Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Lipsticks

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Wet n Wild fans might be  excited to see this new extensive collecction in collaboration with Fergie. The range includes various new lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, gel liners, mascara, eyeshadow primer, and nail polishes. Let me focus on a three of the lipsticks and give you some idea of the quality of these new products.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tutorial: Heart of the TARDIS (Ft. Mon Ennui)

Greetings from the Dark Side ^_^ 
Who wants a Doctor Who inspired look? I  know I do!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Preview: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection


I literally *just* came back form Walgreens and I wanted to share my findings~ I was so giddy to see that the new Fergie collection by Wet n Wild was on a huge display. I am really impressed by the various new products and I am really excited because I love Wet n Wild! I picked up some goodies for me and some to do a Get the Look giveaway with ;) I wanted to swatch everything, but just as I was ready to photograph the swatches my camera's battery died D:<
So, I will settle with just showing you a little preview of the products I purchased.

1. Lipsticks in Saraghina, V.I.Pink, Ferguson Crest

First Impression: ROC Deep Wrinkle Filler

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Years Tutorial: Mystic Midnight

Greetings from the Dark Side!
Are you all ready for the New Year? Well spend your New Years Eve with this Mystic Midnight look~!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Impression: New Maybelline Vivids

Products from 2013 are already popping up in various stores. My recent trip to Walmart ended up in finding various products that are not technically released until January, and yet there they were! One of these finds is the new Maybelline Vivids lip colors. I picked up four of the shades. For my first thoughts on these lip colors stick around :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Swatches and Comparison: Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Collection

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I don't think anyone was as excited as me when I heard about a new collection of Maybelline Color Tattoos! I absolutely love Color Tattoos and I own almost all of them. I stalked my local drugstores to look for these, but I had no luck. When I went to Walmart, I was surprised to see a huge display for the new Metal Color Tattoo collection and I bought all five of the new colors. I want to share swatches of all five shades as well as some comparison swatches. Hopefully, this will help you determine whether or not you are interested in buying any of the new colors or skipping out on them.

Here are the five 

Tutorial: Artoo Girl

Greetings from the Dark Side ♥

Being super obsessed with both makeup and Star Wars means that those two categories sometimes come together to create some super geeky makeup. I was inspired by my latest acquisition of the Black Milk Artoo Dress and created this R2-D2 makeup to go with my dress. This look is super fun and I loved it! It is perfect for parties and for comic/anime/geeky conventions ^_^ If you want to know how I created this look, then stick around and let your inner geek jump with glee at the sight of this!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Updated Skin Care Routine

Hello loves!

I've been meaning to post this updated skin care routine for some time now, but I wanted to wait a little longer just to make sure I was sure about all the products I wanted to mention. Skin care is the most hard to discuss subject for me because 1) I have terrible skin and 2) every one has different skin and will react very differently to the same products. Because of this, I find it a challenge to review skin care products or to talk about my skin care routine. Recently, I gained some confidence in this topic because my skin has improved some much in these past couple of months. So, without further adieu, here is my updated skin care routine with some mini reviews for each product :)

First Impression: Anastasia HyperColor Brow & Hair Powders

Greetings from the Dark Side :)

As you may have noticed, I love bright hair colors! If I could I would want ALL of my hair to be a lavender color. But alas, my hair is very dark and I would inevitably ruin my hair with all the bleaching I would have to do to get my hair to be almost white.

I am not the only one who does not like to bleach my hair (even though I still do!), and so many others who seek to have bright hair colors use alternative methods of hair color. One of those methods is hair chalk. The brand Anastasia Beverly Hills has released something similar to hair chalk called HyperColor. They say that unlike hair chalk, HyperColor "is ultra-pigmented, safe for cosmetic use on brows and eyes, and won't dry your hair out". These are wipe-on hair colors that wash off safely and easily from the hair so it is ideal for people who don't want to commit to semi-permanent hair colors.

I wanted to test these out to see how they work. I have both my natural dark brown hair and bleached hair to work with, so I have the advantage to testing how these work on dark versus light colored hair. Let use see how they did!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tutorial: Red Velvet and Icing

 Happy Holidays Dark Siders :)

It is so very close to Christmas and I just realized it! It is time to get out your glamorous outfit and put together a kickass holiday makeup look. I created this look using neutral eyeshadows, a pop of white on the eyes, and a glam matte red lip. To make this even more glam, I added a red crystal on the corner of the eye. You can wear this for Christmas or New Years, or for any event you choose. Hope you like it!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

FOTD: Minimalist Holiday Look (Ft. Armani Holiday Palette)

Hi hi!!

Holiday season is upon us! And everyone is scrambling to find outfits and makeup looks to wear for the holiday parties. I love to play around with gold, red, and wine colors, but not everyone likes to wear bold eyeshadows, even during the holidays. I created this very easy, neutral, minimal look perfect for many occasions. I wear this to work or work-related events, and so I wore it to my office holiday party just recently. It gave me a perfect opportunity to share the Armani Holiday 2012 Palette as well.

Products Used
-MAC 'Painterly' Paint Pot
-Armani Holiday 2012 Palette #1
-L'real Voluminous Eyeliner Pen
-Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara
-Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup #4
-MAC 'Eversun' Blush

For this look, I used the lighter of the two eyeshadows on the lid and the darker on the crease and lower lash line. I used the neutral-colored lip wax for a nude lip.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Haul: Lime Crime!

Another Lime Crime Haul you say?

Yes! I could not resist buying some more of their new products. Lime Crime is one of my favorite brands and I have been using them for about two years now.Because of that, I was tempted to get the limited edition hand mirror. I LOVE hand mirrors with handles and I am quite the Lime Crime collector, so I had to get it. If you want to see my haul, then stick around :)

1. Limited Edition Fairy Tale Mirror 
There is not much to say about this. It's a mirror and it is freaking cute. It is not the most well-made mirror, but it is sturdy and detailed. I mostly want this for collecting purposes so I won't be using it much.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tutorial: Ice Princess

Greetings from the Dark Side :)
A huge welcome to any new readers and a big thank you to all of my followers who continue to read my posts ♥

Today I have a wonderfully glam winter look using blue and silver eyeshadows. This is the perfect way to use color on your eyes for a winter party or just to reflect the icyness of the colder months. Blue is not the most wearable shade for most people, but I think this is not super overwhelming and it still has a soft effect on the eyes. If you want to recreate this Ice Princess look, stick around~!

Also, I will be having a "Get the Look" giveaway tomorrow for this look. So, you will have the chance to win most of the products I used to achieve this look! :D

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Review: Love Alpha Summer Gradually Compact

Greetings from the Dark Side ^_^

Today I want to share with you one of the Love Alpha eye and cheek palettes. This has 8 eyeshadows and 2 blushes. It comes in a small, portable compact. For swatches and a review, keep reading :)

Price and Availability
$7.07 on the KKCenterhk website~

This palette includes:
-a sparkly white
-a light shimmery silver
-a gunmental silver
-a dark semi-matte black
-a vibrant metallic emerald
-metallic emerald/olive
-metallic auqa with gold duochrome
- a dark and smokey amethyst 
-baby pink blush
-a vibrant watermelon pink

First row with the lightest blush

Second row with the darkest blush.

 Product in Action
For this eye look I used the white (inner corner), the aqua/gold (lid and lower lash line), the black (outer V) and the silver (crease).


I was pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation of these eyeshadows. They are all either shimmery or metallic, so matte-lovers beware! But, for those of you who love shine and sparkle, well then this should be a product to consider. Most of the colors are very pigmented and go on as pigmented as they swatch. The two greens and the blue are particularly gorgeous!

Two things that I did not like about this product are the texture and the smell. The shadows have a talc smell that I really do not like. Obviously, you won't smell them when you apply it on your eyes, but just opening the palette is awful because I can smell it! The texture of these is both good and bad. They feel very buttery rather than powdery which is good since it makes them more pigmented. But, this texture also makes it difficult to blend the eyeshadows, so you will have to work a little harder to blend these really good.

The blushes are...meh. They are okay, but somewhat powdery. They are nothing too special in my opinion.

Overall, I really like the colors and the pigmentation of the colors. Would I purchase this with my own money? Well the price is not bad at all, and it is actually quite a bargain for the colors. Be wary of the smell and the possibility that you might have trouble blending the eyeshadows. 

Rating: 7.5/10

*Product shown was sent for consideration and review. All opinions stated are my own.

Review: Solone Gel Like Smoody Pencil 'Red Wine'

Greetings from the Dark Side :)

Have any of you ever tried the brand Salone? This is my first time ever trying the brand. I tried an eyeliner pencil called "Gel Like Smoody Pencil" that is supposed to be water proof and fast-drying. If you want to know my experience with this product, stick around :D

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Legend of Zelda Series: Princess Ruto

Greetings from the Dark Side!~

If you ever played Ocarina of Time, you will remember the annoying Zora princess! When she is younger and as Link you try to rescue her from Jabu-Jabu's belly, she is the biggest brat ever! She makes you carry her and she is bossy ARGH! But besides that, I always thought that Ruto and the rest of the Zora looked really cool!

This look was inspired by the blue shades of her skin, but I wanted to make the look a bit more wearable and girly to reflect her personality. I added some pretty blue gems to represent her earrings and the by the Zora's Sapphire.
Princess Ruto. Not my Image. Found through Google Images.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Black Friday Haul: Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Deborah Lippmann

Greetings earthlings! (Yes, I like to pretend that I am an alien 0_o")

Let me continue my incessant hauling with a high end makeup haul! I hardly buy high end department store makeup because they are expensive as hell, but once in a while I like to look around and see what interests me. I was lucky to have a Neiman Marcus gift card so I splurged on a big Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Lippmann haul. Armani makeup is fantastic, but usually too expensive for my liking. I only owned one Armani product before this (Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow), but I would say that I greatly expanded into more Armani products~

*Something that I am not showing in this haul is a gift with purchase that was included in my order from Armani that has various samples of makeup and skin care.

1. Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup #4
Yes! I got sucked into the hype of this new fluid makeup. It was quite pricey, but it seems like a really great everyday base for the skin. It doesn't have amazing coverage, but it looks so natural and looks like SKIN. I choose the color #4, but  I probably could have gone with #3. The color blends in very well into the skin though, so it is not a big deal. And as you can see from the pictures below, it is such a different "foundation" since it is oil-based and comes with a dropper dispenser.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Update: Upcoming Posts and Finals

Hello all of you lovelies!  I hope you had a better Monday than me!

I want to write this quick update because I might not be very active on my blog for the next week. This is the last week of my Uni's Fall quarter, and I have four 10 page papers to write by the beginning of this Thursday. Not just that, but I have finals starting at the beginning of next week. It could not be the worst timing! The Skyrim Dragonborn DLC is coming out! But oh well. Work first, play later. I really want to get my work done before posting anything. I just finished my very first paper a couple of minutes ago. My second paper is actually on Harry Potter, so that is going to be so fun to write!

This doesn't mean I won't be posting anything, but I will have to be very meticulous with my time. I have tons of things that I want to post and so little time to do it! So far, my schedule only allows me one post from now until the end of Thursday, so I want you to help me out a bit. I have a few posts in mind so let me know what it is that you want to see ;) Some possible posts are:

1.  Updated Skin Care Routine (products and mini reviews)

2. Legend of Zelda Series: Princess Ruto (look and tutorial)

3. Shiro Wednesday ( a look using Shiro Cosmetics)

4. Armani/Chanel Haul

5. Return of the Look: Wakka/Lulu Look

So there you go! Let me know in the comments what post you want to see the most. If you want something other than what is above, you are free to request that as well :) Thank you so much for being patient and totally awesome! If any of you are also in school, I wish you luck with any assignments and/or finals!

Monday, December 3, 2012

November Hits and Misses 2012

December is upon us already! How fast this month has passed!~

I've been trying out a lot of new products this month, so a lot of this month's favorites are older products I use in my daily makeup routine.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Black Friday Haul: Lime Crime

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I am not a huge fan of Black Friday. I don't know about all of you, but it seems just like a huge hassle. I was glad that many companies have online deals for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and I took advantage of the great discounts to get some new things. Lime Crime had a 30% off sale for Black Friday and they had just released some new products as well (that were not on sale). I literally JUST got this in the mail about an hour ago, and I am just so exited to share this haul with all of you! If you want to see what I bought, stick around :)

1. Velvetine in 'Red Velvet'
This is a new range of velvet lip colors! They are long-lasting matte colors that seems perfect for holiday parties. I love the packaging! Very Christmas-y! As of right now there are only two shades, but maybe there will be more? I chose Red Velvet, the deeper red of the two. The color is very gorgeous!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

FOTD: Sparkle and Color

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Lately, I have been in between using a lot of color or sticking to really neutral looks. Today's look is definitely very fun and colorful.
Firstly, I parted my hair differently in a way that shows off most of my lavender colored hair. No I did not die it more. It is just shown more this way.
Secondly, I used some Lime Crime products (Alchemy Palette and D'Lilac Lipstick) to get even more color on my eyes and lips. The eye makeup was inspired by a picture that Rose Shock posted on her FB page~
Lastly, I used the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity 'Pure Opal' to add some beautiful sparkle and shine to my eye look :) Hope you like it!

Here is the look without the sparkle and with my glasses~