Archive | December, 2010

POLL – What makeup resolution are you making this year?

31 Dec

We shared our makeup resolutions yesterday, so now it’s time to share yours!

Don’t forget to wear your sparkles tonight – we’ll be wearing ours! Have a happy New Year!


Red & Pants


New Year Resolutions

30 Dec

Most people make resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, be more outgoing, blah blah blah blah. BORING! And it’s hard to keep those things up all the time. So we decided we’re going to come up with some makeup resolutions this year.

What are some things you want to do differently? Try to polish your nails more? Master the art of liquid liner? Here are our resolutions!


1 – Wear more color on my lips – I have a couple of pretty reds and bright pinks, but I always seem to gravitate towards a nude lip. I’d love to try to incorporate so more lip color into my style.

2 – Master winged eye liner – I love a cat eye, and I do sport one occasionally, but I’d like to get really good at winging my eye liner.

3 – Wear more sparkle – Everyone needs more sparkle in their life and so do I!


1 – Master the outer V – Emily of Beauty Broadcast is great at the outer V. It always looks great on her. I’ve tried it several times, but I end up with different shapes on each eye.

2 – Wear more colorful eyeshadow – I was good about wearing colorful shadows for a while, but lately I’ve been slacking and sticking with neutrals on work days. I have so many pretty colors and I need to start wearing them  more often.

3 – Learn to contour – I would love to learn how to contour both in the crease of my eye and on my cheeks. I think I’ve almost got the eye part down – it comes down to blending. But I’m scared of BRONZAH because of Jerseylicious. I’ll have to have Red teach me.

What are your makeup resolutions?


Red & Pants

Sparkle into 2011

28 Dec

We have a little New Year’s Eve tradition that we take very seriously. We believe that if you wear sparkles on New Year’s Eve, it brings you luck for the new year. The more sparkles you wear, the better luck you’re going to have.

Don’t believe us? Last year Pants wore way more sparkles than the previous year and FINALLY got a new job. So yeah, needless to say, she has plenty of sparkles picked out to wear this year. We don’t know what we’re doing yet, but we’ve been talking about what we’re wearing for WEEKS!

You can wear sparkly shoes, or a sequined top, glittery earrings or a metallic necklace. BUT if you want extra sparkle, sneak it in on your face!

Pants Good Luck Sparkle Plan:

I don’t know yet what I’m doing makeup-wise for sure, but I have some ideas.

First off, I think I’m going to break out my Nars blush in Super Orgasm. I love the pieces of gold glitter on my cheeks.

Of course, my eye makeup is going to be sparkly as well. I think I may stick with the gold theme and wear Tarina Tarantino’s Magic Hour Cream Shadow in Golden Shadow, with a glittery gold from the Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III on top. I’ll probably use a fun dark color in the crease and another bright color as a liner.

I’m sure I’ll wear a sparkly gloss as well. Overload? No. Way. I’ve got a sparkly personality, I’m told.

And we can’t forget the nails! I can’t decide between Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain Deer (gold) or OPI Ink (Navy with glitter).


Red’s Good Luck Sparkle Plan:

If I could just dip myself in a vat of sparkle I totally would. Since that’s probably frowned upon this is how I’m going to add some sparkle to myself.

I’ll start with OPI’s Sparkle-Icious on my nails. I wore this during the Christmas holiday and absolutely loved it. I got so many compliments about my sparkly nails and can’t wait to wear it again.

Next I want to create a smokey sparkly look with MAC’s a Tartan Tale Smoky Thrillseekers Collection.


I’m not sure which blush I want to go with yet, but I definitely plan on using a highlighter. I use a highlighter every day because I LOVE the shimmer. I’ll probably use MAC’s Cream Colour Base in Pearl. It’s definitely one of my favorites.


Share with us how you plan on adding sparkle for good luck on New Year’s Eve.


Red & Pants

Poll results – What are you asking Santa for this year?

27 Dec

Looks like you lovely ladies were asking Santa for eyeshadow palettes this year, according to last week’s poll. Blush came in at second place.

We already shared with you what we asked Santa for, but now we can give you a sneak peak of what Santa brought us. Expect to see a holiday haul or two sometime this week!


On Christmas morning, I spied a little plaid bag under the tree and I knew Santa had been to the MAC counter! He brought me the MAC A Tartan Tale Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass Set.

So far, I’ve only tried Fab Fun, which is the glittery pink. Loved it! I can’t wait to try the others.


Like Pants, I too had a little plaid bag waiting under the tree for me with the Pink Lassies Lipglass Set.  I’ve tried the Wee Coquette and absolutely love it! My awesome husband gave me the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Palette. It is just so fabulous and sparkly that I can’t stand it. I’ve created several looks with it and of course can’t wait to create more.

What did Santa bring you this year? Please share your hauls in the comment section!


Red & Pants

POLL – What are you asking Santa for this year?

24 Dec

We’ve made our wishlists be known, but now it’s time to tell us what you want! Feel free to list things we left out in the “other” option.

We hope you have a very Merry (and sparkly!) Christmas!


Red & Pants

Giveaway Results!

23 Dec

For our very first giveaway we had a whopping three people enter. That’s okay though, a giveaway is a giveaway. Congrats to Anna who said she plans on wearing a peppermint lipgloss to add a little glimmer and shimmer to her holiday. Anna, if you could please e-mail us your address we will get your amazing prize to you very soon! We definitely plan on having another giveaway in the future. Three people or not they sure are fun!

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!!!



Red & Pants

Adding glimmer and shimmer to the holidays

22 Dec
First off, don’t forget about our contest to win some free makeups! All you have to do is post a comment on this post – make sure to read the rules!

We always like to be sparkly, but we feel around the holidays we have an excuse to be extra sparkly. Here are some items that are helping us with that:


Nars Blush in Super Orgasm

I love the peachy color of this blush and I love love love the gold chunks of glitter. It’s definitely noticeable, but not overpowering.

I bought this color last year, and was surprised to see it in the holiday collection. While it is a black base, the chunks of glitter are coppery, green and gold with a hint of red. Definitely a fun dark holiday color.
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush in Cupquake

I mostly love this because of it’s name, but it’s also a pretty pink, and glittery and smells like vanilla cupcakes. Win-win-win-win. (I couldn’t find this color online, but did buy it in the stores just last month.)

Bare Escentuals All Wrapped Up Eye Collection

A lovely friend of mine gave this to me for Christmas and I. Love. It. I’ve never had any experience with BE shadows, but the pigmentation is great, and these have a hint of “glimmer.”


OPI Nail Polish in Sparkle-Icious

I am in LOVE with this polish.  I love the name and of course I love the sparkle. I’ve only been wearing this polish for a short time and have already had so many compliments.

LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lipgloss in 3D

Pants being the awesome lady that she is gave me the Glitz & Glam Shimmer and Shine Deluxe Sampler for Christmas. With a name like that it’s everything shimmery and shiny. This lipgloss came in the sampler. It’s a rosy bronze color and is so shiny!

Benefit High Beam

I received a little sample of this recently and loved it so much that I purchased a full size bottle. I love using this as the highlighter on my cheeks. It gives me such awesome shimmer and it lasts all day long.

Don’t forget to tell us how you plan on glimmering and shimmering this holiday here so you can enter our GIVEAWAY!



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