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 (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...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Get Ready With Me ~Modern Renaissance Palette

Here is a video of me getting ready, if you would like to get ready with me. I think these are fun to watch on Youtube. 

This is what I did to get my makeup look. I copied a look by Stephanie Ledda on Youtube. 

1. Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, Raw Sienna, crease

2. Burnt Orange, crease and lid

3. Realgar, outer crease, outside of lid

4. Red Ochre, Outer V more concentrated, blend it out

5. Tarte Metallic Shadow in Whiskey, lid. It's a coppery bronze color. I used a shadow I had to copy.

6. Tempera, under brow

7. Realgar, lower lash line

8. Cyprus Umber, lower lash line

9. Clean it up with concealer.

10. Liquid liner, upper lash line, wings

11. Mascara

12. Benefit Dallas Blush. A dupe for this is Covergirl's Soft Sable Blush.

13. Contour

14. Highlight and put highlight in the tear ducts

15. She used a mocha color liquid lipstick. I used Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Drugstore Fall Makeup Tutorial

Here is the look I wore today for my cousin's son's 16th birthday party. I used L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, Wet 'n Wild Rose Champagne Blush, Maybelline Lip Liner in Raisin, and Wet 'n Wild Highlighter Mega Illuminating Palette. I think it turned out pretty, and it wasn't difficult.

1. So using L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, I took the third color from the left and put it in the crease.

2. The 8th color a dark brown i put on the lid.

3. The 6th color, a medium brown shade, blend out the lid color in the crease so there would be no harsh lines.

4. First color in palette under brows.

5. The 5th color, a medium tan color in between the crease and highlight color.

6. I used a matte black eye shadow from another palette along the upper lash line.

7. I put the 8th color on the lower lash line.

8. Foundation, concealer, powder, contour

9. Wet 'n Wild Rose Champagne Blush

10. Wet 'n Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Palette, the shade on the right side on cheekbones, above eyebrows, forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and tear ducts

11. Mascara

12. Maybelline Lip Liner in Raisin, I lined my lips and filled them in.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Daytime Fall Smokey Eye ~Following Tori Sterling's Tutorial

This is me following her tutorial using the shadows I have. I'm going to describe the colors she is using so you can find duplicates in the eyeshadows you already own. You don't need to buy the same palette as her.

This is my youtube video copying this look, and showing how I got it. It's amazing to see the transformation from how I look at the beginning with no makeup on to the end.

1. She used Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in the color Puree in her crease. This is a medium caramel brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

2. Next, she used Summer Yum on the upper 1/2 of her lid. This is a medium-dark, red-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

3. Peach Pit on the lid. This is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer finish.

4. Tempting on the upper lash line. This color is a blackened brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen.

5. Summer Yum on lower lash line

6. Clean brush, blend out lower lash line.

7. Peach Pit lower lash line.

8. Golden highlight on the tear duct and under brow.

9. Mascara

10. She wore bronzer, highlight, and a lip gloss to complete this look.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fall Tutorial ~ Copper/Gold Eyes and Berry Lips

This is the video where I copied her look. This is a blow by blow of what she did. She is Stephanie Ledda aka SMLx0. She is one of my favorite people on youtube. I have watched her for years. I love her personality and I think her looks are really pretty.

1. Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. She used the Ulta x Melisa Michelle Palette, color Tobo, it is a light matte taupe, in the crease

6. Rosemary, matte medium warm beige, crease

7. Bing Bing, matte burnt orange, crease

8. Weezy, cream under brows

9. Kades, metallic copper on the lid

10. Teresita, warm metallic gold, center of the lid

11. Lola, champagne, under arch of brow, tear ducts

12. Rosemary and Bing Bing, lower lash line

13. Harley, wings using a straight edge, matte dark chocolate

14. Mascara

15. Brown Liner, waterline

16. Bronzer, contour, forehead, jaw, neck

17. Rose Blush

18. Highlighter tops of cheekbones, nose, over eyebrows

19. Maybelline Raisin Lip Liner

20. Dark berry matte lipstick. I used Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addiction

If you want to see me give a tutorial. This video is me showing how I do the look. I don't know how to edit so it is longer and far less professional compared to the tutorials I am trying to copy.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Duping Too Faced Just Peachy Palette ~Get Ready With Me!

For this look I copied what Emilynoel83 did. I don't have the same products she was reviewing, so I used makeup I already own. So get out your peachy, oranges, browns, and red violets and let's copy her look! This blog post helped me with finding eyeshadows to dupe the palette:

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Bronzer

6. Peach Blush

7. Highlighter

8. Setting Spray

9. Nude Matte Lip, light nude in center of bottom lip. I used Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in 921B Nudist Peach and then in the center of the bottom lip I used Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in 915 Blushing Beige.

10. Eyebrows

11. Eyeshadow Primer

12. Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette in Peach Tea, crease. I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Peanut Butter. Light-medium orange/brown matte color.

13. She used Peach Butter and a little dab of Just Peachy under her brow. I used a good under brow color for me which is a really, really light off white color. Her colors were a light beige mixed with a  tiny bit of peach.

14. Peach Punch, center of the lid. This is a vibrant medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones. I had to try different shadows to find this color. I could have mixed a pink with an orange. I didn't think about it when I was doing this look. But I think my eye look still ended up looking good even though it wasn't quite the same color as she used.

15. Just Peachy, inner 1/3 of the lid. This is a bright medium coral-orange. I used Milani Bella Eye Shadow in Mandarin.

16. Peach Sangria, outer 1/3 of lid and a little bit in the outer crease. I used Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow in Love Letter.

17. Blend everything out.

18. Peach Tart, outer crease and outer portion outside of the lid. This is a warm dark brown matte color. I used Shadow Box from the Kat Von D Monarch Palette.

19. Peach Cobbler on lower lash line. This is a medium-dark burnt orange matte color. I used Wrath from the Kat Von D Monarch Palette.

20. Peach Tart, outer edge of lower lash line.

21. Liquid Liner upper lash line. I used the dark brown one from Physician's Formula.

22. Lashes. My favorite mascara currently is L'Oreal Paradise.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Makeup ~Follow Along with Kalyn Nicholson

This is a step-by-step how Kalyn did her fall makeup. I don't have the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, so I used the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette and a few other colors that were similar. I will show you what I did to copy this look.

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Brows

6. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, Sauced and Low Blow in the crease. I used Too Faced Peanut Butter and ABH Modern Renaissance Palette in Burnt Orange.

7. Tape sides of eyes.

8. He Devil in crease. ABH Realgar

9. En Fuego on lid, ABH Red Ochre.

10. Wet brush. Ashes on lid. Urban Decay Naked 3 in Nooner.

11. Blend

12. Ounce under brow, tear duct. Wet 'n Wild Naked Truth, brow bone color.

13. En Fuego, lower lash line. ABH Red Ochre.

14. Ashes, lower lash line. UD Naked 3 in Nooner.

15. Chaser, inner part of lower lash line. Stila In the Know in Clay.

16. Mascara

17. Contour Face

18. Highlight face

19. Matte nude lippie.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Back to School Makeup Tutorial Using Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

I found this really pretty back-to-school look by Aliza Schreiber. It is simple and using a palette that I own. Even if you aren't going back-to-school I love these simple tutorials that come out every year at this time. They are perfect if you want an easy, quick, everyday type of look to be polished wherever you maybe in the daytime (it doesn't need to be school).

These are the steps...

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation, with a sponge

3. Concealer, with a sponge

4. Eye Primer

5. Bronzer, cheeks, nose, neck

6. Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Mousse, crease, fluffy brush

7. Caramel, finger, lid, blend out with crease brush

8. Truffled, upper lash line, outer portion of lower lash line

9. Licorice, slight wing. I didn't make a wing. I just darkened the outer upper lash line.

10. Brows

11. Nude lip liner

12. Nude lip gloss

13. Don't forget mascara. I think she has extensions.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Copper Sunset Eye ~Follow Along with MakeupbyAllie

This is like a transcript for all the steps she did to achieve this look. She speaks fast and sometimes it is hard to catch everything she is doing. Hopefully this step by step will be helpful to someone.

1. Eye Primer

2. Concealer all over eye and inner corner, under eye with a sponge

3. Modern Renaissance Palette, upper left corner color, set from lashes to brow

4. Makeup Geek Chickadee, an orange-yellow matte, crease and lid

5. Golden Ochre, diffuse out the chickadee color

6. Burnt Orange, crease (not in the inner corner area), outer portion of the lid

7. Mixture of Golden Ochre and Chickadee to blend out Burnt Orange

8. Realgar, outer crease, outer lid, blending it out and layering on more

9. Fudge by Anastasia, it's a rich brown, lightly feather into the outer corner of the eye

10. Mix Realgar and Burnt Orange, blend out the fudge

11. Go back and blend everything out.

12. Color Pop Wait For It, outer portion of the eye, outer corner blend it out, this is a coral color

13. Fudge on flatter crease brush, lid, slowly going across not too close to the inner corner

14. Cyprus Umber, outer corner of the eye

15. Skipped the Shape Tape technique

16. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower, fiery copper, center of the lid, wet brush

17. Darker edges with brown shades

18. Coral shade blend out the harsh browns on the edges

19. Venetian Red, outer 1/3 of lower lash line

20. Use coral shade to diffuse the red

21. Love Letter, right along the lash line

22. She put purple in her tear duct. I did a mixture of mainly sparkly white shadow with Wet 'n Wild Kitten

23. Use makeup wipe to clean up under the eye.

24. Foundation & concealer with a sponge

25. Contour with a cream

26. Set concealer with powder. She is still using the sponge.

27. Brows

28. Concealer under the eyes and set with Tempera from the Modern Renaissance Palette.

29. Powder Face

30. Spray face with fix plus or any setting spray that you have

31. Highlighter

32. Bronzer

33. Mac Gingerly blush, a warm blush

34. Add back highlighter if you want to

35. Mascara

36. Lip Liner, a nude color a little darker than your lips

37. Creme de Nude Lipstick by Mac, light nude lipstick. I used Maybelline Blushing Beige

38. Creamy nude/peach gloss. I used Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August Favorites

One of my favorite books for the month of August was Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. It is a historical fiction book taking place at the turn of the 20th century where Horses and buggies road along with cars on the road. The Kopp sisters live out in the country, and they run into danger when they meet up with Mr. Kaufman and his dark minions. I recommend this.

This book I am still reading, but it is a nice summertime read I thought I would share. It was made into a movie with Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend I forget his name. This was when they first met was on the set of that movie. It's above a city girl who meets a young man at the beach. Her dad lives on the beach and her parents are divorced. She is angry with her parents, and she is sent to stay with her dad (she hasn't spoken to him for a couple of years). 

1. Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Spray: This helps to make hair look thicker. It is good if you have fine hair.

2. It's a 10 Spray: This is famous. People love this stuff. I use just a little bit because my hair is fine I don't want to weigh my hair down. It has 10 benefits to the hair including a heat protectant, de-frizzer, untangles the hair.

3. Fortune Cookie Obsessive Compulsive Hand Sanitizer: I like having this wear I apply makeup.

4. The Balm Time Balm Face Primer: This is just a nice face primer. It works and does it's job.

5. Floss (lol) Well, I mean it is important to floss your teeth. This kind is fine to get in between my teeth.

6. Simple Face Wipes: I found this in the cupboard. It was waiting for me. I like how moist these towelettes are. I have gotten face wipes before and they were too dry.

1. Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Body Spray and Lotion: This has a nice smell. I don't know how to describe it. It isn't that pumpkiny more like vanilla.

2. Philosophy Amazing Grace Ballet Rose Perfume: Pretty floral perfume

These are some lippies and a concealer and the palettes on display are the following. The one in the back is Stila In the Know Palette. It is all mattes. And Stila In the Garden palette is the green one. I love these palettes. They have really good shadows.

I have been using this towel and beach bag every other day as I have taken up swim aerobics. It is so much fun. I'm so glad I got into this. It was nerve wracking at first because I was by myself and I am not that confident in the water. They always say to find something you enjoy doing for exercise, and I am so glad that I found this.

I have also been loving my floral backpack I got from Fred Meyers a while ago. My Bible because I have been going through a rough patch and the Word of God is my personal connection to God. He speaks to me through his word. He is a personal God. And my cute folder I've been using to carry important papers around with me. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Summer into Fall Everyday Look ~Going to a dahlia (flower) festival/show today

This is a simple look. I'm going to wear a hat. I'm going to put my hair into a pony tail. We are going to a dahlia (flower) festival/show today.

1. First, I used Baby Face by Maybelline on my face.

2. Then, I put concealer under my eyes with L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow. It is moisturizing.

3. For bronzer I used Rimmel's Sun Light Bronzer. Just a little bit around my face.

4. I put gold on my lid, and light brown in my crease. Also I put the bronzer in my crease.

5. I didn't put on mascara because I need to buy another one. I curled my lashes.

6. For cheeks I put on a rose embossed blush by Milani called "Coral Cove." And I blended it out.

7. For my lips I put on a pomegranate lip balm by Burts Bees.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cheaper Alternatives to a Summery/Fall Look by Casey Holmes

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... 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.