Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm such a slacker!

i know, i know.... I realize i suck at this blog thing. I just get so busy and dont get to update it. hell, i get so busy and dont have time to do any looks. I've just been settling for boring work looks, same thing every day. This is so unlike me :-( but i vow to do better in 2010.

here's a look I did for a girlfriend's birthday party a couple weeks ago. I've got this bold lippie obsession going right now. I convinced myself over Thanksgiving that I needed a fiyah red lippie in my life. So I went to Mac with intentions of getting Viva Glam 1 but got side tracked and started looking for hot pink..... The original look was to contain Mac Funtabulous dazzleglass on top of this Magenta lipliner but I chickened out and just did the Magenta all over for this look.

Check me out! I"m really digging the look! i'm always doing nude lips and bold eyes so this was a fresh new look for me. Let me know if you like it!

face: mac studio fix fluid
milani bronzer duo for contouring
mac Rose Quartz blush
NYX blush mosaic (just on the apples)

mac naked lunch
mac trax
mac sketch
mac shroom
ardell lashes--dont know the number...same old pair.

mac magenta l/l

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Neutral Purple Look

Just a neutral look I did for a bridal shower this weekend. I don't know if it's my camera or what but I can't get neutrals to really show up well on film. It really does make me sad. this look was more rich in person but still very neutral. And it was all done using my new Coastal Scents 88 warm neutral palette! The picture of the palette on their website really doesn't give a good color reference--especially the colors on the far left which are some really pretty steel blues, greens, and greys that I can't wait to use. If you are new to makeup, I would highly recommend this palette because the looks are endless and very wearable. And the payoff is really good too, especially for the price ($24.95)!

What I used.....
*all Mac unless noted*
NC45 Studio Tech foundation (brush was sprayed with Fix+ prior)
NC45 liquid concealer
Slave to Love blush

88 warm palette
-9th column; second from the bottom for the lid
-10th column; 5th from the bottom blended up from crease
-7th column; 6th from the bottom for highlighter
-last column; 3rd from the bottom for outer V
Mac equivalents: Trax, Wedge, Brule, Embark, Seedy Pearl

NYX Toast l/l
NYX Lala l/s
Frozen Dream l/g

Monday, July 13, 2009


ok so you know I just hauled at and bought a ton of NYX stuff thinking I got a fiyah deal. Well I was doing some reading over the weekend and realized the REAL deal is on . She has the same NYX palette in my look below for $7!!! you know I feel like crying right now, right.... She also has the NYX round lippies for $1 and 25 freakin' cents!!! i got mine for $1.90 each *sobbing*

Anywho, just thought I'd pass on the info. I know we're all looking for a way to save a buck on our addictions these days.

have a good day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NYX Blue Grey LOTN

ok so I hauled AGAIN last week after my Coastal Scents order *hangs head in shame*. I have a real problem ya'll. I'm sick!! I will never in 10 lifetimes ever be able to use all the makeup I own. NEVER! But yet I keep buying more. If i watch another youtube video with a 'fabulous haul', i'm just going to click the little X and log off for the night so i dont get tempted.
This most recent haul is TheIslandBeauty fault. She is super talented so check out her tuts. She posted a haul where the NYX round lipsticks were $1.90!!!!! HOW THE HELL WAS I SUPPOSED TO PASS THAT UP????????????? not possible.... Everything I used in this look totalled $13! (not counting foundation/base)
Anywho, I'll do a haul video on that order in a few but in the meantime, here's a look I did using some of the things i got. Products listed at the end


What I Used:
REvlon Colorstay in Caramel
Mac NC45 concealer
MSF in medium
MSF in deep dark
NYX Cinnamon blush---a must have! it gives a nice warmth to the look. it's a bit intimidating in the pan's hot orange but goes on sheer if applied with a stippling brush.
NYX Supermodel palette (pic above)
Red Cherry lashes
NYX Toast l/l
NYX Hermes l/s

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Look and a Mini Haul

So I did this look last weekend. I've been on this neutral kick lately...maybe because that's what my makeup life has resorted to since i have no free time :-( I mini hauled last week when Mac had their 25% off and i've been itching to try out my new stuff.

They're old for most people but i'm just getting them or rebuying for whatever reason:

Ricepaper e/s--talked myself out of this one too many times. it's mine now!!

Vanilla e/s--i likey. i see this becoming a quick go to highlight

Cranberry e/s--mine crumbled a couple years ago and i'm tired of trying to not get it everywhere ...eventhough i don't use it.

Corduroy e/s--my first ever Mac purchase...back when the eyeshadows had screw off tops! lost this one so i rebought it. i'ts a must have matte brown

Prussian e/s--eeeehhh....i'm nervous about this, as it is a matte2. i don't care for the texture but i need this color in my life! i'm determined to make it work

Fig.1 e/s--matte2 as well. again, i need this to work! its a really pretty color

Twinks e/s--I keep seeing this used in looks and loving it played up or down. I'm excited about this neutral

Spiked pencil--this is more for my kit than for me. Many use it for their brows

Prep and Prime skin--this just continues my never ending search for a primer. and especially one that i like in conjunction with airbrush foundation

Here's a look i did using my stuff from this last hit. Mac is my crack!!!

i'm not liking it really but i post the good with the bad.


Mac Studio Mist Foundation--yes i still have one. never use it and this is why...looks terribly ashy in pics. beautiful in person though! i like the buildable coverage on this

Rose Quartz blush


primed with TFSI mixed with concealer---DONT EVER DO THAT! I was hoping more was better but it still isn't


Vanilla e/s--highlight and inner tear duct

Cranberry e/s--creasae

Corduroy e/s--outer V...i should have defined this more.


Hodgepodge liner

Chic l/s--photos more red/pink than in real life

Viva Glam 6 l/g

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oh Em Geeeeeee!!!!!!

I got an award!!! I got nominated by Yinka (Vexin The City) AND Patience (Miss Virtue) for the Adorable Blog Award!!! YEAH!

First of I'd like to thank God and the Academy....

ok serious time, this really means alot to me. It's always nice to hear that you inspired someone. I feel like i'm always looking for inspiration and just hoping and praying that someone is inspired by something I do.
I like the idea of this award so I'm following the rules and passing it on.

The Adorable Blog Award Rules are:

Include the award logo in your blog or post.

Nominate as many blogs which you like.

Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

I nominate the following:
1)Tam (Get it Girl Style)--this chic has style!! from clothes to home decor. All together just classy

Kimberly (Fab Finds Under $50)--this is my new obsession. I stalk her blog daily for what she puts together. She's turned me into a belt junkie in less than a month

Chic Chocolate--Love this blog! great source for review, cool items, and high fashion stuff

Erika (A Pretty Girls' World)--We go waaaay back, like from last year- LOL!, on Makeup Geek. She's got great looks and reviews. check her out!

There are loads more I love and would like to nominate, but I fear I may be here all day if I do! :-)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm feeling a little blue

I'm determined to get my makeup mojo back so I wanted to do a bold look this weekend for a wedding we were going to. I usually go alot softer for a wedding ...especially since this was my old boss' wedding....but this is what Sabrena wanted to do so.....
My first idea was to use MUFE 92 in the look but then at the last minute decided on using Mac Electric Eel. The last time I wore it was about 6 years ago and my mom said 'o that's just way too much blue' when she saw me *insert sad face here*. Well since that day, i've been scared to wear it out...much less to a wedding.
In the pan it looks very blue, but when you put it next to another blue (Mac Deep Truth), you can really see the green in it come through.

Hope you like it!

***I did a tutorial on this look. I still need to edit it though so look for the link on here or on youtube in the next couple days :-)

me and the hubby at the wedding

What I used:

all Mac unless noted


Studio Fix Fluid in NC45--i was scrapping the bottle on this

Slave to Love blush

Blunt blush



Electric Eel e/s

Deep Truth e/s

Sally Girl Taupe e/s (from Sally's beauty supply)

Sally Girl Brown Black e/s

Naked Lunch e/s
Carbon e/s


Hodgepodge l/l

Baby Pink Mint l/s---new lip fav! they're $2 this week at Bath and Body Works!!!