Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chinovi Cosmetics Christmas Collection Swatches!

Hey Zombies!

As promised, I have for you swatches of the newest Limited Edition collection from Chinovi Cosmetics. The Christmas Collection! The colors in this collection are absolutely stunning!

The cute design on the front of the clamshell!


Descriptions from the Chinovi website:

Berry Garland is a deep red with berry tones and swirled with cranberry and silver sparkles.

Blue Spruce is a deep evergreen with blue interference. It is lit up with blue and golden sparkles.

Flocked is an extremely shimmery white.

Star is a darkened gold with a lot of shimmering gold sparkles.

Tinsel is a mid tone blue with tons of purple, pink, teal and silver sparkles.

Twinkle is a shimmery nude with silver and gold sparkles.

My thoughts:
I am completely in LOVE with Berry Garland and Blue Spruce. Blue Spruce is super sparkly green with blue sparks throughout. It's so beautiful. And of course Berry Garland is a deep sparkly burgundy which is rich and complex. There is not one color in this collection that isn't gorgeous and sparkly. Flocked and Twinkle are terrific highlight and/or neutral colors. Tinsel is an intense and gorgeous navy blue with tons of multicolored sparkles. So hot! Star is perfect for a neutral look with a pop. It's such a terrific sparkly gold!

Here is a quick look using Berry Garland in the crease, Star on the main lid, Blue Spruce on the lower lash line, Flocked as a highlight, and Twinkle in the tear duct area.

(On my lips: Darling Girl Cosmetics "Holly Jolly" Holo lip gloss.)

A bit edited.

You can get the full Christmas set (full sized jars) for $28.00, the full set in baggies for $5.50 or full size jars (5gr jars) are $5.00 each. The set or individual colors are also available in clam shells. Run, do not walk and get yourself this collection. It is SO worth it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chinovi Cosmetics Christmas Collection Teaser!


I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend for the holiday! (Well, some of you!) Mine weekend was long and relaxing! Doesn't get much better than that. :)

Chinovi Cosmetics' new Christmas Collection is AMAZING! I will have swatches up in the AM when I'm able to get some great daylight swatches. In the meantime, drool over THIS.

Stay tuned tomorrow for full swatches and products used!

Monday, November 19, 2012

New "My Pretty Zombie" Black Friday Shades!

Oh hai Zombies!

I have such an exciting post for you today! My Pretty Zombie is releasing new Black Friday shades...on, well..Black Friday (Nov. 23rd) and I was given the chance to swatch them for you beforehand. Mark your calendars! There will be major eyeshadow boners after this post! :D


Here I used "Culex" on the main lid, "Osedax" in and above crease, and "Lipeurus" on the lower lash line.

Full face shot.

"Culex" is magic. Seriously. It's a warm copper, leaning red, with gold flecks and an intense gold flash. It's beautiful alone in the jar but then you swatch it, and it's all the awesome. I also really love "Toxocara" and "Spirometra." As always, the new shades are rich and unique with nice staying power. I did my swatches over Hi-Fi Cosmetics Shadow Fix.

And here's the deal:

$24.00 for the entire set- (which I don't believe includes the 3 samples I have swatched here). They will also be available as samples, individually, or as part of the you pick five set. Sale will be from Friday to Monday 33% entire order (excluding shipping.) $24.00 is before the Black Friday discount! :)The coupon code will be: pretty33

So...will you be getting yourself some? ;)

*products in this post were sent to MakeupZombie for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wet N Wild "Black Orchid" lipstick and LOTD!


I did a quick and dirty look today using Wet N Wild's "Black Orchid" lipstick (508A)! Not much to say about it other than.. HERE, LOOK!

The Goods:
TFSI as primer
MAC "Blackground" paint pot as base
Aromaleigh "Jolie" as main lid color
Matte back from Sleek "Sunset" palette blended into and above crease
L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in "Golden Emerald" lower lash line
Fyrinnae "Moon Child" as highlight
Random liner and mascara

MAC "Gentle"

Wet N Wild "Black Orchid"

A very Fall look if I do say so myself! Black Orchid may look matte in these pictures but it isn't. It's more of a creme and I did have a hard time getting it to spread evenly on my lips. Overall though, I think it's a really lovely shade.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Matte is Murdered with Sparkle!

Hey Zombies!

The air is officially COLD here in NM. The large oak tree out from has now shed all of it's yellow leaves into my yard and all down the street. LOL Have I mentioned I LOVE this time of year?

I've been digging black (or darker colored) nails with a glitter topcoat lately. When I thought up this combo in my head, I had to implement it right then.

Isn't that freaking RAD? I love how the glitter in "Chunky Holo Purple" changes colors depending on the angle. It's not your traditional "holo" but it's super fun and unique. Also, the contrast between "Baby Got Back" and "Recessionista" is AMAZING!

The Goods:
Mialni base coat
ManGlaze "Matte is Murder" on all but ring finger
Essie "Recessionista" on ring finger
Kleancolor "Chunky Holo Purple" on all fingers but ring as bling
Darling Diva Polish "Baby Got Back" on ring finger as bling
Sech Vite top coat

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rust and Aqua-y, LOTD!


I hope you've all had a wonderful week so far! It's getting older here in New Mexico and the leaves are truly starting to change! I love this time of year!

I did a smoky aqua and rust colored look today just because. I love this combo and I'm surprised I'd never implemented it before.

The Goods:
TFSI as primer
Tick: Tock Cosmetics Milky Way eyeshadow base
Fyrinnae "Bride of Frankenstein" main lid abd into inner lower lash line
Rust color from Sleek "Sunset" palette above crease and into outer lower lash line
Matte black from Sleek "Sunset" palette blended into crease
Fyrinnae "Moon Child" as highlight
Random liner and mascara

MAC "Gentle" blush

Revlon "Ruby Star" mixed with Covergirl "Embrace" lipstick

OH OH and...here are my killer nails from earlier this week! I love the blue and pop of awesome purple glitter!

The Goods:
Milani base coat
Orly "Royal Navy" as base color
Sally Hansen "Blue Frosting" over Royal Navy
Jordana Cosmetics "LA City Lights" glitter to top it all off
Sech Vite top coat

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Monday, November 5, 2012

A few of my favorite things!


The start of a new week! I hope everyone had an amazing and eventful (or relaxing) weekend!

As the air outside gets cooler, my go-to makeup/nail polish colors change too! I want to share with you all a few of my favorite things as of right now, as I'm sure they will all change in another month!

Let's begin, shall we?


I've been desiring the perfect candy apple red color for my nails lately. I've had the *perfect* color in my head but didn't have a polish that fit the bill. That is, until I asked my friend Megan! She handed over Zoya's "Isla" and well, I'm hooked! Just LOOK AT IT! I used Manglaze's "Matte is Murder" on my accent nail with Jordana Cosmetics "Sequins" glitter on top. I adore this combo. I'd wear this all Winter if my tastes weren't so fickle and change on a whim. ;)


I've worn red lips almost every day this past week. I'm normally terrified of red lipstick because of the size of my lips but have discovered that if I mix the perfect red lipstick with a blue (cool) based pink, it gives me the perfect red without being too crazy! I still need to play around or just GO BOLD! On my eyes I'm wearing L'Oreal's Infallible eyeshadow in "Golden Emerald" and a black matte eyeshadow from Sleek.


We all know I love Zombie related "swag"! But did you know I'm also addicted to owls? My husband gave me 3 adorable owl necklaces for my birthday and I've worn them every day since. He purchased them at Walgreen's for $6.99. (I only know because we looked at them together at one point.)

Isn't he cute?

I'm curious to see what I'll be wearing the shiz out of in the next few months. I wonder if my tastes will change. What are your go-to beauty/clothing related items these days?


Friday, November 2, 2012

October Giveaway Winner!

Hey Zombies!

I'm a day late and a dollar short. I was SO tired yesterday! I didn't do much of anything. But TODAY, I'm excited to announce the winner of my "Because I LOVE October giveaway"!

I had 254 usable entities which I randomized on random.org! WHOOT WHOOT!

And the magic winning number was:

Which belonged to:

And her entry is here:

Congrats MissMidnightBlue! I'll be emailing you momentarily!

Thank you to everyone who entered and welcome to my new followers! I'll have plenty more giveaways in the future! :D