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Chihuahua Husky Hybrid

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Looks, Sephora on March 14, 2011 by keshajae

Oh my goodness.. I feel like I’ve been gone forever.  I did this look this weekend though and wanted to share.  I am head over heels in love with the Buxom Stay-There Shadows.  Recently I purchased Husky, and I decided to pair it with Chihuahua.  I love the outcome.  🙂

Here’s the breakdown of what I did:

  • BE Skincare Routine
  • Primetime Eye Primer and Brightening Face Primer
  • Foundation in Original Golden Fair
  • Dove (dry) crease to brow
  • Chihuahua Stay-There Shadow all over the lid
  • Husky Stay-There Shadow outer lid and crease
  • Lined upper lashline w/Blue Velvet Lashliner
  • Tightlined lower lashline w/Blue Velvet Lashliner
  • Husky (a little bit) on the outer lower lashline
  • Buxom Mascara in Blue Noir
  • Sorbet Blush
  • French Pastry 100% Natural Lipstick
  • Princess Buxom
  • Original MV to finish

I have all but 3 of the Buxom shadows.. and there’s not one I don’t love.  They’re all beautiful, long lasting, and blendable.  I had no problem blending the Buxom shadows together, or with the regular shadows.

Buxom Stay-There Shadows are exclusive to Sephora, retail for 17.00 and can be purchased here:  Stay-There Shadows.  Which one will you adopt today?  🙂

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Buxom: New Pups on the Block

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Newness!, Sephora on January 23, 2011 by keshajae

This is one of the latest announcements that seriously had me jumping for joy.  I really do love the Buxom Stay There Shadows, and up until now, I was only missing one.  Poor Chihuahua.. (I need to get on top of that adoption).  Well.. now there are 4 new pups that are in need of adoption!  I think these new colors may appeal to those that were on the fence about trying these, as they tend to lean more neutral, and aren’t so bright.

The 4 new colors are:

  • Cocker Spaniel (opalescent pink)
  • Collie (sparkling champagne)
  • Husky (baby blue)
  • Sheepdog (frosty white)

You can find swatches and my reviews of the other pups here:  The Dog Show.

I don’t think the new Shadows have arrived in Sephora stores just yet, but you can order them online here:  Buxom Stay There Shadows.  They retail for 17.00 each, and well… that’s pretty cheap for a new best friend.  🙂

My 2010 Pick for Favorite New BE Product.

Buxom: Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Newness!, Sephora on January 23, 2011 by keshajae

As if we needed more reasons to love all things Buxom.. they’ve launched MORE newness!  This particular product made it’s debut in the Samantha’s Smoky Eye kit that I reviewed with pictures here.  With the official launch of the Smoky Eye Sticks, they’ve expanded with 7 additional colors, and they’re beautiful.  Two of the colors are showing currently unavailable on Sephora’s website right now, but never fear, they will be back.  Word on the street from those that have been anxiously waiting for these to hit Sephora brick and mortar stores is that they haven’t yet shown up.  But they will.  And you’ll be armed and ready to snatch up your favorites.  🙂  (These are all named for weapons.. gotta keep our Buxom Babes safe, if you know what I mean).

The colors include:

  • 5″ Stiletto (smoky plum)
  • Bow and Arrow (smoky moss)
  • Brass Knuckles (smoky bronze)
  • Ice Pick (smokey gray)
  • Nunchucks (smoky royal blue)
  • Silver Sword (smoky silver)
  • Smokin’ Pistol (smoky coal)  available currently in Samantha’s Smoky Eye set
  • Two By Four (smoky black brown)

If you’re wanting to try this, AND get the brush that goes along with, I’d recommend the Samantha’s Smoky Eye set.  It’s a pretty good value and you get the Samantha Buxom that I’ve pretty much fallen in love with.  It’s become my “glove box Buxom”, which is saying a lot, because whichever Buxom gets the distinguished honor of chillin’ in my glovebox, well.. she’s gotta be universal and beautiful with most looks.

Sephora says this about the Smoky Eye Sticks:  This product lets you create a killer Buxom look with the precision of a blending brush. Use the tapered bullet-shaped tip to line the eyes, create a wash of all-over color, or blend out a sultry smoky eye. The color is smudge-proof and lasts beautifully for up to 12 hours.

The Smoky Eye Sticks retail for 18.00 a piece and are exclusive to Sephora and JCP Sephora’s.  Here is a link for online ordering or oogling or both:  Buxom Smoky Eye Sticks.

Buxom Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick

Corgigrrl at MM.. you’re my hero!

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Mineral Madness, Newness!, Sephora on December 15, 2010 by keshajae

Oh my goodness.. HUGE thanks to Corgigrrl at MM who scooped that new Buxom Eyeshadows have a placeholder at Sephora.com!  I am so totally head over heals for the “puppies”.. and 4 *new* colors?!  It’s nothing short of a Christmas Miracle.  🙂

You can see the swatches of the new colors at Sephora.com here:  NEW Buxom Eyeshadows.

They include:

  • Cocker Spaniel (opalescent pink)
  • Husky (baby blue – you KNOW I’m going to need this one)  🙂
  • Sheepdog (frosty white)
  • Collie (sparkling champagne)

Again, big thanks to Corgigrrl.. you ROCK!  I can’t wait to get these.

Two Awesome Dogs

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Sephora on November 16, 2010 by keshajae

So yesterday I was feeling adventurous, and wanted to do a look using both Bulldog and Black Lab Stay-There Buxom Shadows.  I have to say I absolutely loved the way it turned out.  The Stay-There Shadows are some of the best things BE has come out with a long time.. I really do love them.  There are only two I don’t have, and I plan to get them as soon as I can.

But enough about my love for these.. let’s get to the look and what I used, lol.

  • BE Skincare Routine
  • Brightening Prime Time Face Primer
  • Original Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Bisque to post-conceal
  • Ice Queen (dry) crease to brow
  • Bulldog Stay-There Shadow all over the lid
  • Black Lab Stay-There Shadow on the outer lid and in the crease
  • Leatherette Lashliner upper lashline
  • Blue Velvet Lashliner lower lashline
  • Blue Noir Buxom Mascara
  • A smidgen of Bulldog on lower outer lashline
  • Heaven Blush
  • Bombay Buxom Lipstick
  • Samantha Buxom
  • Original MV to finish

You can purchase the Buxom Stay-There Shadows exclusively at Sephora both in-store and online.  Here’s a quick link for online ordering:  Buxom Stay-There Shadows.  They retail for 17.00 each.

Halloween with BE… Avatar!

Posted in Eyes, Face, Randomness on November 1, 2010 by keshajae

Okay.. so a little backdrop on my Halloween’s of past.  🙂  I don’t usually dress up.. at least I haven’t in a long long time once I started having kids.  I was either in the late stages of pregnancy (last year), early stages of pregnancy.. or just too busy to worry about a costume.  Once you have kids, it seems that holidays are more about them than it us us “oldies” anymore anyway, lol.  A couple years ago I went as Sarah Palin, but other than that, I don’t have any memories of dressing up past like the age of 19, lol.  I may have been a cat in my early 20’s.. it’s hard to remember though.

So that brings me to this year.. I was shopping in a neighboring town (1.5 hrs. away) and came across a fantastic Avatar costume.  My first response was, “whoohoo!  I love it!  I’m soooo going to do that this year”.  My second response was, “hmmm.. full spandex body suit with a post-baby body that has me wondering what the heck I was thinking eating mayonnaise w/fries, and sweet tea my whole pregnancy… probably not the best idea”.  Plus, I wrestled with the “appropriateness” of it.. especially knowing I would be spending Halloween around a bunch of kids.  So… I left it hanging on the shelf.  The only problem was, I couldn’t stop thinking about it after I got home.  lol.  After a couple weeks of not being able to forget about my desire to be a Na’vi, I went online to see if I could find the same costume.  Low and behold, I did.. trying to figure out a size got me frustrated almost to the point of throwing up my hands and saying, “forgetaboutit”, but finally I settled on one, and hoped that when it arrived I wasn’t sorely disappointed.  (or horrified).  😉  Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, the costume arrives, it fits.. now on to how to do my makeup.  I searched for a good part of a morning one day trying to find a good Avatar makeup tutorial online.. when I came across this:  Promise Is Simply Amazing.  She is, really she is.. and I can’t say enough about her Tutorials.  I spent all morning watching them mesmerized by her talent.. seriously, mad props to you girl if you read this.  And THANK YOU! 

I knew right away I didn’t want to use grease or cream paint.. the idea after using BE really wigged me out, lol.  So my next thought was.. “I have to have the right blue in my collection of (insert your own number here) shadows”.  See how I did that.. it’s called plausible deniability.  LOL.  But yeah, I spent some time looking through my Lowe’s and debating which colors to use and finlly settled on Visualize.  For the stripes/patterns I used Praise (foiled).  The white dots were Snowflake (foiled).  I originally bought a makeup crayon to use for the dots, but when I pulled it out it fell apart right there in a goopy mess of yuck.  So I turned to my trusty BE and found the perfect color in Snowflake.

Having never done Halloween makeup on myself, this was an all around BLAST.  I couldn’t have done it without Promise’s amazing tutorial, and of course, my faithful BE. 

I used Promise’ tutorial, with BE as a substitute for the cream makeup.. and here’s what I did:

  • Washed my face with the Purifying Cleanser and applied my Skin Revver Upper and Wrinkle Concentrate as usual.
  • I wasn’t sure which Primer to use, so I used about 2 pea sizes of Eye Primer mixed with 1 Pump of Primetime for the Face and mixed up a creamy concoction that I applied generously all over my face. 
  • Next I applied Visualize (dry) all over my face.. up into the hairline, ears, down the neck.  I used the Heavenly Blush brush to buff, buff, buff color on until I was satisfied with the coverage.  I used the Eye Buki brush and went around my nose, chin, ears and any other areas where the color seemes “sparse” and added a little extra color.  I made sure to cover my lips and really made sure I buffed well into the hairline. (which made for removal last night fun times, lol.)
  • Then I applied the patterns to my face with Praise (foiled).  I used the pointy brush end of the Rock ‘n Roll brush to do them as Promise demonstrates in the tutorial.
  • After I had this part done, I moved to the eyes.  For the defining of the eyes, I used Minx (dry) all over the lid and up into the crease.
  • Then I drew on the brows with the Intense Black Big and Bright liner.
  • I lined the upper lashline with Leatherette Buxom Lashliner, and used the Flat Edge Liner Brush so that I could get a good think line.  I used the “cat eye” technique as Promise demonstrated.  I then lined the lower lashliner with Leatherette too.
  • Next came the fake eyelashes from Makeup Forever.  I can’t believe I picked the PERFECT pair out of all the ones I had to choose from.  I have to say, this was my VERY first time using fake lashes too, so I’m really happy I didn’t botch it or wound myself, lol.  The pair I bought are #109 from Makeup Forever and I bought them from Sephora online.
  • Once the lashes were on, I did my cheeks and nose with Hot Shot blush as Promise demonstrates.  I used the Heavenly Blush brush for the cheeks and just focused on the apples of the cheeks.  I put a bit of Hot Shot under my nose with the Tapered Eyeshadow brush.
  • Now for the spots.  I used Snowflake (foiled) and put them on with the pointy end of the Rock ‘n Roll brush.  In retrospect, I think the pointy end of the Precision Eye Brush would have been better for “rounder” dots, but it all worked out in the end.
  • I finished it off by making sure my lips were good and blue and would stay that way by mixing some Visualize with Dominique Buxom and applying to my lips.  This worked perfectly.

For my ears:  I used Promise’s idea from the Tutorial, only I used a Ritz box instead of a cereal box.  I used Crayola Watercolors to paint the ears on white paper, then attached them to the cutout Ritz boxes.  I used the bobby pin technique she showed to attach them in my hair.

My hair was done by a friend of mine.. I went up to her house for a few hours and chatted while she braided and attached beads.  A huge thank you to Stephanie for doing this on her own time when I know how busy she is.  I love you friend!

The costume was ordered online from Costume Express.. if anyone needs the link, I’m sure I can find it for you.  For sizing purposes, I’ll say I ordered a Large.  I’m a shorty though, so I think if someone was a lot taller, they might have problems with sizing on this. 

I’ll close by saying I absolutely LOVE how using BE instead of traditional face paints/makeup brought life and dimension to my Avatar.  It didn’t look fakey.  I also love that I couldn’t even feel the makeup on.. it wasn’t like having face paints that dry and crack and pull and tug on your skin.  And.. my skin isn’t freaking out today from having a bunch of junk on it.  Love it!  HUGE love going out to everyone at BE for making such an exceptional product that allows me to be me everyday, and an Avatar when I’m feeling the need to be Na’vi.  Seriously, I think I would dress like this all the time if I could.  I loved Avatar.

I'm an Avatar!

Behold the power of BE, lol.

Me and the Mr.

Full shot of the entire costume

Ears off, Lashes off, Hair taken out.. and ready to wash off. You can see with the exception of where I rubbed my forehead prior to taking the picture how well the makeup lasted.

Ears off, Lashes off, Hair taken out.. and ready to wash off. You can see with the exception of where I rubbed my forehead prior to taking the picture how well the makeup lasted.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.. I had a ton of fun with this one.  And I encourage everyone to check out Promise’s Tutorials on YouTube.  Her Katy Perry one is spot on, and I’m loving her Little Wayne and Michael Jackson ones too.

Sephora: All Wrapped Up

Posted in Eyes, Newness!, Sephora on October 20, 2010 by keshajae

 

Pretty Pretty

Just in time for the upcoming Friends and Family sale..  (Oct.22)  All Wrapped Up can now be purchased from Sephora.com.  This one is DEFINITELY on my list.  🙂

Purchase for 34.00 here:  All Wrapped Up.

The kit includes:

  • The Gift Eyecolor (bronze copper glimmer)
  • Garland Eyecolor (champagne nude sheen)
  • Bauble Eyecolor (bright amethyst glimmer)
  • Mistletoe Eyecolor (light lemongrass glimmer)
  • Tinsel Eyecolor (sapphire twilight glimmer)
  • Present Eyecolor (melon sorbet matte)