December 2014 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my December ipsy Bag are:

  • Tarte Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • Swissco Electroplated Eyelash Curler
  • NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm – Parfait
  • Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust – Brightening Bare
  • Coolway Boost Repair Treatment

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December ipsy swatchNYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm – Parfait

December ipsy swatch 2 Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust – Brightening Bare

December 2014 Birchbox

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The contents of my December Birchbox  are:

  • Sumbody Salt Scrub Bon Bon – Tuscan Orange
  • W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – Moonstone
  • RUFFIAN Nail Laquer in RUFFIAN Red
  • Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask
  • Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara

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December Birchbox SwatchW3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – Moonstone

December Birchbox Swatch 2RUFFIAN Nail Laquer in RUFFIAN Red

MAC Holiday Purchase from Macy’s

I had $10 worth of Macy’s money I needed to use before it expired. I knew I wanted to get a Holiday set from MAC. I’ve had my eye on the Objects of Affection Gold & Beige Pigments and Glitter. I picked this set because there is a matte brown pigment. The majority of the pigments I own are shimmer. It’s so nice to add a matte shade to my collection.

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  • Lithe – peachy nude
  • English Gilt – bright champagne
  • Pretty It Up – olive with pearlized pigments
  • Gold – sparkly chunky gold
  • Deep Brown – dark chocolate brown

MAC purchase Swatches (left-right) Lithe, English Gilt, Pretty It Up, Gold, Deep Brown

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have won a Super Bowl Championship. The team recorded a rap song back in 1985 called the Super Bowl Shuffle. A music video followed soon after. Needless to say the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XX. Their team colors are navy, burnt orange, and white.

Bears Look

Eyes

Bears Pigment

Black Radiance Loose Shimmer Eye Shadow (applied to the lid) – Orange

Eyeshadow

Bears Eyeshadow

  • Rainstorm – smudged on top of navy blue eyeliner
  • Cocoa Diamond – applied to outer third of crease
  • Bronze Peach – crease color
  • Reef Coral – applied to the brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Bears Rest of Eye

  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line as well as lower water line) – Navy
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Maybelline Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara

Cheeks

Bears Cheeks

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Cinnamon

Lips

Bears LipsSephora Ultra Shine Lip Gloss – Sassy Soiree

Face

Bears Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Bears Look Again

Urban Decay Purchase from Sephora

When I received my Sephora Beauty Insider Reward Card, I had an idea of what I was going to purchase. Urban Decay released the Vice 3 Palette early Fall. I was already leaning towards buying it. I still looked at other eyeshadow palettes. I wanted to be sure I was making the right decision on purchasing a palette considering the high price. Fifteen dollars off of a purchase of fifty dollars or more is not to be taken lightly.

Vice 3 Palette

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Urban Decay does an excellent job of marketing their products. I would have kicked myself if I didn’t purchase the Vice 3 Palette. LOL!

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Vice 3 Brush

Vice 3 Row 1

Vice 3 first row(left-right) Truth, Dragon, Vanity, Alien, Last Sin

Vice 3 Row 2

Vice 3 second row(left-right)  Undone, Freeze, Lucky, Alchemy, Angel

Vice 3 Row 3

Vice 3 third row(left-right)  Downfall, Heroine, Reign, Bondage, Defy

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Vice 3 fourth row(left-right)  DTF, Brokedown, Bobby Dazzle, Sonic, Revolver

H&M Purchase: Clearance Items

I had some free time on my hands and decided to visit an H&M store. This particular store is located at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh, PA. I really love the layout of this H&M store. When I walked in I noticed a clearance sign for $1 nail polish. There was another sign for $3 cosmetics too. I already have a weakness for nail polish. My vast collection is proof of that. I couldn’t pass up such a deal. ;)

H&M Purchase

These nail design strips were also on clearance for $1

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NFL Teams Makeup Look: Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have won a Super Bowl Championship. Their team colors are red and gold. This look is also something you can wear throughout the Holiday Season. ;)

Kansas City Look

Eyeshadow

Kansas City Eye ShadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Kansas City Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel-Espresso
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
  • BH Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Demolition

Cheeks

Kansas City CheeksBe A Bombshell The One Stick – Flustered

Lips

Kansas City Lips

  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso
  • NYX Lipliner Pencil – Deep Red

Face

Kansas City Face Makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup – Spicy Brown
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep
  • Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice

Kansas City Look Again

 

Holiday Look #1: Featuring Blue Brown Pigment from MAC

This year the Office of Multicultural Affairs at my oldest daughter’s college is hosting a Holiday Social. Rae had expressed interest in going to this event. I came up with this look if she decides to attend. I used the Blue Brown Pigment from MAC as a part of her eye look. I also wanted a look she could do on her own if she decides to attend other Holiday parties.

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Holiday Blue BrownI applied Blue Brown Pigment from MAC with a damp eyeshadow brush to the lid.

Holiday SketchIn the past I have paired Blue Brown with Handwritten as a crease color on myself. I used Sketch as a crease color on Rae.

Holiday CraveI used Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette on the outer V.

Holiday Naked2I used Naked2 from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette on the brow bone.

Holiday ZeroYou can use any black eyeliner you choose. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero to the upper and lower lash line. You can apply the mascara of your choosing and apply false eyelashes for extra glam.

Holiday LoverushI applied the MAC blush in Loverush to the apples of Rae’s cheeks.

Rest of the Face

Holiday Rest of Makeup

  • Lorac Cococin Cream Compace Foundation – CR8
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • MAC Lipstick – Rebel

Holiday Eyes Closed

Holiday Final Look

NFL Teams Makeup Look: St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have won a Super Bowl Championship. Their most recent win during the 2014 NFL regular season was against the Oakland Raiders. The score was 52-0. The St. Louis Rams team colors are millenium blue and new century gold.

Rams Face

Eyeshadow

Rams Eye ShadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Eye Makeup

Rams Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Pencil (used on the inner third of upper and lower lash line) – Glitzy Gold
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (used on the outer 2/3 of the upper and lower lash line) – Navy

Lips

Rams Lips

  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Gold
  • NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Espresso

Cheeks

Rams Cheeks

  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Face

Rams Face Makeup

  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Rams Face Again

Pumpkin Spice Anyone?

I’ve been seeing a lot of pumpkin spice since Fall began. Things are going way beyond the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. You have pumpkin spice cookies, cakes, muffins, candles, almonds etc. You get the picture. Look at the title of this makeup tutorial. LOL!

I used the BH Cosmetics 26 Colors Neutral Eyeshadow/Blush Combo Palette for this look. :)

Pumpkin Spice Face

Eyes

Pumpkin Spice BaseUsed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bronze as a base to the lid

Pumpkin Spice Shimmer OrangeApplied the shimmery orange shade to the first half of the lid

Pumpkin Spice Burnt OrangeApplied the burnt orange shade to the outer half of the lid

Pumpkin Spice Warm BrownApplied the warm brown shade to the crease

Pumpkin Spice Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade to the outer V

Pumpkin Spice Light OrangeUsed the light orange shade as a brow bone highlight

Pumpkin Spice Upper LashApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray to the upper lash line

Pumpkin Spice Lower LashApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish to the lower lash line

Pumpkin Spice WaterlineApplied NYX Retractable Waterproof Eye Liner in Silky Cashmere to the water line

Pumpkin Spice MascaraApplied Benefit they’re real! Mascara to the upper and lower lashes

Pumpkin Spice CheeksUsed the shimmery rose blush on the cheekbones

Pumpkin Spice ContourUsed the NYX Blush in Cocoa as a contour

Pumpkin Spice LipsApplied Maybelline Color Sensational the Buffs Lipstick in Untainted Spice

Rest of Face

Pumpkin Spice Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa

NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso (not pictured)

Pumpkin Spice Face Again