Tuesday, 22 December 2009

EOTD: The Grinch (plus some Christmas photos)

Hi there!

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. Right now I'm a bit ill (nothing major, just the sniffles) and I can't show my full face anywhere. As my boyfriend left me alone for a couple of hours today because he went out the his family country cottage to get us a Christmas tree, I felt that I owed you an EOTD at least.

For this look I used HiFi Cosmetics's Holiday Collection shadows. Adeste Fideles is what I would describe a "dirty gold" with green shimmer. It's a really beautiful colour, I love how light catches the green. I paired it with Grinch which is a neon lime type of green with golden shimmer. It really looks like Grinch's fur! It's a very strong, jaw-dropping colour but it can be used lightly for a lovely green shimmer. I also felt like a Christmas look requires a certain amount of glitter so I grabbed a smaple baggie of Slither (green glitter) from Aromaleigh's Rocks! Sonic Glitter line.

EOTD: The Grinch

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer)
HiFi Cosmetics eyeshadow in Adeste Fideles (all over eyelid)
HiFi Cosmetics eyeshadow in Grinch (outer vee and crease)
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Aromaleigh Rocks! Sonic glitter in Slither (over Pixie Epoxy)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara

Oh, how I wish I could have done a full face look! I think these colours are amazing and this tiny picture doesn't do them any justice.

I'm in love with HiFi Cosmetics. Their shadows are beautiful and Veronica, the owner, is a total sweetheart. If you have any questions about her products, I swear she'll answer them all. She names most of her colours after songs which is cool. Right now my faves are Grinch, Tainted Love, Sweet Emotions, Visions of Sugarplums, Pixies and Hot Chocolate. Grinch, Adeste Fideles, Visions of Sugarplums and Hot Chocolate are from her Holiday Collection.

I intend to do a more in-depth review of HiFi Cosmetics but all I can say for now that I'd recommend her products to anyone who loves colours and appreciates friendly and honest customer service.

So I mentioned the Christmas tree. We always have a real one and this year I wanted to buy some funny decorations. Like a sparkly pink reindeer.

Isn't he cute? We also have a teddybear, a robot, a Christmas tree and a voodoo reindeer in our tree. A Christmas tree on a Christmas tree? Yep, that's right. It's made of felt and it has different coloured buttons as decorations.

And here's a little pic of our small tree all done and lit up. Sorry about the photo quality, I just wanted to post this.

I'll post a better picture of the tree and perhaps a whole holiday look if possible.

Any plans for the holidays? How do you like the look?


Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

Oh, I'm gonna LOVE both Adeste Fideles and Grinch :D You look so good with these colors! I hope my order arrives tomorrow.

I still have that terrible flu... :(

Saila said...

They're both lovely colours, I especially adore Grinch. And thank you :) I'm sure you'll look fab in these, as greens seem to be your friends :)

I'm coughing my lungs out. I have no fever, just the cough and a head full of slime. Try to get better! I'm always sick on Christmas. It's a tradition I'd love to give up.

Phyrra said...

LOVE the sparkly pink deer!
Cute eye look too :)

I love Hi-Fi as well ;)

Saila said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) I think the reindeer is fabulous, he looks like he's in a hurry to get all the presents to all the nice children and after that making it to the after-party :D

What's there not to love ;) Except the havoc it reaps on my wallet. Oops.