Light my Sapphire NOTD

3/29/11

Hey Beauts!
I know I've been QUITE MIA these past few days. I had a friend come to visit me and just left this morning. Needless to say we had an indulgent weekend, which definitely included makeup! So I have more looks instore for you ladies :) I've also been addicted to my new Bobbi Brown palette I got! 
Anyways last week and the beginning of this week I decided I wanted to wear dark polish one last time before spring really hits and the light colours are back! 
So I wore light my sapphire by OPI 
Artificial (indoors) light with flash

Artificial light (indoors) without flash

I feel so chic sporting a darker colour but I think I'm going to re-paint these guys in a lighter more summery colour. A friend of mine just recently got a lilac colour from Essie called "Nice is nice" and I cannot wait for summer to wear my turquoise colour from Essie "Turquoise and Caicos" :)
Ahhh it's going to be great to be colourful again!! :D

What colours are you ladies sporting? Or can't wait to sport for spring/summer?

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

E.L.F Blush Swatches

3/21/11

I know that this is LONG overdue. I told you guys I'd do E.L.F. Swatches when I got my E.L.F. haul in February!
I still do NOT know which blush this little guy is! Either Tickled Pink (which I ordered) or Mellow Mauve.

          
You can see the stickers on top of eachother. 

And here I've removed so you can see that mellow mauve sticker is underneath the tickled pink sticker! Still not sure which one it is!

Top Left to Right: Tickled Pink/Mellow Mauve ? and Pink Passion
Bottom: Heartbreaker Cream Blush
Artificial light with flash

Same order as above
Artificial light without flash
These guy are heavily swatches, wanted you to see the colours!
From left to right: tickled pink/mellow mauve??, pink passion and heartbreaker
Artificial light with flash

Same order as above.
Artificial Light without flash

I've worn both heartbreaker and the mystery blush a few times now and I do like both alot. Although I'm still experimenting with the right way to apply the creamblush-any suggestions that work for you guys?
The mystery blush gives me a lovely glow and flush, I'm excited to try out pink passion more in the spring/summer time!! :)

Which blushes are you guys sporting lately?


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

Giveaway Goodies

3/18/11

Good-day beautiful ladies 
Last week I received Straight Up Glam's wonderful giveaway prizes! I was fortunate enough to be the winner of her 100 follower giveaway :) The prizes are amazing and so incredibly worth the entry. She even put them in the cutest keepsake box!
Thank you so much Andrée!






Her prize included:
Metallic Fuchsia Makeup Bag
LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyeshadow Primer
Philosophy Hope In A Jar for dry, sensitive skin (1oz jar)
Benefit High Brow
Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Mermaid
Benefit Bad Gal Lash (sample size)
 MAC Eyeshadow in Twinks
MAC Lipglass in Underage
 Bobbi Brown Bare to Bold Eyeshadow Palette


As many products as I DO have, I have NONE of these products so it's a perfect addition to my makeup collection! :)
Here are some swatches of the eyeshadows. Sorry they're a bit faint, I either have too light a hand or my camera is not so good with the colour pick up.
With Flash
From left to right: Mermaid, Twinks, Caviar, Evergreen Sparkle, Quarry, Champagne Quartz, Cement and Navajo

Without Flash
In the same order as above!

I've already used the Bobbi Brown palette twice for after work functions and its great, very versatile and the colours are good for natural and naturally smokey looks :)

What palettes are you loving right now??


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

Nails on a Budget!

3/14/11

Who doesn't love a bargain?? So when I spotted three cute nail colours on sale for 60 CENTS, yes I said CENTS and I meant it, I snagged those little beauts :)
From left to right: 150 in the buff, pink chiffon (can't remember the number), 170 honeysuckle

So I took pictures of what the pink chiffon colour looked on my nails but it seems to have been somehow misplaced? No idea what happened, I'm partial to the idea that it grew legs and walked itself off to freedom. 

150 in the buff with flash-just one layer
150 in the buff-without flash

I find that if you add two coats of in the buff, it's far too white and I think its a little obnoxious-white nails? Really? So one coats gives them a sparkly polished look that I'll be sporting this week :)

Top is pink chiffon and bottom two are 170 honeysuckle-both two coats -with Flash
Same order as above-without flash in artificial light

So I'm not super upset that my little pink chiffon walked out on me, I don't really like it on my nails. It's streaky and it clashes with my skin. I do like the honeysuckle, its a really cute nude and it makes my nails look very polished-in a way it reminds me of Samoan Sands a bit. 

What colour are you guys sporting this week? I need to do some nail polish shopping for some bright spring colours!

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse


FOTN and update :)

3/12/11

Hello my beautiful ladies!
Again I've been so busy, but I love it. The only thing I don't love about it is the fact that I haven't been able to blog. Which I miss terribly, so I'm going to be better about it!
I know I've promised you my ELF swatches, dont think I have forgotten!
Anyways, a few weekends ago, a fellow blogger was down visiting some friends and I. She kindly took a couple pictures of my makeup that night since I had forgotten my camera. You guys should checkout her blog, she has amazing taste in music! Check her out.
 

I could've probably cropped these photos...ahhh laziness :P

Face
MAC pro-longwear concealer NC 20
Revlon Photoready Foundation in Golden Beige 008
MAC Studio Fix in NC 25
Chanel Reflex Blush
Eyes 
MAC ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight)
ELF Eggplant cream eyeshadow (all over lid; these babies are amazing!)
MAC carbon eyeshadow (crease and outer V)
Black liquid liner (can't remember which one :(  )
Covergirl Lashblast mascara in Very Black
Lips
To be honest I can't exactly remember what I wore. But I think it was a sheer sparkly gloss like Chanels's Big Bang Glossimer. At the time I was drinking delicious wine so it had wiped off :(

I recently received my giveaway price from Straight Up Glam's Giveaway in January and will be sharing photos of the goodies and the swatches with you ladies!


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse