Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Ultimate December Tag!!

Just found this tag on Alice's blog and had to do it immediately!

Christmas tree bokeh

Do you prefer a real christmas tree or synthetic?

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the smell of a real tree!

What are your favorite things about December?

Everything! My son's birthday is in December, Christmas music, decorating, wrapping presents, shopping, baking, and sitting in front of the fireplace with the Christmas tree lights in the backround!

What's your favorite color scheme for decorating the tree?

I came up with my own theme and the best way I can describe it is " Candyland Glam."
It's very colorful and it involves lollipops and rhinestones! :)
But next year I really want to do Woodland Critters.

Giving or receiving?

Giving, of course!

What's your favorite December outfit?

That would be a soft cozy sweater and boots.

What's your favorite Christmas song?

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
"Hark How the Bells"
"Holy Night"
and Elvis Presley's "White Christmas"

What's your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Sorry but Bad Santa

What's your favorite December food?

Any chocolate or minty candies.

What's your favorite December drink?

Ponche Navideno, the traditional Mexican Christmas Punch. You have to try it!

How do you like to do your makeup in the winter?

Champagne or silver shimmery eyes, red lips, and a natural cheek.

Natural brown eye, flushed cheek, and rosy lips.

I also love cranberry eyes, and berry cheek and lip shades.

What are the first three things that remind you of December?

The smell of fresh pine from the Christmas tree, wood burning in the fireplace, and lush snow.

What is your favorite Winter scent?

Perfume: Victoria's Secret Angel
Candle:  Right now it's Pumpkin cheesecake, but I also love red velvet cupcake.

Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?

Well I dress up on Christmas Eve and we all stay up dancing and drinking until midnight, and then the next day I probably have a hangover so I'll be in my PJs all day! lol

What are you hoping Santa brings you?

A  leather jacket, or a new chain for my diamond pendant (it broke).

I Tag Everyone Of You! Please let me know down below! :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Favorite Pink Drugstore Lippies

pink lipstick attack! 

Nothing brightens up my day more than a pink lippy, can anyone else say this or am I the only girl? It's just something about it that is happy and cheerful about these colors, that makes me feel good. Today I could not stop thinking about my Uncle that just passed away a few days ago, and I needed to feel better so I broke out my little drawer full of lippies and had at them. As I was trying to decide which one to go for, I decided I would swatch them  to help me in my decision......leading me to this post! Oh and if you're wondering, I decided on Wet n wild 901B, but don't forget to put on a lip balm underneath this one  girls! ;)

Rimmel Kate Moss #17
Revlon lip butter - cupcake
Collection 2000 Cream puff moisturizing lip cream - 01 cotton candy
(This one is for you UK girls I got it in a swap with Sam, Thank you!!)

Wet n wild megalast 901B
Maybelline Warm me up
Avon Pout (supposed Mac Angel dupe)

wet n wild 901B
Maybelline warm me up 
Avon Pout
Rimmel Kate Moss #17
Revlon Cupcake lip butter
Collection 2000 cream puff - Cotton candy


                                 My favorite out of the bunch?  ugh so hard to decide....
                                 I would have to say Pout, Warm me up, and 901B are my favorites.

                              What is your favorite pink drugstore lipstick??
                            Please let me know, I'm always looking for that                                                     perfect pink lippy!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection for Winter/Holiday 2013

From Left to right:
Dream  -   Deep blue jelly with holo effect - So pretty! I put this on my toes and it looks like blueberries!
Payton    -  Dark purple jelly with holo effect- My favorite in this collection, looks like blackberries
Belinda   -  Metallic purple shimmer, leans blue
Cassedy  -  Metallic pewter
Seraphina - Greyish silver metallic shimmer
Mosheen - Iridescent bar glitter

I will be posting Notd's with this collection, so you can see swatches and how beautiful these polishes really are! :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

NOTD: OPI I Don't Give A Rotterdam!

I went everywhere around town looking for this beauty and could not find it! This color is like nothing in my little nail polish collection and when I saw it on Pinterest, I just had to have it! I went to seriously like, 10 stores around my house looking for this color and nobody even sells OPI around here. wtf?!
The only store that I could find that sold OPI was Target and they don't carry many colors at my store, so I had to go all the way to Ulta which is about a 30 minute drive if not more. I was trying to decide between this one and I Have A Herring Problem which is slightly darker but also very pretty. So, I'll be going back for that one.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FOTD: Mac Stereo Rose!, VS Bronzer, Mac Plink! & Revlon Bellini

I don't know why this picture is so murky, but oh well!
 I really have been loving a few new things that I got, so I thought that I would post a Face of the day!
Even though you can't really tell how beautiful it looks like in person, here goes anyways!

What's on my face today:

Loreal moisturizer (review coming soon!)
Sephora matte primer
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer
Skin 79 Dream girls Bb cream
Mac msf natural - medium
Victoria's Secret baked mineral bronzing powder- Glowing (Because I'm starting to lose my tan!)
Mac Msf Stereo Rose!! -- I have wanted this for SO LONG! I finally convinced my Dad to buy it on Ebay for my Birthday (it cost him $40!) and on the second day owning it, I dropped it and it shattered all over the floor!!!    But on the plus side, it's still useable Yay!
Hard Candy - Tiki


Maybelline 24 hr color tattoo - barely branded
Too faced- Push-up in crease and outer corner (from Natural eye palette)
Mac Vex all over the lid
Stila Kitten on brow bone and inner corner
Holika Holika jewel-light waterproof eyeliner - pink topaz
Nyc brow pencil - Taupe
Elf clear brow gel
Benefit They're Real mascara


Mac Plink! lipstick with Revlon colorburst lipgloss in Bellini on top.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lip liner Collection!! Nyx, Jordana, and Rimmel

So I've been wanting to post this for a while now, so I thought that I'd just go right ahead and do that! hehe
First of all, I NEVER used to wear lip liner! My favorite Youtuber EVER Lovepeaceandlipgloss (Gina) inspired me to try liner and most of the colors that I own were because I saw them in one of her videos.
My first one was Nyx Rose, which is a very nice pink. The only brands that I have tried so far are Nyx, Jordana, and Rimmel. I'm not willing to shell out the cake just quite yet for the high end brands. My favorite and most used lip liners would be from Nyx.

Here are the names from top to bottom:

Jordana - Sugar Plum
Jordana - Baby Berry
Rimmel - Indian Pink
Nyx -      Pinky
Jordana -  Mauvy
Jordana - Rock n' Rose (not rose at all by the way, I hardly ever wear this one it's just straight up brown)
Rimmel - East-end Snob (One of my newer favorites)
Nyx    -   Natural
Nyx    -   Peekaboo Neutral (my all-time favorite!)
Nyx   -    Rose
Nyx   -    Tangerine

Do you wear lip liner? Tell me your favorite lip liner!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Updated Revlon Lip Butter Collection with swatches!

I was just going through my lippy collection and figuring out which products that I wanted to use up, because I have way too many that I don't really use that much anymore. You know how that is, you find bigger and better products and you forget about all the old ones that aren't as great! So anyways, I was trying to get together 10 products for a Project 10 Pan. And I didn't realize how many lip butters that I actually had.  I don't really sit around all day counting how many lipsticks I have. So I thought I would share with you the shades I have as of right now. I have also had Strawberry shortcake, Creme brulee, and Cotton Candy which I have loved and re-purchased many times because these babies run out pretty quick if you really love them! But, I only allow myself to buy a lip butter after I have finished one. So right now I'm working on Pink lemonade, Pink truffle, and Berry smoothie since they are almost gone.

These are the lighter, more wearable shades, Sweet Tart being the brightest out of the bunch:

Starting from the left: Sweet papaya, Pink lemonade, Peach parfait, Berry smoothie, Pink truffle, Sweet tart.

Swatched from the top: Sweet papaya, Pink lemonade, Peach parfait, Berry smoothie,
Pink truffle, Sweet tart.

Here are the darker shades, my favorite probably being Macaroon because it's exclusive to the UK, Sam sent this one to me (Thanks girl!).

Starting from the Left: Lollipop, Sugar plum, Macaroon, Cherry tart, Red velvet.

Swatched from the top: Lollipop, Sugar plum, Macaroon, Cherry tart, Red velvet.

These lip butters started my obsession with lipsticks.  They are my first most favorite lipstick formula, second being Mac Lustre of course! I never wore lipstick before I bought my first lip butter, Peach parfait. I seriously thought that lipstick was only for old ladies. When I thought of lipstick, all that I could think of were all the "modest" shades that my Mother wore. Seriously all I used to wear was lipgloss, and now I hate most lipgloss formulas. There are still some shades that I want to try of course, the most sought after probably being cupcake which I went to get before and mistakenly bought cotton candy again! Woops! :) Hope you enjoy my little collection of these beauties!

Which lip butter shade is your favorite?  Are there any shades that you haven't tried yet that you want to? Please comment and let me know down below! <3 <3 Kirstie

Friday, September 20, 2013

Zoya New york Fashion Week

Gorgeous Custom ColorZoya Nail Polish: SS14 New York Fashion Week Custom Color Development and Show Participation.
Zoya Nail Polish continued to be a fashion force of color during New York Fashion Week by providing custom nail colors for designers Peter Som, Zang Toi, Timo Weiland and Rolando Santana.
The time required for custom color development is worth the effort; previous collaborations have resulted in increased recognition for nails as a key part of each shows individual beauty story. Brand awareness is a benefit of the recent fashion week success of Zoya. According to Leo Reyzis, Vice President of Art of Beauty (parent company to Zoya Nail Polish), “in merging the world of fashion with that of professional beauty, Zoya has created a unique custom color opportunity the benefits both the designer and the Zoya brand’. The custom color collaborations allow designers to see color via a different medium than the fabrics they are accustomed to working with. “Creatively, it gives designers a risk-free way to venture into nail polish without having to launch their own beauty line”. Overall, it’s a wonderful experience for all parties involved. As a courtesy, Zoya also suggests the designers name each color for a woman representing the collection, brand or as a nod to someone special, “it’s a bigger part of the collaboration than most people realize” says Reyzis, “naming the color makes it personal… and that’s special”. Most of the designers also choose to gift the color to show attendees, allowing everyone to take home a piece of the show right away!
Each designer nail palette was created in direct collaboration with Zoya Color Developer, Rebecca Isa, who held true to the brand commitment to provide toxin free*, long-wearing, beautiful professional nail color for natural nails.
Isa delivers an extensive background in cosmetics and a one-of-kind knowledge resource to designers taking the nail color plunge. Her cosmetics color understanding on behalf of Zoya Nail Polish marries well with that of the designers understanding of fabric allowing the color to seamlessly meld with the collections and remain as attractive in the Zoya bottle as they are on the nail.
Peter Som: For Peter Som, Isa developed three new polishes; Zoya Edie (blue cream), Zoya Alexa (green cream), and Zoya Stella (peach cream). “The inspiration for the Peter Som custom trio was - Where land meets sea… - the serene marine blue represents the water, the vibrant green represents the lush plant life surrounding the water and the soft peach is the delicate first bloom of spring flowers. Eddie and Alexa are full coverage and very pigmented so that a shaded half-moon mani can be achieved; which is exactly how the shades were worn coming down the runway”.

Zang Toi Limited Edition Trio by ZoyaZang Toi: “The inspiration for the Zang Toi trio was found at the ballet and in the beautifully lux fabrics he used to create his modern ballet babe” says Isa. “The two softer shades in the collection were a Spring blue (show name - Boy Toi) and a soft pink (show name - Ballet Babe) - both have full coverage with two coats so they are more dense than traditional spring pastels. The drama comes from the onyx black (show name - Black Swan) with a full glossy finish that looks almost like liquid vinyl. For the show Zang Toi chose to put all the models in high drama wearing the black polish with irregular stripes of matte top coat to add texture and accent”.

Timo Weiland: “For Spring 2014 the design team of Timo Weiland was looking for a rich signature indigo that would perfectly balance the blues in the beautiful collection.” The indigo Isa created for Timo Weiland “is fully pigmented and balanced so that it stays blue even with multiple coats; it flatters any skin tone and is a wonderfully wearable shade that looks especially fresh for the season”. In addition to the custom blue, the Timo team selected an existing color, Zoya Maura, as the perfect red for some looks. Models wore either solid Timo or Maura nail on both hands.

Peekaboo PetalRolando Santana: “The inspiration for Rolando Santana’s trio was the artwork of Frida Kahlo - bold, bright and beautiful. For the show, models wore a combination of Natasha (nude cream) and Sara (yellow cream), creating a nude base with a vertical yellow petal accent which was fresh and original a perfect accent to his beautiful collection” said Isa. A third color, Maria (a deep fuchsia cream) was created as a compliment to the others for the show gift box.

Fashion week also drew Zoya attention at the shows of Nicholas K., Chadwick Bell, Mark and Estel, and Alexandre Herchcovitch, all of which selected Zoya Nail Polish as the nail color and care provider for their amazing shows.
Nicholas K.: Kicking off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as the very first show, Nicholas K. paid tribute to the designing duo’s childhood memories of Native American traditions in monochromatic hues flowing from white, to tan and finally to black. For the nails, Zoya manicurists applied two coats of Zoya Noot (charcoal green-gray cream), topped by a matte and then finally a chevron “arrow tip” to each nail in Zoya Edyta (deep sparkling green).

PosedChadwick Bell: “For Spring and Summer 2014, layering color is going to be a strong trend” said Isa. Designer Chadwick Bell created his own custom layered look using several popular Zoya colors starting with a nude pink-beige base (Zoya Erin), topped by a sheer white-gold shimmer (Zoya Gaia) on most nails and then added a random accent nail of nude (Zoya Jacqueline) under a single coat of gold (Zoya Goldie) and topped that nail only with a matte topcoat. Chadwick wanted the nails to be extensions of the Anndra Neen jewelry which was also featured in the show.

Mark and Estel: There is nothing subtle or uncreative about the new world collection of design duo of Mark Tango and Estel Day, with Zoya Noot (charcoal green-gray cream) on hand the models walked the runway in solid nails that smoldered and complimented the black “cat eye” liner and Avant Garde Jewelry designs. The Made in the USA line featured monochromatic colors in untraditional Spring and Summer use of heavy fabrics and was awash with cutouts, zippers and sheers. The collection was a crowd pleaser to all senses with a live performance of the music and fashion duo for the show finale.

Alexandre Herchcovitch: Black but not basic, the Zoya Raven (satin shimmer black) and an ultra-glossy Zoya Armor top coat manicure on models added edge to the almost solidly black and white, graphic collection of Brazilian fashion design sensation Alexandre Herchcovitch for the 2014 Spring and Summer collection.
Join Zoya on the new live.zoya.com for all of latest shows, events and happenings images and follow Zoya Nail Polish (@ZoyaNailPolish) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for all of the latest looks…
*BIG5FREE: Zoya’s vegan friendly formula is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and camphor.


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Erin Giddings
Media Relations

Monday, September 16, 2013

Zoya Zenith Holiday 2013 Collection



 Seraphina: Polaris Silver Metallic. 

 Cassedy: Celestial Pewter


Belinda: Cosmic Purple Metallic. 

 Payton: Galactic Cranberry Halo. 

Dream: Deep Space Blue Halo.

Mosheen: Astro Ice Blue Topper -

 great for layering over other hues.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrialchemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

Zoya Zenith Collection
$8.00 ea. (US)
Available on Zoya.com


Giveaway winnings from Jacqeline!

  Here's my prize mail from Hong Kong! Yay! It's so exciting getting packages in the mail, especially from different countries! I won these prizes in a blog giveaway from Jacqeline, one of my favorite blogs to read.
Please go subscribe to her blog she is amazing!         http://www.beautysketchbyjacq.com/

I have never tried any of these brands, so I was so excited to test them out....especially the Asian brands since I'm starting to get really over-curious about Asian makeup and skincare!

Jacq also included a postcard from Hong Kong and wrote me a little note on the back which was super nice of her! <3   Thank you so much Jacqueline for all the little goodies, it was so fun trying everything out!

I have already tried the boscia luminizing black peel-off mask, which I really loved! It was weird at first, I've never used a black face mask before. I want to test out this Blooming of Beauty Hydrangea sheet mask next, since my skin has been so hormonal and awful lately    : (

This ParaDo  eye shadow quad reminds me so much of a Jane one I had back in the day! Now it's discontinued, so I'm glad I won this one! It also came with a cute little blush, that I cannot believe that I forgot to photograph and swatch! It's a really pretty pinky peach color.

Don't you just love this super cute Asian packaging? Just look at the polka-dots, hearts, and jeweled lid on the cream shadow!

Here are the eye shadow swatches, I can't remember if the top or bottom swatch is the cream shadow? : (

Zoya Fall 2013 Collections

Zoya PixieDust Fall 2013 Collection

Swatches from left to right

Arabella - Rich Fuchsia pink

Carter - Royal purple

Sunshine - A "Van Gogh" navy blue

Chita  --  Forest Green

Dhara - A Fiery orange copper

Tomoko - A "romantic" champagne silver....(oooh fancy description!)

                            Zoya Satin Fall Collection

Channing - A rusty or coppery red metallic

Claudine -  A striking dark meteorite grey metallic

Maria Luisa -  Gold cellophane accent topper

Giovanna - A stunning emerald green metallic

Mason -  An exciting red violet or "Fandango Pink" metallic

Neve - Sapphire blue metallic

                                  Zoya Cashmere Fall collection

Livingston - A Lush Autumn red

Pepper -  A brick red cream

Sailor -  A classic dark navy cream

Hunter -  A dark sea green cream

Louise -  Rich chocolate brown cream

Flynn -  Lush camel brown nude cream

All Zoya polishes were sent to me. All polishes available at http://www.zoya.com/

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pretty & Cute Haul

While I was in Portland I went to the Fubonn shopping center which is the largest asian shopping center in Oregon.  I went to check out the pretty and cute store and my dad had to get some of his special sweet soy sauce for his stir fry noodles and shrimp. They also have a bakery, a candy store, a bubble tea store, and a Shiseido store which I didn't get to go into since they were closed! (It was already after 11am!) Anyways this is what I ended up bringing home.....

Skin 79 Dream Girls Bb cream - I had to pick this up after watching Chanelette!
Holika Holika Jewel light waterproof Eyeliner  #8 pink topaz
Holika Holika Rosy Peach tea mask sheet

The lovely sales lady gave me some samples also!
skin 79 super bb cream
skin 79 VIP gold collection super bb cream
Lioele Intensive Time reversing snail cream
skin 79 BB cleanser

I picked up these cute little dishes in the supermarket for salt, chiles, etc..

Photo: Nose flap included lil
Me with the holika holika sheet mask on! :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FOTD Cranberry & Girls Luv Pink

One of my favorite eye looks is using a very light shimmery pink shade all over the lid all the way up to the browbone, then I go in with a cranberry shade in the crease and outer corner.
It makes me feel so glamorous and sultry when I wear this combo, that I thought I'd share it with you all.
I was testing out my Chromebook's camera here, but it looks like it doesn't capture the colors very well.
I'll have to mess with the lighting some more and try to get the hang of things.

Trying to show you the color of my blush .
Here's a list of all products used:

Mac Msf Natural- Medium
Elf Mellow Mauve blush
Hard Candy Pin-up
Elf concealer (not sure of the shade)
Maybelline Instant age rewind shade #60 Brightener/ Illuminateur for undereyes

Maybelline color tattoo- Barely branded
Milani runway eyes 05 Girls Luv Pink
MUA shade 24-pearl
Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner-nude shade
Nyc 927 Taupe-brow pencil
Elf clear brow gel
Essence I <3 Extreme mascara

Nyx #860 Peekaboo neutral liner
Mac Patisserie

Wow, I look like a deer in headlights here! haha!

XOXO    Kirstie <3

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

100th Post! Sinful Colors- Cinderella

MAC Drugstore Dupes!!

Please bare with my crappy phone camera flash pictures. I've been wanting to do this post for a while now, because I have a few things in my little collection now that are dupes for some MAC products I own. First up is Wet n' wild Walking on Eggshells trio and you can tell it has been very well loved. I was almost out of this and saw that it was a dupe for MAC Naked Lunch, so I decided to try it out and see what all the fuss was about. I actually think that the WnW eye lid color is a lot more pigmented than Naked Lunch and I think I like it more so I don't think I will be repurchasing Naked Lunch when I run out. Wet n wild and Prestige are so pigmented and buttery, and naked lunch is just kind of stiff and has little color pay off.

Mac Naked Lunch, Prestige Comet, and Wet n wild Walking on eggshells- eyelid color.
Prestige Comet, Mac Naked Lunch, and Wet n wild Walking on eggshells-eyelid shade.

Revlon Sweet papaya lip butter and Mac Coral Bliss sample from TheBodyNeeds.

Spring time meant coral lips for me, so I went searching for the perfect match. I swatched Coral Bliss in Mac and just still wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it. It looked like a nice color, but a little too bright for me.  I don't often wear bright colors. So I ordered a sample. I'm so glad I did because I actually like sweet papaya even more than i do the mac! Coral Bliss is a Cremesheen, which I don't like and has too much pink in it and sweet papaya leans more orange as you can see in the swatches. But it looks a lot better on me.

Mac Coral Bliss and Revlon Sweet Papaya lip butter.

Nyx Pinched, Mac Peachykeen, and Wet n wild Pearlescent pink.

Now I usually love my Nyx blushes, but this one has chunky glitter in it that none of my others do. It's a little gritty in texture also. Pearlescent pink is more pigmented and soft, but is a little bit powdery. My Mac purchase here was well worth it. I love peachykeen and I have a long list of more Mac blushes I want to get my hands on, but in the meantime this beauty will be getting a lot of love.

Nyx Pinched, Mac Peachykeen, and Wet n wild Pearlescent pink.

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