Friday, June 28, 2013

Night Look Using Colors

Using a color with a black is one of the easiest ways to use colored eye shadow and makes a great night look! This look is great for summer nights out and you can switch up the color on your lid with any color. I have a look fairly similar to this look that you can check out here.

What I used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Wet n Wild Cream Eyeliner in black
  • Coastal Scents 42 Double Matte palette; black, purples, white, lightest brown
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara, orange cap
What I did:
  1. I primed my eyes and set that with my face powder.
  2. I drew the shape I wanted with the black cream eyeliner and filled in where I was going to place the black eye shadow.
  3. Then I patted on a black eye shadow over that and blended out the edges and into the crease.
  4. I used the lightest brown shadow in the crease, you don't want this to be noticeable so afterwards go over it with the black again.
  5. I patted the lightest purple shadow on the inner part of my lid, then a shade that was about two shades darker in the middle, then the darkest purple on what's left of the lid. While doing this blend each color into each other, since these shades are similar they will blend into each other easily.
  6. Apply a thin line of eyeliner

    on the top and in the tight line and waterline, set this with the black liner.
  7. Smudge the black shadow on the outer third of the lower lash line, a mix of the darkest and medium purple in the middle and the lightest in the inner third. Remember to blend these all into each other.
  8. Highlight under your brow bone and inner corner with a white eye shadow
  9. Lastly apply a few coats of your favorite mascara and/or false lashes. Fill in your brow and finish your face.
This look, looks best with lots of bronzer, a little highlighter and a nude lip.

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

50$ at Sephora!

I thought it would be fun and helpful to make a post about what I would suggest getting at Sephora with 50$. So if you got a gift card or just have never been to Sephora then hopefully this will help! I am going to just put this out there right now 50$ at Sephora isn't much, these are things that I would either get or have and love.

Lets cover eye shadow palettes first, when it comes to high end makeup I feel eye shadow palettes are the most worth it. The Naked palettes, are great and so worth it, but if you want a few things then these aren't going to be the thing for you, these are 50$ each. Although there is the Naked Basics palette, which I plan on dedicating a whole post on that palette next week. This palette is 27$ so you could definitely get something else to go with this. Another palette I absolutely love is the Ooh La Lace palette by Lorac, this palette is only 36$, they have their Pro palette, I personally don't have this but have heard great things and do intend on picking it up soon. Another great option are the Stila Trios they are 18$ and Stila eye shadows are great and this trios are such a steal! Other palette I don't have but have heard good things about and intend on getting are: UD Smoked palette 49$, Stila In The Light Palette 39$, and any other Urban Decay palette they range from 27$-50$ and great and worth the money!

Any set is a great deal and usually worth the value, great sets are: Benefit Primping With the Stars 32$, Getting Cheeky 17$ and the Rich is Back box set 34$, Stila Lip Trios 12$

Single products that are great: Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Creams 19$, Nars Blush 29$, OCC Lip Tars 18$, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush 26$ Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer 25$, Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer 32$ and Tarte Lipsurgence 24$

There are a lot more things at Sephora that are great but I don't want to list a million things so if you like this and would like another one of these let me know! What are some of your favorite things at Sephora?

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bronze Slutry Eyes


This look is easy and so pretty for a night out this summer. It is using one palette and just a few other products. The palette used for this look was the Ooh La Lace palette by Lorac, it is a great palette for both day and night looks, it comes with six baked shadows, enough about the palette, but if you would like to know more about it I have a review on it which you can see here.
What I used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Lorac Ooh La Lace palette, all shades excepts the gray
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner in Brown
  • Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds in Flashy Copper
  • ELF Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Random unknown mascara
What I did:

  1. Primed my eyes with UD Primer Potion, I set this with my face powder
  2. Lined my eyes with the brown liner and put a little in the outer v, I then blended this out with my finger.
  3. I packed the brown from the palette over the liner then blended it out into the crease. I also smoked it out on my lash line.
  4. I added more brown to the outer v and crease till it was as dark as I wanted.
  5. I dabbed my brush very lightly into the black then blended this into my outer v, just the littlest black, I didn't want it to look like there was any black but just darken up the outer v without using any other palettes or single shadows.
  6. I patted on the bronze shade to my lid and blended the edges, I also took this slightly into the inner part of my crease.
  7. I highlighted under my brow and made sure all edges were blended out with the lightest shade in the palette.
  8. I lined my lower lash line, tight and water line with the brown liner, leaving the inner corner and very inner third clean. I lined the inner third with the copper liner.  
  9. I set all the liners with coordinating colors and blended the brown liner out.
  10. I lined my top lash line with the liquid liner and applied a few coats of mascara.
  11. Lastly I cleaned up the edges, applied concealer, and did my eyebrows.
Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How I Do My Eyebrows

Everyone seems to have a different way of doing their eyebrows, some complicated some very simple. This is just what I typically do, sometimes I do use powder instead.
My brows are naturally good, so there's not to big of a difference nor do I have to do much to them. But there is a pretty noticeable difference in person.
What I use:
  • Avon Perfect Brow Pencil in Dark
  • Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel
  • ELF Clear Mascara and Brow Gel
What I do:
  1. The first thing I do is pluck all the random hairs and make sure that my brows are in the shape I want them.
  2. I use the Avon pencil which is darker then the Rimmel pencil, I only use this to fill in my arch.
  3. Then I lightly do the beginning of my brows. 
  4. I pencil in the ends darker then the beginning of my brows but not as dark ad the arch.
  5. I use a spoolie and run this throw my brows to blend it all together.
  6. Lastly I set my brow with a clear gel. I didn't set my brows in the picture but normally I do.
I don't believe the Avon pencil is still available but if so or you can find it give it a try, its a great brow pencil, and I wouldn't recommend the Rimmel one, personally I am just using it up, it is very dry and just not the best pencil out there, you can get better for less. I have heard good things about the Wet n Wild Color Icon pencils for the brows.
What is your brow routine?

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mani Monday: Sunny Days with an Orange Fix

With flash
This week I decided to do something bright for summer on my nails, these nails are really cute and fun for summer.. The colors I used were Rimmel 60 Second polish in Sunny Days and Maybelline Color Show polish in Orange Fix. I did four coats of the yellow, this one isn't as opaque as I would like but with a white base underneath two coats should work great. For the accent nail the orange only took two coats and the orange polka dots went on in one coat, but I did go over a few making a few darker. I used no base coat, and the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.

With natural lighting
 Thanks for reading, please leave any request below.

So far both polishes are holding up well, but the yellow didn't dry to nice and got a little messed up since I used so many coats.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Neutral Cut Crease

Sorry for the messy mascara on the lower
lash line, this is a normal part of my daily
makeup, mascara in places it doesn't belong!

This week I was really feeling the neutrals, but I did want to try something different. I went with a wearable cut crease look that is great for day time. I used a total of seven different products to create this look.

What I used:
  • Rimmel Scandal Eye Eyeliners in Brown and Nude
  • Maybelline Single in Made for Mocha
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, I used W.O.S., Faint, Naked 2, Foxy, and Venus
  • ELF Liquid Liner
  • Random mascara, sorry I really don't remember the name of it

First I cut the crease, through my crease I just drew a line with the brown eyeliner. I did this as neatly as possibly. You really just want to outline your crease. I then blended that out with the Maybelline single, which is a dark brown. I continued to blend my crease out with Faint and then over that mainly around the edges I used Naked 2. I then highlighted under my brown with foxy. After I finished the crease I used the nude liner as a base on my lid and inner corner, I used W.O.S. over that and Venus as my inner corner highlight. Using the brown liner again I smudged this along my lash line and then blended it out again with the Maybelline single for a more smokey look. I went over the edges of that with W.O.S. to blend it out as much as possible. I then lined my lower lash line and waterline and tight line, except for the inner corner. I set this along with blending it out with yet again that Maybelline single. I did a thin line of liquid liner on my top lid and then a quick coat of mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

Side note if you see this single I really suggest it, its pigmented and a great cheap single that I find is great for darkening up any look!

Do you rock the cut crease?

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coffee Scrub

I love coffee, its great for your body and skin. For this scrub I mix about two tablespoons of coffee with enough olive oil to make a paste, I then add half a teaspoon of both cinnamon and nutmeg to help with acne. You want to use ground coffee, instant will work but not as well. The nutmeg and cinnamon are optional. I then massage this onto my clean face for a minute then I let it sit for between 5-10 minutes then I rinse it off with warm water and go on with my skin care routine. This scrub helps with acne, is brightening and hydrating, and with all the sun exposure you get during the summer hydrating scrubs and masks are a must!

Have you ever used coffee as a mask or scrub?

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mani Monday: Caramel Cupcake

What it looks like in sunlight

This week I went with Rimmel 60 Second polish in Caramel Cupcake, its a pretty nude. Unfortunately this color is not flattering with my skin tone, so if you have a medium skin tone you may want to pass on this polish, although it looks gorgeous in the sun; it makes your hands look like mannequin hands. It would probably look nice on some one with either a dark skin tone or a light skin tone. The polish itself is great, has nice lasting power, goes on opaque in two coats which for a nude this cheap is amazing, it also applies so easily. These polishes truly are great and I would recommend them, but this shade just isn't a good color for me.

What it looks like in natural lighting
I think from now on I'm going to include picture of what the polish looks like in natural light and in the sun. I'm also going to try to get back into blogging by doing at least three post a week.

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ways to Change Up Your Manicure

No one likes chipped nails and the same
manicure can get boring.
Do you have chipped nails, getting bored with your manicure mid-way through the week, or tired of the same old one color manicure week after week but not so great at nail art? Well if any of those apply to you then this post is perfect for you! I want to share with you a few easy ways to change up any manicure and a few that hide those chipped tips. I personally only like to paint my nails once a week so this is what I often do to cover up the chipping, I may add on to these and do a part two. The green is Rimmel 60 Second polish in Sage All the Rage and the brown is Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Commander in Chic. Both featured in a haul recently you can see that here and the green was just in my past Mani Monday, which you can see here. Also when doing these try to pick an opaque polish to make these much easier.
The middle one isn't actually pointy it's the
light reflecting.
So the first thing I like to do is like a half moon manicure but with a triangle, this has been pretty trendy lately and is a fun twist on the half moon manicure, I used a post it, pretty strange but it worked pretty good. I cut one of the corners on the sticky side and stuck that on the base of my nail and then painted the tip, I did have to touch up the green because it was a little messy so painting on the triangle would probably be easy if you aren't trying to cover up any chipping. To do that I would use two pieces of tape and just tape them onto the nail forming a triangle at the base.
Next is one of my personal favorites, I actually do polka dots on my nails fairly often. I think they are super cute and good for any color combo, and they look great as an accent or on all of your nails. I use the ball of a sewing pin but a dotting tool is the more conventional way, I just don't own one. I have also used lollipop sticks for bigger dots and that worked really great.
The half moon manicure is a pretty popular easy nail art trick. The most common way and the method I used was using binder reinforcement labels, these can be found at store like Target, Walmart and any other drugstore for around a dollar. You just stick these on the base of the nail as low or as high as you'd like and then paint the tip, wait 30 seconds then remove the binder reinforcement label.
This next one is pretty easy and really cute, all you do is paint thin vertical strips and then paint the top third. This adds a little bit more then a French tip but also covers your chipping.

Lastly is the French tip, classic and so looks great with any color combination. I just free hand this, but I have always heard that if you move your finger instead of the brush it makes the perfect strip. You can also try the binder reinforcement labels and tape to achieve that perfect tip.

What are your favorite ways to spice up your manicure or hide chipping? Remember none of these have to look perfect, mine sure don't but I still always get compliments on them so don't worry about them not looking perfect, they are just easy ways that anyone can do.

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mani Monday: Sage All The Rage

This week I decided to paint my nails with the sage green I hauled Sunday, you can see that post here. In that post I mentioned that I have been loving neutrals lately and this color is gorgeous. It is the perfect sage color, better for fall then summer but still gorgeous now. I did two coats and then used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat, I love the way this polish applies, it went on so easily since the brush is huge and I didn't get it on my skin at all, I will definitely be picking up more of these polishes and suggest them to you too!

Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!

The picture is pretty accurate in what the color look like in person.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Collective Haul


I'm not going to waste any time and just jump right into these products because there is quite a few so lets start with my favorite lipstick! I also want to add I haven't tried many of these most were bought today.

From left to right: Revlons 012 Sky Pink and 668 Primrose, Rimmel 110, 111 Kiss of Life, and 17 and lastly Maybelline from the Vivids in Shocking Coral, as you probably know I love Rimmel lipsticks and I'm getting pretty close to having all of the red ones, I'm patiently waiting for the Apcolips lipglosses to come to the US but I have a feeling from what I have hear about those they will be like the Kate lipsticks and I will feel the need to get them all, does anyone know when they are coming to the US?
From left to right: 110(swatched twice), 111 Kiss of Life, 17, Sky Pink, Primrose

From left to right: Red Dynamite, Spice (both not mentioned yet but next), Shocking Coral and 110 again.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl pencil liner in Nude, Lasting Finish lip liners in 021 Red Dynamite, I thought that I got a different color but you can never have enough reds and 011 Spice, I love these liners I haven't used these specific colors yet but all three are fantastic!
What kind of haul would this be without nail polish! From left to right: Maybelline Color Show in Orange Fix, Rimmel 60 seconds in 710 Sunny Days, 220 Sage All the Rage, and 311 Caramel Cupcake, Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure in 250 Mudslide and 290 Commander in Chic, even though it's summer I have been loving and by that I mean obsessing over nudes lately, especially ones leaning on the taupe side.
Salon Perfect Lashes in Demi Wispies, these are gorgeous I wore them for my graduation and they looked amazing without any mascara! Revlon Clear Precision Lash Adhesive, I like this but I don't think its as great as everyone makes it out to be, maybe it was just the way  used it but it did last the whole time I needed it to so I have no complaints. Rimmel Clean Finish Matte in Classic Beige, sorry for the crappy pictures, I really like this with a primer and setting powder it last the whole day for me, it doesn't stay matte but it doesn't look bad either.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in 70 Barely Branded, I finally caved and got one! Rimmel Match Perfect concealer in medium and Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro in 002, this when swatched was really nice so I have high hopes for it and all of these products!
Lastly I finally picked up Naked 2, I already have the original but I knew I wanted both and what can I say I am a sucker for mattes so I had to get the Naked Basics too, and already Walk of Shame is my new favorite shadow!
Next time Rite Aid has a 40% off Wet n Wild I plan on picking some stuff up so be expecting a haul from that soon! Have you tried any of these, what are your thoughts on them? Sorry for bad swatches and pictures! Also for this not being anything more then right to the point to get through it, but a lot of these I didn't have much of an opinion on yet, if there is anything you would like reviewed let me know!
Also I know I have been very on and off with my blogging but I have been super busy and I should get back to track soon now that I'm done with school, I also mught do a clothing haul soon, even though fashion isn't my thing.
Thanks for reading, please leave any request below!