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Negasonic Teenage Warhead Inspired Makeup

March 2, 2016

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I, much like everyone else, saw Deadpool over the weekend. While Deadpool himself was hilarious, it was Negasonic Teenage Warhead that stole my heart. She’s everything I wanted to be in high school: intimidating, bald and can shoot fire. I was inspired by her makeup in the movie and decided to recreate it and hopefully I got the intimidation factor down. Want to create it yourself? Find out how below!

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#FOTD: Vice 4 C-Note

January 25, 2016

Vice 4 C-Note fotd logo

The first week of the semester just ended, so of course I needed to make a good impression with my professors during syllabus week. While I usually tend to stick to a very basic, neutral eye with a pink lip, inspiration hit me Thursday and I wore the most ridiculous first-week makeup. I love the way it turned out though and I definitely left an impression on my professors. There’s no way they’re forgetting me now! Check out how I got the look below!

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#FOTD: Blue and Purple Eyeliner

December 23, 2015

Blue and Purple Eyeliner

This was a look I did for the last day of my finals week. I’ve been in love with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion, so I used it differently for this look.

IMG_5706I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Radium to create a thick wing for the base of the eyeliner. Making a wing with pencil was really tough, but sharpening the pencil to keep it sharp will make it easier. To make the blue and purple gradient, I used the Urban Decay Electric Palette. With a Sigma E11, I applied Gonzo to the inner part of the liner. Then with Urban, I created the wing. I blended the two colors together by blending Gonzo into Urban and Urban into Gonzo. I then dragged whatever was left on the brush under my lower lash line. Because there was still color on the brush, it gave this cool tie-dye effect. Some spots were purple, some were blue and some were periwinkle. I love the combo! I have to try mixing the two together in the future. To finish the look off and add some sparkle, I applied Distortion to the inner corner. I used Maybelline the Falsies Pushup Drama mascara.

I swear I do looks other than colorful eyeliner. Look out for them in the future!


#FOTD: Effortless Purple Eyeliner with Glitter

December 14, 2015

Glitter with Purple Eyeliner

After wearing my 15 minute library makeup look, I realized I wanted to jazz it up a little bit. It was feeling a bit neutral and I wanted some more color – hopefully to make studying for finals less boring and headache inducing. After adding purple eyeliner, it wasn’t enough. So of course glitter was the natural answer! This ended up looking so eye-catching and colorful that I wore it three times in a row. Check out how I achieved it down below.

Purple Eyeliner with Glitter CloseupI followed every step in my 15 minute library makeup tutorial, but this time used a purple eyeliner to amp it up. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom. Unfortunately, this was discontinued, but any iridescent eyeliner would work. Blue, green or even gold would work with the glitter. Asphyxia from Urban Decay is similar. I also smudged it out under my lower lash line.

Next, with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion, I applied a thick layer just to the roots of the eyeliner. I then speckled a few dots towards the edge of the smudged out liner with whatever was left on the brush. Over the purple, it started to flash different colors. What I love most about this eyeliner is that it looks differently depending on what you layer it over. This time, it flashed green, yellow, blue and purple. I love how it attracts light to my eyes. It looks like my eyeliner is glowing!

I want to try this over Junkie, also from Urban Decay. The green/blue duochrome in Junkie would make the glitter look even better.

Do you think wearing glitter in the daytime is appropriate? Let me know down below!


15 Minute Library Makeup

December 9, 2015

15 Minute Library Makeup

This week has been spent studying for finals and writing up those last minute papers. Makeup isn’t the first thing on my mind in the morning but I still want to look like I have my life together. I came up with this library-appropriate look that only took me 15 minutes.

Since I’m drinking a ton of tea and not getting much sleep, I wanted to focus on perfecting my tired and dry skin. After using a long-wear primer, I applied Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation with a Sigma F80 buffer brush. This foundation helps combat shine but looks natural and blurs imperfections. I used the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer under my eyes to cover my dark circles and on any blemishes. I like to use cream products when focussing on a flawless, natural base, so I used a cream blush and a gel highlighter.

For my eyes, I wanted simplicity. I smudged Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Corrupt, a sparkling brown eyeliner, along my lash line. It’s barely noticeable but it adds definition to my large eyes. Smudge out multiple thin coats to get eyeliner that has depth. I then applied one thin coat of mascara to my top and and bottom lashes. For my eyebrows, I lightly filled in any bald spots and set them in place with clear brow gel.

My face needed some color, so I applied Maybelline Color Whisper in 65 Pink Possibilities. These have been discontinued, but they are worth tracking down. They are moisturizing and leave the lightest hint of color on the lips. They also have a slight staining effect which is great when it all gets rubbed off my on my tea cup.

I used a lot of Maybelline in this look, but they are a drugstore brand that I gravitate towards for the variety of products. They have full-coverage foundations and dark lipsticks for when I’m feeling glam, but they also have super natural looking mascara and lip balms for when I want a natural look.

What do you wear when you go to the library? Is this too much makeup or just enough? Let me know down below!


#FOTD: Glittery Red Lips

November 16, 2015

I’ve been on a glitter and red kick lately. My nails have been red and glittery and now my lips and eyes are red and full of glitter.

While I love to wear dark lip colors in the fall and winter, my wardrobe has been too dark to warrant an all black/dark purple/dark blue look. So I opted for a red lip to compliment my dark outfit and eyeliner.

glitter red lips

My lips are OCC Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia. It’s an amazing glittery blackened red. While the original Black Dahlia is more red-purple, the metallic version is more red. The glitter isn’t too apparent on camera, but in person the glitter is sparkly and in your face. I usually don’t like shimmer or glitter in my lipstick, but the way that OCC does their metallic lip tars makes the lipstick look alive, not frosty and dated.

glitter red lip closeup

For my eyes, I used the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I didn’t want a strong eye because I wanted the focus to be on my lips. I applied Naked 2 and Buck in the crease and put Walk of Shame on the lid. I also smudged Naked 2 and Buck under my lash line. Venus highlights my inner corner and under my brow. I used the Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner to create my wing. On the bottom of the wing, I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Gunmetal. The silver and black glitters compliment the wing and the sparkles in the red lipstick. I finished off with two coats of the Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes mascara on my top and lower lashes.

OCC Lip Tars can be annoying to apply since you need a lip brush, but the company recently released a “ready to wear” version that has the same product but in a lip gloss tube, making it waaaay easier to apply it on the go. If I hadn’t already owned 12 shades in the pro packaging, I would buy them all in the RTW container!

Have you tried OCC Lip Tar? Are you more willing to try them now that they come in a on-the-go friendly package?


#FOTD: Surf USA Eyeliner

October 24, 2015

I was hoping that by playing with color my inspiration would flood in, and it definitely did. I created this striking, colorful eyeliner look using my favorite color combination: yellow, green and blue. I love experimenting and trying out new makeup. I have been doing this since childhood with my sister, who is quite fond of vegan eyeliners. Thus if you are looking for Vegan eyeliner see for an overview.  It has all the best vegan eyeliners with detailed reviews of them.


Unfortunately, I used eyeshadows that aren’t available anymore. I bought them from the MAC Surf Baby collection in 2011. However, the two colors are easily dupable. The yellow, MAC Sun Blonde, is a shimmery yellow and can be found from Sugarpill and Makeup Geek. MAC Surf USA, the blue, is a dupe for Sugarpill Darling.

To create this look, I started out with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and painted on the basic eyeliner shape that I wanted with a thin brush. The white acts as a base for the colors to pop. It also gives the shadow something to stick to. I then worked my way from the inner corner to outer corner. I first placed MAC Sun Blonde, then MAC Surf USA and then finished with Makeup Geek Corrupt, a basic black. I made the eyeshadows blend together by sweeping eyeshadow where the two colors met. For where MAC Sun Blonde and Surf Baby met, I took a bit of Sun Blonde and swept that into Surf USA, and then some Surf USA in Sun Blonde. It’s the easiest way to blend eyeshadows that have stark contrast.

Looking back, I wish I had used a black base for the end of the tail instead of a white base. The mix of the white and black created a gray.

Cleaning up was easy. I took a pointed cotton bud and traced that outside of the liner. Very simple!

I finished by softly sweeping Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach into the crease for some definition and placing Makeup Geek Ice Queen in my inner corner and under the brow. I also took some of the leftover black and took that under my lash line.

full face

For the rest of my face, I placed Benefit Rockateur and MAC Lightscapade on the high points of my face to create a glowy, flushed cheek. On my lips is Buxom Katie lip gloss.

I hope that this colorful phase I’m in doesn’t fizzle out soon. I have so many more ideas that I still need to create!


#FOTD: Manic Pixie Peacock

October 20, 2015

manic pixie peacock

It’s been a while since I’ve worn some colorful eyeshadow. Back in high school and my first two years of college, I wore colorful eye makeup almost every day. I loved seeing people’s faces when I walked into class with bright red eyeshadow in my crease and insanely long false eyelashes to compliment it. But ever since the spring of my junior year, I slowed down on the colorful eyeshadow. It was a mix of no time in the morning to get creative with the need to look professional that stopped me from wearing bright green on my lids, but I decided today was the day to change that.

makeup geek eyeshadows

Eyeshadows clockwise: Ice Queen, Bling, Barcelona Beach, Corrupt, Pixie Dust, Peacock.

For my eyeshadow, I went with my stand-by favorites: Makeup Geek. These eyeshadows are intensely pigmented and blend perfectly. For my crease, I started with Barcelona Beach. Next I added Bling as my lid color. This color is so beautiful! It has enough shimmer to draw attention, but it doesn’t have chunky glitter, which makes it perfect for everyday. On the lower lash line, I lined my eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Junkie. The blue base with green and gold shimmer was the perfect base for Pixie Dust and Peacock. I then added Corrupt in the crease for more definition and added Ice Queen as a pop of shimmer in the inner corner. I finished off with winged eyeliner and mascara.

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For the face, I used Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in 0.5. This shade is the lightest in the range but is still too dark for me. When foundations are too dark, I add Stargazer White Foundation to lighten it up. I wanted a bright blush, so I opted for Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride. For a glow, I applied MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade to my cheek bones, nose, cupid’s bow and right under my brow bone. For my lips I used MAC Snob.

Wearing this look made me realize just how much I miss wearing colorful eyeshadow. When I do, I feel like myself and that I can take on anything that comes my way. I know that once I get into the work world I won’t be able to strut into work with glitter-filled eyeshadow on my eyes, but until then, I think I’m going to enjoy every moment I can get away with it.


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A Fresh Start

October 17, 2015

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Hi everyone!

I’m starting over on this blog. Fall is the season where plants start to lose their leaves and bugs and animals start to hibernate, but I’ve always seen the fall as a time of renewal and the opportunity for a fresh start. I guess it’s because for most of my life I’ve been in school and the fall means the start of a new school year. But there’s something in the crisp, fall air that begs for a new start.

This blog will be dedicated to my hobbies: makeup, nails and planning. I am a avid makeup lover and collector, so I will be posting Face of the Day (#fotd) as well as reviews, hauls and swatches. I love creating nail art, so I will be posting my Nails of the Day (#notd) as well. Planning is a relatively new hobby for me, so I’m still figuring out what my planning style is and how I will reach the coveted planner peace.

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