Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Kim Kardashian Shoe Dazzle Impression!

Ugh! I am having one heck of a time with my videos for some reason! I made this video several days ago, but Windows Movie Maker would continuously lock up every time I tried to edit and finalize it! So, I tried a different program that has distorted the video and made it rather grainy-looking, and I have an HD video camera! Go figure!
But, I was finally able to upload my video on my first Shoe Dazzle experience! I love, love, love my shoes and was so happy with my selection! They fit well and, aside from needing scuffing on the soles of the shoes to keep me from busting my butt, they are near perfect! I can't wait to show you guys the shoes I picked out for the month of March - they are just as awesome. A little edgier than the red heels, but so gorgeous!

Just how beautiful are they?!?!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FOTD: MAC Almondine

So, I broke out my new Spring Colour Forecast "candy". I came up with this version of the MAC Almondine face chart. I really like the purple on the lower lashes and I am so loving the lip combo! I die for nude lips!!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Smashbox Concealer
MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach
MAC MSF in Medium

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Satellite Dreams
L'Oreal Carbon Black liquid eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

MAC Beigeland l/s
MAC Almondine l/g
MAC Stripdown lipliner


Monday, March 1, 2010

Video: My Makeup Collection & Storage

Hello, lovelies! I did an updated makeup collection and storage video. My last one was a little dated and my storage was in need of an overhaul as well. It's still not exactly the way I would like for it to be, but it's better than before! I have a vision of how I want my "makeup room" to look like and I can't find what I want to make it look that way! Maybe you all will get to see my baby steps to get to the grand finale! :)

Oh, and in even bigger news (drum roll, please) I got my shoedazzle shoes in today! They are ridiculously gorgeous! I will try to make a video review for that tomorrow. At the very least, I will post tons of pics and let you know what I think! Let me just say that the gorgeous pair of red heels = BIG LOVE!!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Foundation Routine and Concealing Very Dark Circles!

Hello, lovelies! I put together a tutorial on how I do my foundation and conceal my ridiculously dark under eye circles. Seriously, I have the worst dark circles ever! I have deep set eyes and high cheeks bones - not a good combination! I can look like a raccoon!!

Anyway, hope you find the tutorial helpful!


Friday, February 5, 2010

I Gave In To The Temptation!

I took my love of shoes and my near obesession with Kim Kardashian and combined them - and what did I get?, baby! After a short survey and $39.95 a month, I get a gorgeous pair of shoes sent to me! And for no obligation! What a great deal, right? I got my selection of six sent to me today:







Can you imagine the difficulty I had trying to decide?!? In the end, I chose Wynn. A girl can always use a stunning pair of red heels! Not only did I choose this particular pair because of how gorgeous they are, but for every pair bought, will donate 10% to to educate women on heart disease. I actually think the decision to choose these shoes was made for me! How can I not support such an amazing cause?!

I can't wait to get my new lovies in! I promise you will be the first to see them as soon as they arrive!

Are any of you members of If so, what do you think?!

Until next time, XOXO!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Polish of the Week: China Glaze Coconut Kiss

Hello, lovelies! I love, love, love this polish! It's bright and fun, which makes my blah winter mood so much better! The pictures below show 2 coats with no top coat! Isn't it gorgeous?!?!

You can get this polish at Sally's Beauty Supply store, which is where I bought mine. Or, check out these online places:

8ty8beauty: $2.68 - Can you believe that price?!?!
Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

FOTD: Neutral Smokey Eye Using Coastal Scents 88 Palette

Hello, lovelies! Here's the FOTD that I did the other day, and made a video tutorial for. I guess I'm getting the video juices flowing or something! Yay, me! :) I hope you guys enjoy it - it was really very simple!

Smashbox Balance Primer
L'Oreal True match Foundation in N5
Smashbox HD Concealer in Light
MAC Emote Blush
MAC Dainty Blush
NARS Albatross highlighter
MAC MSF in Medium

MAC Bare Canvas paint
Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in True Black
Hard Candy Curl up n' Die Mascara in Ink

Hard Candy l/s in Fire Alarm
Hard Candy Plexi Goss in I Want Candy
Until next time, XOXO!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Contest? Maybe....

Hello, lovelies!! Hope you guys are enjoying your week so far. So, I'm thinking about having a contest! This first contest will be for my youtube subscribers (since I'm almost at my 100 subscribers mark!) , so if you aren't already subscribed to my channel, please subscribe so that you will be eligible. I have some really great prizes already selected! I have yet to decide what the contest will actually be, but I plan to have all of that figured out within the next few days! Any ideas for a contest would be totally welcomed!!

Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Green and Gold Look Using Coastal Scents

I wore this look the other night for a girls' night out and I really liked it, but I didn't take any pictures - don't ask me why! So, I recreated it and actually made a video (my first in quite a while!). Please ignore the watermark - I am using a trial version of the editing software and I can't get rid of it! I used my new Coastal Scents palletes...I know I'm a little behind on that, but I finally gave in to the temptation that has been building forever and bought 2. I actually did a haul video, but for some reason, it wouldn't upload, then was accidentally deleted. Ugh!

Products Used:
Smashbox Face Primer in Balance (the purple one)
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N5
Smashbox HD concealer in Light
MAC MSF in Medium
MAC blush in Dainty

Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Pallete (#1 on lid, #2 on inner corner, #3 in crease) - see picture below
Coastal Scents 88 Warm Pallete (#4 in outer "v", #5 as highlight, #6 below highlight)

Coastal Scents Gel Eye Liner in True Black
MAC Feline Eye liner
Hard Candy Curl Up N Die Mascara

MAC Subculture lip liner
MAC Viva Glam V lip stick
MAC Viva Glam V lipglass

Hope you all like it! Until next time, XOXO!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Winter Skin Saver!!!

Ok, I will admit that for years I didn't adhere to the changing of the skin moisturizer based on the seasons. I usually just stuck with whatever was working for me at the time. However, this winter season has wreaked havoc on my skin. I was having dry patches in the strangest places - above my top lip, the bridge of my nose, the middle of my cheek. Just really weird places for me. So, I finally caved in and headed to my trusty Target, where I found this - TA DA!

My apologies on the blurry picture - I didn't notice until after I uploaded! Anyway, I love my Oil of Olay Age Defining Daily Renewal Cream! This little gem contains a beta hydroxy complex that works as an exfoliant (you would never know it because it is so gentle - I can't feel a thing!) then gives your skin the most amazing moisture surge. It truly is unbelievable! Honestly, after 2 days of using this, my crazy dry patches went away and my skin feels incredibly soft and supple!

Check this out! Not overly thick and heavy. Perfectly rich and creamy!

I am constantly running my hands over my cheeks now! It contains a light fresh scent that is not overpowering and just smells clean. This is one product that I can see forever being in my winter arsenal. If you battle dry skin in the winter, definitely check this stuff out!

Until next time, XOXO!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Prayers for Haiti

I really don't have any words to say about the earthquake that devastated Haiti earlier this week that hasn't already been said. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, to those who were injured, to those still missing. They say pictures are worth a thousand words - I hope these pictures will send thousands of prayers because the Haitians need them.

It's beautiful to see that even with the devastation facing them, the people of Haiti are turning to their faith in God to see them through. Our precious Lord.
Of course the power of prayer can obviously work miracles, but these people need all we can give. They are without food, water, shelter - all basic necesssities. Please visit this website to see how you can help.
Until next time, XOXO

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Oooooh, That Smell"

Hello, lovelies!

While I'm not the biggest perfume chick in the world - not because I don't believe in smelling nice. They just don't like me. It can smell wonderful in the bottle, but once I put it on, apparently my body chemistry messes it all up and it smells like poo! Not really like poo, but you know what I mean! :)

Anyway! While I'm not the biggest perfume chick in the world, I am very excited about the release of Kim Kardashian's new perfume next month! As you all probably know by now, I love that girl! Anything and everything about her - it's more like an obsession, really! But minus the stalker tendencies!

The perfume is already up on the Sephora website. It comes in 3.4 oz, 1.7 oz, 1 oz, and the rollerball. Prices range from $65-$16, respectively. Although the release date isn't until next month, it looks as though you can already purchase it through the website. Or maybe you can preorder and it will ship next month. Not quite sure on that one!

What do you think? Are you guys interested?
Until next time, XOXO!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Great Skin In Less Than a Minute!

I picked up the February 2010 issue of Glamour magazine this weekend. Katy Perry is on the cover - and just how freaking gorgeous is she?!?! Anyway, I found an article in there with tips on facial cleansing that I wanted to share with y'all! It helped me and I hope it helps you all as well!!

Step 1 - Exactly How to Wash Your Face:
1. Use warm water. "Cold closes your pores, so your cleanser can't work and hot water is too stripping." Hands get the job done, but a sponge feels good. Try ricky Care Sea Sponge ($5.
2. Pick a good cleanser. "Don't worry about whether it's a gel, lotion or bar. It's the ingredients that matter." If your skin is oily or acne-prone, look for one with blemish-busting salicylic acid. Dry skin? A wash with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter works best.
3. Rub in on: rinse it off. Work cleanser onto skin for about 15 seconds - any longer is overkill. Then splash your face with water at least six times to completely rinse.
Recommended products:
1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser (for the greasies) ($7 at drugstores)
2. Clarins Gentle Beauty Soap (cleans and moisturizes) ($15,
3. L'Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Deep Cream Cleanser (comes with a cool tool for scrubbing) ($7 at drugstores)
4. Clarins The Brush. Use on bar soap for some serious lather. ($19,

Step 2 - Exactly How to Moisturize
There's no big trick for applying face cream - experts agree you can just slap it on. But choosing the perfect formula is essential. The rules:
1. Oily skin needs lotion too. Seems odd, but oil production has nothing to do with skin's hydration level!
2. Feeling tight? Go rich!! IF your skin seems dry or tight postcleaning, opt for creams that contain humectants, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which draw moisture to the skin.
3. Get a multitasker. Whoever decided to add SPF to moisturizer was a genius! You're able to soften and protect skin from sun damage in one step. Pick one with anti-agers to fight lines, too.
1. Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Oil-Free Moisturizer With Mimosa ($45,
2. Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme ($38,
3. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($14, at drugstores)
Until next time, XOXO!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, is it me or does "two thousand, ten" or "twenty-ten" just not sound right? How in the world could another year have flown by so quickly? Crazy!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate, be it Christmas or whatever! Santa was nice and brought me an i-touch. I was extremely excited! My cell phone service provider isn't AT&T, otherwise I would have asked good ol Santa Baby for an i-phone. But I was overjoyed with my i-touch. Now all I need is someone to explain to me why I have to have some password to log in when I am supposed to have free wi-fi! I consider myself pretty saavy with the techno stuff, but this one is beyond me! I was so frustrated at my local Starbucks that I caved and paid for a year subscription to AT&T's wireless internet just so I could log on and download apps there, since that is my favorite "hang out" place!
Anyway, I will admit, I am one of those who will make a huge slew of resolutions, feel completely overwhelmed by all the promises I made, and end up breaking all of them by January 15th. Yes, I'm a failure! So to save myself the stress of it all, I made myself a simple resolution for the new year - "just be a better person than last year." Nothing fancy or detailed. Just short, sweet and to the point. So far, since this is only the second day of the new year, I've actually done quite well! LOL!! Part of the "bettering myself" is to work a little bit harder on this blog. I enjoy this so much and am so thankful to all of you who read it, I want to do more to make it more enjoyable for you all! So, any ideas for postings that you guys want to see, please feel free to send them to me! I'm all for it!!
Here are a couple of looks that I did over the past month or so that I was able to get a few pictures of! I don't really remember what products I used, though! Sorry!!

Until next time, XOXO!!