Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Christmas Eye Look

I thought I would do a simple and festive look for the upcoming holiday weekend (which I feel couldn't come any slower). I looooove Christmas and anything to do with the holiday season. The decorations, food, and most importantly, the shopping. I'm heading off to San Fran tomorrow to experience some really big trees, lots of lights, and extremely last-minute shopping. Expect some pictures from that excursion. To get into the mood before I head of to the city, here is a fun glittery eye look...

Products Used (in order used)-
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque
-BH Cosmetics 88 Standard Shimmer Palette
-MAC Cranberry
-Sleek Oh So Special Palette (matte brown)
-Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
-Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Cowgirl w/ Lit Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
-mark. Scanda-Lash Mascara in Black-Lash

Pair this with a bold red lip and you're good to go for any holiday party or dinner you may have this week. Or tone it down with a neutral lippie.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Birchbox

Oops! A little late on this one, but I guess better late than never, right? As you may know, I have been getting a Birchbox for a while now. If you're not familiar with what it is, check out my first Birchbox post here. I thought this month, they were going to go all out considering it's Christmas and all. It was a really good box, don't get me wrong, just not as elaborate as I thought. Also, all of the profits from "full-size sales" will go to a charity called Baby Buggy. I thought that was really cool. Anyway, onto the box...


Blinc Liquid Liner

I feel like this pic doesn't do the gloss much justice. In person, it's much more fuchsia.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Violet Ink

I picked up this treasure a few weekends ago at the Cosbar. The color caught my eye and since I don't have any Bobbi Brown liners, I thought I would try it out. This one is in Violet Ink. I haven't played around with it enough to do a review, but look out for it in some upcoming tutorials.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nicki Minaj Inspired

A while ago at the VMA's, Nicki Minaj was wearing a baby blue eye look with black winged liner, big lashes in the outer corners, and bubble gum pink lips. I've seen her wearing it since then, so I thought it would make a cute post.

Step 1: Prime your eyes.

Step 2: Apply a sticky blue base. (I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Baby Blue)

Step 3: Go over with a baby blue shadow and a tad bit of a teal.

Step 4: Soften up the crease with a shadow one shade darker than your skin.

Step 5: Wing your black eyeliner on top.

Step 6: Go over your waterline with a white liner.

Step 7: Put on false lashes along with your mascara. (optional)

Step 8: Nicki wore a bubblegum pink lip with this. You can if you want to.

For the lips, I used my Sleek Pout Paints.

Have fun with this look and go crazy like Nicki!