Beauty Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner

So. I just happened to be blessed with one of those faces that REQUIRE eyeliner. For real. You don’t want to see me without it – it just looks….. wrong.

So, I’ve spent a number of years trying to find the PERFECT eyeliner. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. Most times, they wind up running down and making me look like I have two black eyes when I don’t. Come on people, when I have a black eye, I WORK THE BLACK EYE. I’ll go through phases of favorites, but always let them go.

And soooo I will find myself in what I call the Cheap-Liner Rut. Where I’ll just buy whatever NYC or CoverGirl shade I want until I break it, lose it, or run out of it…

But here’s the thing. They never STAY. I have to reapply and fix underneath my eyes repeatedly.

So, I put myself on a mission. I polled our Twitter followers (are YOU following us on Twitter, yet??) What is it that YOU want in an eyeliner?

@PrissyBitches something I can easily apply. My eyes and liner don’t mesh well. I sometimes use dark shadow
 @PrissyBitches Something I can apply :/ I’ve said I LOVE the look of winged eyeliner, but I can’t seem to figure it out (tutorials and all!)
This, smooth flow a newb can control RT@PrissyBitches Doesn’t smudge or end up in a pool under my eye at the end of the day
 @PrissyBitches Doesn’t smudge or end up in a pool under my eye at the end of the day

The answer was consistent: Something that I can APPLY and that will STAY.

So, I was walking through Ulta, like I do, and I passed the always ever-so-tempting Urban Decay counter… I played with their shadows a bit, and remembered that I needed some new black eyeliner.

I grabbed their’s on a complete whim (Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero) and continued on my way.

The next morning I tried it out and I. FELL. IN. LOVE.

You GUYS. I think I have finally found my PERFECT eyeliner. It glides on super easily, the color is rich and striking, it is waterproof, so it is great for putting on the waterline as well as below it, and it STAYS. The name is not a joke. I have to work hard to get it off at night, and I now have the confidence to not worry about having to reapply or touch up my eyeliner throughout the day.

It dries fast, so even if I rub my eye accidentally, it won’t smudge.

I am in LOVE.

So, I went back to Ulta (I’m there at least once a week, y’all), last week and they are currently having their 21 days of beauty sale. I immediately was pulled to this:

It’s a set exclusively at Ulta with four colors of the 24/7 Eyeliner (one of which, Empire, is sold exclusively at Ulta), and a great sharpener for only $28.

Now, I know that seems like a lot to spend on liner for some folks, but when one Pencil retails at $19, you can see why I grabbed this immediately.

I have to say, the other three colors did not disappoint. Here is an up-close shot of the four colors in the set:

Colors from left to right: Zero, Corrupt, Empire, Uzi

LOOK AT THOSE COLORS. Ugh. They’re just gorgeous. The iridescent sparkle in the brown and the slate are even more striking in person. And all three held up just as beautifully as the black, which comes in the set as well (I now have a backup!).

AND, I was equally pleased with their sharpener. It is not your average cheapo sharpener that you run into with a gift set. It’s a great tool.

So anyway, I would STRONGLY recommend getting this set and giving the Urban Decay 24/7 glide-ons a try. I am in love. :)

Here is a closeup of my eyeball today. I’m wearing Empire. And I’ve already gotten three compliments on it! ;)

HG Nail Polish Giveaway – WINNER!!!

Well. It happened.

The Hunger Games Movie was released. And we both saw it. AND WE BOTH LOVED IT. ZOMG.

AND. We hosted our own little giveaway over here on the blogsy to celebrate!

Now. I KNOW you all were unable to sleep ALL weekend because you were just dying to know who the winner was…!

I decided to go the old-fashioned way to draw the winner of our ELECTRIFY nail polish. I hand-wrote and cut up all of the names of the entrants (that entered in time! A few of you entered too late for eligibility – but thanks for playing and THANKS FOR READING PRISSY BITCHES!! :D )

And I walked the bowl of names out to one of my coworkers, Jean, who drew the winner’s name.

Isn’t Jean pretty here? AND, OH BY THE WAY – WENDY!!! YOU win the Nail Polish!!!!

Shoot us an email at prissyb1tches@gmail.com with your mailing address and you’ll get your polish ASAP.

Thanks for playing, everyone! NOW. Tell me…. What’d you think of the MOOOOVIEEE??

HAPPY HUNGER GAMES DAY!!! Our FIRST Giveaway!

YOU.

GUYS.

It is MARCH 23rd!!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?!?!

IT MEANS THE WAIT FOR THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE IS FINALLY OVER!!!

Now. We Bitches, while Prissy, are also INTENSE book lovers. And we LURVE the Hunger Games and have been counting down to this movie release since the rights were obtained FOREVAH ago!

We also LURVE us some perdy nail polishes. And HAVE YOU SEEN the China Glaze Hunger Games Polishes?

They are a limited release and are sold out pretty much everywhere… But we Prissy Bitches shopped our butts off and snagged three of them. I sampled two of them last night. Check out my Fabu Capitol Manicure of Smoke and Ashes with Luxe and Lush on top:

I’m pretty much obsessed with it.

Now. You savvy readers must have gathered where this is headed… WIth the title of this post and my mention of not two, but THREE polishes.

YESSSSSSS. One lucky winner will get a bottle of the most coveted Capitol Color, ELECTRIFY!

Ohhhhh. Look how pretty!

Now. How does one obtain this gorgeous bottle of Capitol Appropriate Polish?

Why, easy! All you have to do is this:

1) If you’re not already, follow our blog through email, WP, or Google Reader. We want Followers, y’all!

2). Leave a comment telling us why YOU are the biggest HG Fan of them all. (Okay, maybe not the BIGGEST (have you seen the crowds at the malls?!), but at the very least, tell us why you love these books SO much.)

That’s it! Follow us, and leave us some HG love in the comments. OH, and if you want to shoot us a few compliments, we don’t mind those either.

Contest closes at 6pm central TODAY. Yep. Short turnaround on this one, folks! But we want to be able to get your HG Polish ASAP.

You know you want it.

Thanks for playing! May the odds be EVER in your favor.

What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore Wednesdays is a weekly meme we are hosting over here at
Prissy Bitches. Here’s what you do:

Once a week, take a picture of one of your FAVORITE outfits. Post it on your blog on Wednesday with all the details along with our cute little icon up there. Then, get your booty over here and leave us a link in the comments so we can all gush about each other’s fierceness.

 

Smash: 

Y’all.

I have been a BAD Prissy Bitch.

I forgot to do a WIW post this week, so you get my lovely outfit that I am wearing today. Which, it isn’t my FAVORITE outfit of the past week – but I love it just the same. We’ve had a few days full of severe thunderstorms here lately, so the whole blowing-out-the-hair thing has been put on the back burner, because you don’t want to see what a frizzy hot mess that turns into when it’s humid like this.

So, here I am at the office with my huge, curly hair au naturale!

Okay. The outfit. You guys. I am SO obsessed with the trendy bright colors this Season. I have always LOVED color and I am really enjoying getting to play with them. This dress and the color block on the shoes are MUCH brighter in person (iphone photos – you get what you get). I toned it down with a cropped sweater and black tights.

I am so in love with these shoes. They just so happen to match this dress perfectly and so I can already see this being an outfit I’ll repeat with or without the tights/sweater. One trick I love is to take a pair of neutral or nude pumps and pair them with a dark pair of tights. It turns what could be a classic staple in to a fun pop of color on its very own. Let your shoes SHINE, I say. ;)

Details:

  • Dress: Target
  • Bolero Style Sweater: Vintage; Thrifted
  • Patent Skinny Belt: I can’t remember but I lurve it
  • Initial Charm Necklace: Forever 21
  • Black Tights: I have so many pairs of tights. I can’t remember where these are from. Probably Kohls or Target
  • Shoes: Nine West
  • Black eye: You can’t really see it anymore – but it’s still there a little bit. That one is from an unfortunate incident with this little guy:

What a tough guy, right? You don’t want to cross paths with him, folks! Haaaa. Here is the eye in all its glory this past weekend:

Nice, huh? Ah, the life of a Pug Owner.  

So what about you? What was YOUR favorite outfit of the past week?

 

 

 

Ask the Bitches. How do I wear this skirt?

Dear Bitches -

I just bought this amazing Lime Green Skirt, but I’m worried I won’t ever wear it because it’s so bright. Help!

-Booney

 

**The Prissy Bitches Rub their hands together with glee and prepare for an INTERNET SHOPPING SPREE**

THIS is the fierce skirt in question:

So, dear Eli and I spent DAYS SCOURING THE INTERWEBZ for the perfect looks for such a PERFECT spring skirt. We wanted to keep the fun of the skirt as the focal point, so we chose three different looks that emphasize, but don’t overwhelm, the gorgeous limey piece.

And here they are! The Prissy Bitches’ Three Takes on One Fabulous Piece:

We went for a playful take on a classic look with this one. The tuxedo jacket adds a formal flair that is kept all the way down to the adorable platforms. The black tights, classic top, and great necklace all tone it down and keep it appropriate for daytime.

Get the look. 1.) Tuxedo Jacket from Anthropologie. 2.) Braided Necklace from Forever 21. 3.) Essie Sew Psyched Pewter Nail Polish 4.) Two Tone T-Straps from UrbanOg. 5.) Forenza Henley Tank from The Limited.  6.) Betsy Johnson Stem Drop Earrings.

We love a good excuse to rock fierce pumps and a motorcycle jacket! Whether you’re going out with the girls, or out with your main man, this is a look that will work at a nice restaurant or a funky bar. The monotone feel of the top and the skirt adds a gorgeous springy backdrop for fun jewelry that pops.

Get the look. 1) Motorcycle Jacket from H&M. 2.) Essie Mint Candy Apple Polish. 3.) Green floral top from Zara. 4.) Beaded Necklace and Stacked Bracelets from Forever 21. 5.) Kelsi Dagger Laurie Pump from DSW. 6.) Come on, ladies. It’s important to match your cocktail to your ensemble. ;)

For our last look we wanted the ultimate fun and comfy casual look for schlepping around on weekends, running errands, going to the movies or to the park. Wherever you go, you’ll feel fresh and fun in this playful take.

Get the Look. 1.) Lace Striped Oversized Tank from Forever 21. 2.) Green Ceramic Flower Necklace from Etsy Seller BlackDaisyDesigns. 3.) Stacked Lime and Gold Bangles from Nordstrom. 4.) Essie Tour de Finance Polish. 5.) Catalena Sandals by Steve Madden.

There you have it, Miss Booney! What do you guys think of our three looks? Which is your favorite?

Gotta run now, all of this shopping has me NEEDING a lime green skirt of my very own. And maybe a margarita…or two.

Hunger Games Movie Premiere Style Recap!

 Hello, bitches! Sorry for the delay! We’ve both been entirely too busy, but we’re back with a recap on the Hunger Games movie premiere, PB STYLE.

First off,  in case you’re not in the know, when we are not dreaming about shoes and fashion we are READING. Cause we’re smart, y’all. And one of those books we recommend to everyone we meet is THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. If you haven’t heard of this book and the upcoming movie adaptation, you must be living under a rock, cause it’s friggin everywhere right now.

So without further adieu – the winner of ALL THE HOTNESS at the Hunger Games Movie Premiere is:

ELIZABETH BANKS!

Holy MOLY, look at all that FIERCENESS. That color. The texture of the dress.Those shoes. I can’t look away. Prissy Bitches Approve!

Honorable Mentions:

Levin Rambin takes the award for most artful display of decolletage.

 

Josh Hutcherson may be small, but boy knows how to ROCK A THREE PIECE SUIT like nobody’s business.

So that is the undeniably good. But alas, all good things must come to an end.

SPOILER ALERT: HORRIBLE SHOES AHEAD.

The Winner of ALL THE FUGLY at the Hunger Games Movie Premiere goes to:

FELICITY BLUNT’S SHOES

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. This is a prime example of how a trend (color blocking) can go horribly, horribly, HORRIBLY WRONG. This outfit does not scream “Sexy, stylish date of the amazing, hilarious Stanley Tucci.” No. It screams “I am twelve.Maybe thirteen.” Those shoes do not belong on a red carpet. Or anywhere else, for that matter. /endrant

/newrant

This girl. Shailene Woodley. A.K.A. The girl from that Secret Life show. I don’t know how she got an invite, but I bet whoever is missing an ugly, floral house tent is REALLY pissed right now.

Woody Harrelson and his wife, Laura Louie. Oh, Woody. You are such a goon. And your wife’s dress is making me think of cheap eighties candy.

Edited to add: I found the eighties candy. It’s this one:

I would like to title the next portion of this post: CONFUSION

Now, I know why you’re wondering why Jennifer Lawrence’s show-stopping gold number is not on this list yet. And the truth is, it’s because I don’t know what to make of it, really. It’s so conflicting, it pretty much stunned me into a state of perplexity.

On the one hand, she looks gorgeous. The GOLD! The POKEY HOLES! The BOOTYLICIOUS MERMAID CUT! All lovely.

However, as you can see from the picture above, that dress is doing her lovely figure no favors. There is some weird pouching (is that even a word?) and folding going on in the front that is SO distracting. I’d say, overall, this dress was not a winner, but not a loser either. She passes.

Can we just talk about this picture for a second, because it’s making me break out into hives. On one side, we have sexy, irresistible Liam Hemsworth in a simple, chic black suit. On the other… wait… is that Miley? WHAT? WHAT IS THIS MAN-GOD doing with this train wreck of a skanktoon? She is wearing a slutty funeral shroud. YICK.

Now since I can’t, in good conscience, end the post with that nonsense, I’ll leave you with some people who we simply could never criticize, no matter what they wore.

Little Rue! THE CUTENESS! IT’S BLINDING! You guys, I can’t even.

Sure, he’s wearing five scarves and he hasn’t brushed his hair in a few weeks, but who cares? It’s Donald Sutherland, yo. Respect.

Finally. Wes Bentley, A.K.A. Seneca Crane, A.K.A. The Man Whose Beard We Predict Will Sweep The Nation. His date’s not bad either. Nice lipstick.

So what did you guys think of the star-studded HG style?

TREND WATCH. Brighten up your look.

This season, you just can’t get away from all the BRIGHT. SUPER BRIGHT! LOVELY BRIGHT! Even Day-Glo bright! And boy, am I in love. I think this trend was created just for people like Smash and me, who ADORE color and try to abuse it as much as possible. It’s like the eighties are back, but with class. Thank you, fashion Gods.

Lately, I’ve been swooning over super bright colored heels, especially in any shade of pink. I scored a pair of chunky fuchsia platform pumps on GoJane for less than $30 last week (with a coupon! more on that next week!) and I flove them so much, I’m thinking of getting them in every color. Bright colors only, of course.

Right now I’m wearing them at work, with grey slacks, a hot pink cami, a long grey cardi and lots of turquoise accessories. But last night I wore them with a bright yellow Marilyn Monroe style dress and they worked just as well! They are SO versatile. What do you think?

Here are tons more bright colored heels that I’m loving:

These babies from Steve Madden.

Jessica Simpson. Girl can make a SHOE.

Hello pretties. I want you. From Zahari.

Louboutin. A girl can dream, right?

What do YOU think? Rocking any bright colored heels lately?