Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hysteria - LOTD

When Sugarpill had their 1 year anniversary sale (can't believe it's been a year already, btw) I, of course, had to get a couple of things. I got Hysteric, Magpie, and Bulletproof. When I got them and saw how pretty they looked next to each other, I realized a look using the three was in order.
^ ^Why do my eyes always look weird/dead in these? o.O

-e.l.f. primer
-Maybelline matte mousse concealer
-Covergirl "Clean" foundation in "Creamy Natural"
-Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss mineral foundation in "Frisky Persian"
-Clinique blush in "Smoldering Plum"

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sugarpill "Magpie" in crease
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy just on the main lid
-Sugarpill "Hysteric" over P.E. (works REALLY well with this color, btw)
-Sugarpill "Bulletproof" just a bit on the outer crease and outer lower lashline
-Sugarpill "Poison Plum" lower lashline
-NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in "Milk" on inner corners
-MAC Feline eyeliner on waterline
-Kat Von D tattoo liner pen in "Trooper" on upper lashline
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto black mascara

-Morgana Cryptora "Wisteria" (Really gives that pale "nude lip" effect without being boring)
-Bonne Bell "Strawberry Parfait" lip gloss

I really like how this turned out. Hysteric might be my new favorite purple...I dunno. It's up there with Fyrinnae's "Shinigami." I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but it's got really noticeable green sparks that look awesome against the purple. Speaking of Fyrinnae, though, I just placed another order with them so I'm excited about that. Finally picked up some of their "Arcane Magic" shades. The names probably remind a lot of people of WoW, but they remind me of Diablo. I was a Diablo girl way before WoW(been playing since I was about 11), and I'm dying for Diablo III to come out! Come on Blizzard, don't be a bitch!

...anyway. Have a lovely Sunday! :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Super Bright Candy LOTD using Sugarpill and Morgana Cryptoria

I haven't done very many fun looks lately, which is a shame. I find myself reaching for neutrals a lot (mostly because I'm in school) but that needs to stop! Neutrals are fine and all, but colorful is much more my style. I just did this look for fun and thought I would share. It's verrry bright. I know you're not supposed to have bright eyes AND lips, but you know what? Screw it, I don't care. :) I didn't actually wear this out, though, but I totally would.

-Maybelline Matte Mousse concealer in "Light"
-Covergirl Clean foundation (sensitive skin formula) in "creamy natural"
-e.l.f. complexion perfection (as a setting powder)
-Clinique blush in "Smoldering Plum"

-Maybelline matte mousse concealer as a base
-Sugarpill "Afterparty" crease
-Sugarpill "Poison Plum" main lid
-Sugarpill "Dollipop" lower lashline
-Sugarpill "Tako" browbone and inner corners
-Kat Von D tattoo liner in "Trooper" on upper lashline
-MAC eyeliner in "Feline" on waterline
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

-Morgana Cryptoria "Azalea Blue" (I don't know why it looks red in these pictures, it's actually really hot pink/fuschia!)
-MAC "Hot House" lipglass

Sugarpill is so awesome. Gosh. So many possibilities. I hope they come out with new stuff soon.

In other news, check out this AWESOME necklace I got from Gatumi on Etsy. Yes, that's a little Sailor Venus. Holy crap. How friggen cute is this? Check out her shop here, she has ALL KINDS of adorable stuff like this. It came in the cutest package and I even got a freebie Hello Kitty keychain. ^-^

Well that's all I've got for you today. Don't forget to enter my giveaway (ending March 1st), and have a lovely evening!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Springtime Manicure with China Glaze "Starboard" + an Outfit

It was so warm this weekend! I am so sick of the cold. I have to walk outside a lot to get from class to class and it is NOT fun when it's freezing. It was about 70 degrees this Friday and Saturday. Perfect. It inspired me to do this cute Springtime manicure using China Glaze "Starboard" from the new Anchors Away collection. I also have Lighthouse, which is beautiful.
I used Wet n Wild white polish for the stamp and China Glaze "Solar Power" for the flower centers. I knew it would come in handy!
I'm actually really pleased with how this turned out. You can't tell me it's not cute, and Starboard is a really lovely green. If you like the color green but don't care for obnoxious nail colors, I'd definitely recommend this one. I think it's totally "wearable," if you will.

For funsies, here was my outfit. Caleb and I took some "we're really bored" pictures on Saturday, so I got some decent shots of what I wore. A couple of you mentioned you'd like to see more posts about my outfits in the giveaway comments. Most of the time I dress pretty boring, but if I wear something interesting I'll try to share from now on. :) (Sorry about the random just Caleb picture, I just thought this turned out really well and wanted to share!I got that skirt at Goodwill for practically nothing. I love when that happens! I shop at Goodwill and seasonal consignment stores more than anywhere else. You can't beat it, you really can find some gems if you look hard enough.

Have a lovely evening! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday! Turquoise Eyes and Red Nails

I know I don't usually post this early in the morning, but my 2 hour drawing class was canceled today so I've got some time to kill. The eyes and the nails aren't really from the same day, but I'd been meaning to post both so I figured I'd stick them together.

What I Used:
-Persephone Minerals "Sailor Mercury" in crease
-Persephone Minerals "Mercury Crystal Power" all over main lid (this is my favorite eyeshadow of all time, seriously)
-Persephone Minerals "Princess Mercury" inner corners
-Aromaleigh "Aqua Nightmare" on lower lashline and mixed into the crease color
-Kat Von D tattoo liner pen in "Trooper" on upper lashline
-No mascara, because I hate it :)

For the nails, this is Zoya "Kristi." It's a gorgeous red, and it looks perfect in just two coats. I added some black stripes for accent on the fourth fingers.
See, I told you I have too many polishes that are this color. I can't help it, red nails are just the best.

I've really been enjoying reading all of your comments on my giveaway! If you haven't entered yet, hop on over and do so here, especially if you like this nail color because I'm giving away a very similar China Glaze one. :)

Have a lovely Friday!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some Photography and Two Looks: Gold and Silver Smokey-ness

There ARE two looks in here, I promise! Last weekend, my friend, Amanda, and I made plans to take pictures. I really enjoy taking pictures and she really enjoys modeling, so it works out. I've been doing a lot of really traditional photography lately, which is good, but I miss doing the more arty type stuff from time to time. This was meant to remedy that. For the first part of the day, I just took some rural looking pictures of her around my barn in my pasture. Here's a couple of those:
This last one really shows her true personality haha

Now, the second part is where SHE took over. We set up a really REALLY pathetic studio in my house and took some of her pictures. Some of them are of me, yikes. Anyway, I did both her makeup and my own and it turned out looking pretty good.

-Sugarpill "Goldilux" applied wet all over the main lid
-Aromaleigh "Viburnum" in crease and lower 1/2 of lashline, blended way up
-Persephone Minerals "Pegasus" applied wet on inner lower lashline
-Kat Von D tattoo liner on upper lashline

Clinique blush in "Smoldering Plum" on hollows of the cheeks

-Morgana Cryptoria "Wisteria"
-Keihls nude lip gloss layered on top to tone down the coolness of Wisteria

-Sugarpill "Tiara" applied wet on main lid
-Shiro Cosmetics "Ganondorf" in crease/outer half of lower lashline
-Sugarpill "Lumi" applied wet to inner corners/lower lashline
-KVD tattoo liner pen
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

-Revlon "Mulled Wine"
-Morgana Cryptoria "Wisteria" directly in the center for dimension

We were trying to go for the gold vs. silver thing. I really like putting makeup on other people, it's fun to see how different colors look on people with different eye colors and complexions. I personally think Goldilux looks amazing on her. Just for fun, here are a few silly pictures from the Amanda-directed photoshoot. Try not to laugh :)

Sorry for the picture overload! Have a lovely Sunday! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

-Closed-162 Followers Giveaway!!

OK, so I had originally intended to do this giveaway at 100 followers, and then when that didn't happen 150 followers and THEN when that didn't happen..yeah. I'm at 162 followers right now, so we'll just go with that! (Please excuse these crappy photos, I took them quickly before class this morning.)

Brand new and unopened Wet n Wild "Lust" palette. I loved mine so much that I got one to give away. I think these have been discontinued and I got the last one at my CVS, lucky you! See my look using this palette here. Also a Wet n Wild Megalengths mascara. I've been using mine quite a bit lately, it works pretty well! It has one of those comb-like brushes.

China Glaze nail polish in "High Roller." This is pretty much the perfect red nail polish, which is something everyone needs. I never used this because I have a few other colors that are very similar to it. It's really pretty and I just hated seeing it get neglected.

2 Meow Cosmetics samples (one liner - "Typhoon" and one eyeshadow - "Kinkajou") along with five other eyeshadows that I sampled from my own collection. They are:
Glamour Doll Eyes "Drag Queen" - teal with pink shimmer
Persephone Minerals "Mars Crystal Power" - Sparkly Red/gold duochrome
Sugarpill "Lumi" - White with very noticeable turquoise shimmer/duochrome
Kryolan emerald green color. It doesn't have a's..emerald green. Very pretty.
Morgana Cryptoria "Witch's Wine" - wine/burgundy color with noticeable turquoise sparkles
These are a few colors that I thought were worth having. I tried not to pick any purples since the palette is mostly purple, and this next thing is purple.

Brand new full sized jar of Aromaleigh's "Frutti di Bosco." Aromaleigh has since closed down, so you can't get this color anymore. It's a gorgeous deep purple. See my swatch of this color here.

The winner will also receive a code for 25% off anything in my Etsy shop. :)

This giveaway IS open internationally, but this excludes the nail polish. It's a big hassle to ship nail polish internationally and the people at my local post office are JERKS and I really don't want to deal with them to be perfectly honest haha
If a non-US reader wins, I will give the nail polish away to a second place winner.

How to Enter:
-You must be a follower of this blog.
-For one entry, leave a comment here telling me what you'd like to see from my blog this year, what you like about my blog, etc. etc. It really doesn't matter, just say something, even if it's just about what you had for breakfast this morning.
-For an extra entry, follow me on twitter (anna_max) and tweet about this giveaway. Let me know your user name in your comment.
-For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway, or put it in your blogroll. Post a link in your comment so I can see! :)

BE SURE to leave your e-mail or some way for me to contact you in your comment, and to leave everything in one comment. This will be open for entries from now until March 1st.

Good luck!! ^-^

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes- Vegan Tubes of Win Review/Swatches

Every time Shiro releases something new I think so myself, "What will Caitlin think of next?" Just when I thought the company couldn't get any cooler, "Intertubes" appeared. Basically it is a collection of lip colors that are named and inspired by internet memes. Rickrolled, Longcat, Numa Numa are some examples. In my opinion, the idea is totally hilarious and unique. I love it. Honestly I was a little surprised there wasn't a "Mudkip" one! I purchased two within an hour of the release because I just couldn't resist.
I bought "Over 9000" and "Sad Keanu (purple, duh) and received samples of "Three Wolf Moon," "Yo Dawg," and "Robe and Wizard Hat."

I think the packaging is adorable. I love these tubes, they are very similar to the Latherati ones, only clear instead of black. The labels are waterproof as well, which is nice. They all have a cute little picture on the front that has to do with the meme. I love the Over 9000 one! I didn't watch much Dragonball Z as a kid, but I'm familiar with the meme. "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAND!!!!!"
These are all vegan, which is nice since a lot of people are vegan these days. Personally, that type of thing doesn't matter to me, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

Now onto the swatches. A couple of these didn't turn out looking quite like they do IRL, but I'll do my best to describe them as accurately as I can.Over 9000. This one is actually my favorite of the bunch. The color looks really good on me and it lasts forever. This one actually acts more like a stain, because the pink stays put on your lips long after the balm has worn off. It's a bit darker than it appears here. It has a light grapefruit scent that I love.

Sad Keanu. (It'd be hilarious to see a "Strutting Leo" one in the future! hehe) I had to get this one, purples always call to me! I had kind of a hard time getting an even application with this one, but it's totally worth it. The color is gorgeous! It's a perfect balance of blue and red tones, which is really hard to find. It looks more pink in the photo than it is, this one actually IS purple! I did notice this one stains too, but not as much as Over 9000. The scent is blackberry.

Please excuse the bad application on these next three. These are the ones in the pots, and since I don't have a lip brush I have to apply them with my finger.
Yo Dawg. "Yo dawg, I heard you like tv's so I put a tv in your tv so you can watch tv while you watch tv!" This one is similar in color to Over 9000, but much more sheer. It is, however, easily built up, which I like. The color just did not want to show up in pictures for some reason. It's actually a light fuschia-pink shade. The listing states that this is raspberry scented, but I didn't notice any scent.

Robe and Wizard Hat. Wow! For some reason I was not expecting much from this one, but it's gorgeous! The color reminds me of Morgana's "Turquoise" only without the pearly finish. It's easily built up to opaque, and the blueberry scent is yummy. This one does stain quite a bit, though, which can be a problem with blues. They can make you look like you're frozen, but I can't say if this one does that because I haven't worn it on my lips long enough.

Three Wolf Moon. Funny story, I bought this shirt (at Goodwill for $1!) the day I received these, but BEFORE I got home so I didn't even know. It was meant to be. And good thing too, because I love it! This is another one that didn't want to photograph accurately. For some reason it almost looks peach here, but it's actually a really pretty semi-sheer dark red that is also easily built up to opaque. This one has a cinnamon scent. Smells just like Big Red gum! The scent on this one is the most noticeable of the ones I have so if you're sensitive to smells, be aware of that. This one stains, but it's a lovely stain.

Now, THESE swatches are much more color-accurate. Just pretend these colors are on my lips, if you can. XD

Overall, I'm pretty impressed with these. They're very moisturizing(think Chapstick) and the color payoff is great. I think the "meme" theme is hilarious. I sort of can't stand when companies take themselves too seriously, so it makes me happy to see things like this. I would definitely buy these again. In fact, I hope to get Leeeerooooyyyy Jenkinssss when she opens her shop back up! The little picture on the front of that one is a bucket of chicken, which is just perfect.
You can get these from Shiro's etsy shop for $6.50 each. They are offered individually, but there is an option to buy the whole set or choose five.

I hope this review was helpful, and have a lovely evening! :)