July 24, 2015

Swatches ~ Lipstick in Apres Chic, D for Danger, Whirl & Dangerous by #maccosmetics

I haven't bought any Mac products in quite awhile so I started looking at swatches for colors that I thought would compliment my skin tone. They came out with a ton of matte lipsticks but only three of them caught my eye.  The 4th Apres Chic is one that I had for awhile but never got around to swatching or wearing for that matter.  I'm not big on wearing lipsticks during the summer primarily because I don't wear foundations... only powders.  Lipsticks make me feel totally made up so I shy away from them in the summer and keep the colors neutral on my face.  Below are swatches of these colors.

July 19, 2015

3 Month Post-op from Upper Eyelid Surgery #blepharoplasty #eyelidsurgery

3 Month Post-op from Upper Eyelid Surgery

I'm exactly three months post-op from my eyelid surgery and my eyes are still changing.  I can say that finally all the feeling has came back into my eyelids and my eyelashes are now going in the same directionA lot of people ask me if I would do it again and the answer is always yes. I can see much better, although there is still 50% vision loss in my right eye due to Coloboma which you can read my story here.  Overall, i'm very happy with this surgery and I can't wait to see what my eyes look like six months from now.

July 17, 2015

Swatches ~ LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipsticks + Video

LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipsticks

After buying the Sephora Lip Stains, I've completely fallen in love with the liquid lipsticks now.  I ordered mine online from allcosmeticswholesale, they were $11.98 at the time I ordered them and now they're $13.98, which is the same price on the LA Splash website.  As you can see in the photo, there are various names for them, but they are all liquid lipsticks.  

July 13, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring The Deluxe Italia Matte Palette

10 Week Post-op #blepharoplasty #eyelidsurgery

I was playing around with The Matte Italia Palette and created this look to make a video, it's so hot here in LA where I live that I just don't feel like wearing my wigs.  Having thinning hair has it's good, it's keeps my head cool whereas the wigs, has me sweatin bullets!

July 10, 2015

Beauty ~ Comparisons Between Mac 275 Angle Shader Brush and Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush

Mac 275 Angle Brush and Sigma E70 Angle Brush

When I sit down and play in my makeup, I'm always grabbing two distinct brushes, the first one is my flat shader brushes and the second are my angle brushes. I have two angled brushes that I love which are by Mac and Sigma. I'm sure there are other brands of angled brushes out there but I ahve never had a need to try any other brands for some reason.  My favorite is by Sigma just because it's slightly larger and covers the part of the lid right above the crease.  This has been really important to me because when you have hooded eyelids, accentuating the area right above the crease opens up the eyes just a bit more.  Now that I have had #blepharoplasty, upper #eyelidsurgery, I no longer have that problem.

July 9, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring The Italia Deluxe Matte Palette

Italia Deluxe The Matte Palette
I used to think that the only inexpensive eyeshadow palettes around were those from bhCosmetics which I own at least 4 of them.  But the problem that I have with those palettes is that all the mattes and shimmers are mixed together.  Well to solve my problem, I went searching for an all matte palette on eBay and to surprise I found one!