I live in my imagination letting my hair and makeup do the talking. Join me as I try out new products, hairstyles, and makeup looks. I'm not a licensed makeup artist or cosmetologist, what I do may or may not work for you. Feel free to ask questions and check out my YouTube channel!
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer comes in 18 different shades ranging from classic ivory to dark cocoa. It promises to be a long-wearing concealer with opaque coverage in a light weight texture. This cruelty free product also promises to even skin tone, cover dark circles, and minimize fine lines around the eyes.
If you haven’t tried this yet it will be your best friend when you do. I picked this up about 2 weeks ago at my local beauty supply for $1.99 and it is the best concealer I’ve ever used. I use the shade GC983 Fawn, which is 2 shades lighter than my foundation for highlighting purposes.
The thick consistency easily provides medium to full coverage on dark circles and scares. It blends very nicely but is harder to work with if you leave on for too long without blending it in. The concealer has a very natural skin like finish. I’ve worn this with a setting powder and with out one, it stayed on the whole day with little to no oil in those areas. I have noticed that it tends to settle into the fine lines under eyes but that is the only bad thing about it.
I would definitely recommend this concealer to everyone! With it only being $1.99, medium to full coverage in a variety of shades, and it lasts all day how could you pass up on that? If you order it only make sure you shop around because some places are higher than others. You can purchase it from iKateHouse for $1.99!
I hope this review was helpful! I will have a tutorial up shortly using the concealer if you want to see how it applies!
Earlier this week Columbia College Fashion Association held a blogger event and I got to speak about my blog. It was really cool being able to share my blog with others and talk about why I started it and how I learned about makeup.
This weekend was definitely the best part of week. I got to do editorial makeup for Level Up Magazine fashion edition! This was my first time doing makeup for a photo shoot and it was amazing! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to do it and I can’t wait to do it again. I did about 4 looks and worked with 2 models. Everyone was so nice and put out a great energy. The magazine will be out in the fall. I can’t wait to so you guys how everything turned out! This was the best makeup opportunity I’ve had so far and to think this is only the beginning!
You should definitely go for what you love and put yourself out there to do it. Don’t let shyness or anything like that get in the way of your dreams!
painandpoetry asked: I love your hair colour and I'd love to dye mine purple but I'm determined to stay natural. Any tips to damage it as little as possible? Plus I'd love tips on hair growth. P.S. Loving your work
Thank you!! If you dye your hair you’ll still be natural. You can bleach hair and just let it lift maybe a shade or two lighter then apply the purple on top of that. Your hair is gonna get damaged a little because of the bleach. If you don’t want to damage your hair it’s best to go to a stylist and let them do it. You can ask them to just lighten it for you so that so can put the purple on yourself to save some money on a salon trip.
This is what a typical wash day is like for me. Over time some of products will change but for now these are my favorite products. I forgot to mention in the video that the oil is from a beauty supply store. Everything else can be purchased at Sally Beauty, Walmart, or any department store/ beauty supply.
I’m the Graphic Designer for Columbia College Fashion Association. We’re having an event next Monday for bloggers and blog lovers! Among others, I will be presenting my blog and getting to see the other bloggers of Columbia. If your in the Chicago area or go to school downtown you should come by and see what’s out there in the blog world!
This month I got some really great items in my Ipsy bag. This is the first time out of my 4 month relationship with Ipsy that I’ve received 4 items, but let me tell you this is the best bag yet! My bag came with NYX Love in Paris eye trio in Cabana Boy, Pixi Flawless Face Primer, Chella eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, and Bare Minerals Moxie lipstick sample in Get Ready.
You can’t really tell in the video but the face primer has a shimmer to it. If your anything like myself and don’t want your face to be glistening from all angles, you can just apply a small amount to the places that catch light after your foundation. This gives those highlighted areas and nice shimmer and makes your face look flawless.
My favorite item of all is the Chella eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue. This color is just gorgeous and applies easy with the felt tip applicator. The tip isn’t flimsy or too stiff so you can create any shape you want with it. I just love it and will be using it like I don’t have any other eyeliner. This is the eyeliner I used in my Neon Pop look.
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I used a NYX Jumbo Pencil in milk. Can you believe I found a pencil sharpener for it! I was proud of myself for that small success. These beautiful colors are from my favorite Take Me To Brazil palette.
Trying to learn how to do a light highlight and contour. Almost everyone I see on Instagram has such a harsh highlight and it just looks too dramatic for an everyday face.
Products used (in order):
Elf mineral face primer
Queen Collection 3 in 1 foundation
Wet N Wild brow pencil in dark brown
LA Girl Pro Conceal (under eyes, brow, and bridge of nose)
Ruby Kisses Set n’ Forget setting powder (set concealer under eye
Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer (upper cheek bone)
Ruby Kisses 3D Face Creator in level 12 (used dark side to contour cheek bones and nose)
NYX Blush in Desert Rose
Neutrogena blush & bronzer in Plum Glow (upper cheek bone, Cupid’s bow, bridge of nose, and chin)
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara
Random 747 lashes from drug store
Maybelline lipstick in Touchable Taupe
Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial for this look. Enjoy your day!
YouTube makeup guru Nikkie Tutorials recreated a makeup look Lady Gaga worn in her G.U.Y video. I loved this edgy wing but decided to add some color behind it.
For the liner I used Essence Super Fine eyeliner pen. I used a black shadow to set the liner and fill in any spots I missed. The blue shadow is from the Take Me To Brazil palette. To separate the two colors, I created a thin gold glitter line to mimic the shape of the wing. The lashes are just some random no name ones from a local beauty supply.
You should definitely check out her YouTube channel if your not already subscribed to her. Just click here.
Something fun and full of color for the first week of spring!
I used all of my hot pots from my recent Coastal Scents haul. The top lashes are from a past Ipsy bag and the bottom lashes are Ardel Individual short black flare lashes. The blue liner of from my March Ipsy bag. I’ll have a video oft Ipsy bag up tomorrow so you can check it out! The liner is my favorite part of the look! Hope you guys like it!
I took advantage of the Coastal Scents Hot Pot sale the past week. They were on sale for $1, they are regularly $1.95. I love Coastal Scents shadows! They are pigmented, affordable, and are an easy way to build up a collection without buying palettes. Most of the shadows I purchased a bright colors to help me shake off this cold weather that is trying to stay. I bought 8 shadows and received 4 min shadow samples.