Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Obsessions

Its that time of the month again! This month has been a crazy busy one! But don't fret I've still been eyeing up a ton of goodies! <3 Lets get to it!

Thanks to Makeupbymel I discovered this site <3
Now this is kind of out of the ordinary but one of the sites that I've been eyeing up especially this last week of August is LUUUX! Now this site is the most unique social networking, blogging, beauty site out there! And you know me I'm always on the look out for fun new sites and contests! This site is nothing like you have ever seen. Trust me!

Basically you earn Luuux points for blogging! Now I know your like ok say what? lol But all you do is blog, comment, and socialize on the site and you collect points. Points can be later redeemed for prizes! Now the prizes are unreal! I was shocked! I'm currently eyeing up the MAC Book Pro, Sigma Brush set and Christian Louboutin shoes, and that's just to name a few! Don't fret my lovelies, earning points is easy and doesn't take much! I just started using Luuux this week and earned 300+ points! 

I would highly recommend joining. Not going to lie there are a few downsides however this site is so bran spanking new they are still weeding things out and weren't expecting the amount of traffic so be prepared for a little bit of lagging and down time. But I swear its worth it! 

If you do join the site feel free to follow, friend and referral me! Just for doing so gets you points! <3


Is a fun site a just discovered over twitter and seriously can`t wait to make my first order! This site offers everything! Tons of different name brands and 

The Constellation Premium Full Zip Hoody in Heather Smoke

Peanut Butter Cookie Handcrafted Soap

The Kinley Shoe Women's Shoes By Sam Edelman

The SB Tee in Charcoal Heather Women's T-shirts By Married to the Mob 

I could probably keep going!! Love this site! <3

Now if your into bath goodies, this is a neat site to check for sure! Especially for all you Lush Junkies out there! Unlikes lush the scents are way more real and seriously sound sooo yummy, less herbal smelling.This site is also great for gifting! It has candles, potpourri, fragrances, purses, and tons and tons of bath products!

There are ton of things I want to try from this site!! Check it out:

Cookies n' Cream Bath Bomb


Birthday Cake Bath Bomb

Peanut Butter Cookie Handcrafted Soap

Forever 21

Fab Ruched Dolman Top

Tonal Asymmetric Stripes Tunic

All-A-Flutter Silk Chiffon Top

Justine Flats

LIP Brushed Denim Skinny Jeans
Seriously no obsession post would be complete without a bit from Forever 21!! <3

Last but not least....

My list of obsessions couldn't be complete without some makeup!
You all know the latest MAC collection- Fabulous Felines came out recently and I was super stoked for this collection but haven't had the time or unfortuneatly the money to make an order as of yet! But still this is what I'm lusting over:

Burmese Beauty

Kittenish-Deep Red Berry (Cremesheen)
Pet Me, Please-Frosted light dirty mauve (Frost)  

The Soft Meow

Palace Pedigreed

Courtly-Frosty muted light pink beige (Satin) 
Palace Pedigreed-Deep berry w/dark soft pink pearl (Satin)  
Quite Spoiled-Midtone neutral mauve (Satin)
Russian Blue- Deep neutral grey (Matte)  

Of Royalty-Light creamy blue pink (Cremesheen)  

Pet Me


Thanks for checking out my lusts of August! It was a crazy month and even though I wasn't able to purchase any of these I am still lusting over them! Let me know what your lusting over! 



Friday, August 27, 2010

Simple Series-Subtle Greys

As you all know I've been doing a series of simple looks, and this right here might be the second last or last of the series, I'm not a 100% as of yet, but I miss doing darker looks! I think my next series might be a clubbing series or something fun. Whooo knows!

I had a lovely YouTuber (Policosmetics82) ask me what should could combine MAC's Vex eyeshadow with and it got my mind thinking and of course I experimented, and this is what I came up with. However I use Vex as a neutral shade and pair it with alot of shades, it also can make a nice highlight color for the inner tear duct area. Or even on its own it is stunning. 

Let me know what you like to pair MAC's VEX E/S with! 

What I used:

 MAC VEX e/s
MAC Scene e/s 
MAC All That Glitters e/s
MAC Mylar e/s
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner-Charcoal
Smashbox Bionic Mascara-Black
(Brows) MAC Copperplate e/s

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse- 180 Nude Beige
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder-004
NYC Bronzer-Sunny
MAC MSF-ByCandlelight
MAC Subculture Lipliner
 NYC Lip sliders-Sugar Kiss

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Hot Paws – Miss February – Calgary Boudoir, Glamour and Pet Photographer


Darn battery died on my video making fest yesterday! So I decided well I have an iPhone might as well use the camera on there to make a quick little update! Hope you all didn't mind it! Who knows I could end up making randon vlogs from my iphone a regular occurrence. Whoooo knows!

Anyways! Check out the video for some quick updates <3 

Some important Links:

I just want to say a huge Thank you and seriously big hugs to all of you who have supported me <3 



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who's the most talented person you know?

Hmm that is tough! In person, I believe Monica is crazy talented, she is a photographer here in Calgary. She is AMAZING! Check out her Blog

Ask me anything

How often should you wash your makeup brushes?

Depending on the brush, If its a brush you use with cream products like foundation, concealer, cream blush etc. You should spot clean before or after every use. Powder Brushes, blush/bronzer brushes don't need to be cleaned everyday. This is because bacteria is attracted to areas of moisture but I like to spot clean them to remove any pigmentation so they are fresh for my next use. Just my personal preference.

As for eye brushes I would suggest spot clean before or after every use just to be safe and this removes any pigmentation left on your brushes from your last use.

I would suggest doing a deep cleaning at least every two weeks or once month to really get your brushes clean. However spot cleaning is still effective at getting your brushes clean. Hope this helps :)

Ask me anything

Why are you attracted to Derek?

Good question lol. I keep wondering. JK!!! I definitely am attracted to his humor, laid back personality and he's not bad to look at either lol. He's my tall, dark and handsome prince. If only he was romantic lol then he'd be perfect.

Ask me anything

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Hey Darlings!

I recently entered into Annabelle's Makeup Junkie Contest!

If you'd like to help me out and VOTE FOR ME or anyone of the beautiful 

other contestants you can do so by clicking HERE :)

No Pressure :) If you'd like to participate in Annabelle's Beauty Junkie head over to Annabelle Cosmetics and enter! 

Thanks for all your love and support <3


Sunday, August 15, 2010

How are you liking living in Alberta?

I love it, I'm from here though. :)

Ask me anything

Haul-American Eagle, Shoppers Drugmart, Shoes!!!!

Alright so I decided to go finally get myself some jeans! I've been putting it off for a while now for the obvious reason...Jean shopping isn't fun when you have a few added curves. Oh the horror lol. Now to get you all familiar with this beautiful body of mine (insert sarcasm here!) my measurements are 37-34-39 depending some days they fluctuate but as of today this is what they are! So I've got a boxy figure, my belly area is as wide as my hip are so I look like a walking rectangle with a slight curve at the rib/natural waist area. Ugh I can't even believe I have told you all the measurements -_- be nice! lol 

You all have seen my lovely curves in a few OOTD so if your having a hard time picturing the shape take a look at one of those videos! Now your wondering well what sizes do you typically wear in pants? Well depends! Pants are an issue for me, shorts and shirts aren't a problem but for some reason pants are! Especially jeans! I wear a size 30 or 9/10 depending on the store. 

I never used to be this wide so keep in mind I'm still getting used to it -_- hopefully not for long! I have been running but recently hurt my hip somehow so I'm trying to let that heal hopefully it will hurry it up because I was really liking the Couch to 5k!!! Don't worry I've been stretching! 

Oh wow really off topic! Anyhow I found the perfect jeans!!! I went into American Eagle and tried a few on, the sales girl was sooo helpful she was like "I know exactly what jeans you'd like!" and she was soooo right! Usually I find sales people to be very pushy but she was pretty helpful! My first American Eagle experience was pleasant! 

The jeans I purchased were the AE-Artist/Muse Regular in a Dark wash. Love them! I even had to buy 2, they were so amazing. They were on sale for $34.95. Originally $39.95. Not bad I think. 

As for the shoes! Oh my word I have never seen sexier shoes in my life! haha these will be my going out shoes for the year! I don't care if they don't match I'm going to wear the heck out of them! You might think they are "stripperish" as Derek calls them but they make me feel hot! 



Friday, August 13, 2010

Simple Series-Soft Gold Look

I've gotten quite a few requests on easier less dramatic looks, so I decided to make a little series dedicated to simpler, work, school friendly looks! 

Here's the first look to the series. ENJOY :)

Let me know if you have any requests for this series :)

Products Used 
(No particular order)
<3 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
<3 Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundatin SPF 15 (Honey Beige)
<3 MAC Photo Finish Concealer NC20
<3 MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural-Light Medium
<3 Nars Bronzer-Laguna
<3 MAC E/S Copperplate (Brows)
<3 Revlon Matte Shadow-Vintage Lace
<3 88 Metal Mania Palette (Shimmery Light Gold Shade, Shimmery Bronze/Orangey Shade)
<3 88 Warm Palette (Matte Brown, Matte Black) 
<3 Lumene Volumizing Mascara-Blackest Black)
<3 Coastal Scents 10 Color Blush Palette (Peachy Shade)
<3 MAC Mineralized Skin Finish-ByCandlelight
<3 MAC Lip Liner- Subculture
<3 Lumene Clear Gloss 


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Double Winged Liner-Clubbing/ Going Out Tutorial

Lately I have been playing with liner quite a bit, you all know me by now and know I love either bold heavy liner, or winged out! Well I found a new way of spicing my love for liner up! Double winging it!

I was in the mall the other day checking out one of my favorite stores (D-Tox) and on the front was a girl who looked very similar to Taylor Momsen a.k.a Jenny Humphrey off of Gossip girl with crazy thick double winged liner and immediately I had to try it out. I want to try and replicate that look asap! But for now I thought I'd just play with the idea of a interesting clubbing going out look, since my contest is all about going out!

Products Used
(No Particular Order)
<3 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
<3 Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 (Honey Beige)
<3 MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC 20)
<3 MAC MSF Natural-Light Medium
<3 MAC Copperplate e/s (Brows)
<3 Revlon Matte e/s Vintage Lace
<3 88 Warm Palette (Shimmery Plum Taupe Shade, Shimmery Taupe, Matte Black, Matte White)
<3 Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner-Blackest Black
<3 Lumene Volumizing Mascara-Blackest Black
<3 Nars Bronzer-Laguna
<3 MAC MSF-ByCandlelight
<3 Revlon-Soft Nude Lipstick
<3 MAC Creme Sheen Lipgloss-Boi Bait

Speaking of contests! HAVE YOU ENTERED????

Oh me oh my! If you haven't this will not do! haha get your cute but over and enter!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

InsideOutBlack's Glamming It Up Contest!

Super excited to finally be able to do this Contest/ Giveaway! I hope you guys are as excited as I am! <3

I decided to to make this Contest/ Giveaway open world wide! I thought it was only fair since my not everyone lives in Canada like me! 

Contest ends September 1st, 2010! Hopefully this will give you all enough time to enter! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! <3


1. You must be a Subscriber
2. You must be 18 years or older or have parental permission

Rules & Guidelines 
Create a really dramatic going out look you would wear "out", you could be going out clubbing, to a special event, or just out with the girls. This look can be funky, glamorous, sultry, or even outrageous! Just make sure you would personally wear this out.

1. Please make your video response in tutorial form
2. Please name your your video "InsideOutBlack's Glamming it Up Contest Entry" 
3. There is going to be no time limit so your tutorial can be up to 15 minutes, that is fine with me :)
 4. In your video please tell me where your wearing your look to and briefly tell me why you should win!

Rules & Guidelines
1. Comment on this video only
2. Answer the following question:
What are your must have beauty products are for a night out?
3.Please do not write "Enter Me" or you will be disqualified 
4. Any posts flagged as spam will still count so don't be worried

Video Response
3 Coastal Scents Palettes
88 Warm Palette
88 Metal Mania Palette
88 Ultra Shimmer Palette

There is going to be 3 winners chosen based on technique, originality, and overall finished look so be creative!

1st Place winner will get to pick the palette of their choice
2nd Place winner will get to pick the palette of their choice out of the two remaining palettes
3rd Place will receive the last remaining palette

Comment Section

4 Maybelline EyeStudio Quads
1 Coastal Scents Rich Volume Mascara
2  L.A. Girl Lipglosses

One winner will be chosen at random using

This is not necessary but if you want:

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