Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Calavera or Sugar skull

This is what I worked on today

 You can view the rest of my gallery here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm lusting for this BIG make-up bag

As I write this a little bit of drool is hanging from the corner of my mouth. (gross, I know. LOL) But, do you blame me? These new BIG make-up bags from Sigma look awesome! I don't actually own one YET but, just the thought of being able to pack everything in ONE bag when traveling or just for everyday is enough to make me embarrass myself a little.
These are a whopping 14 1/4 inches long and 11 inches high! That's bigger than some purses I own! They come in 3 delicious colors with a pretty quilt pattern much like a famous designer bag and can even fit the sigma brush roll! Ridiculous! If you have a better bag for $29.00 or less please be my guest and show me what you've got.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemade facial scrub

Low on funds? Then look in your cupboards for this easy at home facial treatment.
This is a great scrub for brightening and tightening the skin. If you have normal/ combination skin then you can do this once or twice a week. if you have oily/acne prone skin then you can do this up to three times a week.
Do not use this if you have extremely sensitive or extremely dry skin.
 Ingredient list:
1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice preferably fresh vs. bottled.
1 tablespoon of finely granulated sugar
Step 1. Mix both ingredients in the palm of your hand
Step 2. On slightly damped face rub in with fingertips carefully avoiding the eye area. Rub until sugar dissolves.
Step 3. Rinse with tepid water.
Enjoy the benefits of removing dead skin cells from the sugar and brightening the skin from the alpha and beta hydroxys. This a great natural way to keep your skin looking it's best.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Favorite powder foundation (Mineralize Skin Finish Natural)

 I'm sooo loving Mac's Mineralize Skin Finish Natural powder foundation right now! I originally bought it a couple of months ago to use along with the face and body foundation but, didn't really care for the face and body and decided to use it with L'Oreal's True Match Blendable foundtion (which I'll review in a separate post). I bought The Medium Plus because I had more color at the time but, now that summer is over I need to move on to the Medium color. I still use my Make-up Forever HD powder to minimize where I have noticeable lines and pores.

 Here's why I love Mineralize Skin Finish "Natural"........
1. Unlike some other Mac face products, I DON'T BREAK OUT!!!!
2. When used alone it gives a natural flawless look but, doesn't look like I'm wearing foundation or powder.
3. The finish is like a matte satin which is ideal for most women.
4. When used with a liquid foundation my skin looks ultra flawless. I use this combination when I'm going out or when I'm having a bad skin day : (
5. It feels lightweight or like nothing at all unlike studio fix powder foundation.
* The only thing I wish was different was that there was a mirror in the compact so I could use it as a touch up throughout the day but, other than that this is a winner!
Who is it for?
ALL skins can wear this. If you have extremely oily skin I'd recommend using a mattifier prior to make-up application.
How do I use it?
Brush it on with a powder brush for even natural coverage. Use it alone or over your favorite foundation. DO NOT use a sponge or puff as it will muddy up the powder and will look flat and lifeless.
How much does it cost?
$26.00 This is a good price for a professional powder foundation. It's not drugstore quality so you're going to pay a little more .
Where can I buy it?
You can purchase directly from or at your local Mac counter
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scary Halloween face painting ideas for boys

Here are some of the designs I've been working on for Halloween. These are targeted toward older boys since they are a bit scary. Hope they inspire the artist in you.

 The Joker
 The Werewolf
 Ghost Rider
Two Face (Harvey Dent)

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween make-up tutorial

Looking for some inspiring designs for Halloween? Well, I've found a great site that shows you the step by step process on how to create those classic Halloween faces like a witch, tiger,skull,pirate, butterfly and more in a cinch. These are great for beginners and parents who don't wanna go all out on an elaborate costume but still want their kids to feel like they're all dressed up. I will be posting some of my own designs soon but, until then check out these simple designs from Face Painting Designs.
Need to purchase face paints? Check out Silly Farm. They have a great selection of almost every type of face paint and the tools to go with them.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Wet n Wild wild shine pink glitter nail polish review

This pink glitter is not for the faint of heart. If you like a little bling but steer toward the conservative side then, stop reading now and go read this. This is a super glitter, packed nail polish with medium to full coverage. It lasts and lasts but is a bit difficult to remove because of the size of the glitter.

 The color is like silver and pink all wrapped up into one. It is a HIGH impact glitter which means that it sparkles and shines like you wouldn't believe but, does have that gritty glitter feel. A good top coat should take care of that though.

 I LOOOVE glitter in any way shape or form (most of the time) and for $.99 why not try this color if not for your fingers then, it would be fabulous on your toes! Wet n Wild calls this color 435G Sparked and I purchased it at my local Rite-Aide. What a cute stocking stuffer for that special tween in your life or in my case MYSELF hahaha!

 Below are pics of the color.

Natural light (no flash)

 Indoor light (with flash)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Choosing the right Red Lipstick for you

Red lipstick is a classic. It's a color that EVERY woman can wear and feel confidant, sophisticated and beautiful in. Finding the right red is the challenge.
 No matter what color skin tone, hair color or eye color you have there is a red lipstick out there for you.
 You just need to know what the undertone in your skin is to pick the right shade of red. For example if you have a warmer or yellow undertone then picking a red lipstick with the same tone or a red orange will look the most natural on you and if you have a cool or pink undertone then you should look for a blue red.
This picture of Jessica Alba is a good example of a blue red on a warmer skin tone.
 This picture of Scarlett Johansson is a good example of a red orange  lipstick on a warm or neutral skin tone.
 A blue red lipstick will look good on ANY skin tone but a red orange will usually look like a BIG contrast on a woman with a pink or cool undertone.
Here are a few tips for looking great in red:
1. ALWAYS wear a neutral eye with a strong lip. Lot's of mascara and neutral shadow are a good mix.
2. Choose a long wearing formula ( no one likes ring around the lip)
3. Wearing a neutral or nude lip liner with red will ensure a more natural looking lip.
4. Wearing a matching red lip liner creates a perfect looking lip.
5. Make sure your teeth are white. Some reds can make your grin look more yellow.
6. When in doubt ask a professional to help you out. Stop by your favorite make-up counter and ask to see a make-up artist. (remember not every gal behind the counter is an artist)
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Monday, October 4, 2010

OPI Burlesque "The show must go on" Review

It's no secret to my friends that I adore a beautiful sparkly nail polish especially around fall and winter and the new Burlesque colors from O.P.I. are amazing!

 I purchased "The show must go on" and have been wearing it for a few days now. This will be my new go to red. It's more of a blue red or deep fuchsia with copper glitter which means it will look great on any skin tone. The glitter is in no way chunky or difficult to remove in fact in goes on very smooth and feels smooth to the touch. It's a more sophisticated way to wear glitter without looking like you're a teenager. There are a total of 12 colors in the collection including blue, gold, almost black and red. You can find the whole collection on the O.P.I. website.

 Below are a few pics of the color I chose.
 Natural light ( No flash)
 Indoor light (with flash)

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Support Breast Cancer Awareness with Jane Iredale

 Jane Iredale has introduced a new version of  their popular sugar & lip butter exfoliater and plumper called Phoenix. The Mythical Phoenix is known for it's resiliency and renewal just as the breast cancer survivors they celebrate.

They will donate $2.00 from each sale to "Living beyond breast cancer" in support of all woman who have risen above breast cancer and those who love them.
You can even share your story or the story of someone you know who has battled breast cancer on their website "Rise Above with Love".

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