First Impressions: Lipstick Review & Getting Ready for Spring

Hello, darlings.

I hope that you are having a great and fabulous spring day.

...By the way, has the thought of updating your closet and makeup caddy for spring/summer a bit daunting? If so, no worries. Don't even worry about breaking the bank. I have a really fun video planned in the next week that will give you tips on how to easily update your style for spring and summer WITHOUT breaking the bank!

In the meantime, here's a small tip: update your makeup routine with a pretty spring lipstick. While fuchsia appears to be the color of the year, it's not absolutely wearable in all locations. 

I found a really pretty cream-based lipstick (perfectly coral-pink for spring, appropriate for the office and boyfriends) and the best part is that it is only $3 at Fred Meyer. What is it? It's the Essence Long Wear lipstick.  Does it stand up to the tests of longevity? Find out in the video below for a swatch and mini-review.

If you have questions or want to request other first impressions, please let me know!

Stay beautiful and have an amazing day! <3

A Peacocky Aquadisiac Look for March

For March's birthstone, the beautiful aqua-hued aquamarine, I came up with a more editorial look, inspired by coral. After I started to edit the photos (long after filming, of course) I noticed that the shape of the eye makeup greatly resembled a peacock... hence the name of this "peacocky" coral look.

I hope you all enjoy. Please go and hop onto my YouTube channel and subscribe. It makes me feel all bubbly and loved inside! <3

Products used:
Pixi Flawless Face Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo shadow in Edgy Emerald
Buxom Hold the Line eyeliner in Pick Me Up
NYX All I Ever Wanted palette (blue shadows, blush, bronzer and highlights)
Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack
Inexpensive shimmer palette from Giovi (I think?)
Kat Von D Autograph liner in Silver Bullet 
Chella Indigo Blue liquid liner
It's So Big mascara by Elizabeth Mott 
CoverGirl Flipstick in fuchsia shade in Pucker
NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches n' Cream 

 I hope you guys enjoy the video... please comment below and let me know what you think and what you'd like to see next! Muah


Amethyst, It's My Favorite

Hi lovelies!

This blog post and video upload is so far past due... but I was really excited to upload this one for you all.

As, many of you may know, my birthday was in February (you can read all about my birthday celebrations here) which means that my own birthstone is the amethyst. What you may not realize though, is that my most favorite color is purple and my favorite gemstone is the amethyst! Coincidental? Perhaps...

Some fun facts about amethyst:

1. It's actually just a purple quartz... oh yeah!
2. Ancient Romans believed that amethysts prevented drunkenness and would drink from amethyst goblets. Did it work? Most likely not. (haha)
3. Unlike diamonds, the value of amethyst comes from the richness of color and not carets.
4. Amethysts are traditional gifts for the fourth and sixth wedding anniversaries.
5. If you heated an amethyst to 750 degrees C, it would turn a golden orange color and be called a citrine.

Pretty cool, huh? You learn something new every day, right?

Anyway, that all aside, here is the tutorial that will teach you how to get this deep amethyst-inspired makeup look. I hope you enjoy!

Products used:

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple
Dark purple, plum, and medium purple, and red violet colors from the 88 Matte Palette from Crown Brush
Ransom shadow from Urban Decay
Fishnet shadow from Urban Decay
Strange from Urban Decay (Naked 3 Palette)
Revlon Diamond Dust
Sephora Spring Pastel Pop palette
Black Eyeliner is Feline from Mac
Jesse's Girl Fabuliner liquid eyeliner
Mascara is Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes
Red Cherry False Lashes in #523
Foundation is a mix of Estee Lauder Double Lite Wear and Mac Studio Fix
Concealer is Benefit Lemon-Aid
Contour in Pixi bronzer
Be A Bombshell blush in Sweet Cheeks
Lipgloss is LoveMyLips gloss (don't remember the name)

Have a wonderful purple-durple day of sparkles and pretty things. 

Remember: seek beauty wherever you go and you'll never see the ugly.



Garnet, You Need to Stop What You're Doing to Try this Look!

Hi loves!

Okay, okay, so it's not January anymore, but I still wanted to get this video uploaded for all of you. If you watched my Giveaway Winners video, you will have heard that I was out a computer for most of January, which was very unfortunate.

However, I'm back! This time, with a MacBook Pro (yay!) and with a whole different editor (which I'm not still not 100% used to...iMovie is so different compared to my old Sony Vegas). You will see that my editing style has changed a little bit due to this change in editors.

On another note, in many of my latest videos, I am starting to incorporate the names of products I'm using so that it's easier for you to find what I'm using. As such, I'm also going to continue to include the products used under the video in each blog post, just for your reference.

And here's the video!

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mary Kay eyeshadow in Silky Caramel
MAC eyeshadow in Cork
Plum eyeshadow from the NYX Smokey Eye palette
Purple pigment is a sample from Coastal Scents -- I don't remember the name, unfortunately
L'Oreal Infallible cream shadow in Glistening Garnet
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Mocha
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in White Lies
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Perversion
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Fishnet
 Benefit mascara: They're Real
Color-correcting primer Boots No. 5 green primer
Foundation - a mix of Revlon ColorStay foundation & MAC Studio Fix Foundation
NYC compact foundation powder
Be A Bombshell blush in Sweet Cheeks
Stila bronzer 01 for contour
Maybelline lip liner in Espresso
Maybelline lipstick in Sand
 Sephora pink lip gloss

I hope that you enjoy this video! Please let me know if you'd like to see the other birthstones each month.

May your day be sparkling and pretty!



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