Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Roaring 20s

I've been away for a while again, but things have been hectic with school! A little announcement: I got into a law school! I am officially going back to school in September to become a lawyer!
But anyway. I was on Pinterest the other day and saw this gorgeous photograph:
It made me want to do a '20s inspired look so badly that I decided to put aside a little time today to do just that. I only have two pictures since eye close-up shots would be boring, but here we go:

And a little bit of photoshopping to make it look all vintagey or something :)

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Bitten (blush)
  • Nars Albatross (highlight)
  • Stila Luster
  • NYX JEP in Black Bean
  • Stila Ebony
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 107
  • OCC Lip Tar in Black Dahlia on the centre of my lips
In addition, here is my look from Valentine's day which I posted on Instagram (jessk4)

  • Too-Faced Cherry Cola (crease)
  • Sugarpill Love+ (to blend out cherry cola)
  • Urban Decay Verve+Suspect (lid)
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner Poison (flick on the outercorner)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year everyone! 2013! We made it through another end of the world and get to live on. 2013 will be the best yet, right ; ). 
Anyway, so here is what I did for last night; New Year's Eve is about shimmer and sparkle and dazzle and glamour, but I don't have any glitter! So I reached for Sugarpill's Goldilux since it is the glitteriest (I make up words now, too) and most dazzling gold eyeshadow ever. I could have gone gold + black or gold + navy (MUG's Nautica is beautiful), but this combination just sat there screaming my name. It turned out amazing, I got compliments on it all night. 

I had the most difficult time getting good pictures, though; the sparkles didn't show and the huge eyelashes kept make the camera focus wrong! But here's what I got and some additional pictures from my iPod.
Funny story before the pictures; I ended up taking the eyelashes off before going out. Lesson learned: Don't nap with falsies on if you don't have any glue with you to fix them when you wake up and they're half falling off.

  • Too-Faced Shadow Insurance
    • Primer
  • Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
    • Transition colour in crease
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner in Fame
    • Base for teal eyeshadow, outer corner and in crease
    • Also used as base on lower lashline and in waterline
  • Too Faced Cop a Teal Eyeshadow
    • Placed over teal base
  • Sugarpill Goldilux Chromalust
    • On lid and blended into teal
  • MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
    • Highlight
  • Sugarpill Saint eyelashes
  • Mixture of Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma eyeshadow + Sugarpill Goldilux
    • Inner corner

  • Sephora 8hr Oil Control Foundation Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily foundation in 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand Sable
  • Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Light W15
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Tarte 12 hr Amazonian Clay blush in Splendor
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Spotlight

  • Essence Lipliner in 11 In the Nude
  • Revlon Matte lipstick in Nude Attitude
  • NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in 135 Beige Pearl

Friday, December 28, 2012

Collaboration Part 3 with Nikki from Makeup Junkie Nikki!

Nikki from Makeup Junkie Nikki and I decided to continue on our collaboration with parts 3 and 4. Part 3 is a colour palette of my selection using some new Makeup Geek eyeshadows that I recently received. Makeup Geek's eyeshadows are just amazing and getting increasingly better with new releases. They're amazing!

This part includes the eyeshadows: Drama Queen (a dark purple), Bitten (dark blood red), Country Girl (a muted pinky red), and Glamorous (a bronzey gold). Enjoy!

On my lips is:
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 11 with Sugarpill Goldilux Chromalust patted in the centre of the lips.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Copper Pennies

Here is post number two of the day with look number two! Two posts to celebrate the 1 year birthday of my blog!!
This look is from a card that comes with the Too Faced Sweet Indulgences kit; the look is called "Brown Sugar" but I think it looks more like Copper Pennies, so there!
Here is the look I created from the colours on the card:

And on the left you can see the look from the previous post! :P

  • Too Faced
    • Lovey Dovey
    • Copper Peony
    • In the Buff
    • Cherry Cola
    • Marshmallow
  • Clarins Instant Definition Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion
  • Too Faced
    • Exclusive Bronzer from Sweet Indulgences Palette
    • Papa Don't Peach blush
    • Candlelight Glow highlighter
  • Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Blissful Berry

Chocolatey Purples Look

Hello Everyone!
I know I've been gone for so long, but I have had lots going on. Since the last post I made, I received my score for the LSAT... and registered to write again in February. I spent a long month doing all of my course work and trying my best to get excellent grades. I wrote 4 exams and completed my Fall semester in my fourth year of university. I started and finished my Christmas shopping, followed my an excellent last couple days of Christmas. And finally, I realized writing this post that it is my 1 year birthday for my blog!
Happy Birthday, Holding Beauty!
And thank you to all my followers for being loyal and beautiful and supportive! Couldn't have done it without you.

So my plan for today is to post two looks. I got some makeup and new brushes for Christmas and wanted to play today since I wasn't doing anything else (we're basically the only city in Ontario... Canada...that still has Boxing Day off). So, I put a different look on each eye and I am going to devote 1 post to each look :)

Here is look 1, which I am calling: Chocolatey Purples!


  • Stila Sandstone
  • Stila Gilded Gold
  • Sugarpill 2AM
  • Makeup Geek Gold Digger
  • Too Faced Lovey Dovey
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion
  • Lise Watier 24 Hrs Glam Mascara
  • Too Faced In the Buff
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Tarte Flush Cheek Stain
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Blissful Berry

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Collaboration Part 2 with Nikki from Makeup Junkie Nikki!

Here we go again with part 2 of my collaboration with Nikki from Makeup Junkie Nikki! This second part is with the colours that I chose for the look, which ended up having a purple theme because I love MUG purples! <3

See Nikki's look here

I had an idea for this look for a while now and I waited til the last minute to persecute so I was actually extremely happy with how this turned out. I wanted to go for a purple smokey eye winged out in a cat-eye manner with a crease blended out with orange (or in this case with Chickadee - an orange-yellow). I am very pleased with how this came out and I hope you will all like it as well. :)

The colours used in part 2 of the collab are:

And finally, how I used each colour in the collab :)

  • MUG
    • Duchess
    • Sensuous
    • Chickadee
    • Cupcake
    • Mocha
    • Corrupt
    • Shimma Shimma
  • Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Eye Booster Eye Liner in Ultra Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion
  • Lime Crime liquid liner in Orchidaceous

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cervical Cancer Awareness look

I am writing a special post today in dedication to one of my best friends. She was recently given an unexpected diagnosis of Cervical Cancer at 21 years old. Fortunately, the early diagnosis of cervical cancer is a very good thing as cervical cancer ends up being very curable; one of the most curable cancers.

This look is for cervical cancer awareness done for my friend because she means a lot to me. So let's look at some facts with regard to awareness:

  • cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women
  • cervical cancer is largely preventable and curable with REGULAR Pap tests and pelvic exams;
    • in fact, cervical cancer is much less common in the United States because of routine pap tests.
  • when discovered as precancerous cells during a pap smear, it is 100% treatable
  • early cervical cancer has no symptoms, so regular pap smears are extremely important
  • sexually active women should undergo Pap tests starting at 21 and should be done every one to two years
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but let's face it ladies: We have other female parts which are extremely susceptible to cancer as well; so let's take the moment to learn a thing or two about cervical cancer today in addition to making sure we're getting regularly screened for early detection! Extremely treatable upon early detection.

So here's the look I did; the ribbon for Cervical Cancer awareness is teal and white so this look reflects that. I hope everyone likes it; this look and cause are very important to me.

  • Urban Decay Bootycall
  • The Body Needs Shimmers Teal (on top of Bootycall and in the inner corner of eye)
  • Sugarpill Mochi
  • Makeup Geek Sea Mist
  • The Body Needs Aquamarine
  • MAC Shroom
  • Makeup Geek White Lies
  • L'Oreal Color Infallible Eternal Black
  • Makeup Geek Fame
  • Phsycian's Formula 2-in-1 Eye Booster Eye Liner