Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sponge Tip Applicators ONLY!

Emily Noel recently posted a challenge to do an eye makeup look using only sponge tip applicators. I decided to go with something altogether bright and vulgar. Isn't it lovely?

The most difficult part of this challenge was blending the colors together.

Colors used.

I finally uploaded a new youtube video!

Friday, March 20, 2009

NOTD: Friday March 20 2009

I haven't bought ANY makeup since December. Crazy, right? Yes. It's okay. I still have plenty to get me by. But, I decided to buy some nail polish this week. I just got paid, and I had worked a little extra, so I had a couple extra bucks. Kevin had to go to Wal-Mart for something, so I went along and spent the whole time in the polish aisle oooh-ing over everything. I got some rad colors, but here is one for now.

I saw this nail polish HAD TO HAVE IT. It is pure silver glitter. Rather fine glitter, too. It's by Pure Ice, a brand I have come to love. They are $2 at Wal-Mart. I don't know where else it is carried.

At three coats, you can still see the tips a bit, but at four coats, it's pretty darn opaque. Pic heavy because I love this polish that much!

3 coats, sunlight
3 coats, fluorescent lights, with flash
3 coats, fluorescent light, no flash
4 coats, sunlight
4 coats, fluorescent light, no flash
4 coats, in the shade, no flash
4 coats, sunlight

Driving with these things is a hazard! They are so distracting. And they catch the light really well. And by catch the light, I mean throw the sunbeams into your eyes and blind you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NOTD and FOTD: Tuesday March 17 2009 ST. PATRICK's DAY!

Are you ready for a St. Patrick's Day FOTD and NOTD????

Eye products

Dab on a very thin layer of the ELF cream shadow on to lids (I did the chartreuse in the inner 1/2, bronze outer 1/2). Using Coastal Scents 78-pc-palette, select the green labeled "1" and apply that to whole lid. Next, take bronzy color labeled "2" and apply to outer corner and a little ways into the crease. That pale champagne-y color "3" is for highlight. Apply to brow bone. Next, I applied the brown to the outer 1/2 of lower lash line and the green to the inner 3/4. Green liner to waterline, I used NYC waterproof in Teal. So, not quite green, but best I got. Curl your lashes and apply mascara of choice. Since these were more earthy colors, I used CG Lash Blast in Black/brown. A little more natural color. Oh, I also applied some black shadow "4" to my brows after grooming to color them in some. I don't do that everyday, but I had the CS palette out, so I thought, why not.

Some face and lip products:

That whitish lipstick is actually a primer.
I used the Avon Blush in Earthen Rose for contour.

Now for the nails! Take the following ingredients:

And MIX!
3/4 SH Emerald City 1/4 SH Gunmetal. Add 3 drops each of a white and a black creme (I used Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener and Maybelline Onyx Rush). Next, I added a bit of NYX Crystal Glitter and NYX Pink Pearl. Add just a little NP remover to thin it out if necessary.

Now, that's what I did. You probably don't want to. Because if you're smarter than me, you'll realize that a glitter in an opaque polish will look dumb. It looks fairly reptilian. Hmm. That's what I'll call this. "Reptilian." Cool.

With Flash

W/o flashHoly crap! Look at all the green! Anyway, it was fun. :-)

More pix from Mondays NOTD

Sooo, I tried to get some better pix of Monday's NOTD.

I was sad for you because you didn't get to see the awesomeness of my glittery blue nails. So, I tried taking some more. These are all w/o flash:

Monday, March 16, 2009

NOTD: Monday March 16 2009

For this NOTD, all I really did was add WnW Wild Orchid over my existing nail color (Claire's Rocker Blue). This is two coats of Wild Orchid, a glittery purple. The photos don't pick up the glitter that well. My nails look like the night sky or something. Except a little brighter. It looks pretty cool.

FOTD: Sunday March 15 2009

Products used:
Covergirl Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder in Classic Beige
Avon True Color Blush in Earthen Rose
Estee Lauder All Day Lipstick in Starlit Pink
ELF Plumping Lip Glaze in Ruby Kiss
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black
ELF Brightening Eye Color in Drama (only sparkly black)
Jesse's Girl Color My World Shadow in Volcanic

Very simple. I swirled a fluffy brush through the JG Volcanic and swept it all over my lid. Turned into a lovely iridescent pink! (forgive the brows). Then I lined my lower lash with the sparkly black shadow from ELF Drama

Applied the Estee Lauder lipstick and then used the red side of the ELF gloss. WOWZA! Talk about bright!
Then, of course, I camwhored.

Eye Primer

I don't own Urban Decay Primer Potion or Two-Faced Shadow Insurance. It's a bit to pricey for me right now. I use Mary Kary Signature Eye Primer. Sometimes I use a cream shadow. Well, on Saturday night, I used both. How did it hold up? This is after 8 hours.

Open eye:

I see some minor creasing.

Not as good at UDPP or TFSI, but good enough for now.

What do I think? If you can afford it, get those pricey primers, because they work amazingly well, however, this is after 8 hours! I think that MK did pretty well for herself, for the price. (I got it on e-bay for $5.)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

NOTD: Saturday March 14 2009

For the manicure today, I picked blue, because it is the boyfriend's favorite color and it was his birthday.

Okay, the pic says "Rocker Blue by Icing" but it is really by Claire's. Po-tay-to Po-tah-to. Same thing

Align CenterWithout flash
With flash

(Also, he thought it was a really cool color.)