Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EOTD 05.29.11 Lollipop Night Elf

Good News Everyone!  A new EOTD!!!

For this look I was going for something a little different. I'm sure all of you know by now I adore lime green and purple together. I've gotta say It's probably my favorite color combination out there. However, because it's my favorite I do it ALLLLLL the time. LoL. I was getting bored with my same stand-bys and decided to try this out. I think it came out really neat! Because of the duo chrome nature of the shadow I used I think it created depth in my look, but also means this post is a little photo heavy. Hope you enjoy!

Can you see the purdy green? Yay!
This photo captures why Lollipop Kid is my FAVORITE BFTE purple
Blurry to capture sparkle of Lollipop Kid & green sheen from NE palette color
They call me Squinty McGee (Lollipop kids true color looks great in this shot!)
Creasing after a couple hours. Sad.
Staring into your soul.
Living is easy with eyes closed.
Silly Me. Smiley you? :D
What I used to create this EOTD:
Nyx Jumbo Pencil- Milk

BFTE - Lollipop Kid- all over lid
E.L.F Studio Single Eyeshadow - Charcoal #81130 - Crease base color
Wet N Wild- Night Elf Palette brown/green duo chrome bottom left side - Crease
BFTE- Crystal- Inner corners & lightly applied over highlight color for a tiny bit of sparkle
BFTE - Butt Naked - Highlight

So I've heard (I don't own the original shadow) that the color from the Night Elf palette I've used is a dupe for Too Faced shadow in Label Whore. So thats neato.  I'm really not sure where I got the creasing from. It could be the ELF shadow, I used as a base or it's possible I didn't wait long enough for my ponds cream to soak in before I started priming. Or maybe it was just a humid day here or something. But it DID crease heavily on both eyes I'm guessing around hour 4 or 5 even though I did prime my lids with TFSI.

I used an eye pencil I got from Ulta (Ulta Automatic Eye Liner, Long lasting/ waterproof in the color Indigo) in my waterline and it was gone before I even left my vanity mirror. UGHHH >.< .  It's even swatching patchy on my hand now too. I wonder whats wrong with it. /sigh.
Hope you guys enjoyed this look. I thought it was cool how I essentially got my green and purple fix without it actually being a full on green/purple look! :D

Monday, May 30, 2011

EOTD 05.28.11 Grape Cotton Candy

Simple was the name of the game this day for my EOTD.  I wanted something very easy and fast to go take advantage of the grocery & sales going on  this weekend. For some reason I couldn't make my camera work at all so I didn't really get that wonderful of pix, please forgive me! The look still turned out very nice, I think and pink and purple are such a girly feeling combo I felt very feminine!! Girl powa!

What Ive used 4 this EOTD:
Nyx Jumbo Pencil- Milk

DHD - Cotton Candy - all over lid
BFTE - Grape - crease
BFTE - Crystal - Inner corner
BFTE - Butt Naked - Highlight

Can someone tell me if there are any black .. like SUPER black eyeliner pencils out there that actually STAY in the waterline? Every single one I've tried is gone before I even get out the door. I've heard the Urban Decay 24/7 ones (in Zero) I'd love to snag one, but 18$ for one pencil is a little out of my price range at the moment.  Thanks! ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Geek Chic Swatches FTW

Ciao Bellas! I hope that this blog post finds you well!  My Geek Chic package arrived in the mail yesterday and I'm sad to say (for my pocketbooks sake) that I really love every color I got!!!! Haha! [Epic Win]

I just wanted to post this really quickly, to show you what I got and let you know they are currently having a sale for 25% off until Monday night! Go to Geek Chic Use coupon code "memday25" and go scoop up a few of these beauties while they are on sale.

I'll be doing a a few looks with these a little later, but for now.. here's a look at the pretty colors! /happydance.

**All swatches are on bare skin, no primer/not wet** (Click on photos to increase size)

No Flash, Natural Light
From Left to Right
Top Row: Ugghhh Brains, Game Over, Galactically Banned Ale (GO BOLDY collection), Glass Cannon
Middle Row: Eyes of the Werewolf, Fear Bomb, Purity Burns, Viking King
Bottom Row: Bubble Hearth, Are there any girls out there, Mana Battery, Frakkin Toaster, Solid Snake

No Flash, Natural Light

Taken with flash to show pretty sparklies!
My single "complaint" if you can even call it that, is that I didn't even get ONE business card. Maybe they are out or something? So... How am I suppose to suggest these beauties when all the girls @ AFK TAVERN wanna get their nerdy little hands on these? I think Geek Chic should team up with AFK and sell their products there! No shipping time is okay with me! *hint, hint* 

Oh yeah.. I wanted to mention I had ZERO explosions happen, but I tried to avoid that by paying a little more and going with the bubble mailer.. *i has uber protecktion wif mah bubblez* (did I really compare an envelope to a Pally buff /sigh.. sometimes I think I need professional help. LoL) There are a few colors that didn't photograph as nicely as they look in person which is sad, however I can say that I am not disappointed with ANY of them. I am also looking forward to seeing the new "Go Boldly" (Trekkie inspired collection!) when it comes out in the near future as well! So nice of them to include a little teaser in my package from that!

SO.... How'd I do? I'm still learning the art of swatch photography. Do you have any tips for me?  Did I miss out on your favorite Geek Chic color? What is your favorite?  Any color combos you guys wanna see in an upcoming look? Just make your requests known down below. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Later Gators!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EOTD 05.25.11

Today I wanted to try out my Brazen pigments today.  I got the LE Spring Lovelies collection. It comes with a purple shade, blue shade and a light lime green shade.

I used:

Too Face Shadow Insurance
Nyx jumbo pencil- Milk
Brazen- Visionary - all over lid
Brazen Clarity- crease
Face Candy Couture- Carnival- Outer V
BFTE- Crystal- inner corners/tear duct area
BFTE Butt Naked- Highlight

Just a quickie today guys. I really thought this was too bright when I first put it on, but when I got home and checked myself in the mirror, It had grown on me. I was in love with this look. It was so pretty and pastel and it ended up being the perfect spice of color to add to this grey & wet Seattle day.

So hows the weather in your necks of the woods? Anyone ready for summer yet? *grins*

**EDIT** In my blaze to get this posted quickly I seem to have forgotten to thank Christa @ Play Hard Look Fabulous for hosting the giveaway in which I won these pretties. SO sorry!! Thank you hunnie! You are amazing!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

EOTD 05.24.11 Cotton Candy Dragons

Hi there. I recently had the pleasure of winning 2 unreleased shadows & a lippie courtesy of Sarah (Whos blog is awesomesauce by the way) &&  Dark Heart Designs (whos products are awesome) .

So yeah.. that's totally a win - win there. I have also posted swatch photos under the EOTD as a super-mega-cool bonus! Yay!

So I decided to do a look today using both the shadows she sent me. I'm unaware when these shadows are going to be released. But I'll tell you I love them both. I think I'm leaning a little more towards Dragons being my favorite, but Cotton Candy is not that far off either. :D

I used:

Too Face Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Pencil - Milk
Dark Heart Designs- Cotton Candy - all over lid
Dark Heart Designs- Nymph - tear duct area & lower lash line
Dark Heart Designs- Dragons - crease & outer V
BFTE- Butt Naked- highlight

Different angle better color view
Whats your favorite eye shadow color combo right now? I need some ideas that are outside of my normal go-to's.

Dry, Bare skin, No Flash

Ok so I'm not generally so zealous when it comes to swatches but I wanted you guys to see these colors since they are currently unreleased. Its time to get PUMPED for them! Are you drooling yet? *grin*

**Hope everyone is doing well. Especially with all the death and destruction going on in the middle/south of the country. Scary stuff those tornadoes. My heart is definitely with those affected. And for us guys who aren't .. we all need to take a moment out of our crazy busy days and remember whats really important in life! *hugs all around*

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ABC - I've been Tagged!

I was Tagged by the beautimous and wonderful Manda. :D Her blog brings me daily joy..srsly.

A. Age: 31... really.. thats just gross..If I could,I would choose to still be in my early 20's tyvm.
B. Bed size: We have a hand me down King. The springs are a nightly back-ache.. I can't wait till our " New Bed Fund" has acquired enough Moola!
C. Chore you hate: Dishes. Makes my hands peel. I despise them. & Mopping I guess I don't like that either. The rest I can handle... laundry I actually enjoy doing.. Its my zen-task.
D. Day: My favorite Day would probably be any that my husband has off work!
E. Essential start to your day: Caffeine : Coffee, Diet Cherry Dr.Pepper. & my cats running all over me in bed. I guess it's time to get up.
F. Favourite colour:  It's most certainly purple.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver. Gold makes my skin look greenish. Plus I just prefer the color over-all I think.
H. Height: I'm 5'10-ish maybe 5'9.
I. Instruments: I played the violin for years, I sucked. I don't play anything anymore. Im not musically talented.
J. Job title: Homemaker
K. Kids: None yet. But my husband and I would love to have them.
L. Live: I live in the Seattle, WA area.
M. Mum’s name: Katherine
N. Nicknames: KittyKaBoom (my wow toon), Jaycee (My first & middle names put together)
O. Overnight hospital stays: I've had a couple, when I was diagnosed with Diabetes I stayed 2 days, I had my appendix & gal bladder out, & I had a tumor removed out of my arm/ surgery on my knees. (That's 3 stays total if you are counting)
P. Pet peeve: Blatant ignorance, talking with your mouth full, Volatile relationships that affect more than just the involved couple, leaving the cupboards open in the kitchen, Rudeness, people who only do the right thing because someone is watching. I could go on and on.. but I won't.
Q. Quote from a movie: Just a few of my favorites... I have too many!

"They are all your hat, Mr. Angier. "~The Prestige
" I don't know what you are but I'm going to fuckin' eat you too!"~ Grandmas Boy
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. "~ Moulin Rouge!
"Your eyes can be so cruel, just as I can be so cruel."~Labyrinth
R. Right or left handed: Righty.
S. Siblings: I am the eldest of 4 children.
T. Time you wake up: I generally wake up around 3:00pm. Im a graveyard girl.
U. Underwear: My favorite are comfortable, Boy short type.
V. Vegetables you dislike: Onions .. they make me gag, & peas.

W. What makes you run late: Procrastination.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: arm,tummy, teeth, knees, i even had a full body cat scan to make sure the rest of my body was tumor free.
Y. Yummy food you make: I love being in the kitchen. Taco salads, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Fettuccine Alfredo, Grilled Cheese, Enchiladas & Rice, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Ricotta, Homemade garlic cornbread croutons, Banana Pudding, Pineapple fruit salad,
Z. Zoo: My favorite Zoo is the National Zoo, but only because it has Pandas! I love animals, I wish I could go to the zoo more often.

Oh yes.. now I'm suppose to tag other people. I tag: Betsy , Vulcan Butterfly , Emily ,& Michelle  And ANYONE else who wants to please feel free to do this as well, & just post your link to your answers in the comments! :D Thanks!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

EOTD 05.13.11

Friday the 13th Inspired EOTD.  I went goth/vampy with this one guys.

WnW Holiday Palette in Night Elf
(Red=Middle Right color, Black=Bottom Right color, Silver=Top Right color, Cream=Top Left color)

Red- inner 1/3
BFTE Vixen- outer 2/3 & inner highlight
Black- crease
Silver- inner crease
Cream- Highlight
Silver-tear duct & inner 1/3 under lash line
Black- outer 2/3 under lash line
All shadows over Too Faced shadow insurance & NYX jumbo pencil in Milk

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (Black)

Beautique Lip Pencil in Real Red for water line
*Sexy Curves Mascara by Rimmel in Extreme Black

*Started using a new mascara which I am hating. It doesn't lengthen at all. Doesn't even really hold a curl for me either. For me, it's also easy to get clumping too. When I say clumping here, I don't mean my lashes stick together I mean like clumps of product get applied to my lashes easily. I liked my old mascara better than this one, and it wasn't so great.

Lined & Filled with Beautique Lip Pencil in Real Red
Mixed ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine in Angel with BFTE's Vixen for custom lip color. 

Finished Look:

Thanks for looking! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

EOTD 05.08.11

Hi there. I've had a ton of FAIL's lately with makeup.. but today I think I got a good one to share with you guys! :D Here is a look I did today using :

too faced shadow insurance
Nyx jumbo pencil (Milk)
BFTE Butt Naked (Highlight)
BFTE Casablanca Nights (Crease & outer V)
BFTE Chaos (Lid)
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (Black)
NYX Round Lipstick (636 Gardenia)

Blurred slightly for sparkle , Can't seem to photograph the awesomeness of Casablanca Nights
NYX 636 Gardenia

I love the blue sparkles in Casablanca Nights, and I couldn't seem to get a good photograph of this look today, The color of chaos is really on the border between a light pink and coral. Hope you guys enjoyed your Sunday.

I'm out of mascara.. Looking for a Holy Grail.. I love an intense black that gives me volume but mostly length. The one I'm wearing here is Rimmel something.. and I don't really like it.. It's awfully clumpy and doesn't give me length at all.  Thanks for any suggestions!