Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EPIC Swatchapalooza: 1st Edition 120 Color Eye Shadow Palette Part 2

Here is the second half of my swatchapalooza for the 1st Edition 120 Color Eye Shadow Palette. I'm going to start this off with the swatch pictures. I did this set of swatches the same way as i did in Part 1. Click the link if you missed out on the first half.

EPIC Swatchapalooza: 1st Edition 120 Color Eye Shadow Palette Part 1

I hadn't planned on swatching the entire palette in one sitting but once i got started it was kind of hard to stop. I might actually swatch the lip palette tonight too. No on the lip swatches for tonight though. That will have to be done in multiple sittings. Can you imagine how sore your lips would be after putting on and taking off 66 different lip colors? No thanks. Anyway, i'll be splitting up the swatches of this palette into two separate posts. This post will include the top layer of the palette starting with the top row and working down. For these swatches i wanted to show how the color was on its own as well as swatched over a base. The top row of colors in each picture is over no base and the bottom row is swatched over New York Color Cover Stick in Light.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ebay Steal

If you frequent online beauty shops as often as i do you have probably seen the 120 Color Eye Shadow Palette or the 66 Color Lip Palette once or twice. I know i have seen the exact same palettes being sold at websites such as Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, and even Crown Brush. What a lot of companies are doing is buying these palettes and slapping their logo on top and charging the consumer extra for it. I already owned 4 of the 88 Color Eye Shadow Palettes and wasn't planning on going back for more until i realized that i could find the same palettes on ebay. Normally i'm a little hesitant to make a purchase like that on ebay. I almost bought some fake Mac eye shadow palettes once and have kind of steered clear since. But while browsing through the Beautylish forums i found someone talking about a purchase they had made from ebay. They seemed to be happy with their purchase so i decided to give ebay another shot. Besides, for the prices the seller was charging i was ok with taking the risk. I'm glad i did too. Just looking at the palettes i was blown away.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Elemental Series: Water

  So bonus points for me for getting the second part of my Elemental Series up just one day after i started it. Right? Hopefully i can keep this pace up as i love love love that i am finally out of the little make up rut i was in. Before i get to the make up, i'm trying something different with the format of my How To's. I'm still trying to work out what format works best so please let me know what you think. Please, thanks and here is some make up. Enjoy :)
As you can probably tell from the title this is my look inspired by the element water. Originally my plan was to just through on some light and dark blues but that was a little to straight forward. Instead i decided to go with a gradient from light blue to a dark aqua color. Kind of like how a wave in the ocean looks. Anyways, onwards with the how to.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Elemental Series: Fire

So while attempting to come up with a theme for a series of make up looks i settled on Sailor Moon. Remember? It was a cartoon that i practically grew up on. Anyway, after deciding on a theme i set to work on a Sailor Venus inspired look. She was always my favorite. Something went wrong though. The look was to hot and fiery.  Yeah, Venus's main color was orange and her main spiel was love. Love is passion, passion is fiery. I could  have made it work but why stretch the look when i can just change the theme? So that is how i came to the elements. Like i said this look is hot.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Deal of the Day: 10 Dollar Mall

So this deal doesn't have anything to do with make up but as it falls under the category of fashion i figured i would included it on my blog. Well, that and it is such an amazing deal that i just had to share it. is just what it sounds like. It is an online clothing store where everything is either $10 or less. And, believe it or not it is not a scam. On the website's forum, chat feature, facebook and even when googled people all over the internet were asking questions like "Is this a scam?" or "Is this site for real?" I'm glad to say it is. Despite great reviews online i made my first purchase small just to be on the safe side.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Look of the Day: Every Day

Today's Look of the Day is just that. I colored my hair last night and while taking pictures so i could do a blog post on that i figured why not make this a two-fer and do a Look of the Day while i'm at it. This look is incredibly simply and totally wearable. The only thing that could be toned down is the lips. It looks rather muted in the picture but i actually went with a super bright blue based pink lipstick. For more pictures of this look or more details on my hair please check out my New Hair: Impressions of Red post. Now here is a list of all the products i used to create this look.

New Hair: Impressions of Red

So last night partially out of boredom and partially out of the desire to do something different. It has been a minute since i last colored my let. let alone colored it something out of the norm. I colored my own hair using Splat in Luscious Raspberries and L'Oreal Paris Feria in Black Natural (20). I feel like i need a new lighting set up cause all the colors seem to get toned down. The red in my hair is much brighter as is the pink lipstick i am wearing in the pictures. Speaking of the make up for a list of all the products used please check out my Look of the Day: Every Day post.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Look of the Day: Poison Ivy

Today i had every intention of keeping my make up simple. I had to work today so i was thinking a little pop of color on the lid with a neutral in the crease and we'll call it done. As you can see that is not what happened. Somewhere in the process i stopped paying attention to what i was doing and let my creative side take over. It wasnt the neutral look i was planning on but i'm happy with how it turned out. With all the green it made me think of Poison Ivy from Batman but thanks to the purple eye liner i used more people have guessed the Hulk. Either way i wont complain.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nail Art: Abstract Art

This is one of my favorite nail art sets i have done. Now you can try it too. I wont be listing the products i used. In part that is because I dont want to make anyone feel like they cant achieve this look without using the exact same polishes...Also, i painted this set a long time ago and cant quite remember the polishes i used. XD

Nail Art: Purple Leopard Print

This nail set features a really simple leopard print on every other nail. I had originally planned on doing the pattern on each nail but i really like how it looked with only every other nail having the pattern.

Nail Art: Ruby Slippers

This look was originally done with my mom in mind. She is a fan of the Wizard of Oz so when i see red nail polish and glitter laying around this look was inevitable. The best part about it is how easy it is to do. All you need is a base coat, top coat, red nail polish, clear nail polish and glitter. It is even easier to do if you already own a glitter polish though i think i like the look of actual glitter better.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stila from Haute Look

So a few weeks back i posted about Stila going on sale on Haute Look. I was really excited about most of the products available but i decided to keep my purchase small as i have been spending so much money on make up recently. For $26, not including shipping, i got the Sheer Tinted Moisturizer in Light, One Step Foundation in Fair, an Eye Shadow Pan in Mimosa, and a Single Eye Shadow Compact to put it in. Overall i am really happy with my purchase. It really was a steal.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tip of the Day

Up until recently i failed at winging out my eyeliner. That was before i discovered these easy tricks.

Using a white eyeliner or eye shadow draw a line extending from the lower lash line following the angle of your eye. If you dont feel comfortable drawing the line free hand you can use a folded tissue as a guide. Start applying your eyeliner to the lid first making your line thinner towards the inner corner of the eye and thicker towards the outer corner once you are happy with how the liner looks on the lid move on to the wing. Following your guide draw a line out from the eye. Connect the line on your lid to the line you drew and make it taper out towards the end.

Hope that was helpful :)

Deal of The Day

Laura Geller has made her Haute Look debut! Here is what Haute Look Had to say:
"When it comes to today's beauty, Laura Geller has an uncanny knack for knowing what works and what wows. She's masterminded an ingenious collection of multi-tasking color cosmetics that feature the most innovative new products, the most informative, no-nonsense how-to's and the most inviting, wonderfully wearable colors that give every woman a fresh and fabulous look.
 Unlike other beauty companies, Geller doesn't subscribe to trends. Some of her most renowned and successful products include such favorites as "Spackle", "Caulk" and the uniquely produced "Baked Color Cosmetics Collection."
I'm a fan of this brand having been able to try a few of the products thanks to Birch Box. I don't think i'll be making any purchases myself. Though i bet i'll kicking myself in the behind when i run out of Spackle and have to pay full price for it. I would recommend that if you pick up anything you get the Blush 'n' Brighten or the Spackle Tint & Glow. The Blush 'n' Brighten is a lovely rosy blush. Apply it with a light hand as it is easy to apply to much. It is also shimmery so don't waste your money if you prefer matte blushes. Don't be afraid of Spackle Tint in bronze. When i saw it in my Birch Bow i was a little angry. I thought "why on earth would Birch Box send me this? It is no where near my skin tone." I'm glad i tried it instead of just throwing it out because i love it. It is super sheer. Instead of making my face the wrong color it just gives my face a very natural looking glow.

The sale will last until Friday 8 am pacific time. Hope you find something you like. :) Happy shopping.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My friend Sarah asked my to do her make up for Halloween. She wanted to do the Psycho Doll look by Letzmakeup. After a trial run and some crazy eyebrows that in hindsight i should have taken a picture of here is the final look we came up with.