A Touch of Green

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Hello Loveliest Readers!

I am so very sorry for not posting in two weeks! It’s the end of my semester and I’ve been caught up in a project, studying, and homework. To top it all off, my laptop battery and charger have pooped out on me and I’m waiting for replacements to come in. I’m writing this up from a laptop my bf let me borrow (thanks babe!). My final is on the 23rd, so I will more than likely not be posting as much as I’d like, but I promise to get back to regular posts as soon as class is over! Thank you guys for your patience and reminders…ahem, Jeanette! LOL

I put together a look for work last Friday, and wanted a pop of green on my eyes to match with the army green sandals I was wearing. Here’s the final result:
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Products Used:
-UDPP all over the lids and along lower lashes.
-MAC Courdoroy on lids, just to the crease.
-MAC Wedge blended into the crease.
-MAC Mylar blended along brows.
-MAC Sumptuous Olive along lower lashes.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner.
-Covergirl LashBlast mascara.

How have all of you been?

Talk to you soon!

<3V

Soft Brown Smokey Eyes

Someday, I will have a shoe closet like this :).

Happy Saturday, Dolls!
I hope you’re all having an amazing weekend :). I was lucky enough to have Friday off, and have just about caught up on sleep and homework. Oh, how lovely it is to spend an entire day in pajamas! Here’s a soft smokey eye that I threw together last weekend:

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~Products Used~
Face:
Timebalm concealer.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder.
MAC Well Dressed blush.

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, the original.
MAC Wedge all over the lid, just past the crease.
MAC Embark blended into the outer corners, crease, and along lower lashes.
MAC Mylar as a brow and inner corner highlight.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner.
Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Brows:
Shaded in lightly with MAC Espresso eyeshadow.

Lips:
MAC Ample Pink Plushglass.

What are you up to this weekend?

<3V

The Sycamore Inn

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Happy Sunday Beauties!
The bf took me on a lovely date yesterday to a historic restaurant called The Sycamore Inn located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, along Route 66. We spent 3 hours there enjoying the amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere. I highly recommend visiting this place if you’re nearby, it’s beautiful, and the inside reminds me of a place that Don Draper from Mad Men would have a cocktail in after work :-).

We started off with drinks and appetizers on their porch area:
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Photobucket The Sycamore Bellini made with vodka, peach schnapps, and champagne. This was my favorite drink of the night and will be my wedding drink someday lol.

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House flat bread with creme fraiche, wood smoked bacon, gruyere, and caramelized onion. I can’t even properly express how delicious this was. I want to eat this all day, every day.

 

PhotobucketThe bf and I :-).

Then we moved into the lounge/bar area for dinner. I forgot to take a picture, but it’s dimly lit, with dark furniture, and they have Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and big band music playing. It feels really cozy and romantic.
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Green tea martini. Sooo good, but sooo strong lol.

PhotobucketWe thought the lounge looked so Mad Men-esque, that the bf ordered an Old Fashioned. If you haven’t had one before, let me tell you, it will put hair on your chest lol.

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Danny had the prime rib french dip.

 

Photobucket I had the steak burger. OMG, best burger of my life! Do you see the tiny ketchup bottle? Hilariously cute.

This was one of the best dinner dates I’ve ever had, and wouldn’t change anything about it. Thank you for taking me, BF! Xoxo!

If you would like to visit, here’s the direct link to their site: http://www.thesycamoreinn.com/

Here are some pics of the eye makeup I wore out :-):
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Products used: Original UDPP, Urban Decay Strip e/s all over lid and along lower lashes, MAC Black Tied e/s along outer corners, MAC Mylar e/s as a highlight, Ulta mineral e/s in snow as an inner corner highlight, Revlon Colorstay liquid liner, Revlon Colorstay pencil liner, and Covergirl LashBlast Mascara.

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

<3V

MAC Bronze + New Shoes

PhotobucketIsn’t it so true?

Happy Monday most beautiful readers in the world!
I found my camera cable last night (at the bf’s house lol) and I’m very happy to be back and blogging. Here’s a quick look I did last week with MAC’s bronze eye shadow:
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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-MAC Bronze e/s all over the lid, past the crease, and along lower lashes.
-MAC Mulch on the outer v, lightly blended.
-MAC Mylar along brow bone.
-Wet n Wild gel liner along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black.

And a lovely shoe haul!
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Qupid pumps from Relfection $25, American Eagle ballet flats $30, and American Eagle Pace flip flops $7 (clearance :-D).

Hope you’re all having a great Monday!

<3V

Sunny Eyes + New Urban Decay Shadows

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Hello Lovelies,
I hope you’re all having a beautiful week :-). My citrus color obsession continues and I created a look last Saturday for a night out. Check it out below:
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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
-Urban Decay e/s in Jones all over the lid about 1/2 way past the crease and along lower lashes.
-Sonia Kashuk e/s duo in Razzle Dazzle; the gold along the inner half of the crease an along inner corners, the ivory as a brow highlight.
-MAC Springsheen blush blended into the outer corners (I didn’t have a red/deep orange shadow).
-Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in black along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.
Here’s the nail polish I had on that night:
PhotobucketSunset Orange by Rimmel, about $4 at Target.

I picked up these Urban Decay shadows last week and I LOVE them! The colors are beautifully pigmented and they last all day:
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Pick up any new makeup products recently?

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Neutral Smokey EOTD

PhotobucketHad to share the shoe lust! $3,454.00. Pocket change. HA!

Happy Wednesday, Dolls!
I hope your week is coming along beautifully. Mine started off a little rocky, but I’m getting it back on track and feeling better. I’m so excited to tell you guys that I’m working on a little goodie bag for a giveaway within the next couple of weeks; it’s nothing huge, but I’m having so much fun picking stuff out for it and can’t wait to post it :-).

Here’s a quick neutral smokey eye I that I put together this weekend:
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Products Used (All shadows are by MAC):
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
-Embark e/s all over the lid just past the crease and along lower lashes.
-Wedge e/s blended into the crease.
-Honey Lust e/s lightly dusted over Embark and Wedge and along lower lashes to add some sparkle.
-Gold Mode pigment in inner corners.
-Mylar as a brow highlight.
-Revlon Colorstay liner along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on upper and lower waterlines.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

We’re almost at the weekend again!

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Berry Eyes

PhotobucketTook this picture on Saturday. I’m loving this rain!

Hello Beauties 🙂
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Mine has been pretty great for the most part; stuff at home is kind of settling down and I’m getting back to my routine. Friday night I had nachos and margaritas with the bestie at a bar called Tequila Hoppers in Montclair, California. This place has the best happy hour ever! We got a huge plate of nachos and a PITCHER of Cadillac margaritas for that we split for $10 each including tip. Now, this place is not a classy joint (the waitresses are dressed as sexy referees most of the time lol), and it’s probably not somewhere you will go to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, but the food and drinks are delish and at great prices. Their happy hour goes from 2:30-8:00pm and the entire menu and all drinks are 1/2 off. Saturday I went to a black and white party that was okay, and today I’ve been a bum in my lounge pants, a hoodie, and slippers allllll day lol.

Here’s the makeup I wore on Friday night:
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Products Used (note that all eyeshadows are from MAC):
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
-Cranberry e/s all over the lid just past the crease and along lower lashes.
-Slip Pink e/s blended along edge of Cranberry to soften the lines.
-Sketch e/s blended into the outer edge of the eyelid, smoked into the crease and along lower lashes.
-Mylar e/s as a brow highlight.
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Yeyo lightly blended along inner corners.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner.
-Stila Eye Kajal on waterlines.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Photobucket Valerie by Zoya. I love the red glitter :-D.

How did you spend your weekend?

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Urban Decay 24/7 Stash Pencil, Two Ways!

Photobucket Tacos and Tequila :-)…it was an amazing Friday lol.

Hello Lovelies,
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Mine has been awesome so far; Made tacos and margaritas with my girls on Friday night, went to a baby shower on Saturday, and spent the morning with my sister today.

I picked up Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencil in Stash a few weeks ago and didn’t get a chance to use it until this past weekend. The color is an olive green with soft gold shimmer and it goes on very smoothly on my eyelids and waterline. While thinking of ways to wear it, I remembered how many people have asked me about easing their way into using colors on their eyes that aren’t brown or black.  It’s all about baby steps! Starting off with small hints of color let you ease your way into brights and test different shades without committing your whole look to them. Here are two ways to use Stash, one for the color shy and one for those that aren’t afraid of all out color.

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PhotobucketA pic of the whole look! LOL, see how pale I am? I captured my natural skin color lol. In case you’re wondering, I’m wearing MAC’s Springsheen blush and Smile Dazzleglass.

How do you feel about bright eyeshadow?

<3V

Pink and Purple Smokey Eyes

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Hello Beauties!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely day. I’ve spent most of my Saturday cleaning and organizing my closet and shoes…a way bigger task than I thought! I am so tired, but feeling so accomplished and put together now :-).

Last night I went out with a big group of friends to celebrate my friend Dan’s birthday and had an amazing time. I was taking pictures all night only to realize that almost all of them came out blurry (I think it might have been the Tokyo Teas :/). There were lots of drinks, great music, pool, and quite a bit of Karaoke. Overall an awesome night!

I didn’t have too much time to get ready so I had to rush home from work, wash my face, and do my makeup really fast. I wore a black top, dark jeans, and black wedges so I went for a smokey purple eye to complete the look. I should have done fake lashes, but I was trying to run out the door in time lol.

**Sorry about the weird lighting, I’m getting new bulbs for my room because the light always photographs kind of yellow. Any suggestions?

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Products used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-MAC Sketch all over lid to the crease and smudged along lower lashes.
-MAC Slip Pink blended into the crease and below Sketch along lower lashes.
-E.l.f. blush in Gotta Glow as a brow highlight and in the inner corners of the eyes.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in Black along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterlines.
-Covergirl Lashblast Mascara.

Here’s one of the few good pics from last night that was taken with my friend’s phone. That’s my friend Carmen with me, check out her amazing curly hair!

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What have you been up to this weekend?

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Singing the Blues…

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Okay, I’m not really singing…no one needs to hear that. But I am in love with blue!

Hello Beauties!
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. The sun actually came through in SoCal this weekend and the temperatures were perfect; I think the “winter” we have here will be over pretty soon :-). I can’t wait for spring and summer!
Here’s an eye look that I wore to an evening wedding on Friday:

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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-Revlon matte eyeshadow in Riviera Blue all over the lid just past the crease and smudged along lower lashes.
-MAC Wedge blended into the crease to smooth the edge of the blue.
-MAC Mylar along the brow bone.
-MAC Dazzlelight along inner corners.
-Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast in Black.

Here are two nail colors I wore this weekend:

Photobucket Essie’s Not Just a Pretty Face.

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How have your weekends gone? I’m waiting for football to be over so the bf and I can run errands and watch a movie lol…he’s been oblivious to me since this morning; it’s been kinda nice, I’ve actually gotten a lot done! Have a good Sunday night girls, we start the week again tomorrow!

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