Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Stuff to expect from me

Okay, I know, I'm falling behind on the posting since the start of the year. I'm Sorry!!!

So what has been going on with me is:
1) I moved home with my parents for personal reasons. I love it here, and love that I still have the freedoms of living out side the house since I am renting 2 rooms from them, but still have the comforts of my family and the ability to help them out
2) I have started writing for Gears Community Online Network (GCON) and have Gears of War related posts coming out through them. If you are interested in the series, I really suggest checking them out.
3) I was moved to a different job at work that is better for me and fantastic and I love it.

So, I do intend to resume my "Achieve-Queen" posts that I was doing before. I enjoyed doing those, and once I get my computer set up for it, I may do videos to accompany them. No promises on that happening any time soon though. I have been gaming, but really have not gotten many achievements on the Xbox lately to really justify making a full post. But soon! Very soon! I just got a digital copy of Alan Wake for free from a friend at work  and will be playing with that in the next few days.

As for makeup/beauty related posts, I will be resuming those about recommendations and such, but full reviews will be few and far between for a little while. Moving home has made money tight, and I need to get that all sorted first. I will also be writing some more "Opinion" related pieces on tips and tricks I have heard about or tried from others, and I want to hear feed-back from you about the topic in the comments.

That is all for now to be honest. It is late, I am tired, and I have a date with my xbox tomorrow. It feels very unloved since I moved home.

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Blog Look and a HUGE thanks

I want to give a HUGE shout out to my friend Anna who made me the new banner for the blog <3

It changed a lot over the process of creating it, and went from what I expected, to something completely awesome and different.

I'd told her I wanted it to blend my love of gaming and beauty altogether. When I saw her put me a teal dress, I asked for pink because Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Disney Princess. So she made a shortened version of the dress and made it awesome. Add in some combat boots and a SWEET lancer from Gears of War, and tada!!

Anna has done many photo edits and logos. You can view her fan page all this Here

She's also done an artfire banner for me, which you can view in my shop here: Rustad Creations

I would like to thank Anna publically for this, because it's amazing and wonderful what she has done for me. She put a lot of time and effort into these for me and I love her for it!

Give her page a like <3 I know she'd appreciate it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ladies of Gaming : Lara Croft

Hello there everyone! My name is Sharon and I am a friend of Markies! I write in my own blog Hello There, Blondie! and will be writing here as well! I love playing video games, reading books, and I love makeup! I also love robots, superheros, dinosaurs, animals, romantic comedies, and cooking! Here is mah face!
Did I mention I'm a bit of a goofball?
 I will be doing a series called "Ladies of Gaming" where I will be featuring a female character from a video game and doing a look inspired by them . And Possibly "Gents of Gaming" if I feel so moved :) I am incredibly honored that Markie asked me to help out here, and I hope you enjoy me being here as well!

This Ladies of Gaming features : Lara Croft

Tomb Raider is a game that I truly love. This is a game series that I started when i was younger in its debut in 1996, and I have continued to be excited for and play the games as they are released. Lara Croft is one of the most recognized video game characters, and possibly -the- most recognized female video game character in existence. She is strong, motivated, sexy, charismatic - plus she is just kick ass. If I were going to be a video game heroine, It wouldn't be so bad to be Lara Croft.

Over time, the graphics have changed, story lines have been rewritten, and her cup size fluctuated up and down, but Lara Croft is still the same thrill seeking archaeologist trying to discover what is next. Or the next big shiny artifact. Whichever comes first. She typically sports a light blue or brown top, brown shorts, hiking boots, and her two pistols with accompanying holsters on her hips. Oh and the backpack, can't forget that! She has long brown hair that for the longest time was in a braid down to her bottom, but in recent games she has a loose ponytail.
Typically, this is what comes to mind when I picture Lara. I like this because unlike the newer games, here she is in her original outfit. She's a little more fleshed out than she used to be, much prettier than sharp angles :P This was Lara in the anniversary game.
Image from Wikipedia 
So in my mind, gold artifacts, blue tank tops, dark brown boots and gunmetal would be the colors for Lara Croft.
This is my Lara Croft inspired look.

I had fun with this colorful almost smokey eye, and the liner was really fun! It gave the look an almost Egyptian feel. Appropriate, no?

I used:
 a matte khaki, teal and dark brown shadow from my 88 Palette
 Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in El Dorado
SugarPill's Chromalust in "Goldilux" on top of the liner
A gunmetal color from a Victoria Secret palette under the eye
Black Gel Liner from Physicians Formula
Tarte's - Light's, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Lipgloss - Simply Sweet Skin Lip Honey in "High Maintenance"

Thanks for reading!
xoxo - Sharon

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New things in life, writers, and upcoming

Hey everyone, long time no post.

So I have been moving over the past month and had to put a hold on my posting until now. I had to move back home to help with my own life, and help with my family. Now that I am all settled, expect posts to start appearing in your feeds again.

Speaking of posts, we have 2 new writers that will be posting here from time to time.
There is Sharon and Courtney. Both are fantastic ladies, who love make up, and gaming on the side. I am excited to have them here, and have them as friends. Feel free to say hello in the comments!

Also, I am going to make some use out of my youtube channel, and do some vlogs. I will post them here when I do them. I also hope to do some tutorials as well and put them here.

Lots to do! I have to finish unpacking but expect some posts to start appearing again next week! <3