Saturday, December 31, 2011

Casual Club OOTD

Last post of 2011!
A couple of weeks ago we went downtown to The Church nightclub to see one of my very old friends Tower DJ. He seamlessly blends old school punk & goth with newer indie & electroclash, so of course he's one of my favorite DJ's & always keeps me dancing.
I wanted to keep my outfit a little more casual but still fit with the night.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Double Feature- Work/Family to Party Makeup & Style

I know that it is very easy to get double or even triple booked for events this time of year. 
I wanted to do a look that was in the holiday spirit & glamorous but toned down for work or family events. I also wanted it to be easy to transition this look into something for going to hang out with friends without having to go home & completely change everything. I wanted to be able to do a quick transition with minimal stuff that could be done in a car or small bathroom.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

OOTD + Current Quickie Playlist

Here is a quick outfit I wore the other day when we went to dinner at the Paris on the Platte. It's a local coffee shop that I've been going to forever. They have excellent unique coffee & tea drinks, plus amazing food. We got the artichoke heart & spinach pizza to share. I got my favorite, Cafe Viennese with almond syrup & almond syrup, Matt got a spiced apple cider. I forgot to take pictures there, sorry, but hopefully I'll get in the habit of taking pictures when I'm out & about here soon.
PS- I know the pictures are kind of crappy. I'm doing the best I can for now & will hopefully have something better figured out soon.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

NOTD- Girly Girl Sparkle Pink!

Finally got a hankering to wear my Revlon Starry Pink & I love it so much! It is such an embodiment of girly pink princess nails!

Without Flash

With Flash (sorry but, you guys know my camera sucks)

These pictures do not do it justice at all. It looks so much more like a princess paradise on your nails in real life. It even makes you feel more girly just wearing it!
This is 3 coats over Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl but, I think that I could have skipped the base. It just made it slightly more of a baby pink instead of a milky pink.
Can't wait to try Whimsical out.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Random Purchases

I have been doing some miscellaneous shopping lately & thought that I would share what I've been getting with all of you. Most of it is just random winter clothes & some new accessories (not that I need anymore).

I didn't do a whole lot of shopping for Black Friday but, there was 1 deal that I had been waiting for & that's Bath & Body Works candle sale. Their candles are 2 for $20 every couple of months & this is the only time I will buy them.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Love It Or Ditch It- Collective Review/Haul (November2011)

I'm sorry that I haven't done many tutorials this month. I have had a lot of issues that have caused problems with my schedule, I've been an emotional mess, & due to the stress my skin is a wreck. Hope that you all understand. I am defiantly trying to get everything back together & hopefully will be filming regularly again soon. I am also going to try to catch up on a few request that I just never got around to doing.
Most of the stuff that I picked up this month was either on clearance, due to a sale, or part of a holiday collection or promo.

ELF 3 Piece Liquid Eyeliner Set- Target $3
ELF 5 Piece Nail Polish Set- Target $5
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in Save The Date & Lilac Chantilly- Walgreens $3 (clearance)
Nails Inc. The Wyndham Collection- Sephora $20
OPI Muppet's Collection Polishes in Meep-Meep-Meep, Excuse Moi!, & Designer... De Better!- Ulta $9
Wet N Wild I <3 Matte Palette- Walgreens $5
Wet N Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Baking A Cake- Walgreens $5
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Carnation- Walgreens $4 (clearance)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange- Ulta $7
Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Liner in OL Black- Sephora Free Gift (full size is $18)
Sinful Colors Extra Shiny Lipgloss in Catch Me If You Can, Wink, & Sultry Flame- Walgreens $2
ELF Never Too Much 144 Piece Eyeshadow Palette- Target $15

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Vivacious Fuschia- Walgreens $4 (clearance)
I have heard about these for a while & have always wanted to try them. When I was looking through the colors they seemed rather bland or really light, except for this one. This is a sheer jelly/balm type of lipstick which is not what I tend to really like, especially when I'm buying such a bright color. I can't say that after that I really even gave this a chance to tell you anything else about it.

Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush in Pink Frosting- Walgreens $4 (clearance)
This is another item I have been hearing about & decided to try because it was on clearance. Talk about shimmer! There was so much glitter in this that a slight ray of direct light & your cheeks will look like a disco, & not in a good way. The formula was nice though & I wish Maybelline would stop putting glitter in their damn blushes, we are not 12!

Urban Decay The Revolution High-Performance Lash Curler- Sephora $20
This was one of the first things to go on my shopping list when I got my Sephora 20% off mailer. I was so excited to try this & guess that I should have read a few reviews first. I have tried quite a few open ended lash curlers but, they are always straight up & down & plastic. This thing is a death trap waiting to happen. I pinched myself, pulled on my lashes, & could only manage to get a strange crimp in them. Now, I'm not an idiot, I know how to curl my lashes. So I figured that there must be some trick to using this thing. NOPE, all you are going to accomplish is injuring yourself & having weird crimped lashes. I'll stick with my $1 ELF one.

Wet N Wild ColorIcon Ice Baby Glitter Nail Polish in Back Alley Deals- Walgreens $3
I saw these & was instantly drawn in, without even really thinking. Something dawned on me once I got it home though, I already have this; twice! Once I was over the initial love of super glitter polish I realized that these are a total rip off. You can get each of these colors in a full sized polish, & most of them for $2 from Sinful Colors. The others are available from Sally Hansen, Ice, OPI, & various other brands that have better quality & more quantity. Don't be pulled in by the glittery overload like I was.

As I mentioned in the video I am planning on moving my Love It or Ditch It's to my blog starting January. I figure that this will make it easier for you to just see the reviews on the stuff that you're interested in & not have to sit through a 20 minute video. You can subscribe to the blog for updates or I will be posting them on my facebook as well.