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Monday, February 21, 2011

Playing Around with Pinks on Friday

I did not buy the MAC Pink Friday (Nicki Minaj) lipstick. I did not think it would be flattering on me.
I did not want to jump through hoops to order this item. I understand that as of today, it is still in stock on the MAC website. I wanted to use products in my arsenal to recreate the look.

I opted for flawless foundation,
soft cheeks and a neutral eyeshadow look pumped up with some lashes for drama.

Here is what I used.


Prime Korres Quercitin and Oak (Anti Ageing, Silicone Free)
Foundation - NARS Sheer Glow MACAO
Set with e.l.f. Clarifying Pressed Powder TONE 3 in tzone & TONE 4 for Contouring


Prime Urban Decay Primer
Base MAC Paint Pot SOFT OCHRE (mobile lid only)
Shadow Urban Decay NAKED palette
Highlight Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Transition - L'Oreal matte SUEDE BROWN
Crease BUCK
Mobile Lid NAKED and NYX single eyeshadow SKIN
Liner - Wet N Wild H2O Liquid Liner EXTREME BLACK
Lashes - Sassi #747 M


Base L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream COQUETTE
Set e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher COY and SHY


Prime - Korres Lip Butter GUAVA
Line - NK lip crayon ROSEBLOOM
Fill - NYX lipliner pencils ROSE and BARBIE PINK
Gradient dark to light, exterior to center of the lips.
I blended with my fingers.
The paleness of the blue based pinks was a bit much against my brown skin.
I muted it a bit with some Gloss. Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds RHINESTONE PINK

I was truly inspired by my nail polish.
I used Wet N Wild TICKLED PINK Cream.
I also used Sinful Colors GLASS PINK and
PINK 4 EVER for accent colors.

These treo pictures really don't do the mani any justice.
Too much sun.

I'm not into labels, (really, I'm not!) *laughing*
I got these sunglasses from A.J. Wright for $2.99 on clearance. I bought them more for functionality than anything else. Whatever I can do to combat creasing around the corners of my eyes from squinting to avoid bright sunlight is a plus.
I never leave home without them.
Yes, I even wear them on overcast days.
I'm on my Hollywood Status. *laughs*

I love my nails at this length. I'm going to have to trim them soon.

You can probably see them better in this 4 minute video.
Did you know I have a cooking blog too?
(Video inspired by fellow beauty blogger Mz. More of The Glamorous Gleam)


  1. love the lippy on u Sis,very beautiful,I love pinks but Pink Friday would make me look dead lol dint buy&am not jumping into the hype bandwagon even if its halfprice hehe

    Loving ur beautiful nails too,the pink is so pretty

  2. This is a very pretty look and thanks for the crab recipe.

  3. @ Sher...Thanks so much. I was determined to work some pink, somehow. I struggle to make it look right. LOL @ bout "jumping into the hype bandwagon". I had fun w/ pink that day. I appreciate your comment.

    @ Vixxan...Thank you so much for your comment. You are very welcome for the recipe.

  4. See all the makeup guru's including yourself with all these pink lippies I have to jump in on the bandwagon and find a pink lippie.

    Looking good sis. Your nails are really pretty.

    Now off to check your recipe. I'm hungry now :)

  5. @ rmcandlelight...I like pink! I just worked my pencils b/c I don't have a pink l/s in the shade I was looking for that didn't have shimmer. Still working "Project Use What You Have." (a lil bit) tee hee. Thank you for the compliments. Enjoy the recipe. XXX

  6. So pretty. Loving the pics in the natural lighting too. Those Barbie Pink nails are haute! Thank you so much for the shout out hon. I really appreciate it :)

  7. Great job on the crab rangoon!!! I made another batch for Super Bowl Sunday. You made me want some right nowwwww lol

  8. @ Mz. More...Thank you so much. I prefer natural lighting b/c it shows true color. It isn't always practical though. I was feeling Barbie Beyond that day! LOL You're welcome. Thanks for being so gracious.

  9. i absolutely love the nails! they are so pretty :)


  10. @ socialitedreams...Thanks for the lovely compliment Vonnie! :O)


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