Friday, January 21, 2011

EOTD 01.21.11

Wowzers! Two EOTD back to back? This one feels sort of early..its been SUPER rainy here lately. Yeah, yeah I know, that's what I get for living in Seattle. :D Quiet yous! But anyway, it reminds me of spring and Easter and that makes me happy. I am using Face Candy Couture for the majority of this look. I used Caribbean Dream all over the lid, followed by Sabrina in an arc above, and another arc of Damask Grey on top of that. I also used Sabrina under the lower lash line. I love Caribbean Dream, its a very creamy type teal/aqua. I got a bit more fall out with this color than with the other colors I've used of theirs though. But well worth it for the color payoff. Please excuse my dry lids.. it IS still winter.. and no matter how much moisturizer I use, it doesn't get any better than this!

Caribbean Dream, Sabrina, Damask Grey
With Flash
Natural Light, No Flash

What is your favorite eye cream? Do you have any suggestions for my poor dry eye lids? Have you tried Face Candy Couture? What is your favorite green eyeshadow?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

EOTD 01.20.11

Hey guys!

I just wanted to share my EOTD for today! I decided to create a look using basically all BFTE Cosmetics. Here I've used High Maintenance on the inner half of the lid, blue bird on the outer part of the lid, and Casablanca nights in the crease. I adore Casablanca nights, its a black base with blue sparkles in it.  I would love to add to my BFTE collection. Their products go on so smooth and pigmented <3 Just the way they should! Have you tried BFTE? Whats your favorite BFTE color?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Well.. my *garbled/muffled age* birthday just came to an end. Thanks so much to my family who made it so nice! I just got done playing DJ Hero 2 (I got the first one on my last birthday) and its just as much fun as the first one, if not more so. I love that you have a lot more ability to mix things yourself. But I still think it's missing a "create your own DJ" feature as well as I don't like that they pulled back on the ability to customize your tables as much. Thanks mucho to my hubby who got it for me.

We went out to dinner (yummy Italian food), and I was in a hurry to get out the door. Did a really super fast EOTBD (eye of the birth-day! lol) today. Here I've used Face Candy Couture shadow in Seed all over the eyelid and as under eyeliner and then added the darkest shade of brown from the Wet'nWild Golden Goddess palette in a "c" shape in the outer corner & in the crease. The lightest cream/off white shade from this palette was also used as the highlight.

Happy Birthday to me!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

EOTD 01.09.11

Hey there fembots & droids,

 Here's my EOTD using yes.. you guessed it MORE face candy couture pigments! Yay! This is a tri-color blend starting from the inner corner its : Pretty, Barbie Glam and then Clarissa on the outer 1/3 and over just Barbie Glam. The highlight is the lightest color from the wet'nwild Sugar Plum Fairy palette with some silver glitter splashed on top.

Clarissa, Barbie Glam & Pretty

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Going out for pizza with my family for my birthday tonight! This reminds me of cupcakes for some reason, so I love it for tonight. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Ciao Bellas!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

EOTD 01.08.11

Hello again! I just wanted to quickly update and show my EOTD look using my new Face Candy Couture mineral shadows. Here im using FCC in Carnival and Sabrina. The highlight is the lightest shade from the Wet'nWild Golden Goddess palette. I love how this turned out, I originally got these colors to go together. I know.. green & purple, im a weirdo.. but I really LOVE lime green and purple together.

What do you think?

Excuse my unkempt brows. As you know I've been having eye troubles lately.

Plucked a bit so I can stand it. Hey.. Look at the makeup!

Face Candy Couture Winnings

So thankfully my eyes are looking better today. Plus my goodies from Face Candy Couture came in the mail last night. Now, I will have some new "toys" to play with for my birthday on Monday! Woot!

Right before the new year, I entered a contest hosted by the lovely Jamie over at Rural Glamour Beauty , and sponsored by FCC. Can you believe I actually won! Squeeee! I was elated. The prize was my choice of 4 of the 3 gram jars of their mineral shadows, and after seeing the swatches going around on everyone I couldn't wait to get mine!

So lets get down to the pretties! The 4 colors I ended up picking were: 

Barbie Glam

Described as: a sexy perfect pink color with lots of silver shimmer.
Caribbean Dream
Described as: a bright aqua color with yummy shimmer and a tropical look.

Described as: a sexy fun deeper purple with shimmer.
Described as: a darker lime green with the prettiest golden iridescent undertones.

It was honestly really hard for me to pick just 4 colors! They have a wide variety of colors to choose from and whats even better is that most of them have swatches listed for them as well. I'm sure you guys know how helpful that is when ordering anything from a website.

After receiving the package, I opened it to find a note from Shantle Shipp the owner of the company congratulating me on my win (how sweet!) and a hand written note stating that because they were out of the smaller jars, a few of my shadows had been upgraded in size. Yay!  (Thats A+ in my book for customer service. Instead of making me wait till they had the smaller size in stock they shipped my order. This equals HUGE kudos for her. Not because of the free product.. although I'm happy to have it, but because it meant neither of us were playing the waiting game.. which as everyone knows, isn't a fun game to play.) It also included a business card (love the colorful logo), and a few samples of the colors: Clarissa, Seed, Blended and Leaves. I was really excited to see Blended in there, as that was one of the big contenders I was leaning towards when picking out my winnings.
Comes in  nice sifter jars so you don't waste product! (This is Carnival)

Swatches on bare skin,dry, no base/primer. (Barbie Glam is coming off a tad orange here sorry)

See how they sparkle! Oooohhh Ahhhh!

After swatching these I could tell right away I was going to have a hard time deciding on a favorite. Carnival and Sabrina are just to DIE for. Srsly.

The colors are not only beautiful, but they are highly pigmented and go on very velvety. It looks like currently they only sell one size (5 gram jar) of their mineral eye shadow, and it sells for $4.99, which in my opinion is very reasonable. It also seems that the majority, if not all of (I wasn't able to look at EVERY color) the pigments can be applied to the eyes,nails, face and lips which is awesome. (Check the individual colors to ensure specific application areas for that particular color)   All in all, my experience with this company has been a good one. I look forward to placing an order with them again in the near future. I am very excited to run off and play with these some more now.

Thanks again to Face Candy Couture and Rural Glamour Beauty for having the contest.

Looks using Face Candy Couture mineral eye shadows are coming soon!

All opinions written here are 100% my own. I was not, nor have ever been given compensation in exchange for my opinion.You may have different results. These items were sent to me without charge as part of a giveaway.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Zoya Facebook Fan Sale

Since Zoya Nail Polish reached over 20,000 Likes on their Facebook page, they are offering 3 free bottles of nail polish to all their fans! Just use the code FB2011 at checkout and all you pay for is shipping and handling! Go to to pick out your colors now!

Hurry and get your free 3 bottles of Zoya Nail polish! Today is the FINAL day of the sale. The code will work until 11:59PM EST.

I picked up 3 bottles myself in the colors: 


Can't wait for them to come! Hope you guys snag a couple for yourself as well. Standard shipping was only $6.95 for my order.

Monday, January 3, 2011


So, I've kinda been AFK awhile longer than expected. Sorry about that. The holidays were great, spent some time with visiting family. Enjoyed ringing in the new year with my sister and her kiddos which was awesome. ( I had honestly planned to end up spending it all alone as the Mister had to work into the wee hours of the morning that day) So spending it with them was a treat.

I had originally planned on doing an EOTD for you guys today, however my face had plans of its own.  I have some weirdness going on with my eye lids and under eye area. Its BRIGHT red, itchy in places and extremely swollen today. I am totally baffled as to why, I have been lazy and haven't worn anything but moisturizer for the last week or so on my face so I know its not a product irritation. So I really have no idea what else it could be other than perhaps just a really dry skin day or something. Anyway, I'm hoping to return to some normalcy soon.

I also happened to win a contest right before the new year.. more on that when the goodies arrive! So excited to share that.

And I'll be sharing and updating a lot more as soon as my birthday is over and done with on the 10th. No more holidays for awhile after that, so I should have quite a bit more free time.

Hope all of your holidays have been safe and wonderful.  And leave comments below to tell me your favorite  gifts that Santa brought you guys this year!

......and now here are a few looks I have done in the past  just to make this post a little less like a wall of text and more about pretty colors! YAY! 

Green look using Snow Sprite Palette by wetnwild
Green&Pink look

Vampy look for Halloween 2010

Vampy again.

1st attempt @ Candy Cane nail art right before Christmas 2010

Bright purple glow look

 ~<3 Kitty