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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

HALLOWEEN: Candy Corn Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Halloween is just around the corner, and sadly, I won't be participating in any fun activities this year! So, I've decided since I promised you all a makeup tutorial, I'd make one inspired by candy corn, my absolute favorite Halloween candy! Keep in mind that I will be posting more tutorials when I have the chance, even though they may not be frequent (due to being a new mom soon). But I promise I will try my best! 

This is the MAC 120 palette I used for this look. It is not real MAC obviously, being MAC doesn't sell palettes this large, but the colors are very pigmented and bright, they are absolutely amazing if you use a base with them. You can purchase one of these palettes on eBay for a reasonable price. I circled the colors in red that I used for this tutorial. Be sure to click on the images if you'd like to see them full sized. 

 Here are the steps to take to create this candy corn look:
1. Use a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color Milk as a base, it doesn't need to be perfect.
2. Using your finger, blend out and upward toward your brown bone. 
3. Using a flat shadow brush (MAC 239), apply a matte white shadow to inner corner of eye. 
4. Using the flat shadow brush, apply a matte yellow shadow to middle of the lid. 

5. Using a blending brush (MAC 217), apply matte orange shadow to outer corner and crease. 
6. Using the blending brush, apply the same matte white shadow in step 3 to add a highlight on brow bone. 
7. Using the same blending brush, apply matte black shadow to outer corner to add depth. Then blend everything well to rid of any harsh lines you may have. 
8. Apply liner as you normally would, then curl lashes and apply mascara. False lashes are optional of course! Then you're all done! 

Here is the finished look!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review: LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer

I've got another review for you guys!! I am also going to be reviewing every product that came in my Naturals VoxBox soon, once I've tried out all of the products for a little bit!

So I've been using this product literally every single day since I've gotten it. I am the type of person who loves lip products, and this is definitely one worth having. LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer is made with pure Swedish beeswax, coconut oil, organic shea butter, and vitamins A & E. 

Lately, with this changing weather, my lips have been very dry and chapped, so I've been using lots of ChapSticks. Most ChapSticks or lip balms I've tried either don't work for my lips, or don't last very long. Before trying LypSyl, I've been using Burt's Bees lip balm. Don't get me wrong, Burt's Bees is amazing, but it doesn't seem to last very long at all, maybe 30 minutes to an hour. LypSyl lasts a few hours at least! When I apply it to my lips, my lips stay hydrated and moisturized for a very long time, it's amazing! 

The packaging is also very nice, I've never seen a ChapStick like it. Instead of turning a wheel on the bottom to get more of the product, you push a little bumblebee up! I will definitely be purchasing more of this product when I run out. Go check out their website

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary through Influenster.  

Friday, September 28, 2012

Beauty Sparkle Kabuki Brush Giveaway!!

I've got another giveaway for you guys! YAY! This giveaway is for a kabuki brush from a company called Beauty Sparkle. I've been using this kabuki brush for a little over a week now, and I absolutely adore it. They come in two different colors, red and pink. Not only are they cute, but they are also very great quality, and the price is so reasonable. This is definitely a steal! 

1. SUBSCRIBE to my channel
2. "Like" me on facebook:
3. Leave a comment on this video telling me WHY you want to win, spam will NOT be counted. 
-Contest is WORLDWIDE and will end on October 11, 2012 at noon PST. I will announce the winner on October 12, 2012 on FACEBOOK! You will have 24 hours to respond from the time I announce winner, or another winner will be chosen. 

Go check out their website at They are also on facebook, and YouTube. They also sell 100% human hair extensions, synthetic hair extensions, pro makeup artist kits, and eyeshadow palettes. They are very friendly, so that is always a plus!

I will definitely be doing more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned for those as well as tutorials and beauty tips!