Thursday, April 10, 2014

EOTD #2 with Sleek Vintage Romance Palette

I purchased this.

I pulled out my Sleek Vintage Romance palette again yesterday. I wanted to try out the gold shades in the palette. I have a feeling I'll be using this palette every day this week!





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Sleek:
  - Love in London on outer corner, blended into crease, and beneath outer lower lash line
  - Lust in L.A. on outer 1/3 of lid, including on top of Love in London, and blended into crease
  - Court in Cannes on middle 1/3 of lid, blended into crease
  - Meet in Madrid on inner 1/3 of lid, blended into crease, around tear duct area and beneath inner 2/3 of lower lash line
Random pressed powder to blend out crease
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline linine upper lashes
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Maybelline So Very Berry Great Lash mascara on top of They're Real! on upper lashes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EOTD with Sleek Vintage Romance Palette

I purchased this. 

I haven't posted much lately. Between catching the Spring Cold from Hell, I've also been busy, busy, busy. I just ticketed flights to go to London and Iceland in a few months. I'm heading to London to see my musical idol, Kate Bush, in concert, which is a dream I never thought I'd live to see since she hasn't toured since 1979. On the way back, I had a layover in Reykjavik, and I've always wanted to see Iceland, so I'm going to stay over for a few days. I am going all my self and am so excited to have time to travel on my own schedule and do what I want when I want. I'll probably end up posting some pictures here even though this isn't a travel blog! But that's still five months away, so for now, let's get back to makeup talk...

I recently picked up the Sleek i-Divine Palette in Vintage Romance. We don't have Sleek in the U.S., although it's probably my favorite drugstore brand. I usually have friends in the UK pick up things and send them to me or purchase on blog sales. However, I bought this one on Amazon. I have a friend who told me that this seller is selling this particular eye shadow palette for $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  I received a shipping notice the day after I purchased the palette online. The package shipped from the UK, so it took about two weeks to arrive. In addition to the friend who told me about that seller, I have another friend who also bought from the same seller, and also had a great experience. It's great to find a reliable, reasonably-priced resource for Sleek! However, you'd better believe when I'm in London this fall, I'm going to hit up the big Superdrug on Oxford Street and buy some Sleek products!

I really love this palette. The colors are beautiful, have a really gorgeous finish, and I love what high quality they are at such a relatively low price point. Today, I opted for a pink and purple look using this palette.





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Sleek Vintage Romance palette:
  - Marry in Monte Carlo on inner 3/4 of lid
  - Bliss in Barcelona on outer 1/3 of lid and outer 1/4 of lower lash line
  - Forever in Florence in crease
  - A Vow in Venice beneath inner 2/3 of lower lash line
  - Pretty in Paris around tear duct area
Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus lining upper lashes
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Chinovi Cosmetics Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

Friday, March 28, 2014

EOTD with Chequered Lily, Darling Girl, and Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I purchased this.
PR samples.

We had professional photos taken at work this week. I wanted a look that had a bit of color, but that was done in a way to look both professional and pretty. The photographer complimented me on my eye makeup, so hopefully that means I succeeded, although I can see now that I should have trimmed my crazy eyebrows first! This is what I ended up with.





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Primer Potion all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue all around eye area
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette:
  - Strange on brow bone
  - Limit to transition between brow bone and crease
  - Nooner in crease
Darling Girl Cosmetics Monster Within on outer 1/3 of lid, blended into crease, and beneath outer 1/3 of lower lash line
Chequered Lily Apothecary Pulsar on inner 2/3 of lid and inner 2/3 of lower lash line
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil on lower waterline
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper lining upper lashes
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Chinovi Cosmetics Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EOTD: Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions, Peppermint Vodka, Wicked, Montlivet, & Sled Puppies

I purchased this.

On Sunday, I had brunch with a friend I hadn't seen in months. We went my favorite place around for brunch, The Huckleberry. If you're ever in the Boulder/Denver area in Colorado, definitely go to The Huckleberry and try their mixed berry crepes.

This is the look I wore on Sunday for brunch. I love wearing colors like this because they really emphasize the blue in my eyes. It looked much prettier in the person, as Rapunzel Had Extensions flashed its duochrome in the sunlight.





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Primer Potion all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue all around eye area
Too Faced White Chocolate on brow bone
Fyrinnae:
  - Montlivet in crease
  - Peppermint Vodka on outer corner, blended into crease
  - Rapunzel Had Extensions on lid and beneath inner 2/3 of lower lash line
  - Wicked to line outer outer 1/2 of upper and lower lash lines
  - Sled Puppies around tear duct area
Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus to tightline upper  lashes
Benefit They’re Real! mascara
Chinovi Cosmetics brow powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn



Sunday, March 23, 2014

EOTD: Bare Minerals Dark Chocolate and Virus Insanity Afterglow

I purchased this.

One of my favorite eyeshadows is Virus Insanity's Afterglow, and I love pairing it with a rich, dark, chocolate brown, and one of my favorite dark chocolate brown colors is Bare Minerals Dark Chocolate, so of course they had to get paired up together!







WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany on outer 1/3 of lid, blended into crease, and outer 1/3 of lower lash line
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Precious Pearl in inner 2/3 of lid, blended into crease, and inner 2/3 of lower lash line
Bare Minerals Dark Chocolate on top of Rich Mahogany
Virus Insanity Afterglow on top of Precious Pearl
Too Faced Salted Caramel to blend out crease
Too Faced White Chocolate on brow bone
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes
Benefit They’re Real! mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown

Friday, March 21, 2014

EOTD: Silk Naturals Dolce, Cozy, Moonstone, and Chiffon

This was a gift.

A while back, a good friend of mine gifted me with about 70 Silk Naturals eye shadows, and I've very slowly been working my way through trying them out. There is absolutely nothing I don't love about Silk Naturals. Everything I've used from them--whether it's eye shadow, lip products, skin care, or hair care--is really excellent product.

I wore this neutral look to work the other day, using four of the eye shadows that I hadn't tested out yet. I'm really in love with Dolce. It's such a nice, shimmery "greige" color.





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Primer Potion all around eye area
Darling Girl Glitter Glue all around eye area
Too Faced White Chocolate on brow bone
Silk Naturals:
  - Cozy on outer corner of lid, blended into crease, and outer 1/3 of lower lash line
  - Dolce on lid
  - Moonstone to blend out crease, and beneath inner 2/3 of lower lash line
  - Chiffon around tear duct area
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Chinovi Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

EOTD: St. Patty's Look with Fyrinnae

I purchased this.

I don't particularly like the color green--green clothes, green makeup, green decor, green anything. I do love green in nature, but that's about it. I'll still wear green eyeshadow sometimes to change things up, but I only wear green clothing once a year, and that's on St. Patrick's Day--the day when everyone is Irish!

This is the green eyeshadow look I wore yesterday. I don't wear green well, so I like to tone it down and warm it up with browns and golds. I had quite a few people tell me that I should wear green more often and that it looks good with my hair color, but I still disagree.






I haven't posted a full-face photo in ages, so I took one yesterday. I like the far-away pictures better--you can't see the mistakes in my eye makeup as clearly!


Did you do anything special to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

WHAT I USED:

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion all around eye area
Darling Girl Glitter Glue all around eye area
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette:
  - White Chocolate on brow bone
  - Salted Caramel as transition between crease and brow bone
Fyrinnae:
  - Sake & Sashimi on outer corner of lid and beneath outer 2/3 of lower lash line
  - Enchanting Otter on lid and beneath inner 1/3 of lower lash line
  - Polar Bear around tear duct area
  - Moon Child to highlight beneath brow bone
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes and on lower waterline
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Chinovi Cosmetics Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

FACE:
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Emerge to correct under eyes
Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream in Light Medium
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Clinique Blush in Matte Bronze and Rich Coral

LIPS:
MAC Strength Lipstick