Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dior Stylish Move FOTD

I am so badly in need of getting back to my routines! I have let my cleaning system go, been winging the daytime routine, and I feel like there is never enough time in my day. There never is enough time when I waste it. After this Easter weekend, I will be ready to hit the reset button.

I am using Stylish Move today, and I am not sure why I didn't give this palette a fair chance. I have had it for months, and I have barely touched it. It is less shimmery than Iridescent Leather, and I love the color combination.





FACE
MUFE HD Neutral Primer
NARS Sheer Glow + Revlon Photoready
NARS Loose Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
Dior Stylish Move
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
Hard Candy Living Doll

LIPS
MAC Lavender Whip
Korres Light Purple Cheery Oil Gloss

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More Dior FOTD

I am still using Iridescent Leather, this time for a softer shadow and strong cat eye. I love black eyeliner too much!


FACE
MUFE HD Neutral Primer
NARS Sheer Glow + Revlon Photoready
NARS Loose Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
Dior Iridescent Leather
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
NARS Deep Throat

LIPS
Lancome Chris & Tell

Blush Swatches!

I have been on quite a blush kick lately. With the upcoming 15% off coming up at Sephora, I thought it was a good time to get an idea of what I have. I realize I forgot to swatch my Dior Dentelle in this post, but I have a swatch here.












Monday, March 29, 2010

Neutral Browns and Beige FOTD

I have decided to use my Dior palettes all week. After seeing swatches of the new one called Crush Glow, I wanted to show the love to my current babies. Crush Glow may be a nice addition!

I am starting off with Iridescent Leather, which was my introduction to Dior. Five shimmery neutral shades full of pretty.



FACE
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Primer
NARS Sheer Glow
NARS Loose Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
Dior Iridescent Leather
BB Chocolate Shimmer Ink
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
BB Aruba Bronzer
MAC Spaced Out

LIPS
L'Oreal Aishwarya's Beige
MAC Bare Necessity

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In Honor of The Gray Weather....

Here are swatches of all of my gray eye shadows.




Saturday, March 27, 2010

Some Weekend Blog Reading

Amidst my spring cleaning today I have taken a few computer breaks. Here are some of my favorite reads:


Check out Temptalia's review of Dior Crush Glow Palette! This is going on the top of the wish list.

KarlaSugar has new lip swatches of Lipstick Queen Fifteen Minutes of Fame Glosses. I have been wanting to try these.

TooMuchBlush has some swatches of MAC's Prep For Color eyeshadows. I love me some neutrals!

TheBeautyLookBook has pretty pictures of Dolce & Gabbana Spring makeup. Gorgeous.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tiny Shiny Custom Jewelry : Solomon Lane Jewelry

Meet my sister Naomi. She is pretty awesome. She also makes awesome jewelry. I mean, even if she wasn't related to me and paid me for the haircuts I give her in jewelry, I would freakin love her stuff!

She can customize names, dates, initials, or any ideas you have for a piece of jewelry. I think they are perfect gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, or any occasion you want to remember.

Here is the link to her shop : Solomon Lane Jewelry


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gaga Oh La La!

Okay I don't listen to Lady Gaga, but I do love the lipstick!

Today was a fun trip to the Zoo. It was very last minute. My sister in law invited me at 11 the night before. I knew the kids would have fun, and the weather was perfect.

I am loving the combo of L'Oreal Primer, Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer, and Benefit Hello Flawless. My makeup lasted all day with no touch ups. I was out walking for at least 2 hours today, so that is a miracle!


FACE
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Primer
Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Hello Flawless
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
MAC Style Snob all over
MAC Inventive in outer V
MAC Twillery
BB Black Mauve Shimmer Ink
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
MAC Azalea Blossom
Guerlain Pink Fresh Meteorites

LIPS
MAC Lady Gaga

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things......

Had to put this in :)


Here are some things I am loving right now. I am definitely ready for spring!


1. NARS Niagara

I love the NARS sleek packaging, and the lipstick has a very faint herbal scent. It looks so bright in the tube, but it is fairly sheer with one swipe. The color can be built for a brighter lip.


2. Lipstick Queen


Just look at the pretty metal tubes all lined up. Sinners are highly pigmented and matte. They need a lip balm underneath, but deliver an intense classic lip. Medieval is a sheer red stain. It is glossy and versatile. Saints have less pigment than Sinners, but are still quite pigmented. They are almost like a stain, but glossy. The last is called Butterfly Ball. They are a lip treatment with a touch of color.
Overall I have yet to be disappointed with a lip product from the Lipstick Queen!




3. Dior Vintage Pink Dentelle Blush

Could this blush have a longer name? I love the lacey design, and the color is a lovely peachy pink flush. It isn't too shimmery either. I will have trouble using the outer edges and ruining the pretty lace. The middle swatch is the two colors mixed.




4. Benefit Sugarbomb

Cute little box! Inside are four different colors of powder that smell sweet and have a some shimmer.

It is just enough for a slight glow. I can use this as a subtle blush, or a highlight over blushes.




5. Kat Von D Ludwig Palette

This is a great combination of neutrals that can be used for many looks.

I love the tattoo design on the outside. I find the shadows are highly pigmented, and there isn't a single one I don't use. Jojoba at MyMakeupReviews has done very detailed reviews of all of Kat's palettes, and they helped convince me to try this brand.


Red Lips Courtesy of The Lipstick Queen

I love Lipstick Queen products, and I was able to get Rouge Sinner recently. I have had this on the wish list for awhile, so I was glad the color did not disappoint.

The Sinner formula is matte and highly pigmented, sometimes I feel the need for a balm underneath though.

The best place to order is usually Barney's website. They have free shipping about every week or so, so just sign up for email.


FACE
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Primer
Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
Kat Von D Ludwig Palette
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
UD Exhale

LIPS
Lipstick Queen Rouge Sinner

Monday, March 22, 2010

Some Plum FOTD

I wanted to use MAC Summer Rose today, so I went with a plum theme.




FACE
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Primer
Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Hello Flawless
BB Corrector
BB Concealer Kit
Lancome Taupe Brow Pencil

EYES
UDPP
MAC Satin Taupe all over #2
MAC Nocturnelle in outer V #3
MAC Naked Lunch in inner corner #1
MAC Magnetic Fields on lower lash line #4
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
MAC Summer Rose

LIPS
Lipstick Queen Goodbye


Here are some pictures of the the things I used today:




And some plum nails from last week!