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


 Jeweled Taupe

Bonne Nuit


Dark Heart


Sparklers at Dusk

Wood Sprite


Helter Skelter

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.

Friday, September 7, 2012

August Favorites and Most Used

I know it's a little late, but since it is still only the first week of September, I thought this would be within the acceptable time frame. I wore basically no makeup whatsoever all summer. It was too hot and I was too gross. I also had not really been painting my nails because summer was so hectic. I am glad it is cooling down and I am less busy. I love reading these posts and doing them myself, I just feel like I never use enough items to warrant making a post. Well this month I used so many things so often I thought I could legitimately write a favorites/most used post.

In no specific order here are the items I used most, or just really loved this past August:

ELF Eyebrow Kit Medium

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

Darling Girl Glitter Glue

Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Maya

Moon Rabbit Cosmetics Natural Shimmer, Fairytale Romance

ORLY Space Cadet, Halley's Comet, Fowl Play

Haus of Gloi Perfume Oil Zazz

I have been without fail been using Maybelline Mega Plush and the ELF eyebrow kit everyday. Even if I don't do anything else, I have been wearing these two items. For about half of the month I have been using Darling Girl Glitter Glue with Fyrinnae's Rapunzel Had Extensions all over the lid and doing a winged liner with the Kat Von D liner. For the other half of the month I have been using Darling Girl Glitter Glue with two new colors I have made (they will be available soon). I recently bought my first ORLY polishes and I have been wearing them like crazy! And what can I say about Zazz from Haus of Gloi. It smells to me, just like raspberry ginger ale which reminds me of christmas eve at my grandparents, so whats not to love?

What have you been wearing most often this month?

Everyday is an adventure.