Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Red Coat Tuesday GIVEAWAY!

If you know me you know I'm obsessed with Pretty Little Liars....so I love partaking in #RedCoatTuesdays a linkup created by Color Me So Crazy.
I can't always link up but I still love looking at all the looks all the ladies create every week.

To celebrate the end of this season, some of us ladies have put together a giveaway!

And in case you didn't know, this is my FIRST giveaway!!! So that's really exciting for me!

So be sure to enter and check out all the other ladies blogs and good luck!

My prize contribution is a Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio called Three's a Party & has red, black, and white shadows - perfect for Red Coat Tuesdays!
I also will be including a small PLL prize pack with some promo goodies I was given from ABC Family at the beginning of the season!

Some of the ladies of #RedCoatTuesday have pulled together and are bringing you a sneaky little giveaway! We have been bringing you #RedCoatTuesday for three years now, and we think it’s time to celebrate!! Why not do so with some Pretty Little Presents!!
First up, let’s talk about the ladies that are hosting this fantastic giveaway and then we will show you your PRIZES! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway and of course check out the Ts and Cs. Those are always important!

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#RedCoatTuesday RED Polish and Makeup Prize Pack
2 Full Size Red Polishes, 1 Red Shadow and 1 Red Lippy

Happy Hands Prize Pack

Full Size Bottle of January and Warrior Spirit from CDB Lacquer 

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 
Full Sized Bottle of Polish
Water Slide Decals 

Budget Splurge Beauty

++   PLL Prize Pack

So for a couple details. All prizes will be available to US followers only (sorry international folks, next time). The giveaway will run for one month and will end on 3/24 at midnight. All the fun Ts and Cs are at the bottom of the Rafflecopter, so be sure to check them out when you are entering. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other the other ladies. We will help you out!

Most of all… GOOD LUCK!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dali Museum Date

Two weeks ago my boyfriend and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary.

We decided to do something that we have been wanting to do for quite a while- the Dali Museum.

One thing that made us want to do it NOW, and stop putting it off, is the temporary Picasso exhibit that was on display as well, showing their works side by side.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Makeup

I may not be a huge football fan, but I love the excitement that surrounds the Super Bowl each year.

Between the rivalries, delicious food, top notch commercials, beer, and entertaining half time show, I think there's something for everyone. If nothing else it's a good excuse to get together with some friends, eat some good food and drink some cold beer!

Even though I don't follow football closely, I do enjoy watching it. I don't have any favorite teams so I just choose my favorite team out of whichever 2 are playing in the game I'm watching.

However, I have a huge soft spot for Seattle because I have plans to move there within the next few years. I consider it my future home and for that reason, I am a supporter!

So this year I thought I'd show my support by doing my makeup in Seahawks colors.

Unfortunately as we all know by now, the Seahawks ended up losing in a nail biting ending. I was disappointed but then flipped my tv to the Puppy Bowl and let's be honest, it's pretty hard to be upset after that!

I think my favorite thing about this look is that it's almost entirely budget-friendly products!

On my eyes I first put down a base of Nyx jumbo pencil in Milk to make the colors pop
I put a mid tone teal blue from the BH cosmetics 120 palette (1st edition) all over my lid, leaving the inner corner bare
I put a dark navy blue in the crease from my Profusion black jewel palette (swatches here )
I added a bit more depth in the outer corner with the matte black from the Wet n Wild I <3 matte 8-pan.
I mixed some neon greens from the BH cosmetics 120 palette and applied it to the inner corner, bringing it down on my lower lid and blending.

The last step I did that I regret is I used the shade Sabbath from the Urban Decay The Black Palette to line my lower lash line.
Every time I use something from The Black Palette I am reminded that these colors just do not work for me. They go muddy immediately and the color blends away leaving just a blackened mess. This application was no exception.
The Black Palette was actually my first experience with Urban Decay, and I got it on clearance. I'm glad I didn't write off the brand after that experience because I read several reviews that echoed the problem I had.

Shades marked with a daisy were all the ones I used from this palette.

I really like this look.

To complete it I wore my favorite lipstick combination that I can't get enough of lately. More to come on that soon! It is also bargain brands, but unfortunately they were limited edition products.

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So that was the look I wore to bring some team spirit into the game. Sadly it wasn't enough. Maybe next year!

As for the rest of the game, I enjoyed Katy Perry's half time show, especially Missy Elliot's guest appearance!
I also loved how everyone on my twitter feed was live tweeting the half time show. My favorite part was the fireworks and when Katy rode off on a the-more-you-know shooting star.
I think my favorite commercials were the Budweiser puppy commercial (of course!) and the Liam Neeson commercial. I will admit though I did miss quite a few, including the girl-power tampon commercial but I did hear about it and loved what I heard!

What was your favorite part of the Super Bowl? Who were you rooting for? Let me know in the comments!