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Retro Look

Last one for today, I promise. So, let’s start with a story.. on Monday I went to Walgreens, I just needed to get out of the house, I’ve been locked up inside for two months laying on a couch. Yay foot surgery!! I didn’t really plan on buying anything I really was just trying to get out of the house.  Well, I found their fake lashes and I was all  like alright girl, lets do this. So I grabbed up a starter kit, it came with lashes, glue, scissors, a mirror and little tweezer type things. I also picked up like two or three more packages  of lashes and some brushes..so $90 later I’m at the register (funny how that happens, right?) and the boy rings me out tells me the total, I open my wallet and was just like shittttt. I totally thought I had more money than I did. So I look over at chad (my man) and I asked if I could borrow some money and he said how much and I told him the exact total. OOPS!! And that ladies is how you get your man to buy you stuff.  The end.

Okay so I’ve watched a million tutorials on how to apply fake lashes and it looks so easy.  Let me tell you something, ITS NOT EASY AND IT’S FRUSTRATING. So I measure the lashes, you’ll probably have to cut some off cause they come really long, make sure you are cutting the outer corner and not the inner one! Then you apply the glue, let it dry 30 seconds, looking down into a mirror plop it on your eye lid as close as you can get to your regular lash line and adjust, make sure your edges are nice and secure. That’s pretty much the gist of it. Well it seems easy, but before I knew it I was sweating and cursing, covered in lash glue and just angry. So here’s  some tips I have for you in my failed attempt with false lashes:

  • like i said, measure & trim the outer corner, not the inner. the inner corner will have shorter lashes that make it blend more into your natural lashes. Don’t cut too much off you can always cut more but you can’t add it back!
  • apply the lashes to the eye it matches. when you hold the packages in front of your face, with the lashes facing away from you that’s how you know which one goes on which eye.
  • seriously do your eye liner before you apply the lashes, it will blend better. I normally don’t do eyeliner above my lashes because I have hooded eye lids, and  I feel like it makes my eyes small, but next time I will do it before. I tried to line over top like an idiot, I don’t know why i thought that would work..it didn’t.
  • when applying your lashes you want to be looking not completely down at a mirror but that awful unflattering angle where you can see up your nose. This will lower your lid and make it easier to apply
  • LET THE GLUE DRY A LITTLE BIT FIRST!!! Otherwise, you’ll end up with your lashes sliding all over the place, glue all on your eyelid, just a bad situation all over. I used a clear glue, they do make a black one but I was like I’ll just use clear in case I screw it up too bad, which I did. The good thing about clear glue is it’ll start to turn a light blue as it dries, but it does dry clear if that makes sense. So count to 30 after you apply the glue and you should be good to go.
  • some people apply mascara to their natural lashes before they apply their fake ones, some do it after. I tried it before and I think it made it so much more difficult because it made my natural lashes longer and they just got in the way

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So here is my failed attempt with lashes and a little winged liner with a red lip, to me its a very retro look so that’s what I pretended like I was going for. On my lips I’m wearing Kylie Cosmetics in Okurr from the Koko Collection. OH YEAH!! And this is my first post with my fuchsia hair!! I used Ion color Brilliance in Fuchsia (duh) the first time I did it I used two tubes and ran out at the top of my head so that’s why it looks kinda wonky, but since my boyfriend is a darling he stopped the next day when he got out of work and picked me up two more tubes of color. I love how it turned out, it’s so beautiful. My only suggestion is that if you purchase this color buy double what you normally would. Normally I just use two tubes, but this color is very thick and doesn’t spread that well, so in total I used four tubes. Alright folks that is all for today,  I am whooped but  i feel so accomplished and I’m really looking forward to this whole blog thing, it’s very relaxing! leave any suggestions or things you’d like to see in the comments!!  I look forward to meeting so many new people on this journey!! Till next time xx

 

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Urban Decay Naked Heat

Alright, I’m just going to keep going. How many of you are dying to get your hands on the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette? Well I got it on the pre-order and I absolutely love it, it’s a sexy palette. Perfect for all my green eyed ladies, and blue and brown…okay this palette will suit everyone.urbandecaynakedheat1

Now there’s been tons of hype about this palette and I’m pretty sure it damn near broke the internet once it was announced, I swear I couldn’t get on any social media without seeing something about it. Also there was a lot of controversy about the swatches in this palette. On some the color was eh, and on others the color was bangin. I only ran into issues with the matte colors when swatching, they were streaky or not really pigmented but they applied beautifully to the eyes. So from this I realized you can’t really base a palette off a swatch because you’re not really applying it how you normally would. Now let me tell you how I do my swatches. I just take my finger run it across the shadow and wipe it on my arm, BAM. There you have it, huge secret, I know. Some people will wet their brush or finger and apply it and that’s fine, but I feel like if you’re doing a swatch I want to see it in its original state. I’m not going to go into a full detail tutorial on this post because I don’t really remember the colors I used, but I do have swatches and a finished product picture, that counts for something right? I think on my lips though I’m wearing Kylie Cosmetics in Heir it’s one of her metal mattes.urbandecaynakedheatswatch

What do ya’ll think, did you buy this? Will you be buying this palette?

Till next time xx

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. III

Hi everyone!! The first look I’m going to be serving you today is one using the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. III palette. This palette ya’ll… I’ll tell you what, it is so damn beautiful it’s seriously perfect for day or night. The colors are all so creamy and pigmented, you could use your finger to apply and it would be perfect. My only complaint about this palette is that the matte shade is so light it barely shows up on me. That’s it, that’s the only complaint. rainforestoftheseaAlso, I don’t have a lot of pictures to go with this post, just the final product, but if you have any questions feel free to ask!!

The first thing I did was prep my face! Make sure you’re face is clean, and you’ve applied any lotions or cream you use.

Follow up with a primer! Now me, sometimes I can be lazy.. okay a lot of the time I can be lazy so I use a tinted primer. It’s from Rimmel London and it’s called #Instaflawless, I got it at Walmart but I’m sure you can find it anywhere that sells Rimmel London products. I love this primer because immediately you get a nice dewy glow, and it’s SPF 15 which is great because I never apply sunscreen (bad girl, I know). Now it doesn’t cover pimples or breakouts, but it does cover my bags under my eyes, and sometimes I’ll just wear this with some mascara for a real natural look. Also I don’t always wear foundation so this makes all my color pretty even. Just a little squirt and I just use my hands to apply it to my face. **ALSO BECAUSE IT IS TINTED MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS OR YOU’LL LEAVE TINY LITTLE BROWN FINGER PRINTS EVERYWHERE***

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After that I do my eyes. Don’t judge my brows, I know they need done. I start with my brows using Anastasia  Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Auburn, cause I’m naturally a red head, even though my hair is currently fuchsia as of Tuesday.  First you outline your brow then fill it in ( I’ll do a tutorial on this later). After my brows are done I move onto my eyes, I start with Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer, just a little dab on your lids and I like to use an eyeshadow brush to make sure it covers my whole lid evenly. ONTO THE EYESHADOW FUN STUFF YAYYYYY!!! I applied escape all over my lid from lash line to brow bone using a blending brush. Then, I used Malibu starting at the outer corner and blending towards the inner corner. After that apply treasure to the inner corner for a pop of color. After the eyeshadow apply your mascara of choice. Mine is Urban Decay Perversion and your eyeliner, I use Covergirl Queen vivid impact in midnight. I tight line my eyes (apply eyeliner right under your upper lashes) and I only go about half way on the bottom lashes. You’ll find that my eye routine rarely changes, the only thing i change is the shadow, but I can also do a tutorial on that at a later date.

Okay now that you’re eyes are beautiful, lets move onto the face, remember we already primed, now I contour. I use the Wet n Wild megaglo dual ended contour stick. On the parts of your face you want to pop (under eyes, bridge of nose, a little below the cheek bone but above the jawline, around your brows and on your chin, and cupids bow) use the light side. On the parts of your face you want to be smaller (hairline, on each side of the bridge of your nose, jaw line, and ill do a little bit right below my lip to make lips look plumper, and directly under your cheek bones) you use the darker side. To blend this all together i use a few drops of Hard Candy Illuminating & strobing mix in drops and a beauty blender. I apply a drop to my forehead, a drop under each eye and a little bit on my chin, just for that extra glow. Cause really can you glow enough?..I think not. After that I go back over all my contouring with the Wet n Wild mega glo Contouring palette, but this one is a powder so it doesn’t make my face look so oily. You’ll follow the same steps as the contouring stick, except this time use a brush. Then its time to blush, highlight, and bronze.

For my blush I use the e.l.f blush palette i seriously just mix all four colors together and apply to my cheek bones, but not below the apple of my cheeks, when I’m finished with that I’ll brush the leftovers on my forehead and my chin, I don’t know why I do this, I feel like it just pulls your look together. The bronzer  I use is also from e.l.f and I do the same thing, I mix all 4 together, and you’ll apply that in all the places you used the darker color for your contour. Now the best part, my favorite, the highlight, I use Kylie Cosmetics in strawberry shortcake and french vanilla. I apply it in a “C” shape from above my brow down to the top of my cheek bone, the tip of my nose and my cupid bow, and just a little bit on my chin.

For my lips I used Kylie cosmetics in harmony. nothing too exciting there, haha.

And that’s it guys, that’s how I achieved this look. if you have any questions or suggestions, or maybe something you’d like to seem me do please don’t hesitate to reach out, i don’t bite 🙂 till next time, take care. xx