Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow my Book Blog! :)

This DEFINITELY has nothing to do with makeup... but I would like you all to follow my book blog.
I'm in the process of writing a book, and I need some help a long the way.

If I take your advice... you WILL be credited. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to Apply Fake Nails & Make Them Look Real

I've been using fake nails since I was really young. Around 5 maybe? Of course, at that time I didn't care if they looked real or not, I just wanted to have long pretty nails that I could paint any color I wanted! :) Sometimes I even bought the ones that were pre'colored which I never see around anymore.
Something I learned within the last couple years though, is if you don't put them on properly, it's a dead giveaway that they're fake.

1. You always want to push them back into and under your cuticle. ALWAYS. It makes them look like they're growing right out of your finger. :)

2. Always file down the sharp edges. Nothing looks more fake than 90 degree angles at the corner of your nails. Also, give the tips of the nails a bit of a rounded edge. Not to rounded, yet definitely not flat.

3. Choose nails that are longer, or the same length as your own nails. I had a problem with this the other day when I was out shopping. I found a cute pair of nails that I thought would be long enough (because I thought my own nails were short, & they weren't), but almost all of my own nails were longer and stuck past the tips. I had to file my own nails down so I could wear them. You have no idea how mad that made me! lol I've been trying to get my nails to grow out for years, and then all of a sudden I have to file them down? grr.

4. When buying clear nails, never use to much glue. Never apply the glue directly in the center of your nail when using these. You'll be able to see the glue and it will be a complete disaster. Instead, apply it around the outer edges. Mainly around the cuticle and the end of your nail. Usually I'd revise from doing this, but in this case I actually advise it.

5. Hold your nails in place for at least 30 seconds to prevent them from moving. Nothing is worse than crooked nails.

6. When buying French manicure nails, make sure you buy the ones that are the closes to your own skin color. don't get them if they are too light, no matter how cute they are. Just keep searching, and you'll find a pair that will look natural! :)

If you follow those tips, you'll be able to pass off any fake nail as your own! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

4 AM Makeup

So I was playing around with some shadows, lipsticks, bronzers, ect... and in the end, I ended up with this.
I actually like this! :) Even though I couldn't get any good photos. I sooo need to get me a new camera.
I'm currently using a Nikon D200, and since it doesn't have live view, it's EXTREMELY hard to get any good photos. :(

I mean, look how much it makes my blue eyes POP! It's amazing! :D
Though, I do have to say that the red may be a little too bright.
Maybe I'll try a little bit darker red on the tutorial. :)

I'm planning on doing a tutorial for this look as well by Friday. :)

Does anyone else have those nasty little 'lumps' under their bottom lip? It drives me crazy! They're so horrendous! lol
I wonder if they have a 'lump removal surgery'? ha

What do you think of this?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

MissChevious Inspired Look (PREVIEW)

I absolutely LOVED the Rio De Janeiro look that Julia (MissChevious) did for her World Cities tutorials. I though the colors were just flat out gorgeous! And so bold!
This is a preview of what I will be doing next Friday!
(it may be earlier than that. Depends if I'll be here on Friday)
Hopefully by then I'll have me some bigger and better lashes, because these ones are suckish.
You can't even see them. :/

MissChevious Blog:
MissChevious Youtube:

Please pay no attention to that unruly eyebrow.
Also, I wish I could find a camera that would actually focus on my eyes!! :(
I promise that when I do the tutorial that it will look better than this...
This was just my experiment version. :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Mothers Day Look

Ok. So I know it's not Mothers Day anymore, but I did promise you that I would do a tutorial for the makeup I did on Mothers Day... so here we go! :)
It's a tad different than what I did then, but It's as close as I could get it. :P

STEP ONE: Primer

Apply a primer to your eyelid and lower lash line. I'm using Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
If you don't have a primer, some concealer should work just fine, though it won't last as long.

STEP TWO: Color #1
Take your domed eyeshadow brush and apply the light brown color on your eyelid, and in the crease. I'm using a trio brown eyeshadow from ELF. My brush is also from ELF.

STEP THREE: Color #2
Take your dark brown and apply on the crease and outer corner of your eye using a crease brush. Be careful not to make it too dramatic, or you'll end up looking like a 5 year old did it. I'm still using the ELF Trio shadow. I'm using a crease brush from Ecotools.
(sorry it's blurry)

STEP FOUR: Inner Corners
Take a white eyeshadow, and apply it to your inner corners. I used a MAC Eyeshadow in Gesso. Your finger works fine for this. I think it works better than a brush.

STEP FIVE: Highlight/Color #3
Apply a light beige/tan color below the brow as the highlight. It will give the appearance of high arches/brows. I used the ELF Trio Eyeshadow for this as well. I used a highlight brush from Ecotools.

STEP SIX: Lower Lash Line
Take a small smudge brush with a dark brown (Color #2) and put it on your lower lash line about 2/3 of the way across. Make sure it's not to bold. Eyeliner can be used, but I didn't use it originally because I didn't have any brown eyeliner. Then take the white that you used for the inner corner and apply it on the lower lash line where the brown hasn't been applied. Finally, apply the mascara.The eyeliner and Mascara I'm using in this tutorial though are both from Loreal.

STEP SEVEN: Final Touches
At this point, your eyeshadow should be completed, and any final touches can be made. Don't forget to clean away the fall out. It's never pretty to have a bunch of dark smudges under your eyes or on your cheeks.

I used NYC Skin Matching Foundation and Studio Fix by MAC to cover up any flaws I might have had.
On my lips, I used LA Colors Moisturizing Lipgloss in a light pink. (Sorry, there was no color name)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What do you guys think about this look?

I did this for Mothers Day.
We took my mom and grandmother to Lonestar up in Columbus.

Click the photo for the larger image.

Its just a simple Brown/Neutral look.
what do you think?
Is this okay? Or do you want something more vibrant?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

bhcosmetics and apology!!

First off, I've got to apologize to you for not posting tutorials. I've been at my moms, and she doesn't have a computer. :/
I WILL however, start posting a bunch of them here soon to make up for it. lol. 'make up'. pun intended. :)

I recieved an email from bhcosmetics the other day, stating that they had taken the 88 color matte palette off the market, and had recently put it back on with a new formula. They are sending everyone that bought one within the last few weeks a new one with the new packaging and formula. I've got to call customer service tomorrow so they can send me out a new one.
Can you believe the casing on it has BROKEN ALREADY!?!?!
yeap. the clasp broke right in half while I was trying to open it.
my luck is terrible. :/