Monday, August 30, 2010

Drama, drama, drama - UD Naked Palette

My younger sister is currently going to college and at this age sometimes you want to break out of your shell and try something new. I asked her to be my model for a look using my Naked Palette from Urban Decay and she agreed. I had no idea what I was going to do, so we just winged it.
We came up with a subtle dramatic eye with a bit of a smokey effect. I got to practice my eyelining skills a bit, and let me tell you, it was hard. She has a small scar right on one of her upper eyelashes and it was very tricky to line it.

Anyway, without further delay, here it is:

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

UD ♥ NYC - Times Square Pre-release

Comments posted after the comment I made on Sept. 7 2010 at 1:15 AM will not count towards the contest. This contest has ended!!

Can you imagine waking up at 5:00 AM and waiting in line for five more hours to get your hands on some piece of makeup?
Well imagine no more, because I did it! It wasn't any ordinary piece of makeup either, it was the coveted, highly anticipated, drool-inducing Book of Shadows Vol. III from Urban Decay.

I'm sure by now you've seen people blogging about it, tweeting about it, or you've heard about it on facebook and whatnot. Urban Decay has created a book of shadows dedicated to the super fab NYC. I live in the Bronx so I decided I would make the trip down there and get it before anyone else. Now, be aware that the palette hasn't even been released on, it was exclusively being sold at Times Square on August 28th from 1 - 9 p.m. Only 1000 pieces were available and the first 200 got free t-shirts.

Here is the footage I got, enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crazy for Pink! Video tutorial

Hey there my beautiful gorgeous darlings! I am very excited to announce that I've jumped in the boat and made a small video tutorial called Crazy for pink!
Now, please remember that I am no makeup artist, I have limited knowledge when it comes to makeup techniques. All you see here is me doing the best I can to show some of my friends from Sephora FB page and Peggy's Wakeup Roll call how I did a certain look a few days back.

Now I have to admit, I am a tad nervous. I would really appreciate it if you gave me your input on it. If you guys like it, I am willing to do more. I know the lighting in this video sucks, please forgive me for that.

So, without further stalling.... I give you CRAZY FOR PINK!

Now onto the written tutorial.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tried and True - Cleaning your brushes

Hey there darlings! Most of you know I'm on a mini shopping hiatus until the 28th because I'm going down to the city to score the very anticipated UD hearts NYC palette from Urban Decay. I will no spend a cent (lies) until that day. Well, at least I'll try no to.
So, I came up with this concept called, Tried and True.
This will be a series that will basically let you know what products or methods I've tried and have worked wonderfully for me. Today we will start with cleaning your makeup brushes.

When I first started getting into makeup, I mean really getting into it, the first brush I ever bought was from Sephora, and it was the Professionnel Small Synthetic Eyeshadow Brush #26. I got this brush because it is good for packing in my shadow, and I like the size because I don't have a lot of eye space so this is perfect!
As time went by I started getting better at applying makeup so I needed more brushes to achieve the looks I was going for. The more brushes I got, the more it got me thinking; how am I supposed to clean these babies?
I was scared, my brushes are mostly from Sephora and MAC and as some of you may know, they aren't cheap. So I needed a method that would really get all the residue from there without damaging them. Onto Youtube I went.
Everybody has their own ways of doing things, and I watched them all! Well not all, but I watched many, many videos. Finally I found this one:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Almay intense i-color collection (for brown eyes)

Drugstore makeup, what hidden treasures can we find?
Many I'd say, but sometimes we can also find ourselves in the hassle of trying to get a refund if you change your mind, or arguing with a cashier because she charged you the full price even though it was on sale.
I had that happen to me with this beautiful collection. Putting it on today was such a bittersweet moment, I'm always excited to try new things but the memory of the bad day I had while purchasing this kind of put a damper on my mood.
Regardless, what's done is done, so let's get to the good part.

What it is:
Almay has a collection called intense i-color for Brown, Blue, Green, and Hazel eyes. They have created eyeshadow trios that complement each type of eye color. They've also paired them up with eyeliners in different colors as well to make your eyes pop! Finish up with a little of the corresponding mascara and your eyes will truly shine!

Since I have Brown eyes, I of course picked the shades for brown eyes.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

E.L.F. Haul/Review

You've all heard of E.L.F. right? No not the little guy that helps Santa on the holiday season!
I mean Eyes Lips Face cosmetics. It is this super affordable makeup brand that provides decent quality makeup for a steal!
Prices start at $1!
Now, just because it's cheap it doesn't mean it's no good. This brand has many cosmetics and tools that are actually a bargain and work pretty well.
There are things that aren't so well, but for a price like that I'm willing to take some risks.

So, for me to get some of these E.L.F. products I need to make a trip, and it's hard for me because I have a little one to take care of and I don't drive. So what's a girl to do?
Order online of course!
I signed up for E.L.F.'s newsletter and they're always sending me promotional codes and special events where you can get discounted shipping, or a certain % off your purchase. I've never taken advantage of these because none of them seem good enough.
Well, E.L.F. has reached it's 2 millionth order and to celebrate they were giving free shipping with any order over $10. I had to get in on that, so I decided to place an order.
So, I now present you my mini haul.


Please be aware that since this is a haul and review in one, I will not go into much detail about the products, I'll just provide the basics and we can discuss a specific product in the comments section if you want to know more ok?

Let's get started:
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