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Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Makeup!

Hey Beauties! Fall is definitely in the air!
This is the first morning that I have gotten up and walked outside and actually really smelled the fall leaves. I love it! Fall is my favorite season. And my favorite holiday is Halloween! I love everything about Halloween. Decorating, costumes, candy, trick or treating, Halloween parties, and of course...Halloween makeup! I have been seeing some really cool faces floating around the internet on YouTube and Facebook etc... It's really giving me the itch to play around on some costume ideas. Looks like a trip to my local Halloween store coming soon. Here's a few I want to try out!
First and foremost is Nicole Guirerro's beautiful take on the queen of hearts. From the second I saw this, I just knew I had to try it! Luckily for me, she made a whole tutorial on it! Check it out here.

Another fantastic one from Nicole Guirerro! Did I mention that she is my favorite Youtube Beauty Guru? Well now you know. Killer Clown Couple. I haven't seen the video tutorial yet as it was just recently uploaded but I'll post a link here and we can all watch it together!

I am loving this! It's so intense with minimal color. After I'm done with the Queen of Hearts, this one is up next!

I like this one because it's intense, but simple! Great for when you need to get ready quick!

Sugar Skulls and skeletons have become pretty overrated the past couple of years, but these that I found are so amazing, I just can't pass up trying them. 


Of course, Halloween would not be complete without a creepy clown. 

One last one. Everyone can all agree that dolls can very much be creepy. Annabelle anyone? How about a ventriloquist? This take on one is absloutley stunning though!

Again, a trip to the Halloween store is coming soon. I cannot wait to try out some of these and show them to you. Happy Halloween beauties and show me some love in the comments. Even better, I want to see YOUR Halloween Makeup!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

What Have I Been Up To? Mini Jewelry Haul And Upcoming Blogs

Good Evening Beauties!

Quick Update on life. Not too much to report, just been busy with working, my girls and what not. Guess who has already started thier Christmas shopping? This girl!! And of course a little shopping for myself. Check out my mini jewelry haul!

3 adorable cuff bracelets from BCBG Generation 
The bracelets say Amor, Love, and Bella and I love them all so much! 
Plus I am also in love with my new sexy Betsey Johnson studs! 

Anyways, I need to do some restocking in makeup life, so I hope to have a makeup haul coming soon! 

Also upcoming, an empties blog. Products that I have used up and would I repurchase? 

Xoxo Stay Tuned

Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Foundation Review

Hello beauties! It's time!!...for the Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Makeup Review! Finally. So, I know in my original haul picture I posted two foundations that I purchased, but being that I have been self tanning lately I've only used the darker of the two so far, number 305. 
Let's start out with what it promises on the package: 
- One simple step for a flawless, natural look that lasts all day. 
- Blends evenly into skin tone and reduces shine all day. 
- Oil Free
- Won't clog pores
- Suitable for sensitive skin
Ok, so I was super excited for this product as I do have very oily skin. When I wear foundation I either have to wear a thin layer, or I need a foundation specifically formulated for oily skin. This one is oil free. 
  First thing I noticed upon opening the package was the smell. The smell to this foundation is not a very chemically one at all which is super! Let me post a before photo before using the foundation. 
Why am I in a towel? Alrighty, well obviously I had just gotten out of the shower and I also happened to be trying out a self tanner for another blog and decided to shoot two birds with one stone with this picture. 
Why is my face so shiny? Yeah, I also have a face mask on. Back to business. 

I applied the foundation over top of my normal routine of toner, moisturizer, and face primer. I also used a large flat top kabuki brush from Elf. It did seem to blend well with the brush, but this foundation is a little on the thick side so I did notice brush strokes. I feel this foundation would definitely be better applied with a beauty blender or sponge, however mine is missing in action so that was not an option for me. No chemically smell on my face which is a plus. As far as coverage I would say light to medium coverage but it was definitely buildable. I applied two layers. 

Here is a photo I took right after applying the rest of my makeup. I did a subtle contour so you could really see the color of the foundation. I did set it with Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder. And so all that's left is the test of time. Will it hold up?
This photo is taken after about 6 hours of wear. Hard to tell from the photo as my lighting is a bit off. My face is a bit shiny in the normal T-zone area, but nothing drastic. I did not apply any more powder on my face as a touch up throughout the day, so this is straight foundation. Not too shabby I must say. 

So, would I repurchase? Yes. I feel I would repurchase this product because it definitely held up to its standards to me. It would not be a product I would wear in summer as it is a bit thick. But, overall a winner from Covergirl! 

Xoxo Stay beautiful Beauties