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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Neutral...With a Flare

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are doing well and having a great holiday season!

For this week's look, I wanted to do a neutral look and switch it up with a bold and then soft lip color to show the versatility.
I opted to go for a more dramatic flare to the lid shape, but you can blend the colors to whichever shape you prefer. :-)



I used this E.L.F. Neutral Palette to complete the look, and it was only $3. :-)


Lashes: Red Cherry 62's
Blush: Nyx Powder Blush in Dusty Rose
Lips: Nyx Round Lipstick in Chic Red with Mirenesse Lip Bomb #2 Gloss
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Now for a change in lip color:


Lips: Nyx Round Lipstick in Perfect with Cafe Latte Lip Gloss
This is perfect for those who love a dramatic eye paired with a more natural nude lip.


I hope you like it!  I love how versatile neutral colors are for everyone and you can really dress them up or down just by changing your lip color.


Thank you so much for visiting!!  I truly appreciate it :-) 
I hope you have a wonderful new year!! Cheers to 2013!! 
XOXO,
Colleen


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Colleen Watkins
VanityandVodka.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Little Holiday Sparkle


Happy Holidays, everyone!!
I hope you are well and enjoying every bit of the holiday season!

I love how versatile holiday makeup can be. Anything goes!
For this look I wanted something sweet and shimmery with a bit of color. 

The lashes I used are very festive!  They are flicked with gold glitter, and quite precious.
Hope you like it!



 


For this look, I predominately used colors from my Coastal Scents Original 88 Palette.

 EYES:

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid
♥ Vanilla colored shadow from crease to brow bone
♥  Light pink shadow to inner corner
♥ Deep purple shadow to crease and lower lash line
 ♥ Soft pink shadow to blend purple up and out towards brow
♥ Magenta shadow to lid
♥ Stila gold loose powder (Shade 2) dusted on lid to add shimmer
I also used this on my lower inner corner as well
♥ Nyx Jumbo pencil in Milk to waterline
♥ Black mascara and eyeliner
Elise Lashes in #017. They are stunners!



BLUSH:
♥ Ulta Powder Blush in Afterglow


LIPS:

♥ Twilight Beauty Femme Fatale Lip Gloss in Butterfly Kisses
This is a sheer pink tinted gloss with rose colored sparkle.





AND if the mood strikes you, wear this with a bold lip color! Don't fret, my sweet bold-lipped ladies!!


Thank you again for stopping by!  I truly treasure your communication and enthusiasm for makeup!

Much love from my family to yours this holiday season!
Blessings to you :-)
xoxo,
Colleen

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Colleen Watkins
VanityandVodka.com


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quick & Simple: Teal

Running late for a hot date, holiday party, or other glamorous activity? ;-)

If you are like me this holiday season, the one thing you've been completely out of is, TIME!

This is a really fast and easy look using one of my favorite colors!

I like to use a shimmery, glittery jewel tone for the main color, just because it's a tad bit more dramatic, but you can really use any color you like!


 The Tools:

EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Brow highlighter shade in a vanilla shade from crease to brow
♥ Nyx Jumbo pencil to lid patted on with finger. Messy is ok!
♥ Shimmery shadow of your choice to lid and blended out to crease. The color I used is called Sea Turtle and you can find it HERE :-) 
♥ Bronze shadow to crease to blend it all together. I used Rimmel Spicy Bronze.
♥ Mascara, eyeliner, lashes (optional).  I used Red Cherry 76's.

BLUSH:

♥ Nyx Dusty Rose

LIPS:

♥ Disney Villains Lip Gloss in Evil Queen. It's a beautiful deep plum that I love!

♥ DONE!

 

I hope you like it! Sometimes simple makeup can be stunning for a night out ;-)

Hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful holiday season!
Many blessings to you and yours this year :-) Thank you so much for stopping by. It truly means the world to me.

XOXO,
Colleen

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gold Dust

Hello Everyone!!

I hope you are doing well!!

This week's look is a really wearable shimmery gold/bronze look that I absolutely adore. It's extremely versatile for day or night- and what's even better is that the palette I used was $10! (Really it was much less because there is always a sale going on!)

Here it is!







 EYES:
 
♥ UDPP to prime lid, then dusted a vanilla shadow from crease to brow bone.
♥ Eyes Lips Face Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California 
(mine arrived with one broken shadow, but I will survive)


• Shade 1 (purple) to crease
• Shade 2 (rosey bronze) to blend the crease up and out
• Shade 3 (bronze) to lid
• Shade 4 (champagne) to inner corner
• Shade 5 (deep brown) to outer V 
• Shade 6 (blue) to lower lid
 
♥ Black mascara and liner
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to waterline
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in WSP


BLUSH:

♥ ELF Blush in Tickled Pink

LIPS:

...having a tough time remembering, but I think it was:
♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ Nyx Lipgloss in Bronze

Hope you like it!!


Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!!  I love receiving your comments and invigoration!!
I truly appreciate you and your support.  You are truly amazing :-)

I hope you have a wonderful week :-) 
XOXO,
Colleen
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