The Summer Season: Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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The Summer Season: YSL Peach Passion Rouge Volupte Lipstick

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #029

Happy Mother’s Day!

How’s your Sunday treating you? Mellan (for all intents and purposes, my kid!) & I would like to wish all of our lovely moms the very best, most relaxing Sunday of the year!

Both photos above are from when Mellan was just a wee puppy (he’s almost two and half years old now), and he always was a sweetheart.  A nagging, pleading, begging-with-those-eyes kind of sweetheart, that is!   The mini-photo set inside the larger photo has always been one of my favorites, because the dog loves to put anything in his mouth, including himself.  He won’t hold anything for long, but if you give it to him, he’ll mouth it up.  Such is life with a little lab!

I made sure to get all of my homework and studying done on Friday and Saturday, so I could spend Sunday hanging out with my Mom.  (Though, to be honest, I think she’s more excited to see her Mellan than me!)  I love my Mom more than I could ever say.  She is a such an enormous part of my support system.  She’s always there for me, and I can talk to her about anything.  Every year, I appreciate my Mom (and my Dad) more and more–for all their sacrifices and the challenges they had to endure from us kids.  Love you Mom!

Feel free to comment wishing or telling your Mom why she’s so amazing (or why being a mother is so amazing–even if you just have fur-babies)! 🙂

MAC To the Beach Look: Humid, Shimmermoss, and “Sweet & Punchy”

MAC To the Beach Look: Humid, Shimmermoss, and “Sweet & Punchy”

If you’ve been collecting MAC for years, you and I both know that we own near-dupes of coming attractions, no matter how pretty the newest, shiniest thing may look. Since MAC To the Beach is out in the UK already, I thought I’d try a look using some of the products from the faux peek earlier this week. I used True Chartreuse as a base with Lucky Green eyeshadow layered over it to fake “Sweet & Punchy,” so if you have your To the Beach goodies, try using that on the lid instead 🙂

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply True Chartreuse pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Lucky Greeneyeshadow on the lower lid. Next, apply Humid eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. With the 239, apply Shimmermoss eyeshadow into the crease directly and then blended towards the outer corner and lid. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #7L eyeliner on the lower lash line and Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sun Rush lustre drops on the apples and upper cheekbones. Then, apply Hipness blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Thrills lipstick first, and then layer Sugar Overload superglass for a complementing lip.

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