Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Quick Look and Update

1:03 PM

Hey Ya'll!!

How has everyone been? I have been super busy and haven't been able to update this blog for a while. Its just too darn hot outside, and I haven't been wearing much makeup at all. I do have a FOTD that I took a while ago, but never uploaded. Until I get back fully, I'll leave you with this look. I will be back very shortly. I have a July Favorites coming up real soon. Have a good weekend!!

Products Used (All MAC unless noted)

Face
:
Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

Cheeks:
Tippy Blush
Marine Life Highlite powder

Eyes:
TFSI
Victorias Secret purple palette (forgot the name, but it was limited edition)
Femme Fi e/s
Lancome Artliner Noir
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Zero
Sexy Curves Mascara

Lips:
Ahoy, There!
Pink lipgloss

Here come the pics.....







Hope you enjoyed this look. I will be back up and running very soon. Until next time....

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!





Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vegas Nights

3:23 PM

Hey Y'all,

So here is a look that I did while in Vegas. I was going out on the town for a night and loved the way this turned out, so I took pictures of it. I also used the lip products that I bought at Sephora. I am loving Obey lipstick with dark eye makeup looks. I got inspired while watching this tutorial from whatstyleistonickel on YouTube. This is a look with reflects teal glitter and grape pigment. I didn't use all the products he did, but I absolutely love the way this turned out. I will definitely do this look again. The reflects glitters are the best!! Anyways, onto the look.....

Products Used (All MAC unless noted):


Face:
Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Liquid
Lustre Drops Bronze Hero

Cheeks:

NARS Casino Bronzer
NARS Super Orgasm Blush
Belightful Iridescent Powder

Eyes:
TFSI
Charred Mauve GPS
Black Tied e/s
Grape Pigment
Vanilla e/s
Femme Fi e/s
Transparant Teal Glitter
Lancome Artliner Noir
Stila Eye Kajal Onyx
YSL Faux Cills Mascara

Lips:
Illamasqua Obey l/s
Illamasqua Divine l/g

Here come the photos...









Hope you enjoyed the look. Until next time...

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Project 10 Pan Lush

11:26 PM

I finally finished my Lush Project 10 pan. On my last post, I had used up 4 products. I used up the remaining 7, and i'll give a brief review of what I used.

Karma Bubble Bar


Karma bubble bar smells amazing!! It is one of my favorite Lush scents. This one has orange and citrus notes in it. It also is a huge bubble bar, and lasted me about 4-5 baths. It is one of the more expensive bubble bars, but when you think of how many baths you get out of it, its a winner!!


B Electro Shower Gel



B Electro is my absolute favorite Lush shower gel. I was so sad that it was limited edition. I love that it looks like the green slime they use on Nickelodeon. It feels slimy too, and it lathers really well. The best thing about this product is the scent. It combines the smell of grapefruit and flowers, and the scent lingers on the skin for hours after showering. I literally can't stop smelling my arm after I shower.  It smells so good, and all the Lush fans I talk to love it. The Lush sales lady even told me she was sad it was limited edition.

Space Girl Bath Bomb



This is one Lush product that I really didn't like the smell of. The smell is described as that of blackcurrant sweeties. I honestly bought it because it was purple. Now, I actually didn't know the smell of it because I ordered it online before it was available for purchase in store. Now knowing that I don't like the smell, I probably won't repurchase. I actually have one left, and I'll probably include that in a big giveaway that I have planned.

Blackberry Bath Bomb




This one is absolutely my favorite bath bomb ever!! I love it because it turns the water a deep purple color. It also smells great. The smell is very fruity, and truly smells like blackberries. I absolutely love this one. I'll keep on buying it.

Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar


This product is actually what Lush calls a Retro product. This means that it was a product that Lush had previously sold in stores but doesn't anymore. Retro products are only available online. Also, Lush shipping rates have been lowered if anyone was thinking of ordering online. If you are ordering online and love fruit smells, I totally recommend this one. This product combines the scents of geranium and jasmine and smells completely amazing. I use this one in combo with the Blackberry Bath Bomb. They look so pretty together. A must if you are gonna order Retro products!!

Snow Fairy Shower Gel




This is another one of my favorite Lush shower gels. This one is limited edition too, and is usually released with the holiday collection. It smells like bubblegum, and is cotton candy pink. It also has light glitters in it, but its not noticeable on the skin. I love this product so much that when Lush has it annual buy 1 get 2 free after Christmas sale, I bought 2 bottles. So I ended up with 6 total. I have to date went through 2 of them, so look out for me possible giving one of those away (hint hint).

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar


I admit I am a total girlie girl, I love all things pink and purple. I think I must have bought one of every Lush pink bubble bar and bath bomb at some point. I really like this one. It smells very similar to Snow Fairy, but a little different. This one goes great with Think Pink bath bomb and Snow Fairy shower gel for a pretty pink bath. Also goes great with Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt.

So these are the Lush products I have used up to complete my Project 10 pan. Honestly, I may start a new Project 10 Pan Lush to use up more items. I still have so much left!! I haven't bought anything new in a while, and thats a good thing. Matter of fact, think its time for a Lush bath right about now...lol I absolutely adore Lush, and I can't wait to use up 10 more products. Until next time...

Happy Lushing

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Collective Haul: Vegas and More

10:02 PM

Hey ya'll

While I was in Vegas I got a chance to go to two of my favorite stores, Sephora and MAC. The Sephora I went to is at The Venetian Canal Shoppes. The sales lady said it was the biggest Sephora store in Vegas, and I sure do believe her. It was the biggest and nicest Sephora I have ever been in. It was a makeup lover's heaven!! I finally got to check out Illamasqua in person, and that's mainly what I purchased. Although, their selection of brands was out of this world, they were out of a lot of things. Also some of the things I picked up thinking it was what I wanted, when I got them back to the hotel it was a different color. That's partly my fault for not checking to see that I had the color right, but they also didn't have things in their right spot. Here are some pics of the store and my haul.











So here's my haul from Sephora



  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #22 Emerald Green: I totally didn't mean to pick this one up. I thought I was getting the purple one #18. This is one of Make Up For Ever new products. It is a creme texture that is supposed to be really blendable and non-budging. I haven't had a chance to really test it yet, only on my hands. I can say that it took a while for the product to be washed off my hands. It seems like it may be a great product, but the green one may go back.
  • Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss Divine: I have always wanted to try an Illamasqua gloss, and I now know why. I like the sheer ones because they go on top of lipstick really well. They aren't uber sticky like other brands, and that's why I really like it. This color is a sheer pink that goes great with most of the lippies in my collection.
  • Illamasqua Lipstick Obey: This lipstick gets lots of praise on message boards that I read. The color is a nice peachy pink, and it is a matte. I'm not really into matte lipsticks alone yet, but this one looks great with the Illamasqua gloss I purchased. I used this lip combo in a look that I'll be uploading later in the week, and as you will see it goes great with dark eyes.
  • Illamasqua Nail Polish Loella: This nail polish is described as a shimmering candy pink, so I knew it would be right up my alley. I absolutely love pink nail polishes. This one is gorgeous!!
So that was my haul from the Las Vegas Sephora. Onto the MAC Pro store.....




 This store is located in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops. I had heard great things about this store. How the people were so friendly and knew a lot. Well, the people were kinda friendly, but I only had two issues. The first thing was that they were out of mostly everything I wanted. Now, I know that's not the fault of the SA's, but they were things I really wanted. I had a list and everything. I'll just call the pro number and order what I need. Also, the lady tries to tell me that Lustre Drops are a totally new product and have never been released before...UMMM NO!! I calmly try to tell the lady that I use the freaking product everyday, but she still insisted they were new. Whatever!!  Anyways, here's what I walked away with....



  • Reflects Transparant Pink Glitter: I absolutely adore reflects glitters. My goal is to own every color they have. They are gorgeous when applied over eyeshadow. This one looks like Pearl in the container, but when applied wet it turns a gorgeous pink color. I used this one over Vex, and it looked amazing. I will do that look again soon, and upload the photos.
  • Reflects Pearl Glitter: This is another one of the glitters. It is a pretty shimmering white color. This looks great on the skin. Haven't tried it on eyes yet, but I think it will look fabulous. Don't forget to use these with caution on the eyes because they are not eye safe. However, I have had no problems using reflects glitters on my eyes. 
So that's all I purchased in Vegas makeup wise. Before I left, I ordered a couple of things from Sephora. Here's what I got.



  • NARS Bronzer Casino: This is a dark bronzer that fits my skin tone very well. It gives my skin that sun kissed glow without using self tanners or lending myself to wrinkles. Loves it!!
  • YSL Faux Cills Black Mascara: I have always said that I have problems buying a mascara that was high end and pricey. It still bothers me a bit, but not as much and this mascara is the reason. I only bought this one because Nordstrom was having a buy 2 get 1 free sale. I can't resist those kind of sales especially with pricey mascara. Knowing Nordstrom was having this sale, I went to my twitter diva's and asked if anyone has tried it and liked it. I got an overwhelming response that this mascara was great, so I decided why the heck not and purchased it. Boy, am I glad I did. This mascara is truly worth the money, I am completely in love. It gives me the effect of false lashes when I'm not wearing any. I haven't noticed any clumping also when applied. It goes on smooth, and its overall a great mascara. At $30 a pop, I may not buy this one unless there is a sale but I will definitely re-purchase at some point. For those looking for a cheaper alternative, Rimmel Sexy Curves is and will always be my pick for drugstore mascara.
So, that's the things I have purchased over my vacation and the past couple of weeks. Next post will be a look using the Illamasqua lip items I purchased. Until next time....

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!!


Monday, June 14, 2010

My First Pin Up Look

5:09 PM

Hey Ya'll,

While I was in Vegas I decided to do a look I haven't tried before...Pin Up!! I have always wanted to try one, but never really got up the nerve. Well, except for the Sexy Devil look I did for Halloween. I decided to try this because its Vegas, and anything goes. I was going to a Barry Manilow show, and I decided since he is an older artist that I might as well go with classic red lips. I absolutely love the way this turned out. I'm not as scared of red lips anymore, and I think I'll be wearing them out on the town more often. Here comes the look.....

Products Used (All MAC unless Noted):

Face:

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Liquid
Lustre Drops Bronze Hero

Cheeks:
NARS Casino Bronzer
NARS Deep Throat Blush
Belightful Iridescent Powder

Eyes:
TFSI
Vanilla e/s
Sugarshot e/s
Dark Brown from Kat Von D Beethoven Palette
Lancome Artliner Noir
Stila Eye Kajal Topaz
YSL Faux Cills Black Mascara

Lips:
Cherry Lip Liner
Ruby Woo l/s
Love Alert d/g

Here are the photos....









Hope you enjoyed the look. I will have another look I did in Vegas up very soon. Also the haul will be posted soon. Hope everyone is having a great start to their week.

Later


Where Have I Been?

1:00 AM

Hey ladies,

I have missed ya'll!!! How is everyone doing. I have been very busy, and I hate that I haven't had time to devote to this blog. Things will get better, and I am gonna start getting these out faster. So, what have I been up to? I just got back from a week in Las Vegas, and that was so much fun. I had a fabulous time. I got to meet lots of famous people..lol I also did several looks while there, and I took bunches of pictures. I also have a haul to show you from my time in Vegas. I will get those looks up later in the week. For now, here are some random pictures from my trip. Hope you enjoy....















Hope you enjoyed the photos. I will get the looks uploaded this week. Until next time....

Peace, Love, and Happiness




Monday, May 3, 2010

Kim Kardashian Inspired Eyes and FOTN

6:15 PM

Hey ya'll

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I've got a FOTN coming to ya today. Over the weekend, I went to a Musical at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. I chose to do a smokey eye and re-create one of my favorite makeup looks. One of my makeup inspirations is Kim Kardashian. Her makeup always looks great, and I love her signature smokey eye. I was watching the tutorial that her and one of her makeup artists Stephen Moleski did on YouTube, and decided to re-create the look. I had recently ordered Contrast eyeshadow which they use in the video, and I really like it. It is a dark purple-blue color, and it looks great in the crease. My look doesn't look exactly like hers, but its pretty close. I didn't go as dark on the eyes. The tutorial is a must watch for anyone that likes Kim Kardashian's makeup. The video comes in four parts, so I will link it at the end of the post. Here come the products and pictures....

Products Used (All MAC Unless Noted):

Face:
Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Lustre Drops Sun Rush

Cheeks:
Stark Naked Blush
Belightful Iridescent Powder

Eyes:
TFSI
Femme Fi e/s
Creme De Mille e/s
Contrast e/s
Carbon e/s
Stila Kajal Onyx Eyeliner
Lancome Artliner Noir
Sexy Curves Mascara

Lips:
Ahoy, There!

Here come the photos....










The Video...
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Hope you all enjoyed this look. I'll be back very soon with my April Favorites, and a *Gasp* Lush haul. Hope ya'll are having a good week, and as always....

Love, Peace, and Happiness!!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Weekend FOTN's: Smokey Purples

5:38 PM

Hey Everyone,

Over the weekend I celebrated my 26th birthday. Friday night was girls night, and we went to see one of my favorite bands. Saturday night was my birthday party, and that was fun even though the weather was crappy. Sunday was my actual birthday, and I was so tired from the weekend that I just had a relaxing day at home. My makeup look for each night definitely had a theme....smokey purples!! I love my purple eyeshadow, so I knew my looks had to have purple in them. For my party look, I spiced it up a bit and added glitter. As you know, I love my glitter.  I didn't get to take too many pictures for Friday night's look as I was in a little bit of a rush. However, I do remember what eye shadows I wore and I'll post a full break down. Also in these pictures you can see my new hair color. I chose to go a little lighter for Spring, and I am loving it!! Overall, I had a nice birthday weekend and I'm looking forward to a great new year!! Here are some pics from both nights.

Friday Night

Products used (All MAC unless noted):

Face:
Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Sun Rush Lustre Drops

Cheeks:
So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush
Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre
Perfect Topping MSF

Eyes:
TFSI
Charred Mauve Greasepaint Stick
NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
Digit e/s
Violet Pigment
MUFE #92
Parfait Amour e/s
Femme Fi e/s
Lancome Artliner Noir
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero and Flash
Urban Decay Flash Eyeshadow
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

Lips:
Ahoy, There!






Some Pics from the night....








 Saturday Night

Products Used (All MAC unless noted)


Face:
Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

Cheeks:
So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush
Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre
By Candelight MSF

Eyes:

TFSI
NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
Digit e/s
Violet Trance e/s
Satellite Dreams e/s
Parfait Amour e/s
Fuchsia Glitter (adhered with fix+)
Femme Fi e/s
Lancome Artliner Noir
Stila Kajal Liner Onyx
MAC Carbon e/s
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

Lips:
Ahoy, There!

Makeup Pics....









Pictures from my birthday party.....











Well, that's it for now. Be back soon!!

Later.....