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Look of the Day - 12.27.2011 UD Naked2 Palette

Dec 27, 2011

Hey There!

So if you haven't heard, I kinda had a baby!  Since I have been running on fumes because of the lack of sleep around here, I really haven't been doing much to my face.  I did find the time to order and then obsess over Urban Decay's Naked2 Palette.  I absolutely love this palette and it really has saved my makeup life.  I can literally do my eye makeup in like 5-10 minutes which is about all the time I have.

Today I used Chopper, Tease, Snakebite and Blackout from the palette and this will definitely be my go to look from now on.  I love it!
PRODUCTS USED:
This is how dazed I look from the lack of sleep... So TIRED!


Face:  
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NW40
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - New Guinea

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Plus (set concealer under eyes and brighten that area)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep (contour)

Eyes:  
Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector - #4
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40 (even out eye area and define arch of brows)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow - Tease (crease)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow - Chopper  (inner corner)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow - Snakebite (lid and crease)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow - Blackout (lightly on lid and crease)
- smudged Tease, Chopper, Snakebite and Blackout on lower lash line -
MAC Eye Kohl - Feline (upper lash line)
Bare Escentuals Buxom Eye Liner -  Pearl (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Mascara - Black
Cheeks:
MAC Blush - Raizin
Lips:
Chapstick!
That's it!  Did you haul the Naked2 Palette?  Blog about it?  Well let me know in the comments!

Merry Christmas!!

Dec 24, 2011

Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Years!  Happy Holidays 

ROCK A RED LIP AND CELEBRATE!

Makeup Organization and Storage - Part 2

Dec 18, 2011

Finally, here is part 2 of my makeup set up.  The crazy thing is that I have already moved a few things around from part 1 but it's always changing. 

Behind my desk I have these two Sterilite Drawers that contain some makeup and hair products.  Since this post is about makeup, I will only focus on the 6 drawer Sterilite tower that holds my makeup.

Drawer 1 includes some large makeup palettes.
Drawer 2 includes some smaller makeup palettes.
Drawer 3 has samples and other miscellaneous items.


Drawers 4, 5 and 6 all contain Bare Escentuals Eye Shadows.  They are stacked about 3 containers high in every drawer.  I have a lot of these.

Next up, I have a floor shelf that is actually half of a display case that I purchased at an auction when I worked at BE Corporate.  It is really heavy and I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it in the long run.  I have a full length mirror and some BE kits sitting on top of it. 

In these two drawers I keep most of my BE face products such as foundation, mineral veil, radiances and blushes.

And that is pretty much everything!  Let me know if you have any questions about specific products or my set up.

Makeup Organization and Storage - Part 1

Dec 12, 2011

Organizing the Stash!  Lately I have been on an all out organizing spree in my house.  One area that always stresses me out is my makeup area because I feel like I can never see everything in order to use it.  Well that should change now.  The picture above is of my desk that my husband purchased for me from Ikea.  I love this desk.

This is the top part of the desk.  It includes some of my jewelry, sunglasses.  I also have perfume, nail polish, foundation, and miscellaneous makeup items that I reach for often.

I have two Sterilite Drawer Towers stacked on top of each other on my desk.


Tower 1

Drawer 1: Contains my every day products like concealer, lip conditioners, liner and brow products in the top first drawer.

Drawer 2: Contains some cream eye shadows and bases.
Drawer 3: The third drawer contains eyelashes.

Tower 2
Drawer 1: Primers, Shadow Sticks
Drawer 2: Eyeliners
Drawer 3: Mascara

In the front drawer of my desk I keep my MAC Palettes, Bronzers,  Face Powders, Blushes and Highlighters.


The side drawer of my desk contains some small eye shadow palettes, pigments and large eye shadows that don't fit in my palettes.

In the cabinet under the side drawer is where I keep my glosses and backups.

So that's all the stuff in/on my desk. Let me know if you have any questions.

Next up is the rest of my set-up.  Stay Tuned!!

Sunday Favorites - Volume 4

Dec 4, 2011

My skin has been ridiculously dry lately especially around my eyes.  I have no idea why I stopped using this product because it definitely should be a staple in my life.  It absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn't make me look or feel greasy.  Love this!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion w/ Pump
$24.50 USD

The next thing that I have been loving is the Naked Palette.  I think I'm more in love with having a go to palette than any of the individual colors.  I reach for this every time I have to be ready in a hurry.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
$48 USD
The last item on my list is actually a discontinued limited edition item from MAC.  This is one of those rare products that I am actually starting to hit pan on.  Good thing I bought two backups!  

MAC Style Influencer Mineralized Eye Shadow
Limited Edition

Well those were my favorites for this week!  Hope you enjoyed.  Let me know what some of your favorites were for this week, month or year!

Product Spotlight: Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams

Dec 2, 2011

I've had these bad boys in my stash for what seems like forever.  My husband recently purchased a desk for me so that I can get organized and of course I filled the desk with makeup.  Because I can see most of the products that I have a lot easier now, I have begun to rediscover some hidden treasures.  I absolutely love these aqua creams and will definitely use these more often now that they are back on my radar.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream
Purchased Shades:
12 Golden Copper (soft copper shimmer)13 Warm Beige (champagne shimmer)
15 Taupe (taupe brown shimmer)
20 Intense Blue (bright blue sheen)21 Turquoise (vibrant turquoise shimmer)
22 Emerald Green (golden green sheen)

Available at SEPHORA  $22 USD
Loves:  The color selection, the staying power and the ease of application
Hates:  Dries really quickly...work fast!
FYI: Shades #1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22 are formulated for the Eyes & Cheeks.


Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Shade 12
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 13
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 15
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 20
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 21
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 22

My favorite color is number 22 which I have never actually worn on my eyes....sad but true!

Do you own any of these?  If so, what are your favorite colors.

Lip of the Day - MAC Jubilee Lipstick

Dec 1, 2011

Hey girl hey and hey boy hey!  I finally got a little mojo back after feeling a hot trifling mess lately.  I haven't been in the mood to do anything except the mandatory cleaning of my house and taking care of my family.  However, my love for makeup always creeps up and I get obsessed with something.  Right now my obsession is finding the perfect neutral/nude lipstick.  This seems to be an on and off obsession for me because as soon as I find one, I try to find a better one.  I guess that's why I'm a makeup addict!

MAC Lipstick
Shade:  Jubilee
Finish:  Lustre
$14.50 USD

MAC Jubilee Lipstick w/ flash
MAC Jubilee Lipstick w/o flash


Love it!

Sunday Favorites - Volume 3

Nov 20, 2011

Not many favorites this week.  My skin has been going nuts lately so I haven't really been that excited about wearing makeup.  I'm going on another water binge as I think I may be dehydrated.  My favorite thing this week has been the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep.  I have been using this powder as a contour and to bring color back to my skin.  This has been an awesome addition to my collection and I love these powders.

Look of the Day 11.16.2011 Snapshot

Nov 16, 2011

Fell in love again with my Nars Dolce Vita lipgloss.  I also used my Urban Decay Naked Palette and LancĂ´me Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Foundation.  I have to say that I am really happy with all of the products and I would definitely repurchase them.  

Sorry that I didn't get a chance to take a lot of pictures but I still wanted to give you a little snap shot of the look I did today.  Hope you like it!



I'm off to go drink more tea because I'm getting sick.  Boooo


   

MAC Hoard: Eyes and Lips

Nov 14, 2011


Yup I'm at it again. I've been looking at a few items from MAC and when I saw that Macy's had a beauty sample package going on online, I decided to finally cave in and get a few things.  I hauled an Eye Quad, an Eye Shadow, a Lipstick and a Lip Gloss.  With that purchase, I received this awesome bag of goodies you see below!


Products Purchased:
MAC Angel Flame Eye Shadow Quad
Shades Included:  Chamomile, Angel Flame, Feather Pink, Gravel 
$38 USD
I really bought this quad because I fell in love with the Angel Flame eye shadow and I liked the other colors enough to justify the purchase.


MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow
Shade: One to Watch
$20 USD
This is a gorgeous neutral color and I love how smooth the eye shadow feels.  I will definitely get more colors in this formula because I love it.


MAC Glitter & Ice Collection Lipstick
Shade: Such Flare
$15.50 USD

I'm a sucker for red lipstick....that is all!


MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass
Shade: Driven by Love
$18.50
This is my favorite purchase from all of the items that I purchased.  I love the color so much.  I wasn't sure about this purchase because a lot of people said that these were high maintenance glosses, but I found that if you don't apply a lot, they are awesome.  I want at least two more of these glosses.


Free Samples!

The samples that I received with this purchase were bananas.  I can't wait to try them out! 

I hope you enjoyed my little haul.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday Favorites - Volume II

Nov 13, 2011

I can't believe that I'm already doing another one of these posts! These weeks are truly flying by.  I had a few favorites last week and here they are.


I love these little figurines that my husband bought me from the Swarovski Crystal shop.  I keep them on top of my vanity and they twinkle in the sunlight.  So freakin adorable!  The hubs always gets great gifts but this is one of the best non-jewelry ones that I have received.
Swarovski Crystal Figurine Set

I can't believe that I'm actually starting to love nail polish.  This is probably because I have been doing my own nails lately and so I get bored with the same color.  I went to the local beauty shop here and picked up this nail polish and I love it.  It's a pretty peachy, pink color that compliments my skin tone very well.
China Glaze Nail Polish in Sunset Sail
The perfect nude lip gloss for me!  Amazing.  Love it.  Purse staple!
Urban Decay Wallflower Lip Gloss

While trying to shop my stash and use up some products, I fell in love with an old favorite of mine.  This double ended lip gloss is awesome.  The one side is a nude rosy color and the other a shimmery peach. They work well alone, together and on top of lipstick.  This duo has made it's way into my purse stash.
bareMinerals Double Ended Lip Gloss in Brilliance and Angel Food Cake
 

The next product has been sitting in my samples pile forever.  I finally tried this baby out after seeing it reviewed on http://addictedtoallthingspretty.com/.  I only use it to set my under eye concealer but it works like a dream.  Love it!
Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Loose Setting Powder

This conditioner is cheap and effective.  I love the way my curly hair is easily detangled after using this product.  It has become a must have product for me. 
Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner


I'm really starting to enjoy these samples that I previously ignored.  The full size of this perfume is definitely going to be purchased soon because I love this scent.  The notes are said to be Honey Flower, Solar Musk, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, Amberlyn, Vanilla, Tactile Musk, Tactile Woods and Vetiver.  The style is described as Warm, Sensual and Feminine.  Perfect Right!


Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Toilette

Those were my favorite things from last week.  Hope you are having an awesome Sunday.
 

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