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Halloween 2013 - Despicable Me Minion Part 2. Makeup and Costume

By cristalena56 · October 30, 2013

I bought my costume at Spirit Halloween. But MACBARBIE07 shows you how to make your own. I posted the video in my Part 1 post. 

The costume came with stockings but i opted for leggings. The costume was a tiny bit shorter then I liked, so thats why i chose leggings. 

I redid my makeup for this post and i think it looked better the first time..

Items Used:
*NYX Milk
*BFTE Lemon
*The Body Needs Aspen Gold
*Elf Liquid Liner
*UD 24/7 Liner in Radium
*Elizabeth Mott Volumizing Mascara

*Primer (UD Greed)
*Apply White Base to Lid. (NYX Milk)
*Apply Bright Yellow to Lid. (BFTE Lemon. The night of the party I also used the neon yellow shade from sleek acid palette.)
*Apply greenish gold to the crease and blend into outer corner of lid. (TBN Aspen Gold)
*Apply Yellow and Gold to lower lashline.
*Line eyes with Black Eyeliner. (ELF Liquid Liner)
*Apply Bright Blue to Waterline. (UD 24/7 Liner Radium)
*Highlight with a white or flesh color shade.  (BFTE Very Vanilla)
*2 Coats of Mascara (Elizabeth Mott Volumizing Mascara)

Halloween 2013 - Despicable Me Minion Part 1. Accessories

By cristalena56 · October 28, 2013
I went to a Halloween Party on Saturday and I went dressed up as a minion. Guess who won best costume.. This girl did!! :D 

I bought my costume at Spirit Halloween but I got some ideas for accessories when I came across the Minion Spook Book by Bethany Motta (MACBARBIE07)

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I just ordered a yellow beanie off of ebay ($1.50) and I got some pipe cleaners from Hobby Lobby (97 cents).

*i cut up some of the pipe cleaners and put them through the top of my beanie to make hair. 

Items for Goggles:
*2 2-in round PVC Pipe cut at an angle. (Bought the smallest one at Home Depot for $3.00)
*6 Nuts (6 cents each at Lowes)
*Elastic ($1.25 at Hobby Lobby)
*Gray Fast Dry Spray Paint ($1.57 at Walmart)
*2 Toilet Paper Rolls (Cut them up to make the outside accent)
*Twisty Tie
*Hot Glue Gun and Glue
*Needle and Thread

*First cut 2 pieces of PVC Pipe at an angle. (My hubby made mine too big, but oh well).
*I then took the tp rolls and cut them into strips.
*I then placed them around the pvc pipe. (I taped them on but glue might work better).
*I then glued on the nuts. (3 on each)
*I then sprayed painted them with the gray fast drying spray paint. (I waited til the next day to put them together.)
*Then I drilled holes on the sides where you are going to place them together.
*Then I took a twist tie to put them together.

*To make sure they held together I applied some hot glue on the outside in the middle on both sides. 

*Then I drilled holes on the outside and using the needle and thread I sewed on the elastic.

*Then using more hot glue I applied the foam. This makes the goggles more comfortable to wear.

I applied it kind of sloppily but it works. :p



The Little Mermaid - Ariel Inspired Look

By cristalena56 · December 21, 2012

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Every girl seems to identify with or had a favorite Disney Princess growing up. Ariel was my favorite.</p>

The first movie I remember going to see in the movie theater was this movie. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. This movie also had some of the best disney songs (Part of Your World, Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl). I consider The Little Mermaid to be my favorite movie of all time, so its of no surprise that Ariel is my favorite.

I remember swimming around in the pool dreaming I was a singing mermaid. haha

Apparently as well when I was a child I liked to go exploring like she did. When I was 2 or 3 I just walked right out of the house and my parents had to call the MPs (military police - dad was in the air force) to find me. I also remember they got this stretch cord thingy that attached to my wrist and one of theirs because when we would goto the store I would just run away. When I was 5/6 I even walked to school with my cat in my backpack. I also loved music and was always singing. My family would probably say I'm a little stubborn as well. So even though Im not a redhead, I still identify myself more with her. 

Anyways... I recently got some new shadows and found they would be good shades for an Ariel eye look. Its been cold here lately but still really sunny though. The color kept getting washed out in my pics. I tried taking pics inside and out. I have the worst lighting in my apt. My hubby has a light kit but its too much work to set up for a  makeup look. Also really dont have a lot of room for it. 

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*Mon Ennui Cupcake
*Mon Ennui Tequila Sunrise
*Mon Ennui Hyperbole Blue
*Mon Ennui Tardis
*BFTE Swift
*BFTE Orionis
*TBN Shimmers Gold
*TBN Rock Star Glitter
*UD 24/7 Liner Radium
*NYX Aqua Luxe Liquid Liner in Glam Lagoon
*Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye Mascara
*BFTE Bit Me Lip Stain
*NYX Aqua Luxe Lipstick in Razzle Dazzle
*TBN Shimmers Gold

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</a>*Applied Primer (ElF)
*Applied white Base to Lid and blended out. (NYX Milk)
*Applied Pink shade to inner half of the lid. (Mon Ennui Cupcake)
*Applied Pinky Orange shade to outer half of lid. (Mon Ennui Tequila Sunrise)
*Applied Purple shade to crease. (BFTE Swift)
*Applied Glitter Glue to Pinky Orange (LA Splash)
*Applied Orange-Gold glitter over it. (TBN Rock Star)
*Applied Gold Sparkle Shadow to middle of lid. (TBN Shimmers Gold)
*Lined bottom lashline with UD Liner Radium.
*Starting in the inner corner applied BFTE Orionis, Mon Ennui Tardis, and then Mon Ennui Hyperbole Blue.
*Lined eye with sea green eye liner. (NYX Glam Lagoon)
*Highlighted Browbone with White Gold shadow. (TBN Shimmers Gold)
*2 coats of Mascara (Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye)


Before Bedtime Play - Sugar Skull

By cristalena56 · October 27, 2012


So I was looking at my facebook page last night and saw TheDailyGlamour had done a Sugar Skull look and I decided to play with some makeup before bed and do my own Sugar Skull look. I dont have advanced skills so I decided to do a more simpler one. I have seen Sugar Skulls has been a huge craze throughout the makeup community. In the past year we have gotten quite a few sugar skull items at work as well. 

I had trouble applying the white makeup. All I had on hand was a couple white makeup items i bought from walmart for like a dollar or 2. If you have dry skin like me, I dont recommend them. I saw a white powder at Spirit Halloween today for $3.99 that I almost bought though. My allergies have been acting up lately so my makeup started to fade away underneath my eyes. This isn't the best but decided to share it anyways. My hair is a mess because like I said in the title I did this look right before I went to bed.

Items Used:

*Wet n Wild Coloricon Pencil in Black

*Lime Crime China Doll Palette

*Essence Smudgeproof Eyeliner Pen

*Revlon CustomEyes Palette

*Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Woodstock and Radium

*White Cream makeup from Walmart for 99 cents

*Mirenesse Lip Bomb in shade 2 (Awesome Red from October Glam Bag)


Heres some pics of Sugar Skull looks from fellow beauty bloggers I follow (theres are a million times better then mine.):

The Daily Glamour

Brittany Couture

Sarah Chambers Makeup Design

Monroe Misfit Makeup

Shiro Cosmetics Oogie Got JACKed Eye Look

By cristalena56 · October 13, 2012

I just realized I hadnt posted my eye look I showed in my recent Shiro Cosmetics Haul Post. I did this look using all of the shadows from the 2012 Halloween Collection from Shiro Cosmetics. 

This was just a quick look I came up with to show how the halloween collection applies on the eyes. I like how it came out. I think I might wear this on Halloween when I goto the fair. :)

The collection is based on the Nightmare Before Christmas, hence the name of this look. I havent seen this movie in awhile. I should rewatch it. Im hoping to find a good deal on the 3D blu ray. It seems like a good one to watch in 3D. Anyone else getting excited for Halloween??

Trick or Treat..Smell My Feet..Give Me Something Good To Eat.. haha 

Items Used:


*Shiro Ragdoll

*Shiro Oogie Boogie

*Shiro Finkelstein

*Shiro Pumpkin King

*The Body Needs Hush Now Copper Glitter

*Elf Studio Black Cream Liner

*Revlon CustomEyes Mascara


*MAC Hello Kitty Tippy Blush


*Shiro Shinigami

*Jack Black Lip gloss

*Applied Eye Primer (Elf Shadow Primer)

*Applied Ragdoll to lid.

*Then applied Boogie Oogie to crease. 

*Blended Pumpkin King into the crease.

*Applied Finkelstein as a highlight.

*Applied LA Splash Shadow Sealer over Ragdoll.

*Applied BFTE No Hush Copper glitter to lid.

*Lined eyes with Elf Studio Black Cream Liner.

*Filled in brows with Rebellion

*2 coats of Mascara

*Applied Jack Black Lip Gloss to Lips.

*Patted on Shinigami

*Pressed lips together to mix gloss with pigment.

I paired this look with my new skull earrings.

I got these from Big Lots. It came with 5 other pairs of earrings for $4.


Heres a pic of the full size jars.

*Ragdoll - Rust Matte with Lilac and Blue Sparkles

*Pumpkin KingVery blackened copper packed with orange sparkles

*Finkelsteinultra-pale ghoulish green-yellow-grey with blue shimmer

*Oogie BoogieSwampy green-beige with a muted velvety finish


Hope you enjoyed this look.


Witch Hunt - Wed EOTD

By cristalena56 · October 12, 2012

So yesterday I decided to come up with a look using my new Beauty from the Earth colors I got in the mail over the weekend. I decided to do another Halloween eye look. This look makes me think of witches and frankenstein. I think it came out kind of meh, but decided to post anyway. 

I've been trying to do more blending with colors, but i need to practice more. I also have been trying to do cut creases like shown in the BowsandCurtseys Video(this one can be hard to load but plays fine on a ipod) and Glittergirlc Video. I need to practice where i place the original line because everytime the gradient effect comes just about to my eyebrow. Then theres way too much shadow on my upper eye. Then when i try to clean it up some, the shadow loses it effect. Yeah I need to practice practice practice. But I just started trying this out a few days ago though.

Items Used:

*BFTE Caribbean

*BFTE Vega

*BFTE Poison Ivy

*BFTE Mermaid

*BFTE Whisper

*BFTE Very Vanilla

*Shiro Finkelstein

*Shiro Rebellion

*NYX Liquid Liners in Extreme Purple and Glam Lagoon

*Revlon CustomEyes Mascara

*Applied Elf Primer first.

*Applied Vega to crease.

*Blended Caribbean to the top of Vega.

*Blended in Poison Ivy with the lower part of Vega.

*Then blended in some more Vega. 

*Applied some more Elf Primer to the lid.

*First I applied Mermaid, then whisper, and then Very Vanilla. 

*Applied a tiny bit more of Mermaid on top and then to inner corner of lower lashline.

*Applied Caribbean and Vega to lowerlashline.

*Applied 2 Coats of Glam Lagoon and then 1 coat of Extreme Purple. 

(You might have to wait a little bit through coats because it might sting a little if you have sensitive eyes like me but the stinging goes away all together after a minute or so.)

*1 Coat on setting 2 with CustomEyes Mascara and then 1 Coat with setting 1.


Side Note: The state fair is starting today (since its now friday my time). I can't wait!! I always look forward to the Arizona State Fair even though its the same every year. I find this state to be boring and not much to do, but I can look forward to this though every year. I cant wait for cotton candy, concerts, roasted corn, rides rides rides, playing games (trying to win something like a Hello Kitty Stuffed Animal), watching monster trucks and RVs run into each other, etc... Halloween is on a Wed and it happens to be the $2 day. So you now know where I will be that day. Deciding though if I want to dress up or not? I got a cute skull shirt from work and picked up some cute skull flip flops from Rue 21 today for a $1. Check out your local Rue 21 because when I was in there today I saw Clearance racks that took an additional 50% off, $3 Racks, $4 racks, and then they had 3 boxes of $1 Flip Flops which included double pairs for a $1. I was good and only got 2 shirts and 5 pairs of flip flops spending only $10 and change. 


Bargain Halloween Costume Shopping

By cristalena56 · September 23, 2012

The prices of costumes are just ridiculous anymore. Every year it seems like they are more expensive. $50-$100 is a lot of money for something you wear only once a year. My costumes for the past few years I havent spent the outrageous prices.

If your not sure what you want to be, check out your local Ross. I just bought my costume from work and my costume here was $16.99. I looked it up when I got home and websites were wanting $50 for it. Which is a lot for only getting the dress and headband. Everyday we have been getting in costumes (children and adult). The sizes are random usually ranging from Small to Large. Here are some other costumes we have gotten recently.

Cute Dorothy Type Costume $9.99

Another Dorothy for $9.99.

This fairy costume that does come with the wings is only $6.99. Its cute and a total bargain.

A diffrent style fairy costume for $6.99.

Dexter Costume for $9.99.

Got this one for my hubby for only $12.99. We did have also a Leg Avenue Alice in Wonderland and Queen of Hearts costume but someone bought them. They were $16.99 each. So if you happen to be by a Ross, just stop by and see what they have. Stores will get different things, so you might happen to come upon something you like and wont cost you that much.

My costume last year I got from Ross. The referee top and whistle were $7.99. I got a black active skirt from work for $5.99(was on clearance) and my referee socks from spirit Halloween for $5.99. My hat was my hubbys. So last year it cost me $20 for my costume.

Another one is buy separate pieces from goodwill or buy items from the stores (on clearance maybe) to put a costume together. A couple years ago I was punky brewster and i think i spent $25 and most of it was for my shoes. I already had the jeans. I happened to buy the stuff for my outfit during my double discount. The purple jacket was on clearance and then i bought a yellow and blue shirt. I found the whistle at walmart for like a couple bucks. I also had a purple hankerchief that i got at walmart for a $1. 

I was marilyn once and i shopped around comparing prices throughout all the stores. I think my costume was like $16 and my wig was like $10.

A crappy pic i had taken with my phone. I had to search my photobucket account to find this picture since it was from 2007 lol I wore this costume to work. 

Also a good place to look for a costume is Ebay. They have preowned costumes but they also have brand new. I got a boxer costume a few years ago for $20 and in stores it ranged from $40 to $50.   Just look at the descriptions and watch out for shipping to. Sometimes a costume can have a cheap buying price but has a hefty shipping price.  I dont have a pic for this costume because i only got to wear it for an hour. 

This is a picture of it i found googling of it except I got the one with the longer top but the same model girl was wearing it. 

Also a good idea is signing up for the spirithalloween.com emails because they are constantly sending out coupons. I have had emails so far this year for free shipping, 10% 20% 25% off, Buy 1 get 1 25% off, Save upto $50 off, and chances to win spirit halloween giftcards. I used a spirit halloween coupon a few years ago to get my Queen of Hearts Costume. 

I went to a party last year and a lady told me every year for a costume her group of friends call each other up finding out what each other have and they exchange. This way none of them are shelling out any money.

For next year's costume you can shop the after halloween sales. You can score an awesome deal. I got a whole lady gaga costume for like $5 but my hubby accidentally threw it away. :( Last year I got a big bird costume for $6 at Target and i googled the costume that day and it was going for $80. 

I know theres also costume rentals but not sure how much that is. You might as well spend the money buying a costume then renting, that way you actually own it and can wear it again without spending more money.

Have anymore bargain costume shopping tips, let me know in the comments. :) 


After Thought/Side Note/Edit: (09/28/12) I was at Walmart tonight and I saw some adult lady costumes for $9.97. There was a pirate, nurse, nun, witch, angel, groovy girl, french maid, and a devil. I thought the pirate was the best one. Keep in mind they arent anything fancy.. I thought though for $10 its a good deal, especially for the cute pirate costume. You can see other costumes at Walmart.com.

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Tinkerbell EOTD

By cristalena56 · September 17, 2012

Today's look reminds me of tinkerbell and a lily. It was really hard to capture this look in pictures. The colors were shiny and kept reflecting the light. I thought I would still make a post. Im hoping if I do this look tomorrow, pictures outside with the sun out will be able to capture the colors better. If so I will add these pics to this post. 

I'm not sure what type of lily this is.

Items Used:

*Shiro Cosmetics Your Best Friend

*Shiro Cosmetics Snake

*The Body Needs Grape Soda

*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd Edition - Black and Gold

*Elf Black Cream Liner

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*Eye Primer (ELF)

*Applied NYX Milk to lid and blended out with fingers.

*Applied gold shade to lid. (BH Cosmetics)

*Applied snake to outer corner of lid and rounded up into crease.  (Shiro)

*Applied a cut crease with Grape Soda. (TBN)

*Applied Your Best Friend as a highlight. (Shiro)

*Lined eyes with black eyeliner. (ELF Studio)

*Applied 2 coats of Mascara (Tarte Lights Camera Lashes)

*Filled in brows with black shadow. (BH Cosmetics)


My marilyn type pose lol

Thanks for stopping by!! :)


Witch's Brew Inspired Eye Look

By cristalena56 · September 4, 2012

So I just decided to play around with some colors today for Labor Day. I originally had the day off but then was asked to come it. How can you say no to time and a half. The colors I used just made me think of witches (purple) and their brew (being green or sometimes turquoish). Halloween is coming up soon (where did the time go??), and this is an easy look to do for the season. I actually got compliments from customers all day long on this eye look. A little girl even asked her mom how I did this. lol

Items Used:

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Too Faced Liquif-Eye Palette - Steal Magnolias and Exclusive(Aqua Blue)

*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd edition - Purple and witch green

*Elf Studio Black Cream Liner

*Tarte Lights Camera Action

*Eye Primer (NYX HD)

*White Base to lid and crease (NYX Milk)

*applied yellow green to lid (Too Faced Steel Magnolias and BH Cosmetics Witch Green. Sugarpill Acidberry would be a good one to use. i wish i had it.)

*then did a cut crease with a aqua blue shade. (Too Faced Exclusive)

*Applied Bright Purple to crease. (BH Cosmetics 120 palette 2nd edition)


*Lined eyes with Black Liner (ELF Studio Black Cream Liner)

*2 coats of Mascara (Tarte Lights Camera Action)


Please vote for my look here, much would be appreciated!!


Let Me know what you think of this look. Thanks for stopping by and if you dont mind maybe also subscribing, thanks!! :)




Adventure Time - Lumpy Space Princess Inspired EOTD

By cristalena56 · September 1, 2012

Yesterday i wore a look inspired by lumpy space princess. My hubby says i have the same attitude as her, so he calls me his LSP. Whatever... lol She is really cute though lol  This look could have been better, but i was in a hurry. I was running late for work like always. :p

Items Used:

*Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette

*Elf 100 Pc Palette

*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd edition

*Too Faced Liquif-Eye Palette

*Salty Cosmetics Glamazoid! shadow

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Cargo Swimmable Gold Liner

*Elf Studio Black Cream Liner

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*Eye Primer

*NYX Milk to lid, crease, and lower lashes.

*Applied Glamazoid to inner corner.

*Applied Too Faced Honeymoon to lid.

*applied these 2 purple shades over honeymoon

*Applied Too Faced Vixen to crease.

*went over with a bright purple shade from 120 palette.

*Then applied the darker sparkly purple shade to upper crease.


*applied black liner.

*took a small brush using my cargo gold swimmable and drew a star.

*using same brush, dabbed it in a bright yellow from 120 palette and went over the gold.

*applied 2 coats of mascara

eww my skin looks gross. sorry about that!!


Let me know what you think of this look!! :)


Also Checkout My Other Adventure Time Looks:

 Finn Princess Bubblegum Jake the Dog

Lady Rainicorn

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