Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Candy Lips: My Lime Crime Lipstick Collection

I don't have anything terribly exciting to report as it's midterm week for me. I thought it'd be fun to do a colorful post compiling my little collection of crazy lip colors from Lime Crime:

Mint To Be

Airborne Unicorn

My Beautiful Rocket

Countessa Fluorescent

Hope you guys enjoyed this colorful post!  Happy Tuesday and have a great night!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Luxe Faux Fur

Hi everyone!  Boy, I've really missed being here!  :(  This school term is no joke, I've got a full load with four intensive courses, leaving me little time to do anything but hit the books.  I'm studying for a quiz and a midterm as we speak while working on a graphic design project.  *gloom*  But I needed a bit of a break and what better way to do so than to visit Style By Cat?  Anyhoo...nothing really juicy to post, although, Restoration Hardware is having a sale on their winter wares now that the holidays are over.  I got a really cute fur trapper hat and scarf made out of the softest, faux fur.  People can't tell that it's not the real thing and I've gotten asked a few times if I was wearing rabbit.  Of course, I would never do that!  Animals are for cuddling, not for wearing! :)

Turns out, me and my little yorkie, Miss Monday, match!

Miss Monday does not like taking pictures:

I purchased the scarf in Arctic Fox and the hat in Lynx. :)  Super soft, warm, and cozy.  Perfect for the chilly weather!  Hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far!  Back to studying for me.  Thanks for sticking around and reading!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

OOTD: Stripe Sweater Dress

I loooooooooooooove dresses!  But it's sooooooooooooooo cold!  The solution to this problem is simple.  Cozy sweater dresses!  This is my favorite of the moment, my stripey, turtleneck sweater dress from Venus:
It's classy and comfy, yet the knee-high, high-heeled boots from JustFab add a touch of sexy.  I wore this out tonight on a dinner date with H. :)

Keepin' it short and sweet tonight because it's time to hit the hay!  Thanks for checking in and have a great night!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scarlet Nerdy

Heeeeeeeeeeeeey!  It's back to school for me...  It's just the first week and I've already got my hands full!  I've got a few cool posts coming up, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share my FOTD.  It rained today so I figured I'd liven things up by throwing in some bright, fire-engine red!

That would be Wet N Wild's Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 910D.  I decided to offset my bold lippy by wearing my decidedly hipster-esque geeky glasses by Derek Cardigan from Coastal.  I was thrilled to get some nice compliments at school today. ^_^

Hope everyone's having a lovely week so far!  Happy hump day and goodnight! :D


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gold & Curls

By nature, I'm an avid reader.  My mom took me to the library on a weekly basis from the time I was, like 4 or 5, to check out books.  However, the age of the internet began and I've slowed down a bit since.  I do read, still, but not quite as voraciously as I used to.  Well, I've recently picked up on it again and it feels good.  I get so absorbed in my novels that I feel like I'm living another life when I'm reading.  In the series I'm currently reading, there some references to ancient Egypt.  I felt inspired, again, to do my Cleopatra-esque, glittery, golden look:

I did this with my Urban Decay Naked palette, using Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, and Creep.  I then enhanced the liner on my top lash line with Sephora's Glitter Eyeliner in Gold.  I finished off the look by applying my trusty Ardell #122's.

I also felt like doing something a bit different with my hair.  So I grabbed my Hot Tools curling wand and gave myself some tight, bouncy curls.  Tons of volume that lasts and lasts and lasts...no hairspray required!

That's Pale Mauve on my lips from Bobbi Brown's Atomic Pink palette, btw.
I LOVE my hair like this, but I'm soooooooooo lazy to do it.  It takes more than twice as long as my usual styling routine, so I can only do it when I have time.  Well...it takes about 20-30 minutes, which I think is waaaaaaaaaaay too long.  <---- no patience :P

Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that it's back to school for me starting tomorrow. :(  I've really enjoyed the regular posting and I'll try to stay as regular as possible, but, most likely, posts won't be up on a daily basis.  I'm truly grateful for those who have stuck around (both subscribers and lurkers) to read my humble little blog.  Thanks guys, happy Sunday, and have a great night!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

FOTD: Barbie Girl

 Like a lot of little girly-girls growing up in the USA, I had an immense affinity for Barbie.  I must have had at least a dozen of them.  I was completely obsessed with her hair, makeup, and wardrobe.  (obsession with hair, makeup, and wardrobe has not ceased as an adult)  For me, as a second grader, Barbie was the perfect pretty.  I was actually quite convinced that when I grew up, I would become blonde, blue-eyed, tall, and slender.  Aside from maybe the slender part, the rest of Barbie's characteristics never manifested on me.  That's ok!  Give me a blonde wig, blue contacts, and a pair of 6" heels and there you go...anything is possible!

Realistically, however, I think a girl can at least get away with Barbie-style makeup.  Subtlety and a light hand is key, or else you may end up with this kind of makeup faux pas:

To achieve a softer, wearable version of Barbie's signature look, this is what I used:

- Base shadow: Minx by Urban Decay
- Outer corners: Creed by Urban Decay
- Ardell Fashion Lashes #122

- Tickled Pink blush by ELF

- Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake

This is such a fun and feminine look!  Definitely a great way to get that Barbie look without going over-the-top.  I can actually go outside like this.  For all my fellow Barbie fans out there, this one might be neat to try. :)


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bobbi Brown Atomic Pink Palette

Hello!  Just sharing my FOTD using Bobbi Brown's Atomic Pink Lip & Eye Palette.

I used Cement (shimmery oyster) as my base shade, Eclipse (matte black) to darken my outer corners, and White (matte white) to highlight my brow arch.  Then I enhanced the look by applying Ardell Fashion Lashes #122:

For my lip, I applied the Atomic Pink lipstick and then glossed over with Popsicle Pink (in the tube).

Voila!  "Atomic" sexy achieved! :D  (though the look would have been better conveyed if I'd worn an LBD, haha)


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Amazing Grace by Philosophy

Being a Sephora "Beauty Insider", I finally racked up enough points to be gifted an adorable, mini fragrance/bath/body trio of Amazing Grace by Philosophy:

This isn't something I'd necessarily buy on my own.  When it comes to fragrances, in general, I tend to favor scents that make me smell like a dessert.  My signature scent would be Candy, Baby by Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush.  I've also been known to collect a variety of fragrant products from Bath & Body Works which smell like fruit and cake and such.

Therefore I was hesitant to try out Amazing Grace, which is a floral fragrance with no hint of sugar or fruitiness whatsoever.  When I did give it a go, I went all out...using the shampoo/body wash, slathering on the lotion, and then spritzing myself with the eau de toilette.

I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it!  Amazing Grace carries a scent that I would describe as very light, fresh, clean, and feminine.  It's not at all overpowering, I noticed that I would occasionally get little whiffs of it now and then as I moved throughout the day.  This was especially nice during and after my evening kickboxing workout.  I came out of the gym a sweaty mess, but smelled like a prima ballerina! (as I imagine, in my fantasies, that this is what ballerinas smell like)

The shampoo/bath/body wash is typical in consistency to most shampoos and shower gels.  Though it doesn't lather up as richly as most products of the like do, it'll still get your hair and skin squeaky-clean.  Kudos for being a 3-in-1 product.  The body emulsion (lotion) moisturizes without being heavy or greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin.

Amazing Grace is a refreshing change to my daily fragrance routine.  I'd definitely like to at least keep the eau de toilette on hand for days when I prefer to smell like a flower as opposed to a fruit.  Haha!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Just thought I'd ring in 2013 with a festive red lip!  Pretty uneventful today.  Just relaxed with my nearest and dearest.  Actually, 2/3 of my family, including H, is recuperating from a nasty cold virus that's been going around.  Luckily, my mother and I have somehow steered clear.  Here's crossing my fingers because I start the new school term next Monday and I want to be healthy and ready for class!

Cheers everyone!  Let's make this one a GREAT one!