Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shinigami and Sugar Skulls. Period

Evening lovers.

It's that special time of month that us wonderful women go through and right now, I could give two shits about anything. LMAO

So, I played in makeup today.

And this is what happened.


Sparkles cause the "O" face!

Monday, November 29, 2010

!Swatch Spam! Come and GET Some!

Holy freaking awesome mail dayz Zombies!

I recently placed and small order from Shiro Cosmetics (my first) and from Fyrinnae (just to pick up some colors I've been leeming) and received them recently. Thought I'd swatch them all for you.


NYX on Hautelook!!

Oh my goodness Zombies!



NYX is back on Hautelook today! You can get 6 jumbo eyeshadow pencils (I personally never use makeup without them) for $14.40! Holy toledo! I'm also eyeballing the super cool pencil sets that they have listed!

GO GO GO!

CLICK ME for my invitation link!






Sunday, November 28, 2010

Drum Roll Please! Face Candy Couture Winner!

Happy Sunday Zombies!

I know, I know, I was going to post the winner of the Face Candy Couture giveaway on Friday, but my Mom was in town and the weekend got away from me. Better late than NEVER, right?

So without furture ado:

I had 39 usable entries for the giveaway. Because I'm feeling really generous, I gave everyone at least 2 chances, unless you had more. (obviously.) And used random.org to pick the winner.


















Wheeee congrats liquoredonlacquer.

Her 4 picks were:
Imagine, Chill, Sweet Innocence and June Bug!

I will be sending an email now, asking for your mailing address!

Thank you everyone for the great giveaway!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

*Day After Turkey Day LOTD! Featuring Shiro Cosmetics*

Hello Zombies!

I don't know about you, but I'm glad Thanksgiving is over and done with. I love the day, love the food, but hate the anticlimactic feel when it's all said and done. And then of course now everyone's gung ho for Christmas.

Today I received my very first order from Shiro Cosmetics. I'd never gotten around to purchasing from them, because I've had so much on my plate and there are so many companies out there. I placed a small order and in 2 days, I received it. HOLY CRAP! And once swatched, I was madly.in.love.

So, I had to quickly do a look with 4 of the 5 colors I received ( Everything is Bears, Meowth, Team Rocket, and Lance the Dragon Trainer.) I also got 4 samples with an incredible amount of product! Hellz yeah!



MORE AFTER THE CUT!

TGI Black Friday! SALES!

Good morning Zombies!

Unless you live in a cave, you might already know that today is Black Friday and on Black Friday there are tons of fun sales out there! Especially for us makeup junkies!

Here are some of the sales I suggest you hit!

Morgana Cryptoria! Spend $50.00 and your cart will reset to $25.00. That's pretty freaking amazing. I picked u some awesome full sizes that I've always wanted to try.

Hi-Fi Cosmetics! Use code OMGBF40 to get 40% off your order! This sales goes until 11/29/2010.  Espcially check out the new "Speak for Yourself" and "Holiday 2010" collections!

Evil Shades is having a buy 2 get 1 free sale. Be sure to list your "free" item in the order notes.

High Voltage Cosmetics is offering 30% off your entire order! Unitl 11/27/2010

NYX Cosmetics is having a 50% off Thanksgiving Bonanza! Get your jumbo eyeshadow pencils while you can! Until 11/29/2010.

Cherry Culture is offering 20% off their entire site! Use code TG20. Until 11/28/2010!

Urban Decay is offering assorted products for $6.00! Such as the Big Fatty Colored Mascara and their matte single eyeshadow!

OneHandWashesTheOther is having a fantastic Black Friday sale! With deals such as: 10% off everything, random solid scents for $1.50, soap&scent sets for $5, and certain Private Stock perfumes are 50% off!

Let me know what you end up ordering! Happy shopping!

**If you're a makeup company and want to add your sale to the list, please let me know in a comment below!**


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm a Sugar Plum Fairy..BISH!

Hey my Zombies!

So the past two weeks, I have been looking everyWHERE for the new Wet N' Wild holiday sets. I especially wanted "Night Elf" and I couldn't for the life of me locate them anywhere. I went to Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, and Walgreens and not just one of each place. I've been on "the hunt." Just as I thought I was doomed to never have one, I found a small display at (get this) my local GROCERY store! I literally drew in my breath and my son was like "What, Mom, what's wrong." They had every pallette and 4 of each! And they were only $3.99! (this is where the *squeeeee* came in.) Holy hotshit batman! I snatched up Night Elf, but couldn't take my eyes off of "Sugar Plum Fairy." What an amazing palette. Well, honestly, they both are. And the colors are so soft and smooth and blend like a dream. I swear, who needs MAC when the smaller companies out there are coming out with affordable makeup at such terrific quality?!


Swatch Spotlight! Persephone Minerals!

Good morning Zombies!

I wanted to first say a big "THANK YOU AND WELCOME" to all my newest followers!

Recently I was sent 5 samples from Persephone Mineral's Sailor Senshi "The Mars" collection for review. The reason I was itching to try these out was because of Mars Crystal Power. I'd seen swatches all over the internetz and it was calling my name. It's a gorgeous pink with orange shift. I love it!

My favorites from this collection are Mars Cystal Power and Mars Flame Sniper (burnt Orange with red and gold glitter, FTW!)



Monday, November 22, 2010

*Fun gift ideas from CrazyDog T-Shirts*

Evening Zombies!

I don't know about you, but I have a few people in my life who are extrememly difficult to shop for come gift giving time. Most of the men I know have everything they need/want and the women I know are content with giftcards. I thought it would be fun to mix it up a little this year! Fot those hard to shop for people, I'm going to get them TShirts to fit their pesonailites.

I got this great idea from CrazyDog T-Shirts. PR for the site was looking for bloggers to review their website/product and I happily jumped on that bandwagon because I love novelty T-Shirts. CrazyDog sent me the following two shirts to review.




(This was a no brainer when I saw it.. MUST HAVE IT!) $14.99



(The shirt says "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die".) $17.99

The shipping was lightning fast from CrazyDog! And the quality of the T-Shirts are to be expected from a cotton tee. They are soft and seem very durable. The prices are very reasonable as well and there are so many cool variety of shirts to choose from! Something for everyone on your list, even those hard to buy for people.

80s TV Shows and Movies

Saturday, November 20, 2010

*I am a Darling MIsfit* LOTD!

Hello Zommmmbies!

Tonight, I will be indulging in jello shots of the strawberry kind. My mother in law is having a retirment party, so good times are to be had. (Let's hope!)

One of my favorite colors for my eyes is purple. I just love that there are so many different hues and so many incredible combinations to be had! I alos LOVE Darling Misfit from Fyrinnae. It's an awesome dark magenta with blue undetones. I see a lot more teal in the shift though. I would kiss Darling Misfit on the lips if I could.


Beauty Blog Link Love! 11/20/2010

Emma shows the surprising amount of coverage offered by Laura Merciers Tinted Moisturiser over at BirdsDecorateBranches!
Whitney from Whitz World of Beauty tells the adventure of her Spa Day at Alexis K in Solana Beach, California!
Pink Diva’s Beauty Spot has been busy trialling and testing new NIVEA skin care. Check out her honest product reviews on the products and share your thoughts on the brand.
Rachel discovers duochrome nails with the new Accessorize range over at at Queen of Turquoise.
Readers at Lipglossiping.com share their tried and tested tips for recreating the ultimate salon blow dry DIY style!
Beautywoome highlights the rebirth of the early ’90s cream-mauve-plum nail.
Phyrra’s Indie Spotlight for November is one to be thankful for! It’s an exclusive interview with Tammy from Meow Cosmetics.
The Gloss Goss found love in the form of Chanel Extrait de Gloss and ended up going back for more.
Retrodiva has five steps for getting glowing skin just in time for the holidays.
Madame B Fatale talks about how she likes to get hair free for summer.
Join in the weekly This or That fun over at Audrey Dao – Confessions of a Beautyholic.
The Lip Print go pink crazy with Lush’s Snow Fairy Christmas treats!
Blaq Vixen Beauty recently learned that the CoverGirl Queen Collection is getting an upgrade in the lipstick collection come January 2011.
Jellyminx reveals a brief history of her hair through some comical photos!
Krasey Beauty takes a look at some of the newest editions to the Ellis Faas cosmetics range, just in time for the holidays.
Do you love NARS Orgasm but hate the price? Katie at My Lips But Better has the scoop on a dupe!
Makeup Zombie has a Blush Showdown featuring the cult classic NARS “Orgasm” blush!
Sarah at IHeartCosmetics decides once and for all if Cloud Nine hair straighteners are better than GHD ones.
Did you miss Toronto IMATS 2010? Don’t worry Jenn from Spiced Beauty has the full event coverage here.
Jeweled Thumb discovers a Chanel Paradoxal dupe that has arrived on American shores!
Amy Antoinette has afternoon tea with Alexa Chung at the Lacoste Touch of Pink perfume launch.
Daily Polish finally conquers an 18 month lemming with Jessica’s Birds of Paradise…possibly the most beautiful purple polish in existence? You decide!
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theNotice gets a new “home” (okay, a new url…) and is celebrating with a flatiron giveaway!
Beauty Crazed not only shows you all of the Givenchy holiday fragrance sets, they are giving one away!
Make a Wish Smashbox’s Perfect Pencils set on Prime Beauty–it may come true!

Friday, November 19, 2010

!Pretty Freaking LOTD!

Aloha Zombies!

My eyeshadow feels bright and cheery, so it reminded me of Hawaii! (FTW!)

I am itching to try "Pretty" from Face Candy Couture today and...I did. I also painted my nails OPI "The Show Must Go On" the combo is nice. If you've never seen TSMGO you must Google it...NOW!

Anywho, on to the pictures!  Oh, I cut my bangs, and while they look a little uneven in the picture,  the aren't too bad. I've never had bangs THIS short and I'm kind of digging them.







::The Goods::

UDPP in Sin all over lid
NYX Jumbo Pencil in "Milk" blended on top of UDPP
FCC "Pretty" innner corner to middle lid
FCC "Isis" outer last 1/2 of lid and outer "v"
FCC "Danger" blended into crease and lower lash line
FCC "Barbie Glam" blended into Danger on lower lash line
Maybelline gel liner in black to line

Cheeks:
Too Faced matte pink blush from Glamour To Go "Fairy Edition" pallete

Lips:
NYX "Doll"

Any exiting plans this weekend? The husband and I are going on a mini date and Christmas shopping tonight!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Kid on the Block Alert! Face Candy Couture!

Greetings Zombies!

This evening I have a brand new company to introduce you all to! I was recently contacted by Shantle with Face Candy Couture asking if I'd review her new line of eyeshadow. I was excited to check them out, because 1. the website is pretty and I like her banner and 2. the colors really caught my eye. Shantle sent me 6 mini jars (I chose, Antique Sea, Pretty, Barbie Glam, Isis, Carri bean Dream, and Danger) and 3 sample baggies Copper Bliss, Lovely, and Romantique.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I don't have a clever title..LOTD!

 Good evening Zombies!

Yeah, not coming up with a super clever title for this look, so let's just get to it!







::The Goods::

I used my 88 shimmer pallet for this look. Mostly the greens and some of the golds mixed for the upper lid. Purples for the lower. I then blended "Lyrical" by Sassy  Minerals into the crease and used Morals in a Hold by Hi-Fi Cosmetics as a highlight. I don't know that I like Too Faced shadow insurance. It causes my NYX pencils to crease. :(  I guess I'll have to play around with it. I just added my new Hard Candy lipgloss in "Dunes" to finish the look with some shine!

Anything exciting happen in your lives today? Mine? Nothin'!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

!Fun with darker colors! LOTD!

Ello' govna! (Do any of you know the YouTube "makeup guru" who says that all the time?! She's got long brown hair, she's kinda stange?) For whatever reason I've always wanted to begin a blog post with that phrase!

ANNNNYway! My baby son had to have shots today. 6 of them!



So I was feeling a little melancholy on his behalf and decided to use some of my darker pigments. So, in playing with my makeup, this is what I came up with.


Stila on Hautelook!



Small Stila pallets are on Hautelook today for $10.00! There are two pallets to choose from, each with 4 eyeshadow and 1 blush! Get yours today!

My invitation link

Let me know if you pick up one of these cute pallets!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Feeling...Blogged down.

Hey Zombies!

I'm feeling a little "weird" these days about this whole blogging business. Do you ever start to feel like you're too involved with the beauty blogging community? Like you know too much about makeup, too much about someone's drama, dislikes, etc. TOO MUCH! And then I've noticed a lot of my recent posts have been swatches, because when it comes down to it, I'm too tired to do my makeup, which is the WHOLE reason I started this blog.

I adore doing reviews of companies and swatching beautiful colors, but what's the point of having them if I never use them?

That being said, I have decided to officially dedicate the next week to nothing but playing in my makeup. I'll be doing a new look each day. This is something I'm going to make myself do to rekindle my love with makeup. I don't like that I'm starting to feel like it's a chore. This is my "outlet" my "happy place." I refuse for it to turn in to something I "have" to do.

So, in the next few weeks, you'll see more "looks" as opposed to swatches. I do have a few reviews coming up, but I'll stagger them so they aren't back to back. I've also decided to only do reviews if I am contacted by a company. If I purchase makeup for myself, I won't feel obligated to review it, but I will do more looks with it. :)

Also, I'm going to start up a new theme for bloggers to contribute to. I don't know what the "look" will be just yet, but keep your eyes open for that too.

Happy Sunday Zombies!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils. OOOooo creamy!

Evening Zombies!

Tonight I felt like showing you all my collection of NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils. I don't know where I'd be without these bad boys. I remember "Milk" being my very first one, when I really got into makeup, because everyone was raving about how amazing it was as a "sticky base." And OH WAIT, there are so many more colors too. Be still my heart. (Yes, I love them THAT much!) For my birthday I picked up a few more to add to my collection. (And a backup of Milk.) I picked mine up at Ulta for $4.19 but Cherry Culture has them for $3.50 each!

In my collection so far:

Milk: creamy white
Black Bean: creamy black (new to me)
Slate: creamy pewter
Rust: creamy rust color- hints of maroon in certain light (new to me)
Purple Velvet: creamy dark purple (new to me)
Lemon: creamy lime color (lemon? really?!)
Pots and Pans: creamy silver
Strawberry Milk: creamy light pink
Purple: creamy periwinkle. Purple with blue shift (my favorite!)
Electric Blue: creamy teal with silver sparkles (new to me)






Now, if you're just starting out with makeup these creamy jumbo pencils are great to use all over the lid (over a primer) for a vibrant eyeshadow look. It's best to apply and then blend the color in (with clean finger or brush) until there is just enough color so that it's not overwhelming on your lid. Once you add the shadow on top, the colors POP! If you've blended well enough, there is very little creasing with these. Milk sometimes creases if used heavily and not blended well enough. I honestly can not do my eye makeup anymore without my creamy base. AND they are a great alternative to more pricey eyeshadow bases out there.

What's your favorite NYX Jumbo pencil color? Do you use them as your eyeshadow base?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sassy Mineral Review and !SWATCHES!

Good evening Zombies!

I have had my lot of Sassy Mineral pigments for over a month now and I've been either 1.) too busy to post them or 2.) too under motivated to post them. I first heard of Sassy Minerals on Shop My Stash's Blog. Her swatches were freaking amazing and as you know, it's all about the swatch for us makeup geeks! So, I placed an order then and there. period. One cool thing about Sassy Minerals is that their pigment samples are .75! Yes, you heard that right .75 AND they come in jars! Holy hot-bat-shit batman, that's a steal!... Well, yes and no. The price rocks yes, the product is nice yes, BUT they come in false bottoms with what I'd eyeball as 1/16th of a tsp. (Ok, Ok, what do you expect for .75 WENDI!??) I just see that as a waste of space/resources using the jars for such a small amount of product.

(Read more and see swatches after the cut!)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

!My favorite blush! A SHOWDOWN!

Zombies!

After purchasing NARS "Orgasm" last week, I had a tinge of buyers remorse, seeing as I already had Milani's "Luminous" blush.  These two really are similar enough that you don't really need both. Orgasm is slightly more pink however and has longer staying power. The surprising "lasting power" winner in this lot was Maybelline's Dream Mousse blush in "Peach Satin." After having the swatches on my hands for 2 hours, it's the most vibrant of them all.

I chose the following 6 blushes, because in my eyes, they are similar and ones I use frequently.


Nars "Orgasm"
Milani "Luminous"
Ulta "Afterglow"
Hard Candy "Living Doll"
Fyrinnae "Captivate"
Maybelline Mousse blush "Peach Satin"
 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday's are FUN! Major haulage!

Good evening Zombies!

So this last birthday was pretty freaking awesome. I did some major beauty "hauling" without even meaning to. I got some kick ass gift certificates this birthday and was able to splurge on some things I wouldn't normally purchase. Plus, the grand opening of Ulta was last weekend, so I picked up some NYX and Ulta "stuffs."  I don't normally do haul posts, but I wanted to share all my goodies with you. Oh and the popcorn brush holder..yeah. that's temporary. I had them in my husbands Storm Trooper candy holder..and he gave me the "look."


Hip Hop Hooray, it's a MAJOR award!

 Zombies!

I got a blog award today from Principessa Grassa (She makes me giddy!) And I thought I'd play along. 


  1. Say who gave you the award
  2. List ten things you like
  3. Pass the award on to ten other bloggers

1.) Principessa Grassa gave me this award cause she pretty much kick ass and looks good in long flowing skirts!

2.) 10 things I like in no particular order:

My little family (including my husband)
Makeup (DUH!)
The smell of "Fall" and all "Fall" scented candles
Drinking coffee in the evening
Coming up with creative ideas
Sleeping (but I never have time to)
My friends
Unique nail polish colors
Playing with Photoshop
My Mom

3.) It was hard picking just 10 awesome and down to earth beauty bloggers that I adore, so I chose 11! I gather so much inspiration from the following women and they also feed into my makeup addiction in one way or another! LOL

Kitschy Suburbia
Just Peachy
kathyeffingjacobs
Stay Beautiful
Painted
Silhouette Screams
Snooglerat's Randomness (Check out her awesome freaking zebra nails!)
Pretty Bottles
Lady in a Top Hat  (Her swatches ROCK!)
Painted Moogle 
Tianne Marie

Make sure you pass this award on to 10 bloggers you adore and let's spread that word about how amazing our beauty community is!




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Abducted by Zombie Aliens on a Sunday afternoon! *LOTD*

Zommmbies!

Earlier this week Albuquerque introduced the grand opening of our first Ulta store. Which happens to be only 10 minutes from where I live. Can you say STOKED?!  Today the best friend is picking me up and we're gonna go see what we can find. I went to the grand opening celebration on Friday WITH my 3 year old and 18 month old. Yes, I am a die hard makeup fan. LOL

I am also very impressed with Meow Cosmetics Alien Abduction, Friday the 13th, and Zombie collections. I was able to pick up a few samples before they disappeared.

Anyway, this is how I am going out today!

(Click these bitches for maximum goodness!)


Saturday, November 6, 2010

!Polar Bear Sting...LOTD!

Hi Zombies!

I hope you're all having a great weekend? I know I am. It's been relaxing..sorta.

My husband is with his best bud at their "studio" tonight, and I'm alone..

So to cheer myself up tonight, I did a fun look with gold, pink, and grey. (You can hardly see the grey in the pics though.) It turned out so pretty that it's a shame I have nowhere to go this evening.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

!Digital Zombie LOTD! featuring Morgana Cryptoria!

Afternoon Zombies!

I’m finally to the point of  'settled ' into my new role as stay at home mom. I refuse to watch TV all day, so I decided to play with makeup instead. I received a full makeup brush set (Happy Birthday to me!) yesterday and had to try them out. I love the way this look came out. I still adore Digital Faerie from Fyrinnae. It’s still one of my favorite eyeshadows.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Seeing Red! Lippie Galore!

Good evening Zombies!

Is anyone else disappointed that October is over? For me this is the month of hot air balloons, changing leaves, fresh crisp air, my birthday and Halloween. After October it's all a blur. Thanksgiving, Christamas, New Years, OH MY! I really wish life would slow down just a touch. It's going too fast and I'm getting too old.

I received a Sephora gift card for my birthday and besides Nars "Orgasm" blush (I couldn't help myself!) I was lusting over a matte red lippie. I scoured Sephora but refused to pay the outragoeus prices for a lipstick, knowing that Revlon had some great matte red lipsticks. So, I picked up a red liner and a Kat Von D lipgloss that was on sale for $9.00! I then went to my local drugstore and purchased Revlon matte lipstick in "Really Red". Holy hot shit Batman, this lipstick is HAWT.


~*My Halloween LOTD!*~

Good morning Zombies!

I'm sure you're all thinking I'd do some crazy Halloween look, which I was going to do, but after moving all day and getting home just in time to shower and get my kids ready, I had no time to go all out. So, I threw on some bright red lipstick, (review to come) some Living Doll blush by Hard Candy, and my daughter's
Cinderella crown. VIOLA!! A high maintenance princess was born. Yep, sounds like me!

I hope you all had a spectacular Halloween!