Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Roundup: April Series Challenge

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Thank you for all the feedback/comments that I receive for these looks in my April Challenge!! I love how these looks came out, and I really hope you all enjoyed seeing them. Anyway, let's get right into the monthly recap! 

Review: Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over! Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

Get beauty in an instant with the Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer~

Monday, April 28, 2014

World of Warcraft Series: Alexstrasza

"Life is my Aspect, Dark One, and I, like all mothers, know both the pain and wonders that entails!"

Alexstrasza, the Life-Binder and Dragonqueen, is an "immense dragon...colored a deep, rich red that seems to shimmer and dance before your eyes" (source). For this look, I wanted to use red, purple, and gold as the main colors.

Not my image. Source.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

World of Warcraft Series: Nozdormu

"Time is a tangled web. Try not to dwell on all the loose ends."

Here is another WoW inspired look for all of you, and another one inspired by the Dragon Aspects. This one is inspired by Nozdormu, The Timeless One. He is a "bronze dragon, with scales of a metallic golden-brown color, and can arrange sand to conform to his body, cementing into one definite form" (source). I used the artwork below for inspiration, using neutral colors (golds and browns) as well as a bright pop of blue. I am still super obsessed with using glitter so I threw some gold glitter into this as well! I hope you enjoy this tutorial :)


Friday, April 18, 2014

EOTD: Summer Seashell

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I was in a rush to take a photo of my eye look today and so I completely forgot to take a full-face photo! I went to my friend's soloist concert (and if you read this, you did an amazing job Alma!) and I wanted to a do a fun eye look. I used a whole bunch of eyeshadows for this look, but I love the end result!

                                                                                      Products Used                                                                              
- Maybelline 'Sunwashed Sky' Color Tattoo (lid base)
- Shiro Cosmetics 'Mother of Dragons' eyeshadow (lid)
- Shiro Cosmetics 'Little Bird' eyeshadow (crease)
- Victorian Disco Cosmetics 'Evenstar' eyeshadow (inner corner) 
- Shiro Cosmetics 'Here I Stand' eyeshadow (lower lash line mixed with a bit of 'Mother of Dragons')
- Prestige Total Intensity black pencil eyeliner
- Kat Von D Tattoo liquid liner
L'oreal Voluminous mascara

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Swatches: Maybelline Summer 2014 Color Tattoos

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I haven't been the best blogger lately and I apologize for that. I have been really busy with a new job, and I am having much less time for blogging, sadly. But I always have time to post really exciting stuff! One of those things in new Color Tattoos! You should all know by now that I am sort of obsessed with these and I must catch 'em all! I actually do have all the shades released in the U.S...hehe. Well, anyway, I just wanted to pop in and swatch these two quickly for all of you who are just as obsessed with these as I am! And if you are curious, I bought these at Rite Aid. They are limited edition, FYI. So snatch 'em up quick!

I will have comparison swatches with other previous Color Tattoo shades tomorrow :D

Sunday, April 13, 2014

World of Warcraft Series: Deathwing

"And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings..."

I am quite excited to show you my Deathwing inspired look! Deathwing is one of the Dragon Aspects from World of Warcraft, the MMORPG game. Deathwing the Destroyer is described as a "massive monstrosity before you rises up like a black, crag-covered mountain of scales and hide. The head is a spade-like terror spiked with cruel red eyes that shine with a frightening malevolence. Rivulets of lava and magma are visible beneath the great wyrm’s scorched scales" (source). I wanted to use black, red, and orange for this look and I am pretty happy with the result! I hope you all like it as well!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FOTD: Pastel Goth (Ft. Lime Crime)

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I was so excited when the new Lime Crime velvetines were released because there was a black shade! I bought it immediately because I just had to have a pigmented matte black lip color. I have wanted to wear it since I got it, but I have been too busy at work (and I can't really wear black lipstick to work!), but I finally had time to wear it today! I wanted to do something colorful for spring, but also include the black velvetine so I paired the black lips with pink eyeshadow! I actually really love the combination. What do you guys think? I'm still getting used to the texture of this velvetine, but overall it is the best thing to happen to people who love black lipstick!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pressed Palettes!

Greetings from the Dark Side!

So I have recently been absolutely obsessed with pressing loose shadows. I bought one empty palette on eBay not too long ago to try out pressing and I have been hooked ever since! I just want to share the three palettes I have pressed so far! You can check out my pressing tutorial HERE.

This is the first palette I pressed. I pressed all 10 of the Shiro Cosmetics The Notebook Collection and added MAC 'Melon' pigment and Victorian Disco Cosmetics 'You're a Wizard, Harry!' eyeshadow to complete the 12 slots in the palette. They all pressed rather well~

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FOTD: Mephisto

Even though it is already spring, the weather has been really dreary in my town. It has been raining and really cloudy! I can't get into spring makeup just yet, so I've been sticking to slightly darker makeup lately. I decided to break out my Fyrinnae eyeshadow called 'Mephisto', a stunningly complicated eyeshadow. I love this eyeshadow so much but it is really difficult to wear. Here I used it alone on my lid and my lower lash line and paired it with a daker lip color.

Mephisto is such a weird eyeshadow right?! It is red, gold, blue/purple, and a bit coppery too! I am still trying to find out the best way to use this eyeshadow and this is only one of many ways you could use it! I really do enjoy using my Fyrinnae eyeshadows :D