Thursday, January 28, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites

I finally did it... I filmed a 2015 favorites video!

Watch my video below for my personal favorites of last year. I discovered some product hits whether old or new to the market.



Let me know what some of your favorites were.

Xo

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Get Ready With Me! Purple Sunset Eye & Glowy Skin

Hi ya'll!

Today I have another video for you where you just watch as I get ready for a night out. I don't talk through it and tell you what to do but I do show most of the products I use and list all of the products down below the video on YouTube.


Let me know if you enjoy this look and what you'd want to see next!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Carrie Underwood NYE 2015 Makeup Tutorial

Carrie Underwood looked STUNNING during her ABC's New Years Rockin' Eve 2015 performance. So Stunning that I in fact re-created her look. Check it out below.



All details are below the video. Push 'show more' for details.

xo

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Laneige Skin Care Review

Laneige is a brand I have been loving more and more recently. I originally tried their BB cushion months ago and had done a video on my first impression.

Since then I've tried a couple more products that I feature below after using them for a couple of months. I wanted to get some use out of them before actually reviewing them for you.


Verdict: I love them all!

As I mention in the video, I've also suggested these to a friend who I checked up on and she said they were just as amazing. 

Let me know if you try them for yourself and what you think!

Friday, January 8, 2016

ColourPop Haul!

I went a little crazy on the ColourPop website a few weeks back. How could i not? Everything is so CHEAP! And cheap in a good way. A really good way.

I went on the website for one supershock shadow and ended up getting 5. I also got a blush, 2 liquid lipsticks and 3 eyeliners. I've been wanting to get into more colorful waterlines.

It doesn't help me that all of the reviews on the products are stellar and almost every product has at least one reviewer that says THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE! Okay then, I must have it. Duh.

colourpop haul
To the left is a picture of the the shadows, liners and blush opened with their names.








These eye shadows are amazing because they give a glitter aspect that I haven't found in any other eye shadow without fall out. No fall out is huge for me. Probably my biggest pet peeve in makeup.

They're basically formulated as a shimmer or matte with sparkles infused in such a way that they stay where you put them with no extra help from another product or even a brush. Pretty much in love with the formula and the only ones out there like this.

Also, these shadows are $5. A whole tub of amazing glitterness for $5. Find these shadows and others from ColourPop here: ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

The blush Cheerio also looks awesome as a deep, dark fuchsia which I've been into lately. Always great for winter with a light application or even good with a tan. For my skin tone it seems to be the perfect "rosy" color. You can find their blushes here: ColourPop Blushes They currently run for $8.

colourpop liners
To the left I've also swatched the eye liners I received. From left to right: Overboard, Stomper & Cry Baby.

I cannot wait to try Cry Baby in my waterline for a unique brightening effect.

I really love how pigmented these are and how they glide on. You can buy the liners here for $5: ColourPop Creme Gel Liners

Last but not least I also bought some liquid lipsticks called Ultra Matte Lip. I've heard mixed reviews on these and after wearing Bedazzled on New Years day, I have to say I have mixed feelings. I particularly did not like how it faded which is a normal concern I have with liquid lipsticks. It almost crumbled as I reapplied. No bueno. Looked beautiful for the first few hours.

I also bought Chilly Chili and swatched both here to the right.

When I opened the package and swatched everything, the first thing I did was swatch Chilly Chili. Unfortunately there is no guard on the top of the container and it just dripped out of the packaging onto my rug! Complete disaster. I obviously have a problem with that and how easily it drips out. That's not normal. These lipsticks are $6 (which is the cheapest liquid lipstick I've ever seen) and you can find them here: Ultra Matte Lip

So that's it! That was my entire haul with swatches. I have a couple final points I'll note below:

  • One thing I don't like about the shadows and blushes are that you can't just order individual pans. I have a lot of makeup and look for ways to condense my collection, like by using z palettes. 
  • I also don't exactly love the way you have to apply the shadows. You have to use your fingers to apply them so they show up as pigmented as they're supposed to. I have never had luck using brushes with these. This gets tricky with precise application and using them on clients.
colourpop

If you liked any and all of these products or want to get something from ColourPop for yourself, head on over to their website: ColourPop Cosmetics. As soon as you enter the website they currently offer an additional $5 off in exchange for your email!


I hope you all enjoyed the haul and leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or questions! Xo

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Black Smoky Eye | How-To

What is there to say about the black smoky eye? It's one of the most simple looking but toughest to achieve makeup looks of all time. That flawless looking gradient to the brow does not come easy.

Below I show you the step by step process to recreate this look with only a few products and tools.