Saturday, July 19, 2014

Makeup | Daytime Cool-Toned Smokey Eye Look

Hey everyone, today I'm sharing the latest makeup gig that I did. It's on one of my favorite clients, Miss Maui Filipina:) She's gorgeous, so half the work is already done! She was going to get her photos done for her next pageant and she also had interviews that night with the judges. I really try to do a new look on her with every gig that I have with her because I like to push the boundaries for her and I. She's really into browns but I really want to show her the beauty of the cool tone colors.

Knowing that I needed to do a look on her that would look great during the day and night I did this daytime cool-toned smokey eye.


Benefit Brow Zing, Dark Brown
Nars Pro-prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Mac Eyeshadow, Blanc Type (highlight)
Mac Eyeshadow, Soft Brown (crease)
Mac Paint Pot, Blackground (lid)
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow, Prom Night (lid)
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow, Unexpected (crease)
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye liner
Maybelline One by One Volume Express Mascara
Kiss Clear Strip Lash Adhesive
Elf false eyelashes

Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Mac Matchmaster Foundation
Mac Mineralize Foundation, Medium Dark
Mac Blush, Melba
Mac Blush, Tantone
Mac Shimmer

Nyx lipliner, Natural
Maybelline lipstick, Blushing Beige
Mac Plushglass, Wildly Lush

Set with Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish Spray

- Shayna

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Haul | iKateHouse

Hey everyone,
Today's post is a haul from iKateHouse. I've been stalking DressYourFace on iG and I absolutely love her makeup transformations. The contouring she does is amazing. Of course, I'll be looking at the products she's using. For contour and highlight, she uses LA Girl Pro Conceal. In doing my research, I found that this product is extremely affordable! Wait for it, wait for it...$1.99 So I put an order in along with LA Girl Lip Glazed Paint which I heard is a dupe for the Too Faced Melted. I also needed to reach $39 so I can get free shipping. Can't wait to try these products out!

L.A. Girls Pro Conceal Highlighters and Contour shades

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint

- Shayna

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mani Monday | Sally Hansen's Breezy Blue [481]

Hey everyone,
Today's post is another Mani Monday and it is featuring Sally Hansen's Breezy Blue [481]. I picked this up at my local Walgreens.

Available: at your local drugstore
Price: $1.99

Overall: This is a pastel blue with some blue/green subtle shimmer and is great spring/summer color. This is from Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear line.

Pros: It applied opaque in two coats. I can see this complimenting many skintones.

Cons: Started chipping on its 3rd day, which is a downer because it's suppose to be long wearing. My nail line is somewhat visible through the two coats.

- Shayna 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Makeup | Mandy's Wedding, Bridesmaid makeup

Hi everyone,
I'm back and today's post will be on bridesmaid makeup that I did at my friend's wedding. At the initial makeup trial, I used a gray eyeshadow, Makeup Geek Prom Night eyeshadow, on the lid color to match the bridesmaids gown of cream and gray. I asked my other makeup friends about it, and even did the same look on one of them. They really liked the look but thought it was more appropriate for an evening wedding. I reluctantly agreed and went back to my palette of neutrals. The only thing I changed was the lid color, which went from Makeup Geek Prom Night to Mac Stable. Mac Stable, is a great shimmery chocolate brown eyeshadow that actually matches the cowboy boots that the bridesmaids wore.

Doing the bride's sister's eyebrows

Products Used

- Eyes
Benefit Brow Zing, Dark or Shiseido Eyesbrow Powder in Deep Brown
Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Mac Blanc Type Eyeshadow (highlight)
Mac Soft Brown Eyeshadow, Mac Tete-A-Tint Eyeshadow(crease)
Mac Blackground Paint Pot (lid)
Mac Stable Eyeshadow (lid)
Mac Carbon Eyeshadow (smudge into lashline)
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner, 01 Blackest Black
Mac Pro Longwear Eye Liner, Definedly Black
Ardell False Eyelashes, 110

- Face
Mac Prep + Prime Skin
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
Mac Mineralize Natural Foundation, Medium Dark or Ben Nye Banana Powder
Mac Refined Deeper Bronze, Mac Shadester Powder
Tarte Blissful Blush
Mac Shimmer Highlight

- Lips
Nyx Lipliner, Natural
Mac Syrup Lipstick
Mac Wildly Lush Plushglass

Set with Skindinavia No More Shine Setting Spray

These are the products that I used on the bridesmaids. Each bridesmaid varies in skin color and I made the proper adjustments. One of them has dark circles like me and so I used Eve Pearl Tan Concealer and applied Mac Prolong Wear Concealer over it. Each bridesmaid had a different braid style. It was totally cute! They were a great set of girls and they totally made me feel like a part of the wedding party. They even gave a gift filled with Bath and Body products. Thanks girls!

One of my favorite pictures

My favorite picture:) Can you see the raindrops?!?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Haul | Stila Deal at Ulta

Hey everyone,
Today's haul is from Ulta. I saw a deal that NouveauCheap posted on her instagram. Hah, I really don't recommend following her if you're on a budget. It was a Stila deal at Ulta only available for that day. So I went Christmas Shopping for my girlfriends!

Here are the items that I picked up:

- Stila Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm Trio
- Stila Color Balm Lipstick x 2, Gabrielle
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Belisima
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Fiore
- Stila Stay All Day 3D Wet to Set Eyeshadow Trio x 2, Desert Sunset
- Stila Stay All Day 3D Wet to Set Eyeshadow Trio x 2, Skyline
- Stila Stay All Day 3D Wet to Set Eyeshadow Trio x 2, First Light
- Stila Stay All Day 3D Wet to Set Eyeshadow Trio x 2, Day Break
- Stila Gentle Skin Renewal Scrub
- Stila Coming Clean Revitalizing Gel Cleanser

I'm not going to mention how much I spent on these items because my friends will probably be reading this blog post. I'll mention how much I saved though:) I saved $264! I love deals. What's your recent beauty deals?

- Shayna

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mani Monday | Sinful Colors - Cinderlla [1106]

Hey everyone,
Today's Mani Monday post is featuring another pastel blue color, Sinful Color's Cinderella. I actually bought this when I purchased Sally Hansen's Breezy Blue. I just think pastel blues really compliment my skintone.

Available: at your local drugstore
Price: $1.99

Pros: Semi-bright pastel blue with iridescent shimmer particles.

Cons: I'm still able to see my nail line at two coats and the dry time is long. I always apply a base coat and a fast drying top coat to my manicures and even with that there was creasing on the tips of my nails after 1-2 hours after application. I've never had a nail polish do that to me ever especially with a fast drying top coat.

Overall: I'm not happy with the formula at all. It's a gorgeous color that really looks like something from a fairy tale but it's unfortunately something I wouldn't recommend purchasing.

- Shayna

Haul | Paula's Choice

Hey everyone,
Today, I have a haul to share. The reason why I was even shopping around for skincare was because my CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion AM. It may not protect me from UVA rays. I was putting together a post on sunscreen. In doing research to find supporting facts I found out my own product may not be protecting my own skin. Ahhh! Imagine the look of betrayal on my face.

So then I went on a hunt for another moisturizer with sunscreen in it. I've been wanting to do try some Paula's Choice products and the ratings have been great. Also some YouTube gurus like Allura Beauty and Gossmakeup who raves about her products. So I picked up Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense, 4.5 stars out of 443 reviews. Since there was a special for free shipping with a purchase of $50, I added Resist Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set. The reason why I got this set was because I've been wanting to address the uneven skintone and the scarring from past acne. I've heard that AHA and BHA work best for that and the set contains a 5% and 10% products.

I can't wait to do reviews on these products!
- Shayna