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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

• a dupe •

I fell in LOVE with Pretty As A Junebug's BFTE Berry Patch Collection look. So I decided to duuupe it!! I use a LOT of Beauty From The Earth, but the Bring on the Berries collection was just released last week and I haven't been able to purchase it yet...I will be saving up to buy it, for sure!!
Here is the lover-ly Pretty As A Junebug. GORG.
And....here is my dupe! It's not as good as the original (it just isn't!) BUT it was really fun to do! xD This will probably be a look I do again soon!

I used:
Lid: Tequila Lime by Metal Glam Cosmetics
Crease: Anthrax by My Pretty Zombie
Browbone: Raspberry by BFTE
Highlight: Ladies in Waiting by Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

. a post of WINNING...literally! .

Hello Everyone!!

I posted about this last month - the lovely Gina, from Makeup Gets Me High, hosted a Peacock inspired makeup contest. I entered the Wearable category, because I didn't feel like I could even compete with some of those entries I saw (Although everyone on the fanpage is super kind and would've made me feel great about my look anyway!)

Here is my entry - THAT WON!

And here is my SWAG!

Here's what I got!
• Peacock handmade zippie pouch from Zippies
• Blush & Lip Whip from Glam R Face/Pink Stiletto Cosmetics
• 2 Eyeshadows from My Pretty Zombie
• Hello Kitty earrings from FrizzyLizy
• Blush & Blush sample from Rag Dolls Bath & Beauty
• 3 Eyeshadows from Metal Glam Cosmetics 
• Bow Ring from Dailee Dose
• Flavored Tinted Lip Balm & Eyeshadow sample from Lucky 107 Cosmetics
• Eyshadow sample from Rockeresque Beauty Company
• 3 Mascaras from The Chainsaw Mascara
• Cupcake soap from Simply Sweet Skin
• Eyeshadow sample from Thirtyonewest
• 2 Eyeshadows from Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics
• Sweeeet thank you card from Makeup Gets Me High

I am BEYOND thrilled with this whole experience - being the contest winner & receiving all these wonderful prizes! I have only tried out a couple of these companies before, but every single product I received has impressed me and will have my shopping with them in the future (As money allows...of course! If money was no issue, then I'd be buying up ALL their stuff..STAT!!)

Thanks for sharing in my excitement! Don't be jealous ;] - enter a makeup contest! There are TONS on Facebook right now. I wish I could compile a list for you, but I don't have that kind of time at the moment - This girl works 2 jobs, and with a 5 year old...it's surprising I even was able to write up this post!
*If you know of any of these great makeup contests and would like to share them, pretty please link them in the comments!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

. the giveaway reveal .

aaaaaannnnnd that means the WINNER is:
 25 - xinertiaticx!!

CONGRATS! I'll be emailing you for more information!! 
Thank you, Thank you to everyone who entered! I'm SOO happy with the turnout! :D


. makeup gets me high - peacock contest .

I love a chance to play around with my eye makeup! I've been SUPER busy and rarely have any time to dedicate to my eyeballs, let alone take pics...then crop those pics...then make a collage from the cropped pics...and so on and so forth. 

Since I had been such a silly slacker lately, I'd decided that I was going to participate in a makeup challenge/contest the next time I came across one on Facebook. 
*These types of contests are ALL over FB beauty pages right now!

I did a look for the Peacock Makeup Challenge that I saw on MakeUp Gets Me High's FB page. I immediately got out my blues (I can't wear blue shadows very often - does not compliment my eye color! Which sucks cause blue eyeshadows are sooooo pretty! That is why I was so excited to bust them out!)...so I got those and some various other colors and went to town! 

Whatcha think?
eyeshadows: over NYX jumbo eye pencil in black bean: inner to outer:
jaded - BFTE
copper bird - Sweetpea & Fay
von fersen - ARC
(highlight) beautiful tragedy - HiFi 
lol @ my "model" face.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

50 followers! + giveaway!

i have just hit the '50 followers' landmark! this is awesome, and surprises me at the same time - i have been terrible about posting. apologies! :/
how about i make up for being so inactive on here by having a lil giveaway, eh?! 

the giveaway:

• 1 Oscar de la Renta perfume sample in Esprit d'Oscar 
• 2 pairs of earrings, made by yours truly!! :]
• 3 E.L.F. lipglosses (Strawberry, Perfect Pink, Unlabeled)
• 4 sample jars of BFTE eyeshadow (Lemon, Tickle Me, Grassy, Raspberry)
• 5 Wet 'n Wild nailpolishes (Clear Nail Protector, Blazed, Dreamy Poppy, Lavender Creme, Tickled Pink)
• 6 sample baggies of Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics / Sweetpea & Fay Cosmetics / Hi Fi Cosmetics eyeshadows (ARC - Liaisons, Dupioni, le Soleil. SP&F - Sure Burt, Bulder Dash. HiFi - To the Moon.)

one lucky person will win all of this!


• post any one comment on this post.
(and leave your email so i can get in touch with you!)

it's that easy!
there will be no "you must do this, this, and this...purchase this or that...link back...etc, etc." *
* it would be AWESOME if you became a follower of this blog and friended 'No Empty Yesterdays' on facebook, too - but that's definitely NOT a requirement. 

giveaway will close 

i will use random.org to choose the winner!

(please remember, just ONE comment per person! thanks!)


* i would like to make note that i won a couple giveaways a while back, both were full of BFTE goodies! i have not used any of the samples i won in those giveaways in this giveaway. samples used in this giveaway are ones that were purchased by me or gifted to me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

. re • fashion • ed .

someone gave me this sundress a couple years ago, but it was just a bit too big. i loved the print/length/breezy material, tho, so i never got rid of it! i busted out my dusty sewing machine and altered it a bit. yay! 

i don't have any sort of tutorial - because, honestly, i didn't know if it'd be successful or not. haha! all i did was: 
1) cut off the straps 
2) take in the top part of the dress a bit on both sides to fit my waist (it's the scrunchy, stretchy fit that's on bust part of most sundresses - you know what i'm talking about?)
3) folded down the top part and sewed - it made it feel more like a waist band instead of just a top part of a dress.
*i may possibly take in the width on the bottom part, but i kind of like the poofyness with the high waist. seems very 50's.

so i chose this purple top (it doesn't flatter my tummy because of the super thin material, but i always liked how it fit my bust - and that's perfect for this skirt!) and with the belt, i feel like it was a win! i can interchange shirts/tanks and i think i can also wear the skirt lower, like a peasant skirt. 
i'm so proud of myself, can you tell?! haha!

ps - my hubby got me the sewing machine for christmas 2 years ago, and i've only used it once since. :[ so he was super happy i am using it (finally!), and he loved what i did with the dress!

i look a little funky here, but i wanted to show the earrings i made a long time ago - they went SO well with my outfit! :]

isn't my lil girlie the most beautiful?!


. MAC lipsticks .

i bought 2 MAC lipsticks a while ago from a blog sale, cause they were a good price (now i have a "no buying ANYTHING" rule in place...don't know when i will lift that! maybe when i can control my impulse buys and makeup cravings?!) and everyone and their sister loves MAC (never tried it, save 1 pressed eye shadow). i've been wanting to find a lipstick that i wouldn't have to reapply, reapply, reapply all night long at work. alas - there must be a trick that i'm not aware of. lip primer, maybe? i will say i really think the texture/consistency of the MAC lipsticks were the creamiest i've ever put on my lips. but i'm in NO possible way/shape/form a lipstuff expert!!
but the reality of it is - i'll just go back to never actually wearing any lipstuff, but being obsessed with having glosses/lipstains/lipsticks/balms/etc.

**excuse the funny faces - i do that**

MAC's 'snob'
(TOO pink for betsy! i'm going to be selling this.)

MAC's 'pretty please'
(this is light enough pink, i think i can pull it off in most cases.)