Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Charlize Theron (Dior Ad) Inspired

   I saw this amazing ad picture in a Wall Street Journal magazine. I don't know about you, but I think Charlize Theron is incredibly beautiful, and just exudes sexiness. I love this look because there is no defined eyeliner, or overly intricate eye look going on. It's mostly about her amazing, glowing skin.

    Obviously I do not look the Charlize, nor do I own any Dior products. I used what I have, on my own average face. I really like how my recreation turned out, and can see myself wearing this often. I just can't get over how beautiful this woman is, the glow to her skin makes her look even more amazing. Enough of my girl love, LOL.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top 10 Nail Polish Picks for Winter

    When I think of winter colors, I think: blue, silver, red, green, sparkly. These are my picks (from my collection) of nail polishes I'll  be rocking this winter.

My Look: A Good Frost

   In Michigan here today, it is a nasty disgusting day. It's been raining since last night, and the weather calls for snow, as we are under a weather advisory. Really? Why oh why do I live here?? My entire driveway looks like a swimming pool, and I'm petrified my basement is going to flood again. Ugghhh....

    I am done with my November schedule, but wouldn't you know it, I did Too Faced Tuesday today, lol. I guess technically the month isn't over until tomorrow anyway.  =)  Today's look is brought to you by Too Faced Natural Eye Palette.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Random Thought

    I watched a video by Beauty Broadcast a while back (if you don't follow or watch her, you MUST) where she had her husband do her makeup. It was frickin' HILARIOUS!! I asked my husband if he'd do it for a blog post, he declined. He's no fun haha.
    My 6 year old asks me all the time if he can do my lip stick, and do my hair, etc. My random thought is this: perhaps I will let him do it this weekend and have one awesome post from it all, and hilarious quality time with my son.
    Thoughts? Should I be scared? LOL

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Favorites

    As you know, I have been going by a schedule this November. It is located to the right hand side of the blog. Anywhoozle, I thought it would be fun to pick ONE specific color, or whatever, from each palette that especially loved using this month. Also, my favorite look from every category.


  • ELF 32 palettes- Brights. I love the bright purple in this palette. It has nice pigmentation, and love the color of it.
  • Wet n Wild gel liner - I am still getting the hang of gel liners, but I really enjoy this. It is easy to apply, and it is VERY black.

Urban Decay- Naked Palette:
  • Darkhorse - I used this color again today (but no sun doesn't help to get pics). I love this deep brown. It has some shimmer to it, which takes the deepness down a bit, I feel that way anyway. 
  • For some reason I only posted one Naked palette look all month, weird. 

Urban Decay- 15th Anniversary Collection
  • Evidence - I LOVE this blue! It's so deep and dreamy. 

Too Faced
  • Push-Up - This is such a cool color. It's a rosey gold, pinkish, bronzey bundle of awesomeness. This is in the Natural Eye palette. 
  • Don't Call Me Poppy - I am really enjoying this poppy, pinkish blush. I have this in a duo from my Beautiful dreamer collection.
Coastal Scents
  • It's so hard to explain colors in CS palettes, as they have no names and there is 88 colors in them. I especially like the teals I used for my Eagles look this month, but the whole palette is amaze-balls. 

    What I've learned this month is that I love a lot of things in my collection. It was hard to force myself to use something on some days when I wanted to use others, but I'm glad I shopped my collection. It was fun to do something, and use something, different everyday. Will I post everyday next month? Probably not. I will do a schedule again in the future, but not next month. My favorite palette to use all month, hands down? Urban Decay 15th Anniversary. I was excited every Thursday because I couldn't wait to use it.
    What were your favorite looks this month? Happy Beautifying!

Monday Mani: Holly-Day and Twinkle Lights

    I have a China Glaze mani for you lovely people today. I actually did this mani about a week and a half ago, but never posted it. These 2 polishes are from the new Holiday collection. I got these 2, plus 1 other, together for $7.99 at Sally's. The Set included Holly-Day, Twinkle Lights and Poinsettia (which is red).
    I like the application of all these polishes. Holly-Day goes on nice and smooth. It is a great Christmas green, and I will defiantly be wearing it again in December. Twinkle Lights is by far the queen of this holiday collection. I have it layered here, but it is beyond gorgeous on it's own. It can be opaque in 3 coats. It's so twinkly and sparkly you can't help but stare at it all day long.

I had to boost saturation a bit to show true color. This is pretty darn close.

Twinkle Lights is composed of green, red and gold glitter particles. Kind of chunky, but not really. Average size glitter flakes. It is a topcoat eater, as a lot of glitters are. 

Look at the shine on that! Beautiful!!

If you are joining from the blog hop, leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Beautifying!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Thanksgiving Look & Mani

    I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and survived Black Friday shopping. We spent Thanksgiving with my in-laws this year. Lots of family to talk to, lots of food to eat, I had a great holiday. My husbands grandfather has a slot machine that all the kids play with. My littlest guy had a blast with that =)  I did NOT brave shopping this morning, that just too much craziness for me. Here's my look for Thanksgiving dinner. (I apologize, my camera is dead, and my phone is taking crap pics lately)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Look of the Day & A Nail Mail Catastrophe

    I had decided recently that I absolutely, without a doubt, needed to get the WnW Comfort Zone palette. Whew! I got it, so now I can sleep easier at night ;) I love, love, love it! The olive shades are gorgeous, the bronzes are beautiful, and every shade is super pigmented. There is a shade on the bottom right that is duochrome, which is totally rad (I'm sorry, I'm a child of the 80's). It looks green, but it swatches a reddish brown. I actually lined my lower lash line with it today, and it had green flashes to it. Complete awesomeness, I'm tellin' ya. Below is a picture of the palette, with the colors numbered for clarity.

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • #3 in crease, blended out with a bit of #2
  • #1 as brow highlight
  • #6 packed onto the lid
  • #8 smudged on lower lash line
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

    As for my Nail Mail Catastrophe... I ordered a couple more China Glaze polishes, this time from Head2Toe Beauty (shipping charges were WAY better, by the way). My beautiful babies came in the mail today, yay!!! I ripped open the box, and there inside were my beauties, rolled in bubble wrap. When I ordered from TransDesign, they were in little China Glaze boxes. Anywho, I picked up one of my little bubble wrapped presents, and one of my polishes falls out and splats on the floor. They weren't wrapped all the way, just on the sides!!! Of course it was my 'It's Alive', which is hard to find and totally awesome. The neck snapped right off the bottle. Unbelievable! I had to go find a polish to dump, rinse the bottle, and re-bottle it. The only bottle I had was an OLD Wet n Wild with a crap-tastic brush. I'm totally bummed. Lesson learned I guess, always handle your babies with care :P

    I hope every one of you has a fabulous Thanksgiving, and treasures every moment spent with family and loved ones. One of the things I am thankful for this year, is this blog as my creative outlet, and all you beautiful people out there who actually read it =) Love to all!! <3

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Too Faced Tuesday

    I had a lot of sleep to catch up on last night, and after all that I didn't feel like getting pretty today. I really just felt like sleeping some more. Add that to the fact that it is raining cats and dogs here, and you have this:

Scary, I know ;) Here's what I used today...

  • Mary Kay mineral powder
  • NYC Sunny  bronzer
  • ELF blush in 'Tickled Pink'
  • ELF eyelid primer
  • NYX jumbo pencil in 'Yogurt'' (on lid only)
  • Too Faced Natural Eye palette- "Velvet Revolver' in crease, 'Nude Beach' as brow highlight, 'Silk Teddy' on lid.
  • Wet n Wild cream liner on top lash line
  • Wet n Wild pencil liner in Charcoal on lower lash line and waterline
  • Essence All Eyes on Me mascara

Happy Tuesday lovelies!

P.S. Results of the poll are in. 66% who voted would like to see more outfits, so I will post some when I think they are special enough =)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Swatchfest: China Glaze 'First Mate' & 'Lorelie's Tiara'

    This is my 2nd time joining in on the Monday Beauties Blog Hop. I enjoy it because I can check out a lot of other blogs, and people can find me also. I'm am finding some VERY nice people through the blog hop =)

Click HERE to learn more about the Blog Hop. 

On to my manicure for this Monday. I am recently developing an addiction to China Glaze polishes. I don't know what my deal is, all of a sudden I am on a nail polish kick. Whatever, I enjoy it LOL. I ordered a couple polishes from TransDesign last week. Let me say this about TransDesign: they're shipping is super quick, I received my package in 2 days. However, shipping is expensive. I may check out Head2Toe Beauty next time.  I ordered a couple polishes from the Anchors Away collection, and I also have a couple from the new Eye Candy 3D Glitters collection. Today I am wearing First Mate, and Lorelei's Tiara. 

First Mate is an AWESOME dusty navy blue. I absolutely love this polish. It is a one coater, but I did 2 just because. This was in the Anchors Away collection, but is now in the permanent line. I topped this with a coat of OPI top coat. 

Look at the shine!

Lorelei's Tiara is amazing. I can't stop staring at it's sparkly deliciousness. This is from the new Eye Candy collection, which was designed after Marilyn Monroe (right up my alley!). This polish is a beauty, you really need to see it in person to appreciate it as my pictures do it no justice. This is 2 coats, and 1 layer of OPI top coat. 

    As you can see, I had acrylics put back on. I got sick of dealing with my glue-ons, and committed to acrylics again (what was I thinking?! haha) I love my long nails though, so much fun to paint! ;)  I hope you are all having a fabulous Monday! Happy Beautifying lovelies!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I've Got My Cat Eye On You

    I have been totally loving cat eye liner lately. Only problem is, I still kind of suck at it! It's a work in progress, we will say haha! Once I decided to do a cat eye today, I decided to go full on kitsch, and put on a bunch of leopard print too. Let's get on to the look meow. I mean, now. =)

  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation
  • Mary Kay mineral powder
  • Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
  • NYC 'Sunny' bronzer, for contouring cheek bones
  • NYX blush in 'Pinched', apples of the cheeks
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo powder 'Catwalk Pink', for highlighting cheek bones
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Wet n Wild single in 'Brulee', all over from lid to brow.
  • Matte tan color from an older NYC palette. Applied increase, really blended through.
  • NYC bronze eyeliner pencil, lower water line
  • Wet n Wild black cream eye liner. Top lashes, winged out dramatically. Also tight line.
  • Wet n Wild black eye shadow, over top liner and smudged slightly on lower lash line.
  • Essence False Lash mascara
  • LA Colors nude pink lip liner
  • NYX lipstick in 'Summer Love'
  • Sephora lip gloss in 'Litchi Shine'

Shirt: Mossimo by Target. Cardigan with belt: Walmart. 
Jeans: Wallflowers via Meijer. Shoes: Body Central. Earrings: Glitter

Have a lovely leopard day! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Conference Call on Line 1

        This evening I have parent- teacher conferences at my boys school. So, I'm in mommy mode today. =) I opted not to go too crazy with color on my face today, I want to look like a responsible parent (appearance is everything  right? ;) ) To be perfectly honest with you, my son's teacher scares the poo out of me, lol! On to the makeup! I used my usual on the face today, so I will skip typing that part.


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • 'Chase' in crease, blended out the edges nice and soft.
  • 'Vanilla' as brow highlight. Blended down into crease color a bit.
  • 'Midnight 15' as lid color.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 in 'Demolition' - lined upper lid, outer half of lower waterline.
  • 'M.I.A' over top of liner with an angled brush to set.
  • Too Faced Lashgasm mascara. I got this in a kit and am trying it out.


  • ELF Golden Bronzer, lightly all over
  • NYC Sunny bronzer on contours of cheeks, blended up to the temples
  • NYX blush in 'Pinched' on the apples, blended slightly back.
*Earrings are from Forever 21

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mother - Son Dance pics

   I'm a totally goof, I totally forgot to post pics of the kids and I all ready for the dance! Funny thing happened while there: Someone brought out a GINORMOUS beach ball for the kids to play with. Of course all 50+ little boys were fighting over it. Well my oldest son got knocked in the chin and fell on the floor, and POP! his loose tooth fell out. LOL He came running over to me smiling from ear to ear, blood dripping, "Mom!! I lost my tooth!!!" What are the chances? I forgot to bring my camera into the dance (duh! mommy brain...) I do have a couple pics to share though.

Myself and 3 of my little guys. The littlest one didn't want to get in on the picture. 

This is the picture we had taken at the dance. Excuse the glare, it was already in a frame. 
c/o Scott Hall photography

Jaedon, after the tooth fiasco. It's so weird seeing him with a 'window' lol

   That's it for dance pics. We had a really great time. Jake (my blonde one) is a really shy guy, but he was running and dancing and talking to kids, the whole time. That had to be the best part for me. They both actually wanted to dance with me (gasp! that won't last long enough). All in all good time, can't wait for next year!

I'm Getting Sunburned

    Today is drugstore product day. I received the Wet n Wild trio "I'm Getting Sunburned" for my birthday, and I've been dying to do a look with it. I only used 2 colors from this trio, but I like the soft, subtle look it gave me. I'm feeling extra lazy today, so it worked out just fine.


  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation
  • Mary Kay mineral powder
  • NYC Sunny bronzer
  • CS blush - terra cotta color (I used a very light touch)
  • no concealer today, I didn't feel like it
  • ELF eyelid Primer
  • Pink color labeled 'browbone' on lid
  • Bronze color labeled 'eyelid' in crease. Feather out edges
  • Wet n Wild single 'Brulee' as brow highlight
  • Wet n Wild purple eyeliner. Lower lash & water line. Outer half of upper lash line.
  • Essence Waterproof mascara
  • LIPS: NYX lip gloss in 'Perfect'

Do you have this trio? How do you like to wear it? Don't forget to take my poll at the top left-hand corner of the page. Happy beautifying lovelies!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ulta Cosmetics Review

    You may recall a couple months back I had an Ulta haul (my first, and my first blog post also) You ca see it HERE. I have now had over 3 months to play with it, and wanted to do a deeper review. I had bought the Getaway Glamour palette for $18. It is still available at .  I was SUPER excited about this, being my first ever Ulta shopping trip and purchase.

    This palette includes 38 eye shadows. The shadows are kind of hit or miss for me. Some of them are REALLY great. (I especially love the color Silk). Some of the others just have shoddy pigmentation. You really have to dig, and then they don't want to blend. The more neutral shades are a lot better than some of the more colorful shades. I don't know, I guess this is actually kind of common for any brand brand really. You have studs... and duds. After purchasing higher end, and cheaper, products that perform much better I just don't reach for my Ulta shadows much anymore. I should play with them more often. There really is a great variety of shades in the palette.
    There are 8 lip colors in this kit. I do actually enjoy the lip colors very much. They are all nicely pigmented. Not the greatest staying power, but I never have much look there (except for Rimmel Lasting Finish). The biggest issues I have are: 1) You have to dig your finger in to put it on, then you have messy fingers. 2) The palette is big, you can't through it in your purse for a lip touch-up. There is an actual tube gloss in this set also, which is very nice. It seems very berry colored with glitter. It comes off more sheer, which is just fine with me. Others may not like that however.
    Getaway Glamour with 2 sets of "stripe" bronzers ( I don't know what to call them, there are stripes of bronzer) These are actually very pigmented, but one set is much too dark for me. I should try it as an eye shadow. There is a "stripe" blush, and also a pressed powder. I haven't used them much, so I can't really review them.
    Lastly, the brushes. The brushes in this palette were absolutely crap-tacular. The lip brush is limp and frays. The sponge tip basically disintegrated. Total bummer there.
    All in all, what you get for the price is not bad at all. There are some letdowns in here, but not all together bad. Have you tried any Ulta brand products? What are your thoughts?

What Beauty Means To Me - My Story

    I am a mother to 4 young, crazy, boys. My life is very stressful sometimes. Up until about 3 or 4 months ago, I lived in pajamas. Getting makeup on and wearing nice clothes was reserved for the rare night out. We all know how it feels to be in a "slump". I've been there, for 6 years. I am a stay-at-home mom. Why do I need to get dressed, right?
    Finally one day I looked in the mirror and just thought to myself, "gross!" I looked like hell, and it made me feel like crap about myself. I realized being lazy with myself, made me feel lazy all day. I never wanted to do anything. I didn't want to take the kids anywhere, I didn't want to clean, I didn't want to cook a nice meal. I just felt "blah" about all aspects of my life, because I put no effort into anything.
    I started getting into makeup and fashion a little bit sometime in the middle of this summer. I started trying new looks on myself. It was fun to do, and I liked the results. I have since learned A LOT of new things, and how to look nice even when I feel "blah". I also started to do something with my hair every day. It started off as "What is the point of having a nice face, if I have a rats nest on top of my head?". It's amazing how long my hair is once I got it out of it's ratted up bun/ cage. I have good hair! Who knew? Now I want to do something with my hair every day, not only to coordinate with my face, but because I have such nice long hair.
    My dear friend Kassi inspired me with my wardrobe again. I put away the pajamas, and dusted off my closet door. So many pretty things in there just waiting to be worn! Kassi has an amazing blog (you can read HERE) and it lit the fire to make me want to look presentable everyday. I wear heels most days (even stay at home days), I wear dresses, skirts, tights, leopard print. Clothes are so fun!
    Here is what I learned after putting all this together: I am happy with myself. I've never said that in my entire life. I have confidence in myself. Girls, putting a little effort into yourself can make a world of difference! Your most important asset is yourself, so invest in YOURSELF. You are stuck with you until the end... enjoy who you are! Do I need to dress up and put on makeup everyday? No. I do it because it makes me feel better. It makes me want to accomplish things. I give myself time every morning to get ready. After that I am ready to attack the day. Who cares if I never leave the house on any given day? The point is I made an effort, and it made me happy. I want to make a nice dinner now. I want to do things with my kids. I want my husband to see how sexy I am, because of how sexy I FEEL.
    My marriage is on a HUGE upward swing. Now that I invest in myself, I invest in our relationship also. It's all because I feel confident and happier with myself. I flirt with him, I kiss him more. I'm an all around nicer wife.
    My point to all of this is: You are a beautiful woman. Invest in yourself, you are always worth the time. Pull that pencil skirt and heels out of the closet on a Tuesday, put on some pink lipstick and do it JUST BECAUSE. You don't need an occasion to feel amazing. You should feel that way every single day. =) Do you need expensive things? No, absolutely not. Most of my best clothes came from the Goodwill. Makeup-wise, you can pull off a bombshell look for $15. I intend to prove it in the very near future. I bet we all have something in the closet we stare at longingly, but never wear. Put it on! Who cares if you only vacuum the living room in it?
    I truly hope all you beautiful women take time to take care of yourself every day. It is worth it to be happy with yourself. All aspects of your life will benefit from it. When you are happy on the inside, it always shows on the outside, and that's something no makeup can do. Have fun being beautiful you!

    Please feel free to share your story. I read every comment, and I enjoy knowing others are happy in their lives. If you are in a "slump" share that story too, I can relate to you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Mani: China Glaze 'Awakenings'

     For today's mani I have an awesome China Glaze polish. This is actually the only China Glaze I own right now, but it was love at first swatch. 'Awakenings' is suh a pretty fall color, but is awesome enough to wear anytime. It is mostly a rose color, but it flashes to gold, and purpleish in the light. Application is a dream, and it is opaque in 2 coats.

Happy Beautifying!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birthday Weekend: Look 2

    Today I have Birthday Look #2, brought to you by Too Faced. I know, I know, today is supposed to be Naked Palette day. Well I received a totally awesome birthday gift yesterday, so of course I had to try it out today. I am using the Too Faced Beautiful Dreamer collection, which is the one that comes in a makeup bag. You can get a glimpse of it here. (scroll down a little bit). I will review this product in another post.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Birthday Weekend: Look 1

    Birthday weekend has started for me, whoo hoo! I hit the big 2-7 on Monday. Oops, I meant to say that I will be 25 again this year. LOL Tonight I am headed out to dinner with my sister, and tomorrow night I am out with the girls.
    Today is also Drugstore Saturday, so I used my ELF 32 color palettes. I got both at Target for $4.50 a while back. I recently watched a youtube video by MakeupbyTiffanyD where she did a smokey purple eye, so I did my take on that. Products used are posted after the pics.

Blogs I Love!

    Imagine my excitement when I noticed 2 of my favorite nail blogs were followers of my little blog! So exciting for me! I am not just a makeup-aholic. My name is Manda, and I am also a nail polish junkie. Whew! Glad to get that out.
    My first fave is Ice Queen's Nail Parlour. You can go there by clicking the name. She has amazing pictures, and her posts always make me laugh! I love people with a good sense of humor. There are quite a few China Glaze polishes I now have on my wish list thanks to Ice Queen and her amazing posts.
    The other nail blog fave of mine is The Lacquer Factor. She does amazing things with O.P.I. I swear she has about every good one there is to have =) If you are interesting in any certain O.P.I polishes, you have to go check out her blog. You can go there by clicking on the name.

    Thank you to The Lacquer Factor and Ice Queen for visiting my blog! I hope all my lovelies have a wonderful day. Birthday weekend is kicking off for me, so I'm excited =)

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Look: Philadelphia Eagles

    I have to start off with some bragging, which will also explain the whole Eagles thing. Tonight I have a very special date with 2 cute little boys =) It's the Mother- Son dance at my kids school, and this years theme is 'sports teams'. Well let me tell you something: it only took almost 27 years (and me breeding them myself) but I am finally going to a dance with the cutest boys there. We are supposed to dress up in team jerseys, and team colors, so I borrowed my husbands Eagles jersey for the night (it's his favorite team). I will post some pictures tomorrow of the boys and I in our gear.
    I had so much fun putting this look together! It's so fun sometimes to plan something out beforehand and seeing your vision come together. The team colors are turquoise and silver, so that's exactly what I used. This will be so easy for me to swap in a color for my favorite team, which is the Cowboys. Anywho, here's the skinny on today's look...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I love Urban Decay... here's the 'Evidence'

    Yay, today is Urban Decay day! I've been waiting all week to use my 15th Anniversary palette. I really needed some color in my life, and this palette does not disappoint! I didn't want to go too crazy and have a peacock all over my face, so I choose one dramatic color and went with that. Hence the name of this post, as I chose the shade 'Evidence'. (It all makes sense now lol) 'Evidence' is a rich navy blue with a slight frost to it.


  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation
  • Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
  • Mary Kay mineral powder
  • ELF Golden bronzer (dusted lightly all over)
  • NYC Sunny bronzer
  • Hard Candy baked blush in Honeymoon
  • Sephora eyelid primer
  • Urban Decay - Vanilla
  • Urban Decay - Midnight Rodeo (mixed together, applied from crease to brow)
  • Urban Decay - Evidence (packed all over the lid)
  • NYX Jumbo pencil in Pots & Pans (lower lash line)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion (upper lash line & lower waterline)
  • Urban Decay - Blackout (on top of liner to set it)
  • Essence False Lash mascara

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Drugstore Wednesday: ELF Day 2 Night

    Today I used my ELF quad in Day 2 Night (again, 2nd post with this, sorry!) The more I use this quad, the more I really love it! The colors in it are: cream, navy, plum, and a shimmer pinky/ lilac.


  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation
  • Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
  • Mary Kay mineral powder
  • Plum color in crease (really blended, so it's nice and soft looking)
  • Cream color for brow highlight
  • Pinky/ lilac on lid
  • Navy smudged on outer 2/3 of lower lash line
  • ELF Eyelid Primer
  • Wet n Wild white eyeliner (lower waterline)
  • Maybelline Lots of Lashes mascara

  • NYC Sunny bronzer
  • Sephora blush in Peche Tendre (matte)
  • NYX lipstick in Thalia
  • NYC lipgloss in Icy Orchid
Yay, I actually did my lips today! lol. Happy Hump Day everyone, and happy beautifying!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Look: Barely There

    First of all I want to give a big WELCOME to all the new followers! Thank you for taking an interest in my little project =) I am still somewhat new to this, so thank all of you for your support! I love doing my makeup everyday and sharing it with you all. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful comments, my readers are AMAZING!! =)

    So, what do you get when you cross a beauty blog with a promise to post every day for the next month? You get me, not wanted to do jack sh!t with myself today LOL. However, a promise is a promise, so I got dressed and slapped on some pretty =) Today is Too Faced Natural palette day, so here's what I have on today:

    This palette comes with 9 different shades, and can be worn in Day, Night or Fashion. Considering I was feeling especially lazy today I just used the 3 shades for the day look and that's what we have here. All 3 shades are matte. Heaven is a creamy color. Velvet Revolver is a soft nude tan (it reminds me of Naked from UD). Sexpresso is a charcoal color.

  • Velvet Revolver on lid. 
  • Sexpresso in crease. I blended this a lot so it was very soft looking.
  • Heaven as brow highlight.
  • NYC Sunny bronzer for cheek contour.
  • NYX blush in Pinched for apples of cheeks.
  • No eyeliner today, just mascara. I used Essence All Eyes On Me, which is a more natural looking mascara.

As you can see, I also didn't feel like doing my hair, so I put it in a low bun and threw on a hat. How scandalous! lol Considering I didn't put much effort into anything today, I still think I look rather cute. Do any of you ever have a day when you just don't feel like doing anything with yourself? Happy Beautifying Lovelies!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Mani: The Muppets

     I had been hearing about this OPI Muppet Collection for months now. It hit stores on November 1st, and it went fast! I am not normally an OPI buyer (I only have 1), but there were a couple colors that really sparked my interest. I went to Ulta on November 2nd (like an idiot, should have went the first day), and it was almost completely sold out already. Of course the 2 shades I wanted were gone already. Boo hoo =( I really had my eye on "Designer... De Better!" and "Warm & Fozzie". I noticed next to the display there were little mini-sets for $12.50. It includes: "Wocka Wocka", "Excuse Moi!", "Designer... De Better!" and "Warm & Fozzie". I grabbed one considering it's the only way I'll get my hands on these polishes. I think I may actually get another because the bottles are quite small and I want a back up.

    Anywho... my mani for today is a french tip with "Designer... De Better" as my tip color. This polish is GORGEOUS! It's a silver foil, with a hint of gold to it. It also has these teeny tiny bronze and orange flecks in it. I LOVE it!

full sun

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Sunday Nudes

    It's Sunday, so today I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette. Here's the look I came up with:

  • ELF Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
  • Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
  • Mary Kay Mineral Powder foundation
  • ELF Golden Bronzer (cheeks, top of nose, temples)
  • Sephora blush in Abricot Plaiser

  • ELF Eyelid Primer
  • Naked (all over lid)
  • Smog (windshield wiper motions all over crease. Blended A LOT)
  • Darkhorse ( to intensify crease. Blend out)
  • Buck (lightly all over previous 2 colors, blended well)
  • Virgin (brow highlight)
  • Black liquid liner
  • Creep (on top of liner to set)
  • Smog (again, smudged under lower lash line)
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara
The key to this look is to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND. It makes it look effortless, and little smokey.

I hope all you lovelies are having a fabulous weekend!
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