Monday, October 14, 2013

New Products! Dupes for Tarte Lip Surgence and Mac's Club

I have so many great things to show you soon! Here's a little peak at what I'll be reviewing soon!

Revlon Colorbust- Matte Balm in 225 Sultry

Prestige Eyeshadow Single in Hocus Pocus- Mac Dupe for Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sugar and preservatives are the last thing I want in my popsicle. I recently discovered GoodPop at the co-op market. I'm in LOVE with the coffee flavor. GoodPops are made from organic and locally sourced ingredients, naturally flavored. Whenever I ran out, I'd get more but as a college student on a budget I've figured out a cheaper alternative! DIY on homemade coffee popsicles will be soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Colored Liner Look- Spring 2013

Colored eyeliner is the way to go this spring. Big designers have been showcasing their collections on models that have been sporting this fun and vibrant look. Here I’ll show you how I make this unconventional runway-style more wearable.

Things you’ll need:

  • Eyeshadow: shimmery cream shade
  • Eyeshadow: red or peach toned
  • Eyeliner: dark blue pencil liner
  • Eyeliner: vibrant blue liquid liner
  • Brush: blending brush
  • Mascara: black

  1. Start with bare lids.
  2. Apply a cream shimmer shadow all over the lid and blend up with up to the brown-bone with your finger. This light shadow will instantly wake up your eyes and give a fabulous glow, giving it great dimension.
  3. Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a red or peach toned shadow. This will create subtle depth.
  4. Next line your upper lash-line with vibrant blue eyeliner in small dashes as thick or thin as you prefer.
  5. Apply one coat of black mascara to open up your eyes.
  6. End off with lining your bottom lash-line and water-line with a dark pencil liner. 
  7. Whether you’re going out to a party or out with friends, this look is a great twist to your everyday black winged liner.  

Step 2- Using NYC Sparkle Eye Dust in Golden Champagne
Step 2- Using Mac's Brown Script

Step 4- Using Ashe Herbal Liner in Blue

Step 5- Using NYC Waterproof Liner in Moody Blue

Step 6- Using L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Black
Finshed Look

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Purple Smokey Eye


For this tutorial, you will need:

  • Eyeshadow: vibrant purple
  • Eyeshadow: deeper shade of purple
  • Eyeshadow: black
  • Eyeshadow: brown-red
  • Eyeshadow: cream
  • Eyeliner: black gel liner
  • Eyeliner: dark brown pencil liner
  • Flat lid brush
  • Crease brush
  • Blending brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Black mascara


1. Start with priming you bare lids to prevent creasing. The color of your eyeshadow will come out truer and last longer with priming.
2. Using the flat lid brush, apply the vibrant purple shade all over your lid up to your crease.

3. Using the crease brush, apply a deeper shade of purple from the corner of your eye to the middle of your crease and blend it out with a fluffy blending brush.
4. Next use the same crease brush to apply the black shadow at the corner of your lid slightly blending up to your crease to give your eyes depth.

5. To soften the shades use a transitioning brown-red shadow in the crease closer to the brow bone with a blending brush.

6. Using the same brush, blend the transitioning color to your brown bone.

7. Using the eyeliner brush, line your top lid with a black gel liner winging it up and out.

7. Line your lower waterline with a dark brown
9. Using the eyeliner brush, line your top lid with a black gel liner winging it up and out.
10. Top the look off with two coats of black mascara on your upper and lower lashes and there you have it! The perfect purple smoky for the night out.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simple Curls Using a Straightener

Curls can turn out looking awkward and messy if not done right. You want to keep your hair looking soft, frizz-free, with a healthy shine. For soft and touchable curls, avoid using a hairspray. It’s ok for your curls to fall out a bit during the day; it’ll give you an effortless look. 
  1. Start with air-dried, conditioned hair.
  2. Apply an anti-frizz serum. This will serve to condition and protect your hair from the heat.
  3. Brush though each section of hair before straightening it to untangle it. To prevent breakage, hold the roots of your hair.
  4. Brush through the section of hair as you straighten it to get soft, untangled, straight hair. Do this all throughout your hair till it’s all straightened.
  5. Clip up sections of hair. This will help you curl one layer at a time, especially if you have thick hair.
  6. To start curling with the straightening iron, start with the bottom layer near your roots or middle of the section of hair, taking it all the way down to your ends.
  7. Unclip and do the same with the other layers. Remember to curl to the left when curling on the left side of your hair, curling to the right when curling the right side, and curling up and out if you’re curling your bangs.  
  8. Finish off with a serum spray to prevent frizz and add shine.   

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Copper Shadows

As I promised, I'll mention my most used shadows of the season, Copper Craze and Made For Mocha by Maybelline including my new favorite go-to shadow Brown Script by MAC.
Colored shadows can be tricky to work with, but you can’t go wrong with shades of brown and copper since it works well with practically every skin tone and eye color. Browns are great for everyday wear since the natural shadows of your lids are a brownish red. Eyes are the first thing people notice; make them clean, defined, beautiful and not too distracting. You want people to notice you, not your heavy makeup so here’s a way to give your eyes that bit of pop it needs without being overdone. This is a great basic everyday look that can be changed up easily and worn for any occasion.

Things you will need:  
  • Primer - Used ELF primer 
  • Red toned brown shadow - Using Brown Script from MAC.
  • Copper shadow - Using Copper Craze by Maybelline. 
  • Dark brown shadow - Using  Made For Mocha by Maybelline.
    Cream shimmer shadow- Revlon eye shadow from the Adventurous Quad. 
  • Blending brush – Using Ecotools. 
  • Highlight brush – Using Ecotools. 
  • Flat shader brush- Using Ecotools. 
  • Crease brush – Using a CVS brand.
    Eyeliner brush – Using Bella Terra BB3 eyeliner brush. 
  • Liquid liner- Revlon liner in Blackest Black. 
  •  Brown eyeliner- NYX liner in 907 CafĂ©. 
  • Mascara- Maybelline colossal in Glam Black.

MAC Brown Script, Maybelline Made For Mocha, Maybelline Copper Craze, Revlon Adventurous Quad.

Ecotools Blending brush, highlight brush, shader brush, cvs crease brush, Bella Terra BB3 eyeliner brush

Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara, NYX 907 Cafe, Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
  1.  Start with clean eyes and apply primer all over the lid up to your brow bone. Elf Primer is a great alternative to Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. For only 1 dollar compared to a 20 dollar primer, it’s a must have.
  2. Apply a red toned brown shadow all over the lid up to the crease with a wide blending brush. Mac’s Brown Script is matte and has great pigmentation with no fallout.
  3. Sweep the copper shimmer shadow from the inner corner to the middle of the lid with a small flat shader brush. The middle of your lid is the highest point of the lid and will make your eyes appear larger and add more dimension once it reflects. These Maybelline single shadows have great pigmentation, don’t smudge or crease, and are affordable.
  4. Apply brown shadow with a crease brush in outer V blending towards the center of your crease.
  5. Use a liner brush to line the bottom lash line with the same brown shadow to define your eyes softly without giving them a harsh line a liner would. Avoid taking it all the way to the inner corners. Focus on the outer corner your bottom lash line blending it towards the middle.
  6. Blend the crease shadow between lid and brown bone with a blending brush and a cream shimmer shadow to help it stand out and appear higher.
  7. This next step is totally optional since this look can be worn more naturally without any liner and mascara alone, but I personally prefer liner. Apply a copper toned liner in the waterline and line your upper lash line with a black liquid liner close to the lash line, slightly winging out to elongate the eyes.
  8. To finish it off, top it off with mascara on the upper and lower lashes to open up the eyes.

      This is an extremely versatile look that can be changed from day to night just by adding more brown to the crease, thickening the line of your liner, adding more coats of mascara,  or lining the bottom lash line with a shimmery copper toned shadow or a colored shadow for more drama. Enjoy playing around with this look and trying out copper tones!