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Friday, November 7, 2014

TGIF!



The weekend is here! I've been feeling a little off this past week so I have no new makeup to post butttt I'm going to take the next day or so to get back on my feet. Now that I've got some pizza in my belly, I'm starting the next phase of relaxation mode by taking a long shower & doing my nails. Speaking of, I thought I'd include some past NOTD pics to inspire my mani tonight...plus I thought they'd be fun to look at.

Loving these bright manis! I'm obviously a creature of habit because the one glitter accent nail is still my go-to look.
Some simple black striping polish can make a huge difference. 

Of course I've got to end this post with a song from one of my favorite movies - Hedwig & The Angry Inch. If you know me personally, you're probably aware of my obsession with this movie/soundtrack, so this should come as no surprise. I discovered Hedwig in grade school, back when drag wasn't as prominent as it is today & it definitely inspired my interest in queens, makeup & love of all things glittery. Since then I've steadily converted everyone around me into a hedhead...*snicker* Anyway, to this day, there's no better song to get ready to than Wig In A Box. This is one soundtrack that has stood the test of time. You're welcome! Til next time!

I look back on where I'm from
Look at the woman I've become
& the strangest things seem suddenly routine
I look up from my vermouth on the rocks
The gift wrapped wig still in the box
Of towering velveteen!

Joanna xo

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monthly Favorites: October

Wow...I'm sitting here in disbelief that Halloween & the whole month of October are over! I feel like this entire year sort of slipped past me & I'm partially relieved (it hasn't been the easiest one), but now I feel like I'm scrambling to get all kinds of things done! Anyhow, I wanted to make sure to mention that just because Halloween has come & gone, doesn't mean that I'm going to stop doing fun looks. As a matter of fact, I have a few drag inspired makeup posts in the works & hope you continue to check back for them!

For now, though, I wanted to spotlight a few of my favorite things from this past month so let's get on with it!

 1.) I've been liking this Ready Set Gorgeous concealer by Cover Girl. I bought it in Light & love it to brighten up my under eyes. I set it with a bit of my regular pressed powder & blam! Instant highlight action.


2.) Next up is this awesome INM Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat. I had been putting off buying a topcoat for months after reading some horror stories/warnings about my usual Seche Vite (you can learn more about it & decide for yourself here). Either way, I'd rather have chipped nails than inhale toxic fumes so I picked up this one instead & haven't looked back since.


3.) Moving on to MAC's Crystal eye shadow. I've loved this for years & always go back to it. It was hard to get a good shot of this shadow but I'll do my best to describe it. It's sort of a light grey/purple hybrid & I love it to bring out my green eyes. It can be smoked out with dark greys/black or played up with purples. When I wear it I also like to pop a bit of MAC Vellum (white with a purple duo-chrome) in my inner corners for a little somethin' extra.



4.) I've been using this EO body wash (which I mentioned in a haul of sorts last month) & love it. It's safe, natural & contains no synthetic fragrances which is great because it's something I use every day. It smells like oranges which is always refreshing in the morning!


5.) As far as accessories, I've been wearing these little Love studs a lot lately. I picked these little babies up in the jewelry clearance section at Target, which I had never really paid attention to before.


6.) I've also been into these James St. James Transformations vids on YT. If you like drag & makeovers, this is perfect for you. Kinda makes me wanna re watch Party Monster...


Lastly, I just wanted to mention this amazingly sweet surprise I received from my best friend today! How cute is this little fire opal ring?! Thank you boo! I love it! ^_^ I also wanted to shout out the shop/seller of this ring - The Ombre Mouse/Lisa Klunk - for packaging it so nicely! Check out her shop here.


Joanna xo