15 Mar 2010

Avant Garde Fashion Look

I love the dramatic, avant garde makeup looks that border on insanity. This look was inspired by black, as I wanted to use black lipstick but still keep the look very high fashion looking, and not gothic. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Be brave and rock it!

Products used:

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ foundation (Nr. 15),

MAC Paint in Stillife, MAC eyeshadows in Solar White, Copperplate, Print, Dazzlelight, Maybelline white kohl pencil, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, false lashes from ebay (no name brand)

MAC Spiked brow pencil, MAC Carbon eyeshadow, Margaret Astor clear mascara

Illamasqua powder blush in Intrigue, La Femme blush in Lilac Champagne, Ben Nye Greystone e/s

Essence black eyeliner, Barry M lipstick Nr. 37, MAC So This Season Lipglass, MAC Glimmergloss in Blackfire, MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Young Punk

Thanks for watching! :)

9 Mar 2010

St. Patrick's Day Nails

This is the first nail design I've ever done and I know it's not perfect, but I think it would be really fun for St. Patrick's Day! Somehow this is looking a lot cooler in real life than on this picture. I hope you enjoy it. What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day this year? Do you celebrate it?

When I lived in Montreal I always saw the big Paddy's Day parade, then drunk the night away in an Irish brew pup with friends, swilling green beer and listening to Irish folk music. Ah, the memories of my student days!

Nailpolish I used:
Illamasqua Smash, Illamasqua Rampage, Misa Green With Envy, Essence white tip painter, Seche Vite topcoat

8 Mar 2010

Alice in Wonderland

I went to see Alice in Wonderland today in 3D and had a great time! What a lovely fairytale! I personally liked it a lot, although the film has gotten some negative reviews. Meh, whatever, I went purely to delve into Tim Burton's vision of Wonderland and it was a thrilling adventure indeed. I love how he re-interpreted the fantasy world, the rich colors, the mesmerizing costumes of all the characters, the makeup - it was a visual feast. Storyline comes second in such a movie, in my opinion. When I go to see a 3D movie, I want to have a visual orgasm. I don't care too much about the story. The same reason I loved Avatar - great movie, awful story. But really, who cares?? I'm there to enjoy the ride, that's all.

I loved all the costumes, how cute were all the versions of Alice's blue dress? Her red dress at the palace of the Red Queen was so couture! Stunning!! I also thought the Cheshire cat was so cute, I loved how his coloring was gray and teal. I was very inspired by the movie, so as soon as I got home tonight I ordered this wig:

I hope it arrives soon!! It's being sent all the way from China, gotta love cheap deals on eBay. Can you guess what it will be for?

Anyway, if you are into 3D movies and just want to be entertained for 2 hours, I definitely recommend you check out this movie.

5 Mar 2010

Pink Romance Spring Look

This soft, romantic and elegant look is perfect for spring. Soft pink and lilac shades, couples with cool grays. Pair it with some colourful earrings and you're all set!

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ in 15, MAC Cremeblend blush in Joie-de-Vivre, Lancome Blush Subtil in Highlighting Rose

MAC Bare Canvas Paint, Mehron Paradise pallette (Pastel) for the pink base, MAC eyeshadows in Crystal, Swish, Smut, Shale, Print, Vanilla, and Vellum, MAC Kohl pencil in Feline, Lancome Artliner in black, Illamasqua Volume mascara, false lashes from H&M

Rimmel Vintage Pink lipstick, Margaret Astor Gloss

Illamasqua - Wink

3 Mar 2010

Illamasqua Wink

This nailpolish is fantastic! What a beautiful colour for spring, it's a pastel lavender cream which applies smoothly and evenly. It's maybe a tad on the thick side but overall this color is gorgeous! It's a part of their spring collection, which has 4 different pastel shades, including also a pale blue, a minty green, and a chickadee yellow shade.

Illamasqua is available online at illamasqua.com , at department stores in the UK, and through Sephora online if you're in the States.

Right now, Illamasqua is also holding a nailpolish competition, where you get a chance to design and name an upcoming nailpolish shade, which will be produced by Illamasqua! You will also receive a bottle of the winning polish if your entry is chosen. How cool is that?

Here are the details! Good luck.

Illamasqua is asking finger fetishists the world over to submit a description of their dream nail varnish colour, for their chance to make it a reality.

Run in conjunction with luxury retailer, Selfridges, this incredible competition is giving nail varnish fans the world over the opportunity to push their imaginative boundaries further than ever before and design their very own perfect shade.

Entrants must explain in no more than 50 words what inspired their unique choice, and provide an image or photograph to illustrate their big idea.

The prize? Two winners will see their dream colour created and sold exclusively at Selfridges in London, Manchester Trafford and Birmingham from October 2010. In addition, they’ll receive a bottle of their winning colour before anybody else!

The winning entries will be selected by a high-profile judging panel consisting of legendary make-up artist Alex Box, nail artist to the stars Sophy Robson, Selfridges’ Beauty Director David Walker-Smith and Pixiwoo.
The rules:
In 50 words or less, submit a description of your dream colour and the thinking behind it – please include pictures to illustrate your inspiration if possible.
Entries must be submitted in one of the following three ways, no later than
14th March 2010:

Via email:
Via blog post: competition@illamasqua.com
Via mail:
c/o Illamasqua

6-8 Amwell St

One entry per person. Competition is open to entrants globally.