DIY MAC Christmas Ornament

December 11, 2013 | Beauty | 2 Comments »


So you’ve got an extra empty MAC eyeshadow laying around, but not quite enough for B2M? Why not turn it into a snazzy Christmas ornament? All I did was dab some eyelash glue on the inside of the empty pan and sprinkle some silver glitter mixed with pigment for added color. Shake the eyeshadow container lightly to fully coat the pan and dump out any excess. Otherwise it will fall out when you go to hang it up. Before closing the eyeshadow, take an ornament ribbon or piece of string and close it in between the eyeshadow container (get it in the hinge). It might be difficult to close depending on the thickness of the ribbon. So try and keep that in mind while picking out the ribbon/string. Then hang that bad boy on your tree, take a step back, and admire the beauty.

December 2013 Wishlist

December 2, 2013 | Beauty, Wishlist | 2 Comments »


1. Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Edition Vol. III – $10.00
Five travel-friendly eye shadows in vintage artistry inspired palette. Create a multitude of eye-catching looks with this stylishly petite palette. Each of the five colorful shades is ultrawearable and suitable for all skintones. Mix and match or apply wet or dry—the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

2. Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick in Rose Précieux 311 – $36.00
An intense semi-matte lipstick and leather accessory in one. More than a lipstick, this is the new accessory for women’s lips. Encased in genuine leather that’s soft and supple to the touch, this long-lasting lipstick perfectly defines lips in one stroke.

3. Fresh Sugar Treasures – $50.00
The very best of the Sugar Lip Collection, with a shade for every occasion. Sweeten the holidays and find a shade for every occasion while protecting your lips. This collection of seven tinted lip treatments delivers the power of sugar, a natural humectant, to prevent moisture loss while protecting lips from the sun’s harmful rays.

4. Clinique Happy Heart 1.7 oz – $48.00
A wealth of flowers. A hint of warmth. A deepening of emotions. Wear it and have a happy heart. Notes: Water Hyacinth, Mandarin, Cucumber, Yellow Primrose, Blond Woods. Style: Fresh. Warm. Optimistic.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette: Part 2

November 26, 2013 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 6 Comments »


Here are some photos of a look I did today using the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette. I used Buzz on my lid, Burnout in my crease, Nooner on the outer corner of my crease, Dust on the inner corner of my eye, Liar on the inner part of my lower lash line, Blackheart on the outer part of my lower lash line, and Strange as my highlighter.

I absolutely LOVE how the shadows applied. I didn’t need to build them up and there wasn’t a ton of fallout. Dust did kind of leave me with specks of glitter on my face, but it’s no big deal really. The look I ended up with made it worth the trouble. My husband couldn’t stop complimenting my eye makeup. Is that weird? I’m not sure how many other gals husbands or boyfriends are as involved in their beauty addictions like mine is. He’s always asking what I used and complimenting me afterward. But today he really couldn’t stop staring and telling me how great it looked. I have to agree with him. This is by far my favorite palette of all time. When it comes back in stock I’m totally buying another to have as a backup. And I NEVER buy backup palettes. But I can just tell this bad boy is going to get used often.

I know this doesn’t seem like much of a review, but I don’t know what more to say. It’s an amazing palette and the shadows applied to my lids exactly how they swatched on my hand. They’re nicely pigmented and just great quality all around. You can create a number of neutral looks to wear to work, school, or wherever! I can totally see this even working wonderfully for bridal makeup.

Well done, Urban Decay! Well done!


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