Urban Decay NAKED2 Prom Makeup Tutorial

21 April 2014

Prom season is here and I figured I'd be another one of those makeup YouTubers and produce a makeup tutorial.

A lot of teenagers that have makeup probably have the NAKED2, and the NAKED2 is my favourite palette out of all three NAKED palettes, so I did a little something with that and a bold lip.


Essence I <3 Stage Eyeshadow Base
Urban Decay NAKED2 (Foxy, Suspect, YDK, Snakebite, Bootycall)
LORAC Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara (Extra Black)
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish (Fairly Precious)
Milani Color Statement Lipstick (Flamingo Pose)

Milani Lip Intense Lip Color - Violet Addict

20 April 2014

Milani Lip Intense Lip Color - Violet Addict ($6.49)

The Milani Lip Intense Lip Color is one of the many new line of lip products that came out in the brand's Spring releases. When I found out about this particular product, I was intrigued.

The Lip Intense Lip Color is supposed to be another one of those lipgloss like products whose colour packs a punch and wears like a lipstick, with nice longevity and all of that. There are four colours: red, pink, coral, and violet, and I picked up Violet Addict.

I was absolutely stoked for these products when I first found out about it and I was expecting to be blown out of the water, but I'm only left with indifference.

The formula is one of the most comfortable formulas in a lip product, but that's where the exciting stuff ends.

I really don't like the packaging as far as the cap and wand goes. Closed, it's fine. Opened, it's rather annoying. It feels awkward holding the very small cap with the very long wand and trying to apply lip colour from a very straight doe-foot applicator. 

The colour is nothing special. It's just a very pink purple shade that leaves little to be desired. The stock photo on the shelf made it look like a gorgeous purple shade, not quite like MAC Heroine, but almost, and in real life, it looks nothing like that.

When I put this on and look at the mirror, nothing about the colour really excites me. While the formula feels comfortable, there's something about it that makes me want to wipe it off. Maybe it's the colour instead of the formula, I don't know. 

While this may be a nice product as far as formula goes, this product let me down and I will be returning it, getting my ExtraBucks back, and be using them on something else.


18 April 2014

10% off bornprettystore.com purchases code - RPH10 ($1.99)

While I love spending time doing my makeup and coming up with different eyeshadow combinations and designs, I'm not one that likes to spend a lot of time on nail polish. I'm someone that would prefer to paint one colour and be done with it.

Since the foundation brushes and blush palette took up most of the $20 limit that bornprettystore gave me, I decided to look at their nail stuff since their nail stuff is the cheapest on the website. I thought these flower nail stickers were pretty and since they were only ninety-nine cents when I was picking items out, I went with this.

The messages are pretty clear and easy to understand. When I put the stickers in water, I let them soak for about fifteen seconds and then put them on my nails.

I used my first sticker on my thumbnail and I wasn't very impressed. Part of the design ripped away as I was trying to place it onto my nail, so these stickers are prone to breakage if you're not careful.

Things got easier and better as I applied more to other fingers. As you can see, the stickers are too big for my nails. I didn't trim most of them (just the sticker for my pinky nail for obvious reasons) because I wanted you to see how big the stickers are compared to my entire nail.

They last for as long as you keep your nail polish on and I had no problems taking them off. All I did was peel off my nail polish and the sticker came off with it.

Overall, they're nice stickers but I'm still going to be the kind of gal that just puts on two coats of one colour and then calls it a day. If I ever saw a design that blew me away and I had white polish, then I'd buy and try since I'm sure these stickers would go better with brighter and lighter colours.

If you would like to try these stickers out for yourself, click here.
I was given this nail sticker for free from bornprettystore.com. Every single character I type on this post is truthful, my own opinion, and I would not and will not lie to my readers. 

Urban Decay NAKED3 Makeup Tutorial - Bridal & Wedding Makeup

17 April 2014

The fact that I would have potentially had a wedding gig in the future is what inspired me to make this tutorial. I wanted to practice and have some ideas in mind before actually doing that sort of makeup on people. Being prepared is a great thing, even if it's a long time in advance!

The Urban Decay NAKED3 palette is a great palette for bridal makeup. The rose and rose-gold tones in the eyeshadows give it the wedding feel. Of course, I did mix it up with something that has no rose in it whatsoever since a pure rose and rose-gold look isn't flattering on everyone. You do run the risk of making yourself and somebody else looking very sick and tired.


MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation (N120)

Benefit Posie Tint

Wet n Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer
Wet n Wild Brulee
NAKED3 (Burnout, Limit, and Darkside)
MAC Omega

Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lip Liner (#1)
MISSHA Signature Glam Art Rouge SPF15/PA+ (SPK106)

5 Years Tag.

14 April 2014

Kayla of Microscrope Beauty tagged me to do the 5 Years Tag. Fortunately, this is a tag specifically about blogging and not the "where do you see yourself down the road as far as life and jobs" kind of thing, which is probably one of the worst questions you can ask me. Madeline of Cappuccino and Fashion (Hi, I love your name because of "cappuccino".) is the blogger that created this tag.

1| How long have you been blogging? I think I've been blogging since about 2010 when it comes to blogging about makeup. But it hasn't been on one blog. I am absolutely terrible at keeping up with blogs. I've lost count of how many makeup blogs I've owned since then.

2| Do you think you'll still be blogging in five years? I have no idea. I can't even actually think about it and figure out if the possibility is there.

3| What is something you want to change/improve about your blog? Mostly the layout as a whole. I'm awful at design. I like clean, but creative, and I feel like I'm not very good at blog design. I'm always stuck. I like a lot of the clean looks blogs have, but I don't want my layout to look like everyone else's but I've no idea what else to do! I do wish I was more creative at blog posts too. A girl can only do so many reviews at once. I don't know how Christine does it!

4| Who do you still hope you'll be blogging friends with in a few years? If I talk to you regularly or even semi-regularly on Twitter or Instagram, all of you!

5| What keeps you going when it comes to blogging? You're all probably going to expect a very nice and cookie cutter answer from me, but honestly? Since seeing my name on Temptalia for the first time, I get this instant blog-high and it makes me so happy when I'm on there. Knowing that someone who is one of the most popular in makeup blogging likes my blog makes me want to post more and more because I love seeing my name on there and I've been on there quite a bit since the first time. Of course, I like blogging too. And I like sharing information and pictures. And documenting my makeup looks. But... don't tell me that getting featured on one of the biggest, if not the biggest, makeup blog in the world wouldn't be one of the top reasons you continue to blog.

6| Where do you find inspiration when you're stuck? Other people's blog posts. I'll try to find blog posts that aren't reviews and see what other kind of makeup related blog posts they've come up with and do something similar, just with my own products and a little twist. I don't know why, but for some reason, I just can't think of blog posts to do other than reviews. My brain just can't really come up with anything on its own.

For the sake of tagging just to keep this going along, I tag...

  1. Jessica.
  2. Coco.
  3. Ash.
  4. Kallie.
  5. Rebecca.
  6. Sharon.

SHOW & TELL: Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Rose Amour

Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Rose Amour ($5.49)

After waiting months for my local CVS to get the shade Rose Amour in stores, I finally was able to get my hands on it with some CVS ExtraBucks. So I didn't break my spending ban. Instead, CVS bought it for me.

(I'm still a little swollen from wisdom teeth removal.)

Milani describes this as a rose pink with a cream finish. In person, and it may just be to my eye, it looks more like a fuchsia pink. I don't detect much of a rose tone to it. I also remember it looking significantly lighter on other people looking at their blog posts and I think that's what made me want this shade, but really, I do like the shade on me.

Even though I've already done my top picks for Spring lip products video, this is a beautiful pink shade for the season.

This is my fourth Color Statement lipstick and I will just tell you that I'm a huge fan of them. I've tried five total and only returned one: Sangria, because of the uneven application. I think this is a fantastic line of affordable lipsticks that come in many different shades, so there's something for everyone.

Do you own any of the Color Statement shades? If so, which ones?

top five blushes for spring.

13 April 2014

Now that the top five picks for Spring lip products video is up, I want to show you my top five picks for Spring blushes!

I used to not be a blush person, but now, for some reason, I've accumulated quite a few blushes. Of course, some of my blushes were gifts, but still, I have more blushes than I thought I would! 

I really like pink and peach shades for the Spring. I know some people also think of coral as a Spring shade, but to me, that is more Summer. But in the end, like I always say, you wear whatever you want to wear whenever you want to wear it. I don't wear strictly pink and peach in the spring! I'll wear whatever I want! This is just what I think of when I think Spring!

Trust me, I study the weather. I know what I'm doing here. ;)

Blushes will be listed in the order swatched in photos and shown in the video.

MAC Mineralized in Dainty - I remember going to the MAC counter in Nordstrom for the first time ever in my makeup/b/vlogger career and picking up this blush. This was one of my first MAC blushes and products of all time. (I bought multiple products from the brand during my first visit ever, so I say that bundle counts as my first products.) 

NARS Deep Throat - This is another one of my favourite blushes. I remember trying this for the first time a few years ago when I saw it in a set with NARS' lipgloss in Striptease at Marshall's and then for some reason after a while, I swapped it. I'm not sure why. What was I thinking? For Christmas '13, I asked for this blush and my dad got it for me! I always have one pink favourite and one peach favourite. This is obviously my peach. 

Buxom True Hue in Temptation - Like I said in the video, I do prefer matte finishes over shimmery ones when it comes to my blush, so Temptation is a great option for a matte pastel/baby pink blush.

theBalm Instain in Toile - These blushes took the makeup world by storm when they first released. After dealing with the frustration that is theBalm 50% off sales, I finally got my hands on Toile. I absolutely love this colour. It's a great colour to where with just a matte neutral eye with winged eyeliner and mascara.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #6 - Always have to show a cream option just in case you're one that prefers creams! They're great for dry skin, but since these Aqua Creams do dry down, I would say they're good for oily skin too! Work fast when blending since they do dry down pretty quickly!