Monday, October 31, 2011

BEAUTY ON A BUDGET: The Cheaper Alternative to MAC's Brow Pencil!

MAC brow pencils are a cult classic.  I have the color called 'Spiked,' which is a dark brown, and I love it!  It fills in my brows without looking glossy (like some eye pencils), and I NEVER have to sharpen it!  How awesome is that?  So awesome that some swear by it, refusing to use anything else.  But I'm here to tell you that there is an alternative that does the exact same half the cost!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

MAKEUP 101: Eye Brushes (5 You Should Know + How to Use Them)!

Have you ever wondered why in the world you would need more than one brush to apply your eye makeup?  Do you get overwhelmed seeing all the different types of brushes because you have no idea what they're for, much less, how to use them?  Then this post is for you!  Every brush has its purpose, and creating a polished eye makeup look requires using the right tools.  I list the 5 eye makeup brushes you should know and explain the importance of each.....

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

BEAUTY TIP: Your Foundation Can Do Many Things But THIS, My Friend, Isn't One of Them!!

Foundations are an awesome invention!  They're great for enhancing your complexion, evening out your skin tone, and correcting skin discolorations (among many things).  But make no mistake, they do have their limitations and it's important for us as consumers to beware aware of this fact.  Many cosmetic brands market their products in a way that suggests you can achieve a flawless, poreless appearance despite what your skin looks like underneath....and this is oh so wrong!   Foundations can do seemingly miraculous things like transform a face full of acne spots into a perfectly even complexion....but there's one thing that it absolutely CANNOT do!...and that is.....

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Monday, October 17, 2011

LOOK OF THE DAY: Sultry Gun Metal Eyes & Soft Nude Lips!

Happy, Happy Monday!! .....Here's a new Look of the Day for ya!  The main eyeshadow color you're seeing is this gun metal grey by MUD Cosmetics called 'Graphite.'  I love this color!  Take a look at the rest of the pics and tell me what you think.  Are you into the 'Greys'?

Click below for more pics + full list of products used!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

BEAUTY TIP: How to Knock Out Shine WITHOUT Caking on the Powder!

 I know you're often told to use powder throughout the day to absorb the excess oil your skin produces, but constantly powdering the face on top of the foundation you're already wearing can cause your makeup to look 'cakey'!  Here's another way to knock out shine and mattify your makeup without caking on the powder.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

BEAUTY TIP: How to Guarantee Your Eye Makeup Stays FLAWLESS ALL DAY!

Happy Monday!  ....If you find that by lunchtime your eyeshadow has already creased....and by 6pm as you head over to happy hour for drinks, it's practically faded into oblivion....then it's probably because you're missing one key step in your makeup routine!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

BEHIND THE SCENES: Chinatown Shoot!

In August, I collaborated on two photo shoots with Australian photographer, Clare Harvey, who was in NYC for a couple of weeks to capture some great images.  The first shoot we did together was in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park, where we channeled the 70's Beatles era.  The second shoot took place in downtown Manhattan (Chinatown to be exact), and included hairstylist, Myss Monique....model, Lucia Gioiello..... and designer, Nicole Hyle of Gamine (her designs and styling were on point!).

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Monday, October 3, 2011

TAG: This or That!? (My Beauty Preferences)

It's a new week!...and I'm back with another post.  This isn't one of my regular posts, this is actually a tag I received, thanks to Kia of Yummy411 ... Basically, I have to answer the following questions, which ask me to choose one product over the other.  For example, 'Blush or Bronzer?...which would you choose and why?'....Once I'm finished, I 'tag' other beauty bloggers to answer those same questions.  It's fun to see all the different responses.

Let's begin! (Click below for my answers and reasoning)


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