Thursday, March 24, 2011

Customized Palette!

 with flash
 with no flash

This look was inspired by a Vanessa Hudgens photo requested on my facebook page. The final look didn't end up looking too close to Vanessa's, but still turned out pretty :) I incorporated other colors from my BH customizable palette. Feel free to watch the video below to see the entire tutorial.

What I used...
My BH customize palette. It was difficult choosing the colors. Hope they will switch to real photos of the actual eye shadows!

Urban Decay primer potion
BH Cosmetics customized palette
black gel liner
L'oreal Paris Million lashes
Loreal Paris infallible in perennial pink 
MAC synched up lipglass
NYX bronze ensemble

Disclaimer: This post/ video was not sponsored

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation



I've noticed the Maybelline Fit Me foundation all over magazines and google ads; their campaign definitely caught my attention! After several requests from my facebook for a review, I finally went out and got one. My skin type is oily combination. Here are my thoughts.

The first thing that caught my attention was the sleek packaging. It looks like something you'd see with high end cosmetics. However, at the same time it fails in packaging. There is no pump, making it difficult to apply. When I apply it on my face, the consistency is very light and smooth. One layer provides light coverage, but helps even out skin tone and gives a dewy finish. Two layers provides light-medium coverage and an every dewyer finish. This product is not ideal for oily skin, for it can make that personal more oily throughout the day. Since I have oily combination skin, I always set with powder which helps the foundation lasts longer. This product is moisturizing, gives a dewy finish, and has light to medium coverage. I recommend the maybelline fit me foundation for people who don't need much coverage and have dry skin. 
Close ups

 No foundation

One layer

two layers

- natural soft finish
- smooth
- drugstore/affordable (~ $6.50)
- moisturizing
- non-comedogenic 
- packaging no pump
- ideal for only dry skin


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Affordable DIY Bridal Makeup & Hair

Planning a wedding is not only time consuming, but also not so friendly to our wallet! We try to save as much as we can with our wedding thanks to the frugalicious show with money saving tips! One way to save hundreds of dollars for your big day is doing your own hair and makeup! I'll show you how you can become a blushing bride all on your own :)

Neutral Smokey Eyes
Can you tell i'm ready?! 

If you're not comfortable with dramatic false lashes, there are many natural looking ones as well!

What I used...
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Loreal Wear Infinite quad in Canyon Stone
- Loreal Paris telescopic waterproof eyeliner
- False lashes from miss adoro #117
-Loreal Paris Infallible in Thistle
-Maybelline dream smooth mousse in pure beige
- Young Blood hi-def powder in Warmth
- Physicians Formula bronze booster in Medium to Dark
- Loreal Paris true match blush in "n1-2 precious peach"
-Tresemme heat tamer spray
- Conair instant heat 1 1/4 inch curling iron
- Professional by natures therapy freezing hairspray 
- 2 jumbo bobbi pins

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Grammys 2011 Inspired Look

 This is another look requested on my facebook page. I was hesitant on doing the hair tutorial because I don't have the layers Jennifer has, but I substituted by flaring my hair outwards with a flat iron. Jennifer's look is very bronze and sensuous. I went for bronze on the eyes, long false lashes, and neutral-mauve lips. If you want to go more dramatic on the eyes, you can add some false lashes to the lower lash line as well. Enjoy!

                            What I used...
- Urban decay primer potion
- BH 120 palette 3rd edition
- L'oreal intense lineur
- Maybelline fit me in 310
-ELF HD powder
- Physicians formula bronzer medium deep
- L'oreal paris infallible in forever frappe
- Clinique bloomberry lipgloss

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Hair Care Routine

I take care of my hair as if it were my baby, but call me thrifty  cause I never go to the salon to treat my hair. Instead I found a few drugstore products that work great for me! They're affordable, yet the quality is comparable to salons. Here's what I've been using lately and loving.

 Sulfate-free, meaning it doesn't strip your hair of natural oils nor does it leave your scalp dry. The scent is absolutely beautiful, and the feeling is invigorating. I was just at target and they retailed for $5.99 each. Definitely a must try!

 For years and years I had the same leave-in conditioner, which had been discontinued :( Lets not mention the brand I had just about gotten over it, lol. Thank goodness for Aveeno which is now my new favorite :) I sprits all over my damp hair. The wheat complex keeps my hair moisturized throughout the day. I remember watching Ellen and one of her beauty tips is soaking your hair in beer. Now this is a better alternative. lol

Finally, a product for girls that refuse to cut their hair! I use this hair lotion once a week to my ends. A little goes a long way.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Clip-on Hair Bangs/ Fringe

I've always wanted bangs, but I never had the guts to actually get them! I've done a few tricks to fake a fringe, but this has to be the most natural looking without cutting my hair. 

I use the Jessica Simpson Hair-do Clip-on bangs. gave me the opportunity to try it the first time. I tried it in midnight brown, which was a tad lighter than my natural hair color. The second time around I bought it in Ebony, which matches perfect! They're simple to apply. Clip the bottom two clips first, then pull back and clip the top.

These may not blend in at first. Heres how they look when you clip them on .
Eww, right!

And heres how it should look

The key is teasing!

I tease around the crown area to give my hair some volume. The fringe blends in instantly!

Check out this old school technique I use to do a few years ago.
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