When MAC released their Style Black collection last fall, I fell in love with Baby Goth Girl. Only in the bottle though... let me explain. It is a deep black color with pink sparkles. The combination gives an overall appearance of a shimmery purple color. Unfortunately, on the nails it looks just looks purpley-black, no sparkle. At some angles in very bright lighting, you can see some sparkles, but the black polish is so opaque, that it subdues the glittery effect. The quality of this polish is the only redeeming part. This is one coat:
I am a sucker for accessories. However, I am on a shopping restriction right now, since I am gearing up to pay this semesters tuition, books, and blah blah blah.... so I have been "window" shopping. I have compiled a wishlist, which has been time consuming and satisfying, even though actual purchases weren't made. I should 'virtualy' shop more often!
So, here goes...
5. Crystal Pink Steampunk Butterfly Necklace- from Etsy seller LondonParticulars. I love things that have rough and tough elements, yet remain distinctly feminine. Gorgeous.
I alternate days of no makeup at all with days of a fully painted on face. I enjoy makeup on a wide spectrum like that. On a minimal day, I will use concealor, mascara, and chapstick. Other days, it is like building a ship. The time, effort, and supplies used would intimidate the amateur... muwahahaha... Just kidding. But I thought I would outline my current steps to achieve that flawless complexion upon which to build the real art- the eyes- providing endless topics for other postings. Keep in mind that I have oily/ combination skin, so my routine may not be appropriate for other skin types.
When it comes to my "beauty supplies" and organization of such... let's just say there is no shortage of supply, but always room for improvement in the organization department. Here is my vanity setup. I like to have a place for each thing, and then have each thing in it's place, but I also like to keep an eye on things. When my stuff is out in the open, I use it more often and don't forget about it. Although I like the way things look if they are neatly hidden away in storage containers, that system just doesn't seem to work well for me.
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1) Short square fingernails, painted dark colors. I am loving this look right now! Not only that, but they are so easy to take care of when kept so short, and quick to paint :) ! Of course it was the unpleasant ripping off a nail at the quick that made me rediscover this style.
When I think of Wet n Wild, I get nostalgic for my teen years when this was my go to drugstore cosmetic, so colorful and so affordable. Well, I have been hearing and reading chatter about a 2010 Wet n Wild overhaul. I was excited to see new eye shadow palettes at the local Rite Aid, and so I grabbed one, Lust. Each palette includes 3 matte shades and 3 "highly-pigmented effect shades." The pigmentation was so impressive that I returned to grab up the others, but was only able to get Greed and Pride. At 75% complete, I am now on the hunt for the final addition to my collection, Vanity. How fitting. The back label has a little diagram depicting areas of the lid that are often mentioned in makeup application instruction. Handy for the newbie. The shadows have a velvety, smooth consistancy and the colors are blend-able with great, intense and true color payoff, they are long wearing and didn't crease (I did use an eye shadow primer, as I always do). Priced at $4.99- I think these are well worth it and would give this new product 2 thumbs up!
Anyway... here are some swatches of the 3 palettes I did get:
(a dark purple with blue and pink sparkles)
(a dark plum metallic)
(a raspberry metallic)
It is official, on January 15, so get prepared!!! Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows will be available, finally! Also, you can visit KandeeJohnson's YouTube channel here, she gives a fabulous sneak peek at the actual palette!
Jan 16, 2010- This giveaway is now closed! The winner was "Heather". Check back for more free giveaways soon!
I will periodically have a free giveaway on my blog, and this time it is a full size "that gal" brightening face primer from Benefit!!
That Gal is a product that makes a dull complexion perk up a bit! Smooth this primer on a bare face for a little illuminating radiance, or use throughout the day for a refreshing pick-me-up! Apply it under makeup for a smoother application. One shade for all skin tones! Ingrediants: contains soothing raspberry and chamomile, combined with sweet almond and algae extracts to help skin retain its natural moisture, for a soft and silky finish.
Rules for the giveaway:
1. Follow my blog (sign in with google friend in the sidebar)
2. Leave a comment on this post and
describe your favorite "pick-me-up"
3. Open internationally!
4. Contest is open unitl Jan 15
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