Sunday, April 25, 2010

EOTN: Purple/Green Christina Aguilera inpsired

Hmm, I meant to post this a few nights ago. Didn't realize I saved it as a draft and never published it. haha.

I got my inspiration for this look from a picture of Christina that I love. It didn't come out exactly as I planned because I didn't have the right colors. Click for pictures. =) Here's the inspiration pic. I'd love to do my bangs like that, if only I had the guts and the bone structure she has haha.


Here's my version. Pics are washed out, OF COURSE. Grrr. The colors were much more vibrant and closer to hers in real life. I am not happy with the green though. I hate Pastorale! lol. It always wears off no matter what base I use. =/ Excuse my red puffy eyes too, I have horrid allergies =(
What I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Pastorale pigment (lid)
Fyrinnae Nevermore (crease and lower lashline)
Bobbi Brown Navajo (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner "Zero" (upper lash line)
Can't remember what mascara I used for the life of me, lol

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

E.L.F. Haul

I had a 50% off code so I made a small E.L.F. haul last week. It came today =D I've been impressed by E.L.F's Studio line lately. I needed some organizers so I got a large and small holder, some brush shampoo, and a blush. They gave me the candy shop lipgloss for free. Nothing too exciting, but I'm loving it all. =) Read More if you're interested in the pics.

The whole She-bang

Small and Large Brush holders

ELF Fuchsia Fusion Blush (Natural Light)

The brush holders are actually very nice. I smell a NARS design rip-off here but I'm not complaining. The outside of the holders has that lovely velvety smooth texture of NARS packaging. It says on the box though that it is easy to clean. I'm hoping that's true. Anyone who own any NARS products knows how hard it is to keep those suckers clean!

I haven't tried the brush shampoo yet but I've heard good things about it. It's anti-bacterial which I think will be beneficial for me, since I seem to break out from my blush brushes a lot.

The blush itself is very pretty too. It's full of glitter though, which I don't mind. If you hate glitter though, stay away from this one!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I love this quote from a Stila palette.

"Deep in the center of every one of us is a colorful, creative artist that is worthy.
Makeup gives you the ability of self expression, confidence, and happiness." - Stila

That is exactly how I feel about it. =)

Unlike Ms. Laura Mercier who thinks us American 'h00rs' only wear makeup to attract men and sexualize ourselves. lol.

Here's a pic of the palette too. I want it, but I'm pretty sure I already have dupes of all the colors. =/



Well, tonight sucked. I spent over an hour on my makeup and it came out looking like crap. I tried to to do a sparkly silver smoky eye. Smoky silver eyes are one of my favorite looks and I wanted to play it up a little with some silver glitter because my boyfriend likes me sparkly. Everything was coming out just fine until I started messing with the stinkin' glitter. lol. I used my pixie epoxy and some silver Sephora loose glitter. It was looking great at first, the epoxy was working great and it was sticking strong. I think I overdid it with the glitter though, I ended up putting it on too high above the crease and messing up my crease work. When I tried to fix the crease work it was impossible to blend because it had epoxy on it. *Sigh* Oh well, I will try it again soon and see if I can get it to look better. My BF said he liked it and I guess it's not the most awful thing ever, but I know I can do way better! Next time Gadget... Next time!

Read full post for pics.

What I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Bough Grey Eye Shadow (lid)
Urban Decay Gunmetal Eye Shadow (crease and lower lash line)
Pink from Stila Mod 2 palette (above crease)
Christian Soriano Sahara Eye Shadow (highlight)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Sephora Silver Glitter
MAC Plushlash Mascara



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Color Club "Wild at Heart" Swatches

It's impossible to capture the true beauty of this polish through a camera lens, but I tried! lol. This was the 3rd day of my mani so excuse the wear and tear!

With Flash

Natural Light

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My Nail Polish Stash

Here is a full inventory of all of my nail polishes. Of course, more are added all the time, and I'll be sure to post all of those in the future. The color might be slightly off on some, due the bad lighting in my room. Sorry! Hope you enjoy looking anyway. =)




Urban Decay Apocalyptic
L-R: White Widow, Gunmetal, Apocolypse, Grunge, Meltdown, Big Bang, F Bomb

Opi Alice in Wonderland
L-R: Absolutely Alice, Thanks So Muchness, Off With Her Red, Mad as a Hatter

(Minis are not my favorite, so I don't have many.)
L-R:Color Club "What a Drag", Opi (sorry I have no idea what the shades are, they aren't written on the bottles) and Sephora Glow in the Dark polish, which does not glow in the dark at all.

Estee Lauder
L-R: Chameleon Prism, Papaya Sorbet

My lonely Chanel polish in 485 DJANGO (bad pic, sorry)

Face Stockhlom
L-R: 35, 73

Top Row: Midnight in Moscow, Mad as a Hatter, You Don't Know Jacques, Dressed to Empress
Bottom Row: Absolutely Alice, Dancing in the Isles, Significant Other Color

Top Row: Spellbound, Sky blue-pink, Aquamarine Bliss, Moon Shadow, Walk Down the Aisle, Shine on Crazy Diamond
Bottom Row: Quintessential Crimson, Haute Red, Fabfuschia, Basket Case, Gold Rush, Golden Halo

Sinful Colors
Top Row: Secret Admirer, San Francisco, Mint Apple, Neon Melon, Dream On
Bottom Row: Bali Mist, Shausha, Bermuda Sunshine, Beautiful Girl, Wind of Lagoon

L-R: Pink Parka, Jewel, Pearly White

China Glaze
L-R: Princess Grace, Jetstream, Lemon Fizz, Passion in the Pacific

Color Club
Top Row: Wild at Heart, After Hours, Rule Breaker, Pure Energy, Factory Girl
Bottom Row: Wild & Willing, Fashion Addict, Art of Seduction, MODern Pink, Sugar Rush

Top Row: Playful, Keylime Shine, Tricky Treat, Sweetest Pink, She's So Glitzy (old formula), She's So Glitzy (New Formula)
Middle Row: Milani, Black Cherry, Garnet Gems, Toe-mato Red, Raspberry Fusion, Tropical Fiesta
Bottom Row: 3D Holographics Digital & 510

L-R: Black Pearl, Lila

L-R: Freshwater Pearl, Coral Reef, After Midnight

Un-named Set (Never used but the bottles are cute!)

L-R: Ruby Slipper, Wink

Revlon Sweet Nothings
L-R: Nude Nightie, Rende-blue, Lilac Lingerie

Hot Topic
All un-named =/ These are nice though, and cheap!

L-R: Rimmel "Black Satin", Rimmel Underground "Cat Fight", Wet N Wild "Jade" & "Inferno", Love My Nails "Crazy For You"

L-R: Revlon "Midnight Affair", Urban Decay "Metropolitan", Hard Candy "Pussy Kat", Nicole "Turbo Teal", ColorZone "Hot Pink", Nailene French Mani

That's it! I left out all the topcoats and tools because I'm lazy. =p

My Wishlist

Here I will post the makeup and beauty products I'm currently drooling after. I doubt anyone cares, but it's fun for me =D Feel free to squash any lemmings!

Tokidoki for Sephora "Bastardino" Quad
I want this, and I admit, it is mainly because of the packaging! It's just so cute and I love the name. LOL. Is it worth $25 though? =/