Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gold Metal

Metallic shades are hot this holiday season!!  For my first look, I did a gold eye that would be cute on any color skin, just make sure you find a gold shade that compliments your skin tone.


I started with Urban Decay’s eye shadow primer all over my lid, then used Buxom’s Stay There Eye Shadow in Poodle (it’s a pale yellow gold) all over my lid up to my brow.  In the inner corner of my eye, I used a bright gold color from my Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer palette.  Then I used MAC’s Pigment in Gold Lemon blending it with the shadow in my inner corner to the outer corner of my eye, up to the crease.  On the outer corner of my eye, I very lightly blended a matte black shadow into the pigment to give some depth in a small triangular shape.  Then I lined my eyes with Lorac’s Eyeliner Pen in black, extending out to a small wing.  I followed that line with Hard Candy’s Walk the Line liquid eyeliner in Licorice (multi color sparkly black).

On my waterline, I used the bright gold shadow and then smudged a thin line of black shadow underneath it.  Then I follow with a black mascara, let it dry, and then coated the mascara with Hard Candy’s Lash Tinsel glitter mascara in Gold Digger.

For my lips I used MUFE’s Aqua Lip pencil in 8C and MUFE’s lip color in 204, mixed with Julie Hewitt’s Rouge Noir and a clear gloss.    




Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish


So Much Fun!  I love it!  It's a magnetic nail lacquer that creates 3D nail art designs.  The lacquer comes in three shades, Trafalgar Square (chrome), Houses of Parliament (purple, that's the one I bought), and Whitehall Teal (teal). This nail lacquer is developed with metallic particles to create a pattern on the nail using magnetic forces. As the magnet is held over the nail, the iron powder in the formulation gravitates toward the magnet forming the pattern secretly hidden in the magnet. The magnet is included in the cap of the nail polish. 

Here's how to use it:

-Remove any oil from your nails by cleaning your nails with nail polish remover.
-Take off the over-cap that contains the magnet and set aside.
-Apply one coat of your chosen magnetic polish on all 10 nails and let dry for a few minutes.
-To create the "magnetic effect," apply a generous coat of magnetic polish to one nail, and immediately hold the cap that contains the magnet over the nail. (Do this quickly while the polish is still wet. There is a small lip on the cap which should be placed just below your cuticle allowing the magnet to be positioned perfectly over your nail.)
-Hold very close to the nail for 10-15 seconds, taking care not to touch the nail with the magnet.
-Repeat on all 10 nails and apply a top coat to seal the design.

End results, gorgeousness!  The only thing I didn't like about this lacquer is the price.  $16 is a lot to spend on a nail lacquer, but it's cheaper than going to the spa :)



Polish goes on smooth (hadn't cleaned up yet, messy nails sorry :)

After Magnification :)

Magnetic Pad in Lid




Thursday, November 17, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Congrats to Melissa Santiago for winning the two Stila palettes!!  I'll be contacting you on facebook to send you your prize!!  I'm doing another giveaway from Philosophy in a few weeks!!  Stay tuned!

Monday, November 14, 2011

1 More Day!!!

One more day for my Stila giveaway!  Make sure to enter!!!  You'll receive two awesome palettes if you win.  Winner will be chosen tomorrow and announced Nov. 17th!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1 week left for Stila giveaway!!!

I'm giving away two Stila palettes, Striking in South Beach Collectiable Beach Palette #3 which includes a collection of four Stila eye shadows, cheek color, and bronzer in a chic, mirrored palette complete with a how-to face chart, AND Stila's BCA Positive and Pretty Palette that includes another four eyeshadows, a blush, a highlighter, and a how-to face chart.   Enter by following my blog, and liking and leaving a comment on my facebook page!!!  A winner will be picked Nov. 15th and receives both palettes!
















Also, check out my video for RAW artists Phoenix below.  I lol'd at myself, but it's a little about me :)


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oldie - My Cat's Eyes

My baby boy kitty, Ash, has the most gorgeous eyes.  They are yellow and fade into bright green in the center.  I wanted to replicate his eyes with my eyeshadow and the result was fantastical!  I did have to mix eyeshadow pigments to get the colors i wanted, and once i popped the colors on my lid I followed with a highlight, thin black liner, and mascara.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stila Giveaway!!!

Hey Everyone!   Just in time for the holiday season, I doing my first giveaway with these awesome palettes from Stila!!  I can't get enough of them!  I gave a bunch as Christmas gifts last year and the girls loved them.  Anywho, I'm giving away Stila's Striking in South Beach Collectiable Beach Palette #3 which includes a collection of four Stila eye shadows, cheek color, and bronzer in a chic, mirrored palette complete with a how-to face chart, AND Stila's BCA Positive and Pretty Palette that includes another four eyeshadows, a blush, a highlighter, and a how-to face chart.  Winner will receive both palettes!!!


How to Win:
Just follow these three simple steps!!

1. Subscribe to my blog
2. Like my facebook page
3.  Leave a comment on my facebook page

A winner will be choosen November 15th!  Good luck!