Eyelashes and skin

Soooo, for once in my make-up life, I actually stuck went to the mall and swiped exactly what I said I was going to swipe. That’s the first. I tend to loose my damn mind in Sephora, but yesterday I only got the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. However….on my way out, I took a peek at fab NARS blushes and I’m not too big on Crazed.

A lot of ladies in the Beauty of Color forum on Specktra.net seem to think that
Crazed (NARS defines this color as a Raspberry red with shimmer) is just absolutely fab. A little too pigmented for my dark skin, I think. And far too pink.

However, I so fell in love with Outlaw (defined as rose with shimmer). I think that may be my next purchase. But really no purchasing of any more blushes until I learn how to correctly apply. Ohhh, I love NARS. Why oh why is that brand so f-ing expensive?

…..okay, I’ve gone on a tangent once again. I’m diggin’ the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. It’s still giving me a crimp and not a curl but not nearly as bad as the others ones do.

And I loooove my MAC green gel cleanser. It is really clearing up my skin something wonderful. And not too drying. I’m excited about that. Bad skin really depresses me.

I’ve also gotten Fix + coming to me in the mail via a Specktra sale. Can’t wait to play around with that!


Photo-less Thoughts

No pics today….although my eyes look absolutely beautiful (if I must say so myself…LOL).

I’m wearin‘ a turquoise shirt and so I’ve got on 3 colors….Big T, _____ and Vex. I really can’t remember the other color. Oh wait, Shimmermoss, maybe? Yeah…I think I have Shimmermoss and NOT Big T.

Hell, I don’t know. LOL….they look pretty good nonetheless.

I purchased 3 more colors…..went to the Ellenton outlet and was semi-impressed. Not much, but enough. I looked at my collection and realized that I have waaaay too many blues/teals. I have at least 5. That’s enough. I want more wines/reds/pinks and definitely some CRAZY colors. So I’m thinkin‘….

Eyepopping (thanks to ZDazzle!)
Fab & Flashy (I have Orange, but I’m returning it….)
Chrome Yellow
Black Tied (Always wanted a Black e/s)

….some more purples. I have Nocturnelle and LOVE it, but I want at least 2 more. ZDazzle, what do you suggest? I saw yo Color Purple pics!
…….and then I want some nice golds/neutral colors.

I’m so not sticking to my make-up wish list that I made for myself. Oh well….

Did swatches of colors on my Gentil shadestick and they came out lovely. What a great shadestick!! I would rather not invest money on tons of shadesticks b/c mine seems to work well with the colors I have now…..and UPDD does not ever fail me.

Ummm, what else? So I figured out another way to maximize my collection without going bankrupt: Buy used products. Well, used shadows, at least. Some folx sell their brand new/gently used items on Specktra for cheaper prices. That’s right up my alley.

I’m fasting for the next 10 days and I’m hoping that it will clear up my skin. It honestly has NEVER looked this bad. I don’t know what’s goin‘ on. I’m getting dark spots out of no where and such unevenness. I’m drinking as much water as I can and have high hopes that this detox/fast will help me in the skin department.

Tis all.

Peace and Fluidlines.

Blue & Passion (pics)

Wooooop! I’m excited because I got some new colors. *doin’ a dance* So excited. It’s about time because it had been a long looong loooong almost 2-3 weeks since I’ve purchased my last color. So thrilled. So, here’s what I got…

Orange (might be going back)
Ricepaper (also might be going back)
Big T
Romping

Nocturnelle
Coopering

…..and I purchased some color from Milani that is similar to Firespot.

…..no one has Firespot and I’m sooo saddened because I REALLY want it.

So yeah, I don’t like how Orange feels….doesn’t go too well on my eyes and Ricepaper (WTF was I thinking?) I went a little overboard so instead of exchanging them, I may return them. IF I have THAT much will power….which I doubt I do.

——–Oh, wait. I also got an eyebrow pencil with Milani that is wonderful!! I’m doing so much better with my eyebrows!!!!———-

So I tried 2 new looks which I’ve named Blue and Passion. The quality of the pics are terrible because I used my camera phone, so please beware—for some reason the enlargement of these pics make my face look like HELL. I’m not even lyin’…..my skin ain’t as good as it normally is, but it certainly doesn’t look as terrible as the damn Sidekick makes it seem.

So……the colors from Blue are all MAC colors which include:
-Electric Eel on lid
-Tilt on crease
-Vex on browbone (yall know I love my Vex up there)
…..this was a BOLD, in yo face…..”check out the chick with the loud ass blue eyeshadow on” kinda look. And of course, I rocked it, loved it, felt confident, got compliments, and smiled at the hatas alllll at the same time. For some reason, I really don’t care what people think about my eyeshadow. I got some funny looks yesterday, but I shrugged it off and came strollin’ anyway.

Not too bad, uh? Here’s a pic with closed eyes….

Here’s a full face pic:

Now remember……my skin is NOT THAT BAD! I have to keep reiterating it because enlarging this picture depresses me. LOL!!

Okay, sooo passion–I absolutely love. I went and played around with C-Shock colors again yesterday and not only can AFFORD to get the entire collection, but I’m just not in love with all of them. Eyepopping…..ehhhh. Fab & Flashy…….ehh. I mean, I like them. But I’m not tryna go bankrupt tryna get them. I’d rather go bankrupt for something I REALLY want. Ahem, like Firespot from the Moonbathe Collection.Anyway…..Passion’s colors include:
Big T-inner V
Swimming-middle
Romping-outer V (I freakin’ love this damn color!!!!!)
Nocturnelle (liner)
Amberlights-crease
Vex (you know it…..browbone)

…..this is what I got:


*screams* My faaaaace!!! Ugghhhh, I swear I don’t look THAT bad. And of course, I may be being overly critical, but I’d admit if my face looked like I had a flesh eating disease. But it doesn’t—so I don’t know why my phone has to exaggerate to the 194th degree. I’m not wearing any Studio Fix—-remember? I’m trying to ween myself off of foundation. Don’t want to become too dependent on it and feel like I have to wear it every day.When I first got into make-up—-it was supposed to be eye make-up designing. And of course, that entails the WHOLE face (obviously I didn’t know that before) but still….my focus is the eyes.

Ohhhh shooooot……I went in Sephora yesterday and checked out NARS Exhibit A and Taj Mahal blushes and that Taj Mahal is GORGEOUS!!!! Exhibit A is nice, but it looks a little orange. I’m defintely going to have to indulge in that some day.

And then I checked out Urban Decay’s Heat which is a RED (okayyyy, I thought for the longest that red shadows didn’t even exist!) that I absolutely love. I’m going to go back and get it one day. It’s intense. More intense than NARS’ Emmanuel.

So yeah….that’s that!

Eyebrows-attempt 1

I pretty much have the WORST ones ever. They were never good to me. Too thick, too curly and sooo unmanageable. And the sad thing is, I have YET figured out how to make them look good. I get them threaded on a regular but of all of my threading/waxing/tweezing experiences, I have only had ONE good one. The other ones have been “Ehhh…..it’ll do.”

Ugh, so silly me…..my entire life I thought that women with impeccable eyebrows were born that way! But nooo…..a great deal of ladies fill in their brows. I didn’t know that!!

Sooo, I’ve been hearing wonderful things about Milani’s Eyebrows Pencils and so I’m definitely going to get hip to that.
In the meantime, however….I’ve just been playing around and learning how to fill them in with a lipliner pencil. LOL, ayyyy…..don’t laugh. A sista has limited resources. I gotta work with what I got, yo!
Sooo, I tried to fill in the brow to the left. It’s waaaay too thick, right? But that’s definitely the shape that I’m looking to get. I’ve studied eyebrow structuring and have learned that the highest arch should be perpendicular to the end of my nostril. Or somethin‘ like that…..

And so I tried the same thing with my design Doxical and it didn’t come out AS good, but better than how my brows normally look.

Aaaand, here’s my attempt on BOTH brows. Ugh, not so good.

I’m thinking I’ll find better success once I actually use products that are FOR eyebrows. LOL….I’m really just playing around for now. My goal is to not be so dependent on getting them done. My best friend does her own brows and they are gorgeous. Sometimes we get too caught up in having someone do ours and then we look like hell until we can get them done again. I only want to go to my threading lady for re-definition of my arch, but I definitely want to maintain them myself. Imma get there!!

Here’s a full look shot with filled in brows and Doxical. No Studio Fix….remember, I promised myself that I wasn’t going to wear it all this week. Ugh, but I’m definitely detoxing next week because my skin has been terrible lately. You can’t tell in this pic, but it looks like I’m having some allergic reaction or somethingoin‘ on….I would just DIE if I were allergic to MAC.

…….too terrible to even think about.

Honey, I Love

I play around with a lot of products. Like, a lot. But not because I’m some product junkie. I really stay faithful to a handful (or car-full, whatever…) of goodies. Those would be the following:

  •  Clarisonic Mia face brush-Speaking of acne-prone skin…this pricey but fantastic face brush is the best thing that ever happened to my skin.
  • Castile soap-Because it’s natural and is the one product that I can clean my face, hair, kitchen, bathroom and clothes with. Multi-purpose is an understatement.
  • Lip balms-Lipstick? Okay. Gloss? Sure. Lip balms? Can’t live with it and give it to me now!