Monday, November 25, 2013

Jumping on the green bandwagon (is there such a thing)

 Recently a lot, I mean A LOT of my friends have been doing green eye looks. I resisted for about a week and then finally gave in. I pulled out a new eye pencil I got on clearance at Walgreens. Can we just take a minute to admire this? It's the Loreal Liquiline Blast in Green Glow. I love the gold reflect it has!

 Anyways, here's what I  decided to do. My goal was a wearable, fun, fall look. This reminds me of the leaves here in Georgia. We don't get many reds and yellows when they turn. They go from green to rust to dead on the ground and crunching under your feet.

 To create this look I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
 Loreal Liquiline Blast in Green Glow
Meow Cosmetics Balsam
Meow Cosmetics Datura
Wet N Wild I <3 matte="" p="">
Milani Liquid Eye liner in Black
Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara

It's almost Thanksgiving here in the states. It's a day where we are supposed to remember what we are thankful for although it usually turns into an "Eat til ya spew" day. What are your plans for the holiday? Do you have any traditions that you love? See ya soon and Happy Thanksgiving y'all!! 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Darling Girl Leviathan

 Hello, is there anybody out there?? I'm still here and alive! And I'm going to try to be more active in my blogging... fingers crossed.

So to start things off, here's a look I did last week using Urban Decay's Naked 1 palette and Darling Girl's Leviathan foiled as a liner. I loved the idea of a neutral eye paired with a bold liner and Leviathan was just what I was looking for. If you don't have the color you NEED it. You can get it here.

 And since Naked 3 will be in my hot little hands soon, I'll be sure to post some looks and maybe swatches, even though the internets is flooded with them already!

 Are there any bold liner ideas you simply love? I'd love to hear them!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 4th!

Here's a quick mani I did for the Fourth of July, Independence Day here in the states.I used OPI O'Hare and Nails Look Great (red) Sally Hansen Blue It (duh, blue) and China Glaze White on White (guess which color that was). My nail art skills are that of a wee baby but I had fun regardless. Did you do any fun manicures for 4th? I'd love to see them! Hope y'all had a great holiday and see ya soon!! 

It's alive!!!

I mean I'm alive! I just saw how neglected my poor little blog is and have decided this needs remedied. Stat! So I'll start with a random tag to help ya get to know me better :)

1. What's your favorite color?
Purple, hands down. I love all the beautiful colors of the rainbow but let's be honest. Ya gotta have a favorite.
2. What's your favorite number?
I know it sounds cliche but honestly it's 13. It has been forever, before I knew all the bad luck juju muh gumbo about 13. It's even stranger to know that it's my favorite number considering how anal retentive I am about even numbers. I have to take an even number of steps. I always have my car radio volume on an even number. I know, it's a bit wonky.
3. What is your dream career?
I really don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Yeah, I'm aware I'm 33 but I'm still waiting on the whole grown up bit.
4. Where do you see yourself living when you're on your own?
Um, I'm technically a grown up so...
5. Where is your favorite place to travel?
I love to go to the beach. Destin, Florida to be exact. Nothing compares to the sugar sand beaches and crystal clear blue water.
6. What do you do in your free time?
I play World of Warcraft, read, sing, watch way too much British tv, ya know, the usual.
7. Favorite stores? 
Ulta, Sephora, Sally's Beauty Supplies
8. Dream car?
I used to always want a Volkswagen bus when I was a teen, and every time I see one on the road I drool. But that seems like a crappy dream car so I'll go with this.
9. What TV shows can't you live without?
Here's where you'll learn I'm a nerd. Doctor Who, The Vicar of Dibley, Home Movies, Archer, Psych, Being Human (U.K.) ummmm, I may need to come ad to this list later!
10. 3 things you need in your life are...

11. I can't sleep without...?
Distractions. I love to listen to a sermon, or the Bible or even a tv show on my iPad just so I have something to ignore.
12. If you were given 1 million dollars all for yourself what would you do with it?
Start a homeless shelter in my county. There isn't one and we have a very real homeless problem. Our county just chooses to ignore it and send them off to Atlanta.
13. I have a celebrity crush on...?
Just one?! I have a top ten list on Pinterest but I'll just say Johnny Depp so I don't seem like a floosy!
14. What is your favorite treat to eat?
Anything peanut butter and chocolate.
15. My favorite wild animal is...
Frogs! I have a red eyed tree frog tattoo on my foot. I've had an thing for frogs since middle school.
16. What is your favorite season?
Fall. Not too hot, not too cold, allergies aren't "quite" as bad and I just love the crisp feeling in the air when you walk outside on fall morning.
17. My favorite childhood shows were...
Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Gem and the Holograms, Rainbow Brite. Yeah, I was a child of the 80s.
18. Why did you start blogging? 
I started way back on MySpace just doing notes. It was a way to get my feelings out there and off my chest. I was encouraged by friends to keep it up when they said my posts were inspirational. Now it has kind of morphed into this makeup/ spiritual/ pointless thing that gets NO love :(
19. What do you hold close to your heart? 
Family and memories. Having lost my mother and my father in law at young ages, I appreciate how important it is to treasure the time you have with the people you love. They may or may not be related to you. I have chosen "framily" whom I love dearly and consider myself closer to than some people I'm related to. And I think that's okay. God gives us what and who we need when we need it!
20. What is one music artist that you are in love with?
Tori Amos. Duh. My obsession with her began in 1992 with the release of Little Earthquakes and I can't tell you how many times I've seen her live. Her music always has had a way of speaking to me right where I am.

So that's it. Some random stuff about me. If you want to tag yourself do it!! Let me know, I'd love to hear more about you too!!! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Go Dawgs!

Recently Zoya had a promotion where you could get three polishes and just pay $10 shipping. So naturally I jumped at the chance. I ordered Storm, Blaze and Aurora. I put Aurora on my toes but will spare you pics of my feet, because feet are just nasty. But here's the mani I did using Storm and Blaze.
Also, my nails are pathetic typically. They're thin, peel and break like nobodies business. So I bought a $7 Kiss acrylic kit at WalMart and tried my hand at it. I've still got a lot to improve on, but in general the kit was easy to use, fairly decent instructions and hey, now nails aren't nubbins!

So whadya think, are you a natural nail girl or acrylic/ gel manicure kinda gal? 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love is in the Air

Our latest challenge in the best makeup group ever is red and pink to go along with Valentine's coming up. So I threw together this look using Geek Chic Cosmetics "Dream of Large Women", Sugarpill "Decora" and "Love+" and the white from Wet N Wild's I Heart Matte palette.
So what's your opinion on Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate it or just take advantage of the delicious candy that bombards you in every store??
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger Vox Box

I am so excited to share this with you guys! Influenster has done it again. I recently received the Beauty Blogger Vox Box and was very impressed with the contents. In it I received

NYC IndividualEyes shadow palette "Dark Shadows"
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit (haven't used them yet, but I love the look of them)
Bath and Body Works Mini Candle "Cider Lane" (my favorite candles ever, and this scent is heavenly)
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin (I LOVE this, makes a quick bun when I'm in a hurry, it's easy and looks adorable!)
EBoost Daily Health Booster orange flavor (I'm nervous to try this, I have a thing about artificial flavors. I'll let ya know once I try it out).
Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Cream. (Haven't tried yet on me, but didn't see much difference in my daughter's hair. Maybe I should straighten her hair ?) Here's a review of the palette and a quick EOTD I did with it.


My initial thoughts on the NYC palette is this would be great for a night on the town. This is an all in one with primer, illuminator, high light color, lid color, crease color, and a definition color. The shadows feel a bit powdery but for $4.99 retail, you can't beat the pigmentation and blendability. I don't own much NYC, but if this is any indicator of the quality, I may have to pick up some more :) Perfect for a sparkly smokey eye if you ask me. Pair this with a bold red lip and va- va- va- voom, you're good to go! I wasn't going on the town, but having a Bible study at my home, so I wore a nude lip to balance out the drama I had going on on my eyes!

When you wear a smokey eye, do you prefer a bold lip or nude? I think I like them both depending on the time of day and what I'm doing/ where I'm going.