Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cutest Thing Ever

Bogey in his new Halloween costume:

New MAC Collections

My life has been so crazy lately, but one thing that has been my go-to when it comes to relaxing is getting ready for all these MAC collections!

Both the Cremesheen and Suite Array collections came out last Thursday at my store. I went in between classes to check them out.

I loved the Cremesheens, but some of the colors were a lot darker than I had seen in pictures. The texture was really nice though. When I swatched them, they went on very smooth and bright.

I narrowed down my choices to: Fanfare, Hot Gossip, Modesty, Ravishing, Speed Dial, and Creme D'Nude.

And ended up with three...

Creme D'Nude, Speed Dial, and Hot Gossip


I really love all these colors, but after trying it on, I realized Hot Gossip (top) is really similar to Sweetie (bottom).


While at MAC, I also picked up two lipglasses to go with my two pink lipsticks: Cultured and Culture Clash. Culture Clash is from the Electroflash collection.


I also checked out the Suite Array collection, but nothing really stood out to me. The eyeshadow suites were all colors I have, and I hated the texture of them. They were very chalky, and although they are buildable, it was just too much glitter for me.

I did, however, get Fly-by-Blu powerpoint eye pencil. I don't really need any more liners, but this one was super pretty.

I also got Warming Trend eyeshadow from the Cool Heat collection when I realized my counter still had it.


The Emanuel Ungaro collection also came out online today. With the exception of Phloof!, none of the eyeshadows really stood out to me, and I already had it. I did, however, order the two lipsticks: Pure Rose and Freckletone. They are both lustres with I love.

I also bought Pastel Emotion lipglass to wear on top of Pure Rose. Since I had never tried a beauty powder before (only beauty powder blushes), I bought Flower Mist Dew beauty powder.

MAC is having free shipping on all US orders over 60 dollars, so check it out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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My Newest Obsession

I went home this past weekend to celebrate my birthday and was lucky enough to get to bring my sweet puppy with me. On Sunday, I brought him back to my boyfriend's house and accidentally forgot my camera there, so no more looks until he can get it sent back to me.

Anyway, I thought I would share my favorite thing of the moment: Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

As much as I hate the end of summer and the beginning of cold weather, the one thing that gets me excited for Fall is the return of all things pumpkin. I love pumpkin flavored stuff so, so much! So far I've had a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin spice Hershey kisses, a pumpkin spice frap from Starbucks, and my favorite: the pumpkin spice latte. I will now make it a point to get one of these everytime I'm near a Starbucks from now until the time they are gone.

If you haven't tried one yet, get on it!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Oh, Mondays....

Mood - Overwhelmed

Foundation and Powder - Today I wore Avon's Mark C-Thru-U Tinted Moisturizer with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Outfit - Very simple today... black shirt, denim skirt, black flip flops

Eyeliner - MAC's Graphblack Technakohl

Fragrance - Victoria's Secret Love Spell bodyspray

Next Thing On My To-Do List: Do an online quiz for one of my classes.

I'm Thinking About - Everything I have to do tomorrow.

Goals for the Week - Stay on top of all my work for school, not miss anymore classes (I accidentaly slept through one today), do a great job at work, and stay positive.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Looks: Purple and Silver


Here's a quick look I did this morning for work. I'm not sure the lip combo was the best, but I was in a hurry and just kind of grabbed something.

I primed my eyes with UDPP and then applied Vanilla pigment all over my lid and into my crease. On the inner lid, I applied Modern Heir eyeshadow (LE) and then packed Mancatcher eyeshadow (LE) on top. I put Phloof! eyeshadow on my middle lid and Silver Ring eyeshadow on my outer lid. I also blended Silver Ring eyeshadow into my outer crease. I wore Blitz and Glitz fluidline on my upper lash line, Graphblack Technakohl on my waterline, and Mancatcher eyeshadow on my lower lash line. I had on Splashproof mascara in Blacksplash. I used Pink Swoon blush, Intimidate slimshine, and Flusterose lustreglass.





Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tutorial: Bright Green Eyes


Here's a really fun look you can do:

Start with a clean eye and fill in your brows if you'd like. Then, apply Pharoah paint pot all over your lid and into your crease.


Apply Warm Chill eyeshadow to your inner lid.


Put Juxt on your middle lid and blend it with Warm Chill.


Apply Sprout to your outer lid and above your crease.


Highlight your brow bone with Nylon eyeshadow.


Apply Ricepaper to your tearduct.


Note: At this point, I go ahead and do my face makeup. Apply concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer, and blush. I go ahead and soften my lips with a tinted lip conditioner, but wait to do my full lips until I'm walking out the door.

Put a little Juxt eyeshadow over the Ricepaper and then apply Bio Green eyeshadow to your outer crease.


Line the waterine with Graphblack Technakohl.


Line the inner half of the lower lashline with Juxt eyeshadow.


Line the outer half of the lower lashline with Bio Green eyeshadow.


Add black mascara and you're all finished!



*FYI, I used Pinch O' Peach blush and Gentle Simmer slimshine for this look.