Gleeful at Sunrise

Hey Glossies,

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I hope you had a great weekend and that the new week started off on a great note!

The beauty destination for today, I do not need a ticket or passport to enter this wonderful place… Stash.

I haven’t played with the Naked pigments since I got them in the summer.  I am glad that MAC has expanded the Naked pigment to include darker shades:  Nude Dark and Nude Deep Dark. I decided to play around with Dark, tan with a hint of beige.  Dark is similar to the Lithe pigment ( From the Fabulous Felines collection, LE), but Lithe has a significant amount of shimmer.

I was feeling extra naughty and sassy, so I decided to add red lip to the look.

FOTD Details


  • Primer
  • MAC Select Cover-Up – NC50
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Cadiz and New Orleans
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 5


  • Cosmedicine Oil control lotion
  • MAC Indianwood P/P
  • MAC Naked Dark pigment
  • MAC Go e/s
  • Laura Gellar Baked e/l – Dutch Chocolate
  • Revlon Bronzed Copper e/s
  • Dior Lash Primer
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara
  • Shu Uemura Paint Liner – Black (M)
  • MAC False Lashes mascara


  • MAC Gleeful Blush


  • MAC  Chestnut Creme l/l
  • NYX Sunrise l/g

My Swoon Look

Mr. Maven and I do not have any specific Valentine’s day traditions, but we do have favorite artistic works that we enjoy sharing with each other.

Mr. Maven loves Anita Baker and Sade.  Before we we started dating, we had been friends for a few years before taking the plunge.  He re-introduced “It’s Been You” to me and I think the song really fits our experience well.


It’s Been You – Anita Baker

I like to refer to myself as a former poet.  My poetry was scathing and bitter.  I know that will be shocking as I am such a wonderful person, paragon of perfection even. Ok, that  might be bit much! LOL

One of my favorite poems is “Perfumed Moments with My Man” by Dee Dee McNeil from the anthology, “A Rock Against The Wind” edited by Lindsay Patterson.  I found this book when I was in college and I had to add it to my library.  A definite must-have for poetry lovers who love love and passion.

An excerpt –

  • Dip me.
  • Flip me.
  • Dew me.
  • with the nectar that you spray.
  • Taste my bouquet.
  • Pollinate my day.
  • Inhale me.
  • De-rail me.
  • Ride me like a train.
  • Remember when I came
  • time and time again?
  • Quick as a hummingbird,
  • Rowdy as a hawk.
  • Dancing like the Jabber-Walk!

Dee Dee McNeil

Do you have any love traditions?

Mix Maven

McNeil, Dee Dee. “Perfumed Moments with My Man.” A Rock against the Wind: African-American Poems and Letters of Love and Passion. By Lindsay Patterson. New York: Berkley Pub. Group, 1996. 100-104. Print.

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  • dorene February 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Love the eyes. Mine never look that good!

  • Maha February 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Love your eyes and the lips. You go girl.

  • Mama Maven February 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Gorgeous as usual!! I wonder who you look like?

  • Charden February 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    The eye shadow looks great! I like it!!!!!! 🙂

  • Diva08 February 14, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Pretty as usual! I see you are bringing the naughty back to pumps and gloss.