Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorites February 2011

Here is a complete listing of my Favorite Products of February 2011.  To see more details about what I like about each product, click here to watch my YouTube video!
 

1. Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
2. Sally Hansen All Over Brightener
3. Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Light
4. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
5. Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
6. Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural
7. N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
8. Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance
9. Wet N Wild Color Icon Single in Brulee
10. Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara
11. Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Espresso
12. NYC Liquid Lipshine in Sungold Pink
13. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Baby Lips

Saturday, February 26, 2011

FOTD: Hard Candy Cosmetics


Today's Face Of The Day was inspired by a request to review my Hard Candy Cosmetics collection.  I thought that was a great idea and I decided to try to incorporate several of the products I owned from the brand to make a look.  I really love the way it turned out!  To watch the review of the products, click here for the video!



FACE:
- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
- Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in all Over-Brightener (undereye)
- Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Light (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (imperfections)
- e.l.f. Complexion Perfection Powder (yellow shade; undereye)
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
- Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
- N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny (contour)
- Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll (apples)
- Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon (as a highlight)
- Maybelline Define a Brow in Medium Brown
- e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara


EYES:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Secret Rendezvous (light shade on lid, dark shade in crease)
- Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance (dark shade in crease)
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Brulee (highlight entire browbone)
- Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance (light shade right under brown arch and also applied wet to inner corner as highlight)
- Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance (dark shade under bottom lashes)
- CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso (tightline, top lashes, and waterline)
- Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black


LIPS:
- Hard Candy Plumping Serum Fat Pout Lip Gloss in Uptown Girl


NAILS:
- Essie Nail Polish in Merino Cool

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Full Face Makeup Tutorial

This is a list of all the things I'm wearing in my Full Face Makeup Tutorial.  If you'd like to see the video, click here!




FACE:
- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
- Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in all Over-Brightener (undereye)
- Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Light (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (imperfections)
- e.l.f. Complexion Perfection Powder
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
- Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
- N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny (contour)
- Milani Minerals Blush in Mai Tai
- Wet N Wild Illuminating Face Powder in Spotlight Peach
- Maybelline Define a Brow in Medium Brown
- e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara



EYES:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance
- CoverGirl Single Eyeshadow in Brown Smoulder
- Jordana INCOLOR Fabuliner Eyeliner Pen in Brown
- CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso
- Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black



LIPS:
- N.Y.C. Ultra Moist Lipwear in Cameo
- e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss in Au Naturale



NAILS:
- Maybelline Express Finish in Mod Mauve

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Foundation Brush Frustration

I have 5 different foundation brushes, all of which were dirty.  The whole reason I have so many is that they never seem to come clean so I'm forever buying new ones to try to get the best foundation application possible.  Well, I had finally found a (cheap!) foundation brush I love and it was ruined with caked in foundation that won't come out no matter how much I wash it.  (The e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush, $3, buy here)

Despairing over my brush loss, I started to think.  What makes foundation break down on your face in the first place?  The natural oils of your skin, of course.  So what if I used oil to break down the foundation stuck in my brush?  Just might work!  Oh, the brilliance of thought.  So I took some olive oil to one of my brushes that I wouldn't mind ruining and tried it out.  The foundation MELTED right out!!  Finally, a solution!!  The only problem was that then I couldn't get the oil out with the usual baby shampoo that I wash my other brushes with.  So next I used Dawn Dish Soap (gets oil out of dishes, right?) and voila!  my brushes were clean of foundation and oil and they were as good as the day I bought them.  I just thought I would pass this info along to you!!



I used some generic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Dawn Dish Detergent.  I find it easier to pour a little oil in a small cup and dip the brush in.  Then put a small amount of dish detergent with a good bit of water in the other cup.  The result is clean, soft foundation brushes!

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Z Palette

With lid closed.  Sorry about the glare from flash.

One of the things my hubby bought me for Valentine's Day was the large leopard print Z Palette!!  I have fallen in love with this cute, convenient way to store my depotted cosmetics.  Here's what's currently in my Z palette.



My Z Palette:
1. Physician’s Formula Bamboo Wear Bamboo Silk Face Powder in Translucent
2. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Sunburst
3. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Sage
4. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Molten
5. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Calla Lily
6. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Gunmetal
7. Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Citrus Bloom
8. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Truffle
9. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Peacock
10. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Amethyst
11. Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Amber Blaze
12. Ulta Eyeshadow Single in Silk
13. Ulta Cheek Color in Infatuation
14. Ulta Cheek Color in Afterglow
15. Ulta Cheek Color in Sunkissed
16. Ulta Cheek Color in Sweet Cheeks

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Face of the Day: Comfort Zone

This is a look I created using the new Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palette: Comfort Zone.  This is a look I wore in my Recent/Valentine's Haul, as well as in my Shopping My Stash: Episode 2 Video.  To see how I got this look, scroll down.



FACE:
- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
- Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in all Over-Brightener (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (undereye)
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
- Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
- Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural
- N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny (contour)
- Too Faced Candlelight (highlight)
- Maybelline Define a Brow in Medium Brown
- e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

EYES:
- Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx (tightline)
- Too Faced shadow insurance
- Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone
                - green side eyelid shade on lid
                - green side eyelid shade + crease shade in crease and smudged under eye
                - green side browbone shade on browbone
                - neutral side browbone shade under arch and in inner corner
- Jordana INCOLOR Fabuliner in Black (top lashes)
- L’Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black (waterline)
- Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara in Black
- Wet N Wild MegaLength Mascara in Black


LIPS:
- Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Baby Pink
- e.l.f. Hypershine Lip Gloss in Pageant Princess


NAILS:
- N.Y.C. Long Wearing Nail Enamel in 130 Classic Coral Creme

Monday, February 7, 2011

Soft and Romantic Valentine's Day Look

This is a soft and romantic look that I designed for Valentine's Day.  I hope you enjoy!  You can watch the video here on YouTube!

FACE:
- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer
- Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in Porcelain Ivory
- Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen Fast Fix Concealer in all Over-Brightener (undereye)
- Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light (undereye)
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
- N.Y.C. Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder in Terracotta Tan, lighter shade (all over face/neck)
- N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink
- CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Classic Pink
- N.Y.C. Bronzer in Sunny (contour)
- e.l.f. Studio Blush in Gotta Glow (highlight)
- Maybelline Define a Brow in Medium Brown
- e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara


 
EYES:
- Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Brown (tightline)
- Too Faced shadow insurance
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Single Shadow in Brulee
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Single Shadow in Nutty
- CoverGirl Single in Brown Smoulder
- ULTA Eyeliner Pencil in Deep Brown
- Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Gel/Cream Liner for Brown Eyes (brown liner shade)
- Revlon Grow Lucious Mascara in Waterproof Blackest Black


 
LIPS:
- Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Beloved
- Wet N Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in 564A: Cherish



NAILS:
- NYC Nail Polish in Love Letters

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My ELF Collection


I've recently been enjoying watching other people's collection videos on YouTube, so I thought I would do a few of my own!  The first one is my collection of e.l.f. products.  Click here to watch!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peachy Warm Look

My latest FOTD/tutorial is a peachy warm look that I love for adding some heat to those cold winter days.  Click here to watch the video on how to achieve this look!  To see what I'm wearing on face and nails, scroll on down!!




FACE:
- e.l.f. mineral infused face primer
- Maybelline mineral power liquid foundation in porcelain ivory
- Palladio herbal eyeshadow primer (prime undereye)
- Sally Hansen fast fix concealer in all over-brightener (undereye)
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light 1-2: Ivory (undereye)
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
- Physician’s Formula healthy wear SPF 50 bronzer in fair (all over face/neck)
- Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free Mineral Blush in Blushing Glow (apples and into hairline)
- Wet N Wild Ultimate Minerals Bronzer in Amber Glow (apples of cheeks)
- N.Y.C. bronzer in sunny (contour)
- Wet N Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Face Powder in Spotlight Peach



EYES:
- Too Faced shadow insurance
- Savvy Eye Savvy Satin Eyeshadow in Iced Peach (lid)
- CoverGirl single in Mink (crease, blending shade)
- CoverGirl single in Swiss Chocolate (crease)
- Wet N Wild ColorIcon Single Eyeshadow in Brulee (highlight)
- Wet N Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Face Powder in Spotlight Peach (coral shade in crease)
- Jesse’s Girl Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Treasure Hunt (bottom lashes)
- CoverGirl perfect point plus eyeliner pencil in espresso (top lashes/waterline)
- Maybelline great lash BIG mascara in blackest black (volume)
- Wet N Wild MegaLength Mascara (length)



LIPS:
- Wet N Wild MegaSlicks Lip Color Pencil in in Peach Fuzz
- Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Sunset Peach



NAILS: Wet N Wild Craze Nail Color in Shield

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Styling and Grooming my Brows

Check out my video on how I style my eyebrows!



These are some of the tools I use to style and groom my eyebrows.

1: e.l.f. brow comb and brush - I use this for two purposes.  The first is to brush brows up before trimming them.  The second is to brush color into my brows to blend out.
2: Trim eyebrow shaper - I use this to shave the fine, thin hairs in between my eyebrows.
3: e.l.f. wet gloss lash & brow clear mascara - I use this to hold my brows in place where I want them.
4: ULTA eyeliner pencil in deep brown (or any coordinating pencil to your brow shade) - I use this to fill in sparse areas of my brows.
5: small pair of tweezers - I use these to pluck any stray hairs under or between brows.