Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 12: Home for the Holidays (12 Looks of Christmas)

Home for the Holidays

L'Oreal True Match Foundation W3
Elf Glitter Palette
Physicians Formula Highlight
Cover Girl Intense Shadowblast Primer/Shadow
L.A. Splash Sealer
Cover Girl Lashblast Volume Mascara - Very Black
Ulta Glitter Eyeliner - Teal
Essence Lipliner - Red Blush
NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear Lipstick - Petal
Avon 24k Gold Lip Gloss

Where to Shop for this look...
Walmart or Target
Avon (
Elf (

Happy Holidays!

Day 11: Holiday Lights at Night (12 Looks of Christmas)

Holiday Lights at Night

- L'Oreal True Match Foundation W3
-Cover Girl Clean Powder -Ivory
-NYC Mosiac Blush - Pink Cheek Glow
-Avon Anew Primer
-Urban Decay Cream Shadow -Delinquent
-Ulta Eyeshadow - Majesty
-L.A. Colors Blues Palette
-L.A. Splash Glitter (Blue and Purple)
-L.A. Splash Sealer/Primer
-Ulta Extreme Wear Eyeliner - Dublin
-Cover Girl Remarkable Professional Mascara
-Essence Lip Liner
-Elf Minty Lip Gloss - Nashville
-NYX Lipstick


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 10: Candy Cane (12 Looks of Christmas)

Candy Cane!

- Anew Eyeshadow and Primer Kit (Soft Mauve)
- Sedona Lace Shimmer Palette
- Elf Brightening Shadow - Drama
- Essence Eyeliner - White
- Elf Cream Eyeliner - Black
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara - Black
- Essence Lip Liner - Red Blush
- Essence XXL Shine Lip Gloss - Super Girl

Enjoy the look!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 9: Blue Christmas (12 Looks of Christmas)

Blue Christmas

- Mai Couture Blush in a Rush
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Elf Studio Color Palette
- Ulta Eyeshadow - Bayou
- Elf Brightening Eyeshadow - Drama (highlight color)
- Sonia Kashuk Eyeliner - 03 Ebony
- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Blackest Black
- Essence Lip Liner - Red Blush
- Essence Lipstick

Happy Holidays!

Day 8: Christmas Tree Lights (12 Looks of Christmas)

Christmas Tree Lights

Palette from Sedona Lace


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 6: Christmas Tree Green (12 Looks of Christmas)

Christmas Tree Green

Avon Truecolor Quad - Fresh Cut Greens

Ulta Extreme Wear Eyeliner - Dublin

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Maybelline Baby Lips - Peach Kiss

Final Look:

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 5: Avon Mistletoe & Holly (12 Looks of Christmas)

Avon Mistletoe and Holly

L'Oreal True Match Foundation W3
Cover Girl Clean Powder - Translucent
Essence Bronzer
Physician's Formula Highlight - Translucent Pearl

Avon Quad - Earth Tones
Mark Make it Big Mascara - Raven
Ulta Extreme Wear Gel Eyeliner - Dublin

Avon Lip Stain Marker - Rose
Avon Lipstick - Golden Berry
Avon Glazewear Shine Lip Gloss - Iced Pink

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 4: Sugar Plum (12 Looks of Christmas)

Sugar Plum

Wet N Wild Petal Pusher

Elf Professional Color Palette

Avon Lip Gloss - Plum Craze

Finished Eyes

And here's the final look!!! Enjoy!

Happy Holidays,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 3: Pretty in Pink (12 Looks of Christmas)

Pretty in Pink


Elf Bronzer - Sunkissed
Essence Blush - Babydoll 20
Physician's Formula Mineral Glow Pearls - Translucent


Elf Brightening Eye Quad - Pretty N Pink
Elf Cream Liner - Plum Purple
Cover Girl Remarkable Mascara - Very Black


Elf Lip Liner - Spice
Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick - Golden Berry
Avon Glazewear Shine Lip Gloss - Iced Pink


Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 2: Silver Bells and Berries (12 Looks of Christmas)

Day 2: Silver Bells and Berries (12 Looks of Christmas)

Products Used:

L'Oreal True Match Foundation W3
Cover Girl Clean Powder -Ivory

Essence Bronzer - Love to be Matte 02
Essence Blush - Babydoll

Ulta Eyeshadow -Twilight
Sedona Lace 88 Warm Palette (Mauve and Silvers)
Avon Eyebrow Liner - Blonde/Taupe

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 1: Chestnut Browns (12 Looks of Christmas)

Day 1: Chestnut Browns (12 Looks of Christmas)

Hello loveys! So to start off the 12 Looks of Christmas, I decided on a set of browns which are very much like toasted almonds or chestnuts. :) Very holiday, eh!? So here is a breakdown of what I used:

Sedona Lace 88 Warm Palette

I used the Warm palette for the crease, lid and highlight colors. I just chose a darker matte brown for the crease, a warm shimmery medium brown for the lid, a gold for the inner corner and a cream highlight color. :)

Elf Studio Cream Liner - Black

I lined the eyes with a Langnickel angled brush and then applied black mascara. I do recommend using a deep brown mascara with this look, but I simply don't have any!! :)

Avon Lip Stain Marker -Rose'


Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Looks of Christmas

Hello darlings!

I just wanted to make a quick post explaining the next twelve (yes, twelve!) videos. I am prepping for the end of the semester and for travel for the holidays, so before I jet-set off, I wanted to do something special on the blog/vlog. I am thus doing the "12 Looks of Christmas." I'll post a new tutorial every day for 12 days (up to Christmas Eve). These tutorials will range from everyday looks, to festive, glittery holiday glam looks. I just had some fun with it!

So I hope you all enjoy these upcoming videos, regardless of what you are celebrating this time of year. I love the holidays and the opportunity to spread some love and cheer around. And that includes my YouTube and Blogger family!

Happy Holidays,


Arie says "Merry Christmas!"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tutorial: Cover Girl Blues and Greens


Cover Girl Kaboom Kelly

Cover Girl Indigo Impact

Dupes of:
Sephora - Tropical Blue


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Using Paintbrushes for Makeup

Hello darlings! Here are a few professional makeup brushes next to duplicate paint brushes. I have labeled the paintbrush options below! :) Enjoy!

Foundation Brushes-  Loew-Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/4

Eyeshadow Brushes- Loew-Cornell 3/8 Maxine's Mop, Langnickel Angled Sunburst
Flat-Top Eyeliner Brushes - Langnickel Sunburst 20/15 or Princeton Select Chiseled Blender Brush #8

Small Eyeliner Brushes - Loew-Cornell 3400 Angular, Langnickel Angular 1/8, Princeton Select Synthetic Round Brush

Highlight or Blush Brush - Princeton Select Oval Mop 1"

All brushes can be bought from:
-A.C. Moore
-Joann Fabrics
-Hobby Lobby

All my Love,

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Take it Off!!- Makeup Removers

Ladies... Take it off! All of it! Right now!

Of course I'm talking about your makeup! :) At the end of the day, you should always remove  your eye and face makeup to help prevent clogged pores and subsequent breakouts. Keeping makeup on overnight may also age your skin and could lead to premature wrinkles from the skin not being able to breathe! Not cool.

So today I'm going to talk to you about different makeup removers...

Here are the contenders:

CVS Brand -

Yes To Cucumbers

Burt's Bees

Jean Pierre



Other brands to consider: Ponds, Oil of Olay, Avon, Elf and Target Brand among others.

How To Make Your Own Makeup Remover:

Michelle Phan - Beauty Guru and Founder of MyGlam

Kandee Johnson - YouTube Beauty Guru and Makeup Artist

Basic Ingredients they Mention:

-Aloe Water

-Olive Oil

-Witch Hazel

I hope this helps!