Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pleasure spiked with pain

Battling the flu...blah. No fun.  I feel as if the universe hit the slow-mo button on me. Hasn't slowed me down too much, just feeling a little off than my usual off the wall behaviors.  Still have time for my vain ventures in my makeup stash. While in Ohio during that week, I donned a rather simple and clean makeup style. A solid eyelid and peachy cheeks.

"The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. 
It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear."

In my frenzy for trying to find an Urban Decay NAKED palette in stock at any Sephora around my area, and trust me, there are plenty, I packed some of my neutral shadows to go for that NAKED look.  I fell back in love with my MAC Solar Bits in Bronzescape.  The pigment is a autumnal warm bronze shade and has a liquid metal finish, just be careful of fall out when applying. One of my main pet peeves when it comes to loose pigments. 

Makeup Used:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Revlon ColorStay in #330 Natural Tan

the Balm eyeshadow/blusher in "Hot Mama" applied lightly to apples of cheeks and along cheek bone.

MAC Solar Bits in "Bronzescape"
NARS eyeshadow in "Night Star" as a highlight
NARS eyeliner in "Onyx"
Maybelline Lash Stiletto

MAC Lip Conditioner "Feelin' Good" over lips that have been covered lightly with foundation as a base.


Brand after brand, I think I've gone through almost every mascara there is.  I've settled on a few for a while, loving mascaras from names like Dior, Lancome, YSL, but the prices were outrageous.  I gave up the green for elongated and darkened wispies, but still never gave up the hunt for a drug store equivalent, or something that comes close.  I bought Maybelline's Lash Stiletto a while ago and at first I wasn't a big fan.  Possibly because of the whole patent leather shine promised from the ads, I didn't see it.  I kind of stowed it away with the rest of my make up rejects that I skim through on occasion.  Recently though, I couldn't believe the perfect lash separation.  Lash Stiletto won't give you a patent leather shine to your lashes, but you will be happy with what you do get.  L'Oreal owns Maybelline, and also own Lancome, which is a top name in mascaras so they do know what they're doing. 

Swatch me two times

All the darkness in the world could not put out the light of one small candle.

Keep burning!



  1. you look beautiful <3 I love the makeup!

  2. Adorable <3
    I ADORE the Stiletto mascara they make my lashes soooo long it looks like I am wearing falsies

  3. Love the look!So simple, yet so beautiful. Just thought you should know that Lash Stiletto is from Maybelline.

  4. ADA! omg...I was totally brain dead when writing this post, I got all confused. Yeah you're totally right, I fixed it! lol THANK YOU!

  5. Thanks Meya and Katherine! :) Yeah lash Stiletto is bomb!

  6. you look gorgeous. I love that dark and slightly look. It's very simple and looks easy to do.

  7. I wish goths looked as hot as you lol

  8. you are rockin the hats lately!!

    im so partial toward maybelline mascaras : ) i like to use lash stiletto just on my brows though

    feel better and let us know when you get the naked palette !

  9. Oh Katrina, you never fail to amze me!...I love your hats! ...especially the fur one ( reminds me of my Russian heritage)- beautiful look!..take care darling!

  10. amazing !
    follow you now. looove your style!

    xoxo lala

  11. Very pretty! You have great features

  12. I also liked the Lash stiletto also. I am in LOVE with Haute n Naughty by MAC and normally I hate their mascaras-it's because it allows you to do heavy lashes quickly I think.

    And you'll LOVE the Naked palette. It's the best one I've owned by far. My Sephora gets things in on Friday am so I went in the morning when it opened and snagged it

  13. Very nice and simple. :)

  14. omg i need to get my hands on feelin' good & hot mama! i love the colors! what foundation color are you for mac?

  15. Hey Katrina! You can call the Macy's in Aventura and see if they still have some...I used to see tons of them there.

  16. Simple make up but U look very beautiful.

    xoxo C.

  17. Beautiful!!!

  18. Hey pretty woman! I found your blog and I LOVE! You are GORGOUES and your family is adorable.


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