Thursday, December 8, 2011

I was going to be clever...

Front of the palette
Back of the palette with names & ingredients

And do a Kat Von D-ecember. Haha get it? I'm still toying with the idea. I have four of her palettes, Truth,Angeles,True Love, & Ludwig. I had bought Angeles on Sephora for $15. This was my first KVD palette & I wasn't totally sure about the blues in the palette seeing how I have hazel eyes & light skin I thought it would wash me out. I was wrong-ish, the only one that really doesn't work is Bellbottom which is a "pearly slate blue" according to

All of the colours

Venus, Leather, Specimen,Rehab,Peggy,Bukowski, Bellbottom, & Morphine.

This is from Sephora.
Venus- Shimmer Bronze
Leather- Matte Dark Chocolate Brown
Specimen- Pearly Medium Brown
Rehab- Pearly Beige
Peggy- Pearly Turquoise
Bukowski- Pearly Aqua
Bellbottom- Pearly Slate Blue
Morphine- Cream iridescent white with blue shimmer

The browns are lovely. I"m smitten with Venus, I wear it all the time & I can not stress how much I love the colour copper/bronze around my eyes. It makes them POP! With a quick coat of mascara & I'm good to go.Leather is an amazing matte colour, it doesn't get chalky & goes on super smooth. I love it for a crease colour it almost matches my hair. So Specimen isn't a favorite of mine, its a pretty colour but not really for me. I'm not a fan of the pinky gold glitter but to each their own. It kinda clashes with my skin. Rehab is a beige champagne colour a pretty highlight colour. It's on the darker side of the highlight range I'd say.

Peggy,Bukowski, Bellbottom, & Morphine
Now on the blues. They're so pretty,well minus the Bellbottom.I'm in love with both Bukowski, is the best out of the blues & Peggy isn't too bad either. Morphine is a blue duel chrome cream & mine is kinda on the dry side.So I don't get the best results from it, almost all of my cream shadows are dry. I'm not a huge blue eye shadow wearer so having them is cool if I do a friends make up.

So when I bought this from Sephora, they were having their 20% off family & friends discount. Instead of being $15 it went down to $12 so it was an amazing deal & I was super happy to spend $18 total for the palette & shipping. I was a nice way to get to know Kat Von D. All I know is that I'm hooked & have ideas for up coming looks. I'm thinking a Bukowski & Venus look. For a face of the day kinda deal Any opinions? Any one out there? 


Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm Naked are you?

This is my Naked Palette. Colours are as follows:
Virgin, Sin,Naked,Sidecar,Buck,Half Baked, Smog<3, Dark horse,Toasted,Sidecar, Hustle,Creep & Gunmetal

The new Naked 2 Palette
 I can't believe it's December already! Last month just flew by, any way. Urban Decay. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee wholeheartedly. Urban Decay if you read this I'd love to be a future blogger! I first fell head over heals when I discovered the Holey Grail of eye lid primers the Original in Nude. Let me be honest for a moment. My skin is super-duper oily, what I'm about to say may scare some younger readers also I know what I'm about to say isn't good for my skin. I would take a credit card gingerly take it & scrape off this black sludge of oil. I need to find an amazing oil control face wash routine. I'm still struggling with that. Back to my love affair with Urban Decay. Last Christmas my boyfriend, Dave, took me to Ulta & let me go on a little binge. I got a Shu Uemura mini eyelash curler, & few other things. I ended up not loving the Shu Uemura mini eyelash curler & a couple other things. Naked Palettes were out every where. I asked without much hope if they had any of the elusive Naked Palette, they had one. I felt like the clouds had opened up & shined down on me. I bought it & was filled with a kinda glee. So this is my Naked Palette, well it's the first picture, I love doing a smokey eye with Gunmetal & Creep. I could go on & on about this palette but I'm gunna stop here. I love, love, love, love, love, this palette. I can't stress to any one how amazing this palette is. If you wear naturals its amazing for everyday & easily transforms for night.
So imagine my delight when I find they're making a Naked 2!!!! AHHH SO EXCITED. The colours are as follows: Foxy,Halfbaked,Bootycall,Chopper,Tease,Snakebite,Suspect,Pistol,Verve,YDK,Busted,Blackout. I can only tell about Halfbaked which is on both palettes. I want this palette so bad. For more info I'm linking Kandee Johnson, 
 she has the new Naked 2 already. I'm super jelly! So Santa if you're reading this, I would like this. I've been a very good girl.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My 1st BzzAgent Review

I want to state this first off. I'm a BzzAgent, I was given these products for review. That does not effect the way I feel about these products. Now that that's outta the way.

OMG am I in love! I'm loving the Baby Lips lip balm.
The colour I'm in love with is "Cherry Me" I love the red lip look. It's an amazing lip balm, super moisturizing & just a sheer hint of colour, It's not over powering in any sense. I wear the Peppermint before bed every night & my lips are super duper soft in the morning! So they claim on the packaging "To last 8 hours" "Have an SPF of 20" "After 4 weeks, lips are visibly renewed & revitalized" I can't claim that it has renewed & revitalized but it's amazing on my lips. Super smooth & just a little bit of sheen. It's been an amazing thing for me to have.  

The other thing in my bzz kit included was Maybelline Lots of Lash Mascara. This isn't my Holy Grail mascara but it does a decent job. I don't love nearly as much as I do the Baby Lips. I haven't had a problem with it clumping or flaking. While this isn't my holy grail of a mascara, if your not looking for major volume & a little length booster it maybe yours. Like I said it's not the best nor is it the worlds worst one either. Over all I'm enjoy it. My only wish is that the brush size was a little larger. Not that it's tiny I just long lashes & it would just make my life a little easier.

Over all, I'm enjoying both of the products. I'm enamored with the Baby Lips the Lots of Lashes is okay especially since it was a sample in my bzzkit. I dunno if I'll buy it again but I'm enjoying it for the time being.
So until next time.
<3 Zoe

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I failed.

So my video was a major failure. It was like 15 minutes of me rambling. So I'm gunna try going another way about it. I'm a space cadet & I'm only human. I don't wanna get famous that's not the reason I started blogging,  don't get me wrong getting famous would be amazing but I don't plan on it. This is something for me to enjoy. I enjoy make up.
Let me explain. Growing up my mom worked for a deli in Illinois. She had a short poodle perm. I can't explain to you how bad it was. She'd get it touched up every 6-8 weeks. She has a friend who is a beautician.She had that style for as long as I can remember. Until we moved to Colorado when she didn't have the luxury of getting it touched up. She started to grow it out. Now it's longer then  mine! I digress, I remember being 10; getting my hair highlighted & my eyebrows waxed. It was my first brush with beauty & I was hooked. It changed the way I viewed myself & at 10 years old it was crazy how a few caramel coloured highlights changed my confidence. I've never been a slender girl I learned that if you had a pretty face & were funny you could be the center of attention & laugh with the bullies opposed to having the bullies laugh at you.
Fast forward 10 years & becoming a beauty school drop out. *queue the cheesy song from Grease*. Here I am blogging after our second thanksgiving this year. I want to go back to school but till then This is what I'm doing. I want to be an esthetician in a few years I will be but till then, This is my experience with skin care, make up & hair care.
Till then.

Monday, November 14, 2011

AHHH So I've done it!

Hey everybody!
So after a week of nothingness & blah I've figured out a way to make my little craptastic web cam camera work, for video on YouTube. It's up loading as we speak. I haven't quite figured it all out but it's getting better.This falls under figure it out as you go along. I feel like now that I have done this one I can do damn near any thing, except keep my self to a schedule, I wanna try to be here at lease twice a week. I know right now I'm kinda talking to cyber space. There are thousands of thousands of blogs out there in the interwebs. If you stop here by mine I feel honoured, it as simple as that. In my video I have mentioned swatches that I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to put them in the video so here the are.

  • Jilted is a creme lipstick &  is described by Urban Decay as " sheen & full coverage opaque" I find the sheen to be minimal, not even a full iridescent. 
  • .Jesse is a lipgloss claims to be sheer & have a sparkle, I find it to be a little on the sticky side. If you missed seeing my review on youtube it smells like brown sugar oatmeal. It isn't terrible & wears off kinda quickly.
  • Protest is a loose pigment. I can only dare to call it a blacked green it has some glitter but it's not a major deal breaker.
  • Chronic is a matte bright lime green, it has some very very tiny glitter in it. 
  • Big Fatty is this thick gooopy formula that hasn't gotten good reviews. I like it. I haven't had a problem with it like most have. They have said the brush is too big.
  • The eyelash primer poation is something I'm still playing around with & determining if I even like it. 
Well that's all for now.  My brain is a little fried.
<3 Zoe

    Monday, November 7, 2011

    So much makeup!

    Hi everyone! So I confess I've gone on a binge. Ebay is my weakness. I have gotten a ton of stuff: falsies, Benefit cupid's bow (I believe is discontinued),BareMinerals in light, BareMinerals blemish therapy, mascara 3-1 shield, two 8 colour palettes from Avon  in neutrals & greens, the 120 palette, Kat Von D in Truth, BareMinerals in vintage pearl blush,& last but not lease Too Faced shadow insurance, On Halloween I bought Kat Von D's palette in Angeles, & I'm loving it. I'm sorry I still haven't figured out how to do a video I'm proud of. :( Also on Halloween when Zoya was doing their promo I got four bottle of polish Pippa,Mitizi,Tao, & Jinx. I haven't gotten them yet but hopefully in a day or two. I'm really hoping to get this whole ball rolling as far as youtube reviews are concerned.
    Zoe Zaftig

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011


    So my Urban Decay shipment just show up, I don't quite remember what I got but I'm excited to play with it. If I can figure out how to make video I'll do a review. Like I said please stay patient with me with I figure all this out. That being said a haul video/ review will most likely be up in about a week or so. Everything going my way.
    Zoe Zaftig