Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm a Street walking cheetah with a heart full of Napalm

I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb

What a strange Sunday off. I was up at 10 and made the 11:45 matinee to see shutter island (good movie). It's just hyper bizarre me being up and around that early on a day off unless I have an appointment or some such nonsense.

Products Used:
MUFE Mat Velvet in 30
Mac Mineralize Blush in Grand Duo
Origins Multigrain in Light Medium to set

From the AIW Palette Drink Me Eat Me (Sin)on lid, Mad Hatter (Twice Baked)in crease, Midnight Tea Party (Midnight Cowboy Rides Again)above crease and White Rabbit (Polyester Bride) for a highlight
Clinique Cocoa shimmer for upper lid and EL LE Bronze Goddess on lower waterline
EL Projectionist Mascara

Lips: Clinique in Blushing Nude

What a lame look, I'm almost ashamed to post it. Almost.

I'm trying to teach Cooper to dance. He is not interested unless it is the hustle.

The camera loves fawkes almost as much as fawkes loves the camera...

Maybe tomorrow will bring a better face!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

When routine bites hard, and ambitions are low

I wanted to do something that would convey how I feel about the upcoming year and my emotions that go with it. I feel I've been letting the grass grow beneath my feet. Letting routine bite hard. I'm ready to change it up. I've decided to do more volunteer work and focus on my art, photography, fibercraft and possible musical collaboration with my husband. I passed up more hours at work and am glad that I am able to do so. This comes in addition to my new re-commitment to a solid exercise routine, reading a book a week minimum and my current volunteer work with the Master Gardeners and of course work (both employment and house). My goal is to make the world a more beautiful, peaceful and educated place. So I feel absolutely electric after this epiphany!!!

Coming at ya like a pocketfull of loose change!

I'm preparing to eat your face little dog!!

Products Used:
MUFE Mat Velvet in 30
Smashbox Blush in Dolce Vita
Origins Multigrain in Light Medium to set

Mac Pigment in Fuschia
Fyrinnae in 1.22 Gigawatts
EL shadow in Nautical Matte (Crease)
Smashbox Liner Creme (don't care for this, I find it too waxy BUT I feel obligated to use it)
EL Projectionist Mascara

Lips: Lancome Lip Gloss in Iridescent

My new performance art gig as a human blow up doll.

Coolest Tea Infuser Ever

Being an avid tea drinker a infuser is a must have. My inginuiTea from Adagio Teas is absolute aces. I have however found something I love due to sheer overwhelming moxie.

Ah Yes, the yellow tea submarine. TeaSub, you shall be mine. I will brew a tasty earl grey within your yellow hull.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

She talks in stereo

The sunshine had me thinking of Monet's water lilies so I decided to try my hand at a water color inspired.

Products Used:
MUFE Mat Velvet in 30
Nars Blush in Deep Throat
Origins Multigrain in Light Medium to set

Cargo Tahiti Palette
Lancome Laque Liner
EL Sumptuous Mascara

Lips: Estee Lauder Starlet Rose Lip Sheen

I really like this cargo palette and at 1/2 off it was a steal. Really nicely pigmented and buttery. they are a bit soft but with a good brush it's not too much of a problem. I prefer that to chalkiness any day of the week.

Let me know if there are any questions!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wake me up before you go go!

I knew my makeup would be a mess when I got home after spinning so I decided to take it before I walked out the door.

Here we have a fab robe!


Ok I'm so glad my huge melon decided to cover up the dead rosemary in my window that I could not seem to root for some reason. I really need to get that in the compost bin...

Products Used:
MUFE Mat Velvet in 30 (Love this beyond words, possibly HG)
Lancome Blush in Shimmer Mocha Havana
Origins Multigrain in Light Medium to set

Lancome Sun Sea Sand Palette
Lancome Laque Liner

Lips:Estee Lauder Tiramsu

I'm trying to get my photo editing sorted so that these wont be so blurry, please bear with me.

I never use a primer on my face. I use a serum (sometimes), moisturizer and a decent PPD sunblock. I can't help but think if I add primer to the equation that you may well be able to take a cross section of my face much as you would count the rings on a mature oak.

I can't stress how important a photostable sunblock is if you want your skin to stay youthful. I don't leave the house without it. I currently use Lancome with Mexoryl. It is a good PPD but a little pasty for me. When I run out i will be switching to Shiseido Lotion. It has a lower PPD but gets rave reviews and many say it eliminates the need for a primer. I'm game.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

You're a prima ballerina on spring afternoon

Happy Valentines day!!

I did a cut crease today. I love them and Valentine's day is all about amour, non?

Today's FOTD is a bit tired. I didn't have time to take pics until later in the day. I'm creasing up a bit so hence no closed eye pics...

Products Used:
Revlon Photoready in Shell
Clinique Blush in Smoldering Plum
Origins Multigrain in Light Medium to set

UD AIW (Yeah, I know I'm on a tear on this one)- Absolem (Homegrown) on lid, Cut Crease with Mad Hatter (Twice Baked) and Sheered out the crease with Mushroom
Lancome Laque Liner
EL Projectionist mascara in black
UD 24/7 e/l in Zero in Waterline and Flipside under eye

Clinique Blushing Nude

I choose my pictures based on if they make me laugh, obviously not on if they make me look cool

Eye close up:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'll call you 'jaguar,' if I may be so bold...

Quick and dirty and out the door.

The snow is melting. The streets, full of slush.

“Kiss and make up--but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss.” - Mae West

Friday, February 12, 2010

Palace of the Brine

In a place they say is dead
in the lake that's like an ocean
I count about a billion head...

Today brings another snowy lazy day. What better to do than ham it up with a dog that looks like sausage.

Today's eyes are from the Fascinating Ruby: Smokey palette. Lauder projectionist Mascara. No lips, its my lazy day.

Today's dog is from the dachshund collection

The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something.
Gene Simmons