Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Tunes #3

Here is a great little tune I discovered on the Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Soundtrack. It's so catchy and I love that Ellie Goulding is mixing her sound with Skrillex. Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 7

Playing Harry Potter Clue with my co-workers // Breaking Dawn Part 2 at 10:50 on the 15th. Lucky Me! // Christmas at the Mall // Saying goodbye to Hostess :( // Finally bought the final soundtrack. It's amazeballs! // My first try at Pumpkin Fizz. It was pretty delicious!

I had a pretty great week this week. Went to a co-workers house for Taco Tuesday and some wii games, got to see Breaking Dawn: Part 2 even thought I wasn't sure I was going to be able to (IT WAS INCREDIBLE), went shopping with co-workers, and I got to go home this weekend! Oh and I got to play in the parks! Yippee! I hope everyone had a great week, as well and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday if you're from America!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Bella Swan

Hello to my lovely reader(s)! Today I have for you the third look in my Twilight Mini Series: Bella Swan! This extremely nude and natural look is great for everyday and it's really easy to achieve! 

In the books, Bella is described to have an, "ehh I don't really care" attitude when it comes to makeup and fashion. She's been know to go to school with literally just brushing her hair; so it makes sense that, for her portrayal in the movie, her makeup would be as natural and minimal as possible. 
Products Used: 
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay Naked Palette: Naked, Buck
- NYX Eyeliner Pencil: Brown
- Maybelline One-By-One Volume Express Mascara in Waterproof
- Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer: Blushed and Bronzed
- Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

I hope you all enjoyed this look and stay tuned for more!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 6

Out to brunch with the roomie! // An AMAZING sweater that was featured in the October issue of Glamour Magazine // More house progress. I'm obsessed! // Election day! // Random day where I literally did nothing to my hair and it looked awesome!

The Re-Launch of Influenster.com!

I just want to take a minute to talk about this really amazing website called Influenster. Through Influenster you can sign up for account that lets you access surveys and quizzes that unlock badges based on your lifestyle. With these badges, you get qualified to receive free VoxBoxes. What is a VoxBox, you ask? A VoxBox is a physical box filled with sample or full-size products that companies send to Influenster for you to test; for FREE! All you have to do it write honest reviews for the products!

Recently, Influenster went through a much-needed update on their website and I think it looks fabulous! Before, the website was really out-dated and it didn't really do that much. Now I looks new and clean and it does so much more than before! There are still a few kinks and glitches here-and-there with the layout and such but, overall, I think the website is fantastic!

Influenster is a really great company and I think you should check them out! They have badges for everyone! If you want to see my profile, you can check it out here. They come out with VoxBoxes every few months, or so, so sign up now to get your VoxBox!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Alice Cullen

Image from Twilight Wiki
 Today we have my second look in the Twilight Mini series! This look is in honor of the adorable Alice Cullen. Alice caused me a bit of distress because I had no idea how to portray her! But in the end, I decided to do a fashion-forward smoky eye for the fashionista that Alice really is.

I've created a dramatic and beautiful smoky eye that is loosely based on the makeup look that Ashley Greene wears while portraying Alice in the third Twilight film, Eclipse.  I've used various matte brown shades and a few shimmery neutral taupe colors to create this look.

This look because it screams glamour while still not being too over the top. This is why I love this eye makeup so much!

If you wanted to do this look as an actual Halloween costume, feel free to achieve her ashen pale skin by mixing foundation in a shade or two lighter than yours along with some white face paint. Your skin will lighten while still looking natural!

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay NAKED Palette: Sin, Sidecar, Naked
Coastal Scents 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette
- NYX Slim Eye Pencil - Brown
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner: Black Mica

Make sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube for updates on when I upload new looks in the series! I hope you all enjoyed this look!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Rosalie Hale

Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone is as excited as I am for the final installment of the Twilight Saga to premiere in less than two weeks. TWO WEEKS! It's been a very short 4 years since the first Twilight film was released and I can't believe it's almost over. So many memories have come from going to midnight premieres with my friends. I can't say I love Twilight as much as I love Harry Potter (because I don't), but I am still really excited!

Photo from FanPop.com
In honor of the final film, I've decided to do a series of makeup tutorials that are inspired by the films and the characters in the books. The first I introduce to you today: Rosalie Hale! In the books, Rosalie is described as "the most beautiful person in the world," as she is astoundingly gorgeous, even for a vampire. What a tall order that Nikki Reed had to live up to! 

With this description, many people decide to portray Rosalie as the classic pin-up girl with the typical winged liner and bright red lip. I thought this was pretty cliche and I wanted to do something different. I decided to try and recreate a look that she wore in the third film of the saga, Eclipse. This look is a muted purple smoky eye with a natural lip color that I absolutely adored! 

If you want to see how I achieve this look, make sure to watch my video! 

Disclaimer: I'm not actually wearing contacts in these photos nor do I actually think I'm a vampire. I just thought it would be fun to have "Cullen Eyes."

Products Used: 
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay NAKED Palette: Naked, Buck, Sin, and Virgin
- Coastal Scents 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil: Rockstar

I plan to post a new video from this series every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the day the film premieres; the 16th. Make sure to subscribe for updates on when I upload more videos from this series! I hope everyone enjoys this look! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 5

My Sunday night. Yay for studying! // This has literally been our weather the entire week. It's wonderful! // Just proclaiming my love for this feel-good song! // UCF wishes you a Happy Halloween! // Got to drive home on Tuesday to vote! // Joking with people from school. "So glad to be home. (jk. That's not my house.)" Haha! // Advertising my latest YouTube tutorial. 

This has been a pretty good week! It's been pretty chill and I had to much fun at work! Worked until 1AM one day so we took a trip to IHOP for "breakfast". Ha! I was able to get ahead of this a start filming videos for a series I'm starting tomorrow! Get excited! I hope everyone had a great week, too!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Changing Leaves // A Makeup Tutorial

Happy November, everyone! So today I have another makeup tutorial for you! I've been watching a lot of videos on YouTube where the guru's rave about the Maybelline Eye Studio Silk Eyeshadow Palettes. I stopped at Target today and I just had to pick one up for myself. I picked it up in the colors "Green With Envy" and I thought I would do a tutorial for you!

Products Used:
- Maybelline Eye Studio Silk Eye Shadow Palette - Green with Envy
- L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Black Mica
- Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
- Maybelline One by One Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
- Avon True Color Blush - Rose Lustre
- Sheer Cover Lip-to-Lid Highlighter
- Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick - Sultry
- NYC Liquid Lipshine - Nude York City

I hope you enjoy this look! Have a great weekend!