Thursday, June 27, 2013

Face Painting Fanatic!

Hello all! I thought I'd post some of my newer face painting creations for those of you who don't follow my FP page on Facebook.

Enjoy~ and follow me {here}

This is my take on a Minnie Mouse design

Sam is a metallic blue monster!

Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball.

Practicing Roses

More practice, but this time it's butterflies!

Lastly, a neon colored tiger!

Hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow my official face painting Facebook Page {here!!!}


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FOTD - Tropical Gradient

Here is yet another look for Makeuppoverboys' contest on Instagram. I had a really fun time trying to come up with this blend of colors. One thing I wish I could change is the yellow; I wish I could get less of a golden tone and more of a bright, "true" yellow. Something to work on for next time!

Revlon Photoready foundation
Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic bronzer
MAC Sweet as Cocoa, Desert Rose

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fierce and Tangy
Lid: MAC Ricepaper, Inglot 60 (yellow), MAC Red Brick, Inglot 382 (hot pink), MAC Vibrant Grape
Crease: MAC Vibrant Grape, Fig 1, Swiss Chocolate
Brows: Swiss Chocolate, Embark
MICA Beauty Cosmetics gel liner in black
Buxom Lash mascara
MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara

Rimmel London by Kate 104

The contest entry:
Makeuppoverboys has some GREAT looks. I'm not sure this'll be the last one I'll attempt to recreate.

The contest ends next week! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Important for My Followers

For those of you who haven't heard, Google Reader is officially shutting down by the end of this month. This means you won't be able to read my blog or any other blog you follow through Google Reader.

It might seem like a hassle to go through your saved blogs and bookmark them or save them onto another blog reading site, but it's better than losing your favorite sites!

For those of you who would like to keep reading my blog or keeping up with my updates across other networks, you can find me here:

If you're looking for an alternative to Google Reader, you can try Bloglovin. You can import your blogs {here} by copying over your Google Reader info. Just click <-- back there and it'll show you how. This is not an affiliate link and does not in any way link back to my account. 

I hope I don't lose any of you guys after Google Reader goes down. Remember, this is the last week to save your favorite sites!


FOTD - Night Owl Dreamer

Hey all!

Today I decided to enter a contest on Instagram from user Makeuppoverboys. I'm pretty proud of this look, though I really need to start getting these looks done during they day. I have terrible lighting! Well, how do you get a night owl to change her ways?

Anywho, here's my take on one of Makeuppoverboy's looks.

Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer in Tan
Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic bronzer
MAC Sweet as Cocoa, Desert Rose, Sunbasque

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Blue Paradise (LE)
Lid: Wet n Wild palettes "Blue Had Me at Hello" (both Eyelid shades) & "Petal Pusher" (Left Definer shade) mixed together
Crease: MAC Soft Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Fig 1, Sketch, Vibrant Grape, Inglot 382 (hot pink)
Highlight, Inner Corner: MAC Seedy Pearl + Ricepaper + Beautiful Iris
Lower lid: MAC Vibrant Grape, Inglot 382 - lightly
MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
Cailyn gel eyeliner in purple
Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero
Be a Bombshell liquid liner in Onyx

MAC Honeylove
Revlon lipgloss in Papaya

My contest entry:

Have you ever entered any makeup contests on Instagram? 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

NOTD - Lemon Wedge Nails

I've been looking for some nail-spiration for Summer. There are so many GREAT nail ideas on Instagram and Pinterest. I saw this next idea on Pinterest and decided to try my hand at it. The colors are so bright, I couldn't get a good picture of them. These nails POP!

What I used:
Essie Base Coat
Essie Top Coat
theBalm "Don't Pink and Drive"
Circus by Andrea's Choice "Spectacle"
Circus by Andrea's Choice "Somersault"
Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"

What nails are you rocking for Summer?


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Repairing a Broken Blush or Shadow

I was disappointed when I received this month's Birchbox and found one of the samples, a blush, had cracked in the mail. But did I let this get me down? No way!

Click below to learn this DIY!

ipsy - June 2013

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This month's theme is "On the Wild Side." I thought the theme was a bit odd, until I took a look at what came in the bag. Most, if not all, are items or techniques that I have shied away from. Though I expected something totally different from the theme, these items do fit the theme. Take a look at June's ipsy bag!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

FOTD - Blue Me Away

Pardon the uber messy hair this week. I was itching to try a new look tonight, but it's just me trying to look good for my cats. Anywho, here's a look using the new Maybelline color tattoo in "Blue Paradise" I picked up. Enjoy.

Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer in Tan
MAC "Desert Rose" + "Coppertone"

(not sure why this one came out yellowish, but you get to see the depth of the colors better here!)

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42 as base
Wet n Wild palette "Blue Had Me At Hello"
-Both Crease colors
MAC Soft Brown, Seedy Pearl + Parfait Amour (inner corner)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Blue Paradise" (LE)
NYX liquid crystal liner in "Crystal Jade"
Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero
Eyeko liquid liner
Brows: MAC "Swiss Chocolate" + "Soft Brown"
theBalm "What's Your Type" mascara

MAC Velvet Teddy
Too Faced lip gloss in "Pillow Talk"

Oh, boy do those unruly brows need to be TAMED! What do you think about Blue-eyed looks? Like it or lump it?


Monday, June 10, 2013

Maybelline Summer 2013 - Limited Edition Color Tattoos, Part 2!

It's been over a month since Maybelline's Summer limited edition first hit stores. I didn't think I'd be seeing the two new shades at all with how my search for the other LE shades went.

Well, my craziness has come full circle as I saw a fully stocked stand at my local Walgreens. Seriously! It was fully stocked with all six initial shades PLUS the two new ones!

I didn't think I'd be seeing these again! My precioussss...

I picked up Blue Paradise, but wasn't too interested in Precious Pearl (a light, cream color).

Check out this gorgeous blue hue!

I'm currently obsessed with blue and teal eyes. Though this one seemed similar to "Cool Crush" (more swatches here), I had to pick it up to swatch it in person.

"Blue Paradise" up close. 

Swatches of "Cool Crush" vs "Blue Paradise"

It's hard to tell from just glancing at the outside of the pots, but once you take a closer look it's easy to see these are no dupes. "Cool Crush" is lighter, almost silvery when swatched. "Blue Paradise" does have some of that silvery effect, but it's got more of a blue, almost purple hue to it. 

If you've been looking for the limited edition Maybelline Summer collection, head out to your local Walgreens because these are still out there!!

Did you manage to get your hands on the Limited Edition Color Tattoos? What do you think?


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