Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Green Eyes

I never ever would wear green eyeshadow! Green and baby blue are a definite no no, but I have learned so much on various beauty blogs. I now have a greater appreciation for these colors. I didn't think I would look good with green, blue or heaven forbid, silver!!! I will be trying a silver look for New Years! We shall see.

I used my mega palette from Smashbox. I love this thing. Everything is great! The eye shadows are very pigmented. Th e brow wax and powders stay put and the lip glosses are very moisturizing. It was a great buy. I got it from QVC for around $50? I have to check, but whatever it was it was worth every penny.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

He said that I would not look good in red. Well I do believe he is wrong. I kinda like red lips. I have yet to leave the house with such a bold color on, but I may have to. I may be red lipstick girl for the new year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Perfect Nude

The winner mac SISS!

I have been searching for the perfect nude lip color. This quest is still incomplete. I have gone through several combinations of lipsticks with gloss over it, and nothing was right. Here are some of the colors I have used in the past that were all wrong.

I was really excited to try Call my Bluff from mac. I used the lip gloss You've Got It over it. It just was not what I was after.

The look I was after is seen below. I wanted something that would compliment my skin tone because as you can see below, these models have different skin tones and lip colors, so they would not use the same lip color to get the nude look.

The color below is from NYX. It is called Uranus. A very unfortunate name. I know it's the name of a planet, but still. I mean what am I going to say? I am wearing Uranus on my lips. That's just wrong! I do like the color, but not to produce the nude lip that I was going for.

Another try with Peony by NYX. I like this color also but it is nowhere near a nude. These lip colors are nice, but the formulation is not. They go on streaky and you have to work with them to look good on. They are very moisturizing though.

I even tried these two colors from Revlon. Nope! The color on the right is called Hazelnut the other one's name excapes me at the moment

So some of my winners are Celebutard by Kat Von D, Siss by mac, and Creampuff by bare escentuals ( not shown ).

call my bluff, Uranus, sis, celebutard

Friday, November 12, 2010

Urban Decay NAKED Palette

2 weeks ago I got an email from Urban Decay stating that they had a few palettes in stock. They were going to start fulfilling their waitlist customers first. If you wanted it you had to respond in 48 hrs or they would move to the next in line. I said, "ok." I was sure I would not ever get one and was trying to convince myself that it was not that special. You can dupe these colors with the 88 / metal mania and neutral palettes from Coastal Scents. The beauty of the palette is that all of the shades work well together, and you have every neutral you need for several different looks. This is my first experience with UD eyeshadows, and I really like them. They are very smooth and blendable. I'm very happy I have this one!

Ok, that's it for me and the NAKED Palette. The long wait is over. On to the next obscession! Gucci Guilty.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Philosophy Love

I have said that I am a philosophy fan. So here is my next installation of philosophy love. I have noticed that my skin is very dehydrated lately. I am still oily, but now I am also dehydrated. This is something new since turning 50. I have really noticed that my skin is changing. I don't have wrinkles yet, so I would like to ward them off as long as possible. I am in love with When hope is not enough  hydrating, exfoliating mask. It was part of a set I got last year. It stayed unopened for much of the year until I noticed my skin was feeling awfully dehydrated. I tried it. I love it!! I was looking to repurchase but I can't find it anymore. Well they removed it from their line because it is loaded with parabens. They have since reformulated it and released it as when hope springs eternal. If you have aging skin that feels like it is lacking moisture, try this. You will barely feel the exfoliating granules. It is very gentle.You will love the scent. Who doesn't love the smell of lavender. It reminds me of the scrubs that are used at the spa!
contains methyl and propyl paraben

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

This was my attempt at a chola look. It kinda' looks like a cross between chola, Aunt Jamima in drag!! I had to cover my eyebrows for this look. I referred to a tutorial by Kandee Johnson and Petrilude for covering the brows. Kandee J also has a tutorial on a chola look. It's really  good stuff.You have to take your time or else you will end up with a gummy mess! Be warned this next picture is truly frightening. And here is Whoopi  G(ha ha )


Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set

                                  Celebutard, Lolita, Cathedral, Underage Red, Hellbent, Rosary 
What a great way to try 6 lipsticks! Beware, these samples are very small, but there is certainly enough to try the lipstick more than a few times. I love sets and kits because you can try a variety of products from a line. This one is all lipstick. The lipsticks are all very pigmented. The lightest shade, Celebutard is the least pigmented and the deepest shade, Rosary the most pigmented. I am very surprised that I like all of these colors. I was afraid of the reds. In the tubes Underage Red looks like a silly color. It is bright, very cool Red. Normally I would not even look at a color like that. It is beautiful on. The other red, Hellbent is a warmer red almost burgundy. There was little difference between the two on my lips. That was surprising because they look so different in the tube. The two mauvey colors are the exact opposite. They look very similar in the tubes, but you can see that Lolita is on the cool side and Cathedral is warmer. They are both very pretty. The darkest shade of the bunch is a great fall color if you plan on doing a dark lip. I generally do not use colors like this. I was still looking for the perfect nude! This is a pretty very pigmented color. It goes on the lips very smoothly. If you are a dark lip fan, try this color. The lightest shade, Celebutard is a bit chalky and I had to put a gloss on top or else it settled int the lines in my lips. My lips are not smooth and the tend to get dry so I have to use a lip balm first or nothing works. Overall I am thrilled with this purchase and plan to get a full size of all of them.

The Reds
Underage Red, Hellbent          Hellbent, Underage Red

Roary ( flash)

Rosary ( natural light )

Friday, October 29, 2010



Yeah! I have a haul. I am excited about everything I received. First up Kat Von D Tattoo chronicles lipstick. It contains 6 sample size lipsticks. These are really small, but they are a great way to try different colors. When I saw these online I liked all the colors and I love them IRL! I will play with these and post pictures soon.
                                          rosary,hellbent,underage red,cathedral,lolita,celebutard

Next up, oh buy the way I got the lipstick and this set from philosophy using my Friends and Family code at Sephora. I have wanted to try this line by philosophy since it came out. I haven't been able to because it's too expensive and I have a lot of stuff from other kits to finish up first. I have a moisturizer and a back up to use before I move on, and tons of other stuff. I'm trying to be good, but it's hard.

This next thing I'm over the moon about. I wanted to get the smash box holiday set of shadows ( not what it's called ) as part of my Friends and Family purchase from Sephora. It has really beautiful colors in it, and it's a good size. I happened to be on the QVC site and saw that Smash Box was offering this mega kit that included all the eyeshadow colors that were in the other set that I wanted from Sephora.........well here it is! 64 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, 3 highlighters, 2 blushes, cream liners, eyebrow wax and eyebrow powder.

And last but not least........ The Naked Palette by Urban Decay. Now let me just state for the record, I was willing to wait until it was available again. I didn't get it when it first came out because I was too slow on the draw. Kandee Johnson blogged about very early on, and said to run out and get this palette, and I didn't believe her, and then we all know what happened. So I was happy with what I recently got....... and I get an email from UD stating that my name was on the wait list and they had a shipment of palettes to send out to people on that list. I had 48hrs to respond. So I have my Naked palette in my hot little hands. I know it's OOOld news. You don't need a picture, but here it is.

And that's it for now. I have a lot of things to keep my busy for some time!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lip Service

My lips get very dry in the winter, complete with peeling and so on. In the summer they are still dry and I have to keep a lip balm of some kind, with me at all times. My lips rebel against matte lipstick. The color settles in the lines in my lips. I can't blame my age for that one. They have always been like that. This year I have wanted to try a lip scrub. I gave The Lip Strip by Laura Geller a try. I figured that they are all the same. The main ingredient being sugar. This one has a peppermint flavor. It kinda' tingles when it's on the lips. I love it!

A little dab will do ya'

Now just rub your lips together a few times and rinse! Ahhhhh i'm ready for lip balm and lip color of some sort.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sephora Friends and Family Code

I'm sure everyone in the US is already aware,but the code for this year is ff2010. I am going to get a couple things. What are you getting? It runs from now until November 3rd. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Benefits Porefessional

This is from the Sephora website:
A PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.What it does:The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply this silky, lightweight balm to achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. you see 'em, now you don't!What else you need to know:Oil-free. Instructions included.

You get .75 oz. for the price of $28. The product is more silky than creamy. It is a really gross beige color. It looks like it has oxidized. Eewwwww. It goes on silky smooth and dries instantly. I used it on top of my Laura Mercier Primer, which I love. The results are minimal. As you can see I have ugly large pores. So maybe I’m asking too much of this product. It does exactly what it says, it will minimize the appearance of pores. It will not make them disappear. If that is what you are looking for, this product will disappoint. I will continue using it, but I won’t repurchase. It wasn’t That special.

Can you see a difference? I used this product on half my face. Can you tell which half?


So, did you choose the correct side. It is very subtle. Nothing life changing, but I can see a small difference.