The inner me

Today I spent some time thinking about my inner creative self.  What would I look like if I could dress however I desired; what would I do with my hair and my makeup? Using these thoughts I came up with one look that definitely expresses the inner me.

Yes, Purple hair and Gray Lips!

So the inner me would have bold hair and makeup.  If I ever decide to change my place of employment, I will look for a place where I can express my creativity through my hair and makeup.

I absolutely love bright, bold colors and I would wear them everyday if I could.  I prefer to make bold statements using my physical apperance.  Are you able to express yourself on a daily basis? Do you ever feel like you just want to take the risk and express your creative inner self even if it doesn’t fit your work environment?

The inner me

Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x6 SetOCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x6 Set back










Hello Beauties,
I am so excited to finally get my hands on these wonderful pencils from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC)!  They have been on my wish list since they came out last February.  Just after Christmas, they were on sale for less than half the price on the Sephora website. The set originally cost $45, but Sephora had the set on sale for $22. That comes out to approximately $3.66 per pencil instead of the $16 per pencil these normally cost!!! Unfortunately, this set was limited edition for Christmas and is currently sold out.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils
L-R: Pool Boy, Hoochie, NSFW, Black Dahlia, Tarred, Feathered

This set contains: Pool Boy (blue), Hoochie (magenta), NSFW (red), Black Dahlia (darkened red), Tarred (black) and Feathered (white). The OCC pencils are very creamy which make applying them very easy. I haven’t tried them in the eye area yet, but I’m sure that application will be just as smooth as they were on my lips. These vibrant, opaque, long-lasting pencils can be used on either your lips or your eyes. However, there is a warning about using the red based pencils (Hoochie, NSFW, and Black Dahlia) in the eye area. I am a bit of a rebel and will probably use Black Dahlia in the eye area despite the warning. I have other products that had the same warning, but I did not have any type of reaction, so I will proceed until something happens.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil swatches without flash
Swatches without flash, L-R: Pool Boy, Hoochie, NSFW, Black Dahlia, Tarred, Feathered
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil with flash
Swatches with flash

I did play around with the pencils on my lips for Day 5 of #100daysoflippies. Using Black Dahlia and Tarred, I created a very vampy lip. I absolutely love how easy these blend together and the matte finish. They were not drying and were very comfortable on my lips.

Black Dahlia and Tarred OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils
Day 5: Black Dahlia and Tarred OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils #100daysoflippies

The only thing that could make these pencils better is if they did not require sharpening.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Hoochie
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Hoochie

I look forward to using these pencils in future posts!

Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

Crafter’s Corner

Crafter’s Corner is a new category for 2015.  Crafter’s Corner will feature products that I am crocheting or arm knitting.  I learned how to crochet and knit when I was in elementary school and it is something that I now do to relax.  Mainly, I crochet but I have recently fallen in love with arm knitting since it is so quick and easy.  Through some encouragement from my friends (you know who you are), I have decided that 2015 is the perfect year to open an etsy shop. I thought it would be interesting to display the progress of some of the items on my blog.  I will keep you updated with the progress of my etsy shop and any items I am currently working on.

A few of my past products
A few of my past creations
Crafter’s Corner

100 Days of Lipstick Challenge!


Hello Beauties and Welcome to 2015!

I am starting this year off by getting some much needed use out of my many lip products. Everyday for the next 100 days (that’s a lot of days!), I will post a quick picture of my lips, product packaging, and lip product name.  The challenge will be difficult to keep up with but it will be fun! Who knows if I successfully complete 100 days, maybe I’ll go for a whole year!  If you are feeling up to the challenge, hash tag your pics  #100daysoflippies on Instagram and Twitter!

Milani Enchanted Ruby
Day 1: Milani Enchanted Ruby Limited Edition #100daysoflippies
100 Days of Lipstick Challenge!

New Year’s Eve Makeup Look


Hello Beauties,

Here is my NYE 2014 Makeup look! I wanted to do something a little bolder than what I usually go for (and I’ve been dying to use this Inglot pigment).  For this look I went with purple and rose gold eye shadows with a pink lip.  Since it is New Year’s Eve, I used one of my favorite sparkly highlighters.  You can find details and pictures below (reviews coming soon!).

Inglot Custom Palette
Inglot custom palette, I used the purple in the top row to deepen my crease
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette, I used (counting from the left) top row: #4 and #8, bottom row: #7
Inglot #86
Inglot loose pigment #86, used to add sparkle to my eyelid. It is sooooo pretty in person
Inglot #86
Inglot #86, Can you see the shift between pink and rose gold?!!!
Ruby Kisses Bronzing Powder
Ruby Kisses Bronzing Powder used as a highlight
Sleek Flame Blush Trio
Sleek Flame Blush Trio, I used a combination of all three colors

If you prefer to not have such a sparkly look, you could just use the shadows without the pigment.

Without Inglot #86
The look without the Inglot pigment is still pretty just not as bold.

Since I wear glasses, I did not put on false lashes, but I feel false lashes would make this look even better!

NYE2014 with glasses
NYE2014 Look with glasses
NYE 2014 Look
NYE 2014 Look
NYE 2014 Look

I hope you enjoyed this look.  I am looking forward to posting more in the New Year!

Have a Wonderful, Safe, and Happy New Year! 

New Year’s Eve Makeup Look

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

My Holiday Look

Welcome to Look Thursday! Today I used my Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette to put together a look perfect for Christmas.

Since I spend Christmas with my family, I wanted to do something a little more subtle than the sparkly traditional gold, red and/or greens looks that are normally used to represent this holiday. So I decided to go with purples on my lid and nude lips. I did add just a bit of sparkle to my inner corner (hey, it is Christmas after all) and used Milani’s Black Vinyl liner to spice it up a bit.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in Beaches and Cream, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Wet n’ Wild Fergie eye shadow primer in (), Milani liquid liner in Black Vinyl, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero, Wet n’ Wild Megalength waterproof mascara
  • Brows: Jordana eye brown pencil in Dark Brown
  • Face: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (check out my review here), MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 7.5, L.A. Girl Pro.conceal HD concealer in Fawn, Rudy Kisses mineral powder in Chestnut, Black Radiance pressed powder in Rich Mahogany as a light contour, Iman Sheer Finish bronzing powder in Afterglow as a highlight, and e.l.f. cosmetics makeup setting spray
  • Lips: Nyx lip primer in Deep Nude, Nyx lip pencil in Chestnut, and Wet n’ Wild LE matte lipstick in Sweet Cream
I used: Sensuous on the lid, Drama Queen in the crease/outer corner, Unexpected as a transition color, Prom Night in the inner corner, and I mixed Cocoa Bear with Beaches and Cream on the browbone.
Posing in a arm knit scarf that I made!

I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look