Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Bath and Body Works recently released a new signature scent, called Be Enchanted. Although I support and adore Indie scented products, B&BW is a guilty pleasure of mine. We recently got a store in a nearby mall, otherwise the closest one to us was in Grand Forks in the US. The scent of the store can be almost overwhelming, as everything sort of mingles together into one strange, master scent. One of my absolute favorite products of theirs are the mini hand sanitizers. I keep one in just about every bag that I own!
When I stepped into the store over the weekend, they were having their usual By 3 Get 3 Free sale. A lot of our family members loves their scents, so we picked up a couple of goodies as Christmas presents. I had to pick up Be Enchanted for myself in lotion form. I love the girly and sparkly design of the bottle. The scent itself reminds me of one of my favorite scents from their signature collection, Secret Wonderland. The site describes Be Enchanted as: "fresh, sparkling blend of frosted florals sweetened with sugared pomegranate, inspired by all that glitters." I don't now if I've ever smelled pomegranate in perfume form, but this smells quite citrusy. The main note I pick up on my skin is elegantly musky, combined with the fruity citrus and florals. Over time the fruit scent fades, and I get mostly musk and light florals. I will probably have to return to the store to get the body mist!
Have you tried Be Enchanted yet? What is your favorite B&BW scent?
Friday, November 25, 2011
Susan recently released a series of new blushes. They appear *very* bright, both on the site and in the bag in person, but can be blended down quite nicely! I am still waiting for my order to arrive, but Susan included a sample of Purple Haze with an previous order. I love purple, but being pale as a ghost I wondered how it would turn out. I actually love this blush, and will be ordering a full size!
Eyes: DG Apparition, Danceteria, Smoking Gun, NYX Odyssey
Face: DG Purple Haze blush, Jane Bronzer, Brazen Scorching as a highlight
Lips: DG Poison Plum, Poison Orchid
(Can you tell Poison Plum is my all time favorite lip color?)
I took these photos a while back but am just getting around to posting them today. See that gorgeous gold highlight on my cheeks? That'd be DG's Henna Rose, seriously my new favorite as a blush//highlight!
Now that I'm looking at these photos, and have been obsessing over playing the new Zelda: Skyward Sword game (have YOU been playing it?? Tell me what you think of it! I'm a Zelda fanatic.) I remind myself of a kokiri. Yes, you know your a geek when your makeup reminds you of video game characters.
I made these earrings! :D
Eyes: DG Crypt Keeper, Bats in the Belfry, Witch & Famous, Sugarbunnies (I think), Nyx Black, DG Los Angelos as a highlight
Lips: DG Goldfinger hologloss
Today I recieved the remainder of my final exam marks back! My hard work paid off; 3/6 of my courses finals/overall course are A's, the remainder are A+'s. I celebrated by picking up some items from Darling Girl's Black Friday sale! Sadly, there are few stores (other than electronics) that offer BF sales here in Canada. There were a few things I would've loved to have ordered online, but they didn't offer shipping to Canada. Poo!
Today's look was very simple... I only used two eyeshadows!
Eyes: DG Los Angelos & Chococat (easy!)
Lips: DG Poison Plum, Zombie gloss
Friday, November 11, 2011
I played around with Pretty Plasma the other day, from Darling Girl's Halloween collection. It's a gorgeous aqua with black sparkles!
Eyes: DG Apparition, Pretty Plasma, Smoking Gun, NYX Odyssey
Face: DG Honey Blossom as a blush, Jane bronzer in Tahiti, Brazen Scorching as a highlight
Lips: DG Poison Plum, Brazen Alchemy
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Took a break from studying for my final exams to play with some makeup. Monarch is such a gorgeous duochrome color! I received this as a GWP with a recent DG order.
My earrings were custom made by Calia, of Enchantd Looking Glass. I love these! I purchased three pairs from her, and have been wearing them daily.
Eyes: DG Fluff, Monarch, Karma, Smoking Gun, NYX black
Face: Jane bronzer, DG Henna Rose as a blush, Brazen Scorching as a highlight
Lips: DG Poisoin Plum & Jar of Hearts
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Chances are you've already seen swatches of the DG Halloween collection, but I decided to swatch my sample set anyway, in attempt to help me decide on which shades to order full sizes of.
Top row: crypt keeper, pumpkin eater, bats and belfry, witch & famous, zombody to love, pretty plasma
Bottom row: jack’s latern, thriller, apparition, dream scream, ghostlight, will-o-whisp, candy corn, corpse candle
Bats in the Belfry is slightly more brown than Crypt Keeper, Zombody to love is a gorgeous denim-blue with gold sparkles, Pretty Plasma has black glitter. Jack's Lantern is probably my favorite shade of the bunch, I love it as a quick eyeliner. Dream Scream has awesome red sparkles, and Will-O-Wisp and Corpse Candle make an amazing blush/highlight combo!
I got my braces off today!! It feels very strange, and I constantly catch my self tonguing over my teeth. It will take some getting used to! I'm wearing Jack's Lantern as a eyeliner, Poison Plum on my lips mixed with Shiro Cosmetics Yo Dawg lip balm.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
This look was inspired by Sparkling Luna's Pumpkin Eater FOTD. If you haven't already purchased something from DG's Halloween collection, her shop is back open and running! Halloween products will be gone late next week.
Eyes: DG Fluff, Pumpkin Eater, Bats in the Belfry, Crypt Keeper, Witch & Famous
Face: DG blush in Fantasia
Lips: Body language soaps Honey Kissed tinted lip balm and Brazen lipgloss in Alchemy