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