Monday, April 28, 2014

Half Baked Smokey Eye

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Today I wore my Bellami Hair Extensions (22inch Chestnut)
For this look I used the first Naked Palette by Urban Decay.  This really is my "go to look".  I do this look the majority of the time I do my makeup, but sometimes I use "Sin" or "Sidecar" as the lid instead of "Half Baked".
Setting Powder: MAC Mineralize Loose Powder
Highlighter: MAC "Vanilla" Pigment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Golden State Warriors Makeup Look (2014 Playoffs)

Today's makeup look was inspired by the Golden State Warriors.  This is Konnor's team for basketball and while I'm a Blazer fan I wanted to do something for him.  I really loved how this turned out.  It's wearable without being too crazy, but really, we need crazy for sporting events!  You can get away with anything.
Click photos to enlarge, links take you to product pages.
Below I have a video on how to achieve this look.
Or you can click here to take you to my channel.
Products I used
For this look I used the BH Cosmetics Malibu Palette (on sale for $4.50 on BH's website).  I got mine in my Cult Cosmetics Black Box last month.
From this palette I used these two colors (top left yellow & second from the top on the right).
I used the Sonia Kashuk 106 brush for the yellow eyeshadow and the BeauitControl brush for the blue eyeshadow in my crease.
For my lid color I used "Virgin" from the first Naked Palette by Urban Decay and I used my Starlooks eyeliner that I got in my IPSY bag awhile back.
Lipstick: MAC Lipstick "Chatterbox"

What I used for my face:
Setting Powder: MAC Mineralize Loose Powder
Highlighter: MAC "Vanilla" Pigment
How to get the look: 
The first lipstick I tried with this look was NYX "Power" but the other photos are MAC's "Chatterbox".

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Portland Trail Blazer Makeup Look #2 (2014 Playoffs)

Here is the second look I created for the playoffs.  I actually made a video for this and you can see that here.  Below are photos (click to enlarge) and a list of everything I used along with some links. Enjoy!!

What I used for the eyes:
  • Primer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW20
  • Upper Crease: "Naked" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Lower Crease: "Buck" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Lid: "Naked" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Outer Half: "Red Hot" by NYX Cosmetics
  • Outer Third: "Creep" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Inner Corner Highlight/Brow Bone Highlight: "Virgin" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Tightline/Waterline: "Black Velvet" Velvet Glide-On Pencil by Urban Decay
  • Lower Lid: "Buck" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette & "Red Hot" by NYX Cosmetics
  • Lash Line: "Creep" from the first Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Mascara: L'Oreal Telescopic & Covergirl Clump Crusher
What I used for my face:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sugar Cookies with Pey

I used a cat cookie cutter and then flipped one
of them so they can look at each other.  I then
did my best to cut out the Nike symbol with a
Lately Peytyn has been wanting to decorate cookies and on Monday she came home from school saying she wanted to make some for her teacher.  So yesterday afternoon Peytyn and I baked some cookies and she decorated them this morning before school.

Now, I'm no decorating pro.  I tried my best and am happy with the results even though they don't look all that great.  Pey, however, did a fabulous job.

For the cookies, I bought a sugar cookie mix from the store.  Once all the ingredients  were mixed, I wrapped the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer.  That makes it easier to work with once it's more firm.  I only put the dough in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

I separated the dough for Pey and me to use.  I recently bought Peytyn her own rolling pin, cookie cutters and cookie sheet and they are pretty sweet.  I got them from IKEA and you can see it here.  I love how small they are!  So cute and easier for her to handle as well.

For fun I thought it would be cool to make a Blazer cookie and it's simple logo and coloring so why not??  Yeah..didn't turn out super great but I like them!

To cut out the right shape I used a cup to make an indent on the rolled out dough and I then used a butter knife to cut out the  Haha..honestly, the Blazer logo reminds me of 69 but meshed together.  Once the little "curves" are cut out I cut out the indent I made with the exception of the the part that keeps the "curves" intact.  I also adjusted the "curves" to curve more if I cut them too straight.  That was nice that the dough allowed me to do that.

While the cookies were baking Pey decided to give her Barbie doll and dog a makeover by making outfits for them out of Playdough.
For the royal icing, I used this recipe.  I needed to add a lot of powder sugar to the recipe to make it thicker, but I liked using it and it tastes pretty good! (I used Vanilla extract instead of Almond).

To decorate cookies with royal icing, I suggest you see these videos from YouTube.  This channel is the reason why Peytyn wanted to decorate cookies in the first place.  This is how it's supposed to be done.

This is what I came up with..
These are the others the I iced.  Well, I iced all of them.  I was hoping Peytyn wouldn't get upset about not icing them with me (she was in bed) but I had a plan on something more fun for her to do with them.
I knew Konnor would say something about making Golden State Warriors cookies but that logo though..I'm sure I could do it but for the first time using royal icing, I wasn't sure about it.  Plus it would be more fun to do that with Konnor.
Now for Pey's turn!  It's pretty cool, I found these food markers at the store when I was buying the food coloring.  I knew she would enjoy this more than icing the cookies.  (I iced them last night so they would be dry in time for her to color before school.) It would be cool to see her ice a cookie and do the different colors like we've seen in the videos.
She loved coloring them!
She asked me to hold the cookie still for her so she can color it without it moving.
All her creations!!
I love her "rainbow" cookies the most I think.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Portland Trail Blazer Makeup Look #1 (2014 Playoffs)

Go Blazers!! (Click to enlarge photos and links take you to products.)
Look at that iPad quality.
Products I use:
Face brushes I used (you can obviously see that they were used) from left to right: Real Techniques Face Brush (used for foundation), E.L.F. Complexion Brush, E.L.F. Blush Brush (used for bronzer), E.L.F. Blush Brush (used for blush) and the Real Techniques Brush (used for highlighter).
Again, obviously used eye brushes, left to right: Sonia Kashuk No. 205, Sonia Kashuk No.106, Mary Kay Eye Smudger Brush, and I have no clue what brand the last brush is.  I'm positive I bought it at Target and it was only like $2 or $3, but I use it for blending.
I used "Strange" from the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette.
I used "Maui Wowi" and "Oil Slick" from this Urban Decay Ammo Palette.
These are my favorite lashes, the Ardell Demi Wispies.  I also used an Ardell lash adhesive but I have mixed feelings about it...I'm still testing it out.
Maybelline Baby Skin.
Black pencil liner I got in my IPSY awhile ago.
I didn't have red eye shadow so I used this tinted lip balm that I also got in my IPSY a long time ago.  I also used it for my Thor makeup look.
How I got the look:
First I primed my eyelids with my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW 20. I then used the Cailyn tinted lip balm (pictured above) in my upper crease area.  I applied it with the brush it comes with and blended it out with the Sonia Kashuk 205 brush.

I applied "Maui Wowie" from the Urban Decay Ammo Palette with the Sonia Kashuk 106 brush to my lid and my inner corner and bottom lash line.

I then put black eyeliner on my tight line and waterline.  I used "Oil Slick" from the Urban Decay Ammo Palette and the  Mary Kay Eye Smudger Brush to blend out my bottom lash line and added "Oil Slick" to my outer V. I applied a little at a time to my outer V and blended as I went.  I built up the color until I was satisfied with how dark it was.  I also used the unknown blending brush with no additional product on it to blend everything all together.
One day...I'll have a nice camera..but I actually like how this one turned out.

For my brow highlight I used "Strange" from the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette with the Sonia Kashuk 106 brush.

I applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes (L'Oreal Telescopic) along with the Ardell Demi Wispies.

For my brows I used the Anastasia Go Brow.
My Face
Under eye concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW 20.  
Cheek & Cupid Bow Highlight: MAC "Vanilla" Pigment
Almost forgot my lips: NYX Butter Lipgloss "Eclair"