Favorite Looks of 2013!

Happy NYE!
I hope you all have a SAFE and very, very happy new years!
Since makeup is my first love and
the primary reason I blog, I decided to put together my favorite 
looks I've done over this past year.

Let me know which is YOUR favorite!

Mystic Nights

House Lannister- Game of Thrones makeup series

Wearable Thanksgiving look

Tropical Remix

July 4th 

latest Nighttime Neutral

Solitude- Skyrim makeup series


Autumn Dream

Which look is your favorite?!


Favorite Polishes of 2013

It's time for yet another culmination of favorites,
this time in relation to what you all care about-

'Heart Breaker' from All That Glitters

Mushroom Mani :)

- some actually semi- successful stamping for me!

'Candy Cauldron' from Pop Culture Cosmetics

'Sleigh Bells' from Starrily

What are your favorites from 2013?
Let me know!

Favorite Beauty Products of 2013

Hey all!
It's time for my favorites from the entire past year :)

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6. Pop Culture Cosmetics Fairy-inspired polishes


Hint of Winter

I wanted to do a winter-y look today as we are basically in 
it now in Tennessee, despite the fact that we don't usually get snow for at least another month or so.

Regardless, I wanted to use a couple pigments & glitters
I have yet to use or that are new,
so this was a good excuse :)

I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 'Prank' & 'Madness' & SYN Cosmetics' 'Delusion'- crease
UD's 'Strike'- highlight & waterline
SYN Cosmetics' 'Absolute'- browbone
SYN Cosmetics' 'Gravity' & Victorian Disco Cosmetics' 'Stun Grenade'- lid


PCC- 'Silent Night' & 'Holly Jolly'

i've got to double up on posts/polishes here because 
I have too much to post before Christmas day haha.
Today, both are from Pop Culture Cosmetics!

First up, 'Silent Night' over Sinful Colors' 'Rain Storm'.

'Silent Night' is a dark blue crelly with all white/holo glitter: micro, medium squares and hexes, large circles, several large half moons, and large snowflakes & stars.
LOVE this polish!
The glitter types really make it, in my opinion.
I love it over 'Rain Storm', too.
(You gotta dig for the stars and snowflakes, though)

Next up, 3 coats of 'Holly  Jolly'-

'Holly Jolly' is a mint-green base filled with green & red glitter.
This reminds me faintly of Lush Lacquer's (currently Polish Me Silly)
'Frosty', but with a green base.
Either way, it's a cute Christmas polish!
One note, though, it does get a little gloopy after a few uses.


Christmas Makeup Look

I've been itching to do some more Christmas looks.
I found one on Pinterest from Naturally Erratic that I really liked,
and I've recreated it here :)

I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 'Libertine' and Sleek's 'Dragon Fly' & 'Cricket'- crease
UD's 'Damaged' &'Libertine'- lid
Lime Crime's 'Seahorse Discourse'- highlight
UD's 'Black Dog' & Sugarpill's 'Love+'- lower lash line
'Tako'- inner corners & browbone
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner
L'Oreal Butterfly mascara

What do you all think about this look?
I really loved how Naturally Erratic did it.
I like the smokeyness of it best, I think.


Christmas Classics- 'Winter Holly '

I've got another 'Christmas classic' for you today,
again from China Glaze's holiday collection last year.

Here's 3 coats of 'Winter Holly'!

'Winter Holly' is a green holo microglitter, similar to 'Glistening Snow' 
but just a different color :)

This polish sparkles like crazy in the sunlight thanks to the holo
and 2 coats of SV.
Definitely a good one for the holidays!


PCC- 'Sleigh Bells'

I've got another uber cute & unique Christmas top coat for you today
from, guess who!, Pop Culture Cosmetics :)

Here's 'Sleigh Bells' over 2 coats of Sinful Colors' 'In the Mist'.

'Sleigh Bells' is a clear base with tons of fun glitter: sparse green & red micro glitter,
medium red, green, and silver holo circles, small white circle glitter, large red, green, and
silver holo circle glitter, large white snowflakes, AND large green, red, and silver holo bells!
Hence the name ;P

I love that this polish has glitter i've never seen in a polish before.
The addition of the snowflakes is super cute, too.

Brand: Pop Culture Cosmetics
Type: Glitter Top Coat
Formula: Good!
Opacity (1-5): 1
Application: Good, but you definitely have to dig for the bigger glitters.
Price: $4 for a mini
Get This: no longer sold :/

I think this polish is so freaking precious
and plan on wearing it again immediately!
What do you all think?


Swatches of latest SYN Cosmetics pigments

My latest purchases from SYN Cosmetics came in the other day,
and I figured I would swatch them and show you!

Here are my latest additions:

Kellen was super generous and included 3 MORE pigments
plus the sample for me just because :)
I purchased very winter-y looking pigments,
and i'm super anxious to use them.


SYN Cosmetics is always known for their shimmer,
but you can see that some of these are particularly glitter-y :)

What do you think about these?
What's your favorite pigment from SYN Cosmetics?