Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Intergalactic Planetery...Nails!


Zombies!

I've been seeing galaxy themed nails lately all over the place and decided I *really* needed to do them to see what I could come up with. Needless to say, this is probably my most favorite mani..ever. :D



Flash


This thumb as so awesome. I blurred it a bit for fun. (This is an iPhone picture as well.)



The Goods:
Seche Clear base coat
Essie "Licorice" used as base color
Sponged Rainbow Polish "Stinging Jellyfish" (review pending) all over nail
Sponged Sinful Colors "Cinderella" on different spots of nail
Sponged Zoya "Robyn" on different spots of nails
Sponged Color Club "Yum Gum" on different spots of nails
China Glaze "Fairy Dust" as a top coat
Darling Diva Polish "Too Schmexxxy" used for the bigger bits of holographic glitter
Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat

And there you have it. This was super simple and fun!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest Blogger: Makeup Fancy's "Red Queen"!



Zombies!

For funsies, I asked Emily from Makeup Fancy Blog to do a vampy guest post for MZ. What Emily came up blew me away!

Check it out!

Hey everyone, this is Emily of Makeup Fancy Blog; today I'm honored to be on Wendi's awesome blog and to share this special look with her followers! Before we get to the goods, here's a little bit about myself:

I started Makeup Fancy Blog a few years ago when I was first getting into makeup; I began watching youtube tutorials and reading other beauty blogs and really enjoyed it, so I decided to do it myself. I started out with a few makeup looks, which were pretty sad back then, as were my photography skills, lol. I had barely any makeup- just some assorted products from MARK (because I was a rep), and an 88 eyeshadow palette. My looks were pretty basic but I had fun doing them. Over the years my collection has grown, as has my experience; however I still like to experiment, play, and challenge myself to improve. I'm fond of using bright colors, and love doing things that are classic with a twist of my own.
Besides makeup looks, I also like to post product swatches, hauls, and reviews. My blog is a hobby so I do it when I have time; I'm not always consistent, but I try not to worry too much about it and just do what I enjoy. :)

Now, on to the makeup! I'm calling this look "Red Queen", which is not very imaginative but I'm not great with creative names. ;) I used products from Morgana Cryptoria, Darling Girl Cosmetics, BFTE Cosmetics, and a few others; you can check out more pics and products below. Hope you enjoy!♥







Products:

-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-Morgana Cryptoria eyeshadow in Hemogoblin (red on lid and blended above crease)
-Coastal Scents 88 palette (black eyeshadow in crease)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Adoration (nude pearl to blend out red edges)
-BFTE Cosmetics eyeshadow in Gun Metal (silver on tear duct)
-BFTE Cosmetics eyeshadow in Forget Them Not (white/red duochrome on browbone)
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencil in Perversion (black)
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
-Maybelline The Rocket mascara in Blackest Black
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (Faint and Crave on brow)
-Cover Girl clear mascara (on brow)
-Wet N' Wild Coverall foundation in 815 Fair
-mark. Powder Buff in Nude

Yeah, check this girl out. She has some mad skills and I just love her eyeballs.  Thanks Emily! :D

Happy Friday everyone!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Exclusive "Space Prostitute Set" from Geek Chic Cosmetics!



Good afternoon Zombies!

I'm pretty excited about today's post! A little while back Jeanine (better known as Hottie McNaughty) started her very own website called The Rhinestone Housewife which offers a variety of hand made cosmetics and bath and body goodies! I was lucky enough to be asked to review the "Space Prostitute Set" which was created by Geek Chic Cosmetics exclusively for The Rhinestone Housewife!

Are you ready to see the awesome? Me too! (Make sure you click each image for maximum awesome!)



The pretty Rhinestone Housewife card!




The jars are standard 5 gram jars which hold about 1 gram of product. Each jar was shrink wrapped and had a sticker over the sifter holes. I really like the care in detail on the jars- right down to the cool fonts and designs.



The standout! Meteor Madame lip gloss is hot. It's a beautiful and shiny rose colored gloss. I adore it.




Swatches of the entire set.




Descriptions per the website:

Cosmic Cathouse: described as a blackened antique gold with silver sparkles
Pangalactic Painted Lady: described as the perfect robin's egg blue with a lush satin sheen
This is the perfect robin's egg blue with a lush satin sheen. - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=320#sthash.1jciRYke.dpuf
Oldest Profession in the Universe: described as a nude beige/pink with just the right amount of sparkle
Meteor Madame: based on the Pantone Honeysuckle color with a high gold sheen and sparkle

My thoughts:
I feel like the descriptions from the website are spot on. I adore Oldest Profession as it's a wonderful highlight color for my skin tone and will become my go-to highlight shade. Cosmic Cathouse is a wonderful gold and very smooth and pigmented. Pangalactic Painted Lady was a little intimating at first, but once applied, it  blends down to a pretty light blue. It will be fun to come up with a fun look to pair this one with! Each eyeshadow color was smooth, blend-able and a dream to apply. Meteor Madame has been on my lips for 2 days straight. I'm in love with this lip gloss. It has just the right amount of shine and color to make it wearable ALL THE DAYS! It's gorgeous!

I love the navigation of TRH's website. It's a simple layout and easy to read! The descriptions are awesome and from what I can tell spot on! It's a fun, pretty site with exciting products to discover!

The eyeshadow and lip gloss can be purchased separately at $7.00 for the eyeshadow (each) and $6.00 for the lip gloss or you can save $5.00 by purchasing the entire set at $22.00! It's a fun set with fun names and gorgeous colors so I just say buy the entire set! ;)

Have you purchased anything from The Rhinestone Housewife?

*Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes from The Rhinestone Housewife. All opinions are my own and 100% honest!


No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpu
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpuf
No self respecting space prostitute would be caught without this sparkly and nebulous gold shadow.  This blackened antique gold is loading with silver sparkles and it's a must have for anyone who craves a new take on gold.   - See more at: http://www.therhinestonehousewife.com/products/product-detail.php?iid=319#sthash.jcjhCzWV.dpu

Monday, May 6, 2013

Maybelline Summer 2013 Color Tattoo Eyeshadow!


Happy Monday Zombies!

I don't know about you, but my weekend went by way too fast! I hate it when that happens. ;)

Today, I thought I'd show you a few of the new Maybelline Color Tattoo's for Summer 2013. These claim to all have a duochrome finish about them. I don't have them all, but I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the ones I do own. I'm hearing through the grapevine that these are hard to come by already. So far, I've seen them at my local Walgreens, ULTA, and CVS. I'm really surprised the displays are only offering a limited amount of each color though.






A quick look I did using Seashore Frosts over Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer.


My thoughts:

My two favorites of this group are Seashore Frosts and Blue Paradise. Seashore Frosts DOES have an amazing duochrome about it. And it does show up when you're wearing it. It's a lovely shade that lasts a really long time on the eyelids. Blue Paradise has a gorgeous pink/purple/blue shine to it in the jar, but it doesn't really translate to the eye, other than being a beautiful shiny soft blurple. Shady Shores is much more yellow than the jar picture poses it to be and it has an amazing green sheen to it! It's quite sheer, but would be great as a highlight color. Icy Mint is just that, an icy, shiny, light mint. I saved Lavish Lavender for last because sadly, it's my least favorite. While being a pretty shiny lavender color, it's sheer and didn't want to apply evenly to my eyelid. It also creased after an hours wear (I did not have that problem with Seashore Frosts). I love the sheen to it, but it does not stand out to me as anything special. :/

I feel like this collection is a kick up since the last batch of Color Tattoo's and I think the colors are light and fun for Summer. I'll have to play around more with them to determine if the other colors crease like Lavish Lavender. I'm pretty impressed all in all.

The Color Tattoo's range in price, but they are under $8.00 USD.

Have you been able to snag any of the new Color Tattoos?

*products in this post were purchased by me.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Naturally Chic Neutral Eyes with Milani!


Happy ass Sunday Zombies!

A few days ago, I decided to test out the new Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez pencils from Milani and did a quick look with a few of the shades. I wanted to share my experience (and the look with you)! 



For this look I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance as my primer and then Shadow Eyez in "Sand Dunes" on my main lid, "Cafe Au Lait" in the crease, "Golden Bronze" on the lower lash line and "Black Ink" in my waterline. I applied upper liner and mascara.

My thoughts: The Shadow Eyez are super easy to apply and so creamy! I was able to blend them easily with my makeup brush. They tend to glide on right from the pencil as well. Black Ink held up well in the waterline, but did not last the whole day- but this is normal for liner in my waterline. I think the main (and probably only) complaint I have about the Shadow Eyez is that after about an hour of wear, it felt as if my eyelids were sticking together- so I don't know that they ever fully *dried* on my lids. I can NOT stand that feel. They did not crease in the 8+ hours of wear, which is a huge bonus to me. I will be trying them without primer in the future or over a different primer to see if that makes a difference. 

I really adore this look. It was very shiny in person and I received several compliments on it. :) 

Have you been able to locate the new Shadow Eyez from Milani? What are your favorite shades?


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Milani Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencils! SWATCHES!


Good evening Zombies!

I have a great post for you, involving Milani and some kick ass new Shadow Eyez pencils. I can already tell you're drooling, so let's just move along shall we?

Milani has released 6 new Shadow Eyez, all in neutral shades, but with a kick! These pencils are amazing. Each and every single one was creamy, smooth, and super pigmented. I'm very impressed, even MORE impressed than I was with the first batch of Shadow Eyez. Milani seriously has my heart these days!

New colors:
Black Ink: matte finish
Espresso Lane: matte finish
Almond Cream: matte finish
Golden Bronze: metallic finish
Cafe Au Lait: matte finish
Sand Dunes: metallic finish

**Be sure to click images for a closer look!

The packaging.




Back of package with ingredients.







I am in LOVE with Golden Bronze and Sand Dunes. Black Ink will make an amazing black base to layer color over. I can not believe how awesome these new shades are. The biggest selling point for me is that they last a LONG time once applied. The dry down and do not budge, unlike some bases that stay at bit tacky. These bad boys dry completely.

These shades are limited edition (sad, I know) and will retail for $6.99 (may vary from location) at participating, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, and from the Milani website itself.

Have you been able to snag some of these shades? What are your favorite colors?

*Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes from Milani Cosmetics. All opinions are my own and 100% honest!