Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Haul?

Hey Everyone! So I hope you all had a very merry Christmas, or what ever holiday you celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends and family and everyone who loves you.

So I was wondering if you guys would like to see a Christmas haul? I personally love watching them and just hauls in general and I know a lot of people do, too. I just wanted to know if any of you wanted to see it because I feel if I put one up and no one technically "wanted" to see one I might get "the bragging comments." And I hope you guys know that if I did do one I would not be bragging. But that is why I want to know if you guys want to see one and I will gladly film one.

Also check out my latest holiday tutorial. I know Christmas is over, but I still really liked the look and I hope you do too. And just because it isn't Christmas doesn't mean you can't wear red and green. (:

Again, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I know it isn't over yet, but I hope what has passed and what will come is happiness and health for you and your family! (:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Formal Christmas Tutorial

Hey everyone! So here is another tutorial. This is something I, personally, would wear to a more formal holiday event. Of course you can wear it whenever you want. I actually wore basically the same exact look to school the other day but I changed the blue with green.

I hope you enjoy, thank you so much for watching and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Zodiac Series: Aries

Who likes Astrology? I have a tutorial on an Aries inspired look. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Emerald Tutorial

Hey everyone! I have a new video up! Let me know what you think!
If you like my blog and other videos, subscribe to my channel! It would mean so much! (: 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September Favorites

Hey everyone! So it's time for my Favorites. If you don't already know, I do a favorites video every other month, so expect one in November. (Though I might do one in October) So without further ado, I present unto you my September Favorites!

NYX Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown
* I just used an old picture for this one. *

 E.L.F. Eye Widener in Pearl White

Cover Girl Liquiline Blast in Black

NYX Eyeshadow in Orange and Violetta

N.Y.C. lipstick in Petal

E.L.F Lipstick in Nostalgic

CoverGirl Lip Balm

CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder in 115

E.L.F. Daily Brush Cleaner
* another old picture *


Sunday, September 11, 2011

E.L.F. Haul

Hey everyone! So yesterday I got a package from E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face). I purchased 10 things for a total of $16! I absolutely love E.L.F. products because they are such good quality (for the most part) and so inexpensive. So this is going to be everything that I got. I am also throwing in swatches and first impressions. Hope you enjoy!

Daily Brush Cleaner:: $3.00

I was really in need of a brush cleaner because previously I would just do deep-cleans and you really should clean you brushes at least every 3 to 2 times you use them. So I got this. I used it last night and it worked amazingly. It also smells wonderful. It is such a distinct scent so it's really hard to explain, but I wish I could.

Powder Brush:: $3.00

This brush is pretty much a flat-top kabuki brush. It is so incredibly soft. Especially compared to their essential brushes. I used this to set my foundation and it works very well. You could also use this for bronzer and even maybe blush. It is definitely worth the $3.00.

Eye Crease Brush:: $1.00

The first impression I got from this product was very confusing. The brush is very dense which is good for a crease brush. However, it is hard to tell if it is soft or not because it is so dense. Of course that doesn't technically matter as long as it doesn't damage your skin. This brush will also be very good for smudging out eyeliner.

These are all of the cosmetics that I purchased. I had to photograph the swatches with my camcorder because my digital camera was acting really weird. The swatches didn't come out the best. So keep in mind that these aren't as true to color as they can be. I will try to describe the colors as best as I can.

Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow:: $1.00

This color is absolutely gorgeous. It is like a shimmery coral. The pigmentation is amazing. This product, however, has more downsides that I had hoped for. First of all, it is a lot smaller than I had expected. It is more of a single eyeshadow than a blush. It is about 1.5/2 inches across. Another thing is when I first got it it was so hard to open. It slides down, but you really do have to break it in before it is an easy process (unless that was just mine). And on top of that, the product shatters a little more each time you close it. It goes slightly each time but it can get really harsh really fast. It really upsets me because this is a gorgeous blush.

Eye Widener in Pearl White:: $1.00

This eyeliner is very metallic/shimmery. It glides on very smoothly. Personally I think it whitened my eyes a little more rather than widen them. To me, it stayed on fairly long. I have had eyeliners that lasted longer. The sharpener included with the cap I was really skeptical about. I thought that you would put the pencil in and it would turn by accident, or go up to far and get stuck or cut at a weird angle. The cap has, I guess, little "stoppers". Basically the pencil will only go up a certain amount, the perfect amount, unless you literally force it.

Feather Proof Moisturizing Lipliner in Natural Blush:: $1.00

From what I have noticed, this is a pretty feather proof lipliner. This came with a little sharpener. It has great color pay-off and glides on so smoothly. The color I chose is the lightest of all the shades available. It is a light pink that could be used on all natural lip colors. I love this color as a liner, but it is also really nice to wear by itself with just a gloss over top.

Lip Stain in First Date:: $3.00

Amazing! That is all this is, amazing. I absolutely love this. It is a little truer to color in the bottom photo. And honestly, that is the color you get on your lips. It stays on forever. I swatched it first at around 1:00 pm and all throughout the day is stayed vibrant. It is very waterproof, I still had in on the next day (a little faded though) and it didn't come off until I took a shower and scrubbed it off. You can also build up the color to make it as vibrant as you want. A little goes a long way. The doe-foot applicator may sometimes have a little too much. just dab it on once or twice and blend it in. Then you can apply more if necessary (after dried). It comes with a clear gloss which I probably won't be using as often because it is a sticky gloss, the kind I do not prefer. But regardless the gloss, I am absolutely in love with this.

Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry:: $1.00

This color is so pretty, however on the website it was coral-pink. That's what I was expecting. It is actually a kind of shimmery pink. Aside from that, I do like the color that I received and it smells really good, like peppermint. They call it "Vanilla Mint." It is pretty long lasting, which is a plus. The applicator is really good do. I personally, like it better than their Hypershine Glosses.

Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Raspberry:: $1.00

This color is also different than the color I expected. I was hoping for a pale, yet vibrant, baby pink. I received a kind of mauve/pink. I like this color but I do like the color I anticipated more. This one is a little sheer compared to the other one. However, if you just blend it a certain way (kind of in dabbing motions) then you can get a really pretty color.

Lipstick in Nostalgic:: $1.00

I love this shimmery, nude lipstick, but it is very sheer. If you apply enough you can get a really pretty color. A downside? I opened it, swatched it and it broke at the bottom. I tried to fix it my pushing it back together then freezing it but it just broke again. It is fine for now, but it sometimes gets on the rim of the tube. Hopefully this won't effect it much until I get to the last of it.

So those were all the things I got from E.L.F. With shipping it was a total of $16! I love E.L.F. for it's amazing products and cheap prices. 

Check out my Haul! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

NYX Single Eyeliner Set Swatches

Hey everyone! So here are the swatches of what I received in my eyeliner set.

This photo is a little dull. I tried to fix it up a little. So keep in mind that the colors are a little bit different

*Ocean is a little more of a royal blue compared to this photograph. But as you can see it is very opaque.
*Baby Green is pretty much true to color but it is just slightly brighter.
*Dark Brown looks black in this picture. It pretty much is that, but with a brown/red undertone.
*White is exactly that...  white.
*Blue eyes isn't that opaque which really upsets me, but if you make it thick you can really see it's gorgeous color.
*Pink looks kind of on the Violet side. Just look at the font color of the word "pink" and tone it down slightly and that is the color. 

I hope you enjoyed this post!
♥-/ Dana

Friday, August 26, 2011

NYX Over the Rainbow Single Eyeshadow Collection Swatches

Hey everyone! So I finally got a good picture of swatches of the NYX eyeshadows. Here they are!

As you can see they have pretty good color payoff.
*The swatch of "Seafoam Green" is not true to color in this photograph. It is more of an emerald color.
*As you can see "Hot Yellow" is not that pigmented but it would be a very nice highlight color.

I really like all of these colors and I can't wait to use them.

Swatches for the eyeliners that I got will be in another post. 

I hope you enjoyed!
♥-/ Dana

NYX Single Eyeliner Set

Hey everyone! So I got another package from Hautelook today and it was the NYX Single Eyeliner set.
As you can see in the above photograph it also came with a white eyeshadow. I will have the swatches of these liner and the white eyeshadow in another blogpost. I am also doing that with the Over the Rainbow collection.



This bright, blue eyeliner is very metallic. The true color of it is a little paler than the packaging shows, but only by the slightest bit. Blue eyeliner is very popular for this fall. Just a light wash of color and then a blue cat eye is gorgeous and super trendy.


This baby, blue is a very pretty pastel with a subtle green undertone. If you want to keep some summer pastels with you this fall then this is the eyeliner for you. 


This pale, pink is such a girly color and I absolutely love it. It is very metallic and shiny. It is the perfect eyeliner for you if you are going for just a light look with some pale color.


This eyeliner is pretty much self-explanatory. It is white. It is the perfect snow, white that you can use with any other colors. You might, however, have to do two coats to make it really white.


This pastel, green has a really pretty sheen to it. I, personally, am really pleased with the color payoff. It is a lot better than I expected. Green is also a really great color to make brown eyes "pop." 


This is the perfect liner if you are looking to do the perfect, classic cat eye but not have it so... black. It may not look as different to you, but but brown makeup (eyeliner, mascara, etc.) can really make a classic look stay classic but not as dramatic. 

The set also came with a shimmery, white eyeshadow:


This is just your classic shimmery, white. It has very good pigmentation for a white, so it would be the perfect highlight. It isn't so pigmented that is looks like white-out but it isn't so sheer that you can't even see it. 

Swatches for the eyeliner and eyeshadow will be in another post. 

I hope you enjoyed! 

♥-/ Dana

NYX Over the Rainbow Single Eyeshadow Collection

Hey everyone! So yesterday I got a package in the mail from Hautelook. If you don't know what Hautelook is, it's basically a site where makeup, clothing, furniture, baby toys and even getaways go on sale for 50% - 75% off! A couple of weeks ago NYX cosmetics went on sale. I ordered the "Over the Rainbow" single eyeshadow collection and an eyeliner set. (though that isn't arriving until tomorrow.) I really wanted to get swatches of these but i can't find a good spot with the perfect lighting to pick up the colors. But you will definitely see these in tutorials to come. For now I will give you a general review of the colors.



This color is very sheer although it still has a pretty good color payoff. When it is applied wet it has a slightly better pigmentation. I would probably use this color as an inner corner highlight when wet and a brow highlight, very softly, when dry. This could also be a really pretty "all over the lid" color when wet.


This color is color is definitely sheer. Applied wet or dry, it is just yellow shimmer. regardless the fact that it is just yellow shimmer it is still a gorgeous color for a highlight.


This color is called "seafoam green" though I think it is more on the emerald side. Now aside from that it is a gorgeous color. It has amazing shimmer and great pigmentation wet and dry. I can not wait to wear this color.


This is the only matte color in this collection and it is probably my favorite. It is a very soft color with pretty good pigmentation. When applied wet it is a more vivid blue as opposed to dry when it is more of a sky blue. I love matte shadows because sometimes shimmery shadows can be overpowering.


This is probably the prettiest navy blue I have ever seen. The pigmentation is not as good as I anticipated but I feel if you pack it on enough you could get the color you want. There doesn't seem to be that dramatic of a difference when applied wet.


Purple is a color that is flattering on all skin tones and can make any eye color pop. It's pretty sheer when dry, but again you can just pack it on to make it vivid. When it's wet it is pretty intense compared to the dry application.

When I receive the eyeliners that I purchased I will review those as well. Hopefully I can get good swatches of these colors. When I do I will post them as soon as possible.

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you would like to see me review this in a video just let me know. If I do that I would probably be able to get better swatches than a photograph. Just let me know what you want and I would be happy to do it.

♥-/ Dana

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sneak Peak! Next tutorial!

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day! Here is a sneak peak at my next tutorial!
Yeah, I know there is a smudge of eyeliner on my lid. *-*

Now here's a question, what do YOU think I should call this?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Want! #1 *Floral Heels*

Ok, do you guys know how much I want a pair of Floral Heels? A lot! First time I ever saw them I have been wanting them! I found a pair at TJMaxx that fit me PERFECTLY and I really wanted them but I didn't have enough money and my mom wanted to get home ASAP 'cos it was raining. But what ever, I'll get a pair some day! (: ♥

*All photos were found on Tumblr.*