Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bloggers' Obsessions Comparison Swatches

I posted these on a forum recently and figured that I should post them here as well. I will post swatches of Hocus Pocus and All My Purple Life when I get the chance. Hopefully these can be helpful to anyone on the fence on items or wandered what they looked like compared to certain shades.


Bloggers' Obsessions - Sparkle Neely Sparkle and All My Purple Life

Today I used Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle for my next Bloggers' Obsession look. I kept it pretty neutral but I think it would be fitting for work, which is where I wore it too. I was in a bit of a rush, so my eyeliner isn't dead on and is a little sloppy and for this  I apologize. I even think I forgot to put on my mascara!

I put the LA Splash sealer/bas on the lid area where I was going to apply SNS because it is pretty good for glitter applications and SNS is a VERY sparkley eyeshadow and I wanted it to show as much as possible. I think that this shadow would be good for everyday looks. It's such a pretty shadow. I really enjoyed it's texture and that surprised me because due to the glitter, I thought that it would be gritty, but it was not at all. 

I like All My Purple Life and was surprised that it didn't look freakishly weird on me and I think that it may be my favorite purple gloss. I also really like how it looks when it rubs off a bit, it is this really pretty stain and I am not sure if I like that more than when I first apply it. it took about two and a half applications for me to get it at an opacity that I was happy with.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bloggers' Obsessions - Hocus Pocus

The following is a look that I used with the eyeshadow, Hocus Pocus. I wasn't sure at first how I wanted to run with this one because this color can be used in so many ways. It, like the other eyeshadows from this collection, is very smooth and easy to work with. It is an awesome crease color and it could be used for really nice smokey eyes or any other dark looks that you can think of.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Series: Osiris

So, in my Ancient Egyptian inspired series, I decided to go with Osiris. He is one of my favorite Gods of the Ancient Egyptian pantheon (I have him tattooed on my arm and had named my cat after him!) Osiris was married to Isis and was the father of Horus (and Anubis, but that's a looooong story). Osiris was killed by his brother Set and lived in the underworld and was the God of the dead. If you have ever seen depictions of the weighing/judging of the heart, you then saw Osiris presiding over it and passing judgement on the deceased.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bloggers' Obsessions - Jealousy Wakes and Nitro:licious 2046

So, I bought all of the eyeshadows and two of the glosses from the Bloggers' Obsessions collection form MAC. The first look I did was with Jealousy Wakes and Nitro:licious 2046

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hello Kitty Themed Nails

So, I was pretty bored a while ago and came up with this idea. It was really fun to do and surprised everyone because it is totally not the norm for me! It was totally fun to do nonetheless. Please do excuse the messiness of the cuticle area. I didn't really clean the nails up before snapping the photos.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Series: The Nile

The Next item up in my ancient Egyptian series is the Nile River.

The Nile played an extremely important role in the lives of the ancient Egyptians. It gave life to their civilization with it's fertility. The Nile gave them the water to irrigate their crops, water to drink, a means of travel, which helped in politics.  It even played a large role in the life of their Gods and Goddesses. The Nile is believed to what gave the ancient Egyptians the basis of their Religion. Osiris' phallus basically caused the Nile to be Fertile. I am sure everyone learned about the Nile in school so there is no reason to really talk about it.

This is the look that I created for it: