Wednesday, August 11, 2010

i'm back! vacation, wedding, & july favorites

Hello, lovelies! Sorry I've been MIA for a while.  I went on a two-week vacation to Chicago and Cincinnati to visit my family.  Also, I was a bridesmaid in my cousin Amy(who's also one of best friends)'s wedding.  It was a great trip. As most vacations do, though (ironically), it wore me out! I took loads of pictures and have lots to post about, I just haven't had the energy to do it! :\  I'll be back with more posts soon (hopefully within the next few days or so), but I just wanted to say I haven't disappeared, I'm alive and well, and I'm still checking Bloglovin and Blogger for new posts from everyone else -- even if I'm slacking with my own blog!

I did Amy's makeup for the wedding, as well as one of the other bridesmaids', Amy's stepdaughter's (just some lavender shadow, Viva Glam Gaga patted on, and Dollymix blush!), and of course my own (duh)! I had so much fun doing it, and Amy looked so beautiful! I can't take all the credit, obviously, but I felt proud of myself anyway! haha :)

Here's my wedding look:

FACE: NARS Sheer Glow mixed w/Illamasqua Gleam Cream, YSL powder, MAC Stereo Rose MSF

EYES: MAC Smoke & Mirrors palette, MAC Lingering brow pencil, MUFE Aqua Eyes 18L, Smashbox Heartbreaker liner pen, Lancome Hypnose Drama

LIPS: MAC Jazzed lipstick + Fashion Whim cremesheen glass

...and the nails (toes were OPI You Don't Know Jacques):

Essie Playa Del Plantinum + Essie Licorice on tips
(ring from Dillard's)

I wish I had a decent picture of Amy's wedding look to show you, but none of my pics of her came out really clear -- as soon as I come across one, I'll be sure to share it with you all!

I do have this goofy pic of us gettin' down at the reception, though! haha

I also have my July favorites to share, so here they are. :)

MAC Stereo Rose MSF
Illamasqua Gleam Cream
Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment
NARS Turks & Caicos multiple tint
MAC Smoke & Mirrors palette (from the Holiday '09 collection)
MAC Fashion Whim cremesheen glass
MAC Jazzed lipstick

See you all soon!


  1. Glad you're back and had a great time!:D

    Love your nails and the ring you wore is so cute!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  2. You look so pretty! Sounds like you had an amazing time at the wedding and I'm glad you're back on your bloggy blog :) I love your nails too! xx

  3. You should take credit for making me beautiful! You did a great job! I know, we will have a ton of pix in a week or 2 when we get them from the photographer!! you, amy

  4. You look like you were having a ball.... not afraid to be yourself I love your blog! follow me too :)