Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The best part of doing reviews for companies is knowing the originality of each company and their products. My pic below is of me wearing Calypso and Pegasus, believe me when I tell you that these pigments are smooth and the colors are vibrant. When I apply my shadows, the first thing I look for is color and ease of application. Pretty Little Things has all of that and more, the metallic shine is incredible and it stays on all day. All day wear is very important to me as I think it is for everyone else. For those who haven't tried Pretty Little Things, I recommend you do because you won't be disappointed.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
That Christmas, I started buying my own colorful makeup and experimenting with it. In the spring of 2011 I posted my fist looks in the Makeup Geek weekly Challenges and in the autumn that same year, I started posting my looks on the makeup community, Makeupbee. When I saw that people actually liked my looks on there, I was brave enough to start my own blog. After that I started my facebook page (http://full.sc/UA3nvJ) and then the Youtube channel, (http://full.sc/SK3bIA). :)
I used all Sugarpill eyeshadows for this look, even the lashes are Sugarpill, so I think it's safe to say that that is my favorite makeup brand. They have the most beautiful and most pigmented shadows I know, which are so easy to work with! Two other favorite brands of mine are Makeup Geek and Inglot! They have amazing shadows and the quality of them is the best! <3
So yes, that was a bit about me. Now, I'll just keep on posting one video tutorial each week and hopefully get to inspire people with my looks. :)
Monday, January 28, 2013
I began doing crazy and fun nail art and while looking up a "Disney Scene" for a nail look I stumbled upon Katie Alves. What she did on her eyes blew my mind! It was like some door to the magical world of makeup was finally open to me. I was mesmerized by her work. I worked up the courage and recreated her Nightmare Before Christmas eye scene. My corrupted way of thinking about makeup had been broken! I was pushed into a whole other side of makeup. The beautiful, colorful, expressive, and fun side. Where you could be neutral but also dramatic and wild!
I found out in makeup that there are no rules except the ones you make for yourself. As long as you feel confident and beautiful you should stay strong and true to yourself. Don't worry about what others think. Even if you do something horrible because you'll learn from it.
On February 19th 2011 (my 20th birthday) my mom bought me everything that wasn't sold out from Sugarpill that got my crazy collection started. On March 1st 2011 I made my Facebook makeup page and I've grown so much from there. I still have a lot to learn but I've met so many great people that help with that. Some favorites are: Makeup Frenzy (helped so much with my cut creases), MrsElegantBeauty (helped me with my blending), Jaynicole's MakeupWorld (also helped with my blending), Brittany Couture, Sarah Chambers, GlitterGirlC, Under BLUE Lights, PureBlackLove, Sarah Mitchell Makeup, Mrralphie, Kikimakeup, luciferismydad (from Instagram), grzee makeup art, and Makeup by Judith are just a few! Everyone who loves and does makeup, regardless of their skill level, inspires me. I wish I could name them all!
My favorite beauty brands are Sugarpill, Bh Cosmetics, Lime Crime, Stella Starish, Nyx, and Wet N' Wild. I would love to try La Belle Boutiek.
This is one of my favorite looks because it is colorful and crazy dramatic. Everything I thought I would never be able to do. It is also inspired by an amazing makeup artist, Rose Shock, who always inspires me.
|Amanda Graham is a newbie to the makeup industry, I want to thank her for giving me the honor to feature her and help her gain some exposure. She is very talented and has a very bright future ahead of her. Here is her story:|
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|I have been trying to get a hold of this lady so I can feature her, I thought she had her own cosmetics company but to my surprise she doesn't, in all honesty I think she should. I am a huge fan of Spells and Stilettos and I am honored that she let me feature her on my blog.|
" Hi I'm Liz from Spells and Stilettos! SS is a review page for Indie makeup and products. I started the page about 1 year ago after an awful buying experience with an indie brand. I thought, 'More people need to know about this'. After starting it as just a review page, I became involved in doing full face/eye makeup looks for contests. There after my page became a place for my looks and reviews. I have worked with several indie companies as a model/promoter. Most notably with Southern Sweetheart Cosmetics, which sadly now is no longer in business. I work closely now with Plum Valley Designs and GnG cosmetic's. Besides companies mentioned, I also really love pigments and the Type O lip stain from Mon Ennui. Pretty Addiction's blush, and Glosses and Lotions from My Beauty addiction are also some of my favorites! My page is a fun place to share looks, play fun games and interact with everyone who enjoys makeup!
Friday, January 25, 2013
I am on Facebook everyday and I see pics from promoters and others using different companies products and sometimes from pics you really can't see the full effect of the color and the shimmer. Surreal Makeup has truly impressed me and I can't say that about too many products out there today. When I first opened the jar of day dream I spilt a little bit on the bathroom counter and I swear the shine was just beautiful, the metallic and the shimmer is just incredible. I truly love Surreal Makeup, it stays on all day and the color doesn't fade on bit, it looks like I just applied it. The pics below do not give it justice, I highly recommend trying it for yourself. You hit the jackpot Amanda !!
|I want to thank Surreal Makeup for giving me this interview. There products are amazing, and I'm just not saying that. I had the pleasure of trying out eyeshadows from Surreal Makeup and I really don't have the right words to even describe how awesome they are. I am a very lucky person to have had the opportunity to try the products and do this interview.|
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I have hit the jackpot on every beauty product I have tried. I bet you all are tired of reading positive reviews from me on products but I only speak the truth on the products I have tried. Lali's Boutique is not a huge name brand company but they are well on their way to becoming one. As you can see below from my pics, her products look amazing. Out of the shadows that I tried from Lali's Boutique my favorites are Amor and Candy Cane. Amor because of its vibrant color of blue and Candy Cane because of the metallic hint of pink. Once again, the one big problem I have with store bought shadows is the crease it leaves in the middle of my eye by the end of the day. So far I have been lucky and have not had any problem with any of shadows I have been sent. Each company has its own unique quality and thats what I appreciate. Laura Carlos, you have a fantastic product and I see a bright future ahead for you and Lali's Boutique.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|As you all can see from the above pic, Adrienne is a very talented makeup artist and I am very happy that she chose me to do this feature. Her story is short but it's to the point and you all will be amazed at what she's done. Here is her story:|
I do different looks everyday so I don't get bored easily. I just look at my make up usually and think what would look good.
My favorite artists are Kandee Johnson, Marlena or Makeupgeek, Profoundtorture (youtube), and my BFF Toxikandy.
My favorite brands are mac, urban decay, my beauty addiction, fantastic faces, and makeup fairyz
|Ever wanted to know how to make your own nail polish? Well, Andrea Clem does and she's great at it ! Her colors are bright and vibrant and the glitter she adds in them just adds an extra sparkle to them. Read her story and please take time to visit her etsy page http://www.glitterfiednails.com/ and follow.|