Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Favorite Look Ever

So I recently posted this photo on my instagram:
and I got a lot of requests for a tutorial... so here it is <3
The only difference is the lashes; on the day of my interview I wore "Iconic" by House of Lashes, and in the tutorial I chose the #12 by MAC because they were a little less dramatic. 


So this is probably the look I would wear everyday if I had the time and patience to do it - it is a combination of flawless, glowy skin, defined and natural eyes, and the most insane lip color I own. 

BTW - this color is "Aria" by STILA... one of their Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks. It is seriously life changing ,,, go buy one. I have never worn this and NOT gotten a compliment or question about it. 


So here's the link to the tutorial!! 
Xo little minions <3


PRODUCTS USED:
Smashbox HD Primer
Loreal True Match Lumi
NYX HD Concealer
NYX Creamy Concealer 
MAC Prep and Prime Powder
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Anastasia Dip Brow in Chocolate
MAC Warm Soul Blush
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
MAC Shimmer Dust 
MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre 
Too Faced Shadow - Piano Keys 
Makeup Geek Shadow - Peach Smoothie
NYX Light Brown Shadow
Makeup Geek Pigment - Afterglow 
MAC #12 Lashes
STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Aria 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

EASY Pop of Color Look!




Hi Hi Hi ladies and gentlemen


This is an easy, easy look that I wear quite a lot. Switch up the colors to your liking... gold would be a good pop if you aren't used to wearing a bright shade, or use a purple to emphasize your eye color.. etc etc.

I hope you guys try it and feel pretty :)

Xxoo




Friday, September 19, 2014

Makeup Tools Review: A Blender Dupe and Amazing Brush Set!

There is only one thing I love just as much as makeup - the tools with which to apply it.
I have already mentioned that these are extremely important, so I will not go too into detail about that! I am here to review two products that I love and recommend to you guys, both at great deals!


IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS NO TOOLS:
You need a started set of makeup brushes. There are a lot of great ones out there, but most of them are extremely expensive, or if they aren't expensive, will fall apart in a matter of uses.
These are by a brand called Blushies (Check out the website here!)

I got my set off of amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Affordable-Eyeshadow-Synthetic-Sophisticated/dp/B00LGYVWS8
this is the 22 piece set.
Not only are they a great quality, but the case is PERFECT. At my MAC demonstration interview I used this case with some of the brushes and completely fit in with the rest of the professionals.
The brushes are very soft and firm. I would recommend getting a kit with maybe a few more fluffy brushes as opposed to so many concealers, but I wouldn't return this kit for the world!
Highly HIGHLY recommend these puppies.




IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY THE BEAUTY BLENDER:
Try the Rouge Smooth Blender...
This is the best dupe I have ever found! This is a sponge that is the exact same shape, size, texture.... everything. The only difference is that it is a tiny bit firmer than the beauty blender, which I don't mind, as I find it seals in the foundation even better.
I got mine off amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Blender-Sponge-Bonus-eBook/dp/B00KYF03BM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=rougesmooth

Not only is it less expensive, I have a discount code for any of you who want to try it!
enter NQZEDN8G at checkout for a little something off :)




IF YOU ARE SOMEONE THAT JUST WANTS BOTH: Do it. I use a mix of the products all the time. I used both of these products - the case, brushes, and blender, at my interview, and I performed better than I could have hoped for. I have such faith in these products :)

XO babies!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eyebrows on FLICK Tutorial



Hi guys :)
This is my long overdue eyebrow tutorial. I was inspired by these pictures: http://www.buzzfeed.com/moonc/20-mega-eyebrow-fails-a1kb to make a step by step guide showing you how to NOT look like that.




Rules When Filling In Browz
-Feel sassy
-Don't make faces (angry or happy) because then your brows will be filled in like that
-Use a lighter shade or use less product in the beginning of the brow and gradually lay down more pigment towards the end - the tail should be the most filled in of all
-If you have blonde or light hair, use a color two shades darker than your hair
-If you have darker or black hair, use a color two shades lighter
-NEVER fill your brows in with black. It will not suite anyone
-Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins

Some of my favorite products:
-Anastasia Brow Whiz - for beginners
-Anastasia Dip Brow - for the daring, or those who want superb brows
-Milani Brow Wax
-Anastasia Brow Gel

Xo and happy brows<3


Friday, September 12, 2014

A Different Kind of Clean - MaaSuds


So... has anyone ever tried goat's milk products? Because I am a FAN of the cheese. However, I had never thought to put it on my face.. and shame on me, cause that stuff is awesome. The owner makes hand made soaps and sells them locally, and gained so much publicity that he started a website - which means that it is new and inexpensive!

As a blogger, I am sent a variety of different products to try out and review for you... and most of the time I am either unimpressed or so indifferent that I do not take the time to write a post. But when I received these soaps, I was so intrigued, as I had never tried anything like it! 

I am a skin fanatic - even more so than makeup - and anything that is unique I want to get my hands on. 

These soaps from MaaSuds are insane... so good for your skin, and so extremely affordable. There are no harsh chemicals or anything to potentially harm your skin. It's fool proof. 

My favorite is the mukha soap... it has charcoal, tea tree oil, and argans to really cleanse the skin and moisturize it. My skin seriously cleared up in a matter of days. And the first time I washed my face with it... I was so confused because my skin felt ABSURD... but in the best way possible. It was so, so soft and squeaky clean.


If my testiment isn't enough to encourage you to buy, I hope that the prices are! Only 5-6 bucks for a clean face and body.

Yay! Thumbs up for skin. Love you all <3

http://www.maa-suds.com/







Thursday, September 4, 2014

School is Coming


HI EVERYONE
So, as summer draws to a close and learning rears it's ugly head, I decided to take some time out of my extraordinarily busy break (sike) to prepare an easy, everyday back to school look. 
This is quick - took me no more than 10 minutes, and appropriate for anyone. 

If you are already in school, jokes on you cause I don't start until October 2nd, which is why this is so late.
If you are not in school, jokes on me because I have to go back.

Love you all so much<3




PS: This is the first of many videos where I will be using my new Amrezy Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This is my latest obsession and I need every single one of you to go get it. Thank you
(You don't have to, I will never know.)