Saturday, December 29, 2012

Eye of the Leopard

Hey, it's been over a month! So sorry!  This week, my friend Jennifer was visiting, and she demanded that I do her makeup, like, 100 different times.  She requested that I make designs on her eyes, so I made her eye a leopard.

I was very thankful for this video that xsparkage put up a few years ago, otherwise I would
 have had no clue what I was doing.

Looks legit, doesn't it?

  • Inglot 461
  • Inglot 465
  • Inglot 498
  • MAC Studio Fix C3
  • Elf black gel eyeliner
  • Revlon Mascara
  • Elf black liquid eyeliner
  • Urban Decay Perversion liquid eyeliner

I hope you guys like it! Not exactly for everyday wear, but if you're feeling daring it's not too crazy, I think.  And while it was really time consuming to do on my friend's eye, I don't think that it would be nearly as challenging on  yourself as long as you have a steady hand.  

I'm going to try my best to as a new years resolution, post at least one blog post a month. That will make up for me neglecting my youtube channel... Which I'm not sure when I'll get back on. I think that that will only be a very occasional thing for a while.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Revlon Not So Blueberry

Revlon Not So Blueberry from their scented collection.

This nail polish is beautiful. It has a slight duochrome and a beautiful shimmer. And it smells! Pretty good, actually. It sort of reminds me of a├žai berries, actually. The scent lingers, too. It's only strong for a little while, but you can actually smell it days later if you put your nails to your nose.  Even through topcoat, washing your hands, and showering.

So, this is two or three coats, I believe.  It's relatively opaque, but be sure to take some time in between coats, because it can bubble. Speaking of which, I think that I figured out why nail polish always bubbles on me. Did you know that your nail polish can bubble if your nails are cold? Well, I have low blood pressure, so my extremities are usually cold.  I think that that might explain it!  So yeah. Bottom line: watch for bubbling.

Did you know that cold nails causes bubbling?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paula Dorf Lipstick: Mermaid

I went through an enormous phase for nearly the whole past year where I almost exclusively wore lipstick. No gloss, or at least not very often.  So, I started building up my rather pitiful lipstick collection, and here's my newest addition!

The packaging is very cute. It has the rubberized packaging like that of Nars with little glossy symbols on it. 

Paula Dorf Mermaid.  Okay, yes, Paula Dorf is an expensive brand, but last time I went to Ulta, they had a lot of her stuff on clearance, so I snagged this $22 lipstick for only $6! Score!

That being said, I would definitely not buy this lipstick for full price. I personally don't think that I would buy any lipstick for that price, but I don't recommend this lipstick for people willing to spend that much either.  It's a really pretty coral-peach color with a golden sheen. I usually don't like frosty lipsticks, but this one has a great glow to it. 

Unfortunately, Mermaid has a rather drying consistency.  Not very creamy or moisturizing.  Thus, I much prefer wearing a gloss over it, which also makes the frosty finish a lot more beautiful.  Preferably a good scented gloss, though, because the smell isn't great either. It just smells like old lipstick. Not very pleasant. 

Overally, I don't recommend this lipstick for the price. It's nice, and I'll wear it a lot, because it's a great in-between-red-and-pink shade for me, which I was needing. It's kinda dark, but not as bold as a red.  

Do you like frosty lipsticks? If not, do you find that they're better with a gloss?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Disney Series: Rapunzel

I'm back! Next princess is:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Urban Decay Delinquent shadow stick
  • Aromaleigh Aurelie eyeshadow
  • Inglot 375 Matte eyeshadow
  • Wet 'n Wild Petal Pusher Palette
  • Elf Pink Passion blush
  • Cover Girl trio (it's gold, but I don't know the name.)
  • Mac Studio Fix powder in C3
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Mac Nanogold eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Baked eyeliner
  • Elf black liquid liner
  • Cover Girl Lashblast Volume
  • Elf Pink Passion blush
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Elf Seductive
  • Nyx gloss
  • Revlon Peony lipgloss 

Hope that you guys are liking this series as much as I am, and don't think that it's too played out.  I'm going to try to be more unique by doing characters other than princesses, but I'm not there yet.  I loved how this look came out; it was so vibrant in person. I wish you could have seen it.  Leave your requests for future looks in the comments!