Friday, July 6, 2012

June Favorites

Its a 10 Miracle Shine Spray
Matrix Biolage Milk Shine Spray
Batiste Dry Shampoo Original
Redken Quick dry 18
Lacoste Joy of Pink
Avon Eye Makeup Remover
China Glaze "For Audry"
Bad Gal Lash Benefit
Micabella "Mocha"
Micabella "Striptease"
Rimmel "Royal Blue"
American Eagle Watch
American Eagle  Ship wheel earings
Necklace from Dynamite
Yankee Candle "Sun and Sand"

Summer Brights

Starting at left and going across

Picture 1-Coastal Scents Metal Mania Palette
Picture 2-Eyes Lips Face eyeliner and primer duo
Take primer and put all over lid as well as bottom lash line
Picture 3-Dark shimmery pink
Place all over the lid
Picture 4-Medium Purple
Put in outer half of lid as well as above crease on the outercorner
Picture 5-Finished look
Colors blend from hot pink to purple to dark grey on the top lip, and on the bottom a bright turquoise liner which is deepened with some black liner.
Picture 6-Rimmel Royal Blue Eye Liner
Line bottom and top lash line
Picture 7-Discontinued black eyeliner
Reline bottom line as well as water line
Picture 8-Shimmery dark grey
Place on the very outer corner of the eye, take the excess shadow from brush and work into crease
Picture 9-Hot Pink
Put in the inner most corner of eye and blend out into rest of shadow

*Make sure to blend all shadows, you want them to blend into each other. If you get to much shadow near your eyebrows or below your lower lash line then just take a q-tip and wipe away any mistakes.

Starting at left and moving down

Picture 1-Bad Gal Lash Benefit
Put two coats of mascara on your lashes, also put it on your lower lash line
Picture 2-Garnier BB Cream
Rub all over face with fingers. I put 4 dots on my face and then blend from there. (two on my cheeks, one on forehead and one on chin) Blend over chin line so your makeup blends nicely from face to neck. 
Picture 3-Benefit Erase Paste
Use very little. Pat under eyes to conceal dark circles
Picture 4-Physicians Formula Foundation
Take powder brush and put all over face, work it in with a circular motion, starting at the middle of your face and working outwards
Picture 5-Finished Look
Soft lips, pink cheeks and bright eyes
Picture 6-Physicians formula healthy glow bronzer
Put into hollow of the cheeks, with what is left on brush place over middle of forehead and over nose (where you get the most sun)
Picture 7-Eyes Lips Face Blush in Pink Passion
Place only on the apples of the cheeks, you do not need very much. It is a very bright and highly pigmented color.
Picture 8-Two Faced Lipstick in Centrefold
Put one layer on lips
Picture 9-Eyes lips face lipgloss in crystal clear
Rub lips together and place two coats of gloss on lips

Starting at left and moving across

Picture 1-Eyes Lips Face Shadow Brush
Used to do the shimmery pink, purple and bright pink (just wipe off on top of hand after using each color)
Picture 2-Micabella Eyeshawdow brush
Used to smudge the dark silver in the outer corner and crease
Picture 3-Eyes Lips Face smudge brush
Smudged the turquoise liner on top lash. Do not smudge bottom color
Picture 4-Eyes lips face powder brush
Used with the physicians formula foundation
Picture 5-Micabella foundation brush
Used with physicians formula healthy glow bronzer
Picture 6-Eyes Lips Face complexion brush
Used with Eyes Lips Face blush

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eyes Lips Face

Great News. is now offering 10 free mineral eyeshawdows with purchase of 30 dollars or more on their website. eyeslipsface is a very inexpensive but quaility brand of makeup. You could get so much for 30.00 or even purchase a brush set.
Check it Out!

My top five favorites are:
Innocent-a color that could be used for both a highlight and lid color (compareable to zincron by Micabella)
Wild-nice mocha brown (compareable to Mocha by Micabella)
Confident-sparkly gold, great for lid, inner corner or bottom lash color (Compareable to Carnival by Micabella)
Glamour-sunset colored pink (compareable to sunset by Micabella)
Smoldering-silver color that can be used dark or light  (compareable to indulgence by Micabella)

Just like the Micabella eyeshawdows you can use them wet or dry. These are 3.00 regular, but right now you can get them for free!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Video Tutorial:Pink and Silver eyes

Hey! I decided to do a video tutorial for an everyday dramatic/fun night look.

Here is a quick peak at the tutorial. This is the look for the eyes. It involved Micabella shadows in earth, endless, breeze and indulgence (starting at top left).

The following videos are a full tutorial of my makeup look. It includes the above eye, foundation, blush, bronzer and lipstick. Hope you enjoy :)

(Sorry its split up into three)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blonde as they come

 About a month ago I decided to go very blonde. When I left the hair dresser my hair would look very blonde and a nice ash/neutral color. After washing it two to three times the toner would come out and I would be left with more golden/yellow blonde. Going back to the salon every two weeks to get a toner added is expensive as well as annoying.

I youtubed some tips and tricks to keep blonde hair nice and blonde. I came across the idea of purple shampoo. It seemed easy enough. I went to Sallys beauty supply store in Charlottetown and picked up a shampoo and conditioner. It wasn't the cheapest. 10.00 a bottle but they had a sale  of buy two get one free.

The miracle worker is called Shiny Silver. It works by depositing purple into the hair. Purple is across the color wheel from yellow so it cancels it out. I have read it can cause hair to have a slight purple tint to it if used to much, or if you have very damaged hair. I use the shampoo every other time I wash my hair. I always use the conditioner and leave it on for around 3-5 minutes. I will sometimes mix it in with a conditioning treatment such as Moroccan oil hair masque.

I would tell any blonde to use this this product. Even someone that has highlights they find to brassy this would work great for.  It works amazingly and keeps hair healthy at the same time.

Go to Gold

Summer Makeup Tutorial
In the summer I love wearing golds. It becomes my go to neutral. I also love my skin looking dewy with a bit of shimmer and find these colors go great with a tan (real or not). Hope you find this helpful :)


Micabella Eye Primer-When using loose shadows always use an eye primer. It causes the eye shadow to stay in place and look bright and fresh. 
Smear it all over the lid. I also put some on my bottom because i always smudge eye shadow into my eye liner. 

I used two colors. I am a huge fan of micabella products. You can buy them at the Saint John, Fredericton or Moncton mall. They retailed for 18.00 dollars, but if you ask they will give you 5 for 50. I have had some of my color for two years and they are still more than half full. 

Micabella swatches. The first one is called bronze and the second is ambience. With these type of eye shadow if you add a little water the colours become much more intense. If you add even more water you can turn them into a paint-like effect with lots of shine. 

I used two eyeshawdow brushes. A large fluffy brush to put bronze all over the lid. I also put a little under my eye and made sure to blend the bronze up into the brow area. I then took ambience and put it in the outer corner as well as blended it into my crease. I used a small shadow brush for this. The easiest way I find to blend into the crease it to slightly open your eye and take the brush back and forth into the crease. Always make sure to blend. 

I love navy eyeliner. I lined my bottom and waterline with the navy eyeliner. It is from Rimmel in deep ocean. I then took the liquid liner and put a small line on the top of my lashes. I then outline just the corner of my bottom lashes in the black. I then took my brush with the gold on it and blended it into my bottom lashes for a softer effect. 

I outline both the bottom and top of my lashes. I usually do between two and three coats. This mascara is good for making your lashes look thicker. But if you are looking for length I would use something different. 

Before foundation. Foundation, blush and bronzer make a huge difference.

Eyebrow gel

This is a type of tinted moisturiser/BB cream. It makes your skin look dewy, soft and gives decent coverage. If you want more coverage I would suggest putting on a light foundation once the cream has dried. I have heard some people find it makes them look greasy. My skin is on the dryer side and I like a dewy look so it works great for me. 

Powder to set everything. I use a tinted powder since the cream doesn't offer alot of coverage. The powder will help your makeup stay in place as well as get rid of any shine. 

One of the most amazing concealers out there. 

Highlight-Zincron Micabella shawdow. A little goes a long way. Put a little under the brow bone as well as in the corner of your eye. Make sure to blend. 

Make a fish face and blend the bronzer into the hollows. This will give your face a more sculpted look. Take another brush without any makeup on blend it out. 

What I use as a daily blush. It is great for summer and offers a bit of a shimmer. Place on the apples of your checks and blend it upwards. 

Revlon in sassy mauve. Put this on my bottom lip.

Two Faced Cosmetics in Cougar. Put this on my top lip.

Rub lips together.

This what I usually wear to work or as a neutral. I love makeup and shimmer so this is as neutral as I tend to go. 

I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. I promise I'll get better with camera lighting. I have decided my next tutorial will be done by video because it will be alot easier for both myself and you. If you have any questions or comments or how I could make my blog better please let me know :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Good Morning

I have been contemplated this idea for awhile. I love makeup. I love clothes, and I also have a small obsession for jewellery. After watching YouTube videos on makeup, hair and style tutorials I feel I have learned a few tricks. I also have gone through so many hair products and makeup products that I have my stay away from list as well as my favorites.
This blog will mostly feature makeup tutorials, OOTD (outfits of the day/night), makeup and clothing hauls (don't expect alot this girl is BRRROKE) and makeup swatches/reviews. I am going to start with the blog first and If I get some unexpected confidence we might venture into the youtube beauty video world.
The name of the blog was thought up by my boyfriend. I told him I wanted something nautical, beauty related and cute. So welcome to Sea of Beau-tee :)