Monday, April 14, 2014

EOTD: Sugarpill and Madd Style Cosmetics

Hi, and hello!

This evening, whilst getting ready to go over to a friend's to watch the newest episode of Game of Thrones, I decided to dip into some Sugarpill!  I'm in a FB group where we're doing little challenges and the challenge is for us all to use the same colours (or similar colours) in looks to see how we all come up with different ideas, etc.  The challenge for this week was to use Sugarpill's Mochi (or a mint), Sugarpill's Velocity (or a true blue) and Sugarpill's 2am (or a warm purple).  Since 2am isn't vegan, I don't own that one--so I used a warm purple by Madd Style Cosmetics!

And here is the look I came up with:

I think the results are kinda fun!  

Products used:
  • Primer
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
  • Korres Eyeliner Pencil in White
  • Sugarpill Candycrush
  • Sugarpill Mochi
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Ickis
  • Sugarpill Velocity
  • Sugarpill Tako
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Cosmetic Pencil in Poolboy
  • Tarte's Inner Rim Brightener
  • Pure Anada Mascara
  • Barry M Bright Turquoise Mascara
I've had this Barry M mascara for a while and I *thought* it didn't work all that well and so I haven't really played around with it.  I'm *really* happy with how well it showed up on my lower lashes though!  Holy heck!  I gotta use this stuff more often!

Monday, April 7, 2014

EOTD: Inglot and Sugarpill

Good evening!

I have been playing with makeup a lot over the past week or so and realized that I should share some love of it here on my blog!  Let the makeup blogging revival begin!!!!!!!! :)

This evening I celebrated the return of Game of Thrones with a friend of mine (I'll be watching it at her house on Monday evenings and I'm super excited for that as she has read the books, so when I get confused I can ask her questions so that I can understand what the heck is going on!  Woo!) and decided to mark the occasion with some colourful liner.  Sugarpill's Royal Sugar really does make an incredible liner when mixed with a mixing medium!

So what'd I use?
  • Mineral Fusion Eye Primer
  • Inglot D.S 501 on the lid
  • A tiny bit of Inglot Pearl 448 at the outer part of the lid
  • Inglot Matte 376 in the crease and blended out with some Matte 390.  376 also applied along the lower lash line
  • Inglot D.S 496 in the tear duct area
  • OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Poolboy to line the lower waterline
  • Sugarpill's Royal Sugar (mixed with Aromaleigh's Indelible Eyeliner Sealant) for winged liner
  • Pure Anada Mascara in Black on the upper and lower lashes
Fun fun fun, n'est-ce pas?  :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sephora's April VIB Sale = New OCC Products for me!

Hi hi hi hi hi!

This is my first year as a VIB at Sephora and I got to "participate" in the April 3rd VIB event which gave me 15% off.

A good excuse to stock up on some OCC.  And to try a "nude" eye pencil, by Tarte!

Here's a quick picture I snapped, but I'll do a more in-depth view of these...soon!

What'd I buy?

  • Tarte "Lights, Camera, Lashes: Inner Rim Liner"
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Colour Pencils (left to right): Tarred, Sybil, Trick, Hoochie, Grandma and Anime
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars (clockwise from top left): Hollywood, Pleasure Model, Traffic, Psycho, Hoochie, Rollergirl and RX
The end!  

Monday, March 31, 2014

30 Days of Happiness Challenge! Bonus Day 31!

Alllll caught up!  And just in the nick of time!  I couldn't really be cutting it any closer...

Ah-ha!  If you want to see a happy person--what is the answer to the below question?

Who just did her taxes?!


What was the happiest moment for you in March?  I'd love to hear some stories!

30 Day Happiness Challenge! Day 30!

At first I was lamenting that I had forgotten to do these posts on Saturday and Sunday.  And then I realized I was missing the whole point of the challenge.  It's not so much about if you do it every day, but that you blogged 30 (or 31!) HAPPY blogs!  That is an accomplishment all in itself!  

I think I do!  But it also helps that March was a pretty great month.  Which isn't always the case as March has some tough emotional baggage in my life; that I can come to the end of the month in a lighter mood really does count for a LOT!

Thanks (again) to my friend Lizzy for putting together this challenge.  I think there is so much we can all do to choose our mood and how we want to feel and things like this can really help to put us into the right frame of mind.  :)

30 Day Happiness Challenge! Day 29!

Okay.  Okay.  I know I'm a few days behind, but I have a really good reason!

On March 28th, in the evening, we left Florida at 8:30pm.  Then we flew to Phoenix for a very short layover (we panicked because the flight out of Florida was late and it caused some anxiety, but all turned out well!) and then flew to Seattle after that.  We arrived in Seattle at 2am and then had a 6 hour lay over.  It was not fun and not much sleep was had.  Then we hopped on the plane at 7:30am (or something?) and landed in Vancouver at around 8:30am!  THEN.

My Uncle came and picked me up at the airport and whisked me away to the ferry so that I could attend my little sister's graduation ceremony!!!!!!!!!!  So my sister graduating from Law School was a *very* good thing that happened that day and I am so proud of her and of all of her future accomplishments that haven't even had the chance to happen yet.  She is soon to be off to Toronto to complete her articling.  I really hope she doesn't fall in love with the East as that would mean I would never get to see her and that's just not okay in my books!  Plus...I think she's a West Coast girl deep deep down.  :)

So yes.  I didn't sleep much and then the ceremony didn't finish until late and I was in a weird place with no computer so blogging wasn't really a possibility!!  But I think the events of the day completely made up for a bit of tardiness!

Friday, March 28, 2014

39 Day Happiness Challenge! Day 28!

Day 28 means it's almost April!  That means it's almost May!  And *that* means it's almost June which means it's almost my birthday!  Ha ha!  Hooray!

Open up any Kurt Vonnegut book and you'll pretty much find a quote that makes me happy.  I'm not sure that I have a quote, necessarily, that makes me happy.  Whenever quote questions come up on quizzes and in things like this, I always just have to google a quote and figure out one that makes me happy.  But I feel like that's cheating and that a lot of people have a stock of quotes that they like.  I"m not so much one of those people.  But Kurt Vonnegut books are filled with gold, in the ways of quotes.  He had such a unique approach to literature and to speaking about the world and human experience.  A way that is both harrowing, but beautiful.  A way that is perhaps too brutally honest.  

If you've never read any of his books, you should!  I've read so many that they've all bled together in my mind.  

If you *have* read one of his books, which is your favorite??  :)