December 18, 2010

NOTD: christmas edition

hiya dollfaces! here are my nails of the week devoted to christmas!
products used:
matte white by the icing (3 coats for maximum opacity)
party hearty by china glaze (use dabbing motions to get as much glitter on nails as possible)
seche vite top coat

click here to watch my video showing how i achieved this look.

happy holidays dollfaces!

December 12, 2010

Dear Santa...

hiya dollfaces! as i was perusing SEPHORA ONINE, and making out my christmas wishlist i found some awesome sets that would brighten my christmas morning! these would also make excellent gifts for yourself or the other makeup lovers in your life.

i love gift sets because you get to try different lines and products for a smaller price... figure out what you like and then plunk down the cash for the full size. and if you ask me... many products you don't even need a full size for so the deluxe sample sizes are amazing. here's a roundup of some sets i love and am crossing my fingers that santa may bring me...

(all information can be found at sorry if the fonts are wonky!)

Glitz & Glam Shimmer and Shine Makeup Deluxe Sampler $39

This set contains:
- 0.085 oz Lorac Perfectly Lit in Spotlight
- 0.17 oz Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil
- 0.05 oz Tarte Lock n Roll 12-Hour Eye shadow in Bronze
- 0.17 oz Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Glam
- 0.10 oz Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure
- 0.10 oz Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Disco Nap
- 0.03 oz bare mineral Mineral Veil in Illuminating
- 0.024 oz Sephora Collection Electro Eyeliner in Copper
- 0.11 oz Lorac 3D Gloss in 3D
- 0.29 oz Nars Orgasm Illuminator
- 0.3 oz Tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum

** dollface verdict - awesome bang for your (or santa's) buck with so many different brands to choose from you're sure to find the perfect highlight to suit you.

Too Faced Pixie Perfect $42

This set contains:
- Eye Shadow Quad Palette in Velvet Revolver, Enchanted Forest, Totally Toasted, Peach Fuzz
- Blush and Bronzer Duo in Papa Don't Peach & Sun Bunny
- 0.12 oz Glamour Gloss in Plush
- 0.169 oz Lash Injection Mascara in Black
- 0.11 oz Shadow Insurance
- Quilted Cosmetic Case

** dollface verdict - too faced is a fabulous company! their eyeshadows are wonderful and their shadow insurance is fantastic! not to mention i LOVE their lash injection mascara... it stands to reason that their other products rock as well... and for $42 how could you go wrong?

Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie $69

This set contains:

- Essential Eye Palette - 5 x 0.05 oz Eyeshadow in Night Star (sheer peach with gold pearls), Galapagos (rich bronze with gold flecks), Nepal (rose with shimmer), Ondine (plum with gold shimmer), Thunderball (midnight gray) plus 0.03 oz Cream Shadow in Unconditional Love (peach beige shimmer)
- 0.28 oz Lip Gloss in Ophelia (strawberry nectar)
- 0.14 oz mini Multiple in Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)
- 0.08 oz mini Bronzer in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)

** dollface verdict - need i say more? look at all the fabulousness you could get from nars for $69?! a six color shadow palette and all the rest?! omg. as a side note this was sold out on, but the stores may still have it... i'm guessing it was the FF folks that snatched this one up!

Orgasm Lust Lip and Cheek Set $30

This set contains:
- 0.16 oz mini Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo in Orgasm/ Laguna (peachy-pink shimmer/ sheer light brown shimmer) - 0.14 oz mini Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm (peachy pink with gold glitter)

** dollface verdict - perfect for those who want a nars fix and have been wanting to try orgasm and laguna, but didn't want to pay the hefty price tag. great deal!

Buxom City Slickers Set $39

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.07 Mini Big & Healthy Lip Polishes in Amber (washed peach), Brandi (candied plum), Denise (cool pink), and Michelle (raspberry rose)
- 4 x 0.05 oz Mini Big & Healthy Lip Sticks in Bombay (poppy rose), Marrakech (beige nude), Fresno (blackberry wine), and Vienna (pink lilac)

** dollface verdict - buxom lipglosses are amazing! they shine beyond belief, stay put and smell/taste like cotton candy. and like a bonus you get the lipliners too! worth it!

LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler $40

This set contains:
- 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)
- 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black
- 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black
- 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black
- 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black
- 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black
- 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
- 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black
- 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black
- 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx
- Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

** dollface verdict - just do it! for the mascara lover in your life this is the equivalent to a bank vault full of cash. i may have to get this one myself if santa decides against it!

what are you ladies asking santa for?? do tell.

November 28, 2010

notd: best red EVER.

i love wearing red polish! and i always tend to forget how much i love wearing red polish until i pop it on my nails. well now i've gone and done it... i have found the most perfect red ever! it is not too orange and not too blue. it applies smoothly and dries quickly. most importantly it is the most wonderful christmas red!!

without further adieu here it is... from the china glaze holiday collection PHAT SANTA... here are 2 coats of color and 1 coat of seche vite.

without flash

with flash

see what i mean? GORGEOUS!!

November 23, 2010

CONTEST rules :)

* you must be a follower
* contest ends at midnight on December 11, 2010
*you can enter as many times as you like on youtube and here
* if you enter by e-mail it can be sent to with pictures
* your blogpost MUST be titled My Entry for Anniedollface's Show Me Your Creativity Contest
* please link back to this contest in your blogpost
* comment on the contest video post about your entry so i can check it out!

* 3 winners will be chosen and the contest is international!

good luck dollfaces!!

CONTEST! Show Me Your Creativity!! **open**

November 13, 2010

dusty lilac/greige polish fit for a doll!

hiya dollfaces! so i'm a bad blogger what can i say?! i've been working about 60 hours a week and it's been kickin' my butt! hope you are all well and fabulous! i wanted to pop in and show you my favorite polish of the moment.

this month is shop-my-stash november (my own doing)... i've decided that any excess money needs to go for christmas gifts and such.. so no makeup buying this month!! luckily, i picked this gem up before november began...

it is sally hansen x-treme wear in concrete. it is a dusty/lilac/greige and i LOVE it! applies evenly, dries quickly and was almost opaque in one coat! the best part is it stayed on with no chips for about 8 days! lovely.

if you love the color as much as i do you must try to find it soon... i believe it is limited edition.

October 17, 2010

mani of the day: fall

hiya dollfaces! i know i've been MIA... i do apologize! i work two jobs and that means i only have 1 afternoon off during the week and 1 full day off during the weekend... so it's super hectic. it's also easier for me to film vids for my youtube channel so i have been devoting my extra time to that... however, i will be trying to do more posts on here because i miss you guys! i don't like doubling up on blog and youtube posts on the same thing, but maybe i will try incorporating that. p.s. i hope you will check out and subscribe to my youtube channel. i am having a little giveaway over there right now... just subscribe and say you're a blog follower and i will enter you! :)

anyhoo on to the mani of the day. it's screams fall and sort of whispers christmas, but that's ok! it's a beautiful burgundy rust color from sinful colors called:
which is absolutely gorgeous on the nails

then i decided to spice it up a bit and add a little sticker from this pack to my left ring fingernail

and voila! a mani fit for the fall!

sinful colors are really an awesome deal! they can be found at rite aid, walgreens and cvs (?) and only cost $1.99! LOVE IT!!

October 03, 2010

September 13, 2010

androgony is wearing raindrops!

the lovely alex sent me another picture of raindrops on the character androgony from the art of darkness shoot... here's a closeup...

and from the campaign...


September 10, 2010

this just in...

the lovely alex from illamasqua has just sent me this exclusive sneak peek of raindrops...

This is one of the backstage pics from the Art of Darkness collection [no one has seen this yet - perhaps you might like it for your blog?] and this is two coats of the colour used for one of the key characters in the shoot..

They will be available to add to a wish-list from w/c 20th September and available to buy from 1st week of October!

Will you be getting yours dollfaces??

September 08, 2010


as you know i was a winner in the illamasqua design your own nail varnish competition and guess what...
i got a little package today from...
with a lovely note...
in it were the three winning shades from the create your own nail varnish competition 2010...
i got these two beauties...
and what i've been waiting months to get my hands (and fingernails) on!! here it is...

here is my baby! raindrops!!! a wonderful creamy gray...

what i love:

the color is just exactly as i wanted
the shade is versatile. you can wear it on the sheer side (which is how they wear it in the new art of darkness campaign) or you can build it up to be more opaque. i'm sure you can even do a sheer wash over another color for a cool effect.
the application is smooth and easy... even the box-like applicator was easy to use!
each coat dries within 3 minutes!
it's MINE!! hehe

what i don't love:
the "irregular" glitter in it threw me off a bit because it looked like air bubbles at first... however, the more and more i look at the more it looks exactly like tiny raindrops have landed on my nails!
it took 5 coats to get the opaque shade i wanted because the formula is so sheer (this is overlooked because it dried so quickly).

all in all i love my polish! this beauty will be available at illamasqua counters,, and select sephora stores in october 2010 as part of the art of darkness collection!! i hope you try it dollfaces! i am over the moon right now!

September 04, 2010

rimmel makes me wanna pucker up

hiya dollfaces! i just wanted to take a second and sing the praises for a drugstore brand of lipsticks... they are the moisture renew lipcolors from rimmel. i am loving these right now! here are the five i have (complete with swatches):

what i love:
1. the price! these lipsticks run about $6.99 (and drugstores are always having buy one get one half off or 40% off deals)
2. the color selection! don't quote me on this, but there were at least 20 to choose from at my local cvs. it's great because you can try out different colors without breaking the bank! success!
3. the texture! they are creamy and easy to apply and do not feel like your wearing a heavy lipstick at all. ** a note here... mauve pink is the exception to this. it has glitter in it which makes it appear glossy on the lips, but which lingers once the lippie has worn off **
4. SPF! each lippie has an spf of 18. nice!
5. pigmentation! all of mine are rich and fully pigmented. yay!

what i don't love:
1. the wear! they are definitely not long lasting. i would say maybe an hour without touch ups.
2. the glitter! if mauve pink has glitter in it then i'm sure other colors do and i am not a fan of that at all.

all in all they are great products and fun to use. have you tried them?? and what are your favorite colors?? vintage pink is definitely the stand out for me! LOVE! and red alert is what you need for an in-your-face red lip!!

September 01, 2010

when fall comes to my nails...

hiya dollfaces! sorry for being such a slacker! i have been putting a lot of effort into my youtube channel and not enough here. my apologies! i have been waiting till fall to rock some dark teal nails, but i couldn't wait any longer!! so today i have a notd featuring a standout nail color from sinful colors new fall collection called stormy. it is gorgeous. depending on the light it can look black, dark teal and almost emerald with flecks of blue. it's a very mysterious color and i love it! even better... i love the price $1.99 at rite aid! you may have to hunt it down though... i got the last bottle at my store and have visited several others and it is always the one sold out of the display. i hope it's not limited edition! anyhoo here are the pics.

without flash
(pardon the air bubbles... painted them right before running out the door)

with flash

what color nails are you rockin' for fall??

August 24, 2010

project zebra piggies

hiya dollfaces! so when i went to vegas a couple of weeks ago i wanted to do something a little different on my toes so i did an experiment... zebra toes! i've always loved zebra print and figured it would be easiest to attempt on my toenails as i could use my right hand the entire time.

here's what i used (both from icing). the black is just one of their nail art paints and the green is called daddy's trust fund baby and is a dupe for sephora by opi's leaf him at the alter.
i put two coats of green down and then alternated stripes starting heavy on the edges and then lighter toward the center. i loved the effect.

a closer look...
the best part is they don't have to be perfect! p.s. this look has lasted me 3 weeks without chipping! still looks awesome. yay!

August 13, 2010

doll love: HG foundation... for now, at least!

hiya dollfaces! hope you are all wonderful and zany on this friday the 13th! the topic o'the day is foundation. here's my thing about foundation. i have decent skin as far as spots go (although hormonal breakouts are always part of the joy of a certain time of the month)... when i seek out a foundation i want light to medium coverage, basically, to even out my skintone. i also feel that foundation is just part of a well put together face for me. i don't really care to shell out the $$$ for higher end foundations as i'm sure there are many in the drugstore that will do the job (and do it well!)

i'm sure i will begin to delve into higher end foundations at some point, but for now i have found my HG foundation and it can be found at your local cvs! LOVE IT! here it is...
it's the maybelline dream smooth mousse foundation and it is amazing! it comes in a small round disk-like container which when opened looks like this... (forgive the brush marks i use a 187 to apply)

what i love:
1. if you buy this foundation at cvs they have testers! yes, testers in a drugstore!! and therefore i was able to match my skin perfectly.
2. in correlation with number 1... since this product matches me perfectly (and i use a 187) it takes only a little bit of product to take care of my entire face. LOVE!
3. since it's a cream/mousse formula you don't make a mess everytime you put on make up... spilling out too much and what not.
4. it has buildable coverage... if i want to make this a full coverage foundation i can
5. gives skin a glowy (but not oily) finish that makes skin look very healthy

what i don't love:
1. the sponge that comes with it is eeh! so i use a 187 to apply and then the sponge to sort of dab over and make sure all the product is blended well
2. i need a setting powder to keep the "glow" at bay after application
3. after a few hours the "glow" turns into shine on my skin so i definitely have to blot and re-apply powder

also, i should mention that for me this has the staying power of about 8 hours, but that's perfectly fine for me right now as my skin is a bit on the oily side due to heat. and to be fair it does say "hydrating" on the label so i'm sure it's not really made for oily skin, but i love it anyway! :)

all in all i adore this foundation! i'm not sure if all drugstores are carrying this just yet, but when they get it in stock i encourage you to try it! it is an excellent value and a delightful foundation!

have you got yours yet??

August 10, 2010

doll love: NAKED

hiya dollfaces! as promised here are my swatches of the NAKED palette by Urban Decay. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! and really have used it pretty much every day since i got it... which was about a month ago. if you love neutral looks this is the palette to end all palettes. the colors are smooth, very pigmented and blendable. the majority of the colors have a sheen/shimmer to them... i personally love that because i feel it brings light to the eyes. my love for urban decay eye shadows continues to grow and flourish with this palette! it is amazing and i cannot say enough good things about it!

and now for the swatches... i have NW25 skin (for reference).

virgin - light whitish pink ** fantastic highlight color and great for inner corner too
sin - pink champagne shimmer **LOVE it!! brightens the whole eye
naked - lighter warm brown **excellent for blend out color!
sidecar - shimmery warm brown with gold glitter **kind of like a frosty naked

buck - mid-tone warm brown **another great color for blending out
half baked - gold shimmer **not my favorite, but a nice addition to the palette
smog - shimmery mid-toned warm brown **kind of like a frosty buck
darkhorse - not shimmery but has gold flecks ** lovely in the crease

toasted - gold and warm brown shimmer ** nice color to bring light to the eye
hustle - plum based brown **amazing crease color
creep - deep gray/black ** in the pan looks glittery, but doesn't show on skin
gunmetal - dark silver gray shimmer **fabulous smokey eye staple

have you gotten naked yet??

August 02, 2010

holiday... celebrate!

hiya dollfaces! just wanted to pop in and let you know that i will be on holiday until the end of the week... las vegas here i come!! i am on track for some much needed rest and relaxation... and a bit of gambling if i'm being honest! lol. and did i mention i will also be visiting my first CCO?? this could be dangerous! ha.

anyhoo... if you need a little dollface fix check out my youtube channel!!

also, thanks again to the lovely sarah who has sent quite a few new followers to my blog and youtube channel!! as for my new dollfaces i send a hearty...

here's my question for you guys... i did 2 videos featuring the urban decay naked palette... would you like to see swatches and a review here too?? sometimes it seems a bit redundant... let me know in the comments below. :) i love your input.

oh... p.s. there will DEFINITELY be a contest/giveaway soon... i know it's been awhile!