Sunday, March 21, 2010

Project 10 Pan...Lush

12:23 AM

So, I pretty much admit that I'm a Lush junkie.......

Ever since I discovered it about a year ago, I have been hooked. Their bath products are amazing, Well, I have come to the conclusion lately that I have way too many bath products. I was reading on allthatglitters21's blog one day, and she has started a project 10 pan Lush edition. Basically what project 10 pan is that you have to use up 10 things before buying something new. Bloggers usually do this with makeup, but some have started with Lush products. I decided recently after going into Lush wanting one thing and coming out spending $50+ dollars that I needed to start a project 10 pan of my own. I have a box full of things, and I really need to use things up before buying more. So three days into this project, I have used up 4 things. The Lush products I have really aren't that hard to use up, but I need to use what I have so I don't keep spending money. The bubble bars i can stretch into 3-4 baths, but the bath bombs are used up in one bath. Here's a little mini review on what I have used up so far.

Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb

This was part of the holiday collection (see how long I've had it). It smells very citrusy. It turned the water a nice red color, and it was very soft on the skin. I love bath bombs for this reason. Once you add it to the water, the water becomes almost like silk. I don't know how to describe it. It's just simply amazing. I like to mix bath bombs and bubble bars together to make the bath extra luxurious. The scent of this one lingered on my skin for a while. Love it, and I'll be repurchasing if it comes back out for holiday 2010.

Gnome Name Bubble Bar

This is another holiday 2009 product. It has a citrus smell. I really liked the bubbles that it produced. I'd buy this product again if it is released in the holiday 2010 collection.

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar

This was one of my favorite holiday products. It is probably one of my favorite bubble bars period. It has a great floral smell. I love the color that it turned my bath water. Such a pretty blue color. I will repurchase this one most definitely.
Waving Not Drowning Bath Bomb

This is actually a product in the regular line. I received it in a gift set which I got as a free gift for spending a certain amount of money. It is a light lavender bath bomb, and turned the water a nice purple color. I don't really like the smell. I don't think I will actually buy this one.

Well, that's it for now. I am four products in, and I'm really liking this project. It makes me look at what I have instead of always wanting something new. I am trying to get these 10 products finished because the new Easter products have arrived, and I want to be able to get something before they sell out. Limited edition products have a way of selling out fast at Lush, but I will use up the remaining 6 products before I purchase.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day 2010

9:55 PM

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

This is the makeup look I did today. I wasn't really going anywhere special, but I like the way it turned out.

Products Used (All MAC unless noted):

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Transparant finishing powder

Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmer Brick

Springtime Skipper (Juxt in the regular line is similar)
Soft Brown
Gorgeous Gold
Urban Decay Green from Alice Shadow Box
Lancome Artliner Noir
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero
Sexy Curves Mascara

Victorian l/s
1n l/g

Here comes the photos....

Hope ya'll enjoyed the look....Later!!

Quick Weight Loss Update

2:41 PM

Well, I went for my latest weigh in last week.....

Gained three pounds. Boy am I happy that it is just 3 pounds and not 10, but I still am not where I wanna be. It seems like weight loss is a cycle with me. I'll be very gung ho for about 2-3 weeks, and then lose momentum. During those weeks, I'll be eating and exercising like i'm supposed to. I'll see the results as I am doing what I'm supposed to. I guess then I get cocky. I stop tracking what I eat, I exercise less, I drink more alcohol, and I eat the wrong foods. As a result, I do not see the results on the scale that I want. Then, I get a wake up call and the cylce starts all over again. Does anyone go through this?

My question for those that do, is how do you deal with getting into a dieting rut? I have got to find some way to get past the three week mark. I know that I want to, but something in my brain just isn't clicking. I see people around me that can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound, and I want that to be me. No matter how much I want that, I know I'll always deal with this for the rest of my life. I don't know what to do to keep me on track. I guess I'll just keep trucking on, and accept the three pounds. I think that I am going to start setting mini goals for myself. Hopefully these mini goals will help. So for the first one....

Lose 10-15 pounds by April 8. Why April 8th?

That's the day I leave for vacation. There is also this certain article of clothing that I want to be able to wear on my vacation, and I know that I need to lose at least 15 more pounds to get into it. So today starts my journey. I vow to track what I eat, eat the right foods, limit alcohol, and exercise. This date is three weeks from today, so lets see how I do. I can do this!!!

I might have lost a battle, but I will win the war!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Knew You'd Take All My Honey

5:26 PM

You selfish mother f**ker.......Love that line in the video!!

This is my first look inspired by the Lady Gaga Telephone video. It is inspired by the look Beyonce is wearing in the diner scene. I love the look of the yellow shadow with the extreme liquid liner. It isn't exactly like the video, but it is pretty darn close. I think if I would have used Chrome Yellow the look would have come out better, but I don't have that shadow. I took a screen shot of the look I'm going for, but if you've seen the video you probably know which look I'm going for. I really like the way it turned out. Onto the look....

Products Used (All MAC Unless Noted):

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Med/Dark

Springtime Blush Ombre (Contour)
NARS Deep Throat
Refined MSF

Bright Future e/s
Wedge e/s
Soft Brown e/s
Texture e/s
Gesso e/s
Espresso e/s (Brows)
Lancome Artliner Noir
Urban Decay White Liner
Red Cherry #1 Lashes
Sexy Curves Mascara

1n l/s
2n l/g
Bare Necessity d/g

Here come the photos....

First, the look we are going for...

My Version...

Hope you enjoyed this look. I really like it, and I'd totally wear this out and about. I plan on doing two more looks from the video. One where Gaga is in jail with the coke cans in her hair, and her blue look from the diner scene. Plus, I've got more exciting stuff too.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday Night Out

9:44 PM

Hey Ya'll,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I went out last night to Two Urban Licks in Atlanta for dinner and drinks with some friends. I really liked the makeup look I did. I went for a grey/blueish smokey eye. I modeled this look after Kara Dioguardi, the judge on American Idol. I always love her makeup on the show. I think it turned out pretty much like the makeup she wears. The eyes were pretty easy to do, even though I used a lot of products. I also used the Hello Kitty Lash that I included in my CCO haul. I really like the lashes. I think a half lash suits me better because I have naturally long lashes. These were really easy to apply, and I wanna go back to get a few more pairs. Onto the look....

Products Used (All MAC unless noted):

Mineralize Satinfinish nc44
Strobe Cream
Select Moisture Cover nw37

Springshine Blush Ombre (Contour)
Peachykeen Blush
By Candelight MSF

Black Greasepaint stick
Wedge e/s
Electra e/s
Knight Divine e/s
Scene e/s
Carbon e/s
Femme Fi e/s
Blacktrack Fluidline
Hello Kitty Lash
Sexy Curves Mascara

Ahoy, There!

Here come the photos...

Hope ya liked the look. Until later....

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lady Gaga Telephone Video

3:38 PM

I can't say enough how much I adore Lady Gaga. I've written about her a couple of times on this blog. What I love about her is that she is constantly topping herself with her music, fashion, makeup, and most of all music videos. Her newest one is for the song Telephone featuring Beyonce. If you haven't seen the nearly 10 minute long mini movie, you are surely missing out. This video serves as a continuation of her "Paparazzi" video, and is absolutely fabulous. The makeup is so fabulous, that I want to create a few looks from it. Hopefully I'll be doing that real soon. For anyone who hasn't seen it or wants to watch the fabulousness again, here it is.