September 17, 2011

Affordable Fall Eyes feat. NYC!

So as you probably may know, fall is just up the corner and I couldn't be any happier. Not because of the changing trees (or palm trees rather) but because this means the temperatures are going to be below 80 soon and I can return to wearing cardigans daily :D

I was again inspired to do another fall look, and also because I've had a mini obsession with redish-pruples this week. Isn't that color gorg though - I die. This is a very warm tone purple look, pretty much suitable for any eye color - especially brown eyes! And this look also incorporates a cheap, drugstore palette - NYC's IndividualEyes in 938 Union Square. You can check out a review and swatches here:
I used the base that comes with the set, it actually works decently - it makes my shadows last over 6 or so hours before starting to crease and fade a bit. I used the purple color all over the lid, then added the medium brown shadow to my crease. The skin tone color served as a highlight as well as a shadow to blend out the harsh lines. Finish off my gel liner in black, sweep the purple under the eyes, and top it off with mascara and black kohl on the lower lashline!

I have a ton of other eye looks to post.. they will all be dark smokey looks for the most part because I am experimenting with shadows and I want to create that perfect senior photos look. Ahh I'm so nervous -______- What did you guys wear for your senior pictures?

September 10, 2011


I'm kinda obsessed with this duo chrome shadow from the Wet n Wild "Comfort Zone" palette, it's the definer shade. I pack this on to my lid with a flat shader brush and then blend it above the crease with a blending brush. Then I take a liner brush and just go in with the definer shade once again. The camera doesn't pick up the redish tint and teal duo chrome - amazingness.
I don't own Club e/s by Mac but just by looking at swatches online I can tell that these are both pretty similar. Also a dupe for Mac's Blue Brown pigment, Urban Decay's Lounge, and Too Faced's Label Whore. Here's a closeup of the ELF Natural Lashes, so not natural but I love them! 

What do you guys think? I'm hoping to collect more duochrome shades because they're just so much fun to work with.. Do you own any or recommend any? Thanks for reading :)


Gold Lita by Jeffrey Campbell || Red Velvet by Charlotte Olympia || Bow Wedge Sandals by Thomas Wlyde || Llola Combat

First off, I'm not a fashion blogger - but I just love making wishlists for the new season. Maybe one day I can afford to have all of these shoes, but for now my no job income is really depressing. But if I did have over a thousand to kill I'd be all over these shoes in a heart beat. Let's begin!

I love Jeffrey Campbell Litas, but when I found out they came in gold glitter I just had to have them in my Lusts list.I love the style and the height these shoes give you, I hope to at least own a pair in my lifetime. These retail for $160 if they're ever not sold out.. 

Another pair that I'm really loving are these Charlotte Olympia Red Velvet wedges... these have a freaking cat on them and look at the heel! I'm in love with that deep red wine color for the fall, and I love ankle strap shoes with a fair of super skinny dark wash jeans. These retail for a little over $700. 

I'm normally not a huge, huge fan of combat boots, but I just thought these Betsy Johnson ones were just lovely. I LOVE the leopard print, as well as the ruffly back to it, adds a nice feminine touch to the otherwise not feminine boots. These retail for $130 and come in other color options as well. 

The final shoes are these bow wedges by Thomas Wlyde. The cute bows with the gold accents are to die for.. and these will practically go with everything. I love the straps on these too. These retail for around $625. 

So what are some things you're lusting for the fall season?