Masquerade Look Series – Part Four

Hey Beauty Babes! We have reached the final instalment in this current series! A few days late but oh well, we got there in the end.

For this look I kinda wanted to go all out, do something a little different that would look pretty awesome at a masquerade ball/party.  My inspiration for the look is Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland – so this could probably double as a Halloween look.

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Face

  1. Apply L’oreal base magique primer all over the face – this is super important to help maintain the integrity of the makeup.
  2.  Sketch out the love heart over the eye using Nyx jumbo pencil in milk.
  3. Apply Manic Panic creme foundation in white over the rest of your face.
  4. Set the foundation with Sugarpill Diamond eyes.

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Eyes

  1. Apply Nyx eyeshadow base in white over the area of the love heart (being careful to maintain the shape).
  2. Pat Sugarpill Love+ into the love heart.
  3.  CAREFULLY pat Sugarpill Asylum (watch for fallout) over Love+.
  4. Apply eyeliner to the upper lash line and water.
  5. Apply mascara.

On to the other eye!

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  1. Apply Diamond Eyes over the eye area and up to the brow bone.
  2. Use Nyx jumbo pencil in Electric Blue to the waterline and lower lash line.
  3. Apply red eyelashes (hopefully better than I did!) and the eyes are done.

Lips

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1. Use a very small amount of OCC Lip tar in stalker on the lips, and create a very defined cupids bow (please excuse the awful chapped lips).

2. Pat a small amount of Asylum in the centre of the lips for some shine.

Lastly, use a small amount of Love+ as a cheek contour and the look is done.

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Hope you all enjoyed this particular series. It was pretty fun using my makeup in fun and interesting ways.

Please vote below for you favourite look, here are the links to part one, part two and part three.

Next week (or ya know, later this week), we start on the Halloween looks!

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Masquerade Look Series Part Three

Hey Beauty Babes! Finally getting something done on time this week.

I was inspired by this photo that I found on Pinterest for this weeks look. I decided to change up the colours, and also I don’t have the skill that this makeup artist does!

Eyes

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1. Start by applying NYX eyeshadow base in white over the lids.

2. Apply Sugarpill Tako into the brow bow and blend down and over.

3. Pat Sugarpill Velocity into the eyeshadow base, make sure the coverage is even.

4. Blend Sugarpill Afterparty into the outer edge of Velocity.

5. Pat Sugarpill Royal sugar over the entire lid.

6. Using the black gel liner in the Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream liner shimmer strips set for blue eyes (phew that was a mouthfull), create a fairly thick line over the upper lash line and into the lid.

7. Use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean to apply to the waterline, and create a thick line underneath the eye.

8. Grab a pencil brush and drag Afterparty into the corner of the eye and blend it underneath the eye.

9. Using a angled brush or thin eye pencil), draw “vine” like designs out from the corner of the eye.  Make sure they have some swirls!

10. Apply black gel liner to your eyebrows, and then drag some in between your eyes.

11. Use some of the blue gel liner from the same set to accent some areas on the “vines”. I also created a diamond in between my eyes.

12. Carefully pat Royal Sugar into the same accent areas, blending it a little bit. Use Royal Sugar to fill in the diamond.

13. Apply rhinestones wherever you want them. Clean up any fallout and you’re done.

 

Lips

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1. Apply Lime Crime Loop-de-loop all over the lips.

2. Pat Royal Sugar over for a bit more “pop”.

And done!

 

Once again, I was really lazy and didn’t apply any foundation. I did however use a tiny bit of afterparty as a small pop of colour on my cheeks.

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Oh and yes, I got my hair done! I feel a little guilty, cheating on my beloved Olia, but I really needed a hair cut and treatment, so I got my purple enhanced. Sexy no?

 

Hope you guys like it! Any suggestions for a name for this look? Suggestions in the comment section below!

Pintester Movement 2.0

Hey Beauty Babes! The Pintester has once again challenged her Pintestes (he he) to try and do some of the many pins out there that we have been putting off.

Last time, we had to recreate one of hers. This time, its all on us – we have to go out and pick a pin to do. The success of my previous manicure attempt prompted me to go out and find a new nail art to do, and this is what I stumbled on:

http://www.kelsiesnailfiles.com/search?updated-max=2012-08-31T15:38:00-02:30&max-results=4

Super Mario Mushroom Nail Art!

I’m a bit of a geek, so I thought this would be awesome to attempt. Heres how it went (hey that rhymes! Totally not intentional though).

Also, i’m pretty lazy, so instead of going out and buying 5 different colours (like the original pin has), I decided just to use whatever I had in my nail box – I still have 5 different colours but 4 of them are no name cheapies, and the last one is clearly a “magic” mushroom as I used of my new Pretty Cosmetics nail polishes (Nightmaren I do believe).

Armed with absolutely no instructions, and no proper dotting tool, here is what I came up with

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So sexy, is it not?

I think its pretty obvious what I did.  You apply a couple of layers of each nail polish to ensure its completely opaque. Allow this to dry completely (super important). Next, get your white nail polish and create a thick french tip.

Using to the top of a pin that has a casing (if that makes sense at all), dip it into the white nail polish and make a couple of large dots. I used a bobby pin to make the smaller dots. For the black lines/eyes – I removed the protective plastic tip from a bobby pin, and used the flat shape to create a thin-ish line.

You should probably use some sort of a top coat but mine as disappeared (along with my normal red nail polish I was hoping to use).

And you are done!

That’s it for this Pintester Movement – If you are a visitor from the Pintester website…Hi :). Also, please feel free to look around my blog and check out the rest of my posts.

Mushroom Nail art? NAILED IT! 

Review – Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette

Review – Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette

$39, Beserk Clothing

4 x 3.5gms pans.

Hey Beauty Babes! This has been around for like 3 weeks now and mine has FINALLY arrived! I had to order mine direct from Sugarpill, but Beserk is now selling it in their store.

You can get this as the full palette, or as always, you can buy the colours individually.

A luxury eyeshadow collection created in collaboration with Amelia Arsenic, designer of cult fashion and art brand A is for Arsenic London.

This dark collision of glamour and nocturnal worlds features four richly pigmented, shimmering meteoric shades which blend seamlessly together. The collection combines Amelia’s dark aesthetic with Sugarpill’s trademark velvety smooth eyeshadow formula.

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The case is so awesome, with each colour represented in some way. The “shattered” design is pretty cool. It has a magnetic lid so it wont accidentally open in your purse or something.

On the back you will find each of the colours listed in their own little diamond.

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Inside, you have a “shard” of mirror plus each of the colours in their pan. Overall its a nice slimline shape that will fit easily into your handbag, or not take up too much space with the rest of your makeup.

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Now on to the colours!

Soot and Stars

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Metallic gunmetal with prismatic sparkle.

This swatches almost matte, with a nice bit of sparkle. Nothing over the top. You can definitely build the sparkle by building up the colour.

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Diamond Eyes

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Satin white with a crystalline sheen

I think i like this better as a brow highlight than lumi! The shimmer in this is consistent, and you don’t need to worry about any “glitter” fallout. I love that they included this so that you can create a whole look from this one palette.

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Elemental Chaos.

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Deep grape shimmer with blue undertones

Love. Love Love! I think this is one of my favourites. I used this on my recent masquerade look and it worked a treat. It is almost metallic with a small amount of shimmery glittery goodness.

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Subterranean

Lustrous peacock green with navy blue undertones

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This deep metallic green is to die for. Even though we are going into spring and all the lighter colours are coming out, I can still see this as the perfect spring evening look.

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Overall, I adore this palette. Up until this was launched I owned every Sugarpill pigment and presses colour they had! If i didn’t get this I’m pretty sure some sort of OCD would have kicked in.

Masquerade Look Series – Part Two

Better late than never Beauty Babes! Although, I did seriously consider not posting this as I’m not 100% happy with the photos or the look overall. Just goes to show you some things never go as planned. I tried doing this a different way first but it refused to work at all, so I scrapped that and went with this.

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1. First, use a small amount of Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal in Silver Strike to trace out the shape that you want.

2. Fill in the area with Silver Strike BUT leave the eye area  clear.

3. Apply NYX eyeshadow base in white over the eye area.

4. Cover the mask with Sugarpill Tiara.

5. Pat Sugarpill Elemental Chaos over the eyeshadow base.

6. Apply a small amount of Sugarpill Weekender over Elemental Chaos.

7. Apply a small amount of black eyeliner to the waterline.

8. Using a black gel eyeliner and an angled brush, trace the outline of the mask to make it more prominent (and hopefully do a better job than me).

9. Apply maskara and the mask is done.

At this point you can apply your base and lipstick. I forgot to use any foundation, and I just used a pretty generic purple lipgloss.

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Close up of my sexy flower

 

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Hopefully this weeks look will be on time, and will come out looking a lot better! As always, comments and suggestions are always welcome.

 

I’m sorry I’m so so sorry!

There was supposed to be a blog post on Saturday – the next installment of my masquerade series. But there wasn’t.

I’m not going to lie to you guys, hubby and I got Kingdom Hearts 1.5 the final mix and clocked nearly 25 hours playing that. As we are massive Kingdom Hearts addicts and must somehow get our fill until number 3 FINALLY comes out some time next year. Maybe this can be a review of KH1.5? All I can say is it is awesome (I have a few issues with the camera but I remember that was fixed in KH2 so I’ll just have to suffer through).

I apologise for any comments/posts/texts/emails/Facebook messages/phone calls/smoke signals that may have gone unanswered between 6pm on Friday and whenever I woke up this morning.

Oh and I saw Riddick at La Premiere last night. Not as good as the first one but worlds better than Chronicles was! So overall, hubby and I had a nice “couple” weekend.

Any-who, I do have the photos taken for my next two blog posts, so I will probably try to post them both on Wednesday.

Please forgive me for my nerdiness Beauty Babes – Kingdom Hearts is kinda my weakness.

 

Love Bxxx

Review – Pretty Serious Cosmetics Nail Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics – Nail Polish

$9.95 each

Beserk Cothing or direct from Pretty Serious

Hey Beauty Babes, today I have a review of some pretty awesome nail polishes for you.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics is an Australia brand that makes Nail Polishes, some loose pigments and lip glosses. They don’t sell “seasonal” or “on-trend” colours, just whatever they feel like, and with some pretty awesome names. Their products are vegan and cruelty free.

I’ve got 5 colours to review today out of their VERY extensive range. As always, I’ve purchased these myself, and intend to buy a whooole lot more.

88MPH

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You’re about to see some serious shit! 88mph is our tribute to the Delorean from Back to the Future. It is a metallic foil mixed with gold, copper and silver with a touch of holographic, time ripping sparks. Great Scott!

This is a pretty spectacular colour. It is jam packed full of glitter – some of it microfine, others much larger – which makes for an interesting texture. This really comes alive with 2-3 coats. One coat would look great over a darker base.

Atomic Brain

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Harness the atomic power of this amazing purple foil multichrome! Experience the wonder of plum, gold, pink and purple dancing on your nails all at once! Resist the urge to transplant your brain into the body of your sexy foreign housekeeper!

Again, awesome colour. This also only needs 2-3 coats. Filled with microfine glitter, the shimmer is amazing – it almost looks holographic in the bottle. I do feel like this needs maybe a green shift to it as well, but I’m sure they already have one that does.

BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)

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oops…forgot to have the brand name facing forward!

All your friends will stop and stare at this beautiful blue jelly packed to bursting with blue glitter. Don’t make the critical error of passing this one up!

Disclaimer: Any instance of Blue Screen of Death while purchasing this product is a complete coincidence. Quite possibly the coolest coincidence ever, but still a coincidence.

So….many…puns! I work in I.T. so I couldn’t go past this one. The picture doesn’t capture the true amazing-ness of this. In just 2-3 coats you have a beautiful blue filled with microfine glitter that sparkles so brightly. Unfortunately, this doesn’t actually match the true colour of a BSOD (trust me, I know). I think this might be one of my favourites.

Cybernetic

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In the year 2165, a cybernetic nail polish goes back in time to 2013 with a mission to assimilate the nails of all the ladies into the Pretty Serious network with it’s advanced nanotech. Will you fight assimilation? Do you want to?

I would say that this is like a party on you nails – but they already have one of those! This is a purple-ish blue with blue, purple and green glitter. This is somewhere between the microfine glitter of BSOD and the chunky glitter of 88MPH. One of my favourites, even though it takes closer to 4 coats to achieve true opaqueness. Try a think layer over black for a different look.

Nightmaren

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There is a Ying to every Yang, and a Nightmaren to every Nightopian. This glowing, warm golden red giggles fiendishly though the night. Will you give in to it?

This is a gorgeous metallic red with microfine gold shimmer to it. This is the easiest colour to work with (and honestly, probably is easiest to get away with wearing) with only 1-2 coats needed, if that. Even though it’s not technically “seasonal”, this would work great leading up to Christmas.

It’s hard to pick a favourite out of all of them, as they are so freaking sweet. So I’m not. This may just be my new favourite brand of nail-polish, and reasonably priced for something that could be consider an “alt” brand. The Pretty Serious website includes collections of 5 nail polishes for less than it costs to purchase all 5 individually.

I would recommend using a top coat for these, as like most glitter nail polishes they do chip earlier than I would like (or is that just me? I have terrible luck with nail polish chipping)

So which of these is you favourite? Have you tried Pretty Serious before? Comment Below.