Monday, September 24, 2012

Eye Makeup Magic: 2012 Emmy's

The Emmy's were last night and while I don't generally watch award shows anymore I do love me some red carpet action.
Last night did not disappoint.
It seemed everyone brought their "A game" and rocked the carpet in their own way.
I know many blogs will be talking fashion and shoes but can we just talk about the makeup for a minute?
I mean dang!
These ladies killed it.
Here are some of my favorites:

Kerry Washington: Nearly Nude
This photo doesn't do her justice (in my opinion) live on the red carpet she was simply glowing.
She just killed it for me.
I loved her strong simple eye and muted lip.
She amped up the glam factor by adding lashes but kept the rest subtle and stunning.
It was understated elegance at it's best.

Lena Dunham - smokey eye smize
I didn't love the dress but her smoked out smize was A-MAZING. If you looked closely you could see it was a deep blue/black and with her light brown eyes it was just the right touch.

Ginnifer Goodwin: Sultry Stare
The dark eyeliner + thick lashes and totally clean/fresh face was a huge hit for me.
I am a huge fan of this type of look

Claire Danes: Lined to Perfection
Clearly there is a trend here with my love of the dark eye, barely there lip and flushed cheeks.
I thought this mama-to-be looked radiant in the color of the night and again with the dark emphasized eyes.

Kelly Osbourne: Vampy Lip

She got it exactly right. Rocking the season's hottest bordeaux lip color the reality star vamped up the carpet in various shades of purple from her head to her orchid eye liner.

Were there any Emmy looks that rocked your world?

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I've finally succumbed and joined Twitter last night!
I'm kind of excited (although I have no idea what I'm really doing) and have delusions dreams of some of my favorite fashionistas and cool peeps following and retweeting me!

Be sure to follow me so we can chat and I can let you know what's going on in the world of makeup mmkay?
I'm @SweetPeaAD!!!

See you in the twittersphere!

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Work Elsewhere: Lucky Magazine

Happy Monday Lovelies!

Y'all know that I'm part of the Lucky Magazine Community and often contribute posts on there right?
Well they have published yet another post by yours truly and I'd love it if you'd go over and check it out!
This week's post is all about transition dressing and the pieces I feel are timeless.
With all the crazy weather in all parts of the country I think it's important to have pieces in your closet that will take you through the seasons effortlessly with out sacrificing your personal style (or budget).

Stay tuned - In a few days I'll have a post showing you how to rock that cobalt blue eye makeup on a regular day!

p.s. I actually just ordered the tan wedge booties from Sole Society on Saturday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Playing Around with Color

Saturday I met up with my friend Monica, a working mother of two, to play around a bit with a look I saw on Pinterest.
Smokey eyes w/ a twist
Pinterest Inspiration
I wanted to give her something similar that was fun but not so bold that if she went to run errands later it wouldn't be too overpowering.
This is what we came up with

my version

Here's how it worked:
1) Prepped eyes with a primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion)
2)  Eyelid: Used a cream base (M.A.C Flighty)
3) Layer on the color
- M.A.C plum
- Urban Decay Metropolitan
- M.A.C Trax
4) Crease- Too Faced Socialite / M.A.C- Trax, blend to mix with eyelid 
5) Pumped up the eyelid colors with Red Ginger's mulit shadow palette by mixing a deep blue and bright purple shimmer together
6) Inner corner: M.A.C Tilt topped off with more of the turquoise blue from Red Ginger (used the same colors on the bottom of the eye)
7) Line upper lid with M.AC Pencil in Kohl / go over that with M.A.C Carbon shadow
8) Lined lower lash line with M.A.C eye pencil in Coffee
9) smudged M.A.C Trax,Urban Decay's Metropolitan & M.A.C Plum eye shadow under eye
10) Topped off with two coats of Maybelline's Falsies mascara

Eye brows were filled in with M.A.C Stud eye brow crayon
M.A.C Gingerly topped with NARS Orgasm
 M.A.C Spice Lip Liner
Too Faced Celebrity Meltdown Lipstick
M.A.C Oh Baby Lipglass

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


So I'm a contributor over at LUCKY magazine in their community section and my second post is now published and available to vote and comment on!
You can check it out here:

Please go and show me some love so I can move up in the contributor ranks and hopefully become a part of their style collective in time for the next LUCKY FABB conference!