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Monday, July 28, 2014

Subtle Shimmery Green Eyeshadow Tutorial

Step 1: I primed my eyelids with the Elf Smudge Pot in Cruisin' Chic.



Step 2: I applied the Elf Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Forest Nymph to my crease, and blended it upwards and outwards.





Step 3: I then applied the Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Earthy directly on top of the Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick, blending again, upwards and outwards.




Step 4: Using the same Eyeshadow Stick, I smoked out my lower lash line for continuity.



Step 5: I then lined my waterline and upper lash line using the Too Faced Perfect Black Eyeliner. I smoked it out using the smudge stick on the other side of the pencil.



Step 6: I then coated my lashes with 2 coats of the Elf Mineral Infused Mascara.



Step 7: I then applied a medium peach blush onto my cheeks. This one is the Elf Mineral Pressed Blush in Cabo Cabana.



Step 8: Then to keep it simple, I applied the Elf Lip Balm Tint in Nude.



The Finished Look:
A very simple look with a touch of color on the eyes. Anyone can pull this off!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Free Sample of Garnier Ultra Lift Transformer!

I have heard positive things about this product, but I've yet to try it out! Well, it looks like we ALL can give it a shot! This deal is from the Tartget.com website in the Sample Spot.






What it Says it'll do:

"Ultra Lift Transformer Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Garnier introduces Ultra-Lift Transformer, our first anti-aging cream that works instantly and over time. With Pro-Retinol from Nature it repairs wrinkles and restores firmness."


It's free so try it out, so why not? If you haven't already, click HERE to request a sample. 

I'm very excited to give this a shot. I use a hyaluronic serum but I'd love to have a moisturizer to apply as well. (My serum acts as a crazy fast train that transports other products into my skin way quickly and helps my skin absorb all the good stuffs!)


Have any of you ever tried this product? If so, what did you think of it? Please come back and let me know when you get yours, and any thoughts/opinions about it that you'd like to share with the rest of us!


Free stuff is pretty cool. I come across these things all of the time...maybe I should add a new page to my site so you guys can get in on any goodies you may have missed! Let me know if yo guys would like to see that!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kleancolor Blue w/ Multi-colored Sparkles and Golden Underside!

Super fun colors! I first applied a coat on the Kleancolor Matte in Sensual Lagoon, one coat of Shooting Star, and then I painted the underside of my nail with Maybelline's Color Show in Bold Gold to "hide" my nail tips. 









What do you guys think of this combination? Have any of you tried any of Kleancolor's nail polishes? If so, what did you think of them?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Buy and Sell Makeup with Glambot.com!

I'd received a message over a month ago about a website that had JUST started up, called "Glambot."
Basically Glambot is a website where you can by and sell your new and used makeup. They have wonderful safety measures in sanitization, (and ONLY sell authentic products) and I was curious about trying it out. I was compensated to review/haul from this company, but the opinions posted here are of my own. 


It took a MONTH for me to receive the credit they'd promised me after messaging them 3 times, and when I did end up getting it, it was waaay lower than initially agreed upon from the first message. So, right off guys, we are starting off very NEGATIVELY. I have 10 years of Business management under my hat, and I feel that their business etiquette thus far is terrible and absolutely LACKING--just from a business standpoint, and again--this is just my personal opinion. I feel like it was a ploy to generate talk and interest in the blogging community.

I chose my selection:



Let's pretend that I'm an average customer for a second, shall we?

I'm saving maybe $2.00 on each palette even though they are USED (80% left of each) and I'm saving $6.00 on the Mac Lipstick, which only has 50% left. I'd personally rather pay the extra 2 bucks for the palettes and have one that's brand new. Again, this is just my personal opinion.

Are the prices fair? Not all of the time. In my honest opinion, you'd save WAY more money by using a site such as Reddit.com (r/makeupexchange) and MUABS.com if you were looking to make a purchase on something that isn't a Limited Edition product...I see the Too Faced palettes go for $25.00 and they are ONLY swatched...sometimes they are even BRAND NEW. But of course there are risks with that as well. On the other sites, the items may not make it to your mailbox. I have personally been swaplifted at least 12 times in the past year and it pisses me off that people can be that freaking shitty. Also, if you purchase from a community-based website, you just may be purchasing a FAKE product, whereas the products at Glambot.com are safe--and authentic. (You gotta admit that the idea of having lead in your eyeballs isn't exactly on your Bucket List, ha ha ha!)

Used Mac Lipsticks from blog sales and makeup selling/swapping communities tend to run on average, about $5.00-$12.00 and it's based on usage, meaning you pay more for more product. (obviously.) Now this also depends on whether or not a product is "LE" or "Limited Edition" in which case if it happens to be, say a LE item, the price could go up to around $30.00.


The Bottom Line:

If you collect Mac cosmetics and other high-ended brands, or you are wanting a Limited Edition product from like YEARS ago, (or that may be sold out everywhere else) you can visit Glambot.com and purchase it for the actual retail price of the item, instead of paying an arm and a leg from some person online who is practicing "Price Gouging" (this is when people purchase many items of something only to wait and sell it later when it's hard to find just to make an insane profit.) 

I'm very active on quie a few of the makeup community websites, and what I'm noticing is more and more LE Mac items being "sold" and "swapped" for waaaay more than retail value. Every single time I visit Glambot.com I notice that EVERYTHING Mac LE is SOLD OUT CONSTANTLY. (At least every time I visit the site, which is maybe once a week) I'm not sure how often they regain product--although you can actually SELL them your new and used makeup for store credit, which is VERY cool if there's a bit of stuff hanging out in your makeup drawer gettin' no love...so why not swap it in for something you'll enjoy more? (If that interests you, they have specifics on the site on how to package/sanitize your products as well as what brands they accept)

This is only part 1 of my review...I ordered my products over a week ago, and it hasn't been shipped yet. So we'll just have to wait and see the pics, good, the bad, the videos, etc! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smoky Green and Brown Tutorial Feat. Too Faced's Pretty Rebel Palette

I love green shadow...almost TOO much! Here's a pretty and fun green eyeshadow tutorial featuring Too faced's Pretty Rebel Palette!
Enjoy!


Step 1: I used an Elf Smudge Pot in Brownie Points as a primer. I applied this all over my eyelid, and just right above the crease. I then softened the harsh line with my fingers and "smoked it out."


Step 2: I then applied the Elf Studio Kohl Liner all over my eyelids as a super dark base for my eyeshadow.



Step 3:Using a brush, I smudged that black liner all over my eyelid, and just above my crease. 



Step 4: I then grabbed my Too faced Pretty Rebel Palette.


Step 5: Put on a "super-excited face," cause sh*ts about to get real! Apply that gorgeous duochrome shade "girly" all over your eyelids everywhere we applied the black base.



Step 6: Using the shade "Ringleader," I smudged out the very top edge of "girly" and blended it upwards and outwards.



Step 7: I then applied the shade "Dainty" as a highlight for my brow bone. I blended very gently where "Dainty" and " Ringleader" met, being careful not to bring the matte shade too far into the shimmery one.



Step 8: I then applied Brownie points underneath my lower lash line with a smudge stick for a metal foil kind of look.



Step 9: I then used a black gel liner (this one is a no name brand from eBay) and I ran this along my upper lash line, smudging the gel inbetween my lashes for added volume.



Step 10: I then used the Too Faced perfect Black Liner to line my water line. I didn't take a picture of it because it's weird...lol.



And, now the lids of your optical stems should look like this:


Step 11: I then applied a black mascara. this one is the Elf Mineral Infused Mascara.



Step 12: I then used a deep matte powder to sculpt my Native American cheekbones. This is my "Chocolate Soleil," AKA Elf's Studio Pressed Powder in Coco. (this seriously works REALLY well, it's the perfect matte and blends like a dream)



Step 13: I then used a cream blush. This one is Tarte's Green Siren Cheek Stain. I always apply my blush about an inch away from the apples of my cheeks and I blend it upwards and outwards towards my hairline, stopping about half an inch from my actual hairline. I do this because it's easier to blend towards your nose/apple area without overdoing it and ending up with "Doll Cheeks." It's easier to gauge whether or not you need more product from there. It also looks more natural.



Step 14: I then applied an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Glow to my T-Zone and cheeks. If you do not want to spend a ton of money on a powder highlight, you could always use the Elf Baked Highlighters. If you want something a bit more pricey without being crazy, a Mac Mineral Skinfinish will do as well. All three products are awesome but have different price points.



Step 15: I then applied a Mac Lipstick in Shanghai Spice. Some other colors that are more affordable and are VERY similar in color are Elf's Mineral Lip Gloss in Au Naturale, Elf's Extra Lip Gloss in Joe, Maybeline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse, Elf Mineral Lipstick in Nicely Nude or Revlon Lip Butter in Peach parfait. (I'm sure there are pleeeeenty more. These are similar ones from my own collection)




Finished Look! (Bonus BF and I Cutesy Pic in the Studio!)