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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New. Years. Eve.



So appropriate.

We did it! We made it to 2015. Of course, with the exception of the remaining T minus 9 hours (6 if you're East Coast) which a lot could happen in.

Last night I struggled and debated on with red lipstick to wear. Jeffree Star's Redrum won. And I think I look pretty.
I call this my blue steel.

So yesterday I got my Mac lippys in. I received Mac's Brave and Pink Pigeon as late Christmas gift. See below their prettiness. 

I don't know why I waited so long for Brave, but holy mother of lipstick perfection grail. It's beautiful. It's from the Satin line and it may or may not be my new favorite. Okay ok, I do say that about every new color I get, but this is the best everyday color I own from Mac. IN. LOVE. In love. Now, I'm done.

HOW. How is this color so beautiful? MAC BRAVE. It's the perfect nude pink. And as you can see, in direct light (left) it's soft and perfect, but in off light (below) it's actually sexy as hell. 

Honestly, the wear was great. It lasted me almost 3 hours without fading before I had to wipe it off *tear* to swatch Mac Pink Pigeon. That was probably the most upsetting part of it, taking it off.
Now we get to Mac Pink Pigeon. Just wow. Talk about Pink. I love love love all electric pinks. They make me oh so happy. Mac's Pink Pigeon is no exception. It's like Mac Snow Orchid without the shimmer, or Candy Yum-Yum meets Macs Flat Out Fabulous. Basically, pink perfection. And I love it. 
 It's definitely more of a fuchsia in off light (above) but a hot barbie pink in direct lighting (below).
I'm making it a minor New Year's resolution to be more consistent with my lip swatches. In other words, get the lighting and lip shape right each and every time. Haha. Call me a weirdo, I'll accept. 

Here's a side by side.
Mac Brave and Mac Pink Pigeon.

There it is. Two new colors for me to obsess over. I'll probably wear Brave tomorrow because it's perfection. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Can you ever just be whelmed?

I have two lipsticks to swatch, but I'm thinking of waiting. I really have to go running. I've been quite lazy. My knee has been acting up and it upsets me. I have to workout on New Year's Eve, I have to. I may or may not take the day after New Year's Day off. Very fortunate we don't work on Thursday, even though I'm not really going out partying.

So tomorrow I'm going to a hockey game. We don't have an NHL team (good lawd I wish we did) but we do have a minor league. Western Hockey League. Proud fan of the Tri-City Americans. In fact, if it weren't for the many games I went to in high school, I wouldn't even be a Sharks fan. 

Back to my story. 

Tomorrow I'm going to a hockey game with peoples I love. It'll be grand. ☺️ This is the second year for us.  In high school I made it to 3 in a row before graduating and missing out on hockey for awhile (boyfriends and college and work). I'm struggling. I want nothing more than to wear red lipstick. But I have a few to choose from. Currently struggling between 10. And I'm pretty sure Jeffree Star's Redrum wins.
Terrible lighting, but you see my struggle. And I'm sure you can tell the clear winner. It's definitely between REDRUM and Kat Von D's Outlaw. But REDRUM is just PERFECT. 

Next struggle: what do I wear? 😐

Pretty in pink.

It's Tuesday!

On Tuesdays we wear pink, right? Maybe not. I guess that's on Wednesday. But I'm still wearing pink [lips] and I have more than enough pink lipstick to wear on an actual Wednesday. 

So this morning I woke up late after sleeping in an extra much needed hour and ran around like a lunatic with her head cut off trying to get ready. I was already half an hour late for work and I made sure to give my office a heads up, but still I like to stress myself out.

Side note, my New Year's resolution is to become a morning person who cooks more and cleans more. I'm way way ambitious, aren't I?

Anyway, as I rushed out the door with a face half done with makeup I made sure to grab my new favorite light pink lipstick. I knew I'd be changing lipsticks later today so I applied Mac's Viva Glam Gaga (I fall in love all over again with it's beauty) and headed to work.

Last night I had Mac's Pink Nouveau delivered and was dying to try it, but with winter timing, it's so dark and I prefer to swatch all my lipsticks in natural lighting. So first thing this morning, as I walked into my office, I pulled open my blinds and started to wipe away my perfect Mac Viva Glam Gaga. As soon as I applied Mac Pink Nouveau to my bottom lip I was in love. So I quickly finished applying, touched up here and there, and admired. HOLY WOW. Such a perfect pink. I mean, I love all my pinks, but this was more Barbie pink than I expected. This is coming from a girl who owns at least 20 pinks, including Macs Candy Yum-Yum, Happy Go Lucky, Snow Orchid, and Kelly Yum Yum (just to name a few).
Photo taken in the sun, but not direct lighting.  
Photo below taken with direct lighting.
Let's be real, this color is stunning. I don't know why I took so long to order it. But, alas, I'm obsessed.
So the color itself is flawless, so is the lipstick itself (as is every other Mac lipstick I own) and I never want to take it off. 

I did a side by side tube comparison with Macs Viva Glam Gaga and they are nothing alike.

Different lighting (obviously) but still beautiful. BOTH. They're both a little darker in the tube than the actual color itself.

My best friend told me during our Christmas dinner that she had no idea I loved pinks so much. I had asked for Mac Pro Longwear's Love Forever! for Christmas. I told her she was silly because my first Mac lippy was Candy Yum Yum. *heart eyes for days* 

Can we make everyday a "We wear Pink" day?

Monday, December 29, 2014

For the love of all things beautiful.

This Christmas was super good to me. 

I. Was. Spoiled. 

With lipsticks. Lots of lipsticks. From everyone. Even myself. And I have one late Christmas gift on its way. 

I'd like to take some time during the month of January to blog and swatch as many as I can. But where do I start? 

*pictured clockwise from the bottom: NARS, MAC, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Jeffree Star, Too Faced, Wet N Wild, and NYX*

Today, before I couldn't help but swatch my new Urban Decay Obsessed, I was actually wearing my new NARS Torres Del Paine satin lip pencil. I was surprised by how much I loved it. Like, really loved it. As in, I couldn't stop taking selfies in different lighting. I don't even know how to describe it. Orange nude? Nude peach? Whatever. All I know is, it's FLAWLESS. 

It's such a perfect natural look and color. 

I'm getting a few new colors in tomorrow. I thought I was only going to have Pink Nouveau to swatch, but I may have a few other surprises in store. ;) 

Until then I'm going to remain obsessed with the colors I have. 


Lipstick Queen.

Just kidding. I'm not really queen. 

But I'd like to think I'm close to being that ugly stepsister that comes close to being queen in her wildest dreams. 

Anyway. I got a new lippy today. 😍 I'd like to thank my friend in New York for getting me hooked on Urban Decay Revolution lipstick. It's to die for. I'm obsessed. She bought me Fiend for Christmas. And today I got Obsessed with more on their way. 
Just look at it. 
I swatched it as soon as it was delivered. It's gorgeous. I don't know what it is with me and these soft pinks, but I love them so much these days. 
Reminiscent of Viva Glam Gaga, no? Maybe even Pink Nouveau (which I haven't tried yet). That one will finally be delivered this week. It was supposed to be today, but I accidental had it shipped to my home address. I fail. 

Until then, in obsessed with Obsessed. 

PS. Dying to swatch all the new lippys I got for Christmas. INCLUDING JEFFREE STARS. 😍💋

Thursday, December 18, 2014


This is me.
I'm short. I love lipstick. I love to run. I love to hike. I love nail polish. And I love hockey. 

San Jose Sharks are my team, even though I live in Washington (state, not the capital) I still love them. Everyone always asks how. It's dumb. Don't worry about it. 

Anyway, this is me. I'm not fat. But I'm not skinny. I'm not ugly. But I'm not beautiful. I'm me. 

And I love myself. Not all day everyday, but yes, I love myself. ❤️