Friday, May 17, 2013

Sunset Eyes

Hey, lately I have been playing around with colors, trying to master using nothing but colors and mixing in no neutrals. I am a neutral girl, I wear them everyday and have them mastered and therefore I don't really step into the realm of colored makeup and this spring I am making it my goal to experiment and wear more colors, other then on my lips! Whether it be bright cheeks or bright eyes I am going to start breaking out of my shell and rocking them more! And I suggest this to all of you neutral lovers too!

So I decided to share my recreation of a sunset look, I have seen pictures of these looks all over the Internet lately and loved the look so I wanted to give it ago and I loved the way it turned out so I wanted to share it with you!

Products I used:
UD Primer Potion in Eden
Coastal Scents 42 Double Stack Matte palette, both yellow shades, bright orange, red light and medium, tan, white, blue and turquoise shades
ELF Liquid Eyeliner
Wet n Wild Coloricon eyeliner in Turquoise
LA Color eyeliner in Electric Blue
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Black

What I did:
First thing, of course, I primed my eyes with UD Primer Potion, I then swept the tiniest bit of a tan shade into my crease to help with blending, this isn't a must I just like to do this, in the end you will not see this at all. After that I started with the colors on the lid, I first put a light yellow on the inner third of my lid and inner corner, after that I used an orangish yellow in the middle, I blended the two yellow shades together, they where fairly close to each other and blended into each other easily. Then I added the orange onto the outer third, this took a little more blending but I just went over the line with the two colors till it was a seamless transition. I then blended a red into the crease and outer v, I used a lighter red to help blend this out and then highlighted with a white and blended it all out more. Before moving onto liner and the lash line I went over the colors on my lid to get the brightness I wanted. I did a quick thin winged liner close to the lashes, nothing special or perfect. I put a bright blue liner to represent water in my water line and a turquoise liner under that in the lashes. I set these and blended them out with coordinating colors. I also blended the turquoise shadow a bit under the wing. Lastly I applied a few coats of mascara.

For this look I would just do a bronzed cheek,nude lip and a cute black sundress or even one with one of the colors in the look like orange, yellow or red. It would also look great with false lashes.

Are you daring enough to wear a look like this in public?

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beauty Things I Suck At!

Hey, so I love this tag, and I decided I should share the beauty things I suck at with you.

First off I suck at putting mascara on, I don't know how many pictures I have uploaded to my blog that consist of mascara on my lid or under my lashes were it shouldn't be. To make that worse I always forget to clean it up or just don't care too.

Another thing I suck at is braiding my hair, whether its a simple side braid, fish tail, or french braid I can never do them or at least not well, I can handle the side braid but it's always loose and messy.

Touching up my makeup seems to be impossible for me, lipstick I can handle but powder is just too much for me.

Not chipping away my nail polish, when I get bored I seriously peel it off, only after it already starts chipping on its own, but still its not cute.

Keeping my brushes clean, now I'm not the type of person to do weekly cleanings but I wish I was, I don't go more then a month but its still unsanitary and something I should fix.

Colorful makeup, this one I really am working on, I have for the most part gotten how to do it down, and have a few post coming up of a few things that I have done, but I never wear it out, and sometimes no matter how good it looks I just can't pull it of.

Another nail thing, I can with patients manage to do a perfect manicure, but when it comes to painting my nails I always seem to be lacking with that patients.

Keeping my vanity clean, come the end of the week I have makeup everywhere and then you get those weeks that I don't clean it up and for two straight weeks I can't find anything cause nothing gets put back! Going along with this I suck at clearing out the lipsticks in my bag!

Nail art is not my game, on top of not being able to do it, I am always to lazy to even give it a try!

Using a setting spray seems to be impossible to remember along with curling my lashes!

What are some beauty things you can suck at, I could honestly go on forever but I figured a short post would be better then a book!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Five Summer Nail Polishes

Hey, is it just me or do you also hate when your texting someone about nail polish and your phone changes it to Polish, I have no hate for Poland but I hate when my phone does this. Anyways today I wanted to share my top five summer polishes!

So I do change my polish weekly, and I try to be very different then the prior week, these are not to different from each others, but they really are my favorites. Sorry for the not so great paint job, I did it quickly since its only temporary, also most of these have been in Mani Mondays or will be in the near future!

Left to right: Mimosa's before Mani's CG, Mighty Mango SH, Blue Me Away! SH, Four Leaf Clover CG, and Deviantly Daring CG

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Mani Monday: Mighty Mango


This manicure got me so many compliments and the combination looked so amazing together. A lot of people also asked if they were meant to be lady bugs, but really this was just me using a topcoat I don't get many opportunities to use. For this manicure I used Sally Hansen Mighty Mango and put China Glaze Whirled Away, I love the way the two pair together. I used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat. I do believe this lasted me half of the week before chipping. The china Glaze polish was a limited edition and I do not believe it is still available. The color is a bit more orange in person.

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Also I have a post coming soon on my favorite summer polishes.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Glowing Skin for Summer

Hey, so we all want skin that is tan and glowing, or at least most of us do. Personally I tan which is terrible, I know, so these tips go along with keeping a nice and even tan too.

So if you are very anti tanning or being out in the sun self tanner is your friend, like I said I tan so I have never used one but I hear good things about St. Tropez, Gergens, and the one by Tarte. No matter you method of getting bronzed skin exfoliating prior to tanning or self tanner is a must! I personally like using shower puffs so I exfoliate daily, not so much will tanning, which is important when tanning or self tanning don't exfoliate to hard just lightly.

Drinking water, this has to be the most preached thing in the beauty world. But there is a damn good reason for this. Getting you daily needed amount of water is so good for every part of your body, especially your skin. This helps keeps your skin from drying out which keeps your tan even. This also helps give that glowy look. So try to get at least eight cups a day, plus with the summer heat you are more prone to getting dehydrated.

Not only is it important to drink lots of water to keep your skin healthy but using lotion, you really want soft skin that glows, I like to apply lotion at least twice a day, usually three times. Before you go to bed and after you wake up, after the shower, I shower at night so I apply lotion after my shower then once I wake up. Also after you go tanning or are out in the sun apply lotion, tanning can really dry out your skin.

Now if your impatient for this to naturally show through a good highlighter in the summer is a must, I really like Sheercover Lid to Lip Highlighter in Bronzing, for drugstore Wet n Wild has a couple really nice ones.

I just want to add at the end of this that it is important to wear SPF, no one likes a sunburn and this also can help prevent wrinkles and early aging, so if this is a big concern for you go the self tanning route or rock the pale skin, nothing wrong with that! This is only a few ways to get glowing skin for the summer, but these are what I find I do the most.

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