Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Great Holiday Beauty Finds!

Not only are these great cosmetic deals for the holidays but perfect stocking stuffers for makeup lovers!
NARS- All About Cheeks Palette -Sephora's limited edition holiday compact by NARS features a mirror, a bronzer (casino), highlighter (hungry heart) and four highly-pigmented blushes (super orgasm)(desire)(orgasm)(Sin). At a value of ($107) you can get this palette for $65!
SMASH BOX- Click You're It Eye Palette -This palette is an excellent gift for those aspiring and professional artist! With 15 eye shadows, five cream liners, a mini photo lid primer, including "Get-The-Look" cards with step by step instruction. feel flawless for holiday photos with this palette at a value of ($250) for just $49 at Sephora!
STILA- Lip Glaze Set -Pucker up under the mistle toe with deliciously shiny lips with this set of eight lip glazes. Four topselling and four limited edition (kitten)(kaleidoscope)(apricot)(grapefruit)(fantasy)(starfruit)(dreamy)(believe). A value of ($110) going for $25 at Sephora!
MAC- Ice Parade: Bags & Kits -What girl doesn't want MAC for Christmas! These limited-edition "snowglobe" inspired kits will leave those makeup junkies with a delightful smile. Prices starting from $36-$49 is definitely a steal with the type of goodies you get in these bags! Hurry to your nearest MAC counter or store because these tend to go quickly! What is on your beauty christmas wish list?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dollar store beauty steals!

YES! you can find some great beauty products at the dollar store!
I go as often as I can to stock up on beauty products for my makeup kit. If you really take the time to look closely will find great drug store brands and even some fun stuff that is good quality and the best thing is most of it is ONLY 1 DOLLAR! Who can say no to that!

These are my goodies I picked up yesterday on my little trip to the dollar store:
Shimmer chapsticks, Aquafina lip balms and lip oils, Lashes, Physicians formula, two little cosmetic bags and a cute box of tissue.

I got 2 Physicians Formula plump palette in Pink Nudes:

Physicians Formula 4-in-1 concealer palette, one with yellow corrector and the other with green corrector:

Two little cosmetic bags:
I thought these bags were cute and great for holding things like eye and lip pencils and lip glosses.

On they have an article on "How to score dollar store beauty steals". Which they have great tips on dollar store beauty shopping.
- Make sure theres no heat damage.
- Check to see if the package has been opened.
- Shake powders to make sure they are not cracked.
- Make sure the product is clean and has no swatches.
- Always read labels and never buy anything that is in another language you cannot read.
- Go to the dollar store as often as you can because they are always bringing in new stuff. Especially when they have drug store brands, they go quickly because of course its great deal!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LUSH Bath Bombs

I've heard so much about lush and have been wanting to get my hands on the products forever already. I haven't lived in LA for too long but I was finally able to go into a lush store and see all the tasty soaps and creams they have. Everything smelt so delicious, some even good enough to eat.
I spotted this bath bomb for babys and right away I just grabbed the soap because ive been looking for something like it. Well because there were two different soaps in one bin i ended up grabbing the wrong one and didn't realize until i got home.
I grabbed one of the easter edition bath bombs. This one is Hippy Chick and it is a zesty grapefruit bath bomb. It smells SO good and it's really cute and fun so i wasn't really upset for grabbing the wrong one. I will have to go back soon though to pick up the 'Ickle Baby Bot' bath bomb, that has sleep inducing lavender for babys. Which is the one had meant to grab in the first place.

Which one is your favorite bath bomb? Has anyone ever tried the 'Ickle Baby Bot' bath bomb? did you like it, did it really help put your little one to sleep?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Forever 21 Lashes

I've never bought false lashes at F21 before so I decided to give them a try. I thought these ones were pretty and the price of $2.80 is not bad at all!
My eyes get easily irritated and I noticed these lashes have a thick band which of course bugged my eyes. Other than that minor problem, I liked the way they made my eyes look.

Have guys tried false lashes from F21? If so, what is your opinion on them?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kourtney Kardashian

I've always loved the whole Kardshian family and everything about them! Kim has always been my favorite but now i think i can say that Kourtney is my new favorite. She inspires me as a first time mom and with her weight loss after the baby. Also her style is amazing! Im also on Kim and Kourtney's blog on but today I found Kourtney's moms and babies blog on Im so excited to have found this because she talks a lot about her concerns, struggles and excitements as a first time mom. I really look up to her as mom now!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ever wondered what you would look like BALD??

It was interesting to myself go bald when learning how to apply bald caps in class:

It was just practice that day but i was getting frustrated because I wasn't quit getting the color right or enough shadowing for it to look realistic. The pictures turned out good though and still pulled off being bald pretty well. YIKES!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

How Great is the makeup in "born This Way" music video! I LOVE IT!
I really would like to do the look where her faces is painted like a skeleton.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aging w/duo and balloon rubber

Theres so many techniques to use when it comes to aging. One of them for HDTV is using duo and balloon rubber. It has a long application time because you do have to stipple on, blow dry and build up onto the skin to creat a certain skin texture but the materials are more affordable and have the least amount of prep time.

So we used this particular technique in class today:
YIKES!! I look so old :(
It was very creepy seeing myself this way, especially on the neck...
Even the texture felt like real wrinkly skin!
I thought i'd be silly and take a picture that looked like i was pealing off my skin...
BUT this is actually a big NO NO!
After some time, especially if you are in the heat; the balloon rubber starts to peal on its own and it's so tempting just to peal it like a mask. You do not want to do this though because one: it hurts! and theres a chance the balloon rubber stuck to some peach fuzz... it feels like pulling off a band-aid. Also theres a chance that while pealing away, skin can come with it. It pulls and stretched the skin and it's just painful.

The smart thing to do is take a warm wash cloth and soak your face with it, which will make it a lot easier to remove.

Today was just practice but I will have to do a full face aging with duo and balloon rubber for my final project. Aswell as add skin tone variations, age spots, sun damadge and all that fun stuff!

Can't wait! =)

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We have been introduced to airbrush in the HD TV course at school. Im discovering that i absolutely love it! It sucks though that a good quality airbrush machine is just a bit pricey but it's definitely something I would like to invest in buying. Especially because you can use it for so many things than just makeup.
This is a demo for a "fanciful" project my teacher did on me using airbrush and stencils to creat the illusion of skin texture.
Doesn't it look so cool!
I still have a lot of practice to get in before I can say im confident in using airbrush for professional use... I barely just learned how to use it a week ago but with time I will be able to do work just as good.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Amber Rose!!!

I live, work and go to school in the heart of Hollywood!  So sometimes I do get the advantage of being lucky to see celebrities every once in a while.  Today, going back to school from lunch we recognized a woman who looked like Amber Rose... well IT WAS AMBER ROSE!  She was walking her adorable little pug and honestly if my friend never would of pointed out that it was Amber Rose I never would of never noticed because I was looking at her dog!  Looks like I should pay more attention to my surrounding because I guess i just never knew who might be walking right past me... i mean IT IS HOLLYWOOD!  We tried to get a picture with her and the girl who she was with was so kind to offer to take the picture for us but unfortunetly she didnt really "take the pic". I was so bummed!
I absolutely love her style and unique look so it was exciting to finaly meet a celebrity I really like <3
She even shared a lil secret with us, which im sure most of you know; Kanye was a jerk!

Monday, January 3, 2011

HDTV Makeup Class

Tomorrow is my first day of class for tv makeup.  Im excited to start a new class and learn many more things!  I can't believe I only have 3 more months of makeup artistry school.  It's comin up quick!
For class tomorrow we will have to get the Make Up Forever HD foundation.  I've heard many great things about this line but have not tried the HD products.  I will probably eventually end up getting the primer, powder and blush as well.

New Year Resolutions

This year I have a whole list of goals I would like to accomplish and bad habbits I would like to get rid of.  2011 I want to live life to the fullest!  With no anger, no hate, no regrets... JUST LOVE AND HAPPINESS!

  1. More work, LESS Facebook.
  2. Book clients for makeup
  3. Buy a car
  4. Blog more ;)
  5. Expand my makeup and wordrobe collection... OH YA and more shoes!! <3

I will continue adding on to this list but for now this is it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE and many blessing ;)