Thursday, October 31, 2013

Face of the Day: A Fall Gold and Cranberry Look 10/26/13

Hey guys! So today I will be doing a fall makeup look that I have been completely obsessed with! Likely completely obsessed with! I only pull out cranberry eyeshadows in the fall and winter, and if that. But lately, this is the makeup look that I keep recycling over and over! Scroll down to see what products I used to create this look!

Face Products:
Benefit Benetint
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelin Peach
Elf Studio Blush in Pink Passion
Elf Studio HD Powder
Elf Essential Shimmer Facial Whip in Lilac Petal
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation
NYC Bronzer in Sunny
Wet n Wild Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana

Eye Products:
Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit
Elf Studio Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
Maybelline 24Hr Color Tatto in Bold Gold
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Half Baked, Blackout)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

How To:
1) I applied my Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in XXXX all over my face
2) I then used Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelin Peach to cover up the majority of my dark circles.
3) Primed my eyes using the Sephora Eyeshadow Primer. Then applied Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Bold Gold as a Base for my eyeshadows.
4) I applied Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow (from my Naked 2 Palette) to the first half of my eyelid. Then, I applied Elf Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum to the outer half of my eyelid and into my crease.
5) I lined my eyes using the Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero and set the eyeliner using Urban Decay Blackout Eyeshadow (from my Naked 2 Palette).
6) I then applied my Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara to my eyelashes
7) I used Elf Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal on my cheekbones and used Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana to set it.
8) I then used Benefit's Benetint Cheek Stain on my cheeks and then applied Elf Studio Blush in Pink Passion ontop of the stain
9) I then used NYC Bronzer in Sunny to contour my face (used primarily underneath my cheekbones and on my temples)
10) I then applied Elf Studio HD Powder in Transparent to set my makeup
11) Lastly, I applied Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait on my lips

What do you guys think of this look? Do you tend to change up your makeup for the fall? Let me know in the comment section below!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Series: Playing Makeup Artist 10/12/13

Hey guys! So today I will be starting a new series on this blog, where I will be posting myself doing other people's makeup. I have a tendency of doing my friends' and my sister's makeup... and I do it a lot! Today's post is featuring one of my best friends, Insiya. As you can see, her face is pretty much flawless, so there wasn't much help needed... but I love enhancing her eyes! I'm not sure how often I can abuse my friends and play makeup artist... depends on who wants to volunteer and all! :D

Makeup Used:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Buxom Best Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light
Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balm Stain in Cranberry Crush
Jordana FabuLiner in Black
Mac's Satin Taupe
Rimmel ScandalEYES Kohl Kajal Waterproof Eyeliner in Black
Tarte Blush in Stellar
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells (Eyelid Color)
Wet n Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer

Makeup Application:
1) I first primed Insiya's eyelids using Wet n Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer.
2) Then I filled in her brows using the darker shade (right side) of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Dark Brown and set her brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
3) I then applied the nude eyeshadow from Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells onto the first half of her eyelids. Then, I used Mac's Satin Taupe and applied the outer half and into the outer V, making sure that all the makeup is blended in throughly.
4) I then applied Rimmel ScandalEYES Kohl Kahal Waterproof Eyeliner in Black on her waterline and tightline. Then, I used Jordana FabuLiner in Black to on her upper lash line to create a cat eye.
5) I then applied Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black on her eyelashes (not that she needs much of it, her eyelashes are already long as it is!)
6) I then lightly used Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light to cover her dark circles and some discoloration under her eyes, while brightening the undereye area.
7) Lastly, I applied Tarte 24HR Amazonian Clay Blush in Stellar on her cheeks.

Have you guys done makeup on your friends lately? What do you guys think of the makeup look? Let me know in the comment section below!

Influenser VoxBox: The Sargento Box!

Hey guys! So today  I am going to share with you what I received from Influenster in the mail about a month or so back. I'm super late into the game but this review has been pending for awhile and now I am able to post my thoughts on it! 

For those of you who don't know, Influenster is a website where you can review products for a chance to get some free products! The only caveat is of course, the free product that you receive you would have to do either a blog post on it! As such, I decided to put my luck into the game and see if there was a chance that I was able to get something! Little did I realize that I would get a VoxBox featuring food! As always, this review will be impartial and contain my honest opinion! 

In this package in the mail, I received several things. First, there was a card detailing instructions on how to proceed. Secondly, there was a voucher for a free cheese snack by Sargento which was then accompanied with a $1 off coupon. And lastly, there was a mini cheese cooler! I found it to be really nifty that they offered that in this kit. 

I ended up purchasing the Sargento String Cheese Natural Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. In it contained 12 detachable cheese sticks within the package.

Overall I think this is a good flavor to try for those of you who aren't a huge fan of cheese. The flavor is rather mild, and as such isn't overwhelming and sharp like some other cheeses could be. I have to admit that I am not the biggest cheese fanatic out there, but this was a good snack for me to have when I was studying for my tests! Not only is it a healthy snack but it is also a good source of calcium that I was able to get! I like to eat these with Ritz Crackers and a cup of milk! When I get the chance, I will definitely consider repurchasing this food items! My only issue with this product mainly is that I wish they had more variety of their flavors! I can see myself and my family easily trying the other flavors out, we finished this package really easy between the five of us!

While the mini cheese cooler is cool, I can't really see a practical use out of it to be honest. The age group that I see this product is geared towards is elementary through high school, and the majority of them carry lunch boxes with ice coolers in them already... while it is neat I don't find it practical to use and I myself don't see it being used often. 

My first VoxBox experience was a success! If you guys have tried any Sargento Cheese product, let me know in the comments below on what you think about their products! 

All products in this post were given to me directly or indirectly (via coupon) for free. As always, my reviews are 100% genuine and honest. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review of NuMe 19MM Magic Wand

Claims: Go Beyond the salon... dream of red carpet curls. NuMe reinvents the way the world sees curling wands: pure titanium for unbeatable shine, negative ions for irresistible smoothness, and advanced technology for a stronger, smarter curling wand. Each Magic Wand is equipped with a sleek, digital display temperature settings to adjust perfectly to your hair type's ideal degree of heat. This new and improved ergonomic model is unbelievably comfortable, especially with its lighter body and sleeker design. Unearthly curls are simply a wand away. See what your hair has been missing, with the all-new NuMe Signature Magic Wand!
Colors: Black, Purple (Featured), Blue
Price: $179.99
Sizes: 19MM, 25MM, 32MM
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Hey guys! So today I will be doing a much anticipated review of the NuMe 19MM Magic Wand. I purchased this product back in my NuMe Haul in early July and I have also featured this product recently in my August Favorites mentioning that I will do a review about this product! Today I will share with you my thoughts on the product!

Monday, October 7, 2013

September Favorites

Hello everyone! Welcome to my September Favorites! I would first like to start off by apologizing for the lack of blog posts this month. I want to reassure you guys that I have not under any circumstances forgotten about my blog, its just a lot of unfortunate circumstances have happened this month. I won't go to much details as I am a private person, I just wanted to let you know that there was a reason as to why I haven't been able to be able to keep this blog up and running like normal. Everything is better than it was before, life has its way of turning itself around. With that being said though, here are the products I used for the month.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
Hands down the most natural brow product I own. I have been experimenting with other brow products and I always go back to this for the most natural brow look. Yes, this is pricey, but so worth it. Only downside is that I will have to set it with a brow gel, it doesn't last well on its own. 

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in Light
Love this product! This is both hydrating and cancels out any discoloration underneath my eyes. Thank you Nikki (from FairestFavorites) for letting me know how awesome this product is!

Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond and Pink Evermore
I've been loving both of these creme eyeshadow sticks ever since I picked them up the beginning of September. Continuous Almond is a great base underneath all eyeshadows to cancel out any discoloration you may have while Pink Evermore is great for bring out the pink eyeshadows...not to mention the shimmer in this eyeshadow pencil is absolutely beautiful!

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black
Although this mascara is a wet formula, I have to say hands down this is the best mascara I have tried in the drugstore thus far. The results this mascara gives me is akin to my favorite high-end mascara of all time, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. The amount of volume and length this mascara gives me in one coat is absolutely insane. Best part of this product is that it is less than $5. 

Jordana Twist & Shine Lip Balms in Cranberry Crush and Honey Love
My last Jordana rave this month! Cranberry Crush is a beautiful berry color that is beautiful for the fall and Honey Love is a beautiful nude color. Both of these colors are very pigmented and feel very smooth on the lips! My favorite of the bunch I purchased!

Lancome Oscillation PowerFoundation SPF 21 in Beige 10
I didn't enjoy this applicator of this foundation, which caused me to not like this product initially. However, once I got the Real Techniques Buffing Brush I realized that this is a really good product! Been using this mineral foundation ever since and haven't stopped loving it!

Mac Lipstick in Syrup (Lustre)
I've recently been back on my Mac lipstick faze. I can't believe I cheated on them with other lip products! This one in particular I didn't dive into until September rolled around and I'm actually astonished that I haven't really used this! Its a lovely deep-tone pink that is perfect for the fall. 

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizier with Sunscreen SPF 50
I can't get over how awesome this moisturizer is! It is light, which makes it perfect for those with oily skin and sits very well under makeup! Not to mention it has an SPF of 50!

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
I swear I have been all "lets highlight every single part of my face this month!" This is a beautiful subtle highlight and I have not been using any illuminating-type product since I picked this up!

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Trio in Sweet as Candy
After seeing both fairestfavorites and rxbeautychic rave about this little trio, I knew I had to pick this little sucker up! And, of course, I am in love. I usually don't gravitate towards pink eyeshadow, but for some reason or another I have been wearing this trio for a good portion of the month! 

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Eyeliner in Black
I may have stumbled upon the best drugstore liquid eyeliner ever. Okay, at least the best that I have tried.. this eyeliner lasts all day without smudging...even in Florida heat and through the hours of K-Pop dance practice! Definitely a new favorite in my collection!

How have you guys been doing? What are your favorites of the month? Let me know in the comment section below!
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