Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Long Time No Blog!

It's only been a few weeks since my last blog, but it seems like forever!  I recently got a new job and its been hard to make time to blog.  I get out late most days and am exhausted from traffic so on weeknights and weekends I love to do nothing and just chill and hang out.  However, I have really been missing commenting on other blogs I follow and I've been missing posting new blogs!!  So here I go ...  

I did this look in early November I think, so forgive me again as I don't remember the exact colors I used.


Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
All over base color- Sephora Matte Shadow 
Creme Caramel
Outer Corner - MAC Amber Lights
Crease - MAC Ground Brown
Lid - Inglot AMC Shine 32
Highlight - MAC Shroom & Malt
Liner - ELF Black Liquid Liner 

 




 Lips:
Too Faced Nude Lip Liner 
Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Flirt



 Cheeks:
MAC MSF in Gold Deposit
MAC Blush in Warm Soul



THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tribute to Marilyn

Testing out blogger on my phone so this will be a quick post. This was a look I did last weekend with a new red lipstick by NYX called Tribute to Marilyn. It's a really pretty red. I did a soft look on my eyes but amped it up with a Sephora flashy liner in Flashy Violet.

Hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving holiday!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Beautylish Beauty Social: 10/23/2011

I am so glad that I went to the very first Beautylish Beauty Social event.  It was amazing!  There were so many awesome beauty brands, and not just makeup brands.  There were booths that ranged from Sugarpill Cosmetics to Wella Professional Hair Care products.  Each booth offered free services, but you had to make an appointment, and they tended to book really quickly.  And of course, there were awesome speakers throughout the day.  From Christine of Temptalia to Billy B. (Lady Gaga's makeup artist!).  See the pics below ... If they have one next year, its definitely worth it!!!

Sugarpill Booth


My BFF and I


Speaker Stage
Billy B
One of my Favorite Lady Gaga looks ..


Awesome bloggers on the stage
Urban Decay Glitter Tattoo (It still hasn't come off after 4 days! LOL)

Getting my hair did!

Awesome braid!






BEAUTYLISH GOODY BAG!!! (IT WAS MORE OF A GOODY TOTE!)

A full size UD blush brush, Sugarpill sampl,e Faux Lashes, NYX lipstick in Tribute to Marilyn

Too Faced Lip liner & Gloss, Cover FX highlight powder, Victoria's Secret Perfume, RGB nail polish, Face Scrub ...

Hair pins, MURAD moisturizer (Full size!), Body bronzer ...

Wella Shampoo & Conditioner, Dermalogica Facial Cleanser & Toner, Suntan lotion ... and more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vampy Eyes

This was a look I did a few weeks ago for a fun night out.  The pics are after I got home, so I look a little bit like a greasy face! LOL ... I need to remember to take pics before I go out and get all sweaty. I only used eye shadows from the TARTE True Blood palette. 


EYES

Primer:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paint Pot Bare Study
Stila Kajal Liner in Onyx on lid and blended out

Shadows:
Lid - 'V' blended out
Crease - Bayou
Highlight and Inner Corner - Dawn
Bottom Liner- Moss and Bayou

CHEEKS
MAC MSF Gold Deposit
LIPS
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss (light shimmery pink)



 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

THE BEAUTY SOCIAL ...

Not sure if everyone knows about this event yet, but I recently purchased my ticket and am super excited to go!  Its going to be two days of beauty talk and mingling with other fellow obsessed makeup addicts :-D ... There will be special guests/speakers like Kandee Johnson, Christine of Temptalia.com and lots more ....  I'll be attending day two, October 23rd.  Who else is going??

Click link below for more info!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Atonement & Atonement

If you haven't read this or seen the movie, there may be a few spoilers below (but not too many :-) ...


It took me FOREVER to finish reading Atonement!  I had seen the movie first, quite some time ago, and I bought the book because I loved the movie so much.  The book is divided into three parts.  The first part is about Briony Tallis, the main character, and how her naivety ended up with innocent Robbie Turner going to jail for a crime he did not commit.  The second part is Robbie Turner's time in the war, because he had the option of going to war instead of jail, and he chose war.  And this was the part of the book that dragged on for me.  I was so anxious to read about Briony's attempt to redeem herself for what she did, which is the third part of the book.  And I must say, I like the book's ending much better than the movie's.



As for the movie, its so nice to look at, but then again I'm a sucker for English/British period movies.  Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis) and James McAvoy (Robbie Turner) do an amazing job with the characters they play.  And Saoirse Ronan also does a great job as 13 year old Briony Tallis.  The cinematography is beautiful, but the story seems to happen too fast, but I guess that's always the case with books turned into movies.  However, I do like that they kept Robbie's time in the war to a minimum, because as I mentioned , it dragged on in the book.  After watching the movie for the second time, I feel like something was missing, just a bit more detail or an extra scene would have been great! I do feel that the movie was more focused on Robbie and Cecilia's relationship, which I didn't mind, but the book did a better job and telling Briony's story which is essential to the story all together. Anyway, I recommend both if you have the time!

More makeup looks coming soon, I swear!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tell Me About Yourself!


I received the Tell Me About Yourself Award from the lovely Jowee :o) Thank you so much! I've had my blog for quite some time now. I started off blogging often, then I got lazy, then I started up again, and recently I've been lazy ... It's a vicious cycle! Kudos to those who always have something to share and are frequent bloggers :-)

Rules:
* Thank and link back to the person that awarded you
* Write 7 random facts about yourself
* Pass on the award to other bloggers

7 Facts About Me:
1. I have a butt chin AKA a cleft in my chin ...
2. I know way too many Disney songs by heart ...
3. I always have to chew a piece of gum if I stuff my face, it makes me feel better.
4. I'm not a great swimmer :-/ Which means the ocean scares me, but I do like walking on the beach ... haha!
5. I love rice and beans.
6. I hate cooking meat, it grosses me out.
7. I love going to small bookstores in other cities!

Passing this award to these beautiful bloggers!

http://witchhazels.blogspot.com/
http://www.mypinktasticlife.com/
http://fixyourfacemakeup.blogspot.com/
http://bowsandcurtseys.blogspot.com/
http://allthingsrachy.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 9, 2011

URBAN DECAY Haul!

I've been seeing everyone post their haul from the awesome Urban Decay sale (Actually, they still have quite a few things on sale! Check out the site!). When I made my purchase they had so many cool things at a great price. These are the goodies I scored. I wish I would've have taken advantage of more items, but I had to limit myself ... I'm saving some of these for Christmas gifts so I'll only keep like two things, I think ;-)

The loose pigments are only $1 !! I got Rockstar and X
XXX Lip shine in Quickie
Afterglow blush in Fetish and Quickie
Rollergirl Nail Polish set for $8 !!
This nail polish set was also $8 ... SCORE!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Smokey Purple using Sugarpill



I wore this look last weekend when I went out with my gal pals. We just went to the OC Fair, nowhere fancy, but I wanted to play with makeup! This look is pretty simple, see below for details ...




EYES:

TFSI
NYX Jumbo Pencil Slate (on lid)
Sugarpill Poison Plum Shadow on lid and blended out
MAC Claire de Lune on Highlight and inner corner
UD 24/7 Liner in Binge on Bottom lash line
Sugarpill Love + over UD Binge
Stila Kajal Liner in Onyx (waterline)
NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue for top lash line

CHEEKS:

Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (I really need to use other blushes, LOL)

LIPS:
MAC Myth
NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Natural

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

C.O. Bigelow!


I hardly ever shop at Bath and Body works. I'm not a big fan of smelly lotions ... Jergens for me please! However, my cousin gave me a gift card a while back so I had to use it :-) I went the other day and got some shower gel, a candle, and this awesome lip balm! I'm crazy for chapsticks and lip balm, I always have to have some in my purse, or in my desk drawer at work.

Anyway, at B&B Works they have this brand of lip products by CO Bigelow. I've tried their Mentha Lip Shine in the past, but I wasn't a big fan of it, although it was nice and minty! It really wasn't bad, but I like products that actually provide moisture and healing (for example: Rosebud Salve). Anyway, I found this new product (new to me at least) by CO Bigelow called "My Favorite Night Balm": This overnight recovery lip balm works overtime, moisturizing and nourishing lips with rich Shea Butter for 8 hours, leaving them soft and smooth.

I LOVE THIS STUFF! All you need is a tiny amount, a little less than pea size. I apply right before going to sleep, and I can still feel the smoothness in the morning. This definitely helps if you wear lipsticks that tend to dry lips, for example matte lipsticks, or 'long lasting' lipsticks. Technically, it is always good to do a lip scrub, but if you don't have time to do that as often as you like, this is a great alternative!

Has anyone else tried other CO Bigelow products??

Friday, July 29, 2011

Black Bean Soup

I think this may be one of the last recipes I post on this blog. I got a suggestion from one of my followers (BeautybyKrystal) that I should start a food only blog. And to be honest, at first I thought I don't know how I could keep up with two blogs, because one is hard work! However, I was talking to some of my friends and mentioned to them that we should start a collaborative food blog because we each like to eat and stuff our little faces! LOL Anyway, they loved the idea and we are in the process of thinking of some names and what not. So thanks Krystal for the idea! I know it's going to end up being lots of fun, and will encourage me to cook more and try new things!

The weather has been crazy lately, one day its blazing hot and the next day its cool and the nights get chilly, so I was craving some delicious night time soup. So I got out of work early one day and decided to make this super easy recipe! I got this one from Real Simple. The only thing I did differently was make my own beans. I cooked a small bag of black beans, I think it was a little over 3 cups. Canned beans are okay, but I had some extra time, and I prefer fresh homemade beans (so much better!)

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pint store-bought fresh salsa (I bought some fresh Pico de Gallo from my local Hispanic/Mexican market) Don't buy Pace Picante or something similar, no bueno!
  • 2 cups refried black beans (homemade)
  • 1 & 3/4 cups of whole black beans (I used a slotted spoon to get them from the pot, because they are supposed to be rinsed if you're using them from a can)
  • 1 & 3/4 cups chicken broth (a tiny bit extra if desired)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 ½ cups of the salsa
and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.

2. Add the refried beans, black beans, and broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Divide among bowls and top with the sour cream, cilantro, and remaining ½ cup salsa.
(And some Queso Fresco and fresh avocado!)




Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sigma F80 Giveaway!! and Review :-)

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!!!


Every time I see a post about Sigma brushes I'm a bit skeptical, and I think maybe it's all hype. But I was wrong! I recently had the privilege of trying their F80 face brush (thanks to their Sigma Affiliate program) and I'm in love with it! The brush does an amazing job at blending in liquid foundation into the skin. It has become my go to foundation brush. It doesn't leave streaks like other brushes I've used, and the bristles are super soft! All I do is put a little foundation or tinted moisturizer on the back of my hand, dab the brush in it and apply the product in circular motion, easy peasy!!

Now I get to host my very first giveaway! I'll be giving away the Sigma F80 brush along with some Stila goodies that will be a surprise :-D I know that many of you probably already have the Sigma F80 brush, but two is always better than one right?!? I've been wanting to do this for a while as a way to thank all of my lovely followers. I know I don't have as many as other blogs, but I'm honestly surprised I've gotten over 100! (Thanks a million!)

Here are the rules:

1) You must be a follower of my blog via GFC (Google Friend Connect)
2) You must leave a comment for this post saying "Enter Me" and also the best way to contact you if you're a winner (email, twitter, FB fan page, etc.)
3) Giveaway is International

Ends August 15, 5 pm (California time :-)

**Here's more info on the Sigma Affiliate Program if you're interested.

Friday, July 22, 2011

TAG: Summer Favorites

I saw this tag over on DGS Beauty Blog, and I don't think I've ever done one of these so I thought it's about time I did :-) So I'm just going to cut to the chase and list my favorite top 10 summer products/items:

1. Lip Product: Chapstick is a must have, and for a bit of color tinted or neutral lipgloss.
2. Blush: MAC Bronzer in Golden, MAC Cheek Powder in My Paradise,
Too Faced Papa Don't Peach
3. Nail Polish/Product: I'm not a big nail polish person,
but I love this Essie color in Braziliant.
And the CA Mango Mend is great for dry cuticles!
4. Liquid Face Makeup: I've been rotating between these three right now -
Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer in Bulletproof
Stila Tinted Moisturizer in Dark
Maybelline FitMe Fdn in 310
5. Powder Face Makeup: I don't really put powder over my foundation,
but I do love MUFE HD Powder just to set everything
6. Hair Product: I don't use a lot of hair product, which is probably why my hair is straight and flat all the time, but I do love this Moroccan Oil stuff, gives my hair extra shine :-)
7. Eye product: I gotta have Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Loreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black, or Sephora liner in Navy Black, and Sephora Matte Shadow in Creme Caramel
8. Tanning Product: I don't tan much because I'm already pretty brown (Mexican Brown, ha!) but my legs dont get much light so when I do tan (my legs) I use this!
9. Accessory: For summertime I usually grab something quick from
my little assortment of small stud earrings
Or my coral/gold/neutral necklaces
10. Favorite piece of clothing: For work I've been wearing more skirts and summer dresses,
and for the weekend I've been going for shorts and sleeveless tops, nothin' fancy :-)

What are your top 10 summer items??!!