Saturday, June 29, 2013

Illusions of Goodness-Experiment (June 22, 2013)

I had always thought false eyelashes were the hardest thing to apply to ones face, give me liquid latex in the shape of a wound or a burn any day. So when I cracked open this months voxbox I yelped in terror to see two boxes of fluttery beautiful false lashes from the company kiss. They came with their own lash glue and a tiny pink pair of tweezers you are suppose to use to apply the lashes.  Hey I thought to myself maybe things will be easier this time! So I broke 'em out one dark and stormy night to see if I could follow through with my assumption. I'm happy to report I didn't stab my eye out! I really like how natural these lashes look, though very long they aren't heavy on my lash line.

What I used:

Maybelliene Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
Milani color eyez stick in royal purple
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Dollipop (Blended lightly into the inner crease.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Magic (Blended into the crease.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Tornado (Patted onto the lid.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Illusion (To highlight.)
Urban Decay eyeliner (Vintage 24/7 glide on pencil) in Gunmetal (Top and bottom lash line.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Oz (The silver part of the duo used over Gunmetal)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Aura (The pink side used to further blend out the crease and highlight the inner corner of the lid.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in South (Used to lightly darken the lower lash line.)
Kiss False lashes in 05 ( I think I am to lazy to check right now.)

A dupe of Mac's Candy Yum Yum

I mostly used Urban Decay's Glinda palette for this look since I had gotten it that day. I love the palette!  I've been using it every day since I got it last week. My only complaint is that the gold side of Oz isn't as pigmented as the silver. I justified this purchase by telling myself I don't have any of the colors. Yeah right. But lets be honest with ourselves it's fun to treat yourself once and a while. I ordered myself a three pan Inglot palette as well. I hope it arrives soon. I'm really itching to use the bright purples and intense green I picked out. Do you guys want swatches of the Glinda palette? I didn't swatch the shadows yet because all the other gurus got theirs in like March or something. Anyway I hope to see ya'll soon! Have a good day!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Drenched in Otherworldly Charm-FOTD and OOTD (June 20, 2013)

Maxi Dress-Torrid (Pretty sure it's on sale right now!) Shirt-Target Sandals-K-mart 

Oh my God, a dark lip? I know right? Not something I usually go for but I figured the look needed an extra lil something something. I really like the whole shirt tied under the boobs look lately. I wear this shirt like that with a lot of my sleeveless dresses. It makes a dress look sassy while covering my arms up. 

What I used:

Wet n Wild Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige 
Wet n Wild I heart mattes palette dark reddish brown (Used to cover half of the lid leaving space on the lid for another shade.)
Darling Girl cosmetics eyeshadow in Otherworldly(Used in the crease and the empty half of the lid.)
Random matte white (To highlight the inner corner of the lid yo.)
Random matte ivory (They're both probably from the I heart mattes palette I think... used to highlight the brow.) 
liner of course 

Random deep wine lipliner from dollar store
Illamasqua lipstick in Drench (Though a lighter red the wine color deepened the shade nicely.)
Clinque Lip thingie in Black Honey (Added gloss and used to darken the shade further.) 

I made Shaun take pictures of me this time, that's why my hand is all fuzzy in the last picture. I think I need a tripod! (Oh and a cleaner space to use as a back drop.) 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lunar Bunny-fotd (June 19,2013)

There's no doubt that I love Sailor Moon, so the other day I thought I'd try some tiny buns in my hair and do a pretty duo-chrome look with my new L'oreal eyeshadows. The buns turned out kind of crooked but the eyeshadow looked nice.

What I used:

Wet n Wild Primer (This has become my new favorite primer. It's almost exactly like TFSI.)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool (Used on the inner corner and the brow bone to highlight.)
Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Royal Purple (Used strictly on the lid without apply to the inner lid.)
L'oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Strawberry Blonde (Used all over up into the inner corner where the purple isn't and along the lower lid to the middle of the eye.)
L'oreal Infallible eyeshadow in With a Twist (Patted onto the purple base with a tiny brush.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Freakshow (Used in the crease in an almost cut crease shape to define the whole look. The shadow is kind of sheer but it's suppose to be a dark purple.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sellout (To highlight zee look.)
Sephora old ass pencil in some random aqua-grey shade (Applied to lower lid to meet the strawberry blonde in the middle.)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Futuristic Glamrock (Applied to lower lid to add sparkle to the liner. Love this eyeshadow sooooo much!)
white eyeliner
Winged liner of course
Some mascara

Maybelline Color Whisper in I Crave Coral

I hope you can see the shape of the look with these pics. I'm still kind of rusty at taking selfies with a camera. They always come out wonky or really close to my face, like HELLO PORES HOW ARE YOU?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Milk Maid Braids and Navy Brigads-fotd and ootd (June 14, 2013)

Dress and belt: Torrid Shoes:Target Earrings: Forever 21

When I saw this dress at Torrid I rushed into the dressing room to try it on. It draped across my hills and valleys in the most flattering way. The lush navy color complemented my fair skin without making me look like a walking corpse. Plus there is nothing like lace to make you feel like a lady. I paired it with my favorite spiky earrings and the perfect pair of studded pointed flats that matched the belt wonderfully.

What I used:

Wet n Wild primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Biege
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Witch and Famous (Discontinued sadly but used in the crease.)
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Evil Empire (Patted on the lid with a damp brush.)
Darling Girl eyeshadow in Taupe ala Mode (Used to smoke out the outer corner and add some sparkles!)
Random ivory (Used to highlight.)
Eyeliner of course

Darling Girl Kiss Off Color Rich Lip Balm in Love is an Act (From the Hunger Games collection also discontinued. ):)

This time last year I had maybe one or two dresses with only a little bit of confidence. Looking through plus sized fashion blogs have helped me gain a sense of fashion as well as some confidence in myself. I've been dressing much nicer lately, in fact I haven't worn a tee-shirt in weeks! (Except for my Star Trek Voyager shirt because hello Janeway is awesome.)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Baby Bat Goes Off the Deep End-FOTD and OOTD (June 4, 2013)

In the past my curvy frame has kept me from exploring fashion but now that the world of plus size fashion has expanded so has my closet. This shirt is one of my favorites, flowy and goth-esque, I feel tough yet cute when I wear it. It looks perfect with a pair of skinny jeans but even better with a bandage skirt. The weather was really hot last week but this week it's turned to a cool sixty degrees, thus the tights. I usually wear a subtler eye when I wear such a heavy print though polymorph by femme fatale was just calling to me.

What I wore:

Top and cami: Dots
Skirt,tights, second earrings and ring: Forever 21
Boots and angel earrings: Target

Wet n Wild Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Biege and Blue Paradise
Femme Fatale cosmetics eyeshadow in Polymorph (Patted on zee lid.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Deep End(Placed into the crease with a small brush then blended with a fluffy one.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sellout (Used to highlight all over.)
Physicians Formula Eyeliner pen
Nyx glide on pencil in White

Etude Lipstick in Idk but this lippie is awesome God I wish I knew the shade

Please excuse my terrible posing! I'm sure I look like a sullen teen whose camera turned on by it's self, I am totally not a model.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Long Hair Don't Care-fotd (May 25,2013)

So I've been growing my hair out for two years now and it's down to below my bust. My hair has never  been this long ever. I've always had short hair even when I was a kid. So now I'm left with all this hair and no idea what to do with it. I was considering cutting it all off again but I'be grown to like it.

What I used:

Wet n Wild primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely There Biege (Or something like that I don't know.)
Detrivore Eyeshadow in Vulture (Gradually built up in the crease. I love this shade!)
Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Tapir (Patted on the lid using a damp brush to intensify the shade.)
Too Faced Eyeshadow in Coco Puffs (Used on the lower lash line to meet the upper wing.)
Wet n Wild random black and ivory Eyeshadows (The black is used at the very corner of the lower lash line to meet the upper wing while the ivory is used to highlight.)
Physicians Formula Eyeliner of awesome
Nyx glide on pencil in black

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss in Coral Chic

Hey I hope you guys have a good day!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Woodland Spirit Dressed in Lavender- FOTD (May 23, 2013)

What? Two posts back to back? Crazy talk! I know right? It's like I'm regularly posting again or something. I decided to try an odd color combo of brown and purple. I really liked how it turned out. I've got to use my Darling Girl eyeshadows more, it's my favorite indie brand honestly. Ladies and gents who is your favorite make-up brand? Any new brands you've recently discovered? I'd love to hear what you have to say!

What I used:

Wet n Wild primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely There Biege (Just along the crease and brow bone.)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Cool Crush (Blended haphazardly along the lid.)
Darling Girl cosmetics Diamond Dust in Woodland Sprite (Plummy brown blended into the crease. Despite the not very sticky base the shimmer was still very noticeable.)
Concrete Minerals eyeshadow in Wicked (Favorite eyeshadow by Concrete minerals, patted on the lid with a damp brush.)
Wet n Wild random ivory shadow to highlight
Physicians Formula Magical liquid eyeliner pen of awesome
Nyx Glide on eyeliner in white

Estee Lauder lipstick in Rose Tea
Maybelline Color Whisper Lip thingie in Cherry on Top

Friday, May 24, 2013

I just "Blue" Myself- Experiment (May 22, 2013)

I haven't seen many episodes of Arrested Development sadly, just enough to know it's hilarious. Since a new season has come out thanks to Netflixs I may consider watching it. I'm a Netflix junkie, I watch so much stuff on there I barely touch my tv any more. How can I resist a site that has Parks and Recs, Supernatural, Law and Order: SVU and Hemlock Grove? (P.s. if you haven't watch Hemlock Grove you need to. It's fantastic and the special effects make-up is baller.) Any hoodles I was bored whilst watching an episode of Supernatural so this is what I can up with. 

What I used:

Wet n Wild primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Cool Crush
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Mochi (Applied to just the lid in a rounded shape.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity (Applied on the outer part of the lid in a triangle shape and down along the lower lash line.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Tako (Brushed lightly onto the brow bone and inner corner of the lid.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Afterparty (Used in the crease and lower lash line to blend out Velocity.)
Wet n Wild matte black eyeshadow (Swept along the lower lash line and blended up to meet the liner wing.)
Estee Lauder random metallic light pink eyeshadow (Used to highlight all the things.)
Physicians Formula Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Etude House lipstick in Idk but it's awesome 

And that's it, that's the look. Have a good day ya'll. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Strawberry Blonde and purple tipped-fotd (5/9/2013)

My last finale is Friday so I treated myself to some new make-up.  This school year has been a roller coaster of ups and downs I'm so glad it's over. I bought myself one of the shadows from the new Spring L'oreal collection and a   I'm really digging this new L'oreal eyeshadow, it reminds me of the pink in Urban Decay's Glinda palette. It looks really pretty if you pair it with a nice chocolate brown in the crease if you are more of a neutral eyeshadow lover. If you have difficulty using the cream/powder weird blend of shadow I recommend wetting your brush a bit it helps to intensify the color without patchiness.

What I used:

Wet n Wild Fergie Collection Primer
Maybelline Color Tatto in Seashore Frost (Magical duochrome-y goodness used all over the eye.)
Milani Shadow Eyez shadow stick in Royal Purple (Swiped on the lid then blended with brush on the lid.)
L'oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Strawberry Blonde (Duo-chromey goodness of pink and lavender used on the inner half of the lid as well.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Fishnet (Blended onto half the lid and the outer v.)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sellout (Perfect ivory with a small amount of shimmer used as the brow highlight.)
Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in Petal Pusher (Red violet shadow used in the crease, then light lavender shade blended over top with an added pop of the light shimmery pink to highlight the inner corner.)
L'oreal HIP Chrome eyeliner in violet (Used to line the upper and lower lid.)
Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in Petal Pusher (Shimmery deep purple used over the liner to deepen the color.)
Physicians Formula eyeliner pen (Used to lightly liner upper lash line and add a simple wing.)
Mascara of course.

Nyx Round Lipstick in Circe
Wet n Wild lipstick in Taj-mauve-hal placed in the inner of the lips to add pinkness.)

I love this look it's so glowy and simple to do. I may have to treat myself again and buy more of the L'oreal shadows. I hope you all did well on your finals and if you are all ready graduated college then I envy you.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bouncy Ball of Celestial Intent-fotd (4/3/12)

Oh God how did a month already pass without me updating? Bad Helen! To be fair this is the fanciest my make-up has gotten in a while.
I haven't been buying much make-up lately since I've been focusing more on clothes. I was getting tired of only wearing tee-shirts so I revamped my wardrobe. Now it's full of dresses, cute blouses and skirts! Last year around this time I would have laughed in your face if you had suggested I wear any color other then black. Why am I rambling about this? Well, more clothes equal outfits of the day! I don't know about you but I freaking love reading fashion blogs. There's just something about those fashionistas that has me obsessed. (P.s. I'm loving this grunge revival. 90's clothes are da bomb.)

What I used:

Wet n wild primer
Maybelline color tattoo in Barely Branded and the white one which I am to lazy to check right now
Urban Decay e/s in Deep End (Sparkly medium teal swept lightly through the crease.)
Tarte e/s in Hampton's Waves (A matte dark mermaid teal blended onto the crease line.)
Sugarpill e/s in Mochi (Brilliant matte mint patted on the lid.)
Tarte e/s in Iceland Air (Sparkly frost white patted on the inner corner of the lid.)
Tarte e/s in Seychelles Sand (Matte grey-biege used as a transition color between the brow and crease.)
Tarte e/s Georgia Peach (Matte light peach used to highlight.)
Urban Decay Glide on shadow pencils in Clash (Bright aqua blue with silver reflects used as a base.)
Sugarpill e/s in Velocity (Matte yet intense royal blue patted on the outer corner of the lower lid.)
Tarte Mystic Seaport (Silvery-blue patted over the Clash to set.)
Nyx glide on pencil in white (My new favorite thing. I use this every day for every look.)
Mascara (Tons and tons.)
Physicians formula liquid eye liner pen (This liner pen is magic. Like it was made by angels, cute angels in trench coats...)

Clinique lipstick in Black Honey (Flattering natural plum used on inner pout.Given to me by the effervescent Kathy.)
Darling Girl lipstick in Demure (Fawn pink used to neutralize and add pink.)

What do you think? Any recent fashion trends you've been digging lately?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Any Color You Like-FOTD

In the past I've shied away from mattes. Mattes are fickle and tend not to stick on any base I use. Plus I never seem to blend them out right. So my beautiful Sugarpill colors lay untouched till I discovered the paint pot like color tattoos from Maybelline. So here's a bold look to show my new found love of mattes.

What I used:

Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer
Maybelliene Color Tattoo in the white color I don't recall the shade.
Milani Shadow eyez 12hr wear stick in Royal Purple (The best purple base I've ever used patted on the lid.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in 2AM (A plummy purple patted on the lid.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Velocity (A royal blue placed in the inner crease.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Dollipop (A bright pink blended into the upper crease.)
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Poison Plum (A blue based purple to seem together the pink and blue.)
Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in Greed (The lavender/silver color
Random Matte ivory (Used to highlight.)
Estee Lauder eyeshadow in Pink Ice (A shimmery sheer pink over the random ivory.)
Nyx glide on eyeliner in black(Used on the waterline.)
Nyx glide on eyeliner in white (used on the inner corner as a base for the lavender.)
Almay Liquid eyeliner in black

Nyx lip liner in natural
Nyx lipstick in Circe
Nyx lipstick in Harmonica

What do you guys think? Sorry for the weird lighting, I have some new photography lights but they're way to yellow for me to enjoy. I had to cool down some of the pictures in iPhoto so they wouldn't look so odd. Anyway see you soon! I have a pretty gold look lined up to post next.