Mittwoch, 30. März 2011

Where Did All The Flowers Go?

...They're on my nails! *yay* :-D

You already know this nailart from my last OotD photos, but I wanted to do an extra post on it to show you a more detailed pic. 
Actually, I planned to do a tutorial showing you in which order to apply the polishes, which brush & dotting tool I used, etc. 
But then it happened...*tension is rising* camera broke! It suddenly showed "card error" & from then on I couldn't take pictures anymore :-( 
My memory card is integrated in the camera, so I don't know if it's possible to repair it without costing a fortune. It's only 2 1/2 years so I didn't expect any issues, yet & I really need my cam! 
Hopefully, tomorrow I'll know more. At the worst, I need to buy a new cam. Geez, this is so sucky, first my modem, now my cam - as if I had a cash cow...

So all I can show you at the moment is a picture of my floral nailart:

I used one coat of Illamasqua "Boosh" as a base. It's important to use a polish that only needs one or two coats so that it dries quickly. If you don't wait until the base polish is dry, you'll mess up the design.
Then I used a fine nailart brush to apply small strokes of Orly "Pixy Stix", Illamasqua "Jo'Mina" & Orly "Gumdrop" that formed the flowers. The last step was to apply small dots of Misa "Happy Happy"as the center of the flowers & to highlight the design.
It took me about an hour to do this design, it's the most complicated nailart I did to date.

Montag, 28. März 2011

Catholic School Girls Rule

Hi guys!

I hope you all had a great weekend :-)

Today, I'm showing you new OotD & FotD photos.
I got a Peter Pan collar from an Etsy store & needed to wear it asap:

t-shirt: Esprit

skirt: Tally Weijl

collar: Etsy

shoes: Realkauf (*gg*)

jewelry: Tchibo, Christ

eyes: MAC "Tealblue" on lid, MAC "Shimmermoss" in crease, MAC "Plumage" in outer crease, "Vanilla" to highlight. MAC "Carbon" to line. 

face: MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation NW20

cheeks: MAC "Mighty Aphrodite" blush, NARS "Albatross" to highlight

lips: MAC "Ever Hip" lipstick, "Perannial Highstyle" lip glass.

nails: I'll do an extra post about the nail art I did.

Mittwoch, 23. März 2011

Don't Paint It Black

Hi guys :-)

I'm sorry, I haven't posted in a while & I can't check your blogs as often as I'd like to :-( So please don't think I'm ignoring you, I just happen to be really busy these days & can't sit in front of the computer as often as I'd like to.

Today I'd like to show you an outfit that I wore a few days ago. As much as I love the color black, I decided this year I should try to think out of the box & try to wear more colorful outfits. 
I already bought several floral print dresses & skirts, but it's still too cold to wear them. Even though it has gotten warmer with lots of sunshine, unfortunately the air is still pretty cold.

So this is my first take on a not solely black outfit:

My boyfriend came home & made fun of me while I tried to take a pic.
I couldn't stop giggling because he acted so silly :-D

The pattern of my dress.

Jewelry & Chanel "Black Pearl" polish.


My favorite boots ever! They are so comfortable & I wear them all the time.

dress: C&A

scarf: From a little boutique near to where I live.

leggins: American Apparel

shoes: Deichmann

Me, wearing my nude everyday make up. In everyday life, I often don't have the time to put on a whole lot of make up (& admittingly, I can be a little lazy, too *g*).
Sorry, the quality of my photo is even worse than usual. I've no clue why that is, I think the lighting was pretty bad.

eyes: MAC "Shroom" all over lid & to highlight. MAC "Satin Taupe" in crease. No liner.

face: MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation in NW20

cheeks: MAC "Melba"

lips: MAC "Hug Me"

polish: Chanel "Black Pearl"

I'm also wearing a pigtail headband that I purchased a few weeks ago from eBay.
If I remember correctly, it's a Singapore based seller.
As I could only go from the pictures he posted, I was a little unsure about which color to choose.
Then I decided to go for light brown, even though I think my hair isn't light but rather medium brown. Anyways, turned out the color of the hairband looks exactly like the swatch *yay* IMO, it matches my haircolor pretty well.

Samstag, 19. März 2011

Daisy Inspired Nails

I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but I feel so exhausted & tired after a pretty long, stressful week. I even went to bed shortly after midnight *gasps*. (Usually, I rarely sleep before 2 or 3 a.m. - I'm a real night owl :-D)

Anyways, due to my drowsiness I don't have any new make up looks for you, but I'd like to share a new nail art with you.

Last week (or maybe it's already 2 weeks ago?) I saw the first daisy of spring in our garden:

It inspired me to do the following nail art:

I used Illamasqua "Milf" as a base, sponged with Orly "Mint Mojito" (nearly invisible) & Nubar "Forest" & dotted the daisies with OPI "Alpine Snow" & Misa "Happy Happy".

BTW: I'll do a tutorial on how to sponge as soon as I can, but I really suck at things like that, so please bear with me ;-)

3 days ago, the first duck (a male :-D) visited the pond in our garden & comes every day since *yay* 
During mating season, ducks always like to visit our pond & I really love it! They are so cute :-) They know they'll always get something to eat: chicken feed & (unsalted!) peanuts, so they're eagerly waiting for that, too. Sometimes they even knock at our door to make sure we don't overlook them *lol*

Mittwoch, 16. März 2011

Nail Art & Holos

Hi guys!

This week I'm rather busy & so far didn't have any time to take photos of my make up, clothes or something else.

That's why I decided to post a few manicure pics I did in the last months. 
Enjoy :-)

Sponge mani using MAC "Light Affair" as a base, topped with one layer of Kiko #298. FingerPaints "Art Dealer Teal-er", Barielle "Berry Blue" & China Glaze "Fairy Dust" for the design.

Another sponge nail at using Sally Hansen Insta-dri "Rose Rush" as a base & China Glaze "Grape Pop" for the sponging.

OPI "Day at the Peach" 

OPI "What's Dune"

OPI "My Private Jet" (holo version!)

Mille Feuille nail art with China Glaze "Grape Pop" as base & Illamasqua "Load" for the design.

Sephora by OPI "Read my Palm" as a base, Maybelline "Coral Cabana", China Glaze "Grape Pop" & CND "Silver Chrome" for the dots.

OPI "Grape Fit" & CND "Asphalt" for the base. Essence tip painter in "Heavy Black" & "So Funky", L.A.Colors art deco nail art lacquer in "Vibrant" & "Purple/Blue Glitter" for the nail art, OPI "Dim Sum Plum" for the dots.

Mille Feuille nail art with Zoya "Kelly" as a base & Illamasqua "Load" for the design.

Sonntag, 13. März 2011

Route 66

Please don't ask me why I named this post "Route 66", it has nothing to do with my make up *gg* But I can't seem to get the lyrics "Get your kicks on route 66" out of my head.

My boyfriend went skateboarding with some friends, so after a walk with Dorian, I decided to do a little "make up art":

eyes: MAC "Beautiful Iris" on lid, MAC "Accent Red" pigment in & above crease. MAC "Shroom" to highlight. Essence "Berlin Story" liquid eye liner to line.

face: MAC "Studio Sculpt SPF15" foundation in NW20.

cheeks: MAC "Plum Dressing" eye shadow as blush.

lips: MAC "Lavender Whip" on the inner part of the lips, MAC "Gladiola" on the outerpart of the lips. A dab of MAC "Like Venus" dazzleglass in the center of the lips.

Freitag, 11. März 2011

Flop-Flop-Floppy Hat!

I've seen floppy hats on so many blogs that I simply needed to get one myself :-D I ordered mine from Asos & it's exactly how I wanted it to be *yay*

Today I was a little bored & played around with my make up, the look I came up with isn't very wearable I guess, but I had fun doing it, though. Plus I'm wearing my favourite wig - I wish I really had hair like that *lol*

eyes: Stars Makeup Heaven unlabed green eye shadow on lid & crease & ialso under the eye, MAC "Aqua" as highlighter & in inner corner of the eyes. MAC "Carbon" & "Feline" to line.

face: MAC "Studio Sculpt SPF15" in NW20

cheeks: NARS "Orgasm" blush
lips: YSL Rouge Volupté #26 "Tender Peach" 

nails: Make Up Factory #530 (I'll add mani pics of this one tomorrow, it's really beautiful: a dusty mint green.)

Mittwoch, 9. März 2011

The Party Must Go On!

Last Friday I went to a party at a good friend & (& his roommate) of my boyfriend & me. While it wasn't as much fun as I hoped it would, I still wanted to share pics of my M.O.P. (= make up, outfit, polish *hehe*) with you:


eyes: MAC "Dangerous Cuvée" paint pot on lids, MAC "Magnetic Fields" e/s in crease, MAC "Blanc Type"to highlight. Carbon to line (only upper lashline).

face: MAC "Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation" NW20, MSF Natural in "Medium"

cheeks: MAC "Fleur Power" blush

lips: MAC "Full Speed" Sheen Supreme lipstick

nails: P2 "Passion"

As I knew that the guys who hosted the party live in a tiny appartment, I thought I was safe wearing a minidress - that is actually better suited for summer - without freezing to death. Fortunately I was right!

In case you're wondering, I have a lollipop in my hand. My boyfriend hat the brilliant (?) idea to marinate lollipops in vodka to make them less sweet & I was the first one to test his concoction. 
My verdict: Doesn't taste bad, but not really groundbreaking *g*

Everything from "no name" brands ;-)

Sonntag, 6. März 2011

Cupcake Love

You're my honeybunch, sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, you're my sweetie pie
You're cuppy cake, gumdrop
You're the apple of my eye
(Strawberry Shortcake "Cuppy Cake Song")

Oh, what's that?!

It's a lollipop!

Is somebody watchig?

I should really eat it, shouldn't I?

*mmmhhh* So yummy!

But  I'm still hungry :-(

Oh, what's that?

 *Woohoo* It's a cupcake!

Don't mess with my cupcake & me!

Very tasty indeed!

Now I'm really in heaven :-)

But I'm a good girl, so I'm offering one to you as well ;-)

eyes: MAC "Aqua" e/s on lower lid, Aromaleigh "Aqua Nightmare" in crease, MAC "Aquadisiac" e/s above crease, MAC "Blanc Type" to highlight. Essence "Berlin Story" liquid eyeliner as liner on upper lashline, MAC "Feline" power e/k & Aromaleigh "Aqua Nightmare" (wet) as liner on lower lashline.

face: Dianne Brill Coverage Foundation in "Geisha Pearl 01".

cheeks: MAC "Her Blooming Cheek" blush, NARS "Albatross" as highlighter.
lips: MAC "Something New" lipstick.

nails: Essie "Knockout Pout", CND "Sugar Sparkle".