Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm a Pretty Boy!

Why hello dear friends and readers o' my humble blog, tee hee, tee hee...So, as I said, I'm trying out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (occ) for the first time because they had a labor day sale and there was also a sale, so I'm obvi saying, "sign me up." OCC is most-well known I believe for their Lip Tars (highly pigmented not quite lipsticks, not quite glosses) and then a bunch of professional airbrushes and so on.  Well, I ordered about five Lip Tars and a nail polish that was on sale and the next day I got a call from a representative saying that the polish and one of the tars were sold out, so I got to pick any color I wanted and soooooooo, I got a polish and tar from their new Pretty Boy campaign for F/W 2011.  The person was so nice from OCC and even dealt with my insanity over choosing what colors I wanted, haha.  A+ customer service always wins me over :)
Campaign photo, very creative, love!
 Photo credit: OCC's Website:

 Lip Tar in Butch! It's a super cool periwinkle.  My friend Fran always wants me to wear it because I was with her when I stole her computer in the middle of a busy building and was loudly on the phone going, "yeah, yeah I think I'll take Butch over Pretty Boy." May I add it only took one drop of the tar to cover my lips and it's a really nice texture and non-sticky and non-drying.
Yay, pretties.  I lovvvve this color.  I highly recommend it! I will do a further review type thing of my other colors but honestly, all of them apply great, last long and are exceedingly vibrant.  Oh, and vegan if you care about the environment and all that jazz ;)

 OCC nail polish in Pool Boy, it's like a creamy aqua.  This is three coats and so far I've worn it for a week and it has had really minimal chipping.  My roomie Bridget and I are both wearing it, so it's extra adorbs.  I love blue and green nail polish so now I have my sights set on this neonish teal and this really great swamp green.  Granted, I need more nail polish like I need a hole in the head.
In short, check out OCC if you haven't!
So yeah, my mom sent me a care package and it weighed 29 pounds!!! AHHHH! So, I have more fun things to show, eeek! But, my blog has to take a backseat because Little Shop of Horrors is opening in less than a week and I'm head of wardrobe, double eek! So, sorry if I've been a little mia and non-commenty...I still love you all!!! :D

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TGIF! Wig Time!

Hi, so this is a little post from Friday~~~~Wheeeeeee! There was a theatre party and of course my lovely chums and I decided to go all out on mismatching (the theme of the party) like dorks and this is what happens.  I of course don't have any serious makeup looks, just this adorbsness
 So it goes me, my friend Mary (would you please notice her cheekbones which are amazing) and my roomie/love of my life Bridget! So, I'm wearing Lime Crime lipstick in No She Didn't, Mary is sporting OCC's Lip Tar in Anime (which I'm obsessed with) and Bridgie is all decked out in Mint to Be by Lime Crime (which I picked out and it looked ah-maz-ing on her, esp with purple hair).  I really want to steal Bridget's wig to add to my collection (the other two are mine), she better watch out for some future kidnapping attempts.
I think we ended up looking a bit Harajuku or something like that, haha.  Great college times + cool lipstick + WIIIIIGS! = great college times.  Oh, and I will apparently be helping out with makeup for MU's production of Little Shop of Horrors (I'm also head of wardrobe) which will be super fun because it's old age makeup, which I luuuurv.  Bridge is taking stage makeup class right now so of course I'm exceedingly jealous, wah!
   Oh, and I also got cast in a student-run directing scene, so I will be even more busy, haha.  I'm sups excited though because it's Neil Simon and I get to play a 50-year-old aka my calling, so life is good.  Hope you all had a fab weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hi, jeez, I've been so busy I keep forgetting I have a blog, haha.  This was a look I did based off a picture of Elizabeth Taylor for some much needed 1950's style makeup.  Well, I noticed that it's basically my normal makeup with more filled in eyebrows and highlighter, haha.  And EPA stress, my NARS Multiple in Cococabana is like five applications away from being gone.  Sadface.  Uggg, but I don't want to get a new one because they're pretty expensive...but they do last forever...hmmmm.
 Breakdown o' Products:
Lips: MAC Lip-Pencil in Cherry, Lime Crime Lipstick in Retrofuturist (ironic, no?) and Glamour 101
Face: Neutrogena Concealer in Ivory, NARS Multiple in Cococabana for highlighting, and Eyeko Fat Balm in Cherry for blush (applied heavily for that old-timey look)
Eyes: Urban Decay 24/7 H20 proof in Perversion with some Covergirl eyeshadow...neutral colors, yay
Revlon Lash Growing Mascara!

  Sorry for the half-hearted post, haha.  I'm sups tired and just got back-ish from HOURS! *dramatic sigh* of auditions for student-run directing scenes. I also got some makeup from OCC which I will review soon, eeeeeek (as my title stated) I am running behind in my makeup insanity!  Oh, I also have a little poll on my sidebar if any of you beauties cared to answer :D.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

These Are My Obsessions: Lime Crime Lip Noir +1

So, hi, my name is Shannon, and I have a little bit of an obsession/addiction to Lime Crime lipsticks...and actually all of their products.  As you all probs know I reviewed my Lime Crime Lipstick Rainbow here: HERE!!!! And now I can say that not only did I complete my rainbow with the lipstick D'Lilac BUT I was also lucky enough to get their new fall collection (Lip Noir) and let's just say, even more obsessed! Plus, it came mere days after ordering...we're talking like three days. Oh, and I'm majorly obsessed with film lip noir is like hitting two birds with one stone? Haha.
 Isn't this picture too perfect, the beam of light on my box of wonderful lipsticks...ahhh, it's a dream come true. :) I have to say this cute little pamphlet that was included in the box was really nice.
 What could it be?
Note: If you're wondering why there are four lipsticks, well, I bought Retrofuturist (red) again because I used it all up, haha. Best red ever, go get it now! 
 Quote Time...a little corny...
 Okay, first, Chinchilla! It's described as a "medium gray with lavender undertones" and, it's exactly that! Haha.  It's almost like a fall version of D'Lilac.  I wasn't sure if this would be a very wearable color, but, it turned out to be very, very wearable.  It's also a very unique color and I'm already sad it's limited edition...
 Glamour101: "Deep wine-red with berry undertones." Yay for another beautiful red color from Lime Crime! Again, this is like a "falled-up" version of their normal red.  It's a really beautiful color with great lasting time and really full coverage.  This formula of lipstick seems to be a lot more hydrating too.
 Styletto: Yes, you have already seen this picture because I already have this lipstick, haha.  I'm even wearing the same necklace, what a coincidence.  Like I said before, this is my first black lipstick and I really love it.  Again, incredible coverage, love it, me speaking like a broken record.  :)

So, overall review of this fall collection....I would marry it? I love it with an unhealthy obsession? Actually, with my gushing over Lime Crime you would never know that I'm actually a very critical to a point of insanity sometimes :P But, Lime Crime has everything I love and want in makeup. Plus, this was a present for getting into a show finally, yeahhh.....
Oh, I'm also including a picture of D'Lilac, which I will be adding to my Lipstick Rainbow post as well, you know, so its feelings aren't hurt ;)
D'Lilac: Yay for pastel purples! Because it's a lighter color it's a little bit difficult to get it looking neat, but I've found it's best to dab a little on your lips, dab a little off with a tissue and then apply a full swipe or two to get even coverage.  It's surprisingly vibrant for a pastel and most def one of my favs.
  So, go get this now? That sounds like a plan.  Lime Crime has really become one of my favorite makeup brands.  I really like how involved they are with their social media sites and responding to people's questions and concerns.  I know I would go insane if I had to answer the same question nine million times on their facebook page, haha.  Apparently they're coming out with eyeliners in the spring aka we we we so excited...we so excited. Actually, all I want is more lipstick. I need to go to lipstick anonymous...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Shannon is Back in Town!

HIIIIIIIII!!!! I know I've been gone for literally forever or at least a fortnight...hah...Shakespeare getting up in my speech.  But, I have very good excuses and will list them at some point.!
1.  I went back to schooooool! AH! If you didn't know I'm a sophomore in college now! So, moving in, getting settled, all of that fun stuff had to kind of happen and *gasp* took priority over blogging.
 This is my roommate Bridget! (and me).  She is a theatre major too, but with a focus on costume design and the making of costumes.  She's actually one cool person and we became friends early in our college career.
 Here's a little sample of my room.  Bridget is still putting up some posters while mine keep falling down! It must be because I'm sups fussy and have all of my posters framed and cannot be like a normal college student and have them just be posters.  Oh, and the RHO NJ is on, in case you were wondering.
 My desk/ a scenic view of our mini fridge.  Fallen V for Vendetta poster :(
 My bed in all of its...glory? My bed is actually pretty comfy for a dorm bed and I like my little alcove (by the Mucha poster)
 THE VIEW!!! We actually have an entire wall of windows that overlooks the city of Milwaukee, it's just beautiful.  The highway can be pretty entertaining to watch when avoiding studying, haha.
Another look.  My iphone doesn't do it justice but it's soooooo nice.  I'm kind of in love with our room, it's a corner so it's bigger than others and we live in a nice dorm with a dining hall and the gym, so I never have to leave...literally.  haha, jk, jk...I have a social life....yeahhhh.
   In other news, I was also super busy because I had monologues to memorize for auditions that were the first day of class and would you believe it, I got cast in a show! It's the children's show "If You Take a Mouse to School," and it sounds adorable and I'm just so excited to be in a mainstage show.  I will be playing Teacher/Mother Mouse, so if any of you fancy coming to Milwaukee to see a children's play...just let me know ;)
   Otherwise, I am doing homework and going to the occasional party this lovely holiday weekend.  I hope everyone is doing fabulously, I missed blogging! And I promise my next post will be somehow related to makeup!