Sunday, June 9, 2013

FOTD - June 9, 2013

This was not my idea. I totally stole the bright pink eye makeup and coral lips from r/makeupaddiction but I got tons of compliments on the bright eye look today. I think I will keep doing this in various fashions this summer. I basically patted a white "browbone" color from the Wet N Wild Color Icon 'Comfort Zone' palette on the inner half of my lids and then packed on the brightest pink color I had on the outer corner, blended the edges, and then popped a dark purple in the crease a bit to add some depth. The pink color is called Hollywood Cerise by Coastal Scents.

The lipstick is Vegas Volt by Mac

Sorry, I look crazy surprised. I always take these FOTD pictures at 8am right when I'm about to leave the house for work and I'm still half asleep.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Week in Photos (May 28th-June 4th)

1.) Loving some Rimmel Show off lip lacquer in Apocalyptic


2. ) Boyfriend brought me home flowers from his restaurant!! I love surprise flowers and I loooove peonies. 

3. I think everytime I paint Essie "Watermelon" onto my nails I have the urge to paint actual watermelons on my nails as well. Since it's finally (mostly) summer I went right ahead!

4. I got my Sephora Sun Favorites kit in the mail last week!! I wish I had noticed before I purchased this that most of the samples were of sunscreen. I mean, makes sense, right? 

5.  I call these my clubbing nails. Inspired by Leighannsays.

6. Walking from my neighborhood to downtown, and across Burnside to Ground Kontrol for $5 free play night. This was a long walk but I enjoyed seeing some cool graffiti (and street drinking) on the way there!

7.) <3 Zach!!


8.) <3 Sara!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

*Super* May Favorites!

I'm back! This time with a quick ramble about my favorite products - and some nonbeauty items - that I was loving in the month of May. Thank you for watching and if you have any questions, leave me a comment below!
Let's jump in!

Published on June 3, 2013

Thanks for watching!


Products Mentioned:

-Loreal Paris Telescopic Waterproof Mascara
-Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla Macadamia Kiss
-Orly Spritz Dry
(You can see my nail rack here)
-Eva NYC Conditioner
-Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle
-The Body Shop Hemp Body Butter
-Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
-Rimmel Show Off lip lacquers

My Human Favorite: Crystal
Happy birthday, ladybro!

Music Favorites:
Spotify App
Lorde's Youtube Channel

On my nails: Zoya "Raven" and "Trixie"
My top is from Ross

All products mentioned were purchased with my own money.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Evening Face Routine

Evening Face Routine

     I picked up a few things in the last week that I'm working into my skincare routine. I've been having a hell of a time trying to get my spots under control this week but I finally went out and picked up the Origins Super Spot Remover so lets hope it lives up to its name!

     To start off with I just take a large cotton pad and squeeze some Bioderma solution onto it, wipe that all over my face and eyes and then do the same with a second cotton pad as well - SOMETIMES a third pad if I still cant get all of my makeup off - basically until the pad is white and I'm content with a clean face. To really get everything out of those pesky pores I've been loving the Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser. I keep hearing awful things about how bad foaming cleansers are for your skin but I just don't care. This Aveeno cleanser works really well with my acne prone face.

     Tonight I had to go back over my face with some Origins Super Spot Remover squeezed onto a q-tip, dab that onto any spots you're having. And here I would normally rave about how I'm loving something but tonight is the first night I am trying it out so I will get back to you on that! I haven't heard of anyone NOT loving the spot remover though...

     Next I dab on some Kiehl's avocado eye cream with the pad of my ring finger, under the eyes and on my lids as well. And then, after the spot remover gel has had a moment to dry I used another new product tonight - the Algenist Firming and Lifting Gel. This is a product that I didnt think anything of and had never even heard of it until the cashier at Sephora suggested I spend some of my rewards points. I almost picked up a serum - because I'm on a serum kick right now - but this was such a HUGE sample I couldnt help myself! While I was sitting bored waiting to pick up some takeout I discovered via help from Google on my phone that people LOVE this stuff! The regular jar contains 2 oz for $94!! Holy cow. So that means my little sample pot I got is worth $25. I'd say thats an awesome 'thank you' for shopping at Sephora often.

     Last but not least I rubbed some Korres lip butter on my lips and get ready for bed! Thats totally not too many things to use at night. Or not!

New Video! Megal Haul!

Thank you for watching my ramblings!

Things/People I mentioned in the video:
Wunderlist App!
FleurDeForce h

On my nails: Essie "Tour de Finance"

All products mentioned were purchased with my own money.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fancy Nails!

Look how fancy I am today! I got my "3 Free Zoya" polishes recently from a promo they were doing where you pretty much paid shipping and got 3 polishes free. It was an awesome sale! I basically forgot I ordered them until they showed up in the mail. Isn't that the best - when you surprise yourself with presents? haha

Products Used:
Seche Vite basecoat
Zoya 'Raven'
Zoya 'Trixie'
Urban Outfitters
lots of patience!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Face of the Day * January 29th, 2013

Todays face is composed of just as many brushes as products. I actually made an effort to keep everything I used out on my desk and I realized I use one brush for every product I'm using. I really thought I was a "multi purpose" gal if that makes any sense but I guess I just love dirtying brushes.

Sorry for the crappy phone picture but the products used are listed below! 

Beneft Porefessional face primer
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Ivory
Tarte bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
The Balm blush in Cabana Boy
Mac Skin Finish Natural in Soft and Gentle
Covergirl Eye Enhancers Kit in Prom Queen
Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara for my brows
Lorac eyebrow pencil in blonde
Elf eyelid primer
Rimmel Lash Accelorator Mascara in Black

All brushes are ELF or Real Techniques

Thats my face! Hope you like, questions or comments leave them below!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

*Tutorial* Everyday Spring Makeup Look

Man, did I have some technical difficulties on this one. I am learning how to deal with youtube and imovie and final cut pro so quickly! Hah
Anyway, this look is something I've been doing a lot lately. Its super easy and doesnt feel heavy through out the day. I don't typically like to cake on eyeliner and like to keep things simple. I feel this look could work for any face/skin type. Any questions or comments, leave them below! Thanks for watching. xoxo

Benefit Porefessional Primer
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Revlon Photo Finish Translucent Powder
NYC Bronzer in Sunny
Tarte Blush in Dollface
Mac Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
Lorac eyebrow pencil
Urban Decay Brow Box in Honey Pot
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Coast Scents eyeshadow in Ballet Slipper
Rimmel Lash Accelorator mascara
Lypsel beeswax chapstick
NYX lipgloss in La-La
Essie "Carry On"
OPI "The Man With The Golden Gun" gold flake topcoat

Review!: Essie Merino Cool * the perfect muted purple

Let's be honest, nail polish is what first started my foray into the beauty world. And Essie was the first polish brand I really lusted after. They have a huge range of colors and I just can't seem to get enough of those cute little glass bottles and white cap. Half of my nail polish rack is Essie.

In the past I've been a huge fan of BRIGHT, summery colors a la orange, blue, kelly green. I just love colors and patterns all around. Lately I've been trying more muted, pale, colors - dare I say, even nudes! I never thought I'd like any of these color ranges on my fingertips at all. After trying Merino Cool here, I'm sure, I do love muted, gray shades of any color. Maybe that has to do with living in a very gray city...

This polish is definitely purple with a gray overtone. I started out with a base coat of Seche Vite, then only one coat of Merino Cool, and a top coat from Urban Outfitters. Its been perfect and shiny and lovely for 3 whole days now - that's a long manicure for me. I work in an office and type all day long, open up cans of cat food for my kitties when I get home - I am very prone to chipping and very careful I do my manicures nicely so they last a while. This polish has exceeded my expectations and I absolutely adore the color!

I will give credit where credit is due though. I never would have thought to try this color if not for fellow beauty blogger ViviannaDoesMakeup raving about it. And that, ladies, is why I love the blogging/youtube community! If you think you may like this color or have been teetering on the edge of picking it up, go now! You'll love it.