Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Updated-Makeup Storage

Hey dolls.  Here is an updated makeup storage post as promised.  Some things have changed, but for the most part, I still have the same components and the same theme.  See my previous storage post here.

So here is my little corner of the room:
In these plastic drawers I have most of my stockpiles:
Here I have odds and ends:
This box always holds my "Running on Empty" things for the month:
These two boxes always hold my most recent purchases and things that I am trying out so that I can do a proper review:
In the glasses are lip liners & eye liners:
 My jewelry holder:
My discreet lipstick drawer:
Inside of my white cabinet (first shelf):
Second Shelf:
Third shelf:
I even got myself a box of samples:
The inspiration for my blog name:
Everything in it's place:
Nail polish storage:
It seems like a lot, but I like how it's all organized and everything in it's place. Going with white was also a good idea because it now matches everything else in my room.

How do you store all of your goodies?


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February-Dollar Tree Finds

Hey dolls.  Here is what I picked up at the Dollar Tree this month:

 Elf Studio lip glosses
Swatches: Plumtastic, Perfect Pink, Fanatic, Love it, Supermodel
These are from the Studio line, which means that they normally retail for around $3 a tube.  I tried swatching them on my lips for you but after viewing three of the pictures in my camera- I realized that they all look the same on me.  For someone who has fairer skin and less pigmented lips, these might be a hit.  As for me- I will probably end up donating some of these to my niece.
Maybelline Mineral Bronzing Powder
I have a couple of these mineral blushes and I liked them enough.  And of course, I really didn't need this but for a $1 I couldn't resist.
Almay Blush
Again, I am sorely disappointed in another Almay product.  This is crazy chalky and barely shows up on me.  This is going in the donate drawer.

What did you find at your Dollar Tree this month?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sinful Colors-Bare

Hey dolls.  Here is the other new color from Sinful Colors that was recently released. 
This is a muted pink with lots of shimmer.  When I first picked up the bottle, I had no idea it even had shimmer.  I was just drawn to it because I had been really into nudes at the moment.  What a pleasant surprise though.  I also have this on as my pedi right now.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

I Got Naked2- Swatches

Hey dolls.  I finally bought it- NAKED2.  I forgot to mention that Feb 16 was my 8 year anniversary to the hub, and I wanted to treat myself-so he gave me the credit card and I ordered without any guilt.  It finally arrived, despite me missing the UPS man by an hour and then waiting forever til the next day for him to come back.

Here it is in all it's glory... the Naked2 palette by Urban Decay.
I'm not going to go into the packaging etc, etc because I'm sure most of you have already read up on it.  I'll just get right to the goodies- the swatches and close ups!
 up close:
Here I have it swatched from the palette left to right on my arm:
 In different lighting:
As you can see, the matte creme shade on the very left does not show up well on my skintone.  The matte black was also disappointing to me at first swatch.  Other than that, I love all of the colors that are included in this palette-they are all right up my alley!
 Here is a quick EOTD that I created the first day I got this palette:
For this particular look I used Snakebite in the outer third of the eye and Verve for the inner corner.  I also used a little bit of Pistol in the outer V and Bootycall as my highlight.

I did another look today which is more wearable for me when I go to school:
I didn't realize how crazy the liner looked in the first photo, but when I have my eyes open it seems okay. lol.  Anyways, for this particular look, I used YDK in the outer third of the eye and used Suspect in the inner corner.  Then I took Foxy and used it to blend it out and up into the browbone.  Foxy still doesn't show up that well on me, but I can deal. 

I am in love with this palette so far and I hope that each of you get a chance to get your hands on this too!  But the real question is- is it better than the original Naked?  I'm still debating...but I'll get back to you on that once I make up my mind. :)