Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog Sale!

Oh, HEY!!  Yup, I'm still here!  I've got a blog sale for ya'll!!  These colors haven't been getting any use from me so I'm offering them up to all of you!  There are 304 full size jars of About Face/The She Space, and a bunch of other samples.  Samples have all put put into 2x2 ziploc bags for better storage except for the Aromaleigh, and Archetype Cosmetics samples, which are in their original baggies..  Most colors have only been swatched or used 1-2 times.  A few About Face colors have been used multiple times but still have plenty of product in them... some were even combined with their samples.

About the About Face/The She Space colors, I bought them, rejarred them since I couldn't stand the three gram jars with no sifters at the time.  I also applied magnets to the lids and put them on magnetic dry erase boards to I could display them ALWAYS!  I assume the magnets can be cut off with a blade.

I will calculate shipping when invoicing.  Email me at with you color choices and I will paypal invoice you!  Also, I will cross off colors and they are paid for.

About Face/The She Space FULL SIZES:
I believe I bought them all for around $2.50 a piece plus new jars w/ sifters and magnets.  I'm selling them for $2.00 each.
A Bit Too Much
A Frozen Heart
A Nation of Nymphs
A Tale of Two Twins
Acidic Reign
After the Kiss
All Eyes on You
All for Fabulous
All That it Seems
Anti Establishment
Anybody Seen Erin?
Aphrodite Screams
Art of a Melody
Art of Noise
Arctic Air
Baited Breath
Barefoot Bliss
Be the Fairytale
Be Who You Are
Bed of Nails
Best in Show
Beyond Convention
Beyond Skin Deep
Beyond the Odds
Blame the Rain
Blast of Night
Blink of an Eye
Boogie on Man
Born a Savage
Born in Bliss
Bottles of Bubbles
Brave Military Wife
Broken Rules
Candy Cane Cavities
Can't Hide From Karma
Caught off Guard
Chaos in Creativity
Chillin With the DJ
Circus Chic
Clean Living
Colossal Karma
Crash Course
Crawl Than Fly
Crazy for Crabs
Crisp White Shirt
Crowning of the Cats
Crushed Metal
Crystal Sizzle
Crystal Wind
Curse of the Cocktail
Cursed with Charisma
Cynical Fairy
Dark Secret
Dark Side of Glam
Dazzle Dance
Defied Certainty
Defining Silence
Deliver on Destiny
Demon Chatter
Desperate Measures
Diamond Drizzle
Dim Witted
Distant Rumor
Divas on Fifth
Do the Lobster Crawl
Dove's a Plenty
Dragon Breath
Drama on the Dance Floor
Drop Kicked
Drops of Moonstone
Eerie Echo
Eggnog Hangover
Electric Lust
Elves in the Chimney
Elves Rule
Enemy Mine
Eventual Madness
Exiled From Eden
Exploring Everything
Extra Caution
Fairy Dust Frenzy
False Pretenses
Far Too Fabulous
Far Too Free
Fashioned in Finland
Feast for Eyes
Feeling so Fine
Felt the Burn
Fire in the Heart
First Class Con
Fisher Queenie
Follow the Sun
Foreclosed on the Castle
Funky Chicken
Garland Gone Wrong
Ghostly Story
Gin Fizz and a Phone #
Girl Genius
Glossy Moon
Goddess Called Pam
Goosed by Grinch
Gothic Glamour
Happy Haze
Happy Hour Hazards
Hard Headed
Hark the Raven
Haunted Moon
High Drama
High Glam
His Name is Gil
Hollywood Dropout
Hot Head
Human Condition
Iced Castles
Icicle Wars
Ignore the Talking Mirror
Innate Optimist
Inspired Meltdown
Intended Bliss
Into the Smoke
Ironic Chatter
Jump Jive and Jenny
Karma Comes Back
Keys to the Castle
Killer Bees
Killer Kiwis
Kiss of Belief
Kiss of Creativity
Kiss of Luxury
Kiss of Reality
Kiss of This
Kiss of Whimsy
Kiss the Frogs
Kitty Kat
Lack of Sanity
Lawyers and Lip Service
Lazy Day with Kay
Lemon Lime Brain Freeze
Leprechaun Scandal
Lions and Witches
Lit Up Lisa
Little Bit of Fabulous
Little Explosions
Little Girl Lost
Little Sue Sunshine
Living With Flowers
Looked and Leaped
Love's Rhythm
Lucky Charm
Magic Castle
Magic in the Mirror
Make Believe
Make it Happen
March of the Maniacs
Marshmallow Mist
Martinis and Men Don't Mix
Merely a Bit Modest
Mesh and Lace
Midnight in the Palace
Mincing of Words
Minimal Damage
Mistletoe Morning
Misty Maiden
Modest Envy
Mohawks and Mayhem
Monsters Mean Nothing
Moonlight and Miracles
Moral Enemy
Much Less Daunting
Name Dropper
Naughty Little Elves
Necessary Laughter
Next Stop Oz
No Scruples
Notorious She
Oh Precious Patience
Oh You Jealous Girl
One Broken Stiletto
One Dark Night
One Persuasive Piper
One Special Star
One Stop Shop
One True Mind
One Turkey Trotting
Outlaw the White Tights
Over Coiffed
Over Rated Perfection
Parallel Worlds
Park Avenue Princess
Pay Attention
Pearl World
Pearls and Stilettos
Pigment Power
Pinch of Magic
Pinch of Spice
Pixie in Paradise
Poetry in Persuasion
Psycho Babble
Queenie of the Cats
Rainbow Kisses
Rapunzel's Bad Hair Day
Razzle Me Dazzle Me
Reap and Sew
Rescue Yourself
Resting on Laurels
Ribbons of Rainbows
Root of Evil
Rotten Apples
Rude Awakening
Rudolph on a Rampage
Savor the Psychosis
Seven Little Men
Shadow of Doubt
Shake Your Groove Thing
Shards of Glass
She Does Sparkle
She Talks Trash
She's a Tough Cookie
She's Brilliant
She's Ms. Independent
She's Simply Sasha
She's so Thrifty
She's You
Silence the Shrieking
Silently Illuminated
Singing Breaks Silence
Singing With Sailors
Sips of Sin
Skinny Minny
Slaves to Simplicity
Slumber Party
Smoothe Sailing
Snooty Socialite
Snow Capped
Snow White's Dark Side
Social Misfit
Soldier of Love
Sorta Spicy
Sour Grapes
Sparkle Bubble
Spiral Kickin' Kara
Stand and Deliver
Stay in Faith
Stolen Soul
Stories of Glory
Storybook Love
Street Savvy
Stretch of Possibility
Sunflowers and Sugar
Surfing the Nile
Swim with the Fishes
Symphony of Chaos
Taboo Transfer
Take a YOU Day
Take the Cake
Tall Drink of Water
Tame That Shrew
Tear Jerk
The Bubbles Made me do It
The Golden Rule
The Good Life
The Maestro
The Maiden Marcey
The Mirror Loves Me
The Simple Strut
The Smoking Gun
The Tacky Chick
The Terror of Tinsel
Three Evil Chicks
Tiny Little Luxuries
Tip the Scales
Tipping the Scales
Too Cool For School
Touched by Truth
Trick Out Turtledove
Trolling For Hotties
Trolls on Trial
Trust and See
Twinkle Baby
Twisted Psychic
Twisting in Bliss
Two Left Feet
Unicorns in Love
Vampires Tap Dancing
Victory Dance
Vintage Advantage
VIP Lounge Lizards
Vodka and a Vixen
Wake up Call
Wasted Space
Watching for Turtles
When Bliss Meets Wisdom
Whimsical Destiny
Whirled and Twirled
Widdles and Waddles
World Class Heroes
Ying and Yang
You Cheat I Win

My Beauty Addiction SAMPLES:
Not sure what I paid for these... probably 1-1.50 each.  I'm selling them for 50 cents each.  Some of these have double the product in them.  I believe all the planetary type ones.  Swatches can be found here.

Electric Blue
Electric Yellow
Gold Olive
Electric Pink
Aged Gold
Electric Purple
Electric Coral
Milk Chocolate
Pink Crystal
Electric Green
Electric Orange

Taylor Made Minerals SAMPLES:
I bought these each for $1.  I'm selling them for 50 cents each.


Not sure what I paid for them... probably 1.50-2.00 each.  I'm selling them for 75 cents each.

French Vanilla Shake
Dressed to Kill
Black Plum
Biker Chic

Aromaleigh v.1 SAMPLES:
I believe I bought these when Aromaleigh was "closing."  Not sure what I paid for them.  I'm selling them for 50 cents each.

Drama Queen Violet
Drama Queen Topaz
Drama Queen Teal
Drama Queen Silver
Drama Quen Red
Drama Queen Green
Drama Queen Copper
Drama Queen Cocoa
Drama Queen Blue

Archetype Cosmetics SAMPLES: SOLD
I believe she is no longer in business.  I bought samples from her a couple times, so I kind of have a lot!  I bought them for 25 cents each... super cheap.  I'm selling them for 15 cents each.  Swatches can be found here.

Angel Dust
Angel of Indulgence
Antique Platinum
Apocalypse Meow
Behind the Velvet Mask
Bettie's Bangs
Brat Prince
Broken Angel
Burlesque Revival
Candy Cane Kisses
China White
Dark Ouija
Dead Roses
Deadly Nightshade
Deep Sunless Sea
Desert Rain
Deus ex Machina x2
Devil's Frost
Devil's Road
Dirty Blonde
Exquisite Corpse
Faerie Light
False Spring
Feathered Serpent
Fool in the Rain
Frozen Charlotte
Ghost Dance
Glass Coffin
Gloomy Sunday
Goddess of Destruction
Goth Trash
Harlot Star
Kitsune Yokai
Kitten Toes
La Bella Donna
Lisa's Busted Camero
Little Grey Kitten
Machine Darkness
Madame Terpsichore
Mandrake Root
Memento Mori
Midnight Aeval
Northern Lights
Obsidian Butterfly
Oceans of the Night
Oil Slick
Once Upon a Time
Ornaments of Gold
Papaver Somniferum
Pixie Poop
Plastic Pink
Poison Pen
Pressed Pansy
Queen of the Nile
Raven's Feather
Red Death
Seelie Court
Sexy Librarian
Silk & Cyanide
Silk Stockings
Skeleton Key
Soap Bubble
Spike Heel
Spring Lunacy
St Alia-of-the-Knife
Sunset Spice
The Black Dahlia
The Gargoyle Trees
The Oak King
The Uneasy Dancers
This Night to End
Transylvanian Concubine
Unseelie Court
Unwrap Me
Verre de Soie
Yowie the Night Beast

Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Urban Decay Hautelook Haul and Look

I finally caved and ordered from Hautelook (invite link) when Urban Decay was on. 

UD was one of the first major makeup purchases I made.  I remember my friend Diane (who was going to beauty school at the time) came out to visit me and she had an UD pallet and some Bare Minerals.  I was in love.  Before, I was using regular drug store stuff and wasn't really thrilled with what it was doing for/to me.  Diane also was a miracle worker and made me look gorgeous! My next paycheck was spent at Ulta on BE and UD.  I love the vibrancy of UD colors and the pigmentation is amazing.  I learned to mix colors I wouldn't normally mix together... you don't always have to play it safe with using colors all in the same family.

Its been a few years and I've branched out and bought many other brands since.  I do love me some UD, but I've since gone more indie.  I decided it was time to purchase form UD again.  The prices were so freaking amazing, how could I not?!

Here is what I got:

Tinted Moisturizer in Bodyguard ($3)
Liquid Liner in Ecstasy ($2)
24/7 Liners in Dime and Baked ($2/each)

I spent $9+shipping.  One UD eyeliner retails at $18.  My guess is that they are changing packaging and/or discontinuing these items, but still... its a steal!

I love the 24/7 pencils and the liquid liner.  I did not like the tinted moisturizer.  The moisturizer made me break out terribly and it was too dark.  I thought medium/light would work for me since I'm not completely pale.  I'll be seeing if my niece would like to try it since she is a bit darker than me and her skin might agree with the formula.

Here is a very quick look I did using most of the products.
Please excuse those eyebrows.  :(

obviously Bodyguard it too dark on me.

What I used:
UD Bodyguard Tinted Moisturizer all over face
CS Neutral pallet all over eye (1 color)
UD Ecstasy eyeliner on upper lid
UD Dime eyeliner on lower waterline
CG Lash Blast mascara

What has been your favorite Hautelook purchase?  How about your favorite Urban Decay product?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Clarisonic... I love you!

For months I've been saying how I would love to get a Clarisonic... but seeing as they start at over $100... I couldn't get myself to buy one.  Apparently, Ling does listen to me when I talk about these things because while we were out running errands the other day, he drove me over to Ulta and told me to go in there and get it.  So what'd I do?... I went in and got myself a Mia 2!!

Unfortunately, it came with Philosophy's Purity, which drys me out like crazy.

Before I could open it up, I made myself finally create a lightbox (which I've been wanting to do for some time, really).  So, all the pics were taking in my new contraption.

I need to play around with the lighting and settings on my camera, but I thought it looked better than my old back drop.

Anyway, back to the Clarisonic...

It's AMAZING!  Totally worth every penny already.  My face is so soft and smooth and even the redness on my cheeks has calmed down.  I've used it 5 times (AM and PM) since getting it and I'm amazed that I'm seeing results already.  Yesterday, I didn't have to put a liquid foundation on before putting on my airbrush makeup... it really has reduced the redness.  I've also noticed that I haven't gotten any wonky acnes either.  I usually have at least one.

Overall... BEST beauty purchase I've ever made!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chinovi and alien hair!

Hey guys!  First and foremost... HAPPY NEW YEARS!  I hope everyone had a great time celebrating this last month with all the holidays!

This is going to just be a quick post. 

I know I had mentioned previously, that I am creating my own makeup company.  I decided to let Chinovi has it's own blog so this could remain my personal one.  If you are interested in follow my other blog for updates regarding my company, specials and opening, please follow me on Chinovi's blog.

Now, on to fun things!!

I do have a few looks to post... I just haven't had time to edit down all the photos.  But here is a funny one for you.  My friend Jeremy loves watching Ancient Aliens(as do we), and we all love Giorgio Tsoukalos' insane hair (it gets bigger every season and his face gets oranger).
Dreamy, right?

Anyway... I told Jeremy a few weeks ago that I would totally do his hair on NYE to mimic Giorgio's... and here is what we came up with...

I don't know why Ling took photos from this most unflattering angle.
I had fun and he had great hair... it was easy peasy... and VERY flammable. 

Does anyone else her watch Ancient Aliens?  I'm not sure I really believe most of the stuff they say on there... but it is always entertaining!

Monday, December 5, 2011

There is a plan.

I've been a lazy blogger again.  I went to visit my boyfriends parents for the Thanksgiving weekend and didn't really take any pics of my looks.  I was afraid they'd walk in on my taking a bunch of self portraits... awkward!  I don' t know what my excuse was last week.  I was just lazy.  But now, my camera is at work, so I'll get it tomorrow and get back to taking photos.  End of excuses.

Now, I've been thinking a lot about the plan I have for my blog.  I really want to be more active and do some different things.  It will obviously contain my looks and some product reviews/swatches, but I really want to start getting Chinovi Cosmetics out there.  I'm hoping to launch the first quarter of 2012.  Sure, I could open something now... but I want to do this right!  So you'll all have to hang tight for a little bit longer.  I'm planning on getting pictures up of ALL the products I have made so I can allow people to "shop" for samples to test and blog about when I get closer to launch time.  I do understand how important the blogging community is for indie companies!

What else do I have planned for my blog?  Well, in May, I'm going to Hawaii for my friends wedding, and we are taking the opportunity to make it a vacation as well.. so guess what?... I'm going to be losing some weight.  I would like to post once a week about my progress.  I feel that you are more accountable when you have to report to other people.  I also plan to post information regarding Chinovi Cosmetics as well as continued makeup post (EOTD, reviews, etc).

Is there anything you guys would like to see?  Would you be interested in post about hair care and products as well?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Painters Tape: My New Best Friend!

After my crazy "Galaxy" eyes last night, I was feeling inspired.  I've also noticed that a big trend right now, is having a pop of color on the inner part of the eye... and I so wanted to give it a try!  So, this morning, I got out my blue painters tape, taped off the side (gives you a nice crisp edge) and went to work.

Crazy Face!

And a close up!

Really, it was much calmer than I originally thought it would be.  I tend to get carried away sometimes.. haha!  Sorry about the hairs going in to my eyes... I didn't have my hair pinned back.

Here's what I used:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff Chamois
Dinair and Stream Airbrush foundation
CC Blush in Naughty Girl
CC Bronzer
BE Mineral Veil

Smashbox Photo Finish Lip Primer
NYX JEP in Milk
Ulta Eyeshadow in Bone
Geek Chic Eyeshadow in The Spider
Geek Chic Eyeshadow in Solid Snake
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ME07 (From Winterberry Pallet)
NYX Black Eyeliner
Inglots Gel Eyeliner in 77-Black
NYX Eyeshadow in Black
Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara in Very Black

ELF Lipstick in Gypsy
BE Buxom Lipgloss in Hope

On the news this morning they talked about a study that was done.  Around 1/3 of all bosses/employers do NOT like it when a woman comes to work with bright eye makeup or red lips.  What do you think about that?  I'm glad I work at a salon where I am encouraged to do those things!

I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving so I probably will not be posting while I'm away!  I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Galaxy!

In my Facebook group, Never Too Much Sparkle, we have weekly challenges.  I LOVE them!  This week our theme is Galaxy!!  I only had a few days to decide what I was going to do and execute it since I leave on Wednesday to meet Ling's parents for the first time (can we say NERVOUS!?), and I'll be gone all weekend.  I'd rather them not know the crazy side of me... yet! 

So I spent the last couple days thinking about what I could do.  There are always confetti stars... but that is so cliche, right?  And then there is your typical dark eye with glitter or something... and I didn't want to do those.  As I was watching TV tonight, I looked up at the painting above our TV.  Last year, for Christmas, Zach did a painting for Ling.  (Zach is my baby brother.  He's 21 and has down syndrome.  He is a great artist and very musically gifted as well.)  Lings zodiac is the Taurus, so that is what Zach's painting is based on.

I LOVE this painting.  I actually love all of his art... its in almost every room of our house (two in my room actually)!

So yea, that is my inspiration.  Now on to the look!

Okay, I'm a little lazy right now.  I have absolutly no other makeup on my face besides eye makeup and I only did one eye.

What I used:
Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer
NYX JEP's in Milk and Purple
Three different UD pallets.  The colors I used were: Fishnet, Honey, Peace, Uzi, and Ransom
NYX Glitter liner in Disco Queen
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black

I think the glitter in the brows was overkill.. but hey... too late now!

What do you think?  I had a lot of fun trying to bring the painting to my eyelid!

Thanks for reading!