Monthly Archives: July 2010

Illegal In 50 States & Soft Porn FOTD

Face: Meow primer and finisher as well as under eye concealer. Silk Naturals foundation, set with Molecular Mist.

Cheeks: Hottie blush by Stardust

Lips: Symphony by Silk Naturals

Eyes: Pixie Epoxy over Detrivore primer. Meow’s Soft Porn over outer 2/3 of lid, Meow’s Bubble Bath on inner lid and Meow’s Illegal In 50 States on outer corner and blended out from crease. Meow’s Virgin blended from crease to brow with Meow’s Potato Chips under brow and on inner corners of eyes. Brown gel liner on upper lid with one coat of Super Thick Lash black mascara on upper and lower lashes.

Comfort Food & Retail Therapy FOTD

I had a chance to play around with a couple of the new Meow colors. Normally I don’t like blue eye shadow on me (unless it’s for a costume look) but I really like Retail Therapy! It’s a beautiful teal color.

Face: Meow primer, Meow under eye concealer, Silk Naturals foundation with Meow finishing powder over everything.

Cheeks: LaurEss blush in True Love

Lips: Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Visual Kei

Eyes: Detrivore primer with Pixie Epoxy. Meow Simple Pleasures Comfort Food over entire lid, with Meow Guilty Pleasure Retail Therapy in outer corners and slightly blended into crease. Meow Simple Pleasure Making Love applied to just middle of lid with Stardust Pulse applied under brow. One coat Super Thick Lash black mascara. No brow color or liner.

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Meow Simple & Guilty Pleasures Swatches

I was super happy to find my Meow order waiting for me in the mailbox!   Yay!  I ordered a bunch of samples of the new collection(s), Simple Pleasures and Guilty Pleasures.  These are all swatched over Detrivore Primer.  I won a contest for naming one of the colors in the collection, Reality TV.  As I prize I win a full size of that color so I don’t have a swatch of that one yet.

Simple Pleasures first. From left to right:

Bubble Bath, Chinese Take Out, Comfort Food, Cookie Dough, Making Love, Morning Latte, Passion, Purpose, Rainy Day, Sweat Pants

Left to right:

Bubble Bath, Chinese Take Out, Comfort Food, Cookie Dough, Making Love

Left to right:

Morning Latte, Passion, Purpose, Rainy Day, Sweat Pants

Guilty Pleasures, from left to right:

Chocolate Truffle, E-Shopping, French Fry, Fried Chicken, Illegal in 50 States, Margarita, Meow Cosmetics, Midnight Feast, Novel Nympho, One Night Stand

Chocolate Truffle, E-Shopping, French Fry, Fried Chicken, Illegal in 50 States

Margarita, Meow Cosmetics, Midnight Feast, Novel Nympho, One Night Stand

Guilty Pleasures, from left to right:

Potato Chips, Retail Therapy, Sick Days, Soft Porn,  Those Heels

Rain Forest Blush, left to right:

Anana, Canna, Forest Flame, Ginger Torch, Heliconia

DRAW At The Olympia Farmers Market

DRAW was invited to host a booth at the Olympia Farmers Market for National Animal Awareness Day.   It was a gorgeous day and a ton of people came out.   We had four adoptable dogs with us, Pokey, Luka, Mia and Dillon.  They all soaked up the love and were great examples of a DRAW dog.  The two littles have applications pending.

The booth:

Luka looking super cute in his Adopt Me vest.   Look at his poor little ear nubbins….someone cut them off with scissors.   😦

Pokey soaking up the love:

“I was hiding under your porch because I love you.”

“Hey, I like the chair!  This makes people laugh and come over and pet me!”

Dogs, Hats, The Big Easy and Urban Wild Life

What can I say….life has been busy!    The weather has finally gotten nice and I have been staying busy doing some landscaping and yard work.  While I was out in the back yard I heard the dogs causing a ruckus so I went to investigate.   That’s when I saw this little cutie hanging out in the apple tree.   I ran and grabbed my camera and got a couple of good photos.  Then I heard a growling pretty close to my right ear.  Momma was warning me that I was too close to her baby so I got the hell out of there and left momma and baby raccoon alone.

I got one of my cool hats from Topsy Turvy Designs.  It’s totally amazing and I’ll definitely be taking it to New Orleans with me:

I promise to get better photos of it soon.  Please check out there etsy store as they have the most divine hats I ever seen and they will do custom work for you.

Speaking of New Orleans….I’ll be performing in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival!  The producers emailed me and said they had a handful of applications that they didn’t have room for in the scheduled shows.  So they added another showcase and asked me to perform!    Yay!   The only thing I know is that I’ll be performing at the House Of Blues in a late night show after the competition on Saturday night.   Check it out!

And finally DRAW will have a booth at the Olympia Farmers Market for Animal Awareness Day on Saturday, July 24th.  Little Miss Pokey will be there, representing rescue dogs and trying to find herself a forever home!

My LaurEss Order

I decided to try the LaurEss foundation because of a recommendation.   I ordered on 7/4/10 and received my package on 7/10/10.     I ordered all samples and paid $13.36 which included $1.56 in shipping.

I got foundation samples of the Minimalist Foundation in Soft Yellow and Pure Yellow.   I also got blush samples in Passion and True Love.    For shadows I got samples of Gem Light Tigress, Star Light in Celestial and Glistening Lip Gloss in Peppermint.   I also received a free sample of Gem Light in Irresistible.  It arrived nicely shrink wrapped to apiece of cardboard so it was very secure.  The samples come in clear jars with labels on the top with the company and color name on top.  This is my kind of packaging.

Swatches!   From left to right: Star Light Celestial, Gem Light Irresistible and Tigress, Matte Blushes in Passion and True Love with Glistening Lip Gloss in Peppermint on far right.   All in direct sunlight over Detrivore Primer:

So far I really like everything I’ve played with.   The Pure Yellow was definitely too dark and I think with one scoop of White,  Soft Yellow will work.  I’ll let you know how it works once I get a chance to try it!

Meow Lost Rainforest and Caribbean Escape Order

Ugh, I was so happy to see these in my mailbox last night!   It was nice out today so I went ahead and swatched everything I got.  I ordered on 6/25/10 and received my order 7/6/10.   I paid a total of $16.   Look at all the pretties:

Caribbean Escape Eye Shadows:



Blood Orange

Cat Island



Lost Rainforest Eye Shadows:


Jambo Fruit Dove


Spider  Monkey


Lost Rainforest Glows:




Queen Alexandria

Lost Rainforest Blush:


I also received free samples of Sun in Manx Medium and VandalEyes in Shoplifting.  Swatches!  I suck at taking swatch photos so be aware.  🙂  Taken in direct sun over Detrivore primer.

Caribbean Escape Swatches.  From left to right:  Atlantis, Beach, Blood Orange, Cat Island, Jerk,  Uncharted:

Lost Rainforest Swatches.  From left to right: Boa, Jambu Fruit Dove, Kinkajou, Spider Monkey, Torch:

Lost Rainforest Glow Swatches.  From left to right: Chameleon, Morpho, Phantoma, Queen Alexandria and Lost Rainforest Blush in Canna on far right:

My Silk Naturals Orders

I’ve ordered from Silk Naturals twice now and I really like the products. I was sick and working twelve hour days and didn’t have a chance to photograph and write stuff up when it came in.

My first order included:

Perfect Harmony Foundation Sample Kit
Clear Devil’s Food Cake Black Label Lippie
Super Serum
Cybertron shadow
5 10 gram sifter jars

The total came to $35.60 with $4.45 for shipping. I didn’t keep track of when the order came in but I remember it being pretty darn quick. They sent a free sample of Shrieking Violet lip gloss and I got Sprite for my free pigment. I also got a free sample of Prom Queen as a special freebie they were giving away.

First up is the foundation kit. I really liked mixing it all up! The directions and recipes were right on and it was super easy. It also makes it easy to ‘tweak’ your foundation for whatever reason. When I got it mixed up, I felt it wasn’t yellow enough for me. I mixed up a double batch of foundation consisting of 16 scoops of Ivory with 2 scoops of buttery gold. I wore it anyway just to see how I liked it. I love it so far. Even though the color was a little off it wore really nicely. I applied it with my jumbo kabuki and set it with Molecular Mist. I ended up ordering some of the yellow color booster. More on than in the second order.

The Devil’s Food Cake lippie was an instant HG item for me. I love the feel of it and the smell is nothing less than divine. I promptly ordered more of the Black Label lippies. I’ve used the Super Serum a couple of times but I think I need to use it more before I can make a final judgment. I like it so far!

The shadows are all nice with Sprite being my favorite of the three. Hopefully I’ll have more of a chance to play with them soon.

My second order consisted of:
Yellow Color Booster
Shrieking Violet Liquid Lip Gloss
Symphony Black Label
Clear Peppermint Black Label Lippie

The total came to $16.65 with $2.95 for shipping. I ordered on 6/25/10 and it arrived on 6/29/10. I received a free sample of Angel Glow Powder and Poly eye shadow.

I ended up adding 2 ½ scoops of the yellow color booster to my foundation mix and it’s now perfect! I love it and it’s think it my new favorite every day foundation. I still like the Meow for stage and shoots because it has more coverage but the Silk Naturals is really nice for daily wear. I enjoy the coverage and application is easy. I also love the Shrieking Violet lip gloss. It’s a good consistency and the color is really pretty and surprisingly easy to wear it’s also moisturizing. In fact, all the Silk Naturals lippies are amazing and I’ll definitely be ordering more. I’m totally addicted to the Devil’s Food Cake.

My Sassy Minerals Order

I hadn’t had a chance to order from Sassy Minerals yet so I went ahead and did so.  I ordered on 6/27/10 and received my order on 7/2/10.  That was fast!   I ordered all samples, the total of which came to $11.57.

Here is what I ordered:

Golden Light Foundation

Golden Medium Foundation

Golden Tan Foundation

Sassy Primer Medium

Sassy Finisher Medium

Shadows in:



After Party

Crown Jewels


In Hysterics

Hot Date

I received free samples of Gasoline Rainbow Liner and Jinx shadow

I had a chance to play with them yesterday and while I’m still working on the correct color mix for the  foundation, I LOVE the shadows.    They apply really nicely and are easy to blend.    I also like the clear jars for the samples and I like the label with the pigment name on the top.  I always have to write the name on the top if it’s not there so this packaging is right up my alley.

I played around with Intimate over my entire lid and In Hysterics on the outer corners, no liner and one coat of black mascara.  It was very simple and pretty.  No photos, unfortunately.   So far I like the primer, foundation and finishing powder as well.  A mix of mostly Golden Light with a bit of Golden Medium seems to be a good substitute for Aromaleigh 2Y or Meow’s Friskly/Sleek Angora.   I’m still playing around with the foundation mix.

Please remember my sucky swatching skills.  These are over Detrivore primer.   From left to right:

After Party, Crown Jewels, Fashionista,  Gasoline Rainbow, Hot Date, In Hysterics, Jinx, Intimate and Toasted:


Outside in direct sun:

And inside:

I will definitely be ordering more shadows from them, the depth of the colors is beautiful and I found them very easy to work with.

Truffle Luffle Ding Dong

Truffles was adopted!   Yay!   Truffles came to DRAW as a stray who had wandered into one of our volunteers yards.  She’s quite possibly the sweetest dog ever.  She attended the Westwood Village Street Fair and charmed everyone she met….canines, adults and of course all the children.    Her new parents are pilots and Truffles loves to go fly with them.

Truffles and mom:

I like to fly!

Poquita The Pokey Little Pit Bull

Poquita The Pokey Little Pit Bull

Poquita (then Goochie) came into Clackamas County Dog Services on 10/16/07.  She was there until 12/14/07 when she was released into our rescue, Dog Rescue Around Washington.

A 41lbs she was a tiny little pocket pit, but built pretty solid.   Brown with a black face she settled right into my house.  Pokey is single handedly responsible for the lifting of the ‘no dogs on the couch’ rule.   Great with my cats and good with my dogs she was super easy to foster she found her forever family not soon after.

Fast forward three years.   Pokey has been living with her new family and human sister and even got to move into a big house with her own yard!  Unfortunately for Pokey, an intact male Pit Bull broke into their yard and attacked Pokey.  Being a dog, Pokkey fought back but definitely got her little but kicked.   She required some staples, pain meds and antibiotics but she healed right up.

Unfortunately for Pokey, the Home Owners Association changed their mind about Pokey being ok, and the HOA kicked both the dogs out.  Pokey’s family was given seven days to re-home her and the other family was given 24 hours to have him removed.  Pokey’s mom called, sobbing and explained the situation.  Unfortunately there wasn’t much recourse so we told her Pokey would be welcome back in DRAW and specifically back with me for foster care.

She’s as lovely as ever.   My cats love her and she loves the cats, she’s been to work and hung out in the office with me all day and she still likes to sneak onto the couch.

No dogs on the couch!

Right after we got her, Chris got really sick and Pokey napped him back to health:

Snow is fun!