Monthly Archives: October 2009

I Got It All!!!

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I just wanted to thank you all for helping me these past couple of weeks.  I am happy to announce that I was one of two winners in the Orglamix Fan competition!  What did I win? Click to see my amazing prize!!!!

You’ve seen me week after week expound on benefits and fun of Orglamix Cosmetics… in fact I wore them last night for an amazing Halloween look!  I was Mother Earth and I wanted to really glam it up:

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This look was created using Celadon, Clover, Vetiver, Spark, and a little Mandarin

It was fun giving myself a fantasy look (and it stayed on all night long without smudging or creeping!).

Well, I just wanted to let you all know that I am sincerely thankful for each person who showed their support by becoming a fan of Orglamix.  I know I got a little spammy at the end there when I was trying to make a last minute push, so a special thanks to all of my friends for still liking me after seeing my Facebook status begging for support every day.  A lot of you were really pulling for me and I want you to know that it meant a lot.

hugs!

*stay tuned tomorrow for a double post… NFL eyes and Halloween pictures!*

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I NEED YOU!!!!

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Only TWO DAYS LEFT in the AMAZING ORGLAMIX COSMETICS GIVEAWAY!!!!   I’ve been competing with a few other gals to win the ENTIRE EYE SHADOW COLLECTION from Orglamix.  If you read my blog at all you know how much I love this stuff.  Right now I am only 11 people behind first place.  I’m asking for your help today.  Just click here to go to the Orglamix Facebook page and become a fan, then post on the wall there that Liz  sent you.  It takes two seconds and on top of that Orglamix is TOTALLY worth fanning.  To read my review of the eye shadows, click here.  To visit the Orglamix shop on Etsy click here.

75 AMAZING shades go to the winner of this contest.  Please help me win!!!

 

PLEASE!  HELP!  TODAY!

 

NFL Eyes – Packers vs. Browns Special Edition!

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Okay, last week I was sick, sick, sick and putting on makeup was not on my list of things to do.  To make up for it, I am doing TWO looks today!  The Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns are playing each other today, and I thought it was the perfect time to try out a couple of new looks.

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns

First up is the Packers inspired look.  I really wanted to tone this look down a bit and make it wearable for everyday, so I chose to highlight the green more than the yellow.   For this look  I used Solar (a buttery, shimmery yellow), Clover (a brilliant emerald green), Celadon (a pale shimmery sage-y green) and Loreal’s HiP eye pencil in black.  First, apply Solar (or your favorite pale yellow or gold shadow) to your entire lid.  I applied it wet to intensify it some.  Then gently apply Clover (or your favorite dramatic green) to the outer corner of your eye, blending it carefully into your crease to about mid-eyelid.  Add a little Celadon (pale green) to the Clover, blending it.   This softens the look.  Finally, a dramatic black eyeliner on both top and lower lash lines gets a soft look by using a stiff flat brush to blend it gently.

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Now for the Cleveland Browns look I got to use my new shades Mangosteen (a pale peach) and Mandarin (a knock-out orange).  I also used Espresso (amazing bronzy brown) and little bit of Cinnamon (explosion of autumn-y brown sparkles).

Using the Mangosteen, cover your entire eyelid, concentrating the color on the inner corner of your eye.  Using a damp brush, tap on the Mandarin from the center of your eyelid, extending out toward the outer corner of your eye.  I did this a couple of times to build up the color.  Then using a big fluffy eye brush, blend the Mandarin in towards the inner corner of your eye.  Using a small domed brush, add some Espresso to the outer corner of your eye blending into the crease towards the center of your eyelid.  I uses Espresso again with a wet liner brush to line my upper and lower lids.  Finally I used the Cinnamon to add some dramatic sparkles to my eyelid (I wish this showed up in the photo better).

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Enjoy these new looks!  Do you have a favorite team you would like to see interpreted into a hot new eye look?  Leave a comment and you just may see it in an upcoming post!

All eyeshadows used for these looks are available at Orglamix on Etsy.

NFL Eyes… Postponed

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Hey guys.  I went through the entire day today without even thinking about doing an NFL Eyes post.  It could have something to do with my trip to the grocery store yesterday.  I was wearing my fake croc shoes in the rain.  This is stupid for two reasons:  1) The shoes have little holes all over the top of them and they are slip-ons making them silly to wear when you are walking in the rain.  2)  They have no tread on them whatsoever.  So I go walking in to the grocery store to return some movies and I get right inside where the shiny linoleum was waiting to kick my butt.  I took one step and went belly flopping on said linoleum.  I got LAID OUT! The movies went flying and I just lay there for a second praying that no one saw me.  Which was of course not true.  EVERYONE saw me!  Okay, not everyone, but like 10 people.  Adding insult to injury they all had to come over and try to help me up and ask me if I was okay when all I wanted to do was become suddenly invisible.

So anyway, the point of this story is that today I felt like someone kicked me in the chest, the stomach, the shoulders, the neck, the knees… pretty much just name a place and I felt like I got kicked there.  Makeup was the LAST thing on my mind.

To make up for it, I will do a special edition NFL Eyes for Monday Night Football, so stay tuned tomorrow for a great new NFL team inspired look.  And don’t wear crocs in the rain.

Give a girl a hand!

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Okay guys, if you read my blog at all, you know I am obsessed with Orglamix cosmetics.  I’ve reviewed her makeup (read about it here), her brushes and use Orglamix eye colors for my NFL looks (to see my Baltimore Ravens look, click here).  To celebrate her 1200 sale, the creator Cheri is offering her entire eye color collection to the person who get the most new fans for her between now and Halloween!  This mineral makeup is fantastic, and I encourage you all to check it out… and if you feel moved, just click here and fan Orglamix.  Leave a comment on the page that you were sent there by Liz at The Paper Bluebird blog.

Here are a few pictures of just a few of the super amazing colors available from Orglamix (you can purchase these collections as shown or buy individual shades):

Juxt Collection featuring Lemongrass, Olive and Wasabi

Juxt Collection featuring Lemongrass, Olive and Wasabi

New Moon Collection featuring Baie Rose, Red Currant and Saffron

New Moon Collection featuring Baie Rose, Red Currant and Saffron

Floo Powder Collection featuring Brimstone, Obsidian and Fog

Floo Powder Collection featuring Brimstone, Obsidian and Fog

If you want to check out her shop, click here.

Raindrops on Roses

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**UPDATE!!  For some reason it didn’t work to click on the picture to get the link.  I’ve fixed that now, so please feel free to click away. This means you Jessica!!!***

I love spending time on Etsy.  I flip through gift guides and treasuries, drool over the front page and do random searches.  If I can’t make something myself or I’m looking for an amazing unique gift for a family member, I head to Etsy.  I thought I would share some of my favorite things… I hope you enjoy!  (You can click on any of the images and it will take you to the creator’s Etsy shop!)

Cable Beret in Persimmon

Cable Beret in Persimmon

Chameleon Convertible Wrap Dress in Jersey Satin

Chameleon Convertible Wrap Dress in Jersey Satin

Glitzy Night in Gold Color

Glitzy Night in Gold Color

Gaudeloupe Poppy Jasper Ring

Gaudeloupe Poppy Jasper Ring

Indian Summer Mineral Eye Color Collection

Indian Summer Mineral Eye Color Collection

Tiny Autumn Leaf Necklace in Silver

Tiny Autumn Leaf Necklace in Silver