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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nail Blog


So I have made a nail blog to cover all of my nail colors and designs.  I thought I should separate the two blogs since my nail polish collection can be a little overwhelming!  You are welcome to follow, share, or view it! Here's the link:


I am not a professional by any means, I just like to show off the colors I have and designs and maybe you'd like to see all of them to! Maybe you'll see a color you like and can see what it looks like before you buy it! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stargazer Lily Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

The picture above is the eyeshadow look I am going for.  This is my first tutorial so it's not the best, sorry! I promise I'll get better with time and practice.  Hope you enjoy!

First, prime your eyes.  I used Urban Decay Primer Potion for this.
Next step I covered my eyes with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color Milk.  I just applied this and smudged it out with my finger to get it all over.

Next, I covered my eyes with a light pink color on my 120 palette.  On my 120 palette this is color number 7 on row 10.  (You can view my palette and all swatches here )

I then put a darker pink on the outside corners and crease and blended them into the light pink so there isn't such a dramatic cut off of color. (This dark pink color is number 5 on row 11)

I then added an orange color to the inner part of my lid and blended this out into the pinks.  (Orange color is number 6 on row 6)

I then added a light green color above my crease and the pinks and oranges and blended it out. (Color number is 4 on row 3)

I went back with my NYX Jumbo Pencil (Milk) and made a tiny line in the middle of my lid on the lash line.  I blended this out with my finger a little.  Do not smudge too hard or you will mess up your eyeshadow you've already done!

I lined my upper lash line with the NYX pencil and blended it out with my brush a little.

The finished product! (Sorry the picture isn't the best!) I added a few dots on the outer corner with an old no name brand brown eyeliner pencil.  I added my black eyeliner on my waterline of my lower lashes and added mascara.

I hope you enjoyed this! Here's the products I used:
-120 Palette
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in the color Milk (604)
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-An old brown no name eyeliner pencil
-Covergirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Waterproof Mascara-For Brown Eyes-Black Pearl
-Rimmel London Special Eyes Precision Eye Liner Pencil-Black

*Stargazer Lily picture is not my own, I found this here: http://www.tsflowers.com/lilyphotos/Lily_Stargazer2.jpg


Sorry I haven't been posting much lately.  I've been busy, plus we had tornadoes that went through my area on Saturday and destroyed many homes around my area so I've just kind of been preoccupied with that on my mind.  Luckily, my family, friends, and I did not have any damage and are fine, but there are many many people who lost their homes and lives.

But on a much happier note, I will begin sort of a series of tutorials (sorry not in video form right now) were I do my eyeshadow according to flower's colors!  I know this has been done many times, but I will try not to do the same flowers I've seen others do.  If you have suggestions on what I can do or what type of flower you'd like to see me do, feel free to leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you! My first tutorial will be in the colors of a Stargazer Lily, which you can see here:


Hope you'll enjoy it! I hope to have this up later today or tomorrow! :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

So, I've decided...

That once (if ever!) I get 50 Followers, I will have a give-away.  Obviously makeup related but I have no idea what yet! Any ideas? Suggest what you'd like! I'll totally take it into consideration!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TRESemme Fresh Start Products

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to talk about Tresmemme Fresh Start Products (Waterless Foam Shampoo and Dry Shampoo).  Well, I have differing opinions on both products.  So lets start with the Waterless Foam Shampoo.

I, along with many other women and men in the world, have oily hair.  Well, not completely oily since my hair is strange.  My bangs usually become oily very quickly, sides of my hair stay just right, and the back is dry.  Like I said, strange huh?  Well, for my hair, even though the can says for Dry/Curly/Normal hair, I feel this does the best for my bangs.  I only use these products for my bangs since they are so oily and quickly become oily while the rest of my hair is fine.  The product leaves my hair smelling great (A bit like a mixture between Citrus and Roses, strange combo, but it works!) and actually works pretty well for me.  I should have done before and after photos, but I forgot so I may upload some later. I will say if you are on the go and need a quick fix, this works! The only downside I have found is that it sort of weighs down my hair, not too much, but it is noticeable.  Bottom Line: It's good stuff and well worth it if you need a quick hair fix!

Now onto the Dry Shampoo.  I did not like this too much.  First off, it killed my lungs with the fumes! I was using it in a ventilated area, but I still had that problem.  Even with my oily hair, I didn't find it to work.  I saw no improvement in my hair, the product weighed my hair down so much more than the Foam shampoo, and the fumes were horrible. I may try to use it again and see if I was just having a "bad hair day" or if it's just the product.  I may just have to go outside and use it to avoid the fumes!

I found these products at Wal-Mart.  I do not remember the price, but I see it on the internet for around $5.

What are your opinions?  Are we having the same problems? Let me know so I'm not the only one! Or if you have any tips on using this product, please feel free to share!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sally Girl Eyeshadows

So, want to know a great eyeshadow that is long lasting and cheap?  Well, look no more!  Sally Girl eyeshadows are pretty cheap at $.99 for the Sally Girl Mini Baked Eye Shadows which are 1.4 grams and the Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts are also $.99 which are 1.1 grams.  So for the price, you can't really beat that! Also, if you're a Sally Beauty Club Card owner, you can get these for $.97.  Although they do not come in tons of different colors, they do come in your basic colors and are shiney or matte.

The eyeshadow from both collections are smooth and highly pigmented in my opinion.  They are not creamy yet they are not gritty, so that's a good thing! On Sally Beauty, it is said that they can be used wet or dry and can also be used as eyeliner.  I have not used them as eyeliner or wet, but when they are dry they stay put for a long time.  As a side-note, these are Dark Aqua and Dark Green Mini's and Purple Passion Connecting Compact.

If you'd like to buy these, you can find them in any Sally Beauty store or you can buy them here:
Sally Girl Connecting Compacts
Sally Girl Mini Baked Eyeshadow