Monday, July 15, 2013

Mani Monday: Tart-y for the Party


This blog is up a little late today but at least I got one up this week, I started a new job and have been working a lot so I haven't had time to get a Mani Monday post up, but I'm going to start getting these back up. This week I used China Glaze Tart-y for the Party, the name is perfect for this post! It is part of the Avant Garden collection which I don't believe is still out but I could be wrong. On my ring finger I used Avon Nailwear Pro in Urban Gray and over that two random cheap glitters that didn't have labels anymore, sorry. They are both silver glitters, ones very small fine glitter and the other it a more chunky big glitter. I have found that when doing a silver glitter nail using a gray nail polish underneath looks really nice.

Sorry the glitter didn't come out well, glitter doesn't photograph well.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus Inspired EOTD


I am not a Miley fan but I have seriously been obsessing with this song, if you haven't heard it yet some how you need to go listen to it right now! Her makeup in the music video is so light and natural but yet gorgeous. It is seriously the simplest thing to do, but yet it looks so pretty. The color is a bit more noticeable without flash and in person.

What I Used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
  • Coastal Scents Fall Festival Palette, shades: Light Apricot, Chamois Nude, Bright Copper, and Gunmetal
  • Other great lid options would be: Urban Decay Chopper or Sin, Mac All That Glitters, or Stilas Kitten, the lid color in Wet n Wild Color Icon trio in Walking on Eggshells.
  • NYC Eye pencil, not sure what the product is called but it's one of the dollar liners in Charcoal
  • Rimmel Lyrca Lash Extender Mascara
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes kohl liner in Nude
What I Did:
  1. I primed my eyes and then used the color tattoo as a base.
  2. Using my finger I mixed a tiny bit of the Bright Copper shade with the Light Apricot eye shadow and patted that onto the lid, and blended it slightly into the crease. You want more of the Light Apricot shadow then the Bright Copper.
  3. I used the nude liner under my brow and blended that out and over top of that I used the Chamois Nude to high light.
  4. I lined my water line and tight line with the gray liner and then set that with the Gunmetal shadow. I pressed this into my top lash line, this gives a liner effect but it much softer then liner, in the video it looked like she had on eyeliner but it was very soft and not intense like a black.
  5. Lastly I applied mascara this really helps give the liner look she had in the video, its much softer then black but defined.
This look is that simple and other then to set the liner I used no brushes! To replicate the rest of the look contour and pair this with a red lip. She had little to no blush on in the video.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Velvet Red Lips

I love a red lip, its beautiful, classic but yet timeless. Every girl can pull it off once you find your perfect red. But really the trick to the red lip is confidence and of course knowing what kind of eye makeup to pair with! I love a matte red the most, but lately I have been doing a velvet like effect when doing a red lip and I wanted to share with you how I do it! I am not good at taking pictures of my lips, it's quite difficult, but my lips look really big and full in the picture so that's a plus! That shine is all the shimmer, I also do this with baby powder when I want a purely matte lip.

What I used:
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Edition in the Red tube in 111, I think it's name is Kiss of Life
  • Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Red Brick
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pot in American Rose,  a medium red with a shimmer/satin finish
  • Concealer, I used a concealer that was too light but I suggest using one that matches your skin tone, I just couldn't find mine at the time. You can see the difference, but this makes the red look much neater and pop even more!
What I Did:
  1. I applied the lipstick, personally I just go straight out of the tube but you can use a brush if your  a perfectionist.
  2. Then I cleaned up any mistake I made by using the lipstick straight from the tube, a lip brush should help eliminate this step! I also use this part to shape my lips, I like a more round pouty lip so I don't use lipstick in the corners of my lips and I round the edges out to give this effect.
  3. I used the liner which is a bight darker then the lipstick to outline my lips and fill in the corners a little. This helps give dimension to the lip. I do this afterwards because I find that it just works better to give this effect.
  4. I then set this, you can use an eyeshadow brush but I just use my fingers, I take some of the shadow and press it onto the lips, this will make your lips dry. It mattifies the lipstick but gives it a satin almost velvet effect. This looks more velvet like in person then in a photo.
Note this is a bit drying for your lips but looks great, last a long time and is fairly transfer proof!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

June Favorites 2013

Were half way through 2013! This summer is flying by and it's that time for monthly favorites, I haven't done one of these in a while and I don't have to many things but I still wanted to share what I have been loving this month!

Lets start with the thing I have loved the most, Naked Basics. What can I say, everyone raved about this palette and what's not to love a palette of five matte neutrals and one shimmer. I have used this palette loads throughout the month, its so great for grunge looks to classic pin up looks. Out of all the colors my favorite has to be Walk of Shame, just a matte skin tone but yet it is so beautiful and great on the lid.

Next are the two most used lip colors of the month, I rave about these lipsticks all the time and that would be the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks, especially the Kate Moss line. The color I have obsessed over this month is 110, a gorgeous bright coral, great for summer. The other lip color I have loved is one of the L'oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Rose On and On, I hate the packaging but love the color and product, I don't feel like it last for ever but I do like the texture, it's not for everyone since it is quite sticky and not always very comfortable/

Back to eye products, the Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender is so nice, at first it wasn't anything special but now it's so amazing it lengthens and add a bit of volume. Another Rimmel product I have been loving are the ScandalEyes kohl liners in Dark Brown and Nude, I have been using the brown in my tightline and switching between it and the nude in my waterline. I also really like using the nude under my brow to really highlight and make my brow stand out. Last thing for the eyes would be the Maybelline 24 hour color tattoo in Barely Branded. Just shimmer skin tone, its great under shadows, I don't personally use this on its on, I tried it once and creased on my in an hour.

Last product would be the ELF Contouring and Blush Duo, this is the original one. The bronzer is the perfect shade for my skin. I personally love a strong contour and this give me an almost drag queen one!

I have seriously been terrible at blogging these past week, but I have a few post coming out this next week. What are you favorite products this month?

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