Beauty and Makeup

Inspired? You bet your ass I’m inspired!

I love this whole post at ” Color Me Inspired…” (the ellipsis [series of periods] is part of the title). Her philosophy on beauty and makeup IS inspiring. If you believe this way, then you know you are beautiful already.

See, regarding makeup in fashion, it’s not about making anyone pretty or beautiful. It’s building off and transforming the beauty that’s already there. Notice I said nothing about enhancing, for transformation is what’s key. Most fashion models seem to be interesting looking and have chameleon like capabilities.

We shouldn’t be using cosmetics to “make ourselves beautiful”, or even “enhance ourselves”.  The way I would restate what she is saying is that we are transforming ourselves into the character we wish to play for that day, or the feeling or image we wish to represent… (my ellipsis. lol) but the beautiful foundation is already there to build upon.

Go read “Creation”! And click around and check out some of the amazing makeup she has done.

Another Great Giveaway

At Beauty Ambition you may have a chance to win Urban Decays Book of Shadows Volume III, that’s the UD♥NYC palette with the great popup inside. Oh heck, I have the picture right here….

Urban Decay

Any makeup lover wants this, and if she already has it, she wants another to gift to her best friend, or keep as a backup. 😉  The deadline is December 3rd, so go and get your entry in ASAP! Just click on the graphic to go there.

WANT!

OMG! These look so fun and adorable. First, let me give you a little bit of background, many many years ago when my youngest son was in grade school, he was nuts for Pokemon on Gameboy and had several of the games. Well, I’m a night owl. I’ve always had insomnia to some extent and rarely go to bed before at least 1 or 2am. To help my baby out, I would sometimes level his Pokemon up late at night, and then I got hooked. The game really is addictively fun. Now my baby is a man, he’s 17 and a senior in high school. He told me that sometimes he does still dig out his gameboy and Pokemon games and plays a bit anyway. lol

My baybeeeeeeeThis is my baby about 2 – 3 years ago, and yes, that’s a real tiger cub he’s holding.

Now Shiro Cosmetics has gone and made eyeshadow pigments named after Pokemon characters, the colors look vibrant and gorgeous and I want these so much! I will have to wait until after the holidays to order the set I want, but THESE WILL BE MINE! If you don’t want to wait, then click on the graphic below to go to Shiro Cosmetics Etsy site.

The Super Effective Collection…I even love the name! It’s all just so adorable! lol

Merry Christmas!

Giveaway at All Made Up

Joy at All Made Up already has the holiday spirit and wants to wish her readers a very merry Christmas, with a wonderful giveaway featuring some of her favorite products. I must admit, I am completely and utterly impressed by her choices, even if they aren’t particularly holiday products. The woman who wins this prize will be lovely on Christmas day, especially since the giveaway ends on December 1st, leaving plenty of time for it to arrive before the holiday. Click on the graphic to head on over there.

WOW! Check out Makeup Talk!

Makeup Talk

Makeup Talk is stepping up their game. If you’ve been there in the past, but didn’t think to register and stay, you might want to check them out again. They have recently revamped and redesigned the community…and to sweeten the pot, they are giving away three $50 gift cards to MAC Cosmetics! Do they know how to lure in a makeup blogger, or what?

MAC Gift Card

So head on over, you’ll find tips and tricks, reviews, swatches, what’s new and hot, the best sales and deals out there, and like minded people who are as crazy about makeup as you are. Sure, register for the giveaway, then stay and give your opinions, while learning a few things, and making some new friends. I’m DonnaJ at Makeup Talk, the newest of newbies, I hope to see you over there!

One last little side-note: I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the mods is internetchick, since she is Leticia from Cosmetics Aficionado! She has a great blog, updated often, with need to know information for us makeup lovers. Can you tell I love her blog? lol She finds the best deals on high end makeup, so if you want high end makeup at drugstore prices, you should follow her blog.