Saturday, July 30, 2011

LOTD: Smoked out Moss

So I wanted to do a look with my new MAC eyeshadow "Shimmermoss" that I got recently.


Products Used:
Eyes -
LORAC Eye Primer
NYX JEP "Milk"
MAC "Shimmermoss" (Lid)
MAC "Carbon" (Crease)
MAC (it's a silver color and I don't remember the name) (browbone to crease)
MAC "Mylar" (Highlight)

Monistat Chaffe Cream (Primer)
Garnier Under Eye Circle Roller
L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle in "Nude Beige"
e.l.f. blush in "Tickled Pink"
MAC "Fling" for my eyebrows

NYX Soft Matte Cream in "Abu Dhabi"
MAC "Viva Glam V" Lipgloss

Hope you enjoy this look! Have a fabulous weekend!!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Blue/Purple Look

Ok soooo I’ve been busy this week working on my blending… so I’ve got a new look for you… Unfortunatly I didn’t realize that I didn’t have my camera until I was completely finished with the look and I took pictures using my iPhone – thus the graininess. The colors look a lot darker than they actually were.

Anyways here it is…

* On these last two pictures I did use auto correct on the color to brighten it up a bit*

I know the pictures are bad, but I couldn't not share! Don't be shy I know you have opinions. My BF actually said it looked good, but guys will tell you anything LOL!!! (Meredith are you proud I'm using bolder colors???)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nail Polish Review – DelSol Color Changing Nail Polish


Ok so as you know I dropped by a Del Sol store. Everything they sell is color activated by UV lights. The shrits we neat, but not anything I would wear. Then I seen they had nail polish, and being that I’m a sucker for polish – I just HAD to have it. (yea right!) So anyways I got two different colors, “Girls Night Out” and “Secret Crush”. The polish goes on smooth and dries quickly. I’ve tried both out in the sun and they really do change color. “Secret Crush” is a more noticeable change, from a light coral to a purple. However, “Girls Night Out” is a slight change, from a berry red with gold shimmer to a purple/burgundy color.

*I apologize about the quality of the paint job on Secret Crush. I took pictures about 4 days after I painted them*

“Girls Night Out”  In sunlight on left, no sunlight on right
“Secret Crush”  In sunlight on left, no sunlight on right

The color in the sunlight is supposed to be the same as the color on these stickers, which I don't think it true.

While I think these are fun and I will use them again, I’m not sure if I would repurchase them again at $8 a bottle. I think they are fun, but if you aren’t going to be in the sun a lot (or carry a uv light around with you) it really doesn’t change much.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pink and Yellow Look (Creative huh?!?!?!)


Ok so I had to work this past Saturday, so I didn’t want to go out Friday night – so I got out my new CS 88 palette and started to play. As you all know I need to work on my blending technique. I used a picture of a flower from my yard as inspiration (I took the picture a month or so ago, it’s now dead). I used the flower as inspiration, not trying to make it exact.  I even winged out my liner on the upper lash line (WooHoo!)

So here is the look I came up with


MAC Painterly Paint Pot (primer)
NYX JES Pencil in Milk (base to help make the colors pop)
Bright Pink, Bright Yellow, White from CS 88 Palette
Whiskey Urban Decay 24/7 Liner
L’Oreal Volumous Mascara in Black Brown

MAC Powder in Her Blooming Cheek (which was TOO pink)

L’Oreal Sandstone
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Clove

What do you think? I think I’m getting better at blending, but I want to know what you all think. Once I get that down then deciding better colors is next LOL! In my head it seems pretty, but it doesn't always turn out that way.

Have a fabulous day!!!


NOTD – Essie’s Smooth Sailing

I think this is one of the prettiest blues that I own. I think of it as a brighter country blue that has white shimmer to it. I think it is sooo pretty! Ignore the fact that I took the picture prior to cleaning my edges (why do I always do this???). I used Rock Hard as a base, the two coats of Essie’s Smooth Sailing followed by a coat of Seche. On my ring fingers I also added a coat of OPI’s Servin’ Up Sparkle (because I’m loving these sparkles).

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, July 25, 2011

FOTD: Casual Purple Look

So recently some friends of ours got married. It was just a very casual wedding, nothing too fancy. I was sooo excited to wear my new Jessica Simpson nude heals, so I had to find a dress to match – yea I planned my outfit around my shoes LOL! After I selected my dress I knew I wanted to use some of my new MAC shadows. Here is the look I created and what I looked like in the dress. I took the full length picture at the end of the night when I was getting ready to head ot bed – LOL ( WAIT!!!! I need to picture of my outfit to share with my blogging friends!!!!)

I totally look different in this picture, I know it is me - but it doesn't look like me LOL!

My eye up close

I wish you could see the dress a little better, super comfortable!

Had a few cocktails and he decided he didn't like the shape of my eye LOL

I also used my Hot Tools Deep Waver on my hair, which I LOVE!!! In some of the pictures I hadn’t yet pulled my bangs forward yet, they were still pulled back from putting on makeup.

Hope you enjoyed a look into my life!!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nail Polish Comparisons – OPI Sparkle Teal Sunrise and Sally Hansen Teal-Y Cool

It seems like OPI has been coming out with a lot of “sparkly” nail polishes lately (wonder if it has anything to do with Deborah Lippman’s polishes being so popular). I recently got the OPI Sparkle Teal Sunrise and thought it was sooo pretty. Then while I was at Walgreens I noticed the new colors Sally Hansen had, and thought one of them resembled the OPI. So I decided to buy it and test to see how close they were. Let’s face it the Sally Hansen polish is a ¼ of the price of OPI.

So first here is what the colors look like in their bottles:

Once I got home and seen the two of them together, they don’t look the much alike in the bottle. The Sally Hansen seem so be lighter than the OPI, but seem to both have quite a bit of glitter in them.

OPI is on the left nail, Sally Hansen is in the right nail

In the swatches you can see on top of a color they appear to be very similar; however the OPI polish has a slight tint of teal in the base of the color and has more glitter in it. The Sally Hansen I would say has a clear base with less glitter. When applied to a clear nail you can see the differences better. The Sally Hansen formula seemed thinner than the OPI.

OPI is on the left nail, Sally Hansen is in the right nail

OPI is on the left nail, Sally Hansen is in the right nail

OPI  Sparkle Teal Sunrise

Sally Hansen Teal-Y Cool
While I wouldn’t say the Sally Hansen is a dupe for the OPI, I would say they are similar.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Nail Polish Comparisons – OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle and Sally Hansen Twinkle, Twinkle

I got the OPI polish is part of the Serna Williams collection that I got and I got the Sally Hansen polish from Walgreens when I found the Teal-Y Cool polish (that I previously talked about). Again I thought these would be very similar, but since I didn’t have the OPI with me when I bought the Sally Hansen I wasn’t sure, but got it anyways.

So first here is what the colors look like in their bottles:
You can clearly see from the bottles that the Sally Hansen polish has more silver glitter in it. In the swatches you can clearly see that the glitter in the Sally Hansen is darker silver, where the glitter in the OPI is lighter silver more iridescent looking. The OPI polish has more of the larger glitter pieces as well. The Sally Hansen formula seemed thinner than the OPI.

OPI on the left nail, Sally Hansen on the right nail

OPI Servin' Up Sparkle

Sally Hansen Twinkle, Twinkle
I don’t think these polishes look alike at all.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!