Favorite 5 MAC Lipsticks

I started wearing makeup in intermediate school, but I have not jumped on the lipstick bandwagon until the end of my sophomore year in university! My first lipstick ever was MAC Snob, and I have been loving lipsticks ever since. Although some may dislike the vanilla-ish smell of MAC lipsticks, I find it pleasant and not overwhelming at all.

L-R: Hue, Creme Cup, Playing Koi, Shy Girl, Lady Gaga

MAC Hue (glaze): My absolute favorite everyday lipstick! I would describe it as a nude with a pinky sheen to it. It is relatively sheer, and not drying on my lips at all. I seriously love this color, and it is my go to choice when I don't know what to sweep on in the morning. :)

MAC Creme Cup (cremesheen): This is the perfect true pink for me..without a doubt. It isn't bright or bold, but more of a natural light pink. Creme Cup is opaque, and I believe it would be flattering on a wide range of skin tones. I can wear it during the cold Colorado winters when I sport pale skin and the Hawaii summers when my skin warms up.

MAC Playing Koi (satin): This is on my top 5 list simply because of the fabulous color. For those of you who adore NYLON magazine like me, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I say that I've been on the search for a 'light peach with a hint of pink lip color' for ages. This is it! Playing Koi came out with the Quite Cute collection, so it is limited edition. The satin finish is drying, so I don't use it for long days at the office or school, and reapplying it during the day is a disaster for me..it just clings to my flaky, chapped lips. Quite NOT cute. haha. However, it is perfect for a brunch or short shopping day.

MAC Shy Girl (cremesheen): A great nude, peach, bronzy color. I don't usually use this lipstick alone, but I find it is a beautiful base for Revlon Peach Petal lipgloss.

MAC Lady Gaga (lustre): This is a wonderful bright Barbie pink shade! Worn with neutral eyeshadow and peach cheeks, this lipstick gives the perfect pop of color on my face. :)

I have MAC products ready to exchange for another lipstick, and I would love to know your favorites or suggestions!


FOTD: A Lazy Saturday

Hey all :)

I am so sorry I have been gone for so long, but I am definitely glad to be back!  This past school year has been so hectic, but I am finally finished with my junior year. That means I am officially a college senior. It is so bittersweet. I missed blogging so much, and keeping up with everyone's fun sites.

I thought I would just do an easy 'Face of the Day' post. Basically watching The Last Song..Liam Hemsworth!! So lazy today but hopefully meeting up with some friends later, haha.

NARS Sheer Glow-Punjab
Benefit Erase Paste-Medium (under eyes)
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer: SC-3 (blemishes and spots)
MAC Blunt Powder Blush (contour)
MAC Soft And Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish (highlight)
Illamasqua Lover Powder Blush

NARS Charade Duo Eyeshadow (lilac color on the lid)
NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow (outer corner)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC Coffee Eye Pencil
Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick-Sensual Silk No. 2
MAC Pretty Plush Plushglass

More to come, and now I'm off to catch up on all of your blogs :) Yay!


December Loves

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo: This duo is often recommended for people with brown eyes, and I can see why. I have lighter brown eyes with yellow flecks, and although I've always wished my eyes were dark like my sisters, I'm slowly realizing that it will never change and I have to deal with it. :( That said, I've been trying to use eyeshadows on a daily basis to compliment my peepers and this NARS duo is great at just that! The two colors go well together, and the purple goes well with darker shades for a smokey eye.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli: Great coverage and consistency! I mix it with my Laura Mercier foundation just to get the perfect color for me. :)
NARS Little Darling Lipstick: This lipstick is so smooth and my most favorite thing about it is the color (darker nude)! I've been switching between this lipstick and my YSL lipstick (see below) everyday.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte 2 Sensual Silk Lipstick: This is my new favorite lipstick! It is a beautiful pinkish nude color and great for everyday wear. The formula of this is the best I've ever come across, and so is the packaging. Gorgeous! I do like NARS lipsticks and some of the MAC finishes but this has great color payoff, and is smooth and moisturizing.
MAC Coffee Eyeliner Pencil: I use it on my waterline for a less intense, defined look.
MAC Blunt Blush: My older sister let me use hers for a while, but I decided to buy my own because it is such a great contour powder for me.
MAC 109 Brush: I have been wanting this brush for a while and I'm glad I finally got my hands on it! Great for contouring.
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black: After three coats of this it looks like I have on fake lashes, and with my short lashes, that is a miracle! haha.
American Apparel Mouse Nail Polish: One of their new shades that I've worn most of the month.
Dogeared Necklaces: When it comes to necklaces, I'm pretty boring. I only go for dainty, simple necklaces and I love layering delicate pieces. This Karma necklace and this Lotus necklace from Dogeared are wonderful for that. They are timeless and I know I will love them forever.

December was a great month for me and I'm terribly sad it's almost over. I'm heading up to Colorado later this week to prepare for winter quarter: settle in my apartment, buy my textbooks and such. I hope you all are enjoying your holidays! What were your favorites this past month?


Happy Holidays!

I just love the holidays. I get to see my family and friends from back home, dress up for parties, eat delicious food, shop and spend time with my lovable Shih Tzu. I have been running around trying to buy presents and wrap them up before Christmas, but I have found some great things for myself as well (shown below). Yay!

Her name means "gift" in Hawaiian.

1) NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli
2) NARS lipstick in Little Darling
3) NARS lipstick in Cruising
4) MAC lipstick in Creme D'nude
5) MAC lipstick in Pervette
6) MAC lipstick in High Tea
7) NARS eyeshadow duo in Charade
8) MAC eye pencil in Power Surge
9) MAC eye pencil in Coffee
10) MAC blush in Blunt (for contouring)
11) MAC eyeshadow in Brun
12) MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked
13) MAC eyeshadow in Smut

I've been saving my money in Australia to buy these products when I got back to the states because they are so much cheaper! haha. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season, and I'd love if you'd share your favorite parts about this time of year! :)


November Loves

This is my first favorites post but I've been wanting to do one for quite some time! I hope you girls enjoy it. :)
A-ha Moment Nail Polish by OPI Sephora: Just your regular opaque white color, but it has become such a staple of mine!
Owl Ring: This is from a store called Tree of Life in Sydney, and I have been adoring owl jewelry and art lately. So, this has seriously been stuck to my finger. haha.
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline: I'm in the middle, and these are my two beautiful sisters. :) I usually go for a less defined look on a daily basis, but I have been liking my Blacktrack Fluidline from MAC these days. It stays put and doesn't smudge everywhere.
Honeylove MAC Lipstick: This lipstick has a matte finish, so it's a little drying for me but I love the color. It is so natural looking and flattering!
Naked Palette by Urban Decay: My other Urban Decay eyeshadows have a lot of fallout, as they are a lot glittery than I usually like. However, this palette is filled with mostly matte eyeshadows and eyeshadows with a shimmery sheen to them, not so much glitter and sparkle. In addition, I'm a huge fan of neutral colors, so this array of shades truly pleases me! haha. :)
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Shadow/Liner: It doesn't crease at all during the day, and it's such a lovely champagne base or highlight color for my eyes.
NYLON Magazine: This was my first purchase of an issue, and I love its edginess and uniqueness. The fashion and makeup looks are also so inspirational and fun to look at. :)

What have you been loving this month? I would love to know!


Shopping In Sydney

I just came back from a trip to Sydney with my sister, Kellie and her boyfriend, Scott:

We enjoyed seeing such beautiful things and ate delicious food:

For my fellow beauty lovers, my sister brought over the things I bought from Sephora and MAC! Oh, and of course I did some shopping in Sydney. :)
Naked Palette by Urban Decay
Glam Rock Heavy Metal Glitter Liner by Urban Decay
Fast Ride lipstick by NARS
Birthday Suit Creaseless Shadow/Liner by Benefit Cosmetics
Honeylove lipstick by MAC
A-ha Moment nail polish by OPI Sephora
Dresses from Myer
Sandals from Rubi
Owl ring from Tree of Life
Owl earrings from Tree of Life

I hope you all had a great week as well, and I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs!



I have been purchasing more magazines than I should be these days, but here are some celebrity styles I've been admiring lately:

Norah Jones

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Jessica Stroup
I love the fact that she's not afraid to mix prints!

Sorry I haven't posted in so long! I was caught up in university essays, presentations and projects. Classes have ended though, and I do have one final in about two weeks but I'm going to Sydney this Saturday for a week to hang out with my sister and her boyfriend! They're coming from Hawaii for a little vacation and to visit me :) I'm so excited to see them, it's been too long.

Now off to catch up on all of your lovely blogs :)


Current Favorite Accessories

Sandals from Urban Outfitters
Factory Grey Nail Lacquer by American Apparel
Flower Hair Pin from Diva
Bow Earrings by Betsey Johnson
Sterling Silver Topaz Ring from Tree Of Life
White Watch from Cotton On

What are your favorite accessories at the moment?
Until next time,
Erin :)

For The Love Of Nature

I took this self-portrait a while ago when I completely loved everything outdoorsy. I would go hunting with my dad, swimming at the beach and I would ride my ATV (4-wheeler) for hours. I was pretty much a tomboy growing up, and had two sisters who were into more girly things like shopping and painting their elegant nails. It wasn't until college that I developed a love for makeup and fashion. I realized that the way I presented myself was a means by which I was able to represent and express myself. I have always been a lover of art and creativity, so I am so glad I have found a great way to play around with both on a daily basis.

Lately, I found that I haven't been spending as much time outdoors as I would like and I consider nature to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring things about life. As I've been adding more flower accessories and clothing to my attire, here are some of my favorite pictures of flowers I took over the summer:

Hope you all are off to a great start this week! :)


Florals And Animal Print

So, that's what I wore out to breakfast this morning. I've been going light on the makeup and I'm so loving this comfortable romper these days. What do you think of mixing floral patterns and animal print? I think it's a great mixture of girly and edgy. :) Each to her own though!

Hope you all are having a beautiful weekend!