Saturday, March 31, 2012

TAG: Get To Know Me!

Hey Everyone!
So I was tagged by Vee from Glamour Doll Eyes  to do the get to know me tag! I have never done a tag before so here it goes and here are the rules for the tag!

The Rules
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.
6. You legitimately have to tag.

Get To Know Me!:
1. When it comes to school work I am a little too much of a highlighter freak and highlight everything!
2. My favorite colors are teal, blue, and black
3. When I eat I can never mix foods together and have to eat everything separetely
4. My favorite food is pizza
5. My favorite makeup brand that sells loose shadows/pigments is Glamour Doll Eyes
6. In real life I can't really wear lipstick daily it drives me crazy!
7. I have 6 tattoos
8. My hair is naturally straight and dark brown
9. I didn't get into/start wearing makeup until I was 22!
10. I am into photography and want to take a class once I am finished with my degree program!
11. I own a horse and have been riding since I was 8 years old

Vee's Questions:
1. What's your favorite eye shadow? Inglot #372
2. Do you have siblings? What are their names? Yes I have a brother, his name is Sam
3. What is your favorite song? Believe from Disturbed
4. What is your favorite animal? Horse
5. What is one item you just can't get to work for you?
6. What is one trend you just couldn't stand?
High waist pants/skirts
7. What is your favorite TV show? NCIS (even though I rarely watch tv haha)
8. If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be? Italy, specifically Rome
9. What is your favorite nail polish? Hmmm this is tough, probably Essie Go Overboard
10. Have you ever been to a concert? What was your favorite? Yes, many! My favorite was the second time I saw Disturbed back in 2008
11. What day is your birthday!? August 1st

I tag:
A Brilliant Brunette
Lauren Luke
Rustic Comform
Glitter Obsession
Rawr Makeup
Posh Beauty Blogger

My Questions To You!:
1. What is your dream job?
2. How old were you when you started really getting into makeup?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite perfume?
5. Is your hair naturally straight, curly, wavy, etc...?
6. Do you color your hair?
7. What genre of music do you listen to?
8. Which is your favorite season?
9. What do you consider your style to be?
10. Did your parents let you wear makeup when you were younger?
11. Who is your favorite beauty guru/blogger?

Nude 'tude Glam Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!!!
Sorry that I have been so MIA lately... The past two weeks have been torture at school with exams and papers due so I haven't had much time to even be on the internet let alone upload. But FINALLY I am able to upload a look that I did using my Nude 'tude palette from theBalm! I absolutely love this palette and definitely plan to do more tutorials using it! I am normally not a huge neutrals fan but this palette is amazing and I love how easy these shadows are to work with and they are a great blend of deep and dark colors and some brighter ones as well. I do plan to do a little swatch fest for you guys and a review so stay tuned! I hope you all enjoy this look!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation 150 Buff Chamois
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer
theBalm Frat Boy Blush

theBalm Nude 'tude Palette Shadows: Sleek, Sexy, Selfish, Standoffish, & Sassy
MAC Brule
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Inglot Gel Liner #77 Black
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express mascara in Black
Brows- Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

Illamasqua Lipsticks in Kontrol & Resist

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Twisted Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!
  So I decided to come up with this look using my favorite Glamour Doll Eyes shadow, Fiji Mermaid! Since summer is coming up soon, I figured this would be a great look to do. It's fun yet very dramatic! I hope you all enjoy it!

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Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff Chamois
MAC Blush in Blush Baby
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Vanilla Pigment
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlight Concealer in Ivory

GDE Fiji Mermaid
Sugarpill Tako & Lumi
Inglot: #350. #352, #63 AMC
UD 24/7 Liner in Zero & Electric
Stila Smudge Stick in Stingray
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Blackest Black
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Brows- Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

Wet n' Wild Lipstick in 903C

Friday, March 16, 2012

My First Ever Nail Water Marbling Attempt

Hey Everyone!

  I hope you all had a great week! I know I am glad it is finally Friday! So I have been wanting to try out water marbling on my nails for a while now and I decided today would be the day. I just wanted to walk you through my experience with it and let you know my thoughts! I will have pictures below of how my nails turned out!

 The polishes that I ended up using were: Nail Lacquer #24 Vikini Green as my base color and for marbling, Nail Lacquer #33 Neon Green, China Glaze Jolly Holly, and Essie Pretty Edgy. I found that these polishes were great to work with while doing the marbling and they spread in the water very well so I was able to do about three drops of each color. I made sure to use room temperature filtered (Dasani) water, not tap water, and I just put the water into a clear dixie cup. Taping my fingers up around my nails was not the easiest thing in the world to do but well worth the lack of a mess haha!

Once I started to make the patterns and dip in my nails, I made sure to keep my fingers submerged in the water and I blew on the water to make the polish dry so I could clean it up with a tooth pick before taking my fingers out of the cup. When using the tooth pick, I swirled it around in the remaining polish to pick up the extra that wasn't on my nails. As you can see on my thumb, if you miss some of the nail polish that's in the cup, it will stick on to your nail when you take it out. I did dunk two nails in at a time, with the exception of my thumbs, but next time I may try just doing one at a time so I can get better patterns, as you can see on my pinky finger, it didn't come out with a pattern. Other than that the cleanup is extremely easy because the tape catches most of the excess polish. The polishes I used dried fairly quickly after I took my nails out of the water, which was a plus because I am quite impatient when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry haha!

Overall I really liked trying this technique out and I will definitely do it again! Water marbling takes a lot of practice and I was actually surprised I was somewhat successful on my first attempt! Let me know if any of you have tried out water marbling and any tips you may have! I hope you all have a great weekend and if you celebrate it, St. Patrick's Day!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bows and Curtseys GDE Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!
  Just a quick blog post but I wanted to let you know about Bows and Curtseys giveaway that she has going on her website! She is giving away TEN full size Glamour Doll Eyes shadows, which are some of my favorite loose pigments to use! Definitely check it out here: I hope you win if you enter!!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shamrocks & Gold Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!
   Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I figured I would jump on the band wagon and do a festive look for you guys! I love a green and gold combo and this look is perfect for any parties that you may be attending! I hope you all enjoy it!!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation 150 Buff Chamois
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Mocha Blush
MAC Vanilla Pigment for highlight
Brows-Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

MAC Painterly PaintPot
Sugarpill Loose Shadows: Goldilux, Junebug, & Tipsy
GDE Overslept
MAC: Plumage & Humid
Inglot: #350 matte, #24 AMC Shine
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
MAC Eye Kohl in Tarnish
Stila Smudgestick in Stingray
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Blackest Black
Ardell Demi Wispies lashes

MAC Shy Girl
Sugarpill Goldilux Loose Shadow

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sapphire Burst Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!
  So I decided to play around with some vibrant colors and this is the look that I came up with! I am really loving cut crease looks lately and I am so happy with the way that this one came out! I really hope you all enjoy it!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation 150 Buff Chamois
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Springsheen Blush
MAC Vanilla pigment

Inglot Shadows: #366 matte, #340 matte, #364 matte, AMC #63
MAC Brule
Sugarpill Flamepoint & Buttercupcake
Inglot #77 Gel Liner Black
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Maybelline Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Black
Eylure Lashes #202

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again