Friday, March 30, 2012

Makeup Kit Must-Have: Angled Brushes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post and this one is all about angled brushes - whether you use it for your brows, lips or liner, they come in very handy.  Qosmedix sent me a bunch of affordable options to try out after I wasn't satisfied with a brow brush they sent me in the last bunch.  Check them out!
 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pinks for Spring

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with a review of some new Steelo products!  I've used Steelo for many years now.  You may recognize their eyeshadow base in nearly every tutorial lol.  I recently got some new items to test out and it's right in time for Spring.
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FOTD: Old School Ren Look - Dramatic Green and Gold

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a look I wore recently - I went back to Old School Ren.  This was has color and drama!  Best yet, I used an affordable 88 palette and still got lots of color pay-off.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Products I Regret Buying Series - Lorac Evening Out Powder/Concealer Kit

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post in my "Products I Regret Buying" series.  This time around, Lorac takes the hit.  I think it's overall a fabulous brand and I got a great deal on one of their products, but I gotta be honest and let you know why I wouldn't repurchase one of their items again.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Super inexpensive cute, jewelry haul!

Hi Bellas,

I got to share with you a great site where I purchased a lot of funky, inexpensive pieces.  I heard about it from a fellow blogger Ella.  The online boutique has just jewelry but it seems like they're expanding into clothes, shoes and more in the spring.  Now's the time to get the jewelry pieces because it seems like they're auctioning off a lot of their older items.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Photoshoot - Polished to Perfection

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Before & After!  My client was actually taking some graduation pics to celebrate her Master's Degree.  The key was to do natural makeup but with a little flair.  Here's a tip, it's all about lashes!
 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Get Celebrity Lashes! - Smokes & Mirrors Lashes Review

Hi Bellas,

This review is long overdue.  I've had the Smoke and Mirrors Beauty Lashes in my makeup bag for the longest time.  I'm still rocking them actually.  These lashes were created by fabulous makeup artist Stephen Moleski and all of his celebrity clients from Carrie Underwood to the Kardashians are rocking them.  Finally, I'm sharing with you my review of these lashes.
 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FOTD: Laura Gellar Escape to the Tropics Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD.  This time I'm featuring the Laura Gellar brand.  I picked up a bunch of her items during a Hautelook Sale and came up with a pretty look for you all.
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to Save Big Money on Eyeglasses!

Hi Bellas,

When I find a deal, I have to share it with you guys.  I recently came upon a website that is absolutely amazing for those of you who want affordable RX glasses.  Oftentimes, even if you have insurance they only cover either contacts or eyeglasses.  I'm in that boat.  I wear contacts most of the time, so I would never have an up to date pair of prescription eyeglasses.  I went to the eye doctor in February and ended up paying several hundred dollars on both contacts and glasses, ouch!  I wish I had known about this site before I got the glasses...could have saved a bunch of money!
love nerds

Monday, March 19, 2012

Eyebrow Love! Senna Sketch-A-Brow Pencil Review

Hi Bellas,

You all know I'm a brow fanatic.  Recently I got to test out Senna's Sketch-A-Brow pencil and I was definitely impressed.  A brow pencil like this really takes your brows from drab to fab - the right eyebrows for your face shape can really make or break your look.  Senna is known for their brow products and once again they did not disappoint!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Disco Inspired Photoshoot & Before & After

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Before & After.  A few weeks ago I did makeup for a photoshoot for my friend who is an aspiring model.  Her look from her hair, to makeup to outfit she totally reminded me of a modern Donna Summers.  For those of you who don't know who she is...she was a famous Disco Queen with hits like "Last Dance".  Check out the makeover after the jump!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

FOTD: Easy Smokey Club Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD.  This is a look I wore out to a lounge for my friend's bday party.  If you have only a few minutes to get a banging club look, this one is for you!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easy & Inexpensive Nail Polish Storage

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video and it's featuring storage!  I found a really inexpensive and convenient way of storing nail polishes.  I haven't seen one like this before so I hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lash-Stravaganza! New Sugarpill Lashes Pics & Review!

Hi Bellas,

Recently one of my fav brands SugarPill came out with a whole line of new lashes.  They're super fun, affordable and definitely worth checking out.  Ready for some lash porn?  LOL well here goes!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Red Carpet Beauty Swag Bag!

Hi Bellas,

 I'm back with another post! I wanted to share with you a package that I recently received featuring a whole bunch of beauty items from ShopNBC. These items premiered February 17th as part of a Red Carpet Series to make you glam for special events.

Friday, March 9, 2012

February Favorites!

Hi Bellas,

It's that time again!  I'm back with my favorites for the month of February.  I'm getting a little bit better of keeping track of my monthly favs.  This time around I include everything from Nail Polish, to Lippies to Shoes and even eyeglasses.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Drugstore Jewel Toned Look & Jane Cosmetics Review

Hi Bellas,

Have you ever tried Jane Cosmetics?  They're a drug store brand which I reviewed a while ago.  Well I'm back with some super pretty swatches.  This brand is affordable and worth taking a look at.  I was sent these products by Nordstrom Rack... I knew that they had affordable clothing and shoes but they have makeup as well!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Makeover - Natural, Glowing Beauty

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post!  I recently had a client come back to me for a makeover.  Gotta love repeat clients.  She wanted a really fresh, natural look for some head shots.  I was happy to oblige.  It's great to be able to do smokey, fun looks but a versatile artist can also turn out more subtle makeup applications.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another CVS Drugstore Makeup Haul!

Hi Bellas,

I couldn't help it...I went back to CVS recently for yet another haul.  I needed to pick up one or two items and it turned into a basketful lol.  The good thing is that by the time I get my haul pictures up, I've usually had some time to use the items.  Stay tuned for my quick drugstore haul and review!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Smokey Green Eyes

Hi Bellas,

By now, you probably have heard me talking about becoming a redhead.  I was so inspired by the new color change that I also began experimenting with makeup.  I thought back to color theory and knew that red complements green...so I decided that it was time for me to bring back smokey green eyes!  And guess what?  This green look is right in time for St. Patrick's Day, perfect timing woot!