Monday, November 14, 2011

Hint of Sapphire

Today I filmed and uploaded a video inspired by a MAC eyeshadow that I purchased a while back.

Part of the semi-precious collection, this is "Hint of Sapphire." It's got lots of blues, greens, purples, and even a touch of copper. I bought it on impulse... I typically don't buy blue shadows because I feel like Mimi from Drew Carey when I wear them. I just couldn't get over how beautiful it was!!! I ended up buying the purplish one too (Rare Find). I haven't really worn either of these that much, but after using it today that might change! I really like the consistency.

This was the inspiration for the look I did today, peacock earrings I purchased from Charming Charlie. I was wearing my purple dress (which you will see in the video) and wanted a splash of color. I just love these earrings.

Let's get on to the products that I used to create this look:

1- MAC mineralize in Hint of Sapphire
2- Ulta eyeshadow in Bone
3- Jesse's Girl eye dust in Ultra Violet
4- Ulta pearl shimmer powder
5- Jesse's Girl kohl eyeliner in Blue Steel
6- Jesse's Girl kohl eyeliner in Bourbon Street
7-Tarte mascara - Lights, camera, lashes!

*Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden was applied prior to shadow of any kind.

So where can you find these products?

MAC- any MAC store, Macy's, Nordstrom,
Ulta- any Ulta store,
Jesse's Girl- Rite Aid,
Tarte- Sephora, Beauty Brands, Ulta,
Urban Decay- Sephora, Ulta,

Here's the video:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Favorites

Friday is finally here! Yay!

This week has been full of firsts for me, including this very first Friday Favorites! Every Friday I will post a few of my favorite things from this week, it could be anything! Here's what I'm loving this week:

Favorite #1

"All Together Dead" by Charlaine Harris
-book 7 in the Sookie Stackhouse series

I'm a huge fan of the HBO show "True Blood," that's how I came to know about these novels. The books are similar, but not exactly the same as the show. I love that I have something to keep up my insatiable appetite for Bon Temps during the show's off season... I'M OBSESSED!

Favorite #2

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Scarf

I bought this adorable scarf at Downtown Disney outside Disneyland in Anaheim, California when I was there in September. I'm a huge fan of the film and had to have this. I wear this scarf all the time, regardless of how girly my outfit for that day is. I guess I also feel a bit entitled because my birthday is on Halloween. I always get tons of compliments on it!

Favorite #3

Schwarzkopf Dust It Mattifying Powder

This has got to be one of the most legit products on the market for thin/fine hair. I have to admit that I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, only because I was a do-do bird and didn't cover some of the holes... if you shake it out without covering at least half the holes you get WAY too much product (I had to reshampoo my hair). I put a piece of tape over half the holes and have been in love with what it does for my do. I shake it into my hair at the base/scalp near the crown (or anywhere else I want major volume), rub it in a bit, tease just a touch at the base, and voila! I've got amazing volume! Not to mention that the mattifying properties help keep the grease from invading.

Favorite #4

e.l.f. Blush in the color fushia fusion

I love this blush for several reasons... the most obvious is the price ($3)! I was a bit skeptical when I originally purchased this blush because of the price, but the pigment is so pretty! It's got sparkle and it's pink! Like an almost bubble gum pink (this picture doesn't do it justice). I've been wearing this with a really natural eye and lip. You can pick this up at Target or on the e.l.f. website (

Favorite #5

Cameo Skull Earrings from Evil Pawn Jewelry

I've been in love with these since the night I bought them, which happened to be a charity event for Evil Pawn. The designer, Faith Evangeline, happens to be this super sweet gal I met at a trade show this past summer. She's making big waves in the fashion world! I have a few other pieces from EPJ and intend to purchase many more! Check out the website

Favorite #6

Necklace from Charming Charlie

This picture so doesn't do this necklace justice... it's different shades of pink. I picked this up on the clearance rack for like $7... I like bling, I like pink, and I like the price. I just bought this, but I've put it on every morning trying to get it to match whatever I have on... hasn't happened yet. I will find an outfit to pull this necklace off!!!

Well, that's it for this weeks' Friday Favorites! Let me know what your favorites are!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BIRCHBOX Nov. 2011

A few weeks ago I was doing my usual youtubin' and was watching some past videos of LetitiaLaura. She was showing off these super cool samples from something called BIRCHBOX, I was intrigued! I found so many other people on the tube enjoying these super nice samples, in bigger than one use packages I might add, and wanted some for myself! So I signed up on to receive this cute little pink box for $10 a month. I figured I would spend that $10 on something, might as well do it on something fun... and who doesn't like to receive stuff in the mail, not to mention surprise stuff!?!? I've been trying to wait patiently for this day to come... I got an email yesterday that my box had shipped from New York so I assumed it would be sometime next week before it arrived, but here it is!!!

How did they know that pink was my favorite color????

It's bigger than I thought it would be! (I have it positioned on top of my MacBook Pro)

I couldn't wait to crack it open!!!

I was pleasantly surprised when I sliced it open, they put another cute box inside. It's a sturdy one too! Did I mention that the logo there on top was shiny? I like these people already!!!

Then to find this cute little message on the inside.

On the back of this card is a listing of all of the products that I would find inside (see below)

5 awesome products that I can't wait to put to good use!

Here's what I found inside:
1 Jouer - Lip Enhancer
2 Kate Spade - Twirl fragrance
3 Supersmile - Whitening Toothpaste
4 Zoya - Polish in Noel
5 Alex and Isabelle - Classic Hair Tie*

*this is a "treat," an extra goody from the peeps at birchbox

I got right to work on a video to share this awesome new gift to myself!!!

This is such a cool concept and I'm really looking forward to seeing what else will fill my mailbox in the months to come! Have you signed up yet???

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Finally Uploading Tutorial!

It only took me for freaking ever to get this video edited, but I did it! It may not be the final product that I had hoped for, but for a first I think it's pretty darn good. Just a little warning, the audio and visual aren't exactly perfect... I filmed on the built in camera on my MacBook Pro, but next time I will use a free standing unit. I can't wait to hear feedback and ideas from all of you! Now that I have this first one under my belt, I'm ready for the next!!!!

I know I posted the products used in the tutorial in a previous blog, but I thought I should post them again just in case this is your first time visiting:

Pink Smokey Eye (Day Time)
*Urban Decay Primer Potion - Eden
*NYX Glitter Palette - Sweet Chocolate Browns (nude shade)
*Tarte for True Blood Shadow - Telepath (lid), Fairy (inner corner, highlight), V (outer v, crease)
*e.l.f. Liquid Liner - Black
*Maybelline Eye Liner - Onyx
*Duo Lash Adhesive - Clear/White
*Ardell Lashes - Demi Wispies
*Tarte for True Blood Mascara - Black
*Ulta Shimmer Powder - Pink

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Peace, Love, & Lashes! XO

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rite Aid Makeup Haul

While on my vacay to California I stopped at the local Rite-Aid and picked up a few (or more than a few) Jesse's Girl items!

5 high intensity nail colors (all from the Julie G collection, one of my fav YouTube gurus)
-Mermaid's Lagoon (turquoise aqua)
-Cupcake Frosting (pink)
-Stiletto (nudish silvery gold)
-Beauty Guru (coral orangey)
-Fashion Friday (violet)

1 Eye Color Collection (palette)
-The Eyes Have It

4 Kohl Formula Eyeliners (listed left to right)
-Blue Steel (turquoise)
-Broadway Lights (black glitter)
-Bourbon Street (violet glitter)
-Second City (brown glitter)

6 Eye Dusts (listed top to bottom)
-Flambe (red)
-Pink Glitz (pink)
-Secret Weapon (white-ish w/prism effect of greens)
-Antique Green (dark green)
-Ultra Violet (violet)
-Sparkle Gold (gold)

1 Cream Shadow (the square shape shadow)
-Seduction (violet)

1 Eyeshadow Transformer (takes powder shadow to a new level)

2 Face & Body Sparklers (sparkle liner)
-Lilac (lavender)
-Fire Red (red)

2 Kohl Formula Lip Liners
-Melon (pinky coral)
-Naked (nude)

1 Liquid Crystal Lip Gloss
-Wicked (clear w/prism effect of greens)

1 Liquid Glass Lip Gloss
-Heartbreaker (dark pinkish)

I also picked up a few miscellaneous items that were on sale or I couldn't resist...

 2 NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear
(on sale for 40% off w/Rite Aid card)
-316 Blossom (bright pink)
-308 Retro Red (red)

3 Fun Pairs of Lashes

Hedy's Body Shop Glamour Eyes Feathered Lashes
-Pink (top)
-Black w/Orange Polka Dots (bottom)

City Color
-Blue Moon (center, purple to black fade)

I'm excited to try all of these fab finds!

Stay tuned for tutorials with the items listed!!

(I will post swatches of individual colors by request)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My First Tutorial

Today I decided I was going to film my very first makeup tutorial. I hadn't really decided what I wanted to do for the look, so I just pulled something out of my hat! I'm still editing, and quite frankly... am thinking about trashing it and starting all over. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Here's the product list of what I used to achieve the look.

Pink Smokey Eye (Day Time)
*Urban Decay Primer Potion - Eden
*NYX Glitter Palette - Sweet Chocolate Browns (nude shade)
*Tarte for True Blood Shadow - Telepath (lid), Fairy (inner corner, highlight), V (outer v, crease)
*e.l.f. Liquid Liner - Black
*Maybelline Eye Liner - Onyx
*Duo Lash Adhesive - Clear/White
*Ardell Lashes - Demi Wispies
*Tarte for True Blood Mascara - Black
*Ulta Shimmer Powder - Pink
Here's the closing snippet I did, just so you can see the look. Sorry the audio isn't aligned yet...