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Friday, December 31, 2010

Loreal Studio Secrets Primer

I got this product at "The Makeup Show" in New York back in May.  Loreal was giving away "goodie" bags and this was apart of the number of products we got.  I must say that I like this product.  The consistency is a cream form sort of in between a moisturizer and a paste type product (if that makes sense).  I use it after moisturizer but right before foundation to prime the skin.  I think Studio Secrets is great for clients with oily skin because it makes the skin "matte" helping to control the oil throughout the day.  A little bit goes a long way so use it in moderation to prevent the "casper" look!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beauty Supply Palette Look

No photo available...sorry!

Products Used:
- MAC Paint Pot (Painterly)
- MAC Corduroy Eye Shadow
- Loreal True Match Powder (C8)
- Beauty Supply Palette
- NYX Eye liner (Black)
- Maybeline Colossal Mascara (Black)
- MAC Slave to Love Blush
- NYC Lip gloss
- NYC Clear Lip gloss
- MAC Cork Lip liner
- Loreal True Match Foundation (C7)
- Loreal True Match Powder (C7)
- Kiss Stick Foundation


Monday, December 27, 2010

Inglot 546 AMC Lip Gloss

I heard about "Inglot" last year.  It was in one ear and out the other until I went to The Makeup Show in May of this year and saw their booth.  Ever since that day (May 16, 2010) I have been in love with their products. After the show I went back to New York to their store and lost my mind!  I noticed this lip gloss and had to have it.  This lip gloss is one of my favorite makeup things.  It's iridescent and clear but when you put it on it takes on other colors.  I usually put it over a lipstick to add shine and enhance the lip color a little.  I've also used it alone and noticed in the mirror that it was clear but when I looked at my lips through the car window with the sunshine it was pink iridescent.  I thought it was soooo cool.  This lip gloss also comes in a hot pink color that's awesome as well.  I can't remember the price but it wasn't over $15.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

This Christmas

This Christmas
Today was a good day. As I look back on all on the 5 Christmas' I've spent with my husband I have to admit that each one gets better and better. He still gets excited around the holiday season and acts like a kid in a candy store when he sees gifts under the tree. I admire that about him because no matter how old he is he allows his inner child to come out and have fun. He loves to see the look on my face when I open gifts he's purchased and I am the same way. We act like big kids and I'm ok with that. I appreciate my husband and his family for supporting and helping me this year and trying to ease the pain of me not being with my family for the holidays. I'm looking forward to next year and more Christmas' to come. 

I hope you're christmas was a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YouTube Pink Glitter Tutorial

Products Used
- Hard Candy Eye Def (Pink) - Lid
- Inglot Black Glitter Eye Shadow - Crease & Cut Crease
- Inglot Purple Eye Shadow - Crease
- Inglot Beige Glitter - Brow Highlight
- Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner - Top & Cut Crease
- Maybeline Black Mascara
- Sally Beauty Supply Eyeliner - Bottom
- Maybeline Medium Brown Brow Pencil
- MAC Corduroy Eye Shadow - Brows
- Cover Girl Stick Concealer - Brow Highlight & under eyes
- Kiss Stick Foundation
- Loreal True Match Powder
- Airspun Translucent Powder - Under eye area
- MAC Nymphette Lipgloss
- MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush
- #600 Lashes

This was my first video tutorial so please bare with me!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All In One Blush & Bronzer

I've used "Format" blush by MAC Cosmetics for about 5 years now and I have to say that I've liked it since the day I started using it. This blush gives you the option to add warmthSearch for Format blush to your look without purchasing a bronzer. This blush has a slight shimmer finish and is great to use as an added "umph" to your holiday look. Remember that it doesn't have a matte finish like most blushes but that's what makes it different.

*Please be careful because a little will go along way.*

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Lashes Start with Great Mascara

Maybeline has to be one of my favorite mascara's.  This mascara has been around for ages and has definitely proven itself worthy.  Mascara's have come and gone but the original formula is still an all time favorite.  I use this waterproof formula for my brides.  There's nothing worse than a gorgeous face with black streaks rolling down her face.  Waterproof mascara gives the bride (and bridal party) the option to cry and still look  I mostly purchase black but for mature clients and fairer skin tones, I use soft black or brown.  

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Eye Shadow Sets

I stumbled upon these holiday eye shadow sets when I was in Sally's one day about a month ago.  They caught my eye because of the bold colors and also the packaging says "Waterproof Eye Shadow Palette".  After sampling the colors (on my hand) I must say that the colors are really nice.  They seem to be true to color.  I haven't had time to do a look yet but I will do that later.  I wanted to get this product info out before they sell out.  The palettes come in 3 shades for only $9 each.  I think that is a great deal considering you get the cute compact case and 4 shades.  
Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm ready for my close up

I'm not a big fan of being in front of the camera. I'm more of the "behind the scenes" type gals. Today was one of my days to be in front so as I applied my makeup I had to make sure it was on point...being that I'm a makeup artist and all. I also had to make sure my hair was laid and every strand was in tact...being that I'm a hairstylist and all. Anywho, it took me about 24 hours to prepare for the shoot and about 20 of those hours were mostly thoughts of hair and makeup lol.
The shoot was fun. Daryl and I always manage to talk for an hour and then shoot and then talk and shoot at the same time. Then our creative minds come together and we start finishing each others thoughts (weird) and then we start playing around for another hour. In the end we get a lot accomplished but it's truly an all day process. As I sit here and blog, I am reminded (by my stomach) that I haven't eaten since yesterday so that means I've been running off of pure adrenaline. So with that said...I'm about to go eat!

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