Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Basic Summer Look using Elf Cosmetics (Tutorial)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elf (E.L.F.) 80-Piece day to Night Eyeshadow Palette Review

Gah! My order came in today and I am SO EXCITED! First thing I opened was this palette, of course! I had to swatch all of the best colors for you guys! (Just wait for some tutorials!) First and foremost: The chrome colors in the palette are SEXY. I mean, they are bold, neutral, and outright SEXY. I'm going to have so much fun with this palette! The original price of this palette is $25.00 and as awesome as it is, I'd say that it's great quality, but you'd be better off getting it while it's on sale or for half off. (as of 4/17/13, it's still $15.00) The brights do show up, but you will need a white eyeshadow primer of course. I noticed 3 shades from this palette that didn't have much pigmentation on my skin. The shades were various pale pinks. (They DID show up, but they were faint.) The neutrals were beautiful, especially the chrome/metallics as I have previously mentioned. The brights such as the neon blue, neon pink, neon green etc. showed up noticeably without a primer. I didn't have enough arm space to swatch everything, so I swatched the brightest and boldest of the palette. ;) I am absolutely going to enjoy this purchase! (will be wearing the neutral metallic shades for work tomorrow!)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My friend Rebecca (Professional Photographer and my roommate) had me help out with a photo shoot the other day, and I thought I'd share a few of the pictures that she's recently posted! She had this really neat idea for a "sky" and "cloud" theme. She gave me an idea of what colors she'd like to have on the model (Elizabeth) and what to do with her hair. I was so excited for this shoot, and I'm even more excited to be able to share a few pictures with you all. :) If you like what you see and would like to see more pics, visit http://facebook.com/rjgerdel to see more of her stuff, it's pretty awesome! (She likes "Likes" as well, hint hint, nudge, nudge)

Also, the Cat's name is Cosmo. He belongs to my roommates...he had wandered into the room to see what was going on, and ended up posing. :)

Milani Powder Eyeshadow Palette in Paint Review

Got my computer fixed, and I'm baaaaaack! <3 During the downtime, I picked up quite a few new things to try out and this palette is one of new faves! Down to business. ;)

These shades pack a wild and colorful punch--they are BOLD, PIGMENTED, and SMOOTH. First things first: I LOVE white eyeshadow as much as the next girl...but often I am let down. I purchase palettes hoping that the white shade will be as true to color as possible even WITHOUT a primer. So when I come across one that is just as bright on the skin as it's presented in the palette, I know that I have a winner. I have goofed around with this palette a couple of times and I have yet to notice ANY fallout whatsoever. The formula is soft, smooth and wonderfully blendable. It's rich pigmentation will make you feel like an artist whose eyes are about to POP with a buttload of bold, matte and beautiful summer shades. It has a neon pink, a vibrant purple, cobalt blue, a neon green, a sunset orange and an In-Your-Face White that I have personally been searching many years for. The colors actually stay true to the shade in the palette without a primer, but primer is still recommended! Here are the pictures of the palette and the beautiful swatches!

These swatches were taken without a primer. I absolutely suggest trying this palette if you are in love with bright colors!
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