Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mani's!

One of my fav nail polish blogs, Nail Juice, is holding a contest! It's a chocolatey sweet contest, and here are my entries.


OPI Princessess Rule and Alpine Snow


China Glaze For Audrey, Tree Hugger, and Strawberry Fields

China Glaze Strawberry Fields, and Konad Special Polish Blue, Green, and White


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Glamour Doll Eyes Review and Swatches

I ordered two sample sets from Glamour Doll Eyes. I ordered the Power Outage set, and the glitter set. I absolutely love these glitters. They are so fine, they are great for making your own glitter liner, and they are sooo bright. The shadows not so much. It's a cool idea, it's a bunch of matte black shadow with different colored glitter in each, but the glitter doesn't really show up, and the shadow is streaky, chunky, and hard to blend. I think it's just the collection I chose tho, because I have seen this brand used plenty of times on youtube, and it looks awesome, which is why I was so excited to try it out. I had a very negative experience with this company tho. I placed my order on Dec. 9th, and didn't recieve my stuff until Dec 31st. When my package got here, all the makeup (all 16 jars) were thrown into a plain mailer with no bubble wrap or protective wrapping of any kind. Two of my jars leaked product. The jars lids are held on by a piece of tape, which tore up my manicure trying to peel off. It looks as tho my jars that leaked were cracked. The owner however, gave me a refund for the two cracked jars, and then sent me a gift certificate to return. At first I wasn't planning on ordering again, but I'm pretty excited to give it another try, as I was looking forward to the shadows, and I picked a collection I can't really work with. The first pic is with flash, the second is without. The glitters are swatched over UDPP, and the shadows are over NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean.


Left to Right: Fierce, Circus, Glowstick, Cashed Out!, Techno, Rave, Dizzy, Pink Cadillac, Hollywood, (Pink Cadillac over a purple base)

Left to Right: Fierce is red glitter, Circus is orange glitter, Glowstick is a neon green glitter the color of glow in the dark, Cashed Out! is money green glitter, Techno is light blue glitter, Rave is a meduim purple glitter, Dizzy is a medium pink glitter, Pink Cadillac is a pink/blue/purple duochrome glitter, and Hollywood is rainbowy silver like MAC reflects 3D.
Left to Right: Graffiti, Galaxy, Ladies Night, Monster Mash, Urban Trash, Leather & Lace, UFO
Left to Right: Graffiti is black with green glitter, Galaxy is black with purple glitter, Ladies Night is black with blue glitter, Monster Mash is black with orange, yellow, and green glitter, Urban Trash is matte black, Leather & Lace is black with pink glitter, and UFO is black with holograph (silver rainbow) glitter.






High Voltage Cosmetics Swatches

Here are the swatches I did of my High Voltage cosmetics. The first pic is without flash, the second is with flash. The first set are on bare skin, the second set are over NYX jumbo pencil Milk. These minerals are smooth, highly pigmented, easily blended, and inexspensive. Shipping time is very quick, I recieved my products within a week of ordering. The only bummer is the site used to promise samples with orders, and I have ordered three times, and never recieved samples. I like samples because I sometimes end up with colors I wouldn't have chosen (either because I didn't think I would like it, or the pic didn't do it justice) that I might end up loving. That is how I found my fav Calypso Minerals color-as a sample! I highly recommend this company! www.highvoltagecosmetics.com

Left to Right: Cocktail Party, Cupid's Arrow, Fairy Blood, Iron Butterfly, Mean Streak, Pixie Dust, Roadie, Pirate, Rule Breaker, Wild Angels.


The above swatches are the colors I bought my sis for Christmas. The ones below are all colors I own, so some are doubles, as I ordered some of my favs for my sis!





Left to Right: I'm With the Band, Totally Rad, Prince Charming, Unplugged, Secrets & Lies, Midnite Desire, Love Drunk, Frost Bite, Cocktail Party, Roadie, Poisioned Apple, Pirate, VIP, Star Breaker, Hi-Fi, Paradise City, Fairy Blood











Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calypso Minerals











For this look I used Calypso Minerals in Blossom, Breaking Down, Whatever, and Fantasia

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

L.J. Smith Series: Night World: Poppy
















Products Used
UDPP
UD Brow Beater in Brown Betty
Calypso Minerals Bandana, Lolita, Tango, and Twilight
Hard Candy Fringe palette for highlight
UD Liquid Liner Zero
Maybelline Lash Blast in Black
Revlon Age Defying liquid foundation

Thursday, September 17, 2009

L.J. Smith Series: Raksha Keller











UD Primer Potion
UD Brow Beater (Brown Betty)
UD Electric 24/7 Liner
Splash Mineral Shadow in Conchshell
Dark Brown from Bella Pierre Pandera Loose Powder Stack
UD Envy 24/7 Liner
Cover Girl Black Liner
Hard Candy Fringe (highlight)



L.J. Smith Series: The Vampire Diaries







Eyes
UDPP
Urban Decay Brow Beater (Brown Betty)
MAC Sea&Sky
Loreal HIP in Showy
Coastal Scents 88 Palette - Dark Matte Purple
Blue Trucco Shade
Hard Candy Fringe (highlight)
Cover Girl Black Pencil Liner
Maybelline Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara
Face
Revlon Ageless Liquid in Ivory
Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder in Ivory
Lips
Chapstick- in the black wrapper

Alice in Wonderland

This look was inspired by xsparkage's Alice look. It's a shimmery bright blue and gold look.









Golden Satin, Hard Candy Sonic, Hard Candy Suede, Calypso Minerals Indie, MAC Sea & Sky










Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Smoked Teal







Seawater







Contest Entry: A-Team
















This was a look I did for xsparkage's contest based on fav childhood tv shows. I chose the A-Team, and did red and black for the cool ass van, with gold for Mr. T's chains. Man, I loved Mr. T. I used MAC and Calypso Minerals for this look.

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Scorpions: Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years Inspired Look






















This look was inspired by the cover art on one of the best albums ever compiled: Scorpions Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years. I used UDPP, and Urban Decay Lust smudged all over my lower lid. I used Calypso Minerals rainbow stack purple on my lower lid, and my TC2 orange pigment in my crease and halfway up to my browbone. I used Coastal Scents matte palette bright blue in the corner.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Little Lavender











For this I used the white purple duochrome in my Hard Candy Techno quad, along with Calypso Minerals Twilight on my lower lid. I then used a combo of Calypso Minerals and my Coastal Scents matte palette for the colors on my upper lid and crease. Black eyeliner and mascara of course.