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Mucha Mucha mucha

August 22, 2014

I had some time on my hands for the first time all week. I am taking tomorrow off of work so that I can make the long trek up the 5 freeway for the annual rafting trip. Every year I participate in Raft 4 Life, a charity event where the proceeds go to fund research for Angiosarcoma (the type of cancer I had). Since I wont have any free time this weekend to draw mermaids, this will be my last post for the week. I think it’s only appropriate to take the weekend off! Enjoy!

Thanks Instagram!

August 21, 2014

I have 100 followers! That might not seem like much in the scheme of things, but I am more than happy to take all of you! Thanks a ton for following cute mermaid drawings Instagram. You’re the best! :) I made you a lil’ something.

Makeup Monday- Lorac

August 11, 2014

I scored an gift certificate to Sephora over the weekend. So I bought the Lorac Pro palette. I die. Gawd I love makeup. Give me all the make up. If you were a kid in the 90’s there was this AMAZING Toys-R-Us challenge on Nickelodeon where you got 5 minutes to plough through the toy store with a basket getting whatever you wanted. I wish they would do that at Sephora. Honestly I’d probably die of pure joy if I won and I wouldn’t even live to do the challenge. If I did though, I’d do some DAMAGE.

So the scoop is… Lorac Pro in the matte shades on top- with Cream, Taupe and Espresso. I was going for a relatively simple natural colors look so I just used 3 colors, brow-bone, lid and crease. Nothing fancy here. Not shown is the little tube of Lorac’s eye primer that comes with the Palette- of course I used it. The Lorac palette is beautiful, the colors are wonderful and the actual shadows are well pigmented and apply easily. The darker colors are difficult to blend as they are so pigmented, I would recommend blowing on your brush to get rid of some of the shadow and preventing a ton of fallout. I can already tell this is going to be a daily use sort of palette.

First time using Benefit “They’re real Push up Liner” Man, that stuff is interesting. I like it, I could do with the product was a little thinner, and that seems to be a common complaint with all the beauty reviewers. The product tends to ball up if you don’t work fast enough. I recommend starting with the inner corner of your eye first because that part isn’t as forgiving. You don’t want to build that part up thick. I hadn’t practiced with it before so I just sort of went at it and in hindsight would have been a little more careful to get it on straight. However weird it is to put on at first, it does get very close to your lash line with it’s weird base shape, and a pointy wing is very easy to make because of the angled tip. IT’S HARD TO GET OFF! Therefore uh… try not to mess up or you’ll be stuck with janky eyeliner all day. Mascara is just Maybelline Great Lash. I have about a gazillion different mascaras. From YSL Babydoll to Benefits “They’re Real”. I always go back to it because I think it works the best for me and hooorayyyy! it’s cheap.

Too Faced candlelight stuff is great! I feel all aglow. I don’t often use a highlighting powder but this one is subtle and doesn’t look like you’re wearing glitter. I’m not a fan of glitter all up on my mug. It’s very soft and feminine. 10/10 will wear everyday.

Lips are a sample of Bite Beauty Luminous Creme lipstick cream duo in Musk. It’s a sort of natural or nude for me, the other side is called Lychee and it’s a little lighter and pinker.

Face is ONLY Sephora pressed powder in Medium and I used a the Half Baked bronzer by Urban Decay as a sort of contour powder/blush.


Das it, Makeup Monday!


xoxo -Tracey

Purple Smokey Eye with UD Palette

July 25, 2014

A very lovely friend of mine is getting married in a few months and I was helping her with DIY project. We made some really beautiful name cards for her seating arrangements. I was cracking up watching her measure and cut- a craftswoman she is not! I eventually relieved her of DIY duty and offered to take on the task of finishing them up. So now I get to try and rock out some pretty calligraphy! Excitement runs rampant through my veins (and not in a sarcastic way either!)

As a thank you she brought me some Urban Decay goodies. The Shattered Face Case, and a Brow Box in Gingersnap. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a makeup FIEND. I’ve loved makeup since I was a kid, raiding my moms stash of red nail polish and red lipsticks was a favorite pass-time. My makeup addiction is out of control and I am always happy to get more, it’s my version of a shoe obsession. Best “thank you” ever. I animated the purple smokey eye I applied with the palette just for fun.