Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blue/brown LOTD

Hi beauties!  I have been so boring with my makeup lately.....probably because most mornings I don't have time for anything elaborate lol.  I did this look a couple of days ago, so I thought I would share.  It's not a favorite of mine, so I'm not sure that I'll be rocking this again but I did think it turned out pretty.

Please ignore the black spot of eyeshadow by my lip hahaha...I didn't realize it was there lol but this was the only pic that I got that captured the lid good.

Here's what I used:


MAC painterly pp
Inglot eyeshadows:
407P inner corner (peach/orange)
413P middle lid (pearly blue/green-similar to MAC Tilt)
372M outer lid (matte robin's egg blue)
360M above crease (matte cool light brown)
361M above that lol (matte coral)
329M darken crease (matte dark brown)
352M blending (matte skintone)
395P highlight
Physician's Formula lash booster liquid liner
MAC Feline eyeliner on waterline
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptous Mascara


L'Oreal Visible Lift in 151
MAC Careblend powder in Medium
MAC Harmony-contour
MAC Sunbasque-blush
Inglot 395P-highlight
Chanel Glossimer lipgloss in 141

Sorry that I didn't get great pics....I was low on time and just snapped a few.  Here are my favorite ones though..... and my kiddo.  She is so grown up these days!  She is going to be 12 in December and the child is about a half an inch shorter than me (I'm 5'4").  She is going to be way taller than me lol.  I can't believe she is in 6th grade....time goes so fast.  :(  I wish I could rewind and go back to the day I had her and live it all again!!  =D

Well, I hope that everyone has a great day!! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Reverse Smokey

Happy Labor Day!  I hope that everyone has enjoyed their weekend!!  I'm back to the grind  lol.  Yesterday I saw a look that Marlena did called the reverse smokey eye...and I decided to give it a try.  I did add a bit more shadow than she used on the lid because it just felt too bare for me lol.  I think if I would've added some falsies, it would have really looked awesome....but I was going for a quick look and I just am not good at getting false eyelashes on myself very easily lol.'s the look!

I pretty much wear this same look a lot during the week, the only real difference is that I'm not wearing my black eyeliner on my upper lid winged out like I always do lol. 

So....I have to say that I tried a new foundation.  I have been using MUFE Mat Velvet or HD...and I'm out of the HD and low on the Mat I'm on the hunt for that perfect foundation!  Haha.  Okay, so I was at Ulta and decided to try out a cheaper foundation (afterall, I am a student!!  hehe).  I picked out L'Oreal Visible Lift in shade 151 and I have to say that I am quite pleased!!  This honestly is just as good as MUFE HD!  It has a pump, blends super easy, is buildable, has great coverage, doesn't feel heavy or have a strong smell and it brightens my skin and seems to make my pores and skin look better!  I think I love this stuff!  Okay, so I have only used it twice we will see but so far it's awesomesauce!

I also wanted to ask you guys.....what is your favorite mascara right now?  I feel like I've tried it all and I'm really not loving anything....well, I do love one mascara....Diorshow Blackout, but it just isn't worth the money to me because it starts to thicken within two weeks of opening it and that is quite frustrating considering the price!  So please give me some ideas!  :)

I hope you all have a fabulous week!!!  <3

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hiiieee!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, I know I am!  Two days off in a row...I feel like I'm on vacay!  lol.  I've been in front of my computer for hours, reading blogs and makeup sites and ohhhh I've loved it all!  I've been quite boring with my makeup lately....and now I have some inspiration again!!  =D  I thought I would post a few makeup looks that I didn't get around to posting....

I didn't really get a good picture of the last look....which bums me out because it looked good in person!!  I also didn't get to take a pic until the end of the day on that one.  But, I thought I would share anyway!  ;)

And had to add a couple of silly pics lol.  I better go try and get something productive done now....hehe...  Have a great holiday weekend!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hi beauties!!!  I've missed blogging SO much!!  I'm sorry that I haven't posted in so has been quite hectic for me the past few months with school, work and being a mom.  I've still been reading all of my fave blogs when I get the chance, even though I don't always comment....I haven't forgotten about all of you!!  :)   I would like to welcome my new followers too!!  I swear, this hasn't always been such a boring blog!  ;)

Okay, so first is amazing!!  I'm so glad that I decided to go.  I love, love, LOVE it.  If any of you are thinking of going to cosmetology school...I say GO...and if there is a Paul Mitchell school near you, don't even think twice...GO!!!  I couldn't have picked a better school.  I've already had amazing opportunites and I'm only going into my third month.  I'm excited to see what's in store for me!  I did makeup for a fashion show called Nellie's Catwalk for Kids, it's a big benefit for kids with cancer.  It was so much fun!  After that, I joined the design team at school...I definitely want to do more fashion shows....I loved it.  I also did makeup for a fashion photo shoot and it is going to be my first publication!  I will give the details when it comes out, if anyone is interested in checking it out.  We focus most on cutting and coloring at school and I've found that I really love it.  I was so nervous on my first official haircut though....cutting on a real person is alot different than my doll head lol.  I still get a little nervous at first with each new client.  Cutting can be stressful!  But I am really rocking it out and doing way better than I ever expected to do....I guess I thought I would be horrible at it lol....but it comes pretty easily to me.  Oh!!!  I go to school with a celebrity!!  haha....well not really, but she is on youtube!  imarymac.  She is really sweet and loves makeup of course =D   We had a theme day at school a couple of weeks ago and a few of us dressed up like the 80' was a blast!  Here's a few pics of me and my bestie, Krystin (whom I met at school and we were instantly friends!) was so much fun.  I love dressing up in 80's gear lol.

Sooo.....I finally have a few looks to post too!!  Yay!  =D   I've really been rocking out some neutrals lately.....SHOCKING yes, I know!

I am still loving my Inglot palettes....of course.....I've tried using some of my MAC and I just get I'm sticking to my Inglot and the crazy thing neutral palette is my favorite one.   Of course, this look wouldn't be complete without.....

Haha....I'm such a dork.

Yesterday, I wore some purples!  Here's what I did....

Gotta love Sunday funday lol

Me and Steve



I'll try to be a better blogger, I promise!!!  =D  I miss you all!!! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hiiiii guys!

Hi guys!!!  I miss you ALL!!  I feel like I haven't been able to blog in FOREVER!!  I'm sorry that I've not been able to post or read and comment on any blogs.  School started for me and I've just been so busy.  I'm still adjusting to going to school full-time, working part-time and being a mom!  I have so many blogs that I want to read and catch up on....and I certainly will tonight.  =D  I can't wait...hehe.  I'm going to read as much as I can lol.  OMG...I LOVE school!!!!  If any of you are even thinking about going to cosmetology school and there is a Paul Mitchell Academy near you....GO!!!  The school is just amazing.  This is my second week and I just absolutely LOVE it.  This was the BEST decision that I've ever made!  The school is such a positive environment!  It has been a bit of a challenge juggling everything though....I'm working part-time and I was only supposed to be working 2 days a week and they keep scheduling me 4-5.  So, on some days....I get out of school at 5 and have to rush to my other job and then come home and do homework and get up and do it all again!  The days that I don't have to work....I've been so tired...even sitting at my computer seemed like too much haha.  But, I wouldn't change it because I am SO loving my school experience so far and I've already learned so much.  So....I just wanted to say hello really quick and as for now...I'm going to go read blogs!!!!  =D  I'm dying to see what I've missed!!!  I will post more tomorrow, since I don't have to work again!!  I hope everyone has a great night and is doing fab!!!! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

My new Inglot mattes....swatches and quick (unfinished-lol) look!

Well, the other day I heard about Inglot's new mattes and went to the website and couldn't resist myself.  I wanted to get them all but that just wasn't possible lol.  I picked out 11 eyeshadows, because on my last order I received two of the 392 mattes and one of my palettes had an empty square....and looked lonely haha.  I also bought another 10 pan palette.  I don't know why, but I seem to like those better.  I could've just bought the 40 pan palette and put all of the shadows in there, but they just store so nicely in groups of 10!  =D  My order arrived bright and early this morning!  YAY!!  I can't wait to use them.  I get kind of overwhelmed at first because I just don't know what colors I want to use first lol.  So, here are the swatches!!! (These are all swatched on bare skin)

Now, the downside of ordering right away is that you don't really know what colors you're getting.  It's better to see some swatches first.  I really like everything I chose BUT I would've maybe chose a different shade in place of the 334M because although it is different it is pretty darn close to 392M.

NEVERMIND haha....I guess they are different when swatched next to each other but they sure look similar in the pan....soo I'm glad that I got that one!  =D  (OOPS!  The pic is labled as 346 but it is 334!!) But the 383M....I don't really like....I think I meant to choose another one but it's okay, I'm sure that I'll find a use for it!  It's just so ORANGE haha.  I really love Inglot mattes...they are so buttery and silky and heavenly lol.  Overall, I am happy with my choices...and I can't wait to use them all!   Oh...they also sent me a sample of foundation....which strangely enough is my color!  I used it and I really like it!  I am going to use it again to make sure....and if I still like it, I'm going to place an order.  They sent me YSM cream foundation in 43.  It feels really nice going on...and it's buildable and I would say medium to full coverage.  It's not heavy at all and I think it actually helps control oil.  My face didn't look nearly as oily after 5 hours as it does with my MUFE HD foundation.  I am so excited!!  Not only that, I checked the website and it's only $15!!!  That is a fraction of my MUFE HD!!  Yippee!!  I'll keep you guys updated on that!  :) 

I was running late yesterday when I started this I didn't have time to post it...but I was so overwhelmed by all of my new colors that I ended up using neutrals lol.  I only had time to snap a quick pic....and I don't even have all of my mascara on lol orrr any lip products...but you get the idea!  I'm wearing the YSM foundation too!  :)

I hope everyone is having a fab friday!!!! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

My MAC eyeshadows and swatches (oh and VS. Inglot!)

Hello makeup addicts!!  =D  Ok, so the other day when I posted my vanity and collection pics, Mrs.Makeup said that she would love to see my MAC collection more here it is!!  I'm just going to do my eyeshadows and pigments in this post.  I'll do my lipstick/glosses/blushes in separate posts.  I hope that you will find this helpful if you are curious about certain colors!  Here's a pic of the shadows and pigments...I tried to kind of group them a bit.

I have 12 pigments (including samples) and 30 eyeshadows.  I'm going to start with the pigments first....

All of these were just swatched, no base, no primer.  My favorites are Melon, Golden Olive, Teal, Violet and Push the Edge.  Oh and Naked.  I love MAC pigments.  If I didn't have my Inglot eyeshadows, I would still be using these!  (haha ;) ). 

Now for the eyeshadows.  I tried swatching these on bare skin like the pigments....but that didn't work out so well.  So, I put some Painterly paint pot on my hand and then swatched them again.  I had to work at getting some to even show up, like Gesso for instance!  I honestly don't know why I even bought that.  It's no wonder that I never used it!  I couldn't even get it to swatch over anything.  So I didn't even show that one.

These next ones swatched pretty easily (mainly the first three which are LE, mega metal eyeshadows....these are probably the best eyeshadows that MAC has ever made, IMO).  I swatched these over bare skin with no primer or base.  I had to layer it a little on some more than others. 

Odalisque is probably my all time favorite MAC eyeshadow!  Most of these shadows are frost finishes, and veluxe pearls.  Now onto the pinks and purples!  I swatched these on bare skin with no primer, no base.  Of course, I did have to add more than others when swatching. 

And some more.....

Of course, I saved my two favorite MAC purples for last!  :)   Parfait Amour is the only MAC eyeshadow that I have actually hit pan on! 

I have to admit....doing this post has made me love my Inglot eyeshadows EVEN MORE!  To swatch an Inglot take your finger and barely touch it and then voila! you have an amazing pigmented swatch.  To swatch these MAC shadows, I had to rub my finger and get a ton of product and then repeat several times.  The time it takes for me to do my eyeshadow has dramatically decreased since using my Inglot eyeshadows.  They are a dream to blend and are SUPER pigmented.  You barely use any product at all!  Not only that....Inglot eyeshadows have 2.7g and MAC has 1.5g andddd my Inglot eyeshadows were $4.50 a piece because I ordered more than 10 at one time and my MAC eyeshadows were $14.50 a piece (excluding the LE eyeshadows which cost more).  So, just in my MAC eyeshadows (excluding my pigments) I have spent around $450 for those 30 eyeshadows.  I spent $153 for 25 eyeshadows (I had 5 already) and three 10-pan palettes at Inglot.  I could  just about own every darn eyeshadow at Inglot for the $450 I spent at MAC....LOL.  It just blows my mind!  I really thought that MAC had the best quality eyeshadows....but Inglot is BY FAR the best of the BEST.  Now this, of course is just MY OPINION lol.  =D 

Maybe I should have a blog sale and give these MAC eyeshadows a good home??   Part of me wants to depot them and put them in palettes....but I know that they are just going to sit there, untouched!  What do you guys think?  Should I sell them or do you think I should just keep them? 

The ABC's of me....tag! (and a purple and green look)

I've seen this floating around and I think it's fun!  So, here's the ABC's of Dani!  =D

A. Age: 35
B. Bed size: King
C. Chore you hate: Scrubbing bathtubs....let me do anything else please!  haha
D. Day: Monday, June 6th
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee
F. Favorite color: Purple!!!
G. Gold or silver: Silver, white gold, platinum....just no gold, not for me ;)
H. Height: 5'4"
I. Instrument: I played the clarinet and piano
J. Job Title: Mother, student (as of next week!!) and bartender/server
K. Kids: 11 year old daughter, Kailey and two furry kids....a dog, Max and a cat, Leo
L. Live: Ohio
M. Mom's name: Jodi
N. Nicknames: Dani, Dani-girl, Sissy (my sister always calls me sissy or sis...she never calls me by my name lol), kiddo (my mom STILL calls me kiddo haha), my boyfriend calls me honey, love or babe, and of course....mama or mommy =D
O. Overnight hospital stays: I've only stayed when I had my daughter in 99...other than that though, I've had several with my daughter (in '00 for 5 days, 01' for 6 days, 08' for 5 days)
P. Pet peeve: Hmmm....  I dislike when people are rude, not using simple manners like "please" "thank you" and "you're welcome" and chewing your food with your mouth open (ewww).
Q. Quote from a movie: "Your little girlfriend gave me the STINKEYE in class yesterday" Juno...I love that movie!!
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 1 brother, 24 and 1 sister, 22.  I was 11 when my brother came along and 13 when my sister came along!  My sister and I are really, really close and always have been! 
T. Time you wake up: During the week, by 7am....and on weekends 9-10
U. Underwear: Um.....yeah.  haha....
V. Vegetable you dislike: I LOVE veggies!!  But I'm not crazy about all...
W. What makes you run late: Spending too much time on my makeup lol.  OR waiting on my daughter!!
X. X-rays you've had: Just routine dental x-rays, MRI for my knee when I tore my ACL, CAT Scans (for my headaches) and one on my wrist....I think that's it!
Y. ? (there wasn't anything there lol)
Z. Zoo: Love the zoo!!  I love animals!

There ya have it!!  =D    This was fun lol.... 

So, here is a look that I did Saturday!!

I definitely liked this look.  I got lots of compliments at work and my boyfriend really liked it too!  I feel bad even writing down my product list because as you all know, it's Inglot eyeshadow!!!  I seriously don't ever touch all of my other eyeshadow since getting my Inglot palettes.  All of those pretty MAC eyeshadows sit untouched lol.  I can't help it though!  Inglot eyeshadows are just SO much easier to work with and are way more pigmented.  I <3 them.  Okay, here's the product list anyway haha....

NYX Milk
Inglot eyeshadows:
414P-lid and lower lashline (this kinda looks teal...but it's's probably because I used a white base lol....but I find that the Inglot eyeshadows seem to work best with Milk for me.
445P-above crease and blended into the 392
74AMC-define crease
Wet n Wild liquid liner and Physicians Formula liquid liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon (eh, not liking this mascara)

On my face, MUFE HD foundation 125.  MAC Harmony-contour, MAC Peachykeen-blush and 395P for my highlight.  I'm wearing MAC Viva Glam V lipstick.  =D

Well, I hope you liked my ABC's and LOTD!!!  Anddd I hope that everyone has a fantastic day!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally....a FOTD post since I was MIA for a few days! :)

Hi guys!!!  I'm sorry I've been a terrible blogger!  I've been MIA!  ;)  I couldn't wait to read all of the blogs that I follow!  =D   I've been wearing boring makeup most of the week because I was so busy....  Yesterday, I did wear some blue though!!  I hadn't really used my bright blues too much in my Inglot palettes and I've been wanting to use them but I wanted a more toned down look with them and this is what I came up with....

I liked the way this turned out...I would rock it again lol.  Here's what I used:

NYX Milk-lid and Black Bean-lower lashline
Inglot eyeshadows:
378M-lid (dark matte brown)
415P-crease (pearly bright blue) and middle lower lashline
419P-above crease and blended into the blue (pearly army green)
372M-define crease (robin's egg matte blue)
407P-blending (pearly orangey melon color)
352M-browbone and blending (matte skintone)
371M-inner and outer of lower lashline blended into the 415P (this is a bright matte blue)
Wet n Wild and Physician's Formula liquid liner (I like the PF for the's SO precise)
MAC Feline-waterline
Maybelline Lash Stilleto Voluptuous mascara

I'm wearing MUFE HD foundation and MAC Harmony-contour and MAC Peachykeen-blush and then I added a bit of NYX Peach blush and 395P for my highlight.  On my lips, I'm wearing MAC Viva Glam V and MAC Cremesheen glass in Richer, Lusher.

So, I liked this look...but it wasn't a super LOVE.  What do you guys think?  I did really like my brows though lol.  After seeing  Meme's eyebrow tutorial, I feel like I'm shaping my brows better.  Her brows are always perfect!  I have such sparse brows that it's hard to get a shape and also get them even (ugggg) lol.  So, thanks for doing that tutorial Meme!  =D  I love seeing other bloggers do the picture tutorials.  I pick up little tips on each one!  I love it!  Anyway, I hope all of you have a wonderful day!!!  I have a few blog post that I need to post (awards and mac collection pics) so this may not be the last post today lol....  =D

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A brown/green look and some of my usual ramblings... ;)

Hi everyone!!  I've been so busy the last couple of days and I haven't been able to post anything, but I've definitely jumped on to at least check everyone else's blogs!!  :)  So, I went to my school on Thursday and signed all of my final paperwork (for those that just started following me, I will be going to the Paul Mitchell Academy for my cosmetology license) and I'm SO excited!!!  My first day is June 14th!!  I can't wait!  I will be in what is called "core" class for the first 6 weeks.  During that time, we basically learn the books.  I will be going full-time Mon-Fri.  I still can't believe that at my age, I'm finally going after my dream!  =D  

So anyway, here's a look that I did yesterday.  I had really liked the green that I used in my neutral look and I really wanted to use it again.  I tried it on my lid and didn't like it and removed it and started over lol.  I love my Inglot eyeshadows but I am not really crazy about the pearls as a lid color (obviously the green was a pearl lol).  I decided to use browns with my green and this is what I came up with.!

I felt this was pretty neutral for me too!!  ;)  Here's what I used:

NYX "Milk" jumbo eye pencil
Inglot eyeshadows:
378M-lid (dark matte brown)
352M-browbone and down to lid (matte skin color) for blending
419P-crease (pearly army greenish)
407P-a bit above crease (pearly orange-melon color) blended into 419
418P-inner crease (pearly green) blended into 419 and also the lower lashline
Wet n Wild liquid liner along with Physicians Formula Lash Boosting liquid liner
Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara
MAC Feline-waterline

On my face, I'm wearing MUFE HD foundation in 125, MAC Harmony-Contour, MAC Style blush (thank you, Bailey!!! =D ) and 395P for my highlight.  I'm wearing MAC Bare Again l/s and Draw me Close lipliner. 

I felt like this look was super neutral boyfriend said that my makeup was really "toned down" that must mean "neutral"  Oh no!!  What's gotten into me??!!  Two neutral looks this week?  Haha....  Don't you worry your pretty little heads off because I rocked some purple today!!  ;)  It wasn't super dramatic though....

Well, I'm glad that you enjoyed my makeup collection post....Mrs. Makeup mentioned seeing a more detailed post of my mac collection (and I will do that for my next post!) and I'm curious if there is anything else that you would like to see?  Or any looks that you would like to see me do?  Please let me know because I would love any suggestions!!  I appreciate all of you reading my blog!!!  I hope that everyone is having a GREAT weekend!!!  :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How I store my makeup and where I put it on....!

I love seeing how all of you store your you organize it.... and where you get to have your beauty shrine!!  =D  haha.  I've been meaning to do a post about mine and I finally did!!  Okay, so I used to put my makeup on in the bathroom and the bathroom counter was where I sat.  While this wasn't real comfortable lol.  I bought a mirror and I would sit in front of my window to get the natural daylight...and that worked for a while....but then winter came and most of the days were dreary!  Which means no light!  So, I went and bought a lighted mirror.   I would set it up in my bathroom and move a chair in there and do my makeup there....but I just really wanted a vanity.  I looked at them online and longed for a REAL the ones here:
I just couldn't justify spending that much money on a vanity table.  I looked and looked online but I just didn't see anything that sparked my interest like the vanitygirl vanities!  My boyfriend kept saying he could "make" me one....he told me his ideas of the lighting, etc....and said I would save so much money for basically the exact same thing.  He is brilliant, I tell ya!  haha. 

We went to a few stores in search of a desk....I knew the size that I wanted and exactly where I wanted to put it.  I wanted it to match my other regardless of where I put it, it would still look good.  I found the perfect match at Target!  It was only $99.  I can do that!!  Honestly, while it was perfect at the time....I probably wouldn't mind a bit more space lol....and if I decide to upgrade then the desk will go with my furniture haha.  I went to Lowe's for the mirror and the lighting.  I picked out two light fixtures and each side has 3 bulbs, so there is a total of 6 bulbs.  I bought the daylight energy bulbs that equal 40watts.  Let me tell you, this gives off perfect light to apply makeup!  I found the stool at Home Goods and it was $50 and it even lifts up, so I store my hair dryer, hair straightener, curling iron, etc in it.  I love it!  I bought organizers at TJMaxx for the drawer and I store my most used makeup inside.  I switch out things I'm not using for newer items, and I seem to rearrange this area frequently lol.  I store my brushes in a holder that is orginially for pens, etc.  It has three one is for eye brushes, one for blush brushes, and the other for face brushes, etc.  I have a pen holder that holds my NYX jumbo eye pencils and then another that holds my mascaras, another for lipliners and eyeliners and then an organizer that holds lipsticks, primers, concealers, foundation, etc.  So, here it is!

I definitely wouldn't mind a bigger desk now haha. 

So, here's the drawer.  The left container has my mac eyeshadows (oh the space that I would free up if I would just depot and put them into palettes) on the bottom (and two inglot pigments) the top left are my mac pigments and mac pigment samples, the middle compartment has my paint pots, gel eyeliners, concealer (I just use this one for my brows) and my browzings (which I use for the wax).  The right container has my blushes on the bottom and above it are random eyeshadows, etc.  and my UD DeSlick powder and MAC Careblend powder. 

On top of the desk...right mascaras, NYX jumbo eye pencils and other pencil bases, that ceramic container is for qtips

My brushes are beside that....and they need cleaned!  =D

My palettes are beside the brushes.  I really only use the Inglot palettes.  There is an UD palette that I've used one shadow out of and also the Sleek Bad Girl Palette (which I have never even used yet!). 

Then beside the palettes is another organizer.  That has my daily brush cleaner, nivea lip balms, visine (I use that for pigments if I want to use them wet) and then my lipsticks and glosses.  I also have my face primers, foundations, eye primers and creams in it as well.

So, there ya have it!!  =D  I definitely want to re-organize.  I've seen some really awesome set-ups!!  I would like to depot my mac shadows and put them in palettes.  Then I would have that drawer for alot of other things.  I also want a lipstick/gloss organizer.  I hate how I have mine right now.  I've been meaning to get some of those bead thingys for my containers too...especially for my brushes.  I didn't take pictures, but there is a cabinet on the other wall...inside that, I have makeup that I just never use and hair products...oh and my lashes...I have a small collection of false lashes...and I never seem to wear them lol.  Anyway...I hope you enjoyed seeing my collection and such!!  =D