Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12.27.11 Busy Bee look

 <----My Awesome "Busy Bee" T-shirt!

I've already mentioned this, but my old roomie and bestie, Polly, got me this awesome "Busy Bee" shirt from a resale shop a while back. It's green with a yellow sparkly bee decal. Needless to say, I love it. I wear it as often as I can... and have done at least one other look inspired by it. ^_- Today is a holiday smokey eye hippie rocker chick look that it inspired. 

This is what I used:
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Primer: nude
detrivore - primer
Venomous - Eyelash Viper
Fyrinnae - Dressed to Kill
Fyrinnae - Dragon's Wing
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Liner: Black
Kat VonD - Puro Amor Mascara: Black

*I opted to not wear any foundation or blush, today. I tend to do that as often as I can, lately. I do music... maybe I'm just keeping in line with the rocker chick theme. That said, I will keep my lippie or gloss of choice handy (nothing for lips in the pics, but I'll probably bring e.l.f. trendsetter or trophy wife coupled with hempbalm). ^_^

p.s. I can't tell you how much I LOVE "Dressed to Kill". Anyone looking for an awesome, sparkly pigment for New Year's Eve should definitely consider it. ^_^

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Look

Today's look used the following:
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Primer: Sheer Nude
Detrivore - Eye Primer
NYX - Eyeshadow: Chick
GDE - Electric Lemonade
Aromaleigh - Rocks!: TaintedLove
GDE - Olivia Green
Kat VonD - Tattoo Chronicles Palette: DownTown
Kat VonD - Tattoo Chronicles Palette: Helsinki
Kat VonD - Puro Amor Mascara: Black
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Liner: Black
Spell Cosmetics - Poison Apple

Meow - Skinny Dippers: Medium Himalayan
Meow - Pampered 0: Inquisitive Himalay

Regardless of what holiday you celebrate or not... I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

Friday, December 23, 2011

Pink Eye... er... you know what I mean. ^_- 12.23.2011

Hello, all. Today, I decided to get UBERgirly and do a pink look! Here's what I used:

Fyrinnae - Princess of Darkness
Fyrinnae- Candy Coated
Shiro - Mew
Venomous Cosmetics - Pegasus
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Liner: Black

Kat VonD - Puro Amor Mascara: Black

Meow - Shattered Equinox Blush: Rhetorical Ruin
Meow - Skinny Dippers: Medium Himalayan
Meow - Pampered 0: Inquisitive Himalayan

e.l.f. - Mineral Lip Liner: Peach
Spell - Lip Gloss: In Silence
Herbal Mineral - Natural Gloss Stick: Berry Pink

I also did a neat-o up-do. I just parted my hair down the middle (I generally like to do a more zig-zag style part... so I did) and reverse french braided each side to create two braided buns on either side. (Princess Leia style? Not quite... I have a better trick for THAT! ^_-)

Another Houston Texans inspired look 12.22.2011

Hello, all. Although the Texans had a disappointing night, last night, I wanted to share yet another Texans inspired look-creation. ^_^ This is what I used:
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Primer: Nude
Detrivore - Primer
e.l.f. - Mineral Eye Liner: Midnight (I noticed it was misspelled on some of the labelling "Midnought" *giggle)
Wet 'n wild - Eyeliner: White
Detrivore - Afterworld
Meow - Supernaturals: Psychic
GDE - Mingles
Fyrinnae - Biker Chic
Fyrinnae - Cheshire Cat Grin
Aromaleigh - Rocks!: Tainted Love
Kat VonD - Puro Amor Mascara: Black

Meow - Shattered Equinox Blush: Rhetorical Ruin
Meow - Skinny Dippers: Medium Himalayan
Meow - Pampered 0: Inquisitive Himalayan

e.l.f. - Mineral Lipstick: Natural Nymph

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Never Too Much Sparkle Inverted Smokey Eye

 The Facebook group "Never Too Much Sparkle!" is doing a weekly challenge for an inverted, holiday smokey eye that integrates green and red. My eyes aren't to terribly wide set, but I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try corrective shading for those with that problem, by completely inverting the way I normally do my smokey eye looks; adding shadow to the inner corners, this time. The results were surprisingly chic! Of course, I did some shading to slim my cheekbones to offset the effect of the eyeshadow.

Products used:
e.l.f. rose mineral eye primer
concrete minerals eye primer
detrivore primer

NYX Jumbo red lip pencil
GDE Martini Olive
GDE Olivia green
Aromaleigh Tainted Love
GDE Cloud Coverage
GDE Urban Trash

Kat VonD puro amor mascara
Meow Cosmetics browbeater auburn
Wickedly Clean blush Pastel Pink

e.l.f. lipstick natural nymph
NYX Jumbo Red lip pencil

As you can see, I used greens on the lower, red to the inner corner, and white to the outer.

To the right is the super-quick, hippie version of this look ^_-. I washed everything off and left the GDE martini olive mixed with GDE Olivia Green that remained on the lower lashline.

Peace, love, and gratitude this holiday season. ^_^

Friday, November 25, 2011

Galactic 11.25.11

Products used:
e.l.f. primer blush
Concrete minerals primer
Detrivore Primer
Fyrinnae Equality, 
Fyrinnae Leif, 
GDE Disco White, 
GDE Phyrra, 
Morgana Fortress, 
Shiro Mew, 
wnw purple, 
wnw green 
wnw white 
e.l.f. mineral Black eyeliner 
e.l.f. mineral peach lipliner , and 
e.l.f mineral lip gloss night owl
e.l.f. mineral foundation light
wickedly clean blush pastel pink

 This is my look for the Never Too Much Sparkle Makeup Showcase on facebook. Galactic is the first thing I thought of... the prompt is actually Galaxy. One thing's for sure... this was fun! ^_^

Thursday, November 24, 2011

11.24.11 neutral look

e.l.f. mineral primer (blush)
Fyrinnae Species 8472 to create a line just above the crease on the outer 2/3
Meow Shattered Equinox: grandiloquent just above Species 8472 brought all the way in (extending "crease")
Meow Egyptian Treasures: Ra above grandiloquent (to create a gradient)
Spell cosmetics (the color fell off... but I seem to remember "Latte"... it's a light, matte beige colour) to the inner 2/3 lid under cut crease
Aromaleigh Latte to outer 1/3 lid
wnw eye pencil white to inner v and inner 1/3 lower lashline
wnw eye pencil green to lower waterline
e.l.f. eye liner in black to upper waterline
e.l.f. eyeliner coffee to upper and lower lashline (extending out, on top)
Kat Von D Puro Amor mascara black

e.l.f. mineral foundation
wickedly clean blush "pastel pink"

e.l.f. mineral lip liner raisin
e.l.f. mineral lip gloss Night Owl

11.23.11 LOTD

Products used:
e.l.f. primer blush
concrete minerals primer
Detrivore primer
Liners: e.l.f. midnight and black, wnw white and purple
Fyrinnae Rebellion
Meow Sardonic
Concrete minerals Ether
Concrete minerals lithium
Fyrinnae Lights of Quebec City
Kat Von D Puro Amor mascara black
Wickedly clean blush pastel pink
e.l.f. mineral lip liner peach
e.l.f. mineral lipstick rosy raisin
e.l.f. mineral lipgloss trendsetter

Monday, November 21, 2011

Purps ^_^

e.l.f. mineral eye primer
concrete minerals eye primer
Concrete minerals - Arsenic widely to crease
Fyrinnae - Shinigami to define crease
Kat Von D - Galeano to lid
Morgana Cryptoria - Fortress to outer 1/3 lid (layered atop Galeano)
First Class - just under eyebrow, to highlight
Wet n' Wild eyeliner - Purple to upper and lower lashline
Wet n' Wild eyeliner - white to lower water line
Puro Amor Mascara - black

Wet n' Wild eyeliner - purple as lipliner
random lip moisturizer containing primarily hempseed oil
Spell Cosmetics lippie - Venom

e.l.f. mineral foundation
Almay naturals transleucent mineral foundation
e.l.f. all over color stick persimmon

Once again, apologies for the poor quality of the pictures. I hope that you can at least get an idea for the look.

As you know, the complexity of many of these artisanal pigments is really tough to capture on camera, anyways. Thanks for your understanding. ^_^

Do you have a favorite GDE, Morgana Cryptoria, or Concrete minerals pigment?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Green and Cream

This look was prompted by a song called "Green and Cream" by Guilt Machine. As you can see... the colors are NOT Green and Cream. However, it seems that the album is extremely personal and explores depression. So... what better way to celebrate that than with some blues? Regardless of what you think of the look... you should totally listen to the song.

Kat Von D - Night of the Hunter to outer 2/3 crease and outer v
GDE - Olivia Green just above Night of the Hunter into crease
Kat Von D - Holy Bible to inner 2/3  lid
Fyrinnae - The Staggering Sailor to outer 1/3 lid
Wet n' wild eye liner - green to upper and lower lashline and waterline
Fyrinnae - The Staggering Sailor layered atop liner
Wickedly clean blush
e.l.f. mineral foundation
e.l.f. mineral lip gloss - trophy wife

This is the complete look.

green and yellow from 11/18/2011

Products Used:
GDE - Electric Lemonade
GDE - Martini Olive
Wet n' Wild green eyeliner to lower lashline
Wet n' Wild sparkly black liner
and I can't remember the rest. :-( I know... fail

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pink and Green 11.17.11

I got a couple of wet n' wild eyeliners yesterday on the way to the bus (they won't make change and all I had was fivers... so I had a totally legit excuse to buy makeup. AND... it was buy one get one half off! YAY!)

e.l.f. mineral primer
Fyrinnae - Darling Misfit to crease
Morgana Cryptoria - Fortress to outer 1/3 lid
Fyrinnae - Samhain Spirits to middle 1/3 lid
Fyrinnae - Titania to inner 1/3 lid
Kat Von D - Camila just under brow to highlight
Wet n' Wild eyeliner - green to upper lashline and lower
Wet n' Wild eyeliner - sparkling black to lower waterline
Kat Von D - Puro Amor mascara black

e.l.f. mineral foundation
Wickedly Clean blush

The look is far more vibrant than it appears... I will have a decent camera, soon, so you can see the colors better - but this works for now. ^_^

Also, I'm something of a hair person (I'm pretty decent at up-do's, those integrating braids, especially) You can't see it... but I did pin-curls to everything but my braids. What's nice about this 'do (if you will) is that you can be messy and it looks awesome when you take it out! ^_^

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I don't remember exactly what I used for this look... but I know I had green, blue, and purples. ^_^