October 26, 2010

New Poll Up- You Pick the Upcoming Series

I want to know which series of makeup looks you would most like to see! If you don't like any of the choices or think of a better one- still vote but comment your suggestion below!

October 24, 2010


Yesterday I went to the local park with my boyfriend, and we took some cute pictures. I wore a cranberry sweater and tied my makeup look to compliment it (not match it).

And before the next photo, let me fill you in. I tried to do those super huge anime buns ( I really wanted to do something different), and they looked good but very bizarre. They were just too over the top for the outfit, day, and occasion.

Cute, but I felt like Maleficent.

 Here is what I transformed that teased mess into:

The products I used are:
Maybelline Pure Makeup Classic Ivory Light 2
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer samplie in NW20 (using a damp concealer brush)
Jane Eye Zing in 02 Dazzle
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown (I used Nude and Dark Brown)
Origins Halo Effect Illuminator
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Rockstar and Zero
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Maybelline The Falsies blackest black
Urban Decay Primer Potion

October 23, 2010

TAG: Nine Things I Am Grateful For

So this lovely tag is from A and C of The Fashion Spot blog. I've really been enjoying her helpful "The Daily Five" tips, as seen here. Please check her out and follow!
On with the tag:

Blessing #1
Redemption and Grace (my own views- please be respectful)
(Google Images)

Blessing #2
Knowledge and Learning
(Google Images)

Blessing #3
Creativity (Makeup, Art, Music, Fashion, Writing)
(Google Images)

Blessing #4
Love and Friendship (Family, Friends, Boyfriend)
(Google Images)

Blessing #5

(Google Images)

Blessing #6
Self- Expression

Blessing #7
 (Google Images)

Blessing #8

Blessing #9
Disorder (Spontaneity)

I tag Pretty Wonderful and anyone else- feel free to link the post in a comment below!

A Few Looks from Last Week

I used the Wet n Wild Palette in Vanity for these. I've really really been enjoying it for multiple looks.

For this look, I actually took the pictures after nine hours of wear so sadly, it's not nearly as pretty as when it was first applied for this look I used:
  • Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation in Light 2 Classic Ivory
  • Stila Smudge Pot in Violet
  • MAC E/S in Beautiful Iris
  • MAC E/S in Electra
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer sample in NW20
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in zero
  • Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black
  • Maybelline The Falsies in blackest black
  • NYX e/s in Morocco
  • Almay Blendable Eye Pencil in navy(?)

MAC Loot

I was going to do a full out haul on this with pictures and all about two weeks ago. But time has passed and I have a few minutes now. Secondly, most everyone could find images of or has already seen these products. Nevertheless, keep an eye out for these products in tutorials and the like:

  • MAC Single Eyeshadow in Woodwinked
  • MAC Single Eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris
  • MAC Single Eyeshadow in Electra
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
  • a sample of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
I love, love, love the eyeshadows. I reach for Beautiful Iris all the time. Also, a while back I was on the hunt for the perfect silver eyeshadow, and Electra is IT. Should I do a comparison post between it and my other silvers? (Tell me in the comments). However, I was slightly disappointed because the one I swatched in the store was more of a steel blue gray yet mine has no hint of blue in any light whatsoever :( . But it's still the perfect silver. Woodwinked is gorgeous too, but I'll get more use out of it later on in the season. I've been feeling cool colors.
As for the MSFN, I'm really not impressed; I don't know why I haven't returned it. I see absolutely no difference when I put it on than any other cheap powder I've ever used. I've used it everyday too, so I would have noticed if it did. As for the concealer, I thought I didn't like it very much because it has a thicker consistency and I found it hard to blend until I made a discovery. I cleaned my concealer brush with a baby wipe on impulse to have a clean brush and then dipped it in the concealer like I usually do. Yet upon application, the moist brush turned this concealer into a wonder product for me. It looked so flawless applied with a moist brush! Who would have thought...Anyway, I guess I didn't tell you anything you didn't already know about MAC (great eyeshadows- orginal discovery, Melissa) :)

October 21, 2010

Pretty Wonderful's Giveaway

Isn't the  blogging community just having the best giveaways right now?

The lovely Alice of the Pretty Wonderful blog is having a giveaway for a  £25 gift voucher to CSN stores. To read her post about it click here . To see CSN stores website click here

Best of luck!

October 14, 2010

Book Chat: The Prophecy of Sisters

So do you see what I meant by my list of "intended" posts? I think I jinxed myself by posting that, because this week has been one of the worst school weeks ever. Overload. I've just felt really defeated and haven't been getting more than a few hours of sleep each night. (Alright the pity party's over now. Sorry guys.)

This post may be the first of several over the future of this blog. I absolutely love to read. I'll devour any book you place in front of me. I just have an insatiable hunger for story. I share makeup and creative things, so does anyone mind if I share when I read a really good book (or see a really good movie/show or hear a really good artist)? I hope not.

The book in reference is called The Prophecy of Sisters.
Here's the summary from http://www.hachettebookgroup.com:
"An ancient prophecy divides two sisters.
One good. One evil.Only one will prevail...
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become fierce enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in an age-old battle that could have consequences of biblical proportions." 
When I first read about this book, I thought "typical, boring, pathetic", but I was wrong. While this novel's characters and setting do heavily resemble those in Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing), the story and plot is unique to any others I have read (and fantasy/historical fiction is my favorite genre). Fans of Libba Bray will enjoy this greatly. After finishing the A Sweet Far Thing, I still wanted to read more of her writing. Michelle Zink, author of P.o.S., offers a good option. So check it out. 
Rating: 4.5/5

October 13, 2010

TAG: Love It or Hate It

  1. You must give the link to the blogger who made this tag
  2. You must tag at least 3 bloggers (I'm listing these at the end)
  3. You do not need all of the products
So, for this tag you need to list a product you love and one that you hate from the following areas: eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, browpencil, foundation, powder, concealer, blush, bronzer, lipstick, lipgloss and lipbalm.

Let's begin

Love it: Stila Smudge Pot
Hate It: Revlon ColorStay (Mechanical/auto-sharpen)

Love it: L'Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous
Hate it: Too Face Lash Injection

Love it: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Underground
Hate it: Maybelline and Covergirl

Brow Pencil:
I don't use this.

Love it: Revlon ColorStay
Hate it: Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer

Love it: MAC MSF
Hate it: Mark's 

Love it: Maybelline Mineral Power
Hate it: Mark's pencil hook-up

Love it: Mark Get Glowing Afterglo
Hate it: Revlon Mineral Blush

Love it: Revlon's Mineral Bronzer and ELF Studio Duo
Hate: anything else

Love it: Maybelline Color Sensational
Hate it: CQ's
Love it: Mark Juice Gems
Hate it: Victoria Secret Beauty Rush

Love it: Classic Chapstick
Hate it: I don't know?

I tag:
Ashley at http://juicegems.blogspot.com/
G at http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/
and anyone else!

October 10, 2010

Updates for This Week

So I should definitely be writing the English paper I have due tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM, but this is WAY more important, right? (sarcasm just so you know)

Here is a list of my *ahem* intended posts for the week (and next):

  • MAC mini-haul and review
  • Dollar Tree product review
  • LOTD(s)
  • Short byte about my life
  • Book recommendation
  • perfume review
  • hair review
Knowing my schedule, there's no way. But I'll try. Thanks to my loyal readers, and if you haven't yet, please vote in the polls!

October 9, 2010

New Polls!

There are two new polls in the right sidebar. Please vote!!!

MAC A Tartan Tale- Long Distance Love for Now

So is anyone else as excited as me over this collection? I think it's a safe bet to assume so. I hate the wait (rhyme skills right there). 18 days until October 28th when it is released in the U.S.! This post isn't to give you a full scoop or anything like that obviously I'm not privy to that kind of information, and you can easily find it from Temptalia like I did. This post is just about the specific things I'm looking forward to:

Key- * means I will buy it as apposed to just liking it

Lipstick $14.50
* The Faerie Glen Pale neutral pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition) 
Courting Lilac Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass Crème $18
* Romancin’ Mid-tone lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition) 

Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
These have a plaid pattern imprinted on each and are close to the size of Mineralize e/s.
Golden Crown Light gold with bronze Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
*A Wish Come True Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
Glamora Castle Dark grey with teal Tartan striping (Limited Edition)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
*Her Blooming Cheek Bright iridescent blue-pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass (mini-set) ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)
Sassy Lassy Bright pink fuchsia (Limited Edition)
Fab Fun Pale crystal pink (Limited Edition)
Frozen Dream Medium pink rose (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Chill, ’08)
Electro-Lush Medium mauve (Limited Edition) 
The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition)

A Lady & Her Tricks ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) Brush Set
168SE 187SE 209SE 219SE 252SE

Cost of Probable Buys: $70.50

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