Mardi Gras Inspired Tutorial 2016 Edition

This year Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is Tuesday, February 9, 2016. I had fun using the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 for this tutorial. :)

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Eyes

Mardi Gras Gold.jpgGold Leaf – lid

Mardi Gras Green.jpgBlack Ivy – outer v

Mardi Gras Purple.jpgPurple – crease

Mardi Gras Sorbet.jpgSorbet – blending color

Mardi Gras Custard.jpgCustard – brow bone

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Mardi Gras Purple Liner

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  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Junkie
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Empire
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

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  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Cheeks and Lips

Mardi Gras Cheeks

Mardi Gras Lips

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  • MAC Blush – Loverush
  • MAC Lipstick – Hang-Up

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

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Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Carolina Panthers

I remember when the Carolina Panthers first joined the NFL as an expansion team. The Panthers are making their second Super Bowl appearance this time around. Their first was Super Bowl XXXVIII. The team colors for the Carolina Panthers are blue, black, and Silver.

Panthers FaceEyes

Panthers Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Gunmetal – first half of the lid
  • Blue Quartz – second half of the lid
  • Black – outer v
  • Saddle – crease
  • Prosecco – brow bone

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  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper and lower lash line and lower waterline) – Zero
  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour, Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

Cheeks and Lips

Panthers Cheeks and Lips

  • NYX Blush – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Touchable Taupe

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Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Denver Broncos

Today February 7, 2016 is Super Bowl Sunday. I must say this has been a very interesting NFL season. The Denver Broncos suffered an embarrassing defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. This should be an interesting game against the Carolina Panthers. The Denver Broncos team colors are navy blue and orange.

Broncos FaceEyes

Broncos Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Tangerine – lid
  • Saddle – crease
  • Melon – brow bone

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  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line) – Navy
  • MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

Cheeks and Lips

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  • NARS Blush – Taj Mahal
  • Be a Bombshell Lip Gloss – Summer Lovin’

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Something Else to Add to My Shea Butter

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I purchased the Calily Essential Oil Starter Pack on Groupon. It amazes me what I can find on that website. I previously purchased the NOW Essential Oil three pack. Brands give you what they feel are the most popular essential oils in the starter packs.

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I have a lot of shea butter to use this Winter. Now I can make my own scented shea butter. I am really happy with this purchase. Not bad for under $20

Essential Oil6.jpgLavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus

Essential Oil7.jpgPeppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

January ipsy Bag

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The contents of my January ipsy Bag are:

  • theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) – Jack B. Brown
  • Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream
  • Peek Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder – Espresso
  • Hikari Cosmetics Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow – Mink
  • pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum

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January ipsy Swatch Hikari Cosmetics Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow – Mink

January ipsy Swatch2.jpg theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) – Jack B. Brown

January ipsy Swatch3 Peek Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder – Espresso

January 2016 Birchbox

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The contents of my January Birchbox are:

  • Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner – Black
  • Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
  • Ciate` London Mini Paint Pot – Access All Areas
  • Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Repair Shampoo
  • Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Shine Repair Conditioner

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January Birchbox Swatch.jpg Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner – Black

January Birchbox Swatch2.jpg Ciate` London Mini Paint Pot – Access All Areas

Coastal Scents Purchase: Getting Ready for Winter Part II

Coastal Cocoa.jpgThe Winter months do have me fighting extra hard to maintain beautiful skin. Coastal Scents is currently having another sale on their website.

Coastal Cocoa2.jpgThis time around I purchased the cocoa butter and more black soap. I am continuing the non ashy Winter theme. The cocoa butter is a nice addition.

Coastal Black Soap

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I purchased more black soap just to stock up. I previously purchased the Liquid Black Soap. I wanted to try the Liquid Black Soap with aloe vera.

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I also purchased more the of Black Soap with Cocoa Butter and Black Soap with Shea Butter Unscented. This should take me well into Spring.

Coastal sampleHere is another eyeshadow sample. Little gestures like this mean a lot to me. :)

Marula Oil Purchase from HauteLook

I made a promise to myself the next time Nature’s Shea Butter was on HauteLook I was going to make a purchase. I’ve had my eye on the Marula oil for quite some time. I am currently using Argan oil as a part of my skincare routine. The Argan oil was a previous Nature’s Shea Butter purchase on HauteLook.

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Marula oil is known for being a great skin oil. I have also noticed my skin responds well to natural beauty products. The cold Winter weather will definitely put the Marula oil to the test.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2

Lorac.jpgEach Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.

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I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. :)

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A Closer Look: Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics

Em Shade Play.jpgIt was such a surprise to see a Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics with my ipsy bag. I received the Dublin Khakis Palette. I already knew this would be a quality palette. I already own the Life Palette Moment Holiday Life: New Year’s Countdown.

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The colors in the Dublin Khakis Palette are very pigmented and blend nicely. I used the Pacifica Power of Love Lipstick in Sweet One (from my December ipsy Bag) to complete this look.

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