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I'm a 20-something, culinary school graduate who so happens to also be addicted to makeup!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Double Dose!!

I don't wanna do a bunch of talking but I really feel like sharing the two make-up looks I've done so far this week. So without further delay...


*Brun, MAC
*Retro Speck, MAC
*24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero, Urban Decay
*Smoky Cream Liner in Must Have, Sephora
*Faux Lashes in Diva, POP Beauty
*LashBlast Fusion in Very Black, CoverGirl

*Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm in Guava, Smashbox

*CG Smoothers Aqua Tinted Moisture in Medium to Dark, CoverGirl
*High Beam, Benefit Cosmetics
*Harmony Trio Bronzer in Bronze, Sephora
*Colorful Blush in Golden Spice & Rose Petal, Sephora


*Neutral colors from the Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set, Flirt!
*Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black, Sephora
*Smoky Cream Liner in Must Have, Sephora
*ModLash #108 in Black, Andrea
*LashBlast Length in Very Black, CoverGirl

*Super Glossy Lip Gloss in Mango Madness, ELF

*CG Smoothers Aqua Tinted Moisture in Medium to Deep, CoverGirl
*High Beam, Benefit Cosmetics
*Harmony Trio Bronzer in Bronze, Sephora
*Powder Blush in Style, MAC

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Ask anybody that knows me about my feelings towards SEPHORA inside JCPenney and they will tell you that I hate it! I only go in there for emergency essentials and by emergency I mean "My black liquid eyeliner died a week and a half ago and I forgot until now (since I'm going out tonite) that I need a replacement and have exactly one hour to get ready!!!" (<--- emergency). A similar reason is what brought about a recent trip. Because I love the SEPHORA BRAND Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Bewitch Me (metallic deep violet), when my liquid liner died I went to get it in Must Have (matte black).

I grabbed the liner and made my way towards the SALE wall for some quick disappointment before heading home and that's when I saw it!

Originally $24 (steal!), on sale for $15!!!

This kit was made especially for their JCPenney mini stores and includes 6 items, 4 of which are FULL SIZED!!!!!

(Clockwise from top) Mini Mono Eyeshadow #23 (Aspen)
Ultra Shine Lip Gloss #15 (Cute Pink, reg. price: $14)
Atomic Volume Mascara (color not specified, reg. price: $15)
Waterproof Flashy Liner #01 (Smokey Black, reg. price: $8)
Mono Eyeshadow #03 (Catherine, reg. price: $12)
Mini Waterproof Makeup Remover

(L-R) Lipgloss #15, Flashy Liner #01, Eyeshadow #03 & #23 


I love SEPHORA's eyeshadows so it's no surprise that I'm pleased with the two that I got...soft, pigmented and fall-out free. They both are shimmer shadows with silver undertones. Nice!!

The lipgloss is described on the website as "opalescent light salmon" but I disagree. It's exactly what the name says: Cute Pink...almost like a rose pink with a little shimmer, kinda sheer and really pretty. Definitely don't wanna cake this on though.

I'm gonna save the mascara for last... MOVING ON:

The eyeliner is mediocre. I like how soft it is and how easily it glides on, no tugging or pulling. The two things I don't like about it are: 1.) The color! This collection of liners offers 2 different blacks and I would've preferred the other one (#10 Deep Black). I like dramatic eyes and really like for my black liner to pop. There is no pop-ping action with this soft black (borderline grey) liner. Maybe my granny would like this... 2.) It could be because of the color but it doesn't really show up on my waterline! It glides right over it leaving minimal color behind. Maybe I'm just used to my UD 24/7 in Zero, idk...

Now back to the mascara...HATE IT!!! Ok, so maybe hate is too strong of a word...let me explain: It's the brush. Although I really like the fact that the brush is super flexible, the rubber bristles (AKA nubs) are short and spaced way too far apart so (almost) no matter what you do, you end up with about 5 uni-lash triangles protruding from your eyelids! I even tried rolling the brush on a paper towel to remove the excess...no luck! I have a few more tricks to try but something tells me that the only solution is going to be a brush swap...

Overall, I like this kit and love the fact that you get 4 full sized items for the price of the mascara alone! Even though I don't completely love every item, they WILL get used! #PleaseBelieve 

No bells and whistles, just the 5 tems from the box...not bad, huh?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Last Night...

So my PIC Muffin (real name: Danae), better known in the blogging world as Le Thrifty Madre, had a birthday this past Tuesday and she turned the BIG 2-1!!! WHOO WHOO!!! To celebrate we got all dolled up and went to Brick's of Northville (AKA my job) and had a BALL!!! Rum & Cokes, dancing, food and cake, dancing, Ciroc & Cranberry, and MORE dancing!!! Alright, enough with this boring crap...ON TO THE PICS!!!

Me with a CRAZY cat eye...

Look at how cute she is!

Introducing: Brandy, server and friend!

Muffin's birthday dessert that I snuck in the kitchen and made especially for her! *heart*

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Random Find at "The Spot"...

Due to my profession, I cannot wear nail polish on my fingernails. On the rare (ok not so rare because I secretly hate wearing shoes) occasion that I have my toes out, I try to keep them done. Problem is my feet sweat (gross, I know...get over it!) which makes most polishes chip within hours (no matter what base or top coat I use)! Over the years I have noticed a few brands/formulas that have real staying power and my favoritest favorite of the favorites is Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color!! Added Bonus: THEY'RE CHEAP!!!!!  Anywho, while strolling through Target (AKA The Spot) with Mujer the other day I stumbled upon an end-cap that had a bunch of different Xtreme Wear polishes on clearance for...(random super hero theme: dunt-dun-a-nuuun)...$1.77!!!!!! I felt like a kid in a candy store! I wanted them all!! BUT because I'm trying to save money, I narrowed it down to 2 and I must say, I'm very pleased with the two I bought!

Meet: Time to Shine and Midnight Sky!

Sorry about the flash lines but I promise they are beautiful! For demonstration purposes only, I painted a few nails for you to see what they look like on. 2 coats each, no base, no topper but look how pretty!

Ok, now I'm excited for Fall!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Adventure

I...LOVE...FASHION!!!!! But the desire to look good consumes SOOO much money! Sure, I consider myself to be a pretty savvy shopper (Clearance's rack is my bestfriend) but sometimes that's not enough...so a few weeks ago I made the decision to try thrifting!

Yesterday was my first venture into Value World. It was a little scary at first (just being honest) but after a while it became almost like a scavenger hunt...I was bound and determined to find at least one good thing! And then it happened...

My first find was a t-shirt. It has some fading for a slight vintage look. I want to try distressing and cutting it up a little to see how "edgy" I can make it (pics to come). Next I found this vest and I am TOO geeked about it!!!

This, my friends, is a vest made by a little company named LUX...(cheese!). If you shop at Urban Outfitters, then you are well familiar with this brand. Something like this would normally retail for about $50 and I snagged it for: (drumroll, please...) $3.60!!! The metal adjuster in the back is missing but SO WHAT!?!? LOL!! Lastly, I found these cute little kitten heels and I have big dreams for these...

RAMPAGE and only $3.20!! Two small blemishes but hardly noticeable. I'm thinking something floral... :) 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tres Anniversaries

My grandparents (I call them Pun'kin and San Fran) just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past 4th of July (#dope) and that is definitely something to celebrate!!! Anywho, every year I make them something special. Here are the last 3 that I took pics of:

White on White w/Fresh Berries, 2008

Fresh Berry Tart, 2009

Yellow w/Buttercream, 2011

My mom and I worked really hard to throw them an anniversary party this year. I kinda did this last minute but I think it turned out pretty alright. :) I free-handed all those flowers and leaves to match the decorations we had! #skills


So Mujer (that's what I call my mom) insisted that every person helping wore white bottoms and a bright top BUT...me being the rebel that I am, I refused and I think I looked pretty f'in fabulous! LOL!

Mujer, Pun'kin & Oatmeal

At the end of the day, she LOVED it and that's all that matters! <3


I am definitely the FNG (f'in new guy) in the world of blogging but I figured it would be a good place to showcase all of my creations! I'm gonna start with what has to be my favorite cake I've done to date. I made it about a month ago for my co-worker...her daughter had a 'Tangled' themed party:

Here's a closer look at the tower: