Saturday, April 9, 2011


Face- Maybelline fit me foundation (115) and blush in soft nude
eyes- MAC Photo Realism quad
lips- Revlon soft nude lipstick and Maybelline shine sensational gloss in cherry kiss

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

if you like horror films...

get thee to see Insidious! It is freaky, terrifying, exhilarating, jumpy, weird and just plain AWESOME!! that is all!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Urban Decay on

   I'm sure you are aware of this already but Urban Decay cosmetics will be on today! If you are not already a member here is a free invite!
   This stuff usually goes fast so hurry, hurry, hurry!  There is also a link on the right hand side of my page under the "Links I Love" section. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maybelline Fit Me foundations

OK, so I'm a little late to my own party. I wanted to get these swatches up earlier but alas, it wasn't meant to be. Anyway, here they are. I don't have the best camera in the world but I make do with what I got! :) I signed up to get these free samples from but I don't think its available anymore. Without further ado...

                                                       click on the pics to see them bigger

I plan on doing a review on this sometime soon but I hope the swatches are helpful for now.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


    Ok, so last night I wanted to post some swatches of NYX loose shadows that I had done a while ago. I go into my files to upload them and they are nowhere to be found. I recently got a new laptop and had transfered all my files from the old one to an external hard drive, so I plugged that in and proceeded to look for them there...still no luck! At this point, I'm so stressed because I took so much time doing those swatches and now the pics are totally gone! I can totally do them over but I'm dreading it because it took SO long.
    On a positive note, I have samples of all the Maybelline Fit Me foundation shades that I obviously wont need/use so I'm going to swatch them and hopefully post tonight or tomorrow at the latest. I'm loving this foundation right now but more on that later...!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring! kinda...

So Sunday was the first day of spring and I was really pumped because the Friday before we had awesome weather here. I went for a walk outside with a friend and it was one of the best days in a while. And I noticed my daffodils and lilies are starting to come up! I usually get "down in the dumps" when cold weather hits.

See the little bits of green in there? I cant wait to tackle the landscaping again. I love the smell of fresh mulch and dirt! Unfortunately, we are due to get between 1-7 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow morning...BOO! I'm afraid it's going to kill my flowers. I know the real spring is coming eventually, I just wish it was here already.

Friday, March 11, 2011

1st post!

   Hi everyone! I'm excited to be starting my own blog finally. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and I have the time to do it now!
   As far as content goes, this blog will mostly be cosmetic related i.e. looks I've done, product reviews or general opinions of them, swatches, etc.  But I also want to try and capture the beauty in everyday life as I see it through people, nature, architecture and whatever catches my fancy!
I'll be posting as Ella, it's not my name but a play on my initials, ELA!

Hope to see you around and thanks for stopping by!