27 June 2010


At IMATS today with my best friend! Having a blast & it's packed here!

Best buy today: NYX pigments

Can't wait to play!

13 June 2010

TUT Coral by the Sea + ♫

Finally, I got my camera back! This look was inspired by a pic I saw of Mary Kate Olsen awhile back. I must say, I really like this look quite a bit! I hope you do too! =)

Today's song is one of my favs... my boyfriend & I say this is "our" song. hehe Enjoy!

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - "Home"

04 June 2010

Without a camera for a few days...

So this will simply be a music post. I haven't had much input on the whole idea of integrating music into my blog, but I'm really enjoying it. I hope some readers are listening :)

I really don't know how to explain my love of music, but it's intense. Very few hours in my day are left without music and it's often that my mood is strongly affected by songs I listen to (in positive ways, that is). Anyway, enough rambling...

I have a pretty broad taste in music, what do you enjoy or listen to the most? Any specific bands/artists or more like a specific genre? Thanks in advance for sharing!

Band of Horses - "The Funeral"

30 May 2010

Dramatic Brights Tutorial + Lykke Li ♫

I got a few products from the newest MAC Collection - To The Beach. I usually skip on most collections but I absolutely loved the packaging on this one! The only products I got were Hipness blush, Float On By e/l and Temperature Rising l/l. Love! So this look is just what I came up with playing around with the products.

I actually really like Temp Rising even thought it is very bright! I imagine I'll be wearing it with some different lip combinations a lot this summer (with much more toned down eyes, of course :) Hope you enjoy!

24 May 2010

What's In My (Super Messy) Handbag! + Kings of Leon

Even thought there is an extremely high chance of this being really boring... I'm going to do it anyway! hehe

My not-so-fancy purse a la Target (you'll notice a lot of Target stuff in my bag!)

Another Award :) + Muse

Thank you so much Kittynail for being such a sweet heart and giving me this award!

The rules of this award are:
1. Give this award to ten sweet and friendly bloggers
2. Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you
3. Put the award on your blog
4. Let your nominated ten know you have awarded them by leaving a comment

Crystal S
Scarlett Holly

Also, btw school is over for the semester so I will finally have some sanity (at least the little that is left :) to actually make some worth while posts. Thanks to those who are sticking around!!

Now I leave you with Muse from the Eclipse soundtrack (god I love the music for these damn movies!!)

Muse - "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"


19 April 2010

Blog Award + Grizzly Bear

Thank you so much to Saadeh at Beauty Spot for this blog award. She alway been very supportive of my blog & I have always appreciated it. : )

The rules of this award are:
  1. Post this logo on your blog
  2. Pass the award on to 6 other bloggers.
  3. Link to the nominees within your post.
  4. Let the nominees know they have received the award.
  5. Share the love and link to the person who gave you this award.

I wish I could nominate everyone but... i can't lol Here goes.

And because I can't resist sharing a song with you all : ) 

Grizzly Bear - "Ready Able"


16 April 2010

Friday Night! + Myley vs. Biggie

TGIF! Here's a fun mash-up for your listening pleasure, as well as my Friday Night look. Enjoy!

15 April 2010

Spring Look + Florence and the Machine

Taking a moment to sit & listen to this entire song (& checking out this whole album, for that matter) will not be a regrettable experience. : ) Along with it is a bright spring time look. Enjoy!

Florence and the Machine - "Between Two Lungs"

Eyes - CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast (white end), Urban Decay Homegrown & Sellout e/s, MAC Vanilla pigment, MAC Beautiful Iris e/s, Loreal Carbon Lineur Intense, Estee Lauder Sumptuous Volume mascara

Cheeks - Hot pink from Coastal Scents blush palette

Lips - Max Factor Pinup Pink l/l, MAC Bombshell l/s, MAC Pink Poodle l/g

ps. Please forgive my eyebrows. They are like two wild beasts right now! : /

Thanks for reading & listening!! : )

Sunset Eyes + Phoenix

14 April 2010

Work in progress...

I've been gone for quite awhile... thanks to all who've stuck around! : )

Making some changes to the format of my blog & it's taking some time. Life is kickin' my ass right now! heh I'm very excited about the changes though so stay tuned!

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15 February 2010

RANDOM 40 Beauty Questions

I'm supposed to be writing an essay for my english class, but of course I was able to find some distractions. Stole this from I Dream of MAC. : )

Makeup looks coming soooooon. These kinds of posts are mainly for my own sanity. hehe It's been quite busy as of late. Been trying to keep up with everyone though, hope you're all doing well!


-How many times do you wash your face daily? 

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) 
Combo, more on the oily side

-What is your current facial wash? 

-Do you exfoliate? 
Yes, my skin isn't too sensitive so I can use it a couple times a week.

-What brand do you use?
 I'm loving Burt's Bees Deep Pore Scrub.

-What moisturizer do you use?
I use the Proctiv Lotion & I also love Benefit's Do It Daily

-Do you have freckles?
A few on my nose from sun burns : P

-Do you use eye cream?
Yes, Burt's Bees has a good one, but its pricey!

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I wouldn't say acne, my skin breaks out very easily though.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Have used it for over a year now. Works great for me.


-What foundation do you use?
MAC Studio Sculpt or Benefit Play Sticks

-How about concealer?
Benefit Boing or the Makeup Forever palette

-Do you know your undertone color?
I've found I'm kind of in between. I tend to have more of a yellow undertone though.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Love the look, but find them to be not so practical for me to wear as often as some people do.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don't follow it. I've never had any problems.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
MAC Zoom Lash, Estee Lauder Sumptuous Volume, Benefit Bad Gal Lash, Covergirl Lash Blast, etc... haha

-Sephora or MAC?

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
I wish!

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
It's different every day. Some times just my fingers, or different brushes

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Mainly Too Faced Shadow Insurance

-For the face?
Smashbox Photo Finish or MAC Prep & Prime

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Hmmm... I guess purples since they go so well with my eyes.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
haha Can't really remember ever doing it.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Love MAC pigments

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Used Bare Minerals for a long time but haven't for quite awhile.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Can't pick a favorite, not huge on lipstick.

-How about lipgloss?
Hate it. haha

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Benefit Coralista


-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I have not as of yet

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Most, yes.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Unfortunately there is not one very close to me, but I have been once.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
After I get my Bachelors I would love to have some kind of proper training.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I'm clumsy in everything haha

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Foundation lines around the jaw

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup?

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Megan Fox, just love her.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Probably mascara

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Do it all the time!

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Not really, but I'm not going to make kid's cry or anything haha

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I'm obsessed with MAC

-What do you think of Makeup??
Stupid question. haha I have a problem obviously!

Thanks for reading if you stuck the whole thing out! : )

17 January 2010

Awards Tag! Yay!

The rules are...
1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award
2. Copy the award and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated me for this award
4. Tell 7 interesting things about myself
5. Nominate 7 Bloggers
6. Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

Thanks so much Itsura!! : )

1. I have a chicken pox scar right smack in the middle of my eye brows. (I'm sure you've noticed in pictures! haha)
2. I'm always singing. When I'm walking around work, around my house, in the car, you name it. To my best friend's torture, the song is usually "Tomorrow" from Annie. lol
3. When I was little I had a lazy eye, so when I would try to cross them one eye would go inwards  & the other would stay center. hahah
4. I'm going to school for business. I'd love to be a business owner. My goal as of now is to go to beauty school after I get my bachelor's & maybe one day have my own salon.
5. My grandma's maiden name is McGuiver. I always thought that was so cool. lol I am French Canadian, Irish, Dutch (basically everything that doesn't get tan!) & probably a few other things we don't know about. My other g-ma was adopted.
6. I have this weird obsession with baking cupcakes. I haven't done it in awhile, but I get crazy into baking them & sometimes decorating them. haha I make them from scratch, too! : )

7. I've bitten my nails all my life. Trying to get them to grow out is a constant struggle. Gross habit, but I just can't seem to break it!!

I nominate...

Burlesque Show Beauty
Emily Loves
Naive Nails
Reflections of a Reve Noir

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

12 January 2010

FOTD Megan Fox Inspired

This is one of the looks I was looking forward to recreating most. It's simple, but fun & sexy at the same time. Megan was my #2 Fav Fit Lady.

MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC Naked Lunch e/s
MAC Elite e/s
MAC Mylar e/s
MAC Black Track fluid line
Shu Uemura Luxe Black lashes
Smashbox Split/Second blush duo
MAC Crosswires l/s

11 January 2010

FOTD Katy Perry Inspired

Alright, here is the #3 pick from my Top 5 Fit Ladies. Side note: check out Georgie's give away at her blog So full of twilight dreams that glitter!

Painterly paint pot
Mylar e/s
Kid e/s
Feline eye kohl
Ulta Halo e/l
Blacktrack fluid line
Ardelle Beauties

Max Factor Rose Rage l/l
Hang Up l/s

Enjoy! Thanks for reading!

REVIEW CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast

I've had the pleasure of purchasing the new CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blasts & wanted to share my thoughts in case anyone else was interested in checking them out, too. I only purchased three of the shades (Buy 2, Get One Free, thanks Ulta!) in Citrus Flair, Onyx Smoke & Silver Sky.

From CoverGirl.com:

The two different, specially contoured ends of our ShadowBlast stick make it easy to create a bold, colorful, smoky eye. A duo of expertly paired shades provide the bold, spotlight-ready looks loved by today's hottest makeup artists.

These are supposed to be easy ways to pull of a smokey look. And I really do see their intention. The different ends are nice, the product is creamy & easily blendable, & they are fairly cheap! But in reality, these are much too greasy to really be used alone. Creasing is definitely an issue here. I was a little more interested in using them as a colored eyeshadow base. With a base to prevent creasing underneath & a shadow over the top to set it, these really have the color pay-off to be darn good bases.

In order from left to right: Onyx Smoke, Silver Sky, Citrus Flair

I'm definitely impressed with the color pay-off of these. I have been using them with the following products:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Eyeshadow of the top of the Smoky Shadow Blast to set it in place

If you don't have oily lids & don't already have to use an eyeshadow primer, you may be better off going with whatever eyeshadow base you prefer (MAC Paint Pots, Cream Color Bases, etc), but for the price of these I don't have a problem with it at all. I already have to use an eyeshadow primer anyway. But with that said, still better yet: NYX JUMBO EYE PENCILS. Hope you found this helpful. Thanks for reading!

06 January 2010

50 Followers, Thank you!

So sorry for the lack of posts lately guys! But I just hit 50 followers & I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you. When I started this blog I really had a lot of fun with it but I never thought anyone would actually read it!

I'm flattered & appreciate the people I am getting to know through the blogging community. This is such an interesting phenomenon & I'm very proud to be apart of it. : )

So again, thank you. I have a couple FOTD's sitting in my camera that need to be posted so keep an eye out! Hope everyone had a good New Year!