Sunday, May 31, 2009

MAC Love That Look Collection for Fall 2009

Here is a breakdown by color, unofficial descriptions by temptalia:
  • Grand Entrance Cool apricot beige
  • Dreammaker Frosty golden yellow
  • Smoke & Diamonds Dirty dark grey <<>
  • Glamour Check! Reddish brown
  • Strike A Pose Dirty deep sea blue
  • Ego Light yellow pink
  • Fashion Groupie Light, blue violet
  • Unbasic White Snow white
  • One-Off Medium green with silver pearl
  • Rated R Light, yellow green
  • Style Snob Dirty pink brown with gold pearl
  • Fashion Light gray-green with gold pearl
smoke & diamonds

Pearlglide Liners: Fly by Blu, Black Russian, Molasses, Rave

Source: Temptalia

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New favs.. plus a fotd

I love how this turned out. I used my new favorite eyeshadow: Nars "Ondine". Sorry about the color getting kinda washed out!

Product(s) used:
Nars "Ondine" e/s (all over lid color)
Mac "Sable" e/s (outer v color, blended into crease)
Mac "Shroom" e/s (highlight & inner tear duct color)
Mac "Circa Plum" pigment (lower lashline color)

Mac "ZoomBlack" mascara
(face & lips)
MUFE Mat Velvet + foundation
Benefit Brow Zings
Mac "Belightful"
Nars "Mata Hari" blusher
BE "Champagne Diamond Radiance"
Nars "Harlow" l/g
Mac "Fashion Scoop" l/g

A new favorite! I mixed Nars "Harlow" and ontop of that i put Mac "Fashion Scoop" cremesheen. the result was just Too cute!______
NOTD: a concoction of 2 polishes. I think i will call it "green-ito".... hehe. I think it came out pretty good.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My baby's birthday.. YAY! plus a little OPI haul

Okay so the other day was my little girls birthday. She is officially 5 yrs old. I will post a baby picture of her and a pic of her on her bday. Also a pic of her gift... ;)

Her birthday gift. I purchased from "The Diva-Dog Bowtique"
Her wearing her punk rock bow... too cute.
Baby Kylie!

I haven't had time to do anything as of late. But, I did have time to order these polishes from 8ty8 Beauty. On the left is "Over the Taupe" from the Brights by Paige and on the right is "Bronzed To Perfection" from the South Beach Collection. They also sent me a free sample of the Poshe "Potion of Youth". I haven't had time to try it out yet. But when I do I will maybe do a review.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

♡ Friendship Award ♡

I was given this award by the adorable Claire :) Thanks girl, you're too kind ;)

The rules are:
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours.
6. Leave a message for your nominees.

I would like to give this award to:
Robyn @ Fashionista 514
Stefanie @ The Lip Print
Iyah @ As Pink As My Juicy!
Whitney @ Whitz World of Makeup & Beauty
Anastacia @ My Makeup Mania
Tiffany @ Big Hair Bigger Lashes

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Marilyn Monroe Contest Entry

Here's my entry for Robyn's (fashionista 514) Marilyn Monroe contest.
I tried my best. But, as you can see I look NOTHING like Marilyn Monroe. So my take will, of course, fail in comparison. I didn't do her famous mole, cause I have my own... :) Also my lips pictured a different shade than in person. THAT is soo annoying. But oh well. I think it still came out like I wanted. But, you can file my hair in the "epic fail" section..... :}

Wish me luck :)

trying to get pose... lame!
the silly faces...

...The Inspiration...

...The Tools...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FOTD: "Smoking those Grapes..."

I was going out and I wanted a dramatic look, yet again. I been totally into smokey looks as of late. So i decided to make it a purple one.
My inspiration for this look is from THIS pic of Drew Barrymore I saw on Glamour Land's blog.Thanks girl ;)
Drew is sporting some fierce smokey purple shadow, as you can see. But, honestly, it looks a lot like "Grape" pigment from Mac. Since I don't have that pigment I had to make do with what I had. Which was basically "Smoke Signal" pigment. But, by putting a purple-y-blue shadow on top, it transformed into a more vibrant "purple", instead of the maroon color of th
e pigment. So high five!

Product(s) used:
benefit "r.s.v.p." c/s
mac "smoke signal" pigment
mary kay "copper beach" e/s
l.a. colors "chic" e/s palette - purple/blue color
mac "shroom" e/s
mac "black funk" e/l

mac "plushblack" mascara

(face & lips)
philosphy "supernatural" foundation
BE "mineral veil"
benefit brow zings
mac "just dessert" tricolor l/g

HERE'S ME RIGHT AFTER I FINISHED MY FACE. the hairs not even done yet... yikes....
I need to get me some different bulbs.... i always come out sooo yellow! :{

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Nars "Modern Day Love" palette swatches

Exclusive to Nordstrom stores, the palette comes with a mix of shimmery neutrals, sexy, sparkling plum and a sprinkling of basic brown and black. Available now. $50. All images are property of Makeup and Beauty Blog.
  • Alhambra: shimmery peachy pink
  • Jezebel: shimmery reddish brown
  • India Song: shimmery golden brown
  • Tokyo: shimmery silver
  • Habenera: shimmery plum
  • Pandora: matte black
  • Top row
  • bottom row

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nars Vinatge Nail Polish!

Nars has released (this week??) 5 exclusive + 1 additional new shade of nail polishes that they're calling: "Long lost from years past, Limited Edition Shades". Available online now. $16 each.
I have a question... where's Zulu??

Blue Lagoon - Iridescent powder blue (exclusive)
Zizi - Clear w/peach & gold glitter (exclusive)
Tallulah - Rich Grape (exclusive)
Hunger - Hot orange red (exclusive)
Cha Cha Cha - Semi-sheer tangerine w/gold reflections (exclusive)
Adelita - Shimmering pearlescent pink

Source: Nars

FOTD: 'Rustic, Steamy Night"

I know the name isn't the inventive or.... pretty for that matter. But, that all I could think of at the time. lol ;)
Anyways, this was tonight's look. I used "Steamy" e/s by Mac, another of my unloved, unused e/s. And let me tell you this "ten pan" thing is super difficult. Lollipop26 is genius to have come up with it. But, I started about a week after she posted, and have had a difficult time ever since. This whole look, aside from a few, consists of products that rarely see the light of day. I hope you like it... ;)

Products used:
Benefit "Skinny Jeans" cream shadow (used as base)
Mac "Steamy" e/s (used on middle of lid)
Bare Minerals "Smokey Diamond" e/s (outer v)
Mac "Satin Taupe" e/s (inner lid, crease & lower lashline)
Mac "Light Ray" e/s (used as highligher & inner tear duct)
Mary Kay "Coper Beach" e/s (used to blend out crease)
Mac "ZoomBlack" mascara

(face & lips)
Philosophy "The Supernatural" foundation
Mac "Buff" blusher
Bare Minerals "Bare Radiance" f/c (used as blusher on apples of cheeks)
Benefit Brow Zings
Mac "Naked Space" lipglass

Saturday, May 9, 2009

FOTD: "Smokey Brown"

Here's a quick look i threw together. I wanted another try at a live video. So, i decided to something fairly simple. I hope ya'll like it. I used one my favorite e/s of all time: Magnetic Fields by MAC.

Products used:
Benefit "Birthday Suit"
Mac "Sharkskin" shadestick
Stila "Vieux Carre" e/s duo

Mac "Magnetic Fields" e/s
Nars "Blondie" e/s
Bare Minerals "Flawless Diamond" e/s
Covergirl "Black Brown" eyeliner
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
(face & lips)
Mac foundation stick
Benefit brow zings

Nars "deep throat" blusher
Mac "fresh brew" lipstick
Lancome "Spring Fling" lipgloss

Friday, May 8, 2009

Welcome back, Stila!

Stila is back!

To thank loyal Stila girls everywhere for their dedication and support, Stila’s new owner, Lynn Tilton, is offering you girls the Stila Appreciation 24kt Luxe Lip Gloss, free with a purchase of $25 or more. Enter APPRECIATE at checkout.


Get Rachel McAdams look!

He did it again. This man is bananas! Look at her. The makeup is beautiful. I'm re-creating this look tonight. I don't think I'll do the hot pink lips, only cause I don't have any opaque hot pink anything. The best I have is Mac's "Nice Kitty" and it's super sheer.

Anyways, I loved this look so much that I wanted to post it on here to ya'll to see.
Enjoy ;)

Source: Troy Jensen

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Makeovers at the Grocery Store? Yes way!

This month, definitely take a stroll through Whole Foods cosmetics aisle!
Throughout May, select Whole Foods stores are offering free natural makeovers, complete with application tips. They'll also be selling an exclusive Spring Blossom Color Kit from Mineral Fusion for $19.99 (it's packed with lip gloss, shadow, blush, blotting papers, and an instructional DVD), plus they'll be doing lectures and podcasts to educate shoppers on the benefits of going green with your cosmetics.
How awesome is that!

Source: Allure

2 of the best news a girl can get!

"Mad Men" season three started production today (YAY!), and AMC says the season will premiere sometime in August. That's a bit later than seasons one and two (both of which started in late July).
Finally, they release some news! This is my favorite, or top 3, show on TV right now. I'm bummed i have to wait another month for it to air, but at least it going to come back this year.

Kylie Minogue's FIRST North American Tour! Breakdown of dates below.
I'm sooooo there. You all have no idea how long I've been waiting for her to touch down on American soil. I've only seen her in America when i went to the stupid taping of "Dancing with the Stars" mid last year. But she's coming now! I will of course being front row screaming my head off. Yes i'm one of THOSE fans....

Wed, 09/30/09
08:00 PM
Fox Theater - Oakland
Oakland, CA
Sat, 10/03/09
08:00 PM
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, NV
Sun, 10/04/09
07:30 PM
Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood, CA
Wed, 10/07/09
08:00 PM
Congress Theater
Chicago, IL
Sun, 10/11/09
08:00 PM
Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY
Mon, 10/12/09
08:00 PM
Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

OPI España (Spain) Collection - Fall 2009

First off, thanks for Scrangie for giving us all the heads up! Thanks girl! ;)
The best news in the world: Emelie at P'ssion has released promo pictures of the new OPI Fall collection! It's called "OPI Espana collection" YAY! All the colors look so pretty. I think I'm gonna end up buying them all!!!!! No joke. And as being half spanish myself, this collection is all the more sweeter! Also at her blog, are released promo pictures of the winter collection by OPI. Link below.

Like Scrangie, i am more excited about the espana collection!
Barefoot in Barcelona, Can You Tapas This? Give Me Moor!
Pink Flamenco, No Spain No Gain, Ate Berries in the Canaries.Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, Manicurist of Seville.
Pamplona Purple, Conquistadorable Color, Bullish on OPI.