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I love makeup but I've never really experimented with it until I started reading other beauty blogs. I love, love colors.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm back! Probably briefly...

Hey all! It's been almost 9 months since I last posted. Hope all is well! I have a lot of catching up to do. Work has been super busy and after a long day, I'm planted in front of the TV rather than the computer. I haven't bought any new makeup recently as I have only been using the same products day in, day out. I did want to share with everyone what my morning and night skincare/makeup routines are.

In the morning, I like to prep my face with the following:

Products: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener, Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion, Ossion BB Cream 27/PA++, and Cle de Peau Smoothing Base for Pores.

I only started using BB Cream last week only because I have entered that phase in life where I actually care about protecting my skin from outside elements. BB Cream seems to be the miracle go-to item for lazy folks like myself. I'm still new to it and am not used to using any type of foundation on my skin. Do you guys have any recommendations for brands you like who make this product?

Followed by the makeup:

Products: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow - Candlelight, Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow - Sunlight, Tarte Amazonia Clay Blush - Exposed, FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara

And then at night:

Products: Charmzone DeAGE Red-Wine Skin Toner, Essence, Emulsion, Eye Serum, and Eye Cream.

I just got a new DSLR and am still learning how to use it. Forgive the not-so-great pictures! (They still came out better than my old camera - I think. :)

Anyway, that's it for now! Some questions for everyone: as mentioned before, for those of you who use BB Cream, what is your favorite? Also, any recommendations for eye cream?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Darling Girl Cosmetics: General Catalogue Swatches

Hey all! It's been a while since my last swatch post. Things have been hectic especially at work. I also moved into a new apartment so it's been a couple months of non-stop activity. I've finally gotten a week where I could sit down and actually do swatches, read blogs, and just relax. Not that I should since I have so much work to complete but it's still nice to get time to yourself.

There are so many collections to catch up on! In addition, I've got so many swatches to post! Here's all the swatches of the last haul I got from Darling Girl Cosmetics:

Aren't they lovely? These color are all a part of the general catalog over at Susan's store. I absolutely love every single color here - this rarely happens when I purchase en masse at a makeup store. I wish I had the time to do my makeup every single day because I would absolutely love to see what awesome looks could come out with these colors. As always, the texture is fantastic. I swatched them over Pixie Epoxy. I have Glitter Glue coming my way and I can't wait to test it out!

What about you? What lovely looks have you created before with some of these colors?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blogger Meme

Hello all! Taking some pictures, typing up some reviews, you should all see something pretty soon (perhaps this upcoming weekend?). In the meantime, I got tagged by the lovely Mng over at I'm Not Skinny, So What? Go and check out her awesome blog!

1. Name your favorite color: Red.

2. Name your favorite song: Currently, it's "One In A Million" by Ne-Yo.

3. Name your favorite dessert: Taro flavored frozen yogurt. Hell yeah, Yogiberry!

4. What is pissing you off? Nothing at all.

5. When you're upset, you... Go to the gym. I do kickboxing at least 3 nights a week so it's a great stress reliever.

6. Your favorite pet: I've never had a pet. :(

7. Black or White? Most definitely black.

8. Your biggest fear is...: Failure. Missing out on things. :)

9. Your best feature is...: My smile! I used to have braces and lazy me didn't wear the retainer so they're not as straight as they were when I first got my braces off.

10. Everyday attitude: Loud and obnoxious. Lol.

11. What is perfection? Boring and seems stressful. Imperfect little me means I can get away with a shit-ton. Haaaaa.

12. Guilty pleasure: Laying in bed with my IPOD on. Seriously, best thing ever.

I tag...whomever! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Several Hauls (Picture Heavy)

Hi all! I got nominated for for Best Swatches over at the Beauty Blog Awards (voting link)! This is a great honor and my first ever so I'm excited. I'm super, duper far behind but that's okay. It's nice to see my blog up there. :D

Also, I just wanted to give you a sneak peak of what is coming up and to let y'all know I am still lurking around. :) I'm sorry I haven't been commenting as often - I've been inundated at work with a lot of projects so I haven't even been responding to my personal emails.

I've been really good about not buying makeup! Not so good with shoes and other luxury items though. :(