Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Look- Modern

Products Used
elf- brightening eye color- luxe, super glossy lip shine- Goddess
Rimmel- Extra Super Lash Mascara

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bridal Look- Natural

Products Used
elf- primer, cream e/s- mocha swirl, duo e/s- black midnight
Orglamix- Vanilla
Rimmel- Quad e/s- sun safari, Extra Super Lash Mascara, Airy Fairy 070 Lipstick, Stay Glossy- Eternal Flirt 180

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone!
We have a busy weekend planned.
Taking lil shabby for a Easter egg hunt tomorrow at the park, then before bedtime decorate eggs.
Then Sunday the Easter bunny comes! YAY! I'm not sure if were gonna have the hunt inside or outside, we did outside last year and he had a blast so I guess we will see.

How are you celebrating Easter? I hope you all have a happy and safe Easter weekend! Don't eat to much chocolate.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day how are you going to show your love?

-I plan on giving my lawn some much needed TLC, since all the snow is melted and the ground is dry, I'm gonna rake and maybe cut it.
-We are going to recycle our old tube tv.
-Going shopping at the local thrift store for some clothes for lil shabby, and see what other goodies I come across
-Not letting the car sit in idle for more then 10 seconds when we are parked outside of a store
-I already clean with biodegradable cleaning products (I buy mine from Shopper's Drug Mart)
-I am going to wear mineral makeup today
-Also I'm going for a nice walk today!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review- Bokeh Face Mineral Makeup

I was contacted by Natalie owner of Bokeh Face asking if I would be interested in reviewing her products.
She sent me two samples and two full size eyeshadows.

These eyeshadows are AWESOME! They are so silky, big pigment payoff!
She has alot of neutrals, and getting more colors in, you can find everything here: Bokeh Face Shop
She sells, foundations, blush, eyeshadows and lippies products and they all are a great price!

Here are the swatches

Swiss Vanilla, Freakin' Kidney

Candy Mountain, Grass

The color's are beautiful, I really like Grass, and I never wear green! Candy Mountain is a light pink, Freakin' Kidney has to be my new favorite pink, Swiss Vanilla is a great neutral color.

So head on over and order some Bokeh Face Mineral Makeup, and for the rest of April if you spend over $20 she will give you a free eyeshadow in Grass, you don't need a promo code or anything.

Spring/Easter Makeup Look

A fun makeup look for Spring or Easter
I used the elf 100 palette, yellow, white, purple
cream eyeliner in black

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Green Smokey Eye

I used Alexeter Mineral Makeup in this look, the color's I used are K.O Kare and Oro.
e.l.f products
lipstick- natural nymph
eyeliner- cream eyeliner black
lipgloss- mineral- sorority girl

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to depot your eye primer

How to depot your eye primer
I bought the $1 one from elf

I also forgot to mention to remove the plastic stopper inside the tube before you blow dry it.

Review- Rimmel 25 hr Foundation

I am not the biggest fan of this foundation. Epic Fail!
It does not blend that well even using a stipple brush, sponge, and fingers, color match was all wrong it has a yellow base to it and it looks like I had a different color face!
It does stay on the skin but not 25 hours, and who would want their makeup on for that long....
I do not recommend this product and if you have dry patches it will make them more noticeable.

My Rating (Scale 1-5 1-the worst, 5-the best)
Quality- 3.5
Packaging- 4
How long does it stay on- depends on if you use a primer but after 8 hrs it comes off
Would I buy it again- NO!
Price- Under $10 CAN
Overall- Garbage, did not like this!
Where to buy- Drugstore, department store

Monday, April 18, 2011

Luxe Box- April

So I purchased my very first luxe box from loose button and it finally arrived!!
I'm so excited!
Let me explain what loose button is:
Luxe Box is a new and exciting subscription service where you get 3-5 deluxe samples of beauty products mailed to you in a chic box. The samples will range from skincare and makeup to fragrance, body, and haircare. What’s more? These samples have been hand-picked by our beauty experts, so we are confident you will enjoy them in the convenience of your own home!

Every month it will cost you $9.99 CAN they only ship within Canada but are working on shipping to the US.
Luxe box is the same thing as Birch Box
Click here: Loose Button It's invitation only(just fill in your info and wait for a email), but will be launched to the public soon.

So here is what I received in the April's luxe box

Outside- comes tied with a pretty bow

Inside- Comes with a note card, chocolate and Aprils addition comes with a daffodil pin a portion of the purchase of the luxe box this month was donated to Canadian Cancer Society 

Inside came 4 samples and I was very impressed with the size of the samples.

Ultimate Softening Shampoo and Conditioner
This paraben-free shampoo and conditioner was formulated to replenish hair and restore health and shine. Silk, soy, wheat and oat proteins deliver pampering results while gently cleansing with a moisture-rich lather. This will leave your hair silky, soft and manageable.
 Elizabeth Grant
Biocollasis Gentle Cleanser
Awarded as one of the 'best beauty buys' by InStyle, this cleansing lotion helps rebalance the skin's natural pH leaving it fresher and brighter.
 Elizabeth Grant
Lubricating Body Treatment
This heavy duty body cream contains a rich blend of aloe extract, Vitamin E, and shea butter to make your skin feel soft and protected. It's fragrance-free, so it won't interfere with your perfume.
Lash Doubling Mascara
This transfer-resistant formula magnifies lashes to twice their size and thickens them to maximum volume. Th unique tapered brush grabs every lash, giving full results in the least amount of time.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Basic Makeup Kit for Beginners

A basic makeup kit for beginners is pretty much for those who are just starting out or want to build a kit for freelancing.
So I've compiled a list of the basic's that I feel everybody needs in their makeup kit.

1. Concealer/Corrector: This is one thing that I feel every single person out there can benefit from, it just makes a HUGE difference. Use concealer if your undereye circles aren't too dark, and corrector if they are really severe.

2. Foundation/Tinted Moisurizer: I would recommend a liquid foundation because it goes on beautifully and gives the skin a glowy look which powder just doesnt do. If your skintone is mostly alright (not many blemishes, uneven colouring, etc) go for a light to medium coverage. Otherwise, use a full coverage foundation.

3. Powder: I highly recommend getting a pressed or loose powder which you can use to set your concealer and foundation - this is essential to getting your makeup to stay on. I would personally recommend a pressed powder for beginners because loose powders can be a bit difficult to handle.

4. Eyeshadow: I would say invest in some basic neutrals - blacks, browns, skintone colours, highlight colours... Definitely have a look at some pre-made palettes because you get great value for money and lots of shades in one palette. You will probably find a good neutral palette by most brands! But MUST HAVES are black, dark brown, your skin tone colour and colours a couple of shades darker and lighter than your skintone!

5. Eyeliner: I would say have one basic black or dark brown (try them both out and see which looks better - black is more strong, brown looks subtle) pencil, and one liquid/gel formula as well. Gels are much easier to work with, in my opinion.

6. Mascara: I would recommend a natural mascara for day wear and a more dramatic one for night time. Either in Black or Brown.

7. Blush: Opt for powder... much more workable. For daytime, have a nice soft baby pink/rose pink (the pink can be cool or warm depending on whether you're cool toned or warm toned).

8. Lip stuff: Have one lip pencil which is the exact same colour of your lips. As far as lipsticks and lipglosses go, play around! Get your basic pinks and browns of course, but see if you like something else too.

9. Brushes: If your just starting out I would recommend going with e.l.f's 11 piece brush set. They are super soft and $30 usd.

You don't need to buy the expensive makeup, drugstore makeup is just fine, you don't want to go broke while building your kit.
I hope this helps. Happy Makeup Shopping!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bokeh Face- Name that collection contest

Here are my ideas for Bokeh Face's contest

My collection would be called 'shabby chic'
My inspiration behind it: I absolutely love shabby chic, Feminine style, Emphasis is on a soft touch, neutral colors, and my wedding.

Right to Left

White Powder-
Oyster Breeze-
Bleaker Beige-
Raindance Grey-
Lemon Sorbet-
Pale Green-
Ceder Sage-
Brookside Moss-
Pink Peony-
Sky Blue-


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Missing In Action

Sorry that I haven't blogged in a while, but I am helping my sister out while she goes in for surgery, she wont be home for four day's so I hope to get some blogs finished and some makeup looks up. maybe even some nail tutorials.
But I'm still here I haven't gone anywhere! And remember if you have a request please let me know!
I plan on some wedding makeup looks for bride and the bridesmaids.
Easter Nails
Dramatic makeup looks
Everyday makeup looks
And a few reviews also!
I am also excited because I reached 200 followers! Thank you so much!