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FOTD & Tutorial: Bronze & Teal

Reader Ashley requested a tutorial using teal and bronze, at first I was thinking about making it more of an orange-y brown, but I love the goldish brown hue of Aromaleigh’s “Alloy” instead since it matched the sash on my shirt, LOL. It was actually pretty impromptu.

What I used:
Face-

– Monistat Chafing Gel as face primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer NC30
– Silk Naturals Foundation in Buttery Gold

Cheeks:
– Jordana Blush in “Stardust” (yeah old school!)
– MAC MSF in “Gold Spill”

Eyes:
– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” all over the lid
– MAC “Provence” pigment applied wet all over the lid
– Aromaleigh’s “Alloy” on lower half of the lid applied dry
– MAC “Teal” pigment on outer-V and contour
– Ben Nye “Jade” on lowerlashline
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Nightfish”
– Spinlash mascara

Lips:
– MAC l/s in “Fleshpot” (the best nude lipstick ever!)
– MAC “Underage” Lipglass

I didn’t curl my lashes so you can see more detail…

EOTN: Naughty Nautical Eye

I was just messing around with my new pigments and came up with this look, sorry there’s no full face pic, I was playing around with it so I wasn’t planning on a whole look…I applied “Mutiny” wet, placed it all over the lid, then applied “Bell-Bottom Blue” on outer-V and contour, I only applied it wet on the outer-V and dry on the contour.

EOTD- Urban Decay “Peace” and “Ransom”

*I am trying the Ardell Lash and Eyebrow Growth Accelerator, it’s in testing phase right now, I will use it for a week or two and let you know my review, as some of you asked. :)

What I used:

Eyes:
– MAC PP in “Painterly” all over the lid up to brow bone
– MAC “Vanilla” Pigment all over the lid
– UD eyeshadow in “Peace” on the lid and lower lashline
– UD eyeshadow in “Ransom” on contour (outline)
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

Sorry i’ve been taking only “EOTD” (eye of the day) lately, now that the BF lives with me, mornings have been so grueling since both of us get ready at the same time, and I hardly even have the time to take a full face pic! It’s weird having to “share” my space, I am so not used to it, lol. I am the eldest and I was the only child for 9 years before my sister was born, so I NEVER, EVER had to share a room, share clothes…NOTHING; so it’s weird now that some of my stuff (like my drawers and shampoo, lol) is also his. It’s cute, but man it takes a lot of getting use to! I hope I don’t sound selfish, it’s not that I don’t like sharing, it’s just weird since I never had to really share much being the only child for so long, but I am sure the same goes for him as he is the oldest and has a younger sister and brother.

My family just adores him so they are perfectly fine with the arrangement, he got a job 5 minutes away from my house, so he ended up moving in with me since he used to live in Azusa (about 40-45 minutes away from my house), and with gas prices going up, it was the only logical thing to do, especially since LA traffic sucks.

Playing house has it’s perks, he cooks for me, haha. And it’s nice to watch your favorite TV shows with someone. He is even meddling in my skincare stuff! That lotion stealer! LOL.

FOTD & Tutorial: NYX’s “Aquamarine”

I was supposed to post this last night, but I had dinner with the in-laws and the BF and I did tons of driving yesterday so we were pooped nonetheless, he said I must have been tired because as soon as my head hit the pillow I was knocked out!

So reader Achara requested this FOTD using only the NYX Eyeshadow Trio in “Aquamarine”. I was really tempted to use some of my Pure Luxe eyeshadows, but I wanted to strictly stick to her request of just using the Aquamarine and nothing else.

I didn’t really like it because I don’t really like blue…lol. And for some reason blue eyeshadow reminds me of Mimi (The Drew Carey Show), so I rarely do blue eyes that’s as bright as these.

One thing I noticed about the NYX eyeshadow trios, is that most of them are in order of gradient, meaning that the lightest color is on the very left, medium in the middle, and darkest color on the very right. Also, many of them go together to achieve one look.

I also bought a new bag! I bought it at some hole in the wall store…now onto the FOTD!


What I used:


Face:

– Camellia Rose Skin Soothing Primer
– Silk Naturals Mineral Foundation

Cheeks:

– Jordana Blush in “Stardust”
– Jane Blush in “Blushing Earth”

Eyes:

– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (as base all over the lid)
– NYX eyeshadow Trio in “Aquamarine”
– MYX eyeshadow Trio in “Ultra Chic” (the white shimmery eyeshadow as highlight)
– AVON Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Surf” (aqua blue) on lower lashline
– Nixie Liquid Eyeliner
– Covergirl LashBlast

Lips:

– MAC “Snob” Lipstick
– MAC 3D Lipglass in “Lightswitch”

To get this:

Then BLEND!

Highlight:

Should look like this:

Line and apply mascara! I used AVON Eye Pencil in “Surf” on the lowerlashline

FOTD & Tutorial- Parrot & Black Emerald Look

I actually have a FOTD I did this morning using products from my new Everyday Minerals haul from yesterday, but I just got a new computer here at work so I don’t have photoshop to crop the pictures, so i’ll save it for tomorrow. :)

In the meantime here is a look I did a couple days ago, everyone seems to be so parrot-inspired lately, I thought id bring my favorite mineral eyeshadow “Black Emerald” back from the dead.

My face wasn’t this shiny….it’s me trying to figure and play with the damn camera settings…



What I used:


Face:

– Laura Geller Face Spackle Primer
– Maybelline Liquid Mineral Foundation
– MMBB Mineral Foundation in “Medium Beige”

Cheeks:

– Jordana “Stardust” Blush
– Everyday Minerals “Email Me” blush
– MAC Sculpt Powder in “Sculpt” for contour


Eyes:

– UDPP Primer
– MAC Parrot e/s
– MMBB (Black Emerald e/s, now known as “Smokey Green”)
– LA Colors Blue on the inner corners
– MMBB “highlight” on brow bone as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Nightfish”
– Covergirl lash blast mascara

Lips:

– MAC lipstick in “Masque”
– MAC lipstick in “Scanty”

HIGHLIGHT!

Christmas 2007 & Purple, Green & Blue FOTD

This year was the first Christmas where I really felt like an adult. As a kid, (and being the only child for 9 years!) I got everything I wanted from Santa, we had a true white Christmas with blankets of snow…and more! I would always make wish lists for my parents, and really be into Christmas because it’s my absolute favorite holiday! But being that I turn 26 years old next year, I am starting to see that Christmas is for the kids…and I think for me its hard to accept that I am no longer a kid sometimes. I feel like I grew up too fast, especially since I am the eldest I had to play mom to my little sisters at one point. I think in general, I just miss the ENTIRE family coming together under one roof, and nowadays since all the kids are in college, and everyone moved out of state, it’s just Christmas with my boyfriend, parents, and grandparents.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love Christmas and I am still young at heart and I am like a little kid. My dad always says no matter how old I am, I am still his little girl….but now instead of getting questions like “What do you want from Santa?”, they are replaced with “So when are you getting married?”, “When are you having kids?”, haha I just think its crazy how time flies by so fast. I really do miss Christmas the way I remember it being as a child…

Just some pics from this past holiday:

Cooking up a storm at my house:

Got my Pure Luxe order!

My sister reading her card:

My youngest sister surprised she got the #1 item on her wish list: a PINK nintendo DS!

Jon opening up another gift…

My gorgeous, yet bratty sister and lucky her, she doesn’t need much makeup, but we just lined the eyes, added some mascara and gloss, and some sephora blush :

My outfit:

The hair! haha

The sibling and me:


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FOTD

This look I created to match my dress which had prominent colors of purple, green, and a turquoise blue. I used some of my Pure Luxe Minerals I received….

What I used:

Face:

– Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
– Silk Naturals Foundation

Cheeks:

– MAC “Dollymix” blush
– Pure Luxe “Haydria” blush

Eyes:

– MAC e/s in “Wondergrass” (as base on inner corner, 1/3 of the lid)
– MAC Pigment in “Golden Olive” and Pure Luxe “Tart” e/s (on top of “Wondergrass”)
– MAC e/s in “Parrot” (middle of the lid)
– Pure Luxe e/s in “Shameless” (over “Parrot”)
– MUFE e/s #9 (outer part of the lid)
– Mad Minerals e/s in “Kunzite” on outer-V
– MAC e/s in “Nocturnelle” on outer half of lid
– MAC “Violet” Pigment (on outer half of the lid and on outer corner of the lower lashline)
– Pure Luxe e/s in “Shameless” (on lower lashline)
– MAC “Vanilla” Pigment and ULTA eyeshadow in “Shell” and “Gold Leaf” (highlight)
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– Covergirl “Lash Blast” in Black

Lips:
– Wet N’ Wild Lipstick
– MAC “Scanty” Lipstick

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