Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
foundation or concealer
container to store it in
♥I used a foundation i was running out of already. I cut the top of the tube with scissors to make use of every single drop of the product (I'm not cheap...I'm smart :] LOL) You can use that foundation you accidentally bought in the wrong tone...you know! The one that is just sitting there being too dark or way too light for your skin color. yeah! bust it out!! Or you can go out and buy a foundation that isn't very expensive. N.Y.C. has foundation for like $3! The moisturizer I used was 97cents because it's the travel-size. The body butter is mainly to add texture. It helps the shadow colors pop. It's a lot better if the body butter is white. I added glycerin because it helps lock in the moisture and your eyeshadow will last a lot longer. You can find this at any drugstore such as Walgreens, Target, or Wal-Mart. I found mine at Wal-Mart for $2.98. It's by like the Band-aids and first aid kit stuff. You don't need to include the glycerin but I recommend you do, not only to make this primer, but because you will need it to make another little homemade product that I'm going to show you girlies in a few days (a mixing media to turn any eyeshadow into a liquid liner!!!). Oh, & be sure to have a little container to keep your finished product in. I got mine at Wal-Mart as well. They have them by the travel size toiletries along with other small containers...It should be in an aisle within the health&beauty section of the store. I got mine in pink & it was a little pack of 2 for like $1. You can use any other container as long as you have a cover for it.♥
♥Here is what you do:
-Pour equal parts of foundation and moisturizer into your container. Just eye-ball it!...you don't need precise measurements or anything like that.
-Mix it...I used a bobby pin to mix mine :)
-Add a chunk of body butter. I added about a teaspoon to mine. Don't be afraid to add too much, as long as it doesn't take over the amount of foundation and moisturizer mix.
-Then just add a few drops of glycerin. I put 5 drops in mine. The glycerin gives it the same consistency as the oh-so-famous Urban Decay Primer Potion.
-Mix it again :)
-This is one of those things where a little goes a long way, so just lightly dab your finger on your primer and rub it onto the top of your hand to test it.
-Apply any eyeshadow to a spot without primer....
-Now apply that same shadow over the spot where you put primer.
-Smile because you love it!!
I'LL HAVE MY OWN SWATCHES IN AN UPCOMING POST :]
♥ I hope you found this helpful. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.♥
2.PRESSED POWDER FROM N.Y.C.- This is almost gone but i don't use it in big amounts so it'll probably last me about 2 more weeks.
3.BRONZER FROM E.L.F.- This product is pretty new but I use it everyday. I'm not sure how long it'll last.
4.LASH MAXXX MASCARA FROM RIMMEL- I'm so afraid of running out of this one! I give it like 2 more weeks :/ at the most...idk what I'm gonna do without it. I have other mascaras, but this is my fave!!
5.EYELINER PEN FROM E.L.F.- This is almost gone...maybe like 4 or 5 more applications. I have plenty of other liquid & pencil eyeliners though, so I'm not too worried.
6.EYESHADOW QUAD FROM E.L.F.- I think I am crazy for choosing an eyeshadow for this project!...I've never in my life finished an eyeshadow. One of my kiddos broke a chunk off the darker brown which I use to fill my brows sometimes, but I think it will still last a long while. The 2 lighter colors are great for highlight so I'll use those a lot. The lighter brown is a good color for a neutral summerish look.
7.DRAW ME A LINE LIP LINER FROM VICTORIA SECRET- I'm not sure how long it's been since I used lipliner but I am going to now...it's a light brown with like a pink undertone that works well with nude lip colors so that will go well with the way I usually wear my makeup.
8.CURIOUS LIP GLOSS FROM BRITNEY SPEARS-I'm not the biggest fan of lip gloss, but this one is not sticky so I love that. The only reason why I own this is because it came with the perfume, but I'll might as well just use it :) oh, & it smells delishhh!
9.LIQUID LIPSTICK FROM E.L.F.- i love the color & the consistency. It's like a lipstick with gloss in it! It's a soft pink that goes on sheer. It will work perfectly with the VS lipliner.
10.STRAWBERRY SOFTLIPS spf20 LIP PROTECTANT-I'm obsessed with this thing!!...all you girlies from youtube who watched my "6 Products I Can't Live Without" video know how much I love it. It is in my purse all the time & sometimes I even carry it in the pocket of my jeans :] I am gonna try to use it less because I don't wanna run out of this! I don't have a backup & no other product I own can replace it...ever!!! lol
♥YOU SHOULD TRY THIS!! IT'S VERY CHALLENGING BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO SAVE MONEY & ACTUALLY USE THOSE PRODUCTS YOU'VE BEEN NEGLECTING!...LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE DOING THIS. YOU CAN POST A COMMENT BELOW OR JUST POST IT IN YOUR OWN BLOG :]♥
I did my nails on Tuesday & based the colors I chose on the summer time. Orange & White!! :] I applied Mango from Petites [I got this nail polish as Wal-Mart for $1.50!] Then I used my dotting tool with a white nail polish to make the little polka dots. I'll have more info for you all about the dotting tool soon. Oh, & my Sally Hansen top coat of course.♥
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Foundation Brush- This brush works so well on blending the foundation evenly. The bristles are soft and it doesn't leave the makeup looking streaky. The bristles are the size of an average foundation brush...it's just the handle that is short.
Conceal & Touch Up- The concealer brush is just like the foundation brush, but super tiny. I hardly ever use it because i never use concealer, but it works really good to apply foundation under my eyes or to put on an eye shadow base/primer. I usually use the touch up brush to blend my eyeshadow. It's good for blending because it's soft but not too soft.
Smokey & Eyeshadow- The smokey brush is freakin' amazing!! It like an eye shadow brush that hold the shape of a smudge brush(like the ones that come with eyeliners sometimes), so you can just put it on the corner of your eye & run it back & forth along your crease for the perfect smokey eye. The eyeshadow brush on the other end is really good too. It's a really soft, yet full shadow brush. It's slightly angled which helps when it come to precision.
Powder- I absolutely love this brush! I use it with powder, blush, & bronzer. It is the softest in the bunch...it's incredibly soft!! I plan on getting this brush as a single. They sell these brushes individually as well & I am definitely gonna get the full size powder brush from Posh :) I want like a gazillion of their powder brushes!! lol...ok I don't, but i want at least one more.
Brow & Eyeliner- I don't do much to my brows, so I've used the brow brush only a few times and I like it. It is soft yet still stiff. I'm not sure if that makes any sense, but it's a good brush. I've been using the eyeliner brush a lot lately & I'm crazy about it. It's super thin and really easy to work with.
Friday, May 15, 2009
♥So it's the day of prom. You got your nails done & he's out getting a hair cut and picking up the corsage with ribbon in the perfect tone to match your dress. Date?...check! Dress?...check! Shoes?...check! Hair & makeup?...check! Now, you are just about ready. You are more than likely not gonna walk out the door hauling that tote-like handbag you usually carry. A clutch or small purse is a fabulous option. Here are a few things that I suggest you take with you to prom.♥
♥When it comes to makeup you don't really need to take eyeshadow or mascara. Just take eyeliner, lipstick and/or lip gloss(which ever you are using), blush, & pressed powder. It's a good idea to take a face brush or kabuki brush that you can use with both the blush & the powder. Using a brush to freshen up your powder instead of the sponge that comes in the compact will give you more of an air-brush-like finish & it won't look cakey. Take an extra set of earrings just in case you were to lose[or brake] one of the ones you are wearing. Safety pins will possibly come in handy :) Gum is great after dinner, but please!please!please! do not chew it all night!! You don't have to take a travel size deodorant, but some girls may find that helpful to feel comfortable throughout the night. You might want to reapply some after all the dancing...or maybe even before if you plan to dance to "Y-M-C-A" or something weird like that LOL. Take a few band-aids. If you don't use it cuz you got a cut, you might use it on your feet if your shoes start bugging you (when this happens it is usually on the back of the ankles) Also, you absolutely don't wanna forget your camera!! Make sure your memory card is empty & your battery is charged. Take extra batteries if you think you'll need 'em. And your cell phone, of course....not like you were leaving it behind anyway! Oh, & take a pad or tampon, whichever you prefer. You just never know.♥
♥QUICK TIP: When it comes to taking pictures say "Hey!" instead of "cheese" & you will look naturally gorgeous...I PROMise♥
Thursday, May 14, 2009
♥My Mother's Day pedi all dresses up in cute shoes :)♥
Monday, May 11, 2009
♥I found this product at Sally's Beauty Supply & I love it! It has the same texture, ingredients, & it gives you the same results!! On the back of the bottle there's a comparison of the ingredients that are in both this Generic product & the original Farbouk Systems Biosilk. They contain the exact same things!!!♥
[sorry for the glare down the middle of the picture:/]
♥The price???...It is only $5.99 for this 6 oz bottle which is a lot less expensive than paying $24.50 for a 5.64 oz bottle of Biosilk. Sally's has a whole section of a lot of different products made by Generics Value Products. I think this is great! A company making amazing products that won't hurt your wallet.♥
DISCLAIMER: I still believe Farbouk Systems Biosilk has super good products, but for as long as I'm on a budget I'll be using this alternative which is just as amazing!! :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
*Before polishing your nails, soak a cotton ball with nail polish remover and swipe it across your nails. This will remove any excess oils or soap that can cause peeling and chipping once you apply the nail polish.