Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hey guys!

Remember that makeup job I did for The Urban Tree LLC Yogawear last year? Well... I found these photos on their facebook page. The photographer never sent them to me and they are pretty cool! Come to think of it... the photographer never paid me either. LAMESAUCE!!!!

Anyways... I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jenna Marbles Drunk Makeup Application Lesson: HILARS

OMG y'all have to watch this! One of the funniest things I have ever seen. I seriously LOL'd.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

80's Makeup Kicks Balls!

Hello blog world!

Last night my kickball team, Brews on First, participated in theme week.
The mission: pick a decade and get everyone on your team dressed up/made up/done up! Aim for full participation.
The prize: 25% off summer registration (where we can kick @$$ at the next theme week)

For those of you that know me personally, you know that I LOVE this $h*t! I spent an hour on Monday night pulling out all my 80's inspired clothing and mixing and matching to make the best outfit. I also volunteered to do makeup for my fabulous teammates. When else would I get the opportunity to put so many wild and bright colors on someone's face? I was in heaven!

Here are the results:
My own makeup: teal and purple

 Doing Sharon's makeup. Look at all my colors!

Sharon, our fearless leader: acid green, kelly green, and electric blue

Tatiana: hot pink, gold, and electric blue

Jen: acid green, purple, and electric blue

Aren't we just the best?!!?

We had such a fun night and had full team participation so it's no surprise that we won theme week. Can't wait for the next one!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cat Eye Tutorial Link: Lauren Conrad

ALL HAIL LAUREN CONRAD! Girl always looks flawless (except for that one episode of "The Hills" a few years back where she cried that black tear... that was gross)! But seriously, LC has amazing style and you will NEVER find her in that magazine section "Where Stars get Real" or whatever its called where you see various celebrities with no makeup, no spanks, and wearing food smeared sweatpants.

What I like best about LC is how she does her makeup. She somehow manages to look timeless yet trendy. She has her own individual style and it is working for her!

Image Courtesy of shine.yahoo.com

Look at that flawless winged liner! Girl has skills.

I am obsessed with cat eyes for nights out on the town, and my girlfriends are always asking me how to achieve this tricky look. I usually sit down with them and give them a private lesson, but not anymore... 

This morning I was catching up on my blog reading and was on my favorite site: Possessionista, reading an interview with Sarah Herron, style goddess from this season's "The Bachelor." As Sarah is talking Dana through her daily beauty routine she mentions that she learned how to do the perfect cat eye from a Lauren Conrad tutorial on The Beauty Department. From now on I will refer all my friends striving for this classy look to this website. The tutorial is short, easy to follow, and even allows for mistakes. What could be better???

Thank you Lauren Conrad! You are amazing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vacation Product Winners (and Losers)

I just got back from an amazing Cancun vacation where I tried out a variety of vacation friendly makeup and products (or so I thought). Find out which were must haves and which were duds:

1) Colorescience PRO Sunforgettable mineral powder (SPF 50)
available at lovelyskin.com: http://www.lovelyskin.com/details.asp?PID=120853&MID=154&PG=1
Grade: A-

I hate the feeling of thick, heavy, sticky sunscreen all over my face and clogging my pores, but Colorescience has made a sunscreen that you can simply brush on! I was thrilled when I found this product on LovelySkin.com and had to try it out and overall I was pretty impressed.

The powder comes out very lightly, and the amount that is brushed on your face is dependent on your brushstrokes. Being mainly Irish (and a freckly ginger) I loaded up. My only disappointment was that I had to reapply frequently, which in fairness takes very little time and doesn't even require a mirror, and since I was on the beach and a little sweaty, the brush got pretty sticky and the consistency has changed a bit. When I run out of the powder I will have to clean it, but am not sure how to remedy this problem until then.

The other really nice thing about this product is that instead of buying a whole new brush ($60), you can simply buy a refill powder cartridge ($23). For girls like me that are very particular about our products and the brands we use, this is a great deal!

2) Murad Age-Proof Sunscreen Oil Free (SPF 30)
available at lovelyskin.com: http://www.lovelyskin.com/details.asp?PID=116347&MID=162&PG=2
Grade: A

While we're on the subject of sunscreen I have to bring up Murad's Age-Proof sunscreen. It is AMAZING! I have used Murad products for a very long time and had never tried out their sunscreen, but I saw it on LovelySkin and for only $32 it was worth a try! I was not disappointed. This sunscreen didn't leave my skin feeling heavy or oily and didn't cause any breakouts on my extremely sensitive skin. To top it off, I didn't need to reapply often, even if I'd been in the ocean! Highly, highly, highly recommend!

3) TanTowel Classic Full Body
available at: Ulta in individual packs or a 5 pack at lovelyskin.com: http://www.lovelyskin.com/details.asp?PID=121108&MID=928&PG=1
Grade: A

Finally, a simple answer to sunless tanning! Lisa, my travel companion, told me about TanTowel before we left and I tried them out so that I wouldn't blind anyone my first day on the beach with my winter white skin. This was the simplest sunless tanning option I've ever tried and it worked really well! I used a full body towel right out of the shower before leaving for the airport (I've read that celebrities often get sunless tans right before they get on an airplane so that it sets it on the flight and they arrive looking fresh and bright) and was expecting a harsh smell and a long drying process. While it did smell a little, it wasn't bad at all and it dried instantly... My legs were dry before I even finished my upper body! It didn't leave any color on my clothes and it gave me a very nice, non-streaky glow. I'm actually really annoyed with myself for only buying an individual towel rather than a whole pack.

4) Cargo Cosmetics Water Resistant Bronzer
available at Ulta and Cargo Cosmetics online: http://www.cargocosmetics.com/products/face/water-resistant-bronzer
Grade: C

I needed to try out a new bronzer and I thought this water resistant version would be perfect for the beach. I have to say, I was not impressed. There are so many great bronzers out there and this one just didn't measure up. The color was okay, although when on vacation I like a little more twinkle, but the product and the packaging were a disaster! There was not nearly as much in the case as I thought and it wasn't secured in the pot. The second I opened it upon arriving it flew out of the case and shattered. Usually this isn't a huge problem because you can still use it in a powder form, but these chunks just weren't user friendly. Not good for travelling... I'm going to stick with my favorite TooFaced Sun Bunny Bronzer. For only a dollar more I find it to be a superior, and better travelling product.

5) Cargo Cosmetics ColorStick in Maui
available at Ulta and Cargo Cosmetics online: http://www.cargocosmetics.com/products/lips/ColorStick
Grade: A

That isn't to say that I am not still a fan of Cargo Cosmetics. Their colorstick made my life easy and fast while on vacation. I am a huge fan of cream blush and the Maui color was just the slight pop of pink I needed over my bronzed skin. These colorsticks are also multi-functional as you can use them on your lips and eyes too. One stop shop... perfect for vacation when you're on the go!

Another alternative to this is NARS The Multiple in Orgasm. Similar product, similar color. Available at NARS online: http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/multi-use/the-multiple/orgasm

6) MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Indianwood
available at MAC stores and online: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/154/1573/Products/Eyes/Shadow/Paint-Pot/index.tmpl
Grade: A+

I know that I go on and on about MAC Cosmetics Paint Pots and have like every color they make, but Indianwood is the winner for a beach vacation. A dab of gold on your lids right above your pupil will bring so much light to your eyes. This product on top of bronzed skin will make you look like a goddess! Total mastery of the beach babe look.

This was pretty much my whole makeup bag while I was away (other than eyeshadow and liner for nights out). If you have any suggestions for my next beach vacation please let me know! I'm always up for trying new products.

Now I'm back to the cold and snow... maybe I should have stayed ;)