Look of the Day

Every once in a while, I enjoy going outside of the box and do some character/theme makeup. This was an entry to for a goddess contest I did. The goddess I chose was Asteria: goddess of the stars and last immortal to live with man.

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I didn’t have gold lipstick or white eye liner at the time so I cheated a bit. The white is just acrylic paint. The gold is gold acrylic paint with a bronze eye shadow layered on top. In order for the colors to pop for a galaxy look, I took black eye shadow and blended it with my fingers. I wanted it faint enough so that it wasn’t overpowering the look. I did the purple and blue the same way by blending it with my fingers rather than a brush.

Overall, one of my most enjoyable looks to do. I like being able to take an idea and run with it.

 

May Lush Haul

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I recently went into my nearest Lush location and was hooked up with all sort of goodies. I have only tried Lush once in my life and that was years ago. I heard nothing but incredible reviews on their products (and it was pay day) so I wanted to really give them a try.

First off, the sales associate was magnificent. She asked all the right questions to help me look for that perfect product, and was extremely knowledgeable of all their line. She probably could have sold me the entire store if my paycheck allowed it. Plus, she gave me a few free samples.

Second, their products are absolutely amazing and well worth the price tag. I cannot emphasize the quality of their products. Lush is against animal testing, 100% vegetarian, all of their ingredients are carefully picked from local or global sellers who actually care about their products, their packaging is recycled, and it’s all homemade!  They certainly have something for everyone from bath bombs to face masks, to hairdyes and even toothpaste!

My May haul contained some awesome goodies! Below is what I got and a small description about it.

Rose Jam Bubbleroon. This has an amazing smell to it. However, it’s not really rosy rather than sweet and fruity. I love it for Lush cocktails as it produces a bunch of bubble, a very pretty pink colored water, and makes your skin feel so incredibly soft.

 

Milky Bath Bubble Bar. Another favorite to mix with Lush cocktails. It has a comforting scent and very subtle sparkles. Plus, the shape is adorable.

Floating Island and Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melts. The Floating Island and the Milky Bath is a perfect combination to help you relax and feel refreshed. The Floating Island is vanilla and sandalwood scented and really moisturizes your skin. The Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment has a candy-like scent and a perfect match to the Rose Jam. I prefer to cut these up and use them for multiple times.

Cocktail time! I decided to mix these four together to create an aromatic and colorful experience. I do like the mixture of the sweet scents with the more delicate ones. My skin felt positively amazing and smooth afterwards.  I added one of my personal rose petal bath bomb to the mix! The water turned a pretty purple color and the aroma helped my body and mind relax.

Don’t Rain On My Parade Shower Gel. I love love love the scent of this shower gel. It’s has a fresh scent mixed with blueberry juice and violet perfume. I was unsure at first when I was in the store but after trying it, I use it practically every day. I love it for my morning shower especially since it helps wake me up.

Lastly, I picked up the Sea Monster Fun. The best way to describe this product is that Fun is bath Play-Doh that does fantastic things to your skin and hair! Sea Monster is lavender and lime scented and it’s very soft to play with. Perfect for kids (and adult kids). I didn’t even mention the best part about their Fun products. About 2.5% of the profits they make from selling Fun goes towards a charity called FunD, which helps create safe places for children to play in the affected area of the 2011 earthquake in Japan.

Overall, I am very satisfied with what I got with this haul. I will definitely be going into Lush again soon to try out some more of their products. Any suggestion post in the comments! I’d love to hear what you have to say about Lush, their products, or anything that I should try!

Look of the Day

 

I’ve been loving vibrant colors lately, especially this NYX yellow. 

 

Eyeshadow:

  • “Tempera”, “Golden Ochre”, “Love Letter”, and “Venetian Red” in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.
  • “Psychedelic” from NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows.

Liner:

  • NYX Cosmetics Felt Tip Liner in shade “Jet Black”.

Brows:

  • Brow Zings Tame and Shape Kit in shade “3”.
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in shade “Medium Brown”.

 

Look Of The Day

 

I apologize for being MIA for so long. Life has provided me many new and exciting changes which I had to adjust to. I’m happy to be back and cannot wait to share the upcoming summer months with all of you.

This look was inspired by the beautiful sunshine we’ve been having here in Michigan.

Eyeshadow:

  • “Tempera”, “Golden Ochre”, and “Love Letter” in the Modern Renaissance Palatte.
  • “Psychedelic” from NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows.

Liner:

  • NYX Cosmetics Felt Tip Liner in shade “Jet Black”.

Brows:

  • Brow Zings Tame and Shape Kit in shade “3”.
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in shade “Medium Brown”.

I am Iron Man. 

Not really but I enjoyed doing this character makeup. 

Check out how I created this look with the video below! 

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What I used:

Maybelline Master Prime and Baby Skin primer. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Brow Pen. NYX Cosmetics Two Timer liner. Acrylic Paint. 

Have any character suggestions or tips/tricks? Comment below! 

Spring Trend: Chokers

From velvet to faux leather, crystals to chains, chokers dominated 2016 and they’re here to stay. You may have seen them being on display scrolling through your Instagram on your favorite celebrities, models, or Instagram stars. The choker is now in full effect of being mainstream. You can walk into any retail store and see them with various additions to what you might have caught a glimpse of in the 90s.
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Since chokers have been recreated in various ways, it’s easy to pair with every outfit. For example, crop tops look wonderful with a choker and a pair of round sunglasses. You’ll look like you just stepped out of a retro magazine. Get a choker with a little charm to pair with a chambray shirt to give it a more laid-back look. To go for a more sophisticated look, mix your choker with some longer necklaces. Mixing different types of necklaces to give a more distinctive look that every fashionista would appreciate!

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There are several DIYs on how to make one if you are the type who would like the uniqueness of your own. If you lack the creativity, several stores carry these retro beauties. The ones displayed in my post are from Maurices where they start at $6.50-$16.00 depending on what you’re looking for. There is certainly one for everyone out there!

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Get all these amazing chokers at Maurices.com today! Click Here!

 

ABH Modern Renaissance

“Makeup is not a tool meant to make an ugly thing beautiful. It is meant only to magnify the beauty that already exists.”

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Oh, the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. These 14 shades of amazing powder shadows will help you produce masterpieces that Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci would be proud of. I have thoroughly enjoyed this palette on all sorts of looks from daytime to nighttime, simple to eccentric. Each shade is highly pigmented where you only need to dab your brush into the palette to receive an amazing amount of color. However, that isn’t the only benefit you get with this palette. These shadows are also easy to blend! So easy that I have been able to use all of the colors over the past few months since purchasing it in August. I honestly was worried that I wouldn’t use all the colors. I was definitely wrong. In addition to being an overall amazing palette, MR is also good with being a transitional palette to help you experiment outside of your comfort zone.

The MR also comes with a dual-ended brush. I have been able to create looks with only using this brush. One end is extremely soft and fluffy to help buff and blend out the shadows. The other end is a soft flat brush with helps more with precision.

I highly recommend in investing in this palette. Even if you only could save up for one. This is THE ONE.  Worth every single penny. The MR costs $42 and you can get it at Ulta, Sephora, or on ABH website.

Ulta: http://www.ulta.com/modern-renaissance-eyeshadow-palette?productId=xlsImpprod14291015&sku=2304425&_requestid=11886318

Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/modern-renaissance-eye-shadow-palette-P409118?skuId=1820406&icid2=products%20grid:p409118

ABH: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/modern-renaissance-palette/ABH01-18170.html?cgid=best-sellers#start=5&cgid=best-sellers