Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Inside My Ipsy Bag - September 2014



Every month I get excited to see what will arrive in my Ipsy bag! If you haven't signed up for Ipsy, you must! It's an affordable beauty service in which Ipsy will send you 5 sample to full size products each month for you to try out. It's only $10/month to do this.

Take a peek at Ipsy and to sign up click here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/7d9s?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general


September's Ipsy Bag - 2014

To have a peek into what I received this month and my initial thoughts, check out my video:







Saturday, September 13, 2014

A beautiful custom crystal pendant necklace

Hey my darlings ~

If you're on the hunt for an amazing new necklace - check this one out!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

GRWM: Zodiac Makeup Looks - Virgo

Dear Virgos,

Happy Beautiful Birthday my fellow Virgoians!! I hope you've had/been having wonderful birthday celebrations during this lovely zodiac phase we are in. I celebrated my golden birthday this year, which was perfect and incredible. Here are some pictures from my night out:

 So my darlings, this video is all for you. I hope you like this get ready with me makeup look for our sign. Since we are very down to earth souls... I decided to create a down to earth look... which is classy and goddess-y-like, because that's just my way to do things. I can't help but make it a little magical, right?


FUN FACTS ABOUT VIRGOS:

Dr. Turi's "I Know All About You Book - One of my favorites! You must get it.
Here's some of his insight about Virgos: http://www.drturi.com/reference/star-signs/virgo/

Traits and Colors: https://crystal-cure.com/virgo.html


Here is the video:

Products Mentioned

MAKEUP:

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
Aveda Inner Light Concealer
MAC Cosmetics Fix+
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
Milani Tantastic Bronzer in Gold
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Kat Von D Blush in Wish
MAC Cosmetics Painterly Paint Pot
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
Too Faced Glitter Glue
MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Tan
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in Peach Smoothie, Cocoa Bear
MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Medium Brown
MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl Pencil in Teddy
Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Ardell Demi Pixies Eyelashes
Duo Glue in Black
Kardashian Beauty Au Natural Lip Set - In The Nude

BRUSHES:

Sigma Flat Top Kabuki Brush - F80
Sephora Airbrush Concealer Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush No. 109










Monday, September 8, 2014

All About My Makeup Brushes



A friend of mine (hi Angela!) asked me to film a video talking about my favorite makeup brushes and what I use them for. This is a very long video (sorry!), but I wanted to be as thorough as possible. Please excuse some of my rambling - I tried to keep it as clear and as organized as possible :)

If any of you have a recommendation for a great blush brush (for a smaller face like mine) - let me know! I would love to replace the artistry one I am using.

Here is the video:


BRUSHES MENTIONED

Foundation Brushes:

Concealer Brushes:

Powder Brushes:

Bronzer Brushes:

Blush Brushes:
Artistry Angled Blush Brush

Contouring Brushes:

Highlighting Brushes:

Stippling Brushes:

Eyeshadow Brushes:
Eco Tools Synthetic Brush

Eyeliner Brushes:

Eyelash Curlers:

Eyebrow Brushes:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Aveda Makeup Tutorial

Let's take a moment and marvel at the beauty of this company: Aveda.
It was the first of its kind to demand natural and organic products that would be safe to use - WHILE honoring the environment and supporting indigenous tribes across the world at the same time.

Isn't that amazing? I think so. To read more about Aveda's mission and what this company stands for go here: http://www.aveda.com/discover/index.tmpl.


It's so cool to work for a company that stands for this.

Okay...

Now back to business ;)




I wanted to create a makeup tutorial for this brand to refer the customers I meet who have no idea how to do their makeup. I thought it would be great to tell them to visit Aveda's own YouTube channel as well as mention this one that I've created for them.

So, without further adieu, let's get to the video shall we?!

AVEDA MAKEUP TUTORIAL

PRODUCTS USED

MAKEUP:


BRUSHES & TOOLS:
 Artistry Blush Brush
Medium Shader Brush
Small Shader Brush