Tuesday, July 10, 2012

EOTD--Featuring L'Oreal Infallible Sassy Marshmallow and Innocent Turquoise

Today's EOTD uses the following:

L'Oreal Infallibles--Sassy Marshmallow, Innocent Turquoise
MAC--Fresh Water, Contrast
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner

I did prep using Urban Decay Primer Potion, original. I know that my usual eyeshadow application is pretty standard for all of my EOTD so perhaps it's getting redundant.

Sassy Marshmallow is applied to the inner 1/3 of eyelid, Innocent Turquoise is applied to rest of of eyelid and blended upward into the crease and outward toward brow bone. Contrast was applied to the outer v but also blended inward towards mid eye. I also very lightly applied Fresh Water to further blend the colors together. I then tapped more Innocent Turquoise in to the middle of the eyelid for more "pop". Unfortunately, it doesn't show up as nicely in the picture as it does in person. K-Palette is applied to upper lash line and outer 1/4 of lower lash line. Contrast is applied over K-Palette on lower lash line and faded in towards mid eye. I also applied some mascara on this day but I forgot to comb it out after application so you can see my lashes are a little clumped together in one area.

Sassy Marshmallow has pink flecks in it while Innocent Turquoise has gold flecks in it. I love both colors and I think that both are very versatile but especially Innocent Turquoise in that instead of using a sapphire blue color (Contrast), I could have used a deep violet color or my favorite charcoal color. I can also see pairing Innocent Turquoise with a pink or even Pepsy Coral.

The new colors have finally hit the shores of Hawaii so I've picked up those colors. I hope to play with those soon.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge #7--Vacation Edition

I am so happy to be doing this as I missed last week's edition. This is Yumeko's Weekly Photo Challenge and her vacation edition is here. I am actually pretty busy for the next few weeks as my mother-in-law is staying with me, I'm down one worker at work and at the beginning of August, I'll be having a home-stay student from Japan stay with me for 6 weeks. This challenge happens to be a good one for me to do since I just got back from a trip to Japan and the pictures are up on my computer.

1. Somewhere you visited on your last vacation

In April the husband and I went to Japan. The bulk of our vacation was spent in Fukushima since our oldest son lives there with his family. This is Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, which is relatively close to where he lives.

Going to Japan in the spring time is synonymous with Sakura.

2. Something you bought on your last vacation

I wanted to try to find a couple of pictures that I didn't post on blog yet, but I will have to reuse one of them since I am really happy that I bought it...Addiction eyeshadow.

I also bought my favorite mochi snack--Ichigo Choco Daifuku.

3. Something you ate on your last vacation

There is so much good food in Japan and we ate very well. One of the things that we ate is something that I probably wouldn't have tried on my own. We went to Sendai to a restaurant, Date no Gyutan, which is famous for its cow tongue. While it doesn't sound very appetizing, this restaurant cooked it to perfection. It was very tasty and tender. We got the plate that in which the gyutan (cow tongue) was cooked two ways--one was salt flavor and the other was shoyu flavor. We agreed that the shoyu flavoring was delicious. Equally delicious was the ox tail soup that came with the meal.

We went to an onsen hotel which served very traditional style dinner. Our family of 6 people was served in our own individual tatami dining room. There were several courses to the meal, but this was the main course.

Of course you can't go to Japan and not eat sushi. My friend's family had us over for dinner and her mom presented us with the biggest sushi boat that I have ever seen. The variety of sushi and the freshness of the ingredients made for very delicious sushi.

4. A ticket/bill/receipt from your last vacation

This was the only picture that I didn't have on the computer already. I searched around and found these that I thought would be interesting--a ticket to Tsuruga Castle, a ticket to Abukuma Caves and a Daiso receipt. Loved that store!

5. The number one place where YOU live, that you think people should visit

Diamond Head is always a famous landmark when people think of Hawaii. It is a nice hike to the top of Diamond Head and the view from the top is fantastic! Ala Moana Beach Park is also a nice place to go, it's a pretty calm beach and safe for those with young children. A plus is that it's right across the street from Ala Moana Shopping Center.

By the way, I took these pictures in the above photo collage from my friend's condo on the 38th floor, which is located right across the street from Ala Moana Beach Park. I used my iPhone 4S and I'm quite pleased with how well the pictures came out.

If you also decide to do this challenge, please let me know in the comments the link to your post. I'll be happy to check it out.


Monday, July 2, 2012

L'Oreal Color Infallibles, Love Package & EOTD

This is actually supposed to be a quick post although I'm combining 3 different things into it.

I received a love package from the awesome Justine of Sakura Lovely. She sent me a package packed with so many wonderful things to delight body and soul. A very small portion of that package was a collection of L'Oreal Color Infallibles! Most of them were the newly released colors with one or two from the original release.

Left to right, top row: Innocent Turquoise, Metallic Lilac, Tender Caramel, Permanent Kaki
Left to right, bottom row: Pepsy Coral, Sahara Treasure, Sassy Marshmallow

Justine has an extensive collection of the Infallible eyeshadows along with an extensive list of the different colors. There are releases that are exclusive to only certain countries and she has that listed as well. Please go and look through her blog to read up on all of her reviews. I was going to link but there are quite a few. You'll be impressed by her collection as she has almost all the colors.

This past Saturday I wasn't going to wear any makeup but had to go out so I decided to play with the Infallibles. My EOTD consisted of:

Pepsy Coral
Metalllic Lilac
Dior Ultra Violet
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner

After my usual eye prep, I applied Pepsy Coral to inner 1/3 of eyelid. Metallic Lilac was applied to outer 2/3 of eyelid and blended upward toward the outer corners. Ultra Violet was applied in outer V to create more depth. Lined upper lash line and outer 1/4 of lower lash line with K-Palette. Ultra Violet was applied over K-Palette on lower lash line and blended gently towards mid eye.

It's my usual eyeshadow application technique. I didn't apply it very heavily but it came out nicely. I'll have to apply it a little more heavily the next time I use it as it's a bit too light for my liking.

Thanks Justine for the beautiful Infallibles. I'll have to reveal the rest of your package later.