Unless otherwise stated, all products are purchased by myself for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

40's/50's Look!

So, one thing you should know about me is that I love to go thrift shopping. I'd rather hit up a Goodwill or Salvation Army than a Macy's or Nordstrom's. :) There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting pre-loved clothes! The following outfit is 100% thrifted, which means I spent less than $10 on it!

Navy blue high-waisted shorts, a button blouse tied neatly, and a string of pearls make for a very vintage look!

Here is a close up of my hair - my take on Victory Rolls, I call them Victory Twists! - and curled bangs. So chic!

Keep an eye on upcoming posts, I've got some interesting books and magazines from the 40's that I got at an old bookstore. I want to get some scans so I can share, they're pretty neat!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

'Tis but a flesh wound!

Hi! I just wanted to say that I'm not dead (yet), and I'm going to have some rad updates coming up soon. I hope you enjoy the new look of the site, I've decided to make this a vintage fashion blog in addition to the the makeup aspect. Hopefully I'll be able to showcase both! :)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Contests Galore!

If you win this contest, you really will have Make Up For Ever! Win over $400 worth of products!

Beauty Crazed is having an awesome giveaway of Make Up Forever products over on their site, so click the link above to go check it out!

Also, Phyrra is having a great Venomous Cosmetics giveaway, go check it out!

Phyrra's Giveaway

Saturday, January 15, 2011


LOTD done with all the the Kawaii shadows from Shiro Cosmetics! :) 

Inside, no flash:

 Natural lighting:

Awkward face! haha

Products Used:

1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
2. Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxie
3. All 5 Shadows from Shiro Cosmetics Kawaii collection
4. Smashbox Jet Set eyeliner in Black
5. Hard Candy 1000 Lashes primer
6. Covergirl mascara
7. Anastasia Brow powder in blonde
8. Hello Kitty by Sephora Charmmy Kohl eyeliner in Happy Cloud on bottom water line

1. Hard Candy face primer
2. Philosophy's The Supernatural powder foundation
3. Nars blush in Orgasm
4. Mary Kay concealer pen

Hard Candy gloss in pink (sorry the name rubbed off!)

Hello Kitty Swatches

Here are the Hello Kitty reviews I promised in my last entry. :) 
Nail polish shown is Sephora by OPI's "Go With the Flow-er".

Inside, flash:

 Natural light:

I probably could have done another coat of color, but I wanted to get to putting on the stickers! I've got her bow on my index finger on my right hand as shown, and on my left hand thumb I've got a Hello Kitty face. They went on easily and seem to be staying, although I did put a top coat on as well. 

The liners:

Inside, flash:
Left to right:
Goodnight Dreams, Grape Juice, Chocolate Milk, Happy Cloud, Blueberry, Bicycle and Blue Sky.

Natural light.

I am very excited to use these in upcoming looks. The black liner looks a lot like MAC's Feline (which I also have) and I want to see how it compares staying wise. I had a lot of trouble keeping Feline from moving on me. I hope this one does better. :) I would also like to point out how much I love Happy Cloud and look forward to using it as a lower water line color. I hope someone eventually also compares these to the Urban Decay set that has recently been released (I am not paying $92 for eyeliners I probably wont use). 

Keep an eye out for a black liner review, including the color from this set and some others. I want to see how they compete against each other! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

New reviews!

Hey all!

I hope to have a review of a couple of the new Hello Kitty items Sephora has, up soon. A friend gave me the Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner Kit and the Nail Art Stickers. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Medusa's Kitten

Here it is! My first "lotd" or Look of the Day if you will. :) I had a lot of fun with this one, mostly because I got to try a lot of new products with it! I got a lovely Sephora gift card for Christmas, and I finally used it. I picked up the stuff I ordered from UPS yesterday, and got to try the new things today. I also used a few things I had already, of course. :) 

The overall look - very neutral and work-appropriate.

This shows the shimmer the best, as does the next one.

I am still perfecting my eyeliner techniques. 

Products used:

Eyes - 
1. Kat Von D High Voltage Eyeshadow Primer
2. Stila Smudgepot in Kitten
3. Medusa's makeup e/s in Vanilla Latte
4. Smashbox liquid liner pen in black
5. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara

1. Hard Candy face primer
2. Philosophy's The Supernatural powder foundation
3. Smashbox Softlights in Prism

1. Kat Von D Lightning Sheer lip gloss in Rocker

This was my first time using both of the Kat Von D items, the smudgepot and the mascara. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with all of them! My new favorite is probably the smudgepot though, because it gives off a very nice subtle shimmer and I really enjoy that. Let me know what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome!

Edited to add: On day two of using the Kat Von D primer, I did a cute look with Shiro Cosmetics' Kawaii shadows. After I got home from work, my boyfriend asked me, while motioning to my eyes, if that was what I mean by creases. Much to my dismay, I noted that the shadows had creased horribly. Perhaps it is just that the two products should not be used together, or something, but I will note that I didn't have this problem when I used the shadows with my Urban Decay Primer Potion.

In other news, I recently tried the Tarina Tarantino "Mini Gem Glossette" lip gloss kit. 

I really wanted the shade "Ruby Headphones" because when I swatched it on my hand, it showed a nice, shimmery red that I thought would look great on me! And it did! All of them were pretty great colors! However, I couldn't get past the smell and the grittiness of the actual gloss. It smelled very much like a cheap dollar stop lip gloss full of chemicals and I couldn't use it because of that alone. I may have been able to work past the grittiness, but not that stench. I had to return it, which broke my heart. I really wanted to like them! :(