Thursday, May 29, 2014

Giving Love to Nature - Spiritual Nurturing: A Beauty Ritual

One of the most beautiful and sacred things you can do for your mind and spirit is to be outside and walk in nature. Taking nature in, giving and receiving love with it, and just being around it, is very healing. It naturally reduces stress, helps your body release more serotonin, and it connects you to yourself... which is the direct portal and connection to all that is.
When you spend time in nature, you enhance your physical being and tend to glow from the inside out. This is a great beauty ritual to do for your beauty, health, and wellness. It's a sacred way to honor your spirit, mind, and body. I put together a video of some images and moments I spent in nature yesterday, set to a song that will captivate your mind and set yourself free of any worries. Enjoy this moment with me and if you can, get outside today 




Monday, May 19, 2014

Brown Smokey Eye Look for my Sister!




My sister sent me a picture of this beautiful model wearing a sophisticated, brown smokey eye. I wanted to surprise her and film a tutorial of me creating this look for her. The look took a bit of time to make sure the contouring and highlighting matched the way it looked in the photo and the eyes, too. When I wore this look to work that night, I got so many compliments. This look will look great on every eye color. I hope you like it! Thanks for watching.

Watch the video here:



★ PRODUCTS & LINKS ★

Native Forest Remedies - Sweetgrass Lip Balm Stick - http://goo.gl/UKMc9S

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector - http://amzn.to/1kch9RL
Revlon Age Defying Firming + Lifting Foundation Bare Buff - http://amzn.to/1oBsf5Q
Beauty Blender - http://amzn.to/1jUoLZA

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC20 - http://goo.gl/qaCVoy
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer Fair - http://goo.gl/lXj3K1

Coastal Scents 6 Contour Blush Palette - http://amzn.to/1lygTcT
MyGlam Blending Brush
Sephora Airbrush Powder Brush - http://goo.gl/SRgNwa

Benefit Hoola Bronzer - http://amzn.to/1jUoPsm
Elf Blush Brush - http://amzn.to/1hTXuli

Milani Luminoso Blush - http://amzn.to/1qLs36j
Artistry Angled Brush

MAC Painterly Paint Pot - http://amzn.to/1kchWCn
Naked Basics Palette (Faint, WOS, Crave) - http://goo.gl/jz9iaj
Medium Eyeshadow Brush
Sephora Airbrush Crease Brush - http://goo.gl/SRgNwa
Sonia Kashuk 109 Blending Brush - http://goo.gl/T20sgQ
BH Cosmetics Small Smudge Brush - http://goo.gl/5xxFLB

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Black Velvet - http://goo.gl/Sz49nV
Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner in Brown - http://amzn.to/S4CdPQ
Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black - http://goo.gl/DbIadF

Covergirl Eyelash Curler - http://goo.gl/nhizoQ
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - http://goo.gl/NtMQO7
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara - http://goo.gl/cyFQD3

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash - http://amzn.to/1lyhzyK
Naded Basics Palette - Faint - http://goo.gl/jz9iaj
Aveda Angled Eyebrow Brush - http://amzn.to/1lVqBsD
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel - http://amzn.to/S4CkL6

Ardell Natural Demi Pixies - http://amzn.to/1jUpPwv
Duo Eyelash Adhesive (Dark tone) - http://amzn.to/S4Cn9S

Aveda lip liner in Foxglove - http://goo.gl/kE8IYJ
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Sheer Linen #181 - http://amzn.to/1qLsUnf
MaryKatyatPlay Jelly Lipgloss in Teddy Bare - http://goo.gl/Q68CSq
(mix with white powder from BC cosmetics contour palette and rimmel match perfection concealer to create a lighter nude lip)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Smokey Cat Eye Look - Using Neutral Colors



It's time for me to show some tricks and tips as to how I achieve some of my smokey cat eye looks!

I really enjoy using browns and taupes to do this. I chose to use one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes by Louise Young. It's her Essential Eyeshadow Palette. The eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and provide long-lasting color.


You can substitute whatever colors you have in place of what I use.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Thanks for watching Xx.



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