Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bright Spring Look

There is nothing I love quite as much as bright makeup! I love adding colors to my eyelids that most people wouldn't. There isn't any rules for makeup, so why not have fun with it? In my search of a bright green color I discovered makeup on Etsy called Vandaleyez and I LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors!

Of course start with a eyeshadow primer. Next I took Vandaleyez Superhero wet and put it on the eyelid. You can add more or less, but I put quite a lot (I like bright colors!) Then I took Vandaleyez Violet Vixen in the crease and brought it up quite a bit. Next I took Vandaleyez Tombstone in the socket bone. For the rest of the eyes I used Maybelline Volum' Express One by One mascara, L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner on the top and bottom lash line, for blush I used Benefit Coralista. And that is basically it.

For any other questions or comments please feel free to comment below!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bright Pop of Color for Spring!

There is nothing better than a quick and easy look, that adds just a pop of color! Usually in Spring and Summer I'm not one to wear a lot of makeup due to the fact it gets quite humid in Georgia, and I'm usually ready to get out of the house! And the best part is this look is using completely drug store products! And this look will also last ALL day long!

Now before I put my foundation on I used L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base all over my face, including on my eyelids. Then I used L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup, which is the foundation I use everday. Onto the eyes I used Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad in Sea Shell 140/Taupes, which I think is discontinued, but the Sea Biscuit would probably be the closest. And I followed the back of the shadows to create that eye look. For the upper lash liner I used Wet N Wild Mega Liner in Turquoise. I made the liner quite thick and dramatic, because this is where the pop comes from.  For mascara I used Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies. And of course for the lower lashline I used L'Oreal Lineue Intense liquid liner. For blush I used Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural. And lastly for lips I used NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Pop 156.

If anyone has any questions or comments please let me know! Also, my cousin came up with an idea to do team color looks, so if you have a favorite sports team let me know, and I'll do a look with that team!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March Favorites!!!

Ok so this month I did try out a few different things, and some things I really loved, and others I wasn't too impressed with. So to get started:

I'm going to talk about hair products. The thing that completely impressed me was Tresemme Naturals shampoo and conditioner! I can't say enough nice things about this! It smells amazing, it makes my hair so smooth and silky, so what more could you really want?

Next is something I can't stop raving about! I love everything I have purchased, but I especially love Sugarpill's Sweetheart Palette and Absinthe Loose Eyeshadow. Included in the Sweetheart Palette is Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori, and Tako. Just about everyone I have showed the palette to say it's some major color, and the best part the color payoff is amazing! What you see is what you get! Absinthe loose eyeshadow is quite possibly my favorite green shadow EVER! The shadow is very finely milled and blends beautifully even when wet!

Another eyeshadow on the list is probably NYX Iced Mocha. This eyeshadow is the perfect brown and is great for many different skin tones! It's a great everyday color, and is easily blended, the color payoff is great, and it wears all day with a primer. The color is almost metallic like and is very creamy! It puts me in mind of Urban Decay shadows.

Again another shadow...Vandaleyez Superhero. This is color that I have been looking for! It is a perfect neon green and is absolutely beautiful when used with a mixing medium, but if it's a little too bright for you it can be worn dry and still be beautiful.

When it comes to eye creams I have been looking for the perfect for close to a year now, and each time it seems they would get worse, but I finally found something that has worked! In a matter of days I could tell a difference, and the best part? It's all natural. Honey Bee Holistics Wrinkle Away Eye Cream is the best thing that I have found! It's creamy, mouisturizing, smells good, and it also isn't like putting a ton of chemicals on your eyes! I wear contacts and it hasn't irritated them at all either, which some leave a burning sensation, not fun!

I'm such a sucker for brushes! I have more expensive brushes and less expensive brushes, and I have got to tell you I found the best foundation brush and it's on three dollars.  The E.L.F Powder Brush is amazing! It is a flat top brush, which would be great for stippling or buffing into the skin. It makes your face look almost airbrushed. The bristles are really soft, and so far I haven't had any shedding. This brush is currently out of stock (for good reason) but I got mine at Target.

Lastly is a blush(es) that I wear almost everyday! Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush is just so beautiful. Whether it's in Natural or Rose they're both easily blended and pigmented, which sometimes drugstore brand blushes aren't too great. They also smell wonderful, and I haven't seen a scented blush except Benefits Box O Powders. Do they do everything they claim to do? I wouldn't say the smell alone makes me happy, it's gone a minute after I put it on, but the blush itself makes me happy! It is the cutest packaging EVER!

Well that's it for the month of March, if there are products you would like me to try let me know! Also if there's any questions or comments please post!