Blank and Yellow

It’s Super Bowl time y’all. I meant to let this post go into the worldwide web hours ago, but I was consumed with pregame chit chatter, and then the first two quarters. Now as I enjoy the Black Eyed Peas rock the halftime – how cool are the light up costumes and aerial views of the formations of the dancers (though they could use louder mics, no?)! Still, I keep wondering if Wiz Khalifa’s Black And Yellow will be the serendipitous anthem, or if the rapper will issue a remix, substituting green as the new black.

Personally, I was rooting for NY to make it into the games today, but team blue and gang green fell short. Wompity womp!

Enough with the football though – break out your own yellow to celebrate the game on your own terms. It’s a cheerful color (talk about a sunny disposition!) to break you out of any gloomy weather that may land on your doorstep, and is also a good way to freshen your wardrobe from the wintry dreary colors. Mix it with gray or brown, as opposed to black to refresh your outfit choices. I picked some favorites for you to peruse from – and peruse away – they’re all under $50!

If you’re not much of a football enthusiast, keep an eye out for the commercials. Super Bowl is advertising mecca and they surely pull out the big guns (though why they can’t be creative all year long is beyond me!). So far, my favorite is the Sealy commercial – check out some memorable commercials from the past on Fox.

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Artist Summit Miami – Inglot/NOTD

PhotobucketI missed the chance to give you the scoop about Inglot coming to NYC a while back (summer to be precise). Around the time of the first Bloggin’ Beauts get together, the makeup brand with hues in the 100s under their belt opened their US flagship store in the Times Square neighborhood of my beloved Big Apple. (The store @ 1592 Broadway (between 47th and 48th Street) open 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.!!)

When I started planning my Florida trip for the Artist Summit in Miami, no one could have been any more excited than I when I heard that Inglot was making an appearance.

A Polish brand, slowly making their mark all across the continents, they have been present in the world as a brand for a quarter of a decade and counting. They are creators to over 390 shades for your eyes, and over 200 for your pretty nails. Soon, they’ll probably have just as many stores for each color.

About Inglot Cosmetics:

INGLOT Cosmetics was established over 20 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist at the time working in Research & Development for a pharmaceutical company. INGLOT Cosmetics was founded on the principles of combining the most advanced technology and highest quality materials to produce the world’s most unique beauty products. The company’s point of difference is the freedom and flexibility for individuals to mix and match their own color line from the huge collection of colors. At present, INGLOT has one of the most extensive color ranges of cosmetic collections in the world and works with the best makeup artists to bring the latest trends in colors, textures and form of cosmetics to the market. With several new significant projects being fine tuned in the labs at the moment, coming months will see the introduction of a number of new and innovative products. All INGLOT Cosmetics are produced in the European Union and over 95% of them in INGLOT’s own state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

Their Canadian website has some info about stores but not products. Their Malta site has some galleries, and the Australian site is under construction… but alas, none with e-commerce. And the one we’ve all been waiting for? The US store is in the works, but plenty beauty bloggers and product junkies alike have been promised progress, and quick!

Until then, enjoy the images I got for ya, and my two NOTD’s for my nail-a-day challenge from their polish (with more on the way). Photos on the left are without flash, photos on right are with flash.

single eyeshadow pans (the refillable choices for palettes is the main pic)

lip gloss pots and trio color cubes

mineral shadows

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Inglot Cosmetics Matte Nail Polish in 709

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Inglot Cosmetics Matte Nail Polish in 722

These polishes are called matte but I would call them semi-matte, as they are flatter than a cream, but more satin-y than a normal matte.

I thought the polish looked like a yellow peanut M&M candy, so I had to buy a pack to compare. It was a little bit lighter, but way too fun… & yummy! 🙂

Heard about Inglot yet? Like it?

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This isn’t really a look, as much as it is for the eyes.

This is what I had on when I went shopping with Miss B from ClumpsOfMascara. We did a little shopping damage around 34th street.

With the warm weather coming on (finally) I am starting to use bronzer and blush more now than ever, and I am breaking out all the bright shadows. I usually incorporate them a little bit every here and there, but once the weather is less frigid, I feel like it is a prerequisite for a day’s outing.

And then some silly shots. Took these in Duane Reade as I was charging my iPhone waiting for Miss B. My iPhone loses the charge practically every four-six hours!!

I didn’t take a picture of what I used, but I guess I could if people want it (you don’t do you? :)~ ). I used colors from the eBay 40 color palette, the Lancome Oscillating mascara, Shadow Insurance, and Too Faced, MAC blush in Dainty, and I forgot what MAC product I used for bronzer (it’s been a long weekend!).

And how long has it been since a yaya inspiration board? This one is purple themed, and is a party to beach in mind.

Watcha think?

TARDY: Fat Tuesday//Mardi Gras EOTD

So yesterday was Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras (Wikipedia: Fat Tuesday). This was the first time that I did anything or was involved in anything. My coworker treated the whole staff to King cake (another tradition I was unawares to). She also treated us to beads (no topless acts included). The colors of the beads inspired an EOTD – below.

Grabbing the Slice

Makeup Forever (MUFE) Flash Color in Fard Gras as base (Sephora)
Milani E/S Palette in 10 Haute Couture (CVS)
Chanel Inimitable Mascara in 10 Black(Macy’s)
Sephora Smudge Brush #14 (Sephora)

Still getting used to the right way to photograph as well as edit and post, so bear with me! 🙂

All this excitement also made me create an inspiration
board of sorts for Mardi Gras. Tell me what you think.

What did you do yesterday? Do you have any Mardi Gras stories/looks?