Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Smokey Brown Eyes Using Wet and Wild Vanity Palette

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another look for you all.  I decide to use my much loved Wet and Wild Vanity Palette.  I've been incorporating this palette into my makeup routine for the last several weeks because I really like it.  It's got really great neutral shades and the mattes are pretty awesome.  You might have seen some other YouTube or Blogs talking about it and the hype is true!  For under $5 you get 6 amazing matte and shimmer shades.

Picture credit to nouveaucheap.blogspot.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sun-Labs Ultra Dark Kit Review & Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway.  This one is for my self-tanners out there.  I had a chance to review the SunLabs Ultra Dark Self Tanning Kit.  I was pleasantly surprised at how great it worked for me and I'm also giving you a chance to win!
Click here to see more!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

ELF Soft Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Face of the Day.  I wanted to share with you another look using mainly drugstore makeup products.  I'm on a smokey eye roll.  The reason being is that the ELF Smokey Eye palette just makes it so easy for me to bust one out.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Snookie/Jersey Shore Makeup Tutorial

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial!  It's been a few videos since I've actually done makeup, so I knew it was time I got on it.  I did this look a few weeks back.  I was inspired by the whole Jersey Shore craze.  A local radio station in my town was holding a Jersey Shore style carnival and they encouraged us all to come out in our tan, fist-pumping, bump-it glory.  I noticed that in most of my Jersey Style reality shows, they favor a smokey eye, nude lip and lots of bronzer.  I wanted to rock something similar but make it look cute!

Click here to see the tutorial!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Winners! Eyeko Graffiti Liners and Nail Polish Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

Thanks to everyone for participating in my recent Eyeko giveaway.  Once again I used www.Random.org to help me pick two winners out of the 272 that entered.
The winners are...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Winner! Confidential Brushes All About Eyes Set

Hi Bellas!

Thanks to everyone for participating in my Confidentaial Brushes Giveaway.  I had 394 entries and only one could win!

The winner is...

Click here to see who won!

Winner! Jan Marini Transformation Cream

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  Thanks to everyone who participated in my Jan Marini Transformation Cream giveaway.
The winner is...

Click here to see who won!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Confidential Brushes Review/Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Friday giveaway.  My friend Elle at Confidential Brushes recently sent me some items to review and giveaway.  This time around, I'll be reviewing the All About Eyes promotion and I'll stick in an extra giveaway too :)

Click here to see my review and the giveaway!

Skincare Update & Giveaway - Jan Marini Skincare

Hi Bellas,

It's been a while since I updated you all on my skincare routine.  If you follow me on twitter, I actually did a giveaway and asked the following question, "What brand of skincare do I use?"  Many of you were correct in that I use Jan Marini products.  I reviewed them a while ago and I still use them on a daily basis.  I wanted to update you on current changes and developments to my skincare routine several months later now that the weather has changed.

Click here to see more!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Drugstore Makeup Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video.  This is a haul devoted strictly to drugstore makeup.  I found some really great items that I've started using on a regular basis.  A lot of these products are great for back to school and I've even stuck some of them in my professional makeup kit.

Click here to see the haul!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Giveaway! Eyeko Graffiti Liners & Cult Classic Polis

Hi Bellas,

As you all know, I previously reviewed Eyeko's new nail polishes and Graffiti eyeliners.  You all know that I love  hosting giveaways for my readers.  I asked Eyeko to sponsor some products so that you all have the chance to try them too!  They generously agreed and I'll be giving away two of their hottest collections.

Click here for giveaway details!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bridal Trial: Soft Purples

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a bridal trial I did a few weeks ago.  The wedding was actually this weekend and I can't wait to show you pictures.  My client came in and wanted to keep it soft and natural but wanted to jazz it up with a hint of purple on her eyes.  The trial was super easy to deliver.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

SugarPill Giveaway Winners!

Hi Bellas,

I know you all have been patiently waiting for this, but I finally have winners for SugarPill's giveaway on the Goldilux Loose Shadows and Poison Plum Pressed Shadows.  Also "count me" does not count as an entry, I'd like to now which product you'd like and why...a little effort goes a long way.

The winners are...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kim Kardashian's Shoe Dazzle Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another haul and this time it's all about shoes!  This video is actually several weeks old, but I wanted to get it up regardless.  The ShoeDazzle line is promoted by Kim Kardashian and it's a monthly shoe club.  I've recently gotten a couple more pairs of shoes since then but I'll wait a few more weeks so I can do a collective haul.

To see the haul click here!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Arpita's Indian Wedding Pics

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a few pictures from an Indian wedding I did a few weeks ago.  These are actually just a few shots I got on my camera and from the Bride's facebook page.  It was a great experience and the makeup turned out great.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eve Pearl Women of Color Foundations

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video tutorial.  This one is particularly exciting, because I make over different models of various ages and skin tones.  I think it's pretty helpful to do tutorials on people other than myself to show you how to apply makeup on others as well as giving you more faces to identify with.

In this video I feature a lot of Eve Pearl products.  Some of her items are must-haves in my kit and their line has recently extended to include some great shades for women of color.  I chose to feature this brand because it's easy for women to pick their shade.  The HD Dual Foundations and even their Salmon Concealers offer two colors per compact in order to mix and match.  

Click here to see the tutorial!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Viewers' Looks - Sugarpill Recreation

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another featured look.  Today was supposed to be an entry featuring a video featuring Application of Foundation for women of color, but YouTube wasn't participating with me last night.  I'll try to upload it again tonight.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you another look recreated by one of my viewers. She was inspired by a twitpic'd Sugarpill look that I posted before I even showed the tutorial.

Click here to check out the look!

Friday, August 6, 2010

MAC Dare to Wear Haul

Hi Bellas,

Believe it or not, I have a MAC haul.  It's been several months since I bought a good amount from a new collection and I made to sure to make a haul video for you all.  I know that some of you missed my MAC hauls but honestly, many collections didn't really catch my eye until this one came around.  I couldn't resist the bright, matte shadows and super colorful glosses.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Winner! Sedona Lace 88 Metal Palette

Hi Bellas,

I know you all have been patiently waiting for this, but I have a winner for the amazing Sedona Lace 88 Metal Palette!  Please remember that I only count comments left on my blog, not via email, message, or my YouTube wall.

The winner is...

click here to see who won!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kim Kardashian Inspired Bridal Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post on a bridal trial.  Every weekend comes a new bridal trial and I'm loving it.  I work with such a diverse group of brides from natural to dramatic, all races and colors and ethnicities.  I recently had a trial and it's not like any i've ever tried before.  Here's a shot of the inspiration look:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sugar Pill Cosmetics Review & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I was so excited for this review.  For a while, I've heard about the amazingness known as SugarPill Cosmetics and I finally had the chance to test out some of their products.  This year at IMATS, I met the wonderful Amy aka Shrinkle, owner of SugarPill.  She was super nice and sent me some goodies to try out after.  You all know I love me some bright colors so this line was right up my alley.

To see my review, click here!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My Celebrity Blow Out - Cosmo/Avon Frizz Free Revolution Tour

Hi Bellas,

I was recently lucky enough to participate in Avon's Frizz-Free Revolution Tour.  The event was also sponsored with Cosmopolitan and I got the chance to xxperience Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield as well as a celebrity hair blow out.

***Photo Credit:  Avon

To see my video experience, click here!