Saturday, February 22, 2014

What's in my Ipsy Glam Bag????

Finally, after three months on the waiting list I received my first Ipsy Glam Bag! YAY! And I am more then impressed with this monthly subscription.

(Disclosure: I am new with using our Cannon Rebel, therefore my pictures are not wonderful. I am still learning how to use this beast of a camera)

This months Ipsy Glam Bag includes: 

City Color: Color Matte Blush in Fresh Melon 

I love the color of this matte blush, it is very pigmented and you only need a little on your brush. 

(bad paint job..sorry, love this color!)

Zoya Nail Polish in Odette

(Left City Color blush in Fresh Melon and the right is Pop Beauty Plump Pout in Peony Petal)

Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal

In love with this lippy, high shine lacquered gloss with a long lasting finish. 

Velvet Gel by PHYTO-C

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and nourishes, hydrates and softens skin.

J. Cat Beauty Eyelashes 

I have yet to try these out, but I am sure they are fabulous! I rarely wear false eyelashes but once in awhile for special occasions I will pop them on.

I am extremely happy with this months glam bag! What great picks I received.

Are you subscribed to ipsy?? Which items did you received in your Glam Bag this month?

Friday, February 7, 2014

February Favorites

Here are my favorite items for February!  I'm in love with the Valentino "Rockstud" Slingbacks..are they not the most gorgeous shoes you have ever seen??? These shoes will set you back $950! Yup that's more then my mortgage, which is why these are on my favorites list and not my want/must have list! Hahaha but a girl can dream right?! The jeans are by 7 of All Mankind, these jeans are awesome love love love them! Again, expensive but from what I have heard they are comfortable and last a life time. The Miu Miu leather pouch I just thought was a really cute bag for this outfit. Then there is the Kate Spade bangle....this is going on my want list!!! I love this bangle it is super cute. I may have to pass on a couple hints to the husband!!!! :)

February Favorites

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Makeup Mistakes

Makeup mistakes--- are you making them? Of course at one time or another we have made mistakes with our makeup. I have for sure! 
 There are many makeup mistakes that woman make here are my top 5.

Makeup mistake No. 1:
  Wearing the wrong shade of foundation.

        You should always use a shade that matches your skin tone. You do not want your foundation to give your skin a tan, that is what bronzer is for. To find your perfect shade, swatch a few sample shades on your jawline (not your hand) and check in natural light for the most natural look. Foundation can be applied with your fingertips (they are your best tool), makeup sponge or foundation brush.

Makeup mistake No. 2
 Blue eyeshadow 

I have a love hate relationship with blue eyeshadow...The most common mistake is the 1980's blue YUK! Blue eyeshadow that is smothered all over the lid, up to the eyebrow bone, big no no.. Blue eyeshadow can look great if done right, so ladies lets not make 80's mistake!

Makeup mistake No. 3

I always liked this image...I will admit I have been guilty of at least one of these!

   Eyebrows are the most distinguished features on your face. They can really make or break your entire look, if they are not groomed correctly. Most common mistakes are: misplacing the arch of your eyebrows, over-tweezing, not knowing where the beginning or the end of your eyebrows are and not grooming at all. Find out how to shape your eyebrows here. This link has a great tutorial to show you how to properly groom your brows.

Makeup Mistake No. 4.

 Who doesn't love a great winged eyeliner look?! Me too! The picture above says it all. Many times woman will line there entire eyes with thick liner, this will make your eyes look smaller then they actually are. For the winged eyeliner look, only apply liner to the upper eyelash line or a light color liner on the bottom if you must have liner on your lower lash line. Click here for more information on how to apply liner according to the shape and size of your eyes. You can also check out my post on eye shapes and makeup techniques.

Makeup Mistake No. 5
 Lip liner

 Pam Anderson cracks me up with her brown liner and nude lips...but hey guess who is also guilty of this makeup mistake?! Yup, you guessed! Back about 14 years ago, I wore the brown lip liner and nude lipstick! Yuk!

 Lip liner mistakes you should avoid: Going to dark- Never apply a darker lip liner around your lips, use a liner that is a shade lighter or a clear lip liner. No smudges or harsh lines- smudges make your lips look sloppy, your liner should blend in with your lipstick, if you have any smudges or harsh line use a q-tip to fix any imperfections, Lining your lips outside of your natural lip line- stay on your natural line, going outside of the natural lip line will only make your lip liner more noticeable.

Which mistakes have you made?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Liebster Award!

I was nominated by Wendy @ Beauty Mentions for the Liebster Award! This award is directed towards up and coming bloggers who has under 200 followers! It's an excellent way to spread the word about new bloggers!
Here's what you have to do!

The rules are simple:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they asked you along with their nomination.
2. Pick 11 nominees yourself & let them know why you chose them. You cannot pick the person
3. Ask 11 new questions to your nominees for them to answer.

 My answers to Wendy's questions:

1. If you can only own one makeup product, what would it be?
     I would have to say Mascara.... I have light eyelashes and look really funny with out Mascara!

2. If you can only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Gosh I'm not sure! Maybe pizza..HAHAHA

3. What's your favorite designer?
      Michael Kors

4. What is one fashion item you can't live without? 
5. Heels or Flats?
   Love both! But I would have to go with heels because I'm short!

6. Natural nude lip or bold bright lip?

7. What are some of your favorite magazines? 
     Yoga and Bridal
8. What genre of movies do you like to watch?
    Action and Romance

9. Winged eyeliner or straight eyeliner?
     Winged eyeliner

10.What's your favorite drugstore and high end makeup brand?
      Drugstore: Revlon/Maybelline  High end: Urban Decay/Estee Lauder

11. Coffee or Tea?

Here are my nominees:

My questions:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
2. Favorite makeup brand?
3. What is your favorite clothing brand?
4. Favorite food?
5. Must have____ in your beauty bag?
6. Where was your favorite vacation spot?
7. Do you wear lipstick or lipgloss?
8. Jeans or Jeggins?
9. Guilty pleasure?
10. Purse or shoe lover?
11. Hobby besides beauty/fashion?