Monday, October 4, 2010

Contest Winner + FOTD

I've tallied up the votes and used Random.Org to select a winner... and the winner is:


Congratulations!! I will email you by the end of the day for your contact info :)

Thanks to all who entered and, of course, stay tuned because I'm sure I'll get a wild hair and do another one at 250 or something!

Ulta was running a 40% off NYX sale online and in store, and since my store has a terrible selection, I decided to order online. I had a $3.50 off coupon as well, so not including shipping, I spent a mere $13. How cool is that?

I will take some swatch photos later and put them in another post, but I got:
- Iced Mocha eyeshadow
- Kiwi eyeshadow
- Lemon/Lime jumbo eye pencil
- Iced Mocha eye pencil
- Thalia lipstick
- Chestnut lipgloss

I used some of the products in the upcoming FOTD, everything is good so far except for the Lemon/Lime/whatever eye pencil. It goes on looking very green but after blending it a little to prevent creasing, it turns really sallow and yellow, and leaves behind nothing but sparkles. I'll work with it some more to see what I can do though. I'm thinking I should have gotten Horseradish instead, as I needed a good green base.

Thalia is gorgeous... I got it on a recommendation from Stavroula (check out her blog here) and am so glad I did! It's a gorgeous pinky mauve. NYX lipsticks really are excellent (*cough* except Medusa *cough*).

I'm not sure about Chestnut... it looks REALLY gold in the tube. I'm gonna try it tomorrow and see how it looks. I may end up looking like a 2 dolla' hooka', and I'll be sure to post pics so that you guys are right along with me.

Anyway... FOTD!!

- Mac Studio Fix powder
- Mac Prim and Proper blush (why does my blush never show in photos??)
- Mac Select Moisturecover NW20
- Mac Studio Finish concealer, NW20

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- NYX Jumbo Pencil in Lemon/Lime
- Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
- NYX eyeshadow in Kiwi
- Mac eyeshadow in Lucky Green
- NYX eyeshadow in Iced Mocha
- Mac eyeshadow in Cranberry
- Rimmel Maxx VolumeFlash mascara in black

- NYX lipstick in Thalia

I like how this came out but it didn't photograph well at all. The cranberry was more pronounced and the look overall wasn't as washed out. It's been raining here non stop so I've had to rely fully on flash, indoor photos... and since most of the colors were shimmery, it really faded the look when the flash went off. I am loving Kiwi! It's super pretty and I want to pair it with Lucky Green more often. Iced Mocha is also pretty but less taupe on my eyes than in swatches.

Last bit for now... if you follow me on Twitter, you already know because I've turned my Twitter to private. I couldn't say anything on here because some people who regularly read this didn't know... but Rob and I are married! We got married on September 7 (that was me being out of town, by the way) and now that we've announced it to everyone... I can share it with you guys :D. We got married on the beach, only my parents and my two best friends were present. It was amazing. I will post our vows in a later post if any of you are interested?

For now, here's some photos:

The weather was absolutely perfect sans A LOT of wind... so my hair was sort of insane. It was really, really cute but from certain angles it just looked weird! lol My bangs were also a mess. Oh well, I wanted more pics and to do a breakdown of my makeup for the day but I forgot to take more!

Married life is pretty perfect so far. We've had some issues with people not approving of the marriage, one of which is still standing, but hopefully we can work through that soon. We shall see.

That's all for today!


  1. Wow loving Thalia on you!!! :) ( hehe thanks for the shout out too! ;) )

    Awww you cute girl !! I'm so happy for you! :) And if the person that doesn't approve your wedding is the one we were talking about on twitter, just don't pay attention! You love Rob, Rob loves you and that's all that matters! :)


  2. Ooooh, do post the vows! And fuck the haters - people are always going to have negative opinions. I've had people tell me I'm too young to be engaged even though we've been together for nearly 10 years (I know :|) Screw what everyone else says - even if they do turn out to be right, which I know they won't, then it's none of their business anyway! You both look gorgeous too :)

    Love the look, esp. the green colour - and you can see more cranberry in the enlarged version x

  3. @Stavroula: Thanks girl! I know we talked about it on Twitter, it's only gotten worse... you have noooo idea. lol!

    @Robyn: The problem is that it's family, specifically a very close part of my family... oi, get Twitter already so I can explain!! lol

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
    You guys make a very cute couple! I love the picture in the car!
    I am going to have to get on twitter more often, so I can follow your story. I would say "stay strong" and you always have us to rant to =P
    Anyway LOVE YOU! and Congrats once again!

  5. AH! Congrats honey!!!!!! You two are soooo cute together. I'm so happy for you.

  6. love the FOTD
    and congratulations on getting married!!! :D
    what great news
    would love to see your vows, it'll prpbably melt my heart :p
    stay strong and you guys will get through it all :)

  7. yay i won, thankyou so much xox

    Congrats...You look so pretty!!!

  8. Congrats on the wedding ! I wish you a very happy life ....

    Thalia looks great on you : I must try and find it in my stash ( I THINK I have it ...not sure ...absolute proof that I have too much make up !)

    Caro xxx

  9. Congratulations on your marriage!!! Wow! I knew it! Your posts on twitter gave me some ideas... hahahaha!

    i am getting married next year too. I hope it'll be as romantic as I hope to be... wish me luck!

    And as for you, I wish you tons of joy on your marriage. You are a beautiful couple!!! ^__^

    Best wishes!!!

  10. wooaaahhh! good news! congratulations on your marriage~! =)) and the both of you looks really happy in the picture. brings a smile to my face.

  11. wow the pics have come out really nice. congrats on your wedding dear !!
    hope everything sorts out with people not approving :)
    my best wishes are with you


  12. You're a gorgeous couple :) You look so dinky next to Rob!

    Shhh to people not approving, you're clearly really happy together, I can tell just from Twitter convos lol!

    Congrats and that :)

    (Yes I know this is late, just got internet in my new house...)

  13. Married!! Awww congrats!! I wish you all the best :)) x

  14. All the best to the newlywed wonderful couple. You look gorgeous together.


  15. Congrats Steph!

    You two make a cute couple, congrats!

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