Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Am A Slacker

As the title suggests, I have been slacking lately. I have been in the cruel cycle of getting sick, being well for a day and falling ill again. I think I am finally healthy again and I have been wearing some sort of makeup everyday, mostly lipstick <3

Today I want to send you over the the MRC side of the blog to take a look at the first real eye look I have done this year (I liked it so much I have worn it twice already!) I hope you enjoy =)









Every day is an adventure.




Thursday, November 29, 2012

*GIVEAWAY* Moon Rabbit Cosmetics

Just a quick post to let you know that Moon Rabbit Cosmetics is having a giveaway.
For details, click here.



Friday, October 19, 2012

Moon Rabbit Cosmetics - Special Force Collection Launch

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with you Moon Rabbit Cosmetics' Fall line as it is finally available for purchase. As an added bonus, all of the special force collection shadows are buy 2 get 1 free (works for sample baggies AND full size jars).








Based off some of my favorite characters from Dragon Ball Z, Ginyƫ Tokusentai. They are one of the most ridiculous and probably sparkliest characters in the whole series. Boiled down, they are a mix of Power Rangers and Sailor Moon. How could you not love that?! I don't know if you enjoy watching anime, but you will definitely love the shadows they inspired!


Commander - deep purple bursting with violet and silver shimmers




Red Magma - white with red shift, and full of gold shimmers




Blue Hurricane - bright blue with a subtle gold shift




Ultra Eraser Gun - peachy orange with a gold shift




Time Freeze - lime green with blue shimmers







What do you think of this collection? I had a blast working on it. The colors, I think, are quite beautiful and look wonderful over a variety of different primers and bases. You can wear them as a sheer everyday eye look just over a primer like UDPP, or you can really amp up the color using a foiling medium or colored bases. The versitility really makes it like you have 20 different shadows instead of just five! I exaggerate a little, but you know what I mean.


Would you wear any of these colors? Do you think these colors make a good fall collection? How would you put these colors together to create a look?






Every day is an adventure.





Monday, October 15, 2012

Wet N Wild Lipstick Swatches

Hey everyone! I have been M.I.A. lately. Things have gotten busy at home and I was sick, had a week full of headaches and the ATTACK OF THE KILLER ALLERGIES!!! Anyway, no excuses, just giving you all an update. As I have been trying to go through and swatch all my lipsticks it seems that this post magically disappeared. I do not know why, anyways... Today is going to be full of Wet N Wild spam!





Coral-ine
 
Rose-bud

 Vamp It Up


Purty Persimmon

24 Carrot Gold

Cherry Picking

Swatches
swatched over bare skin

 Coral-ine, Rose-bud, Vamp It Up, Purty Persimmon, 24 Carrot Gold, Cherry Picking

 
Coral-ine, Rose-bud, Vamp It Up


Purty Persimmon, 24 Carrot Gold, Cherry Picking















Things I love, these lipsticks. Things I don't love so much, how difficult Vamp It Up is to work with. I love the color. It is just perfect for fall, it just needs a little help. I recently picked up a few dark purple lip liners to see how the work with Vamp It Up. Cherry Picking is just an awesome red. I think many people could wear this red and look just wonderful. 24 Carrot Gold and Purty Persimmon however, are a bit more difficult for everyone to pull off. I am not sure if I have the right skin tone for Purty Persimmon, but I do know that I do NOT like how 24 Carrot Gold looks on me. I am going to try to layer it with glosses and see if I can make it work for me. I am loving Rose-bud and Coral-ine. Rose-bud is a perfect dusty rose. I have forsaken Tea Rose from NYX and have since replaced it with Rose-bud as my perfect office lipstick. (Coral-ine, honestly was mostly purchased because of the name. I love corals and I really loved the book Coraline. It is what it is. At least I am honest.=] ) Coral-ine is a pretty orangy, pinky, red that I just can't get enough of! It seems to be a less orange and more red/pink version of NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick. My current love of the NYX Matte Lipstick line. It seems there are not many lipsticks that I have purchased that I am not totally in love with. I think I have a disease.

The only color I am not fond of at all, is 24 Carrot Gold. Do you have any tips or tricks to make this lipstick work? Is it worth it or a lost cause?
What is your favorite Wet N Wild lipstick? Are there any that I do not have that I really must pick up?





Everyday is an adventure

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Black & White Challenge - Day Six

So I know I have taken a serious break from the black and white challenge. Do not worry I didn't forget or give up. I have been relatively busy and didn't have much time to paint my nails, and every time I did, I was not pleased with the results. Today's post is:

Color Base With White



I used:
China Glaze - I'm With The Life Guard
China Glaze - Some Like It Haute
China Glaze - Techno
Pure Ice - Super Star
Cheeky Plate - CH5


I am not so much a fan of how the accent nail turned out, but I am loving I'm With The Life Guard.
What do you think?




Every day is an adventure.



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Moon Rabbit Cosmetics - Special Force Collection EOTD

Seeing as I am almost ready to launch the fall collection I thought I would give to a sneak peek by sharing a look I did recently with three of the shadows. I used Commander, Time Freeze and Red Magma.


This is a fairly simple look, and honestly I am sure anyone could do it. I started out by patting Darling Girl Glitter Glue all over my lid. I have been playing with it and I am in love. I do find, though, that if you use too much it will crease like nobody's business.


Next I took commander and patted it all over the outer 1/2 of my lid, went slightly higher than my crease and created a v shape.

Then I patted Time Freeze all over my lid, blending it with Commander.


Lastly I placed a small amount of Red Magma in the inner corner and under my brow bone. I blended some into the crease to soften the line a little and done! All you need to do is add mascara and you are ready to go!


**these were the pressed versions of the shadows as I was trying to test out how well they would hold up as well as how the application would be**

What do you think of this look? Do you like to wear purples with greens? I will say I had a hard time capturing all the sparkles that are in the shadows. Are you excited about the release of this collection?





Every day is an adventure.




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Darling Girl Mishmash of Swatches


Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday. Finally the week is half over! Today I want to share with you the last few swatches from my last purchase with Darling Girl Cosmetics. Don't worry though because I have a ton more Darling Girl swatches to share with you (lip products)!
 
Versilia - is a beautiful, neutral, peachy/pink pearl with subtle, silvery-blue iridescence.
Jeweled Taupe - is an amazing, metallic, bronzey taupe with multi-colored shimmer like tiny little jewels ribboned through it.
Bonne Nuit -  is a gorgeous, matte base with a touch of soft violet sheen.
Scarecrow - is so much cooler than my pics can show. Applied dry, it looks like a dark base with a fiery shimmer of gold and copper, but when foiled or wetlined, it morphs into a rich, coppery brown with copper and gold sparkles.
Dark Heart - is a blackened violet on a metallic burgundy base shot with blue and pink sparkle.
Socialite - is a rich royal blue with strong turquoise flash.  It looks amazing over a black base or eyeliner, as the turquoise really comes to life.
Sparklers at Dusk - is a smokey, blue taupe with subtle orange interference.
Wood Sprite - is such a pretty, plummy taupe with red/orange flashes and golden green "diamond dust" sparkle. (Diamond Dust eye shadows are made with a super-lustrous glitter that shines like, well... diamonds. Pictures cannot do them justice.)
Spellbound - deep charcoal gray with with copper shift and pink sparkles.
Helter Skelter - Is it grey? Is it green?  Is it brown?  No it's taupe, with gold iridescence and a sprinkling of pink sparkles.



 Versilia, Jeweled Taupe, Bonne Nuit, Scarecrow, Dark Heart
Socialite, Sparklers at Dusk, Wood Sprite, Spellbound, Helter Skelter

 
 Versilia

 Jeweled Taupe

Bonne Nuit


Scarecrow


Dark Heart


Socialite


Sparklers at Dusk


Wood Sprite


Spellbound


Helter Skelter

 
 Swatches
swatched over bare skin - no base


Versilia, Jeweled Taupe, Bonne Nuit, Scarecrow, Dark Heart




Socialite, Sparklers at Dusk, Wood Sprite, Spellbound, Helter Skelter



 Socialite - look at how pretty this is!


Out of all of these pretty colors, my favorites would have to be, Scarecrow, Dark Heart and Socialite. They are very unique very pretty colors. I surprisingly did not just totally love Jeweled Taupe. It's nice, but it is just not my color. So many people raved about it but it just isn't as amazing as some of the other shadows Darling Girl has to offer. I can see Scarecrow getting a lot of use this fall.

What colors do you like best? Do you have any of them?
How would you pair these colors together? I am thinking I need to do Bonne Nuit, Scarecrow and Dark Heart together very soon.




  Everyday is an adventure.