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    My Christmas Makeup Look

    As far as holiday makeup goes, I kept my Christmas makeup this year rather light. With the outfit I planned to wear, I knew I wanted to bust out a bold red lip. I love smokey eyes and winged eyeliner, but decided to keep my eyes neutral and instead opted for strong brows to balance out the lips. Since there was little eye work, this look took less than 10 minutes to complete.

    Face

     

    I first prepped my face all over with Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer and my new Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion. For foundation, I applied Revlon’s Nearly Naked in Fresh Beige with a Beauty Blender. Then I used my Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light to Medium Bisque to cover up my dark eye circles (because boy do I have them). Next, I applied Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Brightener along the bridge of my nose, my chin, under my eyes, and the area above the middle of my brows (see photo below) for some highlighting/concealing/contouring. I skipped powder and bronzer and just applied Maybelline’s Master Glaze in Make A Mauve lightly on my upper cheekbones blending it downwards with my fingers. To finish up my face, I used a dense brush to apply the balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer above my cheekbones, along the bridge of my nose, and my cupid’s bow.


    Eyes
    As I mentioned, eyes were very simple. I curled the lashes first then applied Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze with my fingers all over my lid up to the brow bone. Using the Mary-Lou Manizer again, I swept it along the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes. Finally, I applied my current go-to mascara Covergirl’s The Super Sizer in Black. Moving upwards, I used my trusty Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette to neatly shape and fill in my brows. I mostly use the lighter color, but will use the darker along the outer areas for a sharper line. Once I’m done, I set it with Anastasia’s Clear Brow Gel to keep everything in place.

     
    Lips
    Bold lips are great during the holidays, but they take a little prep work if you want to make sure they last through all the yummy dinner foods and desserts. I outlined my lips with Urban Decay’s 27/4 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone then filled them in. This stuff is great at preventing feathering and helping your lip color last. Even though it does everything a lip liner does, I still decide to use my NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Cabaret (I just like how it looks with the lipstick) – I once again outline my lips then fill them in completely. Once done, I apply my Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 107 in then finish the look with Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Place Vendome.

     
    There you have it! My “simple” Christmas makeup look this year!
     
    Did you rock a bold lip this Christmas?

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    Valentine’s Day Collab: Hair

    Hey guys! Need a quick, simple Valentine’s Day hair style idea that’s also sweet and girly? Well, here ya go! For my first ever YouTube collab video, I teamed up with three other SUPER talented and beautiful ladies to give you all some Valentine’s Day inspiration!
    To do this easy look, all you need are 4 things (I’ll put what I used in paranthesis):
    1. Heat protectant (Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray)
    2. Hair spray (Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hair Spray)
    3. Curling iron (1 1/4″ Hot Tools Curling Iron)
    4. Bobby pins (store brand)
    To see how to get this hairstyle, watch the video below and don’t forget to check out the other videos in this collab as well!

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    TUTORIAL: “Black Out” Makeup Look

    Yay! Another tutorial video! I got a really good response from my first one and have recorded several others but for some reason never get around to finish editing them >.< For this second tutorial, I decided to do a night out look with a smokey winged eye and pink cheeks and lips. I also decided to show you what I wore when I went out with this makeup (sorry for how out of focus it is in the video). If you’ve seen my past videos, you’ll also notice a different background! That’s because I moved into a new place and have a new room now! I’m still trying to decide what poster to put behind me so that’s why there’s that big blank space on the wall to my left lol. I’ve spent quite an amount of time decorating my room over the past couple weeks so maybe one day I’ll do a little room tour to show it off ^^ But enough rambling, on to the video! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments!



    ♡ PRODUCTS USED
    – Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer with SPF15
    – stila one step correct primer
    – Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
    – Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain
    – Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in Natural Beige
    – Maybelline Dream Matte Power in Medium Sand
    – NARS Laguna Bronzer
    – NARS Orgasm Blush
    – Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer
    – Covergirl Shimmering Sands eyeshadow palette
    – MAC “Carbon” eyeshadow
    – Covergirl LashExact in Jet
    – Sonia Kashuk Eyeliner Palette
    – Rimmel Style & Shine Natural Lash and Brow Mascara in Clear
    – MAC Haute and Naughty mascara
    – MAC “Creme Cup” Cremesheen Lipstick
    – Revlon “Sugar Frosting” Lip Butter

    ♡ WHAT I’M WEARING

    – Nails: O.P.I. Into the Night
    – Jewelry: Forever21
    – Top: BCBGeneration
    – Skirt: Victoria’s Secret PINK
    – Shoes: Candie’s

    What kind of makeup tutorials or videos would you like to see in the future?

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    TUTORIAL: “Good As Gold” Makeup Look

    Hey guys! Sorry for no updates in nearly a week. I went to New Orleans for my roommate’s bachelorette party (which was UH-MAZING, and I’ll be writing a post about that soon ^^). I’ve only been back for a day, but there seems to be so much to do and catch up on. For now, here’s a tutorial video I uploaded last week for a metallic gold eye makeup look paired with peach cheeks and nude lips.

    PRODUCTS USED
    – Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bad to the Bronze”
    – Coastal Scents 88ULTRA Shimmer Palette
    – Urban Decay Naked2 Palette “Busted”
    – Maybelline Line Stiletto in Black
    – Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Jet Black and Sabal Brown
    – Sonia Kashuk Eyeliner Palette
    – Maybelline “the falsies” Volum’ Express Mascara in Blackest Black
    – Rimmel Style & Shine Natural Lash and Brow Mascara in Clear
    – NARS Laguna Bronzer
    – Coastal Scents 10Blush Palette
    – MAC “Hue” Glaze Lipstick
    – MAC “Naked Space” Lipglass

    NAILS
    – China Glaze Sexy In the City
    – Revlon Radiant for accent nails

    TOP
    – Forever21






    Hope you guys enjoy the look and video!

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