Thursday, July 14, 2011

Houses of Hogwarts: Slytherin

The final house but definitely not last is Slytherin. It's MY house! (if you couldn't tell). Slytherin's colors are green and silver and their mascot is the serpent. I love Slytherin, the house totally has a bad rap, but I do understand why...I the nail pics for this came out good enough and good thing because I am still wearing it but it is chipping a bit at the corners.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor (Using Semi-Precious MES)

Next up is Gryffindor! Not my favorite house because I am saving the best for last, lol. If you can't tell, Slytherin is the BEST. Anyway. yes, Gryffindor is up. I didn't go as red as I would have liked with this look, but oh well...I can always do it another time, especially since I have to re-take the nail pics, the gold Konad stamping polish barely showed up in the pictures. Gryffindor's colors are red and gold. I decided to use more colors that I got from the Semi-Precious collection, which are Golden gaze and Smoked Ruby. This was another quick look because I work it to work(and wore my shirt with Harry on it, surprisingly one of my co-workers got it, lol). Thank Ok, enough with this, on with the look...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Houses of Hogwarts: Ravenclaw (Using Semi-Precious MES)

Next up for the houses of Hogwarts is Ravenclaw. I actually like Ravenclaw, they are intellectuals and a love smart people, hell, I find nerdy and geeky guys absolutely adorable...but that could be because I am that way myself. Hermoine was close to being a Ravenclaw but she is very brave and strong, so I see why they sorting hat placed her in Gryffindor. Ravenclaw's colors are Blue and Bronze (the movies changed it to Blue and Silver for some odd reason *shrugs*) and their mascot is the Eagle, not the raven as one might think due to the misleading name. I used two eyeshadows from MAC's Semi-Precious collection since I just spent a but load of money on that collection (Shh...don't tell my boyfriend, he'd kill me).

Monday, July 11, 2011

Houses of Hogwarts: Hufflepuff

Ok, so...I'm a geek, LOL. I LOVE the Harry Potter book series, I don't know if I can say the same for all of the movies, no, I can't. I HATE some of the movies, probably the majority of them. So, I have kinda failed on this because I meant to start posting these once a week for the weeks coming up to the final movie, but as you can see I waited until the last week. I am starting the series of with Hufflepuff, probably my least favorite house because they are so blah...LOL. The looks I did were pretty quick because I actually wore them to work, so they aren't outlandish or anything, they just incorporate each houses color. Hufflepuff's colors are yellow and black, so those are the only two colors I used for this eye look...oh and a quick nail too(as always I took the pic before cleaning them up and moisturizing my cuticles :( please don't judge, lol)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Red Soldier Look using Sugarpill, MUFE and MAC Smoked Ruby

So, I went to the club Friday night and did a look using my red based eyeshadows(not enough companies make true reds!).  Most people may not dig the look because it isn't for everybody, to clarify, I go to goth and industrial clubs and in this case I was going to an industrial club out here in L.A. called Das Bunker, it is very well known and is the longest running industrial club in the US. I decided to put on my red and black soldier outfit, I don't know why, but I think it has to do with it being a little more than a year since the passing of my grandfather to whom I was very attached. Anyhow, I will go on and show you the look and this time there are three different full face pictures, I was having a little too much fun with this look and trying to photograph it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Semi-Precious Look: Rare Find

I went to the MAC Pro store here in L.A. the day the Semi-Collection launched to pick up some items that I put on hold from the collection, but played with some of the other shadows to see what else I might want. I ended up getting quite a few, minus one of the items that was on "hold"(I don't think that they really put it on hold or they "lost" my hold, but it made me miss out on Golden Gaze, which is now being shipped to me from another pro store, so pissed but I digress). I ended up walking away with Rare Find, Mineral Mode, Dark Indulgence, Blue Sheen, Clarity and Smoked Ruby). I think I may pick up Faux Gold on Thursday because it was very pretty, I just didn't have the money for it. I also got Semi-Precious Rose Quartz but that is it.

I really like the mineral eyeshadows (MES) from M.A.C. but I know that they are either a product that you love or hate. I am in the LOV category with them. From this collection, I am in love with all of the MES' that I picked up. I skipped Jade's Fortune and Unsurpassible because depending on the veining they look close to Clarity, well, at least on my skin, there were just levels of darkness between them and I made sure that the clarity I got was veined diversely and nicely. I will post pictures of the MES' that I got maybe on Tuesday after work because depending on the veining the color can be totally different from another person's MES or the testers that you play with. I asked to look at each one so that I could pick the one that I liked the veining on. Though my Mineral Mode has very little veining because I got the last one that they had :(

With Rare Find, I knew that I wanted to pair with Rani (I picked it up at a CCO and just love it). I thought that they would look nice together and I believe that I was right in that assumption. So, here is the look that I came up with for it. Sorry for the long post!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bloggers' Obsessions - Parisian Skies

I did a really quick look with Parisian Skies today. I really like the color and don't think that I have another similar to it. I love blues and this one works really well and it is nice and soft. I think I will be playing with it more to see what I can come up with. I think that this can be a very versatile shade if you pair it nicely with others.

I did this look quick before work...I was running late and on very little sleep, but I think it serves its purpose.