Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kat Von D Product Review (Kayla)

First off, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the packaging of all her products it is gorgeous.

Tattoo Concealer - Light (Rating 4.5/5)

+Nice and creamy
+No bad smell to it
+Goes on smoothly
+Blends nicely
+Amazing as a heavier concealer for those hard to cover spots on the face

- Does not EASILY cover tattoos like claims to but with a ton of effort and product will cover but no guarantee to how well it will last or how uniform it will blend
Little test to see how well it would cover up a small tattoo (5 layers later)

Lightning Sheer Lip Gloss minis - Saint, Fierce Red, Bam, Stormy, Gunshine (Rating 3.5/5)

+Gorgeous colors in the tubes
+Nice for a subtle wash of color or over an already extremely pigmented color

-Funky Smell although not as harsh when on is a strong deterrant
-Even for a sheer lipgloss has poor color pay off
-Gunshine if over a lighter color or nothing makes lips look dirty. Best used over a dark lipstick

Autograph Eyeliner - Love Metal (Rating 5/5)

+Gorgeous color
+Glides on easily
+Beautiful shimmer
+Well pigmented

-I'm allergic to it around the eyes

Rock n Roll Eyeshadow Duos - King Cobra (Rating 5/5)

+Well pigmented
+Gorgeous greens
+Darker is a good dupe for MAC's Humid
+Not too much glitter

True Romance Pallet - Beethoven (Rating 4/5)

+Awesome colors
+Amazing pay off for 6/8 of the shadows
+Amazingly well grouped

-Couple with less amazing color pay off

True Romance Pallet - Gypsy (Rating 4.5/5)

+AMAZING color pay off
+Hawkwind is the most AMAZING white/green duocrome
+Stryker is an amazing dupe for MAC's Club
+Beautifully picked colors

-Cream in this pallet has dried up on me

True Romance Pallet - Memento Mori (Rating 5/5)

+Had me wanting it from the get go
+Beautiful cream shadow
+Gorgeous well pigmented colors
+Unique colors
+Most gorgeous teal and yellowy colors I have EVER seen

Perfume - Sinner (Rating 5/5)

Said to be a "Light, delicate top notes of orange blossom, refreshing mandarin, and fleshy plum create a provocative, sultry heart. Rich jasmine blends seamlessly with a white-flower bouquet, beautifully tainted by the spicy warmth of cinnamon, an herb associated with ancient rituals of pleasure. A dark, mysterious back of earthy vetiver, patchouli, and woods enveloped in creamy vanilla and sensual musk lingers on the skin."
I find it to be a nice, dark, mysterious musky smell that reminds me of the perfume Black XS. Out of the 2 it is the perfect night out on the town perfume.

Perfume - Saint (Rating 5/5)

Said to be the "sweet nectar of Mirabelle Plum and sparkling juicy mandarin create an addictive, mouth-watering top. At the heart, exotic, heady Tiare flower and sweet, tempting caramel are adorned with the velvety floralcy of jasmine, the queen of the night, as she emits her spellbinding fragrance into the sky. Sensual vanilla and creamy musk combine with the warmth of sandalwood for a comforting dry down."
I find it to be a very gorgeous, sweet perfume. It is not overly sweet/flowery/fruity perfume. It is the perfect romantic night out perfume.

I can honestly say that of what I have seen, I absolutely adore Kat Von D's products and will continue to buy more.

Also, here is some new stuff to add to my makeup collection (other than the 2 new things in this review)

Friday, February 26, 2010


MY HIM VIP PASS, AUTOGRAPH AND 2 DISC CD FINALLY ARRIVED!!! Nearly 3 weeks after it was shipped but whatev.. Aswell, my 6 seasons of NCIS I ordered on Saturday arrived today!
Kat, for you, I will get a pic of the autograph and such up later! I just had to post about it.
You had your exciting mail the other day and I had mine today! Gah I wish you were here. Once I move, you must come visit!!!

updated pic of my war wound click here
And..... Drum roll please!!!!

My signed cd insert, VIP pass for the 2nd of the shows I am going to (ticket yet to arrive), My ticket for the first show I am going to, and unopened 2 disc Screamworks

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I PASSED!!!!(Kat)

I was Pretty Freakin Excited when I got my mail today!!! I passed my Cosmetology exam and am now an Official Licensed Cosmetologist!!!!!! I can now do everything from Hair to Makeup to Nails to Facials all legally!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Whiteout (Kayla)

So, this one is a bit harder for me to type seeing as how today, I accidentally cut my arm pretty badly at work. Didnt quite need stitches, but it was close. IF you want to see a picture of it, click here
BUT, lets proceed to the reason we are all here, the makeup... Luckily for me, it was before the injury....
Inspired by the case for the movie Whiteout
Two Faced Shadow insurance - Entire lid
MAC Painterly Paintpot - Entire lid
MAC Gesso e/s - inner 1/3 of lid and highlight
MAC Clarity e/s - outter 2/3 of lid
Joe pen eyeliner - Top lid
Covergirl Lashblast luxe Black Platinum - eyelashes
Maybelline Lash Stiletto - eyelashes
MAC Feline - Top and bottom waterline
Urban Decay Flipside - outter 1/2 of bottom lashline
Makeup Forever # 90944 Star powder - bottom lashline over feline

Makeup Forever HD primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15
Kat Von D Concealer Light
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Extra Light
MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre
MAC Buff Blush
MAC Porcealine Pink Mineralize Skin Finish

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lot's of Products(Kat)

In the next week I'll have a lot of new things to show. I just Started Putting togetehr my professional makeup kit, and boutgh $350 USD worth of eyeshadow in the last week. I have ordered 2 Kat Von D Pallets, 3 MAC Pallets of 4 shadows each, 1 MAC Limited edition Pallet, and a Lauren Luke Pallets. If you don't know who Lauren Luke is, she has had makup tutorial on youtube for years. I have been following her for about 3 years now, and recently sh has launched her own line of makeup at Sephora. Here is her latest video

So you will definitely be seeing more updates on here by me in the coming weeks.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

All Things Alice - Review (Kayla)

So, on Wednesday my Alice pallet finally arrived in the mail. Can you say excited much. Aswell, earlier that day, I had found the Alice in Wonderland nail polishes by OPI.
First, I will start with the Nail Polishes.

I LOVE them. There are 4 colors in this set and I absolutely LOVE 3 of them and like the 4th. So far, I have only tried 2 colors so far as they are both on right now.
The first is Absolutely Alice - a mainly blue glitter with specks of gold. It is GORGEOUS! 2 - 3 coats and your nails are COMPLETELY covered in glitter or do it over a color for just a slight pop.
Then there is Mad as a Hatter - a mostly grey/black glitter with multicolor glitter mixed in. Again GORGEOUS and 2 - 3 coats completely covers the nail.
The third color is Thanks So Muchness - a red/pink with pink glitter. I haven't used this color yet but it is fabulous looking.
Lastly, my least favorite color of the bunch Off with her Red - A terracota red color. It is a matte color to tone down all the sparkle and glam in this collection and from my swatch on paper, the color looks better out of the bottle than in so here hoping.
But I would definitely rate this set a 10/10. Bought a mini set for a friends birthday present and the full sized bottles for myself
Swatches - Absolutely Alice, Thanks So Muchness, Off with her Red, Mad as a Hatter

Now onto my favorite part of this... The Urban Decay Pallet. I am blown away by it. It took all my strength to use my new MAC stuff for heartagram day instead of this. First, it comes in the most adorable packaging with tea pots and teacups on it. When you open the top, there is mini alice in a field of mushrooms looking all lost. As is this didn't make me want it enough, inside are 16 amazingly picked and paired eyeshadows, 2 gorgeous liners (Zero and Flipside), and a mini bottle of my 2nd favorite primer on the planet. The thing I liked the most, is that they are normal colors in the line so once I am out in this, I can buy full things of my favorites. Aswell, I noticed the glitter is not as chunky as the same colors in other pallets, making it easier to work with and less glitter all over your face. From this, my absolute favorite, and possibly most well pigmented color is Alice, a bright beautiful blue.
The colors and their "real world names" in order are as follows
Top row in swatches - Underland (Flash), Alice (Painkiller), Oraculum (Baked), Queen (Last Call), Chessur (Chopper), White Rabbit (Polyester Bride), Wonderland (Maui Wowie), Curiouser (Grifter)
Bottom row in swatches - Muchness (X), Mushroom (Mushroom), Midnight Tea Party (Midnight Cowboy Rides Again), Vorpal (S&M), Absolem (Homegrown), Drink Me Eat Me (Sin), Mad Hatter (Twice Baked), Jabberwocky (Oil Slick)
Overall this I would rate 666/10!!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In Joy And Sorrow - HIM (Kayla)

So Today's look was actually inspired by the 07 tour shirt. Hope you like. Sorry if this is a quick post. Leave for work in 5 minutes

So first off, I used Two Faced Shadow Insurance over my entire lid, then I took Painterly Paint pot over that.
On the inner 1/4 of my eye I used MAC Gorgeous Gold e/s. Inner half a mix of Da Bling and Stars n Rockets. Outter 1/4 Plum Dressing. On my crease I used Steamy, Moons reflection and Strike a Pose e/s. For my highlight I used Vanilla e/s.
I finished it off with my Joe liner. For my top and bottom water line, I used MAC's Feline aswell on the bottom I used MAC's Color Matters Technakohl with Lucky Green e/s over top. For mascara, I used one of my favorites, the Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe in Black Platinum.
For the rest of my face I used my Makeup Forever HD Foundation Primer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, Kat Von D concealer in Light, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light.
On my lips I used MAC's Amorous Dazzleglass cream.


The Tools

The Look

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Product Review (Kat)

Maybelline New York: Lash Stiletto Mascara

I recently bought this mascara and was skeptical because I normally buy MAC makeup. I was desperate for mascara. I had no clue where I had put my MAC zoomlash lol. Maybelline Says that "The only mascara that does for lashes what stilettos do for legs.
  • The Grip & Extend brush grasps each lash and coats from every angle
  • Elastic formula stretches lashes for provocative length
  • Pro-Vitamin B-5 formula conditions and smoothes for black-patent shine
  • Contact lens safe and Ophthalmologist tested "
I must say the description is Pretty much accurate. It definitely extended the length of my lashes. The only thing I don't like about this mascara is that if you accidentally rub your eye it flakes off easily. but for the price of $7 USD it's a fairly good buy.

Overall... if you are looking for something rather inexpensive, this mascara is a good buy.

Lit Cosmetics (Kayla)

So there is this brand of glitter makeup I just adore called Lit cosmetics.
It is a gorgeous, sparkly ball of fun pretty much.
It is a great quality and an amazing bang for your buck.
It is $16.95 CAD for the base and $9.95 CAD for each jar of glitter but sometimes you, like i have, can score a stack of the buy 1 get 1 free coupons
They have changed their packaging since I was last there so HOPEFULLY I will get my butt in there soon and check it out.
Exerpt from the website:
• Solid glitter - You cannot see through
the glitter pieces, and you will have
the ability to play with the intensity of
the color.
• Shimmer glitter - The color is
a translucent rainbow halo. The
glitter pieces have a hint of color.
• Metallic glitter - It gives you a
metal shine and is a solid color.
• Electric glitter - Has the most intense
color, but is also the most difficult to apply.
A white eyeliner base is recommended.
Each color (solid or shimmer) contains four
grams per stack.
• Superfine - This is my bestselling size for
solid glitters. Superfine is the smallest size
of glitter, cut in .004” x .004” hex. It has
the least intense sparkle of all the glitters,
especially the shimmers. This size is great for
a more sophisticated look. It also works well
for shimmering over eye shadows, eyeliners,
lipstick and gloss. Superfine is recommended
for everybody, but especially for people with
deeper set eyes —where you can’t see any
eyelid when the eye is open.
• Ultrafine - This is the most popular size with
my customers. It’s great for those who simply
want more BLING! Ultrafine catches more
light and is definitely more showy, fun, and
flashy than the Superfine glitter. The glitter
size is .008” x .008” hex. It works best for
people who show some eyelid space when
their eyes are open.
• Fine - This size of glitter is as big as it gets —
big in sparkle, big in shine and big in getting
noticed. Fine glitter is definitely for the true
Disco Diva. The glitter size is .015” x .015”
hex. Only recommended for people with a
bigger eyelid space.

All colors
In order from top to bottom: London Calling Electric, Nirvana (SF) Solid, Lover Boy (UF) Solid, Peacock (UF) Solid, Yoda Metallic, Hulk Metallic, Mary Jane Metallic, Magic Dragon (UF) Shimmer
Reboot Electric (top) compared to Medusa's Makeup Neon Green (Bottom)
In order from top to bottom: Kiss (SF) Solid, Vixen Metallic, Firecracker (UF) Solid, Roxy Rolla Metallic, Flower Power (UF) Shimmer, Pretty Hot Pink (UF) Shimmer, She Devil (UF) Solid, Carrot Head (SF) Solid
In order from top to bottom: Cher (SF) Solid, Marilyn Monroe (UF) Solid, Gunsmoke (UF) Solid, Nightlife (UF) Solid, Back in Black (UF) Solid, Wonderwoman (UF) Solid, Black Magic Woman (UF) Solid, Twisted Sister (SF) Solid

Thursday, February 4, 2010


So, I decided I would do a makeup collection video.
Also, quick warning, this video is about 6 minutes long
Sorry about any stuttering and such. 1 AM when I recorded this.
Yes I do know there is a mac brush cleaner bottle on my floor aswell as holes in my floor, no socks on my feet and a kitty in my bathroom.
Aswell, right after I uploaded these segments onto my computer and I was trying to get my Windows Movie Maker to work, I got the amazing news that my Alice in Wonderland pallet from Urban Decay is now on it's way to me! YAY Happy Kayla!!!
Hope you like.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Devil Woman - Cradle Of Filth (Kayla)

So one thing about me, I like having a way to identify my makeup looks. One way I will be doing that with my entries is by band song names. Just whatever song my makeup inspires me of, or I really like, I will title my blog with that. It may sound silly to some, but thats just me... Also, then if one day I cannot think of how to do my makeup they can look back and be all "hey why don't you do *insert title name*" and it therefore makes it a whole crapload easier for me. Also, if I get the time after this, I will be doing a makeup collection video. If anyone wants a review on anything seen in it, just ask.... I wont go in depth of what I have but it's a general idea of it all.
So lets get this started.
Todays look was a dark, gothic, black and purple look.

So first off, I used Two Faced Shadow Insurance over my entire lid, then I took Blackground Paint Pot from MAC and used that until just above my crease. I used Black Tied eyeshadow from MAC up to the top of the Blackground just to set it and blacken it out a bit more. After that, I took a fluffy blending brush and put MAC's Violet Pigment on the crease of my eye and blended it into the black and slightly above. For a highlight I used MAC's Gesso eyeshadow. I finished it off with a liquid pen liner from Joe (a brand in canada made for the superstore) that in my opinion, gives the MAC penultimate liner a run for its money seeing as how here, the MAC one is $20 whereas the Joe one is only $6. For my top and bottom water line, I used MAC's Feline. For mascara, I used one of my favorites, the Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe in Black Platinum.
For the rest of my face I used my Makeup Forever HD Foundation Primer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, Kat Von D concealer in Light, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light.
On my lips I used MAC's Bubbles Lipstick and MAC's Via Veneto Dazzleglass.
Hope you all like.

If anyone wants a review of one of the products meantioned, just leave a comment and I will write one up as soon as possible

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A little about us

Name: Kayla

Age: 21

Birthday:July 9

Sex: Female

Location: Calgary AB, Canada

Relationship Status:
Just me and my baby boy

~All About You~

Tell us about yourself; include hobbies,talents, ambitions, fears
I am a single mom. I work 30 hours a week at a liquorstore. I am hoping to be going into school for makeup artistry as it is my main passion. My favorite artists are HIM, 69 Eyes, Christian Kane, Mudvayne and a few others. I love cuddling with my son and going out with him. He is my entire life. I have 8 piercings and 3 tattoos. Planning to get more of both as soon as possible. I love to cuddle up and watch movies or sit on my computer while my son is sleeping and I am not at work. I love dressing up and going out with my friends on the last Thursday of the month for a regular industrial night.

Write about a world issue you feel strongly about.
A world issue I feel strongly about, is the discrimination of young parents. Yes, I do understand that some people are TOO young to be having children but they still are. But just because some of the younger generation is horrible at parenting, does not mean that ALL are. I feel so strongly about this subject because I myself am a young mom. When I was 18, I found out I was pregnant. No, it was not the smartest thing I have done in my life, but I do not regret it one bit. It wasn't until almost 2 months after my 19th birthday that I had my son. No matter how old you are, you are never fully ready for a child. I have seen 35 year olds have children for the first time and they were worse at parenting than 18 year olds I know with children. Just because you are young does not mean you are going to screw up on it. One day I was waiting outside of walmart with my son, waiting for a friend. I was happy, my son was happy. Everything was great. That was until an older gentleman (don't really want to call him that because he was the total opposite of a gentleman yet I will do it to be polite) walked past me. As he walked by he looked at me and said "I feel sorry for your mother. You should have had an abortion". Once I realized he was talking to me, I nearly cried. My son was clothed, fed, happy, and clean. There was no reason for the guy to be so harsh to me other than me being a young mom. I get glared at and constantly called a whore for being a young mom. Another time, I was getting onto the bus, or more of trying to, but the bus driver wouldn't lower it so I could get the stroller on. I politely asked him to and he replied to me "It's called exercise, learn how to do it." So I struggled getting onto the bus with the stroller. Later on a lady in her early 30's got on with a stroller and guess what, he lowered it for her. I believe it was for the fact that I am younger that he felt he should not help me. For a while, I wore a ring from my ex on my ring finger because it made it look like I was married and people left me alone for the most part. The problem is, I know that I am not the only person going through this and I know that many are not taking it even half as well as I am. It seems to be more of the generation in their mid 50's - 70's that is the hardest on young moms. If you asked them though, It is almost guaranteed that their parents had them, or their first born child, at a young age. It bothers me knowing that as little as 60 years ago it was okay and normal to have children at the age of 18 and now it is a hugely frowned upon subject.

Name: Kat

Age: 21

Birthday:June 10

Sex: Female

Location: Beacon, NY, USA

Relationship Status:
In a very loving relationship

~All About You~

Tell us about yourself; include hobbies,talents, ambitions, fears
I am a cosmetologist. Just recently took my licensing exam and am waiting for my results. I Love Makeup and Hair, but Makeup is my true passion. I sing an play guitar as well. A few of my favorite Bands are HIM, The 69 eyes, Nightwish, Within Temptation, The rasmus and many more. I could go on forever with just my Favorites!! I love my boyfriend to death. We've been together 10 months. I'm afraid of Spiders and cat's but I have to learn to like cat's cause my boyfriend has 2.

Write about a world issue you feel strongly about.
I am a huge advocate for Gay Rights. I have a lot of friends who are gay, and I feel that they should have the same rights as anyone else. Just Because they are gay doesn't mean that they can't serve in the Army or have health benefits. I plan on working alongside my Friend Nate who was recently discharged from the Army for being gay. Being gay doesn't make you unable to do your job. I also feel that they should have a right to Marry. The government need to stop being Pricks and just leave the gay community be and allow them to have to same rights as anyone else.