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BFTE Mermaid (Duochrome)

By cristalena56 · March 15, 2013
Autumn at the Daily Glamour was having a contest to win some BFTE Cosmetics and you won by being the first person to name all 3 products she was wearing in her eye look. I got 2 of them on my first try. I didnt realize she had said it was between me and another girl to guess the remaining one. I was off playing with makeup during the time. It ended up being Mermaid from BFTE. I hadn't used my sample in forever so I decided to do a quick look the next day using it. </p>

I remember first seeing this color in a video from Xsparkage and knew I had to have it. Im hoping one of these days they will put a duochrome for the color of the week because I would like to have this one fullsize (as well as whisper). Its a shiny paleish yellow with a green a duochrome.

Applied Dry with Fingertip, NYX Milk, and UD Liner Zero

Items Used:
*BFTE Mermaid
*BFTE Dragonslayer
*BFTE Meteor Shower
*BFTE Poison Ivy
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*UD 24/7 Liner Zero
*Elf Black Cream Liner
*Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

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</a>*Applied Eye Primer
*Applied UD Liner Zero to Lid, smooth out a little with fingers.
*Patted on some Mermaid and blended in with black to bring the green out.
*Applied Meteor Shower into crease and outer edge of Mermaid.
*Blended Poison Ivy in with Meteor Shower.
*Applied UD Liner in Junkie to lower lashline.
*Applied Poison Ivy over Junkie.
*Applied Dragonslayer into inner corner of lid.
*Patted and blended Mermaid on top to lighten.
*Highlighted with Very Vanilla.
*Applied UD Zero to waterline.
*Applied Black Liner.
*2 Coats of Mascara

My hubby ordered me 2 mustache earrings. I dont really care for facial hair like mustaches, goatees, and beards. But I do think the mustache thing is cute!! My friend from High School and the rest of her family must love that they can now find mustache things. They were obsessed with it before this craze for years. Her dad has a mustache that is similar. I think I might have maybe only seen him once without the mustache. Met them in Germany back in 1997 when we moved there. My dad was stationed at a base there. 

I like the 2nd pair more which I will be posting in my St Patty's Day Look Post. I believe he bought this for me off of ebay. If you would like to purchase Mermaid you can find it at the BFTE Cosmetics website. Its $6.50 for a Full Size and $2.00 for Sample. They always have a color of the week that is full size with 3 samples of your choosing for $6.00. So you could also go that way and choose mermaid for one of your 3 samples. :)


Zoya Nail Wheel

By cristalena56 · March 1, 2012

Next up is my Zoya collection. I hope to add more since i really like their polishes.

1. Robyn (Flash)

2. Phoebe (Mod Matte)

3. Yummy (Candy)

4. Noel (Gems and Jewels)

5. Charla (Sparkle)

6. Veruschuka (Matte Velvet)

7. Shawn (Wicked and Wonderful)

8. Jolene (Flash)

9. Kiki (Glitterati)

10. Gilda (Sparkle)

11. Tiffany (Fire and Ice)

12. Maura (Flash)

13. Pippa (La Di Da)

14. Shay (Touch)

China Glaze Nail Wheel

By cristalena56 · March 1, 2012

I decided to get some nail wheels off ebay. I am getting quite collection and i keep thinking im buying the same colors or similar colors to what i already have. Now I can see what the colors actually look like and also will come in handy when picking out a color to wear. I bought 3 sets of 5 nail wheels from ebay for $6 and change. I got a total of 15 nail wheels and each has 18 nails to swatch(270 nails total). I've swatched all my polishes except my color club which i will do tomorrow. First up is my China Glazes. I had just enough to fill up 1 wheel.

1. Polar  Ice over Liquid Leather

2. Some Like It Haute (Eye Candy Collection)

3. Cross Iron 360 (Haunting - Halloween 2011)

4. Shocking Pink

5. Hyper Haute (Tronica)

6. Flying Dragon (Ink)

7. Senorita Bonita (Island Escape)

8. Virtual Violet (Tronica)

9. Techno Teal(Tronica)

10. Sexy in the City (Sexy Sport)

11. For Audrey

12. Emerald Fitzgerald (Vintage Vixen)

13. Paper Chasing (Kicks)

14. Peace on Earth ('Tis the Season to Be Naughty and Nice '10)

15. It's Alive (Haunting - Halloween 2011)

16. Passion (Romantique)

17. Liquid Leather

18. Polar Ice (Glitters and Cremes)

The only china glaze i didnt swatch was Ghoulish Glow. My 3 crackle ones are on my crackle nail wheel. If you see any you would like me to swatch on my fingers and show you the bottle let me know in the comments.

Wet and Wild Coloricon Trios - Walking on Eggshells, Cool as a Cucumber, I Dream of Greenie, and Spoiled Brat

By cristalena56 · August 24, 2011

I picked up spoiled brat awhile ago, along with 2 of the 8 palette ones(which i can review and swtch later). I picked up I DREAM OF GREENIE last week from walgreens. A week before that i picked up COOL AS A CUCUMBER and WALKING ON EGGSHELLS from Big Lots. The BL next to my work is moving to the other side of us into a bigger building and had the whole store on sale. This past weekend it was 50% off.  I really love these color icon palettes. They are such a bargain at $1.99 to $2.99 depending on where you go. The 8 palettes are $5.99?? I think. Im waiting for walgreens to have another wet and wild sale(50% off) so i can buy the blue 8 palette. I bought the other 2 during their last sale. They are very pigmented, and with primer cant last even through working in a stock room with no ac or fan.

Wet and Wild I Dream of Greenie and Spoiled Brat

The I Dream of Greenie has a lime green, sea foam green, and then a light minty type green. When applied i think of a peacock. Im sure a blue eye liner would go really well.

I Dream of Greenie

I applied the shadows over a base of NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil to make the colors pop more. I also used Revlon Liquid Eye Liner Pen and Loreal's Telescopic Waterproof Mascara.

I Dream of Greenie


Spoiled Brat has  a hot pink color for the lid, a sparkly black for the crease, and a silver for the highlight.

Spoiled Brat

My brush didnt seem to be working with me while trying to apply the black.. It usually applies better. The thing with the black is also you want to make sure to tap off your brush, well really most of these colors because you most likely will pick up more shadow then you had planned too. So unless you want black speckles on your face(idk maybe you do lol ;)), i would tap or blow on the brush or applicator to get the excess off. I like to wear this trio when im going out on a friday or saturday night.

Spoiled Brat

I believed i used Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Flame and MAC's Hello Kitty Tippy Blush. My skin has looked awful lately and i dont know why :(

Walking on Eggshells - Flash Walking on Eggshells - No Flash Cool as a Cucumber


The colors in the WALKING ON EGGSHELLS make me think leopard print and colors Kim Kardashian would wear. Theres a nice peachy color for the eye lid, a milk chocolate brown for the lid, and shimmery cream color for the highlight. The COOL AS A CUCUMBER trio consists of a dark forest green for the lids, a deep purple for the crease, and a pale shimmery spring green for the lid.

Walking on Eggshells

I decided to add in some leopard spots using a liquid eye liner pen, though i could have drawn them a lot better... I quickly did it. I also used UD 24/7 Eye Liner in Whiskey for my lower lashline and Revlon Colorstay Black Eye Liner on upper lashline.

Cool as a Cucumber

I had a hard time trying to get the colors to show up the way they look IRL, but it wasn't happening unfortunately :/ I did however find that the green was kind of hard to apply. You definitely need a nrush for the purple to get it to show up, as well as the green.

Cool as a Cucumber

I found that cool as a cucumber was my least favorite of the bunch. The colors make me think of UD shadows i have though. If you find my posting for Alice and Wonderland's Caterpillar look, these are the colors they remind me of.

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