Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MAC Eye Look - Teal/Green

Here's just a random eye look that I liked one day.

This was done using Teal Appeal and Shock Factor from MAC. These shadows were okay, I definitely needed a sticky base. Teal Appeal was a lot better than Shock Factor.

I also used my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper - my main bitch.

I believe the inner corner is one of the loose duo chromes from Make Up Geek. Sugar Rush, I think? Or it could have been a Make Up For Ever pigment but ya know, whatever. Sugarpill's Lumi would be the best one for this though! But it's still in storage.

Also, I think I used Urban Decay's Mars Eyeliner on the bottom lash line. Anastasia Darkside Waterproof Eye Pencil to tightline.

I have to laugh, the picture using flash just goes to show how hairy my brows actually are, even though I am convinced my brow hairs are invisible. Plus glittery fallout! Which I don't mind, personally.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

July/August 2016 Empties!

Holy late post, but I wanted to get this up before the end of September ;]

I don't think I'll go as in depth with these empties as I like to, just skim over what's worth it or what sucked.

Lots of masks! The Avocado Sheet Mask from Sephora is AMAZING. That sample of Dior Dream Skin? Awful. That Tatcha sample of the Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel was insanely good. I got a few uses out of the sample but after the first use, I ordered a bottle of it right away. That Jack Black Sun Guard is hands down the best sunscreen I've ever used and I've only been able to find it online! Already ordered another bottle. It lasted forever, like, a weekend in Vegas passed around between me, Sean and my cousin. Smells amazing, doesn't feel greasy as shit, SO GOOD. GO GET SOME. Also, The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water convinced me that Bioderma is my shit, followed by Simple. This one just burned my eyeballs. 

Loved that little sample of Buttercup Shampoo from Fortune Cookie Soap. Love my Overtone Vibrant Purple Conditioner. Not a fan of the Joico hair care.... Trying to use up the rest of what I have. Also I got those L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil Shampoo & Conditioner from an Influenster. I don't know that I'll buy these but they were actually really nice! 

That Method Rebecca Atwood Hand Soap in Herb Garden was nice, smelled a little like basil & weed, but it was alright. The Shiseido Facial Cottons are amazing. Dial Soap from when I got a new tattoo! Pure Seduction perfume from Victoria's Secret. Not my favorite but a good, safe fragrance for me. And Systane Eye Drops. Unsure why I put them in my empties but hey, they're great. 

Lots of candles! Definitely was getting in the Fall mood early. Bath & Body Works will forever get my moneys with peach scents, like Georgia Peach & the Golden Peach Sparkle Wallflower. Obviously I love Pumpkin Apple & Pumpkin Fireside [SO GOOD]. Vampire Blood was a nice scent, cute packaging! Voluspa Saijo Persimmon is my favorite scent ever, which I can NEVER find except for online, but it smells 100% exactly like the Volcano candles Anthropologie sells. So I will never run out. The Voluspa ones burn better than Volcano in my opinion though. And up at the top there is a candle in the scent Black Flame Candle from Macabre Scents on Etsy! IT SMELLED SO GOOD. I want to order more of them. 

More Fortune Cookie Soap products! Polyjuice Potion is my favorite scent of theirs, so I used up a Sugar Scrub. They had a Finding Nemo themed box and the Jelly Man Jelly Soap was so fun, smelled almost like Polyjuice Potion [fruity, a little tropical] and the color of the jelly was SO cool! A couple of Witch Baby Soap Bath Bombs that correspond with the full moons. Don't Rain On My Parade Shower Gel from Lush was nice. Blueberry & violet in scent, but I did get a little sick of it toward the end. And a wonderful Blue Cornmeal & Sea Salt Body Scrub from Growing Blue Flowers. One of the best body scrubs I've ever used! It's nice because it's super scrubby, unscented so you can customize it if you want oils or anything and I felt like it lasted a long time because it's not a wet scrub. It's dry and I would mix it with body wash or body oil. Also this company is a local one so I love supporting the woman that runs it and creates these products! [Her natural Bug Repellent Spray is amazing.]

Was definitely impressed with the makeup I used up lately. Obviously I loved the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I scraped that bottle for sure! I used Shade 2. The Wet n Wild Setting Spray is actually amazing. And for that price? Hell yeah. That sample of the Hourglass Ambient Primer in Mood Light was nice! I may buy a full size. Maybelline Lash Sensational is one of my favorite mascaras ever. Finally used up my Dior Lash Maximizer, loved it. Also was super impressed with this Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray. Smelled awesome, felt great, will repurchase. Super pissed off at that MAC Eyeliner.... it dried up and was so hard to use, so I'm just getting rid of it [aka hoarding it incase I can Back 2 MAC it, anyone know?]

Anywho, what did you use up lately?
I'll be back with my September empties in no time. ;]

Growing Blue Flowers
Macabre Scents

Monday, August 29, 2016

No. 100 - Kat Von D Serpentina Palette Look

Cheers to 100 posts and to a new post in general!

Again - I suck at uploading.

I went on a no buy but my exceptions are always Kat Von D products [cheating, I know, but I need her products] so I squealed when I saw this palette on Instagram.

I ordered it and am still a little iffy on it but so far two shades have been used more than the others. Queen and Hieroglyph are gorgeous as hell and so this look is showcasing them. Mostly Hieroglyph but I chucked Queen on the outer corner for some dimension. Also used Thunderstruck in the inner corner and on my brow bone, which I use almost everyday.

This is a pretty KVD heavy face as well. I used my favorites also so the product list is this:

The Serpentina Palette
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow
Shade & Light Blush in Piaf & Poe [I know these got pulled but I LOVE MINE]
Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck [mine is shattered, still works amazingly well]
Tattoo Liner in Trooper [my LE packaging one is still going strong]
Lightning Liner in Ludwig

Natural Light

And for the whole look, although I realize you can't see the blush well. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Moving Makeup Essentials

Hello there - I just thought I'd make up a quick post about my favorite products that got me through basically our first month here at the apartment after moving.

Now, yes, I have been here for almost 2 months now, but most of my makeup is still in storage or hardly used because of the craziness that was graduation.

I do have products added to my everyday clutter, but this is the barebones of it all, minus primers.

Because I forgot them.

Let's start with the face! Oh and please excuse my awful swatches. All done in natural light.

First off, I had been living off of these Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers.... basically, concealer on crack. I could use these as eyelid primers and concealer. I have SX02 and SX03. So, winter and summer shades. HA. I love these as they are going to probably outlive me and there's something in the ingredients that dries up my blemishes fairly fast.

Next are my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. I use this to set my under eye area and brighten what needs it. Along with my Ambient Lighting Palette, where I use Dim Light as a sort of bronzer [no joke - THAT pale.] and Incandescent Light which is a great subtle highlighter, brow bone highlight and inner corner highlight. I don't even touch the darkest shade, which I will probably pass along to my beautiful [and darker toned] bestie as I can see this would be amazingly gorgeous on her.

I've been loving the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Not too matte, but not luminous, I'm in shade 02 Fair. I'd definitely repurchase once I run out. Honestly, this is even a little too light for me now that summer is here, which is a huge shocker as I'm usually the lightest shade in every range. I like to set it with the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder.

OOOh and then we have my Shiro Cosmetics Cheekbones Contouring Powder in Burn the Heart Out of You. IT'S SO PRETTY. I know loose powders can be a little bitch at times, but I love working this powder into the cap and softly carving out my cheeks. Most days, I can just get away with this as a blush as well since it's so rosy toned.

I got this Frat Boy blush from The Balm a while ago in a Birch Box I believe, and holy shit it's still going strong. I wear it nearly everyday and still no pan. It's a gorgeous color though that would look good on anyone.

Now for lips and brows!
These lipsticks were impulse buys and they're alright. Maybelline Sensational Lipstick in 705 Blushing Bud, 655 Daringly Nude, 235 Warm Me Up. I usually just like to mix two or even all 3 together to create a custom shade that's easy to wear and wears off well.

And a new product for me because my ABH Brow Wiz bit the dust right after move in, and right after I successfully finished both brows[!!!], is the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe. Very much comparable and a decent color. And my trusty ol' Urban Decay Brow Tamer in Clear.

Wee! Eyes, my favorite.

This Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara is insane. So good. Like Better Than Sex good. Also I had picked up these MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liners in Squid and Black Walnut. Very nice and surprisingly I think I like Black Walnut  more than Squid, which is super duper black.

Also my faves from Kat Von D, her Shade & Light Eye Palette, Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck [which broke again, but I'm just using it as is now.... working fine!] and my ride or die Tattoo Liner in Trooper. In the LE packaging. Thunderstruck is the best inner eye highlight ever.

Tattoo Liner, MAC Squid, MAC Black Walnut, Thunderstruck

So that was it, that's what kept me decent looking during the move. =]

Monday, June 13, 2016

New Chapters...


I'm [almost] a college graduate!!!!

Although I am done with classes, I don't graduate until Friday and I have 2 shows for my portfolio on Thursday. But does this feel great or what?!

Just thought I'd pop on... seriously hoping to get back to the blog after Friday.

But today I picked up the new Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette. The Modern Renaissance palette.. and it's amazing and you need it.

And Jeffree Star's Rose Matter liquid lipstick is bomb as well.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April 2016 Empties!

Well, Sean and I are moved into our new apartment. Nothing is really put away though. Haha, we are both pretty good and procrastinating.

These are my April empties...

You'll have to excuse the quality and mess in the photos.. took these with my phone as we were packing crap up.

Body stuff! I tried this Hempz Sugar Scrub. It was okay. It smelled super yummy but sugar scrubs aren't my favorite. I used this jar up super fast because I love really scrubbing my skin good. Once again, I have an empty Ocean Salt Scrub from Lush. It's one of my favorites. Also from Lush, this African Paradise Body Conditioner. I like these types of in shower moisturizers more in the winter time but I just wanted to use this up. I think I liked this scent better than the rose scented one. 

Next up, this wallflower from Bath & Body Works... I can't remember what scent it is. But it was okay. This photo just reminds me I have to go find my wallflower soon. I like having a little night light in the bathroom! Also from B&BW, this Sparkling Pear Riesling candle. UGH it smelled SO GOOD. I wanted to drink it. I love scents that are like peach or pear.

I'm pretty much done with this Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Nail Polish. It was a nice top coat but it took for fucking ever to dry. I also tried the liquid Dew The Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. I actually thought it looked pretty decent on me! I just used it around my hair line and to give my cheeks a tiny bit of color and I may just buy it this summer. Not surprising, but I finished an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. I've already repurchased it. 

As usual, I used up an Urban Decay B6 Complexion Spray... I always say I'm gonna try to go without it once I use it up to see if it makes a difference, but I am using up a travel size and have a full size on the way. It's just so habitual that I just love it. Next is this bottle of Bioderma. I love this stuff. I should have saved the bottle, and am now kicking myself because I didn't save it. If I can ever find the same bottle, I'll keep it. It was a nice pump. I finished off this Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner. It took me a while because I love my Rodan + Fields system. I didn't find this did anything miraculous for my skin. And finally, The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. I. did. not. like. this. AT ALL. This took me a long time to use up as well, because it just wasn't my favorite. I hated that I had to technically cleanse my face after using this. The one I'm using now, I don't have to if I don't want to. 

Also, sorry for the orientation of this. Since going purple, I've been trying out different purple shampoos and conditioners and what not. This Joico Color Balance Conditioner in Purple was okay. Same with the Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo. I may go back to Ulta to see what else they have, BUT now I live within walking distance to a Sally's. I found this brand called Overtone on Instagram and decided to try it out. I got this Vibrant Purple Weekly Treatment and a matching Conditioner in the travel size [I also have a full size conditioner]. The conditioner is okay, I'm still gonna use it to see how I like it but I may repurchase the Weekly Treatment. 
HOWEVER.... this whole fucking tub barely was enough for me to use on my whole head. I suppose I should have had damp hair when I applied it but it gave me a good boost of color. Maybe next time I will take a before and after picture. I'm just trying to make it until the beginning of June to re-color. So, yes on a repurchase, but hell no for a weekly treatment. haha
I used up this John Frieda Color Glaze in Clear. I still like this stuff, I remember using it in high school when I had brunette and red hair. Back when they actually made the glaze for redheads... And also this Bumble & Bumble Bb Straight Blow Dry Cream. I've had this deluxe sample size for a while because I only really use it when I have kinks from my pony tail in my hair already and just want to blow dry them out and smooth down my frizz. I may have another sample but if not, I'm going to purchase the full size. 

Again, apologies for the orientation of this photo. I used a Polyjuice Potion Bath Bomb from Fortune Cookie Soap. SO GOOD. My favorite scent from them. More Cotton Rounds from Walgreens. Always repurchased. And Precision Tip Q-tips. My faves!

Even a few days into the new place, I have my May [WHAT] empties going. How is the year nearly halfway over already??? 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Graduation is hard.

Guys... it's only the end of week 2 of school and I want to crawl into a hole forever.

Why the fuck am I moving in the middle of my last quarter of school?!


new work: