Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I set up a few blog posts ahead of time that will appear in the next few days even though I won't be online because I know I will be gone for a while so bare with me! I'm having my baby on the 31st of July!!! I cannot explain to you how nervous, anxious, scared, excited, and happy I am!! I've been waiting for this moment for months and it's finally here. I will definitely post pics afterwards. So, this update will probably be posted up the day of-so when you guys see this- send me your blessings and positive vibes!! I seriously love the makeup blogging community. You guys are all so creative, supporting, and amazingly awesome people. Can't wait to share the new love of my life with you guys. =-) Till- very soon!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Hey everyone! As you might have seen- the last blog post was a look I did on my cousin and this is the other eye I did on her. I decided to do something dark and dramatic- something kind of gothy because I haven't done anything like this in such a long time. I used my 120 palette for all the colors except the glitter.
First off, I applied ELF Eyelid Primer over her entire eye and then NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk to get a good base. Then, I mixed two of the purples and applied them over her entire lid. I also mixed two different reds to achieve the color that I used from her crease up. I went in very low into her inner corner with this red mix and blended it out to her outer brow as well. Then with another brush I filled in her crease with a black to add definition and a darker hue to the look.
With LA Splash Proof Sealer on her lid over the purple, I applied Bachelorette Eye Lights from Glamour Doll Eyes all over the lid. It is such a gorgeous glitter!!A super thin liquid liner that was winged and pointy in the inner corner, mascara, and some red and black on the lower lash line. I seriously loved this look! Plus- it's always fun playing makeup with my cousin- she's freakin awesome! Till next time!
Friday, July 27, 2012
My cousin Michelle came over yesterday and we played makeup! I haven't really done my own all week except for today but I've posted nothing but neutral looks so I didn't even bother taking pics lol. I decided to do something colorful on her since it was just for play- and I loved it! I did the eyebrows a bit dramatic- but I kind of was going for drama so it went well in my opinion.
How I achieved this- I used the 120 palette over ELF Eye Primer and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. I then went for a golden white color in her inner tear duct. Used 3 different yellows in her inner eye, used two different light greens in her middle eye, and used a dark matte green in her outer 'v'. Under neath I used a bright blue, a bright purple, and a neonish pink. Black eyeliner and mascara.
The other eye was a different look and therefore I left it for another blog post. It's a very awesome dramatic look. So- watch out for it!! Till next time!! =-)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I did nothing special but love these neutrals so much I thought I should share. I know I haven't done anything bold or bright in a long time- but this pregnancy has really changed my makeup looks somehow. These are a whole bunch of neutrals from different palettes- I just mixed and matched till it was glowy, shiny, but neutral with a kick of pink in my tear duct area.
I used Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Pure White in my water line. Also, I've been trying something a bit different with my eyebrows. Believe it or not- they have been terrible lately. I over plucked and over trimmed =-( It was a total mistake because I was in such a hurry when I did it. I really regret not taking my time.
Regardless, I usually just pencil them in but lately I've been using a matte brown shadow in my arch to darken them up and I am starting to like it. Since I have been letting my hair grow out and just using henna once every few months- my hair is much darker and this look seems to fit better. On my lips- L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Tender Mauve. Review coming soon!! Till next time!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I picked this up recently because I thought it'd be nice to try a lighter, brighter primer and why not if I like the ELF Eyelid Primer already? It's just a different color, right? WRONG!! This primer went on very translucent so I liked it at first. Then I realized it had a lot of sparkles it leaves behind- I guess that's not bad if you are going for a shimmery look, right? My eyeshadow creased on me. This was not a good base that it even stuck to. I didn't know if it was just me, so I tried it again with different shadows, colors, and nothing. I don't mind so much because it was only $1- but it's disappointing since their other primer works just fine. Weird...but either way- thought I'd give my 2-cents on this product. I do not like and do not recommend! Till next time!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I hadn't used the deeper colors on the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Fashionista yet so I wore a look with the darkest colors on the palette. They are still very bright and I only used the last two to the very left of the palette without using the black color. I thought it was dark enough for me just like that.
I used the light pink in my inner corner either way because I adore that color so far. I had NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk in my water line and on my lips I have Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Make Me Pink.I hadn't changed my shirt yet so obviously it doesn't match at all- but I wanted to show the lipstick with the eyecolor. I thought it went perfect. lol- Till next time!
Friday, July 13, 2012
My best bud came over and we made a day out of playing with my new nail art brushes and dotting tools. It was too fun!! We got on youtube and decided to recreate some nail art looks with what we had. The above penguins are the ones I did on my friends nails. They were too cute and she loved them so much! (http://youtu.be/di2XYlRqkow)
To the right (and please excuse the nail edges that were not cleaned up) was a look we saw on youtube where it looked like paint was dripping and it was like a psychedelic type of look and we tried and loved it! On her middle finger we tried doing music notes. (http://youtu.be/Fhg8U1vRQ0A)
These nails to the left are mine. I saw this one tutorial where a girl did watermelon nails so I tried that one two of mine- loved!! (http://youtu.be/XMY8hpcxG6I) And the others ones do not look like the tutorial I saw- it's similar though. I liked my version even though it wasn't half as pretty. (http://youtu.be/MGRjlMjeTdw)
The dotting tools turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought they'd be. You really just need a little bit of inspiration of some awesome youtuber's video to try out. I just went through my youtube history and posted all the links so you guys can check out these awesome vids!! =-) Till next time!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This is using the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Palette in Fashionista. I've already used it before and you will definitely see more looks using it- I'm in love! Sorry about the sunken eyes- I've been feeling very tired, low-energy, terrible actually at times but I guess it's just because I'm further along in my pregnancy. Who knows!
I used the green in the very middle of the palette and the dark purple right next to it. I also used the brightest pinkish-purple on the palette to blend the purple into the highlight. And another of the bright purples under my eye. It was really pretty- but the green looks a bit more on the yellow side which is fine with me. I packed it on over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk btw.
Got some more looks coming up- hopefully I am able to feel a bit better so that my eyes don't look so sad lol. Till next time! =-)
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I was at my local grocery store and decided to pick this up because the colors looked really cute and it was- $1! This is the first time I use E.L.F. eye shadows but I expected them to be good because way too many people say good things about them. I used all four colors on the palette and honestly I liked the look. It's very light- very, very light in the pictures but I promise in person it's not THIS light.
I used them over the E.L.F. Eyelid Primer and that's it. I really had to pack them on though because otherwise I feel like there was no color at all. Believe me- it's seriously packed on in these pics. I found that a bit annoying but I still liked the finished look no matter what. These shadows are super powdery and so I think maybe next time I will use NYX Jumbo Pencil under to give them an extra boost. I think they are very good for what they cost and might even try out some of the other colors available. Till next time!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Yup- here it is!! The little palette I've been so incredibly hooked on and have not shared enough pics of. I have been using this palette all week experimenting with all the colors so I could give an honest review. I seriously like it. The colors are great for everyday wear and you can totally pull off natural looks or smoky looks with it.
I found, however, that I cannot wear this without a primer or some kind of base because the colors are very shimmery and not incredibly pigmented. They are the kind of shadows you have to build up. Now, I do not have a problem with that being that if you want something very light and natural- it gives you the opportunity to achieve it. After all, it's a "Nude" palette and as the name says it, you can achieve that look with it. But they are colors that can be built up.
The box says you can wear them wet to enhance them and it's definitely helped unless I use a good base then I feel like I really don't have too. But when used wet, they glow. It's neat in my opinion. Lasting power- with a good base- hours! But I can't tell you what they would last without it. I actually had my first bad experience in years with a very creamy base I decided to use under them which creased my shadow right before I left the house. I was so upset!! Worse, I didn't have time to go back and do something about it.
But of course, that was the base I used. Big mistake! Because I had a huge strip of shiny shadow in my crease instead of my lid. Lol- oh well. Either way, I like them and I am happy with the fact that the darker colors are the smaller strips too. The darker colors happen to be more pigment and therefore I find I have to use a lot less of them to get the results I want.
It's the lighter colors I like to pack on for the 'glowy' effect I like. The case is super cute and even though I haven't used any of the colors as a liner- I'm sure you could work with them- I just don't use my shadows like that often at all. The swatches are not the best- but I decided to swatch them over my clean arm. If you've seen my previous looks using them- those are over primer and a base. Till next time!!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I used the last three colors on the palette (which are the lightest ones if you are looking at the palette sideways) over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and that was over ELF Eyelid Primer. On my face I've got Maybelline's Super Stay 24 HR Makeup in Nude and for my lips I've got on Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Make Me Pink. I also used a bit of blush (which I almost never do) which was Mark. Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Love Rush.