Saturday, February 20, 2010

new(ish) hair color!

So I recently decided I wanted to go a little lighter with my hair.  I am naturally a dark brunette, with hints of auburn in the sun, and a color that responds well to Sun-In (my go-to highlighting method).  So a few months ago I dyed my hair with Revlon Colorsilk in Medium Ash Blonde.  I went to Florida, my hair got a little lighter in the sun, and as my roots came in the contrast started to bother me, so I picked up another box of Colorsilk in plain old Medium Blonde (which, according to the numbers, is a tad lighter than the 'ash' version).  Like any at-home hair dye participant, I'm always afraid of orange, but I think this turned out pretty nicely.  Here's what my hair looks like right now.  Excuse the tired face.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Neon Pink lips! according to The Body Shop.

Today I reluctantly left sunny/humid Florida and headed home to cold/dreary upstate New York.  My Mom and I had a connecting flight in Charlotte and decided to run to the Body Shop during our short layover.  I spotted this lipstick in #59- Neon Pink- and could not resist picking it up.


It reminded me at first of MAC Gladiola, which came out with the Dame Edna collection.  Gladiola is a bright blue-based matte pink, and not very moisturizing.  It definitely appears more purple-y than Neon Pink.


Neon Pink, however, really gets the job done in terms of moisturizing the lips and leaving lasting color.  Because I was a) bored on the flight and b) excited about my new lipstick, I took some pictures of myself wearing it as the sun was starting to go down.  They actually turned out pretty well, and I think demonstrate how non-garish this color really can be.  It reminds me of some of the loud colors Lady GaGa's been seen sporting as of late, but definitely toned down a bit.  When layered on a little more, this shade shows up as having a subtle lavender iridescence.  Until I'm confident enough to sport Lavender Whip (MAC), this will suffice.  For only $12.50, you really can't go wrong.

The first picture is not my best but I like how the color of my sweater offsets the color of my lips.  Not a bad pairing. (this one was obviously not taken on the plane. the two below it were.)



 
What colors have you discovered recently that you loved more than you expected you would?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

cheap eye shadow, etc.

     So the other day I was at Ulta and I decided to pick up an eye shadow since they were on sale for just $3 each (the Ulta brand shadows, that is).  The one I ended up getting is called 'Organza' and it's a light, silvery taupe lilac.  I got home and played with it a little, and ended up putting NYX's 'Gypsy' in the crease, which is a dark purply-plum with some slight shimmer.  The result was pretty and wearable, not too dramatic. (I should really use the word 'wearable' less. I sort of hate it.)  Anyway here is a photobooth picture of it--not the best quality for taking this type of picture but you get the idea.  Also if you're curious, the nail polish I have on in this picture is O.P.I.'s Gargantuan Green Grape- a light chalky pastel green.  It is love.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Long time no... blog entry.

I've been using Tumblr lately because of how amazingly simple it is. But I just looked back at this blog and not only did I notice a) a post from Kerry Diamond at the Lancome blog saying that I won a set of Juicy tubes, a comment from May that I didn't see until now (kicking myself!) and b) a few people are actually commenting on my posts/following me! I'd love to see readership grow a little and get more feedback on various (shallow) things. I love Lollipop26's blog (which I've surely said before). So, here's hoping I keep up with this blog better in 2010. Cheers.