11/25/09

Blast from the past!!- Cult of cherry collection 2008




This collection had some lovely quads. There were 3 of them, Spiced Chocolate, Shadowy Lady, and Tempting. I skipped out on the tempting quad because I thought it was a little boring.
So yea here are a few tutorials that I did with the 2 quads from the collection...

My favorite look is the last one for sure! Although I love all 3! :P

Cult of Cherry 1


Cult of Cherry2


Cult of Cherry 3

11/18/09

Rule! in the crease




The past few times that I have done my makeup I have been very drawn to using rule eyeshadow just above my crease line. Rule is a matte orange eyeshadow. Not many people seem to be drawn to the color orange for an eyeshadow. In fact I don't really like the color at all. But I have been playing with my makeup and have found oranges and colors one wouldn't normally wear to look the best! Now I have been doing very simple, kinda neutral makeup and adding rule just seems to make it POP and give it that extra edge!

You might not be able to see the colors very well in the picture below but I'm telling you it was lovely!

For this look I used:
Smoke & diamonds -e/s inner corner
Glamour Check! -outer half
Spiced Chocolate e/s -in the outer corner & into the crease
Saddle e/s & rule e/s -mixed above the crease
Soft Force -for a highlight
For lips:
Fabby l/s
Funtabulous l/g



I didn't wear any foundation or do my brows mostly because it does kinda look overwhelming for my taste during the daytime. Although I have done it before with no issues I was just not feeling it yesterday.. :P lol


If you are a woman of color try using colors like rule. It will warm up any look and give it that extra edge that you may be missing form your makeup that day. You will love it as much as I!!


 PS. I promise to get another camera soon so that you can atually see what is going on with the makeup!! Because right about now the pics are washed out like crazy... I dont like it!!

11/10/09

Eye of the day 11/10/09








Its way more vibrant & looks much better in real life. I NEED MY CAMERA!! LOL


I used UDPP as my base.
In the inner corner I applied Museum Bronze pigment with a 239 brush.
In the middle third I applied Trax e/s with the 239.
The outer corner I used Signed Sealed e/s packed on with a 239 brush then blended into the crease with a 217 and Rule e/s.
For highlight I used Ricepaper e/s with a 252 brush and also in the inner corner with a 219.
On the lower lash line I lined with Trax e/s and Signed Sealed e/s in the outer corner.
I blended Rule into the outer corner of the lower lash line.
I used Lash Blast mascara and Revlon colorstay liquid liner.
For the waterline I used L'oreal HIP kohl eyeliner.

I love the look I get when Rule e/s is used in the crease. You cant go wrong with a neutral look that has a pop of color! :)
I wil be getting a new camera soon so the pics will be much clearer.

Mar

11/6/09

And the next tutorial will be...



This is what I would have done on myself had I been a brides maid in the wedding that I did for my cousin. :) Video will be up soon just have to edit it!

I still have a problem with urban decay primer potion

Now this product I absolutley love!! I cant live without! I use it every single time I wear eyemakeup! (unless I'm wearing MAC paintpots...) But they changed the shape of the applicator and look I have a problem!!






My video review




Blast from the Past!!- Halloween Edition!




So I decided that I wanted to incorporate some of my old makeup looks and tutorials into my recently started blog. So I am going to feature some of those looks every now and then on here so that they are not forgotten :P completely.

Now I didn't do any tutorials for halloween this year but I did a lot of face painting on the kids and fam. My lady got a very pretty colorful butterfly painted on her face for halloween. A few of the others played around on youtube. :P

I did 3 videos for halloween last year. A Spider Queen, A Jac o'Lantern, & TIger eyes.

Spider Queen



Products used were:
EYES
BFTE Black
MAC- Golden Lemon
MAC- Vanilla
MAC- Smolder
Revlon liquid liner
NYX candy glitter liner- gold
Walmart lashes

FACE
MAC studio fix- NC 45
EDM- tinted silk powder
NYX pencil- black
NYX candy glitter liner- gold

LIPS
NYX liner- Plush Red
NYX lipstick- Bru



I loved this look mostly because it was simple and if paired with a fab outfit it would have been way to sexy. A simple smokey eye with a touch of gold. Love it! This one got the most views because it was a relevant video to one of makeupbyrenren's halloween videos. lol go figure...



Jack o'Lantern
Part 1



Part 2



Now with this one I love it because it is different. I wanted to be something that no one else was at the time. So I looked around and I didn't find anyone who did anything like this. I downloaded some music from a few horror movies such as Saw, The Ametyville Horror, ect ect... Blending was insane with these 120 palette shadows!

Tiger Eyes



This one is my favorite one for sure. I hate the pics I took though. lol some of the edges weren't blended enough. The part closest to the hairline was still white... So many flaws but its all good. I believe that I have improved dramatically over the past year and a half. And so has youtube! There are the kinds of tutorials on there now that you would actually have to pay for a few years ago to learn. I always wondered how people did the things the did with makeup such as scaring, bruising. I already knew about liquid latex but had no clue what so ever about the gluesticks! :P

The sound was removed from 2 of these videos because of the major copyright issue that came about last year. :( But its ok.

11/5/09

Just another makeup tutorial...






Products used:
Clean n Clear moisturizer
MAC Studio Fix Fliud- NC45- with a stipling brush
MAC Studio Finish Concealor- NC45
MAC Blot powder- Dark- with MAC 129
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Mythology- 239- inner corner
MAC Pink Source- 239- over Mythology
MAC Sushi Flower- 239- outer half
MAC Poste Haste- 239- outer corner
28 palette- dark brown- 224- crease & outer corner
28 palette- shimmer burgendy- 226- outer v
28 palette- highlight- 227
MAC Brow shader- SE266
MAC Breath of Plum blush- 165
MAC Whirl
MAC VG VI l/s
MAC VG VI l/g

For some reason the colors look way too harsh on video than they did in person. :P But I luvs it anywayz! Here are some pics!!










Upcoming tutorial!

I recorded this a while ago. It was a twitter request that I am kinda just getting the chance to edit. I say kinda because everyone around me is sick including me and my babies. :( We are getting better, I'm just trying to keep everyone away for now. Its over an hour of footage that I have to edit down to under 10 min so yay good fun!! NOT! lol

11/2/09

Emjoi Emagine epilator - A Review


So I didn't know where to put this review. My hair blog or my makeup blog. I figured that this was the best place to put it because it is about hair removal not hair growth. :P
This is the product description from the company:



Emagine the possibilities!
The Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator from Emjoi is a groundbreaking hair remover that features 72 tweezer heads. It's faster, safer and more beneficial than shaving or waxing. The revolutionary Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator removes hair quickly and comfortably and reduces the number of passes required to achieve the chief benefit of epilation: smooth, silky, touchable skin.
Emjoi's patented Glide Technology reduces irritation. Coupled with Emjoi's innovation of one fixed-tweezer disc and two that open and close, the skin gets gently stretched, to increase comfort and efficiently remove hair. Emagine is the world's first epilator to offer Silver Ion Technology, which provides antimicrobial protection from bacterial infections. Its innovative, dual-opposed staggered heads are a new feature for an epilator; they enable the unit to cover greater surface area than ever before while grasping and removing more hair in a single pass. To reduce the chance of ingrown hairs, Emagine features exclusive Middle Lifting fingers that raise flat or short hairs for easy epilation. The results? Skin that’s soft, smooth and hair free for up to 6 weeks. Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator – it's the ultimate hair remover!
Specifications:


  • 72 tweezers, the most on the market, remove the majority of hair the first time, saving time and eliminating potential skin irritation by reducing the number of passes required to achieve smooth skin
  • 17-mm disc opening – the optimal radius to effectively remove hair
  • Our patented Glide Technology moves the tweezer discs over the skin with less irritation
  • Dual-opposed heads gently hold the skin taut, making epilation more comfortable
  • Staggered, dual-opposed heads cover greater surface area and grasp all the hair the first time
  • Middle lifting fingers prepare hair for removal by lifting flat or short hair, decreasing the possibility of ingrown hair
  • Removes hair from the root, leaving skin smooth for up to 6 weeks
  • Silver Ion Technology provides antimicrobial protection
  • Curved shape is designed to hug the curves of the body
  • Ergonomically engineered handle balances in your hand and is easy to hold and maneuver all over the body
  • Removes hair as short as 0.5 mm from the root
  • Gentle enough to remove delicate facial hair on the upper lip and chin
  • Great for removing hair on the legs, bikini line and underarms
  • Soft-touch grip gives ultimate comfort and control
  • Dual speed control
  • Electrically operated (corded)
Emagine is the ultimate hair remover.


Now I have never used a product like this. For my legs and pits I usually just shave, so this is kinda a foreign concept for me in a way. I pluck my eyebrows and have attempted to pluck my armpit hairs and bikini line when I get hair bumps. Did I mention that when I shave I get crazy hair bumps! No matter what I do they always come up and they hurt!

When I first found out about this type of product I ran for the hills because I do not like pain. I have since then become fed up with the hair bumps and started tweezing until I started to get tired of that also. As its very time consuming. I ended up coming back to trying to find the right epilator because it seemed to be the only solution besides waxing.  I don't really like waxing because I can't do it myself. What really sold me was pursebuzz's video with this product. here and here
OK enough of that! On to the review!

My initial thoughts on this product:
  • The packaging was great! It came with a lot of information on the product, as well as a pouch to store it, and a brush.
  • When I first used it I tried it on my armpit. OMG! It was painful! I had to stop at first, but I kept going and found that the pain does lessen when you keep going.
  • On my arms & legs it was easy. It didn't hurt very much at all and it removed all the hair. My legs were silky smooth.
  • The bikini area was very painful. Much worse than the armpits and the legs put together. I do not use this on the bikini area unless absolutely necessary. I just keep that area trimmed low.
  • It is fast at removing the hair.
If you can handle the pain I say go for it! Me, I have been through labor 3 times so I know that I can handle this with no problem. I do recommend this epilator to anyone mostly because I have heard that others do hurt much worse than this one. :P

This product retails around $120. I got mine for a little less than $100 with free shipping form a seller on amazon.

All in all I absolutely love this product! Its fast and easy. It does hurt like hell on sensitive areas initially but after a while the pain subsides and it does the job.

Would I repurchase: Yes I would if I felt like I had to... :P

I bought mine on amazon last year. The prices have come down a bit since then. :)
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