Sunday, November 22, 2015

Moody Smokey Fall Makeup

Greetings Earthlings!

I've FINALLY been able to upload a "Get Ready With Me" style video on a look that I've been wearing a lot this Fall!! I've filmed this look about 3 times now, but my camera never seems to want to play nice.... So finally all of the footage was in focus and I'm able to share this look with you!!

Products used:
Figs & Rouge Mattifying Emulsion Primer
Hard Candy Glamoflage Foundation in Porcelain and Concealer in Ultra Light
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder 110 Porcelain
Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips
Wet N Wild Conrouring Palette in Dulce De Leche
Mai Couture Makeup Paper in Sicily
Nyx HD Blush in Taupe 

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow in Central Perk
Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes Redemption Palette (For brow bone and transition)
The Balm NudeTude Palette (Colors: Sultry, Sexy and Sleek)
Essence Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever
Maybelline Pumped Up Colassal for upper lashes
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof for lower lashes

MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner
Milani Sangia Color Statement Lipstick

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Wish List; High End Makeup Edition

Greetings Earthlings!

So today I'm inspired to share with you my top most coveted products of the moment! This is basically what I'm telling my husband I want this Holiday Season... Will he listen?? ;)

1. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highligher.

Can I just say how BEAUTIFUL this looks every time I longingly swatch it in Sephora.. Also, whenever I see someone on YouTube or Instagram wearing this, I get total highligher envy! And lets not forget the STUNNING Jaclyn Hill! Just her association with this product makes me NEEEED it!! Haha!

2. Becca Afterglow Palette.

I'm having some serious Becca envy right now! While only one of the shades in this palette will work for me as a highlighter, I'd LOVE an item like this to go in my kit! I'd die!

3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit.

You may notice a theme... GLOW! I have lusted after Hourglass products for YEARS! I haven't seen too many people talk about this one yet, but I'm sure it's gonna blow up, because those powders look AMAZING!!!

4. Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay.

So.. This looks incredible!! What a collaboration!! This palette is just to die for!! I hope to be able to get my hands on this, I'm having serious FOMO!!

5. Tartelette In Bloom

So the original Tartelette is one of my all time favorite palettes, and when I saw the were coming out with a sequel, I was soooooooo excited!!! This one has a twist; of the 12 shades, 3 of them are pearly and the other 9 are matte, where as all 12 shades in its big sister were matte.

6. Too Faced Stardust palette.

I'm late to the party on this one... Well not really, I just wanted to make sure I got my hands on the Urban Decay Vice 4 and the Lorac Mega Pro 2 before I focused on any other palettes this year. The colors in this look amazing. I've seen some really gorgeous looks using this palette, too!

7. Too Faced Chocolate Bonbons.

I already have the other two Chocolate Bar Palettes, so this pretty much already has a home in my collection. I've already seen a few YouTubers who recieved this from Too Faced, and I'm pretty much sold on it!

8. Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow.

Unless I am mistaken, this looks like the perfect contour palette for fair skinned ladies like myself. Not to mention the packaging is stunning! This is on my dream list for sure... Maybe some day... *Sigh*

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Beauty Gurus

Greetings Earthlings!

So as you can tell by the title of this post, I'm bringing you a list of my top 10 favorite Beauty Gurus!
This list is in NO particular order, I couldn't rank them if I tried!  

1. Cora also known as VintageOrTacky:

Her Channel
Why I love her; She's a confident plus size beauty with insane makeup skills. She knows her way around a slightly hooded eye, and comes up with some beautiful, flattering looks for those of us who have less crease than most. I've been following her for years and she never ceases to amaze me! 

2. Marlena of Makeup Geek:

Her Channel
Why I love her; She was the very first Beauty Guru I discovered, way back in 2009. I googled "How to make small eyes look bigger" and this video came up. Marlena truly changed my life! I know that sounds dramatic, but I never would have gone to esthetics school if it hadn't been for finding that video.

3. Shaaanxo:

Her Channel
Why I love her; Shannon is amazing with makeup! She's sweet, kind and genuine. She can create a KILLER dramatic clubbing look, and slays everyday makeup looks! I never watch a Shaaanxo video and not come away with some kind of inspiration!!

4. Emily at

Her Channel
Why I love her: She represents the "Every Woman" in this world of professional makeup artists. I truly trust and value her opinion when it comes to products, whether I agree with them or not, I know she's just being honest. I always look forward to the Emily Awards every year. 

5. Wayne Goss:

His Channel
Why I love him; He's a frikkin genius!!! No joke, just go watch some of his tutorials... He's constantly BLOWING MY MIND, especially when it comes to makeup for hooded eyes!! 

6. Laura Vitale:

Her Channel
Why I love her; First of all, I'm a HUGE Laura In The Kitchen fan, so when she decided to branch out and start a beauty channel, I was so happy!! Laura is another "Every Woman" in that she only does "natural" or "wearable" looks. I really trust Laura's opinion when it comes to products she loves/hates, again, even though we have vastly different skin types. Sometimes if she hates something, I'll try it just to see if it works with oily skin, and vise versa.

7. McKenzie Mann:

Her Channel
Why I love her; It seems we have very similar skin types, so I'm very willing to try something if she likes it. On top of that, she is an amazing artist!! Just take a look at some of her Halloween looks from this year... This one or this one or this one. She is incredible!!!

8. Chrispy:

Her Channel
Why I love her; She is another amazing artist!!! Not all of her looks are what I would call "wearable" but thats fine because I'm always inspired to try something new after watching her! And don't get me started on her liner skills.... 

9. Nikki Tutorials:

Her Channel
Why I love her; She's incredible!! Her knowledge and skill is mind blowing!!! Whether you are looking for an every day look or you're feeling like getting your Drag on, Nikki has it all on her channel!

10. Kasey (AKA StillGlamorus):

Her Channel
Why I love her; I feel like a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this one, but I don't really care. Kasey does a lot of sponsored videos, and I personally have absolutely no problem with that, After all, isn't that every YouTuber or Blogger's goal? If you truly stand behind the products or think that they are genuinely useful, why not make a little money talking about them? That being said, I love her style, her confidence and her honesty. There's no denying, she's drop dead gorgeous, and she knows her way around some makeup!  

I follow a TON of Beauty YouTubers and Bloggers, so this it just the tip of the iceberg. I really had to sit down and think "who's videos are the first I watch when I see them in my feed?" This list was so hard for me to come up with, I originally had 20!!! Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post, it was fun to challenge myself to pick my "Ride or Die" Gurus!

Have a BEAUTYfull day!!!