Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hi, guys. First off, I'm sorry. I haven't been nearly as active and up on my posting as I should have been, and I'm sorry for that. I've decided to take a break from blogging for an undetermined period of time. I'm not nearly as enthusiastic about it as I want to be, and it's come to seem like more of a chore than something I want to do. I don't want it to be that way. This blog started out as a hobby, and that's how I want to keep it. Additionally, the school year is kicking into full gear and I want to focus on that. I love each and every one of you, and every comment I get means so much to me. Thank you so much for actually enjoying what I write. I'm going to miss you all. Hopefully I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FOTD ft. Wet N Wild

I wanted to try to use more drugstore products on my eyes this time, since I feel like I end up using too much high end stuff. I love my Wet N Wild products, so I did this eye look using mostly Wet N Wild products! Let me know if you guys want to see more looks using only drugstore products, or more looks using only/mostly one brand!

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone left half Eyelid shade (inner 1/3 of lid)
Wet N Wild Fauna Eyelid shade (middle 1/3 of lid)
Wet N Wild Fauna Crease shade (outer 1/3 of lid)
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone left half Browbone shade (inner corner)
Inglot Pearl 409 (outer 1/3 of crease)
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
YBF Automatic Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe

MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 7
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation in Blush Medium
MAC Fleet Fast
Benefit Hoola
theBalm Mary Lou-manizer
theBalm Sexy Mama Powder

MAC Bombshell

Hope you guys liked this, I haven't done a more colorful look for a while!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dramatic Bright EOTD/FOTD

I decided to go with a more dramatic look, since I usually either do neutrals or simple bright looks. And, they're higher quailty images than I used to post because they're taken with my new camera (ahhhh)! Enjoy!

Azade Emerald Stone (allover lid)
Urban Decay Naked2 Blackout (in outer 2/3 of crease, brought down to outer corner)
Urban Decay Naked2 Snakebite (in inner 1/3 of crease and under where Blackout was placed)
Urban Decay Naked2 Busted (lower lashline)
Urban Decay Naked2 Bootycall (inner corner & browbone)
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
YBF Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe

MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 7
Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Foundation
Wet N Wild Pearlescent Pink Blush (from LE Fauna set)
Benefit Hoola
theBalm Sexy Mama Pressed Powder

Inglot 145 Lipstick

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First OOTD!

Yeah, I'm actually going to show you guys an outfit of the day. WHOA. I just really like this shirt and wanted to show you guys! Summer's ending soon (school starts tomorrow), and this top isn't really suited for winter, so I wanted to post this before summer ends.

Top: Forever 21
Undershirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Lucky Brand

Thursday, August 23, 2012

FOTD with Ombre Lips!

I've always wanted to try the ombre lips trend, so I did it! It didn't really turn out how I imagined, but I'm still pleased with the result; it's very subtle, although the lip itself is quite dramatic. I paired it with a really neutral eye.

Maybelline Browntones Eyeshadow Duo (right shade allover lid)
Inglot AMC Shine 27 (inner 1/3 of lid and inner corner)
YBF Automatic Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara

MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 7
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation in Blush Medium
theBalm Hot Mama Blush
Benefit Hoola
theBalm Sexy Mama Powder

Maybelline Red Revival (on outer lipline)
MAC Viva Glam Nicki (inner lips)

I have to say, I am in LOVE with my new camera. Cue awkward mirror selfie...

Anyway, what do you guys think of the ombre lips trend?  Would you ever wear it out of the house?

Monday, August 20, 2012

NOTD and my attempt at a gradient nail!

It's the last week or so of summer for me, my school starts on the 28th! So, I decided to use the nail polish I received in my Glam bag as it's the first neon nail polish I own, and I decided to also try a gradient nail as an accent, since I love the effect and  I've seen them on many other blogs (I followed The Nailasaurus' tutorial, which was fantastic). I was going to do a ring finger accent, but long story short I didn't.
I used Circus by Andreas' Choice nail polish in Ringmaster for all of my nails except my middle nail. For the gradient, I used Zoya Pandora as the base and Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Pacific Blue for the tip color. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Emerald Stone My Heart: Review and Swatch of Azade Eyeshadow in Emerald Stone

This is going to be a bit of a mean post for anyone who lives in the US. This is an eyeshadow I picked up while in Greece about a year ago, and I'm not sure how someone in the US would go about procuring this shade. So I apologize in advance, but I just love this eyeshadow so much I wanted to tell those who would have access to it about it. This eyeshadow is from a brand called Azade. It's not the brand they have called Maquilllage, it's the brand Azade. I have no idea why this is so. Anyway, this particular shade is called Emerald Stone, and it's beautiful.

I find the packaging on this to be a bit cheapy, but that's fine since it keeps costs down - I think this was around 5€. Plastic, but it doesn't seem like it would break easily. The lid snaps shut. This eyeshadow is a bright turquoise that has an almost-duochrome effect of green and blue. It reminds me of the ocean. It's shimmery, but not glittery. It's pretty well pigmented. Here's swatches:
One layer

Two layers

The formula of this eyeshadow is super smooth, and it applies really easily. It won't crease under eyeshadow primer, but it will without in a couple hours (although I have unusually oily lids, even with UDPP I sometimes get creasing). And the fading on this eyeshadow throughout the day, even without primer, is seriously nonexistent. It's still just as vibrant and fun at the end of the day as it was at the beginning.

Overall, I love this eyeshadow! I only use it on my lower lashline normally since it's quite bright, and I want to conserve it as I have no way of repurchasing when this runs out. The formula and color are just fabulous. I really am sorry for raving about this eyeshadow and having no way for you to purchase it. >.< But I just had to share my love for this eyeshadow!

Rating: 5/5

I am still in Peru, I deeply apologize for the lack of posts in the past month (I was at debate camp for most of July and part of August, then I went straight to Peru after camp ended). This is the first time I have accessed a computer since August 3, my last post was written from my phone. Anyway, once I'm home, I have tons of posts to write and trip pictures to share with you!
Oh, and I have some REALLY exciting news. It was my birthday on July 30, and I got an SLR (the Canon Rebel T3). I was like fkjlsdfjklsdfjs. I can't even express my excitement...what this means for you guys is improved picture quality and shots that are more true to color. I love taking pictures, and it'll be amazing to finally do it with a decent camera (I usually use a point-and-shoot). I'm just sooooo excited and I hope you are all having great Tuesdays!
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