Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eye Shadow Comparisons


There are still several brands I need to add but heres a start. 


Rating: 5/10 (5/5 color payoff, with a miserable fallout)
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: Protest
Size: 1.2 grams
Price: unk
Experience: Shimmery mineral makeup stored in a spill proof metal bottle with a brush cap. While i love this color and the payoff it gives, there is way to much fallout and I end up frustrated every time I use it. Regardless, UD is still my favorite brand.

Rating: 5/10 (5/5 color payoff, with a miserable fallout)
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: Smog
Size: 1.2 grams
Price: unk
Experience: Shimmery mineral makeup stored in a spill proof metal bottle with a brush cap. While i love this color and the payoff it gives, there is way to much fallout and I end up frustrated every time I use it. Regardless, UD is still my favorite brand.

Rating: 10/10
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: Mushroom
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Experience: Plastic potted metallic goodness. Steel grey and more shimmery on my skin than in the pot. Lovely color. UD is my favorite brand.

Rating: 10/10
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: ACDC
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Experience: Plastic potted metallic goodness. Shimmery bruise color in the pot but goes on like a navy. UD is my favorite brand.



Rating: 10/10
Brand: Medusa's Makeup
Color: Amulet
Size: 2 grams
Price: $13
Experience: Love this vegan and cruelty free company. Love that their monthly beauty box is only $16 with free shipping for 3-5 full size products. The shadow is full of knockout color thats easy to apply and hangs on for dear life. The only issue with Amulet is that it looks grey in the capsule and brown on skin.

Rating: 10/10
Brand: Medusa's Makeup
Color: Midnight Oil
Size: 2 grams
Price: $13
Experience:Love this vegan and cruelty free company. Love that their monthly beauty box is only $16 with free shipping for 3-5 full size products. The shadow is full of knockout color thats easy to apply and hangs on for dear life. This navy blue color looks very similar to the Sugarpill Velocity.



Rating: 10 (nuff said)
Brand: Sugarpill
Color: Velocity
Size: 4 grams
Price: $13.00
Experience: This navy shadow has a lite shimmer and a hell of a lot of color. Staying power is awesome and there is little to no fallout. High quality for the retail price. Lack of animal testing and $6.00 shipping make this a 10.

Rating: 10/10 (5/5 staying power, 5/5 pigment)
Brand: Mac
Color: Talent Pool
Size: 1.5 grams
Price: $16
Experience: A beautiful color and quickly becoming a top drawer shadow. This is a true mermaid color somewhere between aqua and teal.



Rating: 9/10 (5/5 staying power, 4/5 pigment)
Brand: E (eyes) L (lips) F (face)
Color: Teal Tease
Size: 47 grams
Price: $3.00
Experience: This is really a liner but its a very creamy, highly pigmented product and easy to apply as a shadow. It comes in small glass pot with a small brush and for the price, and even twice the price, no one has a better potted cream shadow than E.L.F.

Rating: 8/10 (5/5 staying power, 3/5 pigment)
Brand: E (eyes) L (lips) F (face)
Color: Toast
Size: Unk
Price: $3.00

Experience: Love, love, lovey dove dove this color. Super blend-able which means it rubs around pretty easily even after drying which it never really does. It doesn't really rub off either though which is good. It comes on a plastic pot instead of glass like my other ELF potted shadows but still, this is a top drawer shadow!

Rating: 8/10 (4/5 staying power, 4/5 pigment)
Brand: Too Faced-Matte Hazelnut from the matte Chocolate Chip palette
Color: Hazelnut (medium brown)
Size: unk
Price: $25/palette
Experience: This is a really nice brown with lots of pigment and staying power. A diaper wipe left some color behind and I had to use eye makeup removed to get it all off


Rating: 7/10 (5/5 staying power, 2/5 pigment)
Brand: Mac
Color: Bitter Velvet
Size: 1.5 grams
Price: $16
Experience: I want to like this. I like green eyeshadow, its blendable and a pretty color but its just not as vibrant as my other green shadows. I like that it sticks around all day.

Rating: 5/10 (5/5 color payoff, with a miserable fallout)
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: Protest
Size: 1.2 grams
Price: unk
Experience: Shimmery mineral makeup stored in a spill proof metal bottle with a brush cap. While i love this color and the payoff it gives, there is way to much fallout and I end up frustrated every time I use it. Regardless, UD is still my favorite brand.

Rating: 5/10 (5/5 color payoff, with a miserable fallout)
Brand: Urban Decay
Color: Smog
Size: 1.2 grams
Price: unk
Experience: Shimmery mineral makeup stored in a spill proof metal bottle with a brush cap. While i love this color and the payoff it gives, there is way to much fallout and I end up frustrated every time I use it. Regardless, UD is still my favorite brand.

Rating: 5/10 (3/5 staying power, 2/5 pigment)
Brand: E (eyes) L (lips) F (face)
Color: Aint That Sweet/Let It Go
Size: 5.5 grams
Price: $3.00
Experience: Notice there are 2 names for this pretty light pink icing colored shadow. They are exactly the same but ELF has branded Aint That Sweet as Let It Go as part of their Disney/Frozen product line. Ive had the Disney version for more than a year and havent noticed and product degradation. I do have to use my finger to apply as I dont get even application with a brush. The other issu I have is I haven't been able to pair this with anything else as I cant really blend it so I wear it on my lids.

Rating: 5/10 (4/5 staying power, 1/5 pigment)
Brand: Too Faced
Color: Unicorn Tears (holographic light blue/pink)
Size: 2.5 grams
Price: 1 of 4 items in the LE Unicorn Tears set; $26/set
Experience: Ugh, I realized after reviewing this product as a shadow that this is really a highlighter so while it sucks as shadow, it positively rocks as a highlighter. Note that Paris Hilton has a lipgloss and highlighter set called Astro Purple and the highlighter in that set is very close in color and experience as the much more expensive but a lot cuter Too Faced version.

Rating:  3/10 (1/5 staying power, 2/5 pigment)
Brand: Too Faced
Color: Firefly
Size: 1.7 grams
Price: $18
Experience: I had really high hopes for this as it is a perfectly lovely, shimmery gold but there is almost no staying power. It brushes right off but I gave it a 1 because the loose glitter lasted longer than any other shadow I tested.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Creative Process

Ryan Holidays workflow on how to write a book

Im fascinated by the creative process and how others document their work and flow. This pictorial article by Ryan Holliday has lots of tips for the creative process.

I've done the note card thing for awhile for studying and for organizing my day via the GTD method so I especially enjoyed the notecard filing box and found his exhaustive post on he uses it to organize his notes as a reminder that I need to keep up with it and also that it might help me with scrapbooking. More to come.....


Monday, July 3, 2017

My Judgmental Self

I've been reading this Post Election Thoughts blog post from Lara Casey and I am floored by her truth, confessions, and humility.

Please go read her post before continuing because its a life lesson.


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Is calling Pres Trump a misogynistic, hate monger and then saying but 'i'm going to pray for him' hypocritical double speak? Maybe, I don't know but since November 2016, I've never felt such sadness as I do with the current state of the country. I've cried at things the POTUS has said and at the way I imagine he has made people feel. I've been frightened, and frustrated, and felt hatred towards him and then felt guilty at feeling those things when I should be praying for him and the rest of our worlds leaders.

Though I still have some general negativity, Laras blog has opened my eyes. These issues affect all of us. Despite my personal safety net of race and income level, I (we) are all impacted by the culture he is nurturing in the white house.

For example, those women DT feels the need to sexualize are someones daughters, sisters, friends, wives, and mothers. The Muslims he wants to ban from the county may be the scientists who cure cancer. Those living in poverty, who he doesn't want to associate himself with could be the POTUS when they grow up.

We don.t have to support him  but we should pray for him and all of our leaders. Letters to our senators and congressman might help too.





Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cat and Dog Football Players

Playing a little game with the kids. We've got a ton of sports cards and for some reason I thought it may be funny to glue dog and cat heads to the sports cards and give the players funny names. like Cat Newton. I mean c'mon a Cam Newton card with a cats face, that's funny right?

Here's my beloved MN Twins;

  1. 'Cat' Belisle (Matt)
  2. Jose 'Boneios' (Berrios)
  3. Buddy Boshers
  4. Tyler Duffey
  5. 'Feral' Gibson (Kyle)
  6. Trevor 'Hiss'enberger (Hildenberger)
  7. 'Fish' Hughes (Phil)
  8. 'Canine' 'Kibbler' (Brandon Kintzler)
  9. Adelberto Mejia
  10. 'Yarn' Pressly (Ryan)
  11. 'Catnip' Santana (Ervin)
  12. 'Caterwaul' Santiago (Hector)
  13. 'Jaw'son Castro (Jason)
  14. Chris Giminez
  15. Brian Dozier
  16. Ed'fang'o Escobar (Eduardo)
  17. 'Gnaw' Mauer (Joe)
  18. Jorge 'Feli'nco (Polanco)
  19. Miguel Sano
  20. Byron Buxton
  21. 'Rattie' Grossman (Robbie)
  22. Max 'Kibble' (Keppler)
  23. Eddie Rosario
  24. 'Kennel' 'Harness' (Kennys Vargas)
  25. Craig Breslow
  26. Justin 'Howley' (Haley)
  27. 'Tabbie' May (Trevor)
  28. Ryan 'O'Rabies' (O'Rourke)
  29. Glen 'Purebred' (Perkins)

Hound, Chew, Howl, Bowl, Gnarl, Leash, Menace, Mongrel, Mutt, Neuter, Pant, Pedigree, Puppy, Rawhide, Pooch, Rump, Sport, Spot, Stray, Spay, Shelter, Snarl, Tick, Terror, Terrier, Lick, Tick, Treat, Vaccine, Vet, Vicious, Wag, Whisker, Whine, Audubon, Buzzard, Beak, Snout, Cheep, Chick, Claw, Eggs, Estuary, Feather, Flight, Fledgling, Flock, Formation, Flutter, Habitat, Hunter, Migrate, Ornithology, Nest, Peck, Perch, Raptor, Rodent, Roost, Rooster, Chicken, Songbird, Squirrel, Talon, Fowl, Waterfowl, Wing, Beehive, Beeswax, Creature, Catnip, Colony, Drone, Fertilize, Larvae, Nectar, Pest, Pollinate, Smell, Sting, Stink, Swarm,

Other famous players
  1. Barkus Mariota
  2. Ben Rothlesbarker
  3. Cat Newton
  4. Ryan Fitzcatrick
  5. Cat Ryan
  6. Aaron Scratchers
  7. Catson Palmer
  8. Carson Meowmer
  9. Feline Hunter (Deneal)
  10. Matt Barkley (real name)
  11. Joe Catco
  12. DeBarko Murrey
  13. Dak Prescatt
  14. Hairy Fitzcatrick
  15. Cat Stafford
  16. Cat Forte
  17. Amoewy Cooper
  18. Cordelle Caatterson
  19. Marshawn Loon
  20. Marshawn Finch
  21. Rob Gronmeowski
  22. Julio Hounds
  23. Jordy Meowson
  24. Blake Barkles
  25. Tomy Barky (Brady)
  26. Odell Barkham Jr
  27. Catson Wentz
  28. Kitty Kaepernik
  29. Kirk Catsins
  30. Bark Favre
  31. Eli Meowning
  32. Bark Bortles
  33. Stepehn Kitty kowski
  34. Blake Turtles
  35. Meow Evens (Mike)
  36. Tiki Barker
  37. Meowveon Bell
  38. Ezebra Elliot 



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Week 4 of my Stampin Jounral

I created a facebook page for my stamp class
My recent SU order arrived and I started playing with the ghost stamps and punch

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stampin Up Digital Journal Week 3

This was an expensive week for me and also a bit stressful.

1. I received my SU October stamp camp order earlier this week and I got so many fun things. I picked up some foxy paper to go with my punch and stamp set, the number framelits for dates on my scrapbook pages, the By The Shore TIEF and matching paper, and also a couple of the new in-colors.

2. I also put another SU order in this week for some bundles, sequins, that cute cableknit TIEF, and a box of catalogs to give out at my stamp camp in October. Total cost $151.50

3. I've hit a stand still on my studio cleanup project. I've run of places to put things away and think maybe I better stop buying so much stuff :). I've also run out of places to put the stuff i'm going to sell.  I'm trying not to be frustrated and I'm praying for guidance.

4. Despite my issues with my studio cleanup, my Big Shot Express is so cool. Its so much easier to cut things now. I've got MS and turning the handle was so difficult.  I finally may enjoy prepping for an event.

5. Lastly, I went to JoAnns and bought portable storage to haul my stuff to retreats & SU events. I've been using Creative Memories bags for 10 years and I finally sold them at my garage sale in May. I wish SU had wheeled totes with matching bags and other matching pieces like our competitors have. I had to use reusable grocery totes for my last couple retreats. Its a missed opportunity for free advertising. My total after coupons was $100+





Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stampin Up Digital Journal

Between watching the Olympics and cleaning my studio, I haven't found much time to do anything for my business.

1. I'm still working on cleaning my studio. Its so disorganized and its going to take me another month of weekends. Im putting things aside to sell on craigslist. Total hours 10. Cost $0

2. I pulled the trigger on the buying a new Big Shot Express. I set it up yesterday but haven't used it yet. Time 1 hour. Total cost was $200

3. I sent out a 'Save The Date' for my October stamp camp and have my projects picked out. Time 5 hours. I paid $50 to reserve the room and I still need to figure out the food and participant cost.