Monday, January 28, 2013

Get Ready With Me | Everyday Makeup Routine

I just posted on my channel my everyday foundation routine. It's been some time now since I upload on youtube. I'm learning as I go along. I think the most hard part is editing. Ahhh! It took me about 3 hours! I had dinner so late too. I have so much respect for beauty gurus. Next video will come soon! Video is down below.

Here's the list of products I used in this video.

The Porefessional Primer 
Revlon ColorStay in Sand Beige
 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Light 
bare Minerals well rested 
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
stile sun bronzer in shade 01
NYX Blush in Angel
Benefit high beam
Wet n Wild Brow Liner in Mink Brown
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
L'oreal Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara
stila lip glaze in grapefruit

Brushes Used: 
Real Techniques expert face brush
 Sigma F30 
ecoTools Bronzer Brush
tarte Blush Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
bare Escentuals Brow Brush


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Purpley Taupe Half Moon

Ahhh...The weekend is just about over and time for Monday to come through. I hardly go out, well just to the super market and stuff. The weather has been cold and snowy. I love winter but hate the cold. Does that make sense? I really can't wait for spring to come!

I've been getting inspired by other nail blogs. I love when I see a combination of different colors and designs. The nail design I have for you today is blue and purpley taupe half moons. I've been loving these half moon designs lately. 

The colors I'm using are Confetti Nail Color in Bayou Blue and NYC in Persistent Putty. I love these two together! Both colors are matte with no shimmer. 

Sorry for the lack of NOTD, been pretty lazy lately when it comes to my nails. But I have plenty of beauty post coming soon!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Birchbox: January 2013


I have been having a bit of an issue with my blogger for some time now. Hopefully the problem has been fixed and I'll be posting more often. Just in time here's January Birchbox for ya!

It's a new year so new Birchbox. Here's what's in this month's box!

Frownies Eye Gels
These eye gels claims to help improve circulation and reduces puffiness. Packed with aging fighting ingredients, helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Reusable for about 2-4 treatments. I'm looking forward to giving these a try!

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
This bold feminine floral fragrance is flirty and fun. Notes of wild berries, sweet mandarin, honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia and such. Guaranteed to make you smell good!

My Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer
Works by moisturizing your skin without any heaviness or residue. Claims it's
lightweight and non-greasy. Also has anti-aging compounds. Which I'm in need of since I'm over 30 now. Time for me to pack my skin with anti-aging ingredients.

theBalm cosmetics Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer
This mattifying formula absorbs excess oils and provides a smooth canvas for layering on shadows. It keeps your eye shadow from creasing and smudge-free all day. I love eye primer so the more the merrier! I will be giving this one a try on my oily lids.

Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spary
This facial spray helps freshen up your skin with hydrating benefits and
essential oils. With anti-aging benefits helps heal and prevent blemishes. Claims to balances out pH levels and plump fine lines and wrinkles with aloe juice, grapefruit, chamomile, and comfrey essential oils. Also can't wait to give this one a try!

As you can see this month was all about skin care so I'm looking forward to a better skin this year!
Well I would love if you shared your Birchbox with me or any other box subscription your receiving.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Favorites of 2012: Makeup & Beauty

 The year 2012 has been mightly fine...No It's been one crazy roller coaster ride. I have seen and done a lot and now I'm ready to shine! I'm sharing with you all my Favorite of 2012 beauty and makeup. It's a long one so bear with me.

Purity Made Simple by Philosophy: This has been my hands down favorite face wash for years now. This cream cleanser gets my face squeaky clean. It removes all traces of makeup. I'm also sad cause I'm running low, as you can see.

Vitazing by Origins: I like to use this moisturizer when my skin gets extra dry; especially in the cold winter months. I love how it gives me a tint and also a bit of a dewy glow. Sometimes I like to wear this over foundation to give me an even extra glow to the skin. 

Pure Maracuja Oil by tarte: I ran out of this oil because I use it everyday. Right after I wash my face at night I like to put a few drops into my hands and apply to my face and neck. It leaves me waking up to smooth, moisturized skin.

POREfessional by Benefit: I had this sample size for a while now and I know I need to purchase the full size, because this primer is by far the best I've tried! A very little goes a long way with me. I also notice a huge difference with minimizing my pores.

Behind the Scenes Eye Primer by Lorac: I just recently get this. It came a long with my Lorac Pro Palette. I have to say this primer is working well for me, better then my Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I have oily lids so it seems like every primer I've tried doesn't do the work or does it for a little bit. But this one is a keeper! It keeps my shadow crease-free and my eye shadow are bold and beautiful.

Lip Balms
EOS: I love how moisturize this lip balm is. It leaves my lips feeling so smooth. I used this before I go to bed at night, and wake up with soft feeling lips.

Baby Lips by Maybelline: I like to use this lip balm after moisturizing my skin in the mornings. I also prep my lips with this baby before applying lipstick. {swatches here}

Foundation/Concealer/Press Powder
Colorstay by Revlon: This foundation has been one of my top drugstore brand for years now. I have trouble finding a foundation that fits my skin tone and skin type. This one gives my combination skin a lovely finish. Stays put for hours. It's a bit on the pricey side for a drugstore makeup but I would so repurchase again!

Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle by Maybelline: I have been looking high and low for a favorite drugstore concealer and this one is really good. It covers up my dark eye circles pretty well. I love the fact that you roll in on. I have tried many and this is a keeper!

Dream Matte Powder by Maybelline: I love, love LOVE this press powder! I get a bit oily around my T-zone and this matte powder seems to do the trick. I've had this for some time now and I still haven't hit pan and I used this religiously.

Peach Blush by NYX: This is the blush I've been using non-stop this year. I love it so much that I'm thinking of getting a few more colors.

High Beam by Benefit: This highlight is so pretty on the cheek bones, down the nose bridge and on the cupid's bow.

Park Avenue Princess by tarte: I have been using this bronzer non-stop! It gives my face such a beautiful glow. With this bronzer a little goes a long way. {swatches here}

Eyeshadow Palettes
Pro Palette by Lorac: I just recently received this palette as a birthday gift. I love this palette so much. I'm loving how there's a mix of mattes and satin shimmery colors. I have tapped into each and every color, and just love them all. Glides on smooth like butter!

Naked by Urban Decay: Another palette that I had for a while and still loving. This is my go-to everyday neutral colors. I'm also thinking of getting the Naked 2. I just love both palettes equally!

Liners, Mascaras and Cream Shadow
Dolly Wink by Tsubasa Masuwaka: I'm going to be sad when this liner runs out. I love how it stays put and how easy it is to glide over the eye lids. I also love how the flat tip on this liner. It makes it easy to wig out for a cat eye. It's a bit pricey so I'm going to have to look for another great one this year. :(

Brow Liner by Wet n Wild: This brow liner is a prefect color for my brows. I like to lighten them up a bit and this works well.

Falsies by Maybelline: This has been a really great mascara for me. It gets my lashes dark and keeps it curl and full.

Great Lash by Maybelline: Another item I recently purchase and love. I like to use this clear mascara for my brows. It keeps them in place.

Color Tattoo by Maybelline: My favorite cream shadow by far! Bad to the bronze is such a lovely bronze color. Goes well with my brown eyes, makes them pop! {swatches here}

Lipsticks/Lipgloss/Lip Balm
Lip Butter by Revlon: As much as I love cupcakes, I love this one the most! It's such a pretty light pink color. {swatches here}

Lipstick by Revlon: In Peach, another pretty color that glides smooth on my lips. Needs to pick up some more! {swatches here}

Lip Glaze by Stila: I love Stila! This is the one color and I'm always grabbing and I have a bunch! The color is in Sea Shell. A muted pink with shimmer.

Just Bitten by Revlon: I like how these lip balms stains stay put on my lips. This one is a pink/purple color which, of course I love! {swatches here}

Beauty Tools
Makeup Brushes by ecotools, tarte and Sigma: These are the brushes I seem to be using all year long. I love using the ecotools brush for applying bronzer and press powder. The tarte brush is for blush, and the three Sgima brushes I grab all the time for applying eyeshadow.

Heated Eyelash Curler by Panasonic: I hate eye lash curlers but this one is the bomb! It curls my lash so well and keeps it curl for hours. Just be careful, since it's a heated curler.

Nails and Perfume
Top Coat by Seche Vite and Carry On by essie: I love how Seche Vite keeps my nails from chipping. It also has a glossy finish. This essie color I have been wearing a lot. I love how dark and deep the color is.  It seems to brings out the color of my skin. A really great color for fall too. {swatches here}

Ageless by Harvey Prince: This perfume smells so good and it's light and airy. It's not so strong which I love. Notes of fruits and flowery scent. 

Well that was long! Sorry about that but can't be helped since this was my favorites of the year 2012. Till next year!

What are your favorites of 2012?

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