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FOTD: Warm Holiday Look

Here is a look I did yesterday using golds and browns, such as MAC’s “Blonde’s Gold” pigment. I busted out my MAC “Painterly” paint pot which I haven’t used in awhile as well. I brightened the eyes a bit by using UD e/s in “Baked” on the lower lash line. I thought i’d put a twist on a traditional holiday look by adding a little pop of color with a bright pink lip instead of a red lip. I think I like how warm it came out, definitely gives a nice glow and the bright lip makes you stand out!

What I used:
– MAC Pro LongWear Foundation in NC35

– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
– MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30
– MAC “Painterly” on lid as a primer and to neutralize natural lid color
– MAC “Blonde’s Gold” pigment on the lid
– Urban Decay’s Naked Palette e/s: Buck, Smog, Darkhorse, Hustle mixed together and applied on the outer-V and contour. Wash of “Toasted” used to blend the colors together and give it that nice metallic shine.
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Clinique Lash Primer
– Shiseido Lifting Mascara in Black
– MAC Technakohl e/l in “Graphblack” on waterline
– Urban Decay e/l in “Baked” on lower lash line

– Contoured with MAC “Emote” blush (as well as on the temples)
– Mix of MAC blush in “Coygirl” and “Springsheen” on apples of cheeks

– MAC “Petals & Peacocks” lipstick (LE)
– MAC lipglass in “Magnetique”

I also got two pairs of shoes on sale, they are normally over $50 each, and I got them both for around $60 with tax and shipping! I love how comfy they are!

New Outfits & Makeup Looks

I got a few outfits from Charlotte Russe when I was in Vegas, and I also got a few outfits from Forever21 (online), and since many of you have asked for more fashion related posts, I figured id post some of my haul. Forever21 had a sale on this long black sleeveless cardigan for only $5.99! And I LOVE IT! That was probably the best bargain ever! I got a turquoise ruffle dress from Forever21 also, I used an old H&M belt I had to dress it up a bit. The short/tube top set (they are attached together like one whole piece) I got at Charlotte-Russe which also comes with a faux alligator skin belt. It’s a bit too revealing for my taste (as in too much skin at one time) since I don’t usually wear shorts (because I desperately need a tan LOL), so I most likely would wear it with a cardigan or the vest like shown below to tone it down, but it’s super cute.

It’s wrinkly because it was packaged tight when it was delivered to me. :(

The black sleeveless cardigan I got for only $5.99! over a solid heather gray shirt and some leggings:

Jumper from Charlotte-Russe:

Here is a look with the “Classic Dame” mattene lipstick I got at the CCO, the look below this I used “Full on Lust” lipglass. The eye makeup is the same for BOTH looks, since I was just messing with the lippies. :)

What I used:

– Givenchy Matte Primer
– MAC NC30 Concealer
– Buff’d Mineral Foundation in Chamois & Almond
– MAC Pro Setting Powder

– MAC “Emote” blush for contouring
– MAC Mineral Blush in “Nuance”
– MAC “Refined” MSF (from Sugarsweet collection)

– Anastasia Brow Whiz Eye Pencil in “Medium Ash”

– MAC Shadestick in “Lemon Chiffon” on lid
– MAC “Goldmine” e/s on lid
– Milani “Java Bean”, MAC e/s in “Mulch” & Milani “Chocolate” blended together on outer-V and contour
– MAC “Shale” e/s on contour
– MAC “Ricepaper” as highlight on brow bone
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
– Ardell #120 Demi Wispy Eyelashes
– Urban Decay e/l in “Zero” smudged on lower lashline

– (For look #1), “Classic Dame” mattene lipstick
– (For look #2), “MAC “Beurre” cremestick lipliner, MAC “Snob” lipstick, and “Full on Lust” lipglass

FOTD: Using “Flip” eyeshadow, Underplay l/s & 2N Lipglass

Here is a quick look I did using “Flip” eyeshadow, I also wanted to use MAC’s “Underplay” lipstick that my mom bought me at CCO when I was in Washington (it’s discontinued which sucks because it’s such a pretty color!) But you can find it online or at CCO’s. (Cosmetics Company Outlet) as well as the “2N” lipglass I bought. I also popped in some colored contacts for a different effect, I used Freshlook Color Blends in “Violet”.

What I used:

– Jen’s Camellia Rose Skin Soothing Primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC30
– Cargo Concealer #2
– Buff’d Mineral Foundation in “Chamois” mixed with a little of the white foundation from Silk Naturals (to lighten the yellow tones in “Chamois”)

– MAC Blushcreme in “Uncommon”
– MAC Blush in “Springsheen”
– Contoured cheeks with MAC Powder in “Sculpt” (PRO)

– MAC PP in “Soft Ochre” all over the lid
– MAC “Flip” e/s on lower half of the lid above crease
– MAC “Goldmine” e/s on middle of the lid
– Milani e/s in “Java Bean” with MAC e/s in “Mulch” on outer-V and contour (crease)
– MAC “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
– Ardell #102 Demi eyelashes
– Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in “Zero” on lower lashline, smudged with a Q-tip

– MAC Amplified Cream lipstick in “Underplay”
– MAC “2N” lipglass

FOTD: Laker Colors!

I am sick. Bleh. The BF is always hot and I am always cold, so he wants the fan full blast AND the windows open, while I want a thick blanket with the windows closed. So I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and my sinuses and eyes were so dry, and last night I couldn’t sleep because I was coughing every 10 minutes. But now I am just sucking on Ginger Ale flavored cough drops by Halls, yummy!

So last night the BF and I went to the Lakers vs. Grizzlies game at the Staples Center, my boss got us boxed seats up in the stadium with an open bar and food, we had a lot of fun just hanging out with everyone. It was actually my first time at a basketball game EVER.

Here is my FOTD using Laker colors, and two purple and yellow heart stickers (I love stickers!)

What I used:

– Monistat Chafing Gel as primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer NC30
– Meow Cosmetics Priming Powder
– Silk Naturals Mineral Foundation

– MAC Fafi Blush in “”Fashion Frenzy”
– Milani Blush in “Luminous” on apples

– MAC PP in “Soft Ochre” all over lids
– Pure Luxe Mineral e/s in “Sunny Day” (applied wet using a sponge tip applicator on inner part of the lid)
– MAC “Golden Lemon” Pigment over “Sunny Day”
– Pure Luxe Minerals e/s in “Grape” applied wet first, then dry OVER it, on the outer-V and contour.
– MAC “Your Ladyship” Pigment as highlight
– Nixie Liquid Eyeliner
– Ardell False Eyelashes in “Babies”
– Ardell Magic Lash Mascara


– MAC l/s in “Scanty”
– NYX Lipgloss in “Beige”

Of course the LAKER GIRLS!

They had guards guarding the court to prevent anyone from just walking on it…

What’s a game WITHOUT FOOD!??? I had some cotton candy, nachos, and a caramel apple!

Quick EOTD (eye of the day) look…

I forgot to take a full face pic because the BF was rushing me to hurry up and between trying to run out the door and him telling me to hurry up – I forgot. :(

But it’s ok because I have a better FOTD planned: one featuring a look from Sephora I am trying to imitate, and a better FOTD using some of the new Metal-X eyeshadows from good ‘ol MAC.

First of all, the Metal-X eyeshadows DO crease, HOWEVER, depending on how you apply it, you can definitely avoid it. First, apply it with your finger or a sponge tip applicator, the sponge “absorbs” any excess cream therefore not making your lids too oily which causes creasing as well as giving you better control during application. Another thing I noticed, is that it helps to use a base, such as UDPP, a paint pot, or a neutral colored POWDERED eyeshadow, that controls the natural oils of your lid for smoother application of the Metal-X eyeshadow. Smoothing it with your finger also smooths and flattens out the eyeshadow to give it more of a vibrant color and that powdery finish it gives (since it goes from cream to a powdery finish). What I like to use the Metal-X eyeshadows for also, is a sort of a base to just enhance the vibrancy of eyeshadows colors. In the look below, you will see how vibrant goldmine eyeshadow looks over the Pure Ore, rather than if it was by itself. So for you ladies with oily lids that have creasing problems, you can use it as a base under your eyeshadows.

This look reminds me of a parrot I used to have, he was yellow and green all over. I used Rubenesque paint pot, and “Pure Ore” and “6th Sin” from the collection for this look, as well as MAC eyeshadow in “Goldmine” (first half of the lid), MAC Pigment in “Emerald Green” (second, outer half of the lid), and Milani eyeshadow in “Garden Mist” (on the middle of the lid).

Pure ore as the base (over Rubenesque paint pot)

Goldmine eyeshadow:

6th Sin on outer-V, added “Emerald Green” pigment to intensify the color:

Milani “Garden Mist” on the middle of the lid for the gradient effect:

Lined eyes and added “Emerald Green” pigment on lower lashline as well:

FOTD: Gold Stroke & Golden Lemon Pigments

I received the jars yesterday, however it’s already all gone! I can’t believe I had so many orders lined up and so I ordered more! So Jennifer, Erica and Susie, your orders will be shipped out tomorrow.
***For you ladies interested in purchasing some pigment samples, PLEASE email me (email addy is above) with your first and last name, the colors you want, and your address. I have to take private orders to gauge how many jars I will need, as well as if I need to re-stock on pigments. Again, the colors I have are: Teal, Violet, Golden Lemon, Emerald Green, Your Ladyship, Gold Stroke, Cool Pink, Pinked Mauve, Fuchsia, Vanilla, Sweet Sienna. It’s on a first come, first serve basis, once I get them all in, I can then see what is still available. “Sweet Sienna” is a limited edition item and will not be offered for sampling after a certain point. At this time I do not plan on re-purchasing it for sampling. Thanks!

I wanted to try a soft natural everyday look just using the pigments, and I just bought “Gold Stroke” and never had a chance to use it, so I paired it with the “Golden Lemon” Pigment and it actually came out really nice (in person anyway), so these pictures don’t even do it justice. My co-workers liked it too, so it’s definitely going into my “favorite-look” book.

What I used:


– MAC Beauty Powder in “Drizzlegold” under my Silk Naturals foundation (Warm Gold)
– MAC Sculpting Powder to contour sides of nose


– Physician’s Formula Concealer Duo
– MAC Concealer (NC30)
– MAC Pigment in “Golden Lemon” (all over the lid and applied wet)
– MAC Pigment in “Gold Stroke” (outer half of lid, outer-V and contour)
– Prestige Liquid Eyeliner (Bronze Gold)


– Everyday Minerals “Waffle Cone” Blush
– MAC MSF in “Goldspill”


– Rosebud’s Strawberry Lip Balm
– Botanics Lipgloss in “Star Anise”