Sunday, June 21, 2015

Eye Makeup of the Day #4

Hello Readers : )
This is a fun, simple summer makeup look. I was going through my collection of eyeliners and found quite a few that I have not used very much, many being from birchbox, so I thought I would create a fun, easy eye look using some of these products. : )

I first applied a base, (Mac's paint pot in painterly). I then lined my eyes with Marcelle's Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Lagoon, which I got in my June Birchbox. This liner is really creamy, super easy to apply and is a very gorgeous bright blue. I then lined my lash line with my usual Kat von D tattoo liner in trooper. Next, I applied a new favorite mascara, Mirenesse iCurl which I had gotten in a birchbox a couple of months back. Lastly, I applied Cynthia Rowley's eyeliner in silver. This is a very creamy eyeliner and one of the few I have found to be easy to apply to the waterline, which I did. It's not very noticeable in the photo, but this liner adds some fun to the eye makeup look, especially when the light catches the sparkle.

And this is the final makeup: (pardon the eyebrows) : )

Thank you for reading :) 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Blushes

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Its getting warmer here in Southern California, and time to use some more pink, shimmery summer blushes. : )

I love wearing blush to look more like I've been in the sun and the following blushes are my favorite to achieve this look.

E.l.f blush in Pink Passion is a gorgeous, matte hot pink shade. I like to apply this with a brush that isn't very dense, like the forever 21 brush I mentioned here. Because this blush is quite pigmented, a light hand is key when applying. This particular blush is great when applied on the cheekbones and a very light dusting along the temples and bridge of the nose, like you would a bronzer, to get a look as if you just been out in the sun.

NYX Blush in Rose Garden is a warm toned pink, with a bit of coral shimmer. This is a beautiful blush and is nicely pigmented, though a light hand or brush that isn't very dense would be best. This blush looks gorgeous along the cheekbones as well as swirled around the apples of the cheeks for a youthful flush and glow.

Milani's Baked Blush in Dolce Pink is a bit similar to the NYX blush, but isn't as pigmented, and has more gold shimmer rather than coral. Because it isn't as pigmented, it is very easy to apply along the cheeks without looking like a disco ball. This blush would be perfect for days when you're going to the beach and are wearing minimal makeup. 

Maybelline's Fit Me! blush in Deep Coral is as the name suggests, a coral shade with very small amounts of shimmer and probably the most "every-day" blush" out of all these. This is the blush you could wear with more sophisticated makeup, and still look like you've been in the sun. It's nicely pigmented and is very gorgeous on the skin.

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Peach is a cream blush. There is no shimmer, just a very gorgeous peachy-coral color. When applied, it gives a very healthy, natural color to the cheeks and is prefect for warm, summer weather.

Ulta Extreme Wear Blush in Peach Glow is a cream blush with shimmer, although the packaging says 'matte finish', I find this blush does not ever look matte. Compared to the L'Oreal cream blush, I would apply this with a stifling brush rather than my fingers to get the best look possible. Its very gorgeous and is great for some glow. : )

I hope this was helpful. : ) Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May Favorites

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This past month, school as finished up and so the following favorite beauty products, I wore during the first three weeks and have been really enjoying them. : )

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 003
This is a very affordable setting powder that I use to set my concealer as well as all over the face. Its great, not great to use to have extra coverage, but is a great drugstore powder. 

Milani's Baked Blush in 01 Dolce Pink  
This is an amazing drugstore blush, in a very lovely pink shade. I think this is a great blush for everyday; its not too shimmery but gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and has enough pigmentation to add some color as well. This shade is a warm pink with gold shimmer, perfect for summer time. 

Mac Frost Eyeshadow in Humid

This mac eyeshadow is a frost and I have loved it for the past two months. I apply it over the next favorite, which is a cream eyeshadow, which allows for more green to be seen. Its gorgeous and makes my eyes pop from behind my glasses. : )

Covergirl bombshell Eyeshadow in 305 Color Me Money 
I use this as a base for the mac eyeshadow because I love the effect it gives and adds just a bit more green and sparkle. On its on, its not that great, the pigment fading over a couple of hours. 

L'Oreal Colour Caresse in Violet Chiffon 
This is a gorgeous spring color. This product is like a lip butter, very easy to apply and feels nice on the lips. The color is almost identical to the color on the packaging, being a warm purple color. Its fun, affordable, and easy to apply and great for summer! :)

Parlor Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray
I received this product as a sample from birchbox and have finally have found the best sea salt spray. I purchased a full size and am super happy that I did. Its great to use to add texture to my hair and doesn't make my hair feel greasy or look too shiny. The one downside of this product is the smell. Not very appealing but it doesn't last on my hair, so its not a big problem.

Non Beauty Favorites


Across the Universe by Beth Revis 
I finished this book this past month and am now onto the second of the trilogy. I found this book very to be very interesting and the society is unique. The beginning is a bit slow but that is to be expected with the first of a trilogy and can honestly say that once things start happening, it became hard to put the book down. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a young adult, sci-fic novel, with little romance. (the romance isn't in your face and is not part of the main plot)


A Single Man
This is a 2009 film directed by Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, and Julianne Moore.
This movie was very different to what I normally watch but I am very glad I watched this movie. You can read the synopsis of the movie here for a better idea of what the movie is about since I don't want to give to much away.
The cinematography for movie alone was absolutely stunning. 

That is it for my monthly favorites. Thank you for reading : )