Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Disney Nails~

 I have a new and pretty nail set, once again, done by Atlas Studio
I had three girls working on me, but I believe the nail artist I had majorly this time was Hana[?]

It's a classic Disney nail set featuring Bambi and Patch from 101 Dalmatians and a pretty tea set.

A few of the insane details. I think this nail set took the longest on record for me, 5 hours.. But, even the tea pots and cups are super detailed with flowers~

I'm always so amazed what the artists can do with a tiny brush on a nail surface...

My cute 3d portion with floral work and a bow to 'tie' it together<3

I love Atlas Studio, their nail techs and their atmosphere and I can't wait till my next nail set.

[[For those that are curious, these are my natural nails. Kinda crazy, huh?]]


Small but adorable Christmas gifts~

Hehe~ So, my friends family/ usually give money of little handmade goodies, but I did come out of Christmas with two little cuties. One for my phone/purse and the other to hang in my car.

'Shi ro ku ma' from San-X Sumikko Gurashi line~ 
All the little characters have some kind of back story, like the polar bear likes warm climates, the penguin ?has an identity crisis and is unsure whether he's a penguin or a kappa.  Then, little tonkatsu is the last bit of katsu left on the plate who is mostly fried bit and a tiny piece of meat. They all like sitting in corners and are very cute.
 Then I got my second molang plush to really start my collection growing<3  He has a little suction cup to attach to my car window.
 Cute little plush butts.
I'm so very thankful for my Christmas prezzies but these two are so photogenic and asdhjk~
 My mini molang with my larger molang plush from Emii [that she sent me for my birthday].

I might have a think for marshmallow type plushies.

Hope you liked seeing my cute babes~


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, review~

 Wahoo, my first Naked palette! Tbh, the first two didn't strike my fancy especially since I had a lot of those UD shadow pots and/or similar shades. I'm queen of neutral colours basically.
But, this palette really drew me in. I mean 'rose hues' is the theme of the set~ And, as a rose hued kind of person I kind of had to have it;;

 ^^ Packaging~ Okay, so I kind of hate that the casing is tin. It makes me kind of nervous of dropping it  and eek, I just really don't like metal packaging... I mean I guess it's easy to wipe down to clean it and it will look nice just as long I don't dent or scratch it...
 So the package comes with little trial versions of their eye primers. I LOOOVE their eye primers, I personally use the original primer potion on a daily basis. I was kind of afraid the little samples would be pots since that would mean it would be a one time use per package. But happily it's a squeeze pouch so it's easy to close and keep in good condition for a few uses.
 Dun dara dun! The colours! Apparently these are all new shades so that's really exciting! I tried filtering it to show off the correct tones;; There's really no justice done compared to how it glows in person.

The palette also comes with a crease and shadow brush... Good quality but I prefer my own brushes over the given one.
So here are my swatches, in order, using the original primer potion as a base~

Strange: matte bone/cream colour
Dust: flesh/pinky glitter
Burn out: perfect light rose gold metallic
Limit: matte pink/taupe
Buzz: purply, pinky glitter
Trick: pink copper metallic [similar to half baked but more pink to it]

Nooner: pinky/purple taupe matte
Liar: rose bronze glitter, metallic? I can't figure it out but it's pretty..
Factory: golden metallic with a little dark pink sheen
Mugshot: Dark gold/brown glitter
Darkside: Mauve brown metallic
Blackheart: Dark dark brown, almost black with red glitter

Like all Urban Decay shadows, they're incredibly pigmented and have little to no fall out and are just silky soft like a butterfly's wing~

The palette is so worth the $52 USD price tag! I'm just hoping the release the colours in the palette separately down the road if I need a refill;;

 My eyeshadow look using the palette~
On the lid I used, Strange and Dust.
On the inner crease, I used Limit.
Then, the outer crease I did in Nooner [totally in love with this colour] and darkened the outer crescent with Liar and Factory.
Finally, I highlighted under my brow with Strange.

I then gave myself a strong winged liner, brought some of Nooner on my lower lash line and highlighted my under eye with UD's Vanilla [not from the palette;;] to finish it off!
 Pretty rose eyes~
[On a random note, I'm totally going to try filing in my brows with Limit to see how it fares, I feel like it would be my perfect brow colour...]
How do you feel about the New Naked 3?
Do you own any Naked Palettes and which is your fave?


Friday, December 13, 2013

SAMMYdress winner is~~~

Nicoleta A.!

I have sent you an email ~
Thank you to everyone who entered, this was really fun and I hope y'all enjoyed this as much as I did<3


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Elsa, from Frozen, Transformation

Okay, so, my Elsa from Disney's Frozen makeup look was more popular than I thought it would be;;
I also ended up getting more requests for it than I expected. I'm not entirely sure how to explain it but hopefully doing the step by step will be helpful at best. Ie; why I call this a transformation rather than a tutorial. Though, I will try tutoring as much as possible through out~

SO! Let's get started!

 Fresh face/ Base
Item used: Clinique BB+ Vassen cocoro blue circle lenses [review]
 Concealer/ Blended
Item used: Makeup Forever concealer
Highlight/ Blended
Item used: Clinique brightener
Compared to my face, Elsa's highest points are around her mouth, across the tip of her nose, forehead and cheekbones. So I have to make those planes on my face pop out.

 Contour/ Side view
Items used: Tarte bronzer in Park Ave. Princess

Elsa has a round almost square face, so I have to block mine out and reduce my jawline since mine is long and sharp. Her cheekbones are very prominent so I have to heavily contour to create the same lift and dimension.
Item used: Urban Decay's brow kit + Dolly Wink's brow mascara + black eyeshadow

Elsa's brows are relatively straight  but have a long and slightly arched tail. Her brows lift slightly at the start so I tried mimicking that and I gave my eyebrows a fixed position but it works.
Nose contour/ profile
Item used: Tarte Bronzer

Elsa's nose is thin but flares at the top and bottom. I had to keep a harsh edge on my nose in that shape to make my nose bridge appear to be that shape and blended out the side to look like my nose casts a shadow in that forced perspective.

I also had to make my nostrils appear shorter because mine are a bit larger than Elsa's. [This is where, you will have to decide how your face needs to be contoured in comparison.]
[Remember highlight brings the features up and out, while contour sinks the features.]
I also noticed Elsa's nose tip is shaded, giving her almost a animistic nose, just slightly. IT kind of reminds me of the nose shape used in 'Cats', the musical.
Blush+ Powder highlight
Item used: Buxom blush in Breathless+ Etude house Marie Antoinette collection, highlight 

Blush is applied to the apples of the cheek, which give her that flushed appearance and also makes the face look rounder. Blush is also applied on the widest part of the nose.

Apply the powder highlight where the nose indentation is, especially for me to hide the contours of my actual nose. I also applied it above my lip and along the thin part of the drawn in nose.
 Eyeshadow/ Eyeliner+false lashes
Items used: Urban Decay's eye primer, white eyeliner for base [so the purple pops], Kat Von D purple eyeshadow + icy shimmer, MUD red blush + Urban Decay's Zephyr + Dolly wink #2 lashes

Like her eye shadow, my blending is concentrated at the inner eye near my nose rather than my outer eye.
The eye colours can also be debated but I felt like a purple and red combo was the right way to go.
Also, keep in mind the red is a a modified 'cut crease' rather than a blending out of the purple.
On a random note, why the heck did they give her an 80's eye almost blended right up to her eyebrow?
It's not cute on anyone. Blend that under brow highlight to diffuse that red out a bit....
Then wing the liner out almost like it will meet the tail end of your brows.
 Under eye/ With false bottom lashes
Items used: Dolly wink nude eye pencil + MUD red blush+ Dolly wink #13 lashes

To make my eyes look larger I lined the outer corner in the nude pencil, then under it smudge some of the red under and run that along your inner corner.
Apply bottom lashes along the red eyeshadow, meeting your winged liner+ false lashes.
 Top lip liner/ Full lip liner
Items used: MUD Mauve lip liner

Elsa's lips are quite thin and especially compared to mine. I had to conceal my lips and I applied the liner drawing in a thin top and bottom lip shape.

Completed lip
Items used: Clinique lipstick in Angel red+ Buxom blush + lip gloss

Apply the lipstick on top of pencil, then clean up around the lip with concealer. Best trick for making lipstick life proof and smudge proof is patting a powder on top, I used the pink blush then apply gloss to remove the matte look.
 Freckles up close/ Completed face
Items used: brown and taupe eye pencil

And that's it!

This is by no means a 'natural' or even 'wearable' look for every day. But it makes for a good costume or stage makeup look. It looks great from straight on or 3/4 angles.

Finish it off by sweeping your hair and bangs back and braiding your hair to the side.

You can also go a bit more extreme by photo shopping your hair platinum and adding a cooler filter~


But yepp~ That's how I transformed into Elsa from Disney's Frozen using makeup!

I really hope is was easy to follow and was fun to see!