Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Beauty

Fall is quickly approaching and I couldn’t be happier. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not looking forward to nine solid months of rain, but I do love wearing sweaters, smelling fires (the hearth kind, not the forest kind), and I LOVE how the makeup colors change in the fall! Wine stained lips, dark polish, amber and deep purple colored shadows… Since I am perpetually a pale Northwest girl, I don’t do well with the bronzed summer looks and love seeing the deep colors that look perfect on my (really, really) pale skin. I have taken time to look over the fall trends seen in the magazine, ads, and runway shows and will give you guys the lowdown on what is hip, hot, and happening this fall.

Berry Stains: There is nothing that says fall like deep stained lips. This is a great trend for someone who is not ready for a full dark lip to pair with those warm fall sweaters. Simply dab on a berry colored lipstick with your ring finger and add a little clear gloss.

Orange Lipstick: Okay, you are thinking “What?” I honestly never thought I could wear orange as I tend to picture that crazy dayglo orange Avon lipstick my mom had in the 70s, but today’s oranges are beautiful. Look for one with a slight pink tone and one that is more of a light wash of color, not fully opaque. Oranges look gorgeous with purple shadows, too (another fall trend).

Green Shadow: I am loving this trend, ever since I learned how to wear green with my green eyes. Think lots of black liner to define the difference between “eye” green and “shadow” green. Even if you are not ready for a whole green eye look, try a neutral eyeshadow with a deep green below your lower lashes. This is a great way to try any bold color for the first time.

Black Liner: Black liner is making its way back this season. On the runway the liner is very thick and nothing you’d ever where out of a club…not that I do that anymore! Ha! But a bit of black along the waterline will smudge down to your lash line giving you the look without looking like you partied all night (or were so busy with the kids you forgot to remove it from the day before).

Metal shadows: I have loved metallic shadows for years, but only recently have they gotten visibility. They are actually the perfect daytime eye when worn as a wash with brown mascara and neutral lips. I wore some silver shadow the other day and got a great compliment from my husband.

I think what I like best about the fall trends this year is that while they are expected for this time of year; they are done in a fresh way and more wearable to those of us not walking a cat walk.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yes! New Osa Bella!

Oh happy day! Osa Bella has posted a new chapter.

TWITARDED: Osa Bella - Chapter 25 "Concerning Vampires" [Twilight FanFiction]


Okay, I seriously need to get back in to writing. Just posting my thoughts to who knows who out in cyberspace. LOL! I have a piddly 6 followers. Hmm...I need more. That would encourage me. Anyone out there? Knock knock. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Glitter Overload!!!

I LOVE GLITTER!!! Okay, now that I have stated the obvious, if you know me, here's my review of a new launch!

I got a chance to pre-order for Digi Pops and Dare to Wear at my local stand alone today. I LOVE the new lipstick – I am a glitter nut! It was hard to do, but I narrowed my pre-order to three and one of the Dare to Wear lipglasses. The lipglasses are OMG to die for! Totally opaque and metallicy. I picked Ban This! as it was so unique for my collection. Bold and Brash is hot, but probably not something I would wear a ton. It is kind of like Queens Sin in metal form. Gimme That! was also great, but very similar to the bold fuchsia that came out with Fafi. Just more opaque.

As for the Dazzle Lipsticks, it was really hard to pick. Liquid Lurex is like Vex in lipstick form. The only thing was that it is very sheer and the green tone might look a bit odd over other colors. There are a few others that are gorgeous, but have to be worn over something. I picked out Naughty You, Snazzy, and Smash Hit. Smash Hit will have to go over other colors, but its gorgeous!

Sorry, but no photos. The lead MA was in the store and she would freak if I brought out the camera! LOL!

And I am so very sad. I just found out my fav MA - and all around great lady - is leaving the store and moving to So Cal. Which sucks for me, but at least I can see her on our visits. She is hoping to be at South Coast, so if you go in there in a month, be sure to see if Shante is working.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

4th of July EOTD

Here is my 4th of July EOTD (eyes of the day). I really liked this blue look. Please ignore the gray in my hair...I just got it colored and about 4 inches taken off, but this photo was from before that! Ugh!

Products Used:
MAC Painterly PP
MAC Clear Sky Blue pigment (Pro)
MAC Mutiny pigment (LE)
MAC Blue pigment (discontinued - I found mine on eBay)
MAC Deep Truth e/s (perm)
MAC Reflects Blue pigment (LE)
MAC Smolder liner

I did A LOT of blending on this one. I hope you like it!
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