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Fish Mooney Inspired Tutorial: Featuring Maybelline The Nudes Palette

I am a huge fan of the TV series Gotham. One of the reasons is Jada Pinkett Smith. She plays a brand new character created just for this series, Fish Mooney. What is cool about this show is that it gives the origin stories of the characters. We grew up reading about Batman in the comic book series from DC Comics. We saw the characters play out in the Batman TV show from the 1960s. There have also been various Batman movies. Let’s not forget about the TV cartoons.

I will admit the Fish Mooney character stands out for me because of her makeup. I used the Maybelline the Nudes Palette to create this Fish Mooney inspired look. Enjoy!

Fish Mooney Look

Fish Mooney BaseApplied the lightest shade from the second quad to the entire lid up to the brow bone

Fish Mooney GoldApplied the gold shade to the first half of the lid and also the inner corner

Fish Mooney BronzeApplied the bronze shade to the outer half of the lid

Fish Mooney BrownApplied the shimmery brown shade to the crease

Fish Mooney Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade from the third quad to the outer V

Fish Mooney LashesArdell #102 Demi False Lashes

Fish Mooney DeviantUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Deviant applied to the water line

Fish Mooney Black VelvetUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet applied to the lower lash line

Fish Mooney MascaraMaybelline Great Lash® Rea Impact™ Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Fish Mooney CheeksMaybelline Face Studio Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up

Fish Mooney LipsMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Face

Fish Mooney BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Fish Mooney upper lash lineBH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)

Fish Mooney Face MakeupCovergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown

Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Café

Fish Mooney Look Again

Affordable Halloween Style

My youngest daughter Naomi and her friends decided to wear Halloween costumes today. They are all way past the age of trick or treating too. LOL! Buying a Halloween costume is almost like buying an outfit you’re only going to wear one time.

This is what Naomi wore. She called herself the Magical Mad Hatter.

Naomi Halloween Costume

  • The hat she is wearing is actually two hair accessories she borrowed from me. The bow tie is another hair accessory she borrowed.
  • The necklace is mine along with the red shirt.
  • The vest, black jeans, and boots are hers.
  • The cape is a long cardigan of mine.

Naomi Halloween Makeup

This is what her makeup consisted of:

Naomi Halloween Makeup3


  • Naked Basics Palette
  • Naked applied to the entire lid and brow bone.
  • Faint applied to the crease
  • Crave applied to the outer V
  • Venue applied to the inner corner
  • NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Silver used as a brow bone highlight
  • Wet n Wild® Mega Liner® Liquid Eyeliner in Black applied to the upper lash line
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 8L applied to the water line
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye in 21L applied to the lower lash line
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
  • Ardell Accent Lashes #315


  • NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Maroon
  • NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red


  • BH Liquid Foundation in Mocha
  • Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer in Café
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder in Transparency 5

Naomi Halloween Makeup2

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have won three Super Bowl Championships. They have some really passionate fans. Fans of the Oakland Raiders go all out representing the team colors of silver and black.

Raiders Look


Raiders EyeshadowCoastal Scents Original 88 Eye Shadow Colors Palette

Raiders Silver Eye

  • Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Metal (used as a base on the eye lid) – Silver Strike
  • NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (applied to the center of eye lid) – Silver

Raiders Eye Liner

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil (used to cut the crease) – Obsidian
  • Starlooks Gem Pencil (applied to water line) – Amethyst
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to lower lash line) – Zero

Rest of Eye Makeup

Raiders Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Raider LashesArdell Accent Lashes – #315


Raiders Cheeks

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


Raiders LipsBuxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish – Sugar


Raiders Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Raiders Look Again

Homecoming Style 2014

Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, October 11th. Her friend Haley asked me to do her makeup. I realized when I was almost done with Haley’s makeup I didn’t take a before picture. She brought her own foundation, powder and lip color.

Haley Makeup


  • Maybelline Fit Me ®Foundation – 125 Nude Beige
  • bareMinerals Mineral Veil


Urban Decay Naked Palette

  • Naked – used on the lid
  • Buck – used on the crease
  • Virgin – as a brow bone highlight
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero used on the upper lash line
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Smog used on the lower lash line
  • Ardell Lashes #109


BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Rose


NYX Simply Red Lip Cream – Russian Roulette

Naomi already had in mind how much money she wanted to spend on her homecoming outfit.



Her dress was $50.00 from Burlington Coat Factory. She wore my shoes. The purse she carried is her sister’s. I’m pretty sure the purse used to be mine at some point. LOL!


Homecoming 4

I kept her makeup soft. The lip color she is wearing is NYX Round Case Lipstick in Lala.

Homecoming5Naomi with her boyfriend Don.

Homecoming6He is a nice young man.


NFL Teams Makeup Look: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers is another NFL team who has won five Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are Red and Gold. By the way, I think their quarterback is really cute. 😉

49ers Face


49ers EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette Third Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

49ers Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Slide On Glide On Eye Liner (used in the water line) – Glitzy Gold
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (used on upper lash line) – Black
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish

49ers Lashes

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes – #109


49ers Lips

  • NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss with Mega Shine – Gold
  • Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color – Theodora


49ers Cheeks

  • Be a Bombshell The One Stick – Flustered
  • Physicians Formula Bronze Booster (used as a highlight) – Medium to Dark


49ers Face Makeup

  • Maybelline ® Fit Me™ Concealer – Café
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige

49ers Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Pittsburgh Steelers

Time for a new series YAYYY! The National Football League (NFL) season has begun in the United States. I thought it would be really fun to display various looks based on the NFL team colors. To be fair to the teams representing the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) the looks will be based on the teams who have already won the Super Bowl Championship. I’m starting with the teams who have won the most championships and working my way backwards. To kick things off, with six Super Bowl Championships are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their team colors are Black and Gold. Here we go Steelers here we go!

Black and Gold Face


Gold LipstickMAC Lipstick – “O”

Eye Makeup

Gold BaseMAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Rubenesque

Black and Gold EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Black and Gold rest of eye makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper lashes)
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • NYX Slide On Eye Pencil (inner corner) – Glitzy Gold
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (water line & lower lash line) – Black Velvet

Black and Gold rest of eye makeup2

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Ardell Accent Lashes #315


Gold Cheeks

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


Gold Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Power Makeup – WD5
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Black and Gold Face Again

Ardell and Andrea Lash Purchase from ULTA


On my recent visit to ULTA I noticed there was a sale on Ardell and Andrea false eyelashes. The twin packs of false eyelashes were $3.99 each. The single pack of lashes was $2.99 each.

ImageUntil recently my favorite accent lashes were the Ardell #305. My new favorite accent lashes are now the Ardell #315.

ImageI decided to try the Andrea #53 false eyelashes. What I like about these lashes is the fact they look natural.

ImageI also purchased a twin pack of the Ardell #120 false eyelashes in an effort to step out of my comfort zone.

I didn’t forget to use my 20% off coupon either. 😉 Total purchase before sales tax $16.75.


Rite Aid Haul: After Holiday Clearance

Holiday clearance time, yes I’m at it again. LOL!

As you can see I really enjoy looking for clearance deals after the Holidays. Everything pictured here was 75% off.


Cute hair accessories from Scunci


Ardell false eyelashes


The price of this purchase was $8.45 before the 7% sales tax was added. 🙂

Kmart Haul: Lashes and Hair Accessories

I visited my local Kmart today. The Ardell False Eyelashes are on sale for $2.69 again. There were also hair accessories on clearance for 10 cents each. I couldn’t pass that up.



It’s always nice to find really cute hair accessories.


Instead of buying the Ardell #110 lashes, I went with the #109 lashes again. I get a nice natural full look with these lashes. I also purchased the Ardell #102. Getting out of my comfort zone with it comes to false eyelashes. 🙂

Sally Beauty Supply Haul for October


I actually made this purchase at the end of September. I realized I still had to use my 15% off coupon.


I have been using the Marley Hair as a part of my protective styling.


I finally broke down at bough two nail polishes from China Glaze. These two
colors are from the Fall 2013 collection.  I also received false eyelashes for free
because of this purchase.


Strike Up A Cosmo and Rendezvous With You



Ardell #120 False Eyelashes


September was also the month I needed to renew my Beauty Club Membership for $5.00. I chose the Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protection Crème as a result of paying the renewal fee. I would rather my daughters wore their natural hair curly. At least they know to protect their hair when flat ironing.