Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cheaper Alternatives to a Summery/Fall Look by Casey Holmes


I took pictures to show my look, but I'm having trouble posting them. I put them on my twitter account. I don't tweet all the time, so you should be able to find the pictures right off the bat. My name is @sarahkay612 on twitter.

I don't get any of this makeup sent to me.

1. Tape eyes. Watch the video to see how she does it.

2. Cream shade to match skin tone, to set her eyes. I put on eye primer.

3. Shade mixing cream and orange. For a good matte orange I used the Milani Bella Eye Shadow in Mandarin. That's an affordable one from the drugstore. She put this in the crease.

4. Matte orange-yellow shadow. I took the yellow brow bone shade in Wet 'n Wild's Poster Child and mixed it with Peanut Butter in the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. She put this in the crease and outer corner next to the tape.

5. I didn't have a bright matte orange, so I mixed the red and yellow shades in my Wet 'n Wild Poster Child palette. I think it is still available.

6. She used a matte green, a forest sort of shade. And put next to the orange on her lid. I used a green I have from one of the Maybelline palettes. I'm not sure if they still have it. It is Maybelline Color Explosion in Forest Fury.

7. It looks like she is browning up the orange in her outer crease and so I'm mixing a brown with another matte orange I have. Both are from Kat Von D's Monarch Palette. The two colors on the left of the palette.

8. Bright matte yellow on the inner part of the lid. I used the yellow in the Wet 'n Wild Poster Child palette. It isn't as pigmented as the shadow she used, but I just got a lot of the product onto my brush and made it work.

9. Blend in the yellow to the other colors, but don't blend it away too much.

10. I added more brown into the outer crease and crease. Just a little to get it to match her's.

11. Pull off tape.

12. Brown liquid liner upper lash line, wing. Just follow the line that your eye shadow made that the tape revealed. I didn't have the same brown as she did, but my cheaper alternative is Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner in Deep Brown.

13. Face Primer

14. Foundation

15. Concealer

16. Powder. She used a sponge. Just put it onto the concealer to set it into place. Then a big powder brush for the rest of the face.

17. Contour (I skipped contour).

18. Blush. She used Tarte Blush in Sensual. I used Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose. It is the blush with the rose embossed to it.

19. Golden highlight, tops of cheekbones, around the eye, also above eyebrow, cupid's bow

20. Eye Brows

21. She put on false lashes. I curled my lashes and put on mascara.

22. Brown eye shadow on lower lash line. I used the same brown used on my lid.

23. Yellow around the tear ducts of my eyes, using a pencil brush, and the same color I used for my lid.

24. Lip Liner. I used a rose one. Jordana's Easy Liner for Lips in Rock 'n' Rose.

25. Nude Liquid Lipstick. I used Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Seduction.

26. Peach Lip Topper - You can also use a peach lip gloss, and get the same effect. Jordana Lip Out Loud Gloss in TTYL.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summery Warm Everyday Look


This look reminds me of a monarch butterfly. My pictures don't really show the colors as well as I would like. If you want to check out the video you will see the colors so much better. I copied All That Fresh's tutorial...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shpPmdfuc5Q if you want to see where I based the look on.

This is what I did to achieve this look.

1. For my face primer I used Pixi Flawless & Poreless.

2. Foundation: Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir in Ivory.

3. Milani Eyeshadow Primer

4. Matte cream eye shadow into the crease.

5. Satin orange shade in the crease. I used Milani Bella Mandarin Eye Shadow.

6. Shimmery medium copper on the outer half of the lid.

7. Metallic light-medium, gold on the inner half of the lid.

8. Matte dark brown in the outer lid and outer crease. I blended this out. I blended out all the shadows, so there would be no harsh lines.

9. Concealer: Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus Concealer under eye and clean up the edge of lid.

10. Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent

11. Light cream, matte eye shadow under eye brow.

12. Matte black eye shadow, line upper lash line and wing it out.

13. I used the same shadow I used for my outer lid, the copper on my lower lash line.

14. I used the gold shade from my inner half on the inner part of my lower lash line.

15. Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown

16. Contour/Bronzer: Benefit Hoola

17. Blush: The Balm Hot Mama

18. Highlight: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

19. Lip Liner: Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny

20. Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lip Color 565 Almond Rose

Saturday, August 5, 2017

July Favorites

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


It has been so long since I've watched this movie. It is so good! My mom rented it from Netflix and we had a sort of slumber party watching it. I love these movies from my teenage years that are so heartfelt and have such a great story. I think I got something from it seeing it again as an adult compared to what I loved about it as a teen, but the movie is still amazing. It makes me want to rent other movies like this I used to love back in the 90's. I really related to Naomi Judd's character as a woman who also has mental health issues.

Valerian and the 1000 Planets


This movie was so fun and so cool! I loved it! I felt like it was the perfect summer movie to see in the theaters. I guess it didn't get good reviews, and it didn't get as much viewing as they had anticipated, but I didn't read the reviews. I saw it got sort of an average amount of stars, but I thought I would like it anyway. It had AMAZING graphics! I saw the regular version, not the 3D one. And the story was fun. I love it when there is a strong female lead. This movie is based off of a graphic novel that takes place in the future where they are sort of fighting crime I guess and they are partners relying on each other and doing the right thing. It's sort of a mystery because they don't know what exactly is going on, but we as the audience know more. I feel like I'm doing a terrible job describing this movie. It's a science fiction type with different kinds of aliens. It really appealed to my imagination and I felt like I went soaring off into the galaxy.


Karena + Katrina Beach Waves Sea Salt Texture Spray: This is made by the Tone It Up girls. They make exercise videos on Youtube. This makes my hair really curly. I just spray a little bit into my hands and scrunch my hair. I can't spray it onto my hair or else it will be too much product since my hair is really fine. It smells really good too like coconuts.


The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer: This is my favorite golden highlighter.

Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter in Light/Iridescent. This is a pretty liquid highlighter that looks really natural on the skin.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer: Here is my little sample of it. I have the original one and it looks like a natural bronze on my skin.

Even though I see all these videos of people trying out different highlighters and bronzers, I feel like I only need my Mary-Lou Manizer and Hoola bronzer. 


Covergirl True Naked Goldens Palette: If I want to do a simple eye look this palette is really easy to create a look with. I like the 2nd and 4th color as shimmery lid colors and the 3rd one for the crease. This is also handy for traveling.


Koreas Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Moisturizer: I went to Sephora and asked for recommendations and the woman working in the skin care section gave me a sample of this. The ingredients are very good for you.

Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night Reinforced Nighttime Emulsion: This night cream works so well. I can tell that it helps nourish my skin because it looks better in the morning. It feels good and smells good. 








Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Coppery Fire Eyes Inspired by Kathleen Lights


So this look is based on the look Kathleen did for this chatty get ready with me using new makeup, including the new palette by Marc Jacobs Scandalust. I used my own shadows to mimic this palette. These are the steps Kathleen and I took to create this look. I'll show you what I did and a little of what she did. I love her personality, and enjoyed this video as well. She says how she is not a makeup artist, and I know she is not a professional but she is an artist in her own way, so I will call her a makeup artist.

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Bronzer. She used a glory one. I payed close attention to how she bronzed up her skin. I want to make it look natural on me. I made sure to blend it out.

6. Blush. She used a couple products. I've been loving the Flower Pots Powder Blush in PB2 Peach Primrose. You can get Flower Beauty makeup at Walmart. I think this is a pretty summery color and looks good on my coloring.

7. The warm brown crease shade she used I found the dupe on Temptalia's website that I own which is in the Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette in Mousse. I put this in my crease and blended it onto the lid and outer v. She called this the transition shade.

8. Next she took the color Little Miss and put it on the outer lid, so I put a little bit of this and blended it inwards so that eventually the outer 1/3 of my lid had this dark shade on it. The dupe I found on Temptalia's blog was Sexy from The Balm Nude'tude Palette.

9. On the lid she put a red, fiery, copper metallic shade. I found in my own collection that Milani Bella Copper is really close and a drugstore dupe! I used my finger to apply the color. I put it all over my lid, but it didn't cover up the Sexy color that was on there.

10. She went back in with the shade similar to Mousse in the crease to blend out the lid and so you can see the crease when your eye is open. At least that's what I did because I have slightly hooded eyes, I wanted it to be a little above the crease.

11. She went back and intensified the reddish/copper shade, but I found that I didn't need to. It was already looking really pigmented.

12. She also went and added more of the Little Miss shade, but I didn't feel like I needed too because it was already looking pretty intense on my eye.

13. She put the Mousse color on her lower lash line.

14. Next she took the cranberry color on her lower lashes. I have an old Wet 'n Wild Palette called Petal Pusher that has a cranberry color that I used.

15. Very close to the lashes and kept on the outer corners she put Little Miss.

16. Next, she highlighted under the brows. You can do this if you want to. I went for it and took a light shimmery champagne color and put it under, but then I blended it out underneath the color. I used Too Faced Sugar & Spice in Champagne Truffle.

17. Mascara

18. I used the Champagne Truffle on my tear ducts.

19. She took a dark color and put a lip gloss on top to tone it down. I don't have the same shades, but I didn't want those colors. I wanted something that matched me and my eyes and my coloring, so I found a dark lip liner that I liked and put a peachy lip gloss on top of it and it went with the rest of my face.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer's Day Look Inspired by Eman


I love Eman! She is a professional makeup artist. This is just an everyday type of look. She was sponsored by Laura Mercier, so all the products are that brand. I am just using my own stuff, but I created this pretty look I wore today doing every day type of stuff in sunny, hot, summer weather.

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Contour face, the 3 e method is like you make a 3 motion from forehead and temples, to cheeks, to under jaw and same on other side. She also put the matte bronzer on crease of eye and lower lash line.

6. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight on her eye lid. I used a warm brown eye shadow with frost finish on the lid. A dupe I found from the Christmas limited edition palette Too Faced Everything Nice in the color After Hours. It isn't exactly the same because she used a stick/cream and I used a shadow.

7. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa on the base of the upper lashes, blending it in and smudging it out with a small angle brush. I used a small angle brush and put Sable from the Lorac Pro Palette against my upper lashes. It is a warm, dark brown color with a satin finish.

8. Mascara

9. Laura Mercier in Embrace Lipstick and Opal Lip Gloss. This lip look reminded me of Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, so that is how I copied. I also like the way it feels on my lips.

10. Highlighter on top of cheekbones, nose, above eyebrow, and I used the Eco Tools Fan Brush.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Daytime Glam Peachy/Pink Look Inspired by Rachel Leary


I am copying the look she did using the stuff I already own, and not going out to buy exactly all the new stuff she is using. It is similar to her look, but without the fake lashes and looks a little more natural and appropriate for a summer's day.

1. She used an oil popular on instagram. I like to use this spray by Mario Badescu with rose water, herbs, and aloe. You can find it at Ulta. It is inexpensive. Then I put on an SPF lotion for the face.

2. She used a Too Faced primer spray. It looks really cool actually! I might want to get that for my birthday. I am using Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Primer. Just use whatever primer works for you.

3. She used a really thick foundation. I used my regular foundation I always use, Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin. I like to blend it out using my Sigma F80 Brush.

4. She used a couple of concealers by Benefit. I don't have big problems under my eyes. I just have a little bit of places to cover up and I use Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus Concealer. I like to use an Echo Tools brush to buff out the concealer. It is more precise.

5. She used a loose powder by Too Faced. I might like that. I'm not sure. I have been using for so long a powder by Rimmel that is really inexpensive. I think it works ok. It never makes me look cakey or anything. It is Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Translucent.

6. She put on Fix Plus by Mac and did her eyebrows. I don't have a setting spray and I only have been brushing my eyebrows. I like my eyebrows the way they are, and I don't feel like I need to do anything with them other than groom them.

7. She put on a matte bronzer. I like to use Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. I don't put it on my neck because I feel like that would look funny on me. I don't use fake tan, so I am really pale. I just put a little bit on places that the sun would naturally hit, so it looks like a real tan on my face.

8. For a glowy bronzer she used one by Rimmel and I did too. Mine is Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light. It is waterproof too. I put it on with a bigger powder blush on places the sun would hit. I also made sure to blend everything out so no harsh lines.

9. She used a pink blush to match the pink that would be on the eyes. She layered it over where she put the bronzer on the cheeks like at an angle and she blended it out with her sponge on the edges. I used Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink - this isn't a dupe for the blush she used, but it was the pinky shade I was looking for.

10. Highlighter. I just used the highlighter I like to use. I use it on the parts of my face that don't have too much texture. Above my eyebrows, forehead, temples, cheekbones, down the nose and tip, cupid's bow. Not on the chin because that looks too greasy I think.

11. So for her eyes she used the new palette by Makeup Geek In the Nude a collab. with makeup artist/youtuber Manny MUA. I used Temptalia's website to help me figure out what the colors were, and if I had any dupes of the shadows.

a. She put the colors Buffed and Creased on the outer lid, outer v and crease of the eye with a fluffy crease brush. For me the dupes were Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Salted Caramel and Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance in Warm Taupe. I put my brush in both shades and tapped off the excess.

b. Next, she put In the Spotlight on most of her eye except the outer lid where those other shadows were put. It was very pigmented. It looked like she got her brush wet, but she didn't show that part. My dupes for that were Milani Bella Champagne or Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Killing Jar. If you want it to be more pigmented, then wetting brush would be a good idea. I didn't do it, but it still came out looking ok.

c. She next used the color Dark Roast. I have this in a limited edition palette, Too Faced Sugar & Spice in Chocolate Cake. This is a dark warm brown with a matte finish. Put a little bit on the outer lid, outer v, and blend it out with other blending brush.

d. Take a pencil brush using Creased and go along lower lash line, leave the inner lower lash line blank for the inner highlight color we will use later. So I used Warm Taupe from the Modern Renaissance Palette.

e. Rapunzel on inner corner of eye, a little bit on lower lash line and a little bit on top of lid. This shade is cheaper if you were to get the Makeup Geek shadow. It only costs $8 and it is sold separately outside of this palette. My dupe is from a limited edition palette by Sephora Sand in the Glass from the Glass from the Jasmine Disney Palette. It is a warm gold with a frost finish. She actually didn't like it, and used her highlighter instead.

12. Mascara and fake lashes. I just put on mascara. I am happy with my lashes the way they are.

13. Nude lip liner outline lips. Just use the one that matches your natural lip color. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny is the one I used.

14. She put on different lip products that looked really cool when she was done. I used Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in 921 B Nudist Peach. I let that dry, and then applied Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Gloss in Katie.

I like Rachel Leary's makeup looks. I think she is really cool, and is an artist. This helps me to write out while I'm watching a video and preparing to create my own look. I post this on my blog because maybe it will help someone out there as well for when they do their makeup. I hope you are having a good summer and are staying cool.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Summer Glam Makeup Look Inspired by MakeupByAlli


So this is a really pretty glamorous look I found on Youtube by MakeupByAlli. You can use whatever bright lip you want. This is what I did to copy the look...

1. Face primer

2. Foundation with a sponge. Wet the sponge and then squeeze out the excess. Don't use a dry sponge.

3. Concealer on lid. It works better for me if I use an eye primer, but for some people concealer can work as a primer.

4. She used Mac Blanc Type all over the lid. I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar in Coconut Creme.

5. She used Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée in the crease and a little above so you can see it when your eye is open. I used Too Faced Chocolate Bar in Salted Caramel. She put this on the lower lash line too.

6. Next, she used Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream to blend out the edges of Creme Brûlée. This is a warm, matte peach shade.

7. She put Creme Brûlée on the outer lid.

8. Colour Pop Note to Self on outer lid and outer crease in a v shape and on the lower lash line. I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Peanut Butter.

9. Wet Brush and she applied a golden highlight.

10. Concealer

11. Powder

12. Bronzer

11. Use the golden highlighter you put on your eyes on your face to highlight the parts you want to highlight.

12. A bright matte lippie. I went for a matte red/orange lipstick, Wet 'n Wild Salsa Lessons.

Summery Day Makeup Look


This is a look by Summer Mckeen. I really like her personality. She seems really chill and down to earth. She looks like a model, I'm not sure if she is one or not. This look was soo simple, but it looks up to date and perfect for the summer. She used the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I don't have that palette, so I used my own shadows to create the look. Also, she was sponsored by Sephora and used all products from there. I'll show you what I did.

1. Moisturizer, I used one with SPF in it.

2. Eyebrows. I don't really have a lot of eye brow products. So you can use whatever you use to do your brows. I took a matte brown shadow to fill in my brows in a really, really natural way. I want my eyebrows to look natural.

3. Face Primer. I like to use Dr. Brandt's Pore's No More because of my pores and to keep my skin matte

4. Concealer, under eyes and any redness you have

5. Foundation

6. I put on powder, but she skipped this step.

7. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer or any matte bronzer you like

8. Rosey blush. I used Milani Blush in Romantic Rose 01.

9. Golden highlight on top of cheeks, temples, above eyebrows

10. Milani Eye Shadow Primer. She skipped eye primer.

11. Sweet Peach Palette by Too Faced. She mixed Puree and Summer Yum for her crease shade. I used Peanut Butter from my Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. She put it on her lid and crease.

12. She used the shade Luscious for her inner 2/3 of lids and on the tear ducts. I used a warm coppery frost color. You can also use a metallic coppery shade. Sometimes it helps to use your finger instead of a brush if you want it to stand out more.

13. She used a black waterproof eye liner on her upper lash line with no wings. I used a dark brown, matte eye shadow with a precise eye liner brush.

14. Curl lashes and apply mascara.

15. She used a natural looking matte nude color. It was Sephora Collection Rouge Lip Tint. I used a matte liquid lipstick.

16. To finish off she sprayed a setting spray all over her face. It's supposed to make the makeup last longer, sort of the same idea has hair spray. I didn't do this because I currently don't have one.



I hope you are having a good summer!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Favorites


My mom and I rented this a few days ago. It is so good. The music, the acting, the story, the way everything looks. It is a piece of art in my opinion. I really recommend it. I feel like this will be a classic in the future.


I really loved Wonder Woman. I remember when I was really little in the early 80's watching Wonder Woman. For Halloween when I was 3 years old I dressed up as her. This movie inspired me, and made me feel empowered. I know not everyone liked it for different reasons, but I thought it was really beautiful. It also reminded me of my grandpa who fought in WWII. In this movie Wonder Woman fights the nazis and ultimately she fights the god of war, Ares.


These are all my favorite things that I'm currently using that exist in the bathroom. 

1. Shampoo and Conditioner by Garner Fructis Full & Plush Paragon-free Fortifying with Pomegranate for fine or flat hair for visibly fuller hair. And it is supposed to make your hair stronger.

2. Skintimate Island Berry Breeze Shave Gel for moisturizing. It has vitamin e and olive butter. I like the way it smells too.

3. Dial Coconut Water. This is a great hydrating body wash that smells like coconut. I use a loofah with it. It is really refreshing to me.

4. Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser. It's a nice, simple face wash.

5. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. Sometimes I use this it has little scrubby beads in it and cucumber extracts. It is also oil-free. I use my wash cloth to help exfoliate my skin.

6. Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit. It exfoliates, smooths, and renews your face. It smells really good too.

7. Up & Up Eye Makeup Remover Liquid. This is a dupe for Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I get this at Target. You shake it up and remove your eye makeup gently.

8. Adapalene Gel. I got this from a dermatologist. You just need a little bit to put on pimples.

9. Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste. This is a little baby sample from my dentist.

10. Oral-B Satin Floss. I like this floss because it fits between my teeth well.


1. Body Fantasies Signature in Cotton Candy: This is a fragrance body spray you can get at Walgreens. It smells so sweet. 

2. Vera Wang Princess: I think I got this from a drugstore like Rite Aid. It has cute packaging it is a glass bottle in the shape of a heart and the lid is a jeweled crown and a ring underneath it. It smells sweet, fruity, vanilla, cacao, and white floral. 

3. Viva La Juicy from Juicy Couture: I got this from Sephora. It has a sweet and fruity smell to it too. I like the packaging on it also. I've had these perfumes for a long time.


1. Beauty Secrets Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover. This is a gentle professional formula that is safe for natural or artificial nails. I got this from Sally's Beauty Store. It works really well and you get a lot.

2. Seche Clear Base Coat. I also got this from Sally's. 

3. China Glaze Nail Polish in Flip Flop Fantasy. I currently am wearing this on my fingers and toes. It's a bright almost neon coral polish. 

4. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in 420 Pacific Blue. This is a regular blue polish that I think looks cool in the summertime.


These are some of the brushes I've been using a lot. (From left to right)

1. Sigma Large Angled Contour F40 Brush. I use this to apply blush. The bristles are soft.

2. Sigma Large Powder F30 Brush. I use this to apply powder all over face.

3. Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. This is an excellent brush to apply crease eye shadow. I think Stephanie Ledda uses it also in her videos I've noticed her use it.

4. The Balm Give Crease A Chance Brush: This is a two sided brush. The brushes are very large, so they are great for blending stuff out.

5. Elf Small Tapered Brush: I like this for highlighting and you can use it with powder to gently set under eyes. It is inexpensive and a good quality brush that has lasted a long time.

6. Real Techniques Buffing Brush: You can apply foundation with this or powder. These brushes are all good quality and soft on the skin. They have lasted me awhile.

7. Real Techniques Contour Brush: I use this to apply bronzer or I contour with it.

8. Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 Brush: I use this to buff in foundation and concealer. And I also use my fingers if there are any brush strokes. I can make it look more natural.

9. Real Techniques Sponge: I sometimes use this to blend out foundation and concealer. It sort of depends on how I'm feeling. I have had the beauty blender and I feel like this works just as well, and it is an inexpensive alternative. 

*I'm not sponsored by any of these brands. I have purchased all this stuff, they were not pr packages sent to me for free.


1. First, I cleanse my hands with a hand sanitizer. This is Magic Mirror OCD Hand Sanitizer from Fortune Cookie.

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. This is a refreshing spray to put on face before you put on any lotion or makeup. It makes your skin moist, so everything goes on better. This is sold at Ulta now.

3. Dr. Brandt Pores No More. This is a face primer. It minimizes the look of pores, absorbs oil, and mattifies shine. I put this on all the parts of my face that have noticeable pores, and where I don't want it to be shiny.  I got a baby sample from Ulta.

4. Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin. I love this foundation for matching my skin color well, feels good on my type of skin, and it lasts a long time. It covers what I want to be covered, and it is from the drugstore.

5. Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus Concealer. I like this because it feels good under the eye, and it works well. It doesn't everything you want a concealer to do. It was inexpensive, and Wet 'n Wild is cruelty free.

6. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent. I have used this powder for a long time. I keep buying the same one. It is a simple, good powder that does it's job. It never makes you look cakey. It is good to set your face with powder because if you use a powder bronzer/blush it will go on better.


These are some of my favorite eye shadows and palettes. I use Milani Eye Shadow Primer as a primer for my lids. You just need a little bit and gently put on with your ring finger to not cause wrinkles. It just needs to be a little bit tacky. This works better for me than the more expensive primers.

1. Lorac Pro Palette: This has 8 mattes and 8 shimmery eye shadows all in nice colors.

2. Too Faced Chocolate Bar: My favorite shades are Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Milk Chocolate, Creme Brûlée, and Champagne Truffle.

3. Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced: My favorite shades in this palette is Peanut Butter and Mousse.

4. Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. This is a great palette for the warm reds, oranges, golds, and dark browns. My favorite shades are Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Vermeer, Primavera, Realgar, and Cyprus Umber. A lot of the names of the eye shadow is based on what was used in the renaissance to make paints for the beautiful renaissance paintings. 

5. Stila's Kitten. It's a pretty shimmery color for the lid.

6. L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush. This is a pretty coppery/rose gold shade for the lid.




This is one of my favorite songs right now. It's called Hope In Front of Me by Danny Gokey.



Interesting. Another song I loved this song called "I Have This Hope" by Tenth Avenue North.




I hope you liked going through my current favorites. What was your favorite in June? What are you grateful for?




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Look for the Summertime


This is copying Stephanie Ledda again. I love her and her looks. Whenever she posts anything on Youtube I get so excited to watch. I feel like she does pretty looks and they are up to date. I don't have her coloring. I am really porcelain colored with freckles, but I did this look anyway for the fun of it. This look is using reds and oranges. To find my dupes I used Temptalia's website mainly.

1. Sauced in the crease. I used Too Faced Peanut Butter.

2. He Devil in the crease. I used Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette in Realgar.

3. En Feugo in the outer v. I used ABH Red Ochre.

4. Sauced in crease again

5. Blend everything out.

6. Sauced and He Devil lower lash line

7. Chaser under the brow, blend out top of crease. I used Stila's Clay from In the Know Palette

8. Ounce under brow. I used ABH Renaissance Palette, Vermeer.

9. Scorched, I sprayed brush with water and got Garnet from Lorac Pro Palette onto lid.

10. I used a Wet 'n Wild purple eye shadow for my lower lash line. It was matte because I don't have a purple eye liner.

12. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer on top of forehead, temples, cheeks, nose to make me look like I have a little bit of a tan

13. She used a medium rosy brown, matte blush. I made my own blush using my bronzer and The Balm's Instain Blush in Houndstooth.

14. Golden highlight: top of cheekbones, above eyebrows where there is the arch, top of nose, cupid's bow and tear ducts.

15. Maybelline Nude Lip Liner. I used the Maybelline Lip Liner in Raisin.

16. She used Tarte Beach Babe Lipstick. It is light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. I duped it with Blushing Beige Lipstick by Maybelline. 

This look was fun to create, but I feel like sometimes looks with lots of reds and oranges can make your eyes look sore, but it also can look really pretty so it's a toss up. The colors do go with the season though and I think I heard that these colors look good with any eye color.

The concealer I am really liking is Photo Finish Concealer by Wet 'n Wild. I get the lightest shade. And for lashes I used L'Oreal's Paradise Mascara and black brown. It works really well.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Easy Pretty Summer Look Inspired by Stephanie Ledda aka SMLx0



This is a look she just recently put up on her Youtube channel. I didn't have the same stuff she had in order to make it a sweat proof summer look, but it is still pretty. Some Summer days aren't that hot for some of us. If you want the full sweat proof look go watch her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXB5BrBCMeI.

1. Moisturizer with SPF

2. Foundation, I used Revlon Colorstay for Normal to Dry skin and applied with my hands. You can use whatever foundation works for you.

3. Concealer, Spray a sponge with water and blot it out so it blends in.

4. Set with powder. Dab on top of concealer. Powder any area you need to set like t-zone and wherever you put the concealer.

5. Bronzer: Contour, temples, top of forehead, side of nose if you want to. I didn't contour my nose.
And I used Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. Use a matte one I think is best.

6. Matte Blush with colors like dark pink, coral, light pink. She mixed them all together and made her own blush. I used Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush.

7. Use the same bronzer you used on your face in the crease of your eye. I used a fluffy brush by Real Techniques in circular motions and lower lash line. Blend it out.

8. She used a bronze stick on the lid and blended out with finger. You could use NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries for a cheaper alternative.

9. Shimmery champagne color in the inner corner. I used Stila's Kitten. If you want it to last longer you can use a pencil like she did or you can use whatever shimmery champagne e/s you have.

10. Mascara

11. Golden highlight, c motion on top of cheekbones, up on the temples curved towards above the brows and the tip of the nose. I like The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer. Use whatever highlight you want to.

12. She used a rosy nude lip liner to line and fill in her lips. I used Maybelline 40 Raisin Lip Liner. I think that would be a cheaper alternative than the one she used.

13. Nude Gloss: She used Groovy by Bare Minerals which is a soft pinky beige one. I think you could use any gloss you wanted and still get a pretty effect like her's.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Glowy Summer Makeup Look Inspired by Casey Holmes from Youtube



This is a pretty glowy look by this woman on Youtube. I copied it, and used my makeup that I had. You can use whatever works for you.

1. I used an Estee Lauder SPF lotion.

2. Dr. Brandt Pore's No More on my visible pores.

3. Milani's Eye Primer, just a little bit gently put on my eye lids.

4. Anastasia of Beverly Hills Makeup Palette in Modern Renaissance: Tempera eye shadow, from lashes to brow. It's a light matte shade to match lighter skin tones, and it will set your primer.

5. Use scotch tape to angles of eyes. From lower lash line to end of eye brow. You might want to see video to see how she does it. When you are done with the eye look, and you take the tape off you can see a pretty angle on your eyes that looks cool.

6. From same palette. All the eye shadows used are going to be from this same palette. She took Burnt Orange, crease, fluffy brush, circular motions.

7. Realgar, matte dark orange, on outside of the lid right next to tape and under crease shade. Blend everything together really well.

8. Primavera all over lid

9. She put glitter on the lid, but I didn't. I used my Mary Lou Manizer from The Balm and put it on my lid with my finger.

10. Line upper lash line, no wing with brown liquid liner, I used physician's formula one. She used black, but I used brown because I think it looks better on me.

11. Curl lashes and put mascara. I like the blackish brown kind from Maybelline The Rocket.

12. She put on fake lashes, but I didn't. I'm going to wear this out to my appointment.

13. Pull off the tape.

14. Foundation

15. Concealer, I used a sponge to blot the concealer and make sure it was all blended in ok. I did it under my eyes where there is discoloration. Not too much, just a little. Be gentle under eye so not to create wrinkles.

16. Powder on t-zone. I do it all over the face just a little bit to set everything ok.

17. I didn't do my brows, because I feel like my brows are defined enough and I want them to look natural.

18. Benefit Hoola Bronzer because it looks good on my face and it is matte. I put it on the edge of my hair on my forehead and on the cheeks to look sort of tan. And I also used it to contour a little bit.

19. Peachy pinky blush. I used Milani Luminoso Baked Blush because it is one of my favorites. I put it on the apples of my cheeks and up at an angle towards the temples.

20. She used her Smashbox highlight that she created, but I used my Mary Lou Manizer highlight just on the part of my cheek that didn't have too much texture. I don't want to highlight that. And a little brush I put the highlight in the tear duct area. Little bit on the cupid's bow, down the nose. You can put it wherever you want to. It is up to you.

21. Nude liner in the waterline. I did it too, but it probably just washes away.

22. Realgar, dark orange, lower lash line close to the roots of lashes

23. Golden Ochre, used to blend out realgar, i used another delicate brush.

24. Mascara on lower lashes.

25. Cinnamon/nudey type lip liner. I used Jordana's Lip Liner in Tawny to out line my lips.

26. NYX Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires. It's just a coral matte lip shade that I got recently.

27. Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Gloss in Katie. A sparkly pinky peach color that make your lips a little plump. I think this combo looks good on the lips.




Summer Makeup Tutorial: Bright Lips Inspired by Stephanie Ledda's Look from Youtube


1. Cream blush in summery color

2. Highlight cheekbones, nose, above the brows, cupid's bow

3. Setting powder under eyes, chin, nose, and forehead. She doesn't do it on the chin because she thinks it looks greasy. 

4. Bronzer, under cheekbones and on forehead. I use Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. You use any one that fits your skin.

5. Matte bronzer in your crease, lower lash line

6. L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush on the lid, I used my fingers

7. The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer Highlight I used in center of the lid, a golden highlight.

8. You can use a black or brown liquid liner in a fine line on upper lash line. I used a brown one from Physician's Formula.

9. Mascara. My favorite mascara I use all the time is Maybelline The Rocket.

10. Golden highlighter in the tear ducts.

11. Bright matte color on the lips. 



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Sunset Look: Inspired by Kayleigh Noel on Youtube




Get Ready With Me. Summer Edition, https://youtu.be/QuctnykbB6o

1. prime eyes

2. too faced sweet peach palette, candied peach, crease: I used Milani Bella Mandarin.

3. this is all from the sweet peach palette, summer yum, outer corner, lid and crease. I used Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Wrath.

4. Carmelized, lid: I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar in Frosting.

5. Puree, outer corner of lid. Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar in Peanut Butter.

6. Blend though with blending brush.

7. Luscious, used a little brush in middle of the lid patting it on making it pop. Cinderella All Aglow.

8. Brown Liquid Liner upper lash line no wings, I used the one by physician formula

9. Rosy Blush. I used Nyx Blush in Pinched.

10. Candied Peach and Summer Yum on lower lash line, blend it out

11. Charmed, I'm Sure on lower lash line, a thin liner brush right where the lashes sprout out. I used Benefit Quick, Look Busy in their Easiest Book Palette.
12. Carmelized in center of lower lash line, It is too faced Frosting in the semi sweet palette.
13. Luscious, tear duct with a little brush. I used my Cinderella Palette in All Aglow.
14. I used a matte cinnamon lip color lipstick. Maybelline Matte Lipstick 660, Touch of Spice.
15. Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum Fairy, tapped with my finger on top of the lips.