Over the last few weeks, I’ve worked hard, met rigorous deadlines, and completed some projects I can be proud of. I’ll find out in late April if I can really reap the rewards of my expended time and energies, but regardless of the outcome I’ve come a long way. I don’t want to go into too much detail in case things don’t come through, but thank for you bearing with me through this radio silence.
For my triumphant return to the internet, I broke out some bright colours that haven’t seen much love lately–I haven’t had the time or energy to devote to fun makeup looks lately, and it was one of the first things I wanted to get back to. Admittedly, I might have gone a bit overboard, but I was so excited to play with some of my old favourites that I couldn’t help it.
Skin79 Diamond Prestige BB Cream
Skin79 Diamond UV Perfect BB Pact
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadows in Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, and Love+
Brazen Cosmetics eyeshadows in Scorching, and Spectacle
Meow Cosmetics eyeshadow in Fire Eater
Persephone Minerals eyeshadows in Venus Crystal Power, and Rainbow Moon Heartache
Darling Girl Cosmetics spectral shift in Corpse Candle
.mark On the Edge Hook Up Liquid Liner in Cleo
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Eyeliner in El Dorado
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Ardell false lashes in Demi Pixie
Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow in Tenacious Teal (brows)
Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Midnight (brows)
Detrivore Cosmetics blushes in Thing, and Bloodbath
Morgana Cryptoria lipstick in Goldrush
Brazen Cosmetics lipgloss in Alchemy
Sorry, guys, I don’t know where that light came from and I’m not skilled enough with the ‘Shop to edit it out. For the eyes, I used my Sugarpill pressed shadows to create a base, with yellow Buttercupcake on the majority of the lid, orange Flamepoint in the outer corner, and red Love+ in the crease and outer V. I then pressed Brazen’s Spectacle over the yellow, Meow’s Fire Eater over the orange, and used Persephone’s Venus Crystal Power to blend the two shades together. I blended the red up and out using Persephone’s Rainbow Moon Heartache and highlighted the brow bone with Brazen’s Scorching, a pale white gold. The lower lash line was dusted with pale blue Corpse Candle and lined with Urban Decay’s El Dorado. After applying my lashes, I used my usual black liquid liner.
For the lips, I layered Morgana Cryptoria’s Goldrush, a rich yellow-based gold, and Brazen’s Alchemy lipgloss, a sheer yellow-gold. I applied this combination before leaving my house and nine hours later, after countless coffees and a particularly epic dish of bi-bim bop, I only had to touch up a bit.
I was feeling a little celebratory after not only surviving my crazy work week but also arriving at my first day of Spring Break, so I broke a few colourful pieces out of my wardrobe. These BlackMilk leggings are a brighter alternative to my beloved black-and-white stripes, though I feel like I can’t wear them without looking like an escaped circus performer. Some days, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I paired them with a shirt-dress from Forever21 and a riding jacket from Newport News.
I’m quite sure these Eric Michael books have showed up before, but they’re some of my favourites. They’re amazingly comfortable and make the most pleasant clicking sound while walking across hard floors.
I was particularly excited about this nail polish–Harvest Moon from China Glaze’s new Capitol Collection is the perfect fiery copper-gold metallic. I snagged a few of these shades when I found them but this is my favourite by far. My manicures have been suffering the last few weeks, so the first thing I did when I got out on Friday was strip off my old, beat-up polish and apply something shiny and new.
I have big plans for this place in the next few weeks–swatches, reviews, outfits, possibly even some tutorials? Spring is coming, and with it, my drive and inspiration returns. Thanks for bearing with me, and hopefully you’ll all stay tuned for what’s to come!
Love you to the Moon and back,