Thursday, April 30, 2009

fotd - last november

Here's a face of the day look I posted on specktra some time in november 2008.

Primer: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel
Undereye Concealer: MAC Studio-Finish Concealer NW20
EDM Mix of Olive Fair, Light Olive, Beige Neutral, Buff Linen (all in intensive) and Golden Medium (original Glow)
Blush: EDM Cookie Sheet

Eyeshadow Primer by Catrice
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, set with Urban Decay's Zero Deluxe eyeshadow
Mascara MAC X in black
Inner corner of eyes: Barry M 27 (white eyeshadow with heavy golden glitter)

Lips: Rimmel Lipstick in Temptation 166, MAC Lustreglass in Venetian

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


from a few days ago

The nail polish is by a company called Perfect Chic and I love it. :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Miniature Birds

a non make-up related post.

I've seen this posted several times, and even tho I am late I will still attempt to do this.
So, here is what you need to do:

1. Put your MP3 player/ iPod/ itunes library on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

• IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" You say? Guest Room (by The National)

• HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Peace beneath the city (by Iron & Wine)

• WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Five on the Five (by The Raconteurs)

• HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Good to Sea (by Pinback)

• WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? O my heart (by Mother Mother)

• WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? Night of the furies (by The Rosebuds)

• WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Riptide (by Laura Veirs)

• WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Do you remember (by Jack Johnson)

• WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Attention (by The Raconteurs)

• WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? We'll never sleep (Rilo Kiley)

• WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? No Sunlight (by Death Cab for Cutie)



• WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? Dust me off (by Tilly and the Wall)

• WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Hook and Line (by The Kills)

• WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Good Old Vinyl (by Jim Noir)

• WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Q-Chord (by Sunset Rubdown)

• WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? you say yes i say yes (by Veto)

• WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Us ones in between (by Sunset Rubdown)

• WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS? Miniature Birds (by Grand Archives)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

mia - missing in action

Hey guys,
sorry I have been neglecting this blog, but i am quite busy and exhausted these days.
I will update and post again once I feel like I have the time & energy.

A big welcome to all my new lovely followers tho. You guys have no idea how ecstatic I am to have 48 followers. Rock on!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

eotd - greens

This will be part 1 of the greens series. I got a little bored and started experimenting. Needless to say I have been very much into the browns/neutrals lately and it's nice to add a little colour to the eye. :)
The first green eotd look will still be quite neutral.

Excuse the lighting in the pic, I have a hard time getting perfect lighting, that's why the pics look a bit different from one another. :)

Products used:
• Catrice eyeshadow base
• NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean as base in the very outer corner of the lid - to smoke out the look a bit
• Stila dark green (?) eyeshadow on top of black bean and lower lash line [the dark green looks like the one from the Sea Foam duo]
• Everyday Minerals Cypress on the middle of the lid
• MAC Illusionary (from the illusionary/burning ambition mineralize duo) on the inner corner of the lid and the brow bone
• MAC Burning Ambition in the crease
• Maybelline Liquid eyeliner in Black
• L'oreal double extension mascara in black (waterproof)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

fotd - today, neutrals pt 2 ♥

face and lips:

MAC Select Studio Finish concealer in NW20 (to conceal under eye circles)
Everyday Minerals in Sweet Almond - intensive
Urban Decay Fetish Blush
MAC HK tinted lip conditioner in pink fish


Catrice eyeshadow base
MAC Satin Taupe as wash over the lids
Urban Decay Zero in the in the outer V
MAC Woodwinked in inner corner or eyelids and tear ducts
MAC Shroom on brow bone
Maybelline liquid eyeliner in Black
L'oreal double extension mascara in black

FOTD (yesterday) - I love neutrals

the face and lips:

MAC Select Studio Finish concealer in NW20 (to conceal under eye circles)
Everyday Minerals in Sweet Almond - intensive
Urban Decay Fetish Blush

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Beige

Tools used: Everyday Minerals Flat Top Kabuki & Italian Angled Blush Brush (Coastal Scents)

the eyes:

A - MAC Illusionary from the Illusionary/Burning Ambition Mineralize Duo
B - MAC Shroom
C - MAC Woodwinked
D - MAC Satin Taupe
E - Urban Decay Deluxe eyeshadow in Zero (outer V)
F - Shroom as High light on brow bone
Maybelline Liquid Liner Eyeliner in Black
L'oreal Double Extension in Black

I applied Catrice eyeshadow base all over the Lid up to brow bone, then first applied Shroom on the brow bone (area f) and on the inner third of the eye lid. In the middle of the lid (area C) I applied Woodwinked and in the outer third (area D) I applied Satin Taupe. Then I applied Illusionary by the tearduct on top of shroom (area A). In the outer V I applied Zero (area E) - a dark slightly shimmery greyish black - to deepen Satin Taupe and give a bit of a smokey look to this neutral warm look.

Tools used:
The Black Deluxe Shadow Brush & Pink Round Crease Eye Brush (purchased thru Coastal Scents)
MAC 239 & MAC 217

new stuff

I finally caved in a few days ago and got a MAC Pro Palette (15 pan). I obviously had to put my new refill pans (Shroom and Satin Taupe) in straight away. :)
Yes, it looks like I am building my first MAC palette. :)

I also received MAC's Woodwinked as a gift from my baby's aunt. :) I immediately depotted it (watch Koren's tutorial here: ) and put it in the palette too.

Woodwinked looks like a rich brown in the pan, but is more of a golden, coppery brown and much lighter than you'd expect it to be.

Furthermore I got myself an amazingly yummy smelling and moisturizing hand cream with grape extract from a store called Golf. It's a chain here in Israel, that's kinda like H&M and Ikea. Like you have one for clothes and then there's Golf & Co. that also sells houseware stuff (pots, plates, sheets, towels, etc) and creams and such.

A friend of mine also got me some lipstuffies as bday prezzies: One Lip Balm with Vanilla scent...yum! As a sidenote, I love anything with Vanilla, Almonds, Coco and Coconut. I also received two lipglosses by Markwins ( - the guys that also do Wet'n'Wild and Tropez. One's clear and the other one's a nudish peach colour.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

MAC - a rose romance collection

Oh my, have you all seen the promo pics for this collection? I can't wait for it to come out. I will be all over it! Especially the blushes! Possibly the Fix + with Rose, a lipstick and lipglass and maybe the nail lacquer. :D

Check out tempalia's blog for more pics!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mineral foundations

As you all probably know I am a lover of Everyday Minerals ( ). A huge part of my collection consists of mineral foundations, blushes, concealers and eye shadows. I have been using Everyday Minerals foundations since October last year and I love it. It took me quite a while to find the right shade and that is why I have a variety of different shades. However, I do believe that the ones I'm not using at the moment will be useful during the summer months. It is also good to have a few that match, and some that are lighter and darker so you can mix them according to your current skin tone. I have also been able to help friends with finding the right match, because I have quite a few to choose from.
Most of the formulas that I have are in the intensive formula, although I have a sample in semi matte and one in matte too. I do like coverage, although I don't need it. ;) So, I think next formulas I will be getting will be in matte and semi matte.

I have never been a foundation wearin' kinda gal, simply because most foundations eventually break me out - apart from the fact that I find traditional foundations way too heavy. But with Mineral foundation I have no problems what so ever and I get amazing coverage!

Highly recommend it. You can even order a sample kit for free many a times, until you find the right shade and formula.

Here are my full size foundations all in intensive formula and a starting/finishing dust. My current match is Sweet Almond.

I also have a bunch of sample sizes. The one I really like is Buttered Tan which will hopefully be a match once I have a bit of a tan. (I do use this sometimes tho, I have to admit, to give me a bit more colour.)

[sorry about the picture quality]

The only other Mineral foundation I have tried is by a German based company called Catrice. The coverage isn't all that great, nor does the colour match. I also suspect that this foundation broke me out strangely enough, although the ingredients seem to be the same as EDM.

As for concealers I only have EDM concealers and I am quite happy with them.

Mint cancels out all redness & is great for people with Rosecea
Abbot's Perk me up is a salmon shade that is used to neutralize dark undereye circles
Lavender (Out of Stock at the moment, I believe) can be used to brighten dull yellow skin
Pearl Beige - diffuses light away, can also be used as a highlighter

[sorry about the picture quality]

Hope this helps those of you who have been thinking about ordering from Everyday Minerals.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

disappointed with shroom

I am so not happy with shroom, thought it would make a great highlighter, but i have to say it doesn't do much for me.

I hardly see it, actually all I see is a slight sheen and the colour totally disappears into my skin. It's probably too close to my NC25/30 skin tone to actually show.

Have a look at this picture.

first swatch MAC's Shroom, 2nd is Barry M's Dazzle Dust in NO 27.
I think I will return shroom.
Do you have any recommendation? The colour I am looking for ought to be lighter than shroom...more of an white to off-white colour, with slight sheen or shimmer to it, no frost finish tho.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

fotn - last nite - another neutral look

(showing off my tattoo)

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 - for my undereye circles
Everyday Minerals - Sweet Almond, which seems to be a perfect match right now
Everyday Minerals - Morning Cup Blush

Catrice eyeshadow base
Everyday Minerals Autumn Afternoon
MAC Satin Taupe
MAC Mascara X
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner in black

Loreal Lipgloss, dont remember what

Sunday, April 5, 2009

bday - my trip to mac

Turned 27 today and received a MAC gift card from my lovely friends! So decided to drag my boyfriend to MAC today. Actually he offered and I gladly accepted.
To my surprise the MAC store also sells Pro Products, so I decided to go for the refills instead and leave some money (not much since MAC is more expensive here) on the gift card.

I wanted to get Vanilla and Satin Taupe, but Vanilla was sold out so I got Shroom instead.
I am so glad they have the refill pans, yay.
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