Friday, April 30, 2010

MAC Pret A Papier Swatches : Peachy Goodness

I got a few things from Pret A Papier. I was set on skipping this collection until I saw swatches on Karla Sugar's Arm. I love neutrals and peaches, so I agonized for a couple days over what to order. I think I did well in not ordering any dupes of things I already own. The blush and lipstick are my absolute favorite! I will be wearing these a lot this summer. On to my pictures :



Instant Chic is a Sheertone blush, so it is very light and buildable. It is a beautiful coral without too much pink and without any shimmer.




I have mixed feelings about Gazette Grey. It is a unique brownish grey with golden shimmer. It tends to be a bit sheer, but I have yet to test it over a base.



Dressmaker, Dressmaker is a everything I wanted a light peach to be! Very pigmented and smooth, this is a perfect balance between coral and nude.



Coral Crepe is a melon colored base with a slight sheen. It will be interesting to try this with purples and golds.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Hussy FOTD

Okay, not me looking like a Hussy (or maybe so), but the name of my new blush! I will have to write a review and take pictures, I am loving Illamasqua Hussy.





FACE
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
BB Concealer Warm Ivory
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Nanogold all over
MAC Humid in outer lid and crease
MAC Juxt in center of lid
MAC Golders Green Pigment on inner crease and lid
MAC Almost Noir Pearlglide on lower lash line
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out Black WP

CHEEKS
Illamasqua Hussy

LIPS
MAC Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In Love with Chanel In Love!

It's always good when a long time want does not disappoint! I recently got Chanel In Love Joues Contrast Blush. I had lusted over it for awhile, and it delivers! Nice peachy glow just in time for Spring :)



FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
BB Concealer Warm Ivory
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Naked Pigment
BB Chocolate Shimmer Ink
L'Oreal Lash Out Black WP

CHEEKS
Chanel In Love JC

LIPS
MAC Lollipop Loving
Chanel Bikini Peach Glossimer

Random Pictures From My Phone.....

Most of the pictures on my phone are of the weather. Here is a scary one from near our house. It didn't turn into anything.



Hai.



On the way to Target. Should we go back home?



Sweet deals at Myrtle Beach Walmart!



Nice double rainbow :



Great advice from another driver. By the way, I generally try to run stop signs without my kids in the car.



Elmo sighting?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Clinique Iced Lotus FOTD

Clinique is often overlooked, but I have some real favorites from this brand. It will always have a special place in my heart as the makeup I first stole from my Mom's cabinet (sorry Mom).





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
BB Concealer Warm Ivory
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Dazzelight in inner corner
MAC Satin Taupe all over
MAC Magnetic Fields in outer corner
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out Black WP

CHEEKS
Clinique Iced Lotus

LIPS
Chanel Legende

Chanel Mademoiselle FOTD

I am glad Mademoiselle has not disappointed. Here is a look from last week :


FACE
MUFE HD Primer
NARS Sheer Glow
NARS Loose Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

EYES
UDPP
MAC Club
MAC Fresh Approach
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
MAC Blushbaby

LIPS
Chanel Mademoiselle

Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Chanel in the Hizzy

After my recent Chanel order with a sample of Cambon Rouge Coco, it was quite evident that I needed this lipstick. I got a card with a nice offer too- now through April 30th you get free shipping and a mini Legende Rouge Coco with any order over $85 on Chanel.com (0310rougecoco). I can do that..... In Love Joues Contrast Blush has been on my wish list for quite some time, and I loved swatches I saw of Bikini Peach Glossimer.

What's this?


Check out the mini shopping bag my "free" Rouge Coco came in! I also got two "free" samples - a mini mascara and the four samples of Rouge Coco. I put free in quotes because I am sure that somewhere in the outrageously priced makeup you see, I paid for these samples. But nice anyway :)


In Love, Bikini Peach, Cambon, Legende :


Here are my closest comparisons. I was worried Deep Throat would be close, but it is much pinker in real life. Fleurry is frostier and lighter. Cantaloupe is definitely not even close.


These turned out terrible, but you can see Cambon is an intense pinky red. Cyndi is very sheer, but along the same tones. Girl About Town is a fuschia. Legende is thrown in there since I have nothing similar to this cool toned rose.


Here are the closest colors I have to Bikini Peach. Frankly Fresh and VGV are much more brown. I am happy to report that I have nothing quite similar to Bikini Peach.


And my sister Naomi will like this picture. I just have on a light dusting of In Love and the glossimer :


"That is correct"

It Only Takes Thirty Minutes To Bring Out My Natural Beauty

A recent challenge on the FOTD Board was called "the power of makeup". I was a little late to the game, but here are my before and after photos.

Nothing :


Foundation and Brows :


Everything :


FACE
MUFE HD Primer
NARS Sheer Glow + Revlon Photoready
MAC Prep + Prime
BB Corrector
BB Concealer
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

EYES
UDPP
MAC Naked Lunch
MAC French Grey
MAC Smut
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
MAC Blushbaby
BB Maui Bronzer

LIPS
Chanel Mademoiselle

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tips and Toes

I was lusting after swatches of new spring polishes recently, so I decided to head to my handy dandy stash of nail polish. NARS Versailles is a frosty golden polish. I thought I might have something similar. OPI Kiss The Bride is a peachy champagne that is similar enough to fill the want.


And toes ahead warning! I have loved the pictures of Chanel Nouvelle Vague. It is similar to China Glaze For Audrey which I already own. I added a shimmery top coat for fun.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bronze FOTD

It has been a tough week for the family. We lost a newborn baby calf on Monday (yes my husband keeps cows). Then yesterday our dog was hit by a car and killed. Zoey was our two year old German Shepherd, and she will be greatly missed.

On to some makeup :




FACE
MUFE HD Primer
NARS Sheer Glow + Revlon Photoready
MAC Prep + Primer Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

EYES
MAC Below Ground Greasepaint
UD Maui Wowie
UD Smog
UD Zero
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
BB Maui Illuminating Bronzer

LIPS
UD Timothy Pocket Rocket Gloss

And I took pictures of everything I used today. Try to ignore the ugly carpet, but it is where I sit every day when I do my makeup.

Face things including Sephora mirror :


The color :


And my fun makeup bag :

I Love Eyeliner

I really love crazy winged eyeliner. I have worn liner since I was about fifteen, and I feel naked without my wing. Here are some inspiration pictures I plan on copying in the near future.

Very Rock Star :


This woman scares me quite frankly, but I love her makeup :


This makes me want some red glasses and freckles :

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sleek Storm and Bohemian Palettes: Swatches and Review

I am happy I was finally able to try Sleek palettes! I have heard a lot about them, but they were only available in the UK. Now Sleek has a website and they ship to the US. I got the classic Storm palette and new Bohemian palette.

Check out the cute packaging :


Out of the plastic box :


Closeup of Bohemian colors :



Closeup of Storm colors :



Overall I am very pleased with these palettes. They offer a nice range of neutral and fun colors for a great price! The Sleek website has them for $10 a piece. The colors are smooth, vibrant and pigmented with the exception of one or two from each palette. A bit of fallout when blending, but great quality shadows. Try a couple if you are in the mood for a new look!