Monday, November 30, 2009

It's been a while...

Hi guys! I know it's been a while since my last post but I've been super busy. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was good. Mine was...eventful! I went home to Philly to see my family. The food was great and I got a chance to hang out with my family. Gotta love 'em!

Anyway, I'm happily back in DC and getting back into the swing of things after having 4 days off from work. I definitely need to hit the gym after 4 days of soul food :-(

A few weeks ago I went to a 30th birthday party with a friend and decided to try the Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad that I'd picked up. The colors in the quad are perfect for a smokey eye but I would recommend a colored base. I primed my eye with ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer and used an NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Slate as a base. I believe I used ELF Studio Blush in Terra Cotta on my cheeks and a gold glittery Lancome lipgloss on the lips.

I really like the ELF e/s primer. I think it's a great buy for $1.

Let me know what you think about the look.

Till next time...


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Hi guys!! I am back and feeling much better. I am not exactly sure what I had, but I'm definitely glad that its over.

Well, this post is going to be short and sweet...I know I'm a little weird but often when I'm at home playing around with makeup looks I'll do different looks on each eye to see which one I like best. Sooo...which one do you like best?

The eye on your left is a pink & purple look, while the eye on your right is a yellow, orange and brown look. In the second pic you can really see the pink hue on my lid. On the last pic I added a little glitter over the yellow shadow.

Let me know what you think ;-)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Hi all!

I've been under the weather for the past few days. I'm getting it together, so hopefully I'll be back soon with another post. Time for more meds!!!

Til next time...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Face of the Day

Here is a look using L'Oreal HIP Duo in Showy. I'd had this eyeshadow for a while and never used it. I was going out after work and decided to revive this e/s and as soon as I swatched the teal color and saw how pretty it was I used it right away. I quickly threw this eye look together just to see the colors and I loved it! I used both the teal and dark blue colors in the duo as well as a shimmery highlight color above the brow bone and slightly over the teal on my inner corner. A white liner was used on my waterline. I did this in about 5 minutes before I headed out...I even forgot mascara *GASP*!!

Till next time...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things I Want

Hi guys!

As you all know, I am an aspiring MUA and have recently started trying to get a kit together. Okay, maybe I'm just thinking about starting a kit (hehe!).

I've got my eye on a kit from which is a site for professional makeup artists featuring professional makeup products. The kit that I want features a 10 piece brush set, foundation, concealer and e/s palettes, loose powder palettes, a lip palette, mascara, several lip & eyeliners, makeup remover, brush cleaner, and several disposable wands.

This seems perfect...except that it is $399.99 without the traincase and $470 with the non rolling traincase. All things considered, I know that this is not an outrageous price for the amount of products included...BUT DAYUM! I guess I'll have to save up my coins for that one...

What's in your kit? Any helpful tips? Let me know.

Till next time...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MAC Mischief Makers Holiday Collection

MAC has a new Holiday collection set to launch on 11/5/2009. This collection includes sets of 4 mini lip and 4 mini pigment assortments for $29.50 a pop. View details:

Mini Lipglass/Lustreglass

Sexy Shenanigans/Soft

  • Elle White pink with pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Poetic License Coral rose (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Cruise Control Pastel pink with white pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Ensign Peachy pink with white and gold pearlized pigments (Lustreglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Morning Glory Pale pearlized pink (Lustreglass) (Permanent)

Frisky Business/Bright

  • Silly Girl Pastel peach with multi-coloured pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Totally It Sheer bright pink with pink pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Beaute Bright coral with pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Pinkarat Soft-toned pink with gold pearl (Lustreglass) (Permanent)

Models Misbehaving/Deep
    • Pinkular Bronzed copper (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
    • Magnetique Frosted violet fuchsia (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
    • Gitane Burnt red orange with pearlized pigments (Lipglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
    • Angelwing Deep plum with golden pearlized pigments (Lustreglass) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
    • Instant Gold Lustre-shined light neutral gold (Lustreglass) (Permanent)

Mini Pigments/Glitter

Haute High Jinks/Warm

  • Jardin Aires Tan with gold pearlized pigments (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Rushmetal Rich copper sparkle (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Copperized Olive green with gold pearl (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Museum Bronze Rich taupe with gold pearlized pigments (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Reflects Gold Gold glitter (Glitter) (Permanent)

Cool Capers/Cool

  • Kitschmas Light airy shimmering pink/mauve pearl (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Fuchsia Bright fuchsia with pink pearll (Pigment) (Permanent) (Repromote)
  • Grape Deep purple (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Deep Blue Green Rich, deep bluish green (Pigment) (PRO) (Permanent)
  • Reflects Transparent Teal Micro-fine teal glitter (Glitter) (PRO) (Permanent)


  • Naked Fleshy beige with golden copper pearl (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Sunnydaze Soft apricot-taupe with silver pearlized pigments (Pigment) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Chocolate Brown Shimmering chocolate copper/bronze (Pigment) (PRO) (Permanent)
  • Dark Soul Charcoal black smoked with gold (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Reflects Antique Gold Antique gold glitter (Glitter) (PRO) (Permanent)