Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Neon Yellow Nails

      Since neon is a big trend this season, I thought I'd show and review this nail polish that is very neon yellow! I actually bought this last summer (ahead of the trend! oh yeah!) so I don't know if it still exists! But I bought it at forever 21 for $2.80...pretty good I suppose.
      For some reason in these photos they don't look very neon, but I promise they are. They're actually blinding me right now as I type!!! So, I'll just jump right into reviewing it!

Love & Beauty Nail Polish in "Neon Yellow"
~ Cool color, very neon!

~You have to do a lot of layers to make it look good!
~ It's streaky!!!
~ And since you have to do a lot of layers it chips off faster, because of the thickness :(

Grade: C-

The picture above, is only once coat, and you can see how weird and streaky it is!!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bright Pink, Sharp Eyeshadow Look

For a very fun Summer time makeup look, just follow this step by step tutorial!!
So, you can use any bright color you want, I used a bright pink!
(This is an E.L.F. palette)

            1.) Start by putting an eye primer all over your lid. I used Urban Decay, Primer Potion.

2.) Next, apply the color on your lid. Really pack it on so it's vibrant!!

3.) Now get a piece of paper or tape, and line it up under your bottom lash line, out towards your   eyebrow. Then place the shadow densely on this line.

     4.) Tidy it up if you need to, but it should look something like this! By the way don't bring the color very far past your crease!

    5.) This is optional, but it looks nice...You can apply yellow, or any other color, just along the edge of pink to soften it!
           6.) Now use any eyeliner you want, I recommend using a gel liner, or liquid for this look!

7.) Now start to make a small cat eye, you don't want it to compete with the straight edge of the pink!

                                       8.) Now apply Mascara to the top and bottom lashes!

             So, there you have it! The look is complete! I hope you liked it and maybe you'll give it a try!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Makeup

           Over this weekend, all I have been doing is studying for my finals, so I thought I would take a break and treat myself to new Summery makeup!! These are all great products for the summer because they are light, and no too heavy...and some stay put in the heat (like Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadow). So anyway, here they are below, and I also did a few swatches!
(Rimmel mascara/Scandaleyes,  in extreme black)

(Jemma Kidd Tinted moisturizer, Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadow/ in "Bad the the Bronzed", eos, strawberry lip balm)

(Maybelline eyeliner/ Iin "Bold Brown", L'oreal concealer/ in "Fair)

(Swatch of Maybelline, color tattoo)

(Below another swatch of eyeliner and eyeshadow)


Friday, May 18, 2012

ipad love

      So, some exciting news...I recently bought an ipad 3, and i love it SO much!! It is so amazing and the HD quality is amazing as well! I mainly got it for my illustrations, because there are some really great apps for art and they are not very expensive! I also got a stylus, so I can draw more precisely, and I really like it (it's a Targus, stylus, incase you're interested)
       I got sketchbook Pro, and I can't believe how cool it is, and what it can do!! Below are some things I've been working on, I took a picture of my original sketch with the ipad camera, and put it into the Sketchbook Pro app, and it's so fun to use this medium for a change, instead of gouache and watercolor (even though I still love doing it by hand). Anyway, tell me what you think! If you have this app, do you like it?

~ Caitlin

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nice to Meet You

  I'm Caitlin. Some of you may know me from my other blog Feather! I'm 22, and I'm currently an art student! I love food, fashion, and that is what you will mainly be seeing on this blog, along with snippets of my everyday life!
I started a new blog because I feel like I grew out of my other one, my life is changing and it felt strange to continue on a blog that makes me feel out of place, if that makes sense! I can't wait to share new adventures on this blog, and I hope I see some friendly faces, along with some new ones!