Monday, February 11, 2013

In Wonderland ...

My sister and I aren't your typical sisters.  We're kind of strange in that we don't say cheesy things like "I love you" or "I miss you," and we don't like to hug, we're just not the hugging type.  However, I know that she loves me, she doesn't have to say it.

Just recently, my sister threw me the coolest Alice in Wonderland themed Bridal Shower!  From the small picture frames with Alice quotes, to the delicious mad hatter cake ... She really outdid herself.  She put so much time and effort into everything!  I don't know how I'll ever repay her!  Below are pics from the shower, along with my makeup for that day :-)

I got my necklace from Modcloth ... (I had to!)

Of course I had to use my Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland palette for this day!!

Lid:  UD e/s in Muchness
Outer Corner:  UD e/s in Mad Hatter (lightly)
Crease:  UD e/s in Underland (lightly)
Inner Corner:  MAC e/s in Shroom
Highlight:  UD e/s in ABC Gum (single shadow not in palette)

MAC Coppertone

Inglot lipstick #401
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

My shower consisted of delicious tea from Teavana, homemade tea sandwiches, scones, cake, and cupcakes!!  Everything was so delicious!

She even made these awesome Bridal Shower Mad Libs

The little frames with quotes and tiny vials of tea were the favors!

These were the pretty flower arrangements which I was waiting for to sing Golden Afternoon :-P

All in all I had a great time and couldn't ask for a better sister :-)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEW Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Gemma

I haven't bought a new lipstick in a while (at least that's what I like to tell myself), I don't want to admit that my makeup buying addiction is slowly returning.  Usually I just chant to myself that I don't need it, and that usually works.  However, I had to recently buy a new Stila tinted moisturizer and while browsing on their website I saw they had a new kind of lipstick called Color Balm Lipstick.  Its described as a lipstick and lip balm in one! Sounds great being that I suffer from chapped lips all the time!  

I didn't wear this shade for a full day, I was just playing with it.  As soon as I opened it I realized that MAC Violetta is almost identical to it! I considered returning it, but I'm sure I'm not the only girl guilty of owning different brands of the same lipstick shade, right?!  See below for more details :-)

MAC Violetta on the Left, Stila Gemma on the Right

The Stila lipstick has a cute little mirror on the top, which is great if you don't usually have a mirror in your purse, or happen to find yourself in a place without mirrors :-D

MAC Violetta on the bottom and Stila's Gemma on the top.  MAC Violetta is a bit more purple, and the Stila color has a bit more pink/fushcia tones to it.  Another difference is that it definitely goes on more sheer than Violetta.

In the picture above and below I am wearing Stila's Gemma with NYX lipliner in Purple Rain (Yes, I bought the lipliner a few years back just because of the name.  Who doesn't love Purple Rain?) 

I thought it would be fun to test it out with a different color, so below I mixed Stila's Gemma with NYX lipliner in Plush Red.  It looks more berry colored when mixed with a reddish liner.  I like it!

(Pardon my Kevin Bacon nose ;-)

What do you think?  Purple liner or Red shaded liner? Can you see the difference?

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