Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EOTD&LOTD+swatches: Maybelline Color Tattoo, Tarte, Smashbox, Korres, e.l.f. etc

Here is what I did with my eye makeup the other day, take a look...

The products...

I used Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer and then Maybelline Color Tattoo by EyeStudio in Bad To the Bronze all over the lid.

I used e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant on the inner half of the lid and inner corner.
WnW Coloricon single in Nutty on the outer half of the lid and crease.
Finally, e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Earthy as a little pop of color on the center of the lid.

I used a little bit of Benefit's High Beam as my brow highlight.
For eyeliner I applied L'oreal's Carbon Black Lineur Intense

I applied two mascaras that are almost dried up and useless but I have loved them.
Extra Super Lash by Rimmel and Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte

Here are swatches of the eye shadows starting from the left
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze, e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant, WnW coloricon eyeshadow in Nutty, and e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Earthy

Here is the lip combo I did that day...

I used...

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine, Tarte LipSurgence natural lip tint in Enchanted, Smashbox lip enhancing gloss in Illume, and I topped it off with a little dab of the limited edition NYC Rose Lip Gloss.

Here they are swatched on my arm... 

from the left
Korres, Tarte, Smashbox, NYC

So I had to include this last photo. After I took pictures of the swatches I was washing them off and look...

The lip colors are gone completely. The powder eyeshadows are barely hanging on but the Color Tattoo...

LOOK AT IT!! It didn't rub/wash off/ fade AT ALL!! WHAT?!
This stuff means business. It is l o n g lasting.
Just wanted to share that with you so you could get an idea of the lasting power of the Color Tattoos.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

NOTD: mint, pink, and gold glitter

I have been so inspired by all of the pretty nail pictures on Pinterest

But I really have no experience with nail art, so I go for a combination of different colors. Here's what I used this morning...

I painted my thumb, index, and middle finger with the mint color. My ring finger gold. And my pinky hot pink {how appropriate, pinky pink}

I really love the combination of pink and gold and I always love mint!
What have you been doing with your nails lately?


Saturday, July 14, 2012

pinterest inspiration for a birthday party

my husband's birthday is in 1 week.
the invitations have been sent.
now, i'm lost in pinterest land.

here are a few ideas i'm loving

table top s'more roasters

lemonade + mason jar

diy shade canopy

clothesline-esque photo display

DIY serving stand {not in these colors, at least for this event}

if only i had an orchard. but i do love banner + table cloth + flowers + mismatched chairs