This past month I found myself reaching for various new products and rediscovering some old I used to use and decided to repurchase. I am sorry my video is so long; I normally like to keep them short. I tried to keep it moving as quickly as possible. Regardless, I hope you enjoy!
What made it in this month's fav's:
Clothing And Accessories-
Striped open sleeve oversized tee from 5.99 fashion
Pink Transparent Ipsy Bag Makeup-
BH Cosmetics Trio Palette (the malibu gold) Full Sized Malibu Palette from their website
Wet N Wild Fergie Rose Champagne Glow from WalgreensJane Be Pure All Natural Mascara in Blackest Black (NOTE: destne146 has notified me that this mascara has been discontinued-being the reason the price more than double and most likely the reason my mascara had an odor, being old. As of now, I will no longer be using this mascara, and I now DO NOT recommend buying it online.)
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Light from WalmartChantilly Bronzer/Eyeshadow from honeyxo.comEco Tools Fan Brush can be found on their website and drugstoresMary Kay Lipstick in Pink Cherie from Mary Kay's websiteRimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in #17 Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in # 01 both from Walmart
Maybelline Color Sensational in #645 in Red Revival from WalmartMaybelline Electric Baby Lips in Strike a Rose from WalmartCover Girl Smoochies Lip Balm in #tweet me from WalmartCover Girl Smoochies Lip Balm in #text me also from WalmartPond's Exfoliating Renewal Makeup Remover with Citrus and Cucumber from - you guessed it, Walmart!Nails-
Maybelline Color Show Poka Dots Nail Polish in #75 Clearly Spotted from Walmart
Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise from Parnevu's WebsiteFragrance-
Justin Bieber Girlfriend sample; I received this sample with an order from sephora
-BethFTC: ALL ITEMS (EXCEPT FOR THE HONEYXO CHANTILLY BRONZER AND PARNEVU HAIR MAYO-I RECEIVED THOSE FREE FOR TESTING PURPOSES) I PURCHASED WITH MY OWN MONEY. I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, UNBIASED.Mary Kay lipstick was provided courtesy of Influenster and Mary Kay for testing purposes.
I decided to keep this look as basic as possible, ergo doubling up some of the products for multiple functions; such as the mascara as eyeliner, and likewise the lipstick for blush.
How I created this look:
1. I applied, with the Mary Kay Foundation/Cream shadow brush, my Mary Kay cream eye shadow in Violet Storm. I patted on a generous amount on my lid, close to the lash line and then faded it out from my crease a little up wards. Thus, creating a subtle "smokey" effect.
2. Next taking a eyeliner brush, I dip into my Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara and use it (very quickly as it dries faster than actual eyeliner) along my upper lash line, outer v, and slightly a fourth of the way in on my bottom lash line.
3. After carefully using my lash curler, I then reached for my Mary Kay Lash Primer. I pump the wand vigorously to collect quite a bit of product, before coating my lashes.
4. Thereafter, I again take my Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara, in I <3 Black, and apply several coats to my lashes, blinking my lashes into the fine bristles. As this wand doesn't help much in regards to thickening the lashes, I used more mascara than I normally do with others. I also used it on my lower lashes to give the appearance of a dolled up eye.
5. My cheeks, being already flushed, I only used a tidbit of my Mary Kay Lipstick in Rose Cherie (a sweet pink tone) and gingerly applied it with my fingers, to the apples of my cheeks.
6. I moisturized my lips with a lipbalm, and then with the same lipstick smoothed color onto my lips-finishing this night look.
Check out these products and more at Mary Kay's website!
FTC: THESE PRODUCTS WERE SENT TO ME FROM MARY KAY COSMETICS VIA COURTESY OF INFLUENSTER FREE OF CHARGE FOR TESTING. I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH MARY KAY COSMETICS. ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN, UNBIASED.
Yesterday, I played with some gorgeous pigments from http://www.honeyxo.com. I personally love how green and purple hues can bring out my eyes, and thought I'd share. I am sure other eye colors can pull off this look, too.
What I used:
Products I used from Honeyxo Cosmetics (http://www.honeyxo.com):
Forest Nymph Eyeshadow,
Glass Slipper Eyeshadow,
Ever After Eyeshadow,
Peaches N Cream Eyeshadow/Highlight,
Honey Kisses Lipstick,
and Just Win Baby Eyeshadow
*not currently on the website, but if you want it you can email the owner Honey and she'll take care of it*
Other Products used (NOT HONEYXO):
Nyx eyeshadow base in skin tone (can be found on Nyx's website and at some drugstores)
Too Faced perfect black waterproof eyeliner (sold at Too Face's website)
Maybelline Plush Mascara (bought mine at Walmart)
How to get the look:
FTC: WHILE I WAS ONCE A PROMOTER FOR HONEYXO COSMETICS, I AM CURRENTLY NO LONGER AFFILIATED WITH THEM. SAMPLES USED FOR EYES WERE GIVEN TO ME FROM HONEYXO COSMETICS FREE OF CHARGE FOR REVIEW (THE REST OF HONEYXO I HAVE HAD ALREADY FROM WHEN I ONCE PROMOTED AND/OR PREVIOUS PURCHASES IN PAST). I AM NOT BEING PAID BY SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS VIDEO. I GIVE MY HONEST OPINON-100%.
When a sweetie subbie of mine, LesChampis, asked almost a month ago, that I do a "Saturday Night Shimmer Look" for a tutorial, I was uncertain how I really wanted to go about it. I remembered one of my favorite music videos I liked to watch when I first started doing makeup tutorials on a previous channel. In this video, Edward Maya and Mia Martina - Stereo Love, the young lady had a bronzed gold cateye. I have always wanted to do that particular look, but put my own spin on it.
After playing around with my Color Theory, I came up with this look. It is everything I imagine a glitzy Saturday Night makeup look would be.
I love pairing dramatic eyes with a nude lip, but a red lip would look just as refined.
Up close shot.
What did I use?
Eyes- Nyx Eye Shadow Primer, Gold, Gunmetal, Cream, and Gold Cream Eyeshadows from the Color Theory, Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Mascara, Too Faced Waterproof Black Eyeliner.
Face- Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer, Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll, Hard Candy Face Illuminizer in Doll Face.
Lips-Nyx Lipgloss Butter in Creme Brulee.
FTC: I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES. ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN UNBIASED.
Only a day after filming my perfume collection for my youtube channel, I decided to thin down my selection even more. After doing so, I realized the long, gold trimmed vanity tray was really too big for what I had left. Even more so, I didn't like how the gold frame was so close to the edges of my vanity; I thought there was a possibility, when walking by, I could knock it off. The legs on the tray were scratching the finish on my vanity badly, as well.
I was looking for a manual for my father today, when I rediscovered a round metal mirrored vanity tray in a box. It was the perfect size to organize my fragrances. However, I became quite dismayed when I saw the rust spots on it from careless usage in the past. Should I throw it away? No, I didn't want to. It was such a pretty tray, regardless; then it hit me. My mother gave me a huge sheet of Victorian styled scrap booking stickers. I could use them to cover up the unsightly rust-thus, saving it from disposal.
So, I set to work applying them in a slightly, random assortment. It soon became apparent that I would not have near enough to cover the entire tray. I then proceeded to only cover part of it and the rest I embossed with a couple of decorative strips and only a few decals.
I am very pleased with what I accomplished. I saved my tray, and was able to hang the other to brighten my little corner of the room.
What I was using before to hold my perfumes.
A close up of the pretty decals mother gave me. <3
The "new" tray to replace the one I had been using.
My new set up.
I was going to straighten my mirror tray on the wall, but the slanted angle struck my fancy, so I left it.
"Pink" has such beautiful pink and tiny gold shimmers in it...
I was thrilled to have received a lip gloss in my Ipsy bag a few months back. Little did I know it would become one of my most reached for lipglosses this summer. Juice beauty did an awesome job with this product. At first I was a little worried of how I would like it. Once before I tried a lipstick from this same company in an Influenster vox box, and did not like the product at all. It was too dry and would not spread evenly. However, this gloss delivered! When I initially opened it and took a "wiff" I was delighted with the fruity smell. I applied it, and it felt wonderfully smooth on my lips. It didn't give too much of a color pay off. The shade comes close to matching my lips in a way, but it enhances it. It is not sticky, surprisingly as other lipglosses often are. I can feel the oils in this product, and they seem to moisturize my lips very well. It lasts for a few hours, but if I am drinking or eating anything, of course I will need to reapply. My lipgloss made my June Favorites last month on my youtube channel. I love this product, and am very glad Ipsy selected it for me.
Note: This gloss is sold on Juice Beauty's website for $15.
Juice Beauty's Mission as stated on their website:
Bring high efficiency authentically organic beauty solutions to people worldwide.
-Juice Beauty via their mission statement page.
FTC: I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT WITH MY OWN MONEY VIA THE IPSY MONTHY BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN UNBIASED; I AM IN NO WAY BEING PAID BY SAID COMPANY FOR THIS BLOG POST, OR FOR SHOWING THE PRODUCT IN VIDEO DISPLAYED ABOVE.