Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Adele - Someone Like You

I am currently obsessed with this video. I've been watching/listening to it on a loop practically for the last few days. Adele is simply amazing. She's not overdone, she's real, and is pure talent. Plus the videos filmography is done very well,. It gives me chills. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


So, inspired by Beauty By Krystal, I decided to try a solid color paired with a glitter polish to see what would turn out. What I ended up with is this bright purple, glittery manicure that i really like! I keep getting compliments on it, so I'm hoping others like it as well :)

Products used: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Virtual Violet and Sinful Colors in Frenzy

FOTD - 8/24/2011

My face of the day for August 24, 2011 using the Wet n Wild Color Icon eye shadow trio in Sweet As Candy.

No flash/flash

Face: Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in #205- Very Light
         Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Luminous Matte Pressed Powder in #1002-05 - Light
         E.L.F. Bronzer in Golden
         Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher in #831E - Pearlescent Pink

Eyes: Ulta Eye Shadow Base
         Wet n Wild Color Icon eye shadow trio #381B- Sweet As Candy
         E.L.F. Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Purple
         Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara in #001 - black
         E.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Light

Lips: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lon Lasting Lipstick in #182 - Pinkberry

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Audrina's Train Ride

My niece, Audrina, on the train at Small World Park for her second birthday. She loved it! I know you can't tell from the photo, but afterword she wouldn't stop talking about the train. She probably went on it 10+ times.

OPI's Muppets Collection

I don't normally go crazy over nail polish. Don't get me wrong, I really like to paint my nails and I have A LOT of lacquer at home, but I don't normally see a collection, or even just a color, and think "I have to have that". Until today. OPI announced their Muppet's collection today and I really like all of these colors (except maybe 'Excuse Moi' - as I've said before, I'm not a pink person - but I'd probably get it to complete the collection). Check out the collection below. What do you think?

Description from OPI's facebook page: "Loaded with glitters and shimmers, this collection is packed with punch! (Left to right): Animal-istic, Meep-Meep-Meep, Wocka Wocka, Pepes Purple Passion, Designers De Better, Warm and Fozzie, Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi, Gone Gonzo, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Divine Swine and Gettin' Miss Piggy With it."

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sigma Beauty

If anyone has been interested in purchasing from Sigma Beauty lately but hasn't had the motivation, there are some pretty great deals right now. As always, you will receive a free gift with any $30 purchase, plus right now you can receive 10% off your entire order using the code "Glow2011" and if that's not enough, if you place a $75+ order, you'll receive a sample of their best-selling eye shadows in a palette that contains a color from their Dare palette, Bare palette, and Flare palette.

Try out their Dry'n Shape brush roll! It "provides the necessary pressure to bristles to quickly and efficiently remove water from every fibre.  The fabric used to shape the bristles was specially engineered to accelerate water evaporation, resulting in a faster drying time for your brushes." You can even roll it up upside down for an even faster dry time.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I've learned something! What Is the Difference Between a Monolid and a Doublelid?

On Tuesday, Beautylish featured a tutorial titled, "2 Minute Smokey Bronze - Quick Everyday Eye Tutorial (Great for MONOLIDS TOO)". I've been taking longer and longer to apply my makeup lately, so I was instantly interested by the title, claiming it only took 2 minutes. Right from the very beginning of the video, the host Holly Ann-AeRee N. started saying it's great for monolids as well as double-lids. Even though the word was in the video title, I didn't catch it right away. She mentioned it a few more times before beginning the tutorial, which actually made me stop and think, "What the heck is a monolid?!" It sounded like it should have been self explanatory  but  I still didn't get it, so I decided to look it up.

I've discovered, a monolid is where when a person's eyes are open, you cannot see they're actual eyelid. Their eye opens up and you pretty much just see their lash line and the skin under the brow bone. A very common example of this can be found in Asian eyes.

A double-lid, is where you can see a person's eyelid when their eyes are open, like mine.

Before hearing this, I never knew the style of eyes had different terms. I thought everyone has eyelids and they're called, well, eyelids! I can understand how which type of eye shape you have may determine the styles of makeup you wear, so it could be helpful to recognize those differences. Apparently having surgery to have double-lids is popular as well (read about it here). To that I say, women, you are beautiful just the way you are - whether that be mono- or double-lided. You don't need surgery!

Am I the only one who didn't know what these terms meant? Have I taught you something today? Let me know! I'd love some feedback :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dream Makeup Sigma Giveaway

Dream Makeup is giving someone the chance to win a Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush! I have been wanting this brush for a very long time and have heard nothing but good things about it. So head on over and check it out! I'm definitely entering. Visit Sigma Beauty's website to see what other great beauty tools they have to offer.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Makeup Diary's "Just Because" Giveaway

Head on over to Makeup Diary's blog and check our her Just Because Giveaway! She has some really great prizes and there will be 3 winners. Whoever wins first prize will have a mini Christmas in September! Hope it's me! I don't own any of these items and it would be amazing to win! What do you think?