wings!
I tried to make the best of it and try a few other things.  The food just looked gross and everything I tasted was soo salty  and nasty. I spit food in my napkin.....
The weird part was that some people came in and the staff and owner knew them.  Like they were regulars....  I rarely bash a place... I kinda feel bad for doing so but.  I will never go there again...  The only thing that was good was my Diet Coke (which came out of a can so I knew it was safe).... I'm not even a Coke fan......

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hits & Misses 2009 Part I

Hi Y'all!
 Here's a review of some of my favorites (Hits) & Fails for 2009. Sorry that I haven't been updating as frequently lately... It's almost the end of the semester and I've been in a weird mood lately. 

Depotting MAC Eyeshadows into Palettes (Hit)

Depotting My Mac Palettes!!!  Now I don't have to look through my bin of MAC Shadows! They are all at home in their palettes. I also have an empty palette that I use for travel and I just pop in my favorite 15 colors! Pan refills are cheaper! $11.50 for e/s pans instead of $14 for the regular e/s.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (Hit)

I have dry skin in the winter and this stuff WORKS. It's about $15 for a 16oz tub.  I tried to cheap out and bought a tub of "generic" Cetaphil... It's ok, but I'm almost out and I will be getting CeraVe again.

Primers (Hit & FAIL)

I love me some UDPP!!! But I'm so over the packaging!!! I don't have time to chop it open and scoop out the left over! I didn't pay all that money to perfrom surgical procedures on some damn primers!  
So unfortunately UDPP is a FAIL..... I know they changed the wand, but..... I need to hear a lot more reviews about the new wand.....  I do ♥ UDPP! 



Lush Silky Underwear Dusting Powder (Hit)

 You can read my review here.
Virgin Malaysian Hair Extensions from

Round #2 December 3rd 2009 
(I can stretch my installs for about 3 months, b/c I know my natural hair well. I DO NOT recommend that newbies leave an install in for that length of time.)

I so happy that I choose Wagman's as my 'new' vendor.  They have a great reputation! I used the same extensions for my December install!!!!  I'm hoping to get two more installs out of this hair and then stash it and revive at a later time. I didn't do a post on the December install, because it looks exactly the same with a few more layers. I was referred to a local stylist/weavoligist in Atlanta, Ms. Unique Monique!!  If your in the ATL area you can see some of her work here.

Mascara Hits & Misses

Cover Girl Lash Blast..... It's alright.... If I do buy it again I wouldn't get the one that has the shimmer crap in it.... I like JET BLACK mascara and whatever they put in it to make it shimmer makes kinda suck...It almost looks matte or dull when dry..
L'oreal's Telescopic Explosion..... Didn't change my life...It's not great and it's not bad.....  It's quite clumpy, in my opinion. The ball thing on the applicator is cool for getting the inner corners and every lash but I find I have to wipe some product off before applying.  What's really weird is I love mixing the Lash Blast with the Telescopic...
Bare Escentual's Buxom Mascara ($18) is the business!!!  I barely reach for my other mascaras.  I have like non-existant lower lashes and I can catch them with the wand.

That's it for part I...  Stay tuned for Part Duex!

Luv Y'all!
  Mean It!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Random YouTube Videos Stuck in My Head

Hi Y'all! I really need to stop but this song cracks me up! It's been suck in my head all damn day so I wanted to share the stuckness with y'all!  

Take Your Name Off Your Phone.......

This still can't beat my fav YT video of all time!


I love me some B.Scott!! Ay, ay, ay, ay!!!  I know it's really bad, but when I'm feeling super stank, I watch Scarlett bust her ass!!! No matter what I just start laughing.....

  Luv Y'all
    Mean It!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Disclaimer & Legal Stuff

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Y'all!!!  I kinda skipped Thanksgiving this year.... I felt like if I couldn't be with my Momma & Dad then, I was just gonna do whatever I wanted..... My cousin who I live with went to dinner with her side of the family and to be honest I didn't just feel like going....  So I napped and chilled did schoolwork and read my book. Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen. (Review coming soon as I finish on Beauty's Bookshelf.  Which y'all should check out.  We cute, we play with makeup & WE READ!!!!)
I changed my mind and decided hat I did want to go out to dinner so I did a local Google search to see what was open on Thanksgiving that wasn't fast food or required a reservation.  I picked the Cracker Barrel, lol!!!!

Grabbed my book and enjoyed a full meal for $7.99!!! I got the Thanksgiving Special ~ Turkey (duh), Ham, Stuffing/Dressing, 2 sides of your choice mac & cheese & steak fries =), a drink and Pumpkin Pie for dessert, and the corn bread and biscuit basket that they always have.  I still have left overs =).  My mom felt bad that I did that but we always eat out on Thanksgiving anyways and she always instilled in me to "love my own company" & "entertain myself" and I'm comfortable doing at this point in my life.  My Aunt Jean always says "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"! It's so true.  I'm thankful that I have the courage to eat out alone or go see a movie by myself. I think every women should be able to enjoy her own company! Grab a glossy magazine or a good book and do you! I just need something to read not as "armor", but to occupy myself.  I love myself but I'm not that damn interesting!

I also didn't stress Thanksgiving Day because I knew the REAL PARTY was Thanksgiving night!!! I got to meet up with Ms.Bombchell ATL- Atlanta's Sexist Geek! My cousin Monica & our roommate Malaika and we went to Opera Nightclub for an event being hosted by Rashard Lewis & some members Orlando Magic. (They beat the Falcons that night so I thought they'd be in a good mood and "buy the bar", but no, lol....
I'm so happy that I Googled the event and printed out passes! The standard $20 cover fee down here is starting to irritate my broke behind.

 OPPS...I  forgot that I was taking video in the dark!!! It looked ok when I was recording...

I'm soooo upset that I didn't take any pics with Michelle :(  Or any pics! :( Just stupid dark video...

I'm starting to feel more comfortable down here, which is makes me happy. I feel like I made the right decision. I have my moments when I wanna pack up and go home, then I think about the 15+ hour drive and deal with it.   
I can't wait for Christmas! This is the first year that I'm excited b/c I'm going to go home for a week!!!  I have to run.  Tonight is the Thanksgiving Weekend Finale at the Velvet Room....

Birdman & Lil' Wayne kinda make me throw up in my mouth a bit.......

I wouldn't mind getting a peek at Drake!  I need to keep my broke behind at home....  I'm kinda sick too.. Maybe the alcohol will kill the germs?
This video cracks me up, but I wonder? Does this baby know numbers, ABC's, or just how to mimic his Momma gettin' ready to go to the club!

 Luv Y'all
    Mean It!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Goin' to the Dollar Store & Blue FOTN

Hi y'all!!!  So Ms. Katrina put me on to a little place called Dollar General, lol! She's always posting good finds.  Where I used to live the Dollar Stores are really crappy and aren't worth going into. So I typed Dollar General into my GPS and went on my adventure!!
Holla!!! All this only cost me $5!

E.L.F. Brushes!!  I love E.L.F. Brushes!!!! They are super soft. Put up with my abuse and they don't shed.

Foundation Brush, Total Face Brush, & Eyeliner Brush 

I already have other versions/brands of these brushes but, it's always good to have a few choices, backups etc...

Dual Sharper! I'm always losing these!!!

L.A.Colors ~ Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow w/ brush

The brush is useless & craptastic!!

It's kinda a pain because the pigment is like trapped in the bottom, which makes it 'knock over proof'.. I think the best way to use it is to pour some of the pigment on the back of your hand or a paper plate or something.

(no base, just swiped some on my wrist)

I got some other uncessesary stuff from the Dollar Store.  I'll be back stalking it looking for more E.L.F. & L.A. Color stuff.  They had a bunch of L.A. Color palettes, but I um owned all of the ones I saw.....

Here's my FOTN from last night.  It's not a random FOTN because I actaully remember the date of this look.  I was wearing a  blue top so I wanted to do a blue eye but a dark blue almost denim like. I didn't want to look like summer. I noticed down here.  It's more acceptable to wear bolder colors, maybe because it's warmer? IDK, so when in Rome......

Crap I Used...
Primer- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base- NYX Jumbo Pencil ~ Pacific (lid)

MAC  Blacktrack (outer V & crease)
Urban Decay ~ Smog (highlight)
                                         Oil Slick (outer V & crease)
Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette (inner V & lower lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Zero - Waterline
MARK ~ Liquid Liner (Upper lashline)
Lashes ~Faceshop XO
BUXOM Mascara
* Later added (while waiting for M&M pre-gaming) MAC  Glitter Liner in Girl Grove. Which I love b/c it's a subtle clear glitter (looks white-ish in the tube). You can make it your own.  The clearness pretty much "takes" to whatever color your wearing.

Sorry this one isn't as clear....

Set my hair with my Remington Hot Rollers (I was too lazy to return it). I acutally kinda like it now.  I need another set of Hot Rollers.  20 isn't enough for all of "the hair"..... I need like 10 more rollers >_<

Cam-whoring while waiting for Monica & Milaka to get ready....
Hot Roller Set
CHI Helmet Head Hair Spray
Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist

Cam-whoring in the car.....

I was trying to do a "Peace Up... A-Town Down" pose but it wasn't working... The "to go juice hit me"...

After all of that! We didn't go anywhere! M & M weren't didn't finish getting ready until like after 1am....  We had an incident regarding the Geogia's Move Over Law. My poor cousin got a $500 ticket!!! I don't know what happened b/c I was to busy in the back seat taking pics of myself and sipping on my "to go juice" & messing with my Blackberry... We didn't get to Downtown ATL until like after 1:30am... The first club we went to looked dead inside (forgot name) so we didn't go in.  Club #2 (forgot name) looked dead....  Club #3 (Miami) M&M argued about going in...  By that time is was like after 3am.... I was losing my buzz.....I didn't make enough "to go juice" Abor Mist Wine mixed with Bacardi Dragonfruit Strawberry Rum (it's really good!)....  So we drove back home and hit the drive through at Checkers.....  I forgot how good Checkers was.  I haven't had it since I lived on Long Island............

Luv Y'all!
  Mean It!!

Here's more info on the GA Move Over Law..... I'm posting this for Melissa & Jennifer! My Northeast babes who are moving to ATL shortly! It's kinda obvious to move over when you see the po-po doing their business on the side of the road, but here it's a law! It's a $500.00 law.  In some states the fine is NO LESS THAN $1,000!!!


Georgia’s new Move-Over Law says drivers must move-over for emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway. The law is meant to keep officers AND traffic violators safe from crashes with passing cars.

The Move-Over Law was passed in the aftermath of growing numbers of police, emergency technicians and DOT workers being killed during routine traffic stops, crash responses and highway construction projects around the nation. Right now, more than thirty states have Move-Over Laws on the books, with fines that range as high as a thousand dollars or more in some jurisdictions. The Move-Over fine in Georgia is an “attention-getting” five-hundred-dollars.

However, failure to obey the Move-Over Law can lead to consequences far more serious than fines. According to FBI statistics, traffic crashes claim the lives of more police personnel than any other cause of death in the line of duty, including shootings. The FBI says last year, forty-nine officers died in crashes across the country. Thirteen of those law enforcement officers were struck and killed by passing vehicles while they worked outside their patrol cars.

“Georgia’s Move-Over Law was meant to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to police officers, paramedics, firefighters, tow truck operators and highway maintenance workers,” said Director Bob Dallas of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Reports show emergency vehicles of all types have been struck while parked beside Georgia highways, even while their emergency lights were flashing.

The Georgia Move-Over Law requires drivers to move-over one lane when possible if an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is parked on the shoulder of the highway. And if traffic is too heavy to move-over safely, the law requires drivers to slow down below the posted speed limit instead AND to be prepared to stop. 

Move-Over-Law: Georgia Code, Title 40-6-16. 
The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:

1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary towing or recovery vehicle or a stationary highway maintenance vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:
1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the towing, recovery, or highway maintenance vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
2. If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.  

cViolation of subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 .
Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Bloggerversy To Me!!!!!!

"Its a celebration clap clap bravo
lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscado
for the girl whos a student and keeps up this blog oh!
Finish the whole bottle and we gon do it big like this"
Just A Girl......

This is a big deal to me, because I'm such a hobby whore...  My first post started out like this.... "So I'm blogging now... Let's see if I can commit to it or will it be like the clarinet, the latch hook artwork, knitting, crocheting and dozens of other projects that I start and don't follow through with..... Ha ha! I guess it's about finding your niche.  I've finally found mine.  I'm not a weirdo girl who likes to play with makeup!!  There's more of me out there!!!  It's ok to take pics of food & call it porn!!!!!    
I made soooo many wonderful friends through blogging! Friends that have been there with me over the last year to shop, talk makeup, BlogTV, Twitter, AIM, laugh & cry with!!!
I wonder what I'd be doing if I didn't start this blog??  I'd have a HELL of a lot more money! I'd have a minimal arsenal of makeup and beauty products.  But I wouldn't have my friends that I made and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Luv Y'all!!
  Mean It!



Product Review: Remington Curl Envy

Hi Y'all!!  Two product reviews in a row. From the girl with no money, lol! The temptation is KILLING me! All of the holiday sets are out and I WANT to HAUL.
Hot curlers have been on my mind for weeks... I don't know why.  I feel like I spend so much time curling my hair everyday and I'm not about pink foam rollers at night... It's bad enough that I sleep with a satin scarf on my head! Like what if the house caught on fire? I need to run out, not take off my scarf and ditch the rollers.  I WILL NOT be that lady standing outside with rollers in my hair.

HELL to the NOOO

It takes me about 20 minutes to curl my hair with my beloved curling iron.  I wanted to try hot curlers so I can set my hair and then do my makeup then take them down. Mutlitask!!!
I got the Remington Curl Envy Set from WalMart.  I'm sorry I live in the south now I mean "the SUPER WALMART". I went to WalMart last night after I went out to get some "pink stuff" b/c my tummy bothering me, and the tummy stuff is near the hair stuff.  So I just got the damn thing! I've been eying it and was tired of playing games! So I snatched it! $21.99 holla in my broke a$$ budget.

  • It comes with 20 velvet tangle-free rollers.  (I have a lot of hair I might need another set or a half set, lol) 
  • Ionic Conditioning 
  • Exclusive Wax Core
  • 3 roller sizes 
  • Cool-touch end rings
  • on-indicator light <-- Thanks!
  • Ready Dot
  • Easy Match Comfort Clips (The clip color matches the roller, if you can't figure out how to match colors you FAIL in life)

Product Review

Bottom Line....
My hair came out really nice!!!  It was like 5am and I went to sleep, lol! But I'm going to give this thing another chance b/c I liked the final result and maybe once I get the hang if it and learn to set my hair faster
I'll like it better.  I'm also going to to Beauty Supply Store to see if I can buy generic clips b/c I HATE the clips the set came with. 
I give the Remington Curl Envy 3.5 /5 ♥♥♥♥ <- I don't know how to make a half of heart!

Tomorrow November 17th  is my Bloggerversary!!!!!  I expect cake, Hello Kitty Ballons and Strawberry Dragonfruit Barcardi!!!!

Luv Y'all
   Mean It!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Product Review: Get Gorgeous 60pc Blockbuster Cosmetic Kit & FOTDs

Hi Y'all! I was in Ulta the other day looking for a hot curler set, and I saw the Get Gorgeous Blockbuster Kit on sale for $19.99.  It's regularly $24.99. So I bought it! Don't laugh at me.  I just moved and I'm broke so the $5 discount made the deal for me. I didn't have an Ulta near me in CT so the store is 'new' to me.  I also haven't really tried much of the Ulta branded makeup so I figured why not. I own 1 Ulta quad and I like it, so I figured why not. For $20 I got: 32 eyeshadows, 12 lip colors, 6 cheek colors, 4 full size lipsticks, 2 mini lipglosses, 2 pot glosses, 2 shimmer powders, 2 eye shadow quads, 2 concealers, 2 dual ended liners, 2 brushes, train case with mirror and applicators. Not a bad deal....

    • I love the fact that it comes with 2 eyeshadow quads & 4 full size lippies & the 2 glosses b/c you can take them out and keep them in your purse for touch ups.
    • I don't like the 'covers' over the eyeshadows and blushes....  It's like thin plasic casing which I see getting broken and I want to keep them covered from dust, germs, etc...
    Here are some close up pics of the different compartments.  If anyone wants to see swatches let me know.

    Ignore my shoes & fingerprints.....
    Bottom Line...
    I give it 5/5 ♥ ♥♥♥♥♥
    Overall I it's totally worth the price. Even if the powder products don't compliment your skintone or aren't to your liking. The traincase is cute and sturdy since everything comes out you can use it for traveling. The shadows are pretty pigmented.  I was pleasantly surprised.
    The color combos can keep you occupied forever! If your a beauty blogger it will keep you busy for about a week :)
    Since I haven't had much exposure to Ulta or their own line of products it was a great way to test them.  Sephora also has their own version which is $48 which it's a little out of my budget at the moment so I'm glad I found Ulta's version for less.  Hopefully I'll find a job down here soon and I'll have real money again.
    Here's a neutral FOTD that I did using the kit.  I had to look cute to go Starbucks :) Sorry, I didn't keep track of the names.
    Confused face.... 
    Wind fail.........


    Luv Y'all!
       Mean It!

    P.S. Sorry if this review sucked... Blogger was testing my patience and I had to re-write it like 3 times :(