Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: Brija Cosmetics Sherlock Collection

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You should all be used to seeing indie brands on my blog by now, and you should all know how much I love indie brands over drugstore/department store makeup brands. Indie brands are usually vegan/cruelty free  which is great for all of you who are vegan and/or prefer to buy cruelty-free makeup. They are also more creative with the inspirations for their makeup collections, which is the main reason why I just love indie makeup!

Brija Cosmetics is a relatively new brand to me, although I was already familiar with the owner. Brianna, the owner, makes Youtube videos as iluvjesse444 which I had watched prior to hearing about her makeup company. It is really interesting to see the owner of a makeup company make videos about other indie makeup! Anyway, I digress. Brinna gave me the opportunity to try some of her products some time ago and I've been using the products since then. The first set of products I tried was the Sherlock collection. I am pretty sure this was inspired by the BBC show called Sherlock, I mean look at the two photos below! The Sherlock and Watson from the labels have the same exact hair as the actors. The proof is in the hair my friends xD

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Disney Series: Elsa (Frozen)

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Disney's Frozen is about to be released so here is my insanely late Elsa inspired makeup! Out of the two main female roles from this film, Elsa is by far my favorite. She isn't a villain, but not quite the "good guy" of this film either. I like the idea of having a Disney character with an uncontrollable power, it is quite reminiscent of many anime characters I have encountered. Also, her snowflake-themed dress is insanely cute! I will have to watch the film and see how I feel about Elsa then! 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

FOTD: Satisfied Grin (Ft. Brija Cosmetics)

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I have been a terrible blogger lately D: I'm so sorry about that.  I have been either too busy or too lazy to blog much, but I'm trying to change that! Well, I have to start somewhere so how about today's makeup look? I've been quite lazy with what I wear lately so I'm sticking to simple and easy ways to do my makeup. I've especially been loving purples, reds, and burgundies so that is what inspired my makeup today. I used a few items that were sent to me from Brija Cosmetics too :D

This is literally the most easiest makeup ever. I blended out one purple/burgundy eyeshadow on my lid and lower lash line. I threw on some mascara and BAM! Eye look completed!
I conditioned my lips with the Brija Comsetics Lip Juice in 'Satisfied Grin', a sheer purple shade. This looks great on its own, but it also works as an awesome moisturizing base to a darker color. I added this dark lip color from NYC to make a slightly more gothic look. I didn't even use any lip liner (which maybe I should have).

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mercenary Katarina (LoL) Cosplay Part 4: Pauldron

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If you are new to my Mercenary Katarina Cosplay series check out the other posts first:

Hey guys! If you read my first three posts of this series you might have realized that I never finished posting my Work In Progress for this costume. This is because I rushed to finish this costume and I overlooked a lot of things. I was not 100% happy with the result and I have been meaning to fix the costume. I am not planning on attending any anime conventions any time soon, so I have been procrastinating. I though that writing these posts would help me to get my costume finished.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Disney Series: Anna (Frozen)

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Who's excited to see the new Disney movie Frozen? I am very excited because I am loving the character of Elsa so far. Anna is the main protagonist and the sort of determined and daring one of the two sisters, whoever she looks a whole lot like Rapunzel (as many other people have pointed out). I was not very inspired by Anna's look so I had to work extra hard to come up with something. I wanted to use the colors of her outfit while still trying to make the eyeshadows look girly. So here is my attempt at a Anna inspired look! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rescue Beauty Lounge 'Fire Queen'

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You should all know by now that I have a huge obsession with Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes. I own a lot of them, many of which were gifted to me by my dad. The most recent collection is the Fan 2.0 Collection, a collection of polishes inspired by Rescue Beauty Lounge fans. I purchased most of the collection as a birthday present to myself, it was the only way I could justify the purchase xD. The first of the polishes I am trying out is the shade called 'Fire Queen', inspired by the so-called jadeite glass.

Fire Queen is a pale, jelly jade. One coat is very sheer, but the color builds up very nicely; I used three coats to achieve a good opacity. The result is a very muted and delicate jade color. I am loving this so very much! I have so many pale greens/mints, but there is something so sophisticated about this color. I can't really pinpoint what it is about this that sets it apart from other mints I own. I think it might be the fact that it is a jelly formula and that it is pale and vivid at the same time. It is a very pricey nail polish, but it splashes all my other pale greens out of the water!

More RBL swatches coming soon ^_~

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Series Challenge: Disney's Frozen

*Every person can do one look per week based on that week's inspiration. Example, you can turn in a Anna inspired look anytime from 11/11-11/16. Of course you can always create the looks before that and just send the look to me during that week.

*Share your weekly look  by the end of each week on my Facebook Page, my Twitter, and/or by email ( You can do eye makeup, full-face makeup, or nails!

                                                                 Inspiration Pictures                                                                
*These are not my photos. You can use the photos I will be using for inspiration or you can use a different photo of the same character if you wish.

Week 1: Anna

Week 2:Elsa

                                                                   Contest Giveaway Prize                                                       
At the end of the month, all of you who have participated in the challenge will have a chance to win this: a $20-40 electronic gift card to any store of your choice!

*Share your looks  by the end of each week on my Facebook Page, my Twitter, and/or by email ( You can do eye makeup, full-face makeup, or nails!

Let's celebrate another Disney classic!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FOTD: Bold Lips at the Workplace

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Here's another workplace FOTD (hint: I've been working a lot lately!). Most jobs require you to have very conservative attire and makeup, but I noticed that many women in my workplace tend to wear very bold lip colors. However, if they do wear bold lip colors, they will always wear very muted eye makeup. I have worn bold lip colors like this in the past: very bold lips and very subtle eyes/cheeks. I decided to try this at work today and it worked very well, particularly because I wear glasses at work. I used Wet n Wild Fergie 'Ferguson Crest Cabernet' lipstick with only mascara on my eyes.

                                                                         Products Used                                                                 
-Wet n Wild MegaPlump mascara
-DreamWorld Hermetica Foundation 'Tiamet III C' Mineral Foundation
-Wet n Wild MegaGlow 'Catwalk Pink'
-Wet n Wild Fergie 'Ferguson Crest Cabernet' lipstick

For all of you who have conservative jobs, would you wear this to work? Or is it too much? On another note, this Wet n Wild shade is perfect for Fall/Winter!

Monday, November 4, 2013

FOTD: Wearable Purples (Ft. Brija Cosmetics)

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Today I have a very wearable look using some purple Sherlock inspired colors from Brija Cosmetics. I recently got a new job and I have to wear very conservative makeup, and I'm looking for ways to make bright colors be wearable. Purple shades can be very dramatic, but you can also wear them and have them be extremely wearable. I used all three products from the Brija Comsetics Sherlock collection.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Roundup and Giveaway Winner: October Series Challenge

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I want to thank those of you participated in the October Series Challenge~ And a HUGE thank you to all of you who have left lovely comments on my weekly looks! Well here is this month's roundup~ Enjoy :D