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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nails/NOTD: China Glaze - Ruby Pumps French Tips

This is the nail look I created for this club makeup look posted here.  I've never done french tips before so I wasn't really sure what the heck I was doing. This was a little rushed, but I thought it turned out well considering I wasn't using french tip strips. I originally wanted to use a nude base but I didn't have the time, so I just went with a clear base coat, 3 red coats on the tips and then a top coat. Even though I let Ruby Pumps completely dry before applying the top coat, it picked up some red and transferred it onto the clear polish. :-(

  natural light - no flash

with flash

I achieved this look with:
1 coat of Avon's NAIL EXPERTS Smooth Beginnings Base Coat 
3 coats of China Glaze - Ruby Pumps (just on the tips)
1 coat of Avon's NAIL EXPERTS UV Gloss Guard Top Coat

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Smoky Red Eye Makeup Look + Club pictures

Last night I didn't get to sleep until after 4 am. My hubby DJ's at a once a month club event and that's where we were last night. Was a lot of fun, but I am so tired. Since we had to get to the venue early for him to set up DJ gear and lighting equipment, I decided to bring my clothes/makeup to get ready there while they set up. Not a very good idea! The lighting in the bathroom was terrible and I'm used to sitting at my comfy vanity with my magnifying mirror. Doing my makeup at the club made me feel super spoiled with my vanity set up. I felt like I couldn't see anything and I was so uncomfortable standing leaned in so close with my head tilted back. Next time, I'll bring my mirror, a chair and a lamp if I have to!

Since I couldn't see very well, I didn't even bother with attempting my usual winged liner and faux lashes. However, here is how my makeup turned out. Not too shabby. But I would have done more if I had a better set up.

Anyway, the night was a blast. There were several people there celebrating their Birthdays. I made cupcakes to pass out and all were gone by the end of the night! I also lost my camera at some point so I couldn't take many pictures. Some nice person found it and returned it to the DJ booth before the night was over. :-)

I'm wearing Morgana Cryptoria eyeshadows in Old Bloody Mary and Harbinger. The inner corner has a bit of NYX. On my lips I'm wearing e.l.f.'s matte lip color in Rich Red with Morgana Cryptoria Fire Brick on top.

Me and Chad
Click below for the rest of the club pictures!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pale Green, Olive and Burgundy Eye Makeup Tutorial

A new Halloween eyeshadow collection was released by Sobe Botanicals, called Peepers Creepers, so I created a tutorial using some of them. :-)



Click below for the tutorial!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blue, Gray and Purple Eye Makeup look + Outfit Pics

This is from last Friday. We went out dancing and had a good time. :-) The eyeshadows I used for this look are ones I made for myself a long time ago. So they don't have names.

Jewelry was made by moi:


Me and the hubs out at the club. See how sparkly the shadow is?!

Eyes (all applied in this order):
Coastal Scents Shadow worx eye primer (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger)
Sobe stick it! eye primer (applied all around the eyes patting then rubbing in gently with ring finger) 
My Stuff - Grey/Purple w/teal sparkles (applied to outer V, lid and crease)
My Stuff - Shimmery Blue (applied to inner V by patting and sweeping outward)
My Stuff - Grey/Purple w/pink sparkles (lower lash line)
NYX eyeshadow - Nude (applied under brows and blended downward)

e.l.f. Liquid Liner - Black (upper lash line winged outward)   
NYX Jumbo Pencil - Milk (waterline) 
My Stuff - Shimmery Purple (patted onto waterline with a flat taklon liner brush)
Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - Very Black (lower lashes)
Red Cherry Lashes #43

Eyebrows: Sobe Fill Me In Brow Filler - a mixture of Brunette and Raven (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color - Praline

Skin MD Shielding lotion
Sobe Powder Foundation - Light Warm (applied with Coastal Scents bionic buffer brush)
Sobe Tinted Illusionist (applied all over face/neck with a large powder brush) 
NYX Blush - Taupe (applied under the cheek bones to contour)
NYX Blush - Mauve (applied to cheek bones and blending back toward the hair line)

Maya always has to join in the outfit pics! The dress was purchased from eBay. I believe it was used. It had 3/4 sleeves but they were so tight I could barely bend/move my arms in them. So I cut the sleeves off and sewed it to be sleeveless. Heels were bought used, from eBay as well. Overall, this whole outfit is under $20. :-)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Smoldering Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial

Here's a fall look for you. I combined gold, copper and burnt red, which reminds me of the changing of the leaves. :-)

This look was created using Archetype Cosmetics eyeshadows. As far as I know, they are discontinued as Archetype closed up shop.

Jewelry was made by moi:



Click below for the tutorial!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Green Eyeshadow + Glitter Liner Makeup Tutorial

I'm not sure when I did this look but I know it's from over a week ago. *shrugs*

This look was created using some products from



Click below for the tutorial!

Steampunk Photo Shoot

For those of you who are interested in my last photo shoot, go check it out on my facebook page!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Blix MoonMaiden Facebook Page now launched!

For those of you who have a facebook account and would like to keep up with my blog posts/makeup looks that way, go like my page!

Or suffer my wrath! (notice the bullets are tubes of lipstick!) ;-)


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pink and Purple Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

 Fall is in the air. I'm already thinking of my favourite colours to wear. Plummy purples are definitely amongst them!

This look was created using the Cool Shimmer palette from BH Cosmetics.


 Click below for the tutorial!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Purple and Blue Eye Makeup Tutorial with Aromaleigh

Here's a fun way to use only 2 colours. :-)  This look was mainly created using eyeshadows from Aromaleigh.



Click below for the picture tutorial!