Mystic Nights 2.0

So last year, about this time, I created a look called Mystic Nights.
I really love the dark, forest-y, mysterious shades together,
so I figured I'd recreate it :)

Here's version 2.0 WITH a funky lip!

I tried to do an ombre lip with my two favorite lime crime lipsticks,
but it didn't work out too well :/
Other than that,
I freaking love this look.

I used solely UD's Vice2 palette on my lids.
Here are the specifics:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
'Prank' & 'Madness'- crease
'Damaged'- lid
'Prank' & 'Lovesick- outer corner of lid
'Betrayal'- waterline
Covergirl Bombshell mascara
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner

Lime Crime 'Airborn Unicron' & 'Oh No She Didn't'- lips


Starrily- 'The Magic of Frosty'

Okay, okay.
So i know this is technically a Christmas polish,
but being that so many places are getting snow today-
I figured it's still fitting...
you can still make snowmen, whether it's christmas or not :)

Anyway, here's 1 coat of 'The Magic of Frosty' over Zoya's 'Neely'.

'The Magic of Frosty' is a clear base filled with white & red microglitter,
small green, red, and blue hexes, medium white hexes, large red hexes, 
and large white snowflakes.

Brand: Starrily
Type: Glitter Top Coat
Formula: Good!
Opacity (1-5): 1
Application: Good, but you definitely have to dig for the bigger glitters.
Price: $8-$9 for a mini
Get This: no longer sold :/

What do you guys think of this fun winter top coat?
I love it :)


Zoya- 'Taylor'

I've got another lovely Zoya for you today.
I bought this once from their most recent promotion,
and I obviously HAD to buy it since it bears my name :)

Also, I've been on the hunt for good, neutral, wedding polishes
and this definitely looked promising online.

Here's 2 coats of 'Taylor'.

'Taylor' is a "light toffee creme". It is indeed very light,
but looked a bit different on my nails than I expected.
I still like it, though.

Not sure if it's quite THE wedding polish I was looking for, though,
so I'm still on the hunt!


Skyrim Makeup Series- 'Aura Whisper'

Switching gears just a bit for my Skyrim look today.
Rather than using a place or race as my inspiration,
I decided to use a 'shout',
specifically, the Aura Whisper.

Shouts in this game are special powers that do various things.
These shouts are formed by a series of words that can only be learnt
by the Dragonborn (& a few select others)
after absorbing dragon souls.

As you can see, the Aura Whisper is actually a whisper rather than a shout,
but it has a magical effect all the same-
it reveals any living things' life force (or aura) that's near you,
which is a definite upper hand!

Here's my inspiration from the Aura Whisper:

I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 24/7 eyeliner in 'Bourbon', blended out- crease
SYN Cosmetics' 'Entice'- crease highlight
SYN Cosmetics' 'Faded' & 'Roman'- lid
Covergirl Bombshell mascara
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner

I wanted this look to remind me of a whisper,
something soft, faint, and fleeting.
So I used that rather than the color of the shout as inspiration.

In the end, 'Faded' & 'Roman' didn't go to together quite as well as I'd hoped,
but I really loved 'Entice' over the crease.

What do you all think?


Zoya Pixiedust 'Godiva'

I've finally bought myself a Pixiedust!
I've loved these polishes ever since they came out awhileeee ago,
but i've just now gotten around to buying one.

I purchased a few polishes lately that seemed like they'd be good to wear to a wedding
(seeing as how I'm in one and am having my own this year),
so that's what I was thinking when I bought this one.

Here's 2 coats of 'Godiva' !

'Godiva' is a champagne/sand colored glitter,
but is offically described as a "soft nude" with "sugared sparkle" ;P


Brand: Zoya
Type: Pixiedust/glitter
Formula: Great!
Opacity (1-5): 2
Application: Awesome!
Price: $9 
Get This: 

What do you all think about this baby?


Nail mail/makeup additions

Several new things today :)

First, my most recent purchases from Zoya came in last week!

Can you guess which these are? ;P
Stay tuned for swatches of these bad boys in the coming weeks.

As for the makeup, I scooped up Covergirl's latest mascara:

CG is usually a solid brand when it comes to mascaras,
so I'm excited to try this one.

Lastly, this little rando thing,

I've never even heard of this brand?
But it was $1 and Spring-y looking,
so, why not?

Swatches seemed decent enough!

Have any of you had experience with these?
What are your thoughts?


Pentatonix Daft Punk look!

So for those of you who don't know who Pentatonix is,
it's this little group of 5 (duh) people who can sing basically
anything acapella, and their harmonizing is just insane.
Not to mention their vocal ranges and other various talents that come into play in their music.

My favorite song of theirs is this bad-A little Daft Punk medley.
Here it is:

I based my look today off the girl.
This look was PURELY for fun,
not to show off any skill (or lack thereof!)
or even good application.
I just thought her look was so out there & fun
that I wanted to recreate it myself :)
(I could NOT find a bright blue wig for the life of me)

Here's my version!

So silly.
The look really would have been like a gajillion times better with a blue wig.
But. Whatever.
It was still so fun to play around & create this :P

I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 'Asphyxia'- lid
Sleek's 'Bolt' & 'Chill' and Lime Crime's 'Atlanteal'- blue around eyes
unnnamed shimmery white from Maybelline- corner of eyes
SYN Cosmetucs' 'Absolute'- under eyes
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner
unnamed holo glitter shadow from Maybelline- glitter stripe on face

What do you guys think?
It was too fun.
Even more important, the video is amazeballs.
So make sure you check out allll their stuff on youtube & iTunes!


Obsessive Compulsive lip tar- 'Black Metal Dahlia'

I've been wanting to try a lip tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
for AWHILE now, especially in Black Metal Dahlia.
Lo and behold, I was able to get it for Christmas! :)

Black Metal Dahlia is a metallic lip tar
in a shimmery maroon-burgundy...
one of my favorite colors right now :)

Depending on the light,
this lip tar goes from purple to red.

*outdoor light- shade

You can see this tar did bleed.
Honestly, being new to lip tar,
I'm not sure the best ways to prevent that from happening, if there are some.
So any suggestions are welcome with that!

Annnnnd there's this:
*outside- sunlight

A gorgeous, shimmery red in the sunlight.
Just lovely.

Have any of you tried lip tars from OCC?
What are your thoughts?


Revlon Matte Balm Stain 'Complex'

I've got my second balm stain from Revlon to show you today.
(see the first one here)

Here's 'Complex'.

'Complex' is a lovely, nude matte and is hardly complex at all!
Nice little irony you got there, Revlon.

Regardless, it's a very nice shade that will obviously go with almost anything.
It would be really pretty paired with a smokey eye and a clear, glittery gloss over it.


Beauty Mail!

My purchases with my Sephora gift card I got from Christmas arrived yesterday!
Here they are:

Too Faced's Jingle All the Way palette
& iPhone5 case

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics'
Lip Tar 'Black Metal Dahlia' 

I have never tried any Too Faced shadows,
so I'm stoked to try this.
Also, I've NEVER tried any Obsessive Compulsive products,
but I've seen this lip tar blogged about and it looks

What do you guys think about these products?
What have your experiences been with them, if any?


Skyrim Makeup Series- Dawnstar

I finally have another installment in my Skyrim series.
It's been entirely too long since I did one.

Today's look is based off of an appropriately cold & wintery village-
Dawnstar !

Dawnstar is a rather small mining and garrison village,
capital of The Pale in Skyrim.
It, along with Winterhold,
is one of the coldest cities in Skyrim. 

Using mainly the snow and frigid ocean,
here's my look inspired by Dawnstar.
(disclaimer: I also used a pic of wintery makeup on Pinterest as inspiration,
so this is in no way ALL my own!)

I used:
UD Primer Potion
UD's 'Haight', 'Money', 'Crystal' & unnamed Sephora royal blue- crease
SYN Cosmetics' 'Absolute' & shimmery white from Maybelline quad- lid
L'Oreal Butterfly mascara
Lime Crime Uniliner in 'Lunar Sea' lash tips

In retrospect, the white tips of my lashes (featured in the Pinterest look)-
was a bad idea.
It looks gloopy and crappy,
not wintery.
So, meh.

Otherwise, though,
I really like the look.
It looks cold & beautifully desolate, much like Dawnstar.
(Even though it's a "major city",
not many people live there)

What do you think?


Enchanted Forest

I have another truly lovely polish from Pop Culture Cosmetics for ya'll today.
Being that we got some snow last night,
I figured now was a good time to post it!

Here's 2 coats of 'Enchanted Forest' over 
2 coats of Zoya's 'Gaia' on 3 fingers & Zoya's 'Miley' on my ring finger.

'Enchanted Forest' is a  pearl white polish filled with iridescent shimmer
and small and medium iridescent circle & hex glitter.
It's really delicate and beautiful :)
Especially over 'Gaia'; I like it much better over that than 'Miley'.

What do you guys think about this polish?
Did you get any snow?