Monday, December 26, 2011

Beauty Christmas Haul 2011!!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday! Whether you celebrated Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, I hope that it was the best one yet. And as many other people, me and my family celebrate Christmas. And this year was the first time I actually asked for beauty related items! I was always one to ask for those high and expensive electronics and ask for more than one. But this year the only electronic or pricey item I did ask for was, a camcorder. Just so I can make better videos for you guys :). But if you didn't read my holiday wish list post, I asked for many beauty/makeup items! And to my surprise I actually got some! :) Now I didn't get anything on my wish list, but the items I received are ones I want. And of course I wanted to share with you guys what I got! And hopefully you can tell with the pictures. But I did receive my camcorder for X-mas as well! :) So look forward to a video about it along with wayyyy better quality tutorials/videos!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas! Hanukkah Inspired Look!

Hanukkah, is a very special holiday to the ones who celebrate it. Like Kailyn and I have mentioned before, there are different holidays that people celebrate this time of year. And what better than to do another inspired look to honor those holidays. It just happens that today was the first day of Hanukkah! :) So Happy Hanukkah! I do not know much about this holiday. But I do know that every night one more candle is lit, repeating for 8 days. And each night the candles stay lit for about one and half hours after dark. I love how different celebrations have their own culture and history behind them! :) Today both me and Kailyn, wanted to do a makeup look to inspire you who celebrate this holiday, to have a look just for you! Also, if you don't celebrate this traditional holiday, you can even just take what you want and make the lip your own!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Wish List! Beauty Edition!!!

I will have to admit, usually around Christmas time, I would normally be thinking about what new electronic device I would want, or anything I could not afford. But this is the first year I am asking for beauty related items! I have always had my passion and love for makeup and hair, and anything beauty related. But this past year, I have really grown and expanded everything one step further. I created this blog, to share all of my love and passion with every other makeup lover out there. I gained the courage to create videos for my youtube channel. I always was one to read, and watch videos, and I never thought I would be the one behind the computer, or behind the camera. So saying that, I wanted to share with you the few items I am asking for/hoping to purchase this holiday season! Now, I am not saying that the holidays are not all about the gifts. It is a time to be thankful for what you have, and give back to others. So I also will share with you a little bit about what I am grateful for in my life, and how I plan on giving back!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas! Kwanzaa Holiday Look!

Around this time of year, many of us think about Christmas. But not all of us do celebrate that holiday. Now my family and I, are one of many to celebrate Christmas. But me and Kailyn, wanted to do looks for the other holiday out there. So they can to have a look to be inspired by! Today's look is dedicated to the people who celebrate Kwanzaa. Now growing up celebrating Christmas, I will admit I don't know much about this holiday. But I do know that it consists of 3 red candles, 3 green candles, and 1 black candle. So with those colors I cam up with a very wearable makeup in honor of this holiday! :) Even if you don't celebrate this holiday, it is a great and a wearable holiday look! I was inspired by the colors of the candles along with the flame when they are lit.

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas! Peacock Tree Inspired!!!

If you were to think of how a typical Christmas tree is decorated, you would think gold and red, every color known to man, red and green, white and blue. For day 6 of me and Kailyn's holiday collab, we decided to do a makeup look inspired by how our Christmas trees are decorated at home. I was so excited to do this look, but I forgot that my tree at home is a bit different than your normal tree. Our tree is peacock inspired, with pink accents. The tree is beautiful, but I had to put a lot of thought into how to combine all of those colors into a wearable look for you guys! I love how the look came out, and I think it is very wearable for anyone! If you know me I wear mainly only a neutral smokey eye, but I plan on recreating and wearing this look again!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas! 5 GOLDEN RINGS!!!

With the hit Christmas song, 12 Days of Christmas. The one line that anyone remembers the most would most likely be, 5 golden rings. I know for me, when this song is playing at work, in the car, or just shopping, I mumble every other line. But when it gets to the 5th day I shout, "5 GOLDEN RINGS!". So of course for the fifth day of me and Kailyn's holiday collaboration. We had to do a golden ring, inspired look! I had some fun with this look. I wanted to make a more golden smokey eye then what I usually wear. I stepped just a little out of my comfort zone for you guys! I hope that you can find help with our inspired looks, and use it for a holiday look of your own.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas Collab! Holiday Lip Colors!!!

To a lot of people, when you think of the holiday season, and lip colors to wear. Many people automatically think of the classic red lip. Well I think that there are so many lip choices you have around the holiday season. Just pairing the right lip, with the right face makeup is what might make or break your color decision. Me and Kailyn both choose our favorite lip colors/lip choices for the holiday season! I hope that maybe this can help anyone out with maybe changing up your lip choices for the holidays.

Lip color: Revlon #510 Berry rich

Thursday, December 8, 2011

First Makeup Tutorial!!!

Hello ladies! I am sooo excited to finally put this post up! :) I have been trying to hard to put my first tutorial up for you guys and finally here it is! It is the look I wore in my last outfit of the day post! It is a bronzey smokey eye, but is very wearable. You can always take and change what you need to make it your own! It is a look I do with my everyday makeup. I tend to stick to more neutral colors, but I love making everything a little bit more dark and dramatic for the winter season! Please watch my video and also SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel, so you are always the first to see when my videos come out! :)

12 Days of Inspired Christmas Collab! Holiday Hair look!

For our 3rd day of inspired Christmas looks, Kailyn and I decided to do a holiday hair look. Possibly one you could wear to a party,or just for any special occasion! I wanted to do a look that anyone could do, I did this hairstyle even when my hair length was much shorter. This look would be perfect for any kind of attire. Formal, semi-formal, dressy casual, even casual. Just how you accessorize with any hair pieces, or earrings will dress up or dress down.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas 2nd Day!!!

If you have a holiday work party, neighborhood meet up, or maybe you are going to be hosting your own party. You might be thinking of a ton of things, what to wear, what dish you might be bringing to share, or what you may need to go out and purchase. But me and Kailyn have maybe a step to help you out with a party makeup look! There are so many things you have to worry about, well why not see how we were inspired for a holiday look and save some time by taking some inspiration to recreate your own look. :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Inspired Christmas!!! Nail inspired design!!!

I am so happy to announce that today is the first day of me and Kailyn's collaboration of, 12 Days of Inspired Christmas. In the 12 days you will get to know each of us a little better, with knowing what inspires us around the holiday season, and what the holidays mean to us. So make sure you check both of our blogs out for out days listed for exclusive inspiration. All along with leaving comments with what inspires you the most around the holiday seasons! The first 5 days of posting will be this week, starting today and ending on Friday! Other days are still to be determined!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Collaboration Soon to Come!

Christmas is right around the corner. This is my favorite time of the year, so what better yet than to do posts that relate to the holiday season? Me and my friend Kailyn are teaming up to do a collaboration of holiday inspired posts. We are going to do an inspired them, 12 days of Christmas. You may have heard of it before, it is a catchy holiday song and a very popular topic around this time of year. Me and Kailyn are going to do 12 days of inspired looks. I am not going to give much away, but first post will be up on Monday, December 5th. Make sure you follow both of our blogs so you can see our amazing looks plus much more! :)


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Friday, December 2, 2011

Everyday Work Outfit 11/29/2011 Mixing Black and Brown!

This is my outfit that I wore to work! Again bring in the animal print trend! But in this outfit I also bring in another trend, wearing black and brown together. A lot of people may be frightened of the thought of this. But I always love a challenge, and love breaking traditional fashion rules. I can not stress enough how rules are meant to be broken. Especially with fashion! This is how I put another two different trends, into one look that is appropriate for work or even a night out in the town.

Monday, November 28, 2011

EyesLipsFace Mineral Eye Shadow Primer! (Urban Decay Primer Potion Dupe)

The most commonly used eye shadow primer today is, Urban Decay's Primer Potion. This primer is very popular in tutorials, review, and other blog posts all across the web. If you walk into any beauty retailer, and ask for a primer, the odds of them selling you this primer is very high. But I wanted to share a primer I have found, that dupes this very popular item, and is way more cost efficient. Urban Decay's Primer Potion retails at $18. Can be very expensive to some people, and not everyone may be able to splurge and spend the money. I wanted to join in on what everyone was talking about, and I purchased UDPP, I liked it, but I felt like it was a product I could find a cheaper alternative, with the same affect on my everyday makeup. I purchased many primers, drugstore brand, common name brands, and brand I have never heard of. And with my search of finding a cheaper alternative, I found one that is very cost friendly, and actually in my opinion, works with any eye look, natural, dramatic, even plain by itself. This great product I found would be....

E.L.F. (EyesLipsFace) Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Casual Everyday Outfit For Fall!

In Arizona, this fall season has been the hottest one yet. I have not been able to wear any cute jackets or any winter clothes, but I have to make the most of it! So In this outfit I put together something casual yet still stylish!

Monday, November 21, 2011

BH Cosmetics Custom Eye Pro Palette Review!

BH Cosmetics is a common makeup brand that is affordable but great pay off with their quality. They also are great with customer service with any questions you may have or if you need to make a return. I started building my makeup collection with BH cosmetics, but even after finally building it up with drugstore and a few high end things. I still tend to find myself purchasing from BH cosmetics and pulling out palettes for any look I could want. I always would purchase the pre-made palettes, such as the Neutral palette, Tropical Shimmer, Standard Matte, etc. But recently I decided to reach out and try their 15 eyeshadow pro palette. This is a palette where you get to choose 15 eye shadow colors of your personal choice, to put in a sleek magnetic bottom palette. I hesitated on purchasing this for a while just for the fact of online colors/swatches can be very misleading. But as BH cosmetics usually does, they had a great sale going and I decided to try it out. I went through the colors for a couple days along with trying to find swatches online.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Edgy Animal Print Outfit For Work!!

Animal print is a huge trend this fall! I can't help but love this trend more than any other! Adding animal print to any outfit can have a bold effect to it. If you are not comfortable with wearing animal print, adding an accessory of animal print is still a great way to stick with the trend but not over do it. Especially if you are wanting to bring this trend into a work environment. Depending on your work place wearing animal print may be appropriate or inappropriate. I work at Dressbarn, a retail store, and our focus there is to be fashion forward and trendy, but yet still professional. So I can wear the trends that are in, just as long as I have a professional image. Again if you think that wearing animal print to work will be too much, just add a animal print handbag, or maybe a pair of heels with  animal print on them. There are many things you can do to go along with this fall fashion trend!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall Outfit: Mixing Different Styles!

Fall is a season where rules of fashion and makeup can be put aside and you create your own rules, all along with keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. This fall I have really been experimenting with rules and stretching them out to create my own looks. Next time you are in a line at a grocery store, pick up any style magazine or your choice. Everyone of them have different ways of showing whats in style, and what everyone is doing. But take bits and pieces that stand out to you and create your own style with your own rules to follow. After all, we are all different in many ways, and your outfit is one of the first impressions to showcase who you are. So this fall/winter season, create looks and rules that are truly original to who you are as yourself. We all our different, but YOU are beautiful, don't be afraid to show that. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Depot your NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils!

The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are amazing! Almost every makeup guru has them all along with every makeup lover out there. They are EXTREMELY cost friendly all along with great pigmentation and helping eye shadow colors pop even more! But there is a time that we all get the product right down to the  pencil wood lining.... That is what happened to me the other day. I tried sharpening it but it just did not sharpen as nicely as it was when I purchased it. If you look at the pencil a little more closely, they are more of a plastic wood then a real wood. So when you sharpen them, they can get sharp and make it to where you would need to be really careful while applying adding time to your makeup application. This happened to me, I decided that depotting  would be the best solution. I watched several videos and put different techniques people used into making my own way of depotting. :) I am choosing to share this all with you so you can maybe compact your makeup collection down by depotting your jumbo eye pencils. I used things that most everyone will have laying around the house. I didn't have to spend any money on doing this process! Which is a plus! Who wouldn't want to save money!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A little bit about me!

Welcome to my blog. I am so excited to start expanding different ways I can share my love for makeup and fashion. I am Lindsey, I am 19 years old. I first started my love for makeup at age 12 (as soon as my mom allowed me to start wearing it!). I did basic makeup until I turn 16. That is about when I discovered guru's on youtube. That is when I started gaining knowledge and more love and talent for makeup. Fashion was something I would always keep more upkeep with until my BIG discovery of makeup at 16. Since then in the past 3 years I have learned and researched makeup and fashion like crazy. And recently I decided to become one of thousands of the makeup gurus. I do not have the best collection of makeup, or the most expensive makeup. But I do have the love for it! And I want to grow and learn with other people out there like me. And possibly start encouraging people like me out there who were to afraid to start making videos of their own to do it. I want to grow and learn with my viewers along with my bloggers. :)