Thursday, February 14, 2008

FOTDs: Day to Night-time Smokey Look

So, today is Valentine's day but my husband and I didn't bother to go out to celebrate. Instead we cook and eat at home. We weren't very big about Valentine's as long as we're together happily as husband and wife. However, my husband did manage to whisper softly and romantically in my ear "I love you".

Anyway, I did a smokey look that can be worn during the day to night time. I hope you guys enjoy it.

WARNING: Lots of photos!

(All items are MAC products unless otherwise stated)

Studio Fix powder
Everyday Minerals B&B blush

Shadowy Lady e/s on crease
Carbon e/s on outter crease and lower lashline
Nylon e/s on inner and 2/3 lids and lower inner lash
Silverwear e/s as highlight
Mystery e/s on brows
Blacktrack f/l on upper lashline
Graphblack Technakohl Liner
Katie B. faux lash mascara

NYX lipgloss with mega shine in Clear

Please don't mind my hair and the dented on the sides of my nose (glasses).

Day Time Look

After 8 hours of working

Night Time Look

Valentine's Day!! Good News & Bad News

Which one would you like to hear first?

I apologize for not updating my blog for so long (1 week). There has been great news and bad news in the family so updating my blog wasn't very fun at that time. I feel so much better today that I'd like to share some of the news.

I'll start with the bad news:
1) A death in the family; had the funeral for 4/24 (4 days, 24 hours/night)
2) School (Spring Semester) started on Feb. 13
3) Internship has been crazy while home visiting and writing reports
4) 3 Dr. appointments w/n a week for my son

Now comes the GOOD NEWS:
1) My mother-in-law's parents (my grandparents in law) finally arrived in America on Feb. 13. They had been separated from their daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, relatives, friends, and grandchildren for over 25 years. My gnl lived in a poor straw home with other small families in a bar-wired refugee camp controlled by Thai and Lao soldiers. They are over 65 years of age. Over 20 cars and more than 200 hundred people were at the airport waiting to see my gnl for the first time in 25-30 years. Yes, everyone cried of joys and even the youngest child (5 years) cried. What a day to remember!!!

2) My son turned 1 year and is walking!!!

3) It's Valentine's Day!! Happy happy happy Valentine's Day to all the lovers and even if you have no partner, you still have your other loved ones. Let's share love all over the world! XOXO!

Pictures coming up soon when I get home (I'm at work)!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lilac Looks for Spring

Today, I stumbled upon ATouchofBlusher and she posted the following lilac looks for spring. Lilac has always been one of my favorite colors and I'm glad she posted these looks! I am thinking of doing my take-on on one of these looks or both. Which one do you like?

item used: Maquillage
Clean Contrast Eyes 2 in SV844)
(image from www.shiseido.co.jp/mq)

This look is very subtle for a day look or out to a special gathering.

(item used: RMK
Shiny Mix Eyes in 03 Silver Purple)
(image from www.rmkrmk.com/global)

This look is a bit smokey and great for a night out.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

FOTD: Soft Smokey Green Eye Look

So, I finally got around my hectic schedule to do a soft smokey eye look. I really like this one because it was so vibrant in person. I just thought I'd share this look with you guys. Enjoy it!

NOTE: Please excuse my messy hair, untrimmed brows, and my daugther's butt on the last photo!! Thanks!

(All items are MAC products unless otherwise stated)

Select Cover Up concealer NW25
Studio Fix powder C40
Sunbasque blush
Everyday Minerals Weekend Getaway blush

Milani eyeshadow in Garden Mist on inner lids and inner lower lash
Humid e/s on middle lids and lower 2/3 lash
Sumptious Olive e/s on outter lids, creases, and v-corner
Pastorale pigment (wet) on creases and blended to corner v
Carbon e/s on V-corner and creases and as eye liner for upper and lower lashlines
Nylon e/s as highlighter
Mystery e/s on brows
Gilded White powerpoint eye pencil on corner inner eyes
Maybelline Volum' Express mascara in blackest black

Concealer NW25
Victoria's Secret Honey Sugar lipgloss

Did you notice the dented spots on the sides of my nose?
That's what you get when wearing glasses for such a very very very long time!!

Usually I hide the spots with my great great concealer but I didn't bother to cover it tonight.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

FOTD: Valentine's Day Look

I was bored today so I decided to do a V-day look for fun. I was thinking of doing a red hot smokey eye look but I decided to stay with a day look. I just have to say that I'm falling in love with my Urban Decay Primer Potion!!

All items are MAC products unless stated otherwise.

Smashbox photo finish
Mineralize Satinfinish foundation NC35
MAC Studio Fix powder in NC40
Blushbaby blush

Nylon e/s as highlighter
Amber Lights e/s on lids and lower inner lash
Cranberry e/s over 2/3 of Amber Lights on outter corner/crease and V and lower outter lash
Blacktrack f/l on upper lash
Graphblack e/l on waterline
Mystery e/s on eyebrows
L'oreal Full Definition Voluminous mascara (I hated it!! does not curl, does not lenghten, and does not volume it!! looks dull!!)

Rimmel Dreamy lipstick (it was more glossy and sheer in person)


Friday, February 1, 2008

FOTD: Purple with a Touch of Brown Smokey Eye

I'm loving my UDPP!!!

MAC C40 Studio Fix Powder
Blushbaby Blush
EDM Waffer Cone Blush

MAC Oyster Girl gloss

Cranberry e/s all over lids
Mystery e/s on crease
Carbon e/s over Mystery e/s on crease and corner V
Nocturnelle above crease
Shroom e/s as highlighter
Blacktrack f/l
Graphblack e/l
Brow Finisher in Beige Blonde and Mystery on eyebrows
Katie B. faux lash mascara
Random Ardell false lashes



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