Saturday, January 30, 2010

Old FOTD & blah & MAC Spring Colour Forecast

So, before I go on to a regular post, I must say that... one of my IRL frinds is following my blog. Not that I mind, I don't really care, but it's kind of awkward considering he is a straight boy who is uninterested in makeup (which is what I usually talk about) and thus will find my posts really boring. Just saying.

With that said, I realize how vain and petty beauty blogging must be to someone totally uninterested in this. Like, my upcomming FOTD probably seems really vain. The thing is, I don't take pictures of myself to be like "ADMIRE ME, MOTHER TRUCKERS". To be honest, I could give a flying fruck about how I look like, but rather, if my makeup (note: MAKEUP, not me) looks hot.

Anyways, this is a FOTD from Saturday (super late, I know). It was really simple and pretty and I liked it. I'm not going to list everything I used, but I did use Natural Flare beauty powder loose on my cheeks, and wet it to use on my eyelids. Makes such a pretty wash of color <3 Then I put a matte chocolate brown in the crease, and a neutral matte color to blend it all out (both were from the 88 palette). The lips? Chapstick. Hahaha. For the blush, I did something different and used a mix of mostly Cosmic Violet Ben Nye Lumiere Eyeshadow, with a touch of MUFE #92 (and when I say touch, I really mean VERY little). It was sort of something different, but after buffing it out it looked less bruise-like, and a very nice plummy pink. Eyebrows were also the 88 palette, and my staple K-Palette Tattoo Liner, and Lancome Definicils Mascara.

Anywhooo I've been trying to be a good little girl and save for IMATS L.A. and Anime Expo but... uh... the upcomming MAC Spring Collection is making this REALLY difficult. Take a look see at my wish list:

1. Eyeshadow – Very Violet - $14.50
2. Eyeshadow – Lala - $14.50
3. Eyeshadow – Hot Hot Hot - $14.50
4. Crush Metal Pigments – Stacked 1! - $32.50
5. Eyeshadow Quad – Colour 3 - $36.00
6. Eyeshadow Quad – Colour 4 - $36.00
7. Lipstick – Fresh Salmon - $14.00
8. Lipstick – Victorian - $14.00
9. Lipstick – Bubblegum - $14.00
10. Lipglass – Kumquat - $14.00
11. Lipglass – Hush, Hush Rose - $14.00
12. Lipglass – Electric Fuchsia - $14.00
13. Blush Ombre – Ripe Peach - $25.00
Total: $243

... I hate not having money. Hopefully some of the above mentioned items, when I see in person, will not tempt me as much and I can skip on them. But seriously, why is this collection SO HUGE? Does MAC not realize we're in an economic frickin' recession? Grr. Damn you MAC. Damn you.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Choose You! Tutorial Series - #118 Goldeen

So I'm pretty happy with this look in general, however I do hate the fact that the brows wax I used had started to crack/shift -___- oh, and the fact that my eye started watering like CRAZYYYY. Luckily I cut the part out of my video where I blew my nose and talked about "snot fetishists who would buy me stuff in exchange for blowing my nose on camera". Ah. Anyways, Goldeen. Goldeen... I can't say I was ever a fan as a kid, and from a trainer standpoint, I still am not. But I do think it is an absolutely GORGEOUS pokemon, with so much potential. I love her fins.

Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion
Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation in "Golden"
The Balm Time Balm Concealer in "Medium"

Covered with Ben Nye Nose and Scar Wax
fake ones drawn in wih K-Palette 24/7 Liner

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kryolan Aquacolor in 288 (Orange), 070 (White), and 043 (Medium Brown)
Make Up For Ever Flash Color in 010 (Blanc/White)
88 Original Palette
Splash Eye Sparkle in "Avalanche" (Matte White) and "Island Sunset" (Matte Orange)
Ben Nye Grand Lumiere eyeshadow in "Tangerine"
NYX Glitter Cream Palette in "Eden"
24/7 Tattoo Liner
Lancome Definicils Mascara

MAC Beauty Powder Loose in "Natural Flare"
NYX Blush in "Expresso"

Make Up For Ever Flash Color in 010 (Blanc/White)
MAC Lipglass in "Sockhop"

And even though this is a bad quality webcam pic, I like this because you can see my Goldeen "horn" xD;


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Serious Lash Lust

The first time I ever gazed upon Shu Uemura lashes, I remember my remarks exactly. It wasn't a remark of wonder, of awe, or of utter lash lust, but rather, "Who the fuck would pay that much for lashes?!"

Of course, as I grow more into the beauty community (or become more insane, I think they basically are the same thing) for some reason the idea of paying about $30 for a pair of lashes isn't crazy and never happening, but rather, a goal.

What lashes? Specifically, these; Shu Uemura's Black Velvet Feather false lashes. I'm 99% these are the same lashes used in the Pixiwoo Deep Purple New Years Party Look , and if so, I've been in love ever since. I noticed in the comments of the video, people complain about the lashes killing the look, or the look being too dark, etc etc, but as a beauty afficianado (aka, insane person), I immediately thought, "Holy fuck, those are hot. Gimme"

My lust is overwhelming.

And to add fire to the flame, with their new Ègèrie collection (whatever the hell it is) they are releasing ANOTHER set of falsies that I, of course, had to fall in love with.

The Ègèrie black leather false eyelashes


READ THIS MATHAR FRAWKIN DESCRIPTION: "Thick black lashes with eyeliner made from faux snake pressed leather. Add of a hint of rock accessories for a wild and sexy look.

The 130th shu uemura Spring Mode Makeup Collection invites you to be an "Egerie:" a rebellious and daring spirit who never loses her sense of elegance and sophistication. The collection is inspired by the glamour of rock and roll. Flashy, glimmering shine is complemented with delicate satin sheen finishes to transport you under the spotlight of the captivating rock stage."

If you've seen the rest of the collection, everything is very light, pretty, and spring-like, especially the packaging. I think the fact that the lashes are so edgy and dark and different (the lash band is made of frickin' LEATHER) is such an amazingly beautiful contrast. Unfortunately, despite the cute packaging, nothing else really catches my eye... except for the lashes.

I am going to be so poor this year :(

**Edit: I also really like (but don't necessarily NEED) this pair of interesting two color lashes, these adorable rainbow individual lashes, and these gorgeous mink luxe lashes (both the brown and the black look lovely. Black seems more "sexy sultry" and the soft brown looks so unique). Sigh.

**Double Edit: Oh god. I just discovered these multicolored beauties. Please shoot me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nars Wish List

I don't know about you, but I like making lists. I really do. I'm kind of a freak that way. And I especially enjoy lists when they have to do with things I want (thought not necessarily things I can always have). But hey, I enjoy looking at them.

Anyways, this is a list of (most) of the NARS single and duo eyeshadows I want. All of the pics and swatches come via Temptalia's Blog. I really love it, and enjoy her swatches/opinions/FOTDs! Check it out!

Anyways, things I really, really, REALLY want and probably will not have for a VERY long time (unless I win the lottery), starting wit hthe single eyeshadows:

China Blue, Tropic
China Blue, Tropic (singles, not a duo)
Night Porter\
Night Porter
Night Rider
Night Rider
Party Monster
Party Monster


Bysance Duo
Cleo Duo
Habanera Duo
Iceland Duo
Kiliminjaro Duo
Meditiranee Duo
Sugarland Duo
Surabaya Duo
Wicked Duo

I don't have swatch pictures from this, but these are three things I want from the upcoming Nars Spring collection, releasing on January 15.


The eyeshadow duo is "Kuala Lumpur" and is described as a rose-gold / boysenberry color. VERY pretty. And the nail polish, since it's purple, is obviously calling my name. It is called "Purple Rain" and described as gothic purple (whatever the hell that means...). And my favorite of all is the eyeliner; it's called "Bains Douches" (Bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue). I'm really childish and immature, so it's quite obvious why I like the name so much. And to be perfectly honest, I initially misread it as "Brains Douches". Oh lordy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Attention! I Need Your Help!

Okay, so for my English class my group and I are making a video, and we need people to be a "customer testimonial" of sort, giving their opinion on a (imaginary) movie they just watched.

The "movie" is based on the play, and shares the title "Titus Andronicus"
(pronounced Tie-Tuss Anne-Drawn-Ick-Us")
Basically, it's super gory and disgusting, with rape, beheadings, cannibalism, etc

(description: Titus Andronicus is a play with "14 killings, 9 of them on stage, 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1 live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism--an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines." Reviewer Mike Gene Wallace adds, "This is a great play. We're talking fourteen dead bodies, kung-fu, sword-fu, spear-fu, dagger-fu, arrow-fu, pie-fu, animal screams on the soundtrack, heads roll, hands roll, tongues roll, nine and a half quarts of blood, and a record-breaking 94 on the vomit meter." Really, there's not much more to say; that is the essence of the play. Titus Andronicus is a non-stop potboiler catalog of abominations.)


A short, VERY short, approx 10-50 seconds long (no more than a minute), "reaction" to the "movie", as if you just saw it and someone asked you what you thought of it.

The reaction needs to be either of disgust or awe, or something of the sort (like "OMG. THAT WAS SO GROSS.) Making it humorous is DEFINITELY a plus.

It can be anywhere. It can be a single person, or it can be a group. Doesn't matter

Please try to avoid cursing, as it is for school. "Damn", "hell" and "crap" are fine (we're a public school ;D ) but "shit" "bitch" and "fuck" ain't gonna fly.

I need it by Thursday 8 PM PST (11 EST), or ASAP. Because the project is due Friday morning, and I do editing on Thursday.

Please email the clips to:
kyuubified @ yahoo .com

Thank you so much :)
If you know anyone who could possibly contribute a clip, please pass this along!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ultimate Haulage

I don't know why I wrote ultimate, it's not very impressive.

Swatchess and video grr rawr.

I noticed Tempting and Smog look REALLY similar. Tempting is a bit lighter, and more golden tone. Also it's a bit grittier and chalkier than Smog; smog is more smooth.