Monday Questionnaire on a Saturday Night!

It’s been almost a week since I have done a blog post because I’ve just been so busy lately.  I looked around on my favourite blogs for a tag or something to post and Amarixe posted this questionnaire on her blog about two weeks ago.  According to her post it’s supposed to be done on a Monday but really, I don’t see a reason you can’t do it any day of the week (aside from the last question).  And by the way, yeah I’m spending my Saturday night blogging, I’m cool like that.

Here goes!

1.) Mood:

Tired!  It’s 10:19 p.m. right now and I got home a few hours ago from my training (I spent 8.5 hours at the gym today doing instructor training).

2.) When making a sandwich, do you care if one of the bread slices is the end of the loaf?

Oh, good one!  I typically try to get one of the middle pieces because depending on the loaf those are usually the bigger slices. For some reason the end slices are always left last in the bag even though whenever I have them for toast they are super yummy.  I guess it’s just a mental thing.

As for a sandwich, I prefer my slices to match, it would bother me when I would be making the sandwich that one piece is an end piece and the other a middle one.  I’m weird like that.

3.) What is the weather like today?

Cold and cloudy?  I’m not quite sure as I’ve been indoor all day, all that I know is that it is chilly outside.

4.) Current nail polish

Spa Ritual Sacred Ground, a metallic grey colour

5.) What ring setting do you keep your cell phone on at night: loud or silent? (Or the phone completely off?)

I turn my phone off at night unless I have to charge it then I put it on silent.  I don’t want anyone waking me up!  Even if I hear it vibrate I have to get up and check otherwise it would bother me not knowing who that was.

6.) Current outfit:

Hello Kitty pajama pants and a Stripper 101 Las Vegas T-shirt (I’m classy like that).

7.) What is your favorite Disney movie?

Beauty and the Beast.  When I was little I would watch it every day and I would put a blanket over the television and put my stuffed animals on the couch so it would be like a movie theatre.

8.) Can you whistle using your fingers?

No, I can barely whistle with my mouth.

9.) When doing laundry, do you separate loads (lights/darks, delicates, etc.) or throw everything together?

Depends.  Usually I throw everything together unless there is a white shirt in there that I love.  If I have a ton of Lululemon stuff in my wash I’ll usually do that as a separate load as well.

10.) Weekly goals:

Go to the gym at least three times this week (I’m so sore already I don’t know if I’ll be able to make that), finish one of my freelance articles that I have had for a while, and try to not spend any cash!

Hope you guys enjoyed this questionnaire!  Also, if you want to write a guest blog on A Pop of Colour please get in touch with me in the contact form above.  I would love to feature some bloggers on my site.  Show me what you got!

Saturday night silliness

One more thing.  Six more days left on my Rimmel London Lash Accelerating Serum challenge.  I did skip out on a day though but other than that I have applied it to my lashes every day since October 11, 2011.  Am I liking it?  Does it work?  You’ll have to wait and find out!


Confetti Nails: OPI Rainbow Connection

So a couple of weeks ago I stopped by a local hair salon here and saw OPI’s Muppets holiday collection and was floored when I saw the colour Rainbow Connection.

This colour is basically an exact dupe for Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects strips in Frock Star (which I rocked in Vegas) or Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday (which I have been wanting ever since I saw it, but for the $20 plus price tag I’m a bit hesitant).

This colour is very sheer but buildable.  It is made up of small and large rainbow glitter. You can rock it over other colours or layer it to create full coverage.

One coat

Two coats

Three coats

Four coats

As you can see you can wear it sheer or build it up for hands full of confetti.

Kudos to OPI for releasing such an awesome colour!  Now I won’t have to splurge for the Deborah Lippmann one.

What do you think of OPI’s Rainbow Connection?  Love it?  Hate it?  Leave your thoughts below.


Think Pink: Barbie Halloween Makeup Look

Apparently Chase doesn't like Barbie...

So like a lot of girls, when I was young one of my favourite toys was Barbie.  Heck, I still love Barbie.  She’s literally been everything and is a good role model for young girls.

I was actually Barbie last year for Halloween, but I really like this look way better than what I came up with last year.

Here’s how I created it. Like always, I started with a face primer. I use Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer ($8.99 at Wal-Mart).  From then I used Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (in Bamboo Beige) mixed with MAC’s Strobe Cream.  Barbie’s skin, of course, looks flawless so use a full coverage foundation.  I mixed in the Strobe Cream for that extra glow (hey, she’s plastic!). After I applied the foundation I set it with Bare Minerals Original Foundation to provide that extra coverage.   To finish up my face I applied concealer below my eyes and then used Make Up For Ever’s Microfinish powder. For the cheeks I used NARS Angelika blush.  Barbie obviously has very pink cheeks so make sure to pack this on.

Once you are done your face, don’t forget to fill in your eyebrows.  I always use the colour Buck from the Urban Decay Naked palette.

Now onto the eyes.  Make sure to use an eyeshadow primer, the primer makes the eyeshadow last longer plus the colour always looks way better in my opinion.  As for eyeshadows, for a base colour I used a light pink (Yogurt) from the MAC Hello Kitty collection Too Dolly eyeshadow palette.   For the crease I applied the darker pink colour (Romping) from the same palette. Finally, for the lower lash line I applied the turquoise colour (Too Dolly).

For this look I tried using pastels; Barbie’s makeup is usually very soft and light (probably because it’s airbrushed on her).  I highly recommend using pink on the lid and the crease and then using another soft colour for the lower lash line to make the look stand out. Grab your white eyeliner and apply this to your waterline.  Using a white eyeliner in that area will make your eyes look bigger and we definitely want big doll eyes for this look. Grab a silver or white eyeshadow and apply this to the inner corners of your eye.  The colour I used was Lancome Color Design Style Section Metallic.  I’m not sure if they still sell this eyeshadow, it’s a few years old.  Any silver or white will do really, we just want to open up the eye area and to make them stand out. For this look I did not use an eyeliner on my upper lash line.  i did this for two reasons; one being that Barbie’s makeup is very soft, I didn’t want a harsh eyeliner on there, and two, she is very youthful.  The big focus on the eyes should be the big lashes so don’t forget to use an eyelash curler and a good mascara. Grab your biggest and fullest lashes you have a pop those babies on.  I also took these lash accents and applied them to the outer corners of my bottom lashes for that extra “doll” effect. Make sure you seal the lashes with mascara.  Also, take your mascara wand and use it to make your lower lashes pop more.  You want some extreme doll lashes. Moving onto the lips!  Because we are recreating Barbie here I chose to do my lips fully, if we were doing a rag doll kind of look I would have completely concealed them and drawn a heart shape on them for that marionette kind of effect.

So the first thing I did here was grab my white eyeliner once again and highlight my cupid’s bow (the triangle in the centre of your upper lip).  By doing this you are pulling more attention to your lips and making them stand out more.  You can either do this before or after you apply the lipstick.   So obviously we are going to do a Barbie pink here.  I lined my lips first using a NYX lip liner in Too Dolly and then went over with MAC’s Saint Germain lipstick (which is a perfect match for the lip liner).

Now pop on a blonde wig and we are done!

I look like I'm yawning here..

Ziggy Barbie

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