Enamored with Makeup

Feb 01

Floral Theme

I suck. Here’s some pictures of me in today’s look. I used a matte white to highlight the brow bone, a warm bronze for above crease, a cool pink (which didn’t distract the  warm tones) for the lids, and a frosty yellow green for the inner corner of the eye. 

The first three colors are from the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Palette and the last was from the Dior Garden Party Palette. 

Here’s me sporting it with my new Betsey Johnson top.

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Here’s the layout in Ghettodium.

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Here’s me and my cat Bossu!

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Jan 17

Buying Dior Outside of Sephora

I can’t eat out for a whole month now. Check out the big ouchies that I love so much. 

I went to Nordstroms to check out the quality of the Garden Eyeshadow Quad by Dior, which has a rose motif. After swapping all of the eyeshadow releases, I was convinced I was in love. We were set on getting just the eyeshadow, until the nice saleslady noticed my shitty ass Makeup Forever foundation that wasn’t the right shade for me. I knew beforehand too but was too lazy on returning it back to Sephora. She showed me this Airflash Foundation and it seemed too good to be true…until I noticed how matte my face was and how concealed my scars were. And I was told that I only needed to use a moisturizer prior application. But in order to apply this without wasting, I would need to use a half-bristle brush. And thus, now I am banned from eating at Brother’s Sushi for a long time.

Now I know why I don’t shop at department stores. They just know what you want and can get you to throw your meals away for it.

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I returned the Makeup Forever foundation for the following items:

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P288800&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=1254

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P298603&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3806

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P175101&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4326

Jun 10

1st Nail Sets

Hey guys, long time no post! After attending Fanime (an anime convention in San Jose) and purchasing a Japanese Nail Art magazine (one revered to almost like a bible), I decided to start a new project. I will be making nail sets every week and sell them at the next Fanime. I’ve always wanted to set a booth at the artist alley, though not specifically just nails. In the past, I  had inspirations of selling Gothic Lolita related accessories, but I’m not around home enough to do the heavy duty type stuff necessary to make these things. Nails are easier, and I haven’t seen any booth selling them. I know artsy nails can get pricey, therefore I am planning to sell mines at a price that is 1/3rd cheaper than the usual. 

And now, the first 6 I’ve made. Please enjoy and send comments to me in any way you prefer. :) I have not used 3D gel on them yet, so they’re not 100% complete, but design-wise they are!

This is the first time I used Sweets Rement. I sanded the back to make it easier for the rement to stick onto the polish.

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Those are fabric roses by the way! Also, some of those nails are reminiscence of pokeballs…

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Took apart some old, freshman year jewelry for this set. I can’t believe I used to wear them as they seem super gaudy to me now. I think the stuff I wear now I would consider gaudy back in those days though, hahaha.

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This is my favorite! I don’t know but the random colors and shinies compels me to stare at it for a long time.

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This one isn’t really an original design. I saw this one off somewhere from using a site that sorta seemed like a Korean Google. I really need to fix this one though because a lot of the pink and white on one of the nails is scratched off. Wroops.

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This last one I sorta just went crazy with. There are chains, rhinestones, old jewelry, shiny tape, and I even used stamp art! And no, it’s not meant to be sold to someone with 15 fingers, I just made hella extra for those that don’t want to be stuck with only 10 designs.

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Apr 29

Tokidoki Sodashop Palette

My very first Tokidoki palette and I’m in love with it! The eyeshadows can be applied lightly or packed on, making it versatile palette able to use either during the day for natural looks or night for dramatic ones. It’s such a good steal, currently going for $35 and seems definitely better than the Tokidoki Robbery palette (small eyeshadow pans, half of the colors not as pigmented). Furbina is a very great velvety black eyeshadow and the palette is definitely worth it for that color!

Check it out! This Tokidoki magnet was placed in the front center of the palette!

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A plastic sheet covers the eyeshadow. The plastic sheet labels the color (which are named after Tokidoki characters). 

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The plastic front cover! You can see the cute magnets that come with the palette!

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The paper that is placed on the back of the palette packaging. Shows all the shabamz you get in this palette. 

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And here’s a look I did today with the palette. I used Papatino, Riposino, Mozzarella, and Ciotolina and the Carina liquid eyeliner. 

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Warning: If you do decide to purchase this palette, the eyeshadow pans aren’t really glued tightly on. I mistakenly thought that they were removable, so I went ahead and remove one, to discover a drop of glue in the center of the slot. 

Apr 13

Urban Decay vs. Sugarpill 
Products used: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Box, Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette
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I figured that I should do a side-by-side comparison since their eyeshadows are very pigmented, Urban Decay on the left and Sugarpill on the right. When placed beside each other, their pigmentation looks about the same. I guess the shimmery finishes of UD makes it look less pigmented. Anyway, I hope this helps for those of you that already own Urban Decay shadows!

Urban Decay vs. Sugarpill 

Products used: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Box, Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette

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I figured that I should do a side-by-side comparison since their eyeshadows are very pigmented, Urban Decay on the left and Sugarpill on the right. When placed beside each other, their pigmentation looks about the same. I guess the shimmery finishes of UD makes it look less pigmented. Anyway, I hope this helps for those of you that already own Urban Decay shadows!

Sugarpill Sweetheart Look

Pictures taken at a better time of the day! Hope you guys like and I hope these pics can show how awesome these eyeshadow are!

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Apr 12

Sugarpill

My absolute, all-time favorite love! This indie brand does not have a lot of products out yet, but their eyeshadows are vibrantly bright and stand out like no other! And I used to think Urban Decay was bright! Boy, was I in for a new treat.

My first run-in with this product was at Fanime 2010, where I saw an Artist Alley dealer sport this makeup like it’s the shizz. I had always wanted to purchase Sugarpill after that, but wasn’t reminded of it until I read posts written by Temptalia.com. 

http://www.sugarpillshop.com/collections/shop?page=1

So, I have the Sweetheart Palette, which consists of colors: Afterparty (Blue), Tako (White), Dollipop (Pink), and Midori (Green). I considered this palette easier to wear and work with, unlike the alternative, which is Burning Heart. Even with this said, I intend to pick up Burning Heart in the future. I also have Love+ (Red Pressed Eyeshadow) and Goldilux (Gold Loose Eyeshadow). Both of these are as pigmented as the pressed eyeshadow palette. And since I’m convinced all the shadows are as pigmented, I’m going to pick up Bulletproof, their pressed matte-black single eyeshadow. 

The line has solid colors, pressed matte eyeshadows that do not hint warm or cool tones, which means it should work for all faces! However, unlike my bright eyeshadow brand substitute, Urban Decay, Sugarpill doesn’t have tons of shades yet. But they’re awesome enough and I’m sure they’ll get there one day! Speaking of Urban Decay, I find their shadows to go well with Sugarpill’s. 

Anywho, some bad quality pics for you to see! They don’t do the eyeshadow brightness-ness justice, but since I’m going to be posting more pics later anyway, I figured you can look at these bad quality ones and compare them to the good ones later!

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Mar 01

March Nails

Probably not the best pictures, but here ya go. My new nails. Took an hour to do these~

Left Hand

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Right Hand

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Recent Haul

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I got these five items last month and all turned out very beautiful. The Anastasia palette is a pleasure to use, and so is the Murad concealer (no cake face, is the perfect Medium for my face). 

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                            muradconcealer

The two Hello Kitty eyeliner sticks I purchased turned out too similar when applied onto my eye. When I did swatches on my hand I was able to tell the difference though. So, if you like both Overalls and Fish Bowl, avoid the temptation to buy both like I did and instead settle for one unless you use blue-greens a lot (which I do). 

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The Tokidoki Gelato stain isn’t long lasting, but I do like how nicely it stains!

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Feb 03

Byunei 
Origin: Dungeons and Dragons - The Cranberry Five
Note to re-create look as character would: Unlike his transvestite lover that would sport looks such Chaotic Rainbow, Byunei prefers darkening his lids and using black-based shadows. He likes his eyes to appear slanted, his face to have exaggerated contour, and doesn’t like eyebrow arches. Although he welcomes all lip colors, he prefers pale pinks. He is more than likely to invest in a high-end brand. 
Links to Products Used: 
(Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner) (Night Porter) (Oil Slick and Half Baked)
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A sweet gentle breeze carries his heart away from me
Caught between the tides of our worlds, my mind’s eye watches him drink
in remembrance of our love.

Byunei 

Origin: Dungeons and Dragons - The Cranberry Five

Note to re-create look as character would: Unlike his transvestite lover that would sport looks such Chaotic Rainbow, Byunei prefers darkening his lids and using black-based shadows. He likes his eyes to appear slanted, his face to have exaggerated contour, and doesn’t like eyebrow arches. Although he welcomes all lip colors, he prefers pale pinks. He is more than likely to invest in a high-end brand. 

Links to Products Used: 

(Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner) (Night Porter) (Oil Slick and Half Baked)

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A sweet gentle breeze carries his heart away from me

Caught between the tides of our worlds, my mind’s eye watches him drink

in remembrance of our love.