Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blog Awards!

Hello! I have a little bit of a collection of blog awards I haven't had the chance to talk about yet! So, I decided it's time to thank the wonderful, amazing bloggers that gave me these awards. I really do appreciate them :)

First up is from the lovely Marla (marlaandmakeup)!

Top 10
The rules of the award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their blog within the post.
2. Put the award logo in your blog.
3. List your top 10 products in cosmetics/beauty/health.
4. Choose 5 bloggers to do the same.

Hand & body cream: I have very dry skin! SO, something that helps me with my hands is putting on Mary Kay's Extra Emollient Night Cream. It's meant for very dry skin and it's pretty greasy. But my hands are the better for it!
Foundation: Cover FX Natural FX
Mascara: I try to use different mascaras. One of my favorites though is Sephora's Advanced Lash Booster. I would LOVE to try Benefit's They're Real!
Makeup remover: The only remover I've used is the one you get from Sephora that's blue.
Makeup primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nail polish brand:OPI
Lipstick: Right now I just tried out Revlon's Lip Butters. I'm really liking Peach Parfait.
Body Wash: Anything that's from Philosophy!
Perfume: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Lip balm: Jack Black Lip Balm

Next is from Steffani (madmakeuplove) and Aracely (iridescentmakeup)!

Versatile Blogger Award
Here Are The Rules:
You must thank the person who gave you the award, including a shout out with a link back to their blog.
Share 7 random facts about yourself.
Send the award to other bloggers whose blogs you love and let them know about it.

Seven Random Facts About Me:
1. I love color coding things. I have to have a matching binder and notebook for each class!
2. I used to have to be coerced in to putting makeup on when I was younger.
3. I am a vegetarian! Six years this year!
4. Ever since I read the Hunger Games, I'm determined to try out archery.
5. I really don't like reality television.
6. I love copy editing! I love reading, so it's something I want to do with my life.
7. I am a very corny person. My boyfriend loves to point this out to me all the time.

The next one is from Kori (awkwardpandamusings)!

Kreativ Blogger Award
Rules for People I Award, if they choose to do it:

1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.

2. Complete the form below/answer the questions.

3. Award ten other bloggers, and let them know.

4. Share seven random thoughts about yourself.

The form..
1. What is your favorite song? Everybody Talks by Neon Trees
2. Name your favorite deserts. Cheesecake. Apple Pie. Lemon Meringue.
3. What ticks you off? Really ignorant people.
4. When I'm upset I? Vent about it to my boyfriend and family.
5. Whats your favorite pet? Dogs.
6. Black or white? Black.
7. Biggest fear? My biggest fear has always honestly been something bad happening to my animals. But that's happened. So... same thing. (I totally am a Debbie Downer with that response. Sorry!)
8. Everyday attitude? I try to be optimistic about the day!
9. What is perfection? I literally rewrote this answer so many times. It's hard to define something that isn't really there.
10. Guilty pleasure? Makeup...

Now, seven random thoughts about myself:
Already listed seven. :)

And last, but so very far from least, is from Phlox and Azure (EyeGraffiti)!
Blog Award Backlog
1. Thank the person you received the award from.
2. Say seven random things about yourself.
3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers.

I would have gone through and made seven extra facts for the previous section and this section, except it was so dang hard to come up with the first seven random facts!!

Thank you ladies so much! :)

This may sound unorthodox but hear me out! I think the idea of awarding blog awards to bloggers is great. It's an awesome experience to get one. But I'm not one to single out certain blogs from others, especially when some blogs have been around for a long time and others are just starting. So, I would like to offer any of these awards to anybody! Anyone who's interested in answering a few questions or figuring out seven facts about yourself, just let me know and I'll put your blog on my post!
I hope everyone is having a great week! :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dare To Be Sapphire

Hey! It took me a while to post this look because I couldn't find the cord to the camera to upload the pictures!! Still haven't found the cord yet, but I used the card from the camera, so that worked out.. Anyways, before I did this look I had this crazy swatching mood I was in and started grabbing a bunch of different liners and testing out Sugarpill's Royal Sugar and Magpie on all of them. The colors I liked the most from the turnout was Royal Sugar on Urban Decay's Electric and Magpie on Urban Decay's Binge. Super pretty! So, I felt like working with those colors. When I went to In-N-Out with my boyfriend later that night, the guy who rang up our order was like "Wow! I've never seen eyeshadow that bright before!"
Oh, yeah. Sugarpill rocks.
I hope you guys have had a great weekend!
Have you ever tried an eye shadow on top of an eye liner to change the color?

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Electric (Lid, Lower Lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Binge (Crease)
Sugarpill Chromalust in Royal Sugar (Lid, Lower Lashline)
Sugarpill Chromalust in Magpie (Crease)
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow in Tako (Highlight)
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow In Dollipop (On eyebrows from an experiment before I did this look!)
Sugarpill Chromalust in Lumi (Highlight)
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Nyx (Highlight)
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Oil Slick
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crimson Darkness

Hello!! Sorry for the delay, I've had school on the mind as of late. I had been thinking about Asylum again and wanted to pair it up with black. So, I started looking for ideas and I came across this interesting wallpaper. Kind of made me realize that all I need is the black and red, so not too much inspiration is from the pic other than the colors, but I thought it looked interesting enough anyways :D I hope you guys have a great week. I already have my next look in mind, so it should be up pretty soon!

See? Kind of cool. :)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Glitter Glue
Tarte for True Blood Eye Shadow Palette in Legend, Immortal, V, and The Light
Sugarpill Chromalust in Asylum
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Roach
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Hello everybody! I hope you survived Valentine's Day! My boyfriend took me ice skating and then we went to lunch. He had gotten me the white talking dog from Hallmark that sings or says anything that has to do with "I love you." It was the absolute perfect gift for me, because the year before he got me a talking dog as well. I love them both sooo much. What's funny is the one before, I named Kahlua. Then this one I named Malibu. Any stuffed animal he gets me will be named from alcohol. Alcoholic Stuffed Animals. I don't even like hard alcohol- I just thought it would be funny.
Anyways, it was my friend's 21st birthday last weekend and her favorite color is light green. So, I wanted to make it obvious the look was for her and tried using all the light greens in my BH palette. The name "Limeade" sounded perfect, but when I looked up a pic of Limeade, it didn't really look like that. Though, it did look quite refreshing!! So, I put it up anyways. :)

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
BH 120 Cosmetics Palette, 2nd Edition; various greens
Sephora Advanced Lash Booster Mascara

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Hellllo! Sorry I haven't posted very much. This was the first week of this semester at my college for me, so I wanted to focus on getting a schedule together with school and working out. I have working out figured out too!! I'm doing the P90X program my dad had gotten me back in high school. I have started and stopped it so many times because of reasons that just made it difficult for me to work out at the time. NOW it will happen no more!! I'm sticking with it. Especially because after the legs and back work out I just did... I couldn't walk for two days. My calves wouldn't allow my heel to hit the ground. I am not going through that pain again!! Which is why I have to stick with it.
OK, to the point of the post. Here's a look that I kept thinking about because of the Hunger Games. I am sooooo excited for the movie to come out. I read the books as fast as I could on my kindle. Anyways, the "girl on fire" slogan made me really miss playing with Sugarpill's Asylum. So, I made a quick look inspired a bit by fire and this beautiful flower I found! It's a Zantedeschia. Crazy name, right? I hope you guys like it!!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Glitter Glue
Rock and Republic Eye Shadow in Fuel and Scorch
Sugarpill Chromalust in Asylum
Tarte True Blood Eye Shadow Palette "The Light"
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Stila Forever Your Curl

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lemon Meringue

Please vote for me!! I was browsing for blogs when I came across this contest on mycosmeticsbag for a makeup look inspired by a dessert! I was coming up with ideas with my mom and she said she could totally see a look for lemon meringue. I thought it was perfect because lemon meringue is also my boyfriend's favorite pie. (It's nice when there's more than one reason to do a look) :D They announced the five finalists today and I'm one of them!!! I would so appreciate it if you guys would like the look for me on facebook! This is the first time I've ever entered into a contest, I am more than ecstatic that I'm one of the finalists!
All you have to do is click on this link and then like it (underneath the products!)

Thank you guys so much!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
LA Splash Sealer/Base
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and Yellow
Inglot AMC 60
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Moonshine
Sugarpill Pressed Powder in Tako
LA Splash Glitter in Gaudy
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Oil Slick
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd Edition (Toasted Brown Color)
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Evening Showers

Hey guys!!! I reached 100 followers!! This is AWESOME!!! I am super excited. It's something I wasn't sure could ever happen, but a month later and a 100 followers- very motivating!! I couldn't thank all of you enough. You guys are wonderful. :D To show my excitement, I bring you another look- and it's glittery! On a day where it's rainy, glitter never fails to put a smile on my face. Only problem is that I was in a rush when taking the pictures (going to dinner with my family) so all the pictures I took of my closed eye came out blurry :( Sorry guys.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
LA Splash Sealer/Base
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (Base) and Black Bean (Waterline)
Rock & Republic Eye Shadow in Brink (Lid), Emerge (Lower Lash Line), and Fiend (Crease)
Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadow in Tako (Brow Highlight)
Sugarpill Chromalust in Lumi (Over Tako)
Nyx Candy Glitter Liner in Silver (Lid)
Nyx Glitter On The Go in Disco Ball (Inner Corner)
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Oil Slick
Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara
Cover FX Natural FX
Too Faced La Vie en Rose
Sephora Lip Gloss in Hot Miami Reflex (forgot to add to my pic strip)