Tuesday, July 19, 2011


One of my friends, Atomic April, recently opened her own salon... Glam Salon! A couple weeks ago, see had a deal going on Groupon. Since I love her so, and the deal was amazing, I purchased it! I got over $150-$200 worth of services for only $50. What a steal!

Here is what I looked like before I went to see her:
Yea, I dilly dallied and then realized I only had a few minutes to get ready and get out the door. But, as you can see... my hair is just brown and boring. Sure, when I feel like curling it, its cute... but really... I work in a warehouse, so my hair only gets done on weekends or special occasions.

I do love my makeup though. I don't know why my face looks so pale in these pictures, must be the lighting.

I just introduced my sister in law, Holly to Inglots get eyeliners, and she said she wanted to go get one. Well, she was stuck up at a cabin with the rest of my family, so since I came home early to go to work, I stopped by the Inglots store and picked up the black one for her. Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely cannot enter any sort of makeup/beauty supply store without purchasing SOMETHING!... so I got the green eyeliner. I'm not sure what number it is... sorry. But, I LOVE IT! It is so creamy and just delicious!

Anyway, back to my hair! I went to April and first she lightened my hair so we could put some copper accents in. After the color was done, she gave me this AMAZING hair cocktail treatment. I have no idea what it was called, but it smelled so good and it made my head feel wonderful! While I was relaxing, her nail technician, Tracie, came and started giving me a mini-pedi. Talk about the royal treatment, right? Next came the haircut. I told her I'm still trying to grow it out, but I need some shape and I want to get rid of all the damage from bleaching it last summer. I love what she did. The cut isn't too drastic, but my hair feels so much healthier!

When I got home I also made my makeup a little more dramatic since Ling and I were going to dinner. Or so I thought. We agreed on carnitas tacos and rolled tacos from Amigos tacos... so romantic! haha!

So, here is my after!

Red hair tinsel. April is the creator of PopTinsel!

All eyeshadows used are my creations! See previous post for more info!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Look what I've done!

**12/5/11 EDIT.  I removed colors I do not carry.**

So, I kind of took a hiatus from making makeup. I had a lot going on with work and my family, and I just didn't have the time to devote to it. I feel that I shouldn't be making it, unless I feel the inspiration to, or else I just come out with some crappy makeup and colors.

Well, the bug finally bit a couple Saturdays ago. I was just in my makeup room cleaning up and reorganizing when I just sat down and started formulating. My creative juices really started flowing, and then Ling made me stop so we could have date night. We watched "Bruno" and ate pizza... pretty low key, but it was nice.

After "Bruno", we saw that "Cool Runnings" was on. I swear I watched that movie probably 100 times or more when I was a kid and I hadn't seen it in at least 15 years. I started watching it with Ling in the mancave and then decided to get back to my makeup, so I watched the rest of it in my room. I got inspired! I made two colors: Sanka Man and Cool Runnings, which were inspired by the movie. I actually am wearing them right now! "Hey Sanka Man... you dead yet?" "Yea, man." haha!!

I'm a little annoyed that you can't see just how awesome these colors are. Cool Runnings has green and red interference and sparkle... so beautiful!

Sunday morning, we woke up at 5 thanks to my precious dogs. Ling went into the mancave and started painting again, and I retreated to my lab. I created a few more colors and then decided I was going to be cool and hook the digital camera up to my laptop and pretend to be a professional photographer and take pics of all the products I've made. So after hunting down the software to do so and spending 2 hours photographing, I called it quits. I got at least 90% done. Whew! Right before bed I told Ling that I wanted to do something in GIMP (photoshop) where I could do this and that and blah blah blah, and even though he was ready to pass out (11 hours of non-stop painting will do that to you) he totally got me all set up and going. Such a wonderful bf!

Now, about samples... I do need people to sample some of the products and give me their honest opinion so I can work out the perfect formulations. Let me know if you are interested!

So, without further ado, here is all is. I've included the names this time in case you were interested in trying out samples. **Warning... there are LOTS of photos!**

I created this trio for the Lady Gaga album release party I went to at the Cosmopolitan. Great for a sparkly smokey eye!


I was trying to recreate BE's Warmth. I feel like I got close!