Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What I Got For Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! With the Christmas season comes lots of baking, decorating, time with family, and of course SHOPPING!! My wonderful family spoiled me with presents this year, not trying to brag but they're amazing. Since most of these items are makeup/fashion related they'll reappear in many future blogs. I haven't had a chance to try anything yet, since it's not even a week after Christmas, but I can't wait to test out all these exciting products!!!


"On the Rocks" Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set 
Shades included

Limited Edition Travel Brush Set 
- #20 Double-Ended Smudger Brush
- #22 Fan Brush
- #32 Shadow Brush  


Pro Palette
- Contains mini "Behind the Scenes" eye primer

"Sultry Starlet" Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette
(Ulta Exclusive)

Red Rhinstone Eye Lash Curler 


"Masterpiece Series" Eye and Cheek Palettes
- The Minimalist Palette
- The Impressionist Palette
- The Modernist Palette 

Urban Decay 

Nail Color in "Vice" 

Travel Size Supercurl Curling Mascara 

Travel Size Original Primer Potion

(Mascara and Primer Potion are re-purchases, literally just ran out of both so PERFECT TIMING!! Definitely recommend both products, the primer potion is the only primer I use and the mascara is my favorite mascara, it makes your lashes look so long and curled its just fabulous!) 


Limited Edition 4-pack Inspired by Rachel Roy 
-Barbados Heat (Wildberry)
-St. Barth's Sunrise (Pink Grapefruit)
-Indian Summer (Orange Blossom)
-Aloha Hawaii (Strawberry Kiwi) 


Baby Lips Limited Edition 2-pack 
Shades Included 
-Ruby Star
-Crystal Kiss 

Teen Vogue Handbook 

Starbucks Tumblr 
(because it's cute and adorable and why not?)


Bethany Outlook Mini Crossbody Bag 

(The peacock wreath surrounding the purse was also a Christmas present)

Juicy Couture 

Rainbow Sequin Leopard Backpack

Literally IN LOVE with this backpack, I just used it for a trip to New York City and it was amazing. Not only is it so glittery and fabulous, its very spacious. (I fit five books, five magazines, my laptop and my camera in it and still had a little room to spare) 

White and Grey Sweater Slipper Booties
(From Kohls) 

Beauty and the Beast Stained Glass Window Dress 
(From Hot Topic) 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with joy, laughter, and happiness. Have a sparkly, glittery sunshine-filled 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Resurrected Rockstar

Bow down and stare in awe at Jojo Love also known as “The Resurrected Rockstar” 

Character Backstory: Jojo Love was the most famous singer of her time. She had released 4 albums, gone on 3 world tours, and acquired millions of fans. As she was performing her biggest concert of 100,000 screaming fans, a large stage light fell from the ceiling, and landed directly on top of her. Jojo tragically died right on stage. Everyone thought her career was over, but due to the dedication and adoration of her loyal fans along with their love and support, Jojo came back to life. She’s ready to continue taking over the music world, one stage at a time.  

I originally created this look for Halloween, but I’m just now getting around to writing about it. I (obviously!) got really into this costume and makeup design. I feel its more elaborate usual, but I had fun and let my creative side take control. 


-Black sheer tights
-Ripped white jeans 
-Red tank top 
-Black shredded short sleeve top
-Black and gold leather jacket 
-Black booties 

I would recommend ripping the jeans and black shirt yourself, like I did to make it more dramatic. To rip the jeans stuff each pant leg with newspaper and cut straight down, the newspaper gives you something to cut into and it helps prevent going through both sides. Also, try to alternate one vertical cut and one horizontal. 

(The amount of jewelry can be altered without disrupting the look, I understand this list will seem excessive, truthfully it was, but I feel the character would have worn a lot while performing, especially her biggest show. Bottom line, you can recreate this look without the jewelry and still have the same affect. By the end of Halloween, I had taken most of this off, but the costume still made an impact) 

-Silver and black chain earcuff
-1 Black and pink star earring
-Coin/chain necklace
-Long red and black necklace
-3 keys necklace
-Saturn necklace
-Red heart framed by wings necklace 
-Hieroglyphics necklace 


 (My hair was already dyed with the blond streaks, but you could use temporary dye to add some crazy colors)

First I brushed my hair and got out any tangles. 
Then I straightened it with my Chi flat iron using Tresemme Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
After than I parted my hair and combed it all over to the right side. 
I sprayed a decent amount of Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anit-Humidity Hairspray all over my hair, brushing lightly in between coats. 

Makeup (my favorite part!!) 

*Products used 

-Simple light moisturizer 
-Revlon colorstay foundation in ivory 
-Original beautyblender
-Wet’nWild single eyeshadow in sugar 
-Urban Decay original eyeshadow primer potion
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Oil Slick 
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Polyster (check spelling) Bride
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Gunmetal 
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Black Velvet 
-Maybelline superstay 24hour color lipgloss in Constantly Cabernet  

**Notice no mascara was used, that was done on purpose to keep the eyes dark and not make them look open and alive but “dead”**


-Apply a small amount of the simple light moisturizer all over the face and neck. Give this a few minutes to dry, before moving on. This step is very important as using all these products can be very drying and damaging to skin. 

-With a beautyblender, blend a generous amount of Revlon colorstay foundation in ivory all over the face and down onto the neck. I suggest using ivory, because the goal is to get the face to look as light as possible without being stark white. 

-Before that dries completely, take a big fluffy face brush and dust Wet’n’Wild eyeshadow in Sugar all over the face. Apply this as you would a matteifying (check spelling) powder. The more coats, the lighter the skin will appear. I suggest brushing over the face at least 3 times. 

-Apply a small amount (you don’t need much, it’s very concentrated) of Urban Decay original eyeshadow primer potion all over the top lid. 

(The next few steps should be messy. Don’t apply the shadow very precise, sweep the brush across. The character died a tragic death, her makeup won’t be perfect, it’s going to be smudged.)

-Dust Urban Decay eyeshadow in polyster over the browbone as a highlight

-Using a heavy hand, brush Urban Decay Oil Slick eyeshadow all over the top lid

-With a wide flat brush apply Urban Decay eyeshadow in gunmetal across the lower lash line, creating a thick line. 

-Use Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Black Velvet on the waterline 

-Apply a generous amount of Maybelline superstay 24hour color lipgloss in Constantly Cabernet on lips

-Use the same eyeliner to thinly outline lips 

-Congrats!! You have been transformed into a Resurrected Rockstar!

Have fun re-creating this interesting look. I hope it inspires you to create your own character and story. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Review on NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

"Deck the halls with bows of lipgloss" That's how the carol should go...in my opinion. It's almost Christmas!! Why not do a quick little product review on an amazing stocking stuffer?

I received the NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel in my July Ipsy bag, that's right July and I'm still excited enough to create a whole post on this product. All of the NYX Butter Glosses are fantastic. They have a light, feminine vanilla scent that complements any perfume. They have great color payoff, especially for glosses which are traditionally more sheer. The staying power should also be mentioned, it's not the best I've ever seen, but it's pretty high on my list. I believe the best quality of this product is the texture. These glosses are so smooth and creamy, just like butter!!! The application is effortless, and the formula is very moisturizing, which is so helpful during the winter months.   NYX Butter Glosses make great Christmas presents and should be a staple in every makeup lover's collection.