Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Go With the Flow EOTD

I wanted to do a look with a really sharp line instead of smokey like I usually do, and this is what I came up with. I wore this to a Queens of the Stone Age concert. I was there the entire time, but couldn't see them at all. They sounded good, but it would have been cool to actually see the stage. Being 5'1" has a lot of disadvantages. I've actually liked QotSA since about 2002, right when they first came out, so I was happy to get to go. I honestly had no idea they were as famous as they are, though, and unfortunately I'm not very familiar with their new stuff. Oh well, it was still good. If you didn't know, this look is named after what's probably their most popular song.

-Sugarpill "Bulletproof" for the outline and the inside of the wing
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy all over center and inner lid
-Moi Minerals "Galaxy" all over main lid
-Shiro Cosmetics "Articuno" inner lid/corners
-Persephone Minerals "Mercury Aqua Rhapsody" applied wet on lower lashline
-NYX "Milk" on waterline
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto black mascara
-Kat Von D tattoo liner pen

I used Clinique blush in "Smoldering Plum" on the hollows of my cheeks and Morgana Cryptoria "Wisteria" with a sheer pink gloss on top on the lips.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to show off my Whimsy Beading earrings. It seems like you're not really a beauty blogger unless you've got some Whimsy Beading jewelry. I first heard about them from Phyrra, and I've purchased from them a few times. Their stuff is gorgeous! I had these earrings custom made, but you can get them in their shop, they're called "Anna's Cotton Candy.
I highly recommend purchasing from this shop! They're really nice and super talented as you can see. I think they're having a sale going on right now where you can get 20% off with the code JOEY20. I'm not sure how long it lasts, though.

Well, I'm off to work on an Illustrator project. Joy! I'll leave you with the Queens of the Stone Age song I named this post after :)
Is it just me, or does the music video seem to be a huge metaphor for penetration? o.O

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Really Quick Dramatic EOTD with Fyrinnae and Sugarpill

I wanted to post this look really quick. I only did one eye because I was just playing around with New Moon's Light, but it turned out pretty cool so I thought I'd share!

-NYX "Milk" as a base (since this wasn't meant to be worn very long)
-Fyrinnae "New Moon's Light" all over the main lid and winged out
-Fyrinnae "Sequined Master" patted on top of New Moon's Light
-MAC Feline black eyeliner on lower lashline and winged out just below NML
-Sugarpill "Bulletproof" all over lower lashline and blended out just a bit
-Sugarpill "Tako" as a highlight
-NYX Milk again on waterline
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto black mascara

That's it! It was actually pretty simple, but it's super dramatic. I really like this formula, with the dark black on the lower lashline and one main bright color on the lid. I've really fallen in love with Bulletproof!

Have a lovely evening!

Some Fyrinnae Swatches

A couple of weeks ago, I placed a loooong overdue Fyrinnae order. I'd been seeing lots of awesome looks and realized I had NONE of the Arcane Magic colors. That needed to change, so I placed a small order. I got three Arcane Magics(plus a free sample), and two others. These definitely did not disappoint.
All of these are swatched over Pixie Epoxy, except for New Moon's Light (because it's a matte, not compatible with PE) is over NYX Milk.

I also split them up so you can see them a little better. These are ridiculously complex colors.
This color is BRIIIIIIIGHT! Woah! I wasn't expecting it to be this bright, it looks much softer in the photo on the website. I was also expecting it to be more purple, but to me this is a vivid, royal blue. I'm not disappointed, though, because this color is freaking awesome and I don't have any others like it. It's mostly matte, but it has a little bit of a satin finish. Just a bit.

I love this one. It's a super shimmery mint green. I love mint green eyeshadow. This one reminds me a lot of "Princess Jupiter" from Persephone, only a lot sparkly-er...if that's a word.

This is what I would call a sexy eyeshadow. The color is perfect for that smokey, sultry, look and it looks AMAZING paired with black. This color is very complex, and a must have in my opinion! It looks orange on the website, but it's not at all. It's hard to describe what color it is, but to me it looks like soft reddish burgundy with gold sparks. You kind of just have to see it in person.

I love this one! It's one of the prettiest purples I've seen and it's loaded with sparkles. It looks amazing over Pixie Epoxy.

This color is not from the Arcane Magic collection (along with New Moon's Light) so it's not really that complex, but it's definitely beautiful. I love forest greens like this, not too dark or too light, and the finish on this one is perfect.

Okay, this is the color I got as a free sample. This is one of those colors that makes you say "WTF" in a good way. There are so many different colors going on here I don't even know which is the main one. At first it looks like a dark brown, but then there's a very strong green/teal sparkle, then pinks and magenta. In short, this color is "What is this I don't even." I absolutely LOVE it. I cannot wait to wear this, it's one of the most gorgeous and complex colors I've ever seen.

Well, there you have it. Did I cause you to want to go place another Fyrinnae order? Fortunately, if you're like me, I don't think you can ever have enough Fyrinnae. At just $2.00 for mini jars(which is all you really need), you really can't go wrong. I'm looking at the rest of the Arcane shades, especially Dragonmagic, Evocation, Faerie Glamour, and Sorceress. I'm hoping I can eventually have all of them, they're really impressive.

Let me know what you think of these! Have a lovely week!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cherry Blossoms NOTD

I can't take full credit for this manicure, I got the idea from MissChievious from Youtube. I don't really watch her videos often, but this one really caught my eye. Obviously I didn't use the same colors she did, but it turned out pretty similar. I figured it would be appropriate, what with all the chaos going on in Japan right now. I can't believe all the negativity I've been hearing about this makes me really sad.

I used China Glaze "Refresh Mint" as the main color, black Stripe Rite for the branches, Wet n Wild for the white, and Zoya "Happi" for the pink in the flowers. I love how this looks, the color combination looks so refreshing and springy. Refresh Mint is probably my favorite nail polish of all time.

Have a lovely evening!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just Another St. Patrick's Day EOTD

I know they're probably flooding your feed and getting on your nerves, sorry. I'm also sorry for being absent so much lately. It's not like anyone's on the edge of their seat waiting for me to post a blog, but I know I find myself thinking "What ever happened to ___?" School is what happened to me. Last week was spring break and as soon as I got back I was loaded with assignments. I'm done (for now), though, so I'm happy about that.
Enough about me, here's the look. Just eyes today, my skin is NOT pretty lately and trust me you don't wanna see it.
A little blurry to show the glitter.

-Pixie Epoxy (just on the lower lashline)
-Shiro Cosmetics "Budew" all over main lid
-Fyrinnae "Eternal Innocence" in crease
-Persephone Minerals "Jupiter Oak Evolution" on lower lash line and winged out
-Persephone Minerals "Princess Jupiter" inner corners
-MAC Feline eyeliner on waterline
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto black mascara
-Kat Von D tattoo liner in "Trooper" on upper lashline

I really like how this turned out, but it didn't really transfer well into pictures. It looked much better IRL. Jupiter Oak Evolution looks AMAZING. I don't normally wear really glittery eyeshadows so I haven't gotten the chance to wear this color yet, but it VERRRRRY sparkly and pretty. It was the perfect color for St. Paddy's Day, even though I didn't do anything. (I'm not 21 yet, what's the point?) I also really love Budew, it's one of my favorite greens that I have. I just felt like being festive today. I know I don't look like it, but I am very Irish on my mom's side.

*On a completely unrelated but very important note, if you have bought lipsticks from Morgana Cryptoria, you should read this post that the owner made yesterday. She has recalled some of her lipsticks because of some incorrect ingredient information from her supplier, as well as found out some of them contain carmine (making them non-vegan). If this concerns you, you really should check it out. I have a few of the recalled ones and e-mailed Melissa about it. She replied almost immediately and offered either a refund, store credit, or exchange. I think it really shows integrity that she came right out and let everyone know what was up immediately. I can think of a few companies who could learn a thing or two from this lady...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Giveaway Winner! Finally! Woo!

AWRIIIIGHT I finally totalled up all the entries for the giveaway and found a winner. I put everyone's entries in a list and then randomized it, THEN found a random number. So it was double random.

And the winner is...............
Robyn!! Congrats! This song goes out to you!
You're a winner. ^-^

In other news, I'm back from my half spring break vacation in Savannah, GA so I'll get back on my regular schedule. I got my Fyrinnae order so I plan on playing in that right about now.

Have a lovely evening!