Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seahawks EOTD!

**I found the Seahawks blog!**

First off, I know... it's been a very long time since I posted anything.  I've been thinking about my blog a lot lately and how I'd love to start working on it again... andhopefully keeping it up!  So with that being said, I will try my hardest to update more often.

Now, I grew up in Seattle, so therefore I am a Seahawks fan!  Today was their first game of the season so I got inspired.  Ang guess what?... THEY WON!




Here's what I used:
Cover Girl Clean Foundation in Buff Beige
Cover Girls Clean pressed powder in Buff Beige
E.L.F. Bronzer in Warm Tan
About Face Shutter (crease and lower lash line)
About Face Leprechan Scandel (lash to crease)
About Face Pearls and Stilettos (inner 1/4 and brow bown to blend out Shutter)
Bare Minerals brow powder in Dark Blonde/Medium
Coastal Scents gel eyeliner in Black (tightlined top and bottom)
Cover Girl LashBlast mascara
E.L.F. lip liner in Nude
E.L.F. Minty Gloss in Seattle

The colors didn't show up as vibrant as I thought they should, but I really really liked the look!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm back!

Okay, okay... I know it has been a really long time since I posted anything. I attempted to post a looked based on the Seattle Seahawks, but my computer was being a jerk, and it didn't get posted. I'll try to get it up here later.

I did a look today that I've done a few times before. I absolutely LOVE it! I ordered some cool samples from MyBeautyAddiction months ago and I kind of pushed them to the side while I dabbled in my hundreds of other eye pigments. A couple weeks ago I stumbled across them again and started playing. Hope you like it!


What I used:

E.L.F. Mineral Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (inner corner of eye – top and bottom)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Pacific (outer 2/3)
About Face Eye Pigment in High Drama (outer 2/3 – top and bottom)
MyBeautyAddiction eye pigment in Celestial (inner 1/3 – top and bottom) *swatches to come*
Black gel liner
CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

Since I loved those samples from MyBeautyAddiction, I ordered a sample set the other day of their new "Pure Metallic" collection.  They are gorgeous and perfect for fall.  I can’t wait to start playing with them.  They are extremely opaque and very smooth.  Heaven!!  I recommend getting samples from MBA.  The samples are generous.  I can almost fill a 5 gram jar with sifter… no joke!  And I only paid $9.50 with shipping for all 9 samples.  The first set I took in the light with flash.  The second set is in natural indoor lighting.

Etsy,purple Etsy,purple

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's been awhile...

I was having a somewhat crummy day yesterday when I decided... "Hey, dying my hair always makes me happy!"  So I pulled out a color I hadn't used in ages and went to town.  So I now have all dark hair except I left one little tiny chunk of the red.  I was so tired of the red.  Oh, I also got a hair cut about 2 weeks ago... I have bangs now.... that I don't entirely care for.

I haven't done an EOTD look in a long while either and when I was sleepily looking at all my pigments this morning, I decided to go neuteral and use some of my new colors from The She Space that I received over the weekend.  I really really love this look!

One Stop Shop: all over lid lash to just above crease.
Taboo Transfer: crease and V.
First Class Con: brow and to blend the lines.
Wet N Wild liquid eye liner in black: top liner and heavily smudged.
UD 24/7 in Zero: bottom waterline.
CoverGirl LashBlast mascara

I hope you enjoy!  I promise I'll post more EOTD's soon!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Archetype Cosmetics Swatches

A few months ago when I was discovering pigmented eyeshadows, I came across this company called Archetype Cosmetics.  I was blown away to discover that samples were only 25 cents each.  And even more excited to see that she is based in Snohomish, WA!  I read a lot of reviews and I was very hesitant to order seeing as people would place their orders and not see them for at least 6 weeks.  Well, last week I decided to stop by their website to see if there was anything new.  It looked like she had done a lot of updating and shipping was only a one week turnaround.  So I placed an order for a bunch of samples.  I got my package in 1 week... YAY!  These colors are so beautiful and exciting.  I think I will be ordering more here in the next couple weeks.  Here is what I got!:

I hope you enjoyed these swatches!  I will try to post some FOTD's using them!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Playing With my Brown Eyes

I've been trying to find colors and looks that are good for my eye color.  My eyes are brown, but they are a weird shade.  Kind of a honey color but sometimes they turn green.  So day I decided to play more with orange and brown.  I really liked the look.  Loved my lips as well!!

Aphrodite Screams
Whimsical Destiny
Beyond Convention
All for Fabulous
Sunflowers and Sugar

Lips: Wet n Wild 521A

Thanks for looking, hope you liked it!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

St. Patty's Day

Of course I had to wear some green for St. Patricks Day.  I wore a funny shirt I got from Target that had a 4 leaf clover and rainbow suspenders stamped on it.  Around 3pm my friend called and asked if I wanted to go see Zumanity (a cirque show).  So, when I got home, I changed into something not so dorky and touched up my makeup.  Same colors, but for night time I foiled them.  I really loved the look.  Since my eyes are brown, I gravitate towards yellows and greens anyway. 

I used (all from theshespace):
Monsters Mean Nothing (storypeople coll)
Leprachan Scandal (storypeople coll)
Modest Envy (Random Acts of Color coll)
Caught off Guard (Pisces coll)
I used black eyeliner, but then brushed some Modest Envy on top to tone it down a little bit.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oh, just some swatches

The weather is interesting here today, so I'm kind of in homebody mode.  I decided that since I'm just sitting here watching E!'s pre red carpet show, I should be somewhat productive.  So, I went through some of the random products I have ordered/bought this year, and this is what we have:

Hope you enjoy my swatches.  More to come later.  And I promise I will get some more EOTD's up.  I haven't put any makeup on my face since Friday morning... yikes!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Year in the Life of my Hair

So a year ago, Valentines Day 2009 I felt like I needed a change.  So, I went and had red highlights put into my hair.  I loved it!  They were super dark so they are a little hard to see.  My hair was about to the bottom of my shoulder blades

Then, a month later I was tired of the length and the red was starting to fade out real ugly, so... Went to a Paul Mitchell focus salon and I had it chopped... seriously chopped...
This was on my way home from the Beauty Salon.  You can't see the red well since it was taken with my cell phone.

This was the beginning of April when I went sailed in Phoenix with my brothers family. You can see the red a little better. And yes, I wear glasses and I do the double glasses thing with my sunglasses... a girl has to be able to see, right?

The May rolled around.  Having a disconnected bob is a PAIN to grow back.  Plus I have this horrible cowlic on my left side at my neck so my hair wasn't laying right and I was not enjoying my hair anymore.  Plus the red was fading out again so I figured it was time to dye it again.  This time I went closer to it's natural color.  Its pretty dark brown.
This picture was a couple days after I went to the salon.

This picture was a week or so ago.

After that I left the color and just got trims as needed.  The dye was pretty close to my natural color which was nice because I didn't need to touch up the color!

Now, I am a person who likes to keep doing differant things to their hair.  So going from May until February without doing anything except trimming, is a big accomplishment.  My hair has been growing, slowly but surely.  It again wasn't laying right and I wanted to bob to connect more.  And once again, I wanted some color or pizazz to my hair.  So, I have this friend going to beauty school and she did it for me.  I love it!!  I think we'll be going in and making the red more vibrant, maybe a little more purple or something??... who knows!

And that's it.  Thats my hair over the year.  It's been through a lot... lol!  Hopefully I don't bald early due to over proccessing my hair!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Depotting Urban Decay Primer Potion

I was geared up and ready to finally go get some more UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance when I remembered coming across some tutorials on how to depot UDPP.  I had tried everything under the sun that was less than $10 in the mean time and nothing really works as well as UDPP and TFSI.  So, I took my genie tube of UDPP, a towel, a knife and a old glass jar, and I sliced that thing open.  *It would have been much easier had I been using a sharper knife*  Holy Moley there was a lot of stuff still in there.  I must say, the design of UDPP is such a waste.  I would never have known about all the remaining PP had I not sliced it open.  I fit it all into what I would assume is a 10 gram jar.  I guess paying $18 isn't so bad if you make sure to get it all out! Good luck to anyone trying and make sure to be careful!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coastal Scents 88 Palette

  I'd heard a lot of good things about the Coastal Scents 88 palette so when I got an email one day from CS saying it was 20% off, I ordered.  I almost ordered the shimmer palette too, but decided to try the regular one first.  I LOVE IT!!  And it's less than $20 for 88 eye shadows that are highly pigmented.

Here are three looks I've done this week using mainly the CS palette.

I hope you enjoy these looks!! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Gaga inspired look.

So I went shopping yesterday to get my bf a bday present, but I got myself a present instead. I got the MAC Viva Glam lipstick in Gaga! I’m a huge fan of Lady Gaga. I know she isn’t for everyone, but she is a genius imo. Anyway, I only own a couple of MAC products and this I had to have.  Plus, proceeds of the sale of the lipstick helps in the fight against AIDS.  So that’s what on my lips. I figured I had to do my eyes a little funky since my lips were along the lines of Gaga.

TSS Defied Certainty
TSS Eerie Echo
TSS Drops of Moonstone
Liquid eyeliner black
Liquid glitter eyeliner
UD 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
CG Lashblast mascara

I had fun creating this look. I will definitely do again for going out!
…..GaGa, ooh laa laa….