Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bright blues and purple using BFTE

It had been a while since I'd worn any real color on my eyes, I honestly just haven't felt like putting the effort in.  Lame, I know.  So I decided I wanted to do something colorful.  When I do looks, I like to use exclusively one brand of eyeshadow (unless there's a specific look I'm going for or if I really need another color) so if you want to copy it you don't have to go all over the world to do so.  So for this look I reached for the sampler set I have from Beauty From the Earth (or BFTE) Cosmetics.  So here's the look I came up with (you've already seen it if you follow my facebook page, I did this look like a week ago)!

The colors I used (all from BFTE) were:
Lid: "Blue Bayou"
Crease: "Blue Bird"
Purple part of crease: "Midnight Kisses"
Purple above crease: "Kastra"
Highlight: "Beautiful"

Liner: Avon Glimmersticks Liqui-glide eyeliner "Black"
Mascara: L'oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24H

And this has nothing to do with makeup but recently I did a 5k to help raise awareness for colon cancer.  I really want people to know that it can happen to young people too (though that wasn't really addressed, they said, "If you love someone over 50, make sure they get screened").  So I have some pictures that my family, who are completely amazing and drove down from New York to do this with me, took so I thought I'd share them with you!

It was called the Undy 5000 where they encourage people to run in their undies to help raise awareness but I'm not really an undies-showing kinda chick so that was a negative for me haha.  I wore leggings under the boxers they gave me haha.

This is the photo of my whole team.  My team came in 2nd place for fundraising, we made $2,248!  The first place team had 66 members so it doesn't surprise me that they won, we only had 9 members signed up to fundraise so I say we kicked butt!

The shirts my family had made up

My adorable niece's shirt

Me, my sister (to the left), and my cousin

Most of the rest of my team

Me at the one mile marker!

Crossing the finish line arm-in-arm!

Me and my hubby!

With the other 19 survivors, I got really emotional and had a hard time not crying.  Who looks out of place haha?  They kept looking at me like wondering why I was standing up there, I think they thought I was just confused haha.

Me and my dad with my "survivor" medal.

It was really fun.  I didn't realize I'd have a good time walking 3.1 miles just to do it but I really had a good time.  And we raised so much money, I'm so proud!  My time wasn't very good but I finished in under an hour so I guess that's not terrible haha.  Good thing I wasn't in it for the race, I was just in it for the experience and to raise some awareness that this happens to young people too!  It is easier to prevent if you're older and get screened regularly but if you're young and something isn't right, get checked out!!  

So that's my lengthy post for the day haha.  I hope you guys are having a great week!  Thank you, as always, for sticking with me through this whole thing.  I promise it'll get better once I'm done with treatments and cancer-free!  Here I am getting treatment number 8!  Four more to go and I'm done (fingers crossed) forever!!

Thanks guys!!!


  1. The event looks like a great time, it's good that your raise awareness for colon cancer. Hope you have a great week and beautiful makeup look! :)

  2. We are praying for your recovery. We are publishing your photos on our facebook putting the link to your blog. Remember if you need some new makeup let us know that we send it to you. Andrew and Priscilla from Brazil

  3. It looks like you all had such a great time! I hope your treatments are going well and that you will be feeling better soon! Prayers for you as always :) Stay strong girl, you can do this!

  4. there you go lookin all gorgeous again! congrats on your walk! looks like you had a great time while contributing to a great cause!

  5. you look gorgeous and your amazing!

  6. you look as stunning as ever and you are such an inspiring person! it looks like you had a great day,helping a great cause! my thoughts are with you

  7. I teared up. Glad to see you doing well!!!

  8. You are such an inpiration! Prayers for you and your family! Glad that you are doing so well! Hope you start to feel better soon! You look great!

  9. Thanks for sharing, girl. I love how you've used your experience to help other young people be aware of something that most people wouldn't even consider for the young. You look amazing!

    Your makeup is lovely, when I first followed you I wouldn't have thought it possible you could get better than you were at makeup application, but here we are!

  10. I would love to see you do video tutorials!! :) I love you makeup looks!

  11. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, please see for yourself here:

  12. Sonja I'm just so proud of the way you have conducted your self and the strength that you've had. You never let anyone tell you no. Ypu've be a true role model for everyone!

  13. Your makeup look is so pretty, and congrats on walking 3.1 miles!!!! That's not a bad time at all, it's a really great accomplishment ;-)

  14. You are sooo beautiful, wish you all the best, and I am following you now. :)

  15. Dear Sonja, Im a portuguese (european) 38 old woman and found out your blog by accident, looking for nice makeup tuts. My father had the same condition and reading your discriptons of treatmant and center facilities I really believe Im living in dark ages! Deeper than 3rd world. Anyway in my horrible english I just wanna say im a huge fan of your makeup and the way you embrace life. You are a real teacher, thank you very much. Please keep writting nd I wish you all the best. If you decide to come to europe-Portugal-Albufeira my house is open for you and your family.