Thursday, October 29, 2009

Artist of the Month- Oct 2009

LADY GAGA



I'm sure everyone has heard of her. She's pretty unique in the sense that she is totally a pop princess with a touch of Marilyn Manson when it comes to  fashion.  Her songs are really catchy.  I've had her album "The Fame" for a very long time now and I still listen to "Paparazzi" nonstop and I really like the songs "Boys, Boys, Boys" and "Starstruck". On Nov. 23rd she will be releasing "Fame Monster" which is an extension of her album "The Fame" and it will include 8 more songs. Oh yes and her new single "Bad Romance" is very euro pop lol I love it! Enjoy!  Here are some links:



 


Pre-Halloween Makeup Tutorial by Petrilude

I'm addicted to watching makeup tutorial videos on youtube and I just recently started watching some by the user Petrilude.  I believe his first name is Josh.  Anyway, he is super talented and does some amazing tutorials on non everday make up.  He has done tutorials such as mermaid, geisha, unzipped eyeball, and many more.  He's definitely someone to check out!!  I am linking a video to his Exposed Teeth look.  ITS SO REALISTIC!!  Petrilude makes me remember that makeup is an art form.  If you are as impressed as I am definitely subscribe to his channel.

Check out Petrilude's Exposed Teeth Makeup tutorial here!

In the future I will make a post that has my breakdown on youtube gurus!!



Friday, October 23, 2009

Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils

Okay, I admit that I'm a bit bananas about Urban Decay but its for no reason.  I'm pretty impressed!!  A friend told me how much she loved their 24/7 eye pencils and it was at the top of my list. Well, once I got the book of shadows vol 2  I was able to try the pencils in Zero and Bourbon.  I'M HOOKED NOW! These pencils are creamy, smudge like a dream, beautiful colors, and stay on ALL day.  What more can you ask for in an eye liner?

Anyway, I got the 24/7 super stash and I can't wait to use all of the colors.  Here is a swatch and brief commentary on each color. All the colors are included in the 24/7 super stash except for bourbon. Also, all of the colors are metallic except for zero.


  • Bourbon- has glitter, copper color
  • Ransom- medium purple, very pretty and bright
  • Oil Slick- dark grey almost black w/ silver glitter
  • Zero- only matte color, black
  • Binge- medium blue color
  • Graffiti- glittery and green like grass.
  • Eldorado- beautiful gold
  • Stash- glittery, antique goldish bronze with a touch of olive
  • Corrupt- dark bronze
  • Rockstar- deep plum
<3My favorites are Rockstar , Binge, Eldorado, and Stash.<3



Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol 2

URBAN DECAY BOOK OF SHADOWS VOL 2
Overall I believe that UD totally improved everything in the 2nd edition. The packaging is cuter. The eyeliners versus last years make up brushes are way better.Not to mention the colors are gorgeous.  It's a very nice mix.  You have natural shades, dramatic and in between.  :)  I'm super stoked!  The only thing that seems a little strange is that the shadows don't seem as creamy but that could be my imagination. lol  The color pay off is exceptional and I totally recommend this palette.












My favorites are sellout, ac/dc, jinx, mushroom, and misdemeanor.






Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Piperlime Contest

This is my entry for the Piperlime.com contest!  I often go to their website too drool over shoes, so naturally when a contest arose offering a prize of $250 to shop I jumped to it.  Rachel Zoe is picking the winners!  I absolutely love her.  So go on there and create a set... Rachel Zoe may love your picks.
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Untitled by Kimberly Espinoza featuring NANETTE LEPORE


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kim's Artist of the Month- Sept 2009

PAOLO NUTINI


He's only 22 years old and sounds like he could be well into his 70s... but that could be because he's very soulful and has a Scottish accent. He's absolutely brilliant! He's been on the scene for a couple of years now.  I was first introduced to him when I heard a song about shoes called "New Shoes"... naturally I liked it. lol I hadn't heard from him since that song until a friend played  a song for me and I became hooked. I recommend the album Sunny Side Up and note worthy songs on there are "Candy" and "No Other Way"