Thursday, June 28, 2012

This Or That: Beauty Picks Tag

Hi lovelies! I "stole" this post from Miss Ashley where you pick between the two options if you were forced to. Pretty self explanatory. I have tweaked a few things and added minor details as well!

  1. Blush or Bronzer? Blush!
  2. Lipgloss or Lipstick? Lipstick!
  3. Chapstick or Lip Butter? Chapstick in the form of Vaseline!
  4. Matter or Sparkle Eye Shadow? Shimmer!
  5. Eyeliner or Mascara? Mascara!
  6. Gel, Liquid, Cream, or Pencil Eyeliner? Liquid!
  7. Foundation or Concealer? Foundation!
  8. Liquid or Powder Foundation? Liquid!
  9. Neutral or Statement Eyes? Neutral!
  10. Pressed or Loose Shadows? Pressed!
  11. Waterproof or Non Water proof? (I'm assuming mascara) Non Waterproof!
  12. Brushes or Sponges (or Fingers)? Brushes!  
  13. Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter? Powder!

  1. OPI or Essie? (Ohhh this is hard!) Essie!
  2. Acrylic or Natural? Natural!
  3. Brights or Darks? Brights! (and Darks! crap)
  4. Matte or Shiny? Shiny!
  5. Glitter or No Glitter? No Glitter!

  1. Perfume or Body Splash? Neither!
  2. Lotion or Body Butter? Body Butter!
  3. Body Wash or Soap? Body Wash!
  4. Self Tanners, Tanning Salon, or Au Naturale? Self Tanners and Au Naturale!
Now on to the tagging! I'm going to pick 10 ladies who's beauty related blogs I've been loving! I'd love to see if the following lovely ladies thoughts! And if you are not tagged feel free to comment below if you'll do it anyway and I'll check it out! <3

Sleep and Water
Jasmine -Sweetaholic Beauty
Jasmine -AdamAlexMommy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nude Nuances

Hi guys I'm at work but wanted to share a quick post wearing the Nude Nuances lipstick from the Maybelline Porcelain Collection which a I swatched a couple posts back and can refer to here. I wanted to share with you my favorite color of the collection which is Nude Nuances. Love it!

Monday, June 25, 2012

LA Fun & Pride Weekend

Hi Lovelies! Ive been so busy since I got back from LA!! Gahhh!! But here are the pics from LA as well as a few from the Pride Parade in San Fran! Someone just give me a vacation from my vacation!

Hope ya'll are having an amazing summer! <3

Friday, June 22, 2012

Eye Shape Drafts

I don't know where to begin with this post. I love reading both blogs and watching Youtube peeps. One of my favorite Youtube artists is the lovely Klaire De Lys of klairedelysart, recently posted a video where she has a gift for everyone. Subscriber or not. And that gift is sketches of various eye shapes she drew herself for artists or beginners to use to draft makeup ideas. It's a FANTASTIC idea and a great way to practice without practicing on yourself. She will be posting more variations for different skin types in the future but at the moment she has it for basic white.

I would post a pic but I don't want people who just skim through the reading to think it's my idea and will give credit where it is due! I will be printing my own sheets soon and will post pics of some of my creations though! Be sure to check out her youtube channel as well as her blog!

Klaire De Lys' Blog

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LA Haul

Hi Lovelies!

Thought I'd share with you what I got when I was down in LA shopping wise. I'll do another post in regards to what I did and all that fun stuff so stay tunes!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Maybelline Porcelain Lipstick Collection & Swatches

Oh. My. DOG. I have been trying to get my hands on these lipsticks for the past THREE weeks but every drug store I went to was sold out. CVS. Walgreens. Rite Aid. Ulta. Target. I have been to 10 different stores..... from where I live to nearby cities to frickin' LA and could not find them. And I would re check stores constantly and FINALLY found them.

And they had every color! There 6 colors to choose and I picked up four of them! How awesome! I had my eyes dead set on two colors, Porcelain Pink and Smooth Taupe. However after seeing Nude Nuances and Flawless Fuchsia I decided to pick them out as well! Beautiful colors and a beautiful collection. It is LE (sadly) so if you can get your hands on these bad boys try to snag em!

From Left to Right: Smooth Taupe (beige nude color) / Nude Nuances (peach nude color) / Porcelain Pink (baby doll pink) and Flawless Fuchsia (toned down fuchsia color, not too loud)

BTW I'm sorry I've been forgetting to do swatches in recent posts! My bad! I'll try to be on top of that more!

I'm back from LA! Will do a post on that soon!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Google Subscription Issues

So for some reason when I check out blogs I've been following it doesn't show me as a follower (and has the link "click to subscribe") which is weird, cuz I've already done that and otherwise would not have had your lovely blogs in my feed! So if you're reading this essay-like post, please don't hate me if you think I unsubscribed, Google just needs to fix whatever bug that is! I'm slowly going through each blog and fixing this -___-

(BTW if you are reading this I am currently on my way up from LA driving along highway 1 (hopefully and not crap I-5) and enjoying the scenery on my way home from adventures!

Sorry for the reads! I will be posting a few hardxcore beauty related posts (I've been lagging I feel) as well as a post dedicated to my LA trip!

<3 Mad

Friday, June 15, 2012

Collective Haul: Urban Outfitters, Mac, and More!

If you are reading this, I am currently in LA and getting my tan on!

However I typed this up last week....(confusing huh?).

That being said here is a haul with Urban Outiftters, ELF, Mac, and Ulta. I have purchased everything with the exception of a brush below which will be noted which was gifted from two of my friends for my bday.

Look at my kitty! She likes Urban Outfitters too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Going to LA & Fail Captcha of the Week!

That's right I am headed to Los Angeles tomorrow night woohoo!! (Don't worry still a NorCal gal at <3) But yes I am going to watch my best friend Nicole graduate from UCLA!! I am super duper proud of her and cannot wait! I am also going to visit my dad and my stepmom who live there as well! I probably won't be posting/reading other blogs during my trip but I promise to post as soon as I get back....after sleep.... and after I start work the next day..... (just shoot me)!

Anyhoo, leaving millions (I exaggerate) of comments later here is my fail captcha of the week!
C'mon Google! While the word in itself is humorous my problem is the second part which is the number. I thought it was 11! Google however did not! What number do you think it is? Lemme know in a comment below!

Hope your guys Summer is going swell! <3

Monday, June 11, 2012

Xmas in July, An International Beauty Swap!

Hello lovelies you should check out this awesome international swap which I just signed up for! The lovely Mystique from Beast and the Beauty is hosting this amazing international swap! If you are at all interested be sure to check it out! I feel for my Aussie girls and the $$$ they shell out on makeup. I also think this is a great idea for ladies from all of the world to come together for this!


Here are some of the guidelines. If you are a beauty blogger and are interested you have to sign up by June 19th by noon! (Australian time). So bear that in mind!

Another thing is you have to spend a rough minimum of $50 AUD which is roughly equal to US dollars as well. So if if you feel like that may be too much for you then I would suggest passing!

Hope you check it out and enter! <3

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New domain name

I thought I'd share with you lovely followers as well as though who have stumbled upon my blog that I purchased a domain name! *woot woot!*

And I THINK I'm supposed to let you guys know... so you don't go to my old blogger domain name and be like "oh no where art thou Maddi3!?" (I just woke up and am in a weird mood, humor me please)

So without further ado... here it is!

Hope you guys had an awesome weekend! <3

Get to Know Me...With 7 Awesome Facts About Me!

Friday, June 8, 2012

The past two days, with lots of cake!

Have been awesome! Had good food and good company! As you can see below!

Strawberry cupcakes are my fav!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Skincare Routine

I thought I would share with you what I currently use for my skincare.

Here is an overview and history of my skin:
I have combo/oily skin with dry patches occasionally (worst combination ever).
I am acne prone and usually breakout due to stress, the monthly cycle, and eating foods with dairy.

Now on to what I use!

Muted Teal

A played down barely bold teal eye make up look for summer.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Las Favoritas De Mayo! (2012)

My first favorites post! ^__^

May was filled with bipolar weather (warm one day and cold the next!) and my allergies were absolutely nuts. My skin has been behaving horribly both from the weather as well as starting a new skincare regime (will go into that in another post) and my eyes have been super sensitive from my allergies. As a result I've been trying to keep my makeup to a bare minimum to foundation and blush and no eye makeup. It's been all about blushes and brushes for the month of May. I also have an in depth video about each product at the bottom! It would mean a lot if you watched and provide feedback/criticism!