June 30, 2010

found: perfect summer polish - NOTD

this is weekend rendezvous from Icing and it is the perfect summertime polish shade. a wonderful coral pink made to compliment a summer glow (err... which i have yet to obtain).. but even now in my paleness it still looks lovely! if you haven't tried the Icing polishes i suggest you get thee to a mall a.s.a.p. sooooooo worth it!!

June 27, 2010

Sedona Lace your Face with NV Beauty

hiya dollfaces! this is my entry for the sedona lace your face contest over on the wonderful NVBEAUTY's blog... my look is a wearable one inspired by this picture... i love the water with the rock as backdrop!

June 23, 2010

get dollface nails in october!! aka i'm a WINNER!!!

hiya dollfaces!!! i am so EXCITED!!! if you recall, a few months ago i had entered the Illamasqua Design Your Own Nail Varnish Shade Contest. here's my entry... well guess what?! I WON!!!! to be precise i am one of three winners!! thank goodness for Scrangie's site! technically i found out through her. i was on holiday in san fransisco and came home to some comments on my original post saying congratulations! i immediately set out online to find more information and found nothing. however, upon closer look in my e-mail inbox i found this lovely letter...

Hi Ann
I wanted to congratulate you on being chosen as one of our winners for the Illamasqua Nail Varnish Competition 2010!

We had thousands and thousands of entries, but your entry was deemed to be superior. We have known for about a month so apologies for the delay, but we wanted to make sure that our supplier could match the colour as best they could before announcing the winners. We received our final sign-off sample [ie the colour we are now happy with] today and have requested the first samples of the colour to be sent to us in the next couple of weeks.

As soon as I receive these I will send you a couple of your chosen colour - I think you will be delighted as we are with the final outcome.

Again, congratulations. We loved your colour so much that we shot it on our models nails in the campaign for Autumn Winter 2010 [which will be released at the beginning of September] and will also be gifting the press with your extraordinary colour; who knows, it could end up in Elle, Vogue or InStyle!

I will get in touch once I know when the varnishes will be shipped to you.

Best wishes, and once again congratulations :-)

can you imagine?!!

i guess they had over 6,000 entries! and in october you, too, can own raindrops!! i will show you all the samples i receive from illamasqua, but here is a photo from scrangie's blog.

what do y'all think?! so far it looks perfect! i wanted a light gray and it looks divine.

June 15, 2010

for shine-free dollfaces...

hiya dollfaces!! i'm always on the hunt for a good primer. a few months ago i visited seattle and after alittle sephora haulage came home with this primer right here.

it is the sephora brand base zero brillance anti-shine primer. i am always on the search for a primer that keeps my oily skin shine in check. i'm not looking for a miracle worker that stops oil production forever. all i ask is that it cut down my mid-afternoon shine. and this baby does the trick. after washing my face and letting my moisturizer soak in - this is key- i apply a pea sized amount like so...

i only apply primer to my t-zone and leave the drier skin of my cheeks to fend for itself. i let that soak in and then apply foundation as per usual.

here are my observations...


blends in easily and soaks in completely

controls shine for about 4 to 5 hours

very light feeling

doesn't interfere with regular makeup

sanitary tube

excellent value! one tube is about $18 and it has lasted me over 5 months so far!


it does melt! be careful storing it during the summer months!

don't store it on its head! it may pour out! store it by lying the tube down.

if you use a matte foundation, it may take some work to blend into skin that has been primed. just wet a sponge with water or fix+ and blend. not a huge problem.

this is purely an anti-shine primer. it does not fill in pores or create a smooth base for easy foundation application.

the doll lowdown

awesome product if you are inclined to shiny noses! a must have for the upcoming summer months. definitely try it out and let me know how it goes!

June 14, 2010

tag: 5 min. makeup challenge

one of my funnest vids!!

June 05, 2010

eyes of the day an ode to urban decay...

hiya dollfaces!! here is a look i did for work the other day... can i just say how happy zebra print makes me?! ha. i used mainly urban decay shadows. the truth is i ADORE urban decay shadows... **correction... i ADORE their shadows that aren't filled with glitter!** they are well pigmented and blend beautifully. the majority of their colors have a sheen to them which brings light to your eyes! many think that is a negative as it may lead to shine overload, but somedays i'm just in the mood for some sheen to brighten up my look. a good lot of my favorite eyeshadows come from UD! here's the look... kind of a hearkening back to the 80's annie's way!

on my eyes: UD shadow - strip all over the lid and along the lower lash line
UD shadow - jabberwocky (alice in wonderland book of shadows) in outer corner and crease
MAC shadow - silver ring to blend out into highlight
MAC shadow - hush as highlight
UD 24/7 liner - zero along lashline and in waterline
MAC - opulash as mascara

on lips: MAC viva glam gaga