Neutral Series: Smashbox Softbox Daytime Taupe Tutorial

Two blog posts?! And less than a month in between?! Amazing! Haha.

Anyway….

I am absolutely in LOVE with the Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette. A great range of colors (all neutral, of course), where 4 of the colors are matte, 4 of the colors are shimmery, and 1 glitter shadow (bleeeegh!). Ok, ok, glitter shadows aren’t THAT bad…when you make sure to use a glitter adhesive. Otherwise you end up with glitter fallout all over your FACE! So annoying. But that’s getting off subject.

As promised in the description box of my video (linked below if you didn’t come here from YouTube), here is a list of everything I used for this look:

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
Essence of Beauty – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
Tinted Moisturizer – Mixed The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisturizer mixed with MAC Mineralize foundation
Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Dark Circle Roller
MAC Mineralize Blush – Warmth of Coral (LE)
MAC Cream Colour Base – Pearl

Eyes:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Truffle
Inner Lid (last): Smashbox Softbox Palette – Sugar
Crease: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Stone
Lower Lashline: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Sienna
Brow Highlight – Smashbox Softbox Palette – Vanilla
Inner Corner: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Vanilla
Transition: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Nectar & Nude
Outer V: Smashbox Softbox Palette – Sienna
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Whiskey (duo that came with UD Naked Palette)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler & Japonesque Heated Lash Curler
Clinique High Impact Mascara – Black

Brows:
Wet N Wild Color Icon Pencil – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
Victoria Secret L:ipstick – Cabana
Victoria Secret Lipgloss – Sublime

This was the end-result:

And if you didn’t already see the video:

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Neutral Series: Naked Palette Day to Night Tutorial

Another tutorial! And another Blog post!! It’s only been a month since the last one…that’s an improvement in my opinion!

Another neutral tutorial! (surprise, surprise). But this one is fun, it’s 2 tutorials in 1! This is a typical day time look I often wear to work, and then I show you guys how I darken up the look for a nice night-time look. The products I used are all listed below – separately for Day and Night time looks. 🙂

Day Look:

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
Essence of Beauty – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
Bare Minerals Foundation & Bare Minerals Matte Foundation – Light
Bare Minerals Concealer – Summer Bisque
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Cream Colour Base – Pearl

Eyes:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Half Baked
Crease: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked & Buck
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Buck
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin
Transition: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Brows:
Wet N Wild Brow Liner – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Ultra Darling

Night Look:

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
Essence of Beauty – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
Bare Minerals Foundation & Bare Minerals Matte Foundation – Light
Bare Minerals Concealer – Summer Bisque
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Cream Colour Base – Pearl

Eyes:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Half Baked
Crease: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Buck & Smog
Outer V: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Darkhorse & Hustle
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Smog
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin
Transition: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked
Eye Liner: MAC Fluid Line – Black Track
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Tweezerman Eyelash Comb

Brows:
Wet N Wild Brow Liner – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Ultra Darling

To see how I put this look together:

Collective Haul – Sephora, CVS, Sephora, Target, HauteLook, LUSH

So here is an overdue haul!! The last “haul” I did was back in March, when I did my Arizona haul. I’ve been trying hard to save money and not spend as much, and once the last of my giveaway prizes are bought, I will be putting myself on a spending ban. I’ve got some significant changes happening in the next couple months, and I need to save all the money I can! So here is a collective haul….which means it’s pretty much everything I’ve bought – beauty-wise – in the last 3 months! I do have a small haul I have to film from this past weekend when I was in Indiana for my uncle’s wedding, but then I believe that’s it for hauls for the next few months. So without further adieu, here you go! Let me know if you see anything you’d like me to review!

Makeup/Brushes:

Ulta:
NYX was Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Secret World
* NYX For Your Eyes Only Palette – Smokey Eyes
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Champagne & Caviar
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Cottage Cheese
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Oyster
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Dark Brown
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Baby Blue
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Pacific
* NYX Lipliner – Hot Red
* NYX Round lipstick – Peach
* NYX Round lipstick – Eros
* NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – Plush Red

Revlon was also Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Peach
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Soft Nude
* Revlon Matte Shadows in Vintage Lace

Ardell’s were Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
* Individuals – Short flare
* Individuals – Medium flare

* CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion
* Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Eyeliners

CVS:
* Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil – Chocolate Brown
* Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil – Black

Sephora:
* Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

Target:
* Sonia Kashuk makeup bag
* Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush

Lucky Vitamin:
* EcoTools 6 piece eye brush set

Walgreens
* EOS Lip balm – 3 pack

Cosmetic Company Store Outlet:
* MAC 165 Brush
* MAC 227 Brush
* MAC Peaches Blush
* MAC Vanilla Pigment

HauteLook: POP Beauty
* Glowbelle blush/highlight palette
* Lid Silver eyeshadow palette

Skincare:

Macy’s:
* Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Target:
* St Ives Hydrating Vitamin E Body Moisturizer

Hair Care:
Target:
* TRESemme Heat Tamer
* TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo

Nail Polish
Walgreens:
* Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Ulta:
* Seche Crystal Clear Base Coat

LUSH
Mail Order:
* Honey Hugs Shower Gel
* Mirand Soap sample
* Queen of Hearts soap sample

In Store:
* Happy Blooming bath melt
* Sunny Side bubble bar
* Flosty Gritter bubble bar
* Butterball bath bomb
* Avobath bath bomb
* Floating Island bath melt
* Melting Marshmallow Moments (MMM) bath melt

Quick side not about HauteLook – it’s a website that sells brand name/designer products. Anything from Shoes, clothes, makeup, accessories to baby toys! Click here for an invite to sign up for HauteLook and find some GREAT deals on designer brands!

For more info check out Part 1 (makeup) & 2 (skin/nails/hair/LUSH) of my haul videos below!

Collective Haul – Part 1

And I know I keep saying this, but stay tuned for my 50 subscriber contest! I know I owe you guys, but technical difficulties delayed this contest a little bit. Just waiting on Amazon to ship my last prize and I will be ready to put up my Giveaway video!! 🙂

Everyday Makeup Look for Work, and a quick Giveaway update!

Yet another neutral look I’ve been LOVING lately for work. It’s a neutral smoked out purple/cool brown look, and I pretty much wore it for the entire month of May. Or well, when I actually had time to apply makeup in the morning. The look doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to do, so its doable for work days (unless you’re like me and value the extra 15 minutes of sleep! lol). Otherwise, it was just a quick application of concealer, powder, and mascara.

Makeup used for this video:
* MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
* MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
* MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch
* Smashbox LashDNA mascara
* Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Latino

Tools used for this TAG:
* Japonesque Kabuki brush
* Sigma SS168 Angled Blush brush
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 217 brush
* MAC 227 brush
* Sonia Kashuk Crease brush
* MAC 224 brush

Check out the video below:

Now, I know you guys are eager to hear details about my 50 subscriber giveaway, and I’m eager to get that video up! Unfortunately, I ordered a couple things for prizes from Sephora and got an email saying that they were sold out and wouldn’t be able to ship my products. 😦 So I’m in the process of finding a few more things! Thanks for being patient, and sit tight for a little while longer and I will get it all together soon!

Vacation Haul Part 1: Makeup!

Hey everyone!!

For a much needed mini vacation I headed out to Phoenix, AZ to visit my best friend! This is what I came back with. Because my video was a little too long, I filmed it in 2 parts, makeup and LUSH!

There are a LOT of new products that I’m excited to try out and share my thoughts with you all!! For those that may have missed it, here are the makeup items that I “hauled” this weekend!

Ulta:


Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara

Sephora:


Korres “Midnight Eyes” giftset
* Abyssinia Mascara in Black
* Full size eyeshadow in Plum (77S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Metallic Gray (55S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Sky Blue (84S)
* Full size eyeshadow in White (10S)
* Eyeliner Pencil in Black
* Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Beigh Pink (32)


Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

MAC Cosmetics:

* Palette refill shadow in Shadowy Lady
* Palette refill shadow in Print
* MAC 219 Brush
* MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

I definitely have plans to review all of these items! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for part 2: LUSH haul! The video and blogpost will be posted in the next couple of days! Have a great night!!

March 2010 Favorites

Hi everyone!

It’s just after 2 am and my video was 5 minutes away from being COMPLETELY uploaded on YouTube, and then my browser crashed! Grr!! *sigh* Re-uploading my video and I’ll have to wait til tomorrow morning to check on it before I rush out the door to get to work on time! On a good note, this weekend is my last weekend working Saturday overtime for the next month!

Anyway, I’m not here to gripe about YouTube or web browsers, I’m here to let you guys know my March favorites! Now if you haven’t seen my video yet, click on my Channel link on the sidebar, or see the embedded video below (once I’ve linked it, of course). 🙂

If you’re not familiar with the “Tag” videos on YouTube, it’s a great way for someone to share things about themselves. This particular tag is a list of stuff – beauty or non-beauty related (although mine are all beauty!) that the “tagged” person has been favoring for the past month. In my case, since this is my first favorites video, these aren’t necessarily things that I’ve been favoring just for the past month. In fact, most of the products I’m about to list have been a favorite for QUITE some time and I’m excited to let you guys know what they are!

2010 March Favorites

Hair care:
LUSH Big Shampoo
LUSH Coolaulin Conditioner
LUSH American Cream Conditioner
Kenra Texturizing Taffy

Skin care:
LUSH Eau Roma Toner
Burt’s Bees Lemon and Vitamin E Bath & Body Oil

Nails:
Flash Siner Buffing tool
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
Seche Vite Top Coat

Make up:
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (Medium Plus)
MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick
MAC Viva Gam V Lipglass
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
MAC shadows in: Brule, All That Glitters, Woodwinked, Era
NYX Runway Collection Palette: Jazz Night
Smashbox LashDNA mascara

If you have any questions on any of these items, please feel free to post a comment on here or on Youtube and I’ll get right back to you! The next month is going to be CRAZY busy for me, but I’ll try my best to crank out videos as fast as I can. Reviews on the LashStash Mascaras will be coming up shortly!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!