Wednesday, March 21, 2012

EOTD- St. Patrick's Day

So four days after St. Patrick's day I'm finally doing a post. I honestly meant to have this up on Sunday, but the hubs and I spent the day Spring Cleaning. Fun, fun, fun.

I had an absolute blast this St. Patrick's Day. We went downtown to watch the parade, and then over to a friend's house to hang out, eat, drink and be merry, and then ended the day with a St. Patrick's Day movie classic: 'The Boondock Saints'. Also, I didn't have a hangover! Epic win!

Moving right along...

  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • M.A.C. Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder
  • 'Nerdgasm' blush by Geek Chic Cosmetics
  • UDPP in 'Original'
  • 'Buck' eyeshadow by Urban Decay, in the crease as the transition color
  • 'Inevitable Betrayal' eyeshadow by Geek Chic Cosmetics, all over the lid
  • 'A Very Fine Hat' eyeshadow by Geek Chic Cosmetics, in the crease
  • 'Virgin' eyeshadow by Urban Decay, as the brow bone highlight
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner in 'Extreme Smokey Gray'
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara
  • 'Morange' lipstick by M.A.C.
  • 'Vegas Volt' lipstick by M.A.C.

I also wanted to throw in this picture. I'm very proud to say that I am 25lbs. lighter now than I was last St. Patrick's Day. I've worked very hard, and I'm half way to my ultimate goal. I'm excited that I'm becoming a healthier person, and it feels so damn good! I can't tell y'all how much my self esteem has improved since I've started this journey. Now, I've just gotta keep on truckin'.

Later my freaky darlings.

Friday, March 16, 2012

NTMS- Disney Inspired

Y'all have no idea how hard it was for me to pick an inspiration character for this week's challenge. Serious business. I initially narrowed it down to my favorite characters: Belle ('Beauty and the Beast'), Aurora ('Sleeping Beauty'), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog), and Maleficent ('Sleeping Beauty'). I actually did looks for all the characters, except for Tiana (because I simply ran out of time- but I may take my ideas for her and use them for St. Patrick's Day), and I just went with my favorite one which happened to be Maleficent.

Roll it!

  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • M.A.C. Prep + Prime Translucent Pressed Powder
  • 'Dirty Plum blush by  M.A.C.
  • UDPP in 'Original'
  • 'Delft' Paint Pot by M.A.C.,all over the lid and blended out
  • 'Jet' eyeshadow by Urban Decay, all over the lid and blended out
  • 'Libertine' eyeshadow by Urban Decay, in the crease and blended out; also used to set and blend the black eyeliner on the lower lash line
  • 'Inevitible Betrayal' loose eyeshadow by  Geek Chic Cosmetics, on the edge of 'Libertine' and in the inner corners; also along the lower lash line
  • Sephora Waterproof Kohl Liner in 'Keep Black', along the upper and lower lash lines and in the upper waterline
  • 'Dark Denim' eyeshadow by Clinique, along the top lash line to blend and set the black eyeliner
  • 'Iris' eyeshadow by Mary Kay, in the center of the lid
  • Lashgasm mascara by Too Faced
  • 'Over Sexed' Plush Glass by M.A.C.
Before I wrap this thing up I just wanted to say that I friggin' love my new camera! The picture quality has greatly improved- it even has a setting for taking pictures of skin! 

St. Patrick's Day look should be up tomorrow/Sunday. Also, I'm thinking of doing a small 'Hunger Games' series this week leading up to the release of the film- which I am stupid excited about.

I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day weekend! Don't drink too much, designate a driver, and just be safe folks!

Erin Go Bragh!

Later my freaky darlings.

Friday, March 2, 2012

EOTD- Early Spring

Today's look is simple and spring-tastic, and, if I'm completely honest, M.A.C.-tastic as well. Yesterday I purchased an empty 15 pan M.A.C. palette and de-potted all of my eyeshadows- the smell of melting plastic made me a smidge loopy for the rest of the afternoon. So, this morning I carted my butt up to the M.A.C. counter, turned in my empty containers, and picked me out some lipstick. Also, I hit up my local CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlet) yesterday and picked up a few M.A.C. things there as well, so they, too, will be making an appearance in this post. This whole spiel was just to say that now that my shadows are in one spot and I can see them and I have new stuff and I wanted to play.You can't blame a girl, right?

Moving on...

  • Ulta Color Instincts Shade-Adjusting Foundation in 'Light'
  • M.A.C. Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder
  • 'Dirty Plum' blush by M.A.C.
  • UDPP in 'Original'
  • 'Expensive Pink' eyeshadow by M.A.C., all over the lid and slightly above the crease
  • 'Prussian' eyeshadow by M.A.C., in the crease, and along the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line
  • 'Grey/Brown' eyeshadow (nameless eyeshadow from the Colourizations Duo #3) by M.A.C., in the crease to blend out 'Prussian', and also along the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line
  • 'Blue Spruce' eyeshadow by M.A.C., in the outer 'v' only
  • 'Coppering' eyeshadow by M.A.C., in between 'Blue Spruce' and 'Expensive Pink'
  • 'Woodwinked' eyeshadow by M.A.C., in the inner corner and along the inner third of the lower lash line
  • 'Tissueweight' eyeshadow by M.A.C., as the brow bone highlight
  • M.A.C. Technakohl Liner in 'Brown Border'
  • NYX Eyeliner Pencil in 'Velvet', on the bottom waterline
  • M.A.C. Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
  • 'Vegas Volt' lipstick by M.A.C.
  • 'Strage Potion' lipglass by M.A.C.
I said it was going to be M.A.C. heavy. 

This isn't my best work by a long shot, but I feel pretty right now, and that's all that really matters.

Also, the Ulta foundation I'm using is new (I got it for free with the Ulta points I earned last quarter. Woot!), so I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Let me know in the comments what you think. 

Thanks for reading my loves!

Later my freaky darlings!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NTMS- Mellow Yellow

When I saw that this week's challenge was a yellow look I initially thought to myself, "Eh. No big. I got this."

Well, I was wrong.

I did a grand total of 3 looks before I came up with something that I actually liked. Come on, yellow eyeshadow, get with the program! Work, damn you! [End Mini Rant]

The look I came up with is simple- so easy, even I can do it! [insert exasperated sigh here]

But, in all honesty, I actually really like this. I wore it out today, and it actually received many compliments. Total keeper.

  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • M.A.C. Prep + Prime Translucent Setting powder
  • M.A.C. Cream Color Base  in 'Madly Magenta', as the blusher
  • UDPP in 'Original'
  • 'Buttercupcake' eyeshadow by Sugarpill, all over the lid and slightly above the crease.
  • I used a mixture of a light and medium yellow eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Pro Palette on top of 'Buttercupcake', to even the color out and brighten it up.
  • 'Dawn' eyeshadow by Tarte for True Blood, all over the previous colors to blend them out and also as the brow bone highlight.
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in 'Teal' (94), used wet and applied as a winged liner along the upper lash line.
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner in 'Extreme Smokey Gray', applied close to the lash line and winged out.
  • Sephora Waterproof Kohl Liner in 'Keep Black' (01), in the upper tight line.
  • M.A.C. Zoom Black Fast Lash mascara
  • 'Style Curve' lipstick by M.A.C.
  • 'Glam Guava lipgloss by E.L.F.
Before I wrap up this post, I just wanted to share something with you all. 

This afternoon I happened to be scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, you know just seeing what's going on with people and blah, blah, blah. I noticed that Sugarpill had posted a link, so I was like "Oh neat! A Sugarpill post!". Then I really looked at it, and noticed that I was looking at my own eye. That was the point when I said "Oh. My. G-d." and proceeded to call my husband. Sugarpill had posted a link to my "Wearable" Color Block look that I had posted last Saturday. 
Hey look! A screenshot! 

You guys have no idea how much that made my day. One of my absolute favorite companies had noticed ME of all of the amazing beauty bloggers out there. I just feel so honored, and it really makes me want to work even harder with this blog and my passion for makeup. 

I really want to thank all of you that read my blog as well. You guys don't know just how much you rock.

Love you, my freaky darlings!!!

<3 <3 <3