Sunday, April 4, 2010

Contest Winner

Hello Lovlies!

I am finally back from my Spring Break!  The winner for my MAC Liberty of London Blog Giveaway is:

1. Hannah @antiquerose

Thank you to every one who entered, there were 93 entries in all.  From the list of all the comments, I used to create a random list, and #1 wins! 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Break

Hey all you beauties out there!  With this beautiful weather and spring break starting for me this weekend, I haven't really focused on any new blog posts!  I'll pick up where I left off when I get back... but in the meantime, I have decided to cut my MAC Liberty of London giveaway short, and I will do a draw for the winner when I reach 100 followers!  Yay! 

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the beginning of spring!

Monday, March 22, 2010

In and Out

Just a little update....

Limited Edition Colossal Black Diamond Mascara
Friends that make you cupcakes and brownies
Wet n Wild Color Icon Palettes
Vinyl Wall Cling Art
Kitty cat love- it's unconditional :)
Alice in Wonderland
Spring Break!

Men that let you down
Burnt out lightbulbs too high to reach without a ladder
Contemplating the monumental task of packing and moving
Cars that break down :(
Remembering there is no more coffee after I'm already in PJ's
Weird semester-long group projects

That's all I've got for today~ thanks for reading! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This collection has shot straight to the top of my current wishlist chart!  Rocker-girl chic with a black smokey eye has proven once again to be timeless!  It is my favorite way to drum up a little drama in my life.  The Runaways is a must see film about the infamous all girl band  from the 70's.  Thier signature smokey eyes are a must makeup look!  Check out Sephora for this rocking collection. 

It features Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Bronze 84, Aqua Eyes Shadow/Liner Pencil in Mat Black, and of course the best seller Aqua Smoky Lash in Extra Black. 


Thursday, March 18, 2010

I just want to take a moment to thank all my followers for participating
in my MAC Giveaway and for helping me spread the word about my blog! I really enjoy discussing and sharing all my beauty finds with you.  ♥

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

tinkerbell st patties day

I don't need much of an excuse these days to wear shimmers and sparkles, but given the theme of good old St. Patty's Day, all the more reason for green glitzy glam!!!

EOTD = Eye Of The Day

Now, here is what I used:

Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette
The green is 3rd fromt he left, 2nd from the bottom.  I used this color all over the lid. 
***If you want to experiment with color, these palettes are an inexpensive way to experience a highly pigmented variety of colors.  They are $19.95. 
There is a shimmer and a mixed version of this palette.

I used this on the inner corner and inner 1/3 of my lid.
Right: Loreal Hip Bright Shadow Duo- I used the dark green shadow in the outer corner of my lid,
all along the crease, and I lined the lower lash line with this.

I lined my water line on the bottom with MAC Feline- but any black waterproof liner will do the trick.
 The mascara is Benefit Badgal Plum.

Thanks for reading, and have a Happy St. Patty's Day!  Did you do anything special for the holiday?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The chatter is that James Cameron has confirmed that Titanic is being brought back to the silver screen once again, this time in 3D.  We can expect this appearance in 2012.  Even if you don't admit it out loud, the thought of the famous ship going down once again has a certain appeal.  A film that played on multiple emotions is sure to bring it once again with the 3D makeover.

Thoughts?  Is the 3D version something you would go to see?

Yes, it is another peachy nude lip! These are from the MAC collection Too Fabulous. 

Naked Liner Lip Pencil and Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass

VoilĂ !   This is what the two look like together:

Ok, ok!  So I will post soon with some actual color on my lips :)  I know the nude lip is not for everyone.  I just wanted to be sure to get up swatches of all my latest hauling,
which included an abundance of peachy nudes.  :)

Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 15, 2010

MAC Give Me Liberty of London Swatches

So, if you can't tell from my previous posts or my twitter chatter, I am overly obsessed with this collection.  I am not alone, as it is quickly selling out all over the place!  The pieces I want to feature today are the tinted lipglass in English Accents and the amplified lipstick in Blooming Lovely.  I really like it when MAC has amplified lipstick in their special edtion collections,it seems like they normally feature lustres.  The amplified lipsticks are much more intense and opaque in coverage. 

Not only are the product colors to die for, but the packaging is fab-u-lous!!! 
I ♥ it! 

Thanks for reading! 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Update:  3/31/10-  Thanks to everyone for participating!  I will announce the winner on Sunday, 4/4/10 when I return home from Spring Break. 

Yay!  The Liberty of London MAC collection is so fabulous,
I want to share it with all of you!!!

Now for the good stuff: 
Up for grabs
MAC Prim & Proper Powder Blush and Ever Hip Lipstick

I will be using to generate the winner and international entries are welcome!  I will give away these two awesome products when I reach 150  100  followers. 

Now for the rules:

1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. You have 3 chances to get entered
~Entry #1:  simply comment below with "Give Me Liberty of London Please!"
~Entry #2: do a blogpost about my Liberty of London Giveaway OR post a picture and link in your blog sidebar. Please remember to leave me a link to your blog.
~Entry #3: Tweet about my giveaway.  To enter this way, follow me on twitter and tweet this:

RT @MaquillageTalk MAC Liberty of London blog #giveaway! info here:

3.  Make sure you leave your email address or twitter username so I can contact
you if you are the lucky winner


 Good Luck and Thanks for Reading!

I had to have the new MAC Liberty of London nail laquer Blue India- and in one coat I swooned and was in love.  I have to start looking around for a dupe for this now, because I just can't imagine life without it!  I ended up buying two bottles of this little beauty!

This is one messy coat slapped on! :)

Then I was feeling inspired by the cool pattern on the box, designed by the one and only Liberty of London for this limited edition MAC collection... and got to considering my Konad toys that haven't been out to play in months.  So, here is what I came up:

I used the Konad plate M53
(the flower above my thumb)

White paint used: 
Konad Special Nail Polish White for the flower stamping;
Seche Nail Lacquer Porcelain for the french tips.

Using the Konad stamping system is a little complex at first, as you must work quickly to transfer stamp designs before the paint dries.  It did get easier with practice.  I am inspired and excited to try my hand at some more designs!  Two kinds of stamping plates I have used are Konad and GCOCL.  There is a wide variety, something for everyone! 

What are your thoughts on nail stamping? 
Have you seen any good dupes for the MAC Blue India?

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 12, 2010

To continue my earlier post on nude lips New Nude Lip Goodies- MAC  ...  here are some great examples of how to make it work!  Nude lips work on many faces, many skin tones, and can be very natural or very dramatic.  I love the versatility!


I hope this helped all you beauties out there!!! 

Thanks for checking it out :)

The ultimate trend I happened upon in the last year was the complementing a heavily lined eye with a nude lip.  I do so love a nude lip!  So, I tend to scoop up many nude lip products to try out, and now I am cycling through many offered by MAC.  I blogged about Myth and Creme d'Nude before, and I love them both, with Myth being my favorite, because I prefer a matte, opaque lipstick.

For the new nude lip goodies:

First up is Lip Erase Lip Balm, which is fantastic at cancelling out the color of your lip pigment in one applcation, and is a great base coat for a lipstick color on top of that.  It is long lasting, and very effective.  I have found that this is also amazing under any Lipglass, and the color of your lips become precisely the color of the Lipglass product.  The concept is the same for any lipcolor in any lipstick.  If you use this item, remember to apply the color with a brush or your finger, as the nude color lip balm will transfer onto your lipstick.

Featured next are two very differing tones of lipstick. One is very pale, and the other is dark.  The first lipstick is Equality, a creamy pale yellow beige Lustre Lipstick.  Next in the picture is Freckletone, which is a neutral peach Lustre Lipstick.

Lip Erase Lip Balm, Equality, Freckltone

Now get your nude lip on!  XX Muah!
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You can shop now at Cherry Culture and get a fabulous discount!!!  It is one of my favorite vendors of NYX products.  Some of my other favorites are Beauty Blender, L.A.Girls, Milani, and Jelly Pong Pong.  I will definately be browsing the L.A. Girls Rockstar Nail Polish and Milani Mineralize Blush!

Let me know what kind of hauling you love to do from Cherry Culture!  If this is your first time shopping there, let me know what kinds of treasures you find! 
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

From the Egyptians to Liz Taylor to Taylor Momson, eyeliner has been essential part of every woman's makeup regime.  Eyeliner is one of my favorite makeup items, ever.  The routine of putting it on, and the varying degrees of difference it makes can take you from subtle to dramatic in 60 seconds flat.  It is also an item that can take you from day to night.  It is a spectacular makeup buy.  Having tried dozens, and having had to learn and practice to make the most of them, eyeliners come in every color, and every cost imaginable.  I will outline my favorites from staples to splurges, and why.

My Holy Grail eyeliner is black, of course.  My favorite at the moment is MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline.  This is a limited edition color, but repeatedly shows up in new collections, and so is not difficult to obtain. This particular liner is creamy enough to apply smoothly with no tugging, and has staying power.  I can use it on my water line, and not worry about it pulling a disappearing act.  It is an intense black, and I love it!

Stila Topaz, MAC Feline, MAC Fascinating
Two more staple eye liners for me are the MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (white), and Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz (pinkish-peach).  These two are always in my kit because of their eye brightening capacities.  Fascinating is water resistant, and is long lasting.  Using this on the inner corner can add a luminous, brightening effect to those tired eyes.  Topaz is not as long lasting, but when used in the water line, it helps to open the eyes up and make them look larger.  It is a great way to cancel out pink waterlines, and is very wearable.  It is soft and smudgeable, and such a pretty color.
For eyeliner splurges, I mention 3 that I love, and continually keep on hand.  The newest addition to my love list is Maybelline Line Stilleto, which is a black liquid liner.  The applicator is a flexable fine tip, and the result is an easy to manage approach for creating a defined black line with liquid liner.  The black Benefit Bad Gal liner is a fabulous way to create a smokey shadow look, and this chunky pencil helps to creat that dark, smudgy rocker chic look.  The Benefit Eye Bright is a pale pinkish brightening liner, and when smudged into the inner corner, creates an alive and awake look. 

Benefit Bad Gal, Benefit Eye Bright, Maybelline Line Stilleto

Thanks for reading.  What are your favorites:  both must haves and splurges?