Friday, December 15, 2017

Festive Makeup Look



This is the look I'm wearing today. I am recreating a look I found by Zoella, a popular Youtuber. Here is her video if you would like to see it.



These are the steps it took to recreate her look.

1. Face Primer: The Balm Time Balm
2. Foundation: Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir 
3. Concealer: Flower Lighten Up
4. Powder: Maybelline Fit Me! Translucent
5. Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer
6. Blush: Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink
7. Highlight: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
8. Eye Primer: Milani Eye Shadow Primer
9. Eye Shadow
a. I put Stila's Kitten all over the lid. It's a frosty/metallic beige peach color.
b. Urban Decay Polyester Bride from The Ammo Palette in my tear ducts/inner corner. This is a white frosty/metallic color.
c. Urban Decay Nooner from Naked 3 Palette, outer lid and outer crease. This is a matte medium pink brown color.
c. Urban Decay Kingdom from Alice Through the Looking Glass Palette, outer lid and outer crease. This is a medium/dark rosy brown frost.
d. Highlight under brows. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
e. Nooner, lower lash line
10. Black Liquid Liner upper lash line and flick: NYX Matte Liquid Liner
11. Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
12. Matte Red Lip: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Santa Sangre

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glamorous Gold and Maroon Eye



Here is my look for today. It is pretty glamorous, but it was fun to do. I was copying a video by Dulce Candy.


I didn't have the same purple lip, so I used a plum gloss I have. I think that looks better on me than a purple lipstick would.

I made a video I put on Youtube showing step by step what I did from no makeup on my face to everything finished.



p.s...you can also see how I covered up the big pimple on my chin!!! I used Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Kit. The light kit comes with a green that will help cover red spots.


Monday, November 27, 2017

November Favorites


The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: I am almost finished with this book. Every chapter is from a different perspective of people who all live in the same apartment building in New Jersey. They are all immigrants from a different country like Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc. The family from Mexico have a daughter who got into an accident after falling off a ladder so now she has a brain injury. The best school for her was in America, so the father found a job in a mushroom farm that would sponsor his Visa. The neighbor boy falls in love with her. It is a sweet story focusing on relationships like between a husband and a wife, a parent and a child, and first love. I haven't read the ending yet, and I am hoping it ends good. I'm afraid something bad will happen because there is a villain in the book. I don't want him hurting the girl from Mexico. Update: I finished the book and the ending is sad, but I still recommend this book.


Advent of the Savior, a Lifeguide Bible Study, edited by Cindy Bunch. My family and I started this study the week of Thanksgiving. We answer the questions on our own time. I help my mom write down her answers. She has arthritis and something wrong with her brain so she needs help to do it. I enjoy spending time with her, and doing something that is "deep." It reminds me of what it used to be like with my mom when she was well. The study is about the different perspectives within the story of Jesus. Week 1 talks about the prophecy of the messiah in Isaiah. Week 2 is the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth when Zechariah saw an angel. Week 3 is when Mary saw an angel. Week 4 is Joseph and the Angel. Week 5 is Jesus' Birth. The last week is when the wise men visit Jesus. I think this study is good to keep the mind on what is important this season: Jesus came to our world. A light shone in the darkness.


Children of the Day by Beth Moore: This is another Bible study I am finishing up this month. I did this with the Women's Bible Study group at my church. This is the first study I have done with them. I really liked it! It came with a DVD we watched once a week. It was very powerful. I felt like it helped us go through scripture in a way that related to us personally. It wasn't easy at times. She touched on some powerful topics like sexual sin. It was intense when we studied the end times and the anti-christ. One person said she had trouble sleeping after that study! There was about a week of lessons on being involved in a ministry and I felt like God was talking to me about how I could use my gifts somehow. I am looking into getting involved at my church. I used to teach Sunday School and I used to work at a school. I think I am gifted with children. I have to step out of my comfort zone and get involved even when it seems scary and unknown to me.



This is my swimming suit and swimsuit coverup/dress. They are plus size bought at Forever 21. I have enjoyed swim aerobics. I was nervous to go at first because I am overweight. It feels embarrassing sometimes to be in a swimsuit, but I just look at the other people and no one looks like a skinny model with a perfect body. It is fun listening to the music and doing the different exercises. We do aerobic workout at first. Then we do strengthening exercises with the floating weights. They float in the water. Next, we do exercises with the noodle. Lastly, we stretch. I like to get in the hot tub at the very end. It feels good on the muscles. The class is 3 days a week. I have been trying to go each time. I feel good when I do. I have been losing weight, so I know this is a good form of exercise for me and it isn't hard on the joints. It's fun!


These are the things I use at night generally.

1. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser: This is a nice, basic face wash. It is for sensitive skin. I got this at Ulta.
2. Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream: I use this at night for a moisturizer. In the day I like to use CeraVe. I got this at Walgreens.
3. L'Oreal Revitalist Eye Cream: I put this on at night too when I remember. You can also put this on before you do your makeup. It helps concealer go on better. I don't remember where I got this. I think you can find them at the drugstore where L'Oreal products are sold.
4. Up and Up Eye Makeup Remover: This is a cheaper version of the Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover. You can get this at Target.


This is the stuff I use in the shower.
1. Loma Daily Shampoo: This was recommended to me from the lady that colored my hair. It has no sulfates, paragons or glutens. I like to have a lather in my hair, so you need a bunch of the shampoo to get a lather.
2. Enjoy Therapeutic Volumizing Conditioner: This is ideal for fine and thinning hair. It tingles a little bit and feels cooling on the scalp. I got this at Super Cuts.
3. Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel in Island Berry Breeze: This has vitamin E and olive butter. This smells good and makes my skin moisturized.
4. Dial Hibiscus Water Body Wash: This is so moisturizing. My skin doesn't flake off when I get out of the shower. I love this stuff. It has a floral smell.



This is my video on Youtube of me talking about my favorites for this month if you want to see me in action. Please leave a comment! I love to get comments. What was your favorite thing in November?




Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holiday Makeup Look: Sparkly Eye


This is my look I'm wearing to the Thanksgiving party I'm going to today. I was inspired to do this by Stephanie Ledda on Youtube.


I used a cranberry matte berry on my lip. Revlon Ultra HD Matte in Kisses.

Here is the video I created...



This is what I did to get the look.

1. Warm light brown shade in my crease

2. Cooler more neutral toned matte brown in the crease

3. Dark matte chocolate brown, made a wing on the sides of my eyes. This part was tricky you might want to watch Stephanie's video or my video to see how to do this step.

5. Matte black on top of the chocolate brown wing

6. Beige shimmer on the eyelid part that isn't dark

7. Bronzer in the crease

8. Creamy white matte shade under the brow

9. You can use a makeup wipe to clean under the eyes and the edges of the wings.

10. Black liquid liner, upper lash line, small wing, a thin eye against the lashes

11. Gold glitter liner on the beige color on the lid

12. Mascara

13. Warm light brown shade used on the crease on the lower lash line

14. A little bit of the matte black on the outer corner of the lower lash line

15. Bronzer

16. Coral blush

17. Golden highlighter on the nose, cheekbones, above eyebrows, and in the tear ducts

18. Nude Lip Liner

19. Cranberry matte lip is what I used. Stephanie used a darker lip.

20. Setting spray

I hope you like my holiday look! I pray you are all blessed and well this time of year. May you have peace of mind and heart. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pretty Orange Fall Leaf Eye Makeup Look



I found this old fall video by MakeupByAlli that I had copied the look in 2012. It was in one of my Fall Makeup Looks list on my blog. I have been revisiting these looks and copying them using makeup I have now. (I haven't kept all of my old makeup.) 

Here is the video where I have copied or you could say learned from: 




This look was not hard to do. Here are the steps I took to make this look.

1. She used the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette. I don't have this palette, but I have similar colors. I used what I have. I'll list what she used and then I'll say what I used along side.

Vanilla, under brow - The Balm Balmsai Palette in Wipe Out

2. Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée - Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Salted Caramel. She mixed this with Caramel from the Amrezy Palette. My dupe for this is Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Peanut Butter. She put these two colors in the crease.

3. Caramel, outer crease

4. Makeup Geek Purely Naked, inner lid - Milani Bella Eye Shadow in Cappuccino

5. Morocco, center of lid - Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Wrath

6. Lorac Pro Palette in Sable, outer lid - I have this palette. I recommend it.

7. Deep Plum - The Balm Nude'tude Palette in Sexy. She mixed this with LBD (Little Black Dress) from the Amrezy Palette. I have a matte black from an old Wet 'n Wild Palette called Greed. She put these two colors in the outer corner.

8. Morocco, over top dark color to blend it out. I skipped this step and just used a clean fluffy brush to blend it out.

9. Legend - Sephora Storylook Palette in Jasmine eyeshadow is Sand in the Glass. This is a pale golden beige shade slightly metallic. I put this in the tear ducts.

10. She used a black gel liner and blended it out with her finger. I used my matte black eye shadow and ran it along the upper lash line.

11. Mascara

12. She put on false lashes. I skipped this step. I still have not experimented with false lashes. I might get the Target Advent Calendar with comes with a pair of lashes. That might be fun.

13. She used the black gel liner to make a wing. I took my black eye shadow and made a wing, but one of my eyes started to water and was erasing part of the wing, so I decided to use my NYX Matte Liquid Liner in black to go over top the wings to make them more permanent. Using the eye shadow first made it easier for me to do the wings because using liquid liner seems so permanent.

14. Powder

15. Bronzer

16. MAC Peaches Blush - I used Flower Cosmetics Peach Blush. I don't know if this is a dupe, but it is a pretty peach blush.

17. Becca Moonstone Highlighter, top of cheekbones - The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

18. Nude glossy lips. I used a nude lip by Revlon, but when I took the picture it had all worn off.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fall Makeup Look Pretty for Blue or Green Eyes



Here is the look I did for tonight. It was copying a video made in 2009 by a popular youtube at the time named sayanythingbr00ke. I like how it came out. These are the steps to create the look.

1. MAC Painterly Paint Pot from lashes to brow. I used Jordana Continuous Almond Eyeshadow Pencil 2. MAC Naked Lunch, under brow. I used the pink e/s from Wet 'n Wild Walking On Eggshells 3. MAC Tete a Tint, transition color between the underbrow and the crease. She said this shadow is similar to MAC Soft Brown. I used the light brown shadow from an old Wet 'n Wild palette called Vanity. 4. MAC Deck Chair Pigment, lid. She said this color is similar to Stila Kitten or Urban Decay Sin. Also she wet the brush. 5. MAC Deep Damson, outer corner and outer crease. She said this color is similar to MAC Fig 1. I used from The Balm Nude'tude Palette the color Sexy. 6. MAC Maroon Pigment, outer crease. I used Sephora Cinderella Palette in Maiden. 7. She put Deep Damson on the lower lash line. I forgot to do that! I was going to go back and do it after I put on concealer. I wore Maybelline Fit Me Blush in #15. Urban Decay Lip Junkie Gloss in Midnight Cowboy

This is the video I got the look from:



Here is my video:


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Burgundy Eye with a Wing



My look for tonight was inspired by a video on the Chanel channel on Youtube. A look created in 2014 by Lisa Eldridge.



I copied the look using eye shadows I already have in my collection that were similar to the Chanel shadows. I made another tutorial for youtube showing what I did on my face if you want to check it out. 



Here are the steps I was following to get the same look...

1. Chanel Hesitation #106, lid: Wet 'n Wild Knock on Wood, eyelid color. A warm burgundy with a pearl finish

2. Chanel Pulsion #112, outer corner, lower lash line: Stila Improvise from In The Moment Palette. A deep neutral plum with a satin finish.

3. Chanel Exultation #108, center of lid. Urban Decay Spectrum Palette in Backlash. A cool fuchsia with a matte finish.

4. Chanel Admiration #114, inner corner. The Balm Balm Voyage Palette in D1. A warm yellow with a pearl finish.

5. Chanel Sensation #102, under brow. Urban Decay Mariposa Palette in Skimp. A warm beige with a satin finish.

6. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing

7. Mascara

8. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Aura #96. I used Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum.

9. Chanel Blush in Innocence #160. I wore Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pretty Golden Eye and Plum Lip


I had fun playing with my makeup today and filming another tutorial. This look turned out really pretty. I copied a video by Tanya Burr using cheaper makeup than her, but it still came out looking nice. I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold and put The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter on the top. I used NYX Matte Liquid Liner in Black. In the crease I put my bronzer and I also put it on the lower lash line. For lips I wore Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum. Tanya wore a dark vampy lip. I think this suits me better. For blush I wore Milani Romantic Rose Blush.

Here is my tutorial, if you want to see it. I was so happy the liquid liner went on ok!


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Autumn Makeup Look Inspired by Tanya Burr



This is a look I copied from an old Tanya Burr video. It was really simple to do. Here are the steps...

1. MAC Vanilla, warm beige with satin finish, under the eyebrows. I used Too Faced White Peach from the Sweet Peach Palette

2. MAC Patina, warm gold with frost finish, eye lid. I used the 2nd eye shadow color from Wet 'n Wild Nude Awakening Palette. This was a limited edition palette, but you might have it like I do.

3. MAC Satin Taupe, warm taupe with frost finish, outer 1/2 of eyelid and outer part of the crease. I used The Balm Nude'tude Palette in the color Selfish.

4. Blend out the edges.

5. Bronzer in the crease. I used Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

6. Liquid Liner, upper lash line

7. Mascara

Lipstick: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Addiction

Here is the video I made of when I applied my makeup. I think it's fun watching people put on their makeup. Somehow it is relaxing to me.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

October Favorites


My favorites for TV this month is Once Upon A Time on Netflix. I am not up to date with the series. I went some time without watching it. I think that season 7 is on TV, and 6 is on Netflix. I'm in season 5 where the gang is in the Underworld and battling Hades' antics. I don't know why, but I just like this show. It keeps me entertained when I am eating lunch for a few moments. I have always liked fairy tales, and I guess that hasn't gone away with age.


This is the book I read for this month. It was so good. It takes place in the 1700-1800's. At first you get to know Mr. Whitaker and a little bit of his life, but that is just the beginning. The main character is his daughter, Alma. She is a botanist, and her life is fascinating. You get to learn about her and the people she meets up until her old age. I read this for my book club, and I was surprised to learn that about half of the people in the club liked the book, and half didn't like the book. There are some sexual situations in the book that offended people. It didn't bother me, but I can see how some people might be disturbed. I thought the book was really well written, and it seemed so real to me. I felt like I was really taken to a different time and place. I like it when a book can do that.



My favorite singer for the month is Jeremy Camp. He is a Christian singer I got to see him in concert. This is the first Christian concert I have ever been to. I wasn't sure how I would like it. I wondered if maybe the music wouldn't be as good as you hear on the radio. I know that for some famous singers that is the case. They look good, but they aren't very good singers. Well, Jeremy Camp is very talented. And his is the real deal. He has a powerful voice. I was surprised at all the songs I knew of his. He has done a lot of good songs. It felt like a worship service. The concert was held in a church. And Jeremy started out his career with leading worship for churches. He spoke to and it was all inspired by God. It was like a church service only tons more people than attend a regular church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Face of the Day: Fall Everyday Glam



I like my makeup for today. I thought I would share with you. It was really easy. I will tell you what makeup I used and then say a little description of the color so if you want to try out this look using the makeup you have in your collection you can do so.

1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in Puree in the crease. It's a medium caramel-brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish.

2. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Salted Caramel, crease. This color is warm-toned, medium orange with hints of brown and a matte finish.

3. Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Puddin', outer crease. This color is a warm taupe with a matte finish.

4. Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Shadow Box, outer lid and outer crease. This is a deep, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish.

5. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in Puree, lid

6. Blend it all out

7. Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Shadow Box, upper lash line, wing

8. Puree, lower lash line

9. Shadow Box, lower lash line

10. Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Butter Pecan, tear ducts. This color is a warm gold with metallic finish.

11. Nude Lip Liner, line and fill in lips

12. Lip Gloss on top

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Face of the Day with Wet 'n Wild Coral Lipstick


Here is my look for today. I copied Kathleen Light's tutorial...


I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette for the eyes. For blush Hard Candy Fox in a Box and for lips Wet 'n Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Lipstick in Coral Corruption.

Here are the steps of what I did to create my look. The same steps Kathleen did...

1. Georgia, fluffy blending brush into the crease
2. Puree, outer 1/3 of lid and crease
3. Luscious, entire lid with a flat shader brush
4. Summer Yum, outer 1/3 of lid and crease
5. Georgia to blend all of it out
6. White Peach, highlight under brows
7. Luscious and White Peach, tear ducts
8. Face Primer
9. Foundation
10. Concealer
11. Powder
12. Brown Eye Liner, tightline and waterline
13. Summer Yum, lower lash line with a pencil brush
14. Brown Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
15. Mascara
16. Contour
17. Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush
18. Highlight top of cheekbones, around eyes, above eyebrows, down the nose, cupid's bow
19. Setting Spray
20. Coral lips, Wet 'n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick in Coral Corruption

Here is the video of me putting on the look...




Monday, October 9, 2017

Face of the Day with Wet 'n Wild's New Eye Liner


This is my look for today. My eye liner went on really well and it was the inexpensive one by Wet 'n Wild. It is also cruelty-free! It's called On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil in the color You're the Yin. It went on like a dream in my waterline, and it stayed on too! I got mine from Walgreens.


I used these three palettes for the eye look. To the left is Lorac Pro Palette, to the north east is Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, and to the south east is Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. 

Here are the steps I took to create my look:

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer (Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus)

4. Eye Primer (Milani Eye Shadow Primer)

5. Powder (Rimmel Stay Matte Powder)

6. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Salted Caramel in the crease

7. Urban Decay Naked 3 in Nooner on the lid

8. Clean big fluffy brush to blend out the edges

9. Lorac Pro Palette in Taupe, to blend out in the crease

10. Lorac Pro, Cream, under the brow

11. Lorac Pro, Espresso and Black colors mixed together onto the upper lash line

12. Mascara

13. Urban Decay Naked 3, Nooner, with a flat eyeliner brush close to the roots of the lashes

14. Used a pencil brush and Lorac Pro Palette in Taupe to blend out the lower lash line

15. Lorac Pro, Espresso and Black shadows on the outer 2/3 of lower lash line

16. Wet 'n Wild Black Eye Liner in the waterline

17. Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour my cheeks, the top of forehead, and my nose


18. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso 


19. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer as my highlighter

20. Nude Lip Liner

21. Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, It was worn off by the time I took the picture. But this isn't available anymore anyway.

You can imagine what kind of lip would look good with my eyes. I think a nudey pink looks good.

I had a good day today. I hope you did too. We need to end our days counting our blessings. That way we can sleep good at night, instead of being up worrying about our life or what is happening in the world around us.



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Getting ready to go to Oregon Ducks Football Game!!!!!

I have never been to a college football game before. I don't know what it will be like. I imagine there will be tons of people there. The game is the Ducks vs. a Washington team. I'm guessing a swarm of Washtonians will be coming down to Eugene, OR. There will be lots of people, and it will be very loud. I don't know where we will be seated. The people I'm going with I don't know very well. They go to my church, and they seem like really nice people. To be honest I am a bit nervous, but I'm trying to look at it as being excited.



This is my makeup look. I drew on my lower lashes! It looks really natural doesn't it? I used Physicians Formula Brown Liquid Liner. My tear ducts I have Stila's Kitten. My blush is Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. And my lipstick is Maybelline Almond Rose #565.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sweet Peach Palette for Fair Skin and Red Hair


Today I did a look by Summer Mckeen. She is a young Youtuber that is also from Oregon.


These are the steps I to create this look...

1. Using the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette take Candied Peach and Summer Yum on the lid.

2. Summer Yum, lower lash line

3. Nectar in the tearduct. You can use your pinkie finger.

4. Just Peachy and Bellini in the middle of the lid

5. Charmed, I'm Sure, crease

6. Georgia, top of crease/browbone

For blush Summer used Benefit Rockateur. My dupe is Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amour.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

First day of October manicure

I treated myself today by giving myself a manicure.



The polish I used was Essie Romper Room. The color is pink, I wanted a calming color, and we were getting ready to visit the neighbors and give the little girl there a t-shirt we bought her from the beach, so I thought the name was fitting. I like the nest hanging on our garage that's why I included it in the background.

I hope you all have a warm, peaceful or exciting (depending on what you want/need) for the month of October.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

What I Got at the Beach


This video is my shortest one yet! It's only 2 minutes. So I am just showing what I got on my beach trip. I thought people might be interested.

1. Mo's pink hoodie. Mo's is my favorite restaurant. It's at different locations, but my favorite one is in Cannon Beach. It is right by the ocean. Beautiful views. And the food is so delicious.

2. S+L beautiful beach bracelet

3. Sugar free taffy

4. Jane Buck Collection card: I bought for one of my cousin's birthdays is in December. The colors remind me of her. I think she will love it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Pretty Green Look ~Inspired by Jaclyn Hill


Today I copied a look by Jaclyn Hill. I don't have the Morphe Jaclyn Hill palette. I just used what eyeshadows I already had. I love Temptalia's blog because she has swatches of the colors, describes them, and lists a bunch of dupes for each shade in case you already own them. To do this look I had all the colors except for the orange yellow color. I tried to mix a red and yellow to make one, but it didn't look right. I think if I were to do this look again I would just use Too Faced's Peanut Butter in the crease and not worry about the Creamsicle color.

This is the video I copied...


Here are the dupes I found...

1. Pukey: Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Peanut Butter

2. Central Park: Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in Charmed, I'm Sure

3. Mocha: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Milk Chocolate

4. Diva: L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald

5. Enchanted: Maybelline Color Explosion Palette in Forest Fury (not sold in stores anymore)

6. Pool Party: Disney Sephora The Little Mermaid Palette in Caspian Sea (this was limited edition)

7. Enlight: Disney Sephora The Little Mermaid Palette in Sea Shells


The blush I used was The Balm In Stain Blush in Houndstooth.

The lip combo I am wearing is Maybelline Almond Rose #565 and Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Cassis.

If you want to see the process I went through in creating this look here is my video of me doing it.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

September Favorites




1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Art by Ellen Forney

I read this book for a book club I am attending at my local library tonight. It is written for young adults, but I think it is very powerful and well written, so it is good for adults too. I've read a review on goodreads.com (where you can read reviews and write them for whatever book you want) that some people think it is too adult for young adults, but I think it depends on the person reading. The main character in the book is Junior and he is a freshman in high school and is going through puberty so that may offend certain types of people. It is about a boy that is an Indian and he lives on a reservation. He decides to change schools and go to a school that is in a nearby small town that has white people because their educational system is better than the school on his reservation. He is seen as a traitor by a lot of the people in his neighborhood. A lot of things happen. A lot of heartbreak, and this book could leave you in tears, but there is a lot of humor in it as well. It is such a good book! I recommend it.


2. Children of the Day by Beth Moore

I am starting out doing this Bible study by Beth Moore. The women's Bible study at my church is reading it. We have different things to do as an individual to work through this workbook a few pages every day to read in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and answer questions. And then we meet in the Bible study once a week to watch a video of Beth Moore teaching, and we discuss in a group as well what we are learning about and how our lives relate to the study. I have done a study by her before with my friend Mary Lou who recently passed away, and it was really good too about breaking the chains. So I am excited to learn a lot doing this study. I like how she teaches what the original Greek works mean.


3. Ghostbusters 2016

My family rented this movie this month and I thought it was so funny! I think I had heard it got bad reviews and that it wasn't as good as the first two Ghostbusters movies, so I didn't want to see it. On a whim we rented it, and 2/3 people liked it. It is very silly humor. I like the women who starred in it initially, so I thought I may like this one because I like that sense of humor. All the original Ghostbusters make appearances in the movie too, so it is fun to see when they pop up. It wasn't too scary that it freaked me out too bad. Lately, I have not been in the mood to watch real horror movies, so this was more funny to me than scary and that was what I wanted.



4. Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

This is on my favorites again. I keep using and loving this palette. I love the beautiful colors. Look at those colors! It is like the colors from a leaf that is changing colors. A lot of the Youtube makeup tutorials I have been getting inspired by are using colors like that are in this palette, so I have been using it to copy the looks.



5. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

I got this palette for my birthday this month, and I love the colors of peach, oranges, browns, and there is a green and purple too. These colors also remind me of the fall. I have been looking up Youtube videos that people have made using this palette. It is so much fun. It is my hobby. Also, I think the colors look good with my coloring. I am an Autumn person.


6. Bath & Body Works Leaves Candle

I have seen and heard people talk about this candle for years on Youtube. I have watched people's hauls and people talking about how much they love Bath and Body Works candles. I have never gotten their candles before, so with my birthday money I bought two candles. I wanted to get Leaves because I was so curious. It smells so good! It does remind me of the fall. It smells like berries, apples, and nectar. One candle can fill up so many rooms of my home!


7. Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle

I have gotten a pumpkin candle before, so I had a good idea I would enjoy this scent. I love the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin.


8. Jenny Craig

These are pumpkin cakes and the pumpkin loaf that are available now at Jenny Craig. They are so good! I am amazed at how good the food manages to be there even though it is diet food. It helps me to stick with the program because the food tastes good, it is convenient to make, and it teaches me what appropriate portion sizes are. I have lost almost 15 lbs now doing the program. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm not going to give up this time! In the past I have felt overwhelmed and defeated, and I would give up. I am learning that even this is a huge mental challenge to get healthy, it is doable and I may slip up from time to time, but I can't just start over again the next time I eat. And make healthy choices the next day. It helps me to meet with my consultant. Also, the Jenny Craig forum has helped encourage me.



9. What A Beautiful Name (Lyric Video) by Hillsong Worship

This is a holy song. It gives me chills sometimes when I listen to it. It helps me feel calm when I am driving, and the words are so powerful. 

Here are some of the words...

You were the word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ
What a beautiful name it is
What a beautiful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful name it is the Name of Jesus



10. Feel It Still by Portugal, The Man (lyric video)

This has a good beat. It's a song that you have to move to when you hear it. It is a popular song that I've heard on the pop radio station. I also heard it in Ulta (makeup store). I wanted to start dancing in the store, but I had to restrain myself. I love this song!



11. What About Us by Pink (lyric video)

Pink has such a beautiful voice. She is so talented. Her voice is moving to me. I love it when this song comes on the radio. The words are so meaningful to me.

We are search lights
We can see in the dark
We are rockets
Pointed up at the stars
We are billions of beautiful hearts
And you sold us down the river too far

What about us?
What about all the times you said you had the answers?
What about us?
What about all the broken happy ever afters?
What about us?
What about all the plans that ended in disaster?
What about love?
What about trust?
What about us?



12. Rise by Danny Gokey (lyric video)

This is another inspiring, Christian song. I love it when I am listening to Pandora radio and this song comes on when I am walking. Here are some of it's lyrics...

There's a brokenness inside of you
There's a wound that still reminds you
Of the fear, shame and rejection
You have seen it
You have seen it

You know it's time to get up
But your heart's paralyzed you're so stuck
You're past the point of trying again
You're defeated
You're defeated

But something inside you can't deny
You hear the call of your Creator
Made you for more, unlock the door
I wanna restore your glory

So rise
Breaking the dark, piercing the night
You were made to shine
An army of hope bringing the world
A radiant light
A radiant light
You were made to rise



I made a video and posted it onto Youtube showing my favorites if you want to see what I look like and sound like in real life. I am nervous in the video, so I say "um" a lot I noticed, but if you can get past that you might like this video. Also, please leave comments on my blog or underneath the video. I don't get very many comments so I would love to hear what your favorite things were for the month of September. Count your blessings! And it is fun to share.






















Saturday, September 23, 2017

Simple and Sweet Everyday Autumn Look


I think this is a simple, pretty look with fall colors. I liked how this turned out. I was copying a look by SMLx0 or Stephanie Ledda on Youtube that she did last year.


I love her tutorials and I love her personality. I think she is so cool.

Here are the steps I took to create this look.

1. A medium brown with yellow undertones and a matte finish on the crease

2. A medium dark red brown with warm undertones and a matte finish on the outer crease. I used Summer Yum from Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette.

3. A soft, light-medium yellow gold frost on the lid.

4. The medium brown used on the crease put on the lower lash line.

5. A dark purple-burgundy with warmer undertones and a satin finish on the lower lash line. I used the color Delectable from the Sweet Peach Palette.

6. I did all the face makeup.

7. I put a highlighter on and I put it in the tear ducts.

8. I used Covergirl's Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable. Steph used Tarte Sensual Blush which is a medium peach-brown with warm undertones and it is a semi-matte finish.

9. Jordana Lip Liner in Rock and Roll

10. I used Maybelline Almond Rose matte lipstick in #565. Steph used Gerard Cosmetics 1995.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Warm Brown Fall Makeup Tutorial Using Modern Renaissance Palette


This is another look I find that is inspired by SMLx0 or Stephanie Ledda on Youtube. She did a look last year using the ABH Mario Master Palette and I found I had similar colors and I could copy her look using mainly the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette.



I downloaded another video of me getting ready on Youtube. The reason why it is so long is because I don't know how to edit the video. I just know how to record myself, and then upload it onto Youtube. It's fun for me to do it, and I think I learn more about applying makeup when i record myself and watch it back. I encourage you to do it if you are studying makeup! You don't need to put it on Youtube of course, but it is fun to watch and to see how makeup transforms your face.

These are the steps of what I did.

1. Tape sides of face.

2. Realgar from Modern Renaissance Palette in the crease, it is a medium-dark orange brown, matte shade

3. Warm Taupe in the crease, it is a medium taupe-brown, matte warm undertones

4. Too Faced Sugar and Spice Palette in Chocolate Cake, You can use any warm dark brown, matte color. I put this along the tape and upper lash line, outer v and dragged it in. This step was difficult for me because I felt like the eyes did not match.

5. Primavera from Modern Renaissance on the lid. This is a light-medium, frosted warm gold.

6. Chocolate Cake, along upper lash line and tape again

7. Cream or yellow highlight under brow blend it down with the crease color. I used the cream from Lorac Pro Palette.

8. Realgar, lower lash line

9. Chocolate Cake, outer lower lash line

10. Lashes

11. Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable

12. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer on the highlights of the face and tear ducts

13. Nude Lip Liner. I used Jordana Tawny.

14. Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Almond Rose #565

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everyday Fall Look Using Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette



This is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette with Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso and Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait



This is my makeup for today using my new Sweet Peach palette! I had seen a number of videos on Youtube using it, so as I normally do on my birthday I decided to get this makeup palette. I am so excited now, so expect to see a lot of posts and tutorials using it as I create looks with it and get inspired by other people's tutorials.

These are the steps I used to create my look. It wasn't difficult.

1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, Puree, crease

2. Bellini, outer 1/2 of the lid. I wet my brush with Mario Badescu spray. You can use water or MAC Fix Plus, Elf mist and set spray or any kind of spray you have.

3. Luscious, inner 1/2 of lid

4. Puree, lower lash line

5. Charmed, I'm Sure, outer half of upper lash line

6. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

7. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny, lined lips and filled them in

8. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

This is the video of me putting on my makeup for today...