Friday, October 21, 2011

EOTD: Green with Envy

Green With Envy Eye

So I was inspired by Maybelline's Color Explosion eyeshadow palette in Forest Fury.  I saw this and fell in love with the colors!  Take a look!

1. I put NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha, all over my lid and blended well. This will help the shadow adhere to your lids better. Kind of like a primer!
2. Looking at the picture of the product, I took the bottom yellow color and applied it to the inner part of my lid, blending out, with an eye shadow sponge.
3. Next, I took the medium green shade, which is on the right, and I applied it to the center of my lid with a flat shadow brush.
4. Then I took the darkest green color, on the top, and with a fluffy crease brush, I applied it to the outer corner of my lid and the crease.
5. Using an angled brush I took that dark green color again and lined my bottom lash line.
6. I also used Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil to line my water line.
7. Lastly I took that yellow color again and used it as a highlighter for my brow bone as well as using it to blend all the colors together smoothly all over the lid. 8. As always I curly my lashes and I used Maybelline's Falsies Mascara..about 2 coats.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you'd like to see a video on this look or any other look you're interested in, please let me know!  Or TWEET ME!


October Birchbox

October's box was all about getting "primed and polished" for Fall.  These products were choosen so they could help me get ready for Fall fast! I was impressed with this months box... besides the bath salts... but I was pleased with what they sent me overall... take a look!

1. Stila's Forever Your Curl mascara...tried it and it's not bad. Had to use a volumizing mascara along with it.. It made my lashes curl but it looked like I had 5 eye lashes when I was done. LOL. 2. Pangea Organics Face Mask... haven't tried it yet but I love masks so I'm sure I'll like it. 3. Ahava Bath Salts... not my cup of tea so I'll pass these along to someone who will like them! 4. Ahava Dermud Foot Cream... who doesn't love a nice foot cream? 5. Laura Geller's Spackle Tinted Makeup Primer in Bronze... I'm really loving this... it does give my face a nice glow, even under foundation!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

EOTD: Blurple!! Tutorial

Simple smokey "Blurple" eye

Created with NYX's Lake Moss Trio and Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown Trio

1. Prime your eyes!
2. Take Nude and cover your lid with it using a shadow brush.
3. Take Taupe with a crease brush and go in with windshield wiper motions, creating a nice shadow. This will help blend the blurple color!
4. Take an angled brush and take the "Blurple" color (shade in the middle of trio) and line your upper lash line with it.. make it thick!
5. Take Blurple with a crease brush and tap along the outer "V" of your eye. Concentrate on the very edge making it appear darker than the rest.
6. Take Nude with a shadow brush and swipe underneath your brow as a highlight.
7. Take a clean, puffy, crease/shadow brush and blend the Nude and Blurple together so they aren't so harsh.
8. Take an angled brush and dip into the Blurple.. pat on lower lash line to connect the colors together.
9. Curl and coat lashes with your favorite mascara... I used Maybelline's One By One.
10. SMILE! You're gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed this short little tutorial! If you'd like to see a video on this look or have any requests, please let me know!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holly's High Five

1. E.L.F Stipple Brush.. find it at Target or Kmart... AMAZING for applying blush of any kind. 2. Hard Candy's Glamoflauge...originally used for covering up tatt's, this concealer is heavy duty! A little goes a long way so it will last forever and it covers just about anything. 3. Cover Girl lip stain in 425... it's like a cranberry color, perfect for the fall and winter... slick on a clear gloss over it and you're good to go! Last ALL DAY... NO JOKE. 4. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils... LOVE these! Apply over primer and under eyeshadow and you will have amazing pigmentation that lasts all day... no creasing!! I find that I don't have to apply as much shadow when I wear these underneath too! SCORE!! 5. Candie's Two Tone Mesh Bow Stretch Ring... my favorite ring right now... I get so many compliments on it! You can find it online or at Kohls!

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