Monday, April 30, 2012

April Favorites

I have a lot of nail polish favorites this month. I've been getting into doing my nails lately. I like doing different nails and accent nails. I'll show you what I have been doing this month.

1. I had heard about Revlon Sunshine Sparkle being a good nail polish to get. It is a bright yellow color. It didn't have enough sparkle in it, so I put Essie Luxe Effects in Shine of the Times over it. It has sparkles with yellow in it. This is a pretty look when it is sunny outside and you want to wear something to sparkle in the sun.

2. Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat: I love this! It works well as a base or top coat. When my watch was causing green marks on my skin, a friend told me to put clear nail polish on the watch to prevent the marks. I used this and it worked! I thought that was a cool trick. When I run out of this I will buy it again.

3. From left to right, Sinful Colors in Opal Glitter and Zoya Professional Lacquer in Bevin. The Zoya nail polish I got in one of my Birchboxes. This color has lasted so long on my nails without chipping! I love it. I normally don't wear blue on my nails, but this color is actually pretty. On my ring finger nails I put a glitter top coat.

4. Essie Nail Lacquer in Tart Deco: I put this on my toe nails. This month the weather has at times been sunny and hot so I actually could wear sandals! It was a miracle! If you live in Oregon, you know how nice it is to not have rainy weather. We celebrate the sunshine. This is a pretty orange color. Some might say it's coral.

5. From left to right, OPI Nail Lacquer in Italian Love Affair and Essie Nail Lacquer in A Crewed Interest. On Eleventh Gorgeous they showed a nail trick where you choose two colors that you think would look good together and then you alternate for every two fingers, and then do the opposite to the other hand. For example, I would have pink on one thumb and peach on the other thumb. Then on one hand I would have peach on the pointer finger and middle finger and pink on the other hand. Does that make sense? Basically, you're just mixing the colors up on the hand and opposite for the other hand. I think these colors look pretty together and it reminded me of Easter eggs.

6. Now on to non nail favorites. I love this! It is Got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. I like this better than the Jon Frieda Frizz Ease. It doesn't leave my hair oily. It has just the right amount of consistency and takes away my frizz.

7. I tried out these two concealers this month. From left to right Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair and Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory. I like both of these. I heard about the Eraser being good on YouTube videos and I wanted to try it out for myself. I think it does a good job covering dark circles. I like it better than the Dream Lumi, but the Dream Lumi is good at highlighting.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pixi Makeup Haul

I have been watching Youtube videos and seeing blogs about new makeup from Pixi which features Disney's Tinkerbell. The packaging is so pretty and I heard good reviews. In the UK you can get Pixi at Boots and they have an actual Pixi store you can go to. In America you can find Pixi at Target. I didn't think my Target would have anything new, so I researched other products from Pixi that were good. I heard their eye liners were really soft. I have a lot of hard eyeliners. The kind that hurt your eyes when you apply them. So I decided if they didn't have the Tinkerbell collection I would see if they had the eyeliners. I found both and so I was so excited.

1. I got a bunch of eyeliners. Two I gave to my mom, she likes the black ones. I got the Tinkerbell palette. Isn't the packaging beautiful? I love the picture on the front. The PixiGlow Fairy Dust which is a highlighter you can put on your face and eyes. I also got the PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint which is a lip balm that changes colors on your lips to match you. When I applied it it turned a pretty rose color that looked good on me. When my mom tried it, it turned a pink color that looked good on her.

2. These are swatches of the eyeliners. From left to right: Endless Silky Eye Pen No.5 Deep Plum, No.4 Black Cocoa, No.8 Cafe Gold, No.9 Oyster Glow, PixiGlow Straight on Til Morning Liner in 2nd Star Twinkle, and Eye Bright Liner in Nude (which I have mentioned before that I like to put in my waterline). They are so smooth, and just glide on your eyes.

3. These are swatches of the highlighter and lip tint. The PixiGlow Fairy Dust in Moonlight Luster is a beautiful shimmery gold and the PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink looks like a light pink on my hand, but it changes to a dark rosy color on my lips that suits my coloring.

4. Here is a sideways view of the inside of the palette. There are four eyeshadows and four lipsticks.

5. This is what it looks like opened. There is a beautiful mosaic blush.

6. Here is the swatches of lipsticks or glosses. They are very creamy.

7. I knew I was forgetting something! The PixiGlow collection also has a jumbo eyeshadow stick called, "Catching Shadows Crayon in Beaming Reflection." You can use this as a creamy base for eyeshadow, or just by itself. It reminds me of Urban Decay's Sin in Jumbo Pencil form.

8. Here's swatches from left to right of PixiGlow Catching Shadows Crayon in Beaming Reflection and then from lightest to darkest of the eyeshadows in the Tinkerbell palette. On the top is a swatch of the blush with all colors mixed together. I used a Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer first.

Pixi is an expensive makeup brand. Normally, I go for the cheap stuff, but this I couldn't resist. Everything looked so pretty. I was also happy that my Target carried the palette. It is limited edition for one year. I think they are neat colors to have for the Spring and Summer. I like how it's in a small palette so I can bring it on trips with me during vacation time.

p.s. I have to add aren't the names so cute for the Tinkerbell collection? And if you get them be sure to read the side of the packaging it comes in for a well written, imaginative description of each item. It will make you feel like a kid again. I swear a big reason why I got so excited by this collection is because there is still a little girl inside of me, alive and well that would love to travel to Never Never Land and meet Tinkerbell.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Birchbox

I'm so happy with my new Birchbox! I think this is the best box I've gotten so far. I want to tell you that I was so disappointed with my Glam Bag that I decided to cancel my subscription, but since I payed for a whole year I will still be getting Glam Bags. I honestly feel like they are a rip off. Compared to Birchbox, you don't get as much good, quality stuff. If you are deciding which to subscribe to, if I were you I would pick Birchbox.

1. I opened up the box and it came wrapped in this pretty yellow-green tissue paper on the top was a card with a letter from Birchbox. I was so excited I didn't read it. I don't like looking at the card because on the back it gives the information about each product. I like to open it like I'm opening a present. This is what the letter said: "Hi there! We're not quite rugged (does backyard camping count?), but we love the great outdoors. This month, we're bringing things back down to earth with fresh products that take inspiration from the world around us. You'll find skincare packed with nourishing natural ingredients (they're practically good enough to eat), healthy hair products, and an optimistic new fragrance. These wholesome picks will get you excited to take on everything from garden parties to spring cleaning."

2. I opened it up, and this is what it looks like on the inside.

3. I took out the little green package and underneath was Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes. It says on the card, "These nifty wipes remove all signs of makeup and grime. Plus, they refresh skin with a fruity blend of apple, blueberry, and lemon peel extracts." I was happy to get this because I've heard that these were good, I just never bought any to try myself. I wanted to pick up some face wipes too.

4. To the right of the towelettes was a big box. This is the Befine Skincare Sampler. The card says, "Easy does it. This exfoliator and moisturizer duo uses gentle ingredients like rice and brown sugar to keep skin supple and healthy." I've heard of Befine, but I've never used it before.

5. I opened the box and inside were five big samples! One is called Befine Food Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser with Brown Sugar, Sweet Almond & Oats. I got three of those. I got two of Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizing with SPF 15 with Rosemary, Pomegranate & Rice. So many samples! I love that!

6. Now it is time to open the little green package.

7. Sorry the picture is so bad. But I'm so excited! This is a perfume sample of Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift! I wanted to try this perfume! The card says, "The pop-country songstress' scent is as catchy as her lyrics. We think it's worthy of a standing gig on our vanity." It smells so good. It smells like vanilla to me. I was so happy to get this.

8. Then inside the package was a Zoya nail polish! This is a good quality nail polish. It is a light blue color that matches my blue jeans. It's in the color Bevin. The card says, "Zoya TRUE Spring Collection Lighten up for spring with this fresh shade. The non-toxic formula goes on opaque and lasts 50% longer than traditional polishes." Very cool.

9. The last thing in the little package is Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder. "Laced with organic lavender and sage, this sweet-smelling dry shampoo revives flat or second day hair." I was just at Rite-Aid tonight looking for a dry shampoo. I couldn't find any. So it was cool when I got home and found this in my Birchbox. I'm going to take this camping with me in the summer.

I'm very happy with this Birchbox!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tag: 10 Little Secrets

I first saw this tag on beautycrush's YouTube channel She was the one who made it up. I'm so glad it has caught on and I've seen it several times around YouTube. I thought it looked like a fun tag to do so I'm doing it, and all of those who read this are tagged to do this too!

1. What is one product that makes you feel like a million dollars? To be honest I can't think of one. I don't normally feel like a million dollars I'm sad to say. I wish there was a product that did that for me.

2. What is your skincare secret? / A passed down skin care tip I love my skin care routine I'm doing right now. It has made all my acne go away. This is what I do.

Morning: I wash my face with a benzoyl peroxide cleanser. I use Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser. Then I use Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Lotion prescribed by my dermatologist.  I clean off eye makeup with Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. For moisturizer I use Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with vitamins A,C, & E SPF 30.

Evening: I wash my face with a salicylic acid cleanser. I use Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. Then I use Differin Gel. I clean my eye makeup with the same as in the morning. For moisturizer I use CeraVe moisturizing cream.

3. Share your hair care secret? My hair is frizzy and the product the best eliminates the frizzes for me has been Got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum.

4. What is your biggest diet rule? I have been on and off diets these last years in my 20's and 30's. At the moment I've been very bad with my diet. I know what I ought to do, but I don't necessarily do it. I know the best thing to do is to drink water instead of pop. Pop has all that sugar in it. You are just drinking calories. And I like water so it isn't like it's a torturous rule for me to follow. Also, pop doesn't really hydrate you like only water can. It is filled with sugar and sodium.

5. Any workout tips? I have worked out on and off through the years, just like dieting. At the moment I've been very lazy. I know what works for me is when I do something that is fun. It could be walking on a treadmill listening to my favorite music, doing a dancing video or just dancing to music, also I like to take walks on beautiful days. Do something you enjoy.

6. Which perfume is your secret weapon? I don't know if you have seen my perfume blog. I'll link it here: I have a ton of little perfume samples. Some I got through Birchbox, some I got because I bought collections at Sephora and Rite Aid. I love them all. They all have their own unique scent, and I honestly can't choose a favorite. I'm trying to use them all. I alternate perfumes. I can't pick one that is my secret weapon.

7. Show us a clothing item of yours which always turns heads. I don't know of anything I have that actually makes people turn their head. I don't wear anything outlandish or glamorous. I did get compliments from this top. It looks like it's two pieces, but the black sweater over the checkered shirt is actually sewn in. I got it from Fred Meyers I think.

8. What is your most treasured piece of jewelry? My Grandma passed away almost a year ago and right before she did she gave me this necklace. My mom gave it to her when I was little. I don't know how old I was, maybe 2 years old. So it is a picture of me, but I love it because it was my Grandma's and it reminds me of how much she loved me.

9. Who is your style crush? I am not really into fashion. I think I'm just recently getting into it because of YouTube. A lot of the people who make makeup tutorials also do style videos and fashion hauls. I'm starting to like watching those. I don't think I have a style crush. I just pick out clothes that I like, that aren't expensive, and that I feel like I need in my wardrobe.

10. Tell us something we don't know about you. I played the violin for years, and I got really good too. I had music scholarships to college.

I hope some of you do the tag! ^_^

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Glam Bag

My Glam Bag arrived in the mail today!

This is what was inside of it.

1. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Woodstock: I know these are really great pencils. To be honest I don't like that the color is hot pink though. This means I probably will never use it.

2. DermStore Lip Quench - Moisture Infused Lip Treatment: This is something I will use. I always love moisture for my lips.

3. My Glam All-Over Eyeshadow Brush and Eyeliner Brush: I like these brushes. I don't really need them because I just bought a bunch of brushes, but I feel like these are good quality and it's nice to have clean brushes handy.

4. All-Belle Eyelashes: I normally don't wear fake eyelashes. These might be interesting to try out.

5. Little Bag: I like the bag it comes with. This is my favorite bag I've gotten so far.

Spring Look #11: Dior

This look is by AModelRecommends I love her. She has a great sense of humor, style, and she is beautiful. A lot of times she uses very expensive products or products that can only be found in the UK, so I have to dupe her looks. I like how she does everyday sort of wearable looks.

1. Concealer
2. Powder
3. Mascara
4. Dior 5 Colour Palette in Navy, two lightest colors mixed: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Blue Blowout, the two lightest colors
5. Bottom right eyeliner in Dior palette: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Moonlit Jewels, 4th shade
6. Black Eye Pencil: You can use black. I prefer a brownish black.
7. Daniel Sandler Creme Blusher in Hot Pink: Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Natural
8. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon: Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose
9. Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Incognito: Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee

My Thoughts: This is my first time wearing blue shadow and I think it looks good on me! It looks retro, but the dark blue on the lower lashes looks cool with the light blue. Also, the rest of the face is really natural so it doesn't over power the eye look.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Look #10: Urban Decay

This look was created by cosmeticcouturier She uses cruelty-free and vegan makeup. I've learned a lot about that from her. She has inspired me to find out more about products that are cruelty-free and use them instead of other brands. I still have makeup that isn't cruelty free that I still use though. I like how she promotes good things and you can tell she has a lot of integrity. When she promotes products, you know that she has used them and that she likes them. This look was used mainly with Urban Decay products. I don't have Urban Decay, so this is how I duped the look. The only thing I used that wasn't cruelty free that is listed below is Mac and Maybelline.

1. Eye Cream
2. Eye Primer
3. Concealer
4. Urban Decay Tease: Mac Quarry
5. Urban Decay Foxy: Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette, 1st color
6. Urban Decay Zephyr: Wet 'n Wild Pride Palette, 1st color
7. Urban Decay Sin: Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells, eyelid color
8. Urban Decay Cobra (black with gold shine): Wet 'n Wild 8-Pan Palette in Blue Had Me At Hello, 8th color (black with silver glitter, the glitter doesn't show up much though)
9. Lit Clearly Glitter Base: I didn't use this or any dupe.
10. Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Champagne Wishes: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, shimmery champagne gold top coat (I used my finger to pat this on my eyelid.)
11. Liquid Liner
12. Eyeliner
13. Urban Decay YDK: Elf Brightening Eye Color in Day 2 Night, last shade
14. Foundation
15. Concealer
16. Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar
17. Selma Hayek Nuance Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #125 Pomegranate (hot pink): Elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade

My Thoughts: I think this is a pretty look. I feel like I keep saying that about these looks. I wouldn't make a blog about it, if I didn't recommend the look. She says to use a pencil brush to put on the crease color. I did that, but it was very difficult. I would recommend using a crease brush. Also, I thought it odd that she named the look Glistening White Lilies because it doesn't look like that to me. She might have just named it that for Easter time.

Here is a basket of all the eyeshadows I used! It took a lot of eyeshadows, but the look wasn't difficult, and my eyes don't look muddy or anything. In the upper right you can see the Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar. It is such a pretty palette. It has a rose design on it.

Here is how it looks on my face. I'm sorry it's so hard to see my eye makeup. I think my eyes are hooded or something. You can see how the cheeks are very natural and the lips are a bright pink.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Look #9: Chanel

This look I found on Chanel's YouTube channel: It is their newest collection for Spring 2012 called "Harmonie de Printemps" which is "Harmony of Spring" in French. Lisa Eldridge does the tutorial. I absolutely love her. She is such an artist. I get so inspired when I watch her put on makeup. I don't have Chanel makeup, but I used my own products to duplicate the look. This is my favorite of all the Spring looks I've done so far.

1. Les 4 Ombres/Quadra Eyeshadow in Eclosion (Hatching), peach shade: Wet 'n Wild Palette in Greed, 2nd color
2. Stylo Yeux Waterproof/Long Lasting Eyeliner in Garnet: You can use your favorite brown eyeliner. I used Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Brown Blaze
3. Plum shade from the quad: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablazed, the darkest purple color
4. Highlight shade from the quad: Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Golden Touch. I used Elf Makeup Mist and Set to spray my brush and apply the shadow wet because it is more pigmented that way.
5. Mascara
6. Blush Horizon de Chanel/Glowing Blush Harmony, She mixed all the colors together on the blush: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
7. Rouge Coco Balm: You could use your favorite lip balm. I used EOS Lip Balm in Mint.
8. Le Crayone Levres/Precision Lip Definer in Rose Corail: L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner in Coral
9. Rouge Coco/Hydrating Creme Lip Coloring in Paradis: Wet 'n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 in Within These Adobe Walls

My Thoughts: I just love all the colors and how they go together. It wasn't difficult to do either.

This was the clearest picture my camera could take. I can't get it to get a good close up of my eyes with my eyes closed, so you can see the eye makeup properly. I hope the picture gives you sort of an idea of what the finished product looked like. You can see the purple shadow under my eyes and my lip color. My cheeks have a very light pink look to them.

I hope you like my Spring looks. Leave a comment to tell me what you think! Have you tried to duplicate any looks yourself? I would love to hear about it!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Look #8: Coral

Here is another Spring look by pixi2woo. This video is from 2010, but it's interesting how the coral trend is still popular. At least, I think it is. This is the look I'm wearing today. I think it's a nice look for a sunny day.

1. Face Primer
2. Foundation
3. Concealer
4. Eyebrows
5. Mac Naked Lunch: Wet 'n Wild Trio in Walking on Eggshells, eyelid color
6. Mac Paradisco: Wet 'n Wild Palette in Greed, 2nd shade
7. Mac Coppering: Wet 'n Wild 8-Pan Palette in Comfort Zone, 2nd shade
8. Mascara
9. Mac Pearl Cream Color Base: Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl
10. Bronzer
11. Mac Blush in Virgin Isle: Elf Candid Coral
12. Mac Lipstick in Costa Chic: Wet 'n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 in Within These Adobe Walls

My Thoughts: This is a monochromatic look. There is coral on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. I think it suits me well, and it also reminds me of Springtime. I give my stamp of approval. xD

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Look #7: Easter

Happy Easter! This is the look I'm wearing today for Easter. It is a pixi2woo creation. She normally uses products that I don't have. The products are too expensive or they are in the UK so it would be difficult for me to get my hands on them. This is a look she did a year ago for Spring.

1. Foundation
2. Concealer
3. Eye Primer
4. Illamasqua Pastel Lilac Cream Pigment: Instead of a cream, I used a shadow. NYC Individual Eyes in Bryant Park, 1st color pastel purple
5. Bare Minerals in Devotion: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablazed, the darkest purple color in the palette
6. Mac Vanilla Pigment: Elf Beauty Eye Manual Bright Eye Edition, 1st eye color
7. Mascara
8. Eyebrows
9. 35 Bourjois Blush in Lune D'or: This is a peachy, golden beige shade. I used Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose
10. Illamasqua Blush in Lies: This is a cream highlighter. I used a powder one. Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl
11. Bourjois 3D Lip Gloss in Rose Charismatic: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Pink Ice

My Thoughts: I think it looks really pretty. The face doesn't take away from the eyes. The stand out is the eyes with the pretty purple in the crease. I think it brings out the green in my hazel eyes. The rest of the face looks really natural. I was afraid the lips would look too lavender, but it just looks like a pretty pink gloss.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Look #6: Pop of Mint

This look is by LoveMelisaMichelle This is another great look that uses inexpensive products. I own a lot of what she used, so I was so happy with this tutorial. The girl who made this look up is so beautiful and she is a mom of twins boy and girl. Sometimes her kids are in her videos and they are so cute. She makes fun videos. I also like how she gets bargains.

1. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk: I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
2. Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette
3. Wet 'n Wild Pride Palette
4. Milani Sunset Beach Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
5. Bronzer
6. Highlight by Victoria's Secret limited edition looks like leopard print on it: Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar
7. NYX Round Lipstick in Honey: Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude
8. Bonnebell Lip Lites in Cappuccino

My Thoughts: I think this looks good. I think this is the best way for me to wear the pretty mint color. It's just a little bit of mint, and the rest of the eye is natural. Also, the coral blush looks pretty against the mint color. I like how the lips are nude because it makes the eyes stand out more. I'm surprised this looks good on me because the girl who did this tutorial has a darker complexion than me.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Look #5: Flirty

This next look I have for you is by bubzbeauty. She is very famous on Youtube. If you don't already know about her, she is this sweet girl from I think Ireland. (I'm not sure.) She has an accent. She does very cute makeup and hair tutorials. I tried out this look she did, and I decided to include it in my little "Spring Look" series. You can watch her tutorial here She uses products that I don't have. Even if I wanted to have them, I'm not sure where to get them. So of course I duped them with my drugstore products.

1. Lioele Air Chiffon Eyeshadow in Violet: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Va Va Va Bloom, 2nd shade
2. Facefront Eyeshadow in Retro-Robotic Violeta: Maybelline Stylish Smokes in Amethyst Smokes, the lid color
3. Frosty light purple on the inner areas of the eyelid: NYC Individual Eyes in Bryant Park, 1st color
4. Deep purple eyeshadow in outer v and crease: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablazed, darkest purple color
5. Gel Liner
6. Max Factor Precision Eyeshade in Golden Green: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, mint green color on the right
7. Shimmery light pink eyeshadow: Wet 'n Wild 8-Pan Palette in Petal Pusher, 5th color
8. Brown Eyeliner
9. Mascara
10. Pearly neutral eyeshadow as highlight: Milani Runway Eyes in Golden Touch
11. Candy pink lip colour: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
12. Benefit Blush in Hervana: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural

My Thoughts: It's really colorful, using Springtime colors. Even though it's colorful, it is wearable. It's fun.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Look #4: Pop of Pastel

This is my 100th post! So for my fourth look I have this look from xeverygirlx. She is only 17 I think, but she does really wearable looks. Also, she's a redhead so I feel like her tutorials usually look good on me because I'm a redhead too.

1. Eye Primer
2. Urban Decay Bootycall: Wet 'n Wild Lust Palette, 4th color
3. Spray with Water: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
4. Mac Wedge: Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette, 2nd color
5. Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Whiskey: You could use any brown liner. I used Covergirl Perfect Blend Pencil in Black Brown
6. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker: You could use any liquid liner. I used Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Brownish Black
7. Mascara
8. Mac Sunbasque Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
9. Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

My Thoughts: I like this look. It's really simple and fresh faced. Perfect for Spring.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Look #3: Naked 2

This next look is by MissBecky0207. She does a wonderful blog called, "Everyday Makeup." She also has a youtube channel and she did a Spring look using her Naked 2 palette. I don't have that palette, so I decided to dupe it today and I really love this look. I'll show you what I did.

1. Eye Primer
2. Tease: Mac Quarry (I don't have a cheap alternative.)
3. Half Baked: left color in L'Oreal HIP duo in Dynamic
4. Chopper: Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows in 01 Designer Browns, 2nd from top
5. Bootycall: Wet 'n Wild Lust Palette, 4th shade
6. Blackout: Wet 'n Wild Greed Palette, 3rd shade
7. Gel Liner
8. Mascara
9. Wet 'n Wild 24 Carrot Gold Lipstick
10. Elf Cream Blush in Heart Breaker: NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural

My Thoughts: I really like this look. The lips are so pretty. This is my first time wearing 24 Carrot Gold. The face looks really fresh. The gold on the eyes goes with the gold in the lips.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Look #2: Shimmery Purple

This next look in my series is actually very inexpensive. If you were to follow this tutorial using the products the makeup artist uses. I just didn't have any of those products, but I did have dupes. So if you want to recreate this look it wouldn't be expensive to use exactly what she has or also what I used. I love looks that look good, but are easily purchased (if that makes any sense). I'm not sure exactly where this girl is from, she has an accent. I love her videos. I also think she has a great personality. I think I would be friends with her if I knew her in real life. This is The Makeup Chair.

1. Elf Tickled Pink Blush: I used the pink/peach blush that comes in Elf's Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder
2. Rimmel Gloss in Candy Bar: I used Elf's Hypershine Gloss in Blossom
3. Miss Sport Cream Stick: I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese (You could use Milk if you have that one.)
4. Luminess Air in Plumkin: She says you could also use Rimmel Colour Mousse 013 or Elf Cream Shadow in Eggplant if you don't have Plumkin. I used Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Va Va Va Bloom 725, the first color which is the darkest plum.
5. Elf Brightening Eye Color in Pretty in Pink: I don't have this quad. I used Wet 'n Wild's Pride Palette the 4th color that is white and sparkly. For the light baby pink color, I used Maybelline Eye Studio's Quad in Mad for Mauve 1st color. For the darker pink/purple color I used the 2nd shade in the Mad for Mauve quad. I skipped the part where she put a darker pink on the outer portion because I really did that with the 2nd shade.

My Thoughts: This look is pretty on hazel eyes. It was tricky putting the cream in the outer v for some reason for me, but I figured it out and luckily it blended out nicely. The rest of the face is natural and appropriate for daytime sunniness. (I didn't know "sunniness" was a real word, but it isn't being underlined so I guess it is!)