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4/14/15

Game of Thrones makeup series- Meereen

IT'S FINALLY THAT TIME.
Game of Thrones is back!
As such, my makeup series has returned again, too :)


If you saw last night's episode (no spoilers here, don't worry)
OR if you've read the books,
you'll know that at this point in the story-
Meereen is becoming increasingly more important.


Meereen is the largest of the 3 city-states of Slaver's Bay.
Before Dany liberated the slaves,
it was one of the most lavish and richest cities in that part of the world.

Based on the gilded gold on the pyramids and statues
as well as the mud/clay brick that the rest of the city was built from,
here's the look I created:



I used:
UD's Primer Potion
SYN Cosmetics' 'Slim'- inner corners
Shiro Cosmetics' 'Hodor'- inner half of lid
Shiro Cosmetics' 'I Loved a Maid'- outer half of lid
Shiro Cosmetics' 'Climbing Chaos'- crease
Shiro Cosmetics' 'Queensguard' & 'Womens' Weapons'- highlight
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara



I wish the sheen from 'I Loved a Maid' was easier to see,
but otherwise, I love this look.
It definitely reminds me of Meereen :)
It's actually a look I would wear out in a heartbeat, too.


Anyway,
stay tuned for more looks for the series :)








4/8/15

CG's Spring 2015 Collection- 'I Brake for Colour'

Well, this is the second to last of my Spring polishes from CG
(it's about time to break out their neon summer collection! :P)
Today's post is just a straight- forward, red/pink creme.

Here's 2 coats of 'I Brake for Colour':


This polish's consistency was a bit better than some of the others from the collection.
It was pretty opaque and not nearly as watery.
Progress!



Stay tuned for CG's BAD A neon collection in the next week or so!

4/3/15

My Little Pony makeup series- Rarity

It's time for another installment in my My Little Pony makeup series!
Today's look is based off of Rarity:

Rarity represents the element of generosity in the series.
I decided to use her bold, white color as the main ingredient in my look,
with her mane and eye color as accents.
Here's what I came up with:




I used:
UD's Primer Potion
Sugarpill's 'Tako' & Sleek's 'Cream Soda'- lid
Sleek's 'Parm Violet' & 'Flump'- crease
Sleek's 'Bubble Gum' & 'Bolt'- lower lash line
Sugarpill's 'Poison Plum' & Sleek's 'Sugarlite'- highlight
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara


I used pretty much all mattes for this look,
which I almost never do.
However, the brazen, clear color of Rarity seemed to call for such a thing.
I was uneasy about the harsh white on my lids, at first,
but it actually needed up working fairly well.


Stay tuned for more installments in the next week or so!
:)



3/30/15

What Does Your Hair Color Say About You?!

It's Monday again! -__-
As monotonous as Mondays usually are,
I've decided to switch up my blog posts a bit today.v
I switched up my hair color recently,
 and I thought about doing a little post about how my hair color matches my personality!
Since this is usually (though definitely not exclusively) a makeup/nails blog,
I don't post as often on hair care products OR show my own hair.


My new color turned out to be a wine-ish/purple color...
 depending on the light.
At first, I was worried it was too purple...
but now- I LOVE IT.
Here are a few pics:

(natural light)

(indoor lighting)

So what is the technical name of this color??!
... no idea. haha :)
BUT, when I sat down to actually think about the color and it's relevance to my personality,
I realized they coincide very well.


To me,
this color is feisty, confident, and sultry.
I'm a meager 5'2", but I'm a lot of feisty energy in a small package :)
You can't be a special education teacher, the mother of a 3 year old, and play soccer with 30 year old men & NOT be feisty! 

I've also always been a self assured, confident woman,
and I feel like this bold color requires/reflects that of a person.

Lastly, 
a deep wine color such as this immediately invokes something sultry to me.
I love to empower women to embrace the sexy side of themselves,
and a hair color such as this really reflects that aspect of my personality, too.
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Really...
I didn't know it at the time,
but I've picked a hair color that is totally synonymous with my personality :D


NOW-
WHAT'S YOURS?
I'm extremely curious what all my followers' hair colors are & how they reflect their personality.
Thinking of changing your hair color like I did?
Check out this amazing, personalized Color Advisor from Madison Reed!
Just answer a few, quick questions and get awesome recommendations!
Haven't heard of Madison Reed? They're a hair dye company that I stumbled upon that has
reengineered hair color, making it a healthier salon-quality alternative.
Their dye is free of PPD, sulfates, resorcinol, ammonia, AND gluten!
How cool is that?!
It doesn't get any easier :)




3/29/15

Polish 'M- 'Spring Style'

Happy Sunday Sunday!
I have a great Spring polish for you today.
I'm sure all of you have heard of Polish'M.
Today's post is my first ever polish from them,
and I was very impressed.
Here's 2 coats of 'Spring Style'.

'Spring Style' is a pastel pink base with a slight, iridescent/pastel purple shimmer to it.
Alos, you can see that it has almost every color of glitter imaginable.
These glitters come in little, medium, and large hexes, circles, and squares.
It's just perfect.






3/24/15

China Glaze Spring 2015 Roadtrip collection- 'Boho Blues'

Happy Tuesday!
It's in the 70's all week here this week,
and aside from my seasonal allergies-
it makes me so ready for Spring! :)


Here's another polish from CG's 2015 Spring Roadtrip collection,
'Boho Blues'!
(3 coats)


'Boho Blues' is really more of a periwinkle color than a blue.
It reminds me slightly of Essie's 'Bikini So Teeny' from a year or two ago.
It's lovely!
It's not my favorite color for my skin tone,
but it's a solid polish.




3/21/15

Game of Thrones shadows/swatches!

Okay, so, I"m a big game of thrones fan.
I've read all the books & they're amazeballs,
PLUS the show isn't half bad, either.
In honor of Season 5 starting in the next few weeks,
I'd decided to buy some shadows from the ever amazing
I've actually never bought this brand before,
but I've heard and seen nothing but great things.



I chose several pigments from the Game of Thrones collection,
and here are their swatches! :)



Though I haven't actually worn any of these yet,
I was very pleased with quality & pigmentation while swatching.
:)
Stay tuned for a/some look(s) using these soon!





3/20/15

China Glaze Spring 2015 Roadtrip Collection- 'Wanderlust'

Happy Friday!
I'm going to see Flux Pavilion tonight,
and I'm beyond stoked.
It's been a couple years since I've seen him,
and I need a night out :P



Anyway,
I have another lovely polish from CG's new Spring Collection.
Here's 2 coats of 'Wanderlust':


'Wanderlust' is a pastel lilac creme with slight light orange shimmer
(you can see this very faintly in the first & second picture).
It actually reminds me faintly of 'In a Lily Bit' from their Spring collection last year,
but I like it all the same! :)





3/18/15

China Glaze Spring 2015 Road Trip Collection- 'Pack Lightly'

Spring is officially here in Tennessee, finally!
To celebrate, I'm breaking out the polishes I bought from China Glaze's new Spring collection.
The first of many is 'Pack Lightly'.
Here's 3 coats:



'Pack Lightly' is a pastel, orange cream colored creme polish.
It was a bit more watery than I would have liked,
but the color and finished product is lovely.
It reminds me faintly of the pastel orange Sinful Colors put out for their spring collection 2 years ago.




3/16/15

Coloupop Cosmetics lippie stix & pencil in 'Flawless'

Today I have my last of the 3 lippie stix I bought from Colourpop Cosmetics recently.
Yesterday's was a gloss, today's is another satin.
Here's 'Flawless':

This was the first time I'd used a lippie pencil,
but it worked very well.
Here are both together:



I've never worn this purple-fushia color on my lips before,
but I. LOVE. IT.
In contrast to the other satin I'd tried,
the formula was considerably better with 'Flawless'.
I'm impressed,
as I've been with almost all Colourpop Cosmetics' lippies!
:)




3/14/15

Colourpop Cosmetics Lippie Stix 'Easy'

So far, I've tried matte & satin hippie stix.
For today, however, I have my first glossy stix.
I don't usually do glossy/wet lipstick because I hate how easily it comes off and gets in my hair, on my fork, etc.... BUT, this was so pretty online that I had to try it.

Here's 'Easy'... and boy, is it easy on the eyes.

'Easy' is a pastel, bubblegum pink gloss.
It applied like butter,
and I think it's lovely.

It's a little bit more baby pink than I normally like,
only because on ME- I feel like it makes me look like a high schooler sometimes.
Regardless, though, this lippie is lovely & PERFECT for Spring! :)




3/13/15

Zoya Pixie Dust in 'Thea'

So this is the second of the two Pixie Dusts I purchased recently.
I was in love with Lux,
and now here's 2 coats of Thea:


'Thea' is a "deep amethyst with an orchid flash", and it's clearly packed heavy with Pixie Dust holo glitter. I've seen this watched before & I was in love.
The purple/fuschia hybrid color is gorgeous for sure.
The sparkle of the glitter was nowhere near what I saw with Lux, though,
so that was somewhat disappointing.


It's pretty nonetheless! :)