Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Proclaiming my love for Mulch eyeshadow... and Outfit Of The Day

I had been so preoccupied with my NARS Pleasures of Palette lately, that I had forgotten about some other more important palettes - my MAC ones!

So before heading out on the weekend I slapped on some Urban Decay Primer Potion (which has become an absolute necessity since the weather here has been very hot and humid - oily skin's best friend),
I then added some NARS Mykonos cream eyeshadow as a base, focused along my lash line, and with a MAC 217 eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Mulch eyeshadow all over the lid and blended it towards the crease and on the lower lash line.
I applied MAC Feline Power Kohl eyeliner on the lash line and waterline for good measure, followed by a couple of good coats of Fresh Supernova mascara (which is very unimpressive, but more on that later.)

Ta da! Finished look:


Mulch is just so beautiful and rich, it really holds its ground used on its own all over the lid. Such a simple look!

For the rest of the face, I stuck to the basics - just the ol' faithful YSL Teint Resist foundation and Benefit Hoola Bronzer, followed by NARS Deep Throat blush and a little bit of lip gloss.

I also wore out one of my favourite dresses.
It's so versatile and of the softest thin silk material. I've worn it as a tunic, as a dress 2 different ways, and since it's so thin it can even be tucked into a thick pencil skirt and be worn as a blouse.
I've had it for 2 years now, and I still love it. I am definitely not a "one time wear" clothing person. I like to invest in what I wear and find exciting new ways to wear it :)

This time I spiced it up a bit with a belt and I added my favourite chain brooch to the side for a bit of edge. I went with the pretty patterns at the bottom of the dress and paired it with some textured canvas heels.


Dress: Miss Sixty (Summer 08 collection)
Belt: Bebe (just any old thick patent belt will work)
Brooch: Marquis & Camus (the series of chains you see on the right side of my chest)
Shoes: vintage (I stole them from my mother's old shoe stash haha)

If you have a dainty dress that you love, but you think the pattern is too "out there" to wear out again - think twice! Spice it up with a thick belt, a vest, blazer or chunky jewelry. Some items are too pretty to just be worn once :)

Outfit recycling FTW.

Love,

- Sandra

32 comments:

  1. That dress is gorgeous!!!
    You look so pretty in your bright dress and vintage shoe combo. Love it.
    XXX

    http://mspurplemakeup.blogspot.com/

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  2. hey Sandra, bright colored clothes really compliments your skin and your face as well. Yellow really looks good on you. I like your shoes too. I agree with your proclamation about Mulch, its a super pretty color. It enhances your eyes instantly. =)

    kim

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  3. Love the eye makeup and you look gorgeous! I love the outfit as well! :)

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  4. i am loving your outfit! super cute.

    http://nicolexoo.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous! I must add mulch to my shopping list. xx

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  6. Wow the yellow on the dress really copliments your skin tone. Just beautiful :):)

    xoxo

    http://missnadasbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the dress!

    shimmering2light.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG seriously, I can't believe how beautiful you are! :O

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  9. Great outfit, very pretty and love the make up too :)
    xx

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  10. You look amazing, I love the shoes! xx

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  11. That dress is beautiful! And so is the eyeshadow. :) xx

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  12. Ok, now I am convinced I need Mulch too!
    Love, love, love that dress. The dangly brooch is brilliant!

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  13. i really love the e/s,,,,might have to pick up that color. I also love your dress! I always wear things more than once. I like to buy dresses I can wear a ton too!

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  14. You look gorgeous in that dress! I love the yellow on you :) Mulch also looks beautiful on you, you inspire me to try it myself!

    http://steffstarrr.blogspot.com

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  15. your outfit and the makeup looks amazing=) love it

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  16. You look stunning in yellow! The eyeshadow colors really compliment the outfit!

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  17. Hey, just stumbled across your blog. I love it, and love your look in the pics! I'm following you.

    Angel x
    High Heels & Lipgloss

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  18. Dress is stunning!!

    xxx


    www.allthelovelystuff.blogspot.com

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  19. I have never used mulch as an all over lid shade, but it looks gorgeous! Guess what I will be doing tomorrow ;) I love how it is neutral but it doesn't lack glamour.

    http://perfectlyimperfectsbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. i LOVE your blog!! hope you don't mind if i like you :D

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  21. gorgeous post, Love that dress!
    your blog is lovely!

    xox

    http://tantrummagazine.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love the look! It works! Thanks for sharing! Love it!

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  23. love this look~ how do you get your hair like that?

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  24. you are looking so pretty dear...beautiful..

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  25. Love the eye makeup... but I cant' see the outfit, there's an image saying bandwidth exeeded...

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  26. gorgeous look! I need to snag the UD primer potion as well! xoxo

    www.andeelayne.blogspot.com

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  27. Heeeeey, nice blog! i like it! you have a beautiful skin and eyes! i'm kinda jealous xD Also i have a beauty blog too that you can check out if you want, is in spanish but i don't know if you want to look at. Well see ya ;)

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  28. i love the way you used cut your pics and post them in your blog posts,cute dress.

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  29. this is such a cute outfit! you have great fashion sense. and you are soo uniquely, gorgeous. someone needs to put you on tv or in a magazine.

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