Mermay

art, Drawing, Illustration

Mermay has been one of my favorite drawing challenges on Instagram so far other than Inktober and Folktale Week.I have always wondered about mermaids and other mystical creatures. Deep down inside I’d love to be a mermaid for a day.

These are some of the drawings I’ve made for Mermay, originally created by artist Tom Bancroft, and I plan to continue until the end of May because it’s too fun not to.

I am trying to figure out how to continue to post on this blog and what topics my readers are interested in, using this website as a portfolio, and continuing to build my Instagram. I was thinking of creating a comic and posting it here. Let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in.

I still continue to adore makeup but can’t keep up with all the new releases nor my old posting schedule as I have three jobs at the moment. I know excuses seem lame and I am trying to consolidate it all. Thank you for contiuing to support my blog and content.

I love you all!

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Please follow my ig if you’re interested in keeping up with my artwork: @maggie_inthemoon

Have a wonderful weekend ✨✨❣❣

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Las Mujeres Tienen Poder

art, Drawing, Illustration, women empowerment

Women’s history month inspired me to create portraits of women of color who empowered other women. All women have power and that’s what my message was in doing so. (Las mujeres tienen poder.)

Some of the commendable women I drew are Rihanna, Kathleen Lights, Yalitza Aparicio, Maya Angelou, Mother Teresa, and Frida Kahlo. I plan to do many more!

If you have any suggestions or women you’d like me to draw, let me know!

What women have inspired you?

Love you all!

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More Draw This in Your Style Challenges

art, Drawing, Illustration, inspiration

I did this moon girl for @asayris on IG’s #drawthisinyourstylechallenge. Hers is beyond gorgeous as were so many by amazing artists. If you haven’t checked them out, go! I learned so much about shading with this one. These are just so fun to do.

This one is for @kraken_illustration’s challenge. I love how it turned out. Under the sea scenes are so my thing too so I couldn’t resist taking on this challenge.

I love challenging myself with these. I’m hooked!

Love you guys and wish you a lovely weekend!

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Draw This in Your Style Challenge

art, Drawing, Illustration

Hello!

I’ve missed you, and have been working hard on challenges you may have spotted on the gram: #drawthisinyourstyle challenge. Here are some of my favorite finished creations:

These were for @chantalhoreis’ challenge.

This was @faiha_kuntum’s challenge.

I had so much fun stretching my comfort zone with these!

Love you guys, have a wonderful weekend.

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Twinkling Lights Collection by Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Review

bblogger, beauty, ColourPop, Kathleen lights, Makeup, Makeup Review, Uncategorized

Due to Afterpay, which is amazing, I predict a lot of new Colourpop in my future, and I’m totally okay with it. It is also available at some of my other faves like Free People and Forever 21, which could be a good or bad thing. Basically you get to pay your total in four payments interest free. No this is not sponsored. When I heard of Twinkling Lights and the dawn of Colourpop introducing Afterpay, I was too excited.

Some people were complaining about being bored with Colourpop collabing with the same people all the time, but I honestly don’t care. I love Kathleen Lights and Colourpop, and that’s not going to change because Colourpop collabs with her frequently. Yes, you may have similar products, but I found some gems you most likely don’t have, and honestly, how can you not like Super Shock Shadows and Colourpop lippies?

My standout favorites are the shadow in the shade Vela and the lippie in the shade Little Star.

Vela is an incredibly unique shade and I’m obsessed.

It has a peachy brown base and a beautiful purple-y pink iridescence. It’s described as a “light saddle brown with pink violet duochrome flip” on Colourpop.com.

I’ve never seen or owned any shadow like it. It’s definitely my favorite item in the collection.

The other shadows are gorgeous however. Glisten and Light Up are similar to other shades I own, but of course the formula is my favorite hands down of any brand, so I’m always stoked to have more, and these are good staple everyday shades. Blitzen is unique and gorgeous. It is a pinkish red with pink glitters throughout, perfect for the holiday or a bold red going out look. I love the shade.

My second favorite item in the collection is the lipstick Little Star. It is described as a “rusty warm brown“. I’m a huge fan of brown lipstick. It’s probably because I’m a 90s girl at heart, but I think they’re so cute and flattering and wear them every opportunity I get during fall and winter.

This collection definitely has something for everyone, and both neutral and everyday lips and glam lips are possible with the kit. I got the entire collection and I have used it for both going out and for work.

The most unique lippie is definitely Night Light. It is a “metallic bronze drenched with gold and hot pink glitter” Ultra Glossy Lip. I’m not the biggest metallic lip wearer, but I’m into anything glitter, and I love this for a night when you want to look glam without trying much. Throw this on with some lashes and something in your crease and your good to go.

All in all, as you probably guessed it, I’m a fan. If you’re thinking of getting the collection but aren’t sure, get what you most likely will use and are excited about. Your coin will not be wasted, believe me.

Love you all!! Happy new year!

I’m wishing you loads of love and life!

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The Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick Holiday Set by Too Faced Review

bblogger, beauty, Makeup, Makeup Review, review, Uncategorized

So I caved and bought myself not one but many things on my holiday wish list. What can I say? There’s something about holiday makeup that makes me so cheery and filled with joy.

Sweet Smell of Christmas by Too Faced. $25 at Sephora and elsewhere.

The colors in the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick set are all tones I wear on the regular anyhow, and also if I wait for someone to figure out what I want… most likely won’t happen.

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

Enough excuses for my shopping habit, and here’s my thoughts on the set;

I adore the smell. It’s sweet and reminiscent of freshly baked sugar cookies without being overly potent or sickly. It lingers on the lips but eventually fades. Gingerbread Man is definitely my favorite shade from the set and it doesn’t appear as orange is it does on the models above and below on me; it pulls more brown . I have warm light skin for reference.

The shades are true to color and last a long time on the lips. As far as how drying they are, I think that depends on whether or not you wear lip balm underneath and whether your lips are naturally dry to begin with, which mine absolutely are.

I’ve shyed away from matte lippies in the past for this reason but I’m recently liking Ulta’s moisturizing lipstick primer and CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine. If you want a gloss free pout then I recommend Ulta’s lip primer, plus it’s got a nice coconutty scent. The Mentha Lip Shine is a bit more hydrating though and is a breath freshener. Both are great.

What goodies have you gifted yourself?

Much love and light sent your way!!

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Childhood Memory

art, Drawing, Illustration

As a kid I had neighbors who were almost like brothers. Their dog was a sweet, big, red haired dog, kind of like Clifford the Big Red Dog. I loved him dearly. He was the inspiration for this drawing, which I did as part of Childhood Week on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been down for any drawing challenge and I’m currently looking for my next one. I’m sad I couldn’t do all of the Childhood Week prompts but this week has been beyond chaotic for me, yet very amazing all in one.

Love you all!

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