Saturday, June 30, 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Minis Nail Polish Set

Look what they had at the employee store! Yay! I love the slight shimmer in The Color of Minnie, and the warm pink called If You Moust You Moust, the deep Magenta Shimmer in I'm All Ears.

And since these are so very tiny they will be perfect to take on summer trips to do touch-ups, or even to do a whole new manicure!

The packaging is very cute!

Don't you want to buy yourself a set?



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Inglot Freedom System 20: Exquisite Color

Sometimes life is just about Beauty.

Not 'beauty' with a small 'b' like a section of a department store, but Beauty, like what Keats was writing about. Check this out....

A Thing of Beauty (Endymion)

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

—John Keats
And wtih that, I give you the beauty shots of my new Inglot Freedom System 20 Palette. I really do wish they would name their shades, but nobody's perfect.
AMC 65 Pearl 451 Pearl 448 Pearl 420 Pearl 402
Rainbow 117R Pearl 404 AMC Shine 25 AMC Shine 06 AMC Shine 08
Pearl 439 Rainbow 114R Pearl 445 AMC Shine 48 AMC Shine 46
Pearl 414 Rainbow 104R AMC Shine 24 AMC Shine 13 AMC Shine 30

 I hope you all enjoyed that! I know I did!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Boston Brief

In Boston for a conference for work, so not so much time to think about beauty stuff and to blog. As you can see below, Mister Boycat helped me pack.

Clouds are pretty.

I will be talking about my Crown Brush palette--finally swatched another panel of that sucker!

Also, rewarded myself for a Weight Watcher win with a gorgeous Inglot 20 Freedom Palette of my own design and can't wait to play with it!

More soon!

Love, BeautyJones!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Here is my May Favorites video!

The biggest deal for me in May was definitely the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette. Emily Noel of Beauty Broadcast was so right!

I also feature the wonderful products of small indie soap company Soapfarm here, so please go check them out!

Thanks for watching, and I welcome your comments here, or on my YouTube Channel. Subscribe to my blog on Bloglovin - link at right and on YouTube to get more videos and beauty blog posts!



More Smashbox Photo Op Palette Shots below...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lemon Aqua Eyes

Lemon Aqua Eyes Look
 Hello, Lovely Readers!

I've been in a purple or blue eye makeup rut for just days, and today I came up with something that I was really proud of:
  • I broke out that Crown Brush palette, and used a bunch of the pale lemon yellow shades layered over each other on my whole lid.
  • I then did some aqua green on the outer third of the eyelid
  • I used a deeper blue aqua in the crease and along the lash line
  • Then used some Cinema Secrets liner fix fluid with olive green with gold shimmer to make one pass of liner along the lashes
  • Then finally I used my Smashbox metallic liner palette and worked not with the black or navy shade, but with the fawn brown.
  • The color palette is kind of 60s retro. Damn, that Madmen just enters your dreams and changes your whole aesthetic, doesn't it?
  • Finished off the look with Revlon Colorstay Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, which is a great shade for my skin tone, doesn't blend into my skin like a lot of nude shades do, and yet is neutral enough not to fight with all the pastel color on my lids.
More pictures below.

You can see how the Urban Decay Primer Potion gets kind of scaley on me.
Not the prettiest look.And the liner has gone into the wrinkles a bit.
But you gotta love that aqua at the outer edges.

Photographed around sunset
 Would you wear this aqua, because, wow, do I love it!

Do you think that you absorb color palettes when you are a baby? If so, that must be why I love shades from the mid-to-late 60s.

Or maybe I love that aqua because it's the color of Bermuda water over the sand at about a depth that would put you chest-high in it, in all that warm silky ocean. Ahhh. Summertime.

Cheers, and please let me know what you think below!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gorgeous Mineral Eyeshadows: Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Been really busy learning all I can about iMovie and Youtube to get some video edited and up looking pretty.

In the mean time, how's about some gorgeous eye candy, courtesy of Femme Fatale Cosmetics.

I just can't wait until I hit my 6-month Blogiversary, so I can get me some of these to review! Maybe I'll buy me some before then.

I mean, OMG, People! Georgeosity!

Which ones are your faves? Let me know in the Comments, below!



Monday, June 11, 2012

First YouTube Vid: Mani with Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee$filterlrg$&wid=370

If you love terrible British accents you will enjoy this video.  This Butter London is so pretty and subtle, and so appropriate for this London-focused summer. It's a chrome with lavender tones, so surprising, yet royally elegant.

Check it out!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Intense Purple Eyes

The Glory that is Wet n Wild's Coloricon Petal Pusher Palette
I think colors are sexy, don't you?

Look at those gorgeous shades above. They are inspirational, evocative, candy-like. OK, I'm a freak for them.

And I'm super-tired because I've been working on some videos for you, and I'm getting there, getting there, but in the mean time, here's a great little intense eyes look that I think works very nicely with my greeny-grayish-hazely eyes.

I used mostly the mauvey shades on the right, but then I layered the lavender eyelid shade on the center-ball part of my eyelid, and then added Milani's Violet Shock over that. Hence the intensity.

Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake, which was way to crazy, so I toned it down with NYX lip gloss in Salsa and blotted the whole mess until my lips stopped looking so much like a melting pile of strawberry frosting.

Soft, and creased a bit at midday, but, hey, who's perfect?

Mostly the mauvey shade under my eye.
Next time I'll try this with some nude pencil on the waterline to neaten the whole thing up
And now for the money shots: Milani Violet Shock Eye shadow is a legitimate duochrome color.  And in these shots, taken from different angles, you can see that actually has two distinct colors.  From the side, a pink-violet with blue shimmer. From the front, a blue-lavender foil. OMG, how can you not love this all to pieces!

I told it was money!

I promise, video soon!

Oh, how I love purple!

Cheers, all, and if you have any thoughts about this look, please share below.  I hope this was fun and helpful and enjoyable.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wet n Wild 738 Comfort Zone Copper Look with Lime

Last Friday I arrived at CVS mid-restock, and picked up these great Wet n Wild Coloricon palettes that I'd heard Vintage or Tacky and EmilyNoel83 raving about. Love you girls, by the way!

Here's my first look, continuing this week's theme of neutral eyes with just one pop of bright color.

I used the colors on the left as labelled.  That label pressed into the shadow is a nice touch, and it means less thinking in the morning, when I am not always quite so awake yet. :)

With Flash. You can see that hint of green underneath.

Shot's a bit soft, but you can see how straight on, the copper color on the lid is subtle. So is the green.
Check out this gorgeous palette with these lovely shades.  Look at the depth of the color, and the duochrome look in almost all of them. Can't wait to play with all of the ones on the right.  Maybe I will today. Depends on what clothes I wear.

Duochrome: the magic word!

I put NYX's Lime jumbo pencil and their Slide on Pencil in 05 Golden Olive under the eye, and sealed it with the green eyelid shadow on the right. I'm a little disappointed that the green underneath didn't last until noon. Next time I'll hit it with the smashbox cream liner to see if that gives the color more staying power.

The Wet n Wild shadow is indeed pretty powdery with loads of fallout, and every time you dip in, you'd better give your brush a good tap to whack away the excess powder. But, as promised, each shade is very pigmented, and the shades are so complex, way more interesting than one would expect from drugstore eye shadow, so Bravo!

What do you think of this look? Do you like to play with color in your day look, or do you stick with neutrals?

I hope this look inspires you to try experimenting with your daily makeup. I find it really adds a touch of excitement to each day when I do that. I love color, and although I am lucky enough to have a job where I get to be creative and artistic just about every day, my makeup is something I do only for me, only for my sense of beauty and creativity.

What kinds of creative outlets do you enjoy? Share your thought below, and thanks for following along with my journey!