Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lipstick Tag

One of the bloggers I follow and also a fellow Specktra poster ShadowyLady did this tag and as I've never done one of these before I thought it would be fun.

1. When you were a child, did you use your mother's lipsticks?

Actually when I was little my mom didn’t wear makeup (she didn’t start until a year or two ago), and I don’t really remember any of my aunts or grandmothers wearing makeup either. Instead it was just me making red lips out of the wax that comes around Babybel cheese, and trying to act glamorous.

2. How old were you when you bought your first lipstick?

I was pretty young but a lot of people’s standards, I think 11? It was probably something light pink that I didn’t like very much.

3. Pink or red lipstick?

Hmmm I really like both, I probably have more pinks then reds just because they make a wider range of pinks. So I guess pink.

4. The most expensive lipstick you have ever bought?

My Givenchy Candide Tangerine which was $29 but I did get 15% off!

5. And the cheapest?

Probably some of the old Wet n Wild or NYC that I used to buy when I was in middle school.

6. What's the most bizarre thing you have ever done with a lipstick?

I used it as an eye shadow once, I read a magazine article back in the day that talked about the monochromatic look so I took a lipstick and used it on eyes, cheeks and lips. I’m sure it creased pretty bad though I do like the shiny lid look.

7. If you had to recommend a lipstick, which brand would you recommend and why?
Well now that I have a Givenchy lipstick, I just love the feel of it, so light; feels like you’re wearing nothing. Also, MAC just because they have an awesome selection of colors.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trying to Keep Up!

So I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I'm in finals right now so everything is pretty crazy, plus my boyfriend is graduating on the 14th and I've been busy planning the party, coordinating family coming in from out of town. Suffice it to say I'm busy!

Still I want to make sure I keep posting because I'd hate to be one of those bloggers that writes a couple posts and then disappears.

So I have been participating in a thread on the fabulous Specktra forums ( which is rare for my because honestly I'm pretty shy here on the interwebs. This thread however only had a few ladies posting regularly, and some of the sweetest girls too, so I figured I could dip my toe in the water. This thread is to encourage each other to use the stuff we have in our stash which can be hard when you have a a huge collection or you're constantly buying new stuff. Now this is the first time I've posted pics on the internet (excluding Facebook of course), and it's still really hard for me. I have a lot of insecurities just like everybody else so each time I'm scrolling through a page and a huge closeup pic of my face pops up I cringe a little. It doesn't help that I'm not the best photographer either though I am trying to get better. 

Anyways, since I'm sharing my pictures on the the forums I should also share them with you guys! Plus, I can put up some pictures of my old looks and and also some just for fun ones as well. 

 This one is pretty old, and I have no idea what colors I used but I do like this one quite a bit. I'm not sure of you can call this a smokey eye but I was trying to emphasize the outer v which is something I'm still figuring out.

This one is from my birthday last year, and I'm quite proud of it! Not perfect but I got a ton of compliments on it so yay! I can make a tutorial on this later if you guys would like.

This one I like because its very natural (which isn't usually my thing). I know some people think pink eyeshadow is hard to wear, but I really like it!

This is a look that I did for my friends birthday which was right after the MAC Riveting collection came out so I was using Show Orchid with True Babe over it & Full Fuchsia for blush.

This picture is from my boyfriend's birthday last year, it was inspire by this tutorial by MissChievous. I really liked the lips because I finally wore Blackfire Glimmerglass from Style glass. In person it gave the lip color a really pretty smoky look.

Ok so I think that might be enough for now. I'll be putting up more, hopefully tomorrow and also we're working towards looks that I actually remember everything I used. How novel! I'm also working on a few other posts so it won't always be look at my face. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The L Files

So one set of post I want to write about is The L files.

L in this sense can stand for love, lust, lemming, basically it will be series of posts about things I am currently wanting. It doesn't necessarily mean it is something you or I can afford or are even planning on buying, but hey we can dream right?

Anyways here are the things I'm lusting after right now:
Dior Aurora - $46

I saw this first on Cafe Makeup, and even though I'm not really a bronzer girl, I actually only own one which is the cream bronzer from MAC's summer collection last year, but I saw this one and just thought it was so beautiful. Unfortunately I won't be purchasing this anytime soon since I just hauled on using Sephora's VIB discount code last week and Illamasqua's sale. So today I bought Rimmel's Natural Bronzer in Sun Light and I'm happy with it, it looks good on my pale sking so for now Aurora will have to stay just a want.

Givenchy Acid Lights - $62

I am so in love with Givenchy right now. I actually just bought my first items (which I will post about later) from them when Sephora had their VIB sale but I have been eying their stuff for a while, though I'm still pretty new to the high end makeup market. This new pallet from their summer collection has completely stolen my heart! I love brights so this is right up my alley plus just looking at it makes me swoon. Even my boyfriend though it was impressive, he said they looked like jewels. I will be picking this one up only because my boyfriend as been working a lot lately and  he said he would buy to make up for being gone so much. Yes, I know I am so lucky!

Milani Lip Flash - $6.99

These little pencils I just became acquainted with though Karen on MBB and I'm so glad I was. I really love pencil lipsticks, even though I only have one, its so easy to use. Plus the color payoff on these looks awesome! Personally I can't stand barely there lip sticks or glosses (ahem Chanel), if I want to go that route I'll pick a tinted balm. I'll probably pick up at least a couple of these in the near future, though I need to wait until next payday since I spent all my money on the afore mentioned Sephora/Illamasqua shopping sprees.

Well that all for now, obviously I have tons more wants but hey I have to save something for later! So tell me what you've been loving/lusting/lemming? Anything I should be adding to my list?

This is the beginning...

So welcome to my blog! 

If you are reading this I'm not sure how you found me but thanks for coming by! 

I'll be writing this blog mainly about makeup/beauty/nails/skincare... you get the idea. Also, I will probably throw in a little bit my self, my life, whatever else is going on. I hope you like it and please let me know if there is anything you want to see. I can't promise to do everything but I will certainly try!

PS I kinda like exclamation points if you can't tell!! :)