Friday, April 29, 2011

Giraffe Print Tutorial!

This was such a fun look! My next video will be recorded with an HD camera, not my webcam, so you will be able to hear me better, and see better! Promise.;)

Products used:
lancome eye shadow base aquatique
inglot eye shadow colors used:
54 AMC
376 MATTE (as liner)
jordana cosmetics fabuliner in 02 brown
rimmel london lash accelerator mascara
dinair airbrush foundation
monistat anti-chafing gel (as a primer! ...seriously)
clinique pore minimizer instant perfecter primer (on t-zone)
loreal matte powder
10 colors blush palette bh cosmetics
6 colors contour and blush palette bh cosmetics
revlon brow fantasy in dark blonde
maybelline shinesensational lip gloss 05 peach sorbet


Thanks for watching/reading!<3

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bassu Gold Oil by Surface Hair- Review!

Surface is proud to present its newest styling product--BASSU GOLD.  

-Nature's perfect OIL for medium to coarse hair.  
-Contains Argan & Babassu Oil which helps penetrate, restore, and intensify natural shine while providing Hydration & Protection.
-Helps to shine, soften and smooth hair.
-Free of Artificial Color.
^ Description of product:)
I had the opportunity to try out this product, and oh my goodness, am I EXCITED about it! So, let's be honest, when I read "OIL" I was very worried. My hair gets greasy super easily and typically I run away from those products because for me, any product that is oil-based makes my hair look like I took a swim in an oil refinery- even if I use the tiniest drop. However, I thought I would give it a shot! This product is AMAZING. I swear, I have the weirdest hair type ever. My hair looks extremely thin, dull, and frizzy. When you feel my hair, it feels so thick. It holds on to water like you wouldn't believe, and takes about 45 minutes to blow dry. No matter what I do, it stays frizzy. I hardly spend any money on hair products because they never ever work. The first thing I noticed was the packaging, the product doesn't come out too fast at all.  I love the cap, I'm not sure what it's called, but it just twists slightly to allow the product to open and then you just turn it slightly back to lock it. I thought the product would be really thick and sticky, but it's not at all. You don't have to scrub your hands to get the traces of oil away, it just seemed to melt into my hair completely. Something I found interesting was when it comes out, it looks just like egg yolk! Which may seem gross, but it doesn't smell or anything and it feels nice. You only need a tiny drop. After I blow dried my hair, I realized my hair was SO shiny and felt so amazing! AND NO FRIZZ! The only thing I disliked, is that it doesn't feel moisturizing when you put it in wet hair. I like my hair to feel silky immediately. But it was just fine, I just sprayed some of my leave-in conditioner.:)
I give this product FIVE STARS!!!!:)
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the company to review. All of the opinions expressed in this article was my true opinion, I was not told what to say.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eye Makeup Look Inspired By Katy Perry's New Music Video!

I'm going to start posting YouTube tutorials soon. But until then...

Apply an eye shadow base.
Using a white eyeliner pencil, fill in your entire lid. Make it as smooth and even as possible.
Using a stiff shadow brush, pack a white eyeshadow all over your lid.
Use a brush with a nice point to apply a dark blue eyeshadow and create that outer point.
Then using a crease brush, put the dark blue into the crease. I applied might damp, it makes a huge difference in how dark and vivid the color is.
Using a light skin tone color and a stiff brush, highlight your brow bone and soften up that blue on the top so it looks gradient and not so harsh.
Taking a black gel eye liner, line your upper lash line and wing it out.
Line your inner corner of your eye and underneath your lower lashline with a white eye liner pencil, wing it out below the black liner, leaving a little triangle space in between.
Go over the white liner with a white eyeshadow.
Line your eyes below the white eyeliner with a wet dark blue eyeshadow or a blue eye liner, meet it up with the winged out white liner.
Apply hot pink eyeshadow below the blue eyeliner and in the space between the black and the white eye liner.
Apply false black lashes.
Use Lash Accents or cut full size lashes (hot pink colored ones) and apply those on the outer lash line.

Eyeshadow used in this tutorial was used by Sugarpill Cosmetics!<3


Monday, April 11, 2011

Airbrush Makeup, foundation of choice.

So many years, time, and money have been wasted on stupid foundation that didn't work for my skin. It either didn't cover enough, or slid off my oily face in this Florida humidity the second I stepped out onto my front porch. I couldn't touch my face at all, or my makeup would be completely off. It was stupid. Not to mention my dirty foundation brushes! Yikes. Come one, I'm at 18 year old girl. I hate cleaning my room and my car, why would I want to spend a half hour cleaning my foundation brushes (which I swear hold an entire bottle of my foundation, at least it seems like it with how long they take to clean!). I'll admit- I was way too lazy to keep up with that. So that would lead to nasty bacteria-carrying brushes, and rub (irritate) the brush onto my blemishes, attempting desired coverage, which would be hopeless for me anyways.

Then, I got my Dinair Airbrush system. Life. Changing.

I have the cute hot pink one, I mix half Vanilla and half Olive Beige. Dinair foundation sets almost instantly, and even in this life-sucking Florida humidity, I don't even need powder to set it. The only time I ever set it with powder is if I have a long work day or if I know I'll be running around. I sit there and watch as my blemishes literally disappear from site.  My face has cleared up so much since getting my machine in December. It looks so natural. The makeup covers my dark circles. The application is so quick and easy. There's no harsh or gross scent. I don't have a complaint. I love it so much, it's my favorite of all of my cosmetics. I love watching my clients' faces when they see how flawless their face looks after I use it on them. It's just amazing in every single way.

Here's the (scary) before picture:

Here's the happy after picture: (excuse the window light hitting my forehead!)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Victoria's Secret Liquid Glitter Liner Review and Swatches!

There are so many glitter liners out there that when applied, do not look glittery at all, but in fact flat and goopy and disappointing. Victoria's Secret Liquid Glitter Liner is NOT going to be one of those cosmetic items that you hate and then toss to the bottom of the makeup bag. This liner will become your new, go-to liner for any and every occasion. It applies smooth and every little bit is glittery and sparkley. The result is so beautiful. The applicator is fantastic, you can apply the thinnest line for subtle shimmer during the work/school day, or a thick bold line for a fun night out! It stays on strong! What's even cooler? You can apply one color on top of the other and it will look like your own custom made color, perfect for matching every color in your outfit that day! Versatile cosmetics are the best.:) You'll definitely be going back for every color once you try your first one. I bought two the first time, pictures of those swatches are below.:) I will definitely be going back for more!