Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Favorites 2011

Hey everyone! 

So here are the things that I have been loving for the month of May and even before. These are mainly the things that I have been going and grabbing all the time, and so on, so read on and enjoy! Video posted to my Youtube channel: 


*May Favorites*

hair & body:
-Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner
-Suave Professionals Weather Protection 365 Anti-Frizz & Flyaway Cream Gel
-Clean & Clear morning burst skin brightening facial cleanser
-Sephora Dry Oil: vanilla cupcake
-Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray Ultra Sweatproof Sunscreen: SPF 30

makeup & such:
-Wet n' Wild Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation + Primer: 175 fair/clair
-elf Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Duo
-elf Studio Blush: pink passion
-Wet n' Wild 8 pan palette: petal pusher
-Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo: 43 polished platinum (shimmer)
                                                              72 amazing grey (shimmer)
-Wet n' Wild H2O proof Liquid Eyeliner: black
-Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous: black
-Sephora ultra-shine lip gloss: 29
-Sinful Colors nail polish: 24/7
-NYC Long-Wearing Nail Enamel: 126A Charming Rose Creme
                                                139 Plaza Plumberry

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

e.l.f. Haul!!!

I had ordered some things from eyeslipsface.com...and thought I would do a haul on them. Video on my youtube channel of all the actual products! Here I just have listed what I got, and swatches of all the colors. 

e.l.f was also having a promo sale going on when I purchased; when you spend $25 or more, you got 10 free mineral eyeshadows with your purchase when you used the code, so I got that deal as well. :) 

So here are the products:
-elf Studio Complexion Brush
-elf Studio Stipple Brush
-elf Mineral eyeshadow primer
-elf Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15: peaceful pink
-elf Duo Eyeshadow Cream: butter pecan
                                         sugar cookie
-elf Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter: glow/fair
-elf Hypershine Gloss: vixen
-elf Liquid Eyeliner: silver
-elf Natural Radiance Blusher: shy
-elf Studio Blush: fuchsia fusion
-elf Mineral Eyeshadow: temptress

*Mineral Eyeshadow Swatches*
*Duo Cream Eyeshadow Swatches*

*Blush, and lip product Swatches*

Check out my youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/glitterinmyveins7 to see the actual products! and an intro of my kitty cat :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dramatic Smokey Eye feat. Wet n' Wild 8 pan palette: Petal Pusher

So, I already did a look using this palette, which was a purple cat eye look (featured here on my blog and video on my Youtube channel: youtube.com/glitterinmyveins7)

But...here is another look that I created with this palette! Hope you like it!

-Wet n' Wild 8 pan palette: Petal Pusher
-Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil: Black Bean
-Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner: black
-fresh Supernova mascara: black
-dramatic black false lashes, cut in half. trimmed and slanted. (from e-bay, but you can find them anywhere)
-elf Studio blush: pink passion
-elf Conditioning Lip Balm: nice and natural

check out my Youtube channel to see how I did this look! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How I Dye my Hair Bright Red! :)

Okay so...

 I just dyed my hair a bright red with a new dye, not the Nutrisse one I talked about previously...

 I love the result! it's super bright, yet wearable, and I think that it exaggerates my pale skin but in a good way, I look like an exotic mermaid or something. haha

Anyway, these are the products I used and how I achieved this hair color.

Products: (purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply)
-Ion Color Brilliance Demi-Permanent Creme Hair Color: 6RV Light Burgundy Blonde
-Salon Care 10 Vol. Creme Developer
-Mixing Bowl & hair color brush
-plastic latex gloves
-hair clips
-and of course my hair....
Now keep in mind, I did not bleach before using this color because my hair was already light. Refer to previous photos in earlier posts: it was a light red with some subtle blonde highlights so I did not have to bleach. If you have darker hair you may have to do so. 

 What I did:
First I brushed out my hair and got rid of tangles (did not wash before hand) I mixed the color and the dye according to the directions, I did a 1-1 ratio...2 oz of color and 2 oz. of developer. Then I clipped back sections of my hair and started at the back, and worked my way through while wearing gloves. I made sure to cover my roots thoroughly, but I think next time I will get 2 boxes since I barely had just enough to cover my entire head. I had to make the mixture stretch and I think that is because my hair is so thick even though it's short. So if you have long hair I would recommend 2 boxes.

 Here are some pictures of how it turned out! If you want to see the actual process and what not, (not of me dying but of me talking about it) then check out my Youtube channel video! :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wearable Purple Cateye Eyes feat. Wet n' Wild "Petal Pusher" 8 pan palette!

Here is the latest tutorial look I did, which is a Springy, purple wearable purple cateye look :) Check out my video on my Youtube channel to see how I did it!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Contest Entry Pictures: cheetah inspired face makeup

(posted on May 13, 2011)

Here are a few pictures of another contest entry. Check out my Youtube channel to see more :)


OOTD: 5/12/2011

(posted on May 12,  2011)


How I Fill In My Brows :)

(posted on May 11, 2011)

Okay, so I have so many people ask how I get my eyebrows to look like this...

And well...it's not that difficult for me. :P I have just become accustom to how my brows are and what I need to do everyday to make them look good. Everyone's brows are different so my way might not work for everyone. If you want to see how I do them check out my youtube channel, I posted a video. :)

products I use:
-Wet n' Wild Kohl eyeliner: taupe (fill them in & get the shape)
-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder: blonde (set the pencil with the powder, darker powder to define edges, and lighter one to fill)
-Anastasia clear brow gel (used to set them entirely)
-concealer (I use some concealer and a concealer brush to define the edges and fix any mistakes) 


My Foundation Routine

(posted on May 11, 2011)

Here is my everyday foundation routine...what I normally do every single day :)

-Olay SPF 15 daily moisturizer
-15 concealer palette from EBay (green & yellow corrector colors)
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: Shell
-Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer: Ivoire
-elf High Definition Powder
- elf Stipple Brush 
1. Wash and moisturize my face & neck.
2. Using the green concealer from the palette, I place it on any red areas of my face along with acne spots and scars. Then taking the yellow concealer, I place a small amount under my eyes over my dark circles. I blend the two, but not entirely since I place foundation over them.
3. Using a plastic lid, I combine a dime size amount of foundation along with 3 drops of moisturizer. I mix the two with stipple foundation brush then place the product on my face starting on one cheek. I stipple on the foundation then swirl it to blend. I repeat the process over my entire face, blending down onto my jaw and neck area.
4. Next, I use my Lancome concealer to cover any remaining areas that need extra coverage, acne scars, dark circles, etc. 
5. Then I use a powder brush and lightly dust over my face with the high definition powder. I start under my eyes, over my forehead and nose, then whatever is left on the brush I dust over my cheeks, neck, etc.

 Then I am finished and ready to move on to the rest of my makeup :) for full tutorial check out my youtube channel!

Review: Garnierre Nutrisse Hair Dye + mini nail polish haul mention

(posted on May 5, 2011)

Hair dye: Garnierre Nutrisse: (green box) 76 HOT TAMALE - Rich Auburn Blonde

(for full review and product info watch my video on my Youtube channel: 

 Okay, so I do like the color of this hair dye, and the hair dye isn't too bad itself. The color came out brighter than it shows in pictures (a bright cherry orange red color, which is what I wanted) It smells really good, and it didn't stain my skin like other dyes have. Overall, it's an okay dye but I won't be re-purchasing: reason being is because I'm switching to dye from Sally's Beauty supply so I get less damage. :) It lasted for about 2 weeks, and that's with only washing my hair maybe 3 times each week. So it does fade fairly quickly and I am noticing it fading more, so I will have to re-dye with something different very soon to brighten the color. 


I purchased some new nail polishes at Walgreens and Rite Aid, a new brand that I had never heard of. I love the color selection and the overall formula is pretty good as well. The brand is SINFUL COLORS
Colors I purchased:
-24/7 (barbie bubblegum pink color)
-Dream On (bright purple/fuchsia color)
-Innocent (lime green color)
-Frenzy (blue and purple glitter)
-All About You (gold glitter with orange sparkle)

April Favorites 2011

(posted on May 5, 2011)

Here are my Favorites for the month of April! 

-Freeman Facial Clay Mask: Avocado & Oatmeal
-St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal and Shea Butter lotion
-Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
-Bath & Body Works White Tea and Ginger Body mist
-Benefit Highbeam
-Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick: 006 pink blush
-Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lipgloss: candy, baby
-Fresh Firebird Mascara: black
-NYC Show Time Volumizing Mascara: black
-elf Stipple brush 

Contest entry Pictures: Spring makeup look

(posted on April 27, 2011)

Here is one of my contest entry's....watch my video on my youtube channel if you want to see more!