Monday, May 14, 2012

vs: Bobbi Brown #4, MAC Velvet Teddy & Aristo-Chic

If you've been lemming the LE MAC lipstick Aristo-Chic from the Holiday 2007 "Finery" collection or you like the color of Velvet Teddy, but not the matte finish, then I think that Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brown #4 is what you're looking for.
Brown #4 |  Velvet Teddy | Aristo-Chic
BB is a bit more expensive than MAC ($23 as opposed $15), but that's the price you pay for "perfection". If you think that a "perfect" lip has a creamy finish, instead of a matte one.

Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 MTV VMA Fashion

I just remembered that I forgot to do a "what I would wear" post for the VMAs! I fell in love with this dress when I saw it in July and I think that it's a very appropriate choice for an award show like the VMAs.

Alexis Mabile Fall 2011 Couture

Christian Louboutin Balota in Black

Styling: I would where the Alexis Mabile dress & Christian Louboutins without any accessories. My hair is currently down to my butt and I don't have any layers. So I'd wear it pin-straight with an off-center part, keeping it off of my shoulders (I wouldn't want anything to detract from the dress). As far as makeup goes, I would either do a black smoky eye with silver accents, no color on the cheeks (just highlight & contour) and a deep berry stained lip OR a glossy looking eye with somewhat dramatic liner & lashes, again no color on the cheeks and an aubergine lip (think MAC's Night Violet Mattene).


I don't know about you, but I was kind of disappointed with what the ladies chose to wear this year. I felt like everyone either went way over the top or didn't go far enough. The dresses that I did like were nice, but a bit boring & I was not of fan of the styling choices...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Anime in Traffic

Just playing with my Traffic & Anime OCC Lip Tars. I haven't gone out with it yet, but I definitely will.

What do you think of this look?
Would you wear it out?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 MTV VMA Inspired Eyes

The MTV VMAs wil be airing next Sunday and I noticed that the colors this year are black, white, purple & pink. So, I decided to do an eye featuring those colors. I've been thinking about re-creating Emma Watson's eye makeup from the New York premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with Sugarpill's Goldilux CromaLust instead of gold leaf. But, once I decided to do this VMA look, I thought that it would be more interesting to do something inspired  by her eye makeup, using the VMA colors. This is what I came up with...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Venting about my very first swap gone bad...

Almost 2 weeks ago I received a message from a swapper (who shall remain nameless) inquiring about a few of my items. We subsequently arranged a swap of...


MAC Full Fuchsia lipstick (BNIB)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Stash (BN)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Covet (listed as sharpened 2x)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Ransom (listed as sharpened 2x)



MAC Slick CCB (listed as used 3-4x)
MAC Underplay l/s (listed as used 3x)
MAC Gingerly blush (listed as swatched 3x)
MAC Ice Iridescent Pressed Powder (listed as swatched 5x)

I am currently wish list only and Underplay & Gingerly are the only items she had that are on my wish list. But, Slick & Ice piqued my curiosity when I saw them on her list. So, I Googled them & liked what I saw. Especially Slick, which one of the Pixiwoo girls used in a tutorial as a base for Club eyeshadow.

Once we came to an agreement & exchanged addresses, I went to get her items ready to post. It was then that I realized that I had listed Covet & Ransom incorrectly. Covet was actually sharpened 3x & Ransom only 1x. I promptly told her this & we eventually agreed that I would send her a BN Ransom (from my 15th Anniversary set) instead of the used one.

I have over 270 positive tokens & she only has 24. Standard practice would be for me to wait until her end arrived and then post mine. Hindsight being 20/20, I definitely should have done that. But, like a fool, I went ahead & posted the day after her. 3 days later (today), we both received our packages. When I opened mine and examined the items, I found that they are far more used than she claimed. 

This is a pic of the Slick CCB, which was supposedly used 3-4x...

Monday, July 25, 2011

NARS Autumn 2011 Re-creation Attempt

I don't have any of the NARS products that were used on the model and I'm sure that I don't have them, so I just made due with what I do have. I didn't bother to do the whole face, because I wouldn't ever dare to put a picture of  my face anywhere near her's. LOL! Plus, I don't think that I have a blush that is close enough to the one that she has on. Although, I do have Gina & it MIGHT be similar. I'm quite confident that Revlon's Smoked Peach Matte lipstick with a tiny bit of clear gloss over it would look very similar to what she's wearing, though. Anyway, this is what I was able to do...
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