Oc-TAUPE-r Ramble

Hello all!  How was your weekend?  Mine was great!  It had it’s ups and downs of course, but overall it was great!  I spent Saturday indoors sick so that was the down part but my husband attended the Georgia/Florida college football game and his team won (Georgia), so that was great!  
I also had a mini meet-up with a fellow makeup enthusiast/blogger!  I had lunch and shopped with the beautiful Chrissa from Eyes Catch Fire!  She had a blog prior to Eyes Catch Fire but she decided to start a new one after the birth of her daughter!  I had a blast and we played with sooo many goodies!  It is so refreshing and exciting to look at makeup with someone who feels as strongly about it as you do!  I advise any of you makeup addicts that usually shop alone to find a friend that likes to talk about makeup and bring them along!  :)  
Here is a picture of my baby haul of the day!  Most of the things that I actually wanted are on Sephora.com as well and I am planning on taking advantage of the 20% off coupon before that is over!  Unfortunately the few things that I want are out of stock… Story of my life…. UGH!!!  
ANYWAY! I digress…  In the picture I have Cargo Yukon eyeshadow, Essence Creamy Nude (50) lipstick, and an Essence lipliner in soft rose (01).  
When I got home from shopping and dining my son was ready to carve a pumpkin!  (I know that the day before Halloween is late to be carving a pumpkin, but There was just no time this week and anything earlier than that is too early in my experience…)  Here are the photos of our pumpkin.  In case you are wondering what the candle inside him is… it is a mini Bath and Body Works Leaves candle!  My favorite scent HANDS DOWN by them…

Without the lights on…

With the lights on…
I also did a video recently on my favorite Taupe eyeshadows!  If you would like I encourage you to check it out!
Thank you for reading!  If you haven’t checked out Chrissa’s blog (Eyes Catch Fire which is linked above) please do!!!  She doesn’t have very many posts up yet but what she does have is great!

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Spooktacular

Hello beauties!!! I am interrupting your regularly scheduled beauty post to show you pictures from my family’s trip to the local Zoo’s Halloween event. It is called Spooktacular and my son had such a good time. :) (He was the ghost mask from Scream.).
I don’t know what I expected from our experience, because it was our first time attending, but I enjoyed it. I wish that the animals could have been seen or been a part of it in some way, buy I understand. They have to rest some time.
Anyway… I am going to take you on a small journey through my Instagram pictures! :D  Hope you enjoy!
Me and T at the gates!  He was so excited… he was ready to scare people and get some candy!!

I didn’t dress up as anything but because I have a flare for the dramatics I improvised with a glow stick?  I will call it a “Neon Angel”, how about that?

He does look pretty spooky, wouldn’t you say?

He was TOTALLY scaring his dad! hahahaha  I love it!  

I wish I would have gotten a better angle of the pumpkins.  There were HUNDREDS of pumpkins up and down the sides of the walk ways.

Some had colored lights inside of them to give off a truly eye-pleasing effect.  

There are some elephant statues that looked really cool in the dark.  I don’t know how well you can make them out here but I loved them!

Gorgeous fountain in the middle of the dining area at the zoo, which was completely transformed into a dance floor with roaming animals and other characters!

These were some of those “other characters”!

And ONLY IN FLORIDA can you find an alligator jump house…

Thanks for spending a moment to recap my evening in the Zoo!  It was honestly a lot of fun!  
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Fyrinnae Swatches Part 2

So, the first swatches of Fyrinnae eyeshadows that I did were ones that I had received as gifts/swaps/etc… This is my very first order that I placed with them and I picked all the shades because I truly wanted them!  Most of you are probably suspecting that the entire order will be taupes… Are you right?? Or will you be completely wrong?  
First off… LOOK AT THE PAPER THEY WRAPPED IT IN!!!  How did they know that I am in love with Skulls and Crossbones!  Seriously!  I have a Bath and Body Works Scentportable in my truck that is in the shape of a skull, I dress my son in skulls (he loves them too) and my favorite new nail polish is OPI Skull & Glossbones.  It may or may not be going into my monthly favorites post! :X

Top Row L to R: Te Amo, Beholder, Sahmain Spirits
Bottom Row L to R:  Koala, Rapunzel Had Exensions, Damn Paladins
So, if you were one of the majority of the people that guessed I got all taupes from Fyrinnae you were wrong.  :)  It was mostly taupes and one pretty goldish-peachy-awesomefulness color. (That was me coining a word–got it?  Start using it!  Make a hash tag out of it!! #awesomefulness!)  They even picked a gorgeous free sample to send me… I am starting to think that there won’t be a color that I don’t like though, so it isn’t really fair to call them awesome for picking a fabulous color… or is it?

I CAN NOT get over the amount of eyeshadow that you get for ordering the sample size.  Hello Fyrinnae peeps, you RAWK!  And the colors are just gorgeous and very very very unique.  Who knew?

The swatches are to die for aren’t they?  I took about 15 pictures of these shades but there isn’t a camera on the planet that can capture the #awesomefulness (See, I used it again!) of these brilliant loose powder eyeshadows.  
The one thing I didn’t do that I definitely should have was purchase Pixie Epoxy.  Pixie Epoxy is their primer, which is technically more like a glitter glue to help the achieve the full dimensional complexity of their eyeshadows.  Sometimes I am a big goof…
So, now that I have 14 Fyrinnae eyeshadows to call my own and actually have placed an order myself with the company, I can say that I haven’t had any horrible experiences like others have with excessively long ship times. (which seems to be a fluke–I ordered on a Thursday and received my order on the next Wednesday!)  
Price:  They vary for certain ranges in their brand.  All of the ones that I own are from their regular line, and the sample sizes are $2.00.
My Newest Addiction Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 out of 5)
Tell me, have you tried Fyrinnae before?  If so, what shades do you highly recommend.  I want more!  >:o)
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Wacky Wednesday: Loose Powders

OK! So… I am a certified-card-holding-taupe-haux from WAYYYY back…. I don’t know what is wrong with me recently.  I have been wanting nothing but bright lips and pinks and purples and sparkles and *MUSIC STOPS* LOOSE POWDER BLUSHES AND EYESHADOWS???? WHAT?  Yes, it is true… I am changing.  (Granted, it is probably only temporary!) Anyway…  I am having fun at the moment…
My camera wasn’t cooperating today but these pictures are the best ones I managed to capture… I hope that you can see all the colors… It was a very pink and purple look in real life.
First up.. Instagram! :)

And of course another Instagram picture :D
Products Used:
FACE:
Missha Perfect Cover in #23 and MISA Cho Bo Yang in #1 mixed
Bare Escentuals Feather Light Mineral Veil 
Bare Escentuals Posh
Bare Escentuals Faux Tan
EYES:
NARS Smudgeproof Eye Base
Anastasia Beauty Express Brow Kit
Bare Escentuals Celestine
Fyrinnae Fall from Grace
MAC Pink Pearl 
MAC Vex 
Fyrinnae Victorian Vamp
MAC Satellite Dreams (lower lash line)
WnW Brulee
Lancome Cafe Kohl pencil
Max Factor 2000 Calories
LIPS:
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop
I can’t believe it either… only a couple items I used today weren’t loose powders.  Kinda wild for me.  
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