Saturday, December 27, 2008

FOTD: Saturday Dec 27

Today is the Saturday after Christmas. Went shopping with my mom today to get in on some of the after Christmas Deals. I also used some of my Christmas prezzies (on which I'll do a collective haul when I get back to school). The powder and mascara are Avon. It's the mistake proof mascara. I like the mascara very much, but not so much on the eraser part. The shadow is a palette from Ulta. I'll talk about that later, too, in another post. With swatches and such. The gloss is Maybelline and the concealer is ELF, as usual.

I used the second pair of shadows in the palette and the beige from the first pair as a highlighter. It's all rather sheer, but good texture

Sorry about the mascara mess!

Oooh, I love this gloss. Isn't it lovely!!

LOVE this picture.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

FOTD: Wednesday Dec 24

My Christmas Eve FOTD. I only wore clear mascara today, like yesterday. I wanted to give my lashes a break. Also, to let you all know, I've been trying out Ardell Lash and Brow growth Accelerator lately. I'll do a post on it when I get back to school.

Anyway, products used:

The eyes: I put the color on very lightly, I didn't want a very dark eye today

See the naked lashes

Note on the lips: the color in the stick looks red, but it's really a dark pink, I think. I put it on over concealer then blotted and it came out as a lighter pink. Very natural looking for my lips actually; just a dash pinker.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FOTD: Tuesday Dec 23

Today I do not have any close up photos of my eyes or lips or anything. The only full face shots I have were taken that night. Because today... the baby goats were born!!!! So the photos I have of my self are of me holding one of the kids. But I decided to do a FOTD anyway

Normal face stuff. Like I said in my last post, I'm trying to go with minimal coverage and see how it works out. It's still working here. (Not for long!!)
ELF Concealer (tone 2) ELF Blush (Glow) WNW Illuminating Powder (Catwalk Pink) Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (Translucent Medium I think)

Eye products: I just got this HiP Duo from my sis. Can I say that I love the HiP shadows? I do I do. Anyway, this how the shadow was done today: Pink all over lids, define crease with the blue, highlight brow bone and inner corner with the Physician's Formula (cameo). I only used clear mascara today. I also used the brow gel side on my eyebrows. The look so much better when they're groomed.

Now for lips: why is concealer in this photo? Well, I've been experimenting with putting concealer on my lips before I put on lipstick to see how it changes the color. Largely, I like it. That's what I did here. Concealer, then lipstick, then gloss. That's a NYX lipstick in Georgia and ELF gloss in Angel.

Now, these are the only pix I have of myself from today. See the sweet goat! Awww. His name is Boba Fett. Hehehe. We had to feed him for the first day but after that, him mom fed him and he was OK. Anyway, my face is a bit shiny and I'm surprised I have any lip color left on at all, but that's probably thanks to the concealer holding it on. All the gloss is gone. The eyes still look good though.

Monday, December 22, 2008

FOTD: Monday Dec 22

This is a pretty pic heavy post, more so than usual. I have pics of all the makeup I used, then pics of my face, then pics of my face outdoors, because it was finally sunny and I wanted to show what I look like in REAL light. Then pics of my hair for today. Because I thought it looked cool.

First I'll show the hair. Isn't the color great??? (Blue Mayhem by Special Effects) I put my hair in a ponytail and braided it. Then I pinned it up in a bun. Results:

Now for the makeup photos:
Let's start with the face. I was trying to go with more minimal coverage today, so I just used ELF concealer where necessary and then followed with Rimmel Stay Matte powder all over.

I really can't do this everyday. I have some FOTDs for days that I did it and I really shouldn't have. Those are days when I don't put up full face photos. :-)

Next on the face, I used Wet'n'Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink. The dark half for contouring and the bright half for highlighting. Sometimes I just swirl them together and brush it all over my cheeks. Anyway, then I topped it with ELF blush in Glow. My favorite of the ELF blushes. I went rather light on both of these products

Now for the eyes. It was a simple eye day. I swept Prestige eyeshadow in Love (pink) all over the lids and then highlighted with the Physician's Formula Highlighter (the cameo pendant) on the brow bone and inner corner. I lined my lashline (upper and lower) with a silver Wet'n'Wild pencil. Lastly, a sweep of the Jane mascara on my upper and lower lashes (only one quick sweep on the lower lashes. I don't like putting too much mascara there on a normal day).

Lippie time:
Again, very simple. I put Rimmel Volume Booster Primer all over my lips and followed with Cover Girl Wet Slicks Fruit Sprizter in Stawberry. I love how my lips looks. Hit of color and hint of shimmer.

Now for full face photos! My skin was in quite a good mood today, I am pleased to say.

Looking fresh faced and natural today!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

FOTD: Sunday Dec 21 2008

Didn't do anything much today, put everyday is better with a li'l powder and paint. :-)

Products used:

Look at those lashes! OMG! Don't you love Lash Blast?
If you haven't tried it, go get it now.
Lipstick: Lorac Lipstick in June

Friday, December 19, 2008


So here is basically the greatest mani I've ever done: The Guitar Hero Manicure. (Tim: I bought the green and yellow nail polishes just for you!!!)

These first two colors are so so so sheer. I put four coats for each one. I was disappointed, to say the least. Especially since the other polishes I have from Icing are super pigmented. The other colors are two coats each.

Note: don't you think these Icing polish bottles look a bit like China Glaze bottles? I don't own any CG, so I can't be sure.

FOTD: Friday Dec 19 2008

This is the FOTD I did for my parent's Christmas party. I used ELF eyeshadow in Silver Lining.

Products Used:

Let me tell you, I am loving this Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo powder. This is in CatWalk Pink. Ahh, and I love that Maybelline Lipstick, but, it is sadly discontinued.

Sadly, no photo of the mascara, so I don't remember which one I used. :-(

To get this bright pink lipstick to look baby pink, I blended concealer onto my lips and let it dry before putting the lipstick on.

I have to say, I particularly like this eye look here.