March 11, 2012


i posted these pics on my instagram, [aligenny], and thought they were so cute so i decided to do a little blog post on it. 

i believe it was last spring that Chanel came out with a packet of temporary tattoos featuring chains, charms, and little swallows- SO cute. but for $50 something dollars... i passed. THEN, over a year later, while perusing the nail aisle in my local drugstore, i spotted these little babies and my mind immediately went back to the Chanel tattoos, and i thought, DUPES!


the kiss tattoos come with two sheets of temporary tattoos and two sheets of stickers- this is my only complaint. i would have preferred to have all tattoos and no stickers. i did make a super cute ring and bracelet combo, and i also placed a big crown charm on the side of my neck!

Kiss Nail Artist Tattoo; $5-7

sticker sheet
tattoo sheet


March 10, 2012

Blondie... and alotta makeup!

just a few late night mirror shots documenting my transformation to blondeness...

my hair has never been anything but dark brown- a few months ago i decided i wanted a change. i did research and put a lot of thought into this, as well as talking to my amazing stylist, Ashley. the hair color i have in these pics is after 2 full foils.

my third color process is coming up this week, and after that, i will be doing an in-depth post with before, during, and after pics of my journey from almost-black to super-blonde!

want to know what im wearing?


L'oreal True Match foundation- N3
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer - NW20 (undereyes)
Benefit It Stick concealer (face)

Benefit It Stick Concealer Pencil

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder - 00 Make-up Artist
Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso 

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

 Benefit Lemon Aid primer
Urban Decay Naked
Urban Decay ABC Gum
MAC Satin Taupe
Stila Kitten
Milani Liquifeye eyeliner - Black
MAC Eye Kohl - Teddy
 Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies

Benefit Lemon Aid
Urban Decay Naked & ABC Gum
Stila Kitten
Dior Diorshow Blackout
MAC Shy Girl
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Peach Petal

MAC Shy Girl & Revlon Peach Petal

earrings: tiffany
necklace: custommade diamond 
sports bra: fila
hoodie: VSPink


January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

i am so excited for 2012!!!
this is the look i did for new years eve...

in the wet n wild comfort zone eyeshadow palette, there is a color that is almost an EXACT dupe for MAC's Club. 

both are a very warm reddish brown with green duochrome through it.  

the shadow is an angular shape that is winged out.

i used the club-dupe shade all over, and a dark sparkly brown in my crease and for the wing. i also used the highlight shade in this palette. 

dont ask me why i look so serious in these iphone pics... new camera coming soon..!

Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear in 2W
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC3
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige

Lancome Fresh Wear and Tarte Illuminating Serum

Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazionian Clay Illuminating Serum
TheBalm Hot MaMa Blush

thebalm Hot Mama

Tarte Park Ave. Princess

Anastasia Brow Powder - Brunette
UDPP in Sin
UD Naked (for blending purposes)
WetnWild Comfort Zone Palette
Makeup Forever Aqua Liner in 0L
L'oreal Volumuinous Carbon Black Mascara
Kiss Lashes in 03 used with DUO lash glue

wetnwild comfort zone

top left, bottom right, bottom left

Kiss Lashes in 03

Mac Creme Cup

MAC Creme Cup


December 31, 2011

Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Brush Set

i found something GREAT!
this brush set by Sonia Kashuk, available at Target or, is perfect for someone who is in need of a few basic brushes. it is also good for someone like me, who has many brushes but is looking for some unique shapes and extra staples.

Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Set

silver ferrules with brand imprint
lovely design

the Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture set holds 5 brushes and retails for $15.

why is this seemingly average brush so great, you ask?

ALL 5 brushes are AMAZE. 

this is not one of those sets you are compromising on- it has 3 you want and the other 2 you could take or leave. all 5 of the brushes in this set are either A) staples, B) multi-use, and/or C) uncommon shapes. 

on to the brushes!

starting from the left- 

"eye shadow brush": this is a basic full flat shader brush. this is an incredibly versatile brush, as its dense enough to pack shadow onto the lid, but has a fluffy enough edge to be a great blending brush as well. a do-it-all eye shadow brush, if there is one you need, this is it.

 "foundation/concealer brush": this is a domed concealer brush. this is what is meant by 'uncommon shapes' stated above- i have been looking for a brush exactly like this forever. this is great for blending and buffing in under-eye concealer, as well as concealing or blending foundation in tight areas like around the nose. 


 "smudge brush": a tiny smudger- another brush that is somewhat hard to find, it is the tiniest one i have come across. this is great to have for detail work: it can be used for applying shadow/liner to the top and bottom lashlines, it can be used with a cream liner in the waterline, precise highlighting like under the brows and on the cupid's bow, and of course for smudging.

 "powder/blusher brush":  this is a domed shape powder brush- it does have a slightly unique shape to it, its more tapered than normal powder brushes, making it a great contouring brush. this is also a big multi-tasker, as it can be used for powder application, blush, bronzer, even blending in liquid foundations.


"crease brush": a standard fluffy, tapered crease brush. a non-negotiable must have for blending purposes. this type of brush is also great for buffing in under eye concealer. 


December 29, 2011

FOTD with UD Naked Palette


Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer in Halo and Bodyguard
thebalm Time Balm concealer in light/medium

ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer Palette (just the bronzer)
NARS Madly Blush
Benefit High Beam Highlighter

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette
UD Naked Palette-
virgin, smog, creep, half baked
Milani Liquif'eye in Black and Brown
Maybelline Falsies Black Drama  
ELF Lashes in Natural

Rimmel Airy Fairy