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Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette

By cristalena56 · February 8, 2015

So I've been following Morphe Brushes on Instagram for over a year now but i've never made a purchase from them. I think I started following them because they were sponsoring a contest at some point in time and to earn an extra entry you followed their instagram page. I remember some posts at the end of december about a palette that was coming out that was hand picked by a girl named Jacyln Hill. I had no idea to be honest who she was. I was like who is this person and what's the big hoopla over this palette. lol I remember just reading comments about people being mad because they couldn't get on the site and then when they did it was sold out. I guess someone was hacking their site at the time of the launch. Well during the next week I was looking up swatches for makeup geek shadows because I was wanting to buy some and that is how i found Jaclyn hill's blog/yt channel. It was watching her videos the first week of January that i found out what her palette was all about. I had actually been wanting some warmer colors since all my shadows are more brighter shades and this seemed like a good one for me to get for those brown/cranberry shades i was looking for. Alas though when i went to purchase it from their site they hadn't restocked it yet but then my hubby reminded me that he was working a beauty show at the end of january in Long Beach. I immediately checked the website for the show and found that morphe brushes was going to be there and only a few booths over. Score!! So I had him pick it up for me while he was there. :)

I forgot to take pictures of the box when i first got it so now there is icky water spots/fingerprints on it...

These shadows are sooo amazingly pigmented. I can't believe individually these only cost $2.00 each, because that is such a good deal. The palette retails for $27.99 which makes them a $1.00 a piece.
I think the last row is my favorite. :)
No Flash
Outdoors Flash
I've been using a couple of the first ones as an inner corner highlight.


Favorites: I love both oranges. I think the first shade is pretty and can't wait to figure out a look to use it. I've been using the browns for my crease area.

Outdoors No Flash

Favorites: Loving the pinks. I've been using 33 and mixing with 66 to make a shiny peachy color for my lids and then pairing it with a couple of the browns. 

Outdoors No Flash
Outdoors Flash
Favorites: I love all of them, especially the purples and the pink shade. 

I labeled each shadow with the corresponding individual shadow number. </p>

Thoughts: I love this palette. For the most part the shadows are super pigmented and the ones that aren't can be built up. h colors I have used so far blend easily without much trouble wich is also a plus. I work in the stock room and coming home after 8 to 9 hours working my shadows look pretty good with minor fading in the crease area. I highly recommend this palette if you were looking for some warm shades and some pops of color as well. I can see myself using this palette for everyday looks. I'm also interested in trying out some of their brushes. Anybody have any recommendations??

<p>Editing Notes: All the swatches were dry swatches. I didn't use any primer or anything like that. I just swatched each shadow with my fingers. 

Wearable Scuttle Inspired Eye Look

By cristalena56 · June 11, 2014
A couple weeks ago I was watching my Little Mermaid 3D bluray that my hubby got me this past christmas, and decided to do a look from that bird that flounder said "then this seagull came and it was this is this, and that is that..." :p He might not have a singing voice but he's still cute nonetheless. :) 

I haven't really used my Sephora Little Mermaid palette I got last year for my birthday, and thought this was the perfect time to put it to use. :) 

Items Used:
*Inglot #318 (Lid)
*Sephora Unfortunate Souls (Crease)
*Sephora Flotsam (Crease)
*Sephora Jetsam (Crease)
*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd Edition Yellow and Orange (Lower lashline)
*Dollipop Cosmetics Leeloo (Lower lashline)
*BFTE Very Vanilla (Brow Highlight)
*Elf Black Cream Liner
*Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

For a reference of the colors used. :)

*Primer (UDPP)
*Draw a line in the crease with a black liner (UD Zero)
*Apply Sephora Unfortunate Souls to Crease
*Dab crease brush into Flotsam and Jetsam
*Blend into Crease
*Pat on white shadow to the lid (Inglot #318)
*Apply white liner to lower lashline (NYX White Base)
*Apply yellow shade to inner 1/3 of lower lashline (BH Cosmetics)
*Apply Orange shadw to middle 1/3 of lower lashline (BH Cosmetics)
*Apply Darker Red Orange to outer 1/3 of lower lashline (Dollipop Cosmetics Leeloo)
*Apply Fleshtone shade to brow bone (BFTE Very Vanilla)
*Line eyes and waterline with black liner. (Elf Cream Liner)
*2 coats of Mascara (Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal)

My eyebrows are all funky... lol 

I also did a quick picture tutorial... (I seemed to have forgotten the step of applying the white shadow to the lid)

KooKoo Bird Inspired Look

By cristalena56 · August 10, 2013

Katie Alves is having another makeup contest. The theme is "Colorful". I was trying to come up with a colorful look and looked over to see this kookoo bird stuffed animal. I did a wearable cut crease. I haven't entered the contest though because there are a lot orf awesome creative looks. Also check out her albums of looks as well. She's amazing!! :)</p> <p>
I liked how the background looked when i smudged it.

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Items Used:
*BFTE Okul
*BFTE Crush
*BFTE Lava Momma
*BFTE Illusion
*BFTE Grape
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*NYX Glitter Powder in Purple
*UD 24/7 Liner Mainline
*Inglot Gel Liner #77
*Maybelline Falsies</p>

*Apply Cut Crease with UD Liner Mainline
*Filled in lid with NYX Milk.
*Applied Okul to inner third of lid.
*Blended Crush into middle of lid.
*Blended in Lava Momma to outer third of lid.
*Applied Illusion into Crease.
*Applied UD Liner Ransom to lower lashline.
*Applied Grape over liner.
*Lined eyes with Inglot Gel Liner #77.
*Applied NYX Purple Glitter to lower lashline.
*Highlight with Very Vanilla.
*2 Coats of Mascara</p> <p>

Madison (Splash) Inspired Eye Look

By cristalena56 · May 23, 2013
<strong>When I was looking at mermaid pictures yesterday I came across a picture of the mermaid in the movie splash. I love that movie. I was inspired to base my eye look today from the colors of her tail in the movie.</p>

The colors are very summery, so it seemed perfect to come up with a look. Summer is coming up here shortly. I know kids are starting to finish up school since we have been extra busy at work in the past couple weeks. I wish I could capture my makeup better. I always seem to have these dark shadows in the pictures which I try to lighten. I was in a hurry to get to work, and took some quick pictures. Don't mind my funky hair again. My brush is in the car, and I have been brushing it on the way to work. lol (at a red light of course)

Items Used:
*NYX White Base
*BFTE Soleil
*Inglot 15
<span class="text_exposed_show">*Lime Crime Coral of the Story
*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette (Red Orange)
*BFTE Lava Momma
*UD Liner in Radium
*Inglot 33
*Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter in Sour Blast and Spearmint
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*Elf Black Cream Liner
*Maybelline Falsies Mascara

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*Primer (UDPP Eden)
*NYX White Base to lid.
*NYX Shadow Stick 24K to inner corner.
*Applied Soleil to inner corner.
*Blended in Inglot 15 Next.
*Then Coral of a Story
*Then BH Cosmetics Red Orange.
*Then Lava Momma to outer corner and blending into crease.
*Applied UD Liner Radium to lower lashline.
*Applied Inglot 33 over.
*Using Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar applied Spearmint and Sourblast to lower lashline.
*Highlighted with Very Vanilla
*Lined eyes with Elf Black Cream liner
*2 Coats of Falsies Mascara</p> <p>

Inglot Haul

By cristalena56 · May 20, 2013

I went to Las Vegas last weekend for the first time. I remembered that there was a Inglot store somewhere there. I decided to find it and found it in the Caesar's Palace (my favorite casino!!) Forum Shops. I just had to start from one end to the other to find it. My hubby said he waited an hour for me to be done inside the store, but I dont think I was in there for that long. lol 

I took a quick picture when I was leaving. I found myself almost ordering stuff from them at their online website since I first heard about them. I was hesistant since I hadnt seen their products in person. Its hard to tell how big the items are and how I will like the finishes/etc.  without seeing them firsthand. I ended up buying 6 shadows, 1 pigment, and 1 eye liner. It was hard to pick out colors. I would have bought the empty palette but too expensive. Ill look on ebay or amazon for one I can use.

I found the shadows to be a pretty decent size. They only cost $6 each. The pigment was $14.00 and the eyeliner was $12.00.

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</a>Inglot Pure Pigments: Sponge gourd oil and almost 90% pure pigment gives this highly concentrated loose colored powder the ability to range from subtle to ultra intense effects depending on application. Pigments can be mixed with DURALINE to create liquid forms of all pigment colors.
Size: 2 g/0.07 US OZ
Price: $14

Pure Pigment Eye Shadow 82: Shimmery Bronze with pink sheen. Also when it hits the light you can see a gold duochrome. This color is sparkly and has minimal fallout.

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</a>Swatched Dry

Swatched over Primer, NYX Milk, and UD Liner Zero

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Inglot Matte Gel Liner: High intensity pigments provide ideal coverage and rich colors after just one application. The Creamy and delicate long lasting formula dries in 60 seconds to a water, smudge and crease proof finish. 
Size: 5.5 g/0.19 US OZ
Price: $12.00

<strong>Eyeliner Gel 7: Matte Black. I need to get a new eyeliner brush before I start using this. 


</p> <p>Freedom System ShadowsPalettes come is various sizes and can hold: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 40 of the Freedom System Eye Shadow singles. Eyeshadows and palettes sold separately. Eye shadows come in Matte, Pearl, Shine, Double Sparkle, and AMC. Paraben Free formula. Not tested on animals.</p> <p>Sizes: </strong>
AMC 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ</p>

PEARL 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ

MATTE 2.3 g/0.08 US OZ

SHINE 3.2 g/0.11 US OZ

DS 2.5 g/0.09 US OZ

<span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Price: $6.00


Inglot Freedom System Square 431 Pearl: Frosty/Icy Pink

Over Primer, NYX Milk, and UD Zero Liner

Inglot Freedom System Shadow AMC 15 Shine:  fiery orange and a gold frost finish 

Inglot Freedom System Shadow AMC 24 Shine: Sparkly Seafoam Green

Inglot Freedom System Shadow AMC 33 Shine: This color caught my eye first and had to have it once i swatched it on the back of my hand. Made me think of mermaids.

Inglot Freedom System Shadow AMC 14 Shine:  bright thistle with pink metallic sheen & multicolored sparkles. Reminds me of TBN Grape Soda with multicolored sparkles. 

Inglot Freedom System Shadow AMC Shine 29: Irridescent pink.

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</a>Measured to show the size of the shadows 1.25 in by 1.125 in


BFTE Cosmetics Swatches Part 3: Browns/Golds/Oranges/Yellows/Highlights

By cristalena56 · April 7, 2013
Continuing on from Part 1 and Part 2</p> <p>Browns/Golds</p> <p>Autumn: Smooth metallic bright warm gold.</p>

Dragon Slayer: 

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</a>Guilty Pleasures: Chocolate Brown with multicolor sparkles.

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</a>Riddle: Light sheer bronze with a green shift.

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$10 PineappleLight cool-toned yellow with pink, gold and peach micro-glitter

LemonBright Clean Shimmery Yellow

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</a>Orangery: Matte Red-Orange

Tangerinemid-tone orange with golden shimmer.


Butt Nakedshimmery version of Very Vanilla

Linen: Matte White

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</a>Very Vanilla: My favorite Highlight color. Matte Vanilla

<p>WhisperSheer, palest beige with a strong blue-violet sheen. One of my favorite colors.

Random Eye Looks

By cristalena56 · March 14, 2013
I decided to just post a few random eye looks I did over the past few months that I never posted... I didnt like how a lot of them turned out but I will post anyways.. </p>

Pink Petals
*Lid: BFTE Spring Fever
*Crease: BFTE Karma and Lollipop Kid
*Highlight: BFTE Very Vanilla
*Lower Lashline: UD 24/7 Liner Rockstar and BFTE Big Ego
*Liner: Elf Black Liquid Liner
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<p></a>Purple Gold
</strong>*Lid: TBN 24K Gold
*Crease: BFTE Midnight Kisses and Big Ego
*Highlight: BFTE Very Vanilla
*Lower Lashline: BFTE Isis
*Liner: Elf Black Liquid Liner</p>

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</a>Starry Night
*Lid: TBN Silver Struck(inner half) and Supernova (outerhalf)
*Crease: BFTE Meteor Shower
*Highlight: TBN Shimmers Gold
*Liner: Elf Studio Black Cream Liner

Anniversary Look
<strong><strong><strong>*Lid: Starting from Inner Half BFTE Princess, Lotus, and Vampy
*Crease: BFTE Guilty Pleasures
*Highlight: Very Vanilla
*Lower Lashline: BFTE Isis
*Liner: Elf Black Liquid Liner

Dragon Scale
*Lid: BFTE Dragonslayer
*Crease: TBN Envious and Blackened Emerald
*Highlight: BFTE Very Vanilla
*Lower Lashline: UD 24/7 Liner Junkie and Eye Kandy Cosmetics Sour Apple
*Liner: Elf Black Liquid Liner and NYX Glam 24K Liner</p>

Pinky Gold
</strong></strong>*Lid: BFTE Bubbly, Lotus and Vampy
*Crease: BFTE Guilty Pleasures
*Highlight: BFTE Butt Naked
*Lower Lashline: BFTE Isis and TBN Rouge Red Glitter
*Liner: Elf Black Liquid Liner</p>

Sunset (Fail :/)
*Lid: BFTE $10 Pineapple
*Crease: BFTE Raspberry and Tangerine
*Highlight: BFTE Very Vanilla
*Lower Lashline: BFTE Envy
*Waterline: UD 24/7 Liner Radium
*Liner: Elf Studio Black Cream Liner
</p> <p></strong>

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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</a>Items Used
*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)


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.


Sex on the Beach Make Up Look

By cristalena56 · April 25, 2012

Last weekend I learned how to make the drink "Sex on the Beach". I've had them a few times  before but never knew how to make them. We actually came up with our own recipe when we were at the store. It usually calls for Orange Juice, Vodka, Peach Schnapps, and Cranberry Juice. We did our own twist on it.


Cup Full of Ice

Peach Schnapps(We used Dubois that was on sale for $5.99 at Frys)

Cherry Vodka (we used Pucker Cherry Vodka.)

Sunny Delight Smooth


*Start by filling up a glass with ice.

*Next fill cup 1/3 full with Peach Schnapps

*Then enough Cherry Vodka to make 1/2 full.

*Then pour in sunny delight to fill up the glass.

*Pour in a splash of Grenadine.

*Mix and Serve


This is so good!!! Just be careful because you dont taste the alcohol. I came home from a friend's party last week and made these. My hubby and his best friend kept asking for one everytime i made another for myself. My hubby actually wanted me to make him one yesterday, but i was out of Sunny D. I think it tastes better with Sunny D then OJ. It makes it taste sweeter, and it really is Smooth!! Anyways on to the makeup look. I just loved the colors in this fruity drink and was inspired to do a eye look.

Items Used:

*88 Original Palette

*NYX White Shadow Base

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline Volume Express One by One Mascara

*Started out with NYX HD Shadow Base

*Next with a brush a applied NYX Shadow Base in White.

*Applied lighter orange to the inner corner of the lid.

*Next brighter darker orange.


*Next the Brighter Red Color


*Next I applied the Fuschia Pink to the outer corner.


*Next I took the Darker Red Shade and applied it to my crease and rounded out to the outer corner of bottom lashes.

*Next i applied the colors in order on my lower lashline starting in the inner corner.

*Applied Maybelline Master Precise to Upper and Lower Lashline. ( i went to the bottom because i was trying to try out a different way to do the eye liner but my maybelline pen wasnt working to do it. This is why you might see some line smudging because i was trying to remove it with a qtip. I couldnt find my makeup remover so i only wet the qtip which didnt work that great.)

*Finally I applied the Mascara.

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