Saturday, January 23, 2010

Christmas Haul 2009: Eyes

If you asked what my favorite product is, I’d pretty much guarantee I would say Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliner. So when I got a few new colors I was very happy. :) They last super long and glide on like butter. None of that crappy
jagged lines across your lids. Even across your
waterline, which can be a delicate spot. “Zero”
which is a classic black I’ve had before but is
by far the best buy you will ever make. The colors
coming from left to right below are: ---->

“midnight cowboy” <--- is one of the Heavy Metal glitter liners. Amazing product! It’s like if silver and gold had a baby, that’s the color right there.

NYX is a brand that is rapidly growing on me. It’s not dirt cheap, just in the middle ground. I found this palette at Ulta before christmas. It’s not goopey, but has a creamy texture and stick to your skin without the fallout of loose glitter. Putting over eye shadow over time just creases the shadow and look awful. But works great on skin alone. It’s worth the $8.99 if you love glitter

I heard of smudge pots a few months ago,
and when Stila Cosmetics came out with this
cute kit only pricing at $32 I knew I had to try
out these so called smudge pots. And I may
I’m a fan. Smudge pots are a gel liner and
shadow in one.

Cranberry Vodka

What I Used: Inspired by one of the old time favorite drinks, the cranberry and vodka cocktail. This look is good for fall and winter as well.

Eyes--->Urban Decay’s Skyscraper Mascara in Gotham
Urban Decay’s Shadow in Last Call & Sin
M.A.C.’s Cranberry pigment
Calypso Minerals’ Champagne Bubbles
Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liner in Zero
Face---> Sephora’s mineral foundation in D-30
Urban Decay’s Baked Bronzer in Toasted
Brows---> Urban Decay’s Brow Box in Brown Sugar
Lips---> Bare Escentuals’ Buxom Lipgloss in Tempest

Christmas Haul 2009: Lips

I hope everyone’s holiday was splendid. I got many new products over the holiday and my 24th birthday. I thought instead of doing a haul video, since I am not the biggest fan, I would do a review. The theme? Lips! I did take pictures, but since I woke up after 230pm the sun went down by the time I was functioning. Which made the colors very off from its originality.

The products:

Sephora ---> Precious Pink
Bronzed Beauty
Sephora’s glosses are a touch a shimmer in them and pack just a tad of color in them. They are flavorless and not a sticky gloss. Precious is great for daytime and Bronzed Beauty is a great accent for an evening look.

NYX ---> 115 African Queen
136 Dolly Pink
Coastal Scents ---> Fusion
NYX’s lip glosses punch quite a lot
of color for glosses. They’re kinda
sticky, but go great over lipstick
for longer lasting color. Coastal
Scents’ Smacks line is they’re gloss
line. It’s a small tube and great
deal for only $1.99 with bold color!

NYX ---> 588 Orange Soda
575 Black Cherry
507 NYX
509 Narcissus
529 Thaila

NYC ---> 405B Blue Rose
Prestige ---> 82A Heartbreak
86A Lolita

NYX has decent lipstick for only $4. Most also have moistureizers in them for that glide on feeling. When you wear them, if your lips are cracked and have some wear on them, it shows. My favorite of
them is Black Cherry--a very
deep red---and Thaila---just a
basic nude that goes with

Prestige I found one day at Ulta
while roaming around (I know
SHOCKER). It was on clearance
so its quite possible that it is in
the process of being discontinues. I’m a fan of the 2 I have. They are not glossy at all, just plain matte. And it has taken me years to find a red that suits me the way I want it to. The colors are okay in the bright category and good for an everyday use.

NYC is a very cheap brand of
cosmetic’s but it is hard to find
such an intense pink and the
color is gorgeous. Has almost an
80’s vibe to it. Wear with lip
liner will help it last all day.

Merry Christmas!


I am an avid fan of glitter, and tis the season to really bring it out. I basically took a light smokey eye and made a glitter eyeshadow base and covered over it.

NYE Matte Smokey

Oil Tycoon's Wife

Smoked Out Metallically

What I Used:
Urbay Decay’s Shimmer Potion Primer
Urban Decay’s Polyester Bride & Zero Shadows
Bare Minerals’ Rock Star &1980’s Shadows
Urban Decay’s Zero 24/7 Eyeliner
Calypso Minerals’ New Moon Shadow
Estee Lauder Mascara

Friday, January 22, 2010


My friend who moved to Brazil recently inspired my recent look. I asked for his 3 favorite colors, which he provided confusedly not knowing what I was up to. For his going away party I designed a dramatic look with reds, blues, black and gold. A fun, dramatic, adventurous and curious look that I believe sums up the year being his friend. Say what?! Yes, I can’t believe its JUST been a year.