Rambling and NARS collection

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone had a good weekend, and for my USA crowd a great Memorial Day Weekend.  As most of you know my hubby is in the military so I think that it kinda hits home for me.  It takes a lot of courage and dedication to do what my husband does and I love him for it.  Anyway… I am already starting to get off subject. It is just one of those nights where my thoughts are wondering wildly out of control…
So, back to my weekend.  I saw a bunch of movies!  We took my son to see the latest Pirates of the Carribean on Saturday, Sunday just me and the hubby watched Hangover 2 and Monday we watched Thor.  What great movies.  All of them.  (Especially Hangover 2!!!)  Does anyone else get into a movie-watching mood?  Sometimes I get in the mood to do nothing except watch movies all day!  For some odd reason it is soooo satisfying.  Maybe I am the only weirdo that thinks that way but oh well…  
This post really does have beauty meaning.  I just felt like rambling on a little bit first.  I was looking through my makeup collection and realized that I have quite a bit of NARS stuff.  I have actually swapped away quite a few things from NARS but these are the ones that I really love.  I will be expanding on my collection when I decide that my no-buy is over, but I don’t know when I am going to end it.  I feel like I need to take a spending break.  All I am alowing myself to do for the next little while is swap with people.  
On to the collection photos…

This is a look I did using Tzarine duo.  I was pressed for time this morning and I had a nice blue shirt on so I thought this duo complimented it nicely.  I work in an office environment and deal with the public so I can’t be over-the-top at work.  I have to keep it muted and polished.  There are many ways to wear this duo but simple is always better for me.  This isn’t the best picture, but I was short on time so I snapped a couple and ran out the door.  This is the only one that made it through the chopping block!  :)
These are the shoes I wore on the date-night with my husband.  I love these shoes.  They are by Nine West and they are sexy, yet sophisticated.  Love love love them!  Please excuse the mess that is my makeup area.  There is always a small mess in that area.  
This is what they look like on.  Sorry for the poor quality pictures but they are the best I could do before I flew out the door.

I hope you enjoyed this post and didn’t find it boring and unrelated to the usual content of my blog.  Sometimes it is simply better to ramble on and get your thoughts out than keep them in and they become lost forever! 
Have a great day! 

GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!!

I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!  I used random.org just a few minutes ago and picked a winner! 
The winner is…
MissBrittanyBoo!!

I have already contacted her for her mailing address to mail the package out! 

CONGRATULATIONS!

FOTD: Enigma #2

Finally decided to use the Enigma palette again! I love it! So pretty and soft!

FACE:
Origins VitaZing
Lioele Triple the Solution
R&R Pressed Powder
NARS Laguna
Chanel Tea Rose
EYES:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Benefit Creaseless Cream in Birthday Suit
BECCA Enigma
Wet n Wild Brulee
Sue Devitt Chaing Mai
Maybelline One by One
LIPS:
Estee Lauder Pinkberry l/s

FOTD: Neutral Storm

FACE:
Origins VitaZing 
Lioele Triple the Solution
MAC MSFN Medium
NARS Laguna
NARS Madly
MAC Pink Swoon
NARS Albatross
EYES:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Sleek Storm palette (the 4 e/s mentioned in my favorites post)
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifyer in Chaing Mai
Maybelline One by One mascara
Anastasia Beauty Express Brow Kit
LIPS:
Merle Norman Satin Lip Pencil in Angel Mist 
Tarte PureOptic Lipgloss in Golden Pink

May 2011 Favorites

Hi everyone! I have dove head first into a new venture… … … …
YOUTUBE!!! 
OMG! I can’t even believe it myself.  I am so amateur that it is actually very amusing to watch myself back.  I can’t be too nit-picky but I have constant bitchface going on.  My husband even asked me why I looked so mad! Oh well.. ON WITH THE VIDEO!  
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads
Lioele Triple the Solution
Origins Starting Over (Oil Free)
Sleek Storm palette
NARS Douceur
Maybelline One by One
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifyer in Chaing Mai
Burberry Britt Sheer
Anyway, please be kind.  I know the video is not that great, but it is my first one ever!  
Hope you enjoy!

Brows, brows, brows.

This post is to show the importance of filling in the brows (not to scare you)! :)  
In the first picture I am using Anastasia Beauty Express Brow Kit on one eye and the other is bare.  Please don’t pay attention to the rest of my face.  All I have on is my foundation at that point.  I personally like to do my brows right after foundation because, as I am sure you have all heard before, it “frames the face.”  I feel like it gives me structure, and its easier for me to know where to place my eye makeup.  
Anastacia follows the Golden Ratio.  
I personally use the lighter side of the brow powder in this kit.  The stencil I use is the “Medium Arch” one.
The last two pictures are after I applied the rest of my face.  I used Lioele Beyond the Solution.  My face is really shiny with this BB cream.  The Lioele Triple the Solution is much more matte, and I prefer it. 

What I was using
Face:
Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream
R&R pressed powder dusted lightly over the face (should have used more)
NARS Laguna
MAC Style blush
LORAC Spotlight
EYES:
Anastasia Beauty Express Brow Kit
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Sleek Storm Palette – first two shades on the top row mixed on lid, 3rd e/s on top row in crease (matte), and the dark brown matte shade on the bottom row in outer v.  
Anastasia highlight from kit.
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Gosh Bananas on waterline
Maybelline One by One mascara
LIPS:
Rimmel Airy Fairy 
Dalton Lisa Lou lip pot
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments leave them below.  

NARS Deep Throat vs Benefit Coralista

You are probably wondering why I am comparing the two… because they are nothing alike. HAHA!  I was texting with a friend of mine tonight and she saw that I had the mini Coralista.  I thought on the top of my head that it might be similar to Deep Throat.  I broke out the iPhone and snapped pics as I was comparing.  It is definitely not similar even though they don’t seem too different in the pan.  
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Coralista is much more orange than Deep Throat.  

Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

I have had this palette for quite a while (almost a year)!  There were so many people talking about it that I decided I didn’t really need to say anything.  But I always hear more and more people asking questions about it.  I decided to give my 2 cents worth!
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My favorite shades in the palette are Toasted, Sin, Virgin and Naked.  Though these are my favorites, all the eyeshadows are high quality.  They are creamy and blendable, not to mention there is a wide variety of shades to choose from.  I also love the fact that there is a variety of finishes.  I love mixing finishes in my eye looks and this palette makes it so easy to pack for traveling.  
I have done makeup on a few people where I used this palette and set a fire within them to go and pick it up. I think this palette is good for everyone.  There are a few people that say they can’t wear it because the palette is too warm toned, but honestly I am more cool toned than I am warm and this palette looks great on me.  
I am the type of person that likes shimmery eyeshadow on my lid so this palette is truly right up my alley.  There is only one eyeshadow that has some glitter to it and it is ‘Sidecar’!  All of the rest of the eyeshadow aside from Buck and Naked are sheen/shimmer.  On to the swatches: 

These are the same eyeshadows, the picture was just taken with different lighting.
Click here to see a look that I did with this palette.

I give this palette 2 thumbs up!  I hope that some of you found this review helpful!  If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below!