Archive | February, 2011

30 Days of Shades: Day 17 Laura Geller

27 Feb

Here is a quick look using the Laura Geller Sunset Horizon palette. I used the lightest shade on my lid and brow bone and the darkest shade subtly in my crease. I lined my lower lashes with the gold color.

Check out this blush. It is the Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten Tropic Hues blush. I L.O.V.E. it. Now I am not usually partial to one blush or the other. I can take it or leave it. My love of make-up revolves around eyeshadow for the most part. HOWEVER, I have never had a prettier blush! I have worn this almost everyday since I got it off of QVC. I seriously cannot stop putting it on. So if my cheeks look over blushed, well you will know why! I am addicted to applying this shade!

It is a shimmery shade with hints of gold, peach, and pink. By far, my all time favorite. 🙂

Good News—The weather is WAY better and I have gotten to go back to my studio to work on a few little sewing projects! YAY! Now, I can find a way to burn my creative energy other than just using my eyelids for a palette!

I am going to continue my 30 days of Shades though, don’t worry! I have had so much fun with my makeup posts that you are going to see a lot more of them. However, I hope to have more crafts and recipes mixed in.
Creativity is what keeps me sane. 🙂 Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! –Amber

What’s in my M.A.C. palette?

25 Feb

Don’t worry, the video gets clearer, I promise. I wish I were better about computer things, and I would be able to figure out how to get this camera to stay focused! I actually think I want to get a handheld video camera eventually, so we will see!

1. Shroom
2. Ricepaper
3. Naked Lunch
4. Woodwinked
5. Club
6. Amber Lights
7. Satin Taupe
8. Antiqued
9. Scene
10. Steamy
11. Black Berry
12. Sketch
13. Cranberry
14. Humid
15. Goldenrod

30 Days of Shades: Day 16 Bobbi Brown Products

23 Feb
I know this is very similar to the makeup that I posted yesterday, but I wanted to post it anyway. I used Bobbi Brown’s cream eyeshadow in Bronze Sugar..and I LOVE it. This is definitely an eyeshadow that anyone can wear, no matter your age. It’s very simple and quick! If you are not into the high maintenance eyeshadow looks, well this one is for you!

30 Days of Shades: Day 15 Naked/Pure Luxe

23 Feb

30 Days of Shades: Day 14 Kat Von D

23 Feb
When I first decided that I was going to buy a Kat Von D makeup palette, I just knew I was going to buy the Ludwig. I had no idea what a pretty blue was in the Beethoven though, and as soon as I saw it, that’s the one I had to buy! (And technically, I have a lot of the more “natural” shades like Ludwig’s in other palettes)

Here are swatch samples of the Kat Von D Beethoven palette. Beautiful! It didn’t hurt that it had some great purples in there either, cause y’all know that is my favorite!
I used Speed Blue on the lid, Leather in the crease, and Tequila on my brow bone. I lined the bottom half of my eyes with a NYX glitter liner and applied some M.A.C. Reflects Pearl on the top of the speed blue, just for added shimmer.

I thought it was a fun look. Probably not something you are going to want to wear while sitting around doing homework or anything like that, but definitely something fun for a night out!

Feed Your Addiction!

21 Feb

Check out some new pigments that I found online! I am so excited about these..and they are only $1.00 each!!

Here are the shades that I bought. I wanted to swatch them so you could see what they really look like on the skin.

Chocolate blueberries, Tiger’s Eye, Heather mist, Iris, Twinkle, Promiscuous, Immortal, Froufrou, Romance, Chocolate Grapes, Chocolate Oranges, Khaki.

(It’s hard to see the Tiger’s eye shade, because it is the exact same color as my skin, only shimmery.)
Pure Luxe Cosmetics is the website you can get them from. (Click the link.) They also have larger sizes with sifters if you are wanting that. Have fun shopping!

Laura Geller Escape to the Tropics

16 Feb
Since I have been insanely busy, I haven’t been able to post on my 30 days of Shades in a couple of days. It’s a good thing I didn’t say 30 CONSECUTIVE days of shades! 🙂
I made this video a couple of days ago. I figured that I would post it and show you guys some of the new products that I am trying out!

Here are swatches of the pigments and eyeshadows from the video:

M.A.C. Reflects blackened red (over a dark base), M.A.C. Push the Edge, M.A.C. Vintage Gold.
The last four are from the Baked Eye Dreams/Sunset Horizon from Laura Geller.

Maybe I will get back on track with my posts soon. I have more videos planned, cause I have more stuff to show you guys! 🙂

Hope everybody has had a good week!