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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:


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:


– Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
– Silk Naturals Foundation


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


– 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

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

FOTD: Purple & Silver

Wow! Based on the poll you ladies want more makeup for Christmas! Hehe I do too although I know I don’t need more!

I tried a look a few days ago I wanted to bust out my Makeup Forever eyeshadow #009 (purple) and pair it with several colors from the Silver Family.

I was actually quite pleased the way it turned out simply because I didn’t think it would turn out how I envisioned it in my little head…

What I used:


– Sephora Makeup Base
– Silk Naturals Foundation


– MAC Blush in “Dollymix”
– MAC Beauty Powder in “Soft Flame”


– Makeup Forever eyeshadow #009 (inner corner and part of the eyelid)
– MAC e/s in “Cumulus” on the middle of the lid
– MAC Silver Pigment in the middle of the lid (over cumulus e/s)
– MAC e/s in “Silver Ring” on the outer-V and contour
– Everyday Minerals in “Bundle Up” as highlight
– MMBB “Highlights” as highlight
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– Laura Mercier Mascara

– MAC l/s in “Scanty”

FOTD & TUTORIAL: Beautiful Iris + Nocturnelle


What I used:

– MAC Oil Control Lotion
– Silk Naturals Foundation
– MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt


– MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” (all over lid)
– MAC eyeshadow in “Beautiful Iris” (first half of lower lid)
– MAC eyeshadow in “Nocturnelle” (outer V and contour)
– Flirt! eyeshadow in “Black Ivy” (outer V)
– Minerals Bath and Body “Highlight” as highlight on browbone
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara in “Blackest Black”


– Everyday Minerals Blush in “Email Me”
– MAC MSF in “Gold Spill”

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

Step 1: Apply paint pot in “Painterly” all over the lid (not shown).

To get this result:

Step 4: Apply a matte black eyeshadow to the outer-V (refer to the diagram on top to see where to apply it)

Unlined/No Mascara eyes, this is how it should look so far:

Step 5: Line and apply mascara!

FOTD- Using MAC Holiday Cool Eyes Palette

Here is the FOTD I did yesterday using the COOL EYES Palette. I took a full face pic and then accidently deleted it, and by the time I took it all off and was getting ready to bed, so if I do it again i’ll be sure to post one up! :( Sorry ladies…

Doing the FOTD made me realize how just LOOKING at it made me really want the cool eye palette when I pre-ordered it, but actually USING the colors, it’s NOT my favorite palette. I guess I say this because I wouldn’t really use the colors in this palette for everyday use (i.e. work), “trophy pink” is tad bit too bright for my taste, and “modern heir” is similar to either Stars N’ Rockets or Creme De Violet. Also, I have makeupforever eyeshadow in a pink AND purple, hence I can re-create this look just using those 2, and let’s not leave out the Violet pigment which can also add to it.

Don’t get me wrong, the colors in this palette are drop dead gorgeous right when you open it, even when you swatch them; but it’s a bit TOO colorful in the sense that I won’t use it as much, as I see myself only carrying the smokey eyes palette in my purse. I might just go back and get the warm eyes palette too!

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