Cheers to 2014! Champagne Inspired Eyes

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to do a New Year's Eve makeup look inspired by one of my favorite adult beverages :)
And it's the perfect time of year to do it!

Happy 2014!  I don't know about you, but I am ready to see what's in store in the new year!
This is definitely time to celebrate :)





The Balm Cosmetics Nude'etude Palette

EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere to lid and lower lash line
♥ Maybelline Shadow in Linen to brow bone down to crease
♥  Balm Cosmetics shadow in Silly to lid (glittery copper)
♥ Balm Cosmetics shadow in Sexy to crease (sultry maroon)
♥ Balm Cosmetics shadow in Sophisticated from crease color to transition to brow bone
(metallic bronze)
♥ Balm Cosmetics shadow in Sleek to outer corner, V, and crease (dark matte brown)
♥ Balm Cosmetics shadow in Snobby (light gold) to inner corner
♥ LA Splash Eyeshadow Adhesive to lid
♥ Cinema Secrets glitter in Oscar (gold with multi color sparkles) to lid
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and water line
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 107's ♥
♥ Black liquid liner


BLUSH:

♥ Nyx Blush in Mauve 
♥ Nars Blush in Super Orgasm 
(JUST A TOUCH! I didn't want the sparkles to take over ma face!)


LIPS:

♥ Marilyn Miglin lip pencil in Mochaberry
♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ Nyx Glam Lipgloss in Do The Hustle (I LOVE the glitter in this gold lip gloss!)




I LOVE how this sultry look turned out.  I hope you like it too!
Sending you my very best wishes for an amazing 2014 ♥

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I truly love it when you do!
Your love, support, and kindness has meant the world to me this year. Thank you!

Cheers and Happy New Year!
xoxo,
Colleen

Snowfall

Hey Everyone :)

As most of you know, I live in the desert and we don't really get much of a winter around here. It did get cold though for a minute, and I am still hoping that it hangs around for as long as possible!  I love the winter, especially up north in the mountains.  It's beautiful when it starts to snow. ♥

So I wanted to do a "winter inspired" makeup look complete with some adorably bedazzled lashes :)

The palette that I used for this came from a large kit that I got from Ulta.
This color collection was the perfect match for this look :)





EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to lid and lower lash line
♥ Marilyn Miglin shadow in Modelite (soft vanilla shade) to brow bone, 
down to crease
♥ Ulta shadow in Sapphire to crease
♥ Ulta shadow in Bayou blended to transition Sapphire up to crease
I also used this color on my lower lash line
♥ Ulta shadow in Galaxy to outer V, crease, and edge of lower lash line
♥ Ulta shadow in Ice Queen to lid
♥ Black Mascara and eyeliner
♥ Ardell Lashes in the style called "Fun" :)


BLUSH:

♥ Ulta blush in Sweet Cheeks

LIPS:

♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Muse
♥ Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in Pink


I hope you are having a wonderful winter :-)
Stay warm! Thank you so much for stopping by; I truly love it when you do.

Best wishes to you ♥
xoxo,
Colleen

Urban Decay Naked 3

Hey Everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you will know that I finally got my hands on the coveted Urban Decay Naked 3 palette!  I really love this palette because I am a girl that loves my pinky mauve tones.  Personally, I love how easy to wear and flattering they are.  Also, they are gorgeous on so many skin tones!

With this palette, there are a million color combos you can come up with.  This was my first and I love how it turned out.

I hope you like it, too!






EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and lower lash line
♥ Shade #1 "Strange" to brow bone down to crease
♥ Shade #2 "Liar" to crease
♥ Shade #3 "Burnout" as transition from crease to brow bone
♥ Shade #4 "Blackheart" to outer V, crease, and outer edge of lower lash line
♥ Shade #5 "Dust" to lid
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and water line.
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red Cherry lashes in #41's


BLUSH:

♥ Nyx Powder Blush in Amber


LIPS:

♥ Wet N Wild lip liner in 666
♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ OCC Lip Tar in Feathered to center of lips.
This is an opaque white color.  I wanted a sultry nude lip for this makeup look.


There you have it. My first spin with the Naked 3 palette. 
I am sure I will be back with more combos from this little gem :)

I hope you have a beautiful week ♥
Feel free to visit me on Twitter or Instagram!  Don't be shy.  
I love meeting and chatting with you guys!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I truly love it when you do :)
xoxo,
Colleen

Sugar Plum

Hey, Everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! It has been so busy for me that I haven't had much time to blog. Hopefully it will calm down here in a bit and I will be more visible- not just here, but I look forward to visiting my other favorite bloggers as well.

For this week's look, I have been dying to play with the Sleek Vintage Romance Palette. It is a perfect blend of sultry plums, royal blues, and shimmering golds.  It is indeed a very "romantic" collection of colors.

I created a flirty plum look using the palette and a few other goodies.  It is my idea of a lovely "date night" look that doesn't scream "MY FACE IS PAINTED" (LOL!), and I hope you like it!





 The Eyes:

♥ UDPP
♥ Marilyn Miglin Eyeshadow in Modelite from Brow to crease.
This is a matte vanilla tone.
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and lower lash line.
♥ Shade 1(rich plum) to lid and lower lash line.
♥ Shade 2 (shimmering black) to outer V, crease, and edge of lower lash line.
♥ Shade 3 (brandy color) to crease, blended softly up and out towards brow to transition
the colors softly.
♥ A touch of Nyx Roll on Shimmer in Mauve pink to the lid to add some sparkle :)


♥ Black Eyeliner to lash and water line.
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red Cherry lashes 107's.  YES! These are my current faves!!


Blush:
♥ Ulta Blush in Adore

Lips:
♥ Tarte Lip Stain in Moody
♥ Ulta Super Shiny Gloss in Flirtini


I love how it turned out, and I love playing with these colors this time of year.
Thank you so much for stopping by; I treasure each one of you!

I want to say a very special thank you to YOU, my dear friends for all of your love, support, and kind words lately. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Some of you I have never met, but I feel that I've known most of you for years and years and would stop by your home with a casserole and a hug if you ever needed one! (Well maybe not a casserole- I'm not that good in the kitchen. Except cookies! I am awesome at cookies!! I'll bring cookies!)
Seriously, thank you. You mean the world to me. ♥

I wish you the very best holiday season.  Many blessings to you and yours!
xoxo,
Colleen ♥