Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dreams of copper

     Hello everyone! I am so sorry I've been MIA again. With Christmas and family, I had to take a little break. But I'm back and open for business! On Christmas, I got so much makeup from my parents (they're too nice to me!) so I've been messing around and making new looks every day. I was going to make a face of the day, but the rest of my face is not that good looking, with just some loose powder and a lip balm. But, I really liked my eyes!:) So, here it is! I'll list all of the products I used, putting a "***" next to the couple products that I got for Christmas.<3






Makeup Used:
-Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
-Mac's Satin Taupe ***
-Mac's Mythology ***
-Urban Decay's Naked
-Urban Decay's Virgin
-NYX Super Skinney Eye Marker
-Maybelline's One by One mascara


Brushes:
-The anti-bacterial Sephora Travel Brush Set ***


     First, I primed my eyes. Then I took Mac's eyeshadow in Mythology (An orangy-copper color) and washed it all over my lid. Then I took Mac's Satin Taupe (A taupe color) and very lightly swirled it in the outer corners, fanning it into my crease. With Naked (A skin-toned color) I blended over my crease, making a clean transition for my highlight color. I then took Virgin (A frosty white color) and highlighted my browbone with it. 
     I lined my upper lash line with my black liquid liner, then curled my lashes and applied mascara.
                                                      
     And that's all I did! I've been doing this the past couple days and I really like it. I keep it like this for day, then swirl more satin taupe  in the outer corners until it gets really dark for night. I hope you like it!


xoxo,
Kelly










Monday, December 19, 2011

FOTD- Warm and Natural

   




      Hi everyone! So I've seen so many Bloggers and Youtubers do face of the days, and I thought that would be something really fun to do every once in a while. So, I'm doing one today!:) I'm  just wearing a sweater with my hair up in a bun, and I wanted my makeup to kind of match my boho-casual outfit. So, my eyes are very neutral with some browns and champagnes.




     I just sweeped a champagne color over my entire lids, then took a brown eyeliner and smudged it into my lower lashline. I also took a liquid eyeliner and lined my upper lashline. Then i took a black mascara and put 3 coats- yes, 3 coats- on my lashes. As for lips, i just used my babylips. And as for face, all I used was my powder foundation. I didn't feel like going too full-coverage. :)


Face:
-Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup


Eyes:
-Urban Decay's Primer Potion
-Almay Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes
-NYX super skinny eyemarker
-Maybelline Define-A-Line eyeliner in brownish-black
-Maybelline One by One mascara


Lips:
-Maybelline Babylips in Peppermint


That's all! Bye!:)


Kelly



Sunday, December 18, 2011

Best Products of 2011!

     Hi everyone! It's getting close to the end of the year, so today I'm going to do a post on, in my opinion, the best beauty products of 2011!!! Now, I know I just did a post on my holy grail products, but I had found a lot of those in 2010. This is strictly full of products that I've found and loved in 2011. I hope you guys enjoy this:)


Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation- I have talked about this product way too much. But I can't help it! It's too great! I found this back in August, and I have been completely in love with it ever since. It has sheer to medium coverage, which is great all year around, especially in the spring and summer months. I'm still looking for a more full coverage foundation for winter, but this is still really amazing. If you want to see my review/rave on this product, click here! 


NYX Cream Blush in Glow- I bought this product for the first time very recently, in the beginning of this month, but I had to include it! It is defiantly in my top 10 for best products of the year. I'd never used a cream blush before, and I wanted to try one. The mac ones seemed nice, but I wanted to try a NYX one first because I heard it was a great dupe. Now that i have it, I never want to buy a mac creme blush. I'll just buy more of these! The consistency of this blush is amazing, and it looks really natural. This shade- glow- is a pnky, glowly color with a touch of coral. Super nice, and defiantly worth the money!


Urban Decay NAKED Palette- I love this palette, and so does pretty much everyone else that owns it! It has 12 colors, 4 of which are exclusive to this palette. They are full of neutral gold to cocoa colors, which are prefect for everyday. I got this as a gift, and I am so appreciative for it. I use it about 3 to 4 days a week, which is actually quite a lot. I can create so many looks with this- the possibilities are endless! And the new NAKED Palette 2 came out as well! I don't think I'm going to get it, but just so you guys know.:)

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray- Got this only about a week ago, but I already like this better than my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I just did a review on it, so I don't feel like going too much in depth. But if you want to know, click here! 

Almay's Eyeshadow Tri for Hazel Eyes- LOVE this. So much. I use this trio just as much if not more than my Urban Decay NAKED palette. I got this back in October for the light pink color to use for my Halloween costume, but now I use it all the time for it's brown and champagne colors. I usually use the champagne color all over my lid, and use the brown in my crease. It's great for everyday use, and I always put it in my makeup bag when I travel since it's so small and easy to carry around.

L'oreal Paris HIP Cream Eyeliner in 905 Black- Before I started wearing liquid eyeliner, I always used gel. Gel eyeliner is pretty much fool-proof, since it doesn't dry right away. I had tried one or two other kinds before this, but they all smudged like crazy. Even if I set them with a black eyeshadow. This, on the other hand, stays on all day, with minimal smudging after it dries. It comes with a really tiny brush (which actually works really well. I keep telling myself I should get a better one, but why do that when you have a free one that does the job?) So I really like this one. Everyone seems to like the Maybelline one, which i haven't tried. I might like that one better, but i doubt it, since this one is so nice!

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker- Now that I do use liquid eyeliner, i use my skinny eyemarker. This is actually the eyeliner that got me to like liquid eyeliner.. And it's the only one I use. Hahaha:) It's just soooo easy to use!It makes really precise lines, with great color payoff. I've been wearing this a lot lately. Absolutely love it!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes- This mascara came out pretty recently, and it's amazing! It has a really tiny brush, which is great for getting bottom lashes and lashes on the inner corners. Plus, it's very lengthening. I never really liked the original great lash, but I LOVE this one. It might even be the same formula, but the tiny brush makes a huge difference. I really reccommend checking this out, because it makes your lashes look really amazing, but natural. I'm really for natural and long lashes instead of thick and clumpy ones. That might just be me, though. :)

So that's all of my favorite products of 2011!! So like I said, I have a lot of other favorite products that I use on a daily basis, but these are the products I found and have loved in 2011 and will probably be repurchasing for a very long time. :)

Thanks for reading!

Kelly



Snow Angel- A Holiday Tutorial!

     Time for another Holiday Tutorial! These are just so fun to make, so I might have 10 before the Holidays actually start coming around. Hope you don't mind;) I got inspired to make this look after listening to a whole bunch of Christmas Carols like Winter Wonderland. It doesn't snow where I live, but I wish it does. At least I can pretend with some frosty makeup!





     Eyes:
-Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
-Urban Decay's Virgin
-Icing Eyeshadow in Spotlight
-Fairydrops Mascara
     Lips:
-Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Candy Pink
-Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Paiette
     First, prime your lids with any eye primer of your choice. Then, take any frosty white color, and mix it with a light, frosty silver color. Apply this color all over the lids. Then, take the frosty white color (without mixing it with the silver) and take it from the crease to the brow bone. Don't forget your inner corners! Curl your lashes and apply a lengthening mascara.
     Then, take a very light pink lipstick and apply it. Then take a frosty pink lipgloss and layer it over your lipcolor.
     
     Then your done! I really like this makeup look! It's festive, but subtle. If you try it out, post a picture!:)

xoxo
Kelly


     

Classicly Bold- A Holiday Tutorial!

     Hello all! It's a week until Christmas and I think two days until Hanukkah! So I'm just going to put up a few Holiday makeup tutorials! Some just focus on eyes, some on the lips,and some the whole face. Today's is just going to be about the classic red lip, and how to get it to last all day, even through a big Christmas or Hanukkah feast!


Makeup Used:
-Sephora Collection Creme Lip Stain in 01 Always Red
-Liplicious Lipgloss in Fruit Punch


     I've always been one for red lipstains. I have three of them, but no red lip liners or red lipsticks. I just feel lip stains last a lot longer. So, when I was at Sephora, I was looking out for a good red lip stain. I totally found it! It's from the Sephora Collection. If you want to see what it looks like, click here! I've never had a NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme, but from what I can tell from all the reviews I've read, the Sephora one is very close to it. The packaging makes it look like a lip gloss, but it feels very creamy. The color is a VERY true, fire engine red, and a little goes a very long way. I scrape off ALL the excess, but it still has enough to cover my whole lip... And then some.
     So Basically, I just apply a very light layer of the lip stain all over my lips, and wait for it to dry, which takes about a minute. Then, I take my lipgloss (which is a nice red-ish color) and apply it just to the center of my lips. The lip stain is very matte, which I kind of like. But, on the other side, I want to look youthful. So a dab in the middle gives me the best of both worlds!:)






     I just then curled my lashes and applied mascara. It's better to keep everything else very light. :) 


Thanks for reading




Kelly



Friday, December 16, 2011

The Best Eyeshadow Primer Ever!:)

     So, I have always used the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Everyone talked about it all the time (same with shadow insurance, but the urban decay one looked cooler) so that's what i bought. But, on a whim, I found the BEST eyeshadow primer ever. In my opinion at least. I've never even heard of this primer, which makes me sad. People need to talk about it more! So are you ready for the unveiling? It's the


Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Concealer and Eyeshadow Primer


    Before we get into it, here's a quick little blurb about how I found it. I was going to buy Benefit's POREfessional's face primer. I was standing in line, and in one of the little boxes, I saw the Benefit Priming Kit.  sample of the porefessionals, That Gal primer, and Stay Don't Stay. For only $10! SO i got really excited and bought that instead of the full size primer.


     I started off using it as a concealer primer. I was actually really disappointed. It was sooo bad. It lasted maybe like 2 hours? Which is how long my concealer would've stayed on alone. I was thinking I could either give it to a friend, or try it as an eyeshadow primer. I decided to test it out. I highly doubted it would be good, but why not? 


     It's very water, which i didn't think i would like (because the UD mousse primer was so nice) but I love it so much more! I actually get excited to put it on because it feels so nice. After a day of school, I come home about 8 or 9 hours after applying my eyeshadows, and the result was amazing. And I mean A-MAZ-ING. I thought the Urban Decay Primer Potion was great, but compared to this, it looks horrible. It looked exactly like it did when I put it on in the morning. Usually with the Primer Potion, it doesn't crease at all, but the color kind of fades a little. This did not at all! I just love it soooo much!


    So I really recommend you guys try this out. You could even do what I did and buy the little $10 sample pack. When I run out, I am defiantly going to re-purchase this. I love it so much!!










Thanks for reading!:)


Kelly

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Holy Grail Makeup Products!

     Hello everybody! I'm so sorry I haven't done a post in a while! But, I'm back home and I'll be posting regularly now:) So, today I'm just going to tell you about my favorite makeup products:) In order from face to eyes to lips. I hope it's interesting enough!:D




     So, I have talked about all of these products before. they're basically in every one of my tutorials. Which shows you how much I love them! Let's break it down.


Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation- I only wear foundation about three or four times a week, but when I do, my skin looks so much better!! This is a light to medium coverage foundation, but it's very buildable. If you put on an extra layer or two, it can easily reach full coverage-with no cakeyness. That's the main reason I love this product. It looks so natural! It just morphs in with your skin and makes you look amazing. When i wear this I just put on a light layer, just to cover up some of my redness because I get really red skin. But, if I have bad skin one day, I'll put on an extra layer, and most of my acne seems to disapear. And you can't even feel it. That's the point of the natureluxe line, though. They say its lighter than air. And it really is!


Covergirl Loose Powder- I love this. So much. I've had it for a year now and half of it is still left! This is my everyday go-to powder to set my foundation and control oil. It looks really boring, just some powder in a brown container. It makes you unexcited to buy it. But you'll be so happy if you do!! It looks so natural, it controls oil AMAZINGLY, and it lasts all day. I mean really, all day. You'll need to reapply after you work out, but if you don't, you're good. That's what I love about it! Put it on and forget about it!


Neautrogena Brightening Eye Perfector Under Eye Concealer- This is either my third or fourth tube of this product. That's saying a lot because I usually don't repurchase things that much! This eye concealer is so uncakey, and it covers EVERYTHING up. Love it!


     Now for my favorite part- the eyes! I use all of these products all of the time, and they HAD to be mentioned. I would have put a favorite eyeliner or mascara, but I don't really have any. Well, I do. (The ones I've been into lately) But when they run out, I'd probably graduate to others. So they're favorites, but not holy grail products!

Urban Decay Primer Potion- Love this to death! Because of this, my eyeshadows always stay put.


Urban Decay NAKED Palette- Yeah... I like Urban Decay. I always use this palette in my tutuorials. It just has great, neutral colors (neutral is basically all i use) that are crazy pigmented. Definatly worth the $50! (Well, I got it as a gift.. But I would but it(; )


Almay Eyeshadow Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes- Yes, I know, I have blue eyes. But that doesn't mean I can't use this! I originally got it for the pink color, because of my Barbie Halloween costume, but i have used it so much since! Not really the pink color, but the champagne and brown color get used way too much! Almost every single day I'll put the champagne color from my lid all the way to the brownbone, and use the brown to add dimension to my crease. Very natural looking, but absolutely stunning:)


     So this is kind of a holy grail product. I only got this a week or two ago, but I know for a fact I'm going to buy these forever!


Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Moisturizer in Peppermint- I'm sure you guys have heard of the babylips before. It's just a lip balm, but it's supposed to be clinically tested and it will make your lips less dry in four weeks I think it is? I've been using it since the day I got it, and I've seen a complete difference in my lips! I got it in a clear color, but I want to get it in a whole bunch of colors! I love this to death, and I recommend you guys look into it.


     So that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I am in love with all of these products, and I would buy all of them again and again. Tell me if you've tried any of these, and what your holy grail products are! Byebye;)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hello Loves!

Hello everyone! I am sooo sorry I haven't posted in a while! I've been traveling! But I have 2 posts I'm still working on!! Please stay with me, they'll be up this weekend!:) love you all!;)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to Look Great Without Makeup

     I'm a huge fan of makeup. And if you're reading this blog, you obviously must be, too. But sometimes, we need a break. Either we're waiting for our skin to repair itself, or we just don't want to wear it. Plus, it feels amazing knowing that no matter what, you're face looks great.
     So I decided to do a post covering the very basics of making your skin look great. I'll try not to state the overly obvious, although some of it you guuys might already know. Either way, let's learn together!
    
Mattifying An Oily Face:
1-Try my favorite mattifying DIY face mask! I seriously use this twice a week and it really helps me with my oily skin. You just need an egg and some lemon juice! Take the egg whites from the egg and beat them until frothy. Then, squirt in as much lemon juice as you would like. This mask sucks up all the oil from the skin while also tightening your pores. I swear, one use of this makes you less oily for days. At least, it does for me.


2- Try a toner! A lot of people think they are pointless, and sometimes they can be, but in this case they are your friend. Get any alchohol-free toner (it doesn't have to be high end! I use my Neutrogena one and it works great) and apply it with a cotton pad in upward motions after you've washed your face. It really helps control oil.


3-Invest in blotting papers! These are a lifesaver throughout the day. Many people go to Sephora or MAC to purchase there, but I by far like the Clean & Clear ones much better. Not because it's cheaper, but because I feel they soak up more oil. Just throw these in your purse, and blot off extra oil when you feel you need to. It doesn't even remove your makeup.


Moisturizing Dry Skin:
1- Try an Avacado face mask! I've found that avocados are very hydrating to the skin. Mix half of any avacado with a little honey, put it on your face- away from the eye area- for about 10 minutes. After rinsing, you're skin should feel smooth and flake free.


2-When washing your face, keep the water lukewarm! As much as I love the feeling of hot water on my face, it is really drying. So just remember to turn down water heat.


3-Vitamin E is a lifesaver! I have combination to oily skin, but during the winter time (mostly late January through February) my skin gets pretty dry. When this happens, I poke open a Vitamin E pill, squeeze it out, and mix it with my daily face wash. It's a sneaky way to keep your skin mega-hydrated without causing it to get oily.


Acne:
1-OATMEAL AND HONEY. I just can't say this enough. This is my favorite home remedy for acne. You can either make a mixture of the both and wash your face with it, or concentrate it with more honey and use it as a spot treatment. It always works for me! A huge zit will go away in about 3 to 5 days with daily use, and a small one will probably go away over night if you let the spot treatment set. I love this!


2-Don't be lazy about washing your hands. I know this is obvious- but you should really wash your hands more than you need to. Especially before and while washing your face. I always wash my hands, then wash my face. Then wash my hands, then apply any acne medications. Then wash my hands, then apply moisturizer. So please, wash your hands.


3-Remember- adult acne can be treated the same as teen acne. No need to buy super fancy adult-acne treatments. Buying medications and washes at your drugstore that your teenage daughter might use will help you. Don't knock it 'till you try it!


Other Tips!!
-Need serious under eye circle help? Chill 2 spoons in ice cold water for 5-10 minutes, then apply over your eyes. This really helps!

-Chapped lips? Make a mixture of olive oil, honey, and sugar. Scrub your lips with this for a minute, then let it set for 5 minutes before washing off. Apply some lip balm, and you're ready to go.

-Mix 1 part lemon juice, 1 part apple cider vinegar, and 2 parts green tea. Mix this up and apply it to your skin like a toner. This will lighten your acne scaring or age spots in about 2 weeks.

-Don't use an eye cream? You should! Not only to prevent future wrinkles, puffy eyes, and dark circles, but it will moisturize your lids-- making them less oily. Which means your eyeshadows won't crease as much! That plus an eye primer? Everlasting eyeshadows.


     Well, I hope this helped some of you! It's very basic-- I'll probably do some more in-depth posts about these skin issues and more later. But yeah. Thanks for reading!:)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Just a Fall Friday Night

     I went out with friends earlier this evening, and I really liked the look I put together. I've been using it for the past week every time I go out. It's just a slightly smokey eye with a dark berry lip. (And I curled my hair which I thought was really fun!) Great for any chilly Fall night, or afternoon!


     


















Face:
-"That Gal" Brightening Face Primer
-Neutrogena Brightening Under Eye Perfector
-Covergirl Natureluxe foundation
-Covergirl Loose Powder


Eyes:
-e.l.f. Beauty Clutch- the light brown brow powder
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Almay Eyeshadow Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes
-NYX Pencil Liner in Black
-Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara


Lips:
-MAC's Up The Amp Lipstick
-e.l.f. Beauty Clutch- the purple lip gloss


     So after you've primed, applied foundation, powder, and done your eyebrows, apply primer potion all over your lids.
     Take a champagne color and apply it all over your lids, along the inner corners, and under your brow bone. 
     Take a shimmery brown color and pack it onto your outer V, and work it into your crease to give your eyes some dimension. 
     Take a black pencil liner and line your water line. Then curl your lashes and apply mascara.
     Put on any dark rep, berry, or purple lipstick. Then, take any gloss that matches your lip color and apply it to the center of your lips.


     There you go! Hope you liked this quick and easy look:)





Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beautiful Thanksgiving Makeup Look!

     Hello beauties! So tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and since I always get together with a lot of friends and family and take tons of pictures, I want to look good! Plus, makeup is just so fun to play with:) So this is the look I've put together. It's very Fall like, with a variety of browns and golds. So yeah! I hope you all like it!



Makeup Used:
-Gold Sephora Cream Eyeshadow
-UD NAKED Palette: Half Baked, Naked, and Smog
-Almay Palette in 003 for Hazel Eyes- the champagne color
-Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara

     First, take your golden cream shadow/shadow base, and apply it all over your lid. Take any champagne color, and apply it to the inner corners and fan it into the inner third of your eye. 
     Taking a pure gold color, sweep it all over the rest of your lid. This is the main focus of your eye makeup, so make it pop!
     Taking a shimmery brown color, put this on the outer corner of your lid. Then, taking a fluffy brush, sweep it a little bit into your crease. 
     Wipe off the excess shadow on your fluffy brush, dip it into a skin-colored shadow, and clean up the edges.
     Take your champagne color again,and highlight under your brow.
     Taking the shimmery brown color again, sweep it onto your outer lower lash line. Then, curl your lashes and apply mascara.


     There you go! A beautiful Fall look, great for Thanksgiving or any other day! This look would look great with a pale pink lip and some bold brows. (I would have done my brows to make them more dramatic, but I didn't have my brow powder with me)
     Hope you liked it! Until next time...


xoxo,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Have Any Post Requests?

     Hi beauties!:) So, honestly, I have a whole bunch of posts that I'm still putting together and editing (well, not a whole bunch.. 5.. but that's still relatively a lot!) but I was wondering what you guys wanted to read about! Any reviews you want (of stuff I already have or items I could go out and buy), specific makeup looks (maybe for the holidays?) tips and tricks, question and answers? Whatever you guys want!
     I feel you guys need to be a part of this, too. After all, I write for you!<3 So if you have any ideas, please tell me!:) 
     So that's all:) There will be many more posts to come. (This upcoming one I'm sure you'll like!!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

e.l.f. Eyeshadows- Review and Swatches

It's time to review the e.l.f. eyeshadows!! This is my Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette, for approximatley $15. It comes with 144 eyeshadows. I've swatched four of the colors, just giving you an over-all view of what the pigmentation looks like. Let's get started, and I'll tell you how I feel about it along the way!

So here I've swatched four colors. A matte dark brown, a pure white, an aqua blue, and a shimmery black.

As you can see here, the swatch on my finger is a lot less pigmented than it appears to be in the pan. In the pan, it's a dark, cocoa brown. On my finger, it's a light honeypot color. I actually like the color on my ginger better but it's still not what I asked for.








This is the pure white color. With only one swipe, it's just as beautiful on my finger as in the pan. Fantastic pigmentation!









I was really disappointed with this swatch. In the pan, the color is a beautiful aqua blue. Very bright and pretty. I was really excited to swatch this! But the color payoff was horrible. On my finger, you can barley see it! (And to be honest, I used two swipes on that finger.) So this one was a no go.







This was my favorite of the swatches! I barley touched it, and it came out jet black. Absolutely love!!









So that's basically it! I swatched a crease color, a highlight, a fun color, and a smokey color. I thought that kind of summed up everything. for you guys:) So, my over all view on this palette?

Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 4 out of 5
Price: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
Would I buy again: Definitely!! Most colors are very pigmented!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

What I Got for My Birthday: Beauty!!:)


     Hello everyone!:) So this past Friday was my birthday!:) And when all of my wonderful family and friends asked me what I wanted, I obviously asked for makeup! And that's definitely what I got!:) They were all so sweet and I'm so thankful for getting to have all of these wonderful people in my life. I in no way mean to brag. I understand this really is a lot, but keep in mind it is from a lot of people. I got all of these gifts, plus 3 sephora gift cards, and some clothing (just if you were wondering!:P) But I just decided to share because this is a beauty blog! And if you want to see the other things I got, please leave a comment down below and I'd love to share what else I got!! And if you want any reviews, I'd be happy to do as many as you request!!:D Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you enjoy!


Everything I got:)


                                                  
So I got these two lotions! They smell really good, but I haven't tried them yet so I'm not sure if I'll like them or not. But I got Secret Charm by Victorias Secret and Sweet Pea by Bath and Body Works. Can't wait to use them!!


Nail polish time! And I got A LOT. SO I have 5 mini nail polishes from LA colors, 1 mini nail polish from Sephora by OPI, 1 NYC glitter nail polish, a Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat, and a Nabi CRACK Nail Polish. (PS right now I'm wearing the purple Nabi crackle over my gray OPI polish I've already owned!) So I swatched all of these on my nails, and absolutely all of the colors are BEAUTIFUL! Around Christmas time I think I'm going to use the LA Colors green color and use the red crackle coat over that. So yeah! If you want more of a specific post on any of these, don't be shy!

Now these two are Sephora brand creme eyeshadows in a brown and a gold. I love these!! They don't crease at all! I've been using these as eyeshadow bases and they're great!:)

Perfume time!!:) I got the PINK fresh and clean body mist, and a Daisy by Marc Jacobs rollerball. I'm in love!! I was never into perfumes. I always tried to be, but I never remembered to put any on in the morning. But all weekend I've been using the rollerball on my wrists. It smells soooo good!! I had heard it was amazing, but I had never smelled it. Omigosh, it's great. So is the PINK!



Now this is one of my favorite products!! It's the Sephora LASHDASH! I'm not going to talk about it because I'm probably going to do a review on it:)

This is the Sephora Advanced Lash Booster Mascara! I didn't think I would like this at all because I hated the wand, but it's actually REALLY good. I love layering this over my One by One Mascara:)

My friend got me two lipglosses- the Beauty Rush lipgloss in Candy Baby (which I already had but I was running out of!) and the Bath and Body Works lipgloss in Fruit Punch. I love the Fruit Punch one! It smells AMAZING!!! And the color payoff rocks.


Now these are some of the eyeshadows that I got! The palette has a bunch of fun colors, but it doesn't have a label so i don't know the brand:( But it doesn't matter anyway. It's pigmentation isn't all that good. STill, it's a great thing to throw in a purse! And the Bare Minerals eyeshadow is in GLEE, which is a brown-ish red color. Really pretty for Fall!!



These two are from the Benefit Finding Mr. Bright Kit. My friend got it for mee, saying she didn't need these two. And I love them! I already have high beam (but hey, more the merrier!) but I needed a face primer. This is so good! It brightens my face, and my makeup stayed on SOOOO WELL. I can't wait to get the full size!

AHHH I am SO excited for this product!:) Technically I got this by myself, but I got it with the money my parents gave me. This is MAC's Up The Amp lipstick. It appears pink-y here, but it's actually a really, really purple berry color. Yet, it's very wearable! I got this because it's great for Fall and Winter. I'm going to do a huge review on this later! Swatches and everything!


My friend got me all of these e.l.f. palettes- and I thank her so much for it!! There's waaay too much to say about these, but I'm going to make it short today:) The pigmentation on the eyeshadows are AMAZING. That huge colorful palette was like $15, and the pigmentation is GREAT for that price. i love it! The palette on the upper right has some blushes and a bronzer. They have great pigmentation, but the colors  aren't very good. Although, it has a brow powder that I've been using!! So yeah. REALLY good products. Tell me if you want in depth reviews and swatches!

Well that's all!! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the pretty things I got:) Please tell me if you want any reviews! I would review all of them, but I wouldn't want to waste anytime if you guys don't want to see them. So yeah. Thanks! Love you all!!











Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Smokey Diaries- Barley There

     Hello beauties! I hope you had fun reading my last smokey eye post! Even if you didn't, I'm sure you guys will love this one. I know I do! It's really easy to do, and a great everyday look! Let's get started!


Makeup:
-Urban Decay's Primer Potion
-Almay's Eye Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes
-Great Lash Clear Mascara


     Before you start your look, use an eye primer. Then, go in with a light pink color, and lightly apply to your lids. This pink is super unnoticeable, so you won't look crazily pink.
     Taking a fluffy brush, take a shimmery brown color- I chose a little lighter shade of brown- and go in small circular motions on your outer corners, then drive it a little bit into the crease. This adds the smokey factor, but still keeps the look very light and wearable.
     Highlight under your browbone and your inner tear ducts with a shimmery champagne color.
     Use either a brown or clear mascara- I used clear because I didn't have a brown- and apply as many coats as you want.


    And there you go!! It's a super light and girly look that's prefect for everyday:) Hope you like it!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pretty in Pink

     Hello beauties! Today I was feeling very girly:) So, I decided to do a pink makeup look! It has a bunch of subtle pink pops. It's cute, but very wearble! Don't worry, it doesn't look crazy! Let's just get started:)


Eyes:
-Urban Decay's Primer Potion
-Almay's Eye Shadow Palette in 003 for Hazel Eyes
-Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara


Lips:
-Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick in Candy Pink
-Victoria's Secret Lipgloss in Candy Baby


Cheeks:
-Benefit's Posie Tint Lip and Cheek Stain
-Benefit's High Beam Liquid Highlighter


     After you've applyed your primer, take a very subtle light pink shimmery color all over your lid. Then, take a brown matte shadow and sweep it along your crease, to give your look some dimention (obviously). Lastly, take a shimmery champagne color and use that as your highlight. (I've really been in love with shimmery highlights lately, because they hide my stray brows!(: )
     Then, curl your lashes and apply a lengthening mascara.
     Then, take any pink lipstick you have, and apply it. I'm in LOVE with this color- it was in my October favorites- and I wear it almost everyday. Then, apply a pink lipgloss!
     Cheek time! Take any pink blush -I used my bright pink liquid cheek stain- and swirl it on the apples of you cheeks and blend it up. Then, taking any powder or liquid highlighter, highlight your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose!


     And there you go! A very pink look that makes your face glow. Hope you guys have as much fun with this look as I did!




I look so young here!