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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TAG: Summer Besties

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was awesome :) 
Over the weekend I was tagged to do this video of my favourite summer products: Summer Besties.
I decided to film it the other day as I haven't posted a video in a while. I hope you enjoy the video and if you have used any of these products too, let me know what you thought of them! If you have a youtube channel, make a video response with your favourites too! xoxo

Summer Besties TAG:
Favorite summer....
1) Lip product -LIP BALM! Burts Bees tinted lip balm - Pink Blossom
2) Blush - GOSH Natural Blush - 41 Juicy Peach
3) Nail Polish - Biosculpture Gel Nails -
4) Liquid face product - Biotherm Biopur SOS Normalizer
5) Powder face product - Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder - Medium/ Coverfx Powderfx - M80
6) Hair product - GOSH Salt of Mine - Wet'n Dry Salt Water/ L'oreal Nutri-Sleek Anti Frizz Serum
7) Eye product - Quo lashes - 806
8) Self Tanner (or any tanning item) - Hawaiian Tropics Dark Tanning Oil - Spf 4/ Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder - 51/ Smashbox Contour Palette/ Benefit Hoola
9) Fashion accessory - Sunglasses!!! Hoop Earrings, Rosary!
10) Clothing piece - Beaters! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

ProduCt.ReViEw.- Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen -  001 Blackest Black

No mess liquid liner - felt tip for precise control - glides on smoothly - lasts for 16 hrs

Aqua (Water), Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lignosulfonate, Sodium Laureth 11 Carboxylate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Laureth 12 Sulfate, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain ( /-): Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 (CI 16035)

- Easy application, the felt tip brush is super easy to use
- Great for beginners as it is like a pencil
-Smudge proof - it stays pretty well
- Not super black
- Fades during the day

A pretty easy liner to apply for anyone. Not the best but definitely a great one to try out. 

Less then $20/1.6g


Friday, May 20, 2011

REQUESTED: Tropical Seduction - Turquoise, Purple and Brown

Oh my, my lovely followers, I am sooooo sorry for the lack of posts. I did try and post this about a week ago however, blogger went down and deleted my post....twice. 
Thank you for holding on with me and being patient. This month really has been crazy for me, and as the summer nears, I really don't think that it's going to stop anytime soon.
So this look was requested and named by one of my fans who requested this look on my facebook page. 
At first, I honestly did not like it on myself, but quickly fell in love with it. I received many compliments all day about it.
I tried to use as much drugstore brands as I could. 

Another point that I wanted to bring up was that I may not be doing video tutorials for a while because recently I knocked myself right above my eye and as a result, I have bruised eye. It is really purple at the moment, so please be patient with me, I will have a tutorial filmed and up asap. 
I already have so many ideas.

And with that, I'll leave you to enjoy the video, leave me a comment and let me know what you think! (Hopefully blogger doesn't delete this post!!!)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Makeup Tip # 1: How Do You Apply Your Foundation?

So, a little while back I saw this demo and it completely changed how I applied foundation, and made me aware. I wanted to share this tip with my followers and see what you all have to say about it. 
I posted this about two days ago and have had some interesting responses. Some, like me, have found that this was extremely helpful in explaining how foundations are applied in each way. Especially for HD photography/film. And others have questioned it by saying that it is different on skin and that if you wet the sponge, it won't suck up the product. 
My 'argument' over that is that, yes, even though it is not on the skin, it is a clear way of distinguishing application. Also, for the amount of product waste, waste in general from usage of many sponges and money spent constantly buying new sponges, you might as well buy a good quality foundation brush that can be used over and over with no waste!
You be your own judge though, let me know what you think and let me know how you apply your foundation and why it works for you!

ROYAL WEDDING: Kate Middleton's dress

Isn't she stunning?! I love the lace. Very elegant and timeless.... she is so beautiful! What do you think of the bride?
Enjoy the pictures.

ROYAL WEDDING: Samantha Cameron - Prime Ministers wife

The always fashionable Samantha Cameron has arrived! She is not wearing a hat... that's the first thing I noticed.... I think she looks cute! I love her hair accessories and choice of colour... I think it would have been cute if the Prime Minister would have worn a green tie to match! What are your thoughts on her outfit?

ROYAL WEDDING: Victoria Beckham

Are you watching the Royal wedding? I swore I wouldn't watch it.. but I guess it's a once in a life time kind of thing.. so I am!
Just wanted to post Victoria Beckham's choice of outfit... what do you think? I kind of think it would be better for a funeral, no?

What are your thoughts?

Friday, April 22, 2011

FOTD: Angel Eyes: Silver and Blue

Friday night and I am back again with another look ! I created this look the other day... purely out of boredom and creativity.... I wanted to use colours that I don't usually use.. so I decided to go with silver, baby blue and royal blue. 
I think it turned out pretty great. I really fell in love with this look, I wish I had somewhere to wear it to that day. 
What are your plans for the weekend? For myself, I have a few birthday and farewell parties to attend. I did have to work today. Glad I did, it was great!
Anyways I hope you have a great one and talk to you soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FOTD: YSL Inspired Spring look - Easter colours

Evening. How has your week been so far? Happy Hump day... and Happy 420 to those who celebrate it (I do NOT! as I do not smoke.... however I love how everyone was in a great mood today!) haha. 
Today I wanted to show you a look that I created a few days ago. I decided to film the look.... I hope that you can check it out :) 
The look was created from an inspirational photo of YSL's Spring 2009 makeup look. I wanted originally to do a look inspired by Easter... as it is just around the corner... and I really liked the colours of this photo, so I thought that they would fit perfectly :)
For those of you wondering, and keeping up with my busy life.. the ABA hair show went well! The hairstylist(who is award winning :) ) really liked the makeup I did. The photo shoot however, that I was suppose to do yesterday was postponed as the photographer was sick :( 
I did however get two more job offers, so all is well! 

I hope all is well with you.... and without further adieu.... enjoy the video!

Monday, April 18, 2011

WANTED: Can you get hooked on lip balm?

Happy Monday..... well, I hope it was a good one for you!
I spent my Monday morning applying crazy smokey eye makeup to models for a hair show(ABA) that was here in Vancouver, that was featuring Tabatha Coffey.....  
ANYWAYS.....Today, I wanted to share a book that I recently discovered, that I want to buy. It is from the creators of thebeautybrains.com, and I don't know about you, but I regularly find myself on this site learning things. So, when I heard that they had a book, I was automatically sold on the idea! I think I just may head to Chapters and pick up a copy. 
Apparently there are many good reviews on it.
I was wondering if any of my followers have read it? or bought it? or heard anything about it?
Have a good week! I hope to post again soon, XOXO.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 life (OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO) Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Yay! for the weekend! How are you doing? What does this weekend have you up to? 
I miss blogging everyday... but I can never find the time to do it daily anymore.. *insert sad face*
This weekend so far I have had to work and had a birthday to attend.. tomorrow and Monday, I am doing makeup for a hair show and Tuesday, I am probably doing makeup for a photo shoot. So, definitely busy busy..... Yesterday, I posted a video on Youtube. It is a tutorial I did, that was inspired by Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 life' music video makeup. I changed it a little bit to better suit what I like better. I hope you can check it out and let me know what you think.
I have a few videos that I have in mind to film, but I definitely love hearing what you all want to watch! So, let me know in a comment! I already have tons of requests, and I really hope that I can get to all of them soon. All you who have requested, thank you and please be patient with me. I do have three jobs, plus blogging, filming and editing for Youtube as well as all these opportunities for makeup gigs. 
I keep hitting the top 100 watched gurus for Canada on Youtube, so thank you all for all of your support.. even if it is just by clicking the PLAY button on my videos. I love you all! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

OBSESSION: Ballerina EN pointe

Has anyone else but me notice that we are going through a 'ballerina' trend?
I have noticed this so much as of recently... and I'm liking it!
While working out, I've noticed more girls showing up with ballerina slippers and leg warmers definitely are coming back. I use to wear leg warmers all the time.

Dior Spring/Summer 2011

The whole ballerina trend has affected many things other then fashion as well. Such as movies like 'Black Swan' to makeup trends.

I find a lot of girls are steering towards the whole fresh faced, dramatic eye, soft lips kind of makeup as of recently. Very ballerina-esque. 
Nude nails and flat shoes also seem to be everywhere. Soft pink and baby pink all over the place.
Even companies such as Bourjois are picking up on this trend, with their Spring 2011 collection called "Paris Ballerine". 

Well, what do you think? Do you notice this look kind of sneaking into your life since 'Black Swan'?
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