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Fish Scales

I came across THIS TUTORIAL  and loved how it looked.. Of course I had to give it a whirl. Now, I do like the results, I just wish I would have layered them a bit more.. Next time, rightttt?




For this I used a base of Butter London Toff, then dots using that, as well as China Glaze Spontaneous, OPI Chatters Me Up, Zoya Kelly  & ELF Moonlight. I was pretty happy that my good pal knew what I was trying to go for today.. I was also pretty pleased with our shopping trip!

Continue reading to see my mini-Sephora haul!

--Make-up Talk Starts Now--

I went shopping with my good pal today, and we were going to the mall that has Sephora in it.. She of course promised me that we could go in! I was actually really looking forward to it.. The last few times I had been there, I actually walked out empty-handed.. That almost never happens. Anyways..


The first item that we both ended up getting is the Sephora Favo(u)rites LASHSTASH.. Uuuummmm.. 10 mascaras (2 regular size) for $34?! Yes please! Before I talk more about that set, I will tell you what else I bought.. I actually bought 2 lip products.. I am not a huge lip product person.. I have a bunch, but I don't use a lot and if I do remember to put something on my lips, it is Blistex.. BUT, my sister has this thing for red lipsticks lately.. I am not sure about me and full on red.. but I think I can handle these gems. I was wearing one when I got home to do a test run for NYE make-up.. LOVE IT! Anyways.. The other products are NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Place Vendome, Sephora Retractable Eyeliner in Shimmer Bronze*, and Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tease.

*I have an eyeliner pencil from MAC that I adore.. Unfortunately it was limited edition back in the day and nothing is quite like it (to me).. My friend had this colour swatched on her hand and asked my opinion on it.. I think my heart stopped. It looks so similar to my beloved nubbed pencil! We both ended up getting it. I think I told her she was a genius.. Porter, if I didn't, know this: you're fantastic!

Ok, so more about these gems.. We have Sephora Collection full-sized Advanced Lash Booster. I have used a Sephora brand mascara before - loved it! I look forward to testing out this bad boy.. And it is full-sized = awesome! Then we have:
  • Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara. I haven't tried a mascara by UD yet.. This one has a curved brush.. I am not a huge fan of those.. But I love their eyeliners and, of course, their eyeshadow.. I am currently awaiting the arrival of my naked palette 2.. Fingers crossed for next week!!
  • Too Faced LashGASM. Another brand I haven't tried mascara from.. Though I do love their eyeshadow.. It has one of those skinny plastic-y brushes.. I am also not a huge fan of - but - I look forward to giving it a whirl!
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash = love! I already told my sister that once I snapped photos for the ol' blog she could have this sampler. I already own a full-size tube, love it, and when I need more, I will just repurchase.
  • bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara - again, haven't tried this brand for mascara.. BUT the brush is a BEAST and I love it! I have this thing about mascaras having a monster for a brush.. It makes me happy? Well, I just like them, is all.. Uhh.. Yeah!
  • Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara - I have never heard of this brand before.. The brush is sort of like that plastic-y type I hate, but a little bit different.. We shall see.. Ahh! The wand reminds me of the new L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lash mascara that I bought a couple weeks ago. I didn't really dislike that wand, so maybe this will be alright as well.
  • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara  - I always pass this brand in Sephora, and see that Argan oil is a major essential to the line, which I think is great.. And the brush? HUGE! A probable love.
  • Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara - when I bought my True Blood inspired Tarte eyeshadow palette, it included a mascara.. I quite enjoyed it.. I have high hopes for this gem.
  • Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara - ok, never heard of the brand and the brush is freakin' weird! It basically has 3 nubs to it.. I just don't even know.. We shall see about this!
  • Stila Full-Size Forever Your Curl Mascara - I have a few Stile products.. So I was kind of excited that this brand had the other full-sized product in this set.. But the mascara has a strange scent. I have a problem with mascaras that smell 'off'.. I swear that is all I smell all day. The brush is tiny and meh. I will probably try it, but at least I know if I dislike any of these bad boys, I have a mother and sister who will happily take them off of my hands.. Particularly the ma - she is happy with any make-up and I've become a make-up snob.
I have a lot of mascara testing coming up here. I might even keep you all posted if I find something I love-love-love!

I hope everyone has a great whatever time of the day you happen to have stumbled upon my post - talk to you all soon!!
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