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Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial

I might have another post just like this somewhere…haha, but here is a 2011 one!

put a medium, sorda dark brown shadow on the crease and blended out

this is the color i used, its from a random palette


put a bit of black eyeshadow in the crease

put the medium brown color from my bronzer all over the lid to help blend. It’s the NYC mosaic bronzer in Mocha Glow

add liner and highlight brown bone with a beige color


Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Eat lots of chocolate bunnies!

Since Lent is ending I can finally have milk tea/tapioca drinks again. You know how a lot of people after coming off from Lent, they say “I don’t even miss (whatever they gave up) anymore” ? Well, as for me, I’m gonna have at least two milk teas tomorrow, just because I can 😀


Milani EOTD

This is the post best friend has been waiting for…hahaha

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I did a sultry brown look because I was discussing with my best friend that I was bored and that I really wanted to go out, but didn’t have anywhere to go so instead I blog! I wanted to do a video originally, but I couldnt get the camera set up in a position where I could sit and you can see my whole head so maybe some other time…

Oh yeh, and I did a kinda tutorial too!

Products used:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Medium Beige [not my shade but I just used it since I knew I would wash it off soon]

Milani shadows

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Jane mineral gel liner
NYX Slate jumbo eye pencil
Wet’n’Wild waterproof eyeliner in black

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Jane Be Pure Mineral Gel Liners

I know these Jane liners isn’t big news to many, but it’s new to me because I just got them! So I’ll just put in my two cents about it, since my opinion seems to differ from other bloggers about these particular liners…

Here are the Jane liners with the Coastal Scents liner in the middle. The Jane gives you 0.17 oz/5 g. of product while CS is 0.11 oz/3 g. so with CS you get a little less. They cost about the same, but if you can get the Jane ones on BOGO, then they you’re really only pay a few bucks each!

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This picture was taken with flash

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Without flash

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I feel like the CS liner is a bit more pigmented than the Jane black one. The one gripe I have with the Jane liners is that their texture is super dry! I really have to work my brush in the liner for a while to get product onto my brush and it makes it harder to apply too because its like tryin to put a dry pencil eyeliner on your eyes and it skips places and you gotta go over it twice to get good color. I mean I guess I should have expected that since these are basically the cheapest gel liners out there [oh wait, now that I think about it Wet n Wild has cheap ones too! never tried them though], but it seems others have had better luck with them. I did not care for the brush, the bristles are not in a straight line, like some parts are thicker than others so it makes for imprecise application. However I’m decided to use these Jane brushes as a backup eyebrow brush, so that’s cool.

I continue to use the Jane liners because I had a bad experience swapping so I didn’t really want to do that [unless someone can make me an offer I can’t refuse! haha] and I like the brown color! It’s hard to use, but I still try to make it work cuz otherwise I would need to buy another brown gel liner in a different brand. So yeah, they’re ok. Good for beginners… I have a feeling that you would have to use the liner pretty much daily so that the top doesn’t dry out and get like a dry skin that you have to break through to get to the more moist liner underneath it. I would give the Jane gel liners a 7/10 nuts. The price is good, pigmentation is good, it’s just the texture that’s EH to me. I don’t think I would repurchase though haha sorry.

And in an effort to make up for lack of posting, I have a FOTD for you all too! So I was going to visit my friend and they were gonna have a going away party for her cousin during the daytime so this was my FOTD

I kept it neutral and light since it was in the afternoon. Oh yeh and I used the NYC white eyeliner on my waterline, so I don’t know if you can tell but it really opens up my eyes!

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I forgot to apply mascara before, but this is after mascara

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Face Products:
– Revlon Colorstay in Fresh beige on t-zone, Medium beige on cheeks

– Neutral Estee Lauder quad with grey, brown, shimmery tan and matte cream

– MAC Elegant Peach lipglass [LE] on top of NYX Circe

I did the matte color all over, then the grey in the contour, some brown in the crease and the tan on my lid under the contour. It’s boring haha and it’s what I do almost every time.

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This is my friend Audrey, the one who’s house I went to. I love her and I wish we could see each other more often, unfortunately our schools are 2 hours away from each other!

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She let me trim her bangs

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And she let me do her eye makeup! Super gorgeous!

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I hope she doesn’t mind me posting these HAHA. Don’t worry audge, you’re a star! Oh yeah, my bruise in that pic…you wouldn’t believe me if I told you where I got it. So Yeah haha

I have my “monthly visitor” so it’s kinda a yucky day for me, but I’m gonna try to enjoy the sunshine anyway! YES SUN FINALLY! Hope you enjoy your day too!

Any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment or e-mail at!

Dollar Store Find!

Thanks to Anna who generously donated these to me! Haha

Ten Beauty eyeshadows

I barely believed it myself…

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The bottom 6 colors are shimmery and the top 3 are semi-matte

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Silky eyeshadow in “wheat”
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The color got a bit washed out by the flash in the next pic

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I used #1 [the numbered swatches above] in the contour, number 2 along the upper lashline, then 3 for highlight. I didnt realize those other colors, the ones I used on the highlight were pretty shimmery, but luckily I didn’t use much because Kim Kardashian says you never use a shimmery highlight! The eyeshadows were applied on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion.

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Get some at the 99 cent store!!!

EDIT: “the single shadow was from the dollar store and the 9 shadow one was from target for like $2.99. But I bet I could have gotten it at the dollar store also cuz they have the brand there… haha” – Anna

Thanks for clearing that up! I was kinda thinking they wouldn’t sell that whole palette fo ra dollar haha

Fall FOTD and Tigi Review

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In the Fall I’m seeing a trend of deeper lip shades like plum, wine or deep red colors. I don’t really have any, but this looked dark on me [it looks deeper in person]. It’s NYX lip pencil in Iced Coffee which is supposed to be a nude but I was playing around with dark lipsticks last night and I guess when they mix together, it looks like this!

I used Adorned with Grace Captivating [chestnut brown] all over lid and AwG Pure [almost matte cream] as highlight and layered NYX Sahara as highlight too.

TiGi Fashionista Color Safe Conditioner
~ 12.99 for 8.5 oz

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This was my first foray into higher end hair products, and it worked ok. Mostly I wanted something that was safe for color and would be good at detangling because my hair is really fine and long too so it turns into a birds nest sometimes! The Tigi conditioner was sufficient at detangling, but it didn’t seem to be extra moisturizing or anything like that.

I don’t know if i got a bad batch or something, but it’s supposed to be grape scented, but smells like rotten grapes! or smells off, I don’t know how to describe it. Like grapes mixed with poo…I dont know.

And if that wasn’t enough, look what I found the after the first night of using it….

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Part of the conditioner changed colors! To a yellowish brown…that part that is brown used to be at the very top and its now covered by some more regular colored conditioner. The only reason I could think of that it would change colors is because the first night I placed it on the window sill in the shower so maybe exposure to the sun changes it color? I don’t know…but I have to say I’m disappointed. I would think that they charge higher prices for a reason and that I would be gettin my money’s worth, but not with this. I wouldn’t repurchase. I would rate it a 1.5 out of 5.

Did anyone else experience this with Tigi Fashionista or any of their other products?

Adorned with Grace [t123] Minerals EOTD

Ok, I’m not gonna lag anymore, here’s the tutorial!

Adorned with Grace Minerals is a mineral store that has not yet opened, but they went through a testing phase where those lucky enough to catch it could sign up to receive pigment samples and test them out and then give feedback. I majorly hauled her eyeshadow and blush samples because the prices during the testing phase were CRAZY good and I saw it as a golden opportunity, so I bought a bunch! Sorry, I don’t mean to make people sad that they missed out on the testing phase, but I wanted to explain how I came across these pigments and also spread the word! As soon as her store opens officially, I’ll let you know!

On another note, the owner and creator of AwG Minerals, Franchesca, is one of the sweetest ladies. She provides the most awesome customer service and is just nice to chat with in general! 🙂 Anyhoo, on to business…


I used milk of magnesia as a base and then applied Golden Copper with mixing medium to the lid.

I then applied chestnut brown wet to the crease, concentrating it on the outer crease.

Then I applied Bronze Mahogany in the outer V. “Mahogany” looks weird when you spell the word out…sorry, random. It looks all stripey now because the colors aren’t blended.

This is after blending. I had to blend with a damp eyeshadow brush because once foiled pigment dries, it pretty much stays put! But that’s a good thing!

The finished product

I rushed the eyeliner that’s why it looks weird. Never rush your eyeliner! It is black shadow and mixing medium.

There ya go!

Sultry Brown EOTD

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I’m messing around with Flickr and I’m still not sure how to use it so my post will probably look funny. I really like how the pictures came out this time though, yay!

Products Used:

Face: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel, EM Medium Beige Summer, EM Medium Beige, EM Photo Album Blush

Eyes: Milk of Magnesia, Pantina brown gel eyeliner [as a base], The Body Shop shimmer cubes in gold chiffon [inner lid] and rich bronze [outer lid], Rimmel Underground Liquid Eyeliner