Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Say Hi to My Animal Friends!

Oh man, oh man. I've been away from this blog for far too long! My apologies to anyone still following me and I promise more posts! :) Here's just a short one to show you what's on my nails at the moment. A little animal farm!

What's on your nails??

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Haul & FOTD 12/31/11 Post-Holiday Berry Lip and Gold Eye Look

So sorry for the lack of posting these days! The holidays really caught up to me and all I wanted to do was spend time with my lovely family and friends.. But now I'm back and I have much to blog about!

In my last post, I showed how I was really into gold, rusty bronze eye looks for the holiday, and for my post-holiday look, I still kept up with the gold eye look but this time I paired it with a berry lip. Revlon's lip butter in Fig Jam actually! It's a pretty brick red that isn't too bright and flashy, but is a subtle red that looks beautiful with a gold eyeshadow. Here's a picture of what I came up with:
The bronzed gold eye doesn't look too sparkly in this picture (sigh, I need a new camera..) but I used MAC's pigment in Pink Bronze and my new Coastal Scents Metal Mania palette!
I put little dino pictures on the colors I used :) Very golden and bronze, yes? :) Thank youu to my roomie for this Christmas present :) hehe <3

Also, here's a picture of my Christmas haul!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

FOTD 12/20/11 Everyday Wintertime Rusty-Gold Look with Urban Decay's Naked Palette

This season I've really been feeling the rusty golds and bronze tones (as you can see from my NOTD too). I've been wearing a rusty gold look almost everyday and I think it's still a wintertime look, especially when you play around with different lip colors (a pale pink, berry red, fuschia colors, etc). Here's what my go-to wintertime makeup look has looked like. Today I used a pale pink lip to complete the look:
For this look, I used my Urban Decay original Naked palette. Click to see a picture of which colors I used and a step by step of how I did it!

Monday, December 19, 2011

NOTD 12/19/11 Rusty Copper

I've been feeling the goldish brown, rusty copper colors right now.. Not so much the typical festive reds or greens, but I love the browns this holiday season! I'll probably change my nails in a day or two and put on a red or make a snowflake design. Until thennnnn, this is the NOTD that I came up with:
I used Art Club - You're Golden
Essie - Mink Muffs

It's sort of a modern twist to the french tips and I think the gold glittery tips bring out the brown alot! This was my first time using the Art Club's You're Golden and I have to say I loved it. The application wasn't streaky at all and I was able to come up with a solid golden tip with one swipe! Here's another picture of my nails but with flash:
I love the color Mink Muffs, I think it's a perfect wintery color. It's not too dark and it's not too bright. It's a perfect cocoa brown!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

NEW L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches and Review!

THESE ARE GOING TO BE THE NEXT TREND, I swear. I found out about these new L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows ($6-$8) yesterday and today, I ran out to the nearest Bed Bath & Beyond to grab them! The word around the street is that these eyeshadows have been available to the UK and Canada but we, in the US, are the last to get them! And apparently, they're not being sold in many drugstores just yet, but they're being released little by little. I heard that Bed Bath & Beyond carried some of them so that's where I picked mine up from. Here's a picture of the packaging:
The packaging looks like the containers for cream eyeshadows, which these eyeshadows kind of are. They're a hybrid of a cream shadow and a regular powder eyeshadow. And the color payoff is amazing! The shadows are vibrant and velvety smooth. They feel like a "mousse" type shadow. Here's another picture of what it looks like uncapped:
Right when you unscrew them, there are little grey stoppers that say "DO NOT DISCARD". I'm assuming that these grey stoppers are to pack down the shadow and possibly make it less susceptible to air seeping through the lids? If it works, it'll hopefully keep these shadows from drying out quickly! It's a little bit of a hassle to take these grey stoppers in and out, but if it'll help maintain my shadows, then I guess it's a good thing. Here's a picture of the shadows without the stoppers:
From Right to Left/Top to Bottom: Eternal Sunshine, Amber Rush, Perpetual Purple (looks much darker in this picture than it does in real life), Golden Sage

Click to see each shadow individually pictured and for my swatch!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NOTD 12/13/11 Color Club - Masquerading

Last night I decided to try a nail polish that I hadn't touched ever since getting it over a year ago! I think the color in the bottle kinda scared me and I felt like it wasn't really my type of polish color.. But when I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised! Here's a picture of the color I ended up painting onto my nails:
This polish is called Masquerading and is by Color Club. It's a beautiful dark blue/teal chrome color. This was just with ONE coat! It went on so opaquely and without streaks or visible thinned out spots, I was really surprised for such a cheap bottle of polish. And the color kind of reminded me of the eyeshadow Hijack from my new Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV ;)

Click to see more pictures to see the texture of the polish! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV Swatches and Review!

This past weekend I went to Las Vegas for a trip with my girls to celebrate the end of finals! We had alot of fun! And of course we had to shop.. I stopped by Sephora and FINALLY bought what I've been having my eye on foreeeeeeeever. The Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV!! :) With the Nevada tax just a little cheaper than California's and with my VIB $20 gift card on a purchase of $50 or more, I convinced myself to get it.
It comes with 16 beautiful shadows (10 of which are new!) and a mini eyeshadow primer, mini mascara and mini 24/7 liquid liner in black. It also comes with a mini speaker and 2 different kinds of cords to attach your phone/computer to the mini speaker. The card on the top left contains barcodes that you can scan into your phone and a video tutorial for how to create 4 different looks will pop up. Honestly the packaging is big and bulky and hard to travel with, but so are all the other Book of Shadows, so I can't complain. I'm just glad that the butterflies aren't attached to the top lid and doesn't have to pop up every single time hahaha. But otherwise, the packaging is smooth and nice, very compact for the amount of product inside the box.

Aren't the colors just beautiful? They all have a shimmery glittery sheen to them and I really like the shades of teal/grey/blue since that's my favorite color to experiment with on my eyes (when I'm not doing a neutral eye). Since I already have so much makeup I was trying to convince myself NOT to get it, but now that I have it, I'm glad I do! Click to see CLOSER UP pictures and swatches on my skin!