Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Awards Avalanche & An Apology

OMG this is WAY overdue--I'm so sorry, mNg!!

Was tagged FOREVER ago by the completely lovely (and infinitely patient) mNg of I’m Not Skinny-So What? for the following awards/memes:

& the Would You Rather Beauty meme!  My sincerest thanks and most humble apologies to my friend, who passed along these awards/tags to me in good faith and has had an incredibly long wait for a response from me.  Bad Lizzy!!  No chocolate ;P

So, want to know more about me, as stipulated by the various rules/questions posed by these honors? Jump in with me!

Uhhhggghh...fix it!!

FOTD:  I'm not even gonna put the day I wore this, SO far behind, ewewEW! XP

Point is--there was a day, not terribly long ago, that I came home and wanted to play with the sparklies.  I was in a happy kine mood--which is saying something on a weekday, because I tend to get pretty taxed by the j-o-b.  I had recently received some new-ish samples of the Friday the 13th ("F13") collection by Meow Cosmetics **ducks a thwack from Christa**.  I also picked up a couple of UD 24/7 eye pencils from my local Sephora during my hunt for Dad's Day presents.

I did my thing, primed, blended, patted, blended, get the idea.  And the look was


Well, the lip color was pretty alright...
Not that it was an epic fail or anything, it just wasn't what I was going for.  I wanted some flash and wound up with something way more washed-out than intended.  Wanna see how I fixed it?  Jump!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Last Day to Enter: TOXiD-LOTUS.NET 100 GFC Followers Giveaway!

Alright, lovely people, today is the last day to enter Manda's 100 Followers Giveaway over at TOXiD-LOTUS.NET, featuring an incredible array of makeup goodies by My Pretty Zombie, Black Rose Minerals (both of whom donated items to the prize), High Voltage Cosmetics, Morgana Cryptoria, Essence, and Wet n Wild!  You really DO NOT want to miss this ;D

Photo courtesy of TOXiD-LOTUS.NET
This generous giveaway includes the incredible Husbandry Afflictions trio from My Pretty Zombie; this soon-to-be-released (July 16th) set of gorgeous can be seen on Manda's blog here.  The giveaway closes at 11 PM PDT tonight, so y u no enter yet?? Get over there and grab your chance at these pretties!!

MKA and good luck to all!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway: Glitter is My Crack

The name always makes me smile ;)

Good morning, lovely readers!  Beautiful Blix over at Glitter is My Crack is having a pretty neat giveaway--want to see what's up for grabs?

What a haul!! Pic courtesy of Blix at Glitter is My Crack
Blix is giving away the entire 1920's Collection of lipsticks (in pots) recently released by Morgana Cryptoria!  These shades are so very cool and retro, I know I'd love to have them :D  She's including the lip wands from e.l.f., her fav way to apply these lippies.

But there's more:  Blix is throwing in BOTH the Shifty Eyed AND Murder Mystery eye collections as well as some lovely pale jewels of her own.  Time is running out to enter, so go visit the giveaway post now!

MKA and good luck ;)


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nail'd & Polish'd: Summer Giveaway!!

Summertime, and the giveaways they are aplenty!!

Cindy over at Nail'd & Polish'd (who does amazing NOTDs by the way, so if you haven't already done so, folks you MUST go check her out ;D) is hosting one giveaway of pretty summer polishes:

Photo courtesy of Polish'd Cindy ;)

Photo courtesy of Polish'd Cindy
Pretty, yeah?  I think the lip gloss and the mini with it would be pretty universally flattering and the trio of matte minis just SCREAMS Summer!!! doesn't it?

Go on over to Nail'd & Polish'd and enter to win here!!

My Girls MJ & TY

FOTD: Saturday, June 11 2011

(Whoa, almost a month late, this post...eeuughh)

I finally got a break in my recent streak of working weekends that lasted three straight and decided to play with my recent goods from My Pretty Zombie (MPZ).  I had posted a previous look around the time I first got the order (see that post here), but it used a sample that was a GWP and I wanted to bust out the full sizes ;D  Even better--I got to do this look during the day, so I have pics in (gasp!) natural light as well this time!!

My MPZ girls: Maryjane and TaraYvonne <3 ya sweeties!!
Of course, I had to do the flash pics also, more after the jump!

Monday, July 4, 2011

(not) Making It Up: Testing

Have you seen? Gossip Cat's blog has gotten a makeover! Check it out: (not) Making It Up: Testing

Friday, July 1, 2011

Linnaeus Cosmetics: 9 Days to Launch!

Pre-Launch Festivities and FOTD

A couple of weeks ago I was returning from a lovely dinner at my dads' home when I saw the following in my Twitter timeline:
Alright all you awesome bloggers out there, want free LC samples?
Well, bless my soul, who wouldn't want to get in on that??  Turns out, the lovely and very kind Marin, creator and proprietress of Linnaeus Cosmetics (the "LC" referenced above) was offering samples of some of her yet-to-be released shadows to help promote the upcoming launch of her new website,