Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wearable Showgirl Look

After my recent trip to Vegas, I knew that I had to do a look based off the amazing show I saw at the Crazy Horse. I wanted to do something that brought the glamour of the stage to everyday. You can add a more shimmery eyeshadow & some amazing lashes to make this more of a night out look too.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
Ulta Eyeshadow in Granite
Studio Basics Eyeliner Brush
Kat Von D Eyeshadow in Razor Grey  from Metal Orchestra Palette
Studio Basics On The Go Double Ended Brush 
Jane Eye Zing in Hi Ho Silver (Covergirls Platina works too)
Real Techniques Base Eyeshadow Brush
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir
Sephora Flat Smudger Brush
La Femme Eyeshadow in Iridescent Black
Loreal Hip Eyeshadow Duo in Platinum
La Femme Eyeshadow in Silver
Rimmel Kohl Eyeliner in Jet Black
Femme Couture Cake Eyeliner in Cobalt
Maybelline One By One Mascara
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl
Elf Studio Blush Brush
ELF Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion
ELF Studio Stippling Brush
ELF Studio Kabuki Brush
Sephora Nano Lipliner in Real Red
Covergirl Lipstick in Spellbound
Loreal Infallible Lipgloss in Rebel Red

I really hope you girls enjoy this look! It brings a glamours feeling to your everyday.
Feel free to ask me any questions or let me know the things you would like to see.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

UPDATE: Love It Or Ditch It- Collective Nail Review/Haul (April2011)

UPDATE ON: Nail TekSeche Vite, & China Glaze Polishes
After having exhausted my options for these three products I am finally ready to do this update. Here is the Original Post & Video if you wanted to look at that.

So after trying every combination & trick I have figured out the culprit to the horrible chipping & peeling of my nail polish. Ready... it was ALL of them.
Each of these products defiantly speeds up the chipping process & when combined, your polish won't even last through the day without having some roughness around the edges. (proof with my nails today which where done 3 hours ago & have small chipping on 6 of the nails)
Now each of these products can be paired with longer lasting products & will last ok, but whats the point of spending a bunch of money on a products that you can buy cheaper versions that last longer & you don't have to worry what you pair it with?
Of course each of them still do have some benefits as well.
The Nail Tek has kept my actual nails from peeling when I have it on but, does not strengthen them otherwise. I have used several products from Sally's & the drugstore that have strengthened my actual nails & doesn't cause my nail polish to peel either.
I do find myself reaching for the Seche Vite quite often because it dries my nails in about a minute & I am horrible about waiting for my nails to dry.  I do think that I will be trying out some drying drops or spray to solve this problem though & going back to my super glossy & tough top coat.
The China Glaze polishes are still my least favorite that I have ever owned. True, they do have some pretty fantastic colors (like the Ruby Slippers I'm wearing now) & they are opaque after 1-2 coats. However, they dry so fast you can't really fix any unsmooth sections & they streak like crazy.

All in all, I wouldn't suggest any of these products. I don't really think that they are completely terrible, I just think that you can find far better alternatives from Sally Hanson & other brands for far cheaper. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Love It Or Ditch It- Collective Review/Haul (May2011)

This past month has been crazy for me so, sorry that this video is so late. I have been trying to curb my makeup spending in preparation for IMATS but unfortunately will not be going due to resent events (nothing terrible so don't worry). I do think that it has been good for me to cut back on my makeup buying though.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation- Walgreens $5 (1/2 off)
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten- Ulta $6 (I think this was on sale)
Covergirl CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Fairytale, Flame & Siren- Ulta $7 (b2g1)
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Pure- Walgreens $7
Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Venetian Blue- Ulta $5
Love & Beauty Brush Set- Forever 21 $6
Benefit Feelin' Cheeky Minis- Sephora $15

Don't forget to subscribe to my facebook page for my first GIVEAWAY!!!
I'm so excited to be able to share this great summer nail collection with you girls.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hi There Sailor-Pinup Inspired Makeup & How to use Hot Rollers

rThis is the makeup look from my Love it or Ditch it for April. It is a pin-up inspired look that is a little bit deeper & more daring. It goes great with the nautical strips (that I have been wearing a whole lot of the past couple months).
This style looks great in tons of different colors, so you can do it in blue or go with a green & grey or pink & purple. Whatever you're feeling like that day!

Below is a tutorial showing you how to use hot rollers. I love hot rollers during the summer because you can easily take a look from picnic in the park to dancing at the club without too much fuss. I always have so much going on in the summer that I can spend too much time on going from one place to another.

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner in Deep Ocean
Sephora Smudge Brush
Maybelline Eyestudio Cream Eyeshadow in Blue Freeze (lightest color)
Forever 21 Small Concealer Brush
Santee Sleek Touch Shadow Palette in 02 (2 bottom left colors)
Sephora Shader Brush
ELF 100 Color Eyeshadow Palette (Bright Blue, 4th in from left 3rd up from the bottom)
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush from Your Eyes Starter Set
ELF 100 Color Eyeshadow Palette (Navy Blue, 4th in from left on bottom row)
ELF 100 Color Eyeshadow Palette (Highlight Color, 5th from top on left side)
Sephora Eyeshadow Brush
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Midnight
Rimmel Kohl Eyeliner in Jet Black
Maybelline One By One Mascara
Real Techniques Stipple Brush
Relon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten
Ulta Cheek Color in Heartbreaker
 Loreal Infalible Lip Colour in Cerise (for a bold red lip)
Covergirl Lipstick in Flame (for a wearable everyday red lip)

How to use Hot Rollers

Thanks for the request girls!
If you would like to see any looks or need tips on anything, 
please feel free to comment!