Saturday, June 11, 2011

My last post let it be known I was on the prowl for bright, almost neon eyeliner for summer. Well, that has not changed in the slightest, but I have had my heart stolen.  I love attention getting eye looks, but not if it's due to my eyeliner melting and mascara running. So the combination of a long wear eyeliner in a fantastic color is an answer to my prayers and Jemma Kidd is my angel.

Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define: Stay Put Liner had to have been created in heaven.  The name does not lie, it really does stay put. Like 10+ hours in 90 degree heat stay put. It is brilliant. The one I have is in the color Peacock, a deep, rich purple with a slight shimmer. It's dark enough to define but colorful enough to make my gray eyes pop.

I put this liner on at around noon and at midnight it was still going strong. My eyeshadow was long gone, but Peacock would not tap out. With its creamy consistency and easy application I thought the staying power would be lacking, I was completely wrong.

Please excuse the beastly brow, it's getting fixed TODAY!!!

This is my first time using  Jemma Kidd cosmetics and I am shocked at how perfect this product is. I will be checking out more items from the Romantic Revolution collection for sure.


You can snag a little Peacock for yourself at :

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The black cats eye is easily one of the most classic looks in make up.  One little flick of the liner wand and boom! instant sex appeal. Often worn on screen by bombshells and flirty ingenues, it is purely iconic.

The black is timeless, but I want something more. So I got a few items from Mark cosmetics to try an remedy this situation. First up is Metalliner in Blue Chrome. A bright royal blue with a metallic sheen, this definitely gets your eyes noticed.

Next is another  Metalliner in Quick Silver. I have used "silver" liners in the past that were pretty lack luster. They were either silver specks suspended in a clear base or severely lacking in pigmentation. This is not one of those liners. It is a straight up metallic, look at me silver. It reminds me of winter.

Get in Line liner in Deep Aqua is the stand out for me in this group. It is an intense turquoise with a gold shimmer. It reminds me of the saris worn by Indian women. Gorgeous, loving this for summer. The only drawback is it does stain the skin. Even using eye make up remover it sticks around for awhile.

Now, I know this is not a liner but it is an eye product so I'm tossing it in here. Scanda-Lash
in Indiglow has stolen my heart. I love purple hued mascaras, but most turn out being pretty weak. They more towards the plum/ burgundy side of things and that is just not for me. This color however is pure purple bliss.  How could you not want to wear this??

Deep Aqua, Quick Silver, Blue Chrome, Indiglow

I'm still going to keep hunting for a lime green, hot pink and whatever other punch you in your face colors I can come across. Until then I'll be thanking Mark for his wicked products and amazing summer ready eyes. THANKS MARK!!!!!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

 I have seen bits and pieces of the Swedish version of the film, but never read the books. This trailer has me really interested in them now tho. I'm also loving Trent Reznor's music, Karen O sounds fantastic.

#40 Quit a job I hate

So technically I quit this job almost a year ago, but it was so horrible I merit it list worthy.

Everyone has had one. We have all experienced it. Putting up with one is really a test in how much you can take. I'm talking about the co-worker from hell.
I worked in a pretty high stress setting, helping substance abusing adolescents, but I adored my job. The clients were fantastic and most of my co-workers were really awesome. That is until she blew into the building. We will call her "Snatchface".

Snatchface was under the impression that just because some messed up shit happened in her life, that gave her free reign to treat people like dirt. This woman was so over bearing and just plain nasty mean it took everything I had not to hit her in the face with a stapler.

Swingline of course, they make the biggest impact. 

The environment of our work was always kinda chaotic but we managed. The purpose of our job was to help these kids, not treat them like the enemy or like they were at bootcamp. Well Snatchface thought otherwise. She got off on giving these kids a hard time and it made me sick every time it happened. For a year I just kept telling myself I was not going to let her drive me out of a job that I love. Well in the end I had to decide, walk away or face prison for serious assault.

I don't do well in a cage so I walked away.  There I things I miss about the job everyday, but my sanity was more important. My hatred of this woman was consuming me and it wasn't healthy. I say hatred because that is the only way to describe it. She is easily the most vile person I have ever come in contact with and I wish nothing but horrible things for her. I know that sounds terrible but I'm being honest. If you have ever had a Snatchface in your life you know what I'm talking about.
I'll stop having my rage stroke now.