Saturday, September 25, 2010

UD Naked palette winner is....



A big thank you to all my already existing and new followers and subscribers for participating in this giveaway - I have had 413 entries that I went through one by one myself!!! Yes, I have read each and every single entry that you all have made. I think the majority of you can't live without mascara! lol Lately I've been feeling the same about it! =)

If you have not won this time around, just keep following for future giveaways!! I wish I was rich and had enough money, I would buy one for each and every one of you out there that have not been able to acquire one. But....unfortunately, I'm not rich and there can only be one winner this time around...
Using Random.org, the winner is:



CONGRATULATIONS fisiwoman!!

I will be contacting you directly by email.

Again, thank you all for your support and remember to keep following for chances to win in upcoming giveaways!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MAC Palace Pedigreed Quad & FOTD

So I've purchased this palette when it initially came out and have used it a couple of times. For some reason I have mixed feelings about it. It seems like the shadows are a bit to chalky, but after it's applied to my eyes it looks nice. Overall, I do like it, it's just not at the top of my favorites list. Of course, the pictures are provided in both flash and non-flash.



Here was my FOTD (excuse the oiliness in my skin, most pictures were taken at beginning of the day and a couple were taken at the end of the day)...




FACE:
- Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Foundation Primer
- L'oreal True Match Foundation in Neutral - N3 Natural Buff & N7 Classic Tan
- MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark
- MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC35

EYES:
- MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
- MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark lightly pat onto lid on top of Bare Study
- MAC Palace Pedigreed Quad
             - Quite Spolied - all over bottom half of lid
             - Palace Pedigreed - blended into outer "V" & above crease
             - Russian Blue - crease
             - Courtly - highlight
- Clinique Brush-on cream liner in True Black
- Milani Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner in black used on waterline
- NYX e/s in black applied over brush on eye liner and waterline to seal in. Helps keep my waterline color from smudging.
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony (lighter shade used)
- MAC Brow Set Gel in clear
- Diorshow Extase Mascara in 090 Black

CHEECKS:
- MAC Gingerly Sheertone blush
- MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle

LIPS:
- NYX mega shine gloss in Frosted Beige


Hope you likey!

Friday, September 17, 2010

NOTD: SEPHORA by OPI - Under My Trench Coat


This is what I'm wearing right now, and I absolutely love it! This is "Under My Trench Coat", described as an "opaque light grey khaki with metallic gold". It's got just about all the characteristics that I love in a nail color all wrapped in one (with the exception of being pink lol)! This one is perfect for the fall. Pretty soon I'm going to have to break out my "You Don't Know Jacques" - my favorite fall/winter polish.

What's your favorite color to wear for the fall & winter time? =)

Inglot NYC - New Palette


I was in the Times Square area again this past weekend and I could not resist from buying something! I feel like every time I'm in the area, I just need to buy something! =) Plus my co-workers from California flew in for business so I took them site-seeing in the area and Inglot just happened to be open! ;)

I actually prefer the magnetic palettes that Inglot sells and I also prefer when the shadows are in a square pan. This Pro 5 palette originally consisted of 5 new shades. The black shadow I opted to not get since I already have so many different black shades (I swapped the black for the grayish purple color on the far right). The other new shade which I didn't get (because it was sold out) looked closes to the 3rd shade, right smack in the middle. I asked her to give me a shade that was the closest to the one that was sold out and that's what we came up with! I probably should've asked for the shade #'s of the ones which were sold out, but of course - I forgot. Without hesitation I purchased this because mainly they were new shades (and actually really nice too)...then I got home and realized I did exactly what I have been trying to get away from - buying "neutral" palettes. Oh well, at least I did get use out of it two times this week since I purchased. So that's a good sign so far! lol This palette also has a generously wide mirror - it also has a space for a brush, which of course was sold separately so I did not get it (since I don't need it).

Colors from left to right (I tried to describe colors as best as I could):
  1. Pro-5 Freedom e/s - Pearl # 421 (new shade) - copper/bronze
  2. Freedom System e/s - D.S. # 463 (new shade) - like a sparkly pale gold, great for highlighting!
  3. Freedom System e/s - Matte # 350 - like an off white or eggshell color
  4. Pro-5 Freedom e/s - D.S. # 462 (new shade) - like a light sparkly taupe/beige & purple color
  5. Freedom System e/s - D.S. # 460 - like a sparkly silver & purple mixed color

How funny...as I was checking the shadow #'s, I noticed that Inglot actually provides an expiration date! HA
My shadows have a product date of 09.2009 and an expiry date of 09.2012. Hope I use 'em up by then! lol



Took several pictures with natural lighting, flash vs no flash.

For size reference, these are the exact same size of a MAC e/s pro palette refill pan - but the Inglot shadow has a slightly greater fill weight at 1.8g. MAC's fill weight is 1.5g. Not like you could actually notice this, but just figured I would share that fun fact with you! ;)

NOTD: SEPHORA by OPI - Casting Call


I've been wearing this color for the past few weeks. I have been loving it. And just like OPI, SEPHORA by OPI offers the same exact quality!!! I mean, it technically is OPI! =)

This color is Casting Call. It's described as an opaque cool pink beige color. This picture doesn't do it justice (as I believe) - I think it kind of washes the color out.

This was my first purchase of a SEPHORA by OPI polish, and there will be many more to come.
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