October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween everyone! Who else is digging into the candy already? I can't help myself!
Anyways, as promised here are the pumpkins we carved. :)

October 23, 2011

Creepy Halloween Look

I got Mark to agree to let me paint his face for a creepy Halloween look.  It was my first time doing this so it didn't come out exactly how I imagined but it sure was a lot of fun! It's part skeleton, part zombie. It took about 2 hours to do but he was so patient! I used a kit from Target that included the base makeup, colored grease makeup, fake blood, and scar wax for $7.

Here's how it turned out:


Hope you like!
Remember, if you're painting someone's face this year make sure you have a good idea of what you're going to do and give yourself plenty of time!!


October 18, 2011

Brand Review: Benefit Cosmetics


I've been using Benefit products for years now, even before my love for MAC blossomed. I was introduced to Benefit by a girl I knew from high school who would always stop by the Benefit Brow Bar to get her eyebrows done. My eyebrows had never been touched besides the occasional tweeze here and there so when I went for my first wax I became hooked on the brand overall. For a number of years I used Benefit items exclusively from foundation (playsticks) to fragrance (Maybe Baby), until I realized there were other brands out there that were less expensive and comparable in quality. As you can probably tell, my thoughts are a little mixed....



Likes
I love the incredibly cute and girly packaging. It's so much fun to pick out your favorite items - although it's also very easy to go overboard when everything catches your eye! I also like the variety of products they offer - skincare, makeup, fragrances, brow bar services - everything to cover your needs (and wants!) and among all those items they have some truly great products (BadGal Lash anyone?).

Dislikes
Although there are some must-have products, the prices can be a little high for what you get. I think this has a lot to do with that super cute packaging. Another thing I don't care for is the lifespan of the actual products. They don't last as long as I'd like them to and that means more money spent more frequently.

Overall thoughts
I still think Benefit is a great brand, however it's not my go-to brand anymore and I don't feel the need to stop by every time I'm at the mall. I still buy a few favorite items and like to browse their selection from time to time but my purchases have become more of an occasional indulgence rather than a recurring necessity.

October 12, 2011

Peacock Themed Makeup Look

For this look I decided to go more dramatic and colorful!I was inspired by peacock feathers but this look can be used for a mermaid look too or altered to suit other themes as well. It doesn't even have to be for halloween!






October 6, 2011

Weekend Giveaway! *CLOSED*

Welcome to my first giveaway!  I was inspired to do this by a nail polish I had in my collection that I didn't want (and never used) and figured it would be nice to give it away to someone who will actually want it. Then I decided to add a few more items - all brand new - to make it a little more exciting.

The Rules:
-You have to be following my blog.
-Open to U.S. Residents Only - Sorry, this is just to make it simple for now.

The Prizes:
-OPI "Funky Dunky"  - deep purple nail polish
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Strobe Light" Polish - a gorgeous glitter polish
-Rimmel Glam Eyes "Smokey Brun" Quad - claims to be best suited for blue eyes but I think it will work for any eye color.
-Bath & Body Works Enchanted Orchid Lotion
-LashBlast Fusion Mascara in very black - my favorite mascara!
-Travel size Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub - my favorite way to exfoliate!



How to win:
I'm keeping it simple. If you want to be entered into the giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite accessory is for fall. One winner will be chosen randomly. I will post the winner when the contest ends.

The giveaway will start today (Thursday October 6) as soon as this is posted and will run until sunday night (October 9) at 10 pm PST. Good Luck!

***UPDATE***
I got some feedback that people weren't able to leave a comment. I changed the settings so everyone should be able to comment now. If you have any trouble you can email your response for the giveaway at missaf23@gmail.com

October 3, 2011

Golden Goddess Makeup and Hair

Halloween is around the corner and that means everyone is planning their costumes as we speak or at least thinking about them. I decided to do a few posts of looks that can be used for various costumes.
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