Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snow Bunny Look

Well the weather decided to turn seasonally appropriate on Thanksgiving night, and now everything has a fresh white blanket of snow. I love snow (at the beginning of winter at least) so I thought I'd do a snow inspired look for you guys. I also wanted to try out Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy as a glitter glue... because glitter happens. Lol enjoy!

I started out by concealing under my eyes and applying a even layer of BB cream all over my face. And then big shocker here–– I applied primer all over my eye. After that I put a white base all over my lids and then toped it with matte white eyeshadow for ultra white lids. Then with a medium grey eyeshadow I gently blended into the crease and pulled it out slightly following the natural line of my eye into a small soft wing. 

Taking a sticky base for glitter I carefully patted it starting just after the grey through the center of my lids. Then I took holo style cosmetic glitter and and pressed it on to the sticky base with my finger. I went under my eyes with a fan brush to get rid of fallout glitter. Then I lined my lower waterline with white eyeliner. After that I took a little more of the grey from earlier and softly brought it in about halfway under my eyes with a smudge brush, following the same line from earlier. Then I defined my brows and applied black mascara to my upper lashes.

The skin I wanted to keep fairly pale but flushed and healthy looking. So I took a natural looking bright pink blush and brushed it on my apples and up. Then I highlighted variously places on my face lightly to give a little glow. I finished it off with a light peachy lipgloss.

Products Used:
Eyes:  Urban Decay Primer Potion, Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk (as base), Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mushroom, Fryinnae Pixie Epoxy, Random Cosmetic Glitter, Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk (as liner), Nyx Brow Powder in Red, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof Black Mascara.

Face: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light, Holika Holika petit clearing BB cream, Tarina Tarantino Doll Skin Blush in Parasol, theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer.

Lips: Nyx Megashine Lipgloss in Nude Peach.

Hope you enjoyed the look! Whats your favorite part of winter?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monthly Favorites: Sep/Oct 2012

Alright so its the eleventh... of november.... normally I aim for the first.... fail.... and this is more of fall favorites post because I spaced doing september's. So much incompetence lol.

#1 BBW Dark Kiss Shower Gel. Mmmm its so yummy smelling last fall I practically lived in the Dark Kiss lotion but this year I'm slowing down so I don't burn out on it. To me it smells like an sexy woman wearing a oriental perfume baking pie. Its very very sweet, but its also warm with a hint of musk. And the sweetness grows on you.

#2 MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow. I'm loving this warm light bronzy color on my lids for fall. Its one of my go to lid shades in the morning if I'm sort on time or uninspired. I often wear this on the lid with a white shimmery highlight just in the corner and a darker brown in the crease. Good times.

#3 MAC Rich Ground Fluidline. Another staple for quick morning looks, its a creamy reddish bronze gel eyeliner. It good for just a little color, or definition when you dont want something as harsh as black.

#4 Opi Deutsch You Want Me Baby? Nail Polish. Ha ha the names from the German collection are great, but I didn't just buy it for the name. This nail polish is a stunning  metallic orange that I've been wearing all the time lately. Like every other nail color. Very very pretty.

#5 Holika Holika Petit Clearing BB Cream. You guys have heard me talk about this before, but after wearing almost everyday for a month this is definitely an October favorite.

#6 Kenra Color Maintenance Shampoo. A friend of my family's works for Kenra so sometimes I get presents! (Brief little ad, my hair is Kenra hair dye too.) But I've really been loving this one, its kept my color really well. and thats hard with reds. Its perfect for me because my hair is dyed, but not dry or damaged. In fact my hair is fairly oily and so far this has been the best for controlling oil while keeping my color. Also it smells like real fresh raspberries, yum!

#7 Darling Girl Liquid Luxe Kiss Lipgloss in Fenix. Love this lipgloss! Its neutral without being boring, I love it for work! Also my boyfriend doesn't mind it because its so smooth and non-sticky for a lipgloss. I'm definitely buying more soon.

#8 Urban Decay Smoked Palette. I felt like this deserved a mention because I've used it sooo much the past two months. Truly lovely palette, and I think the price is easily justified.

#9 Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Why this is called a lotion is beyond me. But this is currently my favorite spot treatment for ance. I just dot it on before I got to bed and it helps heal the zit. Magic! XD

#10 Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof Black Mascara. I've been loving this lately. My all time favorite macara is Full n' Soft because its sooo fool proof. I could put it on in my sleep. But this is a little more dramatic, which my sad little lashes could definitely use.

And my non beauty related favorite of the month.... Pomegranates! I adore pomegranates, I'm so glad they're back in season.

Friday, November 9, 2012


I want to preface this post with a statement, I suck! I've been so bad about blogging lately and it really bothers me. I do hauls very often because I simply don't have the money to get enough stuff to be worth sharing. But I went shopping the other day as part of a much needed day off, and got a reasonable amount of stuff to show you guys. It was pretty great. I got so many new festive winter things, and I even got to be a model at Sephora. =)

I didn't get a ton of stuff at Sephora, but I did get some Tarina Tarantino makeup at a great price. Sephora isn't going to keep carrying them (which is sad) so they're on crazy sale right now, go snap up anything you've had your eye on! 
  • I got Tarina Tarantina Dollskin Blush in Parasol; it's is the most beautiful warm pink color! I keep trying it on all my friends and haven't found one it doesn't look good on.
  • I also got a Tarina Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in Dreamy. It comes with five beautiful eyeshadows: a bright metallic copper (my fav), a warm white frost eyeshadow, a golden nude eyeshadow also frosty, a warm chocolate brown satin, and a dark blackened brown with gold and copper shimmer. All the eyeshadows are smooth and pigmented, I'm in love with the copper color it looks to pretty with my hair. The packaging is also very cute. Each palette is a different color that coordinates with the shadows inside, this one is warm brown. But they have this beautiful opalescent rainbow finish, its so shiny its actually causing a glare in the picture.
  • And just as a fun treat a got a Philosophy Lip Shine in Cinnamon Buns. It smells sooo great very true to the name. This one is clear with lots of light gold shimmer, and it gives off a super glossy shine. Its a little on the sticky side, but not enough to bother me. It does make me want to devour my lips though...
Just got Blacktrack. 'Nuff said.

Bath and Body Works
  • Mmm winter candle time. I got White Barn No. 1 Nutmeg and Spice. I love BBWs' candles and this one was my favorite from their winter/ christmas collection this year. BBW's website says it smells like 'toasty spiced caramel and nutmeg'. I'd describe it as buttercream and nutmeg. Its sweet, spicy, and delicious. I got the small ten dollar kind, which is on sale for five right now, always nice
  • I also got a PocketBac hand sanitizer. This is actually why I went to BBWs the candle just sort of happened. I always have one of these in my purse, and I had just ran out of my lavender one. I got Red Apple Ruby, which smells sort of like apple cider with lots of caramel added. I like it, but the scents a bit strong. You might want to pass if strong scents bother you.
Possibly my favorite store ever. Got some yummy christmas goodies!
  •  First off we have my all time Lush christmas favorite, Cinders Bath Bomb. Its sooo good. Its smells like magical spiced apple cider and has poprock style candies on top that crackle in the bath like a fire. This the first of many cinders bath bombs for me this year...
  • Then we have the Golden Wonder bath bomb. Its so cute! This bath bomb looks like a present and even jingles when you shake it! And it carries a old favorite Lush scent, snowshowers. Its supposed to remind you of mimosas on christmas morning. It smells amazing I highly recommend it. 
  • I also got the So White Bath Bomb. On the outside it looks like a perfect cartoon snowball, but on the side its bright pink! It was inspired by a traditional Indian end of winter festival called Holi where people throw bright colored paper. It smells like fresh apples, almost good enough to eat!
  • Finally the new Lush love of my life, Twilight Shower Gel! It smells like sweet lavender and tonka. Did I mention its also purple and sparkly? The only downside is that its limited edition for the holidays. =(
I hope you enjoyed my little haul! I'll post again soon I promise! xoxo A.