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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

Broncos Eyes.jpg

  • 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


Broncos Face Makeup.jpg

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

Cheeks and Lips

Broncos Cheeks and Lips.jpg

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

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #6

Here is my sixth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 6


Pink Look 6 Eyeshadow  BH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

Pink Look 6 Eye makeup  Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rust
  • NYX Cosmetics Auto Eyebrow Pencil – Dark Brown
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Stingray
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara

Pink Look 6 Face Makeup  Face

  • Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Café
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 5

Pink Look 6 Lips and Cheeks  Lips and Cheeks

  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick – Get Ready
  • NARS Blush – Outlaw

Pink Look 6 Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #3

Here is my third look for on Wednesdays we wear pink series.

Pink Look3 Again

Lip and Cheek Pink Look3Lips & Cheeks

  • Mirenesse Australia Boutique M Lip Bomb – Number 4
  • NARS Blush – Outlaw

Vice Palette Pink Look3Eye Shadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette colors used – Smokeout, Coax, X-Rated, Rewind

Eye Makeup for Pink Look3The rest of the eyes

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil (waterline) – Pearl
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Pencil (upper and lower lash line) – Black Velvet
  • NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil – Dark Brown

Face Makeup for Pink Look3Face Makeup

  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 5
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige

Pink Look3


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #1

In celebration of Mean Girls being released in movie theaters ten years ago (April 2004), I am doing series this Summer. On Wednesdays we wear pink is a line Karen Smith said in the movie. Let’s see how many pink looks I can create. 🙂


ImageMAC Lipstick – Girl About Town


  • Lorac Cococin Cream Compact Cream Foundation – CR8
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • NARS Blush – Outlaw


  • NYX Gel Liner & Smudger (eyebrows) – Brown
  • theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette colors used – Stubborn, Sultry, Sexy, Sleek
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper lash line) – Stingray
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish
  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara


Sephora Haul: Featuring Carol’s Daughter, Ralph Lauren and NARS






I actually purchased this kit for my youngest daughter. She wanted to flat iron her hair. I wanted something that would condition her hair really well. The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3 Piece Starter Kit smells wonderful. It retails for $24.00 at Sephora.


The Ralph Lauren Big Pony Rollerball Set for women was on sale for $25.00 at Sephora. For that price I figured it was a good way to try out these fragrances.



The last thing I purchased was the Pierre hardy for NARS Collection nail polish set in Vertebra. This collection was inspired by Pierre Hardy’s Summer 2013 shoe collection. The nail polish set retails for $29.00 at Sephora.



Sephora Mini Haul: NARS and OCC

Figure I’d treat myself to a couple of things for my birthday. This is what I picked up from Sephora.

  1. NARS Blush in Outlaw
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet


I originally went to Sephora to purchase a different blush from NARS. When I saw Outlaw I immediately fell in love with it. This blush is described as a soft rose tone with golden shimmer. I can wear this blush everyday.


I completely forgot Sephora started carrying the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics line. I saw five different lip tar shades in stock.  I decided on Strumpet, which is described as a deep red-burgundy. I am definitely on trend with this lip color. I’ve been seeing a lot of bold lip colors for the Fall season.


ImageMe wearing NARS blush in Outlaw and OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet

My Summer Staples

With the kids back in school that means only one thing, Summer is coming to an end.  I figure now would be a good time to share my “Summer Staples”. These are the beauty products I kept reaching for again and again during the summer.

  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  2. NARS Blush  –  Taj Mahal
  3. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – Martinique
  4. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils  – Rehab and Juju
  5. Volum’ Express® Falsies Flared Maybelline Mascara – Black
  6. Marabella Permanent Eyeliner Pen – Black
  7. Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – Purple
  8. Studio Gear Lipstick – Warm and Cozy
  9. Buxon Big & Healthy Lip Polish – Sugar

Becoming a Fan of NARS Cosmetics

I am starting to become a fan of NARS cosmetics. The main thing holding me back from trying NARS was the price. The couple of makeup purchases I have made I’ve been extremely happy with.  My first NARS purchase was actually his book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself.  This book features women and men of different age, races, skin tones. The book shows the before and after photos which include the instructional sketches on transparent overlays. This book also gives you a list of the NARS products what were used in the makeover. If you can’t afford the products used descriptions of the colors are provided. Makeup Your Mind:  Express Yourself is available at Barnes & Noble and amazon.com.




The second NARS item I bought was the Taj Mahal blush. I saw a review of this blush from another Beauty Blogger (thank you Erin of Scandalous Beauty). This blush is described as blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer. I must say this color gives me a nice healthy glow especially since I have a dark complexion. Taj Mahal blush retails for $28.00 and is available at NARS counters and http://www.narscosmetics.com


The last item I purchased was the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer from NARS. I always wanted to wear a tinted moisturizer. I could never find the right shade until now. Other brands were too light for my complexion. The NARS shade I have is Martinique. The tinted moisturizer is lightweight and does a great job of evening out my skin. I still have to use a little concealer on the blemishes, but it’s nothing major. The Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer retails for $42.00 and can be purchased at Sephora, NARS counters and http://www.narscosmetics.com


Image Me wearing the tinted moisturizer in Martinique and Taj Mahal blush.

It’s a serious commitment to spend a lot of money on any beauty product. I can honestly say I’ve gotten my money’s worth with these purchases from NARS.