Sunday, October 31, 2010

World Series/Halloween Makeup

Hello loves,

Happy Halloween!!!!! I have pictures of my two makeup looks for Halloween but I haven't uploaded them yet, so instead here's a look at my standard orange and black makeup look for when the Giants are playing. I've normally only done it when I'm going to the game, but lately I've been doing for work too if I can't show my pride elsewhere. So here we go! And GO GIANTS!

Monday, October 25, 2010

National League Champions!

I absolutely love my boys.
Live it up, boys. You earned it.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Bare Minerals Enlightened Eyeshadow and High Shine Eyecolors Swatches and Review

It's Thursday night!!! Almost payday! That means I can get more nail polish! No wait, I can get some of MAC's new collection!! Ooh that will be fun!!!


ZOMG the Giants only need to win one more game and we go to the World Ser-- NO I can't even say it!!! I don't want to jinx it... so instead we'll take about some newness!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Bare Minerals Big, Bright & Brilliant Eyeliner Trio Swatches and Review

Yay Tuesday!

Sons of Anarchy on tonight! And the Giants just won NLCS Game 3!! Two more wins and we're in the World Series!!!!!! Craziness!!!

Anyhoo, thought I would show another newbie from Bare Minerals for holiday, a trio of mini eyeliners called Big, Bright & Brilliant. It retails for $20 which is a fantastic deal, and the colors are new, however, not all that impressive. But I've sold quite a few so far, and a lot of people who have purchased haven't tried BE eyeliners yet, so it's a nice introduction to the line's eyeliners. Also, this would make a great, cheap gift! Everyone and their mother likes eyeliner, so grab this for stocking stuffers and whatnot!

Now on to the product...

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Bare Minerals Buxom Babes: Rock Stars Swatches and Review

Whoo, tiring day!

I've been trying to post these forever and my internet kept crashing! Agg! Not like anyone is reading this yet, but at least it gives me something to do.

So today I am showing the new Buxom Babes kit from Bare Minerals. It is called Rock Stars, so it's rock star themed (or at least the box is) and since these are the Babes, these are the smaller size. They retail for $28 so they're a great deal, especially if you're a collector, like me! The only drawback is if you like a particular color, it isn't sold separately, although you could probably find a duplicate, especially for this kit. Three of the colors are new, while one, Gabby can be found separately.

*A note about the artist of the Buxom Babes: Neryl Walker creates each individual Buxom girl, and needless to say, they're all adorable! I even have some picked out for tattoo ideas! Perhaps I'll post them someday...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Black and Orange Manicures

Yay playoffs!!

Perhaps you noticed that my baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, are in the playoffs. So to celebrate and show my support and pride, I did a few nifty manicures. I tried something new for this: Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black. I figured I could make a nice straight line with it and maybe draw a SF insignia? That didn't happen, but the line did appear very straight and flawless! Overall I liked it, but it kind of just reminded me of using a Sharpie? And you're supposed to put a top coat over it once you're done to protect it (otherwise it washes off with water, which is great if you mess up) but it still wore off a couple days later. It may have been because it was just on my tips and I didn't wrap my nails, but we'll see next time. So anyway, here are the manicures! **Don't forget to click pictures for larger detail!!!!!

So I started out with Flit A Bit by OPI. I love a good orange, and this is my favorite! The Giants' orange is typically a bit more red-orange, and so I usually wear Brights Power by OPI. But I wanted a brighter, in-your-face orange! So creamy and gorgeous, I think this was two coats? Didn't matter really because I put other stuff on top.

Then I placed scotch tape on half the nail on an angle. I used Black Onyx by OPI to fill in the part that was not taped off to get a cool angle on the nail. This picture shows the nail before I applied China Glaze and after. To tell the truth, I liked it before!

So then I used Ick-A-Bod-Y by China Glaze on the orange half. I was hoping for a more sheer glittery orange to go over Flit A Bit, so it could peek out a little, but I forgot about the sheer greenish black jelly base of Ick-A-Bod-Y!! Didn't come out the way I imagined but it still looks awesome!

Here is Brights Power by OPI with Cloud 9 by Sinful Colors over. Like I said earlier, Brights Power is pretty red-orange in color, so I tried Cloud 9 layered over it to brighten the orange and make it shimmer a little. If you couldn't guess, Cloud 9 is the bottle pictured. Sooo pretty! But kinda sheer! So great for layering! Then I used the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black very thinly on the free edge of the nail. I didn't want a super thick line so it was nice to be able to control how much black showed up on the nail. Love this manicure! But some of my co-workers said the black line looked like dirt under my nails?! I think they're crazy. :)

Just some shots of the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen. See, kinda looks like a fine-point Sharpie. Oh well, worked like a charm, so that's good!

By the way! The Giants just won the first game of the series!!!! Whoo!! Tim Lincecum with a complete game, 2-hits, and 14 strikeouts?! Okay, maybe not Roy Halladay's no-hitter, but still impressive! Maybe I'm biased, but Tim Lincecum PWNED! YEAH boys!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

NL West Champs!

My boys after clinching our division:

Every time I see this picture, or read the words "NL West Champions", I cry a little! I love baseball. :)