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Tutorial: Warm Smokey Eyeshadow

Warm eyeshadow looks are becoming a major trend, and this is an easy way to get a warm smokey eye look. I also used a fun duo-chrome eyeshadow from Wet n Wild's Comfort Zone palette that is a warm red-brown with a teal-blue sheen. This is also the look I'm wearing in my review of Covergirl's Outlast Coverstay 3-in-1 Foundation. The video and list and products are below.  


Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation: Ivory (805) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original Lorac Pro Palette: Cream, Taupe, Sable, Espresso, Nude Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette: Comfort Zone (definer color) Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner: Espresso New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black Ardell Fashion Lashes: Demi Wispies Sephora Bronzer: Los Cabos (3) Wet n Wild Blush: Mellow Wine NYX Lipliner Pencil: Natural Makeup Forever Lipstick: N9 Revlon Lipstick: Fairest Nude (800)


Track artist: MK2 Track title: Drive Away

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Makeup Tutorial: Easy Everyday Makeup

Everday Makeup Edit 1

This look is perfect for those days that don't have time to do a lot with your makeup, but you want to look like you did. The smudged liner makes it really quick and easy, because there's no precision needed. Plus, the majority of the products I used are from the drugstore, and are multi-purpose. Video tutorial and list of products are below:  

Watch the video on YouTube here!


Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair
Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige
Bare Mineral Matte Foundation: Fairly Light
Wet n Wild Blush: Mellow Wine
New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pencil Eyeliner: Black
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio: Don't Steal My Thunder
Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain: Honey


Track artist: MK2 Track title: Funk Down

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Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Winged Liner

This is such a wearable smokey eyeshadow look. It's definitely a lot more wearable for daytime or a date than an all over dark, smokey eye. All eyeshadows used are from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette, and I'm wearing Ardell lashes.  

Watch the video on YouTube here


  • Urban Decay Eye Primer: Original
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: Verve, Tease, Busted, Blackout and Bootycall
  • Jordana Fabuliner: Black
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: Brightener
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair
  • Make Up Forever HD Foundation: 115
  • Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige
  • Sephora Bronzer: Los Cabos (3)
  • Wet n Wild Blush: Mellow Wine
  • New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette
  • Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black
  • Ardell Lashes: Demi Wispies
  • L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pencil Eyeliner: Black
  • Wet 'n' Wild MegaLast Lip Color: Just Peachy
  • Rimmel London Stay Glossy: Captivate Me


Track artist: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Track title: Where I Am From

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Makeup Tutorial: Matte Eyeshadow

This look is perfect for those days that you want a more glamorous daytime look, but you don't feel like shimmery or glittery eyeshadows. Also, all but one eyeshadow I used is from the Lorac Pro palette. Video and list of products used are below.

Watch the tutorial on YouTube here!


Maybelline Color Tattoo: Just Beige Lorac Mega Pro Palette: Camel (dupe is Peach Smoothie by Makeup Geek) Lorac Pro Palette: Light Pink, Sable, Cream Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige Bare Mineral Matte Foundation: Fairly Light Wet n Wild Blush: Heather Silk New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette Jordana Fabuliner: Black Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pencil Eyeliner: Black Wet 'n' Wild Perfect Pout Lipcolor: Fergie Daily


Track artist: Scissor Vision Track title: Letter Box

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Makeup Tutorial: Valentine's Date Makeup

Valentine's Date2I wanted to create a fun eyeshadow look that used a cranberry eyeshadow color, but was still very wearable for daytime. The cranberry color can be very loud, but because I only apply it in the crease and outer half of the lid it's not terribly overwhelming. I've worn this look on the weekend a few times, and every time I do my husband says he really like how my makeup looks that day. So I thought this would be a great look for a Valentine's Day date. The video tutorial and list of products are below!



Maybelline Color Tattoo: Just Beige Lorac Mega Pro Palette: Camel (dupe is Peach Smoothie by Makeup Geek), Sand (dupe is Kitten by Stila), Mulberry (dupe is Bitten by Makeup Geek), Espresso (in original Lorac Pro palette), Cream (in original Lorac Pro palette), Black (in original Lorac Pro palette), and Vanilla (dupe is Vanilla by Maybelline) Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige Bare Mineral Matte Foundation: Fairly Light Wet n Wild Blush: Heather Silk New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain: Honey


Track artist: Venice Beach Track title: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Makeup Tutorial: Shimmery Smokey Eyeshadow

image1Below a video tutorial of how to get a shimmery smokey eye look using eyeshadows from the Lorac Pro palette. I applied my face and lip products first, but they are included in the product list. The video tutorial and list of products are below!





dsc00783-cropped3Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer Lorac Pro Palette: Taupe, Espresso, Black, Slate, Cream, and Nude L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner: Black Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Volum’ Express Mascara: Very Black Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Fair Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder for Sensitive Skin: Buff Beige Bare Mineral Matte Foundation: Fairly Light Wet n Wild Blush: Heather Silk New York Color Brow Kit: Brunette Wet n Wild Fergie Collection Lipstick: Ferguson Crest Cabernet Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick: Just Peachy Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lip Gloss: Captivate Me!


Track artist: Silent Partner Track title: Walking The Dog

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Holiday Makeup - Perfect for Traveling!

dsc_00030-cropped2The past few years my husband I always traveled over the winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) to our families or friends homes. Some times we would spend the night one of our parents' homes, and other times we would we be driving most of the day. So I decided I would share a step-by-step tutorial for holiday makeup look that's perfect for those traveling, and only use products that are compact and long-lasting.  


Step 1: Toner and Moisturizer!

The best way to get your makeup to last all day and apply easier is to moisturize your skin. Plus it's always good to moisturize everyday, because will keep your skin from drying out this winter. I normally use a toner on a cotton ball all over my face, then apply a moisturizer and eye cream to my face, and Vaseline to my lips every morning. Be sure to give your moisturizer a few minutes to absorb into your skin before applying make-up (perfect time to get a cup of coffee and eat breakfast, finish packing, or do your hair!).

Step 2: Apply and Set Concealer & Foundation

dsc_00007I love using mineral foundations for everyday looks and while I'm traveling, because you don't have to worry about it rubbing off your face leaving your face looking patchy. Since I am using a mineral foundation for this look, I apply and set my Maybelline Fit Me concealer with Covergirl's Clean Pressed Powder on my under-eye circles and blemishes first. Then, I apply Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light all over my face on a kabuki brush. This foundation is perfect for travel with its click, lock and go lid.




Step 3: Apply Blush

dsc_00009Use a blue-toned pink cheek color to give your face that "I just came in from the cold" flush to your cheeks. Today I'm using Wet n Wild's blush in the color Heather Silk.






Step 4: Fill Those Brows

dsc_00013Your brows help frame your face, and for me are a must-do step. I recently found (and fell in love with) New York Color's (NYC) brow kit - it's super compact, long-lasting, and affordable.






Step 5: Apply Waterline Color

dsc_00014One of the worst parts of traveling is lack of sleep; either you're waking up early to go somewhere, or you're getting terrible sleep in a bed that's not your own. So to fake a good nights sleep, put a white or cream-colored eyeliner to your waterline.






Step 6: Apply Eyeshadow Base or Primer

dsc_00015To help my eye make-up last all day I'm going to apply a nude eyeshadow base called Just Beige by Maybelline all over my eye area.






Step 7: Apply Lid Color

dsc_00016For all the eyeshadows in this look I'm using Urban Decay the Naked Basic palette. The first shadow I apply is a light-colored, matte, peachy eyeshadow all over the eyelid called WOS.






Step 8: Apply Transition Color to Crease

dsc_00018Next I'm applying Naked 2 on a large, fluffy brush to my crease, which is a matte color that is close to my skin tone. This will help the darker crease color I apply next blend with the rest of the lighter shadows.






Step 9: Deepen the Crease Color

dsc_00019To darken the crease color and give it a little more va-va-voom, I'm adding a matte medium brown shade called Faint. Keep this color concentrated in and slightly above the crease, and take the few extra seconds to blend it seamlessly with your transition color.






Step 10: Apply Brow Highlight Color

dsc_00020I use the warm, light-colored, matte, eyeshadow called Foxy to highlight under my brow bone.







Step 11: Apply Inner-Corner Highlight Color

dsc_00021For the last eye shadow I use the satin, champagne color called Venus and place it in my inner-corner/tear-duct area. Doing this is makes your eyes appear wide-open, thus making you look more awake.






Step 12: Winged Eyeliner

dsc_00022Use your favorite black liquid or gel eyeliner, and make a slight cat-eye.







Step 13: Curl Lashes and Apply Mascara

dsc_00024Curl your lashes and apply 2 coats of a long-lasting black mascara. I love using the waterproof version of Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara in Very Black, because it's clump-free and will keep your lashes curled all day.






Step 14: Lip Color

dsc_00026To finish off this look, apply a cranberry colored stain or lipstick. I used Wet n Wild's balm stain in Lady and the Vamp. This balm stain is awesome, because it will give a wash of cranberry color to your lips and also last through two servings of dinner and dessert.







What's your favorite holiday look, bold lips or glittery eyeshadow? 

My Go-To Makeup for Fall 2014 - LIPS


Here's the last installment of my fall product trilogy, lips. Don't forget to read the first two posts - face and eyes!


Vaseline Jelly

_DSC1422Step 1 to good lip care is hydration! This product has been best way to hydrate my lips. It's definitely messier than a lip balm in a tube, but I don't think I'll ever go back. This has been my lifesaver in the winter months when it's dryer inside. If you have terribly dry, flaky lips that don't seem to get the hydration they need from chapstick, you have to give this stuff a try. It's also great when your lips are chapped, and the corners crack. If you use this 2-3 times a day, they'll be good as new within a few days.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

_DSC1424This has been my everyday lip product the past few months. It's so easy to put on at my desk without a mirror, and it's very hydrating. I love this color because it's the "my lips but better" color, so it's perfect for an office setting or everyday wear. Since it's a lip stain it also mean you don't have to constantly touch-up throughout the day - I only apply it 2 or 3 times everyday. Plus the minty scent/flavor is very refreshing.

Wet n Wild Fergie Collection Lipstick in Fergie Daily & Ferguson Crest Cabernet


If I'm going for a bolder look, I have been grabbing my Fergie Collection lipsticks. When I do a bold eye I use the nude color called "Fergie Daily," and when I'm going for a bold lip I use the burgundy color called "Ferguson Crest Cabernet." This lipstick is very creamy and, as I say about all Wet n Wild products, they're pigmented and affordable. If you want to try a nude or cranberry lipcolor for the first time, these are great. Honestly, that's why I originally bought them, and I've fallen in love with them.

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My Go-To Makeup for Fall 2014 - EYES

All ProductsWelcome back to part 2 of my go-to fall 2014 makeup trilogy. If you haven't read part 1 about face products, click here. If you have read it or only care about the eye products continue on...

New York Color (NYC) Brow Kit in Brunette

_DSC1398I bought this little nugget a few months go, and I love it. Before I was using an eyeshadow in a Sephora palette and the colored eyebrow was from ELF, but I just wasn't happy with them. All I wanted was the eyeshadow in a more portable container like the ELF eyebrow wax. Beauty gurus online have said good things about this product. So, I thought a product that was under $5 was worth a shot, and I haven't looked back. This is great because it's not so pigmented that your eyebrows don't belong to your face, and it's easy to build up.

To apply this product I use my pinky to place a small amount of the clear wax on my arch and tail. Then I apple the brown powder using small strokes with a narrow angled brush. Finally, I use an eyebrow brush and quickly go over my brows to get the hairs to lay how I would like and to disperse any thick patches of product.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Just Beige

_DSC1399I'm going to start of by saying I love all the Maybelline Color Tattoos I own (see the other three colors and an in-depth review here). However I have been leaning toward this particular color. It's a great matte shadow base and primer that is perfect for fair-skinned people. Sadly, I haven't seen it in stores for a few months so this was most likely limited edition. I love the color tattoos because they are affordable, but if you really need a matte, skin-toned shadow base you can try MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. It's definitely a pricier alternative, but I have heard great things about this product, too.

To apply this product, I place my ring finger into the pot and rub it in a circular motion for a few seconds. Picking up the product this way helps warm up the product and make it easier to apply to your eyelid. Then I apply this from my lash line to my brow bone, and go over it a few times to make sure it's blended easily.

I learned a super helpful tip when storing this product so it won't dry out: Store it with the black lid on the bottom. This makes it so the moisture in the product is where you are putting your finger when you use the product, and not at the bottom of the pot. SO HELPFUL! I wish I would have stored these like this all along...

Maybelline The Rocket Volumn' Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

 _DSC1395Best. Drugstore. Mascara! I absolutely love this product. It doesn't flake or smear all over your face, it keeps your lashes curled and voluminous, it's clump free, and it's from the drugstore! My favorite mascara of all time is Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes!, but this by far my favorite drug store one. It's color is so dark and your lashes won't look like a spider if you apply two coats. I have used the regular formulation of this product, but the waterproof one keeps my stick-straight lashes curled all day long.

I apply this mascara in a pretty basic way... First I curl my lashes. Then I put the brush covered with product at the base of my top lashes and wiggle the brush as I go toward the end of the lash, and go over all of my lashes. Also, I use the left over product to apply a light coat on my lower lashes. If I feel like I didn't get enough va-voom on the first coat, I apply a second to my top lashes.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeliner in White

_DSC1400This last product is my 8 hours of sleep in a pencil. When you put this on your waterline, it makes you look awake and ready to take on the day. As I have praised over and over, Wet n Wild products are super pigmented and super affordable. If you've never tried a white eyeliner pencil, you should give this a try because you can get it for a few dollars (I think I paid $1.50) and it will last FOREVER.

To apply this, I pull my lower water-line away from my eyeball, and run the pencil over it a couple of times until the skin is lighter. That's it. It's even easier than how I apply mascara and it will make you look like you got a great night's sleep (even though you didn't).

What products are you loving this fall? 

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My Go-To Makeup for Fall 2014 - FACE

_DSC1368Over the past weeks I've noticed myself gravitating toward specific products every morning when I get ready for work. Although I don't do my make-up the same everyday, I can almost guarantee I'm using these products for 95% of my fall looks. So... this post would be very long if I put all the products in one, so I split it into three categories: Face, Eyes, and Lips. I'll start with my favorite face products, and how I apply each one.

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light

_DSC1362This is by far my favorite powder/mineral foundation. It's light-weight, easy to apply, lasts all day, and keeps my T-zone from getting shiny. Plus one container has lasted months! Keep in mind that this is a very light-coverage foundation, so I recommend applying concealer before this foundation to cover any acne or dark spots. I love using light-coverage foundations for everyday, because it's so easy to apply, there's minimal touch-ups, and my freckles still show.

To apply this product I shake a little into the lid, and swirl a loose powder kabuki brush into the product. Then I use small circular motions to apply it to my face. Normally I start with my cheeks to help blend the powder I used to set my under eye concealer, get more product to apply to my forehead, and a little more to cover my nose and chin. Super easy and quick.

ORDER HERE: Bare Escentuals BareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair

_DSC1366Yet another wonderful product! This concealer is super easy to apply, and doesn't cake up when I use it on my under-eye area. I searched for what felt like forever to find a drug-store concealer that would cover my purple under-eye circles without creasing or caking. Then I found this little gem. It's a light and moisturizing formula that has some serious coverage power. The color fair is a little light for me, but the salmon undertones do wonders for my dark-circles and helps brighten my eye area.

I apply this product 2 ways.

  1. I create a c-shape around the tear-duct area and place a small line under my bottom lash line across the edge of my eyeshadow (I use concealer to clean up the outer edge of my eyeshadow). I then blend the product in by patting my ring finger around the area with concealer. This is perfect for everyday wear, and to help brighten your eyes and cover dark circles.
  2. I create a triangle made of a series of lines starting with one by my tear-duct down to the corner of my nose and ending with one by eye's outer-corner over to the end of my eyebrow tail. I then blend these lines together by patting the product around with my ring finger. This is what I do for special occasions, and when I'm wearing a foundation with more coverage. It is a great way to add dimension to your face, and brighten you under eye area as well as your cheekbones. 

ORDER HERE: Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer

Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk

_DSC1365If you do not own a Wet n Wild blush, shame on you. The formulations are so pigmented that you need only a little product to get a perfect flush to your cheeks. One pan of the product will last you FOREVER! Plus they're so inexpensive that there's no excuses for why you don't own these blushes. I don't think you could go wrong with any of their colors. I've found myself reaching for the color Heather Silk the past month, which is a lovely blue-toned pink.

To apply this product I pat (not swirl) a small, fluffy blush brush in the pan 2-4 times. Then I use a small circular motion starting near the apples of my cheeks and moving toward the top of my ear. After I use the majority of the product on my brush, I go over my cheeks once or twice to blend the product. Depending on how much product you get the first go around, you may have to do this application a 2nd time. In the end, it's a lot easier to add more blush then try to blend out too much (am I right, or am I right?!).

ORDER HERE: Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk 832E

Watch these three products in action in my last make-up video tutorial: FALL MAKEUP TUTORIAL | BOLD EYES & NUDE LIPS 

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Love you lots! XOXO