Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quick Work FOTD Featuring Estée Lauders Travel Palette

Estée Lauder recently came out with a travel palette and of course I immediately fell in love with it! 

It has 30 eyeshadows, 15 lip sticks, 2 glosses, a double ended eyeliner pencil,  4 blush/ bronzers and I believe it cost $30 or $35- either way a good deal!

I haven't really had too much of a chance to play with it yet, but my experience so far has been disappointing. The eyeshadows which were the main attraction for me just weren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. I will post a fuller review on it once I've used it more though.

Here is my FOTD using eyeshadows and gloss from the palette though:

For my eye I used: Flirty Lilac, Purple Passion and Amethyst Spark along with my trusty Clinique creme eyeliner and MAC Paintpot in Ochre.

On my lips I used MAC Angel with the Estée Lauder Praline Paradise lipgloss.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sephora Black Friday Sneak Peek

I'm always excited to see what Sephora's offerings are for Black Friday. Here is the latest sneak peek at what they'll have this year:

I'll be interested in the Ole Henrikson, Josie Maran and Too Faced for sure!

Monday, November 18, 2013

My 1st Shellac Attempt

Awhile back, I started getting Shellac done on my nails. My normal polish is usually wrecked by the time it's dried, so to say that Shellac has been revolutionary for me is an understatement! The price however was more than I wanted to pay, so I bought my own supplies to try and do it myself.

This was my first attempt using Shellac base and topcoat with Gelish Good Gossip as the red color. I am completely in love with how the color looked on!

Pictures don't really do it justice, but it has a really pretty shimmer to it!

I loved how Christmas-y the red was, so I added some gold glitter in a fade on my thumbs to make it more festive!

Nails are definitely not my forte so I'm looking forward to being able to experiment more with the Shellac as well as starting the nail tech portion of my schooling soon!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My 1st Halloween as a Mom!

This year for Halloween, I took my nugget to Mall O Ween as Mickey Mouse and I did Marilyn Monroe. 

I would NEVER have thought that it was going to be such a challenge to draw a nose on for his Mickey costume- I think I drew it on 4 times as he kept squirming and rubbing it off!

I originally had a Gryffindor outfit and was going to be Hermione but as I was curling my hair, I thought it looked more Marilyn retro. (Unfortunately most of the curl fell out by the time I got to the mall!)

I also forgot to take a picture of my makeup while lighting wasn't horrific oops!

I recently re-found my Too Faced Boudoir pallet and have been loving it. I used Satin Sheets for my brow bone and inner corner, Sugar Walls for my lid and Lap Dance for the crease. I used Clinique gel liner (another re-find!) for the winged liner.

On my cheeks I used Benefit Thrrrob and  Hard Candy Honeymoon.

For the lips I used ELF's Matte Lipcokor in Rich Red (these are AWESOME!) and Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon.

50's makeup is definitely one of my favorite looks!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sugar Skull Makeup!

Today at school we had our Halloween party and during our clinic hours we did Halloween makeup. I've been excited about this for a while because I have wanted to do a sugar skull for forever! 

I did my look based on the very talented nancyvlp's video on YouTube.

Doing this at school was a challenge as pretty much all the makeup that we had was geared toward zombie looks, but I had fun and my client was pleased with the way it turned out!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Super Haul!!

Now that my baby is a little bit older and I can have a little time to myself, I've started pulling out my beauty stuff and getting ready for beauty school. I checked out a new mall in Tampa yesterday and realized that not only did they have a Sephora, but there was a MAC, Lush and some fabulous counters at Nordstroms too! Needless to say, I left with more than I intended too!

I had never been to a Lush before, but am really excited to try out a face and hair mask I got there. What I'm MOST excited about though is the Dr. Gross steamer. I've seen excellent reviews for it and am super excited to see how it works!

Now that everything's a little more settled, I will be trying to actually post on here. I start beauty school next week and just started a job at a makeup counter so yay! 

And just because:

A picture of my son before we went to see his little girlfriends!