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Monday, April 18, 2011

Look Of The Day - (LOTD) - Yellow Feathers Featuring MAC Primary Yellow Pigment

Primer - Korres Anti Ageing Oak-Queretin Silicone Free
Foundation - MAC Select SPF NC50
Set -
Interior Face elf Clarifying Pressed Powder Tone 3 (TOFFEE)
Anterior Face  L'Oreal True Match Powder N8 Cappuccino
Highlight -
Contour - elf Clarifying Pressed Powder Tone 4 (SPICE)

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion *gift
Secondary Primer -  Mobile Lid to Crease MAC Paint Pot SOFT OCHRE
Highlight Area to Crease - Make Up For Ever Camouflauge Palette #4, Lightest Tone Only
Mobile Lid - MAC Pigment PRIMARY YELLOW *gift, applied wet with MAC Fix Plus
Crease - L'Oreal Matte SUEDE BROWN
Outer V - Borghese Warm Brown
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Top Lashline - Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner Black
Bottom Underlashline - Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil ZERO *gift
Mascara - MAC Zoomlash ZOOMBLACK, CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof VERY BLACK

Base - L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream ENAMOURED
Set - Milani Baked Powder Blush MAI TAI,
Milani ROSE ORO *sent to me for review (coming soon)

Fill - MAC (Creamsheen) EVERHIP Lipstick - LE

Do you own any MAC Pigments?
What makeup would you have worn with these feather earrings?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Look Of The Day - (LOTD) - Pink Feathers

I am working to wear all of my newly acquired feather earrings.
Yes I am determined to make Spring officially come sooner, despite
low temperatures. It was drizzling and overcast today when I set out to
run a few errands. The feather earrings is on trend with the tribal trend for Spring.
I am also totally obsessed with neutral eyeshadow.

Oddly enough, my new pink feather earrings match my
Make Up For Ever #36 lipstick. I toned it down a little
with NK Auto Liner in BERRY as well as
Milani 3D Glitzy Gloss in FASHION DIVA.
This is one of my favorite looks.

Yet another neutral eyeshadow look. I can't get enough of it!

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion (this was a gift)
Secondary Base - MAC Paint Pot SOFT OCHRE (lash to brow)
Mobile Lid - Urban Decay NAKED, Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Crease - Urban Decay BUCK
Outer V - L'Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duo BRAZEN (brown side only)
Outer 1/3rd of Mobile Lid - Borghese WARM BROWN
Transition - L'Oreal Matte SUEDE BROWN
Highlight - NYX Nude On Nude Palette B3, L'Oreal HiP Loose Eyeshadow Pigment RESTLESS
TopLash Line - WnW H20 Liner BLACK
Bottom Lashline - Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Pencil ZERO (this was a gift)
Mascara - MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK, CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof VERY BLACK

Base - L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream COQUETTE
Set - Rock & Republic Contrived Powder Blush XRATED (this was a gift)

Do you have any feather earrings?
How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow looks?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NYX s119 Nude On Nude Palette with Swatches on Dark Skin

I purchased my palette from
It cost me $22.50. Shipping was $4.
I selected the least expensive shipping option, First Class Mail. The package was labelled with a neon orange fragile handle with care sticker. Despite this,
my envelope was ripped because of the weight of the palette.
It was enclosed in a bubble wrapped padded mailer. The shipper should have reinforced the end of the envelope. This resulted in a two day delay in the shipping. The USPS re wrapped the package an included a letter of apology for delay. I contacted porkdaisy about it. They apologized & said they would notify the shipping department of what transpired. Fortunately NYX made the palette so sturdily, that it arrived safely.

On to the swatches!
The palette comes with a hidden drawer of 10 lip colors.
I found these to be quite sheer. They would be perfect over a lip pencil or a lipstick.
They remind me of a waxy lip balm. Only three of the colors really showed up on my skin.

Lip Product Row

Bottom Eyeshadow Row

Top Eyeshadow Row


The palette also comes with two tiny double-ended applicators.
One is a double-ended sponge tip applicator.
The other is a double-ended lip brush.

The casing is made of sturdy plastic. The palette contains a small mirror.
It is easy to open.
I think it would be very convenient for travel.
I agree with fellow YouTuber Traycee (KissSeventySeven)and think it would also make a nice gift for someone new to makeup or someone who loves neutrals.

The palette has a balanced number of matte, satin and shimmery eyeshadow shades.
I have not yet had the opportunity to experiment fully with all of the colors.
However, they are quite pigmented.

Some have asked whether or not this is a duplicate for the Urban Decay NAKED palette.
I would have to say, "No." There are a few colors that are similar, however none are exact duplicates.
Each palette stands on it's own merits. I have used them together to create neutral looks.

I am still playing with the NYX Nude On Nude palette.
With twenty eyeshadows, the combination of looks is endless.

My Thoughts
I would give this palette four out of five stars.
I would definitely order from porkdaisy again.
Despite the delay in the delivery of my package, their prices are reasonable,
and Customer Service department was professional.

Do you own this? Is this something that looks appealing to you?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LOTD - Featuring MAC Russian Red Lipstick

I went back to the beauty supply store to see if they had anymore feather earrings today.
Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity to sport a pair I had not worn.


Prime - Philosophy Hope Oil Free Moisturizer
NARS Sheer Glow - MACAO
L'Oreal True Match Powder N8 CAPPUCCINO
Contour - e.l.f. Clarifying Pressed Powder Tone 4
Highlight - NARS - ALBATROSS


Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion (this was a gift)
Secondary Primer - MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre (Mobile Lid to Crease)
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Palette #4, Lightest Color Only (Browbone to Crease)
Highlight - GOLD (2 C) from the NYX Nude On Nude S119 Palette, Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Crease/Transition - Urban Decay - NAKED, L'Oreal Matte BRUSHED SUEDE
Outer V- Urban Decay BUCK, L'Oreal HiP eyeshadow Duo BRAZEN (BROWN Side Only)
Mobile Lid - Urban Decay - NAKED, Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Top Lashline - Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner BLACK, Tightline MUFE AQUA Pencil BLACK
Bottom Waterline - Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil ZERO, NYX eyeshadow BLACK
Macara - MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK, CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof VERY BLACK


Base - NYX Cream Blush - GOLDEN
Set - Milani Baked Powder Blush - ROSE ORO (this was sent to me for review, coming soon)

Prep - Korres Lip Butter GUAVA
Line - NK Auto Pencil RAISIN
Fill - e.l.f. Featherproof Moisturizing Lip Liner BITTER
Lipstick - MAC RUSSIAN RED (matte)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Outfit Of The Day OOTD - Sunday Going To Meeting

My biggest challenge is making sure that my hair and makeup are conservative.
In my culture, we tend to show out, but it is not always appropriate to do that. *smiles*
I do not always want to rock neutral eyes. If I incorporate colored eyeshadow, I try to keep the lips relatively neutral.

Brown Suede Duster Jacket - Target
Steel Blue Turtleneck - Ashley Stewart
Black Pencil Skirt - Kiyonna
(I'll never buy from them again. Customer Svc is HORRIBLE, they gagged me out of $50)
Black Tights - Walmart
Cheetah Print Scarf - Fashion Bug

Bag - Vintage Find (Estee Lauder Gift Bag)
Kicks - Black 2" Pump with Bow Payless Judge Shoe (promoted as 24/7 comfort...I beg to differ)
Earrings - 1 1/2" Silver Hoops (Beauty Supply $1 for a pk of 3)

HAIR - Janet Collection Whole Lace
First Lady #1

Makeup Breakdown

Nars Sheer Glow, L'Oreal True Match N8 Powder, elf Tone 4 Powder (contour)
HiP Enamoured Cream Blush
Milani Sunset Beach


Urban Decay Primer Potion,
Secondary base Jane Gliding Eyeliner SCUBA
Mobile Lid - elf quad BLUE MOON 2 blues only. light blue in tearduct, darker blue in center lid
Crease/Transition - L'Oreal Matte - BRUSHED SUEDE
Highlight CS 88 Palette H1 (corner bottom e/s) over MUFE camouflage Palette #5 lightest color.
Top Lashline WnW h20 liner BLACK

Under Bottom Lashline Revlon High Dimension liner SAPPHIRE blue set w/ NARS CHINA BLUE

Fill - MAC Lipstick MOCHA (Satin)
L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color SPLENDID

When you attend events for which more conservative makeup and hair are required, what are some of your favorite combinations?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Accessories Haul - Beauty Supply Store

I want to go back to buy more feather earrings. There are two colors I am missing.
I love unique wooden bracelets.
The gold and silver hoops are staples for my collection.

All items were $1.

Do you have a beauty supply store in your area? Do they sell jewelry?

FACE Of The Day - FOTD - Purple with Winged Liner

Prime - Philosophy Oil Free Moisturizer
Foundation - NARS Sheer Glow MACAO
Contour - elf clarifying pressed powder Tone 4
Highlight - elf healthy glow bronzing powder BRONZED
Set - MAC Prep N Prime Transparent Powder and
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

Primary Base - UDPP
Secondary Base - 3 in 1 Makeup Crayon WHITE
Mobile Lid - elf e/s Quad PUNK FUNK (Purple Only)
Crease/Transition - L'Oreal Matte e/s Brushed Suede
Top Lashline - WnW H20 Liquid Liner BLACK
MAC Young Punk w/ Fix+
Waterline - Rimmel Soft Coal Pencil COOL BLUE set with
MAC Sea & Sky
Under Bottom Lashline Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil - ZERO (this was a gift)

Base - L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream ELATED
Set - MAC Powder Blush PLUM FOOLERY (this was a gift)

Fill - MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2
Gloss - L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color RESERVED and
NK TAUPE in the center

Do you like purple?

Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) - Chocolate and Turquoise

I figured this will be the last week I will be able to rock my cashmere sweaters and boots.
That is the only thing I regret about warmer temperatures. I jumped at the opportunity to sport my new turquoise feather earrings.

Makeup Breakdown
Prime - Philosphy Oil Free Moisturizer
Foundation - NARS Sheer Glow MACAO
Set - L'Oreal True Match Powder N8 Cappuccino, MAC Prep N Prime Transparent Powder,
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix
Highlight - Lighter side of MAC Ripe Peach Ombre
Contour - elf clarifying pressed powder Tone 4 (TOFFEE)

Prime - Urban Decay Primer Potion (this was a gift)
2ndary Base - MAC Paint Pot ROLLICKIN
Mobile Lid - 2 teal colors from elf eyeshadow quad TEAL DREAMS
Outer V - Kawaii Overdose Loose Pigment AQUAMARINE
Crease /Transition - L'Oreal Matte BRUSHED SUEDE
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Top Lashline - Wet N Wild H20 Liner BROWN
Bottom Under Lashline - NK Auto Pencil BROWN

L'Oreal Hip Blendable Blushing Cream - ENAMOURED
MAC Blush Ombre - Darkest side RIPE PEACH

Liner None (clutch the pearls!)
Fill MAC lipstick EVERHIP
Gloss - Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds MARQUISE PEACH

Turquoise Blue Velvour Shell  - Ashley Stewart
Chocolate Brown V-Neck CashmereSweater - Neiman Marcus
The Flirt Boot Cut Jeans - Old Navy
Kicks - lui chiny - Bare Feet
Necklaces - brass  beads - Old Navy, Wood/Glass/Ceramic - Ashley Stewart
Earrings - $1 Beauty Supply
Bracelets - Brass - Old Navy, Wooden $1 Beauty Supply
Shoulder Bag - Ashley Stewart


Are there any wintery clothing/accessory items which you will miss?


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