Thursday, May 27, 2010

My First Blog Award!!!

How exciting! :) Thanks to my girl, Dominique, for my very first (and hopefully not last) bloggy blog award! Her blog is Mika chan ♥ sparkles. Admittedly, she is the one who got me interested in beauty blogging in the first place! So this is super awesome to me! Domo Arigato!

Now for the rules:
  • ~Put the award on your blog.
  • ~Pass the award along to 12 positive & creative bloggers.
  • ~Link the chosen ones within your post.

Here are my delicious dozen, in no particular order of course! Check them out!
1. Inside The Makeup Case
2. Make Me Under
3. PrincessLisax3
4. Tahti Syrjala
5. Unleash the Beauty
6. My Beauty Hoard
7. Beauty By Clara
8. MakeupByCrystalS
9. Makeup By Celly
10. The Fancy Face
11. Swatchgirl
12. Randomness With Khris

So there you have it! Check out these blogs!

Monday, May 24, 2010

MAC Haul = ♥

I love checking the post office and finding packages in my box. There's a peaceful calm that comes over me...for a minute until the "OMG MAKEUP!!!" frenzy begins. :D Here's a peek at my latest haul...
1st Row: Stars 'N Rockets, Pink Venus, Ricepaper
2nd Row: Pin Curl, Tete-A-Tint, Hoppin
3rd Row: Mystery, Honeylust, Grain

I had pics of swatches, but they looked like crap. So forgive me, but you're not getting lol I went a little too crazy with the swatch idea.

L-R: Costa Chic, Made With Love, Madly Creative, Cockney, Trimming Talk

I LOVE ALL OF THEM! They are all so beautiful on! Costa Chic is my favorite I think. That or Trimming Talk. Which looks similar to Rimmel's Kiss. But with more of a blue tone. But whatever. I love them. I just need to start wearing lipCOLOR and not just lipGLOSS when I leave my house.

Here are my eyes today. I was trying to get a full face pic with Trimming Talk on, but my face wasn't cooperating with the lighting and the camera, so I scrapped that idea today too.

Products used (All products MAC unless noted):
Prep + Prime in Medium
Soba (all over lid)
Espresso (outer half)
Pin Curl (inner half)
Phloof (highlight)
Clinique cream liner in True Black
DiorShow Mascara in Black
Avon Super Full mascara in Black
Satin Taupe (bottom liner)

So that's my big post! I was super excited to take all these pics today! I just wish I could've done a little bit better with the swatches and all. Let me know what you think about my newest additions!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Swap Haul!!!

Through surfing the web and the small Okinawa community, I befriended a girl named Dominique through a mutual love of all things makeup. Apprehensive at first, since I don't really get along with girls - she ended up being a totally down ass chick who was really easy to talk to and BS about any and everything with. So I definitely look forward to the next few months she has left here! Here's the link to her blog: Mika chan ♥ sparkles. She came over one day and we swapped out some makeup :) Here's what I got!

Left to right: Urban Decay Grafitti, Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy, About Face Cosmetics, Pristine nature, MAC Scatterays Solar Bits, Gilded Pleasure (made by her!), and MAC Reflects Rust

I normally stray away from anything but neutral colors, but after seeing Grafitti - I HAD TO HAVE IT! It is SO beautiful! The texture is amazingly creamy and goes on so pigmented with just one swipe. I love all the other stuff I acquired as well, but I just had to RAVE about Grafitti for a minute. hahaha

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains!

I'm SO excited for this collection to premiere this September! What girl doesn't love Disney?! I have a hunch that it will definitely be more about the packaging than the actual products for me. Don't get me wrong. I'm sure there will be hella awesomeness in said packaging - I just know for me - that's where its at. lol The trailer can be viewed here. I have to admit - I've watched it like, a jillion times already! From what I can see in the video, the selected villains are:

Cruella De Vil


The Evil Queen from Snow White

Dr. Facilier

So there it is. MAC + Disney Villians = (hopefully) GREATNESS!

Stay tuned for my next'll be a BIG one with pics of my latest hauls with swatches :D

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New MAC goodies!!!

This look was inspired by the full pro pan I now have courtesy of my homegirl, Lauren. She is SO amazing for hookin' a sista up! I got all neutrals - which I love - so this is what happened when I played with them this morning. :)

Smashbox Photofinish Primer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Studio Powder + Foundation in NW25 & NW 30
MAC MSFN in Medium Plus

Eyes :
Prep + Prime Eyes in Medium
MAC Brule (all over)
MAC Gleam (bottom lid)
MAC Charcoal brown (crease)
MAC Espresso (outer v)
MAC Shroom/Phloof (highlight)
MAC Liquidlast liner in black
DiorShow Mascara in black
Rimmel soft kohl liner in Jet Black (water line and brows)

NYX lipliner in Natural
Chanel lipstick in Lily Beige

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Good Girl Gone Bad!

Thanks Cobra Starship for the inspiration! hahaha I got a little crazy while hopped up on a venti White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks and decided to do two looks on one face. First attempts at a cut crease...CC welcomed Enjoy.

Smashbox Photofinish Primer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation NW25 & NW35
Coastal Scents blush palette (2 diff blushes for each side)

Eyes (Good Girl Side):
MAC Prep and Prime for Eyes
MAC Brule (all over lid)
Maybelline New York duo in Indian Summer's Dark brown (in crease)
MAC Gorgeous Gold (bottom lid)
MAC Phloof! (highlight)
Kate Liquid Liner in black
Rimmel soft kohl liner in Jet Black
DiorShow Mascara in black

Eyes (Bad Girl side):
MAC Prep and Prime for Eyes
Black shadow from Coastal Scents neutral 28 palette (crease)
MAC Violet pigment (inner lid)
Fyrinnae 1.22 Gigawatts (outer lid and bottom liner)
MAC Phloof! (highlight)
Kate Liquid Liner in black
Dior Show Mascara in black
Wet n' Wild Kohl liner in Deep blue (water line)

Rimmel lipstick in Birthday Suit (Good Girl)
Chanel lipstick in Lily Beige (Good Girl)
Coastal Scents 88 color eyeshadow palette (Bad Girl)

Good Girl side:
Bad Girl side:

Good Girl!

BAD girl pose!
Good girl pose!

Mad Men...or drive the Men Mad? ;)

I love the show Mad Men, and generally most things vintage inspired from the 50's-60's. I love the matte face, the basic nude eye, winged out black liner, and the BOLD, beautiful red lip. So for my first actual beauty inspired post, here is my retro look. Please excuse the tired look, it was 2AM...and I was running on three hours of sleep. Let me know what you think!

Smashbox Photofinish Primer
MAC Studio Finish Finish in (the wrong color for me) NC30
Bare Minerals in Medium Beige and Medium Tan

MAC Prep + Prime for Eyes
Coastal Scents palettes (only two colors =])
Kate liquid eyeliner pen
DiorShow mascara in black

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in 440