Look: Gorgeous Fire Colors

It may be hard to tell from the pictures, but this is one of my edgy(er) looks. The darkest color in there is some red, so maybe it seems more edgy to me because the colors are so bright. This look is really straight up gold/yellow, orange, and red with black liner. The black liner really pulls it together too. I love wearing this look with a yellow shirt. Everything pops. A guy in my credential program even said something to me, like, whoa…your eyes look cool! It was a nice compliment :-) This look gives me a lot of confidence, but it’s not exactly “professional” so I have to be careful when I wear something this exotic :-) But isn’t it just perfect for summer?!

Gorgeous Fire Colors

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I did not write down the exact colors on this look either. I know…I suck. I’m getting back into it I promise. I know I could recreate it again if I wanted though. I am pretty sure I used an SMH gold/yellow color, and for sure SMH has that killer red. MAC doesn’t make a kick ass red like that unfortunately. Something about the red dye causing irritation. Whatever. On my lips I’m gonna say a golden gloss, or at least just a gloss with gold in it. For the upper lash liner, you don’t want to use a pencil – I either used Penultimate liner or Bobbi Brown’s Black Ink liner because both dry and don’t budge. They won’t come off on your upper lid. I have to be very careful with that when I wear lighter lid colors. Oooh I love this look!!! You gotta see some more (many more) pictures below. I have to wear this again soon, and when I do, I’ll document the exact colors if you’d like to know :-)

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Look: Ode to Scrangie

I follow a LOT of nail polish blogs, and I love all of them, but my favorite one has to be Scrangie. Her nails are so perfect (all really btw) that I think my jaw hit the floor when I saw her nails for the first time. She creates hard core lemmings for EVEYRONE and can make ANY color look good! She is seriously one amaaaaaaazing nail blogger!!! Her honesty and commentary are genuine and often makes me lol!

Scrangie paired up with Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) to create her own nail polish shade (called Scrangie), and it is so so so so stunning (click on the link to see one of her swatches). The color has been sold out for a little while, and was the first of the polish blogger colors to do so. Hers is a purple with loads of teal shimmer. One of my all-time favorite nail polish colors! Sooooo…..

I decided to do a look using eyeshadow inspired by that nail polish color. I have a great dark purple and teal color in my set of SMH shadows, and I basically just blended those together. What exactly the breakdown is, I’ll never remember because I didn’t write it down.

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Scrangie Look

See the purple AND teal shimmer? It’s certainly not as pretty as the polish, but I think it came out darn cool! In real life it looked more purple, but you know how cameras don’t like to pick up purple colors :-) I have a few more pics to show you if you want to see… Read the rest of this entry »


Look: Chameleon

I call this one chameleon because that is what it looks like to me! It’s like it could change color depending on how you look at it…like a duochrome nail polish! It’s got greens and teals and golds… Whoa! I loved how it turned out :-)


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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in greens (base), SMH Olive Branch (inner lid), SMH Fresh (middle lid), Bottle Green (outer lid & crease), Nylon (highlight), Bobbi Brown Ivy Ink (liner), Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Superduper Natural mineralized blush
  • Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque #77 + Nice Mix Up l/g

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Look: So Pretty I Forgot Mascara

Like I’ve said before, doing my mascara is my least favorite part of doing my makeup. Sometimes I procrastinate doing it by doing my hair first, getting dressed, or anything else first. This day my mind must have been distracted by something else because I completely forgot to go back and put on mascara. I realized my mistake half way to work :-( Oh well, I guess it was such a bold look that I didn’t notice! :-) What’s your least favorite step in your beauty routine?

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Stars Makeup Haven Powder Room (inner lid), SMH In a Bind (middle lid), SMH 1492 (outer lid), SMH Smoke & Mirrors (crease), Guilty as Sin (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), ….
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit mineralized blush
  • Lips: Buoy-o-Buoy lipstick

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Look: Showers of Purple

I did this look using shadows from the MAC collection that had Purple Shower in it. Also, I have to add that I love the SMH shadows (Stars Makeup Haven) that I first found on KarlaSugar’s blog. She and I actually did a swap – she gave me her left over shadows from swatching and I gave her a Dior Jazz palette :-) AWESOME trade for me! I put some green into this because I love the way green and purple look mixed together! Happy New Years Eve!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in purples & green (base), Purple Shower (inner lid), Violet Trance (middle lid), Laura Geller Mint (outer lid & crease), SMH Guilty as Sin (highlight), Bobbi Brown Ivy Shimmer Ink, Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Gentle mineralized blush
  • Lips: Front Lit l/s + On Display l/g

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