18 October 2014

Look Dump

I took some photos of my makeup over the past weekend, and I'm deciding to just post them all together. I mostly used Naked 2 and 3 and Bh Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette. If anyone wants details on what I did, I can post that after! 

Look 1

 Look 2

Look 3

15 October 2014

Retail Therapy

I have been so grumpy lately. After school today, I made some dinner and baked some banana bread before taking off to do a little bit of retail therapy. I had one thing in mind at least: a new blow dryer. I've had a little Conair hunk of junk for a few years and probably lost my diffuser attachment after the first use! It was time for something new. I may or may not have ended up with a couple other things.. 

Adama Facemask, Rose Clay for Dry Skin - smells good. I love a good face mask! I'm excited to have a night to pamper myself with this.

Blending Sponge - I've heard the Beauty Blender fuss. I want to give the knock-off a try first, because I'm new to this egg sponge thing.

OPI polishes in Sprung (Mariah Carey, 2013) and What Wizardry Is This? (Wizard of Oz, 2013). I actually put Sprung (left) on immediately, and it's the perfect fall colour. It's hard to capture the colour, it seems very orange and copper in the light sometimes!

NYX HD Primer - I actually wasn't going to buy this one. I had the Revlon Photoready Perfecting primer in my hand because it was on sale for $13, but the spot where the HD primer was said it was $11. I was like, "oh! It has more in it, and it's cheaper, AND I love NYX products." But it was in the wrong spot because I paid $18 for it. Oh, well.

NYX single eyeshadows in Rust, White Pearl, and White (matte, kind of chalky, but not so bad). They were 50% off in Target! Check it out, friends. I still might go and get some more. I saw the Sonia Kashuk 50th anniversary brush set on clearance, too, but stupidly didn't think about grabbing it. So yeah, definitely going back to Target tomorrow.

From left to right: Rust, White Pearl, White

Color Oops - oh yeah. I'm getting tired of my red hair already. I used it, gave myself a tiny lift. It's a bit orange, but I'm happy enough with the results.

Revlon Laser Brillance hair dryer - the thing I set out to buy in the first place! I used it tonight after I did my hair, and I'm happy with it. I would have liked to save up for a GHD or something, maybe wait until Christmastime, but this is nice.

Cosmetics and beauty supplies are my go-to things to buy when I want something new. Not shoes or clothes or anything else. Just things to make me pretty. How about you?

13 October 2014

Is there even room in the world for another beauty blogger?

I ask myself this question a lot, quite selfishly. To be honest, I haven't put in the work. I am not dedicated to this blog. I don't have the ambition for this that some people do, and those are the people who have the following that I desire. They work hard. I have not earned my place in the beauty blogging world because I've only posted a maximum of 5 times in the last year. I don't expect to sit idly by and get rich and famous; of course not. But I'm still quite jealous.

It seems like a dream job. I love writing, I love cosmetics. I love photography. I'm good at all of these things. I would love to write reviews day in and day out, take pictures, and talk to people about products. The terrible, awful, no good person in me also thinks it's a lazy job. I start to resent people for having the things I wish I had. When I get myself in a particularly bad mood, I look at my favourite beauty bloggers and go, "what makes them so special? Why do they get all this free stuff? Why do they get to travel the world? Why do they get their own line of products with their name on it? Why can't I have the same things?" I'm a good writer. I have a good personality, too. I just lack commitment. I procrastinate a lot.

I wonder where I would be if I had stuck with this blog over the past 4 years.

I've fallen into a dark place lately. I feel really useless because I wonder if all of the creative things I could be doing with my time and energy are "gone." What's the point of being just another beauty blogger? There are already people miles of steps, of years, ahead of me. I'm not going to be able to offer anything new or better. There was a time when I started and perhaps even before that where there was a skeleton of a basic formula to follow, to get ideas, and then a couple dozen people got famous for their blogs. What's the point starting out when you're already behind?

And I know this isn't the attitude that gets a person views. This isn't the attitude that motivates. It's all about perspective, and hard work, and trying something, anything, to get where I want to be. I have that head knowledge, but I'm just so tired. I can't help but compare myself to everyone, even if I'm not on the same plane or level to even consider comparisons just yet. It's such a flaw.

I don't even feel like I can consider myself a creative person anymore. I don't deserve the title.

I'm going to try this again.

05 October 2014

look of the day

I have been blogging more on my personal blog than this one - oops! I know that every time I get back here, I make empty promises to myself and whoever the heck reads this that I will post more. I honestly want to, I have so many new things I want to blog about! I just got a big order of things from BH and NYX.

I thought I looked pretty nice today, so I had my mom (!!!) snap a quick photo outside. 



♥ Annabelle Multi-Action BB Cream in Light/Medium
♥ BH Gorgeous Blush Palette (second row, bottom shade!)

♥ L'oreal Super Liner Brow Artist in Blonde (the fix and finish wax side!)
♥ Anastasia Brow Whiz in Soft Brown 

♥ NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium 

♥ NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt 
♥ ELF Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black 
♥ Sephora Full Action mascara 
♥ Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Fibres mascara in Black 

♥ Cherry Culture lip balm (I have almost all the flavours, they're awesome!)
♥ NYX lipstick in Tea Rose (looks a lot more pink in photo than it really is)

26 June 2014

Burning Heart look

Hi! I feel like I bring this up every time, but long time, no blog.

The other day I was inspired to recreate a lovely face: Ellie Goulding in her new video for Burning Heart. It's an everyday look that I found was easy to create with only a few products. You're pretty much set if you own UD's Naked 3 palette! I only used colours from there, and one from Naked 2, but it's not going to make or break things.

I didn't bother with falsies and my liner wing is a bit long, but I think it turned out pretty good!
The products I used:
☆ primer - rimmel fix and perfect
☆ liquid foundation - avon ideal flawless in "light ivory"
☆ powder - avon smooth minerals in "porcelain" 

☆ blush - stila "precious pink" (but only very light! almost non-existent)
☆ brows - nyx brow kit in for blondes, nyx eyebrow marker in "medium"
☆ eyes - naked 3 palette (strange, limit, nooner), naked 2 (tease)
               wet n' wild liner in "dark brown"
               l'oreal voluminous & sephora full action mascaras (layered!)
☆ lips - MAC "creme cup" (a bit too pink) followed by nyx soft matte lip cream in stockholm, then blotted a bit of my porcelain powder because it was too dark/bright still! but it ended up being a good combination

And as you can all see, I am happy with how I do my brows now! This is how I do them every day. I was hesitant to do something "dark" and big, but I love them. I usually post about how I have no clue how to handle them, but until I try something else, here's my usual face!

I want to try and do this more.. where else do you guys get inspired to copy certain looks? Just films and videos, or anywhere else?