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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NYE Smokey Warm Makeup Look | Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

NYE Makeup Look - BeautyMindSpirit

Using Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette - BeautyMindSpirit
 New Years Eve is right around the corner. I felt inspired to create a beautiful warm smokey eye for the occasion. I hope this look inspires you for this evening and helps provide some inspiration for you! You can always substitute the shadows I use for ones that are similar that you already have at home. Whatever you will be doing for this special evening, I hope you have a wonderful time and may 2016 be a year of so many good experiences for you! Love, Kari.


Products I used:
NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sonia Kashuk No. 110 Concealer Brush
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
Morphe M441 Fluffy Crease Brush
Morphe M330 Pointed Crease Brush
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
TheBalm No Money No Honey Shimmer
MAC Fix +
Bare Minerals Soft Focus Glitter in Glee
Illuminare Cosmetics Beyond Black Everlasting Eyeliner
Sigma E65 Eyeliner Brush
Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
Nivea Men Post Shave Balm (Sensitive)
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Treatment
EX1 Foundation in F100
Beauty Blender
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Medium Ash
Elf Cosmetics Color Correcting Concealer in Yellow
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
Ben Nye Pressed Banana Powder
Elf Blush Brush
Cargo HD Powder in 02
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner
Callas Eyelash Adhesive
Eyelashes from eBay (From AngelicaxxDoll)
Sonia Kashuk Blush/Bronzer Duo in Glimmer
Elf Kabuki Face Brush
Better Than Sex Mascara
Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights
Isadora Mocca Rose Perfect Lip Liner
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Bumble
Colourpop Bumble -

Monday, December 28, 2015

IPSY and Scentbird Reveal for Dec 2015

Hey darlings! I'm here to share with you what I received in my Ipsy and Scentbird packages this month. I'm so happy and grateful for the generous gift I received in my Ipsy bag from Michelle Phan. What a sweet gesture and I'm so happy to have supported this dream and vision she had for this company. If any of you are interested in trying out this monthly beauty subscription service, I highly recommend doing so. I also recommend trying Scentbird's as well. Here are the links to sign up/check out below:
Scentbird: This link will earn you a free perfume!

What I received:
Em Cosmetics Shade Play Eyeshadow Palette in Dublin Khakis
Peony Cosmetics Gilded Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Anthony True Professional Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter
Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer
Pacifica Lipstick in Nudie Red
Ricky Care 3D Blender
Dior Addict Perfume

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Poem & A Mindful Practice

So while my new filming space/office is being set up, I wanted to share a mindful practice I do to help center me and keep me grounded...and that is to write poetry. Poetry was the first creative outlet I explored in a serious way as a teenager. It helps me to process my thoughts and emotions. It does so much more for me as well. Anyway, I wanted to share a piece with you. Perhaps some of you will connect to this. If you have, I will be wrapping my arms around your heart for one big virtual hug. Feel free to leave a comment and share your experiences with me. I enjoy learning about you and listening to your stories. 

In the quiet moments of the day and night
She feels him
Every single day

A haunting of cruelty
Dangerous and destructive
She maintains and survives
Every single day

The pull of her body
Craves what they had started
What was never finished
Only tasted
What kind of torment would only come
From something so powerful, unfulfilled 
Every single day

As she dies to be reborn
She is still met with his invisible hands
Holding the piece of her she fears she can never get back
Every single day

No method has ever worked to set her free
No magic has lifted this feeling
Not even acceptance or to embrace
And she still tries
Every single day

There is no escape when you love a ghost
Someone who forfeited their truth
Their love
Their identity
Someone who decided to send back part of their spirit
Into the darkest of spaces 

She, who saw this decision unfold
Right before her eyes
To crush her heart
Collateral damage  

And he never knew
He will never know
He will never see her
Every single day

And every single day
She waits to wake up
To no longer feel his ghost
Asking her to bring him home