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.....








Monday, April 19, 2010

March/Mid April Favorites

9:17 PM

Hey everyone,

Did everyone have a good weekend? This weekend I actually got to relax since the presentations I had to do are now over and I can breathe again. Now I can get back to regularly posting. This March favorites post is way overdue, so I am calling it my March/Mid April favortes. I figured since I had the photos to not waste it and still show you what I've been using. So, here it goes.....




  1. NARS Blush Deep Throat: Nothing compares to NARS blushes. They are the King of blushes in my book. They aught to be when you pay $25 a pop. NARS blushes are so pigmented, and show up great on my skintone. They don't look ashy at all. This is such a pretty pinky-peach blush. It is similar to Orgasm, but I like it better. I think this one shows up better on me than Orgasm which I also own. 
  2. MAC Joie-De-Vivre: This is one of the Cremeblend blushes that came out earlier this year. It is a bright coral color, and it is perfect for springtime. It looks great alone or layered. I wear this alone or with Ripe Peach Blush Ombre over it.
  3. Coppering: Coppering is a permanent shadow in the MAC line. It is a pretty color, and I have been getting  more use out of it lately. I mainly use it with the next favorite.
  4. Paradisco: This is a shadow in the permanent MAC line. It is a peachy color. It looks great on the lid with Coppering in the crease. This has been my everyday look for a while.
  5. Urban Decay 24/7 liners: I pretty much use these pencils every time I do my makeup. Shown in the picture are Flash and Zero, my two favorite colors. I think I used Zero in every single FOTD post I have made on this blog. I absolutely love these pencils. They are so creamy, and once applied they do not budge. These are essential in my makeup stash, and I will be very sad if Urban Decay were to ever stop making them.
So that's it for now. I'll be back very soon!!

Later......


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vacation Photos

10:10 AM

This will be my last vacation post. Here are some random pictures from my trip. I'll be back very soon with more posts. I think I am gonna post that March favorites since I have pictures for it. So that will be coming up next. So until next time, here come the photos.....

The view from the pool..



At the Ocean Deck....


My dad and I at Ocean Deck for night 2.....



The view from the beach....


Me on the boardwalk.....






Vacation Haul

9:52 AM

Whenever I go to Daytona, I must stop at the CCO in St. Augustine on the way. They always have a great selection there, and this time did not disappoint. I picked up a few things that I had wanted previously, but didn't get the chance to get. Here is what I got......





Perfect Topping MSF



Perfect Topping came out last year with the Sugarsweet collection. That collection had two MSF's with it. This one and Refined. At the time I chose to buy Refined. Honestly, I don't know why I bought Refined instead of Perfect Topping. I hardly ever use Refined, and I can see me using Perfect Topping a lot. PT is a gorgeous pink and purple swirl MSF in the pan, and when applied it gives the skin a nice pink glow. I used it at the beach several times, and I love it!!

Naked Honey Salve




This came out with the Naked Honey collection last may. Its a salve that can be used anywhere the skin is dry and needs a little moisture. I use it on my lips, and it is great. It stays on and makes my lips feel very soft. The pan is huge with a lot of product in it, so it should last me a while. I'm glad I waited on this one though.

Golden Olive and Push The Edge Pigments



Golden olive is a permanent MAC pigment. It is a gold-green color, and it is very pretty. Whenever I see permanent MAC pigment that I like at a CCO, I pretty much always buy it. There is a reason though. Those of you who are MAC fanatics like me should know that MAC decreased the size of the pigment jar and the amount of product in while not dropping the price. This for me means that I usually won't buy a pigment for full price because its just not worth it. I have to really really love it!! I'd rather wait to get it in a CCO where the price is cheaper.

Push The Edge was released last year with the big fall collection. I wanted to wait on that one too, because I really like buying pigments cheaper than $19.50. I think I payed 13.75 for these. Anyways, PTE is a nice purple color. I love purples, so I knew I wanted it.

So, that is it for my haul. I think I got some cool things. Has anyone found anything good at a CCO lately?

Later......

Update and Vacation FOTD

9:42 AM

Hey everyone!!

How has everyone been? It's been so long since I've posted an entry. I have been so bogged down with work from grad school that I haven't had much time for the internet and blogging. I had so many posts planned, but two presentations I had to do just took over my life. I had my march favorites as well as Lush project 10 pan, and a lush haul. I'll try to get these up as soon as possible. As far as weight loss, this month I lost 3 pounds. Not the best, but not the worst. I'm still working at it though. Trying to lose a few more by my birthday at the end of April. I did try on the skirt that I blogged about earlier that I wanted to wear and.....it fits!!! I was really happy about that because I haven't been able to wear it in years. Anyways, that was a great moment for me. I have been working out on my Wii fit, and i find that really helps. Its a great workout! I also bought the Wii Active, but I haven't had a chance to try it because I took a little trip to get away. Oh, I also got a new camera!! I got the Samsung tl225, and I absolutely love it. It takes great pictures. So much better than my last one.

So that's my life in a nutshell since I last blogged. Last weekend, I took a mini-vacation to Daytona Beach and it was so relaxing. I figured that I'd take a few pictures of my makeup at the beach so that I'd have something to post here when I got back. As far as makeup is concerned, at the beach I like to have simple makeup. It's so hot that I usually don't wear foundation at the beach because it just melts off. I love the look of glowy cheeks at the beach. Usually when I go on vacation, I bring everything I own (okay not literally!). This time I tried my best not to do that. I just brought the Urban Decay Alice palette and a few mac shadows. The FOTD I am about to show you was pretty much the look I did for each day of the vacation. It is using scatterays Solar Bits with a colored liner on the bottom. I really liked this look, and I'll be doing it more often. Solar bits can be a little funky to adhere, but I've found that applying it with a finger is so much easier!! The pictures aren't that great, but they'll do. Onto the pictures.

Products used:

Face:
Strobe Cream

Cheeks:
So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush
Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre
Cheeky Bronze MSF

Eyes:
TFSI
Scatterays Solar Bits (Adhered with fix+)
Jabberwocky from the Alice in Wonderland Palette
Lancome Artliner Noir
Urban Decay Liner Flipside with Alice e/s over it (The blue liner pictures)
Urban Decay Liner in Flash with Flash e/s over it (The purple liner pictures)
Sexy Curves Mascara

Lips:
Ahoy, There!


Here come the photos. First, the look with blue liner......












With purple liner......






So that is it for now. I will be posting a few more vacation photos, and a vacation haul very shortly. Until next time......

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!