Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween 2010: Witch - inspired by Shannen Doherty

This is a shoutout for @rfreund87.

Growing up and still a huge Charmed fan, I drew my view of classic witch makeup mixed with Shannen Doherty's character "Prue Halliwell" in season  3 episode 4, All Halliwell's Eve. 

My bow is from Forever 21.  

My computer crashed before I had a chance to save the list of products I used :(

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween 2010: classic Angel makeup

I went a little out of order. The Witch makeup I did yesterday morning was gonna go up, but I've having problems editing my video. Gggrrrr. So posting Angel makeup it is. All this white made me look tanner than I am...I like that! This is may take on makeup if you decide to be an Angel for Halloween. I made it shimmery and glossy with a touch a gray in the crease for dimension.

What I Used:


Urban Decay Potion Primer
NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
NYX e/s in Gray
Jesse's Girl e/s in Starshine
Calypso Minerals e/s in Twilight
Lancome e/s in Honeymoon
NYX e/l in Black
Sephora liquid liner in Glittering Black
Urban Decay Sky Scraper Mascara


Maybelline's Color Sensational lip [-stain in Bitten Berry
Urban Decay XXX Lip Shine in Joyride


Urban Decay Bronzer in Toasted
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Sandy Beige

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween 2010 - Greek Goddess using Urban Decay

I kept this look pretty general to all goddesses. Since their are so many and I didn't want to focus on one in particular. This is a requested look by a few people, and quite the popular costume as well. Unfortuntely, the light lately in my apartment has been terrible and when I used the flash you cannot see all the dimensions and shades. Items I used are listed below.

What I Used:

Urban Decay Potion Primer in Sin
Urban Decay e/s in Maui Wowie
Urban Decay e/s in Polyester Bride
Urban Decay e/s in Sin
Urban Decay e/s in Smog
Urban Decay e/s in Twice Baked
Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Underground
NYX felt liner in Jet Black
NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Sky Scraper Mascara

OCC Lip Tar in NSFW
Urban Decay XXX Lip Shine in Joy Ride

Urban Decay Powder Bush in Quickie
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Sandy Beige

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beauty Blogs Backstage: An Interview with Blushing

I recently joined Beauty Blogs Backstage. What is it, you ask? It is like a mix of "spotlight" and "link love." It's a group that pairs each blogger up with different bloggers each month. I thought this was a killer idea to learn more about the writers behind each blog.

If you are interested in joining BBB, I linked it below.  The month of September I've been paired with Gail Slogoff of her blog, Blushing. Check out my seven questions below.

And check out her interview with me at (on 9/25) :

Here we go!

1. What 2 brands would you spend all your money on (if you could), one brand being upper scale and the other on the cheaper end? 
I love Bobbi Brown anything. From eyes to lips, this is my “go to” brand. Maybelline is a great drug store line. Their mascara, the first one I ever purchased, still rocks and they have some great shadow combos.

2. What inspired you to start your blog?

After hosting a fundraiser at Blue Mercury last Spring and helping friends choose skincare and makeup, I realized that I had something to say and people who actually wanted to listen. Then, a friend who is a free lance writer for a local magazine suggested that I give it a shot. 8 months later, I am having a blast.

3. What makeup would you be sporting on a night out with your gals (or boys)?
Eyes-I like to first line my lids with Laura Mercier liner in Chestnut. Then I love Laura Mercier Luster Eye Color Duo in Golden Brown. Bobbi Brown Metallic Shadow in Blackberry accents the crease. Dior Show mascara makes my lashes full and thick.

Lips-Currently, I  love Nars Tashkent matte lipstick which gives me enough coverage so that my eyes pop.

4.How do you feel about Lady Gaga’s makeup?
Wearing dramatic makeup is all about attitude. Ms. Gaga definitely has all that and more. Love her MAC Viva Glam red lipstick she sports and I am also loving Deborah Lipman’s Waking Up In Vegas grey nail polish that Lady wore for the VMAs.

5. You can only use one color, what do you choose for eyes, lips, cheeks, ect…?

Nars.... Orgasm, of course!

6. Do you have a makeup muse?
Kate Hudson. I think her motto is “keep it simple” I have has mastered the basics- how to cover a zit, put on blush, and what lip color works. I like my face to be natural looking and I am a fan of multitasking products like makeup for eyes, cheeks, and lips because they make my life easier.

Being a mom of 3 kids I don’t have time most days to go crazy. But I love me some glitter on the weekends!

7. Since the whole world has gone vampire crazy---although I have since I was 13---are you team True Blood or team Twilight?

Actually, I am a huge fan of Bewitched and Sabrina, both are witches and more my speed.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nails of the Week 9/21/2010

Walgreens has this sale on nail polish for super cheap and I went crazy. I'm thinking new nail color every week! The brand is called Sinful Professional. I was actually surprised for $0.99 the quality of the polish. Definitely something I recommend. Usually priced at $1.99

From top left: Midnight Blue with no flash, then with flash

Let Me Go, was a little disappointing. It looked so cool and swirly with pinks and purples. The end result just reminded me of some normal prom type pink color. FAIL!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween 2010 - Ke$ha "Take it Off"

Yesssss, its getting closer to Halloween. I love this freakin' holiday!!!!! You can be crazy like me who went out looking like this or you can wear it for Halloween. Put on a sexy outfit and your all set! This was actually a lot of fun and artsy. I kept my eyes brown and neutral and applied the colors on my face with a cotton ball. I finally found my camera cord to upload. I have a list of things I'll be posting! so....YAY!
What I Used:
Urban Decay's Primer Potion
Lancome's e/s in Honeymoon
Lancome's e/s in Burnt Sand
Lancome's e/s in Nutmeg
Lancome's e/s in Lizard
Urban Decay's Skyscraper mascara
Ardell false lashes
Urban Decay's Grifter e/s 
Coastal Scents' Creative #1 Palette
Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse in Sandy Beige
Urban Decay's Baked Bronzer 
Urban Decay's lipstick in Love Child